1998 TRASH Regionals
- Developed by R.J. Reynolds, its famous features included a metal
package that was hermetically sealed to serve later as a humidor. Its name
was chosen both to convey gentility and to tweak Queen Victoria, an
anti-smoking crusader whose son was an equally avid puffer. FTP, name this
brand of tobacco, famous as the lead-in to a joke whose punchline was,
"well, let him out!"
ANSWER: PRINCE ALBERT (in a can)
- Blankety Blanks. The Love Experts. Down You Go. Give and Take.†
Winner Take All. Bank on the Stars.† Password Plus.† I've Got A Secret.†
Name That Tune.† Child's Play.† Place the Face.† Winning Streak.†
Blockbusters.† Break the Bank.† FTP, these are all game shows hosted by
what man, better known for hosting Chain Reaction, Hot Potato, and being
the original host of The Price is Right.
ANSWER: Bill CULLEN
- Mbabane, Swaziland, has produced its share of British character
actors, if its share is one. Appearing in movies as diverse as Warlock,
Spiceworld, and The Age of Innocence, he epitomizes the effete Brit in
his roles as a fashion designer in Pret-a-Porter and as the writer in
The Player who pitches a film with "no staahs". FTP name this man whose
staahing roles are camp personified in How to Get Ahead In Advertising
and as the evil superrich Darwin Mayflower in Hudson Hawk.
ANSWER: RICHARD E. GRANT
- In this movie, Carleton Hendricks isn't the same as he was in the songs -- now he's updated, finding his victims on the internet and infusing his torture scenes with "modern primitive" babble about purifying pain. When Twisted Sister sang about him, he was just a filthy child molester. FTP, name the film that features Captain Howdy, produced by, written by and starring former Twisted Sister Dee Snider.
- With anti-LASD and marijuana messages being widely disseminated in the
late 60's, this drug's popularity took off, prompting Allen Ginsberg to
say, "All the nice gentle dope fiends are getting screwed up by the real
horror monster Frankensteins" using this drug, which Ginsberg described as
"antisocial, paranoid-making, it's a drag, bad for your body, bad for your
mind, in the long run, uncreative, and it's a plague in the whole dope
community." The drug was first popularized by American servicemen in
Korea, the first to inject it, often with heroin. FTP, name this "upper".
ANSWER: SPEED or AMPHETAMINES
- Itís official name is the Jules Rimet Cup, having been named
after the then-FIFA president in 1946, and was presented quadrenially
until 1970, when it disappeared after being presented in Mexico City.
Remade in 1974, itís made of solid 18 carat gold with two malachite rings
inlaid at the base. The winning team does not get this award though, they
receive a gold-plated replica. FTP name this award, presented to the best
in international soccer every four years, last awarded in 1998.
ANSWER: WORLD CUP
- A museum dedicated to this man and his baseball career opened
in 1998, next to the stadium named in his honor at Montclair State
University in New Jersey. As a player, he set World Series records for
career games played with 75 and hits with 71. As a manager, he led the
Yankees to the World Series in 1964, and did the same crosstown with the
Mets nine years later. FTP name this three-time American League MVP, best
known for coining such quips as It Ainít Over Till Its Over and When You
See A Fork In The Road, Take It.
ANSWER: Lawrence "Yogi" BERRA
- It is the most-recently-introduced of the world's top ten selling
candy bars, weighing in at number 6. While some of this success is due to the
candy itself- wafer layers covered in chocolate- some is also due to the
catchy jingle. FTP, name this candy bar named after a famous New York
City strip club, whose distinctive shape consists of four bars lying along
each other, which can be broken apart to "give someone a break" of it.
- The Raleigh Super 50, Honda Novio, Torrot Turismo, Puch Maxi, Kriedler
Amazon, Peugeot TSA, JC Penney Pinto, Garelli Rally Sport, and Schwinn-
Solex. FTP these are all models of what type of vehicle which you must be
16 years old to operate in South Carolina?
- A fighter pilot in World War II, he was discharged for psychological
reasons during a tour of duty in Korea. Later, during his political
career, he patronized New Orleans' Playboy Club and packed a pistol. In
the years 1966 to 1967, his office maintained tight silence, and
investigators combed the country on a secret mission that was finally
revealed, to vast media attention, in 1967, when he announced that "there
would be arrests" for the murder of President Kennedy. FTP, name this
district attorney, a primary source for Stone's JFK, who had his name
legally changed from "Earling Carothers" to "Jim".
ANSWER: Jim GARRISON
- When her first album went platinum, BNA Records gave her a platinum
ring. Although she has yet to win any major awards, she was nominated
Favorite New Artist at the 1997 American Music Awards and for Female
of Tomorrow at the TNN Awards. FTP, name this singer and girlfriend of
Cain, whose songs include Ten Thousand Angels and Guys Do It All The
and whose latest album is If I Don't Stay The Night.
ANSWER: Mindy McCREADY
- The name's the same.† One appeared in the film Newsies and was in the now-
defunct band EYC (Express Yourself Clearly).† The other, as a film student,
made an obscene video in which Santa and Jesus duke it out.† FTP, name these
men, one a washed up 80's actor, the other a 90's film and tv success whose
films include BASEketball and the upcoming Orgazmo.
ANSWER: Trey PARKER
- The Kansas City Attack, St. Louis Ambush, Milwaukee Wave,
Wichita Wings, Edmonton Drillers, Montreal Impact, Florida Thundercats,
Buffalo Blizzard, Harrisburg Heat, Philadelphia Kixx, and new Baltimore
Blast all play for, FTP, what professional indoor soccer league?
ANSWER: NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE or N-P-S-L
- In deference to his heritage, one condition of all his gigs was
he be allowed to sing one song in Slovenian. He had two platinum
Just Because and Blue Skirt Waltz, both in 1948, and when the Grammy
his category was inaugurated in 1986, he won the first one. FTP
this recently dead guy whose fan page describes him as "personally
responsible for catapulting Slovenian Cleveland-style polkas into
prominence" and who is the second-most-famous musician with his
behind a weirdo named Al.
ANSWER: FRANKie YANKOVIC
- Guy Doleman was the first actor to play this character.† Darren
Nesbit and Andre Van Gyseghem played the incoming and outgoing ones in
the show's eleventh episode.† The only women to play the role were Rachel
Herbert, Georgina Cookson and Mary Morris, who filled in when Trevor
Howard couldn't take the role.† In all, 17 actors took the role over 17
episodes.† Colin Gordon played it more than once, as did the best known
person to take the role, Leo McKern. FTP, they all played what character,
none of whom succeeded to break Number Six in The Prisoner?
ANSWER: NUMBER TWO
- It is certain that the innermost layer is an icosahedron adorned with
printing in a Sans-Serif Small Caps font. As I see it, yes, you may rely on it
without a doubt. Don't count on it, however, when even after you
concentrate and ask again, you are told to ask again later. FTP, name this
item, which includes "It Is Certain," "As I See It, Yes," "You May Rely On
It," "Without a Doubt," "Concentrate And Ask Again," and "Ask Again Later"
among the possible responses to any question posed to it, along with the
classic "Reply Hazy- Try Again Later."
ANSWER: MAGIC EIGHTBALL
- According to this author, she started writing novels to stave off
boredom while waiting for her husband, BBC writer and broadcaster Gordon
Snell, to get off work. Living in London, apart from her cohorts in Ireland,
she transplanted the people she knew into novels such as Evening Class and
Copper Beech. Her latest work, Tara Road, is about a bustling Irish housewife who trades
houses with a professor from Connecticut, and how they bond from sharing each
other's lives and problems.† Name, FTP, the author behind these works, best
known for her novel turned 1995 film Circle of Friends.
ANSWER: Maeve BINCHY
- As a grammar school student, he discovered Kant. The son of New
Hampshire Quakers, he nevertheless served in World War II, and may have
served as a member of the OSS, interesting, since he was a Marxist. By
197e, he had become disillusioned enough with the left to order his
followers to attack members of the American Communist Party with baseball
bats. A believer in untrammeled technological growth and the absolute evil
of the British monarchy, he promotes his views through the paper The New
Federalist. FTP, name this loony, who was sentenced in 1989 to fifteen
years for tax evasion.
ANSWER: LYNDON LAROUCHE
- Batman never found his parents’ killer. Wonder Woman has no powers on
Paradise Island, and the Legion of the Super-Heroes’ entire history has
rebooted. All this is the result of, FTP, what continuity-
correcting five-issue miniseries, issued in 1994 by DC and
numbered in reverse order, starting at 4?
ANSWER: ZERO HOUR
- Three of its 10 stories are co-authored, one each with John Shirley,
Michael Swanwick, and Bruce Stirling. Originally published in 1986, its
sci-fi and cyberpunk tales include The Gernsback Continuum, New Rose Hotel,
Hinterlands, and Johnny Mnemonic. FTP name this collection of William Gibson
ANSWER: BURNING CHROME
- This activity was practiced by both pioneering English army doctor General
James Barry and jazz great Billy Tipton, both of whom did so flawlessly
for most of their adult life. Today, many people practice it as a hobby,
including New York mayor Rudy Giuliani. FTP, what behavior do these men and
women share with FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, diva RuPaul, and much of the
casts of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and _To
Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar_?
ANSWER: TRANSVESTITISM (accept equivalents, including the PC-ism "transgenderism" and the technical term "Eonism." Do NOT accept "transexuality," which refers to a medical change.)
- He made his first public appearance in 1963, singing "You are my
with Andy Williams.† As a teen, he became an idol, with hits like
Innocent, Puppy Love, and Yo-yo.† FTP, name this singer, who proved he
was a little bit rock
and roll with later hits like Sacred Emotion and Soldier of Love.
ANSWER: DONNY OSMOND