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by Vermonter
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Long-standing Jeopardy Traditions That We haven't seen in a long time
Replies: 57
Views: 3459

Re: Long-standing Jeopardy Traditions That We haven't seen in a long time

The extended 1980s theme (used for big events like TOC Finals) is one of the all-time great pump-up songs

Raw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6rHqrLA7aw

In action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_JrNMYP75I
by Vermonter
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 449
Views: 15771

Re: LL83: Learned League

I had nothing better than isosceles, which I’d only ever seen in the context of triangles Math is my strongest category and this was still an educated guess for me — I figured if you extended the non-parallel sides, you'd get an isosceles triangle. Normally I'll stick 3 on any math question I'm uns...
by Vermonter
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 449
Views: 15771

Re: LL83: Learned League

I started with Irish Car Bomb, but could not imagine what that would have to do with uniforms. Finally went reluctantly to black and tan, as having the Guinness, two ingredients, and the smallest resemblance to some kind of clothing reference. Turned out to be right. I got stuck on the singular "be...
by Vermonter
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 117
Views: 6924

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

But I can't recall [Brad] ever winning because of a bad wager, and, frankly, if he did, maybe the wager was no so bad, no? In UToC Round 3 , Brad got away with a bad wager — there was no downside to risking it all. Had Michael Rooney simply wagered $2,001 to lock Brad out, Michael would have advanc...
by Vermonter
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 449
Views: 15771

Re: LL83: Learned League

George Michael instead of Whitney Houston (almost certainly triggered by "1990")

I thought my POP MUSIC score was higher than my overall average, but that would explain the 3 point I received there. Luckily, turnabout was fair play, as I stuck the same number on that question, and tied 6(5)-6(5)
by Vermonter
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 3808

Re: Friday, November 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

teapot37 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:33 pm
Note that "Black Holes and Revelations" is the title of an album by the rock band Muse.
I heard "Black Holes" as category 5 and yelped out, "PLEASE be 'Revelations'!" One of my favorite albums of all time.

Glad they also worked "supermassive black hole" into a clue (track #3 on the album)
by Vermonter
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 449
Views: 15771

Re: LL83: Learned League

The person who has won A Magnolia several times, and beat me like a rented mule for years, isn't playing this sesson. The weird thing is that our head-to-head record has been wiped from the record. To be honest, I'm happy about that. Same for the person who posted six 9(6)’s to close out LL81 and b...
by Vermonter
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 432 - Throwback III (Final results)
Replies: 55
Views: 2735

Re: TD 432 - Throwback III

Glad to see my creation is still getting use all these years later!
by Vermonter
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL BWA Entries
Replies: 161
Views: 25407

Re: LL BWA Entries

Here's hoping we win...it would be my 2nd, and I'd be happy to share the trophy with a friend. Indeed! I finished in 3rd in LL76… unfortunately, my feat was lost in the crash, but there is evidence on JBoard What is the name of the legal and theological document, with 28 editions published between ...
by Vermonter
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL BWA Entries
Replies: 161
Views: 25407

Re: LL BWA Entries

Sergeant is the third and final word in the title of a 1958 British film that launched a series that ended with its 31st movie in 1992. What was the name of this franchise, and the first two words in that 1958 film (and every installment thereafter)? Tyler Perry’s I submitted the same, bummer And i...
by Vermonter
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL BWA Entries
Replies: 161
Views: 25407

Re: LL BWA Entries

triviawayne wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:17 pm
Sergeant is the third and final word in the title of a 1958 British film that launched a series that ended with its 31st movie in 1992. What was the name of this franchise, and the first two words in that 1958 film (and every installment thereafter)?

Tyler Perry’s
I submitted the same, bummer
by Vermonter
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL BWA Entries
Replies: 161
Views: 25407

Re: LL BWA Entries

LL82 MD15 Q6 wrote:What comedy musical, which premiered on Broadway in 1962 with Zero Mostel in the leading role and was revived in 1996 with Nathan Lane, is based on the farcical plays of Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BCE–184 BCE)?
BACCHANAL LIVE!
by Vermonter
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23570

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

alietr wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:46 am
And I somehow confused Jonny Quest and Speed Racer.
Same. I think I was primed by "Race" in the first name
by Vermonter
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 431 - Abbreviated Version (Final results)
Replies: 39
Views: 2308

Re: TD 431 - Abbreviated Version (Q1-Q3 revealed)

I clearly still haven’t learned how to play this game

New Balance: too easy! No one will pick it
H&H: too hard! No one will know it
by Vermonter
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 738
Views: 121923

Re: J! in the Media

I would have gone with Garfield. It's supposed to be "100 people surveyed", right? The board totals only 66. Is there a threshold of 3 or something like that before a response is included? This happens often in round 3 after one family takes the first two rounds. The producers limit the available p...
by Vermonter
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 423 - Mini-TD #7 - Final Standings
Replies: 61
Views: 4382

Re: TD 423 - Mini-TD #7 - Q2 Revealed

2. ON THE AVENUE I'M TAKING YOU TO (many answers) Name any avenue in Manhattan. The word avenue must appear in the name. Different names for the same thoroughfare will be scored together Seaman Avenue — 2 responses Vermonter xxaaaxx *sigh* Seriously, Keith!??! :lol: I should have known better than ...
by Vermonter
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 25934

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I was in the group of simpletons who had Wounded Knee. Cavalry to battle was my thinking and 1889 was too late for Little Big Horn. :oops: Yes, the hint was there and yes the year should have helped. There is a reason I'm in C and I get to prove on a regular basis including my whopping 1 correct fo...
by Vermonter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 25934

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I have an econ degree and don't remember ever hearing the name David Ricardo. The 6% on grisaille I can believe, but I'm skeptical of 14% knowing Ricardo (especially with almost double that on the MCWA (among them, mine)). But my opponent thought I would, so I did manage to take down my rundle's le...
by Vermonter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL BWA Entries
Replies: 161
Views: 25407

Re: LL BWA Entries

mine so far this season: In computing, a control total of the correct digits in a particular set of data, which can be used in future comparisons to detect errors, is usually referred to by what compound word? NUMBERWANG Charlie Townsend in Charlie's Angels, Mrs. Wolowitz from The Big Bang Theory, V...
by Vermonter
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 36583

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Thank you, everyone! I'm excited to represent Magnolia in next year's championship! I've gotta be the poster boy for how much relies on factors other than pure knowledge. In LL75, for example, I had the same TCA (112) and a higher DE (.788 v .747) yet finished in 17th. My runner-up this season had 1...