LL81: LearnedLeague

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by chmmr » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:35 pm

I've been getting creamed these last couple rounds. Looks like it's time to widen the knowledge base!

At least I'm perfect on math questions :geek:

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by morbeedo » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:19 am

Only 26% knew Oklahoma when given 1889 and “sooner”?

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by Woof » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:28 am

morbeedo wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:19 am
Only 26% knew Oklahoma when given 1889 and “sooner”?
Color me shocked, but I only realized the significance of sooner after deciding on Oklahoma Land Rush, at which point the lightbulb went on.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by hbomb1947 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:19 am

morbeedo wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:19 am
Only 26% knew Oklahoma when given 1889 and “sooner”?
Maybe people's radar was off.
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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:24 am

hbomb1947 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:19 am
morbeedo wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:19 am
Only 26% knew Oklahoma when given 1889 and “sooner”?
Maybe people's radar was off.
I was in the group of simpletons who had Wounded Knee. Cavalry to battle was my thinking and 1889 was too late for Little Big Horn. :oops: Yes, the hint was there and yes the year should have helped. There is a reason I'm in C and I get to prove on a regular basis including my whopping 1 correct for the Friday set.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by econgator » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:33 am

morbeedo wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:19 am
Only 26% knew Oklahoma when given 1889 and “sooner”?
Didn't even realize that about "sooner" until I saw it mentioned this morning.

Also, Radar is "radio detection and ranging". Not sure why "direction" is being accepted.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by morbeedo » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:35 am

hbomb1947 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:19 am
morbeedo wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:19 am
Only 26% knew Oklahoma when given 1889 and “sooner”?
Maybe people's radar was off.
Haha. Must be. Can’t tell you how many times this season I’ve gotten half of a question right. Argh.

At first I thought I’d go for BWA but then wrote down detection and I forget what else for R

Sooner jumped out immediately and 1889 is now etched in my brain after a recent DD where the player pulled OK seemingly out of the air, but more likely from the year. Think it was Lindsay. Even Alex was impressed

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by StevenH » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:26 pm

I definitely did not pick up on the "sooner" hint in the clue. That was a clever bit of writing by the Commish. And I have probably heard at some point what radar stands for, but that was never going to come to me.

I was shocked at how low the get rate on museum was when spotted "nine" in the clue. I knew Pizza Hut, but I still would have guessed that that one would have played harder than museum given that there are other pizza chains that one could guess.

The fall back down to earth has been rough but I at least ended the week with 4 right and a win.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by Lefty » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:38 pm

Well, I remembered 1889 was the year of the Johnstown flood. It seemed odd that it should have had a "formal" beginning, but I could see celebrating the people who left before the bugle call. I mean, that's pretty smart, isn't it?

Nothing to do with solving the question, but I don't like his use of the word "transpired". Sorry, I just don't.
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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by Linear Gnome » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:31 pm

I'm not in LL81, but, for those of you who are, this is a reminder that today is the Midseason Classic.

Also, FYI, when you let your subscription run out, your login stays active surprisingly long. My membership officially expired on May 14 and I had been disappointed because a 1DS in which I had wanted to participate was on May 16, but it was no problem. I assume I'll be switched to inactive status fairly soon; meanwhile, since I still can, I threw some votes to Q and W.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:49 pm

Missing Sooner cost me the tie, and dropped me a couple places. My DE has been great this season, and I've broken my record for ties and consecutive ties already. I've been floating near the top of a crowded Rundle, but this match did me no favors, especially since I lost to the player now in 1st.

Sounds like Little Bighorn might be a Year Worth Remembering.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by alietr » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:38 pm

Let's review this debacle:

1) Didn't RTFQ and answered Muses. D'oh!
2) Lost the coin flip on Domino's/Pizza Hut
3) Went with Distance and Ranging for the miss.
4) Of course my sole get was the hardest question.
5) Had no clue. Not my forte at all.
6) Totally misinterpreted the 'sooner' to mean soldiers who had essentially deserted. Went with the MCWA, which I'm leading my rundle in.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by clprez » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:07 pm

Linear Gnome wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:31 pm
I'm not in LL81, but, for those of you who are, this is a reminder that today is the Midseason Classic.

Also, FYI, when you let your subscription run out, your login stays active surprisingly long. My membership officially expired on May 14 and I had been disappointed because a 1DS in which I had wanted to participate was on May 16, but it was no problem. I assume I'll be switched to inactive status fairly soon; meanwhile, since I still can, I threw some votes to Q and W.
I sat out of LL80, and when LL81 rolled around, I decided to sit it out too.

I still follow along everyday, but in the middle of last week, I was finally dropped and can no longer log in. This wouldn't be a big deal because I can just read the clues on the next day, but now that Thorsten rearranged the site I can no longer follow along in the questions forum.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by sarisson » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:32 pm

I've been in the relegation zone since Day 2 and have led my rundle in Correct Answers Allowed most of the time. My defense is over .700, but it's hard to win when your opponents average 4 and a half correct answers a day and you average 3 and a half. There have been only two match days where I got more right than my opponent!
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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by gnash » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:30 am

alietr wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:38 pm
3) Went with Distance and Ranging for the miss.
Detection and Reconnaissance here. We should join forces.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by twelvefootboy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:18 am

gnash wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:30 am
alietr wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:38 pm
3) Went with Distance and Ranging for the miss.
Detection and Reconnaissance here. We should join forces.
Detection and Reflection here. The answer doesn't quite resonate with me, and these constructs and acronyms are something I usually latch onto. (my fave is still the old "TWAIN" term from computer scanner days, allegedly for "Technology without an interesting name". This is actually untrue, but still funny).

On the Mythology one, I rejected sorority and tried to make Pleiades work with 9 instead of seven sisters. Then I focused on "institution", and thought "gallery?" but didn't keep going down that path. Finally said "whorehouse" as a joke, but feel bad about the misogyny now :oops: .

I live 20 miles from Indian territory. No problem with the Sooner clue, they are also known as 89'ers at least locally. It's probably the only civics they teach around here.
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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by alietr » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:07 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:18 am
Detection and Reflection here. The answer doesn't quite resonate with me, and these constructs and acronyms are something I usually latch onto. (my fave is still the old "TWAIN" term from computer scanner days, allegedly for "Technology without an interesting name". This is actually untrue, but still funny).
My favorite was the computer company NBI, which everyone said stood for Nothing But Initials.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by classicroadster » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:36 am

I went with dispersion and return for radar...one of those things I thought I should know but upon seeing the answer I had not come across the definition before. Pizza hut was our pizza chain of choice so that was a layup, and the Pantera question was pretty much word for word from the Rock N Roll ML and a question I got correct on a total WAG during that ML so was not going to miss it this time. Those were my only 2 gets (Sorority for Q1 and Little Big Horn without really thinking/reading the whole question) but it was enough for a 4(2) - 2(1) win. My defense has been dreadful, and I'm second in my rundle is CAA which leads to mid-pack even though I am 5th or 6th in TCA.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by RandyG » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:43 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:18 am
On the Mythology one, I rejected sorority and tried to make Pleiades work with 9 instead of seven sisters.
Of course there are only 6 stars in the Pleiades noticeably brighter than the others.

And those 6 stars form the symbol for what auto manufacturer?
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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by Woof » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:51 pm

RandyG wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:43 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:18 am
On the Mythology one, I rejected sorority and tried to make Pleiades work with 9 instead of seven sisters.
Of course there are only 6 stars in the Pleiades noticeably brighter than the others.

And those 6 stars form the symbol for what auto manufacturer?
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Subaru, which IIRC means Pleiades in Japanese

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