Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Jeopardy Fail

Happy to post non political stuff as discussed in lady red's post.

Matt and I PVR Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and then watch it together while eating dinner, trying to solve the puzzles and answer the questions.  Tonight on Jeopardy there was a category called "House Proud" and the question was basically "what is it that the British call a caravan."  The returning champ answered " an RV", Alex answered, no that's wrong, the answer is "mobile home".

Er, Jeopardy, a British "caravan" is not a mobile home. It's an RV or a motor home or a travel trailer. I see some reference on line to a "static caravan" which looks like a mobile home but believe me no Brit would call a caravan a mobile home.

 Jeopardy = Fail.

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  1. Plus, anyone worth their weight in Britishness, would know that all the recurring characters in Coronation Street spent/spend every holiday in a rented caravan in Wales.

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  2. Not to mention Mr. Speak With An Accent On All Foreign Words in the past few days has said "San Jew-on" for San Juan, and San Jacinto (J as in jump) as opposed to San Jacinto as in San Hacinto.

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    1. Couldn't pronounce San Jacinto? Obviously he never heard the Peter Gabriel song.

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  3. You mean...you mean...Alex Trebek MADE A MISTAKE???

    *faint*

    Even I know what a caravan is, and I havent' been to England (yet). It seems odd that Trebek would mispronounce the spanish "J" and "Ju" sounds. It's pretty basic stuff. Maybe he needs to hang up categories and retire.

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  4. Sometimes I think their answers a pushing it a little bit, but Trebek does not write the clues or answers so I am will to give him that one. But for someone who uses foreign pronunciations ad nauseam to say San Jewan and San Jacinto (as opposed to Hacinto) seemed really strange to me.

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  5. Hahaaha, you caught Jeopardy in a mistake! That doesn't happen often!

    OK, I guess politics are kind of verboten but are any others watching this debate? I think it's been ok, too many "gotcha" questions and too few for Carson & Kasich. But I've been really impressed with Christie and his focus on HC and Obama instead of the other candidates. Kasich and Rubio have been pretty good as well. Bush needs to go buh-bye. And, surprisingly, I've been very impressed with Rand Paul tonight. I thought he spoke from the heart and was very eloquent. Can't wait for the caucuses...

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    1. I don't think politics is verboten at all. I don't think that was Lady Red's intention. I think we are just so burned out and we keep having to talk about the same crap over and over. I think we feel like a collective Sisyphus about things political. If the GOP establishment spent half as much time going after Obama as they do going after Trump, Trump would not be a blip on the political radar. The debate is timely, so please talk about it if you have a mind to do so.

      But speaking of politics and Jeopardy, I am keeping a log of Jeopardy this year. Over the past several years you could depend on Bill Clinton providing clues at least once a year. You could also depend a a cycle of "What Republican was accused of being the devil incarnate" coupled with "What Democrat healed the sick and raised the dead" type of clues. I thought it would be interesting to track.

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    2. Really? That's kind of creepy, Matt. I hadn't realized that the show bent left, just don't watch enough. But that's pathetic.

      I've been watching all the Oscar nominated movies. I was enjoying a very slow-moving pic that had a couple actors I've always liked as the leads. Then they just had to throw in a line of completely gratuitous liberal script. Guess they had to prove their progressive chops to the closed, rigid Hollywood society to which they belong. And the movie was apolitical. Bloody wankers :-)

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    3. Over the past six months or so they have even had a couple of clues about how wonderful Elizabeth Warren is.

      I hate gratuitous slams. As I have written here before, that's why I sometimes get irritated with Ann Coulter: she will write a column just so she can include some extraneous, irrelevant insult. Sure Steyne throws in insults, but they are appropriate and relevant to the subject at hand.

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  6. Florrie, politics aren't verboten. At all! I just don't want us (and by "us" I actually mean "me", hahaha!) to "burn out" before it's time to rally. I love the humor you inject into the subject; keep it coming! :)

    This will probably sound odd, but the whole LaVoy Finnicum thing really shook my tree. Did it bother you guys? I know that he picked the wrong time, the wrong place, and certainly the wrong company to make his stand, but damn. To see a father and grandfather, who has never hurt anyone, gunned down like that was awful. And all the despicable, horrific comments by the left on the internet were hateful enough to take one's breath away. I mean, wow. Unbelievable.

    The left, champions of "tolerance" and "acceptance", are not good people. They are, in fact, downright evil. So much hate, so little time..

    *shudder*

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    1. It was terrible, lady red. I feel like it happened in our back yard so I can imagine how lewy felt.

      I can only abide a very few sites because most of the comments (and it's all about the comments baybee!) are just horrible. It's like wading through a sewer.

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    2. Yeah. That was ugly.

      The video I rate as inconclusive. Hands in the air at first, then definitely looking like he was reaching for something.

      Could have been seeking martyrdom. I agree with lady red, bad choice of a hill to die on. Or maybe he was jacked up and just executed. I doubt we'll know.

      And yeah, where it landed for me was the bloodthirsty bolshevik cuntfart squeefest at the possibility of a massacre. Not just in the comment sections but in conversations around Portland. Duly noted, 'tards. Your culture isn't as monolithic as you think; there are "sleeper cells" who walk among you...

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    3. From the pictures of him I've seen, the guy carried a six-shooter on his right hip. I think he reached down AFTER he was shot, but as you say, without sound, the video is inconclusive. Regardless of that, he was on his way to meet with the sheriff. The effing feds should have stood down.

      I'm in the process of deleting back posts from my facebook page, in preparation of shutting it down. It's either that or "unfriend" family and colleagues who have lost their humanity (as well as their marbles) by gleefully celebrating LaVoy's murder. It's truly sickening, and not something I want to read with my morning coffee.

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    4. "who have lost their humanity (as well as their marbles) by gleefully celebrating LaVoy's murder."

      Good lord, I didn't realize it was that bad, lady red. No matter what "side" you're on, how can anyone with an ounce of humanity celebrate someone's violent death? Or murder? I guess that's one reason why my fb is just a token nod to social media.

      And has anyone seen Aridog lately? He hasn't been around for a while, I hope all is ok.

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    5. lady red (et al) - check this post from zero hedge.

      I think this is a good critique of what happened in Burns.

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    6. Thank you lewy, I just read the article. It's outstanding, and I agree with what he says.

      Mr. Finicum's death is not in vain though. Many moderates are incensed and have moved a step further into the Liberty mindset, and many others have had their resolve strengthened by his courage (however misguided).

      Rather than the "hot" war exemplified by Burns, we will win by being cold and methodical. Like he said, we should aspire to critical thinking, sound strategy, seeking an entrenched position in our local communities, and honing our own personal skills on a daily basis.

      Also brought up in the article: ham radios. There aren't enough of them. Not nearly enough of them. Perhaps small groups of locally-based patriots could pool their money to buy a setup...X 1,000.

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    7. Florrie, I emailed aridog yesterday, but I haven't heard back from him yet. I too am a bit worried. And I miss him!

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    8. Wow, Check this out.

      So I guess a person doesn't need a room full of expensive equipment anymore? Am I understanding this correctly?

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    9. No. You definitely don't need a room full of expensive equipment anymore.

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    10. That is UHF in the 400 MHz band. That is going to be used primarily on repeaters I would think. It you want short wave stuff to talk around the world you are still going to need something bigger than a bread box, although the old "room full of equipment" probably had a separate receiver and transmitter, as opposed to a transceiver. With the short wave stuff you probably would need some sort of antenna matching network.

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