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by econgator
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 820

Re: Thursday, September 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Even that wouldn't save this very poorly worded clue as that would make the "on the Kelvin scale" part of the clue invalid. On the Kelvin scale, absolute zero is 0. Period. Between this and the velocity clue from earlier this week, it's pretty clear that they need someone who has the slightest clue...
by econgator
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 820

Re: Thursday, September 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

How you you miss Spanish Armada when spotted "SPAN", 16th century, and shown a picture of a lot of ships with Spanish markings on them? Instaget FJ. ...but wasn't 'phone' wrong, regardless of whether she said 'cable' in time? So long as Alex doesn't rule against her, she can change her response. It'...
by econgator
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 423
Views: 7750

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

For me, the most surprising thing was that Wellington got under 50%. I figured that would be right up there in the 90s with gingivitis. Agreed. Not sure about 90% plus, but very surprised not even half remembered the Wellington-Waterloo connection. Maybe some didn't think "Duke of Wellington" would...
by econgator
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 929

Re: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Conversely, if you started the other way, in thinking which states have a B in their postal abbreviation, I agree that time could get short very quickly. Since 10 is less than 50, I just assume that most folks would head to Canada first. (And it's clear by now that they expect us to at least be abl...
by econgator
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 423
Views: 7750

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

For me, the most surprising thing was that Wellington got under 50%. I figured that would be right up there in the 90s with gingivitis.

Actually, maybe the fact that naval hero Nelson was the MCWA is the most surprising. *shrug*
by econgator
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 929

Re: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

got home just in time to see the last category of J! One category left in J!, no DD yet and you start at the top? :shock: I thought FJ was teen level. Hell, I thought FJ was Divided level. :roll: Mrs. Malaprop, woe, antipodean trash. If I had heard the clue correctly I would've got Nicosia. If you ...
by econgator
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 423
Views: 7750

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

StevenH wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:01 am
Although in my defense Bridgestone's Wikipedia page says that it is involved with Formula 1 racing, so that may be why I thought of it.
To be fair, the haven't been since 2010. Pirelli is the sole tire supplier now.
by econgator
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1086

Re: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Oh yeah ... "miles per hour" is not a velocity, it's a speed.
by econgator
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 423
Views: 7750

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

I beat my referral yesterday so that feels like a milestone to me. Sorry econgator. I like how we both gave each other a well-deserved 0 for Konigsberg. South Africa came to me just as I was hitting the submit button, but it's good to see it wouldn't have made a difference. Good win! I'm in first p...
by econgator
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1086

Re: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Bamaman wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:39 pm
Nothing for me on FJ. I'm not really a big hard liquor guy so I wasn't getting this one. Plus I usually call the impotent potable an RC.
Ditto for me. My futility continues.
by econgator
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 423
Views: 7750

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

I find it much harder to defend against LLamas you know than others. Then there are times... https://learnedleague.com/match.php?id=1336874 In other news, I just realized that it's time for the Midseason Classic. Go Pacific! Now that I have my power back I can congratulate you on a good match. :) T...
by econgator
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 1191

Re: Monday, September 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

instaget for me, but that FJ was pure YEKIOYD. :geek: Disagree. Run through the 12 minor prophets, pick the one that most sounds like "servant of God". Certainly not going to be Nahum or Haggai, only other possibility would seem to be Hosea. Also, wouldn't a translation of servant of God require qu...
by econgator
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 423
Views: 7750

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

I find it much harder to defend against LLamas you know than others. Then there are times... https://learnedleague.com/match.php?id=1336874 In other news, I just realized that it's time for the Midseason Classic. Go Pacific! Now that I have my power back I can congratulate you on a good match. :)
by econgator
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/11/17 week
Replies: 29
Views: 586

Re: FJs for the 9/11/17 week

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:32 am
figures I'm the only 0/5...
No you're not.

Just got power back, so I'm just playing these off the post.

Mon -- no guess
Tue -- Beyonce
Wed -- got too cute and went with Scipio Africanus
Thur -- no guess
Fri -- no guess

That's my first 0/5 in years, I think.
by econgator
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 423
Views: 7750

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

For about the first half of LL71, the theme seemed to be "stuff GnomeL knows", but I eventually came back to Earth. So far, LL74 seems to be unusually up my alley, especially considering that the overall percentage is down. Currently, my esteemed referrer, econgator, is leading the division and I'm...
by econgator
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 423
Views: 7750

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

hbomb1947 wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:26 am
Is Jenny Holzer the Frankenthaler of LL74? It was one of those where I didn't even have a viable guess, so I just went with "Jones."
Looks like it. Granted, I had never heard of her, Musa, either of those mnemonics, or Tidal, so what do I know? :)
by econgator
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 423
Views: 7750

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Somehow my win streak hits 8, despite getting more than 3 right only once in that span. I'm 60 points down on my QPct, but have only had 18 CAA. I'll enjoy the luck while it lasts.
by econgator
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 1833
Views: 171383

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

triviawayne wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:37 pm
Creed Bratton wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:35 am
I received an invite for Omaha, but have a trial that can't be moved. They were very nice about it and told me I could come to Tampa when it is scheduled.
Interesting. I don't remember Tampa being on the list this time around, was it?
Definitely was, as I chose it.
by econgator
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 423
Views: 7750

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

I'm a tad surprised that Q1 played as hard as it did yesterday. My train of thought was literally retired... plan. .. millions... government program. Coupled with my NHO him. => must be before my time, it led me pretty directly to the SSA. What other answers did people come up with? Kosman'ed it be...
by econgator
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 423
Views: 7750

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

I'm a tad surprised that Q1 played as hard as it did yesterday. My train of thought was literally retired... plan. .. millions... government program. Coupled with my NHO him. => must be before my time, it led me pretty directly to the SSA. What other answers did people come up with? Kosman'ed it be...