Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Social > Jet Blast
Reload this Page >

Winter is icumen in...

Jet Blast Topics that don't fit the other forums. Rules of Engagement apply.

Winter is icumen in...

Old 15th Dec 2014, 01:22
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: CYZV
Age: 73
Posts: 1,259
Winter is icumen in...

...Lhude sing Goddam.

Evening (morning) all. A quiz for the winter solstice.

Rules

1...The quiz will be posted on Saturday or Sunday evening, my time.

2...Answers are worth a point apiece, except some questions may ask for additional info worth extra points.

2a...There are musical clues scattered throughout the quiz (in groups of 5 or 10). Identify the song and artist from the clue supplied.

3...Until the first set of answers have been posted players are restricted to one post apiece, containing as many answers as they like. Additional posts will be ignored and edited posts will be disqualified. After the first answers have been compiled, all restrictions are cancelled (free for all). Google is verboten.

4...The judge's decision is final


1...Veronica Bennett, Estelle Bennett and Nedra Talley were collectively known as what musical group?
The Ronettes - Ogre
Bonus point, which one of their songs was covered by John Lennon?
Be My Baby

2...What band was Fred Waring the leader of and what kitchen appliance did he invent?
Waring blender - LW50
His Pennsylvanians
Bonus point, which Linda Ronstadt hit mentions the invention?
Poor Pitiful Me - LW50

3...Name the lawyer in the comic strip The Wizard Of Id.
Larsen E. Pettifogger - Ascend Charlie
I'll remember that question AC. You, of course, will be barred from answering.
Have a point for who he's based on RD.

4...What was the name of Quick Draw McGraw's alter ego and what did he call his guitar?
El Kabong - LW50
His kabonger

5...Canoe U is a popular name for which US institution?
US Naval Academy - Fox3

6...What addictive drug is named for Jean Nicot de Villemain?
Nicotine - RD

7...In which direction does the Statue of Liberty face?
East - Ogre

8...Name the children's poem inspired by Mary Tyler.
Mary Had A Little Lamb - Ascend Charlie

9...Point each, name the six Nobel Prize categories.
Peace, chemistry, physics, physiology and medicine, literature, economics - Fox3

10..What is the Bismillah
The words used to begin each chapter of the Qur'an - Fox3
TTN have a point for my misspelling of the word.

11..Put your words into the fire watch them burn your heart's desire...
Words In The Fire/Patrick Watson - Fitter2

12..New blood joins this earth and quickly he's subdued...
The Unforgiven/Metallica - RD

13..I'll make you happy baby just wait and see...
Be My Baby/Ronettes - Fitter2

14..I close my eyes begin to pray then tears of joy stream down my face...
Arms Wide Open/Creed - RD

15..Sing out so I can finally breathe in I can take in all you say...
Hidden Away/Josh Groban - Fitter2
Beautiful song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnPI...=RDMnPICiigM5Q

16..What appeared for the first time in rooms of the Superior Hotel in Iron Mountain, Montana, in 1908?
Gideon Bibles - wings

17..American Joseph Lawrence invented this product but he named it for Englishman Sir Joseph Lister.
Listerine - RD

18..Bellysinkers, doorknobs and burl cakes are more commonly known as what?
Donuts - reynoldsno1

19..Who are Gruffi, Cubbi, Tummi, Zummi, Sunni, Gusto and Grammi?
Gummi Bears - Ogre

20..What baby shellfish is known as a spat?
An oyster - SRT

21..The Great Charter of the Liberties of England is also known as what?
(Be specific.)
Magna Carta - Fox3
I would not have accepted the Magna Carta.

22..What golf club did Alan Shepard use on the moon?
6-iron - LW50

23..He called her Kat and she called him Pug. Point each for who.
Lord and Lady Churchill
Whoever answered ST and KH, I'll have to use that one next quiz.

24..What was James Hoffa's middle name?
Riddle - Fitter2

25..Point each, name the only gemstone comprised of a single element and which element is it?
Diamond/carbon - RD

26..Devil lives inside the icehouse...
Icehouse/Flowers (Icehouse) - Fitter2

27..Friday night it was late and I was walking you home...
Reminiscing/LRB - Cooda

28..On a bone dry farm whose soil cried out for water...
Now I'm Easy/Eric Bogle
Fitter I'll give you a point for Tommy Makem since I've heard him sing it

29..The 6th Battalion was the next to tour and it was me who drew the card...
I Was Only 19/Redgum - Cooda

30..No stop signs speed limit nobody's gonna slow me down...
Highway To Hell/AC/DC - RD

31..Point each, name Paul Kelly's band and what was it renamed for American airplay?
Coloured Girls - Cooda
The Messengers

32..This is the audience's answer:
"No way, get fd, fk off!"
Point each, what was the musical question and who asked it?
Am I ever going to see your face again/The Angels - Cooda
I'll give you the Angels, I had Nick Cave.

33..What musical group is known colloquially as accadacca?
AC/DC - Cooda

34..Point each, name the first Australian rock single to be recorded in the Aboriginal language and by what group.
Jailanguru Pakarnu (Out From Jail)/Warumpi Band

35..Point each, why did the Australian group Flowers change their name and to what?
Flowers was the name of another group/Icehouse - Cooda

36..Point each, what country's independence was secured from what country by the 1920 Treaty of Tartu?
Finland from Russia - Fox3

37..Why has Malcolm Young taken permanent departure from AC/DC?
He is suffering from dementia - Cooda
One is tempted to ask an impertinent question here...

38.."The mites go up as the tights come down" refers to what geological formations.
Stalagmites and stalactites - Cooda

39..Name the Canadian female artist who is also a honourary colonel in the RCAF.
Liona Boyd - Cornish-stormrider
Ogre go wash your keyboard with Lysol.

40..Danish pastries are called Vienna bread in what country?
Danmark

41..12 hours out of Mackinaw City I stopped in a bar to have a brew...
Roll Me Away/Bob Seger - Fox3
Anyone who likes Bob Seger can't be all bad. ;-)

42..And she lets the river answer that you've always been her lover...
Suzanne/Leonard Cohen - SRT

43..My name is Dodge...
Cold Missouri Waters/James Keelaghan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dztj4X3fQps

44..Your lack of ego offends male mentality...
Little Baby Nothing/Manic Street Preachers - Fitter2

45..Here's a rabbit's foot take it when you go...
Love And Happiness/Emmylou Harris & Mark Knopfler - Cooda

46..Technically speaking there are only 46 US states, the other 4 are Commonwealths. Point each, name 'em.
Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia - RD
Massachusetts - Fox3

47..A Bilateral Periorbital Hematoma is better known as a what?
A black eye - Fox3

48..This beverage was originally called Patio Diet Cola. What is it now known as?
Diet Pepsi

49..What beverage was originally called Bib-label Lithiated Lemon Lime Soda?
7UP - Fox3

50..Point each, what type of aircraft was N950PB and what was it better known as?
DC-9/Big Bunny - Fitter2
Bonus point, what colour was it?
All black with a white Playboy logo on the fin - CP
Connie I thought it was Continental who crewed it.

51..I heard the sidewalk Santa say Merry Christmas Merry Christmas...
Calling On Mary/Aimee Mann

52..'Twas the night before Christmas 40 below...
Snoopy's Christmas - RD
The Royal Guardsmen

53..Pretty soon old Santa began to feel the heat...
Six White Boomers/Rolf Harris - Ascend Charlie

54..Hark now hear the angels sing new king born today...
Mary's Boy Child/Boney M - RD
Fitter have a point for Harry Belafonte 'cause that's who I had.

55..Close your eyes listen to the skies...
Old Toy Trains/Roger Miller

56..Hark how the bells sweet silver bells...
Carol Of The Bells - RD
I like Annie Lennox' version.

57..Prospero aco y Feliciad...
Feliz Navidad/Jose Feliciano - RD

58..When I was small I believed in Santa Claus...
Father Christmas/Kinks - md787

59..No more trouble in this town silent night for a change...
Boots/The Killers

60..Who wears boots and a suit of red...
Must Be Santa/Bob Dylan

61..Canada is the world's second largest exporter of red meat. Who is the first?
Australia

62..Canada has the world's second highest potable water quality. Who is first?
Finland - Fox3

63..If a camel has two humps it is a bactrian camel. If it has one hump what is it?
A dromedary - SRT

64..The world's coldest National Capital is Ulan Bator. What is the second coldest?
Ottawa - GOF

65..In Swedish it goes "Voff-voff", in Chinese "Wang-wang." What does it go in English?
Bow-wow - SRT

66..The largest Polish-speaking city in the world is Warsaw. Name the second largest?
Chicago - RD
New York also claims the title but I don't know any Polish people in NYC.

67..An exocannibal will eat only what and an indocannibal will eat only what?
Exo eats enemies, indo eats friends - Fox3
Close enough Fox3.

68..What is the westernmost state in the US?
Alaska - Fox3
Bonus point, what is the easternmost?
Alaska - Fitter2
Gotcha!

69..The first ever sound recording by Thomas Edison in 1877 was a nursery rhyme. Which one?
Mary Had A Little Lamb - reynoldsno1

70..Besides salt and pepper, name the three main ingredients in a Hangtown Fry?
Eggs, bacon and oysters

71..In local parlance they are called bald peanuts. How are they cooked?
Boiled (bald) - RD

72..Who was Harald Jager?
The STASI officer who first opened his gate in the Berlin Wall - Fitter2
We cdon't care about the rest do we Fitter?

73..What American military academy was designed - and it's construction overseen - by Polish volunteer Anderzej Kosciuszko?
West Point - LW50

74..What popular space opera featured a theremin in the opening theme music?
Star Trek - RD

75..What was Jimmy Buffet hoping to find in Margaritaville?
His salt shaker - RD

76..Where did Johnny Cash propose to June Carter?
Onstage at a concert in London ON

77..Who is Ded Moroz and in what country is he celebrated?
Grandfather Frost/Russia - Fox3

78..Some of what Beatles' song lyrics are part of a Sandskrit meditation?
Across The Universe - B. Frazer
Bonus point, what are the words?
Jai guru deva um
SRT have a point for My Sweet Lord, but that was George Harrison. If nobody gets the question I'll award you another point.

79..What Prince song beat out Ghostbusters, She Bop and Born In The USA to become the #1 American song of 1984?
When Doves Cry - Fox3

80..In 1983 this song became the first song by a black performer to be put into rotation on MTV. Point each...
Beat It - RD
The Gloved one - Fox3
Bonus point, who played lead guitar on it?
Eddy Van Halen - RD

Bonus question: The website wwwdotjayskidsdotcom was established to track down the more than 50 children fathered by this eccentric American singer after his death.
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Fitter2
Agreed Fitter, he was a prolific sod, wunt he? I saw him once in Cleveland OH. What a show!

Last edited by pigboat; 17th Dec 2014 at 23:39.
pigboat is offline  
Old 15th Dec 2014, 01:57
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Darwin, NT, Australia
Posts: 727
Hi piggy

27..Friday night it was late and I was walking you home...Reminiscing Little River Band

29..The 6th Battalion was the next to tour and it was me who drew the card... I was Only 19 - Redgum

31..Point each, name Paul Kelly's band and what was it renamed for American airplay? Coloured Girls.....Dots?

32..This is the audience's answer:
"No way, get fd, fk off!"
Point each, what was the musical question and who asked it?

Am I ever going to see your face again? The Angels (Doc Neeson)

33..What musical qroup is known colloquially as accadacca? ACDC

34..Point each, name the first Australian rock single to be recorded in the Aboriginal language and by what group. Treaty

35..Point each, why did the Australian group Flowers change their name and to what? Icehouse so as not to conflict with US Band Flowers


37..Why has Malcolm Young taken permanent departure from AC/DC? Dementia?

38.."The mites go up as the tights come down" refers to what geological formations. Stalactities and Stalagmites
CoodaShooda is offline  
Old 15th Dec 2014, 02:04
  #3 (permalink)  
Wherefore Art I?
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Near the pointy end... But not TOO near...
Age: 51
Posts: 82
3 - used to know this, but he's based on WC Fields...

6 - nicotine

10 - someplace they "will not let you go (let me go!)!"

12 - Unforgiven, Metallica

14 - Arms Wide Open, Creed

17 - Listerine

25 - diamond, carbon

27 - Reminiscing (I forget the artist)

30 - Highway to Hell, AC/DC

33 - AC/DC

38 - Stalagmites, Stalactites

46 - Pennsylvania, Virginia, Louisiana, Kentucky

54 - Mary's Boy Child, Boney M

56 - Carol of the Bells, various artists

66 - would that be Chicago?

74 - Star Trek?

75 - his lost shaker of salt

80 - Beat It, Eddie Van Halen

That's it for me! Thanks, Piggy!

RD
Romeo Delta is offline  
Old 15th Dec 2014, 02:20
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,897
5. US Naval Academy, Annapolis
7. Southeast? Downstream of the Hudson anyway.
9.Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Economics, Literature, Peace
10. In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
21. Magna Carta
37. Dementia
38. Stagmites and Stalactites - limestone deposits "'g's on the ground, 'c's on the ceiling"
41. Roll me Away - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
46. Massachusetts and Virginia are two.
47. Black eye?
61. Brazil?
68.
West: Alaska
East: Maine
75. His lost shaker of salt!
77. Grandfather Frost - Russia
79. When Doves Cry
Fox3WheresMyBanana is offline  
Old 15th Dec 2014, 02:33
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 1,293
18. Bellysinkers, doorknobs and burl cakes Doughnuts

69..The first ever sound recording by Thomas Edison in 1877 was a nursery rhyme. Which one? Mary Had a Little Lamb
reynoldsno1 is offline  
Old 15th Dec 2014, 07:25
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Planet Tharg
Posts: 2,471
19. Country Bears

20. Oyster

42. Suzanne - Leonard Cohen

63. Dromedary

65. Bow-Wow/Woof-Woof

78. My Sweet Lord - Hare Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama
Solid Rust Twotter is offline  
Old 15th Dec 2014, 08:57
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: The Fletcher Memorial Home
Age: 54
Posts: 302
Only a couple here:

1...Ronettes

5...US Coastguard academy

7...Out to Sea? (East)

9...Peace, Physics, Chemistry, Literature

19..Can't believe to answering this - Gummi bears?

22..7 Iron?

25..Diamond, Carbon

30..Highway to Hell, ACDC

33..ACDC

37..Dementia

38..Stalagmites / Stalagtites

39..Celine Dion

47..Shiner, Black eye

54..Marys boy child, Boney M

63..Dromedary

65..Yo Yo

69..Mary had a little lamb

74..Star Trek

75..Lost shaker of salt
Ogre is offline  
Old 15th Dec 2014, 09:31
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Exiled in England
Age: 43
Posts: 1,016
39. Lorenna Mckennit
cornish-stormrider is offline  
Old 15th Dec 2014, 10:34
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SW England
Age: 72
Posts: 3,755
10 - The Bismallah is the Islamic equivalent of Christening/Baptism.
Tankertrashnav is offline  
Old 15th Dec 2014, 11:06
  #10 (permalink)  

More than just an ATCO
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Up someone's nose
Age: 70
Posts: 1,768
flummoxed for once
Lon More is offline  
Old 15th Dec 2014, 13:14
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: 51.50N 1W (ish)
Posts: 1,012
Without recourse to the interweb thingy,

7- Away from mainland USA

46 - Massachusetts is one of the commonwealths

50 Hugh Hefner's DC9 'Big Bunny'

54 Mary's Boy Child was first released by Harry Belafonte (although covered later by Boney M)

68:
Westernmost US State: Alaska
Easternmost US State: Alaska (It extends past 180W)
Northermost US STate: Alaska again.
Hawaii is the southernmost,

69: Mary had a little lamb
Fitter2 is online now  
Old 15th Dec 2014, 13:59
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: egsh
Posts: 415
19..Who are Gruffi, Cubbi, Tummi, Zummi, Sunni, Gusto and Grammi?
The muslim seven dwarfs. (There are actually eight; Shi-ite as well)

16. Gideon's Bibles
wings folded is offline  
Old 15th Dec 2014, 14:32
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Texas
Age: 60
Posts: 5,361
Having Looked at nobody else's answers ...

2. Poor Pitiful Me: Linda refers to a WaringBlender.
4. El Kabong.

5. Canoe U = United States Naval Academy
6.
Nicotine
7. East

8. Mary Mary Quite Contrary
9. Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Medicine
14. Dreamweaver by Gary Wright (??)
16. Showers

17. Listerine Mouthwash
21. The Magna Carta
22. Six Iron
23. Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey
25. Diamond, Carbon.
27. Reminiscing (Gawd, I hated that song. It was on all of the radiostations ... )
30. Highway to Hell! (I loved that song when it first came out!)
33.
accadacca= AC~DC (I learned that last year on PPRuNe when we discussed somestuff in a thread on the bands alleged break up)
38. Stalagmites and Stalactites, water droplet drop rock formations in caves
46. Commonwealths. Virginia, Massachusettes. (Forget the other two. )

47. Concussion.
49. Fresca
63.
Dromedary
64. Moscow
73. West Point
74. Star Trek
75. His lost shaker of salt.

Lonewolf_50 is offline  
Old 15th Dec 2014, 16:43
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Richmond Texas
Posts: 306
46 Also Kentucky
Flash2001 is offline  
Old 15th Dec 2014, 21:00
  #15 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: CYZV
Age: 73
Posts: 1,259
By the power invested in me by Rule 4, I declare that 24 hours have passed since this quiz was posted.

Initial scores:

RD 22
Fox3 17
Cooda 13
Rusty 6
LW50 5
Fitter2 4
Ogre 3
reynolds 2
Cornish-stormrider 1
TankerTrashNav 1
wings folded 1
LM 1
A point for LM for flummoxed, which is now the official word of the week.
pigboat is offline  
Old 15th Dec 2014, 21:21
  #16 (permalink)  

Aviator Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
Age: 72
Posts: 2,394
50..Point each, what type of aircraft was N950PB and what was it better known as?
DC-9/Big Bunny - Fitter2
Bonus point, what colour was it?
Open
Black with a white bunny painted on the tail.


I have a photo of it with me standing in the main cabin doorway.

By the way, Hefner did not have a full time corporate crew, it was flown by the airline he had contracted with to maintain the aircraft. I think it was Northeastern Airlines, now long gone.
con-pilot is offline  
Old 15th Dec 2014, 21:23
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,897
Having a go at some of the open ones

36. Finland, Russia
49. 7-UP
62 Finland
64. Astana, Kazakhstan (used an Atlas. It's the next capital furthest from a coastline.)
67. Exo- outside their own tribe, Indo-Inside
80. Beat It is Michael Jackson*

Went on a cheap skiing holiday in Andorra in 1984. On the first 3/4 hour transfer to the slope, the coach driver played his bootleg tape of 'Thriller'. On the way back, he played... 'Thriller'. Etc. 10 day holiday.

Last edited by Fox3WheresMyBanana; 15th Dec 2014 at 21:34.
Fox3WheresMyBanana is offline  
Old 15th Dec 2014, 21:26
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Nowhere near Shinbone Waterhole
Posts: 201
50..DC-9/Big Bunny - Fitter2
Bonus point, what colour was it?
Open
Completely black except for Hef's bunny logo on the fin (which was contrast white). DC9-30.



Bugger. Conned...

58..When I was small I believed in Santa Claus...
Open
The Kinks. Can't remember the track. Father Xmas?

52..'Twas the night before Christmas 40 below...
Open
Easy - that was Snoopy v The Red Baron.
mikedreamer787 is offline  
Old 15th Dec 2014, 22:03
  #19 (permalink)  
Tabs please !
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Biffins Bridge
Posts: 707
78 - Across The Universe.
B Fraser is offline  
Old 16th Dec 2014, 03:43
  #20 (permalink)  
Wherefore Art I?
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Near the pointy end... But not TOO near...
Age: 51
Posts: 82
36 - Jetsy and I wracked our brains, and decided to googly it. There are actually two of them, one in October and one in March.

52 - Wasn't that "Snoopy's Christmas?" (aka "Christmas Bells")

57 - Dang... Feliz Navidad, Jose Feliciano

71 - Erm, them'd be BOILED peanuts. A southern delicacy... And they smell NASTY!

72 - wild guess, the creator of Jagermeister?
Romeo Delta is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.