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by Blue Lion
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 888

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

no clue on that bridge question, but the other five were slam dunk easy. anyone else unable to get to the site for the last little while? I had to read the bridge question multiple times before finally getting to Delaware and New Jersey. I grew up in Jersey and drove across the Delaware Memorial Br...
by Blue Lion
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 455
Views: 35964

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

RIAA also said that the Eagles' "Hotel California," released in 1977, is now 26x platinum and makes it the third best-selling album of all-time. The last time RIAA tallied sales for the Eagles' greatest hits album was in 2006, when it said it was 29x platinum. Sales and streams for "Thriller" were ...
by Blue Lion
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2282
Views: 254168

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

sarisson wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:42 pm
Andromus wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:27 pm
Just got an email today for a Philadelphia audition as well -- September 12 for me.
I got mine today, same day and location (but possibly a different time). They said it may take 10 days for them to send further details.
I'm so happy for you. Go get 'em!
by Blue Lion
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 4 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 23
Views: 331

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 4 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

I've never read any of the Harry Potter books, so it was a 50/50/90 for me between Rowling and Tolkien. Tolkien was my first guess and gut instinct, so I went with that. Our library hosts an annual summer reading program for kids, with a variety of activities. One of them was a weekly poll (dogs vs...
by Blue Lion
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 1298

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

I can't say that I've ever heard of the word "midden" before; I'll file it under "learn something new every day." I don't even really know in what context it would come up - a form of archaeology? It came up on Jeopardy in Season 30. Date: May 6, 2014. Category: Yucky History. Double Jeopardy, $1,6...
by Blue Lion
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 455
Views: 35964

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Another film reboot of Charlie's Angels is in the works. The "Angels" will be played by Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska. Elizabeth Banks will direct the film and also play Bosley. The original film version, released in 2000, starred Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu. Bill Mu...
by Blue Lion
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 10620

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

https://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/inde ... essor.html

If she successfully completes the terms of her probation, which include making restitution to the college, the felony charge against her will be dismissed.
by Blue Lion
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2282
Views: 254168

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Looks like it's late July for Detroit. Still saddened at the lack of invite. Probability mistreats me once more. been mistreated 10 times now... Did someone here mention Detroit? Did you find out about Detroit somewhere else? On r/Jeopardy, "TheGermAbides" posted on July 7 that he or she had gotten...
by Blue Lion
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1790

Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I guessed dates and strongly considered figs. I knew the name of the town was a tease out metric but didn't connect it to any food. I thought it might have been a biblical town and considered olives. The players knew a lot but I'm surprised they missed diving and Nathan Hale. I'm surprised Turkey l...
by Blue Lion
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1534

Re: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There's a HOMES Brewery in Ann Arbor, Michigan. From the brewery's website: What does "HOMES" mean? It's meaningful to us in several ways, but mainly it's the great lakes acronym (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior). To which you respond either: "I knew it!" or "Ohhhh... I've never heard that ...
by Blue Lion
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 455
Views: 35964

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Actor Tab Hunter died at age 86. He is known for playing Danny Forrester in Leon Uris's Battle Cry and Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees . He also had a Billboard #1 hit, "Young Love" (1957). Later in his career, Hunter appeared opposite Divine in two of John Waters' films. J.J. Abrams' company is producing...
by Blue Lion
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Preliminary announcement
Replies: 14
Views: 1263

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Preliminary announcement

I've submitted questions the past few SHCs, and I have some more to contribute this season. And if you're looking for an editor or playtester, I'm at your service.
by Blue Lion
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 14148

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

A year ago, I compiled an awful 2-19-4 record in A Horizon, which resulted in my relegation. I made my way back into A Horizon, and just completed my best-ever season, 12-8-5 (8th). It featured three 9(6)-9(6) ties and more importantly, some very good luck, so I'll enjoy my good fortune are prepare ...
by Blue Lion
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 455
Views: 35964

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

badgerfellow wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:23 pm
Joe Jackson has passed away: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/27/entertai ... index.html
Not to be confused with the guy who recorded "Stepping Out" (1982). Or the shoeless member of the Black Sox.
by Blue Lion
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 14148

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I wagged Norwegian too; Royal Caribbean would have been my backup wag. I knew it wasn't any of these other biggies: Carnival, Holland America, Celebrity, Princess, Disney. Same here. My initial thought was "Seabourn", but I backed away after seeing "many others" in the clue. That led me back to the...
by Blue Lion
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 455
Views: 35964

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Laura Ingalls Wilder award renamed to Children's Literature Legacy award political correctness running amok. Mark Twain, you're next. :roll: Huckleberry Finn was number five on the American Library Association's list of most challenged books of the 1990s: https://www.thoughtco.com/why-adventures-of...
by Blue Lion
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 14148

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Coin flip came up wrong between Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton. Was only aware of the label "land-grant college" but had no idea what it meant. Waffled between Stanford and Cornell and picked Stanford. I think I still would have picked Stanford had I known what it meant. I was 100 years off on Jo...
by Blue Lion
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 14148

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: 412
Views: 14148

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: 455
Views: 35964

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...