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Old 11-30-2018, 08:13 PM
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IQs:

1) Did you write A Coney Island of the Mind?
2) Did you write the play Little Murders?
3) Did you write So Big and Show Boat?
1) Take a DQ.
2) I am not Jules Feiffer.
3) Take a DQ.
#1 was Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Correct on Jules.
#3 was Edna Ferber.

DQs:

1) Born before 1900?
2) Known for government/poliitics?
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Old 12-02-2018, 08:56 PM
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Were you a longtime CBS News exec? - Yes, Fred Friendly
Did you create Downtown Abbey? - Yes, Julian Fellowes
Did your coworkers watch, and mock, your wedding home movies? - Maj. Frank Burns, on M*A*S*H

One DQ reserved.

IQs:

Were you a one-name teenybopper idol in the Fifties?
Ditto, but with two names, one of which is an ancient word for England?
Did you paint the artwork for the first Conan the Barbarian poster?
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Old 12-02-2018, 09:42 PM
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Were you a one-name teenybopper idol in the Fifties?
Ditto, but with two names, one of which is an ancient word for England?
Did you paint the artwork for the first Conan the Barbarian poster?
Respectively:
I am not Fabian.
I am not Frankie Avalon.
I am not Frank Frazetta.


DQs:
1. real
2. male
3. last name begins with F
4. dead
5. American
6. born before 1950
7. partially known for the arts, if the arts include writing
8. not best known for novels
9. greatest fame before 1941
10. not known for literature (short stories, plays, poems, etc.)
11. never won a major award for his writing
12. born before 1900
13. not known for government/politics
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:51 AM
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1. Did you lead the first voyage to successfully circumnavigate the globe, although you yourself did not complete the journey?
2. Are you a famous fictional globetrotter?
3. In one of your film outings, were you depicted practising safe sex by way of you and your partner both being fully enveloped in body-sized condoms?
Correct, correct, and Leslie Nielsen's Lt Frank Drebin in The Naked Gun (I forget which one - in fact, that reminds me that they're well overdue a rewatch for me).

DQ: known for philosophy?

IQs:

1. Did you play the last king of Scotland?
2. Are you considered by many the best pound-for-pound boxer of all time, currently with a 50-0 record?
3. Were you famous for the quote "I have a truly marvellous proof of this theorem, which this margin is too small to contain" (or words to that effect)?
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Old 12-03-2018, 10:20 AM
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1) Did you shoot Jesse James?
2) Were you a Civil War general known as The Pathfinder?
3) Were you Ben Franklin's Tory son?
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Old 12-03-2018, 12:13 PM
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Swept me!

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Did your father, shown in a movie to have messy eating habits, favor your older brother over you?
Did you command the Roman legions at Masada?
Were you RNC chair in the Eighties?
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Old 12-03-2018, 11:06 PM
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1. Did you play the last king of Scotland?
2. Are you considered by many the best pound-for-pound boxer of all time, currently with a 50-0 record?
3. Were you famous for the quote "I have a truly marvellous proof of this theorem, which this margin is too small to contain" (or words to that effect)?
1. I am not Forrest Whitaker.
2. Take a DQ.
3. I am not Pierre Fermat.

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IQs:

1) Did you shoot Jesse James?
2) Were you a Civil War general known as The Pathfinder?
3) Were you Ben Franklin's Tory son?
1) I am not Robert Ford.
2) Take a DQ.
3) Take a DQ.

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IQs:

Did your father, shown in a movie to have messy eating habits, favor your older brother over you?
Did you command the Roman legions at Masada?
Were you RNC chair in the Eighties?
Take three DQs.


DQs:
1. real
2. male
3. last name begins with F
4. dead
5. American
6. born before 1950
7. partially known for the arts, if the arts include writing
8. not best known for novels
9. greatest fame before 1941
10. not known for literature (short stories, plays, poems, etc.)
11. never won a major award for his writing
12. born before 1900
13. not known for government/politics
14. not known for philosophy
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:47 AM
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IQs:

1) Did you shoot Jesse James?
2) Were you a Civil War general known as The Pathfinder?
3) Were you Ben Franklin's Tory son?
1) I am not Robert Ford.
2) Take a DQ.
3) Take a DQ.
Correct on Mr. Ford.
#2 was John C. Fremont.
#3 was William Franklin.

DQs:

1) Known for military activity?
2) Born before 1800?
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:49 PM
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Did your father, shown in a movie to have messy eating habits, favor your older brother over you? - Faramir, in the LOTR movies
Did you command the Roman legions at Masada? - Pomponius Falco
Were you RNC chair in the Eighties? - Frank Fahrenkopf

DQs:

Born east of the Miss. River?
Born north of the Mason-Dixon Line?

One DQ reserved.

IQs:

Were you the "action guy" on FYI?
Did you command Hill Street Station?
Is your dog buried not far from you?
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:56 PM
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1) Did you invent the steamboat?
2) Did you take credit for inventing the steamboat even though #1 above beat you to it?
3) Did you paint Maya clothed and unclothed?
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:54 PM
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Were you the "action guy" on FYI?
Did you command Hill Street Station?
Is your dog buried not far from you?
Respectively:
I am not Frank something.
Take a DQ.
Take a DQ.


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IQs:

1) Did you invent the steamboat?
2) Did you take credit for inventing the steamboat even though #1 above beat you to it?
3) Did you paint Maya clothed and unclothed?
1) I am not John Fitch.
2) I am not Robert Fulton.
3) I am not Francisco Goya.


DQs:
1. real
2. male
3. last name begins with F
4. dead
5. American
6. born before 1950
7. partially known for the arts, if the arts include writing
8. not best known for novels
9. greatest fame before 1941
10. not known for literature (short stories, plays, poems, etc.)
11. never won a major award for his writing
12. born before 1900
13. not known for government/politics
14. not known for philosophy
15. not known for military activity
16. born after 1800
17. born east of the Miss. River
18. born north of the Mason-Dixon Line, in Albany
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:08 PM
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Swept me.

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1) Were you Audrey Hepburn's first husband?
2) Did you write the screenplay for the movie Popeye?
3) Were you the founder of Boys' Town?
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:15 AM
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Were you the "action guy" on FYI? - Frank Fontana
Did you command Hill Street Station? - Francis "Frank" Furillo
Is your dog buried not far from you? - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Frank[] x3!

Can't figure out who this is.

DQ:

Best known for screenwriting?

I yield my other two DQs to whoever would like to ask them, one per customer.
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:14 AM
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My boxer was Floyd Mayweather, you got the other two correct.

DQ: known for religious activities?
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:10 PM
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IQs:

1) Were you Audrey Hepburn's first husband?
2) Did you write the screenplay for the movie Popeye?
3) Were you the founder of Boys' Town?
1) Take a DQ.
2) I am not Jules Feiffer.
3) Take a DQ.


DQs:
1. real
2. male
3. last name begins with F
4. dead
5. American
6. born before 1950
7. partially known for the arts, if the arts include writing
8. not best known for novels
9. greatest fame before 1941
10. not known for literature (short stories, plays, poems, etc.)
11. never won a major award for his writing
12. born before 1900
13. not known for government/politics
14. not known for philosophy
15. not known for military activity
16. born after 1800
17. born east of the Miss. River
18. born north of the Mason-Dixon Line, in Albany
19. not best known for screenwriting
20. not known for religious activities

Well, that's 20 questions. Get in any final DQs by 8PM EST tomorrow (12/6).
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:14 AM
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I'm stumped.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:46 AM
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IQs:

1) Were you Audrey Hepburn's first husband?
2) Did you write the screenplay for the movie Popeye?
3) Were you the founder of Boys' Town?
1) Take a DQ.
2) I am not Jules Feiffer.
3) Take a DQ.
#1 was Mel Ferrer.
Correct on Jules Feiffer.
#3 was Father Flanagan.

DQs:

1) Known for business?
2) Known for science?
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:54 AM
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:43 AM
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1. real
2. male
3. last name begins with F
4. dead
5. American
6. born before 1950
7. partially known for the arts, if the arts include writing
8. not best known for novels
9. greatest fame before 1941
10. not known for literature (short stories, plays, poems, etc.)
11. never won a major award for his writing
12. born before 1900
13. not known for government/politics
14. not known for philosophy
15. not known for military activity
16. born after 1800
17. born east of the Miss. River
18. born north of the Mason-Dixon Line, in Albany
19. not best known for screenwriting
20. not known for religious activities
21. not known for business
22. known for science (some might say pseudoscience)
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:30 PM
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(slight clarification to 22: pseudoscience, fringe science, parascience, etc.)

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Old 12-06-2018, 09:49 PM
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Last DQ: Are you Charles Fort?
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:19 PM
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Last DQ: Are you Charles Fort?
I am indeed Charles Fort! Who wrote about scientific anomalies in such works as Lo! and The Book of the Damned.

Next round goes to Prof. Pepperwinkle.
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:05 PM
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I'll start a December thread with G in the morning.
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:45 AM
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Congrats, Prof. P.! I'd heard of Fort but would've been unlikely to come up with his name anytime soon.
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:01 AM
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