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Old 06-03-09, 11:16 AM
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Re: Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 Electric Obama-Loo

Originally Posted by Rockmjd23
I would think knowing TR's VP is easier than doing that. I couldn't come close to doing that.
What can I say. I was a nerd growing up. We had this book of Presidents (it only went up to LBJ) and I was fascinated with the subject. I probably flipped through that book hundreds of times when I was 5 or 6 and it just stuck in there.
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Originally Posted by JasonF
Patriotism fail: the line is "Oh say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave."
I know they sing it wrong. It still mother-f%#&*( evokes patriotism in me damnit!

Please guys, I really need this. I've got nothing else in my life.
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Re: Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 Electric Obama-Loo

Originally Posted by Mordred
Damnit, the Dallas Stars should count... as should the Yankees. The rest of the questionable answers shouldn't.

When they sing the national anthem everybody sings the line as "Oh say does that Stars Spangled banner yet wave." That sure as hell evokes patriotism in me. The question was what sports team evokes American patriotic symbols, not what sports team is named after a patriotic symbol. Stars are friggin' patriotic symbols. Who gives a shit where those stars came from?!

Also, CRM if I had thought of the Patriots I would have gone with them. All I could think of for obvious answers was the Eagles and the Senators and I wasn't sure if either of those were obvious enough.

If it makes you feel better, if the USFL counted, the Philadelphia or Baltimore Stars would have been okay.
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Re: Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 Electric Obama-Loo

Originally Posted by Red Dog
But how fast? I can in under a minute.
You just made me time myself. I did it in 42 seconds -- just a little under one second per president.
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Old 06-03-09, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
If it makes you feel better, if the USFL counted, the Philadelphia or Baltimore Stars would have been okay.
I really hate you and your right to wipe your ass right now.
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Old 06-03-09, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by JasonF
You just made me time myself. I did it in 42 seconds -- just a little under one second per president.
Very good.
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Re: Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 Electric Obama-Loo

Originally Posted by JasonF
You just made me time myself. I did it in 42 seconds -- just a little under one second per president.
Compared to you I must seem relatively normal.
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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23
The GDP one is an obscure country but it really isn't because it is in an area known for its oil-riches and high standard of living.
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Re: Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 — Electric Obama-Loo

I had to memorize all the presidents and parties back in AP Govt days. I knew all the Presidents from the animaniacs song...but that wasn't 42 seconds long
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It worked! All I was trying to do was do a lively debate without all of you comparing your fucking notes and ruining the surprises of the game. Let's continue.
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I can name the last 5 or 6 presidents in well under a minute.
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Re: Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 — Electric Obama-Loo

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

There are only two incorporated cities with a population of 3MM or more: New York City and Los Angeles.

Here are the MSAs with populations of 3MM or more:


New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA MSA
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSA
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI MSA
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX MSA
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL MSA
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA MSA
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH MSA
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI MSA
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA MSA
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA MSA
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA MSA
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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA MSA (5): feenst

Raleigh-Cary, NC MSA (5): Nick Danger

Neither of these have over 2MM, let alone 3MM. Raleigh is actually very small. Birmingham, AL has more people.
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I will now use obscure nicknames for the remaining answers. Sadly, no one picked Filthadelphia this time around.

The City Too Busy to Hate (2): Venusian, funkpie

City of Notions (2): wishbone, Rock-MJ-D23 MSA

The City So Nice, They Named It Twice (4): maxfisher, Mordred, orangecrush18, missflores

Least Logical Place for a Major City (4): CRM114, DeltaSigChi4, The Bus, Tracer Bullet

The Magic City (2): arminius, Birrman54

Jet City (2): Jeremy517, wmansir

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The Paris of the Midwest: Pharoh

Magnolia City: Red Dog

La-La Land: mosquitobite

City of Flour and Sawdust: frenchy
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Re: Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 — Electric Obama-Loo

Also:

Urbs in horto (2): Jason & JasonF

Metroplex (0): belboz
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Standings

Rockmjd23 : 37

Pharoh : 47
Jeremy517 : 49
missflores : 50
Red Dog : 52
wishbone : 57
Jason : 59
arminius : 61
Mordred : 61
Tracer Bullet : 62
Funkpie : 64
wmansir : 66
Birrman54 : 67
orangecrush18 : 69
Venusian : 69
feenst : 71
frenchy : 71
JasonF : 71
maxfisher : 73
The Bus : 73
DeltaSigChi4 : 74
belboz : 76
mosquitobite : 80
CRM114 : 82
Nick Danger : 103
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Question 19. Name a US president that was shot.

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The obvious answers would've worked well.

Abraham Lincoln (0): Jeremy517

John F. Kennedy (0): Mordred
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William McKinley (6): feenst, Jason, Pharoh, The Bus, wishbone, wmansir
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I sense a bloodbath coming.
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Theodore Roosevelt (2): missflores, orangecrush18
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Rutherford B. Hayes (2): Funkpie, Rockmjd23
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Andy Jackson (2): Arminius, Nick Danger
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Damn it all to hell!


And I know I will be screwed on the upcoming nation question as well.
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Should Jackson be 1?
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