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Can you name this song?

CAN YOU NAME THIS SONG?

Can you name this song?

Can you name this song?

I removed any mentions of its title, then ran the rest of the lyrics through Wordle. Can you name it?

Need a hint? Leave a comment.

[Clouded Lyrics] June 27, 2009

CAN YOU NAME THIS SONG?

Late, but sneaking this in on Saturday under the wire. (Note: I’m having a hard time coming up with an idea for post titles that don’t give the game away. Year the song came out? A couple of words from the lyric? Witty responses? Suggestions?)

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I removed any mentions of its title, then ran the rest of the lyrics through Wordle. Can you name it?

How hard was this? [ratings]

LAST WEEK’S LYRICS …

Do you know what song this is?

What song is it? As Jen well knew, it’s Helen Reddy’s anthem “I Am Woman.”

Clouded Lyrics for June 13, 2009

TODAY’S LYRICS

Can you name this song?

I’ve removed any mentions of the title and run the rest of the lyrics through a word cloud. Can you name this song?

How hard was this? [ratings]

PREVIOUSLY

Last Saturday’s lyrics:

Can you name this song?

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Trivia quiz: Magic Words

Featured as round 1 at the Old Pequliar on June 2, 2009

(While researching this round, I came across Craig Conley’s Magic Words: A Dictionary, which I didn’t read ahead of time but have found very enjoyable since. Recommended for the incantophile!)

1) What Washington city is mentioned in the witch doctor’s spell in the 1958 song “Witch Doctor”?

2) Sesame Street’s resident magician, the Amazing Mumford, refers to what popular lunch item as he casts his spells?

3) What Disney movie combining live action and animation features the spell “Filigree, apogee, pedigree, perigee”?

4) Jambi the Genie said “Mekka-lekka-hi, mekka-hiney-ho” when granting wishes on what kids’ show?

5) If you’re dueling with Dumbledore and he casts “expelliarmus” on you, what will you do?

6) What magical acronym from comics became a catchphrase for Gomer Pyle?

7) What two-word incantation is the title of a Kurt Vonnegut novel and the name of the magician’s rabbit on Frosty the Snowman?

8) “Sarsaparilla,” “Saskatchewan,” “septuagenarian,” “saddle soap” … what magic word is on the tip of Hassan’s tongue in a popular Bugs Bunny short?

9) How does DC comics magician Zatanna usually transform ordinary English words into magic words?

10) What popular magic word begins phrases including “send me someone to love,” “Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em,” and “don’t squeeze the Charmin”?

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Saturday Is Mystery Lyrics Day: June 6, 2009

I hereby decree Saturday “Mystery Lyrics Day” on Quiz Quiz Bang Bang. And not just today, this Saturday — every Saturday.

(Down side: no more using these as a quick alternative to a real Question of the Day.)

THE SONG

Can you name this song?
(Click for a closer view.)

THE DEAL

This is all the lyrics of a song, minus any mentions of the title, enclouded by Wordle. The bigger the word, the more it appears in the song.

Can you name the song and the artist?

TODAY’S QUESTION:

What rock icon topped music charts around the world in 2002 with a single co-credited to Dutch musician Junkie XL?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER:

What song is this?

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TODAY’S QUESTION:

What song is this?

What song is this? I plugged all the lyrics — minus any appearances of the title — into Wordle, and this is what came out.

Can you identify this rock ‘n’ roll classic?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER:

The question: What 1997 hit was bitterly described as “the best song Jagger and Richards have written in 20 years”?

The answer:
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Trivia quiz: The Duality of Man

Round 6 at the Old Pequliar on April 7, 2009

Theme of the round: All about duos.

1) What Disney movie has a direct-to-video sequel wherein one of the main characters “has a glitch”?

2) What TGIF comedy on ABC featured Kelly Ripa as one of the title characters?

3) What literary detectives cracked the cases of the Tower Treasure, the Mystery of Cabin Island, and the Missing Chums, among many others?

4) “The Mac Dad will make you jump jump” and “the Daddy Mac will make you jump jump” according to the 1992 hit by what group?

5) If last names had been used in the title, what 1986 biopic about a doomed love affair would’ve been called Ritchie and Spungen?

6) Frank Sinatra pulled some strings to reunite what comedy team on a televised benefit for the Muscular Dystrophy Association?

7) What gourmet grocery store first opened in SoHo in 1977, but hasn’t gotten any closer to Seattle than the Napa Valley?

8) Before they become a Saturday Night Live star and a Mystery Man, what comedy duo had their own Nickelodeon sitcom and starred in Good Burger?

9) The 1962 film Send Me No Flowers was the last of three films featuring what popular on-screen couple?

10) “A bad imitation of Peter Lorre” hangs out with “an amped-up Larry Fine” according to the voice actors behind what zany cartoon duo?

ANSWERS:

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TODAY’S QUESTION:

What unusual distinction do Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Do the Right Thing, Fargo, and Toy Story have in common?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER:

What song is this?

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TODAY’S QUESTION:

Lyrics word clouds are back!

I’ve taken the lyrics to a popular song, removed the title if it appeared in them, and run the rest through Wordle to create a word cloud.

Do you recognize this song?

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PREVIOUS ANSWER:

What famous French quotation was featured in the paintings known as The Treachery of Images?

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