Arch Stanton??..no,the next.

Connect.

1.A still from The Good, the bad & the ugly.
2.A tribute album to Ennio Moricone.

Connect being the famous and distinctive music produced for the film by the Italian composer Ennio Morricone.

Cracked by Vikram,Panda,Shadowfax,LWsam and partly by Tarantinofan,Anees.

(refer to Vikram’s comment for the wordings!!)

IDax!

Collado Mediano is a town located in the Guadarrama mountains, 48 km north-west from
Madrid. Which well -known top-ranked sportsperson , who has been conferred the Jameo do Oro . one of Spain’s highest civilian awards given to a foreigner, resides here?

Res Ipsa Loquitur


ID and connect, giving reasons. The answer is a Person.

The black motorcycle is a bonus and a giveaway in conjecture with the rest, if you have read the Person’s books.

Clue: The Person is a very famous journalist, committed suicide in 2005 by shooting self.

ANSWER

Hunter S Thompson, gonzo journalist and Rebel Hero extraordinaire.
The pictures are:
1. Bob Dylan (good friend).
2. Hunter at a younger age.
3. Hunter with a Ducati 900S which he’d been sent to test. His love for fast, deadly machines is evident in his writing.
4. “What if I told you I have a Vincent Black Shadow?” This is the Vincent Black Shadow, famously mentioned in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
5. Jack Nicholson (good friend).
6. Johnny Depp (good friend).
7. Logo of the Universal Life Church, from which the Doctor got his doctorate in divinity. Even I have a degree from them. I’m an ordained Minister of the ULC, so that’s Brother Anirudh Ramachandran to y’all!

Cracked by vikram

Thirsty,depressed??drink some.

simple.Id the product being advertised.

clue:

Loch Lomond Whiskey.

The first pic is from Tintin and The Picaros.
The second pic shows a fish commonly known as the Haddock.The clue obviously is that Captain Haddocks favourite drink is Loch Lomond.

Cracked by Panda,Atul,Vikram,Tarantinofan,LWsam.

Banned

1. This found on Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit. ID the last banned thing and put funda.

ANSWER

Durian. Cracked by panda, vijayaraghavan, rotti, mahesh, archit89.

Whats cooking??

Connect.

Ratatouille.

The first pic shows the french dish Ratatouille.The second pic shows the director Brad Bird and Peter O Toole during the production of the film “Ratatouille”.

Cracked by Kulki,Dojo,Tarantinofan.

A Devastating Broadcast…

Put Funda:How did this simple wooden structure in Europe become part of the cause for something that would change the world forever??

Uncracked!

This is a radio station on the German-Polish border at Gleiwitz.Nazi Germany needed reason to start the war against Poland.A few SS soldiers dressed up as Polish irregulars “attacked” the radio station and announced messages of hatred towards Germany in Polish.This among other such incidents “provoked” Germany to initiate a blitzkreig against Poland and annex it.Thus began the WW II.

G@me 0n!

1. L, a bi-monthly, has the following sections:

  • we’ve got incoming
  • phurstluk
  • reevus
  • pheachurs
  • haadwear
  • doo it urcelph
  • poynt off vu

L was started in 2003 by Jasubhai Digital Media(JDM) Pvt Ltd

ID L.

2.

  • A medical device used to immobilize cervical neck (spinal) fractures
  • A DC Comics superheroine, a gestalt of a newly-dead human body and an “Aurakle”, an energy-being resembling a sphere of iridescent color, discovered by Batman who recruits her for the Outsiders.
  • A computer interface technique that uses arcs to point users to off-screen locations
  • A gay bar in Washington, D.C.
  • A form of parachute jump
  • Mil Mi-26 or X, a heavy transport helicopter
  • A song by Machinehead album The Blackening
  • A fictional witness protection program in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
  • A film by Peter Jackson
  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, a pro baseball team
  • A BAE stealth aircraft under development for the RAF

All these share the name of a series of games for Windows, Xbox, Mac OS/X and Xbox 360. ID.

3. ID the game released by capcom:

Gamers play as the female protagonist Alice. Based on the game series, a movie trilogy was made (written by Paul W.S Anderson and produced by Sony), the heroine played by Milla Jovovich.

4. The original W is a robot forced to work at a B factory. He is the best B maker there. W starts growing bored of making Bs in a factory day in and day out. He hears a rumor that any W that makes it from the underground factory gets a wish. W, desperate to escape his job, sets out on a journey to the surface and to turn W’s into human W’s, using his wish. The only thing standing in his way is the factory security guards who will do anything to keep the factory working. He must go through level after level, finding the hidden door to the next while avoiding / destroying the security guards. All of us must have played this game (which is also named W) at least once, or seen it played. Which game?

5. P is depicted as a short, pudgy, Italian plumber who lives in the M Kingdom, where he is regarded as a hero; he is best known for constantly thwarting the plans of the evil King Bowser to kidnap Princess Peach and subjugate the M Kingdom. He is well known for his plucky personality, enthusiasm and spirit in the face of enemies, unexpected physical agility, cooperation with his brother, Q, and his close relationship with Princess Peach whom he has repeatedly saved. He has an evil doppelgänger by the name of R (If P is Anirudh, then R is Onirudh, ie. only the first letter differs in the two names). Another cult classic game. ID the game and also ID P and Q.

6.
Agence France-Presse – 1/18/2008 9:38 PM

Brazil bans popular video games seen to incite violence

Brazil this week imposed a ban on popular role-playing computer games “X” and “EverQuest,” claiming they incited violence and were “harmful to consumers’ health.” The federal prohibition on the sale of the games was being applied across the country, the official consumer protection agency in the central state of Goias said on its website Thursday. Both games allow players, typically teenage boys, to connect online to fantasy worlds where they interact with other players, form groups and carry out joint missions usually involving combat.

(Descriptive line of “X” in original article, deleted by the quizmaster)

An adapted version in Brazil permitted players to take on the perspective of either a police officer or a narcotrafficker in Rio de Janeiro’s infamously crime-ridden slums.

“EverQuest” is a swords-and-spells game in the mold of “Lord of the Rings” in which human or elvish or other imaginary characters go on joint adventures to gain treasure and increase their avatar’s abilities. Both began in 1999 and have since developed huge worldwide followings. Some psychologists have described them as addictive as drugs. A few players have turned professional, earning money from powerful characters they sell, or from the auction of hard-to-win virtual items. The ban was ordered in October 2007 by a Brazilian federal court, but was not immediately implemented. The judge, Carlos Alberto Simoes, ruled that the games encouraged “the subversion of public order, were an attack against the democratic state and the law and against public security.”

ID “X”.

ANSWERS

1. skoar!
2. halo, bungie studios
3. resident evil
4. bomberman
5. mario
6. counter-strike

CRACKINGS

1 vijayaraghavan
2 bhargava
3 vijayaraghavan, bhargava, sotti
4 bhargava
5 vijayaraghavan, bhargava, sotti
6 nobody

Euro Football Quiz

  1. X was a French football administrator. X was secretary-general of the Comité français interfédéral (CFI), the ancestor of the French Football Federation. When the CFI became the French Football Federation in 1919, he remained as secretary-general. X was an early architect of the FIFA World Cup, along with Jules Rimet. X is believed to be have conceived the idea of the European Football Championship, the trophy of which is named after him, having first proposed it in 1927. ID X.
  2. In the inaugural European Championships in 1960, a talented team were withdrawn from their semi-final against Y by their ruler X. X had flatly refused to allow Y into his country, which ensured that his country had to bow out of the competition. The two teams met again in the final of the 64 version of the competition, and the game went ahead after X was assured that his country would win(which they did). X was a huge fan of a prominent football club(Z) hailing from the capital of his country that he edited footage of his country’s goals, cutting out players belonging to the club’s most fierce rivals A while promoting representatives of his beloved club Z. ID X, Y, Z, A.
  3. X started his professional career in 1982 and was transferred to AC Milan in 1986 and became a mainstay in the team. X was a vital cog in a team that won five Serie A titles, three European Cups, three European Super Cups, and two Intercontinental Cups. A member of his national team, X played in the 1990 and 1994 FIFA World Cups, though X did miss one of the penalties in the semi-final shoot-out against Argentina in 1990. The NY/NJ MetroStars signed X in 1996. X proved a solid performer, being named to the league Best XI in 1996. He went back to AC Milan after the 1997 MLS season, and promptly helped them to another Serie A title, his sixth. He ended his career by playing for a short time with Al-Ittihad of Saudi Arabia. X is presently managing a team at the European Championsips. X yaaru?
  4. Connect: “Can You Hear Me” by Enrique Iglesias, Trix and Flix, “Expect Emotions“.
  5. X is a manager. X has played for West Ham United and Everton and his country’s national team. X is fluent in German, Italian and English, holds a degree in law and plays in a rock group, Rawbau. In 2008, he recorded a song with his band as a hymn for his team at Euro 2008 called “Vatreno Ludilo” (“Fiery Madness”). ID X.
  6. Tango Italia ,Tango Mundial, Tango Europa , Etrusco Unico, Questra Europa, Terrestra Silverstream, Roteiro Adidas, _________. Fill in the blank

The Personalities Quiz

1.This famous cricket personality developed his strange style due to his rheumatoid arthritis. These antics have attracted him both fans and critics alike. Fellow New Zealander Martin Crowe has referred to him as Bozo the Clown. He recently enrolled the services of Delhi-based celebrity management agency, Creatigies Communications. He was a feature of the recently concluded IPL. ID the person in question

2.X is an American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer He is also one of only three actors in the history of film to have seven consecutive US$100 million blockbusters. He made his film debut in the low-budget slasher film, He Knows You’re Alone. X executive produced, co-wrote and co-directed the HBO docudrama From the Earth to the Moon. A fan of NASA‘s manned space program, X said that he originally wanted to be an astronaut but “didn’t have the math.”. In August 2005, X was voted in as vice president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.He was in the news recently for his endorsement of Barrack Obama for the Presidential Elections. ID X.

3.Comrade Z is currently the leader of the Union of Social-Democrats, a political party founded after the official dissolution of the Social Democratic Party of Russia. In 1987 he rehabilitated many opponents of Stalin, another part of the De-Stalinization, which began 1956, when Lenin’s Testament was published as a booklet there. In 1990, Z was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “his leading role in the peace process which today characterises important parts of the international community”.Famous the world over for his philosophy of perestroika and glasnost.ID Z

4.The son of a politician, he is from the town of Ludhiana in Punjab. He started his first business in 1976 at the age of 18, to make crankshafts for local bicycle manufacturers. In 1982 he became the exclusive dealer for Suzuki Motors‘s portable electric-power generators imported from Japan. The importing of telecom equipment were banned by the Indian Government as ITI (Indian Telecom Industry ) monopoly practices & sole OEM for Department of Telecommunication. He established the first company to manufacture push button telephones in India.His numerous awards include the Padma Bhushan in 2007,Asia Businessman of the Year, Fortune Magazine 2006.He made headlines a year back with his retails joint venture which is yet to be launched in India.

He was not so successful this year in a similar partnership bid. Who are we talking of?

5.Y was a Dutch physical and organic chemist and the winner of the inaugural Nobel Prize in chemistry. In 1874 he accounted for the phenomenon of optical activity by assuming that the chemical bonds between carbon atoms and their neighbors were directed towards the corners of a regular tetrahedron. This three-dimensional structure perfectly accounted for the isomers found in nature (stereochemistry). Y helped to found the discipline of physical chemistry as we know it today.ID Y

a couple of sitters

1. Connect…

2. “Twinkle twinkle little star.. ” ..Wat is happening??.. put funda..

3. ID the drafted soldier(the one carrying the sack)..

4. Put funda and connect…

5. Connect…

6. ID the young sailor aboard PT – 109

Cracked mostly by Atul and Panda.

THE ANSWERS :

1.The first pic shows Roland Garros,the famous french pilot after whom the th French open is named and the second pic is of Bjorn Borg,possibly the most successful player at the french open.the connect is Roland Garros French open.

2.It is a depiction in The Bayeaux Tapestry of a Halley’s comet sighting in 1066 during the Battle Of Hastings.

3.Elvis.

4.pic 1:Penny Lane.
pic 2 :Sgt Peppers Bistro.
pic 3 :Abbey Road crossing.
pic 4 :Maharshi Mahesh yogi.
connect: The Beatles.

5.Pic 1:The island of Montecristo.
Pic 2:Alexandre Dumas,pere.
Pic 3:Book cover.
Pic 4:Movie poster.
CONNECT: “The Count of Monte Cristo.

6.John F Kennedy.

-Aditya Sridhar.