4 posts tagged with id by Johnny Assay.
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ID this historic movie/TV show with a stabbing at a party

My wife has a very clear recollection of the following scene from a movie or TV show, but we can't figure out where it's from. The scene takes place at a 18th- or 19th-century fancy-dress party. A fop approaches a lady at the party and harasses (assaults? molests?) her. In response, the lady stabs the fop in the leg with something; my wife remembers the weapon as a small flag, but admits it might have been something else. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Aug 21, 2015 - 2 answers

ID for evolution-themed '80s board game

Half-remembered board game ID question: In the mid-'90s, my family was visiting some friends who owned a strange board game involving evolution, species, a hexagonal grid, and lots and lots of dice. What was it? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on May 23, 2011 - 7 answers

ID this WWII/Holocaust story

Identify the source of this story: A Jew living in Germany (or Eastern Europe) in the late 1930s sees that the situation is turning bad, and decides to flee the country. He tries to convince his parents to come with him, but they refuse to be uprooted. A few years later, in the new country, he receives a telegram from his father reading simply "You were right." He never sees his parents again. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Dec 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Sweet nutcracker

Movie/TV ID question: a half-remembered scene where a minor (?) character cracks nuts with his wooden hand. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Jan 16, 2009 - 3 answers

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