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Any Questions #413: "Before And After #6"

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel go back to a favorite category.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase GIVE THE CREEPS. Change one letter to an L and you can spell a six-letter word for something you find on an arm and a seven-letter word for a person who uses his arm a lot. What are the words?
Answer: If you change the G to an L, you can spell SLEEVE and PITCHER.

On-air questions: We haven't played a round of Before and After in a while, so we're going to play a round of Before and After. As usual, each answer is a combination of two things, where the final word of the first thing is the same as the first word of the second thing. As a hint, this time around each overlap word will be a color.

1. What company, known primarily as a manufacturer of power tools, was co-founded by the actor who starred in the 2003 film "School of Rock" and is one-half of the band Tenacious D?
2. What 1924 composition by George Gershwin orchestrated for jazz band and piano, as per the original sheet music, and heard at the beginning of the 1979 film Manhattan, is about a weekly meal-kit delivery service? founded in 2012?
3. What 1973 dystopian film starring Charlton Heston is about a future society dealing with overpopulation that turns to a mysterious new food source, which may or may not be made from an 18th century militia led by Ethan Allen?
4. What pop-soul band, perhaps best known for its 1980s hits, including "Holding Back the Years" and their cover of "If You Don't Know Me by Now", was fronted by the man who was the head coach of the Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1966?
5. What landmark court case, in which the Supreme Court ruled that laws establishing racial segregation in public schools were unconstitutional, had a plaintiff who was also the lead anchor of the television news program FYI portrayed by Candice Bergen?

Extra credit
1. What college newspaper, founded in Cambridge in 1873, features articles exclusively about a 1995 film starring Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman as officers on a U.S. nuclear submarine?
2. What 1967 Jefferson Airplane song features the lyrics "One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small / And the ones that mother gives you make you turn letters on a television game show"?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase COLOR SCHEME. Rearrange the letters to spell a two-word phrase (five letters, six letters) for an action you might do after you're finished browsing the internet. What is the phrase?

On-air questions

1. Jack Black & Decker
2. Rhapsody in Blue Apron
3. Soylent Green Mountain Boys
4. Simply Red Auerbach
5. Murphy Brown vs. Board of Education

Extra credit
1. The Harvard Crimson Tide
2. "Vanna White Rabbit"


A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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