Saturday, March 5, 2011


Today is our esteemed Editor-In-Chief's birthday! Let's celebrate!

The following group of people share something in common. What is it?
{Dean Stockwell, Brad Mills, Niki Taylor, Penn Jillette}

How many words can you make out of the letters in the big event: BIRTHDAY?

We'll blow out the candles, cut the cake, and open the gifts to reveal all next weekend.
But for now, let's peek inside THE ANSWERS BOX, for the results of our Academy Awards Quiz from the February 26 Puzzle Corner.

01. Although Peter O'Toole was nominated EIGHT times, he never won a Best Actor award!
02. What year was the very first Academy Awards ceremony held? 1929, celebrating the films of 1928.
03. Wings won Best Picture that year.
04. What three awards from that very first ceremony have NOT been presented since?
Best Engineering Effects, Best Title Writing (for the silent movies), and Best Unique and Artistic Quality of Production.
05. What was the very first musical to win the award for Best Picture? Broadway Melody in 1930.
06. Do you remember what movie won the award for Best Picture last year (2010)? The Hurt Locker.
07. 1960 was the first televised Academy Awards ceremony. But for whatever reason(s), telecasts were sporadic until 1973.
08. Ben Hur won Best Picture during that broadcast.

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