2004 TRASH Regionals
Round 08
Tossups
  1. Events this restaurant chain sponsors include an L-P-G-A Tour event at Eagle's Landing Country Club near Atlanta, the Cheer and Dance Collegiate Championships and college football's Peach Bowl. Originally known as the Dwarf Grill, it was founded by Truett Cathy in Hapeville,Georgia in 1946. Today, it is one of the largest privately-held chains in America, with more than 11-hundred restaurants in 38 states - all of which do not open on Sundays. For ten points, name this popular chain of poultry restaurants.
    Answer: Chick-Fil-A
  2. The name's the same. Born in Charlotte as Joel Hailey, he and his brother Cedric had '90s Top 10 hits with "All My Life" and "Tell Me It's Real." Born with the last name Levesque near Boston, she got her first taste of celebrity appearing on such shows as Kids Say the Darndest Things and America's Most Talented Kids before becoming the youngest solo artist nominated for an MTV Video Music Award. For ten points, give the shared name of the singer who performed with his brother K-Ci after splitting off from Jodeci and the thirteen-year-old teen pop starlet best known for her 2004 hit "Leave (Get Out)".
    Answer: JoJo
  3. In his senior year, he led all college players in receiving, thanks to the innovative offense of coach Jesse Harper and the arm of quarterback Gus Dorais. After college, he took up coaching, becoming a head coach at age 30. He was undefeated in his last year as a coach, despite having to play the entire season on the road, and over 12 years of coaching recorded a career winning percentage of .881 and five undefeated seasons. For ten points, name this coaching legend who died in a plane crash in 1931, famous for exhorting his players to "win one for the Gipper."
    Answer: Knute Rockne
  4. In 1993, it won the Spiel des Jahrs as Germany's Game of the Year. The basic version contains 95 resource cards, split among lumber, ore, grain, wool and brick, as well as 18 Sea and 19 Land tiles. Expand your colony through the building of roads, villages and cities. Players are recent immigrants to the newly populated title island. First player to achieve 10 points wins. For ten points, name this role-playing game of discovery and trade from Mayfair Games.
    Answer: Settlers of Catan
  5. Her TV movie work includes Bridge to Silence, Freak City and Kiss My Act. In 1994, her character on Picket Fences had a baby on the same day she gave birth in real life, which was done 43 years previously by Lucille Ball. The star of Sweet Justice, she earned Emmy nominations for appearances on The Practice and Seinfeld, where she was a ballgirl. For ten points, name this actress who played Joey Lucas on The West Wing and won an Oscar in 1986 at 21 for Children of a Lesser God.
    Answer: Marlee Matlin
  6. Although the fifth in the series was subtitled "The Final Chapter," three sequels followed, including "The Legacy" in 2003. In the 1989 original, Andre Toulon discovers an Egyptian animation spell, gives life to his creations, then kills himself. Fifty years later, psychics come to investigate, unleashing Toulon's creations. For ten points, name this Charles Band mostly straight-to-video franchise, featuring killer dolls such as Jester, Blade, Pinhead, and Leech Woman.
    Answer: Puppet Master
  7. It opened in 1946 under the direction of former Los Angeles vice detective Guy McAfee. Restaurants here include Stefano's, Lillie Langtry's and ZAX, while 24-hour dining can be found at the Carson Street Café. Located at 129 Fremont Street, it was owned by M-G-M Grand from 2000 to 2004, when it was sold to Tim Poster and Tom Breitling's Poster Financial Group, who pledged to bring "old Vegas" back to this hotel. For ten points, name this only Triple-A Four Diamond resort in downtown Las Vegas, the subject of the Fox summer reality series The Casino.
    Answer: Golden Nugget
  8. A cover of this tune on the album Love Among the Ruins was the most successful single of the Mary Ramsey-fronted version of 10,000 Maniacs. The original version of the song was the leadoff track on the 1982 album Avalon. A karaoke version appears as a hidden track on a 2003 soundtrack album. For ten points, name this minor hit by Roxy Music, which Bob sings to Charlotte in Lost in Translation.
    Answer: More Than This
  9. He was the only manager to lead the second incarnation of the Washington Senators to a winning record, going 86-76 in 1969. He made his professional debut in 1936 for the minor league San Diego Padres, batting .271 in 42 games. Three years later, he made his major league debut, hitting 31 homers and driving in 145 runs. The 1946 and 1949 American League Most Valuable Player, he led the American League in on-base percentage 12 times, plus hit for the Triple Crown in 1942 and 1947. For ten points, name this Hall of Famer, known as the Splendid Splinter, and whose frozen carcass is somewhere in Arizona.
    Answer: Ted Williams
  10. A panda walks into a bar. He orders a sandwich. When he's finished with it, he draws a gun and fires twice. The bartender asks the panda why he's acting this way. As he exits, the panda hands him a wildlife manual and tells the bartender to look it up. Upon doing so, the bartender learns that this is normal panda behavior - if you use too many commas. Name, for ten points, the book that gets its name from this story, a best-seller by Lynne Truss.
    Answer: Eats, Shoots & Leaves
  11. Tim McGraw sings "Wherever the Trail May Lead," and KD Lang performs "Little Patch of Heaven." Maggie is new to the Patch of Heaven ranch, and she learns the farm is on the block, she, Mrs. Caloway and Grace team up to catch the rustler Alameda Slim. Voice talent includes Jennifer Tilly, Roseanne, and Judi Dench. For ten points, name this 2004 flop, reportedly the final traditionally-animated film from Walt Disney studios.
    Answer: Home on the Range
  12. In 2001, he narrated four books on tape by author Bruce Hale. A graduate of Bronx Science, he was Lenny Luthor, Lex’s nephew, in Superman IV and the title character in the Ferris Bueller rip-off Morgan Stewart’s Coming Home. He achieved greater success playing Washout in Hot Shots. Several of his TV roles failed to get past the first season, including The Famous Teddy Z, Partners and The Trouble With Normal. For ten points, name this overeager, pouty actor who finally achieved TV fame opposite Charlie Sheen in Two and a Half Men.
    Answer: Jon Cryer
  13. Software engineer Michael Syravong intially claimed that the second part of it was a reference to an automotive part called a "manual inline lift fluctuator." However, after a couple of complaints by Washington State motorists who recognized the acronym, this vanity tag was revoked. For ten points, give the seven-letter personalized license plate acquired by Syravong which used a term popularized by American Pie in a play on an ad campaign touting a certain dairy product.
    Answer: GOTMILF
  14. At this titular place, you’ll find boys who play rock and roll but don’t know how to dance. You’ll also find a girl with crimson nails who has Jesus ‘round her neck. You’ll also find some odd numbering as the singer opens the song by counting, 1, 2, 3, 14. But in the end you find out that it’s a place that singer discovers things he wishes he didn’t know. For ten points, name this place, which is the first single from the album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb by U2.
    Answer: Vertigo
  15. After attending NYU and Columbia, he cowrote songs for Liza Minnelli's 1965 Broadway debut, Flora the Red Menace. His greatest success came with a musical which won eight Tonys in 1967, and won eight Oscars in 1973 as a Bob Fosse film starring Minnelli and Joel Grey. In 2003 he received his second Oscar nomination for the song "I Move On." Passing away on September 11 of this year, for ten points, name this lyricist for musicals such as "Cabaret" and "Chicago," the songwriting partner of John Kander.
    Answer: Fred Ebb
  16. Now a manufacturer, his namesake company features such models as the Victoire, Tete de Course, Zurich, and Buenos Aires. Born in 1961, he was forced to retire in 1994 after being diagnosed with mitochondrial myopathy, a rare muscular disorder. In 1987, one year after his greatest athletic triumph, he was accidentally shot by his brother-in-law on a California hunting trip. But he came back, beating Laurent Fignon by eight seconds to win the 1989 edition, then repeating again in 1990. For ten points, name this cyclist, the first American to win the prestigious Tour de France.
    Answer: Greg LeMond
  17. Cartoon Network should cancel Case Closed, which is poorly drawn, and replace it with Sakura Diaries, Amazing Nurse Nanako or Bubblegum Crisis. There should be one comprehensive Robotech DVD set so we can find out what happens to the little town in the space bubble. Stargate SG-1 is way better without Dr. Daniel Jackson. Nabisco should make Mallomars available all year, not just from fall through spring. The man making these complaints is an angry, but comfortable graphics designer. For ten points, this describes what recurring skit on Late Night With Conan O’Brien?
    Answer: Pierre Bernard’s Recliner of Rage (prompt on partial answer)
  18. The name's the same. One, with its factory in Moberly, Missouri, was founded in 1910 and, in addition to its traditional line, created the stars-and stripes outfit Gary Hall, Jr. wore in Athens. The other, born Erik Schrody, won a Grammy in 1999 for "Put Your Lights On," which he recorded with Santana for the album Supernatural. Name, for ten points, this company noted for its boxing products and the musician who released the album Whitey Ford Sings the Blues after serving as frontman for House of Pain.
    Answer: Everlast
  19. Born in 1936 in Vernon, Texas, he was a college friend of Pat Boone at North Texas State. Boone turned him to pop-oriented song writing, and he recorded his first hit, "Oobie Doobie," in 1956. He then moved to Nashville, where he wrote "Claudette" for the Everly Brothers and recorded 22 Top 40 hits between 1960-1966, including "It’s Over," "Blue Angel" and "Only the Lonely." Lefty in the Traveling Wilburys, this is, for ten points, what late singer-songwriter, responsible for "Oh, Pretty Woman"?
    Answer: Roy Orbison
  20. This film's soundtrack includes a reggae cover of "Baby I Love Your Way," "My Sharona" by The Knack, and "I'm Nuthin" performed by Hey, That's My Bike! Lelaina Pierce tries to get a job in TV journalism, and somehow manages to sell her horrible home-movie footage to an exec at an MTVish network. Featuring early performances by Steve Zahn, Renee Zellweger and Janeane Garofalo, for ten points, name this 1993 film starring and directed by Ben Stiller, which taught us how to hate Ethan Hawke.
    Answer: Reality Bites
  21. The idea for the book came from a comment to the author that a previous book, Built to Last, was useless because it profiled companies that were always highly successful. Seeking to explain growing into high achievement, this book looks at several companies - including Wells Fargo, Walgreens, and Fannie Mae - and seeks out what common factors led to their success. This is the basis of, for ten points, what business book by Jim Collins?
    Answer: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Other Don't