Archive for September, 2008

Musea Art Contest 9/30/08

September 30, 2008

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:

This is, so far, the world’s oldest known board game. It has a board with 30 squares, and a set was buried with King Tut. Name the game. (Also see the board game I invented, PLAYERS A GAME OF TWELVES which is Musea issue #113)

IS Sennet, but nobody is absolutely sure the rules!

I had no eligible winners, Seems you did not pass go!

I don’t dumb down, so please wise up.

Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! – (first anti-band CD) or my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT” or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ‘07) or my NOW RELEASED cd CALLED ‘FOUR-TH’ Hunkasaurus.com (has them all plus videos and more) if you are the first to e-mail me at THIS NEW ADDRESS: tom-hendricks@att.net with the correct answer to this art question*

In one of the earliest episodes of this TV classic, the mansion was referred to as the former home of John Barrymore. In real life the outside mansion photos were of the Kirkeby Mansion. Name the TV show with the Kirkeby Mansion facade! Good luck all players!

Readers, IF you like these puzzles and would like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup, or any website, please do so. The more the merrier! For tons of past quizzes go to, the musea website at musea.us or the Musea blog at musea.wordpress.com And don’t forget the music/videos at hunkasaurus.com

SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING NEW!!! Tom Hendricks (editor of the 16 year old zine Musea)

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Musea Art Contest 9/23/08

September 23, 2008

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:

Take any page in any book. Note there’s a front or right side of a page, and a back or left side of a page. What are the bookmakers terms for each of those?

IS Recto is front, Verso is back, and stupido is all that didn’t get it.

I had no eligible winners, I don’t dumb down, so please wise up.

Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! – (first anti-band CD) or my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT” or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ‘07) or my NOW RELEASED cd CALLED ‘FOUR-TH’ Hunkasaurus.com (has them all plus videos and more) if you are the first to e-mail me at THIS NEW ADDRESS: tom-hendricks@att.net with the correct answer to this art question*

This is, so far, the world’s oldest known board game. It has a board with 30 squares, and a set was buried with King Tut. Name the game.

Also see the board game I invented, PLAYERS A GAME OF TWELVES which is Musea issue #113)  http://www.musea.us/113issue.html

Good luck all players!

Readers, IF you like these puzzles and would like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup, or any website, please do so. The more the merrier! For tons of past quizzes go to, the musea website at musea.us or the Musea blog at musea.wordpress.com And don’t forget the music/videos at hunkasaurus.com

SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING NEW!!! Tom Hendricks (editor of the 16 year old zine Musea)

Musea E-mail Club #445 Media Bias Quote

September 22, 2008

This quote from Michael Parenti from an essay, “Methods of Media Manipulation. from the book Impact of Mass Media. It originally appeared in The Humanis in July/August 1997! But its assessment of the overall state of the media is even more relevant today. See what you think. And when someone complains that the media is too liberal, you might show them this.

“Media bias usually does not occur in random fashion; rather, it moves in the same overall direction again and again, favoring management over labor, corporations over corporate critics, most whites over low-income minorities, officialdom over protestors, the two-party monopoly over leftist third parties, privatization and free market “reforms” over public sector development, U.S. dominance of the Third World over revolutionary or populist social change, national security policy over critics of that policy, and conservative commentators and columnists… over progressive or populist ones… The built-in biases of the corporate mainstream media faithfully reflects the dominant ideology, seldom straying into territory that might cause discomfort to those who hold political and economic power, including those who own the media or advertise in it.”

Tom Hendricks (editor of the 16 year old zine Musea)

Musea E-mail Club #444 That Guitar Strap

September 17, 2008

THAT GUITAR STRAP (Where is it?).

I learned my first guitar chords on my Uncle and Aunt’s farm in North Dakota. I found an old guitar upstairs in one of the spare rooms and practiced on it till my fingers were all callouses and then practiced some more. Later my parents bought me a standard guitar for about $50 from Sears. That’s the Silvertone that I play and record with. It’s the notable “Pet Dog Guitar”.

But in those days I wanted to play in a combo and I wanted an electric guitar. My parents got me a beauty. For collectors out there, here are the specs. It’s a Gibson ES 330 TDC. That means it’s a Gibson Hollow Body Electric Guitar in the 330 series and it was Thinline Dual-Pickup Cherry Red. It’s still in mint condition! But I also got the extras with it, a case to protect it and to carry it in – and a guitar strap (least I think with almost certainty that I got the strap here at this time). But all this info is the intro to this piece.

The guitar strap is the subject. I think I still have the strap somewhere, but I can’t find it, which is frustrating. So I’m going on memory here. It was a black backed strap, with a curious design on the front side. It was mostly red with lots of squares. I seem to remember that some rows of these where white. The strap was patterned with horizontal rows of squares; and each seemed to have some ‘x’ or something within the square. I used the strap and wore it out. Then I replaced it with a generic black one. So that’s the end of that.

BUT… recently I was looking at old films and youtube videos of the 60’s rock stars. And what do I see? My strap. And who do I see it on? Elvis and Jimi Hendrix. And where are they wearing it? At two of the biggest live performances of their respective careers!

Now you can see them too. Here’s where to look for it.

Elvis, on his 1968 Comeback special does a number that’s a two song medley. The songs are ‘Trouble’ and ‘Guitar Man’. You can see my strap clear as day. Though I think Elvis is lip synching on the guitar playing!

Jimi Hendrix is doing his performance at the close of the Woodstock Music Festival. And there again is my guitar strap. Watch him play Voodoo Child and other songs with it. Here again the film shows the strap clear as day.

Check it out! Tom Hendricks (editor of the 16 year old zine Musea)

Musea Art Contest my birthday/08

September 15, 2008

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:

A dime for your thoughts on this one: What mystery composer co-wrote THE anthem of the depression era in 1931 – a truely classic, touching, and heartfelt song. But in 1953 he was blacklisted after appearing before the House of Un American Activities Committee. Also name the song.

IS: ‘Brother Can You Spare a Dime’ by Jay Gorney. (Co-writer was Yip Harburg.)

I had one eligible winner, Rich from Horsham PA.

Seems the rest of you were stuck in the bread line on this one.

I don’t dumb down, so please wise up.

Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! – (first anti-band CD) or my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT” or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ‘07) or my NOW RELEASED cd CALLED ‘FOUR-TH’ Hunkasaurus.com (has them all plus videos and more) if you are the first to e-mail me at THIS NEW ADDRESS: tom-hendricks@att.net with the correct answer to this art question*

Take any page in any book. Note there’s a front or right side of a page, and a back or left side of a page. What are the bookmakers terms for each of those?

Good luck all players! Readers, IF you like these puzzles and would like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup, or any website, please do so. The more the merrier! For tons of past quizzes go to, the musea website at musea.us or the Musea blog at musea.wordpress.com And don’t forget the music/videos at hunkasaurus.com

SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING NEW!!!


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