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by 1stlvlthinker
Fri May 25, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 346

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Got promoted from E back into D (Bayou, Div 1). This SHOULD be where I belong, if I can stop playing James Harden level defense.
by 1stlvlthinker
Fri May 04, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 16743

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Finished in 5th place in Triathlon! I'd better enjoy this now, because I've NEVER come that close on any other 1D before.
by 1stlvlthinker
Tue May 01, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Final Results)
Replies: 74
Views: 1895

Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S.

How will #11 be scored if a cabinet department disappears between now and the time you do the scoring?
by 1stlvlthinker
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2887
Views: 161934

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

heppm01 wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:32 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:24 pm
Why is my recall so abysmal anyway?
Gee I dunno, maybe because you haven't implemented any of the hundreds of tips we've given you about how to improve?
He might not remember those tips.
by 1stlvlthinker
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2887
Views: 161934

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

That's the problem. "Lee" is such a generic name that I figured it was irrelevant Again, you keep asking us how we tease out answers, yet you proceed to reject every clue that's out there. Stop being willfully helpless. Also, if Lee is such a generic name, who else can you name with that last name ...
by 1stlvlthinker
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2887
Views: 161934

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

There's no question a curveball can be thrown on occasion, but you've got to go with the odds. This may be the best analogy yet. J! throws a steady stream of fastballs, and a lot of time they tip their pitches. Sure, if it comes in at you at 110 mph, you might not be able to hit it, and sometimes, ...
by 1stlvlthinker
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2887
Views: 161934

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

In all seriousness, "Almost no Jeopardy responses are going to be 'unambiguously' anything" is horseshit. Again, why not just make every clue "It's a thing"? There's a chance you could correctly guess Arby's bronco berry sauce, "Chocolate Rain", Baby Blues , The Cinema Snob, and duct tape to run th...
by 1stlvlthinker
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2887
Views: 161934

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

I still see nothing that leaves it absolutely unambiguously Seattle. Almost no Jeopardy responses are going to be "unambiguously" anything. Even fantastic Jeopardy players make educated guesses a lot of the time. I had never heard of that fire, but "Washington city" and $200 box, assuming the categ...
by 1stlvlthinker
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2887
Views: 161934

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

To address the point that TPH meant to make, it couldn't be any city in Washington in the top box. There's no way they'd ask about Richland, or Prosser, or Yakima in the top box. There are two, maybe four cities that it might be there: Seattle or Olympia, with a slight possibility of Tacoma or Spok...
by 1stlvlthinker
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2887
Views: 161934

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:48 pm
I figured "Christmas" was irrelevant background noise so I tuned it out too.
How the hell do you simultaneously ignore key words in the clues, then complain that there was no way to tease out the answer?
by 1stlvlthinker
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2887
Views: 161934

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

The clue: "This work was over 50 years old & excerpts had been popularized when it had its first full U.S. performance on Christmas Eve 1944 " How I interpreted it: "Blah blah blah something in Russia that happened sometime around the end of the 19th century. Could be a book, could be music, could ...
by 1stlvlthinker
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2887
Views: 161934

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

but the clue had houston in it...there are really only 2 notable schools in houston...rice and uni of houston...the musical instrument reference went over my head and didn't come up with reed i guess Okay, say you know that neither exists and are only going off the "Oryza sativa" part. There are lo...
by 1stlvlthinker
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2887
Views: 161934

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

I thought Delilah was by far the easiest in the Bible category. And how did they get Esther of all things? Yes to the first. To the second, maybe they're Jewish? Or maybe the same way I got Esther: picked it up somewhere and didn't forget. (I'm thinking I got it from when Jon Stewart still hosted T...
by 1stlvlthinker
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2887
Views: 161934

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

dhkendall wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:10 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:07 pm
davey wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:57 pm
TPH might enjoy The Shape of Water.
Why do you guys keep pegging me as a fantasy type?
Well, with your posts in this thread, most of us aren't pegging you as a reality type.
http://instantrimshot.com/
by 1stlvlthinker
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 16743

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

For some reason, I thought Sorry! was played with dice, not cards. Oh well.

Still got the win, and am guaranteed to be promoted back into D since I'm 2 points ahead of the last promotion spot, and didn't forfeit today.
by 1stlvlthinker
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 16743

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

I would love to know how cloaca hit 44% (didn't get it; NHOI) and Bay City Rollers got 50% (got it). I thought both were highly obscure. Cloaca was buried deep in my head somewhere. I think I heard it in context of chickens laying eggs. When I started the Match Day, I knew 0 answers for sure. A few...
by 1stlvlthinker
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2887
Views: 161934

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:18 pm
Whatever the case, it's still pretty clear that he's rather dedicated to his attempts. I have to wonder what could drive him to keep going for as long as he has.
Yeah, we wonder a lot about people like that.
by 1stlvlthinker
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 321
Views: 22011

Re: HQ Trivia

Volante wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:40 pm
1stlvlthinker wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:07 pm
How do these guys make money to pay people out?
If you're not buying product, you are the product.

See: Facebook, Cambridge Analytica.
...that should be a current events drop too...one sec...
Yeah.... that's what worries me. But what are they selling about me with this?
by 1stlvlthinker
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 321
Views: 22011

Re: HQ Trivia

How do these guys make money to pay people out?
by 1stlvlthinker
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 16743

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Johnblue wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:10 am
I spelled it “Rohinga” & I haven’t checked to see if that passed muster. I’ve seen a few reports on the nightly news but not for a while.
I spelled it the same way and did get credit for it.