2004 TRASH Regionals
- The New York Mets – where old players go to die. Name these players who ended their careers with the Mets, for ten points each.
- This Hall of Fame outfielder hit only 14 of his 660 career homers with the Mets, doing so in 1972 and 1973.
Answer: Willie Mays
- Baseball’s all-time winning lefthanded pitcher with 363 victories, four of those came as a 44-year-old ace of the 1965 Mets.
Answer: Warren Spahn
- After spending his first 18 seasons in the Bronx, this catcher
played all of four games with the Mets in 1965. He then did the smart
thing and retired.
Answer: Yogi Berra
- As Our Lady Peace once sang,
Superman's dead. But answer these questions about Christopher Reeve's
non-Clark Kent roles, for ten points each.
- Reeve plays Basil Ransome, a Mississippi lawyer with eyes for a
suffragette, in this 1984 James Ivory film based on a Henry James novel.
Answer: The Bostonians
- Reeve also worked for Ivory in this 1993 Oscar-nominated film,
playing American diplomat Lewis, who helps send Anthony Hopkins in
search of Emma Thompson.
Answer: Remains of the Day
- Reeve's first major on-screen, non-Superman role was as Richard
Collier, a playwright who, enthralled by a photo of Jane Seymour, uses
self-hypnosis to find her.
Answer: Somewhere in Time
- For ten points each, name these people with more body parts than most.
- This relief pitcher for the Cubs and Braves has six fingers per hand. It doesn't seem to help him pitch, though.
Answer: Antonio Alfonseca
- This Friends character had a third nipple.
Answer: Chandler Bing (accept either)
- This book and film serial killer had a sixth finger removed before moving to Florence.
Answer: Hannibal Lecter (accept either)
- 40-30-20-10, name the author.
Answer: Maeve Binchy
-  He or she writes.
-  Her debut novel, Light a Penny Candle,
starts during World War II when pre-teen Elizabeth White is sent to
Ireland to ride out the war. The book then follows her relationship
with her Irish "family" over the following years.
-  Married to writer Gordon Snell,
she now splits her time between London and Dalkey, Ireland, her
hometown. She was going to retire after writing The Scarlett Feather but has resumed writing.
-  Her newest book is Nights of Rain and Stars, which she hopes will be as popular as her book turned movie Circle of Friends.
- For ten points each, given the
name of a tribute album, name the band or artist being honored. If you
need songs off the tribute album, you’ll only receive five points.
- (10) 2000's Remixed to Hell.
(5) "Walk All Over You" by Scott Ian, "Shake a Leg" by John Corbal and "Back in Black" by Phil Collen.
- (10) 2002's Wildside.
(5) "Knock Em Dead Kid" by the Reactors, as well as "Kickstart My Heart" and "Home Sweet Home", both by Gravity Check.
Answer: Motley Crue
- (10) 1993's Stone Free
(5) "Manic Depression" by Jeff Beck, "Red House" by Buddy Guy and "Hey Joe" by Body Count.
Answer: Jimi Hendrix
- Identify these members of Saturday Night Live’s Five Timers Club, for ten points each.
- The latest addition of the club occurred in 2000, when this Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner for The Deer Hunter was inducted, probably because he just wanted more cowbell.
Answer: Christopher Walken
- The first former cast member of join the Five Timers Club was this
man, who joined in 1986, a decade after first leaving the show to find
fame in films.
Answer: Chevy Chase
- The first member of the Five Timers Club, this actor/screenwriter, who penned The Graduate and co-created Get Smart, hosted the show 10 times between 1976 and 1980, but hasn’t appeared since.
Answer: Buck Henry
- For ten points each, name these people who have made questionable statements in the 2004 election cycle:
- Unaware that Laura Bush had once been a teacher and librarian, she asked if the First Lady had every had a "real job."
Answer: Teresa Heinz Kerry or Teresa Kerry
- This Oklahoma senatorial candidate claimed that lesbianism is
rampant in some southeastern Oklahoma schools to the point of one girl
being allowed in the bathroom at a time.
Answer: Tom Coburn
- This author of a recent book supporting the internment of
Japanese-Americans during World War II was given a hard time by Chris
Matthews when she suggested that John Kerry shot himself in Vietnam to
make himself look good later.
Answer: Michelle Malkin
- Answer these questions about actors who portrayed Patricia Highsmith's Tom Ripley, for ten points each.
- 1999's The Talented Mr. Ripley saw this Massachusetts-born actor portray Tom Ripley.
Answer: Matt Damon
- The 2002 cable-premiered sequel Ripley's Game saw this Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for In the Line of Fire and Places in the Heart play an older Tom Ripley.
Answer: John Malkovich
- The upcoming Mr. Ripley's Return features this actor, who played Johnny Goodboy Tyler in Battlefield Earth and Roger Maris in 61, as Ripley.
Answer: Barry Pepper
- For ten points each, name these white cheeses
- This Mexican cheese is like a cross between cottage cheese and mozzarella. Its often used in frying as it holds it shape well.
Answer: queso blanco
- This thick, spreadable Italian cheese is good for dips or desserts. Its best known as the cheese used in tiramisu.
- If you've ever gotten flaming cheese at a Greek restaurant, it's
this cheese, not feta. It is smooth, creamy, and slightly tart.
- Answer these related musical questions, for ten points each
- Winner of the Grammy in 1977 for Album of the Year, it was atop the Billboard album chart for 31 weeks thanks to tracks like "Go Your Own Way", "Don't Stop" and "Gold Dust Woman."
Answer: Rumors (by Fleetwood Mac)
- This group took the song "Rumors" to the top of the R&B chart
and No. 8 on the pop chart in 1986 before breaking up and becoming Club
Answer: Timex Social Club
- "Rumors" is also the name of the 2004 single released by this redheaded entertainer.
Answer: Lindsay Lohan
- Hi, I’m Marcus Rhode. I’m a
lousy heavyweight boxer who steps in the ring to make other heavyweight
boxers look good. Name these well-known heavyweights who kicked Rhode’s
tail for ten points each.
- In September 2004, Rhode fought this former heavyweight champ in
the latter’s first fight in eight years. This fighter, who spent time
in jail for kidnapping in the interim, knocked out Rhode in two rounds.
Answer: Riddick Bowe
- In 1996, Rhode traveled to Japan to fight this grand-nephew of John
Wayne, in the latter’s first and only fight since being diagnosed with
AIDS. Rhode lost in one round.
Answer: Tommy Morrison
- In April 2000, Rhode went to China to get pummelled by this Polish
fighter, best known for being disqualified twice in fights against Riddick Bowe for repeated low blows.
Answer: Andrew Golota
- Name these amusement parks found only on The Simpsons, for ten points each.
- This alcohol-themed park features Hooray for Everything, the Beer-quarium and the Stomach Churn.
Answer: Duff Gardens
- This amusement park features Torture Land, Searing Gas Pain Land and Unnecessary Surgery Land.
Answer: Itchy and Scratchy Land
- Homer nearly drowns in a "solid" river in this Lego-ripoff amusement park.
- For ten points each, name these non-fiction works by Stephen King.
- Co-written with fellow horror writer Stewart O'Nan, this will have
the happiest ending ever of any King book given that it chronicles the
2004 season of the Boston Red Sox.
- This 1980 work explores the use of horror in 20th century entertainment. It shares its name with a Saint-Saens work.
Answer: Danse Macabre
- Subtitled A Memoir of the Craft, King explores what he does for a living in this 2000 work.
Answer: On Writing
- Answer these questions about Grammy nominations and wins that made you say HUH, for ten points each.
- In 1978, both Elvis Costello and The Cars were defeated for Best
New Artist by this insipid disco group responsible for "Boogie Oogie
Answer: A Taste of Honey
- In 1988, this band won the first Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Grammy for the album Crest of a Knave. Who knew the fluting skills of Ian Anderson were hard-rockin?
Answer: Jethro Tull
- Among the 1985 Grammy nominees for Best R&B Vocal Performance
by a Duo or Group was this song, which featured vocals by Walter Payton
and Jim McMahon.
Answer: The Super Bowl Shuffle
- For those who like to look ahead name, for ten points each, these design elements of current and future state quarters.
- The Iowa state quarter features this specific type of instructional
building, which makes sense given that the coin will also bear the
phrase "Foundation in Education"
Answer: one room schoolhouse
- The California quarter will feature this explorer and conservationist looking over Half Dome.
Answer: John Muir
- Sticking with the natural theme, Oregon's quarter will feature this caldera-based natural attraction.
Answer: Crater Lake
- 40-30-20-10, name the series.
Answer: Little Golden Books
-  It consists of more than one thing.
-  It was conceived by George
Duplaix, president of the Artist and Writers Guild, Inc. When started
in 1941, it included a dozen titles.
-  1951's Doctor Dan, The Bandage Man came with Johnson & Johnson Band-Aids glued to the cover. Disney, Kleenex, and Precious Moments have branded
books in the series as well.
- [10} Of the original 12 titles, the best known and best selling is The Poky Little Puppy.
- Why did Jesse Palmer go to the Bachelor to find a woman, when he could just ask his teammates for dating tips? Answer these related questions, for ten points each.
- When Palmer was a rookie for the New York Giants, one of his teammates was Jason Sehorn, who is married to this former Law and Order starlet.
Answer: Angie Harmon
- During the 2002 season, Palmer was a teammate of kicker Owen
Pochman who, at the time, was dating this 2001 Playmate of the Year,
who played Leigh Dyer on Baywatch Hawaii.
Answer: Brande Roderick
- In 2003, Palmer was a teammate of fullback Jim Finn, who is married
to this quick-witted actress, who plays Lu Delgado on Lifetime’s Strong Medicine.
Answer: Rosa Blasi
- Kirsten Dunst: the early years. Identify these early Dunst films, for ten points each.
- At age 12, Dunst made mainstream gold playing Claudia in this 1994 film based on an Anne Rice book.
Answer: Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
- One year later, Dunst played Judy Shephard, one of the players of
the title board game in this 1995 film based on a Chris Van Allsburgh
- 1997 saw Dunst provide the young voice of the title character in this animated film, based on the story of the lost Russian princess.
- Identify these sports figure considered Sports Illustrated’s top sports figures of Washington, D.C., for ten points each.
- This former NBA center coached Georgetown to 14 straight NCAA tournament appearances and the 1984 national championship.
Answer: John Thompson
- An 11-time All-Star and current Los Angeles Clipper general
manager, this N-B-A legend averaged 27 points a game between 1958-1972.
His number 22 is retired by the Lakers.
Answer: Elgin Baylor
- One of baseball’s great base runners, this Dodger stole 104 bases
in 1962 and led the majors in steals for six straight seasons between
Answer: Maury Wills
- For ten points each, name the Cirque du Soleil show.
- It combines Chinese circus traditions with Cirque du Soleil's avant
garde approach. It's name comes from a fusion of animals representing
the east and west.
- This show celebrates the nameless individual, the person who
inwardly wants to sing, shout, and do acrobatic things... like what
Cirque du Soleil does. Its main character is Zoe, a bored girl who
thinks she's seen everything.
- Offering "another side of Cirque du Soleil" is this show resident
at the New York New York hotel and casino in Las Vegas. It offers a
more sensual, erotic experience, mostly because the performers often
wear little clothing.
- 40-30-20-10. Name the song.
Answer: Rapper's Delight
-  This song appears on a greatest hits compilation.
-  "The Ketchup Song" contains
lyrics based on this song, which reportedly sold more than 50,000
copies a day at the height of its popularity. Later hits from the group
that performed it include "8th Wonder" and "Apache."
-  Later copies of this song listed
Nile Rodgers as co-writer, as the background of "Good Times" by Chic
was used for the tune.
-  Ellen Dow as Adam Sandler's grandmother performs this 1979 Sugarhill Gang hit in The Wedding Singer.