"Capitalized Words" - April 24, 2020

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Re: "Capitalized Words" - April 24, 2020

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Post by CPJohnson » Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:00 am

Bob cruise director wrote:
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Good news and bad news

Our final count and new record is 171 muggles on shore

Unfortunately I do not have an email telling me I won the mug
Thanks again for all the record-keeping, Bob. We appreciate your work!

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Post by Tony S » Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:15 am

Thurman8er wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:50 am
Got it! I feel ten feet tall!!
Now if someone named Alice won the mug ....

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Post by DoubleE07 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:31 am

Came ashore yesterday afternoon. Fun puzzle, was on the wrong track initially looking at capitalized "letters", but switched tracks relatively easily. I did have to brush up on my state capitals and had to look up the bands that played Woodstock.

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Post by MajordomoTom » Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:32 am

I'm currently sitting in a white room.

Ok, it's cream colored, with white trim. No curtains.

Waiting for the email ... hoping Alice is bringing me the mug.

(yes, wrong band, but right genre, pronounced the way Trebek pronounces it, "John-Ruh").
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Post by DennyB » Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:39 am

When does Mike Miller usually email the winner and how long will he wait for a response?

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Post by pookie » Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:41 am

Bird Lives wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:00 am
pookie wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:13 am

You've convinced me that I have to get Frishberg's book. Thanks.
Considering the stories that Frishberg could tell, that I've heard him tell in interviews or sitting at the bar between sets at Bradley's, and considering how much he could say about writing tunes and lyrics, I found the book disappointing. It could have been so much better.
Too late! I ordered it last night. :D
It'll probably be worth it just to read what he has to say about Jack Sheldon. :?:

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Post by Tom Shea » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:05 pm

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UTHfan wrote:
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oldjudge wrote:
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Joe Ross wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:00 am
I think that I came at this from a scarily different, yet familiar, direction.

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Amazing coincidence!
that is something. but apparently, Missouri had the last multi-word state capital. I guess it's too bad Little Feat didn't play at woodstock.
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Post by MikeMillerwsj » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:07 pm

A huge turnout this week! We had 2558 entries, with 82% correct (and another 18 for JEFFERSON STARSHIP). A large showing for two other bands that vaguely resemble state capitals: SANTANA (156) and SHA NA NA (41). Plus a nostalgic dip into the rest of the Woodstock playlist: CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (25), BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS (19), THE WHO (11), CANNED HEAT (9), GRATEFUL DEAD (9), BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD (5), and ARLO GUTHRIE (2), among others.

Congrats to this week's winner: Shelley Kaufman of Randolph, NJ! Stay safe solvers!

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Post by Bird Lives » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:15 pm

pookie wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:41 am
Too late! I ordered it last night. :D
It'll probably be worth it just to read what he has to say about Jack Sheldon. :?:
He doesn't say much about Sheldon. But I've heard stories elsewhere. He had some substance problems, but I think that even when sober he was a crude and offensive, though sometimes funny, guy.

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Post by BarbaraK » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:29 pm

MikeMillerwsj wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:07 pm
A huge turnout this week! We had 2558 entries, with 82% correct (and another 18 for JEFFERSON STARSHIP). A large showing for two other bands that vaguely resemble state capitals: SANTANA (156) and SHA NA NA (41). Plus a nostalgic dip into the rest of the Woodstock playlist: CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (25), BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS (19), THE WHO (11), CANNED HEAT (9), GRATEFUL DEAD (9), BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD (5), and ARLO GUTHRIE (2), among others.

Congrats to this week's winner: Shelley Kaufman of Randolph, NJ! Stay safe solvers!
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Post by sharkicicles » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:38 pm

ok, now I can post this- does anyone else outside of the Chicago area know what DES PLAINES is? Not the first time I've seen it in a puzzle... and if there was some other random suburb of another city, I'd have no idea.

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Post by Tom Shea » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:53 pm

sharkicicles wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:38 pm
ok, now I can post this- does anyone else outside of the Chicago area know what DES PLAINES is? Not the first time I've seen it in a puzzle... and if there was some other random suburb of another city, I'd have no idea.
It was not a strange entry to me. However, I have stayed there on occasion at O'Hare airport hotels.

Then again, I've heard of Tonawanda too, since I used to get WKBW late at night when they were late night radio (50K watts strong!) when I grew up.
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Post by SewYoung » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:58 pm

sharkicicles wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:38 pm
ok, now I can post this- does anyone else outside of the Chicago area know what DES PLAINES is? Not the first time I've seen it in a puzzle... and if there was some other random suburb of another city, I'd have no idea.
I knew that it was a city, but had to look it up to find out where it was.

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Post by Jacksull » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:59 pm

sharkicicles wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:38 pm
ok, now I can post this- does anyone else outside of the Chicago area know what DES PLAINES is? Not the first time I've seen it in a puzzle... and if there was some other random suburb of another city, I'd have no idea.
I've seen references to DES PLAINES, but always wondered how to pronounce it. Is it da planes {like Des Moines or da bears) or dez planes (Dez Bryant) or dess planes ('splain it to me, Lucy).
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Post by Bob cruise director » Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:05 pm

sharkicicles wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:38 pm
ok, now I can post this- does anyone else outside of the Chicago area know what DES PLAINES is? Not the first time I've seen it in a puzzle... and if there was some other random suburb of another city, I'd have no idea.
I had no clue about Des Plaines. But on the other hand did anyone outside of Boston area know what a T Stop was not to mention that Harvard and Quincy were stops on the red line?

And I had to look up SXSW to find out what it was
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Post by Wendy Walker » Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:09 pm

Jacksull wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:59 pm
sharkicicles wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:38 pm
ok, now I can post this- does anyone else outside of the Chicago area know what DES PLAINES is? Not the first time I've seen it in a puzzle... and if there was some other random suburb of another city, I'd have no idea.
I've seen references to DES PLAINES, but always wondered how to pronounce it. Is it da planes {like Des Moines or da bears) or dez planes (Dez Bryant) or dess planes ('splain it to me, Lucy).
DA PLANE! DA PLANE! Oh. Wait. Wrong 70s sitcom.
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Post by sharkicicles » Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:26 pm

Jacksull wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:59 pm
sharkicicles wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:38 pm
ok, now I can post this- does anyone else outside of the Chicago area know what DES PLAINES is? Not the first time I've seen it in a puzzle... and if there was some other random suburb of another city, I'd have no idea.
I've seen references to DES PLAINES, but always wondered how to pronounce it. Is it da planes {like Des Moines or da bears) or dez planes (Dez Bryant) or dess planes ('splain it to me, Lucy).
Dess Planes. Yes, it's as dumb as it sounds.

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Post by BrianDavidson » Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:10 pm

Tom Shea wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:53 pm
Then again, I've heard of Tonawanda too, since I used to get WKBW late at night when they were late night radio (50K watts strong!) when I grew up.
But did you know there's also a North Tonawanda? :lol:

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Post by flyingMoose » Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:11 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:05 pm
... Boston area know what a T Stop was not to mention that Harvard and Quincy were stops on the red line?
This is the MTA of Kingston Trio fame?

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Post by MajordomoTom » Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:40 pm

back in the day, all attorney-wannabees had to spend 2-3 days in Jefferson City to take the Missouri Bar exam.

so this was a lay-up for me and any others here in the Show-Me State.

yes, know Des Plaines and my brother lives in Austin, so SXSW was not a stranger either.
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