LL71: For The LLamas

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Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Post by Blue Lion » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:08 pm

Cat Hammarskjold wrote:The word "drowned" in Q1 made me think of syrup.
That was my guess as well. Fortunately, my opponent gave the question a value of 1 and I won the match.

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Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Post by econgator » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:45 pm

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StevenH wrote:I can't believe that Pudd'nhead only had a 23% get rate, given that we were spotted "Wilson."
Me, too, but it did take a little time for Wilson to register. The time period and Missouri should have led people to Twain.
Yeah, it should have. But the description of the plot seemed more like a modern historical/mystery novel than a novel by Twain. I knew nothing of Puddn'head Wilson other than a vague recollection of the title - I've fixed that now.
I've heard of Pudd'nhead, but no way I was going to dredge it up. I tried for a BWA (yeah, I know, why bother) with the Fresh Prints of Dixie.

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Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Post by jeff6286 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:23 pm

econgator wrote:
boson wrote:
This Is Kirk! wrote:
StevenH wrote:I can't believe that Pudd'nhead only had a 23% get rate, given that we were spotted "Wilson."
Me, too, but it did take a little time for Wilson to register. The time period and Missouri should have led people to Twain.
Yeah, it should have. But the description of the plot seemed more like a modern historical/mystery novel than a novel by Twain. I knew nothing of Puddn'head Wilson other than a vague recollection of the title - I've fixed that now.
I've heard of Pudd'nhead, but no way I was going to dredge it up. I tried for a BWA (yeah, I know, why bother) with the Fresh Prints of Dixie.
Far be it for me to criticize someone's sense of humor like some of you are always doing with Thorsten, but how does Missouri lead to Dixie?

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Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Post by econgator » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:26 pm

jeff6286 wrote:Far be it for me to criticize someone's sense of humor like some of you are always doing with Thorsten, but how does Missouri lead to Dixie?
For some reason I thought it was Mississippi.

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Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Post by jjwaymee » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:14 pm

boson wrote:Affogato with cmp146 at lunch today.

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I immediately googled photos of Affogato after seeing the answer yesterday. And now, I MUST HAVE IT.

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Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:44 am

econgator wrote:
jeff6286 wrote:Far be it for me to criticize someone's sense of humor like some of you are always doing with Thorsten, but how does Missouri lead to Dixie?
For some reason I thought it was Mississippi.
I'll give it an "A" for effort. I don't think "Show Me the Fresh Prints" would have made BWA, either. :)

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Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Post by AleBelly » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:49 am

I had no idea on the gospel singer, so I put Pat Beignetar. I didn't expect much from that...and my expectations were met!

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Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Post by seaborgium » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:34 am

For a brief, horrifying moment just now, I saw this thread while catching up on the board and thought I had forgotten to submit. I spent all day trying to mull over the science and LPGA questions, and when I was heading to choir practice this evening, I set a reminder on my phone for ten minutes before the deadline. But when I got in and sat down, I decided I was done waiting and threw some answers and valuations in and submitted, then deleted the reminder. I guess I did it all hastily enough that I forgot in that moment that I had done it. Seeing that I won both my matches (with perfect defense in both) was a nice antidote to that moment.

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Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Post by SBurrus » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:14 am

In a rare feat, I won my MD2 match 4(4)-3(3), and in so doing, led all members of my division in correct answers; it's the first time in my four LL seasons that I've had more correct answers than everyone else in my division. It's also only the second time I've ever gotten 4 correct answers in one day.

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Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Post by georgespelvin » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:48 am

Many, many years ago, when I was in high school, I had a math teacher who was kind of goofy. On a test, he had a multiple choice question on what a range was. One of the choices (thankfully, because it was one less choice to worry about) was "where the deer and the antelope play". Silly joke, but thanks to that, decades later, it helped me win yesterday's LL match because that's how I remembered it. I wound up getting three points for that because I believe that my record in math questions is (deservedly) my worst among all of the categories in the competition.
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Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:22 am

AleBelly wrote:I had no idea on the gospel singer, so I put Pat Beignetar. I didn't expect much from that...and my expectations were met!
Not bad at all :)

The head-scratcher for me in the MD2 results was that more people know what a range is than can identify a Nehru jacket!

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Post by Linear Gnome » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:14 pm

I couldn't remember Deep Throat's real name, but I wish I had answered "Linda Lovelace".

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Re: LL71: For The LLamas

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This Is Kirk! wrote: The head-scratcher for me in the MD2 results was that more people know what a range is than can identify a Nehru jacket!
This is weird to me. Functions and the range of functions are explicitly taught in high school math.

Nehru jackets have been out of fashion for 50+ years, and mid-century fashion isn't likely something you ever need to know.

I realize that most people forget high school math immediately after (or more likely, just before) their final exam. But this stuff is explicitly taught to essentially every LLama. I would have thought a group of people who value knowing stuff might remember it more than a jacket they've never seen anyone wear.

Maybe this is just my despair as a teacher coming through: I know my students won't all need the stuff I teach, but I keep hoping a tiny bit lingers on.

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Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Post by StevenH » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:58 pm

boson wrote:I realize that most people forget high school math immediately after (or more likely, just before) their final exam.
It's funny that Math is my best LL category. It was never a great subject for me in quiz bowl or in schooI; I did fine in algebra, trig, and precalculus, but I nearly failed geometry (proofs are still the hardest thing that I have ever had to do in any class that I wasn't allowed to drop) and calculus I. But I've found that LL math questions are generally just a test of remembering the basics that you learned in high school, and that is something that I am good at remembering for some reason. "Domain" and "range" fall into that category.

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Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:20 pm

boson wrote:
This is weird to me. Functions and the range of functions are explicitly taught in high school math.

Nehru jackets have been out of fashion for 50+ years, and mid-century fashion isn't likely something you ever need to know.
I'd argue very few people actually need to know about either Nehru jackets or domain and range. That's why they are trivia.

I got both correct, but knowing how many people seem to hate math made it surprising to me that more people came up with that than Nehru jacket, which I (wrongly) assumed was common knowledge. I am biased because I know math quite well and I definitely don't know much about fashion. I figured if I knew it, everyone did. :)

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Re: LL71: For The LLamas

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
boson wrote:
This is weird to me. Functions and the range of functions are explicitly taught in high school math.

Nehru jackets have been out of fashion for 50+ years, and mid-century fashion isn't likely something you ever need to know.
I'd argue very few people actually need to know about either Nehru jackets or domain and range. That's why they are trivia.

I got both correct, but knowing how many people seem to hate math made it surprising to me that more people came up with that than Nehru jacket, which I (wrongly) assumed was common knowledge. I am biased because I know math quite well and I definitely don't know much about fashion. I figured if I knew it, everyone did. :)
I think that I wouldn't have got that math Q correct were it not that I'm helping my son with algebra and this stuff came up in one of his homework assignments a while back. Much easier than recalling my own algebra education 44 years ago :mrgreen:

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Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Post by ElendilPickle » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:41 pm

Math is my worst LL category. I didn't retain much of it from high school; thankfully, dh did, so he was the one who taught our kids their high school math.

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Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Post by triviawayne » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:25 pm

boson wrote:
This Is Kirk! wrote: The head-scratcher for me in the MD2 results was that more people know what a range is than can identify a Nehru jacket!
This is weird to me. Functions and the range of functions are explicitly taught in high school math.

Nehru jackets have been out of fashion for 50+ years, and mid-century fashion isn't likely something you ever need to know.

I realize that most people forget high school math immediately after (or more likely, just before) their final exam. But this stuff is explicitly taught to essentially every LLama. I would have thought a group of people who value knowing stuff might remember it more than a jacket they've never seen anyone wear.

Maybe this is just my despair as a teacher coming through: I know my students won't all need the stuff I teach, but I keep hoping a tiny bit lingers on.
Maybe I should've opened a book once in a while in high school:/
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Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Post by econgator » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:33 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:The head-scratcher for me in the MD2 results was that more people know what a range is than can identify a Nehru jacket!
I never even opened the link. If it wasn't Nehru, I wasn't going to know it anyway.

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Re: LL71: For The LLamas

Post by goatman » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:52 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
AleBelly wrote:I had no idea on the gospel singer, so I put Pat Beignetar. I didn't expect much from that...and my expectations were met!
Not bad at all :)

The head-scratcher for me in the MD2 results was that more people know what a range is than can identify a Nehru jacket!
Funny I though sure the jacket would be near 100% get given it's recently been featured on J! :o
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