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by mcsheffrey
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 2166

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I was two letters away from my first beer of the season, WAGging "Eurodex" instead of "Euronext". :cry: Exact same scenario for me! Well, except that I was feeling semi-confident I had heard of something called 'Eurodex' before. Coming up with Moll Flanders based solely on this criteria had me pump...
by mcsheffrey
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 2166

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

It is now over 10% non-americans in LL, where it must be a vanishingly small number who got it. I lived in the us for 7 years, and have been playing us-centric trivia for decades, and had no hope on that one. In my private rundle of all Canadians, only one person got it correct for a 7% get rate. I...
by mcsheffrey
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 2166

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

morbeedo wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:05 am
Oh boy! This starts on Monday!?
I know! I was so surprised when I realized we'd hit the end of the offseason already.

McSheffreyG - Valley A
by mcsheffrey
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Buzzer!
Replies: 47
Views: 1770

Re: The Buzzer!

Speaking as someone who has fairly good reflexes but was pretty poor at using the buzzer, I would say that good reflexes are not really the trick to mastering the buzzer. I would instead say that it really comes down to timing and that the technique you described should work just fine. I found the m...
by mcsheffrey
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 2060

Re: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was pretty sure of the answer on FJ but I was not especially confident. I thought the game Scotland Yard seemed somewhat likely to be described that way. I went away from it mostly because I suspected it was newer (after looking it up, it was released in 1983). Sherlock Holmes was obviously not a ...
by mcsheffrey
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 357: Autumn Assortment (all Q's revealed, final scores up)
Replies: 31
Views: 1180

Re: TD 357: Autumn Assortment

3) There are ten classes in the Dewey Decimal System, numbered 000, 100, and so on through 900. Given an alphabetical list of the classes, match one of them to the proper number. Sheep - 3 MarkBarrett, Tybalteon, mcsheffrey, classicroadster, Matt Knowles, maelinya, Vintsanity, xxaaaaxx Drop - Stepp...
by mcsheffrey
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 2990

Re: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Got as far as "eradication of that one disease.. you know, the only one that's been eradicated." Couldn't think of the name of the disease. :| Well I had the other half of it and couldn't get the eradication part. I knew about Jenner and cowpox but could not figure out what "breakthrough" might hav...
by mcsheffrey
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza (Final results)
Replies: 39
Views: 1489

Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza (Q1-Q6 revealed)

I was so certain Nick Faldo was from Zimbabwe until I looked it up and realized that I was thinking of Nick Price.
by mcsheffrey
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 20781

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

I beat Fritz Holznagel?! :o I assigned the Lebanon question a 3, and it was the only one he got right. He gave me a 3-pointer on Baghdad, even though geography is my best category. I still have no 3-pointers in the 60's ML, which I suppose is historically accurate because the NBA didn't have 3-poin...
by mcsheffrey
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 20781

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

I keyed on the wrong word for the Britten question--I thought the name would have to do with war, not with Britain, and wrote Guerra, who sounded vaguely familiar and is apparently a real guy, but I know of Britten and didn't even think of him for that question. Guessed toast and changed it to eggs...
by mcsheffrey
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 29, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 2514

Re: Friday, September 29, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I read through FJ once and thought I'd have trouble even coming up with a guess. On a second read though I connected archbishop with Victoria and it all made sense. Regarding the 2nd Ave subway, it's a project that's been talked about for decades and something finally being built was briefly making ...
by mcsheffrey
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 117
Views: 3874

Re: Monday, September 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Am I the only one who was thrown off by the look of the statue? The sailor looked too modern for the 19th century and I had a tough time determining that the thing he was holding was a big bird.
by mcsheffrey
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 20781

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Yesterday was a disaster, as I lost 0(0)-4(2). I'm kicking myself for not pulling John and Yoko (I love what the MCWA was on that one, too), but I honestly had zero chance at any of the others. Count me among the MCWA group. When they said "completely naked" I thought they could have meant "tastefu...
by mcsheffrey
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 20781

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

recognized polpette and köfte and remembered them as meaty things but went with sausage :( I would have lost anyway, but it still stings I recognized köfte first but remembered it served as spiced ground beef wrapped around a stick so I thought maybe they were all served on a skewer and therefore t...
by mcsheffrey
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--Round 6, Day 6
Replies: 87
Views: 1639

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--Round 6, Day 6

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2: SAT
4:
6: Ham
8: 4
10: Thunder Bay

3: North Carolina
6: California
9: Tennessee
12:
15: Missouri
by mcsheffrey
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--Round 6, Day 5
Replies: 88
Views: 1602

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--Round 6, Day 5

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2: Don Quixote
4: My Little Pony
6: Star Wars
8: larping
10: San Diego

3: Carmen
6:
9:
12: Alouette
15:
by mcsheffrey
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--Round 6, Day 4
Replies: 91
Views: 1746

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--Round 6, Day 4

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2: Wisconsin
4: Notre Dame
6: Wharton
8:
10:

3: Grateful Dead
6:
9:
12:
15:
by mcsheffrey
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--Round 6, Day 3
Replies: 91
Views: 1762

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--Round 6, Day 3

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2: cigarettes
4: Peter Falk
6: Six Million Dollar Man
8:
10: Felix Unger

3: New Delhi
6: shield
9: elephant
12: Bhagavad Gita
15: Brahma
by mcsheffrey
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--Round 6, Day 2
Replies: 93
Views: 1622

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--Round 6, Day 2

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2: Jefferson City
4: Annapolis
6: Frankfort
8: Concord
10: Carson City

3: Russia
6:
9: Fireproof
12: Pliny
15:
by mcsheffrey
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--Round 6, Day 1
Replies: 91
Views: 1645

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--Round 6, Day 1

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2: William Tell
4: Jay-Z
6: John Hancock
8: O Pioneers
10: Kafka

3: tamale
6: Tamil
9: Mr Tambourine Man
12: tatami
15: Hastings