Mark Brader: > that were correct on that date... For further information see > my 2016-05-31 companion posting on "Questions from the Canadian > Inquisition (QFTCI*)".
The current-events game for this past season is over, and the winner is PETE GAYDE! Hearty congratulations, sir!
> dignified title) who dubbed the singing voices of such stars > as Natalie Wood, Marilyn Monroe, and Deborah Kerr, and who died > on July 24 at age 86?
Marni Nixon. 4 for Joshua, Pete, and Stephen.
> 2. The BC government recently imposed a tax on real estate purchases > by persons who are not citizens or permanent residents. The tax > is what percentage of a property's price?
15%. 4 for Stephen. 2 for Pete.
> the late Rob Ford claim he wanted to tear out in one of his > drunken videos, as per the account of a witness who said he > was there?
Future Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 4 for Peter and Stephen.
> 4. What is the title of the most recent installment in the Harry > Potter saga? It's the script of a play currently running in > London, and was released in book form on July 31.
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child". The last part was sufficient. 4 for Joshua, Erland, Pete, Peter, Dan Blum, Stephen, and Dan Tilque.
> Iraq, who have had a very public war of words with Donald Trump > since their appearance at the recent Democratic Convention? > Last name is enough.
Khizr and Ghazala Khan. 4 for everyone -- Joshua, Erland, Pete, Peter, Dan Blum, Stephen, Marc, and Dan Tilque.
> 6. The US centers for Disease Control recently began advising > pregnant women to avoid parts of which US city because of the > risk of the Zika virus?
Miami. 4 for everyone.
> 7. Who did Prime Minister Trudeau appoint as the chair of an > advisory committee to recommend potential Supreme Court justices?
Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell.
> 8. Name any one of the 5 players that the Toronto Blue Jays added > to their roster just before the August 1 trading deadline.
The possible answers I expected were Mike Bolsinger, Scott Feldman, Francisco Liriano, Reese McGuire, Harold Ramirez, which was already one more than was accepted at the original game. However, "just before" is a bit vague, and now that Melvin Upton Jr. has been called to my attention, I'm accepting him also. So, 4 for Pete.
> 9. Name either the men's or women's championship winner at the > 2016 Rogers Cup.
Novak Djokovic; Simona Halep. 4 for Pete and Stephen. 3 for Peter.
> 10. A recent Associated Press report looked at 25 scientific > studies and concluded that there was no strong evidence for > the effectiveness of what hygiene practice?
Flossing. 4 for everyone.
> 11. A Boeing 777 crash-landed on August 3, with no loss of life > to passengers or crew, though a firefighter died in the rescue. > Either name the airline or tell us where the crash occurred.
Emirates Airlines; Dubai, UAE. 4 for Erland, Pete, Peter, Dan Blum, and Stephen.
> 12. Why was a waiter in Sherbrooke, Quebec, arrested last week?
Told twice that a customer was allergic to seafood, he served him a dish containing salmon anyway. The customer almost died. 4 for Stephen.
> 13. Who is the Canadian publisher, bookseller, author, nationalist, > and politician who died last week at age 84?
> 14. What was the claim to fame of Marianne Ihlen, who died recently > at age 81?
Leonard Cohen wrote a song about her: "So Long, Marianne". 4 for Stephen.
> 15. Way to ruin it for the rest of us, Norway! What gift is Norway > considering giving Finland as a 100th birthday present?
A mountain peak, part of the mountain called Halti, which would become the tallest in Finland at 1,331_m (4,367_feet). (They would only have to move the border 40_m to do it.) Any reference to a transfer of land was acceptable. 4_for Erland, Pete, and_Stephen.
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I see that this post is from 1994 (seriously, was there even internet then?!) but I found it looking for something else. Just on the off chance that the OP will actually see this: Yes, indeed Smash Flops was really an album. We had it when I was a girl and I can still sing many of the songs by heart.
On Thursday, October 27, 1994 at 5:46:44 PM UTC-4, Wayne Hathaway wrote: