Monday, November 03, 2008

Think you know your election trivia? -

For this election eve, here's some election trivia from CNN. Some highlghts:

"Either John McCain or Obama will be the first incumbent member of Congress to be elected president since John F. Kennedy in 1960."

"If McCain wins, he will have headed the first successful GOP presidential ticket in 80 years that did not include someone named Bush or Nixon."

"Democrats controlled both houses of Congress from 1955 to 1981. This 26-year stretch is the longest any single party has controlled both chambers of Congress. (The GOP took control of the Senate in 1981.)"

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Best of the comments, Re: George Takei's wedding on Wil Wheaton's blog

WWdN: In Exile: congratulations, george and brad!

Best comment:

by dake: "What I always say is, if gay marriage is a threat to your marriage, then the problem in your marriage ISN'T gay marriage."

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Question > Music

Who had the distinction of being the only recording artist with a song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 before being signed by a label?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Question > Literature

What author of an oft-censored novel learned about the meat business in Austria, is a veteran of the D-Day invasion at Utah Beach, and once dated a future wife of Charlie Chaplin?

Answer: J.D. Salinger, author of oft-censored The Catcher in the Rye

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Question > Movies

On what silver screen character's arm would you find a tattoo heart with the inscription "To Be Filled In Later"?

Answer: Bellini, from Mr Magorium's Emporium

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Question > Music

What singer had a number 1 hit in 1973, but is perhaps better known from her Emmy-award winning roles on a sketch comedy show, and the subsequent spin-off sitcom?

Answer: Vicki Lawrence. The song was "The Night the Lights Went out in Georgia". The Emmy was for "The Carol Burnett Show", from which her show "Mama's Family" was spun-off.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Fruitcake Trivia

OK... long hiatus... yada yada... busy... blah blah... life changes.

Anyway, this is good enough to being me back for at least one post:

Fruitcake Trivia from the Duluth News Tribune.

Good stuff! Enjoy!