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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:22 pm 
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B.J. Hughes
Tampa, FL
Grocery stocker and performer

Beginning to study Tai Chi because of his interest and the supposed health benefits


$100- In a classic kids' story, the mischievous Peter Rabbit sneaks into what forbidden place to nibble lettuce, beans, and radishes?
A. Neverland B. Mr. McGregor's Garden
C. The Emerald City D. Super Wal-Mart

$200- The National First Ladies' Library celebrated, among others, forty-three women whose husbands had what job?
A. NASA astronaut B. NFL quarterback
C. U.S. president D. FBI agent

$300- "Minimus," which literally means "smallest" in Latin, is another name for what finger on the human hand?
A. Pinkie finger B. Ring finger
C. Middle finger D. Index

$500- In a kitchen, the surface that protects the wall behind a stove or sink is called a what?
A. Backsplash B. Trivet
C. Drop cloth D. Wet bar

$1000- Which of these fuel companies has a logo that depicts part of a mollusk?
A. Chevron B. Shell
C. ExxonMobil D. Sunoco



Commercial break

$2000- Which of these Best Picture winners is about a fictional character and not a historical figure?
A. Amadeus B. Patton
C. Gandhi D. Oliver!

$4000- In 2001, what country jettisoned its colonial past by renaming one of its major cities "Kolkata"?
A. Jamaica B. India
C. Brazil D. Thailand


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ATA
A-8% B-71%
C-7% D-14%


He says he now realizes the name sounded like Calcutta. After he answers, the horn sounds and he will return tomorrow.





Answers:
$100- B. Mr. McGregor's Garden
$200- C. U.S. president
$300- A. Pinkie finger
$500- A. Backsplash
$1000- B. Shell
$2000- D. Oliver!
$4000- B. India


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:50 am 
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Nihil obstat® so far...


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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
B.J. Hughes
Tampa, FL
Grocery stocker and performer


He's a performer, so he's a /WE®.

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$500- In a kitchen, the surface that protects the wall behind a stove or sink is called a what?
A. Backsplash B. Trivet
C. Drop cloth D. Wet bar


How about "none of the above"? I've always heard it called "splash guard".

Nihil obstat® so far.

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"Elen sila lumenn omentielvo...A star shines on the hour of our meeting."


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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$4000- In 2001, what country jettisoned its colonial past by renaming one of its major cities "Kolkata"?
A. Jamaica B. India
C. Brazil D. Thailand

ATA
A-8% B-71%
C-7% D-14%

He says he now realizes the name sounded like Calcutta. After he answers, the horn sounds and he will return tomorrow.


When he'll likely regret using his ATA before he thought the question through...


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NellyLunatic1980 wrote:
Nihil obstat® so far...


I've been meaning to ask what that stands for, but I keep forgetting. :D


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cindy.wellman wrote:
NellyLunatic1980 wrote:
Nihil obstat® so far...


I've been meaning to ask what that stands for, but I keep forgetting. :D


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihil_obstat

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The phrase is Latin, meaning, "nothing hinders" or "nothing stands in the way."


Earendel trademarked the Bored phrase for use in the transcript threads as a more elegant way of saying "I knew all of these." 8)


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MarleysGh0st wrote:
cindy.wellman wrote:
NellyLunatic1980 wrote:
Nihil obstat® so far...


I've been meaning to ask what that stands for, but I keep forgetting. :D


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihil_obstat

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The phrase is Latin, meaning, "nothing hinders" or "nothing stands in the way."


Earendel trademarked the Bored phrase for use in the transcript threads as a more elegant way of saying "I knew all of these." 8)


Thank you very much for this. It was interesting to read the history behind the phrase as well, so thank you for the link that was included in your explanation.


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cindy.wellman wrote:
Thank you very much for this. It was interesting to read the history behind the phrase as well, so thank you for the link that was included in your explanation.


Marley explained that with graciousness, but I will add. . .

Some of us (well, me, for one) believe that the phrase is pretentious, arrogant, and obnoxious when used in any way except with tongue planted firmly in cheek, as I believe was Nelly's and most folks' current usage.


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so far so good


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