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    Quote Originally posted by Elendil's Heir View post
    DQs:

    Fictional?
    European?

    One DQ reserved.

    IQs:

    Did you often repeat your own name at the end of a particular day of the week?
    Did you twice play one of a pair of scheming siblings?
    Did you once notoriously work for two men whose last names began with the same letter?
    1. Older than 40.
    2. Male.
    3. Not American.
    4. Not a figure from the Bible.
    5. Last name does not start with D.
    6. Not fictional.
    7. European.

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    Quote Originally posted by Orual View post
    IQ: Are you a precocious TV doctor?
    No, I'm not Doogie Howser, MD.
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    IQs:
    Are you a poet who developed a weird obsession with a girl you saw, like, once in your life?
    Are you an Achaean nobleman known primarily for your 'great war cry'?
    Are you the Roman emperor who presided over the worst persecution of Christians?

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    I'm neither Diomedes nor Diocletian, but I'm drawing a blank on the poet. Have a DQ!
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    Dante Alighieri: Oh, Beatrice is my heavenly, inspiring angel! I know because I saw her in the street this one time. We had a special connection, you wouldn't understand.

    DQ: Are you alive?

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    1. Older than 40 at time of death.
    2. Male.
    3. Not American.
    4. Not a figure from the Bible.
    5. Last name does not start with D.
    6. Not fictional.
    7. European.
    8. Not alive.
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    Quote Originally posted by Elendil's Heir View post
    IQs:

    Did you often repeat your own name at the end of a particular day of the week?
    Did you twice play one of a pair of scheming siblings?
    Did you once notoriously work for two men whose last names began with the same letter?
    Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo would often end the broadcast with, "This is Don Pardo saying this is Don Pardo saying, 'Good night!'"
    Don Ameche played one of the scheming Duke brothers in both Trading Places and Coming to America.
    Celebrated trial lawyer Clarence Darrow represented accused murderers Leopold and Loeb.

    DQs:

    British?
    Born since 1900?
    Best known for involvement in the creative arts (writing, acting, directing, painting, sculpting, singing, etc.)?

    IQs:

    Were you a noted American writer married to another noted writer?
    Were you a great slugger of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the late Seventies?
    Did your boss go to a seminar in Hell?

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    1. Older than 40 at time of death.
    2. Male.
    3. Not American.
    4. Not a figure from the Bible.
    5. Last name does not start with D.
    6. Not fictional.
    7. European.
    8. Not alive.
    9. British.
    10. Born since 1900.
    11. Best known for involvement in the creative arts.

    No, I'm not John Gregory Dunne.
    No, I'm not Dave Parker.
    No, I'm not...Dilbert?
    Last edited by OneCentStamp; 19 Jun 2012 at 02:33 PM.
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    IQ: Are you a drunken Welsh poet who wrote about death a lot?

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    No, I'm not Dylan Thomas, sadly.
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    IQ: Were you a member of a pre-fabricated Sixties "rock" band with their own TV show?

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    Shit. Yes, I'm Davy Jones.

    Nicely done!
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    (I originally said "No, I'm not David Cassidy," to try and throw you off the trail, but I checked and The Partridge Family didn't debut until 1970.)
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    Quote Originally posted by Elendil's Heir View post
    ...IQs:

    Were you a noted American writer married to another noted writer?
    Were you a great slugger of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the late Seventies?
    Did your boss go to a seminar in Hell?
    I was thinking of Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman, but I now realize they were never married.
    Yes, Dave Parker and Dilbert.

    Congrats, Rube E.!

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    Hooray, Rube!

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    Gee, thanks.

    I guess that means I pick the next one, unless someone else would rather?

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    It means you pick the next one, unless you'd really rather not!

    (Did you suspect it was Davy, or were you just angling to get another DQ?)
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    I suspected it, considering all the info. He just died recently, so he's on our minds a bit, I imagine.

    OK: "B".

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    IQ: Did you invent bifocal glasses by piecing together broken halves of lenses of your own eyeglasses?
    IQ: Are you a Canadian teenage singer who propelled himself to superstardom through the magic of YouTube?
    IQ: Did you lead a revolt against Roman occupiers in the 1st century CE, and were you later immortalized in verse by Tennyson?
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    1. No, not Ben Franklin.
    2. No, I'm not Justine Bieber.
    3. No, I'm not Queen Boudica, or Boadicea, or however the heck you want to spell her name.

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    IQ: Were you ever known as the 'Lord of Moria'?
    IQ: Did you sing the theme song from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves?
    IQ: Are you a Scottish king who came across as extremely weasely in a Giant Hollywood Epic?

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    Quote Originally posted by Orual View post
    IQ: Were you ever known as the 'Lord of Moria'?
    IQ: Did you sing the theme song from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves?
    IQ: Are you a Scottish king who came across as extremely weasely in a Giant Hollywood Epic?
    1. No, I'm not Durin, although I wish I was. The world was fair in Durin's day.
    2. I am not Bryan Adams.
    3 . Nor am I Robert the Bruce, who was unfortunately not the only historical figure maligned in that bizarre movie.

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    Quote Originally posted by Rube E. Tewesday View post
    Quote Originally posted by Orual View post
    IQ: Were you ever known as the 'Lord of Moria'?
    1. No, I'm not Durin, although I wish I was. The world was fair in Durin's day.
    Bzzt! I was thinking of

    Spoiler (mouseover to read):
    Balin, son of Fundin.


    Do I get a DQ?
    Last edited by Orual; 20 Jun 2012 at 06:24 PM. Reason: damn spoilers and url links alike

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    Oh, definitely. I have no idea why I got "D" and "B" confused.

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    DQ: Are you female?

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    1. Not female.

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    IQ: Did you meet your end in American Pie?
    IQ: Did your most famous biographer call you the American Moses?
    IQ: Were you elected to your second term as the American President by the lowest-ever margin for an incumbent winner?
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    Quote Originally posted by OneCentStamp View post
    IQ: Did you meet your end in American Pie?
    IQ: Did your most famous biographer call you the American Moses?
    IQ: Were you elected to your second term as the American President by the lowest-ever margin for an incumbent winner?
    1. I know nothing about that movie except that a guy raped a pie and Willow pleasured herself with a flute. Take a DQ.

    2. I'm not...John Brown?

    3. I'm not... Bill Clinton?
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    1. Buddy Holly or the Big Bopper would have been acceptable. (American Pie = doomed airplane)
    2. Brigham Young.
    3. George W. Bush.

    DQ: Are you alive?
    DQ: Are you a fictional character?
    DQ: Does your last name start with B?
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    Actually, I'm pretty sure that that the story that the Holly plane was named "American Pie" is an urban legend, but anyway:

    1. Not female.
    2. Not alive.
    3. Not fictional.
    4. Last name starts with "B".
    Last edited by Rube E. Tewesday; 20 Jun 2012 at 10:00 PM.

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    Huh. I've been blithely believing and repeating an urban legend all this time.
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    IQs:

    During WWII, did you name your plane after your sweetheart?
    Were you Congress's biggest supporter of the B-1B Lancer bomber?
    Did you once play a character who left a file on his desk to tempt a reporter?

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    IQ: Did you originate the role of Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera?

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    I have no idea who any of those people are, so DQ away.

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    Sarah Brightman

    DQ: Are you European?

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    1. Not female.
    2. Not alive.
    3. Not fictional.
    4. Last name starts with "B".
    5. European

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    Rube, I've found it's easier to understand Botticelli answers if they're not given in the negative. Could we fairly say your person is:

    1. Male
    2. Dead
    3. Real

    etc.?

    Quote Originally posted by Elendil's Heir View post
    IQs:

    During WWII, did you name your plane after your sweetheart?
    Were you Congress's biggest supporter of the B-1B Lancer bomber?
    Did you once play a character who left a file on his desk to tempt a reporter?
    George H.W. Bush.
    Congressman Robert "B-1 Bob" Dornan.
    Bob Balaban, in Absence of Malice.

    DQs:

    British?
    Involved in the creative arts (books, plays, TV, film, painting, sculpting, dance, etc.)?
    Born after 1800?

    IQs:

    Were you very close to being named the top student at your medical school?
    Have you played both a great general and a dim-witted politico?
    Do you often correctly insist, "I am not making this up"?

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    IQ: Are you an opera-singing Viking lady?

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    IQ: Are you the animal star of a self named Kids TV show
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

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    Quote Originally posted by Orual View post
    IQ: Are you an opera-singing Viking lady?
    Not Brunhilda.

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    Quote Originally posted by CatInASuit View post
    IQ: Are you the animal star of a self named Kids TV show
    Not Bear in the Big Blue House.....

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    [QUOTE=Elendil's Heir;224077]Rube, I've found it's easier to understand Botticelli answers if they're not given in the negative. Could we fairly say your person is:

    1. Male
    2. Dead
    3. Real

    etc.?

    Quote Originally posted by Elendil's Heir View post
    IQs:

    During WWII, did you name your plane after your sweetheart?
    Were you Congress's biggest supporter of the B-1B Lancer bomber?
    Did you once play a character who left a file on his desk to tempt a reporter?
    George H.W. Bush.
    Congressman Robert "B-1 Bob" Dornan.
    Bob Balaban, in Absence of Malice.

    DQs:

    British?
    Involved in the creative arts (books, plays, TV, film, painting, sculpting, dance, etc.)?
    Born after 1800?

    1. Male
    2. Dead
    3.Real
    4. Last name starts with "B".
    5. British
    6. Involved in the creative arts.
    7. Born after 1800.

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    In response to EH:

    Were you very close to being named the top student at your medical school?

    No idea. Take a DQ.

    Have you played both a great general and a dim-witted politico?

    I'm not...uh...Barry Bostwick?

    Do you often correctly insist, "I am not making this up"?

    No, I'm not Dave Barrry.

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    IQ: Does your nemesis have a taste for canned spinach?
    IQ: Did you give the speech inducting U2 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
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    Quote Originally posted by OneCentStamp View post
    IQ: Does your nemesis have a taste for canned spinach?
    IQ: Did you give the speech inducting U2 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
    (a) No, I'm not Bluto or Brutus.

    (b) I'm not Bono.

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    IQ: Are you known for your extremely gravelly-voiced portrayal of Batman?

    IQ: Are you a moody Romantic who swam the Hellespont?

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    Quote Originally posted by Orual View post
    IQ: Are you known for your extremely gravelly-voiced portrayal of Batman?

    IQ: Are you a moody Romantic who swam the Hellespont?
    (a) I am not Christian Bale.

    (b) I am not George Gordon, Lord Byron.

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    Quote Originally posted by Rube E. Tewesday View post
    (b) I'm not Bono.
    Bruce Springsteen gave the induction speech, Bono the acceptance speech.

    DQ: Are you primarily known for your acting?
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    Quote Originally posted by OneCentStamp View post
    Quote Originally posted by Rube E. Tewesday View post
    (b) I'm not Bono.
    Bruce Springsteen gave the induction speech, Bono the acceptance speech.

    DQ: Are you primarily known for your acting?
    Dang, yeah, I figured that out too late.

    In response to DQs:

    1. Male
    2. Dead
    3.Real
    4. Last name starts with "B".
    5. European (British)
    6. Involved in the creative arts.
    7. Born after 1800.
    8. Primarily known in a field outside acting.

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