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twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:01 pm

They got those obscure Lord of the Flies characters and took the gaspipe on Tweedledumdee?
I don't have an explanation for the latter but 1954 and castaways probably had more to do with the solve than the character names...
In addition to ova = egg and virent = verdant = green, I was helped by perna = pernil = roast pork in a Cuban restaurant... :)

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I was helped by perna = pernil = roast pork in a Cuban restaurant... :)
Thank you! I knew there was a pork dish I had heard of somewhere whose name was reminiscent of perna.
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I'll be the first to grouse that "Brass in Pocket" isn't followed by a parenthetical "(I'm Special)" on any release of the first Pretenders album that I've ever seen.

Re FJ, my limited Latin got me eggs but not green, so I tried Horton Hatches the Egg. Can someone--ideally John Cleese in a centurion costume--explain why the title uses two different spellings for "green"--something to do with singular vs. plural maybe?
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Can someone--ideally John Cleese in a centurion costume--explain why the title uses two different spellings for "green"--something to do with singular vs. plural maybe?
My guess would be the gender of the nouns.

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mas3cf wrote:
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For Geology $1600, I guessed "fossilization." Judges?
I'd BMS you. Petrification is a specific type of fossilization.
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reddpen wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:18 am
I'll be the first to grouse that "Brass in Pocket" isn't followed by a parenthetical "(I'm Special)" on any release of the first Pretenders album that I've ever seen.
Seconded. With all of the famous rock songs that use parentheticals in their titles, they could easily have used one where this wasn't an issue.

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I thought "Money (That's What I Want)" was a tough choice for the top box, even if I got it right. The Beatles version wasn't even a single!
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Woppy T wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:36 am
reddpen wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:18 am
I'll be the first to grouse that "Brass in Pocket" isn't followed by a parenthetical "(I'm Special)" on any release of the first Pretenders album that I've ever seen.
Seconded. With all of the famous rock songs that use parentheticals in their titles, they could easily have used one where this wasn't an issue.
Sure, lots of parenthetical song titles the writers could have used. The category was about songs and not album listings. That single by Pretenders has the parenthetical on some 45s and in Billboard to have nothing wrong on the writer/researcher end. The song title being able to be found without the inclusion of (I'm Special) does not negate it.

There are probably thousands of songs with various tweaks to titles that could have listeners more familiar with one way than another though does not make the less familiar version incorrect.

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DBear wrote:
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Best pickup for me was "Brass in Pocket" 8-)
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Category 13 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:22 am
Mike really has the Waddy Wachtel hairdo goin'.
I'm going with Albrecht Dürer:
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+1 Horton hatches the egg

I got to “eggs” immediately then got stuck on thinking “virent” meant “they see / saw”. Would hate to go out on a FJ like that

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For some reason I drew a blank on a children's book with egg or eggs in the title. I put down Humpty Dumpty, but was pretty sure I was going to be wrong.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:16 am
Woppy T wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:36 am
reddpen wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:18 am
I'll be the first to grouse that "Brass in Pocket" isn't followed by a parenthetical "(I'm Special)" on any release of the first Pretenders album that I've ever seen.
Seconded. With all of the famous rock songs that use parentheticals in their titles, they could easily have used one where this wasn't an issue.
Sure, lots of parenthetical song titles the writers could have used. The category was about songs and not album listings. That single by Pretenders has the parenthetical on some 45s and in Billboard to have nothing wrong on the writer/researcher end. The song title being able to be found without the inclusion of (I'm Special) does not negate it.

There are probably thousands of songs with various tweaks to titles that could have listeners more familiar with one way than another though does not make the less familiar version incorrect.
The 1979 Sire Records 45 single I have absolutely has (I'm Special) on it - so the parenthetical title was very definitely in use at the time.
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I had no idea what "Brass in Pocket" was. Now that I've looked it up, if I'd ever had to name it "I'm Special" would certainly have been my guess.

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I'm surprised no one else mentioned the wording of THIS clue setting off their grammar OCD:

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davey wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:25 pm
I had no idea what "Brass in Pocket" was. Now that I've looked it up, if I'd ever had to name it "I'm Special" would certainly have been my guess.
"Make You Notice" would be mine. I once wrote a pub quiz handout where I retitled songs with a lyric that was sung more than the actual title (but stuck to songs whose original titles got sung at least once), and that was in there, along with "Got Till It's Gone" by Joni Mitchell, "That Was Just a Dream" by R.E.M., "Nothing Else Compares" by Coldplay, and "Falling" by The Beatles (among others).

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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:00 am
I thought "Money (That's What I Want)" was a tough choice for the top box, even if I got it right. The Beatles version wasn't even a single!
I recognized it from a soundtrack, likely Lord of War, but it's been in many others apparently, including Crazy Rich Asians.
(I didn't -get- it, but I did recognize it. That still puts it safely in top row territory given my pop music knowledge)
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Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:22 am
Mike really has the Waddy Wachtel hairdo goin'.
I'm going with Albrecht Dürer:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albrecht_D%C3%BCrer
I was thinking Weird Al
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