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by Woof
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11658

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

morbeedo wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:44 pm
Woof wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:16 pm
Nice one day, morbeedo. Still kicking myself about a couple of my answers.
Thanks. Can I kick you, too? ;)
Only if you see the sign taped to my back.
by Woof
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11658

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Nice one day, morbeedo. Still kicking myself about a couple of my answers.
by Woof
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Article about quiz show scandals - mentions Holzhauer
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: Article about quiz show scandals - mentions Holzhauer

Kind of a long piece, for those who already know the story of this scandal. The author alleges that Holzhauer broke the game. https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-last-wasp-in-primetime/ Thanks for posting this. The author puts a fairly predictable spin on the story, but IMO misses ...
by Woof
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11658

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Belated congrats to Trainman and MinnesotaMyron on their Top 15 finishes in the Chickens 1DS. I was a Tyson Foods away from joining y'all. :(
by Woof
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 7, 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 759

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 7, 2019

This felt distinctly harder to me, too. I got a 45 on this (missed the video game, IT, the amendment :oops:, follow back and Post Malone) compared to a 48 on last week's.
by Woof
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 550
Views: 36719

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Volante wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:51 am

Asking for anything other than oxygen about this, I think, would make it harder than TOC.
I can see them clueing for a response of hypoxia, too, as a higher valued clue.
by Woof
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11658

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

classicroadster wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:10 pm
On the slim one, was anyone actually familiar with any names besides Slim Whitman? That, and maybe Guitar Slim, was the only one that meant anything to me.
Memphis Slim was a name that I knew. Once I'd dismissed Memphis Minnie from my thought processes, Memphis + Whitman got me to slim.
by Woof
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL BWA Entries
Replies: 150
Views: 21916

Re: LL BWA Entries

I was quite tickled by Bob&Tom McKenzie for the two missing officials, but also like "unfriend."
by Woof
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11658

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

A bit of a Slumdog Millionaire moment yesterday when managing a rare victory against bomtr. My mother bought a mah-jongg set back when I was in junior high school so I was somewhat familiar with the tiles. And I've stared at the Degas statue in question at the Art Institute of Chicago enough that, a...
by Woof
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Gameplay Strategies
Replies: 13
Views: 639

Re: Gameplay Strategies

The best advice I've received, which I now pass on, is to play the game that best suits you. If timing the buzzer off the lights works for you, go for it. If, OTOH, you're more comfortable timing it off of Alex's voice, do that instead. If you're highly risk averse, bet accordingly; if you're not, b...
by Woof
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11658

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

My greatest achievement this season is leading my rundle in both CAA (108, next is 100) and TPA (156, next is 144). I liked yesterday's set and got all six right. On the subject of those statistical achievements: BackesER is leading his rundle by a longshot in correct answers given (96 to 62), tota...
by Woof
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11658

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I had a middle school science teacher that pointed out that "phenylketonuriacs: contains phenylalanine" warning on diet soda and now I can't un-see it. (I also notice it on sugar-free gum.) Except I mentally parsed it as phenyl - keto - neuria (with an 'e') rather than phenyl - keto - uria (with an...
by Woof
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11658

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I got credit for "Near Earth Object" which I totally should have. Didn't matter since the Vermonter poured beer all over my head anyway. I said asteroid*, which I presumed to be wrong when I saw the reveal. I was quite surprised this morning to see that Thorsten accepted it as a correct answer, esp...
by Woof
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11658

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I thought yesterday's set (MD 19) was brutal. I only got two right (Stallone/Rocky and Singapore). I've heard of the Bechdel test, but couldn't come up with the name. Agreed. I felt bad about getting only 3 right (narrowly missed the Taco Bell one) but then saw that Reddpen, my opponent for the day...
by Woof
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Pavlov revival
Replies: 145
Views: 80202

Re: Pavlov revival

For the purposes of Jeopardy it's not misleading. He parents were immigrants from China, and she designed the Museum of the Chinese in America. J! has used both Chinese and Asian to describe her. Saying she was Chinese-born is indeed incorrect though. I cannot imagine that they'd ever refer to her ...
by Woof
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Pavlov revival
Replies: 145
Views: 80202

Re: Pavlov revival

Associating Maya Lin with China is misleading. She was born in Ohio.
by Woof
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11658

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Volante wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:11 am
One stat I would like to see is a correct answers win/loss/tie, or at least something to see how much by defense has helped (or...more often hurt) my standing.
That’s pretty much what the luckiest/unluckiest LLama posts at seasons end are about.
by Woof
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 118
Views: 13924

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

I am now five weeks into taking chemo infusions for pancreatic cancer, and I can offer this perspective: Alex Trebek is a remarkable incredible trooper for being able to continue to host Jeopardy to the high standard that he sets.  Chemo really does take it out of you.  I am on a two week cycle for...
by Woof
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 118
Views: 13924

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Absolutely terrible news. Cancer does indeed suck.
by Woof
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Pfeifer
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: Elizabeth Pfeifer

Sad news, indeed.