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Monday, May 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Monday, May 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Monday, May 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by JLJ » Mon May 22, 2017 12:56 pm

A very lively, peppy pace to a game to start a fresh week after the Teachers completed their work...

Excluding the Bold & Beautiful video clue category. Ugh. I really, really hate those categories. They're really just cheeseball nonsense that makes it hard to see all of the clues. Add in a pitch from Alex for the new J! mobile game into the DJ round, and well, just Ugh.

Nonetheless, three very good players, playing very well, across the board.
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Re: Monday, May 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by theFJguy » Mon May 22, 2017 3:48 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE BRITISH EMPIRE

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The city that some 19th century Englishmen called “Caranjee” is now the biggest in this country

Ragavan Ramsubramani: 16200-16199=1
Justin Braddock: 8800+1200=10000
Tanya Obreiter: 18600+16205=34805 (New Champ)

Correct response:
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Pakistan (Ragavan – India) (Tanya – India Pakistan)

Daily Doubles
Tanya: 1200+1200
Ragavan: 4000+3000
Tanya: 8600+2000

Coryats
Ragavan: 14400
Justin: 8800
Tanya: 18000

Combined: 41,200

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Re: Monday, May 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon May 22, 2017 3:49 pm

It was double promotion day with the app for the Jeopardy! World Tour game and the Online Tests next week.

The Fresh Off the Boat clue had my ears perk up as Alex pronounced character Jessica’s last name Huang as sounding like the Wang in Wang Chung while on the show it’s said closer to “Wong” rhyming with Hong Kong. I would have made Alex record a do over.

Eddie Huang wrote the memoir that is the basis for the sitcom and I found several videos on YouTube where he was introduced as Alex pronounced the last name while there were just as many said the other way. The clue was only about the ABC show though, so I say faulty work by the researchers and Alex.

I think the writers want contestants to know John Quincy Adams served in the House as that was a correct DD response all the way back on May 2nd.

For the FJ! clue I exactly matched Tanya with the cross out to correct response pattern. My thinking was it looked like perhaps India and it was only when saying “Caranjee” aloud that I realized I needed to make the switch.

That was nice of Tanya to get it and bet big to ease the ouch factor of Ragavan’s incorrect response and wager. Losing $1000 for such offenses is just. $31,000 and a TOC spot lost is harsher.

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Re: Monday, May 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dhkendall » Mon May 22, 2017 6:01 pm

The "World Tour" didn't ring any bells, but seeing the art for each of the places talked about made me realize that it's the same art in the game. (Apparently the game is just being released in the US now, it was released internationally months ago, and I've been playing it for about that long.)

Sounding out "Caranjee" made it a pretty quick get.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon May 22, 2017 7:28 pm

What was with the $600 clue in Bold and Beautiful? It didn't fit the category at all and didn't have the actors reading the clue. I suspect it was a last-minute replacement.

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Precalled Shiner Bock = Texas in Beers, which was also my only get in the category.

NHO "lightning rod".

Lightning bug = firefly was new to me. I thought they were two different things.

I've heard of all those films except The Hurt Locker, but the obscure names being used as TOMs didn't help me.

All but the bottom in Double Vowels.

As someone who's suffered from allergies his entire life, I can't believe I couldn't get "ragweed".

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I twigged instantly to it sounding like "Karachi", but was still high and dry because I have no idea where Karachi is. I love how I can figure it out but still not figure it out. Much like how I handle Idiotest puzzles.
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Re: Monday, May 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Mon May 22, 2017 8:04 pm

I guess the third B&B clue had some sort of production error so Alex had to read the clue. I don't mind them that much, but I wouldn't object if they retired that category.

India here. Tonya seemed to be having a lot of fun. I'm glad she won.
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Re: Monday, May 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by goatman » Mon May 22, 2017 8:07 pm

JLJ wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 12:56 pm
1) A very lively, peppy pace to a game to start a fresh week after the Teachers completed their work...

2) Excluding the Bold & Beautiful video clue category. Ugh. I really, really hate those categories. They're really just cheeseball nonsense that makes it hard to see all of the clues. Add in a pitch from Alex for the new J! mobile game into the DJ round, and well, just Ugh.
'Gree with 1); but not 2)!!; How can you possibly call clues about Helen of Troy and her abductor Paris, the Inchon landing by Doug MacArthur, and Leonidas' 300 at Thermopylae "cheeseball nonsense"?!? Your comment is non sequitur; these subjects are core world history clues fundamental to Western culture. I politely request you re-look at these very interesting and cleverly presented clues which I found both charming and interesting (and went 5/5 BTW)! Also ran "Beers by States"!! ;) 8-)

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Re: Monday, May 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by JLJ » Mon May 22, 2017 8:23 pm

goatman wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 8:07 pm
JLJ wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 12:56 pm
1) A very lively, peppy pace to a game to start a fresh week after the Teachers completed their work...

2) Excluding the Bold & Beautiful video clue category. Ugh. I really, really hate those categories. They're really just cheeseball nonsense that makes it hard to see all of the clues. Add in a pitch from Alex for the new J! mobile game into the DJ round, and well, just Ugh.
'Gree with 1); but not 2)!!; How can you possibly call clues about Helen of Troy and her abductor Paris, the Inchon landing by Doug MacArthur, and Leonidas' 300 at Thermopylae "cheeseball nonsense"?!? Your comment is non sequitur; these subjects are core world history clues fundamental to Western culture. I politely request you re-look at these very interesting and cleverly presented clues which I found both charming and interesting (and went 5/5 BTW)! Also ran "Beers by States"!! ;) 8-)

45R. Instaget FJ. LT: Thunder bay; Gravity; Florida Tosca (Puccini); Live Free, DIE HARD (Willis!).
Pardon my lack of clarity in my comment. The subject matter of the clues was just fine. The cheeseball aspect is the delivery via soap opera acting.
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Re: Monday, May 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by goatman » Mon May 22, 2017 8:31 pm

JLJ wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 8:23 pm
goatman wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 8:07 pm
JLJ wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 12:56 pm
1) A very lively, peppy pace to a game to start a fresh week after the Teachers completed their work...

2) Excluding the Bold & Beautiful video clue category. Ugh. I really, really hate those categories. They're really just cheeseball nonsense that makes it hard to see all of the clues. Add in a pitch from Alex for the new J! mobile game into the DJ round, and well, just Ugh.
'Gree with 1); but not 2)!!; How can you possibly call clues about Helen of Troy and her abductor Paris, the Inchon landing by Doug MacArthur, and Leonidas' 300 at Thermopylae "cheeseball nonsense"?!? Your comment is non sequitur; these subjects are core world history clues fundamental to Western culture. I politely request you re-look at these very interesting and cleverly presented clues which I found both charming and interesting (and went 5/5 BTW)! Also ran "Beers by States"!! ;) 8-)

45R. Instaget FJ. LT: Thunder bay; Gravity; Florida Tosca (Puccini); Live Free, DIE HARD (Willis!).
Pardon my lack of clarity in my comment. The subject matter of the clues was just fine. The cheeseball aspect is the delivery via soap opera acting.
"Okay," he replied, somewhat mollified; "Although I myself found the presentation and format quite endearing!" Different strokes... :P
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Re: Monday, May 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon May 22, 2017 8:36 pm

goatman wrote:
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"Okay," he replied, somewhat mollified; "Although I myself found the presentation and format quite endearing!" Different strokes... :P
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Re: Monday, May 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Category 13 » Mon May 22, 2017 9:26 pm

Good on them for speeding through that last category in J so we could see all 30 clues. I thought we might not finish the DJ round anyway because of the soap opera vids but they managed to get it finished. Good job.

The overall broadcasat was ruined in the end though, with ABC cutting in as Alex started reading the FJ clue. They just couldn't refrain from the blood lust for two more minutes, even though the story broke an hour earlier.

Sub-par wagers from the men with Ragavan throwing caution to the wind when he should have bet small and Justin underbetting for a nice even 10,000.
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Re: Monday, May 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mxc_takeshi » Mon May 22, 2017 10:19 pm

32 right.

Film (4), Thunder (4), Books (4), Letters (4), Beers (2), The Bold & The Beautiful (3)
Russian (2), Weeds (0), Asian (2), World (2), 19th c. Congress (3), Double Vowel (2)

No Lach Trash.

The sound of the word didn't ring a bell to me. I considered and then wrote off India, but my mind blanked on Pakistan, which was dumb.

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Re: Monday, May 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Mon May 22, 2017 10:33 pm

When and where the hell did I learn the word "filigree"?!

Didn't grok Caranjee in time. I knew it had to be a pronunciation link but it just didn't process. Brain was still probably trying to figure out where I ran across 'filigree'...stupid brain.

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Re: Monday, May 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon May 22, 2017 10:34 pm

How did I get to Karachi but not know where Karachi is?
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Re: Monday, May 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Wheatley » Mon May 22, 2017 10:48 pm

Went with Wales for "Cardiff" for FJ for lack of coming up with anything better.
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Re: Monday, May 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by doihavetoreally » Mon May 22, 2017 11:08 pm

Tanya genuinely seemed to be enjoying the process - pleasure to watch. Congrats to her.

Got to the Indian subcontinent, but not the correct response. I'm telling myself that I would convert these kind of halfgets on the actual show :|
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Re: Monday, May 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by morbeedo » Mon May 22, 2017 11:49 pm

BEERS BY STATE went right past me. I drink plenty of beer but couldn't tell you where in the US these beers are brewed, unless we're talking Brooklyn Lager. How does anyone know this?

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Re: Monday, May 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by goatman » Mon May 22, 2017 11:55 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 11:49 pm
BEERS BY STATE went right past me. I drink plenty of beer but couldn't tell you where in the US these beers are brewed, unless we're talking Brooklyn Lager. How does anyone know this?
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