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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Brainnn Candy Contest -- Round 3 aka Final Round

You kids are just too darn smart for your own good... Is this contest over yet...? Oh wait a minute! I think the last month has all been a dream and I'm waking up to find Bobby Ewing in the shower even though I thought he was dead... So the candy is mine all MINE ha ha! Erm, perhaps I haven't fully wakened from my dream after all.

The Answers From Round 2

1. Just as every Elvis fan longs to visit Graceland, SPAM fans worldwide now have their own pilgrimage to make. Name the place to visit the 16,500 square-foot Spam Museum (whew! That’s a lotta Spam). (1 point)
Answer: Austin, Minnesota (on Spam Boulevard!)

2. Barrett Hansen has spent the last 30 years introducing us to songs like, “Dead Puppies”, “Shaving Cream” and “Fish Heads”. By what moniker do we typically know Barrett? (1 point)
Answer: Dr. Demento

3. Dear old Dad. His wife was hacked to death in one film, and drugged and abducted in another. One daughter was one of the few not hacked to death in one classic film, and screamed her way through several other slasher flicks. Another daughter began as a model in Kotex ads. His photo was used on the cover of the Beatles Sgt Pepper album. In an early featured role he uttered the memorable line “Yonda lies da palace of my fadda da Caliph”. He is also quoted as saying, “The secret to a long and happy life? Young women’s saliva!” In keeping with the food theme, he is referred to by a would-be male lover as a snail (edible) in a classic movie. Who is this gift to food and horror movies? (2 points)
Answer: Tony Curtis

4. Jack The Ripper has appeared in a number of films, but only one rated 4-star. Name this silent-film classic. (2 points)
Answer: Pandora's Box
Some of you guessed Hitchcock's The Lodger. The Lodger featured a character referred to by some critics as a Jack The Ripper-type but the character in Pandora's Box is named Jack The Ripper. In The Lodger the killer's name is Jonathan Drew and he is also referred to in the film as The Avenger.

5. Speaking of Jack the Ripper, one of the worst rock singers of all time put out an album called “Hands of Jack The Ripper”. He was so bad that appearances by musicians, Ritchie Blackmore, Keith Moon and Noel Redding couldn’t salvage even mediocrity for this deadly album. Who is this artist? (1 point)
Answer: David Edward "Screaming Lord" Sutch (no relation to Screaming Jay Hawkins)

6. This fruit is distinctive for its large size, unique odor, and its formidable thorn-covered husk. Its flavor could be described as a rich custard highly flavored with almonds, but there are occasional wafts of flavor that call to mind cream-cheese, onion-sauce, sherry-wine, and other incongruous dishes. And its odor best described as pig-shit, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock. It can be smelled from yards away. Despite its great local popularity, the raw fruit is forbidden from some establishments such as hotels, subways and airports, including public transportation in Southeast Asia. (1 point)
Answer: Durian (nobody was fooled here and I didn't expect anyone to be, I just love the descriptions)

7. One of the scariest movies of all time spawned one of the worst sequals of all time. In it, Richard Burton belches out the oh-so meaningful line, “Kokumu, help me find Pazuzu.” (This film is just one of many to contribute to Burton’s receipt of a Golden Turkey Award for Lifetime Acheivement of Bad Acting.) That’s not descriptive enough? Okay, check out this [edited] description I found on IMDb: Please tell me that I didn't see James Earl Jones in a big locust suit. Why is Africa made of fiber-glass? Why is Richard Burton made of stone? Oh, God. They couldn't have made this worse if they had scripted it so. Oh, wait...they did. Well, for all its faults at least it's not a desperate attempt by a major studio to milk whatever money they can out of a pre-existing hit by combining a-list actors, and a controversial visualist director, with a hastily prepared screenplay that shares little of the spirit and intelligence of its predecessor, producing a boring, although often laughably pious bastardization of something far, far greater. Oh is. If you're a fan of bad movies, you have reached Zen here. If you're a fan of the original, run, just run and don't look back. Run with your arms flailing into the night as the preview audiences surely did in 1977. (1 point)
Answer: Exorcist II, The Heretic

Round 2 had a total possible score of 9 Points. Here are the scores so far:

JadeMage -- 20 points
mbabes -- 16 points
miss lapin -- 17 points
Taulah Bankhead -- 13 points
Coof -- 14 points
Food B*tch -- 20 points
Kadavar -- 17 points
Hauntedwoods/Adam -- 17 points
Rabbitch -- 18 points
AJTossie -- 1 point (and yes, you ARE still eligible for a prize so keep those answers coming!)

Get ready for Round 3

1. Name the cracker company who for years had a recipe for Mock Apple Pie on the box back. (1 point)

2. Name the movie from 1966. Horrible acting and laughable special effects elevate this story of a family ensnared by a satanic cult a notch above your average bad horror film. Highlights include a Satan-like character who can’t stop laughing; the dreaded hounds of hell (or are those mangy dogs with big ears glued on?); and Torgo the monstrous henchman, who you know is evil because he has giant knee caps (a sure sign of the devil’s work). Yes, there’s even a catfight between gals in sheets! (2 points)

3. Fudgie the Whale is a versatile ice cream cake in the shape of a whale and was originally decorated as such, over the years the shape was adapted for holiday uses. The Easter Bunny could be depicted by using the whale's body as the face and the tail decorated to be his ears. Other characters, like leprechauns and Santa Claus were depicted in much the same way. Fudgie the Whale was often promoted around Father's Day, using the slogan, "For a whale of a dad." Name the ice cream company that developed Fudgie the Whale. (1 point)

4. The first of these was built in 1936, and was 13 feet long. It cost $5000 to build, and was made in Chicago. The most recently built one is 27 feet long and seats 6. Its V-8 engine is definitely needed to power this thing, and looks like it not only needs lots of gas but could give you lots of gas too! What unique yellow and orange item is this? (2 points)

5. This West Point attendee is considered to have popularized detective fiction as well as creating poems and stories of a more macabre nature. A rose and a glass of Cognac are left on his grave every year by a mysterious fan. (1 point)

6. Name the cool ghoul TV personality who performed autopsies on Jell-O. He also hosted a weekly horror movie show and recorded a song which cracked the US Top 10 chart in the 1950's. (1 point)

7. This Hollywood legend plays a doctor brought back from the dead, kept alive by drinking human blood. This may be the first film character to pet white furry animals as an indicator of insanity. The white stripe in the hair was also a clue. Who is this actor/actress? (2 points)

8. Name the cartoon from the 1970's that featured Dracula, a Witch, a Werewolf and a Mummy living together in a haunted hotel cracking jokes and singing songs to warp little impressionable minds like mine. (1 point)

Do Not Post Answers in the Comments Section -- You must email me your answers. Use an email address you already have for me or you may email . Answers posted in the comments section will be disqualified.

Questions are numbered and your answer must also have the corresponding number. Simply number each answer as such: 1. Licorice Nibs, 2. The Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, 3. The Tournament of Roses Parade, etc. You may change answers later if you wish. You may Google answers but as some contestants found out, some websites contain incorrect information, so be careful! Your last answer will be counted as final. You may email your answers until the following Sunday when the next round of questions will be posted as well as the answers from the previous round and the points tally. Each question will be followed by a point value for each correct answer. Each correct answer emailed to me will be awarded points and the person (living or dead) with the most points at the end of the contest will win the fabulous prizes described here.

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1 comment:

JadeMage said...'d we do on the last round?