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Any Questions #368: Also A Paul Simon Song

Sep 14, 2018

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch seats for a quiz that has them both feelin' groovy.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase SEASON EIGHT. Rearrange the letters to spell the name of a book of the Bible, and a word for a thing that often involves a Bible. What are the words?

On-air questions: Singer-songwriter Paul Simon, the first recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2007, is in the final days of what he says is his farewell tour, culminating later this month on September 22nd with the Homeward Bound concert in his native Queens. In honor of Paul Simon’s six-decade career, each correct answer on today’s show will also be a Paul Simon song title.

1. 96-year-old widow and UCLA graduate Rachel, who was portrayed by Nicole Beharie in the 2013 film “42,” and Barack Obama’s mother-in-law Marian.
2. Located in Memphis near the border with Mississippi, it was purchased in March of 1957 and is now designated as a National Historic Landmark, welcoming its 20 millionth visitor in 2016.  
3. Directed by Edgar Wright, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey play bank robbers in this 2017 action film, which stars Ansel Elgort a music-obsessed criminal in Atlanta.  
4. Famed National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry received the final roll ever made of this color reversal film, and processing of it ended in 2012. Rumors of a comeback sprouted up last year, when a spokesman cited the “rich saturation” and “graininess that people love,” before saying it would be a “very difficult proposition.”
5. Roberto Duran. Max Schmeling. Gene Tunney. Jack Dempsey. Sonny Liston.

Extra credit
1. What word appeared for the first time on a 1507 map created by German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller?
2. Robert Neville in the Will Smith film “I Am Legend,” for example.

This week's challenge
Start with the word Kodachrome. Rearrange the letters and you can spell two words (4,6) closely associated with computers in the 1990s. What are the words?

On-air questions
1. Mrs. Robinson (the song was originally going to be about Mrs. Roosevelt before the music of Simon and Garfunkel was sought for the Mike Nichols film “The Graduate.”)
2. Graceland (the Everly Brothers sing backup vocals on the track)
3. Baby Driver (another Paul Simon song name is used in the 2014 Jenny Slate movie Obvious Child)
4. Kodachrome
5. The Boxer

Extra credit
1. America (this particular map was the first to show North and South America as separate continents)
2. The Only Living Boy In New York