Botticelli November 2021

I’ll rephrase that one.

The painter was Samuel F.B. Morse (Art Object Page)(later better known for telegraphy and his code), and the officer was Maj. Marcus Reno.

DQs:

Story set in the present day at the time of its first publication?
Sidekick to another character?

IQs:

Were you a British cop who preferred that people not know your first name?
Were you Ike’s brother?
Did you sing along to a public performance of “The Volga Boatman”?

DQs:

  1. Fictional
  2. Male
  3. Character is not American; but author is American
  4. Last name starts with M
  5. Would not be alive today, if real
  6. Originally from a book, but later from a movie
  7. Character is not from Great Britain
  8. First appeared after 1900
  9. Not the protagonist
  10. Character is European
  11. Good guy
  12. First appeared after 1950
  13. Character from west of Vienna
  14. Character from south of Vienna
  15. From genre fiction
  16. Story not set in the U.S.
  17. Nobody has a gun.
  18. Story not set in the present time at its first publication, except for the introduction and copious footnotes
  19. Not a sidekick

#1. Take a DQ.
#2. I am not Milton Eisenhower.
#3. I am not Groucho Marx (wild-ass guess)

And that makes 20 or more DQs. Please ask all DQs by noon Friday, Nov. 26th. Happy Thanksgiving!

DCI Endeavour Morse; yes, Milton Eisenhower; and Mikhail Gorbachev, when he visited the Reagan White House and Van Cliburn played the tune on the piano at a state reception.

Hmm. Can’t figure out who this guy is. I yield my two earned DQs to whoever would like to ask them.

Okay. Please ask your last “Are you FirstName LastName?” questions by 6pm tomorrow, Nov. 27th.

DQs:

  1. Fictional
  2. Male
  3. Character is not American; but author is American
  4. Last name starts with M
  5. Would not be alive today, if real; in fact, the character is dead before the book starts.
  6. Originally from a book, but later from a movie
  7. Character is not from Great Britain
  8. First appeared after 1900
  9. Not the protagonist
  10. Character is European
  11. Good guy
  12. First appeared after 1950
  13. Character from west of Vienna
  14. Character from south of Vienna
  15. From genre fiction
  16. Story not set in the U.S.
  17. Nobody has a gun.
  18. Story not set in the present time at its first publication, except for the introduction and copious footnotes
  19. Not a sidekick
  20. Spaniard
  21. Historical fantasy genre

Are you Inigo Montoya?

So close, but see #5. “dead before the start of the story”

Hello, my name is Domingo Montoya!
Count Rugen killed me; he should prepare to die!

Yes, I’m Inigo’s dear departed doomed dad from S. Morganstern’s classic tale The Princess Bride, “translated” and scrreenplay by William Goldman.

I’m gonna rule that Chock’s guess was close enoguh. Take it away, CFOHG!

Thank you! Botticelli joins horseshoes and hand grenades.

I did indeed overlook #5 - or I could try to argue that Inigo was dead by the start of the framing story, although I never read the book, so I don’t know if the book has the same framing story as the film.

Next up… R

IQs:

  1. Were you born Leonard Slye?
  2. Did you have a hit with Dizzy?
  3. Were you the original choice to play Bart in Blazing Saddles?

IQs:
1. Were you a B-movie-actor-turned-US-president?
2. Were you the astrology-consulting wife of the above person?
3. Are you their atheist son?