• 15 questions
• No negatives
• Top 6 go through
• Star marked questions, as indicated, will be
used to resolve ties.
“It's no good to write a deliberate anti-drug song and hope that it will
catch. Because the general thing is that people will be upset by that. It
would disturb them to have someone else shoving something down
their throat. So the best thing to do is offer something that seems
ambiguous—that on study or on reflection actually can be seen to be
‘anti’—which the song X is actually an anti song. If you study it or look
at it with a little bit of thought ... from a distance ... or as it goes by ... it
just sounds like a song about X. But actually, it is quite cleverly anti” - Y
Because of its ambiguous message, Y did not perform the song in
many of his concerts; over the years, Y has added the lyrics 'that dirty
X' in live shows to underline the anti-drug message of the song.
• X costs 50 pounds a bottle and boasts an ABV(
Alcohol by Volume) of 67.5 per cent.
According to the manufacturers: “X is not like
others in that we would not recommend
drinking a whole bottle in one go. It should be
savoured in small measures in a similar way to
a fine whisky or brandy. “
• ID X.
• According to the director of the movie, “Through the late
'80s in Britain, _____ began to mean anybody who was
obsessive about something trivial, and part of that is drugs.
It's a very male thing. Women, they know better. It was a
way in which men would conquer an area of life by just
knowing everything about all the Sean Connery films.”
• However, the title of the movie is actually a reference to an
incident from the novel (on which the movie is based)
where Begbie and Renton meet "an auld drunkard" in the
disused Leith Central railway station, where they mean to
use a toilet. The drunkard asks them (in a weak attempt at
a joke) if they are _______.
• Which movie?
• In 1969, X, an iconic vocalist (member of Y, a
pioneering psychedelic rock act), was invited to a
tea party at the White House. This was because
she and the president's daughter were both
alumni of Finch college. She invited the political
activist, Abbie Hoffman, to be her escort and
planned to spike President Richard Nixon's tea
with 600 micrograms of LSD. The plan was
thwarted when they were prevented from
entering after being recognized by White House
security personnel, as X had been placed on an
FBI blacklist. Identify X and Y.
• Y, pictured in the next slide, first started drawing X sometime
in 2013. X has since gone on to become extremely popular,
and Y’s work has been compared to the work of Spanish
surrealist cartoonist Joan Cornella. He credits the swift
popularity of the strips to 'the love for nostalgia and the
archaic which most of us have that is partly responsible for
the popularity. I always found the visual styling of the
educational charts from the ‘80s and early ‘90s very amusing.
Most of the people relate to this style because they probably
went to school when these charts were widely prevalent.' ID
X. Bonus points for Y.
• X is a song by British band Y dealing with theme of
prostitution in Sheffield. Penned by lead singer Z (in
the days before he became an Elvis impersonator), the
song's lyrics tell a story narrated from the point of view
of a concerned individual who is approached by a
scantily-clad girl, heavily implied to be a prostitute; he
then observes a "scummy man" who has been hanging
around the neighbourhood; the man is implied to be
either the prostitute's pimp or a 'client' who is picking
her up for sex. The song’s lyrics contain a reference to
‘Roxanne’ by the police (“He told Roxanne to put on
her red light”) ID X, Y, Z.
• What are we talking about? X has been used
in India since Vedic times, and is an integral
part of Hindu culture. Sadhus and Sufis use it
to boost meditation and to achieve
transcendental states. X is also used amongst
Sufis as an aid to spiritual ecstasy. X is a
preparation from the leaves and flowers
(buds) of the female cannabis plant. Identify
• The Cynic philosopher Diogenes, pictured by
Gérôme with the large jar in which he lived;
when strangers at the inn were expressing
their wish to catch sight of the great orator
Demosthenes, Diogenes is said to have
___________ and exclaimed "this, for you, is
the demagogue of the Athenians”. FITB.
Picture in the next slide
• Some viewers of the original X believed that Y smoked
marijuana due to his antics and constant hunger. In a
Newsweek article, Casey Kasem was asked if he had ever
observed that subtext in the series and Kasem responded
that "there wasn't anything like that at all", explaining
"guess it's because, I don't know, it was a wholesome show
from beginning to end" and was not aware of the fan
viewpoint until the interviewer brought it up. Parodying the
subtext, the makers of X film shot several scenes referring
to Y's supposed drug use, but few of those scenes were
included in the final film product. Matthew Lillard, the
actor who portrays X in the film, does not think Y smokes
marijuana: "He just seems like that. He acts a little goofy
and high, he's lovable and scared”. ID X and Y.
• The experiment (called "Ganzfeld", German for "entire
field", if wikipedia is to be believed) is tantalizingly simple
and requires hilariously low-tech equipment. Unlike (highly)
illegal drugs like LSD, which work through receptors and
whatnot, the ganzfeld experiment works by "fooling" the
brain or compelling it to "fill in the gaps" by depriving it of
proper stimuli. The Xs force your eyes to look at a uniform
white field and the experiment saturates your ear with
sound of one frequency. The brain freaks out and frantically
starts churning out random halo-like images to
compensate. In this sense, what the user witnesses are not
real hallucinations (now that's an oxymoron, if there was
one), but extreme visual distortions that we can call
• ."Porn has gone mainstream now. It's like
Coca-Cola or Pepsi with dicks in it." Which
movie is this quote from?
• In early instances, the Nagai method is used– the same
synthetic route used by Nagai Nagayoshi in the first
recorded attempt. The Nagai method employs
pseudoephedrine, which is reduced with hydroiodic acid
(HI) to yield the product. This method was once the
favourite of small scale operations in America – along with
the misnamed “Nazi method”, which was most common in
agricultural areas with access to liquid ammonia fertiliser
(Li/NH3 reduction or Birch reduction). Today small-scale
operators prefer the one pot “shake and bake” method, a
modified form of the Birch reduction. We know the Nagai
method from a TV show which became famous because of
the protagonist's brash new method that is better than the
Nagai. What is this?
• X (BORN JANUARY THIRTY-FIRST, NINETEEN-FIFTY-EIGHT),
ALSO KNOWN TO HIS ADULT MOTHERFUCKERS
AS Y, IS A SHARK-EATING, SNAKE-HATING, LITTLE-KNOWN
CULT NON-CANADIAN MOTHERFUCKER AND
PRESIDENT OF MOTHERFUCKING ANTARCTICA!!!
• WHY DO YOU THINK IT'S THE ONLY CONTINENT
WITHOUT ANY MOTHERFUCKING SNAKES??? I'M
SORRY, DID I BREAK YOUR CONCENTRATION??? WELL,
ALLOW ME TO RETORT!!! IT'S BECAUSE HE'S THE
PRESIDENT OF MOTHERFUCKING ANTARCTICA.
BITCH!!!” Uncyclopedia entry. ID X.
• Facundo X Massó, a Spanish wine merchant, was born in Sitges, Catalonia,
Spain, in 1814, and emigrated to Cuba in 1830. During this period, rum
was cheaply made and not considered a refined drink, and rarely sold in
upmarket taverns. Facundo began attempting to "tame" rum by isolating a
proprietary strain of yeast still used in production. This yeast gives it its
flavour profile. After experimenting with several techniques he hit upon
filtering the rum through charcoal, which removed impurities. In addition
to this, Facundo aged the rum in white oak barrels, which had the effect of
mellowing the drink. The final product was the first clear, or "white" rum
in the world.
Moving from the experimental stage to a more commercial endeavour, he
and his brother José set up a Santiago de Cuba distillery they bought in
1862; which housed a still made of copper and cast iron. In the rafters of
this building lived Y – which inspired something famous. ID X and Y