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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:15 am 
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Toni Dolce
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At $16,000 with no LLs remaining



25000
The video for the Foo Fighters 1995 song "Big Me" parodies a memorable ad campaign for what?

A. Mentos
B. Doritos
C. Mountain Dew
D. Tork Peppermint Patties










50000
The highest income tax rate ever imposed in the US, a staggering 94% percent, was in effect during which of these years?

A. 1862
B. 1918
C. 1931
D. 1944


Toni uses STQ but was leaning to 1931.




50000
Though Denver boasts it's the "Mile High City", which of these US state capitol buildings sits at an elevation even higher than a mile?

A. Helena
B. Cheyenne
C. Salt Lake City
D. Olympia








Toni takes C- Salt Lake City and goes home with $25,000.














































25000-A-mentos
50000-D-1944
50000-B-Cheyenne


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:18 am 
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Interestingly, the income tax question was deduceable with a little bit of knowledge about American History.

Before the possible answers showed up, I was expecting the answer to be something in the early 1960's. Taxes were very high during the Kennedy Administration. I knew that the top marginal bracket got up to about 90%. I had no idea if it actually peaked at 94%. When those years didn't pop up, I had to go to the drawing board.

The income tax wasn't implemented until about 1910 (a google reveals 1913) when a constitutional amendment allowed it (turns out it was the 16th Amendment). So, 1862 wouldn't work. Also, the implementation of an income tax was very controversial, so I can't imagine it starting out at the highest rate it ever was. That puts 1918 out of contention.

Toni's thoughts about the Great Depression were interesting, but I would think that a depression is exactly the wrong time to have high taxes. You want to keep the money flowing through the economy. A big war, like WWII, is exactly when you would need high income taxes and a population willing to pay them. So, I would end up with 1944.

A little research shows that there actually was a small (3%) income tax during the Civil War. The Income Tax was later declared unconstitutional which is why the 16th Amendment was necessary for the later income tax.

On the other hand, I was totally clueless on the Mentos clue. I have no recollection of that video. I think that an ATA would have been very helpful with that one.


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$25K: Never saw the video. Of the four choices, Mentos was the only one of the four for which I could recall any 1994 or 1995 ad campaigns. I would not have locked that in without some confirmation from the audience first.

$50K: Bah! I'm out. I thought 1931 for the Great Depression. I knew that A was wrong since income taxes didn't exist before 1910.

$50K #2: I was expecting Santa Fe to show up. Since it didn't, I would've ended up saying SLC just like Toni did... so there was no way I would've won $50,000 with this stack.


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Toni Dolce
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She was a little more subdued, although she used the word "Amazing" again several times.

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
25000
The video for the Foo Fighters 1995 song "Big Me" parodies a memorable ad campaign for what?

A. Mentos
B. Doritos
C. Mountain Dew
D. Tork Peppermint Patties


No idea, so since I still have all my lifelines, it's time to ATA and hope they do.

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
50000
The highest income tax rate ever imposed in the US, a staggering 94% percent, was in effect during which of these years?

A. 1862
B. 1918
C. 1931
D. 1944


I was torn between 1918 and 1944, so it's time to 50/50 and hope those aren't the two remaining answers.

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50000
Though Denver boasts it's the "Mile High City", which of these US state capitol buildings sits at an elevation even higher than a mile?

A. Helena
B. Cheyenne
C. Salt Lake City
D. Olympia


No problem with this one.

So it's going for $100K with PAF and STQ still remaining.

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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
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The video for the Foo Fighters 1995 song "Big Me" parodies a memorable ad campaign for what?

A. Mentos
B. Doritos
C. Mountain Dew
D. York Peppermint Patties


No way I'd be familiar with their video. So was te Mentos ad campaign also called "Big Me" or something else? I couldn't recall any 12-year-old campaign that might be connected to this.


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MarleysGh0st wrote:

No way I'd be familiar with their video. So was te Mentos ad campaign also called "Big Me" or something else? I couldn't recall any 12-year-old campaign that might be connected to this.


I think the only connection was that the video parodied the commercial. Foo Fighters have done a number of pretty funny videos (or at least attempts at humor, depending upon your taste).

I would have gotten this one but didn't know the next two. Since I had all of my LLs remaining, I would have been torn on which lifeline to use. I don't think the first 50K question is an easy Google, so I may have used 50/50 and hoped that 1931 didn't remain, because that was the way I was leaning. Had I STQ'd, I'd have then had to PAF.


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starfish1113 wrote:
MarleysGh0st wrote:

No way I'd be familiar with their video. So was te Mentos ad campaign also called "Big Me" or something else? I couldn't recall any 12-year-old campaign that might be connected to this.


I think the only connection was that the video parodied the commercial. Foo Fighters have done a number of pretty funny videos (or at least attempts at humor, depending upon your taste).


But what was the commercial? Anything anyone would possible remember without knowing the video?


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MarleysGh0st wrote:

But what was the commercial? Anything anyone would possible remember without knowing the video?


I didn't know quite how to describe it, so this is a cut and paste from a website that does it better than I could have:

The video is a takeoff on Mentos commercials. Mentos are mint candies that come in tubes. They are made in Europe, and the commercials had a campy feel that became a big part of pop culture in the US. In each spot, someone gets a moment of inspiration after eating a mint and is then able to overcome some obstacle. In one spot, a woman's car is boxed in, so she gets some burly construction workers to pick it up and move it for her. In another, a kid acts like a roadie to get backstage at a concert. The video shows the band in similar situations, solving problems with the aid of their own special candy called Foo-tos. Unfortunately for The Foo Fighters, Mentos make great projectiles and for years fans would throw the candy at them when they played this.


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25K: Dunno the song, Dunno the video. ATA & hope.

50K: Gaaa. STQ

50K STQ. I did not know. I thought I remembered a J! Q that said Santa Fe was something like 2 miles high, but its not up there. Just looked it up; its 7,000. Not 2 miles. But still higher than Denver.

Certainly not Salt Lake City; I've been there.

PAF.

Looked up: Helena 4,157, Cheyenne 6, 155, Olympia 130 Depends what you read, Salt Lake City 4,327


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