Know Your Picture Characters Entry #89

January 30th, 2012 by Wordsman

A. 医者 B. 運動選手 C. 会計士 D. 教師 E. 警察官 F. 芸術家

G. 販売員

Theoman appeared to be on the right track, guessing what sounded like a list of professions, which these in fact are.  However, as he failed to identify what exactly he was guessing, we have no choice but to assume that he believed these were the names of the rooms in Clue, and thus we can award him no points, for these are in fact the names of possible professions in the game of Life.  All kidding aside, he made the unfortunate mistake of attempting to be too up-to-date.  I can only assume that he, like I, looked up the list online, but I, unlike he, chose to ignore any profession on the list that I could not recall being in the game when I played it as a kid.  Fortunately for him, only two of his guesses–hairstylist and mechanic–were unfamiliar to me.  Unfortunately for him, it seems that most of these characters were unfamiliar to him.  While all of his other guesses do appear on the list, only the Doctor, A, is in the right place.  And he left out the teacher and the artist, two of the most important (and thus least well paid) jobs.

As usual, A Fan tried to hedge his bets by guessing a little bit of everything (and throwing in a bunch of stuff about movies that is totally unrelated).  Or is it?  Was his calling the doctor Moneyball a reference to Scott Hatteberg’s supposedly career-ending ruptured elbow nerve?  Or how about calling E, the police officer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close?  I don’t know anything about the movie (other than that it was panned by, but that certainly sounds like it could describe the job.  The connection between F, the artist, and Midnight in Paris is obviously appropriate, even more so than if he had said The Artist.  I am biased toward the former because it contains something that I frequently find to be a key element in movies: words.  In conclusion, Hugo probably should win, which means that it has no chance.  At least they only nominated nine movies for Best Picture this year instead of ten.

Shirley, following A Fan’s lead, decided to go her own way, and for some of her answers we don’t even have to stretch that much to make them sound right.  Her inclusion of the doctor as something to throw away is presumably yet another comment on the pain of knee surgery.  B, the athlete, is most definitely something you would find at a football game.  I believe I have done my taxes while watching TV before (I may have even done them while falling asleep); would C, the accountant, do the same?  Let’s hope not.  I thank my lucky stars that I teach at the college level, because if I had to listen to little kids scream “TEACHER!” (D) all day, I’d certainly lose it.  Are there police officers in the sky?  They have helicopters, I suppose.  Sounds like a good candidate for a classic Scattergories argument.  “Artist” for “things you are allergic to” sounds like too much of a stretch for me, but I give an unqualified thumbs up for the answer of “salesperson” (G) in the category of “things you are afraid of.”  There’s a reason I don’t own a landline phone.

Okay, this time I’ll be more specific.  We’re going to do a set of things from one of the other games, a set of things that would be of particular concern to one of the kinds of people on this most recent list (that is, they would be if they were actual things and not just a bunch of puns or other silly jokes).  Still a bit of a noodle scratcher?  Try lying down for a while.  I hear that’s good for what ails you.  Don’t take my word for it, though; I’m no . . .

A. 傷ついた心 B. こむら返り C. 尺骨神経 D. 書痙 E. 脳の凍結

F. 喉仏

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3 Responses

  1. TheomanZero Says:

    I’m not going to make the same mistake this time. Wikipedia says that a new item was added to this list in 2004, but I’m not going to include it!
    Hmm . . . you’d think this would be easier for me, since “parts of the body” was one of the relatively basic subjects covered in Japanese. Oh well, I’ll give it my best shot anyway:
    A. Broken Heart
    B. Adam’s Apple
    C. Butterflies in the Stomach
    D. Bread Basket
    E. Writer’s Cramp
    F. Spare Ribs
    I tried to avoid all the ones with “bone” in the name since there were no characters shared between your choices.

  2. Shirley Says:

    I tried lying down for awhile. It didn’t help. I hate admitting this, but I don’t have much by way of an idea what we are supposed to do, unless that last sentence is the clue. If it is, we are supposed to look for things of concern to a doctor, and
    I’m proceeding on that basis. (I will resist the temptation to make any more references to my knee surgery.) I must say, the kanjis, or whatever the plural is, are really visually interesting this time. Some are even rather beautiful.

    A. Co pays in the new health care legislation that the plans say the patient must pay.

    B. What is considered in the medical world to be awlful health care legislation.

    C. Knee surg…er, hip surgery.

    D. I like this one. I’ll be more complementary with it. Help for people who suffer from painful kne…, er, hips.

    E.The Hippocratic oath.

    F. Patients. Or maybe it is patience as in what my surgeon wants me to have more of when I complain of the discomfort in my, kn…, ah, well, you know.
    (He uses the word discomfort instead of pain. I believe that’s called a euphemism.)

  3. A(nother) Fan Says:

    I think “Hugo” should win Best Picture, but “The Artist” wouldn’t be a terrible choice. Not like “Forrest Gump” or “Titanic” were.

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