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Re: Alpaca Farm quizzes

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 11:13 am
by RandyG
alietr wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 6:28 am
georgespelvin wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 9:36 pm
I practically only listen to internet oldies stations that "go deep" and are not limited to the stale, narrow playlists of burnouts foisted on Terrestrial and Satellite radio by consultants and focus groups.
Such as ... ?
I had the same thought when I passed though your comment. Thanks for the suggestions!

georgespelvin wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 9:36 pm
You are absolutely right--and so was I, who also got marked wrong with "The Banana Boat Song". To make matters worse, "Day-O" is the parenthetical title, which, according to the rules of the quiz, should be automatically marked wrong even though it is part of the song title parenthetically. I had that as a money question too. I wouldn't have won with that (I don't think, although if you graded it differently, some of the folks ahead of me would lose points), but it would have gotten me closer. That's the only lyrics quiz in the last four (not counting the TV themes) that I have not won.
Well, yeah... "Banana Boat Song". (While I've always liked the song, I just can't stand it anymore all the baseball stadiums that play the "Day O" at 3,000 decibels as a crowd prompt. Even on MLB.TV it comes across as so irritating. In the same category as the Atlanta Braves "Tomahawk chop." I digress....) I unfortunately ended up not submitting on that quiz. Had it up on my screen with "Banana Boat Song" typed in along with several others, then with one thing or another totally forgot about finishing the quiz, and it got lost into the ether. Apparently not checking in with Alpaca Farm -- or carefully enough -- for a while, I ended up missing a whole bunch of other lyrics quizzes of my particular liking. :oops: :(

.... and speaking of going deep on the internet oldies stations, I wonder about the last time this one might have hit the "airwaves". One of my favorite 1960s songs, though it barely cracked the Billboard 100. (Maybe it got more play on the NYC stations at the time, so that's why I got to know it.)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poGDM3zaq9M

Re: Alpaca Farm quizzes

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:14 am
by georgespelvin
I lost to Brian Weikle by TWO POINTS on the 1980 lyrics quiz (1,169 to 1,167), which is the closest competition I've ever seen here (third place had 1,050 points), but it disturbs me how difficult/impossible it is to contact the author of a quiz to report a mistake. The author of the quiz incredibly quoted lyrics for "Sara" by Fleetwood Mac and said that the correct answer was "Tusk". Everyone had it marked wrong. That should have been an indicator. . .

Re: Alpaca Farm quizzes

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:25 am
by econgator
georgespelvin wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:14 am
I lost to Brian Weikle by TWO POINTS on the 1980 lyrics quiz (1,169 to 1,167), which is the closest competition I've ever seen here (third place had 1,050 points), but it disturbs me how difficult/impossible it is to contact the author of a quiz to report a mistake. The author of the quiz incredibly quoted lyrics for "Sara" by Fleetwood Mac and said that the correct answer was "Tusk". Everyone had it marked wrong. That should have been an indicator. . .
Should be able to PM them through the LL website.

Re: Alpaca Farm quizzes

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:10 pm
by georgespelvin
I am assuming you mean if the Alpaca Farm author is also in Learned League, or are the two distinguished entities related?

Re: Alpaca Farm quizzes

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:34 pm
by econgator
georgespelvin wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:10 pm
I am assuming you mean if the Alpaca Farm author is also in Learned League, or are the two distinguished entities related?
It was originally created by a Llama for Llamas to put their own 1DSs' up. While I guess that a non-Llama could sign up for it, I'd suspect most all of the people there are in LL.

Re: Alpaca Farm quizzes

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:42 am
by Cat Hammarskjold
There are people who stopped playing in LL who still play in Alpaca Farm, and people who played in Alpaca Farm first before LL.

Re: Alpaca Farm quizzes

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:30 pm
by morbeedo
Check out my latest Clown trivia quiz over on the Alpaca Farm :P

Re: Alpaca Farm quizzes

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:13 am
by morbeedo
Kudos to CoenM for putting up "The week of" quizzes every week without fail since since Al Gore invented the Internet