A history buff receives a call from a radio jockey asking,” Who shot A in that famous duel? “. Answering the question will win him 10000 dollars. He seems more than capable of answering the question (B) as his house is full of artifacts pertaining to the duel. However his mouth is full of peanut butter and all he can say is “Awwon Buww”, as he doesn’t have C to wash it down.
This is the first instance of an award winning advertise campaign and was directed by D. However these ads are more fanservice than trivia nowadays.
What ad campaign? Answer everything.
X is a philosophical idea concerning the existence of oneself. It is quite wacky to say the least an thus has been referenced in many works(read satirized). In Iain Banks’ Against A Dark Background, a hovercraft full of Xist mercenaries makes an appearance. Their philosophy however keeps them from being a cohesive unit.
“I used to be called Elson Roa”.
“Elson Roa”, she repeated.
“But then I became God”,he nodded. “Or rather realized that I always had been God. God in the monotheistic sense that I am all that really exists”.
“But if you’re God,” Sharrow said to Elson Roa, “why do you need the others?”
‘What others?” Roa said.
Sharrow looked exasperated. “Oh, come on.”
Elson Roa shrugged. “My apparences? They are the sign that my will is not yet strong enough to support my existence without extraneous help. I am working on this.” Roa coughed. “It is, indeed, in a very real sense, an encouraging sign that we lost six of our number at the Log-Jam, as this indicates my will is becoming stronger.”
“What about the others? Do they – the apparences – all call themselves God, too?” she asked.
“Apparently,” Roa said, without the hint of a smile.
“Hmm.” She bit her lip.
Roa looked suddenly confused. “Um, apart from one, who’s an atheist,” he said suddenly.
“I beg your pardon?”
“We all call ourselves God except for one apparence, who is an atheist.”
“Ah-ha,’ she said, nodding slowly. ‘And what does this person call themself?”
What is X?
X is Latin for ____ , and also Greek for “I give what is due“. It is, moreover, the Latin rendering of Ancient Greek Outis , the pseudonym Odysseus employed to outwit the Cyclops Polyphemus.
X was the name of a few other fictional characters-
A seafaring Indian Prince
The protagonist of the movie “ Mr. ____”, thus making his name ___ ___.
What is X?
Full list has 32. Where would you famously find these names?
Apologies for the …..wall of text. Pretty simple connect though. All answers have inspired something. What is it?
They are very poisonous and produce a class of chemicals (and its most potent variety), which interfere with the nervous systems of humans and other animals. The plants most likely evolved these chemicals as a defense against being eaten, but in sufficiently small quantities, they can be used for medicinal purposes, ranging from asthma to Parkinson’s disease, while in ancient times they were mostly used as a form of anesthetic, since disrupting the activity of the nervous system does have the effect of numbing pain.
Excerpt from a Yes Minister script. Which famous person wrote it?
PM: Yes. It’s all very simple. I want you to abolish economists.
JH: [Mouth open] Abolish economists, Prime Minister?
PM: Yes, abolish economists ….. quickly.
SH: [Silkily] All of them, Prime Minister?
PM: Yes, all of them. They never agree on anything. They just fill the heads of politicians with all sorts of curious notions, like the more you spend, the richer you get.
JH: [Coming around to the idea] I see your point, Prime Minister. Can’t have the nation’s time wasted on curious notions, can we? No.
SH: [Sternly] Minister.
PM: Quite right, Jim. Absolute waste of time. Simply got to go.
JH: [Uncertain] Simply got to go?
PM: [Motherly] Yes Jim. Don’t worry. If it all goes wrong I shall get the blame. But if it goes right – as it will – then you’ll get the credit for redeploying a lot of underused and misapplied resources. Probably get promotion too.
SH: [Indignantly] Resources? Resources, Prime Minister? We’re talking about economists.
PM: Were, Sir Humphrey. Were.
JH: [Decisively] Yes Humphrey, were. We’re going to get rid of them.
PM: Well, its all settled then. I’ll look forward to receiving your plan for abolition soon. Tomorrow, shall we say? I’d like you to announce it before it all leaks.
JH: [Brightly] Tomorrow then, Prime Minister.
PM: Yes. Well, go and sort it out. Now, Sir Humphrey ….. what did you say your degree was?
Kinda like a Stage 2, i.e. answer each question and connect in the end.
All these movie terms were coined by someone. Name the terms. Who coined them? (that’s the connect)
- In a high speed chase, a car shifts more gears than it actually has. In the movie this term is named after, the hero upshifts more than 16 times.
- As American movies ended the long frontier trek and began to look inward for sources of inspiration, this dialogue replaced “Westward ho!”
- Any film using a plot which can be summarized by saying “One’s a…” For example, “One’s a cop. One’s an actor.” Or “One’s a saint. One’s a sinner.”
- In every movie with Italian-American characters, one must be named X.
- Coined after a scene, where X is taking a bath, and a guy bursts in the room, promising him how he plans to have his revenge, only to have X kill him. X then advises the corpse, “If you have to shoot, shoot don’t talk.”
This story tells about the journey of a mechanical genius from his self-imposed exile from the rest of humanity to a more normal life, conquering the disease myasthenia gravis as well as his own contempt for humans in general.
Being born a weakling, he channeled his intellect, and his family’s money, into the development of the device patented as “Synchronous Reduplicating Pantograph”. Wearing a glove and harness, he could control a much more powerful mechanical hand simply by moving his hand and fingers. In the story, these devices became popularly known as “Xs”. In reference to this story, the real-life remote manipulators that were later developed also came to be called Xs. Specifically; an “X” is a device which is controlled by moving a model of the device; usually a pair of robotic hands that are controlled by sensors in a pair of gloves.
No relations to that other X, though .What is X?