TD 264: "Weird Al" Yankovic

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TD 264: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Post by Lumosityfan » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:27 am

Hello everyone! With the upcoming birthday of everyone's favorite parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic coming in just a few weeks, I figured I would give him a nice birthday present by commemorating some of his songs in this wonderful TD. However, that doesn't mean you need to know any of this songs to do well in this TD; indeed, only one of the questions have to do with his actual songs. Before we delve into business, here are some rules to remember:

Rules:
All answers MUST be sent via PM by 12 noon EDT Monday, October 12, 2015.
As always, NO CHEATING! Thou can only use the information that is in your brain or that you accidentally come across in your everyday lives. (Such as a commercial, perhaps.)
The goal of the game is to get the lowest possible score.
Right answers will garner you the amount of points equal to the amount of people who answered with that particular answer. (So, if you answered “Sauerkraut” and 5 other people answered that and it’s correct, you would earn 5 points.)
Wrong or blank answers will earn you twice the sheep amount (the sheep being the correct answer with the most amount of participants answering that particular answer.)
You have 2 wonderful bonuses at your disposal:
You can DROP one question, in which case you would earn 0 points for that question.
Or you can SHEEP one question, in which case you would earn the value of the sheep answer.
The tiebreaker order will be based on (in order of importance) number of questions answered correctly (not including bonuses and tiebreaker), number of singletons, number of doubletons, and (if need be) the tiebreaker question. (Everyone must answer the tiebreaker question or risk losing ground in the case of a tiebreaker)
As always, have fun!
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Re: TD 264: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Post by Lumosityfan » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:27 am

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Re: TD 264: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Post by Lumosityfan » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:28 am

Clarifications go here.
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Re: TD 264: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Post by Lumosityfan » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:31 am

Now, time for the questions!

1. Song ID Question. Match the letter to the song parodied. (You do not need to specify the letter in your answer.)
a. Fat
b. Eat It
c. Party in the CIA
d. Foil
e. Word Crimes
f. Jurassic Park
g. Tacky
h. Perform This Way
i. eBay
j. Like a Surgeon
2. “Fat” Unfortunately, obesity is a very big problem in America. Name a state that has at least 30 % of its self-reported adult population obese.
3. "I Lost on Jeopardy!” Of course, no “Weird Al” question on Jboard is complete without the ever-famous parody of the song “Jeopardy!”. Speaking of which, there were plenty of first-round losers as well in the Ultimate Tournament of Champions considering the size of the field. Name one of them.
4. “Jurassic Park” Name a period in the geologic time scale.
5. “The Saga Begins” Name one amongst the following:
a. Name the composer of the music scores for the Star Wars movies.
b. Name the title that showed itself after the Roman numeral. (For instance, Movie I: The Movie; the Movie would be the correct answer).
c. Name a director for any one of the Star Wars movies.
d. Name the actor who played either Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2, or R-3PO.
6. “Virus Alert” Name either one of the top 10 infected countries or one of the bottom 10 infected countries according to TopTenReviews.com infographic whose information came from Microsoft’s annual review.
7. “Albuquerque” Name a state capital that has at least the same number of letters as Albuquerque.
8. “Trapped in the Drive-Thru” Name one of the Top 15 restaurant chains according to NRN’s (Nation’s Restaurant News) 2015’s Top 100 Review.
9. “Gump” Name a historical event that was mentioned at least once in the movie “Forrest Gump”
10. "First World Problems" Name a country that's a member country of NATO as of October 5, 2015.
11. “Perform This Way” Name one of the past 15 directors to win the “Best Director” award at the Oscars.
12. “I’ll Sue Ya”. Name the Supreme Court Chief Justice that presided over these important Supreme Court cases. (You do not need to specify the letter.)
a. Dred Scott v. Sanford
b. Marbury v. Madison
c. Gideon v. Wainwright
d. Plessy v. Ferguson
e. Citizens United
f. Schenck vs. US
g. Furman v. Georgia
h. Planned Parenthood v. Casey
Bonus: For #12, name the year that the event you answered occurred.
Bonus: Name the year in which “Weird Al” won his first Grammy.
Tiebreaker: As of the submission of this TD, name the amount of views on YouTube his video "White & Nerdy" has gotten.
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Re: TD 264: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:10 am

"Weird Al" will be one of the celebrities playing on Celebrity Name Game this Wednesday the 7th.

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Re: TD 264: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Post by Lumosityfan » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:52 pm

Hey guys,

Sorry for such quick notice, but I decided that the question on most commonly misspelled words would be misleading in that there are a lot of commonly misspelled words and I feel that using a particular list would be too arbitrary, meaning there might be a lot of wrong answers. So, therefore, I put up instead a more definitive question in that the answers won't be hit-or-miss based on a particularly list. The question is "Name a country that's a part of NATO as of today." See above for more information. Thanks!

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Re: TD 264: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Post by Ryno » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:59 pm

Question about #9. What counts as a historical event? Does it have to be something broad and major, or can it be specific and less obvious? Hard to ask this without giving anything away.
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Re: TD 264: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Post by immaf » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:03 pm

About question #6: Infected with what? Influenza? A computer virus?
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Re: TD 264: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Post by Lumosityfan » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:32 pm

Ryno wrote:Question about #9. What counts as a historical event? Does it have to be something broad and major, or can it be specific and less obvious? Hard to ask this without giving anything away.
It should be a specific historical event in the sense that I don't want movements that spanned many years, but rather events that you can pinpoint an exact date to. (For instance, if in Forrest Gump Movement A occurred but associated with Movement A was Event A, the correct answer would be Event A.)
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Re: TD 264: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Post by Lumosityfan » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:33 pm

immaf wrote:About question #6: Infected with what? Influenza? A computer virus?
Computer viruses.
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Re: TD 264: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Post by dinghammer » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:31 pm

For #8, what metric is that list based on?

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Re: TD 264: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Post by Lumosityfan » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:22 pm

dinghammer wrote:For #8, what metric is that list based on?
The list is based on US systemwide sales.
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Re: TD 264: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Post by Lumosityfan » Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:23 pm

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Re: TD 264: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Post by Lumosityfan » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:38 am

4 more days left! Don't feel afraid to jump in on the action! Many of the questions are actually quite accessible, I feel.
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Re: TD 264: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Post by Magna » Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:18 pm

Lumosityfan wrote:
Ryno wrote:Question about #9. What counts as a historical event? Does it have to be something broad and major, or can it be specific and less obvious? Hard to ask this without giving anything away.
It should be a specific historical event in the sense that I don't want movements that spanned many years, but rather events that you can pinpoint an exact date to. (For instance, if in Forrest Gump Movement A occurred but associated with Movement A was Event A, the correct answer would be Event A.)
By "historical," do you just mean some event that really happened on or around a particular date?

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Re: TD 264: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Post by Lumosityfan » Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:12 pm

Magna wrote:
Lumosityfan wrote:
Ryno wrote:Question about #9. What counts as a historical event? Does it have to be something broad and major, or can it be specific and less obvious? Hard to ask this without giving anything away.
It should be a specific historical event in the sense that I don't want movements that spanned many years, but rather events that you can pinpoint an exact date to. (For instance, if in Forrest Gump Movement A occurred but associated with Movement A was Event A, the correct answer would be Event A.)
By "historical," do you just mean some event that really happened on or around a particular date?
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Re: TD 264: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Post by Lumosityfan » Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:33 pm

3 more days! Don't feel afraid to enter! I know that the title suggests hard questions, considering not everyone knows stuff about "Weird Al" himself, but trust me when I say that the questions are accessible to the layperson. There are still lots of potential singletons left up for grabs! Enter soon!
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Re: TD 264: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Post by Lumosityfan » Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:28 pm

A little more than 13 hours left! Make sure you get your responses in before it's too late!
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