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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by zerobandwidth » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:19 pm

OSXpert wrote:
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Not recalling your nom de Llam', I can't check if "scull" was accepted or not, but I'm guessing that it was, and that the commissioner didn't want to penalize people who figured out "scull," thought the question compelled a suffix, and chose the wrong one.
Why do you say that? If it's the counterpart to "sweep" it seems like "scull" should have been the actual written answer rather than "sculling."

I LOLed at the MCWA for the 1921 Oldsmobile: "The Dukes of Hazzard." I guess people that put that down were really banking on the "highly modified" part of the question. That would be highly modified all right!
For my guess at the "highly modified" part, I put down Inspector Gadget. I figured it was wrong, but couldn't think of what else was highly modified and dangerously so.
I said Batman (1960's version) hoping the batmobile was highly modified.
It was, but it was a highly-modified 1955 Lincoln Futura.
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by Lefty » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:52 am

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I wrote "scull" and I don't know if it was accepted or not. I don't like to look at Friday's result when I sense it's bad until it's Monday and I have bigger problems.

I considered Beverly Hillbillies but switched to the Flintstones, which really did feel like an inspiration. Also hadn't realized what a young pup Queen Latifah is.
Not recalling your nom de Llam', I can't check if "scull" was accepted or not, but I'm guessing that it was, and that the commissioner didn't want to penalize people who figured out "scull," thought the question compelled a suffix, and chose the wrong one.
YoungR, though I guess I never announced it here. I have spent most of my LL life in B rundles, though this season I'm in A for the second season in a row for the first time. Maybe expansion has diluted the talent pool. Anyway, scull was good, though unimportant for me result-wise. I wonder if scullduggery would have sailed?
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by dinghammer » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:07 am

1stlvlthinker wrote:
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I LOLed at the MCWA for the 1921 Oldsmobile: "The Dukes of Hazzard." I guess people that put that down were really banking on the "highly modified" part of the question. That would be highly modified all right!
For my guess at the "highly modified" part, I put down Inspector Gadget. I figured it was wrong, but couldn't think of what else was highly modified and dangerously so.
That was one of the more baffling MCWAs I've seen.

Playing along, my guess was The Munsters. Turns out that was a Model T. Well, three Model Ts. Models T? A Model TTT?

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by Bamaman » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:53 am

I would have thought Dukes of Hazard was a BWA attempt. Even if you don’t know anything about cars or the show, surely you know the Duke boys weren’t running from Roscoe in a 1921 car.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by StevenH » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:08 am

Not that I thought that it was correct, but I guessed Sanford and Son for the Oldsmobile question.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by This Is Kirk! » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:18 am

Don't forget to submit for the Midseason Classic one day! Entries are due today by noon Eastern time.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by georgespelvin » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:13 pm

OSXpert wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:53 pm
1stlvlthinker wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:13 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:37 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:07 am
Not recalling your nom de Llam', I can't check if "scull" was accepted or not, but I'm guessing that it was, and that the commissioner didn't want to penalize people who figured out "scull," thought the question compelled a suffix, and chose the wrong one.
Why do you say that? If it's the counterpart to "sweep" it seems like "scull" should have been the actual written answer rather than "sculling."

I LOLed at the MCWA for the 1921 Oldsmobile: "The Dukes of Hazzard." I guess people that put that down were really banking on the "highly modified" part of the question. That would be highly modified all right!
For my guess at the "highly modified" part, I put down Inspector Gadget. I figured it was wrong, but couldn't think of what else was highly modified and dangerously so.
I said Batman (1960's version) hoping the batmobile was highly modified.
I said "My Mother the Car". I really thought that I had a chance on that one.
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by alietr » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:31 pm

Well, that was a crappy showing in the Mid-Season Classic.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by Blue Lion » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:55 pm

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I said "My Mother the Car". I really thought that I had a chance on that one.
She was a 1928 Porter. That I remember from the show's theme song.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by Volante » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:31 pm

alietr wrote:
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Well, that was a crappy showing in the Mid-Season Classic.
Olaf played MUCH harder than I would've guessed...and it cost me 45 points.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by tiwonge » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:03 pm

Volante wrote:
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alietr wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:31 pm
Well, that was a crappy showing in the Mid-Season Classic.
Olaf played MUCH harder than I would've guessed...and it cost me 45 points.
Knew who it was, but couldn't pull his name.

I guessed "Spanish Teacher" for Q6, because the two I recognized (Will Shuester and Ben Chang) were both Spanish teachers. I guess the others weren't. I was debating between that and just teacher, but the fact that two taught Spanish seemed too strong a coincidence.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by clprez » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:32 pm

Well, I only got 5 questions right for the Mid-Season Classic, but they were all my money questions and some of them were on the harder side. I didn't think that they cottage pie question would be hard to get to, but then a few weeks ago I saw a Youtube video of a chef joking around saying that the dish with lamb was called shepards pie, so of course the one made with beef should be called cowboy's pie.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by Woof » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:42 pm

I actually moneyed this MSC nearly optimally. I could have picked up 4 more points had I moneyed McNamara rather than Rolex, but it still wouldn't been enough to get me into the Top 5 for A Cont. Congrats to ElendilPickle who did make it in.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by trainman » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:51 pm

Blue Lion wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:55 pm
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I said "My Mother the Car". I really thought that I had a chance on that one.
She was a 1928 Porter. That I remember from the show's theme song.
I mentioned this over on the LL forums already, but there was no such thing as a "1928 Porter" -- the car used in "My Mother the Car" was a highly modified version of an actual 1920s car, but it wasn't an Oldsmobile (and it didn't fit the "wildly unsafe" part of the question).

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by econgator » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:53 pm

alietr wrote:
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Well, that was a crappy showing in the Mid-Season Classic.
I only knew 3 of them so I didn't even bother submitting.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by zerobandwidth » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:09 am

(LL75 MSC) 6/12, 311pts (63%, T-1492nd/4138)

Took a wild swing on Q2 with GULAG and cackled like a hyena when it came up correct. Cottage pie was an insta-get for Q4 as it is one of my favorite dishes, both to prepare and to consume. Golgi for Q5 took over 24 hours to drag out of my brain, and was only triggered on a re-read where I caught the "apparatus" tease-out. We haven't taken the kiddos out to see Coco yet so I missed a golden parent-of-small-children opportunity to grab Q11.

(MD18) :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( 5(3)-1(2) W 10-7-1 (9th/22)

Pulled two points for Q3 out of thin air by remembering a big feature about Obama's photographer sharing all his pictures on Imgur. My opponent gave me a 0 on Q5… not sure whether it was from a guess as to my Turkish connections or because I'm inexplicably 5/6 on World History questions this season. I now hold the distinction of being the only player with 10+ wins in the D transfer zone in the rundle. :roll:
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by Volante » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:41 am

zerobandwidth wrote:
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Pulled two points for Q3 out of thin air by remembering a big feature about Obama's photographer sharing all his pictures on Imgur.
And guess who was the Daily Show guest last night... :roll:

I first thought, "Nov 7. Election Day. Obama." Then I started overthinking it... "But that's only 10 months or 9 years. Odd for an anniversary thing. Hmm...2017...Princess Di died 20 years ago, that's a nice round number. Let's try that." :evil:

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by acthomas » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:52 am

Volante wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:41 am
I first thought, "Nov 7. Election Day. Obama." Then I started overthinking it... "But that's only 10 months or 9 years. Odd for an anniversary thing. Hmm...2017...Princess Di died 20 years ago, that's a nice round number. Let's try that." :evil:
I went with Princess Di too. There's some new series on Netflix about her and I thought the two projects might be connected.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by Woof » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:56 am

Well, my defensive lucky streak continues. A 7(4)-6(5) victory was mine after my opponent gave me a zero for the Obama photo question. Granted, I probably should have known that one, but I did correctly guess that they might not know about the Kander and Ebb pairing.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by boson » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:16 pm

I thought I was going to get a rare Broadway question correct by saying Fosse.... I knew he was a choreographer, but it is his name that comes to mind for both Cabaret and Chicago. Sigh, learned something new.
I'm surprised it wasn't the most common wrong answer.

Lucky 5(3)-4(4) win for me. A Mag is really tight with only 2 points separating the top 10. Unfortunately, I'm in 11th.
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