"When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead"

"When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead"
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Monday 10/31
Category: 19th CENTURY QUOTATIONS

Clue:"In this sense, the theory of" this group "may be summed up in the single sentence:  abolition of private property"

Answer:  Who are the Communists ?


Monday 10/24
Category: U.S. CITIES
Clue: Of the top 10 cities in population within city limits, this one of 1.4 million is the only state capital
Answer:  Where is Phoenix, Az ?

Tuesday 10/25
Category: CLASSIC GAMES
Clue: Monopoly creator Charles Darrow's sole quote in "The Yale Book of Quotations" includes this 3-digit number

Answer: What is 200?



Wednesday 10/26
Category: DEATH OF AN AUTHOR
Clue: In 1940 at age 44 he died of a heart attack at his Hollywood home while reading his Princeton Alumni Weekly
Answer:  Who was F. Scott Fitzgerald?



Thursday 10/27
Category: MOVIES
Clue: The villain's visage in this movie series was partly chosen due to its likeness to an 1893 work by a Norwegian artist
Answer:  What are the "Scream" movies ?


Friday 10/28
Category:  INVENTORS
Clue:  In 1823 this Scot obtained a patent for a process that made silk, paper & "other substances impervious to water and air"
Answer:  Who was Charles MacIntosh ?





Monday 10/17
Category: 2011 EVENTS

Clue: To mark an historic visit, on May 17 an Irish Army band played this song, followed by Ireland's anthem
Answer:  What is 'God Save the Queen'?  she ain't a human being


Tuesday 10/18
Category: FOREIGN-BORN INVENTORS
Clue: His 1922 New York Times obituary mentions that his patent no. 174,465 "has been called the most valuable patent ever issued"

Answer:  Who was Alexander Graham Bell?

Wednesday 10/19
Category: THE 20TH CENTURY
Clue: In the 1940s Franklin Roosevelt coined this term in reference to all the countries allied against the Axis powers
Answer:  What are the United Nations ?

Thursday 10/20
Category: TOP OF THE POP CHARTS
Clue: In 1978 he replaced his brothers at No. 1, who then replaced him; one of the brothers was a writer on all 3 songs
Answer:  Who was Andy Gibb ?


Friday 10/21
Category: CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Clue: In the original 1883 work, this title character kills a talking cricket, has his feet burned off & nearly starves
Answer:  What is 'Pinocchio' ?






Monday 10/10
Category: The Revolutionary War

Clue: He was executed in 1780 & buried in Tappan, New York; his remains were moved to Westminster Abbey in 1821


Answer:  Who was Major John Andr√©?  he was the head of brit army intelligence, who ran benedict arnold (and probably banged arnold's wife).






Tuesday 10/11
Category:  19th CENTURY LITERATURE

Clue: " 'How are you getting on?' said" this animal character, "as soon as there was mouth enough for it to speak with"

Answer:  Who is the Cheshire Cat?

Wednesday 10/12
Category: ART & STATE CAPITALS
Clue:  The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, home to the largest permanent collection of her works, is in this state capital

Answer:  Where is Santa Fe, New Mexico ?


Thursday 10/13
Category: THE OSCARS
Clue:  This performer is the only person to win Oscars for acting & also songwriting

Answer:  Who is Barbara Streisand ?


Friday 10/14
Category: THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE
Clue: This nation lost its direct access to the Pacific around 1880 but retains a navy that now patrols its rivers & a large lake
Answer:  Where is Bolivia ?



Monday 10/3
Category:  REMEMBERING U.S. HISTORY
Clue: Issued in 2011, a stamp commemorating the 150th anniversary of a major event in U.S. history depicts this stronghold

Answer:  Where is Fort Sumter?


Tuesday 10/4
Category:  EUROPEAN TRAVEL &  TOURISM

Clue:  Visited by 15 million people a year, this spot in Britain honors an 1805 battle fought elsewhere


Answer:  Where is Trafalgar Square?



Wednesday 10/5
Category:  LITERARY TITLE CHARACTERS
Clue: He gave his horse a name that partly means "nag" in Spanish; the name he gave himself refers to a piece of armor


Answer:  Who is Don Quixote?  and i thought his name refers to a breakfast favorite.  (quick-oats)



Thursday 10/6
Category: OSCAR NOMINATIONS
Clue: The only time 3 actors from the same movie were nominated for best actor was for this high seas film

Answer:  What is Mutiny on the Bounty ?



Friday 10/7
Category: ROYALTY
Clue: The son of an Oscar winner, this prince is also a 5-time Olympian

Answer:  Who is Prince Albert of Monaco ?  (Grace Kelly and Prince Ranier's son)















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