Tuesday, October 24, 2006
I hope everyone had fun with the quiz! We certainly received a record number of telegrams here at the Pendarvis Building, so it seems to have struck a nerve in the heartland. The answers are as follows: 3, 6, 7, and 9 were from Ionesco; the remainder were from GREEN ACRES. Congratulations to everyone who guessed correctly! Unfortunately, we can only have one winner. Several "blog" fans pointed out that #9 actually occurred in Ionesco's novel THE HERMIT, rather than one of his plays, as the rules indicated. Kudos! An extra point for all of you! But ONLY Harriet McKeon's whippersnappers at Theodore Christian School noticed the trick "HERMIT" question AND the similarity between Ionesco's play THE BALD SOPRANO (Question #7) and the episode of GREEN ACRES in which Lisa forgets Oliver but remembers Hank Kimball (Alvy Moore, pictured). With that in mind, we congratulate Mrs. McKeon and the entire fifth-grade class... or as we now call them, our "littlest interns"! You should have already received three dozen sacks of mail previously delivered to the Pendarvis Building, anonymous letters which for various reasons must be sorted according to subject matter and turned over to the proper authorities. Have fun!