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by twelvefootboy
Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 911

Re: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Got to the solve after a 10-second mad scramble as my brain would not move off Gagarin. Do NOT understand the (moot) $10,000 wager at all. Doesn't he maximize his payday if the leader misses, without risking 2nd place? The downside is losing about $5K on a double miss, but don't we always assume 2n...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 911

Re: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Got to the solve after a 10-second mad scramble as my brain would not move off Gagarin. Do NOT understand the (moot) $10,000 wager at all. Doesn't he maximize his payday if the leader misses, without risking 2nd place? The downside is losing about $5K on a double miss, but don't we always assume 2n...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 352
Views: 17378

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

JBizarro results: KerryOakie is the Lord of the Bizarro world! 8-) . There's no tiebreakers needed as she dominated: 1) 3's assigned with an impressive 22 triples issued. Heck, I wasn't trying, but I still gave away 3's on 17 of 25 days. Seriously? It is harder to defend 80-100 level TCA players, b...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1122

Re: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For the Boomers,almost all of whom have reached the signature age of 64: Every summer we can rent a cottage In the Isle of Wight if it's not too dear We shall scrimp and save (we shall scrimp and save) Grandchildren on your knee Vera, Chuck, and Dave (Written by Paul McCarthy when he was 14, 50 year...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 352
Views: 17378

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

JBizarro results: KerryOakie is the Lord of the Bizarro world! 8-) . There's no tiebreakers needed as she dominated: 1) 3's assigned with an impressive 22 triples issued. 2) DE of .146, the also-rans are in the low to mid 0.3's 3) Longest streak of 3's assigned with 8 in a row, matched by two others...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 352
Views: 17378

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

My very first Sandra! An .857 DE, which is 150 points over my average with only 10 UfPA. 'Twas a very good season. And from the bottom of E league in Taiga, my brother won a Sandra with a .843 and 11 UfPA. He only had 33 Correct Answers Against, and I am pondering if that makes it easier or harder ...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 352
Views: 17378

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

*sigh* read...the...clue... "adjacent?" "opposite?" That's tangent! *loses because of it...well, that or defense, being better at either would've been enough...* And now I'm in the red. On the last day of trig class, our teacher mentioned a mnemonic to remember all the functions -- the Indian Princ...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1571

Re: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For FJ I spent the entire time thinking it must have something to do with Neil Armstrong and never even considered Buzz Aldrin. Oops... Never having seen any of the Toy Story movies certainly didn't help my chances. Unless you happened to know the fact, I think the route to the solution is narrow a...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 352
Views: 17378

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

I’m on track to set a personal record for TCA and yet still not safe from relegation in B Taiga ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It would take an epic collapse and comeback for the bubble player to make up 24 MPD in a 3 game sweep. But, if it happened, we could play each other in LL90 :lol: . Somehow I'm in 3rd (4 advanc...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 352
Views: 17378

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

I had "wickets" for about 21 hours, but then I remembered they were in croquet, and why would be in both games? They aren't very similar. I was glad to see a clue about Ian Botham. My first visit to UK was 1986 and it was still in mid-century form. The sportswriting was like 1920's Ring Lardner pro...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1571

Re: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm with TPH on this - they should not have used characters from animated films, or should have tried a different category name. End of whine. Savannah is doing fine as a placeholder. Because of earlier mentions on this board, I can't unhear the occasional "you got its". I like the little bit of man...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1640

Re: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

ETA--Apparently India is the only right answer to Asian Literature & Drama $800, as Tagore wrote only the words/not the music to Bangladesh's national anthem. Still, that seems pretty deep for a second row clue. I'm curious how teapot37 fared with it. Is teapot37 an anthem expert? Thought another b...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1640

Re: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Whisky was begging for a verbal BMS rather than an extended pause... I don't think they should ever give a verbal BMS. Let the contestant figure it out ... or not. It's like in baseball when the runner slides in and misses home plate. The umpire just stands there -- no signal at all. It's up to the...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1365

Re: Thursday, June 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't understand all the hand wringing about Ankit's wager amount. He missed the freaking question. He also said (lifted from MB's hard work): (Ankit: Don't love the category, so just a thousand, please.) (Mayim: All right, I won't take it personally.) [Laughter] ... (Ankit: What is Reykjavik?) (...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1365

Re: Thursday, June 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

runs: Set, DDs: :D :D :D trash: Garanimals, Oral Roberts, Judges, debunk, cyberspace, Helsinki DD, Heinlein, malachite (10600) FJ: Stevens & Sotomayor, matching jpr281. Had Adelaide for Adalie. Shades of Green had the easiest clues on the bottom. I think Ankit should've bet exactly 4800. It's just ...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1518

Re: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TIL that Otis Redding is dead. :( The water and Georgia got me to the song and artist. I've always kind of wondered why he didn't have more hit songs. Death is a good career move for a musician or artist, but is tough on your discography. I'm not fond of this clue with it's strong bias toward Boomer...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 352
Views: 17378

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

JBizarro update: KerryOakie continues to roll with 13 of 15 and an active 6 game streak! I had a miserable fail on the HBCU because I was focused on a single word term and purposely eliminated all or part of HBCU for the common description. Sorry I can't spoiler the graphic, but it is above my pay g...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1470

Re: Monday, June 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm getting the sense that people don't know Olivier was married to Vivien Leigh... Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn :lol: . I suppose "Golden Age" is well defined, but it seems a little ambiguous to me. I couldn't decide whether to go Kate Hepburn or Audrey Hepburn deep. I picked Liz Taylor, ...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 352
Views: 17378

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

Gotta say, I'm baffled that over half the league doesn't know what a first down signal looks like. Sadly, combined with my horrendous defense this season, that turned my six-pack into a 9(6)-9(5) tie. I'm not a football fan and had no idea, but I got it on a lucky guess. I got 3 points for it and a...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2365

Re: Friday, June 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This FJ may poll at 60-80% here, but imho is about the hardest question in a month. I only know 'Leviathan' as an adjective usually used in aquatic setting, but not limited to it (this may be my misconception). So there's a book of some kind? Fair enough, but I sure get the Triple stumper. I think t...