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Quiz the forty-fourth: Phone booth (Part three)

Any port in a storm. Or any phone booth in the case of an attack by birds. This week’s quiz asks you to make the call.

See also: Quiz the third: Phone booth (Part one), Quiz the fifteenth: Phone booth (Part two).

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Quiz the forty-third: Campfire tales (Part one)

Ah, the humble campfire. Toasting marshmallows, roasting weenies, telling ghost stories. This is where movies got their start, before there were movies. Or novels. Or even writing systems. But at least your food was cooked and you were warm while you were being entertained!

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Quiz the thirty-eighth: Breaking news (Part one)

Well, I’ve already quizzed you (several times) with newspaper headlines so I thought I’d get with the twenty-first century this week and give you some chyrons to read. I didn’t even know “chyron” was a word until just recently. In case it’s new to you too, they’re the headline captions you see on a news broadcast and they get their name from the Chyron Corporation, which specialized in creating them. In movies they serve much the same purpose as those spinning newspaper headlines from yesteryear. With that bit of background out of the way, here are some examples for you to see if you can place.

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