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by mikeyb
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 47794

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

God help me, after a fairly unremarkable mid-season run--and posting one of the worst defenses in my rundle--I had a streak at the end that pushed me up to promotion zone. So, it looks like I'll be getting pummeled in A next season. Some nobody named RCraig has been known to hang out in Highland A. ...
by mikeyb
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 47794

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

I knew the name Jacob Riis from the beach/park named after him in NYC but had only a vague clue of who he was up to this point, so there was no way that was coming to me. Riis is famous for "How the Other Half Lives" which is a collection of his tenement photographs. It has powerful images and stor...
by mikeyb
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 47794

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

I knew the name Jacob Riis from the beach/park named after him in NYC but had only a vague clue of who he was up to this point, so there was no way that was coming to me. I was surprised to see Angola track below 50 percent, since the question essentially boiled down to: "What country is north of Na...
by mikeyb
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 47794

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Thorsten was very kind again to me--I guess that he REALLY wants to give you points. I responded "Pamploma" instead of "Pamplona" (too bad auto correct doesn't work there like it does here) but still got it right. You should have seen the way I spelled Nunavut a few seasons ago! I got credit despit...
by mikeyb
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 47794

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Bagged me a lucky Johann yesterday - just threw out a name for Mozart, shrugged off the answer as wrong, looked up Leopold Mozart afterwards, and tada, first name Johann. Since I needed it to nab a tie 6(5) - 6(5), I'll take it! Ha! I did the same thing and was about to send Thorsten a note asking ...
by mikeyb
Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 47794

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

*waves from B Highland*
Ah, the fresh, clean, beginning of seasons standings, when I get to see my name near the top no matter what, thanks to the luck of being born into a family whose last name begins with "B."
Best of luck, all!
by mikeyb
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 68978

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

Despite my best efforts to sabotage myself in the last two matches, I managed to hold my place in the promotion zone, so I'm heading to B next season. I had no idea on the song (and looking at the get percentage, most people were in the same boat), but threw out "Crush" as a wild guess just because ...
by mikeyb
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 68978

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

If nothing else, I should have remembered Perkins from "Annie." I went with Eleanor Roosevelt, thinking the birth year would be close. My apologies for aging you four years, Eleanor. You don't look a day over 125! Well, two days left, and I'm toying with promotion to B. I'm in second, and, while fir...
by mikeyb
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 68978

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

I also only won yesterday because I decided that I saw playing cards on the table. That was less about trivia and more like a Rorschach test... but I'll take it. I often look at the question on my phone in the morning (or the night before, if I'm up late enough) so that I can ponder them on the way...
by mikeyb
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 68978

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

Another day, another question shy of a six pack! And I so wanted to write down Verizon, knowing it was the major telecomm provider around here, but I talked myself out of it, thinking the name Verizon was older than that and that this must have been some intermediate provider. Having missed both spi...
by mikeyb
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 68978

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

This being my third season, Diana Ross gets the honor of the first answer to be right to two questions (the other being the concert in the rain question from my rookie season). Galena was my obstacle to the beer yesterday. I knew I wasn't going to get it from the ore itself, but I was stuck on New Y...
by mikeyb
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 68978

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

Volante wrote:Oh, shout out to X-Files for Syzygy. Great episode.
And I'd like to thank the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Hit me with an acouchi question next!
by mikeyb
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 68978

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

jfrumkin wrote:Adiabatic is one of those made-up catch-the-cheaters questions, right? I may not remember that word 5 minutes from now.
Wasn't that the type of honeymoon Debbie Reynolds sang about?
by mikeyb
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 68978

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

Brutal day for my rundle! All but one player missed both Steve Reich and Fatah (two different players got one of those right), and no one had more than four right. I'm pretty sure that when I was a kid I still had my older sisters' Merlin that had been discarded and neglected, but I couldn't remembe...
by mikeyb
Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 68978

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

Aaaaand so endeth my 11-match undefeated streak on an 8(5)-9(6) loss. I've been to the Rialto--twice!!--but that didn't stop me from responding "Rome." And I got hit by another 9(6) in my private rundle, so I guess that's the LL equivalent of having your ears boxed! Curious as to whether "Rocky Moun...
by mikeyb
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 68978

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

I'm playing along -- can anyone tell me if just Bass was accepted on MD8 and just Ignatius on MD9? My guess would be yes and no respectively, thanks to this guy , who I didn't know about. My answer was a hesitant "Was it Ignatius?" as I clicked to reveal the answer -- I probably could have come up ...
by mikeyb
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 68978

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

Hey all! How sad that a beer question was what prevented me from drinking my second beer of the season! I knew it had to be that little triangle thing, and I've had Bass Pale Ale, but I wouldn't have put those two together for the life of me. I guessed absinthe based on the green bottle, knowing tha...
by mikeyb
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 30, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 6414

Re: Thursday, June 30, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Anyone else notice the word "Portland" on the book at the bottom of the screen when they were giving the Powell's Books clue? :lol:

With the size of the screen in the studio, the players would have needed binoculars to notice it, however.
by mikeyb
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL69: for the LLama Drama
Replies: 1102
Views: 90134

Re: LL69: for the LLama Drama

I almost talked myself out of France, not sure of gallium's etymology. Germany seemed more plausible to me, but fortunately, I held strong! An 8(4)-6(4) win. I can't fault my opponent's defensive choices. TV is one of my best subjects, but that picture meant nothing to me. I just said Quantico. The ...
by mikeyb
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL69: for the LLama Drama
Replies: 1102
Views: 90134

Re: LL69: for the LLama Drama

Yikes, what a lousy day for defense. My mother -- who, by the way, is holding her own pretty well in her rookie season -- has made a lemon chess pie every Thanksgiving, but I wasn't sure how well-known the term is. My opponent had missed hushpuppies, so I thought surely this was more obscure than th...