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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by Volante » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:19 am

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:12 pm

Good luck everyone!

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by cmp146 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:50 pm

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Cyndi you do an amazing job of maintaining the list of Boardies every season. Thank you for all of that effort. I appreciate it.
You are very welcome. I have it streamlined with some excel tricks with vlookups and concatenations for formatting, so it is a fairly quick list to generate, formatting included. However, I don't know why my bullets are not working this time around. <sigh> I also tried to catch those who are not listed in the database and get them in the list from the posts in the thread.

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by hbomb1947 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:51 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
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Good luck everyone!
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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by reddpen » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:42 pm

If Ryno doesn't mind outing themself, who are you in A Cont? Mainly curious because I know bomtr, hbomb, KillerTomato, slam, StevenH and Woof IRL, assuming trivia conventions count. I'm PenroseB and have yet to crack the top three in any A rundle.
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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by Tabby » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:45 pm

A Metro here. Continuing to hang on.

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by MattKnowles » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:59 am

TIL there was a solo version of synchronized swimming. A website says "the event's supporters claim that the synchronization is with the music."
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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by mennoknight » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:17 am

Arnold is my go to "I have no idea what this could be and it's asking for a name" answer. Colour me surprised to get a win.
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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:59 am

MattKnowles wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:59 am
TIL there was a solo version of synchronized swimming. A website says "the event's supporters claim that the synchronization is with the music."
I feel like this came up on one of the trivia apps earlier this year, because it was my reflex guess. Fortunately I talked myself out of it, en route to my worst Day 1 in a long time.

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:02 am

I admit it look me a minute or two to connect the dots on the "Diff'rent Strokes" question, but I got there. Still lost 6(5)-8(5). My opponent knew the pop singers' nationality, which I thought was clearly the most difficult question of the set.

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:02 am

oops, duplicate.
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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:06 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
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I admit it look me a minute or two to connect the dots on the "Diff'rent Strokes" question, but I got there. Still lost 6(5)-8(5). My opponent knew the pop singers' nationality, which I thought was clearly the most difficult question of the set.
The TOM there was to recognize Rexha as an Albanian name; its similarity to Enver Hoxha was, I presume, an intentional clue. I made the connection and considered it, then went, "But I think she's Maori." LOL.

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:14 am

I got assigned a 2 for the Arnold/Willis question? Whatcha talkin' 'bout with that kind of defense?

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:15 am

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by teapot37 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:20 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:14 am
I got assigned a 2 for the Arnold/Willis question? Whatcha talkin' 'bout with that kind of defense?
I got assigned a 0 (correctly, theoretically) for that one but missed it to end up with the dreaded 9(5). For some reason my brain latched onto the Hardy Boys and never let go of that notion.
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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by twelvefootboy » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:59 am

teapot37 wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:20 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:14 am
I got assigned a 2 for the Arnold/Willis question? Whatcha talkin' 'bout with that kind of defense?
I got assigned a 0 (correctly, theoretically) for that one but missed it to end up with the dreaded 9(5). For some reason my brain latched onto the Hardy Boys and never let go of that notion.
I've never seen the show but knew who they wanted. Just didn't know the characters name and put down Brewster just to have an answer.

My brain fart was on Silicon Valley - I reflexively answered Bermuda Triangle apparently without reading a word of the TOM packed clue :roll: . I knew the Bermuda Triangle was made up by some magazine story and the timing was not too far off:

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Vincent Hayes Gaddis (December 28, 1913 – February 26, 1997) was an American author who invented the phrase "Bermuda Triangle", which he used first in the cover article for the 1964 February issue of the magazine Argosy.
Reminder to self from wisdom I've seen cited here: EVERY word of Thorsten's clues are meaningful :!:

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by cmp146 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:07 am

teapot37 wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:20 am

I got assigned a 0 (correctly, theoretically) for that one but missed it to end up with the dreaded 9(5). For some reason my brain latched onto the Hardy Boys and never let go of that notion.
My brain also did the Hardy Boys connection, and then I missed two Kosman coinflips on Selma vs. Montgomery and Albania versus Serbia. <sigh> Congratulations to Peachbox on the strategic defensive win!

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by Peachbox » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:45 am

My brain also did the Hardy Boys connection, and then I missed two Kosman coinflips on Selma vs. Montgomery and Albania versus Serbia. <sigh> Congratulations to Peachbox on the strategic defensive win!

Thanks! I thought of Albania but figured "no it must be somewhere in the Americas." :? Started off with my usual 3 right, but I still want to hit 100 CA.

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:20 pm

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