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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:14 pm 
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Scott Steehn
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$100 Which of the following is a playful nickname for a person who is intent on having a tan/
A. Moon-worshipper
B. Sun-worshipper
C. Venus-worshipper
D. Bronzy McLeatherface

$200 The word "gobbledygook" derives from the signature sound made by what animals?
A. Sheep
B. Cows
C. Pigs
D. Turkeys

$300 Of the world's seven continents, four have names that begin with what letter?
A. N
B. A
C. E
D. S

$500 Bone Suckin' Sauce is a popular brand of what?
A. Cranberry sauce
B. Tartar sauce
C. Barbecue sauce
D. Apple sauce

$1K Which of these TV sitcoms debuted most recently?
A. Alice
B. Ellen
C. Maude
D. Roseanne

$2K What is the punch line to a popular math joke that asks, "What did the zero say to the eight?"
A. Nice hat!
B. Nice gloves!
C. Nice Belt!
D. Nice shoes1

Scott makes “A. Nice hat!” his final answer.
Scott leaves with $1K.


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$100 B. Sun-worshipper
$200 D. Turkeys
$300 B. A
$500 C. Barbecue sauce
$1K B. Ellen
$2K C. Nice belt!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:47 am 
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$500: I'm surprised that most of the banter on this question got past the censors.

$2K: "Nice hat" was a nasty distractor for such an early question.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:17 am 
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$2K What is the punch line to a popular math joke that asks, "What did the zero say to the eight?"
A. Nice hat!
B. Nice gloves!
C. Nice Belt!
D. Nice shoes1

Scott makes “A. Nice hat!” his final answer.
Scott leaves with $1K.



Ouch! Scott leaves as a thousandaire because he doesn't get a "popular" math joke.

I wonder if any reasoning out got cut from the tape?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:32 am 
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Scott Steehn
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And another contestant outside of the regular demographic. How nice.

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$1K Which of these TV sitcoms debuted most recently?
A. Alice
B. Ellen
C. Maude
D. Roseanne


Reminds me of the good old days of The Old Phone Game®. I can just hear Fred saying, "Put these TV sitcoms in the order in which they debuted, starting with the most recent."

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$2K What is the punch line to a popular math joke that asks, "What did the zero say to the eight?"
A. Nice hat!
B. Nice gloves!
C. Nice Belt!
D. Nice shoes


Does anyone care to speculate why Scott went for A? It wasn't that he didn't take the time to think about it.

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earendel wrote:
Does anyone care to speculate why Scott went for A? It wasn't that he didn't take the time to think about it.


He was apparently thinking, not unreasonably, of an 8 as a 0 with a round hat on top, rather than as a 0 with a belt cinched tight around its waist. A nasty question for $2000, usually a total gimme level.


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plasticene wrote:
earendel wrote:
Does anyone care to speculate why Scott went for A? It wasn't that he didn't take the time to think about it.


He was apparently thinking, not unreasonably, of an 8 as a 0 with a round hat on top, rather than as a 0 with a belt cinched tight around its waist. A nasty question for $2000, usually a total gimme level.


A round hat? Really? Not familiar with the joke as it sounds as though you would need to be a real math nerd or perhaps a fourth grader to be familiar with it but it didn't seem that hard.

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Despite being familiar with too many math jokes, I had never heard this one before. Nonetheless, I thought it was easy to figure out if one just took one's time.

A sample of math jokes (in order of increasing complexity of the math):

Why was 6 afraid of 7? [spoiler]Because 7 ate 9[/spoiler]

What's the square root of 69? [spoiler]Eight something[/spoiler]

What's the integral of d(cabin)/cabin? [spoiler]log cabin + C[/spoiler]

What's purple and commutes? [spoiler]an Abelian grape[/spoiler]

I can hear the groans already. :)


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2K: "Nice Hat!" works for me. But I've never heard this. Sounds like a kindergarten joke, & their minds are a little diff than mine. Do I really ATA here & avoid being a thousandaire????? We'll never know!


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tanstaafl2 wrote:
A round hat? Really?


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poor guy


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