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#494690 - Mon Sep 28 2009 11:37 AM Re: September Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Wednesday 23rd September results!
Q1 A film beginning with Q
FOR TEN POINTS:
Quick Before It Melts (1965), Quid Pro Quo, Quick Millions (1931), Quiet Kill (2004), Queen of Hearts (1989), Quo Vadis, Baby?,
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Ten points to all

Q2 A song title beginning with Q
FOR TEN POINTS:
Quarter To Three – (Gary "U.S." Bonds), Quickly(John Legend featuring Brandy), Queen of the Silver Dollar (Dr. Hook), "Quitter" by Eminem, . Quando, Quando, Quando (Englebert Humperdinck), Quiet Houses (Fleet Foxes),
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Ten points to all
NOT MENTIONED:
Que sera sera and more

Q3 A book title beginning with Q
FOR TEN POINTS:
Quentins (Maeve Binchy), Q and A by Vikas Swarup, Question Quest (Piers Anthony), "Queer Fish in God's Waiting Room" by Lee Henshaw, Queen of the Damned (Anne Rice), Queen of Broken Hearts (Cassandra King),
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Ten points to all

Q4 An eight letter word beginning with Q
FOR TEN POINTS:
Quadriga, Quadrant, Quarries, Quotably, Quintile, Quillion,
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Ten points to all
NOT MENTIONED:
Quarters and more

Q5 Something you can eat beginning with Q
FOR TEN POINTS:
Quercy Petit cheese, Quickmelt cheese, Queen of Puddings, Quenelle, Quaker Oats, Queen cake,
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Ten points to all
NOT MENTIONED:
Quince and more

SCORES
Brandz_mygirl – 50
Gatsby – 50
Mugaboo - 50
Maninmidohio – 50
Szabs – 50
Physalius - 50


Well done to all - I couldn't think of a book or a film
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#494691 - Mon Sep 28 2009 12:08 PM Re: September Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
Round 24 (the Thursday one) is now officially closed and results will appear tomorrow.

And I won't be late with them again.
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#494692 - Tue Sep 29 2009 12:41 PM Re: September Trivia Rounds
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Monday September 28 – Quiz

Some bits & a few pieces.

1) There’s a group of restaurants in Singapore with the name “No Signboard Seafood”. When I first heard the name, I told my mum that no restaurant with a name like that could possibly serve anything good. I had to eat my words. Good thing I had some absolutely delicious crabs to help them go down. Please tell me one of their recommended dishes numbered 1 to 10.

2) The Esplanade –or- given its full name, the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, is Singapore’s premier performing arts venue for local and international performances, which was built at a cost of S$600m and officially opened on 12 October 2002. Please tell me one of the venues available for rental at the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Not retail spaces please.

3) The Esplanade is also known locally by another name, “The “Durian”. The nickname was given by locals because of the shape of the building and also because of the aluminium claddings added as sunshades which resembles the thorns of the durian. Anthony Bourdain, writer and chef extraordinaire, has tried the durian and has also apparently expressed a fondness for it. Please tell me any word he said, in the sentence starting with the word “Your”, about the durian. Obviously “your” is now not meant to be a possible answer. Also any hyphenated words are considered as one word. HINT: Try Wikipedia. (The phrasing of the question is awkward. It’s my second go at it. Do PM if you need clarification.)

4) Most working adults, I imagine, would have some experience with trying to stay awake while at work. This site has some pointers on handling the problem. Please give me any one of them. Just list the words in bold, that would be fine.

5) I love the smell of coffee. Love. It. Even if I don’t get to taste the coffee, I almost feel energized just on the smell alone. Please tell me your favourite food (or drink) smells.

I’m quite busy this week especially and almost forgot to post this round. I did forget to return my library books on time and was fined. This round will close on Sunday 4 October at noon FT time. Wishing all of you a most wonderful week.

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#494693 - Tue Sep 29 2009 02:04 PM Re: September Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
ROUND 24Thursday - RESULTS

5 magnificent players for this round. Thank you all for playing along.


1. From ACT [Action by Churches Together] International's official website, please pick a member country from the "Asia & Pacific" list.

10 points: Western Samoa, Philippines, South Korea

5 points: Indonesia [2]

Not mentioned: Bangladesh, China, Cook Islands, India, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tonga


2. Apart from Waco Regional Airport (ACT), please find me an airport in Texas, with a IATA code starting with "A".

10 points ALL: Amarillo (AMA), Abilene Municipal (ABI), Houston Andrau Airpark (AAP), Alpine Casparis (ALE), Marshall, Texas (ASL)


3. Please give me the title of a ONE-ACT play written by Tennessee Williams in the 1950s.

10 points: “Suddenly, Last Summer”, “I Rise in Flame, Cried the Phoenix”, “The Dark Room”

5 points: “A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot” [2]

Not mentioned: "Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen", "The Case of the Crushed Petunias", "Something Unspoken", "And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens"


4. Tharwa Bridge was entered in the ACT [Australian Capital Territory] Heritage Register in 1998. From HERE please choose any other Tharwa entry in the ACT Heritage Register.

10 points: Cuppacumbalong (De Salis) Cemetery and environs, Tharwa General Cemetery, Travelling Stock Route

5 points: Tharwa Primary School [2]

Not mentioned: Tharwa Village Precinct, Cuppacumbalong Homestead, Hong Yong's Grave, St Edmund's Anglican Church


5. Please give me any word (in English) that ends in "ACT".

10 points ALL: Redact, Inexact, Underact, Diffract, Impact


The RESULTS for Round 24 are:

With 45 points: Brandz_mygirl, Szabs, Gatsby and Mugaboo

With 40 points: Maninmidohio


One September point each goes to Brandz, Szabs, Gatsby and Mugaboo – Congratulations!
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#494694 - Tue Sep 29 2009 03:59 PM Re: September Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
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Round 29 ~ Tuesday

Another Round influenced (but not exactly *themed*) by a recent movie I caught on TV. A biopic about a nicely-educated, divorced, young lovely who got "discovered" while innocently strolling the beach at Coney Island some half-a-century ago. Things got (erm) 'provocative' in a hot hurry ....

1. In a nutshell, Bettie Page (1923-2008) was an American model who became famous in the 1950s for fetish modeling and pin-up snapshots. After earning the nickname "Queen of Pinups", over time (and more than a scandal or six) frisky Bettie, her attitude and her look -- including her jet black hair w/ trademark bangs -- had notable influence on the generations that followed her. Whether that was good or bad influence is, I suppose, up to the individual. Hugh Hefner liked her plenty, for what it's worth. He once said: "I think that she was a remarkable lady, an iconic figure in pop culture who influenced sexuality, taste in fashion, someone who had a tremendous impact on our society." She was also one of the first centerfolds in his Playboy magazine, it need be said. A program that highlights celebrities, past and present, featured an episode all about Bettie Page over a decade ago so, clearly, she is NOT a forgotten personality. Please tell me another woman whose name appeared in any (first-run) 1997 episode of E! True Hollywood Story. Note: that'd be Season 1 of the series.

2. OK, then. Seeing as how she's the "Queen" of them, and all? Let's look at some poster girls some two decades after Miss Page made it fashionable to pose in alluring ways on walls spaterred across the world. Over on the Asylum website they offer up an entry called *We Love the '70s -- The Decade's Top 25 Pin-Up Posters*. Have a look, and tell me one of the lovely women who (while keeping all their clothes on, imagine it ?) made the Top Ten on that list.

3. I think I need to get this said straightaway --- even though Bettie Page did the occasional nude photo shoot, she was not a stripper or in any way pornographic. If one dares to make a comparison, she did for "sexual" what Hitchcock did for "terror". The suggestion of it was prevalent, but the depictions were not graphic. In fact, her images seem entirely tame these days. But I'll ask this question, anyway [simply 'cause I found it ...]: Over here one can find out How to Do a Strip Tease for Your Husband (not *Boyfriend* ~ so that makes it perfectly civilized and/or decent, yes?). Anyway, I don't want to know any step needed to DO such a thing as a striptease. I'd just like to know something they tell you over there that one might need to do one. Note: that 'how-to' list was written by someone with the screen name *VintageMama*, for the record.


4. OnTheInside.info is a personality-driven city guide, focusing on NYC. Each week, local celebrities and influencers of modern culture share their favorite spots to eat, drink, shop and relax. The site's contributors include filmmakers, actors, designers, writers, models, artists and musicians. Gretchen Mol (who played *guess who* in the recent movie, and building cult favorite, The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)) was asked by OnTheInside which of the many restaurants in the city ranked as her favorite. She chose Cafe des Artistes. Please tell me a dessert on the menu there ...

5. Page was born on the very same day as prolific American television producer Aaron Spelling (April 22, 1923). This is about all they had in common as time went ~ aside from both being in the entertainment industry, at one time or another, that is. Spelling's TV successes were seemingly endless ("Charlie's Angels", "The Love Boat", Charmed" - just to name a very short few on a very long list) and he grew unthinkably more powerful and rich. Bettie Page, on the other hand, did quite the opposite. As happens to models in any specialty, the career goes away as the years increase. Page slipped into substance abuse, mental illness and pennilessness as she grew older. Very sad . But, back to Spelling ... one of my personal favorite shows of his was "The Mod Squad" that ran from 1968 until 1973. Three "hippie" cops, overseen by one especially "establishment" boss, going undercover week-after-week made for great fun, I thought. To close, kindly tell me the first or last (NOT both) names of a character played by the four leads on TV's "The Mod Squad".

This one'll close up come Sunday evening, OK? Until we meet again, then ...


Edited by Gatsby722 (Wed Sep 30 2009 06:26 AM)
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#494695 - Wed Sep 30 2009 05:38 AM Re: September Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Posts: 14483
Loc: North West of England
Wednesday 30th September rouns
Q1. Something you can have on your toast
Q2. A letter of the alphabet situated on the middle line of a standard type writer/computer. Letters only, no other characters!
Q3. A type of jewellery
Q4. A sport played with a ball
Q5. Something you’d have with a traditional English breakfast
This round closes on Monday!
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#494696 - Sat Oct 03 2009 02:20 AM Re: September Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Posts: 14483
Loc: North West of England
Round 30 is closing in 2 days, and my in-box is a little empty
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#494697 - Sat Oct 03 2009 04:35 PM Re: September Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
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24 hours to go for Round 29 .....
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#494698 - Sun Oct 04 2009 12:29 AM Re: September Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
And about 10 and a half hours to go for Round 28 (closing time is noon Sunday FT time).....

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#494699 - Sun Oct 04 2009 03:29 PM Re: September Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 29 - Tuesday
"Bettie Page"
Five shockingly smart players!

1. Please tell me another woman whose name appeared in any (first-run) 1997 episode of E! True Hollywood Story. Note: that'd be Season 1 of the series.

For 10 Points:
Karen Carpenter, Dominique Dunne, Margaux Hemingway, Princess Stephanie de Monaco, Anna Nicole Smith
For 5 Points:
None!

Natalie Wood, Gilda Radner, Princess Grace, Princess Caroline, Selena and Rebecca Schaeffer had their own episodes, too.

2. Over on the Asylum website they offer up an entry called *We Love the '70s -- The Decade's Top 25 Pin-Up Posters*. Have a look, and tell me one of the lovely women who (while keeping all their clothes on, imagine it ?) made the Top Ten on that list.

For 10 Points:
Lynda Carter, Pam Grier, Lindsay Wagner
For 5 Points:
Erin Gray (2)

The other popular poster girls were Farrah Fawcett, Cheryl Tiegs, Carrie Fisher, Bo Derek, Catherine Bach and Loni Anderson.

3. Over <here> one can find out How to Do a Strip Tease for Your Husband (not *Boyfriend* ~ so that makes it perfectly civilized and/or decent, yes?). Anyway, I don't want to know any step needed to DO such a thing as a striptease. I'd just like to know something they tell you over there that one might need to do one.

For 10 Points:
Lacy bra, Men's tie, Music
For 5 Points:
Fitted skirt with zipper (2)

2 chairs, Killer high heels, Candles, Robe, White button shirt and/or Thong panties might be helpful as well in such an (ahem) adventure.

4. Gretchen Mol chose Cafe des Artistes. Please tell me a dessert on the menu there ...

For 10 Points:
Cassis Sorbet // Crème Brûlée with Vanilla Beans // Hot Fudge Napoleon // Hot Fudge Sundae // Selection of 3 Imported Cheeses, Mixed Nuts & Dry Fruit
For 5 Points:
None!

It turned out that there were several (kinda confusing) sites out there for that one --- so, since essentially everybody could back up their answers with links? All answers accepted .

5. To close, kindly tell me the first or last (NOT both) names of a character played by the four leads on TV's "The Mod Squad".

For 10 Points:
Greer, Linc, Pete
For 5 Points:
Adam (2)

Pete Cochran, Julie Barnes and Linc Hayes were the young cops. Adam Greer was the name of their boss.

The Results!

50 Points! .... Mugaboo and szabs
40 Points! .... brandz_mygirl, denni19 and manimidohio

Well done! Great job everyone! Especially Mugaboo and szabs who got perfect scores AND a September point for the monthly scoreboard.
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#494700 - Mon Oct 05 2009 12:28 PM Re: September Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
I'll try and get Round 28's results posted tomorrow...
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#494701 - Mon Oct 05 2009 03:01 PM Re: September Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14483
Loc: North West of England
Wednesday 30th September results
Q1. Something you can have on your toast
FOR TEN POINTS:
Marmite, Peanut butter, Condensed milk, “I can’t believe it’s not Butter”, Olive oil & tomato,
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Ten points to all!
NOT MENTIONED:
Cheese and more

Q2. A letter of the alphabet situated on the middle line of a standard type writer/computer. Letters only, no other characters!
FOR TEN POINTS:
G, K, J,
FOR FIVE POINTS:
A (2),
NOT MENTIONED:
S and more

Q3. A type of jewellery
FOR TEN POINTS:
Cameo, Brooch, Naval ring,
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Tiara (2),
NOT MENTIONED:
Necklace and more

Q4. A sport played with a ball
FOR TEN POINTS:
Croquet, Softball, Field hockey, Lacrosse, Pétanque,
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Ten points to all!
NOT MENTIONED:
Netball and more

Q5. Something you’d have with a traditional English breakfast
FOR TEN POINTS:
Sausage, Bacon, Fried tomatoes, Kippers, Bubble n’ Squeak,
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Ten points to all
NOT MENTIONED:
Black pudding and more

COMPETTORS
Brandz_mygirl – 50
Maninmidohio – 50
Gatsby – 45
Mugaboo – 45
Szabs – 40

Well done to
Brandz_mygirl, Maninmidohio, Gatsby, Mugaboo and Szabs
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#494702 - Tue Oct 06 2009 07:36 AM Re: September Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
September 28 Round – Answers

Thank you to the five fanta-bulous players for Some bits & a few pieces.

1) Please tell me one of their (“No Signboard Seafood” restaurants) recommended dishes numbered 1 to 10.
For Ten Points: Crispy Cereal Crayfish, Deep Fried Butter Crayfish, Hokkien Styled Steam Fish, Superior Braised Abalone, White Pepper Crab
For Five Points: Ten points all!
Not mentioned: Abalone with Vegetables, Butter Crab, Chilli Crab, Double Boiled Lobster, Lobster with Superior Sauce and Vermicelli.

2) Please tell me one of the venues available for rental at the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.
For Ten Points: Concert Hall, Concourse, Theatre Studio
For Five Points: Recital Studio (2)
Not mentioned: Community Wall, Forecourt, Hospitality Spaces, Jendela, Outdoor Theatre, Passages, Plasmas @ Basement, Rehearsal Studio, Roof Terrace, The Bay Room, The Edge, Theatre, Theatre Street Cones, Tunnel.

3) Anthony Bourdain, writer and chef extraordinaire, has tried the durian and has also apparently expressed a fondness for it. Please tell me any word he said, in the sentence starting with the word “Your”, about the durian.
For Ten Points: Smell
For Five Points: Breath (2), You’d (2)
Not mentioned: As, Been, Dead, French-Kissing, Grandmother, If, Will.

4) This site has some pointers on handling the problem. Please give me any one of them.
For Ten Points: Avoid a full stomach, Exercise at your computer, Keep yourself uncomfortable
For Five Points: Expose yourself to bright light (2)
Not mentioned: Every thirty minues do one of the following, Listen to music that’s energizing to you, Take a power nap, Use acupressure, Use your sense of smell.

5) Please tell me your favourite food (or drink) smells.
For Ten Points: Bacon, Beef noodle soup, Fresh cucumbers, Pork roast, Ripe mango
For Five Points: None!
Not mentioned: You know what you like.

RESULTS!

Top Place:
50 points: Denni wins the round with a full 50 points! Well done!

Other Results:
45 points: Maninmidohio
40 points: Gatsby & Szabs
35 points: Mugaboo

Happy Tuesday wishes to one and all.
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#494703 - Mon Nov 09 2009 09:34 AM Re: September Trivia Rounds
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Here are the results for the month of September (finally!) :

1) brandz_mygirl
....Mugaboo (both 11 points)
3) Gatsby722
....szabs (both 7 points)
5) denni19 (6 points)
6) maninmidohio (3 points)
7) physalius (2 points)
8) PDAZ (1 Point)

Year-to-date:

1) Mugaboo (60 points)
2) szabs (59 points)
3) brandz_mygirl (58 points)
4) maninmidohio (55 points)
5) denni19 (52 points)
6) Gatsby722 (49 points)
7) deepakmr (40 points)
8) leelee63 (8 points)
9) deputygary (7 points)
10) PDAZ (6 points)
11) Bikoz
......Lizard_Wizard
......physalius
......Skylar7
......Tredici (all 2 points each)
16) Chessart
......Gemini19
......Santana2002
......Watchkeeper (all 1 point)
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