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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:10 am

My chances of winning my rundle took a hit yesterday when I lost 6(4)-7(5). I'm now in third place but four points below the leader. My opponent's only miss was Fortnite and I missed that and polyester--going with nylon instead. For some reason my opponent gave me three points for Terence Trent D'Arby.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by quarterrican » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:19 am

Missed the Fortnite question yesterday morning, then over a couple afternoon hours I saw at least three different articles about it. Classic.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by seaborgium » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:14 pm

On the Fortnite question, I figured at first that it would just be some newer version of Minecraft, but "survival video game" didn't sit right with me. Then I remembered Fortnite as a recent craze that fit the survival bill decently, and I thought I remembered it being free (a lot of this was thanks to having a 10-year-old nephew who plays it). I thought October was too long ago, though, and I combed over the question for reassurance and an excuse not to change my answer. Then I saw the last two words were "two weeks." Boom!

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by clprez » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:36 pm

I got my first ever Dolly Parton! I missed fortnite, and looking back at the question it does mention two weeks, but I didn't catch that.

Actually, I thought I had never had a 9(6), but looking back it shows that I did once. Even weirder is that I looked at those questions, and I don't know the answers to two of them. I must have just had some good guesses, but you'd think that I'd remember getting a sole 9(6).

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Blue Lion » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:26 pm

One of top local attractions, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, is going to open a display devoted to the works of Charles and Ray Eames: https://www.thehenryford.org/current-ev ... -ray-eames

So that question, at least, was an instaget.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:01 pm

Blue Lion wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:26 pm
One of top local attractions, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, is going to open a display devoted to the works of Charles and Ray Eames: https://www.thehenryford.org/current-ev ... -ray-eames

So that question, at least, was an instaget.
I knew that was an Eames chair, but didn't know previously the Eames' were a husband and wife. Since they're named Charles and Ray I guess I'd always assumed they were brothers!

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Wpwells » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:25 pm

Blue Lion wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:26 pm
One of top local attractions, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, is going to open a display devoted to the works of Charles and Ray Eames: https://www.thehenryford.org/current-ev ... -ray-eames

So that question, at least, was an instaget.
I was there in December. Why couldn't they have opened 6 months earlier?

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Blue Lion » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:16 pm

Wpwells wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:25 pm
Blue Lion wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:26 pm
One of top local attractions, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, is going to open a display devoted to the works of Charles and Ray Eames: https://www.thehenryford.org/current-ev ... -ray-eames

So that question, at least, was an instaget.
I was there in December. Why couldn't they have opened 6 months earlier?
There's an Eames chair in the museum. Also a Dymaxion house, which recently came up on Jeopardy.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Ironhorse » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:35 pm

Had I simply gone with my gut and put Dominican Republic the other day, I would be in line to promote into a C rundle from my rookie rundle. But I didn't, and now I'm sitting squarely on top of the D pack (I'm hopelessly behind on the tiebreaker with the person ahead of me) :(
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Blue Lion » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:21 pm

Wpwells wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:25 pm
Blue Lion wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:26 pm
One of top local attractions, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, is going to open a display devoted to the works of Charles and Ray Eames: https://www.thehenryford.org/current-ev ... -ray-eames

So that question, at least, was an instaget.
I was there in December. Why couldn't they have opened 6 months earlier?
On a related note, I ran across this story in the local paper tonight. The headline: "Michigan basketball players - like everyone else - going crazy over Fortnite": http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.s ... story.html

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by econgator » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:47 am

88% remember "fire and fury" ? Heck, I was the only one in my rundle to miss it.

I did, however, manage to get 4 MCWA. :)

And who are the 7% who have clearly never seen a Stratego board?

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by zerobandwidth » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:23 am

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88% remember "fire and fury" ? Heck, I was the only one in my rundle to miss it.
Got so close with "force and fury". Oh well.
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:08 pm

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And who are the 7% who have clearly never seen a Stratego board?
My family had the game Sorry! so I played it quite a bit, but had forgotten it used cards. I ended up putting down Diplomacy just to have something and I'm sure lots of people were in the same boat. It is sort of strange that 7% came up with Stratego for their guess. I think the "man" and "men" references on the card led lots of people to think it was a war game. I know it did for me.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by alietr » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:14 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:08 pm
econgator wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:47 am
And who are the 7% who have clearly never seen a Stratego board?
My family had the game Sorry! so I played it quite a bit, but had forgotten it used cards. I ended up putting down Diplomacy just to have something and I'm sure lots of people were in the same boat. It is sort of strange that 7% came up with Stratego for their guess. I think the "man" and "men" references on the card led lots of people to think it was a war game. I know it did for me.
No offense, but Diplomacy?!? Part of the beauty of that game is that there is no element of chance since there are no cards or dice.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:19 pm

alietr wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:14 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:08 pm
econgator wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:47 am
And who are the 7% who have clearly never seen a Stratego board?
My family had the game Sorry! so I played it quite a bit, but had forgotten it used cards. I ended up putting down Diplomacy just to have something and I'm sure lots of people were in the same boat. It is sort of strange that 7% came up with Stratego for their guess. I think the "man" and "men" references on the card led lots of people to think it was a war game. I know it did for me.
No offense, but Diplomacy?!? Part of the beauty of that game is that there is no element of chance since there are no cards or dice.
I knew absolutely nothing about the game other than the name and that it exists :)

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by econgator » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:26 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:08 pm
econgator wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:47 am
And who are the 7% who have clearly never seen a Stratego board?
My family had the game Sorry! so I played it quite a bit, but had forgotten it used cards.
Thankfully, this is one of the games my brother, my mother, and I played this Christmas.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by alietr » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:27 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:19 pm
alietr wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:14 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:08 pm
econgator wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:47 am
And who are the 7% who have clearly never seen a Stratego board?
My family had the game Sorry! so I played it quite a bit, but had forgotten it used cards. I ended up putting down Diplomacy just to have something and I'm sure lots of people were in the same boat. It is sort of strange that 7% came up with Stratego for their guess. I think the "man" and "men" references on the card led lots of people to think it was a war game. I know it did for me.
No offense, but Diplomacy?!? Part of the beauty of that game is that there is no element of chance since there are no cards or dice.
I knew absolutely nothing about the game other than the name and that it exists :)
It's a great way for 7 friends to kill a whole day. You'd probably like it. A few years back, I organized a game via email. It was nice to remember how to play it.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by RandyG » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:09 pm

econgator wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:26 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:08 pm
econgator wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:47 am
And who are the 7% who have clearly never seen a Stratego board?
My family had the game Sorry! so I played it quite a bit, but had forgotten it used cards.
Thankfully, this is one of the games my brother, my mother, and I played this Christmas.
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:56 pm

I figured the muscle group had to be the muscles at the back of the thigh since the biceps femoris would be the analogue of the biceps muscle of the arm, but I had never before heard of that group of muscles of a single leg being referred to as a plural. "I pulled my left hamstrings"? Who says that? I ended up going with "quads," knowing I was going to be disappointed.

I also didn't know "Cantaloupe Island," but I should have. About an hour after submitting (and without having listened to the song), I had an epiphany. "I bet that's the song that Us3 sampled as the background track for 'Cantaloop'! I've always wondered why that song was called that!" Yep. Can't believe I've never looked that up/committed it to memory.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:59 pm

For some reason, I thought Sorry! was played with dice, not cards. Oh well.

Still got the win, and am guaranteed to be promoted back into D since I'm 2 points ahead of the last promotion spot, and didn't forfeit today.
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