Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by John Boy » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:42 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:06 pm

Alex’s pre-reveal remark, “Believe it or not if you’re good at math it may help you with our final today…” did nothing to help and only distracted me as I attempted to figure out what he meant. He was going for somehow I would know how many years to subtract from a death year to reach the publishing year? Birth year? Sometimes the host needs to say less and just show the clue.
I'm glad to see you say this. I thought either I mis-heard him or I was just losing it. He did indeed say that "being good at math should help" solve this FJ, and I can't see any connection between that comment and this clue. Total red herring.

And as they went into the final break before FJ he commented on how the three contestants were all well poised "to take a run at victory." I thought that might be some kind of hint as to the contents of the clue, since it was such an odd way to phrase that idea. Made me think the work in question would have something to do with running. That also turned out to be a total red herring.

Anybody have any idea what those comments were about?

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:29 pm

I got the Dostoyevsky DD, but Alex confused me with his comments afterwards. I wasn’t sure if they wanted the author or not.

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mxc_takeshi » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:30 am

29 right.

May the Horse be with You (1), Recent Stuff (2), Sequel Subtitles (2), "L"akes (2), Books & Authors (3), High-Scoring Scrabble (2)
Rick & Morty (2), Show Me What You Got (3), Keep Summer Safe (3), My "Man" (3), You Pass Butter (3), That's the Way the News Goes (3)

Lach Trash: mainfold; Daily Double: Dostoevsky

My first thought was Louisa May Alcott, but then I remembered the reactions to Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:05 pm

In the contestant chats, Steve mentioned that he found an error in Ken Jennings's book Maphead.
Well I have just noticed an error in Ken's Trivia Almanac.
He put down 50 Cent's real name as Curtis JOHNSON instead of Curtis JACKSON.
I am probably not the only person who noticed that error.
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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MattKnowles » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:55 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:05 pm
In the contestant chats, Steve mentioned that he found an error in Ken Jennings's book Maphead.
Well I have just noticed an error in Ken's Trivia Almanac.
He put down 50 Cent's real name as Curtis JOHNSON instead of Curtis JACKSON.
I am probably not the only person who noticed that error.
I only made it to about March in the Trivia Almanac before moving on to something else so I definitely didn't notice that. But yea - right there on May 28 he writes Johnson instead of Jackson.
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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:10 pm

MattKnowles wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:55 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:05 pm
In the contestant chats, Steve mentioned that he found an error in Ken Jennings's book Maphead.
Well I have just noticed an error in Ken's Trivia Almanac.
He put down 50 Cent's real name as Curtis JOHNSON instead of Curtis JACKSON.
I am probably not the only person who noticed that error.
I only made it to about March in the Trivia Almanac before moving on to something else so I definitely didn't notice that. But yea - right there on May 28 he writes Johnson instead of Jackson.
KJ has a corrections thread: http://www.ken-jennings.com/messageboar ... ?f=4&t=326

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:28 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:10 pm
MattKnowles wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:55 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:05 pm
In the contestant chats, Steve mentioned that he found an error in Ken Jennings's book Maphead.
Well I have just noticed an error in Ken's Trivia Almanac.
He put down 50 Cent's real name as Curtis JOHNSON instead of Curtis JACKSON.
I am probably not the only person who noticed that error.
I only made it to about March in the Trivia Almanac before moving on to something else so I definitely didn't notice that. But yea - right there on May 28 he writes Johnson instead of Jackson.
KJ has a corrections thread: http://www.ken-jennings.com/messageboar ... ?f=4&t=326

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Boy, we sure did post quite a few corrections, didn't we?

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:29 pm

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LT: Breakin', Fyodor Dostoevsky (DD), Michael Flynn, qualify, manifold, Rick Warren, ghee (DD)

Stowe was the first author that came to mind, and I figured that Alex's "math" comment was probably a hint at Uncle Tom's Cabin's role in precipitating the Civil War. I briefly considered Alcott, but a) wasn't sure she was American and b) didn't think more people would have read Little Women than Uncle Tom's Cabin.
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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:35 pm

Catching up after going to Anthrocon.

No way would I have gotten "lure" even on a good day, though. Didn't recognize any of the other L lakes save for Lomond.

Can't say I recognize Rick James.

Lach Trash on "Breakin'", also on "manifold" to run the "Man" category.

I just had a total mental block. All I could think of was Margaret Mitchell which I knew was wrong, but it was jammed so far into my gears that I couldn't unstick. And the "Civil War" postmortem TOM only made it stick harder.
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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by morbeedo » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:40 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:19 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:13 pm
how that suzanne woman missed dostoevsky is beyond me...crime and punishment were in the clue
Comments like this work better if you just yell them at your TV. That way no one has to develop strong opinions about you. Except your cat. But let's face it. You blew your chance to make a good impression on that front years ago.

I was confused by the Dostoevsky clue as well. Not sure why.
I saw "crime" and "punishment" in the clue and went straight to Dostoevsky without passing Go - then watched in shock as Suzanne stood there, struck dumb. How could she not KNOW that??! and just after coming up with Ta- Nehisi Coates? It's only when she said Jean Valjean that I realized she must have thought they were going for the character (Raskolnikov). She had a good run, but Thursday wasn't her day :|
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