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Elizabeth Zapler
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First segment pre-empted by weather. Three questions copied from:

https://bobbymgsk.wordpress.com/2017/03 ... ire-31417/


$500: A snare, tom-tom & bass are ALL things you can find in what?

A: Drum set
B: Marmoset
C: Percocet
D: John Larroquette

Drum set– $

$1K: Whose Pyrex measuring cup’s displayed at the National Museum of American History?

A: Henry Ford
B: Neil Armstrong
C: Julia Child
D: George Washington

Julia Child– $

$2K: Named GlassDoor.com’s “Best Place to Work in 2016”, what room rental website gives employees a yearly $2K travel stipend to stay w/ its many “local hosts”?

A: Zappos
B: airbnb
C: ebay
D: LinkedIn

airbnb– $



First break / return from weather news


$3000 :
Before a law was repealed recently, Parisian boulangeries had to notify the government when closing for vacation, for fear of denying citizens fresh what?
A: Grapes B: Beer
C: Water D: Bread

[Reveal] Spoiler:
D: Bread


$5000 :
In Marvel's irreverent 2016 hit "Deadpool," Ryan Reynolds made sly references to his previous role as what ring-wearing DC superhero?
A: Green Lantern B: Green Arrow
C: Green Hornet D: The Hulk

[Reveal] Spoiler: ATA
A: 84% B: 2%
C: 11% D:3%


[Reveal] Spoiler:
A: Green Lantern



$7000 :
An American flag from the boat that dropped the first U.S. troops on Utah Beach on D-Day recently sold at auction for $514,000. How many stars did it have?
A: 46 B: 47
C: 48 D: 49

[Reveal] Spoiler: 50/50
Elizabeth said she was confident that Hawaii was not a state yet, but unsure of Alaska and Arizona.
Then 50/50 left A and C.


[Reveal] Spoiler:
C: 48



$10K :
Allowing people to travel from Punta Paloma to Malabata by rail, there are plans to build an undersea tunnel that will connect what two continents?
A: Africa and Asia B: Asia and Australia
C: Europe and Africa D: Europe and Asia


[Reveal] Spoiler:
C: Europe and Africa



Second break

$20K :
In 1969, about 40 million people, or 85 percent of the total TV audience, watched a wedding between a woman and a what on "The Tonight Show"?
A: Roller-skating clown B: Fire juggler
C: Ukulele player D: Abraham Lincoln lookalike


[Reveal] Spoiler:
Elizabeth says that she thinks she knows it and if her hunch is right, she would be in big trouble if she does not get it.
C: Ukulele player , final answer
Chris asks her to give the explanation before he confirms it is right.
She says her boyfriend's most favorite person is Tiny Tim and he has Tiny Tim's biography.

C is correct
Miss Vicki and Tiny Tim



$30K :
Played at the end of the day both on military bases and at Boy Scouts retreats, the bugle call "Taps" consists of only how many different notes?
A: 2 B: 4
C: 5 D: 7

[Reveal] Spoiler: +1
A friend, Steve, is the +1 and they sing "Taps" together


[Reveal] Spoiler:
B: 4


QotD:
In 1953, artist Robert Rauschenberg created a new work by taking an existing Willem de Kooning drawing and doing what to it?
A: Drawing over it B: Erasing it
C: Renaming it D: Burning it

[Reveal] Spoiler:
B: Erasing it



$50K :
My cat Mrs. Tibbles has unusually long vibrissae. That means she has very long what?
A: Ears B: Whiskers
C: Claws D: Teeth

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Elizabeth figured it was something that would vibrate, which ears, claws, and teeth would not.

B: Whiskers



$100K :
In 1974, long before they became billionaires, Bill Gates and Paul Allen attempted to sell municipalities a service called what?
A: U-Vote '74 B: Traf-O-Data
C: QuikBudget D: Electro/Switch

[Reveal] Spoiler:
A "free guess"
Elizabeth narrowed it to B and C and guessed C
B: Traf-O-Data

Elizabeth left with $50K


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Elizabeth Zapler
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$30K :
Played at the end of the day both on military bases and at Boy Scouts retreats, the bugle call "Taps" consists of only how many different notes?
A: 2 B: 4
C: 5 D: 7
[Reveal] Spoiler: +1
A friend, Steve, is the +1 and they sing "Taps" together

[Reveal] Spoiler:
B: 4

I didn't realize that "Taps" had words.

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$100K :
In 1974, long before they became billionaires, Bill Gates and Paul Allen attempted to sell municipalities a service called what?
A: U-Vote '74 B: Traf-O-Data
C: QuikBudget D: Electro/Switch
[Reveal] Spoiler:
A "free guess"
Elizabeth narrowed it to B and C and guessed C
B: Traf-O-Data

Elizabeth left with $50K

I would have used 50:50 hoping that B and C weren't the two remaining choices.

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2K: What if you'd prefer a bonus that lets you stay places that fumigate & clean regularly?

10K: Punta Paloma sounds Spanish or Portuguese. Pick C, as distance to Africa not far.

20K: Tiny Tim. Really Herbert Khoury, I think. Wife Miss Vicky. Yes, I was alive & aware at the time.

30K: Harder to get for me than it should have been.

100K: Burn up the lifelines here, but unless +1 is sure I leave.


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$7000 :
An American flag from the boat that dropped the first U.S. troops on Utah Beach on D-Day recently sold at auction for $514,000. How many stars did it have?
A: 46 B: 47
C: 48 D: 49

[Reveal] Spoiler: 50/50
Elizabeth said she was confident that Hawaii was not a state yet, but unsure of Alaska and Arizona.
Then 50/50 left A and C.


[Reveal] Spoiler:
C: 48
So much for the theory that the 50/50 always leaves the middle two numbers.

Time magazine once published a map for the anniversary of D-Day. It looked like this:

Image

The Canadian flag is even more anachronistic than the American. My father* had been a graphic artist in the Time map and chart department. He and his colleagues who remembered WWII were retired by then.

This question reminds me of my own last question, about the order that states entered the Union, and of course SSS's flag question.

*He passed away 12 years ago yesterday. His memory is a blessing.


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$100K :
In 1974, long before they became billionaires, Bill Gates and Paul Allen attempted to sell municipalities a service called what?
A: U-Vote '74 B: Traf-O-Data
C: QuikBudget D: Electro/Switch

[Reveal] Spoiler:
A "free guess"
Elizabeth narrowed it to B and C and guessed C
B: Traf-O-Data

Elizabeth left with $50K


Dunno how many lifelines I have left. I'll say sayonara.

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