_____________ is a style of jazz characterized by fast tempo, instrumental virtuosity and improvisation based on the combination of harmonic structure and melody. It was developed in the early and mid-1940s. ______________ is a music genre that was most popular in Jamaica, starting around 1966, and it was the predecessor to reggae, established around 1968. The term comes from a dance style that was mentioned in the Alton Ellis song of the same name. The two terms together would be familiar in the world of comics and cartoons.
Bebop and Rocksteady from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”
All the between-chapter dialogues in the book ____________ (1980 Pulitzer Prize winner) are titled after musical works by Johann Sebastian Bach or puns thereon. Identify.
The newspaper comic strip Ink Pen about a bunch of out-of-work comic strip characters, once introduced two characters called Luther and Locke. Whom were they parodying?
Calvin and Hobbes. Luther and Locke referring to Martin Luther and John Locke, similar to Calvin and Hobbes being based upon John Calvin and Thomas Hobbes
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are two minor characters from ‘Hamlet’. The absurdist play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, expands upon the exploits of these two characters, detailing what they were doing during the events of ‘Hamlet’. Several characters from ‘Hamlet’ make an appearance and enact the same scenes, but the two remain confused due to them not being present for most of ‘Hamlet’. The characters of Rosenberg and Goldstein, are based on these two characters as they make minor appearances during the Harold and Kumar films. The makers of ‘Harold and Kumar’ would like to make a movie detailing their exploits (what they were doing while the Harold and Kumar movies were taking place) similar to they above mentioned play.
All these famous pieces of comic art pay homage to a common subject of medieval art , the most famous version of which was made by Michelangelo. Identify.
The nuclear testing scene at the beginning of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is an homage to the first draft of the _________script, in which the hero manages to power his “machine” with the radiation from an atomic blast. The entire fake town, complete with mannequins and a television playing the Howdy Doody Show, is ripped straight from the original script. A further reference is made when Indiana Jones jumps into a refrigerator to save himself, since according to the draft, the “machine” was originally supposed to be in the shape of a refrigerator.
“Diary of a Camper” is a short 1996 American film. Despite the movie’s importance, people have criticized the actual content as “simple” and “not much of a story” and not being much more than “a sequence of in-jokes”. It has been shown at exhibits at Stanford University and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Why is the movie so significant?
The video is considered the first known example of machinima—the art of using real-time, virtual 3-D environments, often game engines, to create animated films. The movie was made using Quake’s graphic engine. The story centers on a lone camper (a player waiting in a strategic location instead of seeking active battle) who faces five members of the Rangers clan in a deathmatch. While similar videos had been made for other games, this was the first to contain a narrative with (text-based) dialogue, instead of merely showing gameplay.
The nonsense word “___" emerged in popular culture during the early 1930s, it was first used by cartoonist Bill Holman who peppered his Smokey Stover fireman cartoon strips with “___" signs and puns. Holman claimed to have found the word on the bottom of a Chinese figurine. It was part of service culture by World War II and is thought to have led to the backronym FUBAR. By 1944, the term “___ _______" was used by radar operators to describe a spurious or dubious trace. The term was used by singer/guitarist/drummer Dave Grohl when he started his band in 1995, which have won 3 Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album to date.
“Foo” and “Foo Fighters”
In the 2004 noir science fiction alternate history mystery novel “Century Rain” by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds , humans split into two groups, the Threshers and the Slashers. Threshers reject the nanotechnology that led to the “nanocaust”, preferring to stay on the threshold of dangerous technology, hence their name. The Slashers do not believe they should be limited by what happened in the past and embrace new technology. They trace their existence back to "an alliance of progressive thinkers linked together by one of the first computer networks“ What is the symbol adopted by the Slashers in the book?
A “/” and a “.” i.e. Slashdot.
Sexual excitement in both sexes can be strongly modified by subjective psychological factors. Neuro-psychoanalyst Mark Blechner calls this "the ___________ phenomenon” based on the passage from X’s novel in which __________ is first completely unexcited during intercourse and ridicules the sex act, and then, shortly thereafter, becomes intensely sexually excited. ID author and book.