Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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davey wrote: I'm a little embarrassed by my FJ response tonight...the National Symphony...I'm too artsy, the Marine Corps band is not on my radar!
Same here, just to have something -- figured it had to be a national group, but the military didn't even dawn on me. New champ seems pretty sharp and quick on the draw, could be tough to beat.

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skullturf wrote:It'll probably have a reasonably high get rate in the weekly poll, and it's just my fault for not knowing it. Out of curiosity, did other Canadians here get this one?
I can say for certain that this Canadian has no recollection of ever having heard of it.

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Someone in the contestant pool told me that Desiree was having trouble with the bright lights.

Paige and I were both joking last night on FB that the buzzer in the middle podium worked better than the champion's buzzer. :)
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Johnblue wrote:
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Paucle wrote:
Adam Scott looks like he could manage a nice little run. Seemed composed and knew how to play the game. His last DD wager made sure if he missed, Paige would have to run the board to have an FJ shot.
Thank you! I spent half the game trying to figure our what celebrity he reminded me of. That's it

The actor or the golfer? I don't see the resemblance but he sure is sharp. And how do the last 2 clues go unanswered? Desiree had an odd affect. Angry or peeved or something.
I was thinking of the golfer.

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skullturf wrote:
davey wrote:
It'll probably have a reasonably high get rate in the weekly poll, and it's just my fault for not knowing it. Out of curiosity, did other Canadians here get this one?
There are other internationals too :) . No I didn't get it - makes sense to put some 'military' band - but oh well.
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MarkBarrett wrote:I won't put it on the poll, but I am curious about banter vs. bandy. One for banter, here.
I said "bandy" because the clue said something about words and I'm familiar with the phrase "bandy words". I was surprised that "banter" was an acceptable alternative.
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earendel wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:I won't put it on the poll, but I am curious about banter vs. bandy. One for banter, here.
I said "bandy" because the clue said something about words and I'm familiar with the phrase "bandy words". I was surprised that "banter" was an acceptable alternative.
"Exchange of words" in the clue could be either - it's "toss or throw back & forth" that suggests "bandy." You can't banter with a ball. But bantering is like throwing so I think it's close enough...

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earendel wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:I won't put it on the poll, but I am curious about banter vs. bandy. One for banter, here.
I said "bandy" because the clue said something about words and I'm familiar with the phrase "bandy words". I was surprised that "banter" was an acceptable alternative.
"Exchange of words" in the clue could be either - it's "toss or throw back & forth" that suggests "bandy." You can't banter with a ball. But bantering is like throwing so I think it's close enough...

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MarkBarrett wrote:I won't put it on the poll, but I am curious about banter vs. bandy. One for banter, here.
Banter was the word that came out of my mouth, although I agree that bandy is the more correct answer.
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bpmod wrote:
skullturf wrote:It'll probably have a reasonably high get rate in the weekly poll, and it's just my fault for not knowing it. Out of curiosity, did other Canadians here get this one?
I can say for certain that this Canadian has no recollection of ever having heard of it.

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Nor have I. I put down the US Navy Band (so I'm in good company anyways) mainly because I have their page bookmarked and visit it every so often (specifically this page) and thought I even saw on the page once how it's the oldest and goes back to 1780-something yadda yadda yadda, but visiting it again just now it has a big banner "celebrating 89 years", so I guess I remembered wrong.
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doihavetoreally wrote:
skullturf wrote:
davey wrote:
It'll probably have a reasonably high get rate in the weekly poll, and it's just my fault for not knowing it. Out of curiosity, did other Canadians here get this one?
There are other internationals too :) . No I didn't get it - makes sense to put some 'military' band - but oh well.
Where are you from, doihaveto? We usually assume it's just Americans and Canadians here because those are the only countries we're aware of that get it (although I recall Ken mentioning in Braniac how he first watched it as a kid in Korea on the Armed Forces Network)
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theajw wrote:Someone in the contestant pool told me that Desiree was having trouble with the bright lights.

Paige and I were both joking last night on FB that the buzzer in the middle podium worked better than the champion's buzzer. :)
Funny, the rightmost one worked fine for me. ;)

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theajw wrote:Someone in the contestant pool told me that Desiree was having trouble with the bright lights.

Paige and I were both joking last night on FB that the buzzer in the middle podium worked better than the champion's buzzer. :)
Now I feel really bad I lost that card flip! ;)

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Paige looked like she maybe didn't hear the question for her DD. Didn't seem like she was trying to answer a question at all.

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bpmod wrote:
skullturf wrote:It'll probably have a reasonably high get rate in the weekly poll, and it's just my fault for not knowing it. Out of curiosity, did other Canadians here get this one?
I can say for certain that this Canadian has no recollection of ever having heard of it.

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Just for reciprocity's sake, is there a Canadian counterpart? Mounties' chorus or something like that?
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billiej wrote:I'll never understand why people find it so hard to pronounce Bangor correctly, especially since it's sounds like it's spelled (NOT "banger"). :twisted:
Yeah, it's just like so many other words with o's near the end...sailor...traitor...humor... ;) !
OK, point taken, but even those words I don't pronounce with a purely "er" sound, but not quite an "or" sound either - kind of in between, like the champ did with Bangor (it was Alex's "correction" of his pronounciation that irked me, I'm thinking, "shut up, he was closer than you!!").

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jeopardyhopeful wrote:Reminds of a guy I saw one time on WWTBAM back in its glory days who won $500,000 but didn't crack a smile the entire time and looked like he was about as happy to be there as he would be headed to the dentist's office for a root canal.
OK, if you were competing for money like that, would you be focused on the task at hand or would you be giggling like a schoolgirl?

Typically the people with the more serious attitudes perform better. Because they look at it as a competition with a huge payday, not just some fun time in a big city.

Long story short, he won half a million dollars, he was happy and had a great time. Even if the audience couldn't tell. And who cares what they thought.

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Golf wrote:
jeopardyhopeful wrote:Reminds of a guy I saw one time on WWTBAM back in its glory days who won $500,000 but didn't crack a smile the entire time and looked like he was about as happy to be there as he would be headed to the dentist's office for a root canal.
OK, if you were competing for money like that, would you be focused on the task at hand or would you be giggling like a schoolgirl?

Typically the people with the more serious attitudes perform better. Because they look at it as a competition with a huge payday, not just some fun time in a big city.

Long story short, he won half a million dollars, he was happy and had a great time. Even if the audience couldn't tell. And who cares what they thought.
When I was on WWTBAM I was told during one the breaks that I was too "intense", could I smile a little more? Um, OK, I'm already smiling, but whatever. I was happy as hell to be there, but I wasn't going to act like a TPIR contestant.

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