TenPoundHammer wrote:Got Cratchit and Mitty, though.
I was actually wondering if you'd get Mitty. (My bet was on NHOI, but that's always the safest bet). Myself, I always remember Mitty from a description I once read of Snoopy (perhaps by Schultz himself) saying that he is "a beagle with a Walter Mitty complex".
TenPoundHammer wrote:NHO those WWII battles. Which is odd, since I knew Belleau Wood = WWI because of a Garth Brooks song, and my mental guesses on the next three were all correct even though I was too afraid to ring in.
I NHO of the WWI battles, but I figured it was worth a ring-in on such as a) it was second row and b) it was right after WWII. (Plus several WWI battles took place in forested areas, Ardennes comes to mind.)
TenPoundHammer wrote:(Including being the puppy sidekick of an earthworm in a space suit. My props to anyone who gets that reference.)
Earthworm Jim (voiced by Dan "Homer Simpson" Castellanata.) Far too easy.
TenPoundHammer wrote:The gimmick of misspelling a word in Mispelled Bands was incredibly distracting as a TOM. At $400, I was wondering if some other band had released a song with the misspelling "All You Nead Is Love" to set it apart from the Beatles song, and staring at "Fue" was too distracting for me to even realize that I could tell you absolutely nothing about Mötley Crüe other than that they're a metal band.
Took me a little while to get the gimmick too (I think it was during the second clue), but once I caught on, it was easier to proceed. I couldn't tell you anything about Phish for example, except that they're spelled with a Ph (and they're a favourite of stoners), so that helped for that one. Same with Gorillaz. Heard of it, know that it's a cartoon band, that's all I needed.
skullturf wrote: I don't know if I can name a single example of a famous Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Leander beat me to it, but the PM is also the Chancellor of the Exchequer (or at least was - was unaware of this and thought they still were, but a guess of a PM from a while back like Disraeli or Gladstone would be helpful to name a famous one if it comes up in, say, a TD or something.)
alietr wrote:Was Alex crushing on Julie, or what?
Written about 2005 from http://www.qbwiki.com/wiki/Definitive_G ... ayers_List
A. Talented, also unbalanced. Watching her cruelly flirt with helpless, pathetic quizbowl males was a predictably dreary sight at tournaments of the late-90s.
Z. A player with immense natural gifts. Had mad depth on her subjects (art, Italian and French literature) as an undergrad and would occasionally lead the well-balanced Maryland teams in scoring, but had the propensity to melt down in some big games and was erratic. May still merit inclusion on the above list.
I think "unbalanced" here means either "inconsistent" or "not broadly based", but not crazy.
Oh, gar, there's actually a wiki on Quizbowl players? I really don't have anything to say to that.
BADuBois wrote:And Alex seemed to enjoy the Scottish accents... maybe a little bit too much.
I'm sure that's why they put that in there. I could just hear the conversation in the writers' room when they were putting that category together "Alex is gonna love this!"