Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastardI did with 8:04 remaining - but in the fifth grade we had to sing this song with all the states in alphabetical order to the tune of "The Turkey In The Straw" and it's been wedged in my brain for the last, gosh, twenty years or so now. So I kinda sorta cheated. (But, yeah, naming all 50 states in thirty seconds is my favorite lame party trick that impresses people for some reason. Unless they went to my elementary school.)
I've got the same thing with the Presidents in order from an elementary school song. As for this thing, I forgot Minnesota of all places.
Speaking of Jeopardy and state capitals, this was an interesting Final J! this week: What is the largest city (in terms of population) in the US with no team in the NFL, NBA, NHL, or MLB? (Yes, it's a state capital.)
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Austin, Texas. I got it, but no one on the show did!
Got 'em all with 47 seconds remaining; Kansas and Iowa tripped me up for the longest time.
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Got 143/192 on the countries one. Sad thing is I knew all the countries in the world when I was like, six.
The 49 I missed:
Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Cameroon, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malawi, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, North Korea, Oman, Republic of the Congo, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Syria, The Bahamas, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
I always thought Dick Schapp was the weak link of the old Sports Reporters. I always thought they kept him around so he could mention how he used to wear horrible jackets and co-host the Joe Namath Show.