LL79: For the LLamas

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by This Is Kirk! » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:31 pm

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Kinda surprised that Casey Jones barely hit 50%, but just as surprised that John Henry was the MCWA. He wasn't even an engineer and he "died with a hammer in his hand."
Just came here to post the same thing. Maybe the Casey Jones story isn't as well known to the younger generations?

I was also somewhat surprised that Art Deco was over 80%.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by Volante » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:51 pm

I'm glad FILO was accepted. The clue practically spelled out 'LIFO' but I've never heard of that; but I have heard of FILO. Also, "FILO" sounds better.

Grr, stupid first half luck, I probably'd be safely in promotion territory if it wasn't for weeks of .400 defense...

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by econgator » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:03 pm

Volante wrote:
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I'm glad FILO was accepted. The clue practically spelled out 'LIFO' but I've never heard of that; but I have heard of FILO. Also, "FILO" sounds better.
I'm just the opposite. The two I've heard the most are LIFO and FIFO.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by clprez » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:38 pm

I put FILO down, too. After thinking about it a bit, I thought it might be LIFO, but I wasn't sure enough to change it. I always go with my first guess as I've changed way too many that were correct.

I also put down Casey but forgot the Jones. I still won.

Actually this season has been a strange one. I started off pretty bad, and after two bad seasons in a row, I decided that I would sit out next season. Once that happened, I started caring less about this season and I have won 6 matches in a row.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:47 am

Well, that's what I get for assuming a woman must have played with Barbies. Back into the relegation zone, Doof.

It didn't help that I also glossed over the word "Restoration" in the Meiji question. I put "Chrysanthemum Throne."

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by Volante » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:15 am

For some reason I was given a zero for the Barbie question...which, I mean, it paid off for them since I actually knew Skipper from a Freakazoid episode but... defense, how does it work?!

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by teapot37 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:06 am

Changed from Midge (which I was 95% sure of) to Skipper (100%). Not that it would have mattered.
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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:08 am

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:47 am
Well, that's what I get for assuming a woman must have played with Barbies. Back into the relegation zone, Doof.

It didn't help that I also glossed over the word "Restoration" in the Meiji question. I put "Chrysanthemum Throne."
My opponent was a woman and I assigned Barbie a 0 without looking at the other questions. She got it. I got a 1 for knowing Skipper and I would have been insulted if I got anything other than the 0 for Survivor. It was the 3 for getting Wynken & Co. that turned the match in my favor 5(4)-4(3) as between us we got all 6 right with no overlap other than Barbie.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by This Is Kirk! » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:33 am

I only knew Skipper, so glad we only needed to name one. Second six-pack in a row for me!

Bit of a "Slumdog Millionaire" for me on the Wynken, Blynken, and Nod question. Three gigantic smokestacks were built in my hometown in the '80s and a local newspaper columnist had a naming contest for them with WB&N being chosen. Only in the Midwest...

edit: seems like I wasn't the only one who got it due to that connection:
https://learnedleague.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=9444
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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by morbeedo » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:57 am

Does Thorsten mine JBoard TDs for LL questions?

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:40 pm

Last Monday, I was in 3rd place and in the promotion zone. 2 ties and 4 losses later, I'm only 4 points away from getting relegated. :(
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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by econgator » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:34 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:33 am
I only knew Skipper, so glad we only needed to name one.
I would have got Midge, too. For that one though, I kept waffling between Midge and Madge, but I was 100% sure of Skipper, so stuck with that.

Scarily, I am in 6th place, just out of the promotion zone because of the 3rd or 4th tiebreaker. Not having a great season -- only 14th in TCA -- but am leading the rundle in PCAA and 2nd in DE. And a bit of luck, too.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by reddpen » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:11 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:57 am
Does Thorsten mine JBoard TDs for LL questions?
I've heard him admit more than once that he doesn't watch Jeopardy! so there's about zero chance he's lurking here.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by trainman » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:59 am

Volante wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:15 am
For some reason I was given a zero for the Barbie question...which, I mean, it paid off for them since I actually knew Skipper from a Freakazoid episode but... defense, how does it work?!
My opponent, who is a real-life friend, gave me 3 on the Barbie question. He confessed that he confidently thought, "Jim doesn't have a sister," and then after he submitted, he realized, "Wait a minute, Jim totally has a sister!" (He has met my sister, although it was over 20 years ago.)

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by RJRouge » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:20 am

Volante wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:15 am
For some reason I was given a zero for the Barbie question...which, I mean, it paid off for them since I actually knew Skipper from a Freakazoid episode but... defense, how does it work?!
"I have traveled many millions of lightyears across forty billion galaxies to come here for the answer to a vital question that concerns the entire universe."

While I did have to look up the quote to make sure I got it word for word, there is little that makes me as happy as knowing one of my favorite shows proved useful to someone. The amount of obscure knowledge I've culled from Mystery Science Theater 3000, my goodness.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by seaborgium » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:39 am

I think my brain was trying to come up with Lucia di Lammermoor, but instead it spit out Tess of the d'Urbervilles, I rejected it, and decided La Traviata was the best way to go for a female title character. If I had realized that there was still an opera with a similarly formatted title to Tess (which itself was adapted into an opera, though less famous), I might have been able to puzzle over it and pull out the correct response (and beaten JenningsK). Another failure which also could have snagged me the match was not managing to synthesize the Ma Rainey and August Wilson references to come up with Black Bottom.

Edit: the score in my match updated; a get on either of those two questions would have tied me with JenningsK instead. At least I don't have to second-guess my defense anymore.
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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:42 am

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I think my brain was trying to come up with Lucia di Lammermoor, but instead it spit out Tess of the d'Urbervilles, I rejected it, and decided La Traviata was the best way to go for a female title character. If I had realized that there was still an opera with a similarly formatted title to Tess (which itself was adapted into an opera, though less famous), I might have been able to puzzle over it and pull out the correct response (and beaten JenningsK). Another failure which also could have snagged me the match was not managing to synthesize the Ma Rainey and August Wilson references to come up with Black Bottom.
I'd heard of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" before, but it was the reference to dark soil that got me there first.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by Lefty » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:36 am

seaborgium wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:39 am
I think my brain was trying to come up with Lucia di Lammermoor, but instead it spit out Tess of the d'Urbervilles, I rejected it, and decided La Traviata was the best way to go for a female title character.
I also said Traviata, thinking the name meant "fickle woman" (Wikipedia says it means "fallen woman"). I'm not sure why I thought this, but maybe because the word looks similar to "travel". It's not that I thought La Donna e Mobile was from that opera, because I knew it wasn't.

I happen to have seen Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on Broadway (cheap student tickets long ago), so that one was easy. I seem to recall Ethel Waters saying it referred to a Nashville nabe, but it has been established that my memory is fallible.
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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by morbeedo » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:38 am

Haven't seen a single Die Hard film, so I wasn't getting that one. I said "The Intern". My opponents probably wish they'd given me more than 1 point each

Went with Paraguay, but getting that one right would not have changed the outcome

Feels good to win for just the second time this season, but relegation is almost guaranteed, barring a Christmas miracle

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by Volante » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:46 am

While I'm not mathematically eliminated from promotion (I think, I haven't done a close examination of the matches), the odds aren't good. But I think I only have to manage one tie in the next three games to entirely avoid relegation which, considering I spent half the season there, is nice.

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