Themes, Part The Second

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The usual rules—no Googling, and answers go in the comments.

  1. George Crumb’s chamber piece Vox Balaenae was inspired by what animal?
  2. What is the name of the narrator of the novel Moby-Dick?
  3. What do Billy Budd, The Love of The Last Tycoon, Turandot, The Silmarillion, and The Art of Fugue have in common?
  4. The narrator of The Lovely Bones and the narrator of Desperate Housewives share what distinguishing characteristic?
  5. What was actress Teri Hatcher’s first starring role?
  6. What do Superman’s three major love interests have in common?

Last week’s answers:

  1. What Black Sabbath hit shares its name with a comic-book hero? Iron Man.
  2. The element Fe gives what bodily fluid its characteristic red color? Blood.
  3. What is the Rh factor (also known as positive or negative) in blood named after? Rhesus monkeys.
  4. What is the primary, and most obvious, anatomical difference between monkeys and apes? Monkeys have a tail.
  5. Name one of the two writers who popularized the idea of “The Long Tail”. Chris Anderson and Clay Shirky.
  6. In Jewish mythology, what is the name for a mindless automaton made out of clay? A golem.

5 Comments

1. (voice of the) whale
2. call him ishmael
3. uh, uh, uh....
4. they're both dead
5. lois & clark?
6. ?

1. Whale
2. Ishmael
3. They were all the final works of their creators.
4. They're narrating from beyond the grave.
5. Lois & Clark
6. They all have dark hair.

what ali said.

1. George Crumb’s chamber piece Vox Balaenae was inspired by what animal?

The whale.

2. What is the name of the narrator of the novel Moby-Dick?

Ishmael.

3. What do Billy Budd, The Love of The Last Tycoon, Turandot, The Silmarillion, and The Art of Fugue have in common?

They are all esoteric musical thingies that only geeks like Paul know.

4. The narrator of The Lovely Bones and the narrator of Desperate Housewives share what distinguishing characteristic?

That neither has been heard of by me!

5. What was actress Teri Hatcher’s first starring role?

Who's Teri Hatcher?


6. What do Superman’s three major love interests have in common?

They are female.

1. Whale (is there such a thing as a baleen whale?)
2. Ishmael
3. Published posthumously?
4. They are both dead.
5. Penny Parker on MacGyver?
6. There were three? Their initials are all L.L.?

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