- Some fans claim that at the end of remastered
versions of this album, you can hear a faint orchestral version of the
Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" after the last track, "Eclipse." Perhaps
coincidentally, it was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with sound
engineer Alan Parsons. Kicking off with "Breathe," which Roger Waters
originally wrote for the movie The Body, its notable tracks
include "Time," "The Great Gig in the Sky," and "Money." For ten
points, name this 1973 Pink Floyd album that spent over 700 weeks on
the Billboard album charts.
Answer: Dark Side of the Moon
- In 1982, it was held hostage for 10 hours by Norman
Meyer, who claimed he would blow it up with a van full of explosives.
Meyer was shot and killed, and his van had no explosives in it. In
1854, Know-Nothings stole a block of marble donated for its
construction by Pope Pius IX, and Congress rescinded funding for it
when that party took control of the committee building it. Originally
planned to be flat-topped, its pyrimidal cap was sheathed in aluminum,
a metal so rare in 1884 that it had roughly the same price as silver.
This is some of the history of, for ten points, what 555-foot-high
obelisk in the nation's capital?
Answer: Washington Monument
- It was founded in 1963 on the insistence of Mexican
President Don Adolfo Lopez Mateos in an attempt to unify the world’s
commissions. Headquartered in Mexico City, its long-time president is
Mexico’s Jose Sulaiman, and its subsidiaries include FESUBOX and the
North American Boxing Federation. Current champions include Winky
Wright, Cory Spinks and Vitali Klitschko, but not Graciano Rocchigiani,
who won a 31 million dollar lawsuit over being stripped of his light
heavyweight title. For ten points, name this boxing sanctioning body
which entered liquidation proceedings in June 2004 to avoid paying
Answer: World Boxing Council or W-B-C
- The name’s the same. Two TV movies with this title
have premiered this decade: A British 2001 flick about a family reunion
starring Michael Gambon and a 2004 CBS movie with Rob Lowe and Anna
Friel switching lifestyles. A 2003 film features Sam Neill kidnapping
Rachael Blake. A 1984 album by Deep Purple whose title track was used
by Shane Douglas as his theme music in ECW. But the best known work of
this name aired from 1986-1993 on ABC. For ten points, name this show
about hapless Larry and his foreign cousin Balki.
Answer: Perfect Strangers
- Founded in 1964, this growing chain has 58
super-centers across the country. The company is very concerned with
community and environmental issues, donating to the Open Spaces
Coalition, Sunny Day House, and Friends of the Trees. Corporate
employees include Brad Stand and spokesmodel Dawn Campbell. For ten
points, name this fictional department store figuring in a 2004 David
O. Russell film.
- Along with Will Eisner, Tom Hart, Ted Rall and many
others, she contributed work to a graphic novel for 9-11 Emergency
Relief. A longtime campaigner for social justice, she co-authored the
comic book Real War Stories with illustrator Tom Yeates. Her comic Brought to Light
is an account of the CIA's attempted assassination of Nicaraguan contra
leader Eden Pastora. For ten points, name this comic writer most famous
for her contributions to Our Cancer Year and for her central role in the movie American Splendor.
Answer: Joyce Brabner (Do not accept "Pekar")
- Born in Lafayette, Indiana, he was a cousin of Axl
Rose. He appeared in the music video for "Don't Cry" and contributed
backing vocals to Use Your Illusion before his band released an
eponymous album in 1992. He was in drug rehab around the time that his
band released their sophomore album Soup, which included the
minor hit "Galaxie," and he was found dead on the tour bus in 1995. For
ten points, name this late lead singer of Blind Melon.
Answer: Shannon Hoon
- Players in this game include the Celts, Egyptians,
Babylonians, Norse, and Greeks. The main board features Europe,
Northern Africa, Central Asia, and Atlantis, while a smaller second
board represents the afterlife. Each player can summon four deities to
assist battles on the main board, and forces killed go on to compete in
the afterlife. For ten points, name this new version of Risk from
Answer: Risk: Godstorm
- Stuart Taylor and Manuel Almunia are this team's top
two reserve goalies, while its midfielders include Brazilian national
team stalwart Edu. Playing at Highbury since 1913, the team won the
first Littlewoods Cup and has won three Domestic Doubles, the first in
1970-71. Now led by star Patrick Viera, for ten points, name this team
also known as the "Gunners," current defending champions of England's
Answer: Arsenal (prompt on "Gunners" before it appears in the question)
- He was nearly expelled from the London School of
Economics for writing a controversial paper. A Nobel laureate in
economics, his two terms as governor were marred by his pardon of
Wallace Turner. Since taking his current job in January 1999, he’s
vetoed every bill he’s ever received that features school vouchers, and
has had the nicknames of Eagle and Liberty. For three days in 2003, he
handed his powers to House Speaker Glenallen Walker. For ten points,
name this president played by Martin Sheen on The West Wing.
Answer: Josiah "Jed" Bartlett
- The phrase is the same. As a saying, its Norse and
Dutch origins evoke a newly carved chip of wood or a ship with brand
new planking and nails. The OED lists the first printed
appearance in Samuel Pepys' diary. As a cleaning product, it first
appeared in the 1930s, was bought by Proctor and Gamble in 1945, and
sold off to company that bears its name in 2001. For ten points, give
the shared phrase, which despite the spelling of its first word is not
anti-Latino at all.
Answer: Spic and Span
- The first chairman of its Board of Trustees was
Gregory Peck, while George Stevens served as its first director for 12
years. It operates the National Film Theater in Washington, the Silver
Theater in Maryland and the Showcase in Orlando. Since 1973, it has
presented its annual Life Achievement Award for excellence in movies
and television while, in 1998, it launched its 100 Years series
honoring movie history. For ten points, name this national organization
dedicated to advancing and preserving movies, television and other
forms of the moving image.
Answer: American Film Institute or AFI
- She advocated the practice of “hotsaucing,” or disciplining children by dabbing Tabasco on their tongues, in her book Creative Correction: Extraordinary Ideas for Everyday Discipline.
She defends this form of child abuse by saying “we can learn a lot
through pain.” Though not a dominatrix, she’s previously dished out the
pain on her gospel album, All Because of You, and on a sitcom
set in Peekskill, New York. For ten points, name this actress-turned
homeschooling advocate, best known as Blair Warner on The Facts of Life.
Answer: Lisa Whelchel
- Though he never played for the American Hockey League, the AHL's trophy
for the year's best defenseman is named in his honor. He played minor
hockey with the Regina Caps and in the NHL with the Boston Bruins. He won
the Stanley Cup twice and the Hart Trophy an unprecedented four times. For ten points,
name this player, nicknamed the "Edmonton Express," and associated with both
"old time hockey" and urine in the movie Slapshot.
Answer: Eddie Shore
- She has several links to N'Sync: she went to the
same high school as Joey Fatone; was a back-up singer for Justin
Timberlake's ex-honey, Britney Spears; and replaced JC Chasez when the
singer refused to be demoted to NFL Pro Bowl national anthem singer.
Signed by Timbaland's Beat Club Records, she released the debut album Simple Girl. For ten points, name this Arkansas-born singer of the Timbaland-written "Make Me a Song."
Answer: Kiley Dean
- He made his big-screen debut at age eight, playing "Video Game Boy Number One" in Back to the Future Part Two. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he was nominated for six Young Artist Awards, winning in 1992 for playing Mike in Radio Flyer. That same year, he starred opposite Mel Gibson in Forever Young, and the next year was Macaulay Culkin's foil in The Good Son. The title character in the hated, hated, hated North, this is, for ten points, what young actor, who played Patrick in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and a hobbit named Frodo in some film trilogy about a ring?
Answer: Elijah Wood
- It was designed by Toros Kejejian and is named for
the company he and his family founded in Los Angeles in 1987. It
debuted at the March 2000 American Gem Society Conclave in
Philadelphia. It has nine crown facets, part of a design which is
claimed to reflect up to 50 percent more light than other fancy cuts.
The design also uses a diamond shaped table, leading it to be called
the only diamond with a diamond on top. Name, for ten points, this new
and popular cut of diamond whose name suggests it is bought by the
likes of the Monopoly man and Donald Trump.
- Introduced in 1954, we don't know his real name, but
what he's known as most of the time. He responded to a question about
changing his most notable attribute by saying that he didn't want to
disturb history. His history of unusual hygiene led to a 1993 ad
campaign for Regina vacuum cleaners. Perpetually surrounded by a cloud
of dust, name, for ten points, this Peanuts character who could use a
Answer: Pig Pen
- J.C. Mackenzie was a regular on this series, playing
a Harvard graduate and bicycle dispatcher named Reagan Ronald, better
known as Normal. When the series started, the main character’s best
friends included Original Cindy, Herbal Thought and con artist Sketchy.
Created by the mysterious Project Manticore, the main character spent
her days escaping government recapture. For ten points, name this cult
Fox sci-fi series starring Jessica Alba as the main character, a
genetically enhanced woman named Max.
Answer: Dark Angel
- It points to several areas of pride: looking good in
black, having a plain-looking wife, being a million times as humble,
and never punching a tourist even if he deserved it. It mentions
several time frames: the 300 years in which they haven't paid the phone
bill; the 4:30 AM activity of Jacob, Jebediah, and the singer; and
partying like it's 1699. The first track of the album Bad Hair Day, this is, for ten points, what song recorded by Weird Al without the permission of Coolio?
Answer: Amish Paradise
- Dario Argento directed a 1998 version of this
classic work, with Julian Sands in the title role. A 1943 musical
adaptation saw Claude Rains as the lead, while a 1962 Hammer Films
version starred Herbert Lom. A 1989 version starring Robert Englund was
the first not to feature a falling chandelier, while Lon Chaney played
the most famous version in a 1925 silent epic. Gerard Butler plays the
title character in a 2004 musical version, based on the Broadway hit
originally starring Michael Crawford. For ten points, name this Gaston
Leroux work, which was turned into an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
Answer: The Phantom of the Opera