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Jan-4-2005 18:37

See if there is interest for this.

1. Each day I will post 10 questions, at random times of the day.
2. Each Quiz runs exactly 24 hours.
3. The first person that has all 10 questions right, wins. Or if no one has all questions right, the best one wins.
4. You can only post answers ONCE for the same quiz.
5. No cash involved. Just glory. :)



Oct-20-2005 09:22

No, neither of those. Hint: a fruity gymnast might try one.

Lady Emerald Devon
Lady Emerald Devon

Oct-20-2005 09:57

Banana Split!


Oct-20-2005 10:58

Yes! I see now Arabella got it before I posted that hint.

Good to see that pharmacist knew creative ways to keep himself busy on the many of us. :-)

P. Rockwell
P. Rockwell

Oct-22-2005 00:04

Ok my turn.

Famous composers and not so famous moments in music history (great knowlegde for those lame hobnob parties) :)
1. He was infatuated with a young woman. When he head she had a new boyfriend, he bought a gun, dressed up as a woman and took a train toward her. However, on route he found he could go through with his murderous plot and his this guy. So he tried to kill himself by jumping in the Mediterranean. Didn't work, they fished him out-dress and all.
2. Was not even known nationally to be a composer until someone found his works in the attic after he died . In fact, he was a insurance salesman by trade who invented the concept of estate planning.
3. Was accidentally shot dead by an American soldier just after World War II, when he stepped outside for a smoke (it can kill you fast sometimes too, eh?)
4. Heres an easy one: built a machine to strengthen the ring finger on his left hand-try it, its has the lesat range of motion. However, instead the machine paralyzed his finger ending his paino touring career.
5. His wife begged and begged him not to write it: Begged begged begged. "Bad luck" said she. "pish posh," said he. There daughter died right after the preimer of his "Songs on the Death of Children"
6. Famous for his music that was really for his friends and in turn they lovingly nicknamed him "Little Mushroom Head"
7. Was a sailor for the first 1/4th of his carrer and eventually a full Navial Officer, before even really getting into music.
8. Was on the black list of the Russian Government..the kind of list where you run and hide when the KGB walk down the street, because his music was declared Anti-Russian and he was offically declared an "Enemy of the People."

P. Rockwell
P. Rockwell

Oct-22-2005 00:05

9. His Symphony #1 flopped so bad, he gave him a nervous breakdown and writer's block. He was only able to get over when he got help from a hyponotist. (Hint: ironic actually, in a modern movie, his Piano Concerto #3 gave that person a nervous breakdown too)
10. Was asked to orchestrate a version of "The Star Spangled Banner." The public was so outraged at is, Boston threw him in jail for it (for defiling the National Song-you know they should have done that to Rosanne Barr too). He's got the mug shot to prove it :)

Blueberry Hill
Blueberry Hill
Lucky Stiff

Oct-22-2005 12:12

I don't know a single answer! Although for #6 I'd guess Elgar, since his Enigma Variations were written for and about his friends.


Oct-24-2005 07:34

*(for defiling the National Song-you know they should have done that to Rosanne Barr too)*

Perhaps they also should have done that with Francis Scott Key. ;-)

P. Rockwell
P. Rockwell

Oct-24-2005 21:08

ok my fault for doing it on....this

1. Hector Berlioz
2. Charles Ives
3. Anton Webern
4. Robert Schumann
5. Gustav Mahler
6. Franz Schubert
7. Nicholi Rimsky-Korsakov
8. Dmitri Shostakovich
9. Sergi Rachmaninoff (has anyone seen SHINE-it was the piano concerto "rock 3"
10. Igor Stravinsky


Oct-24-2005 21:20

definately in!

Professor Woo
Professor Woo

Oct-24-2005 21:20

Okay, back to the basics -
Today's theme : Detective and Mystery Entertainment Trivia.

1) In what board game would you most likely hear someone saying "Miss Scarlet with the candlestick in the Conservatory"?

2) What impersonal names did Charlie Chan use for his two eldest sons?

3) What type of Sleuth Archetype would best describe Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer?

4) What fictional detective had enemies named "Flatop Jones", "Larceny Lu", and "Big Boy Caprice"?

5) From what classic movie is the following dialogue : "Yes, angel, I'm gonna send you over. The chances are you'll get off with life. That means if you're a good girl, you'll be out in 20 years. I'll be waiting for you. If they hang you, I'll always remember you."?

6) What young detective is featured in over 150 books, including "The Secret of the Old Clock", "The Mystery of the 99 Steps", and "The Case of the Vanishing Veil"?

7) In the movie "Who framed Roger Rabbit", who framed Roger Rabbit?

8) What was the original [but politically incorrect] title of Agatha Christie's Novel "And Then There Were None"?

9) What 1930s radio show began with the words "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?"

10) What movie spoofed the detective genre with characters named Sam Diamond, Jessica Marbles, and Dick and Dora Charleston?
10B) Extra credit - (From the movie in #10A) What fictional sleuths were parodied?
10C) Extra extra credit - And what actors and actresses portrayed them.

Sam Diamond -
Miss Marbles -
Dick and Dora Charleston -
Milo Perrier -
Sidney Wang -

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