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by Blue Lion
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 16404

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I thought marshmallows a natural food for dragons. I stumbled with Morisot on the art question. I guessed it was about the irony of not being appreciated at home till she'd had some recognition abroad. Instead, it was the reverse of the "prophet is without honor" theme. Mainly I stopped thinking ab...
by Blue Lion
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 16404

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

As expected, I got creamed in my initial A (Horizon) appearance, finishing dead last. Not a good time for my lowest TCA in my 13 seasons! Even so, I'm thinking that with a few more should have had correct responses and/or correct coin flips I would have been fine. But I guess most of us feel that w...
by Blue Lion
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 16404

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I was closer than I thought with my answer of Coral Sea. The last time a clue word appeared oddly in italics I guessed "italics", but I felt good enough about Ypsilanti to ignore this set. So I did dodge a few bullets this week. The reference to Eastern Michigan made me chuckle. Eastern Michigan Un...
by Blue Lion
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 16404

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I needed another win to get out of relegation, but lost 4(4)-6(5). No way I was getting Torres Strait or Dark Side of the Moon - went with Tasman Sea and The Wall. 70s rock just isn't my thing I also went with The Wall . Which reminds me of a story... During my first year at Michigan, the Ann Arbor...
by Blue Lion
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 16404

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

:mrgreen: I wonder if Ypsilanti has a Midwest bias in the responses. For my part, I just went through all the E Michigan cities I could think of until a likely name appeared. Detroit, Dearborn, Flint all no. I even considered Lansing and Ann Arbor though I doubted they’d be called Eastern Ypsilanti...
by Blue Lion
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 16404

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I'm finally out of the relegation zone! After consecutive wins against Blue Lion and mrparadise, I get to face mrexley today (perhaps the strongest player in my A division) so I may be heading back down soon. There have been eight straight match days at under 50% league-wide. So no, this season is ...
by Blue Lion
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 16404

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I managed to totally misread the Harrison Ford question. I thought it was asking about multiple roles in the same movie , didn't read the names, saw "President" and instinctively answered Peter Sellers. Fortunately, I was given a zero on that one and eked out the win. Not getting President James Ma...
by Blue Lion
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 16404

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I overthought the literature question, and ended up writing Eudora Welty instead of Katherine Anne Porter. That mistake cost me 1 point, but not the match, as I lost by by 2. My opponent nailed the South Africa question for 3 points, giving him the win.
by Blue Lion
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 16404

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Oh, it felt so good to dredge up the Marquis de Sade out of the back of my brain. I had been all "I know I can get this, let me stew on it" for most of the day when the "Hospital at Charendon" part faintly evoked the movie "Quills", which is about de Sade in a sanitarium (I think, I never saw that ...
by Blue Lion
Sat May 25, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 16404

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I was surprised by the low get rate for "St. Louis Blues". W.C. Handy and "blues" deserves to be a Pavlov, and the Blues hockey team is in this year's Stanley Cup finals. For me, poutine fell into the category of "what else could it be?" I first saw it on a menu about 20 years ago in a Toronto bar. ...
by Blue Lion
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 382
Views: 29971

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Savannah, 44/50. I'm looking to move to Hilton Head later this year.
by Blue Lion
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 4841

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Got 42/50 on video. I agree with those who thought it was somewhat tougher than average. Missed the following (spoilerized): Kendrick Lamar. Brain freeze, I answered Jay-Z. Don Giovanni. I answered Barber of Seville. Argentina. My mental map was off; I answered Brazil. Yahoo! I answered Google. Amos...
by Blue Lion
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 4263

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Got 45. Missed 11,17,23,26 (RTFQ) and 50. I hope the other two are this easy. “Easy.” Now you’re just trolling :P Sorry. I did feel a tad self-conscious writing that, but it did feel easier to me than most: only 2 pop culture questions and a lot of what I’d call standard trivia fare. I thought ther...
by Blue Lion
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 4263

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

I think I had 44/50. Wrong answers spoilerized: "Halogen" and "extremities" came to me an instant after time ran out. Drew a blank on "Billions", "orchid", and "green-eyed monster". Knew the video game was "Red (something)" but all I could think of was "Red"; this game recently came up in Learned Le...
by Blue Lion
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 15821

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I also started with "magazine" and switched to "almanac." Cost me a 9(6) but I managed a 9(5) and a win. I now have a winning record in A (!) and the second-best defense in all of Horizon... second only to the player who leads all 12,000+ LLamas. Same here, because I bit on the "al-" beginning of t...
by Blue Lion
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 15821

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I went with Mercator because, who else could it be? But then I started thinking about the fact that there are a ton of other map styles, but stuck with it anyway. XKCD has two great comics on the Mercator projection, the second of which got me wavering on Mercator. Here they are: ( https://xkcd.com...
by Blue Lion
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 15821

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

The MD 10 head scratcher for me was that only 18% got Nellie Melba (which I thought was a trivia staple), but 56% came up with either nasty, brutish or short (which was a quote I was completely unfamiliar with). Luckily I was playing FrankJ and that was the single question we both missed. I'll take...
by Blue Lion
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2153

Re: Thursday, January 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

standard...the people on this show know heaps of stuff except for math and strategy And sports. And movies/Oscars. Ironically, people seem to do fairly well with the “dreaded” Opera category. Or at least that’s my perception. I'd say movies and Oscars are 2 different things. You're only going to ex...
by Blue Lion
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 2181

Re: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When my wife and I were in Stockholm, we visited Skansen. Our first stop there--and I insisted on this--was the enclosure where the wolverine lived (hey, I'm from Michigan and went to U-M). I also remember stepping inside the Seglora Church and seeing a sod-roofed house. Also a glass-blowing exhibi...