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Old 17 April 2018, 12:27 PM
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1. Madagascar.

2. Owl.

3. Tennis?

4. Harvey Milk.

5. Cyclotron?

6. Prostitutes.

7. They each have a relationship with a cousin.
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Old 17 April 2018, 12:30 PM
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1) Madagascar?

2) Owl

3) Got to be the Australian Open, I assume

4) Harvey Milk

6) Prostitutes
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Old 17 April 2018, 02:20 PM
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1. What's the largest island in the Indian Ocean?

Madagascar

3. What "Grand Slam" event was not held in 1986, since that was the year organizers decided to move it ahead one month?

Australian open

6. What was the real-life occupation of the subjects of Picasso's painting Les Demoiselles d'Avignon?

Prostitutes?
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Old 17 April 2018, 02:24 PM
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What's the largest island in the Indian Ocean?
Madagascar. Which probably isn't in the Indian Ocean, but that's what popped into my head, so that's what I put down.
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2. In a famous 1969 ad, what kind of bird became the mascot for Tootsie Pops?
Tootsie Pops has a mascot? I'm going to say a woodpecker.
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3. What "Grand Slam" event was not held in 1986, since that was the year organizers decided to move it ahead one month?
U.S. Open. Golf or Tennis, take your pick.
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4. What famous American owned the Castro Camera store until his assassination in 1978?
I don't know who was assassinated in 1978, so I can't accurately answer this, but I've never let that stop me before, so I'll say Malcolm X.
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5. What kind of particle accelerator did Ernest Lawrence invent in 1932, using an 80-ton surplus magnet from a telegraph company?
electron. I'm on a roll: five questions answered, none of them right except by accident.
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6. What was the real-life occupation of the subjects of Picasso's painting Les Demoiselles d'Avignon?
Prostitutes? Or is it that he painted washer women and made them look like prostitutes?
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these literary characters? Antigone, Babar, Bambi, Jose Arcadio Buendia, Deucalion, Victor Frankenstein, Jacob/Israel, Jude the Obscure, Cathy Linton, Metis, Fanny Price, Jack Worthing.
Well, I'm pretty sure Babar and Bambi didn't murder one of their parents, so that's out. They are both princes (and Babar becomes king), but Cathy Linton wasn't royalty and neither was Victor. I haven't read most of the books they come from, so this is the extent of my speculations. ETA: I think Chillas got it.

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Old 17 April 2018, 03:39 PM
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1. What's the largest island in the Indian Ocean?

I'm going with Madagascar, although Sri Lanka might be bigger.
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Old 17 April 2018, 03:44 PM
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these literary characters? Antigone, Babar, Bambi, Jose Arcadio Buendia, Deucalion, Victor Frankenstein, Jacob/Israel, Jude the Obscure, Cathy Linton, Metis, Fanny Price, Jack Worthing.

They have all lost to Godzilla?
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Old 17 April 2018, 06:35 PM
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Well, we know that's true of Bambi and Frankenstein's monster, but is it true of Victor himself, or of Babar?

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Yeah, I am pretty sure that Jude vs Godzilla was just fanfic, not an official part of either series.
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Old 17 April 2018, 06:46 PM
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1. Ceylon, Madagascar or Java? I'm going with Madagascar for no other reason than I've seen the movie.

2. I have not thought about Tootsie Pops since the 1980s. I never knew a bird was associated. I'll guess a peacock.

3. Australian Open, if I'm not mistaken

4. I don't know any assassinations in 1978. I know somebody shot the repetitive paintings artist Andy Warhol. I'll say him.

5. Proton accelerator?

6. I've seen the painting, but know nothing about it. I'll say nurses.

7. All are best known by just one name.
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Old 24 April 2018, 11:36 AM
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Hello, all. Once again we enjoy our Tuesday trivia. As per Mr. Jennings' request, question 7 is delayed one week.

Being Canadian, I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge the attack in Toronto yesterday. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.

LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. What's the largest island in the Indian Ocean?
Madagascar--but I did spend half an hour making sure there's no definition of the Indian Ocean (or its surrounding seas) that includes Borneo, which is slightly larger. The seas around Borneo are pretty definitively part of the Pacific Ocean, it turns out.

2. In a famous 1969 ad, what kind of bird became the mascot for Tootsie Pops?
Mr. Owl manages to bite through to the center of someone else's Tootsie Pop in just three licks. What a jerk!

3. What "Grand Slam" event was not held in 1986, since that was the year organizers decided to move it ahead one month?
Tennis's Australian Open used to happen every December. When it got pushed to January, 1986 was skipped altogether.

4. What famous American owned the Castro Camera store until his assassination in 1978?
Harvey Milk's camera store in San Francisco became the headquarters for his political campaigns, and today is a store and "action center" for the Human Rights Campaign.

5. What kind of particle accelerator did Ernest Lawrence invent in 1932, using an 80-ton surplus magnet from a telegraph company?
Lawrence's pioneering particle accelerator was a cyclotron.

6. What was the real-life occupation of the subjects of Picasso's painting Les Demoiselles d'Avignon?
The five young women pictured worked at a brothel on Barcelona's Avignon Street.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these literary characters? Antigone, Babar, Bambi, Jose Arcadio Buendia, Deucalion, Victor Frankenstein, Jacob/Israel, Jude the Obscure, Cathy Linton, Metis, Fanny Price, Jack Worthing.
All these characters were romantically linked (married in most cases, engaged in the other two) to a cousin. Because they're so attractive! Fun fact about Dr. Frankenstein: he married his cousin Elizabeth in Mary Shelley's original 1818 version of Frankenstein, but in 1831 she rewrote the novel so Elizabeth is his adopted sister instead! Sure, that's much more normal.

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. Before closing its Kalamazoo assembly line in 1982, what company produced America's most iconic taxicabs for over thirty years, including five thousand in New York City alone?

2. What African kingdom changed its name to eSwatini this week, making it the only nation on earth not to captalize its first letter?

3. What French word for "origin" is used to describe the chain of ownership of an artifact in art and archaeology?

4. The three main types of volcanoes are stratovolcanoes, cinder cones, and a flatter type named for what object?

5. In what movie does Samuel L. Jackson play FBI agent Neville Flynn, escorting a suspect to Los Angeles for trial?

6. What future world leader won the Best Foreign Play Obie for The Memorandum in 1968, 25 years before his presidency began?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these TV characters? Earl Hickey, Rebecca Howe, Steven Hyde, Major Sarah MacKenzie, Dharma Montgomery, Peggy Olson, Sneaky Pete, Bart Simpson.
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Old 24 April 2018, 12:19 PM
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#3 provenance?

#4 shield.

#6 Havel?
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Old 24 April 2018, 01:40 PM
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1. Checker Motors.

2. Don't know. I hadn't even heard about this!

3. Provenance?

4. Shield.

5. Don't know.

6. Don't know.

7. Each are noted for using the catch phrase "don't have a cow, man."

Not my week, it seems.
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Old 24 April 2018, 02:13 PM
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2. What African kingdom changed its name to eSwatini this week, making it the only nation on earth not to captalize its first letter? We even had a thread about it. I believe it was Swaziland (sp?).

5. In what movie does Samuel L. Jackson play FBI agent Neville Flynn, escorting a suspect to Los Angeles for trial? Is that The Taking of Pelum 324?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these TV characters? Earl Hickey, Rebecca Howe, Steven Hyde, Major Sarah MacKenzie, Dharma Montgomery, Peggy Olson, Sneaky Pete, Bart Simpson.

This is a major WAG, they call one or more of their parent's by their first name? Bart Simpson calls his dad "Homer", I believe Dharma calls both parents by their first name. Steven Hyde is fostered by Red and Kitty, but I believe he finds his dad at one point, but won't call him "Dad".
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Old 24 April 2018, 02:30 PM
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. Before closing its Kalamazoo assembly line in 1982, what company produced America's most iconic taxicabs for over thirty years, including five thousand in New York City alone?
The Yellow Cab company, I assume. Or Ford. Take your pick.
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2. What African kingdom changed its name to eSwatini this week, making it the only nation on earth not to captalize its first letter?
This is the gimme question of the week. Switzerland, of course. Errr... I mean Swaziland
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3. What French word for "origin" is used to describe the chain of ownership of an artifact in art and archaeology?
Provenance. Not to be confused with Provence.
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4. The three main types of volcanoes are stratovolcanoes, cinder cones, and a flatter type named for what object?
a shield.
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5. In what movie does Samuel L. Jackson play FBI agent Neville Flynn, escorting a suspect to Los Angeles for trial?
Snakes on a Plane, or ConAir. Don't know which, don't care.
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6. What future world leader won the Best Foreign Play Obie for The Memorandum in 1968, 25 years before his presidency began?
There are so many clues in this question, and not one of them leads me to an answer. Pierre Trudeau.
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these TV characters? Earl Hickey, Rebecca Howe, Steven Hyde, Major Sarah MacKenzie, Dharma Montgomery, Peggy Olson, Sneaky Pete, Bart Simpson.
Well, it's not unusual, but they're all from shows I've never seen. In fact, two of them I know because their names were in the titles of the show. They are all obnoxious, even when performing acts of putative redemption. Right?

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Old 24 April 2018, 02:33 PM
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Is that [guess hidden]?
Nope. The movie you're thinking of is about taking a subway train and its passengers hostage. I know because of Remington Steele.

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Old 24 April 2018, 03:21 PM
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1. I can picture the cabs, but never in my life did I ever think to learn what company made them.

2. The kingdom formerly known as Swaziland.

3. I believe that is provenance.

4. I used to know this outright. The name shield comes to mind, but I don't know if Canadian Shield is messing with my brain.

5. Don't know too many of his films, but Snakes on a Plane sounds like a good guess.

6. President in 1993, would that be Bill Clinton?

7. All had a near death experience. Or all have the middle initial J. (Works for both the characters I know)
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Or all have the middle initial J. (Works for both the characters I know)
Probably not that as another character in the same series has that too. Homer J(ay) Simpson.
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2. What African kingdom changed its name to eSwatini this week, making it the only nation on earth not to captalize its first letter?

Swasiland

3. What French word for "origin" is used to describe the chain of ownership of an artifact in art and archaeology?

Maybe pedigree?

4. The three main types of volcanoes are stratovolcanoes, cinder cones, and a flatter type named for what object?

Guessing pancake. ETA: Having seen the other answers, I believe shield is correct.
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Probably not that as another character in the same series has that too. Homer J(ay) Simpson.
That's why I put it second. I know that Fry on Futurama has the same, as probably do many others that just don't jump to mind. I don't know most of the other characters well enough to guess otherwise.

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2. What African kingdom changed its name to eSwatini this week, making it the only nation on earth not to captalize its first letter? Swaziland

3. What French word for "origin" is used to describe the chain of ownership of an artifact in art and archaeology? provenance

6. What future world leader won the Best Foreign Play Obie for The Memorandum in 1968, 25 years before his presidency began? Vaclav Havel Feel pretty confident about this one.
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