Monday, June 25, 2007

June 24, 2007 to June 30, 2007


PRONUNCIATION: hwâr-n, wâr-
ADVERB: In what way; how: Wherein have we sinned?
CONJUNCTION: 1. In which location; where: the country wherein those people live. 2. During which. 3. In what way; how: showed them wherein they were wrong.


Blogger XWL said...

Wherein I once again beat you to the Ken Jennings Trivia post on your own blog.

1) I know it, but I'm not sharing (it's obvious, though)

2) I know it (or at least think I do, not too many games come from the Basque region)

3) I expect controversy over this one regarding what counts as a planet nowadays. And then I suspect controversy over the controversy as to whether or not there's more than one planet left off the list or not

4) Having a German grandfather, knowing this answer is genetic

5) Don't care, don't know

6) Don't care, don't know

7) Almost know it, thought it might have something to do with being born in Hollows (or Hollers in Lynn's case), but The Todd, and Potter (I think, don't know) would seem to dash that assumption.

Still Gilmore=Stars Hollow, Ichabod=Sleepy Hollow, and Lynn=Butcher Holler, so it would be strange that you have that tenuous connection between many of these oddly assembled characters/people and for the actual meant for connection not have anything to do with that set of coincidences.

It would be difficult for fictional characters to have sex with Frank Sinatra, especially two that were minors during his lifetime, so that possibility's out.

6/26/2007 02:36:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

Tuesday Trivia LII

1. Steve McQueen. If it isn't, I'm canceling my trip there. 1 Point
2. What do I know about the Basques? Spanish, mainly in the Pyrenees near the French border. Favorite color is orange (learned that from the Tour de France), something about an original language, and a few of them occasionally blow stuff up. None of that is any help, so I'll guess badminton. answer.
3. Pluto? 2 points
4. Wedding rings? just a little outside
5. No. Idea.
6. If Bugs Meany played 1st base for the 1934 Detroit Tigers I'd say the answer would have to be the Chicago White Sox. If it's a different Bugs Meany, I am without guess. never read these stories
7. Oh, Harry Potter. I kept reading that as Henry Potter, from MASH. Henry was in the calvary and Ichabod rode a horse...but none of that matters if it's Harry...also it doesn't matter because it's actually Sherman Potter who replaced Henry Blake...sheesh. I know nothing of Lorelei and little of Loretta Lynn (other than the movie and I preferred Sissy Spacek's singing). Don't know that much about Rundgren either. Thanks to some wiki research, I think I've uncovered the correct answer. Don't look if you don't want the help:

Loretta Lynn: grew up in Butcher Holler (regional pronunciation of Hollow)
Harry Potter: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; but hallow doesn't really fit. There is Godric's Hollow, a fictional village in the series.
Lorelei Gilmore: Gilmore Girls takes place in Stars Hollow
Ichabod Crane: Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Rundgren: Hermit of Mink Hollow

6/26/2007 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

Good job on #7, also looks like you're in the clubhouse with a respectable 5.

6/26/2007 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

I was about to say I also have a german grandfather so I dispute the genetic connection. But, while my paternal grandparents were both from German communities in Michigan, they're probably 2nd generation US citizens.

6/26/2007 10:28:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

iTune service plans are out. Not as bad as I thought they'd be.

Gruber adds:
Only 200 SMS messages, though. So much for using it like an IM client. The PR says there are “family plans” but doesn’t say what they are.

I don't text, so that's not a problem for me. While I'd love an iPhone , and expect The Wife will spend a couple lunch hours at the Apple Store, we'll wait. Hard drive isn't large enough to replace my iPod (I'm about to max out the 40GB iPod), and I don't use a cell phone enough to really spend that kind of money. But...if you stop thinking of it as a phone and as a wireless computer that fits in your shirt pocket, it is very very tempting. I'll let the early adapters enjoy the first taste and maybe next year Apple will come out with a decent hard drive.

Ideally, the next generation iPod will be the iPhone without the phone stuff. Give me an 80GB widescreen video iPod with full wifi capability and that would just about be my perfect app.

6/26/2007 10:57:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

No, I haven't abandoned the blogging by comments format.

6/26/2007 12:26:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...


I'm going on a hunger strike until someone else recognizes the genius that is the Blues Brothers. No other film more accurately describes the American experience than this cavalcade of religion, music, and cars. This should be required viewing in all embassies and immigration centers.

6/26/2007 12:30:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

Also me:
Man, that recap depressed the hell out of me; I no longer feel bad about having missed the show. Maybe that's one reason why the show failed. There was a time I'd take enjoyment in a depiction of the misery of the human condition and I guess that time has passed. Kind of like why I stopped watching ER and other hospital shows--no longer found any entertainment value in watching people die in hospitals, no matter how well the story was told. Not that I've given up on all dramas, but when it comes to the few minutes a day I can waste watching TV I'm usually looking for something lighter (examples: 30 Rock and Man Vs. Wild).

6/26/2007 12:31:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

Me again:

Most people overestimate their ability to hold a conversation or to even sound the least bit interesting. I'd like to sponsor a national STFU week.

If you have something important to say or an exchange of information is necessary, that's okay. But no chit chat, no pleasantries, just STFU and keep your banal thoughts to yourself.

6/26/2007 12:32:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

sandcastles more dangerous than sharks

6/26/2007 01:30:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

Interesting: the Archos 605, An iPod Rival Can Browse the Net and Download Audio and Video.

The most interesting feature, however, is Wi-Fi. The 605 can browse the Internet, download audio and video from distant servers and even play back video from services like CinemaNow and YouTube. An optional $30 Web browser can handle Adobe’s Flash media format and renders Web pages just as they would appear on a PC, a large improvement over the oddly laid-out pages found on most mobile devices.

The Archos 605 is available with hard drives holding 4 gigabytes ($230), 30 gigabytes ($300) or 160 gigabytes ($400). There is even an optional remote control with a standard keyboard, which you might use to tap out requests to your favorite online radio station.

6/26/2007 04:53:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

Before Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe sold crap on QVC.

6/26/2007 10:20:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

We can't have nice things on the internet.

6/27/2007 11:06:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

quiz answer correction.

I completely missed the fact that Holst did not include an Earth movement. He also did not do an Earth movement, but for most of his life Pluto's existance was unknown.

The Planets were written between 1914 and 1916. Pluto was discovered in 1930, 4 years before his death.

Earth is the answer, Pluto is wrong.

6/27/2007 01:42:00 PM  

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