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#174667 - Sun Jun 01 2003 01:42 PM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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Jai-Alai Legends of Latvia and Estonia
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Canada's Joe Clark: North American Visionary
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Ned Beatty's Other Memorable Film Scenes
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Chateau D'Yquem: The Inexpensive Vintages
Tel Aviv on the Potomac: The Zionist Cabal at the US State Department

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#174668 - Sun Jun 01 2003 01:51 PM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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Cool! You've just spoiled two quizzes I've been getting ready!
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#174669 - Sun Jun 01 2003 02:09 PM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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CORRECTION

Basque: The Language Some People Thought Bruyere Did Not Know

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#174670 - Sun Jun 01 2003 04:03 PM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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The thing is half of these quizes are so bad they are good, I would just have to do many of them!


Edited by Tielhard (Sun Jun 01 2003 04:05 PM)
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#174671 - Mon Jun 02 2003 06:26 PM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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The Multitude Plastic Surgeries of Michael Jackson...Oh Wait! He Only Had Two!

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#174672 - Mon Jun 02 2003 06:48 PM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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The thing is half of these quizes are so bad they are good, I would just have to do many of them!




I was thinking the same thing, Tielhard. We should print the list out and see just how creative we can be as authors!
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#174673 - Tue Jun 03 2003 03:19 AM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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Tell you what Ozzz2002, if you can get five more people to agree to write one of these quizzes over the next month I will volunteer to write one as well.

It is difficult to decide which one to write though? "Much Ado About Bricklaying" and the one about plumbing are too boring even for me. I am very tempted by "Tripe--The 'Other White Meat'", it is quite 'ethnic' for the North West. Unfortunately, I spent years looking at the vile stuff along with cow heel and lights on Salford market. It makes me queasy just thinking about it. "Feminine Hygiene Products In Myth and Legend" would take a far braver man than I. If I did the "History of Spam...The Poor Man's Ham" and left out the Vikings the Python Geeks would be after me. So I am left with "Routes to Anywhere in Mainland Britain by Road from Letchworth" and "You ARE What You Eat: The History of Cannibalism". I shall take the Cannibalism.

Incidentally wasn't "Nancy Drew: The Real Story" an adult film of an unsavoury nature?

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#174674 - Tue Jun 03 2003 03:57 AM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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Tiel, please do the one about Letchworth!

I would love to see someone tackle "Quality Control for tanker truck gangplank manufacturers".

I'm prepared to create one, but I'm torn between "Welsh Quarrying in the 19th Century", "The Wit and Wisdom of Hafez al-Assad", "Middle East 'Stan' Countries FITB" and "Mashed potatoes throughout the ages", but ultimately it comes down to a choice between "The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hosni Mubarak" and "Tel Aviv on the Potomac: The Zionist Cabal at the US State Department" (unless Coolup wants to try the latter )

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#174675 - Tue Jun 03 2003 09:52 PM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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With Coolupway's permission, I am working on "Carbuncles, Boils and Erysipelas: Pustulous Pestilences!" (seriously!)
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#174676 - Tue Jun 03 2003 10:59 PM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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Thanks for sharing, MG!
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#174677 - Tue Jun 03 2003 11:37 PM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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This is hilarious. When I started this thread, I never imagined so many people would respond (with such great topics!), let alone that these quizzes would get made! You guys are right though--these are crying out for quiz makers to bring them to life. Maybe there should be a QL section called 'Quizzes You'd Never Play'. Despite the title's claim, it would probably attract people to these bizarre subjects. As for 'You ARE What You Eat--The History of Cannibalism', please feel free to make it into a quiz! I can't wait to see it!
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#174678 - Wed Jun 04 2003 04:27 PM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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Just in case anyone was wondering (I'm sure no one was) I'm not really planning on creating "Tel Aviv on the Potomac: The Zionist Cabal at the US State Department". If I were to create such a quiz it would consist of only one question, and the answer would be "No, there isn't".
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#174679 - Wed Jun 04 2003 04:40 PM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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No, I figured that was a joke....lol. You could make it more challenging by forming the question as a Fill-in-the-Blank, though.

On a serious note, I am looking forward to the tripe and pus quizzes....ewwww
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#174680 - Wed Jun 04 2003 04:52 PM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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magpie8,

I await your contibution with interest?
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#174681 - Wed Jun 04 2003 04:53 PM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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I guess I could stretch it to four questions if I tried really hard: one FITB, one yes/no, one true/false, and one multiple choice. Of course it would really just be one question phrased four different ways

BTW, if anyone really is crazy enough to try and create that quiz it's probably me
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#174682 - Wed Jun 04 2003 06:28 PM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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Guess THE WWE Stars' Eosinophil and WBC Counts!
Musicals That Have Nothing Whatever To Do With France.
The US and Its Fabled Secretaries of Transportation!
Celebrities With Long-Standing Marriages Who Don't Get Out Much
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Utopian, Pot-Fogged Predictions of the Late 1960's That Actually Came True
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#174683 - Thu Jun 05 2003 04:36 AM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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Ways to cook Potatoes (first in a series of 50)
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#174684 - Thu Jun 05 2003 08:56 AM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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Bus Stop Designers of Staffordshire and South Derbyshire;
Broadcasting History: Shipping Forecasts for Sea Areas Fastnet, Sole and Lundy;
The Minute Books of the Sons of Temperance Friendly Society;
Work Songs of Sagger-Makers' Bottom-Knockers;
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#174685 - Thu Jun 05 2003 11:37 AM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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1) Me, Myself and ......: A review of my life!
(I could, very well, see a certain member of this forum, writing this quiz)

2) Cricket for IDIOTS (like YOU)!

3)The Pick-up lines of T-Rex

4) Brothel Madams of 16th century Florence

5) The Joys of self-mutilation - CIRCUMISE yourself..
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#174686 - Sat Jun 07 2003 12:52 AM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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magpie8,

I await your contibution with interest?





Thanks Tielhard, but I'm likely better suited to making these lists than actually constructing the quizzes of the same titles. I'm probably too lazy!

In that vein....

22) Tonight...on a Very Special 'Blossom': Menstruation Plotlines in TV Sitcoms
23) Great Moments in Waste Management Committee Hearings of Albany, New York
24) 'Senior Citizens Wish They Were Young': The Timeless Poetry of The Moody Blues
25) From George II to Elvis: Celebrities Who Died On The Toilet
26) Identify The Children's Entertainer By His Beard



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#174687 - Sat Jun 07 2003 06:48 AM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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!.Raising Australian Funnel Webs For Fun And Profit
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3.Easy Crafts Made Out Of OLd Fruitcakes
4.The History Of Art Made Out Of Pasta
5.Coverting The Essays of Sir Francis Bacon Into Pig Latin
6.The Art Of Speaking Out Of Both Sides Of One's Mouth At The Same Time
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#174688 - Sat Jun 07 2003 07:05 AM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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Linda, will you pleeeease tell me where you got that avatar at?

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#174689 - Sat Jun 07 2003 07:08 AM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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Redoing the grout in your shower stall
Cat esperanto-from can opener drawer to squirt guns
Art done by mealyworms
Fertilizer around the world
Barbie's boyfriend Ken, did he ever have shoes?



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#174690 - Sat Jun 07 2003 07:15 AM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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Barbie's boyfriend Ken, did he ever have shoes?





Yes, as a matter of fact he did.
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#174691 - Sun Jun 08 2003 01:22 PM Re: Five Quizzes You'd Never Play
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The 7th At Yonkers On 9/19/74: Why Keystone Surprise Was a Lock at 9-5
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German Expressionism Between The Wars: The Happy Side
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Bea Arthur: Shameless Temptress, or Actually Some Kind of Guy?
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