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by alietr
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 262
Views: 4840

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:03 pm
I'm glad my opponent didn't know I work for Boeing. He probably wouldn't have given me two points for the Lion Air question if he had!
So, Kirk, been working on any pilot override systems lately?
by alietr
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 262
Views: 4840

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:17 am
alietr wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:12 am
I can't believe that 37% of llamas made the same careless mistake as me and StevenH ... using the wrong tense of 'jump'.
I can't believe that anyone on my Facebook friends list missed this question.
I do hang my head in shame.
by alietr
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 262
Views: 4840

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

I can't believe that 37% of llamas made the same careless mistake as me and StevenH ... using the wrong tense of 'jump'.
by alietr
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 822

Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

25 second solve for FJ. I was able to quickly eliminate the first five books, all of the ones named after people, and ones like Jugdes/Kings/Chronicles, and ended up with a Psalms/Ecclesiastes coin flip that landed right. The 1-day champ carousel is starting to spin... i am a fan of the one and don...
by alietr
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 822

Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Psalms seemed to fit the bill, but I wasn't understanding how such a short word could mean a five word phrase. But I had nothing else, so I stayed with it.
by alietr
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3116
Views: 254508

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

Learning the names of a few countries in each region of Africa would be a good start. I know the names of at least some of the countries, but not their locations other than "South Africa is probably somewhere to the south". Fine. You know some of them. Why complain to us when you don't know the rest?
by alietr
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1143

Re: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

the category was "2 word world capitals"....that suggests national capitals And Cape Town is a national capital, so... when it comes to geography trivia pretoria is considered the capital of south africa unless otherwise specified Who decided this? It's like saying Moe is the Stooge unless otherwis...
by alietr
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3512
Views: 346801

Re: Reretaken Down

This site may be of interest to other people as well. Scientific instruments of Medieval and Renaissance Europe:

http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/epact/
by alietr
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1143

Re: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Volante wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:31 pm
Mancini was a cute bit of synchronicity; I watched Hatari! over the weekend.
I'll leave this here because it's such a great song:

by alietr
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1143

Re: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My favorite recollection of a Lou Reed concert: the guy in our section yelling "Play Sweet Jane or I'll f***ing kill you!" Friday had Hippo with no S for a neg. That's because the correct plural of hippoptamus is "hippopotamus". No need for a change. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVekfpXJGBc
by alietr
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 262
Views: 4840

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

The midseason classic is done. Congrats to boardie Lampy for coming in second overall, and to Central for winning the league title! The sheer number of leagues is getting daunting - and coming in 45th (as Magnolia did) is not embarrassingly bad (about 350 points below median). Somehow - and googlin...
by alietr
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 351
Views: 64972

Re: J! in the Media

It was an odd time of day to be on the course, and nobody else was there that day but my group. I teed off on the first hole, the ball went mostly sideways into some not too dense trees, I didn't think I'd find it so I hit another. When we got to the green on the 18th hole, my ball was inches from ...
by alietr
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 262
Views: 4840

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Still a few hours left on the Mid-Season Classic.
by alietr
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1273

Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Any reason that I should know Carrie Bradshaw = cosmopolitan? That could've been anything. All I can say is I've never seen a minute of the Sex and the City but I knew it. Did Dave say Trump's second wife was Ivanka? It's possible I misheard Ivana, but if not, oops! :) You heard correctly.
by alietr
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 367
Views: 15934

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I knew every question from today's game. Muffy's brother was the contestant today. He made it all the way to the $30,000 question with all three lifelines. The question was which is not one of the grapes used in champagne. Thanks to my long surfs on the Archive, I know that Zinfandel is a Californi...
by alietr
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1273

Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Staci hit that perfect sweet spot of being exhilarated at her win without being obnoxious about it. Sorry to see Dave go, he was great to watch. $100K should help in his retirement.
by alietr
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1314

Re: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

OrangeSAM wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:59 pm
Not to menton that between shot and show, the film had to be "processed". Kids, ask your grandparents.
Where's a Fotomat when you need one?
by alietr
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 262
Views: 4840

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

This morning's observation ... I was looking at the standings, and I'm one short of leading my rundle in 3-pointers. I thought that's kind of odd, since I have yet to have a six-pack this season. That's pretty lucky to have people assign me 3 points on questions that I got right. So I started wonder...
by alietr
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 262
Views: 4840

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

But could you reasonably think that those sports didn't exist in organized form until 1981? Synchronized swimming one might make a case for, but speed skating??? Short track didn't enter the Olympics until 1992. I thought of speed skating, too, but dismissed it as ridiculous. But I was thinking of ...
by alietr
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 262
Views: 4840

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Andys favorite players include those that were ranked 1st, 5th, 19th, and...103rd after 2 rounds of the most recent championship. Actually, they're friends of mine that do the best out of my friends that I track. Joon should've been in there, too (another one who didn't get all 6 yesterday). I didn...