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by sarisson
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 1244

Re: Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This was a really well-played tournament, from start to finish. It was also the easiest college tournament I've ever seen, and this was the easiest final game of a tournament I've ever seen. 51 R is a new personal record, although I missed all the DD's. I would already rate Dhruv a Silver for the ne...
by sarisson
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: ODD-TITLED TOP 40 HITS [SPOILERS] 3/30 category
Replies: 34
Views: 787

Re: ODD-TITLED TOP 40 HITS [SPOILERS] 3/30 category

Only one I got was the $1600. I've heard the Tyrone Shoelaces song because "Chauncey Gardner" watched the music video in his limo in Being There, but I forgot who did it.
by sarisson
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1512

Re: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I instantly guessed Aladdin for Final. It's a 1992 film that turned into a musical... but it turns out those songs aren't in either. This game was much harder than last night's, at least for me. I had more correct responses in the first round of last night's game (27) than in tonight's whole game (2...
by sarisson
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Teen), March 15, 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 949

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Teen), March 15, 2018

47/50. Missed 31 (picked a different Dutch artist), 32 (no idea), and 35 (couldn't remember it).
by sarisson
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 11472

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Another Pac-12 here. And considering I missed "quadrille" earlier after trying to come up with words for "four," it was nice to instaget Quadrophenia . I finished in the top 20% but my score didn't count for Horizon, which came in 35th. I've entered all eleven MSC's, and this is only the second time...
by sarisson
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 11472

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Kobe and I each hit threes, but I prevailed in the one-on-one. That leaves me just outside the promotion zone. Of course, it helps that I've had a forfeit win and the fewest CAA of anyone in my rundle.
by sarisson
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: An Analysis of the Difficulty of the Recent Online Tests
Replies: 31
Views: 1478

Re: An Analysis of the Difficulty of the Recent Online Tests

45 (for real), 38, 45. I would've had two more on the third test, but the answers came to me just after time ran out.
by sarisson
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/5/18 week
Replies: 21
Views: 772

Re: FJs for the 3/5/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( First sweep in a few months, although I've still never had an 8/8. Technically the country one should be a (duct tape)- since I had Jamaica and Jordan after 15 seconds but not Japan yet- but I know I would've gotten it in 30 seconds.
by sarisson
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 5221

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018

45 or 46 for me, by far my best ever. (I got a 40 or 41 on the test that led to my audition.) I hit "submit" on most of them well before the time limit. That means the next two nights' tests are going to be much tougher....
by sarisson
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 11472

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

The last two days, I beat mrparadise and a five-time champ from the mid-90's to advance to 5-2-1, just outside the promotion zone. My TCA is one of the worst, but my CAA is one of the lowest and my DE one of the highest in my rundle. I also had a forfeit win. You've got to get wins any way you can.....
by sarisson
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 25
Views: 3444

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

This article's a month old now, but it doesn't look good for her (and it really doesn't look good for the university's IT department):
http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index ... ounts.html
by sarisson
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 1878

Re: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

If the FJ! clue’s wording had left off the English translation I wonder if it still goes 4/4 including me? It would've been a triple stumper for most groups of contestants. And even if the clue writers had gone the other, easier way and left off the Portuguese term, the curse of knowledge could've ...
by sarisson
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 11472

Re: Learned League 76 - Official Thread

B Horizon again, with two boardies I recognize.
One of the other players is not one of the NBA's all-time leading scorers, it turns out.
RabnerG is a local high school academic team coach, whose team I may have faced years ago.
by sarisson
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/5/18 week
Replies: 27
Views: 1401

Re: FJs for the 2/5/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:( :( :(
I'm 62/100 in regular games this season. In LL75, I went 93-150, also 62%, so I would say there's a strong correlation between FJ and LL percentages....
by sarisson
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 25526

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I'm in Group 84 of Gen X Pop Culture with cmp146, and I'm occupying Group 40 of Wall Street. I don't recognize any other J! alum or boardies.
by sarisson
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 25526

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Going along with the thread on LL about best/worst returns on One-Days, yesterday I finished in the 97th percentile despite only getting 6 right on "Reviews." :o I would've had 7 and finished four places higher if not for an RTFQ fail (typed "Gettysburg Address" instead of the speaker).
by sarisson
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 3229

Re: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

If When I get on the show, I'll be at least the third teacher with that last name. I can't even be the first Teachers Tournament winner with that last name. I too was expecting someone to go the wrong way with "Decoration" for FJ. "Armistice" should poll well above 50% here. There was an LL questio...
by sarisson
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 3724

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

While there have been some really tough boards recently, I found this easy. I came within 1 of tying the combined number of correct responses, and would've exceeded it for the first time if not for a few unnecessary clams. The Young Sheldon category was one of my favorites from this season. My Ameri...
by sarisson
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 25526

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I'm staying in Horizon for what will be my 11th season. Amazing how the league has more than doubled in size since I joined in LL66, with more than twice as many leagues as there were then. I don't like the fact that only the top 30% show up in the 1DS standings now. I just barely got on in Condense...
by sarisson
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 3627

Re: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

My first reaction to "15 men on a dead man's chest" was "That's a $2000 clue?" And then nobody got it. Forget the trap door, they walk the plank. Seriously though, I suspect they were very nervous up there. 140 million and 1.4 billion are an order of magnitude apart for the populations of Russia and...