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Old 07-22-09, 12:23 PM
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Re: Politics Sheep: 4th Term

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well, we know you aren't talking about me so I guess I'm good
He's talking about me.

I declined to change my answer because it would have been unfair to everyone else had I done so.
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Old 07-22-09, 12:27 PM
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I was vilified, (that might be a just a bit of hyperbole, but close), for suggesting that wrong sheep answers be given a point penalty.
I don't think it's a bad idea for questions like the judge one, but I'm not sure how it would be implemented on a question like "What's the most pressing issue Congress will face this term?" If somebody answers "Proving that President Obama is really a secret Kenyan," can I penalize it as a wrong answer?

I think the next time I do one of these, I might subdivide the Sheep questions into penalty-eligible and penalty-ineligible.
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Old 07-22-09, 12:29 PM
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Re: Politics Sheep: 4th Term

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He's talking about me.

I declined to change my answer because it would have been unfair to everyone else had I done so.
What wendersfan lacks in smartitude on that particular question, he makes up for in good moral character.
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Old 07-22-09, 12:30 PM
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Re: Politics Sheep: 4th Term

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I don't think it's a bad idea for questions like the judge one, but I'm not sure how it would be implemented on a question like "What's the most pressing issue Congress will face this term?" If somebody answers "Proving that President Obama is really a secret Kenyan," can I penalize it as a wrong answer?

That's why I said clear right and wrongs. Just put an asterisk next to the sheep questions that require a correct answer. No fuss no muss.
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Old 07-22-09, 12:32 PM
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Re: Politics Sheep: 4th Term

Lawrence Tribe vaguely rings a bell too but who knows. I'm not a lawyer or a law student.


These are sheep games, not trivia games. The point is to see how well you know the forum, not the subject matter (although sometimes you need to know a little of both)0
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Old 07-22-09, 12:33 PM
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Re: Politics Sheep: 4th Term

actually, it'd be interesting to have a game where there are all subjective questions. then it all depends on how well you know the forum
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What wendersfan lacks in smartitude on that particular question, he makes up for in good moral character.
I guess I'm more Jerry Ford than Dick Nixon.
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Old 07-22-09, 12:40 PM
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Re: Politics Sheep: 4th Term

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I think the next time I do one of these, I might subdivide the Sheep questions into penalty-eligible and penalty-ineligible.
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Old 07-22-09, 12:40 PM
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Re: Politics Sheep: 4th Term

For the judge question I went with a well-known judge. Not a federal judge, but somebody that many people are likely to guess out of desperation.
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Re: Politics Sheep: 4th Term

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I guess I'm more Jerry Ford than Dick Nixon.
Nobody voted for president Ford. Nobody voted for moderator wendersfan.
Jerry Ford played football. You're a fan of futbol.
It's eerie.
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Old 07-22-09, 01:10 PM
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Nobody voted for president Ford. Nobody voted for moderator wendersfan.
Jerry Ford played football. You're a fan of futbol.
It's eerie.
Plus, wendersfan is obviously a fan of Wim Wenders, who directed Wings of Desire, which was remade as City of Angels starring Nicholas Cage, who starred in Amos & Andrew with Dabney Coleman, who starred in Modern Problems with Chevy Chase, who first rose to fame on Saturday Night Live for his portrayals of .... Gerald Ford!
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I struggled with the President question, and with the question preceding it, the one about GDP. I had no idea what the blobs would answer.




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so, the definition of "blobs" is "everyone but me", right?
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Plus, wendersfan is obviously a fan of Wim Wenders, who directed Wings of Desire, which was remade as City of Angels starring Nicholas Cage, who starred in Amos & Andrew with Dabney Coleman, who starred in Modern Problems with Chevy Chase, who first rose to fame on Saturday Night Live for his portrayals of .... Gerald Ford!
Gerald Ford went to U of M, I work at tOSU. 'Nuff said.
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Old 07-22-09, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by LurkerDan View Post
so, the definition of "blobs" is "everyone but me", right?
That does appear to be the standard forum definition.



I used to criticise its usage, hence my sarcasm, but have since given up the ghost.
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Originally Posted by LurkerDan View Post
so, the definition of "blobs" is "everyone but me", right?
Not for me. Now if others who have misappropriated my term have misused it, that's their problem.
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Re: Politics Sheep: 4th Term

People above the blob mass know who the blobs are. The blobs only think they know.
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You are a carbon blob. Yes, you.
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Is this the longest Sheep pregame in the history of Sheep? Geesh.
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Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
I think if this was sheep for lawyers, there is a federal judge that would clearly stand out - the one I believe Lurker is referencing. Given your background and what that judge is known for, your most known judge may just be that judge.
I went with the nutty one you seem to like a lot.
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You probably would have had better luck by asking for law professors. More people have probably heard of Tribe and Epstein than federal judges not on the SCt.


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Originally Posted by orangecrush18 View Post
If you asked for professors, I would think many people would go with Obama.
Dershowitz.
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Dershowitz.
Gesundheit.
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I went with the nutty one you seem to like a lot.
Going for the best on quality is certainly one way to go on the question.
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