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Old 16 October 2011, 10:49 AM
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Read This! Name the common element

Simple game, simple rules.

The following things have something in common.

1. Ernest Hemingway.
2. John Steinbeck.
3. Dr. Suess.
4. William Styron.
5. Irving Wallace.
6. Glenn Beck.
7. Jimmy Buffett.
8. Mitch Albom.

Name thing common element.
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Old 16 October 2011, 11:54 AM
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Thay are all male American writers that have never been in my kitchen.
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Old 16 October 2011, 03:09 PM
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Darn, I thought this was going to be a periodic table game.
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Old 16 October 2011, 03:19 PM
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Me too! They've all got C, N, O, H, Fe....
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Old 16 October 2011, 03:38 PM
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They were all secret cross-dressers?
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Old 16 October 2011, 04:18 PM
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Wrote things on a dare/challenge?
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Old 16 October 2011, 05:30 PM
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I was thinking maybe it had to do with days of the week in titles (Irving Wallace's The Sunday Gentleman, Mitch Albom's Tuesdays With Morrie, so I went to look up whether any of Jimmy Buffet's titles fit the bill. The Wikipedia article gave it away, so I'll abstain from answering in case anyone can come up with it on their own.
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Old 16 October 2011, 05:45 PM
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All had both fiction and nonfiction best-sellers?
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Old 16 October 2011, 07:53 PM
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I was thinking maybe it had to do with days of the week in titles (Irving Wallace's The Sunday Gentleman, Mitch Albom's Tuesdays With Morrie, so I went to look up whether any of Jimmy Buffet's titles fit the bill. The Wikipedia article gave it away, so I'll abstain from answering in case anyone can come up with it on their own.
But he does have 'come Monday' so, you could be right, in another way?
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Old 16 October 2011, 08:59 PM
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I don't think Buffet used that title as a book title, though. (Brad's got it! Although calling anything produced by Glenn Beck a work of non-fiction...)
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Old 16 October 2011, 09:14 PM
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I don't think Buffet used that title as a book title, though. (Brad's got it! Although calling anything produced by Glenn Beck a work of non-fiction...)
That's what stumped me for a while....
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Old 17 October 2011, 10:07 AM
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So, does the winner post the next set?
Or can I jump in with one?


What do the following people have in common?

Ramblin Man'
Hard Hearted Hannah
Wanted Man
The Old Man No One Loves
Me And You And A Dog Named Boo
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Old 17 October 2011, 12:08 PM
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So, does the winner post the next set?
Or can I jump in with one?


What do the following people have in common?

Ramblin Man'
Hard Hearted Hannah
Wanted Man
The Old Man No One Loves
Me And You And A Dog Named Boo
Too easy. They all mention Georgia somewhere in the lyrics. Am I supposed to come up with one?
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Old 17 October 2011, 12:11 PM
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Uh...okay. How about these writers? What is the common element?

John D. Macdonald
John Updike
Sue Grafton
Janet Evanovich
Ellery Queen
Lilian Jackson Braun
Martha Grimes

I don't expect this will take you long.
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Old 17 October 2011, 12:13 PM
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They all mention Georgia.

My turn. What specific thing do these actors have in common:

Guy Pearce, Mel Gibson, Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Isla Fisher, Hugo Weaving, Olivia Newton-John.


(eta - spanked, but try anyway)
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Old 17 October 2011, 12:36 PM
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Damian - they're all Australian? (Not specific enough?)

Brad - I'm seeing a lot of detective fiction, but I'm not sure where Updike fits in.
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Damian - they're all Australian? (Not specific enough?)
That would have been too easy. They are all "Australian" actors that were not born in Australia.
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Old 17 October 2011, 12:49 PM
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damian - are they all Australians who weren't actually born in Australia? Obviously, Mel Gibson and Nicole Kidman were born in the US, and I think Guy Pearce was born in England.

ETA: Oh, boo. That's what I get for going to make a cup of tea while posting.
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Uh...okay. How about these writers? What is the common element?

John D. Macdonald
John Updike
Sue Grafton
Janet Evanovich
Ellery Queen
Lilian Jackson Braun
Martha Grimes

I don't expect this will take you long.
Books with themed titles?
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Old 17 October 2011, 01:04 PM
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Books with themed titles?
EX-actle. Updike's "Rabbit" books all had a pattern of alliteration (Rabbit Run, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit at Rest, etc.). Macdonald used a color code in his Travis McGee series: The Deep Blue Goodbye, The Long Lavender Look....
And so on.
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