TD 384 - A Millennial Medley (Final Standings)

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Re: TD 384 - A Millennial Medley (Standings Up Through Q3)

Post by floridagator » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:32 pm

Dude, that is hopelessly pedantic. Of course he shouldn't be negged for leaving "the" off "The Nanny." I can't even find that short-lived "Nanny" in my Brooks and Marsh. Should someone also be neg for saying "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" when the correct title was simply "Mary Tyler Moore"?

Some works are acceptable under their short title for example "Superman" for "The Adventures of Superman." It's like not requiring somebody to be able to rattle off the correct 13 word long title of "Dr. Strangelove."

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Re: TD 384 - A Millennial Medley (Standings Up Through Q3)

Post by badgerfellow » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:57 pm

floridagator wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:32 pm
Dude, that is hopelessly pedantic. Of course he shouldn't be negged for leaving "the" off "The Nanny." I can't even find that short-lived "Nanny" in my Brooks and Marsh. Should someone also be neg for saying "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" when the correct title was simply "Mary Tyler Moore"?

Some works are acceptable under their short title for example "Superman" for "The Adventures of Superman." It's like not requiring somebody to be able to rattle off the correct 13 word long title of "Dr. Strangelove."
Given I negged someone for "The Room" instead of just "Room" in my TD, I think the call is fair. It's only 4 extra points anyway and everyone else who sheeped saved a point.

Here's the 1980s TV show, from the BBC: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanny_(TV_series)

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Re: TD 384 - A Millennial Medley (Standings Up Through Q3)

Post by threearruda » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:40 pm

ETA: Thanks for helping explain above!
floridagator wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:32 pm
Dude, that is hopelessly pedantic. Of course he shouldn't be negged for leaving "the" off "The Nanny." I can't even find that short-lived "Nanny" in my Brooks and Marsh. Should someone also be neg for saying "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" when the correct title was simply "Mary Tyler Moore"?

Some works are acceptable under their short title for example "Superman" for "The Adventures of Superman." It's like not requiring somebody to be able to rattle off the correct 13 word long title of "Dr. Strangelove."

Here's the imdb link, and my apologies for excluding this from the explanation. While you make a point, I do not think this is quite the same as your examples. There was only one Mary Tyler Moore Show, so there is no issue including or excluding "The". Similarly, a J! game was decided two years ago when a contestant wrote "The Silent Spring", acceptable as there is no other work with that specific title.

In this case, however, while "The Nanny" comes up first on google, the existence of another show called "Nanny", no matter how obscure, makes the leading article necessary to avoid ambiguity.

Of course this was a very borderline call, and combing through the entry sheets, there are going to be more debatable calls in the days to come. If I am lenient on one, however, I can't be with another, and thus I stand by the original call. I will apologize to all for not making this clear in the first place, and I am appreciative of your patience toward a first-time host.

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Re: TD 384 - A Millennial Medley (Standings Up Through Q3)

Post by threearruda » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:55 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:53 am

Haha I actually wrote down all my answers on Friday but didn’t get around to submitting until the 11th hour!

But man- opening with a double SHEEP- not too optimistic. Need to read up on crowd dynamics. At least I didn’t Tumblr into the Vimeo trap. Also flirted with Once on this Island for best musical- I didn’t realize it’s a revival? Anyway, I’m surprised at how few Tony winners I could come up with.

Looking ahead, I took a risk on just one question- otherwise it should be smooth sailing- well- should be
Sure you did. :lol: ;)

Didn't watch the Tony's this year, so I didn't know about Once on this Island until you mentioned it either - even so, that wasn't up for Best Musical, so it wouldn't have mattered anyway.

Agreed that naming all nineteen certainly is not an easy task. It's highly possible I might not have been able to name all if I were playing. Still, I didn't expect that question to play as hard as it did, nor that many drops, but I suppose that speaks to your point. Smart move by those who elected the sheep.

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I really like the line about the "reign of terror" of Guy Lombardo!
It's about damn time we knock him off his pedestal. 'Nuff said. :D
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Quantum wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:17 am
I really like the line about the "reign of terror" of Guy Lombardo!
Terror, redefined . . .
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What I find ironic is the image said "easy listening". Oy.

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That certainly explains my smug feeling that no one else was going to get this one...
That's how I felt about answering North Korea in floridagator's last TD.. oops. :lol:

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Post by morbeedo » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:19 pm

Once on this Island won for Best Revival of a Musical
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Frank Sinatra did that song even worse


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Post by Ironhorse » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:37 pm

Can we have a moratorium on all the complaints about Guy Lombardo questions? floridagator was the only person volunteering to host for a period of several weeks and for that we should be grateful.
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Re: TD 384 - A Millennial Medley (Standings Up Through Q3)

Post by 9021amyers » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:40 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:37 pm
Can we have a moratorium on all the complaints about Guy Lombardo questions? floridagator was the only person volunteering to host for a period of several weeks and for that we should be grateful.
The crooner questions have reached “rake gag” status for me. It was fine the first time, then it became annoying, and now I want to see how far the trope can go.


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Re: TD 384 - A Millennial Medley (Standings Up Through Q3)

Post by Rackme32 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:35 am

I love the crooner questions... Now we need some Big Band Instrumental questions. :)

(Preferably bands that swing a little hotter than Lombardo!)
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Post by threearruda » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:05 am

As Jeff Sutphen would say, let's get back to the game-play!

4.) High School: The Classics, Man!

As we progress further into the 2000s, high school students are subjected to read more “classics” in their English courses - at least I have, anyway. Take a stroll with me down memory lane! Given the title, name the author (AND GIVE THE CORRESPONDING LETTER) of one of these novels, plays or poems that I have read in the last ~five years.

A.) Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
B.) Persuasion - Jane Austen
C.) Endymion - John Keats (or Dan Simmons or Benjamin Disraeli)
D.) Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
E.) The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka
F.) Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
G.) A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
H. ) The Crucible - Arthur Miller
I.) Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
J.) Hamlet - William Shakespeare
K.) To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
L.) Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

You guys like your African-American writers! Good thing I removed August Wilson from the quiz. :P

A - Chinua Achebe (SHEEP!) - 9
Troydozzy
wpwells
SenseiCAY
barandall800
mcsheffrey
Sims
badgerfellow
gamawire
sillymonkey

F - Zora Neale Hurston - 8
oduguy22
Mastercone
Ironhorse
squarekara
CoachP
Magna
Vintsanity
Peachbox

I - Joseph Conrad - 7
Saturnalia
PowerofHoodoo
floridagator
This is Aoba
bev nar
psgola
9021amyers

L - Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 6
Kirbstar
MarkBarrett
jbeltz
econgator
Quantum
guessonguessonguess

J - William Shakespeare - 4
classicroadster
merica
clt013
twelvefootboy

H - Arthur Miller - 3
immaf
Bipolar Bear
clprez

G - Alexander Solzhenitsyn - 2
AFRET CMS
xxaaaxx

D - Mary Shelley - 2
Rackme32
sillymoose

C - John Keats (or Dan Simmons or Benjamin Disraeli) - 2
heppm01 (Simmons)
morbeedo (Keats)

B - Jane Austen - SINGLETON!
ElendilPickle

E - Franz Kafka - SINGLETON!
CellBlock

K - Harper Lee - SINGLETON!
1stlvlthinker

NO UNUSED

DROP
Tybalteon
SweepingDeveloper

INCORRECT = 14
mennoknight (F - Huston)
casketromance (Shelly, without letter)



5.) Popularity Contests

I’ve been a sports buff my entire life - Football, Baseball, Golf, NASCAR (we’ll talk about that in another TD). However, the sports world with my friends has always revolved around basketball. Many celebrities and other young people around the world have taken a tremendous interest in the NBA in recent years for the game’s fast paced action, excitement and marketable stars such as Stephen Curry and LeBron James. Name any team to play in the NBA Finals since 2000 (13 possible answers).

Two sheeps that were probably expected, one that wasn't. No one likes La La Land, apparently. I don't blame you.

New Jersey Nets (2002, 2003) (CO-SHEEP!) - 7
Mastercone
jbeltz
classicroadster
clt013
Vintsanity
psgola
guessonguessonguess

San Antonio Spurs (2003, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2014) (CO-SHEEP!)- 7
Saturnalia
MarkBarrett
ElendilPickle
merica
1stlvlthinker
twelvefootboy
gamawire

Cleveland Cavaliers (2007, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) (CO-SHEEP!)- 7
Troydozzy
heppm01
floridagator
squarekara
immaf
Quantum
morbeedo

Miami Heat (2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) - 5
Kirbstar
mennoknight
CoachP
sillymoose
sillymonkey

Detroit Pistons (2004, 2005) - 4
Tybalteon
bev nar
badgerfellow
clprez

Orlando Magic (2009) - 4
Ironhorse
mcsheffrey
econgator
9021amyers

Boston Celtics (2008, 2010) - 3
SweepingDeveloper
Bipolar Bear
Peachbox

Philadelphia 76ers (2001) - 2
oduguy22
casketromance

Dallas Mavericks (2006, 2011) - 2
CellBlock
Rackme32

Oklahoma City Thunder (2012) - 2
wpwells
SenseiCAY

Golden State Warriors (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) - 2
This is Aoba
AFRET CMS

Indiana Pacers (2000) - SINGLETON!
xxaaaxx

DROP
PowerofHoodoo
Magna
barandall800
Sims

NO INCORRECT (Yay!)

UNUSED
Los Angeles Lakers (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010)


Standings after Q5

I noticed a pair of small errors in the first standings - apologies, that's what I get for doing this early in the morning. I double-checked today, so these should be back to accurate. As always, though, if you see something wrong, say something.

PLACE - USER - Drop/Sheep left - Total - Movement

T-1. Bipolar Bear [s] - 10 (---)
T-1. Rackme32 [s] - 10 (+4)
3. sillymoose [s] - 12 (-1)
4. xxaaaxx [d][s] - 13 (+11)
5. Tybalteon [s]- 15 (+14)
T-6. Sims [s] - 17 (+4)
T-6. clt013 [s] - 17 (-1)
T-6. SenseiCAY [s] - 17 (-1)
T-9. This is Aoba [s] - 18 (+4)
T-9. clprez [d][s] - 18 (+10)
T-9. CellBlock [d][s] - 18 (+23)

T-12. Peachbox [d][s] - 19 (-4)
T-12. Saturnalia [s] - 19 (-10)
T-14. AFRET CMS [d][s] - 20 (+21)
T-14. guessonguessonguess [d][s] - 20 (-6)
T-14 Kirbstar [d][s] - 20 (-1)
T-14. PowerofHoodoo [s] - 20 (+14)
T-18. casketromance [d][s] - 21 (-16)
T-18. SweepingDeveloper [s] - 21 (+17)
T-18. wpwells [d][s] - 21 (-3)

21. oduguy22 [d][s]- 22 (-2)
T-22. MarkBarrett [s] - 23 (-7)
T-22. Quantum [s] - 23 (-7)
T-22. merica [s] - 23 (+1)
T-22. Troydozzy [s] - 23 (-12)
T-25. Mastercone [s] - 24 (-15)
T-25. barandall800 [s] - 24 (+7)
T-28. morbeedo [d][s] - 25 (+7)
T-28. 1stlvlthinker [d][s] - 25 (+9)
T-28. floridagator [d][s] - 25 (-9)
T-28. jbeltz [d][s] - 25 (-5)
T-28. Coach P [d][s] - 25 (-5)
T-28. bev nar [d][s] - 25 (+1)

T-34. Ironhorse [s] - 26 (-5)
T-34. ElendilPickle [d][s] - 26 (+10)
T-34. heppm01 [s] - 26 (+5)
T-37. mcsheffrey [d][s] - 27 (-8)
T-37. squarekara [d][s] - 27 (-14)
T-37. immaf [d][s] - 27 (+2)
T-40. twelvefootboy [d][s] - 28 (-1)
T-40. classicroadster [s] - 28 (-1)
T-40. Vintsanity [d][s] - 28 (-17)

43. sillymonkey [d] - 29 (-11)
44. econgator [d][s] - 31 (+1)
T-45. Magna [s] - 34 (+5)
T-45. badgerfellow [d][s] - 34 (---)
T-47. 9021amyers [d][s] - 35 (---)
T-47. mennoknight [d][s] - 35 (-12)
49. psgola [d][s] - 38 (-2)
50. gamawire [d][s] - 40 (-3)

Bipolar Bear holds onto the lead, sharing with Rackme32 this time. CellBlock, xxaaaxx and Tybalteon make giant leaps into the top ten while AFRET CMS makes up a lot of ground as well. casketromance rides a wrong answer to fall out of the top ten, after I offered praise for yesterday's performance. We're still a long way from the finish though!

Tomorrow: Q6-7
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Re: TD 384 - A Millennial Medley (Q5 Standings)

Post by morbeedo » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:58 am

Feels good to be 28 again!

I was unsure of Keats but took a chance. I'm the only one who answered Keats but I got 2 points :o
I'm not complaining - I just need all the help I can get after my triple SHEEP
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Post by xxaaaxx » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:16 am

No one picks the Lakers, but the NETS sheep; Cavs sheep, but their partners in monotony the Warriors are worth 2. Then again, that novels question was completely upside down. Never change, TD.

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Post by SenseiCAY » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:55 am

I'm not sure why I went with Achebe - I don't remember seeing Solzhenitsyn up there, but I read both in 10th grade English and definitely would have went with Solzhenitsyn if I had read all the options.

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Re: TD 384 - A Millennial Medley (Standings Up Through Q3)

Post by squarekara » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:07 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:37 pm
Can we have a moratorium on all the complaints about Guy Lombardo questions? floridagator was the only person volunteering to host for a period of several weeks and for that we should be grateful.
Okay, please disregard my post upthread in which I shooed everybody off my lawn. Let us gather there to marvel at this model of inter-generational co-operation:

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Re: TD 384 - A Millennial Medley (Standings Up Through Q3)

Post by xxaaaxx » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:20 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:37 pm
Can we have a moratorium on all the complaints about Guy Lombardo questions? floridagator was the only person volunteering to host for a period of several weeks and for that we should be grateful.
We all appreciate floridagator's efforts, even if those music questions have kicked my ass (and my ears) hard.
squarekara wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:07 pm
Let us gather there to marvel at this model of inter-generational co-operation:
squarekara wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:14 am
Terror, redefined . . .
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Besides, it's a potential squarekara music TD that should truly terrify us all.

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Re: TD 384 - A Millennial Medley (Q5 Standings)

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:49 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:16 am
No one picks the Lakers, but the NETS sheep; Cavs sheep, but their partners in monotony the Warriors are worth 2. Then again, that novels question was completely upside down. Never change, TD.
Urgh, I almost went with the Lakers. Dammit.
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Post by squarekara » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:57 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:20 pm
Besides, it's a potential squarekara music TD that should truly terrify us all.
:lol:
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Re: TD 384 - A Millennial Medley (Standings Up Through Q3)

Post by squarekara » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:59 pm

Rackme32 wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:35 am
I love the crooner questions... Now we need some Big Band Instrumental questions. :)

(Preferably bands that swing a little hotter than Lombardo!)
Stan Kenton vocalists for me!

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Re: TD 384 - A Millennial Medley (Standings Up Through Q3)

Post by CasketRomance » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:37 pm

Rackme32 wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:35 am
I love the crooner questions... Now we need some Big Band Instrumental questions. :)

(Preferably bands that swing a little hotter than Lombardo!)
i vote for some death metal questions

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Re: TD 384 - A Millennial Medley (Standings Up Through Q3)

Post by Ironhorse » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:14 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:37 pm
Rackme32 wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:35 am
I love the crooner questions... Now we need some Big Band Instrumental questions. :)

(Preferably bands that swing a little hotter than Lombardo!)
i vote for some death metal questions
Progressive metal :wink:
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