Thursday, January 19, 2023 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Congrats Schliemann! I first joined the Sony jboard in 2008, and Troy was there winning trivia quizzes and working hard to get on J! and win. 15 years later, 4 LLRC victories, countless other quiz accolades, and he finally got his chance... and it was really close. Way closer than I would have predicted with most opponents. I think that just makes it better. Well done to all 3 contestants!
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WTG Schliebert! Hoping if enough of us old-timers resurface we can get you to rear your head as well.
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I am glad I failed to register the name of the contestants upon introduction. I forgot that Troy would debut as a challenger Kraken today. Now I'm not so sad to see the schoolteacher lose, especially since she had a decent payday as a 1 day champ. Too bad she lost the way she did, just one buzzer win from having enough grubstake to justify the suicide wager she made just because.

I expect some dominance for a few games now that Troy has dodged the X-factor. Troy is 512/527 (.972 QPct) on World History, his strongest category in Learned League. And whiffs. Just wow. The table is set for 30 in a row now :lol:.

This was an awesome FJ clue. A head slapper if you don't connect the dots to the unlucky wives contracting sudden death syndrome at the beheading venue, and I assume a burial place nearby. I've been to the Tower of London, but I try not to waste brain cells on things like British Royalty. The Crown Jewels are cool 8-). I don't recall a cemetery or gravesites/tombs connected to venue, but that isn't my jam anyway. I guessed Westminster Abbey, because at least there are dead people there.
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To me it was Thomas More who made the clue snap into place, rather than the unnamed queens...A man who died in disgrace and punishment...hey, just like some queens...surely not buried in a place of honor...
I may have to try to read Wolf Hall again...
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twelvefootboy wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:29 pm I don't recall a cemetery or gravesites/tombs connected to venue,
They're in the chapel on-site. I went to the Tower twice, once with a group of students and once with just my wife when she came. I didn't go to the chapel with the students, but did with my wife. It's not in one of the main buildings; you have to make a little effort to go see it.

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davey wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:46 pm To me it was Thomas More who made the clue snap into place, rather than the unnamed queens...A man who died in disgrace and punishment...hey, just like some queens...surely not buried in a place of honor...
I may have to try to read Wolf Hall again...
I focused more on More being Catholic unfortunately. I assumed without thinking too hard that this was true of the three queens. So I thought maybe Westminster Cathedral (not Abbey), but it felt like that wasn't a famous enough landmark. (It also wasn't completed until 1903, but I didn't know that.) Ended up saying St. Paul's in desperation. When Mrs P said the Tower of London I knew she was right. So much for my streak.
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I presume there will be an "I have visited the Tower" choice on the poll; given the beefeater clue on the other episode tonight, I'd also like to see "I visited the Tower and got a tour from a beefeater".
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Whew - a nailbiter at the end. Congrats Schliemann!!
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DBear wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 1:50 pm
Robert K S wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 1:46 pm
MarkBarrett wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 1:41 pm Canterbury.
That was my response too. Given another minute or two to think about it, I probably would've understood the significance behind "three 16th century English queens".
coin flip between Westminster & Canterbury. Reread the clue, & picked up on the queens. :mrgreen:
most are probably thinking queens regnant instead of queens consort.
And there's well more than 3 queens consort in Westminster Abbey...(and only slightly more than 3 queens regnant)
Something I probably should've thought

And I figured More was reburied at some point, like Richard III

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Coincidence tonight, I watched this episode on DVR immediately after getting home from a production of “Six.”

Congrats Schliemann
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Troy plays the kid, the other two contestants are represented by Laurence Fishburne.

Heck, for all I know chess is where Troy got his handle here.
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I was thinking Balmoral, but I knew the throne got Scot-ified in the 17th century, and I didn't give enough thought to who the three queens could be. (Only two queens that didn't have "consort" in their titles were allowed to reign in the 16th century.)
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Poll request for Dionne.
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MarkBarrett wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 1:41 pm I am snakebit on FJ! clues this week and wrote Canterbury. :oops:
That was my precall and I figured I might as well stick with it. Probably would have said Westminster if I hadn't, so wrong either way. Funny thing is I put the book Wolf Hall in my library queue last year after reading about Hillary Mantel's death and just started it about two days ago. I'll bet if I was further into it I would have gotten this FJ since Henry VIII and Thomas More are both characters in the book.
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By the way, I think Ken made a rare pronunciation mistake tonight. I thought I heard him pronounce the knot "bowline" like it's spelled rather than the correct "bow-lin" with a schwa in the second syllable.
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This Is Kirk! wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 11:49 pm Funny thing is I put the book Wolf Hall in my library queue last year after reading about Hillary Mantel's death and just started it about two days ago. I'll bet if I was further into it I would have gotten this FJ since Henry VIII and Thomas More are both characters in the book.
Thing is, More doesn't die - and presumably get buried - for 2 more volumes... ;)
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Westminster Abbey was my first thought for FJ, but quickly realized that Thomas More would not have been buried there, and then got Tower of London
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This Is Kirk! wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 11:52 pm By the way, I think Ken made a rare pronunciation mistake tonight. I thought I heard him pronounce the knot "bowline" like it's spelled rather than the correct "bow-lin" with a schwa in the second syllable.
Does this mean Ken was never a Boy Scout? He gets my forgiveness, since this is the first I'm learning of this particular pronunciation myself. I never got beyond Cub... :)
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When Troy hit the $2,000 Daily Double in state capitals I was egging him on tdd! tdd! Because really, what are they going to ask about state capitals that I don't know?


This Is Kirk! wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 11:52 pm By the way, I think Ken made a rare pronunciation mistake tonight. I thought I heard him pronounce the knot "bowline" like it's spelled rather than the correct "bow-lin" with a schwa in the second syllable.
Is that kind of pronunciation standard your wheelhouse or your forecastle?

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floridagator wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 12:28 am
This Is Kirk! wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 11:52 pm By the way, I think Ken made a rare pronunciation mistake tonight. I thought I heard him pronounce the knot "bowline" like it's spelled rather than the correct "bow-lin" with a schwa in the second syllable.
Is that kind of pronunciation standard your wheelhouse or your forecastle?
Any good boatswain would know.
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