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Monday, January 25, 2016

"We know 'em, right Plank?"

'X' dropped out of a Visual Arts College to take a job as an animator at Hanna Barbera. This Canadian writer, director, producer and animator is well known for creating the Cartoon Network comedy series 'Y'. With Hanna-Barbera, 'X' worked on a number of series, including The Flintstones, Scooby Doo and scrappy doo, The smurfs, and Richie Rich.
'Y'  remains one of Cartoon Network's most successful series to date. It revolves around three preteen boys: Y, collectively known as ___, who live in a suburban cul-de-sac in the fictional town of Peach Creek.

Id X and Y.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

For Whom the Bell Tolls

According to the New Testament of the Bible, X were beings summoned as omen of the Last Judgement. Historians, however, have connected X to the fall of the Roman Empire, which had taken place at the same time as the New Testament.
X have been featured heavily in the popular culture such as the name of the team of magicians in a 2013 movie with a sequel planned for this year. Thrash metal bands Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer are often called by a variation of X, while Metallica and The Clash have songs with the name X.
Id X.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

When solution becomes a trend...


This drink is believed to get its name because it was made for the workers in a steel works in Glasgow. These workers were dying from the large amounts of beer drunk to quench their thirst from the heat of the steel works and this was introduced as an alternative by A.G. Barr.
Identify the drink.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Some mytho here!

The Mahabharata mentions that only four people listened to the Bhagvat Gita directly from Krishna. Arjuna was the one it was adressed to, Sanjaya listened to it because of his divine vision, and Ved Vyasa, who was experiencing the past, present and the future at the same time. Dhritarashtra heard it indirectly from Sanjaya.
Who was the fourth?
(Hint: Today's day)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Food of the future!


X is a 1973 American sci-fi film directed by Richard Fleischer. It is set in a dystopian future. Much of the population survives on processed rations including X, which, advertised as being produced from "high-energy plankton" turns out to be processed human meat. Identify X.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Trendy Topic

Nice Kicks is a sneaker specific blog, now owned by Complex Magazine. The blog currently has 82k subsribers but 2.1M instagram followers. 

According to the owner,Matt Haffill, the blog was made specifically for shoe lovers like himself and provides updates on the latest sneakers being launched by top brands. The blog also tracks the sneakers being worn by celebrities and NBA players.

According to Sports Illustrated, the trend X can be traced back to this blog. In 2006, this blog began a practice of posting photos of old basketball footwear, titling the series X. 

In 2011, the trend picked up and is now common on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

What is the trend?

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Shadys: Quiz edition - The REtopia Quiz

A brilliant quiz, coupled with an amazing experience inspired us to revive the Shadys, a beloved (?) tradition.

Since this was this season's first everyone-can-participate quiz, it will receive all our adulation and love.

To start off, when a Quiz Master says - 'I'm a professional Quiz Master.', do not believe him. Rather, prepare yourself for a *meh* experience. With absurd school-like rules (No pounce!) and the painful, forced shrouds of mystery after answering a question, the quiz took the participant back in time, reminiscing about school quizzes.

The quiz, like all quizzes started a solid hour after its advertised time of commencement. Not that we're complaining. We were quite thankful for the buffer.

During the finals, in an almost Pornob-esque question twist, the QM asked 'What is Donald Trump's middle name?' after showing a video of Jimmy Fallon imitating Trump. Oh, the spontaneity!

A major noteworthy event was triggered by a video question showing an Epic Rap Battle between Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock (video here). A team buzzed while the video was playing and said 'This is the Epic Rap Battle between Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock'. The QM said that he was going to ask 'Which British director was deemed to fat to join the army?'. Obviously, the team who buzzed were given a negative (Totally justified.).
Now, when the team was asking for the points they deserved, a random person in the audience very succinctly pointed out 'You cannot quote the Mahabharata if the answer is Yudhishtir'. To this, one of the team members responded - 'You can answer and argue when you qualify for a quiz.' *Drops mic*
Randomness ensued.

Anyway,
Being the first quiz of the semester, this was a good opening (considering we came in second and got some money, and the Epic Rap Battle IRL). However, we do hope that the questions are better next year (There was a question where they showed us an image of Larry Page and Sergey Brin and asked what they have done. I'm not kidding).

To more shadys!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

You're not one of us

X was a farm boy turned astronomer who discovered Pluto in 1930, although it's presence had been detected in 1919. Detected as a result of anomalies in the behavior of Neptune and Uranus, X decided to name the planet as Pluto after an eleven-year-old girl suggested the name of the Roman god of Underworld. Recently, X traveled farther than any human has traveled – at least parts of him when NASA's New Horizons space probe carrying his ashes did a flyby of Pluto. Id X.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Glen Jacobs

His real name is Glen Jacobs. He earned a degree in English Literature at Northeast Missouri State University, where he played both basketball and football. Most fans are aware that he is very outspoken in terms of politics and is even a member of the Free State Project. He hosted a podcast titled The Tiny Political Show under the pseudonym Citizen X (from March 16, 2007 to March 13, 2008) and ran a blog called The Adventures of Citizen X at AdventuresOfCitizenX.com and is also a contributor to LewRockwell.com.
If all that wasn’t surprising enough, he even owns an insurance company with his wife called The Jacobs Agency, which is located in Tennesse.
How do we know him better?

Daedalus

In the movie Birdman, the character of Michael Keaton has been compared to X, who in Greek mythology is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus, the creator of the Labyrinth. X and his father attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. X's father warns him that he should fly neither too low nor too high, because the sea's dampness would clog his wings or the sun's heat would melt them.But X ignored his father's instructions not to fly too close to the sun, resulting in the wax in his wings getting melted and him felling into the sea. Who is X ?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Railway to Hell

The Thai–Burma railway was built in 1942–43 to supply the Japanese forces in Burma, bypassing the sea routes which had become vulnerable when Japanese naval strength was reduced in the Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway in May and June 1942. Aiming to finish the railway as quickly as possible the Japanese decided to use the more than 60 000 Allied POWs who had fallen into their hands in early 1942. A particular stretch called the Konyu Cutting was the deepest and the most dramatic of the many cuttings and clearings to make way for the railway lines. Groups of men worked around the clock for 16-18 hours to complete excavation of the 17 metre deep and 110-m long cutting through solid limestone and quartz rock. Sixty nine men were beaten to death by Japanese guards in the six weeks it took to build the cutting, and many more died from cholera, dysentery, starvation, and exhaustion. Forced to work at night, Konyu Cutting was nicknamed X because of the mixture of hammering noise, lighting from fires, oil fired bamboo torches and carbide lamps that created an eerie illumination that looked like the fires of hell.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

We're going down...

The New Moore Island in the Sunderban delta was the center of a land dispute between India and Bangladesh. Discovered in 1974 by an American satellite, the island grew substantially in size owing to silt deposits by flooding rivers. Both the nations claimed the territory and no solution was found until in 2010, when because of a specific natural cause the dispute ended in a rather dramatic way as none of the nations could claim it. What had happened?

The Phantom Menace

Depending on which side of the Atlantic you live in, X can either be a lovable, mischievous blonde kid who annoys his neighbor or X might be an uncontrollable schoolboy who enjoys destroying objects, making him more of a villain. Both the comic strips began at the same time and with the same name. Both have been popular in their respective countries although the American version of X is more known world over. Who is X?

Friday, August 14, 2015

Jeffrey Lebowski

X is a philosophy inspired by Jeffrey Lebowski, a character from the Coen Brothers’ film ‘The Big Lebowski(1998).’ Started by Oliver Benjamin, a journalist based in Thailand in 2005, its official organisation name is ‘The Church of the Latter Day Y’. They list
individuals like Laozi, Buddha and Epicurus as examples of their ancient prophets while more recent antecedents include Kurt Vonnegut, Walt Whitman and Mark Twain.

Identify the philosophy ?

Lanka And India

Nuwara Eliya is a town located in the central province of Sri Lanka. It is the main hill resort of Sri Lanka and is the heart of the tea industry. The topography of the town is such that black soil forms the top layer here. One of the most famous attractions of the town is a temple, situated close to a botanical garden, which was supposedly built in the memory of X, who was kept prisoner in the area.

Identify X.

Monday, January 25, 2016

"We know 'em, right Plank?"

'X' dropped out of a Visual Arts College to take a job as an animator at Hanna Barbera. This Canadian writer, director, producer and animator is well known for creating the Cartoon Network comedy series 'Y'. With Hanna-Barbera, 'X' worked on a number of series, including The Flintstones, Scooby Doo and scrappy doo, The smurfs, and Richie Rich.
'Y'  remains one of Cartoon Network's most successful series to date. It revolves around three preteen boys: Y, collectively known as ___, who live in a suburban cul-de-sac in the fictional town of Peach Creek.

Id X and Y.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

For Whom the Bell Tolls

According to the New Testament of the Bible, X were beings summoned as omen of the Last Judgement. Historians, however, have connected X to the fall of the Roman Empire, which had taken place at the same time as the New Testament.
X have been featured heavily in the popular culture such as the name of the team of magicians in a 2013 movie with a sequel planned for this year. Thrash metal bands Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer are often called by a variation of X, while Metallica and The Clash have songs with the name X.
Id X.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

When solution becomes a trend...


This drink is believed to get its name because it was made for the workers in a steel works in Glasgow. These workers were dying from the large amounts of beer drunk to quench their thirst from the heat of the steel works and this was introduced as an alternative by A.G. Barr.
Identify the drink.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Some mytho here!

The Mahabharata mentions that only four people listened to the Bhagvat Gita directly from Krishna. Arjuna was the one it was adressed to, Sanjaya listened to it because of his divine vision, and Ved Vyasa, who was experiencing the past, present and the future at the same time. Dhritarashtra heard it indirectly from Sanjaya.
Who was the fourth?
(Hint: Today's day)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Food of the future!


X is a 1973 American sci-fi film directed by Richard Fleischer. It is set in a dystopian future. Much of the population survives on processed rations including X, which, advertised as being produced from "high-energy plankton" turns out to be processed human meat. Identify X.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Trendy Topic

Nice Kicks is a sneaker specific blog, now owned by Complex Magazine. The blog currently has 82k subsribers but 2.1M instagram followers. 

According to the owner,Matt Haffill, the blog was made specifically for shoe lovers like himself and provides updates on the latest sneakers being launched by top brands. The blog also tracks the sneakers being worn by celebrities and NBA players.

According to Sports Illustrated, the trend X can be traced back to this blog. In 2006, this blog began a practice of posting photos of old basketball footwear, titling the series X. 

In 2011, the trend picked up and is now common on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

What is the trend?

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Shadys: Quiz edition - The REtopia Quiz

A brilliant quiz, coupled with an amazing experience inspired us to revive the Shadys, a beloved (?) tradition.

Since this was this season's first everyone-can-participate quiz, it will receive all our adulation and love.

To start off, when a Quiz Master says - 'I'm a professional Quiz Master.', do not believe him. Rather, prepare yourself for a *meh* experience. With absurd school-like rules (No pounce!) and the painful, forced shrouds of mystery after answering a question, the quiz took the participant back in time, reminiscing about school quizzes.

The quiz, like all quizzes started a solid hour after its advertised time of commencement. Not that we're complaining. We were quite thankful for the buffer.

During the finals, in an almost Pornob-esque question twist, the QM asked 'What is Donald Trump's middle name?' after showing a video of Jimmy Fallon imitating Trump. Oh, the spontaneity!

A major noteworthy event was triggered by a video question showing an Epic Rap Battle between Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock (video here). A team buzzed while the video was playing and said 'This is the Epic Rap Battle between Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock'. The QM said that he was going to ask 'Which British director was deemed to fat to join the army?'. Obviously, the team who buzzed were given a negative (Totally justified.).
Now, when the team was asking for the points they deserved, a random person in the audience very succinctly pointed out 'You cannot quote the Mahabharata if the answer is Yudhishtir'. To this, one of the team members responded - 'You can answer and argue when you qualify for a quiz.' *Drops mic*
Randomness ensued.

Anyway,
Being the first quiz of the semester, this was a good opening (considering we came in second and got some money, and the Epic Rap Battle IRL). However, we do hope that the questions are better next year (There was a question where they showed us an image of Larry Page and Sergey Brin and asked what they have done. I'm not kidding).

To more shadys!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

You're not one of us

X was a farm boy turned astronomer who discovered Pluto in 1930, although it's presence had been detected in 1919. Detected as a result of anomalies in the behavior of Neptune and Uranus, X decided to name the planet as Pluto after an eleven-year-old girl suggested the name of the Roman god of Underworld. Recently, X traveled farther than any human has traveled – at least parts of him when NASA's New Horizons space probe carrying his ashes did a flyby of Pluto. Id X.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Glen Jacobs

His real name is Glen Jacobs. He earned a degree in English Literature at Northeast Missouri State University, where he played both basketball and football. Most fans are aware that he is very outspoken in terms of politics and is even a member of the Free State Project. He hosted a podcast titled The Tiny Political Show under the pseudonym Citizen X (from March 16, 2007 to March 13, 2008) and ran a blog called The Adventures of Citizen X at AdventuresOfCitizenX.com and is also a contributor to LewRockwell.com.
If all that wasn’t surprising enough, he even owns an insurance company with his wife called The Jacobs Agency, which is located in Tennesse.
How do we know him better?

Daedalus

In the movie Birdman, the character of Michael Keaton has been compared to X, who in Greek mythology is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus, the creator of the Labyrinth. X and his father attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. X's father warns him that he should fly neither too low nor too high, because the sea's dampness would clog his wings or the sun's heat would melt them.But X ignored his father's instructions not to fly too close to the sun, resulting in the wax in his wings getting melted and him felling into the sea. Who is X ?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Railway to Hell

The Thai–Burma railway was built in 1942–43 to supply the Japanese forces in Burma, bypassing the sea routes which had become vulnerable when Japanese naval strength was reduced in the Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway in May and June 1942. Aiming to finish the railway as quickly as possible the Japanese decided to use the more than 60 000 Allied POWs who had fallen into their hands in early 1942. A particular stretch called the Konyu Cutting was the deepest and the most dramatic of the many cuttings and clearings to make way for the railway lines. Groups of men worked around the clock for 16-18 hours to complete excavation of the 17 metre deep and 110-m long cutting through solid limestone and quartz rock. Sixty nine men were beaten to death by Japanese guards in the six weeks it took to build the cutting, and many more died from cholera, dysentery, starvation, and exhaustion. Forced to work at night, Konyu Cutting was nicknamed X because of the mixture of hammering noise, lighting from fires, oil fired bamboo torches and carbide lamps that created an eerie illumination that looked like the fires of hell.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

We're going down...

The New Moore Island in the Sunderban delta was the center of a land dispute between India and Bangladesh. Discovered in 1974 by an American satellite, the island grew substantially in size owing to silt deposits by flooding rivers. Both the nations claimed the territory and no solution was found until in 2010, when because of a specific natural cause the dispute ended in a rather dramatic way as none of the nations could claim it. What had happened?

The Phantom Menace

Depending on which side of the Atlantic you live in, X can either be a lovable, mischievous blonde kid who annoys his neighbor or X might be an uncontrollable schoolboy who enjoys destroying objects, making him more of a villain. Both the comic strips began at the same time and with the same name. Both have been popular in their respective countries although the American version of X is more known world over. Who is X?

Friday, August 14, 2015

Jeffrey Lebowski

X is a philosophy inspired by Jeffrey Lebowski, a character from the Coen Brothers’ film ‘The Big Lebowski(1998).’ Started by Oliver Benjamin, a journalist based in Thailand in 2005, its official organisation name is ‘The Church of the Latter Day Y’. They list
individuals like Laozi, Buddha and Epicurus as examples of their ancient prophets while more recent antecedents include Kurt Vonnegut, Walt Whitman and Mark Twain.

Identify the philosophy ?

Lanka And India

Nuwara Eliya is a town located in the central province of Sri Lanka. It is the main hill resort of Sri Lanka and is the heart of the tea industry. The topography of the town is such that black soil forms the top layer here. One of the most famous attractions of the town is a temple, situated close to a botanical garden, which was supposedly built in the memory of X, who was kept prisoner in the area.

Identify X.