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This Is Kirk! wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 12:33 pm
opusthepenguin wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 6:37 pm I don't see a path for someone to reason their way to the right response. Either you know the fact or you know German for "short" or you spend 30 seconds spinning your wheels trying to think of books with short characters from around 1902.
That was me. I said Peter Pan just to have something. Pretty lame clue if you ask me.
Another thing I hate about it...What's with this name of his? As I recall, Kurtz isn't given a first or another name...What's wrong with His name is...? :roll:
I thought the clue was suggesting that the character pre-existed the 1902 work...

I'll answer my own question...They wanted the this...But why not frontload it with this enigmatic character? Maybe they thought we'd lose track of it with that useless stuff in the middle... :roll:
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davey wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 12:47 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 12:33 pm
opusthepenguin wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 6:37 pm I don't see a path for someone to reason their way to the right response. Either you know the fact or you know German for "short" or you spend 30 seconds spinning your wheels trying to think of books with short characters from around 1902.
That was me. I said Peter Pan just to have something. Pretty lame clue if you ask me.
Another thing I hate about it...What's with this name of his? As I recall, Kurtz isn't given a first or another name...What's wrong with His name is...? :roll:
I thought the clue was suggesting that the character pre-existed the 1902 work...

I'll answer my own question...They wanted the this...But why not frontload it with this enigmatic character? Maybe they thought we'd lose track of it with that useless stuff in the middle... :roll:
My best guess they were emphasizing "give the name" over "name the character" in hopes of preventing a wayward "Colonel" from slipping into an otherwise correct response. They've had to neg a "Colonel Kurtz" in the DJ round in the past because it was a Heart of Darkness clue and that's the Apocalypse Now character.
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Re: Tuesday, February 6, 2024 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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seaborgium wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 1:59 pm
davey wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 12:47 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 12:33 pm
opusthepenguin wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 6:37 pm I don't see a path for someone to reason their way to the right response. Either you know the fact or you know German for "short" or you spend 30 seconds spinning your wheels trying to think of books with short characters from around 1902.
That was me. I said Peter Pan just to have something. Pretty lame clue if you ask me.
Another thing I hate about it...What's with this name of his? As I recall, Kurtz isn't given a first or another name...What's wrong with His name is...? :roll:
I thought the clue was suggesting that the character pre-existed the 1902 work...

I'll answer my own question...They wanted the this...But why not frontload it with this enigmatic character? Maybe they thought we'd lose track of it with that useless stuff in the middle... :roll:
My best guess they were emphasizing "give the name" over "name the character" in hopes of preventing a wayward "Colonel" from slipping into an otherwise correct response. They've had to neg a "Colonel Kurtz" in the DJ round in the past because it was a Heart of Darkness clue and that's the Apocalypse Now character.
A good theory, thanks!
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Heart of Darkness is a work from 1899. :roll:
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Bartleby wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:14 pm Heart of Darkness is a work from 1899. :roll:
It was serialized in 1899 but first published as a book in 1902.
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Bartleby wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:14 pm Heart of Darkness is a work from 1899. :roll:
I was going to point this out as well. While the clue's information was not technically incorrect, it definitely served as a potential misleading element to what was already a difficult clue.
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Oh, almost forgot. Please, writers, retire those stupid categories that make us give TWO TITLES from the things you squish together.

"A Farewell to the Sea" = HEMINGWAY. Not *exaggerated deep breath* "A Farewell to Arms and The Old Man and the Sea"

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AndyTheQuizzer wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:17 pm
Bartleby wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:14 pm Heart of Darkness is a work from 1899. :roll:
It was serialized in 1899 but first published as a book in 1902.
The clue mentions nothing about a book (that 1902 collection of three works isn't even titled Heart of Darkness). Dates are the most vital part of any trivia question that includes them and I'd hope the writers would be the most diligent when they show up in a final.
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DCFan1911 wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:20 pm
Bartleby wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:14 pm Heart of Darkness is a work from 1899. :roll:
I was going to point this out as well. While the clue's information was not technically incorrect, it definitely served as a potential misleading element to what was already a difficult clue.
I'd argue the information is incorrect. You wouldn't say "Under Pressure" (released as a single in October of 1981) was a work from 1982 because it didn't show up on an album until Queen's Hot Space (released in May of 1982).
I would prefer not to.
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Bartleby wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 11:37 pm
DCFan1911 wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:20 pm
Bartleby wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:14 pm Heart of Darkness is a work from 1899. :roll:
I was going to point this out as well. While the clue's information was not technically incorrect, it definitely served as a potential misleading element to what was already a difficult clue.
I'd argue the information is incorrect. You wouldn't say "Under Pressure" (released as a single in October of 1981) was a work from 1982 because it didn't show up on an album until Queen's Hot Space (released in May of 1982).
If the single's release involved it coming out in three separate pieces, and it didn't appear in self-contained entirety until it was part of an album, you might!
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seaborgium wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 12:31 am
Bartleby wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 11:37 pm
DCFan1911 wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:20 pm
Bartleby wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:14 pm Heart of Darkness is a work from 1899. :roll:
I was going to point this out as well. While the clue's information was not technically incorrect, it definitely served as a potential misleading element to what was already a difficult clue.
I'd argue the information is incorrect. You wouldn't say "Under Pressure" (released as a single in October of 1981) was a work from 1982 because it didn't show up on an album until Queen's Hot Space (released in May of 1982).
If the single's release involved it coming out in three separate pieces, and it didn't appear in self-contained entirety until it was part of an album, you might!
Yeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt! Tens of thousands of people read every word of a work in one year but it somehow only really comes out three years later? Serialized media (written fiction, tv shows, comic books, etc.) aren't actually works of art until they come out in collected form? :?
I would prefer not to.
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seaborgium wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 12:31 am
Bartleby wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 11:37 pm
DCFan1911 wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:20 pm
Bartleby wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:14 pm Heart of Darkness is a work from 1899. :roll:
I was going to point this out as well. While the clue's information was not technically incorrect, it definitely served as a potential misleading element to what was already a difficult clue.
I'd argue the information is incorrect. You wouldn't say "Under Pressure" (released as a single in October of 1981) was a work from 1982 because it didn't show up on an album until Queen's Hot Space (released in May of 1982).
If the single's release involved it coming out in three separate pieces, and it didn't appear in self-contained entirety until it was part of an album, you might!
So..... Lord of the Rings?
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