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Zinester weekly quiz

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



This mid 19th century trapeze artist is today known for dance clothes! Name the dance clothes he's known for. Clue there is a classic song all about him.



IS

Leotards worn by Jules Leotard. He is also the subject of the song, "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze". For a great version of the song see "It Happened One Night" bus scene.



We had no winners seems your brains were up… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 2, 2010 at 10:48am — No Comments

Q and A with NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman (Musea E-mail Club #500

This effects all zinesters too.



Rocco Landesman, the Chairman of the NEA, National Endowments for the arts, was a guest on the Diane Rehm Show 1/25/10. The guest host was Susan Page. I emailed a comment, Page read it, and Landesman answered it. Here's the exchange



Susan Page: Here is a question you may like less well. It's from Tom... It's an email from Tom Hendricks who identifies himself as the editor of the web magazine Musea and he says,



"The NEA should get… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 28, 2010 at 8:41pm — No Comments

WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



This giant hit song was the first real smash to use the pitch correction software. Name it. Good Luck!



IS

Cher's 1998 mega hit "Believe". It sold over 10 million, hit number one on the charts and made her the oldest female artist at 52 to reach #1.

She didn't need the pitch correction or auto tune, but when the bonehead record execs wanted her to dump the cool effect, she refused. Sadly… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 26, 2010 at 11:27am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 1/14/10

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



During the early '80's this was the first university level course on comedy writing! Name the University and the course.

Note the final exam was a performance before an audience!



IS

Humor Writing at the Ohio University. The course was created by Professor Mel Helitzer.



I had no correct answers. Seems y'all missed the punch line on this one.



I don’t

dumb… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 14, 2010 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Now It's Your Turn (E-mail Club #499)

I've said plenty over the years. It's time to hear from you.



By doing nothing you, reader, support the status quo. You encourage the bad radio and the generic rock on it, you encourage more formula TV and sequel films, you block any change in theater, dance, or the visual arts, you prevent fair reviews for all artists, and keep at bay just about any thing progressive in the arts. You support the worst of corporate art and oppose the best of the independent artists in every kind of… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 10, 2010 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Zinester Quiz for Art Smarts 1/5/10

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



There is one Mother Goose rhyme that is written in Limerick form. Name it!



IS

Hickory Dickory Dock. It's in the aabba limerick form



I had no eligible winners. Hickory Dickory NOT!



I don’t

dumb down,

so please

wise up.



Now on to a new Q.:



Win a copy of

my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! - (first anti-band CD) or

my NEWER cd CALLED… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 5, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments

Zinester Quiz for Art Smarts (12.21.09)

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



The actor in the space opera began saying his part:

"Engines on! Countdown begins! 10,9,8,... LINE!"



But seriously though, what FILM invented the countdown?



IS

Countdown was first used by the 1929 German science fiction movie "Die Frau im Mond" by Fritz Lang to increase the drama of the launch sequence of the story's lunar rocket, says wikipedia.



I had no… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 21, 2009 at 10:20am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 12/15/09

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



This noted writer left Russia for America, moved to

Hollywood, met Cecil B. DeMille and became an extra on his film

"King of Kings". There she met and later married another bit player

in the film, before her visa could run out! Name her.



IS

Ayn Rand



I had no winner.

Seems the Fountainhead was dry on this one.



I don’t

dumb down,

so… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 15, 2009 at 11:26am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #495 NPR Has Some Explaining to Do

NPR, National Public Radio, has some explaining to do.



Finally after many delays, NPR has published its sponsor and donor list for 2008.

There are 45 sponsors that are major music, film, television, media, and publishing companies. Their donations range from under $50 thousand, up to a half a million. Here's the list.

http://www.npr.org/about/annualreports/NPRSponsorsDonors08.pdf



This… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 14, 2009 at 9:42am — No Comments

Chirstmas Issue, Christmas Card, Christmas Carol

Hi Reader,



It's Holiday time and here's a

Christmas Story

Christmas Card

Christmas Carol



My new issue of Musea is out this week. Issue #172 is my annual

Christmas short story. Take a ride with my main character the artist

named Barty and see where it leads!

Send an SASE to me and I'll send you a free copy while they last.



I've also made a Christmas VIDEO greeting card for all my readers.

It has one of my art works as the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 3, 2009 at 9:55am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest - Thanksgiving Week

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



The celebrated singer Vikki Carr has sung for five US Presidents.

When she was at the White House during the Ford administration, she

asked the president "What Mexican dish do you like?"

What was his response?



IS

"I like you!" Replied the President.





I had no winner.

It must NOT be him.



I don’t

dumb down,

so please

wise… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on November 23, 2009 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Musea Email Club #492 5TH CD, Facebook, and 2,500 Friends

Dear Reader,



This week its all about in house news.



While I'm working on my annual Christmas Story - this year titled "Chess Sets", I've got some in house news for you.



You can now hear the entire new 5TH CD at hunkasaurus.com. Matthew has

posted it there for all to hear. Go by punch the music button, then the 5th button and listen to any or all of the songs. Let me know what you think. And if you can listen on headphones!



I, as of today, am now… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on November 19, 2009 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #490 Nice Party All

Reader,



Thanks to all who came online for the '5-th' CD release party last Thursday. It was fun to see and talk with many of you.

The CD is now officially out and will be posted back up on the musea.us website within a week or two for anyone anywhere to hear it. For those who want a CD with a collectible cover etc., you can get a copy from me. (I'll be glad to sign it if requested).



For those who missed the party, here is the song line up for the new CD.



1.… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on November 11, 2009 at 11:46am — No Comments

Zinester Quiz for Art Smarts

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



This 1930 groundbreaking book of literary criticism

centers on a list of different types of ambiguity.

Name book and author.



IS

Seven Types of Ambiguity, by William Empson. This for me

was the most sophisticated look at literature I've ever seen.

Definitely a book for the advanced lit lover!



The prize winner was George, from Scarborough Ontario,… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on November 9, 2009 at 9:24am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 11/2/09

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



Where is the largest zine collection in the world,

and who donated it? There are over 10,000 zines!!!



IS

New York State Library. It was donated by Mike Gunderloy

He founded Factsheet Five in 1982. It became THE magazine

of zine reviews. And a zine explosion followed.



I had no correct answers. Seems ya'll were too busy writing

an intro to your zine, about why your… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on November 2, 2009 at 9:37am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 10/26/09 Zinesters -test your art smarts

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



Everybody loves board games right? Well apparently not.

Every major ancient civilization created board games

except TWO. Name either one for the prize.



IS

According to the book "Celebrating Board Games" by Chertoff, and Kahn,

is Australian Aborigenes and the Eskimos.



I had no correct answers. Seems ya'll were either too caught up in

nose kissing or boomeranging to… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 26, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 10/12/09

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



What is not a pipe? Clue - there is only one correct answer.



IS

The surrealist masterpiece painting by Rene Magritte with the English translated title that " This Is not a pipe". The painting shows a

painting of a pipe with the words 'ceci n'est pas une pipe" under it.

The idea being it is a picture of a pipe not a real pipe. A koan

of sorts!



I had no winner. I am… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 12, 2009 at 10:57am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #487 Banned Books is Kid's Stuff

Reader,



Scenario: I've got a copy of the 'Secret Garden' that I loved reading as a child. IF I give this copy to a child now in 2009 .... I've broken the law and can face a $100,000 fine or time in jail. And sadly I am not kidding.

No, 2009 is not 1984, but it seems close. This is so outrageous that I wonder how it got past America? But it did. And it's the law.



The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), is a law passed by congress in August 2008 in response… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 6, 2009 at 10:48am — 1 Comment

Muse Art Contest 10/5/09

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



We are looking at a portrait. There is nothing in it

but the person's face, neck and upper shoulders.

What are the first three things

you (or anyone) look at - and in order please.



IS

Eyes, lips, nose.



I had no winner. You all seemed to have loss face on this one.



Also the week before's contest winner has been confirmed. It was

Tony from St. Leonard,… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 5, 2009 at 9:46pm — No Comments

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