Thursday, March 13, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Turned the TV on after the first category had been played. Picked up "de Beauvoir," "chestnut," "Daniel," and "river."

Somehow misread FJ and the word "closest" crept in. So I was trying to think of a country whose capital was 4000 miles away from the capital of its closest neighbor. :oops:

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Do I get to be the smart-alec who says Paris & Brasilia, even though neither is on a peninsula?

Oh, goody.

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Concerning the Bible Art question about the huge bunch of grapes the spies brought back in Numbers...
I answered 'the land of milk and honey'. It seems to match the way it was phrased at least as well
as 'the Promised Land'. Any opinions on whether it would be ruled correct as well?

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DadofTwins wrote:Do I get to be the smart-alec who says Paris & Brasilia, even though neither is on a peninsula?

Oh, goody.
I'm guessing you missed the word "border"?

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Steppenwolf wrote:Concerning the Bible Art question about the huge bunch of grapes the spies brought back in Numbers...
I answered 'the land of milk and honey'. It seems to match the way it was phrased at least as well
as 'the Promised Land'. Any opinions on whether it would be ruled correct as well?
Oh! I totally did that, too!

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Steppenwolf wrote:Concerning the Bible Art question about the huge bunch of grapes the spies brought back in Numbers...
I answered 'the land of milk and honey'. It seems to match the way it was phrased at least as well
as 'the Promised Land'. Any opinions on whether it would be ruled correct as well?
That's actually what I said too. I counted myself wrong, but I'm certainly willing to have my mind changed. I'm pretty sure they do refer to the same place, so.
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econgator wrote:
DadofTwins wrote:Do I get to be the smart-alec who says Paris & Brasilia, even though neither is on a peninsula?

Oh, goody.
I'm guessing you missed the word "border"?
Nah, Brazil borders French Guiana. I doubt Alex would get it, but it'd be amusing for the 9 people at home who would :).

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Diana filled her role of giant killer perfectly... she's a female, and she lost her next game. How does it always happen this way?!

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hscer wrote:
Steppenwolf wrote:Concerning the Bible Art question about the huge bunch of grapes the spies brought back in Numbers...
I answered 'the land of milk and honey'. It seems to match the way it was phrased at least as well
as 'the Promised Land'. Any opinions on whether it would be ruled correct as well?
That's actually what I said too. I counted myself wrong, but I'm certainly willing to have my mind changed. I'm pretty sure they do refer to the same place, so.
It would depend on what the wording of the clue was as well as the name of the painting and the scriptural reference the artist was making.

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zakharov wrote:After the bouncing and the tournaments, playing the "traditional" way was like playing on easy mode. I didn't track my score but I know I did a lot better than the last few Arthur games.

Picked up the trash on chestnut, Simone de Beauvoir, the Last Supper, and Promised Land. Surprised that nobody got de Beauvoir.

I went with Moscow and Beijing for FJ. Didn't know that Pyongyang was on a peninsula, and considering I just read a book on NK I probably should.
That's why they call it the Korean peninsula, right? I don't think I would have come up with it for a long time...With all the news lately, all I could think of was Moscow and Kiev, even though I know the latter is not in Crimea... :oops:
As for de Beauvoir, maybe I'm just cranky lately, but it's irritating when someone confidently hits a category - at $1200, it seemed like she was going to bounce - and then knows nothing about the topic...(To be fair, she got The Red and the Black...) Almost as irritating as passing up a Daily Double placed in one's lap...

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heelsrule1988 wrote:Diana filled her role of giant killer perfectly... she's a female, and she lost her next game. How does it always happen this way?!
In a week, the only people who will remember her name are those on this board.

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Count me as another (since a few others seem to have had trouble as well) who thought they wanted a city that made up most or all of its peninsula (like Athens or Istanbul or San Francisco or pre-filled-in-Back-Bay-Boston, although of course only one of those is a current capital), not a city that happened to be located on a much larger peninsula.

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Wow. Russia borders North Korea. Who'd have thought? Russia borders a lot of countries. I count at least eleven. I'm guessing when they say "border", they mean they have to physically touch, not be separated by water, right? So Russia would not be considered to border the US or Japan, even though they are close enough at some points you could throw a rock from one country to the other?

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3/5 for me in Automakers with Honda, Tucker and Pierce. I'll take it. AP can decide which one was each player. ;)

I had the moll, but not the gun to complete the "G.M." requirement.

Last night's combined Coryat: 31,000
Tonight's: 32,400

It was a different night with Arthur no longer playing. The DDs were in boxes totaling $3600 and the wagers totaled $3700.

Yes, Periodic Spelling was a good category to bet the farm if there was a DD and a good one to ring in ASAP and use the extra time to figure it out as long as you are decent with such type clues. Nice work by Jessica.

Can I have a redo on the FJ! clue? I quickly figured out that Moscow was half. Great. Figuring out the peninsula part led me to Korea. Great again. I wrote Seoul. There is no justification or excuse for doing that and I will not even try.



Congrats to Matt for being smarter with his response.

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I miss Diana.

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Here's the actual line reading on Homer Simpson saying he doesn't know Mr. Burns's first name. I don't know what Alex was doing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7BkdARYNAE

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DadofTwins wrote:Do I get to be the smart-alec who says Paris & Brasilia, even though neither is on a peninsula?

Oh, goody.
That was my thinking, and I'm pretty sure that more than 4000 mi separates them, too.

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That was my thinking, and I'm pretty sure that more than 4000 mi separates them, too
5472.something miles, by air!

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An airplane blew a tire in Philadelphia and therefore channel 6 had to preempt DJ for a static picture of a plane on the ground.

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jeff6286 wrote:
Matt Kish: $13,000+$10,201=$23,201...now a 1-day champion with $23,201
Jessica Rebel: $11,600-$11,598=$2
Diana Peloquin: $5,700-$5,697=$3
Jessica must have really hated Arthur. So was so appreciative of Diana beating him she gave her second place and an extra $1,000.

In Matt's spot on the last DD I might have considered betting $8,200. That gives me a crush if I'm right and exactly half the leader's total if I'm wrong. If I had enough to give me a lock if I'm right I would have seriously considered it. I got Daniel but am still wondering where in the Bible Mona Lisa appeared.

I had Moscow but couldn't come up with anything else and scribbled down Washington DC and Mexico City just to have something.

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