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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:53 am 
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According to Allure magazine, it’s perfectly normal for an adult to have 1 to 4 what fall out per day?
A: Teeth B: Eyelashes
C: Toenails D: Kidney stones

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
B: Eyelashes


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A “hidden talent” that the creatures only seem to demonstrate in high humidity, which of these are you most likely to see a cockroach do during a heat wave?
A: Play water polo B: Kayak
C: Do cannonballs off the high board D: Fly

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
D: Fly


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Said to predict future success, what psychological experiment gives 4-year-olds a choice of getting one desirable item immediately or two 15 minutes later?
A: Marshmallow test B: Broccoli test
C: Rotten apple test D: Boiled cabbage test

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
A: Marshmallow test


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Pop stars Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez first met as 10-year-olds while auditioning to be “Friends” of what singing-and-dancing kids show character?
A: Barney B: Mr. Rogers
C: Oscar the Grouch D: Bill Nye the Science Guy

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
A: Barney


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In an article titled “Death to Capitalism?,” The Wall Street Journal notes that ironically, you have to pay money to visit whose grave in London’s Highgate Cemetery?
A: Napoleon Bonaparte B: Winston Churchill
C: Charles Darwin D: Karl Marx

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
D: Karl Marx


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Russell Crowe, Pierce Brosnan and Adam Sandler are three examples Hollywood.com cites on its list of “The 10 Worst” what “in Movies”?
A: Self-Designated Stuntmen B: Singing Performances
C: Cross-Dressing Roles D: American Accents

[Reveal] Spoiler: ATA
Raj thinks it’s singing performances.
A: 5% B: 85% C: 5% D: 5%


[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
B: Singing Performances


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On which classic sitcom were the actors who played the main family’s “mom” and “dad” born on the exact same day: June 21, 1947?
A: The Cosby Show B: Growing Pains
C: Everybody Loves Raymond D: Family Ties

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
D: Family Ties


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Famously mentioned in “Hamlet,” which of these is an expression of fright known by the medical term “horripilation”?
A: Putting your head in the sand B: Trembling in your boots
C: Your blood running cold D: Your hair standing on end

[Reveal] Spoiler: +1
Raj’s +1 is his friend Dave. Both of them think it’s your hair standing on end. Ironically, Raj is bald.


[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
D: Your hair standing on end


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:39 am 
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7K: Brosnan is competent. Haven't heard others.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:41 pm 
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ghostjmf wrote:
7K: Brosnan is competent. Haven't heard others.

I've had his attempt at SOS from Mamma Mia! in my brain for almost a decade now. It is... something


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ghostjmf wrote:
7K: Brosnan is competent. Haven't heard others.

I've had his attempt at SOS from Mamma Mia! in my brain for almost a decade now. It is... something
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:32 am 
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ghostjmf wrote:
7K: Brosnan is competent. Haven't heard others.



PB is a gorgeous man, and I adore his accent, but his singing in MamaMia! was abysmal. But adorable.

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My listening to Brosnan sing is limited to a very plain arrangement of one of my favorite songs, "On the Banks of Red Roses", in the movie "Evelyn" (pronounced Eve'-lin). Its based on the true story of the 1st man in Ireland to win custody of his own daughter back from the govt after his wife abandoned him & their 3 kids.

The state had decided he was fit to raise the 2 boys, with help, but not the girl, & put her in an orphanage.

The song comes in one of Brosnan's character's jobs in a pub band with his father. I prefer a version with more of an "Irish swing" to it, but the band' s version, with Brosnan singing, is competent.

Brosnan is Irish, for those who don't know, & I believe this film was backed by him.


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OK, by the miracle that is youtube I just listened to it again. More'n a little flat on the low notes, but still fun.

Meryl Streep starred in musicals in college, & from her interview on Fresh Air trained as a teen w/ the same voice teacher as Beverly Sills. Sills was to be heard as Streep left the studio. Which in my opinion left Streep with a very snotty attitude toward pop singing. She left the lessons thinking "well, I'll never be able to do *that* so I'm not very good".

When asked by Terry Gross she gave her singing a "B".

I hate operatic singing, so I beg to differ.

At any rate, they could get Brosnan to repitch anywhere & I'm sure Streep, who is also signed up for "Mama Mia2", could work with it.


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From more lookups, in real life there were 6 kids & they were all taken away. There were the 3 I remember in the movie. I think.

I'm remembering emphasis on the girl in the movie, but its been a long time since I saw it.

I can barely get anything to play on this tablet since T-Mobile decided Boston is a 2G town (its not the tablet that's broken, since it got me 4G in of all places Amherst), but I just got it to play, with stops & starts, "The Parting Glass" from "Evelyn" & Brosnan does a decent job on that.


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