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Celebrity Week
Piff the Magic Dragon (John van der Put)

Charity: Feeding America

$500 :
Which of these was NOT a type of column used in ancient Greek architecture?
A: Doric column B: Ionic column
C: Corinthian column D: Gossip column

[Reveal] Spoiler:
D: Gossip column


$1000 :
According to author Steven R. Weisman, former NY Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan once declared, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own" what?
A: Facts B: Private bathroom
C: Espresso machine D: Personal pan pizza

[Reveal] Spoiler:
A: Facts



$2000 :
The current incarnations of the Energizer Bunny and Frito-Lay's Chester Cheetah both famously wear which of these?
A: A tube top B: High heels
C: Sunglasses D: Self-tanner

[Reveal] Spoiler:
C: Sunglasses



$3000 :
The daughter of an iconic action star, what fashion model shares her name with a famous religious landmark known for its painted ceiling?
A: Temple Mount Norris B: Angkor Wat Schwarzenegger
C: Sistine Stallone D: Westminster Seagal

[Reveal] Spoiler:
C: Sistine Stallone



$5000 :
It's "Millionaire Math" time! Tom Hanks' volleyball companion from "Cast Away" + his "Captain" character from a 2013 film = what 1990s music group?
A: Rascal Flatts B: Sugar Ray
C: Marilyn Mansion D: Wilson Phillips

[Reveal] Spoiler:
D: Wilson Phillips


First break

$7000 :
To combat writer's block, what author locked all of his clothes away so he couldn't go outside until finishing "The Hunchback of Notre Dame?"
A: Victor Hugo B: Leo Tolstoy
C: Charles Dickens D: Washington Irving

[Reveal] Spoiler: ATA
A: 74% B: 12%
C: 10% D: 4%


[Reveal] Spoiler:
A: Victor Hugo


$10K :
Which word does NOT contain an aphthong?
A: Knight B: Fishing
C: Psychiatry D: Mnemonic

[Reveal] Spoiler:
B: Fishing


Second break

$20K :
If a Peruvian says "Soy mas Peruano que la papa," they're boasting that they're more Peruvian than what staple of their country?
A: Potato B: Pecan
C: Pumpkin D: Pork


[Reveal] Spoiler: 50/50
A: Potato B: Pecan


[Reveal] Spoiler:
Piff the Magic Dragon guessed B.


[Reveal] Spoiler:
A: Potato

The normal $5000 was increased to $10K for his charity


Third break

QotD:
A cryptic warning to gamblers, "cash lost in 'em" is an anagram of what type of casino equipment?
A: Craps tables B: Roulette wheels
C: Slot machines D: Poker chips

[Reveal] Spoiler:
C: Slot machines


They bring Piff back out for the audience question segment to win another $1000 for this charity.
He is joined by Jade the showgirl and Mr. Piffles, a chihuahua.

Thousandaire Question:
While most athletes wouldn't dream of boozing it up before game time, Irish racehorses are often fed what hearty drink before competing?
A: Guinness stout B: Heineken lager
C: Beck's pilsner D: Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Piff said he thinks he knows the answer but consults Mr. Piffles first.
A, Guiness stout.


[Reveal] Spoiler:
A: Guinness stout

THOUSANDAIRE for a total of $11K


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10K: +1 because I've never heard the word aphthong. 3 choices have silent letters. But diff 3 have weirdly- pronounced letters.


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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
Celebrity Week
Piff the Magic Dragon (John van der Put)

Charity: Feeding America

He didn't win on America's Got Talent but he seems to be doing all right for himself (and Mr. Piffles).

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earendel wrote:
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
Celebrity Week
Piff the Magic Dragon (John van der Put)

Charity: Feeding America

He didn't win on America's Got Talent but he seems to be doing all right for himself (and Mr. Piffles).

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We saw him in Las Vegas in December. My wife and daughter loved him, me not so much.

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This guy's antics had my eyes rolling so much, I think I hurt myself.

I'll give him a pass on his costume, since that's his whole shtick. But while regular contestants have their cell phones, wallets and anything else that might possibly hide a cheat sheet confiscated for the duration of the taping, Piff walks out with an entire collapsible prop table. So, I expect he's going to use that to perform some magic tricks during his run. Instead, he opens it up only to pour himself a mug of cocoa from a thermos and to open up a bag of donuts to munch on. Later, he takes out a lollipop. :roll:

And after he leaves a lifeline on the table when he votes for Peruvian pecan pies, he gets invited back for some more screen time duing the "audience" contestant game. :roll:

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10K: +1 because I've never heard the word aphthong. 3 choices have silent letters. But diff 3 have weirdly- pronounced letters.
The prefix "a" usually means something is missing or absent. An atheist doesn't believe in God. An agnostic lacks knowledge. Aphasia is an inability to speak. So I felt fairly confident that aphthong referred to a letter combination with a silent letter. --Bob

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I was looking into the etymology of aphthong. It is interesting.

I was trying to make it into aph-thong but it is a-phthong. The a- is the usual "without" and -phthongus which is from the Greek for "clear, distinct sound." Phthong seemed really strange to me until I realized it is in words like diphthong. I think I usually misspell it without that first "h" and I certainly don't pronounce it DIFF-thong but that is probably more correct. Ophthalmology has that -phth but that is from ophthalmos which is Greek for eye.

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