Patriotism and good taste do not always coincide, but in this case the answer is
was not a lecherous fop. The Duke of York (alias
) was, although the number of his escapades and bastards wouldn't have set any records.
, the namesake of Louisiana, was an impressive satyr. Once, he was riding in a coach with his wife and three mistresses; they all were pregnant. Carolinus is just a pompous way of saying
; he had 18 children, and none were with his wife. Charles was known as the Merry Monarch.
In Latin and its junior edition (Italian), all the words sound alike. No wonder
could rhyme anything. To our unsophisticated ears, however, it is difficult to distinguish between ante (before) and anti (against), or bellus (good looking) and bellum (war). If you can discern those guileful foreign distinctions, you'd know that Uncle Irving was not Italian and the correct answer is
The answer is
is the furthest north.
The midway does not refer to the Middle West but to the fairgrounds of the 1893
. That world's fair was in Chicago, and the correct answer (if inaccurate description) is
heft could never be attributed to bagels. An antimacassar, answer
, is the Episcopalian term for a furniture cover.
In an inexplicable demonstration of intelligence, the 1939
for best actor was given to a real actor instead of a star. Yet, who remembers
Robert Donat? We all remember
Clark Gable's Rhett Butler
. The answer is
While Russian troops went to the front without rifles, the Imperial family ordered patriotic motifs for the
Faberge Easter Eggs
. The czar fell in 1917, a year before the
Although a formula calibrating pressure and heat could pertain to the biological time clock and genetics,
thought his law was about chemistry: answer
Professor Robert Thurman of
named his daughter for a Buddhist chant: ooomm.
, is not an alias. The other actresses in reality are
, is the science fiction movie that
would have written. It is based on
The Halfback of Notre Dame
is television's idea of a parody.
is the lobotomized rendition of
is based on a
story, and Hugo hated
version; everyone else prefers it.
The young whippersnapper did: answer
had the second highest total of four.
. That clause in the
idea of an obscene gesture; it was written with Hamilton in mind. Hamilton was born in the West Indies.
won the Decathlon and the Pentathlon; however, he was subsequently stripped of his medals for having played professional baseball. This was the only
in which he participated: answer
. The swimmer
won medals in 1924 and 1928. The skater
won her first Olympic medal in 1928. Neither used their prizes to study acting.
was not a character on
, but a champion runner in 1924. He was the obnoxious one in
Chariots of Fire
, takes place in Britain; there is no other reason to care about the play.
As You Like It
occurs in the Forest of Arden, which every German general knows is in Belgium.
occurs in Illyria, which now is the far-less-romantic Albania.
The Winter's Tale
is famous for one of its locales: the sea coast of Bohemia?
The Germans do love their
, but singing "Die Gotterdammerung" would have made
last six hours. "Lili Marlene" is a romantic ballad, and
was not trying to seduce
. "Deutschland Uber Alles" was, and is, the German national anthem; it has a dour, hymnal tone and would be inappropriate for 1940s karaoke. "Die Wacht am Rhein," answer
, is a chest-thumping bellow of hatred for France.
You should be the basis of a religion.
Feel free to be arrogant.
You might win two games on
Don't gloat; this is as well as
George W. Bush
I hope that you are good-looking because you need some reason for being in the gene pool.
Yes, it's him again. Eugene Finerman is a humorist, speechwriter and idiot savant. He can drone for hours on the historical inaccuracies in
Xena, Warrior Princess
. Please feel free to
comment on his charming lunacy.