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Lazy Sunday XLVI

Welcome to the 46th Edition of Lazy Sunday!

Two weeks ago was a little hard, I guess. Nobody correctly guessed that the answer to #15 was “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”. You can find the rest of last week’s answers, scores and contest winner in an extended entry, but now it’s time for today’s Lazy Sunday contest!

This week’s prize is for my friend Dan. In little more than a week, he and 9 friends will be walking 78 miles in six days for charity, with all proceeds going to The Joseph Salmon Trust, a charity set up by his close friends Neil and Rachel in memorial of their three year old son Joseph who in April of 2005 died suddenly in his sleep.

The Joseph Salmon Trust supports parents who have lost a child by providing financial assistance to those who need it most. This may be to help with funeral costs or to allow the self employed a break from work while they come to terms with their loss. Grieving families have enough to deal with without worries about where they will find the money to say goodbye to their child or pay the next electricity bill. Nothing we can do can make their situation better, but we can do something to stop it getting worse.

This week’s prize will be a $100 donation to the Joseph Salmon Trust in the winner’s name. It’s a worthy cause, and if you feel like donating yourself, you can do so here.

This is also a themed contest – every answer has to do with a song, movie, or television show that’s in the SCIFI GENRE!

Everyone has a chance at winning, so don’t be shy! The questions may be hard, but everyone who’s between the ages of 16 and 80 should be able to get at least one correct – I promise.

The rules:

It’s very simple. I go through my Myspace friends and pick one of their survey bulletins and answer 15 of the questions. Every answer contains a reference to a movie, a television show, or a song. Just guess as many as you can – some will be laughably easy and some will be very difficult. Every correct answer is like a raffle ticket – you get one chance to win per correct answer. If you get 1 right, your name goes in the proverbial hat. If you get 10 right, your name goes in ten times. Et cetera. You’re on the honor system – try not to Google or look at other people’s answers!

The contest ends Tuesday at midnight EST. I’ll give the correct answers and the winner on the following Sunday.

Ready? Here we go!


1. Do you wear slippers?
Yup. I named them, too. Klaatu and Nikto.

2. Are you pregnant?
Pregnant or something! I should just hurl myself into this giant furnace.

3. Do you wear a bra to bed at night?
I just wear a t-shirt and panties when I go into stasis with the Marines.

4. Are you allergic to anything?
I’m really, really allergic to water.

5. When was the last time you called in sick?
Well, I got shot up pretty bad by a Detroit gang and was pronounced dead.

6. Have you ever been in a car accident?
No, but once I fell when escaping from a nuclear wessel.

7. What is your favorite snack food?
Cats.

8. Do you think you have a big butt?
I have a good butt. And three boobs.

9. Would you like to look like your mom when you are her age?
I barely remember her. She died shortly after giving birth to me and my brother.

10. If you won a million dollars, what would you buy first?
A lot of mashed potatoes. I’ve got some sculpting to do!

11. Do you own a dictionary?
No, but I’ve read one. Along with hundreds of books. I need more input!

12. Where was the last place you went on vacation?
Somewhere in the Galaxy of Terror.

13. Do you talk about your friends behind their backs?
Only if they’re pre-criminals.

14. Do you like to mow the yard?
When I can find the damn remote control.

15. Any big plans for the summer?
Work in the mud fields of Canton and sing the Hero’s praises.


And here are the answers and winners from last week’s contest :

First, see how you did by viewing this Google spreadsheet. Squeaky Wheel got the most correct, with 11 right, and Paticus was the only one to correctly guess #1 and #7, so nice job to both of you!:

Next, here are the questions and answers:

1. Name something you have in common with all your siblings?
I don’t really have anything in common with them. They don’t even like Twinkies!
The Jerk

2. Do you fold your underwear?
Iron it, fold it, arrange it by color and age and who it was inspected by.
Monk

3. Who is the last person you wrote a letter to on paper?
I told someone that if they were in, I was in.
Juno

4. What was your first job?
I worked for my dad’s Big and Tall store.
Back to School

5. Aside from Driver’s Ed, who really taught you how to drive?
I been driving people around in Hong Kong for long time.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

6. What did you do today?
Killed a yak with mind bullets.
Tenacious D, “Wonderboy”

7. Are you emotional?
I ain’t got time to emote.
Predator

8. Have you ever had the same dream more than once?
Just that one where I owned the inn in Vermont.
Newhart

9. If you were in an emergency situation and you had to deliver a baby, could you?
Only if you downloaded the knowledge into my brain.
The Matrix

10. What was the most recent thing you bought?
This cutest little pet from a cranky Chinese guy.
Gremlins

11. What is on your refrigerator door?
I don’t know. It blew away, with the fridge, during an atomic bomb explosion.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

12. Name something you have to do tomorrow.
Give the best history presentation ever.
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

13. Would you ever want to swim with the sharks?
Only the laser-free ones.
Austin Powers

14. What are you wearing?
An outfit that blends in with the outside of this building, a small hang glider, and I’m carrying an empty gun.
Ocean’s 13

15. What was the last thing you ate?
The best pork dish I’ve ever eaten.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Here’s how I chose the winner:

First, I entered everyone’s answers into a spreadsheet, giving 1 point for each correct answer and 0 points for each wrong answer. The total number of points equaled the person’s “raffle tickets” for the drawing.

Then I created a randomized list using Random.org of every “raffle ticket” – basically each person’s name was repeated as many times as they had right answers. This gave me a random list of 130 entries.

Finally, using Random.org again, I asked it to generate a random integer between 1 and 130. It chose #43.

#43 is my winner.

(drumroll please)

Congratulations to Shiny

You win your choice of a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com or iTunes! Email me to confirm your win and give me your name and address. The rest of you, thank you for playing, and try your luck with today’s contest!

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30 Replies to “Lazy Sunday XLVI”

  1. Sheila (Charm School Reject)

    7. Alph

    10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Figures….I’m actually late enough to be first (whew…usually I don’t get to this til Monday morning) and I suuuuuuuuck.

    But I figured I’d give it a shot since it was for charity. It’s the most awesome prize ever.

  2. Amber

    #11 is Johnny Five… I think.

    Pretty sure, anyway.

    Don’t have a clue about the others.

    Also, I had a similar conversation with someone regarding your previous post about changing your header… or not. But… for the record… I thought the header was pretty damn funny. I can’t remember what your exact post was about but THAT was what scared me away for a while. But then I would check back every so often because there was something about this site that intrigued me. Finally ran into the entry in which Miss Britt and someone else rigged an entire conversation about your wife being pregnant and after that I was HOOKED. I did say that the what you did for NYCWD was what really showed me your HEART under all the shock posts and whatever.

    But… now… I “know” you a little better and I’m a regular reader. Love ya just the way you are. Don’t know if that clears anything up or if that conversation that was being eluded to was the same one I’d had, I just wanted to let ya know one way or the other as it sounded similar.

    ANYWAY – is it just me, or is the questions getting harder and harder? Or maybe it’s just because I am so freaking tired I can’t hardly see straight?

    Well, good luck and thanks for all the time and effort you put into your site, Adam! 🙂

  3. kim

    1. The Day the Earth Stood Still (just watched it last week)
    2. ALien 3: Resurrection
    3.Alien 2
    7. Alph
    8. Total Recall
    10. Close Encounter of the 3rd Kind
    11. Short Circuit
    13. Minority Report

  4. Squeaky Wheel

    Well, hot damn. I can’t believe I got the most correct! That totally won’t happen this week.
    ___
    1. The Day the Earth Stood Still 😀

    2. Aliens

    3. …Idiocracy?

    4. Signs

    7. ALF

    8. Total Recall

    9. Star Wars

    10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    11. Short Circuit

    12. Just a wild guess, but, um, Galaxy of Terror?

    13. Minority Report

    14. Lawnmower Man

    15. Fiiiiiirefly

  5. Grant

    The antibiotics are keeping me up, so while I steep some tea I’ll try this for once.

    1. The Day the Earth Stood Still.
    2. Black Hole. I’m using the S.W.A.G. method on this one – Scientific Wild-Assed Guess.
    3. Aliens.
    4. Alien Nation.
    5. Robocop.
    6. Star Trek IV.
    7. ALF.
    8. Total Recall.
    9. Star Wars (Episode III).
    10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
    11. Lawnmower Man.
    12. I thought “Galaxy of Terror” was a movie. I remember it had Joanie and boobs (on the tech chief) at an age when I wasn’t used to seeing boobs.
    13. Minority Report.
    14. Lawnmower Man II? (SWAG)
    15. I can’t even employ the SWAG method on this one. Time for some ChocoNut tea.

  6. B.E. Earl

    1. The Day the Earth Stood Still (not Army of Darkness)
    2. Alien3
    3. Aliens
    4. Gremlins?
    5. Robocop
    6. Star Trek 1V: The Voyage Home
    7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – they play poker for them too!
    8. Total Recall
    9. I’m gonna say Return of the Jedi, because they didn’t know they were siblings until then. Ha.
    10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    11. The Fifth Element?
    12. no friggin’ clue…Galaxy of Terror?
    13. Minority Report
    14. Um, Lawnmower Man?
    15. Firefly

  7. SJ

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! (I knew them all!!!)

    1. The Day The Earth Stood Still
    2. Alien3
    3. Aliens
    4. Gremlins (if it was saltwater, could have been Alien Nation)
    5. Robocop
    6. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
    7. ALF
    8. Total Recall (could also be Tripping The Rift, except her butt is HUGE)
    9. Star Wars, Episode III
    10. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
    11. Short Circuit
    12. Galaxy Of Terror (Did you just throw this answer in? Why didn’t you say Fhloston Paradise?)
    13. Minority Report
    14. Lawnmower Man
    15. Firefly, “Jaynestown”

  8. Hilly

    Yay Shiny, congrats! Yay me for not sucking as bad as I thought last week. And yay for a donation!

    1. The Day The Earth Stood Still
    2. Alien 3
    3. Aliens
    4. Gremlins
    5.
    6. Star Trek IV
    7. ALF
    8. Total Recall
    9. Star Wars Episode III (with Waaanakin Skywalker)
    10. Close Encounter of the Third Kind
    11.
    12. Uhhh, Galaxy of Terror?
    13. Minority Report
    14.
    15. Firefly

    And I’m spent….

  9. hello haha narf

    wow, that is an awesome prize. way to go, adam!!! (only problem is that i am about to suck it up something fierce with my too few answers. here goes.)

    1. the day the earth stood still

    4. gremlins

    6. fuck, i should know this one. right at the back of my brain. ugggggggggh! i refuse to cheat, i refuse to cheat. dammit, i can’t place this, but i fucking know it.

    7. alf

    8. total recall

    10. close encounters of the third kind (rumor has it that close encounters was the loudest movie ever. doesn’t seem true, but i saw it before a movie on the facts that flash on the screen.)

    13. motherfucker, i know this one, too. dammit! wait…wait!! minority report! (whew, that one almost hurt.)

  10. jenny

    I’m getting worse and worse at these!

    1. The Day the Earth Stood Still
    2. Uhh… Nightmare on Elm Street?
    4. Signs?
    10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    13. Minority Report

  11. Coal Miner's Granddaughter

    1. The Day the Earth Stood Still

    3. Aliens

    4. Signs

    6. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    7. Hellboy 2: The Golden Army

    8. Total Recall

    9. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

    10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    12. Galaxy Quest

    13. Minority Report

    14. Lawnmower Man

    15. Jet Li’s Fearless

    Gad, I suck at this.

  12. Miss Britt

    3. Is Hilly from snackiepoo.com

    4. Gremlins??

    5. Robocop

    7. Is ALF considered sci-fi?

    8. Total Recall – you fucking freak.

    9. Star Wars episode III

    11. Is this Johnny Five from Short Circuit??

    13. Oh! Oh! I know this one! Uhhh… Minority Report? Is that which one it was? I totally know it too. Damn it.

  13. metalmom

    1. The Day the Earth Stood Still
    2.
    3. Aliens
    4. Alien Nation
    5. RoboCop
    6. Star Trek (one of them)
    7. Alf or Hellboy II
    8. Total Recall
    9. Star Wars (one of them)
    10. Close Encounters
    11. 5th Element
    12.
    13. Minority Report
    14. Honey I Shrunk the Kids
    15. Firefly

  14. Nat

    Love the prize! Great idea. Wish I knew more of these… so I’ll just go contribute. Wish I knew more of these.
    4. Gremlins? (Is Wizard of Oz Sci-Fi?)
    10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

  15. kapgar

    1. If you go for the original, it would be The Day the Earth Stood Still. More recently, though, you have Return of the Jedi and Army of Darkness. But you forgot Barada.
    2. Gattaca (everyone is saying Alien 3, but this was also how Jude Law off’d himself)
    3. Aliens
    4. Gremlins
    5. ROBOCOP!!! (sorry, I love this movie)
    6. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
    7. Alf?
    8. Total Recall
    9. Return of the Jedi (this was when Leia revealed this, anyway)
    10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    11. Short Circuit
    12. ??
    13. Minority Report
    14. Click (not really scifi, sure, but a remote control that can give you the ability to control everything in life has got to count for something scifi-ish)
    15. ??

  16. Poppy

    Do you know why I suck so bad at these?

    I do.

    1. I have a bad memory. I could have just seen Spider-Man and known that he gets bitten by a radioactive spider but if you had an answer that included something about being bitten by one I’d scream something like “Arachnophobia!” because I’m a huge dork.

    2. You and I don’t think the same. And by that I mean I don’t think like most people. Lost cause.

    So I’m never going to win a prize. Never, ever, never. But sometimes I’ll get the really obscure answers and that makes me happy.

    And I thought #2 was Gattaca just like kapgar, even though it makes no sense.

  17. Clown

    1. The Day the Earth Stood Still
    2. Alien 3
    3. Alien
    4. Signs
    5. Robocop
    6. Star Trek IV
    7. ALF
    8. Total Recall
    9. Star Wars VI: The Return of the Jedi
    10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    11. Short Circuit
    12. Futurama
    13. Minority Report
    14. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
    15. Firefly

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