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Rex Kramer
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Re: Just for fun... your ideal board

Post by Rex Kramer » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:16 pm

I’m going to have to go with

Stephen King Books
That Funky Music
Radio
Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone
Hidden Instruments
New Weapons

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Re: Just for fun... your ideal board

Post by Roadgeek Adam » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:53 pm

Ideal:

State Facts (any category like Capitals, Flags, etc)
American History
20th Century Novels
Music Before & After
General Science
Anything having to do with Wordplay

Dreaded:

NY Times Anything
The Dreaded Opera Category
Anything Musical Related
Pop Culture
Brookhaven National Labratory
Anything Movie Related

If there is a commonpoint to my dreaded categories, I don't know what else there is
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Re: Just for fun... your ideal board

Post by debramc » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:07 pm

NJCondon wrote:
jepkid97 wrote:Before, During, and After
Hardly fair, jepkid; that one's on everyone's anti-Clavin board by default.
Not mine! Ok, it's not on the dream board either just because it's so hard, but I think I'd do well enough at it...

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Re: Just for fun... your ideal board

Post by MaureenK » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:45 pm

My dream board:

Opera
Classical Music
Food (or Cuisine or Food Network)
Historical Novels
1960s TV
Beatles Songs

My nightmare board:

Sports
Country Music
Grammy Awards
Hockey
African Geography
Rock Music After 1975

Before my audition last November, I would have included American History on my dream board. Then I got Alexander Hamilton and John Hancock mixed up, and I'm pretty sure that killed any chance I might have had of being called.

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Re: Just for fun... your ideal board

Post by jtb34 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:44 am

My dream board:

Baseball
Infamous Crimes
Literature
Astronomy
Classical Music
Presidents

Nightmare board:

Biblical Quotes
Parts of the Whole
Legal Terms
Poetry
Microbiology
Vocabulary

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Re: Just for fun... your ideal board

Post by Rackme32 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:34 am

Dream board:

The Life & Times of Secretariat
Those Swingin' Big Bands
I Love Lucy
Silent Movie Comedies
Theatre Pipe Organs
U.S. Geography

"Shoot Me Now!" board:

Poetry
"Reality" TV
The Bible and Other Mythology
Video Games
Current Events
Soccer

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Re: Just for fun... your ideal board

Post by Uncle Jeff » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:57 am

I see many science fans in the posts ahead of mine. I wonder if we can convince Jeopardy! to use more. However, my concern with any general science or scientific field category is that the clue will be mangled in some way that leaves me "knowing too much" to get to the expected response. Therefore, my dream board leads off with a narrowly defined category like one that Jeopardy! has used a few times in the past...

Wheelhouses:

Reverse Elemental Latin
("Unlike past shows when we've done Elemental Latin, the clues will be in English, and the responses will be the Latin names from which their incongruous symbols are derived.")

Star Trek TOS as seen in TV Guide
("We will give you the original TV Guide episode synopsis from the 60s, and each correct response will be the corresponding episode title.")

English Cities by EPL Soccer Team Nickname

At the Brewery

Australian States and Territories by Towns other than Capitals
("Each clue will list the three most-populous towns other than the capital, and the correct response will be the state or territory where we found them")

Undocumented "Features" in Railroad Tycoon II, Platinum Edition

... And as you can see, I used some Clavin-level imagination on a couple of the other cats. It's a dream right?
On the flip side, I would probably put down my signaling device and call a shuttle to the airport if I encountered the following:

Hammer-houses:

Old Opera

Sleeping with the Stars
(I would try it, hoping to find astro, but alas, it will be all Hollywood gossip.)

Minor characters in less-popular Shakespearean plays

Oprah reads Rap / Hip Hop Lyrics
("Give us the title")

Performers known only to HBO subscribers

And, just when you thought it couldn't possibly get any worse...

French-Language Poetry by 19th Century African-Canadian Women
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Re: Just for fun... your ideal board

Post by John Boy » Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:42 pm

Ideal Board?


Classical Music
Crossword Clues (Pick a Letter)
The Bible
American History
Star Trek (The Original Series)
The Dallas Cowboys


"Put Me Out of My Misery" Board?

Reality Television (or Daytime Television)
Popular Music
Computers and Technology
Brit Lit
The Winter Olympics
Celebrity Romances

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Re: Just for fun... your ideal board

Post by tagNV » Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:39 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:I’m going to have to go with

Stephen King Books
That Funky Music
Radio
Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone
Hidden Instruments
New Weapons

Rex
Is that a Hidden Instrument in your pocket, or a New Weapon? Wait a minute, what's That Funky Music I'm hearing? It isn't coming from the Radio. This is starting to feel like an episode of The Twilight Zone. Someone please put me out of my Misery!

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Re: Just for fun... your ideal board

Post by Peggles » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:24 am

My dream board:

Henry VIII and wives, or English royalty
Shakespeare's tragedies
Greek/Roman mythology
Star Trek: TOS
Word origins
TV crime shows

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Re: Just for fun... your ideal board

Post by jtb34 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:13 pm

Word Origins, International Cuisine, and Fashion Design are three more categories I could add to my nightmare board.

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Re: Just for fun... your ideal board

Post by econgator » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:42 pm

The Civil War
Chemical Symbols
Video Games
Computers
Nuclear Power
Star Trek

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Re: Just for fun... your ideal board

Post by MFalk » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:24 pm

BILL BRYSON BOOKS
BEATLES SONGS
BREWERS BASEBALL
BASS GUITAR TECHNIQUE
BIG BANG THEORY (sitcom or science; I'd take either)
CROSSWORD CLUES "B"

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Re: Just for fun... your ideal board

Post by MFalk » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:25 pm

NJCondon wrote:
jepkid97 wrote:Before, During, and After
Hardly fair, jepkid; that one's on everyone's anti-Clavin board by default.
I actually thought about putting that one on my good board.

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Re: Just for fun... your ideal board

Post by Suze » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:35 pm

1. The Whedonverse
2. Musical Theater!
3. Serial Killers
4. Human Anatomy & Medical terminology
5. American Lit
6. Potent Potables (former bartender, and um I used to drink a lot.)

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Re: Just for fun... your ideal board

Post by Woof » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:26 pm

Ideal board:

Organic Chemistry
Wine
Obscure '70s English Rock Bands
Philip K. Dick
Impressionist Art
San Francisco Giants


Nightmare board:

'90s Sitcoms
Hip-Hop Lyrics
Rugby
Harry Potter
The Philosophy of Emmanuel Kant
Oprah reading anything

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Re: Just for fun... your ideal board

Post by mitchparov » Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:28 am

Clavin:

James Bond (in literature and film)
Beer
Mental Math
Classic Cinema
World War II
American Law

Anti-Clavin:

Oprah reads questions about Opera
Oprah reads questions about Ballet
Oprah reads questions about African Geography
Oprah reads questions about Botany
Oprah reads questions about Victorian Literature
Oprah reads questions about Renaissance Painters

I seem to be a bit trashier in my knowledge than many of y'all. I guess I shouldn't be too surprised. ;)

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Re: Just for fun... your ideal board

Post by VaBanque » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:51 pm

My ideal board:
Eurovision Song Contest
Geography of Europe
Pop Music
History of Poland
Radio & TV
Classic Games

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Re: Just for fun... your ideal board

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:21 pm

Ideal:

British Prime Ministers
World Currency
Florence
Archaeologists
The Nobel Prize for Literature
ABBA
Cartoon Animals
Airlines

NIGHTMARE:

College Football
Governors & Senators
TV Who Played 'Em
Business & Industry
Marvel
In the News
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Re: Just for fun... your ideal board

Post by mungar » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:48 pm

Capital Cities
The Simpsons
Billboard Top 100 Hits
Sports
World Flags
Any category that requires you to do quick math in your head :lol:

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