Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 3 updates in 3 topics

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Jun 21 04:05AM -0500

I'm sorry; I should have posted this set last week, but simply
These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on the dates
indicated below, and should be interpreted accordingly. If any
answers have changed due to newer news, you are still expected to
give the answers that were correct on those dates.
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 in a single followup to the newsgroup,
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 Bloor St. Irregulars,
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 recent companion posting on "Questions from the Canadian
Inquisition (QFTCI*)".
* Game 3 (2016-06-05), Round 1 -- Current Events
1. A 7-year-old Japanese boy turned up safely last Friday after
being lost for several days. What caused him to go missing in
the first place?
2. Which flag flew on Parliament Hill for the first time last
3. The first time after the NHL expansion of 1967 that the
Stanley Cup was won by a team that wasn't one of the so-called
Original Six, this man scored the series-winning goal. Who was
this Broad St. Bully, and high-scoring center and left-winger,
who died last Monday at age 66?
4. What unusual and disturbing find was made in a freezer at a
Buddhist monastery in Thailand last week?
5. Which country's legislature last week passed a resolution
describing the deaths of Armenians in 1915-16 as "genocide",
causing Turkey to withdraw its ambassador in protest?
6. Why was the Louvre closed late last week?
7. Last month Jeff Hutcheson announced his retirement after 40 years
in broadcasting. His last appearance on his long-time show was
going to be on Friday, June 17, but in the end it was this past
Friday, June 3. Why the change?
8. An iconic Yonge St. restaurant closed its doors on Monday, having
been in the same location for 45 years, to make way for... yet
more condos. Fortunately for its aficionados, it may soon be
reopening nearby. Name it.
9. The PGA announced that it was moving one of its stops from the
Trump Doral resort in Florida, which had been the host since
1962, to which *city*?
10. An autopsy report released last Thursday revealed that pop
star Prince died of an accidental overdose of what drug?
* Game 4 (2016-06-13), Round 1 -- Canadiana Current Events
Before we started the game, we were going to give a little shout-out
at this point to Gordie Howe, because his passing seemed like a
significant event but too obvious to include in the game. But then,
after the game was printed, something horrible happened in Florida.
So now this tribute goes out both to Mr. Hockey and to everyone
affected by the Orlando shootings. We're thinking of you.
Now for the Current Events round, and what a week it was.
Bombastic bloviating billionaires; doping tennis goddesses;
even NHL playoffs -- just not in this country.
But this is also the Canadiana round. So lest you think "nothing
ever happens on my street", feast your ears on these beauties,
all of which (as the CBC is fond of telling us) have a Canadian
1. This 1960s teen idol and pop star, the first Canadian to get
a long-term Vegas contract, passed away last week at age 73.
Name him.
2. Liberal MP Mauril Belanger, who suffers from ALS, has been trying
to usher a private member's bill through Parliament. This has
been over the objections of some Conservatives, who last week
blocked a motion to have another MP stand in for Belanger
if his health deteriorated too much for him to be present in
the Commons. What is the subject of this legislation, known
as Bill C-210?
3. A ministerial-level order was given to Canada Post last week
to stop distributing this freebie Toronto Beaches-area newspaper,
condemned for its alleged anti-Semitic, pro-Nazi, and homophobic
content. What's its name?
4. *Which popular Toronto deli* was shut down by its landlord
last week for murkily expressed reasons, reopened a couple of
days later as a food truck, and now is back in regular business
again after winning a court injunction?
5. Which Canadian university was forced to pay hackers $20,000
in Bitcoins in order to regain control of its email and other
6. A man shot to death in his car in the now-badass neighborhood
of Yonge and Eglinton last week was in the media spotlight a
few weeks ago for *what reason*, which we assume was unrelated
to his sorry demise? Be sufficiently specific.
7. Guy Lafleur sure is steamed. What did he refer to last week as
"a disgrace for hockey", even suggesting that it was affecting
the outcome of a playoff series? (Okay, so we did sneak in
something about the playoffs -- but like we said, there is a
Canadian connection, namely Lafleur.)
8. Which province's government was pilloried last week for spending
public money to tear down posters demanding that the premier
resign, only to then have to admit that the posters had broken
no rules. We doubt that this will improve that premier's
current approval rating of 18%. Anyway, name the province.
9. Research published in the Lancet last week, and conducted by two
Ottawa doctors, has suggested a revolutionary but risky treatment
for what disease?
10. The way has been cleared for Canada to create its third
national marine protected area after *this company* donated 30
legally-questionable Arctic permits to the Nature Conservancy of
Canada. The permits cover an area of 8,600 km² (3,300 sq.mi.),
north of Baffin Island at the eastern gate of the Northwest
Passage, and encompassing Lancaster Sound. Name the company.
Mark Brader | "In the USA politicians run for office. In Britain they
Toronto | stand for office. Of course... once elected... [they]
msb@vex.net | neither run nor stand, they lie." --John Cletheroe
My text in this article is in the public domain.
The GOLQ Institute <list@golq.org>: Jun 20 12:14PM -0700

RESULTS & ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #352 (GOLQ352)
Congratulations to the EJ'S & Co. and the Delphi Trivia Club, who, with scores
of 500++, took first place in this quiz. Two other entries had near-perfect
scores (see below).
The three themes were as follows, but a few of the songs were not part of any
of the themes:
1. Songs that came from classical music or opera, identified by Jessica
Raine, Team Teitelbaum, The Coasters, Mike Weaver, Will McCorry, and Really
Rockin' In Boston. I had earlier found a web page that included all of the
ones that were used in this quiz plus a lot more, but I can't find it right
now. I Googled a few of the song titles to try to find the page, but
invariably one or more were missing from ones I tried. You can Google this
yourself, maybe by using a different combination of songs. One such site is:
2. Songs that are better known, or equally known, as instrumentals,
identified by The EJ'S & Co., Mike Weaver, Will McCorry, and Really Rockin' In
Boston. I have done a YouTube playlist of such songs, including all of the
ones featured here, which you can find at:
3. Songs with snippets featured in the YouTube video, "Same Title, Different
#1 Song," which can be found at:
Six of these titles are of at least one GOLQ-era-charting song, although only
one title, "Venus," is the title of two different songs that entered the Hot
100 in the GOLQ era. All seven songs were eligible for GOLQ352, but I only
used one of the ones called "Venus." I had used Frankie Avalon's "Venus"
twice before in GOLQs I put together, so I used the Shocking Blue song this
time. Two artists who had charting hits in the GOLQ-era, Neil Sedaka and Sly
& the Family Stone, are represented in this video with post-GOLQ hits. I
included both of them with GOLQ-era songs in this GOLQ. (In case you're
wondering where they are, Sly's group is at #T2, while one of Sedaka's lesser-
known songs is #19.)
A lot of the post-GOLQ songs in this video do not sound like music to my ears,
so you may want to first listen to this video with the sound off, making note
of where "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Good Vibrations," "Honey,", "I'm Sorry," "My
Love," and "Venus" appear and then turn it up briefly for these snippets. A
few of the 1970s songs in this video, including Sedaka's "Bad Blood," Sly &
the Family Stone's "Family Affair," Paul McCartney's "My Love," John Denver's
"I'm Sorry," and "Best Of My Love" by both the Eagles and the Emotions may
also be songs you have enjoyed over the years. (And I'll also add 1985's "The
Power Of Love" by Huey Lewis & the News to my list of favorite songs in this
The EJ'S & Co. came close to identifying this theme by mentioning that #02,
#04, #08, #09, #14, #17, and #21 were Billboard #1's. All but #17 are from
this video. (There is also one other #1 in this GOLQ that is not from this
video.) Mike Weaver also came close by mentioning the theme possiblility of
songs with the same name as (but different from) other charted hits.
GOLQ352's mean score was 403.15, and the median was 472.
My thanks to everyone who participated.
Howard Teitelbaum has posted GOLQ353.
-- Regina Litman <golq352@golq.org>
Tie Breaker Scoring Key
+ after numeric score below indicates a tie-breaker answered correctly.
- indicates partial credit.
x indicates a totally incorrect guess.
. indicates no guess.
(For anti-spamming purposes, all occurrences of "@" in e-mail addresses have
been replaced with "&".)
# on
Pos Score ID Name and E-mail address Team Age(s)
T01 500++ EJ The EJ'S & Co.: Ellis, Everett, Kyra, Vinnie, Mitch, 8 29+
Denise + Norm, Kevin, <ellisbromberg&gmail.com>
T01 500++ DT Delphi Trivia Club <rcwkid99&rochester.rr.com> 7 we're going grey
03 498++ VI The Village Idiots <MrJaded&aol.com> 4
(Doug, Michael, Andrew, Andy)
04 494++ EM DEC & Friends <cochran57&gmail.com> 3 Various
05 480.. WM Will McCorry <wmccorry&ns.sympatico.ca> 1 58
06 478.+ RR Really Rockin' In Boston <rardini&cox.net> 7 50s,60s
07 472++ LB Vito & the Salutations <baileyl&colorado.edu> 4-5 boomers
08 457+. MW Mike Weaver <oldtunes&sbcglobal.net> 1
09 426.. NA NAVAIRHEADS <tompillion&skybest.com> 1 69
10 360.. CO The Coasters (Rick & Kathy Schubert, Magic Marc, 4 63-67
Bigfoot Mae) <rns&san.rr.com>
11 340.. TT Team Teitelbaum (Howard, Bonnie, Patty, Pat) 4 53-66
12 176.. JR Jessica Raine <jraine&bostonconservatory.edu> 1 42
13 58.. BS Bryan Shailer <bryanshailer&rogers.com> 1 53
Pos Score ID Name and E-mail address # on Age(s)
The following table gives the individual scoring breakdown. A '-' is used to
indicate that no guess was made for a question, whereas a zero indicates that
a completely incorrect response was submitted.
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
EJ 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
DT 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
VI 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 20 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
EM 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 20 20 20 18 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
WM 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
RR 20 20 - 20 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
LB 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 18 20 20 - 18 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
MW 20 20 20 20 20 19 20 20 20 20 - 20 20 20 20 20 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 -
NA 20 20 20 20 20 18 20 20 20 20 - 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 - 20 10 20 - 20 20
CO - 20 - 20 20 - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 - 20 20 - 20 20 20 - - 20
TT - 20 20 20 20 - - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 - 20 - - 20 20 20 - - 20
JR - 20 - 10 - - 10 20 20 - - 18 - 20 20 - 18 - - 20 - - - - -
BS - 20 - - - - - - - - - 18 - - - - - - - - 20 - - - -
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Answers are in the form:
#number) Artist: "Title" (chart year) [peak Pop] {peak R&B} <xxx>...<yyy>
"peak Pop" = Peak position achieved on the weekly Billboard Pop chart.
"peak R&B" = Peak position on the weekly Billboard Rhythm & Blues chart.
(Billboard didn't publish an R&B chart between 11/30/63 and 1/23/65,
so recordings in that interval show peak R&B of {n/c} ("no chart").
A month of nights
A year of days
Octobers drifting into Mays
#01) Alaimo, Steve: "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" (1965) [89] {-} <219>
This is one of the songs better known as an instrumental. Three instrumental
and two vocal versions charted on the Hot 100 and Bubbling Under charts in the
Martin Denny, instrumental, #124, 1962
Vince Guaraldi Trio, instrumental, #22, 1963
Sounds Orchestral, instrumental, #10, 1965
Steve Alaimo, vocal, #89, 1965
Shelby Flint, vocal, #61, 1966
She's givin' me the excitations
#02) Beach Boys, The: "Good Vibrations" (1966/67) [1] {-} <80><188><260>
Not to be confused by "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark Featuring The Funky
Bunch, #1 in 1991.
Winds may blow over the icy sea
I'll take with me the warmth of thee
#03) Bennett, Tony: "A Taste Of Honey" (1964) [94] {n/c}
The Beatles, who also did this song, fit alphabetically, but their version
never charted (at least in the U.S.), and it does not contain these lyrics.
The Beatles based their version on the one by Lenny Welch, which did not chart
in the U.S. Three instrumental and two vocal versions of "A Taste Of Honey"
charted on the Hot 100 or are considered to be classic recordings in the
Martin Denny, instrumental, #50, 1962
Victor Feldman Quartet, instrumental, #88, 1962
The Beatles, vocal, classic recording, 1963
Tony Bennett, vocal, #94, 1964
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, instrumental, #7, 1965
The Tijuana Brass recording is probably the best-known version of this song.
Its trumpet arrangement was used as the backing track of an Allan Sherman
parody called "A Waste Of Money."
Brighter than the brightest star
That shines every night above
And there is nothing in this world that can ever change
#04) Clark, Petula: "My Love" (1965/66) [1] {-} <39><159>
"My Love" is the only title of three different songs that have reached #1 on
the Billboard Hot 100 since the chart's inception. The others were by Paul
McCartney & Wings in 1973 and Justin Timberlake Featuring T.I. in 2006. Other
songs called "My Love" that charted either in the GOLQ era or during the time
I followed the top hits of the day closely:
Nat King Cole & Stan Kenton, #47, 1960
Lionel Richie, #5, 1983
Never knew that my heart could
Go zing that-a-way
Ting-a-ling that-a-way
Make me sing that-a-way
#05) Como, Perry: "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)" (1956) [1] {-} <109><321>
Team Teitelbaum: Melody based on "Espana Rhapsody" by Emmanuel Chabrier.
I was especially pleased to find that the song that was #1 for all of the
month of May 1956, 60 years ago, fit one of the themes for this GOLQ.
One hour and I'll be meeting you
I know you're gonna make me blue
My heart is trembling through and through
'Cause I know very well
I can tell, I can tell
#06) Davis, Skeeter: "My Last Date (With You)" (1960/61) [26] {-} <101>
Skeeter Davis wrote words to the instrumental hit, "Last Date" by Floyd
Cramer, with Cramer's blessing. In 1972, Conway Twitty wrote a different set
of words (more of a man's perspective), also with Cramer's blessing. His
version bubbled under at #112 that year, but I wouldn't be surprised if it
made the Country chart. Two instrumental and two vocal versions of this song
charted on the Hot 100 chart in the 1960s:
Floyd Cramer, instrumental, #2, 1960
Lawrence Welk, instrumental, #21, 1960
Skeeter Davis, vocal, #26, 1961
Joni James, vocal, #38, 1961
She's gone where the goblins go
Below, below, below
#07) Fifth Estate, The: "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" (1967) [11] {-} <118>
While this song is famous from being in THE WIZARD OF OZ, it is also based
partly on Michael Praetorius's "Dance Suite Terpsichore".
My girl said good-bye-yi-yi
(my, oh, my)
#08) 4 Seasons, The: "Big Girls Don't Cry" (1962/63) [1] {1} <70><207><298>
Not to be confused with "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie, #1 in 2007. The 1975
#2 hit "I'm Not In Love" by 10cc prominently features the line, "Big boys
don't cry." Coincidentally, a group with members who were later members of
10cc appears later in this GOLQ (with a song that was based on a classical
See the tree how big it's grown
But friend it hasn't been too long
It wasn't big
#09) Goldsboro, Bobby: "Honey" (1968) [1] {-} <21><153><269>
Not to be confused with "Honey" by Mariah Carey, #1 in 1997. Other charting
or bubbling under versions of the Goldsboro song, which was written by Bobby
Bob Shane, #104, 1968
O.C. Smith, #44, 1969
At a spot where the beat's really hot
If it's square
We ain't there
#10) Gray, Dobie: "The 'In' Crowd" (1965) [13] {11} <13><266>
This is a song that was a big enough hit as a vocal whose fame was eclipsed by
an instrumental version that charted later the same year. The Ramsey Lewis
Trio's version peaked at #5 later in 1965 and appears to be the version people
tend to think of when this song is mentioned.
Oh what a crazy party
All the gang's here too
The beat is really jumpin'
Like a kangaroo
#11) Haley, Bill, and His Comets: "Dim, Dim The Lights (I Want Some Atmosphere)"
(1954/55) [11] {10} <42><259>
This song does not fit any of the themes. Near the end, I had a big gap
between Dobie Gray and Brenda Lee to fill, and I had very few songs from the
1950s part of the GOLQ-era yet. It is, however, one of two songs in this
GOLQ, that have similar titles to 1979 Top 2 hits by Donna Summer. Her song
"Dim All The Lights" reached #2 that year.
Come on now
Don't forget to say you will
Don't forget to say yay yay yay yay yeah
#12) Isley Brothers, The: "Shout - Part 1" (1959,1962) [47,94] {-,-} <2><195><310>
I picked this song, thinking it was just called "Shout," because I thought
incorrectly that it had the same title as a 1985 Billboard #1 song, "Shout" by
Tears for Fears. The one done by the Isley Brothers made the Hot 100 and
Bubbling Under charts several times in the 1960s:
Isley Brothers, #47, 1959
Joey Dee, #6, 1962
Isley Brothers, #94, 1962
Lulu, #94, 1964
Dion, #108, 1964
Lulu, #96, 1967
The Chambers Brothers, #83, 1969
Bryan Shailer mentioned the version by Lulu (possibly listed as Lulu & the
Luvvers) as being a hit in England and an Australian version by Johnny
O'Keefe. When I looked up Johnny O'Keefe's version, I discovered that this
became regarded as a signature or theme song for him. Johnny O'Keefe had a
lifespan that roughly coincided with Elvis Presley's (born January 1935, died
Ocober 1978) and sometimes did cover/remake versions of U.S. hits.
This song was used by the Buffalo Bills as their fan motivation song during
the period in the early 1990s when they made the Super Bowl four times but
never won it.
Every puppy has its day
Everybody has to pay
#13) Jackson, Stonewall: "Waterloo" (1959) [4] {11} <74><169><256>
The 1970s hit "Waterloo" by ABBA. a different song, did not reach #1 on any
U.S. charts. I only chose this one to use another 1950s song in this part of
the alphabet.
You tell me
Mistakes are part of bein' young
But that don't right
The wrong that's been done
#14) Lee, Brenda: "I'm Sorry" (1960) [1] {4} <28><114><250>
Not to be confused with "I'm Sorry" by John Denver, #1 in 1975.
When I'm in your arms
Nothing seems to matter
If the world would shatter
I don't care
#15) Mindbenders, The: "A Groovy Kind Of Love" (1966) [2] {-} <2><138><245>
This is based on the Rondo section of Muzio Clementi's "Sonatina in G major,"
op. 36 no. 5.
Jessica Raine: I heard this song on our local oldies radio station many times
as a little kid. As a teenaged piano student, I worked my way through a book
of sonatinas by Muzio Clementi (a contemporary of Mozart) and was very
surprised to recognize the main melody of one of the sonatinas as the melody
to "Groovy Kind Of Love"!
Eric Stewart, who was a member of the Mindbenders when they had this hit, and
Graham Gouldman, who joined later, were later members of 10cc. A remake of "A
Groovy Kind Of Love" done by Phil Collins went to #1 in 1988.
On her hand
She wears a diamond ring
Mighty pretty thing
I'm the one who saved and bought
bbowler <bbowler@bigelow.org>: Jun 20 01:08PM

On Sat, 18 Jun 2016 12:25:58 -0500, Mark Brader wrote:
> 1. Farts are normally 99% composed of non-smelly gases such as
> oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. The remaining 1% consists
> largely of what malodorous compound?
> 2. Farting is not to be confused with "eructation". What is *that*
> phenomenon commonly known as?
Belching (aka burping)
> 3. Some of the gases present in farts are flammable, although not
> all humans produce them. The flammable gases are specifically
> hydrogen and what greenhouse gas?
> the acoustic orifice? Hint: the same word also refers to the way
> brass and woodwind players apply the mouth to their instrument, so
> that it pertains to both flautists and flatulists.
> "achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them
> think". Name this *prize*, which was also formerly described as
> being for discoveries "that cannot, or should not, be reproduced".
The Ignobel prize

> 10. The slang term "queef" refers to the expulsion of air from
> which organ?
> also has 5 suburbs that are either adjacent to the city or nearly
> adjacent, and have at least 200,000 people each. Name *any one* of
> these.
> adjacent to the city and each have over 190,000 people according to
> the 2010 census. Name *any one* of the three. Hint: none of them are
> east of the city.
White Plains
> 4. This Canadian city's largest suburb, the District Municipality
> of Saanich, has more population than the city itself. Another suburb
> is Esquimalt. Name the city.
Yellow Knife
> to Washington. Like Washington itself, one of the two does not
> actually have the legal status of "city". Name *either*
> one of these two suburbs.
> 6. Boston also has about 600,000 residents. Of the suburbs that
> are adjacent to the city, the 5 largest have populations of at least
> 50,000 in the 2010 census. Name *any one* of them.
> with over 430,000.
> 9. Name the US city whose suburbs include Burbank, Glendale,
> Irvine, Pasadena, and Santa Ana.
Los Angeles
> 10. Name the US city whose suburbs include Aurora, Cicero, Evanston,
> Gary, and Naperville.
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