14 June 2008

Weekend Kneeler Jeopardy



First, a very brief update on the Chesterton conference. I took the kids with me to hear the talk on Chesterton and Pascal: Not All Mathematicians Go Mad. I'm not a mathematician, but it was a mad idea to take a two and four year-old to the conference. I heard Pascal's name mentioned, Jesuits and Jansenists, in between running interference with my kids and eventually bagging the whole idea and heading home.

Made it to the conference after dinner. I mentioned to my husband that it was Father's Day weekend and that meant he should have some bonding time with his kids. I quickly ran out the door before he could muster a retort.

Met up with Ray at the conference and caught the last two talks of the night (Joseph Pearce's, The Orthodoxy of Shakespeare, and Father Longenecker's talk on The Romance of Orthodoxy: Why Heresy is Dull and Deadly. Both talks were excellent. I gained an appreciation for Shakespeare that I hadn't had previously, and enjoyed Father Longenecker's talk, which both Ray and I thought started off slow, but turned into a great presentation - delivered completely using the style and cadence of Chesterton.)

And, Dale Ahlquist is a hoot. He was mentioning that someone from the Wall Street Journal was there, and that, in fact, Chesterton had been quoted in the WSJ that day. And, it was a quote from Orthodoxy, tying in with the 100th anniversary of the book. Dale provided the quote from Orthodoxy that was in the WSJ and a was quickly corrected about the correct quotation. Not missing a beat, Ahlquist quipped with a smirk, that Chesterton had been misquoted in the WSJ...implying that Ahlquist was merely reading the incorrect quotation instead of misquoting Chesterton as the case really was.

Any hoo, on with Jeopardy. Here's one honoring Chesterton's Father Brown, because you might have to do a little sleuthing (not much, I'm sure) to figure this one out.

Category: People in your neighborhood

What do Kitty Kelley, Beverly Cleary, Kyle McLachlan, Dawn Wells, Dale Chihuly, Patrick Duffy, Jean Smart, Julia Sweeney, Richard Karn, Kenny G and Ann Rule have in common?

St. Alex says, place your answer in the form of a question in the combox, say a Hail Holy Queen, while you wait for the answer to be revealed.

Your humble prize for a correct answer is the satisfaction of knowing you are a brainiac!

16 comments:

RJW said...

What is they went to the same high school?

swissmiss said...

Getting warm. Great guess!

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Swissy: Sounds like a great conference! I'm glad your hubby bonded with his offspring. LOL!

Signed
Clueless in Como Park

Kit Brookside said...

All Irish and perhaps baptized in the same church?

swissmiss said...

Kit:
Getting colder (although I don't know if they all are Irish and went to the same Church!). RJW was heading in the right direction...that should narrow the field some.

Anonymous said...

Swiss Miss,

I took my daughters one and two to the talk about Orthodoxy and Sensesiblity on Saturday afternoon. Because we only knew the Jane Austen side of the story, the rest of the talk did not appeal to us much.

Kate

RJW said...

A bit broader. What is from the same town and/or state? (Two answers in one. What a cheater.)

Lee said...

What is they're all from Seattle?

swissmiss said...

Getting close. They weren't all from Seattle, but they must've lived there at one time.

swissmiss said...

Katie:
I've read some of Chesterton's works and have read Orthodoxy twice, but still haven't gotten a good fix on him. I did really like Sara Bowen's talk on Austen. I'd like to hear her speak on the life of Austen and her work instead of making the connections to Chesterton (but it was the Chesterton conference). Is that the only talk you went to?

RJW said...

What is they all went to Seattle U.?

swissmiss said...

RJW:
Not Seattle U...

gemoftheocean said...

What is "Watch out where the Huskies go, don't you eat that yellow snow?"

Apologies to Moon Unit's dad.

Kit Brookside said...

All went to UW?

swissmiss said...

Karen and Kit have it...they all attended the U of Washington!

I knew Patrick Duffy had attended there, but none of the rest. Got an alumni magazine in the mail that listed all of them.

The U of Minnesota can claim Yanni, but that's the only one I know :)

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