- From 1924-1926, he served as a player-manager,
winning 218 games. Born in 1893 in Manchester, Ohio, this man earned an
engineering degree from the University of Michigan. Described by Ty
Cobb as being the nearest thing to a perfect ballplayer, he had a
41-game hitting streak in 1922, hit .300 or better 14 times and retired
with a career .340 batting average. The 1922 American League Most
Valuable Player, he set a single-season record in 1920 that held the
test of time for more than 80 years. For ten points, name this Hall of
Famer, whose record 257 hits in 1920 was shattered in 2004 by Ichiro
Answer: George Sisler
- Its name is more commonly applied to a style rather
than a model, as noted in the three and four wheeled styles made by
Duryea and in the Ford Model A offered in this form from 1928 to 1932.
Prior to cars this term applied to any light open four-wheeled carriage
holding 2 or 4 people. For ten points, name this style of vehicle now
best known as the luxury sedan model for Volkswagen.
- In 1997, indie music label Mood Food released Rural Free Delivery, containing early recordings of this band whose first album was Faithless Street. Signed to Geffen's Outpost label, they made their major label debut with Stranger's Almanac, including the track "Yesterday's News," but they broke up before their final album Pneumonia
was finally released after label merger hassles. For ten points, name
this North Carolina alt-country act now known as the early stomping
ground of Ryan Adams.
- She was the vice-presidential candidate for the
Personal Choice Party, a Utah-based, more inclusive form of
libertarianism. Her mainstream films include Angel of H.E.A.T. and David Cronenberg's Rabid,
but she's best known for her work in adult films, which got her dropped
as the packaging model for Ivory Snow soap flakes. For ten points, name
this legendary porn actress, star of Insatiable and Behind the Green Door.
Answer: Marilyn Chambers Taylor
- Despite airing on CBS primetime for 12 years, only
composer Morton Stevens won an Emmy for this show and its main cast was
never nominated for any acting Emmys. Only one performer lasted the
show's entire run and all scenes for the show were shot in one state.
With a famous theme song performed by the Ventures, for ten points,
name this longtime TV show running from 1968 to 1980 and starring Kam
Fong, James MacArthur, and Jack Lord as Detective Steve McGarrett.
Answer: Hawaii Five-0
- It was created by Noah and Joseph McVicker, whose
1956 patent for it couldn't fully explain the process by which it was
made because "the reactions that are taking place in the mass are
complicated." Originally white, colored versions were released in 1957.
Three years later, the first Fun Factory was sold. It is believed that
kids eat more of this than their combined intake of crayons, finger
paint, and paste combined. Now part of Hasbro's Playskool line, this
is, for ten points, what thankfully non-toxic modeling compound?
- 2004 saw him capture his first two wins on the IRL
circuit, winning the Honda Indy 225 at Pikes Peak and the Menard's A.J.
Foyt 225 in Milwaukee. This is much improved from 2003, when an
off-track motorcycle accident put him on the shelf for most of the
season. 2002 was his first Indianapolis 500, where he finished 19th. In
2003 he left CART after six successful seasons, including a 1999
championship tie with Juan Montoya. For ten points, name this Scottish
IRL driver, who now resides in Nashville with his wife Ashley Judd.
Answer: Dario Franchitti
- Less likely rumors claim that this song is about
actress Anita Pallenberg or her daughter. Telling of love that didn't
work out, it claims to still have feelings for the title woman, citing
"those nights we cried" and noting that "everywhere I look I see your
eyes." Holding that "there ain't a woman that comes close to you," it
asks "ain't it good to be alive" and admits "they can't say we never
tried." For ten points, name this ballad from the album Goats Head Soup most often claimed to be about David Bowie's wife, a 1973 #1 hit for the Rolling Stones.
- His latest work, In the Shadow of No Towers,
combines his own illustrations, two essays, and 10 reproductions of
comic strips from the early 1900s to give his personal take on life
after September 11. While his more whimsical works include a children's
book Open Me ... I'm a Dog! about a dog turned into a book, and contributions to the Little Lit
series of illustrated fairy tales. But he's best known for his two
graphic novels that set the eternal struggle between cats and rodents
into the context of World War II. Name, for ten points, this writer and
comic artist who turned his father's Holocaust struggle into the
Pulitzer-winning graphic novel Maus.
Answer: Art Spiegelman
- Guest stars on this sitcom included Amy Yasbeck in
the series premiere, and Fabiana Udenio, of Austin Powers fame. The
main character hosted a cooking show on New York’s Channel 72, but most
of this sitcom centered around his unsuccessful love life. The show’s
title was defined as “an adult male human that attempts to mate
frequently but spends most of its time alone.” Airing for 13 episodes
in 1995, for ten points, name this UPN sitcom starring Richard Jeni.
Answer: Platypus Man
- The chain of events leading to the most famous
occurence at this location was set in motion by the death of Bob
Houston, who was pushed under a train. Influenced by the testimony of
defector Debbie Blakey, Congressman Leo Ryan decided to visit this
site, but Ryan was killed at Port Kaituma as he tried to help more
people leave this location. For ten points, name this Guyana jungle
village built by the People's Temple which was the site of a 1978 mass
- Among the movies in which he's appeared but not directed include Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Spies Like Us. The original director of WarGames, he gained notoriety with the short Hot Dogs for Gaugin, and the features Hot Tomorrows and Going In Style. But since getting two Oscar nods in 1992, he's directed the tepid remake of Meet Joe Black and won two Razzies for Gigli. For ten points, name this director who'd rather be known for Midnight Run, Beverly Hills Cop and Scent of a Woman.
Answer: Martin Brest
- This band's political leanings may be evident in the
tracks "Jennifer Lost the War" and "Kill the President" from their 1989
eponymous debut album and "L.A.P.D." on 1993's Ignition. Criticized for leaving the punk label Epitaph in 1996, their first Columbia effort Ixnay on the Hombre failed to match the commercial indie success of the album Smash, which was fueled by the single "Self Esteem." For ten points, what act did maintain its popularity with 1998's Americana and "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)."
Answer: The Offspring
- It was established in 1982 as Amazin’ Software by
Trip Hawkins before leaving in the 1990s to form 3DO. Early successes
for this company include Dani Bunten’s M.U.L.E and Hard Hat Mack.
A distributor for such game developers as Origin, Westwood, Bullfrog
and Maxis, its current game titles are generally split into three
categories -- Games, Sports and Sports Big. For ten points, name this
game company responsible for Need for Speed Underground, Ultima Online and Madden Football, among other titles.
Answer: Electronic Arts or EA
- After leaving textile company Burlington Industries
as its CEO and president in 1973, he turned to starting a successful
vineyard in arid land near San Diego far from the Napa valley. After
turning millions of profit, in 1984 he bought Hickory Stick, a company
whose name reflects its use of the traditional wood in its product,
although he made a fortune with a graphite shaft and a metal head. For
ten points, what businessman's namesake company makes the Big Bertha
Answer: Ely Callaway
- Nole (no-LAY) Marin, complete with dog, joins this
show as a judge. Contestants now stay at the Waldorf-Astoria. There
were 14 finalists this year, with two dropped in the first show. Eva
filled the strong-willed black woman role taken by Robyn and Camille in
the first two seasons, while Amanda trumps Mercedes’ lupus by being
legally blind from retinitis pigmentosa. Still, old favorites like
stylist Jay Manuel, runway diva J. Alexander and judge Janice Dickinson
return. For ten points, name this UPN reality show hosted by Tyra
Answer: America's Next Top Model
- They premiered in issue #80 of My Greatest Adventure
as drawn by Bruno Premiani and written by Arnold Drake, and the book
was renamed for them with issue #86, which saw the introduction of the
Brotherhood of Evil. Mento and Beast Boy were later additions to this
team, led by Niles Caulder, also known as “the Chief.” For ten points,
name these misfit superheroes, whose members have included Robotman,
Elasti-Girl, and Negative Man.
Answer: Doom Patrol
- As a Senior at Nazareth College in 1984, he led his
team to a holiday tournament victory over Castleton College, coached by
his brother. After graduation, he became the coach at McQuaid Jesuit
High School, before moving to become a graduate assistant for Rick
Patino at Providence. He never served as a head coach again until 1995,
when he was chosen to replace Don Nelson. For ten points, name this
coach who in November 2003 beat his brother's team again, this time as
the coach of the Houston Rockets.
Answer: Jeff Van Gundy (prompt on "Van Gundy")
- Hailing from Belley, France, he was mayor of that
town until the Reign of Terror, when he moved to Connecticut for a
short time. A lawyer and author by trade, he hyphenated his last name
to honor a great aunt who left him her estate. He was at the dinner
where the Chateubriand cut of steak was first served, and offered
advice on diet and menus in his 1825 classic The Physiology of Taste.
Name, for ten points, this noted French gastronome whose quote "Tell me
what you eat, and I will tell you what you are" graces the start of
every episode of Iron Chef.
Answer: Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
- The star of this 1946 film, James Baskett, was the
first live actor ever hired by the film's studio, and received an
honorary Oscar for his efforts. The movie tells the story of a young
boy named Johnny, whose confusion over his parents' separation, as well
as his new life on a Georgia plantation, leads him to an older black
man and his fables. Set in post-Civil War Reconstruction, its depiction
of the era has led to Disney keeping this film on the shelf in U.S.
markets since 1986. For ten points, name this controversial film, based
on the Uncle Remus character, and featuring the song
Answer: Song of the South
- Before Sex and the City was cleaned up for
air on “regular” TV, this series’ rampant nudity was sanitized during
its transition from cable to its short run on FOX in 1995. Regulars on
the show included teenager Jeremy, secretary Toby, sleazy boss Gibby,
talk-show host Eddie Charles, and Judith, ex-wife of the main
character, book editor Martin Tupper, whose flashbacks often consisted
of clips from classic movies and TV shows. For ten points, name this
1990-96 HBO show starring Brian Benben.
Answer: Dream On