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In the early ’80s, Wayne Isham was the lucky guy who had to scrape up all the wax after the video shoot for what song?

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What country’s police force is known as the Garda?

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What song comes between “Straight Outta Compton” and “Gangsta Gangsta” on the album Straight Outta Compton, and shares its name with a refrain in the song “Cop Killer”?

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What comedy team appeared with Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle in the silent era, but didn’t meet Abbott and Costello until 1955?

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Music quiz: Songs from Noah’s playlist

If Noah, famous nice guy and ark-builder, had an iPod, what would he listen to?

Here are short clips of 11 songs that all – if you think about them right – have something to do with Noah. Name the title and the artist of each song for full credit.

Music quiz: Noah’s ark playlist by scarequotes

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Quiz: Do you remember 2011?

My final regular hosting gig at the Old Pequliar (“Seattle’s Brainiest Trivia Night”) was January 3, and was my annual year-in-review quiz. Here’s a selection of questions adapted from that quiz – were you on my wavelength in 2011?

The Year in Twitter

  • In early May, Sohaib Athar  tweeted “Go away helicopter, before I take out my giant swatter.” What city does he live in?
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  • What company denied negotiating with Jason Castillo for his twitter handle, stating that they were not yet “getting into the minutiae of marketing”?
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  • Who joined Twitter in June, saying in his first tweet: “Dear friends, I just launched News.va. Praised be our lord Jesus Christ!”
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  • Who received a firestorm of criticism after he tweeted, in response to Ryan Dunn’s death, that “friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive”?
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  • When David Wiggs complained that a White House briefing was dull, the White House responded with a link to what popular destination?
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What unusual circumstance do these people have in common?

  • Will Arnett
  • Steve Carell
  • Billy Connolly
  • Nikki Cox
  • Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Donna Dixon
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Elisabeth Moss
  • Gene Wilder

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Q: What character visits the land of the Soviets, the Congo, America, the Moon, and Tibet, and uncovers the secret of the Unicorn?

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Q: What Catch-22 character resembles Henry Fonda, and thanks to an IBM computer with a sense of humor, outranks Captain Aardvark but is outranked by Lieutenant Colonel Korn?

Theme: Johnny Two Times. The answer repeats a word or phrase.

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Q: What Dutch company marketed its products in the US with the slogan “the number one-one GPS-S in the world-world”?

Theme: Johnny Two Times. The answer repeats a word or phrase.

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