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by StevenH
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 265
Views: 6759

Re: LL83: Learned League

Add me as another who had never heard of Wahhabi. I knew College Dropout (I got credit even though I didn't know that it had a "The") because it came up on the contestant exam when I auditioned for the college tournament in 2005. I didn't know it then, but I remember that the clue was something like...
by StevenH
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 265
Views: 6759

Re: LL83: Learned League

I nearly had a Buckner loss yesterday, as I lost 4(3)-5(2). I was not expecting Prussic and bionicle to be my opponent's only gets. I thought of Prussia and didn't even know if I was on the right track and didn't know how to turn it into a 7-letter adjective, so I just put Prussia. I wasn't sure if ...
by StevenH
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 265
Views: 6759

Re: LL83: Learned League

How did 68% get that Gillian Flynn question??? Yeah, I will admit that it is not an area that is a strong suit for me, but I had only ever heard of Gone Girl. I do remember the film being a big hit though, so maybe that helped. I guessed Veronica Mars and thought I had a decent shot. I also thought...
by StevenH
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1926

Re: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instant get FJ. I wasn't sure but I didn't know what else it could be. And it was a more difficult version of the FJ clue that came up in the UToC!
by StevenH
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1530

Re: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm not a movie person but I got Rosebud in about 15 seconds, but I never would have got plastics without being spotted the name of the movie that it's from. And I also would have known to add the "s" at the end, since I distinctly remember that it's also the name of the clique of popular girls from...
by StevenH
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 265
Views: 6759

Re: LL83: Learned League

I made a couple of dumb mistakes yesterday. I considered Cornwallis but thought that the Battle of Yorktown took place farther north than Virginia, so I guessed John Rolfe, which was way off. I thought that the isoceles question was looking for a noun by itself. I vaguely remember hearing the term i...
by StevenH
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Besides Ken, Brad, and James, what other contestants could be considered GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 2213

Re: Besides Ken, Brad, and James, what other contestants could be considered GOAT?

The contestants from the 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2019 ToCs never got to compete against Ken, Brad, or James in super tournaments where the play was all individual, so I do think that it's a little unfair for them not to be considered for a GOAT tournament. Alex Jacob, Arthur Chu, and maybe Ben Ingram ...
by StevenH
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 265
Views: 6759

Re: LL83: Learned League

My only Buckner was a win on LL64 MD 2.
by StevenH
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 265
Views: 6759

Re: LL83: Learned League

I knew that Brazil had to be one for the equator question and was able to narrow down the other option to Colombia or Bolivia, and went the wrong way. Despite Geography being one of my best categories I am really bad at questions where I have to map it out in my head and don't already know the answe...
by StevenH
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Besides Ken, Brad, and James, what other contestants could be considered GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 2213

Re: Besides Ken, Brad, and James, what other contestants could be considered GOAT?

In baseball it could end up being Ruth, Trout, and Bonds as the undisputed top 3 position players of all time...if you can overlook the chemical help that Bonds had.
by StevenH
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Besides Ken, Brad, and James, what other contestants could be considered GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 2213

Re: Besides Ken, Brad, and James, what other contestants could be considered GOAT?

I see nothing that should keep Alex Jacob out of the conversation, except maybe the fact that he doesn't hold any records (that I know of).
by StevenH
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 265
Views: 6759

Re: LL83: Learned League

Got the win yesterday 8(5)-6(4) but my opponent did get the math question right, despite math being her second to worst category. I can't say the term "twin primes" sounded familiar at all to me. Very surprised Mersenne Primes wasn't the MCWA. I went with Mersenne, though I knew that it was wrong a...
by StevenH
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 116
Views: 5380

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

I feel like Alex Jacob is the one contestant who has a legitimate claim to having should have been invited (4-person games!) Larissa and Roger at least had their chances in the BotD tournament. Arthur Chu is the other post-BotD contestant who I would have liked to have seen against those three, but ...
by StevenH
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 265
Views: 6759

Re: LL83: Learned League

I lucked into a 5(3)-4(3) win yesterday largely because I lucked out on there being a film question that I actually knew, but also because my opponent inexplicably gave me a 2 on Rijksmuseum when they also knew that one. About the only time that I ever look through an opponent's question history is ...
by StevenH
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 4685

Re: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Congrats to James on the win! And to Emma and Francois for making the finals! It was a great game to close out the tournament.

I had Russia on the final and picked China over Japan for the second country.
by StevenH
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 3383

Re: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The word "jeremiad" doesn't as much as ring even a faint bell to me. I got as far as harangue...Herod? I knew it's not a Bible book but I had no other guess.
by StevenH
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 265
Views: 6759

Re: LL83: Learned League

Yesterday's set struck me as easy. I was sure I would lose, but I had a nice surprise this morning when I discovered that 4 correct earned me a win. Whitney Houston was my first instinct, but then I stupidly switched to Bjork. I should have known that it made no sense for it to be a living singer. I...
by StevenH
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 3602

Re: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got FJ pretty quickly; just had to read the clue a few times to make sure that it was most likely referring to the barometer. Torricelli was a name that I learned in a middle school science class, and it always stuck. I can't recall him being one of those names that the show regularly has clues on...
by StevenH
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 3354

Re: Friday, November 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought for sure that the Shakespeare category would have a DD. I can't say for sure if Ryan wanted to uncover the DD early or build up money, but hunting in a category called "Miscellany" is not the way to find it. Instant get FJ. It reminded me of the one from the second round of the UToC where ...
by StevenH
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 18600

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

My 1DS proposal on The Wonder Years was accepted and will be run on April 9! It's hard to believe that all three of the 1DS that I have done have been pop culture themed.