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by boson
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 283
Views: 5494

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: 29
Views: 797

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.
by boson
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1128

Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I loved this final: interesting fact, demanding both high brow (mythology) and low brow (tv) knowledge. Very few would know it outright, but many should be able to figure it out. Bravo to the writers!
by boson
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 390
Views: 43963

Re: HQ Trivia

Audio and video for my phone don't work on wifi, but do on cellular data. I consider this a feature, not a bug.
by boson
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 283
Views: 5494

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Has anyone ever won the Maso trophy (most match points) in their league while being relegated?

I'm in striking distance of both, as my winless streak extends to 10 games.
by boson
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 283
Views: 5494

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

The midseason classic is done. Congrats to boardie Lampy for coming in second overall, and to Central for winning the league title! The sheer number of leagues is getting daunting - and coming in 45th (as Magnolia did) is not embarrassingly bad (about 350 points below median). Somehow - and googling...
by boson
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/3/18 week
Replies: 28
Views: 507

Re: FJs for the 12/3/18 week

Becky Thatcher <> Becky Sharp
by boson
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 283
Views: 5494

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Somehow I guessed cup stacking : I was looking for newish 'sports' with CS initials and hit on it. The number pattern could have been related to the size of the stacks ( I really know nothing about it), so it was worth a shot. I knew Achebe as an author from Nigeria, and I knew Fugard as a playwrigh...
by boson
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 283
Views: 5494

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Did everyone overthink the Milo question? Louvre + Aphrodite sculpture = Venus de Milo. Milo must be the island. I lost to a 9(5) because I gave this question a zero. I guess I would have lost to a 9(6) if my opponent got it... but that just feels inevitable instead of being bad defense on my part.
by boson
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 370
Views: 16403

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

And the 2007 ToC had two three-time champions, so the fourth would have gotten you in for sure. Not. Helping. :D Seriously though, it was so long ago I don't mind - and being on the show at all was an amazing experience. Best of retroactive luck Bruce! We used to play quizbowl against each other in...
by boson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 283
Views: 5494

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

I'm amazed that 50% of people knew Sentinelese. I immediately put a 3 on this for both my opponents, only for both to miss questions but not that one. Congrats Llamadom! Impressive knowledge. Conversely, I'm surprised at how few knew analytical engine (or the almost coin flip wrong answer of differe...
by boson
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! All-Star Fantasy League
Replies: 23
Views: 873

Re: J! All-Star Fantasy League

Robert K S wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:59 pm
So you can make all the worst picks and still go to Antarctica.
You don't have to make the worst pick on vacations unless you want to. Tahiti likely has better weather!
https://www.expeditions.com/destination ... xperience/
by boson
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! All-Star Fantasy League
Replies: 23
Views: 873

Re: J! All-Star Fantasy League

Here's my almost as unimaginative picks:
SpoilerShow
Ken is due to beat Brad...

Ken, Roger, Alex
by boson
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 283
Views: 5494

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

I watched season 1 of 'Broadchurch' on Netflix but couldn't dredge up the name yesterday. Whitechurch would have been a better name anyhow.

Lost to a six-pack from my LL nemesis.
by boson
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 390
Views: 43963

Re: HQ Trivia

Was that you BigDaddyMatty with the big $3500 win on HQ tonight? Congrats!
by boson
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy on Netflix
Replies: 15
Views: 1324

Re: Jeopardy on Netflix

The rights issues for Audio/Video clips are a thing. I think they're more of a thing than you think. I'm trying to think of the last time I saw a game with zero video clues. It's also a lot easier to clear a small number of episodes than is to clear nearly 8,000. Well, I'm sure Sony could do it if ...
by boson
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 283
Views: 5494

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Like a lot of people, when I saw Latka, I immediately said taxi driver (I am familiar with the show but never really watched Taxi ). Kaylee (from Firefly ) gave me a little pause, but I only watched that show through once, and I wasn't sure if that was her pre-ship job. Puddy from Seinfeld , I thin...
by boson
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Confetti Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 970

Re: Confetti Discussion

alietr wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:51 am
JayK33 wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:23 am
How do I get involved?
Follow Confetti on Facebook.
Unfortunately, no. Confetti is not available in Canada. There was, briefly, a Confetti Canada, but it is no longer operating.
by boson
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 283
Views: 5494

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

So far my season has been gentle to me. Including yesterday, when I got 3 right, but was given a handy forfeit. I was so close on the questions though: Osteology instead of osteopathy; Nevada (with just one border section a little squiggly), and said sausage and cabbage instead of potatoes and cabba...
by boson
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Confetti Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 970

Re: Confetti Discussion

It's this trivia game that hardly anyone knows about and therefore doesn't have hundreds of thousands of players like HQ and therefore gives some hefty prizes. Maybe ixnay on the Onfetticay thread, boss? Without lots of people playing it, it will be killed by Facebook more rapidly. You need a caref...