Monday, July 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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badscooter wrote:Hi, this is Damian from “tonight’s” game.

Let’s do it again tonight!
Congrats on the win, Damian

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Can't the Pope change the rules at the Vatican? He is the ultimate authority, right? (Well, maybe he did. His website says, "the Vatican has no comment on whether or not he brought his cats with him.") Anyway, in trying to solve this mystery, I found out that Pope Benedict XVI's parents met through a personal ad in a newspaper. Maybe too obscure for a Jeopardy clue but interesting trivia anyway.

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oddsox wrote:Arabian vs Arabica question: It was definitely asking for the name of the coffee, and I was very surprised to see 'Arabian' accepted. Also in that category, got a frustrating wrong answer: 'berry' instead of 'cherry'. I've never heard coffee beans called 'cherries' before.
I'm not a coffee drinker, but I've been to Jamaica a few times, so I get to be a "mule" for Blue Mountain coffee when I go (among other things; don't worry, it's all legal).

Since Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee is the stuff of legends, I've seen and read a lot about it. And yes, the term "cherry" is used for coffee beans a lot.

http://www.jamaicacoffee.net/Cultivation-Process.html (see the "harvesting" section for details)

Likewise, the good folks in Kona (where I'll be in a few months, thanks to some J! money) also use the term: http://www.kpfc.com/ And yes, I've got folks wanting me to play Pedro again.

Now, if someone can ask Juan Valdez what he thinks on the matter....

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Spaceman Spiff wrote:
oddsox wrote:Arabian vs Arabica question: It was definitely asking for the name of the coffee, and I was very surprised to see 'Arabian' accepted. Also in that category, got a frustrating wrong answer: 'berry' instead of 'cherry'. I've never heard coffee beans called 'cherries' before.
I'm not a coffee drinker, but I've been to Jamaica a few times, so I get to be a "mule" for Blue Mountain coffee when I go (among other things; don't worry, it's all legal).

Since Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee is the stuff of legends, I've seen and read a lot about it. And yes, the term "cherry" is used for coffee beans a lot.

http://www.jamaicacoffee.net/Cultivation-Process.html (see the "harvesting" section for details)

Likewise, the good folks in Kona (where I'll be in a few months, thanks to some J! money) also use the term: http://www.kpfc.com/ And yes, I've got folks wanting me to play Pedro again.

Now, if someone can ask Juan Valdez what he thinks on the matter....
Interesting stuff! Thanks for the info.

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Christopher Stephens here, also no longer lurking. Congratulations again to Damian - I hope you enjoyed watching yourself. So much of the game was a blur to me that when I finally got to see it, I didn't remember answering half of the questions. Pope Pius? I knew that? Yikes.

While winning would have been great, I can rest assured that, when I appeared on national television, at least my hair looked good. That's what's important, right?

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mam418 wrote:...I knew Robespierre because (and I hestitate to admit this...) my parents used to have a cat named Robespierre. So, although the French Revolution wouldn't be my strongest catagory... I knew this one. :)...
I think Robespierre is an excellent name for a cat! But then, I'm a crazy cat lady and used to have one named Ibn Battuta (look him up - a famous Moroccan explorer shortly after the time of Marco Polo).

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cjstephens wrote:Pope Pius? I knew that? Yikes.
I got it, but was lucky to do so. I knew the pope during WWII was named Pius, so I figured the one in the clue was him. But the clue was about Pius XI, who died in 1939 and was succeeded by Pius XII.

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debramc wrote: I think Robespierre is an excellent name for a cat! But then, I'm a crazy cat lady and used to have one named Ibn Battuta (look him up - a famous Moroccan explorer shortly after the time of Marco Polo).


Ooh, cool! Don't think I'd heard of this guy, but what an interesting life he had! (and also an excellent name for a cat. :D )

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Arrrgh!! I can't believe I thought of Robespierre and then went with my wife's response Louis XVI! :oops: Should always go with my first idea!
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Alex made a comment about how all three contestants didn't notice the year, or something to that effect. Robespierre was killed in 1794 and Louis XVI in 1793. Is a 1 year difference really supposed to be a dead giveaway? Having known that Louis wasn't actually killed until a few years after the start of the revolution, but not knowing exactly how many, I found the year to be not-at-all helpful. Luckily, I got it from the "I am the people" quote, but as has been mentioned previously in this thread, that's not too far from "L'etat, C'est moi."

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Hi,
BoK wrote: Alex made a comment about how all three contestants didn't notice the year, or something to that effect. Robespierre was killed in 1794 and Louis XVI in 1793. Is a 1 year difference really supposed to be a dead giveaway? Having known that Louis wasn't actually killed until a few years after the start of the revolution, but not knowing exactly how many, I found the year to be not-at-all helpful.
I agree. The French Revolution isn't something that was started with a declaration and ended with a treaty. A lot of people were executed over a relatively short period. It would be nice to keep track of all of them and when they died. However, the one year discrepancy is not, at least to me, a major help.
BoK wrote: Luckily, I got it from the "I am the people" quote, but as has been mentioned previously in this thread, that's not too far from "L'etat, C'est moi."
The problem is that there are many actors in French history of that time. Aside from Louis XVI at the beginning and Napoleon at the end, no one stands out as especially noticeable -- most had, as we now say, their 15 minutes and either lost their heads or took a final bath. I think that the question was fair, though a bit obscure. I went with Louis for lack of a better choice coming to mind.

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Sorry to drag out such an old thread, but...

IT WORKED!!!!

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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bpmod wrote:Sorry to drag out such an old thread, but...

IT WORKED!!!!

Brian
I, on the other hand, got tricked up again. Fool me once... :roll:

Interesting side note, complete Robert Louis Stevenson category in this game.
On Sunday's GSN repeat...another RLS category ( http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=686 )

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What worked? I don't get what you guys are talking about, or what this game had to do with Stevenson.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:What worked? I don't get what you guys are talking about, or what this game had to do with Stevenson.
I have no idea what Volante is on about, but I was rejoicing that my bot successfully updated the first post in the thread. I am now working on getting the second post to update in the same fashion before I release it to continue on its own.

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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TenPoundHammer wrote:What worked? I don't get what you guys are talking about, or what this game had to do with Stevenson.
Oh, this was the Saturday Non-GSN repeat episode, so two episodes "in a row" had the same rare category. (Per the archive, four episodes have used it as a category.)

(Also, $%^& the #$%^&*!@#$%^s at my local affiliate who couldn't be arsed to push back everything a day to make up for tossing Tuesday's time slot into the circular filing cabinet thanks to the ruddy State of the Union... They did that for the freakin NBA finals or whatever...)

EDIT: Oh...I thought you were remarking you got the Final this time around because it was one of the trickier ones, so I was way off.

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Excellent, Brian!

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Ok...was the script update due to this being a repeat or was that just a totally random coincidence?

...and if it WAS because it was a repeat, and this WAS purely automatic, how the bloody hell did you pull that one off?!

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Volante wrote:Ok...was the script update due to this being a repeat or was that just a totally random coincidence?

...and if it WAS because it was a repeat, and this WAS purely automatic, how the bloody hell did you pull that one off?!
No. This is the first (chronologically) episode for which we have both a daily thread on this board (since the old board went away) and the entire game, including the interview segment, entered into the Archive. So, completely random coincidence.

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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Is there someplace in the Archive where things like the opening remarks and interviews can be found, or are those only archived in the daily show threads?

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