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Re: TD 369 - The Olympics - Q3-Q4 revealed

Post by SenseiCAY » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:24 am

Now for Q4, the movie question:

Question 4: Movie title required. Letter not required.. Name one of the movies described below.
  • (2016) The story of a British skier who, in 1988, became the first person to represent Great Britain in ski jumping since 1928.
  • (1993) Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, it’s the story of the first bobsleigh team from Jamaica.
  • (1992) A star hockey player is injured during the Olympics and forced to give up his chance to be in the NHL, but gets another chance to qualify for the Olympics in pairs figure skating.
  • (1981) The story of two British runners, Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, in the 1924 Olympics. Both face criticism and pressure related to their respective Christian and Jewish faiths.
  • (1997) The story of the titular distance runner who attended the University of Oregon, finished fourth in the 5,000-meter in the 1972 Olympics, and died in a car accident in 1975.
  • (2005) The story of Operation Wrath of God, the Israeli retaliation against the PLO after the 1972 Olympics.
  • (2004) The story of the U.S. men’s hockey team at the 1980 Olympics.
  • (2007) The story of Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy, banned for life from singles skating, reviving their careers as the first same-sex pairs skating team due to a loophole in the rules.
  • (2017) The story of the titular skater and an attack on her rival.
  • (2014) The story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympian who survived a plane crash during World War II, only to be taken as prisoners of war by the Japanese.
WRONG (+12)
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twelvefootboy (Raid on Entebbe)
heppm01 (Ice Castles - an oddly similar plot to the movie that I had in mind here, though...)

SHEEP (+9)
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(None)

1992 - The Cutting Edge - 9
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joenguyen90
9021amyers
bev nar
Bipolar Bear
CheezeWhiz
jbeltz
Kirbstar
clt013
floridagator

1993 - Cool Runnings - 8
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guessonguessonguess
colonialrampage
sillymoose
badgerfellow
econgator
MasterCone
classicroadster
clprez

2007 - Blades of Glory - 5
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This is Aoba
Vintsanity
mennoknight
Ironhorse
nklotz

2004 - Miracle - 3
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Tybalteon
MarkBarrett
merica

2014 - Unbroken - 3
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wpwells
coach P
Peachbox

1981 - Chariots of Fire - 2
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Gamawire
Woof

2016 - Eddie the Eagle - 2
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threearruda
casketromance

2005 - Munich - 2
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AFRET CMS
ElendilPickle

SINGLETONS
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1997 - Prefontaine - JayBoston
2017 - I, Tonya - immaf

DROP
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(None)

Standings after Q4:

38. twelvefootboy [d][s] - 39 (-2)
37. mennoknight [d][s] - 33
36. clprez [d][s] - 32 (-3)
33. AFRET CMS [d][s] - 30 (+4)
33. colonialrampage [d][s] - 30 (-5)
33. joenguyen90 [d][s] - 30 (-8)
30. Ironhorse [d] - 27 (-2)
30. Peachbox [d][s] - 27 (+3)
30. nklotz [d][s] - 27 (-2)
29. threearruda [d][s] - 26 (+4)
24. Kirbstar [d][s] - 25 (-6)
24. bev nar [d][s] - 25 (-6)
24. coach P [d][s] - 25 (+4)
24. jbeltz [d][s] - 25 (-6)
24. merica [d][s] - 25 (+4)
22. 9021amyers [d][s] - 24 (-8)
22. wpwells [d][s] - 24 (+3)
18. classicroadster [s] - 23 (-4)
18. heppm01 [s] - 23 (-12)
18. CheezeWhiz [d][s] - 23 (-6)
18. sillymoose [d][s] - 23 (-4)
13. This is Aoba [s] - 22 (+8)
13. badgerfellow [s] - 22 (-1)
13. immaf [s] - 22 (+12)
13. ElendilPickle [d][s] - 22 (+11)
13. floridagator [d][s] - 22 (-2)
10. Tybalteon [s] - 20 (+11)
10. Vintsanity [s] - 20 (+4)
10. casketromance [d][s] - 20 (+13)
7. Bipolar Bear [s] - 18 (-6)
7. clt013 [s] - 18 (-6)
7. guessonguessonguess [d][s] - 18 (-2)
5. econgator [s] - 17 (-4)
5. MasterCone [d][s] - 17 (-4)
4. MarkBarrett [s] - 14 (+2)
2. Gamawire [s] - 13 (+4)
2. Woof [d][s] - 13 (+4)
1. JayBoston [s] - 12 (+5)

I thought Cool Runnings would be the sheep here, and it was pretty close. I thought of this question because I recently saw "The Cutting Edge" because my girlfriend kept switching back and forth between Olympic figure skating and Netflix, and I was a little surprised to see that it ended up being the sheep. This question appeared to be a case of the obvious answer being a good one, as people seemed to think that "I, Tonya" would be too obvious. As a result, immaf gets the singleton and makes a pretty solid leap in the standings. Also with a singleton was JayBoston, who is back in the lead. MasterCone drops out of the top spot with her answer of "Cool Runnings," but still has a drop and sheep.

Stay tuned for Q5 and Q6 around lunchtime.
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Re: TD 369 - The Olympics - Q3-Q4 revealed

Post by MasterCone » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:25 am

SenseiCAY wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:24 am


MasterCone drops out of the top spot with his answer of "Cool Runnings," but still has a drop and sheep.
Her ;)

I'm lucky to still be anywhere near the top though since I came really close to submitting a wrong answer in the question about a sport that was in the Summer Olympics but not anymore by not reading the question properly. I had written Rackets, which is super obscure and was kind of a precursor to the sport I play, squash. But then I realized just before submitting that the question said a sport that was in the Olympics more than once

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Re: TD 369 - The Olympics - Q3-Q4 revealed

Post by SenseiCAY » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:36 am

MasterCone wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:25 am
SenseiCAY wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:24 am


MasterCone drops out of the top spot with his answer of "Cool Runnings," but still has a drop and sheep.
Her ;)

I'm lucky to still be anywhere near the top though since I came really close to submitting a wrong answer in the question about a sport that was in the Summer Olympics but not anymore by not reading the question properly. I had written Rackets, which is super obscure and was kind of a precursor to the sport I play, squash. But then I realized just before submitting that the question said a sport that was in the Olympics more than once
My bad :oops:

I usually find ways to phrase these things gender-neutrally since I haven't met most of you (unless I've figured out your gender in some way...I guess this is one of those ways...).

I debated this question a bit, since it only had 7 correct answers that I could find, but in the end, I decided that seven was enough...one less and I would have phrased it to allow more answers.

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Re: TD 369 - The Olympics - Q5-Q6 revealed

Post by SenseiCAY » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:48 pm

As promised, a lunchtime update with Q5 and Q6. First, for Q5:

Question 5: Country name required. Name any existing country that has, within its CURRENT borders (as of the time of this game), held EXACTLY one official occurrence of the Olympics, either summer or winter. Clarifications:
  • If a country has hosted the winter and summer games once each, that country is a wrong answer, because it has hosted the Olympics twice.
  • Only games as the primary host city/country are counted.
  • Games that were cancelled for any reason do not count as having been held.
WRONG (+11)
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nklotz (Australia - 1956 and 2000)
jbeltz (Australia)
Ironhorse (Australia)

SHEEP (+8)
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econgator

Mexico (1968 Summer) - 8
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clprez
ElendilPickle
mennoknight
merica
Vintsanity
joenguyen90
immaf
twelvefootboy

Belgium (1920 Summer) - 7
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wpwells
JayBoston
casketromance
colonialrampage
Peachbox
guessonguessonguess
Kirbstar

Bosnia and Herzegovina (1984 Winter) - 5
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threearruda
CheezeWhiz
Bipolar Bear
badgerfellow
AFRET CMS

Sweden (1912 Summer, partial host of 1956 in Melbourne) - 4
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clt013
bev nar
floridagator
classicroadster

Brazil (2016 Summer) - 3
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Gamawire
coach P
heppm01

Finland (1952 Summer, cancelled in summer 1940) - 3
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9021amyers
MarkBarrett
sillymoose

China (2008 Summer, will host in winter 2022) - 2
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Tybalteon
This is Aoba

SINGLETONS
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Spain (1992 Summer) - Woof
Netherlands (1928 Summer) - MasterCone

DROP
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(None)

I learned something on this one - apparently, due to quarantine regulations, Sweden hosted the equestrian events of the 1956 games, five months before the rest of the events, while Melbourne hosted the rest. Four people came up with Sweden, as it was not the primary host of the games in 1956, but did host in Stockholm in 1912. Everyone who got it wrong, funnily enough, put down Australia, who also hosted in Sydney in 2000.

Standings after Q5:

38. twelvefootboy [d][s] - 47
37. mennoknight [d][s] - 41
36. clprez [d][s] - 40
33. Ironhorse [d] - 38 (-3)
33. joenguyen90 [d][s] - 38
33. nklotz [d][s] - 38 (-3)
32. colonialrampage [d][s] - 37 (+1)
31. jbeltz [d][s] - 36 (-7)
30. AFRET CMS [d][s] - 35 (+3)
29. Peachbox [d][s] - 34 (+1)
28. merica [d][s] - 33 (-4)
27. Kirbstar [d][s] - 32 (-3)
25. threearruda [d][s] - 31 (+4)
25. wpwells [d][s] - 31 (-3)
23. immaf [s] - 30 (-10)
23. ElendilPickle [d][s] - 30 (-10)
22. bev nar [d][s] - 29 (+2)
19. Vintsanity [s] - 28 (-9)
19. CheezeWhiz [d][s] - 28 (-1)
19. coach P [d][s] - 28 (+5)
15. badgerfellow [s] - 27 (-2)
15. classicroadster [s] - 27 (+3)
15. 9021amyers [d][s] - 27 (+7)
15. casketromance [d][s] - 27 (-5)
12. heppm01 [s] - 26 (+6)
12. floridagator [d][s] - 26 (+1)
12. sillymoose [d][s] - 26 (+6)
10. econgator - 25 (-5)
10. guessonguessonguess [d][s] - 25 (-3)
9. This is Aoba [s] - 24 (+4)
8. Bipolar Bear [s] - 23 (-1)
6. Tybalteon [s] - 22 (+4)
6. clt013 [s] - 22 (+1)
5. JayBoston [s] - 19 (-4)
4. MasterCone [d][s] - 18 (+1)
3. MarkBarrett [s] - 17 (+1)
2. Gamawire [s] - 16
1. Woof [d][s] - 14 (+1)

JayBoston falls out of the lead by submitting a near-sheep of Belgium, while Woof takes over the top spot by being the only one to identify Spain as a one-time host country. This is Aoba moves into the top 10 and Tybalteon creeps into 6th with China as a 2-point answer.

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Re: TD 369 - The Olympics - Q5-Q6 revealed

Post by SenseiCAY » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:57 pm

Onto Q6, the music question!

Question 6: Letter and artist/band required. One of the things most associated with the Olympics is the torch. Select a letter below and identify the artist/band who originally sang the lyrics about fire.
  1. I say I don’t like it, but you know I’m a liar / ‘Cause when we kiss, ooh, fire.
  2. I got a bad desire / whoa-oh-oh, I’m on fire.
  3. Come on baby, light my fire / Try to set the night on fire.
  4. We feel the pain of a lifetime lost in a thousand days / Through the fire and the flames we carry on.
  5. Fire on the mountain, run boys run / The devil’s in the house of the rising sun.
  6. This fire is out of control / I’m gonna burn this city
  7. You broke my will, oh what a thrill / Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire.
  8. With only one thing in common / They got the fire down below.
  9. Fire in the disco! / Fire in the Taco Bell!
  10. When the boogie started to explode / I heard somebody say, “burn baby burn.”
WRONG (+12)
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(None)

SHEEP (+9)
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Tybalteon
immaf

E - Charlie Daniels Band - 9
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threearruda
colonialrampage
jbeltz
badgerfellow
nklotz
Vintsanity
MarkBarrett
guessonguessonguess
CheezeWhiz

G - Jerry Lee Lewis - 5
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twelvefootboy
merica
classicroadster
sillymoose
wpwells

B - Bruce Springsteen - 4
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This is Aoba
Gamawire
Bipolar Bear
clt013

F - Franz Ferdinand - 4
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9021amyers
Ironhorse
coach P
joenguyen90

H - Bob Seger - 4
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Woof
econgator
ElendilPickle
heppm01

C - The Doors - 3
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bev nar
AFRET CMS
clprez

A - Pointer Sisters - 2
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MasterCone
floridagator

SINGLETONS
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D - Dragonforce - JayBoston
I - Electric Six - mennoknight
J - The Trammps - Peachbox

DROP
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Kirbstar
casketromance

Standings after Q6:

38. twelvefootboy [d][s] - 52
37. nklotz [d][s] - 47 (-4)
36. colonialrampage [d][s] - 46 (-4)
35. jbeltz [d][s] - 45 (-4)
34. clprez [d][s] - 43 (+2)
31. Ironhorse [d] - 42 (+2)
31. joenguyen90 [d][s] - 42 (+2)
31. mennoknight [d][s] - 42 (+6)
30. threearruda [d][s] - 40 (-5)
29. immaf - 39 (-6)
27. AFRET CMS [d][s] - 38 (+3)
27. merica [d][s] - 38 (+1)
25. Vintsanity [s] - 37 (-6)
25. CheezeWhiz [d][s] - 37 (-6)
23. badgerfellow [s] - 36 (-8)
23. wpwells [d][s] - 36 (+2)
22. Peachbox [d][s] - 35 (+7)
20. ElendilPickle [d][s] - 34 (+3)
20. guessonguessonguess [d][s] - 34 (-10)
16. Kirbstar [s] - 32 (+11)
16. classicroadster [s] - 32 (-1)
16. bev nar [d][s] - 32 (+6)
16. coach P [d][s] - 32 (+3)
13. Tybalteon - 31 (-7)
13. 9021amyers [d][s] - 31 (+2)
13. sillymoose [d][s] - 31 (-1)
12. heppm01 [s] - 30
11. econgator - 29 (-1)
9. This is Aoba [s] - 28
9. floridagator [d][s] - 28 (+3)
7. Bipolar Bear [s] - 27 (+1)
7. casketromance [s] - 27 (+8)
5. MarkBarrett [s] - 26 (-2)
5. clt013 [s] - 26 (+1)
2. Gamawire [s] - 20
2. JayBoston [s] - 20 (+3)
2. MasterCone [d][s] - 20 (+2)
1. Woof [d][s] - 18

Woof stays on top with a 4-pointer. Speaking of pointers, MasterCone moves into 2nd and floridagator sneaks into the top 10 with the Pointer Sisters. JayBoston is tied for 2nd with a singleton, identifying Dragonforce, who, along with their songs, generally hit peak popularity when Guitar Hero was the hot new game (and Yours Truly played a shameful amount of it). Also making leaps were casketromance (now in 7th) and Kirbstar (16th), who both dropped this question.

See everyone tomorrow morning for Q7 and Q8.

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Re: TD 369 - The Olympics - Q5-Q6 revealed

Post by jbeltz » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:47 am

3 sheeps and a wrong answer through 6 questions. This is going well . . .

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Re: TD 369 - The Olympics - Q7-Q8 revealed

Post by SenseiCAY » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:28 am

Moving onto question 7:

Question 7: Answer required. Letter not required. Pyeongchang hosted the 2018 Winter Games, and Beijing will become the first city to host both the Summer and Winter games when it hosts the next Winter Olympics in 2022. Answer one of the following questions about China and Korea.
  • While outside records indicate that he was born in the Soviet Union, the official biography of Kim Jong-Il states that he was born on what mountain on the border between China and North Korea?
  • The demilitarized zone between North and South Korea intersects what line, also the pre-Korean War border between United States- and Soviet-controlled portions of Korea?
  • In what village, just north of the DMZ, was the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement signed?
  • In use since the 15th century, what is the name of the Korean alphabet?
  • What is the collective term, in Korean cuisine, for the small side dishes served with rice, including namul kimchi, and japchae?
  • What is the name of the fermented sweet and savory paste, made from red chili powder, glutinous rice, and fermented soybean powder that is ubiquitous in Korean cooking?
  • Who is the current Chinese President, recently in the news for efforts to eliminate term limits in the constitution, which would allow him to serve indefinitely?
  • Ending in 1912, what was the name of the last dynasty to rule China?
  • Making up about 92% of the population in Mainland China, and over 98% in Taiwan, and about 18% of the global population, what is the largest ethnic group in the world?
  • A popular dim sum item, what is the name (in English or Chinese) of a bun, usually filled with pork and meat aspic that melts when steamed? Its Chinese name comes from the bamboo steaming baskets that are often used in their preparation.
Lots of swingy answers on this one - I expect to see some movement.

WRONG (+11)
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Peachbox (Manchu)
9021amyers (Bao)
immaf (mandarin)
jbeltz (Bapsang)
CheezeWhiz (Bao)
Bipolar Bear (Ming)
coach P (Bao)
Ironhorse (Mandarin)
Woof (bao)

Bao was not specific enough - it simply means "packet" or "bag." The full name refers to the basket that they are steamed in.

I did some research on Bapsang and decided that it wasn't the same thing as the correct answer that was probably being attempted.

Mandarin is the language spoken by most of the ethnic group in question, but is not an interchangeable term for the group.

SHEEP (+8)
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classicroadster
clt013

DMZ location - 38th Parallel - 8
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merica
Vintsanity
This is Aoba
twelvefootboy
econgator
badgerfellow
MarkBarrett
clprez

Chinese President - Xi Jinping - 5
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AFRET CMS
threearruda
JayBoston
joenguyen90
Gamawire

Large ethnic group - Han Chinese - 3
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bev nar
colonialrampage
mennoknight

Korean alphabet - Hangul - 3
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Kirbstar
Tybalteon
floridagator

Korean sauce - Gochujang - 2
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heppm01
MasterCone

SINGLETONS
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Korean side dishes - Banchan - casketromance
Armistice village - Panmunjom - wpwells
Last Chinese Dynasty - Qing - guessonguessonguess
Dim Sum item - Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumpling) - ElendilPickle

DROP
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nklotz
sillymoose

UNUSED
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Kim's "birthplace" - Mt. Paektu

Standings after Q7:

38. twelvefootboy [d][s] - 60
37. jbeltz [d][s] - 56 (-2)
36. Ironhorse [d] - 53 (-5)
35. clprez [d][s] - 51 (-1)
34. immaf - 50 (-5)
33. colonialrampage [d][s] - 49 (+3)
32. CheezeWhiz [d][s] - 48 (-7)
30. nklotz [s] - 47 (+7)
30. joenguyen90 [d][s] - 47 (+1)
28. Peachbox [d][s] - 46 (-6)
28. merica [d][s] - 46 (-1)
25. Vintsanity [s] - 45
25. mennoknight [d][s] - 45 (+6)
25. threearruda [d][s] - 45 (+5)
24. badgerfellow [s] - 44 (-1)
22. AFRET CMS [d][s] - 43 (+5)
22. coach P [d][s] - 43 (-6)
21. 9021amyers [d][s] - 42 (-8)
20. classicroadster - 40 (-4)
19. Bipolar Bear [s] - 38 (-12)
17. econgator - 37 (-6)
17. wpwells [d][s] - 37 (+6)
16. This is Aoba [s] - 36 (-7)
12. Kirbstar [s] - 35 (+4)
12. ElendilPickle [d][s] - 35 (+8)
12. bev nar [d][s] - 35 (+4)
12. guessonguessonguess [d][s] - 35 (+8)
9. Tybalteon - 34 (+4)
9. clt013 - 34 (-4)
9. MarkBarrett [s] - 34 (-4)
8. heppm01 [s] - 32 (+4)
6. sillymoose [s] - 31 (+7)
6. floridagator [d][s] - 31 (+3)
5. Woof [d][s] - 29 (-4)
4. casketromance [s] - 28 (+3)
2. Gamawire [s] - 25
2. JayBoston [s] - 25
1. MasterCone [d][s] - 22 (+1)

MasterCone is back in the lead after identifying Gochujang for 2 points, and Woof falls after giving a wrong answer. Sillymoose drops the question and moves into the top 10. Watch out for floridagator making moves, still with a drop and sheep.

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Re: TD 369 - The Olympics - Q7-Q8 revealed

Post by SenseiCAY » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:34 am

Moving onto Q8. This one was a bit of a grab bag, and your success on it probably hinged on having followed these Olympics.

Question 8: Country name required. For the 2018 Winter Olympics, identify one of the countries described below, from their total medal count, population, and their “population per medal,” a figure calculated by simply dividing their population by their medal count. These are the 10 countries with the smallest “population per medal” statistic, according to medalspercapita.com, a site that serves a decidedly niche purpose. Numbers below are formatted as [Medal count] / [Population] / [PPM]. Slovakia just missed out on this list with 3 medals and a population of 5,424,050, giving it 1,808,016 PPM.
  • 1 medal / 37,531 population / 37,531 population per medal
  • 39 / 5,195,921 / 133,228 PPM
  • 15 / 8,286,976 / 552,465 PPM
  • 14 / 8,611,088 / 615,077 PPM
  • 14 / 9,798,871 / 699,919 PPM
  • 20 / 16,936,520 / 846,826 PPM
  • 6 / 5,482,013 / 913,668 PPM
  • 2 / 2,063,768 / 1,031,884 PPM
  • 29 / 35,851,774 / 1,236,268 PPM
  • 7 / 10,551,219 / 1,507,317 PPM
WRONG (+15)
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ElendilPickle (New Zealand)

SHEEP (+12)
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Vintsanity
Gamawire

2. Norway (39 / 5,195,921 / 133,228 PPM) - 12
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guessonguessonguess
Tybalteon
joenguyen90
nklotz
bev nar
econgator
immaf
heppm01
Bipolar Bear
coach P
merica
badgerfellow

7. Finland (6 / 5,482,013 / 913,668 PPM) - 5
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mennoknight
classicroadster
twelvefootboy
MasterCone
This is Aoba

1. Liechtenstein (1 / 37,531 / 37,531 PPM) - 5
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sillymoose
9021amyers
wpwells
Kirbstar
CheezeWhiz

6. Netherlands (20 / 16,936,520 / 846,826 PPM) - 3
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JayBoston
floridagator
clprez

8. Slovenia (2 / 2,063,768 / 1,031,884 PPM) - 3
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casketromance
jbeltz
colonialrampage

SINGLETONS
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4. Austria (14 / 8,611,088 / 615,077 PPM) - Woof
9. Canada (29 / 35,851,774 / 1,236,268 PPM) - MarkBarrett
5. Sweden (14 / 9,798,871 / 699,919 PPM) - clt013

DROP
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threearruda
Ironhorse
AFRET CMS
Peachbox

UNUSED
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10. Czech Republic (7 / 10,551,219 / 1,507,317 PPM)
3. Switzerland (15 / 8,286,976 / 552,465 PPM)

Perennial powers Canada and Sweden were both singletons here, and tiny Liechtenstein was a middle-of-the-road answer on this question. Not a great place to use the sheep, as it was a 12-pointer for Norway.

Standings after Q8:

38. twelvefootboy [d][s] - 65
37. immaf - 62 (-3)
34. nklotz [s] - 59 (-4)
34. jbeltz [d][s] - 59 (+3)
34. joenguyen90 [d][s] - 59 (-4)
33. merica [d][s] - 58 (-5)
32. Vintsanity - 57 (-7)
31. badgerfellow [s] - 56 (-7)
30. coach P [d][s] - 55 (-8)
29. clprez [d][s] - 54 (+6)
27. Ironhorse - 53 (+9)
27. CheezeWhiz [d][s] - 53 (+5)
26. colonialrampage [d][s] - 52 (+7)
23. Bipolar Bear [s] - 50 (-4)
23. ElendilPickle [d][s] - 50 (-11)
23. mennoknight [d][s] - 50 (+2)
22. econgator - 49 (-5)
19. 9021amyers [d][s] - 47 (+2)
19. bev nar [d][s] - 47 (-7)
19. guessonguessonguess [d][s] - 47 (-7)
17. Tybalteon - 46 (-8)
17. Peachbox [s] - 46 (+11)
15. classicroadster - 45 (+5)
15. threearruda [s] - 45 (+10)
14. heppm01 [s] - 44 (-6)
13. AFRET CMS [s] - 43 (+9)
12. wpwells [d][s] - 42 (+5)
11. This is Aoba [s] - 41 (+5)
10. Kirbstar [s] - 40 (+2)
9. Gamawire - 37 (-7)
8. sillymoose [s] - 36 (-2)
6. clt013 - 35 (+3)
6. MarkBarrett [s] - 35 (+3)
5. floridagator [d][s] - 34 (+1)
4. casketromance [s] - 31
3. Woof [d][s] - 30 (+2)
2. JayBoston [s] - 28
1. MasterCone [d][s] - 27

MasterCone and JayBoston retain their spots in the top 2, separated by a single point and setting us up for a photo finish. MasterCone is still in line to receive the no-drop-no-sheep-no-wrong-answer bonus, though. Woof recovers back to the top 3 with a singleton here.

See everyone at lunch for Q9 and Q10!

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Re: TD 369 - The Olympics - Q7-Q8 revealed

Post by merica » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:36 am

Seriously, Norway = 12; Canada = 1? Never stop amusing me, TD, never stop... :lol:

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Re: TD 369 - The Olympics - Q7-Q8 revealed

Post by floridagator » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:26 am

I recognize the medal count of both the Netherlands and Canada but was so sure that Canada would sheep.

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Re: TD 369 - The Olympics - Q7-Q8 revealed

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:27 am

merica wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:36 am
Seriously, Norway = 12; Canada = 1? Never stop amusing me, TD, never stop... :lol:
I knew I would sheep at the 38th parallel. Canada for +1 is a shocker.

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Re: TD 369 - The Olympics - Q7-Q8 revealed

Post by Woof » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:24 pm

floridagator wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:26 am
I recognize the medal count of both the Netherlands and Canada but was so sure that Canada would sheep.
I knew that the population of both Austria and Switzerland was ca. 8 M, so figured that either would be a correct answer here. As it happens, either would have been a great answer.

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Re: TD 369 - The Olympics - Q9-Q10 revealed

Post by SenseiCAY » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:57 pm

Lunchtime, which means it's time for Q9 and Q10:

Question 9: Letter and city name required. Name the Olympic host city based on the logo.



WRONG (+11)
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(None)

SHEEP (+8)
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AFRET CMS

A - Atlanta - 8
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econgator
twelvefootboy
Ironhorse
guessonguessonguess
clt013
CheezeWhiz
joenguyen90
nklotz

E - Montreal - 6
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JayBoston
floridagator
Woof
MasterCone
Peachbox
Gamawire

C - Athens - 4
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threearruda
Vintsanity
immaf
ElendilPickle

F - Tokyo - 4
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bev nar
MarkBarrett
mennoknight
This is Aoba

J - Melbourne - 4
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Bipolar Bear
merica
badgerfellow
sillymoose

G - Rio de Janiero - 3
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Tybalteon
heppm01
jbeltz

I - Nagano - 3
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9021amyers
Kirbstar
clprez

B - Beijing - 2
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wpwells
casketromance

SINGLETONS
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D - Los Angeles - classicroadster
H - Berlin - colonialrampage

DROP
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coach P

Enough low-hanging fruit for everyone to get some on this one - no wrong answers here. Bejing and Rio ended up being pretty solid answers despite their relative recency, as Atlanta 1996 takes the sheep, with a surprising (to me, at least) Montreal coming in second with 6 points.

Standings after Q9:

38. twelvefootboy [d][s] - 73
36. nklotz [s] - 67 (-2)
36. joenguyen90 [d][s] - 67 (-2)
35. immaf - 66 (+2)
33. jbeltz [d][s] - 62 (+1)
33. merica [d][s] - 62
30. Ironhorse - 61 (-3)
30. Vintsanity - 61 (+2)
30. CheezeWhiz [d][s] - 61 (-3)
29. badgerfellow [s] - 60 (+2)
27. econgator - 57 (-5)
27. clprez [d][s] - 57 (+2)
25. coach P [s] - 55 (+5)
25. guessonguessonguess [d][s] - 55 (-6)
22. Bipolar Bear [s] - 54 (+1)
22. ElendilPickle [d][s] - 54 (+1)
22. mennoknight [d][s] - 54 (+1)
21. colonialrampage [d][s] - 53 (+5)
20. Peachbox [s] - 52 (-3)
18. AFRET CMS - 51 (-5)
18. bev nar [d][s] - 51 (+1)
17. 9021amyers [d][s] - 50 (+2)
15. Tybalteon - 49 (+2)
15. threearruda [s] - 49
14. heppm01 [s] - 47
13. classicroadster - 46 (+2)
12. This is Aoba [s] - 45 (-1)
11. wpwells [d][s] - 44 (+1)
8. Gamawire - 43 (+1)
8. clt013 - 43 (-2)
8. Kirbstar [s] - 43 (+2)
6. sillymoose [s] - 40 (+2)
6. floridagator [d][s] - 40 (-1)
5. MarkBarrett [s] - 39 (+1)
4. Woof [d][s] - 36 (-1)
3. JayBoston [s] - 34 (-1)
1. casketromance [s] - 33 (+3)
1. MasterCone [d][s] - 33

MasterCone retains the lead, but has to share with casketromance, who moved up with a 2-pointer on Beijing. No other big moves near the top.

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Re: TD 369 - The Olympics - Q9-Q10 revealed

Post by SenseiCAY » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:02 pm

Finally in regulation, we have Q10:

Question 10: Letter and answer required. Identify one of the following that conforms to the theme of this question.
  1. Actress with a starring role in “The Breakfast Club” and “Sixteen Candles,” but not “Pretty Woman.”
  2. The collective name for four music dramas – the Rhinegold, the Valkyrie, Siegfried, and Twilight of the Gods – composed by Richard Wagner, and first performed in 1876.
  3. Referring to a fancy carriage, this is the second song in the 1943 musical, “Oklahoma!”
  4. In Spanish-speaking countries, a sometimes-disparaging term for an English-speaker, especially an American.
  5. A light and airy dessert normally made with whipped egg whites.
  6. According to Mitch Hedberg, this snack company was originally in the business of making tennis balls, until a truckload of potatoes showed up instead of rubber.
  7. A tube with a nozzle and piston, used to draw and eject liquid in a thin stream, sometimes through a needle.
  8. A computer scientist with a namesake test in the field of artificial intelligence, gauging a computer’s ability to mimic human conversations.
  9. A TV personality and former politician who is the subject of Weird Al Yankovic’s parody of a song by the Barenaked Ladies.
  10. In physics, a theoretical framework that proposes the idea that point particles can be modeled as its namesake one-dimensional objects.
WRONG (+10)
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twelvefootboy (j. gauge)

SHEEP (+7)
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(None)

A - Molly Ringwald - 7
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Gamawire
nklotz
merica
bev nar
guessonguessonguess
colonialrampage
This is Aoba

D - Gringo - 5
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sillymoose
MarkBarrett
Vintsanity
casketromance
Woof

I - Jerry Springer - 5
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joenguyen90
mennoknight
clt013
CheezeWhiz
9021amyers

C - The Surrey with the Fringe on Top - 4
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wpwells
clprez
floridagator
AFRET CMS

J - String Theory - 4
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heppm01
immaf
JayBoston
econgator

E - Meringue - 3
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Bipolar Bear
jbeltz
badgerfellow

G - Syringe - 3
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coach P
MasterCone
Peachbox

H - Alan Turing - 3
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threearruda
Tybalteon
ElendilPickle

F - Pringles - 2
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Ironhorse
classicroadster

SINGLETONS
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B - The Ring Cycle (The Ring of Niebelung) - Kirbstar

DROP
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(None)

In this case, the one that I found the most obscure ended up being a singleton, which never happens in this game. Nice work, Kirbstar.

Standings after Q10:

38. twelvefootboy [d][s] - 83
37. nklotz [s] - 74 (-1)
36. joenguyen90 [d][s] - 72
35. immaf - 70
34. merica [d][s] - 69 (-1)
32. Vintsanity - 66 (-2)
32. CheezeWhiz [d][s] - 66 (-2)
31. jbeltz [d][s] - 65 (+2)
29. Ironhorse - 63 (+1)
29. badgerfellow [s] - 63
28. guessonguessonguess [d][s] - 62 (-3)
26. econgator - 61 (+1)
26. clprez [d][s] - 61 (+1)
25. colonialrampage [d][s] - 60 (-4)
24. mennoknight [d][s] - 59 (-2)
22. coach P [s] - 58 (+3)
22. bev nar [d][s] - 58 (-4)
20. Bipolar Bear [s] - 57 (+2)
20. ElendilPickle [d][s] - 57 (+2)
17. AFRET CMS - 55 (+1)
17. Peachbox [s] - 55 (+3)
17. 9021amyers [d][s] - 55
14. Tybalteon - 52 (+1)
14. This is Aoba [s] - 52 (-2)
14. threearruda [s] - 52 (+1)
13. heppm01 [s] - 51 (+1)
12. Gamawire - 50 (-4)
9. classicroadster - 48 (+4)
9. clt013 - 48 (-1)
9. wpwells [d][s] - 48 (+2)
8. sillymoose [s] - 45 (-2)
5. Kirbstar [s] - 44 (+3)
5. MarkBarrett [s] - 44
5. floridagator [d][s] - 44 (+1)
4. Woof [d][s] - 41
2. JayBoston [s] - 38 (+1)
2. casketromance [s] - 38 (-1)
1. MasterCone [d][s] - 36

MasterCone is still in the lead, while casketromance falls into a tie for second with JayBoston. Floridagator is lurking again, in contention with 44 before the bonuses, which could be worth up to -13 points this game. Still a lot of contenders!

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Re: TD 369 - The Olympics - Q9-Q10 revealed

Post by ElendilPickle » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:04 pm

I *knew* I should have dropped question 8.

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Re: TD 369 - The Olympics - Q9-Q10 revealed

Post by SenseiCAY » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:53 pm

ElendilPickle wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:04 pm
I *knew* I should have dropped question 8.
Oof...yeah, that +15 was the difference between top 5 and 20th...

I'm starting to think that luck has a say in how these games go... :lol:

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Re: TD 369 - The Olympics - Bonus and FINAL STANDINGS revealed

Post by SenseiCAY » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:55 am

We had a few bonus opportunities here. After Q2, we asked:

For a bonus (-2 points each, up to -4 total), name the recently-impeached leaders of Brazil and South Korea.

The correct answers were Dilma Rousseff (Brazil) and Park Geun-Hye (South Korea). Rousseff and Park would have sufficed. Results:

Username (bonus)
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mennoknight (-2)
casketromance (-2)
MasterCone (-2)
MarkBarrett (-2)
colonialrampage (-2)
JayBoston (-2)
CheezeWhiz (-2)
clt013 (-2)
9021amyers (-2)
This is Aoba (-4)
floridagator (-4)
Peachbox (-4)
Bipolar Bear (-4)
Kirbstar (-4)
joenguyen90 (-4)
wpwells (-4)
Woof (-4)
bev nar (-4)
Vintsanity (-4)
threearruda (-4)

We also asked what the theme to Q10 was. The answers, in order, were Molly Ringwald, the Ring Cycle, the Surrey with the Fringe on Top, Gringo, Meringue, Pringles, Syringe, Alan Turing, Jerry Springer, and String Theory. Of course, all of the answers contain the word "RING" in them. Most of you figured this out:

Username (bonus)
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9021amyers (-2)
AFRET CMS (-2)
Bipolar Bear (-2)
CheezeWhiz (-2)
Gamawire (-2)
Ironhorse (-2)
JayBoston (-2)
Kirbstar (-2)
MarkBarrett (-2)
MasterCone (-2)
Peachbox (-2)
This is Aoba (-2)
Vintsanity (-2)
Woof (-2)
badgerfellow (-2)
bev nar (-2)
casketromance (-2)
classicroadster (-2)
clprez (-2)
clt013 (-2)
coach P (-2)
colonialrampage (-2)
econgator (-2)
floridagator (-2)
guessonguessonguess (-2)
heppm01 (-2)
immaf (-2)
jbeltz (-2)
joenguyen90 (-2)
mennoknight (-2)
merica (-2)
nklotz (-2)
wpwells (-2)

Speaking of rings, as a standalone bonus, we asked you to list the colors of the rings in the Olympic logo, in order from left to right.
Image

You got 1 point for each ring that you put in the correct position:

Username (bonus)
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AFRET CMS (-5)
Bipolar Bear (-5)
Gamawire (-5)
Kirbstar (-5)
Peachbox (-5)
This is Aoba (-5)
Woof (-5)
casketromance (-5)
clprez (-5)
clt013 (-5)
floridagator (-5)
guessonguessonguess (-5)
mennoknight (-5)
merica (-5)
wpwells (-5)
MasterCone (-4)
9021amyers (-3)
JayBoston (-3)
MarkBarrett (-3)
bev nar (-3)
coach P (-3)
colonialrampage (-3)
econgator (-3)
jbeltz (-3)
Tybalteon (-2)
badgerfellow (-2)
threearruda (-2)
ElendilPickle (-1)
Ironhorse (-1)
Vintsanity (-1)
classicroadster (-1)
heppm01 (-1)
immaf (-1)
joenguyen90 (-1)
nklotz (-1)
twelvefootboy (-1)

Finally, the following players receive a bonus of -4 for naming correct answers to all 10 questions in regulation without using their drop or sheep options:

Username
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joenguyen90
guessonguessonguess
clprez
bev nar
wpwells
floridagator
MasterCone

Your final standings are as follows:

38. twelvefootboy - 82
37. nklotz - 71
36. immaf - 67
34. CheezeWhiz - 62
34. merica - 62
33. joenguyen90 - 61
31. jbeltz - 60
31. Ironhorse - 60
29. Vintsanity - 59
29. badgerfellow - 59
27. econgator - 56
27. ElendilPickle - 56
25. coach P - 53
25. colonialrampage - 53
24. guessonguessonguess - 51
21. mennoknight - 50
21. clprez - 50
21. Tybalteon - 50
18. AFRET CMS - 48
18. heppm01 - 48
18. 9021amyers - 48
16. threearruda - 46
16. Bipolar Bear - 46
13. classicroadster - 45
13. sillymoose - 45
13. bev nar - 45
12. Peachbox - 44
11. Gamawire - 43

Your top 10:
10. This is Aoba - 41
9. clt013 - 39
8. MarkBarrett - 37
6. Kirbstar - 33
6. wpwells - 33
5. JayBoston - 31
4. Woof - 30

Your co-silver medalists:
2. casketromance - 29
2. floridagator - 29

And your Olympic TD gold medalist and champion:
1. MasterCone - 24

All hail MasterCone, and thanks to all for playing! See you over in TD 370!

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Re: TD 369 - The Olympics - Bonus and FINAL STANDINGS revealed

Post by clt013 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:13 am

Thanks for hosting!

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Re: TD 369 - The Olympics - Bonus and FINAL STANDINGS revealed

Post by floridagator » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:52 am

Fun TD. Thanks for making it. Who would have thought collecting Canadian Olympic stamps would help me sheep?

Thanks also for the shoutout to my TD.

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Re: TD 369 - The Olympics - Bonus and FINAL STANDINGS revealed

Post by MasterCone » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:12 pm

Wow. I'm shocked. This was a really fun one (and not just because I somehow managed to win while risking a couple of semi-guesses), thanks!

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