goforthetie wrote:That was kind of painful. Among other things, I guess there is now ample evidence from the last 3 days that college kids these days don't know their Bible...
Need to get kids from BYU or Oral Roberts on J! ...
xxaaaxx wrote:That Bible category was hilarious. That Islands category...yeah. Turks and Caicos in the middle box of a college tourney? The writers were feeling particularly evil.
Kid could be a geography nut (I was half expecting Sarah to get it, as she definitely had a proclivity toward geography) - heck, I specifically remember a song I made up as a ten year old that mentions Cockburn Town as the capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands. (Yes, I was a ginormous dork even back then).
TenPoundHammer wrote:4/5 in Bible, saying Exodus upon seeing Moses in the clue. Nasty negbait there. I mean, who reads Deuteronomy anyway?
While I clammed (was thinking it was the book of Joshua, but not with the word "Joshua" right in the clue!), it was a headslap on reveal, as it makes sense that the book *before* Joshua would have Moses dying and Joshua taking the reins in it.
emtwo wrote:That, ladies and gentlemen, is what happens when you get a bunch of agnostics on Jeopardy. It ain't pretty.
Was wondering how you knew the religious affiliation of all three finalists, then I remembered who you were.
(Congrats for rocking it, loved the reaction to your win, and your "I give up" gesture that I could see a few times).
I do hold, though, that agnostics/atheists/non-religious people who get The Call should study the Bible for the same reason that tee-totalling Ken Jennings studied Potent Potables - Jeopardy asks Bible questions with surprising regularity. I wouldn't be surprised if they turn up often in the College Tournaments. (Not, of course, studying the Bible the same way the religious might, but studying the stuff that Jeopardy! would ask about.)
emtwo wrote:I didn't think China stretched that far west, but now I know haha.
More of a case of Afghanistan stretching that far east, it's the one with the salient that was tacked on (basically by the British to keep the Russians from touching India
marpocky wrote:Great game, but jeeze that Bible category was painful. And Zack kept going to it!
I think it was the lesser of two evils (pun not intended) when up against the German category.
goforthetie wrote: econgator wrote:
Now ... how did you all miss "sit-up" when there was just a clue mentioning them not 30 seconds before?
That was the problem. I remembered them mentioning it and thought, maybe sit-up isn't one of the three. It was entirely plausible that pull-up, chin-up, push-up were the three they wanted, even though the first two are very similar exercises. (And if you do
think it's push-up, sit-up, and either pull- or chin-up, how do you decide between the two? Bad clue.)
This leads in to one of the questions I wanted to ask the "judges", I had push-ups and sit-ups as well, but instead of pull-ups, I had "chin-ups". Are they different, then? (I always thought they were the same. I almost always hear "pull ups" as a reference for potty training devices, but then I'm a parent ... )
My other question for the judges' table: is "Odin" the same as "Wodin"? (Sci-Fi, $400)