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Old 03-06-2020, 06:08 AM
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Botticelli - March 2020


I am G!

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And off we go!

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Were you nicknamed, among other things, "Old Slow Trot"?
Did you write a famous 1790 letter to Jewish leaders in Rhode Island?
Did the same actor play you and a crusty old Minnesota businessman?
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And off we go!

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Were you nicknamed, among other things, "Old Slow Trot"?
Did you write a famous 1790 letter to Jewish leaders in Rhode Island?
Did the same actor play you and a crusty old Minnesota businessman?
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Were you nicknamed, among other things, "Old Slow Trot"? - Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas of Civil War fame (from his time as a cavalry instructor at West Point)
Did you write a famous 1790 letter to Jewish leaders in Rhode Island? - President George Washington: https://www.tourosynagogue.org/histo...ning/gw-letter
Did the same actor play you and a crusty old Minnesota businessman? - Harve Presnell played both Gen. George C. Marshall in Saving Private Ryan and the old coot from Fargo

https://shapstikonscreen.wordpress.c...arve-presnell/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116282...r/rm2376375553

George x3!

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Were you Mr. Darcy's innocent little sister?
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Were you Ted Baxter's girlfriend and later wife?
Were you Mr. Darcy's innocent little sister?
Did Gen. Washington approve a plan to kidnap you while you were visiting NYC?
#1. I am not Georgette.
#2. I am not Georgianna.
#3. I am not George III. That's probably wrong, so take a DQ.
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Were you Ted Baxter's girlfriend and later wife? - Yes, Georgette, on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Were you Mr. Darcy's innocent little sister? - Yes, Georgiana (one "n"), in Pride and Prejudice
Did Gen. Washington approve a plan to kidnap you while you were visiting NYC? - Actually 'twas the future George IV, when he was a young prince visiting the colonies during the Revolution

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Would be alive today, if real?

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Did a cartoon show you scaring a farmer by your forceful questioning?
Did a biographer say you'd done little but work on your stamp collection and shoot small animals?
Did you marry a Bowes-Lyon girl?
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Did a cartoon show you scaring a farmer by your forceful questioning?
Did a biographer say you'd done little but work on your stamp collection and shoot small animals?
Did you marry a Bowes-Lyon girl?
Take 3 DQs.
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Did a cartoon show you scaring a farmer by your forceful questioning? - King George I
Did a biographer say you'd done little but work on your stamp collection and shoot small animals? - George V
Did you marry a Bowes-Lyon girl? - The future George VI, father of Queen Elizabeth II

George x3 redux!

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European?
Last name start with G?
First appeared since 1950?

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Is a Ramsay portrait of you mentioned in First Among Equals?
Were you a noted New York financier and diarist during the Civil War?
Did you provide that person's voice in a Ken Burns documentary?
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5) Both names start with G
6) First appeared after 1950

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Is a Ramsay portrait of you mentioned in First Among Equals?
Were you a noted New York financier and diarist during the Civil War?
Did you provide that person's voice in a Ken Burns documentary?
1) I am not George Washington. (?)
Take 2 DQs for the other Georges.
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1. Did you write My Side of the Mountain?
2. Did you sing Wichita Lineman?
3. Are you perhaps best known for singing about a ship's demise?
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1. Did you write My Side of the Mountain?
2. Did you sing Wichita Lineman?
3. Are you perhaps best known for singing about a ship's demise?
#1. Take a DQ.
#2. I am not Glen Campbell.
#3. I an not Gordon Lightfoot.
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#1 is Jean Craighead George.

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From a movie?
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4) Not European
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6) First appeared after 1950
7) Not from a movie

The more I thought about #4, the more I realized my previous answer was going to probably mislead.
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Is a Ramsay portrait of you mentioned in First Among Equals? - No, I already asked a George Washington question - this was King George III; the Ramsay portrait hangs in Buckingham Palace
Were you a noted New York financier and diarist during the Civil War? - George Templeton Strong
Did you provide that person's voice in a Ken Burns documentary? - George Plimpton, in The Civil War

George 3x redux redux!

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First appeared after 2000?
First appeared in print?
Would be alive today, if real?

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Did you indict Clay Shaw but not win a conviction?
Were you a firebreathing abolitionist editor?
Did you complain bitterly when a local paper wrote about your fancy big new house?
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6) First appeared after 1950
7) Not from a movie
8) First appeared before 2000
9) Only appeared in print
10) Alive at the end of the story

This is the best possible answer to your question.
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Did you indict Clay Shaw but not win a conviction?
Were you a firebreathing abolitionist editor?
Did you complain bitterly when a local paper wrote about your fancy big new house?
2. I am not William Lloyd Garrison.
Take 2 DQs.
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Did you indict Clay Shaw but not win a conviction? - Jim Garrison, the hero (wrongly IMHO) of Oliver Stone's JFK
Were you a firebreathing abolitionist editor? - Yes, William Lloyd Garrison of The Liberator
Did you complain bitterly when a local paper wrote about your fancy big new house? - Garrison Keillor

Garrison x3!

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Protagonist?
Born in the Northern Hemisphere?

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Were you a notable alien prostitute in THGTTG?
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Did Conan O'Brien come to your apartment door and you turned him away, much to his regret?
Were you a notable alien prostitute in THGTTG?
Did two spinster sisters say that a character you played was "pixilated"?
Take a DQ for 1.
I am not Eccentrica Gallumbits.
I am not Gary Cooper.
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Were you a notable alien prostitute in THGTTG? - Yes, Eccentrica Gallumbits
Did two spinster sisters say that a character you played was "pixilated"? - Yes, Gary Cooper, in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

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Comic book character?

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7) Not from a movie
8) First appeared before 2000
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Are you a former Governor of Michigan ineligible to become POTUS?
Did Tom Hanks once play your estranged son?
Did Jack Benny send you and your new husband ham and eggs on your wedding night?
#2. I am not Jackie Gleason.
Take 2 DQs.
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Did Tom Hanks once play your estranged son? - Yes, Jackie Gleason
Did Jack Benny send you and your new husband ham and eggs on your wedding night? - Gracie Allen

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Humanoid?
From the Solar System?

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Were you a Libertarian candidate for President in the past 20 years?
Are you the best-known pet in Bikini Bottom?
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7) Not from a movie
8) First appeared before 2000
9) Only appeared in print
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Were you a Libertarian candidate for President in the past 20 years?
Are you the best-known pet in Bikini Bottom?
Were you a tall, gawky, longtime Ohio conservative legislator?
#1. I am not Gary Johnson.
#2. I am not Gary.
#3. I am not Gary Republican. Take a DQ.
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Are you the best-known pet in Bikini Bottom? - Yes, Gary the snail
Were you a tall, gawky, longtime Ohio conservative legislator? - Sen. Gary Suhadolnik

Gary x3!

DQ:

Story set in the present day at the time it came out?

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Did Asimov have your book in mind when writing Foundation?
Were you the Grape-Nuts pitchman?
Were you a U.S. Army corps commander at Gettysburg?
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7) Not from a movie
8) First appeared before 2000
9) Only appeared in print
10) Alive at the end of the story
11) Ally to the protagonist
12) Not from our Earth
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14) Humanoid
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16) Story not set in a contemporaneous present day
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Did Asimov have your book in mind when writing Foundation?
Were you the Grape-Nuts pitchman?
Were you a U.S. Army corps commander at Gettysburg?
#3. I am not George Meade.
Take 2 more DQs.
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Did Asimov have your book in mind when writing Foundation? - This was Edward Gibbon, author of The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire
Were you the Grape-Nuts pitchman? - Crusty old cereal guy Euell Gibbons
Were you a U.S. Army corps commander at Gettysburg? - Meade commanded the entire Army of the Potomac; this was John Gibbon

Gibbon(s) x3!

Three DQs reserved.

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Are you John Carter's BFF from Barsoom?
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Are you John Carter's BFF from Barsoom?
I never cared much for Burroughs. Take a DQ.
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I don't either, much - wasn't there are tall, four-armed green guy named Gol-garad or something? It was kind of a shot in the dark. I won't take a DQ for it.

Hmm. Can't figure out who this is.

I yield my DQs to kitap or any other (new) player who'd like to ask them.
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Oh, all right.

DQs:

Ever appeared in a movie?
Appearance would be scary to the average human?
Comic relief?
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4) Not European
5) Both names start with G
6) First appeared after 1950
7) Not from a movie
8) First appeared before 2000
9) Only appeared in print
10) Alive at the end of the story
11) Ally to the protagonist
12) Not from our Earth
13) Not a comic book character.
14) Humanoid
15) From an alternate fantasy universe type of Solar System
16) Story not set in a contemporaneous present day
17) Appearance not scary to the average human
18) Comic relief, but, then, so is everyone else in the story

Never appeared in a movie. See #7 and #9.

Ask the DQ again, O Heir of Elendil.

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"Not from a movie" (emphasis added) is different from "Ever appeared in a movie," but I'd overlooked #9, so thanks.

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Story set on Earth?
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It's so sad the only GGs I can think of are Gale Gordon and the Green Goblin.
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I thought of Gordon Gekko, Graham Greene and George Goebbels, too, but clearly they're not who Prof. P. has in mind.
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5) Both names start with G
6) First appeared after 1950
7) Not from a movie
8) First appeared before 2000
9) Only appeared in print
10) Alive at the end of the story
11) Ally to the protagonist
12) Not from our Earth
13) Not a comic book character.
14) Humanoid
15) From an alternate fantasy universe type of Solar System
16) Story not set in a contemporaneous present day
17) Appearance not scary to the average human
18) Comic relief, but, then, so is everyone else in the story
19) Set on a muddle of an Earth
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I have a feeling this will be a character from some book or short story I've never heard of. Hmm....
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I have a feeling this will be a character from some book or short story I've never heard of. Hmm....
I'm almost 100% sure you have.
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Definitely not Gary Gygax.

I yield.
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6) First appeared after 1950
7) Not from a movie
8) First appeared before 2000
9) Only appeared in print
10) Alive at the end of the story
11) Ally to the protagonist
12) Not from our Earth
13) Not a comic book character.
14) Humanoid
15) From an alternate fantasy universe type of Solar System
16) Story not set in a contemporaneous present day
17) Appearance not scary to the average human
18) Comic relief, but, then, so is everyone else in the story
19) Set on a muddle of an Earth
20) From a parody of a classic fantasy story


Maybe that'll do it.
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And that's 20. Have any final guesses in by Noon EDT Saturday.
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Is it someone from Bored of the Rings?
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Is it someone from Bored of the Rings?
Final questions have to be in the form of "Are you Firstname Lastname?". You're on the right track, though.
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I take my yield back, if I may.

Are you Good Gulf, the Gandalf parody from Bored of the Rings?
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One question, kitap, did you know who it is?
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I take my yield back, if I may.

Are you Good Gulf, the Gandalf parody from Bored of the Rings?

Yeah, verily, foolish mortals! I am Goodgulf Greyteeth, Wizard Extraordinaire, and taxes filed while you wait.

Continue on, Scion of the scion of Orlon!
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