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comet

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yep, he got it. [Big Grin]

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Chorister

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I'm sure if I looked hard enough, the last few posts would spell out the child benefit details of half the people in the UK, but I can't be bothered.

I'll assume that all the cryptic codes have good intent, and let you play on.....

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Quizmaster

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quote:
Originally posted by comet:
yep, he got it. [Big Grin]

I tried, knowing the first acronym, but I still needed the website:

Comet Radio

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PLUSH Points continue:

16 0 1 0 0 Rugasaw : Talkeetna is obviously a dangerous place
16 0 0 0 1 Doublethink : Thanks for the list of entries
16 0 0 1 1 Jedijudy : Thanks for completing the list
16 0 0 -1 0 Doublethink : Double post with voting adjustment
16 0 0 0 1 Golden Key : Nice acknowledgement
16 0 1 0 0 Jedijudy : For that picturesque description
16 0 0 0 1 Caty the Southerner : For the link
16 0 1 1 0 Pure as Snow : Smart & Weird - This post is simply ….. YOU
16 0 1 0 0 Jedijudy : Nice Photo you secret cloudlover
16 0 1 0 0 Rugasaw : I am sure that is you in the distance
16 1 1 1 1 Lady A : What a brilliant way to say goodbye
16 0 2 0 0 Golden Key : For some reason I read all about that
16 0 1 1 0 Davelarge : A fairly comprehensive cloud choice there
16 0 0 1 1 Gwai : Forging friendships via the internet
16 0 1 0 0 Flags Fiend : There is a cloud appreciation society?
16 0 1 -1 0 Hart : Now we know what you do in your spare time
16 0 0 0 1 Quizmaster : I think I can use that picture you linked to
16 0 0 0 1 Chorister : Thankyou for those links
16 0 1 0 0 Gwai : Have you played Hart over the internet yet?
16 -1 -1 -1 -1 Pure as Snow : I think you deserve that score for that meal
16 1 1 1 -1 Davelarge : Great English Traditional Meal you provided
16 0 0 1 1 Icklejen : That's better, but what are Timmy's donuts?
16 0 0 -1 0 Hart : You should know that I have my methods
16 0 0 0 1 Flags Fiend : Nice vegetarian alternative
16 0 0 -1 0 Ann : Sorry, we all walked out before the meal arrived

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Quizmaster

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In a continuing effort to catch up

P L U S H Points for your perusal:

17 1 0 0 0 Ann : Say that again and we will burn you as a witch
17 0 0 -1 0 Doublethink : Think yourself lucky
17 0 0 0 1 Caty the Southerner : For the apology to the hosts
17 0 0 0 1 Caty the Southerner : For the link
17 0 0 1 -1 Flags Fiend : We have had far too few arguments this year
17 0 0 1 1 Caty the Southerner : Taking the lead in settling the argument
17 0 0 0 0 Jedijudy : FIAT Point
17 0 0 0 1 Davelarge : For the link
17 0 0 -1 -1 Caty the Southerner : We have a rule that your first answer counts
17 0 0 -1 -1 Caty the Southerner : See, you have gone and upset a host now
17 1 1 1 1 Pure as Snow : Always helpful when it suits him
17 0 0 -1 0 Hart : Why use one post when two will do
17 1 2 1 0 Pure as Snow : I love that link
17 0 -1 -1 1 Pure as Snow : Two much! Let us find the other ones
17 0 0 1 0 Quizmaster : Appropriate damage for this particular round
17 0 1 2 1 Flags Fiend : You ought to know that you won by a mile
17 2 1 2 -1 Pure as Snow : That takes me back to KOQ v.1 - We had fun!
17 -1 0 0 1 Wet Kipper : We now live in a controlled environment
17 1 1 1 -1 Doublethink : For the most disgusting game ever
17 1 1 1 1 Pure as Snow : Like it - appropriate apology
17 0 1 1 1 Comet : Well said
17 1 1 1 1 Mertseger : Brilliant choice and well observed
17 0 1 0 0 Hart : You are now a medal winner
17 1 1 1 0 Pure as Snow : It takes dedication to get the right image
17 0 1 0 0 Chorister : We changed! We need another Exeter meet!
17 0 1 0 0 Jedijudy : Can you go on to win the event?
17 1 2 1 -1 Doublethink : I love posts like these
17 0 0 0 1 Hart : Good thinking

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Caught up at last - just the current page to go

P L U S H Points for your delectation:

18 0 0 1 1 Jedijudy : A well presented summary of the round
18 0 0 0 0 Golden Key : Table for 1 please. Soup, Cheese & Melon. Ta!
18 0 0 1 0 Jedijudy : Good question
18 0 0 1 0 Hart : Taking pride in his position
18 0 0 1 0 Jedijudy : Equally proud of her achievement
18 0 0 1 1 Flags Fiend : Goodbye and thanks for the poetry
18 0 0 0 1 Caty the Southerner : A welcome parting greeting
18 2 1 1 1 Icklejen : You have still got it so don't lose it
18 1 -1 1 -1 Davelarge : Allocating the blame elsewhere
18 0 0 1 1 Hart : I apologise for not acknowledging your suggestion
18 0 0 1 1 Jedijudy : I loved that cartoon as well
18 0 0 0 0 Rugasaw : I am still waiting for your guesses
18 0 0 -1 0 Caty the Southerner : You should know the routine by now
18 0 0 -1 0 Caty the Southerner : We will only know once you have posted
18 0 0 0 1 Caty the Southerner : Thank you for the heads up on that one
18 0 0 0 1 Sharkshooter : Thanks for the confirmation
18 1 0 0 0 Comet : For spotting that brilliant piece of coding
18 0 0 0 -1 Pure as Snow : God does intervene to stop this sort of cheating
18 0 1 0 0 Caty the Southerner : I love it when I can induce paranoia
18 0 0 0 1 Jedijudy : That was the post I needed to 'make sure'
18 0 0 0 -1 Quizmaster : But it is not meant to be impossible
18 0 0 0 1 Wet Kipper : Thanks for pointing out the problems
18 1 1 1 0 Jedijudy : For that déjà vu all over again quip
18 0 0 0 1 Icklejen : You feature strongly in these images Icklejen
18 1 0 0 1 Pure as Snow : For being a great audience
18 0 1 0 0 Quizmaster : That old boot has a double identity doesn't it?
18 0 0 0 1 Caty the Southerner : For confirming the problem
18 1 1 1 -1 Doublethink : I love the completely selfish at times like these
18 0 0 0 1 Hart : Thanks for the facts
18 0 0 0 1 Hart : Additional dig at Doublethink
18 0 0 -1 1 Jedijudy : For keeping us all informed
18 0 1 0 -1 Gwai : Computers are weird are they not?
18 0 1 0 0 Jedijudy : I am checking all the links right now

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rugasaw
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quote:
Originally posted by Quizmaster:
Rugasaw : I am still waiting for your guesses

Yeah, I should know better than to open my mouth. Same thing happened this fall that happens late every fall I run out of time and lose at the KOQ.

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Liberty

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Hart your number 4 is me???

Hmmmm,

If I knew what it was I'm sure I'd be a bandwidth thief. I AM a coward, I DON'T love my Mama (she IS the devil!) and I'm sure inadvertently I am a litterbug.

BUT in my defense I have loved the Chels since approximately 1905, and my first words on hearing we'd been bought were a cowardly "I don't want to be hated"

I'm hurt, deeply! [Disappointed]

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quote:
Originally posted by Quizmaster:
17 0 1 2 1 Flags Fiend : You ought to know that you won by a mile

I love puzzles [Smile] , unfortunately they are not so good when you are trying to do a degree - saying that though this site is just as bad, as I'm now addicted to the scrabble game on it!

flags x

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Liberty

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Quizzie, if I tell you that davelarge makes me a hotwater bottle every night can he have more helpfulness points?*

ij x


*have realised I better suck up to dl: because we're in Canada on his work permit, he now has the power to have me deported.

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quote:
Originally posted by icklejen:
Hart your number 4 is me???

Hmmmm,

If I knew what it was I'm sure I'd be a bandwidth thief. I AM a coward, I DON'T love my Mama (she IS the devil!) and I'm sure inadvertently I am a litterbug.

BUT in my defense I have loved the Chels since approximately 1905, and my first words on hearing we'd been bought were a cowardly "I don't want to be hated"

I'm hurt, deeply! [Disappointed]

ickle_jen... I don't know what to say: that wasn't the picture that that URL linked to when I posted it! It was genuinely just the Chelsea "flag", which is your avatar. It seems to have been changed in the intervening time; I don't know why.

A thousand apologies, I should have made sure to get the picture from a more trust-worthy (or, less hackable) site .


[Hot and Hormonal]

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Liberty

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No worries, I just assumed it was a joke - after all Chelsea fans *are* despised for being glory hunters who buy trophies! I deny this of course! [Biased]

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Quizmaster

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Semi Final Result:

Five people attempted to identify the pictures.

code:
 

Competitor Caty Hart Judy Q.M. Snow
Pictures right 34 19 24 27 23
Penalty Points -2 0 -4 -1 0
FINAL SCORE 32 19 20 26 23


This means that the Bronze Medal goes to HART.

The final will be between Caty and Judy.

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THE FINAL : TIME TRAVELLER

Following the success of the PIRATES round you are now required to examine the world as it is today, decide how it could be better if it was not as it is then imagine yourself travelling back in time to alter the course of history (Thanks for the idea Comet). You should describe how the change you make would have impacted the world in the past to create a better world today.

The Also Rans are in control of this round as we will all vote on which change we would like to see implemented once the time machine has been invented.

Let your imaginations run free as they did in the Pirates round and give us some ideas to blow our minds.

You have until Friday 30th November to post your full and final analysis.

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Caty S.

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I got THIRTY-FOUR pictures right??!! How on God's green earth did I manage that?!

Well played, Hart.

[ 26. November 2007, 21:54: Message edited by: caty the southerner ]

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jedijudy

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*jj slaps Hart on the back and offers him a glass of freshly squeezed key lime-ade*

Good job! Haven't we had a great time? [Big Grin]

Goodness! One of the remaining two contestants...I'm very honored!

Now to find that "thinking cap" again.

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Adam.

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quote:
Originally posted by Quizmaster:
This means that the Bronze Medal goes to HART.

It will be hung proudly from my wall!

Best of luck to our final two: may the best woman win!

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A helpful list of resources for Time-Travelers from an Also-Ran.

--"A Short History Of The World", by H.G. Wells.

--Flotte's Outline Of World History--with color illustrations.

--Time Traveler Convention At MIT.

--Coast To Coast AM radio show.
Home of much weirdness, including discussions of time travel. NOTE: due to general strangeness, might not want to open this at work, depending on your workplace.

--History To Herstory Archive.

--National Women's History Project.

--"Journeyman" TV series official site. NOTE: beware of possible spoilers!


Bon Voyage! [Cool] [Yipee]

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Golden Key
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quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
Now to find that "thinking cap" again.

{Echoing voice from far, far away.}


A cap to think a Jedi needs not!

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Quizmaster

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Also Ran Entry for the Knockout Quiz Final:

TIME MACHINE:

Set the date – Monday 9th October 1307

That gives me just under a week to warn those I need to warn about the dastardly events that should be prevented. I need to get messages between the South of France and Jerusalem and many places in between. I have always had a problem with the teachings of the church but at the end of this week the church elders have agreed to a plot of murder and torture to prevent another organisation from becoming more powerful than the church itself.

Times were tough in this era and travellers were regularly robbed, mugged, assaulted, abused and even killed simply for being in the wrong place on a road beset by highwaymen out for a quick profit. Church types had a penchant for pilgrimages which took them far and wide in search of spiritual fulfilment. Men usually had to choose between the church or the army. The choice was warfare or religion and those who did not want to fight found some way to develop religious leanings.

Just as in modern times, peace loving individuals are in the majority, but warmongers tend to be more powerful and able to impose their wills on the majority. There was some hope, however, as the church had a military branch known as the Knights Templar whose role was to protect pilgrims on their journey from the North of Scotland all the way to Jerusalem and back again. The Knights were strong and well trained in man to man combat, and the church paid handsomely for their services.

Pope Clement V came up with a very clever cost cutting exercise. He organised the mass round-up and murder of this military branch because attacks on pilgrims had become much less frequent. The bad guys knew that if they attacked pilgrims they were likely to be visited by the Knight Templar so this branch had completed its useful life and could now be dispensed with, particularly as they were so expensive, demanding good money for risking their lives on behalf of others.

I have to warn the Knights Templar of their impending doom so that they are ready on Friday 13th.

By making them ready, the world would be completely different today:

1. The Roman Catholic Church would have gone bankrupt in the 14th Century.
2. We would be united in wearing the Cross of St. George everywhere we walk.
3. The Holy Grail would be on display at The Louvre in Paris
4. We would know the names of the descendants of one Jesus from Nazareth.
5. Dan Brown would not have been able to entice us with his work of fiction.
6. Malta would not be the underdeveloped island it remains to this day.

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[from a lightning proof bunker]

Time Machine set for
6000 B.C. - Six billion years ago. (YMMV)
Genesis 1:26.

God, excuse me Sir, um, I think on reflection you might want to just stop at the dolphins. Seriously, they provide great companionship and it will save you an awful lot of grief...

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Liberty

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hey, you used my sig idea! [Smile]

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QM and PATDYS:

[Cool] [Overused] [Killing me]


{Puttering around in the hanging gardens of the Also-Ran monastic resort on Mt. Everest.}

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I've been frantically pondering ideas, and rejecting them almost as quickly. There are two that keep reappearing in my brain, though. May have to give them a bit more serious thought.

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Let me fire up my De Lorean and zoom back to an indeterminate day in 1870 when Thomas Adams met General Santa Anna, which unholy union led to a venture in how to develop and market chicle, and shortly thereafter chewing gum as we know it was invented.

If I were successful in stopping this business alliance, I would prevent the creation of Adams' highly successful product, Chiclets, which would in turn erase the identity of Chicklegirl, creating a vacuum in the space time continuum (for how could this post exist if Chicklegirl never existed?), thereby causing the universe to implode (which has been my evil plan all along).

<edited to cue diabolical laughter>

[ 28. November 2007, 07:42: Message edited by: chicklegirl ]

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Just over 24 hours left for our two finalists to post.
[Snore]

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The year is 1999. Planet Earth, North America, the United States of America, the great state of Florida. Supervisors of elections are making the preparations necessary for the presidential elections next year.

Out of thin air, I appear with my credentials in hand: a voter registration card and valid Florida driver's license. After a heart-to-heart chat with Governor Bush, I convince him that the voting machines of the state are going to cause him no small amount of grief if he doesn't do something about the chad potential.

With a letter from the governor in my hand, I travel to all sixty-seven counties to inform the officials that they will not be using the voting machines which they have been testing and cleaning. No. In 2000 the citizens of the state will vote by paper ballot *gasp*, just like we did in the old days.

Many of the election supervisors are pretty peeved at me for my audacity and backward-thinking ways, but they must comply or risk JEB's wrath.

As a consequence of my actions:
  • Florida isn't the laughing stock of the whole world.
  • Hanging chads, dimpled chads and pregnant chads do not become part of everyone's vocabulary.
  • As to the outcome of the election...

I should leave that last part to those who are more politically savvy than I am. Who knows, we might not be in a war at this time. Then again, we might not have been able to escape that fate. *sigh*

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Caty S.

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The Date: The second year of the reign of Gaius Julius Caesar, later to be known as 47BC.

The Place: The eastern fringes of the Roman Republic, somewhere near Antioch

The Mission: Persuade the local officials of the many benefits of making lots of small metallic pieces each bearing a single letter, a frame to put them in (including showing them a quick diagram scribbled on the back of some spare parchment), some paper/parchment/papyrus and lots of ink.

Yes, I am introducing moveable type printing into the Roman Empire.

Just think of the advantages, sir. It will be so much easier to govern. All your proclamations can be reproduced many times; no-one need be in ignorance. No more unruly centurions claiming they couldn’t read their orders. It will be very useful. Your superiors in Rome will be most impressed and create many presses for their own use – and give you a great big promotion. And just think how much cheaper it will be than feeding and housing all those scribes.

I see, sir that you own a book. Aristotle? That must have been terribly expensive. Really? Just think, sir. You could have Socrates and Plato too, if the works could be reproduced at less expense. In fact, I am sure that lots more people will start writing about all sort of interesting things, and soon you will have whole libraries. You have heard of the library at Alexandria? Imagine having such places all over the world!

What do you think?


This new technology will of course take a while to catch on and spread across the Empire. However, within a generation there will be printed material all across the Empire. Literature will flourish, and by 200AD large forests in the northern part of the Empire will be ruthlessly managed for maximum wood pulp production.

After the decline of the Roman Empire (brought about largely by the Roman civil service imploding due to all the paperwork), people will still have access to information about building and maintaining roads, sewers, and many other things – including how to print more stuff - in the many libraries scattered across the former Empire.

The 'dark ages' will be distinctly brighter, as old Roman technology makes lives more comfortable. In fact, they will be simply be called the post-Roman period, as historians of the future will be far better informed: not only will archaeologists be able to dig stuff up, but there will be hundreds of thousands of documents to study.

Biblical scholars will also have tens of thousands of early, printed copies of the Biblical texts to study. There will be a massive body of correspondence from – and to - St. Paul, preserved in several collections (the twenty-eighth letter to the Corinthians being of particular interest to those seeking to understand the correct liturgy for use in celebrating the resuscitation of those killed by falls from windows during long sermons). The ease with which documents can be copied and disseminated may even mean the preservation of letters from Jesus. ("Yes, mother, I will be at the wedding. Please make sure there is enough wine this time.")

What is more, all those books and Bibles circulating and being read in the first-millennium church will have a positive effect on the way the church as an institution develops. Many of the worst excesses of corruption will be prevented, and individuals will have greater access to and understanding of the Bible and liturgy. The reformation will not cause chaos all over Europe, but will instead happen gradually between 1100 and 1400 as scholars write and publish learned papers, and ordinary people carry on doing pretty much what they've always done.

Of course, there will still be many controversies. As the Church Times editorial commented in 1384, "Whyle wee recognyse and applaude the wishe of many to achieue greater understandynge of Holy Scripture, wee doe belyve that the varios Latin translacions so widely auailable todaye doe prouide an excellent resource. Wee cannot butte feele that Master John Wyclyffe’s Englyshe translacion runs agaynste the greate tradycyons of the Holy Church and that, since offycyal approual is lykely to be refusyd, a printe runne of 80,000 was mayhap a lyttle optimisticke."

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O.K. All you ex-contestants who are now Also Rans:

Can I have your votes please.
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Caty S.

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Er, PATDYS, are you sure you meant to send that message to me?

By the way, your PM box is full.

[ 30. November 2007, 20:35: Message edited by: caty the southerner ]

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You know, I made the first error of the quiz. It seems only appropriate that I make one of the last.
Thanks Caty, Ive sent my vote to the right person this time. [Hot and Hormonal]

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Well, PatDYS, you could have sent it to me, too! [Big Grin]

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Announcement planned for tonight.

We currently have a result but there is still time to vote and make it a tie.

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Tonight UK time? Now you have me calculating time differences! (OK, even I can add 6 without too much trouble!).

Hang, on if I'm making lunch, that means it is tonight...

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About an hour to go Ickle.

Are you having a good morning this evening?


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P L U S H Points

19 0 0 1 0 Comet : You cotton on really fast
19 0 0 -1 0 Chorister : You've got the wrong competition love
19 0 1 0 0 Comet : Nice Story
19 0 0 -1 0 Quizmaster : For not checking backwards properly
19 0 0 1 0 Jedijudy : Well done for picking out a mystery
19 0 0 0 1 Quizmaster : Helping in the solution to the puzzle
19 0 0 0 1 Hart : Happy Thanksgiving to you also
19 0 0 0 1 Comet : Helping us to crack the code
19 0 0 1 0 Jedijudy : Good first effort
19 0 0 1 0 Quizmaster : Good second effort
19 1 0 -1 -1 Jedijudy : Yes, a bank of snow beside the road
19 0 0 2 1 Comet : For that clever clue
19 0 0 1 1 Pure as Snow : For initiating the route to the answer
19 0 0 0 1 Pure as Snow : For the code table
19 0 0 0 1 Pure as Snow : For the links
19 0 0 0 1 Comet : For the hint
19 0 0 1 0 Pure as Snow : For getting there first
19 0 1 0 0 Comet : For mind reading across half the globe
19 0 1 0 0 Chorister : For bringing in a topical interest story
19 0 0 -1 0 Rugasaw : There is always next year
19 1 1 1 0 Icklejen : For lying about your age
19 1 0 -1 -1 Flags Fiend : For trying to get more people on Facebook
19 0 0 0 1 Davelarge : Well Icklejen did ask me to add this one
19 0 0 1 1 Hart : Good apology
19 1 0 0 1 Icklejen : You could have stopped at word fifteen
19 0 0 1 0 Caty the Southerner : By being Smart I believe
19 0 0 0 1 Jedijudy : Offering drinks to the dropout
19 0 0 0 1 Hart : Gracious in defeat
19 0 0 0 1 Golden Key : For those links
19 0 0 -1 0 Golden Key : A Jedi may not but Judy can use the help
19 0 0 -1 0 Icklejen : For failing to be first
19 0 0 0 1 Golden Key : Good encouragement
19 0 1 0 0 Jedijudy : Thinking out loud - must have a cap on

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Roll up for the awards ceremony.

Awards Ceremony

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P L U S H Points Finished:

20 0 0 0 1 Caty the Southerner : Helping an ailing antipodean
20 0 0 -2 0 Pure as Snow : Sending a contestant his answers
20 0 1 0 0 Jedijudy : There are better things to worry about
20 0 1 0 0 Icklejen : Settling in 'Over There'

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The Awards:

WINNER: Caty the Southerner
SECOND: Jedijudy
THIRD: Hart

SMART ALEC: Pure as the Driven Yellow Snow

Thank you all who took part.

Would a host kindly close the thread after a chance is given to anyone who wants to say goodbye.

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Oh, gosh.

[Eek!] [Smile] [Big Grin] [Yipee]

Is this the bit where I'm supposed to say that I haven't got a speech prepared, and thank my manager and agent?

Seriously, though, this was great fun. Well played everyone, and congratulations to all the award winners.

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Do the plush points get added up at all? Was fun though, I look forward to joining in again next year [Smile]

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(((Caty)))) [Yipee] [Big Grin] Well played!!

Quizmaster, as usual, this was great fun. Thank you! [Overused]

I got second pla-ace, I got second pla-ace!! [Yipee] [Big Grin] [Yipee]

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Can I please reiterate my thanks to all who played and the Quizmaster for all their hard work. [Overused]
Congratulations to Hart, jedijudy and caty the southerner. Well played all. [Big Grin]

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In the time-honoured tradition of always forgetting to thank someone when accepting an award, I forgot to say:

Thanks, Quizmaster, for all your work. I echo the [Overused] .

[ 03. December 2007, 23:11: Message edited by: caty the southerner ]

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Congrats! [Overused]

Thanks, QuizMaster! [Overused]


Great fun! Kudos to all the players. The Also-Rans are catering the awards ceremony over on the other board!
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[ 04. December 2007, 05:07: Message edited by: Golden Key ]

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Thanks Quizmaster, it was awesome, as ever! [Overused]

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quote:
Originally posted by flags_fiend:
Do the plush points get added up at all? Was fun though, I look forward to joining in again next year [Smile]

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Why, are you volunteering? [Biased]

Thanks QM for another enjoyable quiz, where even being an also-ran is fun!

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Congratulations to this year's fine field of contestants and the winners who manouevered so successfully through the various minefields graciously provided by Quizmaster.

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[Yipee] Congrats Everyone !!! [Yipee]

[ 04. December 2007, 19:37: Message edited by: Doublethink ]

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quote:
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Originally posted by flags_fiend:
Do the plush points get added up at all? Was fun though, I look forward to joining in again next year [Smile]

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Why, are you volunteering? [Biased]

Thanks QM for another enjoyable quiz, where even being an also-ran is fun!

I would have loved to volunteer, but I don't really have the time, am already very snowed under with work so sorry I don't think I can. Thanks QM for running the quiz - was brilliant, and well done Caty!

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