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Re: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by DBear » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:47 pm

Didn't I hear somewhere that Love Story was being rereleased for its 50th anniversary? :?:
Finnish composer is a Pavlov for Sibelius. :geek:
Had John Adams for FJ, figuring the man didn't want the Veep job. :(

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Post by talkingaway » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:50 pm

I too used sports (specifically, hockey) as my guide for the time zone category. I'm pretty bad at geography besides perhaps cities and borders - throw in a river or a mountain, and I'm lost. But I found all 5 clues pretty easy, which is rare for a geography category. Hockey got me Vegas and Detroit easily - I know I have to stay up really late to watch the Bruins play in Vegas, and I know the entire Eastern Conference is in the Eastern time zone. Sports also helped with Milwaukee - Brewers are slightly late in playing their weekday games, and it's west of Detroit, so it had to be Central. The Forest Jump was a help, not a hindrance - knowing that Central and Pacific had already been used made me more confident that Salt Lake City had to be Mountain. West Virginia is east of Ohio, where I lived, so I knew it had to be Eastern (despite my third grade teacher trying to convince me Ohio was in the Central time zone instead of Eastern when I was getting ready to move at the end of third grade from Boston to Cleveland).

Speaking of hockey, I also got Foo Fighters because there's a picture of NHLer Zdeno Chara with Dave Grohl running around my timeline - Big Z loves grunge, Nirvana, and the Foo Fighters. I probably could have pulled it from the picture of Grohl, but might have had a brain freeze that would stop at "that guy in Nirvana who's not Kurt or Krist".

I also swept DeVito, even if the only thing I can remember from Twins (other than the basic fact that the two are genetically modified twins, with Arnold getting all the good DNA and DeVito being the leftovers) is the way Arnold stopped a car alarm by tilting a car over a certain angle. (They turn off because they think they're getting towed.)

Came close to a rare (for me) triple sweep in J! with crayola, but blanked on Irish for clover = shamrock. I'd probably pull it in DD time. Definitely in FJ! time.

The Marconi DD was easy for me - even if I can't think of Marconi without imagining him playing the mamba and singing "We Built This City" in my head. Didn't know Finnish composer = Sibilius, but I'm here to learn!

Impresario I somehow got. I decided to be aggressive and ring in on a bottom row clue for Coryat purposes - usually not advisable for me, but it seemed "complex" enough to be the right response.

Finally followed my own FJ! advice on keeping it simple. Banker + Washington = Hamilton. Didn't throw away my one shot.

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Re: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by ilcap » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:51 pm

Totally surprised by the reversal on Lech Walesa -- it's a tough name and her pronunciation seems more than close enough to me. Kristyna was robbed!

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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:07 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:35 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:53 pm
I'm not sure about how to present Krystina's incorrect response for the DAY JOB VU $2000 clue.
I heard Lawensa and have updated the Archive accordingly, as this also matches the "flipped syllables" ruling out of the judges.
Thanks Andy and I always appreciate any help possible for getting the day's game as accurate as can be.

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Post by John Boy » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:07 pm

Hugo Z wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:33 pm
Well, that was a hot mess.You know, if Danyelle teamed up with that guy from "Law and Order," they could form a company called "Long-Hyland Ice-T."
I am ever so glad to know I was not the only weird person to make that association. :D

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Post by John Boy » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:14 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:41 pm
Just when I was thinking "oh cool, Kristyna didn't make the usual all-in suicide wager!", here comes Danyelle's nonsensical wager. Somewhere, someone watching at home will think to themselves "if only Kristyna had bet it all!" *sigh*
That. I was just on the verge of saying, "Great! After last night's wagering fiasco I get to see all three make perfect wagers."

Of course that was before Danyelle's was revealed. I wonder what the hell she was even thinking, knowing how many people DO make overly-large wagers from second place, and leaving herself open to be caught from behind in the event that's what happened tonight.

Yeah, I know, her misguided wager didn't cost her the game. As somebody said on this board long ago, you might decide to go from your third-floor apartment to your car on the street by jumping out of the window to the sidewalk way, way, below. And you might even survive. That doesn't make it the right decision. And you can't expect to survive a second such attempt.

What happens tomorrow night? All three bet $0 on FJ?

Please, Lord, give me a chance to go on the show and show how to wager properly!

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Post by Volante » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:31 pm

The trivia gods did their job: anyone who can get Piers Anthony deserves a win. :lol:

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Post by Linear Gnome » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:59 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:07 pm
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:35 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:53 pm
I'm not sure about how to present Krystina's incorrect response for the DAY JOB VU $2000 clue.
I heard Lawensa and have updated the Archive accordingly, as this also matches the "flipped syllables" ruling out of the judges.
Thanks Andy and I always appreciate any help possible for getting the day's game as accurate as can be.
I definitely heard Lawensa that time.

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:41 pm

Coryat: 40,200
48 R/0 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: tintinnabulation, étouffée, Guglielmo Marconi (DD), vista, (Lech Wałęsa), Love Story, alloys, warrens

Growing up in the '80s, Solidarity and its leader were often mentioned on the news. They always seemed to say it "Lech Fluenza," like he was some long-lost cousin of the coronavirus. I was floored when I saw his name in print for the first time.

I hope no one missed their chance to answer "What's Up?"

I figured the $2000 Symphony clue was hinting at the Schubert/Schumann confusion, but I didn't have the guts to ring in. Likewise with impresario.

I was sad that Danyelle got outbuzzed twice on the West Virginia time zone clue.
Hugo Z wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:33 pm
Well, that was a hot mess.You know, if Danyelle teamed up with that guy from "Law and Order," they could form a company called "Long-Hyland Ice-T."
At long last, can we please get that "like" button in here?
Sprinkles are for winners.

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Post by twelvefootboy » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:05 am

After last week's spanking over the Confederate guy I'm going to pick Hamilton for any plausible founding father clue because of that stupid musical
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:07 pm
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:28 pm
Don't hate me, Opus, but I had no idea there was a Penguin in the Batman universe.
It's just as well. He's a troubled individual. It's not like we're proud of him.
Shame on you Opus! Don't forget your raisin'. The Penguin is the most epic of all the Batman arch villains. I don't know if he gets the credit for creating the typecast, but the Burgess Meredith version from the TV show is just an absolute hoot. Danny DeVito did a good turn with it as well.

I'll take these tongue in cheek versions of Batman over any of the new cine noir offerings the last two decades. But, I still say no to Robin, never again :roll:
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Post by BrigadierSolo13 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:30 am

Today's game made me realize I don't know my Kaddish from my kibbutz...

Anyone know where I can study basic Hebrew/Yiddish words used in the show?

Also, I would have definitely responded with "Who is Oswald Cobblepot?" for the Penguin clue, just to flex.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:39 am

BrigadierSolo13 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:30 am
Today's game made me realize I don't know my Kaddish from my kibbutz...

Anyone know where I can study basic Hebrew/Yiddish words used in the show?

Also, I would have definitely responded with "Who is Oswald Cobblepot?" for the Penguin clue, just to flex.
For J! purposes as far as Yiddish/Hebrew do separate searches for their words in the Archive. Not all clues will be relevant, but especially look for categories that fit to get five in one swift play. The repetition will repeat again. As you start to learn some words then you can reinforce it by doing a search for each of the ones that come up a lot such as the two you mention above.

In less than 20 minutes you can be up to speed for what the J! writers like.

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Re: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:28 am

BrigadierSolo13 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:30 am
Also, I would have definitely responded with "Who is Oswald Cobblepot?" for the Penguin clue, just to flex.
You run a risk any time you try getting cute like that. In this case, you're safe. But imagine a clue like "Eartha Kitt, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Halle Berry have all played a character with this name."* You ring in confidently with "Who is Selena Kyle"... only to find out that Halle Berry's catwoman was named Patience Phillips.

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* The category is CHARACTERS IN DC and it shows up again in the DJ round, this time referring to colorful figures in our nation's capital.

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Post by Bamaman » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:47 am

gnash wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:29 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:18 pm
CC says "Walesa" which makes it difficult for the hearing impaired to follow the explanation for the reversal. Here's a replay for those who want to hear it again:

https://youtu.be/8AZ-sX18K9Q
When I was watching, her response sounded correct to me and I was quite upset at the reversal. But re-listening to this recording, the first syllable does sound like a LA rather than a VA.
Same here. Thanks to Opus for posting the video.

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Post by alietr » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:10 am

Nice story about Ms. Ng:

Watching 'Jeopardy!' helped this woman learn English — and now she's a contestant

I'd love to know how she affords to get to 80 countries. Damn.

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Post by Woppy T » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:39 am

Leander wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:34 pm

I found it hard to figure out how she pronounced it too, but It seemed unfair to neg her when they accept “Captain Sully” as an answer.
I didn't like this either. Kind of like when they accept "the Mooch" as a correct response. Accepting nicknames just invites controversy.

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Post by Woof » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:52 pm

Oof! Lots of Lach trash again. I appreciate that contestants are going to the high value clues to try and catch up, but after 3 or 4 straight TSs, maybe go a bit higher up? I don't know if today amounted to a fourth podium victory but it felt that way. When I saw FJ, I predicted a triple get and they didn't disappoint, but oh that wager...

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Post by Bamaman » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:37 pm

Woppy T wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:39 am
Leander wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:34 pm

I found it hard to figure out how she pronounced it too, but It seemed unfair to neg her when they accept “Captain Sully” as an answer.
I didn't like this either. Kind of like when they accept "the Mooch" as a correct response. Accepting nicknames just invites controversy.
I agree as he may not have known his actual name. (Sully could be short for Sullivan). I wonder if they would take Ike for Eisenhower.

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Post by DavidRosen » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:31 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:18 pm
CC says "Walesa" which makes it difficult for the hearing impaired to follow the explanation for the reversal. Here's a replay for those who want to hear it again:

https://youtu.be/8AZ-sX18K9Q

This is why I won't try any fancy pronunciations if I get on the show. I'll pronounce everything phonetically as though it's an English word. I may sound like an idiot. I may get a snotty correction from Alex. But I'll get the points.
I had one where the correct answer was "clapboard," a type of siding for houses. I pronounced it "clabberd" (correctly). Trebek got that what-is-that look on his face, and I re-pronounced it "clap - board," enunciating each syllable as clearly as I could. I wanted to give him the pronunciation he was expecting, correct or not. I didn't want to chance a ruling from the judges.

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Re: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by DavidRosen » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:36 pm

John Boy wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:14 pm
xxaaaxx wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:41 pm
Just when I was thinking "oh cool, Kristyna didn't make the usual all-in suicide wager!", here comes Danyelle's nonsensical wager. Somewhere, someone watching at home will think to themselves "if only Kristyna had bet it all!" *sigh*
That. I was just on the verge of saying, "Great! After last night's wagering fiasco I get to see all three make perfect wagers."

Of course that was before Danyelle's was revealed. I wonder what the hell she was even thinking, knowing how many people DO make overly-large wagers from second place, and leaving herself open to be caught from behind in the event that's what happened tonight.

Yeah, I know, her misguided wager didn't cost her the game. As somebody said on this board long ago, you might decide to go from your third-floor apartment to your car on the street by jumping out of the window to the sidewalk way, way, below. And you might even survive. That doesn't make it the right decision. And you can't expect to survive a second such attempt.

What happens tomorrow night? All three bet $0 on FJ?

Please, Lord, give me a chance to go on the show and show how to wager properly!
I was on the show. I bet properly. Still lost.

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