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by Blue Lion
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 6219

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

"Rarebit" isn't lepus related...gotta be something else... :evil: (I ended up putting down 'hare of the dog') And curse you Clyde Bruckman for not saying who the Big Bopper lost the coin flip to! I immediately flashed back to that episode too. I may have mentally edited the right answer in. For me,...
by Blue Lion
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 6219

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:39 am
I had the definitions of cryonics and cryogenics flipped in my head. Cost me the tie.
Did the same thing. Talked myself out of "cryogenics", which sounded more like a biology term.
by Blue Lion
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 404
Views: 26548

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

A federal judge ruled that AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner does not violate federal antitrust laws. Next up: a contest between Disney and Comcast for the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox. http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/12/media/att-time-warner-ruling/index.html Mentioned upthread...
by Blue Lion
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1653

Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Also, the clue was based on a claim that's on John Hickenlooper's own web site- https://www.colorado.gov/governor/gov-hickenlooper By the way, I've been to the Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver, which Hickenlooper owned before he was elected governor. Their Railyard Ale was perfect for a warm, sunn...
by Blue Lion
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1653

Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I overthought the brewer/governor question and answered "Thomas Jefferson". Jefferson was governor of Virginia, and he made his own beer (his brewing equipment is on display at Monticello). However, he didn't take up brewing until the War of 1812, when he was given custody over a British POW who tau...
by Blue Lion
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 6219

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Started the season with an incredible run of luck, which means the Regression Monster awaits. That monster appeared yesterday in the form of a 7(5)-9(6) loss. The one good thing is that yesterday's game doesn't lead to second-guessing. I flat-out didn't know the answer to the Pokemon Go question and...
by Blue Lion
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2217
Views: 236537

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Peachbox wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:13 am
Oh my goodness :o I just received an invite to audition in San Francisco on July 12 at 2 p.m. :)
That's wonderful news! Go get 'em!
by Blue Lion
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 404
Views: 26548

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Justify is also the second horse (the first was Seattle Slew) to win the Triple Crown while still undefeated.

In other news, I bet $10 on Vino Rosso at the local OTB parlor. First wager of any kind--including lottery tickets--I made all year.
by Blue Lion
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 6219

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Noah Webster's house is one of the attractions at Greenfield Village. I've been inside it a couple of times, and I remember that one reason for his reasons for compiling his famous dictionary was to make spelling more consistent (it wasn't consistent 200 years ago). For some reason, I remember a ser...
by Blue Lion
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 6219

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Volante wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:34 am
Knew I was going to miss that glasnost/perestroika coin flip...
I wonder how many people did the same thing with jambalaya and gumbo.
by Blue Lion
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 6219

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Question 6: "Not Tonight Josephine"—purportedly (but likely not) once uttered by Napoleon to Empress Joséphine one evening—was the working title of what 1959 comedy film, in reference to a character portrayed by a character portrayed by one of the movie's main actors? Thought Process: So, I don't k...
by Blue Lion
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 341
Views: 25855

Re: HQ Trivia

Still looking for my first HQ win. I've gotten to Q12 once, and Q11 twice. Close, but no cigar. By the way, did anyone else see the story about Scott Rogowsky's appearance on Yahoo Sports' "Old Baseball Cards" show? He's a die-hard NY Mets fan (as I was growing up in NJ), so we have that in common: ...
by Blue Lion
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 6219

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I took the loss against a six-pack yesterday, but I was pleased to come up with Christmas Island. I was going to put Tasmania, but I was almost certain that Tasmania was an official state of Australia and not a territory. Finally the word "December" in the clue wording jumped out at me and I rememb...
by Blue Lion
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 6219

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Ohio State used to be in the CCHA with Lake Superior St. and Michigan Tech. I'm glad that there were enough people who knew about these two colleges to keep it from being in the single digits. Michigan alum here. The Wolverines also used to be in the CCHA. And the annual Great Lakes Invitational ho...
by Blue Lion
Thu May 24, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 6219

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Returning to A Horizon. Good luck to all of y'all!
by Blue Lion
Wed May 23, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 404
Views: 26548

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is this year's winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/23/entertainment/julia-louis-dreyfus-mark-twain-prize/index.html. Earlier this month Bill Cosby, the 2009 winner, had his Mark Twain Prize revoked by the Kennedy Center after he was conv...
by Blue Lion
Wed May 23, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 404
Views: 26548

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Key literary figures of the 1960s and beyond, both Philip Roth and Tom Wolfe died within the past seven days. Roth grew up in Newark, NJ. NJ.com (website for the Newark Star-Ledger and other Jersey papers) ran this story about Roth, who won almost every literary honor except the Nobel Prize: http:/...
by Blue Lion
Wed May 23, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Erin Zweiner in Time magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

Re: Erin Zweiner in Time magazine

The runoff primary in HD-45 took place yesterday, and Erin won the nomination: https://elections.dallasnews.com/2018-r ... e/859e71f7
by Blue Lion
Sat May 19, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 404
Views: 26548

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Plenty of trivia surrounding today's wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Most likely to come up: They are now known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/19/europe/r ... index.html
by Blue Lion
Tue May 15, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 404
Views: 26548

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 unconditional. The law, which placed a federal ban on sports betting in states where it was not already established (namely, Nevada), was challenged by the state of New Jersey. It, along with a...