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The Bus
12-26-09, 02:49 PM
<img src="http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/sheep2009.gif">

Intro for first time players

(Reverse) Sheep is a game that is part Family Feud, part trivia game. The object of the game is to outwit other players through a series of questions that are usually united in theme. There are two types of questions.

The first, Sheep, is one where you try to think like everyone else and match their answers. The more people you match, the better you do. Let's say we have a game of six players (A through F). A Sheep question might be something like "Name a great color." Sheep questions never have right or wrong answers. Let's say our five players answered like this:

Players A, C, and E said "Blue"
Players B and D said "Green"
Player F said "Chartreuse"

Scoring in Sheep games is like golf: the lower your score, the better. The "Blue" players get -3 points (and the best answer). The "Green" players get -2 points. Player F did not match anyone and gets 0 points.

The second type of question, Reverse Sheep, is the exaxt opposite. You want to avoid matching other players. A Reverse Sheep question might be something like "Name a state of the Atlantic Coast." Reverse Sheep questions always have right or wrong answers. Let's say our players answered like this:

Players D and E said "Delaware"
Players F and B said "Maine"
Player C said "Texas"
Player A said "South Carolina"

The "Delaware" players get +2 points (a penalty, since you want to have a low score). The "Maine" players also get +2 points. Player C's answer might be debated among the players to see if it is considered correct or not. Wrong answers always score above the most common answer. You're always better off going for something obvious than for something obviously wrong.

That's the gist of it. Each person running a game adds little rules here and there but those are the basics.


Critical praise for the game

"These things are the most fun way to waste time at work since GemCraft." - maxfisher

"This is the most stirring display of gallantry and sportsmanship since Mountbatten gave India back to the Punjabs." - wishbone

"These have been really fun." - Tracer Bullet

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank The Bus for quite possibly the funniest commentary of any of the sheep games." - orangecrush18



General Rules

<ul><li> The object of the game is to out-think everyone by picking answers to questions that are the most common (<FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">Sheep</font>) or least common (<FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #A3D867">Reverse Sheep</font>), but still correct.
<li> Example <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">Sheep</font> question: "Name a professional golfer." A good answer might be Tiger Woods and a bad answer might be Chichi Rodriguez.
<li> Example <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #A3D867">Reverse Sheep</font> question: "Name a play by Shakespeare." Romeo & Juliet might be a bad answer, but Two Gentlemen of Verona might be a good answer. (Unless everyone is trying to go as obscure as possible).
<li> Scores are tallied according to the number of players answering that question. Sheep answers are tallied as negative. Reverse Sheep answers are tallied as positive. The lowest score wins.
<li> There is no such thing as wrong answer for a Sheep question. Wrong answers in Reverse Sheep are scored two points above the most common answer. This penalty is multiplied by the Lightning Round Multiplier.
<li> Certain rounds are considered Lightning Rounds (designated by a multiplier, such as ×2). In these rounds, scores are adjusted by the <u>number on the multiplier</u>. A wrong answer still gets a +4 penalty in a ×2 round and a +6 penalty in a ×3 round, and so on. In a sheep round, a wrong answer scores normally.
<li> You may not cheat by using Google, Wikipedia, etc. Use only what's in your head, with the exception of questions followed by a <b>√ Check</b>. (Not always in every game). (See more in the Sets section below).
<li> Please send in your answers to me via PM. Place only one answer per line, without numbers, set info, or the question itself. Add {sd} to the end of the answer, not the beginning. Those who do not do this will be penalized 10 points right off the bat.
<li> Note: Be creative with your answers, but don't be stupid.
<li> Sheep questions are marked by an <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font>, Reverse Sheep questions are marked by an <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #A3D867">R:</font>.
</ul>


Game-Specific Rules

<ul><li> Unless specifically mentioned in the question, all answers are about this year (2009). Imagine that the phrase "of this year" or "in 2009" is included in each question, and keep that in mind for your answers.
<li> Question spreadsheets for your convenience: <a href="http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/Sheep2009.xls">Excel</a> | <a href="http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Asm-9xufUpeedHNGSUUtOXNKZUFaWGJMNHhVejJ2Wmc&hl=en">Google Docs</a>
<li> Unique Bonus: Reverse Sheep questions will generate additional bonus (negative) points according to the following:
1 Unique is awarded -25
2 Uniques are awarded -15 each
3 Uniques are awarded -10 each
4 Uniques are awarded -5 each
5+ Uniques are awarded -1 each
<li> Slam Ducks {sd} Players have the power of multipliers in their hands. Each player is given five (5) Slam Ducks ({sd}s) which they use by adding {sd} to the end of their answer. Slam Dunks have different effects depending on the question you use them in:
<ul><li> In <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">Sheep</font> questions, the {sd} adds 1 to the Multiplier. There is no limit to how many {sd}s you use.
<li> In <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #A3D867">Reverse Sheep</font> questions, you can use a single {sd} to add +1 to everyone else's Multiplier (who has the same answer as you). If your answer is unique, it will add +2 to the Multiplier for your Unique Bonus. However, if your answer is wrong, it does nothing. There is no benefit to using more than one {sd} for each <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #A3D867">R:</font> question.
<li> NEW! You may now use a Slam Duck to cover for any gaps in your knowledge. Answering a question simply with an {sd} (and nothing else) means you automagically get the <i>second best</i> score for that question, not counting any Multipliers, Unique Bonuses, etc.</ul>
<li> Sets The game will be broken up into different sets. This game, there's seven sets, with various questions in each. They affect the game in two ways:
<ul><li> You may choose one set and do as much research as you wish on those questions. This means you can use Google, Wikipedia, Pharoh's sons, JasonF's wife, etc. to figure out your answer. Rockmjd23, I guess for you that means you can go above and beyond and call Bob Costas himself and ask him to review your questions. I don't know.
<li> NEW! Up to the top <u>three</u> players of each set get to affect the game, depending on what they choose to play as their Role. Declare this at the time you submit your answers.
<ul><li> Libertarians get a -7 point bonus.
<li> Republicans give everyone ranking below them a +1 penalty. Half of that total amount (rounded up) becomes their bonus. If JasonF has 10 people below him, he would give them each +1 and then get a -5.
<li> Democrats give everyone ranking above them a +2 penalty. Half of that total amount (rounded up) becomes their bonus. If orangecrush has 40 people ahead of him, they each get +2 and he gets -20.
<li> Assassins give the top three players +15, +10, and +5. If they are currently in the top 3 overall, they avoid that penalty and get -15 as well.
<li> You have to choose the same Role for the entire game. The Role bonuses are all calculated simultaneously at the end of each Set. </ul>
</ul>




The Questions
<ol>
<br><b>The Year in Movies</b>
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> Name an actor who became a household name, at least on this site.
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> ×2 Name an overhyped movie that failed to deliver to general audiences.
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> Name a movie that is a lock-in for Best Picture nomination for next year's Oscars.
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #A3D867">R:</font> Name a new theatrically released film that grossed at least $100MM domestically.
<br><b>The Year in Music</b>
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> Name a musician who made headlines for something other than their music.
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> Name this year's most surprising new artist.
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> Name someone who appeared, live or via satellite, at Michael Jackson's funeral. (They don't have to be a musician). <b>√ Check</b>
<br><b>The Year in Television</b>
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #A3D867">R:</font> Name a series that was cancelled, even if it aired previous to this year.
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #A3D867">R:</font> ×2 Name the host of a national late night talk show that airs at least three distinct episodes a week.
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> Name the best new show on television.
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> Name a broadcast or cable show that has now hit its stride and is widely lauded.
<br><b>The Year in Gaming</b>
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #A3D867">R:</font> Name a sequel that was released on disc in the US and sold at least a million copies worldwide.
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> Consider the three main console makers. Name the one that most improved their library and market outlook.
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> Name a game originally announced for release this year that was delayed into 2010.
<br><b>The Year in Sports</b>
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> ×2 Name the athlete that grabbed the most headlines for on-field performance (good or bad).
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> Name the month in 2010 that Tiger Woods will return to playing professional golf. If it's not a month in 2010, name the year.
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> Name the pro sports team with the most embarassing decline in performance.
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #A3D867">R:</font> Name a professional or Division I team in football, basketball, or hockey that lost or fired its head coach.
<br><b>The Year in Politics</b>
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> Aside from President Obama, name a politician that made headlines.
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> ×2 Name a political/news buzzword that did not exist widely previous to this year and is now somewhat common. <b>√ Check</b>
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #A3D867">R:</font> Name a head of state who met with President Obama face-to-face this year.
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #A3D867">R:</font> Name a country that had elections for its head of state this year.
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> Name a corporation that made headlines this year, for positive or negative news.
<br><b>The Year in Other</b>
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #A3D867">R:</font> Name someone who passed away and had a thread dedicated to their death (anywhere on the site, Christmas or prior).
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> Name this site's best new meme. <b>√ Check</b>
<li> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> ×2 Name Other's best thread of the year. <b>√ Check</b>
</ol>

Reminders: <b>√ Check</b> means you can Google/Wikipedia/search/etc. Question spreadsheets for your convenience: <a href="http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/Sheep2009.xls">Excel</a> | <a href="http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Asm-9xufUpeedHNGSUUtOXNKZUFaWGJMNHhVejJ2Wmc&hl=en">Google Docs</a>

I don't know what kind of response I will get. This game will begin BEFORE the end of the year. I will need at least 20 players.

Good luck!

Red Dog
12-26-09, 03:33 PM
Shouldn't this be in Otter?

Groucho
12-26-09, 03:44 PM
Consider adding "role" to the spreadsheet so people don't forget to include it.

Also:

Unwritten Rule: No Cock-Blocking

What is a "cock-block"? That's when you see a "clever" way to answer a question, and instead of simply answering in that clever way you ask first if it's okay. Thus blowing it for anybody else who thought of that clever answer.

The Bus
12-26-09, 03:59 PM
Groucho, the spreadsheets are updated. Great suggestion. You start the game at -1.

Any cock-blocks previous to the locking/starting of the game will cost players a +5.

Groucho
12-26-09, 04:02 PM
Well, that's a refreshing change. Usually I start the game with some sort of penalty for being a dick.

Cardsfan111
12-26-09, 04:56 PM
^ The game hasn't started yet... ;)

orangecrush
12-28-09, 08:57 AM
Thank you Mr. Crack dealer!
http://www.thecaptainsmemos.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/tyrone1.jpg

orangecrush
12-28-09, 09:54 AM
Question: Do the Salahis count as heads of state?

Groucho
12-28-09, 09:59 AM
Question: Do the Salahis count as heads of state?Cock-blocked again!

orangecrush
12-28-09, 10:03 AM
Cock-blocked again!I knew you would say that. :mad:

Red Dog
12-28-09, 11:11 AM
I would need to cheat for at least 3 of those sets. :lol:

Venusian
12-28-09, 11:35 AM
I turned in some answers. i hope i got the rules right

Tracer Bullet
12-28-09, 11:47 AM
I'm working on my answers! I'll have them in to you in a couple of hours! Don't start without me!

JasonF
12-28-09, 11:47 AM
I'm in. Bring it on!

Tracer Bullet
12-28-09, 11:51 AM
Okay these questions are hard :lol:

wishbone
12-28-09, 12:02 PM
I turned in some answers. i hope i got the rules rightDon't forget to cock-block Groucho prior to the lock of the game.

orangecrush
12-28-09, 12:13 PM
PM sent.
Okay these questions are hard :lol:I agree. I have no idea about the last 2 questions or what new bands even exist. I wanted to stack my slam dunks but couldn't think of an obvious question to do it on. Actually, I could think of two questions, but I think others may give the wrong answer (al la apple making the best laptops).

The Bus
12-28-09, 01:05 PM
What are the JasonF Google penalties? Maybe I should institute them.

Sorry for hard questions. :sad:

orangecrush
12-28-09, 01:21 PM
What are the JasonF Google penalties? Maybe I should institute them.

Sorry for hard questions. :sad:IMO the questions are very good because there aren't many obvious answers. I also think that using the {sd} for a question you just don't know is a good solution.

Palaver
12-28-09, 01:44 PM
Yeah. I think the questions are pretty good, too. There was one that I used my {sd} on because I really had no idea.

Looking forward to the game. Thanks Bus for putting this together.

wishbone
12-28-09, 01:58 PM
What are the JasonF Google penalties? Maybe I should institute them.

Sorry for hard questions. :sad:The assumption is that you will not use Google, Wikipedia, etc. You may choose to do so. However, if you so choose, you must indicate each answer for which you have used an outside resource by placing an asterisk (*) before the answer. You will be penalized one point for your first asterisked answer, two points for your second asterisked answer, four points for your third asterisked answer, and so on.

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/politics-world-events/558290-politics-sheep-4th-term.html

I had trouble with a few questions but I gave it my best guess. Like o18 said the {sd} is a nice option to use for these kind of answers.

Tracer Bullet
12-28-09, 02:11 PM
Answers sent.

JasonF
12-28-09, 02:59 PM
I apparently spend way too much time on the internet, since I didn't find the questions at all difficult. Of course, we'll have to see if I actually matched anybody in any of my sheep answers. ;)

The Bus
12-29-09, 07:53 AM
We've got 13 players so far. I'd like to have 20 or so. Please help me spread the word!

Venusian
12-29-09, 10:59 AM
Want me to move this to Other?

The Bus
12-29-09, 11:04 AM
Sure!

The Bus
12-29-09, 11:20 AM
One role is really really popular.

We've got 13 people so far. Since I can't run this game after this year, I need to start it tomorrow. I hope I can get another 2-7 replies until then.

Groucho
12-29-09, 11:48 AM
I'm doing my part.

Tarantino
12-29-09, 01:46 PM
Answers sent.

orangecrush
12-29-09, 01:49 PM
One role is really really popular.There is only one role that makes sense if you don't suck all the time or are not Rockmjd23. Oh, and thanks for my role in your example.

The Bus
12-29-09, 03:34 PM
No problem oc. ;)

Alright, looks like we have enough people to at least have a relatively good game. This will begin tomorrow. I will accept any other entries I get until then.

Damfino
12-29-09, 03:56 PM
Answers sent

NORML54601
12-29-09, 09:22 PM
I'm in.

Supermallet
12-29-09, 10:33 PM
Answers sent. I've already got a challenge prepared for one of the questions, so watch out! And yes, it's for a reverse sheep question.

The Bus
12-30-09, 07:41 AM
Alright. Let's consider the game closed and running today. I have to do a few things around here but look for it to begin before 10AM EST.

orangecrush
12-30-09, 07:54 AM
:dance:

rabbit77
12-30-09, 08:22 AM
whew glad I remembered to put in my answers this morning. :)

The Bus
12-30-09, 08:28 AM
<img src="http://bottleofblog.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/empty_stadium.jpg">

While the stage is being prepared, let's meet our field of players...

Groucho
12-30-09, 08:32 AM
While the stage is being prepared, let's meet our field of players...http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/6149/gang13512530.jpg

The Bus
12-30-09, 08:46 AM
Our top role should not be a surprise...

<img src="http://lolblog.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/gentlemen.jpg">

The Bus
12-30-09, 08:48 AM
Our field:

bootsy
chowderhead
Damfino
Dooku
Fist of Doom
Groucho
JasonF
NORML54601
orangecrush
Palaver
rabbit77
sauce07
Suprmallet
Tarantino
The Bus
Tracer Bullet
U6C84
Venusian
wishbone

If your name is bolded, you forgot to name your role. I will randomly assign you a role if I don't hear from you by the end of Question 1.

The Bus
12-30-09, 08:55 AM
Let's welcome back our Sheep Ref of the Year, Horacio Elizondo.

<img src="http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/horacio.jpg">

The Bus
12-30-09, 08:58 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">

"And everyone welcome me back! Yay!"

orangecrush
12-30-09, 09:00 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">

"And everyone welcome me back! Yay!"We've sorely missed you good sir.

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:06 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">

"While our Sheep Master continues prepping the field, it has come to my attention that bad formatting penalties are being removed, in celebration of Kwanzaa's day of Nia (Purpose). Today we will make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness."

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:08 AM
No further entries, we are most definitely closed. Everyone grab your coffee, donuts, or if you're unemployed or "currently in transition", your booze.

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:10 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"So here at the start of the game, we have Groucho in the lead with -1 bonus points. After taking some tools to our old workhorse, it looks like our spreadsheet is probably* working somewhat, so let's begin!"

Standings <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #CCFB5D">

01 → Groucho : -1 </font>
02 → bootsy : 0
02 → chowderhead : 0
02 → Damfino : 0
02 → Dooku : 0
02 → Fist of Doom : 0
02 → JasonF : 0
02 → NORML54601 : 0
02 → orangecrush : 0
02 → Palaver : 0
02 → rabbit77 : 0
02 → sauce07 : 0
02 → Suprmallet : 0
02 → Tarantino : 0
02 → The Bus : 0
02 → Tracer Bullet : 0
02 → U6C84 : 0
02 → Venusian : 0
02 → wishbone : 0

Palaver
12-30-09, 09:14 AM
:sad: This is usually the only time of the game where I am in first place.

Groucho
12-30-09, 09:15 AM
:sad: This is usually the only time of the game where I am in first place.Does this mean I get the +5 penalty for cock-blocking?!

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:15 AM
<img src="http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/081030/Taylor-Lautner_l.jpg">
<b>Question 1.</b> Name an actor who became a household name, at least on this site.

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:15 AM
I'd expect this answer from Tracer Bullet or perhaps Groucho...

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:17 AM
<img src="http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/081030/Taylor-Lautner_l.jpg">

Taylor Lautner (0): Damfino


Let's all take our moment to catch our breath and apologize to any coworkers or household pets we may have startled with our loud laughter.

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:18 AM
<img src="http://www.vincedelmontefitness.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/taylor-lautner-shirtless-abs.jpg">

Groucho
12-30-09, 09:18 AM
I thought that guy was Taylor Swift.

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:20 AM
<img src="http://anthonygeorge.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/chris-pine-james-kirk_l.jpg">

Chris Pine (-2): JasonFail, Palaver

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:21 AM
<img src="http://l.yimg.com/eb/ymv/us/img/hv/photo/movie_pix/new_line_cinema/harold_and_kumar_escape_from_guantanamo_bay/ed_helms/pre.jpg">

That guy from the Hangover, Zach Galifianfaikankffanikis (0): orangecrush

Groucho
12-30-09, 09:22 AM
That's not Zach Galifianfaikankffanikis, that's Harold Kumar. -ohbfrank-

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:22 AM
<img src="http://www.cracked.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/shialabeouf_2.jpg">
Shia LeBouf (0): Tracer Bullet

:hscratch:

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:23 AM
<img src="http://popularbiographies.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/kristen-stewart.jpg">
Kristen Stewart (0): wishbone

Sigh.

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:24 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"I'm not sure people remember when movies came out, The Bus."

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:25 AM
<img src="http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/080222/Jesse-Eisenberg_l.jpg">
Michael Cera (0): Tarantino

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:26 AM
And, we actually have a good answer. Unfortunately, it scored just as terribly as the bad ones.

<img src="http://www.filmofilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/inglourious_basterds_christoph-waltz.jpg">
Christoph Waltz (0): Dooku

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:28 AM
Now, for perhaps the worst answer in a long, long time...

<img src="http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/famecrawler/2009/02/CharlieSheen.jpg">
Charlie Sheen (0): NORML54601

This has really been his breakout year.

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:29 AM
And Venusian answers...


<img src="http://graphiteworks.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/barret.jpg">

{sd} (-2)

Giving him the 2nd-best answer.

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:30 AM
Which means one of these answers was great, and the other one didn't score. At all.

<img src="http://movieoverdose.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/bradley-cooper.jpg">
<img src="http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/080213/sam_l.jpg">

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:30 AM
(They kind of look the same, don't they?)

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:31 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"I know who's kicking himself right now..."

Groucho
12-30-09, 09:32 AM
Whoops.

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:32 AM
Me too! The person kicking themselves is...
<img src="http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/080213/sam_l.jpg">

Not in this list:

Sam Worthington (-7):
bootsy
chowderhead
Fist of Doom
rabbit77
sauce07
Suprmallet
The Bus

But they are in this list, in alphabetical order.

Bradley Cooper (0):
Groucho

That is all.

Venusian
12-30-09, 09:34 AM
sweet! off to a good start ;)

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:34 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"Let's start this off with a 7-way tie!"

Standings <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #CCFB5D">

01 → bootsy : -7 </font>
01 → chowderhead : -7
01 → Fist of Doom : -7
01 → rabbit77 : -7
01 → sauce07 : -7
01 → Suprmallet : -7
01 → The Bus : -7
08 → JasonF : -2 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif6
08 → Palaver : -2 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif6
08 → Venusian : -2 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif6
11 → Groucho : -1 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif10
12 → Damfino : 0 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif10
12 → Dooku : 0 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif10
12 → NORML54601 : 0 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif10
12 → orangecrush : 0 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif10
12 → Tarantino : 0 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif10
12 → Tracer Bullet : 0 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif10
12 → U6C84 : 0 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif10
12 → wishbone : 0 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif10

Venusian
12-30-09, 09:34 AM
Is this where I admit I don't know who Sam Worthington is?

Groucho
12-30-09, 09:35 AM
Is this where I admit I don't know who Sam Worthington is?It's also where I admit that I don't know who was pictured in your answer. :lol:

Palaver
12-30-09, 09:36 AM
Is this where I admit I don't know who Sam Worthington is?

I just had to google him.

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:36 AM
<img src="http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/46948000/jpg/_46948794_avatar2_512.jpg">
<b>Question 2.</b> Name an overhyped movie that failed to deliver to general audiences.

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:37 AM
It's also where I admit that I don't know who was pictured in your answer. :lol:

It was the least racist picture of "black guy" I found on GIS.

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:37 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"Just kidding. Everyone loved Avatar: The Last Airbender: The 3D IMAX Film Experience: The Movie."

Groucho
12-30-09, 09:38 AM
This was a hard question for me, because it seems like every overhyped movie this year did good box office. Maybe I'm missing an obvious bomb...

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:38 AM
<img src="http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/tcan.jpg">

Watchmen (0):
orangecrush {slam dunk!}

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:39 AM
This was a hard question for me, because it seems like every overhyped movie this year did good box office. Maybe I'm missing an obvious bomb...

<img src="http://static.reelmovienews.com/images/gallery/land-of-the-lost-promo.jpg">

You mean like Land of the Lost?

Palaver
12-30-09, 09:40 AM
You mean like Land of the Lost?

:fc:

Groucho
12-30-09, 09:41 AM
http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/5011/picardfacepalm764782976.jpg

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:42 AM
Apparently, a lot of people had this guy on their mind:

<img src="http://airlineworld.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/qantas_a380_john_travolta_01.jpg">


And by a lot of people, I mean...

2 people.

And they didn't even match.

<img src="http://www.rightpundits.com/wp-content/photos/John_Travolta.jpg">

That Movie with John Travolta and Robin Williams (0):
U6C84

The Taking of Pelham 123 (0):
Damfino

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:43 AM
http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/5011/picardfacepalm764782976.jpg

Land of the Lost (0):
Palaver

Palaver
12-30-09, 09:44 AM
:jawdrop:

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:44 AM
<img src="http://www.joe-ks.com/archives_dec2005/PolarBearNewYears.jpg">

Polar No Bear hides in shame at these answers.

Bruno (0): bootsy
Jennifer's Body (0): dooku
The Men Who Stare at Goats (0): NORML54601

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:44 AM
Which means we've got two robot movies left in contention.

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:46 AM
One is the 9th highest grossing movie of all time. The other is not even in the Top 100 and has been outgrossed by two, count 'em, two Sandra Bullock movies this year.

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:46 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"So you're saying Terminator: Salvation is a better answer than Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen?"

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:47 AM
<img src="http://blogs.amctv.com/scifi-scanner/one-vs-one-transformer-term.jpg">

Ideally, yes.

Venusian
12-30-09, 09:48 AM
i like how this is going...

Venusian
12-30-09, 09:48 AM
i think

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:48 AM
But we can't always have logic in Sheep games, can we?


No, we cannot.

Terminator: Salvation (-4):
Fist of Doom
The Bus
Tracer Bullet
chowderhead

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (-8):
JasonF
rabbit77
sauce07
Tarantino
Venusian
wishbone
Suprmallet
Groucho

orangecrush
12-30-09, 09:49 AM
It was the least racist picture of "black guy" I found on GIS.And our favorite FFVII character.

orangecrush
12-30-09, 09:51 AM
<img src="http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/tcan.jpg">

Watchmen (0):
orangecrush {slam dunk!}Son of a monkey. I knew I should have gone w/ a more recent movie.

Edit: Clearly, I didn't know it.

Groucho
12-30-09, 09:51 AM
That was a x2 question, cool.

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:53 AM
Yes, yes it was.

The Bus
12-30-09, 09:54 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"And we've got another exciting three-way!"

Standings <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #CCFB5D">

01 → rabbit77 : -23 </font>
01 → sauce07 : -23
01 → Suprmallet : -23
04 → JasonF : -18 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif4
04 → Venusian : -18 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif4
06 → Groucho : -17 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif5
07 → Tarantino : -16 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif5
07 → wishbone : -16 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif5
09 → chowderhead : -15 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif8
09 → Fist of Doom : -15 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif8
09 → The Bus : -15 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif8
12 → Tracer Bullet : -8
13 → bootsy : -7 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif12
14 → Palaver : -2 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif6
15 → Damfino : 0
15 → Dooku : 0
15 → NORML54601 : 0
15 → orangecrush : 0
15 → U6C84 : 0

rabbit77
12-30-09, 10:00 AM
so long as I'm top, I'm ok with 3 ways.

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:01 AM
<img src="http://www.abspartitions.com/abspartitions_files/images/locker-collage.gif">
<b>Question 3.</b> Name a movie that is a lock-in for Best Picture nomination for next year's Oscars.

Groucho
12-30-09, 10:03 AM
Transformers 2, again?

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:04 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"You could certainly say that the winner of this Set is still up in the air, and if they miss a good answer, they'll be put in the hurt locker like an inglourious avatar invictus."

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:05 AM
<img src="http://www.daveonfilm.com/pics/avatar-still-4.png">
Avatar (-5):
bootsy {slam dunk!}
chowderhead
NORML54601
U6C84
Venusian

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:08 AM
<img src="http://anormalday.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/aldo-raine.jpg">
Killing Gnat-sees (0):
Fist of Doom

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:10 AM
<img src="http://www.wildaboutmovies.com/images_7/HumanFactorInvictus.jpg">
Invictus (-3):
Damfino
Tarantino
wishbone

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:12 AM
<img src="http://fandangogroovers.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/from-the-hurt-locker.jpg">
The Hurt Locker (-2):
Groucho {slam dunk!}
orangecrush

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:14 AM
<img src="http://www.avclub.com/assets/images/articles/article/24315/air_up_there1_jpg_300x1000_q85.jpg">
The Air Up There 2: Up Therer (-8):
Dooku
JasonF
Palaver
rabbit77
sauce07
Suprmallet
The Bus
Tracer Bullet

Groucho
12-30-09, 10:14 AM
I didn't use a slam dunk on this question.

orangecrush
12-30-09, 10:15 AM
<img src="http://www.daveonfilm.com/pics/avatar-still-4.png">
Avatar (-5):
bootsy {slam dunk!}
chowderhead
NORML54601
U6C84
VenusianI will see this tonight, so I will reserve judgement until then. But, come on.

Venusian
12-30-09, 10:15 AM
I hadn't even heard of Up in the Air or whatever it is called until my friend invited me to see it tonight

Groucho
12-30-09, 10:16 AM
I hadn't even heard of Up in the Air or whatever it is called until my friend invited me to see it tonightI think that's the one where George Clooney explodes goats with his mind.

orangecrush
12-30-09, 10:20 AM
I should have just made every sheep answer relevant to the last month.

rabbit77
12-30-09, 10:22 AM
It is Oscar season, so I figured the ones released in the last month or so would have the best shot.

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:23 AM
Sorry, it was oc who used it. I thought I made a mistake and switched it to you.

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:23 AM
<img src="http://extratv.warnerbros.com/images/news/0606reynolds.jpg">
<b>Question 4 .</b> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #A3D867">R:</font> Name a new theatrically released film that grossed at least $100MM domestically.

Groucho
12-30-09, 10:26 AM
http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/4079/vizzini20copy.jpg

Palaver
12-30-09, 10:29 AM
No updated rankings? This may be the only time I make a significant move in the entire game.

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:30 AM
<img src="http://www.epikone.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/unique.jpg">

Angels & Demons (-3):
Fist of Doom {slam dunk!}

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (-1):
Dooku

Paranormal Activity (-1):
rabbit77

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (-1):
orangecrush

Taken (-1):
Palaver

The Proposal (-1):
Tracer Bullet :lol:

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (-1):
Groucho

New Moon (-1):
wishbone

Up (-1):
JasonF

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:30 AM
No updated rankings? This may be the only time I make a significant move in the entire game.

Whoops!

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:31 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"At the end of Round 3."

Standings <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #CCFB5D">

01 → rabbit77 : -31 </font>
01 → sauce07 : -31
01 → Suprmallet : -31
04 → JasonF : -26
05 → The Bus : -23 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif4
05 → Venusian : -23
07 → chowderhead : -20
08 → Groucho : -19
08 → Tarantino : -19
08 → wishbone : -19
11 → bootsy : -17
12 → Tracer Bullet : -16
13 → Fist of Doom : -15 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif4
14 → Palaver : -10
15 → Dooku : -8
16 → NORML54601 : -5
16 → U6C84 : -5
18 → orangecrush : -4
19 → Damfino : -3 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif4

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:32 AM
<img src="http://i47.tinypic.com/23w2yjn.jpg">
Avatar (3):
NORML54601
U6C84
Venusian

*Picture unrelated.

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:33 AM
<img src="http://bluemoviereviews.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/couples-retreat-6.jpg">
Couples Retreat (2):
sauce07
Suprmallet

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:34 AM
<img src="http://www.fastcoolcars.com/images/Index%20page/fnf9sm.jpg">
Fast & Furious (3):
Damfino
bootsy
The Bus

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:36 AM
<img src="http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/ice-age-3.jpg">
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (4):
Tarantino {slam dunk!}
chowderhead

(2 for Tarantino, and 2×2 for chowderhead, due to Tarantino's Slam Duck).

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:39 AM
Our Set winners are:

rabbit77
sauce07
Suprmallet


I didn't hear from Suprmallet, so let's make him a Republican. rabbit77 is a Republican as well. And sauce07 chose to be a Libertarian.

What does that mean?

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:40 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"Well, here we are at the end of Question 4, before any of the Set bonuses are applied."

Standings <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #CCFB5D">

01 → rabbit77 : -32 </font>
02 → sauce07 : -29
02 → Suprmallet : -29
04 → JasonF : -27
05 → Groucho : -20
05 → The Bus : -20
05 → Venusian : -20
05 → wishbone : -20
09 → Fist of Doom : -18 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif4
10 → Tarantino : -17
10 → Tracer Bullet : -17
12 → chowderhead : -16 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif5
13 → bootsy : -14
14 → Palaver : -11
15 → Dooku : -9
16 → orangecrush : -5
17 → NORML54601 : -2
17 → U6C84 : -2
19 → Damfino : 0

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:40 AM
First, let's do sauce07. He's a Libertarian, and gets -7 points.

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:41 AM
Suprmullet and rabbit77 are Republicans. Reviewing:

Republicans give everyone ranking below them a +1 penalty. Half of that total amount (rounded up) becomes their bonus. If JasonF has 10 people below him, he would give them each +1 and then get a -5.

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:44 AM
There's 16 people below Suprmallet and rabbit77:

JasonF
Groucho
The Bus
Venusian
wishbone
Fist of Doom
Tarantino
Tracer Bullet
chowderhead
bootsy
Palaver
Dooku
orangecrush
NORML54601
U6C84
Damfino

They all get a +1 from Suprmallet and a +1 from rabbit77.

We divide the 16 (# of players) by two and get 8. That's the bonus Suprmallet and rabbit77 get.

Tarantino
12-30-09, 10:46 AM
So complicated...!

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:48 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"Don't worry, that made my head spin too. But it wouldn't be a Sheep game without ever-changing complex rules, would it?"

Standings <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #CCFB5D">

01 → rabbit77 : -40 </font>
02 → Suprmallet : -37
02 → sauce07 : -36
04 → JasonF : -25
05 → Groucho : -18
05 → The Bus : -18
05 → Venusian : -18
05 → wishbone : -18
09 → Fist of Doom : -16 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif4
10 → Tarantino : -15
10 → Tracer Bullet : -15
12 → chowderhead : -14 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif5
13 → bootsy : -12
14 → Palaver : -9
15 → Dooku : -7
16 → orangecrush : -3
17 → NORML54601 : 0
17 → U6C84 : 0
19 → Damfino : 2

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:49 AM
The takeaway is that the top three have widened their lead by about 10 points.

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:51 AM
<img src="http://remix.vg/wp-content/uploads/1684/lady-gaga.jpg">
The Year in Music

rabbit77
12-30-09, 10:51 AM
Have we played 5 innings yet? It's starting to rain.

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:52 AM
<img src="http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Uploads/Graphics/173-1126064133-adam-lambert-gay.jpg">
<b>Question 5 .</b> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> Name a musician who made headlines for something other than their music.

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:53 AM
<img src="http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/tcan.jpg">
Chris Brown (0):
orangecrush {slam dunk!}

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:54 AM
<img src="http://www.boston.com/ae/music/blog/Lady%2BGaGa.png">
Lady Gaga (0):
Tracer Bullet

Damfino
12-30-09, 10:54 AM
This is where I make my move!

Groucho
12-30-09, 10:55 AM
In retrospect, I should have dumped all my sd's on this question.

Damfino
12-30-09, 10:56 AM
In retrospect, I should have dumped all my sd's on this question.

For me it was a coin flip between this and another question.

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:57 AM
<img src="http://www.greedmontpark.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/kanye-west-spin.jpg">
Kanye West (-6):
JasonF
Suprmallet
U6C84
bootsy {slam dunk!}
The Bus {slam dunk!}
Dooku {slam dunk!} {slam dunk!}

Venusian
12-30-09, 10:57 AM
In retrospect, I should have used my sd's alot better. I still don't completley get the strategy with them

Damfino
12-30-09, 10:58 AM
<img src="http://www.greedmontpark.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/kanye-west-spin.jpg">
Kanye West (-6):
JasonF
Suprmallet
U6C84
bootsy {slam dunk!}
The Bus {slam dunk!}
Dooku {slam dunk!} {slam dunk!}

Excuse me, but Michael Jackson had one of the biggest news years of all time! OF ALL TIME!!!!!!!!!!!

The Bus
12-30-09, 10:59 AM
<img src="http://music.ninemsn.com.au/img/promo/special/kanyemj_special.jpg">
I'm a let you finish Kanye, but I had the greatest non-music headline of the year. OF THE YEAR! (-11):
Groucho
rabbit77
Venusian
chowderhead
sauce07
Palaver {slam dunk!}
Tarantino {slam dunk!}
wishbone {slam dunk!} {slam dunk!} {slam dunk!} {slam dunk!}
Damfino {slam dunk!} {slam dunk!} {slam dunk!} {slam dunk!} {slam dunk!}
Fist of Doom {slam dunk!} {slam dunk!}
NORML54601 {slam dunk!} {slam dunk!} {slam dunk!}

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:00 AM
<img src="http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/dating-diaries/Rihanna%202.jpg">
Chris Brown (0):
orangecrush {slam dunk!}

Epic. :lol:

wishbone
12-30-09, 11:00 AM
His name was even listed a couple of questions down...

Damfino
12-30-09, 11:01 AM
His name was even listed a couple of questions down...

and yet some people didn't change their answers after reading it!

Tracer Bullet
12-30-09, 11:02 AM
The Proposal (-1):
Tracer Bullet :lol:

What? I took my mom to see it.

Also, I'm awake! With coffee! Everyone relax!

Tracer Bullet
12-30-09, 11:04 AM
Oh, right. Kanye West.

I really didn't pay attention to shit this year, did I?

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:05 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"
Standings <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #CCFB5D">

01 → wishbone : -62 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif4 </font>
02 → Damfino : -53 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif17
03 → rabbit77 : -51
04 → sauce07 : -47
05 → Suprmallet : -43 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif3
06 → Fist of Doom : -38 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif3
07 → Tarantino : -37 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif3
08 → NORML54601 : -33 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif9
09 → JasonF : -31 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif5
09 → Palaver : -31 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif5
11 → The Bus : -30 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif6
12 → Groucho : -29 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif7
12 → Venusian : -29 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif7
14 → chowderhead : -25
15 → bootsy : -24
16 → Dooku : -19
17 → Tracer Bullet : -15 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif7
18 → U6C84 : -6
19 → orangecrush : -3 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif3

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:06 AM
<img src="http://www.newcelebrityphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/lady-gaga-paris-hilton1.jpg">
<b>Question 6 .</b> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> Name this year's most surprising new artist.

wishbone
12-30-09, 11:06 AM
Great job on pics again Bus. :up:

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:08 AM
<img src="http://metafiction.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/susan-boyle-at-home-pic-sm-473686870.jpg">
Susan Boyle (-4):
bootsy
sauce07
The Bus {slam dunk!}
chowderhead


PEOPLE THIS IS THE RIGHT ANSWER

Palaver
12-30-09, 11:08 AM
Wow, Damfino. From last to second, in one question. Nicely played.

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:10 AM
<img src="http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/23789831/Lady+GaGa++hot.jpg">
Lady Gaga, whose 2008 album The Fame did quite well that year (-9):
Damfino
Dooku
Fist of Doom
Groucho
orangecrush
Suprmallet
Tracer Bullet
Venusian
wishbone

Damfino
12-30-09, 11:10 AM
<img src="http://metafiction.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/susan-boyle-at-home-pic-sm-473686870.jpg">
Susan Boyle (-3):
bootsy
sauce07
The Bus {slam dunk!}


PEOPLE THIS IS THE RIGHT ANSWER

ah, but there are no wrong sheep answers!

orangecrush
12-30-09, 11:11 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"Don't worry, that made my head spin too. But it wouldn't be a Sheep game without ever-changing complex rules, would it?"Not a good one.

Damfino
12-30-09, 11:11 AM
Wow, Damfino. From last to second, in one question. Nicely played.

Thanks, but I now fear that I should have used my sd's on another question.

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:12 AM
<img src="http://cm1.theinsider.com/media/0/378/38/adam_lambert_drag_queen_3.0.0.0x0.450x598.jpeg">
Adam Lambert (-2):
JasonF
NORML54601

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:13 AM
<img src="http://www.boston.com/ae/music/blog/taylor_swift.jpg">
Taylor Swift (-2):
rabbit77
U6C84

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:13 AM
<img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3101/2851814771_38b1ff5e57.jpg">

Adele (0):
Palaver

Kid Cudi (0):
Tarantino


Nice try, fellas.

Tracer Bullet
12-30-09, 11:13 AM
P-p-p-p-poker-face!

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:15 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"One more question to go for Music!"

Standings <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #CCFB5D">

01 → wishbone : -71 </font>
02 → rabbit77 : -53
03 → Suprmallet : -52
04 → sauce07 : -51
05 → Fist of Doom : -47
06 → Damfino : -44 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif4
07 → Groucho : -38 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif5
07 → The Bus : -38 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif4
07 → Venusian : -38 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif5
10 → Tarantino : -37 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif3
11 → NORML54601 : -35 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif3
12 → JasonF : -33 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif3
13 → Palaver : -31 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif4
14 → chowderhead : -29
15 → bootsy : -28
15 → Dooku : -28
17 → Tracer Bullet : -24
18 → orangecrush : -12
19 → U6C84 : -8

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:15 AM
Tracer, you are decidedly a bottom so far.

orangecrush
12-30-09, 11:16 AM
<img src="http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/dating-diaries/Rihanna%202.jpg">
Chris Brown (0):
orangecrush {slam dunk!}

Epic. :lol::gah: This is starting to look like the Vegas sheep for me. If you bastards don't deliver on the console maker question, I am going to be very sad.

And in my defense, I only…who am I kidding, I have no excuse.

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:16 AM
<img src="http://www.deccanchronicle.com/files/Sky-high-TRPs-for-MJ-fune-080709.pjpeg">
<b>Question 7 .</b> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> Name someone who appeared, live or via satellite, at Michael Jackson's funeral. (They don't have to be a musician). <b>√ Check</b>

Groucho
12-30-09, 11:17 AM
http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/1658/willferrellweddingcrash.jpg

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:17 AM
Clever answer fail.

Michael Jackson (0):
The Bus

rabbit77
12-30-09, 11:19 AM
rotfl

Michael Jackson appeared at his funeral neither live nor via satellite.

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:19 AM
More shameful answers.

<img src="http://www.joe-ks.com/archives_dec2005/PolarBearNewYears.jpg">

Mariah Carey (0):
bootsy

Pastor Lucius Smith (0):
Suprmullet

President Barocky Hussein (0):
Tracer Bullet

Queen Latifah (0):
Damfino

Ersher (0):
wishbone

Damfino
12-30-09, 11:20 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"One more question to go for Music!"

Standings <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #CCFB5D">

01 → wishbone : -71 </font>
02 → rabbit77 : -53
03 → Suprmallet : -52
04 → sauce07 : -51
05 → Fist of Doom : -47
06 → Damfino : -44 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif4
07 → Groucho : -38 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif5
07 → The Bus : -38 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif4
07 → Venusian : -38 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif5
10 → Tarantino : -37 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif3
11 → NORML54601 : -35 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif3
12 → JasonF : -33 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif3
13 → Palaver : -31 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif4
14 → chowderhead : -29
15 → bootsy : -28
15 → Dooku : -28
17 → Tracer Bullet : -24
18 → orangecrush : -12
19 → U6C84 : -8


A recount please? I think I should be at -62

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:21 AM
Sometimes, things are better in twos.

<img src="http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/08_01/BBTwinsRUK_468x364.jpg">

Brooke Shields (-2):
chowderhead
Count Dooku

Liz Taylor (-2):
Groucho
orangecrush

Joe Jackson (-2):
Fist of Doom
NORML54601

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:22 AM
A recount please? I think I should be at -62

I input your score as 9 instead of -9. Fixed.

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:23 AM
<img src="http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/39th+NAACP+Image+Awards+Show+FEw2JZ4LssVl.jpg">
Janet Jackson (-4):
Tarantino
U6C84
Venusian
rabbit77

Stevie Wonder (-3):
JasonF
Palaver
sauce07

Tracer Bullet
12-30-09, 11:23 AM
Tracer, you are decidedly a bottom so far.

Those are fightin' words mister :mad:

orangecrush
12-30-09, 11:25 AM
Sometimes, things are better in twos.

<img src="http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/08_01/BBTwinsRUK_468x364.jpg">

Brooke Shields (-2):
chowderhead
Count Dooku

Liz Taylor (-2):
Groucho
orangecrush

Joe Jackson (-2):
Fist of Doom
NORML54601I am starting to worry about how much I am matching Groucho on these low scoring answers.

Tracer Bullet
12-30-09, 11:26 AM
Come on, no one else said Obama? :lol:

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:29 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"Let's look at the bonuses!"

Standings <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #CCFB5D">

01 → wishbone : -71 </font>
02 → Damfino : -62
03 → rabbit77 : -57
04 → sauce07 : -54
05 → Suprmallet : -52
06 → Fist of Doom : -49
07 → Venusian : -42
08 → Tarantino : -41
09 → Groucho : -40
10 → The Bus : -38 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif3
11 → NORML54601 : -37
12 → JasonF : -36
13 → Palaver : -34
14 → chowderhead : -31
15 → Dooku : -30
16 → bootsy : -28
17 → Tracer Bullet : -24
18 → orangecrush : -14
19 → U6C84 : -12

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:30 AM
Our Set: Music Experts are...

Damfino
wishbone
NORML54601

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:30 AM
NORML54601 didn't give me a role, but by his name I'll guess Libertarian.

Damfino is a Libertarian as well.

As is wishbone.

-7 for each of them!

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:31 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"wishbone keeps winning!"

Standings <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #CCFB5D">

01 → wishbone : -78 </font>
02 → Damfino : -69
03 → rabbit77 : -57
04 → sauce07 : -54
05 → Suprmallet : -52
06 → Fist of Doom : -49
07 → NORML54601 : -44 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif4
08 → Venusian : -42
09 → Tarantino : -41
10 → Groucho : -40
11 → The Bus : -38
12 → JasonF : -36
13 → Palaver : -34
14 → chowderhead : -31
15 → Dooku : -30
16 → bootsy : -28
17 → Tracer Bullet : -24
18 → orangecrush : -14
19 → U6C84 : -12

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:33 AM
<img src="http://images.eonline.com/resize/300/300/0-0-300-300/eol_images/Entire_Site/20090930/300.Survivor.Hantz.cm.093009.jpg">
The Year in Television

Tracer Bullet
12-30-09, 11:33 AM
Now it's my time to shine (not really)!

Damfino
12-30-09, 11:34 AM
I input your score as 9 instead of -9. Fixed.

thanks.

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:34 AM
All of these have been cancelled, right?

According to Jim
Dollhouse
Everybody Hates Chris
Guiding Light
Kyle XY
My Name is Earl
Pushing Daisies
Rules of Engagement
Sit Down, Shut Up
Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles
The Beautiful Life
The Chopping Block
The Unit
Trauma

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:35 AM
rabbit77 and Venusian used {sd}s... We'll be back to them in a second.

Quake1028
12-30-09, 11:35 AM
Damn it all, forgot to send my answers last night. Here's what I answered so far, for what it's worth:

S: Name an actor who became a household name, at least on this site. Sam Worthington

S: ×2 Name an overhyped movie that failed to deliver to general audiences. Transformers 2{sd}

S: Name a movie that is a lock-in for Best Picture nomination for next year's Oscars. Up in the Air

R: Name a new theatrically released film that grossed at least $100MM domestically. New Moon

The Year in Music

S: Name a musician who made headlines for something other than their music. Kanye West

S: Name this year's most surprising new artist. Adam Lambert

S: Name someone who appeared, live or via satellite, at Michael Jackson's funeral. (They don't have to be a musician). Oprah :lol:

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:36 AM
<img src="http://littlekidstuff.com/images/kidkraft-savannah-dollhouse-girl-65023-450.gif">
Dollhouse (4):
Fist of Doom
NORML54601
orangecrush
U6C84

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:37 AM
Damn it all, forgot to send my answers last night. Here's what I answered so far, for what it's worth:

S: Name an actor who became a household name, at least on this site. Sam Worthington

S: ×2 Name an overhyped movie that failed to deliver to general audiences. Transformers 2{sd}

S: Name a movie that is a lock-in for Best Picture nomination for next year's Oscars. Up in the Air

R: Name a new theatrically released film that grossed at least $100MM domestically. New Moon

The Year in Music

S: Name a musician who made headlines for something other than their music. Kanye West

S: Name this year's most surprising new artist. Adam Lambert

S: Name someone who appeared, live or via satellite, at Michael Jackson's funeral. (They don't have to be a musician). Oprah :lol:

Unfortunately, this spreadsheet is too complicated right now for me to add another name...

Or is it?

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:38 AM
No, it's not. PM me your answers. Regardless of earlier answers, you start off at the lowest score. Scores for others do not change.

You can also only use 3 {sd}s. If I don't have a PM by the end of this question, we'll move on with you. :)

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:38 AM
(Don't forget to send your role).

wishbone
12-30-09, 11:38 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"wishbone keeps winning!"Will not last. :lol:

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:40 AM
Alright, I guess all the answers are right then. -1 to all.

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:41 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"Not much movement here."

Standings <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #CCFB5D">

01 → wishbone : -79 </font>
02 → Damfino : -70
03 → rabbit77 : -58
04 → sauce07 : -55
05 → Suprmallet : -53
06 → Fist of Doom : -45
07 → Venusian : -43
08 → Tarantino : -42
09 → Groucho : -41
10 → NORML54601 : -40 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif3
11 → The Bus : -39
12 → JasonF : -37
13 → Palaver : -35
14 → chowderhead : -32
15 → Dooku : -31
16 → bootsy : -29
17 → Tracer Bullet : -25
18 → orangecrush : -10
19 → U6C84 : -8

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:42 AM
Quake, you sending an answer...?

Venusian
12-30-09, 11:43 AM
another waste of an sd :(

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:45 AM
Going once...

JasonF
12-30-09, 11:46 AM
All of these have been cancelled, right?

According to Jim

Cancelled in late 2008 (but episodes aired in 2009).

Rules of Engagement

Not cancelled. Season 4 airs this spring.

Trauma

Cancelled then uncancelled. Latest news was that in November, NBC ordered three additional episodes to supplement the original 13.

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:49 AM
Quake, last chance...

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:50 AM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"And we're moving on without Quake it seems. wishbone got a wrong answer but holds on to a tiny lead."

Standings <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #CCFB5D">

01 → wishbone : -72 </font>
02 → Damfino : -70
03 → rabbit77 : -58
04 → sauce07 : -55
05 → Suprmallet : -53
06 → Fist of Doom : -45
07 → Venusian : -43
08 → Groucho : -41
09 → NORML54601 : -40
10 → The Bus : -39
11 → JasonF : -37
12 → Palaver : -35
12 → Tarantino : -35 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif3
14 → chowderhead : -32
15 → Dooku : -31
16 → Tracer Bullet : -25
17 → bootsy : -22
18 → orangecrush : -10
19 → U6C84 : -8

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:53 AM
<img src="http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/09/05/irwin_leno_wideweb__470x320,0.jpg">
<b>Question 9 .</b> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #A3D867">R:</font> ×2 Name the host of a national late night talk show that airs at least three distinct episodes a week.

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:53 AM
Do Canadians, specifically George Stroumboulopoulos, count?

Groucho
12-30-09, 11:55 AM
http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/4079/vizzini20copy.jpg

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:55 AM
<img src="http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/wikiality/images/5/56/DrO'BrienDeliversColbertStewartBabies.jpg">

Jon Stewart (-2):
sauce07

Stephen Colbert (-2):
Palaver

Conan O'Brien (4):
Tarantino
U6C84

Groucho
12-30-09, 11:56 AM
Challenge: Stewart and Colbert do not host "late night" talk shows.

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:57 AM
http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/4079/vizzini20copy.jpg

<img src="http://www.boston.com/ae/tv/blog/jay-leno.jpg">
Jay Leno (-2):
NORML54601

Venusian
12-30-09, 11:58 AM
Daily Show airs at 11pm, right? that can be late night. Leno is prime time, not late night

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:59 AM
Challenge: Stewart and Colbert do not host "late night" talk shows.

<img src="http://english.people.com.cn/200607/10/images/zidane.jpg">

Folks?

Groucho
12-30-09, 11:59 AM
I forgot that Daily Show airs at the same time for everybody. It's in prime time on the west coast, but late night on the east coast.

The Bus
12-30-09, 11:59 AM
Daily Show airs at 11pm, right? that can be late night. Leno is prime time, not late night

<img src="http://english.people.com.cn/200607/10/images/zidane.jpg">

Groucho
12-30-09, 12:00 PM
Leno was host of the Tonight Show in 2009, for a bit.

Tarantino
12-30-09, 12:01 PM
Cancelled then uncancelled. Latest news was that in November, NBC ordered three additional episodes to supplement the original 13.

My answer should count. It was cancelled originally (Trauma).

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:01 PM
Leno was host of the Tonight Show in 2009, for a bit.

<img src="http://www.infonegocios.tv/res/Image/HoracioElizondo.jpg">

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:01 PM
My answer should count. It was cancelled originally (Trauma).

<img src="http://www.infonegocios.tv/res/Image/HoracioElizondo.jpg">

Venusian
12-30-09, 12:02 PM
When do they nomrally air? 11p 11:30p? if so, tha'ts late night

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:02 PM
We'll come back to this question in a second. But Tarantino is right. It says "was" cancelled. It could've been uncancelled and the answer is still right.

orangecrush
12-30-09, 12:03 PM
Challenge: Stewart and Colbert do not host "late night" talk shows.Agreed.

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:03 PM
(Note, the late night talk show host is written in present tense... Leno is not the host of the Tonight Show).

Venusian
12-30-09, 12:03 PM
Name the host of a national late night talk show that airs at least three distinct episodes a week.


"airs" made me think that it has to still be on the air. Tonight show is still on the air, but Leno isn't the host of it.

Venusian
12-30-09, 12:04 PM
(Note, the late night talk show host is written in present tense... Leno is not the host of the Tonight Show).

that's what i was trying to say

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:04 PM
<img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414cIgKnNcL._SS500_.jpg">
<b>Question 10 .</b> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> Name the best new show on television.

Groucho
12-30-09, 12:05 PM
(Note, the late night talk show host is written in present tense... Leno is not the host of the Tonight Show).Except the rules state that we should mentally add "in 2009" to every question.

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:05 PM
<img src="http://cdn2.knowyourmeme.com/i/7281/original/blurb_facepalm2_20090622.jpg">
Mad Men (0):
bootsy

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:06 PM
<img src="http://blogs.fayobserver.com/entertainment/files/2009/11/flashforward-cast.jpg">
FlashForward (0):
Fist of Doom

-ohbfrank-

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:07 PM
<img src="http://www.disneydreaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/justin-gaston-and-pal.jpg">
Glee (-4):
orangecrush
rabbit77
sauce07
chowderhead

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:08 PM
<img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/70/Castle_title_card.png">
Castle (0):
JasonF

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:10 PM
<img src="http://tvmedia.ign.com/tv/image/article/981/981342/ModernFamily_1241826007.jpg">
Modern Family (-12):
Damfino
Dooku
Groucho
NORML54601
Palaver
Suprmallet
Tarantino
The Bus {slam dunk!}
Tracer Bullet
U6C84
Venusian
wishbone

Yes, this was more popular than the Michael Jackson question. :lol:

Tracer Bullet
12-30-09, 12:10 PM
Leno should not count. Stewart and Colbert should count.

Tracer Bullet
12-30-09, 12:11 PM
I have to run out for a couple hours. I hope you can muddle through without me.

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:13 PM
Leno's out. NORML gets (+10).

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:15 PM
Uniques for the Late Night ?.

Carson Daly (-2):
chowderhead

Chelse Handler (-2):
JasonF

George Strombomopopumboupopulous (-2):
Dooku

Jimmy Kimmel (-2):
orangecrush

Jon Stewart / Stephen Colbert (-2):
sauce07 / Palaver

sauce07
12-30-09, 12:16 PM
Stewart/Colbert are late night, don't be pissy just because you didn't think about it.

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:16 PM
<img src="http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Entertainment/images-4/david-letterman-courtney-love.jpg">
David Letterman (6):
Groucho
rabbit77
The Bus

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:17 PM
<img src="http://iamatvjunkie.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451c17f69e2011571e7afdb970b-450wi">
Craig Ferguson (4):
Damfino
Suprmallet

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:17 PM
<img src="http://thethoroughfare.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/strike-conan-obrien_l.jpg">
Conan O'Brien (4):
Tarantino
U6C84

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:19 PM
<img src="http://image3.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID11484/images/George-Lopez-Lopez-Tonight.jpg">
Lopez Tonight (6):
Fist of Doom {slam dunk!}
Venusian

(It's a 6 for Venusian, because Fist of Doom's {sd} moves the multiplier from ×2 to ×3. Fist's score is 2, because the multiplier resets to ×1 if you use an {sd}).

Venusian
12-30-09, 12:19 PM
:mad:

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:20 PM
<img src="http://cdn.videogum.com/img/thumbnails/photos/jimmy_fallon.jpg">
Jimmy Fallon (6):
bootsy
Tracer Bullet
wishbone

JasonF
12-30-09, 12:21 PM
I knew Modern Family was popular, but I didn't think it was quite so popular. Wow.

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:21 PM
<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/images/cbs/sports/talent/gumbel_bio.jpg">
"After the Late Night and the Best New Show rounds."

Standings <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #CCFB5D">

01 → Damfino : -78 </font>
01 → wishbone : -78
03 → sauce07 : -61
03 → Suprmallet : -61 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif2
05 → rabbit77 : -56 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif2
06 → Tarantino : -50 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif2
07 → Palaver : -49 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif6
07 → Venusian : -49
09 → Groucho : -47
10 → Dooku : -45 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif5
10 → The Bus : -45
12 → Fist of Doom : -43 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif6
13 → NORML54601 : -42 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif3
14 → JasonF : -39 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/down.gif2
15 → chowderhead : -38
16 → Tracer Bullet : -31
17 → bootsy : -16
17 → orangecrush : -16
17 → U6C84 : -16 http://www.fantasticdamage.com/blog/up.gif2

sauce07
12-30-09, 12:22 PM
I had Modern Family and changed it to Glee, oops

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:23 PM
<img src="http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/thegeekfiles/heroes4.jpg">
<b>Question 11 .</b> <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #F9DF00">S:</font> Name a broadcast or cable show that has now hit its stride and is widely lauded.

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:24 PM
<img src="http://www.joe-ks.com/archives_dec2005/PolarBearNewYears.jpg">

30 Rock (0):
chowderhead

Breaking Bad (0):
bootsy

Lost (0):
U6C84

True Blood (0):
NORML54601

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:25 PM
I didn't know what to put for this, so I just guessed.

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:25 PM
<img src="http://media.comicmix.com/media/2008/10/22/dexter-main.jpg">
Dexter (-5):
Groucho
orangecrush
rabbit77
Suprmallet
Venusian

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:26 PM
<img src="http://images.starpulse.com/Photos/Previews/Fringe-tv-29.jpg">
Fringe (-3):
JasonF
Palaver
Tarantino {slam dunk!}

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:27 PM
<img src="http://readingtoomuch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/l_pnr.jpg">
Parks and Recreation (-2):
Dooku
wishbone

JasonF
12-30-09, 12:27 PM
Dexter? Really? Hasn't that been critically acclaimed since Day One?

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:27 PM
<img src="http://hilarygardner.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/don-draper-picture1.jpg">
Mad Men (-5):
Damfino
Fist of Doom
sauce07
The Bus
Tracer Bullet

The Bus
12-30-09, 12:28 PM
Dexter? Really? Hasn't that been critically acclaimed since Day One?

Same with Mad Men. :shrug: