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Episode 53 Connection Contest: Conspiracy & Elk Fest

By sconway - Posted on 28 April 2008

Can YOU create a connection between Conspiracy and Elk Fest?

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The connection is "bullpucky." In Elchfest, players flick small *pucks* for *bull* moose to step across. In Conspiracy, players utilize bluffing, known in genteel company as "bullpucky."

darthpilgrim's picture

ANSWER: Boy Scouts

REASONING: If you care to know what the "real" Elk Fest is, it's a weekend event in Colorado that takes place once a year. The weekend is centered around a "Boy Scout" Elk antler auction. So...
Bruce Willis is the star of The Last "Boy Scout"
Bruce starred with Morgan Freeman in "Lucky Number Slevin"
Morgan Starred with Jennifer Aniston in "Bruce Almighty"
Jennifer starred with Gary Cole in "Office Space" (Bill Lumburgh)
Gary Cole stars in......"Conspiracy" - a 2008 soon to be released movie with Val Kilmer. TA DA!!!!!!


BigFriendlyDave's picture

Is the link Jason Bourne

Who features in the Bourne Conspiracy, and of course, the creatures are borne across the river in Elk Fest



Steerpike's picture
The connection is JFK. He was shot and killed by an elk who was hiding on the grassy knoll. Or so one Conspiracy Theory goes.....
Steerpike's picture
I'm pretty sure that Conspiracy was published under a different name in the UK. As memory serves me (and, frankly, I'm getting old) it was called the "Enigma File" after a popular spy TV program in the 1970s. EF, you see. Enigma File and Elk Fest. ------------------------------------------------- We don't stop playing games when we get old...... We get old when we stop playing games 
J Moody's picture
There were certainly some murmurs of discontent that year that the Elk Fest stole the popular hip hop group Antlahz away from the rival Moose Fest. Some even went so far as to claim conspiracy, but that talk was hushed. Given that the Reindeer Days attract a much larger crowd than either fest, I would say that the conspiracy claims were far fetched. Looks like I might need to research this a bit more. Disclaimer: Any similarity to actual festivals and/or hip hop groups was purely accidental. 
J Moody's picture
A small rearrangement of the letters provides a texting generation style message of terror. kEl steF Not sure if it threatens someone by name (Stefan, Stephanie) of just 'Stuff', but it certainly is not a message to ignore. Watch out for Bambi and pals! 
beehive23's picture
Conspiracy was re-released as Casablanca. Casa Blanca translated from Spanish is White House. Several Presidents have been members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks ( Therefore, the White House is practically an Elk Fest.
scooterb23's picture
The most obvious connection is the Iran-Contra Affair connection. Where there was a CONPIRACY involving OLLIE (one of the names of the Elk in Elk Fest) North to sell weapons to Iran. Bonus connection, since Iran-Contra is a card in Twilight Struggle.

Conspiracy and Moose - with Boris and Natasha always having some sort of conspiracy against Rocky and Bullwinkle, the answer has to be Bullwinkle.

geoff.engelstein's picture

Here's your connection - The song:


Spy Who Loved Moose by Bentley Rhythm Ace!



Dave's picture

You Spielers are cracking me up. All the connections so far are awesome! It's going to be tough to pick just one. Keep up the insanity!!



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