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by Vermonter
Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 51325

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

The head-scratcher for me in the MD2 results was that more people know what a range is than can identify a Nehru jacket! I realize that most people forget high school math immediately after (or more likely, just before) their final exam. But this stuff is explicitly taught to essentially every LLam...
by Vermonter
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 51325

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

I guessed sour cream for the espresso/coffee one, so I guess that added to the cream wrong at 17%? Check your MCW in the standings – I put "whipped cream" and have 1 MCW, so mine must have counted toward the total. For the second consecutive season, I begin with a perfectly-defended tie against a c...
by Vermonter
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alpaca Farm quizzes
Replies: 310
Views: 47669

Re: Alpaca Farm quizzes

I've got a second "Game Show Theme Snippets" quiz open until Monday: http://alpacafarmtrivia.herokuapp.com/quizzes/1744
by Vermonter
Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 430
Views: 65072

Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got the correct answer but went about it from the opposite direction - seems much easier this way. Count the squares you CAN buy then subtract from 40. Two sides have 2 sets of three properties and two sides have one set of three and one set of two - 6+6+5+5=22. Add 4 railroads and the two utilit...
by Vermonter
Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alpaca Farm quizzes
Replies: 310
Views: 47669

Re: Alpaca Farm quizzes

KW Mystery #23 closes tonight: http://tfw.gr/KWM23quiz

Discussion of KW Mystery #22: http://tfw.gr/KWM22recap
by Vermonter
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 98
Views: 14349

Re: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I still can't see how a wager of $2005 or so wouldn't have been better than just $5. Gives more of a safety zone if you both get it right. It wouldn't have helped today, specifically, but in general, that would've seemed like the better wager for an iffy category. A $5 wager, unlike a $2005 wager, ...
by Vermonter
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 98
Views: 14349

Re: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

WilliamPorygon wrote:Either a light bulb blew or Keith Williams just shot himself. :shock:
I don't appreciate this comment. Suicide is a terrible thing, and jokes in that vein are inappropriate.

Besides, I thought it was a fine wager (mathematically speaking, anyway).
by Vermonter
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 430
Views: 65072

Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I found an article from mid-2015, it listed the U.S. as 52.6 million and Colombia at 48 million. Numbers that close make for an awful question, in my opinion, and the show's writers should be ashamed of that one. I would have said B, because what would cause another country to pass Spain in the ran...
by Vermonter
Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 30, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 31
Views: 4774

Re: Friday, September 30, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

"The 4th podium" terminology is not ringing in until the 3 players are done. It's different than competing as a 4th podium like in Super J! I also would not bring Daily Doubles into play for the 4th podium unless the clue above a DD was a TS and you had it right. Personally, I'd use it only if my a...
by Vermonter
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 73935

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

TBVH I really feel I don't deserve the win. And also really have no interest in Skyping with Thorsten on some protracted TOC while I juggle job, wife, kids and chores IRL, had no idea it was such a major production. I don't think it's really a "major production." The entire championship is done in ...
by Vermonter
Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 73935

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

My wife doesn't use eyeliner, but my mom used to have a brush just like that. So there you go. I totally blew the Paris-Istanbul defense, I knew Istanbul but Paris was mostly a guess for me, and I figured it would only be easy if one had read the book or seen the movie. I knew it was eyeliner but m...
by Vermonter
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 73935

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

Had the honor of playing jfrumkin on the last day of LL70, and it was one of those nightmare defensive experiences. Good at sports, but I think he prefers football (and who knows with photos); lower-ranked on geography and math, but Paris-Istanbul and scalene are on the easy side; female beauty prod...
by Vermonter
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 73935

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

A long time ago I was playing charades and the guy who was "up" had to do Frances Perkins. He got us to "Frances" (I forget how) and then acted out "percolator." That was more than 20 years ago, but to this day when I have to remember her name, Frances Percolator comes to mind immediately. Then I h...
by Vermonter
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 73935

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

Blue Lion wrote:My answer was Cedar Point because I'm live in the Great Lakes region and couldn't think of any other non-Disney, non-Six Flags theme parks.
My pre-call was Knott's Berry Farm.
by Vermonter
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 73935

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

After submitting cmp146 shared this with me (I don't know the source) suggesting that maybe Perkins is worth knowing more about: Kudos to both of you for nabbing that one – felt like an easy one to D. Just glad cmp didn't see my video for Monday's game in advance of the questions, because I wore my...
by Vermonter
Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 430
Views: 65072

Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

If you know the melody of "Battle Hymn of the Republic," you can recognize that it has an iambic meter and thus eliminate The Sound and the Fury and The Call of the Wild . (Now I'm amusing myself by singing, "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the naked and the dead!") Unfortunately, I can only sing ...
by Vermonter
Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 430
Views: 65072

Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

If you know the melody of "Battle Hymn of the Republic," you can recognize that it has an iambic meter and thus eliminate The Sound and the Fury and The Call of the Wild . (Now I'm amusing myself by singing, "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the naked and the dead!") My initial thought was "The Sou...
by Vermonter
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 73935

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

teapot37 wrote:Q1 felt oddly coincidental for me because my friends had been discussing Shaq's cinematic body of work on Friday.
Ali Ali Ali Baba
Go tell your pops and your mama
That Shaq is the man – period, comma


by Vermonter
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 73935

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

I knew the Vietnam question after the first three words, thanks to this question I wrote for one of my mystery quizzes: "Only you can prevent a forest" was the motto of Operation Ranch Hand, which reached its peak in the late 1960s. Name the herbicidal mixture most frequently used in the Operation's...
by Vermonter
Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 73935

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

alietr wrote:I put Allende, too, but I was thinking of Isabel the author, not Salvador the politician.
Oh, yeah, that's what I meant! :lol: