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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by SenseiCAY » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:20 pm

Back with the plebs in Rundle E this time after holding onto a spot in D for as long as I could. Last season was rough, but it's always fun!

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by Woof » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:28 pm

econgator wrote:
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Apparently nobody watched Lost or at least remembers it. I gave it a 0 to two people (including private rundle) with high TV scores and both missed. 17% get rate on one of the most iconic moments of the show.
I watched every episode of Lost. I was a big fan. I discussed it endlessly. I had no idea what that picture was, let alone it being from Lost (kinda like watching Lost itself, now that I think about it). That's your 17% right there.
Ditto.

(and how does "Penny" get accepted? Were "no" and "boa" accepted as well, because they're just one letter off, too).
They were not, because my WAG of "no" was negged.

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Re: Learned League 75 - MD1

Post by Woof » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:31 pm

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:? Confession: I don't know 1920s folk music. Doesn't matter that they were from Virginia; I've never heard of the Carters. That was a sit-and-stare.
I don’t know 1920s folk music either (who does?), but I do know June Carter’s family was country music royalty already when she married Johnny Cash, so I figured it was worth a guess.
This. If it wasn't the Carter Family Singers, I had no guess at all.

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Re: Learned League 75 - MD1

Post by zerobandwidth » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:22 pm

dhkendall wrote:
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:? Confession: I don't know 1920s folk music. Doesn't matter that they were from Virginia; I've never heard of the Carters. That was a sit-and-stare.
I don’t know 1920s folk music either (who does?), but I do know June Carter’s family was country music royalty already when she married Johnny Cash, so I figured it was worth a guess.
Oh those Carters. Well that makes a lot more sense now.
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by teapot37 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:51 pm

Yeah, I was going to just guess the Carters as an old-school country family until I recognized that the Maybelle in the question was Mother Maybelle Carter, so it went from a WAG to fairly certain.
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by RandyG » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:48 pm

econgator wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:44 am
alietr wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:17 am
jfrumkin wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:06 am
Apparently nobody watched Lost or at least remembers it. I gave it a 0 to two people (including private rundle) with high TV scores and both missed. 17% get rate on one of the most iconic moments of the show.
I watched every episode of Lost. I was a big fan. I discussed it endlessly. I had no idea what that picture was, let alone it being from Lost (kinda like watching Lost itself, now that I think about it). That's your 17% right there.
Ditto.

(and how does "Penny" get accepted? Were "no" and "boa" accepted as well, because they're just one letter off, too).
I took a flyer with "no".

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by ElendilPickle » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:54 pm

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Count me among those who took a good 5 minutes squinting at the picture before seeing the context (the roundness of the porthole in the door and the color of the water) and immediately and excitedly shouting out "NOT PENNY'S BOAT"! before feeling sad for Charlie.
I knew it immediately, yelled "Awww, 'Not Penny's Boat!'" then felt sad for Charlie. Man, I loved that show.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by Bamaman » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:02 pm

I start the season with a 3(2)-4(4) loss. At least I played perfect defense.

Oddly, we both made the same defensive assignments for all six questions. I couldn't tell you much about the Carter family or name any of their songs, but I did recognize the name Maybelle. So that gave me three with zero for Bloody Mary. I probably should have put more time into thinking about the poetry question. I have never seen a single episode of Lost.

He missed the Carters and poetry.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by OSXpert » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:06 am

I still have never gotten 6 correct in a day, but Day 1 was my closest yet. I was able to get everything correct (Carter was a wild guess based off June Carter) except for Poetry. I made up a more specific magazine called Feminist Poetry :(

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by SBurrus » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:39 am

I stepped into the winner's circle on MD2, with a 3(3)-1(1) win.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by georgespelvin » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:52 am

I was clobbered yesterday 7(5)-1(1). It would have made the score more respectable (7-4) if I would have put down "obtuse" for the angle, which was the first thing that popped into my head, but the way the question was phrased (using pi instead of degrees) made me think that was wrong. I should have guessed it anyway. I guess I was a little obtuse myself.

I also missed the geography question (among others). I was hoping for a TOM from Mull and put down "Kintyre". :lol:

I know that the questions are the same for everyone regardless of league level, but I certainly have come back down to earth just in time for my latest promotion to C League. I've only gotten four out of 12 questions right during the first two days. Fortunately, I eked out a one point victory on Monday but I have the worst ranking in my rundle for players that are 1-1.
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread (MD2)

Post by zerobandwidth » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:46 am

MD2 Beginner's luck continues! A 4(3)-2(2) win grabs a 2-0-0 record and 3rd place in the rundle.
  • :mrgreen: This was an insta-get just from the calendar clue. The canonical class to work with dates and times in the Java programming language is GregorianCalendar.
  • :mrgreen: Math terminology question? Yes, please.
  • :( Coin-flipped Terminator and Aliens, responded with Mother. Oh well.
  • :mrgreen: Yay, five years of Latin in school.
  • :?: Never heard of marginal utility, guessed brand loyalty instead. Seems like a YEKIOYD giveaway to economists, unless the German word gives a literal translation.
  • :( Normally decent on geography, totally blanked on this one, made up something wrong. This was a head-slapper once the answers were revealed.
The current rundle leader in R Summit div 2 won MD2 with a 9(6)-0(1) game. Holy crap. I'll be interested to see what our records look like when we face each other on MD11.
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by Bamaman » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:45 am

georgespelvin wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:52 am

I know that the questions are the same for everyone regardless of league level, but I certainly have come back down to earth just in time for my latest promotion to C League. I've only gotten four out of 12 questions right during the first two days. Fortunately, I eked out a one point victory on Monday but I have the worst ranking in my rundle for players that are 1-1.
If it makes you feel any better, I only have four right and am 0-2 in D.

I might have gotten a tie yesterday with better defense. But I gave him zero on Gregory. With the calendar being the first thing listed, I thought that made it pretty obvious. I'm not a movie person and have never seen any of the Terminator movies. I guessed the flux capacitor, even though I was pretty certain that was wrong.

I did get sugar maple. It may have helped that the tree was on Jeopardy recently, but saccharum seemed close to saccharine so it seemed logical it would mean sugar.

I think I've heard of marginal utility, but it wasn't coming. Same for those islands.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by StevenH » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:10 am

Easier day for me yesterday, but I was a little worried about defense. I knew that it would be obvious to my opponent how to defend me, but I only knew what to assign to them for 0 and 3. Luckily I got a 4(4)-2(2) win.

I can never keep the Orkney, Shetland, and Hebrides straight, but the word "inner" made me know which one to pick.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread (MD2)

Post by Volante » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:23 am

I'd like to hope everyone remembered the sugar maple!

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread (MD2)

Post by econgator » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:39 am

Volante wrote:
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I'd like to hope everyone remembered the sugar maple!
That was the only one I wasn't sure of yesterday, but the recency helped me to a rare 9(6). Sadly, my opponent scored the same.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by jfrumkin » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:42 am

A couple of seasons ago I had a 1.000 DE until MD 8 or 9 (or maybe even later, don't remember). This season, I've lost to a 9(5) and a 9(6). My DE is .000. Instead of the Sandra award, I'm aiming for the Blutarski.
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread (MD2)

Post by alietr » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:10 am

Volante wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:23 am
I'd like to hope everyone remembered the sugar maple!
Doesn't have as nice a ring to it as "Remember the Maine!"

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread (MD2)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:17 am

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[*] :( Coin-flipped Terminator and Aliens, responded with Mother. Oh well.
Wasn't that a life form rather than a machine, though?

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread (MD2)

Post by zerobandwidth » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:18 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:17 am
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[*] :( Coin-flipped Terminator and Aliens, responded with Mother. Oh well.
Wasn't that a life form rather than a machine, though?
Mother was the computer; the main xenomorph was the Queen.
And I couldn't remember the name of the android guy, or that would have been my guess instead. :lol:
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