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3 correct each of the last 6 matches. 3-2-1 record, and in that order: 3W then 2L then 1T.
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My split: 21-22-23-14. Records were 2-3-0, 3-2-0, 2-1-2, and 1-1-3, respectively. B Rundle.

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I'll take my 7(3)-6(4) win ...

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The last three matches have been good to me: three wins with scores of 9(6), 9(6), and 8(5), which bring me up from #22 to #11 in my A rundle. I am facing ChaffeeR and JacksonM in the next two matches, so things could take a turn, but I'll risk jinxing myself and say I think I've staved off relegation at this point.

edit: for the heck of it, my five-match splits were 23, 22, 24, and 17. And my record for each split was 2-2-1, 0-2-3, 2-3-0, and 2-2-1.

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I won yesterday, but I'm the only person among those on my player tracker who missed SNL. That was my first thought, but calling it a "series" made me second guess. I ended up going with Taxi thinking of Christopher Lloyd in "Back to the Future" and Danny DeVito in "Twins."

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:20 am
I won yesterday, but I'm the only person among those on my player tracker who missed SNL. That was my first thought, but calling it a "series" made me second guess. I ended up going with Taxi thinking of Christopher Lloyd in "Back to the Future" and Danny DeVito in "Twins."
I was a weird detour on the comedy question as for 1984 I instantly thought of Ghostbusters, but then had Annie Potts come first to me for a cast member. Designing Women for the series? Nope, too early. I kept thinking about 1984 and which funny ones I saw in the theater (or drive-in) and got the Eddie Murphy movie. I laughed as the duh moment hit me for the ghostbusting guys from SNL.

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All I need is one 3-pointer in the last 3 MDs to top my previous record of 15 in a season. That number probably explains why I'm in 4th place right now, even though I'm in the bottom half for correct answers this time around.

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Damn, what was that show that F. Murray Abraham was on? Oh well, guess I'll have to go with my second choice, Saturday Night Live.
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RandyG wrote:
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Damn, what was that show that F. Murray Abraham was on? Oh well, guess I'll have to go with my second choice, Saturday Night Live.
I actually thought of Amadeus for a second because I was confusing Peter Scolari (of "Bosom Buddies" with Tom Hanks) and Tom Hulce. I don't think Amadeus would be considered a comedy, though. :)

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:20 am
That was my first thought, but calling it a "series" made me second guess.
I was surprised by the number of people on the message board who said this as well. It's a regularly-scheduled television program with a consistent title and format -- it's as much a series as "Jeopardy!" is.

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I won 3(3)-1(1) yesterday. My opponent was located in Canada and was educated there, so I thought that 0 was the easy call for the lakes question. But they missed it. I never even thought of the Great Salt Lake. My other two gets were Wallace and Nike. I got as close as "Panthesela" for the question on the superocean.

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With my 5(3)-(0) win yesterday I will also stay in C another season...I read the lakes question as asking for US lakes with great in the name so I did go with Great Salt Lake; Great Bear Lake came to mind but I discounted it as a non-US lake.

My LL goals are to stay in C, over 75 TCA, and to set a new TCA record each season. With 78 TCA, and a personal record of 79, I think I will be able to accomplish all 3 this season.

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I was floored that 50% thought the Great Salt Lake is larger than Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

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trainman wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:07 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:20 am
That was my first thought, but calling it a "series" made me second guess.
I was surprised by the number of people on the message board who said this as well. It's a regularly-scheduled television program with a consistent title and format -- it's as much a series as "Jeopardy!" is.
For the record I wouldn't have considered Jeopardy! to be a series, either. I guess many of us just didn't know the definition of a "television series" before yesterday.

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Can't say I recall hearing of herbes de Provence. Why was that so well-known?

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econgator wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:48 am
Can't say I recall hearing of herbes de Provence. Why was that so well-known?
I knew the question sounded familiar, but couldn't place it or the answer. Shoulda just taken a guess on some area in France ("herbes").

Mid-Season 68/1: https://learnedleague.com/oneday.php?classic_68. Four years ago, but from experience it seems that lots of players make an effort to remember past questions/answers. (I missed it then too.)
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RandyG wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:48 pm
econgator wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:48 am
Can't say I recall hearing of herbes de Provence. Why was that so well-known?
I knew the question sounded familiar, but couldn't place it or the answer. Shoulda just taken a guess on some area in France ("herbes").

Mid-Season 68/1: https://learnedleague.com/oneday.php?classic_68. Four years ago, but from experience it seems that lots of players make an effort to remember past questions/answers. (I missed it then too.)
I just went with Scarborough for that one...
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RandyG wrote:
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(I missed it then too.)
Yep, me too.

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I scored with "provencal". It was a pretty proud get for me, marred only slightly by the high get rate. Don't know much about this sort of thing but I used to order the burger Provencal from a particular French restaurant that I used to occasional.

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