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Old 19 March 2019, 12:26 PM
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1. What two colors, in checkerboard fashion, make up the flag of Bavaria?

Blue and white - but it's not in checkerboard fashion (unless you treat your checkerboard very badly indeed), because it's not squares, but rhombs.

2. What rock accomplishment did Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show sing about in 1972 and achieve on March 29, 1973?

A No. 1 hit?

4. What alkaloid is by far the world's most consumed psychoactive drug?

Tobacco. ETA: Or better: nicotine

6. The events described in the book of Deuteronomy as taking place at Mount Horeb are placed elsewhere in the Bible at what geographical site?

Mount Sinai?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these iconic paintings? The Age of Innocence, Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, The Feast in the House of Levi, The Hay Wain, The Night Watch, The Raft of the Medusa, The Slave Ship, Time Transfixed, Whistler's Mother.

I know at least four of them, but I have no idea.
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Old 19 March 2019, 12:33 PM
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#7- the name it's commonly called isn't the actual name of the painting? ?
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Old 19 March 2019, 01:13 PM
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1. What two colors, in checkerboard fashion, make up the flag of Bavaria?
White and sky blue. (I used to know the heraldic names, but my memory fades....)

2. What rock accomplishment did Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show sing about in 1972 and achieve on March 29, 1973?
Being on the cover of the Rolling Stone.

3. What organization was founded by Stanley "Tookie" Williams in Los Angeles in 1969, named perhaps for the fashionable canes its members carried?
Total guess: Walking Stick Society?

4. What alkaloid is by far the world's most consumed psychoactive drug?
Caffeine?

5. What have Sadie Murray, Ryan Hoag, Ashley Iaconetti, and Colton Underwood all had in common in their appearances on TV's The Bachelor franchise?
They, like the entire franchise, have been totally ignored by me.

6. The events described in the book of Deuteronomy as taking place at Mount Horeb are placed elsewhere in the Bible at what geographical site?
Mount Sinai?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these iconic paintings? The Age of Innocence, Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, The Feast in the House of Levi, The Hay Wain, The Night Watch, The Raft of the Medusa, The Slave Ship, Time Transfixed, Whistler's Mother.
I am not familiar with all of them, and I believe I've only seen one in person (Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1) so I got nothin'
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Old 19 March 2019, 02:30 PM
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What two colors, in checkerboard fashion, make up the flag of Bavaria?
Red and green. I mean, why not?
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2. What rock accomplishment did Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show sing about in 1972 and achieve on March 29, 1973?
Cover of the Rolling Stone. Am I wrong in thinking this is a gimme?
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3. What organization was founded by Stanley "Tookie" Williams in Los Angeles in 1969, named perhaps for the fashionable canes its members carried?
I seriously haven't a clue, and suspect I'll be forehead slapping when I read other people's answers.
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4. What alkaloid is by far the world's most consumed psychoactive drug?
Hmmm. Deliberately consumed, or consumed as part of something else? The first thing that came to mind was the active part of ergot, which is also the active part of LSD. Unfortunately, I don't know what that's called, so my answer is totally bogus.
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5. What have Sadie Murray, Ryan Hoag, Ashley Iaconetti, and Colton Underwood all had in common in their appearances on TV's The Bachelor franchise?
They actually did get married? Because it sure seems to me that the franchise is all about winning, and not about actually getting married.
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6. The events described in the book of Deuteronomy as taking place at Mount Horeb are placed elsewhere in the Bible at what geographical site?
Sinai.
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these iconic paintings? The Age of Innocence, Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, The Feast in the House of Levi, The Hay Wain, The Night Watch, The Raft of the Medusa, The Slave Ship, Time Transfixed, Whistler's Mother.
I'm pretty sure I've heard of most of them, for one thing. I also think they are the representative paintings of their styles, but that's not particularly unusual. I know at least some of them were parodied, as well. ETA: Oooh, I think Kitap's got it.

Not a very good week for me.

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Old 19 March 2019, 02:57 PM
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I got a number 7! That almost never happens.

1. Going to guess the same colors as a BMW logo, blue and white.

2. Never heard of them - going gold?

3. No idea, but I'm going to guess - what are the canes with booze in them, tipplers? Let's say tipplers.

4. Caffeine

5. Who are four people that have never been in my kitchen?

6. I don't know, Mount Sinai?

7. I really have no idea, so I will go with one little nugget I know and pretend like it is possible for all of them - the name the painting is known by is not the original name.
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Old 19 March 2019, 03:06 PM
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2. What rock accomplishment did Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show sing about in 1972 and achieve on March 29, 1973? Got their "'pitcher' on the cover of the Rolling Stone" (and presumably bought five copies for the singer's mother.

3. What organization was founded by Stanley "Tookie" Williams in Los Angeles in 1969, named perhaps for the fashionable canes its members carried? The Crips? (I had heard that an early leader walked with a limp; don't know about the canes, but it seems like a reasonable guess based on the location and time.)

4. What alkaloid is by far the world's most consumed psychoactive drug? Caffeine?

6. The events described in the book of Deuteronomy as taking place at Mount Horeb are placed elsewhere in the Bible at what geographical site? Mt. Sinai?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these iconic paintings? The Age of Innocence, Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, The Feast in the House of Levi, The Hay Wain, The Night Watch, The Raft of the Medusa, The Slave Ship, Time Transfixed, Whistler's Mother. As others have suggested, I'm going to go with "known better by something other than the official title."
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Old 19 March 2019, 03:51 PM
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4. What alkaloid is by far the world's most consumed psychoactive drug?

Is caffeine an alkaloid? Because, between coffee and tea, I think it's got to be the most commonly used psychoactive; though I think many people taking it don't think of it as such.
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Old 19 March 2019, 04:44 PM
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1. Blue and white.

2. Get on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

3. Don't know.

4. Caffeine.

5. Don't know.

6. Mount Sinai.

7. Nothing comes to mind.
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Old 19 March 2019, 08:11 PM
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1. Starting off good. I know this one. White and Blue.

2. A second I know. Making the cover of the Rolling Stone

3. Unfortunately, I think I know this one. The Crips

4. Am I 4/4 so far? Is this Lithium?

5. And I'm done. I have never seen the Bachelor. So, I'm going to say that they had all been married previously.

6. Having lived in the region for 2 years, and having been to the hospital with that name, it would be Mount Sinai (if they asked the question the other way, I'd be done)

7. Big guess. They have all had counterfeits accepted as the original at some point.


I think I'm 5/7 this week.
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Old 19 March 2019, 11:59 PM
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Not a lot this week...

1. I was in Munich last October so should really have seen it and remember, but I'm fairly sure it's red and white.

4. Caffeine.

6. Would that be the mountain that Moses came down with his tablets? So Mount Sinai (I think)?

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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these iconic paintings? The Age of Innocence, Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, The Feast in the House of Levi, The Hay Wain, The Night Watch, The Raft of the Medusa, The Slave Ship, Time Transfixed, Whistler's Mother.
I can picture quite a lot of those (and have seen the original of several) and genuinely can't think of anything they could have in common in terms of subject matter... although when I started to write about Whistler's Mother I had an idea: Could it be that they all have a different official name (name given by the artist?) that's not the name they're commonly known by (i.e. not the name in the list)? That's definitely the case for Whistler's Mother (it's officially called something like "Study in Grey" - not sure of the exact title but it's a study in some colour or other), and I'm pretty sure it's also the case for The Night Watch, and it rings a bell for The Hay Wain as well. So yes, I think that might well be it.
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