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by reddpen
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1587

Re: Monday, September 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Poll request
COLLEGE-POURRI $600: I rang in [on the Bowling Green clue] with Kentucky and was shocked to be wrong... or something like that.
by reddpen
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1951

Re: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

got to hawaii from pele, but i went with mauna loa . Ditto. Pretty sure it wasn't that one, but couldn't pull the correct name. I got as far as Hawaii and knowing it was K... but couldn't get my head away from Krakatoa despite knowing it was wrong. Hell, I honeymooned on the Big Island back in fall...
by reddpen
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 456
Views: 11455

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I thought yesterday's set (MD 19) was brutal. I only got two right (Stallone/Rocky and Singapore). I've heard of the Bechdel test, but couldn't come up with the name. Agreed. I felt bad about getting only 3 right (narrowly missed the Taco Bell one) but then saw that Reddpen, my opponent for the day...
by reddpen
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 2607

Re: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

However, the "black bird" weapon was the stealth bomber not produced until decades after 1945.... Not quite. Blackbird was the SR-71 plane that flew much farther above earth than previous reconnaissance planes, but I don't think it employed stealth technology (which iirc was introduced in the 1980s...
by reddpen
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 456
Views: 11455

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Did trout have the highest get rate? Surely the highest in a long time. I read that one, and went, "Seriously, Thorsten?" This is only my 8th season but its the highest I can remember...I wonder what the get rate would've been if he left off rainbow. Yeah, were I writing that I'd have left off rain...
by reddpen
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 456
Views: 11455

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Interested in what people's thought process on the San Antonio one was. Asked for a city with an "eventful history concerning military compounds" I came up with San Antonio, Charleston (Fort Sumter) and Honolulu (Pearl Harbor) and didn't really know how to narrow it down from there. I went with Cha...
by reddpen
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2703

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For FJ I knew it was a single syllable city and was pretty sure it started with G and ended in "th", but the closest I could get was Goth. Kinda doubt the judges would have given me that. Now if Goth had been correct and I'd written Gath...
by reddpen
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 456
Views: 11455

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

If Ryno doesn't mind outing themself, who are you in A Cont? Mainly curious because I know bomtr, hbomb, KillerTomato, slam, StevenH and Woof IRL, assuming trivia conventions count. I'm PenroseB and have yet to crack the top three in any A rundle.
Good luck, everyone!
by reddpen
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trivia Nationals social
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: Trivia Nationals social

The man in the white t-shirt is reddpen. Unless, of course, since I don't know armandillo, he is reddpen's identical twin. Even if I had a long-lost identical twin, that story wouldn't match ElendilPickle's about meeting a brother she never knew about. These were taken as I was inhaling a pint so W...
by reddpen
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 19266

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

TFW you put a defensive 3 on a question with a 15% get rate, by far the day's hardest... and it's the only one your opponent gets right. I know, wanh. Perhaps I should start caring more about MCWA than DE cuz that's what I'm best at this season: 17 and counting, my highest total ever. All season lon...
by reddpen
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 19266

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

With 3 match days to go, somehow I'm 1st in B Continental. The top 5 LLamas in my rundle get promoted. If I end up in an A rundle for LL82, I expect the results to be similar to my only other season at A level (LL60), when I went 5-16-4. Looks like 14 people in your rundle have at least a mathemati...
by reddpen
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 19266

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

My first Dolly. I guess my Language score is higher than I realized, so I was assigned 0 for the cane/perro question. Unfortunately I didn't know it. I got a Dolly too, though not my first--that came in my second match ever, LL50 MD2 vs. soroban (CraigR). Took umpteen years of French but no Spanish...
by reddpen
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Hey, somebody has a new novel out!
Replies: 17
Views: 2667

Re: Hey, somebody has a new novel out!

Saw the Patterson/DuBois title on the bestseller list in Sunday's Arts section and was like 'Wait a minute...' Very cool, Brendan!
by reddpen
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 4045

Re: Monday, April 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

morbeedo wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:01 pm
Never heard of Kaspar Hauser, but that's a story I want to read more about
From noted historian Suzanne Vega:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcklUmfHcJQ
Knowing the song did not, however, get me to that answer, but I did pull "Rocky Mountain High" and FJ.
by reddpen
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 398
Views: 34762

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Seattle, 42
by reddpen
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! article from Games Magazine (1987)
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: Jeopardy! article from Games Magazine (1987)

Hey all. Gonna pimp my blog for just a minute. I scanned a pair of old (more than 30 years) Games Magazine articles about Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune that people might be interested in. Have a look, won't you? https://theycallittrivia.blogspot.com/2019/04/wheel-of-fortune-and-jeopardy-articles.h...
by reddpen
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 4572

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

The "halogen" clue definitely [ETA: did not ask ed --thanks for the corrections, all!] for a 6-letter word. Even counting that as a miss, I think I got 42. Misses: 5 Red Dead Redemption 11 Billions 13 solicitor (said barrister) 17 Bolshoi (said Ballet Russe just to type something) 31 Pavarotti (said...
by reddpen
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I got the call!
Replies: 14
Views: 1286

Re: I got the call!

What was the TOM in that subject line?
by reddpen
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 2809

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

44/50 from the video--thanks, Sue! Missed (with what) 1. Grant (Burr... and I know he wasn't a general) 11. Viola Davis (blank) 30. Alps (Apennines) 41. Wonder Woman (Sparta--yes, I'm embarrassed) 44. HRC (Conway--see above) 50. "Shake It Off" (made up a song called "Blonde") The thing women don't u...
by reddpen
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 17159

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:49 am
Serious ennui upon coming into work, logging in to my computer and finding the LearnedLeague site down. What the heck am I going to do?
Read the VBWAs, especially #27.