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Artist of the Week V – Quiz #34

August 22, 2021
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Exceptional Artist of the Week V Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2021 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bruno Mars, Stone Temple Pilots, Carole King, 2Pac, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Sonic Youth, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Kings of Leon, Kenny Rogers, Nina Simone, Alice in Chains, Neil Diamond, Cher, Nine Inch Nails, Phil Collins, Curtis Mayfield, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, The Roots, Bing Crosby, Hall & Oates, Drake, No Doubt, Buffalo Springfield, Keith Urban, The Velvet Underground, Destiny’s Child, Ozzy Osbourne, Crowded House, Brian Wilson, Fugees, Captain Beefheart


My thanks to all who have participated in the “Artist of the Week” quizzes so far.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Captain Beefheart last week.

The results after 33 weeks (as of Friday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):



Ready for Quiz #34?

My My My My!


Quiz Rules/Format
(Same as last year, feel free to skip to the quiz if you know the rules already)

Your Task: Name the mystery Artist, ideally with as few clues as possible.

Correctly guess the artist on the first clue? 500 points.

After scrolling down to the second clue? 400 points.

Still don’t know after the fifth clue? 0 points, but a crisp high-five for participating.

I’ll use google translate to put the correct answer at the bottom in Arabic (if you read Arabic, that’s fantastic, but no cheating by reading ahead!) and you can translate it back to the language of your choice to confirm your answer.

In the comments, please enter your POINTS earned (not the artist name) and I’ll keep track of the running totals in a spreadsheet.

In addition to eternal bragging rights, the winner at the end of the year may even get something as prestigious as a digital certificate.

Here goes!


Artist of the Week #34
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..American Hip Hop Artist / Dancin’ Machine (birth name Stanley Kirk Burrell), born in Oakland, California in 1962.

As a child, he was a batboy for the Oakland Athletics, and part of his stage name comes from that era, due to his resemblance to home run hitter Hank Aaron.






400 points……………….When you’re simply too authentic to stop &/or give up, you are…






300 points……………………In one the great ‘where were you when?’ moments for children-of-the-80s/90s, Where were you when you learned that the bassline to this artist’s U Can’t Touch This was sampled from Rick James’ Super Freak?!






200 points………………..Please ________, Don’t Hurt ‘Em!






100 points………………..The artist is (13th letter of the alphabet)(3rd letter) H_____________




Answer:  مطرقة

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

When teaching the ‘decomposition’ method for Factoring Complex Trinomials, how does one not play the “Break it Down!” part of U Can’t Touch This?!

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  1. Harrison permalink

    200 please

  2. 400. He’s a little older than I expected.

  3. Two hundred and proud of that. 🙂

  4. 300 points please! It’s a good thing “U Can’t Touch This” has played on billions of commercials lol!

  5. Zack permalink

    400. Not bad.

  6. 400 though I think I should have got it from the first clue.

  7. 500 for me sir! I actually knew the baseball references. And I love you actually got involved in the clues!!

  8. Paul permalink

    Since it is obviously not Gene Gene the Dancing Machine from the old Gong Show I’ll take 300 again this week! Question – is that ASL on the 400 point clue? – still not sure what that meant

    • I’m intrigued by this Gene Gene fellow!
      The 400 clue was the choreography from his early 90s video, ‘2 Legit 2 Quit’ – as symbolized by the ‘2’ the ‘L’ and the ‘Quitting’ hand movement!

      • Paul permalink

        Ok thanks for the clue explanation. Not a big Hammer fan so probably missed that. But kudos for the creative clue 😀

      • much appreciated, Paul!

      • Paul permalink

        Not sure if you are familiar with the Gong Show from TV in the mid 70s. Amateur talent show where if you were really bad you got gonged. Show was so bad it became classic type of show. Gene was a recurring character. Can’t really give it justice – you have to see it

      • I tend to enjoy the ‘so bad it’s good’ format – sounds promising!

  9. My, my, my my points were three hundred today please…

  10. Well 300 was all

  11. jprobichaud permalink

    500 for me. I too knew the baseball references and I actually had the “please” album on cassette back in the day.

  12. 300 please Geoff.

  13. Can’t touch my 300 points for this week. Awesome clues but never knew the baseball links.

  14. 500 as I knew the background of this guy from the A’s as thats how long I have been doing fantasy baseball for! 1990 that is lol

  15. 500 for me, 400 for Mika, five stars for that gif

  16. I don’t know why I know his birth name but I do. I didn’t know about the batboy thing though, that’s cool. 500 for me.

  17. Also, great .gif!

  18. 400. I guess he sort of does look like Hank Aaron.

  19. 400, Geoff! I somehow missed this one…

  20. Holen permalink


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