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by jjwaymee
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 106
Views: 2399

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

Another requirement for bourbon is that the barrel may be used just once. A brewery owner in West Michigan showed me the room where his high-end beers were barrel-aged. Was it Founders? Is so the brewer may be a friend of mine. It was New Holland, and the beer in question is its flagship product, D...
by jjwaymee
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]
Replies: 119
Views: 7368

Re: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]

I'm glad Kristin got a good haul, but I really didn't like this version. I didn't like the host at all, the kibbitzing from backstage was ridiculous, Ken (God bless 'em) just ain't The Beast for trash talk (The Professor? Say huh?!? And if that's his nickname, I can only imagine what they can come ...
by jjwaymee
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 355
Views: 15599

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Congrats! Two bad moneys (one ridiculous guess on colt 45 that I moneyed for no good reason) and I'm in 348th place, with little chance of making the cut. I got 8 right, so I'm fine with my performance. I completely understand the temptation to money one of those "uncertain" questions. You figure i...
by jjwaymee
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 355
Views: 15599

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

I could not be more thrilled to be in 136th place after the round one reveal. I came very close to maximizing the points I could get with the nine that I answered correctly.

It's going to be a hard fall for me in round two. I would love to still be above the cut line but it's going to be iffy.
by jjwaymee
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 355
Views: 15599

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Best of retro-active luck to all who are in the Learned League championship. Results will be posted next week (https://learnedleague.com/championship.php?2020 ) It looks like there are MANY current/occasional/former boardies in the qualifier list (https://learnedleague.com/thorsten/champqualifiers....
by jjwaymee
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 33581

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

A hearty congratulations to Boson for his MagA victory, his first ever! Thanks! I made my learned league flag into a car window mounted thing, and I'm driving across town honking my horn. Congrats to the other jboardies who qualified for the championship! It's just nuts that I hung on to finish thi...
by jjwaymee
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 33581

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:52 am
I was floored that 50% thought the Great Salt Lake is larger than Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
I'd say that most of that 50% couldn't name any other "Great" lakes and decided that some answer is better than no answer.
by jjwaymee
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Our Current Situation
Replies: 16
Views: 3297

Re: Our Current Situation

I work in the control room of a commercial nuclear power plant. It's been very interesting recently. In addition to the sending non-essential employees home, we have also restricted access to the control room to only those with a critical business need, we are using nitrile gloves when operating com...
by jjwaymee
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 86583

Re: Learned League 84

38% knew how to convert decimal to hexadecimal? Really ? That might've been the longest I've ever spent on a question. I got it right (and guessed the right answer first) but yikes. I could probably have nuked out the hexadecimal conversion if I had to, but instead I used this thought process: It's...
by jjwaymee
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 86583

Re: Learned League 84

Today I Learned: the game "Cootie" isn't anywhere near as universally known as I thought. To be fair, I knew exactly which game the question was about, but couldn't remember the title. It took me a good couple hours of thinking about it to remember the name. I got stuck on centipede or millipede fo...
by jjwaymee
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 86583

Re: Learned League 84

LL84 Rundles are posted. Looks like BlishS has ronan'd his way over to A Horizon. Chalk up another 'L' for me...
by jjwaymee
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 86583

Re: Learned League 84

Joined. I'll volunteer to be the "A-" cannon fodder for the sake of having an even number.
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: 4185

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: 4185

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: 454
Views: 55478

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: 454
Views: 55478

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: 60247

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: 60247

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: 60247

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: 60247

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.