January 5, 2010

He proposed that someone was first here. Who and what?

ANSWER
Thomas Pynchon in V. proposes that Kilroy was originally part of a schematic for a band-pass filter.

Complete answer by Paritosh(Dada was here!)


Doo-wop

January 1, 2010

This picture, or its title at the very least, was brought into pop-consciousness in 1976.How?

ANSWER
This Picture is titled Rene and Georgette Magritte with their dog after the war. The 1976 Single by Paul Simon takes its name from the picture and purports that Rene Magritte was a secret admirer of doo-wop music. Uncracked again.


Either-Or

December 31, 2009

The events leading to the end of her marriage resulted in an inspired bit of conflagration. What?

ANSWER
The Woman in the picture is Nina Paley. Her film SITA SINGS THE BLUES mixes biographical elements with Ramayana and Annete Hanshaw’s Blues for its three-fold narrative structure.

Uncracked again. Is it the low traffic or are the questions too arbitrary?


I am afraid this isn’t a practical joke

December 29, 2009

The sound made by this object lends itself to something that has been in place since the 16th century. What?

ANSWER
The object in picture here is called the battachio. When struck, the battacchio produces a loud smacking noise, though little force is transferred from the object to the person being struck. The term Slapstickcomes from this. Surprisingly uncracked.


Kingdom of Heaven

December 19, 2009

What does the picture show?

ANSWER

Anton Bruckner arriving in Heaven. Cracked by Prasanna.


The Shock

December 15, 2009


Connect

ANSWER
Pic 1 is Elsa Schiappareli(or Schiaparelli?)
Pic 2 is Lili de Alvarez
The connect is divided skirts. Wonder how? Google, fucker.


Eschaton

December 11, 2009

Identify this interpretation of a concept from the New Testament by the painter X. There are many others as well including one by a now unfashionable band.

ANSWER
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Albrecht Durer. Correctly answered by Teki.