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by Linear Gnome
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3739
Views: 409221

Re: Reretaken Down

As long as we're talkin' baseball ... Nats, Nats, Nats, WOOOOOO!!!! After Game 2, I mentally wrote off the NLCS, which made last night's game easier to handle. The Cardinals' offense has been feast-or-famine for much of the season and NLDS. If you're wondering what on earth they're doing in the NLC...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11663

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

If you don’t mind my asking, what situations were you dissatisfied with how he handled them? If you’d rather not say, I understand. In a fairly short period of time, the following happened: (1) The question whose answer was "infinetisimal" was edited twice during the match day. I made the mistake o...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11663

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

From the beginning of LL82 to the end, there were some programming changes to reduce the amount of information that was available without logging in. For example, early in LL82 I was able to look at the daily rundle rankings, but I was no longer able to do that by the end. The biggest recent change ...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2019

Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Any way I'd get credit for "wedge" for the clue whose correct response was "chock"?
by Linear Gnome
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1415

Re: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:28 pm
What name is in "a cappella"?
Ella. I actually had to run it back and think about it for a few seconds before it came to me.
by Linear Gnome
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2254

Re: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:16 am
If I'd thought of toggle I don't think I'd have switched to it.
Or maybe you would have switched to it then switched back. [ducks and runs]

I would have clammed, but the only possible response that occurred to me was "multitask".
by Linear Gnome
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11663

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

PSA since no one else has done it yet: this weekend is the Midseason Classic.
by Linear Gnome
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1987

Re: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I ruled out La Marsellaise as predating 1880 because of its use in the 1812 Overture. Although it turns out that the 1812 Overture was composed in 1880 (later than I had realized), it would have had to be a familiar melody by then for it to make sense for Tchaikovsky to use it. Once I ruled out La M...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2708

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

econgator wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:31 pm
I made up a place called Golga. At least the first letter was correct.
I invented Goliad.
by Linear Gnome
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Best Ever Trivia Show" [Spoilers]
Replies: 161
Views: 11752

Re: Fun with GSN's "Best Ever Trivia Show" [Spoilers]

I was a few days behind and just got caught up. I'm enjoying the show more than I had expected to. On 8/29, a player was 400 points behind with one question to go and went with the expert. On 8/30, the same scenario happened and Sherri pointed out that the only possible way to win would be for the ...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Best Ever Trivia Show" [Spoilers]
Replies: 161
Views: 11752

Re: Fun with GSN's "Best Ever Trivia Show" [Spoilers]

I was a few days behind and just got caught up. I'm enjoying the show more than I had expected to. On 8/29, a player was 400 points behind with one question to go and went with the expert. On 8/30, the same scenario happened and Sherri pointed out that the only possible way to win would be for the p...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Common Knowledge"
Replies: 82
Views: 6431

Re: Fun with GSN's "Common Knowledge"

Two heartbreaking losses in a row on the VERY LAST question. First the Blondetourage on Wednesday. Had the lead through the entire episode and then said Charlotte's Web when asked about "Scarlett", the sequel for Gone With the Wind. Today's loss was even more painful. The Silver Foxes had the lead ...
by Linear Gnome
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 112
Views: 8124

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

Can I also just say: Looking at it from your own perspectives, what on earth would it do to your ToC preparation in the back of your head if all people were doing was talking about how you got invited and possibly even calling your ethics into question? I'm incredibly disappointed in many people in...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 112
Views: 8124

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

Just in case my previous post left any ambiguity, I think Emma had/has every right to accept the invitation from TPTB to participate in the ToC. None of the "uncomfortableness" I feel about the situation is directed at her. It's more a matter of feeling as if I thought I had understood the ground ru...
by Linear Gnome
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 112
Views: 8124

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

Hmm. I like Emma and am interested to see how this plays out, and I recognize that TPTB have every right to include her, but the inclusion of a 3x winner over 4x winners (including one with more dollar winnings) just makes me uncomfortable. (Independently, I am happy about the announcement that was ...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 2046

Re: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It took me a few seconds to put the pieces together, but I got Leonidas without much difficulty. I don't understand all the guesses of mythical people when we were given a date of death in historical times. While Leonidas was an instaget for me, I understand he may be obscure to many. But yes, all ...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3739
Views: 409221

Re: Reretaken Down

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:30 pm
Permalink to the game:

https://www.google.com/doodles/fourth-of-july-2019
I somehow had never clicked on the doodle while it was going on, so thanks for the link. I played somewhat longer than I had planned to.
by Linear Gnome
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 2178

Re: Friday, June 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My cable box glitched so I read the clues from the Archive. Did they really give "You are lost and gone forever, oh my darling Clementine" as the finish of that classic American lyric? I've always heard "You are lost and gone forever, dreadful sorry Clementine". Someone posted a mention of FJ! on a ...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 19283

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I'm not in LL81, but, for those of you who are, this is a reminder that today is the Midseason Classic. Also, FYI, when you let your subscription run out, your login stays active surprisingly long. My membership officially expired on May 14 and I had been disappointed because a 1DS in which I had wa...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 465
Views: 52321

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

(made-up) TELEVISION The opening chords of this TV series' theme song was derived from the 1946 movie The Killers The correct response: What is Dragnet ? My (fairly strongly held) opinion is that you need to change "opening chords" to "opening notes". The initial nine notes (if I'm counting correct...