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Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:13 pm
by opusthepenguin
All caught up and ready for the grand finale!
CORRECT RESPONSES
$1000 A WRITER'S LIFE FOR ME: Mickey Spillane
$1000 TRANSPORTATION TERMS: karting
$200 THE NEW NEWS: Vice
$2000 PHYSICS: the standard model
$800 LAWYERS, LAW & LEGALITY: Michael Avenatti
DD1 $800 clue in A WRITER'S LIFE FOR ME (James wagered everything, $3000): Oscar Wilde (James guessed Dumas)
DD2 $1200 clue in BEASTLY NORTH AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY (James wagered $10600): The Snake (James got it right)
DD3 $1200 clue in LAWYERS, LAW & LEGALITY (James wagered $9812): William Jennings Bryan (James got it right)
NOT A TS $400 BRITISH HISTORY: St. Paul's (James negged with Westminster Abbey, Emma got the rebound)
NOT A TS $2000 TEEN-LETTER WORDS: vexillographer (James negged with vexillologist, Francois got the rebound)
NOT A TS $400 TEEN-LETTER WORDS: transatlantic (Francois negged with crossatlantic, James got the rebound)

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:30 pm
by LucarioSnooperVixey
:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:34 pm
by Robert K S
Fallen star indeed. The most I could summon on the Avenatti clue was "Michael somebody". As reported yesterday, the feds dropped some conspiracy charges, leaving him just one charge of honest services fraud, which he says he expects to be exonerated on.

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:23 pm
by MarkBarrett
Tough guy writer and all the DDs correct for me with a Westminster neg. Like Robert, I had Michael ____. The term off the prophet just not something I had in my vocabulary that I recall.

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:24 pm
by This Is Kirk!
New News for $200 was definitely a "huh?"

I didn't say Snake for two reasons: 1. James said it too quickly, 2. I forget the category. Especially #2 would have made it a much simpler clue for me.

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:33 pm
by Woof
:mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I could picture DHK's head exploding on that flag question. I wouldn't have got FJ without knowing Jeremiad.

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:39 pm
by Woof
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:24 pm
New News for $200 was definitely a "huh?"

I didn't say Snake for two reasons: 1. James said it too quickly, 2. I forget the category. Especially #2 would have made it a much simpler clue for me.
The only two major tributaries of the Columbia that I can think of are the Snake and the Willamette. Since Portland wasn't in the clue, I would have said Snake even without that category.

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:41 pm
by opusthepenguin
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:24 pm
I didn't say Snake for two reasons: 1. James said it too quickly, 2. I forget the category. Especially #2 would have made it a much simpler clue for me.
I forgot the category as well. The only reason I got this one right is I couldn't remember the name Willamette. So I said Snake in desperation.

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:59 pm
by econgator
Woof wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:39 pm
The only two major tributaries of the Columbia that I can think of are the Snake and the Willamette.
Willamette for me. I don't know the geography in that area well-enough.

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:59 pm
by Volante
Standard Model, all DDs (Wilde would otherwise have been a clam), St Paul's

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:50 pm
by TenPoundHammer
I got Spillane entirely on a WAG.

Forgot the category long enough for Snake River not to register.

Was correct with transatlantic.

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:52 pm
by jeff6286
No one tell TPH about this thread, 1/35 on a top row clue will mean that he'll never attempt to answer one again. "After all, it could be another Vice!"

*Edit* Too late!

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:16 pm
by twelvefootboy
Revisiting the Standard Model clue - I wonder if the word "model" in the clue deterred Francois from this answer vs. GUT or TOE, or String Theory, etc.. In parentheses, that means it is part of the response?
On closer inspection, 1976 rules out String Theory, but still seems a little young for the Standard Model. I saw a classroom film with Murray Gell-Man explaining quarks in my undergrad Physics classes in the early '70's. I didn't know the name came about this way.

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:11 am
by Lefty
I wonder if James would have bet so much on the Lawyers DD if the Avenatti clue (above it) had already been unveiled?

Of the TS's, I knew Spillane and Snake. Getting the latter helped ease some of the pain from Evel Knievel's big fizzle.

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:30 am
by opusthepenguin
Lefty wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:11 am
Of the TS's, I knew Spillane and Snake. Getting the latter helped ease some of the pain from Evel Knievel's big fizzle.
That was the Al Capone's vault of our childhood, eh?

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:38 am
by alietr
opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:30 am
Lefty wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:11 am
Of the TS's, I knew Spillane and Snake. Getting the latter helped ease some of the pain from Evel Knievel's big fizzle.
That was the Al Capone's vault of our childhood, eh?
Yeah, kinda. I was hoping he failed because I thought the whole stunt was the stupidest thing imaginable.

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:28 am
by Lefty
opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:30 am
Lefty wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:11 am
Of the TS's, I knew Spillane and Snake. Getting the latter helped ease some of the pain from Evel Knievel's big fizzle.
That was the Al Capone's vault of our childhood, eh?
I actually had that very comparison in mind. I kept it to myself only because I had not yet thought of "vault" having a sense synonymous with "leap" that would have let me tie the two things elegantly together.

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:26 pm
by AFRET CMS
Knew Spillane from both the picture and the clue. Didn't "ring in" on the physics model but would have gone with GUT if it had been a DD forced answer. Knew Avenatti, then was amused that he was a figure on SNL the next night. Negged on FJ with "Lamentations;" have been trying to remember ever since if I've ever heard of a jeremiad.

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:30 pm
by DBear
meet the new news, same as the old news... :roll: