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Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:09 am
by BigDaddyMatty
Coryat: 28,200
39 R/3 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Arkansas (DD), certiorari, basketball, ostentatious, John Nash (DD), Blaise Pascal, Caddyshack

Great game by both Kyle and Emma, and Dhruv did his best against tall odds. I thought FJ! was pretty easy, but I got worried for Emma when she seemed to have a pained expression near the end of the Think Music. Glad to see her pull it out.

Anyone else pronounce "diabetes" in the style of Wilford Brimley?
soxfan99 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:40 pm
Would just "cert" have been accepted for certiorari? I'm not sure I would have risked bungling the pronunciation of the full word, but I knew it was a "writ of cert," which is a pretty common phrasing of it.
I would BMS it, particularly as a bottom-row clue in a TOC game. The abbreviation is common, but I would think they'd expect contestants to demonstrate knowledge of the full word.
harrumph wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:14 pm
I will be checking the box in the weekly poll stating that I teared up at Dhruv's FJ response.

Pancreatic cancer can throw you curveballs. I found out today that I have to do another three months of chemo in order to be operable. But my long term survival chances will be quite good after that. I'm amazed at how well Alex is performing during this TOC; he's authoritative.
Glad to hear that your prognosis is good. I will be praying for you.

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:41 am
by yclept
Emma started slow (they all did) but once she got going, it was going to be difficult for her opponents. Kyle made the obvious move on that DD to put himself in position to steal the game but Emma brushed it off and didn’t lose her mojo.

Great gesture with that FJ answer. Alex had trouble keeping it together. I believe it was James who said that this was a tough tournament to tape...we can see why.

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:55 am
by seaborgium
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:40 am
Druv was 18 years off for Milton Friedman.
There was a film about him this year?

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:53 am
by OntarioQuizzer
seaborgium wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:55 am
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:40 am
Druv was 18 years off for Milton Friedman.
There was a film about him this year?
didn't Friedman win the 1976 "Nobel"?

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:17 am
by Picked Off
Emotional capper to a great game. Bravo.

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:42 am
by earendel
econgator wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:32 pm
I started with "mighty have fallen", but that didn't seem to jibe with the clue. Thankfully, the correct response came to me.
That was my first thought as well, but the right answer came to me in time.

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:05 am
by RobW
seaborgium wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:43 pm
Does anyone else wish they'd used another word besides "ostentatious" in WORDS THAT USE ALL 5 VOWELS? It seems a shame to start the category with a six-vowel word when all the other responses had exactly five.
Yes, and I was also surprised that they avoided FACETIOUS and/or ABSTEMIOUS.

(perhaps deemed too easy for the ToC because these are often cited as "the only words that use the five vowels in order")

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:40 am
by mas3cf
RobW wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:05 am
seaborgium wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:43 pm
Does anyone else wish they'd used another word besides "ostentatious" in WORDS THAT USE ALL 5 VOWELS? It seems a shame to start the category with a six-vowel word when all the other responses had exactly five.
Yes, and I was also surprised that they avoided FACETIOUS and/or ABSTEMIOUS.

(perhaps deemed too easy for the ToC because these are often cited as "the only words that use the five vowels in order")
I was waiting for SEQUOIA to show up... but maybe that was too easy for TOC too.

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:57 am
by opusthepenguin
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:40 am
Kind of strange that Johann Bernoulli was answered but not Blaise Pascal. Computer language should have even been a giveaway.
If there'd been room in the fourth podium poll, I'd have added a box for "I have programmed in Pascal".

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:00 pm
by opusthepenguin
seaborgium wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:43 pm
Does anyone else wish they'd used another word besides "ostentatious" in WORDS THAT USE ALL 5 VOWELS? It seems a shame to start the category with a six-vowel word when all the other responses had exactly five.
Unquestionably.

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:03 pm
by opusthepenguin
harrumph wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:14 pm
I will be checking the box in the weekly poll stating that I teared up at Dhruv's FJ response.

Pancreatic cancer can throw you curveballs. I found out today that I have to do another three months of chemo in order to be operable. But my long term survival chances will be quite good after that. I'm amazed at how well Alex is performing during this TOC; he's authoritative.
We ❤️ you, harrumph!

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:12 pm
by seaborgium
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:53 am
seaborgium wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:55 am
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:40 am
Druv was 18 years off for Milton Friedman.
There was a film about him this year?
didn't Friedman win the 1976 "Nobel"?
I was just teasing because there were two years (2001 film, 1994 Nobel) in the clue.

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:54 pm
by billiej
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:57 am
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:40 am
Kind of strange that Johann Bernoulli was answered but not Blaise Pascal. Computer language should have even been a giveaway.
If there'd been room in the fourth podium poll, I'd have added a box for "I have programmed in Pascal".
I would've checked that box!

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:01 pm
by mahatma
BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:09 am
Anyone else pronounce "diabetes" in the style of Wilford Brimley?
Nope. I usually go with 'the BEET-us', or simply 'the sugar'.

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:07 pm
by goongas
Pascal was my first language, besides BASIC which I did not know well.

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:12 pm
by alietr
As long as we're reminiscing, I'll throw in EMACS.

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:28 pm
by Woof
alietr wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:12 pm
As long as we're reminiscing, I'll throw in EMACS.
Let's not get started on editor wars. They're just as tiresome as OS wars (FTR, I used emacs back in the day, too)

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:52 pm
by Robert K S
The Archive was written entirely in emacs and I still use it for most small edits although I've largely switched over to VS Code. I wish its emacs-like indent formatter extension worked better. Emacs had the best indent function.

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:23 pm
by AFRET CMS
soxfan99 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:40 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:31 pm
John Boy wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:10 pm
For me the highlights of the game: LT on writ of certiori,
Not if you spelled/pronounced it that way.
Would just "cert" have been accepted for certiorari? I'm not sure I would have risked bungling the pronunciation of the full word, but I knew it was a "writ of cert," which is a pretty common phrasing of it.
In "The Brethren," Bob Woodward has the SC Justices always referring to it as "granting cert," and only uses the full word a couple of times. But I'm thinking the shortened version would probably not be accepted, but would get an opportunity for expansion instead of an outright neg.

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:52 pm
by This Is Kirk!
alietr wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:12 pm
As long as we're reminiscing, I'll throw in EMACS.
I'm also longtime EMACS user, but it's probably been about a decade now since I've used it much.