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by morbeedo
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13468

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

Oh well. I was hoping to avoid relegation to B Taiga. I knew I needed to win my last match - and I did - but the people ahead of me needed to lose - and they tied instead. So many near misses this season - just one question along the way could have kept me above the red line. That said, I started in...
by morbeedo
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 77
Views: 2975

Re: Friday, December 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I am slightly vexed that I couldn't remember Diana Nyad, and ended up with Gertude Ederle as a famous swimmer. In addition to her swimming career, Nyad used to do commentaries on sports for NPR. She has a nice voice. I recently learned about Ederle, and as it goes, out went Diana Nyad - but I do ha...
by morbeedo
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13468

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

Also missed the book question by guessing lemon. I've never heard of that book. I cannot believe that one played easier than Risky Business. I only knew the book because I had to read it in my 8th grade English class. I only remember it coming up in quiz bowl or trivia once or twice previously, and...
by morbeedo
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2666

Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I asked about both HMS Terror and the Flying Dutchman in my Learned League One Day Special on Doomed Voyages ;)
by morbeedo
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13468

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

Butt rose, butt rose. Golly! Frustratingly, I couldn't remember Bob's full mnemonic, and so had to rack my brain for the correct answer. Only 14% got it right? That seems low. Who’s Bob? Kids these days. ;) Lol that Bob. I follow him on Twitter! I did read his book in the before time but didn’t rem...
by morbeedo
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13468

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

I remembered the previous question about Halt and Catch Fire from LL74 (Sep 2017) but couldn’t recall the name of the series three years later - and why should I?

Thorsten must have really loved this show ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by morbeedo
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13468

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:02 am
Butt rose, butt rose. Golly!

Frustratingly, I couldn't remember Bob's full mnemonic, and so had to rack my brain for the correct answer.

Only 14% got it right? That seems low.
Who’s Bob?
by morbeedo
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2538

Re: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILER

It was nice to see Cody pick up the Hawkman clue after talking about Comic-Con, but William and Mary - he hardly knew ye!

How is Josephine a triple stumper?
by morbeedo
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13468

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

8/12 on the Mid-Season Classic. Sub-optimal moneying but good enough for a Top 10% finish and Rundle qualifier - though not a great overall finish for Taiga (64th place!) Surprised that Marbury v. Madison played harder than Wagyu Got credit for Beider Manhoff (for Baader Meinhof) I might have pulle...
by morbeedo
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13468

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 morbeedo
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13468

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

8/12 on the Mid-Season Classic. Sub-optimal moneying but good enough for a Top 10% finish and Rundle qualifier - though not a great overall finish for Taiga (64th place!) Surprised that Marbury v. Madison played harder than Wagyu Got credit for Beider Manhoff (for Baader Meinhof) I might have pulled...
by morbeedo
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2717

Re: Monday, November 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Monty Python is on my list of topics to learn more about, but the little I know was enough to get this FJ pretty quickly, after swatting away Pink Panther I got a bit tongue-tied on Schlemiel/ Schlimazel, so I clammed. RIP Squiggy Speaking of tongues, I had to bite mine a lot during this game. arghh...
by morbeedo
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:37 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)

Bamaman wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:16 pm
Danmel wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:58 pm
For some reason Gabriel reminded me of mid 70s Dan Akyroyd.
I got a Weird Al vibe from him.
I got Dacre Montgomery who played Billy on Stranger Things
by morbeedo
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 2424

Re: Thursday, November 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:29 pm
Alex's imitation on "my precious" is scarier than the movie character itself.
Lol so right
by morbeedo
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13468

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

twelvefootboy wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:02 pm
I'll post the third quintmester synopsis of the JboardLite rundle soon - I think three lead changes and a horse race at the top.
Please do it while I'm still in 1st place! In my regular rundle, I've been in the red zone all season. I've fallen and I can't get up!!
by morbeedo
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13468

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 tha...
by morbeedo
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 2553

Re: Friday, November 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TIL the Blues in Blues Brothers refers to the family name

Cats! Never seen it, never will
by morbeedo
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! hosting plans post Alex
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Re: J! hosting plans post Alex

seaborgium wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:13 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:09 pm
Oh! Does anyone know if the show has expanded casting beyond Los Angeles and the environs?
Only for hosts!
Well, ok then! I’m already here
by morbeedo
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! hosting plans post Alex
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Re: J! hosting plans post Alex

Oh! Does anyone know if the show has expanded casting beyond Los Angeles and the environs?
by morbeedo
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13468

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

I had to read the game show question a few times before homing in on Newlywed Game as the show that would award prizes to a couple

No credit for ARPNET- the omission of A cost me the match. Argh.