Friday, May 30, 2008

I dare you to figure out this week's sample Secret Theme rounds!

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.

Ray's Happy Birthday Bar:

1) What Through the Looking Glass character had a semantics argument with Alice, including the quote "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean."?
2) What common one-syllable computer term is synonymous with "hang", a condition in which the machine goes unresponsive?
3) What '50s doo-wop group had their biggest hit with "Earth Angel"?
4) Guitarist Kristy Wallace is a founding member of The Cramps. What's her stage name?
5) According to Greek legend, what question had to be answered in order to be allowed passage into the city of Thebes?
6) What did British citizen Howard Carter discover in 1922 which made him world-famous?
7) What 1945 best-selling memoir by American author Betty MacDonald resulted in a series of ten "Ma and Pa Kettle" movies?
8) What comedian was the host of Family Feud, 1999-2002?
9) What game show, on air 1972-1991, was the show "where knowledge is king and Lady Luck is queen"?
10) What prime time TV show, on air 1983-87, starred Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner?

... and what theme links the ten answers?

Dirty Frank's:

1) What controversial 1978 book by Edward Said criticized the treatment of the East in Western academia?
2) The '80s sit-com Kate & Allie starred Jane Curtain and..?
3) What TV show featured the recurring segments The Blue Beetle, The $6.39 Man and Love of Chair?
4) What 1980 sci-fi film was the screen debut for both William Hurt and Drew Barrymore?
5) In order to sail from the Gulf of Bothnia to the Kattegat, or vice versa, what body of water must be traversed?
6) What American magazine, still published, was founded in 1857 by such luminaries as Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow?
7) Who created the LOVE statue?
8) At what Philadelphia attraction will you find the new Delaware River Watershed Education Center?
9) What American world middleweight boxing champ was the Ring magazine Fighter of the Year 1983 and 1985, did ads for Pizza Hut and Gillette and now lives in Italy?
10) What 1990 movie starred Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine and Michael Keaton?

... and what theme links the ten answers?

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