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Ulrich Urban - German piano player
Xiomara Xibille - Colombian actress
Yves Yersin - Swiss film producer
List in an alphabetical order of any known operas only and not musicals of any foreign languages other than English.
New Posting: A i d a
Still on the previous game:
(The list of "rules" listed on a previous thread of this game, but not copied across, gave 48 hours as the time that should elapse before skipping "difficult" letters such as "Q" or "X". )
Zoe Zaldana (otherwise known as Zoe Saldana)
Aida is not an English opera, it's Italian. Do translations count?
>10 jbbarret: : Shouldn't jbbarret ( with a Z from the unfinished previous game ) be setting the next game?
sorry, i forgot to say that; I just found interesting to exclude anything but English and then starting Italian.
jbbarret go ahead, please
(I also found that statement about "any foreign languages other than English" somewhat ambiguous. e.g. was it only referring to musicals rather to both operas and musicals?)
over to jbb
Alphabetic list of titles of poems, with the poet's name and the first one or two lines.
Poem to be written in English although the title need not be. e.g. Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est" would qualify as the language of the poem is English.
Established, published poets, with listing(s) on LT only.
Poet need not be in alphabetical order.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
"Mystery of mysteries,
Faintly smiling Adeline,"
Ballad of the Long-legged Bait
The bows glided down, and the coast
Blackened with birds took a last look
Cliche Came Out of its Cage
Clive Staples Lewis
You said 'The world is going back to Paganism'.
Oh bright Vision! I saw our dynasty in the bar of the House
by Rupert Brooke
Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead!
There's none of these so lonely and poor of old,
W B Yeats
Your eyes that once were never weary of mine
Are bowed in sorrow under pendulous lids,
For Each Ecstatic Moment
For each ecstatic instant
We must an anguish pay
In keen and quivering ration
To the ecstasy.
You may talk o' gin and beer
When you're quartered safe out 'ere,
By Algernon Charles Swinburne
I AM that which began;
Out of me the years roll;
Out of me God and man;
I am equal and whole;
I am - yet what I am none cares or knows;
My friends forsake me like a memory lost:
I am the self-consumer of my woes -
They rise and vanish in oblivious host,
Justine, You Love Me Not!
John Godfrey Saxe
I know, Justine, you speak me fair
As often as we meet;
The Kind Ghosts
She sleeps on soft, last breaths; but no ghost looms
Out of the stillness of her palace wall,
Her wall of boys on boys and dooms on dooms.
John Kendrick Bangs
WORRY stalked along the road,
Trouble sneaking after;
Musee des Beaux Arts
W. H. Auden
About suffering they were never wrong,
The old Masters: how well they understood
Its human position: how it takes place
While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along
New Love, New Life
She, who so long has lain
Stone-stiff with folded wings,
Within my heart again
The brown bird wakes and sings.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Thou wert not, Cassius, and thou couldst not be,
"Last of the Romans," - though thy memory claim
From Brutus his own glory, and on thee
Rests the full splendour of his sacred fame;
A Plain Life
William Henry Davies
No idle gold -- since this fine sun, my friend,
Is no mean miser, but doth freely spend.
Adam Lindsay Gordon
Two years ago I was thinking
On the changes that years bring forth;
Now I stand where I then stood drinking
The gust and the salt sea froth;
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
... Finally, what is Reason ? You have often asked me ; and this is my
Whene'er the mist, that stands 'twixt God and thee,
Sublimates to a pure transparency,
That intercepts no light and adds no stain--
There Reason is, and then begins her reign !
A Subaltern's Love Song
Miss J. Hunter Dunn, Miss J. Hunter Dunn,
Furnish'd and burnish'd by Aldershot sun,
What strenuous singles we played after tea,
We in the tournament - you against me!
Thy Faithfulness, Lord
Thy faithfulness, Lord, Each moment we find,
So true to thy word, So loving and kind!
Thy mercy so tender To all the lost race,
The vilest offender May turn and find grace.
When, soul in soul reflected,
We breathed an æthered air,
When we neglected
All things elsewhere
A Vision upon the Fairy Queen
Methought I saw the grave where Laura lay,
Within that temple where the vestal flame
Was wont to burn; and, passing by that way,
To see that buried dust of living fame,
Vitae Summa Brevis
They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
Love and desire and hate:
I think they have no portion in us after
We pass the gate.
Woods In Winter
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When Winter winds are piercing chill,
And through the hawthorn blows the gale,
With solemn feet I tread the hill
That overbrows the lonely vale.
What, have I waked again? I never thought
To see the rosy dawn, or ev'n this grey,
Dull, solemn stillness, ere the dawn has come.
The lamp burns low; low burns the lamp of life:
The Young British Soldier
When the 'arf-made recruity goes out to the East
'E acts like a babe an' 'e drinks like a beast,
An' 'e wonders because 'e is frequent deceased
Ere 'e's fit for to serve as a soldier.
The Zeroes-taught us-Phosphorous
The Zeroes-taught us-Phosphorous-
We learned to like the Fire
By playing Glaciers-when a Boy-
And Tinder-guessed-by power
Alphabetical list of place names in songs.
No skipping of difficult letters (especially Z) for 48 hours.
On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe - Judy Garland
I fell in love with you watching Casablanca
by Bertie Higgins
Both at the same time there
Finchley Central -THE NEW VAUDEVILLE BAND
The Girl from Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto, Joao Gilberto and Stan Getz
New York, New York - from "On the Town" - Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Jules Munshin
Si j'avais les ailes d'un ange
Je partirais pour Québec
Si j'avais des lumières sur mon bike - Robert Charlebois
In "I've Been Everywhere", of which there were several versions (in the 1960s?) for different countries: in the U.K. version: Yettington
"I’ve been everywhere man I’ve been everywhere man
Crossed the borders, swear man, I breathed the mountain air man
Of travel I’ve had my share man I’ve been everywhere
I’ve been to:
Isle of Man Ickston Ladybank Abersford Westminster Layenham Sanderseed Steeple Mord
Pickingham Earlswood BakerStreet Portsmouth
Harleston Oldenham Pontefract Exemouth
Peterlee Titchfield Backwoth Yettington
Watford Verwood Fleetward O my Lord"
I know Yettington hasn't the glamour of Broadway, Casablanca, Ipanema, Pasadea, Rio, San Fransisco, Vermont, and all the rest, to say nothing of Xanadu, but I had to post it to make sure that somebody else gets "Z" and starts the next game. And NO SKIPPING, (you know who you are), there are answers.
Looked at that link and can't see it as a song. And is it a place, like New York, London and Rio etc. are places? It's not in my atlas.
Komm, nimm mich mit nach Zürich. Ganz egal wo ich auch bin,
ich will dort immer wieder hin. - Markus Horvath
Let's hunt down the last letter of an author's (sur)name:
A - Franz Kafka
Q - Peter Irniq
not exactly a writer - but Inuit literature is rare anyway
Oh crud! Didn't think that one through!
So it may be too easy for you guys, but lets try author's middle names.
So to start, A is for Anthony, as in Piers Anthony Jacob.
F - Christian Friedrich Spittler (founder of Chrischona Missions)
X - Frank Xavier Braun (only appears to have one book, but there are not many X's)
New game, hoping this topic hasn't been done before:
Crud, must have posted at much the same time as Paulstalder, so I'll do L.
The Leith, flows through Otago university.
Zambezi - southern Africa
New game: Famous people who were assassinated or murdered.
Benigno Aquino (1983) - Philippine politician, whose widow Corazon later became president
Kurt Eisner (1919) - minister-president of Bavaria; assassinated while on his way to Parliament to submit his resignation
Tsuyoshi Inukai (1932) - prime minister of Japan
ETA: disregard, simulposted
Kamal Jumblatt (1977) - Lebanese statesman
John F. Kennedy (1963) - President of the U.S.A.
Robert F. Kennedy (1968) - Presidential candidate, U.S.A.
Abraham Lincoln (1865) - President of the U.S.A.
(that's got the ones that everyboby knows out of the way)
Jean-Paul Marat (1793) - political theorist and scientist - murdered in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday - painted by Jacques-Louis David
Gabriel Narutowicz (1922) - president of Poland; assassinated in an art museum (by an artist) just five days after taking office
John Paul Oulu (2009) - Kenya "Wikileaks-related human rights activist"
Spencer Perceval (1812) - the only British prime minister to be assassinated
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (1995) - Mexican-US singer, shot dead in Corpus Christi, Texas
George Lincoln Rockwell (1967) - founder of the American Nazi Party
Peter Stolypin (1911 September 14), Russian Prime Minister, killed in theater in Kiev
Leon Trotsky (1940) - Russian revolutionary, stabbed with an ice pick on Stalin's orders.
(Do assassination attempts count?) -- This one resulted in permanent disability, though the victim eventtually went back into a more moderate politics.)
George C. Wallace
(D, AL, later A, AL, later D again) right-wing politician; shot in a parking lot in Maryland in 1972. The would-be assassin, Arthur Bremer was released in the past few years.
Malcolm X (1965) - black Muslim leader shot preparing to give a speech in Manhattan
Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev (2004) - former separatist president of Chechnya; killed by a bomb in Qatar
#200: very good. I had to think about that ONE.
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looks good for Z Roland, but #210 only completes X
still waiting for a Y entry
yards..... thus completing math terms.
sorry for the interruption!
I can't imagine why I overlooked the Y-word.
(Maybe the presence of Y in "X-Y Axis" (210).
I'm deleting 213 and 214, as I guess they can be ignored now. Awaiting the Y-word.
Words and phrases used in writing about Literature.
No Authors. No Titles. Just terms.
e.g. Byronic, Shakespearean, Elizabethan, rhyme, workshop production, Agrarians, epic, (Words derived from proper names are okay, but leave actual proper names, and book titles, out of it.)
"- - Facetiae and Satire"*
*phrase that the Library Of Congress used to attach to many
subject headings. I think they stopped using it some years (or was it decades?) ago. I miss it.
"Is 229 a simulpost or two?" (230)
The timing says that 229 missed being the entry for F (227) by one minute. Of course 227 wasn't yet on the screen when I wrote 229.
*Anyone need the answer to a Trivia question: "What word has
exactly twice the number of vowels that it has of consonants?" ?
NEXT Series: Counties (U. S. or the non-U. S. equivalent --shires, districts, etc.
ADD the STATe or other larger unitʻs name.
EXCLUDED: Counties that are better known as the name of a particular city: e.g. Honolulu, Denver, San Francisco
Bezirk Dorneck, Solothurn (district of Dorneck in the canton of Solothurn, Switzerland)
otherwise known as 'Black-Boys-Country' Schwarzbubenland (to black means to smuggle)
Emalahleni Local Municipality, Chris Hani District, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Okcheon County (Okcheon-gun), North Chungcheong Province, South Korea.
Washington County- In Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia or Wisconsin - It is the most common name for US counties.
Xingu Prelature, Northern Brazil
A Google ref. says" U. S. counties begin with all letters of the alphabet EXCEPT X."
(Does everyone have a 'Z' ready to complete the sequence, and all waiting for someone to provide a 'Y' ?)
Celebrities FIRST names, alphabetical: (of alternate fields)
An A - Z of celebrtiesʻ first names; downʻt matter how
mundane or unusual. Nicknames or r eal names are ok. BUT make every other entry a DIFFERENT KIND of celebrity:
If A is from show business or entertainment; make B from
religion, politics, or military. THEN >BACK to show biz, ent., and so on, alternating. e.g. A: Arthur Godfrey, radio MC; >
B: Bob Dole, senator. > C: Carl Reiner, TV MC >
Diana, Princess of Wales . . . . .
(>278 rolandperkins:: Interestingly that touchstone for "Arthur Godfrey" links to "The Emperor Arthur by Godfrey Edmund Turton". Might be the basis for a new game.)
What are you starting us off with Roland? Is it Arthur G ?
". . .starting us off with. . ." (279)
AGNES Turnbull, novelist*
NEXT celeb category: any, except literature: B
*b t w, "celebrities" AT any time is ok; they donʻt have to be celebrities in Good standing today.
Bindon Blood, soldier, (General Sir Bindon Blood), 1842-1940, 80 years on the Army List, wrote his biography when he was still only 90. Descended from Colonel Blood who attempted to steal the crown jewels.
Dizzy Gillespie 1917 – 1993, jazz trumpet player, bandleader, singer, and composer
Dale Alexander baseball; considered a very under-rated hitter,
American League, 1930s,
but had only a short, spectacular career.
Next: ANy category but sports: E
Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 – October 19, 1950) was an American lyrical poet, playwright and feminist.
Franz Josef Strauss (6 September 1915 – 3 October 1988) a German politician
Henry Alfred Kissinger 56th Secretary of State of the United States from 1973 to 1977
Isaac Newton (1642-1727) - warden of the Royal Mint; inventor of the dog-flap door for his dog Diamond; inventor of reeded edges on coins to prevent coin-clipping; occasionally dabbled in physics and mathematics
James Stuart, aka James II, monarch of England and Scotland, 1670s
a Catholic, he was ousted by his son-in-law, Protestant prince William of Orange, who ruled with Jamesʻs daughter Mary
as William III, and the reign is usually called the reign of "William AND MARY". James sponsored colonies -- Catholic in Maryland and Quaker in Pennsylvania.
NEXT category: any but political: K
Katharine Hepburn (1907 –2003), actress, and also a bit of a writer whose books include "The Making of the African Queen: Or How I Went to Africa With Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind"
Next L, but not entertainment or writing
Louis Farrakhan, politician, Muslim evangelist
NEXT: any category except religion or politics: M
Michel Legrand , French musical composer, arranger, conductor, pianist
Next: N. Not in any way connected with music
Nomar Garciaparra - baseball player, Boston Red Sox and some other teams later on.
Noted for hitting two grand slams in the same game in his home park. Married to Mia Hamm, of US Olympic women's soccer fame.
Next: no sports....
Quentin Jerome Tarantino born March 27, 1963 is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and actor.
Spiro Theodore Agnew (November 9, 1918 – September 17, 1996) was the 39th Vice President of the United States (1969–1973), serving under President Richard Nixon.
Tom Mix (1880 – 1940), American film actor, star of many early Westerns.
Wilkie Collins (1824 – 1889), English novelist, considered to be the originator of the detective genre of fiction.
I see that skoobdo has attempted to sabotage this game before it completes, as he has before.
But let's continue:
Yul Brynner (1920 – 1985) stage and film actor.
The last letter of the names of literary characters.
This would normally be the last letter of the surname unless the character was only known by one name (e.g. Julia in Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare)
There should be few reasons for skipping letters, certainly no skipping of Q, X, Y or Z
Allow at least 24 hours before skipping anything
Count Dracula, in Dracula, by Bram Stoker
OK- You two have driven me away from the game. It is supposed to be fun, not an ego trip and competitive urination contest for one or two people.
Enjoy it- No one eles is.
Hands up - I admit it, it has been competitive. Sorry if you felt elbowed out.
But anyone else could join in at any time. I'm switching off for a few hours, if that's any help.
~319: Will sit out a few turns if that is the general feeling of what is expected.
Jenny Wren : a character in Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Don Camillo from The Little World of Don Camillo and other books by Giovannino Guareschi
Philip Pirrip, nickname Pip, in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Augustus Snodgrass, one of the Pickwickians in The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (The Pickwick Papers) by Charles Dickens
Alyosha Karamazov from The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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