Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Next Drink'n'Think: ?

Congratulations to Necesito otra cerveza for emerging from the pack to claim their first ever Drink'n'Think victory last night. Every team was in contention until the very end.


[HISTORY] Cinco De Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely defeat of what country's forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862?


[RELIGION/SCIENCE] America's largest Protestant denomination baptized fewer people in 2008 for the fourth year in a row to reach the lowest level since 1987. What denomination is it?

(Southern Baptist)

[SPORTS] Who did the New Orleans Saint select in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft?

(Malcolm Jenkins - CB Ohio State)

[LITERATURE] What Graham Greene novel, also a movie, begins with the following line, "A story has no beginning or end; arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead."

(The End of the Affair)

[POLITICS] Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, recently appearing on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart during her trip to the United States, is the first female president of what African country?


[MUSIC] What artist performed the theme song to the television series "Buffy The Vampire Slayer"?

A.) Seven Mary Three

B.) Nerf Herder


(Nerf Herder)

[CURRENT EVENTS] What former vice presidential candidate died over the weeekend?

(Jack Kemp)

[CINEMA/ TELEVISION] Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich might be dumped into a Costa Rican jungle this summer as part of what upcoming reality TV show on NBC?

(“I’m a celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!”)

[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] With doubled outbound traffic capacity in Lake Charles, the Louisiana Department of Transportation will no longer implement what during hurricane evacuations?


[MISCELLANEOUS] What national tourist attraction, completed in 1937, is the most popular place to commit suicide in the United States?

(The Golden Gate Bridge)


[HISTORY] What Danish Philosopher, known for writing under various pseudonyms who present their own distinctive viewpoints in a complex dialogue, was born on this day in 1813?

(Soren Kierkegaard)

[RELIGION/SCIENCE] Is Earth the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th planet from the sun?

(3rd - Mercury, Venus, then Earth)

[SPORTS] Who did the Phillies defeat in the National League Championship Series last year to reach the world series?

(L.A. Dodgers)

[LITERATURE] What female author won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her book, Olive Kitteridge?

(Elizabeth Strout)

[POLITICS] To show his support for enhanced interrogation techniques, what fox news anchor has volunteered to be waterboarded?
(Sean Hannity)

[MUSIC] Three of America's most beloved musical icons are teaming up for the 2009 Ballpark Tour. The jaunt kicks off July 2nd in Sauget, Illinois, with the trio playing minor league baseball stadiums across the country until August 15th. Name 1 of the 3.

(Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and John Mellencamp)

[CURRENT EVENTS] Since the crackdown on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil, close to 6,500 civilians have been killed and many thousands more wounded in the past three months during heavy fighting in what country?

(Sri Lanka)

[CINEMA/TELEVISION] WB has announced that this famous comic book character, who possesses a power ring that gives him great control over the physical world, will be adapted into a screenplay and filmed with a $150 million dollar budget.

(The Green Lantern)

[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] Name 1 of the 2 former political figures who visited Cameron Parish last month as part of the Coastal Recovery Fund to to assess hurricane damage and recovery progress in Southwest Louisiana following the 2008 hurricane season?

(George H. Bush and James Baker)

[MISCELLANEOUS] What are the two longest rivers in the United States?

(Mississippi and the Missouri)


[HISTORY] On December 20, 1860, what was the first state to secede from the Union?

(South Carolina)

[RELIGION/SCIENCE] Every year between 2001 and 2008, former President Bush's calendar was cleared on the first Thursday in May to celebrate what national observance organized by James and Shirley Dobson?

(National Day of Prayer)

[SPORTS] The NBA's oldest active player career at age 42 said his lengthy career is finished, after a knee injury knocked him out of the Rockets' playoff game against the Portland Trailblazers. Who is he?

(Dikembe Mutombo)

[LITERATURE] What book did Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez give to President Barack Obama, rocketing it to the No. 2 seller on

(Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent," by Uruguayan journalist Eduardo Galeano)

[POLITICS] While Obama spoke about creating a consumer-friendly credit card system last month morning, the current National Economic Council Chairman fell asleep. Who is he?

(Lawrence Summers)

[MUSIC] U2's "Angel of Harlem" was written about what singer?

(Billie Holiday)

[CURRENT EVENTS] Police are searching for George Zinkhan after his ex-wife and two other men were shot to death outside a local theater company last month. He is a marketing professor at what university?

(University of Georgia)

[CINEMA/TELEVISION] What actress portrayed Thelma-Mae Crowley Harper on the television show Mama's Family?

(Vicki Lawrence)

[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] After 21 years of service to the community, the first floor of what downtown location went up in flames last month?
(Lake Charles Children's Museum)

[MISCELLANEOUS] What is the third largest submarine sandwich chain in the United States, trailing Subway and Quiznos?



[HISTORY] The 1st US Minimum Wage Law was instituted in 1938, at how much money per hour?

A.) 25 cents

B.) 75 cents

C.) 1 dollar

(25 cents)

[RELIGION/SCIENCE] What is the softest mineral, having a hardness of one (1) on the Mohs Hardness Scale?


[SPORTS] The Los Angeles Galaxy recently received $10 millions dollars to extend the loan of David Beckham to what European soccer club until July?

(A.C. Milan)

[LITERATURE] Although he died in 1977, the author of Pale Fire will have a new novel released this year - The Original of Laura. Who is he?

(Vladimir Nabokov)

[POLITICS] Proposed legislation would place a cap on merit-based TOPS scholarships in Louisiana at an amount that would fully cover tuition costs at every state public college except two. Name them [no partial credit]

(LSU - Baton Rouge and the University of New Orleans)

[MUSIC] With a successful but often tense Pixies reunion tour behind her, Kim Deal and her band, have just self-released the Fate to Fatal EP. What is the name of her band?

(The Breeders)

[CURRENT EVENTS] What actress, most famous for her role on the Golden Girls, died at the age of 86 last month?
(Bea Arthur)

[CINEMA/TELEVISION] On April 27th what actress will begin a fast of water only in solidarity with the people of Darfur?

(Mia Farrow)

[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] Last month, Laura Rubit, the oldest woman in Calcasieu Parish died at what age?
A.) 99
B.) 108
C.) 112

[MISCELLANEOUS] Keanu Reeves plays former Ohio State Quarterback Johnny Utah in what 1991 film?

(Point Break)

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