Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Re: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by talkingaway » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:05 pm

A true case of "just write something down and hopes it sticks" in FJ! for me. Avatar....seems sanskritish to me. I always thought of avatars as -A-scending to a higher plane, not -DE-scending, but that just may be from playing Ultima games on my old PC in the 90s. (Truth, love, and courage, anyone?) I wrote it and spent 25 seconds second-guessing myself for no good reason. Even the "major movie" didn't make me fist-pump, since I wasn't confident in my answer at all.

Of note: Alex give an incorrect answer for 12-letter clues. He said "a hippo". That's five letters. Hippopotamus would be required to fit the category.

Pre-called Lin-Manuel and Lambert in the "Miranda" category, but did NOT expect a Moana clue.

I'm so old that I got Colt 45...but not from Snoop Dogg, but from the old Billy Dee Williams commercials.

My sixth grade history teacher had this thing about calling us "budding cartographers" when we were working with maps. She was weird.

Knew 4 out of 5 of the movies in the "adaptations" category fairly well, but 0 of 5 of the authors/screenwriters.


mungar wrote:
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Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:14 am
I suspect that contestant Alex is a ham radio operator, because her unusual bet of 1312, which host Alex even called unusual, left her with $88 after missing the extremely easy answer of Buenos Aires. 8 8 is the ham radio code for love and kisses, and especially affectionate way of signing off.

Error in clue: American Pharoah [sic] winning the Triple Crown in 2015 ended a 36 year drought, not a 37-year one. The drought did not begin in 1978 when Affirmed won the Triple Crown. It began the next year when the horse didn't.
so you are going on the assumption that she chose that number of 1312 in the event she gets it wrong so she could have 88? seems like she would have to be thinking negatively...why not think 2712 had some meaning for her? and why ham radio if she did intend for 88 to be significant? maybe she is a mario lemieux fan or dale earnhardt jr fan
Lemieux was 66. Maybe she was an Eric Lindros fan though :lol:
Ellen from Stoneham, Mass was probably happy with the 88 - go Pasta, 25 goals in 27 games! (Sorry about last night, Ontario...)

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Re: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:26 pm

talkingaway wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:05 pm
I'm so old that I got Colt 45...but not from Snoop Dogg, but from the old Billy Dee Williams commercials.
I negged with Rocket Fuel.

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Re: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Peter the accountant » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:56 am

A rather ugly FJ for me. Came up with several wrong answers. Incarnation? No - Christian undertones, plus the carne in the middle is latin. Corporeal? More latin in corpus. Condescend? Probably not - too similar to descend in the clue. Never thought about the word avatar having a meaning other than those pictures next to your name on web sites. Ended up going with corporeal just to have something.

I'm also really slow catching up. KABC broadcast all of the week's episodes a day late - not that it matters much to me since I record them. But they also skipped a day in the week prior, so I put off some watching hoping it would be shown on a Saturday, where they usually air an older episode. Perhaps they did and my recording just missed it.
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Re: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by trainman » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:16 pm

Peter the accountant wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:56 am
I'm also really slow catching up. KABC broadcast all of the week's episodes a day late - not that it matters much to me since I record them. But they also skipped a day in the week prior, so I put off some watching hoping it would be shown on a Saturday, where they usually air an older episode. Perhaps they did and my recording just missed it.
KABC did air a new episode on Saturday the 23rd, but due to a college football game running long, it was "joined in progress" at about the beginning of DJ!.

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Re: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by morbeedo » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:13 pm

I would have sailed to victory in this game! I can only imagine what hell-boards await when I get The Call

Whenever there’s a X-letter words category, Alex is careful to reassure us that “it sounds tougher than it is.” On the MI clue, I had self-destruct immediately but calculated that the sum of letters fell far short of 12 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (still baffled by this!)

And I ran, I ran Oscar Winning Adapted Screenplays!

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