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Cqc Informal

  1. 1. CQC Informal 25. 10. 2009 by 2-D
  2. 2. The Alpha & Omega Quiz This time, not a text message!
  3. 3. About Me (The Hypothetical 3 rd Dimension) <ul><li>My (real) name : Aravind Ramachandran </li></ul><ul><li>2nd yr Mechanical Engg student of Sri Venkateswara College of Engg, Chennai </li></ul><ul><li>Big fan of Opeth, Pink Floyd, Calvin & Hobbes, Michael Jordan, xkcd, Man Utd  </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Rules <ul><li>Infinite Bounce </li></ul><ul><li>Correct Answer(direct and otherwise)= 10 points </li></ul><ul><li>Preferably no passing  </li></ul><ul><li>m/ </li></ul><ul><li>Quizmaster’s decision making skills may be questioned only upon having entered NM Bakery  </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1
  6. 6. And the answer is…
  7. 8. 2 <ul><li>Put fundae </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;St. IGNUcius&quot; of the Church of Emacs </li></ul><ul><li>“ vi vi vi is the ______ of the beast” </li></ul>
  8. 9. And the answer is…
  9. 10. <ul><li>Richard Stallman ’s EMACS text editor, a part of his GNU project, gained popularity over the vi editor on UNIX platforms. Stallman hence jokingly canonized himself <quote no.1> and vi editor was subsequently called the editor of the beast :P </li></ul>EDITOR WAR
  10. 11. 3 <ul><li>The @ festival, begun in 1962 is an annual theatre festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, with over 800 performances a year, dedicated to producing the works of @ and his contemporaries. </li></ul>
  11. 12. And the answer is…
  12. 13. George Bernard Shaw
  13. 14. 4 <ul><li>On March 18, 1995,Michael Jordan announced his return to the NBA through a press release: “I'm back.” Boosted by Jordan's comeback, the Bulls made the playoffs and advanced to the Eastern Conference Semi-finals against the Orlando Magic. At the end of the first game of the series, though, Orlando's Nick Anderson would strip Jordan from behind, leading to the game-winning basket for the Magic; he would later comment that Jordan &quot;didn't look like the old Michael Jordan.” What did this lead to? </li></ul>
  14. 15. And the answer is…
  15. 16. He returned to wearing #23 again 
  16. 17. 5 Identify the ad
  17. 18. And the answer is…
  18. 20. 6 <ul><li>A devoted Star Trek fan, @ was personally invited by film director J. J. Abrams to play a role in the latest Star Trek movie. @ accepted and travelled to Los Angeles, California to shoot his scene. In addition to appearing in the film, he also has a line of dialogue at the beginning of the film (&quot;Captain, we have visual.&quot;) and donated the $217.06 pay check to charity. On October 6, 2007, @ joined the Pittsburgh Steelers for the day during their regular practice, after the organization learned that one of his dreams was to play in the NFL. The Pittsburgh City Council declared November 19, 2007 to be “@ Day&quot;. @? </li></ul>
  19. 21. And the answer is…
  20. 22. Dr. Randy Pausch
  21. 23. 7 <ul><li>SnorriCam is named after two Icelandic photographers, Einar Snorri and Eiður Snorri, who work together under the name Snorri Brothers (although they are not related). The concept of the SnorriCam has been around for decades. Various ad hoc versions of the device were implemented in films going as far back as Seconds , in 1966. Some of the movies in which SnorriCam has been used are : </li></ul><ul><li>Mean Streets </li></ul><ul><li>Dil Chahta Hai </li></ul><ul><li>Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels </li></ul><ul><li>∏ </li></ul><ul><li>Malcolm </li></ul><ul><li>Guru </li></ul><ul><li>Requiem For A Dream </li></ul><ul><li>So what exactly is a SnorriCam? </li></ul>
  22. 24. And the answer is…
  23. 25. <ul><li>It is a camera that is rigged to the body of the actor, facing the actor directly, so when he walks, he does not appear to move, but everything around him does. </li></ul>
  24. 26. 8 <ul><li>The Flying Spaghetti Monster was created in 2005 by Bobby Henderson as a satirical protest to the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to require the teaching of ‘intelligent design’ as an alternative to biological evolution in public schools. According to Henderson, since the intelligent design movement uses ambiguous references to an unspecified &quot;Intelligent Designer&quot;, this leaves open any conceivable entity to fulfil that role, even a Flying Spaghetti Monster. The Flying Spaghetti Monster was discussed by Richard Dawkins in his book The God Delusion . It has also been featured in several other media outlets, including The Colbert Report and Science Friday . Dawkins' reference is satirized in the show South Park, in the episode “Go God Go” </li></ul><ul><li>(pic on next slide) </li></ul>
  25. 27. <ul><li>FSM is the deity of the parody religion called the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, also known as ? </li></ul>
  26. 28. And the answer is…
  27. 29. Pastafarianism 
  28. 30. 9 <ul><li>In 2005, a draft of the &quot;racial and religious hatred bill&quot; in the UK specifically excluded @s from any protection, alongside Satanists, Scientologists, sexists, racists, and believers in animal or human sacrifice. On September 18, 2009 a @ in the UK was asked to leave a grocery store for wearing his @ robes in violation of the store's &quot;no hoodie&quot; policy. @? </li></ul>
  29. 31. And the answer is…
  30. 32. Jedi Knight
  31. 33. 10 <ul><li>To Tell the Truth is an American television game show created by Bob Stewart that has been aired intermittently in various forms since 1956 </li></ul><ul><li>The basic premise of the show consisted of a panel of four celebrities correctly identifying a contestant (a &quot;central character&quot;) from a choice of three possibilities, members of a &quot;team of challengers.&quot; One of the contestants normally held an unusual occupation or had done something noteworthy, and it was this person whom the panel had to attempt to identify. Two of the people will tell lies, while the real person has sworn &quot;to tell the truth”. At the end of the show, the real person is asked to reveal himself. </li></ul><ul><li>Famous contestants to this show include Frank Abagnale Jr. (Catch me if you can), Alan Freed, Rosa Parks, Chuck Jones, William Hannah, Gary Trudeau, William Gaines, Stan Lee, and Sergey Brin. How has this show been immortalized in the world of entertainment? </li></ul>
  32. 35. And the answer is…
  33. 36. The show always ended thus : “Will the real <insert name here> please stand up”
  34. 37. 11 Fundae?
  35. 38. And the answer is…
  36. 39. Obtained upon typing “about:robots” in Firefox 3.0 address bar
  37. 40. 12 <ul><li>What is blanked out? Hint : 2005 </li></ul>
  38. 41. And the answer is…
  39. 42. <ul><li>The 2005 United States Grand Prix was run with only six cars, after the Michelin tyres used by the other 14 cars proved unsafe for the circuit. A proposal involving the addition of a temporary chicane to slow cars through the fastest corner of the circuit was rejected by the then FIA President Max Mosley. This effectively forced the teams running Michelin tyres to pull out for safety reasons. </li></ul>
  40. 43. 13 Whose?
  41. 44. And the answer is…
  42. 46. 14 <ul><li>@ has buck teeth, and a learning disability and is β 's cousin. @ lives with Ma and Pa Skillet, in the Okefenokee swamp of southern Georgia. Whenever @ and β greet each other, they do a special handshake involving two high fives. Whenever @ heard the word &quot;Clue&quot;, he would invariably pull out a magnifying glass and, intoning the opening four notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, chant “Dum dum Dum DUM!”. @ and β ? </li></ul>
  43. 47. And the answer is…
  44. 48. Dum and Doo 
  45. 49. 15 <ul><li>@ boarded the NASA space shuttle Discovery (STS-124) on May 31, 2008, with the ultimate destination of the International Space Station (ISS). @ was seen peering out a window aboard the ISS. </li></ul><ul><li>@ returned to Earth from the space station on Sept. 11, 2009 aboard mission STS-128, hence becoming the longest tenured crew member in space. @? </li></ul>
  46. 50. And the answer is…
  47. 51. Buzz Lightyear
  48. 52. 16 <ul><li>@ is a line of collectible block-style figures and associated products created by Japanese toy company MediCom Toy Inc. The basic @ figure design has a body that resembles an extremely simplified human form, somewhat similar in appearance to Playmobil or Lego figures. </li></ul>
  49. 53. And the answer is…
  50. 54. Kubricks
  51. 55. 17 <ul><li>In the USAF, four squadrons of the 90th Bombardment Group of the Fifth Air Force under General George C. Kenney, commanded by Colonel Art Rogers were known as the @s. Easily distinguished by the @ insignia, from 1943, the four squadrons all displayed it on the twin tail fins of their B-24 heavy bombers (heavies) with different colour backgrounds for each squadron. The 319th's tail fin background was blue, the 320th's red, the 321st, green, and the 400th, the most graphic of the four, black (shown in pic on next slide). </li></ul>
  52. 57. And the answer is…
  53. 58. Jolly Rogers
  54. 59. 18 (Question on next slide)
  55. 60. <ul><li>The guy playing the bodyguard was chosen for something about five years after this movie was shot. However, his strong Western accent would restrict his potential fame. Identify, and fundae. </li></ul>
  56. 61. And the answer is…
  57. 62. David Prowse , the guy in Darth Vader’s suit. Due to his accent, George Lucas chose James Earl Jones to voice the character. So, we’ve heard Jones’ legendary voice, but never seen Prowse’s face in the Star Wars series.
  58. 63. 19 <ul><li>Douglas Adams said about @, in his book So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish : “@ has an extraordinary ability to make a Schecter Custom Stratocaster hoot and sing like angels on a Saturday night, exhausted from being good all week and needing a stiff beer.“ </li></ul><ul><li>@'s song &quot;Going Home&quot; from the soundtrack to Local Hero is played before kick-off at Newcastle United's home matches at St James' Park. </li></ul><ul><li>@ and his big fan β once had a joint interview on Harsha Bhogle's show Harsha Online . @ and β , please?  </li></ul>
  59. 64. And the answer is…
  60. 65. Mark Knopfler & Sachin Tendulkar
  61. 66. 20 <ul><li>Parodying what? </li></ul>
  62. 67. And the answer is…
  63. 68. Snapple (Sn= Tin)
  64. 69. 21 <ul><li>The Chicago @ (often just The @ ) is an untitled monumental sculpture by @ in Chicago, Illinois. The sculpture, dedicated on August 15, 1967 in Daley Plaza in the Chicago Loop, is 50 feet (15.2 m) tall and weighs 162 tons. It was the first such major public artwork in Downtown Chicago, and has become a well known landmark. Visitors to Daley Plaza can often be seen climbing on and sliding down the base of the sculpture. There was speculation on the subject, which ranged from a bird, or aardvark to @'s pet Afghan Hound, or a baboon head. It is known for its inviting jungle gym-like characteristics. @? </li></ul><ul><li>(pic on next slide) </li></ul>
  65. 71. And the answer is…
  66. 72. Picasso Today is the 128 th anniversary of his birth
  67. 73. Run out of questions! The End it shall be 

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