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Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:58 pm

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Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:40 pm
I love fish, but the "barracuda"/Heart TOM flew over my head, and I've NHO lungfish.

Also couldn't think of anything in the kitchen that "pops up" except turkey timer, which I knew was wrong.

Had no idea what a terrapin had to do with the Grateful Dead, nor can I find any tribute band by that name.

Clues just weren't connecting in "Little" either. Couldn't match a sense to "Just a ____ of..." due in part to forgetting that touch is a sense and rejecting smell.

However, I did connect M.D. + Minnesota to Mayo Clinic on the DD.

"Southern Italian City" = ??? I thought that was tough for $400. There are lots of cities in southern Italy and none seems more Pavlovian than the other in that clue.

Mom thought FJ! was easy. I had no clue. The name is utterly unfamiliar to me, and I would not have identified them as a clothier of Presidents, nor a company that is 200 years old.

i believe brooks brothers is oldest retailer in the country

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Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Saturnalia » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:20 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:23 pm


Sadly, as the clue noted, only 40 presidents were outfitted by the Kevlar brothers. Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy all declined.
:shock: :lol:

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Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Category 13 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:28 pm

Elijah Baley wrote: I've said it before - it pays to know your movies. Silver Bullet wasn't a horrible guess, for example, - unless you had seen the movie (which is a great riff on the "mystery on a train" genre). Not to mention that "Blue Bullet" doesn't really make much sense.
I've said it before - It doesn't pay to guess on high dollar clues. Elizabeth should have just stayed clam on that one and it cost her the game.

She also missed a great opportunity to do an Ann Wilson impersonation with "What is bara-CUD-ahh?"

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Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by seaborgium » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:47 pm

I never got beyond "_____ Brothers" in coming up with a name for FJ. On a different night I might have. So it goes.

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Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Volante » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:56 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:23 pm
Saturnalia wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:59 pm
I'm always a fan of off-the-wall FJ responses that stem from reading clues... creatively. (A few recent responses from this board come to mind.) I enjoyed "Kevlar."
Sadly, as the clue noted, only 40 presidents were outfitted by the Kevlar brothers. Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy all declined.
Don't forget Reagan and Teddy Roosevelt.
DBear wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:41 pm
Wow, a disguised Fashion FJ that I actually got? :o :o :o
I'm over here actually shocked at the seemingly low get rate. If I'm thinking a fashion clue is insta...what the heck?! :shock:

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Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by twelvefootboy » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:56 am

So I guess the name Elisha is pavlov for Otis? I thought I wasn't going to get it and then realized the list of people sharing a last name are brothers - at least it used to be :lol: . I'm surprised at the miss rate, but I still think it will poll 80% when the absentee and mail-in ballots are counted (except for North Carolina's :x ).

It was a nice set of boards and a fun game even though it is sad to see lowball wagering on DD's when you are in a competitive game. It's a lot easier to win money in chunks on one question than to fight for small stakes.

That is one fugly 'stache. I think we'll be seeing it for a few days.
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Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by JayK33 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:35 am

mxc_takeshi wrote:
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I like Dave's facial hair- that and his former occupation remind me of Frank Spangenberg.
I also thought of Frank when I first saw Dave. Thinking he could be the bald Frank Spangenberg. Can he also match him in terms of Jeopardy success? I'll be hoping so.

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Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:35 am

I got FJ, but the boards seemed hard to me. Seemed like I flat-out didn't know or answered wrong on quite a few clues.

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Post by seaborgium » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:55 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:56 am
it is sad to see lowball wagering on DD's when you are in a competitive game. It's a lot easier to win money in chunks on one question than to fight for small stakes.
Elizabeth's $4,000s were refreshing, even if they fell short. (She had $4,400 for the first one; before her second one Alex said, "You have a $4,000 lead" and she made that her wager. Imagine if she had gone TDD on the first one, then Alex said, "You have a $4,400 lead" before her second one and she took that as her cue. She would have made $800 more, and as it actually played out she was $600 off the lead before FJ.)

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Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by John Boy » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:11 am

JayK33 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:35 am
mxc_takeshi wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:06 pm
I like Dave's facial hair- that and his former occupation remind me of Frank Spangenberg.
I also thought of Frank when I first saw Dave. Thinking he could be the bald Frank Spangenberg. Can he also match him in terms of Jeopardy success? I'll be hoping so.
I'm glad to see it wasn't just me making the Spangenberg connection. That's a most distinctive moustache look that I've never seen since the last time Frank was on. And oh, yeah, Dave kinda played like the kind of powerhouse Frank was as well.

The "mira" category was interesting to me. It was just challenging enough that I might have run the category if I had 5-6 seconds for each clue. I couldn't pull the trigger as fast as these contestants did, though.

I know "Fauvism" is Pavlovian for Matisse, and I even used to have a Matisse print hanging in my house, and still couldn't dredge up the name Matisse for the Fauvism clue. The old brain is slowly turning to mush.

Congrats to the new champ. I'll be interested to watch his first defense tonight.

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Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by astrohip » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:28 am

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Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:40 pm
Had no idea what a terrapin had to do with the Grateful Dead, nor can I find any tribute band by that name.
That's because you're not a Deadhead.

One of their better known albums is Terrapin Station. And since there are about 420 Dead cover bands, the odds are good there's one called Terrapin.

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Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by alietr » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:49 am

astrohip wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:28 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:40 pm
Had no idea what a terrapin had to do with the Grateful Dead, nor can I find any tribute band by that name.
That's because you're not a Deadhead.

One of their better known albums is Terrapin Station. And since there are about 420 Dead cover bands, the odds are good there's one called Terrapin.
I still can't believe I lost my copy of Terrapin Station signed by Jerry, Bobby, and Donna.

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Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:33 pm

alietr wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:49 am
astrohip wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:28 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:40 pm
Had no idea what a terrapin had to do with the Grateful Dead, nor can I find any tribute band by that name.
That's because you're not a Deadhead.

One of their better known albums is Terrapin Station. And since there are about 420 Dead cover bands, the odds are good there's one called Terrapin.
I still can't believe I lost my copy of Terrapin Station signed by Jerry, Bobby, and Donna.
If only you could remember where you saw it last. There is such a thing as State Dependent Memory. You know what you have to do.

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Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by alietr » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:43 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:33 pm
alietr wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:49 am

I still can't believe I lost my copy of Terrapin Station signed by Jerry, Bobby, and Donna.
If only you could remember where you saw it last. There is such a thing as State Dependent Memory. You know what you have to do.
I lent it to someone in my dorm. Someone I thought I trusted, and I asked every I knew who I remotely trusted. Given the number of years that have elapsed, I don't have much hope on this one.

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Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:45 pm

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Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by guessonguessonguess » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:01 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:45 pm
Final Jeopardy! streak ends at a whopping 56. :D

This is undoubtedly the greatest 56-game streak in history.

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Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by twelvefootboy » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:40 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:55 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:56 am
it is sad to see lowball wagering on DD's when you are in a competitive game. It's a lot easier to win money in chunks on one question than to fight for small stakes.
Elizabeth's $4,000s were refreshing, even if they fell short. (She had $4,400 for the first one; before her second one Alex said, "You have a $4,000 lead" and she made that her wager. Imagine if she had gone TDD on the first one, then Alex said, "You have a $4,400 lead" before her second one and she took that as her cue. She would have made $800 more, and as it actually played out she was $600 off the lead before FJ.)
I concur, I only remembered the winning shot Bernadette had and it was an easy clue. Elizabeth's were indeed a nice high value, but because of her lead, didn't have the go-for-broke vibe, and I kind of forgot about them. They also weren't potential game changers like Bernadette's was. I am usually not a wagering nazi for DDs but I like to see high paydays kick Sony's butt, and Dave accomplished that!
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Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by twelvefootboy » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:08 pm

guessonguessonguess wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:01 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:45 pm
Final Jeopardy! streak ends at a whopping 56. :D

This is undoubtedly the greatest 56-game streak in history.
:lol: . Only if LSV comes back with at least a 16 game streak after the Ofer like Joltin' Joe did.

I am sitting on a one game streak - if tfb and LSV join forces it continues at 57! (and runs until an LSV fail :roll: )
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Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by floridagator » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:05 pm

astrohip wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:28 am
there are about 420 Dead cover bands, the odds
I see what you did there.

LOL, just LOL at Kevlar being 200 years old. At40 presidents being clad in it.

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Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by DBear » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:50 pm

astrohip wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:28 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:40 pm
Had no idea what a terrapin had to do with the Grateful Dead, nor can I find any tribute band by that name.
That's because you're not a Deadhead.

One of their better known albums is Terrapin Station. And since there are about 420 Dead cover bands, the odds are good there's one called Terrapin.

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And there's a pot shop in Denver with that name as well... 8-)

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