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by Volante
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 740

Re: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"12? Rat and dragon? Sounds like the Chinese zodiac. Um...Confucius? No that doesn't make sense...was it a Buddhist thing? Eh, sure, Buddha." Whatever works. Same thought process here. And of course the astronomy category was left for the end. AGAIN! *grumble grumble $1800 left on the board...*
by Volante
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL BWA Entries
Replies: 97
Views: 11184

Re: LL BWA Entries

Entertainment/sports group of Texans on Nickelodeon:
Rockapellya'll

Though I was all but certain WitWiCS? aired on PBS I figured it was worth the stretch
by Volante
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 270
Views: 5679

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

I'm friends with my opponent from yesterday on Facebook, so I knew he was a booze connoisseur (he's been "brand ambassador" for two businesses with "spirits" in their name, and another job title on his profile is "drinks writer"), and that he's currently traveling through Italy, so I gave him 0 for...
by Volante
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 19
Views: 878

Re: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Woof wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:37 am
BTW, for those calling Alex's current beard a goatee: it's not. It's a van Dyke. If he gets rid of the mustache and soul patch regions, then it will be a goatee.
Does that mean it also speaks in a horrible Cockney accent?
by Volante
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 801

Re: Monday, September 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Reese’s story was about being a bourbon enthusiast while none of the players got the French royal house clue. Let alone that the others didn't get it. When HE didn't get it, all I could think of was "What IRONY!" I muffed that one hilariously. "Royal house? Uhh... Versailles?..." Cause they listed ...
by Volante
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 270
Views: 5679

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Bulleit was my scale tipper: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulleit_Bourbon Glad that worked, but of course that's a lucky hint since the county is spelled differently than the bourbon and the distillery isn't even in Bullitt County. Turns out four out of five listed counties are in BOTH Tennessee a...
by Volante
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 498
Views: 41468

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Eliud Kipchoge, gold medal winner in the men's marathon at the 2016 Rio Olympics, breaks the world record in the marathon by 76 seconds at the Berlin Marathon. The record now stands at 2:01:39. note that like so many great distance runners, he is Kenyan Looks like I missed this last year... For Bre...
by Volante
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 270
Views: 5679

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Requoting to say that yesterday blew those days out of the water in terms of difficulty. Funny, I’ve really been struggling this season, but Monday was one of the days where I felt the beer was in reach, yet ended up with just 4 right because I thought Fort Knox was in TN Fort Knox is in KY, but Kn...
by Volante
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 498
Views: 41468

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Japanese billionaire, entrepreneur and online fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa [was chosen to be SpaceX's first lunar orbit passenger.] He is expected to lift-off on the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a launch system unveiled by Mr Musk in 2016. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45550755 So app...
by Volante
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 801

Re: Monday, September 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A pika, when reached for comment on their mention as a clue, replied, "EEEEEP!"
by Volante
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 270
Views: 5679

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Funny, I was just looking at my stats for the year and I am down about 6% in correct answer percentage. Then I looked at the get rates for the last few seasons and for this year and its been much harder. For LL75-LL77, correct % leaguewide was between about 50.5% and 51.5% and this season so far is...
by Volante
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ!s for the 9/10/18 week
Replies: 21
Views: 533

Re: FJ!s for the 9/10/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Wed - '-ine'
Linear Gnome wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:07 pm
I do not plan to watch the draft because I'm not on Facebook.
Should be a checkbox for this option
by Volante
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 270
Views: 5679

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

It took me until this morning to figure out what the heck Thorsten was going for with that Lord North question. Yeah, I guess there was no Lord Ottoman. I ended up in the wrong war. I guessed that he was looking for the Civil War and after some though put Lord Grey. Same, well, I went with Earl Gre...
by Volante
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1115

Re: Friday, September 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I should've capitalized it. Sorry.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4492&p=273373#p273373

Unlike Morrison, that time it paid off :lol:
by Volante
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 270
Views: 5679

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Anybody else snap-answer Looking Glass for the Brandy question? Yes, me. That one was so in my wheelhouse that it's embarrassing. It was an obvious defensive three-pointer, too. How many people are going to remember Looking Glass? Doh! Everyone who puts the the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundt...
by Volante
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 270
Views: 5679

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

When I miss things like Scott Morrison being the PM of Australia, it makes me feel like I'm not a serious trivia player. Like, it's 1 page back in the Current Events thread. Why am I not reviewing that thing every night before I open the day's questions? It makes me mad at myself. Would have turned...
by Volante
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1227

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

Amusingly, Bedtime for Bonzo premiered in Indianapolis, though Reagan was not in attendance according to the clipping. It was also ~11 years too late. https://ia800502.us.archive.org/BookReader/BookReaderImages.php?zip=/23/items/motionpicturedai69unse/motionpicturedai69unse_jp2.zip&file=motionpictur...
by Volante
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1091

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

opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:42 am
Volante wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:19 am
But what if you've never heard the pronunciation and know French loves it's superfluous ending letters?
Almost as much as we love our superfluous apostrophe's.
All language's need their quirk's
by Volante
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 270
Views: 5679

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Ricky Bobby cost me a perfect, could not dredge up Talladega at all. As penance, I've put it on the top of my Netflix queue.
by Volante
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1091

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

Since we don't nasalize, I'm not seeing how the added "e" definitively changes the pronunciation in English. Heroine, valentine, and gasoline are all variously pronounced. This seems as ticky tack as the "k-ru-soe" vs "kru-soe" talk yesterday. Even without nasalization, Guillotin's last syllable st...