- Last name is the same, well sorta. Without a closing "e", Crystal is an accomplished soap opera actress with starring roles on Santa Barbara, Days of Our Lives, One Life to Live and Guiding Light. With a closing "e," Joe is a director and producer of CSI: Miami, while Ryan was the CTU chief who was executed in season three of 24. For ten points, give this shared last name most associated with this You’ve Got Mail actor whose portrayal of a blind black Klansman helped net him a $50 million deal with Comedy Central.
- In a 2003 issue of Organic Style magazine,
this singer admitted that she buys size 32A bras from the Sears girls
department. Although she studied drama at Grambling State, she got her
break in music, getting a contract after opening for D'Angelo at a
Dallas show. She wrote all but one song on her debut album, which
peaked at #2 on the Billboard charts in 1994. Her follow-up, Mama's Gun,
included the song "Bag Lady." For ten points, name this singer known
for tracks such as "On and On" and "Tyrone" as well as for her African
Answer: Erykah Badu or Erica Wright
- Nintendo apologized for sending a cease-and-desist letter because the profile of member RuneLaterus listed Zelda and Metroid as favorite games, but not before Penny Arcade
ridiculed the controversy with a strip set in Nintendo's Porn Division.
Founded in Portland in 2001 by a duo named Missy and Sean, also known
as Spooky, its interests include music, tatoos, and piercings. For ten
points, name this porn website focusing on punk rock girls.
- This feat was first verifiably accomplished with the
aid of Chris Brasher and Chris Chataway and was soon followed by
Australian John Landy's better effort at the same Iffley Road location.
First done by a medical student competing against his old university,
it was once believed to be a physical impossibility. For ten points,
name this athletic milestone passed in 1954 by Roger Bannister.
Answer: four minute mile (accept running the mile in under four minutes or equivalents) [Bannister's time was 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds.]
- Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in 1933, she shared
1957's Most Promising Newcomer Golden Globe with Caroll Baker and
Natalie Wood. That was for her breakout role as Jerri Jordan in The
Girl Can't Help It. She followed that with an acclaimed role in Will
Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, but thereafter she remained in Marilyn
Monroe's shadow, getting only minor parts until her death in a 1967 car
accident. For ten points, name this blonde bombshell of the fifties and
sixties, the mother of Mariska (Mar-EES-sha) Hargitay.
Answer: Jayne Mansfield
- Published by Groove Games and ARUSH, it features two
different game modes, campaign and empire. In campaign, you must
complete 12 missions over 50 years to build your business from a simple
magazine to a powerhouse. Build that empire by staging photo shoots,
holding parties at the famous grotto, and schmooze with enough
celebrities to keep your magazine strong. For ten points, name this
2004 simulation/R-P-G, where you play Hugh Hefner.
Answer: Playboy: The Mansion
- The music video features Corin Nemec in drag helping
the singers catch a serial-killer, yet some were disturbed by the
pro-lynching slant of lyrics such as “Take all the rope in Texas, Find
a tall oak tree, round up all of them bad boys, Hang them high in the
street for all the people to see.” The winner of 2004 CMT Flameworthy
awards for Director and Collaborative Video of the Year, this is, for
ten points, what Toby Keith-Willie Nelson effort about raising up
glasses against evil forces and promoting equine alcoholism?
Answer: Beer For My Horses
- It was founded in 1998 by Neil Clark Warren, a former private
counselor, researcher, and public speaker. Its "dimensions of
compatibility" are separated into four categories -- character and
constitution, personality, emotional makeup and skills, and family and
values. When a possible match is made, the two subjects go through four
rounds of communication before talking to each other. For ten points, name this
Internet dating site known for its 29 dimensions of compatibility and
- Her class schedule includes second-period AP
Chemistry, third-period World History, fifth-period trig, sixth-period
AP English and a journalism class taught by Mallory Dent. Her few
friends at Neptune High include newbie Wallace and biker dude Weevil.
She was shunned by former boyfriend Duncan Kane and the popular crowd
after her dad bungled the investigation of the death of her best
friend, and Duncan’s sister, Lilly. Now helping her dad as a P.I., this
is for ten points, the story of what titular UPN heroine?
Answer: Veronica Mars
- In 2002, she played Janis Joplin in the off-Broadway musical Love, Janis, 17 years after her turn as Monica the mud-wrestling sorority girl in Mugsy’s Girls. The performer of the last song on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand,
this former back-up singer for Leonard Cohen had hits with the Michael
Bolton-written "I Found Someone" and "How Am I Supposed to Live without
You" before they were respectively recorded by Cher and Bolton himself,
while she hit the Top 10 with "Solitaire" and "Self-Control." For ten
points, name this "Gloria" singer who died in 2004.
Answer: Laura Branigan
- The name's the same, first and last required. With
the middle name of Edward, this Georgia native gained widespread
recognition in the 1950s and 1960s as the strongest man in the world.
With the middle names William and Scott, this British writer/director
helmed the movies Event Horizon, Mortal Kombat and 2004's Alien Versus Predator.
With the middle name Thomas, this director and former boyfriend of
Fiona Apple wrote and directed the critically acclaimed films Magnolia and Boogie Nights. For ten points give the common first and last name.
Answer: Paul Anderson
- This league claims it will have 35 teams for its
upcoming season, including the Texas Tycoons, Reigning Knights of
Georgia, Pittsburgh Hardhats and Boston Frenzy. The 2003-2004 season
saw the Long Beach Jam upend the defending champion Kansas City Knights
in the final. In its original incarnation, the Pittsburgh Pipers won
the first league championship in 1968, while the New York Nets won two
crowns during its original nine-year run. For ten points, name this
hoops league, whose efforts at a revival will likely pale to the 70s
Answer: American Basketball Association or ABA
- Tom Sullivan is a Princeton senior whose father
sacrificed his life to decipher the secret of a rare Renaissance text.
Tom's friend, Paul Harris, is on the verge of cracking it himself, and
a bloody weekend on campus forces Tom into the text's vortex. The two
see the text as a bizarre, coded mathematical maze, and knowing the
secret could lead to their deaths. This basically describes, for ten
points, what DaVinci Code-esque 2004 best-seller by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason?
Answer: The Rule of Four
- His acting roles are mostly as doctors, playing Dr. Brezzel on two episodes of Alias, Dr. Wimmer in Jason X, and the OB/GYN in The Fly. After the short films Stereo and Crimes of the Future, he made They Came From Within,
about sexual parasites. Thus began his theme of technology changing
human biology, usually for the worse. For ten points, name this
Canadian director of Rabid, The Brood, Scanners, and Videodrome.
Answer: David Cronenberg
- He has been chosen by a record eight Pro Football
Hall of Fame inductees to present them at their induction ceremonies. A
1950 English graduate at Syracuse, he was the first offensive end coach
in Los Angeles Chargers history. In 1963, he became the youngest man in
pro football history to serve as both head coach and general manager,
and in 1966 he became AFL commissioner. After the merger, he became
owner and CEO of his franchise, positions he still holds today. For ten
points, name this "Prince of Darkness" and Hall of Fame jogging-suit
wearing owner of the Oakland Raiders.
Answer: Al Davis
- He played Mark in 2003's Old School, and appeared as a male nurse in a 1999 episode of The Bold and the Beautiful.
Born in 1962 in Hastings, Minnesota, he played college basketball at
Montana State University. After working as a sports anchor in Monterey,
California, he was discovered by ESPN, where he worked on SportsCenter from 1993-1997. Two seasons on Comedy Central’s Daily Show followed. For ten points, name this blonde pretty boy, who left CBS’s Late Late Show after five years in 2004.
Answer: Craig Kilborn
- The clean version of this album also removes the
track "Black Chick, White Guy" in addition to profanity. The EP version
of "I Am the Bullgod" is a hidden track, while "Wasting Time: and "Only
God Knows Why" hit the charts. The album's sale rose with the music
video for the second single, "Bawitdaba," and the follow-up, "Cowboy."
For ten points, name this major label debut for Kid Rock, whose title
invokes a James Dean movie.
Answer: Devil Without a Cause
- Bought in 1996, it is an eight-acre island between
Tortola and St. Thomas in the British Virgin Islands. Its bid for
membership in the U.N. was turned down, but the company that owns it
recently offered to pay Los Angeles to have the name of this location
displayed beneath the Hollywood sign. For ten points, name this
marketing tool, where the national anthem is presumably "Tequila."
- WARNING: FIVE ANSWERS REQUIRED. One element of this
answer is repeated. Two actors deliver these principles: Hank Azaria,
in a grainy instructional video; and Rip Torn, playing the modern-day
Patches O'Houlihan. For ten points, give the five D's of Dodgeball.
Answer: Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, Dodge
- This company was founded in 1934 by Tadao Yoshida, and now consists
of 84 affiliated companies in 47 countries with 222 plants and offices.
Its main American factory in Macon, Georgia, produces seven million of
its best product day, with more than 15-hundred styles in more than 427
standard colors. The same factory produces and dyes the yarn woven into
the fabric portion of the item, as well as the machines that make them.
For ten points, check your fly and give the three-letter name for this huge
company that makes zippers.
- This book, released in January 2004, is an expanded version of a novella which appeared in Robert Silverberg's anthology Legends.
For three days, battle has raged around the city of Tar Valon. In the
White Tower, two young Accepted attend the Amyrlin Seat and her Keeper
as they await the outcome. By chance, the two are on duty when the
Keeper mentions the rebirth of the Dragon, which is the only hope to
beat the Dark One. This describes, for ten points, what 2004 prequel to
Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series.
Answer: New Spring