I think you may have missed my point, which I italicized in the above quote. I'm not talking about learning facts, but rather learning how to get from point A to somewhere around point B (we''ll worry about the exact point B later).TenPoundHammer wrote: ↑Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:31 pmNo, because so many of them are so obscure that no amount of guessing will ever get me to the right response. I can't ever guess Apologia if I've absolutely never heard of it, for instance. No amount of guessing is ever going to get me to colors on NYC's flag if I didn't even know NYC had a flag.heppm01 wrote: ↑Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:38 pmHow many times over that impressive list did you bother to guess something - anything - just to have a response?
How many times over that impressive list did you take the time - as much as necessary - to think of how you (not any of the rest of us) would get from the clue to the correct response? Do you just give up after a minute or two or do you roll it over in your brain all day, coming at it from different angles? Even if you don't find a path to the correct answer, do you at least get any closer to a reasonable guess?
Monday's FJ, category CABLE TV HISTORY
"“You need us…for everything you do” was a slogan used by this channel, one of the first to customize content by location"
If you recall what station used that slogan, boom, you are done and correct. If not, what process could you use to come up with a reasonable guess? This is not a rhetorical question, this is your mental exercise for the day. Come up with three possible, justifiable responses for the clue. Let's say The Weather Channel, CNN and Home Shopping Network are off-limits since people have already explained how they came to their answers.
And to head you off before you say "I don't know how to do that", for example:
"Hmmm, there are a lot of trees in Maine and the Pacific Northwest, maybe National Geographic shows more forestry documentaries in those markets"
"Gee, California and Texas might have a higher population of young Latino viewers than other parts of the country, I wonder if Nickelodeon televises more Spanish-language cartoons in those states".
Sure, both are wrong, and I deliberately chose superficial examples, but they are defensible. This is the sort of thinking that I think it would help for you to work on. So take the day and come up with your three possible responses and how you got to them.