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I'm not participating this season, since we had to unexpectedly replace our furnace for more than $5,000, but a friend is fronting my registration for next season.

Bougy! Bougie! Bougé! (Eliza D.), Friday, 28 February 2020 20:09 (three years ago) link

I had never even heard of that musical. Luckily, I have a weirdly high Theatre score, so my opponent assigned me a 0.

jaymc, Friday, 28 February 2020 20:36 (three years ago) link

get morrisp in here stat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFSoSZTPIO4

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 28 February 2020 20:44 (three years ago) link

oh hey, didn't notice this thread

having my usual run of good results and terrible luck = middle of the pack in my A rundle so far, but i've already qualified for the championship next summer, so it's kinda playing out the string. i like the format change to top three qualify in terms of discouraging blatant cheating (somebody i won't name in my rundle got kicked out for having a bad habit of leading the entire season and mysteriously forfeiting MD24/MD25), but it removes a little bit of the drama of the last couple days of the season if you're usually in contention

anybody going to chicago for geek bowl next weekend? i'm not gonna be at the thursday night thing but i'll be at the friday trivia triathlon/j! alum mixer/geek bowl proper

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Saturday, 29 February 2020 09:39 (three years ago) link

I live in Chicago but don't know anything about Geek Bowl.

jaymc, Saturday, 29 February 2020 15:28 (three years ago) link

Is the J! alum mixer open to any J! alum? Where is it?

jaymc, Saturday, 29 February 2020 15:34 (three years ago) link

beat the guy who won our rundle the last two times (and whom our branch is named after)

thank u oklahoma drill

mookieproof, Saturday, 29 February 2020 23:09 (three years ago) link

Is the J! alum mixer open to any J! alum? Where is it?

i'll DM you the details

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Saturday, 29 February 2020 23:47 (three years ago) link

my defense is 25th out of 26 : /

mookieproof, Thursday, 5 March 2020 20:49 (three years ago) link

I'm 5th in DE, somewhat acceptably middling in UfPA, and currently 24th of 26, in the relegation zone. Bad season for me. (Not that I've ever done better than "middling" in A rundle)

college bong rip guy (silby), Thursday, 5 March 2020 21:00 (three years ago) link

After winning the first six matches in a row, I promptly ran up a 1-3-1 record over the next five. Went from #1 to #9.
I'm currently 30 right and 36 wrong with 13 most correct wrong answers. I have common thoughts.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 5 March 2020 21:24 (three years ago) link

i'm putting up middling correct answers numbers in my d rundle but miserable defense + the highest caa in the rundle = guess who's knocking on E rundle's door :(

Campaign to move el0n mu5k thread to ILM (Will M.), Thursday, 5 March 2020 23:13 (three years ago) link

I’ve been sinking like a stone this season, but I managed to drink the beer last night for the first time in a while which was nice.

Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette Alone) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 6 March 2020 00:44 (three years ago) link

5 of 6 yesterday, which is my best yet! You know which one i missed.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 6 March 2020 15:04 (three years ago) link

was not expecting the mitfords to be so poorly known

mookieproof, Saturday, 7 March 2020 22:42 (three years ago) link

Nor I.

Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette Alone) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 7 March 2020 22:51 (three years ago) link

Was wondering how well Irving Berlin was known.

Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette Alone) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 7 March 2020 22:56 (three years ago) link

this is why my defense sucks, i guess

mookieproof, Saturday, 7 March 2020 23:04 (three years ago) link

Defense is overrated.

Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette Alone) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 7 March 2020 23:18 (three years ago) link

had no idea on the mitford but no worries with irving berlin

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 7 March 2020 23:30 (three years ago) link

I knew Mitfords would play hard. (Honestly, I'm not sure I would've known it if I hadn't recently learned that both of them wrote for my former employer.) Unfortunately, my opponent was British, which I figured gave him an advantage on both that question and the Fleabag one. He drank the beer; I missed Cootie.

jaymc, Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:41 (three years ago) link

I feel like you could write a much harder Irving Berlin question by not mentioning "God Bless America" and "White Christmas." Like if those were replaced with "Puttin' on the Ritz" and "There's No Business Like Show Business," which are still fairly widely known songs but not (I don't think) as closely associated with Berlin.

jaymc, Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:48 (three years ago) link

i should probably already have gotten this, what does "drank the beer" mean?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:49 (three years ago) link

Got all six answers correctly

Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette Alone) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:53 (three years ago) link

Learned League lingo for going 6-for-6 (i.e., a six-pack). See the glossary.

jaymc, Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:54 (three years ago) link

ah! i live in hope!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:54 (three years ago) link

Aargh, don’t like the way I worded that

Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette Alone) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:54 (three years ago) link

Just checked my stats, and I hit a 9(6) 9.4% of the time, so about twice per season. Not yet this season, though.

jaymc, Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:58 (three years ago) link

anybody on this thread got a six yet?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 8 March 2020 04:33 (three years ago) link

"drank the beer"

embarrassed to be involved with this

mookieproof, Sunday, 8 March 2020 05:04 (three years ago) link

anybody on this thread got a six yet?

days 9 and 10 this season so far for me

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Sunday, 8 March 2020 05:40 (three years ago) link

embarrassed to be involved with this

― mookieproof, Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:04 PM (thirty-five minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Not as embarrassing as the Best Wrong Answers crowd

jaymc, Sunday, 8 March 2020 05:45 (three years ago) link

Otm, unfortunately. Stopped participating in that long ago. Seem to recall that a friend of ours started thread about that on LL message board.

Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette Alone) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 8 March 2020 12:50 (three years ago) link

i got a 9(6) on match day 6

maura, Sunday, 8 March 2020 15:42 (three years ago) link

home movies forever

maura, Sunday, 8 March 2020 15:42 (three years ago) link

see i thought "Space" but apparently SG: CtC wasn't adult swim yet

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 8 March 2020 17:14 (three years ago) link

also hey maura!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 8 March 2020 17:14 (three years ago) link

hah, I said "Coast"

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Sunday, 8 March 2020 17:17 (three years ago) link

I love Best Wrong Answers and I will not apologize

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 8 March 2020 17:23 (three years ago) link

(But I never go for BWA myself because I'm too competitive and if I can think of something I think has even a 1% chance of being right I put that)

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 8 March 2020 17:23 (three years ago) link

same

maura, Sunday, 8 March 2020 17:38 (three years ago) link

Finally got my first 9(6) of the season, although I arguably shouldn't have been credited for "taro" instead of "toro."

jaymc, Friday, 13 March 2020 12:14 (three years ago) link

(But I never go for BWA myself because I'm too competitive and if I can think of something I think has even a 1% chance of being right I put that)

― Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, March 8, 2020 12:23 PM (five days ago) bookmarkflaglink

Same for me, too.

I find the Commissioner-selected BWAs mostly amusing. What I roll my eyes at is the thread of people bragging about their horribly formed jokes and saying "No love from the Commish??"

jaymc, Friday, 13 March 2020 12:17 (three years ago) link

hell yes i got a musical right

mookieproof, Friday, 13 March 2020 14:42 (three years ago) link

did anyone guess CO-OP?

jaymc, Friday, 13 March 2020 14:58 (three years ago) link

Not me. Annoyed at myself for putting “A Chorus Line.”

Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette Alone) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 13 March 2020 15:09 (three years ago) link

Hm, Company is currently, or was, I guess it’s dark right now due to the disease, running on Broadway.

Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette Alone) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 13 March 2020 15:12 (three years ago) link

I should probably adopt the all-caps title convention as used by jaymc and others.

Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette Alone) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 13 March 2020 15:14 (three years ago) link

did anyone guess CO-OP?

― jaymc, Friday, March 13, 2020 9:58 AM (fifty-four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Ha, someone did: https://learnedleague.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&p=172400#p172381

jaymc, Friday, 13 March 2020 15:55 (three years ago) link


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