Learned League 72 - Official Thread

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Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

Post by ihavejeoprosy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:31 pm

Ive seen Thule stuff around so much that I was happy to be able to use it in a game.
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georgespelvin wrote:I had been looking forward to playing comic book legend Len Wein this coming week, but I just learned that the Lively One had serious spinal surgery the other day. :cry: I hope that he recovers soon, and not just so that I have the honor of losing to him someday (when he's able to play this season, he's done very well).
You might send Thorsten an email about WeinL's surgery, as he's now forfeited his last five matches.

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Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

Post by RandyG » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:05 am

I just discovered that the Thule/Maersk discussion has been one of comparing apples to oranges.

I wasn't familiar with Thule "cargo carriers and transport equipment," which look like this:



while Maersk's, that I see all the time, look like this:

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Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

Post by This Is Kirk! » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:54 am

RandyG wrote: I wasn't familiar with Thule "cargo carriers and transport equipment," which look like this:

Two bits you'll be noticing Thule roof boxes and racks all the time now.

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Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

Post by alietr » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:06 pm

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RandyG wrote: I wasn't familiar with Thule "cargo carriers and transport equipment," which look like this:

Two bits you'll be noticing Thule roof boxes and racks all the time now.
Yeah, I noticed two of them on my bike ride yesterday, curse them.

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Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

Post by georgespelvin » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:35 pm

reddpen wrote:
georgespelvin wrote:I had been looking forward to playing comic book legend Len Wein this coming week, but I just learned that the Lively One had serious spinal surgery the other day. :cry: I hope that he recovers soon, and not just so that I have the honor of losing to him someday (when he's able to play this season, he's done very well).
You might send Thorsten an email about WeinL's surgery, as he's now forfeited his last five matches.
It's my understanding that even death does not stop forfeits from happening. I think forfeits continued after Cindy Stowell died last season. In Len Wein's case, the circumstances will likely immunize him from relegation next season (at least I hope so) but won't stop the forfeits.
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Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

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georgespelvin wrote:
reddpen wrote:
georgespelvin wrote:I had been looking forward to playing comic book legend Len Wein this coming week, but I just learned that the Lively One had serious spinal surgery the other day. :cry: I hope that he recovers soon, and not just so that I have the honor of losing to him someday (when he's able to play this season, he's done very well).
You might send Thorsten an email about WeinL's surgery, as he's now forfeited his last five matches.
It's my understanding that even death does not stop forfeits from happening. I think forfeits continued after Cindy Stowell died last season. In Len Wein's case, the circumstances will likely immunize him from relegation next season (at least I hope so) but won't stop the forfeits.
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Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

Post by teapot37 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:58 pm

Ack, I conflated A Fistful of Dollars's plot with that of For a Few Dollars More. (It's been a while since I've seen them.) That stopped me from 12/12'ing the Mid-Season Classic.
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Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

Post by This Is Kirk! » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:35 pm

teapot37 wrote:Ack, I conflated A Fistful of Dollars's plot with that of For a Few Dollars More. (It's been a while since I've seen them.) That stopped me from 12/12'ing the Mid-Season Classic.
Nicely done! I did much better than I expected. I missed three, but still ended up at 95%. I think my moneying was exactly optimal.

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Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

Post by boson » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:43 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
teapot37 wrote:Ack, I conflated A Fistful of Dollars's plot with that of For a Few Dollars More. (It's been a while since I've seen them.) That stopped me from 12/12'ing the Mid-Season Classic.
Nicely done! I did much better than I expected. I missed three, but still ended up at 95%. I think my moneying was exactly optimal.
Congrats to you both. I missed two (random Eastwood western guess + said Reykjavik instead of Riga to go with Rome).

Even when I do poorly (ie the last two + seasons, quite proud of this one though) I find the Midseason classic more enjoyable than the subject-specific 1DS during the off-season. I like the general nature, plus the well-tuned difficulty. I guess Thorsten's writing practice pays off for me.

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
teapot37 wrote:Ack, I conflated A Fistful of Dollars's plot with that of For a Few Dollars More. (It's been a while since I've seen them.) That stopped me from 12/12'ing the Mid-Season Classic.
Nicely done! I did much better than I expected. I missed three, but still ended up at 95%. I think my moneying was exactly optimal.
Nicely done, both of you! I missed three but only dropped 13 points to non-optimal moneying, yet that was only enough for 89%. One of my three misses was High Plains Drifter for A Fistful of Dollars, very disappointing since I've seen them both multiple times (and Yojimbo more times than either).

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Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

Post by teapot37 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:48 pm

Of the ones I got right, I moneyed the right ones.

It hurts my soul that the Rockford Files question was the second-hardest question. I need to rewatch that show. Such a great theme song.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:54 pm

I did my part along with Myron to help Prairie. 9/12 for me and I could have had a higher score for money choices if I had realized I had guessed the western correctly. On the other end my score could have been lower if I had thought of Reykjavik. Only having Riga & Rome occur to me worked out nicely.

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:03 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:I did my part along with Myron to help Prairie. 9/12 for me and I could have had a higher score for money choices if I had realized I had guessed the western correctly. On the other end my score could have been lower if I had thought of Reykjavik. Only having Riga & Rome occur to me worked out nicely.
Guess who thought of Reykjavik and then Riga. I didn't even realize I was wrong until almost a full day after submitting.

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Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

Post by This Is Kirk! » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:12 pm

teapot37 wrote:It hurts my soul that the Rockford Files question was the second-hardest question.
Me, too. Great show.

People not knowing what a scalar is hurt my soul, but I knew enough to money that one and The Rockford Files! :)

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Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

Post by ElendilPickle » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:34 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:I did my part along with Myron to help Prairie. 9/12 for me and I could have had a higher score for money choices if I had realized I had guessed the western correctly. On the other end my score could have been lower if I had thought of Reykjavik. Only having Riga & Rome occur to me worked out nicely.
Guess who thought of Reykjavik and then Riga. I didn't even realize I was wrong until almost a full day after submitting.
Yup. I didn't even think of Rome, although I spent a few days there in 2015.

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Post by Volante » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:41 pm

Who would've guessed the Potato Eaters was so obscure?...

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Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

Post by econgator » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:39 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
teapot37 wrote:Ack, I conflated A Fistful of Dollars's plot with that of For a Few Dollars More. (It's been a while since I've seen them.) That stopped me from 12/12'ing the Mid-Season Classic.
Nicely done! I did much better than I expected. I missed three, but still ended up at 95%. I think my moneying was exactly optimal.
I missed three, but with slightly less-optimal moneying, I ended up in the 90th percentile. I think that's my best showing.

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Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

Post by Blue Lion » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:54 pm

teapot37 wrote:Ack, I conflated A Fistful of Dollars's plot with that of For a Few Dollars More. (It's been a while since I've seen them.) That stopped me from 12/12'ing the Mid-Season Classic.
Well done, Sir!

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Re: Learned League 72 - Official Thread

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georgespelvin wrote:
reddpen wrote:
georgespelvin wrote:I had been looking forward to playing comic book legend Len Wein this coming week, but I just learned that the Lively One had serious spinal surgery the other day. :cry: I hope that he recovers soon, and not just so that I have the honor of losing to him someday (when he's able to play this season, he's done very well).
You might send Thorsten an email about WeinL's surgery, as he's now forfeited his last five matches.
It's my understanding that even death does not stop forfeits from happening. I think forfeits continued after Cindy Stowell died last season. In Len Wein's case, the circumstances will likely immunize him from relegation next season (at least I hope so) but won't stop the forfeits.
One of my referrals last season had a temporary coma, and Thorsten changed most of the forfeits to 0's, but not all of them for some reason I don't understand. Had they all been 0's instead of forfeits, he wouldn't have been relegated.
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