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by Lefty
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 272
Views: 6529

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Well, I remembered 1889 was the year of the Johnstown flood. It seemed odd that it should have had a "formal" beginning, but I could see celebrating the people who left before the bugle call. I mean, that's pretty smart, isn't it? Nothing to do with solving the question, but I don't like his use of ...
by Lefty
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 272
Views: 6529

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Remembering that John Stuart Mill by a mighty effort of will overcame his natural bonhomie and wrote "Principles of Political Economy", I didn't waste much time on that one. I didn't read as far as "taxation" because my eyes were already glazing over. On the other hand, I can't remember ever hearing...
by Lefty
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/3/19 week
Replies: 25
Views: 678

Re: FJs for the 6/3/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Regina just didn't come to me. Sorry, Canada. Ever since "Owls in the Family" I can only ever think of Saskatoon, though I know it isn't the capital. I guessed that "to be in the same time zone as Nazi Germany" suggested a country tha...
by Lefty
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 272
Views: 6529

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I have heard of Marat/Sade, but had no idea by whom where or when. I though "unter anleitung" might mean "under enlightment" so guessed it was the German version of "the Miracle Worker". I got half the South Africa question from my faint memory of a world leader anagrams category in the Summer Hiatu...
by Lefty
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3652
Views: 377556

Re: Reretaken Down

gnash wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:08 pm
Maybe this should be in the current events thread, but the Dear Leader has declared Moon to be part of Mars.
Perhaps they won it in the War of the Worlds? I didn't listen to the whole thing.
by Lefty
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 4282

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So long, Emma. It's been good to know you.
by Lefty
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 8223

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This is the first game I've actually watched in some time (thanks for the link, jpr281. And my good friends at Sony, of course). James was very good. I sensed he might have won on another day. I thought he showed great class in defeat, though I had my doubts until the end. I mean, clapping in Emma's...
by Lefty
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 8223

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So I guess I was wrong in that "breach of confidentiality" thread. I actually wasn't spoiled until this afternoon, on Facebook. Two compensations: I wasn't going to watch the game anyway, and it gives me an excuse to unfollow the particular moron. With KJ, somewhere around #13 was the last game I wa...
by Lefty
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/27/19 week
Replies: 28
Views: 717

Re: FJs for the 5/27/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Had no idea that "Life" was so old, but the last few words of the clue really, really seemed to point to it. I'm sure Michael Altman got it. I did have a rough idea of when "Monopoly" was invented. I remembered KJ's SpongeBob g...
by Lefty
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Breach of Confidentiality re James Holzhauer's Remaining Games in Season 35?
Replies: 21
Views: 1737

Re: Breach of Confidentiality re James Holzhauer's Remaining Games in Season 35?

I haven't actually looked at any of the posts in the thread. But its title rather suggests that he doesn't lose tomorrow.
by Lefty
Wed May 29, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 272
Views: 6529

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Noting on paper all the elements I could name, I did think of "Dubnium" but it's such a dumbassed name for an element I thought it more probable that I had invented it than that Thorsten would bother to write a question with such a boringly obvious answer as "J" and anyway why couldn't Jonesium or J...
by Lefty
Mon May 27, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/20/19 week
Replies: 32
Views: 912

Re: FJs for the 5/20/19 week

Never seen the movie Glory . I've heard Matthew Broderick's performance is laughably bad. That's easy to believe. He seems like one of those actors so much of his time that he couldn't be believable in a period piece. This isn't necessarily an insult since I'd put Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart in th...
by Lefty
Sun May 26, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/20/19 week
Replies: 32
Views: 912

Re: FJs for the 5/20/19 week

In the now lost first draft of Hamlet, Hamlet tells Ophelia "Get thee to a nunnery." Ophelia asks how she should get there. Hamlet says "take thee a train" :D Flexor pollicis longus & extensor pollicis brevis up. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Have seen Glo...
by Lefty
Fri May 24, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 1 info
Replies: 18
Views: 975

Re: Season 1 info

Please cancel my subscription.
by Lefty
Fri May 24, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 3127

Re: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Never heard of the Sherman brothers. There were actually two sets of Sherman Brothers. Richard and Robert Sherman did Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the animated Charlotte's Web, It's a Small World, you're sixteen, and many other songs. Their father and Uncle were also songwriters. Then the...
by Lefty
Thu May 23, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 272
Views: 6529

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

econgator wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 2:08 pm
SenseiCAY wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 1:43 pm


#@%$!! There was a rhyme!
The first 2 did, but not the third. Not that it would have helped me in the slightest.
I hope it doesn't count against my poetry score.

Btw, do we have less space now to type our defensive points? There's still room for one digit but I felt a bit claustrophobic.
by Lefty
Sun May 19, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/13/19 week
Replies: 28
Views: 968

Re: FJs for the 5/13/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Joseph Campbell on Thursday. My struggle with underthinking continues. Saw Roots, didn't read it. Haven't read Campbell but people talk about him to me. I did the Ancestry.com DNA test recently, and the NatGeo one a while ago. ...
by Lefty
Sun May 19, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 2016

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not sure wherefore the Nat Geo discussion, as the response that seems to have sparked it was "National Geog.", which conceivably could have been dinged as too-little-yet-too-much à la "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart". My guess is it would not, as "geog." is a common enough abbreviation of "geographic" ge...
by Lefty
Tue May 14, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1645

Re: Monday, May 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't know the name Lee Radziwill at all, so no judgment here. Damn, I guess I forgot to introduce you. She was the other girl downstairs, between Liza and Tru. For some reason I said Crimson for colourful Alabama school. Might be my biggest error in weeks. You were probably thinking of Clemson ...
by Lefty
Sun May 12, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/6/19 week
Replies: 18
Views: 744

Re: FJs for the 5/6/19 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( I guess I underthought Monday's. The "grassy"/Whitman connection seemed deep enough for the teacher's tourney. "Good grief" was the first thing that sprang to mind on Wednesday, but as it didn't make any sense I kept thinking and "sec...