Monday, November 17, 2008

Next Drink'n'Think: 2009


Sorry to the 3 people who look at this blog for the tardy post. The emphasis on Drink in Drink'n'Think was in full force last thursday. We would like to particularly thank the Douchebags for providing us with libations for the rest of the evening. The Nutcutters established themselves as the reigning kings of Drink'n'Think last week. Not only do they now share the most wins ever with Lazy Genius, they set a record for most correct answers...ever (43). Thanks to everyone who came out and supported DnT. We will be taking a break for Thanksgiving. See you in 2009.



Questions from the last DnT:


ROUND 1


[HISTORY] What airline started out as the first crop-dusting outfit to battle boll weevils?

(Delta Airlines)


[RELIGION/SCIENCE] What nation has 1,000 permanent inhabitants and produces no export goods?
(Vatican City)


[SPORTS] What's an NBA player deemed to be if he's received the Maurice Podoloff Trophy?

(Most Valuable Player)


[LITERATURE] What famous author died on the day of the 2008 election at the age of 66?

(Michael Crichton)


[POLITICS] What outfit has troops known as Blue Helmets?

(The United Nations)


[MUSIC] What Allman Brothers anthem announces: "When it's time to leave I hope you'll understand"?
(Ramblin' Man)


[CURRENT EVENTS] Gerard Rocco Damiano, aka Jerry Gerard, who died last month at the age of 80, is most famous for launching the 1970s craze of porno chic with what movie?

(Deep Throat)


[CINEMA/ TELEVISON] Who appeared in Return of the Killer Tomatoes before he landed a role on ER?

(George Clooney)


[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] Nine percent of Louisiana's voters cast ballots early for 2008 election, setting a new record for early voting in the state. How many people voted early?

A.) 253,000

B.) 278,000

C.) 266,000

(Secretary of State's Office says more than 266,000 people voted early)


[MISCELLANEOUS] What element begins with the letter "K"?
(Krypton)


ROUND 2


[HISTORY] What president's face appears on the $100,000 bill?

(Woodrow Wilson)


[RELIGION/SCIENCE] What does the "SPF" stand for on sunscreen containers?
(Sun Protection factor)


[SPORTS] What former #1 pick in the NFL and current West Texas A&M quarterback coach resigned last week after asking a player for pain killers?

(Ryan Leaf)


[LITERATURE] What popular teen book series main characters include Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, and Stacey McGill, who all live in the fictional town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut.

(The Baby-Sitters Club)


[POLITICS] What political movement got its name from the hill in Jerusalem boasting the Temple of Solomon?
(Zionism)


[MUSIC] What album slated to be officially released on November 23rd has been two decades and $13 millions dollars in the making?

(Chinese Democracy by Guns’n’Roses)


[CURRENT EVENTS] Voters in California last week agreed to bankroll a multi-billion dollar high-speed railway system to connect what two major cities?

(San Francisco to Los Angeles)


[CINEMA/TELEVISION] What director cast himself as the voice of God in 1956's The Ten Commandments?

(Cecil B. De Mille.)


[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] According to the American Press, who was the first non-Louisiana U.S. senator to tour areas damaged by Hurricane Rita?

(Joe Biden)


[MISCELLANEOUS] Which one of the 5 boroughs of New York voted to secede from New York in 1993?

(Staten Island)


ROUND 3


[HISTORY] What state has hosted the most nuclear tests in the U.S.?
(Nevada)


[RELIGION/SCIENCE] How many books of the Bible are named for women?
(2 - Ruth and Esther)


[SPORTS] In 2008, what Texas Rangers shortstop became the first infielder to win a Gold Glove from a team with the worst fielding percentage in the majors?

(Michael Young)


[LITERATURE] What does the title character in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" hang around his neck?

(A dead albatross)


[POLITICS] What former secretary of state said: "The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes longer."?
(Henry Kissinger)


[MUSIC] What famous country singer was an inmate at San Quentin back in '58, when Johnny Cash performed his first concert there?

(Merle Haggard)


[CURRENT EVENTS] Who congratulated Barack Obama on his election win -- the first time an Iranian leader has offered such wishes to a U.S. president-elect since the 1979 Islamic Revolution?

(Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad)


[CINEMA/TELEVISION] What two cartoon mice attempt every night to take over the world from their cages in Acme Labs?
(Pinky and the Brain)


[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] What small city in Vermilion Parish is often referred to as "The most Cajun place on earth".

(Kaplan)


[MISCELLANEOUS] What items are usually found in a container called a quiver?

(arrows, darts, crossbow bolts)


ROUND 4


[HISTORY] What's the submachine gun invented by Mikhail Kalashnikov in 1947 better known as?
(The AK47)


[RELIGION/SCIENCE] What Entertainment Tonight star's voice did the New England Journal of Medicine claim triggered epileptic seizures? (Also popularized in a Seinfeld episode)

(Mary Hart)


[SPORTS] What New Jersey Devils goaltender had surgery last Thursday to repair his torn left bicep near the elbow?

(Martin Brodeur)


[LITERATURE] What literary and cultural critic, once praised by Kurt Vonnegut as the smartest man who ever lived, died at age 69 last week?

(John Leonard)


[POLITICS] What does C-SPAN stand for?

(Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network)


[MUSIC] Who adorned his last piano with 350 pounds of rhinestones?
(Liberace)


[CURRENT EVENTS] What automaker shook an already embattled auto industry last week when it reported a 4.2 billion dollar loss and warned it is in danger of running out of cash in the coming months.

(GM)


[CINEMA/TELEVISION] What is the only feature film by Kevin Smith that is neither set nor shot in his native state, New Jersey?

(Zack and Miri make a porno)


[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] Louisiana is divided into how many parishes?

A.) 64

B.) 66

C.) 63

(64)


[MISCELLANEOUS] When Thomas Edison died in 1931 his son Charles captured his dying breath in a sealed tube by request for what famous American?

(Henry Ford/ It is on display as we speak at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit)