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by Blue Lion
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 7325

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Normally, anion/cation would have been a coin flip. However, I adopted a cat this spring and went with cation. I celebrated by giving him a couple of extra treats.
by Blue Lion
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy Season 37 Profiled on TheRinger.com
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Jeopardy Season 37 Profiled on TheRinger.com

Set Redesigns, Zoom Auditions, and the Same Host: How ‘Jeopardy!’ Came Back Amid a Pandemic: https://www.theringer.com/tv/2020/9/14/21436042/jeopardy-restart-covid-19-alex-trebek-ken-jennings Among the many interesting takeaways: For now, the show has limited auditions to those within driving distan...
by Blue Lion
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 7325

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Johnson was a bit of negbait, but I knew the Bird/Magic NCAA Final was in 79 so ruled them out. I grew up in Lansing, Michigan, so that fact is etched in my brain. I didn't realize Moses Malone started in the NBA quite that early, but the late '90s sure seemed right for Karl's prime, so I was prett...
by Blue Lion
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 7325

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

NoWhammies10 wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:33 pm
Trading Places is one of my favourite movies. Happy to go into the long weekend on a 2-win streak, considering my performance thus far has been rather shite.
Frozen concentrated orange juice.
by Blue Lion
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 7325

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

I knew EBITDA but didn’t pay attention before submitting and put EBIDTA. Turned a win into a tie. I misread the question about Scotland and thought he was asking for a term for what was beyond the frontier and put horizon. I made the very same mistake on EBITDlA. Not that it mattered, my opponent h...
by Blue Lion
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 7325

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

That match was the KISS of death for me. Three points. It also didn't help that I had a brain freeze and answered "femto-" instead of "nano-". At least it counts as only one loss.
by Blue Lion
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 7325

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Had Elizabeth, but somehow thought that the full name was Elizabethtown. That was the city's original name. When I was growing up, our local water utility was called the Elizabethtown Water Company (it is now called New Jersey American Water). The old name still appears on the World's Tallest Water...
by Blue Lion
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 7325

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Good luck, everyone!
by Blue Lion
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20580

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

A hearty congratulations to Boson for his MagA victory, his first ever! Thanks! I made my learned league flag into a car window mounted thing, and I'm driving across town honking my horn. Congrats to the other jboardies who qualified for the championship! It's just nuts that I hung on to finish thi...
by Blue Lion
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20580

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

A very satisfying 5(3)-4(4) victory. I used to work for a company that had 5 of the Whiz Kids. Of course, they weren't the ones who went to Ford, so I couldn't pull that one. I remembered that after I saw the answer. But yeah, I should have gotten that one. Ford was my first instinct and then I fig...
by Blue Lion
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20580

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

morbeedo wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:53 am
MD17: Sesame Street continues to plague, torment and mock me in everything trivial
Same here. I have an excuse: I was 18 years old when Sesame Street first aired, and we didn't have kids.
by Blue Lion
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20580

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

This is my 16th season and yesterday was (I'm pretty sure) my first 0(0). Is there a term for this? Goose eggs? Something more clever? Ireland was my first choice but I switched, for no good reason, to Spain (got zero for this anyways). Had no clue on the building but was about to wag barn when I o...
by Blue Lion
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20580

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I answered Skat, not Euchre, for the card game question. When I was a kid, my mom bought me a copy of Hoyle's Rules of Games , and I remembered there being a Right Bower and a Left Bower in Skat. Later in life, I took German, and learned that "bauer" is the German word for farmer. And when I had my ...
by Blue Lion
Sat May 23, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20580

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

(I think you were "supposed" to get that question from the American Gothic House, but my brain stopped reading the question before I got that far.) That's the only reason I got it. Never would have guessed Iowa otherwise. I wasn't familiar with any of the sites, but Czech/Slovak and Amana said Midw...
by Blue Lion
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 3647

Re: Monday, March 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got schneided on the TV Before & After category, but I did get FJ. Not sure I would have if not for my memory of baseball announcers calling Fred McGriff "the crime dog", border-line nonsensical as that nickname may have been. Chris Berman of ESPN had all kinds of punny nicknames for MLB players....
by Blue Lion
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 76218

Re: Learned League 84

And I've gotten many of the season's hardest questions (Beverly Sills, Apu, Naguib Mahfouz) while botching apparent gimmes like Fatboy Slim. It's just never duLL. I was surprised that Fatboy Slim played as easy as he did, since I didn't think that he had been relevant since...1999, or thereabouts. ...
by Blue Lion
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 76218

Re: Learned League 84

For the third time this season, I talked myself out of a correct answer. After having written Hoboken in (having rejected Jersey City, Newark and Ft Lee as unlikely) I unwisely decided that Paramus was a more likely name for a musicographer. I went with Bayonne. I grossly overthought the question a...
by Blue Lion
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 76218

Re: Learned League 84

My 5th straight tie! I stupidly talked myself out of champagne. I recognized Korbel as a brand name but was not familiar with the slogan and didn't see how "champagne" fit (I guessed "import"). I don't know what it was about seeing champagne as the correct response, but the second that I did I all ...
by Blue Lion
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 76218

Re: Learned League 84

I was surprised so many people (47%) got Crossroads . I'd never even heard of that movie and I was actually watching movies in the mid-80s! :D I suppose there's the Robert Johnson angle, too, but blues history doesn't seem like something a lot of people would know. Thought for sure "derby" would be...
by Blue Lion
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 76218

Re: Learned League 84

I managed to get a 9(6) yesterday with a couple good guesses on Crossroads (without Brittany Spears) and Ford. Still in last place and still winless. I had to take my kids to see the Britney version. OMG it was beyond awful. The good news is that watching that movie will lop years off your stay in ...