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 4 Results -- Entertainment 1 - Type of Circus Performer: Clown 8, High Wire Act 1, Trapeze Artist 1 2 - TV Drama Show: ER 3, Law & Order 1, Gunsmoke 1, LA Law 1, C.S.I. 1, Sopranos 1, NYPD Blue 1, The Practice 1 3 - Movie Series (three+ movies): Star Wars 4, Terminator 3, Alien 1, Lord of the Rings 1, Rocky 1 4 - Music Style: Rock & Roll 5, Rap 1, Blues 1, Alternative 1, Jazz 1, Country 1 5 - Type of Gambling: Lottery 4, Cards 2, Horses 2, Casino 1, Slots 1 Individual Scores: 01) Lori McKinnon: Clown ER Star Wars Rock & Roll Lottery = 43 + 24 = 67 02) Marc Ellinger: Clown ER Star Wars Alternative Cards = 42 + 18 = 60 Fred Davis: Clown C.S.I. Star Wars Rock & Roll, Lottery = 38 + 22 = 60 04) Paul Boymel: Clown Law & Order Terminator Rap Horse= 38 + 15 = 53 05) Conrad von Metzke: Clown The Practice Terminator Country Lottery = 35 + 17 = 52 Tom Howell: Clown Gunsmoke Star Wars Blues Lottery= 34 + 18 = 52 Brad Martin: Clown ER Terminator Rock & Roll Cards = 31 + 21 = 52 08) Brendan Whyte: Clown Sopranos LotR Rock & Roll Casino = 31 + 16 = 47 09) Mark Murray: High Wire Act LA Law Alien Rock & Roll Horses = 34 + 10 = 44 10) David Partridge: Trapeze Artist NYPD Blue Rocky Jazz Slots = 31 + 5 = 36 1 - Type of Circus Performer - Clown was definitely going to lead the pack. I didn't know if it was going to be a clean sweep or if some others would be chosen. Almost unanimous. 2 - TV Drama Show - This was a wide open category, I didn't expect there to be many matches and there weren't with ER being the only one with multiple entries. It was one of a half dozen that I thought might do that (along with JAG, Sopranos, Law & Order, C.S.I. and West Wing). 3 - Movie Series (three+ movies) - I expected Terminator, with the recent release of T3, to sweep with the possibility of the Rings movies being second. However, Star Wars seems to have stuck in folks minds. 4 - Music Style - Yep, Rock was #1 as anticipated. Personally, I listen mostly to Country these days, though five years ago I would have turned the station if it was on. I also listen to rock, alternative and just about anything but Rap. 5 - Type of Gambling - Poker (Cards) was on my mind, with the lottery coming up second. Player Commentary: 1 - Type of Circus Performer - Conrad `wouldn't be surprised if unanimous'. Brendan `trapeze artist/acrobat will do well too.' Mark `it's a tough call between three for me: lion tamer, trapeze artist and clowns. I think everyone remembers the clowns from the circus and thus it is the most likely selection.' Paul `I really hate being so banal, but that is the point, isn't it?' 2 - TV Drama Show - Brendan `just to be yankish.' Fred `I don't actually watch `CSI' but I hear it has the top rating. The only serious drama I watched on TV last season was `24'.' [WAY - didn't watch much `CSI' or any `24'. For (non-syndicated) dramas I routinely watched `7th Heaven', `Everwood', `West Wing', `Enterprise', `Law & Order', `Dragnet' and `Touched by an Angel'.] Mark `I don't like ER anymore, but it really has the best image of the TV dramas. (Personally I prefer 24).' Paul `or is CSI now the in show? Or something else I never watch.' Tom `a classic, but I', sure everyone else will put in something current - of which I have no idea!' [WAY - you are correct, sir!]. 3 - Movie Series (three+ movies) - Brendan `Star Wars will do well I think, but who the heck is still hanging out for Episode 3 compared to those hanging out for Return of the King.' [WAY - well, apparently more are looking forward to Episode 3 than RotK!]. Mark `my favorite series is James Bond, but in light of the dominance of SciFi in last months edition and the absence of spy novels, I think that Star Wars is the obvious answer. Although someone will come up with Star Trek.' [WAY - nope on the Star Trek, but it was a definite possibility]. Paul `T4, the election of Arnold, will be the most horrific of the lot.' Tom `or maybe that should be Eastwood's spaghetti westerns?' 4 - Music Style - Brendan `The only music with style, he says controversially....'. Fred `Likewise, my musical choice would be Classical, but Rock seems to be the supreme choice these days.' Mark `This was the most difficult answer. I fully expect a number of different answers (possibly no agreement). Rock and roll, rap, country, blues, jazz and folk are just the tip of the iceberg. So I went with my personal favorite.' Paul `I guess `Gregorian Chants' would be a bit erudite for this crowd?' Tom `Rap? no, not that. Your list of players has too wide an age range! Rock & Roll might be a better choice, although I'm partial to Classic and Baroque!).' 5 - Type of Gambling - Conrad `not quite sure what approach to take to `type of gambling.' I thought at first of naming a specific Vegas-type game, but in the end selected what I suppose is a `category' (lottery as opposed to casino, race track, football pool...). Now just watch, everybody else will say slots or stud poker and I'll sink even lower.' Brendan `tempted to say `problem'. Will go with Casino, as opposed to lottery, racetrack, sport totes, etc.' Mark `gambling, nothing like throwing in a vice. Slot machines are by far the most popular casino game. However gambling extends beyond casinos. Thinking back it seems that cards are the most popular form (right after the NCAA pool!).' Mark `I think this will be a controversial one. Various issues come to mind - would `sports' include horse racing, football, basketball, or would a contestant need to chose only one' If so, I choose horses. `Casino' gambling, or would one have to choose among the various games, including craps, blackjack, roulette and slots? If slots, would poker slots be a separate category? Card games - which are casino games and which not; poker is the prime example. Would `compulsive' be a valid answer?' Tom `or slot machines, or pull tabs, or bingo, or blackjack, or...the list goes on...).' Beverages Round 5 1 - Soda (or Pop, depending on where you are) 2 - Beer 3 - Brand of Bottled Water 4 - Type of Wine 5 - Cocktail Deadline: August 31, 2003 at noon
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