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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

lol

mookieproof, Wednesday, 29 April 2020 00:49 (three years ago) link

i'm doing okay on the theater! i did shitty on the food one.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 01:33 (three years ago) link

I ended up a close third in the my MiniLeague 70s Group, did reasonably well on the final which didn't matter I guess but it's over. Not doing badly on the theater so far.

Together Again Or (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 01:38 (three years ago) link

I'm all set up for my rookie rundle this season, super excited to give it a go even though the sample questions regularly kick my ass.

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 13:42 (three years ago) link

Grats on the 3rd place finish @James Redd

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 13:43 (three years ago) link

Thanks. I see jaymc finished a close fourth in his group.

Together Again Or (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 13:47 (three years ago) link

How much does spelling count in your answers?

Judd Apatowsaurus (Leee), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 21:50 (three years ago) link

Generally it doesn't! I've gotten a lot of slack.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 21:50 (three years ago) link

Any ILX0rs need a referral for next season?

My Chess Hustler (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 20:02 (three years ago) link

I was doing well in Theatre -- even scored a 9(6) tie against crossword champ (and off-Broadway pianist) D@n F3yer -- and then I spaced yesterday and forfeited, dropping me from 2nd to 5th in my group.

jaymc, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 22:51 (three years ago) link

Wow, sorry. D@n was always really nice, I used to seem to always run into him getting off the subway on the way to the tournament when it was back in Brooklyn.

My Chess Hustler (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 23:05 (three years ago) link

It's funny how he and the other most-winning champion, Jon D, both have the same job.

My Chess Hustler (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 23:06 (three years ago) link

317 out of 2184 in the Theater minileague, 85 out of 2494 in portmanteau. "epipen" eluded me.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 19:30 (three years ago) link

i had a couple of real good one days lately! 94th percentile in video game business which was shockingly hard (i would've placed 5th overall if i had had a little more confidence in my tougher correct answers). however i did finish 5th overall on stand up comedy audio! the canadian content question gave me 99 points lol

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 19:34 (three years ago) link

I got to #168 on standup. Had never heard of Melissa Villasenor before!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 19:38 (three years ago) link

oh, and i got 100% robbed on portmanteaus, i spelled smize wrong and didn't get points (even though i thought there was a "sounds like" rule?). i was sure it was smize but the portmanteau thing had me second-guessing the spelling, i knew it was "smile with your eyes" so i wrote smeyes.

...and as i read this complaint i go back and look and it was given to me after the fact, lol. still only 314th placement, even though i scored on 11/12! one bad money away from top 100, shame.

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 19:43 (three years ago) link

don't know melissa villasenor?! you should be watching snl! just kidding you shouldn't idk why i still do

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 19:44 (three years ago) link

New season! Welcome to rookies (and remember, no discussion of questions while the match is still live).

jaymc, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:32 (three years ago) link

Also, there's an article about LL in The Ringer today:
https://www.theringer.com/2020/5/20/21264342/online-trivia-learned-league

jaymc, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:36 (three years ago) link

I think I'm going to get 1 point today, these questions are hard!

So buttons. (Leee), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:41 (three years ago) link

sshh!

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 18:04 (three years ago) link

There's no penalty for wrong answers, right?

Gazelle Bundchen (Leee), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 18:31 (three years ago) link

we back baby

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 18:31 (three years ago) link

leee, as i was told upthread: no discussion about the current day's questions no matter how innocuous until the next day
and no penalty for wrong answers, guess away

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 18:32 (three years ago) link

Ack sorry! And thanks.

Gazelle Bundchen (Leee), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 18:33 (three years ago) link

I will comment that I like the new mobile-friendly interface.

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 18:47 (three years ago) link

same

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 19:52 (three years ago) link

Won my first match in my rookie rundle! I like that the questions (somewhat like Jeopardy questions) give you enough information to point you towards an answer, even if you don't directly know what it is.

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Thursday, 21 May 2020 13:09 (three years ago) link

I won my match! I only got two answers but me opponent's point scheme gave me 2 points, whereas they answered the same questions correctly but I have them 1 total.

Gazelle Bundchen (Leee), Thursday, 21 May 2020 14:06 (three years ago) link

love to get a hockey question on day one

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 May 2020 14:39 (three years ago) link


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