Dog Days Of Summer II: Cat's Revenge!

Discussion in 'DBSTalk.com Contests Forum (Closed Forum)' started by Mark Holtz, May 27, 2005.

  1. JohnGfun

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    Thanks Mark...That WAS fun! I wish you all the best of luck!
     
  2. Mark Holtz

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    The contest is now OVER and is now closed. Thanks to the 156 of you who entered.

    I'll have the full answers "later" (I got an exam today), but to give you some hints:

    * I have to wonder about some of you in consideration of a good name for a cat. Still, a name is a name, and is considered a correct answer.
    * Many of you have the wrong Cat Woman. The movie was on last weekend on Turner Classic Movies.

    To give you an example of a bad entry form:

    1. What is a good name for a cat?
    Freeloader

    2. Puss Gets The Boot introduced a beloved cat-and-mouse pair that were originally named "Jasper" and "Jinx". What were they renamed to?Puss In Boots

    3. In which movie does John Ritter face off against "Robocat"?
    Problem Child

    4. Everyone knows that the Clinton's presidential feline was named “Socks”. What's the name of the current resident feline in the White House?
    Spot

    5. Who owned a presidential cat named "Ying Yang"? (First and last name required)
    Dwight Eisenhower

    6. What is the name of the finicky feline who was rescued from a Chicago Animal Shelter and became a well-known spokescat?
    Filex

    7. Which movie featured a "Baron Humbert von Gikkingen"?
    Deep Throat

    8. Of all the Cat People, who portrayed the first Cat Woman?
    Lucy Lawless

    9. Which nation launched the first cat into space?
    The country of "Felix"

    Total entries: 1
     
  3. Laverne

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    Yes, I know! :) I saw it! :joy:

    (Forgot to mention it when I got back home. :()
     
  4. cdru

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    Well i got that one wrong. I didn't realize that Cat People was in italics so I presumed you were meaning from Batman and went with Julie Newmar.
     
  5. Laverne

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    Just wondering when the drawing would be.... :)
     
  6. Mark Holtz

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    There was a exam (which I bombed big time on) last night, so I wasn't able to compile the spreadsheet until today. The drawing is going on now, and I'm e-mailing several active DBSTalkers to pick a number.

    There was also a slight delay as I verified the correctness of an alternative answer given. This alternative answer proved to be correct, and points had to be added.

    The correct answers will be posted as soon as I write them up in a clever manner. Probably 1 answer per post.
     
  7. Laverne

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    I hope you put up everyone's answer to #1, along with their username. :lol:
     
  8. Mark Holtz

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    We have the winners!
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    I'm sure that many of you have been waiting to see who won the Dog Days Of Summer II: Cat's Revenge contest. I won't claim that the dog ate the contest entries, but after verifying the entries, we have the following winners (pending verification):

    [​IMG] Grand Prize Winner: djtowle who has selected a Dish 625 DVR receiver thanks to Dish Depot.

    Second Prize Winner: caliaga who has selected a DVD worth up to $25 from Deep Discount DVD.

    Third Prize Winner: pinkfloyd who selected the Standing In The Shadows Of Motown DVD.

    Thanks to everyone who entered. We should have another big contest "soon", and always watch out for the One Day DVD Giveaway. The answers to the questions will be posted shortly to the DBS Talk Contests forum.
     
  9. Mark Holtz

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    1. What is a good name for a cat?

    The “gimmie” question of the contest. If a name was submitted, it was correct, although some of the names submitted makes me wonder about some of you. Some of you stuck with the ordinary names of “Cat”, “Pussy”, “Tabby”, “Whiskers”, “Lucky”, “Garfield”, “Ginger”, “Tabby”, and “Kitty”. (Hey, my own cat is named “Kiddie”.) Others of you feel that your cat gets the royal treatment by the names of “Your Majesty”, “Cleopatra”, “Presley”, “Goldilocks”, “Precious”, and “Tinkerbell”. Others seem to express their sentiment with names such as “Worthless”, “Road Kill”, “D.C. (Darn Cat)”, “Fiesty”, “Mischief”, “Spaz”, “Kick-Ball”, “Smudge”, “Furball”, “Freeloader”, and “Satan” (well, some friends of mine cat is nicknamed “Demon Spawn”). Other interesting names include: “Chumba Wumba”, “Dog” (huh?), “Gus The Wonder Cat”, “Laverne”, “Neuman”, “Sassy”, and “Spot”.

    To protect the guilty, I won’t reveal who submitted which names. I will say that 99.3% of you got this one correct.
     
  10. Mark Holtz

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    2. Puss Gets The Boot introduced a beloved cat-and-mouse pair that were originally named “Jasper” and “Jinx”. What were they renamed to?

    Puss Gets The Boot, first shown in February, 1940, introduced us to Tom and Jerry. In this short, however, they were named “Jasper” and “Jinx”. Since then, they’re gotten themselves in all sorts of trouble. 96.1% of you got this one correct. I doubt they would be as popular as “Puss In Boots”.
     
  11. Mark Holtz

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    3. In which movie does John Ritter face off against “Robocat”?

    Holy Shatner! No, it wasn’t Three’s Company: The Movie or something that a Problem Child would come up with, but rather the movie Stay Tuned where John got sucked into the multichannel service from hell (literally) and into all sorts of alternative programming. One of the segments is an animated sort by Chuck Jones, and is worth the price the price of the DVD. Although the cat isn’t named “Robocat” literally, the DVD lists chapter 15 as “Cartoon Mice vs. Robocat”. 90.3% of you got this one correct.

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    “I can’t believe I became a trivia question!”
     
  12. Mark Holtz

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    4. Everyone knows that the Clinton's presidential feline was named “Socks”. What's the name of the current resident feline in the White House?

    The current resident feline of the Bush White House is named “India”. Another cat named Ernie just didn’t fit in the White House, and ended up with friends of the Bush’s in California. And, I find out that the cat’s nickname, according to the White House’s web site, is “Willie”, so that gets counted as a correct answer as well. 88.4% got this one right.

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  13. Mark Holtz

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    5. Who owned a presidential cat named "Ying Yang"? (First and last name required)

    “Misty Malarky Ying Yang” wasn’t the pet feline of Dwight Eisenhower or Richard Nixon, but rather the pet Siamese of former presidential daughter Amy Carter. Sorry, but Jimmy Carter is a incorrect answer. There were some answers that did say Jimmy Carter, but also noted Amy Carter, and those were allowed. See this link. 49.3% got this one correct.

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  14. pweezil

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    Hey Mark,
    Great job on the contest.Well thought out and tricky. :goodjob:
     
  15. Laverne

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    Hey, Mark..

    Are you going to post the rest of the answers?

    Also, I already know who thought I was 'catty' :sure: , they've already confessed. But what I want to know is why you thought it was interesting :confused: , even more interesting than my own answer. :confused: I'm sure some of these other lovely people here are wondering the same thing... :scratchin
     
  16. Mark Holtz

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    Well, if I had two female cats, maybe I'd name them "Laverne" and "Shirley".
     
  17. Laverne

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    Well, I just happen to have some extra (10-wk-old) female cats... Too bad you're in So Cal.. DH is saying they'll have to go sometime soon. :(
     
  18. Mark Holtz

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    One cat is enough for me, thank you, and I live in NorCal.
     
  19. Mark Holtz

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    6. What is the name of the finicky feline who was rescued from a Chicago Animal Shelter and became a well-known spokescat?

    That lucky feline was named Morris who was rescued from the shelter by Bob Martwick, an employee of the Leo Burnett Advertising Agency. This feline was truly a “Lucky” feline, as it’s Nine Lives career would indicate. First introduced in 1968, the original Morris passed away in 1975. For more information, check out the Nine Lives and TV Acres. 94.2% of you got this one correct.

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  20. Mark Holtz

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    7. Which movie featured a "Baron Humbert von Gikkingen"?

    Yes, I had to get a anime-related question in here. :D The Baron was in both Whisper Of The Heart and The Cat Returns, and was a cat statue whose artisan created with all their heart that it was given life and soul. Both films were made by Studio Ghibli who made the Oscar-winning Spirited Away. Of particular note is that Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), Rene Auberjonois (Odo), and Tim Curry lend their voices to the English dub of The Cat Returns, although it is unknown when Whisper Of The Heart will see a English release. You may want to see the Nausicaa web sites sites for both Whisper and Cat Returns. 91.6% got it correct. One of you said it was “The Truth About Cats and Dogs”.

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