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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:49 pm

No love for my MD22Q3 response: Theresa May Have Jungle Fever.

(Take another look at the photo. You know she's diggin' on Barry.)
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Post by econgator » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:16 pm

Couldn't come up with anything that rhymed with "nevermore, et. al.", so I tried with Zsa Zsa Gabor.

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Post by Woof » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:54 pm

econgator wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Couldn't come up with anything that rhymed with "nevermore, et. al.", so I tried with Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Where's the Like button again?

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Post by plasticene » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:20 pm

econgator wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Couldn't come up with anything that rhymed with "nevermore, et. al.", so I tried with Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Now that is a worthy BWA.

Here are this season's candidates for VBWA:
# Question Answer
1 On November 17, 1968, the telecast of a game between the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders was cut short on the east coast, infamously, to broadcast the start of what television film? MOTHER MAY I SLEEP WITH DANGER

2 A 1917 recording by a New Orleans ensemble consisting of Nick LaRocca, Eddie Edwards, Larry Shields, Henry Ragas, and Tony Sbarbaro is widely considered the first jazz record. This group of musicians dubbed themselves the "Original ____ Jazz Band," with what word filling in the blank? RAY'S

3 The first three lines of the chorus in the song "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," based on Julia Ward Howe's poem, are what three-word line, repeated? F*** THE POLICE

4 The first three lines of the chorus in the song "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," based on Julia Ward Howe's poem, are what three-word line, repeated? ICE ICE BABY

5 The first three lines of the chorus in the song "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," based on Julia Ward Howe's poem, are what three-word line, repeated? ROCK ME AMADEUS

6 Tiger Williams, Dale Hunter, Tie Domi, Marty McSorley, and Bob Probert are the top five in the history of the National Hockey League in what statistic? FACES PUNCHED

7 Tiger Williams, Dale Hunter, Tie Domi, Marty McSorley, and Bob Probert are the top five in the history of the National Hockey League in what statistic? LONGEST MULLETS

8 Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and a titular tragic Young Lady from a (very long) epistolary 1748 novel share what first name? BRITNEY

9 A 1909 expedition to Africa sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, which resulted in thousands of specimens (including dozens of big game animals) collected for American natural history museums, was led by what man, who arranged the expedition in part to give room to new U.S. President W.H. Taft? THE MAN IN THE YELLOW HAT

10 In diving competitions, there are four possible official dive positions undertaken during the flight of the dive. Three are straight, tuck, and free—what is the fourth? THE TRIPLE LINDY

11 In diving competitions, there are four possible official dive positions undertaken during the flight of the dive. Three are straight, tuck, and free—what is the fourth? CANNONBALLLLLL

12 The world's first battle between steam-powered ironclad warships famously took place at Hampton Roads, Virginia, in 1862 during the U.S. Civil War, when the USS Monitor faced the CSS Virginia. The latter vessel's armored superstructure was built over the hull of what captured U.S. Navy frigate? USS COVFEFE
The only ones that make me chuckle are the three-word refrains for The Battle Hymn of the Republic, but I can't help but think the submitters must have known the correct answer but submitted BWA attempts anyway. It may not be rational to think so, since the question only had a 76% get rate, but that question seems so easy!

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Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:06 pm

I don't know, "longest mullets" is pretty good. I think that's my pick.

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Post by dhkendall » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:09 pm

Are they going to add to the BWA list if today's or Monday's match results in something that actually made Thorsten laugh?

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Post by alietr » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:45 am

I'll revive this for the current season. For the Pollyanna clue (cheerful and irrepressibly optimistic), I gave a try with Daenerys. No love, as usual.

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Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:45 pm

On the "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" question, I put "They Cancelled Jeopardy! For This?!!!!!!!"
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Post by flutist319 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:36 pm

A joke answer for Luckenbach that I was thinking of but didn't submit: "Strongbadia (population: tire)".

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Post by Woof » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:42 am

My infrequent attempt at a BWA, in this case for MD12 Q5 got no love: Bat Boy :mrgreen:

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Post by alietr » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:28 pm

For the Home Alone picture, I put "KHAAAAAN!!!!!!"

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Post by seaborgium » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:35 pm

alietr wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:28 pm
For the Home Alone picture, I put "KHAAAAAN!!!!!!"
I assumed before I clicked the link that I would see a picture of William Shatner.

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Post by econgator » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:32 pm

alietr wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:28 pm
For the Home Alone picture, I put "KHAAAAAN!!!!!!"
As did I.

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Post by zerobandwidth » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:35 am

LL75 MD5 Q2
Name the center (centre) for the Edmonton Oilers and 20-year-old hockey phenom who won the 2017 Art Ross trophy as the NHL's leader in points, as well as the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player.
That guy. With the stick. You know. The good one.
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Post by triviawayne » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:02 pm

zerobandwidth wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:35 am
LL75 MD5 Q2
Name the center (centre) for the Edmonton Oilers and 20-year-old hockey phenom who won the 2017 Art Ross trophy as the NHL's leader in points, as well as the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player.
That guy. With the stick. You know. The good one.
Teddy Roosevelt?
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Post by zerobandwidth » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:34 am

LL75 MD7 Q5 wrote: Leaked through a pair of reporters at the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, a trove of 13.4 million files was unveiled in early November 2017 that relate to controversial offshore investments by numerous prominent companies and individuals. This set of documents is known by what name?
PatersonP wrote:Die Holycrappenwatdefokker-Lotßamarks Papieren
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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:23 am

For the No Exit hell I had no idea, no guess and knew I had no chance. I wrote 8-year-old's piano recital.

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Post by zerobandwidth » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:00 pm

This wrong answer is less a BWA contender and more of a follow-up trivia question.
LL75 MD8 Q4 wrote:In Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit, a man and two women have died and are escorted into a drawing room where, unable to leave, they learn that (per the English translation) "hell is" what?
PatersonP wrote:the suffering of being unable to love
This is a quote from a novel by one famous author, cited by character in a short story written by another.
Give any of: author or title of the novel; character, author, or title of the short story that quotes it
Answers to the question posed by the answer to the question:Show
Originally written by Fyodor Dostoevsky in The Brothers Karamazov.
Cited by Sergeant X, in J. D. Salinger's "For Esmé — with Love and Squalor".
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Post by alietr » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:12 am

Card game?!? I put down "curse word" but I should have gone with my BWA attempt of "Black Sabbath song".

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Post by triviawayne » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:26 am

alietr wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:12 am
Card game?!? I put down "curse word" but I should have gone with my BWA attempt of "Black Sabbath song".
I put down curse word and after seeing the answer was card game, I wondered if I would get a BWA even though I was serious about my answer.

Today I saw 22% had curse word--did not expect that.
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