Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

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Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

Post by DadofTwins » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:10 pm

Here we go.

A quick note on posting format: For the sake of the scorers, please use this format for posting responses. Answers are posted in this thread.

2.
4.
6.
8.
10.

3.
6.
9.
12.
15.

Clams can either be left blank or indicated as clams. Please be clear as to your intentions.

Spoiler tags are optional. I don't think they'll be necessary on this board format, and I haven't heard any feedback from scorers yet about how much time they add to that process. We can experiment with it and see how it goes.

Well, kids, the ride is starting. Seat backs and tray tables in fully upright and locked position. Seat belts fastened. Time for takeoff.
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Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

Post by DadofTwins » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:11 pm

VIDEO GAMES

2: In this game developed in Finland the title “upset” objects are hurled at structures which, when they collapse, kill the pigs underneath.

4: Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis will appear on the cover of the 2012 EA Sports game named for this announcer.

6: First released in 2003, this first-person shooter set during World War II takes its three-word title form the Congressional Medal of Honor citation.

8: This title agricultural “town,” the most-used application on Facebook, topped 80 million residents in 2010.

10: Unlike Scrabble, in this Zynga word game playable on the Android or IPhone J's are worth 10 points and L, N, and U are worth 2.

AMERICAN STORIES

3: Tessie Hutchenson drew the black-dotted slip of paper in this Shirley Jackson story.

6: In “The Private History of a Campaign that Failed,” this Missourian wrote, “the Union colonel whose coming frightened me out of the war” was Ulysses S. Grant.

9: Montressor, murderer-narrator in this Poe story, boasts that fifty years after chaining and entombing Fortunato in a wine cellar, he still has never been caught.

12: When the “law of” this Bret Harte town arrives at the cabin, they find John Oakhurst dead beneath a tree with a suicide note written on a two of clubs.

15: His story “Kaleidoscope” begins with a rocket cut open “with a giant can opener” and its crew “thrown into space like a dozen wriggling silverfish.”

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Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

Post by NJCondon » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:17 pm

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2. Angry Birds
4. John Madden
6. Call of Duty
8. Farmville
10. Words with Friends
3. The Lottery
6.
9. The Cask of Amontillado
12.
15. Philip K. Dick

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Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

Post by BoK » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:39 pm

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2: Angry Birds
4: John Madden
6: Call of Duty
8: Farmville
10: clam

3: The Lottery
6: Twain
9: The Cask of Amontillado
12: Poker Flat
15: clam

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Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

Post by cbec » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:40 pm

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VIDEO GAMES
2: Angry Birds
4: John Madden
6: Call of Duty
8: Farmville
10: CLAM

AMERICAN STORIES
3: "The Lottery"
6: Mark Twain?
9: "The Cask of Amontillado"
12: Poker Flat
15: Bradbury?

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Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

Post by Volante » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:48 pm

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2: Angry Birds
4: Madden
6: Call of Duty
8: Farmville
10:

3: The Lottery
6:
9: Cask of Amontillado
12:
15:

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Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

Post by reddpen » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:51 pm

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2: Angry Birds
4: John Madden
6: Call of Duty
8: Farmville [Hide!]
10: C

3: The Lottery
6: Mark Twain
9: The Cask of Amontillado
12: C
15: Harlan Ellison? Total WAG, but sounds like something he might have written, so I'll risk the -5.
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Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

Post by Ben Johnston » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:54 pm

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2. Angry Birds
4. Madden 2012
6. Call of Duty
8. Farmville
10. Words with Friends

3. The Lottery
6.
9. The Cask of Amontillado
12.
15.

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Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

Post by cinemaniax7 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:00 pm

2: Angry Birds
4: John Madden
6: Call of Duty
8: Farmville
10: CLAM

3: The Lottery
6: Mark Twain
9: Cask of Amontillado
12: Poker Flat
15: CLAM

Not a good start for me.

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Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

Post by cinemaniax7 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:03 pm

Rats! I love Bradbury, but I haven't read him in a while. Now, if you had quoted from "The Veldt" . . .
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Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

Post by dhkendall » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:04 pm

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2: Angry Birds
4: John Madden
6: Call of Duty
8: FarmVille
10: Lexulous?

3: The Lottery
6:
9: The Telltale Heart
12:
15:
Personally, I'd like to see the spoiler tags mandated for the SHC, as the prior replies in the thread can be seen on the "compose reply" page, unlike the way it was on the Sony board, thereby possibly having the answers on the screen while you compose yours . For example, cinemaniax7's replies are visible to me right now (I have to avert my eyes ... )
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Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

Post by alietr » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:10 pm

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VIDEO GAMES
2: Angry Birds
4: John Madden
6: Call of Duty
8: Should have been Farmville instead of the duplicate Call of Duty (if allowed)
10:

AMERICAN STORIES
3: The Lottery
6: Mark Twain
9: Cask of Amantillado
12: Poker Flats
15: Ray Bradbury
Edit for 8 pt. response if allowed, and thanks, Bill.

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Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

Post by jeff6286 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:10 pm

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2. Angry Birds
4. John Madden
6.Call of Duty
8. FarmVille
10. CLAM

3. The Lottery
6. Mark Twain
9. The Cask of Amontillado
12. CLAM
15. CLAM
I agree with dhkendall, that spoiler tags should be required so that no one accidentally sees someone else's answers, especially if the first person to post their answers doesn't use spoiler tags, the answers will be right there when you scroll down to read the final questions. Even assuming that most of us are good, honest folks, it can be really tempting to sneak a peek if other people's answers are just staring you right in the face.

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Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

Post by alietr » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:13 pm

I edited the first response to incorporate the spoiler tags.

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Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

Post by Ivan » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:13 pm

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VIDEO GAMES

2: Angry Birds
4: CLAM
6: Call of Duty
8: Farmville
10: CLAM

AMERICAN STORIES

3: CLAM
6: CLAM
9: CLAM
12: CLAM
15: CLAM
Decided to add spoiler box as well

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Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

Post by sdgilleran » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:21 pm

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2. Angry Birds
4. Madden
6. Call of Duty
8. FarmVille
10. Words With Friends

3. CLAM
6. Mark Twain
9. CLAM
12. CLAM
15. CLAM

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Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

Post by OrangeSAM » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:22 pm

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VIDEO GAMES
2: Angry Birds
4: John Madden
6: Call of Duty(?)
8: Farmville
10: -----

AMERICAN STORIES
3: The Lottery
6: Twain
9: The Cask of Amontillado
12: -----
15: Bradbury
Edited to add spoiler box.
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Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:24 pm

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2: Angry Birds
4: John Madden
6: Call of Duty
8: Farmville
10:

3: The Lottery
6: Mark Twain
9: Cask of Amontillado
12:
15:

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Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

Post by cheezguyty » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:29 pm

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2. Angry Birds
4. Madden
6. Call of Duty
8. FarmVille
10. Words With Friends

3. The Lottery
6. Mark Twain
9. The Cask of Amontillado
12. Poker Flats
15.

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Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

Post by heelsrule1988 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:29 pm

2) Angry Birds
4) John Madden
6) Call of Duty
8) Farmville
10) Words with Friends

3) -
6) -
9) -
12) -
15) -

Hey... a nice category to start off the SHC! That almost makes up for the dreaded literature category that followed. :(

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