During the recording sessions for XYZ’s second album , ____ had to leave due to his wife's going into premature labor. During that period, the remaining members, who still had studio time booked, continued to write music in improvisation. On October 23, 2007, a compilation of jams from those sessions was released under the name of XWZ.
Id XYZ and XWZ.
They had an idea to turn Z into a single player game. X was offered US$750, with an extra $100 each time a chip was eliminated from the prospected design. X noticed his friend Y was capable of producing designs with a small number of chips, and invited him to work on the hardware design with the prospect of splitting the $750 wage. Y had no sketches and instead interpreted the game from its description. To save parts, he had "tricky little designs" difficult to understand for most engineers .The original deadline was met after Y did not sleep for four days straight. In the end 50 chips were removed from Jobs' original design. This equated to a US$5,000 bonus, which X kept secret from Y, instead only paying him $375. Name the game and the company producing it. BONUS name X Y Z.
It is an annual convention of Internet memes that first took place at the MIT in 2008. Various net celebs attended, such as the authors of the webcomics xkcd, Questionable Content and Dinosaur comics, Leeroy Jenkins and many others. It was organized by a group of students from Harvard led by Tim Hwang. According to Hwang, the inspiration for the conference was the September 23, 2007 meetup of fans of xkcd with its creator in a park in North Cambridge, MA.
While crossing into Natal she, with many others, courted arrest. She spent 3 months in jail. She suffered a fatal fever and when she was released there was nothing more than skin and bones held alive together by her sheer grit. She heard somebody tell: “Why don’t you people register and become South Africans instead? Indians! India doesn’t even have a flag! What are you really fighting for?” “If having a flag is what would give form to India, then here it is”, she said, tearing off her saffron-white-green sari and she waved it triumphantly, “MY FLAG! MY MOTHERLAND!”. She gave us our National flag (Gandhi designed the flag with the same three colours as her sari), a greater resolve (in his own words) to Gandhi’s freedom fight, undying fiery guts to women and a soul full of strength for her, our country.
Prior to 2007, it began on the first Sunday in April and "normalcy" returned on the last Sunday in October, but since 2007 it begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on first Sunday in November. Something of this sort was first suggested by Benjamin Franklin in 1774 in an essay titled "An Economic Project". What?
X is the title of several Marvel comic books exploring "the road not traveled" by its various characters. Events in the series are considered separate from mainstream continuity in the Marvel Universe. Y is X's counterpart on the DC Comics side. Unlike its X, which bases its stories on a single point of divergence from the regular continuity, most Y stories instead take place in entirely self-contained continuities whose only connection to the canon DC continuity are the presence of familiar DC characters. Id X and Y.
This description is of which site:
Staggeringly comprehensive wiki of pop-culture genre/character/narrative conventions. If you’re into the taxonomy of pop culture, _____ will EAT YOUR BRAIN. If you’re not, this site will drive you crazy, as it effortlessly encapsulates your most brilliant idea in some jocular epithet.
X was as brilliant on the pitch as he was wild off of it. He is known as the greatest dribbler in soccer history. Even though he was born with crippled legs and retained a distorted left leg even after an operation, he never let this affect his wonderful ball skills, making some of the most beautiful soccer performances ever.
Clubs he played for:
Pau Grande (Brazil) Botafogo (Brazil) Corinthians (Brazil) AJ Barranquilla (Colombia) Flamengo (Brazil) Red Star Paris (France)
In 1986, British band Half Man Half Biscuit released their debut single, " The Trumpton Riots ". On the B-side was the now legendary track, " All I want for Christmas is a __________ away kit ": the finest study of adolescent obsession, frustration, rivalry, violence and table football ever to grace the wrong side of a bit of vinyl. The title is a play on Dora Bryan's" All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth ".
Id this football club, which soon after the release of this song, vanished from the scene and reappeared in 2007 in the second division.
Whose filmography ? (Not Exhaustive)
The Female Animal (1958)
The Story of Mankind (1957)
My Favorite Spy (1951)
A Lady Without Passport (1950)
Samson and Delilah (1949)
Let's Live a Little (1948)
Dishonored Lady (1947)
The Strange Woman (1946)
Experiment Perilous (1944)
The Heavenly Body (1944)
White Cargo (1942)
Tortilla Flat (1942)
Come Live with Me (1941)
Comrade X (1940)
Lawrence Sperry and Waldo Polk are believed to have founded this "club" in 1916. Some famous members of the "club" are Richard Branson( joined at the age of 19) and Ralph Fiennes. Membership to this club is open, its just a matter of the individual proving his worth. The band Bow Wow Wow released a song by the club's name in its alum, The Last Of The Mohicans.
Id the “club”.
“ Because the moment you put the second step.....the water has already flown...” “If you trust that Existence changes, and you also change, you can never get settled with your ego.” “Simply peform every task with your Being; it becomes a meditation.” “I am not here to prove I am God. I am here to prove YOU are God!”
STEPHEN KING MARK TWAIN
Connect (Not exhaustive list)
A _________ is the mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase, typically a standardized phrase such as a line in a poem or a lyric in a song, beacuse they sound similar, in a way that gives it a new meaning. The American writer Sylvia Wright coined the term in her essay "The Death of Lady _______”,
“ ....Ye Highlands and ye Lowlands,
Oh, where hae ye been?
They hae slain the Earl O' Moray,
And Lady ________.”
He had been offered the role of Shantanu in Ekta Kapoor's Mahabharat; which he refused. He told the press that Ekta's Mahabharat is sure to be a flop because BR Chopra's Mahabharat had actors in it; her Mahabharat has "model"s in it.
Mrs. Barbra unsuccessfully attempted to sue photographer Kenneth Adelman and Pictopia.com for US$50 million in an attempt to have the aerial photograph of her mansion removed from the publicly available collection of 12,000 California coastline photographs, citing privacy concerns. Adelman stated that he was photographing beachfront property to document coastal erosion. As a result of the case, public knowledge of the picture increased substantially and it became popular on the Internet, with more than 420,000 people visiting the site over the next month. What term arose from this incident?
This space program was initiated by Ronald Reagan in 1984 but came to an abrupt halt with the death of the lady in blue. Identify the program.
Looks like an F1 car doesn’t it? What exactly is it and what is its name?
This quote is often mistaken as a quote from a movie though it wasn't even in the script. Its origin was chauvinistic, back-lot humour between an actor and an actress, who would go on to work together for six movies under the same title. It was a quip by the actor to the actress of the movie they both were working in. Seeing her struggling to lift her suitcase into the trunk of her car, the actor laughingly uttered these words as he swooped the suit case and put it in the trunk. Who is the actor and what is the quote?
_______ are performers of either gender who meet specific physical requirements (athletic build, height between 5'10"-6'1"/1.78-1.85 m), specific performing talents (percussion, acting, non-verbal communication), and certain personality traits (openness, charisma, willingness to collaborate), among other qualifications.They even have their own hand gesture, is made by raising both arms in the air. Early in the history of the _____, the members would speak with audiences after the show while still in makeup, answering questions, signing autographs, and talking about the show. Eventually, however, it was decided that cast members would stay in character at all times while in makeup, meaning after shows they would still not speak to audience members, and the only "autograph" they would sign would be a smudge of _______. When shown a "new" piece of technology, such as a cell phone or even an old pair of binoculars, they will simply stare at it in wonder. Fill the blanks.
X, founder and the only official member of Y, promoted the band in a unique way. Before Z was released, songs from the album were found on USB drives hidden at Y's concert venues in as part of the alternate reality game whose name is Z.
It presented the scenario of year 2022, termed Z, the year America is reborn.
A government corporation Cedocore distributes the drug ______ through the water supply, making Americans who drink the water apathetic and carefree. There are several underground rebel groups, mainly operating online, most notably Art is Resistance and Solutions Backwards Initiative.
There are increasing sightings of a pair of massive ghostly hands and arms extending down from the sky into the ground. The sequence ends with a broken message announcing the appearance of the hands over the United States Capitol Building. The message cuts suddenly, implying the end of the world. The websites and music of the Z alternate reality game are implied to be part of the information packets sent back. Id X,Y and Z.
What is shown here?
Legend has it that the Catalans sent a representative by boat to sign him, the same morning that Santiago Bernabeu had nipped out for a paper in Reus, near Tarragona where he had a holiday flat. On reading in the paper that the representative had been sent, he phoned Madrid's rep, Jacinto Quincoces in Madrid, and told him to get on a plane to Las Palmas to beat the Catalans to him. Quincoces did as he was told, but on seeing the person play in a trial game, phoned Bernabeu back and told him he didn't rate the youngster. Bernabeu was famous for various pronouncements, but his "Tu fichale, dejate de hostias y luego hablaremos". ("Stop f***** about, sign him and then we'll talk") has gone down in history as one of his finest moments. Who is he?
_______ is considered a parody of Santa Claus or Easter Bunny which exists in the imagination of Linus van Pelt. According to Linus, when writing to _______, you don't ask anything specific: you wait for whatever he brings you. In this way, Linus states a difference between the _________ and Santa Claus (children writing to Santa include in their letters lists of exactly what they want). Also, Linus states that Santa gives away toys because it's his job and it's expected of him, whereas the _______ gives away toys because he feels he is fulfilling a moral obligation.
__X___ is an extinct genus of carnivorous temnospondyl within the family Trematopidae. It lived 300 million years ago during the late Carboniferus period. It is estimated to have been two feet long, and likely resembled a salamander.__X___ is known from a single skull found in Pittsburgh. It is named after __Y___ , which owned the land where the holotype specimen was first found.
Id X and Y.
Id the poem:
He took his vorpal sword in hand: Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree, And stood awhile in thought
Give full funda behind this pic recently in the news.
Alexander Sawchuk estimates that it was in June or July of 1973 when he, along with a graduate student and the lab manager, was hurriedly searching the lab for a good image to scan for a colleague's conference paper. They wanted something glossy to ensure good output dynamic range, and they wanted a human face. Just then, somebody happened to walk in with a recent issue of ____ . The engineers tore away the top third of the centerfold so they could wrap it around the drum of their scanner. The scanner had a fixed resolution of 100 lines per inch and the engineers wanted a 512 × 512 image, so they limited the scan to the top 5.12 inches of the picture, effectively cropping it at the subject's shoulders.
Which famous image are we talking about?
The Beatles were actually not the only musicians to use _______ as a radio single. Elton John released a cover version in 1974. John Lennon provided backing vocals for the Elton John version, under the fake name of Dr. Winston O'Boogie.
The tower's standard night-time lighting since New Year's Eve in 1985 has been orange-gold. Why was there a shift to blue?
X was born Maria Ann Sherwood. At 19, she married Thomas Smith, a farm labourer. The Smiths were primarily orchardists. The earliest account of Y appeared in the Farmer and Settler of 25 June 1924, in an article by Herbert Rumsey, a Dundas orchardist and local historian. He interviewed local fruit-grower Edwin Small who recalled that in 1868 he and his father had been invited by Maria to examine a seedling growing by a creek on her farm. She explained that the seedling had developed from the remains of some French crab apples grown in Tasmania. Y is today recognised as a fixed mutation or 'sport'.
Find X and Y.
A celebrated pimp, thief, and confidence man operating in New York City in the 1840s, ____ Hoag, along with his wife Melinda and an accomplice known as "French Jack", operated a con called the "panel game", a method by which prostitutes and their pimps robbed customers.
Which phrase did Hoag give rise to?
This ad was a huge hit when launched and greatly boosted the name of the Company, which was doing dull in its field. The ad had its share of controversies, with a 11yr old claiming compensation from the Company because his friends harassed him after seeing the ad. However, the Company decided not to pull it off air and issued a atatement that "extensive research had been done using google search and phone books to minimise causing offense. ________ is in no way responsible or liable for the fact that Master _____ Bhanot is being teased by his friends." Recently, a second ad (26 seconds long), was brought on. It showed some profanities written on a door: Hernia, allergy, ring worm, insane, swine, acidity, dandruff, underwear and so on.