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Brian Celebri-teasers Wrap-Up

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Today’s results post wraps up the year for the Brain Celebri-teasers contest. The winner walking away was Mike, with 39 points. Honorable mention goes to Mike’s wife, Hilary who, with two correct answers in the last two weeks, vaulted from fifth place to second. Also of note: Ilya had the most correct answers (21 of the 52 possible puzzles), although he has pointed out to me that he would have had more, but chose not to answer once he saw that someone else had posted the correct answer on several occasions (a problem I hope to correct with this year’s contest – see below). Ilya’s brother, Konstantin, came in second with 20, and Mike (our winner) had 19.

This is what passes for drama here at Brian Celebri-teasers. ;-)

Anyway, a couple of wrap-up notes, if I may:

First, thanks to all who played. I enjoyed making the pictures, learned a lot about Photoshop (my own, ulterior motive), and hopefully gave everyone a few seconds of diversion each week.

Second, I have found a few occasions where I’ve wanted to walk people through the puzzles and play the game “in real time.” To facilitate this, I’ve recategorized the posts into two groups. If you click on the Brain Celebri-teasers category in the menu on the right, you’ll get all fifty-two puzzles in (reverse chornological) order. Each puzzle now has a link to it’s own answer as well. If you just want to see the answers, you can click on the Celebri-teaser Answers category, which will show all of those posts in order.

Finally, I’m ready to announce next year’s contest. I’m calling it Ch-Ch-Changes, and it will premiere on Wednesday, January 5th. Here’s how it will work:

I’ll post an image that we’re all familiar with (either an iconic photograph or a scene from a popular movie or TV show), followed immediately by a Photoshopped version of the same photograph, which contains several subtle changes to the original. I’ll tell you how many things I’ve changed and ask you to guess in the comments. You’ll get one point for each change you identify before anyone else does. So there’s still an advantage to being first, but there’s also still reason to play if you’re not first, unless some smart-aleck finds all the changes on their first shot.

Answers will be revealed the following Monday (unless I get too busy, in which case they’ll be revealed sometime after that). After completing just one of these, I can tell you that they are more challenging for me, Photoshop-wise, but should also provide more of a challenge for you guys.

Good luck to all! And Happy New Year!!!

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Brain Celebri-teasers: Solution – Week #52

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. It’s time to reveal the solution to our final (Week #52) puzzle:

Week #52
Category:Movies/TV
Difficulty:Medium
Clue:Two great European singers (or so we’re told…)
Answer:David Hasslehoff &
Jerry Lewis
For some reason unknown to those in the Western hemisphere, David Hasselhoff and Jerry Lewis are revered in Europe as singers extraordinaire. To each his own, I guess…

The winner this week was Hilary!

After fifty-two weeks, the standings are as follows:


PlayerPointsCorrect Answers
Mike3919
Hilary136
Ilya1221
Konstantin1220
Suzanne116
Joe32
Zach31
Jeff Porten24
Zack21
Jason03
Lisa Rafal02
Jim01
Harmon01
Lee Salz01
Kelly Nase01
Paul Ratner01

Thanks for playing, everyone! I had a lot of fun putting this together, and I’m glad that a few of you stuck with me for an entire year. Now, to figure out next year’s recurring theme.

Any suggestions? Leave them in the comments below…

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Brain Celebri-teasers: Solution – Week #51

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. It’s time to reveal the solution to our Week #51 puzzle:

Week #51
Category:Movies/TV
Difficulty:Medium
Clue:These two women were both known on television for being desparate housewives
Answer:Lucille Ball &
Eva Longoria
Lucy never had to deal with the intrigue on Wisteria Lane. Then again, Wisteria Lane never had to deal with Vitameatavegamin!

The winner this week was Hilary!

After fifty-one weeks, the standings are as follows:


PlayerPointsCorrect Answers
Mike3919
Ilya1221
Konstantin1220
Suzanne116
Hilary115
Joe32
Zach31
Jeff Porten24
Zack21
Jason03
Lisa Rafal02
Jim01
Harmon01
Lee Salz01
Kelly Nase01
Paul Ratner01

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

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Brain Celebri-teasers: Solution – Week #50

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. It’s time to reveal the solution to our Week #50 puzzle:

Week #50
Category:Music
Difficulty:Easy
Clue:These two ladies have both been noted for kissing other ladies (but not each other)
Answer:Katy Perry &
Madonna
First, Madonna kissed Britney and Christina on stage, and then, years later, Katy Perry kissed a girl and she liked it. Two talented singers cut from the same cloth, perhaps?

The winner this week was Konstantin!

After fifty weeks, the standings are as follows:


PlayerPointsCorrect Answers
Mike3919
Ilya1221
Konstantin1220
Suzanne116
Hilary94
Joe32
Zach31
Jeff Porten24
Zack21
Jason03
Lisa Rafal02
Jim01
Harmon01
Lee Salz01
Kelly Nase01
Paul Ratner01

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

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Brain Celebri-teasers: Solution – Week #49

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. It’s time to reveal the solution to our Week #49 puzzle:

Week #49
Category:Movies/TV
Difficulty:Hard
Clue:These two ladies have both been recognized for their tough attitudes and their heavenly faces
Answer:Farrah Fawcett &
Drew Barrymore
What a pair of angels! Farrah Fawcett and Drew Barrymore have both graced the screens (small and big, respectively) as one of Charlie’s crime fighting beauties…

The winner this week was Hilary!

After forty-nine weeks, the standings are as follows:


PlayerPointsCorrect Answers
Mike3919
Ilya1221
Konstantin1119
Suzanne116
Hilary94
Joe32
Zach31
Jeff Porten24
Zack21
Jason03
Lisa Rafal02
Jim01
Harmon01
Lee Salz01
Kelly Nase01
Paul Ratner01

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

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Brain Celebri-teasers: Solution – Week #48

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. It’s time to reveal the solution to our Week #48 puzzle:

Week #48
Category:Music
Difficulty:Hard
Clue:Some would say that these guys’ careers have been going downhill for years
Answer:Mick Jagger &
Keith Richards
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards may have proven over the years that a Rolling Stone gathers no moss, but they’ve also shown that it gathers quite a few wrinkles!

The winner this week was Mike!

After forty-eight weeks, the standings are as follows:


PlayerPointsCorrect Answers
Mike3919
Ilya1221
Konstantin1119
Suzanne116
Hilary63
Joe32
Zach31
Jeff Porten24
Zack21
Jason03
Lisa Rafal02
Jim01
Harmon01
Lee Salz01
Kelly Nase01
Paul Ratner01

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

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Brain Celebri-teasers: Solution – Week #47

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. It’s time to reveal the solution to our Week #47 puzzle:

Week #47
Category:Movies/TV
Difficulty:Hard
Clue:As Thanksgiving approaches, we present a couple of ladies that many men have been thankful for over the years
Answer:Pamela Anderson &
Bo Derek
This week’s duo represent the ladies of the beach. Bo Derek, who was Dudley Moore’s ’10′ in 1979, and Pamela Anderson, who’s ‘Baywatch’ made the red one-piece bathing suit an international icon. Thanks, ladies!

The winner this week was Nobody! That makes three stumpers for the year!

After forty-seven weeks, the standings remain as follows:


PlayerPointsCorrect Answers
Mike3618
Ilya1221
Konstantin1118
Suzanne116
Hilary63
Joe32
Zach31
Jeff Porten24
Zack21
Jason03
Lisa Rafal02
Jim01
Harmon01
Lee Salz01
Kelly Nase01
Paul Ratner01

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

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Brain Celebri-teasers: Solution – Week #46

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. It’s time to reveal the solution to our Week #46 puzzle:

Week #46
Category:Movies/TV
Difficulty:Medium
Clue:These two guys won the same trophy, twenty-six years apart
Answer:Ralph Macchio &
Jaden Smith
That’s right, it’s the Karate Kids – Ralph Maccio and Jaden Smith. The original movie launched Ralph Maccio’s career, and the recent remake earned Jaden Smith rave reviews, even if they were mostly from his father, Will Smith.

The winner this week was Ilya!

After forty-six weeks, the standings are as follows:


PlayerPointsCorrect Answers
Mike3618
Ilya1221
Konstantin1118
Suzanne116
Hilary63
Joe32
Zach31
Jeff Porten24
Zack21
Jason03
Lisa Rafal02
Jim01
Harmon01
Lee Salz01
Kelly Nase01
Paul Ratner01

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

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Brain Celebri-teasers: Solution – Week #45

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. It’s time to reveal the solution to our Week #45 puzzle:

Week #45
Category:Politics
Difficulty:Medium
Clue:These two guys are proof that you can’t win ‘em all…
Answer:John McCain &
John Kerry
In honor of this (off-season) Election Day, we present the last two men to LOSE a race for President of the United States – John McCain and John Kerry. Who will be the next person on this esteemed list? We’ll see in about a year…

The winner this week was nobody! Joe & Konstantin did make good guesses, though…

After forty-five weeks, the standings remain as follows:


PlayerPointsCorrect Answers
Mike3618
Konstantin1118
Suzanne116
Ilya1020
Hilary62
Joe32
Zach31
Jeff Porten24
Zack21
Jason03
Lisa Rafal02
Jim01
Harmon01
Lee Salz01
Kelly Nase01
Paul Ratner01

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

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Brain Celebri-teasers: Solution – Week #44

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Welcome back to Brain Celebri-teasers. It’s time to reveal the solution to our Week #44 puzzle:

Week #44
Category:Sports
Difficulty:Hard
Clue:These two guys both set the same Major League Baseball record, but only played in one World Series each
Answer:Hank Aaron &
Barry Bonds
In honor of the World Series, we present two guys who never won the Fall Classic, but who definitely left their impression on millions of fans (and hundreds of baseballs).

The winner this week was Hilary!

After forty-four weeks, the standings are as follows:


PlayerPointsCorrect Answers
Mike3618
Konstantin1118
Suzanne116
Ilya1020
Hilary62
Joe32
Zach31
Jeff Porten24
Zack21
Jason03
Lisa Rafal02
Jim01
Harmon01
Lee Salz01
Kelly Nase01
Paul Ratner01

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

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