Fourth Podium Poll for 10/16/2020 (Part 2)

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Which of these clues did you get?

$800 ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE: For the Fourth of July in 2012, an order was placed to deliver 30,000 12-inch these to Americans serving overseas (Aaron: What are apple pies?)
21
32%
My incorrect response for the above clue was hot dogs
8
12%
$1200 I'M JUST THE "GO" BETWEEN: 3-word phrase meaning "please stop talking in your present vein, as I do not wish to think about that"
22
33%
$800 ELVI: This rocker's backing band on 1977's "My Aim Is True" included members of the News, of Huey Lewis fame
45
68%
$1600 I'M JUST THE "GO" BETWEEN: The town where you grew up won't be the way you remember it, as we learn from this 1940 novel title (Kristin: What is You Can Never Go Back?)
46
70%
$800 THE ENGLISH MONARCH WHEN...: The Charge of the Light Brigade happened at the Battle of Balaklava
49
74%
$800 POETS & POETRY: This president asked Robert Frost to read "The Gift Outright" at his inauguration, but with the last line changed
49
74%
$1200 POETS & POETRY: This patriotic Oliver Wendell Holmes poem warns, "the harpies of the shore shall pluck the eagle of the sea!"
13
20%
$2000 ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE: In 2019 the Defense Dept. placed the largest order in its history, $34 billion to this 2-named co. for a batch of F-35 fighter planes (Kristin: What is Northrop Grumman?)
33
50%
I got the above clue only after Northrop Grumman was eliminated
6
9%
Even after Northrop Grumman was eliminated, I still negged with McDonnell Douglas
17
26%
$1600 THE ENGLISH MONARCH WHEN...: Magellan's fleet began its circumnavigation voyage (Aanchal: Who is Elizabeth?)
19
29%
FJ 20th CENTURY AMERICAN MUSIC: The composer of this 1944 ballet piece said it "concerned a pioneer celebration... around a newly built farmhouse in the... hills"
21
32%
I negged on FJ with a different Copland composition
19
29%
I knew the composer for FJ but could not name a piece by him
4
6%
I won this game from the fourth podium (see notes below)
19
29%
 
Total votes: 66

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Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 10/16/2020 (Part 2)

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I didn't have a response for "don't go there" and "Old Ironsides," and Aanchal and Kristin saved me from $3,600 in negs by also saying Northrop Grumman and Elizabeth I. Though I think I might have been able to rebound with Henry VIII on the latter, I'm counting both as clams. That's $4,800 in this thread and $6,600 in the other. Even if I do take the $3,600 in negs, I got FJ right. I think anyone who got FJ is likely to have a fourth podium win; $2,800 is probably enough in the rest of the game for FJ to get you there. ($2,700 is the real breakpoint, but one can't really collect an odd number of hundreds in LT.)

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Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 10/16/2020 (Part 2)

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:cry: :arrow: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :arrow: :arrow: :( :mrgreen: :arrow: :arrow: :mrgreen:

Flags.
Said Elizabeth for Magellan (thinking Drake instead probably)

3600 + 6800 from the previous = $10,400 + FJ

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:46 pm
AFRET CMS wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:46 pm
$5800 from part 1, $5400 here for $11,200.

Would have bet $4801 in FJ to cover Kristin's potential doubling and missed with "Rodeo," so I'm giving myself a final score of $6399 to Kristin's $5300. I'm going to count it as a win.
So in Shrum-world, Kristin always bets $2700 when she has $8000, regardless of what the competition has? :D
Good point; I overlooked gaming the hypothetical instead of the actual.

I would normally assume and anticipate a second-place player wagers enough for a win with a solve if the leader bets zero -- so she'd need a wager of $3201.

Thanks for the catch. But just to clarify, in Shrumworld the other players always do exactly what I want them to do. No more, no less. Isn't it that way in the land of the Opi?
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AFRET CMS wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:23 pm
Thanks for the catch. But just to clarify, in Shrumworld the other players always do exactly what I want them to do. No more, no less. Isn't it that way in the land of the Opi?
The correct plural of Opus is Opera.

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Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 10/16/2020 (Part 2)

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:28 pm
AFRET CMS wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:23 pm
Thanks for the catch. But just to clarify, in Shrumworld the other players always do exactly what I want them to do. No more, no less. Isn't it that way in the land of the Opi?
The correct plural of Opus is Opera.
Didn't want to confuse people. Unless your breed of penguin is a songbird.
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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:48 pm
I checked "I negged on FJ with a different Copland composition" but I actually put down "Ozark Spring." So it was really that I knew the piece being referred to, I just messed up the name.
I have an engineering degree, but in the fall of 1987, took Music 5 "An Intro to Western Music" (I had to take it or something like it, I had to take Landscape Architecture as well (you know, part of 18 credits of nonsense that made me well rounded I guess)). That class was a lot of classical music and basically the only American discussed was Copland and "Appalachian Spring".

Till I really started into the trivia thing, "Appalachian Spring" was probably the only Copland title I could come up with.

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$15,200 + FJ!
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Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 10/16/2020 (Part 2)

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:| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Knew FJ was Copland, but spent most of the time trying to think of the name of the wrong piece of music (Hoedown).

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