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by reddpen
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 385
Views: 7825

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Wow, I'm drowning in beer. Once more, I lead my Rundle in CAA with 56. So, despite being in the running for a Maso and with a good (for me) DE of .792, I'm flirting with relegation. #ARundleProblems. That was an Extra Special Bitter I drank against you. I don't even like those. Isn't that sacrilegi...
by reddpen
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 385
Views: 7825

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

[*] Before my time, and I never caught Frost/Nixon .[/list] Don't think Frost/Nixon would help much here, but All the President's Men and especially the underrated spoof Dick would. Will Ferrell as Bob Woodward and Harry Shearer as Liddy, plus Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Teri Garr, Ana Gastey...
by reddpen
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 385
Views: 7825

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Boy, I really shouldn't post this, but it made me so happy and was such a delightful surprise (was expecting to lose because I said Bayern instead of Bayeux for the tapestry), but what the hell: owing largely* to a run of people having off days when they play me (leading A Cont in CAA by four points...
by reddpen
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 17, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 97
Views: 3670

Re: Friday, November 17, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I know it's a common error, but I'm sort of surprised the judges didn't neg Buzzy for his response of tricep. Agreed. Not sure how that one got through without a neg. While we're at it, I wonder why Alan wasn't negged for saying The Enemy of the People , when it's An Enemy of the People . I know it...
by reddpen
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 385
Views: 7825

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

My answer for the M.F.K. Fisher question was "travel" because I had read her Two Towns in Provence . I wasn't aware that she was best known for food writing; and, in fact, an MFK Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary Writing is given out every even-numbered year. You learn something every day. He...
by reddpen
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TOC 2017 Semifinals and Finals: Predictions and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 26
Views: 1132

Re: TOC 2017 Semifinals and Finals: Predictions and Discussion [SPOILERS]

As it turns out my predicted finals is still live so I will just repost the link: https://medium.com/@whoisalexjacob/denny-mclain-the-aj-score-and-predicting-the-2017-jeopardy-tournament-of-champions-f1d36ac0df01 For those not interesting in reading, I have Austin/Jason/Pranjal So is it just coinci...
by reddpen
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 3192

Re: Monday, November 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Someone buy Kenny a vowel. I think he was saying "Nom nom nom." Hbomb may never post Lach Trash, but I never post at all nowadays. So... LT: magnet schools, Megadeth (burned in from an LL miss, I think), "Top of the World" (dear god, not the Carpenters--take it away, Fellows !), Roma Downey, rif(l)e...
by reddpen
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/6/17 week
Replies: 35
Views: 1071

Re: FJs for the 11/6/17 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Wednesday was kind of a toss-up between Shelley and Byron, and I figured Byron was more decadent of the two. Keats is my favorite of that trio. Got both backing bands. Have been accumulating postcards since 1981 and have a couple hundred, but have never hea...
by reddpen
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 23157

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

With a surprise second place finish, I made the finals of JI: Movies! Another happy day :) That's what I thought, till I saw the finals questions. Ouch! (Hope that isn't giving too much away for the "no posts about today's questions, ever!" sheriffs.) I'd have done much better in the '60s final, wh...
by reddpen
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 23157

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

... It was a head slap moment when I saw the reveal but paled in comparison to the howler of a miss I had on Q4: world leader, object of veneration today, died in the late '60s. Aha! Haile Selasse aka Ras Tafari, of course! Only on the reveal did I recall that story about Ho Chi Minh, who I mistake...
by reddpen
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 23157

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Thus concludes my weirdest LL season to date. My finish (3rd in A Cont) ties my best result ever, while my TCA was my lowest yet. Congratulations to No. 2 finisher ElendilPickle and future TOCer Jason Sterlacci, who won the Rundle. Your post sent me first to the A Cont standings--where my thought w...
by reddpen
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 23157

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

I also missed the Charlie Brown question, lost 7(5)-9(5). It was a funny day in A Cont: five 6-packs, and four of us played each other. Not my first 9(5) given up this season. Defense has been a mystery to me this season. You and me both, pal. I've given up three Dollys this season and lost all thr...
by reddpen
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 23157

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

I wonder if anyone else did what I did by lucking into the correct answer of John and Yoko by thinking of the photo of John nude from their "bed-in." Exactly. In fact my brain told me that Yoko was clothed in that picture, but, having everything else fit, I basically said “shut up, brain!” Fun fact...
by reddpen
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 23157

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Woof wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:54 am
A Continental again with the usual cast of characters and an addition Katie Proctor.
Katie was in ACont last season too, dodging relegation by a point on MD25 by bumping off FleitasC. LegerM (aka KillerTomato) was less fortunate.
by reddpen
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 24904

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

Got my first ever (?) 0(0) score on the Golden age of television first day. I may have had some other minileagues oh-fers, but haven't yet got one in the main course. I'm hoping to learn something, to have this be a positive experience, but I'll settle for it being over quickly if that doesn't work...
by reddpen
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 1960
Views: 187247

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Completely off the subject, but I finally got another audition; next month in Seattle. Great news! Best of luck, my friend. Drop me a line about when you head south, though I'm out of town July 19-23. Roger, perhaps I misremembered the story and you were referring to your in-person test? Or did I i...
by reddpen
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 1960
Views: 187247

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

To get this topic nack on track, I've seen at least two people mention they just got invites for auditions in Seattle next month. Next year before the online test, will someone please remind everyone--especially those whose scores tend toward the upper end of the scale--that Roger Craig didn't get ...
by reddpen
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 1960
Views: 187247

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

To get this topic nack on track, I've seen at least two people mention they just got invites for auditions in Seattle next month. I've seen just one (StevensonM on the LL msg board), but that's one more invite than has appeared in any of my folders since 2011, and it's not cuz I'm not passing the t...
by reddpen
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 24904

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

Of 26 people in A Continental, one got a six-pack on MD24: slam. So I'm out of the running, but SterlacciJ, Woof and FleitasC are 2, 3 and 5. Bring it home, guys!
by reddpen
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 24904

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

However, it's now guaranteed that I'll be relegated to B next season. Still, seven seasons in A is pretty good. Another player who recently got relegated to B after seven straight seasons in A is Colby Burnett, so I'm in good company. Trust me when I say you can come back from being relegated. It m...