Fourth Podium Poll for 1/8/2020 (SPOILERS)

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Which of these triple stumpers (and one missed DD) did you get?

$800 "B"EASTS: The European type of this grazing mammal is also called a wisent
31
36%
$400 GIVE US THE IMPERATIVE VERB!: To deposit it, sign your name on the back of the check!
71
84%
$200 TV HOMES & ADDRESSES: In the third season of this Netflix series, the wrestlers take up residence at the Fan-Tan Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
47
55%
$800 A SPARKLING CATEGORY: Tara Strong gives voice to Twilight Sparkle in this animated series (Lisa: What is Rainbow Brite?)
51
60%
$1600 QUOTING POETS: This Dylan Thomas title is rhymed with "Though wise men at their end know dark is right" (Shaun: What is Do Not Go Gently Into The Good Night?) (Lisa: What is Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night?)
41
48%
$2000 QUOTING POETS: These 3 words precede "the centre cannot hold" in Yeats' "The Second Coming"
24
28%
$2000 RIVER ISLANDS: Tiny Vukovar Island in the Danube River is claimed by both of these former members of Yugoslavia (Rachel: What are Serbia and Montenegro?) (Shaun: What are Serbia and Albania?)
45
53%
$800 RIVER ISLANDS: The Palais de Justice & Notre Dame Cathedral are both found on this île in the Seine
36
42%
$1200 FILM COMPOSERS: "De-Lovely": Kevin Kline as this red, hot & blue American
36
42%
$800 FILM COMPOSERS: "Immortal Beloved": Gary Oldman as him
52
61%
$1600 FILM COMPOSERS: "The Music Lovers": Richard Chamberlain as this Russian
46
54%
$2000 FILM COMPOSERS: "Testimony": Ben Kingsley as this Soviet composer
16
19%
$400 ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER DOLLAR: In 1886 this appropriate First Lady's portrait began appearing on $1 silver certificates
44
52%
$1600 ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER DOLLAR: In 2017 this Cherokee syllabary inventor appeared on the reverse of the $1 coin
32
38%
DD2 (not available for lach trash) $1600 clue in RIVER ISLANDS (Shaun bet $1500): This island of more than 1.5 million people is near the confluence of the Ottawa River & St. Lawrence River
51
60%
 
Total votes: 85

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Fourth Podium Poll for 1/8/2020 (SPOILERS)

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Three triple stumpers in SJ. Then ELEVEN in DJ. All but the top row clue in FILM COMPOSERS went begging. More than a third of the DJ clues--including two that elicited two wrong guesses before the final shrug. Yet still every single clue got uncovered. Wow. Is that a record?

For the two with double wrong guesses--Vukovar Island and the Dylan Thomas poem--I'm curious if those wrong guesses helped you to the right response or if you would've known it anyway.

Here's the pic for the $2000 RIVER ISLANDS clue:

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Lisa had $13,800 going into FJ and missed. If you picked up more than $6900 in lach trash here and got FJ right, congratulations! You're the new hypothetical champ!
CORRECT RESPONSES
$800 "B"EASTS: bison
$400 GIVE US THE IMPERATIVE VERB!: endorse
$200 TV HOMES & ADDRESSES: GLOW
$800 A SPARKLING CATEGORY: My Little Pony
$1600 QUOTING POETS: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
$2000 QUOTING POETS: things fall apart
$2000 RIVER ISLANDS: Croatia and Serbia
$800 RIVER ISLANDS: Île de la Cité
$1200 FILM COMPOSERS: Cole Porter
$800 FILM COMPOSERS: Beethoven
$1600 FILM COMPOSERS: Tchaikovsky
$2000 FILM COMPOSERS: Shostakovich
$400 ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER DOLLAR: Martha Washington
$1600 ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER DOLLAR: Sequoia
DD2 (not available for lach trash) $1600 clue in RIVER ISLANDS (Shaun bet $1500): Montreal

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5800 in trash plus DD2. I lost $800 blurting Care Bears and realized instantly what I should have said.

Had Dylan title with no help needed from the misses.

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I would have agonized over whether to append "Friendship is Magic" to "My Little Pony". (My daughters love that show.)
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:| :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen:

(Remember :| for a clam. Only use :( for a wrong guess.)

If forced to guess, I think I'd have got My Little Pony. I probably would've got "endorse" as well but Mrs P yelled it out so darn fast.

$11,600 in trash (and also got DD2). That plus a get in FJ for an old Jeopardy! chestnut takes me to an easy win.

I didn't need any help on the title of the Dylan Thomas poem and was speaking right along with Alex in ruling the two guesses as incorrect. I was helped by the extra time provided by the two wrong guesses on Vukovar Island. I initially said Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. But as the wrong guesses I came in, I remembered that Croatia is the one that's shaped like a C, so I switched to Croatia and Serbia.

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Only got Serbia and Croatia. Didn't get the hang of the category in time to get endorse. And couldn't retrieve Ile de Cite in spite of about 6 visits there. It's probably payback from the time I took a candle as a souvenir from Notre Dame (they are there for you to light and pray for somebody).
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Bison, endorse, MLP, Martha Washington
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen:

For the Dylan Thomas clue...I'd like to phone a friend: Michael Caine. What do you mean I have to know his number?!
Did not need the wrong guesses to get Serbia + Croatia. That said, I -did- need the map. :lol:

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

I stupidly said Ile de France for Ile de la Cité. $12,800 plus the DD.

p.s. I think his name is most commonly spelled Sequoyah.

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I got endorse, GLOW, My Little Pony (I was prepared to offer a subtitle only if prompted), gentle/that, things fall apart, Croatia and Serbia, Beethoven, Martha Washington, Sequoyah, and Montreal. I negged with Stravinsky instead of Shostakovich as the only Russian composer I could think of who lived during Soviet times, even though I knew his best known works are pre-Soviet. I clammed on Tchaikovsky, and clammed on George Gershwin for the Cole Porter clue (I suppose I was conflating "De-Lovely" with "'S Wonderful"). That makes me $7,800, which wins me the game on my FJ get.


edit: amended my rendering of the Gershwin title
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :shock: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :( :mrgreen:

stupidly said Gershwin for Porter, was distracted slightly but didn't suss Martha Washington, and stupid of stupids, said Seneca when I know damn well who Sequoyah was and what he did. Still think it's a winner.

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Is Martha Washington really the "appropriate" choice in 1886?

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econgator wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:26 am
Is Martha Washington really the "appropriate" choice in 1886?
If her husband is on the other side of the bill, she's an "appropriate" choice...

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endorse, GLOW, My Little Pony (Friendship Is Magic available if needed, which it didn't seem to be), "do not go gentle into that good night" (no rebounds needed), "things fall apart," Cole Porter, Beethoven, and Martha Washington for $7400. I also said Tchaikovsky just before the buzzer, but I'm not sure if I should count that as a ring-in; counting it, that's $9000. Either way, with a Final solve, I had enough for a fourth podium win.
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Did not know My Little Pony, Yeats, and the dollar clues. Made the same mistake as Lisa on Dylan Thomas. Lucky guess on Shostakovich. Did not need the rebound on Vukovar.

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

They needed to play more Sporcle, Croatia is the way more recognizable of those two countries if you’re familiar with the map of Europe.

Was thinking bison for #1, but stayed clam so no credit.

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mas3cf wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:09 am
econgator wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:26 am
Is Martha Washington really the "appropriate" choice in 1886?
If her husband is on the other side of the bill, she's an "appropriate" choice...
He wasn't on the reverse of the silver certificate, but he was on the standard $1 bill at the time

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:( :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Six clams, eight correct, one wrong.

Missed "bison" by blurting "buffalo" before correcting it, but I think I would have been ruled incorrect before I had the chance to fix it.

Wound up with $8800 ($9600 minus the $800 miss) before the DD. Would have clammed if had been a regular clue because of uncertainty, but answered Montreal correctly. Same with the Parisian island and Gary Oldman -- clammed, but would have SWAGged correctly if an answer was mandatory.
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$7,200: endorse, My Little Pony, D.N.G.G.I.T.G.N., Ile de la Cite, Cole Porter, Beethoven, Sequoyah.

TIL there are European bison.

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