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 econgator » 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.

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

Post by mas3cf » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:31 am

CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:32 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:26 pm
It can mean to measure body heat but idiomatically, it means to survey the attitudes of a group of people
I have literally never heard "take temperature" in the "survey the attitudes" context mentioned in this clue. Was this unfamiliar to anyone else too?
you sure do love the word "literally"...why do millennials use that word so much?
Literally every word they say is 'literally.'

Uh, I mean... Literally literally literally literally literally literally 'literally '

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

Post by threearruda » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:56 am

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!
Here, here! You got stuck next to two good players, no shame in that. Congrats on getting onstage, and salvaging second place at the end.

Major props to Beth for a strong game and taking down a very good champ. I was afraid Elise would eventually lose despite a higher Coryat, but at least she missed FJ so that eases the sting a bit. I figured out "LEVI" but then spent the rest of the time trying to swat away tech companies like some of you (and Elise).
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Re: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by alietr » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:33 am

It always amused me when I was in Argentina that any time you saw a map of the country, it not only had the Falklands (known there as the Malvinas Islands) but their claimed slice of Antarctica as well.
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Hello everyone. Can you only discuss the show or can you talk about other topics? I see that there are no other topics.
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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!
He did indeed. I hope you had fun nonetheless. Sometimes it's just not in the cards.

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

Post by billiej » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:10 am

morbeedo wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:12 pm
I said “take the pulse” (for temperature) - which clearly doesn’t fit, then said “hard pill to swallow” - which seems just as good as bitter pill or even jagged little pill
I also said hard pill to swallow. For the first one, I said temp check. I'm counting it. :lol:

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

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:09 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.
+1

In addition to watching it I had also posted about it in the 2018 current events thread. It was the kind of blank where I'm not even sure after 30 minutes I could have recalled it. No chance in five seconds. I'm glad it was not LL as it would have tortured me until I did get it.

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

Post by davey » 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...

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

Post by John Boy » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:41 am

squarekara wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:50 pm
Hugo Z wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:15 am
Any three-time champ on this show deserves respect, but you have to admit, it takes a special kind of talent to blow that FJ.
Hey, we've seen Elise exhibit both J! skill AND fashion sense. This FJ was not a gimme.
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.

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

Post by John Boy » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:45 am

talkingaway wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:50 pm

Medical idioms just seemed to stump me for absolutely no good reason. Even the ones I knew I somehow managed to screw up, like "bitter medicine" instead of "bitter pill".

I also agree that the "if it were an action movie" category was...uh...one that shouldn't be repeated.
"Amen, brother!" on the "action movie" category. That was truly awful.

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."

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

Post by Hugo Z » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:23 am

Not seeing how "jeans" would lead a contestant to Uber.

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

Post by talkingaway » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:28 am

Hugo Z wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:23 am
Not seeing how "jeans" would lead a contestant to Uber.
Tech companies have a reputation for being aggressively casual. You either play it as a “no tricks” FJ! clue, or search for a hidden meaning. Although I’d think a reply of GOOG or FB would be more aligned with casual attire - but those are obviously not recent IPOs (and, for FB, not four letters).

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

Post by econgator » 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?

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

Post by alietr » 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.

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

Post by Woof » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:02 pm

talkingaway wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:28 am
Hugo Z wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:23 am
Not seeing how "jeans" would lead a contestant to Uber.
Tech companies have a reputation for being aggressively casual. You either play it as a “no tricks” FJ! clue, or search for a hidden meaning. Although I’d think a reply of GOOG or FB would be more aligned with casual attire - but those are obviously not recent IPOs (and, for FB, not four letters).
This is exactly the logic that Elise described herself using in a post on the LL forum.

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

Post by xabe » 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"?

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

Post by This Is Kirk! » 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...

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

Post by xabe » 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.

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

Post by Hugo Z » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:37 pm

I'm guessing that if you stopped people on the street and asked them to name five tech companies, you'd be waiting a long time before you heard someone say "uber."

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

Post by econgator » 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.

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

Post by alietr » 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."

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