Friday, September 02, 2005

And the answer is...

Hey, I almost forgot to annouce the winners of my contest! Turns out we have two winners and an honorable mention, which works out nicely since we only had three contestants (hee hee).

Cara was our top scorer, answering every question perfectly. That, of course, is frightening, because it means she thinks like me. I'm sorry for you, Cara, but glad you participated.

TSJ was our next highest rated scorer, answering 5 out of 6 questions correctly.

Rae is our honorable mention, and she wins just for being the first to play. Thanks, Rae!

Ladies, send me your mailing address via private e-mail and tell me which prize you want, and I'll get those right out to you. The prize choices for our winners are the $10 gift certificate to Barnes & Nobles, the $10 gift certificate to Starbucks, or one of the following books (first come, first serve, so if you want one of the books, let me know which one quick):

Christina Dodd's Scandalous Again (Romance)
Susan Kearney's The Challange (Paranormal Romance)
J.M. Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello (Literary Fiction--hardback)
Frank Peretti's The Visitation (Christian Suspense Fiction--hardback)
Jill Marie Landis' Lover's Lane (Contemporary Romance--hardback)

And in case you're wondering, the answers to the questions are as follows:

Q1: "What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?"
Two possible answers: "An African or a European?" or "What...I don't know that! Aaaahhhh!" (From Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail)

Q2: What is the correct response to this comment: "Well, I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition."
A: "No one expects the Spanish Inquisition." (Monty Python's Flying Circus)

Q3: According to Jenny Cruisie, the Romance Writers of America is: a. Anti-woman b. racist c. politically right-winged d. all of the above

A: d. all of the above

Q4: How big was the tree roach that attacked TJB's toe (hint: answer posted in one of her blogs)?
As big as my thumb

Q5: Which one of these men is not a member of the Four Tops?
a. Levi Stubbs
b. Lawrence Payton
c. Russell Thompkins

A: c: Russell Thompkins

Q6: Rick, Victor, Sam and Ilsa. Name the movie.
A: Casablanca (but of course...)

Hope you had fun!



Cara King said...

I'm honored to think like you, Thieme! Though I admit I had to check with my husband to get the precise wording of the Monty Python quotes. I know them more or less, but he's one of those obsessive guys who at the drop of a hat -- okay, no, he doesn't need that much reason, does he? -- actually, for no reason at all, will start reciting lengthy Monty Python routines. And not just the famous ones either. (I have mostly broken him of this habit.) :-)


TJ Bennett said...

Let me guess. Is your husband an engineer or computer guy? For some reason, they've all memorized every Monty Python routine ever performed. Don't know what that makes me...


Cara King said...

Well, Thieme, he's a quantum physicist -- almost as good! :-)