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My fingers are just flying with part 2 here.
And Dink, continue to behave yourself.

14..German author __a__ _a__a.

15..Napolean's defeat inspire 2 modern pop hits by..? and ?

16..Around for @ 3000 years, it's the nat'l sport of Ireland.

17..Britain's "Dismal" David _______, economist.

18..She(?) was a Hollywood star who had a patent for a missile guidance system.

19..The highest grossing film in history?

20..Winn-Dixie Supermarkets are just bought by ..?

21..The nation with the largest Christian population?

22..The 1st sucessful (1790) cotton mill is not that far from Storrs. Where?

23.."Now I know it's right from the moment I wake up 'til deep in the night".

24..Explain: Pennsylvania 6-5000.

25..Mariano Rajoy is the new Prime Minister of..?

Oh, and tonight is our last opportunity to see Boise St. under the direction
of Tim Tebow,who forwent the chance to conduct the Mormon Tabernackle
Choir and to make the finals in synchronized swiiming for this gig.
 
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16. Curling
19. Titanic
20. Giant
21. United States
24. The number of the main White House switchboard
 
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23. Foreigner - "Waiting for a Girl Like You" lyric

Great - now that song will be stuck in my head all night.

Waiting for a girl like yoooooo......
 

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15. Waterloo - ABBA
16. Football (soccer)
18. Hedy Lamarr - also first full frontal in a movie???
19. ET?
21. US
22. Willamantic?
 
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19. I'm pretty sure that James Cameron's "Avatar" blew his own "Titanic" out of the water.

No pun intended.

I lied. TOTALLY intended:)
 

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23. Foreigner - "Waiting for a Girl Like You" lyric

Great - now that song will be stuck in my head all night.

Waiting for a girl like yoooooo......

Lucky guy
 

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16. Curling
19. Titanic
20. Giant
21. United States
24. The number of the main White House switchboard

24..Nothing so exotic; White House has the same 202 as the rest of the city.
 
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24..Nothing so exotic; White House has the same 202 as the rest of the city.

24. Don't know if it's the name of the tune but the vocal in Glenn Miller's band number goes "Pennsylvania 6-5000"

(Thanks to Dad's Sirius radio's '40s on 4' for THAT one)
 
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Foreigner was an excellent group with an excelent lead singer.

24. The first phone number issued in New York City to a business.
 

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15. Waterloo - ABBA
16. Football (soccer)
18. Hedy Lamarr - also first full frontal in a movie???
19. ET?
21. US
22. Willamantic?

If you ruminate quietly, you will know I would not ask that question if I wanted "soccer"
 

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18. As vtcwbuff notes, the answer is Hedy Lamarr. There is a new book about her, "Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World," which had a terrific review this Sunday in the NY Times.
24. The phone number of the Pennsylvania Hotel in NYC. Glenn Miller used the number for his song "Pennsylvania 6-5000."
 
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16. Tippling
18. Hedy Lamarr (Interesting life! She had a partner whose name escapes me.

.......It is like Anthill or something like it. Their invention was based on frequency
.......hopping. Interestingly Nikola Tesla was issued the first patent for a frequency
.......hopping application in the early 1900. Lamarr and Anthill’s concept was
.......not immediately accepted. It was in the early 60s when it was finally adopted.
.......She received an award for concept but alas no royalties. PBS is a good thing!)
19. Avatar; however if one factors in inflation “Gone with the Wind” may be the one.
21. USA

I’m sure in a parallel universe I understand your statement below:
Oh, and tonight is our last opportunity to see Boise St. under the direction
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18. As vtcwbuff notes, the answer is Hedy Lamarr. There is a new book about her, "Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World," which had a terrific review this Sunday in the NY Times.
24. The phone number of the Pennsylvania Hotel in NYC. Glenn Miller used the number for his song "Pennsylvania 6-5000."
Thank you for noting this! I must get it!
 
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If you ruminate quietly, you will know I would not ask that question if I wanted "soccer"
Your use of ruminate is as an intransitive verb. As such the first definition of ruminate is to chew again what had been partially chewed, swallowed, and partially digested. Having worked on a dairy farm I can tell you this is not a quiet process.
.
 

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16. Hurling - they get 85,000 in Stoke Park each year for the championship
18. Hedy Lamarr - just died.
19. Avatar
24. It's an old 40's song - big band era - Benny goodman or some such.
 

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15..Abba and ?

16..Curling (sp?)
18..I used to know this..
19..Titanic
21..USA
23.."Waiting for a girl like you, Foreigner.
24..It's a phone number from a big band song that was an instrumental, except for the number being sing-shouted when the music stopped. It's from the old way people referred to phone numbers, beginning with a word. The first two letters of the word corresponded to the numbers on the phone dial. When I was very young, I remember my phone number in Norwalk beginning as Temple 8 and sometimes referred to as TE-8.
 

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15. Abba had Waterloo. Here you go: (it's worth it just to see Pierce Bronson)


16. Well I know Gaelic football (not soccer) is probably the most popular, but it hasn't been around that long.
20. please tell me it was Piggly-Wiggly.
24. It's an old swing band standard.
 

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How have you done so far?

14..Methinks you are thrown off, because the name is likely of Eastern Europe origin.

15..The other half is a '60's hit which includes, "Every puppy has its day; everybody has to pay."
(Is Upink home yet?)

17..In reading your introductory economics, you'd find him alongside the Malthus discussion.
If that doesn't help, he may have been a relative of Lucy's husband.

22..A not obscure municipality in R. I.

25..Focus on Europe.

Now NCor, Your Tebow Time seems to imply he is everywhere. I just gave some examples
that others may not know. As a Florida (his alma mater) resident myself, I just may be privy to esoteric info...or I
cannot escape my irreverence.
And I want VTC to know that I was not suggesting that he act like a cow. I'm soooo uneasy about that.
 
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My fingers are just flying with part 2 here.
And Dink, continue to behave yourself.

14..German author __a__ _a__a.

15..Napolean's defeat inspire 2 modern pop hits by..? and ?

16..Around for @ 3000 years, it's the nat'l sport of Ireland.

17..Britain's "Dismal" David _______, economist.

18..She(?) was a Hollywood star who had a patent for a missile guidance system.

19..The highest grossing film in history?

20..Winn-Dixie Supermarkets are just bought by ..?

21..The nation with the largest Christian population?

22..The 1st sucessful (1790) cotton mill is not that far from Storrs. Where?

23.."Now I know it's right from the moment I wake up 'til deep in the night".

24..Explain: Pennsylvania 6-5000.

25..Mariano Rajoy is the new Prime Minister of..?

Oh, and tonight is our last opportunity to see Boise St. under the direction
of Tim Tebow,who forwent the chance to conduct the Mormon Tabernackle
Choir and to make the finals in synchronized swiiming for this gig.
My fingers are just flying with part 2 here.
And Dink, continue to behave yourself.

14..German author __a__ _a__a.

15..Napolean's defeat inspire 2 modern pop hits by..? and ?

16..Around for @ 3000 years, it's the nat'l sport of Ireland.

17..Britain's "Dismal" David _______, economist.

18..She(?) was a Hollywood star who had a patent for a missile guidance system.

19..The highest grossing film in history?

20..Winn-Dixie Supermarkets are just bought by ..?

21..The nation with the largest Christian population?

22..The 1st sucessful (1790) cotton mill is not that far from Storrs. Where?

23.."Now I know it's right from the moment I wake up 'til deep in the night".

24..Explain: Pennsylvania 6-5000.

25..Mariano Rajoy is the new Prime Minister of..?

Oh, and tonight is our last opportunity to see Boise St. under the direction
of Tim Tebow,who forwent the chance to conduct the Mormon Tabernackle
Choir and to make the finals in synchronized swiiming for this gig.
18-Hedy Lamar
19-Avatar
20-Bilo
22-Willmantic
24=Glenn Miller's call back number at the Pa. Hotel for his girl to call to answer his
wedding proposal.
 

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Stonewall Jackson sang waterloo, waterloo, when will you meet your waterloo
 

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To continue...

14..Franz Kafka

15..Several cite the Abba version, but the Stonewall Jackson hit is claimed only by Huskybill.

16..Geordi knows that Hurling is the sport.

17..Ricardo

18..Lots of Hedys among you. A fascinating lady.

19..Avatar has grossed 2 3/4 billion. JustML heads 3.

20..Crownfox scores with Bi-Lo.

21..We have met the challenge and it is us. VAUC heads a quartet.

22..There's been too many folk from Nantucket,
So let's agree to just chuck it.
To find the mill
What fits the bill
Is for us to head out for Pawtucket.

23..JustML finds an obsession with Foreignor's WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU.
Fairview seems more at ease.

24..Several of you know it's a Glenn Miller ditty from the '40's.

25..VAUC with the finishing touch of Spain.

Hope your Christmas is all you could wish
 
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