2004 TRASH Regionals
- For ten points each, name these bands which found the year 2000 a good time to break up.
- With a little help from Melrose Place, this alt-rock first became known for the song "Here and Now."
Answer: Letters to Cleo
- In 2004, this former band's leader used his blog to blame the 2000 dissolution on guitarist James Iha.
Answer: Smashing Pumpkins
- After this Scottish '80s act broke up in 2000, lead singer Stuart
Adamson founded the Raphaels but died under mysterious circumstances
the following year.
Answer: Big Country
- For the stated number of points, name the drug that kills - but not on purpose.
- For five points, this Merck anti-inflammatory aimed mostly at
arthritis sufferers was recalled in September when studies shows its
use led to higher stroke and heart attack rates.
- For ten points, late last month a consumer group noted that 29
people who took this AstraZenica cholestorol drug suffered kidney
damage, a rate 75 times higher than the average for similar statin
drugs. The FDA, while agreeing with its maker that the drug is
safe, is keeping an eye out for future reports.
- For fifteen points, this Bayer statin drug was pulled from the
market in 2001 when it was linked to a high number of cases of the
damaging disease rhabdomyolysis.
- For ten points each, name these John Feinstein books:
- This work concerns Tom Watson associate, Bruce Edwards, who died in 2004 after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease
Answer: A Caddy for Life: The Bruce Edwards Story
- This book follows Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosier in 1985 and '86.
Answer: A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana
- This book focuses on the players of the 96th Army-Navy football game.
Answer: A Civil War: Army Vs. Navy a Year Inside College Football's Purest Rivalry
- John Leguizamo has made some interesting choices in movies. Identify some of them, for ten points each.
- In 2001, Leguizamo played the eccentric artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, a role requiring him to sing.
Answer: Moulin Rouge
- This 1997 comedy disaster, based on the short story "The Most
Dangerous Game", starred Leguizamo as a South Florida man being chased
by the Scottish mob, who is paid $50,000 to allow Jeffrey Jones to hunt
Answer: The Pest
- Leguizamo played Chi-Chi Rodriguez, one of three drag queens stuck
in rural America in this 1995 comedy with Patrick Swayze and Wesley
Answer: To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar
- Given a description, identify the characters from Cartoon Network's Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, for ten points each.
- This much-put-upon 20-something granddaughter of Mrs. Foster seems to do a heavy share of the work in the house.
Answer: Frances Foster (also accept Frankie)
- This dim but sadistic older brother of Mac is responsible for Mac's having to bring Bloo to Foster's in the first place.
- This pedigreed and vaguely Cubist imaginary friend hates most of
the other friends at Foster's. She has worked with Terrence in an
attempt to destroy Bloo with a giant Pac-Man robot in retaliation for
Bloo's upstaging her.
- Prove Larry Bird wrong and name these caucasian American NBA stars, for ten points each.
- A high school basketball teammate of Randy Moss, this Memphis point
guard averaged 11 points and seven assists a game during the 2003-2004
Answer: Jason Williams
- He left Georgia Tech in 1998 as the school’s all-time leading
scorer. He has averaged 17 points and more than seven rebounds a game
the last two seasons with the Utah Jazz.
Answer: Matt Harpring
- A member of the U.S. team at the 1998 World Basketball
Championships, this seven-footer averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds a
game last season for Sacramento.
Answer: Brad Miller
- It’s not just about Rick James, bitch. Identify these other musicians featured on Chappelle’s Show, for ten points each.
- To prove white people can dance … to electric guitar, Dave surprisingly employed this light rocker to get people to groove.
Answer: John Mayer
- This rapper tried his best to get rid of Dave, who was on the phone, by saying he was having back surgery without anesthesia.
Answer: Big Boi
- This master of crunk got mainstream attention thanks to Dave’s wacked out impression. What? OK! Yeah!
Answer: Lil Jon
- For ten points each, given lyrics, name the song by the Carpenters:
- "Sharing horizons that are new to us. / Watching the signs along
the way. / Talking it over just the two of us. / Working together day
Answer: We've Only Just Begun
- "Such a feeling's coming over me. / There is wonder in most
everything I see. / Not a cloud in the sky. Got the sun in my eyes /
And I won't be surprised if it's a dream."
Answer: Top of the World
- "No one in the world / Ever had a love as sweet as my love / For nowhere in the world /
Could there be a boy as true as you, love."
Answer: Hurting Each Other
- 40-30-20-10, name the food item.
-  You eat it.
- [30} A museum devoted to this is
located in LeRoy, New York, where it was created. You'll likely see
some of its early ads, which featured artwork by Norman Rockwell and
-  It's the official state snack of Utah.
-  While Jack Benny was its first
official spokesman, Bill Cosby is best know today for hawking its
products, such as the Pudding Pop.
- For ten points each, identify the following about the most lopsided sport not involving the Arizona Cardinals, bullfighting.
- The more expensive seating areas in a plaza de toros are known by
this name, Spanish for "shade," because the spectators are not looking
into the sun.
- The matador only appears in the first and third tercios of a
bullfight. The second tercio features these lance-wielding
bullfighters, who jab the bull in the neck, weakening it.
Answer: picadores (prompt on toreros. Do not accept "toreador".)
- Even the losers get lucky sometimes, and this applies to bulls as
well as the Arizona Cardinals. On August 28, 1947, a Miura bull killed
this man, born Manuel Rodriguez Sanchez, considered by many to be the
greatest bullfighter in history.
- Identify these Ronald Reagan movies, for ten points each.
- Reagan's final film, and the only one where he plays a villain,
this 1964 movie, based on a Hemingway short story, is about two hitmen
who shake up a diner while searching for their prey.
Answer: The Killers
- Reagan received his best reviews in this 1942 drama about five
young adults in an apparently ideal small town. Reagan's character
loses his legs in this film.
Answer: Kings Row
- Reagan played General George Custer in this 1940 biopic on the
pre-Civil War years of Jeb Stuart, which starred Errol Flynn as Stuart.
Answer: Santa Fe Trail
- For ten points each, name the streets where you much of these TV shows take place.
- The Simpsons, more specifically the home of Our Favorite Family.
Answer: Evergreen Terrace
- Desperate Housewives
Answer: Wisteria Lane
- The Munsters
Answer: Mockingbird Lane
- What with Halloween just passed, answer these questions on scary books for ten points each.
- Wizard and Glass and Song of Susannah are both books in what series by Steven King?
Answer: The Dark Tower
- Incubus Dreams is the latest novel by Laurell K. Hamilton to feature this non-Buffy vampire hunter.
Answer: Anita Blake
- In the Night Room is the latest scary novel by what author of Shadowland and collaborator with King on The Talisman and Black House?
Answer: Peter Straub
- For ten points each, name these nominees for the 2005 induction class for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:
- "Freeze-Frame" and "Centerfold" were among the hits for this band which, despite its name, featured Peter Wolf as lead singer.
Answer: J. Geils Band
- This 60s soul legend had a monster hit with "When a Man Loves a Woman."
Answer: Percy Sledge
- Strangely, the ballot includes this country superstar who had four
straight CMA awards for vocal duo for his work with Loretta Lynn.
Answer: Conway Twitty or Harold Lloyd Jenkins
- Mmmm... heroin. For ten points each, name the following relating to the insanely dangerous alkaloid that gave us the movie Trainspotting and some of Lou Reed's best work:
- This is the name given to an area covering parts of Thailand, Laos,
and Myanmar. In the late 90s, it produced over half of the world's
heroin base, although its share is declining as Afghanistan steps up.
Answer: Golden Triangle
- Considered by connoisseurs to be the lowest-quality heroin widely
available in North America, this type of heroin, usually made from
Mexican poppies, gets its name from its distinctive color and
Answer: Black Tar
- Heroin is created by the acetylation of what other opium derivative?
- Given an NFL team, name its career rushing leader going in to the 2004 season:
- For five points, Buffalo Bills.
Answer: Thurman Thomas
- For five points, Pittsburgh Steelers.
Answer: Franco Harris
- For ten points, Seattle Seahawks.
Answer: Chris Warren
- For ten points, New York Jets.
Answer: Freeman McNeil
- Answer these questions about Final Fantasy sequels and prequels, for ten points each.
- Released on the GameBoy Advance in 2004, this game requires players
to go on an adventure to find Mana water needed to purify the title
object, which is needed to get rid of the poison mist covering the
Answer: Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles
- Released in 1997, this game takes players to the Lion War, where
you are required to fight battles by organizing units and leveling them
Answer: Final Fantasy Tactics
- The soon-to-be-released sequel Advent Children and prequel Before Crisis are based on this FF game, which featured the title character Cloud Strife and was the first FF game released on the PC.
Answer: Final Fantasy 7
- In 1983, a pilot for the TV version of the critically acclaimed film Diner was produced. Despite its impressive cast, it never got past pilot stage. Name these actors featured in the TV version of Diner, for ten points each.
- The only cast member in the film version to reprise his role in the
pilot was this actor, who played Modell. This was nine years before
this actor became Mad About Helen Hunt.
Answer: Paul Reiser
- Fenwick was portrayed by this brooding actor, who was named Best Actor at Cannes for Sex, Lies and Videotape in 1989, and who plays Alan Shore on TVs Boston Legal.
Answer: James Spader
- The hair-dressing tough guy Boogie was portrayed in the pilot by this actor, who played Mr. Blonde in Reservoir Dogs and Sonny Black in Donnie Brasco.
Answer: Michael Madsen
- For ten points each, name the artists or bands featured in these musical documentaries:
- I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
Answer: The Dandy Warhols, The Brian Jonestown Massacre
- Come Feel Me Tremble
Answer: Paul Westerberg
- Be wary of any man who keeps a pig farm. Identify the following evil pig farmers, for ten points each.
- Played by Alan Ford, this pig farmer and ganglord coined the phrase "be wary of any man who keeps a pig farm" in the movie Snatch. Good advice, considering he kept pigs to dispose of corpses.
Answer: Brick Top Polford
- Taking a page from Brick Top, this Vancouver pig farmer and accused
serial killer is suspected of having fed the remains of over 40 women
to pigs and of adding human flesh to sausages and ground pork.
Answer: Robert Pickton
- This farmer was planning on butchering his daughter Fern's beloved
pet pig in the children's classic "Charlotte's Web." Okay, he wasn't
so much evil as misguided.
Answer: Homer Zuckerman
- Sammy Sosa goes on the DL after
sneezing? Big deal. Other ballplayers have gotten hurt in more strange
fashion! Identify these ballplayers that injured themselves for reasons
that can’t be explained, for ten points each.
- This Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame pitcher, nicknamed "Rapid
Robert," once missed a week after losing control of a whirlpool hose,
scalding parts of his body with 200-degree water.
Answer: Bob Feller
- During this 1985 National League championship, the Saint Louis
Cardinals lost the services of this outfielder and stolen base king
when his left leg was run over by Busch Stadium’s automated tarp.
Answer: Vince Coleman
- The 1995 American League Rookie of the Year while with Minnesota,
this current Oriole once got hurt falling asleep in a tanning bed,
burning his face.
Answer: Marty Cordova
- He’s much more than Puddy,
although it doesn’t always sound that way. Answer these questions about
Patrick Warburton’s other credits, for ten points each.
- Warburton recently joined the cast of this ABC sitcom as on-air pundit Jeb Denton.
Answer: Less Than Perfect
- Warburton was one of the lone bright spots on the final season of NewsRadio playing this corporate hot shot.
Answer: Johnny Johnson
- Warburton has done plenty of voice work as well, including taking over for Tim Allen as this famous cartoon character.
Answer: Buzz Lightyear