Thursday, February 12, 2009

The One-Question Stiff Beer Quiz

Which author said this and about whom? The second blank is hard to fill, I know.
"_____has an extraordinary ability to make a _______hoot and sing like angels on a Saturday night, exhausted from being good all week and needing a stiff beer."


J. Alfred Prufrock said...

For lack of any better idea, I'd say "Mark Knopfler" and "guitar" for the blanks.

The writer ... Updike? (Because he was in the news)

Now tell us already.


Anonymous said...

Norman Mailer on JD Salinger?

At any rate, the comment sounds seriously Mailer-ish. And he wouldn't pay Updike even a half-compliment.

The second blank is "sentence" or "story."

Anonymous said...

On second thought, it could just as well be Truman Capote.

But the subject would still be Salinger and the second blank,"sentence."

I await your revelation.

km said...

JAP: Not bad at all. The guitarist is Mark Knopfler. The author in question is Douglas Adams. The second blank is "Schecter Custom Stratocaster".

Anon: Looks like we need a Dead American Writers quiz :)