I’m blue da ba dee da ba die

Hear Ye, Hear Ye. The themed week here be.

From Monday, till the coming Friday, my questions will be loosely based on this topic right here.

opera

. er, that is, western classical music and Operas.

Note: The questions are unconnected. [ i.e, no stage-2 ]

So, the first one in the series.

  • A smurfy fan-art, but fairly accurate representation.
smurf_singers

smurf_singers

Some people would consider even that kerchief as a give-away, so no clues.

What was the popular name for this trio?

or for glory, identify them.

Cracked by Chandrakant, Capt. P J Vogon, and Hasan

Oh gaad, you people even got the accent marks right.
Such sharp Diacritics 🙂

Answer:

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Total Rascala, this kid

A bollywood+current affairs question. Hopefully easy.

Name this writer and short film director, and what is his claim to fame.

He’s credited in the movie in more ways than one.

writer

writer

Update: will keep this question open for one more day. People who’ve posted can attempt again.

Clue : Think Hindi.

Apologies for the arbitness, and the delay with the clue.

Cracked only by nikhil dubey. Kudos.

Answer:
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These germans are crazy

X was a German academic in the field of literature and linguistics, and a librarian. During his extended period of free-book-readings, he coined the term Y in his language, to describe a particular sort of educative novels.

scholar

scholar

Few examples of the sort of novels, are shown here. Figuring out a common motif might help.

harry potter series

harry potter series

huckleberry finn

huckleberry finn

So, I’ll have the usual please. X and Y?

Cracked only by Shri. Royan.
Answer:
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50,000

50,000 hits and marching on. We thank the regular contributors and readers. We also thank the NITK alumni for their enthusiastic support.

Here is a question sent in by Maga aka Goutham DL.

Connect the two gentlemen with a particular song.
122 234

Cracked by Chandrakant and raklodramA.

Answer

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Jungle Boogie

A random movie was X, whose cover is shown in its Technicolor glory.

For those well-versed in African languages, X is a word meaning danger/risk, and has Arabic roots.

movie

movie

The only reason this movie would be known is for this particularly joyous n jazzy theme song Y, which should hopefully play if you click on it.

[blip.tv ?posts_id=2535544&dest=-1]

The tune became very popular, covered and copied by zillions of artists.

The composer of the tune was Mr.Z, who’s a celebrity in the music world for composing another tune, which should be apparent if you listen to Y.

composer

composer

Id X, Y, and Z.

[ Note : Boogie usually means the blues, and Jungle Boogie was a funk song. Consider it as a desperate pulp fiction reference, and NOT as a clue. much thanks ]

Cracked by everybody
@Chandrakant – cool.

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So many vertices, so many faces.

Identify the polyhedral dude, who is depicted in this TIME magazine cover dated “i don’t know” years back.

time_cover

time_cover

This cover was drawn by this illustrator.

illustrator

illustrator

I’d be giving you the added joy of identifying him as well, for the sole reason that he drew something as arbit as this, and managed to get it published in a very modest National magazine.

trippy_nazi

trippy_nazi

Time_cover_dude?

Illustrator?

Cracked by everybody.
Refer to Capt. P J Vogon’s answer for extra info.

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