August 14th, 2005

Monday, August 15

55 minutes to go. What the subject matter be? Therese walking in on A&T in an embrace? Anthony admitting that they're already separated? Anthony remembering that he left Francoise in a locked car? Lawrence getting briefed on the situation and saying, "So what did the cops say?...Whaddya mean you didn't call them?" Liz recounting the story to John and Elly so that John can invert a cliche?

Or will it be April at the farm?


Okay, so it's not April at the farm.

Panel 1: What?! Where were these guys a minute ago?

Panel 2: Oh, I SEE. Really were they running the loader? Or was this a Kitty Genovese situation, where people don't respond to calls for help because they "don't want to get involved"? They say if you're being raped you should yell "fire"...Anyway, that guy shouldn't be touching Liz so soon after she was assaulted. ETA: And check out Anthony's gut in profile, and his clenched fist.

Panel 3: Now, why is it necessary for Liz to identify Anthony as her "friend"? And strictly speaking, Anthony didn't punch Howard out. He headlocked him, presumably threw him down, and twisted his ear. But no punching. And previous discussion aside, now Anthony really does look like he's about to have a heart attack! ETAAgain: And it appears that Liz was going to continue (note the ellipsis), but was interrupted, because hey, let the men talk!

Panel 4: Now, why is Liz suddenly a foot shorter than everyone else?

Panel 5: And why is she covering her mouth? Suppressing laughter? Or hit with the belated realization that if she'd discussed this with Lawrence, he wouldn't have said "That's hard to believe"? Anyway, as jrs1980 says, stop jawboning and catch the mofo before he gets away! He's a criminal, after all! Or doesn't that matter in the FOOBiverse, where Pattersons and their associates dispense their own justice, through noogies and side-splitting newspaper columns?

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ETA: I'll post the answers, with details, in a couple of days. I just want to give everyone a shot at it, if they so choose.

Meanwhile, rest assured that I did not create this quiz to frustrate anyone! I'd had the idea for a while, but hadn't got around to compiling ten questions. I figured I'd wait until this current storyline had been wrapped up; what spurred me into action was the Yahoo group. They've really been going off on this one guy for having the nerve to ask what the Patterson offspring's ages are. I mean, how dare he ask a question, rather than do what they do and make an unfounded assertion: "April is 12" "Mike and Dee went together in high school" or whatever they think is right, so it must be. Good thing they told him what's what, eh? ...grr...

I'm aware that people in this group also have gaps in their FOOB knowledge, but I don't get on MY high horse about it! As you've seen, most of the questions have to do with storylines and character development, not silly trivia like they have in the main site's quizzes: "What household object did Mr. B have affection for?" Puh-leeze. I thought this would be a fun way to bring people up to speed. No shame in getting 7/10, or even 0/10! Plus, I'm eager to hear if anyone has an alternate answer for the last question.

And I apologize for the pop-ups. (Anthony's twisting my ear, so I pretty much have to.)