Contest

A quick quiz for anybody who’s not Todd

Gibson. What connects:

  • The King James Bible
  • The Wizard of Oz (the movie, not the book)
  • The UN Secretariat building in New York?

A special treat to whomever is first with the answer I’m thinking of.

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22 Responses to Contest

  1. mike d says:

    flying monkeys, natch.

  2. Felix says:

    That’s a fantastic answer, Mike. Not the one I was looking for, but fantastic nonetheless.

  3. Matthew says:

    They all are, or make references to, a city on a hill.

  4. Felix says:

    That, Matthew, by contrast, is just weak. You might as well say that they’re all concerned in one way or another with natural disasters.

  5. Matthew says:

    It wasn’t that bad; I suspect you don’t get the significance of the term.

  6. Stefan says:

    I know. They all came in over budget.

  7. Todd Gibson says:

    I know the answer. I know the answer. But I’m not telling.

    I’ve got another quiz-type question. Does anyone know why Felix’s recent posts are done in bullet point format?

  8. Matthew says:

    Ooo, ooo, it’s aaaaaaart and I bet it has something to do with large, randomly spaced blocks of concrete, steel and other leftover bits of airport scattered around a desert somewhere.

  9. Felix says:

    OK, I’ll give you a hint. You know those large pieces of concrete in Marfa? They’re, like, the opposite of the answer I’m looking for here. In a weird way, Matthew, you really couldn’t be more wrong.

  10. 99 says:

    They were designed by committee?

  11. Stefan says:

    So the opposite of big blocks of concrete would be… little blocks of… brick. Yellow bricks, about the shape of the King James bible, used to build the side walls of the UN Secretariat building, making them vertical yellow brick roads, sort of.

  12. Matthew says:

    Not being a friend of Dorothy, as it were, I’m a bit stumped by what could be so different about the movie and book versions of Oz to cause you to draw the distinction.

  13. Felix says:

    It seems to me that most of Matthew’s online life of late has consisted, in some form or another, of his demonstrating or asserting his heterosexuality. But I can assure you all that such an orientation is no obstacle in this particular case.

  14. Jason says:

    invisible, omnipotent power

  15. Jason says:

    superficial omniscience

  16. Matthew says:

    This page says the UN, the Wizard of Oz and King James were all “Crown Templars”. Which just goes to show you can find anything on google, but that doesn’t mean it’s right.

    http://www.worldnewsstand.net/history/The_Crown_Temple.htm

  17. Stefan Geens says:

    Unicorns.

  18. Matthew says:

    Felix, you presume too much. I only meant it to mean that I’m not so familiar with the movie to know why you’d cite it specifically, instead of the book.

  19. Stefan says:

    It’s unicorns, isn’t it? I knew it.

  20. mike d says:

    actually- i think the big difference between the book and the movie is that in the book, the slippers are silver, not ruby? (the all-knowing of Oz seems to agree) so i’d say the answer is “fabulous footwear”, but i doubt the UN’s wingtips would make

  21. mike d says:

    …the cut.

  22. Matthew says:

    Well? Well? What is it?

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