Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Monday Quiz: Eighth Season Wrap-Up

But first: in all the excitement of the Quiz's trip to the Netherlands last Monday, I never even said who got MQLXXX Exclamation Points! The list includes Mrs.5000 and la gringissima in a fierce battle for the top of the leaderboard, with Cartophiliac not far back in fourth place. Other winners were fingerstothebone, The Calico Cat, Eversaved, mhwitt, and Balaywho. Elaine, who has done a lot of winning on Thursday, broke the Monday barrier to become the 66th human to win an Exclamation Point! And Rebel took the last MQLXXX EP, which was the 400th Monday Quiz Exclamation Point.

Even more exciting than that, if such a thing is possible, is that la gringissima's MQLXXX EP breaks the record for consecutive Monday Quiz wins! The previous record was five in a row, a feat DrSchnell achieved twice (MQXXIV - MQXXVIII; MQLI - MQLV) and la gringa herself matched once (MQLII - MQLVI). With her current run from MQLXXV to MQLXXX, la gringissima pushes the bar up to SIX in a row. Will she push it to seven? We'll have to wait until next week to find out!

Eighth Season Champions

Given the above, it's not surprising that la gringissima is the Eighth Season Champ; she took EPs in an amazing 8 out of 10 Quizzes to dominate "the 70s."

Usually, 6 of 10 would be enough to win; Eversaved will just have to settle for second place and the respect and admiration of all.

Scoring 4 of 10 are four Quiz long-timers: Mrs.5000, DrSchnell, Rebel, and Cartophiliac. They get the respect and admiration of all, as well.

As does everyone who plays the Monday Quiz! See you next week for the 9th Season kick-off!


Rebel said...


Cartophiliac said...

La Gringissima rocks my world!

Elaine said...

cough, cough. I don't seem to get the scoring system. An ! is good, right? (I noticed a lot of folks got this quiz--too easy, eh? Or maybe we just all LOVE the Netherlands.)

Michael5000 said...

@Reb: w00t! indeed.

@Carto: Your world, and my Quiz.

@Elaine: The controlling document for L&TM5K Quiz administration and scoring is the carefully crafted L&TM5K Quiz FAQ. It should clear up any questions you might have about Quiz rules and reward structures.

Libby said...

On an unrelated topic, this blog does not seem to be working correctly with bloglines - I only had five or so unread posts for the entire month I wasn't reading blogs. All 7 of your bloglines subscribers are probably suffering because of this, so I felt you should be aware.

Michael5000 said...

@Libby: Whassis "bloglines"?

Elaine said...

Ha ha ha! Your FAQs are great. I am now enlightened. I had no clue it was so, so, organized!