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19 hours ago, bad things are bad said:

I visualized the European map, the positioning of the Adriatic and Baltic did the trick. Like Clanstarling, I was a military brat who lived in West Germany during the Cold War, so once I had the geography sorted, it was easy peasy. 

"brat"? 

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image.thumb.png.b185768444d427d03e01be3a114e0b23.pngNote from the writers room: Katherine Johnson passed away on the day this episode was taped. The writers added this clue to the game to honor her legacy. NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration  

This clue was the $2,000 clue in DJ in the category, "Women's First,"  on Tuesday, May 26.  The explanatory note, "from the writers room" was posted on facebook yesterday.  

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51 minutes ago, Mario500 said:

"brat"? 

Yep, that's what we call ourselves. I use military brat because my father served in two branches, some say Army brat, etc. But we're all brats.

13 hours ago, dgpolo said:

Me too except for grog. I seem to have a problem that when the clue says 4 letters, I think- 4 syllables. I don't know why but it's happened to me again and again.

I said port. Sigh..

My husband was stymied by Ellipse because the photo looked more like a circle than an ellipse. I was just stymied.

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1 hour ago, Clanstarling said:

My husband was stymied by Ellipse because the photo looked more like a circle than an ellipse. I was just stymied.

I forgot what I said, but I definitely didn't say ellipse and it definitely was stupid.  I wish I could remember, because it was really stupid.  It had to begin with an E, right?  I'll have to think really long and hard and maybe I'll remember.

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1 hour ago, Clanstarling said:

I said port. Sigh..

I said wine.

6 minutes ago, Katy M said:

I forgot what I said, but I definitely didn't say ellipse and it definitely was stupid.  I wish I could remember, because it was really stupid. 

I was looking at the lines within the ellipse and thus trying to come up with some geometric word. My guesses were probably stupider than yours.

Instead of Justin Bieber, I said Celine Dion. Canadian-Icon singer always leads me to her.

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Instead of Justin Bieber, I said Celine Dion. Canadian-Icon singer always leads me to her.

My first thought was Anne Murray! I'm old. 

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25 minutes ago, peeayebee said:

I was looking at the lines within the ellipse and thus trying to come up with some geometric word. My guesses were probably stupider than yours.

I remember.  I said "eye."  I think I was trying to add of something to it, but didn't come up with anything.  It did look way more round than elliptical. Not sure if it was a bad picture or if the people who came up with the name/nickname don't know their shapes.

 

26 minutes ago, peeayebee said:

Instead of Justin Bieber, I said Celine Dion. Canadian-Icon singer always leads me to her.

I said Shania Twain for some bizarre reason.

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4 minutes ago, Katy M said:

I said Shania Twain for some bizarre reason.

I said Gordon Lightfoot.

I got elver, Po, and Sara Gilbert, plus the missed DD of C. S. Lewis - I really liked the category A Writer's Life, even though I didn't get them all.  I did get all of the Say it in French clues. I said beer instead of grog.

For FJ, I knew right away it was the giant in Jack and the Beanstalk talking but the actual name of the fairy tale took a few seconds longer - it had to get ungarbled.

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2 hours ago, Clanstarling said:

My husband was stymied by Ellipse because the photo looked more like a circle than an ellipse. I was just stymied.

Again, me too! I just saw a circle and couldn't think of anything that started with an e, and I don't think I've ever heard of the ellipse.

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3 hours ago, Mario500 said:

"brat"? 

Here's a little informative reading so next time it comes up, you will be on top of it. It's a very common term, and the opposite of derogatory.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_brat

9 minutes ago, dgpolo said:

Again, me too! I just saw a circle and couldn't think of anything that started with an e, and I don't think I've ever heard of the ellipse.

I, too, was stumped. I've never seen nor heard of the Ellipse, and I've been to D.C. and the White House. So I looked it up, and it has an interesting history that goes back to Thomas Jefferson.

http://www.washingtondcschamberofsecrets.com/the-mysterious-ellipse.html

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I knew Ellipse, but the picture did look more like a circle.  

For Jack & the Beanstalk, I had to recite in my head, Fee, Fie, Foe, Fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman! which promptly got me to Jack and the Beanstalk.  When I was little, we had a particular book of fairytales that was a favorite of mine.  I remember many of them, and I was able to pass the book on to my granddaughter. 

 

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3 hours ago, peeayebee said:

I said wine.

I was looking at the lines within the ellipse and thus trying to come up with some geometric word. My guesses were probably stupider than yours.

Instead of Justin Bieber, I said Celine Dion. Canadian-Icon singer always leads me to her.

My husband said Drake. We've got quite a roster going! 

 

6 minutes ago, bad things are bad said:

Definitely not a pejorative, we own it!

https://overseasbrats.com/

You bet!

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On 5/27/2020 at 12:39 PM, zoey1996 said:

I knew eidetic because a character on Criminal Minds, Spencer Reid, had it.

My recall is Mulder had it on X-Files. That's how I knew it.

On 5/27/2020 at 1:34 PM, saber5055 said:

All of the letters except a couple have been worn off of my keyboard.

They say "E" is the most frequently used letter in the English language...so can someone explain to me why NONE of my letters have worn off my keyboard EXCEPT for the "northwest corner" of the "N" ? I would have expected the "E" to wear off first.

Also being old, I remember the ding and the lever on the typewriter and I, too, said Anne Murray.

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Sorry clue writers - you got this wrong.

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In 2019, 20 years after the original premiered, he was back in the kitchen with "Good Eats: The Return"

Alton Brown's new show is "Good Eats: Reloaded".

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1 hour ago, chessiegal said:

Sorry clue writers - you got this wrong.

Alton Brown's new show is "Good Eats: Reloaded".

IMDb lists both titles, and the Food Network website page for the show reads "The Return".

It seems like Reloaded started in 2018, consisting of old episodes edited with updates.  In 2019, which is what was in the clue, came The Return, with all new episodes.  I don't know if that's entirely accurate - since even though I like the concept of his show I cannot watch it knowing what an asshole he is - but that's what I got from my perusal of IMDb and the FN site after your post made me curious.

 

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FJ was an instaget.

I don't think I got any TS, but I'm not sure.

I got the entire category of American Healthcare right.

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FJ was tough tonight!  I clued in on "musicians" and repeated, "band, band, band" to myself until "wagon" came to mind in the nick of time.  (Bandstand, band box, band-aid, and other band-things made brief appearances before wagon.)  And I get an asterisk!

No TS here, but I did get Tallahassee.  I figure the guy forgot the category.

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22 minutes ago, Browncoat said:

 And I get an asterisk!

Don't be greedy. Mary Kate answered correctly.

I felt the FJ clue was written in a confusing manner. For anyone who doesn't agree, my point is it confused me. No way could I ever answer it as written.

My only takeaway from tonight's game was that Ben, in profile, was a dead ringer for Stumptown's Jake Johnson. That's not a bad thing.

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I'll be watching something else later, so I just checked the archive for tonight's game.  It read like an interesting one - it seemed to include more wrong answers than average, but fewer TS.

I'd have run the first round if it wasn't for the mythology category, but I missed all of those.

In DJ, I would love to blame not being able to see the pictures for me getting two of those clues wrong, but I couldn't have answered amphora or Escher even with the visual aid.  I also missed three in the chick category.  But I got everything else that round, including all the poetry clues when that is a fairly iffy category for me.  And I reasoned my way to the correct answer for FJ pretty quickly, so it wasn't a bad game, just not one of my best.

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We spent a lot of time and had a lot of fun studying M.C. Escher in my Perspective Drawing class in college. Those memories will never fade. "Vanishing point!"

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The only TS I got was Impractical Jokers. 

I was proud of myself for figuring out FJ. Maybe it wasn't that tough, but the first thing that came to mind was crowd-pleaser. Then I figured that wasn't a word, plus it didn't have anything to do with music. And finally I came to bandwagon! Yay me.

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For a second what first came to mind for FJ was “groundswell,” not sure why (music swelling, maybe?) but then my mind immediately landed on “bandwagon” and as soon as I thought it I knew it couldn’t be anything else. 
 

I often have the same brainfart where I say the state instead of the city, or vice versa, so I felt the leader’s pain when he did the same thing. 

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8 hours ago, peeayebee said:

 

I was proud of myself for figuring out FJ. Maybe it wasn't that tough, but the first thing that came to mind was crowd-pleaser. Then I figured that wasn't a word, plus it didn't have anything to do with music. And finally I came to bandwagon! Yay me.

“Tough” is relative. I could not figure FJ out. All I thought of was trending, but couldn’t get the connection to music.

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FJ was an instaget, and I’ll give credit to the Ringling Museum and their bandwagon exhibits for that. 

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11 hours ago, saber5055 said:

We spent a lot of time and had a lot of fun studying M.C. Escher in my Perspective Drawing class in college. Those memories will never fade. "Vanishing point!"

In the one and only drawing class I took in college - the professor told us to use perspective in one of our assignments - without telling or showing us anything. That was his approach to everything he assigned - just do it. It turned me off of drawing completely.

9 hours ago, Cotypubby said:

I often have the same brainfart where I say the state instead of the city, or vice versa, so I felt the leader’s pain when he did the same thing. 

Me too, when I do know it. It also doesn't help that I'm weak in the State Capitols arena.

I nearly ran three categories, but nearly isn't good enough. 😞

FJ stumped me though. If I'd gotten to the word "band" I might have gotten there, but I didn't. My husband, a musician who's been in many bands (!) didn't get there either. 😂

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2 hours ago, GreekGeek said:

All I thought of was trending,

That was all I could come up with too but I was pretty  very sure it wasn't right.

Not a great game for me - my only ts was Tallahassee.

Maybe I'll do better tonight.

 

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28 minutes ago, Clanstarling said:

In the one and only drawing class I took in college - the professor told us to use perspective in one of our assignments - without telling or showing us anything. That was his approach to everything he assigned - just do it. It turned me off of drawing completely.

I took Art Appreciation in college so I didn't have to actually produce any art.  But, the teacher had other ideas.  We had one project where we had to draw a common object (the example was a key, I used a soda can tab) and divide a piece of paper into 12(?) squares and draw the object from different perspectives.  Not sure what I did wrong on that, but I got a D.  I also got a D when he had to do a drawing with converging lines, or whatever.  I at least know why I got a D on that.  I got A's and B's on the tests, but those two projects (which I didn't feel should have even been a requirement) pulled me down to a C.  I think I've triggered myself.

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2 hours ago, Clanstarling said:

That was his approach to everything he assigned - just do it. It turned me off of drawing completely.

That was my painting instructor for freshman and sophomore years. Lesson consisted of "There's the model. Paint her." I was frustrated beyond words. Junior year I had a new instructor who took time to show us and explain to us, which is when I learned to love Edward Hopper. I finally "got it" and ended up liking the class so much that I took painting as an elective senior year. (It was a required class freshman through junior.) Interestingly, I never had a problem with my watercolor classes, and class assignments were regularly created in acrylics, I just had trouble with oil painting.

These posts are excellent examples of what good and not-so-good teachers mean to us.

Speaking of teachers, this tournament is making me think of our @teebax. I miss her posts and hope she is doing well.

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One of the best teachers I had in college taught a class that was considered quite difficult.  He started by telling us that he had taken the same class at the same college.  Three times.  So he knew where the hard parts were, and how to help us get through them.  

By contrast, some of my teachers had learned something easily that we did not, and had no idea how to help and/or thought we were just being difficult.  Of course it is also possible for someone who learned something easily to help others through the hard parts.

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6 hours ago, Katy M said:

I took Art Appreciation in college so I didn't have to actually produce any art.  But, the teacher had other ideas.  We had one project where we had to draw a common object (the example was a key, I used a soda can tab) and divide a piece of paper into 12(?) squares and draw the object from different perspectives.  Not sure what I did wrong on that, but I got a D.  I also got a D when he had to do a drawing with converging lines, or whatever.  I at least know why I got a D on that.  I got A's and B's on the tests, but those two projects (which I didn't feel should have even been a requirement) pulled me down to a C.  I think I've triggered myself.

So sorry to remind you of that. My daughter, who has an art degree, has pretty traumatic memories of some of her classes. Me, I was just pissed off and flipped him off in my mind. I did enjoy other art classes (which fortunately, never required us to do - just to absorb and write about it).

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No, stupid Jeopardy writers, most of Anne McCaffrey's Pern novels were NOT written with her son.  Only a few of them were, and they were not good.

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31 minutes ago, proserpina65 said:

No, stupid Jeopardy writers, most of Anne McCaffrey's Pern novels were NOT written with her son.  Only a few of them were, and they were not good.

I yelled at Alex and the clue writers for even mentioning Todd!  The ones he had a hand in don't exist in my reality.

And apparently I was prescient last night -- I knew I'd get an asterisk for an FJ!  I just got it tonight instead.  🙂  Texas came to me right away.  Virginia and California crossed my mind, but I stuck with my first instinct.  Good for me!

But the only TS I got was nanoparticles.  I got distracted by something shiny for most of the game.

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I thought it was either VA or OH and went with Ohio.  Looks like I was right that the three places in VA don’t count as libraries or museums.  Heh, I should have known Texas but I do try to pretend the Bushes don’t exist. 
 

I’m also still singing “To the Temple of Music, by the Tower of Light, at the Pan-American Exposition...in Buffalo, in Buffalo.”

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35 minutes ago, Browncoat said:

And apparently I was prescient last night -- I knew I'd get an asterisk for an FJ!  I just got it tonight instead.  🙂  Texas came to me right away.  Virginia and California crossed my mind, but I stuck with my first instinct.  Good for me!

I said out loud 'Ohio -- California -- Texas', I don't know if I should give it to me or not.

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2 minutes ago, dgpolo said:

I said out loud 'Ohio -- California -- Texas', I don't know if I should give it to me or not.

If you ended with Texas, yes!

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13 hours ago, GrannySmith said:

I’ll give credit to the Ringling Museum and their bandwagon exhibits for that. 

I lived in Sarasota for 46 years and never saw the circus museum! We went to the Ringling Art Museum lots tho'. Glad I figured out the answer without going to the circus museum!!

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1 hour ago, Browncoat said:

And apparently I was prescient last night -- I knew I'd get an asterisk for an FJ!  I just got it tonight instead.  🙂

You've obviously been time traveling. I'll check back with you yesterday.

I've been time traveling too, having seen before the question of six presidents have had this first name that was on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire last night, and the state with most pres libraries/museums on FJ today. I just leave that time realm before I am given the answers. Or the time-space continuum erases my memory.

Yeah, that's the ticket.

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The "Picture the Movie" category amused me.

The McNamara TS surprised me.

I did not have a good game.  I got all but one in the first round, but missed quite a few in DJ, and random things, not things in traditionally weak subjects. 

I did get FJ.  I knew FDR's was the first presidential library, so I started mentally rattling off subsequent presidents, and getting to Johnson = Texas made me think of the Bushes.  I was out of time then, but figured there wouldn't be a state with more than three, so was confident I'd figured it out.  It was nice to end strong after my DJ performance.

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2 hours ago, M. Darcy said:

I’m also still singing “To the Temple of Music, by the Tower of Light, at the Pan-American Exposition...in Buffalo, in Buffalo.”

😂 Same! The only reason I know that answer is because of that song! That musical has come in handy for many Jeopardy answers!

I was surprised FJ was a triple stumper. I figured you had two with the Bushes and there was likely another, so Texas!

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The state that leapt to mind was Ohio, but I considered NY and CA before thinking about LBJ and the two Bushes, so I knew it had to be Texas.

I also got the DD of Baltic, Pushkin, and McNamera.

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10 minutes ago, Cotypubby said:

I was surprised FJ was a triple stumper. I figured you had two with the Bushes and there was likely another, so Texas!

Other = LBJ, but still, with so many presidents from other states like VA, I wasn’t sure about anything. 

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15 hours ago, proserpina65 said:

No, stupid Jeopardy writers, most of Anne McCaffrey's Pern novels were NOT written with her son.  Only a few of them were, and they were not good.

Technically, they said many - but since I stopped reading them when her son was a co-writer and have no idea how many he actually helped write (or wrote himself).  I consulted several lists and finally gave up counting. For me, Anne's are the only ones that count.

 

12 hours ago, Bastet said:

I knew FDR's was the first presidential library, so I started mentally rattling off subsequent presidents, and getting to Johnson = Texas made me think of the Bushes.

Very little makes me think of the Bushes, so I never did get to Texas.

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2 hours ago, Clanstarling said:

Very little makes me think of the Bushes, so I never did get to Texas.

LOL. Sorry for the bad trip this FJ gave you.

I first thought Iowa, because that library is near me. Couldn't think of a second. So I went to Missouri because I've been to that one. Couldn't think of a second. So I went to California because my CEO at the time went to Reagan's funeral. Couldn't think of a second. (Sorry not sorry Dick.) So I gave up.

I had a very traumatic experience in Texas some years ago and said I would never ever go back. Never have, never will. Obviously, that applies to mentally as well. Not sorry I missed Texas, for oh so many reasons.

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I said California, Mom said Texas. I have lived in Austin for 40+ years and can give tours of the LBJ, I've been so many times. I blame my wrong response on the fact that I had a bad experience with W's library and have blocked it out of my mind.

Sorry Texas wasn't kind to you, @saber5055 -- most of us try to be good hosts, but like everywhere, there's always those who ruin it for the rest of us.

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Texas was my first thought for FJ but California and Virginia did also occur to me.  When I first saw the FJ category I thought I was doomed so I was surprised the answer came to me so quickly.

I think next week's games will be very good.

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I first thought Ohio, since that's the Cradle of Presidents but apparently they didn't have enough that got libaries. Ended up in TX just in time. 

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Since FDR was the one who started Presidential Libraries, realizing how much of former President's papers and so on got lost, you go forward from there and you get LBJ and Bush 1 & 2 - Texas.

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No J! for us tonight. We get it on 2 channels - preempted on both.

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