Ask Me Another for Thursday, December 26, 2013

Oh, Oxymoron

An oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms, such as "living dead." Speaking of contradictory, Jonathan Coulton applies his mellow acoustic guitar to a song by the electric wizard, Jimi Hendrix, because all clues in this round are sung to the tune of "Foxy Lady."

Celebrity AA Meeting

Ready for some juicy gossip about the latest celeb to fall off the wagon? You'll have to visit TMZ for that, because the only "AA meeting" happening in this game is in celebrities' names, where the first names end with, and the last names begin with, the letter "A."

Imperial Pets

When it comes to pets, it's hard not to treat them as little versions of yourself. Just ask Katy Perry, who named her cat Kitty Purry. In this game, host Ophira Eisenberg asks you to make animal puns out of the names of world leaders.

Not Like The Others

Out of the four things on house musician Jonathan Coulton's list, try to figure out which one does not belong and why. His clues cover everything from nursery rhymes and wonders of the world, to a certain song by Mr. Rick Astley.

Consonant Weight Loss Plan

Like people, words are sometimes a bit thick around the middle. So we've opened a special clinic in which we remove the interior consonants from words, and they emerge slimmer, like how "story" becomes "soy." This game is a workout for your brain.

Daniel Okrent: Swinging For The Fences

Okrent invented Rotisserie (aka Fantasy) League Baseball, but he's also a crossword puzzle champ, a former public editor of The New York Times and one of the creators of the play Old Jews Telling Jokes. Hear him take on a baseball-themed quiz that covers some of the sport's most hilarious oddities.

State Of Mind

Puzzle guru John Chaneski leads this final round, in which every answer contains the name of one of the 50 states. How well do you know your U.S. geography? Better yet — how well do know your classic educational computer games from the 1970s?
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