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Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby Bamaman » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:23 pm

Against my better judgement, I am plunging into this genre of board game.

Here are the rules. I will accept suggestions for categories from anyone who wishes to submit one. I have final approval on them, but will accept any which I feel I can make a decent set of questions from. Try to go easy one, me, but I'll do my best to make them challenging to specialists.

Once a category is approved by the quizmaster, anyone may piggyback on the category. Piggybackers can change specialties before the questions are posted, but not the one who suggests it.

Submit your answers via p-mail, do not post them in this thread.

There will be six categories. Each category will have five questions. For your specialty, you must rank them in order of point value you wish to assign them, from 1-5. That will be the value of each question in your specialty. A wrong answer will deduct that amount from your score. For non-specialty categories, a correct answer is worth two points, a wrong answer loses a point and clams (not answering at all) are worth zero.

You can still play even if you don't declare a specialty, you just won't be able to get the extra points.

In the interest of sharing the wealth, the following people had a category approved in the last game and I request they not give a suggestion in this game.

xxaaaxx
Paucle
Randy G
Vanya
amorris525

Also, barandall did such a great job last game, I am allowing him to pick a category for this game if he so desires.

Feel free to study as much as you wish in between the posting of categories and the posting of the questions. Once they are posted, you are limited to your own knowledge and cannot consult any outside source outside of your own brain. If you happen to stumble across anything in the course of your daily life, that knowledge is permitted.

Ties will be broken by whom I like better. For information on how I might like you more, I'll p-mail you my paypal account number.

Just kidding. Ties will be broken by who submits their entry earlier.

I can't put a timeline on when the questions will be posted, so bear with me on that.

Good luck to everyone and lets get those suggestions going. I'm going to try to have no more than one category per genre, so if you see baseball has been approved, don't bother submitting another sports related category. But any genre that has not been approved is fair game.
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Re: Who's Special #4

Postby Bamaman » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:23 pm

Categories and specialists go here

Names almost the same.
Specialty of barandall8000
gamawire

thejeopardyfan
Paucle
mitchparov
MarkBarrett
xxaaaxx
TurdFerguson
]omgwheelhouse


AKC Best in show losers
(Breeds that have never won the top award)
Specialty of Peggles
cbec
mam418
dmleach
gloriaclemente



European rivers
Specialty of cheezguyty
Vanya
codehappy
dhkendall


Hoity-toity foods
Specialty of Woof
plasticene
bomtr
billypilgrim
boson
andreaborn
debrmac


College football
Specialty of jeff6286
amorriss525
econgator
spell4yr
LaFlaneur
Rackme32


Gilbert and Sullivan
Specialty of immaf
Magna
Lefty
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Re: Who's Special #4

Postby Bamaman » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:24 pm

I have entries from the following people.

Magna
plasticene
Paucle
codehappy
billy pilgrim
Woof
mitchparov
immaf
Vanya
Peggles
gamawire
dhkendall
MarkBarrett
econgator
spell4yr
Rackme32
LeFlaneur
boson
gloriaclemente
mam418
amorris525
andreaborn
dmleach
debramc
TurdFerguson
xxaaaxx
jeff6286
omgwheelhouse
Lefty
bomtr
cbec

I've also bolded the names of those who've entered on the specialty list.
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Re: Who's Special #4

Postby Bamaman » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:24 pm

After a delay due to work, computer issues and just plain laziness, here come the questions.

Remember to rank your answers in your specialty category from 1-5. that will be the point value. All other questions are two points if correct, a loss of a point if wrong and zero points for a clam. You can still play without declaring a specialty, but you will lose the chance to earn (or lose) extra points.

Deadline for entries is 2:00 CST on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

Name's almost the same
This will be about people, places and things with names that are similar. You will need to give me two answers on each question and answers must be exact to match. First and last names on people, please.

1. This 1980s pop star was so tired of being confused with this rock icon he went into the hospital.

2. Goerge Clooney appeared on these medical shows.

3. I wonder if Bob Newhart hired this guy to play his neighbor because he thought he was related to his boss at the network.

4. Perhaps during a break in filming at the 12th precinct, this actor read The Late, Great, plant Earth, by this man.

5. It was a lot easier to keep these countries straight when one was called Zaire.

Dog Show Losers

None of these breeds have won the Best in Show Award at the Westminister Dog Show. Perhaps this will motivate them to get off their duff and win next year.

1. This breed was launched in the U.S. in 1933 with the gift of dogs from the Dalai Lama to an American traveler.

2. This breed, featured in a popular movie, has a genetic predisposition to deafness.

3. The royal breed of Japan is commonly used in that country as a guard dog.

4. Developed from the St. John's Water dog in Newfoundland, it is the most popular breed in both the U.S. and Canada. Go fetch!!

5. While more dogs of it's group have won the Best in Show prize than anyt other, none have come from this breed used in fox hunting and named for and developed by an English minister.

European rivers

1. Two of the four world capitals the Danube flows through.

2. It is the longest river in Europe.

3. The remains of Joan of Arc were tossed into this river.

4. This four letter river forms the boundary between Poland and Germany before reaching the Baltic Sea.

5. Three rivers, the Minho, the Douro and the Tagus, divide this country into three distinct geographic areas.

Hoity Toity foods

None of these foods are served at Olive Gardens in Michigan.

1. Shepherd's pie is a meat dish covered by a thin layer of this.

2. Potage is a hoity toity name for this type of dish, especially thick ones.

3. On average, an Israeli eats 22 pounds of hummus, a spread made from these.

4. Kimchi is pickled vegetables popular in this country.

5. This dark green vegetable is the main ingredient in spanakopitta, a Greek pie.

College football

1. Players called him Coach Bryant, fans called him Bear, but this was the real first name of this legendary Alabama coach.

2. In 1935, Jay Berwanger of this then football power won the first Heisman Trophy.

3. It was the final score of the game between Georgia Tech and Cumberland played October 7, 1916.

4. This football conference recently accepted new members from Texas, Idaho and California. Think they should change their name?

5. With nearly 500 wins through the end of the 2011 season, this man has more wins than any other coach in all of college football.

Gilbert and Sullivan

1. If you were on a first name basis with them, you would address them as this.

2. Opened in 1881, this theatre, which was the home to many G&S productions, was the first in the world to be powered entirely by electricity.

3. Yum-Yum is the name of the heroine in this opera.

4. Gilbert was also a lawyer, so he likely knew what he was talking abut when he wrote this, the pair's only one act opera.

5. He was the commander of the HMS Pinafore.
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Re: Who's Special #4

Postby barandall800 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:26 pm

Hey, thanks for the shoutout! Funnily enough, I think I'm first to post here anyways.

My grand category idea: Name's Almost The Same. (Feel free to come up with a better category moniker...) Songs, names, TV shows, etc. with similar, easily confused names.
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Re: Who's Special #4

Postby Bamaman » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:29 pm

I'm a man of my word, so your category is approved.
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Re: Who's Special #4

Postby Paucle » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:00 pm

since my category won't be approved (a sound policy and one I endorse) I hope that means I won't get it at all? I hope so because I pick...

COUNTRY MUSIC ! bwahahahaha
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Re: Who's Special #4

Postby Bamaman » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:07 pm

Paucle wrote:since my category won't be approved (a sound policy and one I endorse) I hope that means I won't get it at all? I hope so because I pick...

COUNTRY MUSIC ! bwahahahaha


Well, TPH doesn't do these games, so you're probably safe. But if someone else does want to choose it, it's (I can do that since he isn't reading this) still in play.
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Re: Who's Special #4

Postby Paucle » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:44 pm

kills that strategy. :(
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Re: Who's Special #4

Postby Woof » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:11 pm

How about ethnic (i.e., non-American) cuisines?
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Re: Who's Special #4

Postby jeff6286 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:22 pm

Names almost the same.
Prior to 1997's George and Leo, Bob Newhart starred in these 3 CBS sitcoms.

Spoiler: show
What are Bob, Newhart, and The Bob Newhart Show


As for my category proposal...for a writer with Bama in his username, how about a category about college football?
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Re: Who's Special #4

Postby amorris525 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:35 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
As for my category proposal...for a writer with Bama in his username, how about a category about college football?


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Re: Who's Special #4

Postby Peggles » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:41 pm

Paucle wrote:since my category won't be approved (a sound policy and one I endorse) I hope that means I won't get it at all? I hope so because I pick...

COUNTRY MUSIC ! bwahahahaha



You are devious and evil. I like it!

I also like your avatar - a lot.
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Re: Who's Special #4

Postby lisa0012 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:44 pm

Woof wrote:How about ethnic (i.e., non-American) cuisines?


Hoity toity food?
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Re: Who's Special #4

Postby Peggles » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:45 pm

As I sit here watching the Westminster Dog Show, I'd like to suggest AKC breeds that have never won Best in Show at Westminster.
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Re: Who's Special #4

Postby Bamaman » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:01 pm

Peggles' Dog Show losers are approved. I'm torn between the two food categories, will make a decision later.

I love college football, but would like to see other sports nominations before I decide on that.
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Re: Who's Special #4

Postby cheezguyty » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:15 pm

What do you think of European Rivers?
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Re: Who's Special #4

Postby Bamaman » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:27 pm

I probably wouldn't want to swim in one, but I think I can come up with five questions on them.
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Re: Who's Special #4

Postby Paucle » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:31 pm

lisa0012 wrote:
Woof wrote:How about ethnic (i.e., non-American) cuisines?
Hoity toity food?

haha!- not only do I hope he takes Woof's suggestion, I hope this is what he calls it! :)
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Re: Who's Special #4

Postby lisa0012 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:41 pm

Bamaman wrote:Peggles' Dog Show losers are approved. I'm torn between the two food categories, will make a decision later.


I wasn't officially making a suggestion of a separate category, more of an alternate name of the initial offering to amuse myself any any others :) I will be significantly too busy this coming week to actually participate in this game, unfortunately.
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