Saturday, April 14, 2007

Trivia Bee with the Jeopardy King

This sounds like a good time:

The 11th annual Trivia Bee drew a record crowd Friday night, selling enough tickets to fill Bellingham High School’s auditorium.


Thirty-one teams of three people each competed at this year’s event, testing their knowledge on topics including sports, history and literature.

And Ken Jennings was there!

I've been reading more an more about other contests and events out there. These charity fundraising events seem like a great time. Feel free to share your experiences, or send me the details so I can post about it here.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Question > Movies

In the movie Fargo, where does Norm Gunderson say his painting will be printed?

UPDATE: Answer: The 3 cent stamp.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Question > Music

What rocker's come-back album in the 90s featured artists such as Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, and Michael Penn as well as the actress Kimmy Robertson?

UPDATE: Answer: Roger McGuinn's "Back from Rio"

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Question > Music

What 1960s rocker created a on-stage shtick complete with turban and robe and extended it to carrying his band equipment around in a 1952 Packard Hearse?

UPDATE: Answer: Domingo “Sam” Samudio from Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Question > General Trivia

Here's a little bunny trivia to honor the holiday. Name the movie, song, tv show, or play from which the following bunny-related quotes come:

1) "That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on! [...] Look, that rabbit's got a vicious streak a mile wide! It's a killer!"

2) "I was walking down along the street and I heard this voice saying, 'Good evening, Mr. [...].' Well, I turned around and here was this big six-foot rabbit leaning up against a lamp-post. Well, I thought nothing of that because when you've lived in a town as long as I've lived in this one, you get used to the fact that everybody knows your name."

3) "And if you go chasing rabbits, and you know you're going to fall, tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar has given you the call."

4) "Kill the rabbit, kill the rabbit, kill the rabbit!"

5) "Attention! Attention! Ladies and gentlemen, attention! There is a herd of killer rabbits headed this way and we desperately need your help!"

UPDATE: Answer:

1) Tim the Enchanter, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
2) Elwood P. Dowd, Harvey
3) Jefferson Airplane, White Rabbit
4) Elmer Fudd, What's Opera Doc?
5) Officer Lopez, Night of the Lepus

Friday, April 06, 2007

Triva. THE Trivia. It's coming!

First article to appear in the lead up to Trivia in two weeks:

For 37 years, the self-proclaimed world's largest trivia contest has attracted thousands of fun-loving players to central Wisconsin. It will again _ thanks to some extra grit from the guru who writes the questions.

It goes into some personal information about Jim Oliva, the main contest writer, that he had alluded to in official communiques. Interesting to us long time players, I'm sure.

Less than two weeks now... it's getting busy here with preparations in full force.

Question > Comics

What costumed hero flew an owl-shaped vehicle named Archie after Archimedes the Owl in Disney's The Sword in the Stone?

UPDATE: Answer: Nite-Owl (version 2) from The Watchmen

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Question > Sports

What is the oldest trophy for which North American-based athletes still compete?

UPDATE: Answer: The NHL's Stanley Cup has been awarded since 1892. It started as an award to the top amateur hockey club in Canada, but evolved into the professional championship trophy over time.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Question > Movies

The submarine in Raiders of the Lost Ark was featured in what other 1981 movie?

UPDATE: Answer: The submarine has been built for Das Boot, the WWII submarine drama.