MANIAC'S PARADISE LOST EDITION Tom Howell has agreed to provide space, starting this turn, on the `off-the-shelf' website (www.olympus.net/personal/thowell/o-t-s). There will be a link from the home page to a `special' area allowing the Maniac's Paradise Lost BPD game to continue to the end of ten rounds, using Doug's deadline pattern. If anyone would like a print copy sent directly to them if/when MPL goes on hiatus, let me know and I'll send out the game by flyer. ========================================== By Popular Demand - the goal is to pick something that fits the category and will be the `most popular' answer. You score points based on the number of entries that match yours. For example, if the category is `Cats' and the responses were 7 for Persian, 3 for Calico and 1 for Siamese, everyone who said Persian would get 7 points, Calico 3 and the lone Siamese would score 1 point. The cumulative total over 10 rounds will determine the overall winner. Anyone may enter at any point, starting with an equivalent point total of the lowest cumulative score from the previous round. If a person misses a round, they'll receive the minimum score from the round added to their cumulative total. And, if you want to submit some commentary with your answers, feel free to. Round 2 Results -- Anatomy (Human, please) 1 - Part of the Circulatory System: Heart 5 2 - Name of a Bone: Hip 1, Humourous 1, Rib 1, Skull 1, Femur 1 3 - Natural Hair Color: Blonde 2, Brown 3 4 - Sensory Organ: Eye 2, Skin 1, Nose 2 5 - Type of Tooth: Molar 4, Eye 1 Individual Scores: Marc Ellinger: Heart, Femur, Brown, Eye, Molar = 17 + 15 = 32 Lori McKinnon: Heart, Skull, Brown, Nose, Molar = 14 + 15 = 29 Fred Davis: = 16 + 11 = 27 Conrad von Metzke: = 15 + 11 = 26 Paul Boymel: Heart, Hip, Blonde, Eye, Molar = 11 + 14 = 25 Tom Howell: Heart, Humourous, Brown, Skin, Molar = 11 + 14 = 25 Brendan Whyte: Heart, Rib, Blonde, Nose, Eye = 11 + 11 = 22 David Partridge: = 11 + 11 = 22 Commentary: Circulatory System: OK, I should have seen this coming. I had expected some folks to choose blood vessels or a chamber in the heart; but, you can never know when great minds think alike. Name of Bone: Well, this may make up for the previous slam dunk without a single match being made. I had expected to see femur and rib, along with vertebra. pelvis and possibly the sternum (those being the commonly talked about bones). The skull isn't exactly a bone (being more of a conglomerate of individual bones) and the hip is a joint (the confluence of the femur and the pelvic bones). Hair Color: I really didn't have a strong feel for this one, though I probably would have thought blonde would have had a bit of an edge. I'm surprised that red didn't have at least one taker. Sensory Organ: I expected eye and ear to be neck and neck, with nose and tongue being minor entries. Skin didn't even come into my radar (though it is a perfectly valid answer). Tooth: I figured this to be a tossed up with at least one canine entry. The dominance of molar is a bit surprising. Literary Pursuits Round 3 1 - Famous Library 2 - Favorite Fiction Genre 3 - Type of Reference Book 4 - Self-Help Book Category 5 - `Dead' Written Language Deadline: June 29, 2003 at noon
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