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by mrexley
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 60919

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

Welp, in the most crucial match day of the season, I laid an egg -- well 7(4) is an egg on a day when seemingly everyone else in the rundle drinks a beer. I was the lone person to miss Genius Grant (so I won't be getting one), and one of two people to miss Shonda Rhimes (not too familiar with any of...
by mrexley
Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 60919

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

I'm facing my referrer goatman (ArnessMK) for the first time on MD24, with a lot on the line. He currently leads A Horizon, while I'm in 3rd place and 3 pts back. My only chance to win the rundle is to win out and hope for losses from the two players ahead of me on the last match day.
by mrexley
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 60919

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

ron wrote:I got Mulholland Drive almost immediately then slept on it. I ended up having a dream that I was on a quiz show and Sunset Boulevard was the answer to an unrelated question.
That's somewhat Lynch-esque. Was the quiz show host either a giant or a dwarf?
by mrexley
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL69: for the LLama Drama
Replies: 1102
Views: 78277

Re: LL69: for the LLama Drama

Congrats to BigDaddyMatty, looks like he and I will be movin' on up, to that de-luxe A rundle in the sky-y.

We finally got a piece of the (chess) pie.
by mrexley
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL69: for the LLama Drama
Replies: 1102
Views: 78277

Re: LL69: for the LLama Drama

BigDaddyMatty wrote:For whatever reason, I get all sorts of random hang-up calls from all over the country on my office line.
https://www.nomorobo.com/
by mrexley
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL69: for the LLama Drama
Replies: 1102
Views: 78277

Re: LL69: for the LLama Drama

Speaking of politics, 42% of LLamas can pick Joni Ernst out of a lineup? For realsies? I got this one because Senator Ernst has been in the headlines in just the last few days, regarding 'Meatless Mondays' and our military. Sadly, I could only identify one other woman in that group, Elizabeth Warre...
by mrexley
Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL69: for the LLama Drama
Replies: 1102
Views: 78277

Re: LL69: for the LLama Drama

I've seen Ben Folds Five live five times (say that five times fast), more than any other act, so that question was a welcome gimme on an otherwise tough day. Unfortunately I didn't get to see them a few years back for their reunion shows. I know Ben gets most of the attention/publicity especially fo...
by mrexley
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL69: for the LLama Drama
Replies: 1102
Views: 78277

Re: LL69: for the LLama Drama

Against the very formidable DoyleT, I escaped with a 9(5) - 6(5) win. We both missed the same question (Queen Anne), but he assigned me zero, and I gave it the three. If only he had known how terrible I am at British royalty.
by mrexley
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL69: for the LLama Drama
Replies: 1102
Views: 78277

Re: LL69: for the LLama Drama

Through MD10, I have the highest (i.e. worst) TPA in B Horizon. I've already had four 9(6)s against me -- I guess people are saving their best for when they face me.
by mrexley
Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL69: for the LLama Drama
Replies: 1102
Views: 78277

Re: LL69: for the LLama Drama

Thanks to pauerpoint for the Lee Krasner mention, I looked her up a couple of days ago because the name sounded so familiar. Is the Commissioner using questions from some shelved 1980's mini-league?! Bananarama, Geraldo, Die Hard, Wubba x3, Darryl Strawberry, Missile Command, '88 DNC, and Knight Rid...
by mrexley
Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL69: for the LLama Drama
Replies: 1102
Views: 78277

Re: LL69: for the LLama Drama

The 2600 Hz question -- I had absolutely no idea, never heard/read anything about it. Luckily my opponent only assigned it a 1 (and put the 3 on Heinz?!), and I won 8(5) - 3(3).
by mrexley
Thu May 26, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL69: for the LLama Drama
Replies: 1102
Views: 78277

Re: LL69: for the LLama Drama

I know very little about bicycles, but I managed to get the derailleur question from recalling an anecdote about one of my favorite musical supergroups -- Cream. Apparently, Eric Clapton was looking to purchase a bike, and a member of the band's road crew recommended a model with 'disraeli gears' (h...
by mrexley
Mon May 23, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL69: for the LLama Drama
Replies: 1102
Views: 78277

Re: LL69: for the LLama Drama

BigDaddyMatty wrote:B Horizon. I recognize jjwaymee and JBoard's version of D.B. Cooper, caknuck.
I'm in this rundle also, looks like a tough group.
by mrexley
Tue May 03, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL68 Mini-Leagues and One-Days
Replies: 185
Views: 15101

Re: LL68 Mini-Leagues and One-Days

Congrats to Lampy for first place in the Tetris 1DS!
by mrexley
Sun May 01, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL68 Mini-Leagues and One-Days
Replies: 185
Views: 15101

Re: LL68 Mini-Leagues and One-Days

Good luck to all who made it to the Humanities ML final.
by mrexley
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL68: For the LLamas
Replies: 1062
Views: 84758

Re: LL68: For the LLamas

I enjoyed my rookie season, the questions were a good mix of material I knew, stuff I could reason out, and flat out impossible (vigesimal, Jujamcyn, Gibson girl).

Onward to B Horizon (at least I think so -- I've noticed that some players have moved laterally to other divisions?)
by mrexley
Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL68: For the LLamas
Replies: 1062
Views: 84758

Re: LL68: For the LLamas

Somewhat surprised at the low get rate for Brahmaputra, for me it's the third Indian river that comes to mind after Ganges and Indus. For IRR, I answered individual rate of return -- that cost me the 9(6). I'm tied for the lead in R Horizon Div 2 with a player named WarrenJWarr, but to place first I...
by mrexley
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL68: For the LLamas
Replies: 1062
Views: 84758

Re: LL68: For the LLamas

Fun fact: symbols such as !@#$% used to represent profanity are known as 'grawlix'.
by mrexley
Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL68: For the LLamas
Replies: 1062
Views: 84758

Re: LL68: For the LLamas

I wish the Midseason Classic stats were counted in the regular season numbers -- had a good day with 457 pts, 11th place sitewide.
by mrexley
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL68: For the LLamas
Replies: 1062
Views: 84758

Re: LL68: For the LLamas

I just went back and looked at the Macneil/Lehrer question again, and realized that I misread it, but it actually helped me get it right. I misread/misunderstood 'evening news program' as nightly; I had also considered Walters/Downs, but rejected them because 20/20 was a weekly show.