Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by morbeedo » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:17 pm

These boards were brutal.

A gnomon?? Come on. A zomboid? yeah right.

FJ: Not in a million years!

What should 2nd and 3rd bet in this scenario? A zero bet from either would have won the game

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Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by hbomb1947 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:19 pm

I got FJ - a much-needed solve for me after my 0 for 2 solve for the week - but it took me most of the 30 seconds. Married rich detecive couple in the 1930s led me to The Thin Man, but then I was like, "What was the guy's name?" Finally Nick Charles's name popped into my head.

Apparently I may have been wrong in assuming that Nora Charles collaborated in the detective work - I had thought of The Thin Man as sort of a proto-Hart to Hart - but I've never read the book or seen the movie.
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Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Volante » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:31 pm

Made it to Nick Charles at the 35th second... :cry:

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Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by floridagator » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:35 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:23 pm

Alex's opening was typical length.
Does Alex do those ad libitum or are they scripted?

1930s detective with a wife. Done.
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Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by alietr » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:44 pm

teapot37 wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:22 pm
"The Thin Man" is one of my favorite movies, so this was an instaget.
Agreed. Even if you're not a fan of the genre, it's well worth watching. Very entertaining movie.

I'd love to have an Asta.

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Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:16 pm

Sam Spade and Nick (and Nora) Charles are all Dashiell Hammett characters from the 1930s, so Spade was a pretty good (wrong) guess.

Unfortunately for me about the only thing I know about the Charles' is that their dog is named Asta and I went with Spade. :D

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Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Lefty » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:23 pm

hbomb1947 wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:19 pm
I got FJ - a much-needed solve for me after my 0 for 2 solve for the week - but it took me most of the 30 seconds. Married rich detecive couple in the 1930s led me to The Thin Man, but then I was like, "What was the guy's name?" Finally Nick Charles's name popped into my head.

Apparently I may have been wrong in assuming that Nora Charles collaborated in the detective work - I had thought of The Thin Man as sort of a proto-Hart to Hart - but I've never read the book or seen the movie.
It's been a while but I believe she was pretty much just a wife in the book. She got more involved in the movies, as did Asta.
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Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by talkingaway » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:56 pm

NHO Nick/Nora Charles, The Thin Man, or Dashiell Hammett. I correctly swatted away Sherlock Holmes from the "wife" part, and the 30's part made me doubly confident that it was wrong. The only other old-timey detective I could come up with was Poirot. Right era, but also not married.

I also heard "Harrod" instead of "Harrods". She hit the DD right after, and I was almost sure they were going to claw back the money instantly. I then checked the wiki to make sure it really was "Harrods", and...it is.

I have no idea how I got Kalahari, other than "Desert in Africa + high value clue = probably Kalahari"?

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Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:12 am

mas3cf wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:08 pm
Hugo Z wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:55 am
The well-to-do wife part of the clue was a giveaway for anyone familiar with 30's detective fiction(or movies), but there were some obvious alternatives for those not so well-versed, kinda like Cher yesterday.
As a not-so-well-versed individual, I guessed
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This season, it has paid to know your 30's detective fiction....

i went with the same thing you did

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Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:15 am

mas3cf wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:13 pm
jev15 wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:07 pm

Head-scratcher of the day for me was my inability to remember what CDC stood for. Embarrassing.
That one was a landmine anyway; it would have been easy to neg by saying " 'Center' for Disease Control"
never knew it was centers...was wondering why there wasn't a score correction

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Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:18 am

funny that miller (reggie and cheryl) was a triple stumper...reggie trended last night on twitter because he referred to chicago as a state during the lakers/clippers game

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Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:18 am

still trying to figure out how the civil rights act was a triple stumper

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Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by davey » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:08 am

Another frustrating FJ for me...I ended up with Spade only because I blanked on the name Marlowe, which I thought was more likely. "Hasn't been a detective" threw me...I thought it was suggesting the narrator was telling the story as a flashback, since I was at least subconsciously aware that most of the familiar '30s detectives aren't married at the time the stories take place. i could point out that the early novels of Ellery Queen - not likely to be an FJ, I admit - are supposedly being told years later, after the detective married - but not to an heiress, iirc - and retired...But I managed to overlook the most famous married detective of the '30s...What makes this worse is that the Charleses went through my head during the commercial break - and I actually read The Thin Man within the last couple years, so I should have remembered the lumber mill... :roll: :oops: ...(I do remember that, yes, Nora is a comparatively thin character (ha!) to the gal as Myrna Loy plays her...)

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Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by jeffwolfe » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:39 am

The CDC has been officially known as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 1992. At the time the name was changed, Congress mandated that the acronym remain the same because people recognized it. The previous name was Centers for Disease Control, and before that Center for Disease Control. It was created in the 1940s under a different name.

Because Centers for Disease Control is a former name, would they have accepted Center for Disease Control, another former name?

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Post by CasualJeopardyFan19 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:39 am

Another rough game... The TOC can't come fast enough at this rate.

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Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:11 am

jeffwolfe wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:39 am
Because Centers for Disease Control is a former name, would they have accepted Center for Disease Control, another former name?
Oooh, good question. If they look at Centers for Disease Control as a shortening of the full name, they might say no. But if they look at both as, as you say, former names, they'd say yes. I lean toward yes myself, but I'd be curious to see an actual ruling. And until then, I won't know how strongly I feel about this. :)

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Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by John Boy » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:38 am

mas3cf wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:08 pm
Hugo Z wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:55 am
The well-to-do wife part of the clue was a giveaway for anyone familiar with 30's detective fiction(or movies), but there were some obvious alternatives for those not so well-versed, kinda like Cher yesterday.
As a not-so-well-versed individual, I guessed
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Hey! I'm every bit as not-so-well-versed as you! (Poirot also :roll: )

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Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Peter the accountant » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:05 am

I'll join the "not well read" group for FJ. The category alone would have me wagering zero to minimize the loss. I put down Holmes, hoping someone in the 1930s had revived his character and given him a wife, because I know he's set half a century earlier.
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Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Woof » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:10 am

Peter the accountant wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:05 am
I'll join the "not well read" group for FJ. The category alone would have me wagering zero to minimize the loss. I put down Holmes, hoping someone in the 1930s had revived his character and given him a wife, because I know he's set half a century earlier.
That did happen, but a a bit later (1994):

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Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by morbeedo » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:36 am

CasketRomance wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:18 am
still trying to figure out how the civil rights act was a triple stumper
especially after the Voting Rights neg!

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