SHC Round 5 Instant Replay Thread {SPOILERS}

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Since there's isn't one already...

I see that several people have answered Aviv for the 12 pointer today. There was a Biblical month named Abib that fits the description, but DoT was asking for Hebrew months, yes? And in the modern Hebrew calender, the month that Passover falls on is Nissan, not Abib. Or am I missing something?

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Woof wrote:Since there's isn't one already...

I see that several people have answered Aviv for the 12 pointer today. There was a Biblical month named Abib that fits the description, but DoT was asking for Hebrew months, yes? And in the modern Hebrew calender, the month that Passover falls on is Nissan, not Abib. Or am I missing something?
I smell a replacement question. I hedged my bets by putting both (nissan and aviv), but there was no one answer that fit the clue.
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I did wonder if the question was meant to say that the month leant its name to a car...

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Nissan is a car.


"This month in which Passover is celebrated and which lent its name to a city takes its name from the Hebrew word for spring."

I see what you did there. :)

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Back in the alternate reality that is SHC, I just want to say thanks for the Doctor Who category today. My daughter and I have only recently discovered the good Doctor, and we have now worked our way through the past six seasons. I could never get into the show as a child, given the mediocre writing, interminable pacing, and under-funded FX. But the David Tennant and Matt Smith years have been a joy to watch.

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Okay, I know that Tom Baker is almost universally beloved as Best Doctor Ever by folks who watched the show prior to the Russell T Davies regenerations, but twice in one category? Really?

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alamble wrote:Okay, I know that Tom Baker is almost universally beloved as Best Doctor Ever by folks who watched the show prior to the Russell T Davies regenerations, but twice in one category? Really?
Nope, it fits:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ac ... the_Doctor

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alamble wrote:Okay, I know that Tom Baker is almost universally beloved as Best Doctor Ever by folks who watched the show prior to the Russell T Davies regenerations, but twice in one category? Really?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ac ... the_Doctor

edit: boo. But hooray for my running the category without ever having seen an episode, and not even understanding it until I got "tenant"! Also, I got the second "baker" without totally understanding that clue. It was obviously between smith and baker, and I looked at the word bing, and decided it was a dessert made with bing cherries, for which the cherries are named. But it turns out it's actually a Chinese flatbread!
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Two very brutal sets of questions today (for me, of course)...

I watched only one episode of Doctor Who and then read a Wiki article on series. The only Doctor I was able to recall was David Tennant. So I spent half an hour on figuring out "typical" surnames like Baker or Smith... McCoy was extra-difficult for me.

Hebrew words were much easier to guess. But my assumption on the fact that the first day of the year might be named after Aleph was wrong. However, reading Bulgakov helped much on the clue about Nisan.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed the challenge. Many thanks to DoT!

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Not only that -- until we got to Tennant -- I figured it was just answers of names associated with TV doctors -- McCoy and Smith, after all...

But that Hebrew category! Oh the pain, the pain......
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OMG! Only now I realised that Aviv, not Nisan was an intended answer for a 12-pointer. After reading Bulgakov's masterpiece "The Master and Margarita" three times I learnt for the rest of my life that Passover takes place in Nisan. But I have never heard about the second name of the month. Rrrrrrgh...

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Damn, I wimped out on 'kippur,' despite knowing that was the day of atonement. I reviewed the High Holy Days after I got the Call, because I was originally set to air during October (Trebek's injury changed that).
The Aviv/Nissan one confused me, so I clammed. Good to know it was the question and not me.

Oh, and I LOVE Doctor Who, so that category rocked.

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TomKBaltimoreBoy wrote:Not only that -- until we got to Tennant -- I figured it was just answers of names associated with TV doctors -- McCoy and Smith, after all...
Same here.

Guess it's a good thing I chickened out and clammed instead of going with Nisan. I couldn't think of a (real life) city to go with it, and didn't want to risk taking the neg.

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xxaaaxx wrote:
TomKBaltimoreBoy wrote:Not only that -- until we got to Tennant -- I figured it was just answers of names associated with TV doctors -- McCoy and Smith, after all...
Same here.

Guess it's a good thing I chickened out and clammed instead of going with Nisan. I couldn't think of a (real life) city to go with it, and didn't want to risk taking the neg.
I can't imagine Nissan would be negged, since it is the month in which Passover takes place. You will undoubtedly be eligible for the inevitable RQ.
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TomKBaltimoreBoy wrote:Not only that -- until we got to Tennant -- I figured it was just answers of names associated with TV doctors -- McCoy and Smith, after all...
Ditto. And I still wasn't completely sure of the category until reading this thread.

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The Dr. Who category went surprisingly well for me, given that it is, by far, the most beloved SF franchise of which I am not a fan. The Hebrew category, OTOH...

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hbomb1947 wrote:You will undoubtedly be eligible for the inevitable RQ.
Only if there's a city named for Nisan, I imagine.

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cinemaniax7 wrote:
hbomb1947 wrote:You will undoubtedly be eligible for the inevitable RQ.
Only if there's a city named for Nisan, I imagine.
Not at all.
If Passover takes place during Nisan, and only during Nisan, then certainly anyone who knows that but knows nothing about whether or not a city is named for Nisan shouldn't be penalized.
I knew from crosswords that Nisan was Passover month, but I also knew from Crosswords that Aviv was a month in their calender. Growing up Christian, I recognized Easter as being a holiday that could fall during one of two months; hoping Passover had the same possibility, I went with the month that I knew fit the city part of the question.
If Passover can occur during either Aviv or Nisan, then this question would go down in SHC history as the neggiest of baits ever!

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TomKBaltimoreBoy wrote:Not only that -- until we got to Tennant -- I figured it was just answers of names associated with TV doctors -- McCoy and Smith, after all...

But that Hebrew category! Oh the pain, the pain......
Doc Baker was on Little House on the Prairie. I also got Smith and McCoy from their shows. I figured out tennant, but clammed on it because I have never seen Doctor Who. Figured Baker was the last one but stupidly clammed. Greater knowledge of Hebrew might have led me to chance those if I had a chance at a perfecto.

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Suze wrote:Damn, I wimped out on 'kippur,' despite knowing that was the day of atonement. I reviewed the High Holy Days after I got the Call, because I was originally set to air during October (Trebek's injury changed that).
The Aviv/Nissan one confused me, so I clammed. Good to know it was the question and not me.

Oh, and I LOVE Doctor Who, so that category rocked.
How did his injury change the date of your show's airing? Did the taping schedule get changed, thus forcing someone to drop out and getting you bumped to a differant spot in the lineup?

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