May 17, 2007

Answers to the Movie Trivia

Here are the answers:

When I'm good, I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
I'm No Angel, spoken by Mae West

GERRY (Jack Lemmon): We can't get married at all…I'm a man.
OSGOOD (Joe E. Brown): Well, nobody's perfect.
Some like it hot

Oh no, it wasn't the aeroplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
King Kong

The video is available at GSU:
Title: King Kong [videorecording] / RKO Radio Pictures, inc. ; produced and directed by Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack ; writers, James Creelman, Ruth Rose.
Call Number: FLM-VDO. PN1997 .K56XVIDEORECORD759

It's okay, I wouldn't remember me either.
American Beauty, spoken by Kevin Spacey

That's 30 minutes away. I'll be there in 10.
Pulp Fiction, spoken by Harvey Kietel

Pulp Fiction is in the GSU Collection:
Pulp fiction [videorecording] / Miramax Films presents a Band Apart and Jersey Films production ; stories by Quentin Tarantino & Roger Avary ; produced by Lawrence Bender ; a film by Quentin Tarantino.
Call Number: VIDEO. PN1995.9.F54 P842002

I could have made class. I could have been a contender.
On the Waterfront, spoken by Marlon Brando

GSU owns two copies of On the Waterfront:
On the waterfront [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Call Number: FLM-VDO. PN1997 .O457XVIDEORECORD710

On the waterfront [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures Corporation ; screenplay by Budd Schulberg ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by Elia Kazan.
Call Number: VIDEO. PN1997 .O5422001

Sharpness is a state of mind.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, spoken by Yun-Fat Chow

JOE GILLIS: You used to be in pictures. You used to be big.
NORMA DESMOND: I am big. It's the pictures that got small.
Sunset Boulevard

If she can stand it, I can. Play it!
(usually misquoted as 'Play it again, Sam')
Casablanca, spoken by Humphrey Bogart

GSU owns two copies:
Casablanca [videorecording] / a Warner Bros Pictures ; a Hal B. Wallis production ; directed by Michael Curtiz ; screenplay by Julius J. & Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch.
Call Number: VIDEO. PN1995.9.W3 C371999

Casablanca [videorecording] / Warner Brothers Pictures presents a Hal B. Wallis production ; directed by Michael Curtiz ; screenplay by Julius J. and Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch.
Call Number: VIDEO. PN1995.9.F54 C352 1999

Why, a four-year-old child could understand this report. Run out and find me a four-year-old child. I can't make head or tail of it.
Duck Soup, spoken by Groucho Marx

I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like victory.
Apocalypse Now, spoken by Robert Duvall

Ma, I made it…Top of the world!
White Heat, spoken by James Cagney

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May 09, 2007

Lines from Movies

Can you identify the movie and in some instances the actor/actress that said the line?

1. When I'm good, I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.

2.GERRY (Jack Lemmon): We can't get married at all…I'm a man.
OSGOOD (Joe E. Brown): Well, nobody's perfect.

3. Oh no, it wasn't the aeroplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.

4. It's okay, I wouldn't remember me either.

5. That's 30 minutes away. I'll be there in 10.

6. I could have made class. I could have been a contender.

7. Sharpness is a state of mind.

8. JOE GILLIS: You used to be in pictures. You used to be big.
NORMA DESMOND: I am big. It's the pictures that got small.

9. (Correction) If she can stand it, I can. Play it!

10. Why, a four-year-old child could understand this report. Run out and find me a four-year-old child. I can't make head or tail of it.

11. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like victory.

12. Ma, I made it…Top of the world!

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Answers to the Famous First Lines

1. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.

Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities - 1859
Read the book: PR4571 .B66

2. If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.

J. D. Salinger - Catcher in the Rye - 1951
Read the book: PS3537.A426 C351964

3. Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.

James Joyce - Ulysses - 1922
Read the book: PR6019.O9 U41946

4. Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting.

William Faulkner - The Sound and the Fury - 1929
Read the book: PS3511.A86 S67

5. 124 was spiteful.

Toni Morrison - Beloved - 1987
Read the book: PS3563.O8749 B4 2004

6. I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (trans. Michael R. Katz) - Notes from Underground - 1864

7. All this happened, more or less.

Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse-Five - 1969

8. Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board.

Zora Neale Hurston -Their Eyes Were Watching God - 1937
Read the book: PS3515.U789 T6391991

9. It was a pleasure to burn.

Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451 - 1953

10. The towers of Zenith aspired above the morning mist; austere towers of steel and cement and limestone, sturdy as cliffs and delicate as silver rods.

Sinclair Lewis - Babbitt - 1922
Read the book: PS3523.E94 B3

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May 04, 2007

Famous First Lines of Novels

Below is a list 1st lines from 10 novels. Who is the author and what is the name of the novel?

1. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.

2. If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.

3. Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.

4. Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting.

5. 124 was spiteful.

6. I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man.

7. All this happened, more or less.

8. Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board.

9. It was a pleasure to burn.

10. The towers of Zenith aspired above the morning mist; austere towers of steel and cement and limestone, sturdy as cliffs and delicate as silver rods.

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May 01, 2007

Phobias - Answers

Answers to Phobias:

13, number- Triskadekaphobia

666, number- Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia

Animals- Zoophobia

Ants- Myrmecophobia

Atomic Explosions- Atomosophobia

Bald people- Peladophobia

Cemeteries or being buried alive- Taphephobia or Taphophobia

Chopsticks- Consecotaleophobia

Color yellow- Xanthophobia

Color white- Leukophobia

Dolls- Pediophobia

Eyes- Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia

Eyes, opening one's- Optophobia

Fish- Ichthyophobia

Food- Cibophobia

Forests- Hylophobia

Ghosts- Phasmophobia

Halloween- Samhainophobia

Hospitals- Nosocomephobia

Knees- Genuphobia

Mirrors- Catoptrophobia

Music- Melophobia

Peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth- Arachibutyrophobia

Puppets- Pupaphobia

Yellow color- Xanthophobia

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April 20, 2007

Phobias

Let's see how many phobia's you recognize. Match description with its phobia.
Description:
13, number-
666, number-
Animals-
Ants-
Atomic Explosions-
Bald people-
Cemeteries or being buried alive-
Chopsticks-
Color yellow-
Color white-
Dolls-
Eyes-
Eyes, opening one's-
Fish-
Food-
Forests-
Ghosts-
Halloween-
Hospitals-
Knees-
Mirrors-
Music-
Peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth-
Puppets-
Yellow color-

Answers:
Arachibutyrophobia
Atomosophobia
Catoptrophobia
Cibophobia
Consecotaleophobia
Genuphobia
Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia
Hylophobia
Ichthyophobia
Leukophobia
Melophobia
Myrmecophobia
Nosocomephobia
Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia
Optophobia
Pediophobia
Peladophobia
Phasmophobia
Pupaphobia
Samhainophobia
Taphephobia or Taphophobia
Triskadekaphobia
Xanthophobia
Zoophobia

Search the Library Catalog for books on Phobias.

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April 18, 2007

Here's the answer to the previous questions.

Here are the answers to the questions posted on April 13th.

1. The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends . . Boxing

2. North American landmark constantly moving backward . Niagara Falls (The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute)

3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons . . Asparagus and rhubarb.

4 The fruit with its seeds on the outside . . Strawberry.

5. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle? It grew inside the bottle. (The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.)

6. Three English words beginning with dw . Dwarf, dwell and dwindle.

7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar . . Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, bracket s, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.

8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold ! frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh Lettuce.

9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with "s" . Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.

Next question will be posted on Friday, April 20th.

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April 13, 2007

Can you answer these questions?

Here are the questions for today:

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?

4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?

6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters " dw" and they are all common words. Name two of them.

7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?

8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter "S."

Post your answers by using Comments.

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April 10, 2007

Congratulations Linda Geller!!!

Linda had the correct answer within minutes, all temperature Cheer. If you would like to see the commercial, go to Classic TV Commerical Jingles: TV Party.

If you want more information about advertising:

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Samuel, L. R. (2001). Brought to you by : postwar television advertising and the American dream. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
HF6146.T42 S252001

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April 09, 2007

Can anyone identify-

which commercial in the 1960's had a Vulcan materialize in a woman's laundry room to offer advice on doing laundry? If you think you know, click on comments to post your answer. Correct answer or winner will be in Wednesday's blog with a new question.

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