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Old 05-27-09, 01:58 PM
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Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 Electric Obama-Loo



    Rules

  • The object of the game is to out-think everyone by picking answers to questions that are the most unique, but still correct. For example, if the question is "Name a country in Europe", then "Germany" might be a bad answer, but "Lichtenstein" might be a good answer.
  • The answers to each question are tallied up. Wrong answers are one point above the most common answer.
  • In the above example question, let's say three people said "Germany", two people said "France", one person said "Denmark" and one person said "Japan". If you answered Germany, you get 3 points, if you said France you get 2 points, Denmark gets 0 points, and Japan gets 4 points.
  • You may not cheat by using Google, Wikipedia, etc. Use only what's in your head.
  • The lowest score wins.
  • New! Certain rounds are considered Lightning Rounds (designated by !!!). In these rounds, scores are doubled. A wrong answer still gets a +1 penalty.
  • Please send in your answers via PM. Place only one answer per line, without numbers or the question itself. New! Those who do not do this will be penalized 5 points right off the bat.
  • You have until at least Monday, June 1, at 9:00AM EST to send in answers. The game will begin sometime that week.


    The Questions

  1. Name one of the "Inalienable Rights" of man.
  2. Name a state carried by Obama in the 2008 presidential election.
  3. Name a state carried by McCain in the 2008 presidential election.
  4. !!! Name an Asian country.
  5. Name an African-American who currently holds office as a member of Congress, President, or Supreme Court Justice.
  6. !!! Name one of the first twenty US presidents.
  7. Name a nation who is mostly hostile (politically or militarily) towards the United States.
  8. !!! Name a non-documentary theatrically-released film from 1970 onward in which the President of the US was a major character. (The film could be a biopic or entirely fictional).
  9. Name one of the 19th-century conflicts that the US formally engaged in via a formal declaration of war or an explicit Congressional authorization.
  10. Name a corporation or business that is currently a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
  11. Name a 20th-century vice president.
  12. Name a country in the Middle East.
  13. !!! Name a historical / political figure who has appeared on American coins or bills that were in wide circulation (i.e. anything $100 or less).
  14. Name a fictional television show from 1980 onward which dealt primarily with US politics or took place primarily in Washington, DC.
  15. Name a country in the Americas that currently holds or previously held a seat on the UN Security Council.
  16. Name a British Prime Minister who served after 1950.
  17. !!! Name a professional sports team (NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB, or MLS) who has a name that evokes American patriotic symbols/ideals.
  18. Name a US City or US Metropolitan Statistical Area with a population of 3 million or more.
  19. Name a US president that was shot.
  20. !!! Name one of the current United States federal executive departments (for example, the Department of Defense).
  21. Name a country with a per-capita nominal GDP higher than that of the United States. (There's at least ten).


Thanks to Jeremy517 for some question help. Enjoy!
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Old 05-27-09, 02:00 PM
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woohoo!
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Old 05-27-09, 02:07 PM
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are you going to have enough pm space?
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Old 05-27-09, 02:08 PM
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Since I'm premium I have 75 spaces, so hopefully that's enough. If I can get ~25 participants like last time, that would be awesome.
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Old 05-27-09, 02:10 PM
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If you leave this open till Monday, you'll probably get more than 25 entries.
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Old 05-27-09, 02:13 PM
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For #14, are we talking fictional shows only?
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Yes, #14 is fictional shows. The McNeil-Lehrer Newshour does not count.
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Fictional? So The Factor counts, right?
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Old 05-27-09, 02:27 PM
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This one is weird. I'm already confused. How can there be a wrong answer to #1?
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Old 05-27-09, 02:33 PM
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"boobs" would be an incorrect answer in this case
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Old 05-27-09, 02:34 PM
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The debate will come in when someone puts one that the EU considers inalienable that the U.S. doesn't
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Those are tough. I entered. Hopefully, the others are not Googling as we speak. I put some lame answers in there.

Damn! I just remembered a Prime Minister!
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Those are tough. I entered. Hopefully, the others are not Googling as we speak. I put some lame answers in there.

Damn! I just remembered a Prime Minister!
I didn't google. but it would have helped. I bet VinVega googled last time
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So if you asked "Name a European country" the object is to pick the most obscure one that is still correct. But if everyone picks Lichtenstein and the one person who only knows France or Germany would win that round?
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So if you asked "Name a European country" the object is to pick the most obscure one that is still correct. But if everyone picks Lichtenstein and the one person who only knows France or Germany would win that round?
Correct-a-mundo!
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So part of the object is to pick the most obvious answer because no one else will?

Hopefully, that will pay off on my Prime Minister answer.
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Re: Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 Electric Obama-Loo

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So part of the object is to pick the most obvious answer because no one else will?

Hopefully, that will pay off on my Prime Minister answer.
Sometimes the most obvious answer works, sometimes it doesn't. For Europe, for example, Lichtenstein, Monaco, etc. might be "obvious obscure" answers but who would pick, for example, Bulgaria?
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Crap...now i want to change some of my answers
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Originally Posted by Venusian View Post
"boobs" would be an incorrect answer in this case
A woman doesn't have the inalienable right to touch her own boob?

I just want clarification on what 'the' in italics means?
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Sometimes the most obvious answer works, sometimes it doesn't. For Europe, for example, Lichtenstein, Monaco, etc. might be "obvious obscure" answers but who would pick, for example, Bulgaria?
But who would pick England?
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Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
A woman doesn't have the inalienable right to touch her own boob?

I just want clarification on what 'the' in italics means?
i believe the inalienable rights would be those that are enumerated in a specific document. which document is probably up for debate.
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Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
I just want clarification on what 'the' in italics means?
Isn't it obvious? No need to trawl for the forum for Google terms.
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Can I use the same state for #2 and #3
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So part of the object is to pick the most obvious answer because no one else will?

Hopefully, that will pay off on my Prime Minister answer.
Dread Pirate Roberts: All right. Where is the poison? The battle of wits has begun. It ends when you decide and we both drink, and find out who is right...and who is dead.

Vizzini: But it's so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know of you: are you the sort of man who would put the poison into his own goblet or his enemy's? Now, a clever man would put the poison into his own goblet, because he would know that only a great fool would reach for what he was given. I am not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But you must have known I was not a great fool, you would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me.

Dread Pirate Roberts: You've made your decision then?

Vizzini: Not remotely. Because iocane comes from Australia, as everyone knows, and Australia is entirely peopled with criminals, and criminals are used to having people not trust them, as you are not trusted by me, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you.

Dread Pirate Roberts: Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.

Vizzini: WAIT TILL I GET GOING! Where was I?

Dread Pirate Roberts: Australia.

Vizzini: Yes, Australia. And you must have suspected I would have known the powder's origin, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me.

Dread Pirate Roberts: You're just stalling now.

Vizzini: You'd like to think that, wouldn't you? You've beaten my giant, which means you're exceptionally strong, so you could've put the poison in your own goblet, trusting on your strength to save you, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But, you've also bested my Spaniard, which means you must have studied, and in studying you must have learned that man is mortal, so you would have put the poison as far from yourself as possible, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me.
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Crap. I didn't even see #3. Doh!
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