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by Coelacanth
Fri May 22, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 10488

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 1:24 pm
What's different about Minnesota's version?
It's the correct version.
by Coelacanth
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Non-Jeopardy! related poll
Replies: 30
Views: 1877

Re: Non-Jeopardy! related poll

One more thought on this... One of my goals for my J! appearance was to pronounce everything correctly. People thanked me for saying things like wunderkind and Newfoundland correctly. And if there had been a clue that ended with "...had another one of these coming", and my opponent rang in and said ...
by Coelacanth
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Non-Jeopardy! related poll
Replies: 30
Views: 1877

Re: Non-Jeopardy! related poll

opusthepenguin wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:08 pm
It was over 20 years ago when I first discovered that the majority of people were saying "thing" even though the original phrase uses "think".
It was much more recently than this for me. And I am willing to say that "thing" is incorrect.
by Coelacanth
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 7907

Re: Friday, March 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:49 pm
how it came to be named for him, or the fact that he retired at all, were both new to me.
I think you meant "retired because of the disease". Your statement implies that you think he just died in the middle of the season.
by Coelacanth
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 70576

Re: Learned League 84

I was surprised so many people (47%) got Crossroads . I'd never even heard of that movie and I was actually watching movies in the mid-80s! :D I suppose there's the Robert Johnson angle, too, but blues history doesn't seem like something a lot of people would know. Thought for sure "derby" would be...
by Coelacanth
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Besides Ken, Brad, and James, what other contestants could be considered GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 4751

Re: Besides Ken, Brad, and James, what other contestants could be considered GOAT?

Brian Weikle lost his TOC final due to a miscalculated final wager and fell dramatically to the excellent, brave, but also lucky Grace Veach in the UTOC. He's the anti-Rutter, with similar crushing fundamentals, but all the bad luck instead of Brad's good luck. Thanks for the mention. Interesting y...
by Coelacanth
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 511341

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

Probably poking the bear, but I saw this clue from May 2017 come up: It's the square root of x^2 - 6x + 9 Okay, x^2 and 9 clearly have square roots. But what do I do with the 6x? That doesn't have a square root. All I remember is randomly pulling a 3 out of your butt, and somehow breaking this prob...
by Coelacanth
Fri May 17, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 37708

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Starting in the relegation zone yet again. Sigh.
by Coelacanth
Thu May 02, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 511341

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

Also, I might do polls for MJ and/or Prince songs. I think you'll find that, in this case, your experience is just not mainstream. Nearly everyone on this board can name most of the Prince songs and will recognize all of the 70's Michael Jackson songs that were mentioned upthread. All of us have un...
by Coelacanth
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 90
Views: 11830

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The All-Star tournament only had players who made their debuts in 2000 or later. So yes, another supertournament is in order. It could have a variety of other 2000's and 2010's top players (including superchamps) who weren't picked for All-Stars, plus the greats from the 80's and 90's. Coelacanth h...
by Coelacanth
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 115
Views: 15569

Re: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yeah, James vs. the big shots needs to happen quicker than five years from now or so. First, James will have to navigate being the BMOC for the TOC. Of course that means being defeated before November. Prior Presidents' Trophy winners with TOC finish: Brian Weikle - 2nd Tom Walsh - 2nd David Madden...
by Coelacanth
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 4507

Re: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

the capitals of the two states where it flows internally (St. Paul and Baton Rouge) both sit on the river’s eastern banks; St. Paul is on BOTH sides of the river. The actual Capitol building is on the east side (actually the north side, as the river flows largely west-to-east through the city) so y...
by Coelacanth
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 3682

Re: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

twelvefootboy wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:48 pm
It just seemed like a methodical beatdown by Tim
Tim has been my friend and quiz teammate for over 30 years, and even though he didn't win I'm sure he'll be please to know that he left this impression.
by Coelacanth
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 34422

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Wow! Yesterday I won France 9(5)-0(0). Missed Pepin This is...remarkable. I only didn't assign that zero on defense because of the Breton question. So you’re saying everyone knows Pepin?! No, but there were at least 3 questions in that set that were significantly more difficult. I was trying to exp...
by Coelacanth
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 34422

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

morbeedo wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:08 pm

Wow! Yesterday I won France 9(5)-0(0). Missed Pepin
This is...remarkable. I only didn't assign that zero on defense because of the Breton question.
by Coelacanth
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 34422

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

teapot37 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:25 am
I just noticed that I'm in the the same Rock & Roll ML group as Brian Weikle. Jeez.
If it's any consolation, I had the same reaction when I noticed I was in the same group as you.
by Coelacanth
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL BWA Entries
Replies: 162
Views: 29615

Re: LL BWA Entries

I've heard of High Street, but it wasn't going to come to me. I almost made a BWA attempt with "Mornington Crescent," but I thought I had a nonzero chance of a random guess being right, and that the reference was too obscure (at least in America). It would never have occurred to me that there could...
by Coelacanth
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 137
Views: 21034

Re: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]

I do not normally watch Wheel but I had the DVR on this one.

Full props to you, TPH. Seriously well done. From one game show champion to another, you did yourself proud.
by Coelacanth
Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL67 (For the LLamas Among Us)
Replies: 987
Views: 89327

Re: LL67 (For the LLamas Among Us)

But what the heck did my brain put together for a response? I have now invented the name Schevroneitzen as an answer for Q1, and it was ruled correct. ( uh oh. sinking feeling.... ) That is not Shevardnadze. It doesn't even sound like it in the middle and end (at least in my head). I might have tac...
by Coelacanth
Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL67 (For the LLamas Among Us)
Replies: 987
Views: 89327

Re: LL67 (For the LLamas Among Us)

RandyG wrote:I never thought of doing this before,
Pretty sure nobody has ever thought of doing that before.

It is kinda cool though.