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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:43 am
teapot37 wrote:
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"Thug" was easier if you remember Temple of Doom - the Thuggee cult and their worship of Kali was prominent in that film.
There's a poll on the LL forum asking how everyone got this one. It was all Tupac's "Thug Life" for me.
I went as far as writing down possible answers including cabal, assassin, Gurkha, gangsta, etc. but when I thought of thug it fit in several ways.

Wpwells: I understand you want to have a two-minute self-imposed deadline, but I don't think the questions are designed for that. The questions from the LL championships are meant to have less mulling and more know-it-or-you-don't. This is one that I sat on for hours mulling over.

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boson wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:15 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:43 am
teapot37 wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:34 am
"Thug" was easier if you remember Temple of Doom - the Thuggee cult and their worship of Kali was prominent in that film.
There's a poll on the LL forum asking how everyone got this one. It was all Tupac's "Thug Life" for me.
I went as far as writing down possible answers including cabal, assassin, Gurkha, gangsta, etc. but when I thought of thug it fit in several ways.

Wpwells: I understand you want to have a two-minute self-imposed deadline, but I don't think the questions are designed for that. The questions from the LL championships are meant to have less mulling and more know-it-or-you-don't. This is one that I sat on for hours mulling over.
It's also for Geek Bowl practice. My teammates and I were in a lot of trouble last year when we realized just how short that time really is.

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Woof wrote:
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Rundle in the Jundle has also become a very competitive place. Teapot has his accustomed spot atop the standings, but I'm trying to claw my way up (tough going, though)
This is why I spent several hours mulling the "thug" question. I was pretty sure I needed to get them all right to tie you - and I was right...
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boson wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:18 pm
Woof wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:54 pm
Rundle in the Jundle has also become a very competitive place. Teapot has his accustomed spot atop the standings, but I'm trying to claw my way up (tough going, though)
This is why I spent several hours mulling the "thug" question. I was pretty sure I needed to get them all right to tie you - and I was right...
Good match!
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Wpwells wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:18 pm
boson wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:15 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:43 am
teapot37 wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:34 am
"Thug" was easier if you remember Temple of Doom - the Thuggee cult and their worship of Kali was prominent in that film.
There's a poll on the LL forum asking how everyone got this one. It was all Tupac's "Thug Life" for me.
I went as far as writing down possible answers including cabal, assassin, Gurkha, gangsta, etc. but when I thought of thug it fit in several ways.

Wpwells: I understand you want to have a two-minute self-imposed deadline, but I don't think the questions are designed for that. The questions from the LL championships are meant to have less mulling and more know-it-or-you-don't. This is one that I sat on for hours mulling over.
It's also for Geek Bowl practice. My teammates and I were in a lot of trouble last year when we realized just how short that time really is.
I mean, you can practice by writing down your 2 minute answers and then going back later and submitting real answers. Then you can see what the differences are while getting the same practice.
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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:43 am
teapot37 wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:34 am
"Thug" was easier if you remember Temple of Doom - the Thuggee cult and their worship of Kali was prominent in that film.
There's a poll on the LL forum asking how everyone got this one. It was all Tupac's "Thug Life" for me.
I didn't choose based on "Thug Life." Thug life chose me.
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Hi all! I know I shouldn’t have waited until the last minute but I’m going on a cruise tomorrow & I was hoping to play my matches tonight because I don’t think I’ll have good(or any!) WiFi on the ship. Do I just email TI or is there a different way to get the quizzes early? I did this about 9 months ago but I can’t actually remember the procedure...

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Hi all! I know I shouldn’t have waited until the last minute but I’m going on a cruise tomorrow & I was hoping to play my matches tonight because I don’t think I’ll have good(or any!) WiFi on the ship. Do I just email TI or is there a different way to get the quizzes early? I did this about 9 months ago but I can’t actually remember the procedure...
Click on Thorsten’s Desk on the front page and then go to Advance Access.

Enjoy your trip!!!

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:24 am


When I saw the dates the first two names that popped into my head were Navratilova and Evert. Rereading the question it became clear the "duo" meant a doubles team. I couldn't remember who Martina's doubles partner was, but felt pretty confident that she was a more dominant doubles player than Chris Evert. Glad I didn't need to come up with Pam Shriver, too. I remember her, but I don't think I'd have been able to pull her name.
Maybe I'm too impressed with myself, but I think I'd have got it if we were asked to name both. For just one, Navratilova seemed too obvious and for some reason I thought Novotna and Fernandez were a notable doubles team, which they were, sort of, but not so much and not till later. Also, there were two Fernandezes around then and it was always difficult to keep them straight, but maybe that was another reason to ask for only one name.

Anyway, when I learned afterward that Jana Novotna actually died a few months ago, I felt a bit better (about my answer, not overall). My learnedleague miss was my tribute to her career.
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Crap crap crap crap CRAP! My sad tale ... I finally gave up on monotremes after pondering it all day (and, believe it or not, Roots, which finally struck me), put my points in, and was ready to submit. As I'm trying to figure it out, I suddenly remember monotremes (like out of nowhere; I probably haven't heard or thought of the word in 40 or more years), so I go to type it in, but my finger accidentally hit the Enter key and I submitted. I never check the submit box until I'm sure, and happened to do so tonight because I thought I was done but for a BWA submission for it. Got the other 5 right, but all for naught. Lost both matches.

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It took until my 337th career match day, but I finally drank my first beer. Roots was an educated guess and the wording of the Figaro clue threw me a little bit at first, but I kept telling myself that I was pretty sure that that was the opera that Count Almaviva was from. I was 100% sure on the other four.

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StevenH wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:23 am
It took until my 337th career match day, but I finally drank my first beer. Roots was an educated guess and the wording of the Figaro clue threw me a little bit at first, but I kept telling myself that I was pretty sure that that was the opera that Count Almaviva was from. I was 100% sure on the other four.
Congrats! There's a thread on the LL board from some one who did the same with a slightly longer wait. Hope you got the win and not the dreaded 9(6)-9(5) tie.

I got Figaro but it was very close to a miss. I'm slowly getting better at classical music, but moss things I learn are due to missing the question at least once.

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boson wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:03 am
StevenH wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:23 am
It took until my 337th career match day, but I finally drank my first beer. Roots was an educated guess and the wording of the Figaro clue threw me a little bit at first, but I kept telling myself that I was pretty sure that that was the opera that Count Almaviva was from. I was 100% sure on the other four.
Congrats! There's a thread on the LL board from some one who did the same with a slightly longer wait. Hope you got the win and not the dreaded 9(6)-9(5) tie.

I got Figaro but it was very close to a miss. I'm slowly getting better at classical music, but moss things I learn are due to missing the question at least once.

Yeah, I played perfect D as a nice bonus to earn the 9(6)-2(3) win.

And thanks!

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I was bummed about monotremes. Within the last few months I watched a video on youtube that talked about the three types of mammals, but I just couldn't pull it. I kept trying to get "ovo" to fit in there somehow.

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boson wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:03 am
StevenH wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:23 am
It took until my 337th career match day, but I finally drank my first beer. Roots was an educated guess and the wording of the Figaro clue threw me a little bit at first, but I kept telling myself that I was pretty sure that that was the opera that Count Almaviva was from. I was 100% sure on the other four.
Congrats! There's a thread on the LL board from some one who did the same with a slightly longer wait. Hope you got the win and not the dreaded 9(6)-9(5) tie.

I got Figaro but it was very close to a miss. I'm slowly getting better at classical music, but moss things I learn are due to missing the question at least once.
I have this Final Jeopardy to thank for knowing that one. FJs are very handy for LL prep; they have the same "tease it out" factor.

http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_ ... ght=figaro

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Consolations to alietr on "monotremes." For me, Roots was the one that took the most time, though I answered everything after first opening the set of questions. I was out of the country in 1976.

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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:49 pm

I have this Final Jeopardy to thank for knowing that one. FJs are very handy for LL prep; they have the same "tease it out" factor.

http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_ ... ght=figaro
I got it from Final Jeopardy as well, but a different one: http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=5872&

I'm very frustrated by this match. My opponent and I both got 5 right. My opponent correctly gave me 3 for monotreme, and that's what I assigned 3 as well, but I should have done so for the Roots question.
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I’ll be posting a lot of recaps on Friday when I get back into town from the College World Series!

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If I had remembered that the Nile is the only major river to flow south to north, I would have won yesterday. As it was, I waffled between the Caspian Sea and the Arctic Ocean and chose wrong.
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My opponent yesterday played smart defense, knowing to give me a 2 in my best category (math) and a 1 on the film question (my third worst category).

I also stupidly put streptococcus for coccus, which cost me 3 points and a chance for a tie.

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