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by RandyG
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20559

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Only escaped my first 0(0) by getting Davy for 3. Thank you J! clue repetition for being above the low get percentage on that one. This LL season is going like the year 2020: started out with so much promise and then just went to hell in a handcart ! I've always found that expression interesting in...
by RandyG
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20559

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Woof wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:49 pm
...WTG, Kirk!
+1
by RandyG
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20559

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I recognized Ahmet Ertegun and Jann Wenner, but I convinced myself it was something to do with an AIDS charity. I recognized Ertegun and Stein as record company moguls, and Wenner from Rolling Stone. AIDS and the Ethiopian famine were the two things that came to mind for me initially. Recognized Er...
by RandyG
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20559

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I recognized Ahmet Ertegun and Jann Wenner, but I convinced myself it was something to do with an AIDS charity. I recognized Ertegun and Stein as record company moguls, and Wenner from Rolling Stone. AIDS and the Ethiopian famine were the two things that came to mind for me initially. Recognized Er...
by RandyG
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20559

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I got 1 right yesterday, tying VeredJ who got 0 right. I should have gotten Ireland, especially in the wake of Wednesday's CATHOLIC NATIONS category on J!. Peabo Bryson was my one get. Peabo Bryson is the one name that always comes quickly when considering his genre/era of singers, so why not go wi...
by RandyG
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20559

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I thought it was because he traveled several hundred miles to get to his in-laws with the stay-at-home order still in place, and that he had been one of the people responsible for the stay-at-home order in the first place. Which really pissed off a lot of the English. They seem to have a lot less t...
by RandyG
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20559

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Another 0(0) for me. I originally had India and Pakistan but switched to India and Bangladesh. ... Sorta half right, in that what is now Bangladesh did split from India in the 1947 partition. But that's also an anachronism, as Bangladesh as a country did not exist until the early 1970s, when East P...
by RandyG
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20559

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Bad loss yesterday 2(3) - 3(3) when I didn't take enough time to remember that pate does not equal foie gras. I grew up in a french canadian household and the words foie gras were never spoken, only pate, so I consider them interchangeable. Would've been a nice 2 points for the win... Yes, I feed m...
by RandyG
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20559

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

First time in a while that every answer I gave was a guess, and hit on two: Druids and hearts. I couldn't have told you beforehand was a Druid was, but the location and time frame fit. 75% for Emirates? I know next to nothing about soccer, but is this sponsorship really that well known in general an...
by RandyG
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20559

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

... I was torn between Cambodia and Laos, but went with my first answer. It was a headscratcher when I saw that people thought Congress prohibited ground troops in Vietnam (and it would have required a North or South), but I guess they were just grasping at straws on that one. A question that clear...
by RandyG
Sat May 30, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20559

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

How did 80+% get cheesesteak? Big concentration of the league population is in the northeast? Not that high. And it's not like the streets named were the ones you think of when you think of Philly. I've been to Philadelphia twice and, obligatorily, to Pat's once. Might add South St to Passyunk for ...
by RandyG
Fri May 29, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20559

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I knew that the film was called Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo in Italian, so I appreciated the hint that those three weren't in the same order as the English title. I screwed up there, thinking it was 'il brutto, il buono and il cattivo'. I knew 'buono' was good, and if they're in a different ord...
by RandyG
Sat May 23, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20559

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So, I learned something worth noting and remembering. Heard of the term Jacobean, but had no idea what it referred to, so never would have come up with it. Answered "Stuart" for having no better guess, though the construction is clearly not parallel with Jacobean, Elizabethan, Jamesian, Victorian. ...
by RandyG
Sat May 23, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20559

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I guess the Mars/Venus book is far enough in the past. If that question had been asked in the 1990s, I would have expected a 98% get rate. So, I learned something worth noting and remembering. Heard of the term Jacobean, but had no idea what it referred to, so never would have come up with it. Answe...
by RandyG
Fri May 22, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20559

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(I think you were "supposed" to get that question from the American Gothic House, but my brain stopped reading the question before I got that far.) That's the only reason I got it. Never would have guessed Iowa otherwise. I wasn't familiar with any of the sites, but Czech/Slovak and Amana said Midw...
by RandyG
Fri May 22, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 445 - Prime Time [Final results]
Replies: 33
Views: 2542

Re: TD 445 - Prime Time [Q3-Q5 revealed]

3. 29 - One of the 2-digit Interstates which passes through my home state of Iowa. Name another 2-digit US Interstate which fits one or both of the following criteria: 1) Contains a 2 or 9; 2) Is a prime number greater than 29 Also..... I-19 runs a whole 63 miles south from downtown Tucson to the M...
by RandyG
Thu May 21, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20559

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I used to be a HUGE hockey fan, but that was eons ago. Didn't even recognize a few of the names on the hockey list, but was sure that my answer of Esposito -- Phil, not Tony -- was correct. Dionne would have been my second choice, as I watched him in person when I was still going to games in Los Ang...
by RandyG
Wed May 06, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 76192

Re: Learned League 84

I pride myself on how seldom I make RTFQ errors in LL but I've made two pretty dumb ones in two days. In the "Orange" quiz, a question asked the Orange river separated which two countries on its way to the Atlantic? I guess I thought South Africa was so obvious that they wouldn't bother to ask for ...
by RandyG
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 76192

Re: Learned League 84

Given that I had a crush on Stevie Nicks growing up, I truly appreciated the first two questions yesterday although by then I had clinched my rundle anyway. My best gets of the week were probably Fanny and "Magnet and Steel". I was surprised so few people got "Magnet and Steel," but I suppose it is...
by RandyG
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 76192

Re: Learned League 84

I actually LOLed at the MCWA of Marcel Marceau for Q5 yesterday. I can name one mime so my choices were limited. Fair enough. I just assumed someone who might be a "rival" of Marc Bolan's and later sang on his show would be primarily known as a singer rather than a mime. I'm sure most people who pu...