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by StevenH
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 105
Views: 2369

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I pondered the Asian rivers country for a little while yesterday and didn't come up with anything, and was thinking that it was a pretty obscure river and I was going to have to guess. I finally made it to Jordan after going through what felt like nearly every country in Asia and couldn't believe th...
by StevenH
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 105
Views: 2369

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I thought the league-wide get rates were a spreadsheet error or something. In my rundle, they looked a lot more realistic. Does anybody else think the wording of the Muslim holiday question made it more difficult. If it had said 'As it relates to its central figure,' instead of the plural, I would'...
by StevenH
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1880

Re: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I still don't get how this FJ! was even remotely gettable. I am actually with you on this one...well, kind of. It isn't surprising anymore when something I don't know plays easy, but I honestly had no idea on this FJ clue and don't have even the faintest recollection of having heard this fact before.
by StevenH
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact
Replies: 70
Views: 8146

Re: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact

Sending well-wishes Bamaman's way!
by StevenH
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: OBIT: Brayden Smith
Replies: 52
Views: 3867

Re: OBIT: Brayden Smith

I am so sorry to hear this. May he RIP. And I am sending thoughts and prayers to his loved ones.
by StevenH
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25774

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I probably heard wrong, but it sounded to me like Jack said "continent" for "consonant."

It was cool to see the clue on Jellyfish Lake in Palau. I remember when a visit to it was featured as a reward on Survivor.

I guessed Lenin on the tiebreaker clue, but I wasn't sure.
by StevenH
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13603

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

I'm in group 130 for Basketball and am also wishing everyone the best of luck!
by StevenH
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1452
Views: 209338

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

STATE CAPITALS Both a U.S. state and its capital were named in reference to this same man. Albany, New York. James II of England/VII of Scotland. He was the Duke of York in England and the Duke of Albany in Scotland. This is basically the FJ clue that was used in game 2 of the finals of the 2004 co...
by StevenH
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13603

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

It was a good season for me, but I finished it with a bad 1(1)-2(3) loss. On the Goya question I locked in on Bimbo and didn't think any more about it. I stock both products at my side job, so I should have thought of Goya. I am also really surprised that Goya played easier than "recycling," which I...
by StevenH
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13603

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

Also missed the book question by guessing lemon. I've never heard of that book. I cannot believe that one played easier than Risky Business. I only knew the book because I had to read it in my 8th grade English class. I only remember it coming up in quiz bowl or trivia once or twice previously, and...
by StevenH
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13603

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

For the Waldheim question I knew it was the Austrian guy, but I could not for the life of me remember his name. It was kind of similar to what happened to me on the Cat's Cradle question the previous day, though I feel confident that I would not have pulled Waldheim even if I took all day to think a...
by StevenH
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13603

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

I could not for the life of me remember the name of that Vonnegut novel other than Slaughterhouse-Five and Player Piano that I learned in my quiz bowl studies. I spent about half the day trying to think of it before I gave up. It's a good thing that I am working from home now, given my reaction when...
by StevenH
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13603

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

Cool stat for me: for the first time in my LL career I have made it to the halfway point of the season without having fewer than 2 correct answers on any MD (this still holds true even if you call MD 12 the halfway point). I doubt that I can keep the streak going until the end of season but I will ...
by StevenH
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13603

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

I lucked into a 3(2)-1(2) win yesterday. I went the right way between Turks and Turk, but I didn't realize that the media company was not called "ReutGers." It didn't make a difference, but that still stings.
by StevenH
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13603

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

When I first read yesterday's questions I thought that I might not get any of them. But the light bulb came on with Poe on the reread, and I remembered the Dickens connection to "The Raven." Corvette was my first thought on that question, and I stuck with it for lack of a better guess. Then I someho...
by StevenH
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1752

Re: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Cher was my first thought on FJ, but I made the switch to Bette Midler. I feel like I always guess either Streisand or Cher when a singer/actress clue comes up, and am always wrong.
by StevenH
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13603

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

I got my second straight tie yesterday. I nearly gave the Rosa Luxemburg question a 3 (I had never heard of her), but thankfully I switched it to a 2 and made House the 3 (pop music was my opponent's worst category, but I didn't have that question pegged as being that difficult). Cool stat for me: f...
by StevenH
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13603

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

I had no idea on the comedian question, but I went with Dave Chappelle as a guess that seem as reasonable as any. It was the difference between a win and a loss!
by StevenH
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13603

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

I misinterpreted the bowling question as saying that the bowler knocked down 1 pin in each of frames 4-7, instead of on their next 4 rolls (in frames 4 and 5), and submitted 65 as my answer. My opponent gave me a 3, and it was the difference between a win and a loss :oops:
by StevenH
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13603

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

I went the wrong way between choral and pastoral, and it cost me a beer. Luckily I played perfect defense and still got the win.