Monthly Archives: January 2009

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231: For those who read their papers. Identify the chubby kid.

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230: Galeb Magadla – Israel’s first Arab Muslim cabinet minister.

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230: I didn’t think it was possible. Who’s this guy?

229: This image is the default wallpaper image on Windows 7 Beta released to the public recently. The image is that of a Betta fish, supposedly a play on Beta.

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229: A visual pun. How?

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228: LOLBamas, after LOLCats. This one references the climax of There Will Be Blood.

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228: What are such images called? What’s being referenced here?

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227: This was an amusing news item from mid 2008. “Rapper Jay-Z stuck one finger up to Noel Gallagher last night by starting his Glastonbury set with a version of the Oasis hit Wonderwall – and playing electric guitar. Loudmouth Noel had slammed organisers for inviting Jay-Z to headline the event. He said hip-hop was “wrong” for a festival “built on a tradition of guitar music”. Jay-Z didn’t mention the row but sang Noel’s hit song – and strummed a white Fender Stratocaster with full backing from his band.”

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227: Spin a yarn around this incident.

226: Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson

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226: Identify them.

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225: The white cliffs of Dover as seen across the English channel from Cap Gris Nez, France.

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225: Some place, as seen from some place else. Name both.

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224: Oliver Winchester and the IBM 3340 Storage system – the system was codenamed Winchester after the Winchester 30-30 rifle because it was originally supposed to have two removable 30 megabyte modules. Winchester drive became a generic term for hard drives.