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by Linear Gnome
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1113

Re: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I would've been way wrong with LBJ, whereas Wes gave the best possible miss. (Teddy's time in office was only 3 months shy of Truman's!) I keyed in to Truman so fast I'm glad I never once considered Teddy. Unfortunately, I did the reverse. I studied the presidential terms by year at some point, but...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 6157

Re: Friday, February 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

It sounds like TPTB reconsidered their ruling on "Great Schism"; someone posted last week on the J! Facebook page saying they attended a taping in which Ryan was back. It'll air in July. Bumping this thread since I'm apparently not the only one who was hibernating when seaborgium posted this tidbit.
by Linear Gnome
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10718

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I had a thought. I should preface by saying that I don't think there's anything wrong with RitJ as it now stands and I'm content to consider my foray into RitJ7 to be a failed experiment. (That's not because I finished last--someone has to--it was the feeling of being out of my depth.) If, however, ...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10718

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Thanks to BigDaddyMatty for organizing it every year - I enjoyed it! I'm definitely glad there's a private rundle for boardies and add my thanks to BigDaddyMatty. I don't know what the composition had been before RitJ7, but I noticed before the season started that I was the only member not in A or ...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 1507

Re: Friday, July 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

How in the world did Lauren get the WRITERS ON SPORTS $600 clue? She likes baseball: https://twitter.com/laurenkiehna?lang=en and Linear Gnome & Wpwells will have an added reason to root for Lauren. Ooh, thanks for the shout-out. Steeleville, IL didn't register as "St. Louis area"--it's about a 75 ...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10718

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Hearty congratulations to teapot37, Vermonter, and plasticene, and also to seaborgium and morbeedo for escaping relegation. I'd also like to congratulate my esteemed referrer econgator for "sticking" in B for the first time. There aren't as many trivia nights out here in the sticks as there are in m...
by Linear Gnome
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL BWA Entries
Replies: 91
Views: 8769

Re: LL BWA Entries

I voted for I Jesse the Body Ventura, Fonzi Scheme, Honey, I Dug Up Rita Hayworth!
by Linear Gnome
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 1368

Re: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'll probably never get on the show, but if I did, Stratton's would be my worst nightmare. Are there any stats on how often betting high/low in Stratton's dilemma wins? There used to be an actual Stratton's Dilemma page linked from the Archive, but I'm not certain it was programmed correctly. There...
by Linear Gnome
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 1368

Re: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Remind me which episodes you were on? The episode(s) where you had zero trouble with what most agree is BY FAR the most challenging/stressful moment of the entire contestant experience? I am lucky enough to have been on that stage, and I vividly recall the stress of 5-digit arithmetic plus the pres...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10718

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

What is a ghost player? Wish I knew, Bama, but this A rundle player has 2 forfeits and 8 of her last 11 matches she has recorded 0(0) scores. I have seen no explanation. In season 74, in a B rundle, she also had two forfeits and her last 15 matches were 0(0) scores. There but not really there. I ex...
by Linear Gnome
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/25/18 week
Replies: 23
Views: 537

Re: FJs for the 6/25/18 week

:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( If I had started with the 13 colonies on Monday, I probably would have gotten New Jersey. UAE should have been my incorrect guess on Tuesday, but I somehow had the incorrect notion that one of Abu Dhabi and Dubai was a subset of the other (rather t...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1438

Re: Friday, June 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Thank you, Scott, for Fredric March! I have no idea why I got Frederic March, but his name popped out of the hopper so quickly that I was pretty sure it was correct--I don't think he would have ever occurred to me if he were not the correct response. I'm strong on classical music, so Mozart occurre...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10718

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Ahhh, just 1 right. Ditto on checkers. Press your luck. Howard Johnsons (over IHOP). Princess cruise lines. Wormhole. Moving on International Hut of Pizza? I lost 4(4)-5(4) because I didn't realize how difficult the Tic Tac Dough question was. No guess on the Chess question and WAG of Norwegian on ...
by Linear Gnome
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10718

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I would have won 7(5)-4(4), but I had a weird Bible/movie mashup moment and typed Nazarone. Thankfully, we tied 4(4)-4(4). Never heard of that film! I thought British intelligence pointed to James Bond, so I went with The Island of Dr. No But seriously, only 34% knew The Leatherstocking Tales? I go...
by Linear Gnome
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1423

Re: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

mikebdoss wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:07 am
Judges: In "Math Words", "P: Scheme up this figure with a polygon for a base & triangles with a common vertex for faces"

"polyhedron" instead of "pyramid"?

Doesn't fit the "Scheme up" clue, but works otherwise.
It's what I said, so I'm not sure I can give an unbiased opinion.
by Linear Gnome
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10718

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I had some Slumdog-good fortune in the MSC. I'm the right age to have known Rockefeller. I had a mathematical co-author from Kolkata, and thinking about Kolkata/Calcutta motivated me to look up some of the other name changes of Indian cities. Knew Marty from Quiz Show and didn't money it because I t...
by Linear Gnome
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/18/18 week
Replies: 30
Views: 823

Re: FJs for the 6/18/18 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Monday I had gone from "Trouble" to "Etch-a-Sketch" and figured out the correct response about two seconds after the think music ended. Adelaide on Thursday. I have not seen "Vertigo", but I have vertigo (occasionally); never had vest...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10718

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

My LL season started with my deciding to be a Premier Member so I could try out a private rundle. After that came the server troubles and a couple of questions with glitches. The one with the scoring glitch didn't affect me; however, the one with three different versions during the match day decided...
by Linear Gnome
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/11/18 week
Replies: 24
Views: 856

Re: FJs for the 6/11/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: "Sackbut" would have been enough. I have read "Charlotte's Web", but it has been several decades. I'm pretty sure I saw the movie "The Lion King" once, also saw the stage musical at the Fox in St. Louis. Friday started with Pentecost before ...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Your guess for Thursday's FJ [SPOILER]
Replies: 25
Views: 815

Re: Your guess for Thursday's FJ [SPOILER]

I said Sagittarius. I didn't know why the string would have a knot, but I didn't have anything better to switch to. I had never paid close enough attention to the constellation Pisces to realize that the fish were connected by string.