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

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

Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:40 pm

So how in 30 seconds did I not manage to even think of Japan at all?
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Re: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Ironhorse » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:02 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:52 pm
xxaaaxx wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:41 pm

Anyway, instaget FJ. In a million years, I didn't think "name the three 'J' countries" would be an FJ clue. A sole get? If they ran out of time, sure. Two of them naming islands of Indonesia instead of nations? Weird ending.
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Post by hscer » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:41 pm

I'm just glad nobody ended up with something like "What are Japan Jordan Jamai" - would've been the worst thing since "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart." (actually, one worse thing would have been only getting 3 letters into Japan when the pen quit)
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Re: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mxc_takeshi » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:20 pm

31 right.

Galapagos (3), Disney (4), Magazine (4), Spring (3), Suffragette (3), Fishing (3)
Literary Eponyms (0), Cabinet (2), "GREAT" (5), Before & After (2), Sound (1), Compliments (1)

Lach Trash: Grapefruit League, Seattle, Frederick the Great, audible

I got Japan and Jordan, but not Jamaica. Since the first two are in the East, I was thinking of a second island country there as opposed to the Western Hemisphere.

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Post by Volante » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:35 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:19 pm
The Wikipedia article on the glass instrument gives all of the following as names for the instrument: glass harmonica, glass armonica, glass harmonium, bowl organ, hydrocrystalophone, armonica, harmonica. I wonder how many of those were on Alex's card.
Glad they had video for that one, before that kicked in I was ready to say theramin.

Instafinal. The Ks are my favorite country grouping, though. Each (well...Sporcle recognized...) country has a unique vowel after the initial K:
  • Ka........
  • Ke...
  • Ki......
  • Ko....
  • Ku....
  • Ky........
Bit much for an FJ though :lol:

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Post by twelvefootboy » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:04 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:30 pm
The really interesting letter to start off countries is I. There are only eight, but all eight are among the more widely known countries.
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India, Ireland, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Italy
I easily pulled eight and quit. However, I subbed Ivory Coast for Italy. I failed the other challenges for H and V. I've never studied any lists or done brain teasers or organized trivia. Amazing how the "I" list was so easy by comparison. In FJ, it was Japan, Jakarta, Jakarta, Jakarta, Jakarta, Jakarta damned earworm, finally Jamaica, try a circle in central Africa and give up.

Nobody has mentioned the only reason Glass Harmonicas are a thing - Ben Franklin invented the instrument. I've always considered BF to be the archetype of Major Hoople for the comic fans who know who that is. Sadly, I hung myself up on Glass Xylophone but knew it was wrong.

I know two Prussians, Kaiser Wilhelm and Frederick the Great. It just must have been a brain lock for the contestants.

I figured Jack would have legs, but a tough FJ took him down. I'll take the under at 50% for this one.
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Post by econgator » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:16 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:24 pm
I got Jamaica right away and Japan right at the end. Jordan never came to me.
It came to me, but at about the 35-second point.

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Post by Peter the accountant » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:36 pm

R: 26, W: 2, costing 1800
Coryat: 14800
FJ: :(
DD: 1/2
LT: Seattle (but needed the double rebound), audible (more football!!!), pike

Timings:
2:43 + 4:00 = 6:43
6:36
1:41

Yet another overly long video category. :evil: Didn't we have a category of clues from the Galapagos a couple of months ago? Or perhaps I'm recalling something I saw on the official J! web site?

Speaking of that category, my embarrassing miss of the day is there. Got Old Man and the Sea stuck in my head, but knew it was wrong. Couldn't switch to Moby Dick at all. I think the most annoying thing about those clues is that there's nothing to read (at least for home viewers) so you can't skip ahead and get to the real clue.

I started off very well, with 12 or 13 of the first 15 clues right, including a run on the Disney villians. I'd have to give up my Disney movie fan club membership if I hadn't. :) But it was down hill fast from there.

I went with Glass Harp, and initially counted it correct. But then did a brief image search afterward, and decided that was wrong. As seen on the show, a glass [h]armonica has nested glasses rotating on a spindle. A glass harp is individual glasses - usually laid out like a piano keyboard - that require the player to move their finger around the rim. (Makes playing more than two notes nearly impossible.)

In FJ, I had Japan almost instantly, then got stuck trying to get Jakarta and Java out of my head. Never managed to do that. I was mentally searching the Pacific for another island nation, never getting to the Caribbean. I can see how a group of 3 or 4 people would have all three countries within seconds, but it's clearly much tougher for a single individual.

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

Post by Category 13 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:40 am

Am I the only one so far to get the fedora lach trash?

Also had grapefruit, Seattle, audible, pike.

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Post by teapot37 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:19 am

Category 13 wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:40 am
Am I the only one so far to get the fedora lach trash?

Also had grapefruit, Seattle, audible, pike.
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THIS CLASSIC MEN'S HAT WAS NAMED FOR A 19TH CENTURY PLAY WHOSE TITLE CHARACTER WAS ACTUALLY A WOMAN

I said "trilby", which is a hat named after a 19th-century novel (also adapted into a play in the 19th century) with a female title character (although the novel is far more famous for its character Svengali). Not sure if it would have been accepted.
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Post by Foretopman » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:32 am

teapot37 wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:19 am

Literary Eponyms
THIS CLASSIC MEN'S HAT WAS NAMED FOR A 19TH CENTURY PLAY WHOSE TITLE CHARACTER WAS ACTUALLY A WOMAN

I said "trilby", which is a hat named after a 19th-century novel (also adapted into a play in the 19th century) with a female title character (although the novel is far more famous for its character Svengali). Not sure if it would have been accepted.
I also said "trilby", but I was only hoping it had also appeared on stage.

I don't watch much football. I know about "calling an audible", but I don't think I've ever heard "audible" used as a verb.

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Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:40 am

My brain wasn't firing on all cylinders last night and I could only come up with Japan for FJ. I hate that kind of clue, by the way. It really doesn't test knowledge because nearly everyone knows those three countries, so it's really just an exercise on how fast your recall is.

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Post by davey » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:58 pm

teapot37 wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:19 am
Category 13 wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:40 am
Am I the only one so far to get the fedora lach trash?

Also had grapefruit, Seattle, audible, pike.
Literary Eponyms
THIS CLASSIC MEN'S HAT WAS NAMED FOR A 19TH CENTURY PLAY WHOSE TITLE CHARACTER WAS ACTUALLY A WOMAN

I said "trilby", which is a hat named after a 19th-century novel (also adapted into a play in the 19th century) with a female title character (although the novel is far more famous for its character Svengali). Not sure if it would have been accepted.
But is it a classic?? Does anybody...still wear...a trilby? Besides, the Trilby name came in 1894, while the Fedora play stretches back to...1882... :ugeek:
Sorry, I'm being facetious based on an FJ discussion earlier in the week...Sounds like a fine alternate response.

Only one J came to mind for me on this FJ... :roll:

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:09 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:40 am
My brain wasn't firing on all cylinders last night and I could only come up with Japan for FJ. I hate that kind of clue, by the way. It really doesn't test knowledge because nearly everyone knows those three countries, so it's really just an exercise on how fast your recall is.
This is a fair criticism. However, because I got this FJ! right, I reject it. :P
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Post by jeff6286 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:15 pm

nlw44 wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:29 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:52 pm
xxaaaxx wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:41 pm

Anyway, instaget FJ. In a million years, I didn't think "name the three 'J' countries" would be an FJ clue. A sole get? If they ran out of time, sure. Two of them naming islands of Indonesia instead of nations? Weird ending.
Name the three H countries. Go!

The three V ones. Go! 30 seconds.

It's a snap for some, possible in 30 seconds for some and impossible for others. Yes, it's always nice to be in the first group.
Except there are 4 V ones
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vanuatu, vatican city, venezuela, vietnam
Guess how many of those 4 are U.N. members!

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Post by DBear » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:02 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:15 pm
nlw44 wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:29 pm

Except there are 4 V ones
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vanuatu, vatican city, venezuela, vietnam
Guess how many of those 4 are U.N. members!

Oh, that is just evil! :twisted:
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9 out of 10 will have Vatican City for Vanuatu

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Post by dhkendall » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:48 am

For those wondering, the other letters with a low amount of UN members beginning with those letters are D (4, 5, or 6 depending on nomenclature), F (3), O (1), Q (1), R (3, 4, or 5), Y (1), Z (2). None start with W or X.
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Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic. Sporcle also considers the Democratic Republic of Congo a D country (I personally consider it a C) as does the UN. The UN also calls the Hermit Kingdom the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Fiji, Finland, France
Oman
Qatar
Romania, Russia, Rwanda. Sporcle considers the Republic of Congo an R country, the UN considers it a C country. The UN also calls the country Seoul is the capital of the Republic of Korea and, strangely, the country in Europe with the least number of tourists is seated as "Republic of Moldova". No I don't know why most other countries who are officially the "Republic of [country]" didn't get that treatment.
Yemen
Zambia, Zimbabwe
I was pleased to see what a glass harmonica was too. Heard of it but wouldn't' in a million years guess that would be it.
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Post by seaborgium » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:22 am

dhkendall wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:48 am
For those wondering, the other letters with a low amount of UN members beginning with those letters are D (4, 5, or 6 depending on nomenclature), F (3), O (1), Q (1), R (3, 4, or 5), Y (1), Z (2). None start with W or X.
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Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic. Sporcle also considers the Democratic Republic of Congo a D country (I personally consider it a C) as does the UN. The UN also calls the Hermit Kingdom the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Fiji, Finland, France
Oman
Qatar
Romania, Russia, Rwanda. Sporcle considers the Republic of Congo an R country, the UN considers it a C country. The UN also calls the country Seoul is the capital of the Republic of Korea and, strangely, the country in Europe with the least number of tourists is seated as "Republic of Moldova". No I don't know why most other countries who are officially the "Republic of [country]" didn't get that treatment.
Yemen
Zambia, Zimbabwe
I was pleased to see what a glass harmonica was too. Heard of it but wouldn't' in a million years guess that would be it.
What about the Federated States of Micronesia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia?

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Post by dhkendall » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:22 am

seaborgium wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:22 am
dhkendall wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:48 am
For those wondering, the other letters with a low amount of UN members beginning with those letters are D (4, 5, or 6 depending on nomenclature), F (3), O (1), Q (1), R (3, 4, or 5), Y (1), Z (2). None start with W or X.
SpoilerShow
Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic. Sporcle also considers the Democratic Republic of Congo a D country (I personally consider it a C) as does the UN. The UN also calls the Hermit Kingdom the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Fiji, Finland, France
Oman
Qatar
Romania, Russia, Rwanda. Sporcle considers the Republic of Congo an R country, the UN considers it a C country. The UN also calls the country Seoul is the capital of the Republic of Korea and, strangely, the country in Europe with the least number of tourists is seated as "Republic of Moldova". No I don't know why most other countries who are officially the "Republic of [country]" didn't get that treatment.
Yemen
Zambia, Zimbabwe
I was pleased to see what a glass harmonica was too. Heard of it but wouldn't' in a million years guess that would be it.
What about the Federated States of Micronesia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia?
The U.N. seats them under M (Micronesia (Federated States of)) and T (The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia). (I think the T is a neutral measure, to demonstrate they don’t think the title is the country’s name, but an adjective to describe the country until the naming dispute is solved.

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Post by seaborgium » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:49 am

Thanks. I wasn't trying to do a "gotcha"; I couldn't figure out a Google query that would tell me how the UN referred to them.

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