LL68: For the LLamas

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If I don't know and can't even hazard a guess, I leave it blank. Trying for BWA is just a waste of time for me.

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ElendilPickle wrote:
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.
Baba for me too, from Ram Das. Thought that was a slum dunk and never considered anything else, especially since I didn't recognize any of the other names.

Ammonia (NH3) led me to amino acids, but that didn't feel right in the context of food packaging. Then.... aha!.... vit(amin)! The naming and chemical connection between them had never occurred to me before.

William Tell. D'Oh!!!
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Bamaman wrote:If I don't know and can't even hazard a guess, I leave it blank. Trying for BWA is just a waste of time for me.
My general rule of thumb is if it takes me as long to come up with a BWA as I spent pondering the question...I'm not coming up with a BWA either.

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Im shocked that puppymnkeybaby had a less than 50% get rate. Its recent and was talked about a lot. Thought it would be much higher
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ihavejeoprosy wrote:Im shocked that puppymnkeybaby had a less than 50% get rate. Its recent and was talked about a lot. Thought it would be much higher
I had heard of it, but couldn't quite remember all of the elements. I knew it was puppymonkey*something*, but I couldn't quite pull it out. (I typed "puppymonkeykitten", which of course doesn't count.)

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skullturf wrote:
ihavejeoprosy wrote:Im shocked that puppymnkeybaby had a less than 50% get rate. Its recent and was talked about a lot. Thought it would be much higher
I had heard of it, but couldn't quite remember all of the elements. I knew it was puppymonkey*something*, but I couldn't quite pull it out. (I typed "puppymonkeykitten", which of course doesn't count.)
Id be up for ownng that too
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In Horizon Rundle A did well first two rounds taking a tie with 7(5) and another 7(5) to win

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mpahu wrote: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.
I had a similar epiphany, half a second after submitting. Luckily I won on defense by a point.

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RandyG wrote:Ammonia (NH3) led me to amino acids, but that didn't feel right in the context of food packaging. Then.... aha!.... vit(amin)! The naming and chemical connection between them had never occurred to me before.
This was exactly my thought process. I felt really proud about coming up with both vitamin and William Tell, but it was all for naught as jjwaymee outdefended me 8(5)-6(5).

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I initially thought I got 4 correct on day 3, since wavelength was listed as an alternative correct answer for period, but that was later amended, and I ended up losing with a 3(3) score.

Unfortunately, I also lost my coin flip of pretzel v. spaghetti.

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Bad defense caught up with me on MD3 with a 6(5)-6(3) tie, and some very lucky guesses are all that separated me from the loss. Such are the perils of a rookie rundle. This is the hellbound fury with which I knew I'd be humbled.

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Of course the one time I actually know the answers to more than two questions I face the guy who always forfeits. Ah well, I'll take the W.

Also, Smile rules, so seeing it on LL put a big smile on my face this morning.

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OSXpert wrote:I initially thought I got 4 correct on day 3, since wavelength was listed as an alternative correct answer for period, but that was later amended, and I ended up losing with a 3(3) score.

Unfortunately, I also lost my coin flip of pretzel v. spaghetti.
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OSXpert wrote:I initially thought I got 4 correct on day 3, since wavelength was listed as an alternative correct answer for period, but that was later amended, and I ended up losing with a 3(3) score.
Wait, what? I had wavelength and it was marked wrong. I did some looking up, and I guess it was wrong, but I was sure it was right when I submitted. No mind; I ended up with a 9(5)-6(4) win over Colby. My head is temporarily swollen.

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alietr wrote:
OSXpert wrote:I initially thought I got 4 correct on day 3, since wavelength was listed as an alternative correct answer for period, but that was later amended, and I ended up losing with a 3(3) score.
Wait, what? I had wavelength and it was marked wrong. I did some looking up, and I guess it was wrong, but I was sure it was right when I submitted. No mind; I ended up with a 9(5)-6(4) win over Colby. My head is temporarily swollen.
It seems that Thorsten made an error this morning. I had assumed that, much like the popes, Mr. Integrity was infallible.

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I remain winless after three days but rank #4 in Defensive Efficiency in our division and am tied for first in CAA. Today, my opp is the only other winless player who has played all three days (we have two players with either 2 forfeits or 3) so this might be my best chance at a win. Has anyone ever gone winless in a league season?

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I feel like I played defence against the whole league today: I saw the alternate answer of wavelength, knew it was wrong, and quickly wrote to Thorsten. Yeah, I was that guy. To be fair, I get paid to do this, particularly during the 2 weeks I taught a unit on waves during January.

This A rundle thing is surprisingly doable so far:5 right each of the 3 days.

There - now the karma is sure to even out. I expect to not answer another question this whole season.
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My dream of matching the 1972 Dolphins comes to an end as I lose 2(1)-0(1). I got Aramis and they got spaghetti. I had no idea on frequency, tried to remember what the A stood for in AM radio but that wasn't it anyway. Amplitude was the MCWA so I wasn't alone. For once, I liked his choice for BWA.

No idea on the movie. Never seen it and had no idea it was all guys. I guessed Platoon. Never seen it, either, but figured it was worth a shot since it was a war movie.

I have heard the term "spaghetti junction" before but not necessarily specifically for 85/285. I travel to Atlanta a lot for work and what I call that interchange is something I can't say here.

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boson wrote:I feel like I played defence against the whole league today: I saw the alternate answer of wavelength, knew it was wrong, and quickly wrote to Thorsten. Yeah, I was that guy. To be fair, I get paid to do this, particularly during the 2 weeks I taught a unit on waves during January.
As someone who answered wavelength, I wouldn't want to get credit for an answer I got wrong, so alls well. I could have gotten period if I had thought about it a little longer, and I've only got myself to blame.

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OSXpert wrote:As someone who answered wavelength, I wouldn't want to get credit for an answer I got wrong, so alls well. I could have gotten period if I had thought about it a little longer, and I've only got myself to blame.
I agree with you, I went down the wrong mental path as well and picked wavelength, which obviously doesn't match the question 100%. I also went down the wrong mental path on the Film question and answered Ben Hur confidently, knowing that it was around 3 and a half hours as well, and that it won Best Picture. Then I asked myself what else could it be, and when Lawrence of Arabia didn't come to me, I thought I was definitely right when I submitted :lol: Seemed so obvious in retrospect. Despite all this, I tied a boardie 5(2)-5(4), so at least my defense has been on point so far.

P.S. I also guessed pretzel for the Interstate question. My girlfriend is from one of the cities mentioned in the question, so after I submitted I asked her if she has heard about the Spaghetti Junction. She texted me "Many times, why?" :mrgreen: If only LL rundles for couples were a thing...

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