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Old 06-03-09, 09:57 AM
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Re: Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 Electric Obama-Loo

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It's been nearly 35 years since Harold Wilson's ministership -- I'm not sure that qualifies as "relatively recent."

I would have expected Mr. Wilson and Mr. Heath to be more popular because of the Beatles song.


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Re: Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 Electric Obama-Loo

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as a southerner, i associate yankee with someone from the north. many associate it with someone who sided with the union during the civil war, that would make them patriotic.
As an American, I associate Yankees with the Revolutionary War and with a lot of angry communists in Latin America shouting "Yanqui go home!" I vote yes.
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Sigh

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EAGLES!



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Damn I fell back to the pack on that q.
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God, this question sucked.
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Here is why Philly is so loved:

Philadelphia Eagles (10): Pharoh & JasonF, CRM114, Jason, The Bus

Philadelphia 76ers (8): maxfisher, Rockmjd23, Tracer Bullet, Funkpie
Okay, I get JasonF answering with me, but I really thought that the none of the Philly area folks would go with this answer.

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8:00! time to go work
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Re: Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 Electric Obama-Loo

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Dallas Stars (4): feenst, Mordred
Uh .... no. They used to be called the Minnesota North Stars. Nothing patriotic about that. They dropped the "North" from the name when they moved to the south, but that doesn't make them patriotic. To the extent they were trying to evoke anything, I would guess it's the Lone Star state.
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Re: Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 Electric Obama-Loo

OK, to review:

Wrong Answers (11)
DC United / DSC4
Cowboys / Birrman
Stars / feenst, Mordred
49ers / Nick Danger
Rangers / arminius
Yankees / mosquitobite
Senators / belboz, wishbone

Washington Capitals (6): RD, frenchy, J517

Washington Nationals (6): missflores, o18, Ven

Eagles (10): 114, Jason, JasonF&Pharoh, The Bus

76ers (8): Fpie, max, Rock, Bullet

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And the lone correct, unique answer:

wmansir: Revolution
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Uh .... no. They used to be called the Minnesota North Stars. Nothing patriotic about that. They dropped the "North" from the name when they moved to the south, but that doesn't make them patriotic. To the extent they were trying to evoke anything, I would guess it's the Lone Star state.
we're way past that. quit working and pay attention!
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Re: Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 Electric Obama-Loo

damn you anti-cowboyites
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I'm sure we can argue some of the others away.

Capital? How is that patriotic? Capitol maybe, but capital?
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And wmansir jumps from 20th to 12th...
Standings

Rockmjd23 : 35

missflores : 46
Jeremy517 : 47
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I'm sure we can argue some of the others away.

Capital? How is that patriotic? Capitol maybe, but capital?
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Re: Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 Electric Obama-Loo

!!! Name a professional sports team (NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB, or MLS) who has a name that evokes American patriotic symbols/ideals
Where does it state current team? And if we are using context for the Stars question then I would argue that a Washington Senator is American.

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I got 8, not 10. I should be at 35.
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I'm sorry, there seems to be some criminal intent in this next question. Let's get Goren & Eames on the case:

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Question 18. Name a US City or US Metropolitan Statistical Area with a population of 3 million or more.

But what has made me so suspicious?
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Why, it's current leader Rockmjd23's answer, which reads, verbatim:

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy-NH


Really? Really? You answered with the exact name of the Metropolitan Statistical Area? You couldn't write "Boston" or "Boston, MA" (as wishbone did)?



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I'm sorry, there seems to be some criminal intent in this next question. Let's get Goren & Eames on the case:

Is that ^^ Gomer Pyle?
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There was a Michael Howard who led the Tories for several years this decade too. He was a great foil for Tony Blair during PM Questions.
That's who I was thinking of. The only names I was 100% on was Brown, Blair and Thatcher and I thought they were too obvious.
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Uh .... no. They used to be called the Minnesota North Stars. Nothing patriotic about that. They dropped the "North" from the name when they moved to the south, but that doesn't make them patriotic. To the extent they were trying to evoke anything, I would guess it's the Lone Star state.
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