- His mother fears he'll become "a little gay lounge singer."
album, a Gerswin-esque collection of songs about the boys who've
heart may prove her wrong. His other work this year includes singing
about New Year's Eve in a Gap commercial, performing on an album, The
McGarrigle Hour, with his mother and aunt, and gracing the cover of
Out Magazine.for ten points, name this Canadian pop singer whose father had a hit
in 1973 with ³Dead Skunk²
Answer: RUFUS WAINRIGHT
- WARNING: TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED. Computer hackers have many "religious wars,"
especially in the UNIX world. Few have reached such epic proportions as the
battle between these two text editors. One is a standard text editor provided
with most UNIX systems, the other a production of the Boston-based Free Software
Foundation. For ten points, name these two programs, whose features were once summarized
thusly: "One is powerful, fast and small, and the other is powerful, fast and
Answer: GNU EMACS and VI (pronounced: v-i)
- The main character of his novel Thank You For Smoking was a tobacco
lobbyist who, in response to a direct attack on national television talk show,
simply asked the show's host if he could smoke on stage. His newest book is
Little Green Men, a story about a Beltway bandit being abducted by aliens. For ten points, name this man, who is finally getting out of his father's shadow, while
still carrying on the family business as satirist and conservative.
Answer: CHRIS BUCKLEY (more info on BUCKLEY -- yes, the dad is William F.)
- With second place finishes in individual events by Stephanie Eim and
Thomas Peng, and balanced scoring in each of the five weapons, this
school became the first in the 55 year history of NCAA fencing to win
straight national titles. For ten points, name the Big 10 school which accomplished
this feat, one of whose buildings you are currently in.
Answer: PENN STATE
- (AUDIO) Two Answers Required for this Audio tossup. For ten points, name that
tune AND the artist.
Answer: CONSULT AUDIO CUESHEET
- She appeared in episodes of Growing Pains and Family Ties, and gained
her first starring role in 704 Hauser Street. Her first prominent movie
role was as a legal assistant in Primal Fear, but she broke through in
1997 with roles as a political consultant in Primary Colors and as Jim
Carrey's ex-wife in Liar, Liar. For ten points name this actress, currently seen as
Ben Affleck's fiance in Forces of Nature and as Lisa Miller on NewsRadio.
Answer: Maura TIERNEY
- Guitarist Ron Strykert and singer Colin Hay, both students
at La Troube University in Melbourne, met at a band audition and
12-string acoustic guitars. A few months later, they formed a group
keyboardist Greg Ham, drummer Jerry Speiser, and bassist John Rees. Winners of the 1982 Best New Artist Grammy, they broke up three years
later after the release of their third album, Two Hearts. For ten points name
quintet, responsible for Aussie-mania with such songs as Who Can It
Now? and Down Under.
Answer: MEN AT WORK
- On January 10, 1997, burglars made off with some $12-15 million of her
jewels, all uninsured. Shortly thereafter, this auto-industry heiress issued a $1 million reward. But when Georgia jewellers Randy Jones and Shawn Slep helped
recover nearly 121 pieces of the heist, they received no money. For ten points, ID the
woman, who claims to be withholding payment because the alleged burglars were
never convicted of the crime.
Answer: Kathleen FORD
- Born Erik Schrody, he named his solo debut after a Hall-of-Fame
Yankee pitcher because it was a ³peckerwood name...I¹ve always
embraced my whiteness and that just says it all.² Previously he
embraced his whiteness on the caucasian rap classic, ³Jump
Around.² for ten points, name this former leader of House of Pain whose CD,
Whitey Ford Sings The Blues, contains the hit ³What It¹s Like.²
- Movie and restaurant reviews are provided by Mort and Sylvia
Drescher, parent's of The Nanny's Fran. Hair stylist David Evangelista
often gives hair care tips. The host shoots Koosh balls into the
audience, while house band John McD and the McDLTs provide music. You'll
find all of this on, for ten points, what daytime talker hosted by a former host of
the Tony Awards?
Answer: The ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW
- In the 1965 NCAA third-place game against Wichita State, he scored a
Final Four record 58 points, making a record 22 field goals in the
process. The 1965 Sullivan Award winner, he captained the gold-medal
winning U.S. Basketball team at the Tokyo Olympics. His basketball books
include 1976's Life on the Run, about his decade with the Knicks, amd
1998's Values of the Game, a series of essays on basketball and life. For ten points
name this three-time All-American and Rhodes scholar from Princeton.
Answer: Bill BRADLEY
- Vic Morrow, Burl Ives, Robert Reed, Yaphet Kotto, Richard Roundtree,
Leslie Uggams, Scatman Crothers, Lloyd Bridges, Todd Bridges, Lorne
Greene, Sandy Duncan, George Hamilton, Gary Collins, Lou Gossett Jr., Ed
Asner, and in the main role both John Amos and Levar Burton. For ten points all
this actors appeared in what famous 1978 TV production, the first and
- The slavery plotline has been dropped in favor of a romance between
an inexplicably blue-eyed servant girl and a prince. Christiane Noll
replaces Miranda Richardson as Anna's voice for songs, just as Marni
Nixon did for Deborah Kerr in the original. For ten points name this movie, remade
in animated form recently, which tells of an English teacher, a Siamese
monarch, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
Answer: The KING AND I
- State Street Grounds from 1876-77. Lakefront Park from 1878-84. West
Side Park from 1885-91, then Brotherhood Park from 1891-93, the only home
in which this team did not win a pennant. They played at the
West Side Grounds from 1893 to 1915, then moved to its current location
when the Whales of the Federal League moved out. For ten points name this baseball
team which began playing home night games 11 years ago.
Answer: CHICAGO CUBS
- This actress has made a lot of life changes the last few weeks. She
recently lifted the restraining order against her former husband, which
will allow him to visit the 2 sons he fathered with her. She also decided
to continue to use his surname, for the kids' sake. The crowning personal
decision, however, was her undergoing surgery to remove her breast
implants so she could return her body to its "natural" state. For ten points, name
the woman whose artificial state was well displayed in movies like Barb
Wire and countless Playboy pictorials.
Answer: PAMela Anderson LEE
- In 1998, this man finished 4th in voting as FIfor A pointslayer of the Year. Not bad for a player who debuted in England's Premier League just a year
earlier, in 1997 against Wimbledon, where he scored a goal. Born December
14th, 1979, the son of a former Everton player, he is the youngest person
in English soccer history to play and score a goal for England in the
World Cup. For ten points name this 19-year-old soccer prodigy, star of Liverpool
and the most popular soccer player in England, according to a BBC poll.
Answer: Michael OWEN
- This group first formed in Olympia, WA, as a side project for
Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein, the guitarists from Heavens to
Betsy and Excuse 17. Hooking up with drummer Janet Weiss in 1997, they
released Dig Me Out, which reached the top 10 in the Village Voice¹s
annual Pazz & Jop critics poll. For ten points name this riot grrrl band, named
for a local freeway offramp, whose latest album is The Hot Rock.
- WARNING: TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED. Their Saturday-morning cartoon show also
featured Rafiki the Baboon, Ned the Elephant and Speedy the Snail. Detractors
may deride them as a bestial Terence and Philip, a warthog and meerkat who
officially introduced flatulence to the big screen as Disney-style
entertainment. For ten points, name the two creatures who drummed "Hakuna Matata" into
millions of young minds, supporting characters in Disney's Lion King
Answer: TIMON and PUMBAA
- He is the oldest first-time winner in Masters history, winning at
age 41 years, three months, and 29 days. The 1979 U-S Amateur champion,
this Long Beach State graduate was named PGA Rookie of the Year two years
later, and won his first of five Pebble Beach Pro-Am titles in 1985. Of
his 16 PGA Tour titles, two are majors, both coming in 1998. For ten points name
this golfer and neighbor of Tiger Woods, who won both the Masters and
British Open crowns in 1998.
Answer: Mark O'MEARA
- He ends up paying off his alimony at the end of the second movie by
signing off a ramshackle old mansion to his ex-wife. His research
assistant, Larry, is played by Geena Davis, and he has managed to foil
Alan Stanwyck's plans to kill him, slept with Mrs. Stanwyck, and expose
the LAPD's involvement with the beach drug trade. For ten points name this
chracter, returning to the screen this winter, once again to be played
by Chevy Chase.
Answer: Irwin R. FLETCHer
- A battle with Crohn's disease, as well as an early injury that
partly paralyzed one arm, made this player's NHL dreams seem impossible. He persisted, playing for the Moose Jaw Warriors for three years before
finally being drafted 166th overall in 1987--well behind Joe Sakic whom
he'd tied for first in WHL scoring that year with 160 points. In
February 1999, he set the all-time team record for career points, passing
Al MacInnis, but was soon traded for Wade Belak, Rene Corbet, and future
considerations. For ten points name this 5-foot-6 inch winger, who's the all-time
leading scorer in Calgary Flames history.
Answer: Theoren "Theo" FLEURY