LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:09 pm

The meal pictured on the Jack In The Box question is Jack's Munchie Meal. By coincidence, this was my dinner a couple of hours before MD20 questions were revealed. It might be the best deal in fast food. For $6, you get one of four stoner-inspired sandwiches (the one in the picture is the Stacked Grilled Cheese Burger; I prefer the Chick-N-Tater Melt), a generous pile of "Halfsies" (a mix of regular and curly fries), two tacos, and a soda. It's so wrong in all the right ways.
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Quantum » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:03 pm

I am aware that one has to be invited to participate in the Learned League. Could you give me an idea of the Jeopardy! level that is needed, in order to be invited? And also how one would demonstrate that? Thanks!

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by badgerfellow » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:36 pm

Quantum wrote:
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I am aware that one has to be invited to participate in the Learned League. Could you give me an idea of the Jeopardy! level that is needed, in order to be invited? And also how one would demonstrate that? Thanks!
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by sillymoose » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:18 pm

Quantum wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:03 pm
I am aware that one has to be invited to participate in the Learned League. Could you give me an idea of the Jeopardy! level that is needed, in order to be invited? And also how one would demonstrate that? Thanks!
Yeah I guess I've also been following this thread for the past few weeks, and I have the same question

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Ironhorse » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:30 pm

sillymoose wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:18 pm
Quantum wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:03 pm
I am aware that one has to be invited to participate in the Learned League. Could you give me an idea of the Jeopardy! level that is needed, in order to be invited? And also how one would demonstrate that? Thanks!
Yeah I guess I've also been following this thread for the past few weeks, and I have the same question
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by boson » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:39 pm

sillymoose wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:18 pm
Quantum wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:03 pm
I am aware that one has to be invited to participate in the Learned League. Could you give me an idea of the Jeopardy! level that is needed, in order to be invited? And also how one would demonstrate that? Thanks!
Yeah I guess I've also been following this thread for the past few weeks, and I have the same question
Learned League is an invite-only online trivia league where you answer 6 relatively-tough questions a day and compete head-to-head against opponents of similar levels. In the head-to-head match you not only answer questions, but play "defense" - guessing which questions your opponent will miss. A good description of it is here.

There is no minimum level of trivia that is needed - after your rookie season you get sorted into a level that suits your performance, and you can work your way up/down the ladder through promotion and relegation (like European soccer leagues). Lots of people compare LL to Jeopardy, but they are very different games, only sharing the idea that they are quizzes.

There are two cardinal rules of Learned League: don't cheat, and don't forfeit. To be invited, you need to know someone in the league, and commit to both of these rules. Your rookie season (25 match days) is free, after that it costs $30/yr.

I'm sending you a personal message to discuss an invitation. We're in the last few days of this season, next season begins mid-May.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Johnblue » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:43 pm

Mid-May?? Oh no! I’ll be overseas for a few days. I hope I can get WiFi!

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by econgator » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:50 pm

boson wrote:
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We're in the last few days of this season
Didn't we just start this last week ....? Geez.

Also, just realized there are no MLs during this break. I think that's a first.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:45 am

Johnblue wrote:
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Mid-May?? Oh no! I’ll be overseas for a few days. I hope I can get WiFi!
You can play match days in advance by clicking on where it says Thorsten's Desk and clicking on Advance Access. The questions usually show up at least two weeks in advance.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by morbeedo » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:59 am

I was right on the Family Feud question, but I was really unsure - couldn't definitively hear Richard Dawson saying it, plus I kept thinking Fast Money is the name of that crackhead Jim Cramer's stock show on CNBC. Maybe it is? Anyway, I got my 3 points (and gave up 3 points) for the lowest TCA of the day in A Taiga and another loss. Dangerously close to relegation, but hoping I stay above that line!
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by econgator » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:02 am

morbeedo wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:59 am
I was right on the Family Feud question, but I was really unsure - couldn't definitively hear Richard Dawson saying it, plus I kept thinking Fast Money is the name of that crackhead Jim Cramer's stock show on CNBC. Maybe it is? Anyway, I got my 3 points (and gave up 3 points) for the lowest TCA of the day in A Taiga and another loss. Dangerously close to relegation, but hoping I stay above that line!
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by morbeedo » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:04 am

econgator wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:02 am
morbeedo wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:59 am
I was right on the Family Feud question, but I was really unsure - couldn't definitively hear Richard Dawson saying it, plus I kept thinking Fast Money is the name of that crackhead Jim Cramer's stock show on CNBC. Maybe it is? Anyway, I got my 3 points (and gave up 3 points) for the lowest TCA of the day in A Taiga and another loss. Dangerously close to relegation, but hoping I stay above that line!
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Oh right, that make more sense :P
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:22 am

Besides the identical 6(5)-6(5) my opponent matched me with the same defense number for each question. That's a tie all right. Neither of us were able to get PROMOTION for the three points and the outright victory. We each gave a 1 for FAST MONEY while that played as the hardest Q at only 33%.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by teapot37 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:00 am

Somehow I managed to flip the island of Hispaniola around in my head.
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by classicroadster » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:30 pm

Pretty awesome headslap moment when I spent an hour or so trying to figure out what type of machine a seismograph is. Although it wouldn't have mattered as I couldn't get Kenneth and my opponent did. I wondered where "Whats the frequency Kenneth" came from...

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Blue Lion » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:31 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:59 am
I was right on the Family Feud question, but I was really unsure - couldn't definitively hear Richard Dawson saying it, plus I kept thinking Fast Money is the name of that crackhead Jim Cramer's stock show on CNBC. Maybe it is? Anyway, I got my 3 points (and gave up 3 points) for the lowest TCA of the day in A Taiga and another loss. Dangerously close to relegation, but hoping I stay above that line!
That cost me 3 points and the game. I also flipped Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by reddpen » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:32 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:22 am
Besides the identical 6(5)-6(5) my opponent matched me with the same defense number for each question. That's a tie all right. Neither of us were able to get PROMOTION for the three points and the outright victory. We each gave a 1 for FAST MONEY while that played as the hardest Q at only 33%.
Nearly had the same thing happen in my match with bomtr, except that he got Fast Money while I got a giant red X with Lightning Round. Would have been my first identical tie (same score, same defense) in 28 seasons.

Thought I had a shot with Packaging, but no.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by ElendilPickle » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:53 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:22 am
Besides the identical 6(5)-6(5) my opponent matched me with the same defense number for each question. That's a tie all right. Neither of us were able to get PROMOTION for the three points and the outright victory. We each gave a 1 for FAST MONEY while that played as the hardest Q at only 33%.
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by morbeedo » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:18 am

What’s the term for changing an answer you know is right to one you know is wrong? I switched from polyester to rayon, knowing that rayon is made from cellulose, so not truly synthetic, and polyester is everywhere. Luckily I was assigned 0 for that one and escaped with a much needed 8(4)-4(4) win to avoid relegation (hopefully) in my first romp in an A Rundle. Still on track for lowest TCA of the group, but hey, as long as I survive, I’m happy. Even if I don’t, I’m sill happy!

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by RandyG » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:32 am

ElendilPickle wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:53 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:22 am
Besides the identical 6(5)-6(5) my opponent matched me with the same defense number for each question. That's a tie all right. Neither of us were able to get PROMOTION for the three points and the outright victory. We each gave a 1 for FAST MONEY while that played as the hardest Q at only 33%.
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