December 30, 2005

Omnia Memia In Tres Partes Divita Est

Lifted from Rachel:

1. Beatles, Stones or Beach Boys? I'm going to be difficult and go with the Beach Boys just because of their very good polyphony. I read somewhere that the Wilson's father was a composer of military band music or some such, which is where they got their knowledge of multipart harmony.

YIPS from Steve: Stones, although they should have an option for John Lee Hooker here.

2. Kant, Hegel, Marx? Pass.

YIPS from Steve: Marx---he's wrong, but always interesting. Kant is annoying as crap (which is why he's so appealing to simplistic humanities types---see my New Year's Resolution above about Being a Dick At Work), and Hegel is incomprehensible, even in German.

3. Cluedo, Monopoly, Scrabble? Dunno what Cleudo is. Monopoly, I suppose, although the greatest board game ever made is Diplomacy.

YIPS from Steve: Clue, although Robbo was extremely close---the best board game of all time is Risk.

4. Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Robert Redford? Paul Newman.

YIPS from Steve: Neuman. Two words: Cool Hand Luke.

Okay, that's three, but you get my point. Redford is a pretty boy, Nicholson an advertisement for new extra strength Thorazine.

5. Bach, Beethoven, Mozart? Tough, tough. Have to go with Bach if pressed, though.

YIPS from Steve: I'm going to have to go with Bach, here, as Catherine was just great in the original Dukes of Hazard. Don't know about the other two---weren't they on Golden Years or something?

6. Australia, Canada, New Zealand? Ere! Is your name not Bruce? That's gonna cause a bit uh confusion.

YIPS from Steve: Advance Australia Fair

Only other country on earth I would want to call home.

7. Groucho, Chico, Harpo? Chico, because of his outstanding piano riffs. Eh, 'ats za mattah for you?

YIPS from Steve: Groucho, only because I'm contentious.

8. Morning, afternoon, evening? Evening.

YIPS from Steve: Evening.

9. Bridge, Canasta, Poker? Eh.

10. Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou? Only ever seen The Big Lebowski, so have to go with the Dude.

YIPS from Steve: The Dude, although Fargo is in its own league.

11. Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau? Locke.

YIPS from Steve: Are you kidding me? Hobbes. I'd pay good money to hear Clint Eastwood read aloud chapter 16 with its "And the life of man, solitary, poor brutish, nasty, and short."

12. Cricket, football (soccer), rugby? Cricket.
YIPS from Steve: rugby.

13. Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte? Jane Austen.

YIPS from Steve: Grrrr......Jane Austen.

14. Parker, Gillespie, Monk? Gillespie.

15. Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham? Pass.

16. Cheers, Friends, Seinfeld? Seinfeld. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

YIPS from Steve: Cheers. But the correct answer is "Night Court."

17. Henry Fonda, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart? Have to go with Cary, despite having realized half way through My Favorite Wife that it was just a rehash of The Awful Truth. And Jimmy comes a very close second.

YIPS from Steve: Mah-mah-Mary?

18. France, Germany, Italy? Italy.

YIPS from Steve: Screw em all, frickin' fascists.

19. Apple, orange, banana? Banana.

YIPS from Steve: apples.

20. Statham, Tyson, Trueman? Dunno. Who?

21. Rio Bravo, El Dorado, Rio Lobo? Of course, it's the same damn movie done three times. Going with El Dorado for the sake of Robert Mitchum.

22. Katharine Hepburn, Meryl Streep, Ingrid Bergman? The divine Kate, of course.

YIPS from Steve: Duh.

23. Chinese, Indian, Thai? Eh, Chinese, although I'm not much of a fan of any of them.

24. Handel, Scarlatti, Vivaldi? Handel.

25. Oasis, Radiohead, Blur? I don't know what this means.

26. Fawlty Towers, The Young Ones, Yes Minister? Fawlty Towers. Only don't mention the war!

YIPS from Steve: By a mile.

27. Chekhov, Ibsen, Shaw? Shaw.

YIPS from Steve: Well, I'm more of a Sulu guy, but I can go with Chekov here.

28. American football, baseball, basketball? Baseball.

29. FDR, JFK, Bill Clinton? FDR. This is a serious choice?

YIPS from Steve: Please---FDR.

30. Lenin, Luxemburg, Trotsky? Pass. Communist dirt bags.

YIPS from Steve: Trotsky, if only because he was the first to die. I went to a costume party in college dressed as Trotsky, and let me tell you, it's not easy getting a fake ice-pick in your head....

31. Paris, Rome, New York? Roma.

32. Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Steinbeck? Fitzgerald.

33. Blue, green, red? Blue.

34. Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, West Side Story? Pass. I don't really like musicals.

YIPS from Steve: "I've got a horse right here, her name is Gueniverre, and a guy who says when the weather is clear...."

35. J.S. Mill, John Rawls, Robert Nozick? J.S. Mill.

YIPS from Steve: Nozick. Anarchy, the State, and Utopia rules.

36. Armstrong, Ellington, Goodman? Goodman.

37. Ireland, Scotland, Wales (at rugby)? Scots Wha Hey!

38. The Sopranos, 24, Six Feet Under? Pass. Never actually watched any of 'em.
39. Friday, Saturday, Sunday? Saturday.
40. Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear? King Lear, prob'ly.
41. Fried, boiled, scrambled (eggs)? Fried.
42. Paths of Glory, Cross of Iron, Saving Private Ryan? Pass. Only ever seen Ryan.
43. England, Australia, West Indies (at cricket)? England.
44. Chabrol, Godard, Truffaut? Eh?
45. Bringing It All Back Home, Blonde on Blonde, Blood on the Tracks? Pass. Don't know what this means.
46. Trains, planes, automobiles? Trains.
47. North By Northwest, Psycho, Vertigo? N by NW.
48. Third, Fourth, Fifth (Beethoven Piano Concerto)? I know it's not his best, but I've always liked the Third.
49. Coffee, tea, chocolate? Coffee. Please. Now.
50. Cardiff, Edinburgh, Dublin? Edinburgh.

Posted by Robert at December 30, 2005 07:12 PM | TrackBack

You know, any meme that references cricket that much needs to have just one answer: Jimminy.

Posted by: beth at December 31, 2005 11:09 AM

Robert: #45 are Bob Dylan albums. I would rank them as follows 1) Blood on the Tracks, 2) Bringing It All Back Home, and 3) Blonde on Blonde. Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands always put me to sleep; the rest of BonB was an acid induced hodge-podge.

Posted by: jd watson at December 31, 2005 03:02 PM

It looks like I'm more of a Steve-o guy than a Robb-o guy. You're right about Risk, right about Night Court, right about Paul Newman.

Posted by: Sobek at January 1, 2006 12:00 PM