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Re: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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davey wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:39 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:59 am
John Boy wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:55 am

On another topic of discussion, I have never heard of any of those terms for the comma (Oxford, splice, whatever). My teachers referred to it by the generic "comma blunder."
It's not a blunder, it's a necessity. Why would you use commas for an entire list except (suddenly and inexplicably) the last one?

Consider the following:

"I am so grateful to my parents, my sister and God."

That sounds like a really messed up family tree. Or how about this one:

"Yesterday for lunch I had a sandwich, chips and mac and cheese."


Like nails on a chalkboard to me....
Not to get all religious on everybody, but shouldn't God come first? Put Him first and there's no ambiguity...
As to the 2d - you may not like how it looks - I don't either, for the record - but it's not ambiguous. Seems like overload for lunch tho...
why? that lunch consists of 3 things...seems light

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Re: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:42 pm
why? that lunch consists of 3 things...seems light
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Robert K S wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:48 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:42 pm
why? that lunch consists of 3 things...seems light
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i don't get it

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CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:49 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:48 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:42 pm
why? that lunch consists of 3 things...seems light
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i don't get it
Mac and Me. Or should I say Mac, and Me?

I'm always surprised at how much I "don't know" things that I really do know. I had tip-of-the-tongue syndrome with "Reefer Madness" - I knew it, and I knew I had seen the film version of the musical version of the film (!?) with Christian Campbell, but I couldn't get the title in time. Still haven't seen the "original", though.

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CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:36 pm
alietr wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:38 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:16 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:21 pm
I went with Barbara because she is the worst and most overrated singer since Tony Bennett. Schmaltz sells, somehow :( .
Ok everybody, let's gather around Mr. Grouch and sing "People" to him until he feels better.
Or better yet, have Celine Dion do it.
i love celine dion...my 2nd favourite musical act after cannibal corpse
oh, wow

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talkingaway wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:36 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:49 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:48 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:42 pm
why? that lunch consists of 3 things...seems light
Image
i don't get it
Mac and Me. Or should I say Mac, and Me?

I'm always surprised at how much I "don't know" things that I really do know. I had tip-of-the-tongue syndrome with "Reefer Madness" - I knew it, and I knew I had seen the film version of the musical version of the film (!?) with Christian Campbell, but I couldn't get the title in time. Still haven't seen the "original", though.

that is from mac and me? i remember the movie title, but knew absolutely nothing about it

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morbeedo wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:52 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:36 pm
alietr wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:38 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:16 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:21 pm
I went with Barbara because she is the worst and most overrated singer since Tony Bennett. Schmaltz sells, somehow :( .
Ok everybody, let's gather around Mr. Grouch and sing "People" to him until he feels better.
Or better yet, have Celine Dion do it.
i love celine dion...my 2nd favourite musical act after cannibal corpse
oh, wow

i imagine nobody would have guessed that she is one of my favourite musical acts

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CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:58 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:52 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:36 pm

i love celine dion...my 2nd favourite musical act after cannibal corpse
oh, wow

i imagine nobody would have guessed that she is one of my favourite musical acts
You continue to bewilder and astound us.

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Re: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:42 pm
davey wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:39 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:59 am
John Boy wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:55 am

On another topic of discussion, I have never heard of any of those terms for the comma (Oxford, splice, whatever). My teachers referred to it by the generic "comma blunder."
It's not a blunder, it's a necessity. Why would you use commas for an entire list except (suddenly and inexplicably) the last one?

Consider the following:

"I am so grateful to my parents, my sister and God."

That sounds like a really messed up family tree. Or how about this one:

"Yesterday for lunch I had a sandwich, chips and mac and cheese."


Like nails on a chalkboard to me....
Not to get all religious on everybody, but shouldn't God come first? Put Him first and there's no ambiguity...
As to the 2d - you may not like how it looks - I don't either, for the record - but it's not ambiguous. Seems like overload for lunch tho...
why? that lunch consists of 3 things...seems light
Carbs, dude...

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davey wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:22 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:42 pm
davey wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:39 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:59 am
John Boy wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:55 am

On another topic of discussion, I have never heard of any of those terms for the comma (Oxford, splice, whatever). My teachers referred to it by the generic "comma blunder."
It's not a blunder, it's a necessity. Why would you use commas for an entire list except (suddenly and inexplicably) the last one?

Consider the following:

"I am so grateful to my parents, my sister and God."

That sounds like a really messed up family tree. Or how about this one:

"Yesterday for lunch I had a sandwich, chips and mac and cheese."


Like nails on a chalkboard to me....
Not to get all religious on everybody, but shouldn't God come first? Put Him first and there's no ambiguity...
As to the 2d - you may not like how it looks - I don't either, for the record - but it's not ambiguous. Seems like overload for lunch tho...
why? that lunch consists of 3 things...seems light
Carbs, dude...
carbohydrates are bad?

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Peter the accountant wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:05 pm
davey wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:39 pm

Not to get all religious on everybody, but shouldn't God come first? Put Him first and there's no ambiguity...
As to the 2d - you may not like how it looks - I don't either, for the record - but it's not ambiguous. Seems like overload for lunch tho...
Not ambiguous? Were the chips a crushed topping on the mac n cheese? (Not a horrible combination, BTW.) Were they a separate side dish? Is this mystery food a combination of chips and macaroni with some kind of cheese as a separate dish (sounding more on the horrible side)? Are you British, implying that the chips are rectangular bits of fried potato, or are you American, making the chips thinly sliced circular bits of fried potato?

I think there's plenty of ambiguity there.
OK, if you worry that your readers will be unfamiliar with the dish (?), you've provided another choice to set it off - mac n cheese. Whether they're British or American chips is not cleared up by the comma placement...

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My wife is a thrift shop fanatic, so I spend a good amount of time in the vinyl racks of Goodwill et al. It's comical how hard the recording industry was trying to sell Barbra Streisand and Barry Manilow as sex symbols during the '70s.
Peter the accountant wrote:
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At least Aretha is at 19
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Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:36 pm
I ran classical music, but at least one of the reasons that the contestants had trouble with it was that they attacked it from the bottom up. It would have been much more straightforward to play from the top down, as the game is designed to be played.
How would that have helped in this instance? The clues weren't connected in any meaningful way.
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Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:29 pm
Just threw up my hands in defeat and left a blank screen, which I figured was more correct than Streisand anyway.
Now that you realize how wrong you were, you're going to start practicing writing something down, right?
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BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:52 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:29 pm
Just threw up my hands in defeat and left a blank screen, which I figured was more correct than Streisand anyway.
Now that you realize how wrong you were, you're going to start practicing writing something down, right?
In the studio yes. At home, I wouldn't have written down anything if I had a gun to my head, because I was ten billion percent certain that my only choice was wrong wrong wrong.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:44 am
BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:52 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:29 pm
Just threw up my hands in defeat and left a blank screen, which I figured was more correct than Streisand anyway.
Now that you realize how wrong you were, you're going to start practicing writing something down, right?
In the studio yes. At home, I wouldn't have written down anything if I had a gun to my head, because I was ten billion percent certain that my only choice was wrong wrong wrong.
Practicing doing something 180 degrees different from what you plan to do during the real game seems like a winning strategy.
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Looks like I was the only one to guess Diana Ross. And if anyone says "But she's not an actress", well, neither is BS ! :P

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DBear wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:08 pm
Looks like I was the only one to guess Diana Ross. And if anyone says "But she's not an actress", well, neither is BS ! :P
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5391&p=317644&hilit=ross#p317644
It was pointed out in the thread that DR has a Best Actress Academy Award nomination.

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gnash wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:27 am
mas3cf wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Comment on one of the comma clues:
Spoiler
A serial comma is commonly known as a "Harvard comma" as well as an "Oxford comma"... either should be acceptable, right?
Who gives a
Spoiler
#&@%
?
I knew somebody else's mind would gravitate in that direction as well.
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DBear wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:08 pm
Looks like I was the only one to guess Diana Ross. And if anyone says "But she's not an actress", well, neither is BS ! :P
Nope, she was my (uncomfortable) guess as well.

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mas3cf wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:06 am
gnash wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:27 am
mas3cf wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Comment on one of the comma clues:
Spoiler
A serial comma is commonly known as a "Harvard comma" as well as an "Oxford comma"... either should be acceptable, right?
Who gives a
Spoiler
#&@%
?
Thank you for your constructive comment.
Have a good weekend.

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Ironhorse wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:45 pm
gnash wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:27 am
mas3cf wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Comment on one of the comma clues:
Spoiler
A serial comma is commonly known as a "Harvard comma" as well as an "Oxford comma"... either should be acceptable, right?
Who gives a
Spoiler
#&@%
?
I knew somebody else's mind would gravitate in that direction as well.
Clearly somebody is feeling like pound sign, question mark, star, exclamation point.

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