TD 370 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 2xx (FINAL RESULTS)

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Re: TD 370 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 2xx (NOW OPEN, ACTUAL PRIZE!)

Post by floridagator » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:43 am

BobF -- I have not looked at your answers or anyone's answers but I suspect I should not have gone from one of the four major sports to specifying the names of leagues that I did in the follow up so I have edited the follow up and changed the names of those leagues to the names of the four major sports football basketball baseball hockey.

Anything that was a pro team in one of those sports that played its home games in Philadelphia will be acceptable.

We should have a rule that there are no clarifications in TD. Because when you change the questions after some people have already answered, those people have a reason to call foul. No wonder Morbeedo doesn't submit his answers until 3 minutes before the deadline.
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Re: TD 370 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 2xx (NOW OPEN, ACTUAL PRIZE!)

Post by econgator » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:48 am

floridagator wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:43 am
We should have a rule that there are no clarifications in TD.
This TD is yours, so you would be well within your rights to make that rule for any and all of your offerings.
No wonder Morbeedo doesn't submit his answers until 3 minutes before the deadline.
Same reason I wait until the last day.

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Re: TD 370 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 2xx (NOW OPEN, ACTUAL PRIZE!)

Post by floridagator » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:27 pm

Just a reminder that this TD closes Monday morning. Don't forget you have one fewer hour to do the thing this weekend!

Here is the list of participants. If you've submitted and aren't on here, say something. If you haven't submitted, why not?

1stlvlthinker
acthomas
AFRET CMS
badgerfellow
BobF
casketromance
classicroadster
clprez
clt013
ElendilPickle
Gamawire
immaf
Ironhorse
JayBoston
jbeltz
Kirbstar
Lampy
MarkBarrett
MasterCone
MattKnowles
mennoknight
merica
nklotz
Peachbox
Peter the Accountant
Rackme32
sillymoose
Sims
SweepingDeveloper
threearruda
Troydozzy
twelv
twelvefootboy
Tybalteon
Woof
wpwells
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Re: TD 370 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 2xx (CLOSING 9 AM MONDAY)

Post by floridagator » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:11 pm

Just a reminder that the clock is ticking on TD 370. It closes at 9 AM EDT Monday morning.

Please also note that TD 371 has been posted.
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Post by 9021amyers » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:38 pm

For some reason, my first attempt to submit was accepted when I was only halfway through my responses. I re-submitted with a complete form, and there shouldn’t be any discrepancies within the responses I had already given.

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Re: TD 370 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 2xx (201 & 202 REVEALED)

Post by floridagator » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:34 pm

201 - THOMAS EDISON

MENLO PARK - 14 (SHEEP)

Vintsanity
Ironhorse
jbeltz
ElendilPickle
bev nar
Gamawire
Kirbstar
Peter the Accountant
Sims
merica
1stlvlthinker
wpwells
Tybalteon
BobF

incandescent - 12

spell4yr
mennoknight
Chestnut Mare
ihavejeoprosy
threearruda
xxaaaxx
ajk
classicroadster
MattKnowles
Coach P
badgerfellow
SenseiCAY

Ohio - 7

Rackme32
SweepingDeveloper
clt013
Troydozzy
casketromance
Tabby50894
ouachiouat


General Electric - 5

econgator
9021amyers
MasterCone
guessonguessonguess
Woof

Persistence of vision - 5

AFRET CMS
acthomas
MarkBarrett
JayBoston
twelvefootboy

direct current - 2

Peachbox
sillymoose

phonograph - 2

Old Brown Shoe
nklotz

Port Huron - 2

Lampy
clprez

gramophone - 1 (I was generous here)

dhkendall

DROP

tjconn728

NO SHEEP

Unused
Statuary Hall in U.S. Capitol
New York City

INCORRECT - 19
immaf (persistence of memory)


202 - FEDERAL CABINET DEPARTMENT

Housing & Urban Development - 8 (SHEEP)

bev nar
1stlvlthinker
Coach P
Tabby50894
ouachiouat
Old Brown Shoe
nklotz
clprez

Interior - 7

immaf
Gamawire
Kirbstar
Sims
Tybalteon
sillymoose
dhkendall

Commerce - 6

xxaaaxx
clt013
Troydozzy
9021amyers
MarkBarrett
tjconn728

Energy - 5

wpwells
BobF
ihavejeoprosy
casketromance
acthomas

Agriculture - 4

Vintsanity
threearruda
badgerfellow
MasterCone

Veterans Affairs - 4

SenseiCAY
econgator
Woof
AFRET CMS

Defense - 3

Ironhorse
merica
guessonguessonguess

Labor - 3

ElendilPickle
Rackme32
Lampy

Homeland Security - 2

spell4yr
ajk

Justice - 2

jbeltz
Chestnut Mare

State - 2

classicroadster
twelvefootboy

Transportation - 2

MattKnowles
Peachbox

Treasury - 2

Peter the Accountant
mennoknight

Education - 1 (SINGLETON!)

JayBoston

Health & Human Services - 1 (SINGLETON!)

SweepingDeveloper

NO SHEEP, DROP, UNUSUED, OR INCORRECT


STANDINGS AFTER 202

1 Peachbox 4
2 Lampy 5
3 tjconn728 6
3 JayBoston 6
5 twelvefootboy 7
6 dhkendall 8
6 guessonguessonguess 8
6 SweepingDeveloper 8
9 sillymoose 9
9 MasterCone 9
9 econgator 9
9 Woof 9
9 AFRET CMS 9
14 Old Brown Shoe 10
14 nklotz 10
14 clprez 10
14 acthomas 10
14 Rackme32 10
19 9021amyers 11
19 MarkBarrett 11
21 casketromance 12
22 clt013 13
22 Troydozzy 13
24 spell4yr 14
24 ajk 14
24 Chestnut Mare 14
24 classicroadster 14
24 MattKnowles 14
24 mennoknight 14
30 Tabby50894 15
30 ouachiouat 15
32 threearruda 16
32 badgerfellow 16
32 SenseiCAY 16
32 jbeltz 16
32 Peter the Accountant 16
37 ihavejeoprosy 17
37 Ironhorse 17
37 merica 17
37 ElendilPickle 17
41 xxaaaxx 18
41 Vintsanity 18
43 wpwells 19
43 BobF 19
45 Coach P 20
46 Gamawire 21
46 Kirbstar 21
46 Sims 21
46 Tybalteon 21
50 bev nar 22
50 1stlvlthinker 22
52 immaf 26
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Re: TD 370 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 2xx (203 & 204 REVEALED)

Post by floridagator » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:04 pm

203 - YALE

Hoowee, do JBoard members like their popular culture...

Henry Winkler - 14 (SHEEP)

tjconn728
JayBoston
SweepingDeveloper
MasterCone
casketromance
classicroadster
badgerfellow
SenseiCAY
ihavejeoprosy
merica
BobF
Gamawire
bev nar
1stlvlthinker

Jodie Foster - 9

dhkendall
guessonguessonguess
AFRET CMS
Old Brown Shoe
clt013
Troydozzy
ajk
MattKnowles
Coach P

Cole Porter - 6

Peachbox
Rackme32
9021amyers
mennoknight
ElendilPickle
immaf

Bill Clinton - 5

econgator
spell4yr
threearruda
Peter the Accountant
wpwells

Maya Lin - 5

twelvefootboy
nklotz
clprez
Kirbstar
Tybalteon

Sinclair Lewis - 4

MarkBarrett
Ironhorse
Vintsanity
Sims

William F. Buckley - 2

Lampy
Tabby50894

Amy Klobuchar - 2

Woof
xxaaaxx

Robert Woodward - 1 (SINGLETON!)

acthomas

Robert Moses - 1 (SINGLETON!)

jbeltz

DROP

sillymoose
ouachiouat

NO SHEEP OR UNUSED

INCORRECT - 19

Chestnut Mare (John McLaughlin)



BONUS

I decided to be generous to people who said Bush, Bush, ...

-4 to these who came up with all of Taft, Ford, GHW Bush, GW Bush
tjconn728
SweepingDeveloper
MasterCone
classicroadster
ihavejeoprosy
merica
Gamawire
bev nar
clt013
ajk
Rackme32
9021amyers
threearruda
wpwells
Tybalteon
MarkBarrett
Ironhorse
Vintsanity
Sims
Woof
xxaaaxx
acthomas
jbeltz
sillymoose

-3 to these who got three of the four
Chestnut Mare
JayBoston
casketromance
badgerfellow
SenseiCAY
BobF
1stlvlthinker
dhkendall
guessonguessonguess
AFRET CMS
MattKnowles
Coach P
Peachbox
mennoknight
ElendilPickle
immaf
twelvefootboy
econgator
clprez
spell4yr
Tabby50894

-2 to these who got two
Old Brown Shoe
nklotz
Peter the Accountant
Kirbstar
ouachiouat

-1 to Troydozzy who came up with Taft


204 - MANITOBA

WINNIPEG - 11 (SHEEP)

classicroadster
threearruda
Vintsanity
Sims
sillymoose
BobF
1stlvlthinker
MattKnowles
ElendilPickle
twelvefootboy
ouachiouat

SHEEP - 11

SenseiCAY
Coach P
immaf

BRANDON - 4

merica
jbeltz
guessonguessonguess
Kirbstar

CHURCHILL - 2

tjconn728
Lampy

SINGLETONS!

dhkendall (Dominion City)
9021amyers (Flin Flon)
acthomas (Gimli)
ihavejeoprosy (Grand Rapids)
Old Brown Shoe (McCreary)
Chestnut Mare (Morris)
clt013 (Portage la Prairie)
Troydozzy (Rosenort)
MasterCone (Steinbach)
bev nar (Thompson)
mennoknight (Wabowden)

DROP

SweepingDeveloper
Gamawire
ajk
Rackme32
wpwells
MarkBarrett
Ironhorse
Woof
xxaaaxx
JayBoston
casketromance
badgerfellow
AFRET CMS
Peachbox
econgator
clprez
spell4yr
Tabby50894
nklotz
Peter the Accountant

INCORRECT - 16

Tybalteon (Hamilton - large one in Ontario, but I couldn't find one in Man.)


Players did a good job of mining the 10 largest cities in the province:
1. Winnipeg 664K
2. Brandon 46K
3. Steinbach 14K
4. Portage la Prairie 13K
5. Thompson 13K
6. Winkler 11K
7. Selkirk 10K
8. Dauphin 8K
9. Morden 8K
10. Flin Flon 5K

I would also have accepted the former cities and towns merged into Winnipeg (St. Boniface, Fort Garry, etc.)


STANDINGS AFTER 204

1 Woof 7
1 Peachbox 7
3 acthomas 8
4 Lampy 9
5 MarkBarrett 11
5 econgator 11
7 Rackme32 12
7 clprez 12
9 nklotz 13
10 9021amyers 14
10 Tabby50894 14
12 dhkendall 15
12 AFRET CMS 15
14 sillymoose 16
14 xxaaaxx 16
14 spell4yr 16
17 jbeltz 17
17 Ironhorse 17
17 JayBoston 17
20 guessonguessonguess 18
20 tjconn728 18
20 Old Brown Shoe 18
20 mennoknight 18
20 SweepingDeveloper 18
25 clt013 19
25 ajk 19
25 Peter the Accountant 19
28 twelvefootboy 20
28 MasterCone 20
28 wpwells 20
31 Troydozzy 22
32 casketromance 23
33 ouachiouat 24
34 badgerfellow 27
35 threearruda 28
35 Kirbstar 28
35 ihavejeoprosy 28
38 Vintsanity 29
39 MattKnowles 31
39 ElendilPickle 31
39 merica 31
39 Chestnut Mare 31
39 Gamawire 31
44 Sims 32
45 bev nar 33
46 classicroadster 35
47 Coach P 37
48 Tybalteon 38
48 SenseiCAY 38
50 immaf 40
51 BobF 41
52 1stlvlthinker 44
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Re: TD 370 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 2xx (203 & 204 REVEALED)

Post by clprez » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:44 pm

Winnipeg is the only city that I know of in Manitoba, and I knew there were likely to be many more like me, so I'm glad I dropped this one. Otherwise I would have doubled my score.

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Re: TD 370 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 2xx (203 & 204 REVEALED)

Post by Peter the accountant » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:11 pm

clprez wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:44 pm
Winnipeg is the only city that I know of in Manitoba
That's one more than I knew, so I joined the drop crew as well.
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Re: TD 370 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 2xx (203 & 204 REVEALED)

Post by econgator » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:50 pm

clprez wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:44 pm
Winnipeg is the only city that I know of in Manitoba, and I knew there were likely to be many more like me, so I'm glad I dropped this one. Otherwise I would have doubled my score.
Honestly, I am shocked that that many people can name a city in Manitoba other than Winnipeg.

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Re: TD 370 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 2xx (203 & 204 REVEALED)

Post by dhkendall » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:25 pm

floridagator wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:04 pm
I would also have accepted the former cities and towns merged into Winnipeg (St. Boniface, Fort Garry, etc.)
Well, gee, *now* you tell me! I would have said the one I live in! (Transcona which, when it was merged into Winnipeg in 1972, was the third largest city in Manitoba after Winnipeg and Brandon and I think just ahead of St. Boniface) I still don't think that anyone else would have guessed it.
econgator wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:50 pm
clprez wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:44 pm
Winnipeg is the only city that I know of in Manitoba, and I knew there were likely to be many more like me, so I'm glad I dropped this one. Otherwise I would have doubled my score.
Honestly, I am shocked that that many people can name a city in Manitoba other than Winnipeg.
As am I. I might have expected a couple Brandons (second largest city), Gimlis (Lord of the Rings character), or Flin Flons (for its famously funny name, named after Flintabetty Flonatin, making it one of the few places in the world to be named after a fictional character), maybe even an Emerson or two (as I think I've mentioned on the board a couple of times my sister lives there, it's a town right where Manitoba, N. Dakota, and Minnesota meet (one road that I drive on to get to her place is just a few feet from the border) - one time I went over there tobogganing down to the frozen Red River and I got a picture of myself standing on that exact spot.) But I guess people don't pay attention to everything I say here. Too bad, ignoring me cost y'all a singleton. :)
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Re: TD 370 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 2xx (203 & 204 REVEALED)

Post by clt013 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:26 pm

econgator wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:50 pm
clprez wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:44 pm
Winnipeg is the only city that I know of in Manitoba, and I knew there were likely to be many more like me, so I'm glad I dropped this one. Otherwise I would have doubled my score.
Honestly, I am shocked that that many people can name a city in Manitoba other than Winnipeg.
I could only think of Winnipeg, Brandon and "one with multiple words" at first.
So I gave myself time to think about it instead of submitting early like I usually do.
Ruled out Medicine Hat (correctly), stumbled into Flin Flon on a Sporcle quiz (so I didn't use that one) and then finally remembered Portage la Prairie.
I guess it counts as a small "reward" for all that time teenage me spent looking in the US/Canada atlas for places with "interesting" names. :)

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Re: TD 370 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 2xx (203 & 204 REVEALED)

Post by MasterCone » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:31 pm

I could only think of Winnipeg and the one I used, Steinbach, because there was many years back a comic store there I used to buy books from online. I had no idea if it was big or small, and frankly I don't even know where it is. It just stuck in my head from seeing it on his website so many times.

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Post by dhkendall » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:37 pm

clt013 wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:26 pm
econgator wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:50 pm
clprez wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:44 pm
Winnipeg is the only city that I know of in Manitoba, and I knew there were likely to be many more like me, so I'm glad I dropped this one. Otherwise I would have doubled my score.
Honestly, I am shocked that that many people can name a city in Manitoba other than Winnipeg.
I could only think of Winnipeg, Brandon and "one with multiple words" at first.
So I gave myself time to think about it instead of submitting early like I usually do.
Ruled out Medicine Hat (correctly), stumbled into Flin Flon on a Sporcle quiz (so I didn't use that one) and then finally remembered Portage la Prairie.
I guess it counts as a small "reward" for all that time teenage me spent looking in the US/Canada atlas for places with "interesting" names. :)
FYI, Portage, around these here parts, is pronounced PORT-idj (not port-AHJ), at least in place names like Portage la Prairie and Portage Avenue (one of the main thoroughfares in Winnipeg and where the building I work is located on. And every day I get people calling to confirm if our address is XXX port-AHJ Avenue and I die a little inside.)
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Post by dhkendall » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:41 pm

MasterCone wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:31 pm
I could only think of Winnipeg and the one I used, Steinbach, because there was many years back a comic store there I used to buy books from online. I had no idea if it was big or small, and frankly I don't even know where it is. It just stuck in my head from seeing it on his website so many times.
Surprising it had a comic book store at all, Steinbach is the buckle of Manitoba's Bible belt and strict Mennonite country (there's a whole sub-genre of Manitoba humour just about how uprightly religious Steinbach is. It's like Salt Lake City without the culture.). I'm highly surprised they'd allow comics that aren't Bible-based.
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Re: TD 370 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 2xx (203 & 204 REVEALED)

Post by MasterCone » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:26 am

dhkendall wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:41 pm
MasterCone wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:31 pm
I could only think of Winnipeg and the one I used, Steinbach, because there was many years back a comic store there I used to buy books from online. I had no idea if it was big or small, and frankly I don't even know where it is. It just stuck in my head from seeing it on his website so many times.
Surprising it had a comic book store at all, Steinbach is the buckle of Manitoba's Bible belt and strict Mennonite country (there's a whole sub-genre of Manitoba humour just about how uprightly religious Steinbach is. It's like Salt Lake City without the culture.). I'm highly surprised they'd allow comics that aren't Bible-based.
Interesting. I wonder if it was actually a physical brick-and-mortar store or just a guy with a massive collection/online-only operation. His website basically consisted of a huge text list of every book he had, with no images, only grades. Super nice guy. Doug Sulipa's Comic World it was called. Come to think of it, I collect only Archie Comics, and he did always have tons of copies of those awful Christian Archie's made by some other company.

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Re: TD 370 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 2xx (203 & 204 REVEALED)

Post by floridagator » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:10 am

dhkendall wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:25 pm
I might have expected a couple Brandons (second largest city), Gimlis (Lord of the Rings character), , maybe even an Emerson or two
I was thinking someone might say Gimli because it's where they make Crown Royal (not to be confused with royal crown) and some people might know it for that.

Emerson occasionally makes it onto the news as the busiest border crossing between Vancouver and I'm not sure Port Huron? (You know, that town where Edison lived) and it was in the news recently when all those refugees were Crossing North to get out of the United States. There was also a fellow not too long ago the police found wandering around Emerson in the dead of winter trying to find his Canadian internet girlfriend who it turned out lived in Quebec. The dude wound up getting some of his digits amputated.
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Post by Category 13 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:11 am

clt013 wrote:I guess it counts as a small "reward" for all that time teenage me spent looking in the US/Canada atlas for places with "interesting" names.
My favorite reading material to look at while I'm sitting on the can is an atlas. I play this game; If I could live anyplace in <insert State/Province>, what would be a cool town with a name that has connections to my interests? Been doing this for decades and it never gets old.

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Re: TD 370 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 2xx (203 & 204 REVEALED)

Post by Peter the accountant » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:24 am

floridagator wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:10 am
I was thinking someone might say Gimli because it's where they make Crown Royal (not to be confused with royal crown) and some people might know it for that.
Gimli was a good answer? That's where the Gimli Glider landed! Far more interesting topic than Crown Royal (which I've heard of but don't know exactly which kind of spirit it is).

Apparently, it's never come up in J! before. Figured it would be an interesting aviation question. For those who are curious, it's an airliner that ran out of fuel due to a mixup in units between metric and imperial. When they ran out of fuel, the captain remembered an old airfield at Gimli from his days in the military. He successfully glided the aircraft to a landing there in spite of the airport having been closed some time earlier. Everyone was fine, although a few on the ground (and everyone on the plane) probably had a good scare.

Edited to add a link with a good video and description of the incident:
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Re: TD 370 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 2xx (203 & 204 REVEALED)

Post by mennoknight » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:11 am

dhkendall wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:41 pm
MasterCone wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:31 pm
I could only think of Winnipeg and the one I used, Steinbach, because there was many years back a comic store there I used to buy books from online. I had no idea if it was big or small, and frankly I don't even know where it is. It just stuck in my head from seeing it on his website so many times.
Surprising it had a comic book store at all, Steinbach is the buckle of Manitoba's Bible belt and strict Mennonite country (there's a whole sub-genre of Manitoba humour just about how uprightly religious Steinbach is. It's like Salt Lake City without the culture.). I'm highly surprised they'd allow comics that aren't Bible-based.
hey hey hey, we have Miriam Toews!! i wanted to put Pukatawagan, but thought someone may have heard of it because of its funny name. Northern Manitoba puts the god in god-forsaken.
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