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Brain Celebri-teasers: Solution – Week #13

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. It’s time to reveal the solution to our Week #13 puzzle:

Week #13
Category:Sports
Difficulty:Medium
Clue:These two guys embody what the madness is all about
Answer:Michael Jordan &
Lebron James
Unquestionably two of the greatest basketball players of all time, Michael Jordan famously came from the University of North Carolina, whose boxer shorts he supposedly wore under his uniform during every NBA game he ever played. Lebron James famously came from St. Vincent–St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, which, as has now been repeatedly pointed out, makes him a little inappropriate for a post on NCAA March Madness. In my defense, though, recent events surrounding Lebron James can very accurately be described by the term “madness,” especially if you happen to live in Cleveland, Ohio.

So, no extra points, but I will credit Ilya for a correct answer, despite his qualified response…

The winner this week was Suzanne!

After thirteen weeks, the standings are as follows:


PlayerPointsCorrect Answers
Mike86
Suzanne74
Hilary31
Ilya210
Konstantin26
Jeff Porten23
Jim01
Jason02
Harmon01

Thanks for playing, everyone! Remember to check back on Monday for next week’s puzzle!

Categories: Celebri-teaser Answers | 1 Comment »

Brain Celebri-teasers: Week #13

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. This is Week #13. Here’s this week’s puzzle:

Week #13
Category:Sports
Difficulty:Medium
Clue:These two guys embody what the madness is all about

Remember – the solution will be posted on Thursday, so you have 3-4 days to guess. Put your answer in the comments section – first comment (by timestamp) wins.

Now that the contest is over, you can click here to see the answer.

Good luck!

Categories: Brain Celebri-teasers | 5 Comments »

Brain Celebri-teasers: Solution – Week #12

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. It’s time to reveal the solution to our Week #12 puzzle:

Week #12
Category:Politics
Difficulty:Medium
Clue:A couple of years ago, these young ladies watched mom & dad run across the country
Answer:Bristol Palin &
Megan McCain
Meghan McCain and Bristol Palin both became quite noteworthy during the last Presidential election, and not always for the reasons they’re famous parents would have wanted.

The winner this week was Suzanne (who also said some nice things about my Photoshop skills. Thanks, Suzanne!)!

After twelve weeks, the standings are as follows:


PlayerPointsCorrect Answers
Mike86
Suzanne53
Hilary31
Ilya29
Konstantin25
Jeff Porten23
Jim01
Jason02
Harmon01

EDITOR’S NOTE: I was once again late in posting the results this week – shame on me. You all get your money back. Oh wait, this is free. OK, then just shame on me. Kidding aside, I’m trying to automate this so I never run late – the answers are tougher because I have to wait to see who guessed before posting. But I’ll keep working on it…

Thanks for playing, everyone! Remember to check back on Monday for next week’s puzzle!

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Brain Celebri-teasers: Week #12

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. This is Week #12. Here’s this week’s puzzle:

Week #12
Category:Politics
Difficulty:Medium
Clue:A couple of years ago, these young ladies watched mom & dad run across the country

Remember – the solution will be posted on Thursday, so you have 3-4 days to guess. Put your answer in the comments section – first comment (by timestamp) wins.

Now that the contest is over, you can click here to see the answer.

Good luck!

Categories: Brain Celebri-teasers | 4 Comments »

Brain Celebri-teasers: Solution – Week #11

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. It’s time to reveal the solution to our Week #11 puzzle:

Week #11
Category:Movies/TV
Difficulty:Medium
Clue:These two guys would often have trouble being serious
Answer:Jack Nicholson &
Heath Ledger
Only two guesses this week, befitting a couple of “jokers” like Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger. Ironically, these two guys would likely never be put in the same sentence, except for their sharing of an iconic film role. And now, they’ll be forever linked, at least in Internet posts like this…

The winner this week was Konstantin!

After eleven weeks, the standings are as follows:


PlayerPointsCorrect Answers
Mike86
Suzanne32
Hilary31
Ilya29
Konstantin25
Jeff Porten23
Jim01
Jason02
Harmon01

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sorry for being late in posting the results this week – I was traveling and didn’t have an opportunity to tally the scores. I’ll try to be more punctual in the future…

As always, thanks for playing, everyone! Remember to check back on Monday for next week’s puzzle!

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The Top Ten YouTube Videos of All Time

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

A friend of mine just sent me a link to the Top Ten YouTube Videos of All Time. Reviewing the list, I realized that I hadn’t seen any of them, so I sat myself down and watched them all.

Below the cut, you’ll find links to each video, along with a few of my thoughts on each one (WARNING: Contains Bieber)

Read the rest of this entry »

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President Obama’s 2011 NCAA Bracket

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Another one of Google’s oddities struck yesterday: well over 500 of you wound up at my site by searching for “obama bracket” or something similar. I posted his 2010 and 2009 picks here in past years, and Google Images has somehow ranked me #2 in its search results for my efforts. So, while it might be too late, I don’t want to be the guy who disappoints 500 more people, so here you go. The 2011 picks from the Prognosticator in Chief:


(Click on the image to see it (a little bit) larger)

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Brain Celebri-teasers: Week #11

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. This is Week #11. Here’s this week’s puzzle:

Week #11
Category:Movies/TV
Difficulty:Medium
Clue:These two guys would often have trouble being serious

Remember – the solution will be posted on Thursday, so you have 3-4 days to guess. Put your answer in the comments section – first comment (by timestamp) wins.

Now that the contest is over, you can click here to see the answer.

Good luck!

Categories: Brain Celebri-teasers | 2 Comments »

Brain Celebri-teasers: Solution – Week #10

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. It’s time to reveal the solution to our Week #10 puzzle:

Week #10
Category:Music
Difficulty:Easy
Clue:These guys are proof that musical genius, like justice, can be blind
Answer:Stevie Wonder &
Ray Charles
I knew this one would be easy to guess. What’s amazing about these guys is how they started out being compared to each other because of their mutual blindness, but are now also compared because of their mutual musical genius. It will be a long time before such talent comes around again…

The winner this week was Suzanne!

After ten weeks, the standings are as follows:


PlayerPointsCorrect Answers
Mike86
Suzanne32
Hilary31
Ilya28
Jeff Porten23
Konstantin04
Jim01
Jason02
Harmon01

Thanks for playing, everyone! Remember to check back on Monday for next week’s puzzle!”

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Brain Celebri-teasers: Week #10

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. This is Week #10. Here’s this week’s puzzle:

Week #10
Category:Music
Difficulty:Easy
Clue:These guys are proof that musical genius, like justice, can be blind

Remember – the solution will be posted on Thursday, so you have 3-4 days to guess. Put your answer in the comments section – first comment (by timestamp) wins.

Now that the contest is over, you can click here to see the answer.

Good luck!

Categories: Brain Celebri-teasers | 3 Comments »

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