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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by morbeedo » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:34 am

SBurrus wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:13 am
I made it 8 losses in my last 9 matches on MD15, losing 2(3)-7(5), and sinking to 18th in the rundle. Will take an extended losing streak to drop any lower, as I have a 3-point lead on 19th place and a 7-point lead over the last place person in our division...but I'll need to turn things around to avoid relegation now. Sadly, I have the highest correct answer percentage I've ever recorded in LL but it is not enough in this D grouping. Appears I am headed back to E for LL76.
Well, at least you’re having fun, right? ;)

Oddly, I was assigned 3 points for canola oil, but hey, I'll take it!

And Brisbane didn't even make it on my scratch pad of Australian state capitals, so I don't feel too bad about missing that one
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Post by dhkendall » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:21 am

I owe jkbrat a beer if I ever meet her because her board avatar helped contribute to mine yesterday.
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by Vermonter » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:08 am

When I saw yesterday’s answers, I realized I had done a bad job of assigning points. I said to myself, man, I kinda hope PrussC just got them all right, so I can keep my high DE.

Lucky(?) for me, she obliged. Congrats!
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by econgator » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:25 am

morbeedo wrote:
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And Brisbane didn't even make it on my scratch pad of Australian state capitals, so I don't feel too bad about missing that one
Thankfully, my brother has run the Gold Coast Marathon, so that made it much easier for me.

This time in B Pac looks almost the same as my last time in B. I'm on track to have my second best TCA (95 vs 97, my last time in B), by FAR my best DE (.837 vs .770, my last time in B), and sadly, my record CAA of 108. So far, only in 3 matches have I had 3 or fewer correct against me and one of those was a forfeit.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by boson » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:42 am

Vermonter wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:08 am
When I saw yesterday’s answers, I realized I had done a bad job of assigning points. I said to myself, man, I kinda hope PrussC just got them all right, so I can keep my high DE.

Lucky(?) for me, she obliged. Congrats!
Don't worry - I grabbed a screen capture of Cyndi in first place in AMag. Yay!

I don't want to jinx anything, but do we call 4 6-packs in a row a case, or a two-four?

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by zerobandwidth » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:45 am

boson wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:42 am
Vermonter wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:08 am
When I saw yesterday’s answers, I realized I had done a bad job of assigning points. I said to myself, man, I kinda hope PrussC just got them all right, so I can keep my high DE.

Lucky(?) for me, she obliged. Congrats!
Don't worry - I grabbed a screen capture of Cyndi in first place in AMag. Yay!

I don't want to jinx anything, but do we call 4 6-packs in a row a case, or a two-four?
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by dhkendall » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:16 am

boson wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:42 am
I don't want to jinx anything, but do we call 4 6-packs in a row a case, or a two-four?
Depends on which side of the 49th you reside on.
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by badgerfellow » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:19 am

zerobandwidth wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:45 am
boson wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:42 am
Vermonter wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:08 am
When I saw yesterday’s answers, I realized I had done a bad job of assigning points. I said to myself, man, I kinda hope PrussC just got them all right, so I can keep my high DE.

Lucky(?) for me, she obliged. Congrats!
Don't worry - I grabbed a screen capture of Cyndi in first place in AMag. Yay!

I don't want to jinx anything, but do we call 4 6-packs in a row a case, or a two-four?
"tailgate party" :wink:
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by AleBelly » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:35 am

morbeedo wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:34 am
SBurrus wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:13 am
I made it 8 losses in my last 9 matches on MD15, losing 2(3)-7(5), and sinking to 18th in the rundle. Will take an extended losing streak to drop any lower, as I have a 3-point lead on 19th place and a 7-point lead over the last place person in our division...but I'll need to turn things around to avoid relegation now. Sadly, I have the highest correct answer percentage I've ever recorded in LL but it is not enough in this D grouping. Appears I am headed back to E for LL76.
Well, at least you’re having fun, right? ;)

Oddly, I was assigned 3 points for canola oil, but hey, I'll take it!

And Brisbane didn't even make it on my scratch pad of Australian state capitals, so I don't feel too bad about missing that one
Yeah, well, that's because I thought canola oil came from corn, and the actual answer was much more obscure. Congrats on the victory, and on your first place position.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by mennoknight » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:50 am

Had a complete brain fart and forgot to submit. A forfeit in A put me solidly in last place in the Rundle. I'm almost...happy?
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by morbeedo » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:18 pm

AleBelly wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:35 am
morbeedo wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:34 am
Oddly, I was assigned 3 points for canola oil, but hey, I'll take it!
Yeah, well, that's because I thought canola oil came from corn, and the actual answer was much more obscure. Congrats on the victory, and on your first place position.
hey! Nice playing you! I've been pretty lucky this season, but first place doesn't mean anything at MD15

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:11 pm

Trying to bring myself some good luck early this morning before looking at the results I put on my Perry the Platypus shirt. It did not work. One person in my group had a 9(6) and of course it had to be my opponent.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by sarisson » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:22 pm

I can now say I've beaten someone who has beaten the all-time leader in game show winnings.
Usually this time of the season is the hardest for me, but not this season. I'm one point out of the promotion zone! Maybe Thorsten is saving the obscure, toughest questions for last.
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by cmp146 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:00 pm

Vermonter wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:08 am
When I saw yesterday’s answers, I realized I had done a bad job of assigning points. I said to myself, man, I kinda hope PrussC just got them all right, so I can keep my high DE.

Lucky(?) for me, she obliged. Congrats!
Thank you, I was pleasantly surprised to see that three guesses were actually right (and you were spot on with your points assignment, too). I don't think I will be sitting atop A Magnolia for very long. :-)

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:57 am

Gotta be Lesotho, right? that's the furthest South entire country in Africa. Nah, not far enough south. Better choose a Pacific island country. Puts down Nauru.

**Submit.**

Head, meet counter, thump thump thump.

Later, I remember:

LANDLOCKED COUNTRIES: South of the Tropic of Capricorn, this kingdom is the world's southernmost landlocked country

http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=5826

It was 2 darn weeks ago! Thump thump thump thump...

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Correct response here.
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:50 am

Myron, you also participate in the Only Connect Questions group on Facebook. Three or four weeks ago, I did an R1 with the four countries that were entirely south of the Tropic of Capricorn.
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by seaborgium » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:56 am

I've just discovered I lead my rundle in defensive efficiency, with an average of .884. I've given up five unforced points total (and three of those were in the first match). This can't last long now that I've noticed it.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by SBurrus » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:30 am

I finally stepped back into the winner's circle on MD16, with a 3(3)-1(1) victory, only my second win in the last 10 matches.

I was shocked that only 39% of players knew the beans question from The Jeffersons; in my rundle, only 5 of us got it. Maybe it was just one of those questions where age was an advantage; we never missed watching the show in my home growing up, despite its many, many time slot changes during its network run...and it had one of the best known theme songs in TV history. I guess younger players don't know much about The Jeffersons or classic television.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by zerobandwidth » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:50 am

(MD16) :( :( :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 2(2)-6(4) L :arrow: 8-7-1 (11th/22)

Picked up three MCWAs on this day.

I must have belted out the chorus and "FISH don't FRY in the kitCHENNNN" in my basement about fifty times, trying to kickstart my brain into remembering the next word. Never got to "beans", WAGed "steaks" along with another 14% of the league.

"Isn't New Zealand south of the Tropic? No, I think the north island stretches too far north. Oh, duh, South Africa. Surely that's right." :evil: Joined the sheep on that one.

Screwtape (from, duh, The Screwtape Letters) was a head-smacker; I remembered the name as soon as it came up. Instead I fixated on finding a well-known demon with a silly name, partly because I was also derpy enough to read "C. S. Lewis" as "Lewis Carroll". Sigh.

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