June 23, 2011

Trivia fun, plus film photos!

First, I put up the answers to that first batch of trivia questions, as comments after the blog post, so you can check that out if you were curious about the answers… I’m especially proud of the pop culture mashups.  My personal favorite is The Bee Geesus and Mary Chain – saying that out loud never gets old!  I also love Yo La TenGo-Go’s and Aimee Mann or Astro-man?

Zach's Shack

So now I’ve started posting my second batch of trivia on twitter – one question per day, around noon-ish (west coast time).  The first person to reply with the correct answer each day wins a $2 off coupon code for my patterns, which will work through my website or through my ravelry patterns shop.

Zach's Shack!

I want to have a non-twitter, more permanent place that you can see what the categories are, with more details, so here they are!

Category 1 – Ten Degrees of Television: I’ll describe a tv show which connects through an actor to the next and previous shows.  I’ll say who the actors are during each question, so the question will usually start by mentioning the actor who was also in the previous day’s show, and end by mentioning the actor who will be in the next day’s show.  And, of course, the question will give more info and clues than just TV actors’ names!

So, today’s question (which I just posted before typing this) was: “Bryan Cranston was father Hal in this Fox comedy which aired from 2000-2006; Grandma Ida was played by Cloris Leachman.”  And yesterday’s question ended with “…Bryan Cranston stars as chemistry teacher Walter White.”  So tomorrow’s question will start with something about Cloris Leachman… all connected!  With posting one question each day, the connections kind of get lost, which is why I wanted to post about the category here – so if you miss the previous day’s question, you can always go back into my twitter feed and find it in case it might help.

Zach's Shack

Category 2 will be Ten Degrees of Movies:  Each answer is the name of a movie – each movie is connected through an actor to the previous and the following movie.  Same as the connections in the TV category, except I won’t be telling you the connecting actors!  Movie actors’ names are more well known (generally) than TV actors’ names, so you get to figure them out in this round.  However, the answer to each question will just be the movie’s name, and the actor connecting to the previous day’s movie will just be extra awesome points.  I’ll give you a virtual high five or something.

This is the same category as round 3 of my first batch of trivia, so scroll down to the comment that starts “round 3 answers” and read the questions and answers, with the connections in parentheses, if you want to better understand how this category will work…

SLC?

The 3rd category will be Colorful Mashups:  I will describe some kind of imaginary movie remake or other kind of project, which mashes up two different elements as pop-culture-mashups, or before+after.  Here’s an example of one in which both are music-related: “The Swedish indie rock band well known for their 2006 hit single Young Folks time travels to open for the legendary singer from The Beatles, who plays some of his solo songs like Imagine” – the answer would be Peter Bjorn and John Lennon.

Again, this is the same kind of category as Music Mashups in the first batch, so check out the comment that begins “and the last of the answers – Round 4” to better understand how that works.  The only difference is that one was all music, and this one will be different things – some movies, some actors, some music, etc.  There will be a theme throughout however, which is hinted at in the category name…

Portland neighborhood

My last category when I hosted trivia was an audio round – I played the beginnings of songs and players had to say the band and song name.  I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to use this at all in the twitter trivia… I may give song names and you say the band, but I don’t know how well that would work, so I’ll more likely skip it altogether.  We’ll see.

So that’s that!  Follow me on twitter around noon each day to play along, and I’ll be posting the whole batch of questions here on the blog like I did last time, once it’s all been played.  Oh, one note – like last time, I’ll allow one win per person, per category.  So, if you win one, then you can start playing to win again when the next category starts – and of course, keep on playing for fun the whole time!

Bryce canyon!

To add something visual to this wordy post, these photos you’ve been seeing are from the batch of film I had developed a few days ago – I’d been saving up some rolls, since I had rolls in cameras and was waiting to finish them off, thinking I’d finish them much sooner.  So some of the rolls had been sitting around for several years!  Some were shot spread out over the last couple years, on various day trips, and on our honeymoon road trip, and a little bit on our recent road trip down through California (more on that later!)…

Japanese gardens

grand canyon!

mcmenamins

There were 3 rolls of 35mm (shot on my Canonet QL17 and my Argus C3 Matchmatic, two color and one b+w) and 3 rolls of medium format – one shot square format on my Holga (color), one on my grandma’s old square format Kodak Duaflex II (b+w), and one on an old Ansco box camera (b+w).

Astoria

at our wedding!

Astoria

Click on the photos to see some info on flickr – many details are unknown because I’m bad at keeping track of things over the years.  Most of these roll had been severely heat damaged and/or were very expired… and then the Holga just always get major light leaks when I shoot it square format.  Everything came out though, nothing was damaged beyond repair like I had feared!

Astoria

Japanese gardens

somewhere in San Francisco

The black and white shots at the booth, at the top of this post, were taken at Zach’s Shack, where we play trivia and where I hosted this trivia live – see, it’s all connected!

unknown

at our wedding!

Japanese gardens

Portland neighborhood

A fun note – when we did my Buttonhead photoshoot at the Rhododendron garden I was actually shooting with some of those prop cameras, and some of those shots were in this batch of film!  The camera I’m posing with in these shots is what was used to take these photos:

at the Rhododendron garden

at the Rhododendron garden

at the Rhododendron garden

at the Rhododendron garden

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