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Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Here's a game similar to Million Dollar Pyramid (which Wikipedia says
    is based on Password). Unlike the TV show there is no clock, no audience,
    no smarmy MC, and no prizes.

    1. Pen, receipt, map, glasses.

    2. Rodeo, movie, Disneyland, skating rink.

    What do they have in common?

    Number one is stuff you might find in a glove compartment.
    Number two is things you buy a ticket for/pay admission.
    Rules are always flexible here. You can give an extra clue or one
    less. "Whatever", as somebody said.

    Here's one to figure out.

    3. Piano, diet, mountain climbers, trout.


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  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    4. Blackwood, Mills, Gatlin, Ames.

    5. Galaxy, Focus, Cougar, Fiesta.

    6. Zsa Zsa, Mickey, Lana, Tony.

    7. Buttermilk, Tony, Topper, Champion.



  3. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi Rock, GB, and all!

    Great game! Here are a couple guesses:

    4. Blackwood, Mills, Gatlin, Ames.

    Male singing groups, with "BROTHERS" in their group name

    5. Galaxy, Focus, Cougar, Fiesta.

    FORD cars

    Still thinking about the other clues.

    Hugs, Diane
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  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Very good, Diane. You are absolutely correctomundo.

    Some of those singing groups really did have brothers in them.
    Although not all the members were brothers. And sometimes,
    as in the case of the Brothers Four, the group was made up of
    Fraternity Brothers. And the groups that were around for a
    long time often had new members from time to time.

    Chad Mitchell left the Chad Mitchell Trio and was replaced by
    John Denver. Later John left and Chad came back. Used to
    have all their records.

    Yes, Ford cars. I used to have a Ford Galaxy as a company car.
    My employer rented the cars. When the rental contract was
    up the cars went back to whatever corp owned them. But I
    liked the car and bought it. Got an employee discount too
    $500 bucks below the Blue Book Price. Almost as good
    as a raise.

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  5. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi Rock!

    Is it OK to use GOOGLE?? I have another guess, but I might have cheated a bit, by googling!

    Diane :confused:
  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Diane, Our rules are flexible. (Also non enforceable.)

    I use the search engine all the time to check spellings and confirm
    I've got the title right, etc. Only last night I checked "The Birdcage"
    to see if it was a three word movie title or only two words. Turns
    out it's two. And earlier I made sure I had Poseidon spelled correctly.

    Anyhoo our main purpose is to socialize and to have a little fun.

    Here's another puzzle fur ya. "The temperature is about 48 degrees
    year round. We have sweaters and light jackets you can borrow.
    Takes about an hour. You walk about a mile. High heels are
    not allowed; too many steps."

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  7. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Thanks Rock! (I'm still a bit woozy and trying to feel better, but I've lost some of the confidence in postings that usually come through in my words.)

    Ahhhh, another puzzle to think about, try to solve. Hmmmm.

    Meanwhile, going back to my other guess:

    6. Zsa Zsa, Mickey, Lana, Tony.

    Some of the MOST DIVORCED celebrities
    That's my guess! :)

    Back to putting on my thinking cap again................

    Diane, wondering why we don't get a MILLION DOLLAR prize, if we win this game?? LOL :)
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  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    You got it!

    Some of the MOST DIVORCED movie stars.

    Your million dollar prize will be sent to you as soon as the necessary
    arrangements with our sponsors have been finalized.

    Good luck with getting unwoozed. I got brain fog in the mid 1980s
    and then segued into Alz. I am still waiting for someone to
    come up with a defogging pill.

    Hugs [​IMG]

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  9. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Your last group, No. 3, includes things which involve scales or scaling. I'll have to check out the rest. Good game but I'm afraid I couldn't even come up with the questions.

    Love, Mikie
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  10. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I thought of one more guess (no googling this time) :)

    7. Buttermilk, Tony, Topper, Champion.

    Sounds like the names of Famous Horses -- RACEHORSES, maybe?
    Can't get the others, right now.

    Later, 'gators,
  11. bct

    bct Well-Known Member

    I agree with Diane; she beat me to it though! If right, can we share the prize? :p

    Barry or Batty, whichever you prefer; I'm both. :rolleyes:
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  12. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Well, I think we got them all!

    But, Rock is our judge, master of ceremonies, the "Dick Clark" of game show hosts. :) So, I leave all "final decisions" to him.

    One last clue not solved though, from Rock's post (#6 in this thread):

    Here's another puzzle fur ya. "The temperature is about 48 degrees
    year round. We have sweaters and light jackets you can borrow.
    Takes about an hour. You walk about a mile. High heels are
    not allowed; too many steps."
    Rock, Should we start a volume 2, or continue on with the numbering on this thread? Just curious.

    P.S. By the way, I think these games are "addictive". LOL When I typed "Dick Clark", my mind jumped to Clark Kent, and then went to Kent McCord (Adam-12 TV series).

    It's sort of like getting a song stuck in your head! LOL

    Diane :)
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  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hello, Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts

    Words found on a paper in Stephen Foster's pocket after his death. Foster was born
    in Pennsylvania and died in New York during the Civil War. He was only 37.

    He is often considered a Southerner because of his songs. Actually he only
    visited the South once. Took a boat trip down the Mississippi to New Orleans.
    It is possible that one of my relatives was the pilot on the boat. The LA Library
    has a copy of his book titled Old Times on the Mississippi as well as a genealogy
    book on the family. When the Civil War broke out, my great-great
    uncle enlisted in the Union army; a sailor who became a soldier.

    Mikie, your answer has been weighed and found to be correct. Things that have
    to do with scales.

    Diane and Barry, you're right. All names of horses. Horses ridden by movie
    cowboys. I saw one of them in person in 1950. Champion was a golden
    Palomino. His rider was Gene Autry.

    Buttermilk was Dale Evans horse. Tony was ridden by Tom Mix. Topper
    was Hopalong Cassidy's steed.

    Barry, the sponsors have assured me that you will get just as big a
    prize as Diane.

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  14. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hey Barry,

    We win prizes! I think that we should share a ROSE, in honor of the horses:


    Fun games, fun times, great games, great friends.

    Luv y'all, DIANE
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  15. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I came in too late to guess any of these so I'll try to post a few.

    8. Butt of many jokes; Jean Harlowe; Dying may help; A bombshell that doesn't explode.

    9. Dribble; Taking an oath; To woo a girl; Perry Mason.

    10. Emily; Maya; Elizabeth; Sylvia.

    11. To catch a thief; Use a sledge; May be acrylic; Football term.
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  16. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    8 is Blonde as in: What's the capital of Missouri? Blonde: "M".

    9 is Court.

    10 is poetry/poets.

    11 is a real enigma. But they could all involve runners.

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  17. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    With regard to length, I suppose we can do what the Porch does. Go to a second
    page. If that fills up, start a new thread. But I'm flexible. In mind if not
    in body.

    "Here's another puzzle fur ya. "The temperature is about 48 degrees
    year round. We have sweaters and light jackets you can borrow.
    Takes about an hour. You walk about a mile. High heels are
    not allowed; too many steps."

    That's pretty much what I used to say when I was a cave guide at Niagara
    Cave in Minnesota. My first real job with a paycheck and deductions.
    Guides were paid the minimum wage. Seventy-five cents an hour. Well,
    in those days that was enough to buy a movie ticket, popcorn, and candy.
    And some left over.

    12 Matt; Brat; Nuclear power; awards; longevity.

    13 Beth, Amy, Jo, Meg.

    14 Aethelbert, Canute, Harold, Edward, Henry.

    15 Polaris, Arcturus, Betelgeuse, Antares.

  18. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, 8, 9, and 10 are correct! Eleven is a bit tricky huh?

    13. Little Women
    14. Kings
    15. Stars (the heavenly kind)

    Don't know what 12. is.
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  19. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Very good (as usual) GB.

    How about "Hit" for number 11?

    I guess I'll wait a bit before posting the answer to 12. See if anybody
    else wants to take a shot at it.

    Here are a few more:
    16 Abigail, Barbara, Florence, Grace, Jane

    17 Shopping cart, Segway, Watch (timepiece), Volkswagen.

    18 Dice, skates, mittens, Abbot and Costello, poker hands.

    Don't start till you hear the starter's gun.

  20. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    The answer to number 11 is Nail. To nail a thief (arrest); To hit a nail with a sledge hammer; False fingernails may be made of acrylic; To tackle the quarterback.

    16. Former First Ladies
    18. Pairs