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by This Is Kirk!
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 279
Views: 7308

Re: LL83: Learned League

Yay, I finally won yesterday! Only my third non-forfeit win of the season. I've also now gotten five correct on six consecutive match days.

Don't forget the midseason classic this weekend, everyone!
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1230

Re: Friday, December 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Despite the word "history" in the FJ clue I was think the inference was that the country is associated with a current movie star, so I went with Arnold thinking that was the barbarian tie-in.
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1535

Re: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Why is it that celebrity read clues need to have like twice the words of normal clues? I guess when they get someone like Jeff Goldblum they feel like they need to get their money's worth or something. The strangest thing about Goldblum wasn't that he read the clues slowly, but just the odd cadence ...
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1535

Re: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not in love with this pure trivia, no-TOM Final. It's basically "pick a non-traditional Christmas song". Not sure what prevents it from being "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" or "Silver Bells" or "Frosty The Snowman" or "Holly Jolly Christmas" or a variety of others. A first edition reading shows th...
by This Is Kirk!
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 279
Views: 7308

Re: LL83: Learned League

Wahaddi just wasn't close enough. Nor was dropout. I was surprised at the 40% get rate on Wahhabi. That's something that doesn't sound at all familiar to me. Cost me a tight one yesterday, losing 7(5)-6(5). My opponent missed "The College Dropout." I've always thought my defense was pretty good, bu...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 279
Views: 7308

Re: LL83: Learned League

triviawayne wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:45 pm
don't forget jingling your keys to change the channel on some of the tv's with remotes which operated by sound
Now that's something I don't remember.
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1514

Re: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

by This Is Kirk! » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:46 am Well for some oddball reason I put down "Iroquois Round Table" for FJ. I have no idea how my brain came up with that instead of Algonquin... You were actually only about a half of a block off! The Iroquois Round Table members must have been the B-listers...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 279
Views: 7308

Re: LL83: Learned League

Age was probably as important to whether you knew "Soul Train" as much as TV knowledge. It's hard for me to imagine anyone close to my age (49) not remembering it.
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 279
Views: 7308

Re: LL83: Learned League

Surprised to see turbinado play so difficult. Both my opponent and I assigned that one zero and we both got it. Interestingly it was tied for the lowest defense of the day, but it was the second most difficult.
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1514

Re: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well for some oddball reason I put down "Iroquois Round Table" for FJ. I have no idea how my brain came up with that instead of Algonquin...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3664
Views: 371388

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

You're pretty wrong about this. Did/do you feel the same way about Malala Yousafzai? Had to look her up. I still think they wouldn't even have given her the time of day if she weren't a kid. That's the impression I get literally every single time a kid does something noteworthy. They just get 15 mi...
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 279
Views: 7308

Re: LL83: Learned League

For the music question, I got as far as Brian Eno and "Tal"king Heads. Talking Heads were a four piece (edit: sorry, you were prolly thinking Talking Heads for the first band, the "art-rock" one) I got that one despite totally misinterpreting the question. For some reason I thought the Bryan/Brian ...
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3664
Views: 371388

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Oh you -really- haven't paid attention to the climate fight then. The reason a kid is famous is because the adults haven't done anything in the first place . (And if the adults had, said kid wouldn't need to be famous because she'd be off being a damn kid rather than having to worry about the world...
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3664
Views: 371388

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Oh you -really- haven't paid attention to the climate fight then. The reason a kid is famous is because the adults haven't done anything in the first place . (And if the adults had, said kid wouldn't need to be famous because she'd be off being a damn kid rather than having to worry about the world...
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1796

Re: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

NHO Greta Thunberg, nor do I see why I should. That seemed horribly out of place in the top box. There's really no reason to take this tone. Greta Thunberg attracted international attention this past summer for her climate change protests. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and addressed t...
by This Is Kirk!
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1683

Re: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Got "Rosebud" fairly quickly, but couldn't come up with "plastics." I have seen The Graduate, though.
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 279
Views: 7308

Re: LL83: Learned League

gnash wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:34 pm
econgator wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:43 am
classicroadster wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:37 am
At some point, the Koin becomes a coin right? Right?
Nope! That's why it's a Koin.
How do you spell the one where you agonize trying to decide between Elton John and Billy Joel, only to discover that the answer is Stevie Wonder?
I'm not sure, but it applies to me, too...
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 74
Views: 1889

Re: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I know it's a stretch, but, thoughts on "pommel" for "An 8-letter Olympic game of horse"? Um, "pommel" is six letters... Wow, good point! I was so focused on the double letters in the middle that I glossed right over that. "Ppommell," on the other hand..... Ah, yes, the Welsh spelling.
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 74
Views: 1889

Re: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

xabe wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:03 pm
I know it's a stretch, but, thoughts on "pommel" for "An 8-letter Olympic game of horse"?
Um, "pommel" is six letters...
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 279
Views: 7308

Re: LL83: Learned League

For the corundum question, my thoughts were it's probably ruby or emerald so I'll just go with emerald...Isoceles? No chance, even though I am a civil engineer and have taken so many math classes I am horrible at terms...can't we just get an equation to solve?? I had it down to emerald, ruby, and s...