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by jjwaymee
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 76934

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

I also said nocturne and figured there was a good chance that would accepted. I don't recall ever hearing the term "fiat money." What a strange term. I had "legal tender" and thought it was a good guess when I submitted it. I thought there would have been enough of a distinction between serenade ("...
by jjwaymee
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 76934

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

I've had the best four-day stretch of my LL career. It certainly helps that I've had more time to think about the questions this week. I requested advance access to Day 1 since that was the day of my final 100-question written NRC exam (and seven of the most stressful hours of my life). It paid off ...
by jjwaymee
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 72 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 76934

Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

I'm half excited/half cringing at my debut in an A rundle. My trivia brain has slowly been atrophying over the past year and a half while I have been training to become a licensed Senior Reactor Operator. The final written exam coincides with opening day of LL72. After that, I will drink heavily fro...
by jjwaymee
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 397188

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

I'm very excited for you Brandon! Best of luck!!!
by jjwaymee
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 51548

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

I often make the mistake of changing an answer from the right one to the wrong one, and my resulting skittishness about changing answers bit me in the backside yesterday. I had always heard that rayon was the first synthetic fabric. A few days ago, as my wife and I were looking at our 8-year-old's ...
by jjwaymee
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 51548

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

This season, I am the Kansas City Chiefs of Horizon B. I have a middling offense, outstanding defense, and prodigious luck. Like the Chiefs, I am currently #2 in my league. Also like the Chiefs, I will probably fold like a cheap card table against superior competition. In Match Days 20-23 I am to fa...
by jjwaymee
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 51548

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

boson wrote:You Llamas need to floss and see your dentist more often.
Having never had one, I was unfamiliar with the term. :P
I guessed "abcessed".
by jjwaymee
Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 7219

Re: Monday, November 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Had I not visited St. Petersburg and specifically the former summer palace that Peter built (Peterhof), I certainly would have guessed France. But as it were, it was a fortunate instaget. Was this fact explained there or are you just saying you noted the similarity between the Russian and Dutch fla...
by jjwaymee
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 7219

Re: Monday, November 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Had I not visited St. Petersburg and specifically the former summer palace that Peter built (Peterhof), I certainly would have guessed France. But as it were, it was a fortunate instaget.
by jjwaymee
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 51548

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

boson wrote:Affogato with cmp146 at lunch today.

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I immediately googled photos of Affogato after seeing the answer yesterday. And now, I MUST HAVE IT.
by jjwaymee
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL71: For The LLamas
Replies: 523
Views: 51548

Re: LL71: For The LLamas

I'm back for my fifth consecutive season in Horizon B. It's good to see some familiar faces.
by jjwaymee
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), October 5, 2016
Replies: 89
Views: 17843

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), October 5, 2016

I thought this was slightly harder than the east coast test. At least for me, there weren't as many clues that elicited a reflexive answer; there were a few more that had to be puzzled out in 15 seconds. The subject matter seemed to be slanted more toward literature than Tuesday night. It also featu...
by jjwaymee
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 98
Views: 14430

Re: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I think my station is showing tomorrow nights show instead of todays. (Tomorrow is Thursday Night Football so they won't show this show tomorrow) I am really pissed that I didn't get to see the champs last game! That must be what's happening here(Grand Rapids MI), very frustrating. Yes. I was so co...
by jjwaymee
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016
Replies: 121
Views: 18057

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

I actually spent some time today going over the emmys, grammys and oscars of the last year assuming that there would be one current pop culture question. Outside of "Top Chef" was there really any others. It seemed to me that last year the current pop culture stuff was good for several questions. M...
by jjwaymee
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016
Replies: 121
Views: 18057

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

It took me 17 seconds to come up with "estimate" and my stupid brain locked in on "Pleiades" for a group of seven stars. Ugh.

I think I'm in the 40-42 range.
by jjwaymee
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016
Replies: 121
Views: 18057

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

OSXpert wrote:That felt very tough to me.

Is "Wife fife" the right answer for that rhyme time? That felt like a clutch pull for me.
Concur
by jjwaymee
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016
Replies: 121
Views: 18057

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

That was definitely more challenging than the one I took in January.
by jjwaymee
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL70: For the LLamas
Replies: 678
Views: 74240

Re: LL70: For the LLamas

I had my first ever 12 out of 12 in a One-Day Special (Lesser Presidents). I'm excited and a little disappointed at the same time that I only finished 49th. I undervalued a couple of questions and moneyed the wrong one, apparently. One of them had the same content as the Battle of the Decades champi...
by jjwaymee
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Upcoming tests!
Replies: 88
Views: 13558

Re: Upcoming tests!

It's now saying that I'm signed up for the test in general, and not a specific date. While I can take it either tonight or tomorrow night, I'm not sure if this is a problem or how to fix it, since nothing I click on seems to change it to a specific night. Never have they had you sign up for a speci...
by jjwaymee
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 30, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 31
Views: 4803

Re: Friday, September 30, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I don't know, that FJ was close to an instaget for me, surprised it was a TS. Agree. The list of truly famous/iconic corporate logos is not a long one. Starbucks, Apple, Nike, Chevrolet were all pretty basic pre-calls to make. Also kinda subtle, but the ancient Greek statue of Nike found on Samothr...