reddpen wrote:TPH, the last graf of your first post is either a case study in how to fail at FJ, or the brilliant culmination of a years-long prank at the board's expense. I'm betting on the former, but jeeeeez.
Do any of YOU put down an answer that every single cell in your body is screaming "no, that's absolutely friggin' wrong, don't you dare put it down"?
The only times I leave FJ blank are when I can't come up with an answer that I can't unequivocally say is wrong.
But there's a difference between what I think is wrong and what you think is wrong.
In your mind, Nielsen is wrong because you do not know he took ratings for radio before TV. You're guessing it's wrong.
In my mind, I cannot rule out Nielsen because, while I know he worked in TV ratings, I do not know for a fact whether or not he's worked in radio
There. My dirty secret. I know as much about Nielsen's history in radio work as you do.
TryphonTournesol wrote: bpmod wrote:
Here is the Greenland clue, just in case anybody was wondering about the wording:
I like it even less now. "Even though it's 1,300 miles away" from what? Canada? The territory? Extremely vague. And while "just off" is obviously subjective, the only place where Greenland is even remotely as close to Canada as St. Pierre is is way up in the far north of Ellesmere Island, a place absolutely nobody lives. None of this makes the answer wrong, but it's just a terrible clue that indicates to me that the writer(s) had no idea that St. Pierre was a thing when they wrote it. Otherwise I think they would have recognized that the clue was what we used to refer to as a "binary screw" in quiz bowl and included another piece of information that would have made Denmark the more obvious choice for someone who was familiar with both territories.
Point of technicality, that's not the *entire* clue. The way they worded the category, it's meant to precede each clue, so I think you need to read the clue, in full, as:
"The E.U country that [h]as a territory just off Canada even though it is 1,300 miles away."
Not sure if this helps you or not, but helped me.