Archive for March, 2017

Quam te bene nosse Latin?

March 24, 2017

One of the categories on a recent Jeopardy! episode was “Broadway Shows in Latin.”  Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each.  I’ll give those questions in a future post:

  1. Homo Musicus.
  2. Feles.
  3. Mea Domina Bella.
  4. Quadragesimus Secundus Vicus.
  5. Caligae Torquentes.

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

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My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2017

st-patricks-parade

This seems to be an appropriate time to write about St. Patrick’s Day, so I will.  Today is the national holiday of Ireland, and celebrates the life of Saint Patrick, a Christian missionary who lived in the 4th and 5th centuries.  It began as a religious holiday, and became a public holiday in 1903.  The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held in Boston in 1737, but the longest-running and largest parade is in New York, which has run every year since 1762, and today attracts two million spectators and 150,000 marchers.  And green is the color of choice, with a river dyed green in Chicago, a canal in Indianapolis, and fountains in Savannah.  Even those not of Irish ancestry participate in the festivities (in fact, I’ve gone to several “St. Paddy’s Day” parties in the past few years, and I’ve got only one connection – McCracken – and that name hails from Northern Ireland).  So regardless of your background, enjoy!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

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My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Questions for Another Three Answers from Jeopardy!

March 8, 2017

Empire State Building

The final answers on a few Jeopardy! episodes during the past several months related to New York City; the categories and answers are shown below.  Let’s see if you know the questions:

Broadway Musicals:  Winner of a Tony for Best Musical, it culminates with an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. – What is “Jersey Boys?”

Broadway Musicals:  “Iowa Stubborn” was the second song heard in this show when it opened on Broadway in 1957. – What is “The Music Man?”

NYC TV:  In 2010, in its fourth season, this TV show shifted its primary setting to 6th Avenue, 2 blocks west. – What is “Mad Men?”

My limited knowledge of musicals has struck again, as I got only the third one correct.  How dod you do?

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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