Archive for the ‘Trivia’ Category

Snow Day

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Lots of fun in the snow today!

All bundled up and ready for the snow.

All bundled up and ready for the snow.

Frolicking

Frolicking

Are we done yet?

Are we done yet?

Taking a rest from the frolic.

Taking a rest from the frolic.

Possibly getting a little too action shot for me and my camera.

Possibly getting a little too action shot for me and my camera.

It's so cold i can't feel my face. Hahahahaha.

It's so cold i can't feel my face. Hahahahaha.

Serious. And Goofy

Serious. And Goofy

More frolic.

More frolic.

Alright, Malex, now you pissed me off.

Alright, Malex, now you pissed me off.

SisterSpeak

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Because I was picking cotton today, I was reminded that my sister and I have our own language. As our friend Harris famously once said, “You guys are freakishly close.”

How well do you know me and Leelee? Do you know the meaning of these words and phrases?

Waggy Butt
whermp
salmon
cotton
catface
strap on the feedbag
We should bitch more
shark
him’s bad

Lisa, what would you add to this list? I know there are more. This was off the top of my head when I was picking cotton this morning.

(Um, yeah, this is just a post for fun while i finish up a longer one I am working on.)

Things We Didn’t Know

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Recently missed questions in trivia:

Travel: Out of the three major airports serving the New York City area, which one is the smallest?

TV Bonus Question: In the first five seasons of American Idol, who were the five runners-up? (You only have to come up with four.)

TV: What law drama had an episode with a Podiatrist who refused to explain why a severed head was found in his bag?

Know the answer?

Belated Birthday Post

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

I often feel like reflecting on another year when my birthday comes around, but for some reason, I didn’t feel like it yesterday. Once again, I feel like my birthday is just a number, and I am stuck at 27 or so, and I know that the number of years mean nothing. I love my 30’s, though – I feel like I know more about the things I want out of life, and I know who the important people are, and I know to let the other things and people slide, because life is way too short to waste time on the meaningless, and on regrets. My birthday, though, has always been tinged with regret, because I hurt people around me on my birthday one year, and every year, I wake up and regret that I caused pain, and the first thing I think of is how this birthday will inevitably be better than that birthday. And every year, it never fails, no matter how lackluster it is, it is better than the terrible birthday. Life has a funny way of giving you things to remember as horrible, and in that way gives you the gift of context; You can always compare an event to the event by which all other events are measured and be reminded that things are generally good, and you should appreciate it for what it is. See people? I can be a glass half full person. i can!

This year was no different. Todd took me out on Friday for my “real” birthday celebration, which meant that we were able to eat dinner together in a decent restaurant without dealing with whiners and spills, and cutting things up, and making sure things weren’t too hot, and all the little things that a meal with children require of parents. We stayed out late, and we had hangovers on Saturday, and they were worth it, because we had fun together. Then yesterday, Todd got up with the kids, which meant i was able to sleep about 10 minutes later than usual. It sucks being an adult on your birthday – you still have to battle yucky weather, and get kids to school, and pick kids up. You still have to smear peanut butter on bread and pour milks. Nobody makes you a handmade crown. But you do get to go out that night and your family has you blow out candles (Yes, Rollie, they do have that many candles at the grocery store,) and you have cupcakes (chocolate with hot pink icing!). You get phone calls from people who don’t call you regularly, and nice emails, and cards, and people remind you that they love you. And you feel loved. And you win at trivia, and that is always a great birthday gift.

Thanks to all the wonderful people who made me feel very special yesterday, in a ton of different ways. You know who you are, and I love you all.

Trivia Answers, Dec. 4th, 2007

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Round 1

  1. Lucas: What in the ’97 special edition Star Wars movie created an uproar among SW traditionalists? It was in the Greedo/Han confrontation scene. Greedo shoots first.
  2. Bands: What band was started in 1983 at Univ. of VT by Trey Anastazio, Jeff Hollworth, Mike Fishman, and somebody Goldberg? Phish.
  3. Cartoons: Where do BooBoo Bear and Yogi Bear live? Jellystone
  4. Griswolds: Where is Clark taking the family in the first Vacation? WallyWorld
  5. Authors: What Suspense novelist, best known for fiction, wrote the non-fiction best-sellers “Skipping Christmas” and “Playing for Pizza?” John Grisham.

Bonus – Muppets: What are the names of the two muppets who sit in the balcony on the Muppet Show? Statler and Waldorf

Round 2

  1. Movies: What is the name of Adam Sandler’s production company, which produced movies such as Little Nicky, Deuce bigelow, and 50 First Dates? Happy Madison
  2. Guitar Gods: What guitarist played with The Whore, Quiet Riot, and Ozzy before dying in a plane crash in 1982? Randy Rhoades.
  3. Children’s Authors: Who wrote the Curious George series? H.A. Ray
  4. EAV: What historically took place on Tuesdays around 9:30ish at The Gravity? Bingo Trivia
  5. I’ve Got a Shotgun: What vehicle is responsible for our term “Shotgun!” The Stagecoach

Bonus – Cheers: Name the 3 male Bartenders on Cheers. Sam, Woody, and Coach

Round 3

  1. Judge Judy – What is her full name? Judy Steindlen
  2. Poetry: What is the term for a word that is spelled like it sounds? Onomonopaeia
  3. The Soup: Who is the current host of The Soup? Joel (can’t remember the last name)
  4. Big Words for Small things: What is [I am guessing at the full question and spelling, but it is something along the lines of] “Heterogeneous hydroscopic, antisytropic lignin holding together celluloses and semicelluloses?” Wood
  5. Howard Stern Regulars: 4′ 1″ tall Henry Joseph Mastiff, Jr., of the WacPack, is also known by what nickname? Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf

Bonus – A Clockwork Orange: Name the 4 Youths responsible for The Ultraviolence. Alex, Dim, Georgia, and Pete.

Round 4

  1. Smoking: According to advertising, how far would you walk for a Camel? A Mile
  2. Hockey: Name the last winner of the Stanley Cup. Anaheim Ducks
  3. Blues Bros: What actress played the ex-fiance of Joliet Jakes (sp?) Carrie Fisher
  4. The Clermont: Who at the Clermont is famous for crushing beer cans with her breasts? Blondie
  5. Simpsons: Who is the voice of Homer’s 1/2 brother, Herb Powell? Danny Devito

Bonus – Name the five members of The Breakfast Club. (Characters’ names.) Claire Standish, John Bender, Andrew Clark, Brian Johnson, Allison Reynolds.

Trivia Questions, Dec. 4, 2007

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Round 1

  1. Lucas: What in the ’97 special edition Star Wars movie created an uproar among SW traditionalists? It was in the Greedo/Han confrontation scene.
  2. Bands: What band was started in 1983 at Univ. of VT by Trey Anastazio, Jeff Hollworth, Mike Fishman, and somebody Goldberg?
  3. Cartoons: Where do BooBoo Bear and Yogi Bear live?
  4. Griswolds: Where is Clark taking the family in the first Vacation?
  5. Authors: What Suspense novelist, best known for fiction, wrote the non-fiction best-sellers “Skipping Christmas” and “Playing for Pizza?”

Bonus – Muppets: What are the names of the two muppets who sit in the balcony on the Muppet Show?

Round 2

  1. Movies: What is the name of Adam Sandler’s production company, which produced movies such as Little Nicky, Deuce bigelow, and 50 First Dates?
  2. Guitar Gods: What guitarist played with The Whore, Quiet Riot, and Ozzy before dying in a plane crash in 1982?
  3. Children’s Authors: Who wrote the Curious George series?
  4. EAV: What historically took place on Tuesdays around 9:30ish at The Gravity?
  5. I’ve Got a Shotgun: What vehicle is responsible for our term “Shotgun!”

Bonus – Cheers: Name the 3 male Bartenders on Cheers.

Round 3

  1. Judge Judy – What is her full name?
  2. Poetry: What is the term for a word that is spelled like it sounds?
  3. The Soup: Who is the current host of The Soup?
  4. Big Words for Small things: What is [I am guessing at the full question and spelling, but it is something along the lines of] “Heterogeneous hydroscopic, antisytropic lignin holding together celluloses and semicelluloses?”
  5. Howard Stern Regulars: 4′ 1″ tall Henry Joseph Mastiff, Jr., of the WacPack, is also known by what nickname?

Bonus – A Clockwork Orange: Name the 4 Youths responsible for The Ultraviolence.

Round 4

  1. Smoking: According to advertising, how far would you walk for a Camel?
  2. Hockey: Name the last winner of the Stanley Cup.
  3. Blues Bros: What actress played the ex-fiance of Joliet Jakes (sp?)
  4. The Clermont: Who at the Clermont is famous for crushing beer cans with her breasts?
  5. Simpsons: Who is the voice of Homer’s 1/2 brother, Herb Powell?

Bonus – Name the five members of The Breakfast Club. (Characters’ names.)

Answer in the comments, pretty please, and I’ll post the correct answers tomorrow.

Trivia Answers

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Round 1 –

  1. ATL sports: What is the name of the now defunct professional women’s soccer team in Atlanta? The Beat
  2. Barbie: What year was Barbie introduced, within two years: 1959
  3. Bond: What was the name of the last Sean Connery Bond film? Never Say Never
  4. US Capitals: What is the capital of North Dakota? Bismarck
  5. U2: What was U2’s first full-length release on Island records (hint: 1980): Boy

Bonus: Name the two actors who played Bo and Luke Duke in the recent movie. Johnny Knoxville and Sean William Scott.

Round 2 –

  1. What article of clothing did the invention of the bra replace? Corset
  2. Classical Music: Who wrote the Brandenburg Concerto? (There might be more to this question, but if there is, I don’t remember) Bach
  3. Metal: Kevin Dubrow died this week. What metal band did he front? Quiet Riot
  4. East Atlanta Village: What happens at the former location of the Kingfisher school on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings? Dog Park
  5. Gods: What is the name of the Egyptian sun god? Ra

Bonus: Name the four members of the Walsh family on Beverly Hills 90210. Brandon, Brenda, Jim, and Cindy.

Round 3 –

  1. Math: What is the cube root of 152? 8 (i think?)
  2. Authors – Who wrote the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy? Douglas Adams
  3. Cel Phones – What is Boost Mobile a subsidiary of? Metro-Pcs or Sprint
  4. Plague – Within ten million, how many people died during the middle ages’ Black Plague? I can’t remember what the answer was.
  5. Cartoonists – Name of the comic written by Berkeley Brethed that spawned another comic strip called Outland? Bloom County

Bonus – Name the three members of Run DMC. (Either their stage names or real names.) Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell.

Final Round –

  1. VPs – Who was the first vice president? John Adams
  2. Video Games – What classic video game company created the game Centipede? Nintendo
  3. Wildlife – What is the only place on earth where alligators and crocs coexist in the wild? Florida
  4. acronyms – What does MARTA stand for? Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
  5. Beer – Which has the fewest calories? Coors Light, Bud Light, or Miller Light? Miller Light

Bonus – What are the top five highest-grossing film series of all time, based on unadjusted gross receipts?

(in no certain order)
Pirates of the Caribbean
Star Wars
Harry Potter
Lord of the Rings
Bond

Trivia

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

So, I have the most awesomest sister in the world. She worked a twelve hour shift yesterday, wiping geriatric butts, then rushed over to watch my kids so that I could go out and play trivia. Then, she got up with them, fed and dressed them, and took them to school so I could sleep late. Oh, and she is knocked up, so she did it without copious amounts of coffee. What an amazement.

We did okay at trivia last night, and came in third, but I was a little disappointed that we blew the first place lead we carried through the first two rounds. Much fun was had, though, and our all-girls team picked up a few male scabs and . . . well, we didn’t really need them, but it was good to see them. There has been much discussion about whether our trivia team should be open to males or if it is a girls’ only night, and so the desegregation was not bad at all. I even picked up one very funny naked skateboarding story. You can’t beat that.

On to the questions, if i can remember them:

Round 1 –

  1. ATL sports: What is the name of the now defunct professional women’s soccer team in Atlanta?
  2. Barbie: What year was Barbie introduced, within two years:
  3. Bond: What was the name of the last Sean Connery Bond film?
  4. US Capitals: What is the capital of North Dakota?
  5. U2: What was U2’s first full-length release on Island records (hint: 1980):

Bonus: Name the two actors who played Bo and Luke Duke in the recent movie.

Round 2 –

  1. What article of clothing did the invention of the bra replace?
  2. Classical Music: Who wrote the Brandenburg Concerto? (There might be more to this question, but if there is, I don’t remember)
  3. Metal: Kevin Dubrow died this week. What metal band did he front?
  4. East Atlanta Village: What happens at the former location of the Kingfisher school on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings?
  5. Gods: What is the name of the Egyptian sun god?

Bonus: Name the four members of the Walsh family on Beverly Hills 90210.

Round 3 –

  1. Math: What is the cube root of 152?
  2. Authors – Who wrote the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy?
  3. Cel Phones – What is Boost Mobile a subsidiary of?
  4. Plague – Within ten million, how many people died during the middle ages’ Black Plague?
  5. Cartoonists – Name of the comic written by Berkeley Brethed that spawned another comic strip called Outland?

Bonus – Name the three members of Run DMC. (Either their stage names or real names.)

Final Round –

  1. VPs – Who was the first vice president?
  2. Video Games – What classic video game company created the game Centipede?
  3. Wildlife – What is the only place on earth where alligators and crocs coexist in the wild?
  4. acronyms – What does MARTA stand for?
  5. Beer – Which has the fewest calories? Coors Light, Bud Light, or Miller Light?

Bonus – What are the top five films of all time, based on unadjusted gross receipts?

Trivia

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

We came in 4th by one measly point. We were in first, but spectacularly blew the lead with our ill-advised wagering. Still fun, though. Here goes:

Round 1 –

  1. Beer: # of ounces in a Foster’s oil can of beer.
  2. Billionaires: Founder of the Virgin corporate empire.
  3. South Park: What year did South Park premiere?
  4. Car Companies: What is the parent company of Lexus?
  5. Presidents: Who is the most recent President to win the Nobel Peace Prize?
  6. Bonus – Dekalb County: The position Vernon Jones currently holds and the position he is seeking.

Round 2 –

  1. Booze: Jagermeister translates to the English for ______.
  2. Civil War: Where did Lee surrender to Grant?
  3. EAV: The year that the Gravity Pub originally opened, within one year:
  4. Great albums of the past: What did Rolling Stone say was the record of the decade for the 80’s?
  5. Heavy Metal: What is the name of Motley Crue’s first album?
  6. Bonus: Who were the three original members of the band Nirvana?

Round 3:

  1. Movies: What George Lucas film made only 750,000 at the box office, but is the most profitable film in Hollywood history?
  2. Napoleon Dynamite: What is Napoleon Dynamite’s brother’s name?
  3. Polka: Who is the “American Polka King?” (Hint: He shares a name with an accordion-playing pop star.)
  4. U.S. Capitals: What is the capital of Montana?
  5. Art History: What artist created “Sunday Afternoon on the Grande Jette” (sp?)?
  6. Bonus – 80s Sitcoms: Name the four actresses who played the leads on The Golden Girls.

Round 4:

  1. TV Commercials: What was Mr. Whipple’s catchphrase?
  2. Simpsons: What Star Wars figure from Ralph Wigam’s (sp?) diorama was broken when he fell?
  3. Sports: What NFL team holds the record for the most points scored in a single season?
  4. TV: What tv show features characters named: Dennis, Frank, Mac, Charlie, and Sweet D?
  5. Band Names: The band Nerf Herder took their name from a line in what 80s movie?
  6. Bonus – Baseball: What 5 franchises have the most World Series wins?

I think we only missed six of these. How did you do?

Trivia Answers – Almost Forgot

Thursday, November 1st, 2007
  1. What year was the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre released? 1984
  2. The Arthur Miller play based on the Salem Witch trials. The Crucible.
  3. Total number of movies in the Friday the 13th, Halloween, and Nightmare on Elm St series, including the combination movie, and any remakes. 27!!!!!
  4. Birth name of the serial killer nicknamed “The Killer Clown.” John Wayne Gacy.
  5. What is the name of the pub in which Shaun and his friends holed up to escape Zombies in “Shaun of the Dead?” With Robin’s help, we would have come up with this one! The Winchester.
  6. In the Rocky Horror Picture Show, which two characters are brother and sister? RiffRaff and Magenta.
  7. What was the name of the sequel to Rocky Horror Picture Show? Shock Treatment.
  8. On South Park, what was mixed with Kenny’s embalming fluid to cause him to become a zombie? Worcestshire.
  9. Name of the monster who prowls Mexico eating goats? Chupacabras
  10. In Evil Dead, what is the name of the book of the Dead? Necronomicon
  11. In the original Friday the 13th, who was the killer? Jason’s Mom, Mrs. Voorhees. The Mom.
  12. Evil Poets: Who wrote “The Raven?” Edgar Allan Poe
  13. What are the three original Romero zombie films? (We only got two.) Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead.
  14. What beer would you use to kill a werewolf? Coors Light.
  15. What actors portrayed Marty Coleslaw and his uncle Red in Stephen King’s Silver Bullet? Corey Haim and Gary Busey
  16. What were the vampire-killing brothers, one of whom was played by Corey Feldman, referred to as in The Lost Boys? The Frog Bros.
  17. What musician is credited with popularizing the “devil horns” rock n roll gesture? Dio
  18. What 1922 film was the debut of the vampire on the big screen? Nosferatu
  19. Classic Arcade Games: What are the names of the four ghosts in the American version of the game PacMan? (We only got three.) Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde.
  20. The name of the English punk band whose ever-changing members included members named “Rat Scabies,” “Captain Sensible,” and “Urbana?” This one drove Robin and I crazy, because it was on the tip of our tongues. The Damned.
  21. Ancient Celtic festival/ritual credited with being the original Halloween? Samhain.
  22. What does Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos (sp?) mean? Day of the Dead.
  23. Number of bones in the male body? Bonus for naming the state in which this number is an area code. 206 (Washington State.)
  24. What is the only mammal naturally capable of flight? Bat.
  25. Final Question: Name the actors who played each of the following in The Rocky Horror Picture Show –

    Dr. Frankenfurter – Tim Curry
    Brad – Barry Bostwick
    Janet – Susan Sarandon
    RiffRaff – O’Brien
    Eddie – Meatloaf

Fun times. Who’s with me on Tuesday???