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Elendil's Heir 08-03-2019 12:08 AM

Botticelli - August 2019
 
Last month's thread: https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...d.php?t=878366

A new month and a new letter! As discussed earlier, let's break from alphabetical order and this time go with

L

Have at you!

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-03-2019 08:23 AM

IQs:

1) Did you lead 300 Spartans in a famous battle?
2) Are you "the Beloved Physician"?
3) Did you write The Cyberiad?

De La Rue 08-03-2019 12:25 PM

1. Did your second voyage take you to Brobdingnag?
2. Did you secretly record conversations with your friend Monica?
3. Were you a member of TLC?

Elendil's Heir 08-03-2019 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prof. Pepperwinkle (Post 21787015)
IQs:

1) Did you lead 300 Spartans in a famous battle?
2) Are you "the Beloved Physician"?
3) Did you write The Cyberiad?

I'm not Leonidas, and dunno x2.

Quote:

Originally Posted by De La Rue (Post 21787336)
1. Did your second voyage take you to Brobdingnag?
2. Did you secretly record conversations with your friend Monica?
3. Were you a member of TLC?

Not Lemuel Gulliver, Linda Tripp and dunno.

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-03-2019 02:26 PM

Quote:

IQs:

1) Did you lead 300 Spartans in a famous battle?
2) Are you "the Beloved Physician"?
3) Did you write The Cyberiad?
I'm not Leonidas, and dunno x2.
Correct on Leonidas.
#2 is St. Luke, the Apostle.
#3 was Stanislav Lem.

DQs:

1) Real?
2) Male?




and Welcome Back, De La Rue!

Knowed Out 08-03-2019 04:37 PM

IQ!: Did Randall 'Tex' Cobb play you in Raising Arizona?
IQ2: Did you play the mad scientist in Ed Wood's Bride of the Monster?
IQ3: Did you play IQ2 in Ed Wood?

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-03-2019 05:50 PM

IQs:

1) Did you have a hit with "To Sir With Love"?
2) Did Paul McCartney write "Hey Jude" about you?
3) Did your sword stab Hamlet?

De La Rue 08-03-2019 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prof. Pepperwinkle (Post 21787451)
Welcome Back, De La Rue!

Thanks, Prof.! It's good to be back.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elendil's Heir (Post 21787361)
Not Lemuel Gulliver, Linda Tripp and dunno.

3 was Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.

1 DQ reserved.

IQs:
1. Were you launched into space from the Baikonur Cosmodome in November, 1957?
2. Were you known as the Sun King?
3. Are you the last Czarnian?

Elendil's Heir 08-03-2019 10:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knowed Out (Post 21787634)
IQ!: Did Randall 'Tex' Cobb play you in Raising Arizona?
IQ2: Did you play the mad scientist in Ed Wood's Bride of the Monster?
IQ3: Did you play IQ2 in Ed Wood?

Not Lee J. Cobb, Bela Lugosi or Martin Landau.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prof. Pepperwinkle (Post 21787762)
IQs:

1) Did you have a hit with "To Sir With Love"?
2) Did Paul McCartney write "Hey Jude" about you?
3) Did your sword stab Hamlet?

Not Julie London, Julian Lennon or Laertes.

Quote:

Originally Posted by De La Rue (Post 21787998)
...IQs:
1. Were you launched into space from the Baikonur Cosmodome in November, 1957?
2. Were you known as the Sun King?
3. Are you the last Czarnian?

Yes, welcome back, DLR! I'm not Laika, Louis XIV or... is that a misspelling? I'm not Alexandra (who's not an "L").

L.

1. fictional
2. female

Knowed Out 08-04-2019 06:32 AM

Quote:

IQ!: Did Randall 'Tex' Cobb play you in Raising Arizona?
IQ2: Did you play the mad scientist in Ed Wood's Bride of the Monster?
IQ3: Did you play IQ2 in Ed Wood?

Not Lee J. Cobb, Bela Lugosi or Martin Landau.
Leonard Smalls, correct, correct

DQ: Last name start with L?

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-04-2019 08:46 AM

Swept me. Alas!

IQs:

1) Are you mentioned in the valediction in II Timothy?
2) Did you play Clint Eastwood's sidekick in Any Which Way But Loose and Any Which Way You Can?
3) Are you #2's actress daughter?

Knowed Out 08-04-2019 10:02 AM

IQ1: Were you lead singer for The Cramps?
IQ2: Did you perform the theme song for the TV shows Mr. Belvedere and Harry and the Hendersons?
IQ3: Are you a rapper/actress whose real name is Dana Elaine Owens?

Elendil's Heir 08-04-2019 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prof. Pepperwinkle (Post 21788501)
...

IQs:

1) Are you mentioned in the valediction in II Timothy?
2) Did you play Clint Eastwood's sidekick in Any Which Way But Loose and Any Which Way You Can?
3) Are you #2's actress daughter?

Dunno, not Sandra Locke, and dunno.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knowed Out (Post 21788609)
IQ1: Were you lead singer for The Cramps?
IQ2: Did you perform the theme song for the TV shows Mr. Belvedere and Harry and the Hendersons?
IQ3: Are you a rapper/actress whose real name is Dana Elaine Owens?

Dunno x3.

L.

1. fictional
2. female
3. last name starts with L

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-04-2019 12:57 PM

IQs:

1) Are you mentioned in the valediction in II Timothy?
2) Did you play Clint Eastwood's sidekick in Any Which Way But Loose and Any Which Way You Can?
3) Are you #2's actress daughter?
Dunno, not Sandra Locke, and dunno.

#1 is Linus (traditionally later Pope Linus).
#2 was Geoffrey Lewis, Sandra being love interest.
#3 is Juliette Lewis.

DQs:

1) By an American author or authors?
2) From a work of prose literature?
3) Created after 1949?

Elendil's Heir 08-04-2019 01:13 PM

L.

1. fictional
2. female
3. last name starts with L
4. by an American author or authors
5. from a work of prose literature
6. created before 1949

De La Rue 08-04-2019 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elendil's Heir (Post 21788096)
I'm not Laika, Louis XIV or... is that a misspelling?

Not a misspelling; 3 was DC Comics' bounty hunter Lobo (who hails from the planet Czarnia).

DQs:
1. Created before 1900?
2. Main character?

IQs:
1. Is your autobiography entitled "WE"?
2. Did you star in The Dancing Cavalier?
3. Did you also star in The Dancing Cavalier, although your voice was dubbed?

Elendil's Heir 08-04-2019 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by De La Rue (Post 21788948)
...

IQs:
1. Is your autobiography entitled "WE"?
2. Did you star in The Dancing Cavalier?
3. Did you also star in The Dancing Cavalier, although your voice was dubbed?

Not Charles Lindbergh, dunno, and dunno.

L.

1. fictional
2. female
3. last name starts with L
4. by an American author or authors
5. from a work of prose literature
6. created before 1949
7. created after 1900
8. a main character

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-04-2019 02:35 PM

IQs:

1) Are you the title character of a romance by Richard D. Blackmore?
2) Did you write the novel It Can't Happen Here?
3) Did you play the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz?

Knowed Out 08-04-2019 02:57 PM

Quote:

IQ1: Were you lead singer for The Cramps?
IQ2: Did you perform the theme song for the TV shows Mr. Belvedere and Harry and the Hendersons?
IQ3: Are you a rapper/actress whose real name is Dana Elaine Owens?

Dunno x3.
Lux Interior, Leon Redbone, Queen Latifah

DQ: Adapted to film or TV?
DQ: Younger than 30?
DQ: Caucasian?

Elendil's Heir 08-04-2019 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prof. Pepperwinkle (Post 21789018)
IQs:

1) Are you the title character of a romance by Richard D. Blackmore?
2) Did you write the novel It Can't Happen Here?
3) Did you play the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz?

Dunno, not Sinclair Lewis or Bert Lahr.

L.

1. fictional
2. female
3. last name starts with L
4. by an American author or authors
5. from a work of prose literature
6. created before 1949
7. created after 1900
8. a main character
9. adapted to film or TV
10. probably older than 30
11. Caucasian

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-04-2019 04:30 PM

Quote:

IQs:

1) Are you the title character of a romance by Richard D. Blackmore?
2) Did you write the novel It Can't Happen Here?
3) Did you play the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz?
Dunno, not Sinclair Lewis or Bert Lahr.
#1 was Lorna Doone. Correct on the others.

DQ: From horror/fantasy/science fiction genres?

Knowed Out 08-05-2019 08:55 PM

IQ1: Are you now a running back for the NY Jets, after sitting out 2918 on the Steelers' bench?
IQ2: Are you head coach of the LA Chargers?
IQ3: Are you QB for the Indianapolis Colts?

De La Rue 08-05-2019 10:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elendil's Heir (Post 21789001)
Not Charles Lindbergh, dunno, and dunno.

2 was Don Lockwood and 3 was Lina Lamont, from Singing in the Rain.

IQs:
1. created before 1930?
2. adapted to film only?


DQs:
1. Were you Jon Arbuckle's roommate?
2. Did you say, regarding the request to rename your newspaper comic, "They could have called it Revenge of the Zucchini People for all I cared"?
3. In cartoons by Rube Goldberg, were you an inventor of elaborate and unusual machines for everyday tasks?

Elendil's Heir 08-05-2019 11:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knowed Out (Post 21789530)
IQ1: Are you now a running back for the NY Jets, after sitting out 2918 on the Steelers' bench?
IQ2: Are you head coach of the LA Chargers?
IQ3: Are you QB for the Indianapolis Colts?

Dunno x3.

Quote:

Originally Posted by De La Rue (Post 21789676)
....

[I]Qs:
1. Were you Jon Arbuckle's roommate?
2. Did you say, regarding the request to rename your newspaper comic, "They could have called it Revenge of the Zucchini People for all I cared"?
3. In cartoons by Rube Goldberg, were you an inventor of elaborate and unusual machines for everyday tasks?

Also dunno x3.

L.

1. fictional
2. female
3. last name starts with L
4. by an American author or authors
5. from a work of prose literature
6. created before 1949
7. created after 1900
8. a main character
9. adapted to film or TV
10. probably older than 30
11. Caucasian
12. not from horror/fantasy/science fiction genres
13. created after 1930
14. not adapted to film only

Knowed Out 08-06-2019 05:57 AM

Quote:

IQ1: Are you now a running back for the NY Jets, after sitting out 2918 on the Steelers' bench?
IQ2: Are you head coach of the LA Chargers?
IQ3: Are you QB for the Indianapolis Colts?

Dunno x3.
Le'veon Bell, Anthony Lynn, Andrew Luck

DQ: Mystery genre?
DQ: Does story take place during WWII era?

holding a DQ

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-06-2019 08:36 AM

IQs:

1) Are you a Welsh sea god?
2) Were you Mary Richards's boss?
3) Are you the title character in a song by Blood, Sweat & Tears?

Elendil's Heir 08-06-2019 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prof. Pepperwinkle (Post 21790108)
IQs:

1) Are you a Welsh sea god?
2) Were you Mary Richards's boss?
3) Are you the title character in a song by Blood, Sweat & Tears?

Dunno, not Lou Grant, and dunno.

L.

1. fictional
2. female
3. last name starts with L
4. by an American author or authors
5. from a work of prose literature
6. created before 1949
7. created after 1900
8. a main character
9. adapted to film or TV
10. probably older than 30
11. Caucasian
12. not from horror/fantasy/science fiction genres
13. created after 1930
14. not adapted to film only
15. not in the mystery genre
16. story does not take place during WWII era

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-06-2019 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prof. Pepperwinkle (Post 21790108)
IQs:

1) Are you a Welsh sea god?
2) Were you Mary Richards's boss?
3) Are you the title character in a song by Blood, Sweat & Tears?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elendil's Heir (Post 21790812)
Dunno, not Lou Grant, and dunno.

#1 is Llyr.
Correct on Lou.
#3 is Lucretia MacEvil.

DQs:

1) From a children's story?
2) From a novel?

Elendil's Heir 08-06-2019 11:06 PM

L.

1. fictional
2. female
3. last name starts with L
4. by an American author or authors
5. from a work of prose literature
6. created before 1949
7. created after 1900
8. a main character
9. adapted to film or TV
10. probably older than 30
11. Caucasian
12. not from horror/fantasy/science fiction genres
13. created after 1930
14. not adapted to film only
15. not in the mystery genre
16. story does not take place during WWII era
17. not from a children's story
18. not from a novel

De La Rue 08-06-2019 11:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elendil's Heir (Post 21789701)
Also dunno x3.

1 was Lyman (from Garfield); 2 was Gary Larson (of The Far Side); 3 was Professor Lucifer Gorgonzola Butts (from the Rube Goldberg inventions cartoons).

DQs:
1. created after 1940?
2. only adapted to TV?
3. story set in the past (that is, the past when the story was published)?


IQs:
1. Did you have US Patent 6,469 (a device for "buoying vessels over shoals")?
2. Are you a friend and confidante of the Shadow?
3. Was your daughter upset over your portrayal in a recently-released movie?

Knowed Out 08-07-2019 07:55 AM

IQ1: Did the Kinks sing about you in 1970?
IQ2: Did Angelina Jolie play you in Tomb Raider?
IQ3: Did Monica Bellucci play you in Spectre?

Slow Moving Vehicle 08-07-2019 08:44 AM

IQ1: Were you engaged to Opus?

IQ2: Are you better known by your Hispanic nickname than your real name, Dolores?

IQ3: Are you an Italian actress, memetically famous as a sex symbol? (Come to think of it, there are two such actresses, so I’ll accept either).

Elendil's Heir 08-07-2019 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by De La Rue (Post 21792150)
...

IQs:
1. Did you have US Patent 6,469 (a device for "buoying vessels over shoals")?
2. Are you a friend and confidante of the Shadow?
3. Was your daughter upset over your portrayal in a recently-released movie?

Not Abraham Lincoln (how did you remember the patent number?!?), not Lamont Cranston, and not Bruce Lee (in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which I just saw and enjoyed).

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knowed Out (Post 21792425)
IQ1: Did the Kinks sing about you in 1970?
IQ2: Did Angelina Jolie play you in Tomb Raider?
IQ3: Did Monica Bellucci play you in Spectre?

Not Lola or Lara Croft, and dunno.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slow Moving Vehicle (Post 21792498)
IQ1: Were you engaged to Opus?

IQ2: Are you better known by your Hispanic nickname than your real name, Dolores?

IQ3: Are you an Italian actress, memetically famous as a sex symbol? (Come to think of it, there are two such actresses, so I’ll accept either).

Dunno, dunno, and not Gina Lollibrigida.

L.

1. fictional
2. female
3. last name starts with L
4. by an American author or authors
5. from a work of prose literature
6. created before 1949
7. created after 1900
8. a main character
9. adapted to film or TV
10. probably older than 30
11. Caucasian
12. not from horror/fantasy/science fiction genres
13. created after 1930
14. not adapted to film only
15. not in the mystery genre
16. story does not take place during WWII era
17. not from a children's story
18. not from a novel
19. created before 1940
20. not only adapted to TV
21. story set in the past (that is, the past when the story was published)

That's it for IQs. Please ask all earned DQs by noon EST Friday.

Knowed Out 08-07-2019 10:37 AM

Quote:

IQ1: Did the Kinks sing about you in 1970?
IQ2: Did Angelina Jolie play you in Tomb Raider?
IQ3: Did Monica Bellucci play you in Spectre?

Not Lola or Lara Croft, and dunno.
Lucia

DQ: From a song?
DQ: From an advertisement?

Slow Moving Vehicle 08-07-2019 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slow Moving Vehicle (Post 21792498)
IQ1: Were you engaged to Opus?

IQ2: Are you better known by your Hispanic nickname than your real name, Dolores?

IQ3: Are you an Italian actress, memetically famous as a sex symbol? (Come to think of it, there are two such actresses, so I’ll accept either).

IQ1: Lola Granola.

IQ2: Lolita, from Nabokov’s novel.

IQ3: Correct, Gina Lollobrigida is who I had in mind. But I realized that Sophia Loren would also qualify, though she was categorized more as a “beauty”, where Lollobrigida was more “sexy bombshell”.



DQ1: From a comic book/graphic novel?

DQ2: Superheroine?

Elendil's Heir 08-07-2019 02:22 PM

L.

1. fictional
2. female
3. last name starts with L
4. by an American author or authors
5. from a work of prose literature
6. created before 1949
7. created after 1900
8. a main character
9. adapted to film or TV
10. probably older than 30
11. Caucasian
12. not from horror/fantasy/science fiction genres
13. created after 1930
14. not adapted to film only
15. not in the mystery genre
16. story does not take place during WWII era
17. not from a children's story
18. not from a novel
19. created before 1940
20. not only adapted to TV
21. story set in the past (that is, the past when the story was published)
22. not from a song
23. not from an advertisement
24. not from a comic book/graphic novel
25. not a superheroine

De La Rue 08-07-2019 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elendil's Heir (Post 21792654)
Not Abraham Lincoln (how did you remember the patent number?!?), not Lamont Cranston, and not Bruce Lee (in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which I just saw and enjoyed).

Correct on 1 and 3. For 2, I was thinking Margo Lane; I know that Cranston lets the Shadow use his identity as a cover, but are they really friends and confidantes?

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-07-2019 05:27 PM

So, an adult female main character, last name starts with L, probably from a short story (or novella) written by an American in the 1930's that's been made into features for TV and movies. Not a kid's book or genre fiction, and set in the past (pre-1930's). I never read Little House on the Prairie, but I'm thinking it's something like that.

OTOH, did Simon Legree have a wife?

Slow Moving Vehicle 08-07-2019 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prof. Pepperwinkle (Post 21793568)
So, an adult female main character, last name starts with L, probably from a short story (or novella) written by an American in the 1930's that's been made into features for TV and movies. Not a kid's book or genre fiction, and set in the past (pre-1930's). I never read Little House on the Prairie, but I'm thinking it's something like that.

OTOH, did Simon Legree have a wife?

No. The Civil War Charleston diarist Mary Boykin Chesnut pointed that out in a glancing allusion to plantation owner's habits of raping their female slaves: "Mrs. Stowe did not hit the sorest spot. She makes Legree a bachelor."

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-07-2019 06:21 PM

That book's the wrong decade anywho.

And Little House is a children's series if I remember correctly.

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-08-2019 07:16 AM

Loralei Lee's from the 1920's....

Think, think, think.

Knowed Out 08-08-2019 07:17 AM

I get the feeling EH had been wanting to do L for a while because he thought of name for which he knew we wouldn't ask the right questions.

Elendil's Heir 08-08-2019 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knowed Out (Post 21794247)
I get the feeling EH had been wanting to do L for a while because he thought of name for which he knew we wouldn't ask the right questions.

Actually not so, but I did think this would be a good person to use for Botticelli.

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-09-2019 07:17 AM

Still stumped so far...

Elendil's Heir 08-09-2019 11:15 AM

OK, please ask all earned "Are you Firstname Lastname?" questions by noon EST Sunday.

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-09-2019 12:03 PM

Are you Tracy Lord from The Philadelphia Story?

Elendil's Heir 08-09-2019 12:55 PM

I am not.

Knowed Out 08-10-2019 10:06 AM

My best guess is Annabelle Lee from Poe, but that's not it.

Elendil's Heir 08-10-2019 05:21 PM

No, it isn't.

De La Rue 08-11-2019 11:01 AM

Unfortunately, I don't know 1930s short stories well enough to make a guess (if it is a short story). Maybe it's a character from something by Hemingway.


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