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God Level.

November 29, 2009 1 comment

Identify the cast and crew (1)and connect to the lady (2).

Cracked only by Champakali.Brilliant!

Answer: That was the cast and crew of Sita Sings the Blues and Annette Hanshaw,whose songs were used in the film leading to the copyright issues.

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Teen Spirit.

November 28, 2009 4 comments

(1) is has been in the midst of some celebration for sometime now. The box set (2), and the merchandise (3) are sort of part of that celebration.

Name the music group and put id for all. For bonus points, name the guy you see on the merchandise.

Cracked by Nishanth raman, VarunG, NitishK & Woenvu.,

Answer:  Artist: Pixies  and quoting Nishanth “1. – Doolittle 2. – Minotaur 3. – Death To The Pixies Merchandise . Bonus Question – Iconic early Pixies image of a slumped over Black Francis.”

Categories: Music

Double Dipper.

November 27, 2009 4 comments

2 questions for today:

1. Three great legends from different fields came together for one common purpose. Who/ what?

2. A device that was auctioned recently, was put to use over 70 years ago. Identify it.

Then tell me, how the 2nd answer connects to one of the people in the 1st pic.

2.

Cracked completely by ManishA & NitishK.

Answer: Wilt Chamberlain, Arnold Schwarzenneger and Andre the Giant who acted together in Conan the Destroyer. 2. The original ‘device’used for the title character in King Kong.

For the connection, the popular answer was: Andre the Giant fought Kingkong Bundy,but what I originally had thought of asking was the fact that both KingKong and Andre the Giant were given the nickname: “Eighth Wonder of the World“, but I still give the points for the previous answer.

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On mugs and tees.

November 27, 2009 5 comments

The person (1) created many things that are familiar to us. 3 of his creations are shown here (2,3 &4). His most famous creation was inspired by something that is popularly mocked by things like (5).

Put id for all. And if you really want me to like you, tell me what 4 was the logo for. 🙂

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5.

Cracked by ManishA, NitishK, Pod, Santosh & woenvu.

Answer: Milton Glaser, co-founder of New York magazine, creator of the iconic Bob Dylan Poster, and most famously the ILoveNewYork image, which was inspired by Virginia is for Lovers campaign, which in turn was parodied by Maryland is for crabs.

4. Johnny DC, original mascot / logo of DC Comics, from where the DC Bullet logo originated. Cracked only by Pod

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It happens here first.

November 25, 2009 1 comment

Sounds a bit complicated, but I promise you its verrry interesting.

(1) Shows 3 great people meeting each other. 2 famous people on the sides, and in the middle a person who is said to be the first in his profession in Bollywood.

(2) Another significant person in the same profession, who coined a famous term to describe one of the gentlemen in (1).

The last 3 visuals connect to two more terms in entertainment that another person in the same profession, coined.

Question:  Put funda, wherever possible.

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2.

NitishK was the only one to crack it. Brilliant!

Answer: 1. V.P.Sathe was the first PRO <public relations officer> in Bollywood. In (1) he is seen with K.A.Abbas & Raj Kapoor, with whom he worked for many years 2. Bunny Reuben coined the term ‘Showman’ for Raj Kapoor. K.Razdan coined the term ‘Superstar’ for Dharmendra <apparently the 1st ever usage of such a term anywhere in the world>, after the success of Haathi mere Saathi and Aradhana. He was also the first to use the name ‘Dreamgirl’ for Hema Malini. link

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Groucho’s sister.

November 25, 2009 5 comments

The women in the white have jus returned but the woman in the black tells one of them to go back to her people.

Who is the lady who goes back / how is she relevant in popular culture?

Cracked by Anurag, Nitish, VarunS, VarunG & CnTDumb.

Answer: William Blake’s painting – Ruth staying back with Naomi while Orpah leaves them. Oprah Winfrey is named after her <initially her name was supposed to have been Oprah>.

Categories: Television

Comes back to us, immediately.

November 23, 2009 4 comments

Connect, the story (1) to the people (2) to the event (3).

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Cracked by VarunG, VarunS, CntDumb & Arun.

Answer: Instant Karma! by John Lennon. The Shining takes its title from a line from the song <wiki:King has said he was going to call the book The Shine, before realizing that “shine” has been used as a derogatory term for Black people>. Ehsaan and Loy <and not Shankar Mahadevan> formed a group named after the song which gave us remixes like Dil Kya Kare and Bahon Mein Chale aao. The Make Some Noise Project by Amnesty International released an album – Instant Karma – a compilation album of various artists covering songs of John Lennon to benefit AIl’s campaign to alleviate the crisis in Darfur.

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