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one of today's questions is Bad, imo

― mookieproof, Monday, June 8, 2020 1:48 PM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

Which one did you mean?

jaymc, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 14:28 (three years ago) link

very nitpicky, but a 'royal flush' is just an ace-high straight flush; it's not a fundamentally different hand imo. we don't put an aces-over-kings full house in a different, uh, rundle than jacks-over-nines or whatever

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 14:41 (three years ago) link

i clearly have no business being in a B-level. I am kinda consistently needing 4 out of 6 and it's more often 3.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 14:58 (three years ago) link

xp Ha, I don't know shit about poker and was pleased to get that one right on a wild guess.

jaymc, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 14:58 (three years ago) link

i'm a poker player and when I wrote out the hand strengths I forgot quads D:

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 15:01 (three years ago) link

i clearly have no business being in a B-level. I am kinda consistently needing 4 out of 6 and it's more often 3.

― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:58 AM (two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

I think it sometimes takes a few seasons to get sorted correctly. After my rookie season, I was promoted to B, but then bounced back and forth between B and C for a few seasons before eventually winding up in A, where I've more or less stayed for the last few years. (I also think I just got better at LL over time.)

jaymc, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 15:08 (three years ago) link

haha ppl are of course arguing the poker question on the message boards but the mason-dixon line argument is even more nitpicky

'the susquehanna river (among other things) crosses that parallel; does the width of the river not constitute a "section"?'

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 15:14 (three years ago) link

does anyone have a spare invite for bored of Hull here please? I quite fancy giving this a go.

thomasintrouble, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 16:04 (three years ago) link

i don't think you can join midseason unfortunately.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 16:08 (three years ago) link

Don't think so either. Next season is second half of August, looks like, so when the call for recommendations goes out we can help you then.

Jeff Sunship (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 16:10 (three years ago) link

I didn't realise, thanks both, I'll keep an eye out for it in a couple of months

thomasintrouble, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 16:19 (three years ago) link

I have become unexpectedly good at defensive scoring, to the point I am now 3rd in my rundle with an 8-2-3 record and 16(!) UFPA. This despite badly muffing several questions. I was so pissed at myself for missing the India/Pakistan answer the other day.

Bougy! Bougie! Bougé! (Eliza D.), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 16:27 (three years ago) link

there is a guy in my rundle with 7 ufpa

i am very much not that guy

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 16:38 (three years ago) link

Hah, nearly twinsies, Eliza: I'm 8-3-2 with 17 UFPA! However, I'm in 8th place, and I currently have the highest CAA among the top 9.

Shade Kool-Aid (Leee), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 17:05 (three years ago) link

Also, my defense was bad yesterday, though my opponent's was worse and I was able to edge them by a point. Three points for WILD STRAWBERRIES? I'll take it of course, but really?

Shade Kool-Aid (Leee), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 17:06 (three years ago) link

Well, it was the hardest question of the day across the league (23%). Arguably your opponent should've noticed that you're 5-for-5 on film questions so far, though it's still a small sample size.

jaymc, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 17:24 (three years ago) link

i have 7 ufpa this season so far! my defense has been sick. verrry lucky. are we in the same rundle? is it me lol? (d lyc 2)

i have the same problem w/ the royal flush as a separate hand thing but it is pretty much "accepted" that it's its own hand. i also wrote em all out and got that one, i don't play much but i used to work for a poker website like 10 years ago so i'd feel quite the fool if i had missed that one.

im somehow in first in my rundle (im guessing the 7 ufpa helped... in fact i know it does. i have won so many days on just defense this season). i am almost 100% sure that'll change by tmrw tho

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 17:49 (three years ago) link

broken record here but 21 UFPA and only 29 TCA means I am out of my element.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 19:10 (three years ago) link

having reached a certain stasis over a few years, my theory is that, apart from the true polymaths and the *very* occasional overachieving defender, what really produces your ranking is CAA, and there's nothing you can do about that

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 19:54 (three years ago) link

Got 5(!) questions right, played perfect defense, and still lost -- as expected.

Shade Kool-Aid (Leee), Thursday, 11 June 2020 17:37 (three years ago) link

4 right, lost

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 11 June 2020 17:47 (three years ago) link

Got all 6 yesterday, woke up worried they were not going to accept Krohn with a K but in my heart I knew Thorsten would allow it.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 11 June 2020 18:36 (three years ago) link

it's safe to assume spelling only counts when it's explicitly stated that spelling counts or when your misspelling yields an answer to the question that is the name of a real thing that is a plausible incorrect answer. (Monet will never count for Manet, to use the classic quiz bowl example about vowel pronunciation rules)

all cats are beautiful (silby), Thursday, 11 June 2020 18:41 (three years ago) link

I believe there's sound-alike rule. Correct spelling not required but the pronunciation has to be fairly close. So a K instead of a hard C would always be marked correct (even, presumably, "Hillary Klinton").

jaymc, Thursday, 11 June 2020 18:42 (three years ago) link

SOOO glad that stupid bits of trivia like "neap tides" stick in my brain for decades. Even though I lost the match.

Bougy! Bougie! Bougé! (Eliza D.), Thursday, 11 June 2020 18:46 (three years ago) link

Why are people so smart when they play against me

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 12 June 2020 15:47 (three years ago) link

My first win of the month!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 12 June 2020 16:14 (three years ago) link

I kind of resent the idea that I might have to pay closer attention to Trump in case of another hydroxychloroquine-type question.

Shade Kool-Aid (Leee), Friday, 12 June 2020 16:34 (three years ago) link

Not worth it tbh

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 12 June 2020 17:36 (three years ago) link

I GOT EVERY QUESTION WRONG YESTERDAY FFFFFFFFFFFFFU.

Shade Kool-Aid (Leee), Saturday, 13 June 2020 15:11 (three years ago) link

Why are people so smart when they play against me

Other people are: smarter/have more time to devote to this/cheat?

Jeff Sunship (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 13 June 2020 15:24 (three years ago) link

PS I even lost by a point.

Shade Kool-Aid (Leee), Saturday, 13 June 2020 15:40 (three years ago) link

You mean your opponent got one point?

Jeff Sunship (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 13 June 2020 15:41 (three years ago) link

Yes.

Shade Kool-Aid (Leee), Saturday, 13 June 2020 15:53 (three years ago) link

When are the results for the midseason classic usually posted?

Shade Kool-Aid (Leee), Monday, 15 June 2020 17:46 (three years ago) link

shouldn't be much longer! usually a few hours after it closes.

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Monday, 15 June 2020 18:19 (three years ago) link

up now!

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Monday, 15 June 2020 19:09 (three years ago) link

Hah there it is. Don't know why I was so anxious to see myself in the 63rd percentile.

Shade Kool-Aid (Leee), Monday, 15 June 2020 19:18 (three years ago) link

Just noticed that I came in 6th in my rundle for the midseason -- so close to repping (which would've been accomplished with optimized moneying)!

Shade Kool-Aid (Leee), Monday, 15 June 2020 21:58 (three years ago) link

I'm inordinately proud of myself for deducing The Bodyguard yesterday.

Learned Leeegue (Leee), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 17:05 (three years ago) link

Good on you! I was trying to go through Alan Silvestri scores in my head and it just would not come to me, and of course specifying the songwriters rather than the performers planted an obvious land mine.

Bougy! Bougie! Bougé! (Eliza D.), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 17:32 (three years ago) link

a) there are really only two possible nick lowe songs
b) i picked the wrong one
c) neither would have helped me anyway

mookieproof, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 17:35 (three years ago) link

ashford and simpson and dolly parton seemed like the giveaways to me

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 17:49 (three years ago) link

yeah i guessed it based solely on dolly parton

na (NA), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 17:51 (three years ago) link

i wasn't sure it was right but it was the only logical choice that came to mind

na (NA), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 17:51 (three years ago) link

Wonder if people got credit if they put My Bodyguard.

And glad I got credit for writing Davies for Q5.

Soft Mutation Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 17:54 (three years ago) link

I put Farraday for Q5 knowing darned well it was wrong.

At first, for some reason, I wanted to put Colette for Q1 until I remembered it wasn't a pseudonym. But then I got it right.

Bougy! Bougie! Bougé! (Eliza D.), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 17:56 (three years ago) link

I ended up putting the MCWA for that one.

Soft Mutation Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 17:57 (three years ago) link

lol, i also put Farraday knowing it was wrong! It's weird how our brains work!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 18:07 (three years ago) link

Yeah, Dolly was the only person in the Bodyguard question that I recognized.

Apparently Davy was an assistant to Faraday (sez the person who answered "pilot").

Learned Leeegue (Leee), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 18:13 (three years ago) link


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