Name That Tune: Dieter Ruehle Edition
Ronald Reagan
PBS' The Great American Read: Books of the 80's
Comic Books of the 80's
Q without U
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200

He played this when the Astros visited

Organ Action 8: 3:19-3:46

The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again

200

In 1966, Reagan's first political victory was his election to this job

Governor of California

200

Gary Paulsen won the 1986 Newberry Award for this novel that kicked off a five-book series all about a 13 year-old kid surviving the wilderness on his own with this one important tool at his disposal.

Hatchet

200

Published in 1987, "The Wedding" saw Mary Jane Watson and Spider-Man, alias of this character, get married.

Peter Parker

200

Dvorak is an alternative to this standard keyboard layout

Qwerty

200

This product's website says its the ultimate beauty tool

Q-tip

400

He plays this to let opposing batters know where curves go down to

Organ Action #5: 3:12-3:24

Lipps Inc - Funkytown

400

Regarding a foundational pillar of trickle-down economics, nicknamed this, "Major reforms reducing taxes on the rich lead to higher income inequality. In contrast, such reforms do not have any significant effect on economic growth and unemployment."

Reaganomics

It never dies - it justified Trump's Covid bill as recently as 2020

400

This 1982 book by Alice Walker won the '83 Pulitzer and a National Book Award for Fiction. Nonetheless, Oprah, Danny Glover and Tommy's daughter Rae Dawn Chong brought the story much more acclaim 3 years later.

The Color Purple

400

This uncanny group's "Days of Future Past," published in 1981, saw a dystopian future in which mutants are incarcerated in internment camps.

X-Men

400

With a horn-shaped nose and no pants, this pyramid-hopping '80s arcade favorite.

Q*bert

600

He presumably played this after ball 4

Dieter Ruehle Organ Set 15: 4:41-5:05

Dire Straits - Walk of Life

600

"They Live" is an excellent takedown of Reagan from this writer/director who remarked, "The premise is that the 'Reagan Revolution' is run by aliens from another galaxy. Free enterprisers...have taken over the world and are exploiting Earth as if it's a third-world planet. As soon as they exhaust all our resources, they'll move onto another planet."

John Carpenter

600

This book, originally published in 1988 in Portuguese, has since sold over 65 million copies worldwide and been translated into a Guinness World Record 80 different languages by a living author - Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist

600

Despite being introduced in 1939, this DC hero's origin was revolutionized in the 1988 "Year One." It depicted his and then-detective James Gordon's first year fighting crime.

Batman

600

Daily Double

Only slot

800

He played it to troll the Astros

Name That Tune: 2:17-2:34

Todd Rundgren - Bang The Drum All Day

800

Ronald Reagan was born on Feb 6, 1911 in the city of Tampico in this state

Illinois

800

Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel is set in a strongly patriarchal, totalitarian theocratic state known as Gilead that has overthrown the U.S. government. The central character Offred is currently portrayed by Elizabeth Moss.

The Handmaid's Tale

800

The greatest graphic novel of all-time, featuring characters Ozymandias, Dr. Manhattan and Rorschach; written by Alan Moore and published by DC in '86 and '87. Who watches them?

Watchmen

800

Summer temps can rise above 120F in this country that gained independence in 1971

Qatar

1000

He presumably played this for the season opener

Organ Action #5: 0-20

Maxine Nightingale - Right Back Where We Started

1000

Reagan's diary entry for January 27, 1981 reads, "Ceremony on s. lawn to welcome" these people home

Iranian hostages

1000

Beloved, published in 1987, won this author the Pulitzer Prize. She would go on to become one of 16 women to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.

Toni Morrison

1000

The first issue of this comic-book adaptation of the same-named anthology horror film written by Stephen King and directed by George Romero was published in 1982

Creepshow

1000

This 3-letter term (a Latin abbreviation) means which was to be demonstrated 

Q.E.D. (quod erat demonstrandum)

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