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Brain Celebri-teasers: Solution – Week #17

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. It’s time to reveal the solution to our Week #17 puzzle:

Week #17
Category:Politics
Difficulty:Easy
Clue:These guys have switched categories over the years
Answer:Arnold Schwarzenegger &
Al Franken
We called this week’s category Politics, but it just as easily could have been Movies/TV with these two guys – one, a (now former) governor of California and action movie star, and one a sitting senator from Minnesota and a former Saturday Night Live regular. Makes me wonder who, from our current crop of celebrities, will one day be in the Politics category…

The winner this week was Joe!

After seventeen weeks, the standings are as follows:


PlayerPointsCorrect Answers
Mike86
Suzanne74
Konstantin48
Ilya312
Hilary31
Zach31
Jeff Porten24
Joe11
Jason03
Jim01
Harmon01
Lee Salz01

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

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Brain Celebri-teasers: Week #17

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. This is Week #17. Here’s this week’s puzzle:

Week #17
Category:Politics
Difficulty:Easy
Clue:These guys have switched categories over the years

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!

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Broadway Musical by Douglas Adams?

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Whoever designed this Times Square ad must have been the same guy that named the six-book HGTTG series a trilogy:

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Brain Celebri-teasers: Solution – Week #16

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. It’s time to reveal the solution to our Week #16 puzzle:

Week #16
Category:Movies/TV
Difficulty:Hard
Clue:These ladies know what’s in the center of a cherry, if you know what I mean…
Answer:Jennifer Aniston &
Angelina Jolie
Yes, life has been a bowl of cherries for both of these beautiful and successful actresses, and yet both have also experienced the Brad Pitt. (Yes, I know, groan… Hey – they can’t all be gems, OK?)

The winner this week was Zach!

After sixteen weeks, the standings are as follows:


PlayerPointsCorrect Answers
Mike86
Suzanne74
Konstantin48
Ilya311
Hilary31
Zach31
Jeff Porten23
Jim01
Jason02
Harmon01
Lee Salz01

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

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Brain Celebri-teasers: Week #16

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. This is Week #16. Here’s this week’s puzzle:

Week #16
Category:Movies/TV
Difficulty:Hard
Clue:These ladies know what’s in the center of a cherry, if you know what I mean…

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!

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Today’s Announcements

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Remember when you were in elementary or middle school, and they used to read announcements over the loudspeaker at the beginning of each day? Well, in these modern times, those announcements are also e-mailed to the parents each day. Yesterday, a string of three items on the announcement list made me chuckle:

ITEM #1: DRESS CODE REMINDER
The warm weather is approaching quickly. All students are reminded of the dress code which is stated in the student handbook. Students violating the dress code will be asked to change. Please see the dress code below:

Clothing that unreasonably exposes the midriff or has an unreasonably low neckline is not permitted in the school building during school hours. The list of restricted items includes: backless to the waist tops and dresses, tube tops, and miniskirts/dresses or shorts that are shorter than mid-thigh. Undergarments must not be visible. Clothing which is not worn appropriately, not properly fastened, or with tears or holes that are indecent will not be permitted.

ITEM #2: CLOTHING DRIVE THIS SATURDAY!!!!!!
Time to Spring Clean-out those closets and bring it all to school!!! The Clothing Drive is to benefit the PTA
Date: Saturday, April 16th – Time: 9:00 to 3:00
Items Accepted: Clothing, shoes, linens, toys, and stuffed animals.

ITEM #3: WORD OF THE WEEK
The new Word of the Week is “arbitrary”, an adjective. According to Webster’s Dictionary, arbitrary means, “based on or determined by individual preference,”

So, just to review:

Classic…

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Brain Celebri-teasers: Solution – Week #15

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. It’s time to reveal the solution to our Week #15 puzzle:

Week #15
Category:Music
Difficulty:Easy
Clue:For these guys, life is mostly black and white
Answer:Billy Joel &
Elton John
Yes, it’s the Face-to-Face piano men, Billy Joel and Elton John. While their careers these days are more reminiscent of Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, I, for one, prefer to focus on the I’ve Loved These Days feeling.

The winner this week was Ilya!

After fifteen weeks, the standings are as follows:


PlayerPointsCorrect Answers
Mike86
Suzanne74
Konstantin48
Ilya311
Hilary31
Jeff Porten23
Jim01
Jason02
Harmon01
Lee Salz01

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

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Brain Celebri-teasers: Week #15

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. This is Week #15. Here’s this week’s puzzle:

Week #15
Category:Music
Difficulty:Easy
Clue:For these guys, life is mostly black and white

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!

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Brain Celebri-teasers: Solution – Week #14

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. It’s time to reveal the solution to our Week #14 puzzle:

Week #14
Category:Sports
Difficulty:Medium
Clue:These two guys are charged with protecting a very specific region of New York City
Answer:Alex Rodriguez &
Derek Jeter
This week, we honor the return of Major League Baseball with two of the game’s greats – Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez. The region of New York they are charged with protecting, of course, is the left side of the Yankee infield, up at 161st Street and River Avenue in the Bronx.

The winner this week was Konstantin!

After fourteen weeks, the standings are as follows:


PlayerPointsCorrect Answers
Mike86
Suzanne74
Konstantin47
Hilary31
Ilya210
Jeff Porten23
Jim01
Jason02
Harmon01
Lee Salz01

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

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Brain Celebri-teasers: Week #14

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. This is Week #14. Here’s this week’s puzzle:

Week #14
Category:Sports
Difficulty:Medium
Clue:These two guys are charged with protecting a very specific region of New York City

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!

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