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by StevenH
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23622

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Even as much as my film knowledge is lacking I couldn't believe that there was a film series with 31 entries that I almost certainly had never heard of. I tried to think of a book or book series that may have spawned a bunch of movies, like Goosebumps or The Babysitter's Club, but I had nothing. I h...
by StevenH
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23622

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I got a much needed 4(4)-1(1) win yesterday. I was so happy that I pulled Gerwig. My first thoughts were Ephron and Diablo Cody, then I thought of Ladybird (which I've seen), then I pulled Gerwig's name after a few seconds. My only hesitation was that I thought that the common link was female direct...
by StevenH
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23622

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

There are two Americana questions, my opponent lives in Romania, and they have a .352 lifetime batting average in American History, so this should be an easy win, right? Nope, they got Washington and the Mt Rushmore question, and I lost 8(5)-5(3). I didn't know the order of the Presidents on the mou...
by StevenH
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23622

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

This season started out harder for me, though I am under the impression that the questions have just done a good job of attacking my weaknesses and that the leaguewide get rates have been about average. The last couple days have played easy, so I am back to being at about my average historic TCA. Li...
by StevenH
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23622

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I thought that I had a good shot at a 6-pack yesterday, but I had a RTFQ moment on the first question. For some reason I thought that the theme was men who walked on the moon, so I spent my time deciding between Selene and Luna. I thought that it was an odd way of asking a mythology question. The me...
by StevenH
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23622

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Yeah, I give up on defense this season. I just tied for the 5th time this season, 5(4)-5(3). That wouldn't be a surprise if I was in A, but it's crazy given that I am in C and and neither I nor any of my opponents has had a 9 point day in any of my matches this season. I gave my opponent a 0 yesterd...
by StevenH
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23622

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Went the wrong way between Denmark and Indonesia and Texas Instruments and Shockley (I thought the scientist had a company named for him). Getting either one would have meant a win instead of a loss :roll: But at least the Commish seems to be gifting me '90s pop culture questions this season with Go...
by StevenH
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23622

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I instant got Toy Story 4 (I haven't seen it and I don't watch many movies) and Frankenstein, and those both had under 50% get rates, yet Jay-Z was above 50%. I didn't see that coming. I waffled between Eminem and Missy Elliott on the rap question and went with the former. I knew that Eminem release...
by StevenH
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 4504

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I liked this FJ clue, but I think that it should have been saved for the ToC or the next super tournament. All I could come up with was Gomorrah.
by StevenH
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23622

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Yesterday I had 3 correct, which was good for a tie, but it was my first day this season with 3 or more correct. This season is still playing tough for me. I would like to stay in C, but the questions will have to play really favorably for me in the back half of the season in order for that to happen.
by StevenH
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23622

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Well I am paying the price so far for the previous season and a half's questions playing to my strengths, as I have opened this season with 5 TCA. I have been a little lucky though as I have managed two ties. Yesterday I tied 3(1)-3(3). Being a '90s Nickelodeon fan, Good Burger was an easy get for m...
by StevenH
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23622

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Apparently "planet" wasn't accepted for "exoplanet". Though more confusing is 34% picking -black hole-. Black hole here. I think the question was a huge negbait for black hole, which was predicted decades earlier but the actual observation was sometime in the baby boomer era. I interpreted the ques...
by StevenH
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23622

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I'm in C Meridian Div 2. This is only the second time that I've been promoted to C, and the first time was not pretty. The questions in LL81 and the back half of LL80 were favorable for me, so I am probably due for a not so great season. But I'm glad that we're almost back!
by StevenH
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 433
Views: 46629

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

It sounds like the event was a huge success! I am glad that everyone seems to have had a great time. I really hope that I can make it back to Vegas next year, especially if there are auditions again.

Best of luck to all of you who are in the pool!
by StevenH
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 25970

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

The groups are posted for the indie music ML. I'm in 113.
by StevenH
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 4151

Re: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got FJ in about 15 seconds, but it's a clue that I may have blanked on if I had been under the lights. It was just a matter of picking out L.A. as the TOM.
by StevenH
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek
Replies: 39
Views: 2956

Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

So sorry to hear. Best of luck on a speedy and full recovery!
by StevenH
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 3118

Re: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My only guess for FJ was Caldecott, though I figured that I would be in the wrong time period. I can't say that I have ever heard of the challengers' response. Well, if anybody was ever worthy. I had never heard of Carle, either. I did guess Sendak and my only other thought was Richard Scarry (who ...
by StevenH
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 3118

Re: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My only guess for FJ was Caldecott, though I figured that I would be in the wrong time period. I can't say that I have ever heard of the challengers' response.
by StevenH
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 112
Views: 9939

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

Okay, I have deleted my previous comments. The parts that were quoted should be deleted, too.

Sorry for the trouble.