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by reddpen
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Quiz League USA - Demo Game featuring familiar J! faces
Replies: 14
Views: 1090

Re: Online Quiz League USA - Demo Game featuring familiar J! faces

Lampy wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:54 am
I took the team that was forming here out of the individual signups but haven't seen the team signup yet. Please get it in!!
Done. Woof, teapot37, bomtr and I are signed up as Deb U Thant. I listed boson and cmp146 as players 5 and 6 not knowing if they were committed elsewhere.
by reddpen
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 3190

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I actually support the judges' ruling - mainly on the basis that Barry and Berry are two completely different names. It would be like if you were asked for Harper Lee's 1960 novel, and you wrote "Two Kill a Mockingbird". Even if they sound alike in some dialects (not mine), they're two different wo...
by reddpen
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Quiz League USA - Demo Game featuring familiar J! faces
Replies: 14
Views: 1090

Re: Online Quiz League USA - Demo Game featuring familiar J! faces

Hey all: I just indicated I would like to play in this as an individual, but in anyone would like to join me on a team, let me know! I just registered as an individual as well - would be glad to be part of an all-boardie team. I could be interested in this. I know of another, but I'll let that pers...
by reddpen
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 6556

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Anyone remember the LL Q that asked about Cher's swarthy trilogy? I can't find it among Pop Music questions or in the School of Rock ML, which I think it predates. There was one in the 70s Music ML Final asking for the titles of all 3 songs. It did come up somewhere before, maybe in LLLive or a pas...
by reddpen
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 6556

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Reading through these pretty quickly as TIA revealed them (not taking the full 10 minutes), I managed 9, 6, 6 and 5 for sure, with several mightabeens. MD1: might have worked out Cheers , but on first read I assumed the show from 1982 was still on the air. MD2: might have worked out habanero or dred...
by reddpen
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 6556

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

It looks like there are MANY current/occasional/former boardies in the qualifier list (https://learnedleague.com/thorsten/champqualifiers.php ). Our little private rundle has 4 of 6 members in the championship! Of course, two of the three people who have ever won the LL championship are former deni...
by reddpen
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20473

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Anyone else having a roller coaster of a season? Here's my tally of correct answers so far in LL85: MDs 1-5: 26. 2-0-3 MDs 6-10: 18. 0-4-1 MDs 11-15: 28. 4-0-1 MDs 16-20: 11. 1-3-1. And on MD21 I pull a 6-pack. I know, A Rundle problems, but... almost makes me wonder if Thorsten doesn't break up the...
by reddpen
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 6/11/2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1586

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 6/11/2020

Looks like I'm the first to get Tilda.
None of the TS puns (pretty wretched category y'ask me, and I like wordplay), nor Raphael nor tumbrel.
Yes to St. Elmo (his fire appears atop masts), no to parliamentarian--I also thought of sergeant-at-arms.
Yes to FJ.
by reddpen
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20473

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

alietr, Thorsten is looking for BWA searchers on a beta basis. Now is your opportunity to impose, er, explore, your sense of humor with the community at large. I tend to think of that "Best wrong answer chitchat" thread as "People who aren't as funny as they think." You can find past BWA winners an...
by reddpen
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2988

Re: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Other than size, is there any reason whatsoever that should lead me to assume this was Concord NH instead of Concord VA? It's not like Virginia was a major source of early Presidents or anything ... Significance? Concord NH is the state capital; Concord VA is a burg of fewer than 1,500 that almost ...
by reddpen
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 3246

Re: Monday, June 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

davey wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:50 am
Later this week: The Madness of George III.
Shouldn't they air the first two first?
by reddpen
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4242
Views: 589647

Re: Reretaken Down

With this thread on page 2 I found a reason to bump it. For crossword puzzle solvers check out Rex Parker's comment after you finish the Saturday 6/6 puzzle: The biggest issue / downer for me, though, was 1A: Capital of Chad (N'DJAMENA). At 1-Across, that is such a f***-you kind of answer. People w...
by reddpen
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 3139

Re: Thursday, June 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

All they needed to do is watch the movie...and just the first 10 minutes. That would be a shame--you'd be missing one of the most stunningly shot films ever made. I believe there’s a grand total of two notable people who have perished in a motorcycle crash. I’d guess that if you asked 50 boardies t...
by reddpen
Sat May 30, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 2947

Re: Friday, May 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think the get rate for this one will be the lowest in the weekly poll. My vote is yesterday's for that honor... Any chance of spoilerizing this? I made the mistake of reading the board just after watching today's game, and got spoiled on an FJ from an episode I hadn't yet found online. Probably m...
by reddpen
Mon May 25, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 4044

Re: Monday, May 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If I hit the two easy ones in a category we've left for last, then miss both $600 and $800 as Ivory did in Sayeth the Bible, and then find the DD on clue 30... maybe it's just me but I'm not betting the farm. I gave myself credit for stranger at $800 on the rebound but doubt I'd have rung in on set,...
by reddpen
Thu May 21, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 2699

Re: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Is there any way that I should have picked Aristotle for Alexander's tutor, and not Socrates or Plato? The emphasis on science? Chronology? Or is this just a YEKIOYD, otherwise it's a "pick one of three, and good luck"? Aristotle tutoring Alexander is used a lot in trivia. I know Alexander was the ...
by reddpen
Tue May 19, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: RIP India Cooper
Replies: 16
Views: 3749

Re: RIP India Cooper

Definitely one of the greats. Thanks for letting us know. For those who want to remember her, here's India Cooper's 5th game from 1991: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1g4Hkm0wkK5EoO5CT8JYZlPTygc8ysQMB Feel free to share this link. On this one, I'll take my chances. Thanks for posting this, Opus, ...
by reddpen
Sat May 16, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 2031

Re: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

seaborgium wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 12:08 pm
I think it's worth mentioning that David Hankins had a much better showing on Millionaire several years later.
David Hankins reminded me of Prince/King Joffrey on Game of Thrones.
by reddpen
Fri May 01, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 76087

Re: Learned League 84

QuindlenA and BenioffD... and my unconfirmed hunch is Tablesaw is some sort of puzzle world stalwart.