TD 421 - Short and Sweet

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TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Post by gamawire » Mon May 13, 2019 10:10 am

Welcome to TD 421. Thought I'd step up this week with a short one. No theme here - just things that popped into my head.

Rules (shamelessly borrowed from SenseiCAY):

1. No DROP.
2. ONE (1) SHEEP allowed.
3. Usual TD scoring - your score is the number of people (yourself included) who gave the same correct answer as you. Low score wins.
4. There are no loopholes - ask for clarifications if you really need it, but don't try to break the game.
5. Submit answers by PM or here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18If8y9 ... rmveQ/edit. Responses due by midnight CDT, May 20, 2019.

Questions:

1. Name an actor or actress who portrayed a major character from either iteration of One Day at a Time. I am defining major character as someone who appeared in at least half the episodes (10 possible answers).

2. Name a judge from America’s Got Talent (past, present, or announced) (10 possible answers).

3. Name a Jeopardy champion who competed in the All-Star Tournament (18 possible answers).

4. Name a person portrayed in the Broadway musical Hamilton (18 possible answers).

5. Name a current world capital beginning with the letter D (official or de facto) (11 possible answers).

6. Name a team that made the NBA playoffs this season (2018-2019) (16 possible answers).

Have fun!
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Re: TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Post by gamawire » Mon May 13, 2019 10:11 am

Player List:
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clt013
SenseiCAY
casketromance
Bmwhitehead2002
Peachbox

floridagator
jev15
Coach P
blueoncemoon
immaf

MarkBarrett
MattKnowles
Clarifications:
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Re: TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Post by MattKnowles » Wed May 15, 2019 8:53 pm

Is a wrong answer elimination or a penalty? If you did a penalty of +100 it would lead to a secondary contest between "eliminated" players.
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Re: TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Post by CasketRomance » Mon May 20, 2019 2:10 pm

when will the reveal be?

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Re: TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Post by gamawire » Tue May 21, 2019 10:19 am

I am dealing with a death in the family and will get to this when I am able.
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Re: TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Post by Ironhorse » Tue May 21, 2019 10:44 am

I'm so sorry about your loss. Don't even worry about this silly game.
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Re: TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Post by squarekara » Tue May 21, 2019 11:28 am

So sorry to hear this. As Ironhorse said, don't give the TD another thought. Wishing the best for you and your family.

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Re: TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Post by CasketRomance » Tue May 21, 2019 4:02 pm

gamawire wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 10:19 am
I am dealing with a death in the family and will get to this when I am able.
sorry to hear that

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Re: TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Post by blueoncemoon » Tue May 21, 2019 4:14 pm

Sorry for your loss.

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Re: TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Post by SenseiCAY » Thu May 23, 2019 10:57 am

:(

Sorry for your loss, gamawire.

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Re: TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Post by gamawire » Fri May 24, 2019 7:46 am

We ended up with 25 players:
Show
blueoncemoon
Bmwhitehead2002
casketromance
ChexMix
clt013

Coach P
econgator
ElendilPickle
floridagator
heppm01

immaf
Ironhorse
jev15
Kirbstar
MarkBarrett

mastercone
MattKnowles
Peachbox
SenseiCAY
spell4yr

squarekara
threearruda
twelvefootboy
xabe
xxaaaxx
I should be able to start the reveal tomorrow. Apologies for the delay, and thanks for the kind words.
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Re: TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Post by gamawire » Fri May 24, 2019 8:05 am

MattKnowles wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:53 pm
Is a wrong answer elimination or a penalty? If you did a penalty of +100 it would lead to a secondary contest between "eliminated" players.
No elimination, but I just realized you mean that I forgot to state what incorrect answers will cost you - they will be scored as sheep score +5.
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Re: TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Post by gamawire » Sat May 25, 2019 7:06 am

Let's get going.

1. Name an actor or actress who portrayed a major character from either iteration of One Day at a Time.

The matriarchs from both runs top the list, but apparently over 1/3 of players NHO the show.

Bonnie Franklin (3):
blueoncemoon
heppm01
MarkBarrett

Rita Moreno (3):
clt013
Kirbstar
Peachbox

Sheep (3):
Bmwhitehead2002
ChexMix
Ironhorse
mastercone
MattKnowles
SenseiCAY
spell4yr
threearruda
xabe

Mackenzie Phillips (2):
Coach P
xxaaaxx

Pat Harrington, Jr. (2):
econgator
casketromance

Valerie Bertinelli (2):
immaf
twelvefootboy

Singletons! (1):
Justina Machado (jev15)
Stephen Tobolowsky (floridagator)

Incorrect (8):
ElendilPickle (Chita Rivera - never on either show)
squarekara (Michael Lembeck - in 49 of 209 episodes)

Unused (all from the reboot):
Todd Grinnell
Isabella Gomez
Marcel Ruiz
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Re: TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Post by gamawire » Sat May 25, 2019 12:07 pm

2. Name a judge from America’s Got Talent.

Howie Mandel (5):
ChexMix
econgator
heppm01
Kirbstar
spell4yr

Simon Cowell (5):
Coach P
immaf
Ironhorse
SenseiCAY
threearruda

Sheep (5):
Peachbox
twelvefootboy

Gabrielle Union (2):
ElendilPickle
MarkBarrett

Heidi Klum (2):
clt013
xabe

Julianne Hough (2):
floridagator
squarekara

Piers Morgan (2):
Bmwhitehead2002
jev15

Sharon Osbourne (2):
mastercone
xxaaaxx

Singletons! (1):
Howard Stern (blueoncemoon)
Mel B (casketromance)

Incorrect (10):
MattKnowles (Paula Abdul - not on the show)

Unused:
David Hasselhoff, Brandy Norwood


STANDINGS AFTER QUESTION 2:
casketromance 3
floridagator 3
jev15 3
blueoncemoon 4
xxaaaxx 4
Bmwhitehead2002 5
clt013 5
MarkBarrett 5
mastercone 5
xabe 5
Coach P 7
econgator 7
immaf 7
twelvefootboy 7
ChexMix 8
heppm01 8
Ironhorse 8
Kirbstar 8
Peachbox 8
SenseiCAY 8
spell4yr 8
threearruda 8
ElendilPickle 10
squarekara 10
MattKnowles 13

Three-way tie for first at the moment - who will be able to stay there? Stay tuned.
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Re: TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Post by Ironhorse » Sat May 25, 2019 2:29 pm

I almost didn't enter because I didn't know anything for the first two questions, but decided to take a shot in the dark at Simon Cowell for #2. I'm glad I did.
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Re: TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Post by ElendilPickle » Sat May 25, 2019 10:03 pm

Drat. I got Chita Rivera confused with Rita Moreno.

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Re: TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Post by gamawire » Sun May 26, 2019 7:26 am

3. Name a Jeopardy champion who competed in the All-Star Tournament.

As always, TD games give interesting results.

Colby Burnett (3):
ElendilPickle
spell4yr
xabe

Julia Collins (3):
Bmwhitehead2002
clt013
Kirbstar

Sheep (3):
blueoncemoon

Alan Lin (2):
MarkBarrett
squarekara

Ben Ingram (2):
jev15
xxaaaxx

Larissa Kelly (2):
immaf
Peachbox

Matt Jackson (2):
Ironhorse
threearruda

Monica Thieu (2):
econgator
floridagator

Singletons! (1):
Brad Rutter (CoachP)
Buzzy Cohen (heppm01)
Dave Madden (SenseiCAY)
Jennifer Giles (mastercone)
Ken Jennings (MattKnowles)
Leonard Cooper (twelvefootboy)
Pam Mueller (casketromance)
Seth Wilson (ChexMix)

Incorrect (8): NONE (I should hope not!)

Unused answers:
Alex Jacob, Austin Rogers, Roger Craig

Ya gotta love both Ken and Brad being singletons.
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Re: TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Post by gamawire » Sun May 26, 2019 10:13 am

As the theater I work for winds up its 3-three week Hamilton run today (which I actually attended yesterday rather than worked!), I offer this question. No surprise on the sheep here, and half the answers went unused.


4. Name a person portrayed in the Broadway musical Hamilton.

Alexander Hamilton (8):
casketromance
econgator
immaf
spell4yr
threearruda
twelvefootboy
xabe
xxaaaxx

Aaron Burr (6):
Bmwhitehead2002
clt013
heppm01
MarkBarrett
mastercone
MattKnowles

Lafayette (3):
blueoncemoon
Coach P
floridagator

Hercules Mulligan (2):
ChexMix
jev15

King George III (2):
Kirbstar
SenseiCAY

Singletons! (1):
George Washington (Ironhorse)
James Madison (Peachbox)
Peggy Schuyler (squarekara)
Samual Seabury (ElendilPickle)

Incorrect (13): NONE

Unused:
Eliza Schuyler , Angelica Schuyler, John Laurens, Thomas Jefferson, Philip Hamilton, Maria Reynolds, Charles Lee, George Eacker, James Reynolds.
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Re: TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Post by gamawire » Sun May 26, 2019 10:17 am

STANDING AFTER QUESTION 4:

jev15 7
floridagator 8
blueoncemoon 10
ChexMix 11
Coach P 11
Ironhorse 11
Peachbox 11
SenseiCAY 11
casketromance 12
mastercone 12
Kirbstar 13
MarkBarrett 13
squarekara 13
Bmwhitehead2002 14
clt013 14
ElendilPickle 14
xxaaaxx 14
heppm01 15
twelvefootboy 16
xabe 16
econgator 17
immaf 17
threearruda 18
spell4yr 19
MattKnowles 20

A small separation at the top, but many are still in contention for a podium spot - final results tomorrow!
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Re: TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Post by econgator » Sun May 26, 2019 11:32 am

gamawire wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 10:13 am
As the theater I work for winds up its 3-three week Hamilton run today (which I actually attended yesterday rather than worked!), I offer this question. No surprise on the sheep here, and half the answers went unused.


4. Name a person portrayed in the Broadway musical Hamilton.

Alexander Hamilton (8):
casketromance
econgator
immaf
spell4yr
threearruda
twelvefootboy
xabe
xxaaaxx.
He was the only one I was certain of. I assumed Burr and Washington would also, but stuck with the sure thing.

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