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Re: PT Millionaire Returning

#101 Post by MarleysGh0st » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:23 am

andrewjackson wrote:
Jeemie wrote:Happy Fred.

Sad Fred.

Marble Mouth.

Don't forget the one day of Motor Mouth.

On the clock.

Ah!! The memories!!
I'll never forget Motor Mouth.
I survived the Motor Mouth challenge and I still couldn't get a call-back the next day. :(

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Re: PT Millionaire Returning

#102 Post by littlebeast13 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:26 am

MarleysGh0st wrote:
andrewjackson wrote:
Jeemie wrote:Happy Fred.

Sad Fred.

Marble Mouth.

Don't forget the one day of Motor Mouth.

On the clock.

Ah!! The memories!!
I'll never forget Motor Mouth.
I survived the Motor Mouth challenge and I still couldn't get a call-back the next day. :(

I didn't pass Motor Mouth, but I did qualify for that PPP 3 days later from a payphone at noisy Busch Stadium 5 minutes before the game started, writing down the choices on the back of a folded up piece of paper. I thought for sure it was meant to be.....

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Every Knight Needs a Squire

#103 Post by EugeneF » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:34 am

I am available as a phone-a-friend.

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#104 Post by silvercamaro » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:36 am

EugeneF wrote:I am available as a phone-a-friend.

Eugene
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Re: PT Millionaire Returning

#105 Post by Jeemie » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:20 am

MarleysGh0st wrote:
andrewjackson wrote:
Jeemie wrote:Happy Fred.

Sad Fred.

Marble Mouth.

Don't forget the one day of Motor Mouth.

On the clock.

Ah!! The memories!!
I'll never forget Motor Mouth.
I survived the Motor Mouth challenge and I still couldn't get a call-back the next day. :(
I nearly survived Motor Mouth.

I got 4 of 5 correct and just missed the 5th one- I had the order right but fat-fingered the dialing (thought I'd throw another oldie but goodie Bored Term in there!)

I ended up qualifying for the PPP the next night, but did not get called.

4 Round 2 callbacks though- I think only jmcachran might have gotten more.
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Re: PT Millionaire Returning

#106 Post by megaaddict » Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:18 pm

I hope they bring back the 50/50. In my Hot Seat Fantasy I have both this lifeline and the Double Dip available for the 15th question.

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#107 Post by gsabc » Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:27 pm

megaaddict wrote:I hope they bring back the 50/50. In my Hot Seat Fantasy I have both this lifeline and the Double Dip available for the 15th question.
This is one of my greatest frustrations with being unable to get randomly chosen by TPTB: The SuperMillionaire stack with the "Which Indian tribe shared the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims?" question at $1MM. That was my chosen tape date, I very possibly would have won the FF for that stack, and I would have been looking at the $2.5MM question with the 50/50 and DD at the ready. Woulda, coulda, shoulda. One gets tired of being an oh-fer.
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Re: PT Millionaire Returning

#108 Post by Jeemie » Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:56 pm

gsabc wrote:
megaaddict wrote:I hope they bring back the 50/50. In my Hot Seat Fantasy I have both this lifeline and the Double Dip available for the 15th question.
This is one of my greatest frustrations with being unable to get randomly chosen by TPTB: The SuperMillionaire stack with the "Which Indian tribe shared the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims?" question at $1MM. That was my chosen tape date, I very possibly would have won the FF for that stack, and I would have been looking at the $2.5MM question with the 50/50 and DD at the ready. Woulda, coulda, shoulda. One gets tired of being an oh-fer.
I still remember the day of the Dursting.

That was one of my selected tape dates, and I was 5/5 in Round Two.

I could've won the FF and gotten to the $1 million on not one, but TWO of the stacks in that show.

PS John Carpenter's tape date was also one I selected and got a R2 callback for...but that was the one where I got the first four questions right, then got a Seinfeld question. I remember saying "I know EVERYTHING about Seinfeld..." while Fred was saying "Arrange these Seinfeld stars in order by age, starting with the youngest, to which I replied "...EXCEPT THAT!!!"

I got the order correct, but I was flustered and entered them in from oldest-youngest.

Oh well...
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#109 Post by chad1m » Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:42 pm

Thanks for the rules posting, Marley. Judging by current Syndie and past Super rules/eligibility requirements, I guess I'll have to sit this opportunity out. I'm sure I'll still play the Phone Game for fun though, if/when it rolls around.
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Re: PT Millionaire Returning

#110 Post by MarleysGh0st » Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:45 pm

chad1m wrote:Judging by current Syndie and past Super rules/eligibility requirements, I guess I'll have to sit this opportunity out.
Thanks for giving some of the rest of us a chance! :wink:

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#111 Post by chad1m » Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:00 pm

Hahaha. Only by force, though! :-D
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Re: PT Millionaire Returning

#112 Post by rayxtwo » Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:37 pm

I thought the guy that was "Fred" passed on a few years ago. I'm not on the bored very much anymore, but I thought I remember seeing his passing noted.

Another job for lb.


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Re: PT Millionaire Returning

#113 Post by Beebs52 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:30 pm

HolyCRAP! Take a day off or so to do yard work and look what I miss!

WHOOO HOOOO!

Now, where's that brain I used to have?
Oh please.

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Re: PT Millionaire Returning

#114 Post by Estonut » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:00 pm

Marley,

You mentioned the prize table not coming out quite right. If you wrap the text using the "Code" tag(s), it will be printed out in a monospace (each letter the same width) format. Our default font uses proportional spacing (where "i" uses less width than "m") and does not seem to preserve long strings of spaces.

I pasted your table into notepad (which is monospaced) so I could line up the spacing and then pasted it back in between the "" tags. I wasn't sure if it would be preserved properly within a quote, but that seems to have worked as desired, too!
WWTBAM Website wrote:

Code: Select all

PRIZE TABLE
Question   Correct Answer Dollar Value   Incorrect Answer Dollar Value
1                                $1000                               0
2                                $2000                               0
3                                $3000                               0
4                                $4000                               0
5                               $5,000                               0
6                              $10,000                          $5,000
7                              $20,000                          $5,000
8                              $30,000                          $5,000
9                              $50,000                          $5,000
10                            $100,000                          $5,000
11                            $500,000                        $100,000
12                          $1,000,000                        $100,000
13                          $2,500,000                        $100,000
14                          $5,000,000                        $100,000
15                         $10,000,000                        $100,000
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Re: PT Millionaire Returning

#115 Post by MarleysGh0st » Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:03 am

Estonut wrote:Marley,

You mentioned the prize table not coming out quite right. If you wrap the text using the "Code" tag(s), it will be printed out in a monospace (each letter the same width) format. Our default font uses proportional spacing (where "i" uses less width than "m") and does not seem to preserve long strings of spaces.

I pasted your table into notepad (which is monospaced) so I could line up the spacing and then pasted it back in between the "" tags. I wasn't sure if it would be preserved properly within a quote, but that seems to have worked as desired, too!
WWTBAM Website wrote:

Code: Select all

PRIZE TABLE
Question   Correct Answer Dollar Value   Incorrect Answer Dollar Value
1                                $1000                               0
2                                $2000                               0
3                                $3000                               0
4                                $4000                               0
5                               $5,000                               0
6                              $10,000                          $5,000
7                              $20,000                          $5,000
8                              $30,000                          $5,000
9                              $50,000                          $5,000
10                            $100,000                          $5,000
11                            $500,000                        $100,000
12                          $1,000,000                        $100,000
13                          $2,500,000                        $100,000
14                          $5,000,000                        $100,000
15                         $10,000,000                        $100,000
Thanks for the tip. That does help, although it might confuse people seeing the "Code" tag. Since Chad has found the particular information he was looking for (even if it wasn't the answer he wanted) I'll just leave my post unedited, this time, but I'll keep this trick in mind.

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Re: PT Millionaire Returning

#116 Post by dodgersteve182 » Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:01 pm

Great news! Practice up on those Phone Q's, the last rounds were a little bit tough, not to mention you have to get picked from random if you do pass. 8)

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Re: PT Millionaire Returning

#117 Post by AlphaDummy » Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:27 pm

Amazing.

For the first time in five years, I have this feeling that I will have a fair chance ("fair" as in "honest", as opposed to "above average") of parking my hiney in the hot seat. I could not participate in Million Dollar Buddy due to circumstances at work, and I did not consider the cell-phone drawing to be any kind of a chance at all (I know, I had as good a chance as anybody - which is to say "infinitesimal"). Now, though, hope is back to alive.

Bring it on, Fred. I may or - far more likely - may not get there. I'll be trying, though.

(Yes, I know. A lot of people say I am really trying. But I digress...)
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#118 Post by SportsFan68 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:00 pm

AlphaDummy wrote:Amazing.

For the first time in five years, I have this feeling that I will have a fair chance ("fair" as in "honest", as opposed to "above average") of parking my hiney in the hot seat. I could not participate in Million Dollar Buddy due to circumstances at work, and I did not consider the cell-phone drawing to be any kind of a chance at all (I know, I had as good a chance as anybody - which is to say "infinitesimal"). Now, though, hope is back to alive.

Bring it on, Fred. I may or - far more likely - may not get there. I'll be trying, though.

(Yes, I know. A lot of people say I am really trying. But I digress...)
Yay, AD!

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#119 Post by Rafferbee » Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:28 pm

AlphaDummy wrote:Amazing.

For the first time in five years, I have this feeling that I will have a fair chance ("fair" as in "honest", as opposed to "above average") of parking my hiney in the hot seat. I could not participate in Million Dollar Buddy due to circumstances at work, and I did not consider the cell-phone drawing to be any kind of a chance at all (I know, I had as good a chance as anybody - which is to say "infinitesimal"). Now, though, hope is back to alive.

Bring it on, Fred. I may or - far more likely - may not get there. I'll be trying, though.

(Yes, I know. A lot of people say I am really trying. But I digress...)
If I have to give birth in the audience, I will be there when you're in the Hot Seat, AD!

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Re: PT Millionaire Returning

#120 Post by peacock2121 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:37 am

moonie wrote:I would love to chair the BB Reunion Committee! Can we get a bunch of BBs to come in for a few days? ( I know Kay & Judy would do it).

We We/We's can throw a party!
Make sure I am on the invite list!

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#121 Post by peacock2121 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:38 am

EugeneF wrote:I am available as a phone-a-friend.

Eugene
And.........


He beat bob##s to the punch.

Who ever woulda thought that was possible?

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#122 Post by MarleysGh0st » Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:48 am

peacock2121 wrote:
EugeneF wrote:I am available as a phone-a-friend.

Eugene
And.........


He beat bob##s to the punch.

Who ever woulda thought that was possible?
Eugene is new here.

He doesn't realize that Bob is always available as a PAF.



And that he's on the PAF speed dial list. :wink:

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#123 Post by EugeneF » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:17 pm

AlphaDummy wrote:Amazing.

For the first time in five years, I have this feeling that I will have a fair chance ("fair" as in "honest", as opposed to "above average") of parking my hiney in the hot seat. I could not participate in Million Dollar Buddy due to circumstances at work, and I did not consider the cell-phone drawing to be any kind of a chance at all (I know, I had as good a chance as anybody - which is to say "infinitesimal"). Now, though, hope is back to alive.

Bring it on, Fred. I may or - far more likely - may not get there. I'll be trying, though.

(Yes, I know. A lot of people say I am really trying. But I digress...)
The best of luck!

Your Phone a Friend (in more than one sense),

Eugene

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#124 Post by EugeneF » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:19 pm

MarleysGh0st wrote:
peacock2121 wrote:
EugeneF wrote:I am available as a phone-a-friend.

Eugene
And.........


He beat bob##s to the punch.

Who ever woulda thought that was possible?
Eugene is new here.

He doesn't realize that Bob is always available as a PAF.



And that he's on the PAF speed dial list. :wink:

Bob and I might not be mutually exclusive. We could both be PAFs. What are his specialties? Mine are the liberal arts--especially history.

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#125 Post by KillerTomato » Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:39 pm

EugeneF wrote:
MarleysGh0st wrote:
peacock2121 wrote: And.........


He beat bob##s to the punch.

Who ever woulda thought that was possible?
Eugene is new here.

He doesn't realize that Bob is always available as a PAF.



And that he's on the PAF speed dial list. :wink:

Bob and I might not be mutually exclusive. We could both be PAFs. What are his specialties? Mine are the liberal arts--especially history.

Eugene

So the Reagan and both Bush presidencies wouldn't qualify, huh?

But there are those who are glad they're history.

:D

Eugene, I for one would go on record as one who would pick you as a PAF in a heartbeat, if I weren't cursed by the ghosts of Fred and Motor Mouth (whom I liked to call "Ethel").
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