Saturday, July 30, 2011

Question 733: There aren't just a few, there are a million

Frantic voting and national pride aside, connect the nations shown in this picture to one binding tag.

Question 732: End of the Whorld!

Parody on?

Friday, July 29, 2011

Question 731: Born on a Monday, very angry on a Wednesday

A simple poem collected by James Orchard Halliwell and published in 1842 with the lyrics:

Born on a Monday,
Christened on Tuesday,
Married on Wednesday,
Took ill on Thursday,
Grew worse on Friday,
Died on Saturday,
Buried on Sunday.
This is the end
Of ___X____.
SO ID X & the significance it bears in the comics world

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Question 729: Who's watching then?

ID the 1st 2 lines of this famous pome by __X__, which went on to become amongst his/her most famous quotes.


They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Question 728: Speed of Sound?

Connect the 3 pictures, taken a few creative liberties with them though

Question 727: Arachnophobic


Question 726: When boom goes bust

Identify these modified logos and tell me what the modification signifies, ie., why were they modified? The third one was actually modified just for the sake of it.




Monday, July 25, 2011

Question 725: Glasses make the man

Although having the manners and impressions of (1), the name of (2) and (3) is far more extolled. ID whats being talked about
#brownie points for 1,2, 3.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Second glance

Put one look at these questions.
Make them feel all happy and such.

We'll start releasing answers from tomorrow onward.


Question 724: Connect The Plugs - Are You In Yet?

This question has a lot of parts, so it's the only question for the day. Enjoy your Sunday! :)


Each blank holds a point - shoot them all.

___A___ is a noted British musician, producer and DJ. He has won a Grammy, and was recently noted for having one of his latest song used for a video promoting Cycling on the Transport For London website, featuring celebrities cycling around some of their favourite parts of London.

__B__ is __A's__ sister, and is also a singer-songwriter/DJ. She is most noted to have had an extremely publicly scrutinized relationship with ___C___. __B's__ quote on that was "I'm not gay, I'm an equal-opportunity player".

__C__ is a musician and has forayed into movies. Her most well-received movie was a film remade by Disney. This was the movie's second remake in ten years, and it has made been remade thrice in total.

__D__ was __C's__ title co-star in the previous Disney movie about a cursed Chinese fortune cookie. She is best known for a seductive dance scene in another well-known movie made in 1994 - a scene that has developed a cult following ever since. The movie also has a very famous tango scene at the end. She is, incidentally, actor Jake Gyllenhaal's godmother.

__E__ was the lead actor in that movie with __D__, and is best known for his role as a cyborg assassin. He was recently divorced from his wife __F__, whom he was with for 25 years.

__F__ is is an American journalist and author of six best-selling books. She also made an appearance on the farewell show of __G__, said to be the most popular talk-show host on American television.

__G__ is described as a media mogul today, and is also amongst the most influential media personalities on the planet. She has had many famous guests on her talk-show, __H__ being one amongst the most noted ones.

__H__ is known for several blockbuster movies, but is yet to win an Oscar. He is also infamously known for his unyielding belief in __I__ , a new-age organization with its main profit-earning product being a belief system. __H__ has stated that __I__ has helped him overcome dyslexia, saved him from depression and helped him define and find "love".

__I__ has borne the brunt of attacks from Comedy Central to the Anonymous hacker group. It has become standard practice within __I__ for members to sign lengthy legal contracts and waivers before engaging in its services, a practice that contrasts greatly with almost every similar mainstream organisation.

__J__ is the main adversary in the belief system of __I__, and the narrative of __J__ is part of the discourse about extraterrestrial civilizations and alien interventions in earthly events, collectively described as space opera. __I__ has repeatedly filed injunctions on the grounds of both copyright and trade secrecy, to prevent the story of __J__ to become public knowledge.

Give me the names A through J.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Question 723: These guys kill a lot of our people, and I think Buddha will forgive me

Adams watched as two soldiers pulled a prisoner out of a doorway at the end of the street. The soldiers then pushed and pulled what appeared to be a ___Y___in a plaid shirt, his arms tied behind his back. They escorted the man toward the spot where Adams and Vo Su were located.
"Eddie Adams said, 'I just followed the three of them as they walked towards us, making an occasional picture. When they were close - maybe five feet away - the soldiers stopped and backed away. I saw a man walk into my camera viewfinder from the left. He took a pistol out of his holster and raised it. I had no idea he would shoot. It was common to hold a pistol to the head of prisoners during questioning. So I prepared to make that picture - the threat, the interrogation. But it didn't happen. The man just pulled a pistol out of his holster, raised it to the ___Y___'s head and shot him in the temple. I made a picture at the same time.' "The prisoner fell to the pavement, blood gushing," Buell, quoting Eddie. "After a few more pictures of the dead man, Adams left.

THis picture went on to define the war __X__ and was voted as Life's 100 pictures that defined the 21st century.

ID X & Y

Friday, July 22, 2011

Question 722: Couldn't keep this doc away

Description of the painting by the artist __X__

At least it hides the face partly. Well, so you have the apparent face, the apple, hiding the visible but hidden, the face of the person. It's something that happens constantly. Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. There is an interest in that which is hidden and which the visible does not show us. This interest can take the form of a quite intense feeling, a sort of conflict, one might say, between the visible that is hidden and the visible that is present
Made famous by the movie "The Thomas Crown Affair", this painting has been extensively parodied by apple maniacs.

ID the painting and the painter.

Question 721: It might get messy if you mess with _____

What does the picture depict?
Complete the title
It's the same thing really.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Question 720: Yawn...

A delightful children's book for adults (what the deuce?), __X__ was written after a night of abject frustration on the author's  with his kids. So he posted on facebook what he never had the gall to tell them (parenting has evolved), this lead him to compose this merry nursery rhyme which went viral and now has Samuel L Jackson singing it to all kids (lets see them sleep after that)

The cats nestle close to their kittens now.
The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
You’re cozy and warm in your bed, my dear
Please __X___

Question 719: What do you have to say?

to atone

What single term can you connect this to?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Question 718 :William of Nassau wouldv'e been proud!

Well, the 3rd pic isn't compleeetely accurate, but it gives you the picture.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Question 717: Not a hill to climb any more!

Use the two images to connect.

Arrive at something that happened for the first time on this very date, some many decades ago.

Question 716: And there's no reason for it to

Fans would like to believe that __X__ has gone on for the past 23 years.__X__ was given its title when A interviewed B for Q magazine in 1989 [ It actually is "Q magazine"]. The relevant part of the interview was:

A: 'Tell me about this live thing. You've gone straight into this ____ again — one ____ virtually straight into the next one.'
B: 'Oh, it's all the same ____.'
A: 'It's the ______X_______?'
B: 'Yeah, yeah'.

B about __X__, wrote:
"Don't be bewildered by the _______X________ chatter. There was a _________X__________ but it ended in '91 with the departure of guitarist G. E. Smith. That one's long gone but there have been many others since then. The Money Never Runs Out ____ (fall of '91) Southern Sympathizer ____ (early '92) Why Do You Look At Me So Strangely ____ (European '92) The One Sad Cry Of Pity ____ (Australia & West Coast American '92) Outburst Of Consciousness ____ ('92) Don't Let Your Deal Go Down ____ ('93) & others too many to mention each with their own character & design."
Tell me what __X__ is.
Identify B.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Question 715: Get it On

Amongst the most celebrated ads regarding this product, this ad from __X__ who have gone as far as to congratulate the people who don't use their products, bypassed laws regarding lewd behaviour to bring this classic.
ID the company

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Question 714: Zap! Finito.

Connect the three images.

Question 713: Chew on that

Ev'rybody's talkin' 'bout
Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism
This-ism, that-ism, ism ism ism
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Ev'rybody's talkin' 'bout
Minister, Sinister, Banisters and Canisters,
Bishops, Fishops, Rabbis, and Pop Eyes, Bye bye, Bye byes
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

(Let me tell you now)
Ev'rybody's talkin' 'bout
Revolution, Evolution, ____________, Flagellation, Regulation,
Integrations, mediations, United Nations, congratulations
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Name it. By whom?
What's the word that's been blanked out? What was it originally supposed to be? Why was it changed?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Question 712: Kermit is no Hermit

Robot Chicken as a show isn't known for having a lasting impression, but this character created as an antithesis to kermit is a pun upon the actual character's name. This 80's go getter went on to define a generation, although his later avatar was a huge disappointment as a mere anticlimatic antihero.

SO ID the character here (not kermit) and who he is based upon from the world of cinema.

Question 711:The best of both worlds?

While our hero, __X__ was training with his father in the Bayankala Mountain Range in some province in China, something rather unexpected happened. __X__ and daddy dearest fell into a cluster of cursed springs. Now the scene with these cursed springs is that whenever someone falls into one of them, they turn into whatever died in the springs long ago whenever they're splashed with cold water. They only way they can return to normal is when they're _______________________.

Now __X__ fell into the spring  of the drowned __Y__ which results in his life changing rather drastically. He initially finds himself in various situations that aren't particularly comfortable, but over time he learns to use this to his advantage and often willfully turns into __Y__ in order to complete certain tasks.

Identify X and Y.
Tell me how they can return to normal.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Question 710: Not quite like OZ

What have I blanked out?

Don't cheat here, pleeease!!

Question 709: Thinking outside the X marked box

A rage comic about a very stupid origin of the name __X__, which was first made for __Y__. Otto Berkes, disassembled some Dell laptop computers to construct a prototype __Y___based video game console. The team hoped to create a console to compete with the Sony PlayStation 2, which was luring game developers away from the __Y__platform.

The clue for the name is left in the buttons & is depicted in the following cartoon

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Question 708: Scandals all over

Yes, lion king.
No, that isn't the answer.

This scene was supposed to be controversial.

Question 707 : You Flubbing Idiot

Back in order?

The last few days have, if you've noticed, shown that we can be a little REGULAR :)

Yes, we're posting two a day.


But we're thinking of a Question set of sorts.

Something like,

Under one post,
Twenty short, textual questions(well, not all textual), carrying maybe 3-4 points each, enabling you'll to catch up/extend your lead on the board(which will soon be back in order)

So what say about the question set?
To make our voting simple,

Click "INTERESTING" under the post if you LIKE  the idea.

Click "GOOGLED IT" under the post to show opposition to the idea.

Do hurry up.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Question 706: You too?

n the late 1920s, a young Wernher von Braun acquired a copy of Hermann Oberth's book, Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen (The Rocket into Interplanetary Space). Starting in 1930, he attended the TU Berlin, where he assisted Oberth in liquid-fueled rocket motor tests. Von Braun was working on his creative doctorate when the Nazi Party gained power in Germany. An artillery captain, W. Dornberger arranged an Ordnance Department research grant for von Braun, who from then on worked next to Dornberger's existing solid-fuel rocket test site at Kummersdorf Von Braun's thesis, Construction, Theoretical, and Experimental Solution to the Problem of the Liquid Propellant Rocket (dated 16 April 1934), was kept classified by the German army and was not published until 1960. By the end of 1934, his group had successfully launched two rockets that reached heights of 2.2 and 3.5 km
At the time, Germany was highly interested in American physicist Robert Goddard's research. Before 1939, German scientists occasionally contacted Goddard directly with technical questions. Von Braun used Goddard's plans from various journals and incorporated them into the building of the___________
Following successes at Kummersdorf with the first two _______, von Braun and Walter Riedel began thinking of a much larger rocket in the summer of 1936, based on a projected 25-metric-ton-thrust engine..

And this was __X___

ID X and the blank.

Question 705: She's a lady

The poem The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus has a place of importance in __X__. 

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

ID the "brazen giant of Greece" being referred to and what the subject of the poem is.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Question 704: All Good things come to an end

Id the.. well, you know.
VERY current.

Question 703: Jacked Of all, king of none

Connect the pictures to a particular game
the pictures are all generic in nature, but chosen for particular

No mistake here

Monday, July 11, 2011

Question 702: All they can do is burn for you...

Who? What?

Question 701: Which Star do they follow?

It is believed the majority of self-reported __X__ claimed the religion for their own amusement, to poke fun at the government, or as a protest against the inclusion of the religion question on the census form.

In England and Wales 390,127 people (almost 0.8%) stated their religion as ___X___ on their 2001 Census forms, surpassing SikhismJudaism, and Buddhism, and making it the fourth largest reported religion in the countries. In the 2001 Census 2.6% of the population of Brighton claimed to be ___X__. The percentages of religious affiliations were:


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Question 700: So they can stab you to death and then write about it in their journal?

This company came into existence in the year 1884. This multipurpose product made by this company is world renowned solely because of the fact that it is associated with __X__ and derives its name from them. It was originally the sole supplier of the product and regained this position when it acquired the rival supplier of the product in 2005.

In 1909, the mother of the company's founder passed away and he decided to name the company in memory of her. The company started using __Y__ in their products in the year 1921 and as a result, the name of the company was altered to accommodate this inclusion.

Though this product was originally created to serve the requirements of __X__, it is widely used by the rest of the world, simply because it's so handy and compact.

It is even part of the standard equipment used by NASA astronauts.

Id X, Y, the product and give me the name of the company.

Question 699: Hair today Gown Tomorrow

Possible reasons for __X__ being part of the attire for the ceremony __Y__ are as follows:

** 1). The shape was derived from the master workman's mortar board.
** 2). The cap was meant to resemble the quadrangular shape of the English university campus.
** 3). The shape symbolized the "squareness" of both the ____ and his articles. In those days, we presume, squareness was a positive trait.

In Roman law, a slave was freed when he was allowed to wear __X__. This symbol of emancipation might have been the inspiration for Oxford adopting the practice of giving  __X__ to the recipient of a Master's of Art when he graduated. The  __X__symbolized independence for the former bachelor.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Question 698: The Angry Buddhist

__X__ didn't have a very stable childhood. He was put up for adoption by his biological mother, who went on to become a speech language pathologist. His biological father is a Syrian political science professor.

He went to Reed College, when he decided to visit India to "find himself". He came back a Buddhist with his head shaved and wearing traditional Indian clothing. During this time, he experimented with psychedelics, calling his LSD experiences "one of the two or three most important things he had done in life".

He will forever be remembered as an indelible author of the technological age.

Identify X.

Question 697: South by Southwest

K. Hanumanthaiah is credited with the conception and construction of the __X__, . The foundation was laid by the then Nehru, on July 13, 1951. However it was Kengal Hanumanthaiah who was instrumental in the redesign and speedy construction of __X__. He visited Europe, Russia, United States and other places and got the idea of building __X__ by incorporating various designs from the buildings he had seen. It was completed in 1956. Kengal Hanumanthaiah took a lot of interest and effort in building this marvelous granite building. The front of the building is inscribed with the words Government's Work is God's Work(LOL!)
The cost of construction at that time was just 17.5 million (1.75 Crore) rupees. But presently, annual maintenance cost itself is more than 20 million rupees (which include repairs, painting, and other miscellaneous expenses).
The building is illuminated on Sundays and public holidays.


Friday, July 8, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Question 694: There's a lot to learn from the ocean

Identify the man on the right and tell me why I put this question today.

Question 693: Glorified Tubelights aren't they?

The following is a description of the choreography behind the use of __X__ in __Y__

I developed different styles for the characters, and gave each of them a flaw or a bonus. So with ___ for instance, he's got a very business-like style — when he was younger he could border on the flashy and might twirl his __X__ a bit, because he was taught by Qui-Gon. Qui-Gon was brash, that rubbed off on ____ and ____ then taught _____, who was way too old to learn anyway... I think the style really worked well. The ___Z____ style of fighting is an amalgamation of all the great sword fighting styles. Melding them together is the difficult part — to move from a Kendo style to, say, Rapier requires a complete change in body and feet movement, and this must look effortless. The style moves seamlessly between the different disciplines, but remains technically correct throughout. It's unlike any other style of fighting and I think it's beautiful to watch.

(Z & ___ for #brownie points)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Question 692: Game boy to playboy to back

ID the 2 games in these 2 posters

Question 691: Divide by Sea

Iconic photos.
Something pretty darned different between the two. Well, that's for all to see.

Now, significance?