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    1.  4 (by both Toto & Foreigner)

     

    Edit:  nope.  Neither one of those

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    I remember hearing once that Adele’s album titles correspond with her age when the album was released, so my guess is that she has a couple albums on that list. However, I’m not an Adele fan, so I couldn’t begin to tell you what the titles are.

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    1.  1 – Beatles and then I am sure Adele is in there but no idea if it’s 18, 19 or whatever
    2.  New Girl?
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    1.  1 – Beatles and then I am sure Adele is in there but no idea if it’s 18, 19 or whatever
    2.  New Girl?

    I looked up the answers.  Adele 21 & 25, Beatles 1 are on the list.

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    2. Bones

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    3. Shih Tzu

    4. Bonnie (Bonnie Prince Charlie)

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    5. Burkina Faso

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    1.  Pearl Jam Ten on the list?
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    davescharf wrote…
    1.  Pearl Jam Ten on the list?

    Has to be.

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    1.  Pearl Jam Ten on the list?

    I would think so unless they’re technically only allowing actual numbers?

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    Good clarification on the Led Zeppelin albums. I’d also have to think “Ten” is on there.

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    davescharf wrote…
    1.  Pearl Jam Ten on the list?

    That is indeed the remaining answer.

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    Steve MN wrote…
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    1.  Pearl Jam Ten on the list?

    That is indeed the remaining answer.

    I’m sure most of you know this, Pearl Jam’s original band name was “Mookie Blaylock.” Obviously had to change it, so they named their first album after his number.

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    1.  Pearl Jam Ten on the list?

    That is indeed the remaining answer.

    I think there’s still one more. I looked it up. Yeah there’s no way I’d ever get that one. My sister who is five years my senior? (she’s 44) Sure maybe.

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    Karlsson wrote…
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    1.  Pearl Jam Ten on the list?

    That is indeed the remaining answer.

    I think there’s still one more. I looked it up. Yeah there’s no way I’d ever get that one. My sister who is five years my senior? (she’s 44) Sure maybe.

    I think I have that one actually (I know I have one of their albums) and I wouldn’t have gotten it.

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    WELL, WHAT IS IT?! ;)

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    II

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    II

    *headslap*

    I admit, the exclusion of “IV”/”Zoso” led me to believe II would be excluded. Oops.

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    II

    *headslap*

    I admit, the exclusion of “IV”/”Zoso” led me to believe II would be excluded. Oops.

    Big fan of theirs are you?  =^P

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    II

    *headslap*

    I admit, the exclusion of “IV”/”Zoso” led me to believe II would be excluded. Oops.

    It is. That is “Led Zeppelin II.” The album in question is Boyz II Men’s second album, titled just “II”.

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    II

    *headslap*

    I admit, the exclusion of “IV”/”Zoso” led me to believe II would be excluded. Oops.

    It is. That is “Led Zeppelin II.” The album in question is Boyz II Men’s second album, titled just “II”.

    I have egg on my face. Didn’t realize the official title was “Led Zeppelin II,” and not just “II”

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    Answers to Friday, August 5, 2022

    1. Quit While You’re Ahead: On the RIAA’s list of the 100 best-selling albums of all time, there are five albums whose titles are, in total, a number (not something like “Led Zeppelin IV,” which contains but isn’t entirely a number). Name as many of those albums as you can for one point each. Zero total if you get any wrong.

    “21” by Adele, “Ten” Pearl Jam, “II” by Boyz II Men, “25” by Adele, “1” by the Beatles (If you got Garth Brooks’ “Sevens,” go ahead and give yourself a bonus point)

    2. On what TV show did Zooey Deschanel’s older sister Emily play a forensic anthropologist?

    “Bones”

    3. What breed of toy dogs, also known as “chrysanthemum dogs,” get their most common name from the Chinese for “lion son dog”?

    Shih Tzu

    4. Charles Edward Stuart was the grandson of King James VII of Scotland, which is why his popular nickname included what Scottish term, meaning “pretty” or “healthy”?

    Bonnie
    (Bonnie Prince Charlie)

    5. Today is August 5. On this day in 1960, Upper Volta gained independence from France. The country would later change its name to a bilingual phrase that loosely translates to “land of the upright people.” What is that name?

    Burkina Faso

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    Questions for Monday, August 8, 2022

    Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow’s email.

    1. What actor, who could be said to have three first names, provided the speaking voice of young Simba in the original “The Lion King”?

    2. A product called the “3310” was first released on September 1, 2000. It was famous for being nearly indestructible, and has since become a national symbol of Finland. It was so popular that it was re-released in 2017. What company makes the 3310?

    3. Louisiana doesn’t have counties. What does it have instead?

    4. In the 19th century, a Nicoleño Native American girl, only known today as Juana Maria, was stranded alone on San Nicolas Island, off the coast of California, for 18 years. Her story inspired what 1960 children’s novel by Scott O’Dell?

    5. Don Cheadle is the second actor to play War Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What other actor appeared in the role in the first “Iron Man” film?

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    3. Parishes

     

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    5. Terrence Howard

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    1.  Jonathan Taylor Thomas
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    2. Nokia

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    4. Island of the Blue Dolphins

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    Answers to Monday, August 8, 2022
    1. What actor, who could be said to have three first names, provided the speaking voice of young Simba in the original “The Lion King”?

    Jonathan Taylor Thomas

    2. A product called the “3310” was first released on September 1, 2000. It was famous for being nearly indestructible, and has since become a national symbol of Finland. It was so popular that it was re-released in 2017. What company makes the 3310?

    Nokia
    (it’s a phone)

    3. Louisiana doesn’t have counties. What does it have instead?

    Parishes

    4. In the 19th century, a Nicoleño Native American girl, only known today as Juana Maria, was stranded alone on San Nicolas Island, off the coast of California, for 18 years. Her story inspired what 1960 children’s novel by Scott O’Dell?

    “Island of the Blue Dolphins”

    5. Don Cheadle is the second actor to play War Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What other actor appeared in the role in the first “Iron Man” film?

    Terrence Howard

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    Questions for Tuesday, August 9, 2022

    Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow’s email.

    1. What comedic actor, who holds the record for most Emmy wins for the same role, has a hyphenated last name shared by a multibillion-dollar French company founded by her great-great-grandfather in 1851?

    2. What sea separates the Arabian Peninsula from the African continent?

    3. What cable news channel changed its slogan from “Lean Forward” to “This is Who We Are” in 2016?

    4. In “Romeo and Juliet,” Romeo’s best friend Mercutio is stabbed in a duel. As he dies, he shouts what famous curse to the Capulets and the Montagues?

    5. The “Boston butt” is a cut of pork that does not actually come from the pig’s butt. What part of a pig are you eating if you’re eating the “butt”?

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    2. Red Sea

    4. “A plague on both your houses.”

     

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    1.  Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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    5  -Shoulder if I recall correctly

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    3. MSNBC

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    Answers to Tuesday, August 9, 2022
    1. What comedic actor, who holds the record for most Emmy wins for the same role, has a hyphenated last name shared by a multibillion-dollar French company founded by her great-great-grandfather in 1851?

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    2. What sea separates the Arabian Peninsula from the African continent?

    Red Sea

    3. What cable news channel changed its slogan from “Lean Forward” to “This is Who We Are” in 2016?

    MSNBC

    4. In “Romeo and Juliet,” Romeo’s best friend Mercutio is stabbed in a duel. As he dies, he shouts what famous curse to the Capulets and the Montagues?

    “A plague o’ both your houses!”

    5. The “Boston butt” is a cut of pork that does not actually come from the pig’s butt. What part of a pig are you eating if you’re eating the “butt”?

    Shoulder

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    Questions for Wednesday, August 10, 2022

    Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow’s email.

    1. Who noted in a 1972 hit song that the atmospheric temperature on Mars makes it a poor choice for raising a family?

    2. The classic Wells Fargo logo features a carriage drawn by six horses. What fashion brand features a nearly identical image in its logo, but with two horses?

    3. According to a 1993 video game produced for the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis by LucasArts, whom did zombies eat?

    4. In what 1994 movie does a 1956 Chrysler New Yorker convertible double as a restaurant booth?

    5. The most widely cultivated variety of sweet cherry in the U.S. is named after the foreman at the Oregon orchard where it was originally bred. Name that cherry.

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    1. Elton John

    5. Bing?

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    4) Pulp Fiction

     

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    2) I asked my wife about #2 and she said it might be COACH.  She should know… lol!!!

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    3. Your neighbors.

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    4. Pulp Fiction

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    Answers to Thursday, August 11, 2022
    1. Will Scarlet, Arthur a Bland, and Much the Miller’s Son are a few of the “seven-score yeomen” who were known as the… what?

    Merry Men

    2. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson starred in the disappointing fourth installment of what film franchise, in 2019?

    “Men in Black”

    3. Modern researchers believe climate change caused an increase in the Asian great gerbil population in the 14th century, leading directly to what disaster, which claimed the lives of an estimated 60 percent of Europeans?

    Black Death

    4. What is the first line of the John Donne sonnet whose actual title is “Sonnet X,” and whose second line is, “Though some have called thee mighty and dreadful, for thou are not so”?

    “Death be not proud”

    5. In 1968, John Fogerty left a good job with the National Guard in Richmond, Virginia—not New Orleans, as he claimed in the song he wrote the day after his discharge. What song was that?

    “Proud Mary”

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    Questions for Friday, August 12, 2022

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    1. Quit While You’re Ahead: There are four films that have been released that tie for the title of “most expensive movie directed by a woman,” all with estimated budgets of $200 million. Name as many as you can for one point each. Zero total if you get any wrong.

    2. What hot sauce markets itself as the original hot sauce ingredient in Buffalo wings?

    3. The first Black military pilots for the United States fought in a segregated unit in World War II. While they were nicknamed the “Red Tails,” they are better remembered today by what name?

    4. What state will you have to travel to if you want to visit the famous covered bridges of Madison County?

    5. Today is August 12. Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno Reyes was born on this day in 1911. He was one of the most widely renowned Spanish-language comedians, although English-speaking audiences would most likely recognize him from 1956’s “Around the World in 80 Days.” By what one-word stage name was he credited?

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    3 Tuskegee Airmen

    4 (Who hates) Iowa

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    2) Frank’s Redhot

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    1 Both Wonder Woman movies

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    1 Both Wonder Woman movies

    Nope. The sequel is one, but the original doesn’t even make the top 10.

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    5. Cantinflas

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    1) Wonder Woman 198 whatever?  Cloud Atlas, cost a freakin fortune and was a bomb. Probably one of the Matrix films?

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    1) Wonder Woman 198 whatever?  Cloud Atlas, cost a freakin fortune and was a bomb. Probably one of the Matrix films?

    I looked it up, and Cloud Atlas is definitely on the list.

    The Matrix movies, however, aren’t.  I presume it was because they were still the Wachowski brothers at the time, not sisters.

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    1) Wonder Woman 198 whatever?  Cloud Atlas, cost a freakin fortune and was a bomb. Probably one of the Matrix films?

    I looked it up, and Cloud Atlas is definitely on the list.

    The Matrix movies, however, aren’t.  I presume it was because they were still the Wachowski brothers at the time, not sisters.

    I looked the answer up too.  Cloud Atlas doesn’t qualify because it wasn’t over $200M.  The top 5 are all over $200M in cost, NOT gross.  I never would have guessed several of the top 5!  Not at all.

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    1. Birds Of Prey? (The Harley Quinn story)
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    1. Birds Of Prey? (The Harley Quinn story)

    No.  Wonder Woman 1984.  Mulan (Live action, not animated) The Eternals. Black Widow. And Brave (This one’s animated).

    Seriously…Brave?  I’d never guess that one.  Mulan threw me too.  The first 4 cost over $200M, Brave clocks in at $186M.  And I find it hilarious that of the top 10 most expensive films directed by a woman, the Wachowski sisters hold down 4 spots! 😳

    Jupiter Rising, Cloud Atlas, Speed Racer and Matrix Reloaded.  None of which were box office successes.  Hollywood is weird.

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    Brave is awesome. One of my faves. WW1984 sucked. The first one was awesome. Mulan (both animated and live action) were very good. Black Widow was a’ight. Never saw Eternals.

    The last line of your post, only saw Reloaded, and I agree that was basically a pile of sh*t.

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