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by reddpen
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 20940

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Yesterday was a defensive nightmare for most of myvRundle: lots of 8(5) and 4(3) scores. Lots of people undervalued the Blanchett/Hepburn question and others undervalued the math question. No kidding: three Dollys, and all three of us missed the Blanchett/Hepburn question. Thought I had a shot with...
by reddpen
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 20940

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

66% league get rate and I'm still not connecting at all on "Sam Hill." (Sam Juan Hill I know.) Except for an occasional "Die already!" popping into my head, I'm thrilled about not having thought about The English Patient in 20 years. I'm surprised at all this hate directed toward The English Patien...
by reddpen
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 20940

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Curious what the record for giving up Dollys is, cuz ElendilPickle must be making a run at it with five so far. Best of luck to all--finish strong! I had to look at the LL page to see what a Dolly Parton is. Not sure I want to know why it's called that, but whatever I'm doing, it certainly isn't de...
by reddpen
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 20940

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Curious what the record for giving up Dollys is, cuz ElendilPickle must be making a run at it with five so far.

Best of luck to all--finish strong!
by reddpen
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 20940

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I can thank reading Birds Without Wings for coming up with the Ottoman Empire. I probably wouldn't have come up with it otherwise. Hmm... I thought that it was pretty common knowledge that WW I spelled the end of two aging empires: Hapsburg/HRE and Ottoman. As usual, I'll have to rethink my assumpt...
by reddpen
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 20940

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I wrote "scull" and I don't know if it was accepted or not. I don't like to look at Friday's result when I sense it's bad until it's Monday and I have bigger problems. I considered Beverly Hillbillies but switched to the Flintstones, which really did feel like an inspiration. Also hadn't realized w...
by reddpen
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 20940

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: 634
Views: 20940

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: 634
Views: 20940

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: 4590

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: 634
Views: 20940

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: 1432

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: 3939

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: 1391

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: 28416

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: 28416

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: 28416

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: 28416

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: 28416

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: 28416

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.