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by mcsheffrey
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 1775

Re: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'd be curious, of those who got the correct answer, how many started with Warren and how many with Warner. I started trying to think of a VA senator, came up with nothing and then got Warren quickly when I switched to MA. The names were close enough that I was able to remember Mark Warner although...
by mcsheffrey
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 567
Views: 14165

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Ugh, I was one word away from a perfect score and what might have been my best and only chance to sit atop A Valley (albeit in a tie). I was so excited when I figured out what made the play significant but then could only get as close as "My American Cousin" for the play's name. Oh well, I was prett...
by mcsheffrey
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 567
Views: 14165

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

In my mind "Basil III" was simplified to "the Pope" and I paid no attention to the name. And after further reading I realize that my assumption of Basil being a pope was way off base. Grand Duke of Moscow makes way more sense. I thought it was common trivia knowledge Moscow considered itself the Th...
by mcsheffrey
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 567
Views: 14165

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

In retrospect, the key was Basil III --> St. Basil's Cathedral, Red Square. I had no clue so I put Avignon Oh man, I completely missed that connection. In my mind "Basil III" was simplified to "the Pope" and I paid no attention to the name. I also didn't consider anything that far east because it w...
by mcsheffrey
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 567
Views: 14165

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I managed a lucky 8(4)-7(5) win since my opponent gave me 0 for Moscow and 1 for the basketball siblings. I knew that I'd seen a picture of the basketball siblings before and went through a ton of guys I knew to be hall of famers hoping that one would lead me to the eureka moment but I just never go...
by mcsheffrey
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 1554

Re: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I completely whiffed on FJ. I'm slightly too old to have grown up with it and only ever experienced it through my kids as a card game and TV show.
by mcsheffrey
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 567
Views: 14165

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: 567
Views: 14165

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: 567
Views: 14165

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: 2304

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: 2713

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: 1482

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: 3617

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: 1852

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: 25631

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: 25631

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: 2884

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: 4639

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: 25631

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: 25631

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...