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Syd
Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:45 pm Reply with quote
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"This day and age we're living in
Gives cause for apprehension,
With speed and new invention
And things like fourth dimension.
Yet we get a trifle weary
With Mr. Einstein's theory,
So we must get down to earth at times:
Relax, relieve the tension.
And no matter what the progress
Or what may yet be proved,
The simple facts of life are such
They cannot be removed."

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(Note: these verses from the original are not in the movie version but the continuation definitely is.)

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bartist
Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:33 pm Reply with quote
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As one who owns a couple hundred pounds of early-to-mid 20th century sheet music and collections, I'm often noticing how many classic songs are performed with the intro stripped off. Recusing myself. This should not require any hints.

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Syd
Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:13 pm Reply with quote
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I was surprised when Linda Ronstadt recorded "Someone to Watch over Me" with the introduction, but apparently that one usually keeps it.

This one I'd only heard once with the introduction. I believe at a wedding between science fiction fans. In fact, it took me a half hour to find a YouTube version with the introduction. (By Rudy Vallee. Naturally I immediately found two others, first by Rod Stewart and Queen Latifah (pretty bad), then by Natalie Cole).

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bartist
Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:08 am Reply with quote
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The Rod Stewart track is definitely in a different mode than most of his hits.... sounded like he was turning into Billie Holiday in several places.

Yes the song would be great for a sci-fi wedding with the intro.

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Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:24 pm Reply with quote
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Syd wrote:
"This day and age we're living in
Gives cause for apprehension,
With speed and new invention
And things like fourth dimension.
Yet we get a trifle weary
With Mr. Einstein's theory,
So we must get down to earth at times:
Relax, relieve the tension.
And no matter what the progress
Or what may yet be proved,
The simple facts of life are such
They cannot be removed."

Continue

(Note: these verses from the original are not in the movie version but the continuation definitely is.)
Racking my brain because somehow I feel I must remember this.

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bartist
Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:35 pm Reply with quote
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It came to me when I was staring at a small hill of beans, on my dinner plate.

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bartist
Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:58 pm Reply with quote
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In a 2008 film, a 1972 Gran Torino is prominently figured.

In what earlier film is a 1973 Gran Torino featured.

Both films have a character named Walter, each with a Polish surname. Both Walters are bigoted veterans of an Asian land war. Not necessarily the same one.

Extra credit for the fate of each Gran Torino.

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Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:18 am Reply with quote
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All right, dudes, take 'er easy. Hope ya enjoyed my little parallel.

Might not have been the easiest trivia question, but it was definitely in the running worldwide...

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gromit
Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:20 am Reply with quote
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Actually that was an easy question. Too many hints in the Q.

I didn't see it earlier.

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bartist
Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:05 pm Reply with quote
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gromit wrote:
Actually that was an easy question. Too many hints in the Q.

I didn't see it earlier.



Erm...

"....but it was definitely in the running" meaning definitely in the running for easiest trivia question. I was pointing out an odd set of parallels, not seriously posing a trivia question.

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:54 pm Reply with quote
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bartist wrote:
All right, dudes, take 'er easy. Hope ya enjoyed my little parallel.

Might not have been the easiest trivia question, but it was definitely in the running worldwide...


Am I missing something? Was an answer posted?
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whiskeypriest
Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:27 pm Reply with quote
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billyweeds wrote:
bartist wrote:
All right, dudes, take 'er easy. Hope ya enjoyed my little parallel.

Might not have been the easiest trivia question, but it was definitely in the running worldwide...


Am I missing something? Was an answer posted?
Actually just hinted at. TBL.

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billyweeds
Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:37 pm Reply with quote
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whiskeypriest wrote:
billyweeds wrote:
bartist wrote:
All right, dudes, take 'er easy. Hope ya enjoyed my little parallel.

Might not have been the easiest trivia question, but it was definitely in the running worldwide...


Am I missing something? Was an answer posted?
Actually just hinted at. TBL.


I'm still totally at sea. Gimme a break.
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bartist
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:13 am Reply with quote
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(1972) Gran Torino, Walter Kowalski, car is restored after thwarted theft by at-risk Vietnamese youth

The Big Lebowski, Dude's 1973 Gran Torino, Walter Sobchak, car collides with dumpster after dropped doobie distracts driver. Later set on fire at bowling alley.

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What is Sheb Wooley most notable for in the history of film. No fair looking it up.

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