Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Re: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Golf » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:10 pm

Hugo Z wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:23 am
Not seeing how "jeans" would lead a contestant to Uber.
Much better than leaving it blank.

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Re: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by AFRET CMS » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:29 pm

John Boy wrote:
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Amen. She won't become a super-champ or make it to the ToC, but IMHO she was both a very competent player and a pleasure to watch. Congrats, dear lady, and sorry to see you go.
Darn -- the "like" button is still missing. Very much enjoyed watching Elise's episodes.
I'm not the defending Jeopardy! champion. But I have played one on TV.

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Re: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by AFRET CMS » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:31 pm

xabe wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:29 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:18 pm
xabe wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:03 pm
I know it's a stretch, but, thoughts on "pommel" for "An 8-letter Olympic game of horse"?
Um, "pommel" is six letters...
Wow, good point! I was so focused on the double letters in the middle that I glossed right over that.
"Ppommell," on the other hand.....
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Re: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:34 pm

AFRET CMS wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:31 pm
xabe wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:29 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:18 pm
xabe wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:03 pm
I know it's a stretch, but, thoughts on "pommel" for "An 8-letter Olympic game of horse"?
Um, "pommel" is six letters...
Wow, good point! I was so focused on the double letters in the middle that I glossed right over that.
"Ppommell," on the other hand.....
Ah, yes, the Welsh spelling.

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Re: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by xabe » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:39 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:34 pm
AFRET CMS wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:31 pm
xabe wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:29 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:18 pm
xabe wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:03 pm
I know it's a stretch, but, thoughts on "pommel" for "An 8-letter Olympic game of horse"?
Um, "pommel" is six letters...
Wow, good point! I was so focused on the double letters in the middle that I glossed right over that.
"Ppommell," on the other hand.....
Ah, yes, the Welsh spelling.
I did say it was a stretch!

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Re: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by davey » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:02 pm

alietr wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:00 pm
econgator wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:41 pm
alietr wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:59 am
econgator wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:45 am
talkingaway wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:28 am
Tech companies have a reputation for being aggressively casual.
How is Uber a tech company?
Well, let's see ... they don't own any cars ... they don't directly employ any drivers ... they have an app, and that's it from the corporate standpoint.
It's still just a transportation company.
The name of the company is Uber Technologies, Inc. They describe themselves as "The foundation of our platform is our massive network, leading technology, operational excellence, and product expertise. Together, these elements power movement from point A to point B."
No wonder they're struggling...Most people need to go farther than one letter!

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Re: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by cthulhu » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:52 pm

davey wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:19 am
econgator wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:48 am
BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:19 am
NHO The Alienist. Turns out it was adapted into a limited series on TNT in 2018, but there are so many of those these days that it's hard to keep up.
And it was a very good show, too.

Sadly, I couldn't pull up the name in time.
The book is better. And I had trouble remembering the name of it, too...(19th C. for psychiatrist...!?) Got it at home... ;) maybe not in the studio...
Agree the book is better; read it when it first came out and was instaget for me. The follow up is pretty good and would make a decent miniseries if the first one did well enough to warrant a sequel.

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Re: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by True North » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:00 pm

Coryat: $34,600 (42R, 1W)
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Amelie

Sorry to see Elise go, but very happy for Beth, she played a terrific game.

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Re: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by davey » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:18 pm

cthulhu wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:52 pm
davey wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:19 am
econgator wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:48 am
BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:19 am
NHO The Alienist. Turns out it was adapted into a limited series on TNT in 2018, but there are so many of those these days that it's hard to keep up.
And it was a very good show, too.

Sadly, I couldn't pull up the name in time.
The book is better. And I had trouble remembering the name of it, too...(19th C. for psychiatrist...!?) Got it at home... ;) maybe not in the studio...
Agree the book is better; read it when it first came out and was instaget for me. The follow up is pretty good and would make a decent miniseries if the first one did well enough to warrant a sequel.
TNT announced at today's upfront presentation [May 15] that the second season of The Alienist will begin filming next week with a planned release date for 2020.
https://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/the-ali ... -cast-news

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Re: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:27 pm

Stp29 wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:06 pm
Can we just comment how good Stephen looked getting so badly smoked?
Sincerely,
Stephen

Congrats Beth!
I've honestly never seen you look better!

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Re: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:29 pm

John Boy wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:45 am
On the other hand, I use my own idiosyncratic medical idioms. I'll tell people "so-and-so was indeed a bitter pill to swallow, but that's probably because it's a suppository."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITm5ZXF_OM0

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Re: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:33 pm

xabe wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:39 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:34 pm
AFRET CMS wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:31 pm
xabe wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:29 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:18 pm


Um, "pommel" is six letters...
Wow, good point! I was so focused on the double letters in the middle that I glossed right over that.
"Ppommell," on the other hand.....
Ah, yes, the Welsh spelling.
I did say it was a stretch!
I hate getting here late and finding all the good jokes have been made.

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Re: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by twelvefootboy » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:37 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:33 pm
xabe wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:39 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:34 pm
AFRET CMS wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:31 pm
xabe wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:29 pm


Wow, good point! I was so focused on the double letters in the middle that I glossed right over that.
"Ppommell," on the other hand.....
Ah, yes, the Welsh spelling.
I did say it was a stretch!
I hate getting here late and finding all the good jokes have been made.
There's still room for your jokes!
(parse that one, penguin :evil: )

Watched the show just now. Faithfully read every post and agree with "Uber" as a cromulent guess. Luckily, I bailed to Levi, even though the Gold Rush was 1849, and what happened to poor Mr. Strauss?

Another wrinkle for me was the "four" letters. TIL that the NYSE expanded symbols from one, two, or three letters in 2009. If it hadn't been in the clue, I would have Wagged LSI or something. Oh, and they have a dress code on the trading floor? SMH.

We will miss you, Elise. But I get to go to fourth grade now!
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Re: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Volante » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:56 am

alietr wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:00 pm
econgator wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:41 pm
alietr wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:59 am
econgator wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:45 am
talkingaway wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:28 am
Tech companies have a reputation for being aggressively casual.
How is Uber a tech company?
Well, let's see ... they don't own any cars ... they don't directly employ any drivers ... they have an app, and that's it from the corporate standpoint.
It's still just a transportation company.
The name of the company is Uber Technologies, Inc. They describe themselves as "The foundation of our platform is our massive network, leading technology, operational excellence, and product expertise. Together, these elements power movement from point A to point B."
Well, that's what Uber's lawyers say...unfortunately for them, the courts have been of a different mind...

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