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Had "voltage" but committed "capacitance".
Had "stage manager" but committed "director".
Lost 2(2)-3(3) instead of winning 4(4)-3(3).
Womp womp.

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econgator wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:48 am
Gyros? Seriously?
I was wrong by thinking they had nice shiny hair. My guess of Breck, from the old Breck girl ad campaigns was a no. Our local Greek restaurant prefers to decorate with really horrendous forced perspective frescoes of Greek villages.

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cmp146 wrote:
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econgator wrote:
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Gyros? Seriously?
I was wrong by thinking they had nice shiny hair. My guess of Breck, from the old Breck girl ad campaigns was a no.
I was on a similar wavelength with my guess of Clairol.

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I guessed Maybelleine for the gyro question, even though it didn't really make sense given the wording of the clues.

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I guessed Snapple.

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I tried hydration.

Holy freakin' gyros, Batman--the LL msg board thread is already five pages long. Not sure lunch is long enough to digest all that.
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I went with diamonds...can't say I ever recall seeing those posters.

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Each of the past two days I have gotten three right- respectable for two reasonably tough days while in D Rundle, yet have fallen four places in the standings into the relegation zone largely because of bad defense. Yesterday, I knew that the volleyball question was likely one of the tougher ones, yet gave it a zero in large part due to my opponent’s UCLA alma mater. It backfired.

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I knew that I knew Kiraly, but it wasn't coming to me. Somehow I kept going Crash ... Crush ... no, that isn't it ... and after a while, the letters fell into place. Never heard the other name, however.

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Yep, that regression hit hard.

Defense fail or 50/50/90
Defense fail
Defense fail
Brain fail
Defense fail

So back to just hoping to stave off relegation now.
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alietr wrote:
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I knew that I knew Kiraly, but it wasn't coming to me. Somehow I kept going Crash ... Crush ... no, that isn't it ... and after a while, the letters fell into place. Never heard the other name, however.
Talkin bout my peeps there. I could’ve named both Sinjin Smith and Karch Kiraly along with a few more members of that ‘84 Olympic team. A friend of mine played collegiate volleyball against many of them, so that helped too. I’m just glad that Thorsten didn’t have us spell the last name of Bob Ctvrtlik :mrgreen:

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Did any of our resident Jeopardy! contestants think of John Lauderdale -- long time J! stage manager -- on that related question?
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I had an interesting occurrence on MD18. My wife and I watched some of CNN's "History of Comedy" series a couple weeks ago and there was a segment on the movie "Airplane." It was mentioned that "Airplane" was Leslie Nielsen's first comedy role. For some reason I was thinking about that on Monday night and that led to a mention of one of Nielsen's other movie classics "Dracula: Dead and Loving It." Literally five minutes later I read the MD 18 questions!

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RandyG wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:37 am
Did any of our resident Jeopardy! contestants think of John Lauderdale -- long time J! stage manager -- on that related question?
I didn't, but wish I had; it probably would have rebalanced the weight of my Kosman koin. (Instead, it landed on the side that said "director".)
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Woof wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:22 am
alietr wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:42 am
I knew that I knew Kiraly, but it wasn't coming to me. Somehow I kept going Crash ... Crush ... no, that isn't it ... and after a while, the letters fell into place. Never heard the other name, however.
Talkin bout my peeps there. I could’ve named both Sinjin Smith and Karch Kiraly along with a few more members of that ‘84 Olympic team. A friend of mine played collegiate volleyball against many of them, so that helped too. I’m just glad that Thorsten didn’t have us spell the last name of Bob Ctvrtlik :mrgreen:
I was a student at Pepperdine (NCAA men's volleyball champions, 1978 and several times since) from 1979 to 1981, when first Smith and later Kiraly were the marquee names at our crosstown V-ball rivals UCLA. I had transferred before Bob Ctvrtlik arrived at Pep, but I'd have probably misspelled his name anyway. :D
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Well, that untimely forfeit put me in the relegation zone. I thought for sure I had submitted early in the morning, and didn't check my email. I even remember typing "A Pinkle In Time" as a BWA attempt for the movie question. I guess I never made it down to the submit button, thinking about defense or trying to come up with another answer. :oops:

I would've lost anyway, but wouldn't have the forfeit attached to my name or the loss of a point. Now I'm off to submit today's questions so history doesn't repeat itself....

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ouachiouat wrote:
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Well, that untimely forfeit put me in the relegation zone. I thought for sure I had submitted early in the morning, and didn't check my email. I even remember typing "A Pinkle In Time" as a BWA attempt for the movie question. I guess I never made it down to the submit button, thinking about defense or trying to come up with another answer. :oops:

I would've lost anyway, but wouldn't have the forfeit attached to my name or the loss of a point. Now I'm off to submit today's questions so history doesn't repeat itself....
You can also have it send you a text message on your phone. I've found that that saved me a few times from possibly forgetting. I'm much more likely to see one of those, and it acts as an additional safety net.

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Props to the 40% who knew de Fermat. I've taken a lot of math classes in my life and never heard of him that I can recall. Cost me my first beer, but I still won 9(5)-3(3) playing an opponent with an almost impossible Def score of 0.397. Knew Red Sparrow, Ayers Rock, Columbo, and 6 Days War cold, started at Ikea but then thought high revenue= oil and went with BP. One of my quickest submissions ever.

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I saw the 60 Minutes interview with Jennifer Lawrence a few weeks ago. I figured that that new movie with her was the answer, but I could not for the life of me remember the title. I guessed Red Dossier and was amazed that I got even that close.

My opponent must assign defense based on their perception of the objective difficulty of the questions, because they gave me a 3 for Fermat and a 2 for Six Day War. I will take a win however I can get it.

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Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:07 am
Props to the 40% who knew de Fermat. I've taken a lot of math classes in my life and never heard of him that I can recall.
It could be something non-math people are just as likely to know. "Fermat's Last Theorem" is almost pop culture--or at least as pop culture as something involving math can be!

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