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    Default Noo Thread: Foo Jeopardy

    The Foo once took a stab at writing a novel. . .I have about 3500 words of it hiding on an external drive somewhere.

    The Foo has great talent, wonderful imaginations, and serious wordsmithing skills.

    And I suspect we can play "Jeopardy."

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    Default Here's how it might work. . .

    A poster poses a category and a dollar amount to answer a question by moderator Albert Einstein's question.

    If you post the correct answer, you will post the next question.

    Such as:

    "Give me 'Rolling Stones' for $500, Albert."

    Thank you, Reno Zag. The answer is:

    It was the first Stones album recorded entirely in the United States

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    Default And then. . . another player would write. . .

    an answer to the previous post's question

    " What was "Aftermath."


    "I'll take 'Reel Sports' for $300, Albert."

    Thank you [ username ] The answer is:


    "He played Yankee star felled by illness that took his name."
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    And so it goes. . .

    And Albert is a fine moderator. Less snarky than that Trebeck guy. . .


    Beats counting numbers as far as post-padding goes. . .might be a way to ease in to spring. . .

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    Who was Lou Gehrig?

    I’ll take, “Celebrity Restaurateurs” for $200, Albert.

    This famous restaurateur famously proclaimed, “This is our f—ing city!” On April 20, 2013.
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    Sorry, Martin Centre Madman, that answer is incorrect."

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    Who is Gary Cooper?

    Movies: Archibald Leach, Bernard Schwartz and Lucille LeSueur

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    Quote Originally Posted by 23dpg View Post
    Who is Gary Cooper?

    Movies: Archibald Leach, Bernard Schwartz and Lucille LeSueur
    Who are Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, and Joan Crawford

    Nobel Prize Winners: The first person to receive a Nobel prize for two different sciences.

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    Who is Linus Pauling? Probably wrong.

    I would have also accepted, Who are 3 people who have never beeen in my kitchen. (Look it up)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 23dpg View Post
    Who is Linus Pauling? Probably wrong.

    I would have also accepted, Who are 3 people who have never beeen in my kitchen. (Look it up)
    Try again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzgirl_127 View Post

    Nobel Prize Winners: The first person to receive a Nobel prize for two different sciences.
    Who is Madame Marie Curie ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Who is Madame Marie Curie ?
    Correct!

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    Famous Phrases for $100, Albert

    On June 6, 1944, he said "The eyes of the world are upon you."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Famous Phrases for $100, Albert

    On June 6, 1944, he said "The eyes of the world are upon you."
    Who is the Joint Forces command General about to order the largest landing in military history, Eisenhower?

    Your date gave me the biggest clue, I knew it had to be either Ike, Bradley or FDR. So, I looked it up. Is that cheating? It's the foo, I suspect it's okay.

    Give me American Reptiles for $200, Albert:

    "It is the largest and most aggressive venomous snake found in North America, and one of the main reasons that Dixie Zag does not walk around the yard at night in flip flops."
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
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    What is a water moccasin ?

    ( Did not look it up and yes, of course you can look things up. . .it's the Foo. . .there are no rules in the Foo. If you ain't cheatin', you ain't trying. . .I think Orioles Manager Earl Weaver said that. Also could have been any number of Nixon cabinet members. . . )

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    What is a water moccasin ?

    ( Did not look it up and yes, of course you can look things up. . .it's the Foo. . .there are no rules in the Foo. If you ain't cheatin', you ain't trying. . .I think Orioles Manager Earl Weaver said that. Also could have been any number of Nixon cabinet members. . . )
    An earnest and concerned Trebek face says "Noooo, 'sorry' (Canadian accented 'sorry' as Alex is Canadian), that would be "What is the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, found in the northern panhandle of Florida, southern Alabama and MS, it is the most deadly north American snake. Water moccassins are not quite as aggressive, smaller and less toxic venom, almost never fatal for people, a mid-sized dog will likely survive a moccasin bite, but not a rattler.

    I'll take Texas history for $200:

    Alex: It is both the unofficial state song of Texas, and the university of Texas "spirit song."
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    Alex is not the host and moderator. . .it's Albert Einstein. . .we're the Foo, we deserve a class act. . .

    "What is 'The Eyes of Texas." ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Alex is not the host and moderator. . .it's Albert Einstein. . .we're the Foo, we deserve a class act. . .

    "What is 'The Eyes of Texas." ??
    Correct, (and you surely noted that I riffed off your last question about the eyes of the world) You have the board, Reno.

    And I think if anyone has the mental flexibility and sense of humor to fill in for Alex, it would be Prof. Einstein. Anyone who made the face that iconic photo with his tongue sticking out seems perfect foo material.

    Brilliant thread, btw
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    Quote Originally Posted by DixieZag View Post
    An earnest and concerned Trebek face says "Noooo, 'sorry' (Canadian accented 'sorry' as Alex is Canadian), that would be "What is the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, found in the northern panhandle of Florida, southern Alabama and MS, it is the most deadly north American snake. Water moccassins are not quite as aggressive, smaller and less toxic venom, almost never fatal for people, a mid-sized dog will likely survive a moccasin bite, but not a rattler.

    I'll take Texas history for $200:

    Alex: It is both the unofficial state song of Texas, and the university of Texas "spirit song."
    What is “God Blessed Texas,” and/or “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” and/or “All My Exes Live in Texas,” and/or “Georgia on my Mind”?

    Was I too late?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Centre Mad Man View Post
    What is “God Blessed Texas,” and/or “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” and/or “All My Exes Live in Texas,” and/or “Georgia on my Mind”?

    Was I too late?
    Albert: I'm afraid RenoZag beat you at the buzzer, MCMM. . .he's got a quick finger. Not speed of light quick, mind you. . . Reno, it's your move


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    "Potent Potables" for $400, Albert"

    The answer is:

    " This cocktail was favored by Jeff Bridge's 'Dude' in 1998's 'The Big Lebowski'

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    My score after one round...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    "Potent Potables" for $400, Albert"

    The answer is:

    " This cocktail was favored by Jeff Bridge's 'Dude' in 1998's 'The Big Lebowski'
    Buzzes in with authority!

    Who was Ivan Drago!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Centre Mad Man View Post
    Buzzes in with authority!

    Who was Ivan Drago!?!

    No! Wait! What is a white Russian?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Centre Mad Man View Post
    No! Wait! What is a white Russian?
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