Fourth Podium Poll for 2/21/2020

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Which of these triple stumpers (and FJ) did you get?

$800 OOO, SORRY: A traditional flower of apology, the purple hyacinth is named for a youth accidentally killed with this, not a shot put or javelin (MacKenzie: What is a hammer?)
56
64%
$200 THE WRITERS ARE TRYING TO BE CLEVER: H.L. Mencken wrote that this gloomy historical -ism is "the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy"
16
18%
$800 THE WRITERS ARE TRYING TO BE CLEVER: Seen here, this Florida humorist wrote a defense of his homeland in the book "Best State Ever" (Note: picture in first post below)
59
68%
$600 MAKE A SELECTION: As a favor to this catcher's dad in 1988, Tommy Lasorda had the Dodgers draft him in round 62, 1,390 overall--he made the H.O.F
51
59%
$1200 3 "M": In the Eddie Cochran hit song from 1958, "There ain't no cure for" these "blues"
71
82%
$1200 PULITZER-WINNING JOURNALISM: A Christian Science Monitor reporter won in 1996 for covering a massacre of Muslims at Srebrenica in this former Yugoslav land
28
32%
$800 IN THE ARTS WORLD: These pieces of artwork took off in value in the 1980s, with one from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" going for $50,600 (MacKenzie: What is a storyboard?)
67
77%
$800 YOU KILLED ME!: He lived by the gun & died by Pat Garrett's on July 14, 1881
74
85%
$1600 YOU KILLED ME!: In 1981 religious extremists within his own military assassinated this leader in Cairo (Jon: Who is Nasser?)
64
74%
$2000 SOUTH AMERICAN PLACES: This capital of Suriname was ceded by the English to the Dutch by the 1667 Treaty of Breda
40
46%
$2000 3 "M": Noctambulism is another word for this habit (Jon: What is sleepwalking?)
28
32%
$2000 YOU KILLED ME!: 4 knights took out this "meddlesome priest" in 1170 (MacKenzie: Who is More?)
51
59%
$2000 IN THE ARTS WORLD: Bregenz, Austria is known for the artistry of its floating stages, like the great wall as the backdrop of this Puccini opera
23
26%
FJ INTERNATIONAL AWARD TROPHIES: La Maison Chopard crafts this annual award’s crystal base & 118-gram, 18-carat frond
67
77%
 
Total votes: 87

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Fourth Podium Poll for 2/21/2020

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We'll discuss the poll here rather than in the game thread. The tribe spoke decisively on that issue in the last poll.

Quite an opportunity for a fourth podium would-be champ. I suspect there will be several boardies that MacKenzie can consider herself fortunate not to have faced in this game. Recall that MacKenzie entered FJ with $10,600. Since there's "only" $16,000 in lach trash, you would need to get FJ right, as MacKenzie did, to come out the victor.
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$800 OOO, SORRY: a discus
$200 THE WRITERS ARE TRYING TO BE CLEVER: Puritanism
$800 THE WRITERS ARE TRYING TO BE CLEVER: Dave Barry
$600 MAKE A SELECTION: Mike Piazza
$1200 3 "M": summertime
$1200 PULITZER-WINNING JOURNALISM:
$800 IN THE ARTS WORLD: an individual animation cel
$800 YOU KILLED ME!: Billy the Kid
$1600 YOU KILLED ME!: Anwar Sadat
$2000 SOUTH AMERICAN PLACES: Paramaribo (Note: Only take credit if you placed the accent on the "ma". (Note: Just kidding.))
$2000 3 "M": somnambulism
$2000 YOU KILLED ME!: Thomas à Becket (Note: Also credit yourself if just said Thomas Becket (or Becket). Alex did include the à which was added centuries after Becket's death, possibly in mistaken imitation of the the name Thomas à Kempis. But you wouldn't be penalized for failing to make the same mistake.)
$2000 IN THE ARTS WORLD: Turandot
FJ INTERNATIONAL AWARD TROPHIES: Palme d'Or
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen:

For me, it all hinges on that Puccini clue. There's a chance I would have caught myself in time and said Turandot instead of Tosca. If so, I pick up $10,600 in trash and lose to MacKenzie on a tiebreaker. Otherwise I lose outright.
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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen:

$8600, not enough for a win.

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$9000 as I negged on one and blanked on one to cost me the 4th podium win.

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I forgot to click the FJ! clue box. If it is not too much trouble could you please check that little box for allowing a revote? Thanks.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:57 am
I forgot to click the FJ! clue box. If it is not too much trouble could you please check that little box for allowing a revote? Thanks.
Checked! I'm glad you caught that since I always mean to check that box.

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I would have matched her $10,600 and also gotten FJ.

And then I'd have beaten her in the tie-breaker. :)

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:( :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :(
9000 and no FJ. I made it as far as 'Cannes' but too beat from the week to make it farther
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$14,800 + FJ.

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

$13,000 + FJ

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mas3cf wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:16 pm
:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

$13,000 + FJ
How are you getting $13,000? (EDIT: By doing math properly, apparently.) Even assuming you meant :| when you put :( , I'm getting a total of $12,600. If you actually meant :( (i.e. you guessed and got it wrong in those slots), you're stuck with $9,200 (Edit: $10,000) and a coulda woulda shoulda.
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True North wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:54 am
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen:

$8600, not enough for a win.
$1200 if you really negged on all the :( slots. $8600 if you clammed ( :| ) . 8-)

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11200+FJ

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:52 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:16 pm
:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

$13,000 + FJ
How are you getting $13,000? (EDIT: By doing math properly, apparently.) Even assuming you meant :| when you put :( , I'm getting a total of $12,600. If you actually meant :( (i.e. you guessed and got it wrong in those slots), you're stuck with $9,200 (Edit: $10,000) and a coulda woulda shoulda.
I put :( for clam... TIL that :( and :| are different things...

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8400 but I woulda had some negs. Arrow for hammer, Serbia for Bosnia, and missed FJ with Cannes Film Festival, missing the palm connection.
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Clam on the $200 (I was right on the edge of getting Puritanism, having seen the quote before) and $600 (Mike Piazza was the only Dodgers catcher I could name and I remembered him from the first half of the '90s, but I didn't know he started in 1988), neg on the second $1,200 (I should have known better, but "former Yugoslav" caused me to Pavlov to Macedonia. Gets on everything else net me $12,800, and then I win with a get on FJ. It could have been a clean sweep on the ungotten clues (I also got the two missed DDs right), but I'm not complaining.

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:mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen:

$11,000 + FJ

I am quite surprised at the very low get rate for Bosnia. What else were people saying?

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Woof wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:02 pm
:mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen:

$11,000 + FJ

I am quite surprised at the very low get rate for Bosnia. What else were people saying?
Mark Barrett mentioned North Macedonia which used to have "former Yugoslav Republic" right in its (provisional) name. I suspect most of us clammed. On a DD, I'd probably gone with Serbia or Croatia. After the reveal, I realized that Bosnia sounded familiar as a place for war atrocities. But I've gotten used to it being Bosnia and Herzegovina and have developed a dislike for choosing it as a response because it takes too long to type on Sporcle.

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Woof wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:02 pm
:mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen:

$11,000 + FJ

I am quite surprised at the very low get rate for Bosnia. What else were people saying?
Clam for me.

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

I'm surprised so many people got the "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" clue right. I had no idea and chimed in with "What is a film reel?" just to take a stab.

Even with that slight neg, that's $11,600 and a FJ get for me.

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