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MrChips
Jun 10, 2005

FLIGHT SAFETY TIP: Fatties out first



So with the hollandaise season upon us now, and that means itís time to fight the hordes out shopping fight the scalper bots to try and buy a new video card online, get into a fight with your significant other about which placemats to use punch some idiot out for not wearing a mask in the grocery store, and listen to your drunk uncle Ted rant about foreigners at the dinner table on the family Zoom call. Fortunately it also means that itís time for yet another installment of the Sheep Game, where you can argue with your goon friends about who is the most correct about everything!

So, what is a sheep game? Here's you answer:

What the gently caress is a sheep

The game is not complicated.

1. There will be a list of questions at the bottom of this post. The object of the game is to provide the MOST COMMON response from the people playing the game, kind of like Family Feud. You receive one point for each person who provided the same answer. In other words, if the question was "What is best in life," and 10 players said "To crush your enemies," each of those players would receive 10 points. If 5 players said "The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist," they would each receive 5 points. If 1 player said "Hello Kitty," he would receive 1 points (and the public condemnation of his peers).

2. Every question scores points, even if only one. The player with the MOST points, after all the questions are added up, wins the game.

3. There are no right or wrong answers - your job is to provide the MOST COMMON answer. So even if you really, really think that "The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist" is best in life, it might still be in your best interest to answer "To crush your enemies." This means that even a factually incorrect answer can score the most points! You have to decide what you think everyone else will say.

4. Some of the questions are vague - intentionally so! It's your job to interpret them as you think the majority of AI will.

Send your answers along with your SA Username (seriously) to AIsheepgame@gmail.com (seriously, make sure your username is in there somewhere!) with the tag Sheep Game in the subject line. Format is important, so please send your answers like this:

code:
Miatas
Dead hooker smell.
The reason why I ask for the answers to be submitted without numbers (or written into the questions, holy poo poo you guys) is because with the program I use to organise this, I can just do a three-second copy/paste to create your entry. Anything else adds time and manual correction to the process.

Once you have sent your entry, please post in this thread as confirmation.

You have until 11 PM Pacific Time on Sunday, December 20th (0700 UTC on Monday, December 21st) to submit your answers. The big reveal will be in this thread starting at or about 3 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, December 22nd (2300 UTC on Tuesday, December 22nd), so set your calendars/alarm clocks/crude sundials made from old Jeep parts for the big day! I will be doing the reveal two questions per day with each reveal being posted at or about 3 PM Pacific Time, so you have some time to ridicule each other discuss your successes and failures.

Without further ado, the questions:

  1. If you ask me, this car that nobody thinks about had a disproportionately large impact on the automotive world.
  2. Because of their cost and utter lack of availability, AI doesnít talk much about pre-WW2 cars, which is too bad. This pre-WW2 car is by far my favourite.
  3. YouTube is full of automotive content. This automotive YouTube channel does it the best, in my opinion.
  4. This YouTube channel is, however, just awful; I canít stand them!
  5. The electric horsepower war is well underway today, with 2000 horsepower electric cars just around the corner. How high do you think the numbers will go before people come to their senses?
  6. If I was going to build an accessible, affordable race car out of a road car, this is the one Iíd start with.
  7. Sure weíve all done stupid and irresponsible things in our automotive lives, but this is the most irresponsible thing Iíve done (that Iím willing to admit to at least).
  8. Movies and TV shows have often prominently featured great cars in them. This is the greatest movie or TV car of all time.
  9. Every year, it feels like we take another step toward the death of the manual transmission. This car model will be the last to ever offer a manual transmission.
  10. On the topic of manual transmissions, this is the year the last car with a manual transmission is sold.
  11. Long ago, the Sheep Game asked what AIís favourite American car was. This is the American car that I dislike the most.
  12. I am sad that this ground-breaking piece of automotive technology never saw the light of day.
  13. If you ask me, this is the most important defining characteristic of a supercar.
  14. Speaking of supercars, this was the earliest car that should be characterised as a supercar.
  15. Music is full of one-hit wonders. This car is the greatest automotive ďone-hit wonderĒ - one generation and no true successor.
  16. Italy has some of the most storied car manufacturers of all time. This is the greatest Italian car ever made, in my opinion.
  17. Over the years, cars have become safer and safer. This innovation is perhaps the most important of all when it comes to making cars safe.
  18. Everyone talks about Forza, Gran Turismo and the like when they talk about cars in video games. This non-racing video game has the best cars in it.
  19. France has an incredibly rich history of small, boutique car manufacturers. This is the brand that, with an infinite amount of money, I would revive today.
  20. The COVID-19 pandemic will change the world in a lot of ways. This is probably the biggest change the pandemic will have on the automotive world.

Once again, send your answers to AIsheepgame@gmail.com before 11 PM Pacific Time on Sunday, December 20th (0700 UTC on Monday, December 21st). See you all for the reveal!

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McTinkerson
Jul 5, 2007

Dreaming of Shock Diamonds

I'm in!

Email sent

Elmnt80
Dec 30, 2012

OH NOOOO!





gently caress yeah, sheep game time! Best time of the year!

InitialDave
Jun 14, 2007

I Want To Believe.


Answers submitted!

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





Sent!

Steely Dad
Jul 29, 2006





I am in as gently caress, will compete seriously as gently caress, and, like both times before, will start out strong and then flame out and end in mid-pack mediocrity.

cursedshitbox
May 20, 2012

Your rear-end wont survive my hammering.



Fun Shoe

gently caress yeah I am in!
Some great questions this year

luminalflux
May 27, 2005



I'm in!

Seat Safety Switch
May 27, 2008

MY RELIGION IS THE SMALL BLOCK V8 AND COMMANDMENTS ONE THROUGH TEN ARE NEVER LIFT.



Pillbug

Some tricky questions, but I think you'll find I had the best answers.

Ranzear
Jul 25, 2013



Submitted.

Can I request a second scoring in Vickrey Auction style where the second most common answer is what gets the most points and most common gets zero? Avoiding the absolute braindead answer (*coughMiatacough*) sounds a smidge more fun.

Fermented Tinal
Aug 25, 2005
ASK ME ABOUT MY BIG DUMB LANDCRUISER



The real game is figuring out what CI is gonna answer so you can force him to sheep.

Please remind me to submit answers last minute like I do every year.

meatpimp
May 15, 2004

Psst -- Wanna buy

EVERYWHERE
some high-quality thread's DESTROYED!



Fermented Tinal posted:

The real game is figuring out what CI is gonna answer so you can force him to sheep.

As the winner of the last game, I'm certain to end up my typical mid-pack this time. Mostly because y'all are going to pick the wrong pre-WWII car.

Oh, and it'll be last minute, too.

InitialDave
Jun 14, 2007

I Want To Believe.


meatpimp posted:

y'all are going to pick the wrong pre-WWII car.
Oh, I absolutely didn't.

MrChips
Jun 10, 2005

FLIGHT SAFETY TIP: Fatties out first

First weekend open to submissions, and we already have 8 players:

Cursedshitbox
ephphatha
InitialDave
IOwnCalculus
luminalflux
McTinkerson
Ranzear
Seat Safety Switch

Keep it up!

Liquid Communism
Mar 9, 2004


Out here, everything hurts.




I have sheeped.

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule







Answers sent!

Steely Dad
Jul 29, 2006





Sent. gently caress! This year was harder than before. I donít expect to be any kind of contender.

Elmnt80
Dec 30, 2012

OH NOOOO!





Answers sent, this round was painfully difficult and I DON'T LIKE IT.

The Door Frame
Dec 5, 2011

I don't know man everytime I go to the gym here there are like two huge dudes with raging high and tights snorting Nitro-tech off of each other's rock hard abs.

I know now that the Microcar New Street Cabriolet exists and my life has been enriched by this game

babyeatingpsychopath
Oct 28, 2000
Forum Veteran

I was browbeaten into submitting answers.

MrChips
Jun 10, 2005

FLIGHT SAFETY TIP: Fatties out first

A bit of a slow week, I have now heard from 14 players:

babyeatingpsychopath
Cursedshitbox
Elmnt80
ephphatha
Humphreys
InitialDave
IOwnCalculus
Liquid Communism
luminalflux
McTinkerson
Ranzear
Seat Safety Switch
Steely Dad
The Door Frame

If you've sent answers to me, let me know, otherwise keep them coming in! My goal this Sheep Game is to have the best one ever, which would be 62 players. If you've never played a Sheep Game, now is as good a time as ever...you don't have to be a forum superstar either, lurkers are welcome to play too!

Somewhat Heroic
Oct 11, 2007

(Insert Mad Max related text)

I have submitted my answers. This is going to be a challenge to sheep I think. I predict that this will have the lowest number that a sheep winner has had before.

This is something I have looked forward to every Christmas break.

Steely Dad
Jul 29, 2006





This game rules. I wonder if numbers are down a little this year because people are put off by the more obscure questions. I learned about some rad cars while doing some reading to come up with my answers, and it was like 10 minutes well spent. Sheep game is what first pulled me out of lurking after 10+ years on the site, and I have since spent thousands of dollars on a second car, car poo poo, and tools that I could have saved if I hadnít gotten involved. You should, too, lurkers!

Nystral
Feb 6, 2002

Every man likes a pretty girl with him at a skeleton dance.


I mostly lurk here but I love the AI sheep game. Played it straight, not sure how I'll do, probably more wolf then sheep

StormDrain
May 22, 2003

Thirteen Letter


Submitted! Yes very tough this time around. I can't wait to see the results and think "drat why didn't I think of that".

CAT INTERCEPTOR
Nov 9, 2004

Is that a fucking LLAMA?!?!

Fermented Tinal posted:

The real game is figuring out what CI is gonna answer so you can force him to sheep.


I mostly look for answers that could be vaguely considered likely then try to sail as close as possible without hitting MrChips malicious groupings. If I was blatantly playing to lose all the time I'd just answer with "Denise Milani's boobs" and whats fun about wolfing that way? Gotta gamble to be a true wolf

freelop
Apr 28, 2013

Where we're going, we won't need fries to see





Submitted - thanks for the constant reminders I kept forgetting!

bolind
Jun 19, 2005



Pillbug

Answers submitted!

Actually really looking forward to the discussion for some of them.

InitialDave
Jun 14, 2007

I Want To Believe.


CAT INTERCEPTOR posted:

I mostly look for answers that could be vaguely considered likely then try to sail as close as possible without hitting MrChips malicious groupings.
I think it's more interesting to just answer genuinely, and see where things stack up with everyone.

KozmoNaut
Apr 23, 2008

Happiness is a warm
Turbo Plasma Rifle


Grimey Drawer

In, baby!

meatpimp
May 15, 2004

Psst -- Wanna buy

EVERYWHERE
some high-quality thread's DESTROYED!



Submitted. Some real toughies this time.

Wrar
Sep 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

I should be in.

MrChips
Jun 10, 2005

FLIGHT SAFETY TIP: Fatties out first

Ten days left to get your answers in, and so far I've heard from 25 players:

babyeatingpsychopath
bolind
builds character
Cursedshitbox
Elmnt80
ephphatha
Freelop
Godzilla07
Humphreys
InitialDave
IOwnCalculus
KozmoNaut
Liquid Communism
luminalflux
McTinkerson
meatpimp
nadmonk
Nystral
Ranzear
Seat Safety Switch
Somewhat Heroic
Steely Dad
StormDrain
The Door Frame
Wrar

If you've sent me answers and don't see your name here, let me know. Otherwise, keep them rolling in! 37 more players will break the record for the largest Sheep Game thusfar!

Modus Man
Jun 8, 2004



Soiled Meat

Iíve got 1-15 answered, almost there, need another long poop break to finish it out.

NitroSpazzz
Dec 8, 2006

You don't need style when you've got strength!




Continuing my trend of having the email opened for weeks messing with it only to submit near the deadline.

Turbo Fondant
Oct 24, 2010

RESALE VALUE, MEIN HERR




Pillbug

Only the finest mediocrity in my answers this year.

McTinkerson
Jul 5, 2007

Dreaming of Shock Diamonds

Is there any strategy in signing up later due to the possibility of catching the way others might have answered by there comments in other threads?

StormDrain
May 22, 2003

Thirteen Letter


McTinkerson posted:

Is there any strategy in signing up later due to the possibility of catching the way others might have answered by there comments in other threads?

Yeah if you're trying to win but who wants to do that?

I'm trying to win by accident.

And choosing the funniest name from the list of defunct French motor cars.

InitialDave
Jun 14, 2007

I Want To Believe.


StormDrain posted:

Yeah if you're trying to win but who wants to do that?
Well, Cat does, but we all leave him to it.

Really, play it straight, answer the questions as you genuinely feel is best, and see what happens as a result of that.

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MrChips
Jun 10, 2005

FLIGHT SAFETY TIP: Fatties out first

Eight days left until the submission deadline, and I've heard from 27 players:

babyeatingpsychopath
bolind
builds character
Cursedshitbox
Elmnt80
ephphatha
Freelop
Godzilla07
Humphreys
InitialDave
IOwnCalculus
KozmoNaut
Liquid Communism
luminalflux
McTinkerson
meatpimp
mrtrunks84
nadmonk
Nystral
Ranzear
Seat Safety Switch
Somewhat Heroic
Steely Dad
StormDrain
The Door Frame
Turbo Fondant
Wrar

If you've sent me a set of answers and don't see your name here, please get in contact with me ASAP! Otherwise, send in your answers. I would like to see at least 35 more players this round!

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