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by MollyQMurphy
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 267
Views: 7020

Re: LL83: Learned League

I had several lucky guesses this season, and yesterday the piper came to collect. Peru or Colombia? I thought the border was more straight and, recalling that Ecuador "carves out" more of Peru, I went with that. 99 is someone super-famous, so much so that even I should know him. I think Gretzky and...
by MollyQMurphy
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New contestant coordinator with an interesting history
Replies: 25
Views: 3259

Re: New contestant coordinator with an interesting history

I'm resurrecting this thread because Aimee was on my team last night for a trivia contest run by Atlas Obscura (we won, but along with 2 other teams out of 20 or so). It was an all-J! alumni team. I had remembered this thread from when she got the J! job. I won a free drink ticket for correcting on...
by MollyQMurphy
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Besides Ken, Brad, and James, what other contestants could be considered GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 2308

Re: Besides Ken, Brad, and James, what other contestants could be considered GOAT?

With much respect to many others, Alex Jacob would be my first choice. Perhaps even above at least one of the GOATS who are playing.
by MollyQMurphy
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 267
Views: 7020

Re: LL83: Learned League

I started with Irish Car Bomb, but could not imagine what that would have to do with uniforms. Finally went reluctantly to black and tan, as having the Guinness, two ingredients, and the smallest resemblance to some kind of clothing reference. Turned out to be right.
by MollyQMurphy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 116
Views: 5416

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

"The thing I don't get: How do they spoilerproof this?"

Maybe they shoot it on a closed set and overlay canned audience sound?
by MollyQMurphy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 267
Views: 7020

Re: LL83: Learned League

It didn't matter in the match results, but I was given credit for "serum albumin" on the blood question. Any thoughts?: is that effectively close enough to the more general answer of just "serum" or did the scoring algorithm see the intended answer in the first word and stop there? I couldn't tell ...
by MollyQMurphy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 116
Views: 5416

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

Archive programming suggestion: Set up a season like Super Jeopardy, and split each episode into two games for Archive purposes. That much is obvious, but a lot of little pieces of the Archive had to be specially programmed to accommodate Super Jeopardy! , and so now we're going to have a lot of co...
by MollyQMurphy
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 4698

Re: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Liquor" BMSes to volume? Why not, and what else to do? It would be hard to justify deeming "liquor" wrong. Technically, a more helpful prompt would have been "be more general", but that would have given away too much. A peck of liquor? Not normal usage, but there's no reason a volume measure could...
by MollyQMurphy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 4698

Re: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got Regency after a bit. Not sure but they might’ve buzzed me. Weak clue for FJ! Clearly Japan is one country and Russia is a fairly straight shot. No magic there. No pizazz! I appreciate the harder material and intensity of play in the tournaments, but I’m glad this one is over. Next! Born yeste...
by MollyQMurphy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/12/2019 - Tuesday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 15
Views: 597

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/12/2019 - Tuesday TOC (SPOILERS)

:( :( :( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Convoy, Dr. Zhivago and...well... OBVIOUSLY I got that one! I'd have to change my avatar if I didn't. Unbelievably pissed at myself for not knowing My Favorite Year...somehow I remember the punchline "I'm not an actor, I'm a movie star!" being used for a...
by MollyQMurphy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 96
Views: 3508

Re: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'd like to second Alex's recommendation of My Favorite Year to everyone who hasn't seen it. (And judging by the Fourth Podium poll, that's a lot of you.) One of the great underrated comedies of all-time, with an utterly fantastic performance from Peter O'Toole. Could not believe this was a TS. Dit...
by MollyQMurphy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 96
Views: 3508

Re: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought they were looking for a food belt because of a reference to a literal belt expansion and for some reason, thought first of the Jello Belt (Mormons). I could not dig myself out of this hole. If it takes longer than two seconds to parse the clue, it's a stinker in my book. Totally agree. Aw...
by MollyQMurphy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 267
Views: 7020

Re: LL83: Learned League

I'm also not allowed in the private rundle, because LL83 is my rookie year. But I hope to see some of you once I get past my cria time. :)
by MollyQMurphy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 434 - Another Short Quiz - Final Scores
Replies: 44
Views: 1671

Re: TD 434 - Another Short Quiz

I'm getting a not-seen-before message that you have to grant me access to submit answers via google.doc link above. Sending by PM. Not sure why the issue.
by MollyQMurphy
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "A Big Statistic" for $400 poll (10/14/19 spoiler)
Replies: 21
Views: 1224

Re: "A Big Statistic" for $400 poll (10/14/19 spoiler)

Are we talking absolute fatalities, or per 1000 in an occupation? I mean, how many people make a living scuba diving vs. Fishing? I'd guess there are at least 50 fishermen for every commercial diver...but it would only be a guess. To me, "dangerous" means you have x % of a chance of dying on the job...
by MollyQMurphy
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 3174

Re: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget FJ, but I had an advantage. I went to see a pair of Albee's plays produced at my university in 1977. They were The Sandbox, and The Death of Bessie Smith. "Bessie" was one of the most disturbing things I have ever seen in my coddled life, and I was crying smeary tears as the house lights we...
by MollyQMurphy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1803

Re: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Had no problem with FJ. Mom to the Custer negbait, but had to be Wild Bill given the context. Also had issues with Morse Code phrasing. Knew that was what they wanted and would have said it, but felt like it was so obvious it couldn't be right. (Not sure if that made sense, but maybe.) Actually howl...
by MollyQMurphy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 432 - Throwback III (Final results)
Replies: 55
Views: 2177

Re: TD 432 - Throwback III (Q1-Q2 revealed)

For some reason I felt confident Anna Kendrick would sheep... never heard of her All I know about her is she's done a crap-ton of snarky commercials for Hilton Hotels, and I vaguely recognize I've seen her in something each time she shows up there. I guess that's one step up from a Kardashian...or ...
by MollyQMurphy
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 432 - Throwback III (Final results)
Replies: 55
Views: 2177

Re: TD 432 - Throwback III (Q1-Q2 revealed)

For some reason I felt confident Anna Kendrick would sheep... never heard of her All I know about her is she's done a crap-ton of snarky commercials for Hilton Hotels, and I vaguely recognize I've seen her in something each time she shows up there. I guess that's one step up from a Kardashian...or ...
by MollyQMurphy
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 5898

Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Rubiyaat here, too. At least I'm in good company.