STATES BY COLORFUL LOCALES - 10/9 J! Round category [SPOILERS]

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Poll runs till Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:09 am

$200: Greenbelt & Silver Spring - I got it right.
66
84%
$400: Brownsville & White Settlement - I got it right.
58
73%
$600: Red Hook & White Plains - I got it right.
58
73%
$800: Brownsboro Village & Bowling Green but not Yellow Springs - I got it right.
55
70%
$1000: Black Oak & Blue Eye - I got it right.
14
18%
I have heard of Greenbelt, Maryland.
22
28%
I have heard of Silver Spring Maryland.
69
87%
I have heard of Brownsville, Texas.
63
80%
I have heard of White Settlement, Texas.
11
14%
I have heard of Red Hook, New York.
27
34%
I have heard of White Plains, New York.
72
91%
I have heard of Brownsboro Village, Kentucky.
1
1%
I have heard of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
74
94%
I have heard of Black Oak, Arkansas.
18
23%
I have heard of Blue Eye, Arkansas.
2
3%
I have never heard of any of the cities.
1
1%
 
Total votes: 79

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STATES BY COLORFUL LOCALES - 10/9 J! Round category [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:09 am

STATES BY COLORFUL LOCALES

$200: Greenbelt & Silver Spring

$400: Brownsville & White Settlement

$600: Red Hook & White Plains

$800: Brownsboro Village & Bowling Green but not Yellow Springs

$1000: Black Oak & Blue Eye

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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:13 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :(

I have heard of Silver Spring, Maryland because many many many game show contestants have been from there.
Brownsville has come up in many ways over the years, so no doubt on guessing TX even with White Settlement being NHOI.

I have heard of White Plains, NY but could not place it in time.
I clammed on KY because of OH doubts seeing Bowling Green.
Not a clue on the AR places.

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Post by This Is Kirk! » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:17 am

I know of the band Black Oak Arkansas but didn't put two and two together tonight for the $1,000 clue.

I correctly picked Kentucky based on Bowling Green, but my wife went for the negbait of Ohio (home to Bowling Green State University).

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Post by teapot37 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:13 am

I think I would have had White Plains if I had had a little more time to think about it. I got the rest. I have heard of the band Black Oak Arkansas, which is the only reason I got the last one.
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Post by hbomb1947 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:20 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Living in NYC and having grown up in NJ was helpful for me on 1 of the clues in this category. :) (although I hadn't heard of the Red Hook in upstate NY, but there's also a neighborhood of Brooklyn called Red Hook that I'm familiar with).

I also went to school in Baltimore and D.C., so I knew both the towns in Maryland.

And I had heard of Bowling Green, KY and Brownsville, TX.

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Post by zerobandwidth » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:25 am

There is also a Bowling Green in VA, and I believe there might be a Brownsville as well, so I flipped to the wrong side of that weighted coin in my head.
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Post by sarisson » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:26 am

I've heard of Bowling Green due to the "massacre," but clammed because I thought it was in Tennessee... which, it turns out, is an alternative fact.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:54 am

There's also a Bowling Green in Ohio, which threw me for a loop.

I've heard of a few of these, including both at $200, but they all seem way too vague and obscure for clues.
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Post by seaborgium » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:03 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:54 am
There's also a Bowling Green in Ohio, which threw me for a loop.

I've heard of a few of these, including both at $200, but they all seem way too vague and obscure for clues.
And yet [poll results].

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Post by Volante » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:12 pm

:( :( :( :mrgreen: :(

Heard of SIlver Spring,White Plains and Bowling Green but only one came to mind in time (and even that was a hopeful guess given the other caveat in that clue)

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Post by badgerfellow » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:31 pm

The 800 clue was easy for me as I've driven around Brownsboro Village, not in it. It's more of a neighborhood now, since Louisville and most of Jefferson County merged under a single government in the early 2000s.

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Post by AFRET CMS » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:55 pm

200- Would have known Silver Spring even if never offered a job there; as a major suburb of D.C. it's in the national news a couple of times each week.
400- NHO White Settlement, but Brownsville is pretty well known for being the southernmost city in Texas. I also knew of it from its connection to aviation history. It used to be the national headquarters for the Commemorative Air Force (formerly the Confederate Air Force).
600- Anything with a "Hook" or a "Kill" as a portion of a name is almost a gimme for NY or eastern NJ. Also knew of White Plains from many '60s sitcoms talking about commutes from White Plains and New Rochelle into NYC. I think Rob & Laurie Petrie in one episode were arguing about moving from one to the other.
800- Knew instantly that Bowling Green was KY, but don't know why; seems I've just always known it since childhood. Did get a kick out of the connection to the "Bowling Green Massacre."
1000- Knew instantly this one was a miss; no familiarity with either community.
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Post by zerobandwidth » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:56 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:03 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:54 am
There's also a Bowling Green in Ohio, which threw me for a loop.
I've heard of a few of these, including both at $200, but they all seem way too vague and obscure for clues.
And yet [poll results].
:lol: That almost knocked me out of my chair.

It does seem, though, that each clue had a city that most people have "probably" heard of, plus one that is less known, until the $2000 which had two relatively obscure ones. But still, that's not exactly a high TOM; if you also hadn't heard of the better-known city, you were pretty well stuck. (I went only 1/5 on these myself.)
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Post by seaborgium » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:02 pm

I went 2/5 with Maryland and New York, clamming on Kentucky. I think I’ve heard of Brownsville and White Settlement and voted accordingly, but I responded Alabama; presumably there were some Brownsville/Huntsville crossed wires.

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Post by This Is Kirk! » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:07 pm

I looked up the band Brownsville Station because I thought it would be interesting if two of the clues could be gotten from knowledge of classic rock music (the other being Black Oak Arkansas). Turns out the band Brownsville Station was from Ann Arbor, Michigan but I thought this was an interesting coincidence:
Brownsville Station is an American rock band from Michigan that was popular in the 1970s. Original members included Cub Koda (guitarist/vocalist), Mike Lutz (guitarist/vocalist), T.J. Cronley (drummer), and Tony Driggins (bassist/vocals). Later members included Henry "H-Bomb" Weck (drummer) and Bruce Nazarian (guitarist/vocalist).
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Post by alietr » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:18 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:07 pm
I looked up the band Brownsville Station because I thought it would be interesting if two of the clues could be gotten from knowledge of classic rock music (the other being Black Oak Arkansas). Turns out the band Brownsville Station was from Ann Arbor, Michigan but I thought this was an interesting coincidence:
Brownsville Station is an American rock band from Michigan that was popular in the 1970s. Original members included Cub Koda (guitarist/vocalist), Mike Lutz (guitarist/vocalist), T.J. Cronley (drummer), and Tony Driggins (bassist/vocals). Later members included Henry "H-Bomb" Weck (drummer) and Bruce Nazarian (guitarist/vocalist).
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:23 pm

alietr wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:18 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:07 pm
I looked up the band Brownsville Station because I thought it would be interesting if two of the clues could be gotten from knowledge of classic rock music (the other being Black Oak Arkansas). Turns out the band Brownsville Station was from Ann Arbor, Michigan but I thought this was an interesting coincidence:
Brownsville Station is an American rock band from Michigan that was popular in the 1970s. Original members included Cub Koda (guitarist/vocalist), Mike Lutz (guitarist/vocalist), T.J. Cronley (drummer), and Tony Driggins (bassist/vocals). Later members included Henry "H-Bomb" Weck (drummer) and Bruce Nazarian (guitarist/vocalist).
(my emphasis)
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Post by CasketRomance » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:26 pm

got all of them except for the arkansas clue...i even lived in arkansas for a while and never heard of either of those cities

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Post by This Is Kirk! » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:34 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:23 pm
alietr wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:18 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:07 pm
I looked up the band Brownsville Station because I thought it would be interesting if two of the clues could be gotten from knowledge of classic rock music (the other being Black Oak Arkansas). Turns out the band Brownsville Station was from Ann Arbor, Michigan but I thought this was an interesting coincidence:
Brownsville Station is an American rock band from Michigan that was popular in the 1970s. Original members included Cub Koda (guitarist/vocalist), Mike Lutz (guitarist/vocalist), T.J. Cronley (drummer), and Tony Driggins (bassist/vocals). Later members included Henry "H-Bomb" Weck (drummer) and Bruce Nazarian (guitarist/vocalist).
(my emphasis)
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Post by Stanislaus Jacob » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:11 pm

I guess I always thought "Black Oak Arkansas" was meant to be an evocative name conjuring up a spooky Southern Gothic forest rather than something so prosaic as the name of an actual town. (I also can't really remember any of their songs except their cover of "Jim Dandy.")

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