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by countyguy
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 6125

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I’m currently sporting a 179 (no, not a typo) QvH. I can absolutely relate to all the posts about regression from last season.
by countyguy
Wed May 16, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3412
Views: 317007

Re: Reretaken Down

The SSA's list of the most common first names for babies born in the United States in 2017 just came out last Friday! The below infographic is presented without comment except to say that it is my own original work but the concept was stolen from a similar infographic in this highly entertaining art...
by countyguy
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 20154

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

On Q12 in exobiology, I knew what they were talking about, but didn’t know whether they were looking for “bilayer” or “cell membrane,” so put “bilayer membrane” or something. Wasn’t accepted, and cost me 27 percentiles. :oops:
by countyguy
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 20154

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Yesterday, I was super frustrated. I had, over the previous eleven matches, gotten only one fewer question correct than my opponents, but still gone 2-6-3 with some tough defensive breaks. Over the previous eight matches, I had dropped from 16th to 22nd, having been passed by six people. Of those si...
by countyguy
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 20154

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Each of the past two days I have gotten three right- respectable for two reasonably tough days while in D Rundle, yet have fallen four places in the standings into the relegation zone largely because of bad defense. Yesterday, I knew that the volleyball question was likely one of the tougher ones, y...
by countyguy
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 20154

Re: Learned League 76 - Official Thread

Yesterday I spent a decent amount of time trying to figure out what letters "273-8255" represented. I got "TALK" pretty quickly, but the 273 bewildered me (Primates? (APE) Computer Science/Engineering? (CSE)).

Turns out it's because it doesn't stand for anything.
by countyguy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 20154

Re: Learned League 76 - Official Thread

I just missed promotion to Continental A last season, but ultimately didn't make it. Now I find myself bumped up to Taiga A, which is weird One of my other referrals asked if we could move to Taiga, so I asked Thorsten if my branch (I have my own branch! That's so weird) could move there. Welcome t...
by countyguy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 20154

Re: Learned League 76 - Official Thread

I just missed promotion to Continental A last season, but ultimately didn't make it. Now I find myself bumped up to Taiga A, which is weird One of my other referrals asked if we could move to Taiga, so I asked Thorsten if my branch (I have my own branch! That's so weird) could move there. Welcome t...
by countyguy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 33370

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

How in Sam Hill (get it?) was Kaepernick not an MCW?
by countyguy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 33370

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I didn't know Q1, but I had seen some sort of J! or LL question at some point connecting the Rubicon to Julius Caesar, and a vague memory of it was enough for the get. I didn't know Q4, and know nothing about French grammar, but I had a vague memory of seeing the correct answer while playing the Int...
by countyguy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 33370

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

My dad has won his last two matches 6(3)-5(3) and 7(3)-6(4), the latter against the previous rundle leader. Hooray for poor rookie defense!

I feel robbed because "Afternoon of the Faun" was not an MCW.
by countyguy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 33370

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I thought I was going to go 0/6 when I saw the questions. I don't care one bit about jewelry, so I had no clue on Q2, but, I had a vague memory of hearing about a three-word substance called "mother of (something)" that sounded sort of like the question, but, probably not. So I put "mother of" down....
by countyguy
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 33370

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I'm BentleyG. In Prairie E2 this season.

I invited my dad to join, and he is in Prairie R.
by countyguy
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 47374

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Apparently I'm registered for LL74. I was planning to sit out this season, and didn't even realize that I was registered until now, so I have forfeits for the first two match days, one of which, judging from the questions, would have been a win even with imperfect defense. Have you not been getting...
by countyguy
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 47374

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Apparently I'm registered for LL74. I was planning to sit out this season, and didn't even realize that I was registered until now, so I have forfeits for the first two match days, one of which, judging from the questions, would have been a win even with imperfect defense. Well, I guess that means I...
by countyguy
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Eclipse Poll
Replies: 118
Views: 8608

Re: Eclipse Poll

My dad and I are both interested in driving from Florida to see the eclipse. I'm 18. Recently graduated from HS, currently beginning a gap year, and have a lot of time on my hands. My dad is currently on an extended vacation before beginning his next job, so also has a lot of time on his hands. Seem...
by countyguy
Thu May 18, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 36781

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

Although I have otherwise NHO the books, I was still the only person in my rundle to get Q4 because I remembered a similar question from LL61 or so from looking at past questions. That was enough to take sole possession of the highest TCA in my rundle. Which is shocking, since I have played along wi...
by countyguy
Tue May 16, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 36781

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

I'm first in my rundle after MD1.

Never thought that would ever happen.
by countyguy
Fri May 12, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 36781

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

I'm back in LL this season! Super excited! Two years ago, I joined LL, and quit halfway through the season (taking 0(0)s the rest of the way) due to the torturous combo of (a) taking it way too seriously and (b) doing poorly. I think I'm mature enough now. E Prairie Div 2 A couple of days before I o...
by countyguy
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 34704

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

Was there any sort of TOM for Georgia over Armenia?

(I got it right on a coin flip.)