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* Game 4, Round 4 - Entertainment - Before Brangelina: Celebrity Power Couples
When it comes to celebrity power couples, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Here are 10 questions about entertaining couples who made an impact. Sorry, but *both people's names* are required for every question (as usual, surnames will suffice).
1. Those portmanteau names like the "Brangelina" in this round's title have been around for quite a while. In the late 1920s the press called this couple "Gilbo". Gilbo first met in 1926's "The Flesh and the Devil". Who were Gilbo?
2. Another famous portmanteau became the name of a TV production company -- one that brought us TV classics like "Mission: Impossible", "That Girl", and "The Untouchables". Name the couple.
3. She was a supermodel. He was a rock star. They married in 1992 and established themselves as the model of style and fashion.
4. In the years after their marriage in 1969, her fame and notoriety grew beyond a small group of art lovers. He grew as a solo musician. But it was also their political activities that gained them a lot of attention.
5. Also known for their political activities, these Oscar-winners were together for 26 years until their shocking break-up in 2009. Kevin Costner said they had "the type of courage that makes democracy work". Name the couple.
6. According to Forbes, this couple have a combined net worth of almost $1,000,000,000, and they're cozy with the President. Their relationship started 14 years ago after their musical collaboration on the song "'03 Bonnie & Clyde".
7. They met in 1952 and got married shortly after starring in "The Long Hot Summer". Over their 50 years of marriage, they enjoyed award-winning careers and devoted themselves to entrepreneurial and philanthropic activity.
8. They were married 16 years. She was born in Toronto. He was a swashbuckling hero. Together they founded United Artists.
9. Their on-again-off-again marriage was headline news in the 1960s and '70s. They began their affair on-set, married each other twice, and acted together in 11 films. A 68-carat diamond is named after them.
10. They were both at the peak of their film careers when she wrote him a fan letter in 1949. Over the next 8 years, they regularly made the headlines for extramarital affairs, an illegitimate child, even condemnation from HUAC. Of course all this made them very popular in Europe, where he directed her in 5 of his movies.
* Game 4, Round 6 - History - The Tudors
In this round, when you're naming a person, unless indicated otherwise a single name is not a sufficient answer. You must give a first name and regnal number, a first and last name, a first name and soubriquet, etc. as applicable.
1. Henry, Earl of Richmond, established the Tudor dynasty by defeating Richard III at *which seminal English battle*?
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3. Henry VIII was a second son. His older brother was destined to be king but instead died young. What was his *first name*?
4. <answer 3> had been married to the daughter of the King of Spain. Afterwards, she was remarried -- to Henry VIII. What was her name?
5. Henry VII also made a dynastic marriage, with the Scots, to try to calm the northern border. His daughter was married to James IV. What was her *first name*?
6. This man was Henry VIII's chief counselor for the first 20 years of his reign, the Archbishop of York, and a cardinal of the Catholic Church. He helped engineer the annulment of Henry's marriage to <answer 4>. Give his *surname*.
7. Which of Henry VIII's six wives was the mother of Elizabeth I?
8. Who was the last of Henry VIII's wives?
9. Which of his children immediately succeeded Henry VIII?
10. When <answer 9> was dying young, he signed a document naming as his heir a teenage great-niece of Henry VII, favored by his council of regency in preference to Henry VIII's daughters. This process was quickly disputed and the putative queen was deposed and executed. She became known as "the 9-day queen". Who was she?
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> 2. Name the legendary Leafs defenseman whose overtime goal secured > the 1951 Cup. It was the last goal he scored, as he died later > that year in a plane crash.
And, as you should remember because I've posted a link to this photo a couple of times before, after taking *his* shot he *also* found himself in a similar situation: http://i.imgur.com/yj2i7YL.jpg
(That's the referee standing near the net, wearing a necktie and sweater; zebra stripes weren't introduced until 1955.)
> 3. The longest Cup-winning game in hockey history was decided > at 14:51 of triple overtime. What was controversial about Brett > Hull's goal, which won the 1999 Stanley Cup for the Dallas Stars?
His skate was in the goal crease. 4 for Pete. 3 for Gareth.
The wording and application of the rule on disallowing a goal for this reason had been changed that season, and was rather confusing. Here's a comment on the controversy, which I think has it about right: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/343121-anykey
In response to the controversy, The following season the rule was changed again. Now the determining factor is no longer the position or path of the attacking player; it's whether or not, while within the crease, he interfered with the goalie's ability to defend the goalmouth.
> 4. Which Colorado Avalanche star holds the career record for most > playoff overtime winners, with 8?
> international tournament to be decided by an added-time goal > goes by the name of Éder. For what country's team did he score > the decisive goal?
Portugal. (UEFA Euro 2016. Éder is a nickname for Ederzito António Macedo Lopes.) 4 for Gareth, Peter, Erland, and Pete.
> shootout ensues. The 2016 men's Olympic soccer gold medal was > decided by shootout. Name the Brazilian star who scored the > shootout winner.
Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. "Neymar" was sufficient. 4 for Gareth, Peter, Erland, and Pete.
> conference championships have. The longest NFL playoff game was > played on Christmas Day, 1971. At 7:40 of double overtime, the > winning field goal was kicked by Garo Yepremian. For which team?
Miami Dolphins. 4 for Marc, Don, Joshua, and Pete.
> final score of 23-17. 15 of the players and coaches involved > in the game became Hall of Famers, including Raymond Berry and > Frank Gifford. Name *either* of the teams involved.
New York Giants, Baltimore Colts. 4 for Dan Blum, Marc, Peter, Dan Tilque, Joshua, and Pete. 3 for Gareth.
> starting pitcher and bullpen threw up 9 innings of shutout, > but the Twins' starter went 10 innings for the win. Name either > of the starters.
John Smoltz, Jack Morris (respectively). 4 for Gareth, Don, and Pete.
> innings, the most recent in 1997, when a flubbed ball by Tony > Fernandez in the 11th inning set the stage for Edgar Renteria's > series-winning RBI. Name either team.
Florida Marlins (winners), Cleveland Indians. 4 for Gareth, Don, and Pete.
Of course, since our original game it's happened a 5th time -- with Cleveland losing again, last year, in the 10th inning of Game 7, to the Chicago Cubs.
> From the description in English, give the French term.
> 1. A person who attempts to provoke suspected individuals or groups > into committing unlawful acts.
Agent provocateur. 4 for Gareth, Dan Blum, Marc, Peter, Don, and Joshua. 3 for Dan Tilque and Pete.
> 2. A military officer who serves as a personal assistant to a > higher-ranking officer.
Aide-de-camp. 4 for Gareth, Dan Blum, Marc, Peter, Don, Dan Tilque, and Joshua.
> 3. Conversant or informed. Also, in British usage, familiar.
Au courant, or au fait. 4 for Gareth, Dan Blum, Don, Dan Tilque, and Joshua.
> 4. Innovative, especially in the arts.
Avant-garde. 4 for Gareth, Don, Joshua, and Pete.
> 5. A person who works for a family (cleaning and/or teaching the > children) in exchange for room and board.
Au pair. 4 for Gareth, Dan Blum, Marc, Peter, Don, Dan Tilque, Joshua, and Pete.
> 6. Someone who lives well, who knows how to enjoy life.
Bon vivant. 4 for Dan Blum, Marc, Peter, Don, Dan Tilque, Joshua, and Pete.
> 7. Sculpture that is only slightly more prominent than its > background.
Bas-relief. 4 for Marc, Peter, Don, Dan Tilque, Joshua, and Pete.
> 8. The golden age of art and culture in France in the early 20th > century.
Belle Époque. I reluctantly accepted "Belle Epoch" for full points since a non-French-speaker might render "Époque" with the same sound as "Epoch". 4 for Marc, Don, Joshua, and Pete.
> 9. Love letter -- literally a "sweet note".
Billet-doux. 4 for Gareth, Marc, Don, and Joshua.
> 10. A substitute or replacement diplomat, specifically in the > absence of the ambassador.
Chargé d'affaires. 4 for Marc, Peter, Erland, Don, and Joshua.
Scores, if there are no errors:
GAME 4 ROUNDS-> 2 3 TOTALS TOPICS-> Spo Lit Don Piven 16 40 56 Pete Gayde 32 23 55 Gareth Owen 26 24 50 Joshua Kreitzer 8 40 48 Marc Dashevsky 12 32 44 Peter Smyth 12 24 36 Dan Tilque 4 23 27 Dan Blum 4 20 24 Erland Sommarskog 8 4 12
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---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #360 Recordings #01-25 were from 1955 through 1969 Due 5:00 PM EST (GMT-5) on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Should've seen her eyes when the band began to play And the famous singers sang and bowed away When the star performed she screamed and yelled "hooray" #01)
Every time we kiss, I get that feelin' Every time we simply meet When I see her smile, I get that feelin' 'Cause my baby looks so sweet #02)
But I tell you, he really knocked me dead So I don't quite remember exactly what he said I just stood there and I shook my head #03)
Sweeter than wine Softer than the summer night Everything I want, I have Whenever I hold you tight #04)
Oh love, oh love, oh love (oh love) Why you wanna go away and leave me here to cry? When you knew that I would miss you But oh baby, if you please, please come back to me I apologize if I ever made you cry #05)
He's light and fragile, and feathered sky blue So thin and graceful, the sun shines through #06)
All the thrills I had missed Shone bright in your eyes Then softly we kissed What a sweet surprise #07)
Oh, squeeze her real gentle Gotta make her feel good Tell her that you love her Like you know you should #08)
I found I couldn't sleep at night And when I found her gone from sight Found out I loved her #09)
Well, I'm too old for girls and I'm too young for women I've looked all around, and my hopes are a-dimmin' I feel like a fish not allowed any swimmin' #10)
I thought I'd grow up gracefully I'd understand my woman thoroughly But the more I see (but the more I see) The more I see there is to see, there is to see #11)
One night with you is like heaven And so, while I'm walkin' the floor I listen for steps in the hallway And wait for your knock on my door #12)
Reasoned verse, some prose or rhyme Lose themselves in other times And waiting hopes cast silent spells That speak in clouded clues It cannot be a part of me For now it's part of you #13)
Now that you set me free There's no regret for me There's someone new In place of you #14)
My only desire Is loving you eternally For no, no other love Could ever mean so much to me #15)
Baby, baby, when you do the fly Your arms are wasted waving in the sky Come on and hold me like a lover should #16)
A heart is just a heart Nothing more, nothing less, just a heart Until the day that love comes to stay forever #17)
Every night, I'll pound the pillow Feeling weepy as a willow When my room is cold and still, oh How I yearn for your return #18)
Make up some words that are all in rhyme Words that will live 'til the end of time #19)
Every time your lips meet mine, now, baby Baby, baby, you bring much joy within Don't let this feeling end Let it go on and on and on, now, baby #20)
Last night and night before Twenty-four robbers at my door I got up and let 'em in Hit 'em in the head with a rolling pin #21)
There are times in this life of mine I think that the sun forgot how to shine But as long as you're always there It don't bother me, 'cause why should I care #22)
He walks by my side and I dance on air I find he's a kind of a special guy (my heart can't be wrong) I kiss him and I know why (my life is a song) He's so marvelous, no one can compare #23)
Looked at them start to block this house Somebody hollered, hey boy I heard you rock! Police is standin' at the door People see 'em dancin' all over the floor #24)
Ah, when we said goodbye, love Was it just a game, yeah? When I gave you my love Was it all in vain? #25)
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I loved you in the morning Our kisses deep and warm Your hair upon the pillow Like a sleepy golden storm #T1)
We might as well be apart It hardly matters, we sleep separately And drop a smile passin' in the hall But there's no laughs left, 'cause we laughed 'em all #T2)
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