The name's the same. The third and final #1 hit for Huey Lewis and the News,
this 1987 song off
the Fore album was written by Bruce Hornsby. It shares the name with a 1990 Adrian Lyne
movie, starring Tim Robbins as a Vietnam vet who slowly becomes unable to separate reality
from his past horrors. FTP give the common name, also shared with a story in Genesis where a
man sees angels ascending and descending from heaven in Bethel.
A: JACOB'S LADDER
Now available in sour cream, pizza, pretzel, low sodium, and reduced fat
versions, the original
version is now sold as cheddar-flavored. Each package shows one of them with a smiley face; for
a limited time, some cheddar and reduced-fat ones are being made with real smiley faces. FTP,
name this ever-popular bite-sized cracker made by Pepperidge Farms.
A: GOLDFISH crackers
It is not often that horse racing, Scandinavia and mysterious murders all
mix, but this Dick Francis
novel takes you galloping through Norway as David Cleveland searches for the missing jockey,
Robert Sherman. FTP name this novel, whose title is a homonym for a winter activity in the frozen
ANSWER: SLAY RIDE
In 1993, he ended John Madden's nine-year streak by winning the Best Sports Analyst Emmy.
Five years later, he called for the banishment of women's college sports, saying women should
try out for men's teams just like the men do. Earlier this year, he blasted his bosses at CBS, by
accusing 60 Minutes of showing only the negative side of college hoops through a segment on
Fresno State. FTP name this man, who gives listeners headaches as top analyst on CBS college
A: Billy PACKER
It was originally credited to Chico de Olivera and Lamotte d'Incamps of
Brazil, but it was later
discovered that the melody and dance were actually created by the Hermosa brothers of Bolivia.
By that time the band Kaoma had sold 5 million records, but the craze was dying as dance hall
patrons would stand idly by and watch, but few would participate. FTP name this brief 1990
craze, known as the Forbidden Dance.
Three aliens in silk pajamas conspire to resurrect zombies from a cardboard
graveyard in order to
conquer Earth. Spaceships that resemble paper plates fly through the air in this film, while pilots
fly planes without control panels. The film's star had the good sense to drop dead during filming,
only to be replaced by the director's wife's chiropractor. FTP name this film, considered the worst
ever made, featuring Bela Lugosi and directed, written, and co-starring Ed Wood.
A: PLAN NINE FROM OUTER SPACE
The first and last name's the same. The first is a Kenyan-born Dane who broke the indoor and
outdoor records in the 800 meter run five times in 1997. The second is a Kenyan, who sometimes
goes by his middle name, Boit, and who set the world record in the 3000-meter steeplechase in
1997. FTP, give the common first and last names.
A: WILSON KIPKETER
This trio thanked 231 people on their two albums, their self-titled debut in
1990, and 1993's
Shadows and Light. After breaking up following a disastrous tour with Richard Marx in 1993, one
of the three released a solo album, 1995's Naked and Scared, while the other two made an
album with their once-estranged father. FTP name this trio, dubbed Hot Mamas with Papas by
critics, who hit it big in the early 90s with such songs as Release Me, Impulsive, and Hold On.
ANSWER: WILSON PHILLIPS
Internationally known for his criticism, such as Angouleme, as well as his
and fantasy writing, this outhor won back-to-back Nebula awards for best novel in 1966 and 1967
for Babel-17 and The Einstein Intersection, ańso famed for his sadomasochistic lifestyle. FTP
name the author of Dhalgren, Nova, and Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand.
ANSWER: Samuel R. DELANY
Inspired by the director's childhood dreams of "strange bald-headed men who
came out and
altered things." It is the story of John Murdoch, who awakes in a hotel room with a dead
prostitute. Is he an amnesiac serial murderer? Or is there something more sinister afoot? FTP,
name this movie, the third film from director Alex Proyas.
A: DARK CITY
A film on this basketball great's teen years, subtitled The Birth of a
Legend, was released only in
the Deep South in 1990. Before the shot clock and 3-point shot, he scored 3,667 points in a mere
84 collegiate games, including a then-record 69 points in a 1970 game against Alabama. FTP
name this great, the only member of the NBA 50 Greatest Players who is deceased, having died
A: "Pistol" Pete MARAVICH
One school of thought says this film star is buried in Silver Spring
Maryland, while another places
his final resting place in Calabasas, California. Proof offered by Silver Springs proponents note
that he died in 1938, the same year RKO stopped making the films he appeared in and sold the
right to MGM, and also note that according to the headstone he was owned by RKO. Owned?
Did I forget to mention that the film star in question is a dog? FTP, this burial controversy is over
what pit bull with a black circle around one eye, famed for his appearances in the Our Gang
series of movies?
Her many volumes include jokes about oral sex, quadraplegics, drinking,
hygiene, celebrities, blacks, Jews, Italians, and especially Poles. FTP, name this author of Truly
Tasteless Jokes, volumes one through infinity, a woman whose works are celebrated by seventh
graders and Howard Stern.
A. Blanche KNOTT
30-20-10 name the product
30: It was first marketed in 1954 as the "Lazy Bones", but was attached by a cord. A "Flash-
matic" was also marketed that sent a pinpoint flashlight to the four corners of the screen.
20: The "Space Commander 400" featured 4 buttons and worked by sending high-frequency
sound waves to an electronic ear, but could be mimicked by parrots. San Francisco's public
media center vilified it as "turning people into mindless beings... That are totally physically
incapacitated as well".
10: The original ad campaign yelled that there is "Nothing between you and the set but space",
A: Television REMOTE CONTROL
How well do you know your rock splinter bands? Given some splinter bands,
name the "parent"
group which brought one or more of its members to prominence. For example, given Wings,
Plastic Ono Band, and the Traveling Wilburys, the answer would be The Beatles.
1. General Public, Fine Young Cannibals ANSWER: THE (English) BEAT
2. Rainbow, Whitesnake ANSWER: DEEP PURPLE
3. Chequered Past, Rich Kids, Public Image Limited ANSWER: SEX PISTOLS
30-20-10-5-1 Give the common name
30: The name of a short-lived 1990 Fox drama, starring J.R. Ferguson, Rodney Harvey, and
Boyd Kestner as the Curtis brothers, and Billy Bob Thornton as Buck Merrill.
20: The name of the one-hit wonder band which had a Top 10 hit in 1966 with Time Won't Let
10: The wrestling tag team made up of Scott Hall and Kevin Nash.
5: A 1983 feature film, based on an S.E. Hinton novel, starring Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Ralph
Macchio, Patrick Swayze, and Emilio Estevez.
1: The superhero group headed by Batman in the short-lived comic series "Batman and the
A: THE OUTSIDERS
Identify these football-baseball athletes from their exploits in one sport
for 15 points or in the other
1. 15 pts: He played fullback at Bucknell--where he was an All-American in 1900, and for the
Pittsburgh Stars--the best pro football team going in 1902--and was considered the best punter of
10 pts: He pitched 3 shutouts in 5 days in the 1905 World Series for the Giants, won 373 games,
and was one of the Hall of Fame's first 5 inductees.
ANSWER: Christy MATHEWSON
2. 15 pts: He pitched for the St. Louis Browns for 3 years, compiling a 6-12 record, a 4.64 ERA,
and gave up 2 of Babe Ruth's 60 home runs in 1927.
10 pts: He is best remembered as the leader of the 1926 Duluth Eskimos, who usually replaced
"Duluth" with his name when they traveled, and who still holds the league record for most points
scored in one game with 40.
A: Ernie NEVERS
Roger Zelazny's First Chronicles of Amber consist of five novels. You will
get five points per
novel, plus a five point bonus for naming them in the correct order.
ANSWER: NINE PRINCES IN AMBER
THE GUNS OF AVALON
SIGN OF THE UNICORN
THE HAND OF OBERON
THE COURT OF CHAOS
Yo! Yo! Yo-yo! Identify these yo-yo tricks from a description FTPE.
1. The base for most other tricks, this trick involves dropping a yo-yo to the end of its tring, and
having it sping around its axis in midair.
2. This trick involves throwing a sleeper, having the yo-yo swing forward parallel to the ground,
then returning to your hand.
ANSWER: WALK THE DOG
3. This trick involves throwing the yo-yo out horizontally, having it sleep there, spin around you,
and return to your hand.
A: AROUND THE WORLD
Name these characters from Law & Order FTPE.
1. The DA for New York County.
ANSWER: Adam SCHIFF
2. With the departure of Dr. Olivet, he is the psychologist that the DA's office now uses to
ANSWER: Emil SKODA
3. John Fiore plays this detective, who often arrives on the scene first and gives the investigating
detectives (often Brisco and Logan in older episodes) an idea of how the victim was killed. He's
also the 27th precinct's gofer and deus ex machina, often delivering key evidence to Logan,
A: Tony PROFACI
Did you have the Right Stuff a decade ago? Were you Hangin' Tough? If so, you
must've been a
Blockhead! FFPE, and a five point bonus for all five, give the first AND last names of all five
members of New Kids On The Block.
A: JORDAN KNIGHT
The NBA not only named its 50 greatest players in 1996, but also its 10
greatest coaches. Name
these great coaches on a 15-5 basis.
1. (15) He's the only person to be named on both lists.
(5) As a coach, he won his only NBA title with the 1978-79 SuperSonics. As of the end of the
1996-97 regular season, his 1070 games won is a league record.
ANSWER: Lenny WILKENS
B. (15) The only member of the Top 10 to play under two Top 10 coaches, he played under Bill
Fitch at the University of North Dakota, and for Red Holzman as a Knick.
(5) A two-time NBA coach of the year in 1996 and 1997, he has five NBA titles to his credit as a
A: Phil JACKSON
Name the production starring Troy McClure for the stated number of
1. FFP, he played the human in the musical adaptaion of this Charlton Heston film.
ANSWER: PLANET OF THE APRES
2. FTP, McClure quotes from this film in his video for Rancho Relaxo. As he told Dolores
Montenegro in it, "Have it your way, baby!"
ANSWER: CALLING ALL QUAKERS
3. F15P, Troy also had a one man show in salute to the great thinkers of the of the 19th century.
What was its one word title?
Asking you to name the members of Monty Python is just too easy for TRASH
we're raising the stakes! Given some non-Python film roles, name the Python member who
played them FTP each.
1. Charlie's chemistry teacher in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
ANSWER: Eric IDLE
2. The prime minister in Whoops Apocalypse, a punctual teacher in Clockwise.
ANSWER: John CLEESE
3. An infamous pirate in Yellowbeard, an insurance salesman in The OddJob.
A: Graham CHAPMAN
Carl Hiassen has a twisted sense of humor and a seemingly endless well of
creativity. He has
yet to write a sequel to any of his novels, although he has recycled a few of the characters, using
them in more than one novel. FTPE, given clues, identify these recurring characters from
Hiassen's zany universe.
1. He once served as the governor of Florida. The constant stone-walling of all of his best
iniatives turned him into a swamp-dwelling, road-kill eating renegade.
2. Once the head of that governor's security detail, this African American state trooper is the only
person who knows his true identity. In _Native Tongue_, he helped facilitate the park's downfall
by just doing his job.
A. Jim TILE
3. He hates GM cars and met his wife while putting her first husband in prison. In Striptease, he
managed to find a south Florida corpse while on vacation in Montana.
A. Al GARCIA
As expected, Americans went 1-2 in ladies figure skating at the 1998
Olympics. Answer these
question on figure skating gold and silver FTPE.
A. At 15, Tara Lipinski is the youngest gold medalist ever in ladies figure skating. Lipinski broke
the record set by this Norwegian, who was 16 when she took the gold in 1928.
ANSWER: Sonja HENIE
B. Lipinski and Michelle Kwan are the first Americans to go 1-2 in Olympic ladies figure skating
since 1956 when, FTPE, which two accomplished the feat?
A: Tenley ALBRIGHT, Carol HEISS
Name the actor or actress from their appearance on Seinfeld FTP, or from
their more regular TV
1. 10 pts: She played Sidra, the woman whose breasts Jerry can't figure as being real or fake.
5 pts: This woman showed her considerable assets, physical and otherwise, playing Lois Lane on
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
ANSWER: Teri HATCHER
2. . 10 pts: She played Marla, the closet-organizing virgin who is eventually deflowered by JFK Jr.
5 pts: You'd know her better as the somewhat psychic physical therapist Daphne Moon on
ANSWER: Jane LEEVES
3. 10 pts: He played the man who was cast as George for the pilot of Jerry and George's sitcom.
5 pts: Currently he plays Ellen's cousin Spence on Ellen.
ANSWER: Jeremy PIVEN
Danny Elfman is hardly the first rock star to try his hand at scoring a
motion picture. For 10 points
each, name the rockers who scored the following films:
1. The Last Temptation of Christ A: Peter GABRIEL
2. Grosse Pointe Blank, Walker A: Joe STRUMMER
3. Jonathan Livingston Seagull A: Neil DIAMOND
FTP each, identify each Cartoon Network from its creator. If you need a
description of the show,
you'll only get five points.
1. 10 pts: Van Partible
5 pts: The main character is a blond Elvis wannabe who chases every girl who doesn't run fast
ANSWER: JOHNNY BRAVO
2. 10 pts: Genndy Tartakovsky (Yes, Genndy - [GENN-dee tar-ta-KOV-skee])
5 pts: Other characters in this cartoon are the main character's sister Didi and a monkey with
super powers named, well, Monkey.
ANSWER: DEXTER'S LABORATORY
3 10 pts: David Feiss [FEESS]
5 pts: If cartoons have a subtext, this one's is filled with bestiality and demons. Frequently
mentioned in the show's promos is the main characters' cousin, Boneless.
A: COW AND CHICKEN
When the top-ranked men's tennis player fell in the early rounds of the
Lipton Championships at
the end of March, it set up an interesting situation. Any of three players could surpass him in the
rankings by winning the tournament.
1. First, F5P, name that former world #1 player.
ANSWER: Pete SAMPRAS
2. F5P, name the Chilean player who did win the tournament to end Sampras' two-year reign as
ANSWER: Marcelo RIOS
3. FTP each name the other two players, a Czech and a Brit, who entered the tournament ranked
#2 and #5, who could have overtaken Sampras at the Lipton.
A: Petr KORDA, Greg RUSEDSKI
(Note: #4 Patrick Rafter missed the Lipton due to injury)
Every now and then you'll see a 90210 castmember on a big screen. Not on Fox,
not on Lifetime,
but on an actual theatre screen. Name these films featuring residents of everyone's favorite ZIP
1. On this 1998 release, Jason Priestley plays -- surprise! a teen heartthrob -- who is pursued by
an older man, played by John Hurt.
ANSWER: LOVE AND DEATH ON LONG ISLAND
2. This 1994 film was to be Hilary Swank's big break, but she dropped back into obscurity before
joining 90210 in 1997. What was Hilary thinking? I mean, like Ralph Macchio is someone whose
footsteps you want to follow.
ANSWER: THE NEXT KARATE KID
3. Hopefully it wasn't the underwhelming success of this 1994 film that made Luke Perry leave for
greener pastures. Perry starred as Lane Frost in this movie, whose title coincides with about how
long it stayed in the theaters.
A: EIGHT SECONDS
Given the comic strip, name the author, ten points each:
1. Shoe ANSWER: Jeff MACNEELY
2. Speed Bump ANSWER: Dave COVERLY
3. Barney Google and Snuffy Smith ANSWER: Fred LASSWELL
30-20-10, identify the artist.
30: The granddaughter of Nobel-Prizewinning physicist Max Born, her first foray into showbiz
came at age 12, when she won a Hayley Mills lookalike contest.
20: She won a Female Country Vocal Grammy in 1974 for her crossover hit, "Let Me Be There,"
the first of her five top 10 country singles.
10: She went pop in 1976, eventually starring in the films Grease, Xanadu, and Two Of A Kind.
A: Olivia NEWTON-JOHN
(Once again, a Phil original)
ID the "possessors" of these things, FTPE. Associations between the answers are an exercise
left up to the players.
1. Regan MacNeil
ANSWER: SATAN or one of his demons (Reader: cut slack)
2. The corpses of over 30 boys underneath and inside the walls of his Des Plaines, Illinois,
ANSWER: John Wayne GACY
3. The Bettmann Archive
ANSWER: Bill GATES