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Fiddy or Gogarty?

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A few people on one of the threads below (and on Twitter) were asking about table quiz questions from last night. Here (if this works) are the two visual rounds. Have a go at guessing if you like, the questions are at the end. The blurb missing from the Fiddy or Gogarty round reads:

This round is called FIDDY or GOGARTY. The following are ten tweets. Contestants have to guess whether they were written by rapper 50 Cent or Green party TD Paul Gogarty.

Table Quiz

P.S. I should acknowledge I got the idea for the ‘Celebrity’ round at the Flat Lake Festival table quiz.

P.P.S. Thanks a billion to everyone who turned up last night and raised a whole load of money for ReachOut.com

P.P.P.S. And, of course, to my friend Scally who did all the complicated technical stuff for me!

November 4th, 2010.

65 Responses to “Fiddy or Gogarty?”

  1. jax Says:

    Genius :)

  2. Adrian Says:

    savage, nice one

  3. Lisa Says:

    Absolutely love the Fiddy or Gogarty round.

  4. gueuleton Says:

    Great job. That celebrity round is seriously disturbing, going to give me nightmares for weeks to come.

    Out of interest Eoin, what were complicated technical issues?

  5. El Kid Says:

    @ gueuleton – Directions to the venue probably

  6. YankeeMick Says:

    @ gueuleton – I’m sure there was a scart lead involved.They’re a fiendishly difficult concept to grasp.

  7. YankeeMick Says:

    I got alot of the Fiddy/Gogarty one right, only because I pulled a switcharoo on what seemed like the right answer.

    I have seen that wax museum artist’s work before…http://bashinginminds.com/2009/06/29/mummified-teenager-from-buffy-the-vampire-slayer/

  8. Eoin Says:

    @ Gueuleton – Power point presentation. (Well, complicated to me.)

    @ YM – occurred to me people might do that. Figured, if they did, they might seriously consider possibility Gogarty then tweeted “Keep grindin’ baby, it’s yo boy!” If that happened, my work was done.

  9. Eoin Says:

    P.S. You can fuck right off EK. I thought you were going to enter and win singlehandedly or was that just more drunken horseshit?

  10. Ponyo Says:

    Bob Hope looks like a black acid scarred version of Kelsey Grammar

  11. Eoin Says:

    @ Ponyo – lot of people guessed Jack Nicholson for that one

  12. Lauren Says:

    Well done Eoin and everyone involved! It was really good fun. And we got 10/10 in the Fiddy or Gogarty? round… winning didn’t matter after that.

  13. Eoin Says:

    @ Lauren – Fuck, didn’t even know you were there. But extremely impressed you did so well on that round.

    @ Lisa – as per your request on other thread, I’ll pitch you a question from book round:

    Considered one of the canonical works of existentialism, the title of this Jean Paul Sartre novel is defined in the dictionary as “a sickness at the stomach, esp. when accompanied by a loathing for food and an involuntary impulse to vomit.” Name the book.

  14. DD Says:

    Being and Nothingness?

  15. Lisa Says:

    Eoin – hmm, sounds exactly like how I felt last Sunday after a particularly raucous Halloween party. The Hangover? (One of the few Sartre novels to have later received a Hollywood adaptation.)

  16. gueuleton Says:

    Nausea

  17. Eoin Says:

    Correct-ah @ Gueuleton. Read that book at the same time as I was writing this feature. Sufficed to say, it was a bad time for the empire.

    Another one. Last month the American Book Review published its list of the 100 Best First Lines from Novels. Identify the book this first line appeared in:

    “It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen…”

  18. graham Says:

    Alice in Wonderland?

  19. Eoin Says:

    Nope.

  20. El Kid Says:

    @ Butler, didn’t enter cos it was booked out. But bright cold day in April when the clocks were striking thirteen? That’s from 1984.

  21. Eoin Says:

    Wow, fair play. So did you use Google or Bing?

  22. Ponyo Says:

    “Fiddy or Gogarty? Both parties would be insane but I could only attend one”

    That’s my novels first line, I’ll credit you

  23. Lisa Says:

    More! More!

  24. Eoin Says:

    Another opening line:

    “Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. “

  25. Lisa Says:

    100 Years of Solitude. One of the quarest books I never finished, despite repeated attempts.

  26. Eoin Says:

    Correct, well worth the effort btw!

    This probably the most accessible round in the quiz:

    The answer to each of these clues contains the name of one of the months of the year.

    1. The 1993 debut album by American rockers Counting Crows, which included the hit single Mr Jones.

    2. She plays glamorous housewife Betty Draper in the acclaimed television series Mad Men.

    3. Intrepid girl reporter and confidant of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

    4. A novel by the nineteenth century English writer George Eliot, it presents the stories of a number of denizens of a fictitious English village, on the eve of the Reform Bill of 1832.

    5. At 8min 57 seconds, this Guns N’ Roses single was the longest song ever to hit the Billboard Hot 100 when it went to #3 in June 1992.

    6. A 1991 Yorkshire television drama, based on a novel by H.E. Bates, starring Catherine Zeta Jones and David Jason.

    7. This controversial Morrissey single, released in April 1990, featured backing vocals by Mary Margaret O’Hara. It tackled the subject of Downs Syndrome.

    8. The famous opening line of T.S. Elliot’s The Waste Land

    9. A 1990 Cold War thriller, based on a novel by Tom Clancy, stared Alec Baldwin as eccentric CIA analyst Jack Ryan, and Sean Connery as renegade Soviet submarine commander Marko Ramius.

    10. This 1974 Big Star single, written by the late great Alex Chilton, was ranked #174 on Rolling Stone magazine’s top 500 songs of all time.

  27. Lisa Says:

    Off the top of my head before I cycle into college:

    2. April O’Neill
    5. November Rain
    6. Darling Buds of May
    8. April is a cruel month
    9. Hunt for Red October

  28. Lisa Says:

    As in, the answers are off the top of my head. I’m not off my head cycling into college.

  29. Eoin Says:

    5/5 or 5/10… whichever.

    P.S. You’re high on drugs. I get that.

  30. Eoin Says:

    Actually, that should be 4/5. They’re all cruel months. April is the cruellest.

  31. Lisa Says:

    You bastard.

  32. Lisa Says:

    Aaargh also something that just occurred to me.

    4. MiddleMARCH, obviously.

  33. Eoin Says:

    That’s the drugs talking, Lisa. You wanna pick another category?

  34. Lisa Says:

    Hit me.

  35. Eoin Says:

    Correct!

  36. Eoin Says:

    COMEDY

    1. In which classic comedy film does Jamie Lee Curtis explain to Kevin Kline that “the London Underground is not a political movement’?

    2. To date five Irish comedians have won the Edinburgh Comedy Award (formerly Perrier Award). Name any three of them.

    3. When asked how long he had been in the British army, this former member of the Goons replied “five foot eleven.” But when he died in 2002, his coffin was draped in an Irish flag. Who was he?

    4. Name the Canadian media theorist who made a cameo appearance in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall, telling a pretentious cinema-goer “You know nothing of my work”?

    5. I.T. Crowd creator Graham Linehan tweets as Glinner. What pseudonym does his former writing partner Arthur Mathews use to tweet? (a) Bunchious. (b) Munchious. (c) Lunchios

    6. The longrunning Broadway musical Spamalot is “lovingly ripped off” from which Monty Python movie?

    7. Which fez-wearing British comedian is name-checked in the lyrics to John Lennon’s Give Peace a Chance?

    8. The classic 1974 satiric Western directed by Mel Brooks, starring Gene Wilder and co-written by Richard Pryor was called what?

    9. In the longrunning sitcom Friends, who played Chandler’s father?

    10. Who is the current host of RTE’s The Panel?

  37. Lisa Says:

    Hmmm. Not exactly my forte. I don’t have a sense of humour, you see.

    3. Spike Milligan?
    4. Marshall McLuhan?
    6. Monty Python and the Holy Grail?
    7. Tommy Cooper?
    8. Blazing Saddles?

    All guesses, educated or otherwise…

  38. Eoin Says:

    All correct so far.

  39. Eoin Says:

    Do you really not have a sense of humour/

  40. Lisa Says:

    No. Haven’t laughed since 1998.

  41. marshall mathers Says:

    Kathleen Turner #9

  42. Ponyo Says:

    September Gurls.
    Love Big Star

  43. Ponyo Says:

    1. A fish called Wanda

    2. Dylan Moran, Tommy Tiernan, David O Doherty? Maybe not him

    3. Spike Milligan

    4. I know it! I know it! Damnit

    5.Munchious

    6. The Holy Grail

    7.Tommy Cooper

    8. Blazing Saddles

    9. No Idea

    10. No Idea

  44. Ponyo Says:

    Accessible round 6. Darling Buds Of May

  45. Lisa Says:

    Any more categories up your sleeve?

  46. Eoin Says:

    Full list (although you’ve had some of these already): film, music, books, celebrity, politics & current affairs, sport, comedy, months, ‘Fiddy or Gogarty’ or orphans.

  47. Eoin Says:

    @ MM – correct
    @ Ponyo – correct
    @ Ponyo – all correct except can’t actually remember correct answer to Arthur Matthews question and the one you think you know is Marshall McLuhan.
    @ Ponyo – correct

  48. Lisa Says:

    Orphans? Or music.

  49. Eoin Says:

    ORPHANS

    1. Put these names in the order in which they had tabloid relationships with glamour model Katie Price: Alex Reid, Peter Andre, Dane Bowers, Dwight Yorke.

    2. The Ticket’s iPhone app has three main sections: Music, film and… what?

    3. What’s the only US state with only one syllable in its name?

    4. What Christian name is shared by the New Testament’s most prolific letter writer, and Germany’s recently deceased psychic octopus?

    5. The Battle of Midway in 1942 is notable for which military first? (a)Neither army came within sight of each other, (b) neither army suffered any casualties, or (c) neither side remembered to turn up?

    6. Which Irish singer did state pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy once claim to listen to while performing autopsies?

    7. Where is the oldest roofed structure in Ireland?

    8. The father of which famous outlaw was transported from Tipperary to Van Diemens Land in 1841 for stealing two pigs?

    9. In which Irish town, according to Christy Moore, would you find amhrans, bodhrans, amadans, Arab sheiks, Hindu Sikhs and Jesus freaks?

    10. What Dublin theatre is located at 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar?

  50. Lisa Says:

    Hmmm. Again not my forte. Maybe I don’t have a forte after all.

    3. Maine
    4. Paul
    5. (a)
    6. Mary Black?
    8. Ned Kelly
    9 . Lisdoonvarna?

    Music round please!

  51. Eoin Says:

    All correct except Mary Black. Clue: my first name +
    McLove.

    Roofed structure also v. guessable.

    Admittedly, qs are v. difficult overall. I knew there’d be some very knowledgeable people taking part. Not least the eventual winners (only spotted this conversation now!)…

    http://www.irishtimes.com/blogs/ontherecord/2010/10/28/the-ticket-gets-quizzical/

  52. Lisa Says:

    Daniel O’Donnell!

  53. Eoin Says:

    Well, I gave it to you really, didn’t I? Btw oldest roofed structure is Newgrange!

  54. Lisa Says:

    Arragh should have known.

    How about the music round to finish things off so? (I am currently writing a PhD chapter on the cultural significance of Brian McFadden’s “Irish Son” re: clerical abuse. I wish I was joking.)

  55. Eoin Says:

    I told you you’d know it. Re: McFadden, that’s incredibly tragic.

    1. Who crowned himself the “new Sinatra” when he collaborated with Alicia Keys on one of the biggest the biggest chart hits of 2009?

    2. What is the Strange Fruit that hangs from the poplar tree in Billie Holiday famous 1939 song?

    3. The bawdy sing-along number, written and performed by Leonard Cohen, with backing vocals by Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg, and produced by Phil Spector, is entitled Don’t Go Home With Your…. What?

    4. Which Saw Doctors song, celebrating the passing of an infatuation, was Ireland’s best-selling single of 1991?

    5. French born vocalist Victoria Legrand and Baltimore keyboardist Alex Scally are known collectively as what?

    6. Morrissey’s “Viva Hate”, Blur’s “Parklife” and the Cranberries “Everybody Else is Doing It, Why Can’t We?” were all produced by the same English record producer. What’s his name? (Clue: there’s one of them in Dublin)

    7. Name the English violinist who had his hotel room raided by German police last month after guests complained that heroin and cannabis were being smoked?

    8. The White Stripes’ 2002 music video Fell In Love With a Girl was voted the best of the decade by Pitchfork.com. Name the Frenchman who directed it?

    9. Which Mercury Prize-winning singer later posed naked (full frontal) for an adult magazine?

    10. In Bizet’s most famous opera, Carmen leaves the bullring, against the advice of her friends, to see Don Jose. What is the result of their meeting? (a) Don Jose kills Carmen in a jealous rage. (b) They are briefly reunited and she becomes pregnant with his child or (c) they hotwire a JCB and attempt to ram raid a petrol station ATM.

  56. Lisa Says:

    2. Dead people
    4. I ustda love her (or spelt something like that anyway. Incidentally did you know that Maniac 2000 by Mark McCabe is the 4th biggest selling single of all-time in Ireland?)
    7. Nigel Kennedy?
    10 (a)?

    It’s really really annoying me that I don’t know No. 6, especially since I was such a firm Blur advocate in the Blur vs Oasis standoff of summer 1995.

  57. Eoin Says:

    2 – well you could be more specific but okay.
    4, 7 & 10 – yes!

  58. Eoin Says:

    Also, 1 is pretty easy and 8 also directed Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

  59. Lisa Says:

    2. dead black people?

  60. Lauren Says:

    Eoin, could you throw up the answers to the last round if you get a chance? I was outside when they were called out and didn’t hear them, and haven’t been able to sleep since with the not knowing.

  61. Eoin Says:

    Jaysus, you must be tormented altogether Lauren…

    ORPHANS

    1. Put these names in the order in which they had tabloid relationships with glamour model Katie Price: Alex Reid, Peter Andre, Dane Bowers, Dwight Yorke.

    2. The Ticket’s iPhone app has three main sections: Music, film and… what?

    3. What’s the only US state with only one syllable in its name?

    4. What Christian name is shared by the New Testament’s most prolific letter writer, and Germany’s recently deceased psychic octopus?

    5. The Battle of Midway in 1942 is notable for which military first? (a)Neither army came within sight of each other, (b) neither army suffered any casualties, or (c) neither side remembered to turn up?

    6. Which Irish singer did state pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy once claim to listen to while performing autopsies?

    7. Where is the oldest roofed structure in Ireland?

    8. The father of which famous outlaw was transported from Tipperary to Van Diemens Land in 1841 for stealing two pigs?

    9. In which Irish town, according to Christy Moore, would you find amhrans, bodhrans, amadans, Arab sheiks, Hindu Sikhs and Jesus freaks?

    10. What Dublin theatre is located at 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar?

    ORPHANS ANSWERS

    1. DB, DY, PA , AR

    2. Gaming

    3. Maine

    4. Paul

    5. (a) In the decisive naval battle of the Pacific campaign, neither the American or Japanese fleets came within sight of each other.

    6. Daniel O’Donnell

    7. Newgrange

    8. Ned Kelly

    9. Lisdoonvarna

    10. Project Arts Centre

  62. Ponyo Says:

    1. Jay-Z (he’s said this more than once, obviously in the hopes it’ll stick)

    2. Lynched black people

    3. Dont go home with your hard on

    4.I useta love her

    5. No notion

    6.Stephen Street

    7.No clue

    8.Michel Gondry

    9. I looked it up, still dont know who it is

    10. It’s C

  63. Eoin Says:

    Music answers…

    1. Jay Z (Empire State of Mind)

    2. Lynched African-Americans

    3. Hard-On

    4. I Useta Love Her

    5. Beach House

    6. Stephen Street

    7. Nigel Kennedy

    8. Michel Gondry

    9. Ian Ball of Gomez. He posed naked on the front cover of the December 2003 edition of For Women. The headline: “Bring It On – Gomez Singer Strips For You.”

    10. He Kills Her

  64. ponyo Says:

    I didn’t get Gomez when I looked it up, I turned back quickly though

  65. gueuleton Says:

    Re: Jay Z / Sinatra I think he was comparing Empire State of Mind New York, New York not trying to be the Michael Buble of hiphop.

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