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Title: BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on February 07, 2005, 03:59:04 AM
ROUND 1 QUESTIONS

1. Where did "Rock this Bitch" premiere?
2. What did Robert lose in the "One Angry Dwarf" video?
3. What was the 'Fear Of Pop World Tour'?

You have 48 hours (and 56 seconds!) from the timestamp on this message to submit your answers to me via private message.

You must get one right to continue and all three right to be immune from elimination by vote.

Good luck.

J...

PS - please post all game-related chatter on the Gossip Thread -
http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/Board/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=1791
- to keep this thread tidy, thanks!
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on February 09, 2005, 04:03:21 AM
Round 1 Results

3 Correct (immunity for Round 2)

88kickinkeys, Barbfoldsfive, Harmonized MoFo, Hey Kate, Jake, Jonny Husker, Jrkeyboard, Marty, Olly, Screwed Hippy, Sebster, The Big Steamy Thing

2 Correct (no immunity)

8bit, Emaline03, Kel, Quami345

1.5 Correct (no immunity)

Speedy the Drummer

1 Correct (no immunity)

Cmajor7th, Hanny, Herbs Donuts, Renata N

No answers

Unfortunately, I received no answers from the following people and they are eliminated

Benhead, Cardinals, Felix, FlyZguy, Fred Jones, Itslikeimsayin, Kristina, Malemiddleclassandwhite, Martino, McCann, Ninjacow7, Patrick, PianoHands, Pippajane, Relaxing ,Rent a Cop, RichUK123, Sam, Shanks, Shouted Whispers, Sometime Today 23, Terp 02

Round 1 Answers

1 Where did "Rock this b*tch" premiere?

Vic Theatre, Chicago on 2 March 2002

2 What did Robert lose in the "One Angry Dwarf" video?

He lost his shoe (and not, as my favourite response to this question suggested, his brain.  Or indeed his balance!!)

3 What was the 'Fear Of Pop World Tour'?

The 'Fear of Pop World Tour' was Ben's appearance on Conan O'Brien.  As many people pointed out, to quote Ben: "This is it, this is our world tour, we'll have the black shirts that say 'World Tour: Conan O'Brien'."

Round 2 will be below shortly.

J...
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on February 09, 2005, 04:09:24 AM
ROUND 2 QUESTIONS

1. What is Darren's middle name?

2. In which BF/F song is a member of Counting Crows mentioned, and who is it? (I need answers to BOTH questions for full marks)

3. To keep a theme going, in which Counting Crows song is Ben Folds mentioned?


Voting

Please also nominate one of the following for elimination:

8bit, Emaline03, Kel, Quami345, Speedy the Drummer, Cmajor7th, Hanny, Herbs Donuts, Renata N

In the case of a tie in voting, the tie will be broken in the following manner:

a) The player with the least number correct in the round (in which voting took place) is eliminated

b) if still tied, the player with the least number correct thus far in the game is eliminated

c) if still tied, it will be decided by the time answers were submitted.  The player who submitted their answers the latest is eliminated

d) If still tied, Ben help us all.

(Thanks to JBJ, from whom I stole these rules!!)

You have 48 hours from the timestamp on this message to get your answers in.

Good luck.

J…
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on February 11, 2005, 04:04:59 AM
Round 2 Results

3 Correct (immunity for Round 3)

88kickinkeys, 8bit, Barbfoldsfive, Cmajor7th, Emaline03, Hanny, Harmonized MoFo, Hey Kate, Jonny Husker, Jrkeyboard, Marty, Olly, Quami345, Renata N, Screwed Hippy, Speedy the Drummer, The Big Steamy Thing

2 Correct (no immunity)

Jake, Kel, Sebster

No answers

Unfortunately, I received no answers from Herbs Donut who is, therefore, eliminated


Voting

The voting was VERY close, with Hanny and Speedy the Drummer tying with 4 votes each!

I therefore have to apply the rules for a tie in the voting, as posted last time around (thank Ben I dug those out!).

a) The player with the least number correct in the round (in which voting took place) is eliminated:

Both Hanny and Speedy the Drummer got 3 correct.

b) if still tied, the player with the least number correct thus far in the game is eliminated

Oooh…this is tough!  Hanny got 1 right in the first round and 3 in the second giving her 4.  Speedy got 1.5 in the first round and 3 in the second, making 4.5.

Speedy therefore beats Hanny on rule B by a measly half a point!
Hanny is therefore eliminated by vote.

Round 2 Answers

1. What is Darren's middle name?

Michael

2. In which BF/F song is a member of Counting Crows mentioned, and who is it?

The song is 'Fear of Pop' and the CC member is Adam Duritz:

"I can see me, three stories tall,
floating high, above the wall,
like Adam Duritz…"

3. To keep a theme going, in which Counting Crows song is Ben Folds mentioned?

It's 'Monkey', from the album 'Recovering the Satellites':

"Got nowhere but home to go,
Got Ben Folds on my radio right now"

Round 3 will be below shortly.
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on February 11, 2005, 04:08:34 AM
ROUND 3 QUESTIONS

Now, despite the moaning about hard questions on the Gossip thread, nearly everyone is getting all three right at the moment.  So, its time to turn up the heat – welcome to…

The Weekend Round

Bumper round - 4 points required for immunity…

1. Who designed the piano logo (which can be seen on the front of the eponymous album) and what is that person's other notable connection to BF/F?  (I need BOTH answers for full marks)

2. Which excerpt from which Smiths song did BFF once record? (I need BOTH the excerpt and the song for full marks)

3. Name two songs released PRIOR TO 'Dog' on which Frally Hynes' voice can be heard?  

4.  Give me the song that these lyric excerpts come from.  1/4 point for each:

"A second opinion"

"Beelzebub"

"I thought just for a second"

"Give us a rest"

Voting

Please also nominate one of the following for elimination (or risk incurring my wrath!):

Jake, Kel, Sebster

You have 72 hours from the timestamp on this message to get your answers in (i.e. midday GMT Monday 14 February).  

(FYI that does not mean I have to post the results by that time by the way, just that you have to get your answers in!  ;) )

Good luck.

J…
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: Andy on February 11, 2005, 07:45:23 AM
Just had a clarification request via AIM, so I'll post it here to keep things fair.

Question 2 (about the Smiths song) requires 2 pieces of info for the full mark:
1. The excerpt used.
2. The name of the Smiths song.

The name of the recording by BFF is NOT required, but it will neither gain nor lose you any marks if you did include it.

Hope that helps!

~A
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on February 14, 2005, 04:01:29 AM
Round 3 Results

4 Correct (immunity for Round 3)

88kickinkeys, Barbfoldsfive, Harmonized MoFo, Jake, Jrkeyboard, Screwed Hippy, The Big Steamy Thing

3.5 Correct (no immunity)

Jonny Husker, Renata N

3 Correct (no immunity)

8 Bit, Cmajor7th, Emaline03

2 Correct (no immunity)

Quami345, Speedy the Drummer, Sebster

1.5 Correct (no immunity)

Kel

1 Correct (no immunity)

Marty

No answers

Unfortunately, I received no answers from the following people who are, therefore, eliminated:

Hey_Kate and Olly

Voting

The voting was again close, with Kel and Jake tying on 8 votes each.

Applying the rules as before, Kel only got 1.5 correct this round, and Jake got all 4 correct.

Kel is therefore eliminated by vote.


Round 3 Answers


1. Who designed the piano logo (which can be seen on the front of the eponymous album) and what is that person's other notable connection to BF/F?  (I need BOTH answers for full marks)

The answer was Summer Beurke, the inspiration behind "Where's Summer B?".  (I accepted a range of other other links with the band, because I am nice like that!)

2. Which excerpt from which Smiths song did BFF once record? (I need BOTH the excerpt and the song for full marks)

The excerpt was "Stop me, oh-o-oh, stop me" from 'Stop Me If You Think You Have Heard This One Before', which appears at the beginning of the cover of the Gallagher Brothers' Champagne Supernova  ;)

3. Name two songs released PRIOR TO 'Dog' on which Frally Hynes' voice can be heard?  

Gone and Root to This were what I was looking for.

4.  Give me the song that these lyric excerpts come from.  1/4 point for each:

"A second opinion" - Hospital Song

"Beelzebub" - The Ultimate Sacrifice

"I thought just for a second" - Still In Love

"Give us a rest" - All U Can Eat


Round 4 will appear below shortly.

J…
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on February 14, 2005, 04:03:36 AM
ROUND 4 QUESTIONS

Back to the 3 question weekday format!

1. Who is Mitchell Lane?

2.  Spot the deliberate mistake Ben made in the following excerpt from 'Kate':

"Down by Rosemary and Cameron, she hands out the Bhagavad Gita"

3. Which major sports event used the song "Army" in it's UK advertisements?

Voting

Please (PLEASE!!) also nominate one of the following for elimination (or risk incurring my wrath!):

Jonny Husker, Renata N, 8bit, Cmajor7th, Emaline03, Quami345, Speedy the Drummer, Marty, Sebster

You have 24 hours from the timestamp on this message to get your answers in (i.e. midday GMT Wednesday 16 February).

Good luck.

J...
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on February 14, 2005, 05:51:29 AM
Addendum:

Can you please be quite specific with question 3.  I don't just want the sport, I want the name of the tournament.

Thanks

J...
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on February 16, 2005, 02:30:14 AM
Running a little early today as very busy at work.  Without further ado...

Round 4 Results

Gah, and I thought I was making this harder?  You nearly all aced that round, so well done!

3 Correct (immunity for Round 3)

88kickinkeys, 8bit, Cmajor7th, Emaline03, Harmonized MoFo, Jonny Husker, Jrkeyboard, Quami345, Screwed Hippy, Sebster, The Big Steamy Thing, Barbfoldsfive, Marty

2 Correct (no immunity)

Jake, RenataN Speedy the Drummer

Voting

A very odd voting round.  With some 9 people being eligible for voting, one person polled a massive 11 votes!  So, no need to use the rules on a draw this week.

The tribe has spoken and it looks like crime doesn't pay

Speedy the Drummer is eliminated by vote.

And I am still waiting for that apology.


Round 4 Answers

1. Who is Mitchell Lane?

Ahhh…a trick question which everyone spotted – an easy one with a little bit of Googling I think!

The right answer was, of course, that Mitchell Lane is not a who, but a what – a street in Chapel Hill.

2.  Spot the deliberate mistake Ben made in the following excerpt from 'Kate':

"Down by Rosemary and Cameron, she hands out the Bhagavad Gita"

Correctly spotted again by all, the deliberate mistake is that Rosemary and Cameron do not intersect (as suggested by "down by"), they run parallel.  Ben just preferred the way they sound together.  Interestingly though, Mitchell Lane and Rosemary DO intersect!  Click for a map (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&country=US&addtohistory=&location=oIw0k57DBf6VSUj7FclP0fhd%2fhPwRvzvSRvr0nyX48%2bgWPB8jSCqXjUedxbxXBBVz%2fnEpYV%2fNS7KktwYRxMXIgiFQDBkUFWP5x79g4HieGTwWOJ4yFLLFry2dcEcu4Jb6aVlgxkDxviGsLzpXCxbRg%3d%3d)

3. Which major sports event used the song "Army" in it's UK advertisements?

I needed more here than just rugby, or a rugby tournament I'm afraid.

The correct answer was the 6 Nations Tournament.  

This is an annual rugby (think american football without the girlie pads!! ;o) ) tournament featuring England, France, Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Italy.  The ad campaign was known as 'Big Heads' as it had caricatures of players from each country, with big heads, playing rugby around their nation's landmarks.  And it was featured heavily on this site, so no excuses for any non-UKers!  

Round 5 will appear below shortly.

J…
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on February 16, 2005, 02:31:01 AM
ROUND 5 QUESTIONS

1. Name two non-BFF songs written by Darren and one non-BFF song written by Robert that have women’s names in the title (no, not Amelia Bright…).

2.  Who did Ben once say he would add to Darren and Robert in BFF if he had no choice?

3.  Ben's parents took him to a child psychologist for his odd habit of doing what?

 Voting

Please also nominate one of the following for elimination:

Jake, RenataN

You have slightly more than 48 hours from the timestamp on this message to get your answers in (i.e. until the usual midday GMT Friday 18 February).  Then, be prepared for another bumper weekend round!

Good luck.

J…
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: Andy on February 16, 2005, 03:47:14 AM
EDIT: Please note that the due date is midday this coming Friday 18th, not the 28th as James typoed earlier (now corrected). Thanks to 'Screwed Hippy' for pointing that out. Have a bonus mark this round.

Only kidding. You get squat.

~A

DOUBLE EDIT: "24 hours" now correctly reads "48 hours". Late night, James? ;)
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on February 16, 2005, 07:31:34 AM
2.  Who did Ben once say he would add to Darren and Robert in BFF if he had no choice?

Some people have asked for clarification of this question:

Bascially, if Ben had to add someone, who would it be?

I thought it was quite clear...?!

J...
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on February 18, 2005, 04:02:49 AM
Round 5 Results

Evidently it STILL isn't hard enough…going to have to put my Ben hat on!

3 Correct (immunity for Round 6)

88kickinkeys, 8bit, Barbfoldsfive, Cmajor7th, Jonny Husker, Jrkeyboard, Screwed Hippy, The Big Steamy Thing

2 Correct (no immunity)

Harmonized MoFo, Marty, Sebster

1 Correct (no immunity)

Emaline03, RenataN, Jake

No answers

Unfortunately, I received no answers from Quami 345, who is therefore eliminated.


Voting

With only two people up for the vote, it was always going to be a bit of a battle.

However, Renata proves her popularity again by surviving her third elimination, with Jake polling 10 votes.

The tribe has spoken and Jake is eliminated.


Round 4 Answers

1. Name two non-BFF songs written by Darren and one non-BFF song written by Robert that have women’s names in the title (no, not Amelia Bright…).

There were four possible correct answers for Darren: Goodbye Carol Anne, Norina, Valerie is Bored, or In a Letter to Delores.  As for Robert, he wrote a song called "Listening to Kim" with his pre-BFF band, Toxic Popsicle.  No half credits for getting part of the answer.

2.  Who did Ben once say he would add to Darren and Robert in BFF if he had no choice?

I was looking for Yngwie Malmsteen – Ben once said he would add Yngwie to the band if he had a gun put to his head and was told to add a fourth member.

However, I also accepted the guy from Built to Spill, or the lead guitar guy in Radiohead, as per an interview on Michael Bluejay's site which I cunningly overlooked when setting the question!

3.  Ben's parents took him to a child psychologist for his odd habit of doing what?

Breaking records he didn't like while placing the ones he did like on the floor and running around them while singing "all the Elvis records got broken"


Round 5 will appear below shortly.

J…

Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on February 18, 2005, 04:04:31 AM
ROUND 6 QUESTIONS

Its Friday, and that can mean only one thing…

The Second Weekend Round

1.  When Ben toured with The Divine Comedy in the UK, he played 2 instruments other than piano. Name them both (and be specific).

2.  How many different versions of the official Ben Folds website has there been? (not including the 'coming soon' page)

3.  What is Ben's connection between The Last Polka and Missing the War? (and no, not that BFF recorded both of them! )

4. Give me the song that these lyric excerpts come from.  1/4 point for each:

"Well f*ck you" (Other than SFTD or SFTD Minor)

"You broke my heart too"

"Ignore me"

"heart and mind"


Voting

Please also nominate one of the following for elimination or I will come round there and lightly hit your head against you screen until you do... ;D:

Harmonized MoFo, Marty, Sebster, Emaline03, RenataN


You have 72 hours from the timestamp on this message to get your answers in (i.e. midday GMT Monday 21 February).

Good luck.

J...
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: Andy on February 19, 2005, 10:50:06 AM
Clarification Alert!

Just in from James:

For the different versions of the official site question (#2), the different images on the splash screen (like the EP art and Elliot Smith tribute) are NOT counted as a separate version each.

Hope that helps y'all. If you've already submitted your answer taking each of those as separate, feel free to resubmit.

~A
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on February 21, 2005, 04:32:03 AM
Sorry for the delay peeps - was dragged away from my desk!   ::)


Round 6 Results


4 Correct (immunity for Round 7)

Hooray – I obviously hit my difficulty targets!  No-one has immunity this week – it’s a free for all!

3 Correct (no immunity)

88kickinkeys, Barbfoldsfive, Jrkeyboard, Screwed Hippy, The Big Steamy Thing, Marty

2.75 Correct (no immunity)

8Bit, Renata N

2.5 Correct (no immunity)

Emaline03

2.25 Correct (no immunity)

Jonny Husker

2 Correct (no immunity)

CMajor7th, Harmonized MoFo, Sebster

Voting

Another interesting week in the voting. Having gained immunity for the first 4 round, HarminzedMoFo faced the vote for the first time.  With a staggering 9 votes, the tribe saw a weakness in one of the stronger members of the pack and attacked.

The tribe has spoken.  Harmonized MoFo is eliminated.


Round 6 Answers

1.  When Ben toured with The Divine Comedy in the UK, he played 2 instruments other than piano. Name them both (and be specific).

Ben played drums and the accoustic guitar.  Props (but alas no points) to those that correctly told me the songs he played each instrument for!

2.  How many different versions of the official Ben Folds website has there been? (not including the 'coming soon' page)

There have been 4.  First it was red, then it was black, then it was white, now it's black again.  This caused some confusion and controversy, but…well…tough.  That's the answer I was looking for, and I'm in charge!

3.  What is Ben's connection between The Last Polka and Missing the War? (and no, not that BFF recorded both of them! )

As everyone spotted, Ben describes Missing the War as the sister song to The Last Polka.

4. Give me the song that these lyric excerpts come from.  1/4 point for each:

Before I get on to the song, and just for clarification, I did not and would not except non-Ben songs as answers to these questions.  Yes, I didn't say it HAD to be a Ben song, but this is Benvivor, so I thought it was pretty self explanatory.  I do, however, appreciate the attempt!!

"Well f*ck you" (Other than SFTD or SFTD Minor)

This was from Uncle Walter, as it appeared on the cassette tape version of the first album.  The lyric was removed on the CD.

"You broke my heart too"

This is from Song For The Dumped Minor, on the BFL DVD version.  Another tough one, but people managed so I don't feel that guilty!

"Ignore me"

Taken from I Touch Myself, covered by Ben and Ben Lee on The Bens tour.  If you haven't heard this cover, you should – its great!

"The heart and mind"

And finally, this is from Ben's oft played cover, Careless Whisper.

Round 7 will appear below shortly.

J…
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on February 21, 2005, 04:33:06 AM
ROUND 7 QUESTIONS

1. What did Robert lose during the shoot for the "Brick" video

2. What was the date and venue of Ben’s first post-BFF concert?

3. On what film did Ben originally plan to base the Rockin' The Suburbs video on?


Voting

It’s a free for all this week.  Vote off one of the following (and people are STILL forgetting to vote when they submit their answers…please concentrate people!!!):

88kickinkeys, Barbfoldsfive, Jrkeyboard, Screwed Hippy, The Big Steamy Thing, Marty, 8Bit, Renata N, Emaline03, Jonny Husker, CMajor7th, Sebster

You have 47.5 hours from the timestamp on this message to get your answers in (i.e. midday GMT Wednesday 23 February)!

Good luck.

J…

EDIT by Andy: He did, of course, mean 47.5 hours (now corrected). Honestly, James... ::)
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on February 23, 2005, 04:03:42 AM
Round 7 Results

3 Correct (immunity for Round 8 )

88kickinkeys, Barbfoldsfive, Jrkeyboard, Screwed Hippy, The Big Steamy Thing, Marty

2 Correct (no immunity)

Emaline03

1 Correct (no immunity)

RenataN, Sebster, CMajor7th, 8Bit

0 Correct (no immunity)

The pressure finally got to Jonny Husker, bowing out with 0 correct answers and he is, therefore, eliminated


Voting

This has become a little issue this time around.  You see, Jonny Husker polled the most votes, but has already been eliminated for not getting any answers correct.  

I don't think it is fair for me to eliminate the person voted second…THIS TIME!  However, please take this as notice that from now on, should the person who has received the most votes have already been eliminated, the SECOND placed contestant in the vote will be eliminated (and then the third, etc.).  ;D

However, for this round, the tribe has spoken - Jonny Husker, while making his exit from the competition, was chased away by the other contestants and forcibly eliminated for a second time.  Geez, kick a man when he's down guys!  ;)


Round 7 Answers

1. What did Robert lose during the shoot for the "Brick" video?

Robert lost his wallet.

2. What was the date and venue of Ben’s first post-BFF concert?

16 July 2001 – at the Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach

3. On what film did Ben originally plan to base the Rockin' The Suburbs video on?

No, not Space Odyssey!  Or indeed a Korn Music video!

It was American Beauty.



Round 8 will appear below shortly.

J…
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on February 23, 2005, 04:05:25 AM
ROUND 8 QUESTIONS

1. Frank Maynard had the original Ben Folds Five website. What was its original URL? (No fishing on the Armchair now please!)

2. How long was there between BFF forming and them signing to their first record label (in months will do)?

3. According to Ben - where might one expect to hear The Carpenter's "We've Only Just Begun"?

4. Voting

Please vote for one of Emaline03, RenataN, Sebster CMajor7th or 8Bit.


You have 48 hours from the timestamp on this message to get your answers in (i.e. 12.00pm GMT Friday 25 February).  

We are then going to have a brief hiatus in the game as I am going to be away on Friday so won't be here to check your answers and post the next round.  Round 9 will therefore commence on Monday 28 February, at around midday GMT.

Good luck.

J…
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on February 28, 2005, 04:13:19 AM
Round 8 Results

3 Correct (immunity for Round 9)

Barbfoldsfive, Jrkeyboard, The Big Steamy Thing, 88kickinkeys, Screwed Hippy, Marty

2 Correct (no immunity)

Emaline03, Renata

1 Correct (no immunity)

CMajor7th, 8Bit

0 Correct (no immunity)

The pressure finally got to Sebster, bowing out with 0 correct answers and he is, therefore, eliminated


Voting

No dispute in the voting this week.

The tribe has spoken – with 6 votes 8Bit has been eliminated[/b.

Round 8 Answers

1. Frank Maynard had the original Ben Folds Five website. What was its original URL? (No fishing on the Armchair now please!)

http://oeonline.com/~maynard/bff or http://oeonline.com/bff - I am advised that either worked.

2. How long was there between BFF forming and them signing to their first record label (give dates please!)?

The answer I wanted was 9 months, BFF having fromed in January 1994 and signing to Caroline in October 1994.  However, I accepted one month either side (i.e.8 or 10) on the grounds that it depends how you count your months.

3. According to Ben - where might one expect to hear The Carpenter's "We've Only Just Begun"

Ben said on the "potty mouth" promo for WAEA "You know how many people have gotten their teeth drilled to this?"


Round 9 will appear below shortly.

J…
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on February 28, 2005, 04:17:02 AM
ROUND 9 QUESTIONS

1.  What was Ben Folds Five's name before it was Ben Folds Five?

2.  Which major US publication poked fun at a Ben Folds Five video with a parody?

3.  Where did Ben Folds and Neil Hannon first meet?

4. Voting - Please vote for one of the following:

Emaline03, RenataN, CMajor7th

You have just short of 48 hours from the timestamp on this message to get your answers in (i.e. 12.00pm GMT Wednesday 2 March).  

Good luck.

J…
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on March 02, 2005, 04:28:56 AM
Late again, sorry!

Round 9 Results

3 Correct (immunity for Round 10)

The usual suspects:

Barbfoldsfive, Jrkeyboard, The Big Steamy Thing, 88kickinkeys, Screwed Hippy, Marty

2 Correct (no immunity)

Emaline03

1 Correct (no immunity)

RenataN, CMajor7th

Voting

The tribe has spoken – with 8 votes Emaline has been eliminated.


Round 8 Answers

1.  What was Ben Folds Five's name before it was Ben Folds Five?

It was Rosetta Stone, although I would have accepted Dear Rosetta Stone as Ben did call them that once.


2.  Which major US publication poked fun at a Ben Folds Five video with a parody?

It was MAD magazine – have a look-see (http://www.angelfire.com/il2/benfolds5/popoff.html)!


3.  Where did Ben Folds and Neil Hannon first meet?

They met at a Ben Folds Five gig in the Royal Albert Hall, London, in 1999.


Round 10 will appear below shortly.

J…
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on March 02, 2005, 04:30:35 AM
ROUND 10 QUESTIONS

1. What blood type is Ben and what blood type is Robert?

2. Which BF/F song contains the words "put that over there"?

3. Which musical version of a film did Ben Folds arrange the music for?

Voting

Please vote for one of the following:

RenataN, CMajor7th

You have a little under 48 hours from the timestamp on this message to get your answers in (i.e. 12.00pm GMT Friday 4 March).

Good luck.

J…
Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on March 04, 2005, 06:01:35 AM
Round 10 Results

3 Correct (immunity for Round 11)

Hahahahahahaha – no one got them all!!

2 Correct (no immunity)

88kickinkeys, Barbfoldsfive, Jrkeyboard, Marty, Renata N, The Big Steamy Thing

1 Correct (no immunity)

Screwed Hippy

No answers

I received no answers from CMajor7th who is, therefore, eliminated

Voting

The tribe has spoken – with 6 votes Renata has been eliminated.


Round 9 Answers

1. What blood type is Ben and what blood type is Robert?

According to Robert in an interview, Ben is O negative and Robert is AB.  I am slightly freaked that everyone got this – I thought it was going to be a toughy!

2.  Which BF/F song contains the words "put that over there"?

It is Julianne – well spotted people.


3.  Which musical version of a film did Ben Folds arrange the music for?

This one, however, got everyone.  

A lot of answers quoted ‘Not Another Teen Movie’ for which Ben produced the song “Prom Tonight”.  However, I haven’t found any evidence to suggest that Ben arranged the music for the whole film.  And I don’t think that ‘Not Another Teen Movie’ would qualify as a musical!

The answer was an off-Braodway production of 'The Buddy Holly Story'.

Therein lies the perils to those working in a team – one person gets it wrong and so does everybody!

So, voting free for all next round!!

Round 11 will appear below shortly.

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Title: Re:BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on March 04, 2005, 06:02:28 AM
ROUND 11 QUESTIONS

1. Which football team’s kit does Robert like the most?

2. Which member of Ben Folds Five's trousers featured prominently in an advert?

3. Why did Darren’s mother want him to be a drummer?

4. Voting Free for all!!!  Please vote for one of the following:

88kickinkeys, Barbfoldsfive, Jrkeyboard, Marty, The Big Steamy Thing, Screwed Hippy

You have until 12.00pm GMT on Monday 7 March to get your answers in.

Good luck.

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Title: Re: BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: Andy on March 07, 2005, 05:41:22 AM
DEADLINE CHANGE

Because of the downtime, the deadline for this round is now midday (GMT) Wednesday, 9th March.

~A
Title: Re: BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on March 09, 2005, 04:22:01 AM
Round 11 Results

3 Correct (immunity for Round 12)

Again, nobody got all 3 correct

2 Correct (no immunity)

88kickinkeys, Barbfoldsfive, Jrkeyboard, Marty, The Big Steamy Thing

No answers

I received no answers from Screwed Hippy who is, therefore, eliminated

Voting

I knew this would happen eventually, so I am gald I posted rules above (see the voting section of the results to Round 7).

Screwed Hippy polled the most votes, getting 3, but has already been eleiminated by virtue of not returning any answers.

That leaves a tie, with 1 vote each, between The Big Steamy Thing and Marty.  I therefore revert to the rules for tied voting (see voting section in the Round 2 Questions).

Both got 2 correct in this round - still both up for elimination.
So far, The Big Steamy Thing has got 32 points, with Marty falling slightly behind on 28.

Marty has therefore been eliminated.


Round 11 Answers

1. Which football team’s kit does Robert like the most?

The answer was Argentina's.  Don't ask me why!

2. Which member of Ben Folds Five's trousers featured prominently in an advert?

Robert.  A lot of people thought this was a trick question, and I guess in a way it could have been, but the answer stems from an interview when Robert stated that they were his pants that appearered in the Levi ads.

3. Why did Darren’s mother want him to be a drummer?

I love this quote:

"Mom actually suggested that I get the drums because that way I could have a band with my friends and we wouldn't all sit around wanking on the guitar."

I also accepted that his Mum said it would be easier for him to get into a band.

But the other quote is so much cooler!


Round 12 will appear below shortly.
Title: Re: BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on March 09, 2005, 04:49:35 AM
ROUND 12 QUESTIONS

1.  Which friend of Ben's used to sing about Veronica?

2.  What nationality does Ben feel his writing most closely mirrors?

3.  What was the working name for Whatever and Ever Amen?

4.  Vote for one of 88kickinkeys, Barbfoldsfive, Jrkeyboard or The Big Steamy Thing

You have 47 hours and 10 minutes to get your answers in - i.e. 12 pm GMT Friday 11 March 2005.

Good luck

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Title: Re: BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on March 11, 2005, 05:40:34 AM
Round 12 Results

3 Correct

Jrkeyboard, Barbfoldsfive

0 Correct (no immunity)

The Big Steamy Thing

No answers

I received answers from 88Kickinkeys but unfortunately they were over an hour late and, therefore, cannot be considered.  88Kikcinkeys is, therefore, eliminated

Voting

Watch this space - stewards enquiry in progress!


Round 12 Answers

1.  Which friend of Ben's used to sing about Veronica?

That was Eddie Walker.  It was a story told at some of the gigs, including the Shepherds Bush gig.  Ben used to visit Eddie when he was in a halfway house and Eddie used to sing Ben songs.  Ben quotes one, saying "He used to sit and strum the guitar, singing over and over "Verrrrooonnicaaaaa, I want to touuuccch yoouu".  But he couldnt becasue of the restraining order..."

2.  What nationality does Ben feel his writing most closely mirrors?

It is the English:  http://www.dropd.com/issue/46/BenFoldsFive/

3.  What was the working name for Whatever and Ever Amen?

It depends where you look but I accepted any from "Waist Deep in Hookers and Coke", "The Little Girl With Teeth" or "Cigarette".

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR THE NEXT STEP!

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Title: Re: BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on March 29, 2005, 11:11:52 AM
BENVIVOR IV: THE FINAL

Its all over people.

I give you your new Benvivor Champion...

Jrkeyboard (aka Don)!!!!

I will post the questions and answers in due course.  To show there is no hard feelings though, I give you our two finalists, Don and Barb, in a pre-final pose.  Ahhh....

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Title: Re: BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: barbfoldsfive on March 29, 2005, 05:44:08 PM
good game, good game.   ;)
Title: Re: BENVIVOR IV CHALLENGES
Post by: James H on March 30, 2005, 12:24:11 AM
BENVIVOR IV - THE FINAL

OK, as you may have gathered from above, the final round of BVIV was played last night via instant messenger, and JRKEYBOARD, aka Don, won through in a tense battle to be crowned the new Benvivor King!

There was a five minute time out on each question to allow only minimal research.  The questions are, therefore, slightly easier than the other rounds - how many could you have got?!  The questions, answers and scores were as follows. 

Question 1:

Who said the infamous "Ben Folds is a f*cking assh*le" line at the end of Evaporated?

Don: Leo Overtoom

Don 1 - 0 Barb

Question 2:

What is Evaporated about, according to Ben, in three words or less?

Barb: "It's about loss"

Don 1 - 1 Barb

Question 3:

When moving the piano around between gigs, who did the band once drop it on?

Don: Chuck Folds

Don 2 - 1 Barb

Question 4:

Who co-produced Super D with Ben (except 'Them The Got')?

Barb: John Mark Painter

Don 2 - 2 Barb.

Question 5

Sticking with Super D, and nice and easy, which band did Ben cover (i.e. not Ray Charles?)

Don: The Darkness

Don 3 - 2 Barb

Question 6:

In how many BF/F songs is LA mentioned? And name them.

Barb: 2. Don't Change your Plans and Tiny Dancer
Don: I can't think of any more than that

No points to either contestant - missing out Army there ("Oh-oh think I'll write a screen play, oo-oh, think I'll take it to LA"). 

The answer was 3 - DCYP, Army and Tiny Dancer.

Don 3 - 2 Barb

Question 7

In which song does Ben say there is a homage to Burt Bacharach? (Not Raindrops... )

Barb:Don't Change your plans!

Don 3 - 3 Barb

Question 8:

Ben has covered songs by a particular band who refused a guest appearance on William Shatner's "Has Been" album. Who was it?

Don: Built to Spill
Barb: Wham!

Again no-one got it correct - it was The Flaming Lips

Don 3 - 3 Barb

Question 9:

Name the three original members of Majosha and their instruments.

Don: Ben Folds on bass, Millard Powers on guitar, and Dave Rich on drums

Don 4 - 3 Barb

Question 10:

What animal appears in the "Rockin' the Suburbs" video?

Barb: A Puppy

Don 4 - 4 Barb

After 10 questions, and a tied score, the golden envelope with the sudden death question was produced!

Question 11:

Ben did a guest appearance at a NYC gig of "one of [his] favourite" solo artists, who then returned the favour at a different location. Who was it?

Don: Joe Jackson

Don 5 - 4 Barb


And there we have it - Don stole the competition from Barb at the last gasp - a thrilling final!

CONGRATULATIONS DON!


Thanks

And that's the end of BVIV.  All that is left to do is thank the necessary people. 

Most importantly, a big thanks to Andy for hosting the contest, regularly updating the News section, helping me with some of the questions and for being the neutral adjudicator when the going got all too complicated!

Thanks to Don and Barb for a massively exciting final - it had me on the edge so I have no idea what the people taking part must have felt like.

And finally, a big thank you to everyone who has taken part!  Well played one and all.

That's it, I'm outta here to do some work for a change!

Cheers.

J...