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Yeah this is just a very hard final. Clemenza only shows up twice previously in J-Archive, once in a top row clue asking for The Godfather (UTOC) and unrelated to the Godfather, a clue about the Mozart opera "Clemency of Titus". Having a FJ response that has never been asked for on the show before in any clue seems exceedingly rare. I can think of one other notable instance of this, an infamously difficult 2014 Newsmakers FJ with TWO names that have not appeared on the show before or since: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=4682
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harrumph wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 1:21 am For FJ I went with Luca Brasi.
Yeah, killer in the Godfather? I got nothing except Lou Cabrasi Luca Brasi.
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BigDaddyMatty wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 1:40 am
BrigadierSolo13 wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 11:39 pm No kidding, I thought Star Trek had a monopoly on sci-fi/whale crossovers.
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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 10:19 pm 60 R
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
Congrats on Perfecto. That is impressive, especially in this particular game.
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Robert K S wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 11:27 pm
opusthepenguin wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 11:19 pm
Robert K S wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 10:59 pm
Lefty wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 10:35 pm nicely called by Mayim on "Fifty cents".
I was surprised that "Fifty Cent" was accepted. I thought it was common knowledge that the "50" in "50 Cent" is properly pronounced "Fitty".
But the show doesn't penalize mispronunciations provided they are plausible based on the spelling.
I guess I have to open my mouth more so you can see my tongue in my cheek.
We might need a poll...I've always known it as "Fiddy"
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triviawayne wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 7:33 am I've always known it as "Fiddy"
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Micaela nearly cost herself a grand with that lousy wager, luckily Mallory followed suit.

Also this was a time when my lack of seeing any major mob related movies bit me you know where. My GF teases me about it because I have the same last name as, but as far as I know am not related to, a rather famous mob boss.
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BobF wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 8:56 amAlso this was a time when my lack of seeing any major mob related movies bit me you know where.
Meh. I'm guessing a lot of people who have seen the movie multiple times (myself included) missed this one.
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harrumph wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 1:21 am For FJ I went with Luca Brasi.
Same here
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alietr wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 9:02 am
BobF wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 8:56 amAlso this was a time when my lack of seeing any major mob related movies bit me you know where.
Meh. I'm guessing a lot of people who have seen the movie multiple times (myself included) missed this one.
Still not sure how I got it when I have never seen it. I have seen YouTube videos of several scenes, including the one where he garrotes the guy in the car. That kind of thing sticks with you.
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BobF wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 8:56 am Micaela nearly cost herself a grand with that lousy wager, luckily Mallory followed suit.
Mallory Kass: 6200-3500=2700
Micaela Tuttle: 9400-6000=3400
Daniel Nguyen: 13000-5801=7199 (New Champ)

Micaela definitely overshot by betting twice as much as necessary. A bet of $3,001 covers Mallory and stays ahead of her on a miss.

In Mallory’s spot I might have gone with $1,000. It tops Daniel’s MSBIW score by a dollar. The only fly in the ointment is counting on Micaela to bet to cover me so I can win on a solo get.
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Bamaman wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 9:53 am
BobF wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 8:56 am Micaela nearly cost herself a grand with that lousy wager, luckily Mallory followed suit.
Mallory Kass: 6200-3500=2700
Micaela Tuttle: 9400-6000=3400
Daniel Nguyen: 13000-5801=7199 (New Champ)

Micaela definitely overshot by betting twice as much as necessary. A bet of $3,001 covers Mallory and stays ahead of her on a miss.

In Mallory’s spot I might have gone with $1,000. It tops Daniel’s MSBIW score by a dollar. The only fly in the ointment is counting on Micaela to bet to cover me so I can win on a solo get.
Exactly. Or $1001 just in case he only went to guarantee a tie.
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alietr wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 9:02 am
BobF wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 8:56 amAlso this was a time when my lack of seeing any major mob related movies bit me you know where.
Meh. I'm guessing a lot of people who have seen the movie multiple times (myself included) missed this one.
I've seen the movies, I was in the Godfather universe, but didn't know which movie (figured either I or II as we don't talk about III), and didn't know the answer. Having no language skills, was never getting this one.
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I remembered Carlo was the brother-in-law, so running through Godfather characters took me to the right one. The movie is holiday viewing in this household. I like the scene where Clemenza shows Michael how to make spaghetti sauce.
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Robert K S wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 11:27 pm
opusthepenguin wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 11:19 pm
Robert K S wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 10:59 pm
Lefty wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 10:35 pm nicely called by Mayim on "Fifty cents".
I was surprised that "Fifty Cent" was accepted. I thought it was common knowledge that the "50" in "50 Cent" is properly pronounced "Fitty".
But the show doesn't penalize mispronunciations provided they are plausible based on the spelling.
I guess I have to open my mouth more so you can see my tongue in my cheek.
Oh yeah? Well maybe I was trolling you. Ok, I wasn't. You got me.
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BigDaddyMatty wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 1:40 am Did they really need to give "palindromic" on a bottom-row clue about a 404 error?
Probably not, especially since it was a bottom row clue.
BigDaddyMatty wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 1:40 am
BrigadierSolo13 wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 11:39 pm No kidding, I thought Star Trek had a monopoly on sci-fi/whale crossovers.
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Volante wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 11:32 pm
opusthepenguin wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 11:19 pm
Robert K S wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 10:59 pm
Lefty wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 10:35 pm nicely called by Mayim on "Fifty cents".
I was surprised that "Fifty Cent" was accepted. I thought it was common knowledge that the "50" in "50 Cent" is properly pronounced "Fitty".
But the show doesn't penalize mispronunciations provided they are plausible based on the spelling.
So my guess of Barry Cent is good?
No, actually it’s Curtis Cent.
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twelvefootboy wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 12:17 am My Spanish vocabulary doesn't seem to include "mercy", so I had nothing to make a WAG with.
Misericordia. Same word in Latin, so I figured maybe Italian would follow suit. And indeed it does. That appears to be the standard Italian word for mercy. But there's no character named Misericordia, so it doesn't work. Sigh.
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twelvefootboy wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 12:17 am I was expecting a reversal on the Mallory's answer of circumference and radius. I get that it's wrong if it's not what Euclid said, but why the hell would he say that? There's no chance it isn't "both diameter and radius".
Why? To me that's like saying the circumference corresponds to pi AND to 2*pi. The one implies the other and there's no reason to state both. To me circumference was the obvious one to include, but I didn't know whether to use radius or diameter for the other.
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harrumph wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 1:21 am For FJ I went with Luca Brasi.
ditto
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