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chicklegirl
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My #1 piece of furniture? BED = 1.

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PataLeBon
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Furniture??

Chaise lounge = 117

Well, that's MY seat at home. [Biased]

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Nutmeg
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For my piece of furniture I will post a DESK, something close to every ship mates heart and computer.

My score is also 1. [Big Grin]

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East Price Road
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My choice is SIDEBOARD, which makes a score of 67.
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I have decided to a go for a design classic, by Arne Jacobsen - to give it its full name, the 3141.

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rugasaw
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I pick a tree stump seat. Now let's see. I believe that would be 172.

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Geneviève

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I pick a Queen Anne Bonnet Top Highboy for a total of 281 points.

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Imaginary Friend

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I shall take a coffee table (doesn't this one look nice?!), which scores 69 points.

So far (i.e. including my entry but no cross posts!), the mean is 434, which means that Geneviève needs some help.

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Golden Key
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I choose The Stone Of Destiny. (Fun read, BTW!)

Its number is 186.

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Golden Key
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quote:
Originally posted by Doublethink:
I have decided to a go for a design classic, by Arne Jacobsen - to give it its full name, the 3141.

(Helpfully.)

Ah, but surely its full name should be this??? Though I pity poor Quizmaster, double-checking the math!
[Cool] [Biased]

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Geneviève

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quote:
Originally posted by davelarge:
I shall take a coffee table (doesn't this one look nice?!), which scores 69 points.

So far (i.e. including my entry but no cross posts!), the mean is 434, which means that Geneviève needs some help.

The minute I posted I knew I was in trouble, because I had forgotten DT's entry. Oh, well. If I'm out, it has been fun.

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Liberty

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Seeing as I work with babies*... COT which is minus 2 [Big Grin]

*And today I can say I literally got cr*pped on [Roll Eyes]

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CuppaT
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Here's a crib for 14 points.

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rugasaw
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quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:
I choose The Stone Of Destiny. (Fun read, BTW!)

Its number is 186.

You have posted a real fraud. Let me present you the real Stone of Destiny.

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Chorister

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I choose a very ordinary SOFA, which is a total of 29.

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Golden Key
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Rugasaw--

Thank you for your helpfulness. FYI, the article to which I linked discusses the controversy.

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--"Oh, Peace Train, save this country!" (Yusuf/Cat Stevens, "Peace Train")

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The Great Gumby

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quote:
Originally posted by chicklegirl:
My #1 piece of furniture? BED = 1.

Surely BED = 3?

B=2, E=5, D=4, 2+5-4=3

I pick BENCH for 4, as we've got two nice ones to go with our farmhouse table.

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flags_fiend
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I choose couch for 8.

flags x

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Caty S.

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Because the subject is on my mind after the discussion we've been having in Little Britain, I'm going for bookcase, scoring 41.

[ 25. September 2008, 09:25: Message edited by: Caty. ]

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Patdys
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My furniture, utilising the word in its printing sense is 'dead metal'. I kind of like this as it is similar to dead mental, which makes me feel at home, much like a nice piece of... well, furniture.

Count 62

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The Rogue
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Continuing the water theme and trying to be clever I shall select the po.

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rugasaw
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quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:
Rugasaw--

Thank you for your helpfulness. FYI, the article to which I linked discusses the controversy.

Good, just s long as you know it wasn't the vampires it was the werewolves. But not all the werewolves just some.

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Adam.

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I'll go for a HAT STAND

8+1-20+19+20+1+14+4=47.

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fletcher christian

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I go for -
DAVENPORT DESK WITH A SECRET DRAWER, IN WALNUT.
Which I think, gives me 424.

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chicklegirl
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quote:
Originally posted by The Great Gumby:
quote:
Originally posted by chicklegirl:
My #1 piece of furniture? BED = 1.

Surely BED = 3?

B=2, E=5, D=4, 2+5-4=3

I pick BENCH for 4, as we've got two nice ones to go with our farmhouse table.

Ah, Great Gumby (and how very great you are!) many thanks for your quick eye. For some reason I had it in my mind that I had to subtract the second number instead of the third.

Whatever my other talents may be, my inability to figure out the right way to add such a basic equation is the very reason I ask you all to keep an eye on my math when I'm tabulating points.

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the pilgrim
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When I was a young man at University I got my first apartment. It was furnished with upturned crates, cement blocks with planks laid across the tops, used bean-bag chairs from the Goodwill, etc. My favorite item to sit on was a nice comfy BOX. Hmmm,.... let's see,...... carry the one,.....subtract the denominator,...... That puts me at minus nine

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East Price Road
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quote:
Originally posted by fletcher christian:
I go for -
DAVENPORT DESK WITH A SECRET DRAWER, IN WALNUT.
Which I think, gives me 424.

Sings: "and your secret drawer's no secret...anymore".

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jedijudy

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I have a music cabinet, which I believe is an 81.

Better than leaving the music in stacks around the house! [Biased]

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I pick Lectern which if my maths is right = 71

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Angel Wrestler
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A Prie Dieu

16 + 18 + 5 + 4 + 9 + 5 + 21 - 9 = 69

We may need to visit one to stay in this round! [Votive]

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Quizmaster

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Eliminated for failing to post:
Rugmaker

QUALIFIERS
Angel Wrestler
Caty.
Chicklegirl
Chorister
CuppaT
Davelarge
Doublethink
East Price Road
Flags_Fiend
Fletcher Christian
Genevieve
Golden Key
Hart
Icklejen
Jedijudy
Mertseger
Nutmeg
PataLeBon
Patdys
Rugasaw
Surfing Madness
The Great Gumby
The Pilgrim

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Quizmaster

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ROUND SIX : PREMIERSHIP

The Barclays Premiership of British Football is the subject for this round.

You must pick THREE teams and they cannot be the same combination as someone who has chosen before you.

This choice must be posted before 12:00 noon UK time on Saturday.

The person eliminated will be chosen as follows:
1) Lowest score of goals FOR all three teams
2) Highest score of goals AGAINST all three teams
3) Rule 1 then 2 for team 1, team 2 then team 3


My Also Ran Entry for this round is
ARSENAL
CHELSEA
LIVERPOOL

You must choose a different combination.

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Chorister

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Everton
Manchester United
Newcastle

(no idea about football, so this is a lucky dip entry)

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Doublethink.
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Hmm, I know beggar all about this so ...

Chelsea
Stoke City
Hull City

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CuppaT
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Middlesbro
Sunderland
Portsmouth

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PataLeBon
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Aston Villa (there's one in Galveston)
Wigan Atheletic (sounds interesting...)
WBA (???)

Ok..I know more about football (soccer) in the US than anywhere else.. [Biased]

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rugasaw
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I choose

Aston Villa
Arsenal
Manchester City

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East Price Road
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I choose:

Blackburn
West Ham
Chelsea

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Caty S.

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Manchester City
Chelsea
Arsenal

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Angel Wrestler
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I don't even follow American football, so here goes a shot in the dark!

Newcastle
Liverpool
Everton

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Mertseger

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Looking at the current records and knowing nothing else, I'll take:

Chelsea
Blackburn
Manchester City

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Geneviève

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OMG, I'm still in! Well, giddy with delight I shall peruse the teams and probably pick by color of the jerseys (do they show that?) because I know nothing at all about the subject!
We are off the water theme, huh?

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Geneviève

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I just picked the names I liked:

Chelsea
Everton
Wigan Athletic

Cahill's a cutie though.

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Nutmeg
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There is no way I can apply any science to this game...

my three picks are therefore

1) Manchester City
2) Middlesbrough
3) Wigan Athletic

And lots of luck to all. I used this link , I don't know if it will help anyone else. Does this mean we have to wait till the weekend is over before we get the results? [Razz]

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I pick

1. Arsenal
2. Tottenham Hotspur (How bad is Pompey's defence this season?!)
3. Manchester United

Here is a fixture list for this weekend, if anyone's interested.

[Edited for code]

[ 26. September 2008, 00:58: Message edited by: davelarge ]

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Patdys
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Arsenal
Chelsea
Aston Villa

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jedijudy

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A pure guess on my part.
Chelsea
West Brom
Arsenal


Chelsea is first because of icklejen! [Big Grin]

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chicklegirl
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Since I know very little about British football, I'd best stick to the ABC's:

1) Arsenal
2) Blackburn
3) Chelsea

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Adam.

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1) Arsenal
2) Hull
3) Chelsea.

Yes, I know Arsenal and Hull are playing each other. This is called hedging my bets. In a game where it doesn't matter a jot how well you do so long as you don't come last, I figure reducing your variance without reducing your expectation too much is always good and picking teams whose fortunes are negatively correlated achieves that.

Random financial fact: that's the same reason why picking a very variable stock can actually make your portfolio stabler, if it's negatively correlated with your other investments.

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rugasaw
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quote:
Originally posted by davelarge:
I pick

1. Arsenal
2. Tottenham Hotspur (How bad is Pompey's defence this season?!)
3. Manchester United

Here is a fixture list for this weekend, if anyone's interested.

[Edited for code]

Are you going to be allowed back in the house after who you picked? Or rather who you didn't pick?

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