Trivia Time

Slow day here for me. We are getting ready to go to the beach, and I just don’t have much interesting to say about my little old life. I just want to escape it with a bigass margarita in hand.

I played trivia last night with some of The Creekers. Honorary Creeker, Camille was there, too. We are all heavier, balder, and grayer, but it is so comforting to be with people who have known you since before you quit wetting the bed. We used to play trivia together a lot more than we do now. I think we used to be better, too. We definitely used to drink more.

Anyway, Leelee was the big brain last night, but every decent trivia team knows that not only do you have to have people with vast trivial knowledge, but those people also have to be know-it-alls and push their right answers on the rest of the team. Lisa evidently still thinks that me and Ev are actually smart; I know good and well she has been there for much of my brain-cell-destroying activities, so Leelee, speak up. You were the smartest one there last night! Argue with us. We like it.

The first half of questions were easy peasy. We kinda tanked on the second half. Questions (paraphrased based on my patchy memory,) with answers to come tonight:

  1. On Family Feud, what did most respondents say is most often given to people in the hospital?
  2. What product uses the advertising phrase “Taste the Rainbow?”
  3. What movie did Tom Cruise have to learn Japanese sword-fighting and the Japanese language for?
  4. What major city does Logan airport serve?
  5. What sport did b-baller Joaquim (sp?) Noah’s father, Yannick, play?
  6. What hormone does the pancreas produce that lowers blood glucose levels?
  7. What talk show host is married to Marlo Thomas?
  8. What word, from the latin for “to entrust,” means to keep a jury in isolation?
  9. What jazz trumpeter was nicknamed “satchmo?”
  10. Halftime question:
  11. What four artists did the song, “That’s What Friends are For?”
  12. What Four Seasons song title came from a Clark Gable movie line?
  13. Which of the following is the Laker’s all-time top scorer? Kareem, Jerry West, or Magic Johnson?
  14. What branch of our military has a red stripe on their dress blues called a “blood line?”
  15. In the zodiac, what sign are you if you are born on Feb. 29th?
  16. On what continent is the Balkan peninsula?
  17. What ’92 movie had the tagline, “You’ll laugh, You’ll cry, You’ll Hurl?”
  18. What computer modeling program demo became famous after being featured on the tv show Ally McBeal?
  19. Which of the following had a number one hit in the UK with their song, “Cherish:” The Association, Kook and the Gang, or Madonna?
  20. Whose wife and daughter were killed in a plane crash, ironically, near Mt. Everest?
  21. Final Question:
  22. Of the ten top-grossing films of all time, which two are not sequels and do not have sequels?

Come on, smart people.

  10 comments for “Trivia Time

  1. Lyle
    June 12, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    This is without Google’s help!

    1. Drugs
    2. Skittles
    3. “The Last Samurai”
    4. Boston
    5. Tennis
    6. Insulin
    7. Phil Donahue
    8. sequester
    9. Louis Armstrong
    10. N/A
    11. Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and Dionne Warwick
    12. “Walk Like a Man”
    13. Like I would know this. Let’s say Kareem.
    14. Marines
    15. Capricorn
    16. Europe
    17. “Wayne’s World”
    18. The Dancing Baby
    19. The Association
    20. Sir Edmund Hilary
    21. N/A
    22. “E.T.” and “Titanic”

  2. Lee Lee
    June 12, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    Right! You totally googled the “That’s what friends are for” people! :)

  3. Lyle
    June 13, 2007 at 2:42 am

    No, Lisa; sadly, I am just that old. ;)

  4. Mike Maier
    June 13, 2007 at 5:25 am

    My favorite is the one about ‘Kook and the Gang’- they were awesome…
    Mike

  5. Jealous Lisa
    June 13, 2007 at 7:05 am

    Must be nice to be at the beach. And not here at the hospital. Must be nice.

  6. Jason
    June 13, 2007 at 11:20 am

    where is the love? I carried my weight! I seem to remember getting skittles, phil donahue, louis armstrong, jerry west, and waynes world…..

  7. Steph Bachman
    June 13, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    I totally would have kicked ass with you.

  8. Dogwood Girl
    June 15, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    Okay, in case you haven’t noticed people, Lyle is kinda smart. He would have gotten #1 right, if I had written the question more accurately – it was “what gift do you give people in the hospital?” – “drugs was the obvious correct answer, though, if the question had been just “give”. The answer was “flowers.”

    Lyle, why the N/A s for the halftime and final question?

    “Walk like a man” was wrong. It was “big girls don’t cry.”

    Kareem was wrong – Jerry West. Whoever the fuck HE is. Jason got it correct, though.

    15 = Pisces, not Cap.

    Mike, you are Kook and the Gang.

    Steph, you kick ass standalone.

  9. Nat
    June 16, 2007 at 12:08 am

    I just wanted to say that last year on the girls trip we played some game and I was by far the drunkest of them all and kicked everyone’s ass–even Steph’s smarty pants’ ass. Of course now, I can’t even remember what the game was. I am sure Steph knows. I think it was her game. And, I definitely think we should play that game again this time.

  10. Dogwood Girl
    June 17, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    Nat, it’s a good thing you aren’t very competitive.

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