Monday, August 26, 2013

Random Question (August 26, 2013)

Q. This one needs some thinking, not quizzing skills per se. What are [X] and [Y]?

A. For the answer, the unexpurgated cartoon is shown below.

Perhaps people were misled by the setting, which I agree has nothing to do with the caption, but then I didn't draw this. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Random Question (August 22, 2013)

Q. Here's one for lovers of classic rock. This compilation has clips from 15 of the greatest rock songs of all time (someone's personal selection, not mine). Simply identify all 15 songs and musicians (post a numbered list).

A. Here's the list:
1. Every Breath You Take -- The Police/Sting
2. Hotel California -- The Eagles
3. Won't Get Fooled Again -- The Who
4. All Along The Watchtower -- Jimi Hendrix
5. Good Vibrations -- Beach Boys
6. Layla -- Derek and the Dominos/Eric Clapton
7. Smells Like Teen Spirit -- Nirvana
8. Kashmir -- Led Zeppelin
9. Light My Fire -- The Doors
10. Hey Jude -- The Beatles
11. Comfortably Numb -- Pink Floyd
12. Bohemian Rhapsody -- Queen
13. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction -- Rolling Stones
14. Stairway to Heaven -- Led Zeppelin
15. Imagine -- John Lennon

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Random Question (August 14, 2013)

Q. Which entity's new-look logo is this?

A. American Airlines

Given below is what it used to look like till earlier this year.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Random Question (August 8, 2013)

Q. This item recently came up for auction on eBay, with a starting price of $3 million. The accompanying text reads: "This exceedingly rare original __________ ____ is the only one ever on the market. It emanates from the family of Itzhak Stern, __________ accountant and right hand man ... There are 3 others known which are in institutional hands. It is 14 pages in length and lists 801 male names, dated April 18, 1945. It is guaranteed authentic." What is it? 
(Note: The overall answer is made up of the two words that fit in the first two blanks; the third blank is the same as the first. Some other words have been left out of the description.)

A. One of four Schindler's Lists known to exist.

In case you didn't know this, the list is named for German businessman Oskar Schindler, who compiled the 801 names of workers he deemed essential for his enamel factory, thus sparing them from concentration camps. The story was made into an Academy Award-winning film by Steven Spielberg in 1993. Ben Kngsley played the role of Itzhak Stern in the film (Liam Neeson played Schindler).  In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked the film 8th on its list of the 100 best American films of all time.