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Re: Monday, October 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:37 pm

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Can't believe I missed "Rocket Raccoon". That was kind of an obscure path to him though -- I bet almost no one knew who he even was before the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, which apparently take a lot of liberties with the source material.
Doesn't help that his MCU counterpart is lacking obvious cybernetic implants.
I bit on the "Blackbeard" negbait on Cap for $200. I'm guessing they all pavlov'd to Blackbeard, and couldn't shift gears in time after the neg. Seems that happens a lot lately.
Sir Francis Drake...I was a bit off in my math.

5th time per the archive that antidisestablishmentarianism was a response.
Also got antipenultimate and antecedent...and I couldn't have given you the definition of the latter if you gave me a year. Still can't. Forgot the clue already. :lol:

Final thought process: Greek for sailor...astronaut is 'star sailor' so...'naut.' Oh. Nautilus. Must mean 'no one' translates to James Mason. 20,000 leagues!

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Post by seaborgium » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:40 pm

Not that you would get negged for the i outside a spelling category, but it's antepenultimate. Ante- is Latin and means "before," whereas anti- (with a few exceptions) is Greek and means "against."

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Post by Woppy T » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:50 pm

Bamaman wrote:
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I found the Ant Man material to be more suited for DJ than J, and perhaps even ToC level. Antecedent a middle row clue? I was slack jawed.
I couldn't define an antecedent to save my life but I remember the term from high school English class.

It helps to be old I got Lou Ferigno in the bottom row for my only get in that category.
And by "old" you apparently mean 40s and over??😉

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Post by econgator » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:56 pm

goatman wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:35 pm
Warren Zevon (Roland the Thompson Gunner! :-)
Headless Thompson Gunner .... :P

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Post by Ironhorse » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:12 pm

My fear is that the younger generation will only know Zevon for providing the sample for that Kid Rock song.
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Post by squarekara » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:14 pm

MattKnowles wrote:
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Morgan worked in Dinky Donkey, Dorky Donkey and Badonka Donkey as possible names for wanting a miniature donkey with her winnings. What do those things go for? Hope it’s under a grand?
They're going for about $650-$1000 in my area.

I got Final Jeopardy but if I had thought of The Ballad of Cap'n Crunch I might have put that.
Here's hoping Badonka Donkey is munching a heaping bowl of Donkey Chow at Morgan's watch party tonight!

I was in the studio for this one. (That's me shouting "Yeah!" when Charles' FJ answer is revealed.) People with auditions coming up absolutely should take a page out of Morgan's book: she's fun, fearless, energetic, and that great attitude amped up everyone around her. It certainly carries through onscreen. Although things didn't go her way in the televised game, this girl was RUNNING categories in rehearsal while everyone else was still waiting for the caffeine to kick in.

And to build on what PhilKohn shared about his experience last week, our group had a blast together, and our friends and family did too. (My Mom enjoyed driving from hotel to studio with Charles' significant other, and they basically spent the entire day together.) And although Anand is a super genial guy, seeing him in action immediately elicited whispers of "Omigod--this guy's a buzzsaw!" from the rest of us in the audience. Ack!

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:16 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:12 pm
My fear is that the younger generation will only know Zevon for providing the sample for that Kid Rock song.
I am probably one of the youngest people who was aware of both "Werewolves of London" and "Sweet Home Alabama" well before "All Summer Long" existed.
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Post by This Is Kirk! » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:30 pm

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I found this game harder than usual. Maybe the categories. Worst performance in years.
I thought it was very difficult, too, although I did get FJ.

It annoys me a little that comic books and super hero movies are something we're supposed to know now.

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Post by sims » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:35 pm

Ok so I didn't see the first DD because I didn't get to the TV until the 1st commercial was starting, but I got the other two and the final. I thought that was a well-done FJ question: not the ridiculously easy "Clue" of last week but something that most people will be familiar with if they figure out the "hints" in the clue.

I really liked Morgan. I loved her showing so much personality and it made me wish I'd tried a bit harder to do that during my taping.

Lach trash: Antecedent, Antepenultimate, warren zevon, ear, shirtdress, Ft. Wayne (I only knew this because it came up at trivia a few months ago when no one on our team could name a city other than Indianapolis).

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Post by cthulhu » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:54 pm

So, the night my DVR crapped out and lost J! is the night there was a clue about one of my favorite musical artists, Warren Zevon. Sigh.

Instaget FJ though. Knew "Nemo" was Latin for "no one" from Dickens, Bleak House to be specific.

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Post by hscer » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:56 pm

I figured out antepenultimate but wasn't confident enough to guess. Decent Coryat here despite being shut out on the stupid Marvel category. And 2 straight FJ's (which is decent considering I only started watching again on Friday)
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Post by alietr » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:02 am

Morgan totally reminded me of Laura Jambon. Appearance, demeanor, and animal story (though Laura's was more entertaining):

https://youtu.be/iqESiuNPixM?t=35s

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Post by seaborgium » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:23 am

I learned "Nemo" meant "no one" from "The Cask of Amontillado," in which the narrator's family motto is "Nemo me impune lacessit," explained in the footnotes of my high school literature book to mean "No one attacks me with impunity."

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Post by alietr » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:28 am

Amusingly enough, when I exited my recording of Jeopardy, the channel I was tuned to had a commercial for Raisin Bran crunch, which features the arpeggio from Werewolves of London. I shall be scolding Anand for not knowing Warren Zevon, since we had been discussing music the other night.

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Post by This Is Kirk! » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:50 am

Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:12 pm
My fear is that the younger generation will only know Zevon for providing the sample for that Kid Rock song.
I have a feeling "Werewolves..." will still be played long after nearly everyone's forgotten about Kid Rock.

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Post by alietr » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:14 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:50 am
Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:12 pm
My fear is that the younger generation will only know Zevon for providing the sample for that Kid Rock song.
I have a feeling "Werewolves..." will still be played long after nearly everyone's forgotten about Kid Rock.
... which can't be soon enough.

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Post by seaborgium » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:38 am

The local alternative rock station (KROQ) is playing vaguely Halloween-themed songs with their morning show, and they've played "Werewolves of London" already; right now it's "Dragula" by Rob Zombie. So that's two of this game's responses I've heard this morning, by coincidence.

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Post by Wheatley » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:52 am

alietr wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:28 am
Amusingly enough, when I exited my recording of Jeopardy, the channel I was tuned to had a commercial for Raisin Bran crunch, which features the arpeggio from Werewolves of London. I shall be scolding Anand for not knowing Warren Zevon, since we had been discussing music the other night.
I could name the song, but “zevon” just wouldn’t come to me. I saw that commercial too, and was amused at their choice because the lyrics are way too gruesome for a wholesome cereal commercial.


I was surprised at how much they struggled with that FJ. I’d have thought that with Moby Dick ruled out by virtue of being in the game already, and “Bounty” obviously not Greek for “ship,” that only one possibility would make sense.
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Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:02 am

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My only concern was getting everything in under the time. I have messy writing as is. (I hope for my Final Jeopardy! the answer is something like "What is PEI" or something like that. :) )
I think you'd have to write out Prince Edward Island for it to count. Or were you referring to the architect?

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:23 am

alietr wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:14 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:50 am
Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:12 pm
My fear is that the younger generation will only know Zevon for providing the sample for that Kid Rock song.
I have a feeling "Werewolves..." will still be played long after nearly everyone's forgotten about Kid Rock.
... which can't be soon enough.
"Picture" is one of my all time favorite songs in any genre. Any artist with one very good song in them can't be all bad.

(Fun fact: Kid Rock has been known to visit bars in my town. Sadly, the last time he was up here, I was in the middle of a very long shift.)
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