Quiz the one hundred-and-nineteenth: Are you sitting comfortably? (Part two)

Hey! That’s my line, Margot! And I don’t think you’re sincerely concerned about comfort anyway. But then, that seems to be a theme in this week’s quiz. Let’s meet some people who are in the wrong chair, at the wrong time.

See also: Quiz the thirty-third: Are you seated comfortably? (Part one).

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48 thoughts on “Quiz the one hundred-and-nineteenth: Are you sitting comfortably? (Part two)

      1. Alex Good Post author

        *sigh* The header picture is not really part of the quiz. Which is why I often give a clue. You receive no points. You do not pass Go and collect $200. You don’t get the set of steak knives. You may qualify to have your name put in a draw for a copy of the Tron videogame. Best I can do for you. I hope you held on to your original IntelliVision console.

      2. tensecondsfromnow

        I won, everyone knows I won by a landslide. Now, I just need you to find me 25 correct answers, and that would be a good thing for you to do, everyone would be admiring you, but if you don’t, well, that would be a crime, and you would be very sorry.

        Is there an actual light cycle with the game?

      3. Alex Good Post author

        Your answers are all wrong. You seem to be stuck on the wrong quiz. I can’t help you out any more than I have. Am I responsible for the deficiency of Scottish schools in teaching reading comprehension? There’s only so much I can do.

      4. Alex Good Post author

        Only a graduate of the Caledonian educational system could consider 20% of answers, inadequately referenced, to be winning. I’m off to visit me mum, leaving you to reflect on all the ways your life went wrong.

      5. Alex Good Post author

        You shouldn’t be hard on moms. What if yours knew what you were doing all day in the basement? She might take away your Internet privileges.

      6. Alex Good Post author

        Fraggle is directing. I’m writing. Booky is the human star, the ordinary man caught between the warring factions (basically borrowing the Alien vs. Predators template here, but no need to reinvent the wheel). You need to start showing up at some of the planning meetings. You’re going to lose your producer credit though if you don’t show up with the money. And don’t blow it all on some fancy corporate logo either.

      7. Alex Good Post author

        You were the obvious choice to direct! No biggy to go from photography to cinematography. And don’t worry about the tripod. With the money Dix is lining up you’ll have dollies and cranes and drones . . . the whole works.

      8. tensecondsfromnow

        That is not how directing works. Alex is a cog in our machine. I could fire you both and replace you if I don’t think you’re up to it. Critters Can’t Sing is our new working title.

      9. Alex Good Post author

        It’s in the contract. Being a writer means I get final cut and I don’t want singing Critters. This ain’t the Muppet movie. I know what you really want is some Scottish techno band to do the score, and I’m not averse to that. But aside from the Lep doing a bit of rap, that’s it for singing. Now have you got the mock-ups of the CvL posters done yet?

      10. tensecondsfromnow

        Mogwai will be doing the temp track. But the investors were promised a musical, and as writer, you are bought and paid for. So no complaints. I’ll need five songs for the critters, and a great rap track for the Lep. If you can’t write them, just bring me a story and I’ll farm the rest out. But I need a big song, like Tomorrow from Annie. Can you dig it?

      11. fragglerocking

        There is a choice Geordie phrase, that I usually refrain from using, but in this case I’ll relent, haway and shite yersel Bunty.

        Sorry for the profanity Alex, but no more of this buffooneric abuse can I take! (Brings hand dramatically to forehead and exits stage left).

      12. Alex Good Post author

        This isn’t the olde days of the studio system, Dix. You can’t treat the talent like that! Now we’re going to offer her more points to come back. You’re making a royal hash of this.

      13. Alex Good Post author

        I have time commitments that would push back filming too long. I’m afraid you’re going to have to sign off on whatever Fraggle demands now. Just having her own trailer isn’t going to cut it. You’re going to have to learn how to make those fancy breakfasts that she likes and speak in a French accent.

      14. tensecondsfromnow

        The only reason we employed her was to get that subsidy for a female director. So we’ll keep her name on it and just direct ourselves, how hard can it be? Right, get these pages over pronto! I want to laugh, to cry…

      15. Alex Good Post author

        I won’t have my potentially award-winning script destroyed by hacks and amateurs. Plus we need her to give this material a distinctly European flair and sensibility, an evocative moodiness that transcends all the other films in the series. You did sign off on her filming this in black and white, right?

      16. Alex Good Post author

        The boat on 3D has sailed. Leto has signed on. He was sounding reluctant, but I told him Joaquin was waiting in the wings to steal another Oscar.

      17. tensecondsfromnow

        Great, this could be a big break for him. I see maybe the critters crash land in a house where the Lep is in conflict with the granddaughter of Jennifer Aniston. A turf war breaks out between the Lep and the Critters, I see him using his go kart and his pogo sticks for self defence. Kind of like First Blood. a pile of dead critters, The Lep, sitting above them, like Liam Neeson in The Grey. Close up of something written on a post-it attached to his hat, the word ‘Why?’

        That’s just the opening scene. Leto literally couldn’t believe what he was hearing.

      18. tensecondsfromnow

        The Parallax View, Live and Let Die, We Summon The Darkness, The Quiller Memorandum. Harley Quinn. I just aced your quiz again! So much winning! Your denial only makes your tears even sweeter!

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