CATEGORIES Vol. 2

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    OK, Kids

    Everybody into the pool.

    58 Johnny Weissmuller, Esther Williams, Buster Crabbe, Eleanor Holme,
    Sonja Heine.

    59 Red, Namwa, Raceme, Ice cream, Goldfingers, Plantain.

    60 Edna Ferber, Thornton Wilder, Ernest Hemmingway, Barbara Kingsolver.

    Rock


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  2. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Active Member

    #58 - athletes turned actors - I was going to say competitive swimmers first of all but I think that Sonja Heine was a skater, not a swimmer.

    #60 - authors
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Tiger Lilly

    You're right. They are all athletes who became actors. And they all won
    gold medals at the Olympics except Esther Williams. She was a national
    champion who won gold medals in America. Probably would have won
    in the Olympics except the games were cancelled during WWII. After that
    she was busy being a movie star.

    Yes, Sonja Heine was a skater. That's her pic above. Won numerous awards
    including 3 gold medals at the Olympics. In 1990 Gordon and I visited Lake
    Placid in New York State. They have a plaque there commemorating the
    movie Sonja made there some 80 years ago.

    You're right, the folks in number 60 are all authors, but they have something
    else in common.

    Hope you and Belle a doing well. Or at least as well as we can. I seem to have
    less energy all the time. Seldom leave the house.

    As the Norwegians say, (Sonja like many of my ancestors was from Norway)
    Ha det bra (Have it good)
    Rock
  4. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all!!!!

    59 Red, Namwa, Raceme, Ice cream, Goldfingers, Plantain.

    BANANAS??

    60 Edna Ferber, Thornton Wilder, Ernest Hemmingway, Barbara Kingsolver

    You stumped me! I was gonna say "authors".

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    Leftover from our first volume:

    56 Hickory Horned Devil, Doodlebugs, White Ermine

    INSECTS
    57 Moxie Crimefighter, Pilot Inspektor, Kal-El, Blanket

    Rock, I thought that someone would guess Kal-El, from Superman. But guess what -- these are all names of celebrity children!

    Moxie Crimefighter -- child of Penn Gillette (of Penn & Teller)
    Pilot Inspektor -- child of actor Jason Lee
    Kal-El -- child of actor Nicholas Cage
    Blanket (aka Prince Michael II) -- child of Michael Jackson

    Later, 'gators. I'm trying to think of more categories.

    Hugs, DIANE

  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Diane, that's some collection of names for kids. People who give their kids
    goofy names should be hit over the head with a large dose of reality.
    Plenty of teasing when one is young. And going through life explaining and
    spelling your name is the pits.

    Brad Pitt and Angelina sure picked some doozies for their kids.
    I suppose it's good thing they didn't name one Gravel.

    Yup, them are bananas all right. The small ethnic stores around
    here carry more varieties than the supermarkets. The plantains
    are bigger and cooked before serving.

    Here's the only new puzzler I've thunk up.

    61 Que Sera Sera, Buttons and Bows, When You Wish Upon A Star,
    The Continental, The Windmills Of Your Mind.

    Oh, thought of another while I was posting.

    62 Chester A Arthur, Millard Fillmore, Theodore Roosevelt,
    John Tyler, Harry S. Truman.

    BTW I've heard of doodlebugs, but didn't know the others were bugs too.
    I thought maybe the Hickory Horned Devil was some kind of hickory
    smoked devil's food cake. :rolleyes:

    Tiger Lilea, come back when you feel up to it.
    Rock
  6. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Active Member

    Hi Rock - I know that #61 are songs, but I can't think of any other connection. I'll have to work on that one.

    #62 - US Presidents who weren't voted into office.
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  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Correctomundo, Tiger Lilea.

    They are all songs with something in common. What can it be?

    And the second group was Vice Presidents who later moved into
    the office of the Presidency. But not all moved into the oval office, since
    it did not exist until the 20th century.

    OK, here's a new conundrum.
    63 Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Richard Burton, John Barrymore.

    Rock
  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Folks

    Here's a puzzle my brother sent. He was a Park Ranger. My other brother was a
    Deputy Sheriff. I am the only one who didn't wear a uniform. Anyhoo...

    "I read this years ago, point being on a simple general knowledge test, a smarter
    person could easily get the wrong answer. Of the four games listed, which one
    does not fit with the others:
    billiards
    field hockey
    football
    polo

    Billiards does not fit because it is an indoor game, the others are outdoor events.
    Or, we could say billiards is usually a non team event.

    Field hockey does not fit because by tradition it is a girls' sport.

    Football does not fit because it is played only with a ball, not a stick of any sort.

    Polo is out because it uses animals, and the others don't.

    I forgot what the 'correct answer' was."

    Rock
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  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    64 Al Pacino, Richard Dreyfus, Woody Allen, Daniel Radcliffe,
    Robin Williams.

    65 Rock Hudson, Van Johnson, Hedda Hopper, Bob Hope,
    Cornel Wilde

    66 Minnesota, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Utah, Ohio

    67 Our Gang, The Sound of Music, Little Women, Cheaper By the Dozen,
    Peter Pan

    Rock
  10. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all,

    I have a reply, or two ...

    60 Edna Ferber, Thornton Wilder, Ernest Hemmingway, Barbara Kingsolver.

    PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS?

    61 Que Sera Sera, Buttons and Bows, When You Wish Upon A Star, The Continental, The Windmills Of Your Mind

    OSCAR WINNING SONGS?

    63 Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Richard Burton, John Barrymore.

    HAMLET?

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    Gonna post this now. And search for more guesses to Rock's clues!

    Later...................
    HUGS, DIANE
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  11. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I'm back..................!

    64 Al Pacino, Richard Dreyfus, Woody Allen, Daniel Radcliffe, Robin Williams.

    ACTORS WHO ARE UNDER 6' TALL?

    65 Rock Hudson, Van Johnson, Hedda Hopper, Bob Hope, Cornel Wilde

    ALL APPEARED ON "I LOVE LUCY"

    That's all for now............
    DIANE
  12. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    MORE CLUES......................

    68 certain traffic lights, lady bugs, certain carpets

    69 cygnus, mensa, phoenix, ursa minor

    70 Guy Lombardo, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway

    71 carnelian, labradorite, moonstone

    72 Krumkake, lefse, "hotdish", jello salads

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    Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    DIANE
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  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    Very Impressive. You got 'em all right! Too bad you weren't on a quiz show.

    63. Yes, the actors all played Hamlet. And on Broadway. Several
    women have played Hamlet as well including the legendary Sarah
    Bernhardt. You can see a fragment of a brief silent film she made on
    Youtube. Hamlet is fighting a duel with Laertes.

    64. Yes, those guys are all short. Either 5' 5" or 5' 7". As you probably
    know, people used to be much shorter. I read the average Civil War
    soldier was 5' 6" and weighed a hundred and forty pounds.

    The Andrews Sisters, who were from Minnesota, were at the peak of their
    fame in the 1940s. They were often described as "tall". According to
    the biography I read, they were all about 5' 6".

    Kevin recovering from his stings? Hope the worst of it is over.

    Rock

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  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hey, Diane

    Oh, good! You posted more puzzles.

    69 is a swan, Mensa (a group to which I once belonged), a city or a bird, and
    the little dipper. A highly diverse group. All Latin terms though.

    70 is big band leaders. Back in the 60s I went to a Harlem Globetrotters
    game. Cab Calloway and his band entertained at halftime.

    71 is gemstones. I had a moon stone ring. Sort of a pearly gray. I was
    looking for it a couple months ago. Don't know where it is. Gordon
    has a carnelian ring.

    72 Ha Ha! What you could eat at a church supper at a Sons of Norway
    festival in Minnesota or Norway. Gordon and I used to make krumkaka
    (a sort of cookie tube that can be filled with whipped cream) and lefse
    (potato tortillas).

    68 Can't figure this one out at all. Haveta think about it, I guess.

    Hugs
    Rock
  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    68 Fishing lures?

    Rock
  16. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi Rock, and everybody reading!! Hi to GB and Soul and Patti, et al.!

    Rock, I cannot find answers to these clues you gave earlier in the game:

    66 Minnesota, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Utah, Ohio

    67 Our Gang, The Sound of Music, Little Women, Cheaper By the Dozen,
    Peter Pan

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    69 cygnus, mensa, phoenix, ursa minor

    You are correct about the Latin Names. I was thinking of "CONSTELLATIONS". :)

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    68 certain traffic lights, lady bugs, certain carpets
    MORE CLUES: certain cabbages, beets, cherries

    That's all for now! I'll be back later.
    DIANE :D
  17. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    66 The names of these states are based on Indian words.
    67 These movies all feature kids.

    68 Red? Never seen a red lady bug. All the ones I've met have been
    orange with black spots. Looked around the net. Read LBs come
    in many colors including red, orange, black, brown, yellow, pink and white.
    Who'd a thunk it?

    Reminds me of an office party many years ago. Families were invited.
    One little girl about 4 had a ladybug costume. She was adorable.

    Will post some more clues when I think of some. :)
    Rock
  18. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    OK, I think we're up to number 73.

    73 Bertrand Russell, Saul Bellow, Ernest Hemingway, Doris Lessing,
    Sinclair Lewis.

    74 Brighton Beach Memories, Barefoot in the Park, The Sunshine Boys,
    The Odd Couple.

    75 Jesse Ventura, Charles Schulz, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Judy Garland,
    Prince.

    76 The Maltese Falcon, Scar Face, Angels With Dirty Faces, Key Largo,
    Mildred Pierce.

    Rock
  19. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member


    Is #68 things that are red?
  20. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Yes, I think so, GB. 68 is red things. Also the names of fishing lures.

    66 The names of these states are based on Indian words.

    New puzzler:
    77 California Chrome, Orb, Animal Kingdom, Smarty Jones, Unbridled.

    Hugs
    Rock
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2016