Pop Quiz!

“No Time For Blogging!,” as the Great Ape, my friend and fellow blogger Doctor Zaius used to say… I’m packing up for the return trip to Seattle (and moving house, still), so Light Posting Ahead.

Anyway, here’s the background of the quiz. I happened to see a re-run of Murphy Brown over the holiday and the episode was the one in which the FYI News Team learned that Corkie Sherwood had married an anchor man, Ron Forest and discovered that her married name had become Corkie Sherwood-Forest.

So for one 1/14 of one point counting towards your final grade, create an ideal marriage (and remember, same sex marriage is legal now!) to give them a combined name that they might regret. Here’s an example:

Ida Lupino

  • If Ida Lupino married Don Ho, she’d be Ida Ho.
  • If Edgar Allen Poe married Sharon Tate, divorced her, and then married Don Ho, he’d be Edgar Poe-Tate-Ho

Tiny Bubbles

And while it would be fun for it to be only real people (and living) why limit ourselves? The sky is the limit!

In the comments, #2 lead pencils only!

(I’ll be back online on the weekend…)

Pop Quiz!

As you might have heard, George Zimmerman, famous hunter of free-range unarmed black teens, has taken to creating art (rather like Chimpy that other famously violent George) and has created a masterpiece that is for sale on eBay for nearly $100,000. (It’s from his blue period.)

George Zimmerman's Art for Sale on eBay

First hand painted artwork by me, George Zimmerman. Everyone has been asking what I have been doing with myself. I found a creative, way to express myself, my emotions and the symbols that represent my experiences. My art work allows me to reflect, providing a therapeutic outlet and allows me to remain indoors :-) I hope you enjoy owning this piece as much as I enjoyed creating it. Your friend, George Zimmerman

As you can see the wittiness of having these words Under God. Get it? Get it? On top of a flag? Get it?

And you must read the Q&A from an art lover:

Q: Just wanted to tell you we all love you and stand behind you. You have so many people on your side I hope you know that!
A: Thank you so much for the words of kindness and support. I do know how many great Americans are still here, I run into at least 3-5 a day that go out of their way to tell me the same. Your Friend, GZ @therealGeorgeZ

Anyway, for ⅓ of a point towards your final grade, what theme should George Zimmerman’s next work of art be? Answers in the comments, #2 Lead Pencils only.

Bonus Points!

Christmas Muzak. It’s already starting.

I couldn’t help but notice yesterday as I was wandering about that Christmas Carols are already flooding the Commons. I was treated to no less than 5 versions of The Little Drummer Boy during my perambulations. No one should be subjected to so much as a single verse of that thing.

Unless, of course you are watching the David Bowie/Bing Crosby awkward-a-thon on YouTube:

So your assignment… go out and find the worst Christmas Carol on YouTube. Paste the URL into a comment (not the embed code, just the URL in the address bar. WordPress will do the rest).

Pop Quiz!

This week’s Pop Quiz takes an ominous turn: Yuletide festivities.

Background: I was out the other night and saw that a holiday claymation animated program was playing on the electronic TeeVee machine over the bar. Too soon. Also/Too: because of those great monster movies on matinee TeeVee after school, I always thought that claymation was supposed to be scary, not heart-warming.

So for 1/10 of one point going to your mid-term grade, propose a Holiday Kiddie Show that could use claymation at its full, gruesome monastery-best. Example:

He Sees You When You’re Sleeping

In the comments, #2 Lead Pencils only.

(This post will remain on top, fresh snark–if any–will be below.)

Post-Election Pop Quiz!

In the final analysis, VA gubernatorial candidate and foe of consensual sex between adults (especially oral sex) Ken Cuccinelli’s dream to become the Teabagger’s sex scold of choice to rule over all of Wingnuttia was all for naught. It seems that women didn’t want him at their cervix.

For one half of one 1/10 of one point towards your final grade, write your dream headline showing his defeat. Example:

Cuccinelli Goes Down

In the comments, #2 lead pencils only. (This important pop quiz will remain on top, fresh snark—if any—is below)

Pop Quiz!

mmmm frothy surreal

We reported recently that the frothy mix of lube and fecal matter Rick Santorum is now a studio chief and he is releasing his first movie, The Christmas Candle, which looks to be as ghastly as you would expect.

We want to help Frothy stay in the movies so he stays out of our bedrooms (and wombs), so let’s give him some more movie ideas.

For 3/23s of a point towards your midterm grade, give Rick Santorum a film title that speaks to his incompetence. Example:

Bang the Dumb Slowly

Run Silent, Run Derp

In the comments, #2 lead pencils only. As always this post will be on top while the quiz is being held, fresh snark—if any—is below.

Pop Quiz!

We seem to be a people who make enumerated lists. Ten Commandments, Seven Dwarves, Four Seasons, etc.

Tell us about the thing you’d add to any well-known list.

Example: Denial – the 51st state

We call this quiz, Added Attractions. Answer in the comments, #2 lead pencils.

(As always, this will be on top today, and fresh snark—if any—is below…)

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What a week for broken hearts.

Wingnuttia has a sad that the hostage lived and all $24 Billion that they wasted to save us from affordable healthcare didn’t do the trick.

They say that during the Great Depression people flocked to the movies to forget their woes for a few hours, so let’s warm the cockles of the GOPers’ hearts (or where their hearts would be if they had any).

For 3/16 of your final grade, take the name of a real movie and alter it such that it would be boffo box office for the ‘baggers.

Example: Ferris Bueller’s Laid Off. Bonus points if you develop a movie poster. Have at it in the comments, #2 Lead Pencils only.

(As always, this will be stuck on top, fresh snark—if any—down below.)

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The TeeVee machine beckons, but usually what is on is crap, amiright? Of course I am!

For this weekend’s word play, which we call “See BS”, you should devise a name of a teevee show that should be cancelled maybe before the first commercial break. Take the name of a real show and change something about it.

Example: Marcus Welby, M.D. becomes Marcus Bachmann, M.D.. Hilarity ensues.

In the comments, #2 pencils only.

Pop Quiz!

news reporter

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was The Times… we seem to live in a period wherein every newspaper wants to put a pun in the headline, whether it is for a Feature story or a News story.

For this edition of the Weekend Word Play, your assignment is to make up a headline with a pun in it, and craft it in such a way that we know what the story is about. Think of the NY Post’s famous headlines, like the classic: Headless Woman Found in Topless Bar.

We call this assignment All The News That Gives Me Fits.

In the comments, #2 lead pencils only.