Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Re: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Bamaman » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:00 pm

Alex seemed to pause a bit after the player said White Sox. So maybe Black Sox was the expected response and White Sox caught him by surprise.

Obviously, they had to take Chicago White Sox but I wouldn’t have had a problem with them taking Black Sox.

I was wondering about this in relation to our discussion on nicknames in the other thread.

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Re: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by twelvefootboy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:31 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:00 pm
Alex seemed to pause a bit after the player said White Sox. So maybe Black Sox was the expected response and White Sox caught him by surprise.

Obviously, they had to take Chicago White Sox but I wouldn’t have had a problem with them taking Black Sox.

I was wondering about this in relation to our discussion on nicknames in the other thread.
I thought this clue had a nice Easter egg in it by reminding me that the players were ACQUITTED, yet still got the heave-ho.

So far, only Josh and myself chose the best guess based on the structure of the clue. Western Hemisphere, OK, obscure poet name and factoid, check, now how do we get to ONE of many possible choices? The name COULD be Portuguese, and Alex didn't trill the double-r heavily, so maybe that is the separator from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, etc.. Sigh! I should have just stuck with Meryl Streep :(.

Congrats, Josh, on your brief run. We was robbed :).
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Re: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by goongas » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:19 pm

We obviously weren't supposed to recognize the author or his work.
Martin Fierro was a favorite of my Spanish teacher who is from Argentina, and we studied it, so I knew it instantly...Nightmares...

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Re: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by seaborgium » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:56 am

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600: What prosthetic limb was invented by Hanger?
$600: That seemed like a coinflip on arm/leg, and I stayed clam rather than pick the wrong one because I know that I always pick wrong on coinflips.
The clue said that today's prostheses are still based on the one Hanger invented, and I figured that since prosthetic arms have made great advances in the last 30 years or so, it was less likely to be an arm. By and large, an arm requires a hand and its necessary complexities to be functional, whereas a leg basically just has to reach the ground to do what most people do with their legs.

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Re: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by OrangeSAM » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:59 am

talkingaway wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:51 pm

I wasn't going to say this, and it's probably a case of "all bald people look alike" when they really don't, but the Doctor Who clue made me think that Josh looks a little bit like a much younger version of Nardole from the show.

Score one in my "I learned it on J! this season" column for Don Giovanni. Had to take a detour to Don Juan, but quickly translated it to Italian.

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:08 am

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LT: Gulf of Aden; desert; boiling; radiation; Cher; John Hinckley, Jr.; Rachael & Leah; Elijah

I wish I had never seen that Opera Zingers category. I matched the contestants' negs on $400 and $1200 and gave the Spanish rather than the Italian name of the famous lover on the $800 clue.

Language pro-tip: in Portuguese (particularly Brazilian Portuguese), "ti" is pronounced as "chee" and "rr" is pronounced like our H, so Martín Fierro would be pronounced mar-CHEEN fee-EH-ho. Not that Alex would necessarily pronounce it correctly, but he tends to do his best on foreign words and names.
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Re: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:55 am

seaborgium wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:56 am
The clue said that today's prostheses are still based on the one Hanger invented, and I figured that since prosthetic arms have made great advances in the last 30 years or so, it was less likely to be an arm. By and large, an arm requires a hand and its necessary complexities to be functional, whereas a leg basically just has to reach the ground to do what most people do with their legs.
Number one, insert mbclev/wooden leg joke here.

Number two, I admit that my ability to "think outside the clue" like this is still lacking.

Also, how the hell did my mom get this FJ! right?!
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Re: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Hugo Z » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:10 am

"Hanger" made it too easy for me since there's a Hanger clinic about a mile from where I live, and I know someone who goes there now and then.

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Re: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by alietr » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:00 am

While Argentina was the most obvious answer, there are cowboy traditions in many Latin American countries -- Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Chile ...

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:00 pm

I didn't know that "gaucho" referred to anything specific. I thought it was just another word for "cowboy" since Spanish has two words for everything (cf. pared/muro).
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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:14 pm

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Re: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by ParrotRob » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:46 pm

talkingaway wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:51 pm
I wasn't going to say this, and it's probably a case of "all bald people look alike" when they really don't
You can say it, we kind of do.
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Re: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:30 pm

ParrotRob wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:46 pm
talkingaway wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:51 pm
I wasn't going to say this, and it's probably a case of "all bald people look alike" when they really don't
You can say it, we kind of do.
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Re: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by trainman » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:51 am

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I have seen zero total episodes of those TV shows.
I have seen every episode of "Fargo" ($600), "Riverdale" ($800), and "Westworld" ($1,000). I have seen every episode of the current incarnation of "Doctor Who" ($400), i.e., since it returned in 2005. I have seen zero episodes of "This Is Us" ($200).

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Re: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by ParrotRob » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:39 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:30 pm
ParrotRob wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:46 pm
talkingaway wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:51 pm
I wasn't going to say this, and it's probably a case of "all bald people look alike" when they really don't
You can say it, we kind of do.
Which one are you again?
The bald one. You know.
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Re: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by cf1140 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:21 pm

damn Rebel Yell had a whole bunch of hits in the archive and I never heard of it.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:51 pm

cf1140 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:21 pm
damn Rebel Yell had a whole bunch of hits in the archive and I never heard of it.
I've heard of the term, but didn't know its exact history.
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Post by opusthepenguin » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:41 pm

cf1140 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:21 pm
damn Rebel Yell had a whole bunch of hits in the archive and I never heard of it.
I've heard of it but it never occurred to me. The clue said it was possibly derived from fox hunting. So my mind went to "tally ho" and I guessed "alley oop".

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Post by reddpen » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:38 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:41 pm
cf1140 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:21 pm
damn Rebel Yell had a whole bunch of hits in the archive and I never heard of it.
I've heard of it but it never occurred to me. The clue said it was possibly derived from fox hunting.
Sure I'm stereotyping here, but I doubt there was a ton of crossover between fox hunters and actual front-line, hollering Confederate soldiers... or maybe my impression of fox hunting leans too much on Downton Abbey.
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Re: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:57 pm

reddpen wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:38 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:41 pm
cf1140 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:21 pm
damn Rebel Yell had a whole bunch of hits in the archive and I never heard of it.
I've heard of it but it never occurred to me. The clue said it was possibly derived from fox hunting.
Sure I'm stereotyping here, but I doubt there was a ton of crossover between fox hunters and actual front-line, hollering Confederate soldiers... or maybe my impression of fox hunting leans too much on Downton Abbey.
I just learned today that fox hunters from England (where the sport is now illegal) come to Tennessee to pursue their passion. They say the look and feel of the terrain and the stately manor homes is quite similar. The homes, they allow, are more "Roman" looking and have too many columns. I haven't researched any of this, but that's what I just heard.

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