Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 14 updates in 3 topics

Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Jun 26 04:09PM -0700

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 8:53:15 AM UTC+10, Calvin wrote:
 
> 1 Which 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical features the songs "Shall We Dance?" and "Getting to Know You"?
 
The King and I
 
> 2 The films Cool Runnings and Eddie the Eagle were both set during which Winter Olympics? [Year or city]
 
Calgary / 1988
 
> 3 Fred Trueman represented which country in international cricket?
 
England
 
> 4 Which Danish word has been variously translated as cosiness, wellbeing, the art of intimacy, and the absence of annoyance?
 
Hygge
And note the judicious use of the Oxford comma!
 
> 5 Which chess piece is known as a Cavalier in French?
 
Knight
 
> 6 Which famous author sometimes adopted the pen-name Boz?
 
Charles Dickens
 
> 7 Which fruit flavours Framboise liqueur?
 
Raspberry
 
> 8 Which major conflict ran from 1853-56?
 
Crimean war
 
> 9 A popular tourist attraction, the Ring of Kerry is located in which country?
 
[Republic of] Ireland
 
> 10 In the Tour de France, which rider wears the green jersey?
 
The leading sprinter
No-one got this. See http://www.topendsports.com/events/tour-de-france/jerseys.htm
 
 
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 Q10 TOTAL TB Quiz 491
1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 8 45 Gareth Owen
0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 7 40 Peter Smyth
1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 7 46 Chris Johnson
1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 6 40 Mark Brader
1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 5 35 Pete Gayde
1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 5 35 Marc Dashevsky
0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 36 Dan Blum
0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 24 Erland S
0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 4 28 Bruce Bowler
- - - - - - - - - - --- ----------
5 5 2 3 8 7 6 6 9 0 51 57%
 
Congratulations Gareth.
 
cheers,
calvin
Gareth Owen <gwowen@gmail.com>: Jun 27 06:28AM +0100


>> 10 In the Tour de France, which rider wears the green jersey?
 
> The leading sprinter
> No-one got this. See
 
Because it's not right.
 
The green jersey goes to the leader of the Points competition (which is
usually, but not always, the top sprinter). You get points for high
finishes on stages (more points for flat stages) and in intermediate
sprints, which favours people who finish at the very front on the many
flat stages.
 
As someone noted (sorry, forgot who) Peter Sagan has won it recently,
and he's not an outright sprinter in the Mark Cavendish mould, but a
good-enough sprinter with a talent for getting into break-aways who can
hold it together in the mountains. (And a penchant for popping wheelies,
honest intervies, a sequence of terrible haircuts and coming second on
stages). Peter Sagan is the man. But I digress.
 
> http://www.topendsports.com/events/tour-de-france/jerseys.htm
 
http://www.letour.fr/le-tour/2016/us/the-jerseys-of-the-tour.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Points_classification_in_the_Tour_de_France
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Jun 26 11:07PM -0700

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 3:28:23 PM UTC+10, Gareth Owen wrote:
 
> Because it's not right.
 
> The green jersey goes to the leader of the Points competition (which is
> usually, but not always, the top sprinter).
 
Yes, I was just simplifying things. I would have accepted any answer that contained sprint.
 
Points alone is not specific enough as the polka dot is also awarded on a points basis.
 
cheers,
calvin
gwowen@gmail.com: Jun 27 04:04AM -0700

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 7:07:35 AM UTC+1, Calvin wrote:
 
> Points alone is not specific enough as the polka dot is also awarded on a points basis.
 
Sure it is (as is the FA Premier League and my local dominoes league).
 
But the green jersey competition is *called* the Points Classification. That's the correct name of the competition for which the green jersey is awarded. It's not a description, it's the name of the competition.
 
The person who is winning it is called the leader of the Points Classification.
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Jun 26 04:12PM -0700

1 Which US state is home to the Vikings (NFL), Twins (MLB), and Timberwolves (NBA) sports teams?
2 Irene Heron, Montague Dartie and Prosper Profond are characters from which John Galsworthy trilogy?
3 Aboard which ship did Jason search for the golden fleece?
4 Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck co-starred in which 1962 psychological thriller?
5 Tom Cruise's breakout role came as Joel Goodson in which 1983 Paul Brickman film?
6 Which foodstuff is extracted from the root of the cassava plant which is native to Brazil?
7 Which letter of the alphabet transforms an Italian luxury fashion house into a Russian newspaper?
8 Which royal is currently the Duke of York?
9 Which hit song of 1968 includes the following line: "I'll be sittin' when the evenin' comes"?
10 Which 8 letter word is both a Beatles' album and a Cluedo murder weapon?
 
cheers,
calvin
swp <stephen.w.perry@gmail.com>: Jun 26 06:33PM -0700

On Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7:12:24 PM UTC-4, Calvin wrote:
> 1 Which US state is home to the Vikings (NFL), Twins (MLB), and Timberwolves (NBA) sports teams?
 
minnesota
 
> 2 Irene Heron, Montague Dartie and Prosper Profond are characters from which John Galsworthy trilogy?
 
the forsyte saga
 
> 3 Aboard which ship did Jason search for the golden fleece?
 
argo
 
> 4 Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck co-starred in which 1962 psychological thriller?
 
cape fear
 
> 5 Tom Cruise's breakout role came as Joel Goodson in which 1983 Paul Brickman film?
 
risky business
 
> 6 Which foodstuff is extracted from the root of the cassava plant which is native to Brazil?
 
garri
 
> 7 Which letter of the alphabet transforms an Italian luxury fashion house into a Russian newspaper?
 
v
 
> 8 Which royal is currently the Duke of York?
 
prince andrew
 
> 9 Which hit song of 1968 includes the following line: "I'll be sittin' when the evenin' comes"?
 
(sittin on) the dock of the bay
 
> 10 Which 8 letter word is both a Beatles' album and a Cluedo murder weapon?
 
revolver
 
 
swp who was inspired to enter by Calvin's judicious use of the oxford comma in the previous contest
Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Jun 27 12:58AM -0500

In article <1b505cef-676b-4a60-8f24-9b63ce06e578@googlegroups.com>, 334152@gmail.com says...
 
> 1 Which US state is home to the Vikings (NFL), Twins (MLB), and Timberwolves (NBA) sports teams?
Minnesota
 
> 2 Irene Heron, Montague Dartie and Prosper Profond are characters from which John Galsworthy trilogy?
> 3 Aboard which ship did Jason search for the golden fleece?
Argo
 
> 4 Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck co-starred in which 1962 psychological thriller?
Cape Fear
 
> 5 Tom Cruise's breakout role came as Joel Goodson in which 1983 Paul Brickman film?
Risky Business
 
> 6 Which foodstuff is extracted from the root of the cassava plant which is native to Brazil?
tapioca
 
> 7 Which letter of the alphabet transforms an Italian luxury fashion house into a Russian newspaper?
V
 
> 8 Which royal is currently the Duke of York?
> 9 Which hit song of 1968 includes the following line: "I'll be sittin' when the evenin' comes"?
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
 
> 10 Which 8 letter word is both a Beatles' album and a Cluedo murder weapon?
revolver
 
 
--
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msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Jun 27 01:31AM -0500

"Calvin":
> 1 Which US state is home to the Vikings (NFL), Twins (MLB), and
> Timberwolves (NBA) sports teams?
 
Minnesota.
 
> 2 Irene Heron, Montague Dartie and Prosper Profond are characters
> from which John Galsworthy trilogy?
> 3 Aboard which ship did Jason search for the golden fleece?
 
The Argo -- hence the football team.
 
> 4 Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck co-starred in which 1962
> psychological thriller?
 
"Cape Fear".
 
> 5 Tom Cruise's breakout role came as Joel Goodson in which 1983
> Paul Brickman film?
 
"Risky Business".
 
> 6 Which foodstuff is extracted from the root of the cassava plant
> which is native to Brazil?
 
Tapioca?
 
> 7 Which letter of the alphabet transforms an Italian luxury
> fashion house into a Russian newspaper?
 
V.
 
> 8 Which royal is currently the Duke of York?
 
Prince Edward?
 
> 9 Which hit song of 1968 includes the following line: "I'll be
> sittin' when the evenin' comes"?
 
"Dock of the Bay".
 
> 10 Which 8 letter word is both a Beatles' album and a Cluedo
> murder weapon?
 
"Revolver". Or to some, "Revolverdo". :-)
--
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Toronto | One of the rating codes is M for "mature", but there
msb@vex.net | isn't any corresponding "I" code... --Peter Moylan
 
My text in this article is in the public domain.
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Jun 27 06:55AM

> 1 Which US state is home to the Vikings (NFL), Twins (MLB), and
> Timberwolves (NBA) sports teams?
 
Minnesota? (But in such case, why did you leave out the Wild?)
 
> 7 Which letter of the alphabet transforms an Italian luxury fashion
> house into a Russian newspaper?
 
B (alright, V for the Cyrillic-impaired)
 
> 10 Which 8 letter word is both a Beatles' album and a Cluedo murder
> weapon?
 
Revolver
 
--
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Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Jun 27 01:06AM -0700

Calvin wrote:
> 1 Which US state is home to the Vikings (NFL), Twins (MLB), and Timberwolves (NBA) sports teams?
 
Minnesota
 
> 2 Irene Heron, Montague Dartie and Prosper Profond are characters from which John Galsworthy trilogy?
> 3 Aboard which ship did Jason search for the golden fleece?
 
Argo
 
> 4 Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck co-starred in which 1962 psychological thriller?
> 5 Tom Cruise's breakout role came as Joel Goodson in which 1983 Paul Brickman film?
> 6 Which foodstuff is extracted from the root of the cassava plant which is native to Brazil?
 
tapioca
 
> 7 Which letter of the alphabet transforms an Italian luxury fashion house into a Russian newspaper?
 
s
 
> 8 Which royal is currently the Duke of York?
 
Prince Andrew
 
> 9 Which hit song of 1968 includes the following line: "I'll be sittin' when the evenin' comes"?
 
Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding
 
> 10 Which 8 letter word is both a Beatles' album and a Cluedo murder weapon?
 
revolver
 
--
Dan Tilque
Bruce <bbowler@bigelow.org>: Jun 26 01:37PM

On Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:23:33 -0500, Mark Brader wrote:
 
> is sort of the point.
 
> 1. 1994, prison drama: "Dreams of Liberty" (Latin America),
> "The Condemned" (Germany), "Life Imprisonment" (Spain).
 
Shawshank Redemption?
 
> (France).
 
> 4. 1966, Western: "Two Glorious Scoundrels" (Austria), "Three Men
> in Conflict" (Brazil), "The Magnificent Rogues" (United Kingdom).
 
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
 
> (Brazil).
 
> 8. 1978, musical: "Vaseline" (Mexico), "Brilliantine" (French
> Canada), "Pomade" (Hungary).
 
Grease
 
 
> 10. 2000, crime comedy: "Pigs and Diamonds" (Latin America,
> Germany), "Bully" (Bulgaria), "Bluff" (Hungary).
 
> * Game 6, Round 3 - Geography - Los Angeles Movie Locations
 
I got nothing...
Pete Gayde <pagrsg@wowway.com>: Jun 26 04:52PM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:r-idnR5wsrYosdLEnZ2dnUU7-
> after all, that is sort of the point.
 
> 1. 1994, prison drama: "Dreams of Liberty" (Latin America),
> "The Condemned" (Germany), "Life Imprisonment" (Spain).
 
Shawshank Redemption
 
 
> 2. 1994, neo-noir black comedy: "Violent Times" (Latin America),
> "Wastepaper" (Georgia), "Trash" (Slovenia).
 
Pulp Fiction
 
> (Czech Republic), "Source" (Slovenia).
 
> 6. 2009, comedy: "What Happened Yesterday"? (Argentina), "Very
> Bad Trip" (France), "If You Drink, Do Not Marry" (Brazil).
 
Bachelor Party
 
 
> 7. 1977, romantic comedy: "Two Strange Lovers" (Argentina),
> "The City Neurotic" (Germany), "Neurotic Fiancée, Nervous Bride"
> (Brazil).
 
Annie Hall
 
 
> 8. 1978, musical: "Vaseline" (Mexico), "Brilliantine" (French
> Canada), "Pomade" (Hungary).
 
Hairspray
 
 
> 1. William Holden is a scriptwriter in this 1950 movie and is
> found floating in a swimming pool in a mansion located on this
> famous street.
 
Mulholland Drive
 
 
> 9. Quentin Tarantino's 1997 adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Rum
> Punch" is set in the gritty South Bay region of L.A. and stars
> Pam Grier.
 
Reservoir Dogs
 
> Brothers back lot, was directed by Howard Hawks from a Raymond
> Chandler novel. It is perhaps more shadowy and dreamlike than
> plot-driven. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
 
Pete Gayde
Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Jun 26 03:56PM -0500

In article <r-idnR5wsrYosdLEnZ2dnUU7-I3NnZ2d@giganews.com>, msb@vex.net says...
> after all, that is sort of the point.
 
> 1. 1994, prison drama: "Dreams of Liberty" (Latin America),
> "The Condemned" (Germany), "Life Imprisonment" (Spain).
Shawwshank Redemption
 
 
> 7. 1977, romantic comedy: "Two Strange Lovers" (Argentina),
> "The City Neurotic" (Germany), "Neurotic Fiancée, Nervous Bride"
> (Brazil).
Annie Hall
 
> 8. 1978, musical: "Vaseline" (Mexico), "Brilliantine" (French
> Canada), "Pomade" (Hungary).
Grease
 
> 9. 2004, science fiction drama: "Forget Me Not!" (Austria), "Forget
> About Me!" (Spain), "If You Leave Me, I Delete You" (Italy).
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
 
 
> 1. William Holden is a scriptwriter in this 1950 movie and is
> found floating in a swimming pool in a mansion located on this
> famous street.
Sunset Boulevard
 
> 2. Lana Turner was reputed to have been "discovered" in *which
> iconic L.A. pharmacy*?
Schwab's
 
> 3. Directed by David Lynch, this 2001 surrealistic thriller is
> about an amnesiac woman who seeks help finding her life with
> an aspiring actress.
Wild At Heart
 
> West's bitter novel of down-and-outs in the movie world. It ends
> with a horrifying scene in an apocalyptic movie premier set at
> Grauman's Chinese Theater and stars Donald Sutherland.
Day of the Locust
 
 
> 6. Set in South Central L.A., this 1991 teen gang drama stars
> Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Angela Bassett; it was directed
> by John Singleton.
Boyz 'N The Hood
 
> as a deadly counterfeiter and William Peterson as the compromised
> cop. It also features a terrorist attack at the Beverly Hilton
> and a wrong-way car chase on the Terminal Island Freeway.
To Live And Die in L.A. [really, really good film]
 
 
> 9. Quentin Tarantino's 1997 adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Rum
> Punch" is set in the gritty South Bay region of L.A. and stars
> Pam Grier.
Jackie Brown [really, really good film]
 
> Brothers back lot, was directed by Howard Hawks from a Raymond
> Chandler novel. It is perhaps more shadowy and dreamlike than
> plot-driven. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
The Big Sleep
 
 
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Jason Kreitzer <jk71875@gmail.com>: Jun 26 03:31PM -0700

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:23:38 PM UTC-4, Mark Brader wrote:
> after all, that is sort of the point.
 
> 1. 1994, prison drama: "Dreams of Liberty" (Latin America),
> "The Condemned" (Germany), "Life Imprisonment" (Spain).
"The Shawshank Redemption"
> 2. 1994, neo-noir black comedy: "Violent Times" (Latin America),
> "Wastepaper" (Georgia), "Trash" (Slovenia).
"Pulp Fiction"
> (France).
 
> 4. 1966, Western: "Two Glorious Scoundrels" (Austria), "Three Men
> in Conflict" (Brazil), "The Magnificent Rogues" (United Kingdom).
"The Good The Bad and the Ugly"
> 5. 2010, science fiction: "The Origin" (Latin America), "Beginning"
> (Czech Republic), "Source" (Slovenia).
"Avatar"?
> 6. 2009, comedy: "What Happened Yesterday"? (Argentina), "Very
> Bad Trip" (France), "If You Drink, Do Not Marry" (Brazil).
"The Hangover"
> 7. 1977, romantic comedy: "Two Strange Lovers" (Argentina),
> "The City Neurotic" (Germany), "Neurotic Fiancée, Nervous Bride"
> (Brazil).
"Annie Hall"
> 8. 1978, musical: "Vaseline" (Mexico), "Brilliantine" (French
> Canada), "Pomade" (Hungary).
"Grease"
> 9. 2004, science fiction drama: "Forget Me Not!" (Austria), "Forget
> About Me!" (Spain), "If You Leave Me, I Delete You" (Italy).
"Memento"
 
> 1. William Holden is a scriptwriter in this 1950 movie and is
> found floating in a swimming pool in a mansion located on this
> famous street.
"Sunset Boulevard"
 
> 3. Directed by David Lynch, this 2001 surrealistic thriller is
> about an amnesiac woman who seeks help finding her life with
> an aspiring actress.
"Mulholland Drive"
 
> 6. Set in South Central L.A., this 1991 teen gang drama stars
> Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Angela Bassett; it was directed
> by John Singleton.
"Boyz N The Hood"
> as a deadly counterfeiter and William Peterson as the compromised
> cop. It also features a terrorist attack at the Beverly Hilton
> and a wrong-way car chase on the Terminal Island Freeway.
"8 Million Ways to Die"?
> of this essential piece of L.A. fiction has Robert Downey, Jr.,
> as a whacked-out drug addict among the swimming pools of L.A.,
> from Bel Air to Malibu.
"Less Than Zero"
> 9. Quentin Tarantino's 1997 adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Rum
> Punch" is set in the gritty South Bay region of L.A. and stars
> Pam Grier.
"Jackie Brown"
> Brothers back lot, was directed by Howard Hawks from a Raymond
> Chandler novel. It is perhaps more shadowy and dreamlike than
> plot-driven. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
"The Maltese Falcon"
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 9 updates in 2 topics

swp <stephen.w.perry@gmail.com>: Jun 25 08:17AM -0700

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:23:38 PM UTC-4, Mark Brader wrote:
> These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2017-02-27,
> and should be interpreted accordingly.
 
noted ; I am doing these now while I have the chance, and on the off chance that Mark will bring back a rare entries contest so that everyone else can kick my ass there again.
 
 
> * Game 6, Round 2 - Entertainment - Foreign Movie Titles
 
> 1. 1994, prison drama: "Dreams of Liberty" (Latin America),
> "The Condemned" (Germany), "Life Imprisonment" (Spain).
 
the shawshank redemption
 
> 2. 1994, neo-noir black comedy: "Violent Times" (Latin America),
> "Wastepaper" (Georgia), "Trash" (Slovenia).
 
pulp fiction
 
> 3. 1997, romantic comedy: "Something has Changed" (Italy), "Better
> is Impossible" (Latin America), "For the Worst and for the Best"
> (France).
 
as good as it gets
 
> 4. 1966, Western: "Two Glorious Scoundrels" (Austria), "Three Men
> in Conflict" (Brazil), "The Magnificent Rogues" (United Kingdom).
 
the good, the bad, and the ugly
 
> 5. 2010, science fiction: "The Origin" (Latin America), "Beginning"
> (Czech Republic), "Source" (Slovenia).
 
inception
 
> 6. 2009, comedy: "What Happened Yesterday"? (Argentina), "Very
> Bad Trip" (France), "If You Drink, Do Not Marry" (Brazil).
 
the hangover
 
> 7. 1977, romantic comedy: "Two Strange Lovers" (Argentina),
> "The City Neurotic" (Germany), "Neurotic Fiancée, Nervous Bride"
> (Brazil).
 
annie hall
 
> 8. 1978, musical: "Vaseline" (Mexico), "Brilliantine" (French
> Canada), "Pomade" (Hungary).
 
grease
 
> 9. 2004, science fiction drama: "Forget Me Not!" (Austria), "Forget
> About Me!" (Spain), "If You Leave Me, I Delete You" (Italy).
 
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
 
> 10. 2000, crime comedy: "Pigs and Diamonds" (Latin America,
> Germany), "Bully" (Bulgaria), "Bluff" (Hungary).
 
snatch
 
 
 
> 1. William Holden is a scriptwriter in this 1950 movie and is
> found floating in a swimming pool in a mansion located on this
> famous street.
 
sunset boulevard
 
> 2. Lana Turner was reputed to have been "discovered" in *which
> iconic L.A. pharmacy*?
 
top hat malt shop
 
> 3. Directed by David Lynch, this 2001 surrealistic thriller is
> about an amnesiac woman who seeks help finding her life with
> an aspiring actress.
 
mulholland drive
 
> West's bitter novel of down-and-outs in the movie world. It ends
> with a horrifying scene in an apocalyptic movie premier set at
> Grauman's Chinese Theater and stars Donald Sutherland.
 
the day of the locust [note: for certain values of "Grauman's"]
 
> was inspired by the actions following the real-life closing of
> Pandora's Box, a tiny hippy club. It seeks to capture youthful
> rebellion, LSD culture, and garage rock.
 
riot on sunset strip
 
> 6. Set in South Central L.A., this 1991 teen gang drama stars
> Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Angela Bassett; it was directed
> by John Singleton.
 
boyz n the hood
 
> as a deadly counterfeiter and William Peterson as the compromised
> cop. It also features a terrorist attack at the Beverly Hilton
> and a wrong-way car chase on the Terminal Island Freeway.
 
to live and die in l.a.
 
> of this essential piece of L.A. fiction has Robert Downey, Jr.,
> as a whacked-out drug addict among the swimming pools of L.A.,
> from Bel Air to Malibu.
 
less than zero
 
> 9. Quentin Tarantino's 1997 adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Rum
> Punch" is set in the gritty South Bay region of L.A. and stars
> Pam Grier.
 
jackie brown
 
> Brothers back lot, was directed by Howard Hawks from a Raymond
> Chandler novel. It is perhaps more shadowy and dreamlike than
> plot-driven. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
 
the big sleep
 
 
swp
tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Jun 25 08:29PM


> * Game 6, Round 2 - Entertainment - Foreign Movie Titles
 
> 1. 1994, prison drama: "Dreams of Liberty" (Latin America),
> "The Condemned" (Germany), "Life Imprisonment" (Spain).
 
The Shawshank Redemption
 
> 2. 1994, neo-noir black comedy: "Violent Times" (Latin America),
> "Wastepaper" (Georgia), "Trash" (Slovenia).
 
Pulp Fiction
 
> 3. 1997, romantic comedy: "Something has Changed" (Italy), "Better
> is Impossible" (Latin America), "For the Worst and for the Best"
> (France).
 
Sleepless in Seattle
 
> 4. 1966, Western: "Two Glorious Scoundrels" (Austria), "Three Men
> in Conflict" (Brazil), "The Magnificent Rogues" (United Kingdom).
 
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
 
> 6. 2009, comedy: "What Happened Yesterday"? (Argentina), "Very
> Bad Trip" (France), "If You Drink, Do Not Marry" (Brazil).
 
The Hangover
 
> 7. 1977, romantic comedy: "Two Strange Lovers" (Argentina),
> "The City Neurotic" (Germany), "Neurotic Fianc?e, Nervous Bride"
> (Brazil).
 
Annie Hall
 
> 8. 1978, musical: "Vaseline" (Mexico), "Brilliantine" (French
> Canada), "Pomade" (Hungary).
 
Hair!
 
> 9. 2004, science fiction drama: "Forget Me Not!" (Austria), "Forget
> About Me!" (Spain), "If You Leave Me, I Delete You" (Italy).
 
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
 
 
 
> 1. William Holden is a scriptwriter in this 1950 movie and is
> found floating in a swimming pool in a mansion located on this
> famous street.
 
Sunset Boulevard
 
> 3. Directed by David Lynch, this 2001 surrealistic thriller is
> about an amnesiac woman who seeks help finding her life with
> an aspiring actress.
 
Mulholland Drive
 
> West's bitter novel of down-and-outs in the movie world. It ends
> with a horrifying scene in an apocalyptic movie premier set at
> Grauman's Chinese Theater and stars Donald Sutherland.
 
Sunset Strip
 
> 6. Set in South Central L.A., this 1991 teen gang drama stars
> Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Angela Bassett; it was directed
> by John Singleton.
 
Boyz n the Hood
 
> as a deadly counterfeiter and William Peterson as the compromised
> cop. It also features a terrorist attack at the Beverly Hilton
> and a wrong-way car chase on the Terminal Island Freeway.
 
To Live and Die in L.A.
 
(Peterson is technically a Secret Service agent, not a cop.)
 
> of this essential piece of L.A. fiction has Robert Downey, Jr.,
> as a whacked-out drug addict among the swimming pools of L.A.,
> from Bel Air to Malibu.
 
Bright Lights, Big City
 
> 9. Quentin Tarantino's 1997 adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Rum
> Punch" is set in the gritty South Bay region of L.A. and stars
> Pam Grier.
 
Jackie Brown
 
> Brothers back lot, was directed by Howard Hawks from a Raymond
> Chandler novel. It is perhaps more shadowy and dreamlike than
> plot-driven. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
 
The Big Sleep
 
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Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Jun 25 07:14PM -0700

On Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 1:23:38 PM UTC+10, Mark Brader wrote:
 
 
> after all, that is sort of the point.
 
> 1. 1994, prison drama: "Dreams of Liberty" (Latin America),
> "The Condemned" (Germany), "Life Imprisonment" (Spain).
 
The Shawshank Redemption
 
> 2. 1994, neo-noir black comedy: "Violent Times" (Latin America),
> "Wastepaper" (Georgia), "Trash" (Slovenia).
 
Reservoir Dogs

> 3. 1997, romantic comedy: "Something has Changed" (Italy), "Better
> is Impossible" (Latin America), "For the Worst and for the Best"
> (France).
 
Three Weddings and a Funeral
 
> 4. 1966, Western: "Two Glorious Scoundrels" (Austria), "Three Men
> in Conflict" (Brazil), "The Magnificent Rogues" (United Kingdom).
 
The Good, The bad and The Ugly
 
> 5. 2010, science fiction: "The Origin" (Latin America), "Beginning"
> (Czech Republic), "Source" (Slovenia).
 
Avatar

> 6. 2009, comedy: "What Happened Yesterday"? (Argentina), "Very
> Bad Trip" (France), "If You Drink, Do Not Marry" (Brazil).
 
The Hangover
 
> 7. 1977, romantic comedy: "Two Strange Lovers" (Argentina),
> "The City Neurotic" (Germany), "Neurotic Fiancée, Nervous Bride"
> (Brazil).
 
Annie Hall

> 8. 1978, musical: "Vaseline" (Mexico), "Brilliantine" (French
> Canada), "Pomade" (Hungary).
 
Hair, Cabaret

> 9. 2004, science fiction drama: "Forget Me Not!" (Austria), "Forget
> About Me!" (Spain), "If You Leave Me, I Delete You" (Italy).
 
Total Recall

> 10. 2000, crime comedy: "Pigs and Diamonds" (Latin America,
> Germany), "Bully" (Bulgaria), "Bluff" (Hungary).
 
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; Snatch


 
> 1. William Holden is a scriptwriter in this 1950 movie and is
> found floating in a swimming pool in a mansion located on this
> famous street.
 
Sunset Boulevard
 
> Brothers back lot, was directed by Howard Hawks from a Raymond
> Chandler novel. It is perhaps more shadowy and dreamlike than
> plot-driven. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
 
The Maltese Falcon
 
cheers,
calvin
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Jun 25 09:38PM -0700

Mark Brader wrote:
> after all, that is sort of the point.
 
> 1. 1994, prison drama: "Dreams of Liberty" (Latin America),
> "The Condemned" (Germany), "Life Imprisonment" (Spain).
 
Shankshaw Redemption
 
 
> 2. 1994, neo-noir black comedy: "Violent Times" (Latin America),
> "Wastepaper" (Georgia), "Trash" (Slovenia).
 
The Usual Suspects
 
> (France).
 
> 4. 1966, Western: "Two Glorious Scoundrels" (Austria), "Three Men
> in Conflict" (Brazil), "The Magnificent Rogues" (United Kingdom).
 
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
 
> (Brazil).
 
> 8. 1978, musical: "Vaseline" (Mexico), "Brilliantine" (French
> Canada), "Pomade" (Hungary).
 
Grease
 
 
> 1. William Holden is a scriptwriter in this 1950 movie and is
> found floating in a swimming pool in a mansion located on this
> famous street.
 
Mulholland Drive
 
> Brothers back lot, was directed by Howard Hawks from a Raymond
> Chandler novel. It is perhaps more shadowy and dreamlike than
> plot-driven. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
 
The Maltese Falcon
 
 
--
Dan Tilque
Gareth Owen <gwowen@gmail.com>: Jun 25 08:44PM +0100

As befits the Third Sunday In June (Fathers Day in the US, UK and
probably elsewhere), the answers to this quiz were all noted
father/child combinations
 
1) Starred in After Earth
 
Will and Jaden Smith
 
2) Le Petit Caporal and the Eaglet
 
Napoleon Bonaparte and Napoleon II (nicknames thereof)
 
3) Lord Protectors of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
 
Oliver and Richard Cromwell - de facto rulers of the UK during its brief
period without a royal family
 
4) Hit back-to-back home runs for the Seattle Mariners
 
Ken Griffey, and Ken Griffey, Jr.
http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/0/v3850052/sea-laa-griffeys-hit-back-to-back-home-runs
 
5) Appeared in video to Aerosmith's "Crazy"
 
Stephen Tyler (lead singer of Aerosmith) and his soon-to-be-actress
daughter Liv. (accepting "Liz Tyler")
 
6) Commanders of the English forces at the Battle of Crecy
 
Edward III of England, and Edward of Woodstock (the Black Prince)
 
7) Oscar nominees in 1947 (Mourning Becomes Electra) and 1967 (Georgy Girl)
 
Michael and Lynn Redgrave
 
8) MPs for Oldham, Manchester Northwest, Dundee, Epping, Woodford,
Davyhulme & Stretford (at various points)
 
Winston Spencer Churchill (the first five) and Winston Spencer Churchill
(the last two).
 
I'm afraid I screwed this one up. I intended to use the elder Winston
and Randolph Churchill (who were father and son), but accidentally gave
the constituencies for the younger Winston, who was the elder Winston's
grandson.
 
9) Duetted on Unforgettable
 
Nat "King" Cole and Natalie Cole. Notable that the duet was recorded
after Nat had died, by Natalie overdubbing on her fathers tapes.
 
10) #2 plus #6
 
John Adams and John Q. Adams. Not accepting "6" for a great many
reasons, not least the rules of arithmetic. No one else attempted it,
which I think suggests I was being rather too oblique for my own good.
Duly noted.
 
11) Starred in Wall Street
 
Martin and Charlie Sheen
 
12) Lemon Incest, deeply creepily
 
Serge and Charlottes Gainsbourg. If you really want to know
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_Incest
 
 
yeeeeuch
 
 
Anyway - the scores - each half-answer was worth a whole point:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
-----------------------------------------
Mark Brader 1 2 2 2 7
Dan Blum 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 16
Peter Smyth 1 1 1 1 4
Calvin 1 2 1 2 2 8
Chris FA Johnson 1 1 2 2 2 8
Marc Dashevsky 2 2
 
Congratulations to Dan Blum who crushed his enemies, drove them before
him and heard the lamentation of their women.
swp <stephen.w.perry@gmail.com>: Jun 25 12:56PM -0700

On Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3:44:24 PM UTC-4, Gareth Owen wrote:
> Calvin 1 2 1 2 2 8
> Chris FA Johnson 1 1 2 2 2 8
> Marc Dashevsky 2 2
 
kudos on the order in which you presented this.
 
swp
tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Jun 25 08:20PM


> Congratulations to Dan Blum who crushed his enemies, drove them before
> him and heard the lamentation of their women.
 
Thanks, I think. I will try to have something up in a few days.
 
--
_______________________________________________________________________
Dan Blum tool@panix.com
"I wouldn't have believed it myself if I hadn't just made it up."
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Jun 25 11:23PM +0200

> As befits the Third Sunday In June (Fathers Day in the US, UK and
> probably elsewhere), the answers to this quiz were all noted
> father/child combinations
 
Over here in Sweden Father's Day is November. Wikipedia tells me that it's
the second Sunday. Since we have Mother's Day by the end of May and it would
be the week before Midsummer (or possibly the same some years) and that
is a very important holiday in Sweden, it was relocated to November.
 
Swedish Wikipedia tells me that the date is the same for Finland, Sweden,
Norway, Iceland and Estonia. Whereas in Denmark the date is 5th of June,
which surprises me a lot, since that is also the national day of Denmark
(or well grundlovdagen, "Constitution Day").
 
--
Erland Sommarskog, Stockholm, esquel@sommarskog.se
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Jun 25 07:06PM -0700

On Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7:23:35 AM UTC+10, Erland Sommarskog wrote:
> > probably elsewhere), the answers to this quiz were all noted
> > father/child combinations
 
> Over here in Sweden Father's Day is November.
 
September in Australia.
 
cheers,
calvin
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msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Jun 24 10:23PM -0500

These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2017-02-27,
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 5 Easy Pieces 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 6 was announced as a theme game on the subject of movies, but
in some categories the theme was applied very loosely.
 
 
* Game 6, Round 2 - Entertainment - Foreign Movie Titles
 
For each question, we will translate back into English three of
the foreign-language titles used for a certain movie. You give
its original title in English.
 
Actually, Google Translate was used to do the translations into
English, so there may be some things lost in translation -- but,
after all, that is sort of the point.
 
1. 1994, prison drama: "Dreams of Liberty" (Latin America),
"The Condemned" (Germany), "Life Imprisonment" (Spain).
 
2. 1994, neo-noir black comedy: "Violent Times" (Latin America),
"Wastepaper" (Georgia), "Trash" (Slovenia).
 
3. 1997, romantic comedy: "Something has Changed" (Italy), "Better
is Impossible" (Latin America), "For the Worst and for the Best"
(France).
 
4. 1966, Western: "Two Glorious Scoundrels" (Austria), "Three Men
in Conflict" (Brazil), "The Magnificent Rogues" (United Kingdom).
 
5. 2010, science fiction: "The Origin" (Latin America), "Beginning"
(Czech Republic), "Source" (Slovenia).
 
6. 2009, comedy: "What Happened Yesterday"? (Argentina), "Very
Bad Trip" (France), "If You Drink, Do Not Marry" (Brazil).
 
7. 1977, romantic comedy: "Two Strange Lovers" (Argentina),
"The City Neurotic" (Germany), "Neurotic Fiancée, Nervous Bride"
(Brazil).
 
8. 1978, musical: "Vaseline" (Mexico), "Brilliantine" (French
Canada), "Pomade" (Hungary).
 
9. 2004, science fiction drama: "Forget Me Not!" (Austria), "Forget
About Me!" (Spain), "If You Leave Me, I Delete You" (Italy).
 
10. 2000, crime comedy: "Pigs and Diamonds" (Latin America,
Germany), "Bully" (Bulgaria), "Bluff" (Hungary).
 
 
* Game 6, Round 3 - Geography - Los Angeles Movie Locations
 
In each case, either the answer or the question relates to a
location in L.A. Unless instructed otherwise, name the movie.
 
1. William Holden is a scriptwriter in this 1950 movie and is
found floating in a swimming pool in a mansion located on this
famous street.
 
2. Lana Turner was reputed to have been "discovered" in *which
iconic L.A. pharmacy*?
 
3. Directed by David Lynch, this 2001 surrealistic thriller is
about an amnesiac woman who seeks help finding her life with
an aspiring actress.
 
4. This 1975 film was directed by John Schlesinger from Nathaniel
West's bitter novel of down-and-outs in the movie world. It ends
with a horrifying scene in an apocalyptic movie premier set at
Grauman's Chinese Theater and stars Donald Sutherland.
 
5. This low-budget 1967 counter-culture-era exploitation movie
was inspired by the actions following the real-life closing of
Pandora's Box, a tiny hippy club. It seeks to capture youthful
rebellion, LSD culture, and garage rock.
 
6. Set in South Central L.A., this 1991 teen gang drama stars
Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Angela Bassett; it was directed
by John Singleton.
 
7. William Friedkin directed this 1985 thriller, with Willem Defoe
as a deadly counterfeiter and William Peterson as the compromised
cop. It also features a terrorist attack at the Beverly Hilton
and a wrong-way car chase on the Terminal Island Freeway.
 
8. Based on Bret Easton Ellis's debut novel, the 1987 movie version
of this essential piece of L.A. fiction has Robert Downey, Jr.,
as a whacked-out drug addict among the swimming pools of L.A.,
from Bel Air to Malibu.
 
9. Quentin Tarantino's 1997 adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Rum
Punch" is set in the gritty South Bay region of L.A. and stars
Pam Grier.
 
10. This quintessential 1946 L.A. film noir, all shot on a Warner
Brothers back lot, was directed by Howard Hawks from a Raymond
Chandler novel. It is perhaps more shadowy and dreamlike than
plot-driven. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
 
--
Mark Brader, Toronto "As always, breakfast recapitulated
msb@vex.net phylogeny." -- Spider Robinson
 
My text in this article is in the public domain.
Joshua Kreitzer <gromit82@hotmail.com>: Jun 25 05:31AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:r-idnR5wsrYosdLEnZ2dnUU7-
> its original title in English.
 
> 1. 1994, prison drama: "Dreams of Liberty" (Latin America),
> "The Condemned" (Germany), "Life Imprisonment" (Spain).
 
"The Shawshank Redemption"

> 2. 1994, neo-noir black comedy: "Violent Times" (Latin America),
> "Wastepaper" (Georgia), "Trash" (Slovenia).
 
"Pulp Fiction"
 
> 3. 1997, romantic comedy: "Something has Changed" (Italy), "Better
> is Impossible" (Latin America), "For the Worst and for the Best"
> (France).
 
"As Good as It Gets"

> 4. 1966, Western: "Two Glorious Scoundrels" (Austria), "Three Men
> in Conflict" (Brazil), "The Magnificent Rogues" (United Kingdom).
 
"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"
 
> 5. 2010, science fiction: "The Origin" (Latin America), "Beginning"
> (Czech Republic), "Source" (Slovenia).
 
"Inception"
 
> 6. 2009, comedy: "What Happened Yesterday"? (Argentina), "Very
> Bad Trip" (France), "If You Drink, Do Not Marry" (Brazil).
 
"The Hangover"
 
> 7. 1977, romantic comedy: "Two Strange Lovers" (Argentina),
> "The City Neurotic" (Germany), "Neurotic Fiancée, Nervous Bride"
> (Brazil).
 
"Annie Hall"

> 8. 1978, musical: "Vaseline" (Mexico), "Brilliantine" (French
> Canada), "Pomade" (Hungary).
 
"Grease"
 
> 9. 2004, science fiction drama: "Forget Me Not!" (Austria), "Forget
> About Me!" (Spain), "If You Leave Me, I Delete You" (Italy).
 
"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"
 
> 10. 2000, crime comedy: "Pigs and Diamonds" (Latin America,
> Germany), "Bully" (Bulgaria), "Bluff" (Hungary).
 
"Snatch"

 
> 1. William Holden is a scriptwriter in this 1950 movie and is
> found floating in a swimming pool in a mansion located on this
> famous street.
 
"Sunset Blvd."
 
> 2. Lana Turner was reputed to have been "discovered" in *which
> iconic L.A. pharmacy*?
 
Schwab's

> 3. Directed by David Lynch, this 2001 surrealistic thriller is
> about an amnesiac woman who seeks help finding her life with
> an aspiring actress.
 
"Mulholland Drive"
 
> West's bitter novel of down-and-outs in the movie world. It ends
> with a horrifying scene in an apocalyptic movie premier set at
> Grauman's Chinese Theater and stars Donald Sutherland.
 
"The Day of the Locust"
 
> 6. Set in South Central L.A., this 1991 teen gang drama stars
> Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Angela Bassett; it was directed
> by John Singleton.
 
"Boyz N the Hood"

> as a deadly counterfeiter and William Peterson as the compromised
> cop. It also features a terrorist attack at the Beverly Hilton
> and a wrong-way car chase on the Terminal Island Freeway.
 
"To Live and Die in L.A."
 
> of this essential piece of L.A. fiction has Robert Downey, Jr.,
> as a whacked-out drug addict among the swimming pools of L.A.,
> from Bel Air to Malibu.
 
"Less Than Zero"

> 9. Quentin Tarantino's 1997 adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Rum
> Punch" is set in the gritty South Bay region of L.A. and stars
> Pam Grier.
 
"Jackie Brown"

> Brothers back lot, was directed by Howard Hawks from a Raymond
> Chandler novel. It is perhaps more shadowy and dreamlike than
> plot-driven. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
 
"The Big Sleep"
 
--
Joshua Kreitzer
gromit82@hotmail.com
Jason Kreitzer <jk71875@gmail.com>: Jun 24 10:58AM -0700

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 9:11:19 PM UTC-4, Mark Brader wrote:
 
> ** Game 5, Round 9 - Literature - Comic Book Villains
 
> 1. Black Manta is the arch-foe of what DC superhero, soon to appear
> on movie screens?
Aquaman
> what Marvel superhero?
 
> 3. Who is Green Lantern's arch-nemesis? He appeared in the Ryan
> Reynolds movie bomb.
Sinestro
> 1960s to menace the Fantastic Four, before being deactivated?
> He had the same name and powers as the Fantastic Four member.
 
> 6. Who was the first female villain in comics?
Catwoman?
> 7. Brainiac, General Zod, and Mr. Mxyzptlk opposed what comic
> book hero?
Superman
> 8. New Gods was a DC comic created by Jack Kirby that appeared
> in 1971. The head bad guy was Darkseid. He was the one of
> the inspirations for what movie villain?
Darth Vader
> 9. The Crimson Dynamo, the Mandarin, the Melter, and (most
> important) Thanos first menaced what Marvel superhero?
Spider-Man
> 10. What super *team* did Zemo oppose?
The X-Men?
 
> E1. This Swedish pop group had one of the best-selling debut
> albums of all time. Their 1992 release featured the hits
> "All That She Wants" and "The Sign". Name the group.
Ace of Base
> "Powerslave" featured the singles "Aces High" and "Two
> Minutes to Midnight". They'll make a stop in Toronto
> this July. Name the group.
Iron Maiden
 
> F2. This fictional Jack was created by Tom Clancy and appears
> in many of his novels, starting with "The Hunt for Red
> October". Name this *character*.
Jack Ryan
Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Jun 24 09:35PM -0500

In article <BLKdnUhUrc-shNbEnZ2dnUU7-V_NnZ2d@giganews.com>, msb@vex.net says...
 
> 6. Who was the first female villain in comics?
 
> 7. Brainiac, General Zod, and Mr. Mxyzptlk opposed what comic
> book hero?
Superman
 
 
> * B. Mr. Spayed and Neutered
 
> B1. What long-running game show did Bob Barker host for
> 18 years before joining "The Price is Right" in 1972?
Truth Or Consequences
 
> B2. From 1967 to 1988, Barker hosted what annual televised event?
Rose Bowl Parade
 
> * C. Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
 
> C1. Diamond is the birthstone for which month?
July
 
> C2. The word diamond comes from the Greek word "adamas".
> What does "adamas" mean?
unchanging
 
 
> E1. This Swedish pop group had one of the best-selling debut
> albums of all time. Their 1992 release featured the hits
> "All That She Wants" and "The Sign". Name the group.
Ace of Base
 
 
> F2. This fictional Jack was created by Tom Clancy and appears
> in many of his novels, starting with "The Hunt for Red
> October". Name this *character*.
Jack Ryan
 
 
--
Replace "usenet" with "marc" in the e-mail address.
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Jun 24 10:21PM -0500

Mark Brader:
> and should be interpreted accordingly... For further information
> see my 2016-11-26 companion posting on "Questions from the Canadian
> Inquisition (QFTCI*)".
 
 
Game 5 is over and Stephen Perry has returned from null-space to
whomp the field. Hearty congratulations and welcome back to QFTCI!
 
 
> ** Game 5, Round 9 - Literature - Comic Book Villains
 
This was the hardest round in the original game.
 
> 1. Black Manta is the arch-foe of what DC superhero, soon to appear
> on movie screens?
 
Aquaman. 4 for Dan Blum, Stephen, Gareth, and Jason.
 
> 2. The Absorbing Man, Mr. Hyde, the Midgard Serpent, the Human
> Cobra, and the Destroyer are all enemies of, principally,
> what Marvel superhero?
 
Thor. 4 for Dan Blum, Stephen, and Dan Tilque.
 
> 3. Who is Green Lantern's arch-nemesis? He appeared in the Ryan
> Reynolds movie bomb.
 
Sinestro. 4 for Dan Blum, Stephen, Gareth, and Jason.
 
> 4. Shiwan Khan was the arch-nemesis of what pulp hero and comic
> book hero, who also had a movie starring Alec Baldwin?
 
The Shadow. 4 for Dan Blum, Joshua, and Stephen.
 
> a hero in Marvel Comics #1 (October 1939), then came back in the
> 1960s to menace the Fantastic Four, before being deactivated?
> He had the same name and powers as the Fantastic Four member.
 
The Human Torch. 4 for Dan Blum, Stephen, and Gareth.
 
> 6. Who was the first female villain in comics?
 
Catwoman (Selina Kyle -- or "the Cat", her name in her earliest
appearances starting in 1940). 4 for Dan Blum, Stephen, Dan Tilque,
Gareth, Pete, and Jason.
 
> 7. Brainiac, General Zod, and Mr. Mxyzptlk opposed what comic
> book hero?
 
Superman. (Also accepting Supergirl, if you think "hero" includes
women.) 4 for Dan Blum, Joshua, Bruce, Stephen, Dan Tilque, Gareth,
Pete, Jason, and Marc.
 
> 8. New Gods was a DC comic created by Jack Kirby that appeared
> in 1971. The head bad guy was Darkseid. He was the one of
> the inspirations for what movie villain?
 
Darth Vader. 4 for Dan Blum, Gareth, and Jason.
 
> 9. The Crimson Dynamo, the Mandarin, the Melter, and (most
> important) Thanos first menaced what Marvel superhero?
 
Iron Man. 4 for Stephen and Gareth. 3 for Dan Blum.
 
> 10. What super *team* did Zemo oppose?
 
The Avengers. (Also accepting S.H.I.E.L.D.) 4 for Dan Blum,
Stephen, and Gareth.
 
 
> F. Literature: Jacks in Paperbacks
 
> Play cards!
 
 
> * A. Scotties Tournament of Hearts
 
For anyone still lost, it's the Canadian women's curling championship.
 
> A1. What Southern Ontario city is hosting the 2017 Scotties
> Tournament of Hearts, being held from February 16 to 26?
 
St. Catharines. 4 for Stephen.
 
> A2. At the 2016 tournament which province's team, led by skip
> Chelsea Carey, emerged victorious? Hint: They had home-ice
> advantage.
 
Alberta. 4 for Stephen. 3 for Joshua.
 
 
> * B. Mr. Spayed and Neutered
 
(Referring to one of his pet causes -- pun intended.)
 
> B1. What long-running game show did Bob Barker host for
> 18 years before joining "The Price is Right" in 1972?
 
"Truth or Consequences". 4 for Joshua, Bruce, Stephen, Dan Tilque,
Pete, and Marc.
 
> B2. From 1967 to 1988, Barker hosted what annual televised event?
 
The Miss USA beauty pageant. 4 for Stephen and Pete.
 
 
> * C. Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
 
> C1. Diamond is the birthstone for which month?
 
April. 4 for Stephen and Pete. 2 for Calvin and Gareth.
 
> C2. The word diamond comes from the Greek word "adamas".
> What does "adamas" mean?
 
Invincible or indestructible. I accepted "unbreakable" or
"unconquerable", but not "hard" or "unchanging". 4 for Dan Blum
and Stephen (the hard way). 2 for Calvin.
 
 
> Party supporters. Sir John A. Macdonald was its first
> honorary president, and Mike Harris and Brian Mulroney are
> currently members. Name it.
 
Albany Club. 4 for Stephen.
 
> includes writers, architects, artists, designers, musicians,
> and actors. The Group of Seven members were among its
> past luminaries. Name it.
 
Arts and Letters Club. 4 for Stephen.
 
 
 
> E1. This Swedish pop group had one of the best-selling debut
> albums of all time. Their 1992 release featured the hits
> "All That She Wants" and "The Sign". Name the group.
 
Ace of Base. 4 for Dan Blum, Joshua, Calvin, Bruce, Erland, Stephen,
Gareth, Jason, and Marc.
 
> "Powerslave" featured the singles "Aces High" and "Two
> Minutes to Midnight". They'll make a stop in Toronto
> this July. Name the group.
 
Iron Maiden. 4 for Stephen, Gareth, and Jason.
 
 
 
> F1. There are 21 novels in the popular Jack Reacher series.
> Tom Cruise portrays Reacher in two films. Who is the
> *author* of the series?
 
Lee Child. 4 for Bruce, Stephen, and Gareth.
 
> F2. This fictional Jack was created by Tom Clancy and appears
> in many of his novels, starting with "The Hunt for Red
> October". Name this *character*.
 
Jack Ryan. 4 for Dan Blum, Joshua, Calvin, Bruce, Stephen,
Dan Tilque, Gareth, Jason, and Marc.
 
 
Scores, if there are no errors:
 
GAME 5 ROUNDS-> 2 4 6 7 8 9 10 BEST
TOPICS-> Can Spo Ent Sci Geo Lit Cha FIVE
Stephen Perry -- 40 36 40 40 36 48 204
Gareth Owen -- 36 36 24 8 32 18 146
Joshua Kreitzer 4 30 40 16 40 8 15 141
Dan Blum -- 4 28 22 32 39 12 133
Pete Gayde -- 40 16 23 40 8 12 131
Bruce Bowler -- 16 0 32 36 4 16 104
"Calvin" 0 23 31 27 7 0 12 100
Jason Kreitzer 0 16 16 16 24 20 12 92
Dan Tilque -- 8 8 20 40 12 8 88
Peter Smyth 4 31 8 0 24 -- -- 67
Erland Sommarskog -- 20 0 0 28 0 4 52
Marc Dashevsky 0 16 20 -- -- 4 12 52
 
--
Mark Brader | "... [A]toms and universes are the same. All the
Toronto | world is recursive, and that's why we never
msb@vex.net | know where to begin." -- Charles Goldfarb
 
My text in this article is in the public domain.
Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Jun 24 09:27PM -0500

In article <7KKdnbrHPaFSstrEnZ2dnUU7-XPNnZ2d@giganews.com>, msb@vex.net says...
> * Game 5, Round 7 - Science - Sharks
 
> 1. Sharks have the most powerful jaws on the planet. How do they
> differ from most other animals' jaws?
They are made of cartilage rather than bone
 
> 2. How many gill slits does a shark have on each side of its body?
3
 
> 3. What is the skeleton of a shark made of?
cartilage
 
> 4. What sense is 10,000 times keener in a shark than a human?
smell
 
 
> 5. This largest shark is a slow-moving filter feeder that feeds
> almost exclusively on plankton. The largest confirmed individual
> was 12.65 m long and weighed about 21 t. What is its name?
whale shark
 
> 6. This species, which can reach a length of 5 m, is named for the
> dark vertical stripes found mainly on juveniles. The blunt-nosed
> predator has a well-earned reputation for attacking people.
tiger shark
 
> 7. This group of sharks is known for the distinctive structure of
> their heads. Their wide-set eyes give them a better visual
> range than other sharks.
hammerhead shark
 
> tributaries. They are thought to be one of the three species
> most likely to attack humans. They get their name from their
> short, blunt snout.
bull shark
 
> Canadian provinces and territories and said Alberta, Manitoba,
> and the Northwest Territories, the answer would be Saskatchewan.
 
> 1. Utah, Idaho, Oregon.
Nevada
 
> 2. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois.
Iowa
 
> 3. New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware.
New Jersey
 
> 4. South Dakota, Colorado, Iowa.
Nebraska
 
> 5. Indiana, Ohio, Illinois.
Kentucky
 
> 6. Kansas, Illinois, Oklahoma.
Missouri
 
> 7. Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas.
New Mexico
 
> 8. West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana.
Ohio
 
> 9. Ohio, Maryland, Kentucky.
West Virginia
 
> 10. Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee.
Arkansas
 
 
 
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msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Jun 24 10:12PM -0500

If Marc Dashevsky had posted his answers on time, I would have accepted
his clever answer on the first question and he would have scored 24 points
on Round 7 and 40 points on Round 8.
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Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Jun 24 09:43PM -0500

In article <87d19ywgws.fsf@gmail.com>, gwowen@gmail.com says...
> 8) MPs for Oldham, Manchester Northwest, Dundee, Epping, Woodford,
> Davyhulme & Stretford (at various points)
> 9) Duetted on Unforgettable
Nat "King" Cole and Natalie Cole
 
> 10) #2 plus #6
> 11) Starred in Wall Street
Nichael Douglas
 
 
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Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Jun 24 09:39PM -0500

In article <cad0db92-d262-46ff-b24a-10760e0bed30@googlegroups.com>, 334152@gmail.com says...
 
> 1 Which 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical features the songs "Shall We Dance?" and "Getting to Know You"?
The King And I
 
> 3 Fred Trueman represented which country in international cricket?
> 4 Which Danish word has been variously translated as cosiness, wellbeing, the art of intimacy, and the absence of annoyance?
> 5 Which chess piece is known as a Cavalier in French?
knight
 
> 6 Which famous author sometimes adopted the pen-name Boz?
Charles Dickens
 
> 7 Which fruit flavours Framboise liqueur?
raspberry
 
> 8 Which major conflict ran from 1853-56?
> 9 A popular tourist attraction, the Ring of Kerry is located in which country?
Ireland
 
 
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Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Jun 23 02:07PM -0700

Mark Brader wrote:
 
> ** Game 5, Round 9 - Literature - Comic Book Villains
 
> 1. Black Manta is the arch-foe of what DC superhero, soon to appear
> on movie screens?
 
Wonder Woman
 
 
> 2. The Absorbing Man, Mr. Hyde, the Midgard Serpent, the Human
> Cobra, and the Destroyer are all enemies of, principally,
> what Marvel superhero?
 
Thor
 
> a hero in Marvel Comics #1 (October 1939), then came back in the
> 1960s to menace the Fantastic Four, before being deactivated?
> He had the same name and powers as the Fantastic Four member.
 
The Thing
 
 
> 6. Who was the first female villain in comics?
 
Catwoman
 
 
> 7. Brainiac, General Zod, and Mr. Mxyzptlk opposed what comic
> book hero?
 
Superman
 
 
> * B. Mr. Spayed and Neutered
 
> B1. What long-running game show did Bob Barker host for
> 18 years before joining "The Price is Right" in 1972?
 
Truth or Consequences
 
 
> B2. From 1967 to 1988, Barker hosted what annual televised event?
 
Miss America Pagent
 
 
> * C. Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
 
> C1. Diamond is the birthstone for which month?
 
December
 
 
> C2. The word diamond comes from the Greek word "adamas".
> What does "adamas" mean?
 
hard
 
 
> F2. This fictional Jack was created by Tom Clancy and appears
> in many of his novels, starting with "The Hunt for Red
> October". Name this *character*.
 
Jack Ryan
 
 
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Gareth Owen <gwowen@gmail.com>: Jun 23 10:45PM +0100


> 1. Black Manta is the arch-foe of what DC superhero, soon to appear
> on movie screens?
 
Aquaman
 
> 2. The Absorbing Man, Mr. Hyde, the Midgard Serpent, the Human
> Cobra, and the Destroyer are all enemies of, principally,
> what Marvel superhero?
 
Captain America, Hulk
 
> 3. Who is Green Lantern's arch-nemesis? He appeared in the Ryan
> Reynolds movie bomb.
 
Sinestro
 
> a hero in Marvel Comics #1 (October 1939), then came back in the
> 1960s to menace the Fantastic Four, before being deactivated?
> He had the same name and powers as the Fantastic Four member.
 
Human Torch
 
> 6. Who was the first female villain in comics?
 
Catwoman?
 
> 7. Brainiac, General Zod, and Mr. Mxyzptlk opposed what comic
> book hero?
 
Superman
 
> 8. New Gods was a DC comic created by Jack Kirby that appeared
> in 1971. The head bad guy was Darkseid. He was the one of
> the inspirations for what movie villain?
 
Darth Vader, I assume. Love me some Darkseid.
 
> 9. The Crimson Dynamo, the Mandarin, the Melter, and (most
> important) Thanos first menaced what Marvel superhero?
 
Iron Man?
 
> 10. What super *team* did Zemo oppose?
 
The Avengers
 
> B1. What long-running game show did Bob Barker host for
> 18 years before joining "The Price is Right" in 1972?
 
Newlywed Game
 
> B2. From 1967 to 1988, Barker hosted what annual televised event?
 
Miss World
 
> * C. Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
 
> C1. Diamond is the birthstone for which month?
 
March, April
 
> C2. The word diamond comes from the Greek word "adamas".
> What does "adamas" mean?
 
Hard
 
 
> E1. This Swedish pop group had one of the best-selling debut
> albums of all time. Their 1992 release featured the hits
> "All That She Wants" and "The Sign". Name the group.
 
Ace of Base
 
> "Powerslave" featured the singles "Aces High" and "Two
> Minutes to Midnight". They'll make a stop in Toronto
> this July. Name the group.
 
Iron Maiden
 
 
> F1. There are 21 novels in the popular Jack Reacher series.
> Tom Cruise portrays Reacher in two films. Who is the
> *author* of the series?
 
Lee Child
 
> F2. This fictional Jack was created by Tom Clancy and appears
> in many of his novels, starting with "The Hunt for Red
> October". Name this *character*.
 
Jack Ryan
Pete Gayde <pagrsg@wowway.com>: Jun 24 05:07AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:BLKdnUhUrc-shNbEnZ2dnUU7-
> 1960s to menace the Fantastic Four, before being deactivated?
> He had the same name and powers as the Fantastic Four member.
 
> 6. Who was the first female villain in comics?
 
Catwoman
 
 
> 7. Brainiac, General Zod, and Mr. Mxyzptlk opposed what comic
> book hero?
 
Superman
 
 
> * B. Mr. Spayed and Neutered
 
> B1. What long-running game show did Bob Barker host for
> 18 years before joining "The Price is Right" in 1972?
 
Truth or Consequences
 
 
> B2. From 1967 to 1988, Barker hosted what annual televised event?
 
Miss USA
 
 
> * C. Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
 
> C1. Diamond is the birthstone for which month?
 
April
 
 
> F2. This fictional Jack was created by Tom Clancy and appears
> in many of his novels, starting with "The Hunt for Red
> October". Name this *character*.
 
Bauer
 
 
Pete Gayde
swp <stephen.w.perry@gmail.com>: Jun 23 03:23PM -0700

https://thewritelife.com/is-the-oxford-comma-necessary/
 
ob. trivia: what regular on r.g.t will be most interested in this?
 
swp
"Peter Smyth" <smythp@gmail.com>: Jun 23 11:59AM

Calvin wrote:
 
 
> 1 Which 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical features the songs "Shall
> We Dance?" and "Getting to Know You"?
Carousel
> 2 The films Cool Runnings and Eddie the Eagle were both set during
> which Winter Olympics? [Year or city]
1988
> 3 Fred Trueman represented which country in international cricket?
England
> 4 Which Danish word has been variously translated as cosiness,
> wellbeing, the art of intimacy, and the absence of annoyance?
Hygge
> 5 Which chess piece is known as a Cavalier in French?
Knight
> 6 Which famous author sometimes adopted the pen-name Boz?
Charles Dickens
> 7 Which fruit flavours Framboise liqueur?
Strawberry
> 8 Which major conflict ran from 1853-56?
Crimean War
> 9 A popular tourist attraction, the Ring of Kerry is located in which
> country?
Ireland
> 10 In the Tour de France, which rider wears the green jersey?
Peter Sagan :-)
(or whoever is leading the points competition)
 
Peter Smyth
Gareth Owen <gwowen@gmail.com>: Jun 23 04:51PM +0100


>> 10 In the Tour de France, which rider wears the green jersey?
> Peter Sagan :-)
 
Lolz
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