Search found 7095 matches

by Volante
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 371
Views: 12000

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I had just the opposite impression. I expected it to focus on minutiae that only a fanatic would recall, but I got 5/6 from just watching most of the movies (admittedly, Captain Marvel was a lucky pull but it made sense once I saw it). The Stan Lee cameo question was more in line with what I was ex...
by Volante
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 34944

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

The NFL’s Washington franchise is retiring the “Redskins” team name. I'll take advantage of one of my last chances to use an old joke: Why do some people want to change the name of the Washington Redskins? Because they feel that the term "Washington" is offensive. So, apparently the intended replac...
by Volante
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 240
Views: 72500

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53392949 Johnnie Walker, the whisky which traces its roots back 200 years, will soon be available in paper bottles. Diageo, the drinks giant that owns the brand, said it plans to run a trial of the new environmentally-friendly packaging from next year. ... Diageo ...
by Volante
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 34944

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

From the main thread: The NFL’s Washington franchise is retiring the “Redskins” team name. The team has been called the Redskins since 1933 when its home was Boston. The team moved to Washington DC in 1937. The team is also expected to announce that it will keep the same burgundy and gold colors bu...
by Volante
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 240
Views: 72500

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

UNESCO World Heritage Site the Haiga Sophia is becoming a mosque again https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/07/the-hagia-sophia-is-becoming-a-mosque-again-what-happens-now/ It became a museum in 1934, under a decree from the Cabinet of Ministers under then-president of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa ...
by Volante
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 371
Views: 12000

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Giving the MCU ML a whirl. How do you remember Stan Lee's barber cameo...but not the -Tesseract-?!

It's a small comfort that my scoring actually did match up, more or less, with the overall correct % per clue at least.

More comforting was beering it. :lol:
by Volante
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/4/2020
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/4/2020

Obviously at this remove you're not going to remember which ones you got right... Well of course I'm not going to remember...that's why I keep a record: 20200204-222222222222.22222.222212122222222.221222222.01122:1212111212 $31200 (43/1) :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgr...
by Volante
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/4/2020
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/4/2020

Obviously at this remove you're not going to remember which ones you got right... Well of course I'm not going to remember...that's why I keep a record: 20200204-222222222222.22222.222212122222222.221222222.01122:1212111212 $31200 (43/1) :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgr...
by Volante
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 210
Views: 17485

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:51 pm
Just had this one in Jeopardy! Words.

4E73E457-183E-42E7-88E3-30D93D6EDBDC.jpeg
*growls, crumples up recipe for Chicken a la Gink*
by Volante
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4133
Views: 556777

Re: Reretaken Down

Needing a new background noise show, I started watching Street Food: Asia on Netflix, and it'll knock you under the floor if your drinking game involves taking a shot when the dub and sub don't match verbatim. The best is the Ho Chi Minh City episode (and I only just started it!) where the Vietnames...
by Volante
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4133
Views: 556777

Re: Reretaken Down

alietr wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:12 am
For your, um, entertainment?

https://youtu.be/VCfWZFB8A6s
They all got a daily double and all wagered an odd number in the hundreds position?...
by Volante
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A Math Question
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: A Math Question

Who cares about the math...I want to know why one can't sex a chicken?...Or is trying bound to get somebody in trouble these days...?... ;) Actually, chicken sexing is a big thing. You don't want cockerels (which grow up to be roosters since they can't lay eggs), so common practice is to take the d...
by Volante
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact
Replies: 33
Views: 1311

Re: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact

I went with sometimes because I have been dining in since the brewery reopened and that's more 'public.'

If it was just off outside >6' away from someone, I'd still say 'always'. I also don't wear it in the car while driving.
by Volante
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 34944

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

This is not really a poll. It's more of an informal query, but I welcome any feedback, private or public. Although as a freelancer I'm busier than ever during the pandemic, I have somehow also managed to be in a position to catch more news as it happens and post appropriate items to the Current Eve...
by Volante
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A Math Question
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: A Math Question

Wouldn't the individual probability of each subsequent fowl not being a rooster change though, and thus the overall probability of not picking a rooster be dependent on number of fowl? Example: If there are 20 hens/roosters to begin, there are 4 roosters and 16 hens. Say you've picked a hen to begi...
by Volante
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: RIP Carl Reiner at 98
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: RIP Carl Reiner at 98

I'm not sure how easy it is to confirm this, but Carl Reiner might have been the last surviving cast member of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. If you believe iMDB, they already did the work... With the death of Mickey Rooney on April 6, 2014, no surviving members of the main cast are left. Since t...
by Volante
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A Math Question
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: A Math Question

My wife decided to buy chickens. She is hoping she doesn't end up with a rooster. She said the lot of birds the store gets their supply from claims 80% are hens. Since she bought 4 birds, I think the odds are 625:1 that one of them is a rooster. Am I correct? Trying to dust the cobwebs off this par...
by Volante
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 371
Views: 12000

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

econgator wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:57 am
Volante wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:00 am
Didn't the BWA duty get crowdsourced this time?
Yes. They still picked one of the lamest ones to win, though.
They can't all be winners, but still a better ratio this time.
by Volante
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 371
Views: 12000

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

alietr wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:03 am
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:17 am
alietr wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:41 am
Where are the BWAs being posted?
https://learnedleague.com/thorsten/vote.php?vbwa&85
First time I can remember that I felt like there were more I would vote for than number of ones I could vote for. Some were actually funny.
Didn't the BWA duty get crowdsourced this time?
by Volante
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 371
Views: 12000

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Welp, nothing I can do to avoid being relegated...stupid monkey's paw. My fault was making my entire goal to pass my D-rundle win total. Nothing about not getting relegated.