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by countyguy
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 272
Views: 5739

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Hoping I didn't renew my registration too late....got it in this morning, but it says my status is "provisional (rookie)." Anybody else ever have their stuff expire the day before registration is due? Were you able to get in that season, or no? Worried for nothing. Back in C Prairie 2 with at least...
by countyguy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 272
Views: 5739

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

From what I can see we should have a pretty competitive bunch, mostly grouped in the 100-120 tca range, with a few consistently above that number like bomtr and teapot37. I was one of many leaguewide who set a career high in tca last season, hoping the regression to the mean is a gentle one! Same. ...
by countyguy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 1, Day 2
Replies: 107
Views: 1791

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 1, Day 2

SpoilerShow
2: electric chair
4: “fight-or-flight”
6: autism
8: Stanford
10: polygraph

3:
6: minaret
9: inertia
12: keratin
15:
by countyguy
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 1, Day 1
Replies: 117
Views: 2110

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 1, Day 1

SpoilerShow
2: Missouri Compromise
4: parallel bars
6: Blondie
8: Euclid
10:

3: Holes
6: gorilla
9:
12:
15: Lois Lowry
by countyguy
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2636

Re: Friday, July 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I played FJ! at 5:30 AM off the Clue of the Day on little sleep, misread it badly, and guessed Balaclava. Not that I would have (a) necessarily included the second syllable had I written my incorrect response out (because I sometimes confuse it with a Middle Eastern dessert) or (b) necessarily gotte...
by countyguy
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 16205

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: 3468
Views: 332657

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: 31532

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: 31532

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: 31532

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: 31532

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: 31532

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: 31532

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: 48636

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: 48636

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: 48636

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: 48636

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: 48636

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: 67242

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...