Fourth Podium Poll for 6/11/2020

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Which of these triple stumpers did you get?

$800 AMERICAN LITERATURE: 4 Chinese women meet regularly to play Mah-jongg & to talk about life & their children in this 1989 Amy Tan novel
74
87%
$400 "THAN" WORDS: "Beowulf" features several of these feudal warriors who serve their liege
37
44%
$800 "THAN" WORDS: In Greek mythology this 8-letter figure is the personification of death (Jennifer: What is Thanos?)
53
62%
$600 TV CATCHPHRASES BY SHOW: "Bazinga!"
77
91%
$800 TV CATCHPHRASES BY SHOW: "Nanu-nanu" (Jennifer: What is Star Trek?) (Iman: What is ALF?)
82
96%
$1000 TV CATCHPHRASES BY SHOW: "Book 'em, Danno"
75
88%
$800 ACTIONS: In knitting, it means to pull a loop of yarn through the front to the back of the fabric
53
62%
$800 PUN-FORGIVABLE: "A spot for handing out pink slips", or a hearth at the base of a chimney
46
54%
$1200 PUN-FORGIVABLE: "What you say to scare a lemon pie topping", or an Australian aboriginal weapon
67
79%
$2000 THE FRENCH REVOLUTION: From tomber, French for "to fall", it was the cart that took those condemned to death on their last ride
12
14%
$1600 PATRON SAINTS: Sharing his feast day with fellow archangels Gabriel & Michael, he's the patron saint of the blind
9
11%
$400 ANIMALS: The pronghorn, also called the American or pronghorned one of these, can cover about one mile per minute
45
53%
$2000 ANIMALS: This late gorilla once broke a sink & used sign language to blame someone else
66
78%
$2000 BREAKOUT MOVIE ROLES: Described as a cinematic chameleon, this British actress in the title role of "Orlando"
14
16%
$1200 BREAKOUT MOVIE ROLES: Him as stoned surfer Jeff Spicoli in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"
66
78%
$2000 PUN-FORGIVABLE: "To break God's law until a prime time hour", or to sparkle brightly
24
28%
 
Total votes: 85

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xabe wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:23 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:59 pm
MIGHT have gotten "sin till late" but "a prime time hour" isn't late. Pretty much by definition. "Late" starts AFTER prime time. So I felt that clue steered everyone in the wrong direction.
I haven’t seen the episode, but solved it here as “sin till eight”. Maybe that was the writers’ intended answer and “late” was an acceptable alternative?
That makes sense, but Alex unmistakably said "Sin till late." The closed caption copped out with "scintillate"...

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I got eleven of these, should have gotten tumbrel, and took just a couple of seconds too long to dredge up Sean Penn. Not quite enough for a 4th podium win, because somehow the champ managed a very respectable score through two rounds despite all the TSs.

I stood and stared at FJ for probably 10 seconds before thinking about who got stabbed a bunch. Got JC in plenty of time.

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davey wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:33 am
xabe wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:23 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:59 pm
MIGHT have gotten "sin till late" but "a prime time hour" isn't late. Pretty much by definition. "Late" starts AFTER prime time. So I felt that clue steered everyone in the wrong direction.
I haven’t seen the episode, but solved it here as “sin till eight”. Maybe that was the writers’ intended answer and “late” was an acceptable alternative?
That makes sense, but Alex unmistakably said "Sin till late." The closed caption copped out with "scintillate"...
I was going to post the same thing. But the more I listen to it, the more I'm not so sure. For me, the question becomes, how would he enunciate "sin till eight" differently from what we're hearing?


https://youtu.be/6GRBTUtFpOQ

I don't think he would necessarily say the two phrases differently. Granted, he could put a longer gap in between the second and third word. And if he's trying to clarify, no, it's NOT "sin till late" it's "sin till.... Eight", that would be the way to do it. But if he's just trying to say "sin till eight" and unaware of the possibility for misunderstanding, I think he might well say exactly what we're hearing.

It can help here to say the words out loud and listen to yourself. For me, "SIN till eight" sounds like "SIN till late" unless I am deliberately trying to exclude the latter understanding. This is especially true if I emphasize the first word as Alex did.

Given the wording of the clue, my belief now is that he was saying "sin till eight" and that was the only answer on his card.

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$7000 + St Elmo

Not a great showing for me from the fourth podium. I missed all the $2000 clues and then also whiffed on FJ.

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$14,400, plus St. Elmo and parliamentarian. And Julius Caesar.
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$9,200 in trash but I missed FJ.

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John Boy wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:09 am
I stood and stared at FJ for probably 10 seconds before thinking about who got stabbed a bunch. Got JC in plenty of time.
Well, since you took a little jab at me before, I'll ask ... which JC?

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alietr wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:56 pm
John Boy wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:09 am
I stood and stared at FJ for probably 10 seconds before thinking about who got stabbed a bunch. Got JC in plenty of time.
Well, since you took a little jab at me before, I'll ask ... which JC?
Penney

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econgator wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:10 pm
alietr wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:56 pm
John Boy wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:09 am
I stood and stared at FJ for probably 10 seconds before thinking about who got stabbed a bunch. Got JC in plenty of time.
Well, since you took a little jab at me before, I'll ask ... which JC?
Penney
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opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:28 am
davey wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:33 am
xabe wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:23 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:59 pm
MIGHT have gotten "sin till late" but "a prime time hour" isn't late. Pretty much by definition. "Late" starts AFTER prime time. So I felt that clue steered everyone in the wrong direction.
I haven’t seen the episode, but solved it here as “sin till eight”. Maybe that was the writers’ intended answer and “late” was an acceptable alternative?
That makes sense, but Alex unmistakably said "Sin till late." The closed caption copped out with "scintillate"...
I was going to post the same thing. But the more I listen to it, the more I'm not so sure. For me, the question becomes, how would he enunciate "sin till eight" differently from what we're hearing?


https://youtu.be/6GRBTUtFpOQ

I'm not second-guessing myself. I hear 2 different l sounds (or let's say a prolonged l sound), rather than a break between the 2 words. But I suppose it's a yanny-laurel moment. That's the meme, right?

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I think I was age disadvantaged a bit on the Hawaii Five-0 and Fast Times clues. Missed "fireplace" but I think I would have got it if wasn't the first clue selected from the category.

Got St. Elmo and FJ. Missed parliamentarian - guessed ombudsman.

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Missed Joy Luck Club, knew it and sputtered but couldn't pull the name in time. No clue on the French cart or patron saint of the blind, know nothing about the film "Orlando" (though I do like Tilda Swinton; she was great in "Burn After Reading."

$11,600 + correct on Julius Caesar.

Correct on St. Elmo and parliamentarian.

Have never seen the reboot of Hawaii 5-0. Does Danno still book 'em? Or did the phrase go away with Jack Lord?
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AFRET CMS wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:37 pm
Have never seen the reboot of Hawaii 5-0. Does Danno still book 'em? Or did the phrase go away with Jack Lord?
He still does ... well, did.

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:mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :( :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :|

$9,600. Not enough to win, but at least I got FJ. Got the St. Elmo DD, but not parliamentarian.
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The fact that Tumbril had a low hit rate proves that most don't go back in the Archive to view the UTOC games.

http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=328
A while back, I watched a video featuring Frank Spangenberg (I think for the BotD) and he mentioned an anecdote from the UToC. He was the alternate for the finals and before the finals started, he noticed that Ken, Brad, and Jerome seemed incredibly nervous and told them that they reminded him of old-time prisoners being transported in a tumbril. He was amused when that clue showed up as a TS in the first game of the finals.
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