It's been a year and 11 months since our last Quiz and Puzzle Issue, and in that time our unchallenged minds have become dull. Simple concepts are hard to understand, big words are frightening and we can't remember where we put our stash (of pens, of course). But perhaps the challenges that lie within this issue can renew our brains as well as yours, restoring them to their once-glorious state of mental acuity. Best of luck, eggheads. (JCC)
1) Do you have neither legs nor a wheelchair?
2) Do you insist on calling something that looks like a gravy boat your “lamp”?
3) Are your movements shrouded by wisps of smoke?
4) Are you blue, but breathing easy?
1) Are strangers wrapping blankets around you when you aren’t the least bit cold?
1) Do you see floating clocks with spinning hands?
2) Are you surrounded by Tron-like grids and metallic spheres?
3) Are you playing Jean-Claude Van Damme in "Timecop"?
Death is on our minds every day. Humans are all born with a natural curiosity and fear of the unknown. What happens when we die? Where do we go? Is there a heaven or hell? Will we retain any memories? Can we take our money with us? Hang on a second. Before we worry about the afterlife, we need to ask ourselves a more fundamental question: Are we going to die? Circle true or false to find out if you’re likely to take the eternal plunge.
1) I am carbon based. T/F
2) My name is Dick Clark. T/F
Well, it's not so much a challenge. And you don't win anything ... except a sense of accomplishment at having acquired or relearned important information about the state in which you reside. Answers can be found at www.alibi.com.
Choose “a” or “b”--whichever most accurately suits your whereabouts.
While there were a handful of excellent entries, the winner of our Hot Singles Challenge featured in "Thin Line" [Re: “Our Third Annual Review of the ‘Hot Singles’ Issue,” Oct. 18-24] two weeks ago is Miriam Gwilt. Miriam likes "to move it, move it" and describes herself as a "dyke with style." Of her responses to Albuquerque the Magazine's "Hot Singles" questions, our favorite deals with what makes a great Albuquerque date--“Going 'Schrader watching.'"