Thursday, January 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Thursday, January 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bartleby » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:17 am

I said "m-yol-neer" for Thor's hammer. I think the judges would be pretty liberal with acceptable responses approaching, and maybe even including, "mew mew."
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Post by Lefty » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:15 am

I thought of Chevy Corvette but had I thought about "Chevrolet" being a French name, that might have steered me away. But maybe not, because it's obviously an American company. That is, I thought the clue pointed to a non-French company whose one particular sports car model has a French name.

She here said LeMans, which seemed like a great guess even before I looked it up and saw it was introduced in 1953.
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Post by Bamaman » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:19 am

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Another Grand Prix here. Not a car guy, so I guessed the checkered flag would be on a car with a racing related name and Grand Prix sounds French.
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Re: Thursday, January 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:27 am

Bartleby wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:17 am
I said "m-yol-neer" for Thor's hammer. I think the judges would be pretty liberal with acceptable responses approaching, and maybe even including, "mew mew."

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Post by Bartleby » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:20 am

alietr wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:27 am
Bartleby wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:17 am
I said "m-yol-neer" for Thor's hammer. I think the judges would be pretty liberal with acceptable responses approaching, and maybe even including, "mew mew."
All right, that sounds exactly like how I said it!

Speaking of exact responses, did anyone else give Springfield's chief of police's full name of "Clancy Wiggum?"

Not speaking of inexact responses, I appreciated Steph's neg on the Chagall DD with Kandinsky. While they are known for fairly different styles of art, they were contemporaries, originally from the Russian Empire, and both later settled (and died) in France. Kandinsky is also one of my very favorite artists.
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Re: Thursday, January 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by morbeedo » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:28 am

[/quote]Not speaking of inexact responses, I appreciated Steph's neg on the Chagall DD with Kandinsky. While they are known for fairly different styles of art, they were contemporaries, originally from the Russian Empire, and both later settled (and died) in France. Kandinsky is also one of my very favorite artists.
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Agreed. Jeopardy! likes Chagall and Magritte - both seem to come up a lot. Just don't mistake Rene Magritte for Peter Paul Reubens...

I appreciated the FAUX PAS / FOE PA pun, and thought the MEH DECADE was pretty clever, too. I negged with the 1890s for the Edwardian period, but there's a bit of gray area there, according to Wikipedia: "The Edwardian era or Edwardian period of British history covers the brief reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910, and is sometimes extended in both directions to capture long-term trends from the 1890s to the First World War."
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Re: Thursday, January 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:48 am

alietr wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:27 am
Bartleby wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:17 am
I said "m-yol-neer" for Thor's hammer. I think the judges would be pretty liberal with acceptable responses approaching, and maybe even including, "mew mew."

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Post by davey » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:14 am

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Post by squarekara » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:45 pm

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Re: Thursday, January 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OrangeSAM » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:49 am

Lefty wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:15 am
I thought of Chevy Corvette but had I thought about "Chevrolet" being a French name, that might have steered me away. But maybe not, because it's obviously an American company. That is, I thought the clue pointed to a non-French company whose one particular sports car model has a French name.

She here said LeMans, which seemed like a great guess even before I looked it up and saw it was introduced in 1953.
LeMans here as well.
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Re: Thursday, January 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bartleby » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:20 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:28 am
Bartleby wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:20 am
Not speaking of inexact responses, I appreciated Steph's neg on the Chagall DD with Kandinsky. While they are known for fairly different styles of art, they were contemporaries, originally from the Russian Empire, and both later settled (and died) in France. Kandinsky is also one of my very favorite artists.
Agreed. Jeopardy! likes Chagall and Magritte - both seem to come up a lot.
Yeah, Kandinsky has some hits in the Archive but not anywhere near as many as those two.
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Re: Thursday, January 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by nserven » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:24 pm

Another checkered flag + France = Le Mans here.

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Re: Thursday, January 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:08 pm

Interesting tidbit I just discovered. Louis Chevrolet (co-founder of the company) was not of French parentage but Swiss. There is even a case to be made that Chevrolet's bowtie emblem is a stylized version of the cross on the Swiss flag. But that's far from definite. Could figure in a future clue at some point.
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Post by squarekara » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:14 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:08 pm
There is even a case to be made that Chevrolet's bowtie emblem is a stylized version of the cross on the Swiss flag.
This is one of those things that you see every day of your life but never really think about. Yeah, what the heck is that thing?

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Post by silverscreentest » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:39 pm

squarekara wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:14 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:08 pm
There is even a case to be made that Chevrolet's bowtie emblem is a stylized version of the cross on the Swiss flag.
This is one of those things that you see every day of your life but never really think about. Yeah, what the heck is that thing?
This story says the Chevrolet bowtie logo was cribbed from Coalettes, a brand of Southern Compressed Coal.
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Re: Thursday, January 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by goatman » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:06 am

MattKnowles wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:51 pm
I got Corvette. I didn't know the clue but figured a Corvette is a really well known car and might have been released at that time. I was pretty sure the Mustang was released later (1962). It felt better to get FJ off a guess than to get one I already knew.

2/3 on daily doubles. I recognized the title "Room" but didn't know the author or even that it was a book. Steph knew that answer FAST. She had a reaction about as soon as the clue was displayed and I thought it was pretty impressive.

I missed "The Great Santini" and guessed "The Prince of Tides."

J6 messed up for me and cut off an answer. I'm not sure why. Did anybody else have the same problem? Screenshot below:
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LT: Chagall. INstaget Corvette.

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