Saturday, July 22, 2017

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msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Jul 22 12:19AM -0500

These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2017-03-13,
and should be interpreted accordingly.
 
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Please post all your answers to the newsgroup in a single followup,
based only on your own knowledge. (In your answer posting, quote
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All questions were written by members of 5 Easy Pieces and are
used here by permission, but have been reformatted and may have
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my 2016-11-26 companion posting on "Questions from the Canadian
Inquisition (QFTCI*)".
 
 
* Game 8, Round 4 - Entertainment - EGOTs
 
This round is about a talented few entertainers who have managed
the Grand Slam of US show business -- winning an Emmy, a Grammy,
an Oscar, and a Tony during their careers. In each case, name
the entertainer.
 
1. This actress, dancer, and singer won both a Tony for her work
in "The Ritz" and a Grammy for Best Album for Children in 1975.
She had already earned a 1961 Supporting Actress Oscar for her
role as Anita in an Oscar-winning film, and she rounded out the
Grand Slam with Emmy wins in 1977 and 1978, the latter for her
special guest appearances on "The Rockford Files".
 
2. This actress, active in the business for more than 80 years,
received her first Oscar for "The Sin of Madelon Claudet"
in 1931. She won her second 39 years later for her supporting
role in a 1970 disaster film. In addition to a Primetime Emmy
(1953) and a Grammy for a Spoken-Word Recording of the Bill of
Rights, she also won three Tony Awards, the first in 1947 for
"Happy Birthday", the second in 1958 for "Time Remembered",
and the third, an honorary Lifetime Achievement Award, in 1980.
 
3. This actress was best known for her film work, for which she
received a Best Actress Oscar in 1954 for her first starring
role. She also earned a Best Actress Tony for her work in the
play "Ondine" that same year. Her Grammy and Emmy wins came
much later in her career, both awarded posthumously after her
death in 1993.
 
4. This comedian, actress, singer-songwriter, and TV personality
made the EGOT list in 2002 when she accepted a Tony Award as
a producer of the hit musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie".
Her other accolades include a 1985 Grammy for Best Comedy
Recording, two Daytime Emmy wins, and an Oscar for Best
Supporting actress for portraying a character named Oda Mae
Brown in a successful 1990 film.
 
5. This actor, comedian, filmmaker, composer, and songwriter has
won two Grammys, one Oscar, and a Tony. In addition, he won
the Emmy for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series three years
in a row for his appearances as Paul Reiser's Uncle Phil on
the TV comedy "Mad About You". It's good to be the King!
 
6. This actor and theatre director's career spanned 8 decades.
He made the EGOT list after receiving a 1991 Emmy for the
miniseries "Summer's Lease". Previous awards include a Grammy
for a Spoken-Word Recording of Shakespeare, and three Tony
Awards, the last presented in 1961 for directing "Big Fish,
Little Fish". But he might be best known for his Oscar win as
Best Supporting Actor in a 1981 romantic comedy.
 
For the last four questions, the star's award in one of the four
EGOT categories was honorary.
 
7. This singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist attained
the EGOT in 2015 when he was presented with an Oscar as
recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. He won his
Tony in 1953 for the musical "John Murray Anderson's Almanac"
and collected his first of three Grammys in 1961 for his album
"Swing Dat Hammer".
 
8. This actor, with one of the best-known voices in show business,
completed the sweep in 2011 when he received an honorary Oscar.
He won his Tony in 1969 for "The Great White Hope", a Spoken-Word
Grammy in 1977, and the first two of three Emmys in 1991 for his
supporting role in "Heat Wave" and lead role in "Gabriel's Fire".
 
9. This actress and singer won her first Tony Award in 1965 and
went on to win three more. She won both an Oscar and an Emmy
in 1973 and completed the Grand Slam when she was presented
with a Living Legend Award at the Grammies in 1997. That same
year her album "Gently" was nominated for a Grammy in the Best
Traditional Pop Vocal category, but didn't win.
 
10. This actress, director, singer, and songwriter has won two
Oscars, five personal Emmys, and 10 Grammys. She received an
honorary Tony as Star of the Decade in 1970. She returned to the
Tony Awards after a 46-year hiatus in 2016 to present the award
for Best Musical to the cast of "Hamilton!". President Obama
said he felt verklempt as he presented her with the Medal of
Freedom in 2015.
 
 
* Game 8, Round 6 - History - World's Fairs
 
Since the mid-19th century more than 100 world's fairs have been
held in more than 20 countries. Generally speaking, these events
have been called world's fairs in the United States, international
(or universal) expositions in Continental Europe and Asia, and
exhibitions in Great Britain. Here are 10 questions about these
celebrations of architecture and technology.
 
1. The first world exposition sanctioned by the Bureau of
International Expositions (BIE) began in April 1851. Dubbed "The
Great Exhibition", its theme was "Industry of all Nations".
Most notable was the Crystal Palace, the structure that housed
the exhibits, which was constructed of cast iron and plate glass.
In what city was the Great Exhibition of 1851 held?
 
2. The world's fair held in 1893 celebrated the 400th [sic]
anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World.
Notable inventions unveiled here included the Ferris wheel.
Tragedy struck when the city's popular mayor, Carter Harrison
Sr., was assassinated two days before the end of the festivities.
In what city was the 1893 fair held?
 
3. Despite the fact that the most revolutionary exhibit at Paris's
Exposition Universelle in 1889 was a little structure called
the Eiffel Tower, the fair also commemorated the centennial of
which significant moment in the host nation's history that is
traditionally thought to have started the French Revolution?
 
4. The Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition was the second to be
held in the United States. It was particularly noteworthy
for showing off products of the early Industrial Revolution
in America and by new inventions such as the telephone, the
typewriter, and the mechanical calculator. Within one year,
in what year was the fair held?
 
5. The 1939-40 world's fair featured the theme "Building the
World of Tomorrow". Notable exhibits and attractions included
Bell Labs' Voder (the first attempt to synthesize human speech),
the Magna Carta, and the 1st World Science Fiction Convention.
In what city was the fair held?
 
6. Expo 67 in Montreal, which featured the theme "Man and His
World", was well known for its interesting architecture, which
included Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome and the Habitat 67
housing complex. *Which Israeli-Canadian architect* designed
Habitat 67?
 
7. The 1904 St. Louis world's fair saw the unveiling of inventions
such as the radio phone and the telautograph, a sort of
precursor to the fax machine. It was also the public debut of
what revolutionary new machine now commonly found in hospitals
and airports?
 
8. Expo 70 took place in Osaka, Japan. The theme was "Progress and
Harmony for Mankind". Special exhibits included the Tower of the
Sun, a moon rock from the Apollo 11 mission -- and demonstrations
of *what floating public-transportation technology*?
 
9. World Expo 88 featured the theme "Leisure in the Age of
Technology", and the mascot for the fair was a platypus named
Expo Oz. In what Australian state-capital city was Expo 88 held?
 
10. The 2017 Expo will be held in the city of Astana -- which is
in what country?
 
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Joshua Kreitzer <gromit82@hotmail.com>: Jul 22 05:29AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:p9SdnfU1zpDrfe_EnZ2dnUU7-
> role as Anita in an Oscar-winning film, and she rounded out the
> Grand Slam with Emmy wins in 1977 and 1978, the latter for her
> special guest appearances on "The Rockford Files".
 
Rita Moreno
 
> Rights, she also won three Tony Awards, the first in 1947 for
> "Happy Birthday", the second in 1958 for "Time Remembered",
> and the third, an honorary Lifetime Achievement Award, in 1980.
 
Helen Hayes

> play "Ondine" that same year. Her Grammy and Emmy wins came
> much later in her career, both awarded posthumously after her
> death in 1993.
 
Audrey Hepburn
 
> Recording, two Daytime Emmy wins, and an Oscar for Best
> Supporting actress for portraying a character named Oda Mae
> Brown in a successful 1990 film.
 
Whoopi Goldberg
 
> the Emmy for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series three years
> in a row for his appearances as Paul Reiser's Uncle Phil on
> the TV comedy "Mad About You". It's good to be the King!
 
Mel Brooks
 
> Awards, the last presented in 1961 for directing "Big Fish,
> Little Fish". But he might be best known for his Oscar win as
> Best Supporting Actor in a 1981 romantic comedy.
 
John Gielgud
 
> Tony in 1953 for the musical "John Murray Anderson's Almanac"
> and collected his first of three Grammys in 1961 for his album
> "Swing Dat Hammer".
 
Harry Belafonte
 
> He won his Tony in 1969 for "The Great White Hope", a Spoken-Word
> Grammy in 1977, and the first two of three Emmys in 1991 for his
> supporting role in "Heat Wave" and lead role in "Gabriel's Fire".
 
James Earl Jones
 
> with a Living Legend Award at the Grammies in 1997. That same
> year her album "Gently" was nominated for a Grammy in the Best
> Traditional Pop Vocal category, but didn't win.
 
Liza Minnelli
 
> for Best Musical to the cast of "Hamilton!". President Obama
> said he felt verklempt as he presented her with the Medal of
> Freedom in 2015.
 
Barbra Streisand
 
> Most notable was the Crystal Palace, the structure that housed
> the exhibits, which was constructed of cast iron and plate glass.
> In what city was the Great Exhibition of 1851 held?
 
London
 
> Tragedy struck when the city's popular mayor, Carter Harrison
> Sr., was assassinated two days before the end of the festivities.
> In what city was the 1893 fair held?
 
Chicago

> the Eiffel Tower, the fair also commemorated the centennial of
> which significant moment in the host nation's history that is
> traditionally thought to have started the French Revolution?
 
storming of the Bastille
 
> in America and by new inventions such as the telephone, the
> typewriter, and the mechanical calculator. Within one year,
> in what year was the fair held?
 
1876
 
> Bell Labs' Voder (the first attempt to synthesize human speech),
> the Magna Carta, and the 1st World Science Fiction Convention.
> In what city was the fair held?
 
New York
 
> included Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome and the Habitat 67
> housing complex. *Which Israeli-Canadian architect* designed
> Habitat 67?
 
Safran
 
> 9. World Expo 88 featured the theme "Leisure in the Age of
> Technology", and the mascot for the fair was a platypus named
> Expo Oz. In what Australian state-capital city was Expo 88 held?
 
Brisbane; Melbourne

> 10. The 2017 Expo will be held in the city of Astana -- which is
> in what country?
 
Kazakhstan
 
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Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Jul 22 10:20AM +0200

> Most notable was the Crystal Palace, the structure that housed
> the exhibits, which was constructed of cast iron and plate glass.
> In what city was the Great Exhibition of 1851 held?
 
London

> the Eiffel Tower, the fair also commemorated the centennial of
> which significant moment in the host nation's history that is
> traditionally thought to have started the French Revolution?
 
Storming of the Bastile
 
> in America and by new inventions such as the telephone, the
> typewriter, and the mechanical calculator. Within one year,
> in what year was the fair held?
 
1872
 
> Bell Labs' Voder (the first attempt to synthesize human speech),
> the Magna Carta, and the 1st World Science Fiction Convention.
> In what city was the fair held?
 
Los Angeles
 
> precursor to the fax machine. It was also the public debut of
> what revolutionary new machine now commonly found in hospitals
> and airports?
 
X-Ray

> 9. World Expo 88 featured the theme "Leisure in the Age of
> Technology", and the mascot for the fair was a platypus named
> Expo Oz. In what Australian state-capital city was Expo 88 held?
 
Sydney

> 10. The 2017 Expo will be held in the city of Astana -- which is
> in what country?
 
Kazakhstan
 
 
 
--
Erland Sommarskog, Stockholm, esquel@sommarskog.se
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Jul 22 02:38AM -0700

Mark Brader wrote:
> Most notable was the Crystal Palace, the structure that housed
> the exhibits, which was constructed of cast iron and plate glass.
> In what city was the Great Exhibition of 1851 held?
 
London
 
> Tragedy struck when the city's popular mayor, Carter Harrison
> Sr., was assassinated two days before the end of the festivities.
> In what city was the 1893 fair held?
 
Chicago
 
> the Eiffel Tower, the fair also commemorated the centennial of
> which significant moment in the host nation's history that is
> traditionally thought to have started the French Revolution?
 
storming of the Bastille
 
> in America and by new inventions such as the telephone, the
> typewriter, and the mechanical calculator. Within one year,
> in what year was the fair held?
 
1876
 
> Bell Labs' Voder (the first attempt to synthesize human speech),
> the Magna Carta, and the 1st World Science Fiction Convention.
> In what city was the fair held?
 
New York
 
> precursor to the fax machine. It was also the public debut of
> what revolutionary new machine now commonly found in hospitals
> and airports?
 
x-ray machine
 
> Harmony for Mankind". Special exhibits included the Tower of the
> Sun, a moon rock from the Apollo 11 mission -- and demonstrations
> of *what floating public-transportation technology*?
 
hovercraft
 
 
> 9. World Expo 88 featured the theme "Leisure in the Age of
> Technology", and the mascot for the fair was a platypus named
> Expo Oz. In what Australian state-capital city was Expo 88 held?
 
Melbourne; Brisbane
 
 
> 10. The 2017 Expo will be held in the city of Astana -- which is
> in what country?
 
Kazakhstan
 
--
Dan Tilque
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Jul 22 12:18AM -0500

Mark Brader:
> the appropriate cooking term.
 
> 1. To immerse in rapidly boiling water and allow to cook slightly
> (6 letters).
 
Blanch. 4 for Marc, Bruce, Calvin, and Dan Tilque.
 
> 2. To sprinkle or coat with flour or other fine substance
> (6 letters).
 
Dredge. 4 for Dan Blum and Bruce.
 
> 3. To douse in some form of potable alcohol and set alight
> (6 letters).
 
Flambé. 4 for everyone -- Dan Blum, Marc, Peter, Bruce, Calvin,
Joshua, Jason, and Dan Tilque.
 
> 4. From a French word referring to a surface burnt brown; used
> to describe any oven-baked dish on which a golden brown crust
> of bread crumbs or creamy sauce is formed (6 letters).
 
(Au) gratin. 4 for Dan Blum and Bruce.
 
> 5. To make solid fat into liquid by melting it slowly (6 letters).
 
Render. 4 for Dan Blum, Marc, and Bruce.
 
> 6. To secure poultry with string or skewers to hold its shape
> while cooking (5 letters).
 
Truss. 4 for Bruce.
 
> 7. To separate and remove solids from a liquid, thus making it clear
> (7 letters).
 
Clarify. 4 for Peter, Bruce, and Dan Tilque.
 
> 8. To cut vegetables, fruit, or cheese into thin strips (8 letters).
 
Julienne. 4 for Dan Blum, Marc, Peter, Bruce, Calvin, and Joshua.
 
> pan in which food has been fried, sautéed, or roasted and scrape
> surface of pan over high heat,adding flavor to the liquid for
> use as a sauce or gravy (7 letters).
 
Deglaze. 4 for Bruce.
 
> 10. To heat sugar in a pan in order to turn it brown and give it
> a special taste (10 letters).
 
Caramelize. 4 for Dan Blum, Marc, Peter, Bruce, Calvin, Joshua,
and Dan Tilque.
 
 
 
> This round is about Canadian companies that received bad press,
> rightly or wrongly, for some aspect of their operations that ended
> up in the public eye.
 
This was the hardest round in the original game, and nobody even
guessed at any answers here. So it never happened and scores for
this game will now be best 5 out of 7 rounds.
 
> that the Conservative government approved a popular food item
> for sale, even though there were health concerns. Two days
> later a recall was ordered. What type of food was it?
 
Tuna. (The tainted-tuna scandal.)
 
> 2. Maple Leaf Foods had to recall cold cuts, issue an apology, and
> pay out money in a class-action lawsuit because of an "outbreak"
> of health problems its products caused. What health problems?
 
Listeriosis. I don't think this one really qualifies as a scandal;
more an accident that they admitted responsibility for. It's not
as if it happened because they tried to save money on properly
sterilizing their equipment. They just didn't realize that the
sterilization wasn't reaching all parts of it.
 
> actually a front for the Russian mob. The company's chairman
> of the board was reprimanded by the securities regulator.
> He is also a former premier of Ontario. Who?
 
David Peterson.
 
> geologist was acquitted on insider trading charges. Its other
> main geologist fell out of a helicopter -- allegedly a suicide.
> Name any of these men.
 
David Walsh, John Felderhof, Michael de Guzman.
 
> over 35 years. When they faced criminal charges in the
> United States, he negotiated a plea bargain and assisted the
> prosecution.
 
David Radler.
 
> including Bud McDougald. At one time it was the holding company
> for Argus Corporation. This company no longer exists. What was
> its name?
 
Ravelston Corp.
 
> 7. This Canadian bank was accused of helping Enron hide debt.
> In 2005 it agreed to pay $2,400,000,000 to settle a lawsuit
> over the allegations but denied any wrongdoing. Name the bank.
 
CIBC.
 
> was made public that the bank was making use of temporary
> foreign workers in certain areas such as IT instead of Canadian
> residents. Name the bank.
 
Royal Bank.
 
> charges, although not until 2018, primarily to do with past
> business dealings in Africa. Former senior executives are also
> facing charges. Name the company.
 
SNC Lavalin.
 
> contract awarded to SNC Lavalin several years ago to refurbish
> Montreal's Jacques Cartier Bridge. In the early 1990s, Fournier
> was briefly chief of staff to *which Canadian politician*?
 
Jean Chrétien.
 
 
Scores, if there are no errors:
 
 
GAME 8 ROUNDS-> 2
TOPICS-> Mis
Bruce Bowler 40
Dan Blum 24
Marc Dashevsky 20
"Calvin" 16
Dan Tilque 16
Peter Smyth 16
Joshua Kreitzer 12
Jason Kreitzer 4
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Friday, July 21, 2017

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 3 updates in 1 topic

Joshua Kreitzer <gromit82@hotmail.com>: Jul 20 01:09PM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:AMKdnfu6DNajZfPEnZ2dnUU7-
> the appropriate cooking term.
 
> 1. To immerse in rapidly boiling water and allow to cook slightly
> (6 letters).
 
simmer

> 3. To douse in some form of potable alcohol and set alight
> (6 letters).
 
flambe
 
> 8. To cut vegetables, fruit, or cheese into thin strips (8 letters).
 
julienne
 
> 10. To heat sugar in a pan in order to turn it brown and give it
> a special taste (10 letters).
 
caramelize
 
> * Game 8, Round 3 - Canadiana - Canadian Business Scandals
 
No answers in this round.
 
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Jason Kreitzer <jk71875@gmail.com>: Jul 20 08:38PM -0700

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 2:12:19 AM UTC-4, Mark Brader wrote:
> (6 letters).
 
> 3. To douse in some form of potable alcohol and set alight
> (6 letters).
Flambe?
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Jul 21 12:34AM -0700

Mark Brader wrote:
> the appropriate cooking term.
 
> 1. To immerse in rapidly boiling water and allow to cook slightly
> (6 letters).
 
blanch
 
> (6 letters).
 
> 3. To douse in some form of potable alcohol and set alight
> (6 letters).
 
flambe
 
> while cooking (5 letters).
 
> 7. To separate and remove solids from a liquid, thus making it clear
> (7 letters).
 
clarify
 
> use as a sauce or gravy (7 letters).
 
> 10. To heat sugar in a pan in order to turn it brown and give it
> a special taste (10 letters).
 
caramelize
 
 
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 10 updates in 3 topics

tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Jul 19 01:42PM


> * Game 8, Round 2 - Miscellaneous - Cooking Terms
 
> 1. To immerse in rapidly boiling water and allow to cook slightly
> (6 letters).
 
simmer
 
> 2. To sprinkle or coat with flour or other fine substance
> (6 letters).
 
dredge
 
> 3. To douse in some form of potable alcohol and set alight
> (6 letters).
 
flambe
 
> 4. From a French word referring to a surface burnt brown; used
> to describe any oven-baked dish on which a golden brown crust
> of bread crumbs or creamy sauce is formed (6 letters).
 
gratin
 
> 5. To make solid fat into liquid by melting it slowly (6 letters).
 
render
 
> 8. To cut vegetables, fruit, or cheese into thin strips (8 letters).
 
julienne
 
> 10. To heat sugar in a pan in order to turn it brown and give it
> a special taste (10 letters).
 
caramelize
 
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Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Jul 19 09:30AM -0500

In article <AMKdnfu6DNajZfPEnZ2dnUU7-UnNnZ2d@giganews.com>, msb@vex.net says...
> the appropriate cooking term.
 
> 1. To immerse in rapidly boiling water and allow to cook slightly
> (6 letters).
blanch
 
> (6 letters).
 
> 3. To douse in some form of potable alcohol and set alight
> (6 letters).
flambe
 
> 4. From a French word referring to a surface burnt brown; used
> to describe any oven-baked dish on which a golden brown crust
> of bread crumbs or creamy sauce is formed (6 letters).
broule

> 5. To make solid fat into liquid by melting it slowly (6 letters).
render
 
 
> 7. To separate and remove solids from a liquid, thus making it clear
> (7 letters).
 
> 8. To cut vegetables, fruit, or cheese into thin strips (8 letters).
julienne
 
> use as a sauce or gravy (7 letters).
 
> 10. To heat sugar in a pan in order to turn it brown and give it
> a special taste (10 letters).
caramelize
 
 
 
 
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"Peter Smyth" <smythp@gmail.com>: Jul 19 03:17PM

Mark Brader wrote:
 
> (6 letters).
 
> 3. To douse in some form of potable alcohol and set alight
> (6 letters).
Flambe
> while cooking (5 letters).
 
> 7. To separate and remove solids from a liquid, thus making it clear
> (7 letters).
Clarify
> 8. To cut vegetables, fruit, or cheese into thin strips (8 letters).
Julienne
> use as a sauce or gravy (7 letters).
 
> 10. To heat sugar in a pan in order to turn it brown and give it
> a special taste (10 letters).
Caramelize
 
 
Peter Smyth
Bruce <bbowler@bigelow.org>: Jul 19 04:58PM

On Wed, 19 Jul 2017 01:12:14 -0500, Mark Brader wrote:
 
> appropriate cooking term.
 
> 1. To immerse in rapidly boiling water and allow to cook slightly
> (6 letters).
 
blanch
 
> 2. To sprinkle or coat with flour or other fine substance
> (6 letters).
 
dredge
 
> 3. To douse in some form of potable alcohol and set alight
> (6 letters).
 
Flambe
 
> 4. From a French word referring to a surface burnt brown; used
> to describe any oven-baked dish on which a golden brown crust of
> bread crumbs or creamy sauce is formed (6 letters).
 
gratin
 
> 5. To make solid fat into liquid by melting it slowly (6 letters).
 
render
 
> 6. To secure poultry with string or skewers to hold its shape
> while cooking (5 letters).
 
Truss
 
> 7. To separate and remove solids from a liquid, thus making it clear
> (7 letters).
 
clarify
 
> 8. To cut vegetables, fruit, or cheese into thin strips (8 letters).
 
Julienne
 
> pan in which food has been fried, sautéed, or roasted and scrape
> surface of pan over high heat,adding flavor to the liquid for use as
> a sauce or gravy (7 letters).
 
deglaze
 
> 10. To heat sugar in a pan in order to turn it brown and give it
> a special taste (10 letters).
 
caramelize
 
 
> * Game 8, Round 3 - Canadiana - Canadian Business Scandals
 
nope
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Jul 19 05:05PM -0700

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 4:12:19 PM UTC+10, Mark Brader wrote:
 
> the appropriate cooking term.
 
> 1. To immerse in rapidly boiling water and allow to cook slightly
> (6 letters).
 
Blanch
 
> (6 letters).
 
> 3. To douse in some form of potable alcohol and set alight
> (6 letters).
 
Flambe
 
> 4. From a French word referring to a surface burnt brown; used
> to describe any oven-baked dish on which a golden brown crust
> of bread crumbs or creamy sauce is formed (6 letters).
 
Brulee
 
 
> 7. To separate and remove solids from a liquid, thus making it clear
> (7 letters).
 
> 8. To cut vegetables, fruit, or cheese into thin strips (8 letters).
 
Julienne
 
> use as a sauce or gravy (7 letters).
 
> 10. To heat sugar in a pan in order to turn it brown and give it
> a special taste (10 letters).
 
Caramelise

 
 
> * Game 8, Round 3 - Canadiana - Canadian Business Scandals
 
Pass
 
cheers,
calvin
ArenEss <areness1@yahoo.com>: Jul 19 11:26AM -0500

On Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:34:50 -0700 (PDT), Calvin <334152@gmail.com>
wrote:
 
>> >10 What is the second lowest layer of the atmosphere, located above the troposphere?
>> Stratosphere
 
>Aren- can you please confirm that you answered these from your own knowledge only?
 
Well, I did guess on numbers 2 & 6, but all others were known to me.
 
ArenEss
 
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Jul 19 04:58PM -0700

On Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 2:26:39 AM UTC+10, ArenEss wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:34:50 -0700 (PDT), Calvin <334152@gmail.com>
 
> >Aren- can you please confirm that you answered these from your own knowledge only?
 
> Well, I did guess on numbers 2 & 6, but all others were known to me.
 
Thanks- well done.
 
cheers,
calvin
Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Jul 19 09:19AM -0500

In article <2fe94543-df9e-4d7b-879c-fd9134d4d115@googlegroups.com>, 334152@gmail.com says...
 
> 1 Which US state is known as the "Bluegrass State"?
Kentucky
 
> 4 Since 1996, the Olympic modern pentathlon has been contested over how many days?
> 5 Which of Henry VIII's wives was known as the Flanders Mare?
> 6 Which US supermarket fake news tabloid was founded in 1926 by William Griffin?
National Enquirer?
 
> 7 Pink Eye is an alternative name for which medical condition?
conjunctivitis
 
> 8 How often should one perform a quotidian task?
daily
 
> 9 Which manufacturer has made the i30 model since 2007?
Infiniti
 
> 10 Which river is the natural habitat of pink river dolphins (Inia Geoffrensis)?
Amazon
 
 
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ArenEss <areness1@yahoo.com>: Jul 19 11:36AM -0500

On Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:39:44 -0700 (PDT), Calvin <334152@gmail.com>
wrote:
 
 
>1 Which US state is known as the "Bluegrass State"?
Kentucky
>2 Which human sense relies on an organ called the corti?
Smell
>3 "Operation Barbarossa" was the code name for Nazi Germany's WW2 invasion of which country?
USSR
>4 Since 1996, the Olympic modern pentathlon has been contested over how many days?
1
>5 Which of Henry VIII's wives was known as the Flanders Mare?
Anne of Cleves
>6 Which US supermarket fake news tabloid was founded in 1926 by William Griffin?
The Inquirer
>7 Pink Eye is an alternative name for which medical condition?
Conjunctivitus
>8 How often should one perform a quotidian task?
Daily
>9 Which manufacturer has made the i30 model since 2007?
Infiniti
>10 Which river is the natural habitat of pink river dolphins (Inia Geoffrensis)?
Amazon
 
ArenEss
 
swp <stephen.w.perry@gmail.com>: Jul 19 04:46PM -0700

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 9:39:44 PM UTC-4, Calvin wrote:
> 1 Which US state is known as the "Bluegrass State"?
 
kentucky
 
> 2 Which human sense relies on an organ called the corti?
 
smell
 
> 3 "Operation Barbarossa" was the code name for Nazi Germany's WW2 invasion of which country?
 
soviet union
 
> 4 Since 1996, the Olympic modern pentathlon has been contested over how many days?
 
3
 
> 5 Which of Henry VIII's wives was known as the Flanders Mare?
 
anne of cleves
 
> 6 Which US supermarket fake news tabloid was founded in 1926 by William Griffin?
 
national enquirer
 
> 7 Pink Eye is an alternative name for which medical condition?
 
conjunctivitis
 
> 8 How often should one perform a quotidian task?
 
daily
 
> 9 Which manufacturer has made the i30 model since 2007?
 
hyundai
 
> 10 Which river is the natural habitat of pink river dolphins (Inia Geoffrensis)?
 
amazon (saw them many times while there and on the tv show 'river monsters')
 
swp
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Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Jul 18 06:39PM -0700

1 Which US state is known as the "Bluegrass State"?
2 Which human sense relies on an organ called the corti?
3 "Operation Barbarossa" was the code name for Nazi Germany's WW2 invasion of which country?
4 Since 1996, the Olympic modern pentathlon has been contested over how many days?
5 Which of Henry VIII's wives was known as the Flanders Mare?
6 Which US supermarket fake news tabloid was founded in 1926 by William Griffin?
7 Pink Eye is an alternative name for which medical condition?
8 How often should one perform a quotidian task?
9 Which manufacturer has made the i30 model since 2007?
10 Which river is the natural habitat of pink river dolphins (Inia Geoffrensis)?
 
cheers,
calvin
tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Jul 19 02:04AM


> 1 Which US state is known as the "Bluegrass State"?
 
Kentucky
 
> 2 Which human sense relies on an organ called the corti?
 
smell
 
> 3 "Operation Barbarossa"?was the?code name?for?Nazi Germany's WW2 invasion of which country?
 
USSR
 
> 4 Since 1996, the Olympic modern pentathlon has been contested over how many days?
 
3
 
> 5 Which of Henry VIII's wives was known as the Flanders Mare?
 
Anne of Cleves
 
> 6 Which US supermarket fake news tabloid was founded in 1926 by William Griffin?
 
Weekly World News
 
> 8 How often should one perform a quotidian task?
 
daily
 
> 9 Which manufacturer has made the i30 model since 2007?
 
Porsche
 
> 10 Which river is the natural habitat of pink river dolphins (Inia Geoffrensis)?
 
Yangtze; Congo
 
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msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Jul 18 09:41PM -0500

"Calvin":
> 1 Which US state is known as the "Bluegrass State"?
 
Kentucky.
 
> 2 Which human sense relies on an organ called the corti?
 
It's "organ of Corti", and it's smell.
 
> 3 "Operation Barbarossa" was the code name for Nazi
> Germany's WW2 invasion of which country?
 
USSR.
 
> 4 Since 1996, the Olympic modern pentathlon has been
> contested over how many days?
 
3?
 
> 5 Which of Henry VIII's wives was known as the Flanders Mare?
 
Anne of Cleves?
 
> 6 Which US supermarket fake news tabloid was founded in 1926
> by William Griffin?
 
"National Enquirer"?
 
> 7 Pink Eye is an alternative name for which medical condition?
 
Conjunctivitis.
 
> 8 How often should one perform a quotidian task?
 
Daily.
 
> 9 Which manufacturer has made the i30 model since 2007?
 
Datsun?
 
> 10 Which river is the natural habitat of pink river dolphins
> (Inia Geoffrensis)?
 
Hey, those came up in yesterday's Canadian Inquisition game! I'd never
heard of them before. I'll try the Swanee River.
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Toronto I cannot imagine their sitcoms."
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Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Jul 19 12:27AM -0700

Calvin wrote:
> 1 Which US state is known as the "Bluegrass State"?
 
Kentucky
 
> 2 Which human sense relies on an organ called the corti?
 
sight
 
> 3 "Operation Barbarossa" was the code name for Nazi Germany's WW2 invasion of which country?
 
Soviet Union
 
> 4 Since 1996, the Olympic modern pentathlon has been contested over how many days?
 
2
 
> 5 Which of Henry VIII's wives was known as the Flanders Mare?
 
Catherine Parr
 
> 6 Which US supermarket fake news tabloid was founded in 1926 by William Griffin?
 
Weekly World News
 
> 7 Pink Eye is an alternative name for which medical condition?
> 8 How often should one perform a quotidian task?
 
daily
 
> 9 Which manufacturer has made the i30 model since 2007?
 
BMW
 
> 10 Which river is the natural habitat of pink river dolphins (Inia Geoffrensis)?
 
Mekong
 
 
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Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Jul 19 10:08AM +0200

> 1 Which US state is known as the "Bluegrass State"?
 
Tenessee
 
> 2 Which human sense relies on an organ called the corti?
 
Hearing
 
> 3 "Operation Barbarossa" was the code name for Nazi Germany's WW2
> invasion of which country?
 
USSR
 
> 4 Since 1996, the Olympic modern pentathlon has been contested over
> how many days?
 
Four
 
> 8 How often should one perform a quotidian task?
 
Yearly
 
 
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"Peter Smyth" <smythp@gmail.com>: Jul 19 08:07AM

> 1 Which US state is known as the "Bluegrass State"?
Kentucky
> 2 Which human sense relies on an organ called the corti?
Sight
> 3 "Operation Barbarossa" was the code name for Nazi Germany's WW2
> invasion of which country?
Italy
> 4 Since 1996, the Olympic modern pentathlon has been contested over how
> many days?
One
> 5 Which of Henry VIII's wives was known as the Flanders Mare?
Anne of Cleves
> 6 Which US supermarket fake news tabloid was founded in 1926 by William
> Griffin?
National Enquirer
> 7 Pink Eye is an alternative name for which medical condition?
Conjuctivitis
> 8 How often should one perform a quotidian task?
Daily
> 9 Which manufacturer has made the i30 model since 2007?
BMW
> 10 Which river is the natural habitat of pink river dolphins (Inia
> Geoffrensis)?
Amazon
 
Peter Smyth
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Jul 19 01:12AM -0500

These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2017-03-13,
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 8, Round 2 - Miscellaneous - Cooking Terms
 
Given a description and the number of letters in the word, provide
the appropriate cooking term.
 
1. To immerse in rapidly boiling water and allow to cook slightly
(6 letters).
 
2. To sprinkle or coat with flour or other fine substance
(6 letters).
 
3. To douse in some form of potable alcohol and set alight
(6 letters).
 
4. From a French word referring to a surface burnt brown; used
to describe any oven-baked dish on which a golden brown crust
of bread crumbs or creamy sauce is formed (6 letters).
 
5. To make solid fat into liquid by melting it slowly (6 letters).
 
6. To secure poultry with string or skewers to hold its shape
while cooking (5 letters).
 
7. To separate and remove solids from a liquid, thus making it clear
(7 letters).
 
8. To cut vegetables, fruit, or cheese into thin strips (8 letters).
 
9. To add liquid to the juices and brown bits on the surface of a
pan in which food has been fried, sautéed, or roasted and scrape
surface of pan over high heat,adding flavor to the liquid for
use as a sauce or gravy (7 letters).
 
10. To heat sugar in a pan in order to turn it brown and give it
a special taste (10 letters).
 
 
* Game 8, Round 3 - Canadiana - Canadian Business Scandals
 
This round is about Canadian companies that received bad press,
rightly or wrongly, for some aspect of their operations that ended
up in the public eye.
 
1. A report by the CBC-TV show "The Fifth Estate" stated in 1985
that the Conservative government approved a popular food item
for sale, even though there were health concerns. Two days
later a recall was ordered. What type of food was it?
 
2. Maple Leaf Foods had to recall cold cuts, issue an apology, and
pay out money in a class-action lawsuit because of an "outbreak"
of health problems its products caused. What health problems?
 
3. The Ontario Securities Commission issued penalties in 2003
against YBM Magnex, an alleged industrial magnet company that was
actually a front for the Russian mob. The company's chairman
of the board was reprimanded by the securities regulator.
He is also a former premier of Ontario. Who?
 
4. Bre-X Minerals, with its supposed gold deposit in Indonesia, is
considered one of the biggest Canadian mining stock market
frauds. The founder died of a brain aneurysm. The chief
geologist was acquitted on insider trading charges. Its other
main geologist fell out of a helicopter -- allegedly a suicide.
Name any of these men.
 
5. This Canadian businessman was a partner of Conrad Black for
over 35 years. When they faced criminal charges in the
United States, he negotiated a plea bargain and assisted the
prosecution.
 
6. The Hollinger papers were controlled by a holding company
originally formed by Conrad Black's father and other associates,
including Bud McDougald. At one time it was the holding company
for Argus Corporation. This company no longer exists. What was
its name?
 
7. This Canadian bank was accused of helping Enron hide debt.
In 2005 it agreed to pay $2,400,000,000 to settle a lawsuit
over the allegations but denied any wrongdoing. Name the bank.
 
8. This Canadian bank received bad publicity in 2013 after it
was made public that the bank was making use of temporary
foreign workers in certain areas such as IT instead of Canadian
residents. Name the bank.
 
9. This large Canadian company is going to trial on corruption
charges, although not until 2018, primarily to do with past
business dealings in Africa. Former senior executives are also
facing charges. Name the company.
 
10. Michel Fournier, a former head of the Federal Bridge Corp.,
is awaiting trial on corruption charges related to a $127,000,000
contract awarded to SNC Lavalin several years ago to refurbish
Montreal's Jacques Cartier Bridge. In the early 1990s, Fournier
was briefly chief of staff to *which Canadian politician*?
 
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Toronto | I would have started with lasers, 8:00, Day 1!"
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msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Jul 19 01:10AM -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 7 is over and JOSHUA KREITZER is the winner.
Hearty congratulations!
 
 
> "Big MacLean Stevenson".
 
> 1. Somewhat erratic hip-hop music star -- and where Steve Bannon's
> office is currently located.
 
Kanye West Wing. 4 for Joshua, Peter, Dan Blum, Stephen, and Jason.
 
> 2. An 80-year-old, originally from Argentina, who is one of the
> best-known people in the world -- and a former Lord Chancellor
> of England who died in 1626.
 
Pope Francis Bacon. 4 for Joshua, Dan Tilque, Marc, Peter, Stephen,
and Calvin.
 
> 3. Very recently injured Toronto Raptors forward and the actor
> who was Archie Bunker.
 
DeMarre Carroll O'Connor. 4 for Stephen.
 
> 4. High-profile U.S. legislation to reform Wall Street and protect
> consumers -- and legendary crooner from Hoboken, New Jersey.
 
Dodd Frank Sinatra. 4 for Joshua, Dan Tilque, Marc, Erland, Dan Blum,
Stephen, and Calvin.
 
> 5. A potassium nitrate compound that was wrongly thought to reduce
> carnal urges -- and a long-time CBC-TV news anchor.
 
Saltpeter Mansbridge.
 
Remember, "these questions were written to be asked in Toronto
on 2017-03-06, and should be interpreted accordingly". No doubt
this question became harder when Peter Mansbridge retired earlier
this month.
 
> 6. Extremely low-profile former Canadian leader -- and famous US
> author who, it turns out, really only had one good novel in her.
 
Stephen Harper Lee. 4 for Joshua, Dan Tilque, Marc, Peter, Dan Blum,
Stephen, and Calvin.
 
> 7. US state whose capital is Bismarck -- and the female star of
> the movie "Fifty Shades of Grey".
 
North Dakota Johnson. (Not Fanning!) 4 for Joshua.
 
> 8. The name of the main female character in the Terminator movies --
> and, arguably, the best young hockey player in the world today.
 
Sarah Connor McDavid. 4 for Stephen.
 
> 9. Grammy-Award-winning rhythm-and-blues singer originally known for
> iconic disco song "Lady Marmalade", with its lascivious lyrics --
> and nickname for a Canadian province.
 
Patti LaBelle Province. 4 for Joshua and Stephen.
 
> 10. Thesaurus-loving Canadian businessman and convicted felon --
> and North American protest group created in 2012.
 
Conrad Black Lives Matter. 4 for Joshua, Dan Tilque, Peter, Dan Blum,
and Stephen.
 
 
 
> Yes, it's public transit again.
 
> A1. What major New York train station is located at
> 34th St. subway station on the A train?
 
Penn(sylvania) Station. 4 for Joshua, Dan Tilque, Marc, Peter,
Dan Blum, and Stephen.
 
> to where? Hint: The place shares part of its name with
> a famous Ramones song. Your answer must be at least two
> words for full points.
 
The A actually splits into three branches ending at Far Rockaway /
Mott Av., Rockaway Park Beach / 116 St., and Ozone Park / Lefferts
Blvd.; I'm accepting either part of any of these, as well as the
actual song title, which is "Rockaway Beach", and scoring "Rockaway"
alone as almost correct. 4 for Joshua, Peter, and Stephen.
 
 
 
> B1. The Byzantine Empire survived the fall of the Roman
> Empire and continued until 1453 when it fell to what other
> transcontinental empire?
 
Ottoman Empire. Yes, it was Turkish, but that's not what it
was named. 4 for Joshua, Marc, Erland, Peter, Dan Blum, Stephen,
and Calvin.
 
> B2. The Babylonian Empire existed from 1894 BC and expanded
> from 1792 to 1750 BC, but then rapidly fell apart -- after
> the death of which leader?
 
Hammurabi. 4 for Dan Tilque, Marc, Peter, Dan Blum, and Stephen.
 
 
 
> C1. A solar flare is often accompanied by an unusually large
> release of plasma and electro-magnetic radiation. What is
> the term for this phenomenon?
 
Coronal mass ejection. (Not "discharge".) 4 for Dan Tilque
and Stephen.
 
> Earth by producing streams of highly energetic particles
> in the solar wind. What is the term for these events as
> perceived on Earth?
 
Geomagnetic storm. Auroras are only one aspect of it.
 
 
> * D. Entertainment: Peplum -- Films
 
> "Peplum film" is a term given to the sword-and-sandal epics that
> dominated the Italian movie industry from 1958 to 1965.
 
(Who knew?)
 
> D1. What American bodybuilder and actor starred in over 14
> peplum films, including "Jason and the Argonauts" in 1959?
 
Steve Reeves. 4 for Joshua and Stephen.
 
> D2. What 1982 Arnold Schwarzenegger film spawned a resurgence
> of the peplum genre?
 
"Conan the Barbarian". 4 for Joshua, Dan Tilque, Marc, Dan Blum,
Stephen, Calvin, and Jason.
 
 
> * E. Sports: High-Low -- in Card Games
 
> E1. What poker variant is named after a US city and splits the
> pot between a high hand and a low hand?
 
Omaha High-Low. 4 for Marc, Erland, Peter, Stephen, and Calvin.
 
> E2. What is the highest point value of a hand in the game
> of baccarat?
 
9. 4 for Stephen and Calvin.
 
 
> six stories, then concludes them in the second half of
> the book. All the stories are linked, as by the protagonist
> of one reading or hearing another.
 
"Cloud Atlas". 4 for Peter and Stephen.
 
> F2. This classic novel revolves around pilots in World War II
> and revisits events from different points of view and time
> frames. Name the novel.
 
"Catch-22". 4 for Marc, Dan Blum, Stephen, and Calvin.
 
 
Scores, if there are no errors:
 
GAME 7 ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 BEST
TOPICS-> Sci Spo Ent Can Geo Lit Mis Cha SIX
Joshua Kreitzer 8 20 40 4 31 28 28 20 167
Dan Blum 20 26 32 4 30 31 16 20 159
Dan Tilque 4 28 16 11 36 8 16 16 123
Marc Dashevsky -- -- 24 0 20 24 12 24 104
Pete Gayde 4 32 28 0 24 10 -- -- 98
Peter Smyth -- -- 16 0 32 0 16 24 88
Jason Kreitzer 0 16 20 0 16 20 4 4 80
"Calvin" 12 20 14 0 -- -- 12 20 78
Stephen Perry -- -- -- -- -- -- 32 44 76
Bruce Bowler -- -- 24 0 32 4 -- -- 60
Erland Sommarskog -- -- -- -- 24 0 4 8 36
Gareth Owen 0 27 -- -- -- -- -- -- 27
 
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Don Piven <don@piven.net>: Jul 18 09:05PM -0500

On 7/11/17 18:32, Don Piven wrote:
> might want to wait until the All-Star Game is over before posting your
> answers.
 
> 1) Who hit the first home run in an All-Star Game?
 
George Herman Ruth. Dan T. and Gareth got this one.
 
> 2) Name the only player to hit a grand slam in an All-Star Game.
 
Fred Lynn in the 1983 ASG. (Fun fact: Lynn's grand slam came fifty
years to the day from Ruth's inaugural dinger, both were hit in the
bottom of the third inning, and both were hit out of Chicago's Comiskey
Park.)
 
> 3) This Hall-of-Fame, Cy Young Award-winning pitcher once gave up three
> home runs in one of his All-Star Game appearances.
 
Jim Palmer served up gopher balls to Joe Morgan, Greg Luzinski, and
Steve Garvey before being pulled in the third inning of the 1977 ASG.
 
> 4) Hammerin' Hank Aaron holds the record for number of All-Star Game
> roster appearances with 25. Which two legendary players are tied for
> second and third in number of roster appearances?
 
Willie Mays and Stan Musial were both on the roster 24 times. Both Dan
T. and Gareth correctly picked Willie, but nobody guessed Musial.
 
> 5) The All-Star Game has gone into extra innings 11 times. Two All-Star
> Games are tied for the most innings played. How many innings?
 
The 1967 and 2008 ASGs both went fifteen innings.
 
> Yankees, but he also holds the record for the most hits given up by a
> pitcher appearing in at least one All-Star Game. Plus or minus two, how
> many hits did he give up in his ten appearances?
 
19 (acceptable range 17-21).
 
> 7) The 2002 All-Star Game ended with the score tied 7-7 after eleven
> innings, because the teams ran out of what?
 
Pitchers. Everyone got this one right, which surprised me because I'd
completely forgotten about it. Both managers ran out of eligible
pitchers, and appealed to (then) Commissioner Bud Selig to call the game
if nobody scored in that inning.
 
> 8) 1961 was a weird year in All-Star Game history. First, two All-Star
> Games were played, one on July 11, and one on July 31. The second game
> ended in a tie after regulation play. Why?
 
It was called due to rain. There have been only two rain-shortened
ASGs; the first one in 1952 ended after five innings with the National
League leading 3-2.
 
> 9) In the 2007 All-Star Game, the Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki did
> this for the first time in his major league career, also becoming the
> only person to do so in an All-Star Game. What was this feat?
 
Ichiro hit an inside-the-park home run.
 
> 10) The New York Mets' Dwight Gooden has a spot in All-Star Game history
> he might not want to have earned; in two of his four All-Star
> appearances, he was charged with what?
 
Dr. K committed balks in his 1986 and 1988 appearances. He is the only
ASG pitcher to balk more than once. Gareth answered correctly.
 
> 11) Plus or minus 5, how many total home runs have been hit in all of
> the All-Star Games? (INCLUDING this year's game, so you might want to
> wait to post your answers until after the game is over.)
 
The two homers hit in this year's game bring the total All-Star HR count
to 187 (acceptable range was 182-192).
 
 
And now, the RQ #262 box score :-)
 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 : TOTAL
--------------------------------+------
Dan Blum 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 : 1
Dan Tilque 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 : 2
Gareth Owen 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 : 3
 
Congratulations to Gareth Owen! RQ #263 is yours to set as you wish.
ArenEss <areness1@yahoo.com>: Jul 18 09:02AM -0500

On Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:11:17 -0700 (PDT), Calvin <334152@gmail.com>
wrote:
 
 
>1 Typically made with French fries, bacon, cheese and gravy, what is the unofficial national dish of Canada?
Poutine
>2 Who was the first President of Zimbabwe from 1980-87?
Canaan Banana
>3 Who was Tom Cruise's first wife?
Mimi Rogers
>4 Which 1977 album by Queen shares its name with a defunct British national newspaper?
News of the World
>5 To which section of an orchestra does the bassoon belong?
Woodwinds
>6 Who was the father of English monarch King Edward VI?
Henry VIII
>7 Tina Turner sang the theme to which 1995 James Bond film?
GoldenEye
>8 American writer Peter Benchley wrote which 1974 novel, and (with Carl Gottlieb) the screenplay for the 1975 film of the same name?
Jaws
>9 The Hugo Boss fashion house is based in which European country?
Germany
>10 What is the second lowest layer of the atmosphere, located above the troposphere?
Stratosphere
 
ArenEss
 
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Jul 18 06:32PM -0700

On Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 11:11:18 AM UTC+10, Calvin wrote:
 
> 1 Typically made with French fries, bacon, cheese and gravy, what is the unofficial national dish of Canada?
 
Poutine
 
> 2 Who was the first President of Zimbabwe from 1980-87?
 
Canaan Banana
Mugabe was Prime Minister for that period before becoming President in 1987.
 
> 3 Who was Tom Cruise's first wife?
 
Mimi Rogers
 
> 4 Which 1977 album by Queen shares its name with a defunct British national newspaper?
 
News of the World
 
> 5 To which section of an orchestra does the bassoon belong?
 
Woodwind
 
> 6 Who was the father of English monarch King Edward VI?
 
Henry VIII
 
> 7 Tina Turner sang the theme to which 1995 James Bond film?
 
Goldeneye
 
> 8 American writer Peter Benchley wrote which 1974 novel, and (with Carl Gottlieb) the screenplay for the 1975 film of the same name?
 
Jaws
 
> 9 The Hugo Boss fashion house is based in which European country?
 
Germany
 
> 10 What is the second lowest layer of the atmosphere, located above the troposphere?
 
Stratosphere
 
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 Q10 TOTAL TB Quiz 494
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 43 Aren Ess
0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 5 24 Peter Smyth
1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 5 27 Mark Brader
1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 5 30 Dan Blum
1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 5 30 Chris Johnson
1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 23 Pete Gayde
1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 4 24 Marc Dashevsky
1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 18 Dan Tilque
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 12 Erland S
- - - - - - - - - - --- ----------
7 2 1 4 7 6 5 5 1 5 43 48%
 
Well that was a tough one. Well done Aren.
 
cheers,
calvin
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Jul 18 06:34PM -0700

On Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 2:03:35 PM UTC+10, Mark Brader wrote:
> > unofficial national dish of Canada?
 
> I think you want poutine, but I don't normally hear of bacon being
> "typically" part of it.
 
Noted thanks. It's always included here in my experience, but I guess that is a comment on Australian palates.
 
cheers,
calvin
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Jul 18 06:34PM -0700

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 12:02:44 AM UTC+10, ArenEss wrote:
> Germany
> >10 What is the second lowest layer of the atmosphere, located above the troposphere?
> Stratosphere
 
Aren- can you please confirm that you answered these from your own knowledge only?
 
cheers,
calvin
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