- He consumed 108 slices of French toast in a week to
win a contest with his roommates, and when he goes to the movies, he
applauds every time the film’s title is mentioned by one of the
characters. A former missionary in Madrid, he works for health care
staffing company CompHealth. We first met him on June 2, 2004, where he
unseated Jerry Harvey. In his seventh appearance, he dethroned Tom
Walsh for the show's all-time money record. For ten points, name this
BYU graduate who set the all-time mark for game-show winnings on Jeopardy!
Answer: Ken Jennings
- Before the 2004 Boston Red Sox, they were the last
Big Four franchise to come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a
best-of-seven series, doing so in 1975. Their first coach was Phil
Boyette, who lasted only three months on the job before being replaced
in January 1974. Their third coach was Al Arbour, and he led the squad
to 11 playoff appearances in 12 seasons, including five straight
Stanley Cup finals appearances. For ten points, name this squad, whose
Mike Bossy-led lineup won four straight Stanley Cups from 1980-1983.
Answer: New York Islanders (more on New York)
- In the late ‘90s, they helped form the Muzik Mafia,
a series of Tuesday night sessions at Nashville’s Pub of Love. One of
their first songwriting efforts, “I Pray For You”, became a single for
one half of the duo, and they later wrote “She’s a Butterfly” for
Martina McBride’s Martina album, landing them a record deal. For ten points, name this duo, formed from pieces of luvjOi and Lonestar, whose 2004 album Horse of a Different Color spawned the hit “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy).”
Answer: Big & Rich (also accept Big Kenny and John Rich)
- She played Bette Midler's daughter on the pilot episode of the short-lived CBS sitcom Bette,
but was removed from the cast before the show premiered. Born in New
York in 1986, she dressed as garbage for a 1993 Halloween skit on Late Show with David Letterman. The third Alli Fowler on Another World,
she made her feature film debut in a 1998 Disney remake, where she took
over the parts made famous by Hayley Mills. For ten points, name this
18-year-old seen in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen and Mean Girls.
Answer: Lindsay Lohan
- Its namesake claims fluency in six languages,
including Braille. He also worked on a half-scale replica of the Cutty
Sark and lost two toes while in South Africa. Despite its name, the
namesake calls it a "style of life," and that the only rule is "if it
feels good, do it." An alleged book on this features such titles as
"How to Eat Food That Tastes Good" and "Catching a Greased Pig." Based
solely on enjoying a new steak burger, this is, for ten points, what
fake diet and 2004 Burger King ad campaign?
Answer: Angus Diet
- It was first published in 1978 by Oklahoman Gary
Gabrel, who sold the game to Parker Brothers, its publisher from 1983
to 1993. In the current printing of this game, Winning Moves has
included four “power stones” that can work for either player, but the
roll-up gameboard has been replaced by a standard folding board. One of
Games Magazine’s Hall of Fame games, for ten points, name this
go-moku variant, in which players try to lay five stones in a row or
capture five pairs of their opponent’s stones.
- In 1997, he was the American League’s youngest
player, debuting just after he turned 21. Born in 1976 in Bani,
Dominican Republic, he became his team’s full-time shortstop in 1998,
hitting .233 with 11 homers and 45 RBIs. Between 2000 and 2002, he hit
95 homers and drove in 569 runs, and led the AL in games played in 2001
and 2002. It was also in 2002 when this man was named American League
Most Valuable Player. For ten points, name this shortstop, who moved to
the Baltimore Orioles in 2003 after seven years with Oakland.
Answer: Miguel Tejada
- The name’s the same. Premiering September 5, 2001,
this Al Trautwig-narrated NBC show had three teams of two strangers
blindfolded and airlifted in the Mongolian desert, where they had to
figure out to make their way to the Statue of Liberty and win $200,000.
Premiering in September 2004, this show concerns 48 survivors of a
plane crash who must stay alive on a remote Pacific island. For ten
points, give the common four-letter name for both TV shows.
- The original title for this song was inspired by a
health food restaurant in Canoga Park, California. Gardner Cole and
Peter Rafelson wrote it with Cyndi Lauper in mind and later the
Temptations were approached to perform it. Instead, Peter Leonard and
the eventual singer reworked it with a dance and rock beat to it. While
the song itself was a simple song about unrequited love, the video
featured a kid ogling the lead singer in a nudie booth. For ten points,
identify this 1987 #1 hit by Madonna.
Answer: Open Your Heart
- This film marked the big-screen debut of James Earl Jones, and was based on the Peter George novel Red Alert.
A U.S. general obsessed with the purity of precious bodily fluids
orders a squadron of B-52 bombers to attack the Soviet Union, which
counters by threatening the world with the "Doomsday Device." The U.S.
president, a British military official and the title character -- a
former Nazi bombmaker -- are the only ones who can avert the efforts of
Colonel Jack D. Ripper in, for ten points, what 1964 Stanley Kubrick
Answer: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
- WARNING: YEAR AND TEAM REQUIRED. Leslie Frazier led
the team in interceptions with six, while five players attempted at
least one pass, including punter Maury Buford. In their first game of
the season, they overcame a halftime deficit to beat Tampa Bay, 38-28.
Between Weeks 10 and 12, they beat Detroit, Dallas and Atlanta by a
combined 104-3. Week 13 saw them fall to Miami, 38-24, while week seven
saw the first of four touchdowns scored that season by rookie William
Perry. For ten points, name this legendary NFL team, which won Super
Answer: 1985 Chicago Bears
- On Frasier, Maris Crane's family made its fortune producing them. On Beavis and Butt-Head,
Beavis admitted during a Grim Reaper video that he ate them thinking
they were mints. They're banned in New York and San Francisco because
they're carcinogenic and may trigger asthma attacks. They are commonly
made of pure paradichlorobenzen and saturated with a scenting compound.
Three to four inches in diameter, their life span is 30 to 60 days.
These are, for ten points, what items used to disinfect and deodorize
restroom features, not as appetizers?
Answer: Urinal Cakes or Urinal Wafers
- Twentieth-Century Fox used this copyrighted name for a process developed by Henri Chretien. First used in 1953's The Robe,
the process used special lenses to compress images during filming,
giving 35-millimeter film a projected aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The
industry leader for over a decade, it was gradually replaced by
Panavision. For ten points, name this widescreen film technique, used
in films such as The Bridge on the River Kwai, A Fistful of Dollars, and Rebel Without a Cause.
- It traces its origins to John Collins, who came up
with the idea while drinking with friends at Honolulu's Primo Brewery
in 1978. The first one had
15 competitors, one of whom brought a tent, believing it would take
more than a day to finish. Gordon Haller won that first race, with Lyn
Lemaire being the
first winner in the female division the following year. Notable
champions include six time winners Dave Scott and Mark Allen and
eight-time winner Paula
Newby-Frasier. Name, for ten points, this annual event that combines a
2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike race, and a full marathon.
Answer: Ironman Triathlon (more on Triathlon)
- Son of a Glasgow miner, he came to the US by 1880
and made his first million through a Montana copper mine. Love of money
and travel led him to South Africa, where he founded the Star of the
World mine. Continuing east, the Klondike gold rush and his store and
bank investments made him a billionaire by 1902. Success in the stock
market and in industry saw his fortune grow to three cubic acres of
money by the late 1940s. After building his home and vault on the
former site of Fort Duckberg, he now frets after his fortune and the
frequent theft attempts of the Beagle Boys. This is some of the
original biography of, for ten points, what wealthy Disney quacker?
Answer: Scrooge McDuck
- In forming this band, the lead singer selected the
guitarist "because he looked like Morrissey." Originally named On a
Friday, referring to the only day they could practice, their new name,
taken from the album True Stories, was chosen in time for the EP Drill. Producer Nigel Godrich has been dubbed the "sixth member" of this Brit act, which he first worked with on The Bends, although they first gained note for the 1993 album Pablo Honey. For ten points, name this band which broke through with the slacker hit "Creep."
Answer: Radiohead [True Stories was by the Talking Heads.]
- In 1991 he used $1 million of his own money to found
New York’s National Actors Theater, which pledged to keep the works of
classic playwrights before the public. Born in Oklahoma, he earned his
first Emmy nomination playing teacher Harvey Peskit on Mr. Peepers. Between 1981 and 1983, he played what is believed to be TV’s first gay lead character on Love, Sidney. For ten points, name this actor, who passed away in 2004, best known for playing Felix Unger on the TV version of The Odd Couple.
Answer: Tony Randall
- It looks like a straightforward assignment for the
main character -- escort and babysit the newly paroled child of
privilege Reba Lafferty. But Reba is out of prison less than 24 hours
when one of her old crowd shows up. Reba and the main character team up
to get the goods on the charming Alan Beckwith, but Reba has vengeful
ideas of her own. This describes the plot of, for ten points, what 2004
novel and 18th Kinsey Milhone tale by Sue Grafton.
Answer: R is for Ricochet
- A Jerry Falwell newsletter in 2000 called this
person "errant." In 2004, Alan Keyes labeled her a "selfish hedonist."
After graduating from Colorado College, she got a job as a community
liaison with the Coors Brewing Company, later moving on to work in
politics, serving on the advisory board of the Republican Unity
Coalition, a group aimed at increasing tolerance for gays. For ten
points, name this vice-presidential daughter whose name has come up
several times in the 2004 election.
Answer: Mary Cheney (more on Cheney)
- Eric is the main character’s closest confidant who
is learning the rules of the business. Drama is the main character’s
half-brother, whose acting aspirations have been eclipsed. Turtle is
the least experienced of the group, who’s always up for a good time,
while Ari is the main character’s agent. The main character is Vince
Chase, a hot young actor who brings Eric, Drama and Turtle to Hollywood
to keep him grounded. This describes, for ten points, what HBO series
about young Hollywood, executive produced by Mark Wahlberg?
- The late husband of entertainment critic Pat Collins, he hosted the
prime-time special America Is, celebrating the Statue of Liberty's
centennial. With Hal David, he co-wrote the song "To Love a Child," which
was recorded for charity by Frank Sinatra and accompanied a book of the
same name co-written by Nancy Reagan, and he was Oscar-nominated for the
song "The First Time It Happens." For ten points, name this composer of
"Bein' Green" and "C Is for Cookie" as musical director for Sesame Street.
Answer: Joe Raposo ["The First Time It Happens" was used in The Great