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by Vermonter
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 430
Views: 65072

Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

So I just watched today's (4/24/17) ep and feel the need to comment on one question in particular... I don't have the exact wording, but basically it was asking which of the given instruments would lend itself to improving the upper airway strength of a player. The choices were a) harpsichord, b) m...
by Vermonter
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 430
Views: 65072

Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Friday: What a waste of a softball on 50K. "I know it when I see it" is Pavlovian, unlike most other questions at that level There was another gift 50K Q on Tuesday and at least the player converted it to see the next Q. Though it’s the name of a river in France, which of the following can be playe...
by Vermonter
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 430
Views: 65072

Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Friday:
Pornography
What a waste of a softball on 50K. "I know it when I see it" is Pavlovian, unlike most other questions at that level
by Vermonter
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 430
Views: 65072

Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Thoughts on three questions from Tuesday:
Spoiler
Note to writers: None of these kids has seen Captain Planet

Asked the other way, Cookie Monster = Sid would have been a great upper-tier question for regular play

Entomology vs. herpetology for $7k is way too hard for kids (and maybe even for adults)
by Vermonter
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 76370

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

Hmm, this might have been a good time for my opponent to purposely miss the classical music question. Bring down the percentage for that category, maybe get some points in a later game, very likely to get zero on it this time. We need Vermonter to start a web page on next level LL strategies. I wou...
by Vermonter
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 430
Views: 65072

Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

This seems to happen a lot:

1. Player uses 50/50
2. Player calls up +1
3. +1 hazards a guess, then says she's 50% confident

:roll:
by Vermonter
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 430
Views: 65072

Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Those four options were really well chosen, I thought. You could make a strong case for three of them – I thought Harry Potter was a bit of an odd duck, but still a bit of a mind-screw if you start rationalizing down that path.
by Vermonter
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 430
Views: 65072

Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Oscars are my weak spot but I got this one. I figures one had got one for song and Halle Berry was a Best Actress. Wasn't sure about supporting actor, but figured a black winning director would have big news. I think a woman recently won that for the first time. They seemed to know it, but if you a...
by Vermonter
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 430
Views: 65072

Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

93 and 99 I can cast out threes to quickly see they aren't prime, but what's the quick way to know that 91 isn't? Maybe (49x2)-7? Is there a trickier way? Threes are obvious, fives are obvious, next step is to divide by 7. Done. Not real hard regardless of age to divide by all odd numbers until rea...
by Vermonter
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alpaca Farm quizzes
Replies: 310
Views: 47669

Re: Alpaca Farm quizzes

The eighth season of Archer begins April 5. Starting February 15, each week leading up to the premiere, I will publish a quiz on a successive season (starting with Season 1). If you haven't watched the show before, get cracking; if you have, it doesn't hurt to brush up. This series of quizzes will p...
by Vermonter
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 430
Views: 65072

Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

How the week overall has gone so far: The returning players have left with: $5,000 (ATA unused) $1,000 (missed the $1K Q and had the ATA remaining) $1,000 (missed the $5K Q and had the +1 remaining) $5,000 (missed the 10K Q having used all the lifelines) Jerry Ellis see above $5,000 (missed the 10K...
by Vermonter
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 430
Views: 65072

Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Wednesday: this was painful to watch $7000 http://thefinalwager.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/mill0118.jpg TIp for future contestants: This would be a tough trivia question, but it's easy with the hint. Bill Clinton spoke in 2016, so if that was the 10th consecutive speech at a quadrennial event, t...
by Vermonter
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alpaca Farm quizzes
Replies: 310
Views: 47669

Re: Alpaca Farm quizzes

Please enjoy my twenty-seventh Mystery Quiz, closing Monday: http://alpacafarmtrivia.herokuapp.com/quizzes/2016
by Vermonter
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 9710

Re: Monday, January 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

One of my favorite songs, "Spinning Away" by Brian Eno and John Cale, makes reference to Starry Night:

Spinning away
Like the night sky at Arles


https://open.spotify.com/track/1zCrjmplbeiO1k1KCs0E1f

Those wagers... woof
by Vermonter
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 29, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 5971

Re: Thursday, December 29, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Kudos to Justin for knowing "M" as the Fritz Lang film starring Peter Lorre. I pre-called "M" as the $2000 response when the category was announced. (I am usually incorrect, but I'll take what I can get.) No, I don't think there was a debate about whether Namibia was correct; just that someone had ...
by Vermonter
Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 51326

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

I considered Idi Amin, but figured he was such a crazy tyrant that he couldn't leave and come back... Wrong. I was very satisfied though to get 5 right each of the last two days and finish with 100 correct for the season - making this an average season for me despite a week of illness where I playe...
by Vermonter
Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alpaca Farm quizzes
Replies: 310
Views: 47669

Re: Alpaca Farm quizzes

by Vermonter
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 430
Views: 65072

Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

The question that led off the Dec. 6 show: $30,000 http://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5571/30627555494_b4e8170320.jpg This should have been one of those game-blocking $50k questions. Something I noticed in hindsight: $100 appears in 3 of the answers $5 appears in 2 of the answers Does this make it more l...
by Vermonter
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 51326

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

My opponent and I both thought Stand By Me was the easiest of the six as we both collected 0 points on it. It would not have mattered in my 4(4)-9(6) victory, but I was pleasantly surprised to get the one point for my "Dave Chappelle Show" being accepted for Chappelle's Show . I do not understand w...
by Vermonter
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 8, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 5584

Re: Thursday, December 8, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Did anyone else go with Comic Sans? "Hall & Oates" was forgivable as a Triple Stumper. "San Luis Rey" and "Cross of Gold", not so much. (Just kidding on the first line; I said Courier, thinking maybe the typeface was evenly spaced. By the way, if you haven't seen the documentary Helvetica , I highly...