2004 TRASH Regionals
- DVD commentaries are commonplace
now, but not when done "in character." Name these films with such DVD
commentaries, for ten points each.
- This film's commentary features the titular band reminiscing and
complaining that rockumentarist Marty DiBergi made them look stupid.
Answer: This is Spinal Tap
- Screenwriter Earl Mac Rauch comments as "Reno Nevada," who as the
official archivist for the Hong Kong Cavaliers, maintains that the film
is a recreation of actual events.
Answer: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension
- Elvis comments on this film. Elvis as played by Bruce Campbell, that is.
Answer: Bubba Ho-Tep
- For ten points each, name these artists featured on Radio and Records' Top 100 smooth jazz singles of 2003:
- This artist had the #42 song on the list with "Hot and Cool," a far
cry from earlier rockin' hits like 1974's "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo."
Answer: Rick Derringer
- #27 "I'll Be Around" is by this artist better known for the mid-90s album Relish.
Answer: Joan Osborne
- #77 was "Random Act of Love" by this artist, better known for such
80's jazzy tunes as "We're In This Love Together" and the theme from
Answer: Al Jarreau
- Name these 2004 inductees into Canada’s Walk of Fame, for ten points each. Yes,
there is such a thing.
- This Montreal-born hockey player has overcome Hodgkin's Disease and
back problems to score 683 goals and 1018 assists for the Pittsburgh
Answer: Mario Lemieux
- This Toronto native, who was actually born in Germany, is the
long-time lead singer of Steppenwolf, who performed the classic "Born
to Be Wild."
Answer: John Kay
- This film pioneer, born in Montreal, is credited with discovering
such silent film stars as Charlie Chaplin and Gloria Swanson, and
directed and produced the famous Keystone Kops films.
Answer: Mack Sennett
- Since this is an election year, name these games with a political
angle, for ten points each:
- Occasionally called President, in this drinking card game, two is
the most powerful card, followed by Ace down to 3. The object is to
empty your hand. The first to do so is the President, but the last
person gets this name, and is often forced to drink.
- Martin Luther King becoming Nixon’s vice-president and Lincoln’s
impeachment are two of the consequences of timeline paradoxes in this
alternate-history game from Looney Labs.
- In this ColecoVision videogame, you go from state to state
collecting electoral votes. There are no representations of Mondale or
Reagan to be found.
Answer: Campaign ‘84
- Identify these players on Rob Neyer’s list of the 10 greatest major
league baseball catchers of all time, for ten points each.
- This catcher won 10 Gold Gloves in his first 10 seasons in the
majors, and played in 42 postseason games from 1970 to 1976, all with
the Cincinnati Reds.
Answer: Johnny Bench
- Paralyzed in a car crash that prematurely ended his career at age
35, this Brooklyn Dodger backstop won three National League M-V-P
awards between 1951 and 1955.
Answer: Roy Campanella
- Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000, this catcher hit the
game-winning homer in Game Six of the 1975 World Series, and caught for
25 seasons with both the Red Sox and White Sox between 1969 and 1993.
Answer: Carlton Fisk
- Since That '70s Show is
slated to end this year, the cast will have to find new jobs. Identify
some of the cast from their other roles, for ten points each.
- He starred in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! and also had roles in Traffic and Mona Lisa Smile, as well as a funny cameo in Ocean's 11.
Answer: Topher Grace
- She appeared in Krippendorf's Tribe and Santa with Muscles, but her most famous outside role might be as the second voice of Meg Griffin on Family Guy.
Answer: Mila Kunis
- The only actual Wisconsin native in the cast, this veteran actor has appeared in RoboCop, Dead Poets Society, Under Siege 2, and Girl, Interrupted.
Answer: Kurtwood Smith
- Name the feminine hygiene product associated with the following ad
slogans, for ten points each.
- It’s the only brand designed by a woman.
- Ever get that not-so fresh feeling?
Answer: Summer’s Eve
- Protection and discretion that fits in the palm of your hand.
- For ten points each, name these latter albums by Aerosmith:
- The Alicia Silverstone music video trilogy, "Cryin'," "Crazy," and "Amazing," uses songs from this album.
Answer: Get a Grip
- The band's first album released under Columbia's banner, it debuted
at #1 in 1997 and gave us the songs "Pink" and "Falling In Love (Is
Hard on the Knees)."
Answer: Nine Lives
- Aerosmith finally released this long rumored blues album in 2004.
Answer: Honkin' on Bobo
- Started over 700 years ago, the revival of this tournament is featured in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. For ten points each:
- Name that tournament, which features a champion from each of Europe's three greatest magic schools.
Answer: Triwizards Tournament
- Name the two other schools -- one French, one of indeterminate but
likely northern origin -- that compete in the Triwizards Tournament
along with Hogwarts.
Answer: Beauxbatons Academy, Durmstrang Institute
- NASCAR’s Nextel Cup circuit has been good for rookies in 2004. For ten points each, name these NASCAR rookie stars.
- Replacing Bill Elliot as the star for Evernham Racing is this
24-year-old driver of the number-nine Dodge, who won three poles in his
first 10 races of 2004.
Answer: Kasey Kahne (CAIN)
- A former teammate of Allen Iverson’s at Georgetown, this casino
magnate’s son and driver of the number-77 Kodak Dodge won six races on
the Craftsman Truck series in 2003 before moving to Nextel Cup in 2004.
Answer: Brendan Gaughan
- This 21-year-old driver of the number-25 GMAC/Ditech-dot-com Chevy won the Busch Series crown in 2003.
Answer: Brian Vickers
- If there ever were a low point in Ronald Reagan's life, it had to be the movie Bedtime for Bonzo. Answer these questions about this maligned, misunderstood flick, for the stated number of points.
- (5) The title character, Bonzo, is what kind of creature?
- (10) The film was one of the few main supporting roles for Jesse
White, who later achieved fame for portraying this TV advertising icon
for 22 years.
Answer: Maytag Repairman
- (15) Bedtime for Bonzo was directed by this man, who served as executive producer of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson from 1971 until Carson's 1992 retirement.
Answer: Fred De Cordova
- Give the last name of these musical families for fifteen points from lesser members or for ten points from more famous members.
-  Donnie was a member of .38 Special.
 Jonnie joined Lynard Skynard in 1987, ten years after the death of Ronnie.
Answer: Van Zant
-  Charles was a musicologist who helped assemble the Archive of
Folk Songs at the Library of Congress, while his son Mike is a noted
bluegrass artist who co-founded the New Lost City Ramblers.
 Another son Pete is a folk singer whose affiliations include the
Weavers and the sloop Clearwater that sailed up and down the Hudson.
- Dracula, smacula. For ten points each, answer these questions about the real-life Vlad the Impaler:
- Vlad Tepes [TSE-pesh] was given the nickname "Dracula,' meaning son of what mythical creature?
- Vlad ruled what principality later combined with Moldavia and Transylvania to form modern Romania?
- One of Romania's biggest tourist attractions is this castle near Brasov on the Wallachia-Transylvania border where Vlad lived.
Answer: Bran Castle
- Identify these women who have logged time on The Daily Show, for ten points each.
- This diminutive Canadian played the colonial trollop in the
"Continental Skiff Boat Oarsmen for Veracity" parody ad that ran during
the Emmy Awards.
Answer: Samantha Bee
- Her spoof of the soft and fuzzy Barbara Walters interviews turned
into a special of their own. She then went to Hollywood, appearing on
such TV shows as Spin City and Method and Red.
Answer: Beth Littleford
- This comic helped create The Daily Show and later hosted O2Be on the Oxygen network.
Answer: Lizz Winstead
- Carson Palmer was the first
overall pick of the 2003 NFL draft, but never played a down that rookie
season. Name these other first overall picks who never played an NFL
down their rookie year, for ten points each.
- This running back knew winning the Heisman for Auburn in 1985. He
knew being the first overall pick by Tampa Bay in 1986 would be career
suicide. He knew playing baseball for Kansas City was a better option.
Answer: Bo Jackson
- This Penn State running back and 1995 overall number one pick for
Cincinnati tore up his knee in a pre-season game and missed the entire
Answer: Ki-Jana Carter
- This Ohio State linebacker was chosen by Buffalo as the top overall
pick in the 1979 draft. Unhappy with the option of playing in Buffalo,
he spent the next three years playing in the CFL.
Answer: Tom Cousineau
- Introduced last month, it holds
20 gigabytes of music, is black with a bright red scroll wheel, and has
band member signatures laser engraved on the back.
For ten points each:
- This describes the new iPod branded by what rock group?
- In announcing the U2 iPod, Steven Jobs also introduced this 40 gig device for personal snaps.
Answer: iPod Photo
- If your iPod is getting dinged, Jobs further announced a line of
these. First available in six colors, a package of these iPod covers
will run about $30.
Answer: iPod Socks
- For ten points each, name these singers who moved to the other side of the microphone to become producers.
- Ain’t nothing going to hold down this “Break My Stride” singer who produced No Doubt’s breakthrough Tragic Kingdom album.
Answer: Matthew Wilder
- William Shatner convinced this piano ace to produce the recently released Has Been album, a sort of thank you for including him on his Fear of Pop solo effort.
Answer: Ben Folds
- While he’s done some solo work, this former lead singer of The Marvelous 3 produced Avril Lavigne’s hit “My Happy Ending.”
Answer: Butch Walker
- The biggest seller in the comic
book world in 2004 is a DC Comics series about the rape and murder of a
superhero's wife. For ten points each:
- Name this seven-part DC series which has been the talk of the comic book world.
Answer: Identity Crisis
- The rape and murder victim in Identity Crisis is Sue Dibny. Sue is the wife of Ralph Dibny, who comic book lovers know as this member of the Justice League.
Answer: Elongated Man
- This best-selling novelist of The Millionaires and The Zero Game, as well as the co-creator of TV's Jack and Bobby, is one of the writers of Identity Crisis.
Answer: Brad Meltzer
- For ten points each, give the last name of the TV judge played by:
- Harry Anderson on Night Court.
Answer: Harold "Harry" T. Stone
- Ray Walston on Picket Fences.
Answer: Henry Bone
- Dyan Cannon on Ally McBeal.
Answer: Jennifer "Whipper" Cone
- Identify the stuff from clues, for ten points each:
- This 2004 Jared Hess film stars Jon Heder as a moon-boot wearing
Idaho misfit who campaigns to get his friend Pedro elected class
Answer: Napoleon Dynamite
- "Napoleon Dynamite" is the pseudonym for what singer-songwriter on his 1986 album Blood and Chocolate?
Answer: Elvis Costello
- Costello sings "Let's Misbehave" in what 2004 film, a Cole Porter biopic starring Kevin Kline?
- Identify these reasons why Bill Simmons believes 1984 was a very
good year, for ten points each.
- Bill noted that 1984 was great due to the first NBA Slam Dunk
contest, which saw this forward upset Julius Erving to win the contest.
Answer: Larry Nance
- Bill also pines for the video for this Lionel Richie song, which
saw Lionel fall for the blind girl who made the clay bust that looked
absolutely nothing like him.
- This woman resigned as Miss America in 1984 when Penthouse
magazine ran compromising photos of her.
Answer: Vanessa Williams
- Dan Castellaneta is more than just the voice of Homer Simpson. Name these movies featuring Castellaneta, for ten points each.
- Castellaneta played "Male Fan" in this 1996 film featuring Michael Jordan and a bunch of Looney Tunes stars.
Answer: Space Jam
- Dan portrayed Partlow in this 1998 comedic bomb, that brought
together the comedic stylings of Billy Crystal and the freakish nature
of basketball's Gheorghe Muresan.
Answer: My Giant
- Dan was the narrator in this 1993 bomb based on a video game, starring Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo as the title characters.
Answer: Super Mario Brothers