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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:48 pm 
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Meredith: You've got a lot of energy, huh?

Cole: Well, I do what I can, you know. Gotta keep it entertaining!

Meredith: I hear you do a mean Sean Connery.

Cole: <Sean> Well, I try to, Meredith, and it's lovely to be today. I'd love to win a million dollars. </Sean>



$100
Which of these classic band names features the surnames of a U.S. president?

A: Creedence Clearwater Revival B: Jefferson Airplane
C: The Lovin' Spoonful D: Coolidge & the Gang


$200
"The butler did it" is a cliché commonly associated with what kind of books?

A: Romance B: Biography
C: Science fiction D: Mystery


$300
What U.S. holiday occurs during the month that Congress has proclaimed Irish-American Heritage Month?

A: New Year's Day B: Independence Day
C: St. Patrick's Day D: Thanksgiving Day


$500
"Mixer" is an old-fashioned term for which of these collegiate social events?

A: Football game B: Dance
C: Political rally D: Fun run


$1,000
The Bravo reality show "Hey Paula" stars a judge from what popular TV show?

A: America's Next Top Model B: Dancing With the Stars
C: American Idol D: Project Runway


-- Commercial Break --


Cole is an eccentric who does some odd things, such as wearing a kilt. He didn't wear one today, because his mom said she'd kick his butt if he did.

Meredith: Do you wear something under the kilt?

Cole: I feel very regimental when I wear my kilt.

Meredith: Oh, I get it!



$2,000
Under the law, shoplifting is considered a form of what crime?

A: Trespass B: Homicide
C: Assault D: Larceny


$4,000
In the 2007 installment of the "Fantastic Four" movie franchise, the title heroes battle an alien with what "colorful" name?

A: Gray Ghost B: Silver Surfer
C: Black Bomber D: Red Rider


$8,000
The Flemings and the Walloons are the two predominant cultural groups of what country?

A: Belgium B: Hungary
C: Poland D: Romania

ATA: A: 74% B: 12% C: 9% D: 5%


$16,000
For those who can't file their taxes in April, submitting Form 4868 to the IRS extends the deadline until what month?

A: July B: December
C: October D: May

PAF: Cole calls Bill George, a friend of the family. They play trivia together.

Bill: July, December, October or May?

Cole: Ten seconds!

Bill: I don't have a clue, but I would say October. That's just a guess--

50/50 leaves A & C.

Cole: You know, it's my birth month. I'm gonna go with it. October, C, final answer.



$25,000
"Plectrum" is a fancy word for which of these items?

A: Ice pick B: Toothpick
C: Pickax D: Guitar pick

Cole: It's a good thing I play guitar! D: Guitar pick, final answer.


-- Commercial Break --


Cole is feeling relieved, after getting the $16,000 question out of the way. He'll use the money to pay off his student debt.

Meredith: And how much are you in debt?

Cole: Too much! I'm not sure exactly, but too much!



$50,000
Dead at the age of twenty-five, what poet's gravestone bears the inscription, "Here lies one whose name was writ in water"?

A: Percy Bysshe Shelley B: John Keats
C: William Blake D: Lord Byron

Cole doesn't know poets. He switches the question.


STQ $50,000
Which of these writers is often credited with coining the phrase "Bible Belt"?

A: Carl Sandburg B: Dorothy Parker
C: Mark Twain D: H.L. Mencken

Cole doesn't think it's Mencken. He's mostly torn between Sandburg and Twain. He goes with Sandburg.

Cole leaves with $25,000.



Answers:
$100: B: Jefferson Airplane
$200: D: Mystery
$300: C: St. Patrick's Day
$500: B: Dance
$1,000: C: American Idol
$2,000: D: Larceny
$4,000: B: Silver Surfer
$8,000: A: Belgium
$16,000: C: October
$25,000: D: Guitar pick
$50,000: B: John Keats
STQ $50,000: D: H.L. Mencken


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Cole Ives
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Meredith: You've got a lot of energy, huh?

Cole: Well, I do what I can, you know. Gotta keep it entertaining!

Meredith: I hear you do a mean Sean Connery.

Cole: <Sean> Well, I try to, Meredith, and it's lovely to be today. I'd love to win a million dollars. </Sean>


And not a bad impression, for that matter.

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$8,000
The Flemings and the Walloons are the two predominant cultural groups of what country?

A: Belgium B: Hungary
C: Poland D: Romania

ATA: A: 74% B: 12% C: 9% D: 5%


The audience surprised me by their strong vote for the right answer.

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$16,000
For those who can't file their taxes in April, submitting Form 4868 to the IRS extends the deadline until what month?

A: July B: December
C: October D: May

PAF: Cole calls Bill George, a friend of the family. They play trivia together.

Bill: July, December, October or May?

Cole: Ten seconds!

Bill: I don't have a clue, but I would say October. That's just a guess--

50/50 leaves A & C.

Cole: You know, it's my birth month. I'm gonna go with it. October, C, final answer.


The form allows up to 6 months' extension unless you are out of the country, then it's only 4 months. Good thing "August" wasn't a distractor.
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$50,000
Dead at the age of twenty-five, what poet's gravestone bears the inscription, "Here liesone whose name was writ in water"?

A: Percy Bysshe Shelley B: John Keats
C: William Blake D: Lord Byron

Cole does know poets. He switches the question.


Actually Cole doesn't know poets. I'd have had to use a lifeline here, probably 50/50 and hope for the right break.

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STQ $50,000
Which of these writers is often credited with coining the phrase "Bible Belt"?

A: Carl Sandburg B: Dorothy Parker
C: Mark Twain D: H.L. Mencken

Cole doesn't think it's Mencken. He's mostly torn between Sandburg and Twain. He goes with Sandburg.

Cole leaves with $25,000.


In my recliner I went right for Mencken, but in the HS I'd have gone for a Google PAF.

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Cole: <Sean> Well, I try to, Meredith, and it's lovely to be today. I'd love to win a million dollars. </Sean>


Curious technical note: When I typed the transcript last night, I entered "Sean Connery" inside the angle brackets, not just "Sean". When I reviewed the post and saw that "Connery" was missing, I edited it. Again, "Connery" was somehow deleted.

Is Otto secretly at work here, after all?


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Cole: <Sean> Well, I try to, Meredith, and it's lovely to be today. I'd love to win a million dollars. </Sean>


Curious technical note: When I typed the transcript last night, I entered "Sean Connery" inside the angle brackets, not just "Sean". When I reviewed the post and saw that "Connery" was missing, I edited it. Again, "Connery" was somehow deleted.

Is Otto secretly at work here, after all?


I don't know what's going on, but if I type <sigh>, it wil appear on the message without the asterisks when I post it.

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Just testing...

<Connery>
<Sean>
<Bond>
<James>

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Just testing...

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Spaces in angle brackets seem to be a delimiter of some sort.
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Rexer25 wrote:
Spaces in angle brackets seem to be a delimiter of some sort.


Oh, that's what's happening.

I've already noticed that you have to be careful about putting an "8" inside parentheses, lest it and the close parenthesis be changed into the Cool emoticon.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) ( 8 )


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I noticed the angle brackets thingy in the first week of this bored, in some conversation. I just thought it was an amusing bug.

The Keats question was a $1000 question on my first Jeopardy! show. It was one of many in that game where the correct answer popped into my head unbidden, but I didn't have the guts to pull the trigger on it, so it went unanswered.

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$100
Which of these classic band names features the surnames of a U.S. president?

A: Creedence Clearwater Revival B: Jefferson Airplane
C: The Lovin' Spoonful D: Coolidge & the Gang



An odd question. Obviously D is the stock "joke" answer but who knows if there really isn't some goofy band out there using this name? It took me a moment to realize what it was as I was focused on names of presidents and not the whole answer.

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tanstaafl2 wrote:
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:

$100
Which of these classic band names features the surnames of a U.S. president?

A: Creedence Clearwater Revival B: Jefferson Airplane
C: The Lovin' Spoonful D: Coolidge & the Gang



An odd question. Obviously D is the stock "joke" answer but who knows if there really isn't some goofy band out there using this name? It took me a moment to realize what it was as I was focused on names of presidents and not the whole answer.


I liked the shout-out to one of our Merry Men! :)

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Cole Ives
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Student at Oklahoma State University


$50,000
Dead at the age of twenty-five, what poet's gravestone bears the inscription, "Here liesone whose name was writ in water"?

A: Percy Bysshe Shelley B: John Keats
C: William Blake D: Lord Byron

Cole does know poets. He switches the question.



I would have been sunk (no pun intended) on this question. I knew Shelley died young and drowned (which I thought was the water reference). I still remember having to read Ode on a Grecian Urn by Keats in HS, and thought he lived past 25.


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16K: I filed one of these once, but only to buy me a day. I have no idea what the deadline is. 3 pr 4 months sounded good to me. I hope I'd have ATAed instead of guessing July. I do think I'd have 50/50ed at least, 1st, & I hope July would then have disappeared.

50K: Pretty sure it wasn't Blake (think he died relatively old, & other poets of the time didn't like him as much as later day people do), & didn't think it was Shelley. I was going for Byron, but with no 50/50 left I think I'd have to STQ this one.

STQ 50K: Oh good I'm sure of this one!


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