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Botticelli - April 2019


Previous thread: https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...d.php?t=871652

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#1 is Bing Crosby.
#2 was Churchy LaFemme (from Pogo)
#3 is Carmen Miranda.

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IQ1: Are you an English-born actor who once entered a lookalike contest of your iconic character...and lost?

IQ2: Are you a former first baseman(?) for the Cleveland Indians, whose name sounds like a children’s cereal?

IQ3: Are you a pop singer whose hit songs include one telling women to take their makeup off and let their hair down?

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Not Charlie Chaplin (allegedly), Co Co Crisp or... Cyndi Lauper?

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IQ3: Was one of your characters Al Sleet, the Hippie-Dippie Weatherman?
Dunno, and not Jack Chick or George Carlin ("Let's just take a look at the weather map... which the dudes have moved over here").

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Dunno, and not Jack Chick or George Carlin ("Let's just take a look at the weather map... which the dudes have moved over here").
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Not Charlie Chaplin (allegedly), Co Co Crisp or... Cyndi Lauper?
1. Yes, Charlie Chaplin. 2. Yes, Coco Crisp. 3 No, Colbie Calliat; the song is called "Try".

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Not Catherine Cornwall (?), not John Le Carre, and not Bernard Cornwell

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Not Catherine Cornwall (?), not John Le Carre, and not Bernard Cornwell
1 is Patricia Cornwell. But I’d say that’s close enough. 2 - Yes, John Le Carre. But I was thinking of his real name, David Cornwall. 3 - Another Cornwall. I had a Cornish theme going.

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Correct, Chronos was the centaut, Correct.

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#1 was Charlie Chan.
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IQ3: Are you a heavyweight boxer who famously converted to Islam?

DQ: Are you countercultural?
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Not Mr. Creosote, dunno, and dunno.
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#3 was Henry Crun (voiced by Spike Milligan).

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IQ3: Are you a heavyweight boxer who famously converted to Islam?....
Not Commodus, Claudius or Cassius Clay.

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IQ2: Were you IQ1's first companion?
IQ3: Do you play Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones?
Dunno, dunno and not Emilia Clarke. Mrowwrrrr.

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10. not created after 1969
11. not created before 1960
12. not what would usually be called countercultural*
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Dunno, dunno and not Emilia Clarke. Mrowwrrrr.
Peter Capaldi, Clara Oswald - I wanted the 3rd IQ to be about Jenna Coleman, the actress who played her, but she was already used upthread.

DQ: Did you die in the original story?

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IQ3: Are you a Spanish woman whose divorce from her Anglo-Welsh husband led to far-reaching changes in English law and culture?
Not Samuel Clemens, or Willa Cather, and dunno.

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2. Is your favorite cereal Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs?
3. Were you a paleontologist and rival of Othniel Charles Marsh in the Bone Wars?....
Not Clint Eastwood, not Calvin (or Hobbes), and dunno.

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6. originally from literature
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10. not created after 1969
11. not created before 1960
12. not what would usually be called countercultural
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9. arguably from genre literature (fantasy, sci-fi, western, horror, mystery, etc.)
10. not created after 1969
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IQ1: Are you the first American novelist of international reputation?

IQ2: Are you the writer of whom Hemingway said “All modern American literature comes from one book by [you] called…"?

IQ3: Are you a Spanish woman whose divorce from her Anglo-Welsh husband led to far-reaching changes in English law and culture?
1 - Not Samuel Clemens, James Fenimore Cooper. 2 - Not Willa Cather, this one was Samuel Clemens. The novel that Hemingway considered the source of all American literature was Huckleberry Finn. 3 - Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII.

DQ1: Sidekick to the story’s protagonist?

DQ2: From an Ian Fleming Novel?

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3 (the paleontologist) was Edward Drinker Cope.

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3) Did Mary Tyler Moore laugh at your funeral?
Not Don Vito Corleone, dunno, and not Chuckles the Clown.

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Not the great Clarence Darrow, not Chester Gould, and dunno.

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11. not created before 1960
12. not what would usually be called countercultural
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14. not from fantasy/sci-fi
15. did not die in the original story
16. not considered a bad guy/villain in the story
17. not from a mystery
18. a sidekick to the story’s protagonist
19. not from an Ian Fleming novel
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Old 04-04-2019, 04:16 PM
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1) Are you the family patriarch in Mario Puzo's bestseller?
2) Are you a psychologist named in the title of an Irving Wallace novel?
3) Did Mary Tyler Moore laugh at your funeral?
Not Don Vito Corleone, dunno, and not Chuckles the Clown.
Correct, Dr. Chapman of The Chapman Report, Correct.

1 DQ reserved.
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Old 04-04-2019, 04:22 PM
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IQ1: Are you the butler/sparring partner of an inept inspector in the French gendarmerie?

IQ2: Are you a Panamanian-based ornithologist and moderator of our own beloved SDMB?

IQ3: Are you a Calabrian-born mafioso with an Irish pseudonym, famous for your influence-peddling for the Mob, who refused to allow your face to be filmed while testifying at the Kefaver hearings, resulting in the cameras focussing solely on your hands?

Last DQ: Asian?
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IQ1: Are you the butler/sparring partner of an inept inspector in the French gendarmerie?

IQ2: Are you a Panamanian-based ornithologist and moderator of our own beloved SDMB?

IQ3: Are you a Calabrian-born mafioso with an Irish pseudonym, famous for your influence-peddling for the Mob, who refused to allow your face to be filmed while testifying at the Kefaver hearings, resulting in the cameras focussing solely on your hands?....
Not Cato, Colibri and dunno.

C.

1. fictional
2. male
3. last name starts with C
4. not originally from film
5. created by an American author or authors
6. originally from literature
7. created after 1899
8. not protagonist/good guy
9. arguably from genre literature (fantasy, sci-fi, western, horror, mystery, etc.)
10. not created after 1969
11. not created before 1960
12. not what would usually be called countercultural
13. adapted into film or TV
14. not from fantasy/sci-fi
15. did not die in the original story
16. not considered a bad guy/villain in the story
17. not from a mystery
18. a sidekick to the story’s protagonist
19. not from an Ian Fleming novel
20. not Asian

No more IQs, but you may ask any earned DQs by noon EST Sun.
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C.

1. fictional
2. male
3. last name starts with C
4. not originally from film
5. created by an American author or authors
6. originally from literature
7. created after 1899
8. not protagonist/good guy
9. arguably from genre literature (fantasy, sci-fi, western, horror, mystery, etc.)
10. not created after 1969
11. not created before 1960
12. not what would usually be called countercultural
13. adapted into film or TV
14. not from fantasy/sci-fi
15. did not die in the original story
16. not considered a bad guy/villain in the story
17. not from a mystery
18. a sidekick, sort of, to the story’s protagonist
19. not from an Ian Fleming novel
20. not Asian
21. from historical fiction

Answer 18 corrected.

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