Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Trivia Q&A: March 22

We had a wacky night of Trivia on Tuesday night, with 18 teams coming in and filling up Professor Thom's. Once again it's great to see so many folks coming in on Tuesdays and enjoying the Trivia Nights!

We did "Celebrity Math" for the first time, and gave the Q Train the night off (it will be back next week). With many edits in the days before we finally did it last night. The scores were very low, with only two teams getting at least 6 points out of 10. However, overall most people seem to like the category, but my buddy Chris and I will fine tune it for the next time we do it, which should be some time in April. Hopefully the scores will improve then.

Just before IQ Trivia we announced the winner of Best Team Name, and by vote of the Thom's staff on hand, the team of Remember To Tip Your Bartenders and Servers Well was picked, and the bar booed the choice in unison, chanting "No tip!" Never saw such vitriol from the Trivia players, but Jim our bar manager said to me to pick another team and give them the prize of a pitcher of ale. I announced it and the bar broke into applause. I think Jim saved the night! (We picked "I Tried To Use 'Penis' As My Password But The Computer Said It Was Too Short.")

Despite being picked the original Best Team Name winners, Remember to Tip Your Bartenders and Servers Well wound up winning the night overall and by two points. They were also one of the few teams that got at least 3 questions right in IQ Trivia. It was their second win in three weeks and my congratulations to them.

Second place went to Your Mother's a Whore, Scott Walker, who were just two points behind at the end with 36 points, and staged a nice comeback in the last two rounds. Third place was a tie at 32 points between John Quinn Supermooned Me and You've Just Been Ousted As The Mayor of Planned Parenthood.

Current Events
1. What actor was fired by the company he does commercials for over tasteless remarks he made on Twitter about the Japanese earthquake and tsunami?
2. What talk show host lost a legal battle to keep Natalie Holloway's mother from testifying in a defamation suit two men brought against him in the Holloway case?
3. English soccer club Fulham are putting up a statue of what late pop singer outside their London stadium next month only because he was friends with the club's owner?
4. What controversial NFL player will try out this week with Sporting Kansas City of MLS?
5. NASA's Messenger spacecraft made history last Thursday as it became the first space probe to orbit around what planet?
6. What Hollywood superstar actor testified in a NYC court last week against a woman accused of stealing over $60,000 from the sale of two paintings by the actor's father?
7. Warren Christopher died last week at the age of 86. He was secretary of state during the entire first term of what US president?

Q Are You?
1. This woman was born in Wynewood, PA in 1958. She's a rock guitarist, singer, producer and actress. She's best known for her number one single she and her band had in 1982, and three of her albums have gone platinum or gold.
2. This man was born in San Diego, CA in 1931. He's one of the most respected actors of his generation. He began his career doing episodic TV and theater in 1959 before moving to films. He's won an Oscar for Best Actor in 1983, as well as two Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards.
3. This man was born in West Baden, IN in 1956. he's an NBA Hall of Famer and coach. He was his team's number one pick in 1978, three-time NBA MVP and champion, 12-time All-Star and he was also NBA Coach of the Year (with a different team) in 1998.
4. This man was born in Queens, NY in 1926. He's one of the great male vocalists of jazz and standards, and he's won 15 Grammys in his storied career, two Emmys, the Kennedy Center Honors and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
5. This man was born in Dunwoody, GA in 1974. He's been a TV and radio host, producer and actor. He's hosted a number of highly-rated reality shows, two syndicated weekly radio shows and currently a nightly gossip show on the E! channel.
6. This woman was born in Cleveland, OH in 1966. She's an actress and former fashion model. She's won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe and SAG Award, and an historic Academy Award in 2001.
7. This man was born in Denver, CO in 1977. He is one of MLB's best pitchers, a 7-time All-Star who has pitched two no-hitters, won Cy Young Awards in both leagues and led both leagues in wins.

Celebrity Math
1. The Brady Bunch children plus the Partridge Family children?
2. Larry King marriages multiplied Elizabeth Taylor marriages?
3. Meryl Streep total Oscar nominations divided by Katherine Hepburn Oscar wins?
4. "Rocky" movies minus "Rambo" movies?
5. "Simpsons" seasons plus "South Park" seasons? (2 pt)
6. "Friday the 13th" movies minus "Halloween" movies? (2 pt)
7. "Saturday Night Live" seasons divided by number of Kardashian sisters? (2 pt)

General Knowledge
1. What NFL team plays their home games at Soldier Field? ( 1 pt)
2. According to the New Testament, how many days did Jesus spend fasting in the wilderness? ( 1 pt)
3. What is India's most populous city? ( 1 pt)
4. Dr. Heywood Floyd was a character in what 1968 Stanley Kubrick film? ( 2 pt)
5. Emerald is the traditional birthstone for what month of the calendar year? ( 2 pt)
6. Evacuation Day is a holiday celebrated every March 17th in a county of what eastern US state? ( 2 pt)
7. Which Oscar-winning film holds the record with more than 300,000 people used as extras? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. When "The Odd Couple" opened on Broadway in 1965, what future Academy Award-winning actor teamed with Walter Matthau as Felix and Oscar? ( 5 points)
2. The 1967 film "Head" was co-written by Jack Nicholson for what pop music group? ( 4 points)
3. Which game, now a popular sport, was originally called "wiff waff" in the late 19th century? ( 4 points)
4. "" is the email address of what popular TV character? ( 3 points)
5. The technology standard Bluetooth is actually named for a 10th century king from what country? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Gilbert Gottfried; 2. Dr. Phil McGraw; 3. Michael Jackson; 4. Chad Johnson (Ochocinco); 5. Mercury; 6. Robert DeNiro; 7. Bill Clinton.

Q Are You?
1. Joan Jett; 2. Robert Duvall; 3. Larry Bird; 4. Tony Bennett; 5. Ryan Seacrest; 6. Halle Berry; 7. Roy Halladay.

Celebrity Math
1. (6+5) 11; 2. (8x8) 64; 3. (16 divided by 4) 4; 4. (6+4) 10; 5. (22+14) 36; 6. (12-10) 2; 7. (36 divided by 3) 12.

General Knowledge
1. Chicago Bears; 2. forty; 3. Mumbai; 4. "2001: A Space Odyssey;" 5. May; 6. Massachusetts; 7. "Gandhi."

IQ Trivia
1. Art Carney; 2. The Monkees; 3. ping pong; 4. Homer Simpson; 5. Denmark.

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