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Carpe Canem,or was tt Cave Diem ?

Non sequiturs
Ad nauseam
I suffer through
In toto.
(I once wrote down
An author's name
As Auturo Ignoto.)

Per se, ad hoc,
The status quo...
You simply cannot
Beat 'em.
For saying so much with
Pithy punch, e.g ad

But heu mihi
Ipso facto
Mirabile oh
Methinks the tongue unlatinized
And clear is what I'll
Stick to.
Sister Rose J.Alice

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1.Obligatory Kubrick question. In Clockwork Orange, Dim and Pete, Alex's two friends become policemen. What are their badge numbers ?

2.What is the first line of "Catch-22" ?

3.This style of painting is associated with Caravaggio and his followers who hid most of the figures in shadow while strikingly illuminating others. The name of this style is derived from a Latin word for "dark" and also given rise to an English word meaning "dark,gloomy". What is the style ?

4.Ambrose Phillips was an author of pastorals that were ridiculed by critics such as Carey and Pope. They made a fanciful play on his name which has passed into the English language. What is the word ?

5.One for all fans of pulp fiction.Fill in:
Sing me no songs of Daylight,
For the sun is the enemy of lovers,
Sing instead of shadows and darkness,
And _________________________________
- Sappho.

6.Quote. "...so I knew it was either a layer 3 protocol error or else it was time to recalibrate the scope. Ha Ha! I'll avoid the obvious pun about D-channel packet addressing". Who said it ? 

7.What was the song of deliverance sung by Apollo after his victory over the Python ?

8.When writer Robert Towne was dissatisfied with the way "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan of the Apes" was filmed, he used the name of his sheep dog P.H.Vazak for the screenwriter credit. How did this enter the record books ?

9.The hero of the movie "The Bells of St.Mary's" is a character called Father O'Malley, played by Bing Crosby. This is a sequel to a film called "Going My Way" which garnered 6 Oscars including one for Best Actor for Crosby. The most famous line in this film is when Father O'Malley tells the Sister Superior, played by Ingrid Bergman, "If you are ever in trouble, ___________". Complete.

10."A powerful athletic body clutching a gleaming sword, with half of his head, that part which held the brains, completely sliced off". A rather gory description by Frances Marion. Who/what is she describing ?

11.What is celebrated every year on March 14th, at exactly one minute before two o'clock in the afternoon ?

12.He was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, U.S.A. He received a law degree from the University of Mississippi in 1981, and practised law in Mississippi from 1981 to 1990. He also served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1984 to 1990. He once witnessed a girl testifying in a rape trial and this inspired him to write a novel. The novel was not very successful. Who are we talking about and what was the novel ?

13. "The Talented Mr.Ripley" was originally made in French as "Plein Soleil" in 1960. A sequel "Der Americanische Freund" was made in 1977 in German. The 1999 version was released in two languages. One is, of course, English. What is the other ?

14.What name, literally meaning "born in a noble family", was given to girls of royal parentage ?

15.He worked with such famous composers as Jerome Kern and George Gershwin. He wrote lyrics for Kern's musical comedy Leave It to Jane (1917) and Gershwin's Rosalie (1928). Middle name was Grenville.Who ?

16.Workable.Who plays James Stewart's role in the made-for-TV movie "Rear Window" ?

17.John Donne was the founder of the "metaphysical" school of poets who were intereested in current scientific discoveries, such as Copernican astronomy, as well as mathematics and geographical discoveries. Just fill in the missing word in the following line of his. "O my America, my __________".

18.What was Rudyard Kipling's middle name ?

19. This is part of a conversation that took place during the 1992 Olympics."It's so easy going out to L.A. now,I think I'm going to start taking my two kids on road trips to L.A. But if you come back, out of respect to you, I'll only bring one." Who's talking to whom ?

20.According to "The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians", this term was coined by French composer Hector Berlioz in 1830, who used it to describe the principal theme of his magnum opus, the "Symphonie fantastique". That reference goes on to say that at about the same time, the French novelist Honore de Balzac used it in "Gobseck". By 1836, Balzac's more generalized use of the term had carried over into English, where it was embraced as a clinical and literary term for a persistent preoccupation or delusional idea that dominates a person's mind. What term ? Hint: Comix.

21. Who were the owners of the mansion "Pickfair" in Hollywood ?

22. Not sure about the authenticity of this, but it sounds good. Iraqi terrorist, Khay Rahnajet, didn't pay enough postage on a letter once. It came back with "return to sender" stamped on it. What happened in consequence ?

23. The line "In dorrynge don that longeth to a knight" ( meaning "in daring to do what appertains to a knight") which appears in Chaucer's "Troilus and Criseyde", was taken up in a 16th century print of Lydgate's "Chronicle of Troy" but was misprinted. This led to the coining of this word which took its present meaning from Walter Scott's use of it in Ivanhoe. What word?

24.The first woman to play this game was Mary, Queen of Scots. She is also credited with having coined one of the terms associated with the game, thanks to her French education. Name the game and the term.

25. When early American distillers shipped a barrel of Whisky, they burnt their sign in on one end of the keg. What term did this practice give rise to ?

26. The road building profession was revolutionised in the early 19th century by 2 Scotsmen, Thomas Telford and John McAdam.(Macadam roads take their name from McAdam) Telford, considered the father of Civil engineering earned a nickname "worthy of a Greek god". What was the nickname ?

27. The practice of saying "hello" when you start speaking on a telephone is said to have been introduced by Edison. When the first switchboard was set up in New Haven, Connecticut, what were the recommended words ?

28. Memnon was the son of Aurora and the king of the AEthiopians. He was also the grandson of Laomodon, king of Troy. So, he fought on the side of the Trojans in the war of Troy. He killed Antilochus, son of Nestor, in battle before falling at the hands of Achilles. All nature mourned for this offspring of the dawn. Aurora herself remains inconsolable. How does her grief manifest itself ?

29. He ran a coffeehouse in London that was a gathering place of sailors and ships' captains who met to transact their business and hear the shipping news. He served coffee, tea, spirits and meals to his patrons. Occasionally, when the hubbub became too loud in his quarters, he would ascend a pulpit and read the news aloud. Who ?

30. At a very young age, he burned down his father's barn. At 15, he blew up a telegraph station. At 16, while working in the railways, he forgot to set a danger signal, causing a derailment. He slept in his clothes because he felt that changing them or taking them off induced insomnia. He thought Wagner was Jewish; he believed that food poisons the intestines and insisted on starving. When asked whether he exercised, he said "I use my body just to carry my brain around".

31. To make a bracing drink called a flip, one mixed strong beer, a sweetener such as sugar or molasses, and rum. It was then stirred with a red-hot poker. When a lively political argument sprang up in the tavern, the disputants reached for this poker in order to settle the issue by physical means. What was the poker called ?

32. Complete this quote by Alfred Hitchcock. "When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation?, ' I say, '___________'"

33. In Germany, it is called Fastnacht. In England, it is called Pancake Day.The term may have arisen in part from the custom of parading a fat ox through French towns and villages on this day. How do we better know this day ?

34. What would you call a Roman soldier who has completed his term of service and is discharged with a pension ?

35. This is actually guessable. What is "taphephobia" the fear of ?

36.Fill in.
" 'Tis strange-but true; for truth is always strange;
-Lord Byron.

37.He is set to star in "Touch of Weevel" playing an idiot who works for the British foreign service and comes to be regarded by British Intelligence as the country's greatest spy. Who ?

38. Greek Myth. What is the name of Orion's dog ?

39. What term was supposedly coined by a New York newspaper cartoonist who had trouble spelling "dachshund" ?

40. On March 12, 2000, Miami celebrated its Hispanic heritage with the annual Calle Ocho festival in the city's Little Havana neighbourhood. This festival made history in 1988 when the Guinness Book certified it as tha site of the world's longest conga line, when 119000 people writhed to the tune of Gloria Estefan's "Conga" song. What was the record they created this time ?

41. When he phoned the Academy to request tickets for the Oscar ceremony, he was told that the ceremony "wasn't the Super Bowl" and that "tickets are in short supply". However, Disney later came up with the tickets for him. Who ?

42. This is not a Hitchhiker's guide question. Steven Spielberg's upcoming film ( due to start production in July) is the science-fiction tale of a boy robot who "lives" during a time following the melting of the polar ice caps. The now-dead creator of the story worked on it for 18 years and had himself talked about the possibility of Spielberg directing the film. Name the creator and the film.