Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by twelvefootboy » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:52 pm

John Boy wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:09 pm
mahatma wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:31 pm
Count me in for 'right author, wrong novel'. Do I smell a poll question?
Let's see if I got this right. The clue led many of us to The Grapes of Wrath, thus to Steinbeck. It was such an obvious red herring that AT even announced it before the reveal.
Nope, you got it half right. The clue led some of us to The Grapes of Wrath, thus AWAY from Steinbeck. Because, 1952.
The part about an ookie clue, you got right :).
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Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by talkingaway » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:08 am

alietr wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:16 pm
hbomb1947 wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:08 pm
Rackme32 wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:23 pm
Since it hasn't been mentioned thus far in the thread, I must be the only one that had never heard of a "bath bomb".
You aren't.
... and that coming from the HBomb himself! Me neither, BTW.
I'm pretty sure my out-loud answer was "bath salt-bomb". I think the phrase "epsom salt" plus "tub" made me start to say "bath salt", but as soon as I saw "explosive", I did a verbal 180 degree maneuver to "bomb".

Bath bombs do have salts in them - according to Wiki, one of those salts is our recent friend sodium citrate...but it's monosodium citrate, not trisodium citrate, so no NaCHO in the tub!

I've heard of bath bombs, but never seen them. Wouldn't let one near my tub - my favorite scent is "nothing", with "most food that's not burnt and just about ready to be consumed" coming in a close second. Freshly mowed grass smells putrid to me, and those Bath and Body Works shops in the mall to me are the olfactory equivalent of a record store playing the Billboard Top 200. Not each album individually - all 200 albums at once.

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Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:10 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:52 pm
John Boy wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:09 pm
mahatma wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:31 pm
Count me in for 'right author, wrong novel'. Do I smell a poll question?
Let's see if I got this right. The clue led many of us to The Grapes of Wrath, thus to Steinbeck. It was such an obvious red herring that AT even announced it before the reveal.
Nope, you got it half right. The clue led some of us to The Grapes of Wrath, thus AWAY from Steinbeck. Because, 1952.
The part about an ookie clue, you got right :).
totally agree...i don't know much about literature, but i knew that book was written in 1939, so the year in the clue meant it was not grapes of wrath...i know nothing about any of his other books other than the title of his last novel contains a line from a tale of two cities

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Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by davey » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:33 am

CasketRomance wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:10 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:52 pm
John Boy wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:09 pm
mahatma wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:31 pm
Count me in for 'right author, wrong novel'. Do I smell a poll question?
Let's see if I got this right. The clue led many of us to The Grapes of Wrath, thus to Steinbeck. It was such an obvious red herring that AT even announced it before the reveal.
Nope, you got it half right. The clue led some of us to The Grapes of Wrath, thus AWAY from Steinbeck. Because, 1952.
The part about an ookie clue, you got right :).
totally agree...i don't know much about literature, but i knew that book was written in 1939, so the year in the clue meant it was not grapes of wrath...i know nothing about any of his other books other than the title of his last novel contains a line from a tale of two cities
The Winter of Our Discontent? That's not Dickens, dude...

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Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:37 am

davey wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:33 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:10 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:52 pm
John Boy wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:09 pm
mahatma wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:31 pm
Count me in for 'right author, wrong novel'. Do I smell a poll question?
Let's see if I got this right. The clue led many of us to The Grapes of Wrath, thus to Steinbeck. It was such an obvious red herring that AT even announced it before the reveal.
Nope, you got it half right. The clue led some of us to The Grapes of Wrath, thus AWAY from Steinbeck. Because, 1952.
The part about an ookie clue, you got right :).
totally agree...i don't know much about literature, but i knew that book was written in 1939, so the year in the clue meant it was not grapes of wrath...i know nothing about any of his other books other than the title of his last novel contains a line from a tale of two cities
The Winter of Our Discontent? That's not Dickens, dude...

i stand corrected...from a billy shake offering...knew it was some lame british crap

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Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by floridagator » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:42 pm

Judges, could I get away with exodus for exile?
I'd rather cuddle then have sex. If you're into grammar, you'll understand.

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Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by econgator » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:05 pm

floridagator wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:42 pm
Judges, could I get away with exodus for exile?
Asked and answered above (spoiler: no).

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Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by seaborgium » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:29 pm

econgator wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:05 pm
floridagator wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:42 pm
Judges, could I get away with exodus for exile?
Asked and answered above (spoiler: no).
I was going to say the same thing, but when I searched the thread for "exodus" it only turned up floridagator's post.

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Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by OrangeSAM » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:48 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:29 pm
econgator wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:05 pm
floridagator wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:42 pm
Judges, could I get away with exodus for exile?
Asked and answered above (spoiler: no).
I was going to say the same thing, but when I searched the thread for "exodus" it only turned up floridagator's post.
It's in Friday's thread.
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Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by John Boy » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:32 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:40 pm
Similar to the DNA/double helix issue, I responded "trisomy" to THE SYNDROME SYNDROME for $800. "A person born with the most common type of this condition has an extra copy of chromosome 21 in each cell" For my response to be correct, trisomy 21 would have to be the most common trisomy, which can be debated.
Trisomy 21 is definitely a correct term for the condition that leads to Down Syndrome, but I think (based on the category name) they were looking for a response that contains the word "syndrome." And I hate it when people get negged for knowing way more than the clue calls for, but my guess is you would be counted wrong.

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Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by John Boy » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:34 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:10 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:52 pm
John Boy wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:09 pm
mahatma wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:31 pm
Count me in for 'right author, wrong novel'. Do I smell a poll question?
Let's see if I got this right. The clue led many of us to The Grapes of Wrath, thus to Steinbeck. It was such an obvious red herring that AT even announced it before the reveal.
Nope, you got it half right. The clue led some of us to The Grapes of Wrath, thus AWAY from Steinbeck. Because, 1952.
The part about an ookie clue, you got right :).
totally agree...i don't know much about literature, but i knew that book was written in 1939, so the year in the clue meant it was not grapes of wrath...i know nothing about any of his other books other than the title of his last novel contains a line from a tale of two cities
I knew of course that the book was SET in the 1030s but could not have guessed the date of publication. So I learned something today.

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Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Volante » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:00 pm

John Boy wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:32 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:40 pm
Similar to the DNA/double helix issue, I responded "trisomy" to THE SYNDROME SYNDROME for $800. "A person born with the most common type of this condition has an extra copy of chromosome 21 in each cell" For my response to be correct, trisomy 21 would have to be the most common trisomy, which can be debated.
Trisomy 21 is definitely a correct term for the condition that leads to Down Syndrome, but I think (based on the category name) they were looking for a response that contains the word "syndrome." And I hate it when people get negged for knowing way more than the clue calls for, but my guess is you would be counted wrong.
Syndrome wasn't in quotes, so as long as it fits the clue it should be accepted and it sounds like trisomy 21 does.

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Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:05 pm

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Count another one in the "figured it was Steinbeck; had no idea on the novel" tally. I figured it was too late for The Grapes of Wrath, but East of Eden was not one of the several titles that flashed through my mind.
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Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:28 pm
"Blah Blah Blah Cascades" = NOT Washington = OMG MASSIVE MASSIVE NEGBAIT.
It's almost as if that "blah blah blah" part is important sometimes. Like when it includes "southern end."
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Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:10 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:05 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:28 pm
"Blah Blah Blah Cascades" = NOT Washington = OMG MASSIVE MASSIVE NEGBAIT.
It's almost as if that "blah blah blah" part is important sometimes. Like when it includes "southern end."
Tune out the blah blah blah = get misled and give a wrong answer

Pay attention to the blah blah blah = get bogged down with information overload and lose track of the clue

Can't I just get a happy medium?
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