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all you people who consider the the mags at the checkout line at the local c-town "educational reading" and don't know Byron from Bradjelina should probably skip this one.

Poll #754629 quiz title

What kind of person is a "buttinski"?

Which dramatist wrote the words "Cowards die many times before their deaths"? Bonus for the work.

What is a "martinet"?

What kind of animal is a "Dutch nightingale"?

The dodo was a large bird native to which country? (hint, it starts with a 'M')

Who wrote the poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" ?

How many faces did the Roman deity Janus have?

What is a "dotard"?

Which American politician was known as "the Illinois gorilla" and "the original gorilla"?

What famous American author's first book was published when he was 18, after running away to Boston, before joining the army? Bonus if you know the title of the book.

When writing in English, what is the name of the dot over the lower-case letter "i"?

Who was the author of the first political cartoon in the US?

As Falstaff would say, if he were me, and alive today:
"There is not enough gin in all of Christendom to temper the embers of my anger, nor drown the flailing of my sorrow."

Enjoy your weekends.


( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 23rd, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
My answer to nr. 4 should be "frog", not "whip" - probably influenced by my earlier answer!
Jun. 23rd, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
you regularly mix up frogs and whips? kinkeh!
Jun. 23rd, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
Re: wow
no - but a martinet is some kind of whip, so I still had "whip" in my head when wanting to type "frog" hahahaha
Jun. 23rd, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC)
bles syour black heart <lj user="online_stalker">
your ranting answers made my day.
to answer your questions, i did not mean to imply you are stupid for reading the aforementioned quality perodicals, simply that if that was the ceiling of your reading level, the content of this queez isin't going to mean much to you.

as to janus, i highly suggest you scope out the wikipedia entry on janus to answer your question regarding relevance.

as to the interview you are talking about, no, i didn't see.
Jun. 23rd, 2006 07:32 pm (UTC)
you win this round, delascabezas
the "janus in popular culture" subheading has forced me to retract my answer to question #7.

i highly suggest you scope out the first ten minutes of the interview on youtube. i don't think her eyelash falls off until the second half-hour, though.

Jun. 23rd, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC)
she looks like a blonde mr. stay puft!
Jun. 23rd, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
Re: gah
please don't insult the marshmallow man like that
Jun. 23rd, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
speaking of brit brit and k-fed
you have to check out the pic of my man k-feds in this week's people magazine. it's my new fave. also, there's a shot of julia roberts looking like a COW.

Jun. 24th, 2006 01:51 am (UTC)
Re: you win this round, delascabezas
Holy bad angle, Batman!
Jun. 23rd, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
Harder than usual. Nice.
Jun. 23rd, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC)
i have a few knuckleballs in the archives. i tend to throw them out when a firday and a bad day juxtapose.
Jun. 23rd, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
Tarnation! I *knew* Ben Franklin was *one* of the answers!
Jun. 26th, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC)
Hey, on Saturday I was talking to this lady who lives in my building and it turns out she is a publicist for a company that does Scavenger Hunts in NYC. I think they might be able to use your talent with the quizerinos (I don't know of a specific opportunity, I just think that what you do for fun in these quizzes is a mesh with what they do). Let me know if you are curious and I will send you her company's web site and her contact info under separate cover.
Jun. 26th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
sure thing
thanks for the hookup. i used to run scavenger hunts in college, they were a gas.
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