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Re: LL68: For the LLamas

Post by jfrumkin » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:16 am

schoe wrote:I put down "Dundee" by itself as a legit guess - I didn't think it was Crocodile, of course, but I thought it could be someone legit named Dundee (maybe Crocodile was named after him?). I wonder if that counted in the MCWA, and if so I wonder how many others in the MCWA count put just Dundee as legit guesses and not Crocodile Dundee.
Count me in that one.

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Re: LL68: For the LLamas

Post by jjwaymee » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:33 am

dnbguy wrote:LinearGnome and I started out with a 6(5)-6(5) tie, both missing Ned Kelly. My strategy of "pick an Irish sounding last name" was wise, my specific choice of "O'Leary" was not.
I went with Adelaide even though I knew it was a bit of a stretch that a state capital would be named after an outlaw. Ultimately I decided to roll that pair of dice instead of picking an Irish last name.

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Re: LL68: For the LLamas

Post by dhkendall » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:20 am

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dnbguy wrote:LinearGnome and I started out with a 6(5)-6(5) tie, both missing Ned Kelly. My strategy of "pick an Irish sounding last name" was wise, my specific choice of "O'Leary" was not.
I went with Adelaide even though I knew it was a bit of a stretch that a state capital would be named after an outlaw.
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Re: LL68: For the LLamas

Post by Woof » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:48 am

MD2 resulted in a 7(5) - 7(5) tie, a definite improvement over MD1 (mainly because I didn't have to face Lampy :mrgreen: ). Q3 was a major boo-boo on my part. Saw Ram Das and said "Aha! It's Baba Ram Das" ergo Baba must be the honorific sought for, right? Bah! Knowing of Meher Baba and of course "Baba O'Riley" just added fuel to my misguided fire. :oops:

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Post by skullturf » Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:14 pm

Woof wrote:Q3 was a major boo-boo on my part. Saw Ram Das and said "Aha! It's Baba Ram Das" ergo Baba must be the honorific sought for, right? Bah! Knowing of Meher Baba and of course "Baba O'Riley" just added fuel to my misguided fire. :oops:
I made exactly the same mistake. Glad to see I'm not alone.

Embarrassingly, I considered Guru, and waffled back and forth (and in the end, I somehow decided that "Guru" was more likely to mean something like "wise" than something like "weighty").

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Re: LL68: For the LLamas

Post by bomtr » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:19 pm

Woof wrote:MD2 resulted in a 7(5) - 7(5) tie, a definite improvement over MD1 (mainly because I didn't have to face Lampy :mrgreen: ). Q3 was a major boo-boo on my part. Saw Ram Das and said "Aha! It's Baba Ram Das" ergo Baba must be the honorific sought for, right? Bah! Knowing of Meher Baba and of course "Baba O'Riley" just added fuel to my misguided fire. :oops:
Exactly the same for me: oh, Ram Das, must be Baba and just haven't seen the rest of those Babas before. I thought long and hard to come up with both puppymonkeybaby, which I had seen fleetingly while not really watching the super bowl, and vitamin, where I switched from an unsatisfying amino acid after several hours of consideration. Only to miss a question I had given no more than five seconds of thought. Oh, hell, of course. Doh.

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Re: LL68: For the LLamas

Post by alietr » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:47 pm

OK, I finally had to watch that commercial. That's just too bizarre for words. I can't say it makes me want to go out and buy that stuff.

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Post by hbomb1947 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:53 pm

alietr wrote:OK, I finally had to watch that commercial. That's just too bizarre for words. I can't say it makes me want to go out and buy that stuff.
I just watched that commercial too. My response is, just because you have three awesome things, doesn't mean that combining them won't result result in something that's truly horrific. That commercial needs to be kickstopped.
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Re: LL68: For the LLamas

Post by Rex Kramer » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:59 pm

alietr wrote:OK, I finally had to watch that commercial.
Mission accomplished.

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Re: LL68: For the LLamas

Post by mpahu » Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:08 pm

MD2: won 7(5)-1(2).

I had the questions open in my kitchen, eating lunch. My roommate was making a sandwich. Something finally clicked and I shouted out, "TERRA COTTA!" He asked me what that was about, and I just said "trivia." I'm glad my outbursts can be understood.

My two friends and Wednesday night pub quiz hosts, one of whom invited me, tied. I'm mildly disappointed I won't see any razzing tonight.

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Re: LL68: For the LLamas

Post by alietr » Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:27 pm

mpahu wrote: I had the questions open in my kitchen, eating lunch. My roommate was making a sandwich. Something finally clicked and I shouted out, "TERRA COTTA!" He asked me what that was about, and I just said "trivia."
My favorite was during one of my first seasons, there was a question about a song. I knew I knew it, but I just couldn't put my finger on it. So I left my responses open for the day to think about it. And think I did, but still couldn't come up with it. That evening, I was in the kitchen and randomly started singing a song to myself. Then I heard myself and realized it was the correct answer. I can't remember such a blatant example of my subconscious answering for me.

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Post by Rex Kramer » Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:36 pm

alietr wrote:P.S. Rex, you suck.
Mission #2 accomplished.

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Re: LL68: For the LLamas

Post by alietr » Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:54 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:
alietr wrote:P.S. Rex, you suck.
Mission #2 accomplished.
You're having quite the productive day today, aren't you?

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Post by ElendilPickle » Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:03 pm

Woof wrote:MD2 resulted in a 7(5) - 7(5) tie, a definite improvement over MD1 (mainly because I didn't have to face Lampy :mrgreen: ). Q3 was a major boo-boo on my part. Saw Ram Das and said "Aha! It's Baba Ram Das" ergo Baba must be the honorific sought for, right? Bah! Knowing of Meher Baba and of course "Baba O'Riley" just added fuel to my misguided fire. :oops:
Same for me; guru never even entered my mind.

A helpful hint for rookies: if you come up with an answer, even if it's a wild guess, go ahead and submit if you can't think of anything better. I thought of vitamin for question 6, but didn't think it was right, so I left the space blank.

I still would have lost, thanks to baba, but at least it would have been 7(5) instead of 6(4). :roll:

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Re: LL68: For the LLamas

Post by alietr » Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:12 pm

ElendilPickle wrote:A helpful hint for rookies: if you come up with an answer, even if it's a wild guess, go ahead and submit if you can't think of anything better. I thought of vitamin for question 6, but didn't think it was right, so I left the space blank.
I don't think I've ever left a question blank. If I have no idea at all, I will go for BWA, even though I have no chance since Thorsten hasn't the slightest sense of humor (in my opinion, of course).

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Re: LL68: For the LLamas

Post by BulgarianBeast » Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:20 pm

alietr wrote:If I have no idea at all, I will go for BWA
This might be the LL noob in me talking, but where can you see the BWA?

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Post by econgator » Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:38 pm

BulgarianBeast wrote:
alietr wrote:If I have no idea at all, I will go for BWA
This might be the LL noob in me talking, but where can you see the BWA?
If you are looking at the match results, click on the Q# link. If there is one, it will be under the question, along with the MCWA.

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Post by Bamaman » Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:38 pm

To those who mentioned the commercial and got me to watch it....I thought we were friends. What has been seen cannot be unseen.

My defense carried me yesterday to a 3(2)-1(2) victory. I got terra cotta and Katrina.

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Re: LL68: For the LLamas

Post by mpahu » Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:40 pm

BulgarianBeast wrote:
alietr wrote:If I have no idea at all, I will go for BWA
This might be the LL noob in me talking, but where can you see the BWA?
If you're on the individual question's page, you can find it. If you go to any match day page and click Q1, Q2, etc. you should find that it links to the individual question. There you'll see stats, MCW, and BWA.

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