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Post by bomtr » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:31 pm

Why do so many people, particularly younger folk, believe that a narrative answer to any question should begin with the word 'so'? jeopardy interviews...

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Post by jeff6286 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:24 am

bomtr wrote:Why do so many people, particularly younger folk, believe that a narrative answer to any question should begin with the word 'so'? jeopardy interviews...
so I think it's just a way of speaking colloquially.

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Post by IronNeck » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:34 am

bomtr wrote:Why do so many people, particularly younger folk, believe that a narrative answer to any question should begin with the word 'so'? jeopardy interviews...
Could be worse. They could all begin their responses with "Okay";

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hcIioa5fUQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftlycUi6pds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-z2WhPSuGQ

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Post by bpmod » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:43 am

I know that "Okay, so ..." is also very common.

But, yes, it drives me batty.

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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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Post by alietr » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:27 am

And anything is better than saying 'like' every other word.

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Post by dinghammer » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:00 pm

Some of you might appreciate this.

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Post by Volante » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:41 pm

Baseball ticket dynamic pricing can be unintentionally hilarious.

Green Monster tickets for April/May Fenway games went on sale today. Cubs games? $450-650. More expensive than opening day!
Meanwhile, Orioles the day after? $200 at most. (I'm not counting standing room only)

Madness...

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Post by georgespelvin » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:55 pm

I used to be AWSOP but wanted to be more theatrical.

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Post by seaborgium » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:24 am

2009 J! champ Noam Osband recently found himself in a video on the front page of Reddit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehh8ZdIMMj4

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Post by IronNeck » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:25 am

seaborgium wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:24 am
2009 J! champ Noam Osband recently found himself in a video on the front page of Reddit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehh8ZdIMMj4
I've never rode a bike nor been sympathetic towards cyclists given their general behavior in the Bay Area, but that video was infuriating. All those pedestrians deserve to be run over several times over by hooligan cyclists worse than the Italians in Breaking Away.

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Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:42 pm

I know that some of you are members of the Only Connect Questions group on Facebook. I put up a sequence that I think you'll enjoy.
I identify as a Jeopardy! fan, and use who/what pronouns.

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Post by Volante » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:40 pm

When did this become acceptable as a golf club?!
https://www.rockbottomgolf.com/golf-clu ... ed-putter/

(Meanwhile, TV viewers are allowed, nay, encouraged, to rat out players who misspot a ball by even an inch...get it the hell together, golf.
https://deadspin.com/tv-viewer-snitches ... 1793951326 )

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Post by econgator » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:51 pm

Volante wrote:
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:40 pm
(Meanwhile, TV viewers are allowed, nay, encouraged, to rat out players who misspot a ball by even an inch...get it the hell together, golf.
https://deadspin.com/tv-viewer-snitches ... 1793951326 )
That is something that golf never, EVER should have allowed.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:49 pm

Congratulations to Todd Gross for his NYT, Thursday, April 27 crossword puzzle. I solve on paper with pen and got burned going for a TV clue with no crosses. You've been warned.

I'll leave the daily post to Rex Parker although it's not hard to predict some of his comments ahead of time. Especially how he'll react to this at 50A:

"Hey, buddy!" (5 letters)

The Thursday trick was easy enough to work out and set up nice hints for all four quadrants.

For those of you that don't see it until the newspaper tomorrow morning or delays in other papers, enjoy it.

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Post by alietr » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:00 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:49 pm
Congratulations to Todd Gross for his NYT, Thursday, April 27 crossword puzzle. I solve on paper with pen and got burned going for a TV clue with no crosses. You've been warned.

I'll leave the daily post to Rex Parker although it's not hard to predict some of his comments ahead of time. Especially how he'll react to this at 50A:

"Hey, buddy!" (5 letters)

The Thursday trick was easy enough to work out and set up nice hints for all four quadrants.

For those of you that don't see it until the newspaper tomorrow morning or delays in other papers, enjoy it.
Very creative, Todd, and well-done as always! Damn, I want to write one sometime. Definitely on my to-do list.

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Post by boson » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:18 am

alietr wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:00 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:49 pm
Congratulations to Todd Gross for his NYT, Thursday, April 27 crossword puzzle. I solve on paper with pen and got burned going for a TV clue with no crosses. You've been warned.

I'll leave the daily post to Rex Parker although it's not hard to predict some of his comments ahead of time. Especially how he'll react to this at 50A:

"Hey, buddy!" (5 letters)

The Thursday trick was easy enough to work out and set up nice hints for all four quadrants.

For those of you that don't see it until the newspaper tomorrow morning or delays in other papers, enjoy it.
Very creative, Todd, and well-done as always! Damn, I want to write one sometime. Definitely on my to-do list.
Yup, good one Todd!

I, however, have no desire to write a crossword puzzle. I'll just appreciate others' efforts.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu May 11, 2017 7:10 pm

When I get an email I am more likely to see the subject header before the sender's name.

This one had me do a double take:

Subject: Who is...your Mom?

It was from the jeopardystore advertising things for Mother's Day. Yeah, as if I could order today and have it by Sunday anyway. :roll:

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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu May 11, 2017 10:43 pm

I was working the crossword puzzle and half listening to WoF when I heard this to make my ears perk up:

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The wrong response shown in the CC and the correct answer would both be considered hoity-toity.

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Post by dhkendall » Fri May 12, 2017 6:04 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 10:43 pm
I was working the crossword puzzle and half listening to WoF when I heard this to make my ears perk up:

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The wrong response shown in the CC and the correct answer would both be considered hoity-toity.
The correct answer would be ... ?
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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri May 12, 2017 6:09 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Fri May 12, 2017 6:04 pm

The correct answer would be ... ?
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