TD 439 - Buffalo (final results)

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Re: TD 439 - Buffalo (Questions 1-8 revealed)

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Ironhorse wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:52 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:50 pm
Dare I ask how many joined me for RBIs?
Just one.

I was kind of surprised by how the whole question played. On this topic, I really had no idea how the board's knowledge would play.
I should get some kind of award for basically picking every sheep.
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Re: TD 439 - Buffalo (Questions 1-8 revealed)

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ParrotRob wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:57 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:52 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:50 pm
Dare I ask how many joined me for RBIs?
Just one.

I was kind of surprised by how the whole question played. On this topic, I really had no idea how the board's knowledge would play.
I should get some kind of award for basically picking every sheep.
Me first!!!
Next TD, I’m doing reverse-reverse-reverse-psychology, instead of the reverse-reverse-psychology I used on this one.

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Re: TD 439 - Buffalo (Questions 1-6 revealed)

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Ironhorse wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:47 pm
8. One of the subplots of the 2001 box office bomb Osmosis Jones involved an unhealthy-eating Bill Murray planning on attending a buffalo wing festival in Buffalo. Name another movie in which Bill Murray appears as an actor.

Zombieland - 4 (sheep)
xabe, ParrotRob, MattKnowles, heppm01

Quick Change - 3
casketromance, FleaLick, True North

Lost in Translation - 3
MarkBarrett, econgator, barandall800

The 2's:
What About Bob (merica, AFRET CMS)
Space Jam (gwallace2, RougeGod)
The Razor's Edge (clt013, morbeedo)
Ghostbusters (Rackme32, threearruda)

Singletons:
All You Need Is Cash (Saturnalia)
Hamlet (What Are Dogs)
Groundhog Day (bmwhitehead)
Passion Play (Udish94)
Stripes (twelvefootboy)
Scrooged (floridagator)
Garfield (SenseiCAY) (nothing in the wording rules out voice actors)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (cthulhu)
The Monuments Men (Peachbox)
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (xxaaaxx)
Tootsie (Magna)
Larger Than Life (squarekara)
Aloha (gamawire)
Rushmore (alamble)
Meatballs (shambolic)
Kingpin (Shaquebanisa)

Scores will follow after question 9.
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Re: TD 439 - Buffalo (Questions 1-8 revealed)

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It's such a pleasure to simply read through the list of Bill Murray movies.

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Re: TD 439 - Buffalo (Questions 1-8 revealed)

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9. I have never actually been to Buffalo, New York. As a child, I did head to Buffalo, Texas for a family reunion. Name one of these cities in Texas (letter preferred - 3 points will be added if no letter is provided). It may help to keep in mind that none of these answers are used more than once.

A. A popular slogan calls for this city to be kept “weird” Austin
B. This city is nicknamed the Yellow Rose of Texas Amarillo
C. This city was founded in 1839 and nearly wiped out by a hurricane 61 years later Galveston
D. The 1990 book Friday Night Lights examined the culture around high school football in this town Odessa
E. This city contains the name of the most populous city of another state, and is about 300 miles south of that city Wichita Falls
F. Town known for Germanic heritage and the home of the original Schlitterbahn water park New Braunfels
G. The largest city in the state (population wise) to border a city larger than itself El Paso
H. This city in the northeast corner of Tarrant County appropriately has several wineries Grapevine
I. This city is home to Texas Motor Speedway and Texas Christian University Fort Worth
J. This city’s tourist board boasts “the largest urban ecosystem in the nation”. San Antonio
K. This seat of Anderson County is named after a similarly named city in Illinois and has no interest in geopolitical controversies on game shows Palestine

I suspected G might have negbait potential, so I made sure to add Fort Worth as an alternative choice. I took a very close look at Google Maps to make sure Fort Worth and Dallas don't border somewhere.

C - Galveston - 6 (sheep)
shambolic, MarkBarrett, twelvefootboy, xxaaaxx, FleaLick, morbeedo

E - Wichita Falls - 5
merica, gwallace2, clt013, ParrotRob, alamble

I - Fort Worth - 4
xabe, RougeGod, econgator, threearruda

A - Austin - 3
Rackme32, heppm01, barandall800

D - Odessa - 3
Shaquebanisa, Udish94, True North

F - New Braunfels - 3
casketromance, floridagator, gamawire

H - Grapevine - 2
Magna, squarekara

B - Amarillo - 1 (singleton!)
AFRET CMS

G - El Paso - 1 (singleton!)
cthulhu

K - Palestine - 1 (singleton!)
SenseiCAY

Unused: J - San Antonio

Incorrect: Whataredogs (D. Permian), Saturnalia (B. San Antonio), bmwhitehead (G. Fort Worth), MattKnowles (I. Waco)

SenseiCAY has recovered nicely from an early neg to come into first place with one question plus bonuses to go. Will he be able to stay ahead?

1) SenseiCAY - 21
2) Peachbox - 25
3) squarekara - 26
4) xabe, floridagator, WhatAreDogs - 27
7) Shaquebanisa - 30
8) alamble - 31
9) shambolic - 32
10) RougeGod, Udish94, True North, barandall800, AFRET CMS, cthulhu - 33
16) merica, xxaaaxx - 34
18) Saturnalia, Magna, threearruda - 35
21) FleaLick, casketromance, Rackme32 - 36
24) MarkBarrett, econgator - 37
26) morbeedo - 39
27) gwallace2, gamawire, clt013 - 40
30) MattKnowles, twelvefootboy - 41
32) ParrotRob - 42
33) heppm01 - 44
34) bmwhitehead - 46
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Re: TD 439 - Buffalo (Questions 1-8 revealed)

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cthulhu wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:53 pm
ParrotRob wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:57 pm

I should get some kind of award for basically picking every sheep.
Me first!!!
Next TD, I’m doing reverse-reverse-reverse-psychology, instead of the reverse-reverse-psychology I used on this one.
You guys are amateurs; I sheeped five in a row.

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Re: TD 439 - Buffalo (Questions 1-8 revealed)

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heppm01 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:50 am
cthulhu wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:53 pm
ParrotRob wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:57 pm

I should get some kind of award for basically picking every sheep.
Me first!!!
Next TD, I’m doing reverse-reverse-reverse-psychology, instead of the reverse-reverse-psychology I used on this one.
You guys are amateurs; I sheeped five in a row.
Shamefully enough, I managed to have three singletons out of the last four questions. But I’m confident my inner sheepitude will be shining through again in no time!

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Re: TD 439 - Buffalo (Questions 1-9 revealed)

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10. "Buffalo Soldier" is a well known Bob Marley song. Identify one of these other things with the initials BM.

Self-adopted nickname of the late Kobe Bryant Black Mamba
Yearly festival where the only commodities you can buy are coffee and ice Burning Man
2008 comedy starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Baby Mama
Old school rapper, born Marcel Theo Hall Biz Markie
Southern convenience store chain with a stock market inspired name - think positive Bull Market
Extreme music subgenre, associated with bands like Dark Funeral and Bathory Black metal
Tissue where new blood cells are produced in mammals Bone marrow
Popular Belgian-style beer brand brewed by MillerCoors Blue Moon
1987 Beastie Boys hit Brass Monkey
Sporting event where contestants must contend with Heartbreak Hill Boston Marathon
Chicago street musician Wesley Willis famously described the high fat content of this food item Big Mac

Baby Mama - 7 (sheep)
gwallace2, Whataredogs, clt013, MarkBarrett, gamawire, alamble, barandall800

Bone marrow - 4
floridagator, twelvefootboy, Magna, cthulhu

Boston Marathon - 4
merica, SenseiCAY, bmwhitehead, morbeedo

Black metal - 3
casketromance, MattKnowles, xxaaaxx

Bull Market - 3
ParrotRob, Peachbox, FleaLick

Big Mac - 2
Shaquebanisa, squarekara

Brass Monkey - 2
Saturnalia, Udish94

Biz Markie - 2
shambolic, True North

Burning Man - 2
Rackme32, heppm01

Black Mamba - 2
RougeGod, threearruda

Blue Moon - 1 (singleton!)
econgator

Incorrect:
xabe (Belgian Moon)
AFRET CMS (Baby Mom)

BONUSES:

Name one of the landmarks in the 1985 version of the Oregon Trail computer game, in which players could hunt buffalo to their hearts' content, but only carry 100 lbs back to their wagon.

The following players receive no deduction for a sheep answer of Chimney Rock:
gwallace2, SenseiCAY, floridagator, FleaLick, AFRET CMS

The following players receive a deduction of 1 point for a non-singleton answer:

clt013, cthulhu (Columbia River)
ParrotRob, Magna (The Dalles)
shambolic*, barandall800 (Wilamette Valley)
xabe, casketromance, MarkBarrett (Snake River)

*This player provided a list of answers; I went with the first one.

The following players receive a deduction of 2 points for a singleton answer:
Saturnalia (Barlow Toll Road)
xxaaaxx (Fort Laramie)

Incorrect answers included Yellowstone, St. Louis Arch, Pike’s Peak, Fort Dix, Rocky Mountains, Black Hills, Devil’s Tower, St. Joseph, Grand Canyon, Old Faithful, and Mt. Rushmore.

Additional bonus:
The following players receive a deduction of 5 points for providing correct answers to questions 1-10 without using a lifeline:

merica, gwallace2, clt013, gamawire, twelvefootboy, alamble, Magna, econgator, xxaaaxx, heppm01, True North, cthulhu, squarekara, barandall800, floridagator, morbeedo, MarkBarrett, Parrot Rob, threearruda

Final scores:

34) bmwhitehead - 50
33) MattKnowles - 44
32) AFRETCMS - 43
30) gamawire, gwallace - 42
28) clt013, heppm01 - 41
27) twelvefootboy - 40
25) FleaLick, ParrotRob - 39
21) morbeedo, casketromance, Rackme32, MarkBarrett - 38
20) xabe - 36
17) RougeGod, Saturnalia, Udish94 - 35
15) WhatAreDogs, barandall800 - 34

Top Ten:

10) alamble, shambolic, merica, Magna, econgator - 33
8) Shaquebanisa, threearruda - 32
6) cthulhu - 31
5) xxaaaxx, True North - 30
4) Peachbox - 28

Podium:

3) floridagator - 26
2) SenseiCAY - 25

And the winner (for my third straight time hosting!)

squarekara - 23

Thanks for playing. I plan on doing another within the month.
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Re: TD 439 - Buffalo (final results)

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Thanks for hosting and for the trip down Chicago's memory lane, Ironhorse!

Bill Murray is a favorite native son, but thanks to your TD, now I'm reminiscing about Alan Keyes' wacky press conferences where he'd start out addressing current political issues and inexplicably end up singing selections from the Great American Songbook.

And way back when, Wesley Willis was a regular at a natural foods store where I worked. He'd come in wanting to learn more about healthy eating, so we'd take him around and explain the benefits of miso paste and whole grains, etc. He was very earnest, but every so often he'd announce "I got the demons in my head!"

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Why did I not get the 5 point bonus?
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Re: TD 439 - Buffalo (final results)

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floridagator wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:34 am
Why did I not get the 5 point bonus?
Same here?
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Re: TD 439 - Buffalo (final results)

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floridagator wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:34 am
Why did I not get the 5 point bonus?
I did another sweep through of all results for 5 point bonuses and have adjusted all scores.
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Re: TD 439 - Buffalo (final results)

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Blue Moon is sold as Belgian Moon in Canada - that was my attempt at weaseling into a singleton. That being said, I don't know if any of it is actually brewed at a MillerCoors facility (vs. Molson Coors).

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Re: TD 439 - Buffalo (final results)

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xabe wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:33 am
Blue Moon is sold as Belgian Moon in Canada - that was my attempt at weaseling into a singleton. That being said, I don't know if any of it is actually brewed at a MillerCoors facility (vs. Molson Coors).
According to this article I found, the name difference appears to be because of a trademark snag between Miller and Molson, so as best as I can tell, it's only brewed by Molson Coors.

https://vinepair.com/articles/blue-moon ... me-canada/
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I tied you, casketromance :/

Excellent game, thank you, ironhorse, for hosting!

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Oof...robbed at the end (or I shot myself in the foot early...).

Thanks for hosting, and nice job, Kara.

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Re: TD 439 - Buffalo (final results)

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Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:43 am
xabe wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:33 am
Blue Moon is sold as Belgian Moon in Canada - that was my attempt at weaseling into a singleton. That being said, I don't know if any of it is actually brewed at a MillerCoors facility (vs. Molson Coors).
According to this article I found, the name difference appears to be because of a trademark snag between Miller and Molson, so as best as I can tell, it's only brewed by Molson Coors.

https://vinepair.com/articles/blue-moon ... me-canada/
Fair enough! As usual, I miss 100% of the shots I take. :(

Congrats to the winners and thanks for hosting Ironhorse!

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Nice to make the podium. Thanks for the TD.

Winners list updated:
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Re: TD 439 - Buffalo (final results)

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Another beautiful day in the TD neighborhood -- with a misspelling on the final question that would have sheeped if spelled correctly (so for those who saved one sheep point by my error, you're quite welcome).

But it was as much fun as ever -- thanks for hosting!
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Re: TD 439 - Buffalo (final results)

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Thanks for the great TD! A great balanced set of clues with a few freebie answers so I don't have to use a drop just to avoid a wrong answer (close call on the fourth question for musical artists, but Cab Callaway was low hanging fruit). There were also singleton opportunites in reach of those of us without deep trivia knowledge.
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