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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:02 am 
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Reality shows by debut, starting with the earliest:

1. America's Next Top Model
2. Celebrity Fit Club
3. Top Chef
4. The Biggest Loser

Y'all might call him "Sad Fred", but that buzzard was snickering, I'm sure of it.

And we'll see you tomorrow night.

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OMG! The separation on these is only a year each! Extremely nasty at any level. Hate to think what the Q5 would have been.

The order I get is 1423, with U.S. debuts in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

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I'm gonna say 3 things:

Yay! for those who made it through and can hope

Keep at it, the rest of you!

and

Somebody pass out a few cases of WD-40 for all the rust ... (ducking and covering)

:lol:

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Somebody pass out a few cases of WD-40 for all the rust ... (ducking and covering)


Metaphorically speaking, yes, we need some!


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Somebody pass out a few cases of WD-40 for all the rust ...
I think I'll take my lubrication in the form of Guinness Stout. Or maybe some single malt scotch.

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Part of the rust brigade here. I can't remember the phrasing but 1) arrange these words to form a movie title

Smith
Mr
And
Mrs

I got it, but have been so out of the numbering thingie that it was a fluke. I do know the answer but I was fluttering mentally on, whatever.

2) place these product catch phrases in order from earliest introduction to recent

something
something
something
Good to the Last Drop

I actually knew this, too, but the rust got in the way of what few neurons and synapses I have left in my brain.

Oh. It IS possible to do this on a cell phone. The speaker was fine, I used a pencil to poke the answers in--the phone was the least of my problems.

I am Idiot--great post-apocalyptic novel.

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I am Idiot--great post-apocalyptic novel.



Have a glass of wine before you try tonight. Breathe deep. You can do this.

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I am Idiot--great post-apocalyptic novel.



Have a glass of wine before you try tonight. Breathe deep. You can do this.

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I did find I did better after a glass of wine.

I didn't like that that was true.

It didn't change that it was true.


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One Question - I couldn't remember whether Jesus was first or last - I am a definite pop culture MAWG.


Put the words of this 2005 song title in order

Take
Wheel
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One Question - I couldn't remember whether Jesus was first or last - I am a definite pop culture MAWG.


Put the words of this 2005 song title in order

Take
Wheel
The
Jesus


4132

Country music! :wink:


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I called near the end of the time slot to get some practice Qs for y'all. I may use roomie's info tonight but will hang up after 5 on both calls. This way we get sample Qs without taking anyone's spot.



Put these words in order to form a chemical principle (or something)

action
mass
of
law

[Reveal] Spoiler:
4321


Put these novels in order of when they were published, starting with the earliest:

The English Patient
Tuesdays With Morrie
Jurassic Park
Angels and Demons

[Reveal] Spoiler:
It is not 3214

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Put these novels in order of when they were published, starting with the earliest:

The English Patient
Tuesdays With Morrie
Jurassic Park
Angels and Demons

[Reveal] Spoiler:
It is not 3214


3124, according to Wikipedia.

The English Patient (1992)
Tuesdays With Morrie (1997)
Jurassic Park 1990)
Angels and Demons (2000)


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In the grand tradition of "The dog ate my homework", the following is my excuse for not getting past Q2:

I got a migrane.

Seriously. I had just finished watching "Slumdog Millionaire", appropos I thought for Phone Game Day 1, and was getting ready to call in, when I felt the onset coming. I rushed to call before my brain was completely oatmeal, but honestly even if I had been completely clear-headed I would've missed it.

Q1 was putting "Night at the Museum" in order. No problemo, even with head full of cotton candy.

Q2 was the site of my quick exit: Put these childrens' literary figure in order of their first appearance, starting with the earliest:

1) Paddington Bear
2) Eeyore
3) Lassie
4) Black Beauty

4-2-3-1. I really thought Paddington was a lot older than he was. I looked it up--he arrived in the 50's.

Ah well. Another shot tonight. Hopefully ALL of the cobwebs will be cleared out by then. Looking over these posts, it really is the luck of the draw. Some of these 4 & 5 q's are cakewalks to me, others (and a couple of 2's and 3's for that matter) are brutal to my way of thinking (or non-thinking, as the case may be). I'll be hoping for a favorable stack..I'm not quite brainy enough to do it without a little bit of luck.

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My wife had a go as well last night. She went out on a Q1 that would have sunk me as well.

It turns out that Interpol is the acronym for International Criminal Police Organization. Neither of us had any idea where to put "Criminal." --Bob

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Tink's 5 q's...

Q1. Place these products in order where they're used on the body, starting with the head:
1. Ban Roll-on
2. Rogaine
3. Scope
4. Dr. Scholl's
2,3,1,4

Q2. Place these names in order of their birth, starting with the oldest:

1. Gerald Ford
2. Henry Ford
3. Faith Ford
4. Harrison Ford
2,1,4,3

Q3. Place these artists in order of their first album debut, starting with earliest:

1. Alicia Keys
2. LL Cool J
3. Sly & the family Stone
4. N'Sync
3,2,4,1

Q4. Place these events in Viet Nam's history in order, starting with earliest:

1. US troops leave Nam
2. French troops leave Nam
3. US troops enter Nam
4. Tet offensive
2,3,4,1

Q5. Place these novels in order of when first published, starting with earliest:

1. Brave New World
2. Beowulf
3. The Basketball Diaries
4. Bleak House
2,4,1,3

She awaits her Jul. 20 phone call for the Aug. 4 tape date

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Pooh, on my first try, crapped out on Q4.

Q1: Place these words in order to form the name of a sandwich.
1. And
2. Bacon
3. Tomato
4. Lettuce

2 4 1 3

Q2: Writers in order of year of birth, starting with the earliest.
1. James Joyce
2. Ralph Ellison
3. Judy Blume
4. Cyrano de Bergerac

4 1 2 3

Q3: Tourist destinations in geographical order, north to south
1. Graceland
2. Carnegie Hall
3. Plymouth Rock
4. Vietnam War Veterans Memorial

3 2 4 1

Q4: Movies in order of their release, starting with the earliest
1. The Sixth Sense
2. In the Line of fire
3. The Usual Suspects
4. Men in Black

2 3 4 1

I hadn't heard of In the Line of Fire, but I overestimated how old Usual Suspects was, thinking that it was early 90's when it was 1995. Because of that, I guessed that Line of Fire was between that and MIB.


What a rush!! After getting locked out yesterday, I was so happy to get through. I haven't done this since I was like 14, so it was really exciting.

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Nothing I coulda done about Q3 -- I tried to google it and still don't know the answer. I can't remember exactly how the question was asked.

Q1

American superheroes group

1. America
2. of
3. League
4. Justice

4 3 2 1

Q2

Inventions from the earliest.

1. Personal computer
2. Typewriter
3. Printing press
4. Paper

4 3 2 1


Q3

Put these in running order for an internal combustion engine (maybe).

1. Compression
2. Exhaust
3. Intake
4. Power

Thanks for any help.

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4 out of 5 tonight - going down on a geography question! Of course, TPTB couldn't make it just north to south, they had to add clockwise in there to throw me off. What a rush!


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I played for fun:

Put the following words in order to make the name of a popular swing dance:
1) Voodoo
2) Daddy
3) Big
4) Bad

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3) Big
4) Bad
1) Voodoo
2) Daddy


Put the following people who hosted The Tonight Show in order of hosting, starting with the earliest:
1) Jack Paar
2) Johnny Carson
3) Steve Allen
4) Jay Leno
[Reveal] Spoiler: Answers
3) Steve Allen
1) Jack Paar
2) Johnny Carson
4) Jay Leno


Put the following fictional characters in the order they emerged, starting with the earliest:
1) Don Quixote
2) Dolores Claiborne
3) Holden Caufield
4) Bob Cratchet
[Reveal] Spoiler: Answers
1) Don Quixote
4) Bob Cratchet
3) Holden Caufield
2) Dolores Claiborne
(I screwed up here, not knowing where to throw Claiborne.)

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Q1 Words to form the title of a 1976 movie
(1) Bears
(2) The
(3) Bad
(4) News

2-3-4-1

Q2 Advertising characters introduction, starting with the most recent
(1) Coca Cola Polar Bears
(2) Morton Salt Girl
(3) Pillsbury Dough Boy
(4) Joe Isuzu

1-4-3-2

Q3 Parts of a dolphin, front to back
(1) Fluke
(2) Jaws
(3) Dorsal fin
(4) Blowhole

2-4-3-1

Q4 World capitals in geo order, starting in South America and going east
(1) Jakarta
(2) La Paz
(3) Islamabad
(4) Lisbon

2-4-3-1

Q5 Roman numerals, starting with the lowest
(1) LX
(2) XL
(3) MM
(4) XIV

4-2-1-3


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Q3

Put these in running order for an internal combustion engine (maybe).

1. Compression
2. Exhaust
3. Intake
4. Power

Thanks for any help.
I believe this is 3142.

To give more detail,
[Reveal] Spoiler: More detail
During the intake phase, the pistons go up, sucking air and fuel into the combustion chamber. During the compression phase, the pistons go down, compressing (and thereby heating) the air and fuel. The spark plugs ignite during the power phase, igniting the mixture and forcing the pistons up. The pistons go down again during the exhaust phase, flushing the used fuel-air mixture from the chamber and leaving the engine ready for the next cycle.
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SportsFan68 wrote:
Q3

Put these in running order for an internal combustion engine (maybe).

1. Compression
2. Exhaust
3. Intake
4. Power

Thanks for any help.
Sounds like they were trying for the order in which they occur during normal engine operation. 3142 is my guess.

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Q1: Arrange these words to form name of a credit card.
1. Express
2. American
3. Gold
4. Card

2134

Q2: Arrange these tourist attractions in chronological order of opening, starting with earliest.
1. Walt Disney World
2. Mall of America
3. USS Arizona
4. Statue of Liberty

4312

Q3: Arrange these books in chronological order of publication, starting with earliest.
1. Tuesdays with Morrie
2. The Kite Runner
3. The Color Purple
4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

4312

Q4: Arrange these state nicknames in geographical order, starting in the west.
1. The Show Me State
2. The Last Frontier
3. The Hoosier State
4. The Buckeye State

2134

Q5: Arrange these monsters in chronological order of their invention, starting with the earliest.
1. Godzilla
2. Count Dracula
3. King Kong
4. Frankenstein

4231

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Yay for Marley!

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1. Put these bands in the order of the number appearing in their name, starting with the lowest.

1. B-52s
2. UB40
3. CM5
4. Blink 182

3214

2. Put these fragrances in chron order, starting with the earliest.

1. Chanel #5
2. CK1
3. Polo by RL
4. Obsession

1342

3. Put these cities in order of how close they are to San Francisco, starting with the closest.

1. NYC
2. Tokyo
3. Seattle
4. Rome

3124

4. Given the French name, put these days of the week in order starting with Sunday.

1. jeudi
2. mardi
3. vendredi
4. lundi

4213

5. Put these forms of poetry in order, starting with the fewest number of lines.

1. Limerick
2. Villanelle
3. Haiku
4. Sonnet

3142

Unfortunately, I'd never heard of a villanelle, so I mixed up the last 2. Otherwise, a pretty easy stack.


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Shoot! I meant to type in 3214 for Homer Wilder Cornwell and Ellison the authors in chronological order starting with the earliest but then I hit the 2 key first by mistake! Too bad they don't give you a restart when you hit the wrong button! Frick! :twisted:


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