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by econgator
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 270
Views: 5662

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:28 am
The MD 23 questions were like a breath of fresh air to me after the previous few days. Pulled off a six-pack after realizing just before submitting that the casino card holder is called a shoe, not a boot.
Heh. I put boot, too, but didn't change it.
by econgator
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 270
Views: 5662

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

badgerfellow wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:52 pm
I went Amaretto. For some reason, I thought ouzo had almonds. Wrong A flavor.
Amaretto, too. I've never heard of grappa.
by econgator
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1071

Re: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Night of broken glass" joins the "NHOI in the top box" pile. That whole category was entirely alien to me. (ETA: "Night of Broken Glass" has only one Archive hit, and "Kristallnacht" only two, both in the bottom box. There's only one other time where they spotted the contestants "night of broken t...
by econgator
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 270
Views: 5662

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

So who pissed in Thorsten's cornflakes last week? Yeesh. Is this in response to SmitheeA or the 13 made inactive? Nope, just the level of difficulty I've encountered of late. Maybe it's just me, but overall league get rates have been down the last few days as well. I definitely am having a worse ti...
by econgator
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1111

Re: Friday, September 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:37 pm
At least no one thought it was named for Axel Rose. :lol:
Or even Axl Rose
by econgator
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 270
Views: 5662

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

It took me until this morning to figure out what the heck Thorsten was going for with that Lord North question.
by econgator
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 270
Views: 5662

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

teapot37 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:45 am
Anybody else snap-answer Looking Glass for the Brandy question?
No so much snap-answer, rather it was the only answer I had.
by econgator
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1226

Re: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anachronism wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:27 am
South Bend didn't have a zip code in 1940, either.
Nothing had a ZIP code in 1940.
by econgator
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1226

Re: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:29 pm
And yet again they BMS "Kennedy" when asking for the president.
Yeah, I have no clue what the BMS criteria are any more.

Reagan's most famous movie role -- George Gipp, who was at Notre Dame, which of course is in West Bend ...

Oops.
by econgator
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 270
Views: 5662

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

As a side note, I appear to be the only person in LL to have steadfastly avoided any and all things having to do with Jackass. :oops: I've never seen one second of anything Jackass, but I know Bam Margera is associated with it. I managed to finish with 268 points, which was 5 short of the top 5 in ...
by econgator
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1422

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

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:44 pm
econgator wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:33 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:27 pm
ditto.
How many did you think it had?
I thought it had 2. I pronounced it "Quinn-i-pac" for an expensive neg.
Ah, OK. I hear it so many times during election years ...
by econgator
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1422

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

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:27 pm
ditto.
How many did you think it had?
by econgator
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New J! web site, all old file links are 404'd
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: New J! web site, all old file links are 404'd

Robert K S wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:20 pm
I'm not sure what that itok query parameter does, but it seems like it can be safely deleted without affecting the file direct.
Seems it has something to do with preventing DDoS attacks:

http://www.unimitysolutions.com/blog/im ... tok-drupal
by econgator
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL BWA Entries
Replies: 97
Views: 11181

Re: LL BWA Entries

Bumping since I haven't seen any for this season (either here, or on LL). And I miss them. I'm guessing it will be somewhat like last year when only those who vote on them get to see most of them. Honestly, he should just get rid of them completely if that's how it's going to be (or just get rid of...
by econgator
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 498
Views: 41450

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:59 pm
Naomi Osaka: U.S. Open (tennis) winner
And also the most awkward Championship ceremony ever.,
by econgator
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 93
Views: 3858

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

Also, it'll be interesting to see how the J! Archivists will handle inputting these team games. I suspect that the coding required to keep it accurate would be immense. I suspect that there would just be a note at the bottom of each clue stating who got the clue (or maybe call the entrants Team Ken...
by econgator
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 1306

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

This is weird - I could've sworn Aaron Copland composed "Grand Canyon Suite", and I see a bunch of other players gave him as the answer too. Now I see it's not just me and a few others - there are blogs, websites and even books that give him as the composer. Here's a web page from an elementary sch...
by econgator
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 270
Views: 5662

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Lefty wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:29 pm
econgator wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:26 am
Accepting "qi" has got to be one of the worst calls I've seen.
Down there with "appeasement" for Sudetenland.
And, while I'm thinking about it, accepting anything other than The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover. It's a title; it's either exactly right or completely wrong.
by econgator
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 270
Views: 5662

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Accepting "qi" has got to be one of the worst calls I've seen. If any non-players peek in here: GAMES/SPORT -- What word appears most often on a standard Scrabble board? SCORE (also DOUBLE, QI) ********* I had "score" and only interpreted the question as things written on the board and nothing abou...