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lets shake this shit up a little bit

fill in the blank queez - some are double fill-ins, be sure to answer twice!

Poll #1112291 i know I

George Bernard Shaw was born in ___________.

Walt Disney initially provided the voice for ____________ himself.

_________ is a green liqueur only recently made legal again in the US and the EU.

In Roman numerals, the letter ____________ stands for 500

The chief opera house in Italy is ____________ in ____________ .

Thailand used to be known as ____________ .

Real caviare is obtained from a ____________ .

In Greek mythology, a ____________ was half-human, half-goat

A ____________ is a young salmon returning from the sea to fresh water for the first time

Today, the Nepalese government agreed to abolish the country's 240-year-old ____________ .

Using their ____________ in Paris, the Lumière brothers showed motion pictures to a paying audience for the first time today in ____________ .



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mrshellion
Dec. 28th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
I think I got more right on this one than usual. I knew it was Satyr, but I thought, "I can't be right on that! I don't know Greek Mythology!"

Also, they made real, basement-brewed Absinthe legal in the US?
misterpardonme
Dec. 28th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
i shit the bed on this one big time.

and yes, the FDA or somethign recently gave licenses to two distilleries to make absinthe according to traditional recipes. i think they did so because some eggheads found out that all the hallucination bullshit was just psychosomatic. the fuckups drinking it and claiming all these mystical experiences were really just hammered.

i have drank quite a bit of absinthe in my time and never got any sort of hallucinatory effect. a friend said that you have to drink two drinks each day for a week to let the thujone build up in your system, then on saturday, really let 'er rip on a bender to get your van gogh vision. unfortunately, absinthe tastes like the devils piss and i would rather just pass out with a 40 in my hand than carry out that experiment.
delascabezas
Dec. 28th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
actually?
i had heard that too, but that is just because the levels of thujone in the commercial brands are pretty low. they brew using original recipie, but then they run the shit through the usual process to "refine" it.

the stuff i had back in my goth-club days was what hellion is talking about - basement brewed, wrapped in a towel, and almost as much wormwood oil as booze. it gave me some serious hyper sensory hallucinations, which i have never gotten from any other type of alcohol-related activity.

the stuff i was passing out at g's last house party wasn't as good as it had been billed to be, but i have my eye on a spanish bottle...
misterpardonme
Dec. 28th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
Re: actually?
this conversation is making me quite nauseous.

although the first i ever read of absinthe was a story in maxim in the late 90s about buying bathtub shit from some hippies in brattleboro.
shabbyrosy
Dec. 28th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
i conjecture that my answer to the salmon question is also acceptable!
delascabezas
Dec. 28th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
it would be
if salmoln were the same as trout - they ain't. if you are going UK english on me, i'll let it go, but i am curious where you got the influence to call it that first...
shabbyrosy
Dec. 28th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
ah
i did go UK english on you, inadvertently though. a very good high school friend of mine was an exchange student from the UK and one afternoon gave me an entire lecture on salmon while we were watching the discovery channel. the only words i remember from that lecture were smolt and whitling, so i picked whitling, because frankly i don't recall the difference.
delascabezas
Dec. 28th, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
that is funny
i misread you the first time i saw it, and thought you wrote whiting, and was all ready to go off on you in regards to stupid fish breeds. it took me a minute to think about it after i re-read your answer - that is a cool back story.

the brits pretty much use whitling as a classification of yearling spawning fish, the us, we pretty much only use that to refer to trout, probably because the french were the first ones to coin the name in canadia when they got here.
superspryte
Dec. 30th, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)
I think I did okay here. ^_^ No idea about the salmon one though, but I like fadingembers's answer.
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