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by boson
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 4420

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

It took until my 337th career match day, but I finally drank my first beer. Roots was an educated guess and the wording of the Figaro clue threw me a little bit at first, but I kept telling myself that I was pretty sure that that was the opera that Count Almaviva was from. I was 100% sure on the ot...
by boson
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 994

Re: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:27 pm
I said Asunción, which appears to be incorrect.
Yup - I made the same mistake. Wikipedia says the Portuguese name of the island is Ilha da Ascensão.
by boson
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 4420

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Rundle in the Jundle has also become a very competitive place. Teapot has his accustomed spot atop the standings, but I'm trying to claw my way up (tough going, though) This is why I spent several hours mulling the "thug" question. I was pretty sure I needed to get them all right to tie you - and I...
by boson
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 4420

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

"Thug" was easier if you remember Temple of Doom - the Thuggee cult and their worship of Kali was prominent in that film. There's a poll on the LL forum asking how everyone got this one. It was all Tupac's "Thug Life" for me. I went as far as writing down possible answers including cabal, assassin,...
by boson
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TCONA 8
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: TCONA 8

Bumping this thread to say that cmp146 and I have booked tickets/hotel/conference for TCONA8! We're looking forward to it - haven't been to something like this since the last NAQT Nationals I went to last century... but this sounds way more fun.

Anyone want to join us on a quizbowl team?
by boson
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 4420

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I was convinced when I first read the Webster question that "second-most (but definitely not first-most)" was a tease out pointing to The New England Primer but was unable to recall that book's author. I then regrouped and put together that grammar and spelling with "pioneering American author and ...
by boson
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2199
Views: 233601

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Peachbox wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:13 am
Oh my goodness :o I just received an invite to audition in San Francisco on July 12 at 2 p.m. :)
Good luck Peachbox! Knock 'em dead.
by boson
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 4420

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Knew that Stallone and Arnold were the leaders in the Expendables, and only Sly has been in 2 successful multiple film roles. You got lucky there: Terminator and Conan each have 3+ movies. I completely missed the movie question - my tolerance for comic book movies is gone, so I figured I missed sev...
by boson
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3409
Views: 315818

Re: Reretaken Down

So, I passed Tanzanian ambassador's car today, and was thinking about how Tanzania was a portmanteau. Then I tried to think of any other countries whose name is a portmanteau and couldn't come up with any. Are there any others? Looks like there was a Senegambia for a while, but otherwise, no, there...
by boson
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 341
Views: 25098

Re: HQ Trivia

Woohoo - 70 bucks tonight! I like these big payout HQ episodes. :mrgreen:
by boson
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 4420

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I think that not accepting "Roosevelt Doctrine" for "Roosevelt Corollary" is ticky-tack. But amazingly, "Theodore Roosevelt" was accepted. *shrug* Grrr. I'm not going to talk softly about this. Edit: my misquoting of TR was a mistake, but definitely adds a slight taste of irony to the post. I'm lea...
by boson
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 341
Views: 25098

Re: HQ Trivia

Are the questions and answers logged somewhere? I'm curious about the difficulty levels. I believe Sg is cataloging them for himself, but I'm not aware (caveat: I haven't really looked) of a public compendium. https://hqtriviaarchive.com/ I just found this now, and I'm a little disappointed it give...
by boson
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 4420

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Ohio State used to be in the CCHA with Lake Superior St. and Michigan Tech. I'm glad that there were enough people who knew about these two colleges to keep it from being in the single digits. I thought I knew both colleges but I said 'Superior State' (leaving off the Lake) and was ruled wrong. Sur...
by boson
Thu May 31, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 341
Views: 25098

Re: HQ Trivia

They found a sponsor to provide $100,000 for Game 1 of the NBA Finals, $200,000 for Game 2, and so forth, up to a potential game 7. This is going to be a stinker of a series, so it would be merciful for both basketball fans and the sponsor if the Warriors could wrap things up in five. But I won $21...
by boson
Thu May 31, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2199
Views: 233601

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Well if I believed in weather gods I would definitely have a persecution complex today. Yesterday as I was about to depart from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, (YYT) for my audition this afternoon in New York City, my flight was cancelled due to a freak wind and rain storm. Winds of 70 mph and to...
by boson
Thu May 31, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 4420

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Friendly reminder : no discussion about ANYTHING of the day's questions (vague or specific, offense or defense) until the results are released.

Good luck all!
by boson
Tue May 29, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1391

Re: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

FJ! wasn't that hard, but it's really easy to overlook New Zealand when big ol' Australia is right there, too. Seems like such an easy mistake that I made. I agree - Australia isn't a bad guess. I got it from this FJ: http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=4726 Category: The Other Side of the Wo...
by boson
Tue May 29, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1391

Re: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

On DD2 I will guess Virginia did not know where to locate Gothenburg? I wonder if she gets it right if she knew the country? I had it down to the 50/50 of Volvo and Saab. I assume others in that situation would come up with the same coin flip in various proportions. Since Saab hasn't made cars sinc...
by boson
Thu May 24, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 4420

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

sillymoose wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 9:08 pm
Thanks again to boson for referring me! I'm excited to be starting in R Magnolia
Glad to have you!

AMag is populated with 5 boardies/former boardies. We lost Colby Burnett to another league so our TOC champ cachet has dropped a bit. Looking forward to LL77!
by boson
Sat May 19, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/14/18 week
Replies: 28
Views: 826

Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

I got plumbum for lead and lumbar for part of the back, but didn't know plumbago. Plumbar ain't right.