TD 326 - Clowns :O)
Welcome to my first ever TD! This is one is all about clowns! No surprises here: give the answer you think will be the least common response. The player with the lowest total points at the end of the game wins. But first, the rules:
1. Submit your entry by end of day January 2nd via Google survey
2. Use your brain, not your smartphone. Duh.
3. DROP one question for zero points.
4. Jump in the CLOWN CAR for one question and take points for the most common answer in that round.
5. Wrong answers will land you in the CLOWN CAR (most common answer) + 3 points.
6. If a question includes a list of choices, then you must give the letter with your answer. Don't worry, I'll remind you, but forgetting a letter or putting the wrong letter will count as a wrong answer :O(
7. There are three bonus questions at the end worth -1, -2 and -3 points each, respectively. Good news! There is no penalty for guessing.
8. PM me with any questions or corrections.Have fun! 1. Picture Round 1 - Name the Clown
Identify any one of the people shown here
. I'm looking for the name of the performer - and the letter.2. Shakespeare's Fools
Name the Shakespeare play given the fool, knave, clown (or funny guy) and the text. Don't forget the letter.
A. Lord, what fools these mortals be!
B. The more pity, that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly
C. Well, God give them wisdom that have it; and those that are fools, let them use their talents
D. He's mad, that trusts in the tameness of a wolf, a horse's health, a boy's love, or a whore's oath
E. I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream past the wit of man to say what dream it was. Man is but an ass if he go about t’expound this dream
F. A good sherris-sack hath a twofold operation in it. It ascends me into the brain, dries me there all the foolish and dull and crudy vapors which environ it, makes it apprehensive, quick, forgetive, full of nimble, fiery, and delectable shapes, which, delivered o'er to the voice, the tongue, which is the birth, becomes excellent wit.
G. Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.
H. Give me leave. Here lies the water; good: here stands the man; good; if the man go to this water, and drown himself, it is, will he, nill he, he goes,--mark you that; but if the water come to him and drown him, he drowns not himself: argal, he that is not guilty of his own death shortens not his own life
I. To be ruled by my conscience I should stay with the Jew my master, who, God bless the mark, is a kind of devil. And to run away from the Jew I should be ruled by the fiend, who, saving your reverence, is the devil himself.
(Launcelot Gobbo)3. Picture Round 2 - At the Movies
Name the film corresponding to one of the stills shown here
. I need the letter again.4. Opera
Leoncavallo’s tragic opera, Pagliacci, tells the sad tale of a clown who kills his wife and her lover in a jealous rage. Vesti la giubba
is the famous aria from that opera. Name the opera corresponding to one of the famous arias below. Uh, did you remember to include the letter with your answer?
A. Largo al factotum
B. Casta diva
C. La donna è mobile
D. Mio Babbino Caro
E. Nessun Dorma
F. Un bel dì
G. Les oiseaux dans la charmille (The Doll’s Song)
H. My Man’s Gone Now
I. I am the Wife of Mao Zedong5. Picture Round 3 - Artists
Name the artist who created any one of the works shown here
. Yes, I need the letter. 6. Martin Scorsese
“I’m funny how, I mean funny like I’m a clown, I amuse you?”
Name a feature length narrative film (i.e., non-documentary) directed by Martin Scorsese with a 2-word title (7 possible answers, excluding titles with “The”, like The Aviator
).7. The Nobel Prize for Literature
Bob Dylan was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the first such honor for an American since 1993. Dylan skipped the ceremony, but Patti Smith showed up and sang A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall
, which includes the line: Heard the sound of a clown who cried in the alley
Besides Dylan, name any Nobel Prize for Literature winner representing the United States (12 possible answers, including 4 writers born outside the US).8. World Capitals
Name a world capital city whose name contains at least 3 of the letters from the word CLOWN (many possible answers, I stopped counting after 8.) Looking for the capital of a country here, not a territory, province, state, etc.9. Coulrophobia
Believe it or not, fear of clowns is a thing, and there’s even a word for it. But WHY are people so afraid of clowns? I don’t really get it, but Stephen King is partly to blame for unleashing Pennywise the Clown into the collective imagination. An It
remake is in the works for 2017, with Bill Skarsgård (yes, another Skarsgård!) putting on the greasepaint, ruffles and fangs.
Name any film based on a Stephen King novel that was released in the year 2000 or earlier. (14 possible answers, excluding sequels, original screenplays and films based on short stories.)10. The Emmys
In the ABC sitcom Modern Family, Eric Stonestreet plays clown-loving Cam Tucker. Cam’s clown persona, Fizbo the Clown, is based on a character Stonestreet created when he was 9 years old.
Modern Family won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series every year from 2010 to 2014. Name any other series nominated for the same award in any of those years (12 possible answers).11. Before and After
The last question has nothing to do with clowns, but I think these are always fun. Each answer will be composed of two parts that are linked by a word or part of a word. Example: LeBron (James) Monroe, Santa (Claus) trophobia. Provide the full answer for one of the following.
A. Trump resort + Nigeria megacity
B. 1935 German propaganda film + NY Times puzzle master
C. Jane Austen novel + impeached South Korean president
D. Idiom warning against pursuing a single course of action + unflattering characterization by prez. nominee Hillary Clinton
E. HBO’s Rome
actress + name on a cake mix box
F. Buster Keaton feature + modern psychological condition
G. South Pacific song + garment associated with repentance
H. Losing my Religion
band + Grafton best seller
I. Wild Bill’s gal + Perry Farrell’s band
J. Lady Windermere’s Fan
playwright + David Lynch filmBonus #1
Will Sommers was the best-known court jester of which English monarch?Bonus #2
Which stage musical (later adapted to film) introduced the song, “Put on a Happy Face?"Bonus #3 Just for Fun
Identify the stock character of pantomime and Commedia dell'Arte shown here