Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Next Drink'n'Think: August 5th

While My Guitar Hero Gently Weeps emerged from the pack in the last round to take home $84 last night. Congratulations.

Here are the questions:


[HISTORY] Henry Ford sold his Model T from 1908 until 1927. The Model T was also known by what famous nickname?
(Tin Lizzie)

[RELIGION/SCIENCE] What religion’s ultimate reality consists of moving through eight dynamics, culminating in the attainment of Infinity?

[SPORTS] Who hit a record 28 homers in the first round of the All-Star Home Run Derby?
(Josh Hamilton)

[LITERATURE] “Bright Shiny Morning” is the new novel from what discredited memoir writer?
(James Frey)

[POLITICS] What country’s government recently collapsed after failing to heal a rift between French- and Dutch-speaking voters that may threaten to split the country?

[MUSIC] What hip-hop label that released seminal gangster rap albums by Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, has recently been auctioned for $24 million?
(Death Row Records)

[CURRENT EVENTS] Laying the blame on international sanctions, what country’s annual rate of inflation has surged to 2,200,000%, according to official figures?

[CINEMA/ TELEVISON] The 2001 box-office bomb “Kate & Leopold” starred Hugh Jackman and what actress?
(Meg Ryan)

[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] The U.S. Census Bureau reports that this city was the fastest-growing large city in the nation last year.
(New Orleans)

[MISCELLANEOUS] Though considered a standard of any respectable business in 2008, on March 15, 1985, Symbolics, Inc. was the first company to do what?
(register their domain name as a dot com –


[HISTORY] In 1938, President Roosevelt helped establish the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis which today is known as what organization?
(The March of Dimes).

[RELIGION/SCIENCE] Researchers in Melbourne believe they have discovered a major breakthrough in the fight against what disease - that kills between one and three million people annually and is caused by protozoan parasites?

[SPORTS] What Barcelona forward signed with AC Milan last week in a deal that is worth €21 million?

[LITERATURE] What author of “The Neon Bible” and “A Confederacy of Dunces” was born in New Orleans in 1937?
(John Kennedy Toole)

[POLITICS] Last week, George W. Bush lifted a White House ban on what, urging lawmakers to follow suit?
(offshore oil drilling)

[MUSIC] Contained in the album “Let it Bleed”, which song written by The Rolling Stones was based upon the confessions of Albert De Salvo, the alleged Boston Strangler?
(Midnight Rambler)

[CURRENT EVENTS] Last week, the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court formally requested an arrest warrant last for Omar Hassan al-Bashir, on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the past five years of bloodshed in what country?

[CINEMA/TELEVISION] Although cut from the feature film, this actor still appeared on the 1992 videotape box cover for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and also acted in the TV series.
(Seth Green)

[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] Who said the following statement last week, “We've said all along that the YMCAs, the Lions Clubs, the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts - all of these are wonderful programs. That doesn't necessarily mean they should be getting state funding.”
(Gov. Jindal after vetoing $16 million in state projects)

[MISCELLANEOUS] This word refers to a type of sofa, a type of overcoat, a brand of cigarettes, and a city in England. What is it?


[HISTORY] What game played by children and adults for centuries as a test of strength became an official event at the second modern Olympic Games in 1900? However, it's time as an official Olympic event was short-lived and it was last played at the Olympics at the 1920 Games.
(Tug of War)

[RELIGION/SCIENCE] What religious group, considered heretics by orthodox Christians, hold a belief in universal salvation and reject the concept of the Holy Trinity?
(Universalist Unitarians)

[SPORTS] CBS Sports will not bring back what college basketball analyst for another season, after 27 years on the job?
(Billy Packer)

[LITERATURE] In a life seen by many as tragic, this poet produced some of the most wrenching confessional verse of her era in a career that was cut short by her suicide in 1963.
(Sylvia Plath)

[POLITICS] Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee last week, who sounded the warning that rising prices for energy and food are elevating inflation risks?
(Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke)

[MUSIC] What music legend’s twin brother, Jesse Garon, died at birth?

[CURRENT EVENTS] Steven Page, the singer and guitarist from what band, best known for their hit singles "One Week", "Pinch Me” was recently arrested on drug charges in upstate New York.
(Barenaked Ladies)

[CINEMA/TELEVISION] Currently, the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California consists of 2,500 stars embedded into the sidewalk. On February, 9, 1960, the very first star was awarded to what actress?
(Joanne Woodward)

[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] This actor, who plays George Bush in the upcoming Oliver Stone biopic of the US president, was arrested two weeks ago along with six others after police broke up a brawl at the Stray Cat Pub in Shreveport, Louisiana where the movie is being filmed.
(Josh Brolin)

[MISCELLANEOUS] First appearing on the world-stage in 1959 and invented by Ruth Handler, this doll’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts?


[HISTORY] Which Greek physician from the 4th Century B.C. is known as the father of medicine?

[RELIGION/SCIENCE] Which planet has the largest moon?
(Jupiter, and it's called Ganymede, 3.5 times the volume of Earth's moon)

[SPORTS] What former St. Louis Rams head coach will be the offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers in the 2008-2009 football season?
(Mike Martz)

[LITERATURE] In this 1865 classic novel, a minor thief tries to bury his past and become a respectable town mayor, but the police inspector won't let him. Name the author.
(Les Miserables/ Victor Hugo)

[POLITICS] Infamous for his use of police terror and the frequent mass murders of his own people, he was Time's "Man of the Year" in 1939 and 1942.

[MUSIC] This film premiered in December 1977, and the soundtrack album became the biggest selling of all time. Which film?
(Saturday Night Fever)

[CURRENT EVENTS] This airline recently reported a hefty loss in the second quarter despite a strong increase in sales, pushing it into the red for more than $7 billion since the start of the year.

[CINEMA/TELEVISION] In 1937, Walt Disney studio released the world's first full-length animated film. What was the title?
(Snow White and Seven Dwarfs)

[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] Born in New Orleans in 1939, this man became famous on November 22, 1963.
(Lee Harvey Oswald)

[MISCELLANEOUS] In 1943, French underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau helped create an invention designed for underwater breathing, and 60's British rock group Jethro Tull named an album after it. What is it?

Thursday, July 10, 2008

July 22, homies!

Next Drink'n'Think: July 22nd

Congratulations to Fathers Against Rude Television (F.A.R.T) for taking home the $93 pot at the most recent Drink'n'Think. A tip of the hat to the Half-Assed Assassins for battling them down to the wire. As always, thanks to everyone else for participating.

Here are the questions from the last Drink'n'Think:


[HISTORY] Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across what ocean?

[RELIGION/SCIENCE] Last month, NASA confirmed the presence of what at the Phoenix Lander site on Mars, after bright clumps uncovered by digging were found to have gone from the solid to gas state?

[SPORTS] What university won its first College World Series last month?
(Fresno State University)

[LITERATURE] In what novel does the character known as Monks do his best to conceal a boy’s identity so that he can claim the boy’s rightful inheritance as his own?
(Oliver Twist)

[POLITICS] On June 26th, President Bush said he intends to remove what nation from the U.S. list of countries that sponsor terrorism, after it released its long-awaited nuclear program declaration?
(North Korea)

[MUSIC] Who is Loretta Lynn’s platinum award-winning, country music-singing sister?
(Crystal Gale)

[CURRENT EVENTS] Recently, in a 5-4 ruling the Supreme Court decided that the handgun ban in the District of Columbia violated what amendment?
(The Second Amendment/ The right to bear arms)

[CINEMA/ TELEVISON] What already established actor played the student-seducing Professor Jennings in National Lampoon’s 1978 film, “Animal House”?
(Donald Sutherland)

[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] What Sundance award-winning documentary focuses on Lake Charles and uncovers the environmental hazards of PVC production?
(Blue Vinyl)

[MISCELLANEOUS] What’s the world’s smallest ocean?


[HISTORY] Established in 1835, and sharing a name with major league baseball team, they were the first U.S. state police force.
(Texas Rangers)

[RELIGION/SCIENCE] First created and consumed by European monks in the 600s, their odd shape represents a child's arms folded in prayer?

[SPORTS] What pitcher was recently released from the Houston Astros after he reportedly grabbed the general manager by the neck and threw him to the ground.
(Shawn Chacon)

[LITERATURE] According to Merriam-Webster, what is the word that means the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it? For example, “buzz” or “crackle.”

[POLITICS] What five-time Socialist Party of America candidate for President of the United States ran for office in 1920 while imprisoned at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary.
(Eugene Debs)

[MUSIC] A battle of words has been carried out on Youtube between Soulja Boy and what rap legend?

[CURRENT EVENTS] In a secret operation last week, the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group FARC and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages including what former Colombian presidential candidate?
(Ingrid Betancourt)

[CINEMA/TELEVISION] The film industry’s most coveted award, the Oscar, was first presented in what year?
A.) 1927
B.) 1929
C.) 1931

[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] Selected by the editors of National Geographic Traveler magazine as 1 of 150 must stay places in the United States, this Louisiana plantation is also considered one of America’s most haunted homes.
(The Myrtles Plantation)

[MISCELLANEOUS] What is the name of China´s largest national TV network?
(CCTV/ China Central Television)


[HISTORY] Originally intended to be built in Barcelona, this structure was built between 1887 and 1889 as the entrance arch for a World’s Fair
(Eiffel Tower)

[RELIGION/SCIENCE] What is the brightest star in the night sky?
(Sirius or Dog Star)

[SPORTS] What is Tiger Woods’ given first name?
(Eldrick/ Eldrick Tont Woods)

[LITERATURE] Which famous writer said, 'Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer'?
(Mark Twain)

[POLITICS] When referring to the situation in Iraq, what 2004 presidential hopeful said he didn’t realize the Bush White House would “Fuck it up” as badly as they did in a Rolling Stone interview?
(John Kerry)

[MUSIC] Frank Ferranno is better known as what 80’s hair metal rocker?
(Nikki Sixx)

[CURRENT EVENTS] A researcher at Texas A&M recently published a study demonstrating that eating the rind of what fruit has the same effect as Viagra?

[CINEMA/TELEVISION] Which Looney Toons character was famous for saying, “Sufferin’ succotash!”?

[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] A graduate of John Ehret High School in Marrero, Louisiana this former NFL Quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears recently made a guest appearance on Deal or No Deal.
(Kordell Stewart)

[MISCELLANEOUS] What animal’s name means “river horse”?
(the hippopotamus)


[HISTORY] In 1947, what U.S. President made the first-ever televised presidential address from the White House?
(Harry S. Truman)

[RELIGION/SCIENCE] What spiritual religion of Indian origin, dating back at least as far as the 9th century BCE, places a special emphasis on “non-injury” to all living things, including non-visible minute creatures?

[SPORTS] Who was the New Orleans Hornets first pick in the 2008 draft?
(Darrell Arthur from Kansas)

[LITERATURE] Opus is the hapless penguin in what comic strip?
(Bloom County)

[POLITICS] What former North Carolina Senator died on the 4th of July at the age of 86?
(Jesse Helms)

[MUSIC] After appearing in one of his music videos, this singer/actress has Pharrell Williams producing her third album entitled, Spirit in the Dark.
(Lindsay Lohan)

[CURRENT EVENTS] What popular chain announced that it will close 600 underperforming shops in the United States?

[CINEMA/TELEVISION] What television show told the story of the Ingalls family while they lived in Walnut Grove, Minnesota?
(Little House on the Prairie)

[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] Louisiana was sold by Napoleon to the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase, but in what year did it become an official state?
(Louisiana became the 18th state on April 30, 1812)

[MISCELLANEOUS] How many sides does a dodecagon have?

Tie Breaker Question:

According to city, how many females live in Westlake, Louisiana?

Answer: 2,431