Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Re: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Lefty » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:12 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
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never knew that sherman dude made it out of the civil war alive...thought he died when he went to the sea
He stopped when he got to the water.
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Re: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by talkingaway » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:49 pm

I will agree that the math question for $1000 was tough - but obtuse isn't going to cut it, either. Alex is going to "Oh, sorry" you.

Scalene triangle: Three acute angles.
Right triangle: One right angle.
Obtuse triangle: One obtuse angle.
Oblique triangle: NOT a right triangle. That is to say, EITHER scalene OR obtuse.

I was part of my state's math team in high school that traveled to compete in a national competition. I was a chem major in college, and as such had already taken a full year of calc in high school, and took a full year of multivariable calc/linear algebra afterwards, plus a full year of logic. In short, I'm a math nerd.

I have -never- heard of an oblique triangle until tonight. Honestly, it seems like a silly term to me. There are reasons you may need to specify acute/right/obtuse - for example, "solving" an acute triangle with trig always gives you exactly one answer, while sometimes solving an obtuse triangle can give you two different answers. But I can't think of a reason you'd never need to specify "non-right triangle", or "oblique triangle". I mean, maybe when introducing the Law of Cosines, saying, "This is like the Pythagorean Theorem, but for oblique triangles".

Plus, "oblique" fits better with "indirect reference" than "obtuse"...

Enough math. They snuck in two basic "what is the capital of..." geography questions in LONG clues. Honestly, I knew Harrisburg, but I was too tired after slogging through that clue.

Put me down for knowing Lot, knowing that Lot had a wife who looked back on Sodom and Gomorrah and turned into a pillar of salt...but blanking because I thought she had some kind of name.

I said "military" instead of "soliders" for the thrid amendment - close enough? Is there a nuance that I'm missing?

Complete blank on FJ! despite having lived in Atlanta for 6 years during high school. My excuse? All the history books were burned down.

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Re: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:04 am

Anyone else think Elise looks a little like a young Susan Sarandon?

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Re: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by silverpie » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:05 am

No, the term for three acute angles is an acute triangle. Scalene means that the three sides (therefore also the three angles) are all different. The two trios are acute/right/obtuse and scalene/isosceles/equilateral. Scalene and isosceles triangles can be acute, right, or obtuse (equilateral has to be acute).

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Re: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Category 13 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:18 am

Vowela wrote: For the one clue, I spent so long trying to remember Lot's wife's name that I didn't remember her name wasn't known :oops:.
talkingaway wrote: Put me down for knowing Lot, knowing that Lot had a wife who looked back on Sodom and Gomorrah and turned into a pillar of salt...but blanking because I thought she had some kind of name.
Same thing happened to me.
Maybe this should be a poll question?

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Re: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by talkingaway » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:53 am

silverpie wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:05 am
No, the term for three acute angles is an acute triangle. Scalene means that the three sides (therefore also the three angles) are all different. The two trios are acute/right/obtuse and scalene/isosceles/equilateral. Scalene and isosceles triangles can be acute, right, or obtuse (equilateral has to be acute).
Oops my bad. Mental blow up there - I knew scalene referred to sides, and acute to 3 acute angles. You’re totally right.

One other triangle term that’s not used often, but I actually have heard: equiangular. Equilateral literally means “equal length”, so by definition it means all three sides are equal. Equiangular means all three angles are equal. In a triangle, the two are equivalent - if you’re a equilateral triangle, you’re also equiangular, and vice versa.

Not true for more than three sides - an equiangular 4-sided figure (quadrilateral) is a rectangle. An equilateral one is a rhombus. You can have one without the other - and the intersection is a “regular” quadrilateral...or, a square.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:20 am

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Re: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:21 am

Lefty wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:12 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:49 pm
never knew that sherman dude made it out of the civil war alive...thought he died when he went to the sea
He stopped when he got to the water.
pretty smart of him

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Re: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by floridagator » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:18 am

talkingaway wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:49 pm

I said "military" instead of "soliders" for the thrid amendment - close enough? Is there a nuance that I'm missing?
I think they'd have to give it to you.

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Re: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Woppy T » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:29 am

Category 13 wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:18 am
Vowela wrote: For the one clue, I spent so long trying to remember Lot's wife's name that I didn't remember her name wasn't known :oops:.
talkingaway wrote: Put me down for knowing Lot, knowing that Lot had a wife who looked back on Sodom and Gomorrah and turned into a pillar of salt...but blanking because I thought she had some kind of name.
Same thing happened to me.
Maybe this should be a poll question?
I, for one, have never turned into a pillar of salt.

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Re: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Foretopman » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:13 am

talkingaway wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:53 am
Equilateral literally means “equal length”
Sometimes I can't help being pedantic. I think the literal meaning of equilateral is "equal sides". You probably know that, and simply mis-spoke (mis-typed?)

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Re: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Sherm » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:18 pm

I got FJ right, but I just like the name.

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Re: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:18 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:04 am
Anyone else think Elise looks a little like a young Susan Sarandon?
i see a female buzzy cohen when i look at her

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Post by Volante » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:37 pm

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Grilled cheese gets paired with tomato soup, huh? I'm not a fan of either food, so this was utterly unfamiliar to me. Odd when $200 is my only miss in a category.

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Re: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:04 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:43 pm
Grilled cheese gets paired with tomato soup, huh? I'm not a fan of either food, so this was utterly unfamiliar to me. Odd when $200 is my only miss in a category.

All but "cupholder" in "Hold" it.

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Re: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:06 pm

Volante wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:37 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:43 pm
Grilled cheese gets paired with tomato soup, huh? I'm not a fan of either food, so this was utterly unfamiliar to me. Odd when $200 is my only miss in a category.

They're real and they're spectacular.
Those Lay's chips are always so bland and never taste remotely like what they claim to. They just taste like potato to me. They need to up the seasoning game by like six fold.

Still doesn't matter since I will never eat grilled cheese unless you make it with some real cheddar or go esoteric with something like, I dunno, smoked gouda. Because I prefer my cheese not to taste or feel like an entire box of melted Crayolas.
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Re: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:18 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:06 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:37 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:43 pm
Grilled cheese gets paired with tomato soup, huh? I'm not a fan of either food, so this was utterly unfamiliar to me. Odd when $200 is my only miss in a category.

They're real and they're spectacular.
Those Lay's chips are always so bland and never taste remotely like what they claim to. They just taste like potato to me. They need to up the seasoning game by like six fold.

Still doesn't matter since I will never eat grilled cheese unless you make it with some real cheddar or go esoteric with something like, I dunno, smoked gouda. Because I prefer my cheese not to taste or feel like an entire box of melted Crayolas.
bacon lays are the best lays chips produced, but for some reason they refuse to sell them in usa...i basically lived on them when i lived in russia...best chip ever

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Re: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Volante » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:20 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:06 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:37 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:43 pm
Grilled cheese gets paired with tomato soup, huh? I'm not a fan of either food, so this was utterly unfamiliar to me. Odd when $200 is my only miss in a category.
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They're real and they're spectacular.
Those Lay's chips are always so bland and never taste remotely like what they claim to. They just taste like potato to me. They need to up the seasoning game by like six fold.

Still doesn't matter since I will never eat grilled cheese unless you make it with some real cheddar or go esoteric with something like, I dunno, smoked gouda. Because I prefer my cheese not to taste or feel like an entire box of melted Crayolas.
Somehow the Lay's flavor that you didn't even know was a thing is too bland and doesn't taste remotely like what it claims to...

Kaaaaaaaay.

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Re: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:35 pm

Volante wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:20 pm
Somehow the Lay's flavor that you didn't even know was a thing is too bland and doesn't taste remotely like what it claims to...

Kaaaaaaaay.
Obviously I didn't mean this flavor per se. I clearly said "Those Lay's chips", as in all of the 847 varieties they have that are supposed to taste like something, anything. Cheesy garlic bread? Ketchup? Pizza? Stroopwafel? Pad Thai? Human blood? Literally every single Lay's "flavored" chip I've ever had in my life has tasted like potato that was once in the same area code as a single grain of seasoning.
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