Dry Infinite Pounce 1
• 16 Questions
• +10 on Direct
• +10/-10 on Pounce
• Conducted between Tracy, California and
Livermore, California, the event X is most known
for its violence which included the killing of
Meredith Hunter and 3 more accidental deaths: 2
by hit-and-run and 1 by drowning in an irrigation
canal. There were several injuries, extensive
property damage and numerous car thefts.
Meredith Hunter was stabbed to death by Alan
Passaro, a member of the group Y which was in
charge of security for the event. Give X and Y
• X – Altamont Speedway Concert, 1969 where
Santana, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Jefferson
Airplane, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and
the Rolling Stones played.
• Y – The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club
• Before becoming an actor, X was an RJ for
Radio Ceylon and dreamt of interviewing his
favourite actress Y. The interview was
arranged but seeing Y for the first time in
person, X fumbled and could not utter a word
in front of her and the interview was
cancelled. Eventually, the two fell in love while
working together in a movie and got married.
X and Y?
• X contains artworks by six prominent artists from the 1960s. Forrest
Myers, whose brainchild the project was, said that he found it
impossible to obtain sanction for the project from Y – “They never
said no, I just could not get them to say anything.”
• Starting in the top center is a single line by Robert Rauschenberg. To
its right is a black square with thin white lines intersecting,
resembling a piece of circuitry, by David Novros. Below it is John
Chamberlain's contribution, a template pattern which also
resembles circuitry. In the lower middle is a geometric variation on
Mickey Mouse, by Claes Oldenburg, a popular motif for the artist at
that time. Myers created the work in the lower left, a computer-
generated drawing of a "linked symbol" called "Interconnection".
Finally, the last drawing in the upper left is by Andy Warhol. He
created a stylized version of his initials which, when viewed at
certain angles, can appear as a rocket ship or a crudely drawn penis.
• X is well known for its art deco interiors and is
the only existing example in England of the
brick cathedral style. Since the closure of X,
there have been several failed redevelopment
plans. Only in 2012 was the site sold to a
consortium led by Malaysia’s SP Setia.
• “A flower is relatively small. Everyone has many associations with a
flower - the idea of flowers. You put out your hand to touch the
flower — lean forward to smell it — maybe touch it with your lips
almost without thinking — or give it to someone to please them.
Still — in a way — nobody sees a flower — really — it is so small —
we haven’t time — and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes
time … ’So I said to myself — I’ll paint what I see — what the flower
is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking
time to look at it — I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to
see what I see of flower : ‘Well — I made you take time to look at
what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower, you
hung all your own associations with flowers on my flower and you
write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see
of the flower — and I don’t.”
• Who, talking about what?
• Georgie O’Keeffe on her flower paintings and
allegations that her flowers were renditions of
• Created by Corey Ford, X was based on an
illustration of Count d’Orsay in the
Encyclopaedia Britannica. The first depiction
of X was as a dandy peering through a
monocle. X’s last name was borrowed from
Ford’s aunt which he had always found
vaguely humorous, while the first name was
chosen because it sounded pleasant. X?
XY (meaning X of the Tayy tribe), formally X ibn Abdellah
ibn Sa'ad at-Y was a famous pre-Islamic (Jahiliyyah)
Arabian poet, and the father of the Sahaba Adi ibn X and
Safana bin X. Stories about his extreme generosity have
made him an icon to Arabs up till the present day, as in
the proverbial phrase "more generous than X“.
We, however, know him in a different context. Most of us
got to know X in 2003 and then again in 2013 (with a
slightly lower popularity)
• Named after the book dealer who purchased
it in 1912, it is an illustrated codex in an
unknown writing system. It is carbon-dated to
the early 15th century and may have been
composed in Northern Italy during the
Renaissance. The text is written from left to
right on vellum and contains many
illustrations. Despite detailed study by WWI
and WWII cryptographers, it remains
undeciphered to this day.
• X emerged in 1921 in a series of photographs by
Man Ray. From 1922, X also appeared in a series
of puns and wordplays by French surrealist poet
Robert Desnos. Desnos portrayed X as a long-lost
aristocrat and rightful queen of France.
• Niandra LaDes, an alter ego of John Frusciante
who appeared on the album cover of Niandra
Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt was inspired by X.
• Rrose Selavy, the alterego of Marcel Duchamp
• In 1952, on the sets of one of her films, X fell in love with and married film
director, Y, who was fifteen years older than her and was already married. X was
also a very passionate poet. The ones below are dedicated to her lover-husband-
• "Dil saa jab saathi paya
Bechaini bhi woh saath le aaya"
• "Tum kya karo ge sun kar mujh se meri kahani
Bay lutf zindagi ke qissay hain pheekay pheekay"
• At the time of the divorce, she wrote:
"Talaaq to day rahay ho
Nazar-e-qehar ke saath Jawani bhi meri lauta do
Mehar ke saath"
(You are divorcing me with rage in your eyes
Return to me, also, my youth along with the alimony!)
X and Y?
• X's relatively low-profile film career subsequent to his
Academy Award has been widely considered an example of
the "Oscar jinx".
• According to film critic Leonard Maltin, professional failure
following an early success is referred to in Hollywood circles
as the “X” syndrome.
• X rejected this notion and told Maltin, "The Oscar is the
single most important event of my career. I have dined with
kings, shared equal billing with my idols, lectured at
Harvard and Columbia. If this is a jinx, I'll take two." In the
same interview, X said, "Even though I won the Oscar, I can
still take the subway in New York, and nobody recognizes
me. Some actors might find that disconcerting, but I find it
• Portrait of Anton Chekhov by brother Nikolai
• Apart from his primary occupation, X was also a
qualified entomologist, studying ___________ in
particular. He said, “The pleasures and rewards of
literary inspiration are nothing beside the rapture
of discovering a new organ under the microscope
or an undescribed species on a mountainside in
Iran or Peru.” X has a genus and numerous
species named after him.
• Give X and his particular interest.
• Vladimir Nabokov
• Lepidoptery – study
• The Y line ran from 1920 to 1948, at the
height of X use in the city. The route ran down
Bourbon, through the Quarter , to Y in the
Bywater district, and back up to the Canal.
According to journalist Jed Horne, Y is a
misspelled homage to _______ Clary, a fiance
of Napoleon Bonaparte. Since Hurricane
Katrina, most of the apartments in Y are have
• X – Streetcars in New Orleans
• Y – Desire Street
• What came to life on 5 May, 1857, when
Henry Wordsworth Longfellow, James Russell
Lowell, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Oliver
Wendell Holmes, Sr. gathered at the Parker
House Hotel in Boston?
Connect Round 1
• 4 Slides
• +10 for each correct answer
• Scoring pattern for the connect:
• X was most known for his biography of Queen
Victoria which won the James Tait Black
Memorial Prize. He also produced Eminent
Victorians, a work on four eminent
personalities of the Victorian era: Cardinal
Manning, Florence Nightingale, Thomas
Arnold and General Gordon. X was played by
Jonathan Pryce in the 1995 film Carrington,
for which we won the Best Actor award at
Cannes while the film won the Jury Prize.
• X was an artist and art critic and was credited
with coining the term Post-Impressionism. In
1913, he organized a group of young artists
into a collective called the Omega Workshops.
The goal of the collective was to incorporate
the aesthetics of Post-Impressionism into the
design of everyday functional objects. In 1933,
he was appointed to the much sought after
Slade Professorship of Fine Arts at Cambridge.
• The title of X’s magnum opus borrows from a poem in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass:
_______, O soul, __ _____!
Eclaircise the myths Asiatic—the primitive fables.
Not you alone, proud truths of the world!
Nor you alone, ye facts of modern science!
But myths and fables of eld—Asia’s, Africa’s fables!
The far-darting beams of the spirit!—the unloos’d dreams!
The deep diving bibles and legends;
The daring plots of the poets—the elder religions;
—O you temples fairer than lilies, pour’d over by the rising sun!
O you fables, spurning the known, eluding the hold of the known, mounting to heaven! 25
You lofty and dazzling towers, pinnacled, red as roses, burnish’d with gold!
Towers of fables immortal, fashion’d from mortal dreams!
You too I welcome, and fully, the same as the rest;
You too with joy I sing.
I feel certain I am going mad again. I feel we can’t go through another
of those terrible times. And I shan’t recover this time. I begin to hear
voices, and I can’t concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best
thing to do. You have given me the greatest possible happiness. You
have been in every way all that anyone could be. I don’t think two
people could have been happier till this terrible disease came. I can’t
fight any longer. I know that I am spoiling your life, that without me
you could work. And you will I know. You see I can’t even write this
properly. I can’t read. What I want to say is I owe all the happiness of
my life to you. You have been entirely patient with me and incredibly
good. I want to say that – everybody knows it. If anybody could have
saved me it would have been you. Everything has gone from me but
the certainty of your goodness. I can’t go on spoiling your life any
I don’t think two people could have been happier than we have been.
• Whose words and to whom?
Dry Infinite Pounce 2
• 16 Questions
• +10 on Direct
• +10/-10 on Pounce
• According to biblical accounts, X convinced her
husband to King Ahab to abandon Yahweh
worship and worship Baal and Asherah instead. X
is said to have persecuted prophets of Yahweh,
for which she was thrown out of the window by
members of her own court and her corpse left for
stray dogs to devour. Her dressing in finery and
putting on makeup before her death led to the
association of use of cosmetics with “painted
women” or prostitutes. X?
• X originally meant “a place or scene of
ostentation or empty, idle amusement and
frivolity”—a reference to the decadent fair in
John Bunyan’s 1678 book, The Pilgrim’s
Progress. By the 19th century, however,
author Y made X his own, borrowing the term
to christen his widely read 1848 satirical
novel, which was serialized at the time in
Britain’s Punch magazine. X and Y.
• X – Vanity Fair
• Y – William Makepeace Thackeray
• X debuted Off-Broadway in 1969 and in
London in 1970. It created controversy due to
its full frontal male and female nudity. The
title of the production takes its name from a
painting by Clovis Trouille, which itself was a
pun on the French translation of “What a
behind you have!” X?
• X had been working on a translation of Aeschylus'
Prometheus Bound for Lord Byron in 1816. That summer, X
and his lover, Y, and others stayed with Lord Byron in
Switzerland. As a contest, Byron suggested that they each
write a ghost story. Y began writing her Gothic novel Z; or,
The Modern Prometheus, which was declared the winner
of the contest. The fact that she overtly subtitled the novel
shows that she wished to show that she was inspired by the
story of Prometheus and wanted to draw attention to the
• X, Y and Z.
• X – Percy Shelley
• Y – Mary Shelley
• Z - Frankenstein
• X, known to have a penchant for firearms. X was a
proponent of “shotgun art”, which he described as thus:
There is no exact process. If you want to do shotgun art, you take a piece
of plywood, put a can of spray paint in front of it, and shoot it with a
shotgun or high powered rifle. The paint’s under high pressure so it
explodes! Throws the can 300 feet. The paint sprays in exploding color
across your surface. You can have as many colors as you want. Turn it
around, do it sideways, and have one color coming in from this side and
this side. Of course, they hit. Mix in all kinds of unpredictable patterns.
This is related to Pollack’s drip canvases, although this is a rather more
basically random process, there’s no possibility of predicting what
patterns you’re going to get.”
• X’s love for rifles ultimately led to him shooting his wife
dead in a drunken game of William Tell.
• Celebrated on June 16 every year, X involves
readings, dramatisations and pub crawls.
Participants often dress in Edwardian
costumes. Although only celebrated in one
country initially, it has spread to numerous
countries around the world over the years.
• X – Bloomsday
• Celebration of James Joyce.
• 16 June chosen as the events of Ulysses take
place on 16 June 1904.
• X was an orphanage by the Salvation Army
located in Woolton, Liverpool. It opened in 1936,
providing for 3 family units of 12 children each.
• The original house was later demolished and
replaced with a smaller purpose-built home for
children which opened in the early 1970s.
• It closed in early January 2005 and is now a
church and prayer centre. The famous gates
marking its entrance were removed and replaced
with replicas in 2011.
• The song was written by X about Y, after he
saw pictures of Y riding on her pony Macaroni.
However, it was only in 2007, when X
performed the song for Y at her 50th birthday,
that he revealed the song was about her.
• X and Y.
• Sweet Caroline by
• Caroline Kennedy
• What is the primary inspiration behind the
Peter Gabriel song Fourteen Black Paintings?
• X in 1968 had planned to make a film on the life of Y,
having spent two years researching Y. However, the
project was cancelled by the studio after poor
reception of another French film on Y. X later said:
• “Y himself once remarked what a great novel his life
would be. I'm sure he would have said "movie" if he
had known about them. His entire life is the story, and
it works perfectly well in the order it happened.”
• In 2013, Steven Spielberg announced he would develop
a TV miniseries based on X’s script.
• X and Y.
• After graduating from Harvard, X worked for
the Washington Post and Newsweek before
working as a speechwriter for Lyndon B
Johnson at the White House.
• After reading some of his articles, Doubleday
editor Tom Congdon called X to discuss the
possibility of publishing a book. However,
Congdon was more impressed by his ideas for
fiction than non-fiction. What resulted?
• The X was founded in 1970 by University of
Washington professor and activist Michael Lerner
and carried out many political anti-war protests
from 1970 to 1971. After carrying out a
demonstration at a Federal Courthouse, it was
ultimately charged with conspiracy to incite a
riot, with its members serving 3 months in prison
on grounds of contempt of court. Y, a prominent
member of X served as the inspiration for the
protagonist of 1998 film W.
• X, Y and W.
• X – Seattle Seven or Seattle Liberation Front
• Y – Jeff Dowd
• W – The Big Lebowski
• In his book X recalled that some people in his
circle believed that "Like a Rolling Stone"
contained hostile references to him; he was
told, "Listen to 'Like a Rolling Stone'—I think
you're the diplomat on the chrome horse,
• Landscape is nothing but an __________, and
an instantaneous one, hence this label that
was given us, by the way because of me. I had
sent a thing done in Le Havre, from my
window, sun in the mist and a few masts of
boats sticking up in the foreground. ... They
asked me for a title for the catalogue, it
couldn't really be taken for a view of Le Havre,
and I said: 'Put __________.‘ FITB.
• In order to get convincing performances, X hypnotized the
entire cast of Heart Off Glass (1976) and had them perform
their lines whilst under hypnosis. The finished film is one of
the most unique ever made.
• Despite getting shot with an air rifle whilst shooting a BBC
TV program X refused to end the interview.
• He released 11,000 rats in the German city of Delf whilst
fliming Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979). Each of the 11,000
rats had been individually dyed grey for the scene, and
were recaptured when filming ended.
• To propose to his wife, X walked a thousand miles across
the Alps, because “that is what a manly man does”.
• X) was a pioneer of American independent film by writing and
directing over a dozen movies, some of which he partially self-
financed, and which pioneered the use of improvisation and a
realistic cinéma vérité style. He studied acting with Don Richardson,
using an acting technique based on muscle memory.
• X was never interested in working with actors who were more
concerned with their images than with that of the characters whom
they were portraying, which is why he rarely had actors of note
(other than Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk and Ben Gazzara) in his
• Y, X’s son, also an actor, appeared in two of his father's films:
Husbands (1970) and A Woman Under the Influence (1974) as a
child. Y also appeared on Entourage as a daredevil director who did
his own stunts.
• X and Y.
• Connect: Directors who have starred as
villains in other directors’ movies
• John Huston in Chinatown
• Werner Herzog in Jack Reacher
• Orson Welles in The Third Man
• John Cassavetes in The Fury
• Quentin Tarantino in From Dusk Till Dawn,