A Big Happy Family

X wrote the novels -Tarzan Alive and Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life – which were sort of fictional biographies. In them he hypothesised, that the real meteorite (Y meteorite) which fell near Y, Yorkshire, England, on December 13, 1795, was radioactive and caused genetic mutations in the occupants of a passing coach. Many of their descendants were thus endowed with extremely high intelligence and strength, as well as an exceptional capacity and drive to perform good or evil deeds. The progeny of these travellers were purported to have been the real-life originals of fictionalised characters, both heroic and villainous, over the last few hundred years, such as Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, Doc Savage, and Lord Peter Wimsey. This created the Y universe which was later expanded by X and other writers to include The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sherlock Holmes, The Spider,James Bond, Nero Wolfe, Sam Spade, The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, and even Star Trek.
This concept has been used as a unifying device by others such as Warren Ellis’s (Planetary), Alan Moore (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and in Tales of the Shadowmen edited by Jean-Marc Lofficier, using characters from French Literature.
X and Y please. 

There are so many!

X is a public service announcement campaign by Metro Trains in Melbourne, Australia to promote rail safety. The campaign went viral through sharing and social media starting in November 2012, getting almost 20 million views around the world in the first week.

It’s being hailed as one of the most innovative and effective safety awareness campaigns – very effective on kids especially – and it’s been winning some big awards at the Webbys and the Cannes Lions.

It is now in the form of numerous apps, a Tumblr, and a karaoke video.

Name X.


What psychological conditions do these people/characters suffer from:

1.Jack Nicholson in As Good As It Gets,Molecular Obliterator in Wall-E,James May from Top Gear

2.Moose Mason from Archies,George S Patton,Abhishek Bachhan,Richard Branson

3.John Forbes Nash,Lars from Lars and the Real Girl,Launcelot Gobbo from Merchant of Venice

4.Deadpool,Dory from Finding Nemo, Tracy Jordan from 30 Rock

5.Ed from Cowboy Bebop,Lisbeth Salander from Millennium Trilogy,River Tam from Firefly.

Cue Manly Tears

X is a fantastic instrument-if played by someone who knows how to. They were originally used for signalling during wars(for obvious reasons). This legacy has been carried forward and many military bands use them. Can you tell which are some of the more popular songs played on it-

A- very popular funeral song
also one of the most popular hymns in Christianity, a ‘slave song’, as it was written by a slave trader, who then became a minister(hence the line ‘who saved a wretch like me’).

B-unofficial signature song of Irish Americans, is not liturgical but still played at funerals, to the tune of Londonderry Air.

C-unofficial Scottish anthem, also played during funerals( remember the one in ‘The Departed’)

Even More Metallic People

The initial 1963 versions were made from ultra-fine 3-D knit iron alloy, powered by flat linear armature DC motors (rechargeable via any electrical outlet), short-wave radio (even a rotary phone was used once), collapsible roller skates. Most functions were controlled by miniature electronic switches mounted on the insides of various pieces; by pressing various combinations of them (using even the tongue), different systems were engaged.
The modern version is almost unrecognizable when compared to that.
Actually it looks almost exactly the same.
What is being talked about here?


 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

A Fish

The protagonist of the movie “ Mr. ____”, thus making his name ___ ___.

What is X?

Thumbs Up!!!

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)

  1. 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.
  2. As American movies ended the long frontier trek and began to look inward for sources of inspiration, this dialogue replaced “Westward ho!”
  3. 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.”
  4. In every movie with Italian-American characters, one must be named X.
  5. 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.”

How X are you?

This questionnaire tests you for your reactions towards the things listed (its incomplete).
1. Tortoise
2. Insects
3. Calfskin
4. Television viewing
5. Nude photo
6. Butterflies
7. Raw oysters
8. Boiled egg
In August 2003 The Wave Magazine presented these same questions to candidates in the local mayoral elections and reported their responses. One of the candidates, Tom Ammiano, recognized the test’s source by questions 2.
Another candidate, Angela Alioto, became agitated at the line of questioning, complaining “Let me ask you, John, how does this fit in to the bigger picture when you ask me about the tortoise and butterflies?” The interviewer’s reply was straight out of the source, “They’re just questions, Angela. In answer to your query, they’re written down for me. It’s a test, designed to provoke an emotional response. Shall we continue?”
Where do u find this? What does it determine?

It’s in the Name

Like most things even X follows a certain convention while naming their works. The general convention is [gender/race/defining characteristic] [optional twist/USP] [main action performed]  [number in series]. This order is followed most of the time, except when it isn’t. However the number almost always comes in the end. There is another naming convention followed which works by using horrible puns (which is more well known) but is actually followed for a small fraction of the works.

A common joke also says that your X name is [Name of First Pet] [Name of First Street you lived on] or [Name of favorite sweet] + [Name of first street you lived on] or even [Your last name] + [Name of first street you lived on].

What am I talking about?

Yeh Melody Kaunsi Hain?

Outside, there were few lights on and the stars in the sky were visible and “just amazing”, according to the song’s co-producer, Ken Nelson.

While composing the song’s lyrics, _______ could not find the right words. He was thinking of a specific word, which he deemed a missing key word in the lyrics, to fit the song’s concept. He looked around the studio and found the telephone directory yellow pages, which happened to be situated nearest to him. ________ later titled the song X as a reference to the directory. He quipped, “In an alternate universe, this song could be called Playboy. The lyrics progressed from there with the band collaborating. Bassist ____ ________ came up with the opening line That night, having quickly composed the song, the band recorded it.

A much different origin of the song was told on The Howard Stern Show in November 2011. ______ explained to Stern that he was impersonating Neil Young while entertaining guests when he came across the first chord of the song, which stuck with him for a bit then in a Neil Young voice he sang the opening line . _______ went on to further explain that the word X has absolutely no meaning whatsoever and while writing the rest of the song he tried his best to change X to something else since every lyric before X made no sense but in the end the word X just sounded right. _______ also told Stern that through the years depending on the attitude and manner of whoever interviews him, he would make up some story about a song or album titles just to move on to the next question. _______ applauded Stern saying “I like you, Howard, so that’s the first time I’ve ever told anyone the truth behind X.”