Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:59 pm

Linear Gnome wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:08 pm
mikebdoss wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:00 pm
Jasper wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:53 pm
I beg to differ. Any number of other clues (including still images or moving images) falling under that category could have been used instead of the particular scene from the film "Working Girl." Using the image that the writers selected was uncalled for and insensitive.

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Not a New Yorker, but I don't see how erasing every mention of two iconic buildings that stood in Manhattan for 30 years is something we should do. They were in the movie, the clue was about the movie, and they weren't shown in any negative way. They existed, I don't know why we shouldn't acknowledge that.
I was born in Brooklyn (in 1961) and lived there until I graduated from high school in 1978, and I agree.
Also born in Brooklyn and also agree with Mike

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Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by xxaaaxx » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:18 am

mikebdoss wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:00 pm
Jasper wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:53 pm
I beg to differ. Any number of other clues (including still images or moving images) falling under that category could have been used instead of the particular scene from the film "Working Girl." Using the image that the writers selected was uncalled for and insensitive.

Jasper
Not a New Yorker, but I don't see how erasing every mention of two iconic buildings that stood in Manhattan for 30 years is something we should do. They were in the movie, the clue was about the movie, and they weren't shown in any negative way. They existed, I don't know why we shouldn't acknowledge that.
Agreed. I understand the knee-jerk reaction in the immediate aftermath, but this isn't 2002.

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Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by tiwonge » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:14 am

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Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:05 pm
It's off topic, but can anyone explain the little animated scroll circles on the left side of the main message board? I found I can just click the red ones and go straight to the first unread post - very handy. Others are animated, but not red color. Others are not animated. Does the animation mean someone has it open currently?
I think that the animation means that it's a "hot" topic--one that has a lot of current activity.

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Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dhkendall » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:27 am

Play the Daytime Jeopardy! game from February 8, 2017 first, have a FJ! instaget in the category NATIONAL ANTHEMS

Then play the regular game from February 7, 2018 and get a FJ instaget in the category FLAG COLORS

TPTB, if you're listening, can I request to be Called to go on the February 6, 2019 game? I promise I'll make a ratings-worthy bet in the category CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY


Was this the first time (at least in a very long time) that a "sponsored" category (i.e. category that they most likely paid good money by paying celebrities to deliver clues as part of a product placement) was not revealed in its entirety? I thought the general rule was that those categories are guaranteed to have all 5 clues shown, so if you want to have all the clues in the round played, save it for last. Today seemed to contradict that.
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I didn't know New York City HAD a flag,
Any city of any decent size has a flag, and NYC is definitely of a decent size (though I'd forgive the average person (which includes you) if they are unaware of this fact.) Even several dinky little towns like, say, West Branch, Michigan as a random example, have a flag (although dinky little towns tend to have incredibly poorly designed flags, West Branch's being a typical example.)
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Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dinghammer » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:13 am

dhkendall wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:27 am
Even several dinky little towns like, say, West Branch, Michigan as a random example, have a flag (although dinky little towns tend to have incredibly poorly designed flags, West Branch's being a typical example.)
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I got this one mostly from the Knicks and Mets and assumed white had to be the third color. I knew the Dutch wear orange speed skating outfits (and probably other orange sports costumes), and I was somewhat confident I knew what their flag looks like.

Another angle I only just thought of is that New York State's license plates are blue and orange, and they were blue and white before that. But that may be completely unrelated to any of this (though getting the right answer for the wrong reason still counts). And they were red, white, and blue before that. And all kinds of colors before that.

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Post by seaborgium » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:37 am

I guessed orange was the former color, and I was pretty sure the Dutch flag is currently RWB, and I was pretty sure the Mets were blue, so I chose red to round out the trio. Too bad.

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Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by CasketRomance » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:52 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:08 pm
mikebdoss wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:00 pm
Jasper wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:53 pm
I beg to differ. Any number of other clues (including still images or moving images) falling under that category could have been used instead of the particular scene from the film "Working Girl." Using the image that the writers selected was uncalled for and insensitive.

Jasper
Not a New Yorker, but I don't see how erasing every mention of two iconic buildings that stood in Manhattan for 30 years is something we should do. They were in the movie, the clue was about the movie, and they weren't shown in any negative way. They existed, I don't know why we shouldn't acknowledge that.
Agree 100%

I guess if showing an image of the Twin Towers now is insensitive then the entire movie Titanic is insensitive.
well put

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Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:15 am

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Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:39 pm
The mods are a pretty mellow bunch so I can't imagine what was said to earn an instant month ban...yikes.

I need to hear a clip of him saying 'veterinarian' because that seemed pretty damn generous.
Bamaman wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:23 pm
Marcy should have headed to the bottom of the sun category with time running out, She only got to three clues and was still $100 out of first.
I spent the entire last minute of that round screaming at the TV. When she came up $100 short of the lead I just shook my head. I also wnted to see some larger DD wagers, so this wasn't a banner day for me :lol:

Instaget FJ...but this is the part where I admit that while I'm sure I've seen NYC's flag literally thousands of times on buildings, in news stories, etc., I could not have told you its colors. The Knicks and the inferior baseball team's colors? Easy money. The poll question practically writes itself ("The teams colors were more helpful..."). I wonder if dhk's knowledge of flags extends to cities...


...OK not really. Would the team colors have been helpful to you at all?
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Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:21 am

Jasper wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:21 pm
Terrible form to have used an image with the Twin Towers in the background as part of the Staten Island Ferry category. What were the writers thinking?

Jasper
A few other people have said it, but ... having watched them building the Twin Towers, having admired them over many years and what an important part of the City they were, and having lost an old friend there, I appreciate that they got shown. Sure, it fills me with sadness to see them, but I don't want them to disappear from history. It honors the memory of the people we lost to show them.

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Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:30 am

I got FJ purely from the sports angle. I don't see how else you could have got this one. I can see the orange and Dutch connection, but since you needed all 3 this strikes me as a strange clue.

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Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:58 am

alietr wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:15 am
Inferior?!?!?! You trying to get banned, too?!?
I second the banning ....

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Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:13 am

econgator wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:58 am
alietr wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:15 am
Inferior?!?!?! You trying to get banned, too?!?
I second the banning ....
does phpBB allow for some token five-minute ban? :lol:
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Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by John Boy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:19 am

Bamaman wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:23 pm
I knew orange and blue but put red for the third color for some reason.
Because of the reference to the Netherlands, I put down orange with a high degree of confidence.

Because of my hazy memory of the Mets logo, I put down blue with about a 50-50 degree of confidence.

Then I stared and debated between what seemed like two reasonable choices: red and white. At the last second WAGGED white.

I'll take it. Seems like another in a series of FJ clues much harder than usual this week.

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Post by Elijah Baley » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:44 am

Udish94 wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:55 pm
thenextofken wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:52 pm
jpr281 wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:08 pm
Sean gets questionable thumbs ups from the judges on "veterinarian" and "discography". I thought they were also going to allow "disability". :roll:
I was surprised the first two went in his favor, as it seemed to contradict the show's own rules.
To be honest, I still don't know why they were so lenient.

Happy to see John win. We grabbed In N Out after the week's tapings and he couldn't have been nicer.
They must give some allowance for being tongue-tied on occasion but it seems that they're a bit inconsistent in when they allow a player to restate a word (or phrase) and when Alex jumps in to preclude that opportunity.

Sorry to see you go - I guess you couldn't hear us all yelling "Swift!" several months in the future. :D

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Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by twelvefootboy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:44 am

John Boy wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:19 am
Bamaman wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:23 pm
I knew orange and blue but put red for the third color for some reason.
Because of the reference to the Netherlands, I put down orange with a high degree of confidence.

Because of my hazy memory of the Mets logo, I put down blue with about a 50-50 degree of confidence.

Then I stared and debated between what seemed like two reasonable choices: red and white. At the last second WAGGED white.

I'll take it. Seems like another in a series of FJ clues much harder than usual this week.
This is exactly my deconstruction. I figured Orange, red and blue would be a fugly nightmare and therefore the Dutch must have tossed the red.
It shows some great clue construction that they threw us the Dutch flag TOM since the orange hasn't been on the flag for a long time (couldn't figure it out from the Wiki). I think the writers must aim for FJ clues that are 1/3 YKIOYD, and 50/50 TOM-able. Well played, writers.

In re: the twin towers - IMHO if we sanitize anything, the terrorists win. But I'm a wingnut - I also thought we (the taxpayers) should have bought 4 new airplanes for the airlines and let passengers take nail clippers onto airplanes. Must stop now.

I'll take one of those 5 minute bans for Met bashing, just as a dutiful Cardinal fan. Do I get any time off for being an avid Yankee-hater??
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Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:59 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:44 am
I'll take one of those 5 minute bans for Met bashing, just as a dutiful Cardinal fan. Do I get any time off for being an avid Yankee-hater??
All 5 minutes.

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Post by John Boy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:02 pm

DBear wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:47 pm
Dutch flag + Mutts colors, easy FJ.
All this time I thought it was METS. Who knew?

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Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:30 pm

alietr wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:15 am
xxaaaxx wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:39 pm
The Knicks and the inferior baseball team's colors? Easy money.
Inferior?!?!?! You trying to get banned, too?!?
Hey, settle down. It was just meant as a geographical term.

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Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:35 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:30 pm
alietr wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:15 am
xxaaaxx wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:39 pm
The Knicks and the inferior baseball team's colors? Easy money.
Inferior?!?!?! You trying to get banned, too?!?
Hey, settle down. It was just meant as a geographical term.
Not from this perspective, it ain't.
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Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Woof » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:34 pm

alietr wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:35 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:30 pm
alietr wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:15 am
xxaaaxx wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:39 pm
The Knicks and the inferior baseball team's colors? Easy money.
Inferior?!?!?! You trying to get banned, too?!?
Hey, settle down. It was just meant as a geographical term.
Not from this perspective, it ain't.

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