TD 348 - FINAL STANDINGS

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Re: TD 348 - Q10 RESULTS

Post by AFRET CMS » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:55 pm

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Shouldn't have dropped #9, I had Flashdance and I figured it would sheep. Well, you're welcome clprez for that singleton.
I dithered between All That Jazz, Fame, and Waiting for Guffman for a minute or so. Discarded Fame thinking it had a good chance of sheeping, went with Jazz simply because it was a few years older than Guffman and might not be remembered as much. Lots of calculation for naught -- all three would have been singletons.

Doesn't come close to making up for the innumerable times I've thought I had an obscure answer and wound up in the sheep pen, though.
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Re: TD 348 - Q10 RESULTS

Post by morbeedo » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:02 pm

AFRET CMS wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:55 pm
BobF wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:23 am
Shouldn't have dropped #9, I had Flashdance and I figured it would sheep. Well, you're welcome clprez for that singleton.
I dithered between All That Jazz, Fame, and Waiting for Guffman for a minute or so. Discarded Fame thinking it had a good chance of sheeping, went with Jazz simply because it was a few years older than Guffman and might not be remembered as much. Lots of calculation for naught -- all three would have been singletons.

Doesn't come close to making up for the innumerable times I've thought I had an obscure answer and wound up in the sheep pen, though.
Ahh, I was hoping someone would go with Waiting for Guffman! I'm glad Mulholland Drive got picked though

No one mentioned the Japanese horror film Audition!?!

I posted this question on my FB page and got a gazillion replies: Whiplash, Annie Hall, White Christmas, Girls Just Want to Have Fun and many more!

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Re: TD 348 - Q10 RESULTS

Post by AFRET CMS » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:26 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:02 pm
AFRET CMS wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:55 pm
BobF wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:23 am
Shouldn't have dropped #9, I had Flashdance and I figured it would sheep. Well, you're welcome clprez for that singleton.
I dithered between All That Jazz, Fame, and Waiting for Guffman for a minute or so. Discarded Fame thinking it had a good chance of sheeping, went with Jazz simply because it was a few years older than Guffman and might not be remembered as much. Lots of calculation for naught -- all three would have been singletons.

Doesn't come close to making up for the innumerable times I've thought I had an obscure answer and wound up in the sheep pen, though.
Ahh, I was hoping someone would go with Waiting for Guffman! I'm glad Mulholland Drive got picked though

No one mentioned the Japanese horror film Audition!?!

I posted this question on my FB page and got a gazillion replies: Whiplash, Annie Hall, White Christmas, Girls Just Want to Have Fun and many more!
White Christmas could have started some interesting discussion -- as I recall, there was no specifically purposeful audition scene; Bob Hope and Danny Kaye simply attended a nightclub performance of Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen to "check out a sister act." Would it be considered an audition if they were performing for an audience anyway? I could see people arguing either way.
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Re: TD 348 - Q10 RESULTS

Post by dinghammer » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:38 pm

morbeedo wrote:
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No one mentioned the Japanese horror film Audition!?!
I thought of it, but I haven't seen it, so I wasn't sure how literal the title was.

The other answers I had written down were Pitch Perfect (seemed too obvious) and Hamlet 2 (but I wasn't sure I had the title right, and I'm still not sure there's an audition scene). I only thought of Fame and A Chorus Line after I submitted. Thanks for including an "etc." I could read a lot into.

I forgot to mention earlier that I was seconds away from submitting when I realized my answer of Tuvalu could just as easily be Vanuatu and changed to something else. So at least I avoided one wrong answer.

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Re: TD 348 - Q10 RESULTS

Post by Magna » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:57 pm

AFRET CMS wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:26 pm
White Christmas could have started some interesting discussion -- as I recall, there was no specifically purposeful audition scene; Bob Hope and Danny Kaye simply attended a nightclub performance of Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen to "check out a sister act." Would it be considered an audition if they were performing for an audience anyway? I could see people arguing either way.
I doubt it - it seems more like scouting than an audition. At the least, I'd think an auditioner would have to be intentionally seeking a role or job.

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Re: TD 348 - Q10 RESULTS

Post by Tybalteon » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:57 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:02 pm
No one mentioned the Japanese horror film Audition!?!
I actually almost went with that one, but decided that if someone blanked on another movie that they'd just write in "Audition" and hope for the best haha. Fantastic movie!

Pretty surprised at my singleton with Fujisan though!

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Re: TD 348 - Q10 RESULTS

Post by xxaaaxx » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:03 pm

I was tempted to drop the audition question and go to the UNESCO one, but I figured that it would be wide open, and the odds of a bone-shattering sheep were low. I'll take my singletons how ever I can get them, even with awful movies!

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Re: TD 348 - Q10 RESULTS

Post by morbeedo » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:22 pm

Tybalteon wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:57 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:02 pm
No one mentioned the Japanese horror film Audition!?!
I actually almost went with that one, but decided that if someone blanked on another movie that they'd just write in "Audition" and hope for the best haha. Fantastic movie!

Pretty surprised at my singleton with Fujisan though!
I've never seen it!! Need to see that and GET OUT before anything else

I just watched Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore - I guess I would have accepted that for the scene where she tries to get a singing job in a bar

I've never seen Gypsy but that would count, too, right? The opening "May We Entertain You" is an audition of sorts

Final results tomorrow morning. Sorry for the hiccup with Q9

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Re: TD 348 - Q11 RESULTS

Post by morbeedo » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:31 am

11. NAME ME AN ELEMENT – Name an eponymous element on the periodic table, i.e. any element named after a real person – NOT a mythological figure

Q11 RESULTS
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Niels Bohr
Bohrium — 7 responses
badgerfellow
ElendilPickle
Magna
MattKnowles
spell4yr
Udish94
wpwells

Albert Einstein
Einsteinium — 7 responses
Captain Obvious
Classicroadster
clt013
jsm378
lindap
Rackme32
SBurrus

Enrico Fermi
Fermium — 4 responses
clprez
floridagator
JLJ
travis

Lise Meitner
Meitnerium — 4 responses
econgator
Peachbox
Steppenwolf
Troydozzy

Dmitri Mendeleev
Mendelevium — 4 responses
Caboom
Gamawire
MasterCone
RETAF CMS

Pierre and Marie Curie
Curium — 3 responses
1stlvlthinker
casketromance
Vintsanity

Ernest Lawrence
Lawrencium — 3 responses
flutist319
MarkBarrett
Maven

Yuri Oganessian
Oganesson — 3 responses
Ihavejeoprosy
pauerpoint
xxaaaxx

Ernest Rutherford
Rutherfordium — 3 responses
guessonguessonguess
PowerofHoodoo
Woof

Glenn T. Seaborg
Seaborgium — 3 responses
BobF
immaf
Joenguyen90

Alfred Nobel
Nobelium — 2 responses
Tybalteon
Wheatley

Wilhelm Roentgen
Roentgenium — 2 responses
artshep
dinghammer

DROP
mcsheffrey
quarterrican
Q11 STANDINGS
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1. mcsheffrey — 21 + 0 → 21 pts [↑1]
2. Steppenwolf — 19 + 4 → 23 pts [↓1]
3. Caboom — 22 + 4 → 26 pts [↑1]
4. MarkBarrett — 24 + 3 → 27 pts [↑1]
5. Magna — 21 + 7 → 28 pts [↓3]

5. Woof — 25 + 3 → 28 pts [↑1]
7. flutist319 — 26 + 3 → 29 pts [unch]
8. artshep — 28 + 2 → 30 pts [↑3]
8. Joenguyen90 — 27 + 3 → 30 pts [↑1]
8. Maven — 27 + 3 → 30 pts [↑1]

8. travis — 26 + 4 → 30 pts [↓1]
12. Ihavejeoprosy — 28 + 3 → 31 pts [↓1]
13. immaf — 29 + 3 → 32 pts [↑2]
13. MasterCone — 28 + 4 → 32 pts [↓2]
13. PowerofHoodoo — 29 + 3 → 32 pts [↑2]

16. clprez — 29 + 4 → 33 pts [↓1]
16. xxaaaxx — 30 + 3 → 33 pts [↑3]
18. econgator — 30 + 4 → 34 pts [↑1]
18. floridagator — 30 + 4 → 34 pts [↑1]
20. MattKnowles — 28 + 7 → 35 pts [↓9]

20. pauerpoint — 32 + 3 → 35 pts [↑2]
22. Captain Obvious — 29 + 7 → 36 pts [↓7]
23. Troydozzy — 34 + 4 → 38 pts [↑3]
24. Classicroadster — 32 + 7 → 39 pts [↓2]
24. guessonguessonguess — 36 + 3 → 39 pts [↑4]

24. JLJ — 35 + 4 → 39 pts [↑3]
24. SBurrus — 32 + 7 → 39 pts [↓2]
28. lindap — 33 + 7 → 40 pts [↓3]
29. dinghammer — 40 + 2 → 42 pts [↑5]
29. Vintsanity — 39 + 3 → 42 pts [↑3]

31. RETAF CMS — 39 + 4 → 43 pts [↑1]
32. badgerfellow — 37 + 7 → 44 pts [↓3]
32. clt013 — 37 + 7 → 44 pts [↓3]
32. quarterrican — 44 + 0 → 44 pts [↑7]
35. jsm378 — 38 + 7 → 45 pts [↓4]

36. 1stlvlthinker — 43 + 3 → 46 pts [↑2]
37. spell4yr — 40 + 7 → 47 pts [↓3]
38. Rackme32 — 41 + 7 → 48 pts [↓2]
39. Gamawire — 45 + 4 → 49 pts [↑1]
39. Udish94 — 42 + 7 → 49 pts [↓2]

41. casketromance — 47 + 3 → 50 pts [↑3]
41. Peachbox — 46 + 4 → 50 pts [↑1]
43. wpwells — 45 + 7 → 52 pts [↓3]
44. BobF — 50 + 3 → 53 pts [↑1]
44. ElendilPickle — 46 + 7 → 53 pts [↓2]

46. Tybalteon — 53 + 2 → 55 pts [unch]
47. Wheatley — 62 + 2 → 64 pts [unch]

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Re: TD 348 - Q10 RESULTS

Post by Wpwells » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:05 am

This game is going to be one for me to forget :lol:

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Re: TD 348 - Q12 RESULTS

Post by morbeedo » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:13 am

12. BONUS – For -3 points, give the atomic number of that element

Q12 RESULTS
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Bohrium (Bh, 107)
ElendilPickle

Einsteinium (Es, 99)
lindap

Fermium (Fm, 100)
clprez
floridagator
JLJ
travis

Lawrencium (Lr, 103)
Maven

Meitnerium (Mt, 109)
econgator

Mendelevium (Md, 101)
Caboom
Gamawire

Oganesson (Og, 118)
Ihavejeoprosy
pauerpoint
xxaaaxx

Seaborgium (Sg, 106)
BobF
FINAL STANDINGS
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1. mcsheffrey — 21 + 0 → 21 pts [unch]
2. Caboom — 26 + 0 → 23 pts (bonus: -3) [↑1]
2. Steppenwolf — 23 + 0 → 23 pts [unch]

4. MarkBarrett — 27 + 0 → 27 pts [unch]
4. Maven — 30 + 0 → 27 pts (bonus: -3) [↑4]
4. travis — 30 + 0 → 27 pts (bonus: -3) [↑4]
7. Ihavejeoprosy — 31 + 0 → 28 pts (bonus: -3) [↑5]
7. Magna — 28 + 0 → 28 pts [↓2]

7. Woof — 28 + 0 → 28 pts [↓2]
10. flutist319 — 29 + 0 → 29 pts [↓3]
11. artshep — 30 + 0 → 30 pts [↓3]
11. clprez — 33 + 0 → 30 pts (bonus: -3) [↑5]
11. Joenguyen90 — 30 + 0 → 30 pts [↓3]

11. xxaaaxx — 33 + 0 → 30 pts (bonus: -3) [↑5]
15. econgator — 34 + 0 → 31 pts (bonus: -3) [↑3]
15. floridagator — 34 + 0 → 31 pts (bonus: -3) [↑3]
17. immaf — 32 + 0 → 32 pts [↓4]
17. MasterCone — 32 + 0 → 32 pts [↓4]

17. pauerpoint — 35 + 0 → 32 pts (bonus: -3) [↑3]
17. PowerofHoodoo — 32 + 0 → 32 pts [↓4]
21. MattKnowles — 35 + 0 → 35 pts [↓1]
22. Captain Obvious — 36 + 0 → 36 pts [unch]
22. JLJ — 39 + 0 → 36 pts (bonus: -3) [↑2]

24. lindap — 40 + 0 → 37 pts (bonus: -3) [↑4]
25. Troydozzy — 38 + 0 → 38 pts [↓2]
26. Classicroadster — 39 + 0 → 39 pts [↓2]
26. guessonguessonguess — 39 + 0 → 39 pts [↓2]
26. SBurrus — 39 + 0 → 39 pts [↓2]

29. dinghammer — 42 + 0 → 42 pts [unch]
29. Vintsanity — 42 + 0 → 42 pts [unch]
31. RETAF CMS — 43 + 0 → 43 pts [unch]
32. badgerfellow — 44 + 0 → 44 pts [unch]
32. clt013 — 44 + 0 → 44 pts [unch]

32. quarterrican — 44 + 0 → 44 pts [unch]
35. jsm378 — 45 + 0 → 45 pts [unch]
36. 1stlvlthinker — 46 + 0 → 46 pts [unch]
36. Gamawire — 49 + 0 → 46 pts (bonus: -3) [↑3]
38. spell4yr — 47 + 0 → 47 pts [↓1]

39. Rackme32 — 48 + 0 → 48 pts [↓1]
40. Udish94 — 49 + 0 → 49 pts [↓1]
41. BobF — 53 + 0 → 50 pts (bonus: -3) [↑3]
41. casketromance — 50 + 0 → 50 pts [unch]
41. ElendilPickle — 53 + 0 → 50 pts (bonus: -3) [↑3]

41. Peachbox — 50 + 0 → 50 pts [unch]
45. wpwells — 52 + 0 → 52 pts [↓2]
46. Tybalteon — 55 + 0 → 55 pts [unch]
47. Wheatley — 64 + 0 → 64 pts [unch]

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Re: TD 348 - AWARD PRESENTATION

Post by morbeedo » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:33 am

Congrats to our top 3 finishers*! And thanks to EVERYONE for playing!

Podium finishers win trips to newly designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites for you and me - leave your insignificant other at home :lol:

3rd Place
Caboom

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A trip to Asmara, Eritrea, a Modernist city of Africa
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2nd Place
Steppenwolf

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A trip to the English Lake District
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1st Place
McSheffrey

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A trip to Taputapuātea in French Polynesia
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*Tie for second place broken by order of entry

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Re: TD 348 - FINAL STANDINGS

Post by BobF » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:00 pm

Thanks for the fun game Morbeedo! I almost went with one of the three biggest sheep on question 11, but then I decided to pay homage to a fellow boardie because I knew the atomic number (once or twice, I have referred to him as element number 106). Kind of kept me out of the bottom 5?

Oh, yeah, congratulations McSheffrey!
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Re: TD 348 - FINAL STANDINGS

Post by mcsheffrey » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:15 pm

I cheered aloud after seeing the Q11 standings and then abruptly cut myself off when I realized that there was still the bonus. I knew that I had no chance of getting the bonus (and couldn't even hazard a guess with my DROP) but I had no idea how many other people might have encyclopedic knowledge of the periodic table.

Thanks for a fun TD Morbeedo!

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Re: TD 348 - FINAL STANDINGS

Post by Troydozzy » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:46 pm

That was fun. Thanks Morbeedo and congratulations to the winner!

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Re: TD 348 - FINAL STANDINGS

Post by Magna » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:48 pm

It was fun being in the lead for a while. I was pretty sure that wouldn't last, and was right about that. Heigh-ho. Congratulations to everyone! :)

Thanks for a fun game, as always! :)

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Re: TD 348 - FINAL STANDINGS

Post by flutist319 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:12 pm

Thanks for hosting, morbeedo! This was fun.

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Re: TD 348 - FINAL STANDINGS

Post by dinghammer » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:57 pm

Woo! Top 30!

Thanks for a fun TD, and congrats to mcsheffrey!

I'm curious about one of my potential answers for question 11: would livermorium have been accepted? I just looked it up, and it seems to be named after a place that's named after a person, so it's not direct, but it's still a person's name. (Also, I've now memorized the atomic number of roentgenium, in case it ever comes up again.)

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Re: TD 348 - FINAL STANDINGS

Post by morbeedo » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:31 pm

dinghammer wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:57 pm
Woo! Top 30!

Thanks for a fun TD, and congrats to mcsheffrey!

I'm curious about one of my potential answers for question 11: would livermorium have been accepted? I just looked it up, and it seems to be named after a place that's named after a person, so it's not direct, but it's still a person's name. (Also, I've now memorized the atomic number of roentgenium, in case it ever comes up again.)
Hmm. Leaning toward no, but let's just say I'm glad I didn't have to rule on that one! :P

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Re: TD 348 - FINAL STANDINGS

Post by AFRET CMS » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:58 pm

mcsheffrey wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:15 pm
I cheered aloud after seeing the Q11 standings and then abruptly cut myself off when I realized that there was still the bonus. I knew that I had no chance of getting the bonus (and couldn't even hazard a guess with my DROP) but I had no idea how many other people might have encyclopedic knowledge of the periodic table.

Thanks for a fun TD Morbeedo!
Congrats, Grant! We occasionally hover around the middle of the pack together (and I finished in the middle third again, forsooth).

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