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Lazy Sunday XLVII

Welcome to the 47th Edition of Lazy Sunday!

Last week was the SciFi Edition, and a few answers might cause some debate. First, the answer to #3 was the original Alien, but most people said Aliens, which was the sequel. Am I remembering that wrong, or wasn’t the first Alien the one where she was hanging out with the Marines and Paul Reiser in her panties? Another debatable one was #4 – being very, very allergic to water. The answer was not Alien Nation. I would have said “salt water”. The answer is Signs. Another hard one was #9. The answer is Return of the Jedi, because that’s when they find out they’re brother and sister. Finally, #12, the Galaxy of Terror one, was about Futurama, which had an episode that mentioned the Galaxy of Terror (when Fry accidentally drank the Emperor). Nobody guessed that one! Oh, and congratulations to Metalmom, who was the only one to correctly guess that #14 was Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. 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 a 6-pack sampler of gourmet popcorn from Dale & Thomas Popcorn!

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. Have you ever really cried your heart out?
Once, when a girl threw water on me after I got out of the pool.

2. Have you ever cried yourself to sleep?
No, but I’ve puked to a musical crescendo.

3. Do you cry when you get an injury?
Only when my finger got cut off in the door.

4. What can always make you happy?
The girls over at Dante’s.

5. Have you ever loved someone so much that it hurt?
Well, she did catch fire, but I’m used to it.

6. Anyone besides your friends/family ever said they loved you?
Only when I make everything groovy.

7. Are you in a relationship?
No – the moth guy and I are just partners.

8. Who do you actually hate?
Nazis. And rats.

9. Are you a mean bully?
Nope. Once I hurl the kid into the air, he usually leaves everyone alone.

10. Do you wish you could be someone else?
A prince who is moving to Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.

11. What is your current hair color?
Half blond, half blackened.

12. Have you ever been on the phone until the sun came up?
No. The last time I saw the sun come up, almost 220 years ago, there were no phones.

13. Who was the last person you talked to in person?
Two boys on bikes. One gave me a shirt.

14. Who was the last person who made you laugh?
Johnny, doing one of his usual characters.

15. Do you get along with your parents?
I did, until my mom died and my dad didn’t tell me!


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

First, see how you did by viewing this Google spreadsheet. SJ got the most correct, with 10 right, so nice job!:

Next, here are the questions and answers:

1. Do you wear slippers?
Yup. I named them, too. Klaatu and Nikto.
The Day The Earth Stood Still

2. Are you pregnant?
Pregnant or something! I should just hurl myself into this giant furnace.
Alien 3

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.
Alien

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

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.
Robocop

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

7. What is your favorite snack food?
Cats.
ALF

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

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.
Star Wars VI: The Return of the Jedi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 94 entries.

Finally, using Random.org again, I asked it to generate a random integer between 1 and 94. It chose #62.

#62 is my winner.

(drumroll please)

Congratulations to Sheila (Charm School Reject)!

You don’t have to do anything – a contribution to the Dales Walk of $100 will be made in your name! Email me if you’d like it to be in a different name than “Sheila (Charm School Reject)”. The rest of you, thank you for playing, and try your luck with today’s contest!

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26 Replies to “Lazy Sunday XLVII”

  1. B.E. Earl

    There were no Marines in the first Alien film. Ripley did get down to an incredibly small pair of panties toward the end of the film in the shuttle, but she was by herself. Well, Jonesy the cat and the friggin’ alien were both on the shuttle as well. But you know what I mean.

    Paul Reiser as Carter Burke and the Marines were in Aliens…the sequel.

  2. Grant

    I’m pretty sure Paul Reiser and the marines were in #2. I don’t know about the panties. I’m a real man and when I see any woman I fundamentally understand that, whatever she’s wearing, underneath it all she’s standing there totally naked.

  3. SJ

    Yeah, what B.E. Earl said. So everyone who answered Aliens for #3 got one more right! (You can’t trip me up on my Alien movies. I know them like the back of me hand. *thunk*)

    I didn’t like Signs or Futurama, so didn’t know them well enough to get those right. Have only seen Honey, I Shrunk The Kids once; don’t remember it much.

    Even so, I FINALLY did decently on one of these things!!! Thanks for the sci-fi theme.

  4. hello haha narf

    fuck, i feel even more stupid this week than i did last week!!

    7. the tick
    8. the third indy movie…the last crusade

    damn, i should know more than two!! i’ll have to sleep on it and come back, although i doubt i will get any better. and i reeeeeeeeeeeeally want that popcorn. LOVE me some popcorn.

    :banghead:

  5. B.E. Earl

    And now for my guesses…

    1. Shallow Hal?
    2. Dr. Horrible?
    3. Panic Room
    4. Clerks II?
    5. Hellboy
    6. Evil Dead II
    7. Silence of the Lambs
    8. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    9. Hancock
    10.
    11. The Dark Knight
    12. Interview With the Vampire
    13. No Country For Old Men
    14.
    15.

  6. Dan

    2 – Stand by me
    5 – Pyrates
    7 – The Tick
    8 – 1984

    Looking at other people’s answers I think I’m wrong about 2&8. But I’m rather proud of knowing 5 (watch, it’ll be wrong now)

    And also what everyone else said about Aliens.

  7. Crys

    there were no marines in the first Alien. the first one had Chris Christoferson, i think, and it’s the one when the alien comes out of the guy’s chest. the marines, including that badass lesbian one, were in the second film, Aliens.

  8. Hoosier Girl

    I am so excited! I actually know some of these this week. Usually they just go right over my head (I know, dingy..right?)

    Anyway, #4 is Beetlejuice, #8 is Indiana Jones, and #9 is Matilda.( I know everyone seems to be saying “Hancock”, but I haven’t seen “Hancock” and I could make a good case for Matilda as the right answer)

    Please pick me!!!
    J.

  9. Sybil Law

    WTF, man?! These things are getting harder and harder! I said I’d be back and I am, but I barely know any! Then again, I really haven’t had time to try and figure some out – it’s been a busy weekend. Still – now I feel stoopid!
    2. Isn’t that an Eminem song? Puke?
    5. Hellboy
    7. The Tick
    8. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    9. Hancock
    13. E.T
    That’s all I’ve got. Wah waaah…
    :crying:

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