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Posted by Imaginary Friend (# 186) on :
 
As promised, a new thread. Jahlove put up December's scores here, if you didn't see them before. [Smile]

<small>[ 11. February 2013, 06:47: Message buggered about with by: Ariston ]</small>

[ 13. February 2013, 15:35: Message edited by: Ariston ]
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
And the quiz can be found here
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
First to play in the year yesterday and first to play on the new thread today!

Shame I made such a mess of the answers [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Jabber (# 9668) on :
 
Currently in the top ten, for the first and more than likely the last time this year!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Done it again: guessed correctly and then changed it. [brick wall]
Still, start as you mean to go on, that's my motto.
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
And for the first time ever, I'm in the lead!
Okay, and pretty close to dead last too. Shush!
 
Posted by Sylvander (# 12857) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by AristonAstuanax:
And for the first time ever, I'm in the lead!

You simply need to get up earlier if you want that more often.
Or party longer (although that usually guarantees a rather short-lived lead).
 
Posted by Geneviève (# 9098) on :
 
As of today, the 3rd, I'm number 10 for the month!! Whee!! [Yipee] Won't last, so I'll rejoice now.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Should have gone with my instincts. Didn't. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Gosh but I was slow today!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
An ignominious start to the new year
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
The questions was long, the answers was short.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Gosh but I was slow today!

Me too, Wodders - nearly as slow as you ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
[Razz]

- - - -

One of today's answers is, again, as wrong as a wrong thing that is incorrect but, in it's favour, it is righter than the other wrong answers.

ITTWACW!

[Snigger]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Quiz interruptus today
 
Posted by Evensong (# 14696) on :
 
Oh dear. I read the color one wrong. [Frown]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Dire, dire, dire... but considering how tired I am, quite impressive.
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
Wow, possibly one the most America-centric questions ever in today's quiz. WTF do they mean by the NATO Phonetic Alphabet? It's the International Phonetic Alphabet. It's used all over the world by many organisations other than NATO. It wasn't invented by NATO. It wasn't even invented in America. [Mad]
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
Well when I was last in the forces (OK, the OTC and TA) it was called the NATO phonetic alphabet to distinguish it from other systems such as the old British foces radio alphabet (Able, B**** Charlie...) and the RAF version (they had a different one because they are special).

The International Phonetic Alphabet is a system of symbols where each symbol represents a particular sound, designed to reproduce the pronunciation of a word rather than clarify its spelling.

(edited to remove clues...)

[ 05. January 2012, 08:06: Message edited by: Bob Two-Owls ]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Accuracy - excellent.
Speed - oh dear.

Managed to stay north of the middle, but only just ...
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I'm Number One again!


I'm first to play again!!
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
oh idiot. More haste, less speed reading...
 
Posted by Jabber (# 9668) on :
 
Woohoo! 10/10 for the first time ever!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
I'm Number One again!


I'm first to play again!!

...and again but only 9/10 so will sink like a stone very soon.
 
Posted by Eutychus (# 3081) on :
 
You are safe with me playing second.
 
Posted by Hennah (# 9541) on :
 
Very lucky with my guessing today, didn't actually know about half of them.

Also Slower'n molasses in winn'er, as an American I knew used to say. [Roll Eyes]

[ 07. January 2012, 07:31: Message edited by: Hennah ]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Q 2 was dead easy, eh, Weasel?

Or was that the one you got wrong? [Snigger]
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
10 out of 10, but slower than a slow thing studying with a professor of slow at the University of Slowness. I shall revel in my momentary 1st place, however, while I can!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Lucky Guess Piglet has, I hope, temporarily, been replaced by Brainless Guess Piglet.

If I'd used my brain cells (both of them) for question 1 I'd have been much further up the board than I am. [Frown]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Wow, this must really be a nasty quiz if I can miss one and still finish in the top ten!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Played late today so no little luxury of being in first place for a while - 3rd out of 6 will have to do.
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
wow, the Bible trivia must be easy today, I knew the answers to all 10 and only got 9 because I'm on my laptop!

(You cant scroll down using the down arrow key - it just cycles through the answers but I keep forgetting that)
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sir Kevin:
An ignominious start to the new year

And to the week!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Unfortunate guess + computer freeze when trying to submit quiz = sad piglet. [Frown]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I hates filum questions, I does, I does!
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
Well that was rubbish, I flubbed the film question and the US holidays question. My two least favourite categories.
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
Just played for the first time - 9/10 (Yeah I flunked the film question too). 10th place at present. Now I know that speed counts as well I'll try to be faster next time!
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
I phayl at lyf
 
Posted by Jabber (# 9668) on :
 
Umm, so yeah. I'll play again tomorrow and I might even manage to understand the questions!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Damn! Missed the question about zoo animals...
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
I hates filum questions, I does, I does!

So does I. [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Incredibly Americanocentric questions today led me to getting a mere 7/10 - and not in last place!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
The internet had a brain fart just as I was submitting answers. I blame the Weasel for being so slow on the uptake!
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
Wot! 19 of us can't even guess accurately? Who is going to be the first 10/10 today?
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Why do I bother?
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
3 wild guesses - and the 1st to get the sought after 10/10. Cor blimey, lor luv a duck, 'n such-like.
 
Posted by Antisocial Alto (# 13810) on :
 
Ouch! 4 wrong. Darn movies.
 
Posted by kingsfold (# 1726) on :
 
Is there any point in me even trying this then?
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
oh go on, it worked for me...bizarrely
 
Posted by kingsfold (# 1726) on :
 
I did. I got 4 wrong. What a surprise! (Not)
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Considering how many of my answers were wild guesses, only getting two of them wrong isn't all that bad ...
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Here is the quiz. 14th on the leaderboard isn't so embarrassing when I remember how few answers I had even heard of!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
I can't believe I guessed correctly. And it was guessing.
 
Posted by Patdys (# 9397) on :
 
Does a happy dance

Top of the leader board*

Does a happy dance

*yes I am the only competitor so far.
And no, I probably won't watch my steady decline as the cleverer people log on.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Back to 10/10 but only 4th out of 5!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Did my usual "forgetting it's against the clock" and still managed 40 seconds - I'd be amazing if I had a brain.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I guessed the last one, never having read it. I am currently tenth.
 
Posted by Jabber (# 9668) on :
 
I changed my mind one one question and shouldn't have - why don't I learn?
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Back to 10/10 [Yipee] but although 43 seconds is quite good for me, it's rubbish compared to some ... [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
I notice one question today came under the category "Female girls names"

What other sort of girls names are there?
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
At least I got them all right today...but how the heck do you do it so fast???
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
My thoughts precisely, Lucia.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I really fecking hate it when they ask your opinion about bad quizzes! This is an opinion, not a fact, and calls for a value judgement. I should have been seventh. The dumb shit who wrote the question, that piece of excrement, should be banned from writing any more. I could go on...

[Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Sioni Sais (# 5713) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sir Kevin:
I really fecking hate it when they ask your opinion about bad quizzes! This is an opinion, not a fact, and calls for a value judgement. I should have been seventh. The dumb shit who wrote the question, that piece of excrement, should be banned from writing any more. I could go on...

[Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Disappointed]

Well, you've seen the answer, now you know what to do!
 
Posted by Eutychus (# 3081) on :
 
Came in here to complain about this question.

Which I nonetheless managed to get right [Big Grin]

Are some of you using shortcut keys to scroll between questions, or what?
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Eutychus:
Are some of you using shortcut keys to scroll between questions, or what?

Nope. They're just that good.

I'm not.
 
Posted by Boogie (# 13538) on :
 
All correct - but ohhh so slow!

[Smile]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
I should get extra points for not watching random sitcoms and films and sitting analysing the credits to memorise who was in them.
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
argh... the last science question got me...
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I didn't realize I knew so much about cats and so little about American TV shows! Aaaargh!
 
Posted by Rosa Winkel (# 11424) on :
 
Ah, I was being timed.

I got one question right, but for the wrong reason.
 
Posted by Just Me (# 14937) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Eutychus:

Are some of you using shortcut keys to scroll between questions, or what?

I've nearly trained myself to ignore the heading for each question - which doesn't help you answer the question but takes time to read - but I'd still struggle to read the question fast enough to get close to the experts.

Next time I might reduce the width of my browser window. At the moment the I'm nearly turning my head to read it all - if I get it narrower perhaps I'll be able to take it in faster.

[ 14. January 2012, 22:58: Message edited by: Just Me ]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sir Kevin:
I didn't realize I knew so much about cats and so little about American TV shows! Aaaargh!

You being a 'Murcan, I can't tell you how much better that makes me feel.

Fecking American television questions ... [Mad]
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
well, on the plus side, 30 seconds is my fastest time.
on the minus side, I guessed one incorrectly... which I have in the past guessed correctly... la la la!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
42 seconds - not bad by Captain Slow Piglet's standards.

Fifth place - I can live with that. [Yipee]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Foiled by a movie (accepted defeat graciously) and by a stupid stupid stupid question about stupid depends-on-your-point-of-view etiquette. And as for asking me which statement is factual about a mythical creature.... well, I rest my case. Some days this quiz is not worth the paper it's printed on. [Biased]
 
Posted by Chorister (# 473) on :
 
One day, Smudgie, you can devise your own quiz on the Ship. I predict lots of questions about penguins and the Isle of Wight ferry.... [Biased]
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
*mutter mutter mutter*
mythical bloody creatures...
*mutter mutter mutter*
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Second among the also-rans due to not carefully reading the thunder question.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Grrr, question 8, grrr.
 
Posted by Geneviève (# 9098) on :
 
Wow, I came in at #3 yesterday. Whee [Yipee]
I savor the thrill.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Not hugely fast, but hugely correct. [Smile]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
A moderate attempt on my return - I haven't seen the film in question since I was 7 years old so am not too surprised I got it wrong.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
That was a bit of a better score, once I forced myself to read the answers rather than just think "How should I know?"
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Finally back in the top ten: currently in fifth. It said the quiz was "harder". Harder than what - it was easy for me, though I did make an educated guess on the film question because I never saw it.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Whoop! [Yipee]
 
Posted by Drifting Star (# 12799) on :
 
[Razz]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Still in 10th!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
No threat from me, Sir K - I never thought I'd regret the fact that I haven't seen Bambi. [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Not first to go today so at the moment I am last.
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
well, a tad better today
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
Yay, I'm 4th at the moment! My best placing ever...not that it will last for long.
 
Posted by Rosa Winkel (# 11424) on :
 
Get in!

Had never heard of the politician and guessed the actress. Got 10/10.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Guessed the actress (and got it right [Yipee] ) but spent too long thinking.

Tried to submit a correction for question 1 (which they always get wrong), but it told me I wasn't logged in, so I thought, "stuff that for a lark".
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
If it is the question I think it is, piglet, they are right - I thought they were wrong, too. One is the capital and the other is the seat of government - the status of the first is enshrined in their constitution.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Which question did you blow today Weasel?

Smug PeteC.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
I'm obviously far too young to know the answer to some of those
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
Yeah and how many Americans know how many stars are on the European Union flag? (Actually I don't know the answer to that either....)
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
I'm obviously far too young to know the answer to some of those

I'm not. Everything correct and quick enough for sixth!
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Wait, how am I still in first? Will someone (ahem, other AA) please come along and restore order to the world?
 
Posted by Antisocial Alto (# 13810) on :
 
Your world is in excellent order, AA number one- I couldn't beat you today! I got the pop music question wrong.

Now if I ever managed to beat you in Mafia... THEN the world would be seriously out of order.
 
Posted by Antisocial Alto (# 13810) on :
 
Whoops, here's the quiz.
 
Posted by Rosa Winkel (# 11424) on :
 
Last, which is the opposite of my status in the fitness race, I believe.

Yank stuff is not my specialist field.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I'm usually pretty rubbish at Yank stuff too, RW, but Lucky Guess Piglet was on sparkling form today.

Not fast, but definitely sparkling. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
C'mon, c'mon, I wanna win one for once!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
AA, it's so much easier to just set your sights on mediocrity, like I do!
 
Posted by Patdys (# 9397) on :
 
the early bird has got the quiz (temporarily)
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
had been going swimmingly and then mis-clicked on the last question ack ack ackety ack [Frown]
 
Posted by Boogie (# 13538) on :
 
11th - I'm improving [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Faster than a speeding weasel ... just ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Boogie:
11th - I'm improving [Big Grin]

Me too.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I'm in a draw for second. Yay!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Pathetic guessing tonight. I blame the lateness of the hour.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I nipped through the Bible quiz today but someone's network decided to take a tea break!
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
ah, perhaps the best tactic is not to watch as the quiz screen rolls onto the page and sit staring blankly into space... oops. Lesson learned is: 1st have cup of tea, then do quiz.
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
So near and yet so far..... 2nd place. My best time ever though I think. Yay for bible questions!
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
In first now—but only because I payed attention to today's Gospel reading!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I missed Sunday's and I never finished dental school so I missed Q. 8 on Monday...
[Disappointed]
 
Posted by Sioni Sais (# 5713) on :
 
Danged fillums again!
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
dental question messed me up as well Sir K.
*shrugs*
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Was greatly aided by Lucky Guess Piglet on the dental question. [Smile]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Yay! I am in a draw for first!
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
well... I'm not quite last... Utterly scunnered today, lol!!
 
Posted by Rosa Winkel (# 11424) on :
 
Last.

A quiz about Europe would help me. Saying that, I got two wrong with the biblical questions.

Well, that I am leading the fitness race, this quiz enables me to daily taste the taste of defeat.
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
On one of the (many) questions I got wrong, the message with the answer said "Congratulations! You can not leave with less than {$1,000.} (No, I did not make up any of these names.)"

That's a very generous offer considering I got it wrong. Where do I claim my dosh?
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
... aided by Lucky Guess Piglet on the dental question ...

Sadly, not so on the height of the parents of a tall bloke I'd never heard of. [Frown]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Boy was I slow! However, I did beat our favourite Canadian.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I'd have been faster I hadn't spent too long reading question 1.

I was faster than you though. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Jahlove (# 10290) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Rosa Winkel:
Last.

A quiz about Europe would help me. Saying that, I got two wrong with the biblical questions.

Well, that I am leading the fitness race, this quiz enables me to daily taste the taste of defeat.

It's God's way of enabling the Humility function.
 
Posted by Pearl B4 Swine (# 11451) on :
 
Ya-Hoooooo Hennah ! Well done !
 
Posted by Hennah (# 9541) on :
 
Holy macaroni, I've won one.

Although, my time was actually exactly the same as AA's, so I'm not sure how that works... do you get extra credit for playing earlier? Or do they time it to fractions of a second? Either way, honourable draw, AA (but I'll take what I can get!) [Smile]
 
Posted by Rosa Winkel (# 11424) on :
 
After our semi-final win, and having got 10/10, I'll have a bottle of getthefuckin.

Still in mid-table, though, but considering that most of the questions were Yank ones, I'm happy with myself.
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Hennah:
Holy macaroni, I've won one.

Although, my time was actually exactly the same as AA's, so I'm not sure how that works... do you get extra credit for playing earlier? Or do they time it to fractions of a second? Either way, honourable draw, AA (but I'll take what I can get!) [Smile]

You get extra credit for playing earlier, I think.
Also, I'll take being confused for AA if it makes me feel better about my abysmal time.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I think I had a SNAFU (World War II shorthand, according to my late father who never cursed, for Situation Normal All Fouled Up) when I accidentally hit the back button and lost well over 30 seconds. Methinks I do better on the hard quizzes than on the ridiculously easy....
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
Messed up the first question ... strike out. c'est la vie.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I'm number 3!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Sir K - [Overused]

I'm quite contented with being in the top 10 and being Not The Slowest To Get Them All Right.
 
Posted by Loveheart (# 12249) on :
 
Any questions about American sports' terminology do NOT come under the category "very easy"!

(edited to correct grammar; this has obviously wound me up so much that I can't string together a proper sentence!)

[ 27. January 2012, 07:35: Message edited by: Loveheart ]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Here I was, ripping through the quiz in record time—and my Internet connection flakes on me.
JJ, you may catch me yet in the monthly rankings!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Young padawan, you are younger than me and probably hard to catch. But I am persistent! [Razz]
 
Posted by Chelley (# 11322) on :
 
10/10 but son phoned at the exact moment I started the quiz so not good for the time!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Ninth!
 
Posted by Jahlove (# 10290) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Chelley:
10/10 but son phoned at the exact moment I started the quiz so not good for the time!

Get Caller ID, Chell
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Loveheart:
Any questions about American sports' terminology do NOT come under the category "very easy" ...

No, but they get guessed at, and sometimes correctly. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Only got 8 on Saturday. I count myself lucky. It could have been 5.

Damn Americocentric questions!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Pity I don't know anything about this shitty modern cowboy music except that it's mostly excremental! I could have been third with only 31 seconds taken...
[Disappointed]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
10/10 in 36 seconds and 6th place! [Yipee]
 
Posted by Eutychus (# 3081) on :
 
Is it just me that gets a sense of déjà vu with some of the questions? Or is there just not that much trivia in the world to go round, in the end?
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I'm amazed I did better than somebody I know to have read theology at university. Currently in fourth!
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
I do not learn. Got same question wrong last time it came up...
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by joan knox:
I do not learn. Got same question wrong last time it came up...

Me neither. [Frown]
 
Posted by Japes (# 5358) on :
 
Crew's Quiz

I'm sure the answer's changed on the one I got wrong!
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Note to self: prepositions at the ends of sentences can be very, very important, especially when they change the meaning of the question.

Whoops.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
10/10 in 34 seconds must be my best effort yet, especially on a Sunday. [Yipee]

Still only managed eighth place though. [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Silly quiz took about 40 seconds to load then added all that time on to my score!
 
Posted by Patdys (# 9397) on :
 
beat 8555 seconds [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Drifting Star (# 12799) on :
 
Looks as though the quiz server is having problems. I got an internal server error when I tried to play, and the scoreboard hasn't refreshed yet (after 5 minutes) so I don't know whether it has registered my attempt to play. Beware!
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
apparently 3536 seconds for me today...!
Now in last place... awesome [Big Grin]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Good to know that all our attempts to catch the person in front of us in the standings are getting frustrated!
*Shakes fist at Jedi Judy*
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
I can't access the quiz at all...
 
Posted by Drifting Star (# 12799) on :
 
I can't either. [Frown] Been trying on and off since midday. 500 Internal Server Errors all the way.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by AristonAstuanax:
Good to know that all our attempts to catch the person in front of us in the standings are getting frustrated!
*Shakes fist at Jedi Judy*

*Bats eyes at Ariston and blows kisses* [Razz]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I need to emigrate to the UK sometime tomorrow afternoon: I missed the first question! Else I would have been fourth.
[brick wall] [brick wall] [brick wall] [Disappointed] [brick wall] [brick wall] [brick wall]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Yes, it is odd to see someone with a time of two hours, 22 minutes, and 30 seconds on that list.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sir Kevin:
I missed the first question! Else I would have been fourth ...

I'm delighted to keep the fourth-place spot warm for you, Sir K. [Big Grin]

Lucky Guess Piglet was on v. good form today. [Yipee]
 
Posted by Sylvander (# 12857) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Tree Bee:
I can't access the quiz at all...

Lucky you! I couldn't access my brain...
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I had a bit of trouble in that department too, Sylvander. Lucky Guess Piglet was taking a snow-day. [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Questions about a TV show I've only vaguely heard about and certainly never seen...
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
My thoughts precisely WW [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Jahlove (# 10290) on :
 

January's Jewels




63 players played during the month.

1. AntisocialAlto (805 points, 17 wins)

2. Caty (605 points, 1 wins)

3. Hennah (591 points, 3 wins)

4. Star (575 points, 0 wins)

5. jedijudy (492 points, 0 wins)

6. Jahlove (465 points, 4 wins)

7. Ariston (460 points, 2 wins)

8. Loveheart (412 points, 0 wins)

9. TreeBee (397 points, 0 wins)

10. Japes (378 points, 0 wins)

Shine on, you crazy diamonds [Smile]
 
Posted by Sioni Sais (# 5713) on :
 
Probably the toughest 'Easy' quiz yet! I got 6 and I'm not last.
 
Posted by Geneviève (# 9098) on :
 
Is there a way, on the first of the month, to see the previous month's whole list? I tried, but could not seem to find a way.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Fudged me fruits. Darn.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Questions about a TV show I've only vaguely heard about and certainly never seen...

... and a game I've never heard of. [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
...and today has a mispelling on one of the questions that made it really difficult when I was trying to hurry through!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Oll Korrect!

wow! I did a major guess on Q1 though.... but it worked!

96 seconds has to be my personal best!
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Okay, one of those was helped considerably by something I picked up in my Hostly tenure.

No, seriously.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I'm last out of 9 - will this be the day I finally finish in last place?
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
hmmm, the stop light question was just bizarre...
 
Posted by Drifting Star (# 12799) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by AristonAstuanax:
Okay, one of those was helped considerably by something I picked up in my Hostly tenure.

No, seriously.

Was that the nose-picking one?
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
Dear God, I know the quiz compilers are a puritanical lot, but they're even uptight about nose picking [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Tortuf (# 3784) on :
 
Spike,

You remind me of something that happened to one of our exchange students.

He is a big strapping boy from Greenland. We took him to our favorite hot wings joint one day. He was well warned about washing his hands at least three times before rubbing his eyes.

What I had forgotten is that there are fewer social prohibitions in Greenland about digital nasal mining.

He inserted finger and his whole face flushed. He went whooping and hollering to the bathroom.

I'd like to say I helped him out, but I was laughing too hard at the time.
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
He's lucky it was his only his nose. It could have been a lot worse [Snigger]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Feck me!!!!!!!!!!! I was slower than I thought anyway, but missing the one about nations just adds insult to injury...
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
Dear God, I know the quiz compilers are a puritanical lot, but they're even uptight about nose picking [Disappointed]

There is a radio station that broadcasts in this market and they threatened to broadcast descriptions of cars in traffic where the drivers were picking their noses. It's OK in kindergarten, though I would still offer my pupil a Kleenex, though I haven't got that option on the road!
 
Posted by Just Me (# 14937) on :
 
Got Q1 right by being ignorant - correct answer was the only one I'd heard of anyway.
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
He's lucky it was his only his nose. It could have been a lot worse [Snigger]

Don't mention that. As a grower of scare-the-neighbor chiles, I know all too well what you're alluding to.
You only make that mistake once.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Realised the right answer to the one I got wrong just as I hit the "submit" button. Shame!
 
Posted by Kinetikat (# 16833) on :
 
Oh, Smudgers, surely you're not reduced to THAT twee little excuse...?! [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Ahem... I do think that apprentices should treat their shipmates with a little more respect.
 
Posted by Kinetikat (# 16833) on :
 
Sorry, sorry, you're absolutely right. So are you going to sit around whingeing and coughing up phlegm ALL evening? Ma'am? [Razz]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Too slow to be in top ten, but I did recognize a question from an earlier quiz!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I think I did too, Sir K - and managed to get it right! [Smile]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Kinetikat:
Sorry, sorry, you're absolutely right. So are you going to sit around whingeing and coughing up phlegm ALL evening? Ma'am? [Razz]

[Snigger]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
quote:
Originally posted by Kinetikat:
Sorry, sorry, you're absolutely right. So are you going to sit around whingeing and coughing up phlegm ALL evening? Ma'am? [Razz]

[Snigger]
Don't encourage her, Weasel. I get enough stick from you without a measly apprentice joining in. [Razz]

I shall go now and blast you all out of the water on today's quiz...

[ 04. February 2012, 08:23: Message edited by: Smudgie ]
 
Posted by Jahlove (# 10290) on :
 
US currency eke-names Fail [Frown]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Snuck into the top 10 (until Sir K. gets here, obviously [Big Grin] ) and only 20 seconds slower than Antisocial Alto.

Can we give her a speeding ticket? [Snigger]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Harder, my eye! I found it rather easy and I was fast two! SIngle digit place in the top ten...
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
[brick wall] < What to do if you don't click the answer you are looking at. [Biased]
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
OOOOH!! OOOH!!! I'm 1st, I'm 1st...
...
...
well, temporarily, but dangit, I'll enjoy it while it lasts [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Ah well, someone has to be last... [Frown]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Iiiiiiiiit's QUIZTIME!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Not quite top ten today, but I had a very lucky guess with the judge bloke. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Got the judge right, but missed one of the questions about Jonah. I was still too slow for the top ten anyway. Much better than my results on Sunday quizzes last year where I often struggled to get eight correct!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Got them all right Monday: wound up in seventh!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Faster than a weasel, slower than a knight. [Razz]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I'm in the lead, for a moment.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Not any more! I'm NUMBER ONE!
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
rats, got the battle question wrong... knew I should have clicked the other answer...
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I got question 4 wrong but with some spectacularly good guessing I got the rest right.

Did it rather slowly though. [Frown]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
...and Bess comes speeding down the pike.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Once again both first and last!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Fecking computer froze and made me take 70 seconds. [Mad]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I am nearly too slow: uncomfortably and insecurely in ninth.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Wasted precious seconds trying to understand question 3.
 
Posted by Rosa Winkel (# 11424) on :
 
I was pretty pleased with myself with getting nine right in a fairly hard quiz. Was wondering where in the top half I would be.

Fucking bottom. That's where I am. Out of 34 people.
 
Posted by lily pad (# 11456) on :
 
Aww, gee, don't be so hard on yourself. I'm really glad you came along to play. Think happy thoughts. [Axe murder]

Lily Pad
Daily Quiz #33
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
oh dear, brain was in s l o w mode today
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I got that question wrong last time as well [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Rosa Winkel (# 11424) on :
 
Fourth from top!

I'll be bottom by the end of the day.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Same here!
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
That's their idea of very easy?? Amazing I got 9 considering a number of those were guesses...
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Oh, I didn't need to guess at all [Angel]


(Believe that and you'll believe anything!)
 
Posted by Rosa Winkel (# 11424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Rosa Winkel:
Fourth from top!

I'll be bottom by the end of the day.

And lo and behold.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
Oh, I didn't need to guess at all [Angel]



Rosa, why are you playing so badly? Are you like me and actually finding the 'harder' quizzes more straighforward?
 
Posted by Rosa Winkel (# 11424) on :
 
Indeed.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I quite often find the "very easy" ones harder than the "harder" ones - it depends on how Americo-centric they are.

Not today though - snuck into the top 10. [Yipee]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Back to 10/10 but still slow.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Good for you!
 
Posted by Patdys (# 9397) on :
 
Finally a competitive time. woo hoo
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Fourth for now: missed two questions.
 
Posted by Rosa Winkel (# 11424) on :
 
10/10 today.

Seventh. That'll do. Would be higher if it wasn't for alphabetic order.

The German history question was taking the piss. Still, some more on European history would be nice [Smile]
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
two hunches right, so currently third...
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
I did a Smudgie, and changed a correct answer to the wrong one. Oh Well.
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Once again, the Ship makes me smart: if it weren't for IF and Liberty, I wouldn't have known one of them.

Also: 21 seconds?!?!?!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Guessed the film question correctly! [Yipee]

Thought about it for too long. [Frown]

Ariston, you're right - 21 seconds is indecent.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I got 10/10 on the Bible today. I beat Weasel. Even Smudgie beat Weasel! [Snigger]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
I got 10/10 on the Bible today. I beat Weasel. Even Smudgie beat Weasel! [Snigger]

ahem!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Note to self: when pages take a long time to load, don't do the Quiz! Wait until 'puter and internetz are cooperating. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
@#?£ ! I missed two questions and was slow to boot! I feel bad as I read the entire Bible several years ago - this was my worst Sunday result in weeks...

[brick wall]
 
Posted by Sylvander (# 12857) on :
 
It was one of those days where guessed correctly without even understanding the question. That is most satisfactory.
 
Posted by Loveheart (# 12249) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sylvander:
It was one of those days where guessed correctly without even understanding the question. That is most satisfactory.

Same here, guessed the strange American product question. Never heard of it. Filed for future use though!
 
Posted by Hennah (# 9541) on :
 
American radio, American TV, haven't a hope... *sigh*
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Scottish expressions, obscure American radio from long before my time . . . you're not alone.
 
Posted by Robin (# 71) on :
 
I've just discovered what happens if you're interrupted while doing the quiz, so you kill your browser and then start again half an hour later
(in case anyone thought I was spending all that time Googling the answers).

Robin
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I am Scot-Irish, as well as having visited Scotland and from the US, but I still am surprised to be 3rd at this late date.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Dead easy on Wednesday
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I agree, possibly the first time I have ever found an "easy" quiz easy!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Temporarily in the lead, but as I thought my time quite slow I'm sure I won't be there for long. Still, it's been a cheery few moments in my otherwise dull existance [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sylvander (# 12857) on :
 
If there is a reverse correlation between results in the quiz and the dullness of life, I blush to think of the excitements lying ahead of me today [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
Thought I'd join in.

Note to self: in a timed quiz, don't waste time reading the category headings for each question. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by AristonAstuanax:
Iiiiiiiiit's QUIZTIME!

And again!

Welcome, Marvin! Yes; skip words, cheat, go fast! Just don't expect to beat Antisocial Alto too frequently. [Biased]
 
Posted by Antisocial Alto (# 13810) on :
 
Yes, my fast clicky finger is awesome! Look upon my radio buttons, ye mighty, and despair!

(But seriously, I envy/admire you denizens who are good at limericks and Mafia and the other Circus games that require some creativity. Being quick at multiple choice questions isn't very useful once you're out of school.)
 
Posted by Hennah (# 9541) on :
 
Aww, shoulda done it this morning!

Also I need a proper mouse, I reckon this touch paddy thingy adds a good few seconds to my time. If I get one, AA, I'm coming after you.
 
Posted by Jahlove (# 10290) on :
 
welcome to the er, light side, Marvin. We has pablum.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
In spite of the UK question, I got them all right. However my placement was miserable, unlike my friend and compatriot JediJudy, likely because I was half-listening to the 4 O'clock Show on Radio 4e instead of answering at warp speed as she and her colleagues did!

[brick wall] [Disappointed]

For some odd reason, my score is always superior on the 'harder' quizzes.... As it was yesterday....
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I got 10/10 by changing a wrong answer for a right one [Yipee] but spent too long thinking about it.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
For a while I was top with just 8 points, now I am bottom [Waterworks]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
It took me four reads of the fourth question to work out what on earth they were on about.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I am tempted to make a comment about the attention spans, etc. of our aquatic avian friends but given my score today I'll think I'll leave it for another time.
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
A bit quicker than yesterday. This is good.

And yes, question 4 was a bit... weird.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Could this be the day I actually end up last? At last?
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
shines fingernails

Temporarily in first! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
well... I'm not utterly last...nearly, but not...
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Damn it all! I had to click the bloody thing three times, else I would have been ninth or tenth...
[brick wall] [Mad] [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Chorister (# 473) on :
 
I suppose this is not the time to say, 'It's only a game?' [Devil]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Perhaps not...
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Chorister:
I suppose this is not the time to say, 'It's only a game?' [Devil]

I'm not sure that expression ever applies to the Crew's Quiz. [Paranoid]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Woohoo! I'm still last - only another 3.5 hours to go!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Top of a list with 3 on it! [Yipee]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Top of a list with 3 on it! [Yipee]

Mwahahahahahahahaha [Snigger]

Not sure I agree at all with one of the questions. All depends on your point of view. I hate motor sports.
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Top of a list with 3 on it! [Yipee]

Mwahahahahahahahaha [Snigger]

Not sure I agree at all with one of the questions. All depends on your point of view. I hate motor sports.

[Razz]

Though, of course, the last question doesn't actually have his real name—which is one of those wonderful Victorian names only an Oxford don could ever wear well.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Ah, that wasn't the question I was thinking of.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Well, I managed dead last yesterday to prove how very stoopid the quiz is.

Today I hit 10/10 again and am in a tie with Pingu!
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
I do loathe questions that rely on a matter of opinion rather than fact. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Aaargh! In a four-way draw for fourteenth place....
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sir Kevin:
... In a four-way draw for fourteenth place....

Not any more. [Devil]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Saturday's quiz was dead easy. So, at this point, why am I the only one with all correct?
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Erm, because only sad people know the middle names of dead political has-beens?
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Actually because I read his obituary carefully, so I could be sure the old bastard was dead.

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
... only sad people know the middle names of dead political has-beens ...

... and lucky piglets guess them correctly. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Bother - it's refusing to submit my answers... I suspect I may have a long time!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Yup, even longer than Pete - who is nearly as old as you-know-who!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Yes, I realised I confused the two...
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
22 seconds? 22 seconds??!!! that's just unnatural...!

*ahem*
Jolly well played
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Too right, JK - I thought my 10/10 in 40 seconds might have been moderately good on a Sunday but it only got me to 13th place.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Editing the sentence in the final question slowed me down a wee bit, but I'm still in the top two!
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
Ooh, second by a second. Well, until someone comes along and does it even faster...
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
Why... tell me why I do not learn to trust my first hunch, but instead feel the need to go back and change what would have been the correct answer to an incorrect answer...?
Also, while we're at at: tell me why I don't like Mondays?
 
Posted by Rosa Winkel (# 11424) on :
 
I am Mr. mid-table.

I guess this is what it is like to support the Villa.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Hey, I can empathize: yesterday my Spurs had a nil-nil draw against bloody Stevenage! That's ninety minutes wasted that I'll never get back.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Never mind, Sir K. - I support Ipswich Town. [Hot and Hormonal] Anyway, when the Really Big Teams™ play little squitty teams in the FA Cup they tend to field a team made up of their cleaning-ladies, as they don't think it matters.

As if that wasn't bad enough, I've just snuck in front of you on the leader-board. [Snigger]
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
What the heck is overeasy???
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
It is a fried egg which is very carefully turned over after cooking so that it is yolk side down. It has been cooked for the minimum amount of time required as opposed to over medium which is what my wife and I prefer in the US.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
I win, I win, I win.
[Big Grin]

Well, at least until someone else plays today - what a disgracefully pathetic score. I hate it when my mind says "Noooo... you've put the wrong answer....." just as my finger hits the "submit" button.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
You were already 4th before I played, Pingu - and then I got the first 10/10 for the day - terrible time but there you go!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Damned if I know how I got them all today! It was sheer guesswork on at least 4 of them!
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
Guessed one wrong. Guessed a few others right.

But what the hell - I came in the top ten yesterday! Celebration tyme [Big Grin]
 
Posted by MiceElf (# 4389) on :
 
I got a 10!!!!

I've hugged the cat and kissed the postman.
[Yipee]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I changed my answer on number four and got it wrong; I never read the book about Badger and Mole and Q3 was shite!

This is the worst and most unfair quiz I have ever taken. Now I know how the British feel when faced with obscure questions about US culture and television. I knew about the TV one because I actually saw Bill Hanna years ago and I was a big fan of his cartoons, though I declined to purchase a cel from the gallery where we met. He did sign the invitation, though.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
[brick wall] [brick wall] [brick wall] [brick wall] [brick wall] [brick wall]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Our fun quiz!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I think the easy ones are more difficult than the harder ones: I dithered too much!
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
good lord I got the 'math' related question correct... wonder of wonders!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Too Effing Slow!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Me too, Sir K - and I was a whole second faster than you ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
What the ever-lovin' hell was question 8 about? I guessed right, but even now I know the answer I don't have a clue what it means.
 
Posted by Tortuf (# 3784) on :
 
If it was the one about what to say to the quiz writers, I imagine that they catch quite a lot of crap from the Crew here over how they do the quizzes.

I think the quiz is generally fun. I usually do OK, even as I appear to have a reaction time twice as slow (or more) than some of you. But, I don't take it seriously. It is, after all, just a meaningless pass time. At least from some of the public reactions on this thread though, some folks take it quite personally when they don't do well for some reason or another. I an only imagine the private communication about the quiz.

If I guess correctly, some folks need to have a long hard look at what they think is important enough in life to be insulting to someone who is trying to provide them with an amusing pass time for free.
 
Posted by Sioni Sais (# 5713) on :
 
I don't think Marvin was insulting anyone, rather that he was expressing bewilderment as I was. I guessed, got it wrong, but didn't understand it.

Anyone who has ever compiled a quiz knows that now and again someone either misunderstands or simply disagrees with the answer on the card. We get precious little of the latter and it's not supposed to be Brain of Britain.
 
Posted by Tortuf (# 3784) on :
 
I didn't direct the main body of the message to Marvin. he asked a question and I answered it.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Sharing Marvin's bewilderment. I got it right too, but by a fluke.
I'm also bewildered by pocket lint questions - we haven't had one of those for a while?
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
According to my research, there are two possible answers to question 7. Trust me to choose the wrong one!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I've said it before but I'll say it again for Marvin's benefit as he's relatively new to the quiz: in the questions about how to do a quiz, the answer is always the one that crawls most sycophantically to the editors.

Wading through them doesn't half waste your time though. [Frown]
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Marvin the Martian:
What the ever-lovin' hell was question 8 about? I guessed right, but even now I know the answer I don't have a clue what it means.

Wait til you get the question about what to say to your date at the end of the evening.
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
Wait til you get the question about what to say to your date at the end of the evening.

I can't wait...

(actually, is that the right answer? [Devil] )

But I do find it ironic that the daily quiz I had the biggest problem with was the one that I finished in the highest position so far on - 5th!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
What horrible questions!
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Top for a minute or two! Whoop!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
What horrible questions!

Glad to know I am not alone! [Waterworks]
 
Posted by Rosa Winkel (# 11424) on :
 
I hope there's no relegation in this league.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Oh. My. Guessed two correctly. [Eek!]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
This quiz was obviously biased toward young and/or trendy women: to me and my wife the advert slogan "Maybe she's born with it" meant damn-all less than bloody nothing! Else I would have been temporarily fourth.... [Snore]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sir Kevin:
This quiz was obviously biased toward young and/or trendy women ...

How the hell did I manage to get 10/10 and fifth place then? [Confused] but [Cool]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
quote:
Originally posted by Sir Kevin:
This quiz was obviously biased toward young and/or trendy women ...

How the hell did I manage to get 10/10 and fifth place then? [Confused] but [Cool]
The same way I got third: very good guesswork.
Well, okay. I knew the answer to SK's as soon as I saw it here (really now, the assonance gives it away, even if you've somehow never heard that tagline), but the two entertainment questions almost got me.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I can't read and I'm too slow!

[Waterworks]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
It doesn't help when you know the answer but click the wrong button!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
No it doesn't: I have read the entire Bible so I should have gotten all of the questions right, but I didn't. I was a wee bit too slow to make it into the top 10 anyway...
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Look at me, hey hey -
Number two today!
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Gotta love the subtle Simpsons reference . . .
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I might just be last twice in ten days!!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Duff Guess Piglet was no help at all. [Frown]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
And now I'm being uncharitable enough to hope for the people below and above me in the standings to blow it so I can finish in second this month! Granted, I really doubt the latter's going to happen, but . . .
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I managed my two last places in 10 days and then today was back to 10/10!
 
Posted by Rosa Winkel (# 11424) on :
 
I'll have some of that.

Best performance ever.
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
w00t! 3 wild, but correct, guesses and 10/10... I may even be somewhere in the top 10 this month [Smile]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Two wild and wrong guesses for me. [Frown]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Oh, Hell!
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
got me on the grammar question
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
Two wild and wrong guesses for me. [Frown]

Two earlier questions did me in, not the grammar one as my wife is an English teacher: I forgot where Transylvania is in the present day, having absent-mindedly changed the answer from right to wrong! The second missed question does not stick in my mind: it was likely something esoteric and problematic.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I was speaking about yesterday's quiz in the last post, of course.

Fourth place today! Speedy!

(Grammar question should not be missed by anyone over age eight who speaks English as a first language.)
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
10/10 today but really not awfully fast. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
Nobody else is allowed to play for the rest of today. Well, nobody who will be faster than 50 seconds anyway [Razz]
 
Posted by Jahlove (# 10290) on :
 
Leapyear Literators:

February 2012



64 players played during the month.

1. AntisocialAlto (896 points, 21 wins)

2. Ariston (593 points, 0 wins)

3. Star (545 points, 0 wins)

4. Caty (545 points, 0 wins)

5. ceesharp (478 points, 0 wins)

6. joanknox (470 points, 0 wins)

7. jedijudy (457 points, 0 wins)

8. Loveheart (443 points, 1 wins)

9. Jahlove (431 points, 2 wins)

10. TreeBee (424 points, 0 wins)

Jolly Good Show [Smile]
 
Posted by The Rogue (# 2275) on :
 
After one day of March's tournament I am fifth. Can we stop the month now, please?
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Aaaargh! Had I not absentmindedly missed one, I should have been insecurely in ninth. Once again, I find the very easy more difficult than the harder because it requires constant vigilance; whereas with the latter I can usually draw on my vast and diverse pool of knowledge and get all correct in a timely manner...
[Snigger]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Faster than a speeding weasel ... just. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
What is a second between friends?


Answer: Too darned much!

[Two face]
 
Posted by Drifting Star (# 12799) on :
 
Two 50-50 guesses. Both wrong. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
Good Lord, currently 2nd with one incorrect?
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Third place thus far; failed the idiotic question about bad quizzes: guess I was too obsequious!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Sir K., dear, there is no such thing as being too obsequious to the editors. [Overused]

There is, unfortunately, such a thing as mistaking the gender of a peculiarly-named offspring of a celebrity ... [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Reposted for your enjoyment!
 
Posted by Wm Dewy (# 16712) on :
 
So few got all the answers on the Bible Quiz. That's unusual for this lot.
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
I wonder if it's the same question we're all stumbling on?
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
I expect so!
 
Posted by Rosa Winkel (# 11424) on :
 
Pretty happy with that!
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Surprised "bad news" wasn't an option for the first question . . .
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
Lucky guess about a jingle I've never heard of.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Unlucky guess about a jingle I've never heard of.
 
Posted by Loveheart (# 12249) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
Lucky guess about a jingle I've never heard of.

Whereas I made an unlucky guess about the same jingle i'd never heard of, about a product I'm never likely to buy. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
ah yes, jingle question - slowed me down, so also wild, but happily correct guess
 
Posted by BessHiggs (# 15176) on :
 
And now I've got that jingle for an earworm. ARGH!
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
5th at the moment, maybe a new record for me!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Yay! I'm third and it'll likely stick.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Sorry Sir Kevin! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
As long as they put in questions about jingles from feckin' 'Murcan adverts*, you're in no danger from me.

Hmph. [Mad]

* OK, I know that question's been asked before, but it was ages ago and my memory isn't what it used to be ... [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
piglet, you may only think your memory used to be better!
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
I know nothing about family curses. Curses.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
It's so frustrating, sometimes, being a wally. I mean to say, it was obvious that the answer I chose for one of the questions was a load of rubbish and still I didn't have the sense to choose the obvious correct answer. [brick wall]
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
Correct but just not fast enough...
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Not entirely correct and not fast enough.
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
I've never been to Mexico and I don't speak Spanish. Guess which question I got wrong today...
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
oops, misread the 'etiquette' question... [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Firmly in fifth, though I had to think about the last question for a few nanoseconds... I did know the meaning of the smaller word on the Mexican question, though I've no idea what the other word meant.
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
A character I've never heard of from a show I've never heard of was apparently played by an actor I've never heard of whose brother is also an actor I've never heard of who played another character I've never heard of.
 
Posted by Helen-Eva (# 15025) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
A character I've never heard of from a show I've never heard of was apparently played by an actor I've never heard of whose brother is also an actor I've never heard of who played another character I've never heard of.

Me too. And yet I got it right. How did that happen?
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Marvin the Martian:
I've never been to Mexico and I don't speak Spanish. Guess which question I got wrong today...

Neither have I, but Lucky Guess Piglet was on my side ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
wild guesses on the geography and farming questions... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Just Me (# 14937) on :
 
I don't know enough about rusty farmyard implements!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Marginally in the top ten: shall I stay? I only know the colour scheme of John Deere farming machines because I once did a trade show for them...
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
With a bit of help from Lucky Guess Piglet I managed to scramble a bit further up the leader-board than I've been for a while. [Smile]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I didn't think that 10/10 in 45 seconds would butter very many parsnips on a Very Easy day.

13th place - I was right. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Nope. Should have gotten through that in 30 seconds...
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
Am momentarily first - w00t! Will bask in glory ... well while it lasts [Smile]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
My scanty knowledge of Aussie slang let me down. [Frown]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Only missed two on Bible quiz...
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
My knowledge of the more esoteric bits of the Old Testament is rubbish. [Frown]
 
Posted by The Rogue (# 2275) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Rogue:
After one day of March's tournament I am fifth. Can we stop the month now, please?

Slipping down to tenth. Come on, guys, March was a good month but surely it's worth starting April early!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
In tenth: I wonder if it will hold out!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Eighth: that was easy! Of course, I do know a bit about horses: I have been riding since I was eight.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Lucky Guess Piglet was on good form today - 10/10 and 10th place (for now ...)
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Beaten by PeteC - oh the shame!!

[Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Light-years too bloody slow: I much prefer the harder quizzes!
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
well, had never heard of that particular saying - where's it from?
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Enjoying a momentary second place!
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by joan knox:
well, had never heard of that particular saying - where's it from?

I'd never heard it either, but just thinking about what usually goes into both gave the answer.

Not that I like to think too hard about it.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Aaargh - it failed to score my first answer, which was correct!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by joan knox:
well, had never heard of that particular saying - where's it from?

I changed a right answer into a wrong one on that, because I thought too much about how the question had been worded.

brainless piglet [Frown]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
10th place so far [Yipee] but until Antisocial Alto and Sir Kevin have played, I'm not counting any chickens ... [Paranoid]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I beat Weasel again! [Yipee]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
In a draw for first! I beat almost everybody!
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Once more, with feeling!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Third place! [Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee]

Only a second behind Japes and Sir K. too. [Yipee]
 
Posted by Japes (# 5358) on :
 
[Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee]

I won!! Second time I've managed it. [Big Grin]

[Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I may not have beaten many people today but I have beaten PeteC by a question and 50 seconds! One of those questions I get wrong in the same way every time - hopefully I will remember better next time.
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
swithered over the 'suffering' question...
 
Posted by Rosa Winkel (# 11424) on :
 
I think the Orthodox would disagree about one question there.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Not last.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Do not do quiz whilst watching Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy - just don't.
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
Yeah well, American sports players was never really going to be my strong point....
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Yay! I'm in fourth. The toothbrush question was silly, but I got it after considering two different answers.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Ninth place - contented piglet. [Smile]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I am number one today, thus far though I failed the question about trees. This won't last, will it?
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Nope.

No idea how I got the last one, though.
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
I also failed on the tree front...
 
Posted by Antisocial Alto (# 13810) on :
 
Got the trees, missed the actors. (Really, *he* won an Oscar?)
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Antisocial Alto:
Got the trees, missed the actors. (Really, *he* won an Oscar?)

Me too. [Frown]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Got the trees and the actors; missed question 1.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Fourth and fast!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Tenth and quite fast but not as fast as him ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
First, for the moment - that's the advantage of living here where the switchover is at 11:50.
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
Damn you, Alto - I thought I had that one sewn up [Waterworks]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
There's a reason why I only ever bother to try and come in second every month.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Last place is what happens when you shut down the game to take a phone call from some idiot in India who wants to extort more money from you just so you can see English football and HBO !
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
When I saw your placing I thought you must have been the victim of a massive technological brain-fart ... [Help]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
[Eek!] I'm first and other folks have played, too!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
[Eek!] I'm first and other folks have played, too!

Oh, my dear weasel, I am soooooooooooooooo sorry [Big Grin]

(Incidentally, by "other folks", did you by any chance mean "Pete"?"

[ 24. March 2012, 08:25: Message edited by: Smudgie ]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I stuttered on the Man of the Year question, but then I remembered that it had come up before and I got it right. I also took too much time on another question: I should have been faster! One of the worst scores with all correct...

{corrected to note that I was not as slow as I thought}

[ 24. March 2012, 18:42: Message edited by: Sir Kevin ]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Okay, wow. So much for me trying to beat Custard and get back into second . . .
That just . . . wow. I think that may be my worst performance ever. Good luck, everyone. This one's fun.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Guessed one wrong, changed one from correct to incorrect. [Frown] I usually bank on Sundays to keep my score semi-respectable. I shall now have to go and snivel in a corner.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I, on the other hand, am rarely respectable at all.
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
argh... last question wrong, got mixed up wi' me letters, like.
 
Posted by Japes (# 5358) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by joan knox:
argh... last question wrong, got mixed up wi' me letters, like.

Me too! One day, I'll remember the correct letter.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Couple of inspired guesses, a couple not quite so inspired ...
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I'm surprised Jahlove didn't get all correct.
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
Celebrity's childrens names?? I barely know who the celebs are, so how can I know there childrens names!
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
YAY! YAY! I'm temporarily 1st. The joy in my cup runneth over...but probably not for very long given how slow I was today.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
How the hell am I supposed to know actress's daughters names? The two actresses in question aren't even big stars anymore!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Weeder:
Celebrity's childrens names?? I barely know who the celebs are, so how can I know there childrens names!

Do what I do, Weeder dear: guess.*.

Second place! [Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee]

* Actually, I think we've had that question before; I guessed that time, and vaguely remembered this time. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Sorry, piglet! It's been a while since I've been this close to the top. [Yipee]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
I changed one answer five times before settling on the wrong one. Needless to say, my first choice would have been correct. So as a result I have a lower score and a slower time. That'll teach me not to be indecisive... or will it?
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
...That'll teach me not to be indecisive... or will it?

Erm, I'm not sure.

At least I beat you today, first time for about a week!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
It won't make you feel any better, Smudgie, but I changed the right answer to the wrong one in the cartoon question.

Hmph² [Frown]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Yay! I'm in ninth! We saw the film!
 
Posted by Eutychus (# 3081) on :
 
Right, I've secured first spot for the second day running - at least temporarily.

Today I'd like to stay there, please.

Thank you. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
10/10 in 42 seconds, one of my fastest times ever - and I am only 3rd out of 4!!
 
Posted by Tortuf (# 3784) on :
 
I'd like to say that my times are long because people keep interrupting me.

Sadly, that is not true.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
In a three-way draw for eleventh...
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
My gosh! Only 2nd last of the all corrects! I feel elevated.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
@Weasel: [Razz]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I would have categorized today's as VERY easy. It is helpful sometimes to be middle-aged and knowledgeable about US films though... In fourth now: would have been better but I had to hit the 'submit' button three times!
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
rats, got my colours mixed up
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Quiz fun again!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Lucky Guess Piglet snuffles into the top 10. [Yipee]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Not me: I was too slow and scared of making an idiot's mistake.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
13th place - 44 seconds wasn't a bad time for Captain Slow Piglet. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
well...that sucked...
subjective 'toppings' question and wild and incorrect guess on 'inventions' kinda destroyed me today
*picks up coat, walks to the end of the queue*
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
I can not get in! My pass word is not being recognised!
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
oops- my fault!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by joan knox:
... subjective 'toppings' question ...

Absolutely - not on any potatoes I've ever eaten.

[Projectile]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Oh the suspense . . .
21 points today and I'm in second for the month (you know, Real Person First). 19 and custard beats me.

It all came down to this.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Phew - at least the first quiz of the month was on a Sunday this time. It'd be nice if all of the quizzes this month were on a Sunday.
 
Posted by Wm Dewy (# 16712) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
It'd be nice if all of the quizzes this month were on a Sunday.

A month of Sundays! Oh, the Glory!
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Wm Dewy:
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
It'd be nice if all of the quizzes this month were on a Sunday.

A month of Sundays! Oh, the Glory!
Oh the pain. I'd never score ever again!
 
Posted by Jahlove (# 10290) on :
 
Marvellous Marchers:


57 players played during the month.

1. AntisocialAlto (833 points, 20 wins)
2. Ariston (574 points, 1 wins)
3. custard (571 points, 4 wins)
4. Star (517 points, 0 wins)
5. jedijudy (482 points, 0 wins)
6. Gussie (465 points, 0 wins)
7. Loveheart (437 points, 1 wins)
8. joanknox (399 points, 0 wins)
9. TheRogue (396 points, 0 wins)
10. ceesharp (348 points, 0 wins)

well done, all our not-so-April Fools [Smile]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I'm sometimes quite good on a Sunday. Today wasn't one of those times.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Another disastrous Sunday with the Bible!
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
A lucky guess about spiders has put me (temporarily) in first place!
 
Posted by Chorister (# 473) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sir Kevin:
Another disastrous Sunday with the Bible!

This would make quite an intriguing sig. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
ack, geography phail
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
I did like Smudgie; changed a right answer for the wrong one.
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
26 seconds, 10/10.
I Have No Idea How I Did That.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
I did like Smudgie; changed a right answer for the wrong one.

I changed a wrong answer for another wrong one. Unfortunately two wrongs don't make a right ... [Frown]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I'm number one!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
I did like Smudgie

I hope you still do - certainly my score today gives you nothing to dislike [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Considering how much Timmy's™ I drink, I'm mortally embarrassed that I didn't get the coffee question right. Mind you, I've never heard that expression for coffee, so it's no wonder really ...

[Frown]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
I did like Smudgie

I hope you still do - certainly my score today gives you nothing to dislike [Big Grin]
I always like my co-SoFA founder(s)! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Sometimes the quiz turns into a lottery. Amazing just how many Americans I've never heard of.
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
Sometimes the quiz turns into a lottery. Amazing just how many Americans I've never heard of.

Agreed. Today I just guessed lucky...

[what a diabolically constructed sentence]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Third! [Yipee]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by joan knox:
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
Sometimes the quiz turns into a lottery. Amazing just how many Americans I've never heard of.

Agreed. Today I just guessed lucky...

[what a diabolically constructed sentence]

Same here . . .
Oh, and Sir K: fixed that for ya! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Sixth place and in less than twice Antisocial Alto's time! [Yipee]

Happy piglet. [Smile]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I've just realised I am only 518 FT bucks away from buying my own aircraft carrier - where can I invade when I get it?
 
Posted by Tortuf (# 3784) on :
 
I'd say some island in the Caribbean. Should be easy to win and there are lots of beaches.
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Absolutely nothing, once I get my submarine!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
I've just realised I am only 518 FT bucks away from buying my own aircraft carrier - where can I invade when I get it?

How about somewhere cold for a change? Iceland? Newfoundland? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Sixth here.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
I've just realised I am only 518 FT bucks away from buying my own aircraft carrier - where can I invade when I get it?

How about somewhere cold for a change? Iceland? Newfoundland? [Big Grin]
BRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!

I don't do cold, if I can help it. A Caribbean island sounds more fun, or Tahiti!
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Suddenly remembered—with 19 minutes left!—that I hadn't taken today's quiz.
Sometimes, mild panic helps your time.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
My first 10/10 for a little while but in my usual abysmal time!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Bloody movies!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I managed to remember it from a previous quiz otherwise I might well have failed on that one, too. I hate movie questions!
 
Posted by Just Me (# 14937) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Bloody movies!

Couldn't agree more! Very easy general knowledge if you're a film buff.

I managed 10/10 but only with 1 lucky guess and one that took me ages before I decided it was probably right. I knew one of the film questions though.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Bloody movies!

Yea and amen, Pete. [Frown]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Aaaarghhhhh! I dithered over Cinderella for what must have been about twenty seconds and ruined my time...
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I beat Weasel again in total answered. [Big Grin] One of the easiest quizzes in a long time!

Just to remind everyone to brush up on Easter symbolism and stories for Sunday's set
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
bother, I never really was a cunning linguist...
 
Posted by Yam-uk (# 12791) on :
 
Debut quiz entry - 9/10 in 59 secs [Help]
 
Posted by Pearl B4 Swine (# 11451) on :
 
O Yam, Yam, Yam dear...you'll do much worse than that, hon. I guarantee it. Don't mistake this quiz for a test of your IQ, or meaningful info stored in your brayne. Wait til you get a lint question. Or a date etiquette question. And please don't feel compelled to report your score every day. Just a few tips from a poor player (me).
Have fun. [Smile]
 
Posted by Just Me (# 14937) on :
 
That's more like it - I can answer those ones.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Got question 1 wrong - remember them both, watched neither. [Frown]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Aaargh - fire and television both wrong, else I would have been third: I usually do well in the harder quizzes....
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Please to enjoy.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
A truly abysmal score!
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
*grins at Curious1*
hehehehe, right back at ya re. being beaten [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
10/10 in 47 seconds on a Sunday. Happy Easter! [Yipee]

Speeding ticket for Custard. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I read the Bible all the way through quite a few years ago and apparently I've forgotten quite a few bits: not slow but hilariously inaccurate.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I'm not the first to play but I am first for the moment!
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
nothing like a glorious crash and burn to keep you 'umble like... ooops!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sir Kevin:
... not slow but hilariously inaccurate.

That's me today - 44 seconds is quite good for me but 8/10 sort of isn't ... [Frown]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Dunno my rodents from my marsupials: no wonder I failed biology at university! Missed another one also...
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
First to play again so last place already.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Not hugely fast but hugely correct - and in the top 10 until Sir Kevin gets here ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
missed top ten by a second
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
How could I get 10/10 in 44 seconds and still only be in 24th place?????

[Mad]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
A second behind the penguin!

[Mad]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Mwahahahahahaha.... a penguin on roller skates [Big Grin]
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
The Amish beard one got me- I thought all Amish men had beards! There was a Reality TV programme here in the UK, involving a swap of British and Amish young people, and all the Amish boys had beards. I think!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
A spelling mistake in today's quiz but the correction bit won't work - ah well, no matter.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
It doesn't exactly make for speedy quizzing, using the laptop while a cat is using your lap top.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
It doesn't exactly make for speedy quizzing, using the laptop while a cat is using your lap top.

You still beat me by 10 seconds!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
It doesn't exactly make for speedy quizzing, using the laptop while a cat is using your lap top.

Neither does a stupid long grammar question that takes ages to read.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
A lucky guess there on the singer question!

Played first so first for a minute.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
A lucky guess on the singer, too... and a faster guess than the weasel... makes me a happy penguin for the day. I may not be first, but I'm not last either [Big Grin]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
*sigh*
No lucky guess for me. Had no idea about the singer.

There's never a question about Bach. Why is that? [Razz]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I had a lucky guess with the singer too, but my, was I slow.

Not quite as slow as the weasel though ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Ah well, as Eartha Kitt sang "An Englishman needs time..."
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Okay, at least one of those has two possible answers, depending on how you look at it.
I, of course, picked the wrong one.
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
Argh, overlooked one of the questions accidentally... does 9 out of 9 count?
Ah, no, I guessed not. [Waterworks]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Third place for now: I like it when you have to think a bit!
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
Today was a bit of a poser. Lots of guess work, so I take no credit for my score. It could have been zero!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
The sad thing is that Pete is in transit sans computer so he won't be along to make us all look better!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
You don't need Pete to make you look better - I'll do that today.

I hate it when I change a correct random guess to a wrong random guess. [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Gloriously last at the moment!
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
I must speed up!
 
Posted by The Rogue (# 2275) on :
 
I actually won yesterday's game. Not sure how.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Lucky Guess Piglet was on my side today. [Smile]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
A truly abysmal score!

Same here: I missed the bloody Batman question and I was slow!
[brick wall]
 
Posted by Sioni Sais (# 5713) on :
 
First attempt in months. 10 in 54 for an easy quiz, but it's a start.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
11th place and 47 seconds will do nicely.
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Strange, I thought both spellings were acceptable in America . . .
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Didn't take time to consult a calendar!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
What the hell is Pop Rocks candy? [Mad]

I'm going to be on shore leave for the next week or so - have fun while I'm away.
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
What the hell is Pop Rocks candy? [Mad]

Really fun stuff if you're 10—it looks like bits of colored gravel, but, when you put it in your mouth, it fizzes and pops! Sure it has a bit of flavor, but feeling stuff jump around in your mouth and shooting of bits and pieces is pretty cool.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
The movie question delayed me a bit, but I guessed right, then the internet had a nap whilst processing my answers!
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by AristonAstuanax:
Really fun stuff if you're 10

And pop rocks (or space dust as we call it in the UK) is still fun if you are 43, especially when dropped in a fresh pint of fizzy lager to discourage the non-real-ale-drinkers in the group...
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bob Two-Owls:
quote:
Originally posted by AristonAstuanax:
Really fun stuff if you're 10

And pop rocks (or space dust as we call it in the UK) is still fun if you are 43, especially when dropped in a fresh pint of fizzy lager to discourage the non-real-ale-drinkers in the group...
[Killing me]
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
16x34 really slowed me down today [Frown]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Me too: then I remembered what it was! I always take special care on the very easy ones so as not to bobble an answer and get a bad score! Solidly enough in ninth...
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
*scratches head*
might someone explain in words of one syllable the architectural question??
*shrugs*
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
I guess it came from a quiz where it made sense, as it had pics or more words up the page.
 
Posted by lily pad (# 11456) on :
 
If it is the one I am thinking of, the heading to the question was relevant and provided the only real clue to the correct answer.

Edited to add the link to the quiz seeing as we're on a new page.

[ 21. April 2012, 14:37: Message edited by: lily pad ]
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Got them all right, but have no idea how!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Tree Bee:
Got them all right, but have no idea how!

Me, too! I had two pure guesses!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Even before I clicked to finish the Bible quiz I knew it was going to be a bad score.

I'm surprised it wasn't worse!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
So am I [Razz]
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
this little light of mine... is lit with the wrong stuff, apparently... ack!
 
Posted by Geneviève (# 9098) on :
 
Well, I should have known the one I missed. Dang.
 
Posted by Sioni Sais (# 5713) on :
 
Thwarted by films, again.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
The law of averages suggested that eventually I should get all my guesses right - today it finally happened. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I hate movie questions and apparently I am not good at answers to an unanswerable question.

[Waterworks]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Just as I congratulate myself on a lucky guess or two, I noticed I got dumb and didn't look twice at the answer I got wrong.
Whoops.
 
Posted by Eutychus (# 3081) on :
 
At last, a place in the day's standings that actually survives the final scoring [Cool]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
The modem decided to disconnect itself halfway through doing the quiz!

[Mad]

I still got one wrong all on my own without any help.
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
oh good grief... [brick wall]
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
Held the top five for the day so far, my best showing in many a moon. I guess I'll be down to 11th by midnight though...
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Solidly in third. It wouldn't even let me take the quiz yesterday as it was very late, though not past midnight.

For yesterday, read "Monday".

[ 25. April 2012, 00:37: Message edited by: Sir Kevin ]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Well, at least I was accurate.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
At least I was accurate and faster than a weasel. That'll do me for today.
Some of those questions..... I had to read them twice because I simply didn't believe what I was reading! [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by MiceElf (# 4389) on :
 
Not faster than a speeding penguin, but better than yesterdays dismal score.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Who are all these singers?
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Question number five was malarkey. Sadly, I've heard part of that horrible "song" and for some unknown reason, I knew the name of the singer! It's even worse than the tripe I was hearing at work by Lady Gaga last night. Had I re-read Q5, I would have taken too long and missed the top ten anyway. I prefer "difficult" to "average": the questions are more intelligent!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
*whew*
Guessed the music one correctly.
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
So you're saying that quiz was Toxic? All you can say is "Oops, I Did It Again?"
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Now that was pretty nifty this morning.
Trouble is, I get the distinct impression that my second place in 37 seconds is not going to look so impressive once the board starts to fill. Still, I will bask in my glory (and ignore the fact that Japes beat me by one second for first place [Biased] )
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Damn! Took too long but I would have felt a right idiot if I'd gotten one wrong... It was too bloody easy and required extensive proofreading.

[brick wall] [brick wall] [brick wall]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Not terribly fast, but completely correct. [Smile]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I've not done the quiz yet but feel I must make a disparaging statement about penguins being top of the table - what is the world coming to?

If we're not careful they'll want voting rights next!

It's the thin end of the wedge, I tell you.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
First time I've been described as "thin" in a long time. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
...and WW leaps into first place!

[Having been the only one to play so far may influence the joy that accompanies the announcement.]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
And Smudgie leaps into last place!

Serves me right for being too flippin' cocky to read the questions properly.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
10/10 due to the agencies of Lucky Guess Piglet.

Did anyone understand question 10? Answers on a postcard please. [Confused]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
It comes from a quiz about a buried treasure I'd never heard of before.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I managed to get them all right, but it wouldn't tabulate my answers! No way I was answering questions for seventy-five seconds: you lot know I am never that slow...

[brick wall] [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Custard (# 5402) on :
 
Well, that was a close finish to April!
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Indeed! I was watching you and Other AA have at each other all month—and it comes down to two points!
That was a barn-burner for sure!
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
Curse my colleague who walked in to ask a stupid question while I was halfway through today's quiz! He cost me about a minute! [Mad]
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
Had to make a few blind guesses today, so down went my score!
 
Posted by Jahlove (# 10290) on :
 
And April's Awesomely Alliterative Adepts Are:



54 players played during the month.


1. custard (719 points, 11 wins)

2. AntisocialAlto (717 points, 13 wins)

3. Ariston (578 points, 1 wins)

4. ceesharp (529 points, 1 wins)

5. jedijudy (456 points, 0 wins)

6. Loveheart (416 points, 0 wins)

7. TheRogue (409 points, 1 wins)

8. Marvin_the_Martian (391 points, 0 wins)

9. Star (389 points, 1 wins)

10. Gussie (355 points, 0 wins)

Big round of applause to all who played with an extra cheer for canny custard [Smile]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I thought hard about the Jack Nicholson film, changed the answer and got it correct! Currently in ninth...
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
[Mad] [Mad] [Mad] feckin' 'Murcan sport questions [Mad] [Mad] [Mad]

Can you tell I'm not very pleased? [Devil]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I really do know the square root of bugger-all about movies - and I like that about myself.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
I know what you mean. Half of the ones I get wrong I feel no shame in not knowing.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I got 10/10 in 47 seconds including questions about American film and television and still only managed 15th place.

Hmph.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Apparently I am unversed in air travel history...
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Once again, perfectly correct but not perfectly speedy.
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
In at first place for the first time ever! I'll give it ten minutes ...
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
The milkmaids did for me today.
 
Posted by Sioni Sais (# 5713) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Marvin the Martian:
The milkmaids did for me today.

I've been to barn dances too .....
 
Posted by Eutychus (# 3081) on :
 
Video games from 2002 [Paranoid]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I don't care what year it came from, I guessed it correctly. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
For goodness' sake, Smudgie, read the blinkin' question! [brick wall]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
[brick wall] [Disappointed]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Hello? Hello! Good Morning! How are you this fine day?
Enjoy your quiz!

 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sir Kevin:
[brick wall] [Disappointed]

What he said.

In my defence, how the hell am I supposed to know who was in the feckin' Mickey Mouse Club?
 
Posted by joan knox (# 16100) on :
 
*face/palm*

went for speed over accuracy... well that was not clever!
 
Posted by Gussie (# 12271) on :
 
Ooh second place for the month so far. I've managed 10 out of 10 every day - must be a record for me.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Gussie:
Ooh second place for the month so far. I've managed 10 out of 10 every day - must be a record for me.

Braggart! [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Silly me, and here I thought the film started a good actress!
 
Posted by Grits (# 4169) on :
 
Finally getting the hang of this...
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Gradually losing the hang of this methinks.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
!@#$%&* film questions. [Mad]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
That's what I meant to say, but I couldn't spell " !@#$%&* !"
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
Thank you quiz...I have been trying to think what those little plastic things were for the last six months. One of those bits of trivia only ever useful in a quiz.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Ninth today: was hard but fun!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I'm right behind you, Sir K - with the help of Lucky Guess Piglet I got the film question right! [Yipee]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
[Yipee]

God bless my little cotton socks and vague folk memory.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Apparently I've already played today so my answers couldn't be accepted.
Own up, who is my sock puppet? [Paranoid]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Poor TB - that's annoying. Did you play very late yesterday?
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
The submit button didn't work for me today. Some gremlins I think.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
Poor TB - that's annoying. Did you play very late yesterday?

Not really, about 9. Was very strange.

Managed to play OK today, but had never heard of that expedition and guessed wrongly.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Slid into a draw for seventh with AA. [Yipee]
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
I did not like todays quiz at all! Trivia all the way....
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I liked it quite a lot.

10/10 in less than twice Antisocial Alto's time = happy piglet. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
TOO FECKING SLOW!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Woohoo - first (but probably not last) 10/10 of the day. Not a brilliant time, but it was definitely worth re-reading that question!

*little celebratory dance accompanied by resolution not to look at this thread again until tomorrow so that the speedy/accurate hordes don't burst my bubble*

[Yipee]
 
Posted by Gussie (# 12271) on :
 
I always seem to do better on the 'harder' rather than the easier quizzes.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Me too!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
And me - sixth place! [Yipee]
 
Posted by Chorister (# 473) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:


*little celebratory dance accompanied by resolution not to look at this thread again until tomorrow so that the speedy/accurate hordes don't burst my bubble*

[Yipee]

Chorister tries to imagine what a penguin doing a little celebratory dance would look like - no idea, but I bet it's rather cute.
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
My lowest ever score!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I'm truly rubbish at the Old Testament.* Maybe I should listen more carefully to the First Lesson ...

* despite the fact that I regularly get unpronounceable bits of it to read in church. [Eek!]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I'd have been in eighth had I not missed the third or fourth question! 9/10 on Sunday is good for me...
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
Damn gremlins again, it said I gave no answer for the last question when I clearly had an answer marked when I hit submit...
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
In response to question #2: Thunder Up.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Feckin' American netball questions. [Mad]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
If it makes you feel any better, piglet, the team in that question hasn't existed for over five years. Yes, I knew the answer they wanted, but seriously, to have a question that comically out-of-date still entering the rotation?
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Lucky guess on last question, but it cost me too much time.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by AristonAstuanax:
If it makes you feel any better, piglet, the team in that question hasn't existed for over five years ...

Thanks for the thought, AA, but if I'm honest, it wouldn't make any difference ... [Big Grin]

Much better today: Lucky Guess Piglet got the film question right and whizzed into 6th place.

[Yipee]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I would have thought that the answer to Q8 was An Arizona desert

Good luck with picking the Pizza question gave me 10 but with my usual abysmal timings.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Bloody hell! I too missed the royals! Would have been too slow for top ten anyway. Is there any honour in being second among non-finishers, i.e. off by one question?
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I actually changed a wrong answer to a right one today! [Yipee]

I thought about it for far too long, but still ...
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
10/10 in 44 seconds has got to be one of my better scores - especially without the use of a mouse - but I'm sure I'll soon be blasted out of my position in first place. I just have to hope that I'm also blasted out of my position in last place. [Big Grin]

May I just comment - isn't it quiet here without the Weasel?
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Morbidly quiet, Pingu. There are some who would wish to take up mouse on his behalf, however.

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I expect he'll be back quite soon - he said over in AS that he was on his way home.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I'm back and still abysmally slow!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
You're one whole second less abysmal than me, Weasel, but welcome back anyway. [Big Grin]

Lucky Guess Piglet was on very good form today. [Yipee]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Thank you, ma'am - not too bad a result today, currently second place out of eight. At least I seem to have remembered the answer to the question that always bugs me.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Dear Smudgie - I hope you and The Boy had a good weekend away but did you really have to spoil the effect by beating me at the quiz?
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
... I seem to have remembered the answer to
the question that always bugs me.

Unlike me - I suspect it may be the same one - this time I didn't remember it. [brick wall]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I know almost nothing about movies - and it shows!
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
I know almost nothing about movies - and it shows!

My problem too- American teen movies in particular. Lowest score ever today, because all my movie guesses were wrong.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Play away!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I changed my answer in the Carrie question from the right one to the wrong one.

Bugger. [Frown]
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
Lucky guess today about a comedian I've never heard of and a TV show I've never heard of that apparently he appears in.
 
Posted by Japes (# 5358) on :
 
[Hot and Hormonal] Dear me, how could I get the World War 2 question wrong... I know it all happened before I was born, and my parents were but pre-school children, but even so... [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
I can not get in to the quiz at the moment. Feel very put out- I must be addicted!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
It loaded for me but I only got 9/10 - and a lousy time from spending too long reading the questions.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Japes:
[Hot and Hormonal] Dear me, how could I get the World War 2 question wrong... [Hot and Hormonal]

My best friend used to date a Franco-American lady born on that day and my dad fought in that war, so I could never forget it.

I like the harder quizzes: I generally do well on them and I am solidly in third at the moment.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
I'm sooooooo depressed.
Two I should have known but didn't. Only one I feel no shame whatsoever for not knowing. But 7/10 - shameful! Even the Weasel beat me. [Frown]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Forget the Weasel, little one. Even I beat you!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
Lucky guess today about a comedian I've never heard of and a TV show I've never heard of that apparently he appears in.

Unlucky guess ditto ditto ditto ... [Mad]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Forget the Weasel, little one. Even I beat you!

Ooooh, the shame!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Just barely in ninth. I am always wary of trick questions on the easy ones!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I managed to sidle into 10th, but bearing in mind some of my recent performances that makes me a v. happy piglet. [Smile]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Currently in 1st place, nobody else has played yet, but probably about to be overtaken.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
The trouble with these very easy quizzes is that I waste ages re-reading the question because I can't believe they can be quite so inane! [Biased] Seriously, I'm not quite sure how I got such a slow time as I thought I was comparatively speedy (comparing it to usual, not to other people who are always faster with the trigger finger than I am). But I'm content. I'm not competitive. No, really, I'm not.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
...I'm not competitive. No, really, I'm not.

That a good thing with tiny little legs, webbed feet and flipper type wings!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
...I'm not competitive. No, really, I'm not.

That a good thing with tiny little legs, webbed feet and flipper type wings!
Yes, but they're the best little legs, webbed feet and flipper type wings in the entire universe [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I changed a wrong answer to a right one! [Yipee] And I'm only behind the Penguin because she played before I did ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
....know nuffing 'bout pirates!
[brick wall]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Moderately pathetic.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
Play away! [/URL]

Excuse me, but are you encouraging shipmates to infidelity?
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
Play away! [/URL]

Excuse me, but are you encouraging shipmates to infidelity?
[Biased]
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
Duhhh! A really daft mistake!
 
Posted by Drifting Star (# 12799) on :
 
Hah! I've never guessed that one correctly before!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
DS, I suspect you're talking about the one I didn't guess correctly. Obscure Old Testament families have never been my strong point ... [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Drifting Star (# 12799) on :
 
That'd be the one. Every time I try to commit it to memory I end up playing that fizz-buzz counting game in my head.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
[brick wall] I am not a dancer, else I should have been in sixth place!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Neither am I, but I managed 7th. [Yipee]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Wow! That was a tough one today.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
No, that was not skill, that was one very lucky guess I made!!!!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Lucky Guess Piglet has been replaced by Completely Useless Piglet. [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
...but at least it took you less time to be completely useless than it took me.
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
It's not every day that simply getting every question right, time be damned, gives you a finish in the top three.

Perhaps I should have googled a few of those questions after all . . .
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Back to 10/10 - but still slow!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Answer to question 6 today is easy (and correct), unless you are a teenager, then there are several other choices.

[Razz]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Low man in a three-way draw for sixth...
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Answer to question 6 today is easy (and correct), unless you are a teenager, then there are several other choices.

[Killing me] So true,Uncle Pete!

Again changed the right answer for the wrong one! When will I ever learn?
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Just scraped into the top 10 behind Spike, Deckhand and Sir K.

Could be worse ...
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Bloody teenage type moving pictures!

[Mad]

Although I got one right because it has shown up so often that my Granny would tick the right box.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Lucky guess achieved by not even reading the answers. Why should I care when their birthday is? They never send me a card!

Typical that the one day I whizz and have a meagre chance of getting in the top ten is the day I start the quiz going before picking the laptop up. I always forget it's against the clock from the moment you click play!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Who are these people whose birthday I am supposed to know?
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Famous actors all, Pete! I don't know why I dithered over that question so long: I knew that two of them were born in our lifetimes...

[brick wall] [brick wall] [brick wall] [brick wall] [brick wall]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
10/10 in 37 seconds may be my best performance ever, and got me into 10th place.

Only 11 seconds behind Antisocial Alto too ... [Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee]

PS Don't worry, AA, I'm unlikely to manage a repeat performance for a while. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
A really rubbish score for me today! I had to guess on so many, and got them all wrong!
 
Posted by Jahlove (# 10290) on :
 
May's Marvels:


52 players played during the month.

1. AntisocialAlto (860 points, 23 wins)
2. ceesharp (555 points, 1 wins)
3. Ariston (506 points, 2 wins)
4. Star (488 points, 2 wins)
5. Marvin_the_Martian (427 points, 0 wins)
6. Gussie (423 points, 0 wins)
7. jedijudy (412 points, 0 wins)
8. Loveheart (405 points, 0 wins)
9. TheRogue (348 points, 0 wins)
10. Bob_Two_Owls (340 points, 0 wins)

Sorry for delay. Well done all!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
A completely pathetic performance!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
One lucky guess, one unlucky; I'm not a Trekkist. Not often you'd make 12th place with 9/10 in 69 seconds though ...
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
No. 1 tripped me this Sunday. And I should have known better. [Disappointed]

At least I beat Weasel! [Yipee]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Golly! I'm still first!! [Yipee]

That's not happened for quite a while.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
Golly! I'm still first!! [Yipee]

You wouldn't have been, if I'd picked the right feckin' judge ... [Mad]

Here we go again ...
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
You're saying you misjudged?
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
How did I do that?

A lucky guess on the filum one.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
One rubbish guess and one guess changed from correct to incorrect on a whim.... I'm doooooomed.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Due to Pond Difference I always get the question at number 9 today wrong!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
There is a song that mentions an item in question number nine. I almost missed a question: glad I didn't go back to change anything!

In top five as of this writing.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I don't play chess, and I obviously didn't read the right children's books.* [Frown]

* I've read The House at Pooh Corner; what other children's books matter?
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Daft and slow: changed my answer on number one to the wrong one and got the stupid answer to another one...
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Eighth place; if I'd got the right American president (and why would I? [Big Grin] ) I'd have been in fourth.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
[brick wall]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Lucky Guess Piglet was on good form today, but kept out of the top ten by Captain Slow Piglet ... [Big Grin]

[ 07. June 2012, 01:50: Message edited by: piglet ]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Whereas I, to my huge astonishment, am still in the top 10!!

[Eek!]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
On to a new day and American TV shows are NOT my forte [Waterworks]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
You and me both, weasel! You and me both.
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
I know nothing about American TV
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
May I join in the "we hate American TV" chorus?

[Mad]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Oh, my. [Eek!] Three lucky guesses.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Easy enough but SO slow!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
May I join in the "we hate American TV" chorus?

[Mad]

The only American TV we watch with any regularity is Jeopardy and the national news, though I do have HBO and sporadically watch their series such as Veep. Other than the Simpsons, I never watch sitcoms anymore: they are almost universally awful. That said, we do need to catch up on House by watching the recordings...

Both of the televisions are currently off and I am listening to BBC Radio 6 on the computer: Lauren Laverne is playing reggae.

Currently in third place here. [Yipee]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Jeopardy is addictive, isn't it? It doesn't really count though as the host's Canadian.* [Devil]

By the way, I've just nudged you into eighth place. I could say I'm sorry, but it would be a lie. [Big Grin]

* not that Canadian TV's that much better ...
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Well, that was a very forgettable attempt!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I got one wrong - as I expected. The problem is that the wrong one I got wasn't the one I was expecting to get wrong.
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
[Big Grin] Oh my God, I won one! [Big Grin]

[Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee] I actually won one! [Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee]

*ahem*

Marvellous.
 
Posted by The Rogue (# 2275) on :
 
And you are leading today. Are you challenging for the title this month, Marvin?
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
That would have been a cracker of an attempt if only I had not forgotten it was against the clock and stopped to watch my Smudgelet playing with a remote control helicopter mid-quiz.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Go, you Marvin!

I had a bad case of the slows today. Perhaps because I cleaned the whole house before playing?
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I had a lucky guess on one question (having changed my answer twice [Eek!] ) but as usual I was b*ggered by the 'Murcan telly question.

Hmph, and again I say, hmph. [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
A Certain Canadian pinged me in IM in the middle of the quiz hence the slow time!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
That, dear Weasel, is an excuse rather than a reason. I mean, you usually manage to ignore him the rest of the time [Biased]
 
Posted by Wm Dewy (# 16712) on :
 
I hate it when I change an answer when my first guess was right.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
That, dear Weasel, is an excuse rather than a reason. I mean, you usually manage to ignore him the rest of the time [Biased]

Don't we all!

Out of sight, out of mind - bliss!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
A Certain Canadian pinged me in IM in the middle of the quiz hence the slow time!

Yeah, yeah ... with excuses like that you should become a Formula 1 racing-driver. [Big Grin]

I'm hacked off because I had a really good time (by Piglet standards) but I got one of the prophets wrong.

PS What on earth does "pinged me in IM" mean? [Confused]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
...PS What on earth does "pinged me in IM" mean? [Confused]

Sorry, piglet - it means he tried to start a conversation with me in Instant Messenger.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Thank you, WW - am now a somewhat enlightened piglet. [Smile]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Actors, tv shows! All my downfall!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Pete, you've put me off already and I haven't even opened the quiz yet!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
9/10 - not bad, it could have been a lot worse.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Feck that US actress and bloody chemistry questions! [Mad] [Confused]
 
Posted by Anselmina (# 3032) on :
 
I don't know the colour of UPS vans - so shoot me!

And what are protons anyway?
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Who knows what protons are? I just remembered the answer from another quiz!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I changed the wrong actress from two shows I've never watched to the right actress in two shows I've never watched and got catapulted into 5th place.

[Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I've never read The Maltese Falcon. Bugger.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
A long delay from clicking for the quiz to it arriving does NOT help my time!
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
I clicked against the wrong answer for one question by mistake. Otherwise I would have scored a 10. Ah well.....
 
Posted by Japes (# 5358) on :
 
Meh.. I though my logical answer was a much better one than the given answer for the question I got wrong.

[Frown]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
A long delay from clicking for the quiz to it arriving does NOT help my time!

You were still faster than me ... by a whole second!

Be proud. Be very proud. [Overused]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Japes:
Meh.. I though my logical answer was a much better one than the given answer for the question I got wrong.

[Frown]

I think I was using the same logic as you, Japes. [Frown]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Squeaked into ninth because I read carefully and didn't guess.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I didn't think 43 seconds would get me very far up the board on a Very Easy day.

13th was probably better than I'd hoped.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
They say it is "HARDER" but one question was so pathetically simple that I had to read it a couple of times to make sure there wasn't a catch thus losing valuable time!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Bloody albums!

Top of page
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I got the album right (Lucky Guess Piglet strikes again) but I got the sport one wrong.

I'm never going to get Canadian citizenship at this rate ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
"Great" moments in quiztaking: one of the questions reappears later. I miss one, not the other.

Whoops.
 
Posted by Japes (# 5358) on :
 
[Hot and Hormonal]

Lesson learned today - do not do the quiz before one, if not two, cups of coffee have been drunk. Brain obviously does not function without caffeine.
 
Posted by Drifting Star (# 12799) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by AristonAstuanax:
"Great" moments in quiztaking: one of the questions reappears later. I miss one, not the other.

Whoops.

Weird - so did I. I didn't answer the second one at all.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Thanks to the sundry brainfarts of some of my rivals, I'm in third place. [Yipee]

On a Sunday. [Eek!]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Two lucky guesses gives me 10/10 - I'm amazed!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Just sign me:

Gobsmacked on a Monday morning

10/10 in 80 (yes,80!) seconds. And Fluffy the Bunny even pooped on the right song answer!

[Yipee]
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
A hesitation of camels, more like!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
How about a bollocks of American television shows? [Mad]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Ah well, 9/10 is better than it might have been.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Foiled by one bad guess and one silly mistake - phoeey!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Joy reigneth in the PeteC household this Tuesday! Ok, I might have taken longer, but I got them all right!

Eat my dust, Smudgie!
You, too, Weasel!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
How could I forget Michael J. Fox's disease? [brick wall]

My mother died from it at age eighty! [Tear]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Joy reigneth in the PeteC household this Tuesday! ...

Well done Pete! [Yipee]

Chez Piglet is also Quite Pleased. Further [Yipee]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
At least I'm back to 10/10.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
At least I'm back to 10/10. And ooh, look, I'm faster than a weasel too. PeteC... look to your laurels.

(Doubtless some speedy smartalec will go whizzing past me into the lead within minutes, but I like to enjoy my moments of glory seeing as they're so few and far between). [Big Grin]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Hi there!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Precisely.

(See, I was right again [Big Grin] )
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
I knew I'd given up on this for a reason - I'm so damn slow on this laptop
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
[Waterworks] And the answer was given in another question! [Waterworks]

You twit!

Don't worry, I'll be back soon!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
[Waterworks] And the answer was given in another question! [Waterworks]

You twit!

Don't worry, I'll be back soon!

Tomorrow, probably, and I'll beat you again [Biased] [Snigger] [Axe murder]
 
Posted by Anselmina (# 3032) on :
 
I'm not giving anything away when I say that Popeye didn't live in any of those places where I grew up. Still got 10 out of 10. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I was temporarily in ninth place until the bloody software failed to record the correct answer on the last question! [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I tried to submit a correction for question 10 (their answer is no longer strictly correct) but it told me I had to be logged in. How the **** did they think I did the quiz if I wasn't logged in?

20th place today, which is nothing to write home about, although I was faster than a certain weasel ...

... just. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
All would have been well if I had ever watched a television series which apparently ended some years ago.

[Disappointed]
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
Haven't played for a while so happy enough to be in 5th so far today! No doubt I shall have plummeted down the rankings before the day is over....
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Yay! I squeaked into ninth!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I've snuck into 10th.

Sir K., I hate to burst your bubble, but you're now 12th ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Very easy - if you like movies, and can remember obscure sporting data from a decade before (Fluffy helped here, though).

Last until next Thursday, you lot. Off and away!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sir Kevin:
Yay! I squeaked into ninth!

Again!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Argh. I really did know the answer to that.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I didn't, but I didn't make a very intelligent (or lucky) guess. [Frown]

I don't actually know if we're both talking about the same question ...
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
A perfect 10/10 and a usual pathetic timing but I'll blame that on my convalescence - possibly for the next several years!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
My general knowledge was failed by my lack of common sense this morning. Who but me would be stupid enough to pick up their breakfast bowl in one hand, spoon in the other, and then click on "play game"? [brick wall]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Don't complain, so far you are 1st out of 8.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Had I not made a not-lucky guess on the idiotic cow question, I should have been in fourth place! I am not getting older and I'm not getting better....

[brick wall] [brick wall]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Lucky Guess Piglet trots merrily into 7th place. [Yipee]

"Average" must be my forte ...
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Well, at least I was quicker than yesterday.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Slow with faulty guess-power - not a winning combination. [Waterworks]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Good to have a hard quiz for a change....firmly in seventh.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
11th today - Lucky Guess Piglet on good form. [Smile]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Still slow!

re yesterday and Smudgiekins - remember the last shall be first and the first, last.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
[Mad] [Disappointed] [Paranoid]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
In the top ten with 60 seconds on an "easy" day - I'm not complaining! [Smile]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I hate it when I change my mind at the last minute and delete a correct answer.


Just like Smudgie.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Ah, but she didn't make that mistake this time [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Just you wait, Henry Higgins, just you wait!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I was surprised to make it into the top nine: I don't know much about gambling so the dice question was just a lucky guess!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
How should I know what the feckin' 'Murcans do with their criminals? [Mad]

More to the point, why should I care?
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
Share and enjoy. Share and enjoy.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Too slow: we are having issues with the remote-control mouse.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
You have a remote-control mouse? [Eek!] Maybe you need a cat ... [Big Grin]

I see we're back to those infuriating "crawl to the quiz-masters" questions.

Hmph.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
8/10 and SLOW - no prizes for me today.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
A wrong guess because I thought the answer couldn't be that obvious and a wrong guess because I am totally ignorant of American TV programmes for some strange reason. Still, could have been worse. Could have got 8/10 and been slooooooooow. [Biased]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
A less Americo-centric quiz would be nice once in a while.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
But just want to add I beat Weasel and Pingu this AM, even if my time was equal to both of theirs, nearly!

[Yipee]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
We'll be back!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
It's nice to let the old boy get a fleeting taste of victory now and again, isn't it? [Biased]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Oh, well. A guess that was completely wrong.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
... I am totally ignorant of American TV programmes ...

You and me both, Pingu. [Frown]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
It's okay, even Google couldn't come up with a good answer to that one in a timely manner. Yes, I tried.
 
Posted by Loveheart (# 12249) on :
 
Unfair! I completed 1 bible quiz, then it told me the questions had changed since I started the quiz, so it gave me another quiz! Then I got one wrong and it obviously added the 2 times together! Waah!
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
Hmm. Same question twice in the same quiz. Is that to give you a second chance in case you get it wrong the first time?

[ 01. July 2012, 11:19: Message edited by: Spike ]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Plenty of accuracy, just not enough speed. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
10/10 on 2 consecutive days - what did you get yesterday Smudgie?

[Snigger]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
10/10 on 2 consecutive days - what did you get yesterday Smudgie?

[Snigger]

I got.. er... distracted. That's what I got!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I liked the last one: we honeymooned there many years ago when the place had a different administration...
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Squeaked in ahead of the Weasel, by a whisker. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Knew the right answer, ticked the wrong box - no points for that one!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Well, I beat Smudgie, anyway in number of questions right. It wasn't difficult to do this. [Big Grin]

I actually learnt something new from question 10. I'll be ready next time.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
[secret aside to Pete]Do you realise, Pete, that WE BOTH beat Smudgie today - that is you and me BOTH scored more than her!

Mind you, it's not that unusual is it?[/secret aside to Pete]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
[secrit message to Weasel] [Snigger] [/secrit message to Weasel]

[ 03. July 2012, 11:28: Message edited by: PeteC ]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
[not so secret message to the above two candidates for the "let's offend" thread]

[Razz]

[/not so secret message to the above two candidates for the "let's offend" thread]

Some games are attributable to pure skill, others to pure luck, some to a combination of the two. Today's was clearly pure luck [Biased]
 
Posted by lily pad (# 11456) on :
 
I cannot play. It is forbidden. [Waterworks]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by lily pad:
I cannot play. It is forbidden. [Waterworks]

The bribe worked then? [Snigger]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
[not so secret message to the above two candidates for the "let's offend" thread]

[Razz]

[/not so secret message to the above two candidates for the "let's offend" thread]

Some games are attributable to pure skill, others to pure luck, some to a combination of the two. Today's was clearly pure luck [Biased]

Pete, do you get the idea that someone is listening to our private conversations?
 
Posted by Jahlove (# 10290) on :
 
June's Jazzies




48 players played during the month.


1. AntisocialAlto (736 points, 21 wins)

2. Ariston (486 points, 0 wins)

3. indianwells (466 points, 3 wins)

4. Gussie (454 points, 0 wins)

5. ceesharp (402 points, 1 wins)

6. Star (394 points, 0 wins)

7. jedijudy (383 points, 1 wins)

8. Smudgie2 (351 points, 0 wins)

9. TheRogue (345 points, 1 wins)

10. Loveheart (326 points, 1 wins)

Well done - keep on truckin'
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
WOOHOOOOOOO! First time in the top ten. [Yipee]
 
Posted by lily pad (# 11456) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
quote:
Originally posted by lily pad:
I cannot play. It is forbidden. [Waterworks]

The bribe worked then? [Snigger]
It must have. I still can't get in. Forbidden in both unofficial languages - Explorer and Firefox.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I changed my original answers on the film question and the marsupial question from right to wrong! Why did I do that???? I usually excel on the harder quizzes...

[brick wall]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Ooooh! I'm in First Place - I'm in First Place!

If nobody else plays all day I'll win!

It's great being first to play.
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Welease Woderick, keep enjoying first place.

And I wish I knew a way of making this laptop mouse pad faster to use on that quiz. I keep losing where I am and flying back up the page unless I play very slowly and steadily. I use that mouse pad to draw and photoedit so it's not as if I haven't had a lot of practice using it. Grrrr.
 
Posted by MiceElf (# 4389) on :
 
Oh YaY oh YaY....... Spins happily.

Opens the window to shout it out... I'm First!!!!

But only until the next player plays.
 
Posted by MiceElf (# 4389) on :
 
See! I knew it wouldn't last [Smile]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Lucky Guess Piglet was on good form today. Unfortunately, so were 11 people who were faster than she was. And that's before Antisocial Alto and Sir Kev have played.

Maybe as they're 'Murcans, they'll be taking the day off, or watching the fireworks, or whatever it is they do on the Fourth of July ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by AristonAstuanax (# 10894) on :
 
We celebrate America by blowing up bits of it.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
In a three-way draw for tenth, Piglet!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Pete, I see we both beat you-know-who again yesterday - shall I PM you the answers so we can do it again today?
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Hurries off to check mailbox
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
How did I do that? Thanks weasel!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
I know nothing about American geography- would have got 10 out of 10 if I did!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Bloody Hell! Thwarted again! [Votive]
 
Posted by Snags (# 15351) on :
 
Woo-hoo! Just discovered this. Can't get my head around the having to do it quickly, though. And lucked out on a couple of guesses, it must be said.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I'm sure I got all ten questions but I got caught in the maintenance vortex. God knows what my time will be like, but I'll be stuck in last place time wise for sure.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
The upside is I got to do the quiz again [Snore]

My time sucked though: 2864 seconds. Even for me that's pathetic.

[Killing me]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
I'm sure I got all ten questions but I got caught in the maintenance vortex. God knows what my time will be like, but I'll be stuck in last place time wise for sure.

Yeah, sure [Roll Eyes] we believe you

[Biased]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Memo to self: Piglet, next time you get a question about two people you've never heard of on a 'Murcan television show you've never watched, try the obvious answer - it's the right one.

[Mad]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
9/10's not bad when you consider six of them were guesses! I knew I ought to watch more trashy films and television.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I'm amazed I got 9/10, too.

That is 2 days running Smudgie has beaten Pete and I and it's Sunday tomorrow! [Eek!]
 
Posted by Starbug (# 15917) on :
 
First time I've played and I got 77 seconds! [Yipee]
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Here's the quiz...
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
A nice difficult one, with room for educated guesses puts me in the top five! [Yipee]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sir Kevin:
... educated guesses ...

Unfortunately one of mine wasn't. [Frown] The rest were though ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Have I ever mentioned how much I like Sundays? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I don't mind Sundays BUT I don't like it when the internet has a conniption just as I try to load the quiz!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Oh look! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
[Overused] , Pingu, [Overused]

I managed seventh place [Yipee] despite getting Nahor's sons wrong, again.*

* probably differently wrong from the last time I got them wrong ... [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Congratulations Smudgie!

...and thanks to Pete for his "support" [Two face]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Ten on ten on Monday with a sheer blind lucky guess in the actors' kids name category. Who cares about these things?
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
That was one speedy weasel this morning. Come on, admit it, who's been feeding him caffeine?
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
[Snigger]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Ooooh, second place. At least right now! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
That was one speedy weasel this morning ...

... and an equally speedy piglet, but the weasel gets Chronogeographical Precedence™. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Regular service has resumed today.

Who watches plays?
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
ME!!

Or I used to when I lived elsewhere.
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
19th...not good enough [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Oh look, I beat Smudgie again!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Slotted firmly in seventh. I could have been faster, but I knew all the answers.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
I didn't. Three I had no idea about at all and guessed wrongly. [Frown]
 
Posted by Just Me (# 14937) on :
 
Distinctly respectable - even if the decathlon one was a bit of a guess.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
It was for me also.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Bloody filums! I hovered between two actors - all for naught, as neither were correct!
 
Posted by Starbug (# 15917) on :
 
It was the bone question that got me. Don't know my femur from my tibia!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
The questions took a lot of reading this morning. But one lucky guess and a couple of obscure trinkets of knowledge helped to compensate a little.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Starbug:
It was the bone question that got me. Don't know my femur from my tibia!

Trust me. You would know if you ever broke your femur.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Too slow and too wrong for top ten: I have only seen two Dolly Parton films. The answer was not among them as they were Little Whorehouse with tickets comped for us by the producers in return for market research and 9 to 5 which I worked on when it became a touring Broadway musical. The only film I ever saw about a beauty shop was Beauty Shop...
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Spent too long reading the "crawl to the quiz-masters" question. [Mad]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Damn! Must recount bones. Amazingly I guessed right about the Whitbread Cup, though I did remember it was a beer from my first visit to the UK...
 
Posted by Starbug (# 15917) on :
 
Woohoo! I'm fourth in the table!

*dances a slightly embarrassing jig* [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I like your sig - that's from 3 Men in a Boat, the funniest book I've ever read, isn't it? I have a first edition that's well over a hundred years old....
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones....
 
Posted by Just Me (# 14937) on :
 
I coulda been a contender - if I knew anything about boxing.

Think I'm getting quicker though.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
10/10 in 41 seconds and sixth place - [Yipee] - if three earlier players* hadn't got the same score I'd have been in third ... [Big Grin]

* YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE ... [Devil]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
The one time I'm anywhere near being in the top ten and I have to go on holiday for a week! [Waterworks]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
You could always send Smudgelet on his own.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I think the score from Indian Wells (another native Californian?) jinxed me! [brick wall]
 
Posted by Just Me (# 14937) on :
 
Rats - stoopid mistake.
 
Posted by Starbug (# 15917) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sir Kevin:
I like your sig - that's from 3 Men in a Boat, the funniest book I've ever read, isn't it? I have a first edition that's well over a hundred years old....

Yes, it's one of my favourite books. My favourite bits are the inconsiderate courtship of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and J's consternation that he doesn't have Housemaid's Knee.

Got two wrong in today's quiz. Drat and double drat!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I hates obscure filums, I does, I does!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Pete, you are not alone!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Lucky and educated guess on a film I'd never seen propelled me into a higher place than I've had lately....
 
Posted by Starbug (# 15917) on :
 
Ninth place! I made it into the top ten!!!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Sorry to burst your bubble, Starbug, but I'm in ninth now ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Golly, I'm first on Tuesday.

Basks briefly in glory
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Sorry Pete, you have been usurped - but I will be in my turn very soon!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Not even 15 minutes of fame!

[Waterworks]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I thought you were famous wherever you went!

...or is the better word 'notorious'?
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I can live with notorious...
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I'M NUMBER ONE!
 
Posted by Paddy O'Furniture (# 12953) on :
 
I hate being slightly dyslexic! I read the question about George W. Bush incorrectly and thought it was about his father, George Senior. Dammit to hell!
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Click this way...
 
Posted by Starbug (# 15917) on :
 
Fifth! I'm FIFTH!!! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Paddy O'Furniture:
I hate being slightly dyslexic! I read the question about George W. Bush incorrectly and thought it was about his father, George Senior. Dammit to hell!

Thanks for the clue in advance of playing! I still got it wrong though.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I'm in 7th place, just behind Pearlie - casting pearls before piglets? [Big Grin]

Where I come from, KAOS stands for Kirkwall Amateur Operatic Society, of which I was once a member. [Smile]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Only 9 points but first to play so I'm in the lead!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
And a big thank you to Pete for supporting us all so ably today [Snigger]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
12th place isn't too bad on an Easy day - I'm never going to keep up with the speed-merchants ... [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I notice Starbug isn't boasting today. Bless her heart!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Note to Self:

Daydreaming whilst doing the quiz does NOT improve my time!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I think there is plenty of evidence on this website to disprove the answer to the second question!
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
I am 6th! Must be my highest ranking so far.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Ninth here, just barely!

I really dithered on the fingernail question for no good reason, but I got it right though I was just fast enough to avoid relegation!

I still like the surly answers best!
 
Posted by Japes (# 5358) on :
 
I was obviously traumatised by Bambi as a small child and all memory of it wiped from my brain.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Not quite in the top ten, but faster than a speeding weasel and a Knight of the Realm ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Sadly I think weasels, or at least this one, can at most manage an amble!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Lots of lucky guesses - but 10/10!!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Hours later, you're still the only one with 10. Doubtless, there will be other sad sacks later in the day.

I hates filums. Without a couple of lucky guesses I would have been even lower on the pecking order.
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Wow, that quiz is seriously bad news if I'm second with 8/10, knowing nothing about fillums either. And after yesterday when I didn't click on something I knew trying for speed ....
 
Posted by Antisocial Alto (# 13810) on :
 
Huh, I had forgotten there were any breakages in that fairy tale.
 
Posted by Paddy O'Furniture (# 12953) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
quote:
Originally posted by Paddy O'Furniture:
I hate being slightly dyslexic! I read the question about George W. Bush incorrectly and thought it was about his father, George Senior. Dammit to hell!

Thanks for the clue in advance of playing! I still got it wrong though.
Ooops! Damn, sorry about that! Not only do I have A.D.D. but I blurt out things I'm not supposed to!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I had a couple of v. lucky guesses and a couple of not-so-lucky ones, but I'm in 10th place, which is just fine.

P.S. WW - [Overused]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
...P.S. WW - [Overused]

If I win I assure I shall be embarrassed as it will only be by default - knowledge played no part in it at all!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
What a pity Smudgie missed me winning the day - I shall have to be sure to tell her, I'm sure she'll be delighted.

[Two face]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Stunned, more like. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Got the tabernacle question wrong - if I hadn't I'd have been in fourth place.

Nearly put the right answer too ... [Frown]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I had a couple of lucky guesses and one unlucky one, and I took far too long thinking about all of them ... [Frown]
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
Relieved to get all right as it was an easy one...

[ 25. July 2012, 10:05: Message edited by: The Weeder ]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Bother it. Read the question... knew the answer before I even got to the end of the question... answered... got it wrong.

Sometimes the end of the question holds the key!
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
Nine out of ten, on pure guesswork.
I am not American!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
In the lead when others have also scored 10/10 - this is not usual.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Bloody idiot quasi-medical questions! They are not even remotely factual and therefore have no place on this quiz! That said, I am mysteriously in top ten.... [Confused]
 
Posted by Starbug (# 15917) on :
 
Fourth place - wow!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
The one I got wrong wasn't even the one I thought I'd got wrong ... [Confused]
 
Posted by Loveheart (# 12249) on :
 
quiz not loading for me...
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I had the same problem at about the same time and then it cleared - no idea what was wrong.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
[Yipee] I'm number four! Does that mean I know everything?
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
No - it means you're an American. [Devil]

If I'd known what they serve for breakfast in some ******* 'Murcan greasy-spoon chain I'd have been in the top ten.

[Mad]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
American TV show questions are not enjoyed here!
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Nope, not when there are quite a few of them - however when all the guesses work it's quite satisfying
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
I know very little about American culture, so it was guesswork all the way.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I've been riding horses since age eight, but I had to make an educated guess about television stars... finished well inside the top ten again!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I made it into eighth place with spectacularly lucky guessing on several subjects about which I know the square root of bugger-all.

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Pathetically easy - I managed 41 seconds but no doubt someone will come along and do it in under 20!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Pathetically easy - I managed 41 seconds but no doubt someone will come along and do it in under 20!

OK, so not exactly under 20, but I don't like to steal the thunder from those who are unused to being beaten.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Roy G. Biv helped me with one of the questions but slowed me down: should have finished in under 35 seconds!
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Pathetically easy - I managed 41 seconds but no doubt someone will come along and do it in under 20!

Close, but I was still four seconds over...
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Swanky know-it-all whippersnapper. I knew it all along, you're really only 14, aren't you? [Razz]


[Biased]
 
Posted by Paddy O'Furniture (# 12953) on :
 
Grrrrrrr! I took too long to answer the questions... I think I thought I was filling out a civil service exam or something! I got all the answers correct but was way down in the list with my time. Hmmmph. [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
Swanky know-it-all whippersnapper. I knew it all along, you're really only 14, aren't you? [Razz]

14? Hah. Times it by two and a bit and you're there...
 
Posted by Jahlove (# 10290) on :
 
July's Jugglers


53 players played during the month.

1. indianwells (510 points, 2 wins)

2. ceesharp (500 points, 0 wins)

3. barbara (499 points, 5 wins)

4. Marvin_the_Martian (465 points, 6 wins)

5. TreeBee (441 points, 1 wins)

6. TheRogue (418 points, 1 wins)

7. Gussie (418 points, 0 wins)

8. Loveheart (365 points, 0 wins)

9. AntisocialAlto (335 points, 9 wins)

10. sharkshooter (302 points, 0 wins)

Well done, all*

*who tf is indianwells? [Confused]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Another new page already ...
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I really, really, really like this train wreck's definition of "famous couple". I just closed my eyes and clicked. It came up with three cherries.

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
10/10 but no idea how!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
All correct, but in a draw for 11th.... [Frown]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
I really, really, really like this train wreck's definition of "famous couple" ...

I think at the time they were quite well-known in certain circles ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
So were the Kray brothers!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Knowing the right answer and ticking the right box are quite unrelated!

[Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Another internet blip on loading meant a lousy time but at least I got them all right.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
For some reason the wording of the first question didn't make sense to me, and I ended up changing the right answer for a wrong one.

Hmph.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
The trouble with the easier quizzes is that I sometimes lose time re-reading the question looking for the catch!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
...and having the same question twice is such a regular occurrence these days.
 
Posted by Tortuf (# 3784) on :
 
Having the same question twice in one quiz is the crew's quiz equivalent of scratching.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
[Killing me]

I like that!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
The Quiz has gone missing again, at least over here - last time it was back in 20-30 minutes, so let's hope...
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
The trouble with the easier quizzes is that I sometimes lose time re-reading the question looking for the catch!

Me too!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I got the American-TV-show-which-I've-never-seen question right! [Yipee]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Yay! Seventh place!
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
Low score- my maths was at fault, and having to guess the American popular culture ones.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sir Kevin:
Yay! Seventh place!

[Big Grin]

P.S. Who's Sybil?
 
Posted by Sylvander (# 12857) on :
 
Amazing. Been away so long and still not better than before...
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Well, you managed to beat me!
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
I can not get in to the quiz! I am being asked for user name and passwords, but the system will not accept my ship names/password.
Odd.
Any ideas, anyone?
 
Posted by Drifting Star (# 12799) on :
 
You have to register separately for the quiz on the quiz website - it's nothing to do with the Ship beyond having a quiz set up for our use.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
How easy was that quiz today! Jeepers, we're all perfect 10s! But Pingu was loads faster than Weasel. And me at the bottom of the list of 10s, per usual.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
You know how slow the connection is here, Pete - I reckon that on average it takes 10 seconds for the quiz to load.

...and anyway I reckon Pingu has both youf on her side plus she gets more exercise/practice in chasing Poor Longsuffering Smudgelet round Smudgie Towers.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Very insecurely in the top ten! Would that I could have been faster...
[Frown]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Two lucky guesses. *whew!*
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
One good guess, one duff one.

I'll be even further from Jahlove's Top Ten than usual this month, as I'm heading off on holiday tomorrow for the rest of the month, and I probably won't be doing much Ship-surfing.

Be good while I'm away. [Smile]
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
Have a good break, Piglet
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
10 out 0f 10, and my fastest time ever! I am in at number 3, until the really speedy people play! [Smile]
 
Posted by Japes (# 5358) on :
 
Sorry, Weeder.

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sylvander (# 12857) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
Be good while I'm away. [Smile]

What??`If we all do a U-turn at once and then again when you return, it'll be mayhem. So I'll carry on as before if you permit.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
One wrong on Monday but that's pure blind luck.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Aaargh! Just missed the draw for tenth!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I am in tenth today. Was careful but not fast!
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
And now it's just me trying to see how long I can hold off the Grumpy Soprano-with-Sheet-Music . . .
Seeing as I don't think either of us is exactly planning on screwing up, this could turn nasty.

[ 15. August 2012, 07:44: Message edited by: Ariston ]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I was so careful with gems and with ladies' undergarments and shoes that I pissed away more than twenty seconds and thus face relegation!
[brick wall]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Bloody Amurrrrican teevee shows!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Slowed down by mental argument with the question setter - honestly, it depends which part: just cos one answer's more obvious than the other, it doesn't mean the other's wrong. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Bloody Amurrrrican teevee shows!

Amen, Uncle Pete. You're above me in the list today!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
First, first and last - all at once!
 
Posted by Loveheart (# 12249) on :
 
Am off on hols this evening, so unlikely to be partaking for a while...
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Yay! Changed a wrong answer for a right one.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Even with only 7 correct I was not the bottom of the heap this Sunday!

Curse you, Pingu!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Ack. This time changed a right answer for a wrong one.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Wow, under 85 seconds and just 2 seconds behind weasel on this Monday morning!

My cup runneth over...
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Erm, I suggest you clean your specs and have another look at the times!

I know you are pretty much innumerate but when I was at school

82 - 60 = 22

but perhaps they hadn't completed the invention of number when you went to school...


...come to think of it they may not have invented school!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
[Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
I shoulda knowed.
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
Resurrection of the Quizliks, with Peter Davidson.
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
Aaaand my State Department examinee knowledge of treaties gets me in trouble.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Good grief, I beat Smudgie!

How sad.

[Two face]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Didn't beat me today, though, did you? [Snigger]
I might even have come top of the leaderboard for a change if I hadn't forgotten I was going against the clock half way through and gone off into a daydream for a second or two. It's me age!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
GRRRRRR!

And you beat me again - you also played first which means I never headed the leader board today.
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
It's no good knowing the answers if you don't click on them - grrr
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
One of my worst scores today. [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Playing first at least I get to head the leaderboard for a few minutes.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Ooooh. Look. Fancy that. [Angel]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
[Through gritted teeth]Congratulations![/Through gritted teeth]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Oh phoeey. I should have been second if I hadn't clicked on the wrong answer of a question where the answer was blatently obvious. Idiot! As if that could have been the right answer! [brick wall]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Oh Smudgie, I am SO sorry!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Slow but sure today.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
[brick wall] [brick wall] [brick wall]

Changed a correct guess to an incorrect guess at the last moment.
If I'd left it be, I'd have been in second place instead of tenth (and sinking).

[brick wall] [brick wall] [brick wall]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
137 seconds - that'll teach me to try and do the quiz on a ******* laptop ... [Mad] [Mad] [Mad]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I went first so I am now enjoying my [all too brief] moment of glory.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Not fast but at least I was accurate - I even two pop questions right!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Normal service has been resumed - 11th place isn't bad considering I'm a bit out of practice.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
First again - for the moment!
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
**** AA. I changed my name so nobody would confuse us anymore (okay, I'm the only one who confused us, but . . .), and you have to go and trounce me again?

It's not fair, it is!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
First place, first place [Big Grin]
OK, so it was only cos I was first to play - I won't stay at the top for long with one error on that one. At least it was an error I am not ashamed to have made.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
OMG! OMG! OMG!

Not only did I beat the all knowing, annoying teeny tiny penguin, but I am actually first. With all correct!

basks in few seconds of glory

I've never been first in a group before. [Tear]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Oh, did I mentioned blind, pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey luck with at least one of the questions?
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Today I'm keeping my mouth shut!
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Poor start to the month. [Frown]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Today I'm keeping my mouth shut!

May the month continue as it started [Biased]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Tree Bee:
Poor start to the month. [Frown]

Me, too. [Frown]

Yay, you, Uncle Pete! [Yipee]
 
Posted by Jahlove (# 10290) on :
 
August's Asparagus Tips are:

Aug 12

53 players played during the month.

1. AntisocialAlto (680 points, 17 wins)
2. Ariston (658 points, 3 wins)
3. Star (599 points, 4 wins)
4. ceesharp (442 points, 0 wins)
5. barbara (437 points, 4 wins)
6. indianwells (423 points, 0 wins)
7. Gussie (388 points, 1 wins)
8. Smudgie2 (365 points, 0 wins)
9. jedijudy (311 points, 0 wins)
10. Marvin_the_Martian (294 points, 0 wins)

Excellent Everyone [Smile]


10. Marvin_the_Martian (294 points, 0 wins)
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I managed 6th place - if only it would last for the rest of the month ... [Smile]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
[Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee] I'm in the top ten for August. I'm in the top ten for August [Yipee] [Yipee]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
...and I'm in second place to that tiresome penguin for today...

...for now, anyway.
 
Posted by Antisocial Alto (# 13810) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ariston:
**** AA. I changed my name so nobody would confuse us anymore (okay, I'm the only one who confused us, but . . .), and you have to go and trounce me again?

It's not fair, it is!

If I had had one more of my crash-and-burn quiz days this month you totally would have beaten me, single-A. Let's see, there are going to be 5 Bible quizzes in September... I think this could be your month!
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Antisocial Alto:
quote:
Originally posted by Ariston:
**** AA. I changed my name so nobody would confuse us anymore (okay, I'm the only one who confused us, but . . .), and you have to go and trounce me again?

It's not fair, it is!

If I had had one more of my crash-and-burn quiz days this month you totally would have beaten me, single-A. Let's see, there are going to be 5 Bible quizzes in September... I think this could be your month!
That would be more consolation if Sunday wasn't my weak day half the time too. I'm pretty sure there are a few people with us in their crosshairs, hoping for the Unbridled Joy a month of Sundays would bring them.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Guess who was quicker than the penguin today - by 6 seconds!

[Cool]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
You weren't supposed to check back at the scores.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
[Big Grin]

- - - -

Can you beat 52 seconds today, ma'am?
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I've been collecting jewellery all this time and I didn't know they were called that.

You learn something new every day ...
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
[Big Grin]


- - - -

Can you beat 52 seconds today, ma'am?

Apparently she did. And didn't come here to gloat.

How [Eek!] unusual!

[ 05. September 2012, 01:24: Message edited by: PeteC ]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
I've been collecting jewellery all this time and I didn't know they were called that.

You learn something new every day ...

Dammit piglet, I sometimes think we all get different quizzes. PM me the question and answer?
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Pete - thinking about it because it was yesterday - French hooks for earrings - and I only knew that one from making jewellery. The question was something like "On which jewellery do you find French hooks?" and there was a choice of necklace, earrings and a couple of others.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Well, hell, I'm a mere penis-bearer but even I knew that. I clicked the answer and didn't think any more of the question.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Hey Pete, did you notice who is currently in 21st place when you and I are in 17th and 9th?

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Curiosity killed ...:
Pete - thinking about it because it was yesterday - French hooks for earrings - and I only knew that one from making jewellery. The question was something like "On which jewellery do you find French hooks?" and there was a choice of necklace, earrings and a couple of others.

Thanks, CK! I'd never heard the term and until I googled it I imagined they were some fancy kind of necklace fasteners. Oh well ... [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Well, hell, I'm a mere penis-bearer but even I knew that.

. . . Pete? Is that you?*

*Surprisingly, safe for work.

[ 06. September 2012, 03:05: Message edited by: Ariston ]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Already in last place.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
[Big Grin]


- - - -

Can you beat 52 seconds today, ma'am?

Apparently she did. And didn't come here to gloat.

How [Eek!] unusual!

Maybe she was using her brother's computer and couldn't remember her login... just maybe.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Stupid mistake on the one I'd got wrong - yet again, reading the question might have helped. Still, can't really complain seeing as I had a few lucky guesses.

My main complaint is that the sun rises in the East. [brick wall]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I didn't get the Hollywood question. What a surprise!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Once again, Film Buff Piglet displays her encyclopaedic ignorance ...

Pete, dear, you are not alone. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I only knew one of the names so guessed that - and I was wrong, too.
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
Who's ready for film, American TV, and obscure boy band questions?
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Whatever happened to you today, Ariston? I mean even I got them all right?
 
Posted by kingsfold (# 1726) on :
 
quote:
posted by Ariston:
Who's ready for film, American TV, and obscure boy band questions?

And let's see how many I can get wrong ....
 
Posted by kingsfold (# 1726) on :
 
Hmm. You oversold that one Ariston - I thought I was on for very few, but apparently not!
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
It was a general statement, really—I typed it before taking today's quiz.

And Pete, I don't remember what the question was, but I did something dumb. You know how some answers are one letter off, and when you're going for a sub-30 second time you don't quite read every single letter? Yeah. That's what happened.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I've never been anywhere near a sub-30-second time ... [Frown]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Normally 31 seconds would have me dancing around the room. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
8/10 ain't gonna win me any prizes!
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
When I dither I should really go for the one that is nagging at me - that was a series of mostly lucky guesses - but there was something just whispering about the one I got wrong.

I can't do sub 30s on this laptop, irritatingly I used to be able to on the PC.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
That's OK. I'll support y'all from the bottom of the pile today.
 
Posted by jacobsen (# 14998) on :
 
7/10 is not too bad for a first try, I suppose, but it took me 108 seconds. Did someone do it in under 40? [Confused]

Flood control sends me back to spend the rest of my 120 seconds commenting that this kind of quiz is a new thing for me. Quite fun, but oh, how out of touch I am with today's world! [Eek!]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
How the **** should I know what Americans rub on the nether regions of their offspring? [Confused]

Got the pop question wrong too - a bit after my time ... [Frown]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I objected to that too, piglet, because the only Desitin product I have ever seen in my life was a pre-war tin of athletes' foot powder, and I couldn't quite see how placing that on a baby's bum would help anything.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I knew the answer to one of the Bible questions. Why, oh, why, oh why, did I second guess myself?
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
You and me both, Pete, you and me both.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
... a pre-war tin of athletes' foot powder ...

[Killing me] [Eek!] [Killing me]

Much better today: ninth place and 10/10 in 40 seconds - speedy piglet. [Smile]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
I objected to that too, piglet, because the only Desitin product I have ever seen in my life was a pre-war tin of athletes' foot powder, and I couldn't quite see how placing that on a baby's bum would help anything.

Which war?

[Biased]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
8/10 in a lousy time but at least, going first, I am first for a moment.

I was shocked to be as high as 11th yesterday.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I have done my good deed for today.

I have saved weasel from the shame of last place!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
You will get your reward in Heaven...


...if you ever get there!

[Two face]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
F****** 'Murcan television. [Mad] F****** insects. Also [Mad]

At least I was faster than a certain weasel. Just. [Devil]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Being faster than me wasn't much of a challenge today, I'm afraid - or ever!


eta: As Eartha Kitt used to sing "An Englishman needs time..."

[ 11. September 2012, 02:00: Message edited by: Welease Woderwick ]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Reading the question correctly would probably help.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Very poor showing today. [Frown]
I disagree with the 'correct' answer to number one.
The other three I got wrong were my bad.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Today I learned that it is impossible to do the quiz while one's brother is searching the lounge for his lost glasses.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Fear not, Smudgie and no need to thank me. I have saved you from the shame of shames.

Mutters Bloody Murcan filums!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
The time may not be good but at least I know my nursery rhymes!
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
Bloody hell! I dithered and changed the correct answer to wrong re: swordsman. Shite! I could have been in top 5!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Probably one of my personal top ten fastest times - and they were all correct!!

[Cool]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
My OT is getting better, but it might be that this Sunday was a doddle.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
It was a doddle, Pete!

Monday and still slower than a penguin but so much more wholesome!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Good Lord! Only one wrong on Tues and in second place! Bloody filums. And 3 rolls of the dice to come up 7s. [Yipee]

My 2 minutes of reflected glory!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
7/10 [Hot and Hormonal]

I blame the stoopid questions!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
What stoopid questions might those be, weasel dearest? The ones I got all correct? Or were you doing a different quiz? [Big Grin]


(Please nobody tell him that it was pure guesswork, will you.)
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
As you're one of two people to get all the questions right today, so far, I blame the stoopid questions too!
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
My top score for a long time, in at 5th position. And all done on guess work!
We should have a Brit Triv quiz one day. But I would probably score really badly on that!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Amazing. I guessed about half of the questions and only guessed one wrongly. Fudge.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Another vote here for "stoopid questions" - 7/10 and at least two of those were lucky guesses*

Hmph² [brick wall]

* The three I got wrong were, obviously, unlucky guesses ...

[ 19. September 2012, 03:08: Message edited by: piglet ]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
All four of one of Wednesday's questions are incorrect. I just picked the least incorrect one.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Did you mean answers?

All correct again today but not as quick as a certain penguin...


...but she only got 9/10!

[Snigger]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Accurate again but another pathetic time!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
I am really really pleased that my laptop is working again (even if it has to be plugged in at the mains!) but I have to say that playing the quiz is the one time when I miss using the PC. It's so much easier with a big screen and a scrolling wireles mouse!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
You have my sympathies, Smudge - I tried doing the quiz on my in-laws' lap-top when I was on holiday and I think it took me about a week ... [Roll Eyes]

Horrible things (lap-tops, not my in-laws [Big Grin] )
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Because the questions are taken at random from other quizzes, one of today's doesn't really make sense without the question which originally preceded it. Good job the answer was obvious from the four choices as it could have been very ambiguous had the alternative option been there.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I always get that one wrong - 99 wrong replies don't make it any more right than it was the first time!
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
Got them all right- but I am so much slower than the rest of you! I take it all too seriously. Perhaps it is the result of years of giving evidence in court, and having to be precise about my responses.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I wanted to be faster than 40, but I dithered over the dog question too long. I did get all right though.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
So did I, Sir K, but I must have dithered for a second less than you did ... [Big Grin]

PS Haven't seen you on here for a wee while - welcome back! **waves** [Smile]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Not my best day in the quiz - but I beat a certain penguin!

[Snigger]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Come one! Come all! Ladieeees and Gentlemeeenn, I present the Biggest Timewaster on Earth! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
JJ, have you never done Make Your Own Snowflake? [Big Grin]

I was doing fine today until I discovered my total ignorance of were-wolves ...
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Ah, yes, piglet! I remember the days of 'one more snowflake'. No, now, really one more. I mean it!

Two hours later, I would drag myself away from the computer. [Hot and Hormonal]

It's almost time to do it again. In the meantime, I can go slow and guess answers here! (And remind Ariston that I'm a very old lady, so there!)
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
57 seconds isn't bad considering that time included a sneezing fit!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
57 seconds is awe-inspiring - I took 58. [Overused]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I got ten on a wild guess on The Blue Lagoon. Still wondering how I did that, since I never saw it.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
On Thursday's I had to dredge my memory. But I still got one more correct than the fabled Ariston.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Ooh, good guess, Smudgie, good guess.
Slow, but not as slow as some... mentioning no names.
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
Considering my profound ignorance of things American that was a very lucky 10 out of 10!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
The Penguin's Revenge

Same time and same number correct but we were out for the day so the Aquatic Avian went before me and thus is ahead of me!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Mwahahahaha

For once the occidental hemisphere wins [Big Grin]

(even if it can't spell)

[ 27. September 2012, 11:40: Message edited by: Smudgie ]
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Gosh! Got the Mercan questions right!!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Tree Bee:
Gosh! Got the Mercan questions right!!

Me too, TB, but I spent too long thinking about them ... [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
I've never heard of Sports Illustrated and I guessed...incorrectly as usual...
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
...and Smudgie only got 9 right.

How sad.

[Snigger]
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bob Two-Owls:
I've never heard of Sports Illustrated and I guessed...incorrectly as usual...

Me neither. I had to choose between four sportsmen I've never heard of.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Ok, I got the Sports Illustrated question right by a wild guess. Someone tell me after the quiz closes who the hell they all are? Please?


Weasel, everyone and his brother beat Smudgie today.

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Oh, I only got that one because he was the only one I knew.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
CK's right; if in doubt, click on the one you've heard of. It worked for me too. [Smile]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
With those questions I count myself lucky to have got 9/10!
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Hmmph, that trick didn't work today! Mind you, no-one else has got more than 9/10 yet, either
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Given the questions, I am not surprised, if everyone got 9, then I got 8.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
I'll keep you company, Uncle Pete. 8 was more than I expected, to be honest.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
... if in doubt, click on the one you've heard of...

Didn't work today (question 1). [Frown]

Got the rest right though (including a couple of lucky guesses). [Smile]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
OMG! 10 on the Bible Quiz!

[Yipee]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I am determined to remember the answer to the one I ALWAYS get wrong!
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Personally I'm quite happy about you getting 9/10 on this quiz. Means I beat you in the monthly standings
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Was that the one about minor Old Testament ladies, WW? If it's any comfort (probably not) I got it wrong too. [Frown]
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
I am number one at this point in time!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
Was that the one about minor Old Testament ladies, WW? If it's any comfort (probably not) I got it wrong too. [Frown]

I use memory tricks. I always recalled the US cartoon Hagar the Horrible which I followed with some amusement in my younger days.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Not a good time but reasonably accurate.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
... Hagar the Horrible ...

Thanks, Pete, I'll try and remember that the next time she comes up. [Big Grin]

I managed to whizz past the Speeding Weasel into 8th place today. [Yipee]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
It is so rare for me to end up in the Top Ten that I am pleased to accommodate you, ma'am.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
First place, but someone's bound to come along and be faster or get them all right. How could I miss that one? I even saw the opera!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
10 seconds faster than yesterday but it patently will not be fast enough to guarantee anything approaching a podium finish.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Geez, 10 of 10 in a Harder quiz. Brains plus a lucky guess.

Happily I got that sneaky Bible question (and it wasn''t even Sunday!!) I remembered a spiritual song from Camp*.

And I came in under 100 seconds!

My cup runneth over!

*Which is to say, that the words and the tune escape me, but the gist supplied the answer.

[ 02. October 2012, 10:02: Message edited by: PeteC ]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
... a lucky guess ...

Would that have been the film question by any chance? I guessed it too, but without the luck. [Frown]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
piglet dear! All movie questions are guesses. Most are not lucky.
 
Posted by Jahlove (# 10290) on :
 
September Sweetpeas:


49 players played during the month.

1. AntisocialAlto (632 points, 21 wins)
2. Ariston (454 points, 1 wins)
3. barbara (422 points, 1 wins)
4. indianwells (412 points, 1 wins)
5. Star (408 points, 2 wins)
6. ceesharp (373 points, 1 wins)
7. Gussie (353 points, 0 wins)
8. jedijudy (353 points, 0 wins)
9. TheRogue (341 points, 1 wins)
10. Smudgie2 (317 points, 0 wins)

Well done - sorry for delay [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I dispute one question, but I'm a basket case!

And those bloody filums are going to be the death of me!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
piglet dear! All movie questions are guesses. Most are not lucky.

Ditto chess questions. [Frown]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Who is the guy mentioned in Question 10 on Thursday?

I got them all right but having to read that question carefully cost me 20 seconds, I'm sure!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
I was under 30 seconds! I was under 30 seconds!!!

[Big Grin] [Yipee]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
...and I celebrate if I am under 50 seconds!

Well done, jedijudy.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Who is the guy mentioned in Question 10 on Thursday?

I got them all right but having to read that question carefully cost me 20 seconds, I'm sure!

My thoughts precisely, Pete. [Confused]

[ 05. October 2012, 02:10: Message edited by: piglet ]
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
Right, I have been at number 1 for about three hours now so I'm going to stop looking [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
WEIRD questions!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I am stunned to get as many correct as I did.

What a very odd set of questions. I can only assume that those who got them all correct spend their lives reading books of trivia and the National Enquirer.

[Eek!]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
"Weird" doesn't begin to cover it. How did I manage to get 9/10, especially as I don't read the National Enquirer?
[Confused]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
When will I learn to trust my instincts and not change a right answer for a wrong one?

[brick wall]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I spent ages reading question 9 and still got it wrong. I swear the last time that question came up, I put the right answer and it was wrong that time too ... [Disappointed]

PS Pete, thank you for your advice last week - it worked a treat! [Smile]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Here's the Quiz again.
 
Posted by Sir Kevin (# 3492) on :
 
alto: a soprano who can read music.

It's only because the Mrs. has a huge range. She is capable of being a Wagnerian soprano! I am still a bass.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
10/10 in 41 seconds

I know I won't win but sometimes I amaze myself!
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
That whole story of Hagar, Ishmael, Abraham, Sarah and Isaac is horrible if you read it (it's in Genesis). Makes me wonder why we are so happy to celebrate Abraham as father of the nations. That one I just remember the story.

The Zechariah question is the one that slowed me down, having to read it properly. But yesterday only 6 of us getting 10/10 on Bible questions was amusing.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I got the two modern "music" questions wrong.

Big surprise. [Roll Eyes]

Next!
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
What the heck was the New Orleans question about?
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Yay! Happy dance! Top for a few seconds!! [Yipee]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bob Two-Owls:
What the heck was the New Orleans question about?

I have absolutely no ******* idea. [Confused] I had some v. lucky guesses with the rest though ... [Big Grin]

PS JJ, when I did the quiz, you were still first. [Overused]
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
Question 10: "Anyone who's ever taken a long car trip with a brother or sister knows this game"

Errm, no.
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Only in America I guess Spike, definitely not one i know from this side of the Pond.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Ah, my brother and sisters were too old (ha ha!) for games like that in the back of the car but my friends and I used to play it. What we said when doing the punching was different though. A long journey could result in quite a bruised arm!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I took a wild guess on that one and was right! We played similar games with no hitting involved when I was a child. It had nothing to do with *****, however.
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
We played pub sign cricket, using number plates to count as far as we could - 333 and 777 counted as jokers, I Spy, longest word you can make from the letters in number plates ... punching was banned.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Congrats to jedijudy on her first place yesterday.

[Overused]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Thank you for the [Overused] ! I am officially back to normal. [Biased]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
Question 10: "Anyone who's ever taken a long car trip with a brother or sister knows this game"

Errm, no.

Me neither, Spike. F****** 'Murcans ... [Mad]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I don't care that I will be overtaken, 34 seconds is a personal best!

[Overused] me!
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
I think mine may be a best as well—I think my fingers are still on fire after that one!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
Ah, my brother and sisters were too old (ha ha!) for games like that in the back of the car but my friends and I used to play it. What we said when doing the punching was different though. A long journey could result in quite a bruised arm!

The game was popular amongst me and my friends when the Herbie films were out. If you passed a VW beetle on the road, the first person to spot it thumped the other on the arm and said "Gotcha, Herbie!" Yeah, yeah, I know, little things please little minds....
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
70 seconds is definitely a personal best for this usually accurate (bar American gossip magazine questions) slowpoke!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Well, fudge. I knew the right answer and overshot the correct little circle.

Like I said earlier, back to normal! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Greased lightning today! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Well, except for the usual moving picture of which I had no clue even existed, Saturday's quiz was easy.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I had help from Lucky Guess Piglet on the film question, which catapulted me into sixth place.

[Yipee]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Narsty Bible - it's been decades and decades since I trolled looking for all the naughty bits!

[Disappointed]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
More Murican questions about which I had no idea, not even a lucky guess.
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Can't do 'murican questions either [Disappointed]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Lucky Pete's wild guesses take him from 8 to 10 today.

[Yipee]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
More Murican questions about which I had no idea, not even a lucky guess.

Me neither. [Mad]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I got the chess question (and all the rest) right! [Yipee]

However, due to the unseemly haste of most of my rivals, I'm about two-thirds of the way down the leader-board ... [Frown]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Oooh. Lucky guess! [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Things would have been faster today if my browser hadn't decided (twice!) to move to the bottom of the page!!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Things would have been faster today if my browser hadn't decided (twice!) to move to the bottom of the page!!

Yes, dear

[Biased]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Faster than a weasel (just) but not as fast as a penguin. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Well, that proves that sometimes wild guessing works!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Rare but true - today there was no guessing. I was just slowed down by re-reading (and by a fit of the giggles about the mental image one of the wrong answers caused - bet you can guess which one!)
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Smudgie, dear, you forget that I am innocence personified!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Smudgie, dear, you forget that I am innocence personified!

Yes, dear [Roll Eyes]


[Biased]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Well, that proves that sometimes wild guessing works!

On a sitcom you've never heard of? Absolutely. [Smile]

Sadly, it doesn't speed up the antique that is the Château Piglet computer. [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I'm first, I'm first!!

Okay so nobody else has played yet but still I'm first!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Is it my imagination or are the Bible quizzes running out of questions to challenge us?

pssst weasel: Is that annoying penguin dissing us?
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
[Two face] [Axe murder]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
...pssst weasel: Is that annoying penguin dissing us?

It's typical bird-brained behaviour, Pete - pay it no mind!

[Cool]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
10/10 in under 50 seconds. On a Sunday. [Yipee]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
...but 4 seconds slower than a speeding weasel!

[Who, it must be said, was equally, at least, amazed at his own Biblical alacrity.]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I have to confess that when it comes to movie questions my response is basically a sort of "who knows? who cares?"

Yes, I suppose that I really am a sad old duffer.
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
I am actually speeding up a bit!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
... when it comes to movie questions my response is basically a sort of "who knows? who cares?" ...

Mine's more along the lines of "oh bugger". As it was today. [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Weeder:
I am actually speeding up a bit!

...and I am slowing down!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I completed the quiz but when I went to check out the cursed nightly maintenance note showed up. [Mad] It will be thousand seconds today, alas - if not more.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Et voici!

Here's the Quiz again.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Note to self: remember to read the question heading as well as the question itself. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
I completed the quiz but when I went to check out the cursed nightly maintenance note showed up. [Mad] It will be thousand seconds today, alas - if not more.

3664!!

Well done, Sir!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
My deep ignorance of Native American folk-lore let me down.

Do I look bovvered? [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Perhaps my slow times are because I am such a deeply thoughtful character.

No?

Okay, it was worth a try.
 
Posted by The Rogue (# 2275) on :
 
If you look at the rankings, three people are fighting to be in the top five and we all have 311 points. Not sure if I've done enough today. Mind you, Star in 7th place with 301 is close as well.
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
Today's could-be-better time brought to you by the sheer gobsmacking randomness of question #1. Brace yourself, people.
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Oh boy, that is random.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I think we've had it before and I guessed right then, too - it is rather poorly worded, as questions go.
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
#1 complete guess.... and currently in a repectable 5th place for once...it won't last though...
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
I can't play! The system is down.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ariston:
Today's could-be-better time brought to you by the sheer gobsmacking randomness of question #1. Brace yourself, people.

I remember when we had that question once before. Unfortunately I didn't remember the answer. I probably gave the same wrong answer then, too.

sigh
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I had a lucky guess with question 1, and a better-than-average-for-Piglet time of 45 seconds, which very nearly propelled me into the top ten.

"Average" is my comfort zone ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
It's not often I agree with the quizmasters about the term "very easy", but as everyone so far has 10/10 maybe they're right for once.

46 seconds didn't give me much in the way of vertical lift though ... [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Oh well, another quiz tomorrow!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I would have better times if I clicked Submit.

And knew more than fuck-all about yoga.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
I would have better times if I clicked Submit ...

My problem wasn't clicking Submit; my computer froze and went into "Not Responding" mode just as I clicked Play today's quiz and then counted the time it took for me to close the quiz window and open it again. [Mad]

quote:
... and knew more than fuck-all about yoga.
Oh, it was yoga! And there was me thinking it was chapter 3 of the Kama Sutra ... [Snigger]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Tantric yoga?
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I must go to Mass this morning to give thanks for the miracle which was vouchsafed me!
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
It won't last long, but I'm in the lead, for the minute!!!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Sorry Curiosity killed! [Big Grin] I'll probably be top for about four minutes. [Biased]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
You're still in the lead two and half hours later, jj.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Another 10 hours on and you're still top, JJ. [Overused]

And I'm in fifth - 10/10 in 47 seconds is pretty dashed good for me on a Sunday. [Yipee]
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
10 out of 10, and 6th! I have never been this high before!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Question 1 would have been a lot more fun if the correct answer was a little different, wouldn't it Smudgiekins?
 
Posted by claret10 (# 16341) on :
 
d'oh can't believe the one i got wrong [Killing me]
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Weeder:
10 out of 10, and 6th! I have never been this high before!

Probably not something you want to admit where law enforcement can see it.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
[Yipee] I have two wins this month!
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Ah well, from failing to read properly yesterday, I'm currently top, again. It's an awful time, so it won't last.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Who knew that **** was a name for a supposed beer IRL?
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
I guessed three and amazingly two were correct. (Thanks UP!!) [Biased]
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
Curses, curses. It takes a special kind of stupidty to pick the correct answer and then, after some thought, change it to something dumb, thereby screwing my timings too.
[brick wall]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Who knew that **** was a name for a supposed beer IRL?

Not me. **** was my reaction too. [Devil]

My ignorance of certain indoor games is also, sadly, comprehensive. [Frown]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
My lucky guessometer was functional today. Also the process of elimination. Eliminaton implies s**t of which there was a lot today.
 
Posted by Doublethink (# 1984) on :
 
10 out of 10 and I still come fourth - I blame touchpad disadvantage, mouseclicks are so much faster ...
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Yeah, I reckon touch pad slows me down too. When I played this on the PC I was getting sub 30s times. I can't do it on the laptop; here I'm pleased with sub 40s.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Missing a question because I was interrupted means I may well end up last again!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Jahlove (# 10290) on :
 
October's Outstanderingistas


52 players played during the month.

1. AntisocialAlto (603 points, 14 wins)
2. indianwells (583 points, 7 wins)
3. Ariston (539 points, 5 wins)
4. Star (467 points, 0 wins)
5. TheRogue (431 points, 0 wins)
6. jedijudy (421 points, 2 wins)
7. Gussie (417 points, 1 wins)
8. ceesharp (411 points, 1 wins)
9. Loveheart (339 points, 0 wins)
10. Marvin_the_Martian (335 points, 1 wins)

Hurrah and Huzzah all
[Yipee]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Arnold who?
 
Posted by claret10 (# 16341) on :
 
Wow my first 10/10 guessing works [Biased]
 
Posted by Tortuf (# 3784) on :
 
It takes time to make a series of wild ass guesses.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
My wildguessometer worked perfectly today. [Yipee]
 
Posted by Drifting Star (# 12799) on :
 
It didn't register one of my answers. [Mad]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
My wildguessometer worked perfectly today. [Yipee]

May I borrow yours sometime, Uncle Pete? Mine seems to be broken. [Biased]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
My Bible-guessometer was working well today, as well.

First place for now.

[last place, too, but we won't mention that.]
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Only one of those places now [Two face]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Strangely, this week I seem to know more about the book of Habakkuk than I do about the Gospel of St. John. Of course, changing a right answer to a wrong one is never helpful ...

[Confused]
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
I am in at 4th today. My highest ever. I will triumph whilst I may, because I expect to get knocked down the table as more of you play.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Damn fillums!

Heads up next one is Top of Page!
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
And the Quiz again

Fillums aren't so bad, it's the 'Mer'can sports question I "corrected" wrong
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
[Yipee] Number one until the quick-fingered ones get here!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I got the 'Murcan sport question right! [Yipee]

And all the rest, which propelled me into 7th place.

Further [Yipee]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
First to play again AND a perfect score - but in a mediocre time.
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
I ticked the wrong answer in one, by mistake!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
That's a good one, Weeder. Must remember that one [Biased]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
First to play again AND a perfect score - but in a mediocre time.

Not as mediocre as mine, Wodders. [Frown]
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
'merican popular culture defeats me every time! Guesswork all the way!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
My new PeteGuess-O-Meter is running hot today!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Does it work for piglets? [Frown]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Why is it assumed that people know pop music?

[Disappointed]
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
That one is classic and been around for a long time, PeteC!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
That was a good guess on the TV question! The challenge is to remember it the next time.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Well I got the pop music question for a change -Peteguessometer - but it flubbed the film question. Not bad though.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Good guesses on the 'Murcan questions, guessometer malfunction on the computer question. [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
BLEAGH!!!!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Did you not do very well, m'dear? [Angel]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
What is worse is knowing it was my own stupid fault!!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Pete, thank you for the loan of your guessometer - it's working beautifully. Would you like it back now? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Those sport questions always get me.
Should have borrowed Uncle Pete's Guessometer™.
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
A tip: never get into a conversation in the middle of a timed quiz. Grr.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Oh dear. No excuses today! [Frown]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Lucky Guess Piglet may not be very fast (tail end of the 10/10s), but she's back. [Yipee]

Can I keep the guessometer™ for a wee while longer? [Smile]
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
Well, so much for feckin' 'murcin questions. That's two in a row that have (almost) gotten me!
 
Posted by Chapelhead (# 21) on :
 
A couple wrong, but the time must be OK, I thought.

4037 seconds! It's not even as though I was logged on overnight.


[Paranoid]
 
Posted by Sylvander (# 12857) on :
 
Thanks Chapelhead. Your participation in the game is much appreciated today! Keep up the good work.
 
Posted by Chapelhead (# 21) on :
 
Hmmph!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
Can I keep the guessometer™ for a wee while longer? [Smile]

You can have it back now - it doesn't work for 'Murcan television shows that were aired when I didn't even know where America was. [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Probably my last quiz for a while and I did appallingly!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I didn't even bother with the last question. Never heard of any of them. Fillums should be banned and pop music muted in these quizzes.
 
Posted by Sylvander (# 12857) on :
 
I am last! [Eek!] And Chapelhead played already :-(
I blame it on the wrong answers.
Sausage and laws was nice - sounds like bangers and mash.

quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Probably my last quiz for a while and I did appallingly!

I hope you'll be back soon, WW.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Half my guesses were right. [Roll Eyes]

Hurry back, Wodders!!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
Half my guesses were right ...

All mine were. [Big Grin]

PS Have a good trip, Wodders. [Smile]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
My guessometer is working again! [Yipee] That was the easiest "Harder" quiz that I have ever seen.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Got the easiest question wrong - that's what comes of skim-reading the questions to save time. And I didn't even save time cos I had to go back on one.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
10/10 in 37 seconds must be one of my best efforts ever - and on a Sunday! [Yipee]
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Ah well, I'm the fastest at getting one wrong - some consolation!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Sixth place - above average piglet. [Yipee]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Rubs his little guessometer [Yipee]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I could have done with it today, Pete - f****** 'Murcan history questions! [Mad]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
I could have done with it today, Pete - f****** 'Murcan history questions! [Mad]

Me, too!
'Murcan ancient music questions! [Waterworks]
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
I am fifth at the moment. My highest placing ever!
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
How is it that I always take longer on the easy ones than the hard ones! [Confused]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Clever little guessometer!

I now know more about a faux celebrity than I ever wished to know!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
I now know more about a faux celebrity than I ever wished to know!

You and me, both, Uncle Pete. You and me both.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I didn't even know she was a celebrity, but I remembered her from the last time she cropped up. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Slow but steady wins the race.

Waves at Ariston
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Slow but steady wins the race.

Waves at Ariston

You are correct, Uncle Pete!
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
. . .
I hate you all. Stupid American film questions!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Thanks for lending me the Guessometer again, Uncle P! [Smile]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
And the Quiz again


piglet, it must have seized up crossing the North Atlantic! [Waterworks]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Pats good little guessometer on the head
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
I just joined this thing. I think... I'll soon find out if I set it up right...
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
Um, I appear to be on top of the board thingie! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
And that state of affairs lasted for less than 5 minutes. Darn.

RIGHT. SEE YOU TOMORROW.
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
I am in at 5th place- my highest ever placing so far.
 
Posted by claret10 (# 16341) on :
 
Well today I learnt, remember u clicked to start quiz, and don't get distracted or u get a silly time [Mad]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
READ [brick wall] THE [brick wall] WHOLE [brick wall] QUESTION [brick wall] SMUDGIE!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
[brick wall]
Rats. Rats. Rats.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
What's the opposite of "rats"? [Yipee] That guessometer really travels well, doesn't it?
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
What's the opposite of "rats"?

Star.

[Biased]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Well, Tuesday's harder quiz was dead easy. Didn't even use the guessometer.
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
I was very briefly second, but now am third. My highest ever placement. [Razz]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by orfeo:
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
What's the opposite of "rats"?

Star.

[Biased]

Right on, orfeo!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
[Paranoid]
Hmmph. Something else I should have noticed about D-U.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Absolutely, Pete - 43 seconds and 7th place! [Yipee]
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
Now, how am I supposed to know about cultural traditions from before I was born??

Found the first one I did much easier.

[ 28. November 2012, 09:14: Message edited by: orfeo ]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Stoopid dyslexia! It's very entertaining, but can be so, so wrong.
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
I looked at this page, and Google Translate came up to say "This page is in Slovenian".

[Killing me]
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Good grief, I did that faster than Star.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I've often been below 90 seconds on the easier sets. This was easy. [Yipee]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
The clue is in the options? I ahould have guessed it because one of the options was the right answer and the other three were wrong???

Ex.Cuse.Me!!!!
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
I guessed it from knowing the other three options weren't right. But yeah, you still have to know the other three aren't right... [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
I think that was my fastest ever, but you're all too damn fast for me to catch you...
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
55 seconds of quizzing + 150 seconds of swearing and pressing submit = FAIL.
Aargh. [brick wall]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
My computer (which is the same model Noah used when he was building the ark) was very slow to let me in to the quiz, putting me much further south in the table than I'd like.

[Mad]
 
Posted by Jahlove (# 10290) on :
 
November's Nuggets


52 players played during the month.

1. indianwells (662 points, 6 wins)
2. Star (565 points, 2 wins)
3. Ariston (506 points, 7 wins)
4. Gussie (425 points, 0 wins)
5. Loveheart (396 points, 1 wins)
6. jedijudy (394 points, 0 wins)
7. ceesharp (392 points, 0 wins)
8. AntisocialAlto (381 points, 11 wins)
9. Marvin_the_Martian (378 points, 2 wins)
10. TheRogue (341 points, 0 wins)
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
Smudgie knocked me off me perch!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
The Weasel comes in one second before The Piglet!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Just noticed that I got my first ever first place yesterday. Hooray for the Bible, that's all I can say. Wish I was as knowledgeable about film stars, adultresses, advertising slogans, minor celebrities and their offspring, American sport..........
 
Posted by Drifting Star (# 12799) on :
 
... not to mention the natural history of obscure American cartoon characters. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
Oh my goodness. I just had my first, explicit "could be anything, guessometer has to save me" moment... and I'm in first place because of it.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
pats lucky little guessometer on the back
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
**chucks not-so-lucky guessometer out the window**

Actually, it worked for the 'murcan sports but not for the cartoon character ...
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
Darn. A family member's been telling me for years I should read that book, and I still haven't, and now my inaction has cost me.
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
Singers I haven't heard of from some other part of the world...hmph...stomps out of thread muttering....
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
The answer to Q2 could easily be "Felon"
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Snuck into the top 10 with a combination of luck and judgement, despite my computer having a brief freeze half-way through.
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
For those flummoxed by yesterday's questions . . .
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Today my computer decided to freeze just as I clicked "play today's quiz" which had a somewhat detrimental effect on my perceived velocity.

Hmph. [Mad]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Do you mean it meant you had a lousy time?

but look on the bright side, it meant I beat you!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Damned sport question!

bounces guessometer off the wall
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
"Anyone who's ever taken a long car trip with a brother or sister knows this game"

Errm, no.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Finds broken guessometer. Repairs it lovingly in hopes that it will aid quiz scores.


Wonders who would break such a magnificent thing.

 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
"Anyone who's ever taken a long car trip with a brother or sister knows this game"

Errm, no.

I had never heard of this game until I watched a repeat of 'Frasier' on tv this morning...and I still got it wrong. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Guessometer still broken - feckin' 'Murcan sports. [Mad]

And marine creatures. Still [Mad]
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
In last place because of a cartoon duck!
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
It's alright , I'm in last place now! American actors... [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
The guessometer knows effing all about obscure Murrican talkies.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
It's not bad on obscure Old Testament kings though. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Back playing first again so guaranteed first place...


...for a little while.


And here is the quiz again.

[ 10. December 2012, 05:37: Message edited by: Welease Woderwick ]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Bloody talkies! [Mad]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Gives Pete's Guessometer a good thwack. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Poor little guessometer - it worked fine for me. It can't take the blame for me taking 73 seconds ... [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Chapelhead (# 21) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Back playing first again so guaranteed first place...

Playing second, so guaranteed second place. [Paranoid]
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
"Anyone who's ever taken a long car trip with a brother or sister knows this game"

Errm, no.

Few days late, but I am still SERIOUSLY pissed off about that one. It's one thing to give me a question I have no clue about. It's quite another to tell me that I should have a clue about it. Clearly, that person has no conception that the world extends beyond the boundaries of whatever little state/country they come from.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I learnt the answer by getting that wrong the first time, so I can't claim any great knowledge.

Now if only I could remember all my wrong answers about fillums and music...

Nah, other trivia's more interesting
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I thought I would keep weasel and Spike company today.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Once again, guessometer good, speedometer bad.
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
I am THIRD at the moment. I have never been so high! I will enjoy my triumph while it lasts!

It is a bit of an easy one today!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Bloody fillum stars!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
We wuz robbed!

...or I was rubbish.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Bloody fillum stars!

**pats the guessometer**

I got the fillum star and the 'Murcan sit-com right! [Yipee]

And all the rest. [Yipee] [Yipee]
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
"With God as my witness, I thought that turkeys could fly."

Which is the only thing I've seen from that show, which, being long before my time, isn't that surprising I don't actually know.
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Bloody fillum stars!

Seconded.
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
Do we all get the same quiz? There weren't any film stars on my one, American or otherwise...
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
Just realised you are probably talking about yesterday's quiz, which I missed...

Just ignore my stupid questions please. [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
Yeah, sorry, I realised after I posted that the quiz had actually ticked over to a new one and I was rather behind the times.

It happens in the middle of the day for me, so sometimes I do the quiz in the night and sometimes in the morning. Today, for example, I've done 2 quizzes after doing none yesterday.

Timezones. Gotta love 'em.

[ 13. December 2012, 08:42: Message edited by: orfeo ]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
All correct - I confess to Almighty God, and you, my brothers and sisters, that I owe it to pure luck, and the laziness of the Quiz constructor who repeated whole questions from just a few day ago.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Just a second behind Ariston! I feel so special! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I got 'em all right! But I must say one of the statements on which I had to make a choice was demonstrably false! [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
[brick wall] Read the answers more carefully before choosing...
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Now it is my turn to curse the movie question!
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
Hate to break it to ya, but that's Broadway.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Good little guessometer! It got me past a couple of movies! [Yipee]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Now it is my turn to curse the movie question!

And mine. And I took the same length of time to be just as wrong as you ... [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I'm in the lead!

Not the first to play but the first to get 10/10!

[Yipee]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
So so sorry, Weasel [Hot and Hormonal]


[Two face]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I am overwhelmed by your sincerity.

[Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
So so sorry, Weasel [Hot and Hormonal]


[Two face]

Sorry, Smudgie! [Hot and Hormonal]
[Yipee]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
***INSINCERITY ALERT***

I'm sorry, Wodders - I've just snuck in past you ... [Snigger]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Oh wow! Rubs little guessometer's back
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
I almost guessed the right answer.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
You know one question pisses me right off every time I see it. It's Indira Gandhi, illiterate person!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Bloody rock groups! swats guessometer.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
It was the easiest question that I missed! Read the answers, jedi.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I didn't need the guessometer for the rock band, but it came in handy for other things. [Smile]
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
Is it bad that, each night when I take the quiz, I think I'm doing it for the honor of the Ship? It's me vs. a non Shippie in second—with AA on vacation, I have to represent.
Deus vult!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
The same time as A Certain Fish-Eating Flightless Bird but played later so a place behind.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Perhaps I need to learn to read along the line - Pingu was 5 seconds faster than me and I profoundly apologise.

[Two face]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Perhaps I need to learn to read along the line - Pingu was 5 seconds faster than me and I profoundly apologise.

[Two face]

Apology accepted in the spirit it was given. [Big Grin]
Does that give me opportunity to gloat now?
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Gloat away, ma'am.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Thank you, kind sir.

Gloat, gloat, gloat [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
Hey now. There'll be no goats allowed in this here town, not on my watch!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ariston:
Is it bad that, each night when I take the quiz, I think I'm doing it for the honor of the Ship? It's me vs. a non Shippie in second—with AA on vacation, I have to represent.
Deus vult!

And, who's the old lady in third? [Disappointed] A Shipmate. That's who.

(Pokes non Shippie's behinder parts with lightsaber.)
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
Oh JJ, it's okay, you're so far behind me that it's not like it even matters.

[Snigger]

(And, now that I've given you a reason to try and catch me, I'm looking over my shoulder. Where's AA to come and show us all up when we need her?)

[ 21. December 2012, 02:42: Message edited by: Ariston ]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I'm a bit confused - I thought all the players in the list were Shippies.

Not that it matters; I'm in eighth place (with a bit of help from Uncle P's guessometer), which suits me fine. [Smile]
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
There's at least one who somehow snuck in a back door.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
How embarrassing to get a slow time simply because the first question was so easy that you read it three times just to make sure.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I get a slow time because my eye/brain/hand/mouse co-ordination is rubbish. And sometimes because of Smudgie's reason, in which case I get an even slower time ... [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Darned computer glitches! It had a little R&R at the wrong moment so my 10/10 took rather longer than anticipated!

Anyway here is the quiz again.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Slow but accurate!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
but accurate [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
...Faster than a speeding penguin?
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Right behind my friend Smudgie! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Bloody fillums!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Exactly, Pete!

Funny think was, as I clicked on one answer, I thought to myself "I bet it's...." (choosing another almost randomly). Shame I didn't wait and change my answer to that one, seeing as I'd have been right!

Still, very content with a win yesterday. Shame I totally forgot to play the day before!
 
Posted by The5thMary (# 12953) on :
 
I took 94 seconds to complete the quiz and scored a perfect 10/10. Really, those questions were sooooooo easy! I want a challenge!
 
Posted by The Rogue (# 2275) on :
 
For a challenge, try doing it in a third of the time. You still wouldn't win, though, as we have some pretty quick guessers here.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Just plain appalling!
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
A very minor Christmas non-miracle: I only missed one of those questions! No presents for you, Quzbuilder!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Guessometer in fairly good form today - only fell down on the question about D*sn*y, and why the **** should I know (or care) anything about where he keeps his bloody theme parks?
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I went first and thus was first but in a lousy time and now I find I have been displaced by a ferocious bunny wabbit!

Help!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
At first I was embarrassed that the Weasel and the Wabbit got the one right that I got wrong - but then I realised it's because they are older than me. That song was before my time! [Biased]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
...and there was me thinking we were twins!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
... I have been displaced by a ferocious bunny wabbit ...

... and a not-at-all frightening piglet. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
A complete guess on the film question but, amazingly, I got it right - 10/10 and even slower than yesterday!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Good little guessometer! [Yipee]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Yea and amen! [Smile]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I am getting slower by the day!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
In my heart of hearts I got them all. It wasn't my fault that the quiz changed one question to an answer so wrong it would make a five year old blush.
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Better than usual [Smile]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Marginally faster today - I reckon it is mostly to do with the long upload times and my slow connection.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I had to read some of the questions carefully, but it was particularly a "harder" quiz.

Puts guessometer back on shelf Another day, little buddy,
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
I've been tripped up by that question about a shop I've never been in before.
Put the same wrong answer too. [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
A VERY lucky guess on the last question.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I flubbed that one. Not surprisingly.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Gives Uncle Pete's Guessometer a treat and chuck behind the ears!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Not terribly fast (actually terribly slow), but thank you, kindly guessometer! [Smile]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Think today's quiz wins the prize for most inane quiz of the year so far.

Proud to have got two wrong - I'd have been worried if I'd known the answer to those!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Apparently, my ability to actually click on the answer I knew to be correct is faulty. Perhaps this is a Scales and Hanon™ day! [Biased]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
What odd questions.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
... I'd have been worried if I'd known the answer to those!

[Hot and Hormonal]

I'm putting my success down to Pete's guessometer ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I fell down on some obscure actress in some obscure TV programme - ah well I suppose 90% isn't too bad.
 
Posted by Japes (# 5358) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
Apparently, my ability to actually click on the answer I knew to be correct is faulty. Perhaps this is a Scales and Hanon™ day! [Biased]

[tangent] Thank you for the reminder - I need to retrieve my copy of Hanon™ from a former pupil. [/tangent]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Must read the questions properly...
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Japes:
quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
Apparently, my ability to actually click on the answer I knew to be correct is faulty. Perhaps this is a Scales and Hanon™ day! [Biased]

[tangent] Thank you for the reminder - I need to retrieve my copy of Hanon™ from a former pupil. [/tangent]
I have extras here if you need them. [Biased]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
49 seconds today and I cannot blame uploading or downloading time as it was pretty quick - perhaps I'm just a thoughtful sort of character.

running first at the moment - or until someone else plays.
 
Posted by moonfruit (# 15818) on :
 
First time playing - I seem to have done rather well! I'm sure it won't last tho...
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
That last question took a lot of reading hence my rather slow time.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
My thoughts exactly, WW.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Silly, silly mistake on the Bible Trivia leaves me with only 9/10.

DUH!!

[Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
[Big Grin]

It's sweet when I get 10/10 and Antisocial Alto gets less than that, and all the sweeter for its rarity.

[ 07. January 2013, 01:25: Message edited by: piglet ]
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
Yes! It's the return of AA!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
The boy has been complaining about the internet connection being slow for ages and I keep telling him to learn a bit of patience, that waiting a few seconds isn't going to shorten his life any. Then I do a speedy quiz and the bloomin' bloomin' slow internet connection adds an extra 20 seconds or more to my score. I shall be on the phone to my internet provider in a minute - this just ain't good enough!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Can you get a dual speed connection so it is fast for you and slow for him?

[Two face]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Never mind the speed (or lack of it) - I got the feckin' D*sn*y question wrong.

[Mad]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Third to play and first to get 100% [Yipee]
 
Posted by Drifting Star (# 12799) on :
 
I really wanted to give a different answer to question 10, but I wanted to get it right even more. [Razz]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
It would be very good to actually read the answers. For a change. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I got them all (thanks little guessometer!) but facebook messages and email bells startled me!

Brand new page, same old quiz.

[ 08. January 2013, 16:24: Message edited by: Ariston ]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Comfortably in first place...


...until a second person plays.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Comfortably in first place...


...until a second person plays.

It's nice to be second, when that makes you first for a while. (Not for long, mind, seeing as I was really slow for so easy a quiz - just too sleepy to focus!)

Sorry Weasel [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Somehow I skipped question 8. I knew the answer too!

[Waterworks]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
It's a sad, sad day when 28 seconds (yay, me!) only gets you into 6th place. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
10/10 in 33 seconds - my best performance by a country mile - and I'm still only in 12th place.

[Frown]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Dear Smudgie,
When you come across a question where you know so little about the subject that any of the four answers could be correct and it's down to pure guesswork, don't spend time reading the question over and over again in the vain hope that the correct answer will become apparent. Just get on an guess!
The End.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I went back to change an answer - it made me slow but thankfully I got the answer right.

Good doggie!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
That's more like it - ninth place even though I was 13 seconds slower than yesterday.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Well, that wasn't much of a challenge.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Get the feeling that 34 seconds won't hold me in second place for long.
 
Posted by The Rogue (# 2275) on :
 
Today I was sub-30 seconds for the first time ever.

And I'm ranked 6th.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
A dismal performance puts me in last place, deservedly - I'm surprised I got as many as 8/10, it was mostly pure guesswork!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Me too, Wodders. Edgar who? [Confused]

As if I wasn't at a disadvantage already as we've just had a power cut that lasted a day and a half ... [Mad]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I imagine Pete would have been relieved to have missed that one, so there are some blessings in air travel!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I beat Smudgie on a Sunday!

[Yipee]

sorry, ma'am.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
[Razz]

And I forgot to play yesterday, too, so I somehow think my January scores are going to be somewhat scuppered.
 
Posted by Drifting Star (# 12799) on :
 
Yesterday was a good day to miss - terrible questions.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
A guess on somebody I'd never heard of at some event I'd never heard of lost me a point - but it's only a game!
 
Posted by Just Me (# 14937) on :
 
Well three out of four guesses correct ain't bad!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
A guess on somebody I'd never heard of at some event I'd never heard of lost me a point - but it's only a game!

I had that one narrowed down to two, and guessed the right one. [Yipee]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
The less said about today's performance the better!
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
I always fail miserably at the sports, I need to improve my guessing.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I spent too long mulling over an answer I got wrong anyway! [Frown]
 
Posted by Just Me (# 14937) on :
 
Wow - I knew three, maybe 4 - and managed 9/10!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
The guessometer did really well, except for the ******* 'Murcan sport question.

Mind you, 12th place with 9/10 in 94 seconds isn't bad ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Still too slow!
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
I'm joint top! I've never been top!
At least for the moment....
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
[Frown]
I am a failure.
A dismal failure.

Shall I clean the bathroom, I asked myself, or do the quiz?

Should have done the bathroom.

I'd have had a nice shiny bathroom that reflected my beauty instead of the indignity of a score that relfected my stupidity (honestly, Smudgie, how could you get that one wrong???) and a time that reflected my poor aim (I accidentally hit the bookmark at the top of the page and found myself trying to answer my emails instead of the quiz question I was aiming for!)

I am going to clean the bathroom now. Farewell, cruel world.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
...and I, after scoring the perfect 10, hit an interwebby glitch and hence appeared to take over 100 seconds!

[Mad] [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
30 minutes at Number 1! I'm sure Ariston will play in a minute and knock me off my perch but I'll enjoy whilst I can.
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
Not to worry, I've been pretty rubbish lately. Not even the Americans know half those American TV/film questions.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Slower than a weasel, faster than a rogue.
 
Posted by Starbug (# 15917) on :
 
Who on earth still uses a PDA these days? That was an obscure question!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Under 40 seconds! I'm stunned!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
7/32 yeaterday but I'll get nowhere today with only 8 right answers [Frown]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Don't feel too badly! [Waterworks]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Guessed the car question and got it wrong [Hot and Hormonal] - I don't think they can have sold that model on the right-hand side of the Pond.

[Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I can't believe that was classified as "harder"!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
^this
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
Indeed! If that was hard how come I get answers wrong on the so-called easy ones?
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
What WW, Pete and Lucia said - I suppose one man's "harder" is another man's* "dead easy".

* or indeed piglet's, or weasel's [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
I'm top! Or rather, I'm lonely [Biased]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Another computer glitch meant it took about 15 seconds to load!

[Mad]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Thanks to the guessometer, which worked beautifully, but not to the speedometer, which didn't.

It's not so much that I was slow (49 seconds isn't bad for a piglet), but that too many people were faster.

[Frown]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Just in under the wire today!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
It's my turn to be all alone today.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Dratted song! And the cursor lingered over the correct answer too! [Tear]
 
Posted by flags_fiend (# 12211) on :
 
I'm last [Frown] but it is my first one after a long absence, so the only way is up [Smile]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
My only consolation is that Ariston took more than half the time I took rather than less!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
[brick wall]

I'd have stood a chance of beating that smug little Ariston fellow if, when I'd opened up the quiz, I'd actually got on and done it instead of forgetting it was against the clock for the few seconds it took me to have a slurp of my coffee!

[brick wall]
 
Posted by flags_fiend (# 12211) on :
 
I got them all right, even the one about the US [Smile] , although I was still very slow [Frown]
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Quiz right here.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Whoever decides which quizzes are Harder or Very Easy or whatever must be on some wonderful drugs!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Like all quizzes, they're easy when you know the answer.

Or when you borrow Pete's guessometer and it's working ... [Yipee]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Awful, 2 I didn't know and one I didn't read properly [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
I'm glad there's a Sunday quiz. Gives the rest of us a shot at being farther up the list. [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Lucky Guess Piglet staggers into 12th place ... [Smile]
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
Well that was an odd quiz. I think I wasted 20 seconds just staring baffled at the questions.
Decent score more luck than good judgement
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Question one. What a strange one. My answer could have been right! [Razz]
 
Posted by Just Me (# 14937) on :
 
I was going to ask if there was a wrong answer to Q1?
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
Question one. What a strange one. My answer could have been right! [Razz]

Haven't you noticed the editors' obsession with that part of the anatomy? [Ultra confused]

[pedantry alert ON]

From the answer to one of the questions:
quote:
"I never did very good ..."
I'd have a bit more respect for the quiz editors if they'd speak proper English. [Mad]

[/pedantry alert OFF]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
3 seconds faster than yesterday but that ain't saying much.
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
Not hard but too slow, too slow... [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
First to play, first on the list, no chance of staying there.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Glad to see the back of January.
Chose the answer I'd heard of. Realised there was another slightly more obscure answer I'd heard of and changed it. Idiot.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I spent too long guessing the answer for question 6, but I got it right. [Smile]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Under 50 seconds but someone else will be along shortly to do it in under 30, possibly under 20!!
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
I also had to guess no 6.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
10/10 in 36 seconds isn't bad for me, but not much use on a Very Easy day. It's not so much duff brain as duff eye/hand/mouse co-ordination.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
What's coordination? Could I have some, please, ma'am?
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
You could if I had any to spare ... [Disappointed]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
The guessometer doesn't work on the Indian power grid. [Waterworks]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
It worked just fine in Newfoundland - I managed 5th place. [Yipee]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Slowing down in my old age but still impressivley accurate [Cool]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
8/10 AND a computer glitch - not my day!
 
Posted by Loveheart (# 12249) on :
 
Fell down on the American question. Oh well...
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
Only 6 right [Disappointed] worst for a long time. Think I might be immersed in all the wrong cultural references for that one... (well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!)
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Don't you just hate it when you change a right guess to a wrong one? [Mad]
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
I'll never get 10/10 when the quiz contains a maths question. [Frown]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
Don't you just hate it when you change a right guess to a wrong one?

... and love it when you don't? [Yipee]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Pathetically slow again - having to read one question twice didn't help.
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Lots of guesses there.
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Just discovered this, could be addictive.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Had no idea about the last question. Uncle Pete's Guessometer must be broken. Or out of gas. Or something.
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
You know, it's bad enough having those dumb navel-gazy "Quiz Protocol" questions, but having one that's three lines long? That you have to read twice to parse? Sheeeit.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
Had no idea about the last question. Uncle Pete's Guessometer must be broken. Or out of gas. Or something.

No it wasn't - I borrowed it. Mind you, it didn't work on the mythical animal question; I got it just as wrong this time as I did last time. I think I'll write the answer on the wall above my computer ... [Big Grin]

Maybe it needs to go in for its 5000-mile service.
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
BUMP!


Grrrr...
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Maybe I won't be sick in March! Maybe then I can tick the correct answers!!!! Especially when I know them. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
In Q.10 and in USA I reckon there is more than one correct answer!
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Never heard of the phrase in question 9!
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
10 out of 10 but just too blasted slow. Must think quicker!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Would the person who has my Guessometer&trad; please return it before tomorrow's quiz?

[Mad]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
So, which one did you get wrong, Pete?
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Piglet, do you still have Uncle Pete's Guessometer? I think I had it before you. I don't think I broke it, but it had a little part dangling, so I just shoved it in the Magic Hat aperture.
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Oh Lordy, faster but got the last one wrong. Stupidly thought it must be a trick question.
Still I was faster than PeteC so not quite at the bottom (sorry Pete)
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
Piglet, do you still have Uncle Pete's Guessometer?

I did have it, but I put it back on the shelf after doing Wednesday's quiz. I didn't use it yesterday - I dozed off on the sofa and when I woke up it was late so I went to bed ... [Snore]

Just for once, I didn't need it today. [Smile]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Thanks for the loan of the guess-o-meter, Pete - I'll bring it down at lunchtime.
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
I think I need to borrow the guessometer, I don't know UK TV (no television here) let alone US
 
Posted by HenryT (# 3722) on :
 
Why were the correct answers marked on some of these? Seems easy that way.
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Isn't it always more fun when you do better [Big Grin]
 
Posted by flags_fiend (# 12211) on :
 
I must have accidentally borrowed the guess-o-meter, I got them all right, and 3 were complete guesses, some fo the others were educated guesses as well [Smile]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Get your guessometer ready cos here 'tis again!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Knowing the right answer doesn't help if you press the wrong button!
 
Posted by Pearl B4 Swine (# 11451) on :
 
question 11: Which Quiz Question has a serious grammar error?
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Lucky guesses for a couple of those [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
That was such an easy quiz I'm surprised that there are not more 10s


Weasel, would you like to borrow my guessometer?
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
I had a feeling you were going to say that, Pete.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Even the best of us [that's me] occasionally make silly mistakes.

[Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
And I have this thing in my browser where I will click something and it will tell me I haven't clicked it, and I will be in such a rush in my attempt to trounce Ariston (like that will happen) that I won't see it till I have submitted. Then I bark "AH! SHIT!" and spend the next five minutes calling myself names.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
It's been forever since I did better than the Bunny and Marvin and Ariston! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I'm back - we were sans interweb for a few days as the cable provider gave us a better deal (allegedly) that involved a Contraption being wired in by someone other than me.

Thanks for the loan of the guessometer, Pete - I've put it back on the shelf.

It excelled itself today - I'm in sixth place. [Yipee]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Movie questions are often my downfall.
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
How does anyone get their fingers to move that fast? I seem to be stuck on around 70-80 seconds, even when I know them all! [Mad]
 
Posted by HenryT (# 3722) on :
 
I'd like to tackle the quiz with a big screen and a real mouse. On this tablet, the scrolling and selecting seem slow.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Movie questions are often my downfall.

******* 'Murcan television questions are mine. [Mad] Time to re-charge the guessometer, methinks.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Movie questions are often my downfall.

******* 'Murcan television questions are mine. [Mad] Time to re-charge the guessometer, methinks.
Me? 'Murcan televisioin, movies AND obscure celebrities and their offspring are all my downfall. Roll on Sunday!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
e) All of the above. Plus "musical" groups and their "music" (Anyone after 1950 or so.)
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Today my downfall was none of the above, but the fact that my computer decided to stop and think about it just as I clicked "submit", giving me a time of 51 seconds, which is un fat lot de bon on a Very Easy day.

[Mad]
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
Oh, piglet, that SUCKS! [Mad]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Murrican filums. Obscure

And astrological signs. [Mad]
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
Not just obscure 'murcan films, but obscure . . . I have no idea what nationality, really . . . actors.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Stupid game - I don't know why I bother playing.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Have temporarily borrowed the guessometer. [Smile]
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
(wubba wubba) Wait, my sense of equilibrium is rocked. How did Antisocial Alto drop off of #1?

If that can happen-- world chaos, panic in the streets... [Ultra confused]

[ 23. February 2013, 15:19: Message edited by: Kelly Alves ]
 
Posted by Drifting Star (# 12799) on :
 
I think he's taken a week off this month...still in the top three though. [Ultra confused]
 
Posted by HenryT (# 3722) on :
 
Modem is more a portmanteau than an acronym.
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
Yep, pondering that Q made my time slower, but I had the advantage of insider information, being the correct starsign. Knew it would come in useful sooner or later.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Tree Bee:
Have temporarily borrowed the guessometer. [Smile]

So did I, and it worked beautifully today, putting me just a couple of places below you, TB. [Yipee]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Murrican filums. Obscure

And astrological signs. [Mad]

Amen, Uncle Pete. Amen.
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
Heh. The astrology thing was funny-- Just this week I was writing about some guy I chatted with in the downstairs room at the 2008 London Meet, who was trying to figure out his sign. I guess he figured "ask a Californian."

He was a [the sign in question], turned out. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Evensong (# 14696) on :
 
And she brings up the rear!! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Evensong (# 14696) on :
 
But that's okay. Cos I was the fastest. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Evensong:
And she brings up the rear!! [Big Grin]

[Cool] Now, that's sportsmanship. Own it, honey.
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Those films again!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
At last, 50 50 worked without having to phone a friend. To get 10/10 on that last one restored my recently-damaged self esteem... even if it was by accurate guessing!

This month is not going to be a galloping success... just like January. Could March hold any promise?
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Well, March is known as A Very Good Month - and for good reason as it is the month I was born!
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
Finally within sight of a 10/10 in a good time and my first answer doesn't register.

[Waterworks]
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
I hate that. I know just what you mean.
 
Posted by Japes (# 5358) on :
 
I was top!!! Squeeeeeee!! [Yipee] [Yipee]

I like Sunday quizzes. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Guessometer 2 - Speedometer 0

Still, 11th place isn't bad when you post a time of 70 seconds ...

Thanks, Pete! [Smile]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
What random questions.
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
I'd obviously borrowed the guessometer without realising it. Scored 9 when I actually knew about 4! Still, thinking time added up a bit.
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
7/10 - I don't think anyone could've done worse if they tried to!
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
. . . what.
I just won yesterday's with a 45 second time. That'd normally get me, oh, 15th or so.
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
One of those answers isn't correct in the UK...
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Yay! 56 seconds. My fastest time yet!
 
Posted by jackanapes (# 12374) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Heavenly Anarchist:
One of those answers isn't correct in the UK...

Which one?
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
COD
 
Posted by Starbug (# 15917) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Heavenly Anarchist:
COD

I had no idea what that meant!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
I think this will be on the top of the page...

Uncle Pete's Guessometer testing page.
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Starbug:
quote:
Originally posted by Heavenly Anarchist:
COD

I had no idea what that meant!
I'm used to the medical term - cause of death. No way do posties in the UK get cash on delivery.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
*shines the Guessometer and tells it what a clever little device it is*
 
Posted by Just Me (# 14937) on :
 
What's Louis on about (Q2)?

Guessometer's working fine though.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
[famous last words alert]

"Average" quizzes seem to suit me (scuttles into the top 10).

Maybe I'm just a rather average piglet. [Smile]
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
My *&^%ing mouse seized up!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
You have my sympathy, O wise bunny; I clicked "submit" and it just sat there, doing bugger all ... [Mad]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
8 right in 80 seconds and I am currently in 3rd place [out of 8] - what a weird day!
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
...hangs head in shame for not knowing such a bizarre assortment of trivia....
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
9/10 was a miracle. I would like it put on record that this was pure guesswork. I am not in any way, shape or form the kind of person who would know most of those answers and I would hate for you to think I was.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I know it's a bad workman who blames his tools, but at least 10 of my 91 seconds were occupied by the computer freezing when I clicked "play". [Mad]

I can't, however, blame it for my woeful knowledge of films and obscure children's characters ... [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
Nothing but gremlins this month!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
Nothing but gremlins this month!

Bright Lights! Bright Lights!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Virtually the same question 3 times over is a bit of a giveaway!

I'm in the lead so far but then nobody else has played.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Bother - knew all the answers but one, and chose the less obvious answer for the one I guessed...... should have gone with the obvious!

Serves me right for doing the quiz with malicious intent [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
I will not break my mouse. I will not break my mouse. I will not (DAMMIT! I CLICKED THAT ONE!) break my mouse...
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
The first time I've got them all right on Sunday! I'm beginning to catch up with people who went to Sunday school.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
Bother - knew all the answers but one, and chose the less obvious answer for the one I guessed...... should have gone with the obvious!

Serves me right for doing the quiz with malicious intent [Hot and Hormonal]

Oh Smudgiekins, I'm so sorry!

[Two face]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Oh, dear, Smudgie. [Frown]

Me, I read the questions carefully.

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
9 out of 10 and me a Sunday School teacher [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
... I read the questions carefully. [Big Grin]

So did I, but the guessometer let me down on number 5. I wonder if that's the one Smudgie tripped up on, as I went for the less obvious answer too.

[ 04. March 2013, 01:42: Message edited by: piglet ]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Who?
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
One again, my mouse just decided to drift away like Butterfly McQueen and think happy thoughts while I was mid-quiz. Least this time the clicks registered.
 
Posted by Signaller (# 17495) on :
 
I'm not supposed to know any of those US questions - what happened?
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Gaah! Total rubbish I am.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Can somebody please develop a film app (whatever an "app" is [Confused] ) for the Guessometer?

Mind you, I'm north of the middle (just) with 8/10, which I suppose isn't bad ...
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Ok, after a cr*p day at work I come on here and get 10/10. On a scale of 1 - 10 just how sad am I that I feel so much better?
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
Aargh! the solar system one got me, it could have been either of two answers for very good reasons and I chose the wrong one.
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bob Two-Owls:
Aargh! the solar system one got me, it could have been either of two answers for very good reasons and I chose the wrong one.

It could indeed - the perils of overthinking questions in internet quizzes!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Bloody Murkan fillums!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Yup, I agree - and I was even worse than you today!

Lauren Bacall I know but who the hell are Ron Howard, John Wayne and James Stewart?
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
That's not the film I was thinking of (seriously, two of them), but Wodders, if you're being serious about not knowing who John "The Duke" Wayne was, we need to show you some good ol' fashioned westerns, stat.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ariston:
That's not the film I was thinking of (seriously, two of them), but Wodders, if you're being serious about not knowing who John "The Duke" Wayne was, we need to show you some good ol' fashioned westerns, stat.

Did you just use the words "Wodders" and "being serious" in the same sentence without any hint of irony? Honestly? Did you?

Ariston, that's man's about as serious as a.. as a... as a very very not very serious thing.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
[Big Grin]

One of the favourite films of my childhood, if I can cast my mind back that far, was James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich in Destry Rides Again.

See what the boys in the back room will have...
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
And here I was hoping for a SoF movie marathon and everything.

*grumbles*
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Bloody Murkan fillums!

Indeed.
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
With film questions (of which I am always terrible) I can take a wild guess by going for the film I've actually heard of, even if I've never seen it. I couldn't do that today as I'd never heard of any of the damn things!
 
Posted by Antisocial Alto (# 13810) on :
 
I missed both the Elvis questions. Ariston, could you add him to the marathon?
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ariston:
And here I was hoping for a SoF movie marathon ...

Please God, no. [Eek!]

The Guessometer ran out of whatever it runs on (steam? gas? petrol? extra-hot chilli powder?) when I got to the second Elvis question. Mind you, it had been working rather hard ...
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
I'm in for the marathon! (but then, I would be. )

I also dorked up on the seconds Elvis question, because I've never followed Elvis.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
[Yipee] Of course it helps to have the same answers to several questions!
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Spent too long re reading question 3 trying to make sense of it!
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
I had tired eyes and read "buried" for "betrayed," which completely changes the story.
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
I'm getting better at this - 10/10 and 5 award points!
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Woohoo! 14th today, best score yet.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I think I shared TB's trouble with question 3 - usually 10/10 in 47 seconds on a Sunday would get me further up the scoreboard than 15th, but not today.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Oh my gosh! The guessometer was really clicking over this Monday quiz!
 
Posted by Signaller (# 17495) on :
 
Yeee Har!
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
Bottom again! [Frown]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
[brick wall] [brick wall] [brick wall]

Clicked "play" without thinking whilst eating my breakfast/drinking a hot mug of water. Tried to play one handed (forgetting it was all about speed). Then hit the "enter" key by accident and submitted my answers only half way through doing the quiz. So slow and only half the questions done should guarantee me a place at the bottom of the league table.
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
OK, that mouse from Hell is acting up, and here I go.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Here is the quiz again - enjoy!
 
Posted by flags_fiend (# 12211) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
[brick wall] [brick wall] [brick wall]

Clicked "play" without thinking whilst eating my breakfast/drinking a hot mug of water. Tried to play one handed (forgetting it was all about speed). Then hit the "enter" key by accident and submitted my answers only half way through doing the quiz. So slow and only half the questions done should guarantee me a place at the bottom of the league table.

You're not the last, someone took a little over 2 hours to answer the questions!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
OK, that mouse from Hell is acting up ...

I think your mouse and my mouse must be related. [Mad]

I'm thinking seriously about getting a cat ... [Devil]
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
*sigh* bottom again! [Frown]
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
I have found a simple two button mouse with no clicky wheel or any fancy stuff. I tried it this morning and it looks like its going to be my "racing mouse" from now on.
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Bugger! American quiz shows are so not my forte.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
That was a hard easy one!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
**pats mouse gently on the wheel**

That's better - 9th place today. Mentioning a cat was a good idea ... [Devil]
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
Yeah, calling the mouse out seemed to work for me, too. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
The wildest of wild guesses came up trumps on the last question to give me perfect score!
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
Just today I passed a shop window display showing a cat with a (computer) mouse hanging from it's mouth. There seems to be something in the air.

The strategy of having a cold hand for smooth movement on a touchpad seemse to be working. Come warmer weather it'll all go horribly wrong. Or that's the excuse I'm planning on using.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
The Guessometer really doesn't like 'Murcan films, does it?

[brick wall]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Nooooo! Clicked the submit button as I actually read the last half of the question. (Like that would have helped.) [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
And then you make a facepalming-worthy error. Miss that one letter, miss the question...

Derp.

[ 15. March 2013, 06:36: Message edited by: Ariston ]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I got them all right, but I did scowl at the Amero-centric trivia answer to one of the questions...
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I figured you were confused about the nature of sin.

[Two face]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Sorry, lunch intervened hence past the edit time but my post above was directed at Ariston, not Pete.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Even when you get 10/10, 40 seconds doesn't cut the mustard on a Very Easy day. Too much thought, not enough speed.
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
Grumph. Figured out what it is, I got hairs trapped across the eye of my optical mouse. Got most of them out, but one still lingers. Wish me luck.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
I somehow prefer the harder quizzes to the easier ones - they seem more "knowledge or educated guesses" based than "movie and celebrity" based. Though Sunday's best, of course - the only day I'm likely to get anywhere near the top of the board.
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
10/10 & 876 - top place for a change!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Sorry MB, exactly half your time.

Smudgie I was going to say

quote:
Even the devil can quote the scriptures
but after your performance today I think I'll leave it for another week!

[Razz]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
That's right - rub it in. [Waterworks]
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
[Mad] [Mad] [Mad]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
To MarkBetts and to Smudgie:

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
To MarkBetts and to Smudgie:

[Big Grin]

ceesharp has beaten you by 15 seconds - far be it from me to gloat, of course. [Killing me]
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
That's right - rub it in. [Waterworks]

This from the Queen of Gloat. Hope that's a river you're crying. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
You nasty nasty lot. I am drowning in my tears. *sniff*
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
It's official: I'm as dumb as a rock. Does anyone know of a vaccination for stupid? [Disappointed]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
**pats Smudgie on whatever penguins have instead of shoulders**

There, there, Smudgie - don't cry. If it's any comfort I bollocksed up a couple of questions too and the Guessometer wasn't working. [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Letting my mind wander to a tangent suggested by one of the questions is NOT conducive to a good time!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Is it not, dear Weasel? Shame! [Snigger]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Stupid Murrican Grade Z fillums.

whacks guessometer about the ears

Actually I feel virtuous that my head is not filled with such inane trivia. I think. [Tear]
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
You nasty nasty lot. I am drowning in my tears. *sniff*

[Big Grin] Aw, Smudge, you know I love it when you taunt me.

Anyway, I take back my "queen of gloat" comment-- you are nowhere near a bad sport.
[Overused]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
Is it not, dear Weasel? Shame! [Snigger]

I suddenly found myself staring at the screen thinking of something totally other so I have nobody else to blame although you could try telling Smudgelet that it is his fault - but I doubt he'll believe it.
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
Bottom of the class again. [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Isn't there something somewhere about the last being first and the first being last?
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
*sigh*

April will soon be here.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Stupid Murrican Grade Z fillums.

whacks guessometer about the ears

Actually I feel virtuous that my head is not filled with such inane trivia. I think. [Tear]

Yea and amen to most of that, Pete. I'm not sure that violence to the poor little Guessometer is the answer though ...
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Not blooming soon enough.
tessaB, slow and thoroughly fed up of rain and dark.
(to the lady with the light sabre)

[ 18. March 2013, 23:27: Message edited by: tessaB ]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
I shall go to work rejoicing in my momentary glory until someone comes along who's an even better guesser than I am [Smile]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Obscure DJs......
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
I think non-American shipmates will do badly today unless they make a lucky guess about the "famous" radio people.
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
Question 9 today is just plain wrong. None of the answers are correct and I chose the wrong incorrect answer.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
A Perfect Ten - but still too slow.
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
"Famous" is a relative term. What the question writer considers famous is not necessarily famous in my world...
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
I think non-American shipmates will do badly today unless they make a lucky guess about the "famous" radio people.

Which I didn't...
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Some inspired guesswork here [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bob Two-Owls:
Question 9 today is just plain wrong. None of the answers are correct and I chose the wrong incorrect answer.

[Confused]

A hydrogen nucleus is a proton. Alpha, beta and gamma particles are not protons (they're a helium nucleus, an electron and a photon). The third answer is correct.

How on earth do you people manage to answer all the questions in 20 seconds? I can't read that fast...
 
Posted by Antisocial Alto (# 13810) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Leorning Cniht:

How on earth do you people manage to answer all the questions in 20 seconds? I can't read that fast...

A lot of the questions are repeats. If you play for a few months you'll eventually be able to answer most of them without reading.

ETA whoops here is the quiz link.

[ 19. March 2013, 23:37: Message edited by: Antisocial Alto ]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
That's true to a certain extent, AA, but I've been doing the quiz for years and even when I know (or remember) the answers, my eye/brain/mouse co-ordination is still several leagues below yours.

[Overused]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Films are often my downfall.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Note to self: When guessing yet another movie question, do not pick the one answer you actually know to be incorrect. This is not called "guessing". This is called "stupidity". [brick wall]
 
Posted by Japes (# 5358) on :
 
So, we've all got the same question wrong so far?
 
Posted by Chapelhead (# 21) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Japes:
So, we've all got the same question wrong so far?

It seems so.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Is this a matter of great minds thinking alike or is it fools seldom differing?
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
I'm guessing I got the same one wrong [Roll Eyes]

I do the quiz on an iPad and my speed would be much better on a bigger screen.
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Films are often my downfall.

Same here. As soon as I saw that today's quiz was "easy" I knew there would be questions about films that I wouldn't be able to answer.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Stupid, bloody, obscure, effing Murrcan fillums!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
What got me was that I hardly recognised any of the names - are these folks supposed to be famous?
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Leorning Cniht:
[Confused]

A hydrogen nucleus is a proton...

That isn't the question 9 I had, must have been from the day before?
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Stupid, bloody, obscure, effing Murrcan fillums!

Amen, Brother Pete.
 
Posted by TurquoiseTastic (# 8978) on :
 
Gaaarghh... dead last... my finger slipped on Q1, honestly!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
My brain slipped on question 9 - I knew the right answer but clicked on the wrong one - what an idiot.

[brick wall]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I'm in the lead!

-

-

-

...at least until someone else plays.

[Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
Bottom of the class yet again! [Waterworks] Oh well, at least I know why now.
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Aaahhh, clicked the wrong one, I should've got 10!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Shades of Marlon Brando, HA?

[Big Grin]

Gosh, it makes me feel old when I realise that that film was made well into my lifetime!

[Hot and Hormonal]

[ 21. March 2013, 10:03: Message edited by: Welease Woderwick ]
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
The guessometer was in fine form today. Shame it was running so slowly, though...
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
A good score but 100% pure luck. Chuffing business questions; I'll take film questions anyday. At least 10 seconds of my time was taken up gesturing at the screen.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Questions on obscure, defunct (I hope) Murrican teevee programs make me grit my teeth in frustration.

Why not a question on The Plouffe Family?
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
A good guess, or possibly a hazy memory from the last time the question was in the quiz, gets me a 10/10.

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
[aside]Pete, are they a complete family of plouffes?[/aside]
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
10/10 and third place - not bad for me! [Smile]
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
I got 10 more points as well. And points make prizes, what do points make?
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
Yay! A lucky guess and some easy questions and I've made it to 2nd place...for the moment anyway....
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Mark Betts:
I got 10 more points as well. And points make prizes, what do points make?

Was Samantha keeping the score then?
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Mark Betts:
10/10 and third place ...

Not any more. [Big Grin] I probably won't be there long either.

Wodders - me too (pats the guessometer).

Pete - who the hell are the Plouffes? [Confused]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Sorry Pete, beat you by 52 seconds today.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Wow! I did well today! [Yipee]

Miz piglet: A Canadian icon [Disappointed]

[ 23. March 2013, 07:41: Message edited by: PeteC ]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Ooh, at 9:50 am I am number 6. I confidently expect to go shooting down the table as the day goes on [Frown]

But for now I am [Big Grin]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Stupid slow computer. Maybe a hand crank will help it to submit my answers more quickly. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Ooh,only went down 6 places. (There's a joke in there somewhere [Hot and Hormonal] )
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Another question I always get wrong!
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
I should go by my own instinct and not listen to my husband!
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Pride goeth etc. A lucky guess on the apocrypha kept me to 8 but I guessed badly on question 3 and hit the right button on the last question and submitted before checking it had ticked. A real rookie mistake [Waterworks]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
A lucky guess on some singer I'm sure nobody has ever heard of got me 10/10 but slower than all the other tens today.
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
You've never heard of Britney Spears Welease Woderwick?

Anyways, you're not bottom of the 10s anymore - I am! [Mad]
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
Oh FFS, just read the ques....
Oh why bother. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
You should have used the Guessometer, Wodders - it worked for me. I'd heard of the singers, but took a gamble on which one it was.

Bit after my time, you understand (my time was c.1500-1694 and c.1977-1984).

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
Bottom of t' class again. [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Herrick (# 15226) on :
 
First for a short while
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Now I'm first, which amazes me at 59 seconds!
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
What is the difference between a series and a mini-series? I don't think we have mini-series in the UK but I don't watch TV much so I may be wrong.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
The Guessometer let me down on the Wild West question (can't say I blame it really), but was excellent on bands I'd never heard of and the enfranchisement of ladies (even changed a wrong to a right on that one). [Yipee]

Sadly, the Speedometer wasn't much cop though ... [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
It's morning, only 90 minutes to go before the quiz closes and I am still in the lead!

[Eek!]
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
It's morning, only 90 minutes to go before the quiz closes and I am still in the lead!

[Eek!]

Day is done; the weasel won!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I think that is my third win in all the time we've been doing it - and every time I can't believe it!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
...and I won't be first today!
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
Hey this isn't fair - how can I be bottom of t' class when bunnywithanaxe only got 8 correct? (I got 9) [Mad]

Anyway, since we've started a new page, here's the link again for the New Crew's Quiz.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Compare your times, dear Sir. The Axe took 48 seconds to get 8 right. You, on the other hand, took 164 to get 9 right.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Question 1 took far too bloody long to read. I hate those riddles - always have.
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
Some inspired guessing today...
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Stupid beep-beep modem decided to play silly buggers just as I completed the quiz then had to reconnect itself!

[Mad]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Bloody fillums!

Is it not possible to have a quiz without thes f*****g questions?
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Well, I did better on cities I have never heard of than on urban rumours about food I've never heard of.
 
Posted by TurquoiseTastic (# 8978) on :
 
"You own the dog, show it" [Confused] [Confused]
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
What the heckedy heck is pop rocks candy? [Confused]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I have absolutely no idea, TB, but fortunately the Guessometer (which excelled itself today) does.

[Yipee]
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Compare your times, dear Sir. The Axe took 48 seconds to get 8 right. You, on the other hand, took 164 to get 9 right.

And you know what?
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Tree Bee:
What the heckedy heck is pop rocks candy? [Confused]

It was popular, I think, a decade or two before my time, but never went entirely out of fashion. Pop Rocks are small little candies that look like neon-colored gravel that, when you put a few in your mouth, start foaming, fizzing, and, well, popping.

Great fun, really.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Compare your times, dear Sir. The Axe took 48 seconds to get 8 right. You, on the other hand, took 164 to get 9 right.

And you know what?
Videos and sound tracks are lost on me.
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
I am going to plaintively hope that attempts at friendliness aren't.

he's just chanting "it just doesn't matter" over and over.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
The first shall be last, and the last shall be first...


...at the moment I am both.
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
(ponders mathematical implications of that statement.)
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Don't worry Kelly, I specialise in being an enigma...


...or perhaps I was just first to play.
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ariston:
quote:
Originally posted by Tree Bee:
What the heckedy heck is pop rocks candy? [Confused]

It was popular, I think, a decade or two before my time, but never went entirely out of fashion. Pop Rocks are small little candies that look like neon-colored gravel that, when you put a few in your mouth, start foaming, fizzing, and, well, popping.

Great fun, really.

Aah, it's popping candy.
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
Please don't let me be bottom of t' class again today.... [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
10/10 - and many were just guesses too! [Big Grin]

So why am I still third from bottom? [Waterworks] [Mad]
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
Anyway... I got 92 Fun Trivia Bucks now...

Got my eye on that Yellow Convertibe. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Mark Betts:
Anyway... I got 92 Fun Trivia Bucks now...

I have 6957. If there was a way to pass some on to you, I would!

(Do I really need a money tree?) [Biased]
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Don't worry Kelly, I specialise in being an enigma...


...or perhaps I was just first to play.

I know. I was trying to think up a formula for what you said, though.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
On a Very Easy day, 10/10 in 45 seconds just doesn't cut it, mustard-wise. [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Don't worry Kelly, I specialise in being an enigma...


...or perhaps I was just first to play.

I know. I was trying to think up a formula for what you said, though.
Have you ever considered I might be a Divine Paradox?

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
gasp!!
First place for a minute or two! [Yipee]
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
(Sigh) Every where I go, Judy, I'm looking at your tail feathers.
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
(Sigh) Every where I go, Judy, I'm looking at your tail feathers.

Mine too now [Snigger]
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
[Confused] again, this time by number 10.
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
One of my better ones [Smile]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Tree Bee:
[Confused] again, this time by number 10.

Me too, TB, and the Guessometer was no help. Maybe someone might enlighten us once today's quiz is finished.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
(Sigh) Every where I go, Judy, I'm looking at your tail feathers.

You know we can take turns saying that! You are ahead of me (everywhere) more often than not. [Biased]
 
Posted by Grits (# 4169) on :
 
I do think these quizzes are very American. _________ Pet Tricks is a segment on the David Letterman Show. I mean, it was years ago when I actually watched it. I assume he's still doing it.
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
(Sigh) Every where I go, Judy, I'm looking at your tail feathers.

You know we can take turns saying that! You are ahead of me (everywhere) more often than not. [Biased]
...

... I get the feeling that Angry Birds is dicking with the two of us.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Grits:
I do think these quizzes are very American. _________ Pet Tricks is a segment on the David Letterman Show. I mean, it was years ago when I actually watched it. I assume he's still doing it.

Oh, right. I hope that question doesn't recur!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Grits:
... these quizzes are very American. _________ Pet Tricks is a segment on the David Letterman Show ...

That makes me feel much better. I can truthfully say that I've never watched the David Letterman Show; I'm not sure that I would recognise David Letterman if he came up in my soup.

The Guessometer was also decidedly wobbly on Old Testament kings ... [Disappointed]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
The "answer" to one of the questions is only partially correct.
 
Posted by Spike (# 36) on :
 
I know the one you mean and I've complained about it before.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I'm terrible with pop music questions!
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
I'm terrible with pop music questions!

Whereas I'm young enough to fail on the old music hall song questions [Razz]
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
Who's bottom of the class today, PeteC? [Snigger]
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Mark Betts:
Who's bottom of the class today, PeteC? [Snigger]

I'm keeping you company Pete. I was rubbish today. [Frown]
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Heavenly Anarchist:
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
I'm terrible with pop music questions!

Whereas I'm young enough to fail on the old music hall song questions [Razz]
ETA: posting the answer was silly :-)

[ 02. April 2013, 16:31: Message edited by: Leorning Cniht ]
 
Posted by Grits (# 4169) on :
 
The Bee Gees and the Beatles are hardly "pop" music, are they? Very iconic... and very British!
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Grits:
The Bee Gees and the Beatles are hardly "pop" music, are they? Very iconic... and very British!

And very Britpop to boot!
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
The music was no problem for me, the geography however [Hot and Hormonal]
Note to self, try to remember that Canada has states as well.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by tessaB:
... try to remember that Canada has states as well.

Er, sort of no. It's got provinces and territories. Americaland has states.

quote:
Originally posted by Ariston:
And very Britpop to boot!

Not at all - Britpop was much later.
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
quote:
Originally posted by Ariston:
And very Britpop to boot!

Not at all - Britpop was much later.
...which might explain why I never do well on those questions...
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
Dammit, I need to watch some films...
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Gah!! Films....
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
quote:
Originally posted by tessaB:
... try to remember that Canada has states as well.

Er, sort of no. It's got provinces and territories. Americaland has states.


Ok geography really not my strong suit. Sorry if I offended.
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
linky-link
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
Damn! I read the question about the cockatoo wrong - thought it was cuckoo. [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by tessaB:
... Sorry if I offended.

Not at all. [Smile]

Accuracy today: good. Speed today: less so. [Razz]
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
And today my knowledge of US brand names let me down [Confused]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bob Two-Owls:
And today my knowledge of US brand names let me down [Confused]

Me too, it was rather obscure!
 
Posted by TurquoiseTastic (# 8978) on :
 
Bah.... [brick wall] ... more reasons to dislike Lance Armstrong...
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
Obviously not a fan of the mouse's œvre.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Silly computer loads stuff so slowly.
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
How the hell did I skip a day??
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bob Two-Owls:
And today my knowledge of US brand names let me down [Confused]

Me too - as a non-'Murcan non-parent, I think I can be forgiven for getting that one wrong.

Wait a minute - I clicked the right answer and then changed it to the wrong one ...

**mumblemumble*******guessometermumblemumble**

[brick wall]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
Silly computer loads stuff so slowly.

I do so agree, jj - 5 seconds minimum to load the quiz and the same again to load the results. Many days more than twice those.
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Woohoo! Broke the 50 second barrier [Yipee]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Details, details. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Oh for heaven's sake!
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by tessaB:
Oh for heaven's sake!

This.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
I really shouldn't play when I'm sick. That's my excuse.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Sorry you're not feeling the best, JJ - hope you feel better soon.

I tripped up on the card game question - not my strong suit. [Big Grin]

I'll get my coat ...
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
The only way for me to be in the lead on a Sunday is by playing first - 8/10 in 48 seconds so not much of a target!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Only 9 right today but one of my best times!

[Yipee]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I always seem to get that question about the disciples wrong, no matter what answer I put ... [brick wall]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
&%*$#*@ computer froze just as I hit "play today's game".

[Mad] [Mad] [Mad]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Odd selection of Harder questions, some general knowledge, others downright obscure trivia.
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
7/10 138s - Not bad (for me) seeing as most of them were pure guesses
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
Good God, that was a difficult one. Nobody has managed 10/10 yet!
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Oh My Word !
 
Posted by Antisocial Alto (# 13810) on :
 
For once one of my movie guesses was right... It's an Easter miracle!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
looks at Uncle Pete's Guessometer

When's the last time this thing was taken in for service? Should I squirt some WD-40 into it's rusty innards?
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Antisocial Alto:
For once one of my movie guesses was right...

... says someone who gets an answer wrong about once every six months ...

My film guessing on the other hand was absolute rubbish, and my score wasn't helped by the slowness of my computer. Maybe I ought to start doing the quiz when I'm at w*rk ... [Devil]
 
Posted by Antisocial Alto (# 13810) on :
 
After the Bible, movies and TV are probably my worst subjects.
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Aaaah, clicked the wrong one and realised as soon as I hit submit.
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
8/10 in 88 secs - Time is getting better, but I'm still bottom o' t' class.
 
Posted by TurquoiseTastic (# 8978) on :
 
Wooo! As far up the leaderboard as I've ever been! Go with the gut! (And reduce the font size so I don't have to scroll down so much)!

excited TQTastic
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Just south of the middle, just north of the Weasel. [Smile]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
One paltry second and she knocks me down a place!

[Roll Eyes]

[Big Grin]

...and I don't think taking 60 seconds to complete today's quiz will help my cause at all!
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Failed on the cars, what a surprise.
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
NOT bottom 't class today - but still the slowest time (so far) - 8/10 138s [Tear]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
How is it that, when some people guess, they inevitably get the answers correct and when other people guess, they inevitably get them wrong... and more to the point, why is it that I invariably seem to be in the latter group? You're not telling me you lot know the answers to all those question!!!

[Waterworks]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
[Big Grin]

[Two face]
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
I so wish people would use the same login for Fun Trivia as they do for The Ship - then we can all see how badly they did! [Two face]

I'm 3rd from bottom now. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sioni Sais (# 5713) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
How is it that, when some people guess, they inevitably get the answers correct and when other people guess, they inevitably get them wrong... and more to the point, why is it that I invariably seem to be in the latter group? You're not telling me you lot know the answers to all those question!!!

[Waterworks]

Just the usual, Smudgie. When some people do well as a matter of chance, they say so, when others do so, the keep quiet. Maybe the latter like people to think they do well out of skill?
 
Posted by Pearl B4 Swine (# 11451) on :
 
Dang movie question, right off the bat. <sneer>
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Heavenly Anarchist:
Failed on the cars, what a surprise.

Me too.
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Number 6! Highest placement so far!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I'm right behind you, Tess - it's not often that 77 seconds* will get you into the top 10.

* at least 10 of which were wasted while the computer faffed about ... [Mad]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
First place again but for my usual reason - I can only go down from here!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
With quizzes like that I could put the guessometer in storage!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Bloomin' Windows 8!
I was doing fine until the screen suddenly changed mid-quiz! And to add insult to injury, it changed to the Ship!!!


Still, a respectable time - just one which will be knocked into orbit once the speedy gang get on board.
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
Bloomin' Windows 8!
I was doing fine until the screen suddenly changed mid-quiz! And to add insult to injury, it changed to the Ship!!!...

(sigh!) excuses, excuses... [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
The slowest time AND I got one wrong! I'm getting good at this y'know..

...bottom 't class again...
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Timing not bad, but didn't know the last question. If only I'd had that guessometer [Biased]

Link

[ 12. April 2013, 16:32: Message edited by: tessaB ]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Enough of this! See you all in two weeks!

PS The key for the guessometer is under the third flowerpot to the left of the banana plant,
 
Posted by TurquoiseTastic (# 8978) on :
 
Oh yeah - 9 seconds from fame and fortune... or something!
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Several lucky guesses today.
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
I don't know if it was guesswork or deduction or what, but there were some obscure questions today.
US playground slang? Really?
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
... The key for the guessometer is under the third flowerpot to the left of the banana plant ...

Thanks, Pete. Safe travels! [Smile]

BTW, it worked beautifully today until the last question ... [Ultra confused]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
42 seconds is really speedy for me but slow compared with most others.
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
2 seconds behind you
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Woohoo! Under 40 seconds and 10 out of 10.
Never been so pleased with something that means so little [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
...and that wicked Smudgiekins is in the lead!

[Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by TurquoiseTastic (# 8978) on :
 
Oh yeah! Oh yeah! TQT rules and rules and rules!

...er...

[Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by TurquoiseTastic:
Oh yeah! Oh yeah! TQT rules and rules and rules!

Pride cometh? [Snigger]
 
Posted by TurquoiseTastic (# 8978) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Leorning Cniht:
quote:
Originally posted by TurquoiseTastic:
Oh yeah! Oh yeah! TQT rules and rules and rules!

Pride cometh? [Snigger]
Could be... [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
Heck, if by some miracle I scored 27 seconds, I'd be crowing pretty loud, too. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I thought 47 seconds including computer-faffing time wasn't bad until I saw the rest of you ... [Overused]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
It took over 20 seconds for the quiz to load!

GGGRRRRRRR!!!!!
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Well, that was a poor show!
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
US Baseball and rhyme guessometer needs calibrating...
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Heavenly Anarchist:
Well, that was a poor show!

You haven't seen my attempt yet - doing it now...
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
Well, I'm not bottom 't class today for once! [Big Grin] Who's Heavenlyannie? [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Mark Betts:
Who's Heavenlyannie? [Roll Eyes]

there's not enough room for my full screen name [Roll Eyes]

[ 15. April 2013, 08:13: Message edited by: Heavenly Anarchist ]
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bob Two-Owls:
US Baseball and rhyme guessometer needs calibrating...

Indeed, mine too..
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Lucia:
quote:
Originally posted by Bob Two-Owls:
US Baseball and rhyme guessometer needs calibrating...

Indeed, mine too..
I never had one in the first place.
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
You should get one, they are usually very good but need careful calibration.
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
Loading problems here too. Had to go backwards and submit again. Grr. The wrong answer though? All my own fault.
 
Posted by The Weeder (# 11321) on :
 
The lowest score I have ever had. I know nothing about american trivia!
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Weeder:
The lowest score I have ever had. I know nothing about american trivia!

I'm quite staggered about how much I do know - either that, or I'm a good guesser (sometimes.)
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I scraped into the top 10 despite wasting a bit of time stroking* the guessometer ...

... which worked a treat. [Yipee]

eta: * that should have read "stoking the guessometer". [Big Grin]

[ 16. April 2013, 02:40: Message edited by: piglet ]
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
Terrible! [Mad]
I haven't got a clue about Astrology - as Sir Patrick Moore (now in heaven) would have said, "Astrology proves one thing and one thing only, that there's one born every minute!"
 
Posted by Boogie (# 13538) on :
 
I have no trouble getting 10/10 but my time is s-l-o-w. Slow reader, slow processor. Story of my life!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Boogie:
I have no trouble getting 10/10 ...

I did. [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I knew it was just an either/or but picked the wrong one!
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Cr*p!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Scraped into the top 10! [Yipee]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Top of the board! But not for long I suspect.
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Heavenly Anarchist:
Top of the board! But not for long I suspect.

No danger from me!
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
Why do I ALWAYS get the one about kleptomaniacs wrong? We've had it about 5 times in the last 2 weeks.

Anyway, at this moment in time I'm top of t' class - and bottom!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Under 40 seconds but no match for the quickies out there.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Absolute rubbish!

[My performance, not anybody else]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
I cannot believe I got 10/10 on that! At least three were total guesswork and one was a vaguely informed guess. Pleased, pleased but slightly worried about how the gods are going to balance this out for me [Ultra confused]
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
Shocking! [Eek!] My worst ever - 5/10 in 170 secs
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Uncle Pete, if you're reading this, you'll be glad to know that we're looking after the Guessometer and it's responding by working beautifully.

That wee dram of 18-year-old Highland Park I fed it last night was just the ticket ...

BTW, you owe me about £10. [Devil]
 
Posted by TurquoiseTastic (# 8978) on :
 
Woohoo! TQT has reached the top of the greasy pole and has begun to refer to himself in the third person!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I swear I guess no. 8 differently every time it comes up, and every time I get it wrong (possibly even if I get it right).

[Mad]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Returns guessometer with a friendly pat.
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
I clearly need to improve my hillbilly-based knowledge.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I don't actually have any hillbilly-based knowledge, but I have got the Guessometer.

**feeds it with another wee dram** [Smile]

[ 23. April 2013, 02:24: Message edited by: piglet ]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
The memory of the show's intro song was lodged somewhere in the dim and dark recesses of my brain, though why I have no idea!
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
That guessometer isn't very good with golf questions, I think it needs recalibrating.
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
Slow but accurate...
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Being long in the tooth and having a rather weirdly selective memory I managed to get the golf question - much to my own surprise. The statistics question was just stupid but I got that right too.

Sometimes I amaze myself!

Here is the Quiz Link again.
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
Looks like cartoon strips aren't my thing.
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Baah! Statistics are scary and evil [Ultra confused]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Good heavens. Almost the bottom of the pile. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
One lucky guess, two unlucky ones and one f****** computer that f***** about for about 20 seconds when I hit "play".

[Mad] [Mad] [Mad]
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
Am I the only person who doesn't know the names of the participants in random American crimes? Even if one of them has a surname to amuse the inner 10-year-old?
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Leorning Cniht:
Am I the only person who doesn't know the names of the participants in random American crimes? Even if one of them has a surname to amuse the inner 10-year-old?

I still have no idea who she is/was. Even though I got (guessed) that question right.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Never heard of that comedienne. Guessometer let me down!
 
Posted by L'organist (# 17338) on :
 
Got the comedienne, it was the would-be murderess who let me down. [Ultra confused]
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
I think I was helped by skipping past the relevant crime-related channel 5 telemovie at some point in the past. Amazing what proves useful. [Smile]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Tree Bee:
Never heard of that comedienne. Guessometer let me down!

I'd never heard of her either, but it worked for me.

Maybe you're not feeding it the right sort of whisky ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
I fed it some Talisker and it got 2 wrong! It obviously can't handle it's drink.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
The Perfect Ten but so slow again!

...and I can't even blame the computer, just my very slow brain.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Haha! Guessometer in perfect working order. (It likes chocolate!)
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Heavenly Anarchist:
I fed it some Talisker and it got 2 wrong!

I don't blame it - that stuff's only fit for cleaning your headlights. [Eek!]

It worked perfectly for me ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Heavenly Anarchist:
I fed it some Talisker and it got 2 wrong! It obviously can't handle it's drink.

Caol Ila cask strength, Bulleit or Green Hat summer GIN if you're out. How do you think I manage to do so well?
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
It seems to like my homebrew [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Bloody hell, HA - you'll give it a hangover. [Eek!]

I didn't really use it today, but I could have done with a cattle-prod for my computer, which did its 20-second freeze thing as soon as I hit "play".

[Mad]

PS We'd better be nice to it, now that Uncle Pete's back, or he might stop lending it out ...
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Dear WW, I suggest you switch on your brain BEFORE you start the quiz!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Neener, neener, neener, Weasel! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Oh the shame [Hot and Hormonal]

I'm bottom of the table so far.
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Looks at her game of monopoly in confusion...
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Don't worry wodders, tessaB to the rescue.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Thanks tessaB & daisydaisy, that was most kind of you.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Heavenly Anarchist:
Looks at her game of monopoly in confusion...

I'm still cross about that question!! [Mad]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
I hadn't realised it was originally American.
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
...but I could have done with a cattle-prod for my computer, which did its 20-second freeze thing as soon as I hit "play".

[Mad]

It must be catching. The one time it would have been possible to get into the top 10 with 9/10 and my signal was so slow, I had to stop and reload twice. It's a conspiracy I tell you.
 
Posted by Patdys (# 9397) on :
 
My monopoly is London and pound based.
(Excluding my daughter's my little pony monopoly)
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
May I recommend Do Not Pass Go by Tim Moore, a very entertaining romp round the British Monopoly board, but with a spot of history of the game thrown in?

By some fluke of nature I seem to be in fifth place, which is much further north than I've been for ages. [Yipee]
 
Posted by Zach82 (# 3208) on :
 
Not fair- the Munich Olympics were way before I was even born, but long after the part of history I find interesting.

[ 28. April 2013, 02:00: Message edited by: Zach82 ]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I think I need to polish up my Biblical Familial Relationships!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Yeah, they make me slip too!
 
Posted by Sylvander (# 12857) on :
 
Er?
I thought there were two journeys, one beginning where the other ended ... [Confused]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sylvander:
Er?
I thought there were two journeys, one beginning where the other ended ... [Confused]

Me, too. [Frown]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
10/10 and 12th place - not quite at the top table, but definitely above the salt. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
[Confused] tripped up by question 1.
And pocket lint again!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Dratted fillums!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Dratted fillums!

Amen, Uncle Pete.
 
Posted by Zach82 (# 3208) on :
 
I spent at least 20 second rereading and second guessing myself on question one. Ho hum.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Tree Bee:
... pocket lint again!

I know. What on earth is their fascination with pocket lint? [Ultra confused]

Never mind - hurrah for the guessometer! [Smile]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Boo to the guessometer from here!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Naughty computer had to put a whole page notice up in front of the Quiz. Ack. [Disappointed]

It's like it was saying, "Hello...look at me!!!"
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
One good guess and one duff one today. [Frown]
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
Not too shabby for a laptop and a bit of wet string.
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Aargh! I knew I'd clicked the wrong answer as soon as I hit submit.
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
Question 9 was a poser, I had to remember that it was average for the USA not here in Norfolk... [Two face]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Managed to sneak into the top 10 (with a bit of help from the dear Guessometer).
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
Too much reading for a quick score today.
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
Was I the only person who did a double-take for questions 1 & 10? My brainspend too much time going 'eh!?' for speed today.
 
Posted by Wet Kipper (# 1654) on :
 
yeah I hate the ones which take you 10 seconds to read the question and then another 10 for all the long answer options
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by ArachnidinElmet:
Was I the only person who did a double-take for questions 1 & 10? My brainspend too much time going 'eh!?' for speed today.

No 10 was definitely a 'eh' one!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
That's what I get for skimming over the first part of the question.

[Roll Eyes]

Quiz page again.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I got one wrong but as I had never even heard of the correct answer I forgive myself.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Me too, Wodders, and unfortunately the Guessometer hadn't heard of it either.

[Confused]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Ah, but you were wrong 6 seconds faster than me!

[Waterworks]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Not as fast as A Certain Penguin™ but still a respectable score.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I should never second guess the guessometer!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Ah well, the eating habits of people the opposite side of the globe from me were my downfall.

eta: but I am still in first place for a minute or two.

[ 06. May 2013, 06:43: Message edited by: Welease Woderwick ]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
...and, of course, being the nice guy that I am, I am far too sensitive and caring a soul to crow about getting one more question right than the Penguin Person.

[Two face]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
And being the nice guy I am, I would forbear to mention that I got one more than weasel.

But that means I got two more right than Pingu!!!

[Yipee]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Those of us who only got 8 will just hang our heads in shame (and wait to get our revenge [Big Grin] )
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Ah well, the eating habits of people the opposite side of the globe from me were my downfall ...

They're on the same side of the globe as me, but I got it wrong too. [brick wall]

eta: and I got it wrong more slowly than you did. [Frown]

[ 07. May 2013, 03:18: Message edited by: piglet ]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
It gives me a golden glow to know that I have made the two old men of the thread happy for a few moments..... my good deed for the day. Bless their hearts [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
...and you did it a second day on the run - you are so kind to the elderly, it just shines out of you!
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Grrr, I blame the toothache (and me not knowing).
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
A stupid, stupid, stupid error meant only 9/10 today!

[Hot and Hormonal] [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I know how you feel, weasel.

I skipped a question to which the answer was obvious

And this was a day, I got the fillum question right!

[Mad]

[ 08. May 2013, 10:46: Message edited by: PeteC ]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
I refer the honourable gentlemen to my message of the 6th [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Honourable?

Thank you - I'm flattered and Pete, no doubt, will be completely gobsmacked!
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Frankly I wouldn't be too pleased, it's how MP's address each other so perhaps a little sarcastic.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Call me old-fashioned, but isn't the piece of "additional information" regarding the chat-show host a biological impossibility?

P.S. Clever guessometer! [Smile] **administers single malt**
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I sometimes wonder if life itself isn't some sort of biological impossibility!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I took 50% longer than Smudgiekins, does this mean I think 50% more than she does?
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
How many times have y'all said, don't change answers? I changed one of my answers. Idiot.
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
10/10 for once - not bad, since quite a few were guesses, but the timing wasn't so hot. [Frown]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
But just look at who you beat Mark!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Nineteen seconds? Nineteen Seconds!!!

Antisocial Alto, the page barely loads that quickly for me!!
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by tessaB:
But just look at who you beat Mark!

Don't worry. I already have! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
10/10 in 79 seconds! Must be a personal best!


sotto voce That was a Harder quiz?
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
...sotto voce That was a Harder quiz?

My thoughts exactly, Pete.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Oh, wow! An easy bible quiz!

looks around for weasel
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
...who forgot the meaning of that name - AGAIN!!
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
15 points! That is the most I have ever got.
(I'm a little worried that I may be starting to take this too seriously [Ultra confused] )
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
...who forgot the meaning of that name - AGAIN!!

... and guess who got the fiery furnace wrong - AGAIN??

[Mad]
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
...who forgot the meaning of that name - AGAIN!!

I know, really!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Wow! Maybe I should dust off the guessometer for tomorrow. They can't be all that easy!
 
Posted by A.Pilgrim (# 15044) on :
 
Duh! Too many US-based questions for me.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Fecking computer froze for at least a minute giving me a stupid time.

[Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Mad]
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
Fecking computer froze for at least a minute giving me a stupid time.

[Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Mad]

There's no-one on the scoreboard with a time of more than a minute... except me. [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by TurquoiseTastic (# 8978) on :
 
My knowledge of M&Ms has been tried and found wanting...
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
I just made an informed guess on that one. Two of the options weren't even colours...
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
If I have to venture into a lift I have my eyes shut, so how would I know what other people do?
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by TurquoiseTastic:
My knowledge of M&Ms has been tried and found wanting...

I fell at that one. I had to ask what they were and someone told me that they were either like Smarties or they had peanuts in them.

That was a low blow to taunt a man on a strict diet...I now have an empty tube of Smarties and a bellyful of guilt.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I fell at the fillum. As usual.

I did what the Planet did. Informed guess. Never had M$Ms in my life. Canada is enlightened: we have Smarties.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Well, the Guessometer did it for me - I'll send it back overnight express, Pete.
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
Whoever told you M&M's were anything at all like Smarties lies, at least if your Smarties are anything like ours (little disks of flavoredish sugar). Chocolate, sometimes with a peanut in the center, covered in a thin layer of hard candy is what you should be thinking of.

And now I want some. Not Good.

[ 14. May 2013, 14:50: Message edited by: Ariston ]
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ariston:
Whoever told you M&M's were anything at all like Smarties lies, at least if your Smarties are anything like ours (little disks of flavoredish sugar). Chocolate, sometimes with a peanut in the center, covered in a thin layer of hard candy is what you should be thinking of.

Smarties in the UK are a little like M&Ms, but superior. They used to be made by Rowntree's, which was "recently" bought by Nestle. Smarties are a bit larger, and the coating is less hard, and melts more easily. I don't think UK Smarties work as well in very hot climates. For the last several years, UK smarties have been made with natural food colourings, so come in more pastelly tones than M&Ms.

The thing called "Smarties" in the US is a little bit like UK Refreshers, but smaller and less fizzy.
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Leorning Cniht:

Smarties in the UK are a little like M&Ms, but superior.

The mini Smarties, on the other hand, are just wrong - they have entirely the wrong ratio of coating to chocolate.

[ 14. May 2013, 15:06: Message edited by: Leorning Cniht ]
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
Presumably today's quiz is graded as "harder" as it doesn't contain so-called easy questions on American sports, TV or culture!

For the rest of the world the absence of these themes probably increases our chances of getting a top score! [Biased]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Lucia:
Presumably today's quiz is graded as "harder" as it doesn't contain so-called easy questions on American sports, TV or culture!

For the rest of the world the absence of these themes probably increases our chances of getting a top score! [Biased]

Yep, ime the harder ones contain facts and the easier ones contain random trivia! I find the harder ones much easier [Ultra confused]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
20 points and in the top ten (so far) [Yipee]
(Ok, I am taking it too seriously, but it has made my day so I'm going to live with it.)

Give the Guessometer a dram and warm up your clicky fingers, everybody!

[ 14. May 2013, 22:39: Message edited by: Ariston ]
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
When I enter a lift and look at the numbers, it's to control what floor I'm going to. Clearly in a minority. All of those answers could have been correct, IMO. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Quite right, Tessa - if in doubt, give the Guessometer a dram. [Smile]
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
Quite right, Tessa - if in doubt, give the Guessometer a dram. [Smile]

Hey! That was me what wrote it, that was! Don't go blamin' nobody else for my own bad prose!

Especially when it's based on a running joke.

[ 15. May 2013, 04:23: Message edited by: Ariston ]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
No 7 is wrong, my response would be 'He is? Fantastic!'
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
I must remember never to do the quiz straight after booting up, wait until the update notices have finished...
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
weasel's lost again! [Frown]
 
Posted by Pearl B4 Swine (# 11451) on :
 
I hate to get the very first question wrong.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
All 10s so far!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Tree Bee:
All 10s so far!

Yes, I know. I feel quite chuffed about that, actually.
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
quote:
Originally posted by Tree Bee:
All 10s so far!

Yes, I know. I feel quite chuffed about that, actually.
I beat your time today! [Smile]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Most people do. Enjoy.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ariston:
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
Quite right, Tessa - if in doubt, give the Guessometer a dram. [Smile]

Hey! That was me what wrote it, that was ...
My apologies, Ariston - I didn't notice the edit. [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
quote:
Originally posted by Ariston:
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
Quite right, Tessa - if in doubt, give the Guessometer a dram. [Smile]

Hey! That was me what wrote it, that was ...
My apologies, Ariston - I didn't notice the edit. [Hot and Hormonal]
[Big Grin] Just showing off, being helpful, and sitting this month's quiz out.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
41 seconds is pretty speedy for this old cronk!
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Aargh, I never learn! Last question fooled me again!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I was lucky with the last question, TB - I had the right answer, changed it to the wrong one and then changed it back again.

Didn't do much for my speed though ...
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
That was an OK quiz with a half-decent time for me.
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Hm, not good at American geography or recreational drugs.
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
Slow and steady...

won't be good enough to beat the speedy brigade.

[ 18. May 2013, 07:53: Message edited by: Leorning Cniht ]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
The speedy brigade is all tripping at the recreational drug question. I did too. To me a recreational drug would be Viagra (not that I have personal experience of that, either).
 
Posted by Japes (# 5358) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Heavenly Anarchist:
Hm, not good at American geography or recreational drugs.

Me neither... [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Antisocial Alto (# 13810) on :
 
Well, I got the recreational drugs but missed the golf. What can I say, I went to a liberal arts college... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Hmmph. The Guessometer must not do drugs, either.
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Total lack of knowledge on American geography, but al little concerned that I did know the drugs question. Well sort of, I knew that the right answer was actually a name for another recreational drug [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
The speedy brigade is all tripping at the recreational drug question.

(Looks hard at #1.)

(Although wasn't this the same gang that decided Jesus was a reefer hound in a thread called "What would Jesus Smoke?" years back?)
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
Looks like I'm in Zach82's gang! [Snigger]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I'm quite relieved to report that my knowledge of the etymology of mind-altering substances is less than complete.

So is the Guessometer's - I changed the right guess to a wrong one ... [Disappointed]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I've long ago guessed that Average usually means that you are a film nut. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Hmmm....both 10 out of 10, both 61 seconds and yet Bob Two-Owls gets 12 points and I get 11. I suspect some favouritism here [Paranoid]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I think the word I'm looking for is "bollocks". [Frown]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Stoopid moovin' pitchurs!
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
I just don't know enough dead Americans.
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
Me either, I don't feel so bad about getting that one wrong. There's no excuse for cocking up another one though. Gah. A half read question is no better than pointing and guessing.
 
Posted by Antisocial Alto (# 13810) on :
 
Only reason I got the dead Americans question is because it's come up before and I happened to remember the answer. Still not as fast as indianwells though!
 
Posted by A.Pilgrim (# 15044) on :
 
Nah, think I'm going to give up on this quiz. Speed is never going to happen on a laptop with a scratchpad and not a mouse with a wheel for scrolling; and there's just too much of a US bias. [Frown]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Failed on the sweeties!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Same one caught me out too. Obviously I was a good girl when I was young and didn't eat enough sweeties [Biased]
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
My M&Ms research expedition of a few days ago pays off rather quicker than expected...
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Gosh, no moving pictures this time. And a rock band I could easily figure out.

My day is complete. [Angel]
 
Posted by Japes (# 5358) on :
 
I think I muddled my sweeties brands.
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
Same one caught me out too. Obviously I was a good girl when I was young and didn't eat enough sweeties [Biased]

It doesn't help than the non-traditional colour is now actually quite popular.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
**gives a handful of sweeties to the Guessometer** [Smile]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Hates celebrity questions about people who don't even register on the guessometer anymore! [Mad]
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
I could argue with the wording of question 1.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Another simple "Harder" quiz. I love those.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Me too, Pete, especially as I changed a wrong answer to a right one ... [Yipee]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
One, today, was a brainfart moment. Another I actually learnt something, and won't make that mistake again.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
What? You've given up learning?

I can't say I blame you.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I just changed a right answer to a wrong answer as well - DUH!!
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
I don't know why I had to think that question was harder than it really was. *sigh*

Uncle Pete's Guessometer testing site.
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
Hey, Grits! [Yipee]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
I'd be able to read the questions quicker if I put my glasses on [Cool]
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Well deserved bottom place. [Frown]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
I think I beat you, TreeBee - and am appalled at my lack of knowledge and speed this morning. Shocking performance. [Disappointed]

Mock as you will, Weasel and Pete - I am utterly ashamed to have got that question wrong. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Relax Smudgie, you have now been pushed off the bottom rung, but upwards.
Gosh, I feel stupid right now!
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
My laptop is possessed. I definitely picked the right answer, but the cursor has a mind of it's own. [Frown]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Before engaging mouse, put brain in gear. As my mum would have said, "remember, Piglet dear, read the question".

Got my north and south mixed up - what an idiot! [brick wall]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Ah well I am glad I wasn't the only one to figure that England was too obvious an answer to that question.

Or was I? [Paranoid]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Oh, wow, oh wow, oh wow! At this moment in time I am the only Perfect 10 on Tuesday's list!!!!!!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Proudly bottom of the heap! This laptop, not mine, is The Machine From Hell!
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
In at number one! That is the first time I have done that without being the first player.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bob Two-Owls:
In at number one! That is the first time I have done that without being the first player.

Well, there goes my twenty minutes of fame. It was nice while it lasted. [Waterworks]

Weasel: [Yipee] Now you know how it feels.
 
Posted by Pearl B4 Swine (# 11451) on :
 
Third place is very exciting for me - @ 20 til 9
and only a half mug of coffee [Smile]
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Tripped up by the President.
 
Posted by Inanna (# 538) on :
 
I'm impressed - I guessed at least two of those, and went for speed over accuracy. Which has landed me at #2. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Tree Bee:
Tripped up by the President.

Me too, TB. [Frown]

Canadian guessometer, eh? [Devil]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I am really grateful that my friends let me use their laptop when I am staying with them but it is really seriously awful for speedy quizzing!
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
On fire today!
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
quote:
Originally posted by Tree Bee:
Tripped up by the President.

Me too, TB. [Frown]

Me too. I knew it was FDR, but put Washington anyway. Still don't know why.
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
Is it a deliberate extra layer of difficulty in a quiz if you have to anticipate the answer that the setter wanted, rather than the one you think is right? Fiendish. [Paranoid]
(I'm thinking about the conversation on a date question).
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
The floating one was rather tricky for me because I know for certain that one other of those animals does float. I tried to duck one under in a fountain once and it wasn't easy but he did eventually give back my spectacles...
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
I'll like to dispute the drowning animal one too!
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
Yeah, the drowning animal one is nonsense - at least three of the provided animals float.
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Wow, an easy one that really was quite easy!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Regarding one of the questions, I'd rather break the fingers of the offender.

But I got ten right because I sublimated my own desires!
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Whoop to the guessometer! [Smile]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I mostly agree, TB, but I made a stupid guess on the insect question - I should have used what's left of my brain ... [brick wall]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Blessed be the Guessometer
Blessed be its Holy Name

I got ten! On a Sunday! I beat the penguin! Wonders never cease!
 
Posted by Japes (# 5358) on :
 
"Excellent, Sundays are a good scoring day." thought I, complacently, as I went to the Quiz.

So, today's the day I discover the bottom right hand key on my laptop, with a right-angled arrow on it has a function as a "Submit Button".

Learn from me; do not press it after Question 3. [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
Blast and buggery. Lord, lead me not into the temptation to select the wrong option when I know the correct answer. [brick wall]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Blessed be the Guessometer
Blessed be its Holy Name ...

Yea and amen. [Yipee]
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
[Smile] Wow, that hasn't happened in a while! (yesterday, I mean)
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
What the HELL was Q. 10 about???? [Mad]
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
No idea Pete. None whatsoever.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I had no idea either, but the Guessometer did. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I do think that little Guessy is rockin' these days!

[Yipee]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Not always ... [Frown]
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
OK, my goal for this month is to not stupidly skip a day.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
So glad to be back with a mouse and I celebrated by getting in the Top 10 - but probably not for long.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
10/10 again today - and who is that at the bottom of the list - surely it can't be...?
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I only got 9 because my hand slipped. Still looking for Smudgiekins.

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Oooohhhhhh
 
Posted by Bob Two-Owls (# 9680) on :
 
My guessometer is still calibrated for UK TV unfortunately...
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
Is there such a disease as June Stupidity? (I needed two goes to type that, which probably answers my question). Is it possible to reset the month? Oh, for some quiz-related time travel. [Frown]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Yay! I'm first! [Biased]

But probably not for long...
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I'm last, possibly for EVER!


...or at least until Pete plays.
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
I like Friday ones. Nice and easy [Smile]
 
Posted by Drifting Star (# 12799) on :
 
Yeah. S'long as you check all your answers have registered. Pfft.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
I'm last, possibly for EVER!


...or at least until Pete plays.

Well, I ain't last (Thanks Drifting Star!), but it is one of my personal best times.
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
573 FunTrivia bucks now - 27 more needed until I can buy my new car! [Smile]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Slow, but accurate. Like a tortoise, but I beat some hares.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
...and here's the link again, folks.

I was slow today as well, but then I always am. However I got my 10/10 displaying my usual, erm, genius[?]...

...or possibly just my vastly unreliable ability to sometimes remember trivia from the last time they asked the question.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Okay, I am officially stoopid - HERE is the link!
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
3rd......3rd I tell you!
Cannot believe it, will not last long I think.
But for now [Yipee]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Edgar who? [Confused]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Piglet, I didn't know the Doctor's name was Edgar!
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
Dangit, Wodders, you just spoiled the 50th Anniversary special for us.

Jerk.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
The Sunday Bible Quiz and I don't know how many times that same question has been in but I still get it wrong!!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Me too, Weasel, so you're in esteemed company [Smile]

It's strange - I find it really hard to gauge how fast I am answering the questions. I thought I was much faster than that today (for a change).
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Me too, Weasel, so you're in esteemed company [Smile]

It's strange - I find it really hard to gauge how fast I am answering the questions. I thought I was much faster than that today (for a change).
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Perhaps my lack of Sunday Schooling isn't a disadvantage after all.
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
Apocrypha? Bah!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
The Guessometer was better at the Apocrypha than it was at the ordinary bits today.

I'm with Wodders and Smudgie - there are several Biblical questions that I regularly get wrong, and we had two of them today.

[brick wall]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Nearly, but not quite, bottom of the heap on Monday.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
What the living f**k was Q7 all about?
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I have no idea but I got it right!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
PMS again (amongst other repeat questions). Why the fascination?
 
Posted by Pearl B4 Swine (# 11451) on :
 
Oh 'Elmet, I don't think you were here yet, when nearly every quiz had a "lint" question; belly-button, pocket, you name it.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Some lucky guesses there today and not only am I first I am also not the first to play, which is an added bonus - doubtless I'll be well down the list by tomorrow.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
[brick wall]

A series of amazingly accurate guesses and..... agagggghhhhh... for the one question I actually knew the answer to and would have classed as incredibly easy, I clicked on the wrong one!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[brick wall] I. Am. An. Idiot. [brick wall]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Weasel is still the only top score at 0725 EDT.

Most of the questions were in that famous category:

Who the fuck knows or cares?

hereinafter referred to as WTFKOC?
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Guessometer works very well today. Who wants it next?
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Guessometer on fire today!!! I had to guess 5 of those questions (different cultural heritage don't you know) and the guessometer was bang on with 4 of them.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I think the Guessometer must have been tired by the time it got to me - one good guess, one duff one.

C'est la chuffin' vie, as they say in France ... [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
The Guessometer revived overnight helping me to my first Sunday maximum for quite a while!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
You must have used up its batteries - was that on question 10 by any chance? I picked one of two biblical-sounding numbers and they were both wrong ... [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Thank you Guessometer for the second day running!
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
In Q10 I thought General Electric was a UK corporation - but it's the only one that seemed to fit, so I chose it... and... BOOM! 10/10, well done me!

The time's not very respectable, but again the tortoise beats the hare. You want proof? Well, just take a look at my new shiny classic automobile which I was able to purchase with 600 FunTrivia bucks! [Big Grin]

I'm browsing for my next classic now - I'm becoming like Chris Evans you know...
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
Well on the way to an ok 10/10 and then out of nowhere - a big red cross, for no answer. [Mad] I'm clearly not tapping this touchpad hard enough; I aspire to a mouse one day, purely to get a better ranking in this quiz.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
You'd have thought after 10 years of being subjected to North American television and its ubiquitous adverts, I'd have got question 10 right.

I didn't though. [Frown]
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Yay, 10/10 thanks to Mark Betts! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Good god, little Guessy deserves a shot of screech for that one!

And top of the list too! Well, since I'm the only one so far... Must wait for the Limeys to kick in.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Ah well, I can always try again tomorrow.
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
BOOM!! 10/10 AGAIN. ...and my times getting better as well. It's amazing since at least half were just educated guesses. Browsing now for my next car...
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Good god, little Guessy deserves a shot of screech for that one ...

Certainly does, me boy, and long may yer big jib draw!

**sends virtual Screech over to Uncle Pete**
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I HATE movie questions, even when I get them right.

Still first to play and 10/10 so it is not all bad.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I think I will pass the quiz today. Thanks for the warning. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
BOOM!! Not! I got the film one wrong too, also I don't watch/read Garfield. I don't want to talk about my score. [Frown]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
I HATE movie questions, even when I get them right ...

Despite having a vague idea of the right answer, I managed to click on the wrong one. [brick wall]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Why do I bother reading the supposed difficulty of the quiz when it bears absolutely no relation to the difficulty as perceived by me? Today's I would have classed as Very Easy but then I knew the answers, so I would, wouldn't I?
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Seems to me that 'easy' is US trivia and sport of which I will have absolutely no clue and 'hard' is factual stuff that I might actually stand some chance of knowing!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Wow, my fingers just flew today. The guessometer looked on in amazement, then turned around and went back to sleep!

Very easy today, indeed!
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
10 out of 10 and under 50 seconds. I love this.
(Yes I know I will probably hate it tomorrow but c'est la vie!)
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I'm rapidly coming to the conclusion that "average" is where my comfort zone is. [Smile]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Below 40 seconds is amazingly fast for me!
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
BOOM!! 10/10 again [Big Grin]
...so why am I bottom t' class? [Waterworks]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Good grief I gt up and log on early in the morning to find that everybody so far has got 10/10! That doesn't happen often.

I must say that I consider doing the quiz in a mere 18 seconds is somewhat indecent!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Sadly there are no points for knowing the right answer bit ticking the wrong one!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Thank you, Guessometer - you have powered me into the top 10 ...


... for the moment anyway. [Smile]
 
Posted by TurquoiseTastic (# 8978) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Good grief I gt up and log on early in the morning to find that everybody so far has got 10/10! That doesn't happen often.

I must say that I consider doing the quiz in a mere 18 seconds is somewhat indecent!

[Big Grin]

Nice short questions - quick to read!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I'm just glad the questions aren't in joined up writing or I'd be even slower!

eta: Here is the link - I think I got it right this time.

[ 23. June 2013, 13:48: Message edited by: Welease Woderwick ]
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
Boom! 10/10 again! I wasn't expecting that, as I mostly relied on my guessometer. Not bottom of the class either - bottom of the 10s, but not bottom of t' class.

Time was 139 - but I gotta read the questions before I stand any chance of getting them right.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I suppose if I ever paid any attention to moving pictures, I might have a half-chance of getting in with a 10.

At least there weren't two or more questions on pitchers.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
...At least there weren't two or more questions on pitchers.

I thought you liked art!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Art who?
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Funnily enough, I don't know the trade names of US medications, despite spending 20 years as a nurse!
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Art who?

Art Garfunkel?
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Eighth place! [Yipee] **pats the Guessometer and gives it a wee dram**
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Movies my downfall - again!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Thanks for the heads up. [Frown]
 
Posted by Pearl B4 Swine (# 11451) on :
 
10/10 at the blazing speed of 52. Which is very quick, for me.
O PeteC, when piglet will let it go, could I have it for the GeoGuesser game? Piglet ' hogs' it so! [Biased]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I beg to differ, PB4S - if Pete's not at home I always put it back underneath the third flowerpot from the left. [Smile]

I don't think I'm to blame if it escapes ... [Paranoid]

eta: ... or gets removed ... [Eek!]

[ 27. June 2013, 00:34: Message edited by: piglet ]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Another garbage performance from WW.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Another garbage performance from WW.

Oh dear. How sad. Never mind [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Pearl B4 Swine (# 11451) on :
 
I looked under the geranium pot; nothing there but a slug. And I thought that the pig and swine people could sort of help each other out. [Frown]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I'm sorry - it wasn't there when I looked today, and I consequently changed a right answer to a wrong one ... [Frown]

PS Of course I'd help out if I could. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Another garbage performance from WW.

Oh dear. How sad. Never mind [Big Grin]
Thanks Smuggy [Big Grin]

10/10 today but doubtless A Certain Penguin will be along with a faster time shortly.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Another garbage performance from WW.

Oh dear. How sad. Never mind [Big Grin]
Thanks Smuggy [Big Grin]

10/10 today but doubtless A Certain Penguin will be along with a faster time shortly.

[Angel]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
What a load of old crap today. Not everyone reads movie star fanzines. [Mad]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Ugh, far too much popular culture today.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
A sheer guess puts me one ahead of you, Pete - terrible set of questions. Not only did I not know the answers I had no interest in them either.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Pearlie, I take it you found the Guessometer - I certainly didn't - I even managed to change a right guess to a wrong one ... [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
10/10 on a Sunday can't be bad! Lousy time, of course, but that is par for the course with me.
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
I didn't understand one of the questions [Ultra confused]
 
Posted by Pearl B4 Swine (# 11451) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
Pearlie, I take it you found the Guessometer -

I must have drained it of all its right guesses, yesterday. I tossed it through the letter slot for you. Have at it. I think it needs a fresh battery [Biased]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
If I hadn't started daydreaming, I would have had a better time. Maybe.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pearl B4 Swine:
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
Pearlie, I take it you found the Guessometer -

I must have drained it of all its right guesses, yesterday. I tossed it through the letter slot for you. Have at it. I think it needs a fresh battery [Biased]
Thanks - I gave it a wee dram and it worked a treat - 10/10 in 49 seconds and fourth place is the best I've done since I can't remember when.

[Yipee]

PS It's back under the flower-pot ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Oh wow! I beat the weasel!

Oooohhhhhh, Smudgiekins! Where are you?

[ 01. July 2013, 08:29: Message edited by: PeteC ]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Pete, it ain't that much of an achievement!

[Razz]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Oh wow! I beat the weasel!

Oooohhhhhh, Smudgiekins! Where are you?

Here [Big Grin]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Ooh, first time I beat the penguin I think [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Everybody beat me today. [Frown]

Pearlie, have you been using the Guessometer for the Geo-guessing game and left it up a tree in southern Brazil?

[Devil]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
I never get the Simpsons ones right.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Pitifully, pathetically slow!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Tripled-damned Murrican teevee shows!

Off now. See you on Friday maybe.
 
Posted by Pearl B4 Swine (# 11451) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:

Pearlie, have you been using the Guessometer for the Geo-guessing game and left it up a tree in southern Brazil?
[/QB]

No. Last time I used it was a deserted road on the wrong end of Australia. Guesso doesn't know squat about where roads are. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Poor Pingu only got 9!

[Snigger]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pearl B4 Swine:
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:

Pearlie, have you been using the Guessometer for the Geo-guessing game and left it up a tree in southern Brazil?

No. Last time I used it was a deserted road on the wrong end of Australia ...
I tried it there and got the wrong end too. Must have been using it upside-down ... [Big Grin]

It wasn't much use on the quiz today either - there were two questions that I always guess, and usually guess wrongly. [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
First to play so first place, briefly - my 9/10 will soon be overtaken.

[Waterworks]
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Absolutely not easy!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Guessometer on excellent form today, unlike Speedometer, which wasn't - I was the slowest of the 10/10s - but that's still a big improvement on yesterday ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Getting distracted by random thoughts does NOT improve my performance times!

[Mad]
 
Posted by Pearl B4 Swine (# 11451) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
Guessometer on excellent form today, unlike Speedometer, which wasn't - I was the slowest of the 10/10s - but that's still a big improvement on yesterday ... [Big Grin]

A leisurely amble to a 10/10. Suits me.
By the way.... I heard that you only use your Speedo-meter when you're at the beach.

PB4S
[Snigger]
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
Felt slooooooooooooow today, but still 4th as of right now...
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
How can anyone do that in 26 seconds?
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I think anybody doing it that fast needs handicapping in some way [Big Grin]

Today a Very Easy classification that I agree with! What is the world coming to?
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
I think anybody doing it that fast needs handicapping in some way [Big Grin] ...

...particularly penguins!

[Biased]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
I think anybody doing it that fast needs handicapping in some way [Big Grin] ...

...particularly penguins!

[Biased]

ppffffft - I was handicapped by not reading the question properly and thus spending far too long re-reading the question. Each time I missed out the same word which actually gave the answer away. Off now to examine pictures of birds.
 
Posted by TurquoiseTastic (# 8978) on :
 
Aargh! Annoying self-referential quiz questions!
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by TurquoiseTastic:
Aargh! Annoying self-referential quiz questions!

Seconded [Frown]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Here is the link.

I should have come here to read the responses first.

So who knew that they were talking about quiz ratings, rather than general.

[ 05. July 2013, 23:00: Message edited by: PeteC ]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Pete!

Get that Guessometer serviced!

Please.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by ArachnidinElmet:
quote:
Originally posted by TurquoiseTastic:
Aargh! Annoying self-referential quiz questions!

Seconded [Frown]
Thirded, and reiterated... [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
self referential and a finger slip. [Mad]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Had no idea about one question, but made an offering to the Guessometer and it worked!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Oh you had it, did you? [Big Grin]

I doubt if it would have helped; I changed a right guess to a wrong one, which is never helpful. [Frown]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
One question so badly written that I spent half the time re-reading it to make sure I was answering the right question. [brick wall]

It must be that, because the alternative is that I'm getting old and easily distracted.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Scraped into the 10/10 group but slow because I am old and easily distracted!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
10/10 in 42 seconds ... that's better. [Smile]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Stupid Murrican Teevee comic show.
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
I feel your pain PeteC! Who knew (who cared)?
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
...and anyway that is a really stupid name to give a cat!
 
Posted by Pearl B4 Swine (# 11451) on :
 
I had a serious talk with Guessometer, during which I had a large hammer in my hand: 10/10, but slow.
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
Don't worry, I was quite a bit slower having been nobbled by my firewall fighting off a virus.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Do I feel bad about mis-guessing a question about a 'Murcan TV show that I've never watched? No.

Do I feel cross that it buggered my score? Bloody right I do! [Mad]

PS Pearlie, if you're nasty to the Guessometer, I shan't tell you which flowerpot it's under. [Big Grin]

[ 10. July 2013, 01:41: Message edited by: piglet ]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Some strange questions there [Ultra confused]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I hate it when I know the answer but my clicking-finger doesn't. [Mad]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Well, that was rubbish.
Still, at the moment I'm top of the leaderboard, so I won't knock it. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Oh dear, I'm so sorry Smudgiekins, but you're not top any more.

[Snigger]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
That was ridiculously easy.

What happened, Smudgiekins? [Frown]

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Like Smudgie yesterday I'm top so far!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
The Guessometer is smokin' hot today!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Indeed it is, but the Speedometer isn't. Especially when one's computer sits there doing bugger-all for a few seconds after one clicks "play".
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Changing a right answer to a wrong answer doesn't really help!

[Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
I would say that word the same, whatever country I was in, unless speaking to someone who didn't speak any English and assuming that I could speak the same language as they did. Got that one right but dispute the question [Biased]
 
Posted by Pearl B4 Swine (# 11451) on :
 
I see that Our Guessometer does not go to the freakin' movies, either.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Oh yes it does. [Big Grin] Third place!!! [Yipee]

**pats the Guessometer, gives it a wee dram and puts it back under the flowerpot**
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Top of the leaderboard on a Sunday!

.

.

...being first to play always helps.

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Top of the leaderboard on a Sunday!

.

.

...being first to play always helps, or being second to play when the other player is a dawdling weasel [Big Grin] .
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
[Killing me]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
The guessometer obviously doesn't function well in this heat. Maybe some Pimm's would have helped [Smile]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
The one I seem to get wrong most of the time but can never remember the answer I managed to get right today, so hopefully I'll remember now and get it right every time but...
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Geography grrrr!
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
Got interrupted while doing the quiz at work. Cost me about a minute [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Too bl**dy slow!

Again!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Some question setters have a bad case of Verbal Diahorrea when setting the questions. It takes three times as long to read the quesitons as it takes to answer them.
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
True, that. It's annoying, but I guess it's the same for everyone...
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
I have accumulated 126 FunTrivia bucks now - which means I can start looking for my next car to add to my collection. I'm quite liking this one, as I'm not all that good at this and it is a little cheaper than my last aquisition, a convertible. [Smile]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Had to be the Monster Truck of Destruction!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Phooey, after my week of peace, my son comes home from his trip to Scotland, accompanied by my brother, and both decide deliberately to distract me repeatedly while I'm trying to do the quiz. Seemed to find it amusing. Ratbags.
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
BOOM!! 10/10 today, and not even the slowest time (for once). Not bad considering at least two of them were guesses - not even educated guesses, just wild shots in the dark, because they seemed to "sound right."

Now I can look forward to getting my Big Blue Car quicker than I was expecting! :-)
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I'm in 7th place, but at 75 seconds I'm unlikely to stay there ... [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
...and displacing me by one lousy second!

Ah well, such is life, I don't bear grudges longer than a decade or two.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
My God! A factual Very Easy that didn't require an encyclopaedic knowledge of fanzines!
[Eek!]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Goodness, all 10 today!

Pats little guessometer and leaves a 750 ml bottle of single malt for it today
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Only 9. Mainly because I didn't understand the first question and spent about 15 seconds trying to work out what it was actually asking.
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
Interesting. I came down here to ask if anyone else had a problem with understanding Q1. Glad it's not just me. *phew*
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I ought to get to the Guessometer before it's had its liquid reward; one good guess and one duff one today.

eta: I'll only be calling in sporadically over the next three weeks as I'm going on holiday and may not always be near a functioning computer.

[ 21. July 2013, 03:27: Message edited by: piglet ]
 
Posted by Pearl B4 Swine (# 11451) on :
 
O nutz. The Guessometer will be sulky and pouty. You (piglet) know you're his favorite. [Biased]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I reckon that if Pete and piglet keep on encouraging it as they do it will soon by Guessing Under the Influence and will lose its reliability completely!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
A perfect score and Top of the Leaderboard, at least until somebody else has a go!

(Edited to add the Linkety-link.

Honestly, this fellow expects everybody else to do his work for him)

[ 22. July 2013, 07:50: Message edited by: Smudgie ]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Good little Guessometer came up spades. Still not any wiser as to who that person is.
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
Me neither.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
...(Edited to add the Linkety-link.

Honestly, this fellow expects everybody else to do his work for him)

My 'umble apologies O Glorious Penguin.

[Two face]

eta: oh dear, how very sad, I see somebody only got 8/10 today.

[Waterworks]

[ 22. July 2013, 10:10: Message edited by: Welease Woderwick ]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
oh dear, how very sad, I see somebody took 56 seconds today.


tessaB crowing slightly at having taken 54 seconds!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
[Killing me]

Congratulations, ma'am.
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Ouch, what a difficult quiz today. Guessometer needs recharging.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Fail. Multiple fail. Hit all my weak spots today.
[Waterworks]
 
Posted by Heavenly Anarchist (# 13313) on :
 
My knowledge of Wile. E Coyote far exceeds that of the Simpsons! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by not entirely me (# 17637) on :
 
I don't have a clue how the rest of you go so fast! Must remember to practise my speed reading.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Oh, phooey.

Has anyone calibrated the guessometer recently?
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
Worked fine for me!

Of course, that geography question was just a bit unfair, seeing as I can tell you from personal experience how to bike to all three of those towns from my house.
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Blast it! Not only 9/10 and a looong 80 seconds, but also 3 seconds slower than the weasel. Pride goeth etc.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Misread a question. [Waterworks]
 
Posted by Sylvander (# 12857) on :
 
Is it possible not to know the answer to two VERY EASY questions. [Eek!] I'll go and have a brain transplant. I'll also go for a swap. Anybody want to experience the blissful feel of carefree ignorance?
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Longer than usual today, but had to consult the little Guessometer!

[ 26. July 2013, 10:44: Message edited by: PeteC ]
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
BOOM!! 10/10 (again) - The guessometer is bang on today. Unfortunately that's more than can be said for my speedometer. [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Some very strange questions today!


eta: ...but I beat a certain flightless aquatic bird!

[ 27. July 2013, 07:16: Message edited by: Welease Woderwick ]
 
Posted by TurquoiseTastic (# 8978) on :
 
Urrgh - that was chastening...
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Hey, weasel!!! I bea'cha today!!!! [Yipee]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
9/10 in 58 seconds [Yipee] Above Weasel, PeteC and Smudgie, for today that is enough.
(I know tomorrow will bring me crashing down but tomorrow can take care of itself.)
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Full marks, top of the board [Eek!]
(Mind you our Turquoise friend hasn't played yet [Ultra confused] )

[ 28. July 2013, 12:33: Message edited by: tessaB ]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
You're still on top, tessaB, with only a couple of hours to go!
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Oh how are the mighty fallen [Hot and Hormonal]
Mind you it would have helped if I had clicked on the answer I knew to be right rather than the one below it. Still I suppose that made up for the complete guess I got right [Biased]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
The guessometer might be a secret alcoholic, but he was certainly functional today!

Hydrates little Guessie
 
Posted by Stejjie (# 13941) on :
 
Second day back on the quiz after a long hiatus - and 10/10 with 54 seconds isn't too shabby...

[ 29. July 2013, 10:32: Message edited by: Stejjie ]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Oh, wow! I beat Pinky and the Brain *

*aka weasel and Smudgie
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I'm glad you didn't refer to me as the brain!

[Eek!]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
10/10 in 42 seconds!

I have no idea how that happened!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I suppose it might help if I actually had ever watched the television show in question. [Disappointed]

Contemplates subscribing to some celebrity rag


[Projectile]

Oops, sorry about that!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Oh well, there is always tomorrow!
 
Posted by Sylvander (# 12857) on :
 
Almost last again.
It is all because of you folk! Nobody willing to swap brains with me. Sorely disappointed.
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sylvander:
Almost last again.
It is all because of you folk! Nobody willing to swap brains with me. Sorely disappointed.

I beat you - I mean I actually AM bottom. The guessometer just packed in after the seventh question. [Waterworks]
 
Posted by not entirely me (# 17637) on :
 
tried to be quick but my scrollometer and guessometer both failed. I'll be having words...
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
OMG, I beat Weasel. Again. [Yipee]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
It's pretty sad when a non-Shipmate is in top position. Again. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
I keep trying to knock her off, for the Honor of the Ship. The 1970's/1980's film questions keep on killing me.
AntisocialAlto, where are you? The Ship calls!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Honor? Ship?

What have you been smoking?
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Well that was fairly easy. I was never going to get a perfect score, though, because there was yet another question about an obscure Ammurican teevee show I've never heard of.

Puts guessometer in Naughty Corner
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Concentrated on time today and managed 10/10 in 31 seconds [Yipee]
Both guessometer and speedometer up to scratch!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
[Yipee]

Two days running I have beaten a certain aquatic avian!

[not that I would ever brag, of course.]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
The Guessometer was correct on one, and I changed it. Oh, well. Tomorrow, tomorrow, there's always tomorrow.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
You do well on Bible? [Eek!]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
well, I did today - 10/10!

[Ultra confused]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
You do well on Bible? [Eek!]

Not today, apparently. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
well, I did today - 10/10!

[Ultra confused]

Well done weasel!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I keep mixing up who avenged who. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Thanks TreeBee.

Not as good today, the very US-centric question left me with no ideas.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Bugger me! I got the song right, even though I had never heard of it, nor the group that recorded it!

[Eek!]

And I beat the weasel. Again! [Yipee]
 
Posted by The Rogue (# 2275) on :
 
Somehow I'm top for the month so far although today's effort will not keep me there. Can August stop now, please?
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Guessometer testing site.

Rats. Apparently I need to offer better bribes to the thing.
 
Posted by Stejjie (# 13941) on :
 
Eek, today's was hard - think that's my worst result (8/10 in 64 seconds) so far... [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Today the guessometer is working on Pimms and chocolate!
Now if I can just speed up a little [brick wall]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Only 43 seconds for a perfect score today!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Lucky you! [Waterworks]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
The Guessometer failed me today, possibly because we never have booze in the house so I couldn't wet its whistle for it.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
oh, tush! I give it water all the time. It worked for me! [Yipee]
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
I've upped my speedometer a bit recently but I'm afraid it's compromised the old guessometer's performance.
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Aaargh American football [Mad]
I don't even know anything about English football!
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
Having just been in America was quite useful. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Ok that was fairly easy. Now if I can halve my time I might have a chance. [Killing me]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
You still beat me!
 
Posted by Wet Kipper (# 1654) on :
 
i thought i might try and join in this month. Just so I don't get forgotten
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Hi, Wet Kipper! How could we ever forget you?

Oh great, someone else to beat me in the Quiz...

[Biased]
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
Oh my God, you mean I won yesterday?

*faints*
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I love fact filled quizzes. I [Axe murder] my little guessometer!

And I beat weasel. Again. [Yipee]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Not only did you beat me but so did that dratted penguin!

Most folks will beat me today as well - 8/10 won't win me anything.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I shoulda listened to the Guessometer! [Waterworks]

Why, yes, I did beat you today, weasel. You are an amazing prophet!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
...weasel. You are...amazing...!

[Hot and Hormonal]

I know, it's a cross I have to bear.

[Razz]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Humility forbids...... [Biased]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I'm back. I'm still rubbish at bits of the Old Testament, but I'm back ... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
My usual pedestrian pace but at least I managed 10/10.
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Trying to up my speed, lost my accuracy [brick wall]
Life's a balance!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
My usual pedestrian pace ...

... but a whole second faster than me. [Overused]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Pedestrian again, 10/10 again - and first to play so top of the table!
 
Posted by Tree Bee (# 4033) on :
 
Regarding yesterday's quiz, I was thrown that an American chewing gum brand has the same name as a verruca treatment!
Tasty!
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Top of the board until the really heavy hitters come along.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I beat the Annoying One™!

[ 13. August 2013, 10:14: Message edited by: PeteC ]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
I beat the Annoying One™!

I think not. The weasel was far, far faster than you.

There are some questions I take pride in not knowing the answers to. The first question on this quiz was one of them. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Sixth place, but with a rubbish time of 62 seconds, that won't last. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:

There are some questions I take pride in not knowing the answers to. The first question on this quiz was one of them. [Big Grin]

I seem to have got that one by "which sounds the most likely" guesswork.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Others had gone before me with 10/10 but I ended up top - although I know it won't last.
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Only 9/10 today. Will be taking a break for a few days as beloved husband and I are having a short holiday in Istanbul. Probably do me good to get away from the computer. Have fun [Biased]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Daughter-Unit wouldn't have missed that one. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Even more pathetically pedestrian than usual today but at least I got them all right.
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
Second-fastest AND second-most-wrong.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
10/10 in 42 seconds really doesn't cut it on "very easy" days ... [Frown]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Oh look!
Only two in the top ten.
I wonder who's top and who's last? [Biased]

I will enjoy my gloating for a minute or two because, even though I know that everyone else will get 10/10 in speedy times and knock my paultry 9/10 to the bottom of the pile, I won't be here to see it [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I really should listen to the Guessometer more often. I vaguely remembered (but discounted) the memory of one of my nieces going on and on and on and on... Still, I'm in good company, if a little removed.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I do enjoy beating A Certain Flightless Aquatic Bird on a Sunday - particularly in a faster time as well.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
She's there? Where?


Oh. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
I do enjoy beating A Certain Flightless Aquatic Bird ...

I suppose you're not averse to beating a certain cute little farmyard animal either ...

Speed merchant. [Big Grin]

Mind you, 10/10 in 47 seconds on a Sunday is pretty good by my standards, bearing in mind the antiquity of the computer chez Piglet.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
[Cool]

...erm...cute?
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
Dammit. He who hesistates for one extra second has lost.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I [Axe murder] fillum-less quizzes!
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
I [Axe murder] fillum-less quizzes!

It was the fillum-related bit of it that brought me undone!
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
I'm Back!
10/10 in 41 seconds. Oh I missed this [Yipee]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I [Axe murder] harder quizzes. They're usually so easy as they involve facts rather than fillums or celebrity trivia.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
I [Axe murder] harder quizzes ...

So do I, especially when I know the answers ... [Big Grin]

Fifth place today, but I don't expect that to last.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
8 seconds faster than me [Waterworks]

I see Smudgie is very much is a support role today.

[Two face]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
That's a very kind way to say Dead last

I must remember that one.

eta: Guessometer testing site.

[ 20. August 2013, 17:58: Message edited by: PeteC ]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I would classify that as easy rather than as average!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
One second slower than a weasel - not bad for a woman who spent half the night chasing a hamster round the lounge (*typing this through half-closed eyes)
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Erm, six seconds according to my maths!

[Did you catch the hamster ok?]
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
I just spent several seconds at the end of the quiz fumbling my mouse and not clicking on the submit button onscreen. [Disappointed]

I don't think it was 5 seconds, so I'm not saying my lack of coordination has cost me victory, but I've definitely dropped down the table as a result.

It's one thing to not know the answers, it's quite another to not know where the Stop button is!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
When it takes over 15 seconds to load the quiz how can I hope to get a reasonable time?
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Really repetitive quiz. I think they need to change their edition of The Book of Quizzes.
 
Posted by Wet Kipper (# 1654) on :
 
especially if it gets rid of all the exceptionally long winded questions which have stupidly easy answers - it then becomes a competiion in speed reading, rather than knowledge
 
Posted by Sylvander (# 12857) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
One second slower than a weasel - not bad for a woman who spent half the night chasing a hamster round the lounge (*typing this through half-closed eyes)

You are, I hope, aware that penguins eat fish, not hamsters? I hope you did not catch it.
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Really repetitive quiz. I think they need to change their edition of The Book of Quizzes.

One of today's questions was completely absurd. Even though I figured out the 'right' answer, that wasn't a quiz question in any normal sense of the word.
 
Posted by Pearl B4 Swine (# 11451) on :
 
I was expecting to be the only player NOT to get 10/10. Whew !
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Well, Saturday's quiz, although nominated harder, was certainly dead easy.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I've said it before and I'll say it again - going off in a daydream in the middle of the quiz really mucks up the time!!!
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
I've said it before and I'll say it again - going off in a daydream in the middle of the quiz really mucks up the time!!!

And going into "don't actually read the answers" mode when responding to questions doesn't really do wonders for your score either. Idiot! [brick wall]
(Seriously, I even noticed that was what I was doing and didn't alter it. Obviously I am up too early this morning!)
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Fell down on the minor starlets film question - GRRRRRR!!!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Yeah, but did he?

Pats faithful little guessometer. Obviously it feels better than yesterday when it had a tummy upset. Just water today.
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
More haste, less speed, fool. Oy. [Disappointed]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Garbage!
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
Ditto.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Good grief, what happened to you lot? I went through thinking "This has to be the easiest harder quiz I've seen", slowed down only by the after effects of a sleepless night. And there's you pair, whining about getting only 8 right.

Penguin Power [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Good grief, what happened to you lot? I went through thinking "This has to be the easiest harder quiz I've seen", slowed down only by the after effects of a sleepless night. And there's you pair, whining about getting only 8 right.

Penguin Power [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I was just coming here to say how insufferable She would be.

I was right.
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
Sorry Smudgie [Razz]
 
Posted by Wm Dewy (# 16712) on :
 
One hundred forty-five seconds! I'm always a little slow, but I was interrupted.
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Hmm, equal with Smudgie. Am I improving or is she getting worse?
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
I'm grateful to the four kind souls who made a bigger bollocks of that quiz than I did. [Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Beating a Circus Host is SO satisfying!

[Cool]
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
Isn't the challenge usually to beat both of us?
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
At my age I take my victories where I can.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Tag-team-time... Ariston, your turn to massacre the opposition! [Big Grin]

(OK, OK, I'll let you old boys gloat for a little while at the fact that I guessed about 90% of the answers and managed to guess one incorrectly. After all, not everyone's head is full of inane trivia [Biased] )
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
...After all, not everyone's head is full of inane trivia [Biased] )

I've met you, remember!

[Two face]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
...After all, not everyone's head is full of inane trivia [Biased] )

I've met you, remember!

[Two face]

I don't recall.
Q.E.D
[Big Grin]


[Two face]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Sorry to anyone who has the guessometer after me - I've given it a real workout. About eight of those answers were complete guesses!
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
@PeteC

My speedometer's better than yours today! [Smile]
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
Borrowed the guessometer and it was working perfectly. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
... Pats faithful little guessometer. Obviously it feels better than yesterday when it had a tummy upset. Just water today.

That must be awfully good water you have there, Uncle Pete - it worked perfectly today and put me in sixth place.

[Yipee]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
SO slow!!
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
...but I see I have beaten at least one Circus Host today already!

[Cool]
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
Brand name guess for the win!
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by orfeo:
Brand name guess for the win!

... or not. [Frown]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
...jj polishes the Guessometer and puts a pretty ribbon on it...
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Bloody moving films. Bloody dead actors. That is all.

[ 30. August 2013, 06:38: Message edited by: PeteC ]
 
Posted by tessaB (# 8533) on :
 
Slowed down by brain freeze and worrying whether they meant letters 'in total' or 'individual'. Slow, slow but never quick quick!
 
Posted by Mark Betts (# 17074) on :
 
10/10, but the speedometer needs a kicking again.

211 FunTrivia bucks now - still need 289 more for my Big Blue Car. [Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Currently I have more than enough to get myself an aircraft carrier and almost enough to get a flying saucer as well!
 
Posted by Pearl B4 Swine (# 11451) on :
 
I tried hard to nudge PeteC off the bottom rung, but couldn't quite do it. [Biased]
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
I have a UFO and a money tree. I could buy the aircraft carrier, or a bunch of cats and unicorns.

Decisions, decisions.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
I have a UFO and a money tree. I could buy the aircraft carrier, or a bunch of cats and unicorns.

Decisions, decisions.

Strangely, I have NO idea what any of you are going on about. Status quo ante, then.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Pete, if you are signed in on the Quiz page and click on Awards then have a look through the four categories of virtual prizes on offer all shall be made clear.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Oh.

Actually I hardly ever click on links in websites that depend on advertising for fear of even more spam.

Except when hosting when I grit my teeth and bite the bullet and take one for the gipper (whatever that means)

No, don't tell me. I've enough useless answers to deal with.

Warning for those who care: Top of page coming up.

[ 31. August 2013, 06:23: Message edited by: PeteC ]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I'm stuck between Pete and Smudgie -

aaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhhh!!

Here's the link.
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
Darn. Today I didn't just guess one wrong, I actually got it wrong outright, as in I thought I knew the answer and I didn't.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
I'm stuck between Pete and Smudgie -

aaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhhh!!

You lucky, lucky man [Big Grin]
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
It's obviously better than being stuck between Welease Woderwick and Smudgie. That'd be a Wedgie.

[ 31. August 2013, 09:19: Message edited by: orfeo ]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Orfeo - [Killing me] [Killing me]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Come on, Piglet. You should know better than to encourage him! [Biased]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Slower than Pingu [just as accurate] but then she has [comparative] youth on her side.

[Razz]
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Slower than Pingu [just as accurate] but then she has [comparative] youth on her side.

[Razz]

If that's the case, then I must have been much faster [Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
Come on, Piglet. You should know better than to encourage him! [Biased]

Sorry, Pingu - you're quite right but it tickled my funny-bone. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Another damned fillum with an unknown actor. [Disappointed]

Ah, well, I never wanted to be top dog, anyway. A footsoldier in the service of the Lord, that's me.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
The Guessometer really earned its keep today. [Smile]

**administers large dram**
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
My goodness. Did you know we are in the top 10 tournaments on the trivia site? In terms of how many players.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
I was looking all over the scores for weasel.

Calls:

quote:
Weasel! Weasel Weasel??
Oh.


There he is!


[Big Grin]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by orfeo:
My goodness. Did you know we are in the top 10 tournaments on the trivia site? In terms of how many players.

Not in terms of quality of players? [Big Grin]

I managed 10/10 in 39 seconds and 8th place - [Yipee]
 
Posted by L'organist (# 17338) on :
 
I remembered Captain Kirk's middle name - how sad is that [Snigger]
 
Posted by Sioni Sais (# 5713) on :
 
On my return I was stoned by the last question.
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
All hard quizzes should be that hard. I think that might be the first time I've cracked 40 seconds.

Just waiting for the easy quiz tomorrow with an illegible question about lint.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
I was two seconds faster than Marvin! What a special feeling!! [Yipee]
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
Not in terms of quality of players? [Big Grin]

I think our average score was pretty darn good, actually.
 
Posted by not entirely me (# 17637) on :
 
Wahay!!!! Top of the leaderboard!


(shhh! about me being the only one on it)
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
100% again today - I wonder what PeteC will get when he plays...


...oh, he's played already, I didn't notice him down there!
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
I detest 'quiz' questions that don't deal in hard, verifiable facts. If I wanted a class in social etiquette that's not the site I'd go to.
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
Damned actresses. If I pick one, it's the other. If I pick a third, it's the second one. Or the first, or the fourth!
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
I was two seconds faster than Marvin! What a special feeling!! [Yipee]

I spent about five seconds wondering if I'd got question 9 right. Silly mistake, really.
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
Damned actresses ...

... but the Guessometer was right on with actors!

**administers large dram**
 
Posted by Lucia (# 15201) on :
 
Being rather out of practice at the quiz at present, I'm feeling slightly smug to be currently in 10th place!
 
Posted by not entirely me (# 17637) on :
 
I did not take over 50000 seconds!!! It crashed when I attempted to submit it this morning then submitted on my 2nd attempt this evening but decided on giving me a stupid time. Grrrrr!!!

[Frown]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
38 seconds won't win me any prizes but it is pretty quick for me!
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
As was 67 for me. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
Part of my poor timing is down to hesitation in disbelief that anyone should ask anything quite that stupid!
 
Posted by Sioni Sais (# 5713) on :
 
I got the movie question right!!!
 
Posted by Ariston (# 10894) on :
 
O Beloved Guessometer, savior of the clueless who never saw certain movies that were way, way before their time,
Thanks for working for once. Almost makes up for a few of those other times.
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Part of my poor timing is down to hesitation in disbelief that anyone should ask anything quite that stupid!

Ye Gods, yes. Gesturing at the screen takes up valuable seconds.

[ 07. September 2013, 20:28: Message edited by: ArachnidinElmet ]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ariston:
O Beloved Guessometer, savior of the clueless who never saw certain movies that were way, way before their time,
Thanks for working for once ...

Didn't work for me ... [Frown]

For once I get a half-decent time and I get let down by a question about an actress I've never heard of in a film I've never seen.

[Mad]
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
Wasted a second or two correcting a wrong answer, ended up 1 second behind the lead. [brick wall]
 
Posted by ArachnidinElmet (# 17346) on :
 
Chuffing touchpads and crap motor function. I knew that answer. Grr.
 
Posted by Wet Kipper (# 1654) on :
 
not logging on at the weekends is going to cost me dear in the overall standings.... [Disappointed]
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
... and yet another obscure, long dead "musician".

[Disappointed]
 
Posted by piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Yea and amen, Pete. [Mad]
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
Obscure? He was a star! Died before I was born and I knew who it was.
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
You'll be telling me that you've never heard Don McLean's song next...
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Leorning Cniht:
You'll be telling me that you've never heard Don McLean's song next...

Who? What?
 
Posted by PeteC (# 10422) on :
 
In re: today's quiz:

The reason I took so long was by stopping to consider the 5(2) was also a viable option.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
I should have listened to the Guessometer. *sigh*
 
Posted by orfeo (# 13878) on :
 
Has anyone ever tried to submit a correction? I get a blank window when I click on the link.

There's a question today that is semi-wrong. The explanation given for the answer is certainly wrong.
 
Posted by Welease Woderwick (# 10424) on :
 
I have this recurring fantasy that one day I will not be able to answer any of the questions and score a big, fat zero but so far it hasn't occurred.
 
Posted by Smudgie (# 2716) on :
 
Slowed down by cat snoozing on lap thus necessitating one-handed control of laptop balancing at long distance on the arm of the chair, and distracted by boy deciding