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by alietr
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 385
Views: 11795

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I got Zadie Smith right on a wild guess—not that I just guessed Smith as some did, but she was literally the only author (appropriate to the years given, I mean) that I could think of. It didn't help me in public, but I won 6(4)-5(4) in private, getting 3 points for her while my opponent missed out...
by alietr
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2493

Re: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

twelvefootboy wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:37 pm

Damn Porsche. Makes me feel better about my new BMW with their weird alphanumeric names.
N.B. I also drive a BMW.

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by alietr
Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 10757

Re:

Say goodbye to the Greek alphabet for hurricanes https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/17/weather/weather-hurricane-retired-name-list-greek-alphabet/index.html From the looks of it, the supplemental list will not change from year-to-year, except for any retired names. What amused me is that they're dropping ...
by alietr
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2493

Re: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Even the satellite image of the quarry is quite dramatic. It's almost like the mountains are snow-covered.

Carrara Quarry
by alietr
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2493

Re: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MattKnowles wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:10 pm
I like how the guy is missing parts of his fingers.
by alietr
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2493

Re: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

You don't have to know The Agony and the Ecstasy, you just have to have learned the phrase "Carrara marble." I don't have an idea where I know it from. It means nothing more to me than "Corinthian leather." A buzz phrase, probably used promotionally. I have no interest in marble, or even "tiling an...
by alietr
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 385
Views: 11795

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

Before I got to the 'two streets meet' part, I thought the question was going to be about Hopper's painting "Chop Suey". That would have been a happy change of pace from all the Nighthawks questions. Yeah, you'd think "Nighthawks" was the only thing Hopper ever painted. He was quite prolific. When ...
by alietr
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 385
Views: 11795

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

Usually when you look at the chart showing get rates by Rundle, there's a pretty clear pattern of the results descending through the ranks, i.e., A has the highest, then B, etc. The "Attack on Titan" question shows very little of such correlation, and a C Rundle had the highest get rate.
by alietr
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2493

Re: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm really enjoying Katie's hosting. I was shocked by the triple miss, but I'm more surprised at the seemingly-low get rate here. The movie of The Agony and the Ecstasy is very good as well. I Pavloved 'eclipse' as well. Here you go (although it's from orbit, so it's a lot less than 2 days): https:/...
by alietr
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 385
Views: 11795

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:58 pm
FYI, if you see Timothy Leary's name your Pavlovian reaction should be "LSD." "flying pink-and-purple walrus".
FTFY
by alietr
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 385
Views: 11795

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

If I hadn't gotten 0 for it, I'd complain about Himalayas not being taken for Kashmir.
by alietr
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 385
Views: 11795

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

Yeah, 5 questions had get rates below 25%. My league finished 9th, but I finished 7th in my rundle despite being 86th% overall.
by alietr
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 385
Views: 11795

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I guess I have to call that an easy week, since I only missed 3 questions. And I should have gotten 2 of them. Be afraid of next week.
by alietr
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2817

Re: Friday, March 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Volante wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:30 pm
floridagator wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:12 pm
Probably because the state of Washington isn't known for its battle sites.
In a pig's eye, it's not!
Except since there weren't any battles, there were no battle sites.
by alietr
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4499
Views: 688612

Re: Reretaken Down

From a Washington Post column:

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by alietr
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 1872

Re: Thursday, March 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I never made it out of Italy for FJ, so I was doomed.
by alietr
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 385
Views: 11795

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

There were definitely more than two female speakers in 2001. There was his daughter on the videophone, one of the stewardesses who asks him about his food, the scientist on the space station, and Frank's mother celebrating his birthday. I think there might have been another on the shuttle to Tycho c...
by alietr
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 379
Views: 46898

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

The upshot is ... contestants win 7.7% of the time. Not very good odds. And at that, you basically have a 33% chance of getting $1,000. If you are travelling far on an airplane to be on the show, you are barely breaking even or losing money if you only win $1,000 after taxes. IF is the key word the...
by alietr
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 379
Views: 46898

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

The upshot is ... contestants win 7.7% of the time. Not very good odds. And at that, you basically have a 33% chance of getting $1,000.
by alietr
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Cameras and controller for building your home Jeopardy! studio
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Cameras and controller for building your home Jeopardy! studio

It's time to shill for Sony (unsolicited and, alas, unpaid). It looks like they're marketing these 4k camera + wireless remote controller setups to podcasters and event producers, but for a decent price you could build your own Jeopardy! studio at home and videorecord your home games for posterity....