The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by Volante » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:16 pm

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:38 pm

If you see "fourth voyage" in the top box of EXPLORERS then go with Christopher Columbus. That's it. It's that simple.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:42 pm

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If you see "fourth voyage" in the top box of EXPLORERS then go with Christopher Columbus. That's it. It's that simple.
I always thought he was a one-hit wonder.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:53 pm

You asked. :D Franklin Pierce has not been used since....October 3rd. This Year. This season. This Month.

#8064, aired 2019-10-03 AUTHORS: BORN & DIED $1600: His story began in Salem, Mass. in 1804 & ended 60 years later during a trip to New Hampshire with Franklin Pierce

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by talkingaway » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:00 pm

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Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:53 pm
You asked. :D Franklin Pierce has not been used since....October 3rd. This Year. This season. This Month.

#8064, aired 2019-10-03 AUTHORS: BORN & DIED $1600: His story began in Salem, Mass. in 1804 & ended 60 years later during a trip to New Hampshire with Franklin Pierce
In fairness, Pierce isn't the big "clue" there, is it? It's Salem, right? I'd NHO the Pierce/Hawthorne road trip story until then, but I tend to be weak with author bios.

Omitting a "Benjamin - - Brosnan" wordplay clue where you have to fill in the blank that has nothing to do with the actual person, the last real meaty Pierce clue was:

#7755, aired 2018-05-04 PRESIDENTS' ONE-SYLLABLE LAST NAMES $1600: The son of a governor of New Hampshire, he was known as Young Hickory

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by Bigdogstalfos » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:54 pm

talkingaway wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:00 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:53 pm
You asked. :D Franklin Pierce has not been used since....October 3rd. This Year. This season. This Month.

#8064, aired 2019-10-03 AUTHORS: BORN & DIED $1600: His story began in Salem, Mass. in 1804 & ended 60 years later during a trip to New Hampshire with Franklin Pierce
In fairness, Pierce isn't the big "clue" there, is it? It's Salem, right? I'd NHO the Pierce/Hawthorne road trip story until then, but I tend to be weak with author bios.

Omitting a "Benjamin - - Brosnan" wordplay clue where you have to fill in the blank that has nothing to do with the actual person, the last real meaty Pierce clue was:

#7755, aired 2018-05-04 PRESIDENTS' ONE-SYLLABLE LAST NAMES $1600: The son of a governor of New Hampshire, he was known as Young Hickory
Pierce and Hawthorne being besties is A Thing That Comes Up for sure. Hawthorne even wrote Pierce’s campaign biography, creatively titled Life of Franklin Pierce. While Salem is definitely bigger as a clue, Pierce isn’t a throwaway by any means.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:58 pm

I guess fourth time was not the charm:


#8019, aired 2019-06-20 ACTORS BY ROLE $2000: Scene-stealing friend Peik Lin Goh in "Crazy Rich Asians"
#8001, aired 2019-05-27 ACTRESSES $1200: Constance Wu, Jessica on "Fresh Off the Boat", hit the big screen in this 2018 rom-com
#7962, aired 2019-04-02 BESTSELLERS $400: "China Rich Girlfriend" & "Rich People Problems" are follow-ups to this bestseller by Kevin Kwan

Any movie #1 at the box office three weeks in a row is fair game for the FJ! round.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:07 pm

Having J! on now at the proper airing time I noticed Johnny's hands were shown applauding as the show went into the first break.

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Post by seaborgium » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:43 am

CasketRomance wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:41 am
morbeedo wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:05 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:08 pm
morbeedo wrote:
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That was a Kid’s Week level final jeopardy
so you are saying tenpoundhammer would not do well on a kids week episode?
Isn’t there a separate thread for that?
yeah you are right, but this is easier..i am lazy..now if they had an option to quote and send it to another thread, then i would do that, but they don't, so i just do the quotes in the given thread
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by alietr » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:20 am

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Also I see literally zero reason to retain this film for future reference. The director has zero Archive hits, and doesn't seem to have worked on anything else noteworthy. The actors seem like they're Z-tier at best.
That's fine; that's your choice. Just don't moan and groan about missing it the next time (which, unfortunately, is virtually guaranteed).

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by talkingaway » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:00 pm

alietr wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:20 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:18 am
Also I see literally zero reason to retain this film for future reference. The director has zero Archive hits, and doesn't seem to have worked on anything else noteworthy. The actors seem like they're Z-tier at best.
That's fine; that's your choice. Just don't moan and groan about missing it the next time (which, unfortunately, is virtually guaranteed).
Henry Golding, the male protagonist in "Crazy Rich Asians", was also in "A Simple Favor". That movie, while not a blockbuster, was based on a book, which J! seems to like.

He's also in "Last Christmas", whose preview I hate, because...
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...it's so obvious to me that his character is dead/invisible/an angel/a figment of the imagination, like a rom-com version of "The Sixth Sense".

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:43 am

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Believe it or not, I have never in my life sat through an entire episode of an anime before. A friend of mine suggested that I watch My Hero Academia. For those unfamiliar, it's about a boy named Izuku Midoriya, who does not have naturally occurring superpowers in a world where most people do. But he wants to be a hero anyway, so through the help of a superhero named All Might, he ends up gaining a power and enlisting in a superhero school.

I haven't gotten far into the show yet, but right now, I feel like I'm Izuku Midoriya, Josh Hill is All Might, and the Jeopardy! stage is the school.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by davey » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:39 am

talkingaway wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:00 pm
alietr wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:20 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:18 am
Also I see literally zero reason to retain this film for future reference. The director has zero Archive hits, and doesn't seem to have worked on anything else noteworthy. The actors seem like they're Z-tier at best.
That's fine; that's your choice. Just don't moan and groan about missing it the next time (which, unfortunately, is virtually guaranteed).
Henry Golding, the male protagonist in "Crazy Rich Asians", was also in "A Simple Favor". That movie, while not a blockbuster, was based on a book, which J! seems to like.

He's also in "Last Christmas", whose preview I hate, because...
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...it's so obvious to me that his character is dead/invisible/an angel/a figment of the imagination, like a rom-com version of "The Sixth Sense".
It's so obvious it's already become...a meme? ...a trope?

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by seaborgium » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:27 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:46 pm
floridagator wrote:
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Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:50 pm

"Franz Ferdinand" rings no bells for me unless we're talking about the band.

I thought of you when that clue came up and remembered this exchange from May 2015:
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TenPoundHammer wrote:NHO Franz Ferdinand.
Yes, you have. You absolutely have. There's a clue about him every 20 games.
So why does that name of all names repeatedly fail to trigger my Hawley-Smoot filter? Same reason it took me forever to remember "Mark Zuckerberg", which seems equally Hawley-Smoot-ish?
You already have the name "Franz Ferdinand" in your memory banks as the name of the band; just attach to them the archduke of Austria, whose assassination ("Take Me Out"!) is commonly held to have precipitated the first World War.

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Post by Volante » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:57 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:42 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
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FJ was definitely a WECIB?
Yes, because "women's suffrage" is literally the only phrase in the English language that begins with "women's".
When spotted UK, yes, it is, in fact, literally the only phrase. Go rewatch Mary Poppins.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:00 pm

Volante wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:57 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:42 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:20 am
FJ was definitely a WECIB?
Yes, because "women's suffrage" is literally the only phrase in the English language that begins with "women's".
When spotted UK, yes, it is, in fact, literally the only phrase. Go rewatch Mary Poppins.
On the surface the TOMs may have seemed subtle, but they're there. A statue in Parliament Square. A woman with a name that sounds like it may be from the Victorian era. The importance of women's suffrage in that era in the UK...

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Post by seaborgium » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:12 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:00 pm
A woman with a name that sounds like it may be from the Victorian era.
Oh, don't ever use the phrase "sounds like" with TPH; he'll hit you so hard with the word "subjective."

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by AFRET CMS » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:45 pm

Volante wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:57 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:42 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:20 am
FJ was definitely a WECIB?
Yes, because "women's suffrage" is literally the only phrase in the English language that begins with "women's".
When spotted UK, yes, it is, in fact, literally the only phrase. Go rewatch Mary Poppins.
With UK and the year, TPH may be correct in his assertion about "only phrase." In the US a few decades later, not so much -- "women's lib" would be the go-to.
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Post by Ironhorse » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:40 pm

I've changed my mind about wanting to see TBH on the show. Anybody who complains about Franz Ferdinand being too obscure doesn't need to be taking up another contestant's spot.
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Post by CasketRomance » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:57 am

Ironhorse wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:40 pm
I've changed my mind about wanting to see TBH on the show. Anybody who complains about Franz Ferdinand being too obscure doesn't need to be taking up another contestant's spot.
totally agree...i lack a lot of jeopardy basics, but franz ferdinand is pretty much remedial material when it comes to trivia..pavlov for start of world war 1

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