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I think it was because people might have just guessed "Cromwell" based on the general time period, without actually knowing whether it was Thomas or Oliver.

jaymc, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:51 (two years ago) link

Even so, shouldn’t that be specified in the question, or would that be a giveaway?

I chickened out on Indigenous Languages, good for you doing it, will take a look soon.

Working in the POLL Mine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 15:05 (two years ago) link

Lol, i guessed "Hilary Mantel", so that gives you a sense of how closely I am reading the questions.

I won my LGBT Rundle though!

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 16:14 (two years ago) link

TFW you realize you should've played a 1DS.

Tahini Coates (Leee), Thursday, 13 May 2021 16:10 (two years ago) link

Happens less and less frequently, unfortunately. Which 1DS?

Working in the POLL Mine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 13 May 2021 16:39 (two years ago) link

Musical tributes. Basically I got scared off because of the Lemmy question -- I couldn't remember if his last name was Kilmister or Kilminster, and I just gave up, but apparently first name was acceptable. (Also, that was the day that I had to drive 30 miles to get my second dose, so there's that.)

Tahini Coates (Leee), Thursday, 13 May 2021 17:31 (two years ago) link

Oh yeah.

Working in the POLL Mine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 13 May 2021 19:31 (two years ago) link

On a kid's zoom piano recital right now and one of the perfomers is playing a Sherman Brothers composition, which of course, I had never known they had written.

Working in the POLL Mine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 15 May 2021 21:49 (two years ago) link

I had never even heard of The Sherman Brothers until I started researching for the quiz. Not much of a Disney guy.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Saturday, 15 May 2021 22:01 (two years ago) link

I think there was a book or a documentary about them recently where I saw their name, but otherwise never knew who they were until pretty recently.

Working in the POLL Mine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 15 May 2021 22:13 (two years ago) link

Lost to a 9(6) (welcome to B), but I'm proud that I scratched out three of the answers and even got 7 points for my trouble.

Tahini Coates (Leee), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 14:58 (two years ago) link

Also, don't go onto the message boards right now, someone apparently spoiled one of today's questions.

Tahini Coates (Leee), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 15:30 (two years ago) link

I try not to go to the message boards unless it's for one of our recaps.

Working in the POLL Mine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 15:47 (two years ago) link

Fair strategy, but I don't think I can resist in going into excruciating details about how I came upon the answers I entered! Anyway, the spoiling thread's been deleted.

Tahini Coates (Leee), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 17:09 (two years ago) link

I was so close to winning yesterday -- my first thought for Driving Miss Daisy was Atlanta and then switched to Savannah; when I was actually entering my answers, I'd nearly forgotten that I decided on Savannah. If only my short-term memory were worse!

Elementary, My Dear Hoatzin (Leee), Friday, 21 May 2021 20:12 (two years ago) link

that was against me, right? i had no idea beyond it being somewhere southeast. i guessed charleston but i probably should have thought about it more.

na (NA), Friday, 21 May 2021 20:21 (two years ago) link

Is anyone paying for commissioner’s circle presently and want to finally set up an ilxor private rundle next season?

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Friday, 21 May 2021 20:24 (two years ago) link

xp Yeah, that was our match. I do want to thank you for the 2 points for the Chinese question, though!

Elementary, My Dear Hoatzin (Leee), Friday, 21 May 2021 20:41 (two years ago) link

4 out of 6 for my first four games and a record of 0-3-1
bellyflopped yesterday with only the bill haley question right which ain't gonna help

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 22 May 2021 16:56 (two years ago) link

ok somebody please explain what tf yesterday’s q6 had to do with pancakes

the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Friday, 28 May 2021 13:11 (two years ago) link

Some kind of Eastern European thing, eating pancakes for Shrovetide.

AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 28 May 2021 14:19 (two years ago) link

Eastern European? Pancake Day is pretty common in the U.K., or at least was when I studied there in the late '90s.

jaymc, Friday, 28 May 2021 14:58 (two years ago) link

As the final day before the austerity of the Lenten fast, Shrove Tuesday also has many customs pertaining to food. Pancakes are traditional in a number of European countries because eggs, sugar, and fat, commonly forbidden during the Lenten fast, are used up so they will not go to waste; the day is known as Pancake Day or Pancake Tuesday in Ireland and in many Commonwealth countries.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Shrove-Tuesday

jaymc, Friday, 28 May 2021 15:01 (two years ago) link

ah, this jew did not know about strange pancake traditions

the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Friday, 28 May 2021 15:43 (two years ago) link

same. seemed like "indulgence" was a slam dunk to me.

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 29 May 2021 18:10 (two years ago) link

yeah i answered indulgence knowing that it was likely wrong

the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Saturday, 29 May 2021 18:12 (two years ago) link

Had no idea here, thought maybe there was some kind of Catholic doctrine of absolution called "syrupy"

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 29 May 2021 18:49 (two years ago) link

Haven't checked yet, but I hope you all got RHINOCEROS, which has a tie-in with a recent ILX0r 1DS.

AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 3 June 2021 19:54 (two years ago) link

I'll bite: what's the tie-in? (I got it wrong.)

Sweet F♯ A♯ ∞ (Leee), Thursday, 3 June 2021 20:43 (two years ago) link

Zero Mostel was in the film of Rhinoceros- with Gene Wilder!

AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 3 June 2021 20:51 (two years ago) link

lol I had a feeling that I'd be walking into that one.

Sweet F♯ A♯ ∞ (Leee), Thursday, 3 June 2021 20:52 (two years ago) link

horn first.
9(5) yesterday, went with mimosa instead of bellini.
back down to earth today.

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 3 June 2021 22:50 (two years ago) link

Midseason classic is upon us.

AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 5 June 2021 15:05 (two years ago) link

so MODES

AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 June 2021 14:21 (two years ago) link

yeah, i went "dominant"

Got credit for "diatonic"!

jaymc, Friday, 11 June 2021 16:48 (two years ago) link

In a long discussion about that elsewhere.

AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 June 2021 16:56 (two years ago) link

My contention is that the question was insufficiently pinned.

AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 June 2021 16:56 (two years ago) link

if you have heard of "modes" and know what some of them are called you would always just write "modes" there idk

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Friday, 11 June 2021 17:01 (two years ago) link

Indeed

AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 June 2021 17:12 (two years ago) link

if you have heard of "modes" and know what some of them are called you would always just write "modes" there idk

― Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Friday, June 11, 2021 1:01 PM (four hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

ive heard of modes but didn't remember the word so i was like "lydian scale, mixolydian scale, they aren't chromatic so they must be diatonic" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

still lost

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Friday, 11 June 2021 21:51 (two years ago) link

i know shit about music theory but happened to read a sci-fi-ish book that mentioned the mixolydian mode in april

highlight of my season is that out of nowhere i pulled 'kirov' out of my ass to correctly answer our (thus far) hardest question

mookieproof, Friday, 11 June 2021 23:58 (two years ago) link

Anyone else forget to submit?

AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 13 June 2021 00:03 (two years ago) link

No, I don’t think so

AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 13 June 2021 00:04 (two years ago) link

currently leading my league for the Sandra (defense) with five to go

probably my best shot at a 'trophy' however lame

(at least it's better than the most-common-wrong-answer one)

mookieproof, Wednesday, 16 June 2021 03:24 (two years ago) link

Happy Bloomsday!

AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 16 June 2021 12:57 (two years ago) link


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