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by theamazingchong
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [FINAL STANDINGS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10704

Re: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [FINAL STANDINGS]

Thanks to all who played! FINAL STANDINGS 1. pauerpoint -- 22 + 3 = 25 [previous rank: 1] 2. mennoknight -- 30 + 3 = 33 [previous rank: 2] 3. macrae1234 -- 35 + 2 = 37 [previous rank: 5] 4. flutist319 -- 36 + 3 = 39 [previous rank: 6] 4. ouachiouat -- 37 + 2 = 39 [previous rank: 7] 6. Mark Barrett -...
by theamazingchong
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [FINAL STANDINGS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10704

Re: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [Q11 Revealed!]

SCORING NOTE: Please reply/PM with objections to this scoring by 5 PM PST, February 11th. Final standings will be posted at (or shortly after) that time. Had I been playing this TD, I surely would have used UNITE/FLEE on this question. Props to those entrants who were able to come up with a correct...
by theamazingchong
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [FINAL STANDINGS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10704

Re: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [Bonus 2 & Q10 Revealed!]

國父 - Bonus 2. For -2 points, name the “Founding Father” of Taiwan. Same note from question 9 re: answer format applies here. ( N.B. You are eligible for this bonus even if you FLEE or UNITE on Question 9. ) The founding father of Taiwan (i.e., the Republic of China) is Dr. Sun Yat-sen . I have neve...
by theamazingchong
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 10069

Re: Thursday, February 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Poor Megan. That was tough to watch. Poor Kate. That was tough to watch. Ditto. Instaget on FJ. Haven't considered how long it would take to write it though. They probably would have accepted just the return of the king. For Hamilton paper, I went with Bermuda. How many others? Muscat daily a TS? O...
by theamazingchong
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [FINAL STANDINGS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10704

Re: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [Q10 Revealed!]

Scores after Question 10: 1. pauerpoint -- 21 + 1 = 22 [previous rank: 1] 2. mennoknight -- 24 + 6 = 30 [previous rank: 2] 3. lindap -- 31 + 3 = 34 [previous rank: 5] 3. mcsheffrey -- 29 + 5 = 34 [previous rank: 4] 5. macrae1234 -- 32 + 3 = 35 [previous rank: 7] 6. flutist319 -- 26 + 10 = 36 [previo...
by theamazingchong
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [FINAL STANDINGS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10704

Re: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [Q10 Revealed!]

10. 紅包拿來 - MONEY. [12 choices--pick only one] This phrase (hóngbāonálái) often follows 恭喜發財 (gōngxǐfācái, from Question 2) in a rhyming couplet of sorts. It’s a Chinese New Year tradition for members of the older generation to give red envelopes (紅包) with money to the younger generation. So, kids w...
by theamazingchong
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [FINAL STANDINGS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10704

Re: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [Bonus 2 Revealed!]

Scores after Bonus 2: 1. pauerpoint -- 21 + 0 = 21 [previous rank: 1] 2. mennoknight -- 26 + -2 = 24 [previous rank: 2] 3. flutist319 -- 26 + 0 = 26 [previous rank: 2] 4. mcsheffrey -- 29 + 0 = 29 [previous rank: 4] 5. lindap -- 31 + 0 = 31 [previous rank: 5] 5. Peachbox -- 31 + 0 = 31 [previous ran...
by theamazingchong
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [FINAL STANDINGS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10704

Re: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [Bonus 2 Revealed!]

國父 - Bonus 2. For -2 points, name the “Founding Father” of Taiwan. Same note from question 9 re: answer format applies here. ( N.B. You are eligible for this bonus even if you FLEE or UNITE on Question 9. ) The founding father of Taiwan (i.e., the Republic of China) is Dr. Sun Yat-sen . Five entran...
by theamazingchong
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [FINAL STANDINGS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10704

Re: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [Q9 Revealed!]

Scores after Question 9: 1. pauerpoint -- 20 + 1 = 21 [previous rank: 1] 2. flutist319 -- 23 + 3 = 26 [previous rank: 3] 2. mennoknight -- 22 + 4 = 26 [previous rank: 2] 4. mcsheffrey -- 25 + 4 = 29 [previous rank: 4] 5. lindap -- 27 + 4 = 31 [previous rank: 5] 5. Peachbox -- 31 + 0 = 31 [previous r...
by theamazingchong
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [FINAL STANDINGS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10704

Re: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [Q9 Revealed!]

I was surprised at how few people answered with the incumbent--she was in the news just a few months ago. Nonetheless, most entrants used a FLEE or UNITE on this question, as I expected. 9. 步步高升 - MOVING UP. [7 possible answers] The island of Taiwan has undergone tremendous growth in its short histo...
by theamazingchong
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [FINAL STANDINGS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10704

Re: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [Q8 Revealed!]

wrong answer Quebec City macrae1234 I don't know your source but living close by and watching the vote live I remember Quebec being in the running for the 2002 Olympics held in Salt (the bribe the voters scandal) Lake Utah I checked Quebec received 7 votes in the voting https://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
by theamazingchong
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [FINAL STANDINGS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10704

Re: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [Q8 Revealed!]

Scores after Question 8: 1. pauerpoint -- 18 + 2 = 20 [previous rank: 2] 2. mennoknight -- 20 + 2 = 22 [previous rank: 4] 3. flutist319 -- 18 + 5 = 23 [previous rank: 2] 4. mcsheffrey -- 16 + 9 = 25 [previous rank: 1] 5. lindap -- 27 + 0 = 27 [previous rank: 6] 6. Peachbox -- 29 + 2 = 31 [previous r...
by theamazingchong
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [FINAL STANDINGS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10704

Re: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [Q8 Revealed!]

8. 心想事成 - DREAMS COME TRUE. [16 possible answers] In 1993, the IOC voted on the host of the 2000 Summer Olympics: Beijing won the first three rounds of voting, but lost by two votes in the final round to Sydney, Australia. Beijing fared better eight years later, winning the 2008 Summer Olympics, wh...
by theamazingchong
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [FINAL STANDINGS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10704

Re: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [Q7 Revealed!]

Just a suggestion for future TDs - please let us review our responses, so we can check for typos. I guess I must have been distracted when answering that - can't believe that I said Tolkien wrote A Dances with Dragon rather than The Hobbit, or that I misspelled his name. Point well taken. Also, for...
by theamazingchong
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [FINAL STANDINGS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10704

Re: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [Q7 Revealed!]

Scores after Question 7: 1. mcsheffrey -- 15 + 1 = 16 [previous rank: 1] 2. flutist319 -- 16 + 2 = 18 [previous rank: 4] 2. pauerpoint -- 15 + 3 = 18 [previous rank: 1] 4. mennoknight -- 15 + 5 = 20 [previous rank: 1] 5. Woof -- 23 + 3 = 26 [previous rank: 6] 6. lindap -- 23 + 4 = 27 [previous rank:...
by theamazingchong
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [FINAL STANDINGS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10704

Re: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [Q7 Revealed!]

7. 年 - BEASTS. [11 choices--pick only one] According to Chinese folklore, a mythical beast called the 年 (nián) terrorized villagers by eating children and whatnot. The villagers soon discovered that the 年 was terrified of loud noises and the color red; nowadays, setting off firecrackers and hanging...
by theamazingchong
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [FINAL STANDINGS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10704

Re: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [Q6 Revealed!]

Scores after Question 6: 1. mcsheffrey -- 13 + 2 = 15 [previous rank: 1] 1. mennoknight -- 13 + 2 = 15 [previous rank: 1] 1. pauerpoint -- 13 + 2 = 15 [previous rank: 1] 4. flutist319 -- 13 + 3 = 16 [previous rank: 1] 5. Magna -- 17 + 2 = 19 [previous rank: 5] 6. lindap -- 18 + 5 = 23 [previous rank...
by theamazingchong
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [FINAL STANDINGS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10704

Re: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [Q6 Revealed!]

6. 粘糕 - STICKY CAKE. [14 possible answers] A traditional Chinese New Year food is the 粘糕 (niángāo), a sticky rice cake. This is another play on words: the middle two characters of the auspicious saying 年年高升 (niánniángāoshēng) share the same pronunciation as 粘糕. There are 14 countries “stuck” to Chi...
by theamazingchong
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [FINAL STANDINGS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10704

Re: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [Q5 Revealed!]

Scores after Question 5: 1. flutist319 -- 11 + 2 = 13 [previous rank: 2] 1. mcsheffrey -- 11 + 2 = 13 [previous rank: 2] 1. mennoknight -- 7 + 6 = 13 [previous rank: 1] 1. pauerpoint -- 11 + 2 = 13 [previous rank: 2] 5. Magna -- 11 + 6 = 17 [previous rank: 2] 6. lindap -- 12 + 6 = 18 [previous rank:...
by theamazingchong
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [FINAL STANDINGS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10704

Re: TD 330 - Chinese New Year [Q5 Revealed!]

5. 春 - SPRING. [10 choices--pick only one] Another name for Chinese New Year is 春節 (chūnjié), meaning “Spring Festival.” Below are the words for “spring” (the season) in ten different languages. Pick one choice and name the language--don’t forget the letter! (a) Printemps (b) Jaro (c) İlkbahar (d) ...