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Now that I think of it, the first time I saw The General was at Silby's alma mater.

Cry for a Shadowgraph (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 17:10 (one year ago) link

I've had some awful moneying this 1DS season -- off the top of my head, I've played at least 2 where I ended < 50%ile but could've finished as high as the 80th.

That said, congrats to Greg for winning one recently!

John Mayer McCheese (Leee), Friday, 27 January 2023 01:03 (one year ago) link

yeah nice bird knowledge!

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Friday, 27 January 2023 04:48 (one year ago) link

If everything goes well with today's, I'll be in the Pop Culture Philosophy finals! Which is surprising to me, since I consider myself to be very bad at reading philosophy!

John Mayer McCheese (Leee), Thursday, 2 February 2023 19:58 (one year ago) link

I will probably be a frustrating 3rd in my group sadly

G. D’Arcy Cheesewright (silby), Thursday, 2 February 2023 20:10 (one year ago) link

I forgot to register for that one. Looked good.

And Your Borad Can Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 2 February 2023 20:50 (one year ago) link

Not doing great in the one I am in. Cross Town Traffic or whatever it is called.

And Your Borad Can Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 2 February 2023 20:55 (one year ago) link

Greg monied a bit better than I did and beat me on Bubblegum.

And Your Borad Can Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 9 February 2023 22:13 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Halfway point and not only am I above 0.500 but I'm also in the top 10, which just means there's a lot more room for me to fall.

Shartreuse (Leee), Saturday, 4 March 2023 17:40 (one year ago) link

Yesterday was big beer day.

Think Fast, Mr. Mojo Risin’ (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 16 March 2023 11:09 (eleven months ago) link

Not for me! (I missed thiamine.) In fact, I haven't scored a single 6/6 all season. If that holds, it would be the first season since LL63 in 2014 in which I didn't get at least one. Luckily, I've had plenty of 5/6 days and am in the middle of the pack as usual.

jaymc, Thursday, 16 March 2023 12:13 (eleven months ago) link

Well, my prediction is proving true, as I'm on a 6 game losing streak where half of the losses have been avoidable.

Shartreuse (Leee), Thursday, 16 March 2023 14:33 (eleven months ago) link

i've been doing better than usual this season, though i've been frustratingly stuck at fourth place for a while

na (NA), Thursday, 16 March 2023 14:46 (eleven months ago) link

four weeks pass...

I was in the 92nd percentile for the Urban Planning one-day, which sounds good until I tell you I was the librarian for the American Planning Association for six years.

na (NA), Friday, 14 April 2023 01:30 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

I really lucked out and somehow made it into the Latinx finals.

Cashews Everything Around Me (Leee), Tuesday, 16 May 2023 16:47 (nine months ago) link

Me too! I played all three MLs, and I would not have guessed that would be the one I'd do best in.

jaymc, Tuesday, 16 May 2023 17:13 (nine months ago) link

i wished i had joined the latinx and midwest ones, i wouldn't have done too badly! i somehow limped into the lgbt finals and got absolutely bodied though, like bottom 50

Ryan seaQuest (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 May 2023 17:30 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

through 21 matches i have 101 CAA

the top TCA-scorer in my rundle has gotten 100 right

ffs

mookieproof, Thursday, 22 June 2023 19:20 (eight months ago) link

Not sure how it happened, but I'm sitting at the top of an A rundle for the first time ever this late in the season. I think maybe the league that I was moved into last season (along with Leee and NA) is a little less competitive? Anyway, I've probably jinxed it by mentioning it, but still crossing my fingers.

jaymc, Thursday, 22 June 2023 19:33 (eight months ago) link

Rooting for you from the cheap seats in the middle of C, jaymc.

Holly Godarkbloom (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 22 June 2023 19:50 (eight months ago) link

xp nice!

mookieproof, Thursday, 22 June 2023 19:53 (eight months ago) link

I think maybe the league that I was moved into last season (along with Leee and NA) is a little less competitive?

That's sort of my take, mainly because our placement in the last MSC was pretty bad (with the caveat of course that not everyone plays it). Then again, I have a TCA > CAA only because I've benefited from THREE forfeit wins this season, so maybe we're just in a less dedicated league?

Cashews Everything Around Me (Leee), Thursday, 22 June 2023 20:15 (eight months ago) link

Congrats to jaymc!

Last of the Mojitos (Leee), Wednesday, 28 June 2023 14:27 (eight months ago) link

Oh yeah, see that now. Congrats, jaymc!

Looking For Mr. Goodreads (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 28 June 2023 14:32 (eight months ago) link

Thank u! Looking forward to the championship.

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 20:19 (eight months ago) link

Go jaymc wd!!

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 22:00 (eight months ago) link

ended up with 122 CAA

of the 28,830 players, only 65 had higher

mookieproof, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 23:32 (eight months ago) link

hell yeah! my all-time best is 120 but I only finished 8th that season.

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 23:37 (eight months ago) link

oops lol I misread your post

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 23:37 (eight months ago) link

tough breaks, mookie

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 23:40 (eight months ago) link

haha thx

mookieproof, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 23:54 (eight months ago) link

Sorry, mooks.

Looking For Mr. Goodreads (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 28 June 2023 23:57 (eight months ago) link

Couple of relevant 1DSs today

The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Elektra) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 11 July 2023 21:23 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

Bit surprised I placed as high as I did (but not that high really) on XTC, also that as far as I can see jaymc was the only other ILX0r to play.

No Zing Compares 2 HOOS (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 15 August 2023 02:29 (six months ago) link

First day of new season people, don’t forget to submit!

The Thin, Wild Mercury Rising (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 28 August 2023 23:15 (six months ago) link

Got my customary day 1 loss out of the way.

The Banshees of Ed Sheeran (Leee), Tuesday, 29 August 2023 16:18 (six months ago) link

Well, I submitted a MiniLeague proposal which is a decision that, if accepted, I'm sure I will come to regret.

This turns out to be true (hey it turns out writing, testing, and curating 78 questions is WAY more work than 12), but signups will be open for the Online Content ML in a couple of weeks regardless, so keep your eyes open. (There will, sadly, be no questions on the ILX forums).

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Monday, 4 September 2023 23:42 (six months ago) link

Also the LL Championship results start posting tomorrow but I'm trying not to think too much about that because I did awful this year, unless everybody else also found it way harder than prior years.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Monday, 4 September 2023 23:55 (six months ago) link

I'm looking forward to your ML, Greg!

I did not do very well in the championship, but it was my first year competing, so I have nothing to measure it against.

jaymc, Tuesday, 5 September 2023 00:16 (five months ago) link

I had a fantastic time working on an ML, but it was still a ton of work for most of us involved even for me, even though all I was doing was mostly fact-checking and writing recaps.

The Thin, Wild Mercury Rising (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 September 2023 02:33 (five months ago) link

Round 1 of the champs was an unmitigated disaster for me, but I did well enough on round 2 to salvage 73rd place after 'day 1'

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Wednesday, 6 September 2023 00:05 (five months ago) link

As I expected, I did not make The Cut.

jaymc, Wednesday, 6 September 2023 01:14 (five months ago) link

My best MSC finish ever -- top 10%!

The Banshees of Ed Sheeran (Leee), Monday, 18 September 2023 21:26 (five months ago) link

Kudos! I was top 20%, think maybe I could have joined you if I had moneyed better.

The Thin, Wild Mercury Rising (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 18 September 2023 23:01 (five months ago) link

Thanks! Q6 was, if you'll excuse the pun, my moneymaker; it was required reading for a class that I pointedly didn't bother crack open, but I still went to lectures and it must've osmosed into my brain decades later.

The Banshees of Ed Sheeran (Leee), Monday, 18 September 2023 23:57 (five months ago) link

I was a little worried I wouldn’t get credit for PETER MACKINTOSH for Q12.

The Thin, Wild Mercury Rising (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 19 September 2023 11:02 (five months ago) link

I knew Q6 because it seems to come up a lot, although I never read myself. My should have monied were Q3 and Q8.

The Thin, Wild Mercury Rising (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 19 September 2023 11:05 (five months ago) link

Just learned from the LL message board that CohenD2, who posted here as govern yourself accordingly, has passed away.

I also found this remembrance by Neal Pollack:
https://bookandfilmglobe.com/creators/remembrance/daniel-cohen-rip/

jaymc, Tuesday, 26 September 2023 00:27 (five months ago) link

Oh! RIP.

Dose of Thunderwords (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 26 September 2023 00:42 (five months ago) link

I saw that on the OQL Facebook group, we had some brief interactions on this thread round about the time of the quizzing world cup. So sorry to hear this, seemed a very well loved presence in the quiz scene and a good friend to many.

ailsa, Tuesday, 26 September 2023 09:55 (five months ago) link


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