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by Vermonter
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1660

Re: Thursday, November 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The DD3 wager was unusual in that it would have resulted in a wager-to-tie situation no matter what (assuming the round ended when it did). As played, it’s first = second + third. Kate’s only good wagers were 3200 or 3201. (She apparently subscribes to the theories of that other wagering website.) I...
by Vermonter
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1660

Re: Thursday, November 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got annoyed by the Billy Ray Cyrus clue at first - I went with Old Town Road, as he's featured on it. (Yes, I know Achy Breaky.) Could it have hit #4 at some point on some chart in some country? Possibly. It might be worth knowing “Old Town Road” holds the record for longest stay atop the Billboa...
by Vermonter
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1996

Re: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:00 pm
Vermonter wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:48 pm
Random request, but could someone grab a video of the $400 clue in JOHN BROWN for me? Zainab is a dear friend of mine and she’d love to see it :)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rquk41 ... sp=sharing
Thanks so much, Mark!!
by Vermonter
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1996

Re: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Random request, but could someone grab a video of the $400 clue in JOHN BROWN for me? Zainab is a dear friend of mine and she’d love to see it :)
by Vermonter
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1694

Re: Monday, October 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For the record, my precall was The Epic of Gilgamesh followed by The Book of the Dead
by Vermonter
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1694

Re: Monday, October 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There was a lot of sloppy writing in today's show — so much so that I actually yelled at the TV at one point BONES, $200: This set of curved bones attaches to the sternum It was clear they were going for ribs, but as soon as Ariel said collarbones, I knew they'd have to accept it. It's a top-row clu...
by Vermonter
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 355
Views: 13989

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

It's been a fun ML, and there is something at every level each day. I even like the way the audio clues sound like they are coming over a '48 Packard AM radio (If this isn't intentional, no malice intended :)). Thanks! The sound effect was intentional, but when it comes up again, it'll be toned dow...
by Vermonter
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 355
Views: 13989

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Hi everyone — just a bump to remind you that registration for our 1960s Music ML could close as early as Sunday morning (it starts Thursday). Here's the link: https://learnedleague.com/register.php?1960smusic

Hope to see you there!

WilliamsK
by Vermonter
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 College Championship...in teams
Replies: 13
Views: 1556

Re: 2021 College Championship...in teams

Robert K S wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:28 pm
There shouldn't be a College Championship of any sort in 2020-2021.
I'd be ok with a College Champions Championship.
by Vermonter
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1415

Re: Friday, October 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Had Moody's instead of S&P, not sure how I would have gotten it without flat remembering which one it was. Moody's doesn't use + and -, and doesn't capitalize beyond the first letter. Not sure why you'd be expected to know or remember that for $400, though — it was a bad clue (Fitch was my first in...
by Vermonter
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1415

Re: Friday, October 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

theFJguy wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:59 am

Daily Doubles
Phillip: 17200+1000
Christ, this
by Vermonter
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 355
Views: 13989

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Relegated to B! How will I ever survive? (I'll spend the offseason waiting to see if the Commissioner has to rejigger the rundle assignments and I end up back in A anyway... in addition to doing 1960s Music and the other two MLs.) Glad you'll be joining us in 1960s Music! Sorry about the relegation...
by Vermonter
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 355
Views: 13989

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

As one of the smiths, I am obliged to note that registration has opened for the 1960s Music ML. Hopefully people will be challenged and enjoy. I hope this as well! (Looks like Vermonter might be one of the main smiths?) Yes, I am one of the head honchos. Currently we're in the midst of implementing...
by Vermonter
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 355
Views: 13989

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

I'd never heard of Five Moons or the three women in that question, but I knew of only one set of famous Native American sisters, with or without a last name; luckily that set had a last name, and it was the correct answer. I'm not surprised to see the low get percentage. (I could name Maria but not...
by Vermonter
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL BWA Entries
Replies: 167
Views: 36727

Re: LL BWA Entries

Had a rare double attempt on Wednesday (MD20): 4. The fifth and seventh Etruscan kings of Rome, the latter of whose reign ended in 509 BCE (and ended the Roman Kingdom), shared what name (nomen), followed immediately by Priscus and Superbus respectively? BIGGUS 6. Blind Blake's Southern _____, Blind...
by Vermonter
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 355
Views: 13989

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Volante wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:32 pm
One day I'll stop mixing up cation and anion...yesterday was not that day.
Onions make you cry --> Anions are negative
by Vermonter
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 11961

Re: Thursday, March 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was I imagining things or was there laughter from the audience as the show returned from commercial for FJ?
by Vermonter
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Long-standing Jeopardy Traditions That We haven't seen in a long time
Replies: 57
Views: 8172

Re: Long-standing Jeopardy Traditions That We haven't seen in a long time

The extended 1980s theme (used for big events like TOC Finals) is one of the all-time great pump-up songs

Raw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6rHqrLA7aw

In action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_JrNMYP75I
by Vermonter
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 52079

Re: LL83: Learned League

I had nothing better than isosceles, which I’d only ever seen in the context of triangles Math is my strongest category and this was still an educated guess for me — I figured if you extended the non-parallel sides, you'd get an isosceles triangle. Normally I'll stick 3 on any math question I'm uns...
by Vermonter
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 52079

Re: LL83: Learned League

I started with Irish Car Bomb, but could not imagine what that would have to do with uniforms. Finally went reluctantly to black and tan, as having the Guinness, two ingredients, and the smallest resemblance to some kind of clothing reference. Turned out to be right. I got stuck on the singular "be...