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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:35 pm 
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David has used his ATA.

Meredith says David is a wild and crazy guy. David agrees, saying that he's competing against video games. "You have to be energetic, and EVEN MORE ENERGETIC. [At this point he was talking so fast that the transcriptionist couldn't keep up.] David mentioned something about "the Montagues and the Capulets slaughtering each other with cardboard swords" and he likened the lights in the studio to the "mother ship coming down and I thought I was going to be probed."

$8K - Optimus Prime is a character in what 2007 summer blockbuster?

A - The Bourne Ultimatum
B - Surf's Up
C - Transformers
D - Shrek the Thrd

$16K - A popular vacation spot for beach lovers, Isle of Palms is a barrier island off the coast of what U.S. state?

A - Florida
B - Virginia
C - Delaware
D - South Carolina

David says he doesn't know and thinks it's time to phone a friend. He wants to call Greg, his oldest friend in the world. David reads the question but doesn't give Greg any choices, then reads the question again. Meredith says something and David realizes that he didn't read any of the answers. As soon as David says "South Carolina" Greg says "It's South Carolina." The call concludes with David saying, "Let's party at your house!"

$25K - A famous leader at the historic Battle of the Little Bighorn, Crazy Horse was a chief of what Native American tribe?

A - Cherokee
B - Sioux
C - Apache
D - Iroquois

David says it's time for another lifeline. He asks for the 50/50, which leaves A and B. It doesn't help him at all. His wife told him not to guess. Meredith says he has a new baby at home, too. David says, "I'm a rich man already with a wife and baby." He guesses "B" and the audience erupts in cheers before Meredith can confirm the answer.

$50K - In the eighteenth century, Horace Walpole coined the word "serendipity" from "Serendip" an Arabic name for what country?

A - India
B - Sri Lanka
C - Madagascar
D - Thailand

David hates to sound repetitive but, "Duh!" He decides to switch the question.

$50K (STQ) - What Central American country was originally named by Columbus after the Spanish word for "depths"?

A - Honduras
B - Panama
C - Guatemala
D - Nicaragua

He knows that "agua" is the word for "water" and he has nothing to lose, so he guesses "Nicaragua" and goes home with $25K.

Commercial break

ANSWERS:
$8K - C (Transformers)
$16K - D (South Carolina)
$25K - B (Sioux)
$50K - B (Sri Lanka)
$50K (STQ) - A (Honduras)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:53 am 
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$8K: Haven't seen any of these films. ATA.

$16K: Here goes the PAF.

$25K: 50:50 just to be absolutely sure.

$50K: No clue. Switch.

$50K #2: I thought D cuz of the "agua" as well, so I'm also gone with $25,000.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:46 am 
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David Kearsley
Harrisville, RI
H.S. history teacher


David has used his ATA.

Meredith says David is a wild and crazy guy. David agrees, saying that he's competing against video games. "You have to be energetic, and EVEN MORE ENERGETIC. [At this point he was talking so fast that the transcriptionist couldn't keep up.] David mentioned something about "the Montagues and the Capulets slaughtering each other with cardboard swords" and he likened the lights in the studio to the "mother ship coming down and I thought I was going to be probed."


The transcriptionist isn't kidding - trying to keep up with David's chatter was exhausting. Talk about an over the top contestant...

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$16K - A popular vacation spot for beach lovers, Isle of Palms is a barrier island off the coast of what U.S. state?

A - Florida
B - Virginia
C - Delaware
D - South Carolina

David says he doesn't know and thinks it's time to phone a friend. He wants to call Greg, his oldest friend in the world. David reads the question but doesn't give Greg any choices, then reads the question again. Meredith says something and David realizes that he didn't read any of the answers. As soon as David says "South Carolina" Greg says "It's South Carolina." The call concludes with David saying, "Let's party at your house!"


When I hear "barrier island" I immediately think of NC or SC. Fortunately NC wasn't a distractor.

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$25K - A famous leader at the historic Battle of the Little Bighorn, Crazy Horse was a chief of what Native American tribe?

A - Cherokee
B - Sioux
C - Apache
D - Iroquois

David says it's time for another lifeline. He asks for the 50/50, which leaves A and B. It doesn't help him at all. His wife told him not to guess. Meredith says he has a new baby at home, too. David says, "I'm a rich man already with a wife and baby." He guesses "B" and the audience erupts in cheers before Meredith can confirm the answer.


Having been raised in Oklahoma I learned a lot about Native American tribal distributions - Cherokee in the SE (later the SW), Apache in the SW, Iroquois in the NE, leaving only "B" as the logical answer.

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$50K - In the eighteenth century, Horace Walpole coined the word "serendipity" from "Serendip" an Arabic name for what country?

A - India
B - Sri Lanka
C - Madagascar
D - Thailand

David hates to sound repetitive but, "Duh!" He decides to switch the question.


I would have crashed and burned right here. I knew that the word came from a Persian fairy tale, but thought it referred to a city in India. I'd have made "A" my final answer without hesitation.

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$50K (STQ) - What Central American country was originally named by Columbus after the Spanish word for "depths"?

A - Honduras
B - Panama
C - Guatemala
D - Nicaragua

He knows that "agua" is the word for "water" and he has nothing to lose, so he guesses "Nicaragua" and goes home with $25K.


A reasonable guess. Had this been the regular $50K question I'd have said the same thing.

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$16K - A popular vacation spot for beach lovers, Isle of Palms is a barrier island off the coast of what U.S. state?

A - Florida
B - Virginia
C - Delaware
D - South Carolina

I've gotta read the questions better. Missed the "barrier island" part in my first pass here. A Carolina was my first thought, same as ear.

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$25K - A famous leader at the historic Battle of the Little Bighorn, Crazy Horse was a chief of what Native American tribe?

A - Cherokee
B - Sioux
C - Apache
D - Iroquois

PAF likely for me, assuming I haven't used it on the previous Q. Leaning the right way, but with far too much uncertainty.

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$50K - In the eighteenth century, Horace Walpole coined the word "serendipity" from "Serendip" an Arabic name for what country?

A - India
B - Sri Lanka
C - Madagascar
D - Thailand

And thank you, Arthur C. Clarke, who has lived there for years and has used the island as a setting for several of his SF novels. I believe it's even in the title of one - "The Way to Serendip", or something like that. A two-second answer for me.

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$50K (STQ) - What Central American country was originally named by Columbus after the Spanish word for "depths"?

A - Honduras
B - Panama
C - Guatemala
D - Nicaragua

Didn't even consider the "agua" thing. Would not have seen this one, but had the right answer from something in the root word. Got it on the "free guess" if I had no lifelines left, but probably would have done a 50/50 if available for a gut check.

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David Kearsley
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David has used his ATA.

Meredith says David is a wild and crazy guy. David agrees, saying that he's competing against video games. "You have to be energetic, and EVEN MORE ENERGETIC. [At this point he was talking so fast that the transcriptionist couldn't keep up.] David mentioned something about "the Montagues and the Capulets slaughtering each other with cardboard swords" and he likened the lights in the studio to the "mother ship coming down and I thought I was going to be probed."


The transcriptionist isn't kidding - trying to keep up with David's chatter was exhausting. Talk about an over the top contestant...


Indeed. A pumped-up contestant can be a conscientious transcriptor's worst nightmare. :wink:

So, I was leaning towards South Carolina, although Florida might have given me pause at $16K. And since I've heard of The View from Serendip, I wouldn't have run into trouble with the STQ question.


And since David went home with $25K, he's not a carryover.


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I guess that I will beat Confessor (among others) and note that Sioux technically is not a tribe. It is a nation -- the Great Sioux Nation. There were three tribes to the Sioux: Dakota; Nakota; and Lakota.

Seven bands to the Lakota tribe.

Crazy Horse belonged to the Oglala band, Lakota tribe, Sioux nation.

Those specifics probably would have been used if the question was given in the upper top tier.

BTW, Sitting Bull was Hunkpapa band, currently Standing Rock Sioux reservation.

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David Kearsley
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$50K - In the eighteenth century, Horace Walpole coined the word "serendipity" from "Serendip" an Arabic name for what country?

A - India
B - Sri Lanka
C - Madagascar
D - Thailand

David hates to sound repetitive but, "Duh!" He decides to switch the question.

$50K (STQ) - What Central American country was originally named by Columbus after the Spanish word for "depths"?

A - Honduras
B - Panama
C - Guatemala
D - Nicaragua

He knows that "agua" is the word for "water" and he has nothing to lose, so he guesses "Nicaragua" and goes home with $25K.

Commercial break

ANSWERS:
$8K - C (Transformers)
$16K - D (South Carolina)
$25K - B (Sioux)
$50K - B (Sri Lanka)
$50K (STQ) - A (Honduras)


No problem through 25K. This time the 50K and the STQ 50K were kind of similar although I happened to be familiar with the first one and would never have seen the second, which would have been a guess for me. Then again I would have still had lifelines!

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16K: I had never heard of this place in my life at the time the show aired. ATA

so far so good until

STQ 50K: say its my 100K: No idea, except that it probably isn't Panama, assuming the "pan" part means "all" or "across" or whatever. STQ this sucker.


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And since David went home with $25K, he's not a carryover.


It looks to me like he started this stack going for 8K, which means he carried over from the previous show.

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$50K (STQ) - What Central American country was originally named by Columbus after the Spanish word for "depths"?

A - Honduras
B - Panama
C - Guatemala
D - Nicaragua

He knows that "agua" is the word for "water" and he has nothing to lose, so he guesses "Nicaragua" and goes home with $25K.


Honduras is literally "depths" in Spanish.

Panama is from an local Indian word which has several possible meanings: a type of tree, butterflies, abundance of fish, or "very far".

Guatemala is another indigenous word with an uncertain meaning. It may have to do with trees or volcanoes.

Nicaragua has disputed origins but it was first used for Lake Nicaragua probably from a local tribe or chief named Nicarao combined with the Spanish "agua" for the large lake.

Trying to do "folk etymology" on Spanish names in the Americas can be tricky because of the mixture of Spanish and Indian cultures.

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And since David went home with $25K, he's not a carryover.


It looks to me like he started this stack going for 8K, which means he carried over from the previous show.


Ummmm, yeah. :oops:


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