POP QUIZ: POP CULTURE BY THE NUMBERS (answers)

I may have to start a handicapping system.

Congratulations again this week to Dee Dee T! Another perfect game. She claims it’s “useless” knowledge, but it’s standing her in good stead here. Way to go Dee Dee!

1) VAN HALEN ALBUM
2) TV TITLE ZIP CODE
3) YES ALBUM
4) GEORGE ORWELL NOVEL
5) TOMMY TUTONE SONG (Jenny, Jenny)
6) JOHN CAGE ‘SONG’ CONSISTING ENTIRELY OF SILENCE
7) HARUKI MURAKAMI BESTSELLER
8) FRACTIONAL FELINI FILM
9) EARLY(ish) SPIELBERG MOVIE
10) STEPHEN KING TIME TRAVEL TALE

1) 0U812
2) 90210
3) 90125
4) 1984
5) 867-5309
6) 4’33”
7) 1Q84
8) 8½
9) 1941
10 11/22/63

I first wrote this quiz the other way around

90215 was originally a solo project for Trevor Rabin, but as more personel from the band “Yes” came on board the project, they eventually decided it would be included as a Yes album. Rabin eventually released a project from some of the original solo demos he had recorded before the others came in. The solo work had a nearly identical album cover, and was called 90124.

I auditioned for a role as a car salesman in the James Franco TV adaptation of Stephen King’s “11/22/63”. Would have spent two solid minutes on screen, just James and me. Sigh.

Thanks,
QM Bill

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