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by Volante
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: Monday, September 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

$18,800 and a :oops:. Picked George V, who was the son of Edward VII. Boo hiss indeed. Same. "Oh, it's the one who came after Victoria. Lessee... Elizabeth...George 6...Edward 8...George 5...Victoria." *scribbles down George V* "Nice little clue, just the right number of steps." (30 seconds later) ...
by Volante
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 507
Views: 42090

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

https://lifehacker.com/the-new-dick-move-for-winning-scrabble-1829271408 Merriam-Webster just updated the official Scrabble dictionary for the first time in four years...adding some new words like bizjet (opening with the plural bizjets gets you 120 points)—plus some old words that are finally deeme...
by Volante
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 507
Views: 42090

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

by Volante
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 507
Views: 42090

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Eldrick Go on... https://deadspin.com/tiger-woods-wins-first-tournament-since-2013-1829258292 With a score of -11 after the final day of play on Sunday, Tiger Woods earned himself a two-stroke win in the Tour Championship, the final individual tournament of this season’s PGA calendar. It was his fi...
by Volante
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/17/18 week
Replies: 32
Views: 425

Re: FJs for the 9/17/18 week

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

Seen East of Eden and probably all of the classic Wile E. cartoons.
by Volante
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3024
Views: 216083

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

There are literally no mountains over 22,841ft outside Asia. Because everyone can size a mountain to the ones place, right? Round it up to 23,000 then. Still. That's hardly a standout number. Everest could be 23K. Mount Arvon could be 23K. The Eiffel Tower could be 23K. 22841 may not be, but 24000 ...
by Volante
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3024
Views: 216083

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

I'll give you the Shakespeare play since that has not come up since January 2016. Pretty obscure play too for the top row, given its company Going to add this one though: Where in the clue did it even say Asia? OH WAIT IT DIDN'T. "The 750,000 people of Bhutan live in these mountains, which include ...
by Volante
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 957

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: 11261

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: 276
Views: 6249

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: 926

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: 865

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: 276
Views: 6249

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: 507
Views: 42090

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: 276
Views: 6249

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: 507
Views: 42090

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: 865

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: 276
Views: 6249

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: 587

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: 276
Views: 6249

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...