Thursday, April 30, 2015

Norman, Meet Hannibal...

Here's this week's NPR Sunday Puzzle:
Name a famous actor whose first and last names both are seven letters long. Change the first three letters of the actor's last name to three new letters and you'll name another famous actor. They share the same first name. Add the three letters you changed in the first actor's last name plus the three letters you changed to get the second actor's name, and you'll spell the last name of a third famous actor. Who are these three Hollywood stars?
Not hard, as you've all remarked. ANTHONY HOPKINS . . . ANTHONY PERKINS . . . HOP + PER = [Dennis] HOPPER.

There is a coffee shop in Mendocino that seems to have daily accumulations of delightfully curmudgeonly I mean erudite gentlemen, but we've had no way of knowing if any of them is our own Mendo Jim.  Sadly, we leave tomorrow without meeting him.

Ross has been busy with his point-and-shoot camera:







Time for


Here are this week's picks:
Zero and fewer
    1 - 50
 51 - 100
101 - 150
151 - 200 -- Alex B.
201 - 250 -- Ross
251 - 300 -- Maggie Strasser
301 - 350 -- Magdalen
351 - 400 -- Margaret G.
401 - 450 -- Paul
451 - 500 -- Word Woman

501 - 550 -- Natasha
551 - 600
601 - 650 -- Mendo Jim
651 - 700
701 - 750 -- Legolambda
751 - 800
801 - 850 -- Joe Kupe
851 - 900
901 - 950
951 - 1,000
1,001 - 1,050 -- David
1,051 - 1,100 -- Richard
1,101 - 1,150 -- Henry BW
1,151 - 1,200
1,201 - 1,250
1,251 - 1,300
1,301 - 1,350 -- Jay
1,351 - 1,400 -- Curtis
1,401 - 1,450
1,451 - 1,500

1,501 - 1,550 -- B. Haven
1,551 - 1,600
1,601 - 1,650
1,651 - 1,700
1,701 - 1,750
1,751 - 1,800
1,801 - 1,850
1,851 - 1,900
1,901 - 1,950
1,951 - 2,000
2,001 - 2,050
2,051 - 2,100
2,101 - 2,150
2,151 - 2,200
2,201 - 2,250
2,251 - 2,300
2,301 - 2,350
2,351 - 2,400
2,401 - 2,450
2,451 - 2,500

2,501 - 2,750
2,751 - 3,000
3,001 - 3,250
3,251 - 3,500
3,501 - 4,000
4,001 - 4,500
4,501 - 5,000

 > 5,000
 > 5,000 + new record
Our tie-break rule:   In the event that a single round number is announced with a qualifier such as "about" or "around" (e.g., "We received around 1,200 entries."), AND two separate people picked the ranges of numbers just before and just after that round number, the prize will be awarded to whichever entrant had not already won a prize, or in the event that both entrants had won a prize already or neither had, then to the earlier of the two entries on the famous judicial principle of "First Come First Serve," (or in technical legal jargon, "You Snooze, You Lose").  As of July 2012, this rule is officially no longer obsolete (and also I still just like having fine print).

1 comment:

legolambda said...

Norman, meet Hannibal?
OK, meet Misery (with the accent on the second syl-LAB-le.

Norman Bates:
Psycho on the lam
Hannibal Lector:
Silence of the Lambs
Kathy Bates:
Violence on the Limbs

Too late for me not to see Psycho. But don't even want to see the other two.

Lego:
EyeLensFoveaLambda