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Monday, 31 December 2007

The Movie Quiz!

1.Connect:

























Fake trailers from the movie, Grindhouse.

2.Sitter. Id Both.
























Ingmar Bergman & Ingrid Bergman. (Ingrid is not related to Ingmar Bergman although they have worked together)

3. Character & Movie??












Leatherface from the movie, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre(1974).

4. Another easy one. "A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti." Quote from which movie?

Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs.

5. Map to which fictional place??











The map to Skull Island (as seen in King Kong,2005)

Scores:
Thejaswi Udupa: 4
Rishabh Kaul: 4

Saturday, 29 December 2007

General Quiz 2

1.Identify & Connect:
a)












b)












c)












The connect is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) also called Lou Gehrig's Disease. Points for both.
a) is actor, Gary Cooper who plays the role of star baseball player Lou Gehrig in the movie, The Pride of the Yankee(which is based on Lou Gehrig's life).
b) is Benedict Cumberbatch starring as Stephen Hawking in the critically acclaimed Televison film, Hawking.(Hawking-victim of ALS)
c)ALS is also called Charcot's disease(named after famous French neurologist, Jean-Martin Charcot - the one in pic c).

I know the question was a toughie or should I say 'arbit'.

2. In Economics, what is 'Monopsony'?
Its a market form with only one buyer, facing many sellers as opposed to Monopoly. Good example is the Arms Industry, where the government is the only buyer.

3.What has been blanked out?















iPod.

4.Id this Booker Prize winning novelist.(Clue:One of his novels was made into a movie recently)












Ian McEwan and the book(made into a movie) is 'Atonement'(starring James McAvoy and Keira Knightley).

5.In computer science, a _________ _________ is an _________ that gives up finding the optimal solution for an improvement in run time.
Fill in the blanks(2nd & 3rd dash have the same word). The name of which fictional character is derived from this term? (2 points for this one..1 for the term and 1 for the fictional character.)

Heuristic algorithm & the fictional character is HAL 9000.

Scores:
Only 1 answered..King(baluindeevaram@gmail.com) - 1

Friday, 28 December 2007

Music Quiz 1

1.What has been blanked out?













Stairways To Heaven.













2.Identify.












Jimi Hendrix.

3.Connect:
a)
b)












c)









S & G met in an elementary school, when they both appeared in the school play Alice in Wonderland. Simon was the White Rabbit & Garfunkel, the Cheshire Cat. They formed the group 'Tom & Jerry' before S & G. Their music was featured in the film The Graduate.

4)The easiest question of the quiz.The band?












Metallica.

5)









Identify this place notorious for murders of four teenagers on June 4, 1960. A famous band takes its name from these murders. Gimme the band.(Metalheads should get this one!)

Children Of Bodom. (Place - Lake Bodom).

Scores:
Me-5
Vivek Krishnan-4
VIAC-4
Tathagata(mail)-3

Thursday, 27 December 2007

General Quiz

1) (Sitter) Connect:
a.Harpo Productions
b.Aneres
c.Egroeg Sacul, a minor character in the Star Wars-themed ride Star Tours.

All are ananyms. An ananym is a name which has the letters reversed.
a. Harpo Productions, founded by Oprah Winfrey. "Harpo" is "Oprah" spelled backwards.
b.Aneres, the clothing line designed by Serena Williams. "Aneres" is "Serena" spelled backwards.
c. Filmmaker and Star Wars creator George Lucas, whose name was modified into "Egroeg Sacul"

2)The video of this memorable incident which occurred on September 17, 2007 had more than 4 million views when posted on the internet. This incident led to the creation of a new word. The New Oxford American Dictionary listed this word as one of the words of the year for 2007, popularized by the widespread use of a quote/phrase related to the incident. Also, this quote was named as the most memorable quote of 2007 by the Yale Book of Quotations. Gimme
the word and the phrase.

Incident:University of Florida Taser incident.
Phrase:"Don't tase me, bro!" & the word is 'tase' or 'taze'.

3) Connect:
a)












b)












The connect is Spencer Elden.
Pic a) shows Elden on the cover of cEvin Key’s The Dragon Experience in 2003.
Pic b)shows the band Nirvana..as all know Spencer Elden is the baby who appeared on the iconic cover of Nirvana's album Nevermind.




-->Spencer Elden







4) (Easy One)
ATI : Radeon
NVIDIA:???????

GeForce.

5)Identify (both):



















Thats Walt Disney & Salvador Dali.

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Connect

1.













2.










3.











4.











Answer : Hugo Weaving.

1.Guy Fawkes (V's trademark Guy Fawkes mask in V for Vendetta - Hugo Weaving is V in the movie adaptaion).













2.He voices the Decepticon leader, Megatron in the 2007 movie, Transformers.
3.Weaving's first major role was in the television series Bodyline in 1984, as the English captain, Douglas Jardine. Bodyline was an Australian television miniseries which dramatised the events of the 1932–1933 English Ashes cricket tour of Australia.(Pic of Douglas Jardine, Don Bradman & Harold Larwood. They were the like the main characters).













4.He played the role of the half-elf Elrond in Peter Jackson's three-film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings.(Pic:Elrond, as seen in the 1978 film adaptation.)

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Daddy Of Death Metal - Chuck Schuldiner

\m/ Chuck Schuldiner \m/

Known to many as the founding father of death metal, Chuck Schuldiner's brand of heavy metal opened the doors for a genre that had only been hinted at by efforts from Slayer and Venom. Beginning Death in 1985, the first few demos that leaked out of his Florida home created a strong buzz in the underworld. By 1987 he had managed to release his first album, Scream Bloody Gore, a landmark moment in death metal. Much like Trent Reznor's Nine Inch Nails, Death was merely a name given to his efforts to create the illusion of a band. The other members continually changed, and the band was so influential that entire careers were built out of stints in his touring and recording lineups. He had a very fruitful career working in the metal underground, releasing album after album of brutal death metal as the genre grew up around him. Known for his intense, technically sound playing skills, he managed to be one of the few survivors of the genre's fading popularity during the mid-'90s.


As the decade wound down, Schuldiner received the unfortunate news that he had a brain tumor. Death disbanded and he tried to get treatment, but mounting medical bills and a distinct lack of funds despite his years of making music began to take its toll on him. In a show of support virtually unheard of in the metal world, hundreds of musicians began to flock to his aid, holding benefit concerts and selling items on the eBay website in hopes of helping Schuldiner pay for his treatments. Schuldiner recorded a new album during this period, but at the last minute he decided not to resurrect the Death name and released it under the telling name of Control Denied. His condition worsened, and by 2001 he was bedridden and being taken care of by his mother. Rock artists as diverse as Dave Grohl, Napalm Death, Ozzy Osbourne, and Anthrax stepped up the efforts to earn Schuldiner more money for his medical bills; Grohl even tried to involve him on a metal album he was putting together. But on December 13, 2001, Schuldiner passed away in the afternoon. Perhaps the most appropriate tribute to his lasting influence occurred in the next few weeks, as his official website was flooded with over 14,000 tributes and postings despite virtually no mainstream media sources bothering to report his death.

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