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2020-10-01 8:45:27 AM  
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2020-10-01 8:09:22 PM  
So I asked Dissemination Monkey what I should write about this week, and I received the response "whether or not the term oxymoron bothers you". Well, for what it's worth, it doesn't, so I've fulfilled that part of my contract.

But I can't ever hear that word and not think of Frank N. Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Agent Kujan from The Usual Suspects.

See, in the late 1980's Hollywood came up with this brilliant idea of having their biggest blockbuster action stars be in cheesy 80's-style comedies. They've since gotten a lot better at writing, but back then there were things like Hudson Hawk, Captain Ron, Bird on a Wire, and of course the abysmal Stop or My Mom Will Shoot.  (Yes, that's what they named it. Click on it and see).

Luckily for us, someone had already greenlit Demolition Man before they saw that last one or else no one would have ever cast Sly Stallone in another comedy ever again. But unluckily for us, the failure of that movie overshadowed the brilliant and quirky but financially failed comedy Stallone had done the previous year called Oscar.

Oscar came from director John Landis and one of Johnny Carson's former writers adapting a 1958 stage play by a French dude to set it in the Depression-era United States, and Landis felt the perfect person to play the lead would be a tough guy like Al Pacino. Unfortunately, Pacino turned it down in favor of a much higher salary to be in Dick Tracy instead, so Landis went with Stallone.

The plot centers around a gangster trying to go straight and how the world just won't seem to let him. The music is done by Elmer Bernstein (yes, that Elmer Bernstein) and the film stars Marisa Tomei, Kurtwood Smith, Don Ameche, Vincent Spano, Art LeFleur, Harry Shearer, and the aforementioned Chazz Palminteri and Tim Curry.

If the idea of Tim Curry as a linguistics teacher giving elocution lessons to Sylvester Stallone with more marbles in his mouth than the last scene in Rocky III sounds great, then I'd say check it out.

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Unless you live near the last remaining Blockbuster, the only options I can find at the moment are a rental through Amazon Prime or streaming through a Hoopla subscription. But give it a chance if you have the opportunity, and learn why Connie is an ox and a moron.

Anyway, take the Quiz, then come back and tell us how you did and if you've seen this movie, and maybe offer up some suggestion of one you loved but no one else seems to have seen.

Winners and Easiest/Hardest from last week are in the NotNewsletter.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz!

Good luck, and let me know if you have any issues.
 
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2020-10-01 8:30:42 PM  
DisseminationMonkey just informed me that it is one word, not two, so in the spirit of Oscar, sorry Dissemination Monkey
 
2020-10-01 8:34:31 PM  
I knew the speeding ticket question. I see those things racing around a lot.
 
2020-10-01 8:34:40 PM  
I did great on the easy quiz and sucked so bad on the hard quiz that it  pulled moon out of its orbit. Nobody in my house ever needs to talk to me until I start this quiz, and then it's a free-for-all, even when I tell them IT'S A TIMED QUIZ DAMMITALLSOMUCH
 
2020-10-01 8:35:21 PM  

rudemix: I knew the speeding ticket question. I see those things racing around a lot.


I didn't see a speeding ticket question?
 
2020-10-01 8:40:58 PM  
I've just been informed it's also on Cinemax Go if you already have a Cinemax subscription through your cable or satellite TV provider, and you can rent it through iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, and Vudu.
 
2020-10-01 8:41:34 PM  

darkhorse23: rudemix: I knew the speeding ticket question. I see those things racing around a lot.

I didn't see a speeding ticket question?


The questions are randomly picked from a pool of questions, so not everyone sees all of the same ones.
 
2020-10-01 9:01:50 PM  

ox45tallboy: darkhorse23: rudemix: I knew the speeding ticket question. I see those things racing around a lot.

I didn't see a speeding ticket question?

The questions are randomly picked from a pool of questions, so not everyone sees all of the same ones.


Ah! I had been wondering about that a while back, after seeing mention in previous newsletters of unfamiliar questions from quizzes I had taken. Also saw mention of fourteen questions once, and I was confused how it could go to more than eleven. Cheers!
 
2020-10-01 9:58:36 PM  

HighwayBill: ox45tallboy: darkhorse23: rudemix: I knew the speeding ticket question. I see those things racing around a lot.

I didn't see a speeding ticket question?

The questions are randomly picked from a pool of questions, so not everyone sees all of the same ones.

Ah! I had been wondering about that a while back, after seeing mention in previous newsletters of unfamiliar questions from quizzes I had taken. Also saw mention of fourteen questions once, and I was confused how it could go to more than eleven. Cheers!


That happened once when I forgot to set the limit no the number of questions. I write 14 or 15, then set the limit at 11.
 
2020-10-01 10:29:14 PM  

ox45tallboy: HighwayBill: ox45tallboy: darkhorse23: rudemix: I knew the speeding ticket question. I see those things racing around a lot.

I didn't see a speeding ticket question?

The questions are randomly picked from a pool of questions, so not everyone sees all of the same ones.

Ah! I had been wondering about that a while back, after seeing mention in previous newsletters of unfamiliar questions from quizzes I had taken. Also saw mention of fourteen questions once, and I was confused how it could go to more than eleven. Cheers!

That happened once when I forgot to set the limit no the number of questions. I write 14 or 15, then set the limit at 11.


I tried doing the questions once. ONCE. I tip my hat to you, sir, bc it was a real biatch.
 
2020-10-01 10:54:55 PM  

darkhorse23: ox45tallboy: HighwayBill: ox45tallboy: darkhorse23: rudemix: I knew the speeding ticket question. I see those things racing around a lot.

I didn't see a speeding ticket question?

The questions are randomly picked from a pool of questions, so not everyone sees all of the same ones.

Ah! I had been wondering about that a while back, after seeing mention in previous newsletters of unfamiliar questions from quizzes I had taken. Also saw mention of fourteen questions once, and I was confused how it could go to more than eleven. Cheers!

That happened once when I forgot to set the limit no the number of questions. I write 14 or 15, then set the limit at 11.

I tried doing the questions once. ONCE. I tip my hat to you, sir, bc it was a real biatch.


Out of the thousands who take it each week, we usually only see a few that can score 1000.

So we also have the Easy Quiz.
 
2020-10-02 2:37:42 AM  
Good old Oxy. He's the smart one of us Morons. I only see him at family reunions 'cause he's busy being a rocket surgeon. But I'll be forever grateful that he let me know I was wearing my socks on the wrong feet. I never knowed there was a right and left one.
 
2020-10-02 2:48:47 PM  

ox45tallboy: darkhorse23: rudemix: I knew the speeding ticket question. I see those things racing around a lot.

I didn't see a speeding ticket question?

The questions are randomly picked from a pool of questions, so not everyone sees all of the same ones.


Never knew that...thank you
 
2020-10-02 4:12:58 PM  
Well, I did characteristically terrible on the quiz, but I did enjoy the mobile friendly layout.
 
2020-10-03 12:36:22 AM  
I got 9 out of 11 this time, with some positive guesses.  My usual is 7 out of 11.
 
2020-10-03 4:56:11 PM  
9 of 11, 821!  That's my highest score ever...

Missed 8 and 10.
 
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