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it had never occurred to me and i had to go through a list of rollins songs in my head

I think I realized it when someone told me or I heard it on the radio a fewer years back. So yeah, shockingly old too.

Hitsville Ukase (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 21 August 2021 18:12 (two years ago) link

well, at least i didn't finish dead last in the championship. yikes

mookieproof, Tuesday, 24 August 2021 00:13 (two years ago) link

I started out Round 1 in 64th place due to atrociously bad moneying which, sadly, is a theme that will continue throughout the rounds.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Tuesday, 24 August 2021 00:23 (two years ago) link

Though, thinking to myself: "Hmm, Thorsten might ask a question about Bridgerton, maybe I should learn the rudiments of it" about an hour before my scheduled match is my proudest moment in trivia history.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Tuesday, 24 August 2021 00:31 (two years ago) link

h8 u

love you for ken stabler tho

mookieproof, Tuesday, 24 August 2021 00:51 (two years ago) link

how do the championships work anyway? they used to be like watched by a judge irl or something right?

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 15:48 (two years ago) link

two straight 6/6s, feels good because my first foray into rundle a was not going so well

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 17:00 (two years ago) link

The championship is done with someone watching you over a Zoom call.

I ended up finishing 79th, fine enough though disappointing given that I finished 40th last year. The difference was mostly terrible moneying.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 17:14 (two years ago) link

In much more pedestrian developments, my defense has been atrocious this season.

wildleee questionable baking substitutions (Leee), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 17:18 (two years ago) link

And an embarrassing RTFQ fail because I answered Italian Neo-realism for the film question yestreday.

wildleee questionable baking substitutions (Leee), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 17:31 (two years ago) link

hey, the other day, i said nimbus instead of nimbostratus like an idiot

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 17:37 (two years ago) link

tbf asking people to be aware that "nimbostratus" is one of the cloud kinds seems like a tall order!

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 18:16 (two years ago) link

it's been like 20 years since I really read up on cloud kinds

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 18:16 (two years ago) link

as a child

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 18:16 (two years ago) link

I thought it was "nimbus" and felt pretty good about my answer. Apparently that's just a more generic term for a rain cloud.

jaymc, Wednesday, 25 August 2021 18:27 (two years ago) link

TFW you submit a 1D proposal and then see that it's basically already been done.

Moz Jabroni (Leee), Tuesday, 31 August 2021 20:46 (two years ago) link

Wait did that happen? Sorry

Gwar ina Babyon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 31 August 2021 20:49 (two years ago) link

The proposal I just sent in wasn't for anything I mentioned ITT, but basically this is the one that scooped me: https://learnedleague.com/oneday.php?notstartrek

Moz Jabroni (Leee), Tuesday, 31 August 2021 21:16 (two years ago) link

Ah.

I had worries about that kind of thing myself, whether I checked carefully enough

Gwar ina Babyon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 31 August 2021 21:25 (two years ago) link

fastball right down the middle for forks today

mookieproof, Tuesday, 31 August 2021 22:26 (two years ago) link

how so?

pottery

mookieproof, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 04:53 (two years ago) link

oh, heh. yeah, i was amused by that one. Bombed most of the rest though. 3 a day may not save me from relegation in c, though that feels dead average!

I also got 3 right yesterday but it resulted in an extremely rare instance of winning with 3 correct answers in an A Rundle.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 12:54 (two years ago) link

Forks, the 1DS we collaborated on was the reason why I got the Elvis question yesterday!

Moz Jabroni (Leee), Thursday, 2 September 2021 16:11 (two years ago) link

rundle a is relentless. three straight 6/6's last week, three straight ties. lost 5(7) to 5(8) yesterday. i got 5 again today (thank you middle school spanish inquisition project), hopefully that'll be enough

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Thursday, 2 September 2021 16:41 (two years ago) link

Hey no talking about today's questions!

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 2 September 2021 16:47 (two years ago) link

Do you guys feel like there have been a lot of MDs where all the questions are roughly equally hard? I may be just making excuses for my unusually bad DE but that's how it feels to me.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 2 September 2021 16:49 (two years ago) link

Hey no talking about today's questions!

― Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, September 2, 2021 11:47 AM (three minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

sorry sorry, not revealing anything that's not in the text of the q though

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Thursday, 2 September 2021 16:52 (two years ago) link

I know, I just feel like you never know what shakes something loose in someone's mind

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 2 September 2021 17:15 (two years ago) link

sorry sorry, not revealing anything that's not in the text of the q though

The thing is though that knowing what the subject is ahead of time can lead to questionable behavior -- like if I were sufficiently unscrupulous, I might read up on the subject before I look at the questions and not consider that cheating.

Moz Jabroni (Leee), Thursday, 2 September 2021 17:41 (two years ago) link

glad i could help leee!
i am now in the relegation zone after losing with a 4/5 day. bleh.

lol i got the elvis one because of the OTHER compilation album that came out in 2004 that pays homage to the elvis cover

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Thursday, 2 September 2021 20:05 (two years ago) link

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Gwar ina Babyon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 3 September 2021 02:59 (two years ago) link

ML acceptances are out, I hear.

Gwar ina Babyon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 5 September 2021 03:53 (two years ago) link

Lucky season for me: In my 28-person rundle, I'm in 6th place despite ranking 24th in Total Match Points, because I also have the fewest Correct Answers Allowed.

jaymc, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 13:58 (two years ago) link

my first 9(6) yesterday for the season but continuing to teeter totter on relegation to D.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT1DdO3SISg

Yeah and me both, bro, although I see that you are still slightly above the purple line.

What Does Blecch Mean to Me? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 9 September 2021 12:29 (two years ago) link

I *think* I managed to stay barely above relegation unless I actually forfeit on Monday.

Good luck, forks!

What Does Blecch Mean to Me? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 11 September 2021 11:59 (two years ago) link

could go either way for me

Yeah, I saw but didn’t want to say.

What Does Blecch Mean to Me? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 11 September 2021 12:38 (two years ago) link

I knew who it was but put "Henry Beecher Stowe." Then, later in the day, but before I submitted, I was reading a book that mentioned Henry Ward Beecher. I stuck to my morals and submitted the wrong answer. Then won anyway because my opponent defended catastrophically badly. Karma!

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 11 September 2021 13:55 (two years ago) link

It took me a second to think if that but it was kind of overdetermined that I would get it right

What Does Blecch Mean to Me? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 11 September 2021 14:10 (two years ago) link

I answered "Beecher" but if you'd asked me for a first name, I would've said "Lyman" (Henry and Harriet's father).

jaymc, Saturday, 11 September 2021 14:49 (two years ago) link

Yesterday I was in 3rd place and thought for a moment I might get to participate in the LL championship?? But then I lost 6(5)-9(6), and now I'm in 5th. Theoretically, I could still make it, but it seems unlikely.

jaymc, Saturday, 11 September 2021 14:52 (two years ago) link

Pushed down the rundle by the katabatic winds.

jaymc, Saturday, 11 September 2021 14:54 (two years ago) link

Good one.

What Does Blecch Mean to Me? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 11 September 2021 14:59 (two years ago) link

I missed that one as well, but managed to win.

What Does Blecch Mean to Me? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 11 September 2021 15:07 (two years ago) link

I've guaranteed a winning record while also having a shot at ending in the top 10, although my next opponent has very intimidating numbers.

Carte Blanchett (Leee), Saturday, 11 September 2021 18:26 (two years ago) link


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