Fourth Podium Poll for 6/11/2020

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Which of these triple stumpers did you get?

$800 AMERICAN LITERATURE: 4 Chinese women meet regularly to play Mah-jongg & to talk about life & their children in this 1989 Amy Tan novel
74
87%
$400 "THAN" WORDS: "Beowulf" features several of these feudal warriors who serve their liege
37
44%
$800 "THAN" WORDS: In Greek mythology this 8-letter figure is the personification of death (Jennifer: What is Thanos?)
53
62%
$600 TV CATCHPHRASES BY SHOW: "Bazinga!"
77
91%
$800 TV CATCHPHRASES BY SHOW: "Nanu-nanu" (Jennifer: What is Star Trek?) (Iman: What is ALF?)
82
96%
$1000 TV CATCHPHRASES BY SHOW: "Book 'em, Danno"
75
88%
$800 ACTIONS: In knitting, it means to pull a loop of yarn through the front to the back of the fabric
53
62%
$800 PUN-FORGIVABLE: "A spot for handing out pink slips", or a hearth at the base of a chimney
46
54%
$1200 PUN-FORGIVABLE: "What you say to scare a lemon pie topping", or an Australian aboriginal weapon
67
79%
$2000 THE FRENCH REVOLUTION: From tomber, French for "to fall", it was the cart that took those condemned to death on their last ride
12
14%
$1600 PATRON SAINTS: Sharing his feast day with fellow archangels Gabriel & Michael, he's the patron saint of the blind
9
11%
$400 ANIMALS: The pronghorn, also called the American or pronghorned one of these, can cover about one mile per minute
45
53%
$2000 ANIMALS: This late gorilla once broke a sink & used sign language to blame someone else
66
78%
$2000 BREAKOUT MOVIE ROLES: Described as a cinematic chameleon, this British actress in the title role of "Orlando"
14
16%
$1200 BREAKOUT MOVIE ROLES: Him as stoned surfer Jeff Spicoli in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"
66
78%
$2000 PUN-FORGIVABLE: "To break God's law until a prime time hour", or to sparkle brightly
24
28%
 
Total votes: 85

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Fourth Podium Poll for 6/11/2020

Post by opusthepenguin »

Haven't done one of these since February. But a game like this can bring a guy out of retirement. 16 triple stumpers! That's the poll limit, so I can't include any extras. In the comments you can note whether you got FJ--necessary for a fourth podium win. There's "only" $18,400 in trash and Zach went into FJ with $21,800. So you're going to need more than $10,900 of that trash to get past him. Seems quite doable and I'm betting there are a few boardies that Zach might have been sorry to face here.

Also note, if you like, whether you got the St. Erasmus DD and the one about the 15-letter appointed office in the House of Representatives.
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$800 AMERICAN LITERATURE: The Joy Luck Club
$400 "THAN" WORDS: thanes
$800 "THAN" WORDS: Thanatos
$600 TV CATCHPHRASES BY SHOW: The Big Bang Theory
$800 TV CATCHPHRASES BY SHOW: Mork & Mindy
$1000 TV CATCHPHRASES BY SHOW: Hawaii Five-O (or Five-0)*
$800 ACTIONS: purl

DJ ROUND

$800 PUN-FORGIVABLE: a fire place
$1200 PUN-FORGIVABLE: Boo! meringue
$2000 THE FRENCH REVOLUTION: tumbrel (or tumbril)
$1600 PATRON SAINTS: St. Raphael
$400 ANIMALS: antelope
$2000 ANIMALS: Koko
$2000 BREAKOUT MOVIE ROLES: Tilda Swinton
$1200 BREAKOUT MOVIE ROLES: Sean Penn
$2000 PUN-FORGIVABLE: sin till late

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* 1968 series used a capital O. Current series uses a numeral 0.

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$12,000 + FJ.
May be my first win from the fourth. With so many TS's, it's amazing we saw almost all the clues.
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At least $12,000 for me going into FJ plus a solve gets me the fourth podium win. I'm not sure if I'd have clammed on Raphael or gone with the obvious guess. If I'd gone with it, that's another $1600 which might add to my winnings.

I didn't get antelope, which I probably should have. I froze on thanes because it was Beowulf, which I should know, but somehow it wasn't coming to me. Remembered the category leading to the obvious response just as Alex was about to say it, so no soup for me. MIGHT have gotten "sin till late" but "a prime time hour" isn't late. Pretty much by definition. "Late" starts AFTER prime time. So I felt that clue steered everyone in the wrong direction.

On the DJ DDs, I got St. Elmo (unlike Zach) but not from Sesame Street. How would that help? I got it from knowing that St. Elmo's Fire is associated with sailors in some way. So Erasmus + "shorter name" + sailors got me there. Did NOT get parliamentarian (again unlike Zach, who did). Wasted my time counting the letters in ombudsman, coming up 6 short, and floundering.

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I think I scored an even 12,000 from the fourth podium and I got final correct as well.

Oh, yeah, and I got St Erasmus and the House official, too.

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$8000 when accounting for the neg on pronghorn. I'm a city slicker and I can't properly distinguish longhorn, pronghorn and bighorn. No problem with DD2.

9/10 in the TV & Movie categories.

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All but tumbrel & Tilda Swinton :D
Of course I got FJ. :mrgreen:
Got St. Elmo, did not get parliamentarian. My guess was sergeant-at-arms :|

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Also got St. Elmo

$11,000 + FJ

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No Tilda Swinton fans? I just blanked, but was picturing her the whole time...Only $10600 otherwise, tho...and no FJ.... :oops:

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Looks like I'm the first to get Tilda.
None of the TS puns (pretty wretched category y'ask me, and I like wordplay), nor Raphael nor tumbrel.
Yes to St. Elmo (his fire appears atop masts), no to parliamentarian--I also thought of sergeant-at-arms.
Yes to FJ.
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J!: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| $5000

DD1: :mrgreen: (and I got the previous 3 clues right - yeah, I know that's not how this works)

DJ!: :| :mrgreen: :| :| :| :mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: $5200

DD2: :mrgreen: (and previous 2 clues right)

DD3: :|

FJ!: :mrgreen:

So, I wind up with $10200. Zach still locks me out, but if I beat him on the buzzer on one modestly priced clue or get one of my two true daily doubles, I win.

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$10k (Missed tumbrel, fireplace, Raphael, and Swinton).

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Thanatos, Big Bang Theory, Mork & Mindy, Hawaii Five-O, purl, fireplace, Boo-meringue, antelope, koko

I got the Erasmus/Elmo DD.
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$8800, I think. Missed thane, purl, the archangel, gorilla, tumbrel and two of the pun clues. Might have gotten thane if I paid closer attention to the category.

Got St. Elmo, did not get parliamentarian.

Got FJ.

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Joy Luck, thanes, Thanatos, Big Bang, Mork & Mindy, Hawaii, fireplace, boomerang, Koko, Penn, scintillate (just before the buzzer), which by my calculation is $11,600, plus a get on Final for the win.
davey wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:00 pm
No Tilda Swinton fans? I just blanked, but was picturing her the whole time...Only $10600 otherwise, tho...and no FJ.... :oops:
Chameleon actress made me think of Cate Blanchett. But wait, she's Australian. So not her, who... oh, out of time :)
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A correct FJ response wouldn't be necessary if you had more than $14,800. If you're between that and $15,600, you could cover Jennifer doubling up from $7,800 and stay ahead of Zach covering you if you both miss.

I had a clam on tumbrel (the clue made me think tombeau, but I was pretty sure that was just French for "tomb"), a neg on pronghorn (sheep; similar confusion to Mark's above), and a get on everything else, though I can't remember if I committed to a buzz for Tilda Swinton. But I got FJ right, and if she was a clam for me, I have $13,600, wager big, and win big. Otherwise I have $15,600, and bet $0, unless I think Zach is aware I bet $0 the last time I was in a close second with third at exactly half my score, in which case I might think about going bigger. (Of course, eleven years ago co-champions were still a thing, so who knows if he'd think I'd bet the same now?)

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The fact that Tumbril had a low hit rate proves that most don't go back in the Archive to view the UTOC games.

http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=328
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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:15 am
The fact that Tumbril had a low hit rate proves that most don't go back in the Archive to view the UTOC games.

http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=328
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Most of these clues aren’t exactly in my wheelhouse.

:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen: :( :( :( :(

Did get DD2 correct, thanks to the song “St Elmo’s Fire”

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:59 pm
MIGHT have gotten "sin till late" but "a prime time hour" isn't late. Pretty much by definition. "Late" starts AFTER prime time. So I felt that clue steered everyone in the wrong direction.
I haven’t seen the episode, but solved it here as “sin till eight”. Maybe that was the writers’ intended answer and “late” was an acceptable alternative?

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