1998 TRASH Regionals
- If you're one of those super-huge fans of Star Wars, well, get a life.
But first, identify the authors of these Star Wars books FTP each.
- Dark Force Rising
ANSWER: Timothy ZAHN
ANSWER: Kevin ANDERSON
- Slave Ship: The Bounty Hunter Wars
ANSWER: K.W. JETER
- FTPE, name...
- the Memphis band fronted by Alex Chilton who had their greatest
success with the 1967 single "The Letter"
ANSWER: The BOX TOPS
- the California band fronted by Kevin Martin who had hits in 1995
with the songs "Far Behind" and "You"
- the Georgia band fronted by Rob Thomas who earned a 1998 Grammy
nomination for "Push" and had another hit with "3 AM"
ANSWER: MATCHBOX 20
- Welcome to the Evil Canadian Actors bonus. Do you feel lucky, eh? Choose
a point value, 30, 20 or 10, and answer the question for the selected number
- 30: He starred as Mike Fennell on the CBC show ENG, and
as Chuck Daly in the tv biopic of Dennis Rodman. For a
well-deserved 30, name this Canadian whose most famous
American film role was the student-friendly sherrif of
Angel Beach in Porky's.
ANSWER: Art HINDLE
- 20: Once a romantic lead, these days he's satisfied with
character roles in films like 12 Monkeys and Delores
Claiborne in which he played the investigator obsessed
with convicting the title character.
ANSWER: Christopher PLUMBER
- 10: Once the host of his own talk show, he played talkshow
host Dennis Dupree on the short-lived Hope and Gloria, and
super shrink and family man Jason Seaver on Growing
ANSWER: Alan THICKE
- Answer the following questions about documentarian and capitalist Michael Moore, for the stated number of points:
-  What movie concerning the effects of a partial GM pullout from Flint, Michigan, marked Moore's breakthrough documentary film?
ANSWER: ROGER AND ME
-  Moore's new work was filmed during the publicity tour for his book Downsize This!, and broadens his critical eye to several companies closing factories to fatten profits. FTP, name it.
ANSWER: The BIG ONE
-  What major publishing company and capitalist powerhouse published Moore's Downsize This!, and indirectly helped finance his new movie by sending him on the 48-city book tour? Moore claims to feel no loyalty to this company, since he's moving over to their sister Capitalist roader, HarperCollins.
ANSWER: Random House
- The Eurovision Song Contest is seen by 300 million people in Europe,
but completely ignored over here. More fools us, since the winners have a
way of coming back to haunt us. Identify these winners of the Eurovision
Song Contest for the stated number of points.
-  Sweden's first winner, this band went on to release such hits as
"Mamma Mia" and "Super Trouper."
-  Winning in 1994 was Ireland, with this collaboration between the
Gaelic-language choir Anuna and a traditional Irish dance troupe. A
two-hour expanded version is still touring the world.
-  This most recent winner was, oddly, from Israel, which is
considered a part of Europe for the contest; and, oddly, was the subject
of much controversy in Israel, where conservatives objected to having
Israel represented by a post-operative male-to-female transexual.
ANSWER: DANA INTERNATIONALE
- The 1998 World Cup saw two coaches bring their fourth national
team to the tournament. One coached Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates,
and the '94 Cup champs. The other coached Mexico, Costa Rica, and the
'94 host team. FTPE, name these two coaches, and for another 5 points each,
name the teams they took to France, an Asian and an African qualifier
ANSWER: Carlos Alberto PARREIRA (pa-RARE-ah), Velibor "Bora" MILUTINOVIC (mil-ooh-TIN-ah-vich); SAUDI ARABIA, NIGERIA
- Cointreau is not exactly the world's best-known liquor, but it is an
integral part of many of the mixed drinks you know and love if you're over
21. If you're not over 21, shame, shame. Anyway, given a description of
a drink containing Cointreau, name it for the stated number of points.
-  The best-known drink containing Cointreau, it properly consists of
tequila, Cointreau and lime juice over ice and served in a salted glass.
However, people with no respect for tradition often replace the Cointreau
with triple sec, the lime juice with sweet and sour mix, dump the salt,
and run it through a blender.
-  This classic shooter consists of one part lime juice, two parts
Cointreau, and four parts vodka.
-  This cocktail, served in a frosted glass, consists of one part
Cointreau, three parts gin, and three parts lemon juice.
ANSWER: WHITE LADY
- For the stated number of points, name the TV show that won the 1998
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Award given information.
- FFP, this now cancelled show won the award for Outstanding TV
- FTP, this show took the Outstanding TV Individual Episode Award for
the episode where John Waters voiced a gay character the father of the
title family had trouble adjusting to.
ANSWER: THE SIMPSONS
- F15P, this syndicated celebrity half-hour won the Outstanding TV
Journalism for its body of work.
ANSWER: ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT
- Given the name of a lawyer who, at one time or another, was a partner
on L.A. Law, name the actor who played him or her FFPE, five point bonus for all 5.
- Douglas Brackman, Jr.
ANSWER: Alan RACHINS
- Daniel Morales
ANSWER: A MARTINEZ
- Ann Kelsey
ANSWER: Jill EIKENBERRY
- Arnie Becker
ANSWER: Corbin BERNSEN
- Stuart Markowitz
ANSWER: Michael TUCKER
- ID this singer 30-20-10-1:
-  As a songwriter, he wrote "Daddy Sang Bass" for Johnny Cash, "I Was So Wrong" by Patsy Cline, and "Let Me Tell You About Love" by The Judds.
-  His career began in a family band, but took off at Sun Records. "Movie Magg" and "Turn Around" were the first songs he recorded at Sun, and he would later record "Honey, Don't".
-  His most famous song was "Blue Suede Shoes"
-  He had a restaurant in Jackson, TN named "Carl Perkins' Blue Suede Shoes".
ANSWER: Carl PERKINS
- Apparently Carol and Mike weren't enough; some of the Brady kids had
to go outside of the family to find heroes.
- FFP, Bobby chose what Wild West lawbreaker as his hero, only to
throw him over after Bobby has a nightmare that he kills the whole Brady
ANSWER: Jesse JAMES
- FTP, Peter has this figure from American history as his hero. Peter
almost got to portray him in a school play, but had to settle for Benedict
ANSWER: George WASHINGTON
- F15P, Cindy's hero is what famous woman?
ANSWER: JOAN OF ARC
- Answer these questions about actors who crossed paths on a nuclear test site, for the stated number of points:
-  Some of this man's non-traditional roles included Genghis Khan in The Conquerors (1956) and circus owner Matt Masters in Circus World. His last film role was in 1976's The Shootist.
ANSWER: John WAYNE or Marion Michael MORRISON
-  John Wayne played opposite her in The Conquerors. A devout Christian best-known for a TV role as a witch, she also worked with Orson Welles, playing Welles' wife in Citizen Kane, and Fanny Minafer in The Magnificent Ambersons.
ANSWER: Agnes MOOREHEAD
-  Also working with Wayne and Agnes Moorehead in The Conquerors was this man, who is probably prouder of being Bob Hauk in Escape from New York than he is of being John Peter McAlister in Master Ninja.
ANSWER: Lee VAN CLEEF
- Give the job of someone in the comic strip Doonesbury, name the
- Runs the Nothin' But Orphans orphanage in Aspen, Colorado.
ANSWER: HONEY Huan
- host of NPR's "All Things Reconsidered"
ANSWER: MARK Slackmeyer
- Reporter for the Washington Post
ANSWER: Rick REDFERN
- Running the option ain't passe anymore in college football.
Name these current option quarterback maestros for the stated number of
-  This four-year starter for Syracuse passed for 25-hundred
yards and 20 touchdowns in 1997, and his running ain't bad either.
ANSWER: Donovan McNABB
-  This junior college transfer passed for 15-hundred yards
and ran for 550 more in 1997, his first year as a starter for Kansas
ANSWER: Michael BISHOP
-  Attempting to follow in the footsteps of Tommie Frazier
and Turner Gill is this former receiver and punt returner, who took the
starting quarterback job at Nebraska in 1998.
ANSWER: Bobby NEWCOMBE
- Identify the following things that can wreck your head for the stated
number of points. Hint- no red-blooded American would ever go for such things.
-  Mix two parts Smirnoff, one part Kahlua, and one part heavy cream
over ice. Drink.
ANSWER: WHITE RUSSIAN
-  This game could not be depicted on television until 1998, when Fox
Mulder survived being put through it by a villain called The Pusher on the
X-Files. Mathematically, the odds are against the first player, this is
especially true when automatic weapons are used.
ANSWER: RUSSIAN ROULETTE
-  Performed in 1996 by Dennis Hopper, in this stunt the performer is
surrounded by a large amount- in Hopper's case, 800 pounds- of high
explosives, which are then detonated. The explosives are shaped so that
they blow outwards, ideally leaving a safe area in the middle in which the
performer can survive.
ANSWER: RUSSIAN DEATH CHAIR
- Once thought unassailable in its top spot in network morning shows,
Good Morning America now risks falling to third. Part of the problem
stems from changes in its personnel. FTPE:
- Name the two hosts who have taken over for Joan Lunden and Charlie
Gibson, one a former KABC anchor, the other a former GMA correspondent.
ANSWER: Lisa MCREE, Kevin NEWMAN
- With the departure of weatherman Spencer Christian, the tenure king
at GMA is this man, the show's film critic, who is often confused for Gene
ANSWER: Joel SIEGEL
- Sexism is still alive and well in many areas, ads especially. For
the stated number of points, name the product touted in a less than
enlightened way from a description.
- F5P, this cigarette company tells women "You've come a long way,
baby." How long is the line for cancer treatment?
ANSWER: VIRGINIA SLIMS
- FTP, scantily-clad women would sing "Who wears short shorts?" while
showing off their silky smooth gams in touting this depilatory.
- F15P, the 1980 ad for this fragrance had its woman singing about
how she could "bring home the bacon," but she still had to "fry it up in a
pan" and smell nice to keep her man at home.
- 30-20-10 identify the periodical based on information about its website.
-  Monthly features include Page 5 Girls, Leskie Pinson, and a Vampire column.
-  From its site you can send virtual postcards featuring Anjelica-witch to the rich and famous, the 3,996-pound man, or America's sexiest psychic Serena Sabak, among others.
-  Most importantly, you can read this week's features such as "Winged
Lambs Born In Israel" or "Aliens Endorse Limbaugh for President", and you can join
the official Bat Boy fanclub.
ANSWER: WEEKLY WORLD NEWS (NOTE: the site is wwnonline.com)
- Get a clue. Clues can be found in many places, if you're playing that
classic board game "Clue." Of the locations in the board game, the four in
the corners connect to secret passages. FFPE, name these four rooms, and,
for an additional five points each, indicate which pairs of rooms are
connected by the passages.
ANSWER: KITCHEN and STUDY, CONSERVATORY and LOUNGE
- If a pro basketball team goes a quarter of their regular
season games before losing three games, it's considered phenomenal. If
they go longer, the fix must be on! Name these two-loss sensations FTPE.
- It took 28 games for this WNBA team to lose their third game
of the season in 1998. By then, this team already won the Western
Conference, leading second-place Phoenix by 10 games.
ANSWER: Houston Comets
- This team won 18 games before losing their third game during
the ABL's 1996-97 inaugural season.
ANSWER: Columbus Quest
- This NBA team won 26 games before losing their third in the
1966-67 season, the year they won their first world championship.
ANSWER: Philadelphia 76ers
- Given members of a popular 1980's band, name them FTPE. If
you need the lead singer, you'll only receive five points.
-  Bassist Mikey Craig, drummer Jon Moss, and guitarist Roy Hay
 George O'Dowd
ANSWER: CULTURE CLUB
-  Drummer Tommy Price, bassist Ivan Elias, guitarists Zack Smith and Keith Mack
 Patty Smyth
-  Guitarist Charlie Burchill, bassist Derek Forbes, Keyboardist Mike MacNeil, drummer Brian McGee
 Jim Kerr
ANSWER: SIMPLE MINDS
- Hey kids! Looking for a grad school that believes in partying first
and studying last? Then the Princeton Review's 1998 list of the Top Party
schools in America's for you. Name these schools that made the 1998 lists
of either the Top Party or Top Stone Cold Sober schools for the stated
number of points.
- (5) Appropriately, this Utah school is America's Top Stone Cold Sober
School in the Princeton Review, and that's the bottom line!
ANSWER: BRIGHAM YOUNG University (BYU)
- (10) The top Party School for 1998 is this school, part of the State
University of New York family.
- (15) The only non-state school to make the Top 10 Party School chart
is this New Jersey university, which charted at #10.
ANSWER: SETON HALL University