Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

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Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

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I got 6 correct on the MSC. It was nice to be a little above my career average in a season that has been brutal for me, but I did make a couple of bad moneying decisions.

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7/12, and just missed qualifying out of my rundle. I really had no idea Bose-Einstein would play so hard. I thought with two possible correct answers, it would be even easier. In retrospect, though, I doubt many people would answer either Bose or Einstein without knowing both.

Overall, the MSC felt really tough, but I wonder if that's just because the regular MDs have been lulling us into a false sense of security...

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It felt tougher than normal to me, too, and my 7/12 result backs that up. With so few choices, no shock that I moneyed fairly well, but still surprised that “essays” had such a low get rate.

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I got 8 right, having changed Stalingrad to Leningrad. Also I changed Bose to Einstein (I got scared that I was misremembering "Boltzmann-Einstein condensate" as Bose-Einstein). I never paid enough attention to the numbers in the Cleveland question and had it narrowed down to two two-term nineteenth-century presidents with fraught administrations: Jackson and Grant. And I figured the later one made more sense, said Grant, and moneyed him. Also I wasn't sure the notation question was for dances, so I got that right but didn't money it. I got 86th percentile, but ideal moneying (for what I got right) would have put me in the 97th.

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I got 5 right (Bose-Einstein / Cleveland / Kruger / Stalingrad / Angler), but moneyed a wrong guess of "Treatise" for "Essay". I also blew the Leadbelly answer with "Eileen", instead of "Irene". I could hear the lyric, but if I'd backed up to the "Good Night" part, it would have been an instaget. I've always known that song as it was my maternal grandmother's name :oops:.

The Cleveland was pulled from recognizing the math as requiring someone in between, and I only knew which president's name with 75% confidence. That and the Stalingrad guess makes me even for blowing the song. The other answers were completely opaque - I don't even know what "Modern Family" TV show is and mix it up with "The Family Guy" in my head. It was good for 338 points / 76%, above my usual performance I'm sure.
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Looks like a few of us went with "Treatise" instead of "Essay." I also went with that one for my fifth money Q.

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:32 pm
Looks like a few of us went with "Treatise" instead of "Essay." I also went with that one for my fifth money Q.
A few of us +1, on both parts.

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6/12 plus bad moneying placed me in the 53rd %ile. I thought about thinking harder on the rapper, and I might have come up with Megan Thee Stallion, having looked at the list of Grammy winners a bit earlier, but I would probably still have gone with my guess of RuPaul. I'd like to think I'd have noticed the trick with Cleveland in a regular match, but liking to think is a different thing from thinking. Actually I might have been zeroed there, as AmHis is my best subject. Went with Jackson because he seemed contrarian.

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Johnblue wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:32 pm
8 correct. I should’ve read the Presidential Veto question more carefully. I thought Jackson was the answer. I put Hildegarde for the German Sybil question.
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So I had an eight match winning streak, tying my longest ever. Then I give my opponent three for Route 66. He is from New Zealand so I thought he wouldn’t be familiar with it. At least I salvaged a 4(3)-4(2) tie after getting three on Wendy O. Williams. I gave him zero on that because he had a high pop music score and that is the hardest of the day. At least a win or tie today can tie my longest non-losing streak. If I miss promotion by one point I will cry every time I think of Route 66.

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If I hadn't gotten 0 for it, I'd complain about Himalayas not being taken for Kashmir.

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twelvefootboy wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:08 pm
I got 5 right (Bose-Einstein / Cleveland / Kruger / Stalingrad / Angler), but moneyed a wrong guess of "Treatise" for "Essay". I also blew the Leadbelly answer with "Eileen", instead of "Irene". I could hear the lyric, but if I'd backed up to the "Good Night" part, it would have been an instaget. I've always known that song as it was my maternal grandmother's name :oops:.
Don't bury the lead here 12Footer but you were the top E Taiga performer and would've qualified out of the B, C, and D rundlers in Taiga...awesome! I live in the northeast and Irene was a memorable storm so I never even got to the singer part of that clue.

I lost yesterday 2(3)-6(4). NHO Wendy O Williams or fauvism...I read Q4 and my mind went straight to Tibet with a disputed area involving China and India. I didn't realize that China was part of the kashmir debate so I never really considered anything past Tibet. My opponents worst category was pop music and he of course got WOW.

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With three correct yesterday and an opponent whose lifetime batting average was over 300 points better than mine, I thought that a loss was inevitable. But I lucked into a 5(3)-5(3) tie. I made a bad choice by giving my opponent a 3 for baguette. "Perishable" made me think of items that are found (more commonly) in the refrigerated section of the grocery store, so I had no good guess.

I am somehow still sitting just barely above the relegation zone.

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I figured Wendy O. Williams would play hard, but I was surprised it was that hard given W.O.W. I guess 40 years later the Plasmatics are pretty obscure! My opponent had a good pop music score, so I gave him one point for that question and he got it right.

I managed to get all six, but the one that was most difficult to me was baguette. That was the only thing I could think of that made sense, but it seemed like the "-ette" suffix implied a diminutive. Apparently not.

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alietr wrote:
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If I hadn't gotten 0 for it, I'd complain about Himalayas not being taken for Kashmir.
I had a long discussion about this with a trivia teammate. Those territories are in the Karakoram mountains. On doing some research, I’ve found that they aren’t considered a sub range of the Himalayas but rather a separate range, as is also true for the Hindu Kush. Sad to say, that didn’t mollify him at all :mrgreen:

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I'd heard the name Wendy O. Williams before but I was never going to get there. I went with GG Allin.

I think the place where I vaguely recognized her name was as a namesake of a Koopaling from Super Mario Bros: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koopaling ... _namesakes

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Woof wrote:
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alietr wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:02 am
If I hadn't gotten 0 for it, I'd complain about Himalayas not being taken for Kashmir.
I had a long discussion about this with a trivia teammate. Those territories are in the Karakoram mountains. On doing some research, I’ve found that they aren’t considered a sub range of the Himalayas but rather a separate range, as is also true for the Hindu Kush. Sad to say, that didn’t mollify him at all :mrgreen:
Yeah, I considered Himalayas early on, but the presence of "Karakoram" in the question told me to keep trying.

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
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I figured Wendy O. Williams would play hard, but I was surprised it was that hard given W.O.W. I guess 40 years later the Plasmatics are pretty obscure! My opponent had a good pop music score, so I gave him one point for that question and he got it right.

I managed to get all six, but the one that was most difficult to me was baguette. That was the only thing I could think of that made sense, but it seemed like the "-ette" suffix implied a diminutive. Apparently not.
The only reason I got Wendy O. Williams was that in 1984, I went on a field trip to Indy to study how that city handles DUI cases. One of the assistant prosecutors I spoke to had a photo of WOW in his office. The city required her to post a bond against any damages resulting from her Plasmatics concert. He told me that the real-life WOW was nothing like her on-stage persona.

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I completely lucked into Wendy Williams. Don't think I've ever heard of her, just thought "Debut albums are often named after the singer. Those could be initials. What's a generic last name that starts with W?" Threw down Williams and was shocked to get it right.

Then on Q6, didn't even think of drugs.....I put KFC. Win some, lose some.

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FYI, if you see Timothy Leary's name your Pavlovian reaction should be "LSD."

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