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by arjavrawal
Fri May 27, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 296: dare to be average
Replies: 64
Views: 7502

Re: Think Different 296: dare to be average

Interesting that nobody thought of John Paul Stevens for the Supreme Court question. Not surprised, however, as he was relatively low-key in his last years on the court.

Sheeping two in a row. Not bad. :D
by arjavrawal
Fri May 27, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL69: for the LLama Drama
Replies: 1102
Views: 94461

Re: LL69: for the LLama Drama

The game is now closed on my side of America, so I'm assuming it should be safe to post. For the sake of caution, however, I'll use spoilers.
Spoiler
I went with larynx instead of bronchi, and said Diehard instead of Die Hard. I don't know if that counts as a neg.
by arjavrawal
Fri May 27, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: WooWho's 2016 Reading List: Seeking Suggestions!
Replies: 15
Views: 2543

Re: WooWho's 2016 Reading List: Seeking Suggestions!

Tom Daschle and Trent Lott co-wrote a new book which I really like, if you're into that sort of stuff. It's called Crisis Point, and it basically focuses on the time where they shared leadership of the Senate.
by arjavrawal
Wed May 25, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL69: for the LLama Drama
Replies: 1102
Views: 94461

Re: LL69: for the LLama Drama

First game today went surprisingly easily. Up against Renz-HotzA today. I got [redacted].
by arjavrawal
Sun May 22, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Did We Know The Power Players?
Replies: 28
Views: 3769

Re: Did We Know The Power Players?

SBurrus wrote:As a Fox News junkie, I was disappointed none of their primary anchors participated this year. CNN was well-represented, for sure.
I don't think they've ever had anyone from Fox on the show. Megyn Kelly would've been a great selection.
by arjavrawal
Sun May 22, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2016 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 505
Views: 69280

Re: 2016 Current Events Study Guide

Blue Lion wrote:Daniel Craig's run as James Bond will end after four films. One possible replacement: Tom Hiddleston.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05 ... -hiddlesto
I would like to see Benedict Cumberbatch, for some weird reason.
by arjavrawal
Sun May 22, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Did We Know The Power Players?
Replies: 28
Views: 3769

Re: Did We Know The Power Players?

Chuck Todd & David Gregory - I watch MTP on a semi-regular basis, so knew these two well. SE Cupp, Anderson Cooper, Kate Bolduan - Seen them on CNN's primaries coverage. Jonathan Franzen - I read The Corrections and didn't like it. Haven't read Freedom because of it. Michael Steele - Our local congr...
by arjavrawal
Sat May 21, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL69: for the LLama Drama
Replies: 1102
Views: 94461

Re: LL69: for the LLama Drama

Also, Arjav, while I don't know who any of your rundlemates are, you will have people who are at least occasional boardies and/or have been on the show in your rundle in LL70, no matter which rundle you get placed in unless there's an anomaly with the promotions and relegations. Wonderful! Thanks a...
by arjavrawal
Sat May 21, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A personal thank you
Replies: 56
Views: 6696

Re: A personal thank you

Sorry to hear about what you've been going through, and hang in there. it'll all be okay.
by arjavrawal
Fri May 20, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL69: for the LLama Drama
Replies: 1102
Views: 94461

Re: LL69: for the LLama Drama

R Badlands 1, anyone?
by arjavrawal
Fri May 20, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 19, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 6502

Re: Thursday, May 19, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I had a perfect game until I guessed Hoover on FJ, and turned out I was off by 3 years. I was under the impression that MLK was in '67, but I guess not.
by arjavrawal
Wed May 18, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 8829

Re: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Anderson Cooper mixed up Alexander Haig and Colin Powell. That just underscores the need to bring back Seniors Week.
by arjavrawal
Wed May 18, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 7044

Re: Monday, May 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

brick wrote:
Woof wrote:I gave Freedom a pass after not enjoying The Corrections at all. Perversely, I found that I liked Franzen the J! contestant more than I like Franzen the novelist.
I couldn't through The Corrections, and I'm a pretty dogged reader.
Better than Tom Friedman.
by arjavrawal
Tue May 17, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 8829

Re: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Jeff-thecdboy wrote:I was hoping the Michael Steele would be the former bass player for The Bangles. Too bad it wasn't her.
She's still alive?
by arjavrawal
Mon May 16, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 13, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 9332

Re: Friday, May 13, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Are we sure TPH isn't Donald Drumpf [note: I have Drumpfinator installed. sorry.]? He gets advice from people who knows what they talk about, and instead just hoes with his own limited experience. I always thought one of our own could be president. I didn't think it'd be TPH. I'm pretty sure TPH is...
by arjavrawal
Mon May 16, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL 69 Referrals
Replies: 31
Views: 4258

Re: LL 69 Referrals

Cat Hammarskjold wrote:Okay, I've referred Arjav.
Thanks again!

Quick question -- how long does it usually take for the emails? Should I have received mine by now?
by arjavrawal
Mon May 16, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2016 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 505
Views: 69280

Re: 2016 Current Events Study Guide

41 years ago today, Sikkim officially abolished its monarchy and was annexed by India, per the results of a referendum from a few months earlier.
by arjavrawal
Mon May 16, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Signaling Devices
Replies: 12
Views: 2884

Re: Signaling Devices

There's also Anderson Buzzer Systems, which many quizbowl teams purchase for both practice and bringing to tournaments. You should be able to order a "hand-held button with cable" for $12, which should be good enough.
by arjavrawal
Mon May 16, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 13, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 9332

Re: Friday, May 13, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

My first guess on FJ was Tom Daschle before I remembered he ran for re-election in '04 (he had been making noises about running that year). McGovern was an instaget after that. Congrats to Jason on a pretty impressive win, and to Jill and Kaberi for putting up some pretty impressive performances non...
by arjavrawal
Sun May 15, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alpaca Farm quizzes
Replies: 310
Views: 45430

Re: Alpaca Farm quizzes

The 3rd party quiz -- finally a use for all of my reading through the years!

EDIT: With his new Radiohead-themed quiz, Keith Williams has now attained the title of "best boardie ever". However, of course, I might be wrong.