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Message 1 of 18 (825820)
12-18-2017 10:00 AM


The name of Tom Mix horse.
The name of the RCA Dog who is waiting for his Master's Voice.
42
What a Church Key is.
That ALL beer is brewed cold.
Big Momma Thornton.
Who's on first?
That "Frankie & Johnny were lovers" is not about a same sex marriage.
That it's always 5 o'clock somewhere.
That you can tune a piano but you can't tuna fish.
Why there was a baby face on the bottle.
Mississippi John Hurt.
When the Cuyahoga River caught fire.
A B-9 Class M-3 General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Control Robot said ...?
Fulda Gap.
Hof Corridor.
Formosan Strait.
Quemoy & Matsu.
Bikini Atoll.
Widdershins.

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Phat
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Message 2 of 18 (825823)
12-18-2017 10:05 AM
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12-18-2017 10:00 AM


Memorable yet random associations
Apparently...without googling each item on this list, I would say that the single right answer is Trivia....

Did you compile this list off of the top of your head? If so, the common denominator to this list would be YOUR memories.

Add by EDIT: WITHOUT googling the list and cheating, I can answer a few..

The name of Tom Mix horse.
The name of the RCA Dog who is waiting for his Master's Voice.
42
What a Church Key is.
That ALL beer is brewed cold.
Big Momma Thornton.
Who's on first? Abbot & Costello comedy routine
That "Frankie & Johnny were lovers" is not about a same sex marriage. Its a Country song.
That it's always 5 o'clock somewhere.
That you can tune a piano but you can't tuna fish. old borscht belt humor
Why there was a baby face on the bottle.
Mississippi John Hurt.
When the Cuyahoga River caught fire. a sign of pollution near Lake Eire back in the late seventies I believe
A B-9 Class M-3 General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Control Robot said ...? Guessing...but...Danger Will Robinson?
Fulda Gap.
Hof Corridor.
Formosan Strait.
Quemoy & Matsu.
Bikini Atoll. Nuclear test sight
Widdershins.

Edited by Phat, : No reason given.


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Message 3 of 18 (825842)
12-18-2017 11:20 AM
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12-18-2017 10:05 AM


Re: Memorable yet random associations
Phat writes:

Did you compile this list off of the top of your head?


These two are related:
quote:
What a Church Key is.
That ALL beer is brewed cold.

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Message 4 of 18 (825844)
12-18-2017 11:28 AM
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12-18-2017 10:00 AM


The name of the RCA Dog who is waiting for his Master's Voice.

Victor


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 5 of 18 (825853)
12-18-2017 12:18 PM
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2Re: Memorable yet random associations
... WITHOUT googling the list and cheating, I can answer a few.. ...

Well I've always wondered who Mississippi John hurt.

Puzzled

Edited by RAZD, : .


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Message 6 of 18 (825862)
12-18-2017 2:03 PM
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12-18-2017 10:00 AM


I want to say 'Elvis' lets see

The name of Tom Mix horse. -- Pianist?
The name of the RCA Dog who is waiting for his Master's Voice. October 28, 1957 show
42 age at death
What a Church Key is. I struggled here. If its off the wall then there may be some gospel / music reference. But I dunno.
That ALL beer is brewed cold. ?
Big Momma Thornton. hound dog
Who's on first? Costello
That "Frankie & Johnny were lovers" is not about a same sex marriage. erm a bit on the nose this one
That it's always 5 o'clock somewhere. ?
That you can tune a piano but you can't tuna fish. ?
Why there was a baby face on the bottle. Since my baby left me....
Mississippi John Hurt. Influence? Cover
When the Cuyahoga River caught fire. Return of Elvis
A B-9 Class M-3 General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Control Robot said ...? Elvis Kim?
Fulda Gap. Training grounds
Hof Corridor. A certain hall?
Formosan Strait. Dining?
Quemoy & Matsu.
Bikini Atoll. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On?
Widdershins. Perkins?

not enough that I'm convinced, a little too much stretching involved. I could probably do an equally poor job with 'World War' as an answer.

Edited by Modulous, : No reason given.


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Message 7 of 18 (825867)
12-18-2017 2:36 PM
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12-18-2017 2:03 PM


What a Church Key is. I struggled here. If its off the wall then there may be some gospel / music reference. But I dunno.

It's a beer can opener (makes a triangular hole to the side of the lid; fell out of common use due to pop-tops). I learned that one listening to KRLA's "Credibility Gap" coverage of the 1968 Presidential conventions (the correspondent was a skid-row bum with a microphone hidden in his church key).

The explanation that I read is that churches are built as cheaply as possible, so the lock on the door is of such poor quality that you could open it with a beer can opener. That explanation probably dates back to when doors had actual keyholes.

Somehow I get the feeling that I simply don't understand what this topic is about.

Edited by dwise1, : 1968 Presidential conventions


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Message 8 of 18 (825869)
12-18-2017 2:43 PM
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12-18-2017 10:00 AM


42

Everybody should know that 42 is the Ultimate Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. But since nobody can figure out what the Ultimate Question that it answers is, we cannot make sense of the Answer.

42 is also Fox Mulder's apartment number. As well as the number of times that he has watched "Plan 9 from Outer Space."

Fulda Gap

A geographic location in Germany, former a wide pass near the border between East and West Germany (still a wide pass, but now in the middle of the reunited country). It was very important for NATO planning since it was deemed the most likely place that Warsaw Pact forces would invade Germany come WWIII.
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Message 9 of 18 (825870)
12-18-2017 2:53 PM


But there is only one right answer and it applies to everything in the list.
There is one thing in common to all the stuff listed though and I was hoping someone would see the connection.

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Message 10 of 18 (825872)
12-18-2017 3:01 PM
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12-18-2017 2:36 PM


It's a beer can opener

the clues all point to a singular answer. My best guess was 'Elvis'. Yeah, I was trying to tie Church Key to Elvis. That's the struggle.


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Message 11 of 18 (825913)
12-19-2017 10:45 AM
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12-18-2017 10:00 AM


The name of the RCA Dog who is waiting for his Master's Voice.

Nipper.

Very weird, I woke up this morning with it in my mind. Ignore my prior answer.....


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 12 of 18 (825918)
12-19-2017 11:00 AM
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12-18-2017 2:53 PM


Re: But there is only one right answer and it applies to everything in the list.
jar writes:

There is one thing in common to all the stuff listed....


They're all on the list.
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Message 13 of 18 (825920)
12-19-2017 11:05 AM
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12-19-2017 10:45 AM


that's right by the way but still not what is common to all the questions

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Message 14 of 18 (825930)
12-19-2017 12:22 PM
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12-18-2017 2:36 PM


The explanation that I read is that churches are built as cheaply as possible, so the lock on the door is of such poor quality that you could open it with a beer can opener. That explanation probably dates back to when doors had actual keyholes.

When I was in high school my friends and I all thought calling a beer can opener a "church key" was a derogatory reference to the Christian churches that disapproved of alcohol consumption and also a sarcastic comment on "Christians"' who sinned all week and went to church on Sunday.

I still have no clue what Jar's single right answer is.....42 should cover it.


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 15 of 18 (825931)
12-19-2017 12:34 PM


and the answer is ...
It's a partial list of things that elicit blank stares from anyone under about 50 today.

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