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LJ Daily Answers: 9 June 2014 
9th-Jun-2014 10:11 am


1. What computer game villain was the son of Angus and Katherine Mengsk?

"Game has to be Words With Friends. MENGSK? is the usual draw I get." - drbear

"Josef Mengele. He changed his last name from Mengsk, so he wouldn't be associated with his goody-two-shoes parents." - cholma

"The pirate LeChuck, by virtue of being the only one I can and therefore the only one worth remembring." - usmu

"Mengsk the Merciless" - zihuatanejo, cmzero

"Waluigi" - primavera

"Bowser" - la_trombonista

"GLaDOS" - alfvaen

"The one in Tetris that keeps lobbing funky-shaped bricks at you" - sskipstress

"I know this has to be a StarCraft question, but the only real 'villain' in that game when I played was 'Zergling Rush'." - aaronbsam

Correct Answer: Arcturus Mengsk

2. Michael Keaton stars as a "bio-exorcist" in which film?

(Number of people who stopped before saying "Beetlejuice" a third time: 11.)
(Number of people who said it three times without hesitation: tinamachina. YOU'VE DOOMED US ALL, WOMAN!)

"The Exorcist 27: Go Green!" - germankitty

(All projectile vomit used in this film is biodegradable and can be used as compost in your Evil Garden. -CV)

"Dude could use a exorcist on his freakin' career, what's he done since Batman, anyway?" - thepikey

(A whole bunch of junk, most recently the remake of "RoboCop". Which still makes me sad inside. -CV)

"Bio of An Exorcist, adapted from the book by Piers Anthony." - alfvaen

(Probably with 100% less sex. -CV)

"Groundhog Day." - lots42

"Say Bill Murray's name three times, and you'll go golfing." - n5iln

"Arcturan Megadonkey (I swear I wrote this before I read the next question)" - grapefruitzzz

(Being both one question too early and one question too late is still impressive. -CV)

"Mr. Mom 2: The Dark Beetlejuice Rises" - stagemanager

"" - cmzero

"For the love of furry kittens do not summon him, he hasn't picked up a new outfit since Robin Thicke stole his suit" - sskipstress


(+1, excellent punnery. -CV)

"Alec Baldwin pre-foaming-at-the-mouth crazypants was actually a pretty boring actor. Geena Davis was hot, though ..." - therealchon

Correct Answer: Beetlejuice

"'Alpha Orionis! Alpha Orionis! Alpha Orionis!' doesn't roll off the tongue as easily." - cholma

3. A great deal of the technology in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy universe is produced by which corporation?

"Share and enjoy!" - 19 of you
"The first against the wall when the revolution comes" - 7 of you

"The Weyland-Yutani Corporation. Those bastards are EVERYWHERE." - cholma

"Taco Bell" - love2loveher

(Now we know what their spaceships are powered by, at least... -CV)

"Wal-Mart." - primavera

"The Umbrella Corporation" - mark_laura

"S.H.I.E.L.D." - lots42

"Halliburton" - drbear

"Stark Industries" - tinamachina

"Acme" - usmu, thepikey, germankitty

"NERV" - akiyasan

"The Frivolous Cybernetics Corporation." - alfvaen

"Obvious joke is obvious with this one...." - tweeti
"Siriusly?" - neumeindil

Correct Answer: The Sirius Cybernetics Corporation

4. Marvel comics character Lorna Dane is better known by which moniker?

(Number of quizlings preoccupied with eating Lorna Doone cookies: 12.)

"Wasn't she in Twin Peaks? Back in a mo, Sherlynn Fenn just popped into my head..." - esran

"Squirrel Girl. Probably not right but you can't beat her!" - akiyasan

"I bet she's got a magnetic personality...." - tweeti

(She has her positive and negative aspects... -CV)

"Alpha Ursae Minoris" - usmu

(Only Alex Summers is allowed to call her that. -CV)

"Back in college they called her 'The Big Dipper' *winkwink*nudgenudge*" - zihuatanejo

"Polaris, the pop-singing mutant best known for 'Tell It To My Heart' and...oh wait, that's Taylor Dane. Or Dazzler, I forget." - tinamachina

"Isn't it funny how Marvel has a character with the moniker Polaris and a character with the moniker Northstar?" - la_trombonista

(Yeah, well, Northstar was from Canada. They're all a bit weird up there, you know how it is. -CV)

"I think I remember her. She's got green hair, right? No, not She-Hulk; just the hair, not the skin. No, not Lyja either; this is a mutant, not an alien. Not Vertigo either! ...Abigail Brand, really? We just SAID her real name was LORNA. Oh, screw it, brain, go take a break, you're clearly drunk." - cmzero
"Green hair... Katy Perry?" - thepikey
"why did Polaris have green hair?" - brightlotusmoon
"Fuzzy Green Vagina." - lots42

(I don't know if it's ever confirmed whether the carpet matches the drapes. -CV)

Correct Answer: Polaris

5. Raccoons belong to which genus of mammals?

"Sneaky little verminous trash can raiding bastards" - 26 of you
"and yet they're so darn cute" - 13 of those 26

"Agentus IRStibus. They're all up in you trash, readin' your stuff ..." - therealchon

"Super Genius! Seriously they get in cahoots with squirrels these days." - akiyasan

"Cylon" - aaronbsam

(They would be a bit freakier with a single red eye that moved from side to side... -CV)

"According to various cat image memes I've seen ... Feline. Is that a genus? Whatever genus cats are." - esran

(And that's what happens when you believe the internet. -CV)

"Raccoon...... Rocky. Genus.... genuis. Rocky Balboa was certainly no genius, so I'll go with Adrian." - stagemanager

(And the gruyere Award for Logic Renunciation this week goes to... stagemanager! -CV)

"The kind that talks and shoots guns, or the other kind?" - thepikey, cmzero

(Good old Rocket, giving his species something to strive for. -CV)

Correct Answer: Procyon

6. If you could visit any fictional outer-space location, where would you go? What would you want to do there?

"Have you ever read the other-worldly sci-fi erotica? Yeah, me neither." - love2loveher

"I want to go wherever 'Interstellar' is going, so I can come back and spoil the plot for everyone. Although I bet it's really dark there." - grapefruitzzz

"DS 9, meet Lwaxana Troi, snog Dax (any incarnation) and to get drunk on the Promenade with Miles O'Brien." - germankitty

"Thundera. Do I even need to explain?" - tinamachina

"I would like to go to Boazania (Voltes V) and help Maleficent find her parents." - amelicalearns

(Holy crap, I haven't seen that show in decades. +1, Nostalgia. +1, linking to Maleficent. Well-played. -CV)

"Saturn, because it's blinged the fuck out." - la_trombonista

"I think it would involve a lot of time on the Holodeck. If you know what I mean." - alfvaen

"The remains of the Death Star. The loot I could score ..." - lots42

"Go see Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes play at the Chalmun's Cantina in Mos Eisley, that wretched hive of scum and villainy.." - usmu

"Inspired by HHGTTG, I'd want to travel to Squornshellous Zeta to see all the mattresses named Zem and watch them flollop, globber, vollue, voon, and willomy. Plus, there'd always be a comfortable place to sleep while I was visiting!" - aaronbsam

"The asterism of Orion, in order to pull it all together." - mark_laura

"Betazed. I want to visit all those amazing waterfalls they keep talking about. And study telepathy if possible. And go to a wedding." - brightlotusmoon

"Where? Orion. Why? Cultural exchanges. *polite cough*" - thepikey
"Risa. For 'Anthropological studies'" - freezer

"Milliway's. Meet the meat. Order steak." - zihuatanejo

"Planet Bob. Because Planet Bob." - n5iln

"The site of the alleged moon landings." - drbear

"Endor, home of the Ewoks. I would go there and build me a bitchin' tree house!" - tweeti
"I could be the Dian Fossey of Endor and hang out in the woods with the Ewoks." - neumeindil

(I'm personally surprised that Endor got two votes at all. -CV)

"If you travel to the third rock orbiting the star, Sol, you will find a planet filled with comedians. This is their story:
The Daily Quiz Project was our last, best hope for humor
A daily quiz played once a week
A place of nonsense where the right answers don't count
It was the second decade of the 21st Century... the year The Wil Wheaton Project came upon us all
This is the story of the last of daily quizzes
The year is 2014
The name of the place is LJDQ
" - cholma

(+5, lyricalicious. +1 extra, Babylon 5. Nicely done. I can hear the theme song in my head right now. -CV)

And there you have it: star names, because stars are cool. Of course it's been cloudy and rainy today so I can't even see our mother star, much less any others. Ah well, easy come easy go. Thanks for playing, and tune in tomorrow for a quiz about moons! Or planets! Or black holes! Hurr hurr, black holes...

Rock On!

9th-Jun-2014 02:27 pm (UTC)
I'm very, very surprised that no one screamed, "LJDQ...My God! It's full of stars!" Or would that be too obvious even for this crowd?

Edited at 2014-06-09 02:28 pm (UTC)
9th-Jun-2014 03:31 pm (UTC)
Apparently it was either TOO TOO obvious or everyone just said "I'm sorry, I can't do that."
9th-Jun-2014 02:37 pm (UTC)
Did you see those TREES on Endor? Would blow the Swiss Family Robinson all to hell. We're talking 3-4 story luxury deals here, elevators, kitchens,
9th-Jun-2014 03:32 pm (UTC)
Those were some serious trees. I'd probably be the guy who tried to install a fireplace and instead burned down the forest. Whoops. My bad.
10th-Jun-2014 10:01 am (UTC)
9th-Jun-2014 03:05 pm (UTC)
Hey, a double -- and can I please claim one-third of the clusterquote on #3, because just like usmu and thepikey I answered "Acme 42"? (Sort of like a day-early birthday present? Pretty please?)
9th-Jun-2014 03:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, I see that you did. Go figure. Edited!
9th-Jun-2014 03:36 pm (UTC)

Bringing my score up to 50%, cool!
9th-Jun-2014 03:06 pm (UTC)
Last week was pretty feeble, answering the bell just twice. This week I come roaring back with five.

9th-Jun-2014 03:32 pm (UTC)
Sometimes you bite the quiz; sometimes the quiz bites you. And sometimes everything bites in general.
9th-Jun-2014 08:36 pm (UTC)
Ooh! Four quotes, a quote after the answer, AND a +5?!?! (technically +6?)

Oh dear, I do believe I have the vapors! *faints
9th-Jun-2014 08:54 pm (UTC)
Deadpool and Galactus destroyed the Ewok planet.

No, really, it is canon.


9th-Jun-2014 09:14 pm (UTC)
*is impressive*
9th-Jun-2014 10:09 pm (UTC)
2 and 2 group thinks? Yubyub! :)
9th-Jun-2014 11:31 pm (UTC)
I don't play LJDQ very often, but when I do I score a triple, a cluster quote and and double anonymous group mention. Nice!
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