Thursday, March 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Re: Thursday, March 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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On FJ, I didn’t know the Philippines had a representative in the House, but I knew they were a territory during WW2 and became independent soon after the war’s end, so that’s what I wrote down.

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Sad for me to see the clue about the Brooklyn Academy of Music, since that was one of the last venues where I attended a performance before that became impossible... :cry:
For FJ, it wasn't much of a leap or a revelation that the Philippines once was "represented" in Congress, just like (per Wikipedia) "the federal district of Washington D.C...Puerto Rico, and...each of the other four permanently inhabited US territories: American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the US Virgin Islands" are today - all nonvoting, of course!
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I never thought about the Philippines. Had I thought of it, I probably would have rejected it as I never knew this bit of history. As I really didn't have a good answer, my wild guess was US Virgin Islands.

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davey wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:54 am
Sad for me to see the clue about the Brooklyn Academy of Music, since that was one of the last venues where I attended a performance before that became impossible... :cry:
Me too! I grew up in East Flatbush and we took school trips to BAM, although we called it by it's full name back in the day. My brother works events at BAM, or at least he did. I shouted that answer!

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In retrospect I find that I have some vague knowledge of the Philippines once being a US territory but it was nowhere to be seen while the think music played.

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Re: Thursday, March 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:20 am
I think Aaron got the trifecta for the "al fresca" response, which was negged for being wrong on 3 levels - that's gotta be an achievement! 1) wrong language = wrong answer 2) wrong vowel ending 3) not in form of question. Tough day, didn't seem to be nerves, it just goes that some days you get the bear and some days the bear gets you :D .
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Thursday, March 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Last night's clue ("Now stepping to the collection plate & leading mass in 2008 at Yankee Stadium, this pope, No. XVI, this pope") under the category Hear Here, New York was very clever as it mimicked the late Bob Sheppard.

Sheppard was the long-time announcer at Yankee Stadium (1951-2007). His typical call was: "Now batting for the New York Yankees, the shortstop, number 2, Derek Jeter, number 2."

This intro (taped version) for Jeter continued to be played at Yankee Stadium long after Sheppard's retirement, and indeed, for four years after Sheppard's death (2010) until Jeter's retirement in 2014.

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I couldn't come up with en plein air, instead went with a l'exterieur - technically correct, though probably too generic to qualify as a term of art. Wonder how the judges would have ruled.

Note to self: The Oder is a river in Central Europe and Poland's third-longest river after the Vistula and Warta.

Austria-Hungary seemed like a gimme for that Olympics DD. Apparently not

I just don't understand how some players can forget to phrase their response in the form of a question, even under the lights

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:15 am
The Rick Grimes clue made me laugh since there was an Andrea, Michonne and Aaron playing in the game. It was appropriate that Michonne knew the actor's name and Michonne did not need a katana today to get the lock.
Haha, I made the Michonne / Rick connection but forgot about the other 2 ;)

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Jasper wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:08 pm
Last night's clue ("Now stepping to the collection plate & leading mass in 2008 at Yankee Stadium, this pope, No. XVI, this pope") under the category Hear Here, New York was very clever as it mimicked the late Bob Sheppard.

Sheppard was the long-time announcer at Yankee Stadium (1951-2007). His typical call was: "Now batting for the New York Yankees, the shortstop, number 2, Derek Jeter, number 2."

This intro (taped version) for Jeter continued to be played at Yankee Stadium long after Sheppard's retirement, and indeed, for four years after Sheppard's death (2010) until Jeter's retirement in 2014.
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morbeedo wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:38 pm

Note to self: The Oder is a river in Central Europe and Poland's third-longest river after the Vistula and Warta.

I just don't understand how some players can forget to phrase their response in the form of a question, even under the lights
The Oder is also Poland's most famous river when it comes to crossword puzzles.

The converse of Jeopardy players forgetting to phrase is contestants on other game shows phrasing their answers in the form of a question, which the producers of those other shows greatly dislike.
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