"The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"


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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby Law dude » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:54 pm

Tuariki wrote:
Tuariki wrote:Sounds like something America's greatest jurist, Oliver Wendell Holmes, would say

Oh well, I was wrong

If it makes you feel any better, I would have made a similar guess and would also have been very wrong.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:39 pm

Same person said

"He flattered himself on being a man without any prejudices; and this pretension itself was a very great prejudice."


No, I didn't know that!
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby Conor Dary » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:35 pm

Lincoln?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby dj » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:10 pm

First quote made me think it might be Jonathan Swift.

But the second quote doesn't sound like someone writing about politics or law. Jane Austen? Flaubert?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:59 am

Since I'm guessing it's too obscure…

15. "The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the street, and to steal bread." That was written by Anatole France, which was the pen name of Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault, who also wrote, "He flattered himself on being a man without any prejudices; and this pretension itself was a very Great prejudice."
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:59 am

Since I'm guessing it's too obscure…

15. "The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the street, and to steal bread." That was written by Anatole France, which was the pen name of Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault, who also wrote, "He flattered himself on being a man without any prejudices; and this pretension itself was a very Great prejudice."
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:03 am

McGato or anybody else who's feeling benevolent. Feel free to step in here and continue this one as well
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby mcgato » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:05 pm

Even though I don't like this quiz (was that last question a trivia question or just some obscure piece of information?), I'll throw the next one up.

16. There are 12 mantras that accompany each Surya Namaskara. During each namaskara, how many yogic postures are assumed? Bonus question: What is the informal name for the assumption of these yogic postures?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby DoubleRBar » Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:39 pm

Does Pilates count?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby tandfman » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:18 pm

gh guessed that Anatole France was too obscure. I think he was right--nobody was likely to get that answer without looking it up. But at least some of us have heard of Anatole France. "Surya Namaskara"? What on earth is that? I'm not even going to bother looking it up. I don't think I want to know.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby Conor Dary » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:15 pm

Yes, these questions are getting into the completely obscure and rather poor for trivia.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:08 pm

Then ignore them. Why piss on those who are having fun?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:08 pm

Then ignore them. Why piss on those who are having fun?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby Conor Dary » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:03 pm

gh wrote:Since I'm guessing it's too obscure…

15. "The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the street, and to steal bread." That was written by Anatole France, which was the pen name of Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault, who also wrote, "He flattered himself on being a man without any prejudices; and this pretension itself was a very Great prejudice."


Christ sake so touchy. I am only agreeing with this earlier comment.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby Pego » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:50 pm

tandfman wrote:gh guessed that Anatole France was too obscure. I think he was right--nobody was likely to get that answer without looking it up. But at least some of us have heard of Anatole France. "Surya Namaskara"? What on earth is that? I'm not even going to bother looking it up. I don't think I want to know.


I love Anatole France. The Revolt of Angels was one of the most influential books of my formative years.

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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby mcgato » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:51 am

Since the yoga question isn't getting any takers, I'll ask it again plus the next question in line.

16. There are 12 mantras that accompany each Surya Namaskara. During each namaskara, how many yogic postures are assumed? Bonus question: What is the informal name for the assumption of these yogic postures?

17. How did mayonnaise get its name?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby DoubleRBar » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:55 am

Mayonnaise is a French name. So, I assume it came from the French, probably named after a place.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby tandfman » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:17 am

DoubleRBar wrote:Mayonnaise is a French name. So, I assume it came from the French, probably named after a place.

But County Mayo is in Ireland. So maybe it was named by a French expat living in Ireland? Nah! :)
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby mcgato » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:06 pm

Half time at the Rose Bowl, so I will update.

Question 16: Surya Namaskara is Sanskrit for Sun Salutation, according to wiki. So it is not an obscure person. I'm not one for yoga, so I have no further comment.

Question 17: DoubleRBar is on the right track, but we will probably need more details. And, no, County Mayo is not involved.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby DoubleRBar » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:45 pm

I have no more details, but would guess the name is from a place in Europe probably very close to France, Spain, or Portugal.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby mcgato » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:54 pm

Hint on question 16: It is a number, give a guess.

Hint on question 17: part of the name of the location is the last name of a rather well known US distance coach.
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