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by Blue Lion
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 203
Views: 5177

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: 203
Views: 5177

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: 203
Views: 5177

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: 1503

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: 1527

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...
by Blue Lion
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1527

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 exhibit...
by Blue Lion
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 147
Views: 7237

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Someone's gotta post it, so it may as well be me.... A new record for the most-liked photo on Instagram has just been set by a picture of an egg. Just a plain brown egg. As of this post, it has over 43.5 million likes, easily more than doubling the previous record of 18+ million. https://www.nytime...
by Blue Lion
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 147
Views: 7237

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Legendary Broadway actress Carol Channing has died. She was 97. Channing came to prominence by playing showgirl Lorelei Lee in the musical Gentleman Prefer Blondes . She is best known for playing Dolly Levi in the musical Hello, Dolly! She also was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting ...
by Blue Lion
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2341

Re: Friday, January 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This clue was one of two this week where semantics tripped me up. "Doctor" had me thinking physician, not psychiatrist, so my brain was turning up no results for a "famous doctor" in that time frame. After the music ended, the only WAG I had was Albert Schweitzer, but I knew the other details of th...
by Blue Lion
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 14371

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

[rant]OK, if you enter a rock and roll mini league you should know Alan Freed is the person credited with coming up with the term.[/rant] I was just slightly surprised only 39% got that question right yesterday. Also it had the day's second highest defensive assignment with 1.8. I visited the Rock ...
by Blue Lion
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2039

Re: Thursday, January 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

We saw a production of "The Mousetrap" in Toronto, so that was an instaget. I recently read about Jose Marti, who lived in the second half of the 19th century. He was a both a poet--probably best known for "Guantanamera"--and a Cuban revolutionary. Marti spent the last 15 years of his life in New Yo...
by Blue Lion
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1279

Re: Friday, January 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Is one of the clue writers from Michigan? This week we had the National Cherry Festival, Henry Ford, Barry Sanders, and Jessye Norman (who got her master's from the University of Michigan in the late 1960s and occasionally performs in Ann Arbor). Sanders is one of two Hall of Fame-level players who ...
by Blue Lion
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 147
Views: 7237

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Netflix has appealed to people not to engage in the "Bird Box Challenge", in which they perform various physical tasks while blindfolded--just as Malorie Hayes (Sandra Bullock) and two child characters named "Boy" and "Girl" had to do in the Netflix film Bird Box . I expect this come up, just as the...
by Blue Lion
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1752

Re: Friday, December 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

... "Two Princes" (love that song) It's one of those songs that can strike a memory for so many people in lots of ways. For me it's pre-game music while the players warmed up when I attended IHL San Francisco Spiders hockey games at the Cow Palace. san francisco team playing in a san jose arena? i ...
by Blue Lion
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1752

Re: Friday, December 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Heineken -> Amsterdam We visited the Heineken Experience in March 2003, during the Iraq war. We bought tickets to Munich before the war started, and the airline changed our flights after Uncle Sam commandeered some of its planes. The result: an eight-hour layover in Amsterdam, which gave us plenty ...
by Blue Lion
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 14371

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Yesterday I needed one of three things to happen to stay in A: 1. Beat Blue Lion 2. Have #23 lose or tie 3. Have #24 lose or tie I couldn't beat Blue Lion, but the other two things happened. I finished with personal highs in match points and 3-pointers and my second-most TCA, mostly due to the begi...
by Blue Lion
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 641
Views: 63514

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Of course, Penny Marshall was best known for playing Laverne to Cindy Williams's Shirley on the ABC sitcom "Laverne & Shirley." The show, which aired from 1976 to 1983, was a spin-off from "Happy Days." "Laverne & Shirley" was the #1 show on TV for two seasons during its run. The chant of “Schlemie...
by Blue Lion
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 14371

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Glad that I was able to make the Anjou->Angevin connection that that was accepted as an alternative for Plantagenet. You and me both, Chris. I was kicking myself for overthinking the question, going from Plantagenet to Angevin because of the Anjou origin. I knew that Plantagenet was considered a ca...
by Blue Lion
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 641
Views: 63514

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

2019 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Janet Jackson, the Cure, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and the Zombies. Nicks becomes the first woman to be inducted a second time, her first was as a member of Fleetwood Mac in 1998. Jackson has also had a #1 album in four diff...