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by jjwaymee
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's a Hand! It's Michigan! category poll (1/3/20 spoilers)
Replies: 34
Views: 1077

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

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:23 pm
I honestly thought the category was very tough for non-Michiganders. Interlochen in particular seemed obscure even for the bottom box.
Agree, I think everything except Grand Rapids was pretty tough. Jackson should have been the $2000 and the other two omitted.
by jjwaymee
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's a Hand! It's Michigan! category poll (1/3/20 spoilers)
Replies: 34
Views: 1077

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

As a lifelong resident of the Great Lakes State, I would have to forfeit my Michigan Card if I hadn't ran the category. And I'm slightly annoyed that there was no love for the U.P.
by jjwaymee
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 449
Views: 15536

Re: LL83: Learned League

An average get rate for the day of 34.8% is quite low. I haven't been tracking those, but it was definitely one of the harder days this season. ETA: I found where you can see each day's get rate. 35% is the lowest. Monday's was 38%, which is the second lowest. Tough week so far. Is it just me, or w...
by jjwaymee
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 449
Views: 15536

Re: LL83: Learned League

How do you spell the one where you agonize trying to decide between Elton John and Billy Joel, only to discover that the answer is Stevie Wonder? I would have had no chance on that one except that it came up at my pub quiz a couple of years ago as a final question, and it cost us the game. I always...
by jjwaymee
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23085

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

boson wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:20 am
(Plus,I have some quiet grumbling suspicion of our two-time rundle winner. I don't believe the stats.)
Yes, it looks pretty fishy. She must have spent those three forfeit days studying super-duper-hard to improve so much in one season...
by jjwaymee
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23085

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

And I've stared at the Degas statue in question at the Art Institute of Chicago enough that, after I convinced myself that Rodin could not possibly be the answer (his Burghers of Calais was a commissioned artwork, after all), I managed to come around to the correct answer. Rodin was my only other t...
by jjwaymee
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23085

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Always happy when I am one of the five that posts a score for my particular Rundle. Even more impressive for me personally was that my score was used in an A Rundle for the first time ever. Of course, Horizon had experienced quite the exodus of it's former elite players. I think we were a top 5 leag...
by jjwaymee
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23085

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:47 pm
Only 35% recognize the Mercury Seven? I'm flabbergasted.
I almost missed it because I immediately went "Astronauts = Moon = Luna!" Then I read it again...

I have had the Mercury Seven memorized ever since the Jeopardy Ultimate ToC final game. Wow, that's been fourteen years now.
by jjwaymee
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23085

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I have to constantly remind myself that "puzzler" clues should be overweighted for defense, no matter how quickly I myself solve the "puzzle". My poor defense cost me a tie or possibly a win against BigDaddyMatty yesterday.
by jjwaymee
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23085

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I'm curious about people who got Fill or Kill. Did you just guess? Did you know it? I consider myself very well versed in finance and I don't think I have ever heard that phrase before (but I don't deal with trading admittedly). Back when I was much more actively trading stocks in my Roth IRA, I re...
by jjwaymee
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 23085

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Cyndi you do an amazing job of maintaining the list of Boardies every season. Thank you for all of that effort. I appreciate it. I have received a surprise promotion to Horizon A this season. I had every expectation of finishing 7th in Horizon B for the fourth straight season. I am a bit optimistic ...
by jjwaymee
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 25676

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I"m glad I stuck with "pentagon" after missing with it last week. I generally treat LL (in my rookie season), as just an extended Final Jeopardy time limit for each question. I don't intend to ponder all day on my submission, so, 5 minutes or so tops to make my guess and assign defense. But I was a...
by jjwaymee
Tue May 07, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 20844

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

Is it too early to create a private league for LL81? I'd do it myself if I were a Commissioner's Circle member.
by jjwaymee
Mon May 06, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Andy's Millionaire Experience
Replies: 19
Views: 1646

Re: Andy's Millionaire Experience

Thank you for such an informative post about your experience. It was a pleasure to see you perform so well. If you were nervous it certainly did not show.
by jjwaymee
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 20844

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

Finally got my first win of the season, 4(2)-0(0). Movies and TV aren't my strong suit, but being a '90s kid I definitely knew My So-Called Life and even watched some episodes when it first appeared on Netflix. And Seven Year Itch didn't sound like a medical condition, but I had nothing better. I n...
by jjwaymee
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 20844

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I'm back for another season in my comfort zone, Horizon B. Good luck to all boardies! I have already submitted Match Day 1, as Wednesday will be incredibly busy for me. Last season I strategically used my alloted ten days of advanced access on days when I knew I would have very little time to ponder...
by jjwaymee
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 25250

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

I got bit yesterday by making assumptions based on the sex of my opponent. I assigned the beer question 3 and paisley 0. She got wort and missed paisley and I ended up with a 9(6)-9(5) tie and spoiling my first six-pack of the season. :( I was baffled that anyone would not put the 0 on Annie, yet s...
by jjwaymee
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 25250

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

I did well on the midseason one day and came in 51st with 450 points. I only missed the video game question. I had Lebanon down first, too, until rereading it and "civilian" jumped out at me. I was happy to help Team Horizon by being the top finisher in the B Rundle. I seriously considered moneying...
by jjwaymee
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 25250

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

My opponents (public and private) mistakenly thought that my Canadian location meant that I would not whiff the Canadian geography question. Unfortunately, those 0 assignments still didn't help me win either match. It seems I had the honor of facing the family member who did not whiff on the Canadi...
by jjwaymee
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 25626

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

I answered with Limoncello, not thinking hard enough about the specific flavor of the liqueur.