Lecterns.BrigadierSolo13 wrote: ↑Wed May 05, 2021 8:16 pm
Always bet on yourself
Everyone has their good categories and their bad. Heck, I went into this category thinking this would be my first FJ miss of the week. But guess what, I surprised myself and got it right.
Again, I see the Faith Love strategy and I get the idea. But we've all seen that people on the stage are not Watson. The only correct wager IMO from first place was $15,601. Get it right, guarantee the win.
At the end of the day, speaking as a hopeful contestant, I know when I make it on the show that I deserve to be there. I won't make it because someone else did poorly on their audition and I was just the best of a bad bunch; I'll make it I'm good enough and smart enough (and gosh darnit, people like me... ). And my wagering will reflect that, as it should for everyone who reaches those podiums.
Hanna missed a chance to make an improved (IMO) version of a Jay Leno joke at "Oh I've offended you?" 1200 by not answering "What is the Redskins?" The $2400 she'd have thereby sacrificed would have made it all the more boffo.
What is Toulouse? Well, $3000 to start with. Perhaps the game as well, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (though personally, I had little trouble with the category. All that practice spelling Toulouse-Lautrec paid off).opusthepenguin wrote:
DD2 (DJ19): Jamie bets $3000 in a category that has produced two triple-stumpers with the only get being in the top row. I was yelling "FIVE DOLLARS!!!!!!" at the TV to no avail. That was one rough category. I did finally pull the correct response on that DD, but I'm not sure if I did it in time. Under the lights I think I'd have had no chance.
Moving 300 miles east, I don't like the phrasing "Of Monagesque descent". It seems to get the action wrong. They're Monagesque because of their ancestors, not vice-versa. People don't pay $60 plus $10 shipping to discover where their great-grandchildren come from.
We learned "mediation" and "arbitration" together in 5th grade Social Studies class. The latter does seem the better answer but I guess they were ready for both, based on Bill's quick acceptance.
So, tonight I realized that that instrument on ABBA's "I Have a Dream" is a bouzouki.