+ Reply to thread
Page 40 of 154 FirstFirst ... 30 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 50 90 140 ... LastLast
Results 1,951 to 2,000 of 7694

Thread: Let's play Botticelli!

  1. #1951
    Global Moderator choie's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    3,893

    Default

    Oh my. What a great smilie!

  2. #1952
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,876

    Default

    M.

    1. Male
    2. Real
    3. Last name starts with M
    4. American
    5. Alive
    6. No, I wouldn't say best known for the performing arts
    7. Born east of the Mississippi River
    8. Not best known for politics/military
    9. Not best known for the arts generally
    10. Not born since 1964
    11. Not involved in business
    12. Not involved in sport. Or sports, as we call 'em in the good ol' US of A.
    13. Not a scientist
    14. Not married currently (well... at least not officially)
    15. Not a TV personality of some kind, although I daresay he's been on TV multiple times
    16. Not gay
    17. Not a journalist
    18. No, not a top award-winner in his field; not entirely sure there is any such prize... though if there were, he'd be a contender, methinks
    19. Not involved in computers--certainly not to a degree that he'd be known for it
    20. Does not hold an advanced degree
    21. Mmm, no, not best known for a single incident

    Still stumped. I give up.

  3. #1953
    Global Moderator choie's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    3,893

    Default

    Would it help if I mentioned that there's a reason I find CIAS's smilie both amusing and appropriate?

    Or that if the single work of the performing arts with which this person is most associated (but which he did not create himself) was a biographical piece about him, we could fairly say that while he might be adept in sexual activities, he is certainly not blessed with skill in the Terpsichorean art?

    Or that what would surprise many people who aren't all that familiar with the particulars of the things for which he is most famous, the irony is that he, personally, did not actively participate in them?

  4. #1954
    Administrator CatInASuit's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Coulsdon Cat Basket
    Posts
    10,340

    Default

    Hmm, a possible (ex-)jailbird who may be great at sex, but can't dance for toffee.

    If it wasn't for that last DQ, the only other person I could think of is Charles Manson, but he is easily best known for the Sharon Tate Murder and the associated furore. Also, although I don't know of any, it wouldn't surprise me if there had been multiple biographies about him,

    EH is Manson better known for things other than those murders? Any other ideas of who it might be?
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

  5. #1955
    Global Moderator choie's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    3,893

    Default

    Bingo. The Tate - LaBianca murders, each of which took place on multiple nights, involved seven deaths; there were also other killings elsewhere at different times, for which he was also convicted, and he is known for being a cult leader and his, um, unique racial views. (And for the fact that he personally never actually killed any of the people for whom he was convicted of murdering.) Thus, I don't consider him known for only a single incident.

    So yes, it is Charles Manson.

    Regarding my clue about sex and dancing, that was a reference to the Beatles' song Helter Skelter, which Manson erroneously believed was sending him a message about a coming race war (God knows why, there's literally nothing in it to justify his crackpot theory). If it were biographical, Paul would be singing these words about Manson:

    Tell me tell me tell me,
    Come on, tell me the answer.
    Well you may be a lover but you ain't no dancer.


    (You may notice I also included a reference to it in #1946, re: "tell me the answer." )

  6. #1956
    Administrator CatInASuit's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Coulsdon Cat Basket
    Posts
    10,340

    Default

    Well crumbs - he seemed to fit several of the points, but I only know him for the single incident, so I wasn't sure, but it was really the comment on the smilie that gave the biggest hint.

    Time to think of someone new.
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

  7. #1957
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,876

    Default

    Way to go, CIAS! Should've thought to guess some criminal.

  8. #1958
    Global Moderator choie's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    3,893

    Default

    I must admit it amused me greatly that you, of all people, did not consider the legal/criminal angle.

  9. #1959
    Administrator CatInASuit's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Coulsdon Cat Basket
    Posts
    10,340

    Default

    Ok, here's one I'm sure you y'all will get quickly.

    Lets go for G
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

  10. #1960
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,876

    Default

    IQs:

    Did you have a dog named Sweetlips and a horse named Nelson?
    Are you SpongeBob's pet snail?
    Did you invent Dungeons & Dragons?

  11. #1961
    Administrator CatInASuit's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Coulsdon Cat Basket
    Posts
    10,340

    Default

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

    Did you have a dog named Sweetlips and a horse named Nelson?
    Are you SpongeBob's pet snail?
    Did you invent Dungeons & Dragons?
    1. Nope - stumped on that one
    2. Not a Spongebob fan so stumped
    3. If I couldn't get this one, it would be a dark day indeed. Gary Gygax

    2DQs
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

  12. #1962
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,876

    Default

    Previous IQs:

    Did you have a dog named Sweetlips and a horse named Nelson? - George Washington
    Are you SpongeBob's pet snail? - Gary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeeRRCNOZ9M
    Did you invent Dungeons & Dragons? - Yes, Gary Gygax

    DQs:

    Real?
    Male?

    IQs:

    Were you "the Rock of Chickamauga"?
    Did you tell reporters you saved your feelings for your wife?
    Are you a rock star who likes kids waaaaay too much?

  13. #1963
    Administrator CatInASuit's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Coulsdon Cat Basket
    Posts
    10,340

    Default

    DQs:
    1. Real
    1. Male

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

    Were you "the Rock of Chickamauga"?
    Did you tell reporters you saved your feelings for your wife?
    Are you a rock star who likes kids waaaaay too much?
    1. Stumped on that one.
    2. You asked that one for the last person. George Marshall, IIRC
    3. Gary Glitter *shudder*
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

  14. #1964
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,876

    Default

    Previous IQs:

    Were you "the Rock of Chickamauga"? - Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas, who led the troops which stood off a Confederate onslaught when the rest of the army fled
    Did you tell reporters you saved your feelings for your wife? - Yes, George C. Marshall
    Are you a rock star who likes kids waaaaay too much? - Yes, Gary Glitter

    DQ:

    Last name start with M?

    IQs:

    Did a President predict people would be naming their children after you?
    Is there a display honoring you in a Cleveland law school?
    Did Gilbert Gottfried joke about having lunch with you?

  15. #1965
    Global Moderator choie's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    3,893

    Default

    1. Was one of your biggest hits as a songwriter the subject of a plagiarism suit (which you lost)?

    2. Is the TV character you famously portrayed the basis for one of the most famous cartoon sitcom characters?

    3. Though your early life was spent as a thief and a prostitute--or perhaps I should say a prostitué--did you later become a lauded, if controversial, author, playwright, activist and poet?
    Last edited by choie; 27 Oct 2014 at 04:01 PM.

  16. #1966
    Administrator CatInASuit's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Coulsdon Cat Basket
    Posts
    10,340

    Default

    DQs:
    1. Real
    2. Male
    3. Last name does not start with M

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

    Did a President predict people would be naming their children after you?
    Is there a display honoring you in a Cleveland law school?
    Did Gilbert Gottfried joke about having lunch with you?
    1. Umm, Marilyn Munroe?
    2. Umm. Nope stumped totally.
    3. Mata Hari??

    Probably 3 DQs

    Quote Originally posted by choie View post
    1. Was one of your biggest hits as a songwriter the subject of a plagiarism suit (which you lost)?

    2. Is the TV character you famously portrayed the basis for one of the most famous cartoon sitcom characters?

    3. Though your early life was spent as a thief and a prostitute--or perhaps I should say a prostitué--did you later become a lauded, if controversial, author, playwright, activist and poet?
    1. Umm somehow I doubt its Paul McCartney, but what the hey.
    2. The only major cartoon sitcom I can think of is the Simpsons, but now idea who the character or the actor is who might have influenced it.
    3. Umm... the Marquis de Sade, although I doubt that even counts as an answer anyway.
    Definitely curious as to who the three people are. No idea on the number of DQs though.
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

  17. #1967
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,876

    Default

    Previous IQs:

    Did a President predict people would be naming their children after you? - LBJ said this of Thurgood Marshall after appointing him to the Supreme Court
    Is there a display honoring you in a Cleveland law school? - Chief Justice John Marshall, at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    Did Gilbert Gottfried joke about having lunch with you? - Gottfried joked about dining with Charles Manson, who asked him, "Is it hot in here, or am I crazy?"

    DQs:

    American?
    Living?
    Best known for the arts?

    IQs:

    Do you, the older sibling, have a first name beginning with a letter earlier in the alphabet than that of your sole other sibling?
    Are you their mother?
    Were you Sherlock Holmes's one-time nemesis?

  18. #1968
    Global Moderator choie's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    3,893

    Default

    Ummmm guys? When did we change from G to M? At first I thought it was an EH hiccup, but now CIAS is guessing "M" folks too. Help? It seems that George Marshall was the tipping point where we swapped letters...

    My answers focused on "G" names, FWIW. Knowing that, do you want to try again, CIAS?
    Last edited by choie; 28 Oct 2014 at 09:02 PM.

  19. #1969
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,876

    Default

    :: headsmack ::

    You're right. Sorry.

    IQs:

    Are you an autistic author who is a veterinarian?
    Are you a male who withstands the attraction of a magical trinket?
    Are you a female who does the same?

  20. #1970
    Administrator CatInASuit's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Coulsdon Cat Basket
    Posts
    10,340

    Default

    Hah, that is so amusing - yes the letter is supposed to be G. Thanks choie.

    It was that DQ that did it.

    EH: Did you want to change that DQ at all?


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

    Are you an autistic author who is a veterinarian?
    Are you a male who withstands the attraction of a magical trinket?
    Are you a female who does the same?
    1. Gerald Durrell (sp.)
    2. Gandalf
    3. Galadriel

    Quote Originally posted by choie View post
    1. Was one of your biggest hits as a songwriter the subject of a plagiarism suit (which you lost)?

    2. Is the TV character you famously portrayed the basis for one of the most famous cartoon sitcom characters?

    3. Though your early life was spent as a thief and a prostitute--or perhaps I should say a prostitué--did you later become a lauded, if controversial, author, playwright, activist and poet?
    1. Art Garfunkel?
    2. Umm. Kelsey Grammer? Frasier Crane -> Sideshow Bob??
    3. Still French I guess - still stumped
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

  21. #1971
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,876

    Default

    Yes, please change that DQ to "Last name start with G?"

    Previous IQs:

    Are you an autistic author who is a veterinarian? - I'll rephrase.
    Are you a male who withstands the attraction of a magical trinket? - Yes, Gandalf.
    Are you a female who does the same? - Yes, Galadriel.

    IQs:

    Are you a male autistic author who is a veterinarian?
    Did you die in the same battle as Elendil the Tall?
    Were you a Stoor?

  22. #1972
    Global Moderator choie's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    3,893

    Default

    As an aside: y'know, for a ring that was supposedly All-Powerful and All-Consuming, a helluva lot of people managed to withstand its allure (Gandalf, Galadriel, Faramir, Sam...) For all the grief Jackson gets for having Faramir briefly tempted, I think Jackson's decision made it more impressive that Samwise was the only one in the films who was utterly beyond the grasp of the Ring. So nyeah, purists!

    And as another aside... there are multiple autistic author/veterinarians out there?

    Answers to my IQs: I couldn't find a reference to Art Garfunkel plagiarizing anything (Paul Simon, OTOH...), so I'll have to count that against you. The correct responses were:

    1) George Harrison (and you were so close with Paul!) -- the "My Sweet Lord" / "He's So Fine" lawsuit, which Harrison lost.
    2) Jackie Gleason, whose "Ralph Kramden" was directly taken for Fred Flintstone (as were all the other Honeymooners characters).
    3) Jean Genet, author of The Maids among others, who was a thief and male prostitute before he found his proper métier.

    New IQs:

    1) Did you take over the role of a major film character when your greatly admired predecessor died, and eventually become just as well-loved (if not more so) than the original?

    2) Were your adoptive grandfather, father, brother, and son all world leaders--and you probably would have been as well (or perhaps instead, in at least one case), had you lived?

    3) Is one of your most often-quoted witty rejoinders simply: "You will, ___, you will."

    DQs:

    I'll steal a couple of the EH questions.

    1. Living?
    2. European?
    3. Involved in the arts?
    Last edited by choie; 29 Oct 2014 at 03:51 PM.

  23. #1973
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,876

    Default

    :: double headsmack ::

    My first IQ should be:

    IQs:

    Are you a female autistic author who is a veterinarian?

  24. #1974
    Administrator CatInASuit's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Coulsdon Cat Basket
    Posts
    10,340

    Default

    DQs:
    1. Real
    2. Male
    3. Last name does start with G
    4. Living
    5. Not European
    6. Involved in the arts

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

    Are you a female autistic author who is a veterinarian?
    Did you die in the same battle as Elendil the Tall?
    Were you a Stoor?
    1. Nope - stumped this time round
    2. Gil-Gandel, oops...no...wait,wrong character - Gil-Galad.
    3. Gollum

    What is this Tolkein trivia time?

    1 DQ for you good sir.

    Quote Originally posted by choie View post
    IQs:

    1) Did you take over the role of a major film character when your greatly admired predecessor died, and eventually become just as well-loved (if not more so) than the original?

    2) Were your adoptive grandfather, father, brother, and son all world leaders--and you probably would have been as well (or perhaps instead, in at least one case), had you lived?

    3) Is one of your most often-quoted witty rejoinders simply: "You will, ___, you will."
    1. Drat it's Dumblebore isn't it....Michael Gambon
    2 and 3. Stumped on the pair, although I have this feeling I should really know them. 2 DQs.
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

  25. #1975
    Global Moderator choie's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    3,893

    Default

    Yes indeedy, Michael Gambon! But I completely screwed up the last two questions so I'll take no points. #2 was Germanicus, but I got one of the relationships wrong--he was the grandson (by marriage) to Augustus, but Tiberius's nephew, not son. He was also Claudius's brother and the dad of Caligula. And like an idiot I thought the "You will, Oscar, you will" was George Bernard Shaw, but of course it was James McNeill Whistler. So, I suck.

    New IQs:

    1. Did you first gain prosperity and fame working on comedy recordings, and later--only after nearly turning down the job--become an integral part of a musical group's increasingly ambitious sound?

    2. During the American Civil War, would the Union Army have been better off without you as its leader, a fact that Lincoln spent way too long deliberating before finally booting you out?

    3. A notorious iconoclast of a politician, did you once call a highly-placed leader (who shared your name) a 'wolf,' and then take it back, because doing so 'defamed wolves'?
    Last edited by choie; 30 Oct 2014 at 02:39 PM.

  26. #1976
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,876

    Default

    Previous IQs:

    Are you a female autistic author who is a veterinarian? - Temple Grandin
    Did you die in the same battle as Elendil the Tall? - Yes, Gil-Galad
    Were you a Stoor? - Yes, Gollum

    DQ:

    American?

    IQs:

    Did you briefly appear with your mistress in the novel Fatherland?
    Did you like to hang out at Karinhall?
    Is your portrait mentioned in Jeffrey Archer's First Among Equals?

  27. #1977
    Administrator CatInASuit's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Coulsdon Cat Basket
    Posts
    10,340

    Default

    DQs:
    1. Real
    2. Male
    3. Last name does start with G
    4. Living
    5. Not European
    6. Involved in the arts
    7. American

    Quote Originally posted by choie View post
    New IQs:

    1. Did you first gain prosperity and fame working on comedy recordings, and later--only after nearly turning down the job--become an integral part of a musical group's increasingly ambitious sound?
    2. During the American Civil War, would the Union Army have been better off without you as its leader, a fact that Lincoln spent way too long deliberating before finally booting you out?
    3. A notorious iconoclast of a politician, did you once call a highly-placed leader (who shared your name) a 'wolf,' and then take it back, because doing so 'defamed wolves'?
    Stumped on all three, but exceedingly curious as to who they are. 3 DQs

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

    Did you briefly appear with your mistress in the novel Fatherland?
    Did you like to hang out at Karinhall?
    Is your portrait mentioned in Jeffrey Archer's First Among Equals?
    1. Nope can't remember this one
    2. If this is a GoT reference, I'm also stumped
    3. And not an Archer reader either

    Take 3 DQs.
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

  28. #1978
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,876

    Default

    Previous IQs:

    Did you briefly appear with your mistress in the novel Fatherland? - Josef Goebbels.
    Did you like to hang out at Karinhall? - Hermann Goering; Karinhall was his country retreat.
    Is your portrait mentioned in Jeffrey Archer's First Among Equals? - King George III.

    DQs:

    Born since 1964?
    Best known for the visual arts (acting, dance, painting, photography, etc.)?
    Has won a major award in his field?

    IQs:

    Are you one of two brutal brothers in Westeros?
    Were you a noted early Greek physician?
    Did you hold the all-time top rank in the U.S. Navy?

  29. #1979
    Global Moderator choie's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    3,893

    Default

    I can forgive you missing the Civil War reference, since I was doing my EH impression (except this guy isn't, like, some abstruse reference to a 2nd lieutenant whose leg was shot off in some minor battle ). But 1 and 3! Tsk tsk tsk.

    #1 was George Martin, who worked on Peter Sellers & (I think) Beyond the Fringe albums before being asked to produce The Beatles's recordings. He wasn't impressed and planned on passing until he actually met and spoke w/them, at which point their sense of humor and intelligence clinched the deal. #2 was George McClellan, General in Chief of the Union Army, who kept making wimpy decisions (unnecessarily retreating multiple times) that resulted in either failures to take full advantage of the South's weaknesses or outright losing ground to the Rebels. And #3 is George Galloway, MP and agitator. After the Iraq invasion he made the wolf comment about George W. Bush.

    I'll just take one DQ for now, pending the answers to EH's.

    - Born north of the Mason-Dixon line?


    New IQs:

    1. Are you a multiple-gold-medal Olympic athlete who bravely (but controversially) revealed that you were HIV positive only after an accident that spilled some of your blood--albeit in a place that made it 99.9999999% no risk to others?

    2. Were you (at the time) the oldest person ever nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, although your role largely consisted of a few reminisces before you dropped some jewelry and then croaked?

    3. Despite your not being a singer, did no less a musical genius than Stephen Sondheim write his most famous song with you in mind, making sure the song actually took advantage of your vocal weaknesses?
    Last edited by choie; 31 Oct 2014 at 05:45 PM.

  30. #1980
    Administrator CatInASuit's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Coulsdon Cat Basket
    Posts
    10,340

    Default

    DQs:
    1. Real
    2. Male
    3. Last name does start with G
    4. Living
    5. Not European
    6. Involved in the arts
    7. American
    8. Born before 1964
    9. Is best known for the visual arts (acting, dance, painting, photography, etc.)
    10. Has won multiple major awards in his field.

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

    Are you one of two brutal brothers in Westeros?
    Were you a noted early Greek physician?
    Did you hold the all-time top rank in the U.S. Navy?
    1. Oh grief, a GoT question - I'm stumped
    2. I should probably know this but stumped again.
    3. George Washington??

    Go on - take another 3dqs.
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

  31. #1981
    Administrator CatInASuit's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Coulsdon Cat Basket
    Posts
    10,340

    Default

    It's Halloween, I've spent today handing out sweets to trick or treaters. Fie on thee for expecting to know answers to your questions

    DQs:
    1. Real
    2. Male
    3. Last name does start with G
    4. Living
    5. Not European
    6. Involved in the arts
    7. American
    8. Born before 1964
    9. Is best known for the visual arts (acting, dance, painting, photography, etc.)
    10. Has won multiple major awards in his field.
    11. Born North of the Mason Dixon Line.



    Quote Originally posted by choie View post
    I can forgive you missing the Civil War reference, since I was doing my EH impression (except this guy isn't, like, some abstruse reference to a 2nd lieutenant whose leg was shot off in some minor battle ). But 1 and 3! Tsk tsk tsk.

    #1 was George Martin, who worked on Peter Sellers & (I think) Beyond the Fringe albums before being asked to produce The Beatles's recordings. He wasn't impressed and planned on passing until he actually met and spoke w/them, at which point their sense of humor and intelligence clinched the deal. #2 was George McClellan, General in Chief of the Union Army, who kept making wimpy decisions (unnecessarily retreating multiple times) that resulted in either failures to take full advantage of the South's weaknesses or outright losing ground to the Rebels. And #3 is George Galloway, MP and agitator. After the Iraq invasion he made the wolf comment about George W. Bush.

    New IQs:

    1. Are you a multiple-gold-medal Olympic athlete who bravely (but controversially) revealed that you were HIV positive only after an accident that spilled some of your blood--albeit in a place that made it 99.9999999% no risk to others?

    2. Were you (at the time) the oldest person ever nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, although your role largely consisted of a few reminisces before you dropped some jewelry and then croaked?

    3. Despite your not being a singer, did no less a musical genius than Stephen Sondheim write his most famous song with you in mind, making sure the song actually took advantage of your vocal weaknesses?
    Well well, I never knew that about George Martin, and George Galloway is someone you just don't give airtime to or consider. The less thought about him the better.

    1. I should probably know this, but cannot remember who.
    2. Why does this sound like the old lady from Titanic whose name I cannot remember.
    3. Nope, no idea.

    Go on, more DQs going your way.
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

  32. #1982
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,876

    Default

    Previous IQs:

    Are you one of two brutal brothers in Westeros? - Gregor Clegane; Sandor was his hated brother.
    Were you a noted early Greek physician? - Galen
    Did you hold the all-time top rank in the U.S. Navy? - I already asked about George Washington, who never held any naval rank; this was George Dewey, hero of the Spanish-American War, who still holds the top rank, Admiral of the Navy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admira...United_States)

    DQs:

    Actor?

    Two DQs reserved.

    IQs:

    Were you a legendary American labor leader?
    Were you another?
    Since 1900, were you the best-known early practitioner of your trade?
    Last edited by Elendil's Heir; 31 Oct 2014 at 11:19 PM.

  33. #1983
    Global Moderator choie's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    3,893

    Default

    Quote Originally posted by CatInASuit View post
    It's Halloween, I've spent today handing out sweets to trick or treaters. Fie on thee for expecting to know answers to your questions
    True, if you're in the midst of a sugar high, you're not responsible for your actions, much less knowing someone obscure like George Martin. (At least it wasn't the other George Martin, i.e. the only writer slower than myself, who it grieves me to say is the first person who turns up on my search results for "George Martin." I weep for pop culture.)

    Answers: #1 is Olympic diver Greg Louganis. #2 is indeed Gloria Stuart from Titanic. Thank heavens she didn't win. Not that I begrudge a biddy her award, but she just wasn't that great, aside from being old, IMHO. #3 was Glynis Johns, whom you might also know from Mary Poppins (she played the suffragette Mrs. Banks); 'twas for her that Sondheim wrote "Send in the Clowns," and his knowledge of her deficiencies is why the song requires very little vocal range, and the lines are all quite short (which was helpful for someone like Johns, who didn't have enough breath support to sing a long sustained melodic line--so it's easy to take breaths after phrases like "Isn't it rich?" "Are we a pair?" "Me, here at last on the ground," "You in mid-air..." and so on). But he knew she'd hit it out of the ballpark, emotionally, as indeed she did. (Although for my money, Judi Dench wins in this role. Look at this scene, her vulnerable face, her voice. Sublimely heartbreaking.)

    DQ:

    - Is your first name start in the first half of the alphabet (A-L)?

    Withholding others till I hear about the actor question.

    IQs:

    1. Have you played a man who turns into a bat, a friend/colleague of a man who turned himself into a bat, and a man who went batty after being wrongly imprisoned for murder?

    2. Is your art famous for depicting Tahitian natural beauty (sometimes flora but usually females)?

    3. One of the most respected writers of all time, did you take on a pen name to hide both your gender and the fact that you were living with a married man?

  34. #1984
    Administrator CatInASuit's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Coulsdon Cat Basket
    Posts
    10,340

    Default

    DQs:
    1. Real
    2. Male
    3. Last name does start with G
    4. Living
    5. Not European
    6. Involved in the arts
    7. American
    8. Born before 1964
    9. Is best known for the visual arts (acting, dance, painting, photography, etc.)
    10. Has won multiple major awards in his field.
    11. Born North of the Mason Dixon Line.
    12. Not an Actor
    13. First name does not start in the first half of the alphabet (A-L)

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

    Were you a legendary American labor leader?
    Were you another?
    Since 1900, were you the best-known early practitioner of your trade?
    1. Umm, nope stumped at the first
    2. So no hope with the second.
    3. Bill Gates

    Take another two DQs. (4 total)
    Quote Originally posted by choie View post
    Quote Originally posted by CatInASuit View post
    It's Halloween, I've spent today handing out sweets to trick or treaters. Fie on thee for expecting to know answers to your questions
    True, if you're in the midst of a sugar high, you're not responsible for your actions, much less knowing someone obscure like George Martin. (At least it wasn't the other George Martin, i.e. the only writer slower than myself, who it grieves me to say is the first person who turns up on my search results for "George Martin." I weep for pop culture.)

    Answers: #1 is Olympic diver Greg Louganis. #2 is indeed Gloria Stuart from Titanic. Thank heavens she didn't win. Not that I begrudge a biddy her award, but she just wasn't that great, aside from being old, IMHO. #3 was Glynis Johns, whom you might also know from Mary Poppins (she played the suffragette Mrs. Banks); 'twas for her that Sondheim wrote "Send in the Clowns," and his knowledge of her deficiencies is why the song requires very little vocal range, and the lines are all quite short (which was helpful for someone like Johns, who didn't have enough breath support to sing a long sustained melodic line--so it's easy to take breaths after phrases like "Isn't it rich?" "Are we a pair?" "Me, here at last on the ground," "You in mid-air..." and so on). But he knew she'd hit it out of the ballpark, emotionally, as indeed she did. (Although for my money, Judi Dench wins in this role. Look at this scene, her vulnerable face, her voice. Sublimely heartbreaking.)

    IQs:

    1. Have you played a man who turns into a bat, a friend/colleague of a man who turned himself into a bat, and a man who went batty after being wrongly imprisoned for murder?

    2. Is your art famous for depicting Tahitian natural beauty (sometimes flora but usually females)?

    3. One of the most respected writers of all time, did you take on a pen name to hide both your gender and the fact that you were living with a married man?
    Cheers for those answers, I should really have remembered the Greg Louganis one, the other two not so much I'm afraid.

    1. Vampire question I would guess, but I can't think which one it might be.
    2. Gaughin , or how ever it is spelt.
    3. Hmm, nope lost on that one as well.

    Take another 2 DQs (4 total).

    You two are really racking up those questions, yanno.
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

  35. #1985
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,876

    Default

    Judi Dench is good in anything... and I'm not just saying that because my dad dated her in the late Fifties.

    Previous IQs:

    Were you a legendary American labor leader? - Samuel Gompers
    Were you another? - George Meany
    Since 1900, were you the best-known early practitioner of your trade? - I'll rephrase.

    DQs:

    Involved in cinema or the stage?
    First name starts with M-S?

    IQs:

    Since 1900, were you the best-known early practitioner of your non-computer trade?
    Are you a noted living Civil War historian with the initials G.G.?
    Were you Ted Baxter's girlfriend?

  36. #1986
    Global Moderator choie's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    3,893

    Default

    EH ... seriously?? Are your parents (or at least your dad) from the UK? Gosh I don't know if it's too personal to ask how they knew each other, but I sure do wanna ask it.

    CIAS, you're not gonna be pleased about missing #1, who is Gary Oldham (referring to his roles as Dracula, Commissioner Gordon, and Sirius Black, respectively). #3 is George Eliot, of Middlemarch, Silas Marner, Daniel Deronda, and Mill on the Floss fame.

    (But well played on the Bill Gates answer, heh.)

    Arrgh. The problem with my DQs is that EH trumps me on asking the good ones, so I don't want to waste a question by asking "involved in sports?" if it turns out he's involved in the cinema, for example.

    DQs:

    - Married to anyone famous?
    - Born after 1939?

    IQs:

    - Did you 'borrow' one of your most iconic images (perhaps the iconic image for the group that first brought you fame) from a painting of Cupid?

    - While John Lennon may have said his group was 'bigger than Jesus,' were you a rock band's lead singer who actually was Jesus in a manner of speaking?

    - Despite having a career that put you squarely in the public eye, is the phrase for which you're most remembered related to your desire for solitude?

  37. #1987
    Administrator CatInASuit's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Coulsdon Cat Basket
    Posts
    10,340

    Default

    DQs:
    1. Real
    2. Male
    3. Last name does start with G
    4. Living
    5. Not European
    6. Involved in the arts
    7. American
    8. Born before 1964
    9. Is best known for the visual arts (acting, dance, painting, photography, etc.)
    10. Has won multiple major awards in his field.
    11. Born North of the Mason Dixon Line.
    12. Not an actor
    13. First name does not start in the first half of the alphabet (A-L)
    14. Has been involved in cinema, but is not best known for it.
    15. First name starts with M-S.
    16. Not Married to anyone famous - at least no-one I know
    17. Born after 1939.

    Quote Originally posted by Elendil's Heir View post
    Judi Dench is good in anything... and I'm not just saying that because my dad dated her in the late Fifties.

    IQs:

    Since 1900, were you the best-known early practitioner of your non-computer trade?
    Are you a noted living Civil War historian with the initials G.G.?
    Were you Ted Baxter's girlfriend?
    Your dad dated Judi Dench - wow.
    I have no idea who the two labor leaders are either.

    1. George Romero - zombie movies.
    2. There are no UK Civil War historians with those initials...wait you mean the US one, oh well, stumped
    3. As I don't know who Ted Baxter is - Stumped

    Take another 2 DQs

    Quote Originally posted by choie View post
    IQs:

    - Did you 'borrow' one of your most iconic images (perhaps the iconic image for the group that first brought you fame) from a painting of Cupid?

    - While John Lennon may have said his group was 'bigger than Jesus,' were you a rock band's lead singer who actually was Jesus in a manner of speaking?

    - Despite having a career that put you squarely in the public eye, is the phrase for which you're most remembered related to your desire for solitude?
    Gary Oldman, Ugh. IU was wondering where Batman was going to go in that IQ.

    1. Nope, stumped on this one.
    2. Whether it's in terms of being named Jesus or being clinically dead and then revived - either way I'm stumped.
    3. I want to be alone - Greta Garbo

    Take another 2 DQs.
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

  38. #1988
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,876

    Default

    Both of my parents are Americans. My dad, who at that point had not yet met my mom, was a soldier on leave from the U.S. Army in the north of England in the late 1950s, saw Dench in a local play, was smitten and asked her out. They dated for a few weeks. Years later, after Dench rose to fame, my mom wrote to ask if she remembered my father Jack. Dame Judi wrote back at once to say, "Of course I remember Jack! I'll be performing in New York City in a few months. Here are some tickets; please come see the play and visit me in my dressing room afterwards." So they did! I wrote to her myself after she was diagnosed with macular degeneration a year or so ago, and got a very nice note back. Now, when I see her as M in the James Bond movies with my sons, I say, "See her? That could've been your grandmother!"

    Previous IQs:

    Since 1900, were you the best-known early practitioner of your non-computer trade? - George Gallup, the pollster
    Are you a noted living Civil War historian with the initials G.G.? - Gary Gallagher
    Were you Ted Baxter's girlfriend? - Georgette, on The Mary Tyler Moore Show

    What DQs should we ask? We're getting towards the end here, choie.

  39. #1989
    Global Moderator choie's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    3,893

    Default

    Edited to add: Dang he even ninjas me the one time I finally think I'm getting the drop on him! At least this time I get to ask some decent DQs. Anyway that's an extremely cool story, EH, and how lovely that your parents and she were able to catch up together--and the same for you and her.

    Okaaay, I think I might have a shot at this one.

    First, the IQ answers:

    #1 was Terry Gilliam, who used this to create this. #2 was Ian Gillan, lead singer of Deep Purple (biggest song "Smoke on the Water"), who brilliantly sang/performed the role of Jesus in the original concept album (and best version) of Jesus Christ Superstar.

    DQs:

    - Are you best known for television?
    - Born west of the Mississippi?

    IQs:

    1) Did you once play the musical icon mourned in the song "American Pie"?

    2) Was your nearly-damaged virtue the prime reason that your older brother acted like an ass to the man who tried to ruin you--someone who otherwise seemed so very amiable that he charmed all of Longbourn?

    3) Might a medical professional be concerned that your most famous creations seem to suffer from utter inability to age, dental issues (primarily rather serious overbites) and jaundice-like coloring?
    Last edited by choie; 02 Nov 2014 at 03:06 PM.

  40. #1990
    Administrator CatInASuit's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Coulsdon Cat Basket
    Posts
    10,340

    Default

    DQs:
    1. Real
    2. Male
    3. Last name does start with G
    4. Living
    5. Not European
    6. Involved in the arts
    7. American
    8. Born before 1964
    9. Is best known for the visual arts (acting, dance, painting, photography, etc.)
    10. Has won multiple major awards in his field.
    11. Born North of the Mason Dixon Line.
    12. Not an actor
    13. First name does not start in the first half of the alphabet (A-L)
    14. Has been involved in cinema, but is not best known for it.
    15. First name starts with M-S.
    16. Not Married to anyone famous - at least no-one I know
    17. Born after 1939.
    18. Best known for television.
    19. Yes, born West of the Mississippi.

    Excellent story EH - thanks for that.

    Quote Originally posted by choie View post
    Okaaay, I think I might have a shot at this one.

    IQs:

    1) Did you once play the musical icon mourned in the song "American Pie"?

    2) Was your nearly-damaged virtue the prime reason that your older brother acted like an ass to the man who tried to ruin you--someone who otherwise seemed so very amiable that he charmed all of Longbourn?

    3) Might a medical professional be concerned that your most famous creations seem to suffer from utter inability to age, dental issues (primarily rather serious overbites) and jaundice-like coloring?
    *sigh* - she says she thinks she might have a chance.

    Typical choie

    Yes in answer to Number 3, (never mind 1 & 2), I am Matt Groening
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

  41. #1991
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,876

    Default

    Ooo, good one! Well done, choie.

  42. #1992
    Global Moderator choie's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    3,893

    Default

    Thank you! Once he wasn't an actor and was only nominally involved in films, I immediately thought of Groening--I have no idea why.

    The letter is A

  43. #1993
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,876

    Default

    IQs:

    Were you a virtual lunar rebel?
    Were you the longtime Congressman from Harlem?
    Were you played by both Lorne Greene and Edward James Olmos?
    Last edited by Elendil's Heir; 05 Nov 2014 at 10:14 AM.

  44. #1994
    Global Moderator choie's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    3,893

    Default

    Ooh I just realized I forgot to give the answers to my other questions, FWIW: Gary Busey played Buddy Holly, and the girl whose reputation was protected by her brother was Georgianna Darcy, from Pride and Prejudice, who ran away when she was only 15 with cad George Wickham.

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

    Were you a virtual lunar rebel?
    Were you the longtime Congressman from Harlem?
    Were you played by both Lorne Greene and Edward James Olmos?
    No clue on #1, but on #2 and #3 I'll say that I'm neither Adam Clayton Powell, nor.... urgh I'm not entirely sure if this is the right name since I wasn't a Battlestar Galactica fan, but was it Captain or General or Major... Adama? Adamo? Something like that.

    Take at least 1 DQ.

  45. #1995
    Administrator CatInASuit's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Coulsdon Cat Basket
    Posts
    10,340

    Default

    IQs

    1. Did the series you starred in, last longer than the event it covered?
    2. Are you known for both water transportation and fiery destruction?
    3. Were you a well known bisexual pirate?
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

  46. #1996
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,876

    Default

    Previous IQs:

    Were you a virtual lunar rebel? - Adam Selene, an AI in Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
    Were you the longtime Congressman from Harlem? - Yes, Adam Clayton Powell
    Were you played by both Lorne Greene and Edward James Olmos? - Yes, Cmdr. Adama on BSG

    DQ:

    Male?

    IQs:

    Did you and Tolkien once meet, and neither knew of the other's fame?
    Were you the last monarch of your country to veto legislation?
    Did Liam Neeson provide your voice?
    Last edited by Elendil's Heir; 06 Nov 2014 at 11:42 AM.

  47. #1997
    Global Moderator choie's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    3,893

    Default

    DQ

    1. Male

    Quote Originally posted by CatInASuit View post
    1. Did the series you starred in, last longer than the event it covered?
    2. Are you known for both water transportation and fiery destruction?
    3. Were you a well known bisexual pirate?
    1. No, I am not Alan Alda.
    2. and 3. Stumped and fascinated to know the answers.

    Quote Originally posted by Elendil's Heir View post
    Did you and Tolkien once meet, and neither knew of the other's fame?
    Were you the last monarch of your country to veto legislation?
    Did Liam Neeson provide your voice?
    1. Hmm. No, I am not Isaac Asimov? Total stab in the dark here.
    2. I'm sure this is wrong but I want it to be true. No, I am not Queen Anne?
    3. No, I am not Aslan

  48. #1998
    Administrator CatInASuit's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Coulsdon Cat Basket
    Posts
    10,340

    Default

    Quote Originally posted by CatInASuit View post
    IQs

    1. Did the series you starred in, last longer than the event it covered?
    2. Are you known for both water transportation and fiery destruction?
    3. Were you a well known bisexual pirate?
    1. Correct, Alan Alda in M*A*S*H
    2. Archimedes - for the Archimedes screw and for his Heat Ray
    3. Anne Bonney - who had liaisons with both Capt Rackham and Mary Read

    DQ.
    1. Real
    2. Surname begins with A

    IQs:
    1. Did you play a character who did not notice the rain when you she was standing in it, due to the person in front of her?
    2. Did you become synonymous with body building over a set of books with your name on it?
    3. Did you affair end with your suicide?
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

  49. #1999
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,876

    Default

    Previous IQs:

    Did you and Tolkien once meet, and neither knew of the other's fame? - American actress Ava Gardner. The celebrated beauty and Tolkien met at an Oxford social event and enjoyed each other's company; a mutual friend later asked, "Don't you know who that is?" Neither did.
    Were you the last monarch of your country to veto legislation? - Yes, Queen Anne
    Did Liam Neeson provide your voice? - Yes, Aslan

    DQ:

    Male?

    IQs:

    Were you a Visigoth king who sacked Rome?
    Did you once play Benedict Arnold?
    Are you a beautiful young Italian actress?

  50. #2000
    Global Moderator choie's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    3,893

    Default

    Sorry for the delay boys.

    DQ

    1. Male
    2. Real
    3. Given name begins with A

    (EH -- you asked "male" a second time in your last post. You get to ask again.)

    Quote Originally posted by CatInASuit View post
    1. Did you play a character who did not notice the rain when you she was standing in it, due to the person in front of her?
    2. Did you become synonymous with body building over a set of books with your name on it?
    3. Did you affair end with your suicide?
    1. No, I am not Andie McDowell, although I'd love to have her hair
    2. Mmmm no, I am not Charles Atlas? I suppose this could be Schwarzenegger but I don't remember books.
    3. No, I am not Aida, from Verdi's Aida

    Quote Originally posted by Elendil's Heir View post
    Were you a Visigoth king who sacked Rome?
    Did you once play Benedict Arnold?
    Are you a beautiful young Italian actress?
    1. Shoot... is this Alaric? No, I am not Alaric?

    2. Wow I can't think of anyone who's played B.A. I probably should've watched the entire John Adams HBO miniseries, darn it.

    3. Erm... no, I am not Alyssa Milano? (Well, she's young to me!)
    Last edited by choie; 10 Nov 2014 at 02:09 AM. Reason: got rid of extra quote tag

+ Reply to thread

Posting rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts