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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:58 am

I managed a rare 6(3)-6(5) tie, but could have won if I'd known the Shakespeare quote like seemingly everyone else did (I put Juliet, beau). Also missed "7th Heaven" and perro.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by Woof » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:34 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:58 am
I managed a rare 6(3)-6(5) tie, but could have won if I'd known the Shakespeare quote like seemingly everyone else did (I put Juliet, beau). Also missed "7th Heaven" and perro.
I almost put beau down, too, but then recalled that Shakespeare's rhymes were often a bit forced (at least for a 20th C American ear) so went with Romeo.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by morbeedo » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:56 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:58 am
I managed a rare 6(3)-6(5) tie, but could have won if I'd known the Shakespeare quote like seemingly everyone else did (I put Juliet, beau). Also missed "7th Heaven" and perro.
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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by Troydozzy » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:19 pm

I lost the coin toss between hurling and Gaelic Football. :cry:

I also overthought the Shakespeare question and wrote Kate and Petruccio.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by Woof » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:11 pm

Troydozzy wrote:
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I lost the coin toss between hurling and Gaelic Football. :cry:
I lost that one, but not on a koin toss. I asked myself which was more likely to be a team sport and came down firmly in the camp of gaelic football.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:37 pm

Woof wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:11 pm
Troydozzy wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:19 pm
I lost the coin toss between hurling and Gaelic Football. :cry:
I lost that one, but not on a koin toss. I asked myself which was more likely to be a team sport and came down firmly in the camp of gaelic football.
There is individual hurling, but most of don't consider it a sport. :D

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by mrparadise » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:34 pm

Troydozzy wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:19 pm
I lost the coin toss between hurling and Gaelic Football. :cry:

I also overthought the Shakespeare question and wrote Kate and Petruccio.
I went with Cordelia and her father, and I like that choice better than the Bard's. So there.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by reddpen » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:31 pm

1stlvlthinker wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:11 am
My first Dolly. I guess my Language score is higher than I realized, so I was assigned 0 for the cane/perro question. Unfortunately I didn't know it.
I got a Dolly too, though not my first--that came in my second match ever, LL50 MD2 vs. soroban (CraigR).
Took umpteen years of French but no Spanish. How is it I know gato cold but had never heard perro before? 7th Heaven was a stab that landed well, but my happiest get was Gopher, which I pulled from the depths by thinking of Midwestern university (mostly Big 10... or 14 or whatever) mascots.
mrparadise wrote:I went with Cordelia and her father, and I like that choice better than the Bard's.
So something like:
For never was a story of more woe / Than this of Cordelia and her Daddy-o
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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by chmmr » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:01 pm

I could remember Dawson's Creek, Felicity, and some other 90s shows I never bothered to watch, but not 7th Heaven. But I did pull Blues Clues after a bit of thought.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by twelvefootboy » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:58 pm

Woof wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:34 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:58 am
I managed a rare 6(3)-6(5) tie, but could have won if I'd known the Shakespeare quote like seemingly everyone else did (I put Juliet, beau). Also missed "7th Heaven" and perro.
I almost put beau down, too, but then recalled that Shakespeare's rhymes were often a bit forced (at least for a 20th C American ear) so went with Romeo.
+ 1 for the Juliet, beau. I felt so silly on the reveal - why didn't I at least test Romeo as I was comfortable that it was R&J - anything else would be too hard. I didn't expect any company on this one.
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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by StevenH » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:19 am

That was a brutal set yesterday, but 2 correct is enough to win when your opponent forfeits.

I got prison on a complete guess. It was the first thing that came to mind for the title facility of a TV show.

I might have gotten Reichstag if I had RTFQ, but for some reason I only thought of U.S. buildings. I seem to remember that bit being either a 500K or 1m question on WWTBAM back when Regis hosted it.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by alietr » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:09 am

One of these things is not like the others ... just a weirdly lucky season for me despite a meager DE and my worst (projected) TCA in 17 seasons. And it continues to amaze me how similar Josh and I are.


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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by alietr » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:49 am

I will add that I think this is the first time I've ever seen it where none of the people I track nor their opponents got six right. That was (yet another) tough set.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by econgator » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:15 am

StevenH wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:19 am
I might have gotten Reichstag if I had RTFQ, but for some reason I only thought of U.S. buildings. I seem to remember that bit being either a 500K or 1m question on WWTBAM back when Regis hosted it.
No clue about why the Reichstag was covered. I went with the Murrah Bldg. I do find it humorous that 8% of people think you'd need 25 acres of material to cover the Statue of Liberty (is that even a building?). I suspect 0.25 acres would be closer.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by morbeedo » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:26 am

Couldn’t come up with another word for shield. I guess I’ve heard of escutcheon but wasn’t getting there

Reading The Pursuit of Power: 1815-1914. Ypsilantis is mentioned exactly once in 700 pages - on page 54. I’m currently on page 47
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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by alietr » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:26 am

econgator wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:15 am
StevenH wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:19 am
I might have gotten Reichstag if I had RTFQ, but for some reason I only thought of U.S. buildings. I seem to remember that bit being either a 500K or 1m question on WWTBAM back when Regis hosted it.
No clue about why the Reichstag was covered. I went with the Murrah Bldg. I do find it humorous that 8% of people think you'd need 25 acres of material to cover the Statue of Liberty (is that even a building?). I suspect 0.25 acres would be closer.
Speaking of the Statue of Liberty ... I learned recently that a typical train locomotive weighs about the same as the statue ... about 200-225 tons. I can't wrap my head around that one.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by Woof » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:00 am

morbeedo wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:26 am
Couldn’t come up with another word for shield. I guess I’ve heard of escutcheon but wasn’t getting there

Reading The Pursuit of Power: 1815-1914. Ypsilantis is mentioned exactly once in 700 pages - on page 54. I’m currently on page 47
With a league wide get rate of 8% I wouldn’t worry too much about missing scutage. :mrgreen: I wonder if Ypsilanti has a Midwest bias in the responses. For my part, I just went through all the E Michigan cities I could think of until a likely name appeared. Detroit, Dearborn, Flint all no. I even considered Lansing and Ann Arbor though I doubted they’d be called Eastern

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by eric.backes » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:20 am


:mrgreen: I wonder if Ypsilanti has a Midwest bias in the responses. For my part, I just went through all the E Michigan cities I could think of until a likely name appeared. Detroit, Dearborn, Flint all no. I even considered Lansing and Ann Arbor though I doubted they’d be called Eastern
Ypsilanti borders AA. The clue was the italics on Eastern Michigan as EMU is there.

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by morbeedo » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:47 am

Woof wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:00 am
morbeedo wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:26 am
Couldn’t come up with another word for shield. I guess I’ve heard of escutcheon but wasn’t getting there

Reading The Pursuit of Power: 1815-1914. Ypsilantis is mentioned exactly once in 700 pages - on page 54. I’m currently on page 47
With a league wide get rate of 8% I wouldn’t worry too much about missing scutage. :mrgreen: I wonder if Ypsilanti has a Midwest bias in the responses. For my part, I just went through all the E Michigan cities I could think of until a likely name appeared. Detroit, Dearborn, Flint all no. I even considered Lansing and Ann Arbor though I doubted they’d be called Eastern
Gave my opponent 1 point for Ypsilanti because he's from Indiana. He got it right.

Noticed the italics but that hint was no help at all

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Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Post by seaborgium » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:56 am

I WAGged "prison" based on the word "gritty." Without that, I would have lost 0(1)-1(1) (we both got ratatouille but I defended it incorrectly).

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