1998 TRASH Regionals
- Formerly a member of Gods And Monsters, his 1994 debut, Grace,
drew plenty of critical acclaim and a cult following. In May, 1997,
he drowned in Memphis' Wolf River at age 30, leading his mother to
release a 2 disc collection of rough demos of his new songs. FTP,
name this folk/rocker whose postumous album is Sketches For My
Sweetheart The Drunk.
ANSWER: JEFF BUCKLEY
- Abandoned by his real father before birth, his adoptive father
directed The Next Karate Kid and Gone Fishin'. His first TV role was in
a four-episode arc of Beverly Hills 90210 as one of Brenda's flings. In
real life he's dated Pamela Anderson Lee, Gabrielle Reece, and Brooke
Shields. His best known TV character lost his virginity to a character
played by Teri Hatcher. Not bad, even for a Man of Steel. FTP, name
this actor whose lack of further TV work could stem from the Superman
curse, attaching from his being the Clark half of the ABC show Lois &
ANSWER: Dean CAIN
- In 1991 he was the National Association of Theatre Owners¹
"Male Star of Tomorrow." He then disappeared for much of the 90s,
turning down Speed but finding time to make Mobsters and If Looks
Could Kill. FTP, name this former teen heartthrob who plays himself in
A Night At The Roxbury, and is best known for his work on the early
Fox shows Booker and 21 Jumpstreet.
ANSWER: Richard GRIECO
- It was invented by Earl Mitchell, Sr., in 1917. Mitchell, a salesman for
the Chattanooga Bakery Company, asked a group of coal miners what products
they would like. They wanted a sweet lunchtime snack of astronomical size.
Mitchell responded by dipping graham crackers in multiple sweet goos, and
giving the product an astronomical name. FTP, name this product, the primary
sponsor of NASCAR's recent anniversary gala, a s'more-like confection
famously eaten in the south in conjunction with RC Cola.
ANSWER: MOON PIE
- Their popularity is said to have been killed in the early '60s by
Dobie Gillis character Maynard G. Krebs. Their original popularity in
Europe is said to derive from 17th-century Flemish portrait painter Sir
Anthony Van Dyke, and they have been seen on Benjamin Disraeli, Buffalo
Bill Cody, Colonel Sanders, Dizzy Gillespie, and seemingly every adult
male in the '90s. FTP identify this style of facial hair.
- Their success was assured when they were sold individually wrapped, a
potential impulse buy "for the nickel in a man's pocket". Made with milk from
Mennonite cows in a company town near Derry Church, Pennsylvania, these
incarnations of the product were among the first to be available on a national scale, as
opposed to the specialty boxes of one and two pounds that were then
prevalent. FTP, name these candy treats, now available in variety packs
with their brethren Krackel, Mr. Goodbar, and Special Dark.
ANSWER: HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE BARS
- Its name ceoms from the Portuguese verb "to whip." The man put his
right arm around the woman's waist, and took her right hand in his left,
holding it out to the side. The woman's left hand rested on the man's
shoulder. Below the waist, the man presses his crotch against the woman's
thigh. With a basic up and down movement, no wonder the dance
was said to be banned in Brazil. FTP, name this "forbidden dance."
- He was awakened from a centuries-old sleep in the Arctic
Ocean by a nuclear blast in 1966, and was promptly rocketed into an
outer-space prison. He returned a year later to fight the 130-foot lizard
Barugon, and became the fan favorite when he beat the bat-like Gaos in
1968. FTP name this nuclear super-turtle, loved by all the children of
Japan and star of 11 films.
- The British band that sang this 1974 song can be forgiven for
their blatant geographical error, as the city in question has no "East
Side". Depending on your ideology, this song is heroic, either because revolt
is put down or because about 100 cops are killed in the process of
battling the gangsters of Al Capone. FTP name this Paper Lace song
where the narrator's father turns out to be alive after he heard his momma
cry and heard her pray.
ANSWER: The NIGHT CHICAGO DIED
- The Sacramento Capitals defeated the New York OTBzz 4 matches to 1 to
repeat as this league's champion. With teams comprised of two women, two
men, and a coach, some of the other teams that competed in its pro
division this year included the Kansas City Explorers and
the Springfield (Missouri) Lasers. The Capitals won the King Trophy,
named for league founder Billie Jean King. Thus went another beneath
notice season of, FTP, what tennis league?
ANSWER: WORLD TEAM TENNIS
- He was repsonsible for the mushy-literary dialog on the old Beauty and
the Beast TV show, but his primary work is in fantasy. His short story
"Sandkings" won a Hugo, eventually becoming both a book and the pilot for
the new Outer Limits TV show. However, most recently he's had a hit with
his story of a kingdom wracked in turmoil with a feud between the
Lannisters and the Starks. FTP, name this author of "A Game of
ANSWER: George R. R. MARTIN
- Originally for children, these days they are mostly made for adults,
especially for science fiction fans. The most famous possessor of one is
Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes fame, who got a battery-powered one from sending
in cereal box tops, only to find that it did not permit him to fly. Unlike
Calvin's, most of them are unpowered, and depend upon the wind produced by
the wearer's motion to rotate. FTP, name these famously comical hats,
looking like a cross between a domed cap and a pinwheel.
ANSWER: PROPELLOR BEANIE
- Its Olympic champions included Meinhard Nehmer, Waldemar
Cierpinski, Ulrich Wehling, Karin Enke, Ulf Timmerman, Annet Potzch,
Wolfgang Hoppe, and Kristin Otto. They won 563 medals from 1956 to 1988,
at which time they ceased to exist. FTP, name this Olympic power best
known for its steroid-taking women's swim team and figure skater Katerina
ANSWER: EAST GERMANY or GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
- William Lichter became a software mogul and currently dates a
supermodel. Mike Dexter blew out his knee playing college football and
now runs a car wash. Denise Fleming and Kenny Fisher broke up the morning
after the party they got together at, but they got back together in a
closet 10 minutes later. And Preston Meyers left 7 hours late for his
seminar with Kurt Vonnegut, but he and Amanda Bennett are still together.
This is how things ended up, FTP, for the main characters in what 1998
ANSWER: CAN'T HARDLY WAIT
- Experts disagree on whether there is any threat in performing this
incorrectly, with some saying any threat is "pseudo-scientific hokum," and
others citing cases of damage, sometimes requiring treatment in a hyperbaric
chamber to cure, caused by forcing air into the vagina or urethra. FTP,
blowing air into an orifice is a possible event in what sexual practice, in
which one person, while blowing, vibrates their lips in close proximity to
their partner's sexual organs; famously documented in Dave Barry in Cyberspace?
ANSWER: The BUZZ
- She is the youngest person to join the Grand Ole Opry, though
LeAnn Rimes is probably not far behind. Raised in Champaign, Illinois,
she signed to Rounder Records at age 14, and released her first album,
Too Late To Cry, in 1987. In 1990 she won her first Grammy with I've
Got That Old Feeling. FTP, name this bluegrass artist who has won five
Grammies with and without her band, Union Station.
ANSWER: Alison KRAUSS
- The first release from this artist¹s All Out Records is"The
Movie" by Harlem World. He's also signed R&B singer Rashad
Thomas. He's recorded "Take Me There" with Mya and Blackstreet,
but mostly he sucks up to Puff Daddy. FTP, name this Bad Boy
hanger-on, who manages to get a finger in everything Puffy does, most
notably Mo Money Mo Problems and Been Around The world.
ANSWER: MASE (also acc. Mason BETHA)
- FAQTP, what Fox alleged sitcom was the first cancellation of the
1998/99 television season?
- Their "Three Chords and An Attitude" tour spawned a book called
Mid-Life Confidential. Not surprising considering members of this group
include Robert Fulghum, Barbara Kingsolver, Amy Tan, and Dave Barry. FTP,
name this musical group which Barry claims "plays music like Metallica writes
novels," formed from an idea from the obviously twisted mind of author and
rhythm guitarist Stephen King.
ANSWER: ROCK BOTTOM REMAINDERS
- From the whatever happened to file, this actor's been tapped
to play Bill Gates in the TNT movie Pirates of Silicon Valley. A cast
member of Saturday Night Live in 1985-86, he was the first Rusty Griswold
in National Lampoon's Vacation. FTP name this 80's acting legend, whose
roles included playing a geek in detention in The Breakfast Club, a geek
creating woman in Weird Science, and breaking typecast to play a
too-talented high school quarterback in Johnny Be Good.
ANSWER: Anthony Michael HALL
- It was launced in April 1977, and among its first programs
were The Campbells, about a Scottish family in the Canadian wilderness in
the 1830's, and Another Life, best described as a Christian soap opera.
Renamed in 1989, it emphasized "positive value, upbeat programming," as
Bonanza reruns and Rin Tin Tin K-9 Cop. Renamed in 1998 after being sold
by its network founder to Rupert Murdoch, its lone program from its early
days remains The 700 Club. FTP name this network, once owned by the
Christian Broadcasting Network, now owned by the Rupert Murdoch empire.
ANSWER: FOX FAMILY CHANNEL
- A feature film based on this popular cartoon is slated to begin filming
this year, with Matthew Broderick as the title character and Rupert Everett as
the villain, whose arms were only seen on the cartoon. Created by Shuki Levy
and Haim Saban in 1983, this character defended Metro City and the world from
the agents of MAD for seven seasons. FTP name this character, voiced by Don
Adams, who clumsily used various contraptions to defeat Dr. Claw week after
ANSWER: INSPECTOR GADGET