Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This is where all of the games are discussed.

Moderators: alietr, dhkendall, trainman, econgator

User avatar
floridagator
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1121
Joined: Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:39 am

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by floridagator » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:26 am

alietr wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:39 am
Since I had never heard of them before the clue last night, it was really weird to open the newspaper this morning and see this comic strip:
A classic case of Baader-Meinhof phenomenon.
I'd rather cuddle then have sex. If you're into grammar, you'll understand.

User avatar
LucarioSnooperVixey
Sharp As A Tack
Posts: 834
Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:41 pm
Location: New Jersey

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:49 am

57 R
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Red, Malta, Wuthering Heights, (Pan), Alliance, Shy, Tesla, Daytona

I don't need to mention the ones I missed since they are the remaining Lach Trash.
Known in the real world as Douglas Squasoni.

User avatar
opusthepenguin
The Best Darn Penguin on the Whole JBoard
Posts: 6549
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:33 pm
Location: Shawnee, KS
Contact:

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:12 pm

mfc248 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:16 am
Upon that particular response, I was hoping she would've instead said "Philosopher's Stone," if for no other reason than to elicit a "we'll accept that" from Alex.
The clue was a list of three choices. Going off-menu would be ill-advised.

John Boy
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 2398
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:11 am

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by John Boy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:59 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:56 pm
"British? Hmm...shell? Beach...*conjures a mental image*...Lord of the Flies? Yeah, 1954 sounds about right." *shrug* They all count.
I did not know the date of LOTF, so that was no help. But British made me think of a British author (some times I'm so smart!) and "shell" also made me think of beach. Not having read the book either I had no idea about chapter titles. GUESSING that the shell was a seashell I sussed out LOTF. As you said, they all count.

Now my question of the day: part 1: is LOTF part of the required reading list in high school these days. In my HS days we read different stuff. I guess if this is something everyone reads now (like what? 1984? To Kill a Mockingbird? The Color Purple?) this get by two teenagers was maybe not as extraordinary as I thought. part 2: Did this seem as incredibly difficult (for teens) to any of you guys as it did to me? I thought this was a killer for teens and I was very impressed that two of them got it.

Yeah, shame about Maggie not advancing. Of course she had no idea what number it takes to advance. I would always stand pat on $15K but I'm not sure if I would stand pat on $12,700. She seemed to be trying to win the game outright (again, WHY??) I precalled Maggie and Autumn to bet small (maybe $2K each) and Rohan perhaps a bit more. Hope wagering makes more sense in the semifinals.

and of course, 0-for-5 in video games. :roll:

John Boy
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 2398
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:11 am

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by John Boy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:00 pm

AFRET CMS wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:33 pm
davey wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:28 pm
LOTF was an involuntary precall; still I can't quite believe they dipped into that well yet again... :roll:
I suppose Maggie was thinking of a different kind of shell. Glad nobody guessed All Quiet on the Western Front... ;)
That last Remarque was uncalled for.
:lol:

User avatar
Volante
Harbinger of the Doomed Lemur
Posts: 6402
Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:42 pm
Contact:

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Volante » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:12 pm

John Boy wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:59 pm
Now my question of the day: part 1: is LOTF part of the required reading list in high school these days. In my HS days we read different stuff. I guess if this is something everyone reads now (like what? 1984? To Kill a Mockingbird? The Color Purple?) this get by two teenagers was maybe not as extraordinary as I thought. part 2: Did this seem as incredibly difficult (for teens) to any of you guys as it did to me? I thought this was a killer for teens and I was very impressed that two of them got it.
It was required reading for me in HS, first two years easily. So was 1984.
TKAM was somewhere in grades 6 to 8.
Color Purple was never required.

davey
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 3326
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:55 pm

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by davey » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:31 pm

John Boy wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:59 pm

Now my question of the day: part 1: is LOTF part of the required reading list in high school these days. In my HS days we read different stuff. I guess if this is something everyone reads now (like what? 1984? To Kill a Mockingbird? The Color Purple?) this get by two teenagers was maybe not as extraordinary as I thought. part 2: Did this seem as incredibly difficult (for teens) to any of you guys as it did to me? I thought this was a killer for teens and I was very impressed that two of them got it.
I know I read LOTF in high school more than 40 years ago, but whether I was assigned it or I picked it up because I was so taken with the movie version (which, as we've discussed before, was ubiquitous on TV when I was a kid), I don't remember. I know high school peers were assigned it, because I recall one complaining about it. I'm not surprised that it's a perennial, as dark as it is.

seaborgium
Undefeated in Reruns
Posts: 6065
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:31 am

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by seaborgium » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:43 pm

I did a Lord of the Flies–related project my senior year (2000-2001) (although I got away with not reading the book—my project was based on an early scene that I felt foreshadowed things that I understood happened later in the book).

User avatar
alietr
Site Admin
Posts: 6439
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:20 pm
Location: Bethesda, MD

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by alietr » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:19 pm

We also had a LOTF-related project. All of the boys in the class were sent to an island. Most of us came back.

User avatar
CasketRomance
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1770
Joined: Fri May 22, 2015 2:40 pm

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:55 pm

John Boy wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:59 pm
xxaaaxx wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:56 pm
"British? Hmm...shell? Beach...*conjures a mental image*...Lord of the Flies? Yeah, 1954 sounds about right." *shrug* They all count.

Now my question of the day: part 1: is LOTF part of the required reading list in high school these days. In my HS days we read different stuff. I guess if this is something everyone reads now (like what? 1984? To Kill a Mockingbird? The Color Purple?) this get by two teenagers was maybe not as extraordinary as I thought. part 2: Did this seem as incredibly difficult (for teens) to any of you guys as it did to me? I thought this was a killer for teens and I was very impressed that two of them got it.



was one of 2 books that i read in high school...was 10th grade...blew off the other ones as they didn't interest me

John Boy
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 2398
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:11 am

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by John Boy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:56 pm

alietr wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:19 pm
We also had a LOTF-related project. All of the boys in the class were sent to an island. Most of us came back.
Well, I was going to try a one-liner like this, but yours is much better. Thanks for the LOTD--laugh of the day.

And the rest of you, thanks for your input. I still say that was a really nice get by the two contestants.

In HS I recall reading A Tale of Two Cities, Brave New World, Julius Caesar, parts of Canterbury Tales. Not really good stuff like LOTF (and I say that without first-hand knowledge, but I may have to correct that and read the darned thing, as I see it is such a part of cultural literacy).

User avatar
TenPoundHammer
Oahu? Wahoo!
Posts: 7458
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:59 pm
Location: Michigan
Contact:

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:10 pm

I don't recall reading anything in high school.
Ten Pound Hammer

This space for rent

User avatar
DBear
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1116
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:57 pm

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by DBear » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:04 pm

Ok, I heard "The Sound of the Shell" and went right to military novels. My guess was "All Quiet on the Western Front". :(

User avatar
mxc_takeshi
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 843
Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:09 pm
Location: Cynthiana, KY

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by mxc_takeshi » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:35 pm

43 right.

Literary Which Came First (4), Games of the Video Variety (2), Teen Titans (5), Colors (3), Summer Camp (4), Post Malone (4)

Where Are We? (4), You've Got Class (3), Rhymes With a Vowel (5), Whose Hit Album? (4), Historian's Glossary (3), Pasture Bedtime (2)

Lach Trash: Malta, Wuthering Heights, Red Dead Redemption, shy, Daytona

A quick get- the year looked right and "Shell" made me think of an island.

User avatar
alietr
Site Admin
Posts: 6439
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:20 pm
Location: Bethesda, MD

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by alietr » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:20 pm

Brewster Rockit frequently tickles my funny bone.
Fainting Goats 1.gif
Fainting Goats 1.gif (66.88 KiB) Viewed 583 times
Fainting Goats 2.gif
Fainting Goats 2.gif (71.74 KiB) Viewed 583 times
Fainting Goats 3.gif
Fainting Goats 3.gif (71.97 KiB) Viewed 583 times

Bamaman
Also Receiving Votes
Posts: 9158
Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:39 pm

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Bamaman » Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:02 pm

mfc248 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:16 am


From the couch this evening, I gave the thumbs-up to Autumn's all-business approach; it recalled how both Matt Jackson and Niki Peters handled matters three seasons ago. At the mid-first round break, Alex's setup had me worried - but when he handed it off to Autumn, she took it in stride, with grace and aplomb. Seeing that impelled me to find something the show put out several years ago - a compilation of the interviews of Dana Venator, finalist in the very first Teen Tournament all the way back in February 1987.

I don't have a link to a source, but I seem to recall that even now, Alex noted Dana as one of the most memorable contestants ever to grace Stage 10 (or its predecessor in Burbank, as is the case here). I think Venator also has a singular distinction in the show's history - the only player to win a tournament game and not advance (or in the case of a final, win the event).
.
Sorry to bump an old thread, but I am behind on watching and just now saw this game.

I don't quite follow what you are saying about Dana winning a game and not advancing. What happened with her?

Jeff-thecdboy
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 311
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:34 am

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Jeff-thecdboy » Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:17 pm

^The Teen Reunion Tournament in Nov. 1998 was structured to have twelve contestants play four semi-final games, but only the top three scorers of the week could advance to the final game on Friday (since Dana finished in fourth place, she did get $7,500 while all the losing contestants got $5,000).

http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=883

Bamaman
Also Receiving Votes
Posts: 9158
Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:39 pm

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Bamaman » Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:29 pm

Jeff-thecdboy wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:17 pm
^The Teen Reunion Tournament in Nov. 1998 was structured to have twelve contestants play four semi-final games, but only the top three scorers of the week could advance to the final game on Friday (since Dana finished in fourth place, she did get $7,500 while all the losing contestants got $5,000).

http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=883
Thanks. That was a dumb format. They should have brought back 15 for a full tournament or just have nine and start with semi-finals.

User avatar
xxaaaxx
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 2026
Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:29 pm
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by xxaaaxx » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:00 pm

Jeff-thecdboy wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:17 pm
^The Teen Reunion Tournament in Nov. 1998 was structured to have twelve contestants play four semi-final games, but only the top three scorers of the week could advance to the final game on Friday (since Dana finished in fourth place, she did get $7,500 while all the losing contestants got $5,000).

http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=883
So lemme get this straight: Dana had an 8900-3500-3300 lock, made the maximum safe bet, and lost the 3rd spot to someone with a 6100-2100-1800 lock...who Clavin'd and finished with 12k. Yeesh. Thank goodness they never used that format again.

seaborgium
Undefeated in Reruns
Posts: 6065
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:31 am

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by seaborgium » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:04 am

xxaaaxx wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:00 pm
Jeff-thecdboy wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:17 pm
^The Teen Reunion Tournament in Nov. 1998 was structured to have twelve contestants play four semi-final games, but only the top three scorers of the week could advance to the final game on Friday (since Dana finished in fourth place, she did get $7,500 while all the losing contestants got $5,000).

http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=883
So lemme get this straight: Dana had an 8900-3500-3300 lock, made the maximum safe bet, and lost the 3rd spot to someone with a 6100-2100-1800 lock...who Clavin'd and finished with 12k. Yeesh. Thank goodness they never used that format again.
I'm kind of glad they did just once, just because the strategic Clavin is an interesting wrinkle, and it showed what Eric Newhouse was made of. But yes, eliminating a victorious contestant by design isn't cool.

Post Reply