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Old 04-29-2012, 12:51 PM   #1
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IWS #190: The Age of Exploration!

IWS Explorer Style!

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The Rules

The rules are the same as previous FOFC “I’m With Stupid" Contests, as set forth by the game’s widely revered and most truly beloved founding fathers.

The object of this contest is to answer the questions posted, and to provide the most common answer among those submitted. For each question, your score will be equal to the number of people who submitted that response. Your score for the contest will be the product of your individual question scores. Yes, that word "product" here in the States means that they will be multiplied together, not added. Highest score wins.

Collaboration of any kind is strictly forbidden. No posting your answers to this board, nor sharing them by e-mail or in any other way with other potential contestants. Just don't be an asshat, and this should end well.

All determinations of "matches" and anything else requiring judgment fall to that of the sole administrator of this round of the game. You can reduce the need for doubt and judgment by properly spelling your submissions, being clear, and that sort of thing. My decisions are final and utterly inarguable, no exceptions.

Any references that are unclear to you, due to language or geography, should be understood to be authored from the perspective of an English-speaking American. However...

Your answers do not necessarily have to be correct in order to score points. If I ask "What is the best grilling beer" and you answer "Corona" along with 6 other equally misguided people, you each regrettably will be awarded 7 points... even though the correct answer is "Sam Adam's Summer Ale."

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The Hall of Heroes

Abe Sargent - IWS#49, IWS #149
Ahbrady - IWS#15, IWS#41, IWS#85, IWS#100
Airhog - IWS#1
Albionmoonlight - IWS#30, IWS#50, IWS#101, IWS#127, IWS#146
Archer219 - IWS#18, IWS#100
Arctus – IWS#135
Ardent Enthusiast - IWS#6
Atatange1 - IWS#79
Barkeep49 - IWS#62, IWS#100, IWS#117
bbor - IWS#23, IWS#26
Bearcat729 - IWS#82, IWS#93
bhlloy - IWS#179
BishopMVP - IWS#36
bitrock88 - IWS#185
Blade - IWS#13
BrianD - IWS#106
Bryce - IWS#40, IWS#53
Buccaneer - IWS#47
Butter_of_69 - IWS#128, IWS#144, IWS#158, IWS#176
Bsak16 - IWS#6, IWS#9, IWS#17
cartman - IWS#48, IWS#100
Celeval - IWSE146
Chief Rum - IWS#45, IWS#56, IWS#95
Claphamsa- IWS #184
CMP - IWS#171
Coffee Warlord - IWS#176
ColtCrazy - IWS#178
Cornhuskerly - IWS#46
Crim - IWS#57
Cringer - IWS#155, IWS#158
Cthomer5000 - IWS#54, IWS#75
CU Tiger - IWS#152, IWS#179
Cuervo72 - IWS#27, IWS#38
DanGarion – IWS#100, IWS#122, IWS#178
Danny - IWS#54
Dodgerchick #177
Desert Dweller - IWS#6
Desnudo - IWS#88, IWS #120, IWS #137
Digamma - IWS#14, IWS#92, IWS #185
DukeRulesMAB - IWS#76
Dutch - IWS#90, IWS#189
EagleFan - IWS#41
Farrah Whitworth-Rahn- IWS#126
Frozenrope - IWS#86
George W Bush- IWS#80, IWS#84
Glengoyne - IWS#71
gold101 - IWS#63
GoSeahawks - IWS#64 IWS#131
gstelmack - IWS#116
Hammer755 - IWS#38
HeavyReign - IWS#23
Henry296 - IWS#12
Honolulu_Blue - IWS #129, IWS #144
Hoopsguy - IWS#170, IWS#174, IWS#181
HornedFrogPurple - IWS#10
jbergey22 - IWS#172, IWS#187
JeeberD - IWS#44, IWS#52, IWS#61, IWS#87, IWS#91, IWS#110, IWS#138, IWS #141
Jesse Ewiak – IWS#100
Joe Canadian - IWS#29
John Lynch - IWS#10
Karlifornia - IWS#81, IWS#97, IWS#99, IWS#124, IWS#134, IWS#158, IWS#161, IWS#172
kingfc22- IWS#75, IWS#123, IWS#140, IWS#151
kurtism - IWS#79
KWhit - IWS#142, IWS#147, IWS#150, IWS#164
Lathum IWS#182
lighhousekeeper - IWS#125
lurker - IWS#158
Logan – IWS#100, IWS#186
Maple Leafs - IWS#34, IWS#84, IWS#94, IWS#113, IWS#118, IWS#139, IWS#168
Marmel - IWS#8
Masked - IWS#22, IWS#30, IWS#31, IWS#33, IWS#100
MattJones4Heisman - IWS#157
mauboy1 - IWS#77
MIJB#19 - IWS#59, IWS#69, IWS#117
Msf518 - IWS#11, IWS#15, IWS#35, IWS#39, IWS#100
Neuqua - IWS#19
NoMyths - IWS#46
Noop - IWS#46
Nothingman - IWS#6, IWS#45
ntndeacon - IWS#81
Oliegirl - IWS#72, IWS#81
PackerFanatic - IWS#130
Panerd - IWS#3, IWS#84, IWS#89, IWS#107, IWS#120, IWS#133
PineTar - IWS#108
Pjstp20 - IWS#42
Primelord - IWS#11
PurdueBrad - IWS#173
Pyser - IWS#85, IWS#163, IWS#180
QuikSand - IWS#9, IWS#16, IWS#18, IWS#24, IWS#32, IWS#58, IWS#66, IWS#70, IWS#73, IWS#78, IWS#83, IWS#93, IWS#100, IWS#103, IWS#111, IWS#132, IWS#156, IWS#165, IWS #169, IWS#179
Qwikshot - IWS#5
Radii – IWS#100, IWS#106
Raiders Army - IWS #154, IWS#179
Ramzavail - IWS#53
Raven Hawk - IWS#68 IWS#96
RendeR - IWS#6
RGunner - IWS#121
rkmsuf - IWS#145
RonnieDobbs - IWS#37
RPI-Fan - IWS#9, IWS#182
sabotai - IWS#143
Samdari - IWS#21
ScottVib - IWS#9
Solecismic - IWS#83
spleen1015 - IWS#98
SplitPersonality1 - IWS#4, IWS#104
Sterlingice - IWS#28, IWS#31, IWS#35, IWS#51, IWS#183
stevebollea - IWS #169
stevew- IWS#159, IWS#164
Subby - IWS#107, IWS#110, IWS#112
Sublime 2 - IWS#25, IWS#134, IWS#148, IWS#161, IWS#179, IWS#188
Suicane75 - IWS#109
Swaggs - IWS#2, IWS#35
Tarcone - IWS#162
Tasan - IWS#65
TazFTW - IWS#153
ThunderingHERD - IWS#114, IWS#119, IWS#122
Timmae - IWS #115
Toddzilla - IWS #167
Tredwel - IWS#6, IWS#9, IWS#20, IWS#43, IWS#67, IWS#84
TRO - IWS#7, IWS#9, IWS#12, IWS#85, IWS#102, IWS#109
tucker342 - IWS#60
tyketime - IWS#175, IWS#178
Vince - IWS#37, IWS#46, IWS#62
wademoore - IWS #166
Wbatl1 – IWS#105, IWS #136
Whar - IWS#75
Wheels - IWS#55
WSUCougar – IWS#105

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...alright me hearties, follow me!

1. It's the Age of Exploration and you are an Explorer looking for fame and coin. A royal family has granted you authorization to discover new lands. Under which flag will you sail?

2. You've worked hard your whole life (and have a rich uncle or two) and gathered enough coin to buy ships for your expedition. How many ships are you going to sail with?

3. Your hero and role model was also an explorer, but it's not Christopher Columbus, which other famed explorer is it?

4. You've gathered your crew and do a head-count to make sure everybody is present. How many people does the manifest say are in your crew?

5. After embarking on your exploration, you sail into the western hemisphere and "discover" land that's seems to be different than what Christopher Columbus discovered. The land you and your men "discover" is now part of which current sovereign nation?

6. The indigenous people are thrilled, saddened, stunned or amazed by this one thing you have brought with you to the "new world". Historians say it was what?

PM me your answers and I'll post the results next Sunday.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:26 PM   #2
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:27 PM   #3
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wonderful quest-ions (C Wut I did thar?)
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:04 PM   #4
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:19 PM   #5
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wonderful quest-ions (C Wut I did thar?)

Ooooh, nice, I'll figure out how to get you bonus points for that.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:01 PM   #6
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:04 PM   #7
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:48 PM   #8
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Ooooh, nice, I'll figure out how to get you bonus points for that.


OOOOOOH! FOr that you get a KITTEH!

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Old 04-30-2012, 08:15 PM   #9
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Excited about this one. Explorers are a big unit in my social studies class.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:57 PM   #10
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Excited about this one. Explorers are a big unit in my social studies class.

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Old 04-30-2012, 09:51 PM   #11
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Was really hoping this was about the short lived team tennis league.. and the kansas city explorers..
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Although, I'll never win one of these...
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:22 PM   #15
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I'll start working the #'s tommorrow and close this out Sunday @ 2PM Eastern...so any last minute entries have until then.
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:39 PM   #17
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Getting an expedition together isn't easy. But we're all set. Final provisions are being inventoried and are scheduled to embark on our voyage as scheduled. About 20 minutes to go...once we are untethered from the docks we won't be able to get any more on board, so don't be late by even one minute!
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Was 2 questions that are gonna be eliminators..
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Was 2 questions that are gonna be eliminators..

4 and 5?
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i was thinking 4 and 6.. either could have been just about anything
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Ooooh, nice, I'll figure out how to get you bonus points for that.

Lies!
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Here was the breakdown for all questions.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6
England 7 3 26 Lewis&Clark 1 50 3 Brazil 5 Porn 1
Spain 19 10 1 Magellan 22 30 3 USA 15 Guns 11
Portugal 1 5 1 Leif Erickson 1 80 1 Cuba 1 Religion 1
Netherlands 1 Ponce De Leon 2 90 1 England 2 Disease-Smallpox 7
Marco Polo 2 100 16 Canada 1 Spices 1
150 2 Mexico 3 Slaves 1
1000 1 Spain 1 Medicine 1
40 on ea ship 1 Computers 1
Horses 1
Gunpowder 2
Guns or Gunpowder 1
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Lies!

Well, if it makes you feel better, I figured I would have been either a drunken sailor ripped apart by sharks or a cuban sandwich maker living out my days in the stockade.

My hypothethical answers...
1. Spain
2. 3
3. Magellan or possibly Cortez
4. 100
5. Mexico
6. Disease or Guns

I was convinced Cortez and Mexico were going to play a huge role in this IWS....I was wrong.
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