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by AleBelly
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 81769

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I made it 8 losses in my last 9 matches on MD15, losing 2(3)-7(5), and sinking to 18th in the rundle. Will take an extended losing streak to drop any lower, as I have a 3-point lead on 19th place and a 7-point lead over the last place person in our division...but I'll need to turn things around to ...
by AleBelly
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 13666

Re: Thursday, March 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:24 pm
IronNeck wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:11 pm
FJ: Embarrassingly, I confidently stated Evita. Thought Les Miserables was much older.
Same here. It was a guess for me, but it seemed reasonable.
Me three. And even more embarrassingly, I've seen Les Mis at the theatre. Money well spent.
by AleBelly
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 59993

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

My second year in Continental D. I finished tied for second in total correct answers (85), sole possession of second for total match points (116), and 5th in defensive efficiency (.708). And I finish 16th out of 28! :evil: At least I was vindicated by being named 23rd least lucky LLama. Congrats to ...
by AleBelly
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 6183

Re: Thursday, March 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Hey Kevin,

Congrats on a great run! You were a killer on the buzzer and had quite a breadth of knowledge. Enjoy the new(ish) mini-van!
by AleBelly
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 59993

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

I'm confused by all the convoluted ways to find the number of square inches in a square yard people used. Why didn't you just multiply 36 by 36? For some odd reason my opponent assigned a defense of 1 to that one (and zero to invisible hand, which I missed). I assume even those who are poor at math...
by AleBelly
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 27, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 86
Views: 10554

Re: Monday, February 27, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: $37,400 47 R/0 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Joe Mantegna, Colombia, molecules, body blow, Outcasts , asbestos Kirstin once again snatches victory from the jaws of defeat. The wife and I were very disappointed that she didn't go for broke on the second-row Poetry DD, but not doing so may have...
by AleBelly
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 59993

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

Soooo, am I the only one who guessed barnacles for yesterday's Q6? Related to ships, mid-18th century -> Darwin, maybe the names were for their shapes (because I don't think they tend to appear on sails)? Clearly I need to spend more time with Sky Map. Constellations sure makes sense in retrospect,...
by AleBelly
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Your Screenname: What inspired it?
Replies: 299
Views: 32295

Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

I chose my name as a living example of what happens when you like beer too much and let exercise fall out of your daily routine.
by AleBelly
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 327 - Pictures' Revenge! - FINAL STANDINGS!
Replies: 60
Views: 8923

Re: TD 327 - Pictures' Revenge! - FINAL STANDINGS!

That was a lot of fun - thanks!
by AleBelly
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 30, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 7501

Re: Friday, December 30, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Some would argue this FJ has no correct answers. The "Nobel Prize in Economics" isn't, technically, a Nobel Prize. This is correct. The official name is the " Swedish National Bank's Prize In Economic Sciences In Memory Of Alfred Nobel." It's awarding in the Nobel ceremony is controversial, as econ...
by AleBelly
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 6521

Re: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

FJ: Couldn't remember which of Bermuda or Bahamas were closer to the U.S. mainland. Finally guessed right. Thanks to Alex for his coda at the end of Cindy's run, congratulating her and informing non-regular J! viewers of her unique situation. Rightly or wrongly, I ruled Bermuda out since it's a ter...
by AleBelly
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 41944

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Congrats to DillmoreS on his private rundle victory!
Thanks - I needed it to avoid the 0-fer against you this season. Congrats on winning the private rundle...
by AleBelly
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 41944

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

My thought process on the language question: "that's Welsh. Or is it? That seems way too obvious if it is. I'll guess Esperanto." My opponent ended up giving me a 3, and I lost by one point :evil: Also, I was debating between some combination of tin, copper, and zinc on the brass question. I went w...
by AleBelly
Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Buzzer Speed of Older Folks
Replies: 13
Views: 2378

Re: Buzzer Speed of Older Folks

You get plenty of time to work on this during rehearsal, so you will gain comfort with buzzing in...and even get the chance to find out which approach works for you. I don't think there's a universal best approach. I taped as a 40-year-old, and relied mostly on waiting for the lights. I found in reh...
by AleBelly
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 41944

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Followed up a 1(1) with a 9(6). Being a chemist helped me out, as the nylon story is pretty well known. Had to guess pecan - the only way I got there was thinking that pecans are a southern U.S. nut, and the nuts were too oblong to be hazelnuts (somehow the shell reminded me of them). Hermitage was ...
by AleBelly
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 41944

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

I only got one yesterday, but I was lucky to pull out a 1(1)-0(0) win. Feeling better about escaping relegation...
by AleBelly
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 41944

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

This has been a horrible season for me. I am currently 6-11-1 in my D rundle and in the relegation zone. But I have just one fewer correct answer on the season (45-44) than the person in third place and have played better defense than he has. But I have "allowed" 54 correct answers to his 38. And h...
by AleBelly
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 41944

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Congrats, dhkendall, on a decisive victory over me yesterday. As a Yankee, it's a bit embarrassing to miss an American history question while a Canadian opponent gets it right!
by AleBelly
Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 41944

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

seaborgium wrote:I thought Iraq/Kuwait first, but I thought "name either" made it way too easy, so I said Eritrea instead. I still would have lost both my public and private matches by a point if I had gone with my first instinct, so I'm not kicking myself particularly hard for it.
Those two crossed my mind too.
by AleBelly
Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 41944

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Never heard of the show "Suits." Guess I'm in the minority! Still hard to believe more than twice as many people got that right than the Iraq/Kuwait question. I didn't know about the border barrier zone there, but it seemed like a "what else could it be?" type question. I thought of the Balkan conf...