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Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Post by morbeedo » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:03 am

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
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Len.
Lem.
Len.
Lem.
Len.
Lem.

...Lem.

Submit.

Dammitalltohell.
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I was feeling pretty good yesterday but assigned 3 points to Dunces and tied 4(4)-4(2) :cry:

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Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Post by seaborgium » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:32 am

I gave perfectly bad defense to my opponent: business/econ and literature were two of his three worst subjects, but he only got WD-40 and A Confederacy of Dunces, and so he ended up with five points. But I got 9(6), so no biggie.

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Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Post by Bamaman » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:33 pm

I got Dunces from the discussion here when it was a FJ.

I lost my Math match, but won the other.

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Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Post by Quantum » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:45 pm

In the MiniLeague of Math 2, I currently have a "perfect" defensive efficiency of 0.000. I also have zero unforced points allowed. The people I was playing against went 9(6) and 0(0), the latter not a forfeit.

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Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Post by Volante » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:39 pm

One of these days I'm going to get dinged for Koningsberg, then I will finally remember how to spell it.
(I know I did the same for https://learnedleague.com/question.php?74&17&3 and it worked then too...)

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Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:06 pm

Volante wrote:
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One of these days I'm going to get dinged for Koningsberg, then I will finally remember how to spell it.
(I know I did the same for https://learnedleague.com/question.php?74&17&3 and it worked then too...)
You got credit for that spelling? That's a bridge too far! ;)

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Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Post by seaborgium » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:31 pm

So far I've only missed one question in the One-Hit Wonders ML*, and it was from changing George Lazenby to Timothy Dalton. My problem there was knowing of Connery, Moore, Brosnan, and Craig as the famous ones, and Dalton and Lazenby as the obscure ones, and not really having a good idea for number of movies for the pre-Brosnan actors. At least I squeaked by 8(5)-7(5) in that match.

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Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Post by teapot37 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:02 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:31 pm
So far I've only missed one question in the One-Hit Wonders ML*, and it was from changing George Lazenby to Timothy Dalton. My problem there was knowing of Connery, Moore, Brosnan, and Craig as the famous ones, and Dalton and Lazenby as the obscure ones, and not really having a good idea for number of movies for the pre-Brosnan actors. At least I squeaked by 8(5)-7(5) in that match.

*This statement should not be construed as a comment on my performance in the currently active match.
Dalton did both of the "kill" Bond films (A View to a Kill, Licence to Kill). (Plus he's done plenty of stuff since.) Lazenby was the one-hit wonder.
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Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Post by opusthepenguin » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:21 pm

teapot37 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:02 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:31 pm
So far I've only missed one question in the One-Hit Wonders ML*, and it was from changing George Lazenby to Timothy Dalton. My problem there was knowing of Connery, Moore, Brosnan, and Craig as the famous ones, and Dalton and Lazenby as the obscure ones, and not really having a good idea for number of movies for the pre-Brosnan actors. At least I squeaked by 8(5)-7(5) in that match.

*This statement should not be construed as a comment on my performance in the currently active match.
Dalton did both of the "kill" Bond films (A View to a Kill, Licence to Kill). (Plus he's done plenty of stuff since.) Lazenby was the one-hit wonder.
It's not nice to give deliberate misinformation to throw off the competition.

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Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Post by seaborgium » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:39 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:21 pm
teapot37 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:02 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:31 pm
So far I've only missed one question in the One-Hit Wonders ML*, and it was from changing George Lazenby to Timothy Dalton. My problem there was knowing of Connery, Moore, Brosnan, and Craig as the famous ones, and Dalton and Lazenby as the obscure ones, and not really having a good idea for number of movies for the pre-Brosnan actors. At least I squeaked by 8(5)-7(5) in that match.

*This statement should not be construed as a comment on my performance in the currently active match.
Dalton did both of the "kill" Bond films (A View to a Kill, Licence to Kill). (Plus he's done plenty of stuff since.) Lazenby was the one-hit wonder.
It's not nice to give deliberate misinformation to throw off the competition.
To wit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Living_Daylights

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Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Post by teapot37 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:34 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:39 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:21 pm
teapot37 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:02 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:31 pm
So far I've only missed one question in the One-Hit Wonders ML*, and it was from changing George Lazenby to Timothy Dalton. My problem there was knowing of Connery, Moore, Brosnan, and Craig as the famous ones, and Dalton and Lazenby as the obscure ones, and not really having a good idea for number of movies for the pre-Brosnan actors. At least I squeaked by 8(5)-7(5) in that match.

*This statement should not be construed as a comment on my performance in the currently active match.
Dalton did both of the "kill" Bond films (A View to a Kill, Licence to Kill). (Plus he's done plenty of stuff since.) Lazenby was the one-hit wonder.
It's not nice to give deliberate misinformation to throw off the competition.
To wit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Living_Daylights
Is it better or worse if I say it wasn't deliberate? I knew Dalton did two, and I knew there were two with "kill" in the name, and my brain conflated those two facts.
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Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Post by Volante » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:52 pm

teapot37 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:34 pm
Is it better or worse if I say it wasn't deliberate? I knew Dalton did two, and I knew there were two with "kill" in the name, and my brain conflated those two facts.
Now I'm pondering Dalton in AVtaK... On the one hand, he'd bring much needed gravitas and doesn't look like a deadite...on the other hand, AVtaK is still a resounding tied for #18th with TWINE and DAD (Pre-Craig Era, so...last.)

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Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Post by seaborgium » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:54 pm

Volante wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:52 pm
teapot37 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:34 pm
Is it better or worse if I say it wasn't deliberate? I knew Dalton did two, and I knew there were two with "kill" in the name, and my brain conflated those two facts.
Now I'm pondering Dalton in AVtaK... On the one hand, he'd bring much needed gravitas and doesn't look like a deadite...on the other hand, AVtaK is still a resounding tied for #18th with TWINE and DAD (Pre-Craig Era, so...last.)

When Chris Walken and Grace Jones can't save you, it's not really acting that's the weak link...
This post reminded me of the pub quiz question asking which two English words can be formed from the initials of a James Bond film title.

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Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Post by opusthepenguin » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:20 am

seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:54 pm
Volante wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:52 pm
teapot37 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:34 pm
Is it better or worse if I say it wasn't deliberate? I knew Dalton did two, and I knew there were two with "kill" in the name, and my brain conflated those two facts.
Now I'm pondering Dalton in AVtaK... On the one hand, he'd bring much needed gravitas and doesn't look like a deadite...on the other hand, AVtaK is still a resounding tied for #18th with TWINE and DAD (Pre-Craig Era, so...last.)

When Chris Walken and Grace Jones can't save you, it's not really acting that's the weak link...
This post reminded me of the pub quiz question asking which two English words can be formed from the initials of a James Bond film title.
Well, if it has to initials (plural).... Otherwise, there's 4 (or 3 if you rule out slang).

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Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Post by Volante » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:55 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:20 am
seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:54 pm
Volante wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:52 pm
teapot37 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:34 pm
Is it better or worse if I say it wasn't deliberate? I knew Dalton did two, and I knew there were two with "kill" in the name, and my brain conflated those two facts.
Now I'm pondering Dalton in AVtaK... On the one hand, he'd bring much needed gravitas and doesn't look like a deadite...on the other hand, AVtaK is still a resounding tied for #18th with TWINE and DAD (Pre-Craig Era, so...last.)

When Chris Walken and Grace Jones can't save you, it's not really acting that's the weak link...
This post reminded me of the pub quiz question asking which two English words can be formed from the initials of a James Bond film title.
Well, if it has to initials (plural).... Otherwise, there's 4 (or 3 if you rule out slang).
I'm still only counting two...

Back on topic, I'm doing surprisingly well in One Hit Wonders. One expected loss, but clawing my way back up.
Math has reached the "Well...let's just hope to avoid the 0(0)..." point.

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Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Post by acthomas » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:06 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:54 pm
This post reminded me of the pub quiz question asking which two English words can be formed from the initials of a James Bond film title.
That's a brain buster! For those of you who just found this, didn't look upstream for the answer, and want to take a hack, here's a clue...
ClueShow
Both of them are Brosnan movies.

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Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Post by morbeedo » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:15 pm

acthomas wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:06 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:54 pm
This post reminded me of the pub quiz question asking which two English words can be formed from the initials of a James Bond film title.
That's a brain buster! For those of you who just found this, didn't look upstream for the answer, and want to take a hack, here's a clue...
ClueShow
Both of them are Brosnan movies.
So you need to use all the initials from the title? Otherwise I get
SpoilerShow
moss and ohm from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
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Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Post by Volante » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:19 pm

Also, very very annoyed at myself for missing this, though I saw it well before yesterday. I even remembered some of the lyrics. It's worth the shout out:


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Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Post by opusthepenguin » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:17 pm

Volante wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:55 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:20 am
seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:54 pm
Volante wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:52 pm
teapot37 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:34 pm
Is it better or worse if I say it wasn't deliberate? I knew Dalton did two, and I knew there were two with "kill" in the name, and my brain conflated those two facts.
Now I'm pondering Dalton in AVtaK... On the one hand, he'd bring much needed gravitas and doesn't look like a deadite...on the other hand, AVtaK is still a resounding tied for #18th with TWINE and DAD (Pre-Craig Era, so...last.)

When Chris Walken and Grace Jones can't save you, it's not really acting that's the weak link...
This post reminded me of the pub quiz question asking which two English words can be formed from the initials of a James Bond film title.
Well, if it has to initials (plural).... Otherwise, there's 4 (or 3 if you rule out slang).
I'm still only counting two...
Octopussy and Goldfinger.

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Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Post by Volante » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:10 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:17 pm
Octopussy and Goldfinger.
Wouldn't have considered single letters at all...at least not those two.

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