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What connects:

-olden times,

-a well-known Game,

and

-a turkey?

Each connection will take 3 or 4 steps before it reaches the end of its chain
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is the game a ball game? a sport? a board game? a quiz?

is the turkey a bird?
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Olden times =
The old west?
A specific decade?
A specific century?
Or epoch?
Or just the past in general?

Is the game a card game?
Something that is commonly played by children, such as hide-and-seek or tag?

Flying relevant?
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"A well-known Game"...it's not THE Game, is it? (Drat, I just lost =P)
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is the game a ball game? Yesish a sport? Yesish a board game? No a quiz? No

is the turkey a bird? No

Olden times =
The old west?
A specific decade?
A specific century?
Or epoch? I suppose this. No to rest
Or just the past in general?

Is the game a card game? No
Something that is commonly played by children, such as hide-and-seek or tag? No

Flying relevant? No

"A well-known Game"...it's not THE Game, is it? No, but it is a sporting event known as "The Game." (Drat, I just lost =P) So did I... and so will everyone else who reads this...
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BTW, Googlepedia is allowed and encouraged.
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Is bowling relevant? (going off of the yesishes to ball game/sport, and turkey not being a bird...three strikes in a row is GOOD in bowling, and is called a turkey =) )
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Is bowling relevant? (going off of the yesishes to ball game/sport, and turkey not being a bird...three strikes in a row Yes! is GOOD in bowling, and is called a turkey =) )

A turkey -> three in a row
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three in a row...tic-tac-toe? =)
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three in a row...tic-tac-toe? =) Nope, good guess though
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epoch = era?
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epoch = era? Well, you want a specific one.
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Oh.

Paleozoic?
Mesozoic?
Cenozoic?
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Oh.

Paleozoic?
Mesozoic?
Cenozoic? It doesn't have "era" in the name. You're looking for a designation of a specific time period.
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*tears at hair in frustration* =P

"specific time period"...a specific millenium? century? decade? year? month? day? hour? minute? second? when something notable happened?
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"specific time period"...a specific millenium? century? decade? year? month? day? hour? minute? second? Longer than all of these...mua-ha-ha when something notable happened? It's marked by something notable
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Eon? Period? Age?

!!!! The ending of the Third Age!!!! *Tolkien fan squealing* The War of the Ring!!! LotR!!!! please please please pleeeeeease let this be the right answer!!!!!!!!!!
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Eon? Period? Age? None of these

!!!! The ending of the Third Age!!!! *Tolkien fan squealing* The War of the Ring!!! LotR!!!! please please please pleeeeeease let this be the right answer!!!!!!!!!! .....Sorry, but not this time.
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B.C.?
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B.C.? Yep!

olden days -> B.C.
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B.H. befoar Happycat...

B.C. = befoar cheezburgur...would be evun longur perhapz
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-olden times, -> befoar cheezburgur, (ok ok, really just B.C.)

-a well-known Game, ?

and

-a turkey? -> three in a row

*thinks*

I doez nawt knoez...
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-olden times, -> befoar cheezburgur, (ok ok, really just B.C.) ->

-a well-known Game, ? -> "The Game" (not "the game") ->

and

-a turkey? -> three in a row ->

*thinks*

I doez nawt knoez... Does that help?
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-a well-known Game, ? -> "The Game" (not "the game") -> College sports:
The Game (Harvard-Yale), an annual American college football game?
The Game (Michigan-Ohio State), an annual American college football game?
The Game (Hampden–Sydney vs. Randolph–Macon), an annual American college football game?
The Game (Cornell-Harvard), an annual American college ice hockey game?
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The Game (Harvard-Yale), an annual American college football game? This one
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Harvard? (Crimson?)
Yale? (Bulldogs????)

why no Lions? =(
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Harvard? (Crimson?)
Yale? This (Bulldogs????)

why no Lions? =( My high school was the Lions. Fair enough?

A well-known Game -> The Game -> Yale ->
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why no Lions? =( My high school was the Lions. Fair enough?
Yay, we were both Lions! ^_^


-olden times, -> B.C. ->
-a turkey? -> three in a row ->
A well-known Game -> The Game -> Yale -> Brian Dowling/Don Martin/Gene Profit?
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A well-known Game -> The Game -> Yale -> Brian Dowling/Don Martin/Gene Profit? No (I don't know who they are), but you are looking for a person here
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They all played for the New England Patriots, Balin! =P

Is the person on one of these nice lists from Wikipedia:
1.1 Nobel laureates?
1.2 Pulitzer Prize winners?
1.3 Technology and innovation?
1.4 Business?
1.5 Academics?
1.5.1 College founders and presidents?
1.5.2 Professors and scholars?
1.6 Law and politics?
1.6.1 Presidents and vice presidents, other heads of state, prime ministers and ministers?
1.6.2 Supreme Court justices?
1.6.3 U.S. senators?
1.6.4 Governors?
1.6.5 Executive council members?
1.6.6 Diplomats?
1.6.7 Justices and attorneys?
1.6.8 Activists?
1.6.9 Public intellectuals?
1.6.10 Frontiersmen?
1.6.11 Military?
1.6.12 Other legislators?
1.6.13 Other?
1.7 Religion?
1.8 History, literature, art, and architecture?
1.9 Music?
1.10 Athletics?
1.11 Film?
1.12 Television?
1.13 Fictional?
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1.6.1 Presidents and vice presidents, other heads of state, prime ministers and ministers? Most well-known for this
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George H. W. Bush?
George W. Bush?
John C. Calhoun?
Karl Carstens?
Dick Cheney?
Tansu Çiller?
Jose P. Laurel?
Bill Clinton?
Gerald Ford?
William Howard Taft?
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden of the House of Bernadotte?
Valdis Zatlers?
Ernesto Zedillo?
Wendell Mottley?
Salvador H. Laurel?
Jovito R. Salonga?
Abd al-Karim al-Iryani?
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Three in a row - Hat trick?

B.C - British Columbia?
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Since Matt told me I should know who the person in question is, I'm going for it either being a U.S. President, or Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden of the House of Bernadotte, and probably the former as he might not necessarily have known my fascination with royalty extended beyond the UK =P
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George H. W. Bush? Him

Three in a row - Hat trick? No but OTRT

B.C - British Columbia? Yes

Olden times -> B.C. -> British Columbia ->
A turkey -> three in a row ->
A well-known Game -> The Game -> Yale -> George Bush (the first one) ->
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Olden times -> B.C. -> British Columbia -> Vancouver? Canada? The Commonwealth Realms? The UK? (These are individual guesses, not necessarily guesses at connections to each other, just all possible connections to British Columbia).

With less focus on British, more on Columbia..."Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean"?

And on British Columbia/Vancouver specifically: Stargate? =) (I can hope)

Three in a row...Three French hens?
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Oh, and George Bush Sr...um..."Read my lips, no new taxes"? Texas? Hey...taxes and Texas are anagrams of each other =) Texas Roadhouse? mmm...cheezburgur...want...
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Olden times -> B.C. -> British Columbia -> Vancouver? Canada? The Commonwealth Realms? The UK? (These are individual guesses, not necessarily guesses at connections to each other, just all possible connections to British Columbia).

With less focus on British, more on Columbia..."Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean"?

And on British Columbia/Vancouver specifically: Stargate? =) (I can hope)

Three in a row...Three French hens?

No to everything above this

Oh, and George Bush Sr...um..."Read my lips, no new taxes"? Yes! Texas? Hey...taxes and Texas are anagrams of each other =) Texas Roadhouse? mmm...cheezburgur...want... No to the rest

A well-known Game -> The Game -> Yale -> George Bush (the first one) -> "Read my lips, no new taxes" ->
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President Reagan's speeches' scripts/All came from famous movie clips/And President Bush said "Read my lips" ~ Animaniacs, "The President Song"
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The link to which Kaylee refers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvy0wRLD5s8
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*rephrases* Is Animaniacs relevant? And thanks ever so, Balin puzzle, for getting it re-stuck in my head =P
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three in a row -> ducks?
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Three in a row - Sport Relevant? Music?
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*rephrases* Is Animaniacs relevant? And thanks ever so, Balin puzzle, for getting it re-stuck in my head =P No, and you're welcome ;-)

three in a row -> ducks? No

Three in a row - Sport Relevant? Yes Music? No
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American Sports? Baseball ? Football? Hockey? Basketball?
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American Sports? Yes. It could be any of these (rarely football) but I usually hear it in baseball. You could probably hear it in other sports too Baseball ? Football? Hockey? Basketball?
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a hat trick?
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It's not one of those awful made up words like 'Threepeat' when a team is trying to win a championship for a third time in a row?

Triple? Treble?
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Is "Harvard Beats Yale 29-29" relevant?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1286800/

Relevant that it is always the last game of the year for both teams since the Ivy League does not play in the tournament that FCS (1-AA) is intelligent enough to have? Relevant that FCS has a tournament and that 1-A (now appropriately referred to as FBS, although the BS stands for "Bowl Subdivision") does not?
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a hat trick? No

It's not one of those awful made up words like 'Threepeat' when a team is trying to win a championship for a third time in a row? No

Triple? Treble? Neither

HINT: Focus less on the "three."


Is "Harvard Beats Yale 29-29" relevant? No, and No to rest

Relevant that it is always the last game of the year for both teams since the Ivy League does not play in the tournament that FCS (1-AA) is intelligent enough to have? Relevant that FCS has a tournament and that 1-A (now appropriately referred to as FBS, although the BS stands for "Bowl Subdivision") does not?
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3 in a row- Sequence ? streak?
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3 in a row- Sequence ? No streak? No but this is closest
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Ethel? *reads too many woubit puzzles*
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Ethel? No

BIG HINT: You hear this a lot in series against one team.
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Triple header
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Triple header Nope
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Damn it's on the tip of my tongue and I can't think of it.
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Trilogy (he asked with not much cofidence)?
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Trilogy (he asked with not much confidence)? Nope. "Streak" has still been your closest guess.
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String? Run?

If not I'm all out of ideas and will need help
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String? Run? Neither

If not I'm all out of ideas and will need help No problem; I was going to drop a hint here anyway.

HINT: Just dust off your thinking cap and you should come up with it. If not, this puzzle may need a new broom.
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clean sweep?
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clean sweep? Just the sweep bit.

RECAP:

Olden times -> B.C. -> British Columbia ->
A well-known Game -> The Game -> Yale -> George Bush (the first one) -> "Read my lips, no new taxes" ->
A turkey -> three in a row -> sweep ->
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British Columbia: relevant that it's over Washington state? Vancouver relevant?

Regarding Bush Sr: 1988 Republican National Convention? 1988 election? Peggy Noonan (speechwriter)? The 1992 presidential election?

from Wikipedia: At a Republican primary debate in New Hampshire on January 6, 2000, George W. Bush, son of the former President, was answering a question about his economic plans, when he referenced taxes. Manchester Union Leader reporter John Mephisto then asked "Is this 'no new taxes, so help me God?'," to which the candidate replied, "This is not only 'no new taxes,' this is 'a tax cut, so help me God'."

Relevant?
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British Columbia: relevant that it's over Washington state? No Vancouver relevant? Not Vancouver...

Regarding Bush Sr: 1988 Republican National Convention? 1988 election? Peggy Noonan (speechwriter)? The 1992 presidential election? None of these. Just the quote

from Wikipedia: At a Republican primary debate in New Hampshire on January 6, 2000, George W. Bush, son of the former President, was answering a question about his economic plans, when he referenced taxes. Manchester Union Leader reporter John Mephisto then asked "Is this 'no new taxes, so help me God?'," to which the candidate replied, "This is not only 'no new taxes,' this is 'a tax cut, so help me God'."

Relevant? No
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BC: Victoria?

From Bush's expression, should we pursue further the "read my lips part"? The "taxes" part? Both?
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BC: Victoria? No

From Bush's expression, should we pursue further the "read my lips" part? This, and all you needed to do was split up the phrase. The "taxes" part? Both?

Olden times -> B.C. -> British Columbia ->
A well-known Game -> The Game -> Yale -> George Bush (the first one) -> "Read my lips, no new taxes" -> Lip reading
A turkey -> three in a row -> sweep ->
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The RECAP of the connections made is in the above post. HINTS for the first and third chains:

British Columbia -> A city in BC -> A famous person from that city

sweep... hmm... it would be a hint if I had written it as "Sweep"
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lottery?
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lottery? No
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anything to do with money or gambling?
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anything to do with money No, slight -ish or gambling? No
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Sweep - Sooty? Harry Corbett? Dick Van Dyke?
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British Columbia City - Vancouver?

Is the person famous for Sports? Music? Acting? Writing? Politician?
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Sweep - Sooty? Harry Corbett? Dick Van Dyke? No to all. Note that "Sweep" has been capitalized

British Columbia City - Vancouver? No

Is the person famous for Sports? Music? This Acting? Writing? Politician?
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Supermarket Sweep?

The famous person- wrote music? performed on an instrument? sang? still alive?
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Supermarket Sweep? Nice leap -- this is correct.

The famous person- wrote music? performed on an instrument? sang? still alive? Yes to all, though I'm not 100% sure about the instrument bit.

Olden times -> B.C. -> British Columbia ->
A well-known Game -> The Game -> Yale -> George Bush (the first one) -> "Read my lips, no new taxes" -> Lip reading
A turkey -> three in a row -> sweep -> Supermarket
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Is it Brian Adams?
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Is it Brian Adams? No
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British Columbia:

Abbotsford?
Armstrong?
Burnaby?
Campbell River?
Castlegar?
Chilliwack?
Colwood?
Coquitlam?
Courtenay?
Cranbrook?
Dawson Creek?
Duncan?
Enderby?
Fernie?
Fort St. John?
Grand Forks?
Greenwood? Greenwood!!! ^_^ *grabs elves* mine.
Kamloops?
Kelowna?
Kimberley?
Kitimat?
Langford?
Langley?
Merritt?
Nanaimo?
Nelson? o a drop uf nelsunz blud wuldn't do uz any harm...
New Westminster?
North Vancouver?
Parksville?
Penticton?
Pitt Meadows?
Port Alberni?
Port Coquitlam?
Port Moody?
Powell River?
Prince George?
Prince Rupert?
Quesnel?
Revelstoke?
Richmond? but isn't dat wun in virginia?
Rossland?
Salmon Arm?
Surrey?
Terrace?
Trail?
Vancouver?
Vernon? Dursley?
Victoria?
White Rock?
Williams Lake?

dat's awl teh citiez dere are =)
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British Columbia:

[list cropped]

Burnaby? This one.

Olden times -> B.C. -> British Columbia -> Burnaby ->
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Buzz Parsons, soccer player?
Brad Loree, actor?
Carrie-Anne Moss, actress?
Christine Sinclair, soccer player?
Cliff Ronning, hockey player?
Darren McCarty, hockey player?
Dave Nonis, Senior Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations of the Toronto Maple Leafs?
Dick Phillips, baseball player and manager?
Don Taylor, television sportscaster?
Dugald Campbell Patterson, Burnaby pioneer?
Glenn Anderson, hockey player?
Greg Zanon, hockey player?
Jacob Hoggard, lead singer of Hedley?
Jason LaBarbera, hockey player?
Joe Sakic, hockey player?
Karl Alzner, hockey player?
Kenndal McArdle, hockey player?
Kris Chucko, hockey player?
Matthew Good, singer?
Michael Bublé, singer?
Michael J. Fox, actor?
Mike Santorelli, hockey player?
Murray SawChuck, magician?
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, hockey player?
Svend Robinson, politician?
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[list cropped again]

Michael Bublé, singer? Him.

Olden times -> B.C. -> British Columbia -> Burnaby -> Michael Bublé
A well-known Game -> The Game -> Yale -> George Bush (the first one) -> "Read my lips, no new taxes" -> Lip reading
A turkey -> three in a row -> sweep -> Supermarket

Now what connects these?
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I guess it's the song 'Haven't met you yet' the video for which takes place in a supermarket. Is it just that he is lip synching the words in the video?
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I guess it's the song 'Haven't met you yet' the video for which takes place in a supermarket. Ohh so close. Is it just that he is lip synching the words in the video? No. Remember that it says lip reading and not lip syncing.

I'd suggest using Google and YouTube here.
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Darn I thought I had that. I've now exhausted my entire Buble knowledge bank. As you may have guessed he wouldn't be on my most played.

I'll regroup and revert.
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Darn I thought I had that. I've now exhausted my entire Buble knowledge bank. As you may have guessed he wouldn't be on my most played.

I'll regroup and revert. Don't worry, you were super-duper close. Like I said, GoogleTube will be a huge help.
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Oh is it that people have dubbed other songs over the video on YouTube and it looks remarkably like Mr Buble is singing the dubbed song? I saw a particularly funny Russian one.

Has this become a popular Youtube spoof like 'Hitler in the bunker' or 'Fenton' that has gone viral.
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Oh is it that people have dubbed other songs over the video on YouTube and it looks remarkably like Mr Buble is singing the dubbed song? I saw a particularly funny Russian one. DINGDINGDING!!! We have a winner.

**********SPOILER**********

Olden times -> B.C. -> British Columbia -> Burnaby -> Michael Bublé
A well-known Game -> The Game -> Yale -> George Bush (the first one) -> "Read my lips, no new taxes" -> Lip reading
A turkey -> three in a row -> sweep -> Supermarket

And what connects these? The YouTube video "Russian Unicorn": a "bad lip reading" version of Michael Bublé's "Haven't Met You Yet," the video of which takes place in a supermarket.

Excellent work everyone, especially Peter there at the end. New puzzle in a jiffy.


Has this become a popular Youtube spoof like 'Hitler in the bunker' or 'Fenton' that has gone viral. Well, the video has over 2 million views, so...
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Nice one. It is a very funny vid.

If you haven't checked out 'Fenton' I urge you to do so. People are putting the soundtrack over famous movie clips including a scene from Indiana Jones.

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