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    reveal's Daily Trivia 9.3.10

    Labor Day weekend edition!

    1) In Renaissance days, what were the doppio, the canary, the galliard, and the tordion? Answered

    2) How long – in pages – are the British Standards Institution’s specifications for preparing a proper cup of tea? Answered

    3) What 1968 Hollywood Cold War thriller was such a favorite of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes that he watched it repeatedly – at least 150 times – in his declining years? Answered

    4) What was the intent behind the first Labor Day parade, held in New York City in 1882? Answered
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    Quote Originally Posted by reveal View Post
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    Labor Day weekend edition!

    1) In Renaissance days, what were the doppio, the canary, the galliard, and the tordion?
    Having danced galliards myself, I'll assume they were all dances.
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    Having danced galliards myself, I'll assume they were all dances.
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    4) What was the intent behind the first Labor Day parade, held in New York City in 1882?
    It was meant to promote unionization and organized labor. The three-day weekend would have really pissed those guys off.

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    2) None. Please tell me that this is a trick question and that there isn't actually a BSI document on how to make a cup of tea...
    3) Ice Station Zebra?
    Robin Williams: "In England, if you commit a crime, the police don't have a gun and you don't have a gun. If you commit a crime, the police will say, 'Stop, or I'll say stop again.'"

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    3) The Manchurian Candidate.

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    3) Ice Station Zebra?
    Correct!

    Ice Station Zebra, starring Rock Hudson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reveal View Post
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    Correct!

    Ice Station Zebra, starring Rock Hudson.
    Weird - I have no idea where I heard that, but it just popped into my head when I read the question. Memory is a funny thing!
    Robin Williams: "In England, if you commit a crime, the police don't have a gun and you don't have a gun. If you commit a crime, the police will say, 'Stop, or I'll say stop again.'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by reveal View Post
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    Labor Day weekend edition!


    4) What was the intent behind the first Labor Day parade, held in New York City in 1882?
    I want to say it was in solidarity and to protest the death of some striking workers (Miners, I believe) at the hands of US military.

    --Father and Great uncle worked for the AFL-CIO spikey

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    I want to say it was in solidarity and to protest the death of some striking workers (Miners, I believe) at the hands of US military.
    I'm thinking more in commemoration of the Haymarket Riot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by thud13x View Post
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    I want to say it was in solidarity and to protest the death of some striking workers (Miners, I believe) at the hands of US military.

    --Father and Great uncle worked for the AFL-CIO spikey
    Not miners. Pullman workers. Grover Cleveland instituted the holiday for the reason you stated.

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    #2 - I'm going to guess 5 pages.
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    2. 13 pages.
    4. Protesting immigrants.
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    2 I believe it is six pages.

    4 I am going to say to celebrate laborers and to protest working conditions I believe they were asking for less hours more pay.

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    4. To educate people about labor unions and their purpose.

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