Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Vowela wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:32 pm
For "burning the candle at both ends," I said "burning the midnight oil." Does anyone recall the wording on that clue? It seemed possible that could've been accepted, depending on the wording.
Meaning to exhaust one's energy and resources, it sounds like quickly using up a pre-industrial light source
"Burning the midnight oil" means to work into the night, not necessarily to exhaust oneself or the resource.
I will refrain from criticizing the writers for keeping my FJ percentage up... :) Too easy? I thought yesterday would be a triple get too, so what do I know...?

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:43 pm
Alex clowned on Daniel after the chat session with Daniel mentioning he likes to visit odd roadside attractions. Alex: You’re still in command of the board; I have no idea why. [Laughter]
Pretty sure Alex's "I have no idea why" was a continuation of his thought that Daniel would like the statue of Paul Bunyan and Babe.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:43 pm
Jack solved the clue for the win although I got a chuckle out of him making it one word to have me picturing TR playing in the CFL.
I blame the occupation for this.

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I suppose this was an easy FJ. I accidentally fast forwarded too far and saw the picture before reversing the direction. I knew the answer before I could hit the return button. I just played back the clue to be sure they got it right. It is possible that the "Governor of NY" might negbait someone who didn't know TR was a Gubernator.
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Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:54 pm
So the doll's head made of porcelain. You figure they would've accepted china? BMSed it?

Anybody NOT get the lach trash on which Shakespeare play has the St. Crispin's Day speech?
Welcome back, El Penguino! I think china is OK unless you meant the country. Would you BMS to People's Republic of China, or to Republic of China? You have been gone a while :lol: . I actually answered "ceramic", and bisque is a generic term for any underfired ceramic green body.

I'll trade you a "meson" for a "Henry V". No way I get there if you spot me Hank and a Roman numeral.

I thought the Physics glossary category was cute, but just went 3/5. After the first vibe from the first two clues, D for daughter was a stumper. I never really considered it an official physics term, but rather as a colloquial usage in the English language. I wonder if they use "sons" in other languages? I couldn't get past "decay". I was also stumped on T for thermonuclear, and kind of question it's value as a synonym. The "T" word is only used to describe bombs as common usage. It's just a fusion reaction otherwise. Of course meson was an easy get, even without the song TPH mentioned, but mostly due to the stamp collection that is the standard model.

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is it me or have the final jeopardy clues been extremely easy lately? i am 15/17 the last 3 weeks and change

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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:27 pm
There is a Paul Bunyan statue in my former hometown of Oscoda, Michigan, which is said to have been home to the first published stories of him.

Ran the Cliche category, and got all but Birch Box in Trees, Cleveland in Encyclopedias, and Zenith in Opposites.

There's an LPGA too?

Date + alliterative + actually recognizing that as Teddy Roosevelt = Rough Riders.

Lach Trash: burning the candle at both ends, "pop", Paul, CD-ROM, meson (thanks to that "Strange Charm" song)
that was the only one i got right in that category...could have asked for the name or the country and i would have got it right as well...too easy (imo) just asking for the answer of lpga

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30 R
DD: 2/3 (Quaker, Active and Passive)
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Porcelain, Henry V, Saint Paul

Ran Disaster and "H" on the map. (I live in Bergen county.)

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CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:44 pm
is it me or have the final jeopardy clues been extremely easy lately? i am 15/17 the last 3 weeks and change
Ebbs and flows. I'd argue this whole season's been easy, though that might also be mistaken for a humblebrag...
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opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:54 pm
So the doll's head made of porcelain. You figure they would've accepted china? BMSed it?

Anybody NOT get the lach trash on which Shakespeare play has the St. Crispin's Day speech?
Yo! I consider myself somewhat knowledgeable on the Bard (one of my favourite books is a huge tome (like, bigger than any other single volume I know, including my Bibles, flag books, anthem books, dictionaries, and other reference books) of all of Shakespeare's works, including his sonnets. (Had to buy it for a Shakespeare course I took in university over 20 years ago, was one of only two textbooks I ever bought in my post-secondary career that I didn't furiously try to sell off after the semester - and still have both to this day). I don't remember that speech at all in it.

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I got FJ! and some other clues.

That thermonuclear clue threw me off. My knee-jerk answer was "transient" and I feel like a lot of other t-words would have satisfied the clue.

I didn't think that "daughters" was an appropriate $1200 clue. They saved the physics category for last. I would be ok with more emphasis on science overall.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:54 pm
Anybody NOT get the lach trash on which Shakespeare play has the St. Crispin's Day speech?
The Battle of Agincourt was fought on St. Crispin's Day. Instaget!

My tremendous knowledge of battles has really been paying off this week.
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Coryat: 36,800
50 R/2 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: burning the candle at both ends, antique, Pop, Henry V, Paul

Really good game with a ridiculous FJ! I half-expected them to tell us that the group's name rhymes with "Tough Tiders."
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:43 pm
Jack solved the clue for the win although I got a chuckle out of him making it one word to have me picturing TR playing in the CFL.
You beat me to it. Daniel and Ashley gave us the Ottawa spelling, while Jack favored us with the Saskatchewan version. It's a good thing the clue specified "alliterative." Otherwise someone might have responded with "Who are the Redblacks?"
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CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:44 pm
is it me or have the final jeopardy clues been extremely easy lately? i am 15/17 the last 3 weeks and change
Ebbs and flows. I'd argue this whole season's been easy, though that might also be mistaken for a humblebrag...
I agree and have seen a noticeable jump in my solve percentage over previous seasons. For the sake of comparison, here are the contestant regular-play FJ! solve percentages for the past five seasons:
S34: 49.9%
S33: 43.7%
S32: 50.4%
S31: 45.8%
S30: 43.0%
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BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:17 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:43 pm
Jack solved the clue for the win although I got a chuckle out of him making it one word to have me picturing TR playing in the CFL.
You beat me to it. Daniel and Ashley gave us the Ottawa spelling, while Jack favored us with the Saskatchewan version. It's a good thing the clue specified "alliterative." Otherwise someone might have responded with "Who are the Redblacks?"
Ah, my childhood fandom comes back to me. Back in the 70s the Rough Riders was the only team in Ottawa, and were actually good for a bit. The Ottawa Rough Riders name dates to about the time of this picture and, though they claim in comes from the lumber industry, it probably was named after TR's group.

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dhkendall wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:08 am
Yo! I consider myself somewhat knowledgeable on the Bard (one of my favourite books is a huge tome (like, bigger than any other single volume I know, including my Bibles, flag books, anthem books, dictionaries, and other reference books) of all of Shakespeare's works, including his sonnets. (Had to buy it for a Shakespeare course I took in university over 20 years ago, was one of only two textbooks I ever bought in my post-secondary career that I didn't furiously try to sell off after the semester - and still have both to this day). I don't remember that speech at all in it.
Probably better known nowadays as the "Band of Brothers" speech.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:54 pm
Anybody NOT get the lach trash on which Shakespeare play has the St. Crispin's Day speech?
I didn't. Can't say it's something I've heard of. I didn't even know there was a St. Crispin.

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Instaget for me on the St. Crispin’s Day speech, helped by having seen the Branagh Henry V a couple of times.

Would have gotten the FJ even without the photo.

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DBear wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:30 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:54 pm


Anybody NOT get the lach trash on which Shakespeare play has the St. Crispin's Day speech?
knew it but clammed.

He-brides? :o
Oh... I rather liked that. It's not the first time I've felt like someone said a word aloud for the first time on Jeopardy. I always think it's pretty great.
DBear wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:30 pm
Canadian Performers and no Rush? I am disappoint.
I imagine Jennifer Morrow is as well.
DBear wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:30 pm
Bit on the floppy negbait. Didn't think they had CD-Roms in 1985.

Knew FJ would be a triget.

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DBear wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:30 pm
Canadian Performers and no Rush? I am disappoint.
I was hoping for Neil Young.

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Leander wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:52 am
Instaget for me on the St. Crispin’s Day speech, helped by having seen the Branagh Henry V a couple of times.
Branagh's Henry V is probably my favorite Shakespeare film, though he modified the script a bit to incorporate Falstaff scenes from both Henry IV plays. His St. Crispin's Day speech the right amount of feeling and range, from quiet and understated to rousing.

Olivier's, though, is almost more fun to watch through modern sensibilities. You can tell he's a Thespian with a capital "T" from the outset, devoted to "ACTING!" theatricality. By the end of the speech when he climbs on the cart, he is definitely channeling his inner Sideshow Mel.

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I'm very late to the party this week. Might have a bit of time to catch up over the weekend.

R: 29, W: 5, costing 3000
Coryat: 19,000
FJ: :mrgreen:
DD: 3/3
LT: antique, ceramic (assuming that's OK), burning the candle, thermonuclear, Paul, CD

Timings:
3:07 + 3:13 = 6:20
6:20 (sic)
1:31

An easier pair of boards for me. Still got stumped with the Bard and Canadian performers. (I guess Celine has been overused by now.)

Had to think just a bit to dredge FJ out of the memory banks. Had forgotten that Teddy was the NY governor, but that didn't matter. I calculated a max bet of 1199 for Ashley. (So as not to fall behind a double by Daniel while staying ahead of a miss by Jack.) It's a nice place to be on a tough clue - as long as Jack misses, she wins with a correct wager. Unfortunately for her, it wasn't so. I can understand her confidence in the category, but in that position she should let logic rule over the chance for an even bigger payday. With her over-wager, she HAD to get it right to win. With a correct wager, her answer is irrelevant. Only Jack's would matter - something that is not in her control.
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