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by Woof
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 4432

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

After the past two seasons of defensive excellence, I've regressed to the mean with a DE right around .500 this season. Combined with a high CAA, this results in a mid-Rundle standing despite being in contention for a Maso. Rundle in the Jundle has also become a very competitive place. Teapot has hi...
by Woof
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 4432

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I was convinced when I first read the Webster question that "second-most (but definitely not first-most)" was a tease out pointing to The New England Primer but was unable to recall that book's author. I then regrouped and put together that grammar and spelling with "pioneering American author and ...
by Woof
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 381 - Animals - FINAL STANDINGS
Replies: 90
Views: 2326

Re: TD 381 - Animals - FINAL STANDINGS

Wow! Just got back from travel and saw this result. Congrats to my fellow podiumites, and thank you morbeedo for another enjoyable TD.
by Woof
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2199
Views: 233731

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

WTG, Peachbox!
by Woof
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 4432

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I was born in the U.P., my uncle was a professor at Michigan Tech, and my grandparents used to live in Sault Ste. Marie, where Lake Superior State is located. So, yes, I got that question correct but still knew it was the obvious 3 point defense pick. I put "chlorine" as in the generic name for the...
by Woof
Thu May 31, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1396

Re: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

There was a judging error. In North America, there is an animal referred to as an elk, more often a wapiti which is a species of deer, Cervus canadensis (spelling?). And the animal cited by the scientific name is the moose. However, the true elk, the Eurasian elk, is the same species. The two anima...
by Woof
Tue May 29, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1514

Re: Monday, May 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I can't be the only one who precalled Lurleen Wallace thanks to the '03 ToC. I should've thought of her but didn't, although when the clue came up she was an Instaget. My precall was Ann Richards. Am I imagining things, or didn't they just recently have another "hotspur" clue? Not a clue, but Josh ...
by Woof
Mon May 28, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: DHKendall - did you just win $8333.33?
Replies: 40
Views: 2322

Re: DHKendall - did you just win $8333.33?

And DHK does it again, this time in the $10K HQ payout. Glad to join you this time for that big $5.23 prize!
by Woof
Thu May 24, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 380 - Mother's Day - B3-B4 and final standings revealed
Replies: 73
Views: 1949

Re: TD 380 - Mother's Day - Q7-Q8 revealed

Fatboy Slim is just one guy. Also true, but I was willing to loosen my definition of "band" for someone who released what I believe to be the worst song I have ever heard. And somehow, it was picked up by one of the "Now That's What I Call Music" compilation CDs. While I can understand your critici...
by Woof
Thu May 24, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 2057

Re: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Sadly but predictably, "The Moonstone" was a Triple Stumper, which I thought it would be as soon as I saw the clue. Like I said, hardly anyone reads anymore and thus 90% of contestants are poor at literature. And yet I, thanks to my excellent liberal arts education, also haven't read anything but I...
by Woof
Wed May 23, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 1660

Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I had what may be my all-time best Coryat in a non-tournament game with $48,600, Wow, congrats. That is a phenomenal result. Oops! I got my math wrong. Sorry about that. It was actually $44,600. I don't routinely track my Coryat score, but after only clamming on 3 clues in the J! round, I decided t...
by Woof
Wed May 23, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 1660

Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Can someone provide me with the wording on the Whistler clue? I don't see the justification for the judges' overturning their ruling on Hermine's response of "nuit." Nuit is indeed a French word for "night," but Whistler didn't call the paintings in question "nuits." He called them "nocturnes." Whi...
by Woof
Tue May 22, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 1660

Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I had what may be my all-time best Coryat in a non-tournament game with $48,600, but then FJ took me down. I knew enough to know that it wasn’t Tolstoy or Dostoevsky, but was it Pushkin or Gogol and when did Turgenev live, anyway? I knew that cuckoldry was the TOM but my lack of familiarity with the...
by Woof
Tue May 22, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 380 - Mother's Day - B3-B4 and final standings revealed
Replies: 73
Views: 1949

Re: TD 380 - Mother's Day - Q1-Q2 revealed

Moar Greek Mythology, please! I now prepare to plummet in the standings.
by Woof
Tue May 22, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 2252

Re: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I just caught this episode after getting back from some travel. As expected, Larry put on a bravura performance in this episode, too. He's sneaky good, not particularly fast on the buzzer but with a good base of knowledge to work from, good discipline to not guess and the courage to wager strategica...
by Woof
Mon May 21, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: You guys are obsessed over wagering way too much.
Replies: 35
Views: 1740

Re: You guys are obsessed over wagering way too much.

billiej wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 9:30 am
If it weren't for obsessions this board wouldn't exist. :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIs5StN8J-0
by Woof
Fri May 18, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 2320

Re: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I guess I’m in the minority getting FJ as a near instaget. Plumbago sounded vaguely familiar and the plumb- lead connection sealed the deal for me. Larry is sneaky good and I forward to seeing how he fares in a TOC if he can hang on for the win tomorrow.
by Woof
Thu May 17, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3409
Views: 315867

Re: Reretaken Down

I'm 31 and I don't know what half of these names are even supposed to mean. What the hell is Ximena? I look forward to the 2028 edition, which will no doubt include Bazinga, Toriel, Despacito, Szechuan, Retsuko, Cuphead, something with a hashtag in it, and Yanny. I mean Laurel. I mean Yanny. No wai...
by Woof
Thu May 17, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2199
Views: 233731

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

WTG, John Boy! You give us all hope.
by Woof
Wed May 16, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 1434

Re: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got FJ, but it took a while. I had to get the image of concentric rings of pine trees out of my mind. Ribs led to ship led to wooden constructs. Combined with the names, that led me to the Trojan Horse.