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by ilcap
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 10482

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Fascinating to see how people worked out the Vancouver one. I'd imagined there'd be more people citing Granville simply because they remember the street or the island from an actual visit to the city, but way more people got there from Lionsgate Studios and Simon Fraser University than I'd have thou...
by ilcap
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 10482

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Good point. Although wasn't there a question about Great Bear and Great Slave Lakes just a few seasons ago? edit: yes, in 2018 https://learnedleague.com/question.php?76&6&6 Wow, this was quite recent! Surprising to see that both of these questions got a 24% correct rate leaguewide. The possibility ...
by ilcap
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/1/20 week
Replies: 25
Views: 646

Re: FJs for the 6/1/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

On Friday my mind immediately went to Gulliver's Travels, but then I outsmarted myself and went with Candide.
by ilcap
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/25/20 week
Replies: 23
Views: 1220

Re: FJs for the 5/25/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

Relieved to see that not many people came up with "The Nightingale." Not sure I've even heard of it.
by ilcap
Sun May 24, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/18/20 week
Replies: 28
Views: 1320

Re: FJs for the 5/18/20 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Immediately thought of the Federalist Papers on Monday and did not think twice.
by ilcap
Sat May 02, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/27/20 week
Replies: 27
Views: 2424

Re: FJs for the 4/27/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Pollyanna.
by ilcap
Sat May 02, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 70574

Re: Learned League 84

Seeing Ike Barinholtz and Dave Weigel on Millionaire and thinly hiding their LL association, I was wondering (besides Mick Mulvaney) who the other "famous" (not Jeopardy types) people in LL. I think a few others have been mentioned in the past, but I can't remember who they are. MazinC appears to b...
by ilcap
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/20/20 week
Replies: 27
Views: 2068

Re: FJs for the 4/20/20 week

:mrgreen: :? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :? :mrgreen: :? :mrgreen: Knew they were asking about the Percy Jackson guy on Tuesday but couldn't come up with a name. Hated myself for missing the Friday one. When I think of engine makers from that time my brain goes to Americans and Germans, even after they spot...
by ilcap
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/23/20 week
Replies: 28
Views: 1531

Re: FJs for the 3/23/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :? :?
:? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Had Honduras instead of Belize on Thursday, second-guessed myself with Eisenhower on Friday.

Had no clue what state I'm supposed to associate with Ringling.
by ilcap
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 70574

Re: Learned League 84

Cootie does not sound/look familiar to me at all!

For the Haydn question I considered Hoboken, but that seemed likely to be a Native American name, and I was looking for something that sounded German. I ended up going with New Brunswick, although I didn't know whether that was in northern NJ or not.
by ilcap
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/24/20 week
Replies: 25
Views: 8741

Re: FJs for the 2/24/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :? :mrgreen:
:? :mrgreen: :?

Instantly went with New Orleans on Thursday without giving it a second thought, based on an LL question from not that long ago.

Never heard of the Cock Robin nursery rhyme nor the steam shovel book.
by ilcap
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/17/20 week
Replies: 30
Views: 7226

Re: FJs for the 2/17/20 week

:? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I've heard of Why Johnny Can't Read, but couldn't come up with the answer in the moment. I saw people pushing back on TPH in another thread for saying this, but it did strike me as misplaced at the top of the board, and the poll resul...
by ilcap
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 17827

Re: Monday, February 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've heard of Waitress but know nothing about it. Instead all that came to mind was Mean Girls, though the year seemed off.

Bummed that we didn't get to see many Hawaiian crossword clues.
by ilcap
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 14759

Re: Friday, February 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was a hell of a game! Was sure Terry was a goner. I struggled more than usual with the first round in particular (those animal verbs just weren't coming to me), so it was reassuring to see that the three players seemed to have a hard time with it too.
by ilcap
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/10/20 week
Replies: 27
Views: 8645

Re: FJs for the 2/10/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

A rare all- :mrgreen: week for me.
by ilcap
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 10106

Re: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Totally surprised by the reversal on Lech Walesa -- it's a tough name and her pronunciation seems more than close enough to me. Kristyna was robbed!
by ilcap
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/3/20 week
Replies: 23
Views: 3902

Re: FJs for the 2/3/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :? 19th century novels are a real weak point for me. Guessed Austen. Had no idea that Caligula meant "little boot"! And I'm not nearly enough of a Rome guy to get him from the year. Rickover was not one I knew at all. I did include "poet...
by ilcap
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 4118

Re: Thursday, February 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

morbeedo wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:06 pm
Somehow bombed POP LYRICS, even missing Nasty (Control). By brain just can't parse song lyrics in seconds
Same. I found the first name category tough too -- Jane Smiley doesn't ring a bell for me, and Cosimo isn't something I'd be able to produce in the moment.
by ilcap
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 12932

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

I'd never seen this before, so I thought I'd put this out there: the source of the old "35 is the cutoff" rumor is apparently a press kit put out by Jeopardy in the 80s.

Claire McNear is working on a Jeopardy book and is absolutely worth a follow if you're a Twitter person, by the way!
by ilcap
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/27/20 week
Replies: 25
Views: 2888

Re: FJs for the 1/27/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| Didn't have any good answer for the Wednesday clue. I really need to familiarize myself with the list of Oscar winners. I had "Georgia on My Mind" on Thursday. Helen Fielding is not a name I know, though Henry Fielding is. I probably could'v...