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by Volante
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 26
Views: 652

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: 404
Views: 26241

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: 26
Views: 652

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: 259
Views: 5882

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: 404
Views: 26241

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: 26
Views: 798

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: 65
Views: 1432

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: 65
Views: 1432

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: 259
Views: 5882

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: 404
Views: 26241

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: 404
Views: 26241

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: 404
Views: 26241

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: 259
Views: 5882

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: 1333

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: 1333

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: 1333

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...
by Volante
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/11/18 week
Replies: 24
Views: 572

Re: FJs for the 6/11/18 week

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

Tue - Black Beauty

Sackbut probably wouldn't have been enough, I'd've probably said tuba
by Volante
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1640

Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The more I read about this, the worse this clue becomes. To wit: a star called Alrescha, the knot However, if you look at the wiki article on Alrescha (a.k.a. Alpha Piscium) : "The system bore the traditional name Alrescha (alternatively Al Rescha, Alrischa, Alrisha) derived from the Arabic الرشآء ...
by Volante
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1409

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

Ascension somewhere shortly after the 20th second, but my scribbling motion on my desk leads me to believe I'd get it in time.

Family Guy shoutout!
SpoilerShow
by Volante
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 404
Views: 26241

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Stephen Hawking's ashes were laid to rest in Westminster Abbey between Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton in Scientist's Corner.
His memorial stone includes the equation "describing the entropy of a black hole."

https://twitter.com/wabbey/status/1007541126302175233