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by mrparadise
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 16404

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Thanks for that, Blue! Hope springs eternal, the stein is half full, God's in his heaven and all's right with the world, and I'll be back!
by mrparadise
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 16404

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

As expected, I got creamed in my initial A (Horizon) appearance, finishing dead last. Not a good time for my lowest TCA in my 13 seasons! Even so, I'm thinking that with a few more should have had correct responses and/or correct coin flips I would have been fine. But I guess most of us feel that wa...
by mrparadise
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 16404

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Troydozzy wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:19 pm
I lost the coin toss between hurling and Gaelic Football. :cry:

I also overthought the Shakespeare question and wrote Kate and Petruccio.
I went with Cordelia and her father, and I like that choice better than the Bard's. So there.
by mrparadise
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 16404

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I'm finally out of the relegation zone! After consecutive wins against Blue Lion and mrparadise, I get to face mrexley today (perhaps the strongest player in my A division) so I may be heading back down soon. There have been eight straight match days at under 50% league-wide. So no, this season is ...
by mrparadise
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 16404

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I had pinball right away, but later had the brain flash of no! it's slot machines of course! Not sure where that came from.
by mrparadise
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 3810

Re: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Unfortunately, she didn't know Van Cliburn. (I did, but I'm a classical geek.) I've been lucky enough to attend the finals and see the winner perform. Both the music and the venue are amazing. If you ever have the chance, attend. It's only held every four years. The early rounds are worth seeing as...
by mrparadise
Thu May 23, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 16404

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Was pleasantly surprised (shocked, actually) to win my first match (5(3) 4(4))as an A rundler. Hey, I'm undefeated!
by mrparadise
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 444
Views: 28747

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

xxaaaxx wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:29 pm
Tiger Woods wins the 2019 Masters. It's his 5th green jacket, 15th major title, and first major win since the 2008 US Open.

I honestly didn't think he'd win another major.
Neither did I, but at 16 to 1 he was worth a flyer and I would have rooted for him anyway.
by mrparadise
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 4263

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

I made my usual dumb mistakes along with the usual brain freezes but I still think it was a hard test. Hit 35 on the number, way too close for comfort. Had a couple of typos but nothing crazy I'm pretty sure so I'll just sit back and hope to audition. Beats the alternative for sure.
by mrparadise
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 15821

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

Well, I don't see how it can be other than a fluke but I finished 4th in B Horizon. I say fluke because I had a TCA of of only 87 and a so-so DE of .726(the persons who finished 21 and 22 had 85 TCA and both had a better DE). I guess the other statistics would explain, but I'm just putting it down t...
by mrparadise
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 169
Views: 11232

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

The online test is for anyone/anywhere, right? The cities make an impact if one were to qualify? That's how I understood it but would love to know the full process. Thanks all! 1. take test online (yes, it's for everyone), and select audition city when you register 2. everyone who passes the test (...
by mrparadise
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1699

Re: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought of Morocco, but the I decided to read "much closer country across the water" as "country on the way to Mexico" and chose Cuba instead (even though Spain still claimed it at the time). It's my fault for inferring more than was implied, but "across the water" made me think a bigger body of ...
by mrparadise
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 15821

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I thought I had a pretty good shot at a rare (for me) six pack, but I stupidly wrote cigna instead of cignus and changed my mind for no good reason from Warhol, who I thought of immediately and confidently, to John Cage, and my six pack became a 4 (4) 5 (3) loss. There's a lesson there, third or fo...
by mrparadise
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 15821

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I thought I had a pretty good shot at a rare (for me) six pack, but I stupidly wrote cigna instead of cignus and changed my mind for no good reason from Warhol, who I thought of immediately and confidently, to John Cage, and my six pack became a 4 (4) 5 (3) loss. There's a lesson there, third or fou...
by mrparadise
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 15821

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I read cephalopodic and thought of ink but then kept thinking (usually a good idea, but sometimes not) and decided cephalopodic referred to whales so I changed to ambergris but on further reflection decided it must be sperm and went with that. I lost the match but would have lost anyway.
by mrparadise
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 2302

Re: Monday, February 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was pleasantly shocked when that clue about Wrigley Field In L.A. came up as twenty minutes earlier I'd been reading all about it in the last chapter of Jane Leavy's "The Big Fella, Babe Ruth and the World He Created". Seems the Babe played a kind of famous barnstorming game there, lots of Hollywo...
by mrparadise
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 19873

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

One of my favorite shows of all time is The Fugitive, starring, you know, David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble and Barry Morse as Lt. Philip Gerard, a QUINN MARTIN PRODUCTION. I still watch old episodes occasionally. Yes, I'm an older dude.
by mrparadise
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 20467

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Finished 14th, 10-11-4, in Horizon B so I guess that's where I'll be next season. Maybe I'll take a remedial math course in the off season (Ms. Hutchinson, et.al. were right all those years ago, my math deficiency would eventually catch up to me -- though it took a long time).
by mrparadise
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 20467

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

I'm friends with my opponent from yesterday on Facebook, so I knew he was a booze connoisseur (he's been "brand ambassador" for two businesses with "spirits" in their name, and another job title on his profile is "drinks writer"), and that he's currently traveling through Italy, so I gave him 0 for...