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by RandyG
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 41958

Re: LL83: Learned League

Outlier? In the 42 matches from the beginning of LL82 through LL83/MD17, I had a grand total of 3 MCW's. Yesterday, in LL83/MD18 alone, I had 3 MCW's. Kosman koin said "no" when I chose between "Norwegian Wood" and "Nowhere Man." C'mon.... Nowhere Man sounded like a much better title for a novel, th...
by RandyG
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 41958

Re: LL83: Learned League

From anyone who got the W. C. Fields question right, I'm interested in hearing what specifically tipped people off -- was it one of the character names in particular? I'm hardly a WC Fields fan and have not seen that many of his works, but The Bank Dick is actually quite good. Mahatma Kane Jeeves a...
by RandyG
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 41958

Re: LL83: Learned League

morbeedo wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:57 am
Moldau --> Moldova --> Chișinău? (figured he was going for a more well-known capital city, but oh well)
The Moldau --> Smetana (Czech composer) --> Prague
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A1_vlast#Vltava
by RandyG
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 41958

Re: LL83: Learned League

Wahaddi just wasn't close enough. Nor was dropout. I was surprised at the 40% get rate on Wahhabi. That's something that doesn't sound at all familiar to me. Cost me a tight one yesterday, losing 7(5)-6(5). My opponent missed "The College Dropout." I've always thought my defense was pretty good, bu...
by RandyG
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 41958

Re: LL83: Learned League

That Private Rundle is a tough place to hang out with a bunch of A Rundlers beating up on each other. For that music question, my thought process went "Brian and Bryan? Eno and Ferry of Roxy Music. Swedish duo? Must be Roxette. Early '80s single by a trio? Must be Roxanne by the Police." No way I w...
by RandyG
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 41958

Re: LL83: Learned League

I expected Special Victims Unit to play much harder. From the wording, mimicking the opening spiel, it seemed to be pointing to accepting the full wording only, not SVU. (Might have created a stink within LL, if so, but still.) Hence, taking a chance of giving a 3 to someone with a low Television hi...
by RandyG
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 41958

Re: LL83: Learned League

econgator wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:36 am
classicroadster wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:35 am
I was a little surprised he didn't ask for both Frost and Nixon
If you know one, you know the other.
For most, probably. But I could see a player, especially a younger one, taking a stab at Nixon, given the date, but either not remembering Frost or never knowing about him.
by RandyG
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 41958

Re: LL83: Learned League

It didn't matter in the match results, but I was given credit for "serum albumin" on the blood question. Any thoughts?: is that effectively close enough to the more general answer of just "serum" or did the scoring algorithm see the intended answer in the first word and stop there? I couldn't tell ...
by RandyG
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 41958

Re: LL83: Learned League

It didn't matter in the match results, but I was given credit for "serum albumin" on the blood question. Any thoughts?: is that effectively close enough to the more general answer of just "serum" or did the scoring algorithm see the intended answer in the first word and stop there? I couldn't tell ...
by RandyG
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 41958

Re: LL83: Learned League

It didn't matter in the match results, but I was given credit for "serum albumin" on the blood question. Any thoughts?: is that effectively close enough to the more general answer of just "serum" or did the scoring algorithm see the intended answer in the first word and stop there? I couldn't tell y...
by RandyG
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 41958

Re: LL83: Learned League

Captain Kangaroo was really the first thing that crossed my mind for that question, although I did have misgivings since it aired at 8 am but I remember watching it as a kid. It seems like I would have been on my way to school at that time. I guess I'm remembering it from before I started school? I...
by RandyG
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 41958

Re: LL83: Learned League

I am curious how many people who got San Francisco knew the question was about the Federal Reserve and how many just guessed a city in the West. It would have been a better question if the missing city had been Richmond or Cleveland. What's frustrating for me is that just several weeks ago in pub t...
by RandyG
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 47557

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Johnblue wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:48 pm
Slim Whitman ads were ubiquitous in the 70’s/80’s.
Album $7.98
8 Track or Cassette $9.98

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2D9QwHzLpk
by RandyG
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 47557

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I appreciate all the replies addressing my confusion :? over the apparent ease of the Bechdel question. ;) I put continuo for the basso question, but still managed to win. I said "continuo" too, which I didn't think was the answer being sought, but it's actually not that different, perhaps not as sp...
by RandyG
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 47557

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I thought yesterday's set (MD 19) was brutal. I only got two right (Stallone/Rocky and Singapore). I've heard of the Bechdel test, but couldn't come up with the name. Agreed. I felt bad about getting only 3 right (narrowly missed the Taco Bell one) but then saw that Reddpen, my opponent for the day...
by RandyG
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 47557

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

teapot37 wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:36 am
You can definitely tell who is either a) British, or b) watches British quiz shows. The "Carry On" films are perennial quiz fodder over there.
... or c) has actually seen a couple of the films over the years. It was hard not to notice eventually that there were many in this series, but 31? Wow!
by RandyG
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 47557

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Interested in what people's thought process on the San Antonio one was. Asked for a city with an "eventful history concerning military compounds" I came up with San Antonio, Charleston (Fort Sumter) and Honolulu (Pearl Harbor) and didn't really know how to narrow it down from there. I went with Cha...
by RandyG
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 47557

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Only 35% recognize the Mercury Seven? I'm flabbergasted. Same here. And the weirder thing is that it had the lowest Avg D (1.0), which generally means that it was considered the easiest question. I assigned my opponent with an 88% get rate in American History a no-brainer "0", and she missed it. Di...
by RandyG
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 429 - All Music (FINAL STANDINGS)
Replies: 50
Views: 8090

Re: TD 429 - All Music (FINAL STANDINGS)

Thanks for hosting, threearruda. Well done! And congrats to badgerfellow and casketromance!
by RandyG
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 429 - All Music (FINAL STANDINGS)
Replies: 50
Views: 8090

Re: TD 429 - All Music (Third Quarter Standings Revealed)

ihavejeoprosy wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:02 am
Should’ve sheeped for everything.

The los del rio thing was a typo, so I just have to lol at that.
Clearly a simple typo. I think it should be accepted.