I believe I know the 'common theme' of the category names. But I am not in the competition, so I do not know if I should commment? So, I will make my comment cagey.
I think they are all related, in some way, to a man of literature who had friends who were interested in a popular theory of the time about the Earth. Am I right cagey Bat Guy? Permalink
Quoting Dave Kaleta
Here are the category names for round four of the 2011 MocOlympics...
And Now for Something Completely Different
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice
Devoured by a Rhinoceros
Is Today Thorsday Already?
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Quoth the Raven
The Doorstep to the Temple of Wisdom
We're not saying who has what yet, or the specifics of the categories, but there is a theme among the list, so speculate at will...
-Monty Python's Flying Circus
-Beetlejuice (Tim Burton)
-James and the Giant Peach (Roald Dahl)
-Not sure where this comes from
-Edgar Allan Poe
-I'm not sure what "The Gates" refers to...the art installation in Central Park by Christo and Jeanne-Claude? The short-lived TV show?...???
The only theme I can seem to come up with is something about unexpected change/results. Hmmmm indeed. Permalink
Quoting E.K.O .
So these are the categories we'll get if I make it to the next round of the MIT?
Anyway, I love the "Thorsday" one. "Tor" is "Thor" in Swedish, "Dag" is "day" in Swedish, and "Torsdag" is Swedish for Thursday. :P
And Wednesday comes from "Odin's Day" and Friday is from "Freya's Day"...not sure about the others, though. :)
Interesting side note...before the Roman Catholics invaded the Germanic regions, Freya's Day was considered a lucky day (since Freya is the goddess of luck) and thirteen was considered a lucky number, making Friday the 13th one of the luckiest days you could have! The Church didn't like that, though, so they spread the opposite as true. :P Permalink