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bartist
Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:13 pm Reply with quote
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I did check my 42 volume set, "Synonyms of Plimsoll," but it was no help at all.

I would think he was most notable for being named Sheb. Unless he was someone's dog, then it might not be so unusual. I am going to make a serious guess now: he was Monty Wooley's dog.

It was 8 below zero this morning here. I find just the word "wooley" oddly arousing.

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Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:22 pm Reply with quote
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It's come to my attention (now that my official guess has been entered into the record) that my answer is spectacularly incorrect. If you had asked for a synonym for plimsoll, I would have been fine, no pressure or anything.

I did learn that Monty Woolley had two L's, not one, so my day wasn't entirely wasted.

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Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:32 pm Reply with quote
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This is the same Sheb Wooley who sang "The Purple People Eater," though that has nothing to to do with the answer to the trivia question.

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Syd
Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:55 pm Reply with quote
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Here's your clue: Although he appeared in several dozen movies including "High Noon", not to mention 110 episodes of "Rawhide," his uncredited voice can be heard in over three hundred movies, including most of the Star Wars movies, some of them made after he died.

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Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:50 am Reply with quote
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Syd wrote:
Here's your clue: Although he appeared in several dozen movies including "High Noon", not to mention 110 episodes of "Rawhide," his uncredited voice can be heard in over three hundred movies, including most of the Star Wars movies, some of them made after he died.
Was he the original Wilhelm Scream?

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Syd
Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:13 am Reply with quote
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Apparently, yes. Someone did some detective work and narrowed it down to Wooley, who did scream effects for the movie Distant Drums (1951) in which it was used in a scene when a man is chomped on by an alligator. The name comes from Private Wilhelm in The Charge at Feather River (1953) for a scene where he is shot by an arrow, and the rest is history.

I think it should be used for any scene where a person is bit by a crocodilian.

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knox
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:31 pm Reply with quote
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Fun trivia - I had never heard of the Wilhelm scream.

Guess the film:

Charles Champlin of the Los Angeles Times wrote that "the special effects—the genuinely remarkable production values and technical wizardries—sweep everything else aside. Are the characters as gaudy and thin as cereal boxes? Is the dialog banal and shrill? Is the moralizing heavy-handed and relentless? Is the hokum a bit thick even in the context of a showmanship special? Well, yes. But who cares?"
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Syd
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:35 pm Reply with quote
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A couple of movies come to mind. Jaws?

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Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:39 pm Reply with quote
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Star Wars?

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knox
Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:02 am Reply with quote
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Good guesses, though one hopes Jaws would get a little more credit than that.

Champlin refers to one of the 70s disaster flicks.
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bartist
Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:52 pm Reply with quote
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Could be Earthquake, but I don't recall that much moralizing, just ol Guns n Moses steppin out with that avatar of French-Canadian fecundity, Genevieve Bujold. I can't recall if the earth swallowed him up for cheating on Ava Gardner. If it didn't, then the movie had no moral center whatsoever!

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knox
Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:21 pm Reply with quote
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haha. nope.

I will put an anagram of the answer at page bottom.













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grace
Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:58 pm Reply with quote
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The Poseidon Adventure

Fun fact: When the movie came out my high school declared Pamela Sue Martin Day to honor her as a successful alum. Everybody skipped out on the ceremony - really, about three students attended - and it was either very sad or very funny, depending how one feels about Ms. Martin.
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knox
Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:21 pm Reply with quote
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I don't know what that says about Ms. Martin's achievements (barely remember her in the film), but it may say something about high school students in general.

Thanks for dropping by, and keeping the thread from sinking.
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knox
Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:32 pm Reply with quote
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William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus

Above are the 5 middle names of a well known actor. The actor thinks it's pretty funny to have such a long name. They all represent family and friends.
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