Dark Bilious Vapors

But how could I deny that I possess these hands and this body, and withal escape being classed with persons in a state of insanity, whose brains are so disordered and clouded by dark bilious vapors....
--Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy: Meditation I

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02/07/2005: Trivia answers....

1) About 10 years ago, in February of 1995, then-Senator Bob Dole attempted to block U.S. aid to Turkey. What action did the then-mayor of Izmir, Turkey, Burhanettin Ozfatura, order in protest?
A ban on the sale of Dole bananas in the city.

2) The University of Virginia's School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers a degree of "Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies". What did it used to be called, and why was the name changed?
It used to be "Bachelor of Liberal Studies", and the name was changed to avoid objections by conservatives.

3) Let's identify a few stars. What is the name by which each of these individuals is better known:

a) Allen Stewart Konigsberg
b) Edward Richard Gibson
c) Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko
d) Louise Veronica Ciccone
e) Roy Harold Scherer Jr.
f) Daisy Juliette Baker
g) Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg
h) Richard Henry Sellers
i) Mary Margaret Morgan
j) Murray Langston

a) Woody Allen
b) Hoot Gibson
c) Natalie Wood
d) Madonna
e) Rock Hudson
f) Margaret Dumont ("the Fifth Marx Brother", from her many appearances in their films)
g) Jean-Claude Van Damme (aka "Muscles from Brussels")
h) Peter Sellers
i) Jaye P. Morgan
k) The Unknown Comic

Len on 02.07.05 @ 09:08 PM CST

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