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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:36 pm

StevenH wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:12 am

Yoruba is pavlov for Nigeria, though I was hoping that it wasn't a trick question.
Well, F me then.
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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by gnash » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:42 pm

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I got 3 points on Lonely Planet. Evidently my opponent didn't know that I've been known to do a little travelling. :D
I talked myself out of Lonely Planet because I somehow thought it started as a website and expanded into other media subsequently. That turned a tie into a loss.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by hbomb1947 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:08 pm

gnash wrote:
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hbomb1947 wrote:
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I got 3 points on Lonely Planet. Evidently my opponent didn't know that I've been known to do a little travelling. :D
I talked myself out of Lonely Planet because I somehow thought it started as a website and expanded into other media subsequently. That turned a tie into a loss.
Having read this book a few years ago definitely helped, BTW.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by morbeedo » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:23 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:04 pm
The only one I missed was the play and can't say I've ever heard of Marat/Sade.
Neither have the 11% who guessed Hitler ;)

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:27 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:23 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:04 pm
The only one I missed was the play and can't say I've ever heard of Marat/Sade.
Neither have the 11% who guessed Hitler ;)
Yeah, at least I picked a different equally wrong answer (I said Rosenkrantz).

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by alietr » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:32 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:23 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:04 pm
The only one I missed was the play and can't say I've ever heard of Marat/Sade.
Neither have the 11% who guessed Hitler ;)
How so? I've heard of Marat/Sade, but I wasn't getting there in a million years. I went with Hansel as a wild guess. I did, in fact, consider Hitler as well.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by econgator » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:36 pm

alietr wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:32 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:23 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:04 pm
The only one I missed was the play and can't say I've ever heard of Marat/Sade.
Neither have the 11% who guessed Hitler ;)
I did, in fact, consider Hitler as well.
As did I.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by hbomb1947 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:43 pm

econgator wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:36 pm
alietr wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:32 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:23 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:04 pm
The only one I missed was the play and can't say I've ever heard of Marat/Sade.
Neither have the 11% who guessed Hitler ;)
I did, in fact, consider Hitler as well.
As did I.
My guess was Faust.
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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by morbeedo » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:08 pm

alietr wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:32 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:23 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:04 pm
The only one I missed was the play and can't say I've ever heard of Marat/Sade.
Neither have the 11% who guessed Hitler ;)
How so? I've heard of Marat/Sade, but I wasn't getting there in a million years. I went with Hansel as a wild guess. I did, in fact, consider Hitler as well.
I’ll ask Thorsten for the Venn diagram of people who answered Hitler and people who have heard of Marat/Sade ;)

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by gnash » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:56 pm

alietr wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:32 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:23 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:04 pm
The only one I missed was the play and can't say I've ever heard of Marat/Sade.
Neither have the 11% who guessed Hitler ;)
How so? I've heard of Marat/Sade, but I wasn't getting there in a million years. I went with Hansel as a wild guess. I did, in fact, consider Hitler as well.
The difficulty of the question came not only from the relative obscurity of the play, but also from the fact that you had to be able to decipher at least the gist of the German title and know enough about the play to identify it based on that context, or alternatively know that it was written by a German and set in the Charenton asylum. The only thing that puzzles me is why anyone assigned less than 3 points on defense for this question.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:02 pm

gnash wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:56 pm
alietr wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:32 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:23 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:04 pm
The only one I missed was the play and can't say I've ever heard of Marat/Sade.
Neither have the 11% who guessed Hitler ;)
How so? I've heard of Marat/Sade, but I wasn't getting there in a million years. I went with Hansel as a wild guess. I did, in fact, consider Hitler as well.
The difficulty of the question came not only from the relative obscurity of the play, but also from the fact that you had to be able to decipher at least the gist of the German title and know enough about the play to identify it based on that context, or alternatively know that it was written by a German and set in the Charenton asylum. The only thing that puzzles me is why anyone assigned less than 3 points on defense for this question.
That was definitely the one I gave a 3 while I received a 1, perhaps influenced by my .688 in Theatre? I was getting nowhere with the German and instead of doing a blank wrote Rosencrantz.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by hbomb1947 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:36 pm

gnash wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:56 pm
alietr wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:32 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:23 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:04 pm
The only one I missed was the play and can't say I've ever heard of Marat/Sade.
Neither have the 11% who guessed Hitler ;)
How so? I've heard of Marat/Sade, but I wasn't getting there in a million years. I went with Hansel as a wild guess. I did, in fact, consider Hitler as well.
The difficulty of the question came not only from the relative obscurity of the play, but also from the fact that you had to be able to decipher at least the gist of the German title and know enough about the play to identify it based on that context, or alternatively know that it was written by a German and set in the Charenton asylum. The only thing that puzzles me is why anyone assigned less than 3 points on defense for this question.
A LLama facing a noted thespian like morbeedo would not have wanted to assign 3 points to this one.
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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by morbeedo » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:44 pm

hbomb1947 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:36 pm
gnash wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:56 pm
The difficulty of the question came not only from the relative obscurity of the play, but also from the fact that you had to be able to decipher at least the gist of the German title and know enough about the play to identify it based on that context, or alternatively know that it was written by a German and set in the Charenton asylum. The only thing that puzzles me is why anyone assigned less than 3 points on defense for this question.
A LLama facing a noted thespian like morbeedo would not have wanted to assign 3 points to this one.
Haha. I did Shakespeare Off-Off-Broadway for no money! But I didn't win a dime on either of the Broadway themed HQ games last night

He gave me a 1, which makes sense because of the difficulty

I'm not here to mock anyone. I just did a double take when I saw Hitler as the MCWA

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by alietr » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:49 am

OK, now that was a hard set! And even worse, double 2(3)-3(3) losses.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by teapot37 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:28 am

Saw "Songbird".
Read "SNOWbird".
Immediately wrote down Anne Murray.
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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by hbomb1947 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:35 am

alietr wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:49 am
OK, now that was a hard set! And even worse, double 2(3)-3(3) losses.
Seriously. When was the last time a MD had 3 questions with get rates of 14% or lower? 3(2) - 4(4) loser here. (I have to tip my cap to my opponent who got Kenny G., which was the difference in my match.)

ETA: I had some wires crossed in my brain. For the author of Ship of Fools, instead of Porter, I said Annie Proulx, who wrote The Shipping News.
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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by econgator » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:51 am

hbomb1947 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:35 am
Seriously. When was the last time a MD had 3 questions with get rates of 14% or lower?
Cursory glance doesn't show any as far back as LL60.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by Blue Lion » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:15 am

I overthought the literature question, and ended up writing Eudora Welty instead of Katherine Anne Porter. That mistake cost me 1 point, but not the match, as I lost by by 2. My opponent nailed the South Africa question for 3 points, giving him the win.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by gnash » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:24 am

hbomb1947 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:35 am
Seriously. When was the last time a MD had 3 questions with get rates of 14% or lower?
The season started easy*, so corrective measures were to be expected. The league average is still 0.537, so Thorsten is probably not done with brutality.

* Which feels odd to me, as my get rate did not exceed my average.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by Woof » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:39 am

Yes, yesterday felt tough to me. Only the mole and EPL questions were gimmes but I felt quite chuffed to pull Thabo Mbeke’s name from the depths of memory. Perhaps I’m fooling myself thinking that I could have come up with Holstein given enough time but no way in the 5 min I give myself. Not a chance on Kenny G and to my shame I was so confident about Shirley Jackson.... OTOH, it gave me a reason to read about Katherine Ann Porter.

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