Archive for the ‘About New York City’ Category

Another Four Answers from Jeopardy!

July 26, 2021

Some answers in Jeopardy! categories during the past month related to New York City; the categories and answers are shown below.  Let’s see if you know the questions:

New York City:  Bright new lighting installed in 1880 on a street that crosses Manhattan diagonally led to this 3-word nickname.

Journalists:  In 1833 this “shining” New York newspaper established the penny press & George Wisner was its first reporter.

Journalists:  Matt Bai, Judith Crist & Steve Kroft have been honored as distinguished alumni of this university’s School of Journalism.

Channel Islands:  Just imagine the crossover episode of “Elementary” & “Friends”, as both took place primarily on this island.

Think you know them?  Leave a comment if you do; I’ll share the questions with you in a future post!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/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

Death Under Jones Beach (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Questions to How Well Do You Know Broadway?

July 19, 2021

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “Biblical Broadway” I posted a couple of weeks ago:

  1. Alan Alda & Barbara Harris played this couple in the first part of “The Apple Tree.”. – Who are Adam & Eve?
  2. Richard Rodgers’ musical “Two by Two” is is about this Old Testament man.  – Who is Noah?
  3. A 20-minute cantata by Tim Rice & this British composer became “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”   – Who is Andrew Lloyd Webber?
  4. Paddy Chayefsky’s “Gideon” is based on this “occupational” book of the Old Testament. – What is Judges?
  5. John the Baptist & Judas are played by the same actor in this 1970s Broadway musical with a one-word title.  – What is “Godspell?”

I reverted to my typical musical knowledge, getting three correct; how did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/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

Death Under Jones Beach (under construction)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know New York City?

July 12, 2021

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

  1. Kevin James rules: “The King of ______”.
  2. JLo charms the room: “Maid in ______”.
  3. Steve Buscemi & Bill Burr are firefighters:  “The King of ______  _______”.
  4. DeNiro’s directorial debut: “A _______ Tale”.
  5. Eddie Murphy sinks his teeth into a role: “Vampire in _______”.

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/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

Death Under Jones Beach (under construction)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know Broadway?

June 26, 2021

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

  1. Alan Alda & Barbara Harris played this couple in the first part of “The Apple Tree.”.
  2. Richard Rodgers’ musical “Two by Two” is is about this Old Testament man.
  3. A 20-minute cantata by Tim Rice & this British composer became “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
  4. Paddy Chayefsky’s “Gideon” is based on this “occupational” book of the Old Testament.
  5. John the Baptist & Judas are played by the same actor in this 1970s Broadway musical with a one-word title.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/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

Death Under Jones Beach (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Questions to How Well Do You Know Broadway?

May 24, 2021

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “Broadway Bound” I posted last week:

  1. In 188 this “Material Girl” decided to “Take a Bow” in “Speed the Plow” on Broadway. – Who is Madonna?
  2. Songs in this show include “Der Guten Tag Hop-Clop” & “Where Did We Go Right?”  – What is “The Producers?”
  3. “A divine musical comedy” boasted the Broadway show based on this movie in which Whoopi Goldberg donned a nun’s habit.   – What is “Sister Act?”
  4. In 1992, after a long run as a sexy villain on TV’s “Dynasty,” she made her Broadway debut in a Noel Coward play. – Who is Joan Collins?
  5. In 1966 this writer had 4 shows running simultaneously on Broadway, including “Barefoot in the Park.”  – Who is Neil Simon?

I surprised myself again, getting all five correct; how did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/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

Death Under Jones Beach (under construction)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know Broadway?

May 17, 2021

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

  1. In 188 this “Material Girl” decided to “Take a Bow” in “Speed the Plow” on Broadway.
  2. Songs in this show include “Der Guten Tag Hop-Clop” & “Where Did We Go Right?”
  3. “A divine musical comedy” boasted the Broadway show based on this movie in which Whoopi Goldberg donned a nun’s habit.
  4. In 1992, after a long run as a sexy villain on TV’s “Dynasty,” she made her Broadway debut in a Noel Coward play.
  5. In 1966 this writer had 4 shows running simultaneously on Broadway, including “Barefoot in the Park.”

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/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

Death Under Jones Beach (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Questions to How Well Do You Know Broadway?

April 26, 2021

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “Broadway Musicals” I posted a couple of weeks ago:

  1. In the roles of Diva Donna, Disco Donna, and Duckling Donna, 3 actresses played this 1970s singer in a 2018 show. – Who is Donna Summer?
  2. For this show Dustin Collette took the role Dewey Finn, played by Jack Black in a 2003 movie.  – What is “School of Rock?”
  3. In 1973 [Christopher Plummer] sang the closing number “I Never Loved You,” playing with panache, this heroic Frenchman in Anthony Burgess’s musical of the famous play.   – Who is Cyrano de Bergerac?
  4. “The Morning of the Dragon” was one of the songs from this Puccini-based Broadway musical. – What is “Miss Saigon?”
  5. Set in a royal castle, “Once Upon a Mattress” is a musical based on this fairy tale.  – What is “The Princess and the Pea?”

Typical of my Broadway knowledge, I only got four correct; how did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/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

Death Under Jones Beach (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Living in a Thermos?

April 19, 2021

On St. Marks Avenue in Brooklyn is an ordinary looking 80-year old apartment building complete with red bricks, fire escapes, and currently undergoing renovations, a common sight in New York.  But the building is anything but ordinary.

The refinished building is airtight – like a Thermos – with extra insulation and triple-glazed windows, resulting in about 70 percent less energy usage than other comparable buildings.  And it has become quite trendy, with dozens of airtight buildings around the city.

It sounds very eco-friendly in terms of energy conservation.  But I guess the days of opening the windows to let in some fresh Spring air are gone…

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/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

Death Under Jones Beach (under construction)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know Broadway?

April 12, 2021

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

  1. In the roles of Diva Donna, Disco Donna, and Duckling Donna, 3 actresses played this 1970s singer in a 2018 show.
  2. For this show Dustin Collette took the role Dewey Finn, played by Jack Black in a 2003 movie.
  3. In 1973 [Christopher Plummer] sang the closing number “I Never Loved You,” playing with panache, this heroic Frenchman in Anthony Burgess’s musical of the famous play.
  4. “The Morning of the Dragon” was one of the songs from this Puccini-based Broadway musical.
  5. Set in a royal castle, “Once Upon a Mattress” is a musical based on this fairy tale.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/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

Death Under Jones Beach (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Questions to How Well Do You Know Brooklyn?

March 24, 2021

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “Brooklyn ‘99” I posted last month:

  1. In 1899 this gangster-to-be was born in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard section; no reports of any scars on his face. – Who is Al Capone?
  2. As it was shedding concrete, this alliterative structure was “Falling Down” in the subject of a 1999 article.  – What is the Brooklyn Bridge?
  3. This sitting president visited Brooklyn in 1899 & cabled Admiral Dewey on the anniversary of his triumph in the Philippines.  – Who is McKinley?
  4. In 1899 the Brooklyn Superbas won the National League pennant; 100 years later, they’d have moved far away and become this team. – Who are the Los Angeles Dodgers?
  5. In 1999 this novel about h Tourette’s by Brooklyn native Jonathan Lethem was the basis of a 2019 Edward Norton film.  – What is “Motherless Brooklyn?”

Even though I was born in Brooklyn, I only got three of them correct; how did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/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

Death Under Jones Beach (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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