May 6, 2009

This Monday—a video-round preview

Hola, disciples. This Monday, the video round is another new gem, "Several Pictures Are Worth Fewer than a Thousand Words." What does that mangled Chinese proverb indicate, for quiz purposes? It means this: behold, a sample…

Nice expressionistic collage, isn't it? But puzzle out the constituent pieces and you'll discover they have something in common:
A spike
The BQT logo
An oxygen tank
An old-timey nickelodeon

Yes, indeed: They're all cable networks. Each one of these will feature five elements that have one thing in common. This Monday night; be present.

As for the audio round, we're doing "And They're Off!" Your first task is to guess what the theme is. Plus, more theater tickets.

UPDATE: Yeah, this example is pretty tough, though I assure you, it's harder than what we're actually using. But EDP and I have been discussing (Mrs. EDP was completely stumped by it), and we'll be tweaking the challengingness a little. Everything's cool; trust your quizmaster.


Anonymous said...

Seriously? Unless you made your sample much, much harder and more confusing than the rest of the round, this may well go down as the absolute WORST video round you've ever done. Each of those five things could represent at least half a dozen different things (to take just one of them: USA, map, United States, 50 states, America, nation, country, continental/contiguous US, etc). And the image quality on at least two of them is a little lacking. (YOU know what the images are because you picked them yourself. Crash Mansion's projector screens will make these items look even fuzzier than they do online.) If I were you, I'd put in some extra work refining this so it's not an absolute clusterfuck.(Sorry if tone seems harsh. Just trying to be helpful. This seems like an impending disaster, or at least a round that requires two or three times the normal length for teams to puzzle out.)

The Big Quiz Thing said...


Actually, I agree this one is tough, part of the reason I'm not using it in the actual show.

Anonymous said...

Whew. Sorry if I was overly alarmist. Usually your samples are much easier than the actual questions during the quiz, so this seemed like evidence of an absolute nightmare of a round.

Matt said...

It would be difficult to be nastier than the "Secrets Of The Subway" video round from late last year.

And I project the audio round will (yet again) be "Songs That Everyone Else In The Room Knows But Incontinental Congress, Causing Them To Blow It."

BlueDuck said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
BlueDuck said...

I still think 'Secrets of the Subway System' is a great idea for a round... if it was actually trivia about the subway system itself (ie. pics from a station, you ID the station, etc).

Big public transit nerd over here.

--Jeremy of the FF, who concedes not only that 'Empty Nest' was technically not a true spinoff but also that he is a big spaz.

Anonymous said...

cheap ugg boots
isabel marant
burberry outlet online
uggs outlet
cheap uggs uk
ugg sale
cheap uggs uk
discount uggs
kd 6
uggs on sale
ugg boots outlet
ugg boots clearance
cheap uggs
longchamp outlet store
discount uggs
barbour jacket
cheap christian louboutin
ugg uk
canada goose jackets sale
celine handbags
ugg sale
giuseppe zanotti outlet
cheap ugg boots
ugg boots for women
nike air yeezy
uggs clearance
belstaff jackets
fendi bags
moncler outlet
discount uggs
north face outlet
north face jackets on sale
ugg boots sale
mcm bags
genuine ugg boots
pandora charms uk

Unknown said...

celine bags
canada goose jackets
Coach Outlet Store Online
Canada Gooses Sale,Canada Gooses Jackets,Canada Gooses Coats,Canada Gooses Parka
Toms Outlet Shoes
Louis Vuitton Handbags Outlet Stores
coach outlet
oakley sunglasses cheap
Jordan Retro 13 Hot Sale
ugg boots
Abercrombie Store
Christian Louboutin Sale For Men And Women
Air Jordan 8
coach outlet online
michael kors uk
hollister uk sale
coach outlet online
Mont Blanc Pens
Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Shop
michael kors outlet online
louis vuitton handbags
cheap ugg boots
Coach Factory Outlet
timberland outlet
ralph lauren outlet
Coach Outlet Coach factory
Abercrombie kids - Official Site
michael kors outlet
Louis Vuitton Handbags Official Site
ralph lauren uk

Unknown said...

nike free,
lacoste shirts,
michael kors factory online,
toms outlet,
nike foamposite,
golden state warriors jerseys,
oklahoma city thunder,
michael kors outlet online,
ghd uk,
ray-ban sunglasses,
raiders jerseys,
swarovski crystal,
abercrombie and fitch,
roshe run men,
boston celtics jersey,
new york jets jerseys,
louis vuitton outlet online,
miami dolphins jerseys,
michael kors outlet,
hermes outlet,

chenlina said...

coach outlet store online clearances
moncler uk
burberry outlet
canada goose outlet
nike air max
ugg outlet
michael kors canada
roshe run
replica watches

Unknown said...

nike flyknit racer
nike polo shirts
converse shoes
adidas stan smith
nike air max
nike roshe one
adidas yeezy
nike air max
true religion
adidas nmd runner

Unknown said...

john wall shoes
air max 2017
custom baseball jerseys
nike air force 1
nike air zoom
goyard tote
lacoste outlet
tom ford sunglasses
kobe basketball shoes

jeje said...

En dépit d'avoir une dimension assez modeste, ce baskets new balance homme soldes temple joue un rôle crucial car il vénère le dieu Athéna Nike - la déesse de la victoire dans l'espoir de résultats prospères dans les efforts de la guerre. Il a fait quelques-uns des plus grands philosophes et penseurs Jean-Paul Sartre, Ren? Descartes et Simone air jordan noir homme pas cher de Beauvoir. Cowboys a noté qu'il a gardé le soleil de vos yeux et de votre cou. Une chose que vous ne pourriez pas penser à chercher, un peu de gaz peut devenir assez nike air max 90 mesh femme ennuyeux assez rapidement. Cela peut devenir aussi plus populaire parmi les joueurs amateurs moyens et sophistiqués qui recherchent l'exactitude dans leurs clubs de notation, mais un peu plus de distance, de pardon et de cohérence dans leurs fers de golf plus longs. nike air huarache noir prix Ils ont réalisé de nombreux avantages.

cambuse said...

I have to administrative which i carry out as if your weblog. It’s not as thousands other folks, but somewhat various rendering it far more intriguing and readable. Thank you companion for conducting a good task. Only one consider – include your mention of an individual articles cambuse