Thursday, March 6, 2008

Can you figure out this week's Secret Themes?

Each group of 10 otherwise unrelated tough questions has a theme running through its answers. Can you answer the questions and figure out the themes? Answers will be posted early next week.

Lyon's Den:

1) What band formed in Long Beach, CA in 1962 as The Contours, but became famous in 1969 with a name change and the addition of vocalist Eric Burdon?
2) What has been Ford's mid-sized sedan since 2006?
3) Manfred Mann bassist Jack Bruce was also the bassist of what classic rock supergroup?
4) What 32-bit video game console was introduced by Sony in 1994?
5) What university was formed in 1967 by the merger of two adjacent Cleveland colleges which dated to the 19th century?
6) What 2006 animated film features the voices of Nicole Kidman, Robin Williams and Elijah Wood?
7) What WYSIWYG HTML editor came packaged with MS Office 1997-2003?
8) What country covers the Anatolian Peninsula?
9) What 1988 movie starred Julia Roberts, Annabeth Gish and Lili Taylor?
10) What 1999 sci-fi flick featured Jamie Lee Curtis and was based upon a Dark Horse comic title?

... and what theme links the ten answers?

Ray's Happy Birthday Bar:

As part of the One Film, One Philadelphia program, this theme was movie-related.

1) What 1987 thriller paired Kevin Costner and Gene Hackman?
2) What 1990 spy movie paired Michelle Pfeiffer and Sean Connery?
3) What 2001 comedy was advertised with the tagline "This time you can't change the channel"?
4) What 1990 box office hit featured Nicole Kidman as Dr. Claire Lewicki?
5) What 1981 Jack Nicholson movie was
advertised with the tagline "You Will Feel the Heat"?
6) What rare film program with no fixed venue has been run in Philadelphia by Jay Schwartz since 1992?
7) Who won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in 1989 for his role in the movie Stand and Deliver?
8) What trashy 1965 horror film featured Tallulah Bankhead, Donald Sutherland and Stephanie Powers?
9) What 2000 romantic comedy/crime drama featured Liam Neeson as a DEA agent?
10) What 1999 comedy
was advertised with the tagline "First, he fought for the Crown. Now he's fighting for the Family Jewels!"?

... and what theme links the ten answers?

Dirty Frank's:

1) What Sex Pistols single has a lyric referencing a vacation to divided Berlin?
2) What psychological diagnosis, 301.83 on the DSM-IV, has nine distinct negative traits?
3) What successful fashion magazine, launched in 2000, is advertised as "The Magazine About Shopping"?
4) Korn, Lenny Kravitz, Gorillaz and The Spice Girls are all signed to what label?
5) What school of anthropological study examines objects to determine beliefs and social norms?
6) What Lakota Sioux leader was stabbed by bayonette while being arrested on September 5, 1877 and died of the wound?
7) What major league baseball franchise was purchased by cowboy star Gene Autry in 1960?
8) Who was Haitian dictator 1957-1971?
9) What Tupac Shakur screenplay is currently in production?
10) What American magazine has had British Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour since 1988?

... and what theme links the ten answers?
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