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Transcript 9/26/17B Eugene Byon (eybyon)

#1 Post by BBTranscriptTeam » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:10 pm

(shown in the first slot on 1/9/18)

Eugene Byon (BB eybyon)
Houston, TX
Eugene is a father of three.

$500
A word you might find in a negative TripAdvisor review, which of the following terms is commonly used to describe a rundown hotel?
A: Fleabag B: Roachsack
C: Spiderbox D: Bedbugbucket

Eugene is not familiar with any of these terms. He's really embarrassed but he has to use his ATA.
Spoiler
A: 69% B: 17% C: 3% D: 11%

Spoiler
A: Fleabag

$1,000
Sixteenth-century spear-fighting legend Hattori Hanzo achieved folk hero status in Japan for being one of the few ever to hold which two cool job titles simultaneously?
A: Astronaut & Cowboy B: Samurai & Ninja
C: Rock Star & Baseball Player D: Game Show Host & Dating Show Host

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B: Samurai & Ninja

$2,000
Calling it "a new force at breakfast," in the '80s Kellogg's released what cereal as a tie-in with "Star Wars"?
A: Cream of Ewok B: Honey Death Star Crunch
C: C-3PO's D: Lando Cal-Raisin Bran

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C: C-3PO's

$3,000
Though Central Park has a total area of only about 1.3 square miles, the entirety of which of these countries could fit inside it with plenty of room to spare?
A: Mongolia B: Monaco
C: Morocco D: Madagascar

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B: Monaco

$5,000
Replacing it with a generic human silhouette, in 2017 Twitter retired which object, long-used as the default image for accounts without a profile picture?
A: Acorn B: Smiley face
C: Egg D: Question mark

Spoiler
C: Egg

First commercial break

$7,000
Which of the following is a shadow cast by an eclipse, and NOT a sportswear company, a song by Rihanna, or a type of Pokémon?
A: Umbra B: Umbro
C: Umbreon D: Umbrella

Eugene believes
Spoiler
Umbrella is the Rihanna song and the Pokémon is probably Umbreon.

Spoiler
Eugene's +1 is his friend, Mike Carney, someone he met online on a puzzle forum. Mike's brother plays soccer and he knows Umbro makes soccer shorts. He's 95% sure of Umbra.

Spoiler
A: Umbra

$10,000
What 37th U.S. president once claimed, "If there had been a good rap group around" when he was young, "I might have chosen a career in music instead"?
A: Jimmy Carter B: Bill Clinton
C: Richard Nixon D: John F. Kennedy

Eugene
Spoiler
cannot remember the 37th president but he knows rap wasn't a thing when JFK was president, nor Nixon, nor Carter.

Spoiler
Eugene guesses Bill Clinton.
Eugene then freaks out because Chris is "making a face! Oh, no! You're making a face!"
The correct answer is C: Richard Nixon
Eugene wins $5,000.

Second commercial break
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#2 Post by Agrajag » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:39 pm

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:MI - 16???i [second-run 9/26]

Eugene Byon
Houston, TX
Eugene is a father of three.

$500
A word you might find in a negative TripAdvisor review, which of the following terms is commonly used to describe a rundown hotel?
A: Fleabag B: Roachsack
C: Spiderbox D: Bedbugbucket

Eugene is not familiar with any of these terms. He's really embarassed but he has to use his ATA
Spoiler
A: 69% B: 17% C: 3% D: 11%

Spoiler
A: Fleabag
I'd probably have to use the ATA too. Fleabag I always thought was a description of a person ("He's such a fleabag!") and was leaning toward Roachsack but I've never heard of that word. Looking back, I guess I should have known the $500 answer would be the one word I've heard of and not the three "funny" answers that are similar....

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#3 Post by eybyon » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:52 pm

Agrajag wrote:I'd probably have to use the ATA too. Fleabag I always thought was a description of a person ("He's such a fleabag!") and was leaning toward Roachsack but I've never heard of that word. Looking back, I guess I should have known the $500 answer would be the one word I've heard of and not the three "funny" answers that are similar....
Thanks for sharing! Comforting to know. And wow, I haven’t been here in ages. Figured now might be a good time to post again as any. What’d I miss? :wink:

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#4 Post by earendel » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:19 am

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:Eugene Byon
Houston, TX
Eugene is a father of three.
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:$500
A word you might find in a negative TripAdvisor review, which of the following terms is commonly used to describe a rundown hotel?
A: Fleabag B: Roachsack
C: Spiderbox D: Bedbugbucket

Eugene is not familiar with any of these terms. He's really embarassed but he has to use his ATA
Spoiler
A: 69% B: 17% C: 3% D: 11%

Spoiler
A: Fleabag
This doesn't bode well.
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:$10,000
What 37th U.S. president once claimed, "If there had been a good rap group around" when he was young, "I might have chosen a career in music instead"?
A: Jimmy Carter B: Bill Clinton
C: Richard Nixon D: John F. Kennedy

Eugene
Spoiler
cannot remember the 37th president but he knows rap wasn't a thing when JFK was president, nor Nixon, nor Carter.

Spoiler
Eugene guesses Bill Clinton.
Eugene then freaks out because Chris is "making a face! Oh, no! You're making a face!"
The correct answer is C: Richard Nixon
Eugene wins $5,000
Counting backward, GHW Bush was 41, Reagan was 40, Carter was 39, Ford was 38, so that makes Nixon 37.
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#5 Post by jarnon » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:06 am

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:$7,000
Which of the following is a shadow cast by an eclipse, and NOT a sportswear company, a song by Rihanna, or a type of Pokémon?
A: Umbra B: Umbro
C: Umbreon D: Umbrella

Eugene believes
Spoiler
Umbrella is the Rihanna song and the Pokémon is probably Umbreon.

Spoiler
Eugene's +1 is his friend, Mike Carney, someone he met online on a puzzle forum. Mike's brother plays soccer and he knows Umbro makes soccer shorts. He's 95% sure of Umbra.

Spoiler
A: Umbra
Easier now since I just saw the eclipse in South Carolina.
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:$10,000
What 37th U.S. president once claimed, "If there had been a good rap group around" when he was young, "I might have chosen a career in music instead"?
A: Jimmy Carter B: Bill Clinton
C: Richard Nixon D: John F. Kennedy

Eugene
Spoiler
cannot remember the 37th president but he knows rap wasn't a thing when JFK was president, nor Nixon, nor Carter.

Spoiler
Eugene guesses Bill Clinton.
Eugene then freaks out because Chris is "making a face! Oh, no! You're making a face!"
The correct answer is C: Richard Nixon
Eugene wins $5,000.
I would have gone down too. Even after reading the right answer, I can't imagine Nixon rapping. And as Eugene pointed out, Clinton is closest to the rap era.

Amazing that after 18 years and five hosts, the "Nixon rule" is still valid.

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#6 Post by eybyon » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:13 am

Thanks for all the comments so far! Planning to tell all after my national airing on 1/9/18.

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#7 Post by BackInTex » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:54 am

Howdy neighbor!

Fleabag - got it
Samurai & Ninja - obvious
C-3PO's - educated guess, not sure if I would have ATA if in the hotseat. Easy enough from the office chair here, though.
I would have used the ATA on the Twitter question in not used above. Othewise +1.
Umbra - got it, of course (ref. my trip to WY to see the umbra)
I got the President question, but it took me longer to count back from GHWB (41) than it should have. Not sure if I would have under the pressure of the hotseat. Again, easy in my current chair.
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#8 Post by ghostjmf » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:45 pm

As this was a BB, I will play along before program airs in my area

2K: Don't know, but C3PO makes most sense

5K: I know nothing about Twitter beyond their birdie logo & 140 char rule. I guess birdie logo points toward egg. How do you even know its not just an oval?

10K: Focus on who was 37th. Remember JKF 35th? Music is *not* the clue here, but Bill Clinton playing sax is a distractor.

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#9 Post by Estonut » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:50 pm

ghostjmf wrote:How do you even know its not just an oval?
Because ovals don't have a pointy end.
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#10 Post by Bob78164 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:15 pm

For some reason, whenever I'm counting presidents (other than the very early ones, of course), for as long as I can remember my point of reference has been
Spoiler
Nixon
as the 37th. But it really shouldn't be that hard to count backward from Bush 41 and Bush 43. --Bob
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#11 Post by Estonut » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:29 am

Bob78164 wrote:For some reason, whenever I'm counting presidents (other than the very early ones, of course), for as long as I can remember my point of reference has been
Spoiler
Nixon
as the 37th. But it really shouldn't be that hard to count backward from Bush 41 and Bush 43.
You're making the assumption that EVERYONE knows the Bushes were 41 and 43. They don't.
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#12 Post by Bob78164 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:43 am

Estonut wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:For some reason, whenever I'm counting presidents (other than the very early ones, of course), for as long as I can remember my point of reference has been
Spoiler
Nixon
as the 37th. But it really shouldn't be that hard to count backward from Bush 41 and Bush 43.
You're making the assumption that EVERYONE knows the Bushes were 41 and 43. They don't.
My point is that's how they were pretty widely known during George W. Bush's Administration. --Bob
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#13 Post by littlebeast13 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:40 am

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:$10,000
What 37th U.S. president once claimed, "If there had been a good rap group around" when he was young, "I might have chosen a career in music instead"?
A: Jimmy Carter B: Bill Clinton
C: Richard Nixon D: John F. Kennedy

Eugene
Spoiler
cannot remember the 37th president but he knows rap wasn't a thing when JFK was president, nor Nixon, nor Carter.

Spoiler
Eugene guesses Bill Clinton.
Eugene then freaks out because Chris is "making a face! Oh, no! You're making a face!"
The correct answer is C: Richard Nixon
Eugene wins $5,000.

If I'm writing this question, there's no way I leave out Ronnie Reagan as a distractor given that he was President when rap first burst out into the mainstream...




Also cracks me up that Fleabag and Umbreon appeared as choices in the same stack. Anyone who reads my Shelf Critter Theatre posts on my blog (which would be nobody here) would get why I find that funny. And I only knew C-3P0's existed because I once mocked shitty licensed cereals...

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#14 Post by Estonut » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:03 am

Bob78164 wrote:
Estonut wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:For some reason, whenever I'm counting presidents (other than the very early ones, of course), for as long as I can remember my point of reference has been
Spoiler
Nixon
as the 37th. But it really shouldn't be that hard to count backward from Bush 41 and Bush 43.
You're making the assumption that EVERYONE knows the Bushes were 41 and 43. They don't.
My point is that's how they were pretty widely known during George W. Bush's Administration.
My point is that today's college kids were 10 then and have no clue because that happened "before my time."
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#15 Post by Bob Juch » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:39 am

Estonut wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:
Estonut wrote:You're making the assumption that EVERYONE knows the Bushes were 41 and 43. They don't.
My point is that's how they were pretty widely known during George W. Bush's Administration.
My point is that today's college kids were 10 then and have no clue because that happened "before my time."
Hell, they don't even know things that happened in their time unless it's on TMZ.
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#16 Post by BackInTex » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:59 am

Bob Juch wrote: Hell, they [college kids] don't even know things that happened in their time unless it's on TMZ.
Ain't that the truth!
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#17 Post by eybyon » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:38 am

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#18 Post by ghostjmf » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:52 am

Much as I'd love to read these I'm not signing up for either instagram or twitter. I'm already innundated by stuff I didn't subscribe to.

Please someone repost here?

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#19 Post by eybyon » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:04 am

ghostjmf wrote:Much as I'd love to read these I'm not signing up for either instagram or twitter. I'm already innundated by stuff I didn't subscribe to.

Please someone repost here?
It's all public so you shouldn't need an account to access any of it. Just click the links! :)

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#20 Post by ghostjmf » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:23 pm

I did click the links 1st.

I was told to subscribe.

That's why I posted that it isn't accessible to nonsubscribers.

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