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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opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:11 pm
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.
Sg for North Macedonia and not me.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:14 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:11 pm
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.
Sg for North Macedonia and not me.
I get you good-looking smart guys confused.
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opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:50 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:14 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:11 pm
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.
Sg for North Macedonia and not me.
I get you good-lucking smart guys confused.
Which one is which?

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jeff6286 wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:01 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:50 pm

I get you good-lucking smart guys confused.
Which one is which?
They both are. But how did I manage to type "good-lucking" for "good-looking"? I'm on a PC, so no autocorrect or anything. Weird. I went back and edited it, but I'm copping to the typo here so people don't think you're quoting me wrong.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Where are the missed Daily Doubles?
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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:39 pm
Where are the missed Daily Doubles?
I do and do for you people....

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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:39 pm
Where are the missed Daily Doubles?
If the TC didn't include them on purpose, I agree with his omission. I figure that in the sport of a 4th podium game, the DD's shouldn't apply unless they were discovered immediately after a TS. Then we could make a play for them.

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Tiebreaker here, 10,600+FJ.

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BrigadierSolo13 wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:21 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:39 pm
Where are the missed Daily Doubles?
If the TC didn't include them on purpose, I agree with his omission. I figure that in the sport of a 4th podium game, the DD's shouldn't apply unless they were discovered immediately after a TS. Then we could make a play for them.
Space permitting, I sometimes include them but specify that they don't count toward a fourth podium win. This time I didn't feel like doing the extra work.

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:mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :evil: :mrgreen:

Why do I keep screwing up Turandot clues...ffs.

I've seen that puritanism quote before, but couldn't come up with the -ism in time.

Given some of the low get rates on what seem like much easier clues, 80% for 'animation cell' is my "did I grow up on a different planet!?" cultural moment of the month. Usually happens with "common" words/phrases.

That's $13k + FJ by my count.

EDIT: smilies changed. All the unhappy faces were clams; the Turandot one just pissed me off.
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Discus, Dave Barry, "Summertime Blues", animation cel, Billy the Kid
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xxaaaxx wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:32 pm
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :evil: :mrgreen:

Why do I keep screwing up Turandot clues...ffs.

I've seen that puritanism quote before, but couldn't come up with the -ism in time.

Given some of the low get rates on what seem like much easier clues, 80% for 'animation cell' is my "did I grow up on a different planet!?" cultural moment of the month. Usually happens with "common" words/phrases.

That's $13k + FJ by my count.
Not according to the emojis you chose. The sad face ( :( ) means you missed it and must deduct the dollar amount of the clue from your total. If you really meant to say you clammed on those clues, use the neutral face ( :| ). If you do that, and if we interpret the evil face ( :evil: ) as a clam, then you get $13k. If we treat only the evil face as a clam and the sad faces as negs, you get $12k. If we treat only the evil face as a neg and the two sad faces as clams, you get $11k. Under all of these interpretations, you're sitting pretty and win the game with a proper wager. But... if the evil face is a neg AND the sad faces are negs, you get $10k and lose from the 4th podium. :shock:

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$11,000 plus FJ
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$9000 +FJ.

No.peas and carrots, Forrest? Thought that was TS.
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MollyQMurphy wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:37 pm
$9000 +FJ.

No.peas and carrots, Forrest? Thought that was TS.
No, gurl! I said so in the game thread :)

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