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3 hours ago, Browncoat said:

The Police?  Terrible guess!  

I thought that wasn’t a bad guess if you’re trying to think of a band with a lead singer who goes by a nickname and has hits in the 1980s.

39 minutes ago, stonehaven said:

I rarely ever boo contestants but the guy who guessed Biden instead of Reagan instantly had me rooting against him so when he guessed Police, I was relieved as I am so glad he didn't win.

I thought that was a hilarious answer. I knew it was Reagan, but I liked what he was thinking.

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50 minutes ago, ams1001 said:

Same here. 

Just based on the "lead singer goes by a nickname" part of the clue, The Police isn't a bad guess (though that didn't occur to me until the guy's answer was revealed), but the timeline doesn't fit. 

I didn't know Bono was a nickname. I, too, went with The Police based on the name "Sting."

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8 hours ago, Bastet said:

Courtney was the only one who heard me yelling, louder with each wrong answer, "North Korea!" through the TV.

You need to shout louder.  I didn't hear you either and I could have used the help.

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7 hours ago, Prevailing Wind said:

I didn't know Bono was a nickname. I, too, went with The Police based on the name "Sting."

His real name is Paul David Hewson.

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1 hour ago, ams1001 said:

His real name is Paul David Hewson.

Bono, that is.  Sting's name is Gordon Sumner, just for completion.

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I guess I jinxed Courtney with my last post.  Sorry, Courtney.

Not a great game for me.  I did not get FJ.  I came up with Black Eyed Peas but they are short one decade.

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15 hours ago, Browncoat said:

Tonight's FJ was so much of an instaget that I thought I couldn't possibly be correct, but it was the only one that made sense to me.  The Police?  Terrible guess!  

Be sure to include me in your category of Terrible Guesses with my E Street Band headed by The Boss. Although I see one other poster joins me at the Terrible Guess table.

15 hours ago, Caoimhe said:

Bono Is A Pox.

I think you mean Bono is a Fox.

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15 hours ago, shapeshifter said:

So Sanjay announced on national TV that Courtney Shah is going to be coming back for the Tournament of Champions because she won 7 games. I thought it wasn't that simple?

One also has to achieve a certain amount of $ won on top of five games. Sometimes five games aren't needed if the player wins enough cash. Courtney achieved both with seven wins and more than $100,000.

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5 minutes ago, saber5055 said:

One also has to achieve a certain amount of $ won on top of five games.

If a contestant wins five games they are automatically in the ToC.  If there aren't enough five-time winners then four time winners are eligible, ranked by their total winnings.  Also, winner of Teacher's tournament and College tournament are automatically in the ToC.

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22 minutes ago, Trey said:

If a contestant wins five games they are automatically in the ToC.  If there aren't enough five-time winners then four time winners are eligible, ranked by their total winnings.  Also, winner of Teacher's tournament and College tournament are automatically in the ToC.

But, what happens if there are more than 13 5 time champs?  I don't think it's ever happened, but it theoretically could.  There are 52 weeks a year minus 6 weeks vacation minus 8-10 weeks of tournaments, which means that there could conceivably be 36 5 time champs.  

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43 minutes ago, saber5055 said:

I think you mean Bono is a Fox.

Decidedly NOT!!  LOL

“Bono is a pox” was a very common bit of graffiti back home.  At any rate it made this FJ an instaget for me.

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1 hour ago, saber5055 said:

Be sure to include me in your category of Terrible Guesses with my E Street Band headed by The Boss. Although I see one other poster joins me at the Terrible Guess table.

Bruce and the gang are at least still together.  Sting has been a solo act since the mid-80s.

 

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41 minutes ago, Katy M said:

But, what happens if there are more than 13 5 time champs? 

I am not an expert on the rules but I believe they would just cut off the time for qualifying for any one ToC, since they are not held at regular intervals anymore, if they ever were.

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The show's website currently states: "All 4-time and over winning players starting from 01/05/21 will be eligible for a future Tournament of Champions.  Presence on this list does NOT guarantee an invitation to compete in the Tournament of Champions. Other eligibility rules apply and final selection is up to the producers' sole discretion."

The magic number has definitely been 5 in the past, but it is 4 now.  I guess it could be 6 if that's what they wanted.  It's certainly true that the tournaments are not held at any specified intervals these days.  And of course the second and third sentences are just boilerplate reinforcing that they can ultimately pick whoever they want for any reason.

 

In other news, having lived there almost 20 years, I wonder why Sanjay pronounced "Marry-land" like a bizarre word he had never heard before. 

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16 minutes ago, 853fisher said:

In other news, having lived there almost 20 years, I wonder why Sanjay pronounced "Marry-land" like a bizarre word he had never heard before. 

I didn't notice that.  Weird, we who were born here never pronounce it that way.  More like "Marilin" actually; two short 'i's and no 'd' at all.

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2 hours ago, saber5055 said:

Be sure to include me in your category of Terrible Guesses with my E Street Band headed by The Boss. Although I see one other poster joins me at the Terrible Guess table.

I'm declaring this not a bad guess at all! It didn't occur to me, but it makes sense!

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Jen with an awesome $42K payday.

She got all three DDs and had healthy wagers on the first two.  She bet conservatively on the third DD and so did not get a runaway.

And another reason it not a runaway is that Nikole accumulated $16K by the end of DJ without the help of any DDs, which is a good performance in itself.

A well played game.

For FJ, I guessed "A Mighty Fortress is Our God."  Hey, I go to Catholic church.  What do I know about Anglican hymns?

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20 hours ago, Cotypubby said:

I thought that wasn’t a bad guess if you’re trying to think of a band with a lead singer who goes by a nickname and has hits in the 1980s.

I said Police too. I didn't think it was a bad guess.

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22 minutes ago, Roaster said:

Jen with an awesome $42K payday.

She got all three DDs and had healthy wagers on the first two.  She bet conservatively on the third DD and so did not get a runaway.

And another reason it not a runaway is that Nikole accumulated $16K by the end of DJ without the help of any DDs, which is a good performance in itself.

A well played game.

For FJ, I guessed "A Mighty Fortress is Our God."  Hey, I go to Catholic church.  What do I know about Anglican hymns?

I'd say I got spoiled, but it's NBA finals instead of Jeopardy tonight.

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I got home five minutes late! Too busy putting groceries away to keep track of my answers.

Ran Science, at least. No FJ. Don't know much about hymns...

 

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I very confidently answered A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.

I got the missed clues of Lesotho and Jack Kerouac.

I got the entire categories of idioms, license plates, and personally right.

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Instaget FJ tonight -- cleft led me to the right hymn.  

Great game!  Hardly any TS, and I only got two of them, Kerouac and Gamecock.  I almost had Margrethe of Denmark, but I couldn't quite get past "Mar- somebody".  I should have gotten Lesotho, but it wouldn't come to me either.  

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I teared up along with the new champ, who is, like I was until recently, a librarian in the Chicago suburbs.
I liked Sanjay acknowledging: "It's emotional!"

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Did the new champ just calculate wrong and think she needed $42000 instead of $32000?   She won but that was a horrible bet.  If she missed it she'd have lost to the 3rd place person for no reason,.no need to bet that much.  

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Tonight's game will be pre-empted by basketball, so I just checked the archive.

The Kerouac TS surprised me, especially with Ginsberg ruled out, as did no one even guessing an Asian monarchy with a large population.

I missed one in clocks (the Rouen TS, and the picture wouldn't have helped me) and one in personally (the bible one, of course), but otherwise ran the first round, so I was back to form after last night's disappointing start.

I was off to a terrible start in DJ, though; I got the first two scattered clues, and then stunk up the joint in First Novels, missing all but one.  But I rebounded; I ran vowels, brands, and monarchy (wasn't expecting that one, and only because of scrolling through the Royals thread as I next unread topic my way through this site's Everything Else section did I know the queen of Denmark's name) and only missed one each in spin-offs (Arrow) and American Revolution (Saratoga, and I don't think the picture would have helped me).

I correctly guessed FJ, because limestone was successful in making rock spring to mind, and, while I don't know the lyrics or melody, I know the title "Rock of Ages".  So I initially said it as a joke response, but then thought well, wait, that's a hymn, and a big rock could provide shelter from a storm; that might actually be right.  So I backed into that one, but it counts.

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I'm not surprised French blue is a color since there are so many French things: French kiss, French fries, French cuffs, and my favorite, French leave. I can think of others but they are not appropriate for posting here.

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10 hours ago, Caoimhe said:

“Bono is a pox” was a very common bit of graffiti back home.  At any rate it made this FJ an instaget for me.

My BIL is from Cork, Ireland and this made me laugh.  He has a great disdain for “the Dubs” and Bono is practically a swear word for him. 
I teared up with the winner today as well.  

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 My guess was Amazing Grace even though I knew it was wrong from having seen the movie.  But it was the only English Hymn I could think of.

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If they would have given me a Gunter glieben glauten globen hint, I would have gotten FJ.

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8 hours ago, Prevailing Wind said:

I finally got an FJ right this week!

 

Likewise! I also knew Rouen, Kerouac, and Margaretha. I thought Sanjay's pronunciation of "Rouen" was off--something like "Row when." I thought of how beautifully Alex would have pronounced it. 🙁

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Instaget FJ!  Years of Sunday school paid off.  Plus I love the old hymns.  However, I did not know Yosemite was in California.  I thought it was in Wyoming or Colorado.

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5 hours ago, PaulaO said:

Instaget FJ!  Years of Sunday school paid off.  Plus I love the old hymns.  

So you'll forgive me for guessing wrongly "It Is Well With My Soul"?

 

 

5 hours ago, PaulaO said:

However, I did not know Yosemite was in California.  I thought it was in Wyoming or Colorado.

Even though I lived in California for 20 years, and my daughters did overnight field trips to Yosemite (and in recent years one scaled Half Dome!) I still have to stop and think: "Which 'Y' national park is it? Yosemite or Yellowstone?" [Yellowstone is in Wyoming]
So, if it wasn't a DD or a FJ, I *might* not have gotten it in time. 

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My guess for FJ on Wednesday was Sting. Last night I had a good game, but didn’t know FJ. I may be a big loser this week, but at least I am having fun doing so. 

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An okay game for me.  My only ts was Jack Kerouac but I don't think there were too many ts's.

Not quite an instaget FJ but it came to me pretty quickly.

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2 hours ago, shapeshifter said:

 

Even though I lived in California for 20 years, and my daughters did overnight field trips to Yosemite (and in recent years one scaled Half Dome!) I still have to stop and think: "Which 'Y' national park is it? Yosemite or Yellowstone?" [Yellowstone is in Wyoming]
So, if it wasn't FJ, I *might* not have gotten it in time. 

And Idaho and Montana (just in case it comes up as a future clue!).

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I was raised Unitarian so my direct hymn knowledge is a little shaky but Father Grundoon was raised in the Salvation Army and Mother Grundoon was a Congregationalist so they sometimes sang them on car trips so the answer popped into my brain quickly as a possibility.  I also thought of the Rugged Cross but it didn't seem to fit the clue as well so back to Rock of Ages I went. 

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18 hours ago, Roaster said:

Jen with an awesome $42K payday.

She got all three DDs and had healthy wagers on the first two.  She bet conservatively on the third DD and so did not get a runaway.

And another reason it not a runaway is that Nikole accumulated $16K by the end of DJ without the help of any DDs, which is a good performance in itself.

A well played game.

For FJ, I guessed "A Mighty Fortress is Our God."  Hey, I go to Catholic church.  What do I know about Anglican hymns?

I loved how blown away Jen was by her win.  I thought she was about to start hypervenilating.

 

17 hours ago, Katy M said:

I got the missed clues of Lesotho and Jack Kerouac.

So did I.  

 

17 hours ago, Browncoat said:

Great game!  Hardly any TS, and I only got two of them, Kerouac and Gamecock.  I almost had Margrethe of Denmark, but I couldn't quite get past "Mar- somebody".

I said "Marguerite, no that's not right" but couldn't get to the right name in time.  Funny story, on one of my trips to Myrtle Beach, I saw a car in a parking lot with the bumper sticker "Go Cocks!"; I thought I'd taken a picture of that, but I can't find it now.

15 hours ago, PBnJay said:

I'm not surprised French blue is a color since there are so many French things: French kiss, French fries, French cuffs, and my favorite, French leave. I can think of others but they are not appropriate for posting here.

French letters?

It took me a moment to get FJ because I thought of The Old Rugged Cross first, but then Rock of Ages popped into my head and I could hear the lyrics and knew it was the right one.  I'm like the least religious person ever, but I've had to sing both of those at various family funerals.

 

 

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I couldn't get off "The White Cliffs of Dover," although I know that is not a hymn.  Everything else that passed through my mind could be ruled out because I knew the composer was not Augustus Toplady.  Oh well.  We seldom used this kind of hymn at my childhood church, and when I heard it as an adult, I didn't care for it.  Yes, I'm sure Toplady is absolutely devastated that his best-remembered work, meaningful to untold millions of people, didn't resonate with me personally.

License Plates was a lot of fun.  I used to be very interested in them, then never became a driver (I am licensed, but I really shouldn't, and don't like to).  They were also more exciting when I lived on the east coast, and you could expect three or four states at least to be represented in any parking lot some places.  Now in much larger California, the vast majority of plates I see are in-state.  The basic plate is just dead boring, but a few of the vanity options are OK.  Naturally, I missed Yosemite by psyching myself out.

I wasn't impressed with Gupta's pronunciations of "Rouen" or "Lesotho."  He does have a certain natural charisma but I wouldn't rank him highly among the guest hosts so far.  Yet somehow I have a feeling I'll miss him plenty by the time Joe Buck rolls around.

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Anyone catch the face Nikole made when she answered the one about 21 Jump Street/Booker?  Kind of made me love her a little bit.  Can't say I ever thought Richard Grieco would be referenced on Jeopardy.

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WTF?   Since when do they not need the exact name on titles?   I call major BS on this one.   They are super picky about extra Ss but you can just change an article?

 

Plus that was a super easy question so 2 of the 3 missing it is awful.  

6 hours ago, proserpina65 said:

I loved how blown away Jen was by her win.  I thought she was about to start hypervenilating.

 

So did I.  

 

I said "Marguerite, no that's not right" but couldn't get to the right name in time.  Funny story, on one of my trips to Myrtle Beach, I saw a car in a parking lot with the bumper sticker "Go Cocks!"; I thought I'd taken a picture of that, but I can't find it now.

French letters?

It took me a moment to get FJ because I thought of The Old Rugged Cross first, but then Rock of Ages popped into my head and I could hear the lyrics and knew it was the right one.  I'm like the least religious person ever, but I've had to sing both of those at various family funerals.

 

 

I know a guy who was the literal gamecocks mascot in college. The mascots name is Cocky.  

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Brolin and no BMS?????   Which one? James, Josh, or Kit?!

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I said The Canterbury Tales.  

I got the missed clues of Earl of Sandwich, urchin and Platinum Blonde.

I got the entire category of lost and found right.

28 minutes ago, DrSpaceman73 said:

WTF?   Since when do they not need the exact name on titles?   I call major BS on this one.   They are super picky about extra Ss but you can just change an article?

I think since the beginning of time they have allowed the first article and only the first article of a title to be added or omitted, and I guess in this case changed.

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FJ was almost an instaget for me, though I left off the article completely.

I got the TS/missed DD of Sandwich, Burlington, and Gloucester.  I said Salt Lake for that clue, but didn't say Salt Lake Valley -- do you think I would have been ruled correct?  Or asked to BMS? 

Brolin definitely needed a BMS. 

 

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35 minutes ago, Browncoat said:

I said Salt Lake for that clue, but didn't say Salt Lake Valley -- do you think I would have been ruled correct?  Or asked to BMS? 

"Valley" was in the clue so I'd think they'd accept just Salt Lake.

For FJ, I knew the reference was to the Canterbury Tales but I was trying to think of a similar city-named book. Then I felt dumb.

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52 minutes ago, Katy M said:

I said The Canterbury Tales.  

I got the missed clues of Earl of Sandwich, urchin and Platinum Blonde.

I got the entire category of lost and found right.

I think since the beginning of time they have allowed the first article and only the first article of a title to be added or omitted, and I guess in this case changed.

Omitting the I don't have a problem with and I know that's allowed. 

Changing is different though and should not be allowed.  I don't want to argue semantics over meanings of articles but.....I guess that's my problem and what it comes down to. 'The' and 'a' handmaid's tale are not the same thing. 

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On 7/8/2021 at 11:41 AM, saber5055 said:

Be sure to include me in your category of Terrible Guesses with my E Street Band headed by The Boss. Although I see one other poster joins me at the Terrible Guess table.

Um...I guessed Fleetwood Mac (Stevie is short for Stephanie). Do I win worst guess 😆

51 minutes ago, DrSpaceman73 said:

Omitting the I don't have a problem with and I know that's allowed. 

Changing is different though and should not be allowed.  I don't want to argue semantics over meanings of articles but.....I guess that's my problem and what it comes down to. 'The' and 'a' handmaid's tale are not the same thing. 

I agree.

I can, however, thank tonight's instaget of THE Handmaid's Tale for preventing me from having a third straight week at 0/5. It's been a really rough few weeks for me, but 1985 + Canadian author made this one easy for me.

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2 hours ago, DrSpaceman73 said:

WTF?   Since when do they not need the exact name on titles?   I call major BS on this one.   They are super picky about extra Ss but you can just change an article?

 

Plus that was a super easy question so 2 of the 3 missing it is awful.  

 

I was wondering if anyone else would cry foul on this. Also, although the Hulu series isn't the sensation it was back in 2017, it's still around, so I wasn't expecting two to have no idea and the third to bungle the title.

I also knew Sandwich, neon, and platinum blonde. 

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