Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Pop Quiz

You knew when you enrolled for this class that there'd be some homework required.

So close your books and put them under your desks. Put on your reading glasses, and get out a clean sheet of paper and a pencil. Anyone with any chewing gum? Please put it in a tissue and toss it in the rubbish bin immediately.

We're not using pens, today, thank you very much. You'll see why in a moment.

Question 1.  Examine the following photograph in each of the various orientations provided. Which is the correct interpretation?

a) New cover art for re-release of Ray LaMontagne's Till the Sun Turns Black.

b) Animation cel for Warner Brothers production in development. The loud rooster, Foghorn Leghorn, is cast as the manager of the Chicago Cubs, and here is spewing invective at one of his baseball players.

c) Storyboard drawing for Return of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in which Raphael eats excessive amounts of genetically modified chicory, grows extraordinarily huge, and terrorises the city of Brussels, leading to the eventual dissolution of the EU.

d) What happens when you leave your pen uncapped in the bottom of your totebag for the entire duration of a two-hour flight from London Heathrow to Warsaw, Poland.

 In this case, an errant tissue saves the day and absorbs every single drop of ink. How lucky is that?

Question 2: (Extra credit)  Write a short paragraph with your own interpretation of photographs above. You may reference the end of communist domination in Poland, current trends in museum exhibition design, or the role of the sacroiliac joint in pelvic and lumbar spine stability.  Good luck.


Don said...

A high-contrast processing of a Hubble Space Telescope image of Messier 72, the globular cluster in Aquarius, showing in detail, for the first time, an extra-solar planet whose civilisation is believed to be sufficiently advanced to have mastered foolproof ink-containment technology..?

expateek said...

Oooo! I give you 97%, especially for incorporating your extensive outer-space-type knowledge. Must be something about being a high-flying airline exec that gives you that extra edge! Or lack of sufficient oxygen on your trips up there?

Thanks for participating, Astrophysicist Husband! You rock!

Don said...

What a fun contest idea!

I was going to riff on Amy Winehouse's mascara but couldn't find a way to close the story.

Too bad I have the work thing going on, I'm sure I could come up with a few more ...!

Sooz said...

The not so witty, yea "dullard" Wife could only interpret it as a swath of cowhide, perhaps.
And I think that's just because I've been eye-balling them as a suitable floorcovering for the stuga.

expateek said...

Sooz --

I think cowhide is an EXCELLENT idea. I will work this into next week's quiz -- animal hides we know and love, and PETA be damned. Oops, I didn't say that.

Hope your shoulder is better?

So nice to see you btw! And yr totally not a dullard. I need to rope you in as my Ebay technical quiz "lifeline" consultant... you're too clever by half. Between Don's space-y type factoids and your Barbie knowledge, I think you two have it all wrapped up!

xxx e