Botticelli - December 2018

Previous IQs:

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!

DQs:

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

IQs:

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?

DQs:

  1. Real
  2. Male
  3. Last name starts with G
  4. Not American
  5. Dead
  6. Born before 1950
  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

#2. I am not Gary.
Take 2 DQs.

Previous IQs:

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

DQs:

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?

DQs:

  1. Real
  2. Male
  3. Last name starts with G
  4. Not American
  5. Dead
  6. Born before 1950
  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.

Previous IQs:

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.

IQs:

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?

DQs:

  1. Real
  2. Male
  3. Last name starts with G
  4. Not American
  5. Dead
  6. Born before 1950
  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
  16. Wrote under a pen name
  17. Russian
  1. I am not General Robert E. Lee (???).
    Take 2 or 3 DQs.

1 (the Flyers mascot) is Gritty.

IQs:

  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?

Previous IQs:

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

DQs:

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.

DQs:

  1. Real
  2. Male
  3. Last name starts with G
  4. Not American
  5. Dead
  6. Born before 1950
  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
  16. Wrote under a pen name
  17. Russian
  18. Born before 1900
  19. Not known for trying to avoid Soviet censorship

DQ:

Best known for what he wrote while living in Russia?

DQs:

  1. Real
  2. Male
  3. Last name starts with G
  4. Not American
  5. Dead
  6. Born before 1950
  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
  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.

  1. I am not Gorilla Grodd.
  2. I am not Grant Morrison.
  3. I am not Steve Gerber.

Okay. Last guesses by 8 p.m. tonight EST.

Damn, I’m stumped.

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!

:: headsmack ::

How could I not have thought of him? Good job, DLR!

I am H.