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by econgator
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Scoreboard
Replies: 31
Views: 7657

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Scoreboard

DadofTwins wrote:Would it be possible for a mod to sticky (of whatever they call it in php) this thread to the front page?
There are lots of things I can do to threads. Sadly, "stick" doesn't seem to be one of them.
by econgator
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 4 Instant Replay Thread (SPOILERS)
Replies: 182
Views: 23926

Re: SHC Round 4 Instant Replay Thread (SPOILERS)

gnash wrote: I wouldn't call supply a "factor"
He was looking for scarcity, no?
by econgator
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 4, Day 4
Replies: 93
Views: 13168

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 4, Day 4

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AMERICAN IDOL COVER ALBUMS

2: Independence Day

4: Respect

6: Wanted Dead or Alive

8: CLAM

10: CLAM

ECONOMIC”S”

3: stock

6: a service good

9: scarcity

12: a subsidy

15: stagflation
by econgator
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 4, Day 3
Replies: 91
Views: 13199

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 4, Day 3

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TO GET TO THE OTHER “SID”

2: sideshow

4: sidesaddle

6: Siddhartha

8: sidewinder

10: SidCLAMMA

GOING MEDIEVAL

3: Iberian?

6: 1054

9: CLAM

12: Capetian

15: CLAM
by econgator
Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 4 Instant Replay Thread (SPOILERS)
Replies: 182
Views: 23926

Re: SHC Round 4 Instant Replay Thread (SPOILERS)

Vanya wrote: "I say" is not an independent clause
Subject and predicate. Looks pretty independent to me.
by econgator
Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 4 Instant Replay Thread (SPOILERS)
Replies: 182
Views: 23926

Re: SHC Round 4 Instant Replay Thread (SPOILERS)

So, I'm grading R4D1 and billypilgrim gets the first three right in Sonnets and the 3, 9, and 15 pointers in Dramas. The next entrant is billiej, who gets the first three right in Sonnets and the 3, 9, and 15 pointer in Dramas .... hmmmmmm ....

Maybe they're the same person? :)
by econgator
Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 4 Instant Replay Thread (SPOILERS)
Replies: 182
Views: 23926

Re: SHC Round 4 Instant Replay Thread (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:How many of us older players are saying Formosa instead of Taiwan?
*raises hand*

I was going to guess Nicosia for the 10-pointer, but wasn't confident enough.
by econgator
Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 4 Instant Replay Thread (SPOILERS)
Replies: 182
Views: 23926

Re: SHC Round 4 Instant Replay Thread (SPOILERS)

So, the 2-pointer is New Zealand, eh? Wouldn't have got that in a million years. Wonder if I'll be the only one to miss it....
by econgator
Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 4, Day 2
Replies: 88
Views: 15521

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 4, Day 2

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STRAITS

2: uhhhhh .... uhhhhh .... CLAM

4: Hormuz

6: the Formosa Strait?

8: Sri Lanka

10: ?

GRAMMAR TERMS

3: conjunctions

6: a clause

9: the infinitive

12: modifier

15: mood
by econgator
Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 4, Day 1
Replies: 91
Views: 13250

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 4, Day 1

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2: Shakespeare

4: Browning

6: Emma Lazarus?

8: CLAM

10: CLAM

CABLE DRAMAS

3: Six Feet Under

6: CLAM

9: Dexter

12: Game of Thrones

15: Damages
by econgator
Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 4: Runners-up edition
Replies: 66
Views: 14280

Re: Think Different 4: Runners-up edition

5. Name a country that lost in the final of a FIFA World Cup. Incorrect answers (9 pts): U.S.A.: BigDaddyJ I'd like to appeal the ruling here. The USA lost the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, which is in fact "a FIFA World Cup". "FIFA World Cup" is generally considered to refer only to the Men's tourn...
by econgator
Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 3 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]
Replies: 119
Views: 18300

Re: SHC Round 3 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]

omgwheelhouse wrote:ugh, i can't believe i misread the thor question and answered thor instead of thorium. can't hurt to throw a hail mary and ask for credit but of course i understand if i'm denied. i promise i did know that the element was thorium.
I'm sure either will be accepted.
by econgator
Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 4: Runners-up edition
Replies: 66
Views: 14280

Re: Think Different 4: Runners-up edition

Vanya wrote:9 drops and one place.
Like I said in my submission: I knew this when I first submitted it, but I have since forgotten. :)
by econgator
Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: League of Dorks
Replies: 12
Views: 3319

Re: League of Dorks

reddpen wrote:League of Dorks:

590 reddpen

Dork potential:
591 econgator
Looks like I'm potentially beating you by a point. :)
by econgator
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 3 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]
Replies: 119
Views: 18300

Re: SHC Round 3 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]

And in playing tennis, it's common to use "ad in" and "ad out" rather than the more cumbersome "advantage in" and "advantage out." *nod* That's the only time I've ever used it -- when I am actually playing tennis with someone else. I don't think I've ever heard the chair umpire call anything but, "...
by econgator
Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 3 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]
Replies: 119
Views: 18300

Re: SHC Round 3 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]

Game precedence: if part of the clue is wrong, the clue is wrong. Maybe so, but it's wasting DoT's time to 1) rule on it, 2) make up a RQ, 3) grade all those RQs, and 4) go back to everyone's score sheet and adjust. There's no other possible answer it could have been. I say just deal with it and mo...
by econgator
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 3 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]
Replies: 119
Views: 18300

Re: SHC Round 3 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]

alamble wrote:That, I think, is enough of a problem to prompt an RQ.
I disagree. The clue asked for the zodiac sign with the head of a goat and tail of a fish. There's only one -- Capricorn. Whether the clue mentioned Bacchus or Pan or Mike Tyson becoming it isn't relevant.
by econgator
Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 3, Day 6
Replies: 94
Views: 15318

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 3, Day 6

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“OK” BY ME

2: okra

4: Lake Okeechobee

6: the breaststroke

8: Brokeback Mountain

10: the Tokens

MYTHS IN SPACE

3: my own sign of Aries

6: the crab

9: Ganymede

12: Capricorn

15: Cassiopeia
by econgator
Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 3, Day 5
Replies: 89
Views: 13875

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 3, Day 5

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MOUNTAINS

2: The Appalachians

4: Antarctica

6: ?

8: the Caucuses

10: CLAM

2-LETTER WORDS

3: If

6: the id

9: ad

12: ox

15: ?
by econgator
Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 3, Day 4
Replies: 90
Views: 13825

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 3, Day 4

Spoiler
PLOT ELEMENTS

2: Krypton

4: Tin

6: Thorium

8: Palladium

10: Arsenic

BRITISH LITERATURE

3: Golding

6: uhhh ... uhhh ... crap, I can't remember his name

9: Lady Chatterley's Lover

CLAM the last two