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by sarisson
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10889

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I got my 1,000th correct answer yesterday, but it didn't pay huge dividends, because I lost 7(5)-6(4). I will be returning to B next season, hopefully in Horizon and not one of the new leagues like Yanny.
by sarisson
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1300

Re: Monday, July 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Keely Smith/Louis Prima seems like a very obscure pairing unless you're over 70 years old. Curious if anyone here got this right. (raises hand) He's a big deal where I'm from, because we have a large Italian-American population and one of his ex-wives used to live in the county until her death. Our...
by sarisson
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/25/18 week
Replies: 23
Views: 562

Re: FJs for the 6/25/18 week

:oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :(
Monday's should have been the easiest, but I started by thinking of European islands instead of states. Crete? No. Sicily? No. Corsica? No.
by sarisson
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 1766

Re: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I don't recall hearing, "Looks like someone could have a big payday today," but it didn't matter. Ouch. I got FJ right away, but UAE (for Abu Dhabi) was a good guess that I never considered. It's a much, much wealthier country than Bangladesh, and it's in Asia. That makes up for missing yesterday's ...
by sarisson
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 78
Views: 8846

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

What Adrian College did is the security equivalent of leaving a front door not just unlocked but completely wide open. This. If everyone knew that there was a college-wide password reset, very likely dozens (if not hundreds) of people took advantage of it to get into other people's accounts. Were t...
by sarisson
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 World Quizzing Championships
Replies: 7
Views: 626

2018 World Quizzing Championships

Results are coming in very slowly on the Quest website. I took it in New Jersey with SterlacciJ and several future contestants (i.e., in the pool). The second half was much easier than the first! I did about the same (low 80's) as last year.
by sarisson
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10889

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I began the season with my first 0(0) in almost two years. Totally forgot there was a female Colonel Sanders. At least my 0-fer was against tjconn, who's beaten me more times than anyone else. And I still have perfect defense...
by sarisson
Wed May 30, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 26
Views: 1307

Re: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I had the same first (and only guess) as our flightless friend. Of course, if that had been the correct response, they'd want first and last name.
Anyone else say "Senate Hill" instead of Parliament Hill for the first DD?
by sarisson
Fri May 25, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10889

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

B Horizon for the fourth straight season, with many new faces and numerous boardies.
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 10:49 pm
Also, LL77 has rotational symmetry.
We need that "like" button.
by sarisson
Wed May 09, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 35
Views: 1726

Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Fortescue, NJ has to be one of the smallest towns a contestant (or champ) has hailed from. It's on the Delaware Bay and is only accessible by one road. Everyone who posted on Twitter that the episode was rigged ended up issuing an embarrassing retraction. AT should've reminded the audience that cate...
by sarisson
Thu May 03, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 3108

Re: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I am shocked, shocked that nobody got FJ. That film has been referenced in dozens of clues on the show over the years. I could see someone guessing a more recent nonexistent film like Baghdad or Kabul (or even Aleppo.)
by sarisson
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 2923

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: 1529

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: 2513

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: 36
Views: 2496

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: 498
Views: 23947

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: 498
Views: 23947

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: 2240

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: 1182

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: 8676

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....