Monday, May 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Plactus wrote:
cosmos wrote:Why do pictures of forever stamps have a slash through them?
So that an enterprising person with a good printer can't take a hi-def screenshot and print their own stamps, perhaps.
Would seem like an awful lot of trouble to save a few bucks on postage. And couldn't they do that with stamps they bought?

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Bamaman wrote:
Plactus wrote:
cosmos wrote:Why do pictures of forever stamps have a slash through them?
So that an enterprising person with a good printer can't take a hi-def screenshot and print their own stamps, perhaps.
Would seem like an awful lot of trouble to save a few bucks on postage. And couldn't they do that with stamps they bought?
I believe it's also federal law (which, we all know, doesn't have to make sense).
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mxc_takeshi wrote:Lach Trash: "Aunt Polly", "Georgia O'Keeffe", "Jackson Pollock" (didn't know it was his artwork, but I know he shows up a lot in art categories)
I got the same Lach Trash. There might be more - just can't remember.

I precalled WWF, Greenpeace, or Audobon, and when the clue had something to do with birds, I instantly went with Audobon. (Not sure if focusing on three possible responses can be considered a precall, but whatever it is, that's what I did.)

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I wonder if they would have accepted something other than "Society", like "Club" or "Group" or something. I'm guessing they wouldn't (and they shouldn't have), but they did dodge a bullet that no one made that screw-up. That would have roused the rabble.

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Category 13 wrote:Just think how many Five-Time Champs from the first 20 seasons could have won one just one more game. And it's just going to get more and more deluted as time goes on.
A fair amount, but not as many as you might think. Of the 66 players who have won at five games in the superchamp era, less than half (31) won their sixth game, and less than a quarter (16) went on to win a seventh. And I'm not sure why you think the pool is getting diluted. It's not as if we're experiencing a glut of really long runs.
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ALex had an event on May 4th: CLassic COncentration debuted on 5/4/87

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alietr wrote:I wonder if they would have accepted something other than "Society", like "Club" or "Group" or something. I'm guessing they wouldn't (and they shouldn't have), but they did dodge a bullet that no one made that screw-up. That would have roused the rabble.
Arguably they shouldn't have accepted Audubon Society, since there were state societies before 1905.

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davey wrote:
alietr wrote:I wonder if they would have accepted something other than "Society", like "Club" or "Group" or something. I'm guessing they wouldn't (and they shouldn't have), but they did dodge a bullet that no one made that screw-up. That would have roused the rabble.
Arguably they shouldn't have accepted Audubon Society, since there were state societies before 1905.
There were several affiliated organizations, so they might have accepted "association" or something similar.

I see from Wikipedia that the original members had to sign a pledge to "not molest birds."

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If it isn't already a term, I'll be the first to use it:

FJ was an instaguess.

Didn't know it, but guessed the correct response immediately and wrote it down while using the rest of the time to think of something I liked better.

Glad I didn't come up with something I liked better.
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BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Category 13 wrote:Just think how many Five-Time Champs from the first 20 seasons could have won one just one more game. And it's just going to get more and more deluted as time goes on.
A fair amount, but not as many as you might think. Of the 66 players who have won at five games in the superchamp era, less than half (31) won their sixth game, and less than a quarter (16) went on to win a seventh. And I'm not sure why you think the pool is getting diluted. It's not as if we're experiencing a glut of really long runs.
I ran these numbers for my TOC prediction post back in March, but one strange aspect has continued: 4-timers are incredibly good at winning their fifth game. At the time, they were at 62.8%; since then, they've gone 4-0, bringing that up to 64.4%.

That's a huge jump over 3xers winning their fourth game (back then, 48.3%), and over 5xers winning a sixth (43.5%).

Any guesses why that might be? I'm stumped, really.
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triviawayne wrote:If it isn't already a term, I'll be the first to use it:

FJ was an instaguess.

Didn't know it, but guessed the correct response immediately and wrote it down while using the rest of the time to think of something I liked better.

Glad I didn't come up with something I liked better.

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To me a superchamp is anyone who wins six or more games. Because for the first 19 seasons they had the 5 win limit, so anyone who passes five wins since the limit has been lifted is known as a superchamp. If we had to come up with a term for 10+ game winners, then I dunno. Megachamp?

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JayK33 wrote:To me a superchamp is anyone who wins six or more games. Because for the first 19 seasons they had the 5 win limit, so anyone who passes five wins since the limit has been lifted is known as a superchamp. If we had to come up with a term for 10+ game winners, then I dunno. Megachamp?
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teapot37 wrote:Hmm, maybe I was alone in thinking the Audubon Society was older than that, so I went with the World Wildlife Fund.


You were not alone. I also thought that and went with Ducks Unlimited.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
JayK33 wrote:To me a superchamp is anyone who wins six or more games. Because for the first 19 seasons they had the 5 win limit, so anyone who passes five wins since the limit has been lifted is known as a superchamp. If we had to come up with a term for 10+ game winners, then I dunno. Megachamp?
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