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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

5 out of 6, went Utopianism instead of Transcendentalism

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 13 March 2020 16:59 (three years ago) link

company was also crucial to MARRIAGE STORY

maura, Friday, 13 March 2020 17:03 (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."

As someone who got "toro" I too object to you getting credit for this

What, I said I was competitive

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 13 March 2020 17:14 (three years ago) link

tbf, taro is a root not a tuna belly

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 13 March 2020 17:50 (three years ago) link

i am, in a purely unearned stroke of amazing luck (61 out of 120 correct answers versus 33 correct answers and 1.27 points allowed per correct answer), first in my rookie rundle which has me inordinately excited.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 18:35 (three years ago) link

the degree of pride i had for getting the Cliff Hangers question right is just embarrassing

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 18:37 (three years ago) link

Ha, I was totally stumped on that one. Nice work on 1st place!

jaymc, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 19:53 (three years ago) link

thanks! i have taken to letting things percolate A LOT longer than i would've thought i needed to and my subconscious pieces answers together over the day much more effectively than i could have thought. "Gulf of Tonkin" took two hours but popped out when I was brushing my teeth.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 20:02 (three years ago) link

okay, how'd you place?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 05:48 (three years ago) link

right in the middle of the pack. all i really wanted tbh.

maura, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 13:27 (three years ago) link

same

na (NA), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:03 (three years ago) link

ninth, although i should have been a bit lower. weirdly, i beat each of the 2-8 finishers

mookieproof, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:29 (three years ago) link

terrible, 25th of 26! Brutal season. Will be bounced out of A Rundle for the first time in 3 years.

silby, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 15:31 (three years ago) link

Middle of the rundle, with a record of 10-12-3. That's par for the course for me: my career line is 294-302-104. As long as it keeps me in A, I'm happy. I'm also pleased whenever I hit 100+ correct answers in the season, and I got 103 this time.

jaymc, Friday, 27 March 2020 03:39 (three years ago) link

I won my rookie rundle btw! Pure luck. Level B is gonna kick my ass.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 27 March 2020 05:04 (three years ago) link

Excited for the One-Days tomorrow on Steely Dan and Tiki Culture.

jaymc, Friday, 27 March 2020 12:21 (three years ago) link

anybody else doing world cuisine?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 17:54 (three years ago) link

i never responded but i am also doing world cuisine! and getting completely shellacked. managed to get a 9(6) on the most recent one though which was nice. almost everyone in my bracket has like a .800+ in food (and a lot of them it's their best/only good category), lucky me. :/

side note, bc i don't know where else to post it: since everything closed, i moved my weekly pub quiz trivia night to twitch, and i'm now telling y'all in case you're interested! mondays 8pm ET at twitch slash 0n3m1ll1am (except turn the numbers into letters). i was originally doing it for friends and people who come to my bar, but then all of a sudden i made affiliate, so i can make a few bucks while doing it? you should come and play! (and if you have amazon prime you should "subscribe" to me so i can make back a fraction of the cash i'm losing by not running it in a place that marks up the price of beer and wings for profit lol) (but seriously i'm not hurting for money or anything so if you wanna use it well, look for shelters and food banks in your city to donate to instead)

is there a "pub trivia" thread i should post this in?

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Tuesday, 14 April 2020 19:25 (three years ago) link

i've been doing the '70s music minileague. it plays harder than i expected! i'm usually pretty strong in the pop music categories but i'm around 3-3 so far i think.

na (NA), Tuesday, 14 April 2020 19:36 (three years ago) link

I have had a similar experience. Also been making some unforced errors, including forfeiting on one of the days I would have had a win. I'm 3-2-1 now.

Three Hundred Pounds of Almond Joy (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 14 April 2020 19:47 (three years ago) link

I chucked LL about a year ago because I'm too lazy and I kept forgetting about it and was probably going to get ejected for repeated forfeiting anyway. I do still go in and look at the questions from time to time. Didn't realise there was an ILX contingent on there.

ailsa, Tuesday, 14 April 2020 20:20 (three years ago) link

...and we're back!

Together Again Or (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 20 April 2020 23:41 (three years ago) link

I got my invite! I am now fully registered AFAICT.

Judd Apatowsaurus (Leee), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 22:55 (three years ago) link

LET'S GET LEARNING.

Judd Apatowsaurus (Leee), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 22:58 (three years ago) link

ooh a hair metal one day on thursday

maura, Wednesday, 29 April 2020 00:43 (three years ago) link


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