Libraries for $400 (1/20/20 spoilers)

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How did you respond to this question?

I said "scripts/screenplays" before "films/movies" was ruled incorrect.
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24%
I said "scripts/screenplays" after "films/movies" was ruled incorrect.
5
10%
I said "films/movies" and did not give the correct response after it was ruled incorrect.
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41%
I stayed clam.
13
25%
 
Total votes: 51

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Libraries for $400 (1/20/20 spoilers)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:09 pm

Poll time again.

The clue:

The Margaret Herrick Library of the Motion Picture Academy is home to more than 15,000 of these from 1910 to the present

Contestant Matthew was incorrect with
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movies/films
Correct response:
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scripts/screenplays
Myself? I gave the same incorrect response as Matthew but did not give the correct response after he was ruled incorrect.
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Re: Libraries for $400 (1/20/20 spoilers)

Post by davey » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:18 pm

I thought of movies first but quickly decided that J! was more likely to ask about print in a Libraries category. If the category was Stupid Answers I would have guessed differently...

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Re: Libraries for $400 (1/20/20 spoilers)

Post by Volante » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:29 pm

Movies then would've picked up screenplays on the rebound if I was beaten to the buzzer. Obviously it makes sense in retrospect, but that top row's a buzzer race...

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Re: Libraries for $400 (1/20/20 spoilers)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:57 pm

Yeah, the numbers so far definitely say "negbait" to me.
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Re: Libraries for $400 (1/20/20 spoilers)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:10 pm

I assumed it couldn't be movies, but couldn't think of what else it could be so just kept clam.

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Re: Libraries for $400 (1/20/20 spoilers)

Post by seaborgium » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:43 pm

With "Motion Picture" in the clue "films" was clearly not going to be the correct response. Calling it negbait is blaming it on the writers, when it was just a collective brain fart (that affected less than half of the voters).

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Re: Libraries for $400 (1/20/20 spoilers)

Post by cheezguyty » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:00 pm

I am not able to vote, as I neither clammed nor gave either of the responses listed.

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Re: Libraries for $400 (1/20/20 spoilers)

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:18 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:10 pm
I assumed it couldn't be movies, but couldn't think of what else it could be so just kept clam.
That's what happened to me. I realized after the neg that it was probably scripts while the term "screenplays" never occurred to me.

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