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by StevenH
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 25804

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

The 400 Blows was the only Truffaut film I knew but I didn't think that it was right. I ended up giving my opponent a 3 for that one instead of Jacobs (which I had no idea on and was expecting a get rate that was about what it turned out to be), so I thought for sure that I had doomed myself. It tur...
by StevenH
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 25804

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I lost 0(1)-1(1). We are now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

I doubt that it would have counted, but I didn't catch that my phone autocorrected to one-person character from non-person character. On the oft chance that it would have counted I still would have only tied.
by StevenH
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 201
Views: 15222

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I read The Ringer and 538 every day, and both have already spoiled James's loss. I don't particularly care and was spoiled last night from reading this board, but really, those articles could have waited until tomorrow or even later in the week. Anyway, big congrats to James on the run! I can unders...
by StevenH
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Breach of Confidentiality re James Holzhauer's Remaining Games in Season 35?
Replies: 21
Views: 2631

Re: Breach of Confidentiality re James Holzhauer's Remaining Games in Season 35?

NY Post is now teasing that he loses tomorrow There are screenshots that aren't too hard to find on Twitter that appear to confirm this. you really think it's happening??? With all the information that was out there before he began, the one piece of information we haven't heard is that he loses. I ...
by StevenH
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 25804

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

bomtr wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:04 pm
You guys think compost is a condiment? You are NOT invited to the potluck.
Hey man given the wording of the question I thought there once could have been a condiment called compost! I feel dumb about it now but I just couldn't pull the trigger on hummus being considered a condiment.
by StevenH
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 25804

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I lost out on the 50 50 90 guess between humus and compost. I knew that there was a term related to soil called humus, but I didn't think that the food item was a condiment. It meant the difference between a loss and a win for me. I lead my rundle in TCA, MPD, and TMP, and I am also towards the top ...
by StevenH
Fri May 31, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trivia Nationals
Replies: 18
Views: 2319

Re: Trivia Nationals

The J! audition does make it tempting, as I have not had one since 2008. But as tempting as it is I think that I am going to holdout. I went in 2014 and 2015, but the second time really felt unnecessary (though I say this as a D rundler who will never win anything). I would like to go again in the f...
by StevenH
Fri May 31, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 25804

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I had to chuckle when panettone was a question yesterday. I first learned that word when it came up in the national spelling bee many years ago.
by StevenH
Thu May 30, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 25804

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I won 9(5)-2(3) yesterday, and was so close to a 9(6). I tried to think of names of news anchors and for some reason the name Muir came to me, but I thought that it was 2 syllables. It always amazes me when my opponent gives me a 0 in a weak category for me on questions that they miss. It took me aw...
by StevenH
Sat May 25, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/20/19 week
Replies: 32
Views: 2022

Re: FJs for the 5/20/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:( :( :(

I mean, I had heard of "Sun Valley" but I couldn't have told you where it was.
by StevenH
Sat May 25, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 25804

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I won 8(5)-3(3) yesterday and nearly drank a second straight beer. Yahtzee came to me as a possibility but I ultimately went with Connect 4. That was especially dumb considering that it makes no sense for that game to have a "namesake section." I got lucky with poutine. I didn't think that it was ri...
by StevenH
Fri May 24, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 25804

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I got only the third 9(6) of my career yesterday. My suspicions that it was an easy set were mostly confirmed, though I was really surprised by the low get rate on Great Red Spot, especially given that the MCWA only had a 7% response rate. (EDIT: I guess other valid answers being rejected may have s...
by StevenH
Wed May 22, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 25804

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

ouachiouat wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 7:48 am
Good luck to all this season!
Seconded!
by StevenH
Sat May 18, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/13/19 week
Replies: 28
Views: 1806

Re: FJs for the 5/13/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
4/10
by StevenH
Fri May 17, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 3409

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The year in the FJ clue actually led me to Nintendo. It didn't make sense, but I had nothing better.
by StevenH
Tue May 14, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 20934

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

In the sports ML I lost out on two 50 50 90 guesses yesterday: Lesnar over St. Pierre and Germany over Italy (though I really had no idea on the latter and was lucky even to get that close). However, I was attending UGA in 2008 when they lost to Fresno State in the baseball championship, so I was on...
by StevenH
Sun May 12, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/6/19 week
Replies: 18
Views: 1345

Re: FJs for the 5/6/19 week

:( :( :( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Whitman
Good Grief
only had NATO
by StevenH
Thu May 09, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 20934

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I lucked into a 1(1)-0(1) win yesterday by lucking out on the 1 in 4 guess with the Australian Open. I am probably not the best person to judge but many of the questions in this sports ML strike me as being a tad too much on the trivial side. Maybe not so bad if it was a 1DS just for that sport, but...
by StevenH
Fri May 03, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 5273

Re: Friday, May 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This board was awful for me. Was there anything in the category or clue for suicide squeeze that would render sacrifice, sacrifice bunt, or sacrifice fly as unacceptable answers? I know that the hints in the clue pointed most strongly to suicide squeeze but I don't recall if there was anything that ...
by StevenH
Thu May 02, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 169
Views: 14097

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

I was 1 of 9 who passed the test out of 63 total in my group for the college tournament audition in 2005. That had to be one of the last college tournament auditions with no online test.