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Friday, March 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Friday, March 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:18 pm

Actors & Oscars
He was nominated for Oscars in 5 consecutive decades; the last nod was for his 1978 role as a Nazi hunter.

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Who is Sir Laurence Olivier? Cameron said Gregory Peck; Matt said Clark Gable; Thad said John (going for Barrymore, he said)

Thad McCollum: $14,400-$12,000=$2,400...now a 1-day champion with $2,400
Matt Kish: $12,800-$10,801=$1,999
Cameron Yahr: $11,800-$11,800=$0
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Re: Friday, March 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by soxfan99 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:18 pm

How is Madame Curie not acceptable? It differentiates it from Pierre Curie. If just last names are acceptable unless there are two famous people who share the name, it seems like providing enough information to distinguish between the two should be enough.

Unfortunately, my power flicked off in the middle of the game and it took a while for the DVR to get going again, so I missed about half of it. I was really curious to see what the clues in the billiard shot category were. I'll just have to wait for the archive.

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Re: Friday, March 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:31 pm

soxfan99 wrote:How is Madame Curie not acceptable? It differentiates it from Pierre Curie. If just last names are acceptable unless there are two famous people who share the name, it seems like providing enough information to distinguish between the two should be enough.
It doesn't differentiate from her daughter Irene Joliot-Curie, who also won.

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Re: Friday, March 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by esrever » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:35 pm

Thad won with only $2400, and Matt got almost that much ($2000) for second place. But a win is a win, no matter how large or small.

Picked up Lach trash: "Lawrence of Arabia", "Frederick the Great" and Joseph Priestly"

Didn't get FJ. I thought of 5 actors, but none of them was Olivier.
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Re: Friday, March 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jpr281 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:39 pm

I know the judges are pretty lenient on giving responses of UK/Great Britain/England, but the clue about the Glorious Revolution (1688) rendered a response of "What is the United Kingdom of Great Britain?" The UK didn't exist until 1801, and the Kingdom of Great Britain didn't exist until 1707. Anyone else a little ticked by this or am I being too tough?

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Re: Friday, March 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by legendneverdies » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:01 pm

Billiards category
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Clues were about the break, the bank shot, the jump shot, the combination shot, and a called shot
Thad won due to inoptimal wagering from his opponents in second and third, and that's never happened before :)
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Post by jjwaymee » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:10 pm

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Re: Friday, March 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by hscer » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:11 pm

Anyone else feel like the difference in difficulty between the first 60 clues and the last one was huge? Best I could do in FJ was Spencer Tracy, thinking maybe the Nazi hunter was a hint somehow instead of just a weird fact. Find out now he died in '67.

I thought Matt should have gone for it all on that baseball daily double before he got the clue; obviously the men today knew their baseball. An extra $3200 could have helped him in the end, although who knows what his wager on the second DD is if he did make the first one a true DD.
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Re: Friday, March 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by El Jefe » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:31 pm

hscer wrote:Anyone else feel like the difference in difficulty between the first 60 clues and the last one was huge? Best I could do in FJ was Spencer Tracy, thinking maybe the Nazi hunter was a hint somehow instead of just a weird fact. Find out now he died in '67.

I thought Matt should have gone for it all on that baseball daily double before he got the clue; obviously the men today knew their baseball. An extra $3200 could have helped him in the end, although who knows what his wager on the second DD is if he did make the first one a true DD.
Indeed. Low DD betting- carousel fodder (except for the Contemporaries cat.) Wanhhh! I want Arthur back! Who wants to bet the sheeple won't respond negatively to Cameron's repeated interruptions of Alex? (to get to enough clues)

The England clue was problematic. Also FYI for you people who don't play pool- the shot they describe as a jump shot is known as a lift. It can be found in bars with scrub players; it's a hack move that ruins the felt and is *not* a legal jump shot, which is made by driving (down on) the top half of the ball.

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Re: Friday, March 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by EndlessEntropy » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:37 pm

Went with Gregory Peck for FJ as well. I knew The Boys from Brazil but Olivier wouldn't have been my guess. I'm only familiar with his Shakespeare roles anyway.
What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet.

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Post by jjwaymee » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:44 pm

I guessed Maximilian Schell because I was way hung up on think of a character in a movie with Nazis when all that was required was thinking of a great actor from the '30s - '70s.

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Post by BADuBois » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:16 pm

A fun game with a few puzzlers --- agreed, I thought Madame Curie should have been acceptable, and I thought the answer of the United Kingdom of Great Britain was going into dangerous territory --- and I *very* much enjoyed the question concerning the game of Twister, for obvious reasons. :D

FJ was an Instaget for both me and my wife, and we were stunned that nobody got it.

Amazing to see the bouncing pecs, though --- it seemed Alex was speechless... perhaps a first!
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Re: Friday, March 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by thenextofken » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:20 pm

I thought of Olivier, but it didn't seem right, so I went with Glen Ford. :oops: :oops: Maybe because I remember seeing Olivier in "The Jazz Singer" as Neil Diamond's dad a couple of years after 1978, and he seemed to be too frail to be a Nazi Hunter.

Did the returning champ not have one of the funniest interviews ever?

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Re: Friday, March 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:25 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
Thad McCollum: $14,400-$12,000=$2,400...now a 1-day champion with $2,400
Matt Kish: $12,800-$10,801=$1,999
Cameron Yahr: $11,800-$11,800=$0
legendneverdies wrote: Thad won due to inoptimal wagering from his opponents in second and third, and that's never happened before :)
Matt's wager from second place was fine, he made the MSB to finish a dollar ahead of Cameron's doubled score. Thad overbet by $800 but at least stayed ahead of Matt's MSBIW.

I agree Matt should have gone all in on baseball and Cameron should have bet it all on the state quarters category.

The moment that turned the game was when Matt said Boyle in the P scientists category. If he stays clam, there is a tie for the lead going into FJ, would Cameron still have gone all in?

My first thought on FJ was Cary Grant. Then I came up with Olivier. Of course I followed the standard advice and went with my first instinct.

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:30 pm

Someone was just asking me the other day whether she should see The Boys from Brazil for a creative writing assignment. Her other options were Midnight Express, Days of Heaven, Grease, or Love Story. I don't think this was supposed to be a humorous paper, so I directed her to Days of Heaven.

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Re: Friday, March 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Woppy T » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:42 pm

I miss Arthur...

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Post by Paucle » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:46 pm

total hot/cold for me on the DDs today. On each of the first two, I'd've wagered TTD+W, whereas the third I'd've done minimum $5.

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Re: Friday, March 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by UiscePreston » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:02 pm

econgator wrote:
soxfan99 wrote:How is Madame Curie not acceptable? It differentiates it from Pierre Curie. If just last names are acceptable unless there are two famous people who share the name, it seems like providing enough information to distinguish between the two should be enough.
It doesn't differentiate from her daughter Irene Joliot-Curie, who also won.
It didn't need to. Only one female person with the surname Curie has won two Nobel Prizes. There was absolutely no ambiguity in his answer, and no need to seek clarification. Conjoined French surnames are not divisible. Julia Louis-Dreyfus did not win all those Emmys as Julia Louis or Julia Dreyfus. Irene Joliot-Curie was married at the time of her single Nobel win (in fact, she won it with her husband). She was not Irene Curie. And even if she was unmarried at the time referenced in the clue, she would have been Mademoiselle Curie and she wouldn't have had her Nobel for years to come. In relation to this clue, Madame Curie describes one person and one person only - Marie Curie.

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