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Here are the answers to last month’s quiz:

1: They break your spirits. GHOST BUSTERS


2: One wind-up fruit, of a color that’s hard to rhyme with. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE


3: A taxi’s cheer. [Cab hooray] becomes CABARET


4: Zee unschooled Londoner might think this is French for “horse.” GIGI


5: You’d get this if Sir Lancelot went to see the Phantom. A [K]NIGHT AT THE OPERA


6: Rise up against ‘the man’ for no particular reason. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE


7: Stay hidden and get sewing. LILO AND STITCH


8: Not a lot of people know that Maurice Micklewhite [better known as Michael Caine]
    led this revolt. THE CAINE MUTINY


9: What you would call the fear of Atilla and two of his pals. 
[Three hun dread] 300


10: Unusual lobes on the sides of the locomotive. 
                              [Strange ears on a train] STRANGERS ON A TRAIN


11: The woman who marries the one they call ‘The doctor’ [aka Doctor Who] would
       be known as this. THE TIME TRAVELLER’S WIFE


12: In London they tell you smoking’s bad for your [health]. ELF 


13: What Abraham Lincoln would be, if he started on a new book today. GHOST RIDER


14: At the time of posting, we’d be talking about this coming Monday. 
                                                                           THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW


15: When looking for Tolkein’s ‘Ranger from the north’ [Aragorn] on Yahoo, bad 
      spellers often find this instead. ERAGON


16: Parents hope their kids do this at college. GET SMART


17: A hirsute golf club [hairy putter], together with the smell from the burning bird. 
                                                        HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX


18: The people who marked the calendar before anybody knew about it. PREDATORS


19: Echoing birds from Jamaica, as far from the earth’s beginning as they can get. 
                                                             PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END



20: ‘Which person put this jolly bunny in the picture?’ WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?

The first person to get all the answers correct was starry_diadem, who wins a copy of Fur-Face on CD. I used the random number generator thingy (over at
Random.org) to select the winner of the second prize from among the other entrants who also scored 100%. The winner of the other Fur-Face CD is brennayovanoff
Congratulations to the two prize winners and a big 'Thank you' to all those who took part.

I’m still experimenting with the format of these quizzes. Next time, the answers will be well known song titles (I plan to use book titles at some point too). I think I’ll use less questions, but keep the erroneous answers in.
Next up on the contest front, is the Meager Puddle of Limelight Award for Best Short Story Title: 2011.
In the meantime, I leave you with the most delightful TV advertisement I’ve seen in many a long year (by way of Berrien C. Henderson, aka selfavowedgeek


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Feb. 7th, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
[hairy putter]

Always pegged that as werewolf hockey, or something.
Feb. 7th, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
Lol :)
Feb. 7th, 2011 03:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Jon. I thoroughly enjoyed the competition and I'm looking forward to the CD.

Feb. 7th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
It'll be on its way across the pond tomorrow :)
Feb. 7th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
Can't believe I didn't get that it was Predators! I looked at that one for AGES. The other one I didn't get was Ghost Rider. Don't think I ever would have though. Well done the people that got them all!
Feb. 7th, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
RE: 'Ghost Rider'

You have to read it with an American accent, then it works :)
Feb. 7th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
That was my favorite commercial of the night. I also liked the Dorito one with the resurrection of Grandpa.
Feb. 7th, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
I didn't see that one - I confess I never watch the Superbowl.
Feb. 7th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
Hahah, love the commercial.

Great job guessing all of those clues!
Feb. 7th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
The Attila the hun clue tripped up quite a few people :)
Feb. 7th, 2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
lol. I'm so bad at games like that. I tried, but my movie trivia is sadly lacking...

Might have been able to get a few on a fantasy book list or an urban fantasy one though :)

Thanks for doing that!
Feb. 7th, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC)
Well, 17 out of 20 isn't that bad *g* (Especially because English isn't my mother tongue after all) 9, 12 and 18 were too much for me obviously :)
Feb. 7th, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
Just so long as you had fun :)
Feb. 7th, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
Much fun! Mostly when I sat there, staring at the questions, being utterly confused how the heck one of those title should fit in - and then understanding. Brilliant stuff, had MUCH fun!
Feb. 7th, 2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
I loved that commercial. SO cute!
Feb. 8th, 2011 01:25 pm (UTC)
It's the way he's so shocked when his force powers finally work on something :)
Feb. 8th, 2011 01:28 pm (UTC)
When I was little, I tried to move things with my mind all the time. I was convinced if I tried hard enough, it would work. If someone had done for me what the dad in the commercial did for that kid, I think I would have been the happiest little girl on the planet.

I used to try to catch my toys talking too, but that never panned out either. ;)
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Feb. 8th, 2011 01:27 pm (UTC)
That's good, though. It means you don't have a warped, twisted mind like what I've got, and that means you won't get funny looks from strangers :)
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Feb. 8th, 2011 02:12 pm (UTC)
Lol... Hey! :P
Feb. 8th, 2011 01:41 pm (UTC)
I've been waiting for the answers forever!! I was so close! I still don't get how gigi is anywhere close to cheval though... other than being french... Good times!
Feb. 8th, 2011 02:16 pm (UTC)
Hi Stephanie,

In England, 'Gee-Gee' is common slang for 'horse'. I imagine it comes from 'Gee up!' Which (I believe) is the command used to get horses moving - unless they all have keys these days ;)
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