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by triviawayne
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13462

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

My coin toss / change my first guess losing streak continues. I started with Sidney Opera House, but Sidney Harbor and knowledge waters bothered me. 1973 sounded perfect for World Trade Center (and it was, having opened in 1973), and a little old for the Opera House. The Gateway Arch wasn't a bad g...
by triviawayne
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13462

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

I've heard of the Barefoot Contessa, but never knew anything about it. When I saw the name Ina Garten, all I could think of was "Ina Garten of Eden...don't you know that I'm lovin' you" from there I just went with East of Eden knowing the movie was at the right timeframe. I never heard of the movie ...
by triviawayne
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Form of a Question Question
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: Form of a Question Question

I know you were looking for current stuff, and received that answer already, but wanted to mention that IIRC, I saw it in the early days (probably pre 1990) on a DD where someone gave "is it x", and Alex said something like, "well that is in the form of a question, so that's an acceptable response."
by triviawayne
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13462

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

What phrase is most commonly used in economics and finance for the purchase of the equity of a given firm using funds acquired in large part via borrowing? (Either the phrase or its standard three-letter abbreviation is acceptable.) I thought "sounds like leveraging" and have heard of a leveraged bu...
by triviawayne
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13462

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

ouachiouat wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:40 am
I LOVED Q4 yesterday. At first glance I was thinking "How the stink am I supposed to know Malaysia's gas company's name? Why is that even on here?" And then it clicked. Questions like that are why I love LL.
yeah, that was a facepalm after I saw the answer, so obvious...love those questions.
by triviawayne
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13462

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

Stupid Bronte 50/50/90... my coin landed on its side, so I only put the last name and got credit. I considered putting a first name, as that would be the norm in this situation, but because there is no way to be asked BMS in this game, and because it didn't say "first and last name required" as has...
by triviawayne
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13462

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

"5a.2 For questions which require the name of a person (or entity) for an answer (such a question might be indicated by a "who" or explicit asking for a name), the last name (family name) is required, and only the last name is required, unless otherwise specified ." (emphasis mine) There you go. su...
by triviawayne
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13462

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

Stupid Bronte 50/50/90... my coin landed on its side, so I only put the last name and got credit. I considered putting a first name, as that would be the norm in this situation, but because there is no way to be asked BMS in this game, and because it didn't say "first and last name required" as has...
by triviawayne
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2358

Re: Friday, December 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Too many adults on this board! (Playing from the archive) - cannot believe no one has still called out Katherine's answer on the special events clue in the French Arts category (the rest of us non-adults were thinking it, weren't we)...so glad the person with that response won! very much laughed ou...
by triviawayne
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Hosting Question
Replies: 48
Views: 3414

Re: Hosting Question

alietr wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:40 am
1,000 to 1 odds, but ...

Trump Listed Among Candidates to Replace Alex Trebek as ‘Jeopardy!’ Host
The guy can't put together four sentences to form a complete thought, sure would make the clue reading weird to watch when he goes off script.
by triviawayne
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13462

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

Roughly equivalent to "congressional districts" in the United States, what is the standard term used in the United Kingdom for the 650 electoral areas through which members of the House of Commons (MPs) are elected? What made 9% come up with "riding"; would like to know what I'm not seeing with that...
by triviawayne
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A very great idea that came to me
Replies: 17
Views: 1103

Re: A very great idea that came to me

What they really need is a “You’re in the Picture” channel.
by triviawayne
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1448
Views: 208513

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

AIR TRAVEL This airline operates domestic flights to four different continents from the same airport. What is Air France? (Orly to several places in Europe (obviously), Fort de France and Pointe-à-Pitre (N. America), Cayenne (S. America), Réunion (Africa) Doesn’t Delta go to NA, SA, Africa, and Eur...
by triviawayne
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 2640

Re: Friday, November 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This is one I probably get in LL with all day to think. I know someone who used to live in Uganda and posted a picture of herself posing at the equator marker. They post one of those bogus "Oh-look-the-water-goes-a-different-direction-on-each-side" photos? That’s unpossible, we all know the world i...
by triviawayne
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4447
Views: 666868

Re: Reretaken Down

Fired up DVD of Gods and Generals, find there's an introduction by Ted Turner. Realized only a few seconds in that I have literally never heard Ted Turner's voice before in my life. Addendum: Thanks MST3K for pointing this out for me decades ago so I'll never forget...how can you have a Special App...
by triviawayne
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1448
Views: 208513

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Category: Geography by Letter

Russia is the only country to border the Caspian Sea with a name that does not end with this letter.
Spoiler
What is N (Iran, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan)
by triviawayne
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Hosting Question
Replies: 48
Views: 3414

Re: Hosting Question

If even a temporary hosting gig would disqualify someone from competing in future supertourneys (by virtue of having been employed by the show), I would think that would be a huge disincentive to James in particular, and maybe some others. And TPTB may not WANT people like James (and Brad) to be re...
by triviawayne
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What ought to happen next?
Replies: 96
Views: 7264

Re: What ought to happen next?

AntmanB wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:48 am
Im Suprised no one said the Joke Host answer of Jeff Probst.
Not much of a joke considering he hosted R&R J, and did just fine there.
by triviawayne
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What ought to happen next?
Replies: 96
Views: 7264

Re: What ought to happen next?

A normal season consists of 230 episodes. The rest of the Alex episodes gets us up to 75 shows in S37. Factoring in the two weeks from the vault, that leaves 145 episodes in the rest of the season. So I wonder if the entire rest of the season will be guest hosts and the permanent one will begin nex...
by triviawayne
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4447
Views: 666868

Re: Reretaken Down

I don’t even know what a full credit roll is or the interest in tracking down games that had them. There seem to be a number of credit rolls videos on YouTube, not sure why. (Hey, I have a bunch of old unarchived games, I bet people would love to see who the key grip was in 1987). Hey, they have fa...