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Pitt Gorilla
05-17-2011, 02:07 AM
If you answer correctly, post a question of your own. Try not to cheat!


George H. W. Bush appointed her U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia in 1989.

mlyonsd
05-17-2011, 09:08 AM
Condi Rice.

mlyonsd
05-17-2011, 09:11 AM
Condi Rice.

:LOL: Well I just proved I don't cheat.

And now that I looked it up I actually knew it once, a long time ago.

Pitt Gorilla
05-17-2011, 12:35 PM
Good try, though.

patteeu
05-17-2011, 12:53 PM
Shirley Temple?

patteeu
05-17-2011, 12:54 PM
I think I got it right, unless I needed her married name. (Shirley Temple Black)

patteeu
05-17-2011, 12:56 PM
Condolezza Rice dated a professional athlete who played for this team when she was attending a university in the city where this team played it's home games.

Ebolapox
05-17-2011, 12:58 PM
Condolezza Rice dated a professional athlete who played for this team when she was attending a university in the city where this team played it's home games.

denver nuggets?

HerculesRockefell
05-17-2011, 01:15 PM
Condi dated a Bronco, forgot who though, while she went to DU.

patteeu
05-17-2011, 01:40 PM
denver nuggets?

Close

Condi dated a Bronco, forgot who though, while she went to DU.

That's right. It was Rick Upchurch. He played so long ago and wasn't really a household name so I didn't think it would be fair to ask for his name. Of course, I'm sure Broncos fans remember him better than us Chiefs fans do.

Pitt Gorilla
05-17-2011, 03:40 PM
Close



That's right. It was Rick Upchurch. He played so long ago and wasn't really a household name so I didn't think it would be fair to ask for his name. Of course, I'm sure Broncos fans remember him better than us Chiefs fans do.Wow, I had no idea. I used to think Condi was cool. :huh:

mlyonsd
05-17-2011, 03:44 PM
Come on Hercules......ask a question. I'm bound to get one right.

RedNeckRaider
05-17-2011, 03:59 PM
Come on Hercules......ask a question. I'm bound to get one right.

I have the vast knowledge of Google and I am not scared to use it! Ask me anything...wait this game requires actual knowledge...never mind~

HerculesRockefell
05-17-2011, 04:26 PM
That's right. It was Rick Upchurch. He played so long ago and wasn't really a household name so I didn't think it would be fair to ask for his name. Of course, I'm sure Broncos fans remember him better than us Chiefs fans do.

Shit, Upchurch would have been my guess too.


What sitting governor is of Syrian descent?

patteeu
05-17-2011, 04:27 PM
Shit, Upchurch would have been my guess too.


What sitting governor is of Syrian descent?

I'm going to guess Mitch Daniels because someone said he was half Arab in another thread today.

HerculesRockefell
05-17-2011, 05:07 PM
I'm going to guess Mitch Daniels because someone said he was half Arab in another thread today.

Well missed that thread, but yes it is Daniels.

mlyonsd
05-17-2011, 06:07 PM
I'm going to guess Mitch Daniels because someone said he was half Arab in another thread today.Dang you. Stop it. (ask something only I'd know, like Dick Cheney's shoe size)

patteeu
05-17-2011, 07:03 PM
What sitting governor holds the same office that his father had and also shares his father's name?

mlyonsd
05-17-2011, 07:43 PM
What sitting governor holds the same office that his father had and also shares his father's name?Cuomo. Can't remember his first name. Mario was his dad.

orange
05-17-2011, 08:00 PM
Jerry Brown.

mlyonsd
05-17-2011, 08:02 PM
Jerry Brown.Aren't they the same person?

orange
05-17-2011, 08:04 PM
Aren't they the same person?

Yes and no. His father was also governor.

[edit] Had to look it up. They don't share the same name, though. The question is still alive.

mlyonsd
05-17-2011, 08:09 PM
Yes and no. His father was also governor.

[edit] Had to look it up. They don't share the same name, though. The question is still alive.Ha, I thought Brown was governor once before and you were just trying to trick pat.

Discuss Thrower
05-17-2011, 08:16 PM
Missouri politician attributed to an office he never actually held.

orange
05-17-2011, 08:25 PM
Yes and no. His father was also governor.

[edit] Had to look it up. They don't share the same name, though. The question is still alive.

The question is not alive, I was right the first time. Both Jerry and Pat were actually Edmunds. Ha.

...

My question (overlooking the interloper above):

Which one-time Senator once slipped out a window to avoid a quorum call?

mlyonsd
05-17-2011, 08:45 PM
The question is not alive, I was right the first time. Both Jerry and Pat were actually Edmunds. Ha.

...

My question (overlooking the interloper above):

Which one-time Senator once slipped out a window to avoid a quorum call?You bastard. I think you're right.

mlyonsd
05-17-2011, 08:48 PM
Which one-time Senator once slipped out a window to avoid a quorum call?Obama?

Discuss Thrower
05-17-2011, 08:48 PM
Obama?

I say Strom Thurmond

Saul Good
05-17-2011, 09:13 PM
The question is not alive, I was right the first time. Both Jerry and Pat were actually Edmunds. Ha.

...

My question (overlooking the interloper above):

Which one-time Senator once slipped out a window to avoid a quorum call?

Ted Kennedy?

Edit: That was to get to the bar before LAST call. Never mind.

orange
05-17-2011, 09:40 PM
Just peeking in. No one has the answer yet.

Discuss Thrower
05-17-2011, 09:46 PM
Byrd

orange
05-17-2011, 09:50 PM
I'll repeat the question for the new page:

Which one-time Senator once slipped out a window to avoid a quorum call?

And, while "one-time Senator" is true, it's probably not why he's best remembered.

Pitt Gorilla
05-17-2011, 09:53 PM
I'll repeat the question for the new page:

Which one-time Senator once slipped out a window to avoid a quorum call?

And, while "one-time Senator" is true, it's probably not why he's best remembered.Packwood?

patteeu
05-18-2011, 01:27 AM
Cuomo. Can't remember his first name. Mario was his dad.

Nope, Andrew Cuomo and Mario Cuomo don't share the same name.

Jerry Brown.

This is right, good job. It was a bit of a trick question. Jerry Brown's dad went by Pat Brown, but their given names were Edmund Gerald Brown (Sr. and Jr.). Don't ask me how they got Pat out of that, but they did.

SNR
05-18-2011, 01:32 AM
I'll repeat the question for the new page:

Which one-time Senator once slipped out a window to avoid a quorum call?

And, while "one-time Senator" is true, it's probably not why he's best remembered.Hillary Clinton.

(She's got a penis)

mlyonsd
05-18-2011, 07:42 AM
I'll repeat the question for the new page:

Which one-time Senator once slipped out a window to avoid a quorum call?

And, while "one-time Senator" is true, it's probably not why he's best remembered.
Heh. That's a real good one. I finally had to cheat.

Amnorix
05-18-2011, 08:29 AM
Heh. That's a real good one. I finally had to cheat.

Me too, and damn am I surprised that I didn't know that bit of trivia.

patteeu
05-18-2011, 08:48 AM
I have no idea who it is, so I'll just guess JFK.

orange
05-18-2011, 11:55 AM
Time for another hint. Obama and JFK have both been guessed. The answer has something important in common with each of them.

patteeu
05-18-2011, 11:58 AM
Time for another hint. Obama and JFK have both been guessed. The answer has something important in common with each of them.

Gerald Ford, the most recent former Senator who also served as POTUS besides Obama?

ROYC75
05-18-2011, 12:03 PM
Time for another hint. Obama and JFK have both been guessed. The answer has something important in common with each of them.

Abraham Lincoln ?

orange
05-18-2011, 12:05 PM
No, but he has something in common with Ford, too.

[edit] ... to Gerald Ford.

ROYC75
05-18-2011, 12:06 PM
Lincoln, a member of the Whig party, blocking a vote on a bank.

orange
05-18-2011, 12:06 PM
Abraham Lincoln ?

Bingo!

Give ROYC75 a prize!

http://www.abrahamlincolnsclassroom.org/img/TheUndecidedPoliticalPrizeF.gif

ROYC75
05-18-2011, 12:13 PM
Heh, Ky & Il history. I live about 100 miles from Lincoln's boyhood homestead.

Heh, now I'm on the hot seat to bring up a quiz. Give me a few seconds.

Been watching this thread but this was the 1st answer I thought I knew.

ROYC75
05-18-2011, 12:15 PM
Bingo!

Give ROYC75 a prize!

http://www.abrahamlincolnsclassroom.org/img/TheUndecidedPoliticalPrizeF.gif

$$$ works for me.

I was wondering what Ford had in common with him ?

ROYC75
05-18-2011, 12:20 PM
What former, influential self-made newspaper publisher became a US President ?

orange
05-18-2011, 12:20 PM
I was wondering what Ford had in common with him ?

http://admin.webmakerx.net/images/Sites/Site17409/Document/ford_LINCOLN_mercury_aboutus.jpg

orange
05-18-2011, 12:25 PM
What former, influential self-made newspaper publisher became a US President ?

Hmmm...

Clare Booth Luce! .... no
Albert Camus! .... no

hmmm...

ROYC75
05-18-2011, 12:33 PM
Hmmm...

Clare Booth Luce! .... no
Albert Camus! .... no

hmmm...

Why you holding back ?

Pitt Gorilla
05-18-2011, 12:41 PM
What former, influential self-made newspaper publisher became a US President ?It was either Coolidge or Harding (damn 5th grade memory). I think Harding.

ROYC75
05-18-2011, 12:46 PM
It was either Coolidge or Harding (damn 5th grade memory). I think Harding.

Harding it is .

I know, I have a hard time going back to the 5th grade too, it's only been 41 years ago.;)

Pitt Gorilla
05-18-2011, 12:53 PM
Harding it is .

I know, I have a hard time going back to the 5th grade too, it's only been 41 years ago.;)Awesome. Here's a two-for (both pretty easy).

This incredibly popular governor converted from Hinduism to Catholicism during High School.

This former member of the US House of Reps was convicted for stealing between $25 million and $200 million from New York City taxpayers.

Amnorix
05-18-2011, 12:57 PM
Awesome. Here's a two-for (both pretty easy).

This incredibly popular governor converted from Hinduism to Catholicism during High School.

This former member of the US House of Reps was convicted for stealing between $25 million and $200 million from New York City taxpayers.

I know the second, but not the first, so to avoid confusion as to who gets to ask the next question, I'll defer. :cuss:

orange
05-18-2011, 12:59 PM
Go ahead and answer - the first one is a less-than-no-brainer. The obvious guess is right.

Discuss Thrower
05-18-2011, 12:59 PM
Awesome. Here's a two-for (both pretty easy).

This incredibly popular governor converted from Hinduism to Catholicism during High School.

This former member of the US House of Reps was convicted for stealing between $25 million and $200 million from New York City taxpayers.

Bobby Jindal and Paul D'Amato?

Pitt Gorilla
05-18-2011, 01:06 PM
Bobby Jindal and Paul D'Amato?Jindal is correct. D'Amato is not who I was looking for (and I'm not sure how much he was convicted for stealing).

Amnorix
05-18-2011, 01:07 PM
Bobby Jindal and Paul D'Amato?

Jindal, duh. :banghead:

Pretty sure the second one is Boss Tweed however.

Pitt Gorilla
05-18-2011, 01:08 PM
I know the second, but not the first, so to avoid confusion as to who gets to ask the next question, I'll defer. :cuss:Poor idea on my part for two. The second question can be answered but jtown can post the next question.

Pitt Gorilla
05-18-2011, 01:08 PM
Jindal, duh. :banghead:

Pretty sure the second one is Boss Tweed however.Correct! 5th grade social studies FTW! J-town should post the next question.

Amnorix
05-18-2011, 01:10 PM
Good job Orange, you've created mass confusion by asking two questions and nobody got both right. Who will solve this Gordian knot?


EDIT: Right. So long as we keep this moving right along JTown. :D

Discuss Thrower
05-18-2011, 01:10 PM
Missouri politician attributed to an office he never actually held.

Boom.

Pitt Gorilla
05-18-2011, 01:12 PM
Good jbo Orange, you've created mass confusion by asking two questions and nobody got both right. Who will solve this Gordian knot?


EDIT: Right. So long as we keep this moving right along. :DIt was my fault, not Orange.

Pitt Gorilla
05-18-2011, 01:14 PM
Missouri politician attributed to an office he never actually held..Mel Carnahan?

Edit: He was elected to the US Senate posthumously.

orange
05-18-2011, 01:17 PM
Good jbo Orange, you've created mass confusion

http://www.mega-metal.de/images/jbo.jpg

Amnorix
05-18-2011, 01:21 PM
http://www.mega-metal.de/images/jbo.jpg


:D Apparently I was even more confused than everyone else!

ROYC75
05-18-2011, 04:36 PM
Bump.

orange
05-18-2011, 04:41 PM
It's on J-Town Fan 1988 to confirm Carnahan - or maybe Pitt Gorilla should just go ahead and post the next question by acclamation.

Discuss Thrower
05-18-2011, 06:44 PM
I am not thinking of Carnahan.

patteeu
05-18-2011, 06:51 PM
The confederate governor of Missouri, whoever he was.

Discuss Thrower
05-18-2011, 06:54 PM
The confederate governor of Missouri, whoever he was.

Right time frame and circumstances, wrong guy though. Basically, if no one else gets the answer I'm looking for then I'll defer to whomever wants the next question. I just stumped all yall's clever asses!