The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by StrangerCoug » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:33 pm

goatman wrote:If you really want to learn about these trivia facts, get a copy of Steven J. Ferrill's book, The Cultural Literacy Trivia Guide, 4th Ed. for about ten bucks on Amazon. He still runs a webpage with 15K clues and mouseover flashcard study zones in 62 categories
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by Category 13 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:38 pm

TenPound wrote:NHOIs in top boxes: Sixes and sevens, "Love Story", Clarence Clemons
Clarence Clemons is one that most non contemporary music followers would not know. But for Bruce Springsteen fans, he is bread & butter knowledge.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by goatman » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:32 pm

StrangerCoug wrote:
goatman wrote:If you really want to learn about these trivia facts, get a copy of Steven J. Ferrill's book, The Cultural Literacy Trivia Guide, 4th Ed. for about ten bucks on Amazon. He still runs a webpage with 15K clues and mouseover flashcard study zones in 62 categories
Whereabouts is this site? I feel I need the help too, and practically everything I get has to go toward feeding myself at school.
The book is an indispensable bible. Jennings used it exclusively to prep & review. I read some part of it daily. Eventually it starts to soak in. After awhile, you start to get things on J! that you NHO...

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by seaborgium » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:41 pm

Category 13 wrote:
TenPound wrote:NHOIs in top boxes: Sixes and sevens, "Love Story", Clarence Clemons
Clarence Clemons is one that most non contemporary music followers would not know. But for Bruce Springsteen fans, he is bread & butter knowledge.
I'm not a big Big Man man or a big Boss man, but I knew it because his name was in the news when he died, and it stuck with me.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by zakharov » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:51 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Category 13 wrote:
TenPound wrote:NHOIs in top boxes: Sixes and sevens, "Love Story", Clarence Clemons
Clarence Clemons is one that most non contemporary music followers would not know. But for Bruce Springsteen fans, he is bread & butter knowledge.
I'm not a big Big Man man or a big Boss man, but I knew it because his name was in the news when he died, and it stuck with me.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

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Category 13 wrote:
TenPound wrote:NHOIs in top boxes: Sixes and sevens, "Love Story", Clarence Clemons
Clarence Clemons is one that most non contemporary music followers would not know. But for Bruce Springsteen rock'n'roll fans, he is bread & butter knowledge.
There. Fixed.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

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TenPoundHammer wrote:... my brain also blanked on what show Robert Guiallume would've played Benson on.....
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Re: Thursday Dec. 18

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What led to Maine on State Stuff for $600?
Bowdoin is also the name of an upper class liberal college in Maine.

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Re: Thursday Dec. 18

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Category 13 wrote:
What led to Maine on State Stuff for $600?
Bowdoin is also the name of an upper class liberal college in Maine.
5 bonus points for proper use of thread.

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Re: Thursday Dec. 18

Post by jeff6286 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:05 pm

alietr wrote:
Category 13 wrote:
What led to Maine on State Stuff for $600?
Bowdoin is also the name of an upper class liberal college in Maine.
5 bonus points for proper use of thread.
Category 13 previously had 995 points. With his 5 more, how many points does he have now? Does anyone know a way to shortcut that?

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Re: Thursday Dec. 18

Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:10 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
alietr wrote:
Category 13 wrote:
What led to Maine on State Stuff for $600?
Bowdoin is also the name of an upper class liberal college in Maine.
5 bonus points for proper use of thread.
Category 13 previously had 995 points. With his 5 more, how many points does he have now? Does anyone know a way to shortcut that?
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Re: Thursday Dec. 18

Post by lieph82 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:41 pm

Category 13 wrote:
What led to Maine on State Stuff for $600?
Bowdoin is also the name of an upper class liberal college in Maine.
So...ummm...not to get sidetracked and not to start a fight, but what is an "upper class liberal college"? It's 2014--things aren't perfect, but highly regarded private liberal arts colleges are no longer composed mostly of rich prep school kids. Or maybe I'm just misreading your phrasing.

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Re: Thursday Dec. 18

Post by Caboom » Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:44 am

alietr wrote:
Category 13 wrote:
What led to Maine on State Stuff for $600?
Bowdoin is also the name of an upper class liberal college in Maine.
5 bonus points for proper use of thread.
And -1000 points for spoiling questions without spoiler tags. That's one of the reasons this thread doesn't really work, those of us that are a few days behind can't really read this thread without being spoiled on other episodes.

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Re: Thursday Dec. 18

Post by alietr » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:00 am

Caboom wrote:
alietr wrote:
Category 13 wrote:
What led to Maine on State Stuff for $600?
Bowdoin is also the name of an upper class liberal college in Maine.
5 bonus points for proper use of thread.
And -1000 points for spoiling questions without spoiler tags. That's one of the reasons this thread doesn't really work, those of us that are a few days behind can't really read this thread without being spoiled on other episodes.
I can, and probably should have, spoilerize the whole thread. That's the implication -- that it's going to be discussing current games.

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Re: Thursday Dec. 18

Post by Caboom » Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:02 am

alietr wrote:
Caboom wrote:
alietr wrote:
Category 13 wrote:
What led to Maine on State Stuff for $600?
Bowdoin is also the name of an upper class liberal college in Maine.
5 bonus points for proper use of thread.
And -1000 points for spoiling questions without spoiler tags. That's one of the reasons this thread doesn't really work, those of us that are a few days behind can't really read this thread without being spoiled on other episodes.
I can, and probably should have, spoilerize the whole thread. That's the implication -- that it's going to be discussing current games.
Of course, but the problem is, it's pretty hard to read this thread "episode by episode", without seeing spoilers for episodes I haven't seen yet, whereas it's easy to read the daily topics without getting spoiled on following episodes.

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Re: Thursday Dec. 18

Post by Vanya » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:30 am

lieph82 wrote:
Category 13 wrote:
What led to Maine on State Stuff for $600?
Bowdoin is also the name of an upper class liberal college in Maine.
So...ummm...not to get sidetracked and not to start a fight, but what is an "upper class liberal college"? It's 2014--things aren't perfect, but highly regarded private liberal arts colleges are no longer composed mostly of rich prep school kids. Or maybe I'm just misreading your phrasing.
They're not?

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandrevie ... ed-schools

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Re: Thursday Dec. 18

Post by lieph82 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:19 pm

Vanya wrote:
lieph82 wrote:
Category 13 wrote:
What led to Maine on State Stuff for $600?
Bowdoin is also the name of an upper class liberal college in Maine.
So...ummm...not to get sidetracked and not to start a fight, but what is an "upper class liberal college"? It's 2014--things aren't perfect, but highly regarded private liberal arts colleges are no longer composed mostly of rich prep school kids. Or maybe I'm just misreading your phrasing.
They're not?

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandrevie ... ed-schools
I would hardly call families who make more than $20,000 a year "upper class." The more prestigious the college, the more generous the financial aid, generally.

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Re: Thursday Dec. 18

Post by Golf » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:24 pm

Caboom wrote:Of course, but the problem is, it's pretty hard to read this thread "episode by episode", without seeing spoilers for episodes I haven't seen yet, whereas it's easy to read the daily topics without getting spoiled on following episodes.
Perhaps I'm missing something, but if you don't want to be spoiled, and the thread title indicates spoilers, then maybe you shouldn't be reading it?

Just a wild thought.

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Re: Thursday Dec. 18

Post by lieph82 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:27 pm

Golf wrote:
Caboom wrote:Of course, but the problem is, it's pretty hard to read this thread "episode by episode", without seeing spoilers for episodes I haven't seen yet, whereas it's easy to read the daily topics without getting spoiled on following episodes.
Perhaps I'm missing something, but if you don't want to be spoiled, and the thread title indicates spoilers, then maybe you shouldn't be reading it?

Just a wild thought.
Yeah, not checking this thread until you're caught up on episodes seems like an easy fix.

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Re: Thursday Dec. 18

Post by Caboom » Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:04 pm

lieph82 wrote:
Golf wrote:
Caboom wrote:Of course, but the problem is, it's pretty hard to read this thread "episode by episode", without seeing spoilers for episodes I haven't seen yet, whereas it's easy to read the daily topics without getting spoiled on following episodes.
Perhaps I'm missing something, but if you don't want to be spoiled, and the thread title indicates spoilers, then maybe you shouldn't be reading it?

Just a wild thought.
Yeah, not checking this thread until you're caught up on episodes seems like an easy fix.
Yep, valid and easy solutions. Of course then I'll either miss part of the discussions, or get to read them days later than the daily thread. And having single discussions fragmented into multiple threads doesn't exactly make the board more readable.

But these are obviously only tiny problems compared to the need for people to be able to show their intellectual superiority by moving the "stupid questions" to a side thread.

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