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by alietr
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL BWA Entries
Replies: 118
Views: 17880

Re: LL BWA Entries

For Aaron Spelling's last series before he died, I went with "Heaven Couldn't Wait". I knew 'heaven' was in there, but no way I was pulling that one.
by alietr
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 302
Views: 7882

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

RJRouge wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:59 am
I'm pretty keen on geography and still had no hope on Meadows. I am disappointed that my submission of "L'Anse aux Calrissian" didn't seem good enough for a BWA, though.
Am I missing something? I thought BWAs only show up at the end-of-season voting nowadays.
by alietr
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 4158
Views: 609084

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:14 pm
Muffy’s game show rap sheet has a lot of items and let me know if I missed something. Tough year for wildcards with 8300 not enough and 8850 last in.
She was also the +1 for Peter Morris (her brother) on 12/10/18 (they were in the Green Room with me).
by alietr
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 302
Views: 7882

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Said Sydney for Melbourne- still don't get the name connection to William Lamb You didn't need to know Lamb to get this one; just the Port Phillip Bay connection, which appeared in the $2K Birthplaces clue on J! just last Tuesday. http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6318&highlight=melbourne C...
by alietr
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1670

Re: Friday, June 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I assumed they meant the disease had been eradicated worldwide, so I went with smallpox. Are there any other diseases that are considered to have been completely eradicated? As has been mentioned, polio is still extant in some Third World countries. IIRC, one of the ruses that was used to discover w...
by alietr
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 216
Views: 15731

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

On FB there was a post about a pub trivia night and J! contestant coordinators coming up in Washington, D.C., so Austin's place has company for that format of potentially finding contestants. Yeah, Mehrun is apparently setting that up. It is at 7PM tomorrow night at Cafe Saint-Ex. Anyone who wants ...
by alietr
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 302
Views: 7882

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Detection and Reflection here. The answer doesn't quite resonate with me, and these constructs and acronyms are something I usually latch onto. (my fave is still the old "TWAIN" term from computer scanner days, allegedly for "Technology without an interesting name". This is actually untrue, but sti...
by alietr
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 302
Views: 7882

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Let's review this debacle: 1) Didn't RTFQ and answered Muses. D'oh! 2) Lost the coin flip on Domino's/Pizza Hut 3) Went with Distance and Ranging for the miss. 4) Of course my sole get was the hardest question. 5) Had no clue. Not my forte at all. 6) Totally misinterpreted the 'sooner' to mean soldi...
by alietr
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL BWA Entries
Replies: 118
Views: 17880

Re: LL BWA Entries

Useless Game I'm Not Gonna Waste Time or Money On
by alietr
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 36 Changes & Predictions
Replies: 47
Views: 2335

Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

I wonder if anyone has ever tried to bet more than the maximum allowed bet. I'm sure they'd edit it out, but I wonder if anyone has ever tried, whether accidentally or joking.
by alietr
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 302
Views: 7882

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I have an econ degree and don't remember ever hearing the name David Ricardo. The 6% on grisaille I can believe, but I'm skeptical of 14% knowing Ricardo (especially with almost double that on the MCWA (among them, mine)). But my opponent thought I would, so I did manage to take down my rundle's le...
by alietr
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 302
Views: 7882

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I am not sure what you mean by "skeptical of 14%" and how it relates to the MCWA %. Smith is a reasonable Hail Mary answer because he is by far the best known British (though definitely not English !) classical economist. And some fraction of those 26% may have just put down "Smith" because they do...
by alietr
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Best Ever Trivia Show" [Spoilers]
Replies: 23
Views: 1353

Re: Fun with GSN's "Best Ever Trivia Show" [Spoilers]

Knew the final question in the final round because the exact same question is in the AP Knowledge topic in QuizUp. Except the question is asked in reverse. "If you gather a sample of X people, there is a 50% chance that 2 of them will have the same birthday. What is X?" Answer: 23 That's an old sta...
by alietr
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Best Ever Trivia Show" [Spoilers]
Replies: 23
Views: 1353

Re: Fun with GSN's "Best Ever Trivia Show" [Spoilers]

Got around to watching the first two shows. I have to say that if I didn't know people on the show, I probably wouldn't continue watching. I agree, the pace is a bit too slow. I think if you're going up against experts, the quality of the contestants has to be higher as well. And winning $5k on WWTB...
by alietr
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 302
Views: 7882

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I have an econ degree and don't remember ever hearing the name David Ricardo. The 6% on grisaille I can believe, but I'm skeptical of 14% knowing Ricardo (especially with almost double that on the MCWA (among them, mine)). But my opponent thought I would, so I did manage to take down my rundle's lea...
by alietr
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3652
Views: 378355

Re: Reretaken Down

I've always loved the intellectualism of They Might Be Giants:

by alietr
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 302
Views: 7882

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I managed to totally misread the Harrison Ford question. I thought it was asking about multiple roles in the same movie, didn't read the names, saw "President" and instinctively answered Peter Sellers. Fortunately, I was given a zero on that one and eked out the win.
by alietr
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 4627

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

jeff6286 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:58 pm
What this could do is lead to a great moment if she ever makes the onstage finals at a crossword tournament, and dramatically reveals that she is not left-handed.
I knew we kept you around for a reason.
by alietr
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Your Screenname: What inspired it?
Replies: 299
Views: 28155

Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

No veterinarian I ever worked for did this, either. They would just put the pet's name and in parenthesis have canine, feline, whatever. And what would happen if someone actually had Q as a middle initial? It's a miracle that John Quincy Adams lived 80 years despite being prescribed pet meds his en...
by alietr
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 346
Views: 18956

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Volante wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:46 am
73rd Tony Awards ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/73rd_Tony_Awards )
Hadestown wins Best Musical
The Ferryman wins Best Play

Please leave Charon themed puns in Retaken Down
To hell with that!