Ask Me Another for Thursday, October 17, 2013

Misquoting Mark Twain

As Mark Twain once said, "I cannot believe it is not butter!" Wait, that wasn't him. Host Ophira Eisenberg runs a game to clear up all those quotes commonly (or not so commonly) misattributed to the Artist Formerly Known as Samuel Langhorne Clemens.

Agrarian Maps

A game about agricultural crop maps might sound improbable, and it is: "Agrarian Maps" is an anagram of the phrase "Anagram Pairs." In this game led by puzzle guru Art Chung, each answer is a pair of words, with the second word being an anagram of the first. Elvis lives!

Let's Get Randy

Songwriter Randy Newman has written some of the most beloved and memorable movie theme songs, like "You've Got a Friend in Me." But what if he applied his folksy talents to the theme of "Goodfellas"? In this quiz, guest musical raconteurs Paul and Storm grant our fondest wish by subjecting various movies to the Randy Newman theme treatment.

One Or More

You say "I love Prince!" and I respond, "Yes, paisley is my favorite!" Confusing, until I realize you did not mean "p-r-i-n-t-s." In this game, host Ophira Eisenberg quizzes contestants on pairs of English homonyms that, when spoken out loud, can sound either singular or plural.

Soft Rock Cafe

Plenty of famous musicians own eateries: Jimmy Buffett's Cheeseburger in Paradise and Flavor Flav's House of Flavor, to name a few. But there are some artists whose names practically demand a dining establishment. In this game, puzzle guru Art Chung describes musical acts and restaurant chains that share a word. See you guys at Taco Bell Biv Devoe!

Steve Guttenberg: How To Make It In Hollywood

Hear the actor's unlikely Hollywood success story, which began with him talking his way onto the Paramount lot and resulted in his roles in Police Academy, Diner and Three Men and a Baby. Plus, we challenged him to determine which of three celebrities is the father of some notable babies.

Fifty/Fifty

Quick: Who wrote "Summer of 69," Ryan Adams or Bryan Adams? Did you know it was Bryan, or did you flip a coin? In this week's Ask Me One More final round, puzzle guru Art Chung gives our finalists a range of trivia questions with two possible answers. Decisions, decisions.
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