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by Blue Lion
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's a Hand! It's Michigan! category poll (1/3/20 spoilers)
Replies: 34
Views: 1115

Re: It's a Hand! It's Michigan! category poll (1/3/20 spoilers)

I drove across Michigan once and it happened that there was a prison escape from Jackson that night. Some things you don’t forget. On westbound I-94, someone put an "Escape to Wisconsin" bumper sticker (that was the state's tourism slogan) on a sign that said "State Prison: Next Exit". The sticker ...
by Blue Lion
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 16138

Re: LL83: Learned League

Congrats to BigDaddyMatty on his third straight A Horizon title. I finished with career highs in TCA, TMP, and CAA. If you'd told me four years ago that I'd crack 100 correct answers in a season and finish on the Maso leaderboard, I'd have :lol: I will be returning to A for a sixth straight season,...
by Blue Lion
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 3027

Re: Friday, December 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Zot! Per Johnny Hart's B.C. comic, that's the sound an anteater makes when snicking an ant (or anything else) with its tongue. Jeanne is obviously not only a current resident of Irvine, she's a graduate or at least a fan of the UC school there. https://sites.uci.edu/graduateinterconnect/files/2015/...
by Blue Lion
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 16138

Re: LL83: Learned League

Bamaman wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:42 am
My American History is over 85% and I get three for Teapot Dome?

A benefit of being old is you can get Suzy Quatro.
And if you're old and lived in the Detroit area for years (raises hand), she's an instaget.
by Blue Lion
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 3661

Re: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My bar trivia teammates and I are aghast that the Hilton Head question was a Triple Stumper.
by Blue Lion
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23705

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I actually saw a Carlton game when I was in Melbourne. I sat next to 2 old guys who very nicely explained everything to me. I enjoyed the game as much as any nfl game I’ve been to. I did mention on a later flight up to Cairns that I’d gone to that game & my seatmate disparaged that sport. She prefe...
by Blue Lion
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23705

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Now I'm up against BlishS in public and RutterB in private. Heaven help me. I only missed one, and it was both's margin of victory. I didn't think it would be "The Periodic Table," which felt a little clunky to me (and besides, the actual thing has more than 21 elements! Even in 1975!), and I vacil...
by Blue Lion
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23705

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I was one of the 36% who confidently answered The Lion King for highest-grossing G-rated movie. Now I really want to know what that movie did to earn a PG. According to imdb.com, The Lion King was "Rated PG for sequences of violence and peril, and some thematic elements". I also answered The Lion K...
by Blue Lion
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23705

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I'm amazed that eight of the 25 players in A Horizon post on this board.
by Blue Lion
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 26027

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: 26027

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: 26027

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: 26027

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: 26027

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: 26027

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: 26027

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: 26027

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: 26027

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: 26027

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: 433
Views: 46730

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Savannah, 44/50. I'm looking to move to Hilton Head later this year.