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Old 12-31-2018, 12:36 PM
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Botticelli - January 2019

Happy New Year!

I am K.


Link from last year's thread: https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...7#post21404437

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Old 01-02-2019, 07:48 AM
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Happy New Year to all! Off we go....

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Were you digitally recreated for a recent Transformers movie?
Did you appear in just one panel, no more, no less, of the graphic novel Watchmen?
And did you?
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:25 AM
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Happy New Year to all! Off we go....

IQs:

Were you digitally recreated for a recent Transformers movie?
Did you appear in just one panel, no more, no less, of the graphic novel Watchmen?
And did you?
#2. I am not Henry Kissinger.
Take 2 DQs for the others.
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Old 01-02-2019, 10:06 AM
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Were you digitally recreated for a recent Transformers movie? - John F. Kennedy
Did you appear in just one panel, no more, no less, of the graphic novel Watchmen? - Not Dr. Kissinger, who appears several times in the NORAD scene, but John Kennedy Jr., when Dr. Manhattan meets JFK at the White House
And did you? - Caroline Kennedy, ditto

Kennedy x3!

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Real?
Male?
Last name start with K?

IQs:

Did you write the screenplay for Steven Spielberg's movie Lincoln?
Have you been played by Bob Hoskins and Steve Buscemi?
Have you been played by Blair Brown and Natalie Portman?
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Did you write the screenplay for Steven Spielberg's movie Lincoln?
Have you been played by Bob Hoskins and Steve Buscemi?
Have you been played by Blair Brown and Natalie Portman?
#2. I am not Nikita Khrushchev (??)
Take 2 DQs for the others.
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Did you write the screenplay for Steven Spielberg's movie Lincoln? - Tony Kushner
Have you been played by Bob Hoskins and Steve Buscemi? - Yes, Nikita Khrushchev, in Enemy at the Gates and The Death of Stalin
Have you been played by Blair Brown and Natalie Portman? - Jackie Kennedy, in Kennedy and Jackie

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American?
Living?

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Are you the best-known fictional person to hail from Toledo, Ohio?
Were you a fictional clone of an assassinated leader?
Did you love the smell of napalm in the morning?
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Are you the best-known fictional person to hail from Toledo, Ohio?
Were you a fictional clone of an assassinated leader?
Did you love the smell of napalm in the morning?
1) I am not Kilgore Trout.
2) Take a Kilgore DQ.
3) I am not Bill Kilgore.
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Hey, where is everyone?

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Are you the best-known fictional person to hail from Toledo, Ohio? - I'll rephrase.
Were you a fictional clone of an assassinated leader? - Joshua Francis Kellogg, in the novel Joshua, Son of None
Did you love the smell of napalm in the morning? - Yes, Col. Kilgore from Apocalypse Now

DQs:

Best known for politics/military?
Born since 1950?

IQs:

Are you the best-known fictional TV character to hail from Toledo, Ohio?
Did your boss joke that he would announce your appointment in such a way that no one would notice?
Were you recently played by the same actor who played a Chicago detective, a CIA agent and a top Nazi?
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7) Born before 1950


EH, Take 3 DQs. Maybe the others will come back soon.
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:40 AM
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Are you the best-known fictional TV character to hail from Toledo, Ohio? - Max Klinger, on M*A*S*H
Did your boss joke that he would announce your appointment in such a way that no one would notice? - JFK joked that he would announce the appointment of his brother as Attorney General by opening his front door at 2am, looking both ways up and down the street, and then whispering, "It's Bobby."
Were you recently played by the same actor who played a Chicago detective, a CIA agent and a top Nazi? - Jason Clarke played Ted Kennedy in Chappaquiddick, having earlier appeared in The Chicago Code, Zero Dark Thirty and The Man with the Iron Heart

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Best known for the Arts?
Has won a top award in his field?
Has a famous wife?

IQs:

Were you a noted investment advisor?
Were you one of OJ Simpson's lawyers?
Was one of your compositions heard in 2001: A Space Odyssey?
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8) Best known for the Arts
9) Has not won a top award in his field
10) Does not have a famous wife

and take 3 more DQs, EH.
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IQ1: Did you play an anchorman for WJM?
IQ2: Are you a former Indiana Hoosiers head basketball coach who won the second-highest NCAA Division I men's college basketball games of all time?
IQ3: Are you the current head basketball coach for Duke, currently winning the most NCAA Division I men's college basketball games of all time?
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Old 01-04-2019, 02:30 PM
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Welcome back, KO!

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Were you a noted investment advisor? - Mr. Kiplinger
Were you one of OJ Simpson's lawyers? - Robert Kardashian
Was one of your compositions heard in 2001: A Space Odyssey? - Aram Khachaturian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB3IokHelRk

DQs:

Best known for the visual arts (acting, painting, photography, sculpture, etc.)?
Associated with NYC?

One DQ reserved.

IQs:

Were you, perhaps unfairly, the bad guy in Breaker Morant?
Were you a noted Irish boxer from Cleveland?
Were you Capt. Benjamin Sisko's merchant-captain sweetheart?
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:56 PM
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7) Born before 1950
8) Best known for the Arts
9) Has not won a top award in his field
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:58 PM
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IQ1: Did you play an anchorman for WJM?
IQ2: Are you a former Indiana Hoosiers head basketball coach who won the second-highest NCAA Division I men's college basketball games of all time?
IQ3: Are you the current head basketball coach for Duke, currently winning the most NCAA Division I men's college basketball games of all time?

Yes, welcome back! And take 3 DQs.

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Were you, perhaps unfairly, the bad guy in Breaker Morant?
Were you a noted Irish boxer from Cleveland?
Were you Capt. Benjamin Sisko's merchant-captain sweetheart?
#3. I am not Kasidy Yales. Take another 2 DQs.
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Ted Knight (Mary Tyler Moore show), Bobby Knight, Mike Krzyzewski

DQ: Actor?

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Old 01-05-2019, 11:55 AM
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8) Best known for the Arts
9) Has not won a top award in his field
10) Does not have a famous wife
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DQ: Known for the Performing Art?

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Old 01-05-2019, 08:29 PM
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11) Not known for the visual arts
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14) Known for the performing arts
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Were you, perhaps unfairly, the bad guy in Breaker Morant? - Lord Kitchener
Were you a noted Irish boxer from Cleveland? - Johnny Kilbane
Were you Capt. Benjamin Sisko's merchant-captain sweetheart? - Close enough: Kasidy Yates (and that actress now plays the ship's doctor on The Orville)

DQs:

Musician?

Two DQs reserved.

IQs:

Were you a frequent guest host for Johnny Carson?
Have you played a servant, a clone, a writer and a bureaucrat's offspring?
Were you the laconic master swordsman in Seven Samurai?
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IQ1: Were you are the professor of the Kollege of Musical Knowledge?
IQ2: Did you and fellow jazz drummer Buddy Rich have drum battles on stage?
IQ3: Were you a violinist who performed Vivaldi pieces that were actually written by you?
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8) Best known for the Arts
9) Has not won a top award in his field
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Were you a frequent guest host for Johnny Carson?
Have you played a servant, a clone, a writer and a bureaucrat's offspring?
Were you the laconic master swordsman in Seven Samurai?
Take 3 more DQs.

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IQ1: Were you are the professor of the Kollege of Musical Knowledge?
IQ2: Did you and fellow jazz drummer Buddy Rich have drum battles on stage?
IQ3: Were you a violinist who performed Vivaldi pieces that were actually written by you?
1) I am not Kay Kyser.
2) I am not Gene Krupa.
Take a DQ for #3.
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Known for the performing arts, but not the visual arts, and not an actor or musician? Hmm.

Previous IQs:

Were you a frequent guest host for Johnny Carson? - Robert Klein
Have you played a servant, a clone, a writer and a bureaucrat's offspring? - Keira Knightley, in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Never Let Me Go, Colette and Atonement
Were you the laconic master swordsman in Seven Samurai? - Withdrawn; I was thinking it was Kyuzo, but it was actually Ryuzo

DQs:

Are you best known for your work behind the scenes (producer, impresario, etc.)?
Greatest fame before 1990?

Two DQs reserved.

IQs:

Is a memory game named after you still played by some Scouts?
Did you and fellow historian David McCullough, both normally apolitical, oppose the election of Donald Trump in 2016?
Did you famously say, "In the long run, we're all dead"?
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9) Has not won a top award in his field
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11) Not known for the visual arts
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13) Not an actor
14) Known for the performing arts
15) Not a musician
16) Performer/entertainer, rather than behind the scenes person
17) Greatest fame before 1990
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Is a memory game named after you still played by some Scouts?
Did you and fellow historian David McCullough, both normally apolitical, oppose the election of Donald Trump in 2016?
Did you famously say, "In the long run, we're all dead"?
1) I am not Kim.
Take a DQ for #2.
3) I am not John Maynard Keynes.
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IQ1: Were you are the professor of the Kollege of Musical Knowledge?
IQ2: Did you and fellow jazz drummer Buddy Rich have drum battles on stage?
IQ3: Were you a violinist who performed Vivaldi pieces that were actually written by you?

1) I am not Kay Kyser.
2) I am not Gene Krupa.
Take a DQ for #3.
Fritz Kreisler

DQ: Comedian?

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8) Best known for the Arts
9) Has not won a top award in his field
10) Does not have a famous wife
11) Not known for the visual arts
12) Not associated with NYC
13) Not an actor
14) Known for the performing arts
15) Not a musician
16) Performer/entertainer, rather than behind the scenes person
17) Greatest fame before 1990
18) Not a comedian
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Is a memory game named after you still played by some Scouts? - Yes, Kim, the young hero of the Rudyard Kipling story of the same name
Did you and fellow historian David McCullough, both normally apolitical, oppose the election of Donald Trump in 2016? - Ken Burns
Did you famously say, "In the long run, we're all dead"? - Yes, British economist John Maynard Keynes

DQ:

Dancer?

Two DQs reserved.
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:25 AM
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8) Best known for the Arts
9) Has not won a top award in his field
10) Does not have a famous wife
11) Not known for the visual arts
12) Not associated with NYC
13) Not an actor
14) Known for the performing arts
15) Not a musician
16) Performer/entertainer, rather than behind the scenes person
17) Greatest fame before 1990
18) Not a comedian
19) Not a dancer
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Monologist or storyteller?

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Old 01-07-2019, 09:55 AM
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4) American
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7) Born before 1950
8) Best known for the Arts
9) Has not won a top award in his field
10) Does not have a famous wife
11) Not known for the visual arts
12) Not associated with NYC
13) Not an actor
14) Known for the performing arts
15) Not a musician
16) Performer/entertainer, rather than behind the scenes person
17) Greatest fame before 1990
18) Not a comedian
19) Not a dancer
20) Not a monologist or storyteller

That's 20. Everyone please ask any unasked DQs by 8pm EST tonight.
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I've got a guess, but if I ask my DQ, EH might beat me to the punch. So I'll wait.
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Hmm. I'm stumped, at least for now. I yield my DQ to anyone who'd like to use it.
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OK, last DQ:

Is your name more of a description, like "The Great Kabuki"?
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7) Born before 1950
8) Best known for the Arts
9) Has not won a top award in his field
10) Does not have a famous wife
11) Not known for the visual arts
12) Not associated with NYC
13) Not an actor
14) Known for the performing arts
15) Not a musician
16) Performer/entertainer, rather than behind the scenes person
17) Greatest fame before 1990
18) Not a comedian
19) Not a dancer
20) Not a monologist or storyteller
21) Has a descriptive name like "The Great Kabuki"

EH, you still have 1 DQ.

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Are you The Amazing Kreskin?
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Yes, I am! Well done, KO! It's like you were reading my mind!

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I remember seeing him on Howard Stern. They got a bunch of addicts from a rehab clinic to sit 4 per card table. Kreskin had them put their hands on top of the tables, and he convinced them the tables were possessed. All the tables started vibrating and the rehab patients were freaking out.

Let's go with L.
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1) Are you Superman's arch-enemy's niece?
2) Are you Superman's wife's sister?
3) Are you Dr. Curt Connors' monstrous alter ego?
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1) Are you Superman's arch-enemy's niece?
2) Are you Superman's wife's sister?
3) Are you Dr. Curt Connors' monstrous alter ego?
Not Lexy Luthor?, not Lana Lane?, not Lizardman
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2) Are you Superman's wife's sister?
3) Are you Dr. Curt Connors' monstrous alter ego?
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Not Lexy Luthor?, not Lana Lane?, not Lizardman
#1 is Lori Colby, daughter of Lena Luthor Colby (sometimes known as Lena Thorul), sister of Lex.
#2 is Lucy Lane. (She's a blonde, used to date Jimmy Olsen.)
#3 is The Lizard. Close enough.

DQs:

1) Real?
2) Male?
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Good job, KO! Wouldn't have guessed The Amazing Kreskin in a million years.

On to L.

IQs:

Did you like to go shoeless around the house, so that, you explained, your "feet could breathe"?
Did you own the country house Hildene?
Were you that person's mom?
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2) Are you brother to Darryl and his other brother Darryl?
3) Did you create Andy Panda?
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DQ Roundup

1. Fictional
2. Male
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Did you like to go shoeless around the house, so that, you explained, your "feet could breathe"?
Did you own the country house Hildene?
Were you that person's mom?
My feet can't breathe, so take 3 DQs.
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1) Did you write A Spaniard in the Works?
2) Are you brother to Darryl and his other brother Darryl?
3) Did you create Andy Panda?
DQ, not Larry, not L. Frank Baum?
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1) Did you write A Spaniard in the Works?
2) Are you brother to Darryl and his other brother Darryl?
3) Did you create Andy Panda?
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DQ, not Larry, not L. Frank Baum?
#1 was John Lennon.
#2 is correct.
#3 was Walter Lantz, also creator of Woody Woodpecker.

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1) Created by an American author or authors?
2) Created after 1899?
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