The narrator for this song is a reporter for Action News, who fields reports from the supermarket, the gas station, and the basketball playoffs. The title character is seen in all three places, shocking a woman named Ethel, and angering Ethel's husband, who keeps advising her not to look. This 1974 song was written by the singer after reading an article on college fads on an airline flight. FTP name this #1 novelty song for Ray Stevens, at the height of the nudism craze.
ANSWER: THE STREAK
Florida Flamingos. Baltimore Banners. Hawaii Leis. Toronto Royals. Minnesota
Buckskins, Pittsburgh Triangles. Houston EZ Riders. Golden Gators. Boston
Lobsters. Philadelphia Freedoms. FTP, these were all original franchises in what
league, founded by Billie Jean King, whose sport is better divined by team names
such as the Detroit Loves, LA Strings, and New York Sets?
A: WORLD TEAM TENNIS or W-T-T (TeamTennis also acceptable)
Rose Loomis plots to murder her husband George, but no one saw this movie for
the plot. Instead, viewers were struck by the scenic beauty: Canadian
authorities were deluged with requests for reservations for the fictitious Falls
bungalow that was the subject of the film. FTP, identify this movie, which saw
another sort of beauty as a gust of wind blew the skirt of star Marilyn Monroe
in a famous shot.
(Another Phil original -- edit to taste)
TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED. During the eighties and early nineties, two companies allied to put out games like Hillsfar, Curse of the Azure Bonds, and Pool of Radiance. FTP, name these companies, one an experienced producer of computer simulations and games, the other the best-known producer of role-playing games.
ANSWER: SSI (STRATEGIC SIMULATIONS INCORPORATED), TSR
Published in 1988, this novel describes Soviet assistance to the Iraqi nuclear reactor program, which includes surface to air missiles with nuclear warheads to prevent an Israeli airstrike, as well as a counter strike on the Israeli reactor at Dimona. FTP name this novel by Herbert Crowder.
ANSWER: AMBUSH AT OSIRAK
Portland Forest Dragons, Texas Terror, Anaheim Piranhas, Nashville Kats,
Milwaukee Mustangs, San Jose SabreCats, Florida Bobcats, New Jersey Red Dogs,
New York CityHawks, and the 1997 champion Arizona Rattlers. All these teams
compete in FTP, what league, which bills itself
as the "50-yard indoor war?"
A: ARENA FOOTBALL or A-F-L
Apple Jack. Brick. Beam Me Up. 501's. Hamburger Helper. Bazooka. Bones. Dice.
Kibbles and Bits. When mixed with chocolate milk powder, Brown Cow. All of these
terms have been used, FTP, to describe what hard, smoked form of a drug most
other users snort?
A: CRACK cocaine
From a three-year stint on Another World, he moved on to movies with the help
of his old friend Melanie Griffith, working with her in Something Wild. Later
films included Article 99, Unlawful Entry, and No Escape. FTP, name this man,
who played Henry Hill in GoodFellas.
A: Ray LIOTTA
Three members of this rock quartet - Bruce Gary, Berton Averre, and Prescott
Niles, joined forces with actor Steven Bauer in 1985 to form the group The
Front. Formed in L-A in 1977, this band's refusal to do interviews angered the
press, who called the cover art for their major-label debut album a ripoff of A
Hard Day's Night. FTP name this Doug Feiger-led group, who combined pop
innocence and sexist lyrics into their 1979 classic My Sharona.
ANSWER: THE KNACK
The only man to coach both the NHL's Minnesota North Stars and WHA's
Minnesota Fighting Saints, he suffered his first Olympic loss as a coach in
1998, when France lost to Belarus 3-0. A member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame,
he coached the Rangers and Devils in the 1980's, but
his best known for his Olympic work, as a player in 1964 and 1968, and as a coach 12 years later. FTP name this man, who coached the Miracle on Ice U.S. team to Olympic gold in 1980.
A: Herb BROOKS
According to one account, they were popularized by Douglass McArthur as part
of a program to ban chopsticks in occupied Japan. Proper etiquette for them
involves using them in place of a dinner fork. FTP, name this utensil, a version
of the runcible spoon, resembling a spoon with tines cut out.
They fail to stop a rampaging robotic Sea Swine in Toys. They name some of
the aliens on Jabba's sail barge. They might stop the Necronomicon from spewing
untold evil unto the world, but we'll never know, 'cause Ash forgot the words.
FTP, what three words will also stop Gort from destroying the planet in The Day
The Earth Stood Still?
A: KLAATU, BARADA, NIKTO (accept phonetic equivalents. There's no universally accepted spelling of the last two words.)
His latest album, Inna Heights, reflects the artist's spiritual growth after converting to Rastafarianism. It's also an attempt to gain the American commercial success that eluded him in 1992 when one of his singles advocated murdering gays. FTP, name this dancehall reggae artist who has broken Bob Marley's sales records in Jamaica, but has yet to live down his infamous single, "Boom Bye Bye."
ANSWER: BUJU BANTON (prompt on Banton--there is an unrelated reggae singer named Pato Banton).
In 1983, this author's Petra was nominated for the Nebula Award for best
short story. The next year, this hard-SF author won the Nebula for both best
novella and novelette. 1987's Tangents won both the Hugo and the Nebula for best
short story. FTP name this author of "Blood Music" who reached a pinnacle of
success when Moving Mars won the 1994 Nebula for best Novel.
ANSWER: Greg BEAR
Jess Tyler, a mine watchman for the wealthy Gillespie family, is hauled into
court on charges of incest with his daughter Kady. He did have sex with her
while they prepared to rob the mine, but is acquitted when a birthmark in the
shape of the title animal proves that Kady is Mrs. Tyler's daughter by layabout
Moke Blue--much to Kady's surprise and disappointment. FTP, name this 1981
movie, featuring Ed McMahon and June Lockhart as the Gillespies and Orson Welles
as the judge, which "earned" Pia Zadora a Golden Globe for Best New Actress.
(Note to self: find third game show for Jack Barry)
Name the game show host from a list of shows they hosted FTPE.
1. Twenty-One, The Generation Gap
ANSWER: Jack BARRY
2. Triple Threat, the Million Dollar Chance of a Lifetime, Bullseye
ANSWER: Jim LANGE
3. Battle Stars, Pitfall, Classic Concentration
A: Alex TREBECK
Mike Resnick has edited seven collections dealing with alternative history,
all of which start with the word alternate. You will receive five points for up
to six of the seven that you can name.
ANSWER: ALTERNATE PRESIDENTS
30-20-10-5, name the musician.
30: In 1996 he became the first country artist to sign with Island Records. He was dropped from the label after just one album and before a planned reggae album could be recorded.
20: Initially unsuccessful as a performer in Nashville, a devastating housefire in 1970 prompted him to move back to Texas, where he helped establish Austin as a country hotbed in the mid-70ıs.
10: Since his film debut in The Electric Horseman, he has appeared in 26 films including Thief, Barbarosa, Half-Baked, and Wag The Dog.
5: He is best known for co-organizing Farm Aid, for the songs "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain," "On The Road Again," and for writing "crazy" for Patsy Cline.
1: Albums include Shotgun Willie, The Willie Way, Willie Nelson & Family and Spotlight on Willie Nelson
A: Willie NELSON
Name these players who went straight from school to major league baseball
1. The last college player to make the jump, this Washington State infielder-pitcher debuted for Toronto in 1989, mere months after being drafted by them. The 1991 A-L batting champion, he now plays for the Mets.
ANSWER: John OLERUD
2. This Michigan pitcher was drafted by the Angels in 1988, debuted for California in the spring, and later pitched a no-hitter for the Yankees. Control problems drove him out of baseball by 1997.
ANSWER: Jim ABBOTT
3. The first winner of the Golden Spikes Award as best college baseball player, this Arizona State infielder won that award in 1978, the same year he won the N-L Rookie of the Year crown for Atlanta. He later became a top slugger in Japan.
A: Bob HORNER
For the stated number of points, identify these fantasy-themed video games
from the 1980s.
1. 5 pts: A combination of adventurers -- which could include a dwarf, a valkyrie, and a warrior -- hunt down the evil Death-Adder. This game has spawned six sequels, each more complex, but fundamentally less satisfying, somehow.
ANSWER: The GOLDEN AXE
2. 10 pts: You must rescue your lady from the clutches of evil. Your knight's armor protects him from one killing blow, and you can pick up knives and torches as weapons- which are for some reason better than the lance you start with.
ANSWER: GHOSTS AND GOBLINS
3. 15 pts: One of the first games to use voice technology, it would taunt you during the game in a limited sort of way and, when the game was over, would tell you it had detected another quarter in your pocket. In it, you seek to beat the title character's minions, and the character himself, in
A: WIZARD OF WOR
Answer these questions about the Coen brothers, FTP each.
1. Joel and Ethan Coen often collaborate to edit their own films. They do so under a pseudonym, which led to some controversy when Fargo was nominated for an editing Oscar. Name this fictional editor.
ANSWER: Roderick JAYNES
2. The Coens cowrote this 1985 Sam Raimi film about a pair of exterminators-slash-hitmen. Raimi later disowned the film because the producers replaced its original editor and composer.
3. Raimi returned the favor, co-writing this 1994 Coen brothers film about a mailboy from Muncie, Indiana, who makes it big.
A: The HUDSUCKER PROXY
Welcome to the first-ever TRASH poetry slam! Every song is a poem, and its writers are the true modern poets. Given lyrics to a popular 1980's song, read in poetry slam style, name the song FTPE. If you need the artist, you'll only receive five points.
A. (10) Jungle life/I'm leaning in the open/
Native beat/that carries on
Burning black/I follow the sign/
Into the skies as I wonder
Does the message get to you?
ANSWER: TARZAN BOY
B. (10) I was walking/Down a one-way street
Just looking/for someone to meet
One woman who was looking/for a man
(5) Huey Lewis and the News
ANSWER: DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE?
C. (10) Time flies/
It doesn't seem a minute/since the Turilian spas
Had the chess boards in it/
All change don't ya know/
That when you play/At this level
There's no ordinary venue
(5) Murray Head
A: ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK
Identify these players involved in the racial integration of football, for
the stated number of points.
1. 15 pts: Art Shell is often credited with being the NFL's first black head coach, but this man was a player-coach for the Milwaukee Bardgers, Hammond Pros, and Providence Steam Roller in the 1920s.
ANSWER: Fritz POLLARD
2. 10 pts: The NFL went all white in 1933, but blacks returned to major pro football in the 1946, as two played in the NFL and two in the AAFC. The most notable was this bruising fullback and linebacker, the AAFC's all-time leading rusher, a Cleveland Hall of Famer who wore the unusual
ANSWER: Marion MOTLEY
3. 5 pts: The first NFL team south of the Mason-Dixon Line, they were also the last to
re-integrate when, in 1962, team owner George Marshall relented and allowed blacks to join his team. Name them.
A: Washington Redskins
It is alleged that the President's genitals have distinguishing
characteristics. If so, he wouldn't be the first famous person who could be
identified that way. Identify these people from famous genital characteristics
1. This porn actor's endowment was supposedly remarked upon favorably by Clarence Thomas to Anita Hill.
ANSWER: LONG DONG SILVER
2. It is rumored that his penis, fourteen inches long when flaccid, was cut off at the autopsy and shipped to the Smithsonian after he was killed in a shootout.
ANSWER: John DILLINGER
3. This great Byzantine empress had formerly been a famous courtesan. The historian Procopius, writing of her reign, remarked that her appeal had been that she appeared to have reversed the locations of her genitalia and mouth.
This year's release of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, Part Two marks the ninth
film that teams Jack Lemmon with Walter Matthau. Both Odd Couple movies are two
of the nine. Now name the other seven. Negative five points if you get none
right, zero for one, five for two, and 5 for every
one up to 30 for all 7 correct.
A: BUDDY BUDDY, THE FORTUNE COOKIE, THE FRONT PAGE, GRUMPY OLD MEN,
GRUMPIER OLD MEN, JFK, OUT TO SEA
Given the name of a bonus round from a game show, name the game show. For
example, if I said "Showcase Showdown," you'd say The Price Is Right. Five
points for each correct, bonus 5 for all.
1. Fast Money ANSWER: FAMILY FEUD
2. Golden Medley ANSWER: NAME THAT TUNE
3. Bonus Sprint ANSWER: SCRABBLE
4. Betting Word ANSWER: PASSWORD
5. the Big Board ANSWER: HIGH ROLLERS
Nothin' says trash like Lynyrd Skynyrd. Answer these questions about the
definitive Southern-Rock band, F10PE:
1. 1973's Freebird was a tribute to what recently deceased guitarist?
ANSWER: Duane ALLMAN
2. Sweet Home Alabama was written in response to what Neil Young song?
ANSWER: SOUTHERN MAN
3. Skynyrdıs last studio album, featuring a cover depicting the band surrounded by flames, was released just three days before the fatal plane crash which broke up the band. Name this 1977 album.
A: STREET SURVIVORS
1.This Vicks Formula suppressed coughs, unstuffed noses, and loosened upper
chest congestion; its active ingredient is dextromethorphan
ANSWER: FORMULA 44-D
2. This Kellogg's cereal was healthy and low in calories.
ANSWER: PRODUCT 19
3. This European cleaning compound will allegedly clean almost anything, but is still sold in tubes through mail-order houses; it appears not to have made it big, despite its claims and lucky name.
ANSWER: DIDI SEVEN
FTP each, identify these '80s slasher picks that were so low-rent, they
didn't even spawn sequels!
1. Tony O'dell--Alan from Head of the Class--was the biggest star of this 1986 flick about teenagers whose after-hours party at the shopping center is crashed by security robots gone berserk.
ANSWER: CHOPPING MALL
2. A movie crew from Cosmic Pictures goes to Crippen High School to document unsolved murders there, but members of the cast and crew start disappearing in this 1989 film that, despite its title, was not a sequel. A pre-fame George Clooney, who couldn't act then either, stars.
ANSWER: RETURN TO HORROR HIGH
3. In this 1986 film starring no one you've ever heard of, the popular kids in school play a prank on a nerd, accidentally killing him in the process. He returns at their reunion and gets revenge one person at a time. The video box featured one of cinema's great taglines: Marty majored
in cutting classmates.
A: SLAUGHTER HIGH
Given a brand of US-brewed beer, identify its home state FTPE
1. Rogue A: OREGON
2. Dogfish A: DELAWARE
3. Wild Goose A: MARYLAND
Answer these questions on the 1997 Major League Soccer season FTPE
1. The indoor league stalwart and Kansas City forward led MLS in points with 41, but he's most proud of becoming an American citizen and joining the U.S. National Team in 1997.
2. This two-time South American Player of the Year and Tampa Bay star led MLS in assists with 19. After the season, he and his wild locks were traded to expansion Miami.
ANSWER: Carlos VALDERRAMA
3. This former University of Virginia coach and five-time NCAA champion led D.C. United to its second MLS Cup in 1997.
A: Bruce ARENA
Some singers are best known for their duets with others. These singers are
_only_ known for duets with more famous people.
1. 5 pts: This woman was known for pairing with Bill Medley on I've Had The Time of My Life and with Joe Cocker on Up Where We Belong.
ANSWER: Jennifer WARNES
2. 10 pts: Music critics might remember the soul album she did for Stax in 1969, after singing folk-pop in her native England. The rest of us wonder why she got top billing over the Pet Shop Boys in "What Have I Done to Deserve This?"
ANSWER: Dusty SPRINGFIELD
2. 15 pts: This woman had four top 10 hits with Marvin Gaye in the late '60s, including Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing and You're All I Need To Get By.
A: Tammi TERRELL
Dale Brown has several recurring characters in his series of technothrillers
that began with Flight of the Old Dog. Name the following characters for ten
1. An Air Force pilot, he is the main character in most of Brown's books and piloted the Old Dog
ANSWER: Patrick McLANAHAN
2. This Air Force General was in charge of the Old Dog project, as well as the other special project at Groom Lake.
ANSWER: Brad ELLIOT
3. Nicknamed J.C., he is the hottest fighter pilot in the Air Force, until downed by a Russian agent.
ANSWER: Roland (J.C.) POWELL
In a rather odd episode of South Park, several "guest stars" turn into
Japanese-style movie monsters and fight, tearing up the town. Given one of those
stars, name the beast they emulated in that episode.
1. Barbra Streisand ANSWER: GODZILLA (accept: MECHA-GODZILLA)
2. Robert Smith of the Cure ANSWER: MOTHRA
3. Sidney Poitier ANSWER: GAMERA
ID the following "celebrities" famous (sometimes solely) on
infomercials they've been doing, FTPE:
a. His own video, _Bad Golf My Way_.
b. His own book, _Total Body Power_.
c. His own self-improvement package, _Personal Power II: The Driving Force_.
A: a. Leslie NIELSEN b. Covert Bailey c. Tony ROBBINS
In 1998, NASCAR paid tribute to its greatest racers by naming the 50 greatest
drivers of all time. Name these drivers who made the list FTPE.
1. The youngest driver on the list, this 26-year-old has 29 Winston Cup victories and two series titles to his credit, including the 1997 Daytona 500.
ANSWER: Jeff GORDON
2. This Wisconsin driver won the Winston Cup title in 1992, but perished in a plane crash one year later.
ANSWER: Alan KULWICKI
3. This driver-owner ranks third all-time with 84 Winston Cup victories. This 1989 Daytona 500 winner owns three circuit championships, in 1981, 1982, and 1985.
A: Darrell WALTRIP