Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Re: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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MattKnowles wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:43 pm
Why did Mina get a boo-hiss for Ben-Hur? I got The Ten Commandments but considered Ben-Hur and Spartacus.

I said Evangelicalism instead of fundamentalism.
"Boo hiss" doesn't seem to function as a rebuke to the contestant. It's more like commiseration the way Trebek uses it, a way of saying "tough luck there".

Evangelicalism's not a bad guess. But with the clue specifically tied to a 1919 meeting that "has been called the birth of this -ism", I assume it wouldn't pass muster. You never know, though. Might require a little research to see if anyone traces the birth of Evangelicalism back to that moment.

On another note for that clue, it irks me when they use the term "Protestants" to refer to a group of Anabaptists. I know it's common to apply the term "protestant" to any western Christian movement that isn't Roman Catholic. It just irks me.

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Re: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:30 am
MattKnowles wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:43 pm
Why did Mina get a boo-hiss for Ben-Hur? I got The Ten Commandments but considered Ben-Hur and Spartacus.

I said Evangelicalism instead of fundamentalism.
"Boo hiss" doesn't seem to function as a rebuke to the contestant. It's more like commiseration the way Trebek uses it, a way of saying "tough luck there".
If Alex said it, then I agree. I think it's his way of saying you picked the wrong side of the (Kosman) coin.

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blueoncemoon wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:18 pm
I personally can't wait until "Donald Trump's Favorite Books" is a category. I'm pre-calling "The Art of the Deal," "The Art of the Comeback," "The Art of Survival,", "Mein Kampf," of course, and "Best Places to Retire That Have No Extradition Treaty with the US."
These can't be right. His real favorites all involve crayons.

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lstone19 wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:22 pm
Every once in a while, it seems the game writers think something is so obvious that no research is needed only to be wrong. Today it was in the double-vowel category with the clue "What a plane is doing moving down a runway, preparing for take-off". I could not come up with anything with a double-vowel, even after pausing it for several seconds. What they wanted was "What is taxiing". As a pilot, I have to say nope. One normally taxis on taxiways - runways are for takeoffs and landings and taxiways are for taxiing. At an airport with a control tower, taxiing on a runway requires an explicit clearance to do so (e.g. if given a clearance to taxi without a route specified, the route is at pilot discretion but that discretion does not include taxiing on a runway). An airplane moving down a runway preparing for take-off (as the clue said) is accelerating or rolling (to use pilot jargon) but is not taxiing.
During my flight training I had occasion, as I suspect many pilots have had, to land at an airport so tiny it not only had no control tower, but also no taxiway. To take off the same direction (into the wind) required "back-taxiing" on the runway, after watching for competing traffic and announcing on the radio my intentions to do same (never, ever saw any competing traffic, just a few local cows).

I know, that's not the usual experience for pilots.

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astrohip wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:28 am
FJ was helped by my annual speed-watch of The Ten Commandments. Record it all in advance, 4+ hours, then FF thru the slow parts. But I always watch the ending, so that phrase was recently imprinted on my brain.
As long as I've been alive, it seems that two movies are shown on network TV every blessed year, right around Passover/Easter. One is The Wizard of Oz and the other is The Ten Commandments. Even people who weren't born until decades after these films were produced have had every chance in the world to see them, so I sorta expected them to be imprinted on the brain of all three of these contestants. Guess not. I would have had this one completely written before the think music started if it didn't take so long to write the clue.

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John Boy wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:48 pm

As long as I've been alive, it seems that two movies are shown on network TV every blessed year, right around Passover/Easter. One is The Wizard of Oz and the other is The Ten Commandments.
Hmmm...I seem to recall the Wizard of Oz showing up on CBS right after Thanksgiving every year when I was a tyke. I was enraptured by it.

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John Boy wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:38 pm
blueoncemoon wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:18 pm
I personally can't wait until "Donald Trump's Favorite Books" is a category. I'm pre-calling "The Art of the Deal," "The Art of the Comeback," "The Art of Survival,", "Mein Kampf," of course, and "Best Places to Retire That Have No Extradition Treaty with the US."
These can't be right. His real favorites all involve crayons.
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John Boy wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:48 pm
astrohip wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:28 am
FJ was helped by my annual speed-watch of The Ten Commandments. Record it all in advance, 4+ hours, then FF thru the slow parts. But I always watch the ending, so that phrase was recently imprinted on my brain.
As long as I've been alive, it seems that two movies are shown on network TV every blessed year, right around Passover/Easter. One is The Wizard of Oz and the other is The Ten Commandments. Even people who weren't born until decades after these films were produced have had every chance in the world to see them, so I sorta expected them to be imprinted on the brain of all three of these contestants. Guess not. I would have had this one completely written before the think music started if it didn't take so long to write the clue.
I have been meaning to watch The Ten Commandments for ages - I just feel like it's something that I should watch. But I just haven't gotten around to it. Meant to set the DVR, but with the stress of world events, just never did. But as far as Wizard of Oz - that was my childhood "sick" movie. I'd sit on the sectional, glassy-eyed from Dimetapp, and watch Dorthy get sucked up. I hadn't watched it for years, but caught it a couple of years ago, and 90% of the black-and-white part I didn't remember, like the Wicked Witch who got bitten by Toto in the B&W world, and the fortune teller. Maybe my mom fast-forwarded the VCR through the dull parts?

Either way, Ben-Hur and Spartacus are reasonable guesses with slaves appearing in both films. I spent 20 seconds thinking "That damn Easter movie", then quickly moved from Moses to the title.

Couldn't pull Howard Hughes from TWA, but did pull Leo DeCaprio from the movie "The Aviator". I said Protestantism for Fundamentalism - read the year! :oops:

I accidentally called the "regent" the dauphin. My opponents would love me for giving them the correct response to the bottom row clue in advance.

As for MLB stats, I've been trying to shoehorn this into a FJ! clue, but it might fit well in a slightly modified MLB CAREER STATISTICS category, perhaps as a DD for some extra time to think:

Cy Young holds the career record in this statistic that is often represented using a mixed-base system - decimal and ternary.
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What is innings pitched? (If you pitch to 4 batters, it's often represented as 1.1, with the 0.1 representing 1/3, not 1/10.)

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John Boy wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:48 pm

As long as I've been alive, it seems that two movies are shown on network TV every blessed year, right around Passover/Easter. One is The Wizard of Oz and the other is The Ten Commandments. Even people who weren't born until decades after these films were produced have had every chance in the world to see them, so I sorta expected them to be imprinted on the brain of all three of these contestants. Guess not. I would have had this one completely written before the think music started if it didn't take so long to write the clue.
I remember one day years ago during Easter/Passover week, when TCM offered The Ten Commandments, a couple of other OT-themed epics, then capped it off with "Harvey" and "Night of the Lepus".
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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
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(Don't need to say which one I missed.)
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