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Poll #696994 For those in the know, the title episode predicted the future

Which city in Nevada is the self-styled "Gambling Capital of the World?"

One of the most popular gambling games is a card game which has two basic forms, called "draw" and "stud." What is the game?

Name the gambling game in which a ball is dropped onto a spinning horizontal wheel divided into 37 or 38 colored and numbered slots.

The name of the English card game pontoon probably derives from the French name for the game. What is the French name?

What is the word for someone in a casino who presides over a gaming-table, collecting the stakes, dealing the cards, paying the winners, etc.? It comes from a French word for someone who rides pillion on a horse.

In horse racing, an accumulator bet is normally made on at least how many races?

The most popular gambling card game in Europe has a name which is the French word for "railroad." What is this game called?

In a letter in 1783, which famous American described gambling as "the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief?"

Who wrote the 1875 novel "The Way We Live Now," which portrays a society in which gambling - on the Stock Exchange and in the gentlemen's club - has become a dominant activity?

Name the Chinese gambling game in which a pile of coins or counters is placed under a bowl and bets are made on what the remainder will be after they have been divided by four.



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online_stalker
Mar. 24th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC)
i may not know many answers to the quizzes, but i do know my simpsons!
this is anastasia! she loves show business! so much nicer than the savagery of the jungle, ja?
delascabezas
Mar. 24th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC)
bless your black heart
all those years ago, and they predicted the savagery which came to pass. that is good television! also the episode with robert goulet, and the one when burns becomes a germphobe. one of my favs! close to tomacco status in my book.
online_stalker
Mar. 24th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
your manager says for you to SHUT UP!
$pringfield has long been my all-time favorite simpsons episode, which is why i couldn't wait for season five to come out on dvd.

"ya gotta improvise: cloves, tom collins mix, frozen pie crust..."
dawestruck
Mar. 24th, 2006 02:50 pm (UTC)
Re: your manager says for you to SHUT UP!
Cape Feare has always been my personal favorite. Also from season 5. The Sherry Bobbins episode is up there too, as well as Tomacco.
misterpardonme
Mar. 24th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
Re: bless your black heart
on the audio commentary for the episode where guntar and ernst get mauled, the writers make mention of their sad prescience. But they deny that guntar and ernst are in ANY way based on sigfried and roy, naturally.
misterpardonme
Mar. 24th, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)
hey, what's with the new LJ username?
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