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by Volante
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 2958

Re: Monday, September 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This, This, This... I just now learned what an on screen scoreboard is called - a scorebug. I've been calling it a chyron. Chyron is a generic term for any digitally-generated on-screen graphic (it comes from a brand name) -- all scorebugs are chyrons, but not all chyrons are scorebugs. Chyron is a...
by Volante
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL Season 90
Replies: 311
Views: 6930

Re: LL Season 90

I am glad to see that my hunch that I had been unlucky was proven true. I was the 1,897th least lucky LLama of the season. As I figured I would, I did set my personal record for being lucky at 178th. Where do you find this stuff??? ....oh, I didn't make that post. Some wonderful person calculates i...
by Volante
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 2958

Re: Monday, September 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Didn't need Seth Rogen's voice to get the Vancouver clue. If you Google "James Oglethorpe religious freedom", you get this: Oglethorpe himself led the first group of 114 colonists on the frigate Anne, landing at the site of today's Savannah on February 1, 1733. The original charter banned ...
by Volante
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 358
Views: 39133

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

Comedian Norm Macdonald dead at 61. At least according to this article. Can't find other confirmation. https://deadline.com/2021/09/norm-macdonald-dead-obituary-comedian-saturday-night-live-weekend-update-anchor-was-61-1234833212/ Norm has a J! connection, of course, as the man who played Burt Reyn...
by Volante
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL Season 90
Replies: 311
Views: 6930

Re: LL Season 90

Back to B...and not a season too soon.

An -18 diff between TCA and CAA...that's just not fun. That's Bishop Sycamore vs D1 *exhausted emoji*
by Volante
Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL Season 90
Replies: 311
Views: 6930

Re: LL Season 90

BWA voting is open. Is there a link where those of us who aren't eligible to vote can view the candidates? I feel like there used to be, but I can't find it anywhere. https://learnedleague.com/thorsten/vote.php?vbwa Meanwhile, I've punched my ticket back to B where I'm sure I'll feel much more rela...
by Volante
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL Season 90
Replies: 311
Views: 6930

Re: LL Season 90

triviawayne wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:33 am Because I couldn't name the Mark Hamill movie, but I could name the other three...I went with "Ford" :x
Ditto. Though it still wouldn't have helped me in the end any...
by Volante
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.
Replies: 240
Views: 43887

Re: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.

2021 Ig Nobels https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/09/feline-acoustics-the-smell-of-fear-and-more-receive-2021-ig-nobel-prizes/ Some winners (click through above for the whole list as well as explanations that make "Huh?!" become "Huh.") Biology Prize -- Citation: Susanne Schötz...
by Volante
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.
Replies: 240
Views: 43887

Re: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.

In light of current events, this story is of little importance. But... The Honus Wagner baseball card is once again the most expensive sports card ever sold. In that same vein, a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 is now the most expensive comic book selling for $3.6 mil. It introduced to the world an obs...
by Volante
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL Season 90
Replies: 311
Views: 6930

Re: LL Season 90

Type “shut up and” into google and you get dance, dance with me, drive. I’m sure I’ve heard “shut up and drive” as a song lyric. That was enough to swat away the hesitation about outdoor rec activity I believe thats a P!nk lyric... I got beered on yesterday to set a new record in CAA and TPA with s...
by Volante
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL Season 90
Replies: 311
Views: 6930

Re: LL Season 90

Took a 6(5)-6(4) tie yesterday. We both assigned Q6 (focus) zero. I got it right, my opponent got it wrong. I also thought of Cheers first, but realized quickly that The Golden Girls made more sense. I'm somewhat surprised that 10% would think Thorsten would refer to driving as an "outdoor rec...
by Volante
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Will you watch the Mike Richards episodes?
Replies: 69
Views: 4379

Re: Will you watch the Mike Richards episodes?

tl;dr Opus is an incredible nitpicker about poll questions and will parse every lexical, grammatical, and syntactical nuance to absolute death. https://www.gallup.com/careers/ In retrospect, this would've been a great fit. I'll take any reason to link Yes, Minister... https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
by Volante
Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 1257
Views: 318991

Re: J! in the Media

DBear wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:20 pm Dear Gawd, I am so done with talking about Mike Richards. The new season cannot come soon enough.
...or in your case, the -second- week of the new season!
by Volante
Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL Season 90
Replies: 311
Views: 6930

Re: LL Season 90

I'm pretty sure -this- time I'm getting relegated... last season the only thing that saved me was an opportune forfeit. Just not keeping up with A rundle TCAs anymore. And I was so close to having as many A wins as C wins...
by Volante
Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.
Replies: 240
Views: 43887

Re: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.

For the first time since the famine, the Republic of Ireland has a population over 5 million

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58399880
by Volante
Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL Season 90
Replies: 311
Views: 6930

Re: LL Season 90

grr...I was two letters off... Ontorhinolarynology
That hurts so much more than wildly missing it
by Volante
Sun Aug 29, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Take a guess
Replies: 16
Views: 1286

Re: Take a guess

econgator wrote: Sun Aug 29, 2021 10:22 pm There's a lot of games, so let's go with twice.
I'll take once then. They do reuse clues but even there they typically skip a year and often tweak the wording, so that pretty much rules out anything 15+ I'd say.
by Volante
Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL Season 90
Replies: 311
Views: 6930

Re: LL Season 90

I wonder why Heaven wasn't accepted for Paradiso? Based on others agreeing with you, I’m sure you have a valid point, but I have to ask why heaven should be accepted? I knew purgatory, and knew the third part would be regarding heaven, then couldn’t think of the actual word. The way I’m seeing this...
by Volante
Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL Season 90
Replies: 311
Views: 6930

Re: LL Season 90

I wonder why Heaven wasn't accepted for Paradiso? Good question. It seems like if Thorsten accepted Paradise and Purgatory, he should have also accept Heaven. How's everyone doing this season? It's been a bit rough for me. I'm about 40 points below my career QPct. I'm guessing it's been a little ch...
by Volante
Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Mayim Bialik next to go?
Replies: 42
Views: 2417

Re: Mayim Bialik next to go?

Haven't seen this on here, but this is saying that Ken Jennings past tweets sunk his chances when it looked like he was going to be the full time host. https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/sony-execs-reportedly-soured-on-ken-jennings-for-jeopardy-host-after-old-tweets-resurfaced/ar-AANP3rD?li=BBnbfcL ...