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Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by flemmingfan » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:46 am

i enjoyed this game as well as some other recent games, all good contestants and comebacks. Congrats to Elena on the win , the DD wager and the vivacity displayed.

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Post by Woof » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:20 am

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I bet Alex is taking some heat for his "the other one" quip regarding Flo Jo.
I interpreted that as meaning the other female athlete connected to the Joyner family. Mayhap that doesn't help regarding Internet outrage.

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Post by Elijah Baley » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:56 am

Home sick with a cold, this FJ didn't make sense in the fog of cold medications and lack of sleep. And I am a fan of the old series and Next Generation - but didn't remember anything about a twin planet to Remus so Star Trek didn't even occur to me and I figured it must be something newer that I had missed. I tried googling and apparently this was something mentioned in a few episodes so it seems most likely that the writers just assumed everyone would simply get Romulans from Romulus. So, a bit of a shady FJ clue but obviously one that people were able to get.

A very tough break for Andy - who demonstrated that sometimes too much knowledge can work to one's detriment (which sucks) - but Elana showed that you can make a late DD work for you. Maybe some folks will consider that standard $2,000 wager in similar circumstances?

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Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:27 am

Woof wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:20 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:03 am
I bet Alex is taking some heat for his "the other one" quip regarding Flo Jo.
I interpreted that as meaning the other female athlete connected to the Joyner family. Mayhap that doesn't help regarding Internet outrage.
Right. I think that's what Alex meant, but that doesn't mean people won't take it the wrong way.

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Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:12 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:27 am
Woof wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:20 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:03 am
I bet Alex is taking some heat for his "the other one" quip regarding Flo Jo.
I interpreted that as meaning the other female athlete connected to the Joyner family. Mayhap that doesn't help regarding Internet outrage.
Right. I think that's what Alex meant, but that doesn't mean people won't take it the wrong way.
For what it's worth, this is the only place I've seen any mention of that.
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Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:32 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:12 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:27 am
Woof wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:20 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:03 am
I bet Alex is taking some heat for his "the other one" quip regarding Flo Jo.
I interpreted that as meaning the other female athlete connected to the Joyner family. Mayhap that doesn't help regarding Internet outrage.
Right. I think that's what Alex meant, but that doesn't mean people won't take it the wrong way.
For what it's worth, this is the only place I've seen any mention of that.
Interesting. I thought people would be all over it.

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Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:42 pm

51 R
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FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Florence Griffith Joyner, Medicare Cards, Brasilia, Art Nouveau, Up on the Roof, Upset

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Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Woof » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:38 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:42 pm

I have heard of many -ocracy's but I don't recall ever hearing Technocracy.
You more often hear of technocrats, but it's an easy jump from there to the form of government.

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Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by twelvefootboy » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:01 pm

Woof wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:38 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:42 pm

I have heard of many -ocracy's but I don't recall ever hearing Technocracy.
You more often hear of technocrats, but it's an easy jump from there to the form of government.
It sounds awesome, I didn't know it was the subject of a novel(?). But ergs is a stupid unit and was chosen to sound science-y. The average American uses about 90 Kwh per day, which is a ridiculous number in ergs (3.165168e+15). And the idea of 3 peta-ergs just sounds creepy :lol: .

I would love a science based policy creating government. But, we have an idiocracy :( .
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Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Volante » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:47 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:01 pm
Woof wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:38 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:42 pm

I have heard of many -ocracy's but I don't recall ever hearing Technocracy.
You more often hear of technocrats, but it's an easy jump from there to the form of government.
It sounds awesome, I didn't know it was the subject of a novel(?). But ergs is a stupid unit and was chosen to sound science-y. The average American uses about 90 Kwh per day, which is a ridiculous number in ergs (3.165168e+15). And the idea of 3 peta-ergs just sounds creepy :lol: .

I would love a science based policy creating government. But, we have an idiocracy :( .
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Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by mxc_takeshi » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:23 pm

34 right.

Lach Trash: Florence Griffith-Joyner, Brasilia

I went with the Vulcans as well, and didn't realize what they were going for until the end.

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Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by mikebdoss » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:34 am

davey wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:32 pm
Not at all versed in Star Trek lore, but know there are Romulans, so..
How does an alien race have a history drawing on Roman mythology, anyway??... :roll:
Never explained in canon, as far as I know, but the thinking is that those are just the human names for those races and planets.

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Post by jeff6286 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:07 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:32 pm
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:12 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:27 am
Woof wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:20 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:03 am
I bet Alex is taking some heat for his "the other one" quip regarding Flo Jo.
I interpreted that as meaning the other female athlete connected to the Joyner family. Mayhap that doesn't help regarding Internet outrage.
Right. I think that's what Alex meant, but that doesn't mean people won't take it the wrong way.
For what it's worth, this is the only place I've seen any mention of that.
Interesting. I thought people would be all over it.
I still don't know what the wrong way is...

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Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:12 am

jeff6286 wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:07 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:32 pm
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:12 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:27 am
Woof wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:20 am


I interpreted that as meaning the other female athlete connected to the Joyner family. Mayhap that doesn't help regarding Internet outrage.
Right. I think that's what Alex meant, but that doesn't mean people won't take it the wrong way.
For what it's worth, this is the only place I've seen any mention of that.
Interesting. I thought people would be all over it.
I still don't know what the wrong way is...
I know you've seen the posts on the Jeopardy! Facebook page accusing Alex of being sexist and racist. Taken the wrong way this comment could be considered both. Flo-Jo was "the other" famous black, female track athlete from the '80s.

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Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by AFRET CMS » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:20 pm

mikebdoss wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:34 am
davey wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:32 pm
Not at all versed in Star Trek lore, but know there are Romulans, so..
How does an alien race have a history drawing on Roman mythology, anyway??... :roll:
Never explained in canon, as far as I know, but the thinking is that those are just the human names for those races and planets.
From what I remember of '60s lore, the Federation and Klingons were analogs of the western powers and the Soviet bloc during the cold war. Vulcans and Romulans were related alien species, and were analogs of Greeks and Romans. The Romulan/Roman parallel extended to Romulan ranks and titles which included Consuls, Proconsuls, Centurions, and Praetors.
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Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by twelvefootboy » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:53 pm

AFRET CMS wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:20 pm
mikebdoss wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:34 am
davey wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:32 pm
Not at all versed in Star Trek lore, but know there are Romulans, so..
How does an alien race have a history drawing on Roman mythology, anyway??... :roll:
Never explained in canon, as far as I know, but the thinking is that those are just the human names for those races and planets.
From what I remember of '60s lore, the Federation and Klingons were analogs of the western powers and the Soviet bloc during the cold war. Vulcans and Romulans were related alien species, and were analogs of Greeks and Romans. The Romulan/Roman parallel extended to Romulan ranks and titles which included Consuls, Proconsuls, Centurions, and Praetors.
OMG! This is actually cool - I wonder how many Trekkies are woke to the symbolism? This stuff doesn't interest me, but I do like some of the wordplay and novel insights - especially the alien viewpoint that humans are ugly bags filled with mostly water!
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Post by Peter the accountant » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:56 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:53 pm
This stuff doesn't interest me, but I do like some of the wordplay and novel insights - especially the alien viewpoint that humans are ugly bags filled with mostly water!
That comment wasn't from a typical alien species. It was from sentient computers.

I spent the commercial break trying to think of all the sci-fi TV shows I could. I drove myself crazy trying to remember the show which spawned "Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!" Never did remember it and fortunately I didn't need it. (Had to look it up later - Lost in Space.)

Took me a moment to get off the Vulcan elevator and back to Remus' brother. I didn't know the Star Trek canon on that specific point, but WECIB?

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Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by twelvefootboy » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:58 am

Peter the accountant wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:56 am


--Peter <== 2nd rate Trekkie not woke enough to call himself a Trekker.
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Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by AFRET CMS » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:31 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:58 am
Peter the accountant wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:56 am


--Peter <== 2nd rate Trekkie not woke enough to call himself a Trekker.
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Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:14 pm

AFRET CMS wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:31 pm
twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:58 am
Peter the accountant wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:56 am


--Peter <== 2nd rate Trekkie not woke enough to call himself a Trekker.
Just don't go to any cosplay conventions as a redshirt!
It's OK to go as a Cardassian. But don't try it as a Kardashian. That would be worse than redshirting.
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