Curious, George?

April 15, 2010

The film is set in an unnamed underground city of the future, where sexual intercourse is outlawed and use of mind-altering drugs is mandatory. Narcotics are critical both in maintaining compliance among the city’s residents and also for ensuring their ability to conduct dangerous and demanding tasks for long periods of time. The inhabitants worship a godlike being known as “OMM”, whom they commune with in telephone booth-like areas known as “Unichapels”.
X-1138 works in a factory producing androids that function as police officers. The work is hazardous as it requires handling explosive and radioactive material.
It was the first feature-length film directed by Lucas, developed from his (almost) eponymous student film.

X is a trade name of a high-fidelity sound reproduction standard for movie theaters, screening rooms, home theaters, computer speakers, gaming consoles, and car audio systems.

X was developed by Tomlinson Holman at George Lucas’s company, Lucasfilm, in 1983 to ensure that the soundtrack for the third Star Wars film, Return of the Jedi, would be accurately reproduced in the best venues.

Give me X.
Hint: The name of the inventor goes into the answer

Answer

It is indeed THX. Anoop, Gandhi and Mr Evil monkey get it right. The title was referring to Curious George, the animated monkey that appears in Dolby digital trailers.

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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.


Wicked!

December 24, 2009

Identify the creature/character blanked out. (I love this artist’s work!)

ANSWER:
Yup. Anoop ji gets it right! It is Laplace’s demon. This is Dresden Codak.


Kingdom of Heaven

December 19, 2009

What does the picture show?

ANSWER

Anton Bruckner arriving in Heaven. Cracked by Prasanna.


Connect

July 30, 2009

Answer:
Well The answer was Qt, the app dev framework used in a lot of cross platform GUIs. Katoch got to it, I remember.

The first image is from two stupid dogs – Ain’t that ‘cute’, but its wrooooong!’ Qt is pronounced cute
Now KDE was based on Qt, which wasn’t really free as in free beer and speech, so there was a lot of controversy which led to the development of GNOME (Interesting, eh?)
Qt was developed by a company called Trolltech, hence the troll
It was acquired by Nokia in ’08, thus the Nokia headquarters snap.