Botticelli - May 2021

Previous IQs:

Were you the crusty, imperious barrister of the movie Witness for the Prosecution? - Sir Wilfrid
Do you take photos of your dogs in human clothes? - Yes, William Wegman
Did Otto eat you last of all? - Yes, the title character in A Fish Called Wanda

DQ:

Billionaire?

DQs:
W

  1. Real
  2. Last name starts with W
  3. Male
  4. Living
  5. Not known for the Arts
  6. American
  7. Not born after 1970
  8. Not known for politics
  9. Not known for sports
  10. Born after 1940
  11. Award / medal winning
  12. Not known for writing
  13. Caucasian
  14. Best known for business
  15. Current spouse is not famous. Previous spouse had minor recognition.
  16. Name not part of the business’s name
  17. Business known for making a physical product (rather than a service, etc.)
  18. Not a billionaire

IQs:

  1. Would you rather pay me Tuesday for a hamburger today?
  2. Were you terribly frightened by the Skeezix?
  3. Are you an artist revealed to be an Agent in Men in Black 3?

Not Wimpy
Not Uncle Wiggly
Take a DQ

IQ:

Did you command the ironclad USS Monitor in her famous 1862 duel with the CSS Virginia?

Correct x2. #3 was Andy Warhol.

DQ: Known for edible products?

Take a DQ

DQs:
W

  1. Real
  2. Last name starts with W
  3. Male
  4. Living
  5. Not known for the Arts
  6. American
  7. Not born after 1970
  8. Not known for politics
  9. Not known for sports
  10. Born after 1940
  11. Award / medal winning
  12. Not known for writing
  13. Caucasian
  14. Best known for business
  15. Current spouse is not famous. Previous spouse had minor recognition.
  16. Name not part of the business’s name
  17. Business known for making a physical product (rather than a service, etc.)
  18. Not a billionaire
  19. Not known for edible products

Lt. John Worden, who later headed the Naval Academy.

One DQ reserved.

IQs:

  1. Did you open a chain of 5 and 10 cent stores?
  2. Were you the star of the TV series The Crazy Ones?
  3. Are you a 70-ish Austrian chef with a chain of restaurants?

Not F.W. Woolworth - haven’t seen one of those since the late 70s
Take a DQ
Not Wolfgang Puck?

Correct, Robin Williams and Correct

1 DQ reserved.

2 DQs outstanding, which will put us over 20. I’ll close this one to further IQs.

I can expand on some of my answers as hints.

#5 - Not known for the Arts, but did have a brief dalliance with the arts, not as a creative, but on the business/promotional side of things. Well known at the time, but seems to have disappeared into the memory hole.
#15 - Current spouse is not famous. Previous spouse had minor recognition. Between spouses dated someone famous.
#16 - Name not part of the best known business’s name. However, and I didn’t know this until rechecking my Wikipedia page, I started another company whose name was a ludicrously tortured backronym of my nickname. Said company no longer exists - was bought out.

Updated:
DQs:
W

  1. Real
  2. Last name starts with W
  3. Male
  4. Living
  5. Not known for the Arts, but did have a brief dalliance with the arts, not as a creative, but on the business/promotional side of things.
  6. American
  7. Not born after 1970
  8. Not known for politics
  9. Not known for sports
  10. Born after 1940
  11. Award / medal winning
  12. Not known for writing
  13. Caucasian
  14. Best known for business
  15. Current spouse is not famous. Previous spouse had minor recognition. Between spouses dated someone famous.
  16. Name not part of the best known business’s name. However, I started another company whose name was a backronym of my nickname
  17. Business known for making a physical product (rather than a service, etc.)
  18. Not a billionaire
  19. Not known for edible products

IQ: Known for mechanical product (including automobiles)?

I’m stumped. I yield my earned DQ to whoever would like to ask it.

How are you defining “mechanical”? In general I would say yes, but some pedants might say no - or no, but…
Some draw a distinction between a “machine” and an “appliance”. Does mechanical mean moving parts and gears? Or just some sort of what a layman would call a machine?
For example, most people would call a clock/radio a machine, even though it’s digital, not mechanical.

“Just some sort of what a layman would call a machine.”

DQs:
W

  1. Real
  2. Last name starts with W
  3. Male
  4. Living
  5. Not known for the Arts, but did have a brief dalliance with the arts, not as a creative, but on the business/promotional side of things.
  6. American
  7. Not born after 1970
  8. Not known for politics
  9. Not known for sports
  10. Born after 1940
  11. Award / medal winning
  12. Not known for writing
  13. Caucasian
  14. Best known for business
  15. Current spouse is not famous. Previous spouse had minor recognition. Between spouses dated someone famous.
  16. Name not part of the best known business’s name. However, I started another company whose name was a backronym of my nickname
  17. Business known for making a physical product (rather than a service, etc.)
  18. Not a billionaire
  19. Not known for edible products
  20. Known for mechanical product (including automobiles), where mechanical product is defined as what a layman would call a machine

And after that’s used, I yield my “Firstname Lastname” DQ.