Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:12 am

CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:50 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:28 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:04 pm
While I did get the Lach Trash, I thought Lewis Carroll's real name was a bit YEKIOYD for the top box.
A lot of top box stuff is YEKIOYDBIYOJWAYD.
What does that even mean, dude?
you either know it or you're doing business in your orange juice world and you're daft.

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Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:05 am

Coryat: 34,800
48 R/3 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: cartilage, Running on Empty, kettlebell, Lewis Carroll, John le Carré (DD), Samothrace, P90X

Tonight's FJ! wasn't as soft as Friday's, but it was pretty much a WECIB.

Embarrassing misses for me on Fossey/Goodall, even though I know full well that Fossey = gorillas (in the mist!) and Goodall = chimps, and Milky Way, where I thought of every other astronomically-named candy bar other than the one that is truly "galactic."
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Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:34 pm
Speaking of rulings - just "Onassis" for "Aristotle Onassis", when they gave "Jackie" in the clue? Alex has "Which one?"-ed Teddy/Franklin Roosevelt, so why not a "Which Onassis?" on this?
I think it gets down to whether there'd be some way to confuse the two and I'm pretty sure most people realize that Jackie Onassis was not a Greek shipping magnate.
It's always seemed to me like there's an unwritten rule that last name alone isn't acceptable when the clue references another person of equal or greater fame who shares that last name. That rule wasn't followed in this instance, of course.
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Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by seaborgium » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:20 am

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:05 am
It's always seemed to me like there's an unwritten rule that last name alone isn't acceptable when the clue references another person of equal or greater fame who shares that last name. That rule wasn't followed in this instance, of course.
I don't consider Ari Onassis to be of equal or greater fame against Jacqueline Kennedy.

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Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:20 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:12 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:50 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:28 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:04 pm
While I did get the Lach Trash, I thought Lewis Carroll's real name was a bit YEKIOYD for the top box.
A lot of top box stuff is YEKIOYDBIYOJWAYD.
What does that even mean, dude?
you either know it or you're doing business in your orange juice world and you're daft.
Amazing how people need the simplest things explained to them, isn't it?

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Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by morbeedo » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:33 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:37 am
I saw this ep a day late. I have no position on the jack-o-lantern clue. [/spoiler]
That's a weak stance, pumpkin

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Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:27 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:20 am
BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:05 am
It's always seemed to me like there's an unwritten rule that last name alone isn't acceptable when the clue references another person of equal or greater fame who shares that last name. That rule wasn't followed in this instance, of course.
I don't consider Ari Onassis to be of equal or greater fame against Jacqueline Kennedy.
That's my point; sorry if I wasn't clear. The clue referenced Jackie Onassis, who is at least as famous as Ari. In similar situations in past games, I seem to remember Alex requiring the contestant to provide the first name of the correct response (e.g., Ari) in order to show that he is not simply providing the obvious last name of the notable person mentioned in the clue (e.g., Jackie).
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Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by seaborgium » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:25 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:27 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:20 am
BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:05 am
It's always seemed to me like there's an unwritten rule that last name alone isn't acceptable when the clue references another person of equal or greater fame who shares that last name. That rule wasn't followed in this instance, of course.
I don't consider Ari Onassis to be of equal or greater fame against Jacqueline Kennedy.
That's my point; sorry if I wasn't clear. The clue referenced Jackie Onassis, who is at least as famous as Ari. In similar situations in past games, I seem to remember Alex requiring the contestant to provide the first name of the correct response (e.g., Ari) in order to show that he is not simply providing the obvious last name of the notable person mentioned in the clue (e.g., Jackie).
And clearly I forgot who was in the clue and who was in the response! My new excuse for the writers is that Jackie isn't always referred to as Onassis.

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Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by twelvefootboy » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:05 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:33 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:37 am
I saw this ep a day late. I have no position on the jack-o-lantern clue. [/spoiler]
That's a weak stance, pumpkin
As we say around here: I didn't just fall off of the turnip truck 8-) . I plan to monetize both sides of the great pumpkin vs. jack-o-lantern controversy (british pronunciation con-TRA-ver-see)
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Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Bamaman » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:48 am

1. I was OK with pumpkin being negged.
2. I think Onassis needed a BMS. Everyone knows Jackie’s second husband’s last name. His first name should be required on a trivia contest. I doubt he would be known by many people today if he hadn’t married her.
3. I was actually talking about kettle bells yesterday with Bamaboy on the way to Bamasister-in-law’s house but still missed it.
4. For some dumb reason I said Golden Gate.

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