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by jfrumkin
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
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A lot of people are complaining about the TV ML. My gut is that "New Golden Age" wasn't explained well enough so people thought it was about TV in general and since they watch TV they figure it will be mostly gettable? I sort of inherently got where it would go, but it's kind of a wheelhouse thing f...
by jfrumkin
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 75198

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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 jfrumkin
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 75198

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

I don't know that I've ever said "Thank you, Cherry Poppin' Daddies" before, but there you go.
by jfrumkin
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 75198

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

I overthought myself out of a beer initially by not being sure if dysentery (the obvious answer) was an infectious disease, so I went with cholera. That's a tough question fairness-wise where there's an obvious, fun answer but way too many possible ones because of the wording. I thought I might have...
by jfrumkin
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 75198

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

A frustrating 6(5)-6(4) tie. Too Many Cooks and the chess question (I wild-guessed miscue) were tough to defend because they're too specialized to be totally captured in someone's TV or games scores.
by jfrumkin
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 75198

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

jfrumkin wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:53 pm
You can access any MD early throughout the season. So what would people have seen for #5 yesterday if they looked at the day early on?
Or did Thorsten predict covfefe and is a clairvoyant and/or time traveler?
by jfrumkin
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 75198

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

You can access any MD early throughout the season. So what would people have seen for #5 yesterday if they looked at the day early on?
by jfrumkin
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 75198

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

I could only think of borscht for this question, but I was pretty sure I was wrong. If it wasn't borscht, it was a hard question, so I assigned three points to FrumkinJ. It was Borscht, so I worried all day that I lost due to my horrible defense. I need not have worried. Congrats on the 6-pack Josh...
by jfrumkin
Wed May 31, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 75198

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

I'm surprised the get rate on that one was so high. I felt like there was nothing getting me toward the right answer (speaking as someone very familiar with the movie). Except for a few rare instances, I don't associate films with particular years, and I don't think I've ever looked at IMDB ranking...
by jfrumkin
Wed May 31, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 75198

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

Crud. I had managed to tie her. It got changed to a win as all of her stats went to 0(0). I noticed that this morning -- between that and the player with the heretofore worst record forfeiting against me yesterday, 2 of the 3 relegation spots should be fairly locked up. Devo just would not come to ...
by jfrumkin
Sun May 28, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 75198

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

The Rothschilds are Pavlovian for funding the Suez canal. It helps that my grandparents were their next door neighbors and banking rivals. Fun fact: their summer home in Königstein I'm Taunus, now a Kemplinski hotel, still bears the image of a Wyvern on the side, representing the seven sons of Meye...
by jfrumkin
Thu May 25, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 75198

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

MD8 sure had a lot of coin flips. NATO vs UN, stamen vs pistil, Denali vs Aconcagua. Went 2 for 3 on the flips, missing Aconcagua. All 3 flips came up wrong for me. I was impressed with stamen: it was a complete coin flip with pistil for me, however 68% of the league got it right. Either the coins ...
by jfrumkin
Wed May 24, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 75198

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. Guess not. My usually spot-on DE instincts are way, way off this season.
by jfrumkin
Tue May 16, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 75198

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

So after playing 1.000 DE through 12 or 13 MDs last season, I of course gave up a 5(2) in my first day, but thankfully still managed to eke out a win. I'm surprised Ilium played so hard, especially given the poetic hint in the question. Well, I got it wrong - classics is not my strong suit - but I ...
by jfrumkin
Tue May 16, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 75198

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

So after playing 1.000 DE through 12 or 13 MDs last season, I of course gave up a 5(2) in my first day, but thankfully still managed to eke out a win. I'm surprised Ilium played so hard, especially given the poetic hint in the question.
by jfrumkin
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 66649

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

I don't know whether to be surprised or not on the 54% get for Chanukah. It's such an easy question for me that I have no idea how easy it would be for gentiles. Most of my defense is based on gut on "is this a hard question whether I know it or not" and that gut is almost always right, but this on...
by jfrumkin
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 66649

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

I don't know whether to be surprised or not on the 54% get for Chanukah. It's such an easy question for me that I have no idea how easy it would be for gentiles. Most of my defense is based on gut on "is this a hard question whether I know it or not" and that gut is almost always right, but this on...
by jfrumkin
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 66649

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

First of all, thank you to the person who gave me a 3 on Magic/Bird. I would have won no matter what, but I have an .820 in sports and that's a gimme one. I don't know whether to be surprised or not on the 54% get for Chanukah. It's such an easy question for me that I have no idea how easy it would ...
by jfrumkin
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 66649

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

Alietr, cmp146 and jfrumkin - you are all 100+ pts higher in correct question vs your career in the same rundle as me. Does it feel different to you or to anyone else? Either the questions are easier this season, or they're more up my alley. I can assure you, I'm not 100 points smarter than I have ...
by jfrumkin
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 66649

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

I found yesterday's set very difficult. The only one I knew for sure was Montgomery. The only other one I got right was Q1 (Hanks/Sinise). I didn't recall Gary Sinise being in Apollo 13, but I thought that was the best guess. I love the clue in Q6, but it didn't get through my thick skull! :) We ha...