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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

Happy Bloomsday! Which I'm celebrating from the bottom of B!

BABABUOY (Leee), Wednesday, 16 June 2021 16:57 (two years ago) link

Hah, you and me both.

AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 16 June 2021 17:02 (two years ago) link

I gooseegged Tuesday for i think the first time?

the person leading the whole thing this season has gotten 128 right and 4 wrong

is it petty of me to be skeptical

mookieproof, Thursday, 17 June 2021 15:53 (two years ago) link

I aced my first match in two seasons, and finally caught a break as my opponent yesterday is Irish (and missed an older NWSL question too) but got the others right. Still firmly ensconced in relegation though.

BABA BUOY (Leee), Thursday, 17 June 2021 16:09 (two years ago) link

the person leading the whole thing this season has gotten 128 right and 4 wrong

is it petty of me to be skeptical

Downright dismissive? You have a minor risk of being wrong. Skeptical? I would say hell no that is not petty. I haven't checked who you're talking about, but that better be a major star in the game (or sensational new discovery).

anatol_merklich, Thursday, 17 June 2021 22:55 (two years ago) link

B-b-but isn't TAI usually pretty good at rooting out problematic players?

Rich Valley Girl, Poor Valley Girl (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 17 June 2021 23:39 (two years ago) link

Sigh etc; maybe let bullshit do what bullshit be or maybe vice versa or not I dunno; if you have a physical spring cleverly inserted in your step you may not know that the actual world high jump record is FAR below your online backyard 2:58 metres -- others may be aware of this though.

anatol_merklich, Friday, 18 June 2021 00:09 (two years ago) link

Found the player mentioned (or at least someone with same TCA), and it appears to be only his second season. A bit early for any rooting out, I suppose, even if warranted (which, again, we do not know for a fact).

anatol_merklich, Friday, 18 June 2021 12:12 (two years ago) link

Haven't played LL for ages, but I usually hear rumblings about suspicious behaviour from others and this season hasn't seen any gossip reach my radar. Is this one UK or US based?

ailsa, Friday, 18 June 2021 18:44 (two years ago) link

US.

anatol_merklich, Friday, 18 June 2021 20:35 (two years ago) link

Ta.

ailsa, Friday, 18 June 2021 21:14 (two years ago) link

another solidly middle of the road C season for me. average among the obsessives, that's me.

Having one of those seasons where I'm constantly struggling to stay above the relegation zone. Looks like it'll be down to the final Match Day.

jaymc, Saturday, 19 June 2021 14:43 (two years ago) link

I've already lost that struggle.

Rich Valley Girl, Poor Valley Girl (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 19 June 2021 14:50 (two years ago) link

But I guess I can see a way that I could survive.

Rich Valley Girl, Poor Valley Girl (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 19 June 2021 14:53 (two years ago) link

I've clinched my spot in C for next season again. I'm honestly a little relieved, since the competition in B for me leaves almost no room for error. I can barely imagine what A is like.

BABA BUOY (Leee), Saturday, 19 June 2021 16:09 (two years ago) link

I have had a spell or two in A and... it wasn't pleasant.

Rich Valley Girl, Poor Valley Girl (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 19 June 2021 16:33 (two years ago) link

I have a below-par Qpct for my A rundle but I tend to claim enough match wins and 9(6)s per season to finish somewhere in the third quartile, so long as I don’t forfeit.

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Saturday, 19 June 2021 18:04 (two years ago) link

another solidly middle of the road C season for me. average among the obsessives, that's me.

It me. I can be somewhat hypomanic or obsessive in a way that can make me interesting or annoying depending on your mileage, but never enough so as to write my name upon the stars.

Rich Valley Girl, Poor Valley Girl (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 19 June 2021 18:10 (two years ago) link

my A rundle appears to be among the very easiest around, which is fine with me

mookieproof, Saturday, 19 June 2021 18:21 (two years ago) link

My B rundle is 35-32-32-32-31-31-30 at the top, promotion placings bolded, my points italicized, so I appear to have an outside chance of the privilege of spending the next season in relegation agony rather than promotion hopefulness.

anatol_merklich, Saturday, 19 June 2021 21:55 (two years ago) link

Heh, I swear my drunken 2.58 m high-jump simile of two days ago was written without knowledge of this: Rich guy beats Vishy Anand in chess game, latter takes it well; eyebrows in chess community are raised; rich guy is found to have cheated, rich guy then (but not before) pretty much tweets OF COURSE i cheated: It is ridiculous that so many are thinking that I really beat Vishy sir in a chess game, that is almost like me waking up and winning a 100mt race with Usain Bolt.

anatol_merklich, Saturday, 19 June 2021 23:39 (two years ago) link

the person leading the whole thing this season has gotten 128 right and 4 wrong

is it petty of me to be skeptical

absolutely not, and i assure you that many other people have noticed this dude; i sure can't wait to see what he puts up in the LLRC

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Sunday, 20 June 2021 07:21 (two years ago) link

LLRC?

Rich Valley Girl, Poor Valley Girl (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 20 June 2021 11:25 (two years ago) link

learnedleague rundle championship, sorry

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Sunday, 20 June 2021 14:20 (two years ago) link

I just looked through a bunch of league leaders and I actually found 2 other players who have only missed 4 questions this season, which is also the second for both (one does have a forfeit loss, however). At the same time, the other more established players have all gotten fewer than a dozen wrong answers themselves. A Rundle problems.

BABA BUOY (Leee), Sunday, 20 June 2021 16:39 (two years ago) link

Only one other, it seems? The leaguewide TCA leaders (all leagues, all rundles) have these scores out of 150:

146
146
142
141
141
141
141
141
140
140
140
140
140
then 139, 138 (times 5), 137 (times 11), 136 (times 3), 135 (times 13), 134 (times 14), and so on with quite a few people on each score.

Although looking closer, none of those two has a forfeit loss, so maybe something was done already. In any case, that four-point jump at the top stands out a bit, I must say.

anatol_merklich, Tuesday, 22 June 2021 09:00 (two years ago) link

looks like i'm heading back down to C next season :/

na (NA), Tuesday, 22 June 2021 14:37 (two years ago) link

this was a tough season for me

na (NA), Tuesday, 22 June 2021 14:38 (two years ago) link

Sorry, dude. I managed to avoid relegation with a final-day 9(6), whew.

jaymc, Tuesday, 22 June 2021 14:42 (two years ago) link


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