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 Post subject: Showdown Recap for 10 Apr 2018 at BWW in ABQ
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:43 pm 
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Showdown Recap for 10 Apr 2018 at BWW Gibson in ABQ

The team was ready, willing, and disabled at the start of this game. We had only 10 people, but were able to manipulate 15 boxes for this game.


Worn-up Round

1. A periscope is an instrument of: OBSERVATION.
2. Onions, bell peppers, and celery make up the holy trinity of ___ cuisine. CAJUN.
3. A nefarious person is one who is: WICKED.
4. The Dalasi is this country’s official currency: GAMBIA.
5. Which of these is a slang term for an unpopped popcorn kernel? SPINSTER.
6. The Red River forms a small part of the northeast border of: TEXAS.
7. ‘Contact’ is a 1985 science fiction novel by this popular scientist: CARL SAGAN.
8. Pegida is a European political organization centered in: GERMANY.
9. What popular movie actress was known as the ‘Oomph Girl’? ANN SHERIDAN.
10. Oil from the marula tree is a staple in the lives of the people of: SOUTHERN AFRICA.
[There were splits or missed calls on #’s 4, 8, and 10.]


Ground-down Round

1. Where would one most likely find a subtonic? MUSICAL SCALE.
2. Which Biblical figure is Abraham’s nephew? LOT.
3. The largest of the United Arab Emirates is: ABU DHABI.
4. ___ is a popular family of software operating systems. LINUX.
5. Francois Rabelais was a noted French writer of the: 16 TH CENTURY.
6. An agelast is a person who never: LAUGHS.
7. It is the oldest military award still given by the U.S. military: PURPLE HEART.
8. Which word is a synonym of antecedent? PREVENIENT.
9. The name of Fred Casely should be familiar to fans of this musical: CHICAGO.
10. Where did Shay’s Rebellion begin in 1786? MASSACHUSETTS.
11. Which business model is also called a recurring revenue business model? SUBSCRIPTION.
12. Glastonbury Tor, an interesting site in England, is a: HILL.
[5-way splits on #’s 6 and 9 marred an otherwise perfect round.]



Scatology Round

S1. Rivers of the World v RELIGION
The ‘Mishnah’ is considered the first major work of ___ literature. RABBINIC. {DUFF}

S2. Literary characters v CHEMICAL ELEMENTS
Which element did French chemist Antoine Lavoisier recognize and name in 1778? OXYGEN. {SCOOTR}

S3. NATIONAL FLAGS v What is it?
The national flag of ___ has a carmine field bisected by a horizontal white stripe. LATVIA. {BLZBUB, channeling his inner Sheldon Cooper.}

S4. CHEMICAL ELEMENTS v Rivers of the world
This silvery-gray metal resembles iron: MANGANESE. {SCOOTR}

S5. WHAT IS IT? v Literary characters
What exactly is a klaxon? ALERTING DEVICE. {SCOOTR}

S6. Religion v NATIONAL FLAGS
From 1977 to 2011, this country’s flag was just a plain green rectangle: LIBYA. {BLZBUB}
[The team ran the table here, mostly with pre-calls.]

Frightening Round

1. Edi Rama took office as President of ___ in 2013. ALBANIA.
2. Which word contains all five main vowels in alphabetical order? AERIOUS.
3. 2011 marked the launching of the ___ and final American space shuttle mission: 135 TH.
4. Find the line of hair care and skin products among the popular wines: GARNIER FRUCTIS.
5. What country landed its first robotic lander on the Moon in 2013? CHINA.
6. Which singer underwent kidney transplant surgery in the Summer of 2017? SELENA GOMEZ.
7. In baseball slang, an easy fly ball is known as a: CAN OF CORN.
[We muffed #1, but got all the rest with ease.]


Py-Ram-It Round

P1. A famous poem by ___ starts with ‘A rock, a river, a tree.’
Choices: A.E Poe; J.K. Rowling; Sylvia Plath; Truman Capote: Maya Angelou
A: MAYA ANGELOU. {Two-way split with Plath, but 9 of the 15 boxes went Angelou.}

P2. Like humans, this animal goes through menopause:
Choices: Killer whale, Platypus, Chimpanzee, Penguin, Giraffe
A: KILLER WHALE {!!!} {We went chimp and got chumped.}
PLEASE: DID ANY OF THE TEAMS IN THE MCCARTHY CUP SWEET SIXTEEN GET THIS RIGHT? A HEFTY BET HANGS ON THE OUTCOME OF YOUR ANSWERS.

P3. ‘Belshazzar’s feast’ is a famous 1635 painting by:
Choices: Picasso, Bottecelli, Da Vinci, El Greco, Rembrandt
A: REMBRANDT. {DUFF}

P4. In 1873, he became a professor at Boston University:
Choices: R.W. Emerson, Geo. McClellan, Fred. Remington, A.G Bell, Stephen Foster
A: ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL. {CHILL and DUFF}

P5. Which body of water’s surface is about 470,000 square miles?
Choices: Long Island Sound, Black Sea, Hudson Bay, Great Salt Lake, Mediterranean Sea
A: HUDSON BAY {Most went with the Med, and upon seeing this was wrong dug into our pockets for our meds.}

The entire team finished with only 3 of 5 correct for this round. ARRGH!


FINAL TRAGEDY
Topic: U.S.PRESIDENTS

Which U.S. President graduated from Union College in 1848?

1. William McKinley
2. Andrew Johnson
3. Woodrow Wilson
4. Franklin Pierce
5. Chester Arthur

The order of the eliminations was 3, 1, 4, and 2, leaving #5, CHESTER ARTHUR as the correct answer. Three of the team got a box on this choice right away. Three others went here after about 50 per cent of the points they had wagered decayed off the board.

There were so many helpful clues to this answer embedded in the question. But we couldn’t put them together fast enough for the whole team to benefit. It’s too long a story to tell here.

The top individual scores for the night were 48864, 46908, 45227, 40560, 39259, and 36832 points.

The team’s average score for this game was 42,941 points.

The Ragged Rascals’ systemwide ranking was TENTH Place. But we note with disgust that the #1, 3 and 5 finishers were Borg Collectives. Hey wait, that means we actually finished SEVENTH where it counts.

The wetware-only rankings were:
1. BWW Arlington aka the Grand Slam at 49682,
2. Houlihan’s Westbury, NY @ 46728
3. BWW Kent, OH aka The Fellowship @ 46085
4. BWW Montgomery, AL @ 44998
5. CK’s Tavern, Phoenix, AZ @ 44919
6. T’s Rockin… of Columbus, MI @ 43082
7. The Ragged Rascal, BWW ABQ @ 42941
8. Old Barn, Portland, OR @ 42790
9. BWW Denton, TX @ 42426, and
10. Four Corners of Chapel Hill, NC @ 42363.

Congrats to all. For details of the McCarthy Cup, tune into ANON's write-up.

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 Post subject: Re: Showdown Recap for 10 Apr 2018 at BWW in ABQ
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:02 pm 
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Well, hell... :roll:

S3 - WHAT IS IT? - A shibboleth is a: WIDELY HELD BELIEF

S6 - RELIGION - St. Jerome's Latin translation of the Bible is known as the: VULGATE

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 Post subject: Re: Showdown Recap for 10 Apr 2018 at BWW in ABQ
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:54 pm 
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BLZBUB wrote:
P2. Like humans, this animal goes through menopause:
Choices: Killer whale, Platypus, Chimpanzee, Penguin, Giraffe
A: KILLER WHALE {!!!} {We went chimp and got chumped.}
PLEASE: DID ANY OF THE TEAMS IN THE MCCARTHY CUP SWEET SIXTEEN GET THIS RIGHT? A HEFTY BET HANGS ON THE OUTCOME OF YOUR ANSWERS.


And who, may we inquire, is the referee of this wager?

I didn't play the quiz, but was witness to the question in real time. Perhaps if I had been playing, I would have been more vehement regarding the correct answer, and the Tailgate might have taken me seriously. But I wasn't, and they didn't. So, discounting BWW-Gibson and the Tailgate, is the wager to be resolved by no positive response, but rather by silence?

The whole business seems flimsy to me, but a worthwhile excuse to resurrect the pleasant custom of duelling with pistols.


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 Post subject: Re: Showdown Recap for 10 Apr 2018 at BWW in ABQ
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:25 pm 
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I would speculate, could this have been learned by someone at a visit to a Sea World?


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 Post subject: Re: Showdown Recap for 10 Apr 2018 at BWW in ABQ
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whales wrote:
I would speculate, could this have been learned by someone at a visit to a Sea World?


WHALES may know more than he's letting on.

The privilege of menopause would only be granted to an apex species.


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 Post subject: Re: Showdown Recap for 10 Apr 2018 at BWW in ABQ
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S1: RIVERS OF THE WORLD: Matadi is on the _____________ River. Answer: Congo [see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matadi ]


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 Post subject: Re: Showdown Recap for 10 Apr 2018 at BWW in ABQ
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Thanks, REACH. Never having heard of Matadi...


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 Post subject: Re: Showdown Recap for 10 Apr 2018 at BWW in ABQ
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S2. Literary Characters: This character carried a homemade umbrella. ANS: Robinson Crusoe

S4. Rivers of the World: Where is the Angara River? ANS: Russia (It drains Lake Baikal).

S5. Literary Characters: Winston Smith is a character in this novel. ANS: 1984

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 Post subject: Re: Showdown Recap for 10 Apr 2018 at BWW in ABQ
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BLZBUB wrote:
PLEASE: DID ANY OF THE TEAMS IN THE MCCARTHY CUP SWEET SIXTEEN GET THIS RIGHT? A HEFTY BET HANGS ON THE OUTCOME OF YOUR ANSWERS.


I have not been ignoring you on this, BLZBUB. The fact is that I was unable to attend on Tuesday, so I just did not know what happened in Kent. I asked a teammate today, and she said that while most of the team gravitated toward chimp, a few were trying to suggest the whale and ended up landing on that (BOTAN is our usual go-to person on animal questions, and it looks like he probably was one of them).

So no, The Fellowship did not get it right, although probably half the people who contributed to the team score did. I'm not sure how you will score that for the bet.

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 Post subject: Re: Showdown Recap for 10 Apr 2018 at BWW in ABQ
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whales wrote:
I would speculate, could this have been learned by someone at a visit to a Sea World?


Is anyone here a marine biologist?

No, not at Time Out at least :(


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 Post subject: Re: Showdown Recap for 10 Apr 2018 at BWW in ABQ
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griff wrote:
Is anyone here a marine biologist?


Well done, sir.

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 Post subject: Re: Showdown Recap for 10 Apr 2018 at BWW in ABQ
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diablo2112 wrote:

Well done, sir.

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Well, is that a Titleist?


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