THE MAD DOG EARLE HIGH SIERRA KWIZ

January 29, 2015
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Working on location for the movie High Sierra, Humphrey Bogart playing Mad Dog Earle was confused: a. when Ida Lupino reverted to her native English accent between scenes. b. when Ida Lupino prepared waffles for the entire crew one morning. c. when Ida Lupino insisted everybody join hands and sing ‘Greensleeves’. d. when Ida Lupino […]

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THE REBELLIOUS POEM

January 28, 2015
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i refuse to rhyme june with that night sky disc or that other word for melody i won’t do it and don’t even think about asking me to rhyme it with a common kitchen utensil standing in for the concept of making love

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THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE

January 26, 2015

Jerome Bessemer was not by any stretch of the imagination a major participant in his own life. Chosen to be valedictorian of his high school class, he gave a terrific speech at graduation. It’s a pity he wasn’t there to hear it. At college he was a rogue bacteriology student, but never found the time […]

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THE LOCH NESS MONSTER KWIZ

January 22, 2015
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The Loch Ness Monster: a. can be lured ashore if you play your cards right. b. eats only the finest eels shipped directly from the Sargasso Sea. c. cannot dream in technicolor. d. is really a mutated butterfly.

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THE ROBOT DOCTOR KWIZ

January 15, 2015
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In this photo, the robot doctor has just informed the patient: a. that the first thing to do was rip that stupid mustache off his face. b. that dinner was about to be served, and he was it. c. that the invasive thoracic surgery would be done without anesthesia. d. that a teeming mass of […]

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THE DOOR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STAIRS

January 11, 2015
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It’s like the rat said. The abandoned storage building is a concrete cube with a zigzag fire escape running up one side. You know from your firm interview with the sweating rat that a hatch located up there on the cube’s roof opens onto a secret stairwell winding down to the subterranean hideout. You flick […]

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THE MAE WEST KWIZ

January 8, 2015
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Around the time this photo was taken, young Mae: a. was tending bar in Medicine Hat. b. was playing trombone in a house band at some dive on the Barbary Coast of San Francisco. c. was a typewriting instructor in Boston. d. was on her way to South America to study tarantulas with a man […]

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QUESTIONABLE SUPER HEROES

December 29, 2014
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1. Fancy Tablecloth Woman (pictured above) 2. Pencil Sharpener Man 3. After Dinner Mint Girl 4. Cheap Lotion Man

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THE ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY HOLIDAY KWIZ

December 25, 2014
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Elizabeth Montgomery posed in this manner every Christmas morning because: a. she was proud of the polar bear she personally dispatched with her bare hands to save a seal. b. she lost a bet. c. it fulfilled a clause in her contract without which she would not be paid. d. unless the polar bear head […]

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SOLSTICE TREK

December 18, 2014
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The Kudu Woman has chosen me to make the Solstice Trek to meet with the Wizard of Gauze. Therefore, bearing the ritual offering of oats in a small hamper, I am heading into the wilderness. Be back Monday.

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