Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

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The best I could do for Threepenny Opera was Polly Wolly Doodle All the Day.

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I went the wrong way between choral and pastoral, and it cost me a beer. Luckily I played perfect defense and still got the win.

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I remembered pastoral from a recent season (Season 81, as I later learned) to give me a classical music question. Didn't matter in my regular rundle as my opponent forfeited. I did get a 0 on a lit question in the JBoardlite rundle, that won't happen very often...I ended up with 4 right, missing the Threepenny and frozen banana. I've seen a few episodes of Arrested Development and knew it was a banana related thing. Like Bamaman, I went with banana split as the only banana related thing I could think of. Are frozen bananas a thing? West coast thing maybe? Another one, like egg cream, I've never heard of.

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SBurrus wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:29 am
I could not for the life of me remember what the frozen treat was in "Arrested Development"...although I did remember it had something to do with bananas. I answered Banana Splits. I tell ya...my memory is fading fast as I get older. Was a huge fan of the show, too.
There's always money in the Banana Splits.
(I guess why they made that horror movie spinoff/reboot/fanfic?)

The joys of A Rundle... you have to assign the 3 -somewhere-. Spent more time trying to decide between pastoral or threepenny than I did the answers themselves. Ended up being academic, we each had beer as part of the 11% of LL that did.
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My TV percentage helped me steal a tie 9(5)-9(6) as I did not get the zero for the banana.

I've only seen one ep. of the show and was not going to recall this clue:
#6420, aired 2012-07-13 TV BUSINESSES $600: Bluth's Original Frozen Banana

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There were a lot of 9(6) scores in my private rundle, 13 out of 24 players. Eight got 5 right, two got 4, and one got 1. Half the 5-righters were paired against a 9(6), two others beat the two 4s, and the other two tied each other. I was one of the five lucky 9(6) players who didn't end up in a tie (though I wasn't so lucky as to be up against the player who got 1 right).

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My answer to the 'Did you watch Arrested Development?' question was no.

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twelvefootboy wrote:
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My first, second, and third thoughts were garden party, but it just seemed too banal for a book title and I switched to even more boring "dinner".
Minor quibble (aka "Someone was wrong on the internet!"): "The Garden Party" is a short story, not a book.
It also happens to be the first story included in a 50 Great American Short Stories collection by Milton Crane, which I acquired for a 10th grade English class. That and its author are about all I remember about the story, but they were enough.
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bomtr wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:02 pm
My answer to the 'Did you watch Arrested Development?' question was no.
Lol. Same. And yet frozen banana occurred to me, and then I swatted it away, settling on sno-cone as better than blank

I couldn’t come up with the 1980s auto flop, even when spotted ends in O (or at least that was my assumption)

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classicroadster wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:49 am
Are frozen bananas a thing? West coast thing maybe? Another one, like egg cream, I've never heard of.
Definitely not something I've ever eaten or even seen as far as I can remember. That was one of those somewhat rare questions that has a pretty consistent get rate across levels:

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C 75
D 73
E 67
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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:58 pm
classicroadster wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:49 am
Are frozen bananas a thing? West coast thing maybe? Another one, like egg cream, I've never heard of.
Definitely not something I've ever eaten or even seen as far as I can remember. That was one of those somewhat rare questions that has a pretty consistent get rate across levels:

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E 67
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We're on the East coast, and we freeze bananas for our 3yo to snack on. It's a good way to use them as they get a little overripe (and start to attract fruit flies).

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morbeedo wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:45 pm
bomtr wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:02 pm
My answer to the 'Did you watch Arrested Development?' question was no.
Lol. Same. And yet frozen banana occurred to me, and then I swatted it away, settling on sno-cone as better than blank

I couldn’t come up with the 1980s auto flop, even when spotted ends in O (or at least that was my assumption)
I had dippin dots and Fiero
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i just said "chocolate-covered bananas" and that was accepted.
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I misinterpreted the bowling question as saying that the bowler knocked down 1 pin in each of frames 4-7, instead of on their next 4 rolls (in frames 4 and 5), and submitted 65 as my answer. My opponent gave me a 3, and it was the difference between a win and a loss :oops:

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StevenH wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:22 am
I misinterpreted the bowling question as saying that the bowler knocked down 1 pin in each of frames 4-7, instead of on their next 4 rolls (in frames 4 and 5), and submitted 65 as my answer. My opponent gave me a 3, and it was the difference between a win and a loss :oops:
I almost did that as well, then caught myself when he asked for the score after frame 5. I’m still not sure why he didn’t stop the exercise after 4 frames. Did he really think that someone who knew how to score strikes was going to have trouble adding two more in frame 5?

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Woof wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:08 am
StevenH wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:22 am
I misinterpreted the bowling question as saying that the bowler knocked down 1 pin in each of frames 4-7, instead of on their next 4 rolls (in frames 4 and 5), and submitted 65 as my answer. My opponent gave me a 3, and it was the difference between a win and a loss :oops:
I almost did that as well, then caught myself when he asked for the score after frame 5. I’m still not sure why he didn’t stop the exercise after 4 frames. Did he really think that someone who knew how to score strikes was going to have trouble adding two more in frame 5?
I think it was to maybe throw a little doubt in to it? Was it the next 2 balls or next 2 frames? Hmmm...

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econgator wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:31 am
Woof wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:08 am
StevenH wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:22 am
I misinterpreted the bowling question as saying that the bowler knocked down 1 pin in each of frames 4-7, instead of on their next 4 rolls (in frames 4 and 5), and submitted 65 as my answer. My opponent gave me a 3, and it was the difference between a win and a loss :oops:
I almost did that as well, then caught myself when he asked for the score after frame 5. I’m still not sure why he didn’t stop the exercise after 4 frames. Did he really think that someone who knew how to score strikes was going to have trouble adding two more in frame 5?
I think it was to maybe throw a little doubt in to it? Was it the next 2 balls or next 2 frames? Hmmm...
34 the most common wrong answer? :lol: My opponent's worst subjects are Games/Sports & Math, so I gave him the 3 there and he gave me 2. Defense did not matter as we tied 9(6)-9(6).

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Woof wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:08 am
StevenH wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:22 am
I misinterpreted the bowling question as saying that the bowler knocked down 1 pin in each of frames 4-7, instead of on their next 4 rolls (in frames 4 and 5), and submitted 65 as my answer. My opponent gave me a 3, and it was the difference between a win and a loss :oops:
I almost did that as well, then caught myself when he asked for the score after frame 5. I’m still not sure why he didn’t stop the exercise after 4 frames. Did he really think that someone who knew how to score strikes was going to have trouble adding two more in frame 5?
I'm thinking it's because he wanted to make sure people understood the scoring is that for a strike you get ten plus the next two rolls and not the next two frames.

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I haven’t bowled in like 30 years, so yeah, no

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On the play, the first thought that came into my mind was 'Waiting for Godot'. But then I saw 'English-language debut' and thought that wouldn't have been a distinction for a Beckett play, so I wracked my brain to come up with another answer that would've been written in another language. Cost me a 9(6), but not the match, thankfully.

What a stupid I am.

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