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I don't know about the etiquette about talking about other players, but said player is high-profile enough in a couple different ways that you can connect the dots relatively easily.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Tuesday, 1 September 2020 19:26 (three years ago) link

I don't know the etiquette totally either so don't want to talk too readily, but that link is only visible with a login so hopefully I am showing showing some discretion.

Two Little Hit Parades (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 1 September 2020 20:19 (three years ago) link

lol, that's awesome

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 1 September 2020 23:50 (three years ago) link

Think the finals first reveal happens now

Two Little Hit Parades (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 02:00 (three years ago) link

Oh no, 10PM PDT.

Two Little Hit Parades (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 02:03 (three years ago) link

Ken Jennings in the top ten of round one I think

Two Little Hit Parades (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 05:16 (three years ago) link

i'm in 58th, seven points ahead of some rutter guy

not surprised so many people got 11/12 right on round 1, it was definitely the easiest of the four - i'm very curious to see what happens in round 2 (to say nothing of round 3, which was a fucking nightmare)

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 05:20 (three years ago) link

I am in 110th place, in honor of Bobby Womack. I too have an embarrassing performance in R3 to reckon with, assuming that I qualify.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 12:17 (three years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOg_8hCC4u4
Learned League Championship is a helluva tester

Hit It And Quit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 14:21 (three years ago) link

to say nothing of round 3, which was a fucking nightmare)
So I have heard

Hit It And Quit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 14:23 (three years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjwzTSOwUC0
Thorsten wont let contestants go free

Hit It And Quit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 14:29 (three years ago) link

I've never finished higher than 7th (in an A rundle), so I've never really paid much attention to the championship.

jaymc, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 14:34 (three years ago) link

Wonder how many more participants will show up on this thread today..

Hit It And Quit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 18:41 (three years ago) link

Wow, good work.

Hit It And Quit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 21:16 (three years ago) link

I'm not sure how to feel about how much of my high score was due to my knowledge of pro wrestling and crappy comic strips, but there we are. My reckoning is coming in Round 3 (spoiler alert)

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 21:17 (three years ago) link

now i wanna know the crappy comic strip questions

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 21:22 (three years ago) link

"Most comic strip characters never age. Notable exceptions include those in Frank King's Gasoline Alley, Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury, and the Patterson family in what strip written and drawn by Lynn Johnston from 1979 to 2008?"

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 21:24 (three years ago) link

ah, that would've been my moment to shine too.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 21:28 (three years ago) link

boxcar!

mookieproof, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 21:29 (three years ago) link

lol, i still have a boxcar coffee mug somewhere

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 21:29 (three years ago) link

The other guy rode his boxcar all the way to
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0ajzQ2fRLM

Hit It And Quit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 21:33 (three years ago) link

Would've been 50/50 for me on the strips question because I can never remember if it's For Better Or Worse or For Better Or For Worse (I think it's the former).

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 21:34 (three years ago) link

It's "For Better of For Worse", and "For Better or Worse" wasn't accepted which probably accounts for a lot of the low get rate.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 21:56 (three years ago) link

Have you heard this one before? A LLama walks into a bar, the bartender says "Why the low get rate?"

Hit It And Quit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 22:16 (three years ago) link

made the cut!

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 22:37 (three years ago) link

So you made it past "I Can't Drive 255"? Congrats!

Hit It And Quit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 23:16 (three years ago) link

Are you guys all so good you won A rundles? Isn't that who's in this final?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 3 September 2020 01:03 (three years ago) link

You only have to make top 3, which is good because I only barely snuck in at 3rd place in 1 of the 4 seasons.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Thursday, 3 September 2020 01:16 (three years ago) link

ahhh i get the rock star ref now. v cool

maura, Thursday, 3 September 2020 11:54 (three years ago) link

had william tell written in all morning, second guessed myself right before I clicked submit and changed my answer and lost the match because of it lmao

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Thursday, 3 September 2020 15:40 (three years ago) link

B-b-but did you make the cut?

Hit It And Quit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 3 September 2020 15:48 (three years ago) link

40th place, in honor of U2.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Thursday, 3 September 2020 21:11 (three years ago) link

Uno(s), dos, tres, cuarenta!

Hit It And Quit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 3 September 2020 21:46 (three years ago) link

82nd overall - not moneying Candace Cameron and incorrectly moneying TWICE in round 3 killed me, as did round 3 in general. Nice work, Greg!

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Thursday, 3 September 2020 22:10 (three years ago) link

Nice work, fellas! B-b-but what about the third man, Harry LLima, how did he do?

Hit It And Quit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 3 September 2020 23:13 (three years ago) link

Not really a question specific to this thread, but has anyone been doing the Spelling Bee?

Quit It And Hit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 4 September 2020 05:05 (three years ago) link

Not the one in the NYT?

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Friday, 4 September 2020 06:20 (three years ago) link

if it is, i have

maura, Friday, 4 September 2020 09:02 (three years ago) link

Same, I play it every day, and enough to have noticed its recent changes.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Friday, 4 September 2020 19:23 (three years ago) link

Squeaked out a win yesterday thanks to my middling theater score, which I think may have prompted my opponent to assign 3 for the very earnest question.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Friday, 4 September 2020 21:21 (three years ago) link

Meanwhile, I got 0 points for the hardest league-wide question that I ever got right.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Friday, 4 September 2020 21:32 (three years ago) link

Thanks to my middling score, I knew that if *I* knew "earnest" everybody was gonna know.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 4 September 2020 21:35 (three years ago) link

Same, I play it every day, and enough to have noticed its recent changes.

I just started playing this week, so have to ask: what recent changes?

Quit It And Hit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 5 September 2020 16:18 (three years ago) link

It used to limit itself to two vowels (not counting y), now it has up to 3.
It used to never have ED or ING among its letters.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:31 (three years ago) link

Oh so many more words possible now?

Quit It And Hit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:43 (three years ago) link

So even harder to be Queen Bee?

Quit It And Hit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:44 (three years ago) link

Yes and probably yes (I only ever Queen when the genius level point total is < 100 points).

I haven't seen or reached 300 points yet, but 200 is much more common.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:51 (three years ago) link

won 8(4) - 4(4) yesterday #defense

mookieproof, Saturday, 5 September 2020 18:17 (three years ago) link

I’ve got 88 points today so far, guess Queen Bee is 108, but I’ve run dry.

Quit It And Hit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 5 September 2020 19:08 (three years ago) link


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