Friday, November 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Re: Friday, November 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Bartleby » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:55 am

34,600 coryat. Instaget final.
I would prefer not to.

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Re: Friday, November 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Elijah Baley » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:09 pm

Saturnalia wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:29 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:30 am
Sorry to see Emily go, especially on an unforced error. I haven't seen the image she butchered, but unless there's a monocle, cigarette holder, or a wheelchair, I wouldn't expect younger folks to know Truman from Roosevelt by facial features. I don't think I could. Maybe, if it was the same as the image on the dime coin I could ID FDR, but not his face sans the cigarette holder.
Well, I'm 30, and my first instinct was FDR. The white hair, dark eyebrows, and rather austerely handsome face (and, perhaps, some sort of Bayesian prior that FDR is more iconic than Truman and thus arguably more likely to come up) nudged me there. But I kept looking at the face and a second later, well before Alex had finished reading the clue, I knew who they were going for.

It helps a little that my dad is a huge Harry Truman fan and that David McCullough biography, with a painting of Harry's face on the cover, was always lying around when I was a kid.
I don't see how anyone looking at photos of FDR and Truman could ever say that they look similar enough to be mistaken for each other - other than they were both older white guys. Just as an example, FDR was not generally photographed with glasses (can't say there was never such a photo), whereas Truman pretty much always had glasses. Their faces aren't the same shape. FDR always looked significantly older than he was (including dark circles under his eyes) due to smoking, health issues and if the Great Depression and WWII didn't age a president, I don't know what would.

I wish there had been a poll question because I guess I'd never have expected that someone so iconic in 20th century American history could be confused with his vice president. (Maybe the issue is that Truman isn't quite as recognizable so some folks were kind of reach to come up with a name).

My guess is that Emily simply blurted out the wrong name while she knew that it was FDR. A killer mistake to what might have been a pretty good run.

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Re: Friday, November 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by trainman » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:23 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:08 pm
The TitanTV listings for KABC say they're showing Tuesday's at 2 am, with the Teen Tournament beginning at the normal time on Wednesday.
Thanks -- what I posted is what the DirecTV on-screen guide said at the time I posted it, but it's now been updated to say the same thing TitanTV does.

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Re: Friday, November 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by davey » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:44 pm

econgator wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:39 am
xxaaaxx wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:26 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:30 am
Sorry to see Emily go, especially on an unforced error. I haven't seen the image she butchered, but unless there's a monocle, cigarette holder, or a wheelchair, I wouldn't expect younger folks to know Truman from Roosevelt by facial features. I don't think I could. Maybe, if it was the same as the image on the dime coin I could ID FDR, but not his face sans the cigarette holder.
"The [National Portrait Gallery] has the only complete gallery of presidential portraits outside the White House; here's this chief executive"
Initial imageShow
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Zoomed-in, halfway through the clueShow
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FWIW, I blurted out "that's Truman" the instant the picture appeared on the screen, before hearing the clue. Though at age 39, I'm not sure I'd meet your criteria for "younger folks" ;)
My guess is that she mistook the rail his arm was resting on for the arm of a wheelchair.
Not that FDR would ever have allowed a wheelchair to appear in an official portrait...

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Re: Friday, November 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by mxc_takeshi » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:44 pm

41 right.

Alphabet City (4), Kids' Books (3), The Gender-free Option (5), If You Can't Beat 'em... (5), The Elephant (3), In the Room (1)

Treasures of the National Portrait Gallery (4), They're "Great" (4), Units of Measure (3), Roman Emperors (4), Pattern Recognition (1), Cast Irons (4)

Lach Trash: The Great Communicator, ampere; Daily Double: The Wild Bunch

A quick get- "Italian", "speed and luxury", and Iron= Fe.

Enjoy Hawaii, TPH!

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Re: Friday, November 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by twelvefootboy » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:39 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:09 pm

I don't see how anyone looking at photos of FDR and Truman could ever say that they look similar enough to be mistaken for each other - other than they were both older white guys. Just as an example, FDR was not generally photographed with glasses (can't say there was never such a photo), whereas Truman pretty much always had glasses. Their faces aren't the same shape. FDR always looked significantly older than he was (including dark circles under his eyes) due to smoking, health issues and if the Great Depression and WWII didn't age a president, I don't know what would.
Now that I have seen the images (I've been away from here, thanks xxaaxx), and the wording, this is a vicious clue by my lights. Not to go all TPH (have fun in Oahu!), but to a left brained guy like me this could be anybody between Teddy and Ike (except the fat one) based on the period clothing. For sure it looks like the guy on the dime, not somebody who'd nuke your ass and then do it again because, well, we had another nuke... I don't think I have a mental image of my home state POTUS without a hat, and wasn't he a haberdasher?
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