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Old 02-08-2016, 10:00 AM   #15001
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10. CAKE!
Yes - answers to 1 and 9 only needed now, but I think Paul has an unassailable lead in any case.
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Old 02-08-2016, 10:03 AM   #15002
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Yes - answers to 1 and 9 only needed now, but I think Paul has an unassailable lead in any case.
That's good - he's in desperate need of a win.
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Old 02-08-2016, 10:05 AM   #15003
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1. I believe the Ryder Cup was cancelled and the event shifted years.
9. Cheese.
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Old 02-08-2016, 10:10 AM   #15004
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1. I believe the Ryder Cup was cancelled and the event shifted years.
Correct. Up until 1999 the Ryder Cup was every two years always in an unven year. It's now always in an even year.

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Yes. From Egypt, Finland and England (Cornwall, specifically) respectively.
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:16 PM   #15005
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Since things are still quiet, a little quiz I just heard on the radio.

What do these movies have in common:
Strangers on a Train (1951)
The Talented Mr Ripley (1999)
Carol (2015)
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:01 AM   #15006
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They're all based on novels by Patricia Highsmith?
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:35 AM   #15007
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They're all based on novels by Patricia Highsmith?
Exactly right, Issybird! Over to you.
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Old 02-19-2016, 07:25 AM   #15008
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Exactly right, Issybird! Over to you.
Thanks! The first two titles see among my favorite suspense works; I'm not familiar with the third, so my guess is that it's a retitling of one of her lesbian novels.

I don't have anything off the top of my head to pose, so if Paul wants to step up as winner of the last quiz, he should. Or anyone else, for that matter. Otherwise, I'll give it some thought/hope for inspiration!
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:46 AM   #15009
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OK, another first-lines-of-books quiz, this time with children's books. One point each for title and author. Some are easy, some less so. Plenty of points to go around.

1. "It was a dark and stormy night."

2. "There was a boy named Milo who didn't know what to do with himself - not sometimes, but always."

3. "The house was three miles from the station, but before the dusty hired fly had rattled along for five minutes the children began to put their heads out of the carriage window and to say, 'Aren’t we nearly there?'”

4. "Mrs. Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road dipped down into a little hollow, fringed with alders and ladies' eardrops and traversed by a brook that had its source away back in the woods of the old Cuthbert place; it was reputed to be an intricate, headlong brook in its earlier course through those woods, with dark secrets of pool and cascade; but by the time it reached Lynde's Hollow it was a quiet, well-conducted little stream, for not even a brook could run past Mrs. Rachel Lynde's door without due regard for decency and decorum; it probably was conscious that Mrs. Rachel was sitting at her window, keeping a sharp eye on everything that passed, from brooks and children up, and that if she noticed anything odd or out of place she would never rest until she had ferreted out the whys and wherefores thereof. "

5. "It began one day in summer about thirty years ago, and it happened to four children."

6. "The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day."

7. "In that pleasant district of merry England which is watered by the river Don, there extended in ancient times a large forest, covering the greater part of the beautiful hills and valleys which lie between Sheffield and the pleasant town of Doncaster."

8. "Roger, aged seven, and no longer the youngest of the family, ran in wide zigzags, to and fro, across the steep field that sloped up from the lake to Holly Howe, the farm where they were staying for part of the summer holidays."

9. "If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book. "

10. "If you want to find Cherry-Tree Lane all you have to do is ask the Policeman at the cross-roads."

11. "Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away."

12. "Harriet was trying to explain to Sport how to play Town."

13. "'Where's Papa going with that axe?" said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast."

14. "'Camelot - Camelot,' said I to myself. 'I don't seem to remember hearing of it before. Name of the asylum, likely.'"

15. "I will begin the story of my adventures with a certain morning early in the month of June, the year of grace 1751, when I took the key for the last time out of the door of my father's house."

16. "I remember the day the Aleut ship came to our island."

17. "The Browns have become illustrious by the pen of Thackeray and the pencil of Doyle, within the memory of the young gentlemen who are now matriculating at the universities."

18. "Way out at the end of a tiny little town was an old overgrown garden, and in the garden was an old house, and in the house lived xxxx xxxx."

19. "On a bright December morning long ago, two thinly clad children were kneeling upon the bank of a frozen canal in Holland."

20. "'Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents,' grumbled Jo, lying on the rug."
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:28 PM   #15010
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:30 PM   #15011
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:30 PM   #15012
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:32 PM   #15013
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2. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster.
5. Half Magic by Edward Eager
10. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
14. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
16. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scot O'dell
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Old 02-19-2016, 01:02 PM   #15014
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Old 02-19-2016, 01:04 PM   #15015
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Final results:

drjd: 11 pts.
HomeInMyShoes: 11 pts.
Shayne Parkinson: 5 pts.
poohbear_nc: 4 pts.
pdurrant: 2 pts.
orlok: 1 pt.

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