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#395065 - Fri Nov 30 2007 12:13 PM Re: November Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Round 26
"No Country for Old Men"
Eight enlightened and engaging participants this time !

Please tell me one of the words that appears in the film's other two-sentence tagline!

"One discovery can change your life. One mistake can destroy it."

For 10 Points:
Life, Destroy
For 5 points:
One (2), Can (2), Change (2)

In the completely unlikely event of Cormac McCarthy planning to return to U of Tennessee for the Spring 2008 term, what might be a course he would take in the 'Department of English Academic Program, Curriculum of Undergraduate Studies' - Course Numbers 300 - 400 ONLY?

For 10 Points:
331 Race and Ethnicity in American Literature: "Native American Literatures"; 332 Women in American Literature; 335 African American Slave Narrative Traditions; 360 Technical and Professional Writing; 363 Poetry Writing; 372 The Structure of Modern English
For 5 Points:
355 Rhetoric and Writing (2)

Seven other courses from which to choose, including 'Writing Drama and the Screenplay', 'British Culture: 1660 - Present', 'Film and American Culture', etc.

Have a look at Carter Burwell's website, if you would, and tell me a project he can have been heard on that is categorized as Theater & Spoken Word (no feature film or dance work, please).

For 10 Points:
The Myth Project, Widows, The Celestial Alphabet Event, The "Sometime" Bishop of Polynesia, The 14th Ward
For 5 Points:
Junky (3)

The rest were "Theater of the New Ear", "Cara Lucia", "Increase", "Mother Courage", "Pantomime", "Three Confessions" and "Mother".

The poem was published in a 1928 collection called "The Tower". Might you tell this "old man in the country" [ahem] another poem by Mr. Yeats that can be found in that book?

For 10 Points:
A Man Young and Old, Fragments, Colonus' Praise, Leda and the Swan
For 5 Points:
Among School Children (2), A Prayer For My Son (2)

A grand total of nineteen poems were presented in "The Tower" and I'll let you read it if you're curious about those left unmentioned. I remember it as a fine collection - easily worth the time !

To close this time, please tell me (aside from their new "No Country for Old Men") a feature film directed, or written by, or produced by (or something) the extremely talented Coen Brothers. And that'll wrap it up for today....

For 10 Points:
Raising Arizona, 1987; Miller's Crossing, 1990; The Big Lebowski, 1998; The Man Who Wasn't There, 2001; Intolerable Cruelty, 2003; Romance and Cigarettes (as producers only), 2006
For 5 Points:
O Brother, Where Art Thou?, 2000 (2)

So far, in terms of just the brothers' 'directing' efforts, their resumé also includes Blood Simple, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, Fargo, The Ladykillers and Paris, je táime.

And here are THE RESULTS ~ on this blustery late November day, brought to you 'live' from frostbitten Ohio...

bethfay, zorba_scank ... Excellent ! ... 45 Points!
brandz_mygirl, cae_16682, Mugaboo, nakarinna, srini701 .... 40 Points!
denni19 .... 25 Points!

The last answers in set up the ultimate winners on that one (hearty congratulations to bethfay and zorba_scank, who managed to make the summit their very own, knocking off a few others who were up there with them for a while ). And *gosh* - it looks like everybody found a way to copy all of Miss denni19's answers . So, it only seems fair that the two winners get the monthly points on the scoreboard [yay, you two!] and Denni gets a consolation 'snowclone'. Um, hopefully she will then tell us what one is. I looked it up, several of you sent links but, sigh, I still don't think I am smarter about that particular situation/terminology than I was a week ago...
Thanks, all, for joining in! And I'll see you next month!


Edited by Gatsby722 (Sun Dec 02 2007 04:36 AM)
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#395066 - Fri Nov 30 2007 01:30 PM Re: November Trivia Rounds
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Oh, my ! Thank you for the surprise consolation prize.

From what I've been reading so far, I gather a "snowclone" has to do with cliches, journalism, new words for old phrases or something very close to that.

Sounds too complicated and smart for the likes of me, so may I please have a snow cone instead? Blue Raspberry would do just fine, thank you .
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#395067 - Sat Dec 01 2007 06:35 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
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Loc: Singapore
Hello everyone, *waves vigourously to attract attention*, just a reminder that Round 27 will be closing in...er, *using fingers to count* just under 18 hours. It would be nice to have some more entries...

A blue raspberry snow cone sounds about right just now (it's a muggy evening). We've got a variation of it locally, called ice-kachang or ice-mountain.
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#395068 - Sun Dec 02 2007 01:02 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
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Loc: India
I've decided to keep Round 28 open for 18 more hours. Any last minute entries can be submitted now
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#395069 - Sun Dec 02 2007 03:04 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
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Oops, this notice is a few hours late. I had a nap ('tis Sunday p.m. here).

Round 27 is now closed. Results will be released as soon as I can get it typed out.
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#395070 - Sun Dec 02 2007 04:20 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
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Round 27 – November answers

Thank you to all 7 marvellous players! I think a lot of people are busy with end-of-year rush of work or on holidays (I know Cinnamon has a new grandbaby ).


1) “Boston Legal” is a spin-off from “The Practice” and the characters “Alan Shore” and “Denny Crane” appeared in the last season episodes from “The Practice”. Both shows were created by the talented David E. Kelley. Mr. Kelley has been married to Michelle Pfieffer since 1993. Ms. Pfeiffer starred in the 1982 sequel to the movie “Grease”. Please give me the name of any song from that sequel.

For Ten Points: Prowlin’, Who’s That Guy?, We’ll Be Together, Girl For All Seasons, Cool Rider, (Love Will) Turn Back the Hands of Time, Reproduction

Ten Points All!

Not mentioned: 6 more songs. Back to School Again, Score Tonight, Brad, Do It For Our Country, Charades, Rock-a-Hula Luau, Our Day Will Come, Rebel Walk. (Last two songs are listed on imdb)


2) The gun-toting, gun-loving, egoistic (“My name’s on the door”), womanizing “Denny Crane” is portrayed (excellently, in my opinion) by William Shatner. While researching a little into Mr. Shatner’s past I discovered that he’s a vegetarian. This site has a long list of famous vegetarians (though it seems to be missing Heather Mills’ name). Please give me any name from the smaller list of “Sometimes rumoured to be vegetarian but we are not yet fully convinced...”.

For Ten Points: Michael Stipe

For Five Points: Elvis Costello (2), Peter Tork (2), Reese Witherspoon (2)

Not mentioned: There are 37 more names to choose from! I expected everyone to score the full ten points for this question rather than question 1.


3) I watched an interview of James Spader (“Alan Shore” on “Boston Legal”) by Jay Leno where Mr. Spader talked about his bad eyesight. If I remembered correctly, he mentioned that he does not wear contacts (or cannot wear contacts?) when taping “Boston Legal” and therefore he cannot see his fellow actors clearly. (After I watched this, I did sort of notice that his character’s eyes seemed to appear slightly unfocused on the show or maybe it’s just my imagination). A Snellen chart is an eye-chart used by eye-care specialists to test the eyes. Please give me any of the alphabets/letters appearing on the first 8 lines of the chart.

For Ten Points: F, D, O, Z, C

For Five Points: T (2)

Not mentioned: E, P, L


4) Candice Bergen (“Shirley Schmidt” on “Boston Legal”. Her name is also on the door) starred in one of my favourite shows “Murphy Brown”. “Murphy Brown” ran for 10 seasons and throughout the series, Murphy was plagued by incompetent, and usually downright strange secretaries. She did have some really good secretaries but they never stayed. I believe she ran through a total of 93 secretaries in total. Could you please give me the name of any actor/actress who played one of Murphy’s secretaries in Season 10 of “Murphy Brown”.I couldn’t find one site that listed all those who played the secretaries for Season 10 but you can find some of the names over various sites.

For Ten Points: Laura Kightlinger, Sonya Eddy, Rosie O’Donnell

For Five Points: Cecily Adams (2), Julie Brown (2)

Not mentioned: Bette Midler, Don Rickles, Sally Field, Paul Reubens, John F. Kennedy Jr.,


5) “Paul Lewiston” is a partner of Denny and Shirley (but his name is not on the door ). The actor Rene Auberjonois plays Paul. Mr. Auberjonois comes from a very interesting family, from both parents’ sides. He also has had a long and varied career on the stage, in television and in movies. He won a Tony award for his role in a musical. Please name me another person who won a Tony award the same year Mr. Auberjonois did. Just the person’s name will do.

For Ten Points: Jo Mielziner, Lauren Bacall, Ron Field

For Five Points: Tammy Grimes (2), Blythe Danner (2)

Not mentioned: Fritz Weaver, Ken Howard, Cleavon Little, Melba Moore, Joseph Hardy, Cecil Beaton, Noel Coward, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, Barbra Streisand. (1970 Tony Awards)



Results!

Top Place:
45 points: Nakarinna – Well done! One point to the winner.

Other results:
40 points: Mugaboo, Zorba & Srini

35 points: Denni, Gatsby & Szabs
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#395071 - Sun Dec 02 2007 06:55 PM Re: November Trivia Rounds
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Loc: India
Round 28 is now closed. Results in a few.
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#395072 - Sun Dec 02 2007 08:48 PM Re: November Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Fri Jun 08 2007
Posts: 5759
Loc: India
ROUND 28 - Wednesday, November 28 - PUZZLES

7 fantabulous players

1. One of the basic methods I encountered while doing puzzles are cipher texts of different kinds.From HERE give me the name of one of the items listed under Codes and Ciphers

For 10 points: Enigma Decoder, Morse Code,Pigpen Cipher, Rail Fence Cipher, Code39 (Barcode), Dancing Man Code, Caesar Box Cipher 10 POINTS ALL !

For 5 points: None

Not mentioned: Atbash Cipher (Roman Alphabet), Autokey Cipher, Baconian Cipher, Bifid Cipher and others


2. While solving puzzles, one of the decryptions involved are those of the Braille and Morse Code. Speaking of Braille, the Official Site of the Royal National Institute For The Blind lists various Eye conditions. Give me the name of one of them listed under other eye conditions

For 10 points: Squints in childhood, High Degree Myopia, Corneal Transplantation, Retinal vessel occlusion, Macular Hole, Stargardt’s macular dystrophy, Retinopathy of prematurity 10 POINTS ALL !

For 5 points: None

Not mentioned: Thyroid eye disease, Aniridia, Best’s disease, Laser surgery following cataract operations, Coat’s disease and others

3. My favourites are type of puzzles that involve pictures, where we have to take the images into a photo-editing program and find hidden messages or clues in them. I use Adobe Photoshop for these kind of puzzles. Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphic editor. Give me the name of a commercial raster graphics editor

For 10 points: Naked light, Alias Sketchbook, Microsoft Paint, Project Dogwaffle, Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo, Manga Studio, Corel Photo-Paint 10 POINTS ALL !

For 5 points: None

Not mentioned: Ability Photopaint, ACD Canvas, Adobe Fireworks and others

4. We cannot have a puzzle themed quiz and not mention Jigsaw Puzzles And with Christmas around the corner, I spent a little time doing some Christmas themed puzzles. From here give me one of the puzzles listed. Remember there's a page 2 as well

For 10 points: Holiday room, Bronze Balls, Holly Cube, Christmas lights, Green Baubles

For 5 points: Christmas Carolers (2)

Not mentioned: Wrapped Christmas presents, Three Snowmen, Portrait of Santa Claus and others

5. The Monkey Puzzle is a studio album by the Australian grup The Saints. Give me the name of one of their other studio albums.

For 10 points: Everybody Knows the Monkey, Imperious Delirium, I Thought This Was Love, But This Ain't Casablanca,

For 5 points: Prehistoric Sounds (2), All Fools Day (2)

Not mentioned: (I'm) Stranded, Eternally Yours, Prodigal Son, Howling and others

Since the month of December is upon us, forum activity has been decreased - but all the same, this round still managed to get 7 awesome players. Also this round only sees first runner-ups, with everyone (except one) sharing the second spot.

And the results are:

With 50 Points!: Zorba Congratulations!
With 45 Points: Nakarinna, Mugaboo, Srini, Gatsby, Brandz and Denni


A monthly point goes to Zorba for her perfect score. Well played, everyone!

See you all next week!


Edited by cae_16682 (Sun Dec 02 2007 08:49 PM)
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#395073 - Mon Dec 03 2007 06:25 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
srini701 Offline
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Plenty of room for entries for Round 29....I will leave it open for 24 hours more (and then take a call)....anybody else interested?
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#395074 - Tue Dec 04 2007 02:46 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
srini701 Offline
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While I'm waiting for a clarification, the missing ones still have a chance to sneak in their answers and upset the leaderboard ....any takers?
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#395075 - Tue Dec 04 2007 12:36 PM Re: November Trivia Rounds
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Loc: Bucharest Romania
Well...it's past noon FT time so Round 30 is now closed.
I'm working on the results and they'll be posted as soon as I'm done with them .
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#395076 - Tue Dec 04 2007 02:52 PM Re: November Trivia Rounds
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Loc: Bucharest Romania
Results for ROUND 30

There were 7 fantastic players for this ‘end of the month’ round. Thank you, thank you, thank you !


1 - From HERE ---> Give me one of the 12 nominated buildings that appear in those photos.

10 points: Ramoji Film City, Silparamam, Mecca Masjid

5 points: Qutub Shahi Tombs [2], Golkonda Fort [2]

Not mentioned: Birla Mandir, Charminar, HITECH City, Hussain Sagar, Osmania Arts College, Paigah Tombs, Salarjung Museum

2 - From HERE ---> Pick your favorite Dessert from the Coffee shop menu.

10 points: Chocolate and Chestnut Cake, Home made fruit scones served with strawberry jam & butter, Belgian chocolate puddle cake served with chocolate sauce and cream, Homemade pancakes with apple and cinnamon, Belgian Chocolate Fondue

5 points: Homemade pancakes with chocolate sauce and ice cream [2]

Not mentioned: Homemade New York Style Vanilla Cheesecake, Homemade carrot cake, Shortbread dipped in Belgian chocolate and a few more.

3 - From HERE ---> Choose one of the blue numbered locations on the Reference Map.

10 points: Albatross Observatory, Lighthouse, Albatross Centre, Albatross Nests, Seals

5 points: Spotted Shags [2]

Not mentioned: Disappearing Gun, Pilots Beach Picnic Area, Stewart Island Shag Colony

4 - From HERE ---> Pick the Fine Art Poster Card you'd like to have.

10 points: Born to be Wild, Top Hat Boop, Sunbathing Boop

5 points: Hooray for Hollywood [2], A Boop and Her Puppy [2]

Not mentioned: 14 other poster cards

5 - From HERE ---> Give me your favorite girl's name, from the ones listed on the first 3 pages.

10 points ALL : Crystal, Charlotte, Brandi, Jamie, Alba, Jackie, Erica


The results for Round 30 are:

50 points: Srini ---> A very good job, congratulations !

45 points: Brandz, Nakarinna

40 points: Gatsby, Mugaboo

35 points: Szabs, Zorba

One of our distinguished gentlemen, Srini, managed to be a tad more unique in his picks and so he grabs the last point for the month of November.
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#395077 - Wed Dec 05 2007 12:03 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
srini701 Offline
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Round 29 Results

7 players for the round. Thanks to all who played I sincerely hope you liked the round! Here are the results:

1. Name any song from the film Aashiqui.
For 10 points: Ab Tere Bin Jee Lenge Hum, Bas Ek Sanam Chaahiye, Jaane Jigar Janeman

For 5 points: Dheere Dheere Se Meri Zindagi Mein Aana (2), Main Duniya Bhula Doonga (2)

Not mentioned: Nazar Ke Samne Jigar Ke Paas, Mera Dil Tere Liye Dhadakta Hai, Tu Meri Zindagi Hai, Dil Ka Alaam Main Kya Bataoon Tujhe

2. Name any film (and the year) for which Shankar-Jaikishan won the Filmfare award for best music.

For 10 points: Mera Naam Joker (1971); - Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960); Pehchan (1970)

For 5 points: Suraj (1966)- 2; Chori Chori (1956) - 2

Not mentioned: 1959 - Anari; 1962 - Professor; 1968 - Brahmchari; 1972 - Beimaan

3. Name one of the singers LP (as the pair was known) gave a break to.

For 10 points: Shabbir Kumar, Anuradha Podwal, Vinod Rathod

For 5 points: Sukhwinder Singh (2), Kavita Krishnamurthy (2)

Not mentioned: Shailender Singh, Mohammed Aziz, Suresh Wadkar and Roop Kumar Rathod

4. Name a song that Anand-Milind copied (I am NOT looking for the original).

For 10 points: Choti si duniya; Dil mein kuch; Title song of Khullam khulla pyar karenge

For 5 points: Gazab ka hai din (2); Khambe jaise (2);

Not mentioned: Jeena pyaar se; O Jaane jaaana; Baaraana de; Mujhe neend na aaye; Akele Hain; Shava yeh nakhra; Tere dil ne; Bin tere kuch


5. Name any album/film that Jatin-Lalit gave music to after the year 2000.

For 10 points: Rok Sako To Rok Lo (2004); Chalte Chalte (2003); Sab Kuch Hai Par Kuch Bhi Kahin (2004); Fanaa (2006); Aap Jaisa Koi Nahin (2005); Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001); Aur Phir Ek Din (2004);

10 points to all!

And the final scores:

Denni, Szabs and Nakarinna all walk away with a point for the round, scoring 45 points !

Gatsby, zorba_scank and Brandz_mygirl in the middle with 35 points .

Mugaboo closed on 30 points .

Congrats to the 3 winners for picking up the penultimate point for November

Hoping to see you all for my next round again!
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#395078 - Fri Dec 07 2007 04:22 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
Howie72 Offline
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Loc: Timaru NZ
Ooooops, I have just realised that round 23 is still open....

It is too late to close it tonight so I will do this tomorrow.

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#395079 - Tue Dec 11 2007 06:03 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
Howie72 Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
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Round 23 saw 11 exciting players sending answers in:

This time we will peruse Time Magazine's "The Most Important People of the 20th Century" list. The 100 people in this list are divided into 5 categories.

1) Please give me the name of someone from the "Leaders & Revolutionaries" list.
10 Points: David Ben-Gurion, Mohandas Gandhi, Adolf Hitler, Martin Luther King, V.I. Lenin, Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lech Walesa
5 Points: Margaret Thatcher (2)
Not Mentioned: Ho Chi Minh, Winston Churchill, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini, Nelson Mandela, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, Unknown Rebel, Margaret Sanger, Mao Zedong

2) Please give me the name of someone from the "Artists & Entertainers" list.
10 Points: T.S. Eliot, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Frank Sinatra
5 Points: Louis Armstrong (2), Aretha Franklin (2), Martha Graham (2), Jim Henson (2)
Not Mentioned: Lucille Ball, The Beatles, Marlon Brando, Coco Chanel, Charlie Chaplin, Le Corbusier, Bob Dylan, James Joyce, Pablo Picasso, Bart Simpson, Steven Spielberg, Igor Stravinsky, Oprah Winfrey

3) Please give me the name of someone from the "Scientists & Thinkers" list.
10 Points: Rachel Carson, Francis Crick & James Watson, Philo Farnsworth, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, Jonas Salk, William Shockley, Alan Turing, Wilbur & Orville Wright
5 Points: Alexander Fleming (2)
Not Mentioned: Leo Baekeland, Tim Berners-Lee, Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, Robert Goddard, Kurt Gödel, Edwin Hubble, John Maynard Keynes, Louis, Mary & Richard Leakey, Ludwig Wittgenstein

4) Please give me the name of someone from the "Heroes & Icons" list.
10 Points: Diana - Princess of Wales, Billy Graham, The Kennedys, Charles Lindbergh, Harvey Milk, Mother Teresa, Emmeline Pankhurst, Pele, Bill Wilson
5 Points: Che Guevara (2)
Not Mentioned: Muhammad Ali, The American G.I., Anne Frank, E. Hillary & T. Norgay, Helen Keller, Bruce Lee, Marilyn Monroe, Rosa Parks, Andrei Sakharov, Jackie Robinson

5) Please give me the name of someone from the "Builders & Titans list.

10 Points: Stephen Bechtel, Bill Gates, Charles Merrill, Juan Trippe
5 Points: Walt Disney (2), Estee Lauder (3), David Sarnoff (2)
Not Mentioned: Leo Burnett, Willis Carrier, Henry Ford, Amadeo Giannini, Ray Kroc, William Levitt, Lucky Luciano, Louis B. Mayer, Akio Morita, Walter Reuther, Pete Rozelle, Sam Walton, Thomas Watson, Jr.

No observations today.

Now for the results:

50 points - Srini
45 points - Bethfay and Brandz_mygirl
40 points - Zorba, Mugaboo, Gatsby, Nakarinna, Lizard_wizard, and Szabs
35 points - Cae16682
30 points - Denni

Thank you to everyone who played and well done to Srini who all collects a November point with a perfect round.

I will hopefully see you all here again next time which I happened to have posted a couple of days ago.

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