Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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IronNeck wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 11:04 pm
Woof wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 10:42 pm
I had what may be my all-time best Coryat in a non-tournament game with $48,600,
Wow, congrats. That is a phenomenal result.
Oops! I got my math wrong. Sorry about that. It was actually $44,600. I don't routinely track my Coryat score, but after only clamming on 3 clues in the J! round, I decided to keep track last night. Normally, I will have a good run on one board or the other, but in my memory never have I had good runs on both. I ended up dropping $2200 in the J! round and $7200 in the DJ! round.

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Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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John Boy wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 4:16 pm
jkbrat wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 2:02 pm
I knew that 1837 + duel -> Pushkin; they gave the 1837 part, and calling someone a "cuckold" sure seems like it would have been sufficient grounds for a duel, so Pushkin it is.
The above is about twelve times more than I ever even suspected about Pushkin, so if you knew enough to piece this FJ together, good for you, man.

I've seen a few comments here to the effect of "who else could it be besides Pushkin?" When I saw this reveal I predicted that this would be one of the---if not THE---lowest get rate of the season. Perhaps more than a few people on this board just know way more about this than I suspected (and Josh, let me not forget). My hat is off to all of you.
I'm guessing for the majority of us this clue boiled down to "name a 19th century Russian author." I doubt the cuckold hint helped most of us. I was pretty confident Tolstoy was around later than 1837, and considered Gogol, but ended up staying with Tolstoy simply because he's probably the most famous Russian author.

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Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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So stoked that Josh is kicking so much tail.

Ran the Groups category but this board felt very tough otherwise. All the bouncing around left me with very little feel for the categories.

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Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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FJ pure YEKIOYD IMO, otherwise it's "pick a random 19th c Russian author". Went with Tolstoy, and Pushkin would've been my third guess behind Chekov.

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Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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DBear wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 8:53 pm
FJ pure YEKIOYD IMO, otherwise it's "pick a random 19th c Russian author". Went with Tolstoy, and Pushkin would've been my third guess behind Chekov.
This clue is the opposite of YEKIOYD IMHO[1]. I sure didn't know it, but I got it right by knowing approximate time periods. (Tolstoy and Chekhov both lived into the 20th century.) The closest I've seen to someone saying they knew it is a poster or two who knew Pushkin died in a duel. This was a total MYBGAHNOL[2].
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Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:44 pm
DBear wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 8:53 pm
FJ pure YEKIOYD IMO, otherwise it's "pick a random 19th c Russian author". Went with Tolstoy, and Pushkin would've been my third guess behind Chekov.
This clue is the opposite of YEKIOYD IMHO[1]. I sure didn't know it, but I got it right by knowing approximate time periods. (Tolstoy and Chekhov both lived into the 20th century.) The closest I've seen to someone saying they knew it is a poster or two who knew Pushkin died in a duel. This was a total MYBGAHNOL[2].
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So more WECIB than YEKIOYD? Playing the odds more than knowing some certain trivia nugget, that is.

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Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:44 pm
DBear wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 8:53 pm
FJ pure YEKIOYD IMO, otherwise it's "pick a random 19th c Russian author". Went with Tolstoy, and Pushkin would've been my third guess behind Chekov.
This clue is the opposite of YEKIOYD IMHO[1]. I sure didn't know it, but I got it right by knowing approximate time periods. (Tolstoy and Chekhov both lived into the 20th century.) The closest I've seen to someone saying they knew it is a poster or two who knew Pushkin died in a duel. This was a total MYBGAHNOL[2].
I'm with the penguin on this one. One could every easily get this FJ through process of elimination, which is the opposite of a "pure YEKIOYD".
Woof wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 4:46 pm
IronNeck wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 11:04 pm
Woof wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 10:42 pm
I had what may be my all-time best Coryat in a non-tournament game with $48,600,
Wow, congrats. That is a phenomenal result.
Oops! I got my math wrong. Sorry about that. It was actually $44,600. I don't routinely track my Coryat score, but after only clamming on 3 clues in the J! round, I decided to keep track last night. Normally, I will have a good run on one board or the other, but in my memory never have I had good runs on both. I ended up dropping $2200 in the J! round and $7200 in the DJ! round.
That's still outstanding, dude. I don't think I've ever hit $44k+ in a non-tournament game.

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Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Volante wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:49 pm

So more WECIB than YEKIOYD? Playing the odds more than knowing some certain trivia nugget, that is.
Right. Or, that's how it was for me. I knew Tolstoy and Dostoevsky had to be too late, and didn't even think of Chekhov for that reason. Gogol crossed my mind but I dismissed him, because I was pretty sure he had died a little later and I thought he'd be too obscure for FJ. That leaves... Pushkin. Lermontov, had I known enough about him, would have drawn consideration, but again, too obscure for FJ.

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Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Saturnalia wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 11:29 pm
Volante wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:49 pm

So more WECIB than YEKIOYD? Playing the odds more than knowing some certain trivia nugget, that is.
Lermontov, had I known enough about him, would have drawn consideration, but again, too obscure for FJ.
Looking up the respective clues for their names on J Archive, you appear to be correct. However, it's amusing to read that Lermontov is "too obscure", as his fame/popularity in Russia surpasses that of Gogol and at least equals that of Chekhov.

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Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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I didn't understand the clue that Mark and Marcia came from the same 70 sitcom. What was that in reference to?
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Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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floridagator wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 7:46 pm
I didn't understand the clue that Mark and Marcia came from the same 70 sitcom. What was that in reference to?
This name! This name! This name! This '70s sitcom name came from the same source Mark did
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Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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floridagator wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 7:46 pm
I didn't understand the clue that Mark and Marcia came from the same 70 sitcom. What was that in reference to?
"This name! This name! This name! This '70s sitcom name came from the same source Mark did"

I don't think it was saying that the names come from the same sitcom (The Brady Bunch), it was saying that the sitcom name (Marcia) and Mark come from the same root.

EDIT: Why am I not surprised that MB the Brady Bunch fan jumped in first :lol:

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Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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davey wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 12:29 am

They gave Hermine back her points, didn't credit her with a correct response.
What does this statement mean? Does the show keep score, and why?

Never mind - they gave back her losings, but didn't give her money for winnings. Duh.

"Nuit" is one of the first 20 words you learn in phrasebook French along with Bon Jour.

Just catching up on episodes after some travel. Normally I'd just do the FJ's from the board but I'm a big Josh fan and want to see his run.
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Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 11:22 pm
"Nuit" is one of the first 20 words you learn in phrasebook French along with Bon Jour.
Time to go back for a review class. It's 'bonjour' (one word).

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Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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alietr wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 6:42 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 11:22 pm
"Nuit" is one of the first 20 words you learn in phrasebook French along with Bon Jour.
Time to go back for a review class. It's 'bonjour' (one word).
Thanks for the data point. I learned long ago to speak English in Europe ;) . And those French vowel sounds - Morbeedo can have them! :lol:

My first visit to Paris in the 70's I pointed at a subway map, and said "Oo ser troov le Metro" and we both repeated "le metro ?" in playback mode at least 3 times making the identical (to me) pronunciation just like a Pink Panther movie.
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Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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This was the rerun for 6/23/20 and one of the clues comes off a little different now.

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Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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FJ!: :(

Winnipeg and Black Sea seemed like negbait for Ontario and Caspian Sea.

Ran both Science and "End" Game; but "fireball" worth $2,000? Seriously?

Was clueless on FJ! and WAGed Tchaikovsky, misspelled as "Tchikovsky" :oops:

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Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Philliesfan02 wrote:
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Winnipeg and Black Sea seemed like negbait for Ontario and Caspian Sea.
Oof, not really. Odessa is famously a Black Sea port; the Caspian Sea touches only Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Iran; and the J! writers never use "sea" unqualified to refer to the Caspian (if they use "sea," they put it in quotation marks or precede it with "so-called" or otherwise specify it's not truly a sea). Ontario is worse: it's a province, not a city, and therefore clearly not in the province of Manitoba.

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Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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seaborgium wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:11 pm
Philliesfan02 wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:22 am
Winnipeg and Black Sea seemed like negbait for Ontario and Caspian Sea.
Oof, not really. Odessa is famously a Black Sea port; the Caspian Sea touches only Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Iran; and the J! writers never use "sea" unqualified to refer to the Caspian (if they use "sea," they put it in quotation marks or precede it with "so-called" or otherwise specify it's not truly a sea). Ontario is worse: it's a province, not a city, and therefore clearly not in the province of Manitoba.
I still recognize that the Caspian also touches Ukraine.
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Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Now that I reread the "Winnipeg" question, I feel :oops:
Still think that Black Sea was negbait for Caspian Sea, though, since I don't know anything about Odessa other than that it exists. And yes, I know that the Caspian "Sea" is actually a lake.

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