Walter Mencken 5:01 p.m., Nov. 25
And the Winner Is...
Sorry to have been away so long, but I moved and had no end of trouble getting the internet activated. They don't call them Cox for nothing.
Battleship sank me in more ways than one. I have this trick knee -- the trick is it can't support 900 lbs. -- and while exiting Mira Mesa on Tuesday night my joint went out and I hit the deck. You want funny? Where was the camera crew to film me removing my shoes and socks when I got home?
A name has finally been attached to the the winner of last week's Big Screen trivia party at House of Blues. Reader Andy and I were so tickled to see how many people turned out and how smoothly the event went that in all the excitement we failed to note the winner's name. Congratulations to Phil Sweredoski who won the tie-breaker by guessing how many times the 'f' word was uttered in Goodfellas. Sure beats the hell out of counting jelly beans in a jar. Enjoy your season's pass for two good at any Reading Cinema, Phil!
Here are the answers to the questions for those playing along at home:
1.) June Eight
3.) Iron Fist
4.) Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale
5.) The Dead Pool
6.) John Cassavetes, Telly Savalas, Trini Lopez, Clint Walker, Donald Sutherland, Tom Busby, Jim Brown, Colin Maitland, Stuart Cooper, Al Mancini, Ben Carruthers, and Charles Bronson.
7.) She said he bit her
8.) Moe, Larry, Curly, Shemp, Joe Besser, and Curly Joe DeRita
9.) Mulan and Aurora
10.) Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra
11.) Pulp Fiction (Big Kahuna Burger)
The Big Lebowski (In N Out)
Iron Man (Burger King)
Coming to America (McDowell's)
Saturday Night Fever (White Castle)
12.) Her butt
14.) Central Airport, Reap the Wild Wind, The Fighting Seabees, Wake of the Red Witch, Sand of Iwo Jima, The Alamo, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Cowboys, and The Shootist.
15.) Plane, Whip, Imagine, Killers
16.) "What happens during ejaculation?"
18.) Seven for each
19.) Judgement City
20.) The Parent Trap, Mean Girls, Just My Luck, Georgia Rule, I Know Who Killed Me and Machete.
21.) The Long Goodbye
22.) Beauty and the Beast
23.) She didn’t edit any of them
24.) Hartnett in O, Montand in Z, Lorre in M
26.) Notting Hill, The Sixth Sense, The OH in Ohio, Virgin Territory, The Assassination of a High School President
27.) Bob Hope and Ernie Kovacs
28.) No water, no food after midnight, and no bright light.
29.) "I'll need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle."
"Get to the chopper!"
"Consider that a divorce."
"Let off some steam Bennett."
30.) Cliff Robertson
31.) Airport, The Poseidon Adventure, Towering Inferno, Airport '77
32.) Kathy Bates in Titanic and Debbie Reynolds in The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
33.) The Bells of St. Mary's
34.) The Blues Brothers (Chicago)
The Stunt Man (San Diego)
Vertigo (San Francisco)
Napoleon Dynamite (Idaho)
Pink Flamingos (Baltimore)
35.) The Big Lebowski, Body Shots, American Pie 2, Josie and the Pussycats, Van Wilder
37.) Back to the Future (either DeLorean or skateboard accepted)
Xanadu (Roller Skates)
Smokey and the Bandit (Tractor Trailer)
The Taking of Pelham 123 (Subway)
38.) Walther PPK, .44 Magnum Smith & Wesson, Shotgun, Blaster, Flame Thrower
39.) Wallace Beery on The Champ, Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront, Robert De Niro in Raging Bull, and Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby.
40.) Nicholson (3), Hoffman (2), Pacino (1), Redford (0)
41.) The Split
43.) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Gremlins.
44.) Red Dawn
45.) A dead parakeet
46.) Mr. Pink, Mr. White, Mr. Brown, Mr. Blue, Mr. Orange, and Mr. Blonde.
48.) The bathroom
49.) Simone, Running With Scissors, Down in the Valley, The Wrestler, Whatever Works
51.) The Black Cauldron
52.) Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace
53.) Mickey Rooney