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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Baseball Think Factory Quizbowl Questions

BBTF is now a worthy topic for pop culture quizbowl. The entire tournament is here.

18. Answer the following related to various running jokes at the Baseball ThinkFactory website, for 10 points each:
[10] One recurring poster uses this name of the protagonist from Ring Lardner’s You Know Me Al. The poster imitates this character’s semi-literate style to comment on the baseball issues of the day.
[10] A hilarious running joke involved the phrase, “Sure, I’d listen if [blank] called,” a reference to an interview involving this former manager saying he would listen if for no apparent reason, the Red Sox contacted him. This recent Hall of Fame inductee won the 1982 World Series with St. Louis.
[10] Posters frequently mock Joe Morgan for suggesting that this man, not Michael Lewis, wrote the book Moneyball. This man is noted for his sabermetric friendly policies during his time as GM of the Oakland Athletics.

The link should call up a Word file. Look for Bonus #18 or search for the words in the excerpt. You’ll find the answers there.

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   1. The District Attorney Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:06 PM (#3967333)
The link should call up a Word file. Look for Bonus #18 or search for the words in the excerpt. You’ll find the answers there.
Sounds like a trap.
   2. Mess with the Meat, you get the Wad! Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:14 PM (#3967346)
its kind of confusing, also how the hell would anyone other then us know these anwsers?
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:17 PM (#3967349)
If I don't know the answers, am I the biggest idiot ever?
   4. Stevis Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:17 PM (#3967350)
All of them have non-BBTF clues--protagonist from You Know Me Al, 1982 World Series Manager, A's GM. You should know them from that. The first one would be a doozy, but the last one is in a recent movie and anyone slightly versed in recent baseball history ought to get the middle one.
   5. Lassus Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:24 PM (#3967360)
I'm disapointed that none of the questions was "Which Flemish renaissance composer promised a galaxy-wide apocalypse if Bengie Molina was signed by the Mets, and kept a list of such people promoting said apocalypse?"
   6. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:25 PM (#3967363)
If somebody asked me to identify the running jokes at BTF, those 3 wouldn't have come to mind.
   7. Rear Admiral Piazza Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:25 PM (#3967364)
Not surprised to see I didn't make it. But what about Frank Tanana?
   8. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:27 PM (#3967367)
Why can't this just be in sporcle instead?
   9. Poochie Mahoney Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:30 PM (#3967372)
I haven't posted here in aons (although I still lurk), but I wrote this tournament. I'm curious how it was found--surely the original poster must be somewhat interested in quizbowl.

I picked those running jokes because they amuse me and they were the easiest to write an easy/medium/hard part for a quizbowl bonus. There might be another BTF reference somewhere in the tournament, I don't remember.
   10. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:31 PM (#3967375)
No Shooty, no peace!
   11. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:33 PM (#3967379)

I'm disapointed that none of the questions was "Which Flemish renaissance composer promised a galaxy-wide apocalypse if Bengie Molina was signed by the Mets, and kept a list of such people promoting said apocalypse?"


And Mike Crudale.
   12. The District Attorney Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:33 PM (#3967380)
Also, whenever Poochie Mahoney doesn't post, all the other posters should be asking "Where's Poochie?"
   13. Rants Mulliniks Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:34 PM (#3967381)
Is that even legal?
   14. Ray (RDP) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:35 PM (#3967382)
Is the Jack Keefe joke the most unfunny joke in the history of this site?
   15. Poochie Mahoney Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:35 PM (#3967383)
Now I remember--there's an Albert Belle tossup somewhere in the set that has a clue about Chris Truby/satanism being linked with this player. I also wrote a question on the TV show "Skin" for some tournament that used the line "His father is the district attorney!" As you can tell, all of my running joke interests are from what like almost 10 years ago.
   16. SoSH U at work Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:37 PM (#3967385)
Is the Jack Keefe joke the most unfunny joke in the history of this site?


No, that would be the ALL CAPS MURRAY CHASS HEADLINE REFERENCING THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF.

However, it might be behind Never heard him... That one's a timeless classic.
   17. Ray (RDP) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:40 PM (#3967392)
Now I remember--there's an Albert Belle tossup somewhere in the set that has a clue about Chris Truby/satanism being linked with this player.


That joke originated on usenet, not on BTF. (Though I believe it was Tom Nawrocki's brainchild, and he does post here.)
   18. Best Dressed Chicken in Town Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:40 PM (#3967394)
Is the Jack Keefe joke the most unfunny joke in the history of this site?

must...resist...urge...
   19. a bebop a rebop Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:47 PM (#3967402)
Jack Keefe is the funniest poster on this site.
   20. The District Attorney Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:49 PM (#3967403)
I also wrote a question on the TV show "Skin" for some tournament that used the line "His father is the district attorney!"
Now that's just silly.
   21. Loren F. Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:50 PM (#3967405)
I kinda like the Jack Keefe posts. No one is funny all the time, but some of the posts are good and artful, and every once in a while Jack Keefe hits it out of the park. That's a better funny/unfunny ratio than most posters here, myself included (which is one reason I lurk a lot more than I post).
   22. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:52 PM (#3967408)
I don't like the Jack Keefe thing, the MURRAY CHASS THING works when it works, sucks when it doesn't.
   23. Shock Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:55 PM (#3967409)

[10] Posters frequently mock Joe Morgan for suggesting that this man, not Michael Lewis, wrote the book Moneyball. This man is noted for his sabermetric friendly policies during his time as GM of the Oakland Athletics.


Yeah, that second sentence is ... kind of a give-away.
   24. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:56 PM (#3967411)
We have people who don't like the Keefe posts?

Wow.

Just when I thought my opinion of humanity could sink no lower ...
   25. Shock Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:57 PM (#3967413)

Is the Jack Keefe joke the most unfunny joke in the history of this site?


I usually ski[m/p] his posts, but I think that honor belongs to "I'm shocked, shocked!" Or perhaps "So-and-so says hi"
   26. Guapo Posted: October 18, 2011 at 05:59 PM (#3967414)
Here is my BTF Quiz:

1. For 10 points, what Primate came up with the original allegation that Chris Truby was a Satan worshipper (on RSB, not BTF)?
1a. For 5 bonus points, what team was Truby playing for at the time of the allegation?
2. For 10 points each, name the first four inductees into the Hall of Merit.
3. For 10 points, name the owner of an MLB team whose sister allegedly posted on BTF in 2003, leading to a discussion of whether it was really her or not.
4. For 10 points, name the expression consisting of a word followed by a letter, which means "whip it out."
4a. For 5 bonus points, name a major leaguer that has gathered unwanted publicity for whipping it out.
5. For 10 points, name the major league catcher who was arrested for DUI with his kids in the car, leading to the expression "They should take his children away."
6. In 2006, BTF hosted a Diamond Mind Baseball tournament to determine the best team in baseball history, but it was never completed. For 10 points each, name the four teams that made the final four (both year and team name).
7. For 10 points, give the real name of former Primate and now MLB scout, "ChadBradfordWannabe."
8. For 10 points, name the stadium whose naming led to a protest from a well-known animal advocacy group, and therefore led to an epic BTF thread.
9. For 10 points, name the semi-aquatic rodent that Gagne_55 rhymed with a Hall of Fame Mets pitcher's name in the epic 2005 BTF rap thread.
10. For 10 points, name the alcohol that was associated with Primate (NTR) Larry Bowa.

EDIT: Well, question 1 was already answered in the thread, so free points for everyone!
   27. Ray (RDP) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:00 PM (#3967416)
We have people who don't like the Keefe posts?


It takes too much effort to read them. What payout there is isn't worth the trouble. And it got old somewhere around the second Keefe post.
   28. JJ1986 Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:05 PM (#3967420)
3. For 10 points, name the owner of an MLB team whose sister allegedly posted on BTF in 2003, leading to a discussion of whether it was really her or not.


This one was before my time. I had no idea this happened.
   29. Guapo Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:06 PM (#3967421)
This one was before my time. I had no idea this happened.


Well, you'd better hit the books then!

I think the smart money was it wasn't her, but there was at least a discussion.
   30. Shock Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:10 PM (#3967426)
No running gags in the last 5 years?
   31. plim Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:21 PM (#3967434)
these questions are horrible. they take the most obscure detail from the actual question, go on for 3 more sentences, then ask you a really simple question.

It would be like listing the last 5 draft picks for a team, then asking, in 2004, which team, whose name is represented by a color and a nickname for an article of clothing, won their first world series in 86 years?
   32. Greg K Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:22 PM (#3967436)
Weird. I'm with the mongoose. I was always under the impression that Jack Keefe posts were our last, best hope that comedy truly could be objectively funny for all audiences.

I suppose there's always Stephen Fry!
   33. Poochie Mahoney Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:23 PM (#3967437)
If you're referring to the non bonus questions, they're meant to be played with buzzers, so that if a person knows a clue he or she interrupts the question at that point, so you wouldn't be hearing all the clues unless you wait to the end.
   34. Lassus Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:24 PM (#3967438)
I'll take the easy ones, Guapo:

4. Option J
7. Carlos Gomez
8. PETCO


It takes too much effort to read them. What payout there is isn't worth the trouble.

NEEDZ MOAR HAWAII FIVE-O
   35. fra paolo Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:24 PM (#3967440)
No running gags in the last 5 years?

Which coincides with when the Lounge was moved to the island.
   36. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:25 PM (#3967441)
10. Bushmills.

1a. KC Royals?
   37. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:27 PM (#3967443)
DNRTFA. I know hardly any of the answers to Guapo's quiz. I like the Jack Keefe posts.

That is all.
   38. Zach Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:28 PM (#3967445)
first of all jack keefe is on great poster look at you know me al and alibi ike and shut up he explained so in three books became on the a-list of characters and jack is in demand now, now he is pitching the white sox with aj pierogi and he also worked with ozzie guillen which was great by the way. and paul konerko at first base. so he worked with alot of great big players. and gordon beckham at second base. and jack was the best thing in the bullpen and the scouts agree. so jack is a way better poster than chris truby. im responding to the player that says the murray chass thing works and he doesnt like the jack keefe thing but keefe is funnier and more original and is getting a lot more laughs than murray. so please did you see murrays last post with PLEASE MR PRESIDENT. need i say more the post sucked as hell and even the posters said the worst running joke on the site. it only lasted a couple of months on the site now thats sad
   39. Greg K Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:28 PM (#3967446)
No running gags in the last 5 years?

Let's see off the top of my head in the last 5 years...

there's the thankfully endangered "is that even legal?"

the unforgivably short-lived Shooty fanclub. I am still president, but the AGM turnout isn't what it used to be.

Andy's heroic efforts to plant the seeds of "it's over, it's always been over" runner.

How long has the "never seen him ____" one been going? It seems like 50 years, but that may be just because it's so stupid.
   40. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:29 PM (#3967447)
9. Oh, yeah -- I don't remember the post that's cited, but the answer has to be "beaver."
   41. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:31 PM (#3967453)
Is the Jack Keefe joke the most unfunny joke in the history of this site?


Behold! A man with no sense of humor!
   42. JJ1986 Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:32 PM (#3967455)
How long has the "never seen him ____" one been going? It seems like 50 years, but that may be just because it's so stupid.


Since May 4, 2010 or thereabouts.
   43. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:32 PM (#3967456)
How long has the "never seen him ____" one been going? It seems like 50 years, but that may be just because it's so stupid.


Not quite a year & a half -- Ernie Harwell died 5/4/10.
   44. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:32 PM (#3967457)
RC Cola (the hell with Coke!) to JJ1986.
   45. SoSH U at work Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:39 PM (#3967462)
No running gags in the last 5 years?

1. What did Lazzeri promise to everyone if Bryce Harper ever made the big leagues?
2. What is the Canadian R. Jones' chief responsibility at BTF?
3. Who has Ray DiPerna never heard?
4. What airline does Jeff Francouer swear by?
Bonus: What practice in the friendly skies is among the most divisive issues facing Primates today?
5. Whose bigotry left Murray Chass no choice but to take the matter all the way to the top?
6. Who is the clutchest cockroach ever?
7. What is this thread an opportunity for?

And Guapo's 3 is Judith Reinsdorf.

The absence of any tina reference in his quiz was truly a stunner.
   46. Greg K Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:40 PM (#3967463)
The ideal list would have had 6 points.
   47. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:42 PM (#3967466)
Hmmm. "Blowjobs" would work for #s 1, 2, (Bonus) & 7 in SoSH's list ...
   48. SoSH U at work Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:44 PM (#3967467)
Hmmm. "Blowjobs" would work for #s 1, 2, (Bonus) & 7 in SoSH's list ...


Who here is opposed to oral sex at 30,000 feet?
   49. OsunaSakata Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:44 PM (#3967468)
Yes, I played the tournament. I was expecting the bonus to be on Admiral Ackbar, Mike Piazza and Madeleine Albright.

And plim, the toss-ups are meant to be "pyramidal" with hard clues coming first, becoming progressively easier with a giveaway at the end. The theory is to reward players with deeper knowledge who buzz in earlier when they recognize the answer to the more difficult clues.
   50. Greg K Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:47 PM (#3967469)
Who here is opposed to oral sex at 30,000 feet?

I think he was referring to Air Canada's controversial policy of passengers performing mandatory fellatio on Don Cherry on all domestic flights.
   51. Shock Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:47 PM (#3967470)

Who here is opposed to oral sex at 30,000 feet?


One of Ray, Andy, Esoteric, David N, Gaelan or Rauseo, surely.
   52. SoSH U at work Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:49 PM (#3967472)
One of Ray, Andy, Esoteric or David N, surely.


Yes, but only after one of them has already taken the pro-blowjob position.
   53. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:52 PM (#3967474)
Gaelan probably believes that flight is inherently immoral, so presumably oral sex on a plane would be objectionable.
   54. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:55 PM (#3967475)
Yes, but only after one of them has already taken the pro-blowjob position.

I always miss the fun threads.
   55. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:55 PM (#3967476)
Gaelan probably believes that flight is inherently immoral, so presumably oral sex on a plane would be objectionable.


Now THAT'S funny.
   56. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 06:57 PM (#3967480)
1a. Houston?

3. Jerry Reinsdorf
4. Option J
4a. David Cone
5. Todd Hundley

7. Carlos Gomez
8. PETCO
9. Beaver and Seaver? (I don't remember the post)
   57. Guapo Posted: October 18, 2011 at 07:04 PM (#3967485)
The answers to mine are:

1. Nawrocki
1a. Houston
2. Deacon White, Ross Barnes, George Gore, Paul Hines
3. Jerry Reinsdorf (sister Judith)
4. Option J
4a. We would have accepted David Cone, Dick Williams, and Denny Neagle, among others.
5. Todd Hundley
6. 1905 Giants, 1942 Cardinals, 1998 Braves, 1998 Yankees
7. Carlos Gomez
8. PETCO
9. Beaver [that rap thread is the most underrated thread in the history of the site]
10. Bushmills
   58. Dan The Mediocre Posted: October 18, 2011 at 07:11 PM (#3967491)
#3 is Judith Reinsdorf. I posted in the thread as Jerry Reinsdorf and told her to stand in the corner.

It's this thread, but it's lost about 80% of it's posts.
   59. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 07:23 PM (#3967499)
What a shame. Why did the posts disappear?
   60. The District Attorney Posted: October 18, 2011 at 07:28 PM (#3967502)
Yes, I played the tournament.
Well, did you get them right??
   61. OsunaSakata Posted: October 18, 2011 at 07:32 PM (#3967506)
The way the game is played both teams play the toss-ups. The team that gets the toss-up right answers the bonus all by themselves. So our team did not get the toss-up that led up to the BTF bonus. I would have gotten Herzog and Beane but not Keefe.
   62. Rickey! In a van on 95 south... Posted: October 18, 2011 at 07:40 PM (#3967514)
Gaelan related humor wins the internets.
   63. The District Attorney Posted: October 18, 2011 at 07:47 PM (#3967517)
Oh, well. Did you win? :)
   64. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: October 18, 2011 at 07:49 PM (#3967520)
We have people who don't like the Keefe posts?

Yeah, the same ones who think that Kenny Bania's "Why do they call it ovaltine?" routine is the apex of comedy gold.

Keefe's in a class by himself, but Yankee Redneck's drolleries are great fillers in between the Keefesters, especially when some people keep taking him literally.
   65. Rickey! In a van on 95 south... Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:01 PM (#3967536)
No one understands my schtick. I'm so far ahead of you lot aesthetically. It's sad. It's like Lenny Bruce or something.
   66. Poster Nutbag Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:02 PM (#3967537)
We have people who don't like the Keefe posts?

Wow.

Just when I thought my opinion of humanity could sink no lower ...


This...I was already having a bad day!
   67. Lassus Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:05 PM (#3967541)
No one understands my schtick. I'm so far ahead of you lot aesthetically. It's sad. It's like Lenny Bruce or something.

You misspelled Larry the Cable Guy.
   68. smileyy Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:06 PM (#3967543)
Admiral Ackbar/Vince Coleman/It's a t[ar][ra]p would be another good question.
   69. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:06 PM (#3967545)
There are many threads that I only keep reading in the hope of seeing a Keefe post. There are only a handful of Primates with a ratio of useful:useless posts better than Jack's.
   70. smileyy Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:07 PM (#3967549)
"Consider this an opportunity for..." is one of the higher-degree of difficulty recent running gags, and well-executed by Fancy Pants Handle (IIRC) for a while.
   71. Shock Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:10 PM (#3967552)
Keefe was funny once but I agree it's gotten old.

I think Gonaflon Bubble is the most consistently funny poster, personally.
   72. The Well-Tempered Javier Vasquez (loungehead) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:13 PM (#3967554)
A comment from another infreqent poster but frequent voyeu-- I mean lurker.

I used to think that the Keefe posts were just tedious, but I also didn't understand the source of the joke. I came across Ring Lardner in the Kindle store purely by accident once, blasted through it, and suddenly Keefe is hilarious. I just treat those posts as parody of satire and all is well.
   73. SoSH U at work Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:14 PM (#3967555)
"Consider this an opportunity for..." is one of the higher-degree of difficulty recent running gags, and well-executed by Fancy Pants Handle (IIRC) for a while.


Yes, he did. And agreed, that wasn't easy.

The answers, in case anyone wasn't already aware of all of them.
1. $200 bucks.
2. A link to this thread.
3. Ernie Harwell
4. Delta
Bonus - Reclining Seats
5. Stan Musial's
6. Derek Jeter
7. Dialogue and education.

I think Gonaflon Bubble is the most consistently funny poster, personally.


Absolutely.
   74. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:18 PM (#3967559)
Jack Keefe is the funniest poster here. Does TOLAXOR ever show up any more?
   75. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:18 PM (#3967560)
Keefe was funny once but I agree it's gotten old.


Ignore these people, Jack.

Please.
   76. Jack Keefe Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:20 PM (#3967563)
Well Al now they are all up set because some 1 does not think I am funny. What of it Al I do not think I am funny either. I am not some kind of Commedian. I do not aim at being a Puffoon. I am trying to keep my job in the bigs and win a pennant for the Chi. Sox or may be next year for the Fla. Fish if I get Free Agency. No 1 on the Sox thinks I am funny. Mark Burly says I am as funny as Hotel Raw Wanda. David Beckham says I am as funny as the Battle of the Boyne. One P. Air says I am about as funny as his great aunts case of Shingles. Ozzie Guillen used to say I was a little bit funnier than World Hunger but not by much. A.J. Pierogi says I am as funny as Dane Cook in Concert. Some 1 does not understand Al. Baseball is not all tikcling under the Arm Pits and the giving of Hot Foots. You can not win that way. Think of the funniest looking thing you can think of in a baseball Uni. John Lacky right. Well did his team win Al I ask you.
   77. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:23 PM (#3967566)
What is the Canadian R. Jones' chief responsibility at BTF?


Link to the poor schmuck who took a baseball to the nuts in a batting cage. If I just opened and read through that page everyday I think my life would be complete.

I'm one of those who doesn't like Jack Keefe. I don't get it. I've never read Lardner so clearly I'm missing a part of it but I just find it tedious and long.

So, for those scoring at home; nut shots yes!, Ring Lardner no!

EDIT: Man, timing is everything.

EDIT EDIT: What I want to know is is Jack Keefe someone who just posts here solely as Jack Keefe or is it a regular poster who just jumps back on as Jack when circumstances warrant?
   78. Poster Nutbag Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:25 PM (#3967567)
Forget sabermetrics...forget politics....forget religion....this Keefe thing is really going to set something off....let's round up these Anti-Keefe #$@!%^s before they get outta hand!
   79. AndrewJ Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:26 PM (#3967568)
"What three BTF running jokes have never been in my kitchen?"
   80. Walt Davis Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:27 PM (#3967569)
Is the Jack Keefe joke the most unfunny joke in the history of this site?

Comedically illiterate #####.


2. What is the Canadian R. Jones' chief responsibility at BTF?

To get confused with the other R Jones.

3. Who has Ray DiPerna never heard?

The voice in the back of his head that tells him to keep quiet.

6. Who is the clutchest cockroach ever?

What?

7. What is this thread an opportunity for?

self-aggrandizement
   81. Poster Nutbag Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:27 PM (#3967571)
Well Al now they are all up set because some 1 does not think I am funny. What of it Al I do not think I am funny either. I am not some kind of Commedian. I do not aim at being a Puffoon. I am trying to keep my job in the bigs and win a pennant for the Chi. Sox or may be next year for the Fla. Fish if I get Free Agency. No 1 on the Sox thinks I am funny. Mark Burly says I am as funny as Hotel Raw Wanda. David Beckham says I am as funny as the Battle of the Boyne. One P. Air says I am about as funny as his great aunts case of Shingles. Ozzie Guillen used to say I was a little bit funnier than World Hunger but not by much. A.J. Pierogi says I am as funny as Dane Cook in Concert. Some 1 does not understand Al. Baseball is not all tikcling under the Arm Pits and the giving of Hot Foots. You can not win that way. Think of the funniest looking thing you can think of in a baseball Uni. John Lacky right. Well did his team win Al I ask you.


The world is a better place now....
   82. SoSH U at work Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:28 PM (#3967572)
EDIT EDIT: What I want to know is is Jack Keefe someone who just posts here solely as Jack Keefe or is it a regular poster who just jumps back on as Jack when circumstances warrant?


I suspect it's the latter. That was the case with posts by Cookie Monster, which were created by Primate Jeff K. Speaking of whom, anyone know what happened to him?
   83. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:30 PM (#3967574)
I have to throw in a nomination for Guapo as funniest poster.
   84. Shock Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:31 PM (#3967577)

EDIT EDIT: What I want to know is is Jack Keefe someone who just posts here solely as Jack Keefe or is it a regular poster who just jumps back on as Jack when circumstances warrant?


It's Repoz.
   85. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:33 PM (#3967580)
A.J. Pierogi says I am as funny as Dane Cook in Concert.

Oh my god, I read this line and I can barely breathe, I am laughing so hard.

I love how Jack sounds all old-timey but still tosses in wicked contemporary references.

I do agree that Gonfalon Bubble is pretty consistently funny. So is Guapo. Guapo's #41 in this thread made me have to change my pants.
   86. Kurt Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:49 PM (#3967591)
No running gags in the last 5 years?

85 posts and no mention of #6org. You should all be ashamed of yourselves.
   87. just plain joe Posted: October 18, 2011 at 08:52 PM (#3967597)
I love how Jack sounds all old-timey but still tosses in wicked contemporary references.


I think Jack's great, I can't imagine not being able to see and appreciate the humor in his posts. I do miss the classic Larry Bowa posts from several years back, it must be my inner 15 year old or something.
   88. Kurt Posted: October 18, 2011 at 09:01 PM (#3967605)
[double post]
   89. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 18, 2011 at 09:16 PM (#3967620)
No running gags in the last 5 years?

85 posts and no mention of #6org. You should all be ashamed of yourselves.


I think #46 tried to, but perhaps it was a check swing.
   90. Fancy Pants Handle doesn't need no water Posted: October 18, 2011 at 09:23 PM (#3967629)
"Consider this an opportunity for..." is one of the higher-degree of difficulty recent running gags, and well-executed by Fancy Pants Handle (IIRC) for a while.

Why thank you. I felt it was running kinda thin by the end, so it was better to let it go, so it could be remembered for what it was.

And as Walt has allready declared this thread an opportunity for self-aggrandizement, I will say that I felt my best post signature gag was actually the demotivational poster work. But since it happened in an endless religion/politics thread, probably not more than 5 people noticed...


Nevertheless, consider this an opportunity to nostalgically reminisce upon the church tank!
   91. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 18, 2011 at 09:32 PM (#3967636)
But since it happened in an endless religion/politics thread, probably not more than 5 people noticed...
Are you kidding? That was the greatest performance by a single poster in a giant thread ever. Your posts were epic! I racked you!
   92. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 18, 2011 at 09:57 PM (#3967653)
that rap thread is the most underrated thread in the history of the site


I'm glad someone liked it. Although looking back on some of those lyrics makes me wonder how I made them flow. I remember they sounded good in my head when I was writing them.

Also, on the topic of funny posters, I liked John Brattain (RIP).
   93. OsunaSakata Posted: October 18, 2011 at 10:44 PM (#3967672)
We barely lost the game that had that question. Our team finished about in the middle.
   94. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: October 18, 2011 at 11:12 PM (#3967679)
Let's see off the top of my head in the last 5 years...

there's the thankfully endangered "is that even legal?"


I remember when Gamingboy and others beat "of doom" into the ground. The only good thing that came out of that was bbc's Chicka-doom Chicka-doom handle.
   95. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: October 18, 2011 at 11:17 PM (#3967681)
Oh, if I never see the phrase "objective pipe" again, it will be too soon. Dayn Perry is as funny as Guapo and Gonfalon, BTW.
   96. Shock Posted: October 18, 2011 at 11:20 PM (#3967683)
I have not seen "objective pipe" since the original thread.
   97. SouthSideRyan Posted: October 18, 2011 at 11:30 PM (#3967687)
Oh my god, I read this line and I can barely breathe, I am laughing so hard.


Is that sarcasm? Keefe is awful.
   98. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 18, 2011 at 11:47 PM (#3967692)
Jack Keefe is fantastic. I am very surprised to read that there are posters who don't find him funny. Well, not Ray.
   99. Shock Posted: October 18, 2011 at 11:49 PM (#3967696)
Who knew humor was subjective? Amazing.
   100. Misirlou is on hiding to nowhere Posted: October 19, 2011 at 12:16 AM (#3967713)
6. In 2006, BTF hosted a Diamond Mind Baseball tournament to determine the best team in baseball history, but it was never completed. For 10 points each, name the four teams that made the final four (both year and team name).


6a - Which team, which had one of the top 4 records in the simulation, was disqualified due to a computer glitch?
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