2012 Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 4 Instant Replay Thread

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rjaguar3 wrote:R4D3: ruling please on
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Diving Miss Daisy
I accepted on other clues
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L. Fran Baum and Edgar Ric Burroughs.
Also, I need help finding whether
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Kilgore Trout's middle initial is ever given by Vonnegut, and if so, is it A?
The first two are certainly good.

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rjaguar3 wrote:R4D3: ruling please on

Also, I need help finding whether
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Kilgore Trout's middle initial is ever given by Vonnegut, and if so, is it A?
I have never seen a middle initial used. Of course, proving something doesn't exist is always dicey.
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Many thanks for the Literary Crossovers category. That's red meat/bread and butter trivia for me. And the Morgan Freeman category went much better than I expected. I should be grateful about only having to clam once there, but it still grated a bit as it cost me the ever elusive perfecto.

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seaborgium wrote:During my time on Jeopardy, I gave correct responses of Asimov, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Diving Miss Daisy (yes, without the R). Didn't get Asimov this time. I'm in a tiny minority for getting neither the 12 nor the 15.
Thankfully, there doesn't seem to be a movie called Diving Miss Daisly.
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Woof wrote:Several factors led to the choice of Cs. [...]
Wow, thanks!


Also, anybody on the west coast remember Five Alive? I suspect it wasn't in my home state or it was before my time. I even had it written down in my notes as a possible prime rhyme and it still didn't ring a bell.

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fowlerism wrote:
Woof wrote:Several factors led to the choice of Cs. [...]
Wow, thanks!


Also, anybody on the west coast remember Five Alive? I suspect it wasn't in my home state or it was before my time. I even had it written down in my notes as a possible prime rhyme and it still didn't ring a bell.
I think I remember seeing some ads for Five Alive about 10 years ago. It was an early entrant in the mixed juices category, similar to what Campbell (not Campbells or Campbell's!) Soup Company, the maker of V8, has tried to do with its V8 Fusion juices and V8 Splash juice drinks. Five Alive hasn't really taken off here in California though.

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Will I ever
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Apparently not.
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immaf wrote:Will I ever
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learn the difference between Perseus and Theseus?
Apparently not.
For me it's which is Roman and I went the wrong way with
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MarkBarrett wrote:
immaf wrote:Will I ever
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Apparently not.
For me it's which is Roman and I went the wrong way with
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Heracles.
In the spirit of "We're trying to give you points," I'd have a hard time negging that answer since it refers to the same hero by a slightly modified name.

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Yeah, I'd say Mark's got his points with that.

Thanks, DoT, for the Civil War question as the 15 pter. I'd already had to give up on 22 points that I didn't even have a bluff on.

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Only way I'm getting Asclepius is if you spot me ... a Greek named Asclep _ _ _.
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Woof wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:
immaf wrote:Will I ever
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learn the difference between Perseus and Theseus?
Apparently not.
For me it's which is Roman and I went the wrong way with
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Heracles.
In the spirit of "We're trying to give you points," I'd have a hard time negging that answer since it refers to the same hero by a slightly modified name.
If this question was featured on the show you'd certainly be negged. I think this is pretty close to what you might achieve by accepting his answer:
"Oh, you were so close, let's award you points and set a completely new precedent."

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I think it would be case where it is determined beforehand that either answer answer is acceptable. Alex: "Yes, Hercules, or Heracles." They do that sometimes.

Of course, I don't know what DoT will do.
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immaf wrote:I think it would be case where it is determined beforehand that either answer answer is acceptable. Alex: "Yes, Hercules, or Heracles." They do that sometimes.

Of course, I don't know what DoT will do.
OK sure, that's protocol for good question writing, but find me a clue about greco-roman myth where either answer was accepted. I don't think you'll find one since J! likes to ask questions regarding only one of those regions.

Also, the question doesn't ask for the Greek name as there is no constellation named Heracles.

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Paucle wrote: Thanks, DoT, for the Civil War question as the 15 pter. I'd already had to give up on 22 points that I didn't even have a bluff on.
I just want to say that I thought the "Art of War" category was inspired and well-executed. Bravo DoT! (And I know that these attributes don't distinguish it from lots of other awesome SHC categories, but I just really liked this one).
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My brother called me from Gettysburg the other day. Too bad he wasn't in France.

Yes, excellent category idea.

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At least I wasn't the only one who fell for those darned Etruscans

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Kebert Xela wrote:
immaf wrote:I think it would be case where it is determined beforehand that either answer answer is acceptable. Alex: "Yes, Hercules, or Heracles." They do that sometimes.

Of course, I don't know what DoT will do.
OK sure, that's protocol for good question writing, but find me a clue about greco-roman myth where either answer was accepted. I don't think you'll find one since J! likes to ask questions regarding only one of those regions.

Also, the question doesn't ask for the Greek name as there is no constellation named Heracles.
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happybooker wrote:At least I wasn't the only one who fell for those darned Etruscans
This is what I came here to say. Also, thanks to my hubby for watching Clash of the Titans more than once in the last year, thus cementing my knowledge of most of the names of Perseus & his friends/relatives/enemies/etc.

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