Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Next Drink'n'Think: Tuesday, May 5th

Lazy Genius barely pulled out the victory last night, beating the Nutcutters by two points. A special thanks to Michael Crawford for producing a much needed IPOD cable. Thanks to everyone for playing and we will see you next month on Cinco De Mayo.

The questions from last night:


[HISTORY] On what date in history did King George III of England note in his diary: "Nothing of importance happened today."
(July 4, 1776)

[RELIGION/SCIENCE] What constellation points to the south celestial pole?
(The Southern Cross)

[SPORTS] At 11 national titles, UCLA currently holds the record for the most NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championships. The University of Kentucky is second, with 7 national titles. Who is third with 5 national titles?

(Indiana University/UNC)

[LITERATURE] Born on July 24, 1895 this English poet, translator, and novelist produced over 140 works, including "I, Claudius" and "King Jesus."

(Robert Graves)

[POLITICS] The longest-serving U.S. Senator in Kentucky’s history, and the current Senate Republican Leader in the 111th Congress, was quoted as saying, "President Bush had become extremely unpopular, and politically he was sort of a millstone around our necks in both '06 and '08." Who is he?

(Mitch McConnell)

[MUSIC] A Northern Georgia District judge sentenced what rapper to 1 year and 1 day in prison on Friday, March 27 for felony weapons charges stemming from his October 2007 arrest on the eve of the BET Hip-Hop Awards?


[CURRENT EVENTS] What global event, organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature, was held on March 28th and asked households and businesses to turn off their electricity for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change?

(Earth Hour)

[CINEMA/ TELEVISION] What sci-fi channel show's series finale aired last month, but has a spin-off (Caprica) and a movie in the works.

(Battlestar Gallactica)

[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] What band, best known for their early-nineties hit "Santa Monica", will play L'auberge on May 7th?


[MISCELLANEOUS] Is Roger Moore the actor who portrayed James Bond in seven films beginning with Live and Let Die alive or dead?

(alive - 81 years old)


[HISTORY] On this day in 1947, what automotive pioneer died at age 83.

(Henry Ford)

[RELIGION/SCIENCE] Labeled as heretics by the Church of Rome in the 5th Century for believing that Christ had only a single divine nature, the members of the this denomination of Christianity number one million and constitute 60% of all Christians in Egypt?

(Coptic Church)

[SPORTS] What university's football team played in the first seven Holiday Bowls?
(Brigham Young University)

[LITERATURE] What Irish, Nobel Prize winning poet recently won the David Cohen Prize for Literature (worth 40,000 pounds) for lifetime achievement?

(Seamus Heaney)

[POLITICS] After President Obama's dismissal of a pot-related question during a recent town hall meeting, the country's leading marijuana advocacy group saw its donations quadruple 24 hours later. What is the name of the group?
(The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws)

[MUSIC] What pop star recently adopted a Malawian girl last week?


[CURRENT EVENTS] Last week, an appeals court said a Pennsylvania police department was justified in firing an officer because he permanently lost which 1 of his 5 senses following an off-duty motorcycle accident?

(His sense of smell) - The court said the firing was valid because police need their sense of smell to detect substances like drugs, alcohol, hazardous materials

[CINEMA/TELEVISION] Jennifer Jason Leigh was approached to play the part of Libby on what current ABC television show, but she declined.


[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] Last month, a text message circulated around the lake area warning residents that a gang initiation would be taking place at what store?


[MISCELLANEOUS] What is nation's longest interstate highway, connecting Boston and Seattle?


[HISTORY] Who told Winston Churchill "that the French regard him as the reincarnation of Joan of Arc"?
(Charles de Gaulle)

[RELIGION/SCIENCE] What part of the brain is often referred to as the fear center, helping us decide whether to fight, take flight, or be afraid?

(The amygdala)

[SPORTS] Whose number 4 was the first number ever retired in major league baseball, in 1939?
(Lou Gerhig).

[LITERATURE] What Russian novel's opening line reads, "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

(Anna Karenina by Tolstoy)

[POLITICS] What Texan ended up with one delegate after spending $12 million of his own money running for president in 1980?
(John Connally)

[MUSIC] What song was recently voted the best karaoke song for men by It’s repetitive, it doesn’t require a lot of work, and most men associate it with Easy Rider.

(Born to Be Wild by Steppenwolf)

[CURRENT EVENTS] What prestigous, London-based medical journal openly accused the Pope of distorting scientific evidence to promote Catholic doctrine on the issue of condoms and HIV/AIDS?

(The Lancet)

[CINEMA/TELEVISION] Nominated for 10 academy awards this film was set in the mid 1800s, around the time of the U.S. Civil War and Tammany Hall political corruption, and featured Bill "The

Butcher" Cutting.

(Gangs of New York)

[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] What member of this year's American Idol final 10 was born and raised in Sulphur, Louisiana?
(Michael Sarver)

[MISCELLANEOUS] What was the first U.S service academy to admit women?

(The Coast Guard Academy in July of 1976)


[HISTORY] What markswoman did Sitting Bull dub "Little Sure Shot?
(Annie Oakley)

[RELIGION/SCIENCE] Though perhaps best known for portraying the Hindu saint Gandhi, this British actor is a member of the Religious Society of Friends.

(Ben Kingsley)

[SPORTS] Last month, what goalie reached a record 552nd win, passing Hall of Famer Patrick Roy for the most career victories in NHL history?

(Martin Brodeur)

[LITERATURE] Using the pen name J.D. Robb, What popular romance novelist branched out into the world of detective fiction with her book series "In Death"?

(Nora Roberts)

[POLITICS] On a recommendation from the California Air Resources Board, The Golden State is currently considering legislation to restrict what consumer option on new automobiles?

(Color - Apparently, the California Air Resources Board figures that the climate control systems of dark colored cars need to work harder than their lighter siblings – using more


[MUSIC] Metallica will be inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame with all of its former members except the one who currently fronts the band Megadeth. Who is he?

(Dave Mustaine)

[CURRENT EVENTS] Relics of 39 saints were found in a 12th-century German portable altar by the the staff at what museum, last month?

(The British Museum). The altar had been donated in 1902, but had not been opened until today

[CINEMA/TELEVISION] Name any 1 of the 5 original MTV VJ's.

(Martha Quinn, J.J. Jackson, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and Nina Blackwood)

[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] What blues legend was "discovered" by musicologist John Lomax in 1930 while serving time in the Angola Prison Farm (Louisiana State Penitentiary)?
(Lead Belly or Huddie William Ledbetter)

[MISCELLANEOUS] In the banking world, what does FDIC stand for?

(Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)