2004 TRASH Regionals
- For ten points each, name these bands with musicians behaving badly.
- Lead singer Wes Scantlin was arrested in February 2004 after
throwing a bottle and spitting at fans during a Toledo, Ohio, concert.
Answer: Puddle of Mudd
- Guitarist Alex Lifeson got into a fight with sheriff's deputies on New Year's Eve 2003 at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida.
- Frontman Brandon Boyd was arrested in October 2004 after trying to board an airplane while carrying a switchblade.
- Identify these card games, for ten points each.
- Although it can be played with a special deck of cards, the
traditional version of this kids game is played with a deck of 51
cards, with one queen removed.
Answer: Old Maid
- Sometimes referred to as Swedish Rummy or Switch, players must
discard their entire hand to win. Other players score penalty points
based based on the cards left in their hands, including 50 points for
the title number.
Answer: Crazy Eights
- Derived from Ruff and Honours and a precursor to Bridge, this game
features four players split into two partnerships. 13 tricks are
played. The side which wins more tricks gets a point.
- Identify these classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters who have found their way into court thanks to Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, for ten points each.
- Scandal hits the Laff-a-lympics as this large character is implicated for using steroids.
Answer: Grape Ape
- Harvey actually wins a case in which he represents a plastic
surgeon who was being sued for screwing up the Botox injections on this
- Harvey has to deal with a staff shakeup while working on a case
involving this character, who arrested for leading the cops on a
Answer: Speed Buggy
- Given pointless action movies, name the director who helmed them, for ten points each.
- Armageddon, The Rock, Bad Boys
Answer: Michael Bay
- Rush Hour 1 and 2, and After the Sunset
Answer: Brett Ratner
- Die Hard, Last Action Hero, Die Hard: With a Vengeance
Answer: John McTiernan
- Brock Lesnar wasn’t the first
person to try and find success in both pro football and pro wrestling.
Name these unique two sport, er, I mean sports-entertainment athletes,
for ten points each.
- A charter member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, this
Canadian-born running back and defensive lineman starred for the
Chicago Bears in the 1930s and 1940s, winning three NFL titles. He also
achieved success as a pro wrestler from 1937-1960.
Answer: Bronislaw "Bronko" Nagurski
- Known as the "Big Cat," this defensive lineman was one of the top
stars of the AFL in the 1960s. Turning full-time to pro wrestling in
1970, he became one of wrestling’s top heels during that decade. He was
inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame in 1995.
Answer: Ernie Ladd
- Currently one of TNA’s top stars as the "Alpha Male," this Ferris
State grad appeared in two Super Bowls as a linebacker for both Buffalo
and New England between 1993 and 1997.
Answer: Monty Brown
- You know you liked them. For ten points each, given lyrics, name the Backstreet Boys song:
- "Even in my heart I see / You're not being true to me / Deep within my soul I feel / Nothing's like it used to be."
Answer: Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)
- "Although loneliness has always been a friend of mine / I'm leaving
my life at your hands / People say I'm crazy and that I am blind /
Risking at all in a glance."
Answer: As Long As You Love Me
- "Ain't nothin' but a heartache / Tell me why / Ain't nothin' but a heartache / Tell me why / I never wanna hear you say."
Answer: I Want It That Way
- Answer these questions about subjects in Sports Illustrated’s 10 worst
radio and television interview moments of all time.
- In December 2003, this Hall of Fame quarterback propositioned this
ESPN sideline reporter during a New York Jets-New England Patriots
game. Five for one, fifteen for both, name both people involved.
Answer: Joe Namath, Suzy Kolber
- In June 1976, this Los Angeles Dodgers manager went ballistic,
going on a 14-obscenity tirade when asked about this Mets slugger’s
three-homer, eight-RBI performance earlier in the day. Five for one,
fifteen for both, name the manager and the slugger.
Answer: Tommy Lasorda, Dave Kingman
- For ten points each, name these efforts from the acting career of Tara Lipinski:
- Lipinski had a recurring role as Marnie Kowalski on this soap opera.
Answer: The Young and the Restless
- Lipinski's appearance in this Cameron Crowe remake of Abre los ojos ended up on the cutting room floor.
Answer: Vanilla Sky
- In a two-parter on this series, Lipinski played Christine, who is
offered a temporary place to stay by Lucy, but who is recognized by
Kevin as a girl once arrested for prostitution.
Answer: 7th Heaven
- For ten points each, name these sections of People magazine.
- TV, movies, music, and books are all reviewed in this section, cousin to TV Guide's Cheers & Jeers.
Answer: Picks & Pans
- This section covers fashion high (and low) lights, makeup and accessory trends, and a "Behind the Seams" column.
- Stalkers and paparazzi can find comfort in this photo-intensive section that captures celebrities' public and private moments.
- For ten points each, name the schools in the news in 2005.
- This southern school will offer a three-credit course on American Idol in 2005. Perhaps Idol runner-up and alum Clay Aiken will teach.
Answer: University of North Carolina-Charlotte or UNC-Charlotte
- Audrey Seiler, a student at this Big 10 school, faked her own
abduction because of problems in her relationship with her boyfriend.
Answer: University of Wisconsin-Madison
- British university student David Vardy, who tried to auction his virginity on eBay, goes to school here.
Answer: Bournemouth University
- Name the documentaries, for ten points each:
- In this 2000 film, two families with deaf children weigh the
decision to get cochlear implants for their kids against preserving
their identity in the deaf community.
Answer: Sound and Fury
- Barbara Kopple follows a 1996 European tour for a New York-based
New Orleans jazz band. Did I mention the clarinetist is Woody Allen?
Answer: Wild Man Blues
- Paul Peņa, the blind composer of Steve Miller's "Jet Airliner,"
travels to Central Asia to compete in a 1995 Tuvan throat-singing
Answer: Genghis Blues
- As America discusses Dubya this
and Kerry that, TRASH wants to know where the candidates stand on TV
appearances. Name these TV series or specials that featured Bush or
Kerry cameos, for ten points each.
- John Kerry appeared on this show in April 1992, in the episode titled "Bar Wars 6: This Time It's For Real."
- IMDB lists Bush as making an uncredited cameo on this CBS series in 2001, in an episode titled "Salvation."
- Bush made an appearance in a 1999 TV documentary about this
legendary college football coach, who led Texas to national
championships in 1963 and 1969, as well as a disputed crown in 1970.
Answer: Darrell Royal
- Time to play America’s favorite new game – the Amazon-dot-com
Knee-Jerk Contrarian Game. Given a negative review of a critically
acclaimed work found on Amazon, name the work being blasted, for ten points each.
- "This book was linked to the murders of John Lennon and Rebecca
Schaeffer. How can this book be around, when so many nutcases use it
for such things?"
Answer: The Catcher in the Rye
- "It was just a bad attempt at a boring story about a newspaper
tycoon. It’s one of the worst movies I’ve ever soon."
Answer: Citizen Kane
- "It would have been a better book if it were renamed Retard on a
Answer: Of Mice and Men
- Identify these soccer video games, for ten points each.
- "Hands On" is the eighth game in this international soccer video game
series with the name that makes no sense to Americans from Konami.
Answer: Winning Eleven
- Since 1996, EA Sports has annually produced a soccer video game
with this title.
Answer: FIFA Soccer
- A video game with this English soccer great's name was released in
2001. Sadly, his musical wife is nowhere to be found in the game.
Answer: David Beckham
- In July 2004, XM Satellite Radio played every song in their vault in a promotion called IT: The History of Pop Music. Trust us, it was a lot of songs. Answer these questions about songs played during the first hour of IT The 80's for ten points each.
- The first 1980's song played during the marathon was
"Forever Mine," a 1980 Top 30 pop hit and the last Top 40 song for this R-and-B group responsible for "Love Train."
Answer: The O’Jays
- This queen of disco was represented by her 1980 Top 10 smash "On the Radio."
Answer: Donna Summer
- Also featured in Hour One was a 1980 Top 15 remake of the Monkees’ "Daydream Believer," as performed by this Canadian.
Answer: Anne Murray
- For ten points each, answer
these questions about what pro hockey players are doing rather than sit
quietly until the NHL lockout ends... if it ever does.
- Peter Forsberg joined many of his Swedish colleagues in returning
home, signing to play with this Elite League power for the season.
- People in suburban Toronto are enjoying the play of this "league,"
whose six teams pay homage to the Original Six, if not actually play in
Answer: Original Stars Hockey League
- Todd Lukowich took a rather unusual turn, going from the Stanley Cup-champion Lightning to the Ft. Worth Brahmas of this league.
Answer: Central Hockey League or CHL
- Given a statement, identify if it holds true for the film Chasing Liberty, First Daughter, both or neither on a 5-10-20-30 basis.
- The President of the United States is a single Dad
- President's daughter attends Redmond University
Answer: First Daughter
- Was directed by Forest Whitaker
Answer: First Daughter
- President's daughter's new romantic interest turns out to be a Secret Service Agent
- Identify these scripted movies and TV shows that featured Paris
Hilton, for ten points each.
- In a 2004 episode of this ABC sitcom, Paris played Ashley, the
tutor of the main character’s son, Max.
Answer: The George Lopez Show
- In this 2003 Val Kilmer film about adult film star John Holmes,
Hilton made a brief appearance as Barbie.
- Hilton played Amber in this 2004 summer comedy starring Kate
Answer: Raising Helen
- Answer these questions about whackees on the fifth season of The Sopranos, for ten points each.
- Many knew the end was near for this Drea de Matteo character partly
because the real actress was ready to become Joey’s sister and partly
because she had become a federal informant.
- Tony Soprano personally whacked cousin Tony Blundetto, who tested
everyone’s patience after being released from prison. Blundetto was
played by this quirky but critically-acclaimed actor.
Answer: Steve Buscemi
- One of Tony B.’s major gaffes was working as a free-agent and
killing this hit man and a prostitute in retaliation for an earlier
killing. Tony B. would have a car run over his foot during the killing.
Answer: Joe Peeps
- Can you speak like Dick Vitale, baby? Name these Dickie V phrases. For ten points each.
- Vitale uses this two-word term to describe a sensational freshman player.
Answer: Diaper Dandy
- A favorite Vitale term, "P-T-P," stands for this.
Answer: Prime Time Player
- Vitale uses this seven-letter word to describe an unselfish player.
- What if Mike Ditka opted to run for the U.S. Senate? Name these
people or companies who may serve on his campaign team, for ten points each.
- Ditka will probably call on a rep from GlaxoSmithKline to serve
on his team, as the company produces this erectile dysfunction drug that
- Ditka would have asked this longtime Dallas Cowboys head coach to
join his team, since he hired Ditka to his first N-F-L coaching job in
1973. Unfortunately, this coach died several years ago.
Answer: Tom Landry
- Played by George Wendt, this man was the head of Saturday Night
Live’s SuperFans, and would serve as Ditka’s campaign manager in a
Answer: Bill Swerski
- It's not uncommon in thrillers
to have main characters working for shadowy agencies, governmental or
not. Given such characters, say who they work for for ten points each.
- Dirk Pitt and Al Giordano in a series by Clive Cussler.
Answer: NUMA or National Underwater Marine Agency
- John Ryan, Jr. in the Tom Clancy crapfest The Teeth of the Tiger.
Answer: Hendley Associates
- Gabriel Allon, in a series by Daniel Silva.