Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

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Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

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econgator wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:11 pm
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My opponent and I zeroed each other on Tennessee. My correct answer was Lynchburg. Just curious about the ratio of TN compared to Lynchburg here?
TN for me.
Tennessee here as well. I went with the location protected under NAFTA rules :D
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+1 for TN, since it's in the name of the brand, and that's the type of whiskey I consider it to be. Any bar that tries to sell JD as 'bourbon' is dead to me. They might as well try to sell Pepsi as 'Coke'.

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I put Lynchburg but Tennessee popped up as the correct answer. Still got credit.

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Woof wrote:
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I knew precisely the region he was referring to, and confidently said Calabria (calor = heat). Oops. Technically correct, but not fitting the rest of the clue.
Same answer, same reasoning re calor, but not the same level of confidence. I knew Calabria, at least in its present configuration, did not reach as far north as Naples, so after a few hours of idly trying to twist sol, fuerzo, duro, and calor into something feasible, used the region I knew actually existed as my surrender answer.

I have a very narrow lead in the rundle in TCA and I am in 15th place, which is pretty much where last season ended.

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ClassicRoadster will be glad to face the rest of us the next 7 games after leading off playing the two ringers :).
It was a bit of a rude awakening for sure...
Decent start to the season for me other than MD2. Loved the Big Ben question but I didn't get there as I didn't even consider that parliament/big ben etc were only built in the 1850s. Yesterday, I didn't even consider that periwinkle was anything but a snailish thing, went with violet. I did go with TN but man that seemed way too easy. I almost said Canada based on the sugar maple clue thinking it must be someplace up north and remembering there is a "Canadian Whiskey" (crown, candian club, etc.).

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Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

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classicroadster wrote:
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twelvefootboy wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:06 pm
ClassicRoadster will be glad to face the rest of us the next 7 games after leading off playing the two ringers :).
It was a bit of a rude awakening for sure...
Decent start to the season for me other than MD2. Loved the Big Ben question but I didn't get there as I didn't even consider that parliament/big ben etc were only built in the 1850s. Yesterday, I didn't even consider that periwinkle was anything but a snailish thing, went with violet. I did go with TN but man that seemed way too easy. I almost said Canada based on the sugar maple clue thinking it must be someplace up north and remembering there is a "Canadian Whiskey" (crown, candian club, etc.).
I finally bailed on Tennessee and went ahead and took the maple clue all the way to Canada. I know TI doesn't try to trick us and try to read.every.word. Luckily I was given a zero for that one and managed a lucky W thanks to my Master Gardener spouse and twelvefootsis1 for the periwinkle guess.
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twelvefootboy wrote:
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ClassicRoadster will be glad to face the rest of us the next 7 games after leading off playing the two ringers :).
Well, you tied one of those 'ringers' on MD3, so what does that make you?
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Kara Walker! Finally!

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I have no idea who that is but I did visit the Walker Art Museum many years ago. I was 6/6 which is apparently what I need for a win.

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I pondered the Asian rivers country for a little while yesterday and didn't come up with anything, and was thinking that it was a pretty obscure river and I was going to have to guess. I finally made it to Jordan after going through what felt like nearly every country in Asia and couldn't believe that it didn't click instantly.

It has been a rough start to the season for me, with only 12 TCA. I have had only 2 or 3 correct on every MD so far. I am above the relegation zone, but I had to benefit from a forfeit win on MD 1.

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I had an amazing first week. I went 0-4-1 in my regular rundle and 1-3-1 in my private one.

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StevenH wrote:
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I pondered the Asian rivers country for a little while yesterday and didn't come up with anything, and was thinking that it was a pretty obscure river and I was going to have to guess. I finally made it to Jordan after going through what felt like nearly every country in Asia and couldn't believe that it didn't click instantly.
I have some kind of brain block that won't let me consider Arabia as Asia. Geology (is supposed to) defines continents, not race :). I picked Cambodia since the Mekong is the only river I can think of in SE Asia.
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I was amazed that the get rate the Joker's Wild was so low in my general rundle on MD6; only 3 of 30 got it. In my private rundle, 8 of 10 got the question correct.

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SBurrus wrote:
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I was amazed that the get rate the Joker's Wild was so low in my general rundle on MD6; only 3 of 30 got it. In my private rundle, 8 of 10 got the question correct.


I am really surprised at this as well. I know the league has younger players coming in, and I can see a good bit not knowing who Jack Barry is; but trivia and game shows go together, and we did have a TJW revival with Snoop Dogg...with a large slot machine as the centerpiece of the set.
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How many got the quilt question here? I was nervous assigning defense. I knew it because I live in Alabama and have heard about the quilting ladies. I just didn’t know if it was widely known or if it could be puzzled out. It seemed to play hard, though not as hard as Joker’s Wild.

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Bamaman wrote:
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How many got the quilt question here? I was nervous assigning defense. I knew it because I live in Alabama and have heard about the quilting ladies. I just didn’t know if it was widely known or if it could be puzzled out. It seemed to play hard, though not as hard as Joker’s Wild.
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How many got the quilt question here? I was nervous assigning defense. I knew it because I live in Alabama and have heard about the quilting ladies. I just didn’t know if it was widely known or if it could be puzzled out. It seemed to play hard, though not as hard as Joker’s Wild.
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mahatma wrote:
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+1 for TN, since it's in the name of the brand, and that's the type of whiskey I consider it to be. Any bar that tries to sell JD as 'bourbon' is dead to me. They might as well try to sell Pepsi as 'Coke'.
I visited several bourbon distilleries in Kentucky, and the tour guide at at least one of them explained the difference between bourbon and Tennessee whiskey: bourbon is not filtered, Jack Daniel's is. (Fun fact: a candidate by the name of Jack Daniels https://www.ourcampaigns.com/CandidateD ... teID=13535 ran for statewide office in New Mexico in 1970 and 1972, losing both times.)

Another requirement for bourbon is that the barrel may be used just once. A brewery owner in West Michigan showed me the room where his high-end beers were barrel-aged. He bought the barrels from bourbon distilleries; at the time (2005), they were relatively cheap. Since then, more breweries have gotten into barrel-aged beers, driving up the price of barrels.

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Bamaman wrote:
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How many got the quilt question here? I was nervous assigning defense. I knew it because I live in Alabama and have heard about the quilting ladies. I just didn’t know if it was widely known or if it could be puzzled out. It seemed to play hard, though not as hard as Joker’s Wild.
I live in New York, and nope. I went with coal, thinking that might be what "black belt" referred to, though "street scene coal" did seem a funny title. I seem to remember missing another art question dealing with quilts not long ago.

I felt pretty good about "liquidity" as the physics-based rate-of-spending word, but it doesn't take much to make me feel good when it comes to science or bus/econ.

I might have got "Joker's Wild" had I not landed on "Wizard of Odds" first. I knew nothing about the Snoop Dogg version and never paid much mind to the old show.

And, not to be seen as evading the issue, I thought "devanagari" might be a type of yoga and said "bikram".
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Blue Lion wrote:
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Another requirement for bourbon is that the barrel may be used just once. A brewery owner in West Michigan showed me the room where his high-end beers were barrel-aged.
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I almost said quilt, solely because there had been a question about it as an art form a year and a half ago (Harriet Powers was the artist in that question). But then for no reason I decided that "Street Story Silver" had a nice ring to it.

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