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by reddpen
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 743
Views: 15401

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: 743
Views: 15401

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: 743
Views: 15401

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: 743
Views: 15401

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: 743
Views: 15401

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: 743
Views: 15401

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: 22157

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: 1867
Views: 175978

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: 1867
Views: 175978

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: 1867
Views: 175978

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: 22157

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: 22157

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...
by reddpen
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 22157

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

Yesterday was about as wheelhouse as it gets for me (sorry, Reddpen). After two seasons of flirting with relegation, I now find myself atop the Rundle riding a 12-match unbeaten streak. The crazy thing is that my Q% is right at my career average and my DE is a bit worse than my average. In the past...
by reddpen
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 22157

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

Huge shout-out to StevenH for putting up a monstrous 455 in the Midseason Classic, good for sole possession of 86th place and bragging rights over folks like DhuwaliaR, CorteseV, Woof, ElendilPickle, Teapot37, bomtr, and... well, the list is quite long but also includes multiple TOC winners and some...
by reddpen
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 22157

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

Guessing it refers to barbecue. The word barbecue derives from the Spanish, which borrowed the Arawak word barbacoa meaning "wooden frame on posts." Neither of my opponents knew barbacoa yesterday. Unfortunately, I assumed they would know that, and assigned low defense points, and lost both matches...
by reddpen
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: June 1, 2017 Adult Online Test Discussion (Pacific)
Replies: 87
Views: 5372

Re: June 1, 2017 Adult Online Test Discussion (Pacific)

Seems like the consensus is this was the easiest of the three, and my 47 (probably aided by a couple chatterboxes posting spoilers in a LL thread) taking this off the video bears that out. Bear in mind that Roger Craig felt his score of 40 after posting a few in the high 40s played a part in his fin...
by reddpen
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 5476

Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Taking this off sherder's video (thanks, Sue!), I managed 42, or three fewer than when taking the Central test for real last night. Misses: 5 (State), 27 (S.B. Anthony just to fill it in), 28 (grass), 31 (Monet--missed it by that much! That damn Bow Wow Wow album cover does NOT help), 32 (blank), 47...
by reddpen
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)
Replies: 106
Views: 5378

Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Looks like I got 45/50, missing 16 (mitre), 22 (blanked, thought of it at 15 seconds), 30 (think I WAGged LaSalle while failing to pull Champlain, embarrassing for a UVM grad), 32 (couldn't get past Ugly Betty), and 36 (unless port wine counts). Late pulls include plug and play, The Goldfinch, and t...
by reddpen
Sun May 28, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sploofus thread
Replies: 103
Views: 6757

Re: Sploofus thread

Well done indeed by Reddpen to average 1453 for the month. I missed four in April (8100 behind Reddpen), so it was only my trigger finger for the hits that kept me in the top 10. My month could have been 30/30 and it still would have not been good enough for the top. 1453 average is just unreal. I ...
by reddpen
Wed May 24, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 22157

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

I've never read a letter of Woolf, but since I knew Mrs. Dalloway's first name, I figured it must be relatively common knowledge. The other part of that question actually threw me off a little. I'd never heard of another novel called Clarissa, but I was sure enough that Mrs. Dalloway's first name w...