I had an email in the middle of the night challenging either my understanding of doctrine or my counting or both on yesterday's answers. The charge was that bearing false witness against a neighbor would violate the eighth commandment and not the ninth. Being the well-trained librarian I am I went straight to the library databases to settle the issue. I searched in Ebsco's MasterFILE Premier, my favorite one for general knowledge for popular consumption. What do you know? The magazine U.S. Catholic had published a whole article. It turns out that "different religious traditions divide the seventeen verses of Exodus 20:1–17 and their parallels in Deuteronomy 5:4–21 into ten "commandments" or "sayings" in different ways... Some suggest that the number ten is a choice to aid memorization rather than a matter of theology." (Thanks for the handy quote, Wikipedia.) SO, since I did not specify which tradition I was asking about, I amended the scores for the Numbers Round to give you a point for identifying either eight or nine as the commandment against bearing false witness.
Here are the answers for the Picture Round:
Mr. Bigglesworth. If anyone had known the cat-actor's name is Ted Nude-gent, I would have given you an extra half point... and then asked for your friendship.
This cutie gave me some trouble. I was looking for Bobcat but upon reflection and research, I think I have to settle for Lynx as well.
Mr. Mistoffelees. It's clear to me that the poor reviews of the recent movie reached us here in the Valley. For what it's worth, I enjoyed it but I knew what to expect. If you were looking for a movie, you would have been disappointed. It's an interpretation of the musical. I gave a half point for any Cats reference.
Jinxy from Meet the Parents
Stimpy from Ren and Stimpy.... Happy Happy Joy Joy
Bobcat Goldthwait. Lots of teams guessed Cat Stevens which I wish I had thought of. Lyrics would have been a great clue.
Villanova Wildcats. Half point awarded for half an answer.
If you are one of the 3 teams who got Simon's Cat you should be very proud. One just answered Simon. Half an answer gets half a point. If you have never watched Simon's Cat, I encourage you to do so. You'll be the hippest in your hood.
This is another that caused some trouble. The answer is Bobcat or anything that includes that. Caterpillar was not accepted as they are totally different companies.
Catnip or Catmint. Since catnip is in the mint family, I gave half a point. Funny story, though, I once mistook it for mint and served pitcher after pitcher of it at a party. It didn't matter much after the first one.