- In 1990, this quarterback was sacked a record seven
times in one game by Derrick Thomas, but still pulled out the win. Also
second all-time in career fumbles, he went undrafted after graduating
from the defunct NAIA school in Wisconsin, Milton College, but remains
in the top ten all-time in touchdown passes. Kansas City, Detroit,
Arizona, Chicago, and Tennessee were among the late career stops for,
for ten points, what QB who spent the '80s taking snaps for the Seattle
Answer: Dave Krieg
- In May 2003, a big-screen version of this popular
video game series was announced as being in development, but no
evidence suggests the film has been made. The third game in the series,
subtitled "High Roller," features 12 drivers in a Vegas-style setting,
while the second game allows multiple passengers and is set in New
York. The 1999 original, set in San Francisco, allows players to take
passengers across the city by any means possible. For ten points, name
this popular video game series about wacky cab drivers.
Answer: Crazy Taxi
- The protagonist is newly-unemployed and his
girlfriend is avoiding him. Unable to pay the bills, he tries to move
in with a friend, but is rebuffed and is forced to skip out of his
apartment without paying the rent. He then goes to a bar, where he
laments his misfortune and drinks heavily. At closing time, badly drunk
and suffering from drymouth, he orders three drinks for the road. For
ten points, this is what story of the house-man blues, originally
recorded by John Lee Hooker and covered by George Thorogood, which gets
its name from the protagonist's drink order?
Answer: One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
- Assuming the object in question is authentic, it is
owned by John Lattimore, former chairman of the urology department at
Columbia, who bought it for $3000 in 1977. According to the memoirs of
a manservant named Ali, he and a priest named Vignali liberated it
shortly after its original owner expired in 1821. Alternately described
as a "shriveled sea-horse," a "mummified tendon," and "one inch long
and resembling a grape," this is some of the history of, for ten
points, what imperial member?
Answer: Napoleon's penis (accept equivalents)
- Opening on V-J Day, sax player Jimmy Doyle romances
singer Francine Evans. They marry, but things soon turn sour. Martin
Scorsese's followup to Taxi Driver, it was largely a critical
and commercial flop, although it did get four Golden Globe nominations.
For ten points, name this 1977 quasi-musical starring Robert DeNiro and
Liza Minnelli, whose theme song is sung by Liza but was later
popularized by Frank Sinatra.
Answer: New York, New York
- In September 2004, they released P'Alante, their first album since their 1999 effort Baila.
Both of this group's members were born in 1948 in Dos Hermanas, a
southern town near Seville. Joining forces at age 14, they recorded 31
albums between 1962 and 1992, but their popularity was restricted to an
older Spanish audience. In late 1992, they met a beautiful woman
flamenco dancing, which led to a song that, by the end of 1993, spent
14 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. For ten points,
name this Spanish-language duo, made up of Romeo Monge and Rafael Ruiz,
responsible for "Macarena."
Answer: Los Del Rio
- Now the site of a namesake apartment complex, it was
located on 55 Sullivan Place. Built for 750-thousand dollars in 1913,
baseball’s first televised game was played here 26 years later. Abe
Stark would offer a free suit to anyone who hit a ball off his
three-by-30 foot sign in the outfield of this site, which was home to
the 1955 World Series champions. Built on the site of the Pigtown
garbage dump, this was, for ten points, what 44-year home of Major
League Baseball’s Brooklyn Dodgers?
Answer: Ebbets Field
- Born in 1761 as Marie Grosholz, she learned the art
that made her famous from her mother's employer, Dr. Philippe Curtius.
In 1780 she became a royal tutor and lived at Versailles, until the
revolution caused her to flee. She landed in Britain in 1803 to tour
the collection she inherited from Curtius, and managed to introduce new
figures during three decades of touring. Landing a permanent home in
London on Baker Street, she exhibited there until her death in 1850.
Such was the life of, for ten points, what woman who is now known
worldwide for her wax museums?
Answer: Madame Tussaud
- Although not a New York Met, he was born Jason Phillips. Later appearing on Up Close, the debut album of Angie Martinez and Mary J. Blige's 1999 effort Mary,
he got his start with the Lox, who gained national exposure in 1997 by
paying tribute to Biggie Smalls with "We'll Always Love Big Poppa." In
1999, he joined the Ruff Ryders, while two years later he released his
first solo effort, Kiss the Game Goodbye. For ten points, name this rapper, whose second solo effort, released in 2004, features the anti-Dubya rant Why?
- He has ownership stakes in two Maryland radio
stations -- WNUV in Annapolis and WTTR-AM in Westminster. Born in
Chicago in 1946, he worked an 18-month stint as morning host for Armed
Forces Radio in Saigon during the Vietnam War. Between 1971 and 1981,
he worked as a weatherman in Nashville and Los Angeles. The Buffalo
Anchor in Airplane 2, he took his current job in 1981,
replacing Chuck Woolery. For ten points, name this political-looking
game show host, who has hosted Wheel of Fortune in some form for 22 years.
Answer: Pat Sajak
- It takes its name from a satirical obituary in the August 30, 1882 edition of The Sporting Times.
While the obituary said the item it is named for was going to
Australia, the trophy for winning it has only been there once - in 1988
for the Aussie bicentennial. Winners actually get a Waterford replica
of the urn, though without the burned remnants of a bail. Name, for ten
points, this cricket competition between Australia and England, named
for the theorized cremated remains of the 1882 English team.
Answer: The Ashes
- He is scheduled to direct a big-screen King Tut movie as early as next year, as well as the sex-slave drama The Girls Next Door.
Born in 1955, he is the co-founder, with Dean Devlin, of Centropolis
Entertainment. His first English-language directed effort, Ghost Chase, was released in 1988. Early mainstream work for this director included the original Universal Soldier and Stargate. For ten points, name this German-born director of such loud summer popcorn fare as Independence Day, 1998's Godzilla, and The Day After Tomorrow.
Answer: Roland Emmerich
- He graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1994 with a degree in journalism and was the arts critic for the Akron Beacon Journal. He’s currently working on the book Killing Yourself to Live, an extension of one of his articles from Spin magazine. His most recent book tackled the significance of Saved by the Bell and The Real World, while his first book traced a musical legacy from his home state. For ten points, name this pop-culture author of Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs and Fargo Rock City.
Answer: Chuck Klosterman
- His official Web site is located at cutitout.net, a catchphrase he used hosting the comedy show Out of Control on Nickelodeon in the early '80s. Other kids work included providing the voices of Animal and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew on Muppet Babies, and Peter Venkman for The Real Ghostbusters.
These works make it sound odder that he's the alleged target of Alanis
Morrissette's hit "You Oughta Know." For ten points, name this current Surreal Life housemate who played Joey Gladstone on Full House.
Answer: Dave Coulier
- In this variation of a popular game, you get to
tackle such issues as toe jam, humongous fungus, heartburn, chest cold,
onion breath, slugs and grubs, frog in throat, ear wax, pixie bites,
green thumb and pain in the donkey. For ten points, name this game that
replaces Cavity Sam with a certain animated ogre.
Answer: Operation: Shrek edition (accept any variation that includes Operation AND Shrek)
- This Otterbein alum's lesser-known credits include Martis on Star Trek: Voyager, a receptionist on Curb Your Enthusiasm, a socialite mother in Starsky and Hutch and Simone Flosser on Sister, Sister. Married to actor Adam Paul, she can be seen in ads for Expedia, GEICO and Avis. She also replaced fellow Daily Show correspondent Mo Rocca as host of The Smoking Gun on TV. For ten points, name this blonde, bespectacled smartass featured on VH1's I Love the 90s and Best Week Ever.
Answer: Rachael Harris
- Born in 1965 in Galesburg, Illinois, he was a
three-time All-American at the University of Oklahoma. A member of what
is now the Nationwide Tour in 1991, he moved to the Far East a year
later, winning the 1992 Asian Tour Order of Merit. An 11-year veteran
of the Japan P-G-A Tour, he won six tournaments in Japan, including
four in 2003. Earning his P-G-A Tour card in his eighth attempt in late
2003, he earned a two-year exemption in 2004 by winning the Honda
Classic. For ten points name this journeyman golfer, who beat Ernie Els
in a four-hole playoff to win the 2004 British Open.
Answer: Todd Hamilton
- Key players include free-lance consultant Ray
Rogers, who promises national media attention; Lewis Anderson, a
negotiator sent by the international; and Jim Guyette, the
non-compromising head of union P-9. This 1991 Oscar winner was directed
by Barbara Kopple and concerns 1984 events in Austin, Minnesota. For
ten points, name this documentary covering a strike by the meat-packers
union at a Hormel plant.
Answer: American Dream
- It was the creation of German-born Mike Keith, who invented the
drink in 1938 to protect Coca-Cola’s interests in Nazi-occupied countries.
Early versions contained apple fiber and whey, and were mainly used to
flavor soups and stews. It was a European-only beverage until 1960,
when Coke began bottling a U.S. version. Most popular in Brazil, Italy and
Japan, the brand was expanded in 2001 with the introduction of
strawberry, grape and pineapple flavors. For ten points, name this soft drink.
- He received a Tony nomination in the 1986 revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and played Sky Masterson in the 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls. Born in 1955 in Armonk, New York, he made his film debut as a pop singer in 1980s The Idolmaker. 1989 saw his breakthrough role as John Millaney in Sex, Lies and Videotape. Later roles included Stormy Weathers in Short Cuts and Buddy Kane in American Beauty. For ten points, name this actor, now making waves as Sandy Cohen in Fox’s The O.C..
Answer: Peter Gallagher
- Anne Heche read the audio version of this 1999 work,
which was re-released in 2004. Among the secondary characters are Pepsi
Robichaud; Quilla Anderson, the protagonist’s mother; and brother Pete,
who’s tormented at Sanford Middle School. The story centers on a
nine-year-old facing a world of terror while getting lost along the
Appalachian Trail, but finds comfort with her Walkman and thoughts
about a certain athlete. Released as a pop-up book in 2004, this is,
for ten points, what Stephen King book about Trisha McFarland and a
former member of the Red Sox.
Answer: The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon