TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Final Results)

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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q4 revealed)

Post by AFRET CMS » Thu May 10, 2018 2:03 pm

Magna wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 2:39 pm
AFRET CMS wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 2:32 pm
Peter the accountant wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 2:17 pm
I always underestimate the number of words that can be formed from the letters in another. Y'all surprised me with this one. No word was used more than twice.
animatedShow
3. Animated. Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film to be nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award. But that has nothing to do with this question. Give a 3 or 4 letter word using only the letters in “animated”. (The letter “a” appears twice, so you may use it twice. All other letters may only be used once.) I’ll use the SOWPODS English dictionary (commonly used for Scrabble) to determine if it is really a word.
Oh, good grief -- I eliminated words that were contained intact (mat, mate, mated, animate) and the one that's actually closely related to the original (anime) thinking "six someones are going to be clever and go for the obvious, so I'll avoid the sheep." Then only one of them was picked - by two people.

Why do I even bother? Oh -- only because it's so much fun.
Btw, if anyone is curious about what other words were possible or how many were, there are several online Scrabble word finders. Here's one - just type in the word "animated" and it will identify all Scrabble-legal words.
https://scrabblewordfinder.org/solver

(Also, fwiw, the question specified that the word had to have either 3 or 4 letters.)
You're right; I knew that when I entered but spaced it out responding to the reveal -- I was thinking "minimum" instead of "exactly". Thanks.
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q8 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Fri May 11, 2018 2:41 pm

Question 7 - Collective Nouns

This one was apparently the one to drop, with over 1/3 of the entrants choosing to use their drop.
Collective NounsShow
7. Collective Nouns. Humans are funny. We like to put things into groups. For example, a group of cattle are called a herd of cattle. Here are some collective nouns. Give the animal that gathers into these groups. Some of these have more than one correct answer. Each answer will be scored separately. Please include the collective noun in your answer. So for “herd”, an answer in the correct format would be “herd of cattle”.

• Shrewdness
• Flock
• Murder
• Pod
• School
• Wedge
• Team
• Troop
• Crash
• Zeal
Murder of Crows - 6 points
1stlvlthinker
9021amyers
Ironhorse
merica
twelvefootboy
Tybalteon

Crash of Rhinoceros - 4 points
floridagator
ajk
sillymoose
wpwells

Pod of Whales - 3 points
econgator
Kirbstar
Sims

School of Fish - 3 points
bev nar
classicroadster
This is Aoba

Flock of Goats - 2 points
casketromance
Magna

Flock of Seagulls - 2 points
Peachbox
SenseiCAY

And our singletons:
psgola Flock of Geese
jbeltz Flock of Sheep
clprez pod of dolphins
MarkBarrett Pod of Orcas
Woof school of tuna
ihavejeoprosy troop of baboons
AFRET CMS Troop of kangaroos

Drops:
acthomas
clt013
Coach P
Gamawire
Got to Choose
Guessonguessonguess
immaf
MattKnowles
Rackme32
RockBottom
Saturnalia
squarekara
threearruda
Vintsanity
xxaaaxx

Wrong - 11 points
Quantum (sorry, I couldn't find any reference to a Shrewdness of Owls)

Unused:
Shrewdness - apes (or baboons or a couple of other primates)
Wedge - geese (when in flight)
Zeal - zebras
Team - horses (added in edit)
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q8 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Fri May 11, 2018 3:15 pm

Question 8 - One of these things.
My idea here was that people who think different should be able to spot a difference. And you did. You found a couple of differences that I didn't notice, so I am scoring them separately. And one of you put me in a quandry - which I'll expound on at the end of scoring section.

I hope you enjoyed a slightly different kind of question.
Spot the differenceShow
8. One of These Things. Remember the song on Sesame Street that starts with, “One of these things is not like the others”? Here’s the grown-up version. Each of these photos has something that doesn’t belong or is out of place. Choose one photo and describe the item that is different or out of place. There is a letter in the bottom left corner of each photo. You must include that letter in your response. I’ll be as generous as I can in reading your description of the out-of-place item.
C - Mike Wazowski in the midst of the green apples - 7 points
9021amyers
clt013
MattKnowles
merica
Sims
This is Aoba
wpwells

G - A black dog in the middle of the lecture hall - 5 points
Kirbstar
Saturnalia
squarekara
Tybalteon
Vintsanity

D - Batman in the middle of the Superman figures - 4 points
ajk
threearruda
twelvefootboy
xxaaaxx

F - There's a cat sleeping near the top of the center pile of wood - 3 points
1stlvlthinker
ihavejeoprosy
SenseiCAY

F - A piece of wood in the pile on the right is facing the wrong direction - 3 points
econgator
Got to Choose
jbeltz

M - real cat on the right - 3 points
classicroadster
Magna
Rackme32

A - The letters on the "E" item are in a different direction - 2 points
Gamawire
Guessonguessonguess

B - There's a bunny slipper on the left - 2 points
casketromance
sillymoose

E - There's a real dog in the center - 2 points
Peachbox
Woof

H - The middle one is a kitten - 2 points
acthomas
immaf

I - Snoop Dogg in the middle of the other dogs - 2 points
Ironhorse
MarkBarrett

J - Person in a plaid shirt on the right - 2 points
psgola
RockBottom

L - A brown dog on the left - 2 points
clprez
Coach P

A - The "K" lanyard has 4 letters instead of 3 - 1 point
AFRET CMS

K - There's a flamingo standing on 2 legs instead of 1 - 1 point
Quantum

Drop
bev nar

And the problem child is floridagator. His actual response was: The Granny Smith are different because the other two caused a snit in my recent TD, "Classic Area Codes 5xx". I also promised to read the responses generously. You can't come up with this response just by looking at the image, but it is correct if you follow our TD games here. So I am refusing to accept it as a singleton. I also don't want to include it with the others who found Mike Wazowski and add an additional point to their scores. So I have decided to give floridagator 8 points as if he had a correct answer along with the others answering that clue.

I don't want this to devolve into a big back-and-forth discussion. After all, this is just a game with no real consequences. So please don't let this decision get divisive.

Back to a lighter note. No one chose to identify the duck (or goose) standing on one leg in the middle of the flamingos.
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q8 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Fri May 11, 2018 3:16 pm

And our updated standings after 8 questions. It's still a very tight field.

1. Got to Choose 11
1. Magna 11
1. Woof 11
4. casketromance 12
4. econgator 12
6. AFRET CMS 13
6. RockBottom 13
8. Kirbstar 14
8. MarkBarrett 14
8. Vintsanity 14
11. MattKnowles 15
12. sillymoose 16
13. threearruda 17
14. acthomas 18
14. ajk 18
14. bev nar 18
14. jbeltz 18
18. squarekara 19
18. twelvefootboy 19
20. Peachbox 20
21. clprez 21
22. Saturnalia 22
23. psgola 23
24. immaf 24
24. This is Aoba 24
26. 9021amyers 25
26. Guessonguessonguess 25
28. 1stlvlthinker 26
28. classicroadster 26
28. floridagator 26
28. Ironhorse 26
28. merica 26
33. xxaaaxx 27
34. Gamawire 28
34. Quantum 28
34. Sims 28
37. Rackme32 29
37. SenseiCAY 29
39. Coach P 30
40. clt013 31
41. ihavejeoprosy 32
42. Tybalteon 34
42. wpwells 34
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q8 revealed)

Post by Quantum » Fri May 11, 2018 3:46 pm

Yeah, I now think the proper collective is "a Parliament of Owls." I will go and look it up.

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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q8 revealed)

Post by Quantum » Fri May 11, 2018 3:48 pm

"Parliament of owls" is apparently right. (I *knew* that, why didn't I *know* it?)

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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q8 revealed)

Post by Quantum » Fri May 11, 2018 4:28 pm

Incidentally, change.org seems to have a petition going to change the collective noun for squids to a squad of squids.

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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q8 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Fri May 11, 2018 6:05 pm

Quantum wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 3:48 pm
"Parliament of owls" is apparently right. (I *knew* that, why didn't I *know* it?)
My reference also has a stare of owls.
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q8 revealed)

Post by threearruda » Fri May 11, 2018 7:17 pm

This might be the lowest scoring TD of all time. :D

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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q8 revealed)

Post by Ironhorse » Fri May 11, 2018 8:01 pm

Have you taken any sheep insurance into account yet or is that for the end?

(I couldn't remember if I used it for the murder of crows or not.)
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q8 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Fri May 11, 2018 8:17 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 8:01 pm
Have you taken any sheep insurance into account yet or is that for the end?

(I couldn't remember if I used it for the murder of crows or not.)
I'll deal with the sheep insurance at the end. (Gotta keep some suspense going, you know!)
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q8 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Fri May 11, 2018 8:20 pm

threearruda wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 7:17 pm
This might be the lowest scoring TD of all time. :D
Definitely lower than I planned, but there's a reason for that. One that involves a first time host and some stupidity. :oops:

I'll explain that once I'm done with the reveal. Kind of a "lessons learned" moment for future hosts.
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q8 revealed)

Post by ihavejeoprosy » Fri May 11, 2018 11:43 pm

threearruda wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 7:17 pm
This might be the lowest scoring TD of all time. :D
Agreed. I have an average of 4 per question and am down in the dumps.
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q8 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Sat May 12, 2018 6:44 pm

Question 9 - knowing your woodwinds. Name a woodwind.

Oboe - 9 points
Gamawire
ihavejeoprosy
MarkBarrett
Saturnalia
SenseiCAY
Sims
threearruda
twelvefootboy
bev nar

Clarinet - 3 points (I started playing this in grade school, and it was my major instrument in college)
1stlvlthinker
Kirbstar
MattKnowles

English Horn - 3 points
classicroadster
Woof
wpwells

Bass Flute - 2 points
immaf
sillymoose

Bass Saxophone - 2 points
acthomas
Rackme32

Bassoon - 2 points (I learned this in high school, including a bit about making my own reeds)
Coach P
Quantum

Contrabass clarinet - 2 points
clprez
floridagator

Contrabassoon - 2 points
econgator
squarekara

Piccolo - 2 points
clt013
Tybalteon

Singletons
Ironhorse Alto saxophone
RockBottom Bass Clarinet
Peachbox fife
xxaaaxx flute
AFRET CMS Maori nose flute
jbeltz Pan Flute
Magna penny whistle
Vintsanity recorder
Guessonguessonguess Saxophone (Here's the last instrument I learned in high school - mainly tenor, but I dabbled in soprano and alto as well)
Got to Choose soprano saxophone

Drop
9021amyers
ajk
casketromance
merica
psgola
This is Aoba
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q10 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Sat May 12, 2018 7:05 pm

Not a lot to say about the TV shows. No wrong answers. An old show takes the sheep. Two singletons.
Question 10 - TV Pop cultureShow
10. TV Pop culture. I’ll give you the name of some actors that worked together on a TV show. Your job is to name the show. Letter not required on this one.

• Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray
• Desi Arnaz, Willian Frawley, Lucille Ball
• Irene Ryan, Max Baer Jr., Buddy Ebsen
• Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Butch Patrick
• Loretta Swit, McLean Stevenson, David Ogden Stiers
• Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Pat Morita
• Ted Danson, Shelly Long, John Ratzenberger
• Harry Anderson, Markie Post, Richard Moll
• James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Joseph Marcell
• Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry
• Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen
• Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser
• Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul
Father Knows Best - 8 points
squarekara
Gamawire
casketromance
floridagator
threearruda
AFRET CMS
Got to Choose
clprez

I Love Lucy - 4 points
This is Aoba
Ironhorse
RockBottom
Quantum

Night Court - 4 points
Rackme32
acthomas
Magna
bev nar

Saved by the Bell - 4 points
Sims
Tybalteon
1stlvlthinker
classicroadster

Beverly Hillbillies - 3 points
twelvefootboy
merica
immaf

Breaking Bad - 3 points
MattKnowles
Saturnalia
econgator

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - 2 points
jbeltz
clt013

Friends - 2 points
psgola
wpwells

Mad Men - 2 points
MarkBarrett
Guessonguessonguess

Sanford & Son - 2 points
Coach P
xxaaaxx

The Munsters - 2 points
ajk
9021amyers

Cheers - 1 point
Vintsanity

M*A*S*H - 1 point
Peachbox

Drop
Kirbstar
Woof
sillymoose
ihavejeoprosy
SenseiCAY
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q10 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Sat May 12, 2018 7:10 pm

Question 10 bonus

All but two people got the bonus points. In the interest of space saving, the two who did not are ihavejeoprosy and sillymoose.
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q10 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Sat May 12, 2018 7:14 pm

And our latest standings. We finally have a sole leader, but watch out for question 11 tomorrow. It was the 2nd most dropped question, so there are a number of zeros coming up on that one. And I'll reveal who choose to buy the sheep insurance and the results of those purchases.

1. Woof 12
2. Magna 14
2. Vintsanity 14
4. econgator 15
4. Kirbstar 15
6. RockBottom 16
7. ajk 18
7. casketromance 18
7. Got to Choose 18
7. sillymoose 18
11. jbeltz 19
11. MattKnowles 19
13. AFRET CMS 20
13. Peachbox 20
15. acthomas 22
16. MarkBarrett 23
16. psgola 23
18. 9021amyers 25
19. Guessonguessonguess 26
19. This is Aoba 26
21. immaf 27
21. merica 27
21. squarekara 27
24. xxaaaxx 28
25. bev nar 29
25. clprez 29
25. Ironhorse 29
25. twelvefootboy 29
29. 1stlvlthinker 31
29. classicroadster 31
31. Coach P 32
31. Quantum 32
31. Saturnalia 32
31. threearruda 32
35. clt013 33
35. Rackme32 33
37. floridagator 34
38. SenseiCAY 36
39. wpwells 37
40. Tybalteon 38
41. Sims 39
42. ihavejeoprosy 41
43. Gamawire 43
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q10 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Sun May 13, 2018 4:17 pm

Question 11 - Name a cabinet department

We managed to find all 15 current departments. I did get an inquiry about former cabinet departments, but no one chose to go there, so I didn't get caught in yet another first-timer's failure to completely peg the question. In hindsight, since I filed to limit it to the current departments, I would have accepted a former department. Another lesson learned.

Here are the results of this game's civics review.

Housing and Urban Development - 5 points
classicroadster
Coach P
ihavejeoprosy
Kirbstar
Magna

Health and Human Services - 4 points
9021amyers
acthomas
ajk
xxaaaxx

Transportation - 4 points
casketromance
MattKnowles
psgola
threearruda

Commerce - 3 points
clt013
RockBottom
squarekara

Energy - 3 points
1stlvlthinker
Rackme32
twelvefootboy

Agriculture - 2 points
Got to Choose
Vintsanity

Education - 2 points
Gamawire
Sims

Homeland Security - 2 points
Guessonguessonguess
This is Aoba

Interior - 2 points
immaf
bev nar

State - 2 points
MarkBarrett
Saturnalia

Veterans Affairs - 2 points
SenseiCAY
Woof

Defense - 1 point
merica

Justice - 1 point
wpwells

Labor - 1 point
Quantum

Treasury - 1 point
sillymoose

drop
AFRET CMS
clprez
econgator
floridagator
Ironhorse
jbeltz
Peachbox
Tybalteon
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q10 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Sun May 13, 2018 4:28 pm

Finally - the sheep insurance.

Sixteen players chose to buy sheep insurance, and are charged 2 points for the purchase. They are:
Peachbox
MattKnowles
Quantum
SenseiCAY
Sims
psgola
Ironhorse
jbeltz
merica
This is Aoba
Tybalteon
bev nar
Coach P
threearruda
twelvefootboy
ihavejeoprosy

Question 1.
Peachbox was the only purchaser here, and did not select the sheep for that question, so no payout.

Question 2.
We had four purchasers here, and all 4 found the same co-sheep, so all will get 4 points off of their score:
MattKnowles
Quantum
SenseiCAY
Sims

Question 4.
psgola was the only purchaser here, and did not select the sheep for that question, so no payout.

Question 7.
Five purchasers here. These three selected the sheep and get 6 points off of their score.
Ironhorse
merica
Tybalteon

These 2 did not select the sheep, so no payout to them.
jbeltz
This is Aoba

Question 9.
Four purchasers here, with 3 selecting the sheep. This was the highest insurance payout, with 9 points off.
bev nar
threearruda
twelvefootboy


Coach P did not select the sheep, so no payout

Question 11.
ihavejoeprosy insured this question and managed to find the sheep, so 5 points off.
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q10 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Sun May 13, 2018 4:34 pm

And the results. While it was still tight, we managed to separate three players from the pack.

43. Gamawire 45
42. ihavejeoprosy 43
40. Coach P 39
40. Sims 39
39. wpwells 38
35. classicroadster 36
35. clt013 36
35. Rackme32 36
35. SenseiCAY 36
31. 1stlvlthinker 34
31. floridagator 34
31. Saturnalia 34
31. Tybalteon 34
30. xxaaaxx 32
29. Quantum 31
27. squarekara 30
27. This is Aoba 30
22. 9021amyers 29
22. clprez 29
22. immaf 29
22. psgola 29
22. threearruda 29
21. Guessonguessonguess 28
20. acthomas 26
17. Ironhorse 25
17. MarkBarrett 25
17. twelvefootboy 25
15. bev nar 24
15. merica 24
12. ajk 22
12. casketromance 22
12. Peachbox 22
10. jbeltz 21
10. MattKnowles 21
7. AFRET CMS 20
7. Got to Choose 20
7. Kirbstar 20
4. Magna 19
4. RockBottom 19
4. sillymoose 19

On the podium:
3. Vintsanity 16
2. econgator 15

And congratulations to the leader of the pack, by a (likely wet) nose!
1. Woof 14


Thanks to everyone for entering my first TD. I think I accomplished my goal of keeping it simple. We had only two wrong answers in the whole quiz - both of which were probably failures to fully read the question. Not a single person used a sheep response.

I had a lot of fun with this, and I hope that you did as well.
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