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wire chief

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Welcome back, chief! Aw, thanks, folks.
Well, the vacation lasted 2 weeks, but between an immediate weekend wedding trip, 12 pounds of accumulated newspapers, bringing vittles back in the house, and serious granddaughter car problems...
The new job's a hassle and the kids have the flu, but it's sure nice talking to you , Bonies. It's sure nice talking to you.

Research remains a no-no, and just answers please.

1..What was Detroit's "8MK" in the 1920's?

2..In 1979 Diana Nyad succeeded in ..? after 2 failures.

3..The star of Peter Gunn?

4..When Mt. Mazana blew its top thousands of years ago, what remained?

6..A half century ago, who was accused in song of being "too plebean?

7..Lauren Manning tells her badly-burned-at-Ground-Zero tale in..?

8..The music group, RHCP?

9..A new study indicates that 50% of Americans may be afflicted by..? by 2030.

10..Identify this fictional character: Paternal krieg horse-behavior.

11..Star of both "Red" and "The Debt"?

12..The 2 chief works of Karl Marx?

13..Last names of Felix and Oscar?

14..Is Steve's wife a food expert?

15..Before the NY Jets were the ______.

16..Identify Ramciel.

17..How many "Mads" describe the World?

18..This cable channel(?) offers "Auction Hunters" and "Repo Games".

19..Sixties hit song: Sterno has Kerouac repeating himself.

20..Some 8000 Western Hemisphere flowers rely solely on..? for pollination.

Offered by VTC
21..Who was the English commander who burned New London?

22..Which of the ancient 7 wonders was "portable"?

VAUConn offers several, which I'm splitting between this and #230.
23..They(?) fought treacherous villains like The Frog and Harry, Rodney Rodent,
and Professor Shaggy Dog.

24.."I'm so glad she's my little girl. She's so glad she's telling all the world."
BOTH sides of this 45?

25..He(?) became the first black umpire in MLB.

Show me your little gray cells have not gone stale.
 

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WC - It's been soooo slooow since your departure -

2. Key West to Cuba swim?
3. Craig Stevens
9. Many people are suffering from the nightly news' "Study of the Day". The answer probably depends
on which "Mo Money" research grant group is running short.
12. Communist Manifesto and Das Kapitol
13. Unger and Madison
17. 5?
21/22 recused
23. I Feel Fine
 
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8. Red Hot Chili Peppers
9. Diabetes?
14. Edie Gorme (gourmet)
17. 4 Mads
23. She's a Woman, I Feel Fine
 

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6. "..told me love was too plebean, told me you were through with me.." Julie London, "Cry Me A River", which Joe Cocker did a great cover of..
15. NY Titans
20. bats
21. Benedict Arnold
 
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2. crossed the English channerl (swimming)
6. Jackie Kennedy
13. Felix Unger and Oscar Madison
17. 6
 

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2..Swimming the English Channel

3..Sammy Davis Jr?

9..Obesity

10..Daddy War-Bucks

15..Titans

17..6

20..Butterflies

21..Benedict Arnold

22..Obviously the one I can't think of: Gardens,Pyramid,Library,Colossus,Parthenon,Lighthouse,? No, can't be the Colossus, because it guarded the port, could it?
 

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Wow. Not even close. Only got 4 of the 7. Guess I'm not old enough to remember.
 
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2.. The longest swim in history of a little over 100 miles

3.. Craig Stevens

6.. "Cry Me a River" by the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald

8.. Red Hot Chili Peppers

11.. Helen Mirren

12.. The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital

13.. Unger and Madison

15.. NY Titans of the AFL

17.. 4

18.. truTV

20.. Bees

22.. Statue of Zeus at Olympia

24.. "I Feel Fine" by the Beatles

25.. Emmet Ashford

BTW, your ode was unmenschionable!
 

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welcome back as well.

2. swam from florida to bimini
3. craig stevens (funny, I was thinking the other day that this might come up on one of these)
4. crater lake
8. red hot chili peppers
13. unger and madison, of course
15. the titans (before tennessee)
17 4
21 benedict arnold
22. the statue of zeus
23 teenage mutant ninja turtles???
 

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Welcome back, chief! Aw, thanks, folks.
Well, the vacation lasted 2 weeks, but between an immediate weekend wedding trip, 12 pounds of accumulated newspapers, bringing vittles back in the house, and serious granddaughter car problems...
The new job's a hassle and the kids have the flu, but it's sure nice talking to you , Bonies. It's sure nice talking to you.

Research remains a no-no, and just answers please.

1..What was Detroit's "8MK" in the 1920's?

2..In 1979 Diana Nyad succeeded in ..? after 2 failures.

3..The star of Peter Gunn?

4..When Mt. Mazana blew its top thousands of years ago, what remained?

6..A half century ago, who was accused in song of being "too plebean?

7..Lauren Manning tells her badly-burned-at-Ground-Zero tale in..?

8..The music group, RHCP?

9..A new study indicates that 50% of Americans may be afflicted by..? by 2030.

10..Identify this fictional character: Paternal krieg horse-behavior.

11..Star of both "Red" and "The Debt"?

12..The 2 chief works of Karl Marx?

13..Last names of Felix and Oscar?

14..Is Steve's wife a food expert?

15..Before the NY Jets were the ______.

16..Identify Ramciel.

17..How many "Mads" describe the World?

18..This cable channel(?) offers "Auction Hunters" and "Repo Games".

19..Sixties hit song: Sterno has Kerouac repeating himself.

20..Some 8000 Western Hemisphere flowers rely solely on..? for pollination.

Offered by VTC
21..Who was the English commander who burned New London?

22..Which of the ancient 7 wonders was "portable"?

VAUConn offers several, which I'm splitting between this and #230.
23..They(?) fought treacherous villains like The Frog and Harry, Rodney Rodent,
and Professor Shaggy Dog.

24.."I'm so glad she's my little girl. She's so glad she's telling all the world."
BOTH sides of this 45?

25..He(?) became the first black umpire in MLB.

Show me your little gray cells have not gone stale.

VTC, you make it sound like I'm in one of those In Memoriam boxes of the obituary page.

1..And later it was just 3 famous letters.

6..Well, you need assistance, and this flic can provide it.

7..Did I mention it's a book? No? Well, it's a book, __________ Strength. The missing word is what scientists don't accept.

11..Pretty well known older British woman.

16..Think about a new nation.

18..Essential to railroads

19..Somebody must know Kerouac's (probable) most famous title. Start there.

20..Mouth sounds

23..A feline & a rodent (VAUC is trying really, really hard to stump you. I'd never do that.)

24..VAUC also says the other side is not "She's a Woman.

Not quite done, are you?
 

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Welcome back, chief! Aw, thanks, folks.
Well, the vacation lasted 2 weeks, but between an immediate weekend wedding trip, 12 pounds of accumulated newspapers, bringing vittles back in the house, and serious granddaughter car problems...
The new job's a hassle and the kids have the flu, but it's sure nice talking to you , Bonies. It's sure nice talking to you.

Research remains a no-no, and just answers please.

1..What was Detroit's "8MK" in the 1920's?

2..In 1979 Diana Nyad succeeded in ..? after 2 failures.

3..The star of Peter Gunn?

4..When Mt. Mazana blew its top thousands of years ago, what remained?

6..A half century ago, who was accused in song of being "too plebean?

7..Lauren Manning tells her badly-burned-at-Ground-Zero tale in..?

8..The music group, RHCP?

9..A new study indicates that 50% of Americans may be afflicted by..? by 2030.

10..Identify this fictional character: Paternal krieg horse-behavior.

11..Star of both "Red" and "The Debt"?

12..The 2 chief works of Karl Marx?

13..Last names of Felix and Oscar?

14..Is Steve's wife a food expert?

15..Before the NY Jets were the ______.

16..Identify Ramciel.

17..How many "Mads" describe the World?

18..This cable channel(?) offers "Auction Hunters" and "Repo Games".

19..Sixties hit song: Sterno has Kerouac repeating himself.

20..Some 8000 Western Hemisphere flowers rely solely on..? for pollination.

Offered by VTC
21..Who was the English commander who burned New London?

22..Which of the ancient 7 wonders was "portable"?

VAUConn offers several, which I'm splitting between this and #230.
23..They(?) fought treacherous villains like The Frog and Harry, Rodney Rodent,
and Professor Shaggy Dog.

24.."I'm so glad she's my little girl. She's so glad she's telling all the world."
BOTH sides of this 45?

25..He(?) became the first black umpire in MLB.

Show me your little gray cells have not gone stale.

Wait, wait, we have # 17.
 

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24..VAUC also says the other side is not "She's a Woman.

Eight Days a Week
 
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Welcome back, Wirechief. Love the nod to Harry there!

7. Unmeasured Strength

8. Red Hot Chili Peppers

9. Obese

13. Unger and Madison

17. 4 Mads in "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World"
 
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2. Swimming The English Channel
11. Helen Mirren
13. Felix Unger, Oscar Madison
15. New York Titans(played at the Polo Grounds)
17. Seven
19. On The Road Again - Canned Heat
20. Bees
22. The Trojan Horse
23-25. Recused
 
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Reference #24. I stand corrected and it has been correctly answered by SoCalCanine. the other side of "A Hard Day's Night" was "I Shoulda Known Better" . My sincere apologies.
 

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2. Swimming the English Channel
8. Red Hot Chili Peppers fits
9. Obesity I assume.
11. Warren Beatty? (oh wait that would be Reds, nevermind)
13. Unger and Madison
15. NY Stearmans?
17 Either 4 or 1 (depending on movie or song)
20. Bees?
22. Statue of Zeus (It was a Jeopardy question a few months ago)
23. TMNT?
 

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We've got a good %, so let's knock it off.

1..Nowadays radio station WWJ.

2..You have her in many waters, but we'll go with geordi for a Florida-Bahamas swim.

3..Three of you with Craig Stevens(only because geordi telepethized me).

4..Crater Lake (just made my first visit there--an extraordinary vista). Geordi's got it.

5..Usually if I skip a number, SOMEBODY notices. Oh well, next time.

6..Ella is incomparable, but we're going with Pinot Bear, Julie London.

7..Unmeasured Strength, offers UChap.

8..Red Hot Chili Peppers, NCor & geordi & UChap

9..Yes! to obesity, gordo, no flacco; JR with it.

10..JR, alone again with Daddy Warbucks.

11..Helen Mirren, as NCor & VAUC rightly type.

12..VTC & NCor with The Communist Manifesto und Das Capital.

13..Unger & Madison, which did not stump 4 of you.

14..The clever SoCal picks up on Edie Gorme, wife to Steve Lawrence.

15..The Titans of the defunct AFL. So say 5.

16..Ramciel is the new capital of South Sudan.

17..Four "Mads", acknowledged by 4 of you.

18..And here I thought I gave a marvellous hint--Spike.

19..Aha! thinks VAUC with On the Road Again by Canned Heat.

20..Not bees, nor bats, nor belfries, nor moths, but HUMMINGBIRDS.

21..VTC supplies Benedict Arnold, which 3 solve, making it an excellent question.

22..Zeus at Olympia (and, apparently, other spots, too), NCor & geordi nail the 2nd VTC offering.

23..VAUC has stumped you with Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse.

24..SoCal most accurate with I Feel Fine & She's A woman, VAUC's 2nd question.

25..VAUC's 3rd query is hit on by NCor--Emmett Ashford.

Hopefully I have finally mastered how to reply without dragging the whole question list.

I see that Meyers has checked in while I typed; He does hit 5/10, like a fantastic 3-point %.
 

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We've got a good %, so let's knock it off.

17..Four "Mads", acknowledged by 4 of you.

I see that Meyers has checked in while I typed; He does hit 5/10, like a fantastic 3-point %.

Ah so you were talking the movie and not the song.
 

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Latecomer, but here goes:

2. swim around Manhattan

12. One was "Das Kapital."

14. Frankfurter and Meyer.

15. Originally, the Titans.

17. Mad (4X) World
 

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Latecomer, but here goes:

2. swim around Manhattan

12. One was "Das Kapital."

14. Frankfurter and Meyer.

15. Originally, the Titans.

17. Mad (4X) World

Two and a half, Kibitzer. Strong finish.
 
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