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100% ADAIRAttempts Dousing An Inflamed Resource Tony McCoy O'Grady (Red Adair puts out oil-well fires)
100% ALAN GUTHAttended Lecture About 'Negative' Gravity -- Universe Triggered How? Angela Brett, after attending Guth's colloquium 'From Special Relativity to Cosmic Inflation' -- for more information, or to download the video, visit
100% ALAN GUTH (2)Astrophysicists Love A New Grand Unified Theory Hypothesis Angela Brett -- ALAN GUTH may be the expert on rapid expansion in cosmological terms, but an astrophysicist wth the letters GUT in his name is just asking for rapid expansion of a different kind. Perhaps the N word should be changed to 'Nice' or 'Neat' since I'm sure not all GUTs are welcomed, but 'New' flows better.
92% ALISON HOLSTA Lady Is Seasoning Our Nutrition, Her Own Love is Sweet Things Tony McCoy O'Grady, on NZ chef Alison Holst.
Food & Drink:Chefs
100% ANONYMOUSAny Nonsense Or Name You May Obscure Usually Sufficeth Rico Leffanta
100% ANSEL ADAMSA Naturalist Shows Everyone Looking At Depictions A Marvelous Scene Sean Lamb (Ansel Adams was best known for his photography of Yosemite National Park in California)
90% BILL GATESBillionaire Is Learning Little - Greatly Advantageous To Escape (his) System. Angela Brett
100% BILL GATES (2)Big Idiot Living Like God. A Toupee Exceedingly Sloppy. Mysterious Shadow
90% BILL GATES (3)Became Insanely Lucrative Lunatic, Gains Assloads of Tokens Exporting Sh*tware delt (thought of it this morning)
100% BLACKSTONEBritish Lawyer Authored "Commentaries", Keenly Saving Tomes Of Notable Expoundings. Roger Williams
People & Relationships:Law & Order
100% BRIGHAM YOUNGBlazes Route In Gathering, Has A Multitude Yonder, Offers Utmost Nook Geographically Jan Morgan -- "Blazed" the way to Utah for the pioneers. Multitudes went yonder in the utmost (furthest) nook - (secluded place) to be safe from persecution.
100% CARLOSCatch Australian's Real Life On Screen Angela Brett (Carlo was one of the housemates on the third series of Australian Big Brother.)
Names:First names:Male
100% CARL SAGANCausing Another Ridiculous Law Suit, Apple Grouses Astronomer's Nerve Sean Lamb (Carl Sagan was Apple's code name for the Powermac 7100/66; when Mr. Sagan learned of the code name creation, he sued to prevent it's use within Apple)
Computers:Macintosh & Newton:Hardware
Names:Code Names:Apple
100% CHRISTA MCAULIFFEChallenger Had Reason In Sending Teacher Above Many Classrooms, And Unfortunately Lost Instructor's Flair For Ever Angela Brett, inspired by CHALLENGER
100% CLAUDECultured, Learned Artist Understated Details Extensively Sean Lamb (Claude Monet's impressionist works were more noted for their lack of precise detail, presenting just the impression of an image rather than a photorealistic reproduction; Monet studied in Europe with many other well known artists including Eug┼Żne Boudin, Pablo Picasso and Pierre-Auguste Renoir)
Art & Literature
100% CODYCattle's Officially Dead, Yes? Tony McCoy O'Grady, Cody was the surname of Buffalo Bill, who wiped out thousands of wild American beasts in a very short time, and not all of them for food.
100% DARLDoesn't Actually Run Linux Sean Lamb (Referring to Darl McBride, the CEO of SCO)
100% ESCHEREscher Sketches Cunningly Harness Expressive Recursion omnicronos (Note the deliberate recursion :-)
Art & Literature
100% FAMOUSFlaunting Ample Money, Often Under Scandal Angela Brett
100% GEORGE (3)Gives Entertaining Osmonds Rare Gifts, Emerged Jan Morgan, referring to George Osmond.
88% GREGORYGod's Roman Envoy Gave us Our Rearranged Year TMcCO'G
100% HOWIEHumorous One Was Improvisational Entertainer Sean Lamb (Howie Mandel is a comic who is pretty good at improvisation)
100% JACK DEEJoker And Celebrity Keeps Deadpan Expression Effortlessly Eric Bridgstock, as an entry to the Radio Times Def.i.n.i.t.i.a.l.s competition
100% JACK DEE (2)Jester Appears Curmudgeonly, Keenly Deploying Elevated Eyebrow Tony McCoy O'Grady, as an entry to the Radio Times Def.i.n.i.t.i.a.l.s competition
100% JENNAJeb's Erring Niece Needs Alcohol? TMcO'G (GEORGE W. BUSH has twin daughters Jenna and Barbara - who both seem to carry daddy's old fondness for booze. They are under age and have been found more than once in (or trying to get into) places selling it. Jeb is George's brother, the governor of Florida)
100% JOAN OF ARCJuvenile Orders Army North Of France And Reaps Combustion Rico Leffanta
100% JOBSJanitors Outdo Bigwig's Salary! Angela Brett - Steve Jobs only gets paid $1 a year for being iCEO of Apple.
Computers:Macintosh & Newton
100% JOHN JAYJustice Of Historic Notoriety, Just Another Yankee Robert Anonymous
People & Relationships:Law & Order
100% JOSEPH SMITHJudicious Obedient Servant Emerges Prophet Having Seen Messengers In Truth, Hallelujah Jan Morgan -- Judicious -- showing good judgment because he listened and was obedient
100% KORNKranky Old Rabbi's Name Leo Boyes
100% LESLIELady's Exceedingly Slim Look Is Emulated Tony McCoy O'Grady (The 60s fashion model Twiggy was called Leslie Hornby)
100% LEWINSKYLicking Elite Willy Is Nearly Sex! Kenneth Yells. Angela Brett
100% LINUS TORVALDSLet's Invent New Unix System, To Overthrow Redmond's Vacuuming All Licenses & Decent Software delt
100% MARCELMime Artist Rather Cleverly Exchews Language Tony McCoy O'Grady, referring to Marcel Marceau - a renowned French mime.
100% MARCOMade A Route - Chinawards - Overland Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% MARILYN MONROEMen Always Rave, 'I Love You Naked!' Morning Or Night, Romance Overshadows Everything! Rico Leffanta
100% MONICAMistress Of Nation - Intern Controlled America Angela Brett, referring to Monica LEWINSKY
Names:First names:Female
100% MORTONMan Often Rooted Trees Onto Nebraska Jeff Anonymous, referring to Julius Sterling Morton of Arbor Day fame, whilst answering a failed search.
Time:Special Occasions
100% OLIVEOsmonds' Lives Involve Victorious Endeavors Jan Morgan
100% OSAMAOrchestrated Suicide Air Missions, Allegedly Angela Brett, referring to OSAMA BIN LADEN
Military:War & Terrorism
100% OSAMA BIN LADENOne Saudi Arabian Masterminded Airplane Blitz In Newyork - Letting America Drop Explosives Nightly Tony McCoy O'Grady
Military:War & Terrorism
86% OSWALDOnce Shot (from) Window And Leader Died Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% PAUL AND MORGAN HAMMPhysically Amazing (Unfortunately, Larynges Are Not Desireable) Men, Obviously Rule Gymnastics. Among Nellies, Have A Massive Market Robert Anonymous - Paul and Morgan Hamm are two beautiful gymnasts with voices that rather resemble those of the munchkins in The Wizard of Oz.
Sports & Recreation
100% PRISCILLAPresley's Relict In Subsequent Career Is Lovely Leading Actress Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% RACHELRather Attractive Clairol Hairproducts Evangelising Lady Tony McCoy O'Grady - who obviously isn't worth it, to judge by the bald spot.
100% SANTA CLAUSSomeone Adults Never Trust And Children Love - A Universal Spirit. Tony McCoy O'Grady
Time:Special Occasions:Christmas
100% SANTA CLAUS (4)Sleeping As New Toys Arrive, Children Love An Unstinting Stocking Angela Brett
Time:Special Occasions:Christmas
100% SNELLSports Notably Effective Long Legs Angela Brett, referring to runner Peter Snell (who is supposedly a distant relative of mine)
100% STARBUCKSeaman That Apparently Registered Big (Universal) Coffee Kitchen Tony McCoy O'Cappuchino
Food & Drink:Food Outlets
100% STEVESwings To Extremes Very Erratically. Angela Brett, describing Steve Jobs according to what she's read about him. (If he happens to be reading this... hey, no offense... oh great, all-powerful iCEO (who owns lots of G3s and therefore deserves my respect.) You're doing a great job, just as long as you don't can HyperCard. :)
Computers:Macintosh & Newton
100% STEVE IRWINSilly Twit's Escapades Very Environmentally Intrusive - Rarely Walks In Noiselessly Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% STEVE IRWIN (2)Snake Tries Ejecting Venom - Energetic Intruder Really Wields It Neatly Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% STEVE JOBSSaved The Empire - Very Embarrassingly Judged Opinion 'Bull-Sh*t' Tony McCoy O'Grady (Steve Jobs said that rumours of HyerCard's demise were b*llsh*t, when the project had already been shelved, if not actually killed off.)
Computers:Macintosh & Newton
92% STEVE WOZNIAKStarted To Engineer Various Electronic Wizardry (Often Zany New Inventions) As a Kid. Angela Brett, who thought she ought to do one for Steve Wozniak after reading LINUS TORVALDS
Computers:Macintosh & Newton
93% TIMOTHY MCVEIGH (2)This Is Monstrously Outrageous! Those Horrible Yankees Murder Criminals - Violating Every Individual's God-given Humanity. Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% TIMOTHY MCVEIGHTerrible, In My Opinion, Terrorist. Horrible. Y Mcveigh Caboomed, Victims Enquire? I Guess Hatred. Jeff Anonymous and Angela Brett
100% TARBELLTold All, Rightly Blaming Evil Legal Loopholes Jeff Anonymous, answering a failed search evidently referring to muckraker Ida Tarbell (not sure if he was into loopholes or not, though)
100% ULMERUnfortunately Lost Medal Ending Race Angela Brett, when Sarah Ulmer just missed out on a bronze medal in an Olympic cycling race, despite being ahead for most of it.
Sports & Recreation
100% VERY IMPORTANT PERSONVague Eulogistic Reportage - Yawn! - Invites My Perusal Of Rumours That A Notable Tabloid Personality Escorted (Romantically) Someone Of Note Tony McCoy O'Grady (nowadays VIPs are anyone who romances another VIP)
People & Relationships
78% WEBSTERWorldly Evil Bookmaker Stupidly Took-away Ewes [before] R Jeff Anonymous, referring to Noah Webster's practice of taking out U before R in 'colour' and such.
Words & Wordplay
100% WEBSTER (2)Wilful Editor Blatantly Stole Troublesome 'Extra' Representatives. Tony McCoy O'Grady
Words & Wordplay
88% WHITTLEWhen He Invented That Thing Life-speed Escalated TMcCO'G
100% WINFIELDWoolwoorth's Internal Name For Its 'Emulatory Label' Designs Tony McCoy O'Grady = Winfield is the name used by the Woolworth group for its 'own brand' label products. Winfield was the second forename of Frank W Woolworth who founded the company.
83% WOGANWise Old Grandee (on) Anything Newsworthy Mick Bridgstock, referring to BBC DJ Terry Wogan
100% WOZNIAKWithout One Zealous Nerd's Inventions, Apple's Kaput! Angela Brett
100% WYATT EARPWestern Yahoo Attempted To Tame Entrepreneurial Adventurers Roaming Prairie Patricia Rix
100% ZWINGLIZealous Worker In New Gospel Literary Interpretations Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% TUAThe Under-Achiever Angela Brett, when boxer David Tua failed to win the title of world heavyweight champion.