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  1. 1. ROUND 1
  2. 2. 1. “X” originated in Japan, 2011 when Naver began developing Line in Japan. Due to post-tsunami many of the country’s telecom networks strained and the company’s data-based calls and text messages worked better than regular calls and text messages. “X” have recently gained cult status. What’s “X”
  3. 3. STICKERS
  4. 4. Comic effect created in a scene in Monty Python's Life of Brian when Brian, who lives in Judea in 33AD, is 'rescued' from a high fall by a passing space ship The resolution of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, in which the otherwise unconquerable invaders are killed by terrestrial microorganisms In the conclusion of the classic novel Lord of the Flies the savage children are rescued by a passing navy officer. 2. The Device has seen many a memorable examples in literature and Motion media, some of them being stated below. Identify the Device
  5. 5. Deus ex machine (God from the Machine)
  6. 6. 3. The set design of ”X” was based on the Indiana Jones movies, and Marianne Arneberg of the Orlando Sentinel described Legends as "a combination of Jeopardy and Raiders of the Lost Ark". The set design has been described as Mayan. It included areas for different types of physical challenges: a broad but shallow pool of water (the moat), a set of steps (the Steps of Knowledge), and a large, two-and-a-half-floor vertical labyrinth at the back of the stage. ID X
  7. 7. 4. “X” is a music genre. The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of “X” varies according to culture and social context. It is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, and as an entertainment product for the marketplace. “X” in general is characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a Christian nature. One can pursue its roots through the academic discipline of ethno-musicology (going back to Europe and Africa), through a study of the 2,000-year history of church music, and through a study of rural folk music traditions. Coming out of an oral tradition, “X” typically utilizes a great deal of repetition. This is a device to promote group participation. ID X
  9. 9. 5. “X” is a body spray manufactured by Faberge which was part of Unilever, an Anglo-Dutch company base in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and London, United Kingdom. “X” was launched in the UK in 1981, including the butterfly design and the slogan "Men can't help acting on X.“ As of 2010, The Saturdays are the ambassadors of “X” in the UK, the first girl group to since the Spice Girls (1997). It has been the inspiration behind another brand “Y” of Unilever launched in France in 1983 known alternatively as Lynx in UK, Australia and New Zealand. ID X and Y
  10. 10. Impulse and Axe
  11. 11. Audience Question
  12. 12. In professional wrestling, the term ___________ refers to Saturday, July 14, 1984, the day when Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Federation took over the time slot on Superstation WTBS that had been home to Georgia Championship Wrestling(GCW) and its flagship weekly program, World Championship Wrestling, for 12 years. McMahon's purchase led to a longstanding rivalry between himself and WTBS owner ”X” ID X and FITB
  13. 13. Black Saturday and Ted Turner
  14. 14. 6. The___________ _____________ case was a legal struggle involving prolonged life support in the United States that lasted from 1990 to 2005. The issue was whether to carry out the decision of the husband of the lady involved, to terminate life support for her. The case has often been compared to those of Karen Ann Quinlan and Nancy Cruzan, two other highly influential right-to-die cases. FITB
  15. 15. Terri Schiavo
  16. 16. 7. The campaign, developed by Ogilvy & Mather, was initially aired across the country in teaser poster and print ads. The advertisements were created in the old traditional Indian cinema poster style, with „hand painted‟ graphics and vivid colors. Piyush Pandey, executive chairman and CD for South Asia at Ogilvy & Mather was initially tasked to develop a campaign for another brand under the “X” umbrella, “Y”. To which he said “Y” is too small a brand for a big idea like this. Take the money all over again and shoot it for “Z” that was the beginning of everything.” ID Z
  17. 17. FEVICOL
  18. 18. 8. A ____________ is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anticlimax. For this reason, it is extremely popular among comedians and satirists. Some _____________ not only change the meaning of an early phrase, but they also play on the double meaning of a particular word, creating a form of syllepsis. FITB
  19. 19. Paraprosdokian “You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing—after they have tried everything else.“ —Winston Churchil
  20. 20. 9. "Club Foot" by Kasabian "Kids" by Sleigh Bells "Nothing to Worry About" by Peter Bjorn and John "Let U Know" by Plastilina Mosh“ Sketches (20 Something Life)" by La Rocca Connect (Non Exhaustive)
  22. 22. 10. Mark Simpson is credited with coining the term “X” in a 1994 article. He also introduced the word to the U.S. in 'Meet the X', a much-quoted essay on Salon.com in 2002, leading to the global popularity of the term. This was also the first citation of the footballer “Y” as the ultimate example of the type. Simpson was later credited with introducing the term “Z” (in the antisense of the “X”) in 2003. Id X & Y & Z
  24. 24. 11. The New York Times acclaimed Simpson's analysis of how sport and advertising are both increasingly using homoerotic imagery, in a process he dubbed "X" as one of the Ideas of the Year. The Times newspaper also featured “X” in their 'Year in Ideas' list. Id X
  25. 25. SPORNO ( A combination of sport and porn )
  26. 26. Audience Question
  27. 27. “X” has previously served as member of the Planning Commission of India and Cabinet Minister of India. He has written extensively on foreign affairs of India dealing largely with China, Pakistan and Israel. He is also a published author. “X” is a strong supporter of the free market economy and is responsible for creating the blueprint that opened India's economy to the world in 1991. He was appointed as Chairman of the Commission on Labour Standards and International Trade by then Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao. This was perhaps for the first time that an Opposition Partymember was given a Cabinet rank post by the ruling party. ID X
  29. 29. Round 2 KONNECT
  30. 30. 1. During his tenure at the Foreign Ministry, “X”’s nickname was jusa, meaning "the Bureaucrat" or "the administrative clerk". The name was used as both positive and negative: complimenting his attention to detail and administrative skill while deriding what was seen as a lack of charisma and subservience to his superiors. The press corps calls him "the slippery eel", for his ability to dodge questions. His peers praise his understated "Confucian approach." and he is regarded by many as a "stand-up guy" and is known for his "easy smile. ID X
  31. 31. BAN KI- MOON
  32. 32. 2. “X” is a portmanteau of the words. Editor Dave Carnie coined the term in the skateboard magazine Big Brother in the 1990s to refer specifically to the sort of relationships that develop between skaters who spent a great deal of time together. The regular use of the term was propelled into the lexicon during Big Brother 7 (U.S.), when contestants Will Kirby and Mike Malin referred to their “X” throughout the show and popularized the term. ID X
  33. 33. The Korean pop industry involves the so- called fan service, which is largely based on BROMANCE of a non-sexual nature between band members of male idol groups. Fans pair their favourites into "OTPs" (one true pairing), who in turn reinforce the pairs by acting cute and brotherly with each other on television. X is BROMANCE (Brother and Romance)
  34. 34. 3. In 2001, ”X” was arrested for the possession of marijuana and as a result, was unable to attend his grandfather's funeral. During an interview, “X” revealed "I was very close to him. I was not there at the funeral: I will regret this [being arrested] for the rest of my life, because my grandpa loved me so much, and I couldn't be there for him on his deathbed” In a July 2013 interview with The Sunday Times, “X” stated that he has a drinking problem, noting that the only time he isn't drinking alcohol is when he is hungover. “X” also revealed that the one celebrity he wants to meet most is the American actor Tom Cruise. ID X
  35. 35. PSY
  36. 36. 4. Anthony Nesty of Suriname won his country's first Olympic medal by winning the 100m butterfly, scoring an upset victory over ”X” by .01 of a second as he was caught between strokes as he approached the finishing wall when he chose to glide rather than take another stroke, thwarting X’s attempt of breaking ___________ (a very famous record) in the process Nesty became the first black person to win individual swimming gold. ID X and FITB
  37. 37. MATT BIONDI and MARK SPITZ’s seven Gold medals in one Olympics
  38. 38. 5. The current design is intended to emphasize flexibility and simplicity while conveying a dynamic and innovative image through the ellipse, the symbol of the universe and the world stage. The openings on both ends of the ellipse are intended to illustrate open-mindedness and the desire to communicate with the world. The blue color symbolizes stability and reliability. It also stands for social responsibility as a corporate citizen. What are we talking about ?
  39. 39. Audience Question
  40. 40. Developed by Yahoo “X” a variation of Scrabble, it draws random tiles instead of providing a finite number of tiles for the game, assigns different point levels to each letter and has a slightly different board layout. X has a much deeper connect with you all though and its upon us, well almost !!! ID X
  41. 41. LITERATI
  42. 42. 6. “X” is a set of eight “Y” to represent fundamental principles of reality. In Popular Culture The Unicode character set has characters for each of the eight Y at codepoints U+2630 to U+2637 In Jackie Chan Adventures, the Y are each written on a face of the Pan'ku Box and each of the Y represent their own demon sorcerer with corresponding nature. The television series Lost incorporated the X into the logos for the DHARMA Initiative. In the anime and manga Naruto, the Hyuga clan's main attack is the Eight Y Sixty-Four Palms. In the film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Snake-Eyes has the X symbols for water akin to the original comic. Ling Xiaoyu, a character from the Tekken series, uses various forms of Chinese martial arts, X being one of those styles. In the movie The Karate Kid, the matches in the final contest sequence take place on large circular “X” arrangements that delimit the combat area. ID X and Y
  43. 43. BAGUA and TRIGRAMS (The South Korean flag has 4 black trigrams on four corners.)
  44. 44. 7. Due to the rocky history between Japan and South Korea, Japanese cultural imports—such as manga, anime, video games, music and movies—were banned by the South Korean government after Korean Independence at the end of World War II. This ban would be in effect throughout most of the 80s and 90s, particularly when video game consoles began to grow in popularity in Japan and the West. Many Korean companies would find ways around the ban, such as licensing American versions of Japanese consoles; “X”, for example, licensed the American ”Y” (instead of the Japanese Famicom) and released it as “Z” ID X & Y& Z
  46. 46. 8. In the James Bond novel Role of Honour, authored by John Gardner in the 1980s, one of the villain's henchmen whom Bond faces is named “X”. Gerard Depardieu was reported to have instructed Robert De Niro how to use “X” and water to solve an erection problem while shooting a scene for Bernardo Bertolucci's1900 in 1977. In "Home Insecurity," an episode of The Venture Bros., villain Baron Ünderbheit discovers his trusted henchmen have betrayed him, and thus forces them into resignation. They are presented with “X” as a seemingly amicable parting gift, though it turns out to be an omen for Ünderbheit's retaliation for their betrayal, subsequently revealed to be ________ bombs. ID X
  47. 47. Tiger is South Korea’s National animal
  48. 48. 9. The title sequence of “X’s” episode "MoneyBART" , created by “Y”, the pseudonym for an unidentified British graffiti artist known for his anti-Establishment pranks, ran during the opening credits — a regular slot known to ”X” fans as the “Z". It depicted a dungeon-like complex where droning Asian animators worked in sweatshops, rats scurried around with human bones, kittens were spliced up into Bart “X” dolls, and a gaunt unicorn punched holes into DVDs. Nelson Shin the Godfather of Korean Animation was disappointed with this. The satire, he and other animators have since argued, gave the impression that Asian artists slave away in subpar sweatshops when, in fact, they animate much of ”X” every week in high-tech workshops in downtown Seoul. ID X
  50. 50. 10. Neil Patrick Harris John Malkovich Jean-Claude Van Damme Paul Giamatti Audie Murphy Marcello Mastroianni Peter Falk Joaquin Phoenix Michael Cera Albert Brooks Andy Kaufman Steve Coogan CONNECT (Non Exhaustive)
  51. 51. Celebrities who have played themselves on screen.
  52. 52. 11. Holly Marie Combs Topher Grace Joshua Jackson Barry Watson Shane West Five Television Actors POKER CONNECT ?
  53. 53. Brad Pitt (Rusty) taught them how to play Poker in Ocean’s Eleven
  54. 54. Audience Question
  55. 55. Live doves were released as a symbol of world peace, but a number of the doves were burned alive also in the process. As a result of protests following the incident, the last time live doves were released was in 1992. Balloon doves were released in 1994 and paper doves were used in 1996. What are we talking about ?
  56. 56. At 1988 Seoul Olympics, doves were burnt alive by lighting of the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony.