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Old 05-22-09, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23 View Post
If there's more than one answer given for "name african head of state", I'll be surprised.
I was in a hurry and i'm pretty sure i messed up that one.

I can think of two off the top of my head though so I could see multiple answers
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Old 05-22-09, 12:27 PM
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I could only think of two but one's 'newsworthy' days seem to be behind him.
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Old 05-22-09, 12:29 PM
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Man, I figured loads of people would be choosing the hottest Justice on the bench. We'll just call this my Super Princess Peach answer.
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I predict Gingrich will be the #1 choice (that's why I picked it).
I almost went with Joseph Gurney Cannon but I decided to go with Gingrich instead for exactly the reason you just posted.

(Just kidding about Cannon)
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I tried to think of the one before Pelosi and I had already forgotten.

I went older school than Newt. If I had spent more time on that question, I probably would have gone with Newt for the same reason as Scalia.
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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23 View Post
I could only think of two but one's 'newsworthy' days seem to be behind him.
mubarak and mugabe?

and i'm pretty sure I spelled both of those wrong
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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23 View Post
If there's more than one answer given for "name african head of state", I'll be surprised.
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I was in a hurry and i'm pretty sure i messed up that one.

I can think of two off the top of my head though so I could see multiple answers
This was the toughest one for me. Mandela is the obvious choice, but as he is no longer a head of state he is a wrong answer. Has there been a current head of state in the news recently?
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mubarak and mugabe?

and i'm pretty sure I spelled both of those wrong
I went with the guy from 24.
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My guess for top two answers would be #1 Mugabe, #2 al-Gaddafi
I guess Mubarak too but I could barely remember his name.
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It'd be interesting to do one of these with factual questions (e.g. Who is the current head of state of South Africa?) but you still answer what you think the most people would say.
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Also, I wish Voltaire had been discused more before this thread was started.
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Re: Politics & World Events Sheep, Round 1 A Forum Game

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This was the toughest one for me. Mandela is the obvious choice, but as he is no longer a head of state he is a wrong answer. Has there been a current head of state in the news recently?
I picked one who has recently been a guest on the Daily Show. It doesn't get more newsworthy than that!

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, bitches!


Qadaffi may get a few votes, although when people think "Africa" they tend to think "Sub-Saharan Africa" so maybe not.
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Forgot about old Gaddafi. He hasn't barked much lately.
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Originally Posted by orangecrush18 View Post
This was the toughest one for me. Mandela is the obvious choice, but as he is no longer a head of state he is a wrong answer. Has there been a current head of state in the news recently?
I thought Mugabe would be the popular choice because of the election and cholera outbreak, etc. For any question, I just picked an answer that had it's own thread here recently since I figured that will be most fresh in everyone's memory.

What did everyone put for European country on the wrong track? 'Wrong track' is kind of a vague qualifier, so I didn't really know what people would look for.

I chose Ireland because their economy is in greater shambles than most others.
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I thought Mugabe would be the popular choice because of the election and cholera outbreak, etc. For any question, I just picked an answer that had it's own thread here recently since I figured that will be most fresh in everyone's memory.

What did everyone put for European country on the wrong track? 'Wrong track' is kind of a vague qualifier, so I didn't really know what people would look for.

I chose Ireland because their economy is in greater shambles than most others.
Did you mean Iceland?

Just curious.


And I can't imagine that Red Dog's answer won't win that question.
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I thought Mugabe would be the popular choice because of the election and cholera outbreak, etc. For any question, I just picked an answer that had it's own thread here recently since I figured that will be most fresh in everyone's memory.

What did everyone put for European country on the wrong track? 'Wrong track' is kind of a vague qualifier, so I didn't really know what people would look for.

I chose Ireland because their economy is in greater shambles than most others.
The only right answer to that question is France. Maybe Canada because they still have a queen, speak French and are afraid of the dark...No, no, only France.
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I picked France because that is what I assumed most people would pick
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Originally Posted by Pharoh View Post
Did you mean Iceland?

Just curious.


And I can't imagine that Red Dog's answer won't win that question.
Well, I considered Iceland but settled on Ireland.

I should have known everyone would chose France.
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Re: Politics & World Events Sheep, Round 1 A Forum Game

But is France on a different track than they've been?

I answered the UK.
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Track doesn't matter. The forum will pick France (my guess at least).
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Yes, I picked France because people on this forum (most of whom have never been there) are constantly criticizing it as some sort of hellhole.
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Who did you guys pick for the thinker question? Machiavelli, Hobbes/Kant/Locke, Paine, or one of the Russians?


Or none of the above?
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I, too, picked France because France-bashing is never unpopular.

Are we going to have figured out the final scores before the Bus gets back from his long weekend?
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Who did you guys pick for the thinker question? Machiavelli, Hobbes/Kant/Locke, Paine, or one of the Russians?


Or none of the above?
None of the above for me:

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None of the above for me:

Yeah, I should have listed him. I suspect he will win, but there is a small number of entrants and a great many choices to choose from.
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