View Full Version : Dementrivia I (Round 6) (Eastern Religions and Causal Relationships)

2007-03-22, 02:38 PM
Welcome to the Dementrivia, the stretch pants of quiz shows.

What is this about? You can read the long description (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35592) or accept the short explanation:
Each round, I give you one question. You send me an answer that is wrong, but as funny and entertaining as possible. After some time, I will gather your entries and reveal them. Then you may vote for your favorite answer, thus awarding it points.

After five rounds, Raistlin has accomplished a strong lead but one or two sweeping rounds can change the standings entirely.

Question 6: Buddhism is based on the Four Noble Truths. The first Noble Truth, on which the others build up, links all suffering to a central cause. Which is this central cause responsible for suffering?

Please send your answers as a message until Saturday, 6 PM Eastern

Note that this is a game without signups. You can send answers/vote anytime.

Dementrivia's Season I Standings after 5 Rounds

1. Raistlin1040 (37 Points)
2. Deckmaster (18)
3. evnafets (13)
4. DLD (11)
5. Deathcow, Eldritch Knight (10)
7. David94 (9)
8. Alarra, Blood, faerwain (8)
11. Castaras, Tormsskull (7)
13. Calamity, Zar Peter (5)
15. Angela, Captain van der Decken, Khantalas, Lord Fullbladder, Shadow (4)
20. Atreyu the Masked Llama, heretic, Lord Herman, Xaspian (3)
24. Indurain, Rama Lei (2)
26. Charity, Korith, Lucky, purple cube, AwesomeGirl (1)

The Rules (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35592)

2007-03-22, 03:35 PM
Ok, I missed round 5 but this round I swear my answer is good. Vote for it or no cookies for you.

2007-03-22, 03:37 PM
Ah, but cookies are nothing compared to my pies. :smallamused:

People will die for my pies...

Zar Peter
2007-03-22, 03:44 PM
People die because of youre pies.
But blackmailing is a good idea...
Vote for my answer and you may look through my telescope for 5, no 3 minutes.

2007-03-22, 06:53 PM
Almost forgot: Answers are due Sunday, 4 PM Eastern

(this time posted in the correct thread)

2007-03-23, 05:15 AM
What a bad day can produce... and that was the only answer I had >.<

Lord Herman
2007-03-23, 05:28 AM
Almost forgot: Answers are due Sunday, 4 PM Eastern

(this time posted in the correct thread)

The first post of this thread says the answers are due on saturday... which is correct?

2007-03-23, 05:41 AM
The later one: You have time until Sunday

2007-03-25, 04:18 AM
Some hours left if you want to send submissions.

2007-03-25, 03:36 PM
Time's up. Let's have a look at your suggestions:

Question: Buddhism is based on the Four Noble Truths. The first Noble Truth, on which the others build up, links all suffering to a central cause. Which is this central cause responsible for suffering?

True Answer: Desire is the central cause responsible for all suffering. Therefore, Buddhists strive to desire nothing.

And what were your ideas?

Answer 1:
The Wayans Brothers

Answer 2:
That removed and misused rib.

Answer 3:

Answer 4:

Answer 5:
Tony Blair and George Bush. Works for Iraq, doesn't it?

Answer 6:
Pointed sticks. Pointed sticks are the cause of all suffering. Because they hurt. Especially if you get on in your eye. In fact, the Dalai Lama once said: 'Do not play the sharp-stick-in-the-eye game, because you might get a sharp stick in your eye. And that hurts. Trust me, I know.' And you should listen to the Dalai Lama, because he's wise and stuff.

Answer 7:
It is the headache caused by eating ice cream too quickly. Its symbolic of man's desire to seek that which will hurt him.

Answer 8:
The central cause to all my suffering is the lack of the new OOTS comic when it should be online but isn't.

Answer 9:
The Silly Message Board Games forum.

Answer 10:
*non existant*

Answer 11:
All suffering has only one use, to further the cause of happyness, also called evil.

Answer 12:
The cause of human suffering is the fact that our noodly master will not reveal himself to anyone but the chosen few one. Oh, but I might gaze on his prodigious carb-ness.

Answer 13:
The central cause for all suffering is the sun. It was stupid enough to support life, so that life could suffer!

Answer 14:
The central cause of suffering, is, in fact, death, disease and the like. I don't have a clue where Yoda got that random crap from.

Answer 15:
The core cause of suffering, is in fact, Bean Burritos.

Answer 16:
Jack Thompson. The bane of video-gamers everywhere.

16 answers to choose from. This time, however, I had to condense two entries to one option since they were too similar. The two players will receive half of the points each.

Choose your favorite and name it in the thread. You have time until Tuesday, 6 PM Eastern.

2007-03-25, 03:40 PM
4, 5, 9 and 16 all seem good.

Although I think I will have to go with #9.

Captain van der Decken
2007-03-25, 03:40 PM
Heh. I vote #13.

2007-03-25, 03:42 PM
Silkenfist, both 10 and 13 are exactly the same. Word for word.

2007-03-25, 03:53 PM
Fixed: 10 is switched to the one I had overwritten.

2007-03-25, 04:03 PM
Now 10 is 14. It still doesn't fix anything.

2007-03-25, 04:20 PM
OK, after triple checking I've convinced myself that there is no additional answer. We scratch 10 and continue with 15 options.

2007-03-25, 04:36 PM
#8! :smallbiggrin:

2007-03-25, 04:41 PM
Hey, I don't see my answer! Was it folded into another one?

2007-03-25, 04:44 PM
#6 so long as it it's pronounced 'poin-TED' sticks rahter than the normal way of saying it :smalltongue:

2007-03-25, 04:47 PM
Khantalas: Your answer was merged with another one since I felt they were too similar to be run separately. You will share points with the other player equally.

Eldritch Knight
2007-03-25, 04:59 PM
My Answer is #3, and I think I know who it belongs to. But I'll wait and see.

2007-03-25, 05:06 PM
I vote for 4. Cause college wants me dead, broken, disfigured, crucified and in plain sight to see.

2007-03-25, 06:09 PM
I vote for #6. #5 was funny too.

Zar Peter
2007-03-26, 07:01 AM
I vote for 7, I like the symbolic part

2007-03-26, 07:17 AM

And shoot, I missed submitting for this one again....sigh....

2007-03-26, 07:30 AM
I will vote for #4

Atreyu the Masked LLama
2007-03-26, 08:23 PM
I have to choose number 6. Maybe its the Dali llama, but it amused me so.

2007-03-26, 08:36 PM
#6 .

Lord Herman
2007-03-27, 03:02 AM
I vote for #7.

2007-03-27, 08:44 AM
I vote for #8.

2007-03-27, 10:59 AM
What Llama said. I laughed at the stick in the eye game, so #6

2007-03-27, 04:00 PM
One hour left. Anyone want to get in a last word?

Zar Peter
2007-03-27, 04:05 PM
Yes What? It's a last word after all. And thanks for my first votings, too! I'm happy!!!

2007-03-27, 05:19 PM
And these are the Results:

Answer 1 by Tormsskull:

Answer 2 by faerwain:

Answer 3 by DarkLightDragon:
2 votes by Eldritch Knight and Alarra

Answer 4 by Calamity:
2 votes by Khantalas and Tormsskull

Answer 5 by Castaras:

Answer 6 by Lord Herman:
5 votes by Calamity, DLD, Atreyu the Masked Llama, Lucky and faerwain

Answer 7 by Atreyu the Masked Llama:
2 votes by Zar Peter, Lord Herman

Answer 8 by Zar Peter and Khantalas:
2 votes by Blood and heretic

Answer 9 by Angela:
1 vote by Castaras

Answer 11 by Gezina:

Answer 12 by heretic:

Answer 13 by Blood:
1 vote by Captain van der Decken

Answer 14 by Captain van der Decken:

Answer 15 by Eldritch Knight:

Answer 16 by Raistlin1040:

Clear victory for Lord Herman and for this time, the longest answer was my favorite, too. The round is completed by a lot of swift one liners, the obligatory political statement and the even more obligatory GITP reference.

Dementrivia's Season I Standings after 6 Rounds

1. Raistlin1040 (37 Points)
2. Deckmaster (18)
3. DLD, Lord Herman (14)
5. evnafets (13)
6. Eldritch Knight (11)
7. Blood, Deathcow (10)
9. Alarra, David94, faerwain (9)
12. Calamity, Castaras, Tormsskull (8)
15. Zar Peter (7)
16. Atreyu the Masked Llama, Khantalas (6)
18. Angela, Captain van der Decken (5)
20. heretic, Lord Fullbladder, Shadow (4)
23. Xaspian (3)
24. Indurain, Lucky, Rama Lei (2)
27. Charity, Korith, purple cube, AwesomeGirl (1)

Not much happening at the top right now. Lord Herman caught up with the others but Raistlin will remain crowned for a while.

The Rules (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35592)

Lord Herman
2007-03-28, 01:27 AM
Yay! Thanks for your votes, everyone.