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Thursday, August 02, 2018

The Wiz's Quiz! Uniquely strange and funny quotes

Mark Twain quote
Who said these Uniquely strange and funny quotes

1. Who said, "Aren't we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know, the birth of Santa?"

Ebeneezer Scrooge
Paris Hilton
Bart Simpson
Donald Trump

2. Whose gravestone has the quote "I told you I was ill" engraved on it?

Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan
Peter Sellers
Elizabeth "The Queen Mother"

3. Who said "People who don't think probably don't have brains; rather, they have grey fluff that's blown into their heads by mistake"?

Albert Einstein
Ozzy Osbourne
Margaret Thatcher
Winnie the Pooh

4. "If one synchronised swimmer drowns, do all the rest have to drown too?" Who said this?

Jimmy Durante
Jerry Springer
Steve Martin
Steven Wright

5. Who said, "Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical"?

Babe Ruth
Ty Cobb
Yogi Berra
Tommy Lasorda

6. Who is this attributed to: "Do you still throw spears at each other?"

Prince Charles
Princess Anne
Queen Elizabeth II
Prince Philip

7. Which American writer and humorist said "The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not"?

W.C.Fields
Mark Twain
Erma Bombeck
Will Rogers

8. "Make crime pay. Become a lawyer." Who said this?

Hillary Clinton
Oscar Wilde
Will Rogers
Dan Castellaneta

9. "If my critics saw me walking over the Thames, they would say I couldn't swim." Who said this?

Mother Theresa
Joan of Arc
Doris Day
Margaret Thatcher

10. Who said, "I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam. I looked into the soul of the boy next to me"?

Bill Murray
Steve Martin
Woody Allen
Dean Martin

answers below

1. Bart Simpson
Bart is one of the major characters in the cartoon series "The Simpsons", a perennially funny show that pokes light-hearted fun at all the foibles of the human condition - but one that almost always finishes up with a lesson to be learned by one of the characters. It's an excellent tool for getting messages across by using the gift of laughter.

2. Spike Milligan
Born Terence Alan Patrick Sean Milligan, Spike was an Irish comedian, actor, and writer who is most known perhaps for his work in "The Goon Show" which brought laughter to millions. Spike made it very clear in his will this inscription was what he wanted on his gravestone and his wish was carried out.

3. Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh was created by author A. A. Milne. The first book was published in 1926 and included characters such as Tigger, Kanga, Owl, Eeyore and Piglet. Winnie the Pooh also said "I am a bear of very little brain, and long words bother me".

4. Steven Wright
Steven Wright is an American stand up comic. He has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. In the field of acting, in which he also dabbles, he has won an Oscar, along with fellow producer Dean Parisot, for their film "The Appointments of Dennis Jennings" in which he also starred. In 2008, he was inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame in Boston.

5. Yogi Berra
Over Yogi Berra's career in Major League baseball, he won three MVP awards and a record ten World Series championships while a member of the New York Yankees.

6. Prince Philip
Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, has long been known for making gaffes, particularly on foreign trips. He made this comment to a successful Aboriginal businessman in 2002 when visiting an Aboriginal cultural site in Australia.

7. Mark Twain
Twain's family moved to Hannibal, Missouri, a Mississippi River town, when he was four years old. At age 22 he trained to become a steamboat pilot and convinced his brother Henry to work with him. In 1858 Henry was killed in a steamboat explosion. A month earlier Twain had experienced a dream in which he saw details of his brother's death. He felt responsible for Henry's death for the rest of his life.

8. Will Rogers
Will Rogers was a comedian, film actor in both the silent movies and the talkies, newspaper columnist, and a performer in vaudeville who lived from 1879-1935. Rogers was also of Cherokee descent and said of that, "My ancestors didn't come over on the Mayflower - but they met the boat." Sadly, this very witty and talented man, universally loved, died in a plane crash.

9. Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. In a political world hitherto dominated for the most part by men, the Iron Lady well and truly made her mark. She also said, "Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are - you aren't."

10. Woody Allen
Metaphysics deals with philosophy and thinking external to, and higher than, the everyday reality of mankind. Woody Allen, comic genius, is a very talented writer, comedian, director, actor and musician. The movie most readily associated with his name is "Annie Hall" which he directed and co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. It won four Academy Awards.

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