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Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Feb 19 02:23PM -0800

1 Head brand goods are primarily associated with which sport?
2 The disease quinsy is inflammation of which part of the human body?
3 In what language was "The Communist Manifesto" written?
4 Which planet did JG Galle discover it in 1846?
5 Which actor portrayed English aristocrat John Morgan, who is captured by Sioux Indians, in the 1970 film "A Man Called Horse"?
6 "The Bare Necessities" is a song from which 1967 Disney animated film?
7 What is the capital city of Bali?
8 The "Ode to Joy" is part of the final movement of which Beethoven symphony?
9 What sport appears in the NATO phonetic alphabet?
10 Which British university is often known by the acronym KCL?
 
cheers,
calvin
tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Feb 20 12:56AM


> 1 Head brand goods are primarily associated with which sport?
 
tennis
 
> 2 The disease quinsy is inflammation of which part of the human body?
 
throat
 
> 3 In what language was "The Communist Manifesto" written?
 
German
 
> 4 Which planet did JG Galle discover it in 1846?
 
Neptune
 
> 6 "The Bare Necessities" is a song from which 1967 Disney animated film?
 
The Jungle Book
 
> 7 What is the capital city of Bali?
 
Denpasar
 
> 8 The "Ode to Joy" is part of the final movement of which Beethoven symphony?
 
Ninth
 
> 9 What sport appears in the NATO phonetic alphabet?
 
golf
 
> 10 Which British university is often known by the acronym KCL?
 
King's College of London
 
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_______________________________________________________________________
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Don Piven <don@piven.net>: Feb 19 07:42PM -0600

On 2/19/17 16:23, Calvin wrote:
 
> 1 Head brand goods are primarily associated with which sport?
 
Tennis
 
> 2 The disease quinsy is inflammation of which part of the human body?
 
Tonsils
 
> 3 In what language was "The Communist Manifesto" written?
 
German
 
> 4 Which planet did JG Galle discover it in 1846?
 
Neptune
 
> 5 Which actor portrayed English aristocrat John Morgan, who is captured by Sioux Indians, in the 1970 film "A Man Called Horse"?
> 6 "The Bare Necessities" is a song from which 1967 Disney animated film?
 
The Jungle Book
 
> 7 What is the capital city of Bali?
> 8 The "Ode to Joy" is part of the final movement of which Beethoven symphony?
 
Ninth
 
> 9 What sport appears in the NATO phonetic alphabet?
 
Golf
 
> 10 Which British university is often known by the acronym KCL?
 
King's College, London
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Feb 19 11:05PM -0300

> 1 Head brand goods are primarily associated with which sport?
 
Alpine skiing
 
> 3 In what language was "The Communist Manifesto" written?
 
German
 
> 4 Which planet did JG Galle discover it in 1846?
 
Neptuune
 
> 6 "The Bare Necessities" is a song from which 1967 Disney animated
> film?
 
Jungle Book
 
> 7 What is the capital city of Bali?
 
 
Since this is a replay, I should know the answer, but I don't.
 
> 8 The "Ode to Joy" is part of the final movement of which Beethoven
> symphony?
 
9
 
> 9 What sport appears in the NATO phonetic alphabet?
 
Polo
 
> 10 Which British university is often known by the acronym KCL?
 
King's College of London
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Feb 20 12:05AM -0600

"Calvin":
> 1 Head brand goods are primarily associated with which sport?
 
Tennis.
 
> 2 The disease quinsy is inflammation of which part of the human body?
 
Tonsils.
 
> 3 In what language was "The Communist Manifesto" written?
 
German.
 
> 4 Which planet did JG Galle discover it in 1846?
 
Neptune.
 
> captured by Sioux Indians, in the 1970 film "A Man Called
> Horse"?
> 6 "The Bare Necessities" is a song from which 1967 Disney animated film?
 
"The Jungle Book"?

> 7 What is the capital city of Bali?
> 8 The "Ode to Joy" is part of the final movement of which
> Beethoven symphony?
 
9th or Choral Symphony.
 
> 9 What sport appears in the NATO phonetic alphabet?
 
"Golf? No sir, prefer prison flog."
 
> 10 Which British university is often known by the acronym KCL?
 
King's College, London.
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msb@vex.net | failure, depending on your needs." --Norman Diamond
 
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Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Feb 20 01:27AM -0800

Calvin wrote:
> 1 Head brand goods are primarily associated with which sport?
 
Skiing
 
> 2 The disease quinsy is inflammation of which part of the human body?
 
ankles
 
> 3 In what language was "The Communist Manifesto" written?
 
German
 
> 4 Which planet did JG Galle discover it in 1846?
 
Neptune
 
> 5 Which actor portrayed English aristocrat John Morgan, who is captured by Sioux Indians, in the 1970 film "A Man Called Horse"?
 
Dustin Hoffman
 
> 6 "The Bare Necessities" is a song from which 1967 Disney animated film?
 
Beauty and the Beast
 
> 7 What is the capital city of Bali?
> 8 The "Ode to Joy" is part of the final movement of which Beethoven symphony?
 
9th
 
> 9 What sport appears in the NATO phonetic alphabet?
 
golf
 
> 10 Which British university is often known by the acronym KCL?
 
King's College, London
 
--
Dan Tilque
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Feb 20 12:02AM -0600

These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2016-11-07,
and should be interpreted accordingly.
 
On each question you may give up to two answers, but if you give
both a right answer and a wrong answer, there is a small penalty.
Please post all your answers to the newsgroup in a single followup,
based only on your own knowledge. (In your answer posting, quote
the questions and place your answer below each one.) I will reveal
the correct answers in about 3 days.
 
All questions were written by members of the Misplaced Modifiers
and are used here by permission, but have been reformatted and may
have been retyped and/or edited by me. For further information
see my 2016-11-26 companion posting on "Questions from the Canadian
Inquisition (QFTCI*)".
 
 
 
** Game 7, Round 9 - Science - When You Hear Hoofbeats... Think Ungulates
 
Here's a picture round featuring critters that walk on their
toenails. Please see the 2-page handout at:
 
http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/7-9/ungu/lates.pdf
 
1. No gnus would be bad news. Which picture shows a wildebeest?
2. An alpaca?
3. A Barbary sheep?
4. A mouflon?
5. An oryx?
6. An okapi?
 
From here on, we go the other way. Please decode the rot13 to see
the remaining picture letters, and you give each animal's name.
(There were 6 decoys, which are interspersed with the others;
answer these if you like for fun, but for no points.) All answers
are one word except as noted.
 
7. N (qrpbl)
8. O (qrpbl)
9. S (qrpbl)
10. U.
11. W -- gjb jbeqf.
12. X (qrpbl -- gjb jbeqf)
13. Z (qrpbl)
14. A (qrpbl)
15. B.
16. C.
 
 
** Game 7, Round 10 - Challenge Round
 
 
* A. Science: Invasive Plants in Ontario
 
A1. This tall plant with violet-colored flowers, introduced from
Europe in the 1800s, now grows in ditches, canals, and
marshes, and degrades wetlands by choking out native species
that provide animal and bird habitat. Name it.
 
A2. This gargantuan member of the carrot family can grow up
to 5.5 m tall, with white flower clusters similar to Queen
Anne's lace, and can form a flower-head almost a meter wide.
The sap is a severe skin irritant. Name the invader.
 
 
* B. Canadiana: Tall Buildings
 
B1. Name the building which is currently the record-holder for
tallest residential building in Canada, at 78 stories.
 
B2. Riffing on the address, marketers came up with a humble
little moniker for the 80-story skyscraper to be built at
the southwest corner of Yonge and Bloor. What is its name?
Be fully exact.
 
 
* C. Sports: Halo
 
The military sci-fi first-person-shooter video-game franchise, that is.
 
C1. The protagonist of the Halo series is almost always referred
to as Master Chief. Either give his real name, or just name
the specific type of enhanced super-soldier that he is.
 
C2. Master Chief has an on-board artificial intelligence that
assists him in defeating his enemies. This character was
so popular that Microsoft used her name and voice for their
Windows Phone virtual assistant. Name her.
 
 
* D. Literature: Wordsworth et al.
 
D1. Wordsworth's most popular work begins, "I wandered lonely
as a cloud." Name the flowers that give the poem its name.
 
D2. The poetry collection "Lyrical Ballads" in 1798 kicked off
the English Romantic period. The publication of Wordsworth's
magnum opus "The Prelude" upon his death in 1850 concluded
the period. It included works by Wordsworth and *which
poet friend* of his, who he dedicated "The Prelude" to?
 
 
* E. Entertainment: Star Wars -- or, Hollywood feuds
 
E1. On the set of the first "Charlie's Angels" movie, he pointed
in turn to the three lead actresses, saying, "I get why
you're here, and you've got talent, but why the hell are
you here? You can't act!" The insulted actress then tried
to punch him. Their feud grew, and he refused to return
in the sequel to reprise his role as Bosley. Name either
him or her.
 
E2. They played a mother and her daughter in a 1983 comedy-drama
film for which they were both nominated for Oscars.
The actress playing the mother won. On set they fought.
Some say one of them passed gas in the other's face.
Name either actress.
 
 
* F. History: The Empire Strikes Back -- or, the Falklands War of 1982
 
(I suppose E and F were invented as the start of a round with
themed category titles, but then the Mods were unable to extend
the theme in a suitable manner to complete the set.)
 
F1. The largest single loss of life in the 3-month war occurred
on May 2, 1982, when British submarine HMS Conqueror sank a
World War II vintage cruiser of the Argentine Navy, resulting
in the death of 323 crew members. Name the Argentine ship.
 
F2. Two days later, Argentine forces responded by sending
an Exocet missile into a British destroyer, with the loss
of 20 lives. Name the British ship.
 
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Joshua Kreitzer <gromit82@hotmail.com>: Feb 20 06:14AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in
> toenails. Please see the 2-page handout at:
 
> http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/7-9/ungu/lates.pdf
 
> 1. No gnus would be bad news. Which picture shows a wildebeest?
 
G; I
 
> 2. An alpaca?
 
B; M
 
> 3. A Barbary sheep?
 
K; E
 
> 4. A mouflon?
 
E; K
 
> 5. An oryx?
 
C; O
 
> 6. An okapi?
 
D

> From here on, we go the other way. Please decode the rot13 to see
> the remaining picture letters, and you give each animal's name.
 
> 10. U.
 
tapir
 
> 16. C.
 
capybara
 
> to punch him. Their feud grew, and he refused to return
> in the sequel to reprise his role as Bosley. Name either
> him or her.
 
Bill Murray
 
> The actress playing the mother won. On set they fought.
> Some say one of them passed gas in the other's face.
> Name either actress.
 
Shirley MacLaine; Debra Winger

> on May 2, 1982, when British submarine HMS Conqueror sank a
> World War II vintage cruiser of the Argentine Navy, resulting
> in the death of 323 crew members. Name the Argentine ship.
 
General Belgrano
 
--
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msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Feb 20 12:00AM -0600

Mark Brader:
 
> 1. Born Alecia Beth Moore in 1979, she was recognized by Billboard
> in 2009 as the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade. She got her stage
> name from a character in the film "Reservoir Dogs". What is it?
 
Pink (or P!nk). 4 for Calvin, Joshua, Dan Blum, Marc, Peter,
Gareth, and Jason.
 
> 2. They called her Lady Day, as a nickname. What was this jazz
> singer's stage name?
 
Billie Holiday. 4 for Calvin, Joshua, Dan Blum, Marc, Pete, Don,
Peter, Erland, Gareth, and Jason.
 
> 3. When they produce albums together, they go by the moniker "the
> Glimmer Twins". Who are the Glimmer Twins? (Two surnames,
> please.)
 
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards. 4 for Calvin, Joshua, Don, Gareth,
and Jason.
 
> 4. Born in Michigan in 1947. His passport says he's James Newell
> Osterberg Jr. But when he gets up on stage and takes off his
> shirt, the fans call him...?
 
Iggy Pop. 4 for Joshua, Pete, Don, Gareth, and Jason.
 
> 5. On the attendance sheet at Birchmount Collegiate, he was Abel
> Makkonen Tesfaye. But on the Billboard charts, he is....
 
The Weeknd ["Weekend"]. 4 for Joshua and Gareth.
 
> second-greatest bass player of all time. He was born in
> Australia, but plays for the quintessential L.A. band.
> What's his nickname?
 
Flea. (Red Hot Chili Peppers.) 4 for Calvin, Joshua, Don, Peter,
Erland, Gareth, and Jason.
 
> condom over the left lens of her glasses as a plug for safe sex.
> Her 1990s girl group brought us the hits "No Scrubs" and
> "Chasing Waterfalls". For what group did "Left-Eye" perform?
 
TLC. 4 for Joshua, Peter, Gareth, and Jason.
 
> 8. He was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar, 1946; he died in
> London, 1991. Thanks largely to his 4-octave vocal range,
> his group ruled the airwaves through much of the 1970s and '80s.
 
Freddie Mercury. (Queen.) 4 for everyone -- Calvin, Joshua,
Dan Blum, Marc, Pete, Don, Peter, Dan Tilque, Erland, Gareth,
and Jason.
 
> 9. Virtuoso saxophonist "Bird" was a pioneer of be-bop music.
> What was "Bird"'s real name?
 
Charlie Parker. 4 for Calvin, Joshua, Dan Blum, Marc, Pete, Erland,
Gareth, and Jason.
 
> of the band Outkast till setting out in new directions as a solo
> artist, actor, and fashionista. By what name is he better known?
> More than one word required.
 
Andre 3000. 4 for Joshua, Dan Blum, and Gareth.
 
 
> * Game 7, Round 8 - Canadiana - Quotes by Canadians
 
This was the easiest round in the original game.
 
> ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly
> and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is
> affected by every twitch and grunt."
 
Pierre Trudeau. In the original game the surname alone was generously
accepted, and I'll conform to that here. 4 for Dan Blum and Gareth
(the hard way).
 
> we are still a young nation, very much in the formative stages.
> Our national condition is still flexible enough that we can
> make almost anything we wish of our nation."
 
Lester Pearson.
 
> 3. Name the artist and author who said: "There are few, if any,
> Canadian men that have never spelled their name in a snow bank."
 
Douglas Coupland.
 
> 4. Name the author and journalist who said: "A Canadian is someone
> who knows how to make love in a canoe."
 
Pierre Berton.
 
> 5. On October 13, 1970, when reporter Tim Ralfe asked Pierre
> Trudeau how far he was willing to go to deal with the FLQ,
> what was his 3-word answer?
 
"Just watch me." 4 for Don.
 
> 6. Which American was Pierre Trudeau referring to when he said
> "I've been called worse things by better people"?
 
Richard Nixon. 4 for Joshua, Dan Blum, Pete, and Don.
 
> 7. "Not necessarily conscription, but conscription if necessary."
> Name the Prime Minister who uttered this famous quote.
 
William Lyon Mackenzie King.
 
> 8. Which BC premier was future Prime Minister Kim Campbell talking
> about when she said, "Charisma without substance can be a
> dangerous thing"?
 
Bill Vander Zalm.
 
> 9. "Coming from Canada, being a writer and Jewish as well,
> I have impeccable paranoia credentials." Which Giller Prize
> and Governor-General's Award winner said that?
 
Mordecai Richler. 4 for Marc.
 
> 10. "The US is our trading partner, our neighbor, our ally, and
> our friend... and sometimes we'd like to give them such a smack!"
> Which comedian and TV personality said that about America?
 
Rick Mercer.
 
 
Scores, if there are no errors:
 
GAME 7 ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 6 7 8 BEST
TOPICS-> Geo Spo His Lit Ent Can FOUR
Gareth Owen 0 30 26 32 40 4 128
Joshua Kreitzer 23 16 28 28 40 4 119
Pete Gayde 24 27 28 8 16 4 95
Dan Blum 26 10 20 28 20 8 94
Dan Tilque 28 20 32 8 4 0 88
"Calvin" 15 24 17 21 24 0 86
Peter Smyth 12 31 14 12 20 0 77
Marc Dashevsky 20 12 20 20 16 4 76
Erland Sommarskog 24 8 16 3 16 0 64
Jason Kreitzer 0 0 8 8 32 0 48
Don Piven -- -- -- -- 20 8 28
Bruce Bowler -- -- 12 4 -- -- 16
 
--
Mark Brader, Toronto | I still remember the first time his reality check
msb@vex.net | bounced. -- Darlene Richards
 
My text in this article is in the public domain.
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Feb 19 02:20PM -0800

On Friday, February 10, 2017 at 3:46:55 PM UTC+10, Calvin wrote:
> 7 questions only for this one.
 
> 1 Who wrote the 1936 novel "Gone with the Wind"?
 
Margaret Mitchell
 
> 2 Which position has been held by Avery Brundage and Lord Killanin, among others?
 
President of the IOC
 
> 3 The fictional firms Wernham-Hogg and Dundler-Mifflin appear in which TV comedy program?
 
The Office
 
> 4 What is the most popular tourist attraction in Zambia?
 
Victoria Falls
 
> 5 Despite the name, Kansas City is actually located in which US state?
 
Missouri
I thought the wording made it clear that the expected answer was not Kansas.
 
> 6 What English word has 3 double letters in a row?
 
Bookkeeper
 
> 7 Which mythical creatures can supposedly be recognised, when in human guise, by their long ring fingers?
 
Werewolves
 
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 Q10 TOTAL TB Quiz 474
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 63 Don Piven
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 63 Aren Ess
1 1 1 0 1 1 1 6 53 Peter Smyth
1 1 1 1 0 1 1 6 54 Bruce Bowler
1 1 1 1 1 1 0 6 58 Marc Dashevsky
1 1 1 1 1 1 0 6 58 Mark Brader
1 1 1 1 1 1 0 6 58 Pete Gayde
1 1 1 1 1 1 0 6 58 Gareth Owen
1 0 1 1 0 1 1 5 45 Dan Blum
0 1 0 1 1 1 0 4 39 Erland S
1 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 40 Dan Tilque
- - - - - - - - - - --- ----------
10 9 9 10 9 11 5 0 0 0 63 57%
 
Congratulations Don and Aren.
 
cheers,
calvin
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 6 updates in 2 topics

Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Feb 18 07:22PM -0300

> 2. They called her Lady Day, as a nickname. What was this jazz
> singer's stage name?
 
Billie Holiday
 
> second-greatest bass player of all time. He was born in
> Australia, but plays for the quintessential L.A. band.
> What's his nickname?
 
Flea
 
> 8. He was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar, 1946; he died in
> London, 1991. Thanks largely to his 4-octave vocal range,
> his group ruled the airwaves through much of the 1970s and '80s.
 
Freddie Mercury
 
 
> 9. Virtuoso saxophonist "Bird" was a pioneer of be-bop music.
> What was "Bird"'s real name?
 
Charlie Parker
Gareth Owen <gwowen@gmail.com>: Feb 18 11:58PM


> 1. Born Alecia Beth Moore in 1979, she was recognized by Billboard
> in 2009 as the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade. She got her stage
> name from a character in the film "Reservoir Dogs". What is it?
 
P!nk
 
> 2. They called her Lady Day, as a nickname. What was this jazz
> singer's stage name?
 
Billie Holiday
 
> 3. When they produce albums together, they go by the moniker "the
> Glimmer Twins". Who are the Glimmer Twins? (Two surnames,
> please.)
 
Jagger / Richards
 
> 4. Born in Michigan in 1947. His passport says he's James Newell
> Osterberg Jr. But when he gets up on stage and takes off his
> shirt, the fans call him...?
 
Iggy Pop
 
> 5. On the attendance sheet at Birchmount Collegiate, he was Abel
> Makkonen Tesfaye. But on the Billboard charts, he is....
 
The Weeknd
 
> second-greatest bass player of all time. He was born in
> Australia, but plays for the quintessential L.A. band.
> What's his nickname?
 
Flea
 
> condom over the left lens of her glasses as a plug for safe sex.
> Her 1990s girl group brought us the hits "No Scrubs" and
> "Chasing Waterfalls". For what group did "Left-Eye" perform?
 
TLC
 
> 8. He was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar, 1946; he died in
> London, 1991. Thanks largely to his 4-octave vocal range,
> his group ruled the airwaves through much of the 1970s and '80s.
 
Freddie Mercury
 
> 9. Virtuoso saxophonist "Bird" was a pioneer of be-bop music.
> What was "Bird"'s real name?
 
Charlie Parker
 
> of the band Outkast till setting out in new directions as a solo
> artist, actor, and fashionista. By what name is he better known?
> More than one word required.
 
Andre 3000
 
> ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly
> and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is
> affected by every twitch and grunt."
 
Trudeau, other Trudeau
 
> we are still a young nation, very much in the formative stages.
> Our national condition is still flexible enough that we can
> make almost anything we wish of our nation."
 
Trudeau, other Trudeau
 
> 3. Name the artist and author who said: "There are few, if any,
> Canadian men that have never spelled their name in a snow bank."
 
Trudeau, other Trudeau
 
> 4. Name the author and journalist who said: "A Canadian is someone
> who knows how to make love in a canoe."
 
Trudeau, other Trudeau
 
> 5. On October 13, 1970, when reporter Tim Ralfe asked Pierre
> Trudeau how far he was willing to go to deal with the FLQ,
> what was his 3-word answer?
 
Trudeau, other Trudeau
 
> 6. Which American was Pierre Trudeau referring to when he said
> "I've been called worse things by better people"?
 
Trudeau, other Trudeau
 
> 7. "Not necessarily conscription, but conscription if necessary."
> Name the Prime Minister who uttered this famous quote.
 
Trudeau, other Trudeau
 
> 8. Which BC premier was future Prime Minister Kim Campbell talking
> about when she said, "Charisma without substance can be a
> dangerous thing"?
 
Trudeau, other Trudeau
 
> 9. "Coming from Canada, being a writer and Jewish as well,
> I have impeccable paranoia credentials." Which Giller Prize
> and Governor-General's Award winner said that?
 
Trudeau, other Trudeau
 
> 10. "The US is our trading partner, our neighbor, our ally, and
> our friend... and sometimes we'd like to give them such a smack!"
> Which comedian and TV personality said that about America?
 
Trudeau, other Trudeau
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Feb 18 06:05PM -0600

Gareth Owen:
> Trudeau, other Trudeau
 
I will score these answers as if they read "Trudeau, Trudeau", which
necessarily scores the same as just "Trudeau".
--
Mark Brader, Toronto | "I can't tell from this... whether you're
msb@vex.net | a wise man or a wise guy." --Ted Schuerzinger
Jason Kreitzer <jk71875@gmail.com>: Feb 18 09:48PM -0800

On Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 11:04:49 PM UTC-5, Mark Brader wrote:
 
> 1. Born Alecia Beth Moore in 1979, she was recognized by Billboard
> in 2009 as the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade. She got her stage
> name from a character in the film "Reservoir Dogs". What is it?
P!nk
> 2. They called her Lady Day, as a nickname. What was this jazz
> singer's stage name?
Billie Holiday
> 3. When they produce albums together, they go by the moniker "the
> Glimmer Twins". Who are the Glimmer Twins? (Two surnames,
> please.)
Jagger and Richards
> 4. Born in Michigan in 1947. His passport says he's James Newell
> Osterberg Jr. But when he gets up on stage and takes off his
> shirt, the fans call him...?
Iggy Pop
> second-greatest bass player of all time. He was born in
> Australia, but plays for the quintessential L.A. band.
> What's his nickname?
Flea
> condom over the left lens of her glasses as a plug for safe sex.
> Her 1990s girl group brought us the hits "No Scrubs" and
> "Chasing Waterfalls". For what group did "Left-Eye" perform?
TLC
> 8. He was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar, 1946; he died in
> London, 1991. Thanks largely to his 4-octave vocal range,
> his group ruled the airwaves through much of the 1970s and '80s.
Freddie Mercury
> 9. Virtuoso saxophonist "Bird" was a pioneer of be-bop music.
> What was "Bird"'s real name?
Charlie Parker
> of the band Outkast till setting out in new directions as a solo
> artist, actor, and fashionista. By what name is he better known?
> More than one word required.
Big Boi
 
> 9. "Coming from Canada, being a writer and Jewish as well,
> I have impeccable paranoia credentials." Which Giller Prize
> and Governor-General's Award winner said that?
Leonard Cohen
Gareth Owen <gwowen@gmail.com>: Feb 18 01:55PM

>> Which 1953 work was critic Vivian Mercier referring to?
 
> "Waiting for Godot" (by Samuel Beckett). 4 for Peter, Calvin,
> and Joshua.
 
D'oh!
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Feb 18 06:15PM -0600

Mark Brader:
>>> 4. "He has written a play in which nothing happens, twice."
>>> Which 1953 work was critic Vivian Mercier referring to?

Gareth Owen:
> Beckett.
 
>> "Waiting for Godot" (by Samuel Beckett). 4 for Peter, Calvin,
>> and Joshua.
 
Gareth Owen:
> D'oh!
 
Well, there *was* a play called "Becket", with one T; it was written
in French by Jean Anouilh and translated into English by Lucienne Hill.
In 1964 it was adapted into a movie with Richard Burton in the title
role, Peter O'Toole as King Henry II, and John Gielgud as King Louis VII
of France. I saw it in first run.
 
However, if the movie is anything to go by, something does happen in it.
Possibly even more than twice. :-)
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Saturday, February 18, 2017

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tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Feb 17 02:17PM


> 1. Born Alecia Beth Moore in 1979, she was recognized by Billboard
> in 2009 as the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade. She got her stage
> name from a character in the film "Reservoir Dogs". What is it?
 
Pink
 
> 2. They called her Lady Day, as a nickname. What was this jazz
> singer's stage name?
 
Billy Holliday
 
> 8. He was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar, 1946; he died in
> London, 1991. Thanks largely to his 4-octave vocal range,
> his group ruled the airwaves through much of the 1970s and '80s.
 
Freddie Mercury
 
> 9. Virtuoso saxophonist "Bird" was a pioneer of be-bop music.
> What was "Bird"'s real name?
 
Charlie Parker
 
> of the band Outkast till setting out in new directions as a solo
> artist, actor, and fashionista. By what name is he better known?
> More than one word required.
 
Andre 3000
 
> ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly
> and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is
> affected by every twitch and grunt."
 
Pierre Trudeau
 
> 5. On October 13, 1970, when reporter Tim Ralfe asked Pierre
> Trudeau how far he was willing to go to deal with the FLQ,
> what was his 3-word answer?
 
all the way
 
> 6. Which American was Pierre Trudeau referring to when he said
> "I've been called worse things by better people"?
 
Richard Nixon
 
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Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Feb 17 01:42PM -0600

In article <1O-dnXiie43B6zvFnZ2dnUU7-fXNnZ2d@giganews.com>, msb@vex.net says...
 
> 1. Born Alecia Beth Moore in 1979, she was recognized by Billboard
> in 2009 as the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade. She got her stage
> name from a character in the film "Reservoir Dogs". What is it?
Pink
 
> 2. They called her Lady Day, as a nickname. What was this jazz
> singer's stage name?
Billie Holiday
 
 
> 8. He was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar, 1946; he died in
> London, 1991. Thanks largely to his 4-octave vocal range,
> his group ruled the airwaves through much of the 1970s and '80s.
Freddie Mercury
 
> 9. Virtuoso saxophonist "Bird" was a pioneer of be-bop music.
> What was "Bird"'s real name?
Charlie Parker
 
 
> 9. "Coming from Canada, being a writer and Jewish as well,
> I have impeccable paranoia credentials." Which Giller Prize
> and Governor-General's Award winner said that?
Richler
 
 
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Pete Gayde <pagrsg@wowway.com>: Feb 17 08:23PM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:1O-dnXiie43B6zvFnZ2dnUU7-
 
> 1. Born Alecia Beth Moore in 1979, she was recognized by Billboard
> in 2009 as the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade. She got her stage
> name from a character in the film "Reservoir Dogs". What is it?
 
Mariah Carey
 
 
> 2. They called her Lady Day, as a nickname. What was this jazz
> singer's stage name?
 
Billie Holiday
 
 
> 4. Born in Michigan in 1947. His passport says he's James Newell
> Osterberg Jr. But when he gets up on stage and takes off his
> shirt, the fans call him...?
 
Iggy Pop
 
 
> 8. He was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar, 1946; he died in
> London, 1991. Thanks largely to his 4-octave vocal range,
> his group ruled the airwaves through much of the 1970s and '80s.
 
Freddie Mercury
 
 
> 9. Virtuoso saxophonist "Bird" was a pioneer of be-bop music.
> What was "Bird"'s real name?
 
Charlie Parker
 
> of the band Outkast till setting out in new directions as a solo
> artist, actor, and fashionista. By what name is he better known?
> More than one word required.
 
Snoop Dogg
 
> ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly
> and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is
> affected by every twitch and grunt."
 
Diefenbaker
 
> we are still a young nation, very much in the formative stages.
> Our national condition is still flexible enough that we can
> make almost anything we wish of our nation."
 
Diefenbaker
 
 
> 5. On October 13, 1970, when reporter Tim Ralfe asked Pierre
> Trudeau how far he was willing to go to deal with the FLQ,
> what was his 3-word answer?
 
All the way
 
 
> 6. Which American was Pierre Trudeau referring to when he said
> "I've been called worse things by better people"?
 
Nixon
 
 
> 7. "Not necessarily conscription, but conscription if necessary."
> Name the Prime Minister who uttered this famous quote.
 
MacDonald
 
 
> 9. "Coming from Canada, being a writer and Jewish as well,
> I have impeccable paranoia credentials." Which Giller Prize
> and Governor-General's Award winner said that?
 
David Steinberg
 
 
> 10. "The US is our trading partner, our neighbor, our ally, and
> our friend... and sometimes we'd like to give them such a smack!"
> Which comedian and TV personality said that about America?
 
David Steinberg
 
 
Pete Gayde
Don Piven <don@piven.net>: Feb 17 02:33PM -0600

On 2/16/17 22:04, Mark Brader wrote:
> name from a character in the film "Reservoir Dogs". What is it?
 
> 2. They called her Lady Day, as a nickname. What was this jazz
> singer's stage name?
 
Billie Holiday.
 
> 3. When they produce albums together, they go by the moniker "the
> Glimmer Twins". Who are the Glimmer Twins? (Two surnames,
> please.)
 
Richards, Jagger.
 
> 4. Born in Michigan in 1947. His passport says he's James Newell
> Osterberg Jr. But when he gets up on stage and takes off his
> shirt, the fans call him...?
 
Iggy Pop.
 
> second-greatest bass player of all time. He was born in
> Australia, but plays for the quintessential L.A. band.
> What's his nickname?
 
Flea. (RS readers don't seem to be known for their discernment.)
 
 
> 8. He was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar, 1946; he died in
> London, 1991. Thanks largely to his 4-octave vocal range,
> his group ruled the airwaves through much of the 1970s and '80s.
 
Freddie Mercury.
 
> 9. Virtuoso saxophonist "Bird" was a pioneer of be-bop music.
> What was "Bird"'s real name?
 
Charles Mingus.
 
 
> 5. On October 13, 1970, when reporter Tim Ralfe asked Pierre
> Trudeau how far he was willing to go to deal with the FLQ,
> what was his 3-word answer?
 
Just watch me.
 
> 6. Which American was Pierre Trudeau referring to when he said
> "I've been called worse things by better people"?
 
Richard Nixon.
 
"Peter Smyth" <smythp@gmail.com>: Feb 17 09:43PM

Mark Brader wrote:
 
 
> 1. Born Alecia Beth Moore in 1979, she was recognized by Billboard
> in 2009 as the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade. She got her stage
> name from a character in the film "Reservoir Dogs". What is it?
Pink
> 2. They called her Lady Day, as a nickname. What was this jazz
> singer's stage name?
Billie Holiday
> second-greatest bass player of all time. He was born in
> Australia, but plays for the quintessential L.A. band.
> What's his nickname?
Flea
> condom over the left lens of her glasses as a plug for safe sex.
> Her 1990s girl group brought us the hits "No Scrubs" and
> "Chasing Waterfalls". For what group did "Left-Eye" perform?
TLC
> 8. He was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar, 1946; he died in
> London, 1991. Thanks largely to his 4-octave vocal range,
> his group ruled the airwaves through much of the 1970s and '80s.
Freddie Mercury
> of the band Outkast till setting out in new directions as a solo
> artist, actor, and fashionista. By what name is he better known?
> More than one word required.
 
 
Peter Smyth
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Feb 18 01:29AM -0800

Mark Brader wrote:
> name from a character in the film "Reservoir Dogs". What is it?
 
> 2. They called her Lady Day, as a nickname. What was this jazz
> singer's stage name?
 
Ella Fitzgerald
 
 
> 8. He was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar, 1946; he died in
> London, 1991. Thanks largely to his 4-octave vocal range,
> his group ruled the airwaves through much of the 1970s and '80s.
 
Freddy Mercury
 
 
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