Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:43 pm

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But I still knee-jerked "Home Depot" anyway because "blah blah blah home improvement store" is going to be "Home Depot" at least 99.999% of the time.
There's no good reason to think this. "Major home improvement retailer" should be a HD/Lowe's coin flip absent other information, given that the industry is essentially a two-horse race. Home Depot has a little under 30% market share, while Lowe's has about 20%.
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Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Lefty » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:20 pm

Volante wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:06 pm
Pinto over Edsel here. Figured it was a car, but I always associate junky car with Pinto or if I'm feeling hipster, Chevette.
The Edsel is in rather a different category of failure from the Pinto; it was a commercial or marketing failure rather than a piece of junk one was likely to die in.

There was also the Chevy Corvair, which Ralph Nader wrote about, but which may have got a bad rap. I don't know much about the Corvette. It seems to have done ok for a while.
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Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dinghammer » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:35 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:58 pm
AFRET CMS wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:54 pm
I had a similar "let's make it too complicated" moment with one of the fedora clues. All they wanted was "holodeck" but I went past that and spent my time trying to dredge up "Dixon Hill," the character Picard liked to role-play with the fedora on the holodeck. Wasn't able to recall the name until after I discovered it would have been incorrect anyway.
Nice pull on Dixon Hill! I couldn't have come up with that. I gave the correct holodeck response even though I was momentarily distracted by Trebek's failure to pronounce the final d in "Picard". I don't know French at all, so I'm not sure if that pronunciation makes sense. I just know it's NOT the TNG pronunciation.
Now I'm wondering how Alex pronounced the $2000 TV ODDS 7 ENDS clue in this game. I know I saw that episode...

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Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:49 pm

Lefty wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:20 pm
Volante wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:06 pm
Pinto over Edsel here. Figured it was a car, but I always associate junky car with Pinto or if I'm feeling hipster, Chevette.
The Edsel is in rather a different category of failure from the Pinto; it was a commercial or marketing failure rather than a piece of junk one was likely to die in.

There was also the Chevy Corvair, which Ralph Nader wrote about, but which may have got a bad rap. I don't know much about the Corvette. It seems to have done ok for a while.
Chevette != Corvette

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Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:59 pm

dinghammer wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:35 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:58 pm

Nice pull on Dixon Hill! I couldn't have come up with that. I gave the correct holodeck response even though I was momentarily distracted by Trebek's failure to pronounce the final d in "Picard". I don't know French at all, so I'm not sure if that pronunciation makes sense. I just know it's NOT the TNG pronunciation.
Now I'm wondering how Alex pronounced the $2000 TV ODDS 7 ENDS clue in this game. I know I saw that episode...
LAHM-BEHR (more or less). Is that the one you were wondering about? Is that the correct pronunciation?

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Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Lefty » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:12 pm

Volante wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:49 pm
Lefty wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:20 pm
Volante wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:06 pm
Pinto over Edsel here. Figured it was a car, but I always associate junky car with Pinto or if I'm feeling hipster, Chevette.
The Edsel is in rather a different category of failure from the Pinto; it was a commercial or marketing failure rather than a piece of junk one was likely to die in.

There was also the Chevy Corvair, which Ralph Nader wrote about, but which may have got a bad rap. I don't know much about the Corvette. It seems to have done ok for a while.
Chevette != Corvette
Yes, I mistyped (and wondered later if I had). Chevette is what I meant.
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Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dinghammer » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:16 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:59 pm
dinghammer wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:35 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:58 pm

Nice pull on Dixon Hill! I couldn't have come up with that. I gave the correct holodeck response even though I was momentarily distracted by Trebek's failure to pronounce the final d in "Picard". I don't know French at all, so I'm not sure if that pronunciation makes sense. I just know it's NOT the TNG pronunciation.
Now I'm wondering how Alex pronounced the $2000 TV ODDS 7 ENDS clue in this game. I know I saw that episode...
LAHM-BEHR (more or less). Is that the one you were wondering about? Is that the correct pronunciation?
Yes, and yes. I wondered whether "everything is French" or "everything is wrong" would win out.

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