Swampcrash 2020 - Week Five

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Re: Swampcrash 2020 - Week Five

Post by Rush2112 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:38 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:01 pm
BSF21 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:58 pm
tennbengal wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:53 pm
Total blow out. Would help if I had read the damn Olympics question correctly, but was dead in any event as that was a lay-up one for my opponent - who wrote the question...
Totally misread that as well. Read it as name one of the countries that HAS hosted but is outside that top 30. I'm a stupid.
It me.
and I totally forgot about the early ass Olympics in the Netherlands.
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Re: Swampcrash 2020 - Week Five

Post by Jerloma » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:57 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:33 pm
Rhoda got robbed.
So did Different World. That show captured a very important time in young, black culture.
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Re: Swampcrash 2020 - Week Five

Post by Brontoburglar » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:29 pm

Ryan wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:12 pm
Q2 - All but three of the elements numbered 96-107 on the Perioidic Table are named for people in the scientific community. Name one of those famous people (10)
NOTE: One element is named for multiple people and they are combined into 1 correct answer


CORRECT
Dmitri Mendeleev (1) - Shirley
Ernest Rutherford (1) - LJam
Alfred Nobel (2) - AB, Jerloma
Enrico Fermi (3) - BSF, Rush, Wlu
Glenn Seaborg (3) - Diamond, Gunpowder, Sabo
The Curies (4) - Bengal, Cerrano, DSafe, GoodKarma
Nice Job, Einsteins (14) - BFJ, Brian, Carwash, Chedda, Duff, Giff, Mister D, NO3L, Nonlinear, PDX, Pruitt, Rass, Rex, Syb

INCORRECT (19)
Isaac Newton - HaulCitgo, Sancarlos
No answer - Bronto

LEFTOVERS
Ernest Lawrence
Niels Bohr
I somehow read this as "the element has the person's name" so I was about to go "Tommy Copper" because I couldn't think of what element was a person's last name and boy...
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Re: Swampcrash 2020 - Week Five

Post by Pruitt » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:30 pm

Brontoburglar wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:29 pm
Ryan wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:12 pm
Q2 - All but three of the elements numbered 96-107 on the Perioidic Table are named for people in the scientific community. Name one of those famous people (10)
NOTE: One element is named for multiple people and they are combined into 1 correct answer


CORRECT
Dmitri Mendeleev (1) - Shirley
Ernest Rutherford (1) - LJam
Alfred Nobel (2) - AB, Jerloma
Enrico Fermi (3) - BSF, Rush, Wlu
Glenn Seaborg (3) - Diamond, Gunpowder, Sabo
The Curies (4) - Bengal, Cerrano, DSafe, GoodKarma
Nice Job, Einsteins (14) - BFJ, Brian, Carwash, Chedda, Duff, Giff, Mister D, NO3L, Nonlinear, PDX, Pruitt, Rass, Rex, Syb

INCORRECT (19)
Isaac Newton - HaulCitgo, Sancarlos
No answer - Bronto

LEFTOVERS
Ernest Lawrence
Niels Bohr
I somehow read this as "the element has the person's name" so I was about to go "Tommy Copper" because I couldn't think of what element was a person's last name and boy...
This Tommy Cooper?

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Re: Swampcrash 2020 - Week Five

Post by Shirley » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:55 pm

So many weeks I get caught up in Friday meetings and forget about this until night. It was fun reading through this just now. It's uncanny how often I delete one or two better answers than the one I picked (which is sometimes wrong). But I finally squeaked out a win!
Totally Kafkaesque

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Re: Swampcrash 2020 - Week Five

Post by The Sybian » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:31 pm

Giff picked a great question to fuck me with. 14 on Frasier and he gets to answer Daria... No fucking way anyone was coming up with that. I knew Frasier would be a pick point answer, but I really thought Jeffersons would be bigger. Didn't have the balls to go with other options, because who the fuck knows what some random website will pick as the top 10.

As for the baseball question, I knew Buffalo had a pro team with the same name as the current (when I lived there) minor league. I didn't understand the rest of the qualifiers for the question, so I just went with Buffalo.
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Re: Swampcrash 2020 - Week Five

Post by Gunpowder » Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:24 pm

I knew Buffalo would be popular but I went with the "pick your spots and fill in with popular correct answers" strategy this week and it worked well. Of course, Glenn Seaborg was supposed to be a 1-pointer what the fuck is wrong with you people how did two of you pick Glenn G-Damn Seaborg wtf

I didn't even know Frasier was a spin-off.
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Re: Swampcrash 2020 - Week Five

Post by cerrano » Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:02 pm

Good game, Sabes.
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Re: Swampcrash 2020 - Week Five

Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:33 pm

Shirley wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:55 pm
So many weeks I get caught up in Friday meetings and forget about this until night. It was fun reading through this just now. It's uncanny how often I delete one or two better answers than the one I picked (which is sometimes wrong). But I finally squeaked out a win!
Good game, dude.
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Re: Swampcrash 2020 - Week Five

Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:34 pm

Gunpowder wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:24 pm

I didn't even know Frasier was a spin-off.
Wait, what?

I know I'm getting old, but you never watched Cheers?
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Re: Swampcrash 2020 - Week Five

Post by Gunpowder » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:49 am

I don't think I've seen more than 10 minutes total of Cheers.
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Re: Swampcrash 2020 - Week Five

Post by sancarlos » Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:00 pm

Gunpowder wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:49 am
I don't think I've seen more than 10 minutes total of Cheers.
This is where our age differences show up. Back when Cheers was a top-rated show on prime-time, it was a cultural phenomenon. Everybody knew about it and saw it regularly. (Keep in mind, this was a time before internet, without many cable tv options. Dinosaurs roamed the earth.)
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Re: Swampcrash 2020 - Week Five

Post by Johnny Carwash » Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:01 pm

I think I'm about 5 years older than GPJ, and barely watched Cheers during its original run, but watched the shit out of re-runs in college. Don't know how much of an outlier that makes me, though.
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Re: Swampcrash 2020 - Week Five

Post by rass » Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:30 pm

Ha. Bet that Dominos commercial went right over your head!
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Re: Swampcrash 2020 - Week Five

Post by Gunpowder » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:31 am

Johnny Carwash wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:01 pm
I think I'm about 5 years older than GPJ, and barely watched Cheers during its original run, but watched the shit out of re-runs in college. Don't know how much of an outlier that makes me, though.
When I went to college (2002 was my first year), we were firmly in the high-speed internet in every room/LAN Halo party stage of things. Not sure when that started but I didn't watch a lot of TV there.
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