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by Blue Lion
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 507
Views: 42105

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Weight Watchers is changing its name to WW (Does that make its website www.ww.com?) and broadening its line of products and services to emphasize wellness in general: https://www.freep.com/story/money/2018/09/24/weight-watchers-international-ww/1408238002 In golf, Justin Rose won the PGA FedEx Cup p...
by Blue Lion
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 6263

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Not on the trail, but I agree, it's a great facility. One contestant mentioned Buffalo Trace implicitly this week: Reese mentioned having tried Pappy Van Winkle, which is distilled by Buffalo Trace. Good stuff. At the end of the tour we took, distillery workers were busy pasting labels on the bourb...
by Blue Lion
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Medal ceremony
Replies: 18
Views: 338

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Medal ceremony

I'm glad so many people took part in and enjoyed this year's SHC. It was my pleasure to have been part of the SHC team, and look forward to joining again next year. Thanks, all!
by Blue Lion
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 6263

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

teapot37 wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:17 pm
I said "Christopher Robin Milne" and it was accepted.
Good think you didn't answer "Christopher Robin Yount" or "Christopher Robin Leach".
by Blue Lion
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 6263

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

The Bulleit stop on the Bourbon Trail isn't too far from Bullitt County at least, about 10-15 minutes from the Jefferson-Bullitt county line. We made several stops on the Bourbon Trail before/after visiting my wife's relatives in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. That is the county seat of Bullitt County. ...
by Blue Lion
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 6263

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:53 am
Nowitksi and Jemisin are 2 people I've never heard of!!
I'd forgotten that Nowitski was still active.
by Blue Lion
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 507
Views: 42105

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

The Village Voice's 63-year run has come to an end. Norman Mailer was one of the three co-founders of the independent NYC publication. Colson Whitehead, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, wrote for the Voice . The Voice was the original presenter of the Obie Awards for off-Broadway productions-...
by Blue Lion
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 6263

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

I might be on my way to making weird LL history. After eight matches, my record is 1 win, 1 loss, and 6 ties--including a 9(6)-9(6) tie.
by Blue Lion
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 6263

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

teapot37 wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:47 am
Yeah, I got as far as "oh yeah, Silverstone is a racing course, right? And isn't there a big track in Austin?" but could go no further. I recognize Monza as a thing associated with auto racing but would never have gotten from A to B.
I hear you. Couldn't get past "Torino" on that question.
by Blue Lion
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 6263

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Funny, I spelled WIlliam and Mary "Y-A-L-E".... despite that I got the win 5(3) - 3(3) due to my WAG of dogs (worth 3 points) and my opponent inexplicably giving me 2 points for golf with my near 100% actual sports knowledge (I miss nearly every video game question, and am about 50/50 on board game...
by Blue Lion
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 507
Views: 42105

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Another notable passing: playwright Neil Simon, age 91. His Lost in Yonkers won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. Simon won three other Tonys: Best Author for The Odd Couple (multiple TV adaptations, most famously the 1970s sitcom starring Tony Randall as Felix Unga...
by Blue Lion
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 6263

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

no clue on that bridge question, but the other five were slam dunk easy. anyone else unable to get to the site for the last little while? I had to read the bridge question multiple times before finally getting to Delaware and New Jersey. I grew up in Jersey and drove across the Delaware Memorial Br...
by Blue Lion
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 507
Views: 42105

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

RIAA also said that the Eagles' "Hotel California," released in 1977, is now 26x platinum and makes it the third best-selling album of all-time. The last time RIAA tallied sales for the Eagles' greatest hits album was in 2006, when it said it was 29x platinum. Sales and streams for "Thriller" were ...
by Blue Lion
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2320
Views: 264306

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

sarisson wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:42 pm
Andromus wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:27 pm
Just got an email today for a Philadelphia audition as well -- September 12 for me.
I got mine today, same day and location (but possibly a different time). They said it may take 10 days for them to send further details.
I'm so happy for you. Go get 'em!
by Blue Lion
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 4 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 2006

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 4 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

I've never read any of the Harry Potter books, so it was a 50/50/90 for me between Rowling and Tolkien. Tolkien was my first guess and gut instinct, so I went with that. Our library hosts an annual summer reading program for kids, with a variety of activities. One of them was a weekly poll (dogs vs...
by Blue Lion
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 1858

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

I can't say that I've ever heard of the word "midden" before; I'll file it under "learn something new every day." I don't even really know in what context it would come up - a form of archaeology? It came up on Jeopardy in Season 30. Date: May 6, 2014. Category: Yucky History. Double Jeopardy, $1,6...
by Blue Lion
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 507
Views: 42105

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Another film reboot of Charlie's Angels is in the works. The "Angels" will be played by Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska. Elizabeth Banks will direct the film and also play Bosley. The original film version, released in 2000, starred Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu. Bill Mu...
by Blue Lion
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 11358

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

https://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/inde ... essor.html

If she successfully completes the terms of her probation, which include making restitution to the college, the felony charge against her will be dismissed.
by Blue Lion
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2320
Views: 264306

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Looks like it's late July for Detroit. Still saddened at the lack of invite. Probability mistreats me once more. been mistreated 10 times now... Did someone here mention Detroit? Did you find out about Detroit somewhere else? On r/Jeopardy, "TheGermAbides" posted on July 7 that he or she had gotten...
by Blue Lion
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2182

Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I guessed dates and strongly considered figs. I knew the name of the town was a tease out metric but didn't connect it to any food. I thought it might have been a biblical town and considered olives. The players knew a lot but I'm surprised they missed diving and Nathan Hale. I'm surprised Turkey l...