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by bomtr
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/8/2020 (SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 739

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: 449
Views: 15450

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: 449
Views: 15450

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...
by bomtr
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 9721

Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget FJ. I didn't realize it was released in 1700; for some reason I thought it was older. "Don't say St. Louis, don't say St...damnit". The Pony Express/St. Joseph connection strikes again. When's the last time a contestant got that right? ~22 years doesn't sound reasonable to you? Hardly. The...
by bomtr
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 22937

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

What other 1800s poetry collection could it be besides Leaves of Grass? I did have to read the question a couple times to get the hint. Wow. I totally didn't catch that the newer reference was potentially in English. I assumed they were both Japanese works. Nice get. And yeah, Whitman was what clue...
by bomtr
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 22937

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

A Greek-derived compound related to reptiles was so obviously "amphibian" to me that I never had a chance. Even more related to reptile is the Greek-derived compound word herpetology. I haz a sad. Yeah...herpetology=sounds good. Go with it. Then I failed to RTFQ on the Romanov. Put a country with a...
by bomtr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 22937

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Full or pull. Thiiis close. No chance for me on crap sitcoms aimed at kids. Don't tell anybody.
by bomtr
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 22937

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Guess it's hard to make Hamlet G-rated. My first MCWA of the season. Hate it when that happens.
by bomtr
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 22937

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

You know how there's that question every once in a while where you see the results and wonder "how the heck does everyone other than me know this?" That was the UBI question for me on Friday. Even after seeing the answer it wasn't something that rang a bell for me. Weird. I didn't know it either, b...
by bomtr
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 22937

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

With the explosive growth of the league from 5000 to 15,000 in the last few seasons, I also expect there to be many under 30 players, making it the wrong era for them to know about Van Doren. Big time game show fan here, and loved the movie Quiz Show, but I missed it. I wonder if there's a way to s...
by bomtr
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trivia Nationals social
Replies: 9
Views: 1359

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.
by bomtr
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 5099

Re: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not that it matters to anything but Jason's win total, but Postal Service should not have been accepted. The US Postal Service is post-1970 only; before the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 it was always the US Post Office Department. Nit, but smaller nits have mattered. But we don't know for sure...
by bomtr
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 5099

Re: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not that it matters to anything but Jason's win total, but Postal Service should not have been accepted. The US Postal Service is post-1970 only; before the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 it was always the US Post Office Department. Nit, but smaller nits have mattered.
by bomtr
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 3647

Re: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My plan going in was to do whatever it takes to get the lead, by being quick but cautious on the buzzer, hunting for daily doubles, and betting medium to big when I find them. I'd say it worked. :) I was wondering if you might be one of the first contestants to play after James Holzhauer's games be...
by bomtr
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 25589

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

In my pinball heyday, when I could sink a quarter into a machine at Rooter Russell's Rendezvous in Arcata, CA, and play til dawn, while giving away free games to anyone who wandered in and wanted one, I had a definite hierarchy of companies. Gottlieb were by far the best made and most interesting pl...
by bomtr
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 25589

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I'm a little chagrined at being unable to bring forth Mbeki, though I had Zuma right off. I am not one tiny iota upset by having no clue whatsoever with the Kenny G question and proud to say I could not have told you a single song title associated with said 'artist', a descriptor which might seem to...
by bomtr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 97
Views: 6894

Re: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hmm, yeah, my mind's map had Norway a little further west than it is. I hate when that happens.
by bomtr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 97
Views: 6894

Re: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm curious though; aside from the fact that Spain is the answer, is there some detail that eliminates Emma's--and my--response of Norway from consideration?
by bomtr
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 25589

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

You guys think compost is a condiment? You are NOT invited to the potluck.
by bomtr
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 430
Views: 45620

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Seattle, 44, unless they accept Figaro for The Marriage of Figaro. Not holding out much hope for that.