Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Re: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Woof » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:14 pm

Wasn't that FJ a LL question in the not-too-distant past? Or maybe it was a pub trivia question that I encountered. Whichever, it was an instaget for me last night. The new champ had better learn not to guess quite as much if he wants to be a repeat winner.

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Re: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Bigdogstalfos » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:17 pm

Woof wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:14 pm
Wasn't that FJ a LL question in the not-too-distant past? Or maybe it was a pub trivia question that I encountered. Whichever, it was an instaget for me last night. The new champ had better learn not to guess quite as much if he wants to be a repeat winner.
It was one of the LearnedLeague Live questions from this past summer that TI posted on the boards.

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Re: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Robert K S » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:42 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:11 am
Was the first break a game of spot the board member?
Who was it?

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Re: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:04 pm

Robert K S wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:42 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:11 am
Was the first break a game of spot the board member?
Who was it?
The quick look had me pretty sure, though not certain, it is Spiny Norman who posted he was at the taping. Blue/white checked shirt far right, second row.

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Re: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Woof » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:24 pm

Bigdogstalfos wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:17 pm
Woof wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:14 pm
Wasn't that FJ a LL question in the not-too-distant past? Or maybe it was a pub trivia question that I encountered. Whichever, it was an instaget for me last night. The new champ had better learn not to guess quite as much if he wants to be a repeat winner.
It was one of the LearnedLeague Live questions from this past summer that TI posted on the boards.
Ah! Thanks. I played LLL in Vegas this summer (at a table featuring Pam Mueller, Dan Melia and Joe Trela, among others), so that's where I ran across it.

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Re: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by True North » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:06 pm

Coryat: $36,800 (44R, 2W)
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: iron curtain (DD), voice vote, Caribbean, Lil Wayne

Fun set of categories for me. Swept “Vo”cabulary, Basketball, Misleading Names and Islands. Would’ve gone 5/5 on Aeneid (and had a $40K day) if not for the head-slapping answer of Poseidon instead of Neptune. :oops:

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Post by talkingaway » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:24 pm

True North wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:06 pm
Coryat: $36,800 (44R, 2W)
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: iron curtain (DD), voice vote, Caribbean, Lil Wayne

Fun set of categories for me. Swept “Vo”cabulary, Basketball, Misleading Names and Islands. Would’ve gone 5/5 on Aeneid (and had a $40K day) if not for the head-slapping answer of Poseidon instead of Neptune. :oops:
Same here for Poseidon vs Neptune. I wish there were a J! convention where analogous Greek and Roman gods were considered synonyms - kind of like how you generally only have to give a last name. I can parse out Greek/Roman in FJ! time, but not when I’m on the buzzer.

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Re: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:53 pm

True North wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:06 pm
Would’ve gone 5/5 on Aeneid (and had a $40K day) if not for the head-slapping answer of Poseidon instead of Neptune. :oops:
Ouch. And since they took the category in order, you'd already been reminded that The Aeneid was a Roman work, not Greek.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:56 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:11 am
Barbados & Bonaiare: This big "C"

Shannon: What is Curaçao?
Sathvik: What is Grand Cayman?
And nothing from Kevin. This despite the fact that Shannon said, none too softly, "Oh, Caribbean" after her neg.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:02 pm

Went with Toys R Us for FJ, even though I was pretty sure they were from back east somewhere. I knew Bend, OR was important, but I didn't know which company to associate with that location. Turns out I would have been better off focusing on 2004. I well remember getting DVDs from Netflix back in that time frame. And Blockbuster came along and tried to compete by offering their patented "We charge more because we have worse selection and service" approach. It didn't work. I was always surprised at how well it worked for them with the brick and mortar stores. Why rent a tape from Blockbuster for $2.99 when you can get it from the mom and pop place for $1.99? Despite that, I guess they did have one advantage that simply didn't transfer to the by-mail and then streaming model: location, location, location.

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Post by Peter the accountant » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:36 am

A very annoying FJ for me. I'm a fan of a YouTube channel that tells the stories of well-known failed businesses - how they grew and what lead to their demise. I'm sure Blockbuster has been covered. And the date clues are there. But Radio Shack was the first thing that came to mind and I couldn't shake it long enough to come up with other possibilities.
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Post by nserven » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:42 pm

I love the Last Blockbuster Twitter parody account:

https://twitter.com/loneblockbuster

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:43 am

Coryat: 41,200
50 R/2 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: shabu-shabu, Zanzibar, iron curtain (DD), voice vote, Caribbean Sea, greasepaint

I have never been to the Blockbuster in Bend, but I did get to see the Anchorage store when my wife and I crossed off Alaska as our 50th state together back in 2017.

So much lack of situational awareness toward the end of DJ!. Sathvik takes the lead and then immediately hits DD2 on clue 23. It's particularly promising since the correct response has to be an 11-letter word, and yet he thoughtlessly spits out a $2000 wager. Then, after dispatching with that DD, he is faced with a choice of another clue in the same category, a top-row clue in another category, or picking a box in the Aeneid category where DD3 was guaranteed to be hiding. He picks the top-row clue. Shannon solves that one, giving her control and the chance to find the last remaining DD. Of course, she goes back to 11-Letter Words instead. Yikes.

Speaking of the Aeneid, I'm kinda wishing I had seen that category before playing the most recent LL match day.

New Leitner box material: Abelard and Heloise. I've heard the pair come up on J! before, but I couldn't pull the info from the back of my braincage.
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