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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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snapes_angel
Feb. 7th, 2011 12:01 pm (UTC)
[hairy putter]

Always pegged that as werewolf hockey, or something.
jongibbs
Feb. 7th, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
Lol :)
starry_diadem
Feb. 7th, 2011 12:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Jon. I thoroughly enjoyed the competition and I'm looking forward to the CD.

Cheers!
jongibbs
Feb. 7th, 2011 01:39 pm (UTC)
It'll be on its way across the pond tomorrow :)
ailsa_cf
Feb. 7th, 2011 12:44 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!
~Ailsa
jongibbs
Feb. 7th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC)
RE: 'Ghost Rider'

You have to read it with an American accent, then it works :)
tracy_d74
Feb. 7th, 2011 02:17 pm (UTC)
That was my favorite commercial of the night. I also liked the Dorito one with the resurrection of Grandpa.
jongibbs
Feb. 7th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
I didn't see that one - I confess I never watch the Superbowl.
phoenixfirewolf
Feb. 7th, 2011 02:47 pm (UTC)
Hahah, love the commercial.

Great job guessing all of those clues!
jongibbs
Feb. 7th, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
The Attila the hun clue tripped up quite a few people :)
phoenixfirewolf
Feb. 7th, 2011 05:50 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!
claudee
Feb. 7th, 2011 04:11 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 :)
jongibbs
Feb. 7th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
Just so long as you had fun :)
claudee
Feb. 7th, 2011 06:10 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!
bogwitch64
Feb. 7th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
I loved that commercial. SO cute!
jongibbs
Feb. 8th, 2011 10:25 am (UTC)
It's the way he's so shocked when his force powers finally work on something :)
bogwitch64
Feb. 8th, 2011 10:28 am (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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jongibbs
Feb. 8th, 2011 10:27 am (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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jongibbs
Feb. 8th, 2011 11:12 am (UTC)
Lol... Hey! :P
silverton
Feb. 8th, 2011 10:41 am (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!
jongibbs
Feb. 8th, 2011 11:16 am (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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