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Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:02 pm

Government Sites
Begun as part of a 1930s project to reclaim Maryland mountain land, it's officially "Naval Support Facility Thurmont".

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What is Camp David? Blake and Sarah said the U.S. Naval Academy; Jon said the Naval Observatory.

Sarah McNitt: $22,200-$2,001=$20,199...now a 5-day champion with $89,398
Jon McGuire: $10,000-1,620=$8,380
Blake Perkins: $5,000-$5,000=$0
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Re: Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:27 pm

Ran Animals and Word Puzzles.

I thought Chip for $200 was very undervalued. Got the middle 3, then clammed on "Goodwill" since I couldn't think of a film name that sounded like it. A bit embarrassing since I shop at Goodwill weekly.

Gulf was the worst category for me, with only $200 right.

Overall, a very easy J! round with 20/30.

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Is that Lou Gehrig category the longest name ever?

Brit Food from $1200 down was miles over my head. Derp moment at $800 when I couldn't think of a food associated with Cosby.

4/5 in Same Name. Another brain jam on $1200. "Oh, not Charlotte, the other Carolina's capital." But my mind was just latched onto Charlotte and would not let go. Hate it when that happens, and it happens EVERY. FREAKING. DAY!!!

I thought Hoover was a total YKIOYD in Lou Gehrig for $400. You can't even give us a year to go on? Cheap. That category was my only 0/5 today.

Was there an edit before the FJ! category reveal? Sure seemed like it was abrupt.

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Did I insta-get a TS again?!? Wow.
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Re: Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:28 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:4/5 in Same Name. Another brain jam on $1200. "Oh, not Charlotte, the other Carolina's capital." But my mind was just latched onto Charlotte and would not let go. Hate it when that happens, and it happens EVERY. FREAKING. DAY!!!
Raleigh, not Charlotte, so ...

Zero chance on FJ. Was 99% sure Ft McHenry was wrong, but hey.

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Re: Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:29 pm

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TenPoundHammer wrote:4/5 in Same Name. Another brain jam on $1200. "Oh, not Charlotte, the other Carolina's capital." But my mind was just latched onto Charlotte and would not let go. Hate it when that happens, and it happens EVERY. FREAKING. DAY!!!
Raleigh, not Charlotte, so ...
Sure, rub salt in the wound, why don't you. :lol:
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Re: Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Golf » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:30 pm

Would have been really tempted to answer the Argo clue with "Argh go f--- yourself Trebek!"

Let's see now, ring in when the answer is a U.S. state and don't say a word. Truly brilliant. Give up a >2% chance to guess the right answer.

And of course only wagering $4000 instead of all $5600 turns a winnable game into a lock. Then when he has a free and clear $2k 2nd place prize going into FJ he risks that as well.

Do TPTB have a resolution for 2014 that no contestant can exhibit proper game play strategy?

Regardless, the champ was certainly deserving of victory today.
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Re: Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jpr281 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:32 pm

Great job Sarah!

Didn't get FJ! only thing that came to mind was the Naval Observatory.

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Re: Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:32 pm

Golf wrote:Let's see now, ring in when the answer is a U.S. state and don't say a word. Truly brilliant. Give up a >2% chance to guess the right answer.
Right? Pick a state that isn't Texas.

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Re: Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Leonardisawesome » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:33 pm

If I answered "Site R" to Final, would the government have made them edit it out?

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Re: Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Golf » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:34 pm

econgator wrote:
Golf wrote:Let's see now, ring in when the answer is a U.S. state and don't say a word. Truly brilliant. Give up a >2% chance to guess the right answer.
Right? Pick a state that isn't Texas.
Sure. Didn't that seem obvious to everybody at game speed? And in reality you could have also eliminated the states always used as well as Alaska and Hawaii.

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Re: Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by lisa0012 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:34 pm

Alex's accent totally threw me off on Argo.
Great job Sarah! I held my breath for a second when you rang in on the last clue and risked your lock.
I was also at the academy, which I knew made zero sense, but I was stuck.

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Re: Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Leonardisawesome » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:36 pm

I thought Final was either Site R or Camp David. Didn't it have "mountain" in the clue? That eliminated the Naval Academy.

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Re: Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by esrever » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:36 pm

Congrats Sarah on your fifth win!

I ran "Word Puzzles" and "1970s #1 Hits"

Picked up Lach trash on "Illinois", "Minnesota" and "divan"

FJ was an instaget. I've been to Thurmont, Maryland, where Camp David is located.

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Re: Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Golf » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:40 pm

lisa0012 wrote:Alex's accent totally threw me off on Argo.
Great job Sarah! I held my breath for a second when you rang in on the last clue and risked your lock.
Eh, you've also got to protect your lock so it should probably be treated as any other clue. Now, if she would have had $4k more it would have been silly.

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Re: Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Leander » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:40 pm

Camp David was the first answer that came to mind, based on the dates and mountain location. I was thrown a bit by the Naval part of the clue, but would have stuck with it as nothing else made sense.

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Re: Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by skullturf » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:43 pm

I got FJ, but wasn't confident about it. (There were at least two FJs last week where the same thing happened to me.)

I missed Monday's FJ the previous two weeks, so it's nice to finally start a week on the right foot.

I know nothing about the history of Camp David, but was reasonably sure it was in Maryland, and I figure it counts as a "government site". I also considered the US Naval Academy, but figured that it was likely in its current location before the 1930s, whereas Camp David seemed to fit better with a 1930s planning or inception date.

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Re: Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by everestian » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:45 pm

Felt good playing along today. 5/5'd both the Word Puzzles and 1970s No. 1 Hits categories! The Eagles clue was boss.

I also 4/5'd the Animal Words category, though I choked on caballine. If only I remembered my high school Spanish and connected horse with "caballo."

Meanwhile, the DJ round was alright. Screwed up the $2000 clue in the literary category, but oh well. Got both Daily Double questions in the Lou Gehrig and Recent Movies categories.
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Kings Speech. Bloody brilliant movie.
The FJ was downright impossible though. No way I could have gotten that. Hopefully I'll get the FJ tomorrow.


Final results:
23/30 in the J! Round
22/30 in the DJ! Round

Good work, Sarah! Yer on a roll, keep it up!
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Re: Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:47 pm

everestian wrote:Felt good playing along today. 5/5'd both the Word Puzzles and 1970s No. 1 Hits categories! The Eagles clue was boss.
There was an Eagles clue? I thought they were Elton John, Jackson 5, Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head, Gloria Gaynor, and Wings.
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Re: Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by everestian » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:55 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
everestian wrote:Felt good playing along today. 5/5'd both the Word Puzzles and 1970s No. 1 Hits categories! The Eagles clue was boss.
There was an Eagles clue? I thought they were Elton John, Jackson 5, Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head, Gloria Gaynor, and Wings.
I thought it was Eagles. Perhaps I'm confusing clues and thought of "spread eagle" instead of Wings. Either way, still got both of them right because I'm 99% sure I was able to read the clues off my TV screen.
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