F-L-A To Win

Dec 15, 2017
Originally published on June 29, 2018 12:46 pm

Finally, an Ask Me Another quiz made for Flava Flav fans: We crowned our big Orlando winner with a final round in which every answer contains the consecutive letters F-L-A.

Heard on Roxane Gay: The Facts And The Furious: Orlando Drift.

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

It's time to crown our big winner. Let's bring back our finalists - Beth Love, who turned a pickup line about dance pants into a career, and Marc Ispass, who just wants everyone to be able to ride bikes and take the train.

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EISENBERG: Puzzle guru Art Chung, take it away.

ART CHUNG: Thanks, Ophira. Beth and Marc, your final round is in honor of Florida and is called F-L-A to Win. Every answer contains the consecutive letters F-L-A. So for example, if I said it's an insurance company whose mascot is a talking duck once voiced by Gilbert Gottfried, you'd answer Aflac. Our big winner will receive an ASK ME ANOTHER Rubik's Cube and a copy of "Hunger: A Memoir Of (My) Body" signed by Roxane Gay.

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CHUNG: We rolled a 20-sided die backstage and Marc is going first. Here we go. Marc, blending into one's surroundings, usually in the context of hunting or combat.

MARC ISPASS: Camouflage.

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: Beth, seen falling from the sky during winter, it's become a word used to insult people for appearing too sensitive or self-involved.

BETH LOVE: Snowflake.

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: Marc, also seen during winter, it's a fabric often used in shirts with a plaid pattern.

ISPASS: Flannel.

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: Beth, these fibrous seeds are an ingredient in cereals like Kashi GoLean.

LOVE: Flax.

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: Marc, it's the full name of vitamin B2.

ISPASS: Riboflavin.

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: Beth, in biology, a whip-like appendage found on some cells.

LOVE: Flagellum.

CHUNG: That is right.

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CHUNG: Marc, in the movie "Office Space," it's what Jennifer Aniston's character was required to wear as a server at Chotchkie's.

ISPASS: Flair.

CHUNG: That is right.

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CHUNG: Beth, it's a medical term for intestinal gas that is being expelled.

LOVE: Flatulence (laughter).

CHUNG: That's right.

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CHUNG: We're at the halfway point. The game is tied at four points each. Marc, it's the nickname for the football pressure scandal involving Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

ISPASS: Deflategate.

CHUNG: That's right.

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CHUNG: Beth, the NBA's official rules defined this as unnecessary and/or excessive contact committed by a player against an opponent.

LOVE: Flab grabbing.

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CHUNG: That would be amazing. I'm sorry, the answer is flagrant foul.

ISPASS: (Laughter).

CHUNG: Marc, the Public Enemy rapper known for wearing a clock as a necklace and for his role on reality dating shows.

ISPASS: Flavor Flav.

CHUNG: That's right.

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CHUNG: Beth, the stage name of Joseph Saddler, the deejay who performed with the Furious Five. Sorry, three seconds.

LOVE: Flavor Man.

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CHUNG: I'm sorry. We were looking for Grandmaster Flash. And so here's the situation. The score is 6 to 4. Marc, if you get this question right you win. In the Roaring '20s, a woman who listened to jazz and wore short skirts.

ISPASS: Flapper.

CHUNG: That's right.

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EISENBERG: Beth, thank you so much. It was such a pleasure to have you on the show.

LOVE: Thank you.

EISENBERG: Congratulations, Marc.

ISPASS: Thank you.

EISENBERG: That is our show. ASK ME ANOTHER'S puzzle guru is Art Chung.

CHUNG: Hey, my name anagrams to narc thug.

EISENBERG: Our house musician is Jonathan Coulton.

CHUNG: Thou jolt a cannon.

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EISENBERG: Our puzzles are written by Andrew Kane and senior writers Karen Lurie (ph) and Josiah Madigan (ph). ASK ME ANOTHER is produced by Mike Katzif, Travis Larchuk, Julia Melfi, Danny Shin, Rommel Wood and our intern Madeline Kaplan along with Steve Nelson and Anya Grundmann. We are recorded by ValveTone Recordings and Rick Kwan. We'd like to thank the Hard Rock Live.

CHUNG: Dark rich love.

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EISENBERG: WMFE Orlando.

CHUNG: M few.

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EISENBERG: And our production partner WNYC.

CHUNG: YCNW.

EISENBERG: I'm her ripe begonias.

CHUNG: Ophira Eisenberg.

EISENBERG: And this was ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.

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