TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Final Results!

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1-Q6 results

Post by morbeedo » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:47 pm

Last place?!? Boy oh boy.

John is a Gospel book, no?

Shoulda gone with Corinthians.

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1-Q6 results

Post by xxaaaxx » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:27 pm

morbeedo wrote:John is a Gospel book, no?
There are also three epistles of John, though given the exclusion of the gospels, I'm not surprised people avoided them.

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1-Q6 results

Post by lindap » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:44 pm

given the exclusion of the gospels, I'm not surprised people avoided them.
Isn't that part of the "think different" idea, to try to guess what others will avoid?

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1-Q6 results

Post by lindap » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:11 pm

7. "Oh, The Places You'll Go" A popular choice for graduates, though it is essentially a children's book. Identify one of the following airports by the airport code. Be sure to include the letter of your answer
A. AIY
B. BWI
C. PHF
D. MGM
E. CVG
F. SAN
G. HHH
H. JAX
I. SNA
J. ORD
K. MSY
L. ORF

Either the city/cities served or the airport name(s) acceptable.
B. BWI Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (6) SHEEP
merica
WoppyT
Aunt_Ija
immaf
morbeedo
gamawire

F. SAN San Diego International (5)
dklee12
CacketRomance
pauerpoint
ElendilPickle
floridagator

L. ORF Norfolk International (5)
bobF
Vermonter
ocuguy
clt013
econgator

H. JAX Jacksonville (FL) International (4)
xxaaaxx
sillymonkey
vintsanity
Matt Knowles

E. CVG Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (3)
Category 13
blueLion
woof

G. HHH Hilton Head Island (3)
clprez
guessonguessonguess
Rackme32

J. ORD Chicago O'Hare (3)
McSheffrey
1stlevelthinker
Mark Barrett

K. MSY Louis Armstrong New Orleans International (3)
WoWho?
macrae1234
Tybalteon

I. SNA John Wayne Airport/ Orange County in Santa Ana Singleton!
Peachbox

DROP jgamer

Unused
A. AIY Atlantic City NJ
C. PHF Newport News/Williamsburg VA
D. MGM Montgomery AL/ Montgomery Regional Airport

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1-Q7 results

Post by lindap » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:05 pm

8. "Sirens of Titan" Satirical science fiction with interplanetary travel to one of Saturn's moons. Name any moon of Saturn (53 named!)
Titan (6) SHEEP
WoppyT
xxaaaxx
immaf
BobF
merica
oduguy

Rhea (4)
econgator
Vermonter
jgamer
Rackme32

Iapetus (2)
WooWho?
pauerpoint

All of the following were singletons:
Enceladus
dklee12

Pandora
clprez

Dione
Category13

Janus
guessonguessonguess

Calypso
gamawire

Polydeuces
floridagator

Tethys
ElendilPickle

Phoebe
woof

SHEEP
Peachbox
clt013
MattKnowles

DROP
Mark Barrett
Aunt_Ija
Bluelion
CasketRomance
Vintsanity
morbeedo
macrae

Incorrect (9 pts)
Io
McSheffrey
sillymonkey
Tybalteon

Oberon
1stlevelthinker

Unused 42 moons unused and again, rather than list them all, this link shows all 53. http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/saturn/moons

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1-Q8 results

Post by lindap » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:53 pm

9. "Pirate Latitudes" A novel of 17th century "Pirates of the Caribbean". Name the capital city of any Caribbean country (By "Caribbean country",I mean any independent island nation, not any country that just has a Caribbean coastline) (13)
Kingston, Jamaica (8) SHEEP
gamawire
Rackme32
clt013
ElendilPickle
WooWho?
econgator
silllymonkey
1stlevelthinker

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (5)
bobF
blueLion
Vermonter
Vintsanity
oduguy

Castries, St Lucia (3)
Peachbox
macrae1234
Matt Knowles

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (3)
immaf
CasketRomance
morbeedo

Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis (2)
pauerpoint
jgamer

Bridgetown, Barbados (2)
clprez
aunt_Ija

Havana, Cuba (2)
guessonguessonguess
WoppyT

Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines
dklee12
xxaaaxx

Roseau, Domenica (2)
McSheffrey
floridagator

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republica (2)
merica
woof

Nassau, Bahamas singleton
Tybalteon

St John's, Antigua and Barbuda singleton
Mark Barrett

DROP
Category 13

Unused
St George's, Grenada

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1-Q8 results

Post by MattKnowles » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:04 am

I'm going to nitpick and point out that The Bahamas are not part of the Caribbean. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_C ... rchipelago

After further review I've found several resources that do list The Bahamas as a Caribbean country. http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/coun ... ymbols.htm

Disregard this comment. Thank you.
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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1-Q8 results

Post by lindap » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:24 am

The Association of Caribbean States considers them a Caribbean nation http://www.acs-aec.org/index.php?q=about-the-acs.

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1-Q10 results

Post by lindap » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:17 pm

10. "The Great Gatsby" Probably THE novel of the Roaring Twenties. Answer one of the following questions about other people famous in the 1920s
A. Warren G. Harding promised a return to what in his inaugural speech?
B. On February 14, 1929,in Chicago, members of whose gang were killed, allegedly on Al Capone's orders?
C. In 1928, penicillin was discovered by this Scottish physician-scientist.
D. In 1928, this Norwegian woman won the first of her three consecutive gold medals in figure skating
E. He played the title role in 1927's "The Jazz Singer", the first full-length "talkie."
F. His "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle" won the 1923 Newbery Medal, given for excellence in children's literature.
G.The stock market crash of 1929 occurred in what month?
H.This swimmer won back to back gold medals in the 100m freestyle(1924 and 1928 Olympics) before swinging through the jungle as "Tarzan."
I. This St Louis Cardinal won seven batting championships and two Triple Crowns of Baseball in the 1920s
J. This small southwestern PA college, named for two Presidents of the US, played to a 0-0 tie with the California Golden Bears in the 1922 Rose Bowl, then called the Tournament East-West game.

A. Normalcy (3)
WoppyT
jgamer
1stlevelthinker

B. Bugs Moran (2)
econgator
xxaaaxx

C. Sir Alexander Fleming singleton
pauerpoint

D. Sonja Henie (5)
clprez
bobF
sillymonkey
macrae1234
Rackme32

E. Al Jolson singleton
immaf

F. Hugh Lofting (2)
dkllee12
MarkBarrett

G. October (3)
Aunt_Ija
Vermonter
Vintsanity

H. Johnny Weissmuller (8) SHEEP
WooWho?
McSheffrey
morbeedo
oduguy
gamawire
MattKnowles
ElendilPickle
woof

I. Rogers Hornsby (3)
Category 13
Peachbox
merica

J. Washington and Jefferson College (4)
guessonguessonguess
CasketRomance
BlueLion
clt013

DROP
floridagator

Incorrect
C. Jonas Salk (Dr Salk discovered the killed-virus vaccine for polio while a physician-scientist researcher at the University of Pittsburgh)
Tybalteon


NB In question A, I wrote "Inaugural address", which I found out later to be wrong: he actually used the phrase "return to normalcy" in an earlier campaign speech.
In question G, the answer is obviously not a person (I substituted this question for one about Mary Pickford.)
In question J, again, the correct answer is an institution named for two people and not two persons.

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1-Q10 results

Post by lindap » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:20 pm

Bonus 1 Although there are ten questions, there are only eight authors: two authors have two books on the list. For a -1 score, name one of these two authors.
Sinclair Lewis wrote both Main Street and Elmer Gantry
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr wrote both The Sirens of Titan and Breakfast of Champions

If you answered either Lewis or Vonnegut, you got a -1. All of the following entries did:
sillymonkey
xxaaaxx
immaf
guessonguessonguess
bobF
BlueLion
Vermonter
jgamer
Vintsanity
morbeedo
floridagator
macrae1234
Tybalteon
gamawire
Rackme32
Matt Knowles
Mark Barrett
ElendilPickle
woof
WoppyT

Bonus 2 Just as there are eight authors, there are also eight Ivy League Universities (even though oBBne uses the name "College"), not coincidentally. The books and authors were chosen (or in the current vernacular, carefully curated) so that each author attended one of the Ivy League schools. By "attended", I do not mean that the author necessarily graduated or attended the undergraduate college; one of the authors may have attended the Yale School of Divinity or the Princeton School of Law(that's a joke, son). For a possible -8 off your score, match the author to the Ivy League school he attended. No penalty for guessing incorrectly. The more you know, the lower your score.
"Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides/ Brown

"Breakfast of Champions" and "The Sirens of Titan" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr/ Cornell

"Main Street" and "Elmer Gantry" by Sinclair Lewis/ Yale

"Pirate Latitudes" by Michael Crichton/ Harvard

"The Moviegoer" by Walker Percy/ Columbia (School of Medicine)

"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald/ Princeton

"Primary Colors" by Anonymous aka Joe Klein/ Penn

"Oh, the Places You'll Go!" by Dr Seuss aka Theodore Geisel/ Dartmouth College

I'll be entering the final bonus results and final standings tomorrow, so please PM me if you have any concerns/questions. Thanks for playing!

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1-Q10 results

Post by xxaaaxx » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:18 pm

I just randomly WAGged author/college combos, so congrats to anyone who scored well on that bonus. I'd be shocked if I got more than one right just by dumb luck.

Didn't see the Tarzan sheep coming...

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1-Q10 results

Post by lindap » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:36 am

Correct answers for second bonus question.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Princeton
WoppyT
dklee12
aunt_Ija
guessonguessonguess
BlueLion
Vermonter
sillymonkey
vintsanity
morbeedo
macrae1234
gamawire
Matt Knowles
Mark Barett
floridagator

Sinclair Lewis Yale
guessonguessonguess
Bluelion
jgamer
macrae1234
Matt Knowles
floridagator
xxaaaxx
Peachbox

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr Cornell
woppyT
guessonguessonguess
Bluelion
Vermonter
sillymonkey
jgamer
gamawire

Dr Seuss aka Theodore Geisel Dartmouth College
woppyT
guessonguessonguess
Vermonter
jgamer
floridagator

Michael Crichton Harvard
guessonguessonguess
floridagator

Joe Klein "Anonymous" Penn
gamawire
floridagator

Jeffrey Eugenides Brown
Vermonter

Walker Percy Columbia (School of Medicine)
guessonguessonguess

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1-Q10 results

Post by BobF » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:01 pm

lindap wrote:Correct answers for second bonus question.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Princeton
WoppyT
dklee12
aunt_Ija
guessonguessonguess
BlueLion
Vermonter
sillymonkey
vintsanity
morbeedo
macrae1234
gamawire
Matt Knowles
Mark Barett
floridagator
Even if I had gone for the bonus question I would have sheeped! Impressive job by a couple of people getting 5 or more (guessonguess got 6).
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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Final Results!

Post by lindap » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:24 pm

I hope everyone enjoyed playing. I realize that the second bonus was less meta "You have to know the author and where they went to college!" and more PITA "I have to know the author AND where they went to college?!" In retrospect, some of the authors were less popular than I thought and "Pirate Latitudes" (Michael Crichton's book) obviously was no "Jurassic Park".

20th place with 49 pts
1stlevelthinker
oduguy
sillymonkey

19th place with 47 pts
MattKnowles
morbeedo

18th place with 44 pts
BobF
Tybalteon
woof

17th place with 43 pts
Rackme32
ElendilPickle

16th place with 42 pts
McSheffrey
clt013
WooWho?

15th place with 39 pts
merica

14th place with 38 pts
Casket Romance

13th place with 37 pts
econgator

12th place with 36 pts
immaf

11th place with 33 pts
dklee12

10th place with31 pts
clprez
Peachbox

9th place with 30 pts
Aunt_Ija
Category 13

8th place with 29 pts
gamawire
Vintsanity
BlueLion

7th place with 28 pts
Vermonter
xxaaaxx

6th place with 27 pts
pauerpoint

5th place with 26 pts
floridagator
macrae1234

4th place with 25 pts
guessonguessonguess

And finally
Third Place with 23 pts
WoppyT

Second Place with 21 pts
MarkBarrett

First Place with 20 pts
jgamer

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Final Results!

Post by BobF » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:28 pm

Thanks for the game, Linda, and congratulations to JGamer!

As I said in my entry "I won't even attempt the second bonus to waste my time in guessing or your time in scoring, and I will accept my finish in the bottom quartile." So, I'm happy to be tied for first place in the bottom quartile!
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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Final Results!

Post by ElendilPickle » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:07 pm

Thanks for TDing!

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1-Q10 results

Post by guessonguessonguess » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:11 pm

BobF wrote:
lindap wrote:Correct answers for second bonus question.
Even if I had gone for the bonus question I would have sheeped! Impressive job by a couple of people getting 5 or more (guessonguess got 6).
Could have guaranteed 7 if I had thought for a second and just guessed UPenn for the last two; terrible execution, in retrospect.

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Final Results!

Post by Aunt_Ija » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:01 pm

Thanks for hosting lindap and congrats to jgamer!

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Final Results!

Post by Blue Lion » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:06 am

Nice work, lindap! Very clever TD.

My congratulations to this week's podium finishers. Cheers, all!

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Final Results!

Post by sillymonkey » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:01 pm

Thanks for hosting, lindap.
I really enjoyed this TD, despite my last place finish. Thank goodness I got some bonus points, so I didn't have to be there by myself.

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