Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 1 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

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Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 1 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

Post by Elijah Baley » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:18 pm

When visiting Greece a few decades ago, the story we heard about retsina was that the pine resin was added as a way to make it unpalatable to Germans as they invaded in WWII. Sounds like whoever told us the story was off by a couple thousand years. :shock:

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Post by teapot37 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:48 pm

Woof wrote:
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I'm sure it says something about me that the last one I got was latrine, the 3-pointer :mrgreen:
Same here.
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Post by arjavrawal » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:40 pm

relatively easy day 2 -- but damn that wine question. (in my defense, you can't expect anyone under 21 to know anything about wine, can you?)

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:20 pm

cinemaniax7 wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:08 pm
Retsina. Darn my lack of knowledge when it comes to potent potables! Maybe this SHC will finally drive me to drink.
http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=5875

I entered this game into the J-Archive in January, and I'm pretty sure Retsina ended up on a flashcard, which I probably never looked at again. (Greece for $400). I knew the answer looked like "pine resin", so I put "pinaret." There goes my perfect week.

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Post by Andromus » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:35 pm

Minimal drinker here, but I got "retsina" because of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.

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Post by AFRET CMS » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:38 pm

For Day 1, was on a roll for the first seven (at least, I think I was doing OK to that point) and then slammed into a brick wall. Had to CLAM the final three. Probably not an auspicious start. I think (hope) I did better on day two's questions.
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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:42 pm

Day 2 was not a good day for me. :cry:

However, there are many days left. 8-)
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Post by twelvefootboy » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:18 pm

Day one - why not miss the softball about my home state (Missouri Compromise)? I don't like it when the clues bury the "this (blank or blah blah) as a bait and switch, but kudos to the creator for mimicking the show writers. I always believed the first years of the show used credible clue constructions that might actually be the answer to a question.
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Day two - Answer "Lie Detector", then notice both words are in the clue, and forget to do anything about it. I figured I shouldn't CLAM after committing, and I shouldn't take all day to retrieve the proper term.
Failed to get keratin because I was spelling it "carotene". May have worked on the show if you mumble it out good.

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Post by immaf » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:01 am

I needed the TOM "for your thought" to make my coin-flip settle on penne.
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Post by seaborgium » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:48 am

Oh yeah, cannoli isn't pasta. The "Mmmm" bit, apparently there to cue "starts with M," made me think instead that I should guess a dessert.

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Post by NoWhammies10 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:54 am

A category about pasta? And it's the higher-value? Please and thank you!

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Post by badgerfellow » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:10 pm

I have a feeling there's a big negbait on that 6 point mythology question. Went with Baal like probably almost everyone that answered. Bring out the Savage Question song.

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Post by seaborgium » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:54 pm

badgerfellow wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:10 pm
I have a feeling there's a big negbait on that 6 point mythology question. Went with Baal like probably almost everyone that answered. Bring out the Savage Question song.
Oh... right. I don't know why seeing "Canaanite god" short-circuited my brain to Baal even after I knew the answer to a similar question at pub quiz a couple of weeks ago. (If it's any consolation to everybody, a certain guy named Brad was on my team and suggested Baal as a potential answer.)

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Post by Saturnalia » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:22 pm

I took "last for your thoughts" to be a TOM suggesting "end of the alphabet," leapt [btw why does the board's spellcheck think 'leapt' is a misspelling?!?!?] to "ziti," and was very surprised when confronted with the obvious correct answer.

Not only the "mmmm," but "muff" and "small" are TOMs that will steer you in the right direction (and away from cannelloni) if you know certain things about Italian. ( I needed that help. )

Here in the central time zone, it's lunchtime! Maybe I'll go have some pasta with CLAM sauce.

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Post by squarekara » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:38 pm

Saturnalia wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:22 pm
Here in the central time zone, it's lunchtime! Maybe I'll go have some pasta with CLAM sauce.
I'll have the same.

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Post by CoachP » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:40 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:48 am
Oh yeah, cannoli isn't pasta. The "Mmmm" bit, apparently there to cue "starts with M," made me think instead that I should guess a dessert.
Same here!

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Post by CoachP » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:42 pm

Kicking myself for not having enough confidence in mjolnir to list it.

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Post by Volante » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:23 pm

CoachP wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:42 pm
Kicking myself for not having enough confidence in mjolnir to list it.
I was a hair's width away from typing 'mew mew' for that

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Post by RJRouge » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:16 pm

badgerfellow wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:10 pm
I have a feeling there's a big negbait on that 6 point mythology question. Went with Baal like probably almost everyone that answered. Bring out the Savage Question song.
Note to self: Start playing Nethack again.

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Post by Magna » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:44 pm

Saturnalia wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:22 pm
I took "last for your thoughts" to be a TOM suggesting "end of the alphabet," leapt [btw why does the board's spellcheck think 'leapt' is a misspelling?!?!?] to "ziti," and was very surprised when confronted with the obvious correct answer.
I had to resist the urge to give "ziti" too. I wasn't sure what it meant in Italian, though. Apparently it means either "brides" or "bridegrooms".

Couldn't remember the name of Thor's hammer, and resisted the Baal negbait only to give a different incorrect answer.

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