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by Volante
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL BWA Entries
Replies: 80
Views: 7470

Re: LL BWA Entries

econgator wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:41 pm
So, I just saw that for the I _____ the Body _____, someone put Jesse and Ventura.

How does that not get a BWA nod? If you you ever needed proof that Thorsten has zero sense of humor, I give you exhibit A.
BWA's probably dead. Haven't seen one all season.
by Volante
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/18/18 week
Replies: 18
Views: 210

Re: FJs for the 6/18/18 week

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

Mon - Spirograph
Wed - Joke (one of Haydn's string quartets...not even a symphony)

Have seen Vertigo
by Volante
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 930

Re: Friday, June 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Breaking Bad got me Schwartz. Walter White's business partner was named Schwartz and they named their company 'Gray Matter' as a pun combining black and white. Certainly a valid way (and one of the best shows ever), but I would have thought most would get it from Black Forest = Schwarzwald. I didn'...
by Volante
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 930

Re: Friday, June 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Breaking Bad got me Schwartz. Walter White's business partner was named Schwartz and they named their company 'Gray Matter' as a pun combining black and white.

Not quite an insta-final, but pretty close.
by Volante
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 28
Views: 861

Re: Thursday, June 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

His get of Doug Jones was impressive. You mean the guy that was in the news so prominently throughout November and December due to the very well publicized Alabama special election?? ;) (Or because he lives in Vancouver, he might not be expected to follow US politics?). Considering 80% of us couldn...
by Volante
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 405
Views: 26749

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

ABC has put in an order for 10 episodes of Roseanne Without Roseanne, "The Connors"
https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/rosean ... 202854210/

Meanwhile, Marvel's New Warriors is still being shopped for a home. Could've given it that timeslot, ABC.
by Volante
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 28
Views: 861

Re: Thursday, June 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

His get of Doug Jones was impressive. You mean the guy that was in the news so prominently throughout November and December due to the very well publicized Alabama special election?? ;) (Or because he lives in Vancouver, he might not be expected to follow US politics?). Considering 80% of us couldn...
by Volante
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 264
Views: 6401

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

"Rarebit" isn't lepus related...gotta be something else... :evil:
(I ended up putting down 'hare of the dog')

And curse you Clyde Bruckman for not saying who the Big Bopper lost the coin flip to!
by Volante
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 405
Views: 26749

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44559261
Koko the gorilla, who is said to have been able to communicate by using more than 1,000 hand signs, has died in California at the age of 46.
...
The gorilla...could understand 2,000 words of spoken English.
by Volante
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 1076

Re: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Right composer, wrong piece...and not even a symphony either. Went with 'Joke' which turns out to be one of his string quartets. And in case anyone guessed Miracle, the symphony -named- Miracle debuted in 1791 while the symphony the miracle happened at was a 1794 release (also, it assumes Haydn cut ...
by Volante
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 1681

Re: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ukraine isn't considered landlocked. Being on a sea that isn't enclosed doesn't qualify as landlocked either; I guess I could have been more precise. Contrast Ukraine with Kazakhstan. Seems the Dardanelles and Bosporus are a smidge wider than a typical river. I just wonder where the cutoff is, widt...
by Volante
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 1681

Re: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Most geographic sources consider the Delaware River from Philadelphia downstream to be part of the Atlantic Ocean, and therefore not making Pennsylvania landlocked. I'm glad Ali got the Joe Frazier question. Maybe they'll have one on Sonny Liston or George Foreman tomorrow. I was very surprised to ...
by Volante
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 264
Views: 6401

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

So cryology isn't a thing? (Me: "Cryogenics! Wait...that's not study, that's just freezing dead bodies for future dethawing. It's probably cryo something though... ology? Sure, why not.")

I deserve that loss...

Edit: And apparently cryology was the MCWA. I'm actually surprised at that.
by Volante
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 405
Views: 26749

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Beyonce and Jay-Z released a new album, their first joint work, Everything is Love The video for 'Apeshit' was filmed in the Louvre. It's a Tidal exclusive, so I suppose this is how Tidal plans to stay in operation... https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/beyonce-and-jay-z-drop-surprise-album-everything...
by Volante
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 405
Views: 26749

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Walgreens (WBA (Walgreens Boots Alliance)) will replace GE (GE) on the DJIA on June 26

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-walg ... SKBN1JF359
by Volante
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 405
Views: 26749

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Beyonce and Jay-Z released a new album, their first joint work, Everything is Love The video for 'Apeshit' was filmed in the Louvre. It's a Tidal exclusive, so I suppose this is how Tidal plans to stay in operation... https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/beyonce-and-jay-z-drop-surprise-album-everything-...
by Volante
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 264
Views: 6401

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Thank you(?) COPD commercials and your pneumococcal pneumonia. That led me to streptococcus and it was smooth sailing from there.

Deciding between Black Sea and Arctic Ocean, knew Volga had an interior delta, not an oceanic.
I just mentally moved the Volga to the Black Sea... :oops:
by Volante
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 1492

Re: Monday, June 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I disagreed with that reversal. "Blow out" is a type of sale, just as "liquidation" is a type of sale. And a sale may be of both types simultaneously. But "blow out" is not a type of liquidation sale any more than "liquidation" is a type of blow out sale. Some searching shows 'blow out' is used wit...
by Volante
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 1492

Re: Monday, June 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Look at it this way... if a question asked for acceleration and you answered "speed" instead, would that warrant a BMS? I was scratching my head over the initial acceptance of the answer. Growth alone would have been fine given the category. GDP is only a measure of the economy itself and whatever ...
by Volante
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 1492

Re: Monday, June 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I don't see why GDP wasn't good enough. I'd have thought it qualified as an acronym that was understood enough as an answer, but I guess not? Definitely don't agree that it should've been negged after the fact if they wanted "gross domestic product" in full, anyway. At least it didn't really affect...