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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

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Woof wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:51 pm
RandyG wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:43 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
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On the Mythology one, I rejected sorority and tried to make Pleiades work with 9 instead of seven sisters.
Of course there are only 6 stars in the Pleiades noticeably brighter than the others.

And those 6 stars form the symbol for what auto manufacturer?
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Subaru, which IIRC means Pleiades in Japanese
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Correct and correct!
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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

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RandyG wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:26 pm
Woof wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:51 pm
RandyG wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:43 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:18 am
On the Mythology one, I rejected sorority and tried to make Pleiades work with 9 instead of seven sisters.
Of course there are only 6 stars in the Pleiades noticeably brighter than the others.

And those 6 stars form the symbol for what auto manufacturer?
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Subaru, which IIRC means Pleiades in Japanese
Spoiler
Correct and correct!
Thanks for the trivia nuggets. It seems that subaru means "united" in Japanese and using pleiades as an English translation qualifies you to work for Google translate :lol: . And TIL that the seven sisters are of mythological origin so I had a good reason to be on that dead end. At least I didn't try to invent a Pleiadatorium or something :roll: .
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MarkBarrett wrote:
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I was in the group of simpletons who had Wounded Knee. Cavalry to battle was my thinking and 1889 was too late for Little Big Horn. :oops: Yes, the hint was there and yes the year should have helped. There is a reason I'm in C and I get to prove on a regular basis including my whopping 1 correct for the Friday set.

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Same exact thinking here. Submitted, saw the answer, went, "Huh?," re-read the clue and instantly saw "sooner," then grunted, "Aw, [rats]!"

At least Wounded Knee was in 1890 so it wasn't that far off
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Midseason results are out. I accomplished my goal: moneyed the right 5 of 7 that I knew I got right. (Moneying Polish would have resulted in a higher score, but I had about 2% confidence on that one to begin with.)
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Midseason results are out. I accomplished my goal: moneyed the right 5 of 7 that I knew I got right. (Moneying Polish would have resulted in a higher score, but I had about 2% confidence on that one to begin with.)
Nice.

I $d the film festival question and missed with Rome

Went Dutch for Polish.

Said Sydney for Melbourne- still don't get the name connection to William Lamb

Considered Bhutan (0.8M) after eliminating Nepal, but went with Mongolia (3M) :(

Got lucky on MSG

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Said Sydney for Melbourne- still don't get the name connection to William Lamb
You didn't need to know Lamb to get this one; just the Port Phillip Bay connection, which appeared in the $2K Birthplaces clue on J! just last Tuesday.

http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_ ... =melbourne
Considered Bhutan (0.8M) after eliminating Nepal, but went with Mongolia (3M) :(
I also said Mongolia, forgetting Bhutan which is so lightly populated that it doesn't have a single traffic light.
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Volante wrote:
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Midseason results are out. I accomplished my goal: moneyed the right 5 of 7 that I knew I got right. (Moneying Polish would have resulted in a higher score, but I had about 2% confidence on that one to begin with.)
I was pretty sure it was Polish (I have a friend in Buffalo who mentioned Dyngus Day a few years ago when we were visiting), but took the South Bend/Irish neg bait. I also went with Sydney and Mongolia. Oh well...

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Said Sydney for Melbourne- still don't get the name connection to William Lamb
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Said Wellington instead of Melbourne to miss one of my moneys. I saw Shanahan's name during the weekend somewhere, so I punted the question (I would have missed it for sure, so it isn't really a gray area).

I was sure the "Game Change" tv show clue would have been about James Carville and his wife (just looked it up - Mary Matalin)... but Carville's name wasn't coming to me. I was lucky, because I probably would have moneyed it.

This was on the harder end of the spectrum for the mid-season classic. I got 7 right, moneyed one incorrectly, and still got 80th percentile.

My league Magnolia came disappointingly 52nd, but with 9600 points it isn't too far off the 11500 of first place. Remarkable parity in the leagues.

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hbomb1947 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:31 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:15 pm

Said Sydney for Melbourne- still don't get the name connection to William Lamb
You didn't need to know Lamb to get this one; just the Port Phillip Bay connection, which appeared in the $2K Birthplaces clue on J! just last Tuesday.

http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_ ... =melbourne
The Yarra River is what got it for me. I was pretty confident the Yarra Valley is a wine-growing region near Melbourne.

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hbomb1947 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:31 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:15 pm

Said Sydney for Melbourne- still don't get the name connection to William Lamb
You didn't need to know Lamb to get this one; just the Port Phillip Bay connection, which appeared in the $2K Birthplaces clue on J! just last Tuesday.

http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_ ... =melbourne
Considered Bhutan (0.8M) after eliminating Nepal, but went with Mongolia (3M) :(
I also said Mongolia, forgetting Bhutan which is so lightly populated that it doesn't have a single traffic light.
I started with Mongolia, but thought about alternatives because (a) Mongolia is so freaking BIG and (b) Ulanbataar is a quite populous city. That led me to other inhospitable sites and, finally, to Bhutan. I did, however, put Rome for Venice and Manila for MSG for a disappointingly low score. Bah.

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Woof wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:14 pm
hbomb1947 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:31 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:15 pm

Said Sydney for Melbourne- still don't get the name connection to William Lamb
You didn't need to know Lamb to get this one; just the Port Phillip Bay connection, which appeared in the $2K Birthplaces clue on J! just last Tuesday.

http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_ ... =melbourne
Considered Bhutan (0.8M) after eliminating Nepal, but went with Mongolia (3M) :(
I also said Mongolia, forgetting Bhutan which is so lightly populated that it doesn't have a single traffic light.
I started with Mongolia, but thought about alternatives because (a) Mongolia is so freaking BIG and (b) Ulanbataar is a quite populous city. That led me to other inhospitable sites and, finally, to Bhutan. I did, however, put Rome for Venice and Manila for MSG for a disappointingly low score. Bah.
I'm anxious to see the league get rate on nebula. Well written clue got me there without ever being aware of the facts beforehand. Thanks to bad judgment I overruled my answers of MSG and Bhutan for Manila and Tibet (I'm that dumb).
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twelvefootboy wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:26 pm
Woof wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:14 pm
hbomb1947 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:31 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:15 pm

Said Sydney for Melbourne- still don't get the name connection to William Lamb
You didn't need to know Lamb to get this one; just the Port Phillip Bay connection, which appeared in the $2K Birthplaces clue on J! just last Tuesday.

http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_ ... =melbourne
Considered Bhutan (0.8M) after eliminating Nepal, but went with Mongolia (3M) :(
I also said Mongolia, forgetting Bhutan which is so lightly populated that it doesn't have a single traffic light.
I started with Mongolia, but thought about alternatives because (a) Mongolia is so freaking BIG and (b) Ulanbataar is a quite populous city. That led me to other inhospitable sites and, finally, to Bhutan. I did, however, put Rome for Venice and Manila for MSG for a disappointingly low score. Bah.
I'm anxious to see the league get rate on nebula. Well written clue got me there without ever being aware of the facts beforehand. Thanks to bad judgment I overruled my answers of MSG and Bhutan for Manila and Tibet (I'm that dumb).
A shockingly low 20%. All you have to do is look at your personal results page.

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I won with 2 correct (12 Angry Men, Cleveland) yesterday, but I had 3 really bad misses. I was tying to think of an organ that starts with "t," but I had nothing. I honestly never knew that glands were considered organs. Then "canton" was Pavlov for Switzerland, which seemed too obvious, but I really thought that it was the only country that had "cantons." And since there had been so many questions the past two seasons that have seemed even easier I thought that it was still a decent bet. Looking back "Grand Duchy" should have been Pavlov for Luxembourg. And then I never even thought of vanilla, but it was a forehead slapper given that I have seen ice cream or yogurt flavors that are called "Madagascar vanilla."

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First ever Buckner win yesterday 3(1)-2(3)...so many Koin flips... Luxembourg/Switzerland (although I thought only Switz had Cantons as noted above). Buffalo/Cleveland...turns out Buffalo is only 350 miles from NY, but I have been there several times and knew it was a major shipping center around 1880s. Missed 12 Angry Men, despite the dozen in the clue as I have never seen it although it is on my DVR. Thanks to my wife and kids who bake a ton and Madagascar Vanilla Beans came straight to mind. Thymus? Really? You could've told me it started with thymu and I maybe would've gotten there.

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Why, WHY would you give someone with a nearly .400 food score (their second worst category) a zero for vanilla?!
...I needed those points... *pout*
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classicroadster wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:54 am
First ever Buckner win yesterday 3(1)-2(3)...so many Koin flips... Luxembourg/Switzerland (although I thought only Switz had Cantons as noted above). Buffalo/Cleveland...turns out Buffalo is only 350 miles from NY, but I have been there several times and knew it was a major shipping center around 1880s. Missed 12 Angry Men, despite the dozen in the clue as I have never seen it although it is on my DVR. Thanks to my wife and kids who bake a ton and Madagascar Vanilla Beans came straight to mind. Thymus? Really? You could've told me it started with thymu and I maybe would've gotten there.
At first I was leaning towards Rochester on the Cleveland question, but it just didn't seem right to ask for a city in the state of New York when New York (even if it was the city) was mentioned in the clue. But I considered Buffalo as well.

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StevenH wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:13 pm
classicroadster wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:54 am
First ever Buckner win yesterday 3(1)-2(3)...so many Koin flips... Luxembourg/Switzerland (although I thought only Switz had Cantons as noted above). Buffalo/Cleveland...turns out Buffalo is only 350 miles from NY, but I have been there several times and knew it was a major shipping center around 1880s. Missed 12 Angry Men, despite the dozen in the clue as I have never seen it although it is on my DVR. Thanks to my wife and kids who bake a ton and Madagascar Vanilla Beans came straight to mind. Thymus? Really? You could've told me it started with thymu and I maybe would've gotten there.
At first I was leaning towards Rochester on the Cleveland question, but it just didn't seem right to ask for a city in the state of New York when New York (even if it was the city) was mentioned in the clue. But I considered Buffalo as well.
I knew it was originally called Standard Oil of Ohio, so that helped me narrow the cities. I didn't get a Buckner win yesterday, but I did get a Buckner tie (6(3)-6(5)).

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Thymus was a terrible miss for me. Just terrible. I started with T-cell, then realized he wanted the organ and switched to thalmus (sic) without even giving it a second thought. It's a bummer when you're so focused on the ones you don't know that you screw up the ones you should know.

Started with saffron but the parenthetical hint steered me away. Went with pepper without ever considering vanilla

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