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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: 1103

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: 1212

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: 1212

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: 54
Views: 1838

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: 54
Views: 1838

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: 57
Views: 1822

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: 429
Views: 10856

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: 41
Views: 1456

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: 1063

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: 54
Views: 1838

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: 1415

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: 1415

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: 429
Views: 10856

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: 59761

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: 429
Views: 10856

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: 59761

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...
by Blue Lion
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 429
Views: 10856

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:57 pm
at some recent time in my life, I had an aha moment with jumps v. jumped, so I was on to that question like a shot
I didn't see an "s" in any of the other words in the sentence, so I went with "jumps".
by Blue Lion
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 429
Views: 10856

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:31 am
I was one of the big group of dummies (35%) that thought "bailout" was a phrase...
Since the question asked for a phrase, I answered "bank bailout". Does that make me a double dummy?
by Blue Lion
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 429
Views: 10856

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Did everyone overthink the Milo question? Louvre + Aphrodite sculpture = Venus de Milo. Milo must be the island. I lost to a 9(5) because I gave this question a zero. I guess I would have lost to a 9(6) if my opponent got it... but that just feels inevitable instead of being bad defense on my part....
by Blue Lion
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 429
Views: 10856

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

All those nights I played Hearts in college weren't misspent after all.