Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Congratulations to the Dirty Briefs for bringing home the victory and creeping their way up the all-time leader board. Thanks to everyone for coming out and playing. A big thanks to Brock for the drink specials and ipod cable!
Here are the questions from last night:
[HISTORY] On this day in 1933, what acclaimed movie premiered in New York featuring Fay Wray as leading lady? A remake was released in 2005.
[RELIGION/SCIENCE] Last month Apple announced the public beta test of which product, said to be the world's fastest and most innovative web browser?
[SPORTS] In last month's NBA All-Star game, the traditional game of H-O-R-S-E was renamed after the events sponsor. What was the name of the sponsor?
[LITERATURE] What famous author, who wrote "The Edible Woman" in 1969, recently declined an invitation to the international Dubai literary festival after a romantic novel by Britain's Geraldine Bedell (The Gulf Between Us) was reportedly banned from the festival?
[POLITICS] Who is the current governor of Idaho?
(C.L. "Butch" Otter)
[MUSIC] Last month, what band announced both a tour with Jane's addiction and temporary retirement after 2009? The lead singer is quoted as saying, "2009 marks the 20th anniversary of our first release. I've been thinking for some time now it's time to disappear for a while."
(Nine Inch Nails)
[CURRENT EVENTS] Manuel Uribe, dubbed the world's fattest man by the Guiness Book of World Records, weighed 1,257 pounds at his heaviest. In the past two years, however, he has lost how much weight in preparation for marriage?
A.) 360 lbs
B.) 480 lbs
C.) 570 lbs
[CINEMA/ TELEVISION] Name one of the two years in which the Oscar ceremony was delayed because of a national political crisis.
(1968: Martin Luther King Jr. assassination. 1981: President Ronald Reagan assassination attempt.)
[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] Name the sister city of Lake Charles.
(Sioux city, Iowa)
[MISCELLANEOUS] What country has approved a 1.7 billion dollar plan to launch its first astronauts into space by 2015?
[HISTORY] On this day in 2005, what now deceased adventurer became the first person to fly a plane solo, non-stop around the globe without refuelling?
[RELIGION/SCIENCE] What Christian denomination restricts the consumption of pork or other unclean meat as identified in the book of Leviticus and adheres to the teachings of Ellen G. White?
[SPORTS] What is the last name of the 7-foot twins who played basketball at Stanford and currently play in the NBA for the New Jersey Nets and Phoenix Suns?
(Brook and Robin Lopez)
[LITERATURE] In a soon to be filmed biopic actor James Franco is slated to play what young poet, who published "Howl" at the age of twenty-nine?
[POLITICS] According to a report by the Department of Health and Human Services, health care will cost the average american what amount this year?
[MUSIC] What group won a 2009 Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album?
(Radiohead for "In Rainbows")
[CURRENT EVENTS] What computer company recently put a $250,000 bounty on the Conficker computer worm's creator?
[CINEMA/TELEVISION] What early nineties television show featured Stephen Baldwin as William F. Cody and Josh Brolin as James Butler Hickok?
[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] Last month at Fort Polk, workers were exposed to a mystery substance after a back hoe broke open three, buried glass vials. What was the mystery substance?
(Diluted mustard and blistering agent used to decontaminate harmful chemicals during World War II)
[MISCELLANEOUS] According to a recent 60 minutes segment, more than 100 college presidents, including the heads of Dartmouth, Virginia Tech and Duke have signed a declaration to reverse what law instituted in the mid-1980s that was intended to reduce highway fatalities.
(National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 - raising the drinking age from 18 to 21)
[HISTORY] On this day in 1966 what American rapper and actor (most notably for his role as Emilio in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) was born?
(Tone Loc - Anthony Terrell Smith)
[RELIGION/SCIENCE] How long does a nanosecond last?
(one billionth of a second)
[SPORTS] The United States is in Pool D of the World Baseball Classic (staring in 2 days!). Name 1 of the 3 other teams in this pool.
(Venezuela, Italy, Canada)
[LITERATURE] What university's three-year Master of Fine Arts writing program is the best-funded MFA program in the United States? Endowed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist James A. Michener, the program provides all of its students with a $25,000 non-teaching fellowship, plus an average of $2,000 each summer.
(University of Texas, Austin)
[POLITICS] What former G.W. Bush cabinet member has agreed to a three-book deal with Crown Publishers, starting with a memoir in 2010?
[MUSIC] This band, famously known for their 1989 video that ended with a fish flopping around and gasping for air, is reuniting in 2009.
(Faith No More)
[CURRENT EVENTS] On March 16th, two men will go to court to settle a long-standing dispute over the authenticity of their respective windows from this famous building in Dallas, Texas.
(Texas Schoolbook Depository Building - now the Dallas County Administration Building)
[CINEMA/TELEVISION] In the movie "Child's Play" what is Chucky's full name? It is derived from the names of three notorious killers.
(Charles Lee Ray - Charles Manson, Lee Harvey Oswald, James Earl Ray)
[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] What city in Louisiana hosts the Railroad Days festival every April?
[MISCELLANEOUS] Last year, five employees of the health-care provider New Zealand Care resigned when the company ordered them to provide what service to patients who requested it?
(assistance in masturbation)
[HISTORY] Grand Rapids, Michigan was the 1st US city to fluoridate its water in what year?
[RELIGION/SCIENCE] Serena and Venus Williams support the presidency of Barak Obama, but they didn't vote...at all. This is because they are followers of what religion that discourages involvement in politics?
[SPORTS] Last week the the Saints released their franchise rushing leader (6,069 yards). Who is he?
[LITERATURE] The New York Post's celebrity and gossip supplement recently named 2 authors to the 50 "hottest bachelors" in New York City. Name 1 of the 2. Hint: one is 61 years old the other is 33 years old.
(Salman Rushdie and Keith Gessen)
[POLITICS] Researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical Society found that Barack Obama is a distant cousin of what actor, recently nominated for best actor in a leading role?
[MUSIC] How were Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison when they died?
(27 years old)
[CURRENT EVENTS] Electronic Arts' is soon to release a video game based on what famous 14th-century epic poem?
(The Divine Comedy. The game will be called Dante's Inferno starring Dante as a warrior slashing his way through hell)
[CINEMA/TELEVISION] Who is the first character to speak in Star Wars?
[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] Secretary of State Jay Dardenne says his office is working on plans for a 30,000-square-foot expansion for what museum located in Monroe, Louisiana?
(the Chennault Air and Military Museum of Louisiana)
[MISCELLANEOUS] Is American author Ray Bradbury alive or dead?
(alive - 88 years old)