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Old 12-07-2018, 08:00 AM
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Botticelli - December 2018

And I am G!
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:42 PM
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November thread: https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...d.php?t=865115

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Were you buried in Troy, N.Y., the hometown of your wife?
Did David Morse play you brilliantly in an HBO miniseries?
Did you take polite exception to a reporter's question about your "feelings" on a proposed bill?
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:56 PM
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November thread: https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...d.php?t=865115

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Were you buried in Troy, N.Y., the hometown of your wife?
Did David Morse play you brilliantly in an HBO miniseries?
Did you take polite exception to a reporter's question about your "feelings" on a proposed bill?

Take 3 DQs.
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:20 PM
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Were you buried in Troy, N.Y., the hometown of your wife? - Virginia-born Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas, a hero of the Civil War
Did David Morse play you brilliantly in an HBO miniseries? - George Washington, in John Adams (here's a particularly good scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgCQDZdlMdc)
Did you take polite exception to a reporter's question about your "feelings" on a proposed bill? - George C. Marshall, Truman's Secretary of State, said, "I save my feelings for Mrs. Marshall"

George x3!

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Last name start with G?

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Were you the best-known person born in New Rumley, Ohio?
Have both Colin Firth and Jared Harris played you, despite looking very little like you?
Were you once described as "a damned old goggle-eyed snapping turtle"?
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:32 PM
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EH, you swept me again. Take 3 more DQs.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:02 PM
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Were you the best-known person born in New Rumley, Ohio? - George Armstrong Custer
Have both Colin Firth and Jared Harris played you, despite looking very little like you? - King George VI, in The King's Speech and The Crown
Were you once described as "a damned old goggle-eyed snapping turtle"? - George G. Meade, victor at Gettysburg, who was not always the warmest and fuzziest kind of guy

George x3 redux!

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Living?
Born since 1950?

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Did an admirer of a different race than your own ask for a lock of your hair to put in a piece of jewelry?
Was your creator unsure if you had been reincarnated or not?
Were you an unsavory advisor to a fictional king?
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:25 PM
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1. Is one of your songs strikingly similar to the Chiffons' "He's So Fine"?
2. Did you play a live-action Fred Flintstone?
3. Did you write The Phantom of the Opera?
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Old 12-08-2018, 06:16 AM
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Old 12-08-2018, 06:17 AM
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Did an admirer of a different race than your own ask for a lock of your hair to put in a piece of jewelry?
Was your creator unsure if you had been reincarnated or not?
Were you an unsavory advisor to a fictional king?
#3. I am not Grima Wormtongue. Take 2 DQs.
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Old 12-08-2018, 06:18 AM
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1. Is one of your songs strikingly similar to the Chiffons' "He's So Fine"?
2. Did you play a live-action Fred Flintstone?
3. Did you write The Phantom of the Opera?
Take a DQ for #1.
#2. I am not John Goodman.
#3. I am not Gaston Leroux.
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Old 12-08-2018, 03:40 PM
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Did an admirer of a different race than your own ask for a lock of your hair to put in a piece of jewelry? - Gimli asked this of Galadriel
Was your creator unsure if you had been reincarnated or not? - Tolkien wrote this of the Elf-lord Glorfindel
Were you an unsavory advisor to a fictional king? - Yes, Grima Wormtongue, advisor to Theoden King of Rohan

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European?
Born before 1850?

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Were you a strange alien prostitute in the writings of Douglas Adams?
Were you an occasional Scotland Yard foil to Sherlock Holmes?
Were you another?
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Take a DQ for #1.
#2. I am not John Goodman.
#3. I am not Gaston Leroux.
1 was George Harrison, whose song "My Sweet Lord" led to a legal case and who was found to have "subconsciously" plagiarized.

IQs:
1. Did you sing "Alice's Restaurant"?
2. Were you the first female prime minister of India?
3. Are you the author of such young adult novels as The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns?


DQ:
known for the arts?
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:50 AM
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:52 AM
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Were you a strange alien prostitute in the writings of Douglas Adams?
Were you an occasional Scotland Yard foil to Sherlock Holmes?
Were you another?
#1. I am not Eccentrica Gallumbits.
#2. I am not Gaston (?) Lestrade.
#3. Take a DQ.

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1. Did you sing "Alice's Restaurant"?
2. Were you the first female prime minister of India?
3. Are you the author of such young adult novels as The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns?
#1. I am not Arlo Guthrie.
#2. I am not Indira Gandhi.
#3. Take a DQ.
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Old 12-09-2018, 03:08 PM
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Were you a strange alien prostitute in the writings of Douglas Adams? - Yes, Eccentrica Gallumbits, the triple-breasted whore from Eroticon 4, IIRC
Were you an occasional Scotland Yard foil to Sherlock Holmes? - Yes, G. Lestrade (Conan Doyle never told us what his full first name was)
Were you another? - Insp. Gregson

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British?

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Did a biographer concede you'd done nothing much in your adult life other than kill small animals and collect stamps?
Were you a real person who makes a tragic appearance in a work of fiction by Susanna Clarke?
Were you a real person who, played by an actor, makes a semi-comic appearance in one of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies?
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Old 12-09-2018, 04:44 PM
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Old 12-09-2018, 04:48 PM
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Did a biographer concede you'd done nothing much in your adult life other than kill small animals and collect stamps?
Were you a real person who makes a tragic appearance in a work of fiction by Susanna Clarke?
Were you a real person who, played by an actor, makes a semi-comic appearance in one of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies?
#1. Take a DQ.
#2. The only G I'm coming up with in Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is Flora Greysteel. If that's not the person (and probably not), then take a DQ.
#3. I am not King George II.
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#1. I am not Arlo Guthrie.
#2. I am not Indira Gandhi.
#3. Take a DQ.
3 was best-selling author John Green.

IQs:
1. Are you the furry orange mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers?
2. Are you the green-hued clay star of animated shorts by Art Clokey?
3. Are you a big purple milkshake-loving monster from McDonaldland?


DQ: known for literature?
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Old 12-09-2018, 09:22 PM
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Old 12-09-2018, 09:23 PM
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1. Are you the furry orange mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers?
2. Are you the green-hued clay star of animated shorts by Art Clokey?
3. Are you a big purple milkshake-loving monster from McDonaldland?
Take a DQ for #1. I'm not Gumby, and I'm not Grimace.
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:47 AM
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Did a biographer concede you'd done nothing much in your adult life other than kill small animals and collect stamps? - King George V
Were you a real person who makes a tragic appearance in a work of fiction by Susanna Clarke? - Yes, it was in Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, but it was George III
Were you a real person who, played by an actor, makes a semi-comic appearance in one of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies? - Yes, George II

George x3 redux redux!

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Born in or east of Vienna?
Born in or north of Vienna?

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Were you JFK's ambassador to India?
Are you SpongeBob's pet snail?
Were you an author who was discovered, only after his death, to have served in the German military during World War II?
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Were you JFK's ambassador to India?
Are you SpongeBob's pet snail?
Were you an author who was discovered, only after his death, to have served in the German military during World War II?
#2. I am not Gary.
Take 2 DQs.
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:40 PM
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Were you JFK's ambassador to India? - John Kenneth Galbraith
Are you SpongeBob's pet snail? - Yes, Gary
Were you an author who was discovered, only after his death, to have served in the German military during World War II? - German author Gunter Grass

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Best known as a novelist?
Greatest fame before 1914?

IQs:

Are you a writer with a last name similar to a popular search engine?
Did you write about business history for American Heritage?
Did Sherlock Holmes have your portrait hanging at 221B Baker Street?
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Old 12-10-2018, 06:07 PM
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7. European
8. Born after 1850
9. Known for the Arts
10. Not British
11. Known for Literature
12. Born north of Vienna
13. Born east of Vienna
14. Best known as a novelist, but he wrote in other forms as well
15. Greatest fame after 1914

EH, take another 3 DQs.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:06 PM
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Are you a writer with a last name similar to a popular search engine? - Nikolai Gogol
Did you write about business history for American Heritage? - John Steel Gordon
Did Sherlock Holmes have your portrait hanging at 221B Baker Street? - Gen. Sir Charles "Chinese" Gordon, slain at Khartoum

DQ:

Write under a pen name?
Russian?

One DQ reserved.

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Were you, rather surprisingly, offered command of U.S. troops during the Civil War?
Were you a TV sf character with the same last name as that person?
Did you once take out your penis and pound it on a bar to get the attention of the bartender?

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9. Known for the Arts
10. Not British
11. Known for Literature
12. Born north of Vienna
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14. Best known as a novelist, but he wrote in other forms as well
15. Greatest fame after 1914
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Were you, rather surprisingly, offered command of U.S. troops during the Civil War?
Were you a TV sf character with the same last name as that person?
Did you once take out your penis and pound it on a bar to get the attention of the bartender?
1) I am not General Robert E. Lee (???).
Take 2 or 3 DQs.
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:23 PM
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Take a DQ for #1. I'm not Gumby, and I'm not Grimace.
1 (the Flyers mascot) is Gritty.

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1. Are you a simian enemy of the Flash?
2. Did you revamp Animal Man?
3. Did you create Howard the Duck?


DQ: born before 1900?
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:16 AM
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Were you, rather surprisingly, offered command of U.S. troops during the Civil War? - Robert E. Lee was, yes, but he's not a "G;" this was Italian freedom fighter Giuseppe Garibaldi
Were you a TV sf character with the same last name as that person? - Michael Garibaldi on Babylon 5
Did you once take out your penis and pound it on a bar to get the attention of the bartender? - Graham Chapman

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Tried to avoid Soviet censorship?

One DQ reserved.

Hmmm. Tolstoy, Pushkin, Pasternak, Chekhov - but can't think of any Russian "G" authors other than Gogol.
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:30 AM
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7. European
8. Born after 1850
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11. Known for Literature
12. Born north of Vienna
13. Born east of Vienna
14. Best known as a novelist, but he wrote in other forms as well
15. Greatest fame after 1914
16. Wrote under a pen name
17. Russian
18. Born before 1900
19. Not known for trying to avoid Soviet censorship
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Old 12-11-2018, 01:26 PM
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Best known for what he wrote while living in Russia?
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7. European
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9. Known for the Arts
10. Not British
11. Known for Literature
12. Born north of Vienna
13. Born east of Vienna
14. Best known as a novelist, but he wrote in other forms as well
15. Greatest fame after 1914
16. Wrote under a pen name
17. Russian
18. Born before 1900
19. Not known for trying to avoid Soviet censorship
20. Best known works were written in Russia, though he whote several successful novels while in exile in Sorrento

And that is 20. Any final DQs need to be asked by 9 p.m. EST tonight.
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Old 12-11-2018, 01:42 PM
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1 (the Flyers mascot) is Gritty.

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1. Are you a simian enemy of the Flash?
2. Did you revamp Animal Man?
3. Did you create Howard the Duck?
1. I am not Gorilla Grodd.
2. I am not Grant Morrison.
3. I am not Steve Gerber.
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Okay. Last guesses by 8 p.m. tonight EST.
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Old 12-12-2018, 12:57 PM
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Damn, I'm stumped.
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:37 PM
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DQ: Are you Maxim Gorky?
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DQ: Are you Maxim Gorky?
Das Vedanya! I am indeed Soviet author Maxim Gorky, for whom Gorky Park in Moscow was named. Great job, DLR!
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:20 AM
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:: headsmack ::

How could I not have thought of him? Good job, DLR!
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:29 PM
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3) Did you play Jonathan Higgins on the first version of Magnum, P.I.?

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2) Did Doper Exapno Mapcase derive his name from an anecdote about you?
3) Did you play Jonathan Higgins on the first version of Magnum, P.I.?
1) I am not Hermey.
2) I am not Harpo Marx.
3) Take a DQ.
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Correct on 1 and 2. #3 was John Hillerman.

DQ: Real?
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Old 12-14-2018, 05:39 PM
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1) Did the Disney Studios mimic your drawings for the Rhapsody in Blue segment of Fantasia 2000?
2) Did you cause the North Pole to become a warm spot for one day?
3) Did you defend the Pons Sublicus?
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1) Did the Disney Studios mimic your drawings for the Rhapsody in Blue segment of Fantasia 2000?
2) Did you cause the North Pole to become a warm spot for one day?
3) Did you defend the Pons Sublicus?
1) I am not Al Hirschfield.
2) I am not Heat Miser.
3) Take a DQ.


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1. real
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Correct on #1 and #2. #3 was Horatius (of Horatius at the Bridge).

DQ: Male?
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Did your boss twice tell you to "beware of rashness"?
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Did you die at your gentlemen's club in Maine long after leaving high public office?
Were two movies about your killing released within months of each other?
Did your boss twice tell you to "beware of rashness"?
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2) Were you George Bailey's brother in It's A Wonderful Life?
3) Were you a gospel columnist whose son played Paul Drake on Perry Mason?
1) Take a DQ.
2) Take a DQ.
3) I am not gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.


DQs:
1. real
2. female
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Old 12-15-2018, 02:37 PM
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IQs:

1) Were you a little bug who hung around Ludvig von Drake?
2) Were you George Bailey's brother in It's A Wonderful Life?
3) Were you a gospel columnist whose son played Paul Drake on Perry Mason?
1) Take a DQ.
2) Take a DQ.
3) I am not gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.
#1 was Herman.
#2 was Henry Bailey.
Correct on Heda.

DQs:

1) Alive?
2) Last name starts with H?
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