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by Lefty
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 228
Views: 5373

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Harpers Ferry was my answer for the military compound so since my opponent was from Frederick, Maryland my only question was whether to zero or one it. Unless of course I was wrong, but I didn't expect to be. I overdefended the trout question. I thought "Sappho" was the gimme of the day. Probably to...
by Lefty
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1294

Re: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I said Ibsen, assuming the "peers" mentioned in the clue were fellow Scandinavians on the Nobel committee, which doesn't really make sense, since surely he would have gotten the Nobel if the Nobel committee people thought he should have. Well, had Peer Gynt been among them... I think Rodrigo deserv...
by Lefty
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/9/19 week
Replies: 30
Views: 503

Re: FJs for the 9/9/19 week

I know the McArthur quote as "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away". He spoke both phrases. First he quoted the old barracks ballad, then announced his plan to emulate its hero. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: A good start. I was far from sure ...
by Lefty
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 228
Views: 5373

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

The only WNBA teams that I could think of were the Sparks and the Comets, and I thought that there was a good chance that at least one was defunct. I got lucky and went the right way on that one! Comets was my guess. The Liberty are the only current team I could have named confidently. I'm glad I d...
by Lefty
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1668

Re: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

thenextofken wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:11 pm
Anyone else get "Bowhunting" for Archery? How 'bout pronouncing ""Nguyen" as "Win?" Counted them both right.
I remember being told "just say win" by a Nguyen. Not to say that it was correct but simply the best that could realistically be hoped for.
by Lefty
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 228
Views: 5373

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I answered "pump and dump" because it sounded familiar. It didn't make much sense to me but I was hoping I'd misunderstood the question.

I was ready for something about Greenland to come up this season. I'm only sorry he asked about Iran first.
by Lefty
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 228
Views: 5373

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

For UBI, I guessed "universal brotherhood initiative". What we need right now. Who's with me? For the game show I guessed Price is Right, because I remember you try to guess closer to the right price than your opponent without going over, so you want to be "between" his guess and the actual price. O...
by Lefty
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 429 - All Music (FINAL STANDINGS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1705

Re: TD 429 - All Music

CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:22 am
disappointed no death or black metal
Or Black Death metal.
by Lefty
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 228
Views: 5373

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Not trying for a BWA (because seriously, why bother), but for the meeple question (which I had never heard of), I came up with Carcassapien. Me either, but my answer was portmanteauken. Not a good guess because it ignores an obviously large component of the clue, but I'm always happier with an answ...
by Lefty
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 228
Views: 5373

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I went with Richie (Rich) on the adopted sons question, dimly remembering Reginald, who alas is merely a cousin on the Van Dough side. I think "Rexha" would have sufficed to lead me to Albanian, but I happened to have observed Rita Ora shooting an ad near Times Square a few years ago and so looked h...
by Lefty
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3712
Views: 403622

Re: Reretaken Down

In case you don't check Sporcle every day, you might find this quiz in your wheelhouse. You will have to answer in less than thirty seconds, on average, but it is hoped that many of them won't require much thought. I wonder if its author posts here? Idly, though, not asking anyone to step forward. E...
by Lefty
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 3240

Re: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Calling Season 35 an "anniversary season" in the sense that it somehow marked a 35th anniversary is a little like calling your wedding day your first anniversary Or in today's annoying fashion, your "one-year anniversary". Game shows typically call milestone seasons (ending in 5 or 0) "anniversarie...
by Lefty
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek
Replies: 39
Views: 2030

Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Add my good wishes to everyone else's. Multiply, if that's allowed.
by Lefty
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2283

Re: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had never heard of Carle, either. I've never heard of Carle either. I'm another who didn't know who Carle is Seriously? None of you remember the Eric Carle museum category earlier this season? :roll: Why wouldn't I be serious? Too bad the author has never made an impression on me. And I don't rem...
by Lefty
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/22/19 week
Replies: 40
Views: 1270

Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Arabian Sea. I know a Kamran from Iran. Maybe that was why. I guessed Hotel California quickly thanks to my dim memory of Grammy lists (the album came out in 1976, but the award-winning title-track single not till 1977. So a be...
by Lefty
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2283

Re: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My only guess for FJ was Caldecott, though I figured that I would be in the wrong time period. I can't say that I have ever heard of the challengers' response. Well, if anybody was ever worthy. I had never heard of Carle, either. I did guess Sendak and my only other thought was Richard Scarry (who ...
by Lefty
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/15/19 week
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: FJs for the 7/15/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: Read the Lottery in school, read Devil in a Blue Dress and guessed its setting correctly though I had thought it was New Orleans. I was probably confusing "Easy Rawlins" with "Big Easy/Nawlins". I was nowhere near the right ...
by Lefty
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1784

Re: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Mrs Penguin and I both figured FJ was referring to the Compleat Angler guy, but neither of us could pull his name. I made it from there all the way to the first name (Isaak) but whiffed the surname with Singer realizing too late. Doubtful I could've gotten to the right surname... At least Isaac Bas...
by Lefty
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1784

Re: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Philliesfan02 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:27 pm
Got this fj in about 10 seconds. Walton was the first 1600s author to come to mind, then I remembered his most famous book, and I know an angler is a fish.
There is the anglerfish, but I'm guessing Walton's title employed the "fisherman" sense of the word. Otherwise, who was he writing for?
by Lefty
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2554

Re: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

And don't forget Charles (I couldn't find it yesterday).