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My first time on this year; would love a place to kibbitz on prior days questions and brag and bitch.
I'm 3-0 but I'm chalking that up to beginner's luck and a rookie rundle.
how about you?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 22 February 2020 20:19 (four months ago) link

Riding the bottom of A babee. Did we not have a thread already?

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Saturday, 22 February 2020 20:19 (four months ago) link

nope.

this is really making me use some muscles that have long been neglected. I've always prided myself on fast reference google-fu. LL is just about information that you've been exposed to or otherwise can puzzle out from your memory. You don't generally seem to be able to "figure out" clues logically or utilize your skillset to uncover information... you just have to remember it! I'm approaching it where I read the questions late night, answer whatever i know immediately and sleep on the rest till the morning and that seems to help a bit.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 22 February 2020 20:24 (four months ago) link

Oh hey! I remember James Redd and the Blecchs and I talked about starting a LL thread on ILX a few years ago, but we clearly never got around to it.

I'm 1-2-0 so far this season in A Keystone.

jaymc, Saturday, 22 February 2020 22:31 (four months ago) link

I occasionally post on the LL message board, too.

jaymc, Saturday, 22 February 2020 22:31 (four months ago) link

You don't generally seem to be able to "figure out" clues logically or utilize your skillset to uncover information... you just have to remember it!

I don't actually think this is true! I don't know that the first few questions this season have necessarily been representative, but one of the things I like about LL is that you often can puzzle things out if you read the question closely.

Actually, the Vaseline question from the other day might be a good example of this. I'd never heard of the Chesebrough Manufacturing Company, but I kept focusing on "Titusville, Pennsylvania" and thought, is it related to the coal industry? If I'd thought harder, I might have landed on oil instead, which could conceivably have led me to petroleum jelly. (It didn't happen, but it could have!)

jaymc, Saturday, 22 February 2020 22:40 (four months ago) link

You're right, though, that a fair amount is dredging stuff up from memory. I always read the questions when I wake up in the morning and then usually let them rattle around my noggin for a while before submitting answers. Sometimes an answer will come to the surface in the interim. For instance, one time, on my way to work, I suddenly and inexplicably recalled the name Zamfir.

jaymc, Saturday, 22 February 2020 22:45 (four months ago) link

Anyway I never use my invites so hmu ilxors. Word is league growth will be capped eventually at which point I guess it becomes one in one out, so get in while getting is good.

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Saturday, 22 February 2020 22:58 (four months ago) link

Baffling

or something, Sunday, 23 February 2020 00:54 (four months ago) link

for the confused:
https://learnedleague.com/

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 23 February 2020 14:22 (four months ago) link

Thanks

or something, Sunday, 23 February 2020 15:36 (four months ago) link

3 of 6 correct today, 2 that i kinda thought i coulda got right and 1 that was just no chance at all

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 24 February 2020 06:44 (four months ago) link

Hey don’t post about questions until the results are in, even obliquely! You don’t know who’s submitted yet.

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Monday, 24 February 2020 06:58 (four months ago) link

well sure, but how is saying what i think i got right by the numbers revealing anything?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 24 February 2020 12:49 (four months ago) link

I’m sure there is some ruling from the Commissioner on this on the site, pro or con.

Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 24 February 2020 13:57 (four months ago) link

i challenge jaymc to 'smith' a one-day about ilx

mookieproof, Monday, 24 February 2020 14:00 (four months ago) link

forks if I were to know you intimately I could derive third-order insight into the answers by analyzing how well you thought you did, imo. Best to avoid even the appearance of etc.

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Monday, 24 February 2020 15:26 (four months ago) link

Makes sense

Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 24 February 2020 15:32 (four months ago) link

i've been doing learned league for a few years on an invite from jaymc. i'm in C rundle, which seems to be about right since i almost always end up right in the middle of the rankings at the end of each season. i've had a strong start to this season so far but i'm sure i'll hit a rut and end up back in the middle again.

my ongoing minor issue with the main learned league is the "classical music" category, which seems very specific for a stand-alone category (that i suck at). i wish they just had a "music" category that spanned all genres.

na (NA), Monday, 24 February 2020 15:34 (four months ago) link

silby OTM about not posting *anything* about a Match Day until it's over

jaymc, Monday, 24 February 2020 15:45 (four months ago) link

U guys are playing 3D chess but whatever works is fine. Meet you back here at 1 in the morning to discuss.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 24 February 2020 15:51 (four months ago) link

I can't immediately find anything from the Commissioner about this, though it is a widely accepted norm within the LL community. On the LL board, whenever anyone posts even the most innocuous thing about a question while the Match Day is live, the post gets deleted.

Also, here's someone in a Learned League thread on the Jeopardy! message board:

With the new season and new players, it is a good time to remind everyone of the rule about discussing matches on this board. Please do not make any comment about the questions until that day's results have been posted on the LL board. Do not say how many you got right or wrong. Do not say if you thought they were hard or easy. Just do not say anything at all about the questions until the LL day has ended and the next day's questions are up.

As extreme as it may seem, I think it makes sense to stick with that rule here, too.

jaymc, Monday, 24 February 2020 16:14 (four months ago) link

Oh, it's also in WestJ's LL84 welcome post:

Please remember, do not post anything here or elsewhere about any LL questions while a match day is underway. Not with a spoiler warning, not with oblique references, not asking if a question has an error in it, not anything. Period.

jaymc, Monday, 24 February 2020 17:05 (four months ago) link

Well it's tomorrow now and I can reveal the secret that a plurality LL'ers are not fans of Bhad Bhabie

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 11:47 (four months ago) link

Haha. That was actually my route in, and I almost thought the answer was "Bad" until I remembered that "Suge" was the name of a song by Da Baby.

jaymc, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 12:49 (four months ago) link

I lost 8(5)-7(5). Always disappointing to get the same number of questions right but lose on defense.

jaymc, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 12:53 (four months ago) link

I am averaging about three right per game, but in the rookie league with some judicious defense, that seems to be enough to stay fairly competitive.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 16:36 (four months ago) link

damn i almost missed this thread. u can find me having terrible defense to start, i'm 2-2 :/ i'm usually decent on defense? but i have been getting steadily worse somehow season over season. idk why.

also there was a thread but like a fool i smushed the words together LearnedLeague - any iLLx0rs out there?

i was gonna give a cryptic clue to my name since i don't like saying it on here (i mean i guess it's already too late to run for office due to my history on this site, i would guess) but then i realized i put it in the other thread so go look there!

Campaign to move el0n mu5k thread to ILM (Will M.), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 20:42 (four months ago) link

also yes i haven't used an invite in ages so if anyone needs, hit silby up and then hit me up

and i 100% got that q yesterday on account of bhad bhabie (almost went with lil on account of yes indeed, until i read closer lol) (also i feel like lil was a question super recently???)

and yeah esp if this is a public board, no talk on today's results is always a good move. also no talking abt the random comedians u found and you're like "wow no way they're just like me!" and you sometimes check in to see what they got. its bad form

Campaign to move el0n mu5k thread to ILM (Will M.), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 20:47 (four months ago) link

Completely new to this, but really like the idea. It seems like it's too late to join this season--is that correct?

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:01 (four months ago) link

yeah you have to join in between seasons

na (NA), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:08 (four months ago) link

or you might be able to join but you wouldn't be able to play this season.

na (NA), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:08 (four months ago) link

also no talking abt the random comedians u found and you're like "wow no way they're just like me!" and you sometimes check in to see what they got. its bad form

What about high-ranking White House officials

jaymc, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 23:35 (four months ago) link

I too would like to join! Will M, silby, or any other kind ilxor have a spare invite?

Charlotte Brontesaurus (Leee), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 23:39 (four months ago) link

theo von is a beast at learned league guys

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 23:42 (four months ago) link

Oh wait $30 for membership, gotta think about this.

Charlotte Brontesaurus (Leee), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 23:44 (four months ago) link

What about high-ranking White House officials

Actually, I am going to answer my own post and note that the Commish has laid down the law about this, so I am going to respect that decision, but I still find the whole thing amazing sometimes.

jaymc, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 23:44 (four months ago) link

@Leee: You only have to pay after you've completed a full rookie season, so you can try it out and decide if you like it. I have plenty of invites to spare, too.

jaymc, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 23:46 (four months ago) link

can one of you kind individuals send me an invite, please? ilx webmail reaches me :)

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 23:47 (four months ago) link

Ah ok, that sounds reasonable. You can ilx mail me, and thanks!

Charlotte Brontesaurus (Leee), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 23:51 (four months ago) link

Suge was one of the year’s biggest rap hits; surprised that didn’t give away that clue. I guess people aren’t much listening to that world unless they are specialists.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 03:19 (four months ago) link

the 30 also covers a full year, which is i believe 3 or 4 seasons, so if you like the first season you're not paying too much to keep going!

i don't see where to send invites tho, is it possible to do so during the season or do we have to wait a month?

Campaign to move el0n mu5k thread to ILM (Will M.), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 03:42 (four months ago) link

also if we have this many ppl i am definitely thinking ilxor private rundle next go around

Campaign to move el0n mu5k thread to ILM (Will M.), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 03:42 (four months ago) link

Okay, I just looked, and you can only give out 1 invite per season (unless you are a Premier or Commissioner's Circle member). Pretty sure there were more at one point, but I don't blame Thorsten for wanting to put some controls on growth.

I'll give mine to you, Leee, since we've actually met IRL!

jaymc, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 03:47 (four months ago) link

Oh, and Will, the referral page is here:
https://www.learnedleague.com/thorsten/referral.php

jaymc, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 03:48 (four months ago) link

if my quick scan is right, leee, unctious, and jim want invites? and jaymc has leee? so i will send one to Unc & someone else get jim? (lmk if i missed any. i am so tired rn)

Campaign to move el0n mu5k thread to ILM (Will M.), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 04:38 (four months ago) link

Unc contacted me, I will take care of ‘em

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 04:42 (four months ago) link

ok jim i'll send you a message then!

Campaign to move el0n mu5k thread to ILM (Will M.), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 04:47 (four months ago) link

Why the low get rate on Q4 yesterday, Charles Pathé? This was the flaw in my defense, since I thought everybody must know this, especially an opponent with .761 in Film so assigned it a zero, allowing him to tie me 4(4)-4(3). Note: really don’t care that much, long ago gave up agonizing on defense, valuing speed over accuracy, having long ago settled down into C Rundle, most of my enjoyment now coming from the occasional 1DS or ML.

Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 10:20 (four months ago) link

never learn who anne geddes is either

Against all advice I googled. I should've listened to you.

Learned Leeegue (Leee), Thursday, 18 June 2020 00:42 (three weeks ago) link

I usually have a couple of 9(6) days per season, but I actually had a streak of five straight from MD11-MD15. Definitely got lucky on a few questions. It ended on Friday when I went 1(2). ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

jaymc, Thursday, 18 June 2020 01:15 (three weeks ago) link

big 6(3)-5(4) win yesterday

mookieproof, Friday, 19 June 2020 19:39 (three weeks ago) link

After having the highest CAA among the top 10, I'm facing only one opponent with a win % over 0.500 in this last week. Top 3 is out of the question (third place is 11 points ahead of me), but after being borderline C/D all season, my spot in the C Rundle for next season should be reasonably assured.

AxoLOLtl (Leee), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 20:52 (three weeks ago) link

i'll be joining you in c shortly; i'd need to win out to get out of the basement in B and that ain't happening.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 20:53 (three weeks ago) link

three forfeits this season! where's my head at.

all cats are beautiful (silby), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 20:54 (three weeks ago) link

currently in fifth but i don't think i got it done today

friend who invited me is in first, but at least i beat him this season

mookieproof, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 21:08 (three weeks ago) link

i'll be joining you in c shortly; i'd need to win out to get out of the basement in B and that ain't happening.

One of us, one of us, we accept you, one of us.

Barry "Fatha" Hines (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 21:26 (three weeks ago) link

i'll be joining you in c shortly

Are you in Keystone?

AxoLOLtl (Leee), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 22:13 (three weeks ago) link

Horizon

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 23:36 (three weeks ago) link

i have a question.

mookieproof, Thursday, 25 June 2020 04:00 (two weeks ago) link

Put it on the Comish's desk!

Barry "Fatha" Hines (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 25 June 2020 12:01 (two weeks ago) link

i went for "bullish" instead of "sanguine" and feel like that's a fair estimate

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 25 June 2020 13:42 (two weeks ago) link

Actually I may vacate a spot for you in C as I may be demoted to D.

Barry "Fatha" Hines (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 25 June 2020 14:01 (two weeks ago) link

i am unconvinced that the good, the bad and the ugly is a prequel

mookieproof, Thursday, 25 June 2020 16:26 (two weeks ago) link

i would agree with you!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 25 June 2020 16:41 (two weeks ago) link

second "the good the bad and the ugly" question this season!

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 25 June 2020 17:20 (two weeks ago) link

Right, was wondering about that.

Barry "Fatha" Hines (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 25 June 2020 17:23 (two weeks ago) link

*phew*

Barry "Fatha" Hines (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 26 June 2020 11:57 (two weeks ago) link

I also guessed "bullish" and thought it was a decent guess, but Thorsten had other ideas.

A string of losses at the end dropped me into the E range for my rookie rundle. Despite hopes to maintain my position in the D range, I couldn't clinch it.

This was such a nice experience. Every morning, I looked forward to checking yesterday's match results, current standings, and puzzling over questions. Even felt a little disappointed when there weren't questions to answer on weekends. Really looking forward to next season.

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Friday, 26 June 2020 12:35 (two weeks ago) link

i had the feeling that i always end up right near the middle of the pack by the end of each season, so i checked and i have a .501 career winning percentage

na (NA), Friday, 26 June 2020 14:20 (two weeks ago) link

can't believe I'm crashing into C on account of my 3 forfeits this season, somewhat grumpy with myself

all cats are beautiful (silby), Friday, 26 June 2020 15:10 (two weeks ago) link

i had the feeling that i always end up right near the middle of the pack by the end of each season, so i checked and i have a .501 career winning percentage

― na (NA), Friday, June 26, 2020 9:20 AM (fifty-three minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Samesies! Mine is .497.

jaymc, Friday, 26 June 2020 15:14 (two weeks ago) link

Based on my performance in the first two-thirds of the season, I thought I was going to have a career-high QPct this season, but I didn't do nearly as well in the final stretch. I gather from the message board that this was not an uncommon experience.

jaymc, Friday, 26 June 2020 15:18 (two weeks ago) link

I feel like I got more correct as the season went, terrible beginning better muddle/ending.

Getting promoted to C! One point away from first in my rundle.

TRANCED INTO RADIOACTIVE PUREE (Will M.), Friday, 26 June 2020 16:16 (two weeks ago) link

I'm really pleased with how I did (as I expected, I solidified my standing and will move to C), especially considering that I stumbled out of the gate. I had the hardest schedule among the top 10 for much of the season (except at the end, where the combined winning percentage of my opponents was under 0.400), though I still had a winning record against players above 0.500 (7-5-3).

AxoLOLtl (Leee), Friday, 26 June 2020 17:25 (two weeks ago) link

absolute belly flop, will pretend this season never happened.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 26 June 2020 17:28 (two weeks ago) link

beat the top two finishers, lost to the last-place person. so it goes

last four seasons i've finished 10th, 7th, 9th, 8th

mookieproof, Friday, 26 June 2020 18:31 (two weeks ago) link

I miss it :(

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Monday, 29 June 2020 18:41 (two weeks ago) link

Same! At least some new ODSes start this weekend.

AxoLOLtl (Leee), Monday, 29 June 2020 18:43 (two weeks ago) link

Anyway, I've submitted my member dues and eagerly await my flag becoming visible.

AxoLOLtl (Leee), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:14 (two weeks ago) link

MUAHAHAHA: https://learnedleague.com/profiles.php?41687

AxoLOLtl (Leee), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 16:52 (two weeks ago) link

So the 1DS (1DSes?) start up on the 4h?

Two Spocks Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 17:40 (one week ago) link

Yup. I'm looking forward to the General Knowledge Book Club ML, too. Seems like a neat premise.

jaymc, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 17:58 (one week ago) link

Not going to say anything more for a few hours, but there are still two hours left to do the 1DS Cryptic Clues 2.

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 6 July 2020 14:03 (one week ago) link

Going up against A-rundlers is going to be a rude awakening!

AxoLOLtl (Leee), Thursday, 9 July 2020 21:40 (five days ago) link

Are you in A now?

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 9 July 2020 21:41 (five days ago) link

Haha no way, but my opponent in the book club ML is. His lowest subject CA% is 72%.

AxoLOLtl (Leee), Thursday, 9 July 2020 21:51 (five days ago) link

I actually have come to find that situation somewhat relaxing, there’s nothing to lose.

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 9 July 2020 23:29 (five days ago) link

Oh, no doubt. Why bother overthinking your defense when they're probably going to 9(6) the match?

AxoLOLtl (Leee), Friday, 10 July 2020 00:13 (four days ago) link

I know everyone has different knowledge but the person I was against for day one of General Knowledge Book Club has a 76% get rate in Theater but didn’t get Six Degrees of Separation.

na (NA), Friday, 10 July 2020 00:32 (four days ago) link

Which seemed easy to me, who has a 54% in Theater and was honestly surprised it was that high.

na (NA), Friday, 10 July 2020 00:34 (four days ago) link

To be fair, movie trivia is my strongest category but I totally flubbed the Movie Pairs One Day.

na (NA), Friday, 10 July 2020 00:36 (four days ago) link

That is weird about Six Degrees of Separation.

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 10 July 2020 02:48 (four days ago) link

Turns out I am competing with a Type A today as well.

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 10 July 2020 02:48 (four days ago) link

i am enjoying the GKBook Club stuff so far.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 10 July 2020 04:00 (four days ago) link

I am enjoying as well

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 10 July 2020 04:13 (four days ago) link

You'd think an English degree would help in this ML but not really! Moby Dick aside, anyway.

AxoLOLtl (Leee), Friday, 10 July 2020 15:38 (four days ago) link

After a total whiff on the first day of the MCU ML, I think I'm going to regret registering for that one.

AxoLOLtl (Leee), Sunday, 12 July 2020 22:04 (two days ago) link

Gave that one a wide berth, not in my wheelhouse.

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 12 July 2020 22:42 (two days ago) link


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