Friday, April 6, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Friday, April 6, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Interesting that it seems most people insta-got Merkel but struggled with Sarkozy. I was the opposite. Had I been on the show, I would have written down "Who are Sarkozy and the Chancellor of Germany, dammit?"

Got that it was her but just couldn't come up with the name. Won't make that mistake again, though.

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MexiKen wrote:Interesting that it seems most people insta-got Merkel but struggled with Sarkozy. I was the opposite. Had I been on the show, I would have written down "Who are Sarkozy and the Chancellor of Germany, dammit?"

Got that it was her but just couldn't come up with the name. Won't make that mistake again, though.
Can't speak for others, but it was less of a case that I was struggling with Sarkozy's name and more that I was struggling with him at all - you at least recognized the other half as being the Chancellor of Germany, but I didn't recognize the other half as the President of France (and I know that's Sarkozy) - it could very well have been her husband - heck the wording of the clue and the somewhat romantic setting of the picture made me think there was a romantic relationship between the couple in the picture for a while.
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Roadgeek Adam wrote:
lisa0012 wrote:I got it pretty quickly, but why the heck were they on a beach?
Location, Location, Location. Better places for photos.

And this three time into Friday drought continues. Joey shot himself good with that ill-advised DD wager in the JRound then the neg right after. This Tournament field is getting into that drought, and Francis & Patrick should be watching since they are two great champs currently on the bubble.

Instaget final.
Much obliged, though "great" seems like a bit of an overstatement for me (apt for Francis). Let's say "solid" with aspirations to be better than adequate.

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Vanya wrote:
xxaaaxx wrote: When Bing hit that DD, I didn't even realize he was that close to the lead. I thought Lisa was going to run away with it, and was practically chanting "August! August!" on her DD.
Dream clue for me, since August 1914 is my favorite novel, although I'm sure Light in August is more well known.
So of all the great Russian novels (let alone those in other languages), August 1914 is your favorite? :shock:

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:) Angela Merkel was the very first response that I gave during my audition mock game.

The clue: "This woman became the first elected female leader of a European country in 1979." (or something to that effect).

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it's been a big week for harold pinter. first he was named MVP of my simulated baseball league, then he's a $2000 clue on jeopardy. sweet. then again, i didn't know the $1200 or $1600 in that category; hats off to lisa, who nailed both. too bad she couldn't convert her DD, as i thought she had the most impressive gets today. i'm a little chagrined (since i consider russian lit to be something of a wheelhouse for me) to say i'd never heard of solzhenitsyn's august, 1914. i came up with the right answer easily enough, but i thought the 2nd half was referring to a yeats poem (i may have been conflating "easter, 1916" with wordsworth's "london, 1802").

joey's DD was also interesting—i learned about (the elder) benjamin harrison from a 2nd-row clue in roger craig's ToC quarterfinal, but even if you didn't know it, given the information in the clue, i think you pretty much have to say "harrison" and hope not to be prompted. adams was, i suppose, the 2nd-best guess, but john adams himself was pretty famous for being part of the continental congress. he's the main character of 1776, after all.

i'll miss joey. he wasn't the most impressive 3-day champ of the season (i think that honor goes to patrick, despite his humble demurral), but he was fun to watch. i got a big kick out of his "jägermeister" grin/eyebrow waggle.

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I looked August 1914 on amazon & it's apparently out of print. I suppose I'll have to see if my local library has a copy.

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HugoZ wrote::) Angela Merkel was the very first response that I gave during my audition mock game.

The clue: "This woman became the first elected female leader of a European country in 1979." (or something to that effect).
'Since' 1979? Margaret Thatcher would have been correct for an election 'in' 1979.

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Onairb wrote:
HugoZ wrote::) Angela Merkel was the very first response that I gave during my audition mock game.
The clue: "This woman became the first elected female leader of a European country in 1979." (or something to that effect).
'Since' 1979? Margaret Thatcher would have been correct for an election 'in' 1979.
Thus, a slightly ignominious start to an audition.

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Someone at the Sony board was actually right about pointing out an error in this game: he noted that the VHF clue called its range 30 to 300 kilohertz; VHF is 30 to 300 megahertz!

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jpahk wrote:adams was, i suppose, the 2nd-best guess, but john adams himself was pretty famous for being part of the continental congress. he's the main character of 1776, after all.
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jpahk wrote: joey's DD was also interesting—i learned about (the elder) benjamin harrison from a 2nd-row clue in roger craig's ToC quarterfinal, but even if you didn't know it, given the information in the clue, i think you pretty much have to say "harrison" and hope not to be prompted. adams was, i suppose, the 2nd-best guess, but john adams himself was pretty famous for being part of the continental congress. he's the main character of 1776, after all.
Shout out to 1776! Got me Josiah Bartlett without the West Wing TOM.

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Johnblue wrote:I looked August 1914 on amazon & it's apparently out of print. I suppose I'll have to see if my local library has a copy.
If not, Powell's has it.

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Johnblue wrote:I looked August 1914 on amazon & it's apparently out of print. I suppose I'll have to see if my local library has a copy.
Does it have to be new? Paperbackswap has a few used copies. I can have one sent to you if you send me your snailmail addy.

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reddpen wrote:
jpahk wrote:adams was, i suppose, the 2nd-best guess, but john adams himself was pretty famous for being part of the continental congress. he's the main character of 1776, after all.
Misquoting 1776: "Sit down, Joon!"
Someone oughta open up a window...

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HugoZ wrote:
reddpen wrote:
jpahk wrote:adams was, i suppose, the 2nd-best guess, but john adams himself was pretty famous for being part of the continental congress. he's the main character of 1776, after all.
Misquoting 1776: "Sit down, Joon!"
Someone oughta open up a window...
The flies?

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jpahk wrote:it's been a big week for harold pinter. first he was named MVP of my simulated baseball league, then he's a $2000 clue on jeopardy. sweet.
And I'm seeing a Pinter play on Friday (The Caretaker)....

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I'm seeing 1776 later this month in Ford's Theater.

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