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by bomtr
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 17755

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 MDs 6-10: 18 MDs 11-15: 28 MDs 16-20: 11 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 question sets into groups o...
by bomtr
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 17755

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

It was pointed out that yesterday was one of the four toughest days in the history of LL, and it felt it. It is the rare and unsettling experience to read through the six questions and realize that I don’t know the answers to any. With some thought, I came up with reasonable guesses for the SEC tea...
by bomtr
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 17755

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.
by bomtr
Wed May 27, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 2291

Re: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hey, everybody, here's your ticket to the semis! What is 'thanks'? FJ calibration...
by bomtr
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 3836

Re: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I won't be alone, but middle name/first name Nelle got me there. Didn't need Finch.
by bomtr
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 3570

Re: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For Whom the Bell Tolls is set during the Spanish Civil War, so couldn't be that. Have read both, so it was a short route to the answer.
by bomtr
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 3533

Re: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There are only 3 prairie provinces, so middle Saskatchewan has to be one. If you consider you have to include the fat end of Yukon into the equation, the other has to be Manitoba, not Alberta.
by bomtr
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 3170

Re: Thursday, March 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Once before, long ago, after a Mediterranean geography category was butchered, even with maps in the clues, I made a comment about the spectacle being a marker for typical American geographical ignorance. One of the contestants became defensive about it in this forum. So-- I mark it as a condemnatio...
by bomtr
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 3664

Re: Thursday, March 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did not know until today that Gandhi sounded just like Churchill. Thanks, Alex.
by bomtr
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 74270

Re: Learned League 84

I thought sure 'Gloria' had been covered by The Animals, so I thought the great Van Morrison, the great Stones, AND the great Eric Burdon (I maintain Eric Burdon is one of the most underrated rock vocalists of all time) had been dissed. Turns out only two of three, but that's still inexcusable. LOTS...
by bomtr
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 74270

Re: Learned League 84

I was surprised so many people (47%) got Crossroads . I'd never even heard of that movie and I was actually watching movies in the mid-80s! :D I suppose there's the Robert Johnson angle, too, but blues history doesn't seem like something a lot of people would know. Thought for sure "derby" would be...
by bomtr
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 151
Views: 35465

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

44 Portland
by bomtr
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 31, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 7261

Re: Friday, January 31, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

the route number is no longer in use. They still do designate some parts of the road as Historic Route 66. I stayed in a hotel in Williams, Arizona 2 years ago that was on it and saw the signs. It's I-40 that parallels Route 66. I-10's western terminus is indeed Santa Monica, but it runs considerab...
by bomtr
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 13547

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

44 tonight and it's a counter. A little disappointing after 50 and 48 the previous two nights without caring much, but actually it's probably closer to my historical average. Should have known Wager; did not. Misread the Kahlo clue in the same manner others have mentioned. Could not pull the Lady Ga...
by bomtr
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 10080

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020

48. Missed the first. don't know nothin bout no tidyin up. Missed the last. Feel like I probably should have thought of it. Guess on Black Widow, but guessed right. The rest was gravy, though Sorkin took a bit to summon. Still for fun; tomorrow for real. Here's hoping it feels as easy as these first...
by bomtr
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 12036

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

50.

It's tautology to say I thought this one was very easy. Last-five-second pulls on Grande, James, and a brain fart correction from Pennywhite.

Will take for real on Thursday.

Again. Starting to wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.
by bomtr
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Online Test announced - Jan 28, 29, 30
Replies: 54
Views: 7352

Re: 2020 Online Test announced - Jan 28, 29, 30

4 might be Sweet Home, Oregon.
by bomtr
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/8/2020 (SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 2152

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/8/2020 (SPOILERS)

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :shock: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :( :mrgreen: stupidly said Gershwin for Porter, was distracted slightly but didn't suss Martha Washington, and stupid of stupids, said Seneca when I know damn well who Sequoyah was and w...
by bomtr
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 38737

Re: LL83: Learned League

I know damn well what a ramekin is and thought of it immediately, but the non-characteristic k in a romance language game me enough pause to drive me to cocotte. Which is almost as good. Almost.
by bomtr
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 38737

Re: LL83: Learned League

Got the win yesterday 8(5)-6(4) but my opponent did get the math question right, despite math being her second to worst category. I can't say the term "twin primes" sounded familiar at all to me. Very surprised Mersenne Primes wasn't the MCWA. That's certainly what I put down. Can't say that in all...