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by mrparadise
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 2012

Re: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I too spent a good part of the 30 seconds trying to figure out exactly what they wanted. One belt or two? If one, which one? I did figure they wanted both and it made sense that problems in the rust belt would send a lot of people fleeing to better opportunities in the sun belt. The clue certainly c...
by mrparadise
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2266

Re: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Looking up Lawrence Ferlinghetti in the J-Archive, I found that the writers actually repeated a clue verbatim (verbotem?): here and here . I'm sure this is not the only such instance, but I believe it's the first I've seen of it. That's not the only Poetry clue from the 11/20/2000 show they repeate...
by mrparadise
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 15678

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I sat out 82 because I thought I'd be on a long cruise for half of it and didn't want to risk forfeits (it got rescheduled for next May but that's another story), But just for fun I played along. I was kind of surprised the questions weren't mostly in my wheelhouse because that's the way things work...
by mrparadise
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 15678

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

After finishing dead last in Horizon A I was looking forward to (hopefully) redeeming myself in LL82, albeit in B. But redemption will have to wait until 83. For most of 82 Mrs Paradise and I will be cruising the Baltic/Scandinavia. I'm sure it would be possible to participate from the ship but I do...
by mrparadise
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 21339

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: 21339

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: 21339

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: 21339

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: 21339

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: 4467

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: 21339

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: 605
Views: 42710

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: 4938

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: 18380

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: 12640

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: 1935

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: 18380

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: 18380

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: 18380

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.