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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by jfrumkin » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:25 am

dinghammer wrote:
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Until I started listening to Comedy Bang Bang regularly, I thought ALW was the lyricist. Now I know better, thanks to PFT.
I knew Rice off the bat since Webber did some of those and Elton John did some of those, meaning Rice was the one constant. But this comment wins everything. Heynong man.

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Post by mennoknight » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:48 pm

I hope it was just 12 questions about the Monster Mash's original lyrics.
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by triviawayne » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:54 pm

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I was two letters away from my first beer of the season, WAGging "Eurodex" instead of "Euronext". :cry:
yeah, i knew it was euro...something, but next wouldn't have ever crossed my mind
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by jfrumkin » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:01 pm

mennoknight wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:48 pm
I hope it was just 12 questions about the Monster Mash's original lyrics.
I'm in a meeting and bored and looking around the web and just got a dirty look because I did a poor job of stopping myself from laughing out loud. Nice one. "Scary Love was the subtitle of the 6th version of WHAT SONG by Leo Carpazzi and Scaroline?"
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by mennoknight » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:03 pm

jfrumkin wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:01 pm
mennoknight wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:48 pm
I hope it was just 12 questions about the Monster Mash's original lyrics.
I'm in a meeting and bored and looking around the web and just got a dirty look because I did a poor job of stopping myself from laughing out loud. Nice one. "Scary Love was the subtitle of the 6th version of WHAT SONG by Leo Carpazzi and Scaroline?"
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by mcsheffrey » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:04 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:04 am
I was two letters away from my first beer of the season, WAGging "Eurodex" instead of "Euronext". :cry:
Exact same scenario for me! Well, except that I was feeling semi-confident I had heard of something called 'Eurodex' before.

Coming up with Moll Flanders based solely on this criteria had me pumping my fist:

1. Named after a woman
2. Something old-timey
3. A plot that is completely unknown to me

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Post by OSXpert » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:07 pm

I guessed "Tess of the D'Ubervilles" and thought that was a pretty good guess.

I knew abby/ann landers were sisters but didnt know they were twins, so I guessed the olson twins.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by classicroadster » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:33 pm

mcsheffrey wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:04 pm
dhkendall wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:04 am
I was two letters away from my first beer of the season, WAGging "Eurodex" instead of "Euronext". :cry:
Exact same scenario for me! Well, except that I was feeling semi-confident I had heard of something called 'Eurodex' before.

Coming up with Moll Flanders based solely on this criteria had me pumping my fist:

1. Named after a woman
2. Something old-timey
3. A plot that is completely unknown to me
I used the same logic and came up with Jane Eyre since I had seen Tess of the D'Urbervilles in high school and nothing in the description sounded familiar to the movie.

I'm glad I didn't come up with FTSE, since I too listen to money related radio and they always reference that, I can't remember hearing of Euronext.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by jfrumkin » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:12 pm

mennoknight wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:03 pm
jfrumkin wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:01 pm
mennoknight wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:48 pm
I hope it was just 12 questions about the Monster Mash's original lyrics.
I'm in a meeting and bored and looking around the web and just got a dirty look because I did a poor job of stopping myself from laughing out loud. Nice one. "Scary Love was the subtitle of the 6th version of WHAT SONG by Leo Carpazzi and Scaroline?"
SWAMP THING?
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Post by morbeedo » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:46 pm

MD4: Got 5 right, but so did my opponent! The perfect 9(6) still eludes me...

Moll Flanders is a really good read!

I put CAC40 for the stock market question and sorta expected it to be right :/

NHO Fisher so let me guess- cooking? nah, art history sounds better. Didn’t matter b/c I was assigned zero for that question, inexplicably

Almost left that twins question blank but thought, no, let me put something down. And got Ann Landers. It always makes me laugh to hear her name, as it reminds me of that SNL skit from the 80s:

Dear Ann Landers,
My husband and I just moved from Connecticut to Arkansas, where it is illegal to perform my husband's favorite sexual activity. What should I do?
Signed,
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:47 pm

OSXpert wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:07 pm
I guessed "Tess of the D'Ubervilles" and thought that was a pretty good guess.
Stuff I've learned in the last year or so: Tess of the D'Urbervilles is subtitled A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented. Moll Flanders (it's easy to keep them straight if you think of a "gun moll") is basically the opposite.
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Tied some guy named SterlacciJ tonight. Damn, no BWA for Q6, the European stock exchange.
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Post by 1stlvlthinker » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:44 pm

Getting crushed right now, 1-3. I'm answering questions correctly at the rate I expect (2-3 each day), but I'm playing terrible defense, including a day where I had a DE of 0. Certainly didn't figure my opponent would get the Tim Rice question right at 2/8 in Theater, and get Abby/Ann Landers wrong with a 9/12 in Lifestyle.
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Post by Volante » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:02 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:47 pm
reddpen wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:05 am
Tied some guy named SterlacciJ tonight. Damn, no BWA for Q6, the European stock exchange.
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Post by countyguy » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:45 pm

I thought I was going to go 0/6 when I saw the questions.

I don't care one bit about jewelry, so I had no clue on Q2, but, I had a vague memory of hearing about a three-word substance called "mother of (something)" that sounded sort of like the question, but, probably not. So I put "mother of" down. Then, I thought "hey, pearls are made from oysters, and 'pearl' sounds more promising than most words, so why don't I put it down?" But, if someone had asked me before the match if I knew what "mother of pearl" was, I would have had no idea. Imagine my surprise when I saw the answers!

Since when is "Moll Flanders" a full fifth of a 55-word title?

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Post by seaborgium » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:29 pm

countyguy wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:45 pm
Since when is "Moll Flanders" a full fifth of a 55-word title?
It's not, but "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, &c." is.

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Post by jeff6286 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:49 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:29 pm
countyguy wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:45 pm
Since when is "Moll Flanders" a full fifth of a 55-word title?
It's not, but "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, &c." is.
Did anyone do the math on that? I checked on word count and it didn't come out very close to a fifth. Maybe using letter count it does? The exact 4/5 figure given in the question seemed like an odd writing choice.

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Post by econgator » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:27 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:49 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:29 pm
countyguy wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:45 pm
Since when is "Moll Flanders" a full fifth of a 55-word title?
It's not, but "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, &c." is.
Did anyone do the math on that? I checked on word count and it didn't come out very close to a fifth. Maybe using letter count it does? The exact 4/5 figure given in the question seemed like an odd writing choice.
The math is 53 words out of 62 (.85) and 238 out of 286 letters (.83). So, it's close to 4/5, but 5/6 would have been better.

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Post by Lefty » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:30 am

I said BeNeFra. Granted the a-less version makes a better wrong answer, but I was trying to be right.
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Post by seaborgium » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:45 am

I'm curious whether anyone answered "berries" to today's pop music question. I could only figure out Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Cranberries, and decided less specific was the way to go. It would seem "berries" would have to be unacceptable, not because of Bananarama, but because of Buckcherry.

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Post by alietr » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:14 am

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I'm curious whether anyone answered "berries" to today's pop music question. I could only figure out Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Cranberries, and decided less specific was the way to go. It would seem "berries" would have to be unacceptable, not because of Bananarama, but because of Buckcherry.
I got credit for 'Berry'.

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