That Quizzy Feeling 17

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That Quizzy Feeling 17

  1. 1. That Quizzy Feeling- 17 -Ankit Sethi
  2. 2. What connects these posters?
  3. 3. You can find them all at: #19 and # 20, 495 Grove St., New York, NY 10001 Better known as the apartments of Joey and Chandler, and, Monica and Rachel respectively.
  4. 4. Spice Girls performing at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards. Why the black band?
  5. 5. As a mark of mourning over Princess Diana’s death in August of the same year.
  6. 6. Which sportsman was named after this?
  7. 8. What connects the three movies?
  8. 9. All adaptations of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s short story White Nights.
  9. 10. The phrase comes from a poem X published by Y. Within a month of its initial publication in New York, Henry Labouchère published a parody of it in London, inserting "'Tis useless to be mild" to rhyme with the original line "Half devil and half child". It first appeared in McClure's Magazine in February, 1899. Subtitled "The United States and The Philippine Islands", it speaks of "The savage wars of peace" and exhorts readers to "Fill full the mouth of Famine / And bid the sickness cease." What phrase/poem?
  10. 11. The White Man’s Burden by Rudyard Kipling.
  11. 12. Famous music artist’s cameo in “Across the Universe”. Name?
  12. 14. TMNT was created to parody four of the most popular comics of the 1980s: Marvel Comics' Daredevil and New Mutants , Dave Sim's Cerebus and ________. The cover of TMNT #1 is an homage to the cover of _________. Name it.
  13. 16. Sanrio Puroland is an indoor theme park located in Tama New Town, Tokyo, Japan that attracts over 1.5 million visitors per year. Opened on December 7, 1990, the theme park is run by the Sanrio company, and hosts various musicals, restaurants, attractions, and theme rides. It is the official theme-park of one the most famous pop-culture exports of Japan. What?
  14. 17. Hello Kitty
  15. 18. Far Cry 2 is an open-ended first-person shooter developed by Ubisoft Montreal. It was released on October 21, 2008. The game takes place in a fictional modern-day East African nation in a state of anarchy and civil war. It has a new style of gameplay that allows the player greater freedom to explore different African landscapes such as deserts, jungles, and savannas. In the game, a trophy/achievement called “___________" is awarded for exploring every square kilometer of the map of the fictional country. What is the trophy called?
  16. 19. “ Dr. Livingstone, I presume”
  17. 20. In the original 1960 edition of the book, according to the newspaper article on page 2, the plane that crashed belonged to Indian Airways. A representative of the company came forward following publication of the book, and complained to X about the negative publicity - "It's scandalous ! None of our planes have ever crashed. You have done us a considerable wrong." X agreed to change it to a fictitious 'Sari Airways', although the plane on page 58 features the words 'Indian Airways' in all editions. Name the book as well as identify X.

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