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by boson
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Movie (and the like) Quiz -- General-purpose time-waster
Replies: 76
Views: 622

Re: Movie (and the like) Quiz -- General-purpose time-waster

French:
Manon Lescaut
Madame Bovary (are titles ok?)
Cyrano de Bergerac
(and therefore Roxanne)
by boson
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 161
Views: 11442

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

"The first round of play consists of two two-game matches played over three shows." Ummm, what? Why would you do that? Presumably there will be more chatting. I think J! is pretty proud of these all stars, and will have longer interviews and retrospectives on their lives (like what they have on the...
by boson
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 46
Views: 863

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

I picked DC for my audition city - it worked for cmp146. Hoping for my third audition (98 DC, 08 Toronto, 19?).
by boson
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 13338

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Absolute zero is - 273.15 C. If you convert the truncated number you get something different than the exact number.
by boson
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 13338

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Thanks... I don't think I'll ever win one of these 1DSs: I taught thermodynamics for several years (not by choice - but my penance is done) and knew all 12 quickly. I couldn't quite get the moneys right. The wording on the first law of thermodynamics question was odd, and confused me at first, so I ...
by boson
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 13338

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Missed the first question of electromagnetism, and missed my first chance to win a 1ds. I knew it was Oersted who first deflected a compass with an electric current, but misplaced him in Sweden, not Denmark. Lost to first place by 15 points. I know I can't tell those languages apart : I watched seas...
by boson
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 107
Views: 4273

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

And yet, an offensive player won the MVP. Julian Edelman had 10 catches for 140 yards for the Patriots. But shouldn't someone on the defence that stopped the rams from doing anything have won?
by boson
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 13338

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

I would have known two in the France final: the Olympic cities and Brillat-Savarin. And the latter one only because I watched a crap-ton of Iron Chef back in the day. Yeah, I should have had both of those - they were the only ones I was close to (said Val D'Isere instead of Grenoble for the third o...
by boson
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 13338

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Despite scoring well enough during the regular season in the France minileague to have won over half the groups, I got a big fat goose egg (oeuf d'oie?) in the final. There were some deep cuts and obscure facts answered by llamas on that one.
by boson
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/21/19 week
Replies: 22
Views: 620

Re: FJs for the 1/21/19 week

Meant to say Blair, said Brown thinking of the Clinton era Labour guy.

Know of the ruby yacht of Omar Khayyam, but connecting the line of poetry with them is another thing. (Hence the posting here to cement the memory. Sorry Pam, not longhand ).
by boson
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 13338

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

A whopping 2% for John Kalodner in the RnR ML. Whoever he may be. And that was my industry and my timeframe. And my Ozzy Osbourne MCWA guess scored higher than the actual answer(s). He sure looks like Rick Rubin, the guy behind the Beastie Boys, but the music listed wasn't them, or related. I said ...
by boson
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 13338

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

I knew from the sample questions that the France minileague was going to be tough... but ooh la la.

Not so proud of my 0(1) - 1(1) loss, but I'm not alone. Check out some of the groups, like group 1: https://learnedleague.com/mini/france/i ... p?mltabs=0
by boson
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1878

Re: Thursday, January 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The headshake at young people today was crickets heard for Fibber McGee’s partner. The Christie play also going TS surprised me more as that appeared in a clue last season. Watch the show people. It helps. I have zero idea how 'Fibber McGee' triggered 'Molly' in my brain. Seriously. None. And yet I...
by boson
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Request for information regarding an upcoming episode (POTENTIAL SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 2525

Re: Request for information regarding an upcoming episode (POTENTIAL SPOILERS)

Ok - no inside information here, so let's speculate.

How about: someone who bet more than they had in final?
by boson
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 13338

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Rundle in the Jundle update: The private rundle for JBoardies is coming down to the wire: Teapot37 is leading with 34 points and a 42 match point differential. In second place is SwanShadow with 33 point and a match point differential of 32. The winner of this match wins the rundle! I was hoping bei...
by boson
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 13338

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Thank you, Patkav, for generously missing stamp collecting and allowing me to not be relegated this season. It will give you a chance to avenge yourself next season! I have never heard of Quinn Martin. The weird "QM" names I came up with were quite marvelous. I also couldn't remember the name of the...
by boson
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL BWA Entries
Replies: 105
Views: 15622

Re: LL BWA Entries

For Survivor: "Later for you, sucker!" I had (as usual) no understanding of what Thorsten picked ("Developers developers developers developers") -- feel free to explain. This is from this horrifying Steve Ballmer video. I think Thorsten is letting his Microsoft history shine through. https://youtu....
by boson
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/10/18 week
Replies: 31
Views: 1256

Re: FJs for the 12/10/18 week

Despite the shared glory on the board, I missed two of the FJs last week. I missed psalms (stupidly said Ecclesiastes) but I was really at a loss on the "don't ever grow up" quote. Toys R Us didn't go out of business in Canada, and is still going strong for some reason - so maybe that is why I misse...
by boson
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 13338

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

I got bit yesterday by making assumptions based on the sex of my opponent. I assigned the beer question 3 and paisley 0. She got wort and missed paisley and I ended up with a 9(6)-9(5) tie and spoiling my first six-pack of the season. :( I was baffled that anyone would not put the 0 on Annie, yet s...
by boson
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1520

Re: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

19th century authors is a bad category title for this final: Kipling was 35 in 1900, and a lot of his work was written in the 20th century. If you know the answer, it probably won't throw you off, but it still seems odd.