THE LOUIS B MAYER KWIZ ANSWER

April 22, 2016

Although Louis said he was honored, he vowed internally to get revenge.

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THE LOUIS B MAYER KWIZ

April 21, 2016

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When informed that he had been the inspiration for the Penguin in Batman comics, Louis said:

a. ‘Wack Wack Wack Wack Wack.’

b. ‘I’m honored.’

c. ‘Let the games begin.’

d. ‘Antarctica, here I come!’

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PINK AND WHITE

April 20, 2016

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pink and white had a fight

and when they were finished and done

white and pink shared a drink

and agreed that neither had won

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MY REPORT ON SPINES

April 19, 2016

Spines

Spines are very useful. They are also very important. If we didn’t have spines, our bodies would droop. Spines can also be something else, like sharp prickles. You could get stabbed if you’re not careful. Spines are very important in our human society. They help us look around by having our heads up high. Without spines, there would be trouble. And so, in conclusion, spines are important and help us.

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THE SUN CHASER

April 18, 2016

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One day a long time ago Simple Septimus, the stable boy, asked his master, ‘What is the sun?’

‘A great ball of fire,’ replied the master.

‘Where does it go at night?’ said Septimus.

‘Underneath to its golden palace where it rests and takes refreshment. Now get back to work,’ said the master.

I would like to see that palace, thought Septimus. The door to Underneath must be over the mountain there where the sun goes down.

Without another thought, for more than a single thought was rarely entertained by Septimus, he marched from the stables to the manor gate and out across the valley toward the mountain. When the sun dove behind the peak, Septimus had merely reached the foothills. He dug a trench and slept in it. He sat up puzzled in the morning, for there was the sun climbing up the sky way over there on the other side of the world from the mountain.

Ah, he thought, the sun leaves its palace to start the day over there, but enters the palace over here at the end of the day. I’ll get to the door over the peak before the sun does. I’ve got a good head start.

Pleased, he rushed up the mountain, resting only occasionally when he fell exhausted. At the top of the mountain, he paused and rubbed his chin.

I’ll need a boat, he thought, watching the sun sink at the far edge of a vast ocean he had never dreamed possible.

By the time 60 years had passed, Simple Septimus had become Septimus, the Sun Chaser. His long tangled white beard he wore in a braid thrown over his shoulder. His clothes were tattered, his feet bare. His eyes glittered strangely. Wolves brought him food, as did bears and villagers. Sometimes villagers asked him questions or made requests, for they believed him to be touched with magic.

Made bold by curiosity, one day a young girl seated on a gate by a meadow as Septimus passed by asked, ‘Sun Chaser, have you really visited the sun’s golden palace Underneath?’

Septimus paused, leaned on his staff, regarded the young girl with his glittering eyes. He smiled a strange smile, a smile of bliss, and said, ‘I have been there. It is wonderful. Wonderful.’

Then he walked on.

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SANDBOX

April 17, 2016

Many of the writers I admire are like happy toddlers with pail and shovel set loose in the sandbox of language.

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A SENTENCE BY BERYL BAINBRIDGE

April 16, 2016

Then the water, first slithering, then tumbling, gushed us apart…

Here we have a very fine sentence indeed from Bainbridge’s Every Man For Himself, a sinking of the Titanic novel.

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THE BUTTERFLY WOMAN KWIZ ANSWER

April 15, 2016

The other operators at the phone company always gave Alice plenty of space and would in fact pin themselves against the wall in order to give Alice ample room to pass by.

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THE BUTTERFLY WOMAN KWIZ

April 14, 2016

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Alice Fenwick, posing here, wore this costume:

a. daily when working as a long distance operator for the phone company.

b. almost as often as she wore her daffodil costume.

c. in public to humiliate her teenage daughter, Gwen.

d. in a failed attempt to rule all butterflies.

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NAME CHANGE

April 13, 2016

When Mooncladdle Smith had finally had it up to here with his name, he legally changed it to Mooncladdle Popcornhead.

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