TD 197: Picture This (Revised final standings)

This is where all of the games are discussed.

Moderators: alietr, dhkendall, trainman, econgator

Post Reply
User avatar
RandyG
Founder of the Royal House of JBoardie of the Month
Posts: 1653
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:23 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Contact:

TD 197: Picture This (Revised final standings)

Post by RandyG » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:48 pm

Image
Welcome to ThiNK diFFerENt 197, "PICTURE THIS," in which your host has gone Photoshop-happy.

OK, you know how TDs work.... come up with correct answers that match as few of the other players as possible. The player with the lowest net score will be proclaimed "THE PLAYER WITH THE LOWEST NET SCORE!"

CORRECT answers score the number of players who gave that answer.
INCORRECT answers score the SHEEP (most popular correct answer for that question) + 5.

• You may DROP one question, which will score a 0. Mark it DROP.
• You may, but are not required to, WILD CARD one question. Mark it WILD CARD or WC. A WC is automatically a correct answer to any question and is collated and scored as any other correct answer. For example, if 8 players WC question #4, then the WC score for #4 is 8.
• You may, but are not required to, THANK YOU SIR, MAY I HAVE ANOTHER? one question. Mark it THANK YOU SIR or TYS. This is another WILD CARD, as above, but will be scored as the number who answered THANK YOU SIR + 3.

• Blank answers will be considered incorrect, as will second DROPs, WILD CARDs, or THANK YOU SIRs.
• There are 5 BONUS opportunities where 2 points will be shaved from your score for correct answers. (Hey, a chance for a negative score on some questions!) There is no penalty for incorrect answers on the bonus questions, although you must get the main question correct (and not as a WC or TYS) -- for your bonus answer to be considered.
• Jeopardy! rules apply for names. I'll be flexible on titles, but they have to be pretty close in order to be considered correct. (Jeopardy! is quite inflexible when it comes to titles.) Spelling is not important as long as you're close.
• Scoring is additive.
• Tiebreaker is order of entry.
• No external help.

Submit your answers by PM here by Monday, June 30th, 5:00 PM Pacific time. Please do not post in this thread answers or anything that might give them away before the quiz closes! Don't check your answers or do any research until I send you an acknowledgment or your name is posted on the contestant list without a note to PM me. If you need a clarification to any question, then PM me. As necessary, I will post clarifications in the thread.

Your comments are welcome, but it would help considerably if you place the comments after your answers. Also, it would be appreciated if you format your responses as follows, leading each line with your answers (or bonus answers):
1. Answer 1
2. Answer 2
2b. Bonus answer 2
3. Answer 3
.
.


A special thanks to gamawire for being my second set of eyes on this TD, helping me to weed out mistakes and ambiguities!

Thanks folks. Have fun!!
Last edited by RandyG on Wed May 06, 2015 9:02 pm, edited 5 times in total.
"The COMPLETE GUIDE To Republican Ethics: tRump Edition" is right ===> here

User avatar
RandyG
Founder of the Royal House of JBoardie of the Month
Posts: 1653
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:23 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Contact:

Re: TD 197: Picture This

Post by RandyG » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:48 pm

Participants

geolawyerman
dhkendall
dnbguy
Binky
MarkBarrett
JoshuaRQI
lieph82
Aardvark
gamawire
sarah0114

ElendilPickle
esrever
Magna
Mathew5000
Cat Hat
nestegg
Christy
gem
CheezeWhiz
Lilac

Wheatley
Noon
immaf
econgator
Leander
jepkid97
Bristle
zakharov
TheyCallMeMrKid
Peachbox*

Caboom
Kayenne
Woppy T
BobF
DCrawshawJr
Lars
Vanya
sillymonkey
jjwaymee
Woof

debramc
dott888
JeopardyMom
Bamaman
d4z
hbomb1947
Lumosityfan
Alyssa
jkbrat
whatisbishkek

DPP
tjconn728**
skullturf
Turd Ferguson
goforthetie
Kingrat47
jeffwolfe
mitchparov
Rex Kramer
Joy

barandall800
soxfan99
ihavejeoprosy


* Your submission is OK, but your private message receipt has been disabled. Check here: http://www.jboard.tv/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=options

** Check your PMs
Last edited by RandyG on Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:25 pm, edited 44 times in total.
"The COMPLETE GUIDE To Republican Ethics: tRump Edition" is right ===> here

User avatar
RandyG
Founder of the Royal House of JBoardie of the Month
Posts: 1653
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:23 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Contact:

Re: TD 197: Picture This

Post by RandyG » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:49 pm

Image
REMINDER! You may DROP one question, WILD CARD one question, THANK YOU SIR one question, and there are 5 BONUS questions. Take advantage of these opportunities to lower your score; see the rules above for how they are scored. Submissions are due by Monday, June 30th, 5:00PM Pacific.

1. Name one of the 16+ words in American English that end in a silent "b." (Names, proper nouns, etc. are not acceptable. Variations of the same word will be grouped together.)


2. You may recognize most of their songs, but your task here is to name one of the Beatles' studio albums shown below from the cover of its U.S. release. Specify the album number along with your answer.

Note that some words have been magically removed in these images. One album in particular is commonly referred to by a name other than the actual title; here you need the actual title. Also, don't agonize over whether the official title appends "The Beatles" onto it. For example, if there were an album titled "The Beatles Rock Around the Clock," I would accept "Rock Around the Clock" and vice versa.

2b BONUS: Name one track from the album that you selected. (No extra points for naming an obscure track, so make it easy for both of us by going with what you know, or suspect, is an obvious one.)

ImageImageLarger pictures here


3. According to the U.S. Census 2013 estimates, 13 cities with a population of at least 100,000 contain one or more of the words “New”, “York” and “City” in the city name, either as standalone words or as consecutive letters. For examples, if these cities existed and had sufficient populations, "New Caledonia," "Gotham City," "Eyeofnewt" and "Yorkville" would all qualify. Name one of these 13 cities and its state.


4. Select one of the well-known pictures shown below and provide the year (+/- 1) in which the picture was taken. Include the picture number in your answer.

ImageImageLarger pictures here


5. Select one of the following rules, conventions or traditions from professional sports that are related to numbers. Answer with the corresponding letter and the number that fits the description. Note: every answer is a whole number.

(A) MLB: Distance, in feet, from first to second base.
(B) NFL: Points awarded to the defensive team for forcing a safety.
(C) NHL: Length, in minutes, of a period.
(D) TENNIS/ITF: Number of points won by a player with a score called as "15"
(E) SOCCER/FIFA: Height, in feet, of the goal
(F) CANADIAN FOOTBALL: Length, in yards, of the field not including endzones
(G) NHL: Number of goals scored by a player in one game for a "hat trick"
(H) GOLF/USGA: Number of penalty strokes added when a ball is hit into a water hazard and is unplayable
(I) MLB: Number of strikeouts by a batter in one game for a "golden sombrero"
(J) NBA: Height, in feet, of the hoop above the floor
(K) MLB: Width, in inches, of home plate
(L) GOLF/USGA: Number of strokes below par on a hole for an eagle
(M) NBA: When only considering points, rebounds and assists, the minimum number of rebounds for a player to achieve a triple-double in a game

MLB=Major League Baseball, NFL=National Football League, NHL=National Hockey League, ITF=International Tennis Federation, FIFA=Fédération Internationale de Football Association, USGA=United States Golf Association, NBA=National Basketball Association


Image

6. George Orwell's novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" is set in Airstrip One, a province of the superstate Oceania, and which once "had been called England or Britain." Based on the novel, name:

• one of the 2 superstates, shown in violet and mint, that are in perpetual war against either Oceania or each other, or
• one of the 4 ministries of Oceania, or
• one of the 3 principal characters who physically appear*, i.e. not just as images on monitors or posters, or
• one of the 2 principal figureheads** who never physically appear*: the dictator of Oceania or the principal enemy of the state, against whom is directed the daily “two minutes hate,” or
• one of the 3 slogans of INGSOC (English Socialist Party of Oceania) that are all are in the form "XXXXX is YYYYY"

* In these two categories, even if the character/figurehead you choose has both a first and last name, only one of the names is required.
** It’s not clear in the novel whether either of these is a real person.

6b BONUS: What is the only brand of hard liquor available to the outer-party and the proles?


7. Identify one of the following California landmarks shown below. You don't need to associate the picture number, just the landmark is sufficient.

7b BONUS: Where is the landmark that you chose located? Be as specific as possible, down to the city if appropriate. I'll give you some wiggle room, but avoid answering with "Northern California," for example, if the location can clearly be identified more precisely.

ImageImageLarger pictures here


8. Name an English word or 2-word expression other than "jail" or "prison" that means a place of incarceration. Since many of the best ones are slang, slang is acceptable. If you typically hear "the" in front of the word or expression, the "the" does not add to the count. If I can't verify a word/expression, then I'll ask you to provide evidence of its use.


9. Name a well-known 20th century artist whose work is shown below. Each painting is highly representative of the artist's style. You don't need to associate the artist with the picture number; just the artist name is sufficient.

9b BONUS: For the artist/painting that you chose, name the artist's country of birth.

ImageImageLarger pictures here


10. "The Tonight Show," arguably the most successful franchise in the history of television, has aired continuously on NBC since 1954. In its 60 years the show has had 6 regular hosts, including Johnny Carson, who ruled over late-night television from 1962 through 1992. It wasn't for lack of trying that few others had success competing directly against Carson. Name the host of a national network or syndicated talk-format show that aired opposite him for at least 3 months during his 30 year run, or one of the other 5 Tonight Show hosts. (These other shows did not necessarily air at the same time as The Tonight Show, but in all cases there was at least a 30 minute overlap.)


11. Each of the pictures shown below displays a relatively or very common flower seasonally found across much of North America. Name one of these flowers with its associated number. You don't need to identify the specific sub-variety of flower. There are no intended tricks or neg baits; the characteristics shown in each picture should point to one specific flower type.

ImageImageLarger pictures here


12. The science fiction film genre came into its own in the 1950s, in the same way that film noir did in the 1940s. And then there was the 1960s, which will always be fondly remembered for..... beach party movies! But I digress. Each of the following is the title of a classic science fiction film from the 1950s with one key word removed. Complete one of the titles. (OK, two of the films are from 1960, but that's close enough.)

(A) The ________ Colossal Man
(B) Invaders From ________
(C) The World, the Flesh and the ________
(D) ________ of the Body Snatchers
(E) Eyes Without a ________
(F) This Island ________
(G) The ________ the Earth Stood Still
(H) When Worlds ________
(I) Donovan's ________
(J) The Angry ________ Planet
(K) Plan ________ From Outer Space
(L) Forbidden ________
(M) Attack of the ________ Foot Woman
(N) The Time ________


13. Beethoven composed 9 symphonies, almost all of which are among the best known works in all the classical symphonic repetoire. The video below contains 10 audio clips (A through J) of the opening bars of these 9 symphonies plus 1 non-Beethoven symphony. Identify one of the clips, by letter, with the symphony number, or for the non-Beethoven clip as "not Beethoven." For example, answer in the form: F,3 -or- B, not Beethoven.

13b BONUS: Who was the actual composer of the non-Beethoven clip? (All correct answers for the main question qualify you for the bonus points.)




14. Name a U.S.- or Canada-based automobile company or brand within a multi-brand company that ceased operations within the period 1960-2011, was previously in production at least 10 years and remains today out of production. Note that this does not include automobile models that ceased production. For example, company Antediluvian Motors had two brands, Antediluvian and Buggtussle, and Buggtussle sold the Flycatcher GT. If Buggtussle ceased operations in 2006 it would qualify, but the Flycatcher GT would not.

Image
Last edited by RandyG on Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:37 am, edited 2 times in total.
"The COMPLETE GUIDE To Republican Ethics: tRump Edition" is right ===> here

User avatar
RandyG
Founder of the Royal House of JBoardie of the Month
Posts: 1653
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:23 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Contact:

Re: TD 197: Picture This

Post by RandyG » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:49 pm

Clarifications
jjwaymee wrote:Are participants required to use WILD CARD sequentially before TYS? In other words, can I use TYS for question 3 and then WILD CARD for question 6?
The answer to your second question is yes.

You can use either, both or neither, and order doesn't matter.... one is independent of the other. The TYS in theory is scored higher than the WC, but from a tactical standpoint it depends on what the other players do on any given question. This is not all that different from other TDs where there are multiple point-valued lifelines, where the value depends on what the other players do.
Caboom wrote:Does nr. 8 have to be in English?
Yes.... else there might be thousands of correct answers. I've updated the question. Thx for pointing that out.

If it created any confusion, let me also add that if you typically hear "the" in front of the word or 2-word expression, the "the" does not add to the count. For example, if "the grocery store" were slang for prison, this would qualify as a 2-word expression.
Last edited by RandyG on Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:47 am, edited 4 times in total.
"The COMPLETE GUIDE To Republican Ethics: tRump Edition" is right ===> here

User avatar
jjwaymee
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 685
Joined: Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:28 am
Location: Holland, Michigan

Re: TD 197: Picture This

Post by jjwaymee » Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:29 pm

Are participants required to use WILD CARD sequentially before TYS? In other words, can I use TYS for question 3 and then WILD CARD for question 6?

User avatar
RandyG
Founder of the Royal House of JBoardie of the Month
Posts: 1653
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:23 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Contact:

Re: TD 197: Picture This

Post by RandyG » Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:38 pm

jjwaymee wrote:Are participants required to use WILD CARD sequentially before TYS? In other words, can I use TYS for question 3 and then WILD CARD for question 6?
The answer to your second question is yes.

You can use either, both or neither, and order doesn't matter.... one is independent of the other. The TYS in theory is scored higher than the WC, but from a tactical standpoint it depends on what the other players do on any given question. This is not all that different from other TDs where there are multiple point-valued lifelines, where the value depends on what the other players do.
Last edited by RandyG on Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:47 am, edited 3 times in total.
"The COMPLETE GUIDE To Republican Ethics: tRump Edition" is right ===> here

Caboom
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 631
Joined: Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:49 am

Re: TD 197: Picture This

Post by Caboom » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:34 am

Does nr. 8 have to be in English?

User avatar
RandyG
Founder of the Royal House of JBoardie of the Month
Posts: 1653
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:23 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Contact:

Re: TD 197: Picture This

Post by RandyG » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:32 am

Caboom wrote:Does nr. 8 have to be in English?
Yes.... else there might be thousands of correct answers. I've updated the question. Thx for pointing that out.

If it created any confusion, let me also add that if you typically hear "the" in front of the word or 2-word expression, the "the" does not add to the count. For example, if "the grocery store" were slang for prison, this would qualify as a 2-word expression.
"The COMPLETE GUIDE To Republican Ethics: tRump Edition" is right ===> here

User avatar
lieph82
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1053
Joined: Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:48 am

Re: TD 197: Picture This

Post by lieph82 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:40 am

RandyG wrote:
Caboom wrote:Does nr. 8 have to be in English?
Yes.... else there might be thousands of correct answers. I've updated the question. Thx for pointing that out.

If it created any confusion, let me also add that if you typically hear "the" in front of the word or 2-word expression, the "the" does not add to the count. For example, if "the grocery store" were slang for prison, this would qualify as a 2-word expression.
If?

User avatar
RandyG
Founder of the Royal House of JBoardie of the Month
Posts: 1653
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:23 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Contact:

Re: TD 197: Picture This

Post by RandyG » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:09 am

lieph82 wrote:
RandyG wrote:
Caboom wrote:Does nr. 8 have to be in English?
Yes.... else there might be thousands of correct answers. I've updated the question. Thx for pointing that out.

If it created any confusion, let me also add that if you typically hear "the" in front of the word or 2-word expression, the "the" does not add to the count. For example, if "the grocery store" were slang for prison, this would qualify as a 2-word expression.
If?
I assume you're referring to the first "if." Resubmit if ( :) ) you want to.
"The COMPLETE GUIDE To Republican Ethics: tRump Edition" is right ===> here

User avatar
lieph82
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1053
Joined: Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:48 am

Re: TD 197: Picture This

Post by lieph82 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:44 am

Nah, I meant the second. You sound like someone who's never been locked up in the grocery store...

User avatar
RandyG
Founder of the Royal House of JBoardie of the Month
Posts: 1653
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:23 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Contact:

Re: TD 197: Picture This

Post by RandyG » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:08 am

lieph82 wrote:Nah, I meant the second. You sound like someone who's never been locked up in the grocery store...

No, haven't, nor department store, nor county courthouse. ;) But I still have nightmares about being in the checkout in the grocery with my mom and she leaves to go pick up some other items and you're petrified that she's not going to get back in time. That's metaphorically like being in prison because you're feeling abandoned and can't leave.
"The COMPLETE GUIDE To Republican Ethics: tRump Edition" is right ===> here

User avatar
RandyG
Founder of the Royal House of JBoardie of the Month
Posts: 1653
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:23 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Contact:

Re: TD 197: Picture This

Post by RandyG » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:37 pm

Seems like a good time for a bump.

To add a little interest, I'm going to post a bonus question (or two) on this thread at 7:00am and 6:00pm Pacific (10:00am and 9:00pm Eastern) starting tonight and through Monday. The first to post the answer on the thread will get bonus points off. (If you haven't entered and don't plan to, then please defer.)
"The COMPLETE GUIDE To Republican Ethics: tRump Edition" is right ===> here

User avatar
RandyG
Founder of the Royal House of JBoardie of the Month
Posts: 1653
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:23 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Contact:

Re: TD 197: Picture This

Post by RandyG » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:01 pm

In what year what this picture taken? 2 points off your final score for the first to answer correctly in this thread.

Image
"The COMPLETE GUIDE To Republican Ethics: tRump Edition" is right ===> here

User avatar
Christy
Contributor
Posts: 11
Joined: Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:16 pm

Re: TD 197: Picture This

Post by Christy » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:02 pm

1944

User avatar
goforthetie
(username no longer operative)
Posts: 1254
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:01 pm

Re: TD 197: Picture This

Post by goforthetie » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:03 pm

1940

Bamaman
Also Receiving Votes
Posts: 8020
Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:39 pm

Re: TD 197: Picture This

Post by Bamaman » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:04 pm

1935

User avatar
RandyG
Founder of the Royal House of JBoardie of the Month
Posts: 1653
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:23 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Contact:

Re: TD 197: Picture This

Post by RandyG » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:06 pm

goforthetie wrote:1940
Ding, ding, ding!

1940. Picture was taken of this Frenchman crying as the German army was marching through Paris.
"The COMPLETE GUIDE To Republican Ethics: tRump Edition" is right ===> here

User avatar
Binky
Contributor
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:12 pm

Re: TD 197: Picture This

Post by Binky » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:08 pm

1930

Bamaman
Also Receiving Votes
Posts: 8020
Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:39 pm

Re: TD 197: Picture This

Post by Bamaman » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:09 pm

RandyG wrote:
goforthetie wrote:1940
Ding, ding, ding!

1940. Picture was taken of this Frenchman crying as the German army was marching through Paris.
I thought it was Al Capone after his conviction, but my guess for that year was too late. Worst part is I've seen that picture (or at least a video of it) before.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], IronNeck, MattKnowles and 17 guests