Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Re: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by John Boy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:12 pm

DBear wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:35 pm
This was a good FJ. Very difficult to instaget, but should be able to suss out in 30 seconds. My mental tour of Texas border cities got me to Brownsville well within time. 8-)
Ditto. The year places the war in time as the Mexican-American War, which immediately draws attention to Texas rather than NM, AZ, CA. "Color" leads quickly to Brownsville. If that was named for an American soldier, then I learned something tonight.

Without doing the mental gymnastics of remembering a rock band etc. it's easier to remember a few TX border towns: El Paso, Laredo, and farthest south) Brownsville. Unless you count laREDo as "colorful geography," only Brownsville works.

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Re: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:22 pm

I was actually thinking it was a Mexican city. I think the "port of entry to the U.S." led me astray. After dismissing Juarez because it doesn't have a color in its name I spent some time trying to think of the colors in Spanish and which one might be in a border city name.

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Re: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:30 pm

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Worked out all three of the Daily Doubles perfectly.

Brownsville is in the very far south of Texas on the other side of the Mexican city of Matamoros.
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Re: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by alietr » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:22 pm

I once walked across the bridge from Brownsville to Matamoros a long time ago. I got about a block into the plaza there, said to myself "No way!" and turned around and went back over the bridge. At least I could claim I had been in Mexico.

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Re: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by twelvefootboy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:30 pm

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Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:31 am
Frankly, I don't remember Brownsville in particular coming up in the whole border story. I feel like I might have come up with it if it didn't have that part in the clue, but I focused on that part, and kept coming out in Arizona instead of Texas.
This is what I meant to say, because I couldn't pin the family separation controversy or the tear gassing, or the caravan hype to any one city except Tijuana/San Diego/not a color. I think I would have pulled it without the news mis-direction TOM.
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Re: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by nserven » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:46 pm

Though I understand that "pope" = "pontiff" was an important part of the clue, any chance they accept "proselytizing" for "pontificating?"

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Re: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by OrangeSAM » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:42 pm

alietr wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:31 am
Frankly, I don't remember Brownsville in particular coming up in the whole border story. I feel like I might have come up with it if it didn't have that part in the clue, but I focused on that part, and kept coming out in Arizona instead of Texas.
alietr wrote:
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I once walked across the bridge from Brownsville to Matamoros a long time ago. I got about a block into the plaza there, said to myself "No way!" and turned around and went back over the bridge. At least I could claim I had been in Mexico.
So you used the Brownsville port of entry but couldn't connect the dots?

I started with the nearest border crossings to me (San Diego/Tijuana, Mexicali/Calexico (heard of it, alietr?)), then remembering the war started in the east, in Texas, and the solution was at hand.
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Re: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:45 pm

Can't say that I've heard of Brownsville before, nor do I see why I should have.
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Re: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:56 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:45 pm
Can't say that I've heard of Brownsville before, nor do I see why I should have.
So you could get this FJ right.

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Post by CailinGaoilge » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:37 pm

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Re: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by twelvefootboy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:54 pm

nserven wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:46 pm
Though I understand that "pope" = "pontiff" was an important part of the clue, any chance they accept "proselytizing" for "pontificating?"
Not a prayer! :lol:
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Re: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by morbeedo » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:04 pm

I got right to Texas, floundered and then landed on Amarillo, which is funny because I had just watched one of the teen tournament games right before this one, and that came up as a clue in the Spanish category

In other news, I have strep throat. Thanks a lot, Aer Lingus!

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Re: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:58 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:04 pm
In other news, I have strep throat. Thanks a lot, Aer Lingus!
More like Aer Fungus, amiright?

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Re: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by OrangeSAM » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:40 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:45 pm
Can't say that I've heard of Brownsville before, nor do I see why I should have.
'Cause smokin' in the boys' room is cool.
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Re: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:46 pm

OrangeSAM wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:40 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:45 pm
Can't say that I've heard of Brownsville before, nor do I see why I should have.
'Cause smokin' in the boys' room is cool.
And I actually know that song, both the Brownsville Station version and the Mötley Crüe cover. Don't see why that should lead me to think that Brownsville is a real place.
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Re: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:41 am

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Having lived in Texas for the last several years, I probably would have gotten it anyway, but hearing "Smokin' In The Boys' Room" on the radio the other day certainly didn't hurt.
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