Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:20 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:58 pm
That was a spectacular fall for Jennifer, who crushed it in her first game (and I do love it when Alex tells a player, "today wasn't your day")
In Jennifer's defense, it seemed like it was just a day when the answers weren't coming to her and/or she was overthinking things. The clue asking for Princess Grace comes to mind - spotted Monaco and a death in 1982, that should have been obvious. But, Jennifer may have been trying to come up with someone more connected to ballet, given the category.

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Re: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Spaceman Spiff » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:28 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:17 pm
davey wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:06 pm
On the other hand, it's not hard to find explanations of the difference between the Italian greyhound and the whippet. I guess the judges decided they are so close it's not fair to ask someone to tell them apart with a picture...
As long as an Italian greyhound is at all similar to an English greyhound, but smaller, it fit the clue. It's really that simple, and I have no veritable clue why so many people on Facebook and Twitter are mad about this.
Because some folks like to whippet. Whippet good. :mrgreen:

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Re: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by morbeedo » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:12 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:20 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:58 pm
That was a spectacular fall for Jennifer, who crushed it in her first game (and I do love it when Alex tells a player, "today wasn't your day")
In Jennifer's defense, it seemed like it was just a day when the answers weren't coming to her and/or she was overthinking things. The clue asking for Princess Grace comes to mind - spotted Monaco and a death in 1982, that should have been obvious. But, Jennifer may have been trying to come up with someone more connected to ballet, given the category.
True, though I couldn't tell if she was trying to buzz in and getting beat or if she just got unlucky with those boards

But mostly I was disappointed because she's fun and I wanted to see her continue

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Re: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by squarekara » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:15 pm

Just thought I'd come in on behalf of Wire Hair Fox Terriers and mention a couple of their most famous ambassadors: Asta from "The Thin Man" and Milou/Snowy from "The Adventures of Tintin."

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Re: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:32 pm

squarekara wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:15 pm
Just thought I'd come in on behalf of Wire Hair Fox Terriers and mention a couple of their most famous ambassadors: Asta from "The Thin Man" and Milou/Snowy from "The Adventures of Tintin."
That's the movie version of The Thin Man. In case it ever comes up, in the book Asta is a Schnauzer. That was apparently exotic enough in the 30s that Nick has to identify the breed to curious people who think Asta is a cross between a Scottie and an Irish terrier.

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Re: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:09 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:32 pm
squarekara wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:15 pm
Just thought I'd come in on behalf of Wire Hair Fox Terriers and mention a couple of their most famous ambassadors: Asta from "The Thin Man" and Milou/Snowy from "The Adventures of Tintin."
That's the movie version of The Thin Man. In case it ever comes up, in the book Asta is a Schnauzer. That was apparently exotic enough in the 30s that Nick has to identify the breed to curious people who think Asta is a cross between a Scottie and an Irish terrier.
Asta (Skippy) was a damn cute dog, is what he was.

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Re: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by squarekara » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:59 pm

Now I'm coming in on behalf of Schnauzers to ask Hollywood to let them represent their own community.

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Re: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Peter the accountant » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:04 pm

Finally got around to watching. And joined in with the players in a train wreck of a game.

R: 18, W: 3, costing 2600
Coryat: 11,000
FJ: :(
DD: 0/3
LT: none.

Unlike the players, I managed to stay clam most of the time. 3 misses is reasonable. But that didn't help much, as there were way too many I couldn't make an intelligent guess at. Stared at mythology and native sons, ran 2 letter words. Slightly embarrassed at guessing John Glenn instead of Neil Armstrong. Usually astronaut + Ohio gets you to Glenn. But Apollo should have made me re-think that, since he never flew an Apollo mission. Didn't know that Armstrong was also from Ohio.

I'll be checking the US Flag box over the weekend. Bra was the only alternative I had, and figured it wasn't right. :D Draft cards never entered my thinking.

PS (added in edit): Somehow my non-answer of "that school building where Kennedy's assassin shot from" probably wasn't going to cut it. Yet another clam because I sort of knew the answer but didn't really.
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Re: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dhkendall » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:29 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:03 pm
I never thought of anything besides money and flags.
Somehow, to me, this sounds like a rap lyric from a rapper I'd really, really like.
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Patience and Fortitude was amusing to me, as HQ had a question about the NYPL lions tonight (and undid me with it).
And Trivia Warfare had an episode that came out on the weekend (that I was listening to this morning, at least that part) that mentioned the two and three lobes of the lungs (and that the right one is larger due to the heart being below the left one.)
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Re: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Perv Griffin » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:02 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:17 pm
davey wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:06 pm
On the other hand, it's not hard to find explanations of the difference between the Italian greyhound and the whippet. I guess the judges decided they are so close it's not fair to ask someone to tell them apart with a picture...
As long as an Italian greyhound is at all similar to an English greyhound, but smaller, it fit the clue. It's really that simple, and I have no veritable clue why so many people on Facebook and Twitter are mad about this.
I think that the way the Italian greyhound/Whippet reversal was explained (or rather, not explained at all...) is why there's so much teeth gnashing. I was among the indignant before revisiting the exact wording of the clue, and OQ's explanation above is very helpful. I suspect that people who are taking exception to the reversal are incorrectly assuming that it was granted based on an (obviously false) belief by the judges that the two breeds are interchangeable. They are not, but that doesn't matter with respect to the syntax of the clue itself.

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Re: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Pendleton71 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:14 pm

I wonder if Jennifer set a record for fewest number of ring-ins (or at least correct responses) while finding all three Daily Doubles.

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Re: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by cheezguyty » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:55 pm

Pendleton71 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:14 pm
I wonder if Jennifer set a record for fewest number of ring-ins (or at least correct responses) while finding all three Daily Doubles.
On the March 4, 2003 episode Charlotte Renshaw found all three DDs and had a total of just eight ring-ins. I do believe that the seven correct ring-ins they both had is the record among Archived games.

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Re: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:35 pm

Coryat: $30,600
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