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Lol at there being two Ohio-born assassinated presidents buried in Ohio.

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Flipped a coin between McKinley and Garfield. (I've never watched either show referenced in the clue.) It came down wrong, costing me a perfecto. I think. Maybe.
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immaf wrote:Flipped a coin between McKinley and Garfield. (I've never watched either show referenced in the clue.) It came down wrong, costing me a perfecto. I think. Maybe.
I think there are probably going to be a lot of us flipping this coin. I got it right, but I'd love to know how many guessed between the two and of those, what the percentages are. Should be about 50/50, unless some other factor came into play. I don't watch Glee, but McKinley just sounded that tiny bit better, probably from passing references as I change channels on the TV.
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nlw44 wrote:
immaf wrote:Flipped a coin between McKinley and Garfield. (I've never watched either show referenced in the clue.) It came down wrong, costing me a perfecto. I think. Maybe.
I think there are probably going to be a lot of us flipping this coin. I got it right, but I'd love to know how many guessed between the two and of those, what the percentages are. Should be about 50/50, unless some other factor came into play. I don't watch Glee, but McKinley just sounded that tiny bit better, probably from passing references as I change channels on the TV.
He also seems much more likely to have schools named after him, fictional or not. Especially since The Wonder Years wasn't even set in Ohio.

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tjconn728 wrote:He also seems much more likely to have schools named after him, fictional or not. Especially since The Wonder Years wasn't even set in Ohio.
I was curious. Wikipedia (yeah, I know, not comprehensive) lists 6 High Schools named after Garfield (not including a "Gar-Field" High School) and 7 McKinley High Schools. I'm much too lazy to see if these schools are named after the presidents or after someone else.

Interestingly, Wikipedia lists 7 fictional McKinley high schools (all from TV or movies), but 0 fictional Garfield High School. Why doesn't Garfield get any love?

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I didn't think of this as I was posting, but I suppose that McKinley might be considerably more likely to have schools named after him simply because he was president for a considerably longer length of time.
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tjconn728 wrote:
nlw44 wrote:
immaf wrote:Flipped a coin between McKinley and Garfield. (I've never watched either show referenced in the clue.) It came down wrong, costing me a perfecto. I think. Maybe.
I think there are probably going to be a lot of us flipping this coin. I got it right, but I'd love to know how many guessed between the two and of those, what the percentages are. Should be about 50/50, unless some other factor came into play. I don't watch Glee, but McKinley just sounded that tiny bit better, probably from passing references as I change channels on the TV.
He also seems much more likely to have schools named after him, fictional or not. Especially since The Wonder Years wasn't even set in Ohio.
From a HuffPo article - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/0 ... 58050.html

If the name of the school on “Glee” rings a bell, it might be because William McKinley High was also the setting for two of TV’s other finest portraits of teen angst: “Freaks and Geeks” and “The Wonder Years.” So, why is the 25th president of the United States such a popular namesake?

"We chose it because it was the only president's name which was legally clearable,” Judd Apatow, the executive producer of “Freaks and Geeks,” explained in an email to HuffPost TV. “We didn't realize it was used on ‘The Wonder Years.’ I assume they used it for the same reason."

On another note... Melville wrote something notable other than Moby Dick? News to me, apparently!
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Oh, and I guess we know that anyone answering Garfield isn't following the Arthur Chu kickstarter thread!

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Turd Ferguson wrote:
tjconn728 wrote:
nlw44 wrote:
immaf wrote:Flipped a coin between McKinley and Garfield. (I've never watched either show referenced in the clue.) It came down wrong, costing me a perfecto. I think. Maybe.
I think there are probably going to be a lot of us flipping this coin. I got it right, but I'd love to know how many guessed between the two and of those, what the percentages are. Should be about 50/50, unless some other factor came into play. I don't watch Glee, but McKinley just sounded that tiny bit better, probably from passing references as I change channels on the TV.
He also seems much more likely to have schools named after him, fictional or not. Especially since The Wonder Years wasn't even set in Ohio.
From a HuffPo article - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/0 ... 58050.html

If the name of the school on “Glee” rings a bell, it might be because William McKinley High was also the setting for two of TV’s other finest portraits of teen angst: “Freaks and Geeks” and “The Wonder Years.” So, why is the 25th president of the United States such a popular namesake?

"We chose it because it was the only president's name which was legally clearable,” Judd Apatow, the executive producer of “Freaks and Geeks,” explained in an email to HuffPost TV. “We didn't realize it was used on ‘The Wonder Years.’ I assume they used it for the same reason."

On another note... Melville wrote something other than Moby Dick? News to me, apparently!
Interesting research. Thanks. You might want to also put "Omoo" into the J! Archive search and see what comes up.

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immaf wrote:Flipped a coin between McKinley and Garfield. (I've never watched either show referenced in the clue.) It came down wrong, costing me a perfecto. I think. Maybe.
It helped me that I just went to Cleveland this weekend, and in the course of researching my trip I learned that Garfield is buried in the Lakeview Cemetery. So I knew that the answer had to be the OTHER Ohio-born assassinated POTUS. :)
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hbomb1947 wrote:
immaf wrote:Flipped a coin between McKinley and Garfield. (I've never watched either show referenced in the clue.) It came down wrong, costing me a perfecto. I think. Maybe.
It helped me that I just went to Cleveland this weekend, and in the course of researching my trip I learned that Garfield is buried in the Lakeview Cemetery. So I knew that the answer had to be the OTHER Ohio-born assassinated POTUS. :)
Although it could be said that, neither being buried in Akron, both McKinley and Garfield are buried "outside Akron." ;)

I had a definite advantage on this question because I've been to both the McKinley and Garfield Memorials many times in my life.

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MarkBarrett wrote: Interesting research. Thanks. You might want to also put "Omoo" into the J! Archive search and see what comes up.
YOU O ME $1200: The title of this 1847 Melville novel is the sound an Irish cow might make

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MarkBarrett wrote:You might want to also put "Omoo" into the J! Archive search and see what comes up.
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nlw44 wrote:
immaf wrote:Flipped a coin between McKinley and Garfield. (I've never watched either show referenced in the clue.) It came down wrong, costing me a perfecto. I think. Maybe.
I think there are probably going to be a lot of us flipping this coin. I got it right, but I'd love to know how many guessed between the two and of those, what the percentages are. Should be about 50/50, unless some other factor came into play. I don't watch Glee, but McKinley just sounded that tiny bit better, probably from passing references as I change channels on the TV.
I knew McKinley because I used to watch Glee for the first three seasons. I got sick of it when it became clear that they were going to keep the same kids on the show even after they graduated and never deal with the bloated mess of characters it created.

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OldSchoolChamp wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:You might want to also put "Omoo" into the J! Archive search and see what comes up.
Also Typee.
I'm typing e. Now what?

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Turd Ferguson wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote: Interesting research. Thanks. You might want to also put "Omoo" into the J! Archive search and see what comes up.
YOU O ME $1200: The title of this 1847 Melville novel is the sound an Irish cow might make

I don't know whether to laugh or groan...
It got a chuckle out of me. (Reminds me of that "Cockney barber" clue from a few years ago. :))

So I didn't get a perfecto today, but I didn't have to clam, which was a nice respite from Friday's negative-points debacle. I don't watch "Glee," but for some reason I tend to follow it from time to time on the Internet (rubbernecking, perhaps?), so McKinley was a no-brainer for me.

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I've seen a few episodes of Glee. I wasn't into it, so I stopped watching, bit it was enough to know the name of the high school-though US presidents are in my wheelhouse, so I probably could've figured it out.

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