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

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My first thought was Bernese Mountain Dog and someone else in the room said St. Bernard before I could get there.


I precalled some sort of Alsatian vs. German Shepherd question.

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I also thought it would be either Bernese Mountain Dog or St. Bernard, and figured they would go with the more obvious choice.

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I didn't like the wording of the clue for which the correct response was "wastes". Mercury and asbestos are not wastes, per se. I would have been happier with the clue if it had ended, "...these, which might contain asbestos or mercury".

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Linear Gnome wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:45 am
I didn't like the wording of the clue for which the correct response was "wastes". Mercury and asbestos are not wastes, per se. I would have been happier with the clue if it had ended, "...these, which might contain asbestos or mercury".
Very good point. I don’t feel so bad about my answer of materials now.

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Linear Gnome wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:45 am
I didn't like the wording of the clue for which the correct response was "wastes". Mercury and asbestos are not wastes, per se. I would have been happier with the clue if it had ended, "...these, which might contain asbestos or mercury".
That's a good point. For me the difficulty was more simple, and not necessarily a problem with the clue. I think of "waste" as a collective noun. Nuclear waste. Hazardous waste. Singular and referring to the whole mess. Since the clue was obviously going for a noun in the plural, I dismissed waste as a possibility.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:04 am
Linear Gnome wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:45 am
I didn't like the wording of the clue for which the correct response was "wastes". Mercury and asbestos are not wastes, per se. I would have been happier with the clue if it had ended, "...these, which might contain asbestos or mercury".
That's a good point. For me the difficulty was more simple, and not necessarily a problem with the clue. I think of "waste" as a collective noun. Nuclear waste. Hazardous waste. Singular and referring to the whole mess. Since the clue was obviously going for a noun in the plural, I dismissed waste as a possibility.
Yes. The clue was quoting the name of the treaty, but the get rate would surely have been a lot higher if they could have changed "these" to "this."

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After a blank stare on the TV category earlier this week I was glad to pick up $2000 of LT on Barney Miller.

Alex talking about pancreatic cancer was rough after hearing him looking forward to Thanksgiving. I wonder how many more of these we will have the next few weeks.

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In a weird bit of reverse Baader–Meinhof this same night I watched an old 1950s Popeye cartoon with my daughter, in which the villain (not Bluto, for once) climbed to the top of a Swiss Alp only to find a St. Bernard at the top (spoiler, really, Popeye in a suit) and my daughter asked, "What's that?"

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:04 am
Linear Gnome wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:45 am
I didn't like the wording of the clue for which the correct response was "wastes". Mercury and asbestos are not wastes, per se. I would have been happier with the clue if it had ended, "...these, which might contain asbestos or mercury".
That's a good point. For me the difficulty was more simple, and not necessarily a problem with the clue. I think of "waste" as a collective noun. Nuclear waste. Hazardous waste. Singular and referring to the whole mess. Since the clue was obviously going for a noun in the plural, I dismissed waste as a possibility.
I guessed 'materials' because of the familiar word HAZMAT (and, by the way, wouldn't 'HazMat' be a more sensible rendering? I can imagine someone handling HAZMAT in the thought that he'd gain the powers of six classical gods or heroes).

Likewise, Emily's toad in the hole was wrong because it's wrong but it seems like a reasonable response otherwise,

My one get in the AMA category was Billie Eilish, though I might possibly have got the Jonas Brothers with a picture. I did at least recognize all but Portugal the man.

I'd been unaware of Einstein's aversion to socks but I did know that No Pants Day is in January (though not through participating).

The DD in 19th Century Plays was sort of tricky. I did guess Ibsen though because "Norwegian" would make it too easy while I think for Strindberg they would have specified "Swedish".

I'd always thought of the thumb as a finger, but apparently not. I guess that's why the Beast with Five Fingers was considered a monster.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:54 pm
Hit and miss in the AMA category. I clammed on Eilish since I wasn't sure if she'd had another hit yet, and on Jonas Brothers because I know there are only three of them yet there were five people in the footage.
Pretty sure there's a fourth JoBro--he was known as "the bonus Jonas"--but I'm not looking it up cuz who needs that in their search history.

Re the Einstein/socks question, the 8th of May is also known for an activity that, done properly, involves no clothing whatever.
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reddpen wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:55 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:54 pm
Hit and miss in the AMA category. I clammed on Eilish since I wasn't sure if she'd had another hit yet, and on Jonas Brothers because I know there are only three of them yet there were five people in the footage.
Pretty sure there's a fourth JoBro--he was known as "the bonus Jonas"--but I'm not looking it up cuz who needs that in their search history.

Re the Einstein/socks question, the 8th of May is also known for an activity that, done properly, involves no clothing whatever.
Can you help with the May 8 reference?

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Bamaman wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:01 am
reddpen wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:55 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:54 pm
Hit and miss in the AMA category. I clammed on Eilish since I wasn't sure if she'd had another hit yet, and on Jonas Brothers because I know there are only three of them yet there were five people in the footage.
Pretty sure there's a fourth JoBro--he was known as "the bonus Jonas"--but I'm not looking it up cuz who needs that in their search history.

Re the Einstein/socks question, the 8th of May is also known for an activity that, done properly, involves no clothing whatever.
Can you help with the May 8 reference?
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Thanks. I will bring it up to my wife in a few months.

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Bamaman wrote:
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Thanks. I will bring it up to my wife in a few months.
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Lefty wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:39 pm
I'd been unaware of Einstein's aversion to socks but I did know that No Pants Day is in January (though not through participating).
I am surprised that this isn't better known. My understanding is that AE wasn't averse to socks but simply considered them redundant, something like "Hey, I'm wearing shoes. Why do I need socks?"

I referenced this in a family text after I posted a pic of my quarantine hair. One response was basically, "You're turning into Einstein." My response: "Not quite Einstein. I still wesr socks." Some of them got it.

I stumbled upon Einstein socks a month or so ago and had to have a pair just for the irony.
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