Finally... Think Different #150

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Re: Finally... Think Different #150

Postby econgator » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:21 am

the_phil wrote:Well, I'll know for next time that even a "wrong" answer is better than responding with "?????"


At least somebody around here gets that ... ;)
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Re: Finally... Think Different #150

Postby goforthetie » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:27 am

... whereas I saw the question and immediately thought that Greg Popovich would of course be a legitimate answer. It didn't say that answers had to be former coaches or players, it asked for people who had "formerly" (that is, in the past, prior to this season) coached/played for the Spurs.

My internal debate was whether assistant coaches would count, but I figured you couldn't get to 10 without counting them.
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Re: Finally... Think Different #150

Postby gamawire » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:09 pm

goforthetie wrote:... whereas I saw the question and immediately thought that Greg Popovich would of course be a legitimate answer. It didn't say that answers had to be former coaches or players, it asked for people who had "formerly" (that is, in the past, prior to this season) coached/played for the Spurs.


... whereas I read the word "formerly" as "used to," which, I believe, is the interpretation most people (like the_phil) would come to. I do not think I would have accepted Popovich if he'd never left and come back. Irrelevant, however, since he did.
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Re: Finally... Think Different #150

Postby gamawire » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:19 pm

3. Name a woman who has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (previous to 1948, the award was called the Pulitzer Prize for Novel, so I’m talking 1948-present).
Bonus: for a one point deduction in your score, name the work for which she won
.

If you didn’t answer Morrison or Lee on this one (or incorrectly), you were in good shape. Unfortunately, that wasn’t very many of you!

Here is the complete list of women who have won:

2011 A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
2009 Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
2006 March by Geraldine Brooks
2005 Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
2000 Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
1995 The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
1994 The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
1992 A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
1989 Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
1988 Beloved by Toni Morrison
1985 Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie
1983 The Color Purple by Alice Walker
1973 The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty
1970 The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford by Jean Stafford
1966 The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter by Katherine Anne Porter
1965 The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau
1961 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Toni Morrison for Beloved, 1988 (8):
MarkBarrett **
mitchparov **
Vanya
Turd Ferguson **
Bamaman
jkbrat **
debramc **
teapot37 **

Harper Lee, for To Kill a Mockingbird, 1961 (7):
Peggles **
SkeeBallRaif **
DadofTwins **
Magna **
RandyG **
amorris525 **
goforthetie **

Alice Walker, for The Color Purple, 1983 (3):
Rackme32 **
mennoknight **
jeff6286 **

Eudora Welty, for The Optimist’s Daughter, 1973 (1):
econgator

Anne Tyler, for Breathing Lessons, 1989 (1):
Le Master **

Jane Smiley, for A Thousand Acres, 1992 (1):
billy pilgrim **

E. Annie Proulx, for The Shipping News, 1994 (1):
Paucle **

DROP (0):
None

INCORRECT (13):
the_phil (Ayn Rand – never won)
WRV (Pearl S. Buck – won for novel in 1932)

Correct answers not used are listed above

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Re: Finally... Think Different #150

Postby MarkBarrett » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:20 pm

1. Name a 2011-12 season NBA head coach who formerly played for or coached the San Antonio Spurs. Bonus: for a one point deduction in your score, name the team he was coaching this past season (10).

I did not mean to cause any trouble in answering Popovich. I interpreted the question as "formerly" only applying to playing for the Spurs. So, I went for Popovich as: Name a 2011-12 season NBA head coach who coached the San Antonio Spurs as leaving one spot open for at least knowing the Spurs current coach. I feel guilty in only scoring two points and then getting one taken away for the gimme bonus when my knowledge was so lacking on this question. Thank you for the kind judging.

I was ready to drop the opening Spurs question until I got to the governors Q at #2 which was even worse for me to even get one name.
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Re: Finally... Think Different #150

Postby gamawire » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:22 pm

4. One of the versions of “The Scream” by Edvard Munch recently sold for $119.9 million, placing it at number seven on the list of the seventeen most expensive paintings ever sold (listings are based on inflation adjusted values in most cases). Name another artist whose work can be found on this list.

Here is the list (into which I have inserted the recent Munch sale into its correct position):

1. Jackson Pollock: No. 5, 1948 ($140 million in 2006; $151.8 million inflation adjusted value)
2. Willem de Kooning: Woman III ($137.5 million in 2006; $149.1 million inflation adjusted value)
3. Gustav Klimt: Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I ($135 million in 2006; $145.3 million inflation adjusted value)
4. Vincent van Gogh: Portrait of Dr. Gachet ($82.5 million in 1990; $139.5 million inflation adjusted value)
5. Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Bal du Moulin de la Galette ($78.1 million in 1990; $132 million inflation adjusted value)
6. Pablo Picasso: Garcon a la Pipe ($104.2 million in 2004; $120.3 million inflation adjusted value)
6 1/2. Edward Munch: The Scream ($119.9 in 2012)
7. Pablo Picasso: Nude, Green Leaves and Bust ($106.5 million in 2010; $106.6 million inflation adjusted value)
8. Vincent van Gogh: Portrait of Joseph Roulin ($58 million in 1989; $101.7 million inflation adjusted value)
9. Pablo Picasso: Dora Maar au Chat ($95.2 million in 2006; $102.7 inflation adjusted value)
10. Vincent van Gogh: Irises ($59.3 million in 1987; $102 million inflation adjusted value)
11. Andy Warhol: 8 Elvises ($100 million in 2008; $100.9 million inflation adjusted value)
12. Vincent van Gogh: Portrait de l’artiste sans barbe ($71.5 million in 1998; $95.3 inflation adjusted value)
13. Gustav Klimt: Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II ($87.9 million in 2006; $95.2 inflation adjusted value)
14. Peter Paul Rubens: Massacre of the Innocents ($76.7 million in 2002; $93 inflation adjusted value)
15. Francis Bacon: Triptych 1976 ($86.3 million in 2008; $87 inflation adjusted value)
16. Jasper Johns: False Start ($80 million in 2006; $86 inflation adjusted value)
17. Vincent van Gogh: Wheat Field with Cypresses ($57 million in 1993; $86.4 inflation adjusted value)

Vincent van Gogh (7):
mitchparov
Turd Ferguson
Magna
jkbrat
amorris525
debramc
teapot37

Pablo Picasso (6):
Rackme32
the_phil
WRV
SkeeBallRaif
Bamaman
jeff6286

Gustav Klimt (3):
Paucle
mennoknight
billy pilgrim

Andy Warhol (2):
Peggles
Vanya

Peter Paul Rubens (1):
Le Master

DROP (0):
econgator
goforthetie

INCORRECT (12):
MarkBarrett (Claude Monet)
DadofTwins (Winslow Homer)
RandyG (Mark Rothko)

Correct answers not used:

Jackson Pollock
Willem de Kooning
Francis Bacon
Jasper Johns
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Re: Finally... Think Different #150

Postby Vanya » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:23 pm

Nuts. I thought Pollock would sheep.
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Re: Finally... Think Different #150

Postby gamawire » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:28 pm

TOTALS AFTER QUESTION 4:

econgator -- 4
Paucle -- 4
Le Master -- 7
goforthetie -- 7
mennoknight -- 8
billy pilgrim -- 9
Rackme32 -- 10
Peggles -- 11
Vanya -- 12
amorris525 -- 14
Bamaman -- 15
jeff6286 -- 16
Magna -- 16
jkbrat -- 17
teapot37 -- 17
Turd Ferguson -- 18
MarkBarrett -- 20
mitchparov -- 20
WRV -- 22
debramc -- 23
SkeeBallRaif -- 23
DadofTwins -- 28
the_phil -- 28
RandyG -- 33


Unfortunately, that's it for the reveal until I get home this afternoon. We have a couple trying to pull away from the pack - will it last?
Stay tuned - at least one more controversial ruling coming up ....
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Re: Finally... Think Different #150

Postby MarkBarrett » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:44 pm

I had Claude Monet and not Renoir as my guess, so neg away. My luck ran out.
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Re: Finally... Think Different #150

Postby econgator » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:57 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:My luck ran out.


And mine is almost certainly about to. :)
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Re: Finally... Think Different #150

Postby goforthetie » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:03 pm

Vanya wrote:Nuts. I thought Pollock would sheep.


Ditto. I knew Harper Lee wasn't going to be great but I thought it might be slightly better than Pollock (esp. with the bonus).
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Re: Finally... Think Different #150

Postby gamawire » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:25 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:I had Claude Monet and not Renoir as my guess, so neg away. My luck ran out.


You did indeed - sorry about that! It's fixed now.
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Re: Finally... Think Different #150

Postby gamawire » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:44 pm

I still need to hear from Le Master please for question 6!!
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Re: Finally... Think Different #150

Postby gamawire » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:34 pm

5. Name a future President who served in the House of Representatives with another future President.

This is from Wikipedia:

Congressman Jackson served with Congressman Madison (1796–1797)
Congressman Harrison served with Congressman Tyler (1816–1819)
Congressman Buchanan served with Congressman Polk (1825–1831)
Congressman Adams also served with Congressman Polk (1831–1839), and later served with Congressmen Fillmore (1833–1835; 1837–1843), Pierce (1833–1837), Johnson (1843–1848), and Lincoln (1847–1848)
Congressman Garfield served with both Congressmen Hayes (1865–1867) and McKinley (1877–1881)
Congressman Nixon served with Congressmen Johnson (1947–1949), John F. Kennedy (1947–1950), and Ford (1949–1950). Congressman Ford later served with Congressman Bush (1967–1971).

Gerald Ford (5):
MarkBarrett
the_phil
SkeeBallRaif
RandyG
debramc

Lyndon Johnson (5):
mitchparov
Vanya
Le Master
mennoknight
jeff6286

Richard Nixon (3):
Bamaman
Magna
billy pilgrim

John Kennedy (2):
Paucle
Peggles

James Polk (2):
WRV
jkbrat

Abraham Lincoln (2):
econgator
teapot37

James Buchanan (2):
DadofTwins
goforthetie

Franklin Pierce (1):
Turd Ferguson

William Henry Harrison (1):
Rackme32

James Madison (1):
amorris525

DROP (0):
NONE!

INCORRECT (10):
NONE!

Correct answers not used:

Andrew Jackson
John Tyler
Millard Fillmore
Andrew Johnson
William McKinley
Rutherford Hayes
James Garfield
George H.W. Bush
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Re: Finally... Think Different #150

Postby RandyG » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:47 pm

High score wins.... right?
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Re: Finally... Think Different #150

Postby gamawire » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:22 pm

6. Name a state that has had a female governor in the 21st century.

I thought a few mroe of you would have gone for Alaska, but maybe you're all just trying to forget Sarah Palin. I know I've tried! :D

Arizona (6):
MarkBarrett
WRV
Peggles
Bamaman
jkbrat
mennoknight

Alaska (4):
econgator
amorris525
jeff6286
debramc

Michigan (3):
mitchparov
Turd Ferguson
billy pilgrim

Oklahoma (3):
Magna
teapot37
Le Master

Kansas (2):
DadofTwins
RandyG

Delaware (2):
SkeeBallRaif
goforthetie

Massachusetts (1):
Paucle

North Carolina (1):
the_phil

Washington (1):
Vanya

DROP (0):
None!

INCORRECT (11):
Rackme32 (Wyoming – hasn’t had one since 1927)

Correct answers not given:

New Jersey
Louisiana
New Hampshire
Connecticut
Montana
Hawaii
New Mexico
Utah
South Carolina
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Re: Finally... Think Different #150

Postby gamawire » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:29 pm

SCORES AFTER 6:

Paucle -- 7
econgator -- 10
goforthetie -- 11
billy pilgrim -- 15
Le Master -- 15
Vanya -- 18
amorris525 -- 19
mennoknight -- 19
Peggles -- 19
Magna -- 22
Rackme32 -- 22
teapot37 -- 22
Turd Ferguson -- 22
Bamaman -- 24
jeff6286 -- 25
jkbrat -- 25
mitchparov -- 28
SkeeBallRaif -- 30
WRV -- 30
MarkBarrett -- 31
DadofTwins -- 32
debramc -- 32
the_phil -- 34
RandyG -- 40

As he has been known to do, Paucle is starting to pull away from the pack a little more ... can he hang on to his lead? Stay tuned ...
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Re: Finally... Think Different #150

Postby amorris525 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:39 pm

Awesome, my WAG on Madison worked out!
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Re: Finally... Think Different #150

Postby gamawire » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:50 pm

7. Name an author who has hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for adult fiction this year (2012).

As I mentioned, part of this question was accidentally left off, so I accepted #1s from any fiction list (except for those listed under children's or graphic books). As it turned out, the only one you guys named not on the hardcover list was E.L. James - we know what kind of books you've been reading, Magna and goforthetie!! :oops:

I thought the most popular response would be more evenly split between Patterson and Grisham.

James Patterson (9):
Rackme32
MarkBarrett
WRV
Turd Ferguson
Le Master
RandyG
debramc
mennoknight
teapot37

Stephen King (3):
the_phil
Vanya
amorris525

John Grisham (2):
mitchparov
Bamaman

E.L. James (2):
Magna
goforthetie

J.D. Robb (1):
Peggles

Vince Flynn (1):
econgator

DROP (0):
Paucle
DadofTwins
billy pilgrim
jeff6286

INCORRECT (14):
SkeeBallRaif (Suzanne Collins – not on any of the lists)
jkbrat (Haruki Murakami – not on any of the lists)


Correct answers not given:

Many. A list longer than I’d like to post, but a few notables are Dean Koontz, Mary Higgins Clark, and Clive Cussler.
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Re: Finally... Think Different #150

Postby mennoknight » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:56 pm

I avoided Egan and EL James like the plague because they were so recent. Curse you TD!
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