LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:57 am

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Yes, I was one of the 32 percent who answered Rose McGowan instead of Alyssa Milano.
Me Too on the #metoo! I had totally forgotten Alyssa Milano was involved.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Woof » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:08 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:57 am
Blue Lion wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:39 am
Yes, I was one of the 32 percent who answered Rose McGowan instead of Alyssa Milano.
Me Too on the #metoo! I had totally forgotten Alyssa Milano was involved.
I was trying and trying to remember Rose MacGowan's name, but couldn't pull it, so in desperation put down Alyssa Milano. There's no shame, only points. :lol:

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by plasticene » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:07 pm

I was considering Alyssa Milano, but decided to go with ... Rose Byrne. :roll:

I knew Alyssa Milano had some distinction in the movement, and I knew she wasn't a Weinstein victim because she made some statement defending his wife (and her friend/Project Runway All-Stars co-judge) Georgina Chapman after Rose McGowan accused her of some kind of complicity. So what else could that distinction be? Then to compound my error I go and pick the wrong Rose!

I still would have lost, since I wrongly defended the Jack in the Box question. Everywhere I've lived, Jack in the Box and its commercials have been ubiquitous, so I had no idea that there were vast Jack in the Box deserts in most of the country.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by fowlerism » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:59 pm

Playing MaddenDavid today, so I'm doomed. Should be fun, though!

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by alietr » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:49 am

I would love to know how cloaca hit 44% (didn't get it; NHOI) and Bay City Rollers got 50% (got it). I thought both were highly obscure.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by boson » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:57 am

alietr wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:49 am
I would love to know how cloaca hit 44% (didn't get it; NHOI) and Bay City Rollers got 50% (got it). I thought both were highly obscure.
Once you hear the word cloaca, and learn its kinda gross purpose, it is hard to unlearn it. The video someone posted to th LL message board has further cemented it for me. *Shudder*

Bay city rollers are obscure now, but were huge in the 70s... LL skews to younger ages on average - I got it from living through it, but maybe the geographic hints helped?

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by morbeedo » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:32 am

I'm holding steady at 20th place in A Taiga even after a L2 streak! Just trying to avoid relegation now :oops:

On the plus side, I have a perfect film score for LL76, which is crazy given my overall 52% get rate

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:14 am

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I would love to know how cloaca hit 44% (didn't get it; NHOI) and Bay City Rollers got 50% (got it). I thought both were highly obscure.
Cloaca was buried deep in my head somewhere. I think I heard it in context of chickens laying eggs.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Volante » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:22 am

White Russian was hilarious; I've been rewatching Archer and on Thursday saw the episode where he 'invents' a Black Mexican (coffee liqueur + Tequila). If you added milk it'd be a White Mexican! (Would've gotten it anyway (Big Lebowski. Also bartending class) but amusing universe coincidence)

And I think I've staved off relegation if I've done the math right.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by econgator » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:25 am

alietr wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:49 am
I would love to know how cloaca hit 44% (didn't get it; NHOI) and Bay City Rollers got 50% (got it). I thought both were highly obscure.
I'm with you on cloaca, but I know the song "Saturday Night", which along with the geographic hints, got me to BCR.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:26 am

alietr wrote:
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I would love to know how cloaca hit 44% (didn't get it; NHOI) and Bay City Rollers got 50% (got it). I thought both were highly obscure.
Going by J! usage the band is higher:

#7212, aired 2016-01-12 THE WEEKEND IN POP CULTURE $1000: This band was No. 1 for one "S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night" in 1975
#6385, aired 2012-05-25 SPELLING WITH THE STARS $1000: It's the night the Bay City Rollers planned to rock it up, roll it up, do it all & have a ball
#4348, aired 2003-06-25 SONGS $1000: They were on a "roll" when they sent us a "Rock and Roll Love Letter" in '76
#4320, aired 2003-05-16 LET'S ROCK! $400: The frenzy accompanying this Scottish band's U.S. tour in 1976 was nicknamed "Rollermania"
#4177, aired 2002-10-29 BEFORE & AFTER $800: Otis Redding's No. 1 hit that's performed by a Scottish band on S-a-t-u-r-d-a-y Night
#3668, aired 2000-07-12 SID & MARTY KROFFT TV $300 (Daily Double): In 1978 this Scottish band hosted the Krofft Superstar Hour on S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y nights

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#7112, aired 2015-07-14 ANIMAL PARTS $1200: Biologists say snakes do have a distinct one of these, going back from an outlet called the cloaca

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I gave a zero for the band (she got it) as I did something I rarely do and looked into my opponent's hits/misses for music. There was a enough evidence to suggest my opponent was probably old enough to make it a gimme. I got 2 for knowing it. I gave away a win and settled for a tie by over-specifying the art and writing Venus de Milo.

We correctly three-ed each other for the cloaca.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Blue Lion » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:32 am

alietr wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:49 am
I would love to know how cloaca hit 44% (didn't get it; NHOI) and Bay City Rollers got 50% (got it). I thought both were highly obscure.
I once listened to an audiobook in which one of the characters dropped his wallet in a Port-a-John. The author used to word "cloaca" to describe what the poor guy had to fish his wallet out of. For some reason, that image stuck in my head.

As for the Bay City Rollers, I'm from Michigan and the local papers tried to explain why a band from the UK gave itself that name. According to one account, a member of the band threw a dart on a map of North America and it landed on Bay City, Michigan. By the way, residents would dispute LL's characterization of Bay City as a "small town": its population is 35,000.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by StevenH » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:13 am

Pop music is my fourth worst category, but Bay City Rollers was my only get yesterday. I thought that Saturday Night is a well known song, but it might be the type of song that everyone recognizes but few know the name of the artist.

I am kicking myself for not connecting the dots on White Russian and Venus, and also for going with Garrison over Douglass.

And I am surprised that cloaca even got 44%. That rang no bells at all.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Lefty » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:26 am

I knew Cloaca as a high-end synonym for sewer, but did not know its precise meaning, so a miss. I zeroed my opponent for BCR (sensed he'd been around a while, strong in pop music, and went to school in Michigan) but only because White Russian seemed possible to miss if you stopped reading the clue after a couple of words.
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by econgator » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:32 am

Somehow I must have misread "statue" as "skeleton", going with the MCWA.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by mrparadise » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:48 am

The only way I got to Bay City Rollers was by figuring out Thorsten's hint, "not from a place like San Fran, Tampa, Norfolk, Monterey, Mobile or the like", that is, bay cities. Pretty pleased with myself for that but it didn't do me any good as I went down (4)3 (9)6, leaving me in even greater danger of relegation. And no BWA love for omniwazoo, which I kinda liked. It's been a tough season for me, I've played better than most of my career averages but my opponents seem to have their best days against me. Things will even out soon, I hope.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by This Is Kirk! » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:06 pm

Blue Lion wrote:
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By the way, residents would dispute LL's characterization of Bay City as a "small town": its population is 35,000.
I have a friend who is a lifelong Bay City resident. Bay City is a small town and I don't think he'd ever deny it.

I only missed Venus yesterday. That was my first instinct, but then I thought "wait, isn't the Venus de Milo supposed to actually be a sculpture of Venus?" Then I had the thought that it could be Eve and decided to go with that instead.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Blue Lion » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:12 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
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I only missed Venus yesterday. That was my first instinct, but then I thought "wait, isn't the Venus de Milo supposed to actually be a sculpture of Venus?" Then I had the thought that it could be Eve and decided to go with that instead.
Venus/Eve was a coin flip. For once, the coin landed right for me.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by RandyG » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:26 pm

econgator wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:25 am
alietr wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:49 am
I would love to know how cloaca hit 44% (didn't get it; NHOI) and Bay City Rollers got 50% (got it). I thought both were highly obscure.
I'm with you on cloaca, but I know the song "Saturday Night", which along with the geographic hints, got me to BCR.
A few weeks ago, my wife and I were taking a trip down 1970s memory lane with YouTube videos when we happened to land on "Saturday Night." The thought then ran through my head that The BCRs were a Scottish band, but that I think they somehow took their name from Bay City, Michigan. (The video binge started with Paul Davis' "I Go Crazy" after we heard it as a background song on a TV show.)
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by TheyCallMeMrKid » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:48 pm

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Annoying defensive loss for me yesterday, 6(4)-5(4). My opponent missed fracking, which I assigned zero. This despite his 30-31 lifetime performance in current events. And, yes, I know that question was officially classified as science, but to me it was very much a current events question.
Seems almost impossible. I would assume that he assumed he would get a 0 and maybe went for a BWA?
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