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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by fowlerism » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:47 pm

I managed to round out the season with a perfecto, thanks in part to the fact that I read Dragons Love Tacos to my son probably 5 nights a week.

This hasn't been my strongest season in terms of TCA, but an enormous amount of luck in terms of CAA helped me win my rundle by a big margin. I've recently been studying pop music, geography, and art, and my numbers have improved on all three so I feel good about that. Now it's time for one of my occasional stints in A rundle, where I expect to be ground into a fine paste as usual.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by morbeedo » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:20 pm

I thought of hectare but didn’t think to chop off the front half, oh well.

I though dragons might like pizza but no

Income tax was one of the few games questions I got right this season, but stats wise that’s American history

Will drop to C Taiga for the first time in 10 seasons ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by mrparadise » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:21 am

As expected, I got creamed in my initial A (Horizon) appearance, finishing dead last. Not a good time for my lowest TCA in my 13 seasons! Even so, I'm thinking that with a few more should have had correct responses and/or correct coin flips I would have been fine. But I guess most of us feel that way at times.

Unfortunately, I'll have to skip a season before redeeming myself as I'll be away from reliable internet (which I'm looking forward to) for much of LL82.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:37 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:20 pm

Everything is Tim’s fault
I almost caught you in TCA too.

As for my season, 3 times I've been placed in E. And 3 times I've been promoted to D. Now let's see if I can stay there.
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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by Blue Lion » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:40 pm

mrparadise wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:21 am
As expected, I got creamed in my initial A (Horizon) appearance, finishing dead last. Not a good time for my lowest TCA in my 13 seasons! Even so, I'm thinking that with a few more should have had correct responses and/or correct coin flips I would have been fine. But I guess most of us feel that way at times.

Unfortunately, I'll have to skip a season before redeeming myself as I'll be away from reliable internet (which I'm looking forward to) for much of LL82.
Two years ago, I played my first season in A Horizon. Finished dead last. According to a computer analysis of the season, I was the ten-unluckiest player in all of LL. The next season, I earned promotion back to A. So there's that.

Best of luck in LL83!

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by mrparadise » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:55 pm

Thanks for that, Blue! Hope springs eternal, the stein is half full, God's in his heaven and all's right with the world, and I'll be back!

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by barandall800 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:10 am

Just missed out on a promotion back up to C, after being in the promotion zone for most of the season. Then again, since I got pretty roughed up in C the season before this one, that may be quite alright. :P

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by Lefty » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:15 pm

I thought marshmallows a natural food for dragons.

I stumbled with Morisot on the art question. I guessed it was about the irony of not being appreciated at home till she'd had some recognition abroad. Instead, it was the reverse of the "prophet is without honor" theme. Mainly I stopped thinking about halfway through the question in favor of trying to remember the Monopoly board 40+ years since I last played a game. I thought of income tax but went with luxury. I have some issues with the wording of the question, but I guess it's unbecoming to complain when all I needed was some basic familiarity with what is after all one of just 27 amendments to the Constitution.

As for the season, it seems I've stopped getting smarter. But maybe other organs can still improve.
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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by Blue Lion » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:57 am

Lefty wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:15 pm
I thought marshmallows a natural food for dragons.

I stumbled with Morisot on the art question. I guessed it was about the irony of not being appreciated at home till she'd had some recognition abroad. Instead, it was the reverse of the "prophet is without honor" theme. Mainly I stopped thinking about halfway through the question in favor of trying to remember the Monopoly board 40+ years since I last played a game. I thought of income tax but went with luxury. I have some issues with the wording of the question, but I guess it's unbecoming to complain when all I needed was some basic familiarity with what is after all one of just 27 amendments to the Constitution.

As for the season, it seems I've stopped getting smarter. But maybe other organs can still improve.
I did the same thing with the Monopoly question. Classic case of over-thinking: I tried to visualize the Monopoly board. That said, I still would have lost with a correct answer.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by morbeedo » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:37 am

I didn't get a chance to submit African Geography, but it looks like the 100th place players got 11-12 right out of 12!

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by Volante » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:48 am

Ooh, got my first 5%ile in JI Money. 10/12 but I moneyed almost perfectly (and my just awful spelling of Khachaturian was somehow accepted)

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by RJRouge » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:25 am

Volante wrote:
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Ooh, got my first 5%ile in JI Money. 10/12 but I moneyed almost perfectly (and my just awful spelling of Khachaturian was somehow accepted)
I recognized the music (with the other visual cue), but I just could not bring up the name of the composer. Congrats for that alone.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:33 am

There were more spellings of Khachaturian than there were for Leszek Pawlowicz on that "Kings Named Haakon 25th Anniversary Special" quiz I created on Alpaca Farm two years ago.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by classicroadster » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:55 am

I know its random selection, but my ML season has been front-loaded with A opponents...which results in an 0-2-1 record in science (with 14 TCA out of 18) and a 7(5)-9(6) loss on day 1 of upsets. Combined, that is 20/24 for my opponents. Ouch.

BTW, ambush is french? Really? I didn't have a guess really, went with guerilla with no confidence. Knew the other 5 cold.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by seaborgium » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:52 pm

classicroadster wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:55 am
BTW, ambush is french? Really? I didn't have a guess really, went with guerilla with no confidence. Knew the other 5 cold.
There was an FJ about that.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by econgator » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:26 pm

classicroadster wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:55 am
BTW, ambush is french? Really? I didn't have a guess really, went with guerilla with no confidence. Knew the other 5 cold.
And guerrilla is Spanish, not French. ;)

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by morbeedo » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:40 pm

econgator wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:26 pm
classicroadster wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:55 am
BTW, ambush is french? Really? I didn't have a guess really, went with guerilla with no confidence. Knew the other 5 cold.
And guerrilla is Spanish, not French. ;)
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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by sarisson » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:41 am

Anyone else get half a dozen identical e-mails for each match result this morning?
Science is turning out to be harder than I expected. Upsets is playing easier than I expected. (I am curious, though, how 61% of LLamas knew Leicester City. Do that many people follow soccer?)
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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by ilcap » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:53 pm

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:41 am
Upsets is playing easier than I expected.
Yeah, same. I guess the percentages just seem high in general because it's a self-selecting group of stronger players that tends to play these minileagues, but there's still something ego-wounding about seeing 60% of people successfully coming up with the name "Cobie Smulders."

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by econgator » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:33 pm

ilcap wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:53 pm
Yeah, same. I guess the percentages just seem high in general because it's a self-selecting group of stronger players that tends to play these minileagues, but there's still something ego-wounding about seeing 60% of people successfully coming up with the name "Cobie Smulders."
I would have figured that one would be north of 75%, given her appearances in both HIMYM and The Avengers series.

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