Fourth Podium Poll for 10/16/2020 (Part 1)

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Which of these clues did you get?

$800 2-LETTER WORDS: In the title of a Eugene O'Neill play, it precedes "Wilderness!" (Kristin: What is Oh?)
43
60%
I got the above clue, but only after Kristin ruled out "Oh"
10
14%
I got the above clue BEFORE Kristin ruled out "Oh"
27
38%
$400 CITY NICKNAMES: Hyderabad, India is known as the "City of" these marine gemstones (Aanchal: What is opal?) (Aaron: What is turquoise?)
42
58%
$1000 2-LETTER WORDS: Scrabble players know this 2-letter word is a type of 3-toed sloth found in Brazil (Aanchal: What is chi?)
14
19%
$800 ACTORS & THEIR ROLES: Groundskeeper Carl Spackler & Franklin D. Roosevelt
53
74%
$1000 ACTORS & THEIR ROLES: Captain Hector Barbossa & the Marquis de Sade
32
44%
DD1 AMERICAN HISTORY: The oldest continuously settled city in America, it was named for the Bishop of Hippo
64
89%
I got DD1 based primarily or entirely on the first half of the clue (the oldest American city)
38
53%
I got DD1 based primarily or entirely on the second half of the clue (Bishop of Hippo)
3
4%
I could have gotten DD1 based on either half of the clue
30
42%
$1200 FEEL THE POWER! (DJ Round): One of the best electrical insulators is simply this complete absence of materials (Aaron: What is air?)
52
72%
$1600 FEEL THE POWER! (DJ Round): California's Ivanpah plant focuses solar rays to heat tanks of water, spinning turbines with this 19th century type of power (Aaron: What is hydroelectric? Uh, what is hydro?)
41
57%
$800 I'M JUST THE "GO" BETWEEN (DJ ROUND): "Star Trek: The Next Generation" de-gendered the famed opening, changing "man" to "one" in this line (Aaron: Uh, what is "Where no one has gone before"?)
42
58%
DD2 ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE: Emerging from famine, this country opened up to the U.S. in 1972, its first deal was to buy 13 American fertilizer factories
38
53%
DD3 THE ENGLISH MONARCH WHEN...: Napoleon became Emperor of France
55
76%
 
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Fourth Podium Poll for 10/16/2020 (Part 1)

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(Link to part 2 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5857)

This poll (part 1) has all the triple stumpers from SJ, three from DJ, and all three DDs. No need to include your total in the comments below. Save that for part 2.
CORRECT RESPONSES
$800 2-LETTER WORDS: Ah
$400 CITY NICKNAMES: pearls
$1000 2-LETTER WORDS: the ai
$800 ACTORS & THEIR ROLES: Bill Murray
$1000 ACTORS & THEIR ROLES: Geoffrey Rush
DD1 AMERICAN HISTORY: St. Augustine (Aaron pulled this out at the last second)
$1200 FEEL THE POWER! (DJ Round): a vacuum
$1600 FEEL THE POWER! (DJ Round): steam
$800 I'M JUST THE "GO" BETWEEN (DJ ROUND): To boldly go where no man--no one has gone before
DD2 ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE: China (Aanchal missed with Ireland)
DD3 THE ENGLISH MONARCH WHEN...: George III (Aanchal missed with Victoria, who had already appeared a few clues back.
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:| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

Line one is for the SJ clues, including DD1. It doesn't reflect my answers to the meta-questions. Line 2 is for the DJ clues, including DD2 and DD3. I realize it's a little confusing to keep track when the meta-questions are inserted between one clue and the next. But I still felt that ordering was better than putting all the meta-questions at the end. YMMV.

I was too chicken to buzz in on Eugene O'Neill even after "Oh" was eliminated. I thought "Ah", but I didn't pull the trigger to guess it. Surprised Carl Spackler was a TS. I'm not a big Caddyshack fan, but I do love the Bill Murray scenes and they're definitely a part of basic pop culture. Could've got St. Augustine from either half of the clue. I found the steam power clue easier just now when presented only with the text. During the game I found myself fascinated by the visual and didn't concentrate enough on the clue to make the obvious guess. I said Ethiopia for the famine, even though I knew Ethiopia's famine troubles were later. I did think of China but didn't talk myself into it. I would not have rung in on DD3. But forced to guess, I went with the correct George III. The timing gets a little muddy because Napoleon was during England's Regency period when George III was still technically king but his son, who later became George IV, was running the show.

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:| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen:
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Negged with Oh (Wilderness!) but was saved by Kristin
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Pearls, Geoffrey Rush, vacuum, steam, "...to boldly go where no man/one has gone before," plus the St. Augustine (from oldest American city) and George III Daily Doubles.

Considered "Oh" but clammed.
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Got all above except ai and China

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Ah (no help needed), pearl & Murray for $2000 and swept the DDs.

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:| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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I hate the arbitrariness of the Star Trek line neg. For one, "where no man/one has gone before" is just as much a "line" as "to boldly go where no man/one has gone before", since the full line is "Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before". For another thing, "where no man has gone before" is enough of a standalone phrase to have its own Wikipedia page. For another thing, "Where No One Has Gone Before" is the title of a well-known Next Generation episode, and "Where No Man Has Gone Before" was the second original series pilot, which aired as the third episode of the show.

To pick one particular place to call the beginning of the "line" is just really capricious.

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Robert K S wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:55 pm
I hate the arbitrariness of the Star Trek line neg. For one, "where no man/one has gone before" is just as much a "line" as "to boldly go where no man/one has gone before", since the full line is "Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before". For another thing, "where no man has gone before" is enough of a standalone phrase to have its own Wikipedia page. For another thing, "Where No One Has Gone Before" is the title of a well-known Next Generation episode, and "Where No Man Has Gone Before" was the second original series pilot, which aired as the third episode of the show.

To pick one particular place to call the beginning of the "line" is just really capricious.
Didn't the name of the category include "Go" in quotation marks? I might be recalling this incorrectly, but didn't Alex also explain that "the word GO" will appear in the middle of the correct phrase?

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Yes, and from my perspective, "go" is still in the middle of "where no one has gone before".

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Robert K S wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:14 pm
Yes, and from my perspective, "go" is still in the middle of "where no one has gone before".
Alex: You have to give us in your response a phrase with "go" between two other words.

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Matched Kristen with "Oh"
Did not come up with China or the sloth, but did OK with the rest.
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No go

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Knew St. Augustine from both angles.
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I forgot the category and did the "where no one/man has gone before" response to match the contestant, but got the rest of them.
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The only clues I missed here were Geoffrey Rush (I figured the Marquis de Sade role was in Quills but couldn't recall who was in it) and the China DD (the mention of famine threw me off). I missed the DJ category intros, so I ended up doing as Aaron, leaving the split infinitive from the Star Trek quotation [edit: unlike Aaron, I said "no man"], but I'm giving myself the benefit of the doubt that I would have gotten it. I didn't need Kristin's neg to get "Ah," and only needed either half of the St. Augustine clue.
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6800 + all DDs, though I think George III may have been a clam if I wasn't forced to answer.

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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:20 pm
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Last question on tonight's episode of "The Wall": In the movie Caddyshack, greenskeeper Carl Spackler played by Bill Murray...

Why didn't that episode air at least a week earlier? :x
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$1000 2-LETTER WORDS: Scrabble players know this 2-letter word is a type of 3-toed sloth found in Brazil (Aanchal: What is chi?)
Aanchal's incorrect response was presumably "qi" (not "chi").

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