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Contest: Codes, Spells, Incantations and Riddles

In the spirit of Halloween and because I am totally procrastinating from finishing my third novel, I've decided to run a little contest. Below, I have listed a bunch of spells, codes, incantations and riddles from different books, movies, songs and television programs. Your job, if you choose to accept it, is not to solve the riddles, but to identify the book, movie, song or program in which the quote appears. Some are easy, some are obscure. I'm curious who will get the best score and how many will qualify as "best!"

To enter, send me your answers
via my website. Format it as a list with the number of the quote followed by your answer.

Oh, a prize. Okay. The first person to get them all (which I seriously doubt will happen), wins a signed and marked-up copy of my first novel,
BIG SLICK. This copy will contain all the dirty little secrets about Big Slick that you have always been dying to know. It's like the Pop-Up Video version of my book. If no one gets all of the references, I will draw a name at random from all of the entries. So don't give up!!! If you post about my contest (and include a link) on your blog, MySpace, Facebook or website, you will be entered a second time.

Again, I am looking for the SOURCE of the reference, not the solution to the riddles, and please do not post your answers in the comments section below this blog post. Send them to me
via my website
. The contest will run through 11/5/2008 or until someone gets all the references (which, again, I seriously doubt will happen!)

Are we clear? Yes? Good? On we go!:

1. Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest one of all?

2. Ninety-nine... forty-four... one hundred percent pure.

3. TK-421

4. Clatto Verata Nicto

5. Anul nathrak, uthvas bethud, do che-ol di-enve

6. Maltz, chien chook!

7. Enek chok!

8. Avada Kadavra

9. I'm as tall as can be and I'm as short as can be.
I'm as generous as can be and I'm as selfish as can be.
I'm as strong as can be and I'm as weak as can be.
I'm as smart as can be and I'm as stupid as can be.
I'm as graceful as can be and I'm as clumsy as can be.
I'm as fast as can be and I'm as slow as can be.

10. Abceedefgeejekylminopkwerstuwixes

11. Don’t Panic!

12. 867-5309

13. Eep op ork ah ah!

14. So dark the con of Man.

15. A la peanut butter sandwiches!

16. A loaf of bread, a container of milk and a stick of butter.

17. 718-498-1043

18. Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.

19. Code zero zero zero destruct zero…

20. Deliver the galaxy or Earth will be destroyed.

21. Spirits send the word,
from all across the land,
allow me to absorb them,
through the touch of either hand,
for 24 hours,
from 7 to 7 I will understand,
all meaning of the words ,
from here to heaven.

22. Six kadams high… and take back one kadam to honor the Hebrew God whose Ark this is.

23. Wonder Twin powers, activate!

24. Oh zephyr winds that blow on high, lift me now so I can fly!

25. 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21

26. As I was going to St Ives

I met a man with seven wives

Every wife had seven sacks

Every sack had seven cats

Every cat had seven kittens

Kittens, cats, sacks, wives

How many were going to St Ives?

27. NCC-1701

28. What goes up white and comes down yellow and white? AND

How do you divide 17 apples among 16 people?

29. I give you a coin made from a stone.

I give you a song I stole from the dirt.

I give you a knife from under the hills.

And a stick that I stuck through a dead man’s eye.

I give you a claw I ripped from a rat.

I give you a name, and the name is lost.

I give you the blood from out of my vein,

And a feather I pulled from an angel’s wing.

I call you with names, oh my lord, oh my lord.

I summon with poison and summon with pain.

I open the way and I open the gates.


30. Wingardium leviosa!

31. Bippity boppity boo!

32. In my mind's eye, I see, three circles joined in priceless, graceful harmony.

Two full as the moon, one hollow as a crown.

Two from the sea, five fathoms down.

One from the earth, deep under the ground.

The whole, a mark of high renown.

Tell me, what can it be?

Okay, there you have it. All thirty-two questions. Please, only one entry per person. The contest starts....now!

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