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Re: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by twelvefootboy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:25 pm

Sorry to see the forklift driver go. It was a pitched battle at the end. I felt bad for E.J. but come on - the veto clue was a gift. He must have been thrown by not knowing there actually is a physical document - I didn't know either.

My instant thought was of what I now know is a stereoscope. My great aunt had a bunch of these black and white pics, and a ton of them were African tribal scenes. I also knew them to be much older than 1939. I maybe have seen a viewmaster but would never pull the name. I also didn't know the name of the queen of hotness :). I can see that she would be a popular product :lol:
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Post by floridagator » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:15 am

I bought my nephew a Viewmaster for Christmas a few years ago, so I am puzzled that Alex thinks all the contestants were too young to have received one.

Viewmaster was once owned by GAF (because chemical companies selling toys was part of what was called diversification) and its spokesman was Henry Fonda.
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Post by opusthepenguin » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:22 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:25 pm
Sorry to see the forklift driver go. It was a pitched battle at the end. I felt bad for E.J. but come on - the veto clue was a gift. He must have been thrown by not knowing there actually is a physical document - I didn't know either.
Yeah, I always pictured more of a giant rubber stamp.

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Post by floridagator » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:33 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:22 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:25 pm
Sorry to see the forklift driver go. It was a pitched battle at the end. I felt bad for E.J. but come on - the veto clue was a gift. He must have been thrown by not knowing there actually is a physical document - I didn't know either.
Yeah, I always pictured more of a giant rubber stamp.
I said veto letters, which of course was acceptable.
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Post by yclept » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:38 am

March 29th, if I am not mistaken, was the last time the winning player won less than $20K.

That said (and James is a big reason why), we only have a pair of 5+ game champs since Alan Dunn, and he won his 5th game back in October.

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Post by immaf » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:42 am

A frustrating FJ for me. I knew what gizmo they meant, but I couldn't think of its name.
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Re: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:51 am

Xu Donym wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:00 pm
The 2015 Mattel VR product wasn't even close to being the "first virtual reality device,"
Who's saying it was? I think all the clue implied was that there was a VR product introduced in 2015 called "View-Master."

I agree that the clue should have used the word "brand" rather than "product."

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Post by heppm01 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:54 am

threearruda wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:11 pm
Spum wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:33 pm
Wow is it frustrating knowing and picturing the correct answer in your brain, only to draw a blank on the object’s actual name.
Got that right! The wheels just could not turn fast enough to give me the name.. really mad at myself for botching this one.
Yep, same here. I thought the clue was a little clunky but got to the right device in about 10 seconds and spent the next 20 pulling my hair out trying to remember what it is actually called.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:10 am

How the eff did I go 0/5 in an animal category? Especially when Josh Hill was the $200 response?
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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:23 pm

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I have seen a number of YouTubers use a View-Master Virtual Reality kit. I never plan on using it because it is very bad for your eyes.
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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:28 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
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How the eff did I go 0/5 in an animal category? Especially when Josh Hill was the $200 response?
Not all of those were animal questions. Like the Calving question. I am surprised you missed Blue Whale though.
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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:40 pm

floridagator wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:15 am
I bought my nephew a Viewmaster for Christmas a few years ago, so I am puzzled that Alex thinks all the contestants were too young to have received one.

Viewmaster was once owned by GAF (because chemical companies selling toys was part of what was called diversification) and its spokesman was Henry Fonda.
I still have mine -- it's from the "Sawyer" years, just before GAF got ahold of it.

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Post by DBear » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:07 pm

Looks like I wasn't the only one who couldn't make sense of FJ. I went with television. :?
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Post by Volante » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:53 pm

I had my ophthalmology appt today and what do I find on the waiting room table?
viewmaster.jpg
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The wheel allegedly had befores and afters of cataracts and glaucoma surgery amongst a couple other advert related pictures, I only had time to skim it (after I posed it for the photo)

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Post by davey » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:10 pm

Volante wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:53 pm
I had my ophthalmology appt today and what do I find on the waiting room table?

viewmaster.jpg

The wheel allegedly had befores and afters of cataracts and glaucoma surgery amongst a couple other advert related pictures, I only had time to skim it (after I posed it for the photo)
Wow - more brand extension...!

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Post by JyV92 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:26 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:33 am

E.J. needs to relax and turn down the intensity meter one notch for tomorrow. Please. He reminded me of an unfunny Adam Scott.
Respectfully disagree. I really enjoy his game play. I think that he comes off a bit intense but when he relaxes the smell seems very genuine, more easily genuine perhaps some much bigger winners this. season

I think he has a good mastery of the stuff. Think compared to Jamie and some of the other champions he seems relatively relaxed. There are plenty of memorable players who honestly did stuff it felt very contrived during their appearances. Nothing wrong with that. I understand people wanting to be memorable. I don't get that sense with him and I hope he goes a few more games at least. Of course I don't know who is going to be playing against and I might be just as pleased with them
In any case, as Harry Friedman once said to me I think it in attempt at consolation as I was not happy with the feeling that I was being put up against two of the strongest players there in the tournament, they want good television. And they will get good television when people are more evenly matched. While I would've been happy to see Jamie go some more games and certainly had nothing at stake if Ken's record fell(After all my record fell, Frank's record fell, Rogers did as well and at some point Ken's will fall.), his game against Emma was wonderful television. I am in a way it was unfortunate that some of the earlier challengers didn't get the hang of the buzzer until later in the game. Emma had the buzzer pretty much right out of the gate.

So here we go E J, make some money and maybe take your mom to Hyderabad.

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Post by JyV92 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:28 pm

Add a note on Viewmaster. Viewmaster is just a nice riff on the stereopticon which was a feature in homes, at least bourgeois homes, from the 1880s on. 3-D pictures have always had an appeal. The good thing about the Viewmaster was the rotating system.

But in general, 3-D goes through waves of a pill but there's always been a good market for 3-D images

https://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/3d-double-vision

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Post by Robert K S » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:58 am

JyV92 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:28 pm
The good thing about the Viewmaster was the rotating system.
Not only that but it didn't require printing and enlargement to paper cards which were more susceptible to warping/bending, mold, water damage, sticking to each other, dirt/scratches, etc. etc. Cared for well, films on Viewmaster discs from 40 years ago look as pristine as the day they were made, which can't be said for anything put on paper cards.

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Post by OrangeSAM » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:23 am

Robert K S wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:58 am
JyV92 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:28 pm
The good thing about the Viewmaster was the rotating system.
Not only that but it didn't require printing and enlargement to paper cards which were more susceptible to warping/bending, mold, water damage, sticking to each other, dirt/scratches, etc. etc. Cared for well, films on Viewmaster discs from 40 years ago look as pristine as the day they were made, which can't be said for anything put on paper cards.
Viewmaster discs were easy to care for and store. We had several dozen stacked up and sealed in a coffee can with a diameter just larger than the discs. None were ever scratched or damaged.

[Sorry if I made the thread sound like a "Hints from Heloise" column.]
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Post by dhkendall » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:58 pm

I *think* (though it's very likely I'm mistaken) that Ben looks familiar, and I *think* it may be because I auditioned with him in Kansas City in 2015. If so, great to see him get on!
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