1998 TRASH Regionals
- 30-20-10, name the state from tourist attractions found in Roadside America.
-  Buckhead has a 65 foot bronze fish, while McRae has a 1/12th scale
Statue of Liberty whose head was carved with a chain saw and has an
electrician lineman's glove rather than a torch.
-  Eastman has a monument marking the site of the original Stuckey's,
while Cleveland has Babyland General Hospital, where it is claimed that
all Cabbage Patch Kids are born.
-  Athens has a double barrelled cannon and tree that owns itself,
while Atlanta has Coca-Cola World and a replica of Stonehenge.
- Given the name of a racetrack used during the 1998 NASCAR
season, name the state where it's located FTPE.
- Talladega Superspeedway
- Martinsville Speedway
- Darlington International Raceway
ANSWER: SOUTH CAROLINA
- 30-20-10 BONUS. Name the sitcom character.
-  His usual outfit is pink trousers, a white shirt, and a blue bow tie.
Occasionally he also wears a green coat. He also wears glasses and has
brownish hair that occasionally shows a greenish tint. Even with this
appearance, he was married and has a son.
-  Among his inventions are the 77X42 Super Sour Ball, the Gamble-Tron
2000, the AT-5000 Auto Dialer, Virtual Chili, Mood Pants, and a radio-
controled airplane for babies.
-  He is Springfield's resident mad scientist, voiced by Hank Azaria, on
ANSWER: Professor John FRINK
- So close to Halloween, it's time for a grand tour of the Monsters of
the United States. Given a mysterious critter of 20th century folklore,
identify it for the stated number of points.
-  Though more a 19th century phenomenon, sightings from
Philadelphia to the New York suburbs have been reported as late as 1960.
The majority of reports describe a creaure resembling a batwinged horse
with birdlike legs. Long a part of local folklore, it is best known as the
namesake of an NHL team.
ANSWER: JERSEY DEVIL
-  Also known as the Goatsucker for reasons of supposed diet, it is
usually described as a small fur-covered horned humanoid with glowing
eyes. Originally reported in Puerto Rico, it has also been spotted in
Florida, Texas, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica.
-  One of the stranger creatures of recent record, this headless
winged humanoid, with huge glowing eyes located on its shoulders,
terrorized West Virginia and Ohio in the 1950s and 60s.
- First there was Monopoly, then Monopoly Junior, then Star Wars
Monopoly. Now there's NFL Monopoly! Answer these questions about the 1998 game
Monopoly: The NFL Official Collector's Edition FTPE.
- In regular Monopoly, you must pay 10% or 200 dollars if you land on
Income Tax. In NFL Monopoly, you pay the above penalty if you exceed this.
ANSWER: SALARY CAP
- FFPE, these two teams represent Park Place and Boardwalk?
ANSWER: DENVER and/or BRONCOS, GREEN BAY and/or PACKERS
- In between Denver and Green Bay is this space, known in regular
Monopoly as Luxury Tax, and is something teams allegedly need in their
stadiums to make profits.
ANSWER: LUXURY BOX
- 30-20-10 name the actor given some film credits.
- 30: Balldozer in Vision Quest, Dr. Sid Handelman in Article 99, Jackson
in A Rage In Harlem.
- 20: Big Harold in Platoon, Jody in The Crying Game, Eddie Garlick in Good Morning Vietnam
- 10: Charlie Parker in Bird, Nate Pope in Phenomenon, director of Waiting To Exhale and Hope Floats.
ANSWER: Forest WHITAKER
- You're probably familiar with those Pepperidge Farms "distinctive"
line of cookies, sold in white paper bags with a faux-European flavor.
You've probably eaten them. Remember what they're called? Identify the
cookie from a description FTPE. Hint: they are all named after large
- Two very thin, crunchy, oatmeal cookies with a dusting of sugar glaze,
with chocolate in the middle.
- A sugar cookie, embossed with the word "Pepperidge" on one side and
covered with chocolate and chopped pecans on the other.
- Two delicate sugar cookies sandwiching a layer of chocolate. The most
popular of the line, there are orange- and mint- flavored chocolate
versions as well.
- For the 25000th episode of Sports Center, we were treated to a special
Plays of the Week that covered all episodes, set to the song Welcome to
the Terrordome by Public Enemy. FTP, given a line from the song and the
sport, name the person in the highlight. If you need a more detailed
hint, you'll get 5 points.
-  Well it shouldn't be suicide, baseball
 After giving up a home run to Dave Henderson which turned the
tide of the 1986 ACLS away from the California Angels, this pitcher left
baseball and eventually killed his girlfriend before killing himself.
ANSWER: Donnie MOORE
-  Move as a team, football
 They were the team known for the now-outlawed Fun Bunch.
ANSWER: Washington REDSKINS
-  I refuse to lose, basketball
 He didn't lose much as a Laker player, though he didn't have as much luck as their coach. Or as a late night talk show host.
ANSWER: Earvin "Magic" JOHNSON
- History was made at soccer's World Cup in 1998:
-  First, FTP, name the country who became the first club in 24 years to make the quarterfinals in their World Cup debut, beating Romania in the Round of 16?
-  Before Croatia, the last team to make the quarterfinals in their first World Cup was, F20P, this team in 1974.
ANSWER: EAST GERMANY
- 30-20-10-1 Name the country group
-  A 1998 subscriber's poll on People Online named this quartet
the Most Popular Musicians of All-Time, beating out Elvis, the
Beatles, and Frank Sinatra.
-  Members of this group include singer/guitarist Randy Owen,
keyboardist/fiddler Jeff Cook, bassist Teddy Gentry, and drummer Mark
-  Among their 41 #1 country hits are Love in the First Degree,
Down Home, 40 Hour Week, and The Closer You Get.
-  All four were born and raised in Alabama.
- Quentin Tarantino acting in movies he didn't direct is a clear
violation of the Geneva Convention. FTP each identify these abuses we've
documented and will be passing on to the U.N. shortly.
- In a real stretch, Quentin plays movie producer Q.T. who gives an
aspiring actress such a hard time at a screen test that she quits to
become a phone sex operator in this Spike Lee joint.
AMSWER: GIRL 6
- Quentin plays the title character, sort of, in this 1995 flop where
he rides around Las Vegas in a Dodge RoadRunner, causing electrical
disturbances in the atmosphere and stomach disturbances in the audience.
ANSWER: DESTINY TURNS ON THE RADIO
- Quentin plays a movie-obsessed boring partygoer in this 1994
independent romantic comedy, perhaps best known for his deconstruction of
Top Gun as the story of a man coming to terms with his homosexuality.
ANSWER: SLEEP WITH ME
- Most of you probably didn't know it was still on, but Murphy Brown
aired its final episode last May. FTPE, name the special guest from that
episode given what they did on it.
- this long-time comedian played God, whom Murphy got to interview
while unconscious during surgery.
ANSWER: Alan KING
- this actress played the last in Murphy's long line of bad
secretaries, appearing as a rich overbearing widow who wants the job to
prove to her dead husband that she can hold a job. She fails.
ANSWER: Bette MIDLER
- appearing as herself was this actress who, unexplanably, believes
that Frank Fontana is her "soul mate" They wind up getting together,
though both agree it's just a fling.
A. Julia ROBERTS
- ID these schlock horror flicks, FTPE:
- Written and directed by Frank Henenlotter, it concerns a man who carries his horribly deformed Siamese twin brother around in a basket, seeking revenge on the doctors who separated them.
ANSWER: BASKET CASE
- This first zombie movie musical was filmed in Terrorama and produced by, directed by, and starring Ray Dennis Steckler. It concerns Esmerelda the gypsy, who pours acid on men's faces and locks them up in cages for no really good reason.
ANSWER: The INCREDIBLY STRANGE CREATURES WHO STOPPED LIVING AND BECAME MIXED-UP ZOMBIES
- The Lotus cat food company does for cat food what Sweeney Todd did for meat pies, fortifying it with human flesh when money runs low. This turns felines into man-eating monsters, in this Ted V. Mikels film. Incidentally, the machine used by the title characters cost $38 to build.
ANSWER: The CORPSE GRINDERS
- Given their performance, name the participant in the 1998 MCI All-Star Hitting Challenge FTPE.
- A member of the winning green team, this country musician was the
only celebrity to hit a home run, doing so in the first round. He
probably got tips from his dad, a World Series-winning reliever for the
1969 Mets and 1980 Phillies.
ANSWER: Tim MCGRAW
- This American League rookie pounded 5 homers in the first round on
his way to
scoring 360 points. He only scored 100 points in the second round, which
his team lost.
ANSWER: Ben GRIEVE
- The largest discrepency in scoring from the first to the second
round came from this former player, who scored 250 points in the first
round, but only got 20 points from his five swings in the second round.
Name this player, who's ineligible for the Hall of Fame despite hitting
442 career homers.
ANSWER: Dave KINGMAN
- The Discworld is an amazing palce to visit, and living there might not
be so bad either. Answer the folowing questions about the Discworld
- It's said to be pure, because "water that's been through so many
kidneys would have to be." FTP, name this famed disc world river.
ANSWER: The River ANKH
- The turtles that carry the Discworld are travelling somewhere
mysterious, where some theorize they'll mate with other turtles. FTP, name
this cosmological theory.
ANSWER: the BIG BANG
- This institution of higher learning has created some of the best
(and worst) wizards in the land. FTP, name it.
ANSWER: the UNSEEN UNIVERSITY
- For 10 points each, identify the member of the Wu-Tang Clan from the clan member¹s given name:
- Russell Jones
ANSWER: OL¹ DIRTY BASTARD (acc. UNIQUE ASON, JOE BANNANAS, DIRT MCGIRT, BIG BABY JESUS)
- Clifford Smith
ANSWER: METHOD MAN (acc. JOHNNY BLAZE, TICALLION STALLION, SHAKWON, METHICAL, the MZA)
- Dennis Coles
ANSWER: GHOSTFACE KILLA (acc. TONY STARKS, SUN GOD )
- 30-20-10 Name the author from works.
-  Two cookbooks, published in 1981 and 1982, the former covering
Australian cuisine, the latter with Jean Easthope.
-  Titles in her Masters of Rome series include The Grass Crown,
Fortune's Favorites, and Ceasar's Women.
-  She remains best known for her 1977 romance The Thorn Birds.
ANSWER: Colleen MCCULLOUGH
- The Detroit Red Wings made their mark in NHL history this year by turning in back to back sweeps in the Stanley Cup finals.
- FFPE, name the two teams that the Red Wings swept to win their Cups.
ANSWER: WASHINGTON or CAPITALS, PHILADELPHIA or FLYERS
- FTP, what team was the last to win back to back Stanley Cups?
ANSWER: PITTSBURGH or PENGUINS
- FTP, the last back to back sweeps in the Stanley Cup finals came in
- What team accomplished this feat?
ANSWER: NEW YORK ISLANDERS
- Given some of the changes a commercial icon has gone through the year,
name it FTP each. If you need an easier clue, you'll only receive 5.
-  When he first appeared on food cans in 1925, he wore a
bearskin outfit and scowled. By the 1930's, he donned a suit of leaves,
started reading Dale Carnegie and had his skin surgically altered.
 Contrary to popular belief, he is NOT related to his TV sidekick
ANSWER: JOLLY GREEN GIANT
-  First appearing in 1963, in the early 1970s this animal had his
nose shortened, his feathers brightened, and his Carmen Miranda-style
fruit hat removed. He also began speaking English, rather than his
original pig Latin dialect.
 He's the bird behind Froot Loops
ANSWER: TOUCAN SAM
-  They were originally gnomes with huge noses, floppy ears, and
oversized hats, but in 1949 adopted boyish haircuts, new uniforms, and
smaller facial features.
 This Kellogg's trademark trio is what you hear in a bowl of Rice Krispies.
ANSWER: SNAP, CRACKLE, and POP (If anyone protests that their wrong answer
"really is what I hear in my Rice Krispies," point out that the question specifically
asked for trademark Kellogg's characters. If they really did answer with three Kellogg's
trademark characters, give them the points.)
- Name the artist whose art was used for the following the following
album covers, 10 PE, or 5 PE if you need more information about the artist.
10: Koo Koo, by Debbie Harry
5: He designed creatures for the Alien and Species films, as well as
the notorious Penis Landscape painting in the Dead Kennedys¹
ANSWER: H.R. GIGER
10: Greatest Hits, by America
5: Better known as an actor, his characters include Cap¹n Carl, Bill
McNeil, Lionel Hutz and the Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer.
ANSWER: Phil HARTMAN
10: The Velvet Underground and Nico, by the Velvet Underground
5: He also created the artwork for the Rolling Stone¹s Sticky
Fingers, and lots of soup cans.
ANSWER: Andy WARHOL
- Answer these questions about the film that won the Critic's Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, FTPE:
- What is the name of this movie, an amalgamation of five storylines based around the families of three sisters?
- Happiness is the third film for this director, who painted a picture of seventh grade angst in Welcome to the Dollhouse and debuted with the comedy Fear, Anxiety, Depression. FTP, name him.
ANSWER: Todd SOLONDZ
- Solondz covers what taboo subject in one of the storylines of Happiness, which caused trouble with Universal Pictures, who dropped financial support?
- Don't it always seem to go, you don't know what you've got until some
kid finds a way to turn it into a toy? Identify the following toys from what
they were supposed to be F15P, or from what they actually are F5P.
-  It was supposed to be an anti-vibrational device for submarine-hunting
warships, consisting of a longitudinal spring of expensive Swedish blue-black
 What it actually turned out to be was a toy that walked down stairs,
alone or in pairs.
-  It was supposed to be a replacement for silicone oil and gel in
high-test aerospace applications, with a higher viscosity for superior
 It turned out to be a bust for that purpose, but it did have the
unusual property of mimicking the surface of any inked surface it was
applied to, and could then be used to create a deformed version of the image
by pulling it.
ANSWER: SILLY PUTTY