ONBC 10th Birthday Contest Starts NOW

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ONBC 10th Birthday Contest Starts NOW

Unread postby Liz » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:00 pm

Ladies, I have an announcement…..

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ONBC is having a 10th Birthday Contest. And here are the rules and instructions. (They are NOT just guidelines.)


1. All Zonerbabas (meaning everyone) out there are welcome to participate!

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2. All answers must be in by Monday, November 11 no later than 2 Past Midnight Pacific Standard Time.

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3. Only 1 entry per humble pirate :captainjack:, so be makin’ sure of your answers before you step Through the Looking Glass.


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4. The 3 entries with the most correct answers will be receiving the loot.

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5. In case of a tie, the entry received first will be the one to get the “sur-prize.”

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(NOTE: Any entry received by 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time tomorrow, Tuesday, November 5, will be counted as received by 9:00 a.m. EST. That way, all times zones will be on the same footing.)



6. Email your entry to:

jdzonbc@gmail.com


7. Have fun. :snoopydances:


8. Any questions? Send Lizbaba or Fireflyivonovich a pm or email.

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Now for the Contest Questions……



General Questions

1. What author has a thing for lists?

2. In the book Shantaram, how does the bear escape?

3. What are Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo searching for in Las Vegas? And what novel may this inspiration have come from?

4. What book is this quote from and who said it? “And here, for the first time in my life I saw my beloved Mississippi River, dry in the summer haze, low water, with its big rank smell that smells like the raw body of America itself because it washes it up.”

5. In what Johnny Depp movie does The Rum Diary book show up?

6. What is the significance of the lotus tree in The Bomb in My Garden?

7. Cardinal Chang. Why “Cardinal?” Why “Chang?”

8. What was the original verbiage used in the one-liner on pg. 192 of The Thin Man, which was subsequently altered for later publications? What was it altered to?

9. How does the ending in Secret Window, Secret Garden by Stephen King differ from the ending in Secret Window, the movie?



Who or what?
Indicate the character or thing, and in what book.

1. She carried hideous, disturbing yellow flowers.

2. Their most prized books were by William Blake.

3. It’s used on guitar strings.

4. My dearest own you

5. Early on he had two girlfriends, Deanna and Domini.

6. His original name was Chandagnac. What did Davies rename him?

7. It was the size of a doubloon, edged in black and filled in with red.

8. He blackmailed Bobby Dye.

9. She went to Swarthmore. Some days she wore red lipstick, stiletto heels and silk stockings with that seductive line up the back of leg. Other days she was Audrey Hepburn in a boyish black turtleneck.

10. He met her in camel country. She wore a long cotton gown. Her first words were, “You’re out of your cotton-picking mind.”

11. He has a good heart, likes champagne and a certain prostitute.

12. He directed the 1902 French silent film, A Trip to the Moon.



5 and 10

1. Name 10 authors or actors that have been interviewed by ONBC.

2. Name 10 characters in Shantaram.

3. Name 10 books in which Catholicism or Christianity plays a major role.

4. Name 10 ONBC books that were based on actual events AND people.

5. What were your favorite books? Name 10 or less. There is no wrong answer for this, unless you leave it blank.


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A list of the books in chronological order:

J.M. Barrie and the Lost Boys
by Andrew Birkin

The Libertine
by Stephen Jeffreys

J.M. Barrie and the Lost Boys
by Andrew Birkin

The Libertine
by Stephen Jeffreys

Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
by Tom Robbins

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl

Shantaram
by Gregory David Roberts

I, Fatty
by Jerry Stahl

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
by Hunter S. Thompson

A Long Way Down
by Nick Hornby

Inamorata
by Joseph Gangemi

The Ginger Man
by J.P. Donleavy

Chocolat
by Joanne Harris

Good Omens
by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
by George Dibdin Pitt

Happy Days
by Laurent Graff

The People's Act of Love
by James Meek

What's Eating Gilbert Grape
by Peter Hedges

The Bomb in My Garden
by Dr. Madhi Obeidi and Kurt Pitzer

Wait Until Spring, Bandini
by John Fante

Ask the Dust
by John Fante

Public Enemies
by Bryan Burrough

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
by Jean-Dominique Bauby

The Club Dumas
by Arturo Perez-Reverte

A Moveable Feast
by Ernest Hemingway

The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters
by Gordon Dahlquist

Parallel Worlds
by Michio Kaku

Loser's Town
by Daniel Depp

Dillinger: The Untold Story
by G.Russell Giradin & William J. Helmer

Attica
by Garry Kilworth

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
by Lewis Carroll

The Rum Diary
by Hunter S. Thompson
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick

A Transatlantic Love Affair
by Simone de Beauvoir

Babylon Nights
by Daniel Depp

On Stranger Tides
by Tim Powers

The Price of Freedom
by A.C. Crispin

Life
by Keith Richards & James Fox

The Thin Man
by Dashiell Hammett

Dark Shadows: Return to Collinwood
by Kathryn Leigh Scott & Jim Pierson

The Master and Margarita
by Mikhail Bulgakov

Life After Death
by Damien Echols

House of Earth
by Woody Guthrie

Just Kids
By Patti Smith
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The only thing that matters is the ending. It's the most important part of the story.

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Re: ONBC 10th Birthday Contest Starts NOW

Unread postby shadowydog » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:04 pm

:hypnotic: You have got to be kidding. Let us know if you get any entries with any more than two correct answers. :harhar:
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Re: ONBC 10th Birthday Contest Starts NOW

Unread postby Liz » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:12 pm

Shadowydog, I know you can do it. :ok: Give it a shot.

Many of the answers can be found in the Archives, among other places.
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Re: ONBC 10th Birthday Contest Starts NOW

Unread postby Theresa » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:21 pm

Whew!

It's a good thing we have a whole week to do this. I think it'll take all the time to find these answers!!

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Re: ONBC 10th Birthday Contest Starts NOW

Unread postby Liz » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:25 pm

Gives us something to do during the hiatus.
You can't judge a book by its cover.

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Re: ONBC 10th Birthday Contest Starts NOW

Unread postby Theresa » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:28 pm

Liz wrote:Gives us something to do during the hiatus.

:ok: Yeah!

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Unread postby SnoopyDances » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:49 am

:snoopydances:

:perplexed:

:hills:

:reader:

:writer:

:mwahaha:

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Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:04 am

Best of luck to whoever enters , too hard for me and I don't have the time to look up the answers despite what anyone might think :biggrin:

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Unread postby MaggyCutler » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:51 am

Gilbert's Girl wrote:Best of luck to whoever enters , too hard for me and I don't have the time to look up the answers despite what anyone might think :biggrin:



Ditto your thoughts Gilbert's Girl, it's too busy this time of year around our house. Can I ask with the prize is - did I miss where it was announced? Thanks! :bouquet:

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Re: ONBC 10th Birthday Contest Starts NOW

Unread postby Liz » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:59 pm

MaggyCutler wrote:
Gilbert's Girl wrote:Best of luck to whoever enters , too hard for me and I don't have the time to look up the answers despite what anyone might think :biggrin:



Ditto your thoughts Gilbert's Girl, it's too busy this time of year around our house. Can I ask with the prize is - did I miss where it was announced? Thanks! :bouquet:

You mean you might try if the prize is good enough? :lol:

Firefly and I haven't actually determined that yet, but I'm sure you will like it.
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Re: ONBC 10th Birthday Contest Starts NOW

Unread postby fireflydances » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:05 pm

There is another way to look at this contest.

No one, and I mean NO ONE is going to get all the answers. But someone is going to do better than anyone else. Right? So the people that do better will win. Even if the winner actually got more than half the answers wrong. :yikes:

Besides that, do it just for fun. Do the best you can because it's a way to show that you enjoy books and ONBC. It's a silly game, not a serious game meant to show anyone up. :baby:

The last time there was an ONBC contest I entered just wanting to see how I could do. Yeah, many questions stumped me totally. In the end I kind of guessed at some of them and I had to laugh when the answers came out because I made some really wild calls and flopped badly. But it was fun. And I'd do it again, but Liz said I can't. :-O

Just have fun.

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Re: ONBC 10th Birthday Contest Starts NOW

Unread postby MaggyCutler » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:04 am

Liz wrote:
MaggyCutler wrote:
Gilbert's Girl wrote:Best of luck to whoever enters , too hard for me and I don't have the time to look up the answers despite what anyone might think :biggrin:



Ditto your thoughts Gilbert's Girl, it's too busy this time of year around our house. Can I ask with the prize is - did I miss where it was announced? Thanks! :bouquet:

You mean you might try if the prize is good enough? :lol:

Firefly and I haven't actually determined that yet, but I'm sure you will like it.



No Liz - I was wondering what I wouldn't get. :lol: No time to spare the next couple of months.

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Re: ONBC 10th Birthday Contest Starts NOW

Unread postby SnoopyDances » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:52 pm

:giddy: :yahoo: :applause:

I'm Finished!

Just submitted my entry....thanks for a very interesting quiz.
:headache: Now for some aspirin... :hope:

I'll be ready to :toastingpirates: the lucky winners, whoever they may be.


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Unread postby shadowydog » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:59 pm

OK....just submitted an entry. :)
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Re: ONBC 10th Birthday Contest Starts NOW

Unread postby fireflydances » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:20 am

My goodness! A rising tide of entries. :grin:
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