The Return of Chronology

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The Return of Chronology

Post by Lumosityfan » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:07 pm

Hello JBoardies,

Behold the return of Chronology! Since some people wanted to see this return, I thought I would try my hand at hosting one of these things. (Plus, I've got nothing to handle until my next TD, which is in 3 weeks.) Welcome to the show that makes you put things in line that aren't tax returns! The aim of Chronology is to put things in order. Here are the rules (generously borrowed from a previous Chronology):

1. This is so important, I put this up front: ONLY USE WHAT'S IN YOUR NOGGIN! In other words, no cheating. 'Nugh said.
2. All answers MUST be sent to me by PM by 7:30 PM Friday, July 11, 2014. I will not be accepting any more responses after such time.
3. The goal is to get as close to the actual order as possible. Scoring goes as follows: You get 1 point for the amount of spaces you miss by. So, if you choose event A to be 3rd and it's really 6th, you get 3 points.
4. Whomever comes closest and has the smallest total will win.
5. Tiebreakers wil go by how many correct answers you have right, how many answers you have 1 place off, 2 places off, 3 places off, and so on. I really don't like using submission order since that causes people to rush.

Soon after this post, I will post events like so:

A: Event 1
B: Event 2
C: Event 3
D: Event 4
blah
blah
blah
You get the idea.

What I'd like you to do is put the intended order in a straight line, like so:

A
B
D
E
F
G
etc.

Note: this may or may not be the correct order.

Thank you, and I hope you enjoy!
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Re: The Return of Chronology: the 21st Century

Post by Lumosityfan » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:29 pm

Below are the events I would like you to order:

A. Hurricane Katrina makes landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana.
B. Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States.
C. The Twin Towers are destroyed.
D. Gore officially concedes the election to Bush.
E. Operation Iraqi Freedom is launched.
F. Michael Phelps earns his 8th gold medal, the most at any Olympics.
G. Andy Murray becomes the first British man to win the Wimbledon Crown in 77 years, beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets.
H. The San Antonio Spurs exact revenge on the Miami Heat in Game 5 in a 17 point blowout.
I. The Boston Red Sox win the World Series, breaking its well-known curse.
J. Obamacare is passed into law.
K. The first episode of Survivor is revealed on TV, starting essentially the reality-competition genre of TV.
L. Kathryn Bigelow becomes the first female winner of the Best Director Award.
M. Lehman Brothers announced its bankruptcy, sending the stock market into free-fall.
N. Ken Jennings wins his first game of Jeopardy!
O. Pluto is officially downgraded to dwarf planet status.
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Re: The Return of Chronology

Post by jjwaymee » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:35 am

I'm pretty sure that event 'L' is missing a word...

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Re: The Return of Chronology

Post by Christy » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:22 am

jjwaymee wrote:I'm pretty sure that event 'L' is missing a word...
I noticed that, too. The missing word is:
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Post by bpmod » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:53 am

Christy wrote:
jjwaymee wrote:I'm pretty sure that event 'L' is missing a word...
I noticed that, too. The missing word is:
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female
I never knew that there was a
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Best Female Director Award.
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Re: The Return of Chronology

Post by Lumosityfan » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:44 am

Participants:

dnbguy
Alyssa
trainman
whatisbishkek
jjwaymee
Random
geolawyerman
floridagator
Aardvark
MarkBarrett
anotherclue
Vanya
CheezeWhiz
immaf
Christy
esrever
dhkendall
jepkid97
gamawire
amorris525
Binky
cutlaaah
Rackme32* (Need your L placement)
lisa0012
nestegg
Lilac
TheyCallMeMrKid
FireAntsDefense
Kingrat47
BobF
Woof
econgator
Bristle
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Re: The Return of Chronology

Post by Alyssa » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:54 pm

Lumosityfan wrote:Participants:

Alyssa
Random
Assuming that Random is a random list: I'm hoping I can beat Random, even if I don't beat anyone who's playing the normal way. I'm only 14 and it appears that a lot of these events happened when I was really young and not paying attention to the news. I'm aware of a few of the early ones only because I heard or read about them several years after they happened.

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Re: The Return of Chronology: the 21st Century

Post by econgator » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:41 pm

Lumosityfan wrote:B. Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States.
Which time?

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Re: The Return of Chronology: the 21st Century

Post by BobF » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:53 pm

econgator wrote:
Lumosityfan wrote:B. Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States.
Which time?
Noon, of course.
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Re: The Return of Chronology: the 21st Century

Post by econgator » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:45 pm

econgator wrote:
Lumosityfan wrote:B. Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States.
Which time?
Still need an answer to this.

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Post by reddpen » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:43 pm

econgator wrote:
econgator wrote:
Lumosityfan wrote:B. Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States.
Which time?
Still need an answer to this.
WAG: the first time?
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Re: The Return of Chronology: the 21st Century

Post by econgator » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:45 pm

reddpen wrote:WAG: the first time?
Probably, but not my place to assume.

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Re: The Return of Chronology: the 21st Century

Post by dhkendall » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:51 pm

econgator wrote:
econgator wrote:
Lumosityfan wrote:B. Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States.
Which time?
Still need an answer to this.
I assume that "inauguration" only means when they take over as President from a new one (i.e. doesn't apply to subsequent re-election) and that's how I will answer, but it would be nice to get confirmation of that.
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Re: The Return of Chronology: the 21st Century

Post by econgator » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:16 pm

dhkendall wrote:
econgator wrote:
econgator wrote:
Lumosityfan wrote:B. Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States.
Which time?
Still need an answer to this.
I assume that "inauguration" only means when they take over as President from a new one (i.e. doesn't apply to subsequent re-election) and that's how I will answer, but it would be nice to get confirmation of that.
An inauguration takes place every time a president is elected (or re-elected). I doubt I can link proof without giving things away.

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Re: The Return of Chronology: the 21st Century

Post by Lumosityfan » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:23 pm

econgator wrote:
Lumosityfan wrote:B. Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States.
Which time?
Oops, should have clarified. I am talking about the first time. If that changes anyone's answer, you can change your answer.
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Re: The Return of Chronology: the 21st Century

Post by lieph82 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:48 pm

Lumosityfan wrote: F. Michael Phelps earns his 8th gold medal, the most at any Olympics.
I'm assuming from what comes after the comma that you're talking solely about the time he won 8 gold medals in a single Games and looking for the time he won his 8th gold medal in that Games? Not the time he won his 8th career Olympic gold medal?
Lumosityfan wrote: L. Kathryn Bigelow becomes the first female winner of the Best Director Award.
This is still undetermined. Who gave her this award?
Lumosityfan wrote: N. Ken Jennings wins his first game of Jeopardy!
Tape date or airdate?

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Re: The Return of Chronology: the 21st Century

Post by geolawyerman » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:17 pm

lieph82 wrote:
Lumosityfan wrote: F. Michael Phelps earns his 8th gold medal, the most at any Olympics.
I'm assuming from what comes after the comma that you're talking solely about the time he won 8 gold medals in a single Games and looking for the time he won his 8th gold medal in that Games? Not the time he won his 8th career Olympic gold medal?
That was the same olympics.
lieph82 wrote:
Lumosityfan wrote: L. Kathryn Bigelow becomes the first female winner of the Best Director Award.
This is still undetermined. Who gave her this award?
I would assume this is the Oscar for best director.
lieph82 wrote:
Lumosityfan wrote: N. Ken Jennings wins his first game of Jeopardy!
Tape date or airdate?
I would assume airdate-it would be much harder to find an accurate tape date.
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Re: The Return of Chronology: the 21st Century

Post by Lumosityfan » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:46 pm

lieph82 wrote:
Lumosityfan wrote: F. Michael Phelps earns his 8th gold medal, the most at any Olympics.
I'm assuming from what comes after the comma that you're talking solely about the time he won 8 gold medals in a single Games and looking for the time he won his 8th gold medal in that Games? Not the time he won his 8th career Olympic gold medal?

I am talking about when he won his 8th gold medal at the time he won 8 at one Games.
Lumosityfan wrote: L. Kathryn Bigelow becomes the first female winner of the Best Director Award.
This is still undetermined. Who gave her this award?

The Oscars.
Lumosityfan wrote: N. Ken Jennings wins his first game of Jeopardy!
Tape date or airdate?
Of course airdate!
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Re: The Return of Chronology

Post by Lumosityfan » Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:24 pm

And we are up to 22 participants. Just a reminder that you have a week to submit your responses! I am eagerly awaiting your answers!
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Re: The Return of Chronology

Post by Lumosityfan » Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:50 pm

And we are up to 33 participants! Just a reminder that you still have 5 days to send in your responses before I close the doors for good! Still lots of opportunities left!
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