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September 14, 2014...........Looking for a singer/actor........

1.  Before this multiple Grammy Award-winner became a singer/actor, he was a radio dee jay.

2.  He is still another example of a pretentious singer who goes by only one name.

3.  We have to assume he is not a big fan of Fox News..............Bill O'Reilly in particular.

Answer:  Ludacris

In August, 2002, political pundit Bill O'Reilly called for all Americans to boycott Pepsi products.  Ludacris was a spokesperson for Pepsi.  O'Reilly said Ludacris' lyrics glamorized a "life of guns, violence, drugs and disrespect of women".  The next day, O'Reilly reported that Pepsi had fired Ludacris.

September 11, 2014..........Looking for a sports figure.....

1.  She was not born in this country.

2.  She is no longer active in her sport.  She's been retired from it for a little more than 5 years.

3.  But while is WAS active in it, she earned over $3.5 million.

Answer:  Anna Kournikova (pro-tennis player)

September 10, 2014.........Looking for a device......

1.  Some people NEED one of these devices.  Some people use it as an accessory.

2.  The Smithsonian has one on display that belonged to George Washington.

3.  The classic comedian W.C. Fields often used one.

Answer:  Cane (or walking stick)

 

September 8, 2014........Looking for a political figure.......

1.  This political figure advocates that women should be priests and celibacy should not be mandatory for people in that vocation.

2.  One thing you have to admit, she's never boring.

3.  This political figure is a "first" in more ways than one.

Answer:  Nancy (Bela Lugosi) Pelosi

She is the only woman to have served as House Speaker and to date is the highest-ranking female politician in American history.

September 5, 2014.......Looking for a device......

1.  This device first came to be in the mid-1900s.

2.  The average person would have no need to buy one of these, especially when you consider that each one costs almost half a million dollars.

3.  The popularity of this device spawned a line of toy action figures.

Answer:  Crash Dummies

Prior to the development of crash dummies, the first test subjects were human cadavers.

September 4, 2014.....Looking for a place.....

1.  It was established in the mid-1700s, but under a different name than what it is known as today.

2.  It's entire purpose is to build, remodel and repair.

3.  Originally privately owned, it was purchased by the federal government in the early 1800s.

Answer:  Norfolk Naval Shipyard

The Gosport Shipyard was founded on November 1, 1767.  The federal government purchased the shipyard in 1801 for $12.000.






 

September 3, 2014........Looking for a TV show......

1.  This syndicated show, shown mainly daytime, has been on the air for almost a decade.

2.  However, it was canceled the beginning of this year.  The last remaining episodes will be completely off the air by the end on this month.

3.  The star of the show is a former police-officer.

Answer:  Judge Alex

....a court show presided over by retired police officer, lawyer and Florida Judge Alex Ferrer.

September 1, 2014......Looking for a device......

1.  It's a device you don't see very much of anymore these days.

2.  Although it is an effective device, it is aesthetically disgusting.

3.  The ones that are around today are subject to regulation by a branch of the United States government.

Answer:  Fly Paper

Fly paper is considered a pest control device and is subject to regulation in the United States of America under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.

August 28, 2014...Looking for a historical figure......

1.  No one knows for sure, but it is believed he was British.

2.  To this day, he is known only by a nickname.

3.  He made his presence known mainly in the late 1800s.

Answer:  Jack The Ripper

August 27, 2014........Looking for a TYPE of location.......

1.  You probably don't want to see one of these type of places and you definitely don't want to be in one.

2.  You'll see a lot of the color yellow.

3.  Conceivably, you could visit one of these type of places, but you would have to keep your distance.

Answer:  Crime Scene

Barricade (police) tape is usually yellow. 

August 25, 2014.......Looking for a profession......

1.  The history of this profession is almost as ancient as the history of humanity and civilization itself with the earliest evidence dating back to 7000 B.C.

2.  The first school teaching this profession opened in Ohio in the late 1820s.

3.  Today, that school is a museum dedicated to that profession.

Answer:  Dentistry

Dr. John M. Harris started the world's first dental school in Bainbridge, Ohio, and helped establish dentistry as a health profession.  It opened on February 21, 1828, and today is a dental museum.

August 22, 2014......Looking for a historical quote....

1.  It was said during a famous disaster and broadcast live.

2.  The entire quote is made up of 3 words.

3.  These days, if someone repeats the quote, it is usually in jest.

Answer:  "Oh, the humanity!"

...spoken by broadcaster Herb Morrison responding to the Hindenburg bursting into flames.

August 21, 2014.......Looking for a type of establishment......

1.  This type of establishment started in England, spread to Ireland and then to America in the late 1800s.

2.  Fortunately, there are not many around anymore, but some do still exist.

3.  In Chicago, famed gangster Al Capone once opened one.

Answer:  Soup Kitchen

August 20, 2014.........Looking for an occupation........

1.  Working at this occupation, you would be required to wear a uniform.

2.  Originally, the name of this occupation came from the fact that people who worked at it were required to spring into action at a particular sound. That's not so much the case anymore.

3.  The people who work at this profession rely mainly on tips.

Bell Hop

The job's name is derived from the fact that the hotel's front desk clerk rang a bell to summon and employee, who would then "hop" to attention at the desk to receive instructions.

August 19, 2014.....Looking for a ritual/practice........

1.  It first gained prominence in th very early 19th century.

2.  It's dangerous stuff.  People involved with it have been killed.

3.  Because there are laws against it in most states, it's usually practiced "underground" or "under the radar" , in private homes, converted building, etc.

Answer:  Religious Snake Handling

August 18, 2014....Looking for an actress.....

1.  She is probably best known for her regular role in a popular cable TV series.  She's been nominated for an EMMY Award more than once, but has never won.

2.  Before making it in show business, she worked as a waitress, a TV reporter, a telephone operator and a personal assistance.

3.  She recently married into politics.

Cheryl Hines

She plays Larry David's wife on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm".

At one point, she was a personal assistant to Rob Reiner.

On August 2, she married Robert Kennedy Jr.

August 15, 2015......Looking for something you wear......

1.  You wouldn't wear one of these unless you're involved in a particular occupation.

2.  The first person to wear one did so in the early 1960s.

3.  You're not likely to win any fashion awards while wearing one.

Answer:  Space Suit

The first space suit worn by a human in space was the Soviet SK-1 suit worn by Yuri Gagarin in 1961.

August 14, 2014.....Looking for a device.......

1.  It's one of those "As Seen On TV" devices.

2.  Like many of those types of products, it's popularity has waxed and waned over the years.

3.  Entertainment Weekly once described it as "the biggest piece of crap sold on TV".

Answer:  The Bedazzler

August 13, 2014......Looking for a crime.....

1.  You're familiar with the crime known as the "world's oldest profession".  Well, some people refer to this crime as the "world's SECOND oldest profession".

2.  "Shaving" is a term used in connection with this crime.

3.  In this country, if you're found guilty of it, you could face up to 15 years in federal prison.

Answer:  Counterfeiting

August 11, 2014........Looking for a form of entertainment.....

1.  This form of entertainment dates backs to the 13th century.

2.  It is a form of entertainment that is seen mainly on the streets.

3.  It could be the ultimate in multi-tasking.

Answer:  One-Man Band

July 25, 2014.........Looking for a device.........

1.  You wouldn't own one of these.  When you need one, you borrow it.

2.  Generally, in this country, you can borrow one for free.  In Europe, you pay to borrow one.

3.  They're generally made of plastic or metal and the CDC tells us they are loaded with bacteria.

Answer:  Shopping Cart

July 16, 2014.........Looking for a historical event........

1.  It occurred in the 60s.

2.  It lasted for almost 2 weeks.

3.  Many feared that it had the potential to set off World War III.

Answer;  The Cuban Missile Crisis

June 26, 2014......Looking for a singer...

1.  He's not country and despite the fact that this New Jersey boy hasn't had a hit in decades, he is hugely popular....maybe more so today than he's ever been.

2.  His name is mentioned in the movie "Goodfellas".

3.  You will find him, along with the other original members of his group in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Answer:  Frankie Valli

June 25, 2014.......Looking for a singer/songwriter/actress/TV personality......

1.  This Emmy-winner was not born in this country.  She's British.

2.  By just about everyone's evaluation, she comes from a dysfunctional family.

3.  Over the course of the past decade, she's undergone a major make-over.

Answer:  Kelly Osbourne

Kelly, along with her family, The Osbournes, won a 2002 Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program.

June 23, 2014........Looking for a sports figure.........

1.  He was in eighth grade when he made the decision to pursue a professional career in his sport of choice.

2.  He is known by a 5-letter nickname.

3.  In the late 90s, he had his ownTV talk show.  It lasted less than 90 days.

Answer:  Earvin "Magic" Johnson

June 20, 2014........Looking for a cable TV show.......

1.  It's been on the air for almost 5 years.

2.  It is the highest-rated show in the history of the cable network it is shown on.

3.) Some people who make or have made appearances on the show include Carl Reiner, Jennier Love Hewett, Joe Jonas, Huey Lewis, Susan Lucci, Heather Locklear and Jon Lovitz.

Answer:  Hot In Cleveland

It premiered on TV Land on June 16, 2010

June 10, 2014.........Looking for a landmark......

1.  You will find it in the northwestern part of our country.

2.  Originally, it shared a name with our traffic guy.

3.  There is some controversy over the name we know it by today.  Some say the name is French in origin.  Others say it was named after a tribe of Native Americans.

Answer:  Grand Teton (the highest mountain in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming)

In 1870, it was originally known as "Mount Hayden".

In 1929, the name was changed to Grand Teton.  Some believe they named it "Grand Teton" because that means "large teat" in French.  Others say it was named after the Teton Sioux tribe of Native Americans.

June 3, 2014..........Looking for a business.......

1.  Despite their theme, the first one opened in the early 90s in the state of Kentucky, where they are still headquartered today.

2.  A little under 5 years ago, for the first time, they went international and opened a location in Dubai.

3.  We have one here in Fredericksburg.

Answer:  Texas Roadhouse

May 19, 2014.......Looking for a comedian/actress........

1.  She is probably best known for being a cast member on a very popular comedy shows.

2.  Although she hasn't been on that show for several years, she did participate in a reunion special a little under five years ago.

3.  She is also an accomplished impressionist capable of doing some hilarious impersonations of Angelina Jolle, Brooke shields, Donatella Versace, Monica Lewinsky, Liza Minnelli and Madonna, to name a few.

Answer: Molly Shannon

She was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2001.

She returned to Saturday Night Live for a special Mother's Day episode on May 8, 2010 and also in October, 2010 for the reunion special "Women Of SNL".

April 23, 2014........Looking for a device.......

1.  There seems to be some dispute as to when this device was invented.  Some say it was in 1950, but others say it was actually invented in the 1920s.

2.  These days, this device is eityher gas or electric powered.

3.  If not used properly, this device can cause more harm than good.

Answer:  Power Washer (or pressure washer)

The hot-water pressure washer was invented by Alfred Karcher in 1950, but Frank Ofeldt claimed to have invented the steam pressure washer or "high-pressure Jenny" in 1927.

April 9, 2014......Looking for a TV personality......

1.  He served in the United States Marine Corp, after which, he made quite a name for himself in the world of stand-up comedy.

2.  Before being discovered by Johnny Carson, he worked as a bank teller and was a waiter at a Denny's at one point.

3.  Although his weight was a comedic topic throughout his career, it resulted in him undergoing a coronary angioplasty a little over 10 years ago.

Answer:  Drew Carey

November 19, 2013....Looking for an actress......

1.  She's a vegetarian, but she is also a heavy smoker.

2.  She's left-handed, but learned to write with her right hand in order to accurately portray one of her most famous roles, which won her an Oscar.

3.  At one point, she was one of THEE top-earning actresses.  Her current net worth is estimated to be almost $150 million.

Answer:  Julia Roberts

She learned to write right-handed in order to portray Erin Brockovich.

September 27, 2013........Looking for something we eat......

1.  Contrary to popular belief, it is NOT Spanish in origin.  It's Arabic in origin.

2.  Obviously, you can eat it anytime, but you would probably be more likely to eat it in hotter weather.

3.  When it comes to the recipe, there are probably 100 variations.

Answer:  Gazpacho
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