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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by econgator » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:25 am

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I wonder what variations were accepted for 'cave.' My "study of caves" was accepted. The LL forum leads me to believe 'spelunking' was accepted. I think we found the clunker clue of the season.
Spelunking was not accepted.

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by teapot37 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:36 am

You can definitely tell who is either a) British, or b) watches British quiz shows. The "Carry On" films are perennial quiz fodder over there.
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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by morbeedo » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:27 am

econgator wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:25 am
Volante wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:03 am
I wonder what variations were accepted for 'cave.' My "study of caves" was accepted. The LL forum leads me to believe 'spelunking' was accepted. I think we found the clunker clue of the season.
Spelunking was not accepted.
I switched from cave to spelunking because I like to lose matches

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by seaborgium » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:36 am

teapot37 wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:36 am
You can definitely tell who is either a) British, or b) watches British quiz shows. The "Carry On" films are perennial quiz fodder over there.
I knew it because of the British version of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:03 am

Volante wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:03 am
I wonder what variations were accepted for 'cave.' My "study of caves" was accepted. The LL forum leads me to believe 'spelunking' was accepted. I think we found the clunker clue of the season.
My "cave exploring" got a correct and three points.

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by StevenH » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:03 am

Even as much as my film knowledge is lacking I couldn't believe that there was a film series with 31 entries that I almost certainly had never heard of. I tried to think of a book or book series that may have spawned a bunch of movies, like Goosebumps or The Babysitter's Club, but I had nothing. I had never heard of the Carry on films.

I nearly over thought the Finland question. First I thought that it may have been a country in the south Pacific or it had to be a British commonwealth country. After a few times reading the question it eventually clicked.

I got E Street Band on an educated guess. I didn't think that it was right, but if I had known that it was I would have given my opponent--who was weak in pop music--a 2 instead of a 3. Luckily I still would have lost either way.

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by RandyG » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:15 am

teapot37 wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:36 am
You can definitely tell who is either a) British, or b) watches British quiz shows. The "Carry On" films are perennial quiz fodder over there.
... or c) has actually seen a couple of the films over the years. It was hard not to notice eventually that there were many in this series, but 31? Wow!
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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:11 pm

E Street Band should have been easy, but I got hung up on thinking of standalone bands as opposed to backing bands of a solo artist. And no matter how many times I racked my brains I couldn't think of a band with a street for a name. Not even Sawyer Brown.
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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by Volante » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:35 pm

Of the four other 9(6)s in my rundle, I had to face one of them... :roll:

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by trainman » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:54 pm

I had two forfeit wins this past week -- very unusual for an A rundle.

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by Linear Gnome » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:47 pm

PSA since no one else has done it yet: this weekend is the Midseason Classic.

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by gnash » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:58 pm

How to overthink based on some half-assed superficial knowledge:

I thought of E Street Band immediately, but dismissed it based on being confident that their keyboardist's name was Danny Federici. Well, it was, but I didn't even take into account the possibility that they had two keyboardists.

So I devised a new rule for myself: If you have a good-but-not-ironclad reason to dismiss an answer, but you can't find with a comparably plausible alternative answer, dismiss your reason, not the answer!

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by alietr » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:19 pm

How could the Merrimack question have been the hardest? What did people answer for that, since Merrimack was already in the clue?

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by sarisson » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:40 pm

I had by far my best showing on a Midseason Classic (I've done all 17 of them). My previous high was 8/12. I got 11, came in second in my league, and finished ahead of people like AP, VeredJ, RutterB... :shock:
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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by classicroadster » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:59 pm

alietr wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:19 pm
How could the Merrimack question have been the hardest? What did people answer for that, since Merrimack was already in the clue?
I consider myself a Civil War buff and it still took me a while to remember the Merrimack was re-named the Virginia, and at that I was not sure enough about it to money it. I only remember seeing it referred to as the Monitor/Merrimack battle so people probably were just grasping at something. I've read a ton of CW books so I got it from somewhere....

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by Volante » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:27 pm

I knew to money Virginia as soon as I saw the clue. No one's taught the CSS name in class.

That said, surprised Night Watch and Marco Polo played so hard. Night Watch was even on J! last week, and Polo...WECIB?

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by gnash » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:39 pm

alietr wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:19 pm
How could the Merrimack question have been the hardest? What did people answer for that, since Merrimack was already in the clue?
I was pretty sure it was renamed after a Southern state, but I couldn't remember anything more specific than that.

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by alietr » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:47 pm

Volante wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:27 pm
Heinz was serendipity thanks to this article:
https://thetakeout.com/heinz-baked-bean ... 1837901752
I got Heinz from:
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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by This Is Kirk! » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:22 pm

alietr wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:19 pm
How could the Merrimack question have been the hardest? What did people answer for that, since Merrimack was already in the clue?
I knew this one cold and moneyed it. Unfortunately I put down Alabama. Not sure why I was thinking of Alabama instead of Virginia, but I did.

"The Who Sell Out" was definitely my entry point to the Heinz Baked Beans question.

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:35 pm

What were the Heinz and Merrimack questions from? I don't remember playing those.
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