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by skullturf
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 60617

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

I am pleased to report that I broke my personal record for total correct answers in a season, with one match day still to come!
by skullturf
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 24, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 8126

Re: Friday, March 24, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Part of what helped me get this FJ is that the name "Quantico" kind of sounds a little like "Squanto", but there may very well be no etymological relationship whatsoever. It's one of those things where superficial reasoning is good enough.
by skullturf
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 6244

Re: Thursday, March 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Robin and I were at the same audition in Charleston, SC, in October. We chatted briefly in the hallway before the audition, and then we happened to be in the same mock game. So that was almost me you saw on the middle podium up there. :D It was a pleasant surprise to see her on the show today.
by skullturf
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 35
Views: 3865

Re: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Bah, Monet and Manet. I get those two mixed up. Their styles are distinctive enough, but their names aren't, and I always forget which is which :P. This is definitely not foolproof, but one possible mnemonic is: picture of a m A n or wom A n = M a net picture of an O bject (like trees or flowers or...
by skullturf
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 60617

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

The only other Jewish holidays I could name are Purim (which I know has something to do with Esther and Persia, and the clue didn't mention those, plus if I were forced to guess, I might guess that Purim was older than 165 BCE) and Sukkot, which honestly in my mind is just "that other Jewish holida...
by skullturf
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 35
Views: 3865

Re: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Good FJ - never heard of that special but what else could it be? Still, good on Madeline and Emlen for putting something down; they were on the right track, at least. It was a great clue. I'd nominate it for the best FJ of the season, even though we're only half way through. I was somewhat surprise...
by skullturf
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 60617

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

I don't know whether to be surprised or not on the 54% get for Chanukah. It's such an easy question for me that I have no idea how easy it would be for gentiles. Most of my defense is based on gut on "is this a hard question whether I know it or not" and that gut is almost always right, but this on...
by skullturf
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 60617

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

This is only the second math question I've ever missed. I just read skullturf's solution (posted elsewhere); turns out that Calculus II methods are enough to get close, but you need more high-powered machinery to distinguish (rigorously) between two plausible lines of reasoning that lead to the cor...
by skullturf
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 5688

Re: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Anyone else notice that the Simpsons clue (about Marge being blinded by an eclipse) was a clue about the eyes of Marge on the Ides of March?
by skullturf
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 5688

Re: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm another who responded "Ipanema" rather than "Rio de Janeiro".

I think I was once informed that Ipanema was just a neighborhood in Rio, but I didn't remember that tonight.
by skullturf
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/6/17 week
Replies: 30
Views: 2660

Re: FJs for the 3/6/17 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Brainstorming during the commercial break on Tuesday got me thinking about the Peace of Westphalia and the Thirty Years' War, among other things. Then, when the clue mentioned a year in the 16teens, that seemed to confirm my Thirty Years' War idea, and I co...
by skullturf
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 10, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 8845

Re: Friday, March 10, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Annie's wager...I guess she just wanted more money. I guess she just didn't know much about FJ wagering strategy from the get go. I wonder if/when she found out she threw away close to $4,000 in her first game. I kind of disagree she threw away money. She had a lock and wasn't playing with house mo...
by skullturf
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 60617

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

I have 3 wins in my last 6 matches, but in each of those 3 wins, I had the same number of correct answers as my opponent and just defended better. It's satisfying to get on a roll like that. I need to be good on defense in order to succeed in my rundle.
by skullturf
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 60617

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

I played against ChernicoffS yesterday. Although I lost my match, I'm proud of the way I defended. I deliberately made the (normally risky) move of assigning 3 points to the Brie Larson question. Sure enough, he got all of them except that one. I didn't have the slightest clue on Tonton Macoute, but...
by skullturf
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 6, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 6413

Re: Monday, March 6, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

it was almost easier to deduce the proper reading of the clue from the correct response than the other way around. I had very similar thoughts. The correct response happened to come quickly (thinking about changing borders in the 1990s meant that I started around Yugoslavia) but then, once the two ...
by skullturf
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/27/17 week
Replies: 21
Views: 2514

Re: FJs for the 2/27/17 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: Wrote down "Carroll" on Thursday without a ton of confidence. I knew the Carrolls were a prominent Maryland family who might have things named after them, and I knew Charles Carroll had signed the Declaration of Independence. It turns out that he didn't sig...
by skullturf
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 35
Views: 4583

Re: Friday, March 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Tonight's FJ was one of those that seems very obvious with hindsight, but I didn't get it right. I put down Carroll just to have something. Heh. Technically this is a mild spoiler for an earlier game this week, but for Thursday's FJ, where we had to name a Marylander that something was named after,...
by skullturf
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 60617

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

There are many correct ways to figure out what 36 times 36 is. I used more than one method, because we have tons of time to think about LL questions, and I would be really embarrassed if I got an easy LL math question wrong (I am a mathematician). I understand why people would say "Why not 'just' mu...
by skullturf
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 60617

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

Some LLamas on Facebook said they guessed "forgeries" for the art question.

Sometimes, something just pops into your head as an attractive first guess, and just stays there.
by skullturf
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 337491

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

My two cents on the question of whether one should "study" before an audition: One shouldn't *cram* before an audition, and one shouldn't stress out about trivia knowledge before the audition. Anyone auditioning almost certainly already has enough trivia knowledge to do well at the audition. But I w...