2004 TRASH Regionals
- For ten points each, answer these questions about the classiest wedding of the year: that of Britney Spears to Kevin Federline.
- About the classiest part of the wedding was its location in this
California seaside town. She would lated drop $6.9 million on a house
- Before taking off to Fiji, Britney and Kevin hung out in this
desirable honeymoon location, better known as her hometown. They went
to the mall and threw milkshakes at paparazzi.
Answer: Kentwood, Louisiana
- Given the secret nature of the wedding, Federline did not have either of his children by this other woman at the ceremony.
Answer: Shar Jackson
- TRASH watched CBS’ Listen Up and, yadda yadda yadda, it stinks. Answer these questions about it, for ten points each.
- Jason Alexander’s main character is based on this Washington Post columnist and Pardon the Interruption co-host.
Answer: Tony Kornheiser
- However, Kornheiser isn’t the last name of the character on the show. It’s this.
- This former child star plays Bernie Widmer, Tony’s sidekick, on the sports talk show within Listen Up.
Answer: Malcolm-Jamal Warner
- For ten points each, name the following concerning the 2004 Ig Nobel awards:
- Steven Stack and James Gundlach were cited in medicine for their report on the effects of this genre on suicide.
Answer: country music
- This company was cited in chemistry "for using advanced technology
to convert liquid from the River Thames into Dasani, a transparent form
of water, which for precautionary reasons has been made unavailable to
Answer: Coca-Cola Company (of Great Britain)
- Dasuke Inoue was cited in the field of peace for inventing this
pastime, "thereby providing an entirely new way for people to learn to
tolerate each other."
- Identify the artist given a list
of songs on its greatest-hits collection sitting on the country album
charts as of October 28, for ten points each.
- "Down Home", "Jukebox in My Mind," "Why Lady Why", "Mountain Music"
- "She'll Leave You With a Smile", "I Hate Everything," "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Ace in the Hole"
Answer: George Strait
- "Poor Poor Pitiful Me", "Better Things to Do", "A Little Gasoline", "Girls Lie Too"
Answer: Terri Clark
- Give the last names of these current NFL siblings, for the stated number of points.
- (5) The most well-known active NFL siblings are twin brothers Tiki
of the New York Giants and Ronde of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who share
this last name.
- (10) Green Bay defensive end Kabeer and Oakland defensive end Akbar have this tongue-twisting last name.
- (15) Buffalo defensive end Aaron, Tennessee defensive end Bo and Cincinnati tight end Matt share this last name.
- Don't Panic...instead, identify these actors slated to appear in the screen adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, for ten points each.
- Zaphod Beeblebrox will be portrayed by this actor, who played Chuck Barris in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Frank Mercer in Matchstick Men.
Answer: Sam Rockwell
- This actress, who played Jovie in Elf, Cheryl in The Good Girl and Anita Miller in Almost Famous, plays Trillian in Hitchhiker.
Answer: Zooey Deschanel
- The role of Ford Prefect has gone to this hip-hop artist and actor, born Dante Beze, who played Left Ear in 2003's The Italian Job, Vivien Thomas in the 2004 HBO biopic Something the Lord Made, and is a semi-regular on Chappelle's Show.
Answer: Mos Def
- For ten points each, name the 2003...
- Time magazine Person of the Year.
Answer: the American soldier
- Playboy Playmate of the Year
Answer: Christina Santiago
- People's Sexiest Man Alive.
Answer: Johnny Depp
- Identify these celebrities who have filled in for the departed Craig Kilborn on The Late Late Show, for ten points each.
- The first guest host to replace Kilborn was this comedian and current host of a WB sketch comedy show.
Answer: Drew Carey
- Depending on your market, this comedian and voice of the Grim Reaper on Family Guy briefly went head-to-head with good friend and former Man Show co-host Jimmy Kimmel's show.
Answer: Adam Carolla
- While many of the guests hosts aren't auditioning for a full-time role, the same might not be said for this host of MTV's TRL who may be trying to follow Carson Daly's footsteps in more ways than one.
Answer: Damien Fahey
- For ten points each, name these regular concert extravaganzas.
- In 2004, Willie Nelson staged this annual benefit for rural Americans in Seattle, Washington.
Answer: Farm Aid
- The Charlie Daniels Band has held at least 16 one-day musical extravaganzas under this two-word name since 1974.
Answer: Volunteer Jam
- The 25th anniversary of this prestigious jazz concert extravaganza,
named for a magazine, was held in June 2004 at the Hollywood Bowl.
Answer: Playboy Jazz Festival
- Given casino-hotels, name the U.S. state they are located in for the stated number of points.
- (5) Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Plaza, Trump Marina
Answer: New Jersey
- (10) Isle of Capri Casino Resort, Casino Magic - Bay Saint Louis, Beau Rivage
- (15) Bicycle Casino, Commerce Casino, Hustler Casino
- There’s no more NHL hockey, so
that must mean no more hockey questions in TRASH, right? Wrong! Answer
these questions about the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, for ten points each.
- This country won the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
- This Tampa Bay Lightning player was named Most Valuable Player of the World Cup, scoring seven points in six games.
Answer: Vincent Lecavalier
- Lecavalier was not on the original Team Canada roster. He was
subbing for this Red Wing, who had not recovered from a serious eye
injury suffered in last spring’s NHL playoffs.
Answer: Steve Yzerman
- For ten points each, name the writers of these children's books:
- Good Work, Amelia Bedelia.
Answer: Peggy Parish
- A Bear Called Paddington.
Answer: Michael Bond
- Pippi Longstocking.
Answer: Astrid Lingren
- Given a fake college or
university and the year the film was released, name the sports movie
where said college was prominently featured, for ten points each. If
you need a movie plot, you'll receive five points.
- (10) 1994: Western University
(5) Nick Nolte plays a college basketball coach forced to break the
rules to get the players needed to stay competitive in this film.
Answer: Blue Chips
- (10) 1991: Texas State University
(5) A makeshift college football team, crippled by N-C-A-A sanctions,
must build a squad featuring a 34-year-old quarterback and Kathy
Ireland as kicker in this comedy.
Answer: Necessary Roughness
- (10) 1993: Eastern State University
(5) James Caan plays a college football coach forced to break the rules
to get the players needed to stay competitive in this film.
Answer: The Program
- For ten points each, name these singers who quit male vocal groups.
- Ironically, the Commodores had their biggest hit, "Nightshift," after the 1982 exit of this man.
Answer: Lionel Richie
- He had a hit with "My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)" within a year of leaving the Temptations.
Answer: David Ruffin
- After leaving the Drifters, this man topped the R&B charts with "Treasure of Love" and "Long Lonely Nights."
Answer: Clyde McPhatter
- Identify these TV series that made its initial appearance on DVD this year, for ten points each.
- September saw the release of the first season of this Hawaii-based detective series starring Tom Selleck.
Answer: Magnum, P.I.
- Fans of this ‘80s cult comedy starring David Rasche as a gun-crazy
cop were happy to know its first season was released on DVD in July.
Answer: Sledge Hammer
- September also saw the DVD release of the first season of this NBC
series. The DVD includes audio commentary from Dick Clark and more than
250 classic pop hits.
Answer: American Dreams
- Not all Americans who won gold
in Athens this past summer were named Michael, Misty, Kerri, Paul, or
Hamm -- no matter how you pronounce it. Given another American who won
a medal, name the event they won in, for ten points each.
- Tim Mack took gold in this track and field event, setting an Olympic record of 19 feet, 6.25 inches in the process.
Answer: pole vault
- Andre Ward took the lone U.S. gold in boxing, topping this weight class with an 81 kilogram maximum.
Answer: light heavyweight
- Joanna Hayes made up for a lack of U.S. women's medals at short distances by winning gold in this up and down event.
Answer: 110 meter hurdles
- Identify these Japanese film actors and actresses, for ten points each.
- He is set to play Ra's al Ghul in the new version of Batman Begins, but may be best known in the U.S. for his 2003 role as Katsumoto in The Last Samurai, for which he garnered an Oscar nomination.
Answer: Ken[saku] Watanabe
- This actor-director, who appeared in Zatiochi: The Blind Swordsman and Battle Royale, directs under his real name, but acts under the name Beat Takeshi.
Answer: Takeshi Kitano
- Only 20 years old, she appears in the newest Steven Seagal film Into the Sun, but burst on the scene in 2003 as Gogo Yubari in Kill Bill: Volume 1.
Answer: Chiaki Kuriyama
- For ten points each, name these classic alternate history works.
- Hodgins Backmaker goes back in time to witness Gettysburg - with
serious consequences - in this classic 1953 novella by Ward Moore.
Answer: Bring the Jubilee
- This 1968 book by Keith Roberts uses six vaguely related stories to
depict the future after the assassination of Queen Elizabeth I and a
successful Spanish invasion of England.
- A little more out there is this early Harry Turtledove book, where
South Africans travel back in time to outfit the Confederate army with
AK-47s and other modern gear.
Answer: The Guns of the South
- For ten points each, name the people given how November 6, is important to them.
- He would have celebrated his 28th birthday today, if he hadn't died
in Afghanistan this past April. Prior to joining the military, he
played football for the Arizona Cardinals.
Answer: Pat Tillman
- One hopes that this country singer will dance with husband Frank Liddell on this, their 5th anniversary.
Answer: Lee Ann Womack
- This actress, who broke out in the movie version of Toni Morrison's Beloved and starred opposite Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 2 turns 32 today.
Answer: Thandie Newton
- Given a movie band, name the movie where the band performed, for ten points each.
- Otis Day and the Knights
Answer: National Lampoon's Animal House
- Johnny Casino and the Gamblers
- Marvin Berry and the Starlighters
Answer: Back to the Future (also accept Back to the Future, Part Two)
- It’s a binary bonus, with a
twist. Given a list of songs, identify which half of a double-album set
it is found, for ten points each. If you need the artist, you’ll get
- (10) “Heart of a Champion”, “American Dreams”, “Tilt Ya Head Back”
- (10) “Shotgun Blues”, “Breakdown”, “Knockin on Heaven’s Door”
(5) Guns ‘n’ Roses
Answer: Use Your Illusion II
- (10) “War”, “The Rooster”, “The Way You Move”
- For the stated number of points, name these satellite media providers.
- For five points, this will be the future home of Howard Stern.
Answer: Sirius Satellite Radio
- For ten points, it bills itself as the world's first satellite
system for high-def TV. It offers existing HD channels, its own HD
channels like HDNews, and a full compliment of standard channels.
- For 15 points, name either broadcast band that "big dish" fans use to pull in dedicated programming or raw network feeds.
Answer: C Band or Ku (kay-yoo or KOO) Band