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    1.Real
    2.Male
    3.Last initial "S"
    4.Dead
    5.Emigrated to what is now America
    6.NOT in Arts
    7.Born BEFORE 1950
    8.Political/Military figure
    9.I guess you COULD say he became an American citizen
    10.Born in Europe
    11.Considered a "good guy" generally speaking

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    Previous IQs:

    Did you begin every concert with "The Star-Spangled Banner"? - Not Sinatra, but John Philip Sousa
    Were you a foreign-born Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff? - Yes, John Shalikashvili
    Were your brothers Robert and Renly? - Stannis Baratheon, in Game of Thrones

    DQs:

    Born before 1800?
    Ever elected to public office?

    IQs:

    Was your brother named Mycroft and your best friend John?
    Were you the Padishah Emperor at the time of the death of Duke Leto Atreides?
    Did you appear as a bowling-alley staffer in a dream sequence in The Big Lebowski?

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    3 DQs

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    1.Real
    2.Male
    3.Last initial "S"
    4.Dead
    5.Emigrated to what is now America
    6.NOT in Arts
    7.Born BEFORE 1950
    8.Political/Military figure
    9.I guess you COULD say he became an American citizen
    10.Born in Europe
    11.Considered a "good guy" generally speaking
    12.Born BEFORE 1800
    13.Elected to quasi-political position

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    Didn't actually think it was the Chairman.

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    I didn't think so - worth a try, though!

    Previous IQs:

    Was your brother named Mycroft and your best friend John? - Sherlock Holmes
    Were you the Padishah Emperor at the time of the death of Duke Leto Atreides? - Shaddam IV, in Dune
    Did you appear as a bowling-alley staffer in a dream sequence in The Big Lebowski? - Saddam Hussein: http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/...20111216232138

    DQ:

    Quasi-political position was in the U.S. Government?
    Born in the British Isles?
    Rose to general or admiral rank?

    IQs:

    Did your dad threaten you with a "hunting accident" if you didn't leave home?
    Were your brothers Robert and Renly?
    Did you leave the capital after a young king demoted you?

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    3 DQs

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    1.Real
    2.Male
    3.Last initial "S"
    4.Dead
    5.Emigrated to what is now America
    6.NOT in Arts
    7.Born BEFORE 1950
    8.Political/Military figure
    9.I guess you COULD say he became an American citizen
    10.Born in Europe
    11.Considered a "good guy" generally speaking
    12.Born BEFORE 1800
    13.Elected to quasi-political position
    14.His position was in a proto-U.S. government
    15.Born in British Isles
    16.Rose to equivalent of general in militia

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    As always, willing to go past 20 if needed

    Clue: what holiday are we recovering from?

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    Previous IQs:

    Did your dad threaten you with a "hunting accident" if you didn't leave home? - Samwell Tarly, in Game of Thrones
    Were your brothers Robert and Renly? - Stannis Baratheon, ditto
    Did you leave the capital after a young king demoted you? - Ser Barristan Selmy, ditto ditto

    Ah.

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    Are you an early English colonial leader in America with the first name Miles?

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    YES!! I am indeed:

    MILES STANDISH! The military leader of the Pilgrims.

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    All right! Thanks. Our next letter is

    T

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    IQ: Did you investigate a POTUS, later failing to join his successor's Cabinet?
    IQ2: Were you a major Manhattan Project scientist?
    IQ3: Are you a former reality TV star who was impersonated by Conan O'Brien?

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    Dunno, not Edward Teller, and dunno.

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    John Tower investigated Reagan, rejected for HW's Pentagon
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    Donald Trump

    DQ: Real?
    DQ2: Male?

    IQ: Are you one of only 2 men to rise to the top spot in 2 branches of the federal government?
    IQ2: Are you #1's son, an influential Cold War Senator?
    IQ3: Are you the ancient monarch spoofed by Steve Martin?

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    Not William Howard Taft (who was the other?), Robert A. Taft or King Tut.

    T.

    1. fictional
    2. female

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    Polk had been Speaker

    IQ: Are you a country singer who is aggressively patriotic, even by country music standards?
    IQ2: Did you allegedly change religion for spurious reasons?
    IQ3: Are you a former executive in the most profitable industry who's now hellbent on destroying a major American institution?
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    Ah, yes. Thanks.

    I am not Toby Keith, dunno, and dunno (although I suspect it'll be a bit subjective).

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    Correct (if you missed that, he would've put a boot in your ass!).
    Tim Whatley (converted to Judaism strictly for the jokes)
    Rex Tillerson (head of Exxon, now trashing the State Department)

    DQ: American?
    DQ2: Would be living if real?

    IQ: Are you the American inventor credited with the most patents?
    IQ2: Are you you the eccentric rival to #1?
    IQ3: Did you found, and design the early buildings, for UVA?

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    I agree with your assessment, but I was right about that whole subjectivity thing.

    Not Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla or Thomas Jefferson.

    T.

    1. fictional
    2. female
    3. American
    4. would not be alive now if real

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    I've heard it said several times that oil is the most profitable industry, no cite though.

    Nailed the last 3 of course

    IQ: Were you Cory Matthews' First love, and eventual wife?
    IQ2: Did you play: a telephone operator, and a sarcastic "kid" in a huge rocking chair?

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    IQ3: Are you the embattled Bruins goalie?

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    I was speaking more about his being "hellbent on destroying a major American institution."

    Dunno, not Lily Tomlin, and dunno.

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    He fired a bunch of career diplomats

    Topanga Lawrence-Matthews
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    Tukka Rask

    DQ: Created by American?
    DQ: From literature?

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    IQ: Are you the only QB with 5 SB rings?
    IQ2: Are you the MLB pitcher with a record HOF percentage?
    IQ3: Are you the ESPN baseball analyst who began your career covering Cal Ripken?

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    I am not a Tillerson fan, but your descriptor was, I suggest, subjective.

    Not Tom Brady, Tom Seaver or... dunno.

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    Okay, good enough.

    Correct
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    Tim Kurkjian

    DQ reserved

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    Did you miss my DQs above?

    IQ: Did you have the longest continuous tenure as Speaker of the House?
    IQ2: Did Angela Bassett play you in your biopic?
    IQ3: Were you #2's husband?

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    Oops, yes, I did.

    Not Tip O'Neill, Tina or Ike Turner.

    T.

    1. fictional
    2. female
    3. American
    4. would not be alive now if real
    5. created by American
    6. from literature

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    Nailed them

    DQ: Created before 1900?

    IQ: Are you a young boy from 19th century Missouri?
    IQ2: Were you his love interest?
    IQ3: Did you create the 2 characters above?

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    Not Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher or Mark Twain.

    T.

    1. fictional
    2. female
    3. American
    4. would not be alive now if real
    5. created by American
    6. from literature
    7. created after 1900

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    IQ: Are you the MySpace celebrity who had a dating show on MTV during the 00's?
    IQ2: Were you famous for your "Common Sense"?
    IQ3: Are you a well disliked U.S. Senator?

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    Dunno, not Thomas Paine, and not Ted Cruz.

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    Tila Tequila (and you're a better man for NOT knowing that!)
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    DQ: Created before 1950?

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    IQ: Are you the supermodel known for your other ventures who just announced you're expecting your 2nd baby?
    IQ2: Are you the injury and scandal plagued golfer who recently returned to competition, at your own tournament?
    IQ3: Are you the Nicklaus rival who hit a famous chip from the Pebble Beach rough?

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    Not Tia Carrare, Tiger Woods or... dunno.

    T.

    1. fictional
    2. female
    3. American
    4. would not be alive now if real
    5. created by American
    6. from literature
    7. created after 1900
    8. created before 1950

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    Chrissy Teigen
    Correct
    Tom Watson

    DQ: From prose?
    DQ2: Award winning?

    IQ: Did you play Mr. Cunningham?
    IQ2: Did you "feel the need, the need for speed!"
    IQ3: Are you the Canadian female singer with one of the biggest selling albums of all-time?

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    Not Tom Bosley or Cruise; not Shania Twain.

    T.

    1. fictional
    2. female
    3. American
    4. would not be alive now if real
    5. created by American
    6. from literature
    7. created after 1900
    8. created before 1950
    9. from prose
    10. not award-winning that I can see

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    3 for 3

    IQ: Did you play Wayne Campbell's girlfriend?
    IQ2: Did you play the daughter on "Family Ties"?
    IQ3: Did you play Vanessa Huxtable?
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    Not Tia Carrare (sp?), dunno and dunno.

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    Correct (spelled Carrere, IIRC)
    Tina Yothers
    Tempest Bledsoe

    DQ: Character American?
    DQ2: Had movie adaptation?

    IQ: Were you Cliff Huxtable's only son?
    IQ2: Are you the youngest POTUS?
    IQ3: Are you the golfer whose last name is a popular toy?

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    I wouldn't say Ted's career ended that day, his Presidential hopes though, yeah.

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    Not Theo Huxtable, Theodore Roosevelt or... dunno.

    In light of answer 3, do you want to ask something other than "Character American"?

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    Uh yeah! :headsmack:

    New DQ: Got big screen adaptation(s)?

    Correct
    Correct
    Tom Kite

    DQ: From a specific genre?

    IQ: Are you the famous Disney fairy?
    IQ2: Did you write "Beloved"?
    IQ3: Were you the original host of "The Late Late Show"?

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    Not Tinkerbell, Toni Morrison or Tom Snyder.

    T.

    1. fictional
    2. female
    3. American
    4. would not be alive now if real
    5. created by American
    6. from literature
    7. created after 1900
    8. created before 1950
    9. from prose
    10. not award-winning that I can see
    11. no big-screen adaptation
    12. not really from a specific genre, I'd say, but that's debatable

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    Thought it might be Tinkerbell!

    IQ: Were you recently dubbed "America's Dad"?
    IQ2: Did you replace Walter Alston as manager of the Dodgers?
    IQ3: Were you the longtime Red Sox knuckleballer?

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    My IPad was acting possessed! Took few tries to get it to post.

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