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#389582 - Sat Oct 27 2007 08:41 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds
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Quite a rollicking set this Round 22 has turned out to be! There were 13 great players for the JAMES BOND round!

1 - Name an actor who has portrayed James Bond in any medium (film, TV, radio).
For 10 points: Barry Nelson; Bob Holness; Sean Connery; David Niven; Pierce Brosnan
For 5 points: Roger Moore (5); Timothy Dalton (3)
Not mentioned: George Lazenby; Daniel Craig

2 - Name a villain that James Bond opposes in any James Bond film.
For 10 points: Karl Stromberg; Elliot Carver; Auric Goldfinger; Aris Kristatos; Le Chiffre; Emilio Largo; Viktor 'Renard' Zokas; Gen. Georgi Koskov; Dr. Kananga/Mr. Big
For 5 points: Francisco Scaramanga (2); Ernst Stavro Blofeld (2)
Not mentioned: Dr. Julius No; Rosa Klebb; Sir Hugo Drax; Kamal Khan; Gen. Orlov; Max Zorin; Brad Whitaker; Franz Sanchez; Alec Trevelyan (agent 006, by the way!); Electra King; Gustav Graves (aka Col. Moon); Mr. White

3 - Name a recurring ally (i.e. with more than one appearance) of James Bond in book or film.
For 10 points: Miss Moneypenny; Bill Tanner; Leolia Ponsonby; Mary Goodnight; Gen. Anatol Gogol; John Strangways; Quarrel; Charles Robinson
For 5 points: Sheriff J. W. Pepper (2); "Q" (3)
Not mentioned: "M" (Adm. Sir Miles Messervey); Felix Leiter; Sir Frederick Gray; Rene Mathis; May Maxwell; Smithers; Jack Wade; Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky

4 - Name another 00-designated agent who appears in the James Bond books or films.
For 10 points: 003 (Jason Walters); 006 (Alec Trevelyan); 0011 ("Cederic"); 0012 (Sam Johnston)
For 5 points: 002 (Bill Fairbanks) [2]; 004 (Frederick Warder) [3]; 008 ("Bill") [2]; 009 (Peter Smith) [2]
Not mentioned: 001 (Edward Donner); 005 (Stuart Thomas); 0010 ("John"); 0013 (Briony Thorne)

5 - Name a performer of a James Bond movie title song.
For 10 points: Carly Simon ("Nobody Does It Better"); Duran Duran ("A View to Kill"); Tina Turner ("Golden Eye"); Rita Coolidge ("All Time High"); Tom Jones ("Thunderball")
For 5 points: Sheena Easton ("For Your Eyes Only") [2]; Nancy Sinatra ("You Only Live Twice") [2]; Paul McCartney & Wings ("Live and Let Die") [2]; Shirley Bassey ("Diamonds Are Forever", "Moonraker", "Goldfinger") [2]
Not mentioned: John Barry ("On Her Majesty's Secret Service"); Lulu ("The Man with the Golden Gun"); a-ha ("The Living Daylights"); Gladys Knight ("Licence to Kill"); Sheryl Crow ("Tomorrow Never Dies"); Garbage ("The World Is Not Enough"); Madonna ("Die Another Day"); Chris Cornell ("You Know My Name")

And so the results are ...

With a perfect 50 points! nakarinna
With 45 points: cae_16682
With 40 points: srini; denni; cinnam0n
With 35 points: lizard_wizard; brandz_mygirl; taesma; gatsby; szabs; jar
With 30 points: 00howie
With 25 points: mugaboo

CONGRATULATIONS! to nakarinna for taking the prize this round and well done to all of the participants!
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#389583 - Sat Oct 27 2007 01:33 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds
Howie72 Offline
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Round 19 will be closing in roughly 6 hours.

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#389584 - Sat Oct 27 2007 07:03 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds
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The October 27th Round is about Penguins.

1. Name one of the 17 species of penguin.

2. The Penguin Group is a well-known international publishing company. From their US site, please give me a book on their list of current fiction bestsellers.

3. The Pittsburgh Penguins are my local NHL team! Name any player on the 2007-2008 roster.

4. The Penguin Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida is a lovely place. Name any amenity listed on their website under Penguin Hotel Deluxe Room Features.

5. The Penguin Gift Shop is an online store where one can buy all things penguin! Name any one of the puzzles they offer for sale.

I'll be around for help on this periodically. The round will close on Tuesday, October 30 at noon FT time.

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#389585 - Sat Oct 27 2007 07:30 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds
Jar Offline
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Top Place:
50 points: Srini, Jar & Cinnamon – Congratulations on winning the coveted one point!


Woo Hoo!! My first 50! Yippee!
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#389586 - Sun Oct 28 2007 04:20 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds
Howie72 Offline
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I got caught with some stuff today so no chance to close round 19. As it is getting late at night I will now close tomorrow.

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#389587 - Sun Oct 28 2007 08:33 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds
Howie72 Offline
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Round 19 is closed at last, results to follow soon.

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#389588 - Sun Oct 28 2007 09:30 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds
Howie72 Offline
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Round 19 saw 12 terrific players sending answers in:

1) The final race in the 2007 Formula One motor racing championship is being held in Brazil on October 21. Please give me the name of one of the 8 New Zealand drivers who have raced in Formula One.
10 Points: Howden Ganley, Bruce McLaren, John Nicholson
5 Points: Chris Amon (2), Denny Hulme (2), Graham McRae (2), Mike Thackwell (3)
Not Mentioned: Tony Shelly

2) Please give me the name of a National Park either wholly or partly in California, USA.
10 Points: Channel Islands National Park, Death Valley National Park, Sequoia National Park
5 Points: Joshua Tree National Park (2), Lassen Volcanic National Park (2), Redwood National Park (2), Yosemite National Park (3)
Not Mentioned: Kings Canyon National Park

3) The Mint Chicks won the tui for best album at the 2007 New Zealand Music Awards on October 18th. Please give me a track off this album.
10 Points: "Ockhams Razor", "Welcome To Nowhere", "If My Arm Was A Mic Stand Would You Hold My Hand", "One Hundred Minutes Of Silence"
5 Points: "This Is Your Last Chance To Be Famous My Love" (2), "You're Just AS Confused As I Am" (2), "Walking Off A Cliff Again" (2), "That Fateful Funeral Day" (2)
Not Mentioned: "Don't Turn Me On Just To Turn Me On", "Real Friends", "She's Back On Crack", "Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!", "Sleeping During The Day", "Ammie"

4) Please give me the name of a team in the Scottish Premier Football/Soccer League.
10 Points: Dundee United FC, Hibernian FC, Heart of Midlothian FC, Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC, Falkirk FC
5 Points: Celtic FC (2), Rangers FC (2), Motherwell FC (3)
Not Mentioned: Kilmarnock FC, Aberdeen FC, Saint Mirren FC, Gretna FC

5) Please give me the name of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Portugal.
10 Points: Convent of Christ in Tomar, Historic Centre of Oporto, Laurisilva of Madeira
5 Points: Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores (2), Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon (3), Historic Centre of Évora (2), Alto Douro Wine Region (2)
Not Mentioned: Monastery of Batalha, Monastery of Alcobaça, Cultural Landscape of Sintra, Prehistoric Rock-Art Sites in the Côa Valley, Historic Centre of Guimarăes, Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture

Two observations today.
* No answer given for any question has stood out to be commented on. They were quite well spread out.
* I accidently made question 3 a bit more difficult by not giving the album but no one had any problems giving me a correct answer.

Now for the results:

40 points - Nakarinna and Zorba
35 points - Denni, Brandz_mygirl, Szabs, and Cinnam0n
30 points - Mugaboo, Jar, Cae16682, and Srini
25 points - Gatsby and Bethfay

Thank you to everyone who played and well done to Nakarinna and Zorba who are able to run away with an October point.

I will hopefully see you all here again next time.

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#389589 - Sun Oct 28 2007 11:27 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Round 29 ~ Monday

Seeing as how I'm a slightly huge movie buff and rarely get to see the new films when they first come out (this being the time of year when the best ones show up, too), I tend to read everything I can about the holiday season releases. LOTS of Oscar buzz happening already. Just a few that I've been hearing/reading about lately....

1. Clearly, some films have 'Academy Awards' written all over them right from the time the cast/crew is signed on. Let's consider a roster containing the likes of Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman (and, while we're at it, assign Mike Nichols the job of directing) and I'd predict a red carpet or three as being highly likely. The movie in question is Charlie Wilson's War, out on Christmas Day, telling of a Texas Congressman who conspired with a rogue CIA operative in the 1980s to aid the 'Mujahideen' - literally meaning the "strugglers", in this case Muslims beseiged by the Russians in Afghanistan two decades ago. The CIA was waist-deep in all of it, naturally. While diplomatically avoiding any commentary as to the organization itself, I shall ask you to tell me a Director of Intelligence (the position later called Director of the CIA) from 1989 until the present, please!

2. V-e-r-y big buzz is surrounding a young Canadian actress this year, namely Miss Ellen Page. Just 19 years old when she shot the film, she has grabbed much in the way of critical acclaim (and public favor) with her work in Juno. The story looks at a wise-beyond-her-years teenager who finds herself pregnant and, in a fiercely logical, methodical and entirely meaningful way, decides to have the baby AND to find the perfect family to raise it AND to see to it (as best she can) that everybody's life moves forward in a productive and proper way as the situation develops. In lesser hands, the story might appear both trite and exploitive. In Ellen's it's a showcase, a riveting exploration of a NON-victimized girl who comes of age in a forcefully sound way. Page has gained much attention already from other work, much of it on TV. Kindly tell me ANY award that she's either won OR been nominated for (and please be specific about the year, project and which prize, OK?)

3. I'm happy to say that (in my humble opinion) one of the finest actors in the business is getting some Academy Award speculation this year. Daniel Day-Lewis is the star of the anticipated There Will Be Blood - which, incidentally, is directed by another modern master, Paul Thomas Anderson. The film is based on the novel "Oil!" by Upton Sinclair ~ highlighting a turn-of-the-century fellow who strikes it rich and turns a small community into a raging boomtown. In waltzes a charasmatic young minister (played by Paul Dano) who begins to stir up the city and the citizens with a purposefulness (or two). It sounds to be an effective probe of family, greed, power AND religion - all in one potent microcosm. Author Sinclair (1878-1968) was a no-holds-barred sort of scribe. His socialistic bent and affection for anarchy was the stuff that either was read happily or spit on en masse. Late in life, he wrote a collection of books that, as a set, he called "World's End" (or the Lanny Budd series). Could you tell me one of the eleven novels that comprise "World's End", by Upton Sinclair, please?

4. Despite having not been seen by many just yet, an odds-on Oscar contender (speculatively speaking) seems to be Atonement, starring Keira Knightley, James McAvoy and *sigh* Vanessa Redgrave. Awards love movies like this one: set during WWII, unrequited love, moral entanglements, Shakespearean influences ~ there's even a false imprisonment ! The production values are both grand AND exact and its young director, Joe Wright, is being touted as the best of his generation in many circles. The movie opened the Venice Film Festival this year, marking Wright (who's 35) as the youngest director EVER to lead off those festivities. Strangely enough, though, Atonement won none of the prizes given. This time, please tell me one of the 13 movies that DID win an official prize (any jury) at the 64th 'la Biennale di Venezia' - or the Venice Film Festival. It doesn't matter if the title is in English or otherwise ~ any version of a title will be considered the same title.

5. Yet another highly praised film, due for wide release during the holiday season, is American Gangster. Neither its stars or director are "new" to the Oscar race (they'd be Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott) and its true crime theme/'bad guy vs. good guy' approach is the sort of genre that assures brisk ticket sales. This one just sounds too unpleasant for my tastes, though (but that's just my opinion, of course). It tells of a Harlem drug kingpin who was known to have done much of his drug smuggling by transporting the heroin in the coffins of soldiers killed in the Vietnam War . Not only does it sound slightly less-than-entertaining but it also seems (at this point in current events) a poorly timed/potentially disrespectful story to expect people to flock to watch (despite that it's based on factual events). But did I say Denzel and Russell? Yes, I did, so it's bound to be a hit, I'd guess. Seeing as how I want to ask no questions about heroin, dead military personnel or soulless human beings on the loose, let's keep it simple. Tell me a famous person, living or dead, with the surname "Washington"...

This Round will fade to black on Thursday at noon, FT time. And, as always, have a very cool week (and a happily Happy Halloween, too )!
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#389590 - Mon Oct 29 2007 12:39 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds
srini701 Offline
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Quote:

*As the month winds down, I was just thinking (which has caused quite an annoying amount of rattle in my head, by the way ) ~ I can keep sharing Fridays with Howie for a while. It's working out OK doing two days the way they're falling.
Unless someone else would like to hop in, of course. But, if not, I'm good for next month, etc. ....




And I will be sharing Thursdays with Nakarinna in place of Zorba from this November ....buwahahahahaha (that's my evil laugh )
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#389591 - Mon Oct 29 2007 07:59 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds
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So as we get to the end of October, let me recap what I think the host line-up is for November ...

Mondays - Gatsby and Bethfay
Tuesdays - Brandz_mygirl and Denni
Wednesdays - Cae_16682 and [Open]
Thursdays - Nakarinna and Srini
Fridays - Howie and Gatsby and Denni
Saturdays - Mugaboo and Cinnam0n

Right?
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#389592 - Mon Oct 29 2007 09:01 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Well .... instead of having three of us on Fridays, why don't I just share with Cae on Wednesdays? I reckon?
...edited to add ~ while still keeping my Monday spot, of course...


Edited by Gatsby722 (Mon Oct 29 2007 10:15 AM)
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#389593 - Mon Oct 29 2007 09:59 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Tue Feb 20 2007
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Loc: Sydney, Australia
Round 25 will close after 10 hours.
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#389594 - Mon Oct 29 2007 08:53 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds
zorba_scank Offline
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Loc: Sydney, Australia
Round 25 is now closed. Results will be up later.
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#389595 - Tue Oct 30 2007 01:14 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds
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Loc: Bucharest Romania
ROUND 30 - Tuesday, October 30th

The Autumn is definitely in its rights over here, with strong winds and heavy rain for most of the days - Brrr!. So lately I've been having Socks on my mind a lot. And on my feet, of course .

1. - Since 1998, The Joy of Socks, with their headquarters in Newburyport, MA, US, has been selling a variety of novelty and fashion socks for men and women.
From their official website please have your pick in the "Food & Drink" section.

2. - Let's not postpone this any further and mention the famous Socks Clinton, one of the former dwellers in the White House. But as he isn't the only famous cat that exists, I'll kindly ask you to visit THIS PAGE and give me the name of another famous real cat listed in the table of contents.

3. - We now come to SOCKS (an abbreviation for "SOCKetS"), which is an Internet protocol that allows client-server applications to transparently use the services of a network firewall. Yeah, I know this definition is foreign language to many of us . That's why I will only ask the simplest question about it - Please name any of the SOCKS clients listed on Wikipedia.

4. - Commonly called SOX, The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (also known as the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002) contains 11 titles that describe specific mandates and requirements for financial reporting.
Please give me one of the 11 titles that can be found in SOX.

5. - Created by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was the main character in "Empty Socks" and "Rocks and Socks", animation films made in 1927 and 1928.
Would you be so kind as to come up with the title of a 1936 animation film featuring Oswald? Thanks !


This round will close on Saturday, at 12 noon FT time.


Edited by denni19 (Tue Oct 30 2007 01:16 AM)
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#389596 - Tue Oct 30 2007 02:18 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds
zorba_scank Offline
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Loc: Sydney, Australia
Round 25 Results:

13 wonderful players for this round.

1. Lotus Foot or ‘foot binding’ was a custom practiced on young females for approximately one thousand years in China, beginning in the 10th century. One of the objectives of the Taiping Rebellion was to establish gender equality by ending foot binding. Name one of the commanders of the Taiping Rebellion.

10 points: Feng Yunshan, Empress Dowager Cixi, Li Xiucheng

5points: Yang Hsiu-ch'ing (2), Hóng Xiůquán (3), Wei Changhui (3), Tongzhi Emperor (2)

Not mentioned: Xianfeng Emperor, Zeng Guofan, Gordon Frederick, Charles George, Frederick Townsend Ward, Yang Xiuqing, Xiao Chaogui and Shi Dakai

2. The Lotus (Padma) is one of the Eight Auspicious Objects in Buddhism collectively called the "Ashtamangala". Name any one of the remaining seven symbols in the "Ashtamangala”.

10 points: Precious Parasol, Wheel of Law, Urn of Wisdom, Endless Knot, The Golden Fish

5points: Shankha (4), Victory Banner (4)

Not mentioned: None!

3. ‘The Blue Lotus’ is one of the books in ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ series created by by Belgian artist Hergé and is set in China. Name any other book from ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ series.

10 points: Tintin and Alph-Art, Destination Moon, The Shooting Star, The Red Sea Sharks, The Black Island, The Castafiore Emerald, The Broken Ear

5points: Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (2), The Calculus Affair (2), The Crab with the Golden Claws (2)

Not mentioned: Cigars of the Pharaoh, The Seven Crystal Balls, Prisoners of the Sun, Tintin in Tibet and 9 others.

4. There are only seven Bahá'í Houses of Worship located around the world. One of them is the Lotus Temple in Delhi, India which is designed in the form of a lotus flower. Name any other location of an existing Bahá'í House of Worship.

10 points: Frankfurt (Langenhain-Hofheim), Germany; Tiapapata, Samoa; Kampala, Uganda; Panama City, Panama

5points: Wilmette, Illinois, USA (6), Sydney (Ingleside), Australia (3)

Not mentioned: None!

5. "Lotus Land" is a common nickname for the city of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Name any famous person from the field of music or films who was born in Vancouver.

10 points: Wayne Robson, Ian Hughes, Robert Ito, Jason Priestley, Victoria Hopper, David Takayoshi Suzuki, Devin Townsend

5points: James Doohan (2), Katharine Isabelle (2), Hayden Christensen (2)

Not mentioned: Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, Michael Buble, Diana Krall and others

Scores:
The top spot is unusually crowded this time with Szabs, Howie, Nakarinna, Mugaboo, Srini all with 40 points
35 points: Gatsby, Taesma, Bethfay
30 points: Cinnam0n, Jar, Cae, Brandz, Denni


Thank you to everyone for playing and congratulations to all the 5 winners. I'm taking a break from hosting these rounds but hope to continue playing as many as I can.
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#389597 - Tue Oct 30 2007 06:48 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds
cinnam0n Offline
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Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Round 27 will be open for about 4 hours more -

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#389598 - Tue Oct 30 2007 12:32 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds
cinnam0n Offline
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Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Round 27 is now closed - results soon!

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#389599 - Tue Oct 30 2007 01:15 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds
cinnam0n Offline
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Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Round 27 Results


1. Name one of the 17 species of penguin.

For 10 points - Macaroni, Galapagos, Magellenic, Gentoo, Snares, Little (Blue), Yellow-eyed, Fiordland

5 points - Humboldt (2)

2. The Penguin Group is a well-known international publishing company. From their US site, please give me a book on their list of current fiction bestsellers.

For 10 points - Pontoon, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Dark of the Moon, Innocent in Death, The Pillars of the Earth, Shoot Him if He Runs, Dark Celebration

5 points - Fatal Revenant (3)

There were 20 named on the page.

3. The Pittsburgh Penguins are my local NHL team! Name any player on the 2007-2008 roster.

For 10 points - Darryl Sydor, Georges Laraque, Erik Christensen, Jordan Staal

5 points - Gary Roberts (2), Evgeni Malkin (2), Dany Sabourin (2)

There are 23 active players, including Sidney Crosby and Marc-Andre Fleury.

4. The Penguin Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida is a lovely place. Name any amenity listed on their website under Penguin Hotel Deluxe Room Features.

For 10 points - clock, full bath, Hair dryer, twin beds, lighting, Czechoslovakian crystal chandelier, flat screen TV, phone

5 points - nightstand (2)

A few people commented on the fact that the website mentioned lighting, a phone, and a nightstand - let's hope their standard rooms also included these and they are not just "deluxe" items!

5. The Penguin Gift Shop is an online store where one can buy all things penguin! Name any one of the puzzles they offer for sale.

For 10 points - 100-piece Emperor Penguin Puzzle, Happy Feet Penguin Puzzle, 500-piece Emperor Penguin Puzzle, Stacker the Penguin Puzzle, Glow in the Dark Penguin Puzzle

5 points - Tai Chi Penguins Puzzle (3), Match of the Penguins Card Game (2)

Scores

It was a close round, but srini pulled away from the pack with a perfect score of 50!
In a photo-finish second place, cae_16682, nakarinna, Gatsby, and bethfay.
With 40 points - Mugaboo
35 points - Jar, szabs, brandz, and Howie.

Thanks to the 10 players, and congratulations to srini!

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#389600 - Tue Oct 30 2007 01:53 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Round 26 ~ Friday
"Taster's Choice"
12 Fantastic Participants !

(*1*) Every three years the Swiss have 'Eidgenössische' tournaments, the winner given the title of "Schwingerkönig" (or, in English, "The King of Schwinger" - which rather sounds like a nick for a 40's Big Band leader, doesn't it ?). Tell me the name of one of those winners from the 20th Century, OK?

For 10 Points:
Walter Floch, Eugen Holzherr and Jörg Abderhalden.
For 5 Points:
Willy Lardon (3), Karl Meli (2), Adrian Käser (2) and Arnold Ehrensberger (2).

There are/were a total of 17 of these fellows.

(*2*) Kindly tell me a live stage show (nothing 'broadcast' and no conventions - only plays or revues, etc.) in which Anthony Head has appeared in the 21st Century.

For 10 Points:
Clare Teal Concert, "The Rocky Horror" Tribute Show, "Little Britain Live", "The Pirates of Penzance" and "The Cream of British Comedy" - hosted by Alan Partridge.
For 5 Points:
"Otherwise Engaged" (4) and "Peter Pan" (3).

Mr. Head was also in "Children's Party at the Palace" and Jamie Cullum's "Live at the Rec".

(*3*) The film was shot in Lódz, the second largest city in Poland and known (and not happily remembered) for its "ghetto" there during Nazi occupation. Please give me a street name in that sizable Lódz Ghetto back then whose Polish name begins/began with a 'Z' , OK? No German street names, please.

For 10 Points:
Zydowska, Zytnia, Zoffi and Zrodlowa.
For 5 Points:
Zagajnikowa (4), Zbozowa (2) and Zgierska (2).

The other streets? Zawisza Czarny, Zielna, Zabia and Zurawia.

(*4*) Have a look over there and tell me one of the seven colors T-shirts are available in with the Taster's Choice band [logo] on it (the colors are in Italian, so your answers should be, too).

For 10 Points:
Nero/(black) and Rosso/(red).
For 5 Points:
Grigio/(gray) (3), Giallo/(yellow) (3), Verde/(green) (2) and Bianco/(white) (2).

The only color not chosen today was Blu....

(*5*) Anyway, aside from "The Choice", would you tell me another book's title from the "Daughters of the Moon" series, please? Note: Whether or not the book has been released yet is not important; if it has a working title, it will be counted as a correct answer.

For 10 Points:
"The Final Eclipse", "The Becoming", "The Talisman", "Night Shade", "Possession" and "Goddess of the Night".
For 5 Points:
"The Prophecy" (2), "The Secret Scroll" (2) and "The Lost One" (2).

The other three titles are: "Into the Cold Fire", "The Sacrifice" & "Moon Demon".

So ... how about a look at THE RESULTS ? ...

szabs .... 40 Points! ~ Bravo !
brandz_mygirl, cinnamOn, Howie72, Jar, Mugaboo, srini701, Taesma .... 35 Points!
bethfay, cae_16682, nakarinna .... 30 Points!
denni19 .... 25 Points!

As seems to be the norm, the winner didn't emerge until right at the very end of the race! Very well-played and evenly matched contest indeed - thank you all for joining in. I'm happy to award szabs a point on the monthly scoreboard; excellent job !
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#389601 - Thu Nov 01 2007 08:38 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Considering that the site was down for a considerable time Wednesday, Round 29 will be open for an additional twelve hours. Starting now .

Did I miss Round 31, by the way? - I'm half blind, I realize, but I didn't catch it. Just wondering....
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#389602 - Thu Nov 01 2007 08:50 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
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Round 29 ~ Monday
"Oscar Buzz"
10 exceptional participants !

*1* While diplomatically avoiding any commentary as to the organization itself, I shall ask you to tell me a Director of Intelligence (the position later called Director of the CIA) from 1989 until the present, please!

For 10 Points:
William Hedgcock Webster (1987-1991), John Mark Deutch (1995-1996), George John Tenet (1997-2004), John Edward McLaughlin (2004). Michael Vincent Hayden (2006-Present).
For 5 Points:
Robert Michael Gates (1991-1993) (3), Robert James Woolsey Jr. (1993-1995) (2).

The only one not mentioned there was Porter Johnston Goss (2004-2006)!

*2* Ellen Page has gained much attention already from other work, much of it on TV. Kindly tell me ANY award that she's either won OR been nominated for (and please be specific about the year, project and which prize, OK?)

For 10 Points:
End-Of-Year Award/Austin Film Critics, 2007; Won - Best Actress for "Hard Candy", Empire Readers Awards, 2007; Nominated - Best Female Newcomer for "Hard Candy", ACTRA Maritimes Award, 2003; Won - Outstanding Performance ~ Female for "Marion Bridge".
For 5 Points:
Genie Award, 2005; Nominated - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for "Wilby Wonderful" (3), Gemini Award, 2005; Won - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series for "ReGenesis" [Episode: "Black Out"] (2), Gemini Award, 2000; Nominated - Best Performance in a Childrens' or Youth Program Series for "Pit Pony" (2).

Quite a few more of these to pick from - she's won, so far, 15 major awards/nominations.

*3* Late in life, he wrote a collection of books that, as a set, he called "World's End" (or the Lanny Budd series). Could you tell me one of the eleven novels that comprise "World's End", by Upton Sinclair, please?

For 10 Points:
The Presidential Agent; O Shephard, Speak; One Clear Call; A World to Win; The Return of Lanny Budd; Dragon Harvest; Between Two Worlds; Wide is the Gate.
For Five Points:
World's End (2)

Nicely impressive ! Only two titles were overlooked: Dragon's Teeth & A Presidential Mission.

*4* This time, please tell me one of the 13 movies that DID win an official prize (any jury) at the 64th 'la Biennale di Venezia' - or the Venice Film Festival. It doesn't matter if the title is in English or otherwise ~ any version of a title will be considered the same title.

For 10 Points:
None this time ....
For 5 Points:
La Zona, Spain - Luigi de Laurentis Award (2); It's A Free World, UK - Best Screenplay (2); I'm Not There, USA - Cate Blanchett, Best Actress (2); Se, Jei / Lust,Caution, China - Best Picture (2); Redacted, USA - Brian de Palma, Best Director (2).

Poor Brad Pitt never gets mentioned much in the same breath as "awards", it seems. We even skipped him here - and he was actually named Best Actor at Venice. For The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. You folks chose all of the other major winners from the festival, however.

*5* Seeing as how I want to ask no questions about heroin, dead military personnel or soulless human beings on the loose, let's keep it simple. Tell me a famous person, living or dead, with the surname "Washington"...

For 10 Points:
Dinah Washington (Rhythm & Blues singer), Tyree Washington (400m runner), Ronald Washington (baseball player/manager), Craig A. Washington (former US Congressman), Ned Washington (lyricist; notably "When You Wish Upon A Star"), Harold Washington (Chicago Mayor).
For 5 Points:
Isaiah Washington (actor) (2), Booker T. Washington (educator) (2).

Countless others, of course...

The Results!

brandz_mygirl, denni19 .... 45 Points! *Terrific job *
cae_16682, cinnamOn, Howie72, Mugaboo, nakarinna, szabs .... 35 Points!
Jar, srini701 .... 30 Points!

Yay! Everybody kind of landed in a big commendable 'bunch' there, but two players seemed stuck near the top of the scoreboard from the beginning. Congratulations (and a monthly point) go to brandz_mygirl and denni19 this time! But I hasten to say that you all did a fantastic job!
May a happy November weekend find each one of you ~ and thanks very much for joining in!


Edited by Gatsby722 (Thu Nov 01 2007 08:55 PM)
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#389603 - Fri Nov 02 2007 01:15 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Fri Jun 08 2007
Posts: 5759
Loc: India
A very late round for October 31

This time around, let us close October by welcoming in... NOVEMBER

1. November is the 11th month in the Gregorian Calendar and the ninth month in the Roman Calendar. It is called by various other names in different cultures. From HERE give me one of the other names of November

2. Aspiring writers all over the world have a golden opportunnity to showcase their writing during the NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month in November. NaNoWriMo is an online creative writing competition in which writers attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in a single month. The events are launched usually on Halloween Night and go on upto November 25th, from when the writers start submitting their works. From the official site, give me one of the questions listed on the FAQs page.

3. During this month, a charity event known as Mo-vember is held primarily in Australia and New Zealand - which involves the growing of moustaches The event kicks off on October 31st with participants shaving off the complete moustache region and then growing the moustache through the entire month of November. The official site of Movember has an interesting list of famous people who maintained their Mo in their Hall of Fame and those that put a razor to their Mo in the Hall of Shame. Head over to the Hall of Shame and give me one of the blacklisted members categorized under "Quitters" or "The Lincoln Look"

4. November stands for the letter "N" in the NATO Phonetic Alphabet, which is a widespread phonetic alphabet used by most national and international organizations and is part of The International Code of Signals. The LAPD phonetic alphabet uses words that vary from the NATO alphabet and is used by the LAPD and other law enforcement and emergency service agencies throughout the United States. Give me one of the NATO phonetic alphabet words and the corresponding LAPD phonetic alphabet word.

5. November is the title of a psychological thriller which stars former Freinds star Courteney Cox Arquette as a photographer who witnesses a traumatic incident involving her boyfriend. The movie was first screened at the Sundance Film Festival, 2004 and won the Excellence in Cinematography Award. Give me the name of one of the other Dramatic Films which were nominated for the Grand Jury Prize along with November during the Sundance Film Festival, 2004


This Round will close on Tuesay, 6th November, FT Time.

Have a wonderful weekend and feel free to PM me if you have any queries or doubts.
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#389604 - Sat Nov 03 2007 12:06 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
Round 30 is now closed. The results are in the making and will be posted later today.
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#389605 - Sat Nov 03 2007 03:21 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
RESULTS for ROUND 30

9 players were interested in trying the socks at the end of October .
Thank you all for playing!

The five questions, in shortened form, were:

1 - From The Joy of Socks official website please have your pick in the "Food & Drink" section.

10 points: Red Wine Socks, Coffee Connection Socks, Olives Socks, Coffee Shop Socks

5 points: Martinis In A Row Socks [2], Autumn Apples Socks [3]


2 - Visit THIS PAGE and give me the name of another famous real cat listed in the table of contents.

10 points: Barley, Trim, Kiddo, Dewey Readmore Books, Simon of HMS Amethyst, Sybil, Colin's

5 points: Mrs Chippy [2]


3 - Please name any of the SOCKS (Internet protocol) clients listed on Wikipedia.

10 points: HTTP-Tunnel, ProxyCap, Proxychains, Socat, Dante client, Proxifier, Dsocks

5 points: Pingfu Iris [2]


4 - Please give me one of the 11 titles that can be found in SOX (The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002).

10 points: Title I - Public Company Accounting Oversight Board , Title V - Analyst Conflicts of Interest, Title VI - Commission Resources and Authority, Title IX - White Collar Crime Penalty Enhancement, Title XI - Corporate Fraud Accountability

5 points: Title II - Auditors Independence [2], Title VIII - Corporate and Criminal Fraud Accountability [2]


5 - Would you be so kind as to come up with the title of a 1936 animation film featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit?

10 points: "Gopher Trouble", "Slumberland Express", "Beachcombers", "Soft Ball Game", "Alaska Sweepstakes", "Puppet Show"

5 points: "Music Hath Charms" [3]


And the results for Round 30 are:

50 points: Cinnam0n

45 points: Mugaboo, Nakarinna, Zorba

40 points: Cae, Gatsby, Szabs

35 points: Brandz

30 points: Howie


Well done all, you’ve done a great job zigzagging between cats, movies, federal securities laws, socks’ prints and some sort of protocol .

One monthly point goes to Cinnam0n for her perfect score - Congratulations !

Edited to correct a few misspellings .


Edited by denni19 (Sat Nov 03 2007 03:23 PM)
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#389606 - Mon Nov 05 2007 11:38 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Fri Jun 08 2007
Posts: 5759
Loc: India
Round 31 is now closed. Results will be along shortly.
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