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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

spelling bee yesterday wouldn't accept "cope" as an answer, despite using the middle letter.

I am getting absolutely crushed this LL season, and I miss my rookie rundle.

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Saturday, 5 September 2020 21:00 (three years ago) link

Yeah, that was a big issue.

Quit It And Hit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 5 September 2020 21:13 (three years ago) link

Spelling Bee talk probably makes more sense in the xwords puzzle thread.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Saturday, 5 September 2020 23:27 (three years ago) link

I'm on a 3-match winning streak and am crawling away from the relegation zone! I thought the last match that I might've defended extremely poorly and although I narrowly eked out a win, thanks to being gifted 3 points for Venus.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Wednesday, 9 September 2020 18:48 (three years ago) link

gonna be lucky if i can hold on in c tbh

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 9 September 2020 18:49 (three years ago) link

got credit for aphrodite yesterday, which was probably undeserved

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 18:59 (three years ago) link

Win streak at 4! Which is probably going to end today as I'm facing off against our rundle leader.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Thursday, 10 September 2020 18:31 (three years ago) link

Streak ended as expected, but I had TWO chances to win and blew them both miserably. So any right now.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:14 (three years ago) link

a player in my rundle has allowed just 3 UfPA in 16 matches

wtf

mookieproof, Friday, 11 September 2020 15:22 (three years ago) link

Some people take a lot of time on defense?

Sometimes my defense gets on a hot streak but I really don't like to spend a lot of effort on it at this pont.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:28 (three years ago) link

My first 9/5 yesterday

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:34 (three years ago) link

Cool! I believe in LL lingo - LLingo! - that is called a Dolly Parton.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:37 (three years ago) link

j/k

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:42 (three years ago) link

Someone else had your name and initial when you joined? Also, a little extra-impressive since you missed the easiest question of the season thus far.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:43 (three years ago) link

I'm on track to have my 2nd-highest TCA this season, but I'm languishing in the relegation zone with a record of 3-9-4.

I did just notice that I have my own branch now, even though there are only 4 people in it!

jaymc, Friday, 11 September 2020 15:46 (three years ago) link

Wondering if it is because our friend who recruited you is inactive.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:48 (three years ago) link

Actually some people HAVE called that a Dolly Parton, but not sure if that is Commissioner-approved.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:50 (three years ago) link


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