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Re: Monday, January 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Peter the accountant » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:11 pm

DBear wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:44 pm
Got FJ by the same reasoning as Peter the Accountant. :D
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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:13 pm

Jamie Rosler won $100,000 a couple years ago on Millionaire.



Ha! It did that embed thing.

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Post by dhkendall » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:14 pm

nlw44 wrote:
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This logic also follows from the idea that a new president becomes official at noon on Jan 20th, regardless of the actual timing of the oath of office. This was discussed a good deal when President Obama's first oath was somewhat mangled by the justice giving it. Obama was president in any case, although his non-fans wanted to believe otherwise.
This is also how the stupid "David Rice Atchison was president for a day on March 4, 1849 because Polk's term was done and Taylor wasn't sworn in until March 5" disinformation came about (forgetting that Atchison also wasn't sworn in either). I would definitely agree that Nixon's term as president officially ended when his letter of resignation was accepted.

Still got the FJ instantly though. I remembered hearing about the callsign being changed, which is a fact, but it may be he was afforded the callsign as one last honour until Ford was sworn in.
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Re: Monday, January 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Ironhorse » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:24 pm

dhkendall wrote:
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nlw44 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:45 pm
This logic also follows from the idea that a new president becomes official at noon on Jan 20th, regardless of the actual timing of the oath of office. This was discussed a good deal when President Obama's first oath was somewhat mangled by the justice giving it. Obama was president in any case, although his non-fans wanted to believe otherwise.
This is also how the stupid "David Rice Atchison was president for a day on March 4, 1849 because Polk's term was done and Taylor wasn't sworn in until March 5" disinformation came about (forgetting that Atchison also wasn't sworn in either). I would definitely agree that Nixon's term as president officially ended when his letter of resignation was accepted.

Still got the FJ instantly though. I remembered hearing about the callsign being changed, which is a fact, but it may be he was afforded the callsign as one last honour until Ford was sworn in.
This would also suggest that the presidency lies vacant whenever a sitting president dies. Given the plausibility of this happening in an emergency scenario, this would seem unlikely.
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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:40 pm

Only 22 right, tough game for me. :oops:
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Post by dhkendall » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:05 pm

Btw, it's supposed to be "ZEER-o-eth", not "ZEE-roth", right? Have I been pronouncing it wrong all this time?
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Post by acthomas » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:09 pm

dhkendall wrote:
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Btw, it's supposed to be "ZEER-o-eth", not "ZEE-roth", right? Have I been pronouncing it wrong all this time?
You were correct. I giggled a little at it.

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Post by Ironhorse » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:11 pm

I couldn't remember how to pronounce Django Reinhardt's last name and muffed it. :(
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Post by jpr281 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:22 pm

I'll be honest. I made a quick jump to Truman and Nixon never entered my mind.

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Post by Bamaman » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:26 pm

I watched this at halftime of the football game, hoping to take my mind of the horror I watched.

Nixon was an instaget for me and was surprised so many said Truman.

Glad to see a repeat champ but not a strong effort from him.
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Post by Linear Gnome » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:40 pm

acthomas wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:09 pm
dhkendall wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:05 pm
Btw, it's supposed to be "ZEER-o-eth", not "ZEE-roth", right? Have I been pronouncing it wrong all this time?
You were correct. I giggled a little at it.
I've always pronounced it "ZEE-rowth" (two syllables, second one rhymes with "both"). Alex pronounced it "ZEE-rawth" (second syllable rhyming with "moth").

I remember seeing Nixon's resignation on TV, but I didn't get FJ--somehow thought that he'd cease being president when he resigned. I said Clinton.

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Post by IronNeck » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:42 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:05 pm
Btw, it's supposed to be "ZEER-o-eth", not "ZEE-roth", right? Have I been pronouncing it wrong all this time?
As a scientist, I can confirm that your pronunciation is indeed correct.

Anywho, I typically like or at least don't mind contestants who show personality and quirks, from Austin Rogers on back, but Jamie audibly cheering for herself after every single correct answer crossed into the realm of irritating.

I think she allowed enthusiasm to get the best of her, too; her response on the third DD was almost instant, instead of using her time on it. Had she got it correct, she would have been the champion.

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Post by MattKnowles » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:44 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:41 pm
Instaget FJ, then immediately doubted myself, wondering if Missouri was the bigger hint,
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then I had to spend a bunch of time convincing myself that the current President attends the inauguration of his successor. To become an ex-President while flying would have to be an unusual event, like, say, a resignation.
Switching to the wrong answer would've annoyed me for weeks.
I'm going to be annoyed, albeit mildly and inconsequentially annoyed, for about a week and a half.

My first thought was Nixon because "It must be a President who didn't attend an inauguration, who would that be?"

And then I narrowed it down to "It must be a President who was alive during the time of flight, and they mentioned Missouri so there must be a Missouri connection" and I got it wrong.

I researched it a little bit and Nixon is not the only President to skip an inauguration. I can't even find a complete list but at least one article I read says that it used to be common to snub the outgoing President and that FDR changed the tradition.

Throwing Missouri into the clue really distracted me from the correct answer.

I missed the effigy clue, oops.
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Post by seaborgium » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:50 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:05 pm
Btw, it's supposed to be "ZEER-o-eth", not "ZEE-roth", right? Have I been pronouncing it wrong all this time?
The clue said it was a six-letter word; your pronunciation makes it seven. "ZEER-oath" is more like it.

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Post by econgator » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:19 pm

nlw44 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:45 pm
but my understanding is that Ford really became the president and Nixon became an ex-president the moment Nixon's letter of resignation was accepted by Kissinger. The timing of the oath of office should be immaterial.
Correct.

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Post by OrangeSAM » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:28 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:13 pm
Jamie Rosler won $100,000 a couple years ago on Millionaire.
She also appeared on The The Chase tho I don't know the date.
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Post by twelvefootboy » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:34 pm

MattKnowles wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:44 pm

I researched it a little bit and Nixon is not the only President to skip an inauguration. I can't even find a complete list but at least one article I read says that it used to be common to snub the outgoing President and that FDR changed the tradition.
How could FDR do that? He died in office. So I'm sure he didn't attend HST's swearing in. Maybe by inviting (so and so?, his predecessor) to his?

This FJ is fraught with loopholes and technicalities. Gotta just roll with it and pick the apocryphal version which is probably based on the change of Airplane call sign. This Missourian picked Nixon as instaget and was surprised fellow Baby Boomer Dave overthought it, or just never heard the plane story.

I loved the Roman Numeral category, but did poorly as I didn't compose the list in my head. Seeing Thermodynamics made me as happy as a Clavin with a Celibacy category! The way Alex pronounced zeroth made me wonder if he even knew it was numeral based. Dave scooped up the only slightly technical answer - I wonder if entropy is just an intellectual vocabulary word just like I use "piquant" or "banal" just to be sesquipedalian? (or cromulent and woke, just to be hip :lol: )

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Post by hscer » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:36 pm

FJ poll should have "I considered Clinton but not Nixon" option. (Hi.)
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Re: Monday, January 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by tiwonge » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:43 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:29 pm
"Heresy" was also extremely tough for $200. Can we poll that?
Was thinking something along the lines of "Reformation" first, but that was too long, then I had to simplify my answer to "heresy." Still got it before the time was over.
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I didn't have a single bit of recognition in the Musicals category. Evita was a musical?!
There was even a movie starring Madonna. The most famous song is "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina." But I got it on a mention of Buenos Aires. (Are you familiar with this movie, but not that there was singing in it? I've actually never seen the movie, though. I just know this song.)


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England had a civil war?!? How was I supposed to figure that one out?!
I didn't get the category straight for the first two or so clues, so I was trying to figure out if this were War of the Roses or the English Civil War. It would have been obvious had I been paying attention to the oxymoron part, I guess. (The English Civil War is when Cromwell overthrew the monarchy and the reign of Charles I. The rule of the Cromwell and the Parliament lasted about a decade, until Charles II was installed and the monarchy re-established.
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"Pointed weapon" was massive negbait for sword. After it was negged, I had no idea what to guess.
As somebody noted earlier, spears were popular weapons among the Zulu, so South Africa + pointed weapon should suggest that. I guess not enough people play Civilization and know about the Zulu special unit, the Impi, which is armed with a spear and a shield.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:49 pm

tiwonge wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:43 pm
There was even a movie starring Madonna. The most famous song is "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina." But I got it on a mention of Buenos Aires. (Are you familiar with this movie, but not that there was singing in it? I've actually never seen the movie, though. I just know this song.)
I know the movie with Madonna. I know the song "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina." What I did NOT know was the musical.
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