2009 Jeff Goldblum trash tournament: Rico’s Roughnecks Questions by: Rico, Miran T., Colin M., Sinan U

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2009 Jeff Goldblum TRASH Tournament: Rico’s Roughnecks

Questions by: Rico, Miran T., Colin M., Sinan U.

1. This actress has numerous citations on the blog GoFugYourself, where she is consistently referred to only by her last name, in all-capital letters and where she's been dinged for outfits such as a yellow suit whose collar “makes it look like she just recently feasted on the carcass of some fresh prey “ and a “velvet coat over velvet pants with a massive fur hat”. Before her success in mainstream films, she appeared in a number of arthouse films such as Derek Jarman's Edward II and Orlando. During this time, she also developed a performance art piece “The Maybe” wherein she lived on display in a glass box for a week. In 2001, she appeared in (*) The Deep End and Vanilla Sky as an executive of the Life Extension company. In 2008, she had a role in the Coen brothers' Burn After Reading, co-starring with George Clooney for the second time in as many years. For ten points, name this British actress best known for her Oscar-winning role in Michael Clayton and as the White Witch in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Answer: Tilda Swinton

2 A lie detector, jet-pack fuel, a Geiger counter, a xylophone, shark repellent, a roulette wheel and pool table, a washing machine, a water pump, a telegraph, a battery recharger, soap (made from plant fats), lead radiation suits and make-up, a helium balloon (made with rubber raincoats sewn together), and (*) shark repellant. But never a seaworthy raft. These are all objects with a shared provenance, created by a certain character mostly using materials such as bamboo and coconuts. FTP, name their creator who embarked on a “three-hour” tour in a classic TV sitcom.
Answer: Objects improvised by the Professor on Gilligan's Island (or the Professor once the last sentence is reached - be generous in accepting CKEs before then)
3. Their debut album includes a stripped-down hidden track called “Poor Song” about someone who's “afraid of a lot of things” but not “of loving you”, which plays after the end of “Modern Romance”. Before it was released in 2006, their sophomore album was rumored to be a concept album about the lead singer's cat “Coco Beware”; this turned out to be false, although the first single off the album, their most successful to date, was about a (*)feline that would show the singer “where the light is”. Another track from the same album, about imploring a lover not to leave, was recently named one of the best songs of the decade by Pitchfork. FTP name this New York-based art rock group, headed by Karen O, whose songs include “Maps” and “Gold Lion”.
Answer: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
4. Moves in this sport are commonly referred to in competition using four or five character codes. There have been two fatal head injuries in the history of the sport, both resulting from attempts at a 307C. More common are wrist injuries, from repetitive impact, and shoulder injuries. Competitors aim for what they refer to as a “rip”, so-called because it produces a sound similar to ripping a piece of paper. The opposite result - (*)landing flat – causes a sharp pain familiar to even recreational practitioners of this sport, though rarely dangerous even from 10 meters, the maximum height in competition. FTP name this sport practiced by Alexandre Despatie [“day-pa-tee”] and Mark Louganis, in which competitors jump from a platform or springboard and perform acrobatic moves before hitting the water.
Answer: Diving (accept Platform Diving or Springboard Diving before the end of the clue)

5. In this film Cate Blanchett plays the protagonist’s ex-girlfriend, although she is uncredited and wears a surgical gown and mask during her only scene. Peter Jackson also makes a cameo as a (*)Santa Clause who stabs the protagonist in the hand. Two characters in this movie are killed because their Romeo and Juliet play was awful. Although a lot of people have died in the village of Sanford over the years not one of them were murders, just bizzare accidents. FTP, name this movie about a London cop played by Simon Pegg who gets transferred to the village of Sanford because he was making the rest of his precinct look bad.

Answer: Hot Fuzz
6. As of August 23, 2009, seven movies released in 2009 find themselves here, Up being the highest and Moon being the lowest. For a movie to be considered for this it must be at least 45 minutes and must have received at least (*) 1500 votes. The earliest film currently on this is Charlie Chaplin's 1921 film The Kid. For a few weeks after its release, The Dark Knight was first on this but it currently sits at eight and Shawshank Redemption has retaken its place. FTP name this ranked list of the best rated movies on a very popular film and TV website.
Answer: IMDB Top 250 (prompt on “IMDB”)

7. “Sex kick”, “no Johns”, “SHFFLing” and “wobbling” are just some of the jargon terms that have come out of this series' thriving tournament scene, mostly based around the second installment in the series. The third and most recent game has not been well-received by some of the community owing to changes such as a reduction in hitstun, the removal of teching and (*) wavedashing, the addition of tripping, and a greater perceived imbalance among characters: one of the game's 35 characters is considered so powerful, owing to the high priority on moves such as mach tornado, and drill rush, that tournaments are moving to ban his use. Though technically considered fighting games, they are different from most in that the goal is to force your opponent off the stage, rather than reducing their health bar to zero. FTP name this video game series which has seen characters such as Captain Falcon, Jigglypuff, Samus Aran, and Mario fight to the death.

Answer: Super Smash Bros. series
8. Because of the practice of wiping old episodes at the time, only a few episodes of the first season of this show remain: “The Frighteners”, “Girl on the Trapeze”, and about 20 minutes of the premier episode “Hot Snow” about a package of heroin mistakenly sent to the office of Dr. Keel, which results in the murder of his fiancée. (*) Patrick Macnee was a constant, but the show's nine-year run saw a revolving door of actors and actresses playing his partner including Ian Henry, Linda Thorson, and Honour Blackman. However, fans tend to overwhelmingly favour Diana Rigg's character, remembered for her sharp wit and scandalous leather catsuit. FTP name this British spy series, adapted in 1998 into an execrable movie starring Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman as Emma Peel.

Answer: The Avengers

9. According to the opening track on her 2004 self-titled album, she's a “two-time recipient of the Nobel prize for super foxiest female ever”, though this claim is dubious. That album was the first she released on her own record label “Konichiwa Records”, after splitting from her former label, and marked a shift toward a more electro-pop sound, especially in tracks like (*) “Bum Like You” and a cover of the Teddybears' “Cobrastyle”, featured on the international release. She's experienced a steady popularity in Norway, the Netherlands, and her native Sweden, but most North American audiences will remember her for a couple top-ten pop hits in the nineties. FTP, name this asymmetrically-coiffed singer of “Do You Know (What it Takes)” and “Show me Love”.
Answer: Robyn
10. His daughter Jenny wrote the screenplay to the 2008 movie Rachel Getting Married. In 1978 he directed Michael Jackson and Diana Ross in the film adaptation of The Wiz, the movie was not successful. He got a best director and picture oscar nomination on his first attempt in 1957 for the movie (*) 12 Angry Men. He went on to get three more Best Director nominations; the last of which came in 1982 for The Verdict. Although he is currently 85 years old in 2007 he directed Ethan Hawke and Philip Seymour Hoffman in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead. FTP, name this American director of such films as Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon and Network.
Answer: Sidney Lumet
11. In the Black Butler manga and anime, protagonist Ciel Phantomhive wears one of these to conceal a pentagram that hints at his dark past. In the fighting game BlazBlue, the character v-13 [pronounced “new” - don't ask] wears one, though it's unclear why an android-girl would need one. Twin Peaks character Nadine Hurley has worn one ever since her Honeymoon with Big Ed. (*) Xander Harris wore one for much of season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and it has become part of his signature look in the Buffy comic book series. Elle Driver, of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad has worn one ever since an unfortunate incident involving poisoned fish heads, however the lack of depth perception doesn't seem to impair her ability to kick ass with a samurai sword. For 10 points, name this accessory, often associated with pirates
Answer: eyepatch
12. An incident involving this player’s girlfriend caused LeBron James to lead his Cavaliers to a victory from down seventeen in the fourth quarter. At Georgia Tech, he averaged 16 points and 9 rebounds a game, (*) and his numbers would improve to the point where he would become a regular all-star for the Eastern Conference, despite feeling the need to post You-Tube videos of his candidacy. Playing alongside Amir Johnson, Hedo Turkoglu and Jose Calderon this season, this is, FTP, what player who was selected immediately after Carmelo Anthony in the 2003 NBA draft, who wears #4 for the Toronto Raptors?

Answer: Chris Bosh

13, Jessica Tuck has a minor recurring role as Nan Flanagan, a spokesperson for the AVL; in the first episode, she banters with Bill Maher, and in later episodes she shows considerable calm debating Theodore Newlin and son Steve on cable news shows. A dead possum, a rattlesnake, an insect emerging from its coccoon, a toddler in KKK regalia, (*) a group of children eating berries, and a baptism are among the images featured in the show's lurid opening credits. Over two seasons, the show has admitted a number of supernatural beings in addition to the ones at the centre of the show's conceit, including werewolves, shapeshifters, and a maenad. For 10 points, name this HBO drama starring Anna Paquin premised on a world where, following the invention of a synthetic blood substitute, vampires have “come out of the coffin” and admitted their existence to the world.

Answer: True Blood
14. After coming over from Slovakia, this player started his North American playing career with the WHL’s Portland Winter Hawks. He saw his best season in 06-07 with the Atlanta Thrashers, where he put up 100 points, and has made the playoffs every year of his career except one. Some would argue that this is because he keeps (*) flip-flopping allegiances, as he spent one season in Pittsburgh before being signed by the team the Penguins lost to in the finals, the Detroit Red Wings. FTP, name this former Ottawa Senator recently signed by the Chicago Blackhawks.
Answer: Marian Hossa
15. Visited less frequently than New York and slightly more than Kentucky, it was temporarily replaced by a stock exchange in 1936. In “The Landlord’s Game”, it is a public green. It is the title of a 1988 standalone card game, also called “Tempo”, that featured errand or point cards like visit the health club or renew your driver's license. Unofficially, in “Here and Now”, visiting can be worth (*) $5 million. It is no longer available in Atlantic City. FTP, name this space where you might want to leave your car on a Monopoly board. (Video/games 2)
Answer: Free Parking
16. Orlando Magic’s J.J. Redick allegedly employed it during his time at Duke University making him “the most hated athlete in America”. Three football players at an Iowa high school were suspended in 2007, and 34 photos from the 2000 yearbook at a Pennsylvania high school had to be air-brushed because of it. In 2009, the rapper Pitbull refers to it in his song Hotel Room Service by singing “She like that freaky stuff, (*) 2 in the oh! and 1 in the ah!” The website CollegeHumor sells a “Big” version of it which is basically a huge foam glove with a finger displaying the namesake gesture. Colloquially known as “two in the pink, one in the stink”, this is – FTP – what sexual hand gesture consisting of the index and middle fingers kept together and the back of the hand facing outwards.

Answer: The Shocker

17. YEAR AND TEAM REQUIRED. This team won a controversial game over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13, 27-24, that they would have lost had the Ravens not called a timeout thereby negating their own game-ending sack. A memorable moment for this team’s fans came on a single play against the (*) New York Giants, where two different records were broken as Randy Moss caught his 23rd touchdown, giving Tom Brady his 50th. Ultimately losing on a David Tyree catch, this is, FTP, what team coached by Bill Belichick, plagued by Spygate, the only team to go 16-0 in the regular season?
Answer: 2007 New England Patriots (accept either of the latter as long as “2007” is mentioned)

18. The 1996 UK Christmas holiday number one, this ballad was postponed for release as a single in North America until summer 1997 after two dance hits charted internationally. Its video was given the “Pop-Up” treatment on VH-1 and achieved notoriety for having a “digital dildo” flying past the head of one of the quintet’s singers which is in line with song’s sexual content but not its original theme of “boys and girls go (*) good together”, a line which was later changed with some live performances. FTP, name this song which, in North America, was a follow-up single to “Say You’ll Be There” and “Wannabe”; a hit that encourages lovers to be more conscious about condom use by the Spice Girls.

Answer: 2 Become 1 (do not accept “When 2 Become 1”, that’s another song)

19. This baseball team, owned by Ted Lerner, left RFK Stadium in 2007 to play in their namesake park, where, true to tradition, President George W. Bush threw the first pitch. In the game itself, they want on to defeat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 off Ryan Zimmerman’s walk-off homerun. Other players playing for this team include pitchers (*) Collin Balester and John Lannan, as well as slugger Adam Dunn. Despite losing 102 games in 2008, this team’s future looks solid having signed pitcher Stephen Strasburg to a $15 million deal. FTP, name this team, formerly the Montreal Expos, that play in the U.S. capital.

Answer: Washington Nationals (accept either)
20. This actor’s work in TV serials began with his portrayal of Bradley Grist in NBC’s short-lived ‘90s sitcom The Powers That Be as an aide to John Forsythe’s Senator William Powers. He re-emerged on CBS as Alan Birch, a hospital lawyer nicknamed “The Eel” on two seasons of Chicago Hope before being killed off by a gunshot. He would then take on another lawyer character, nicknamed “The Biscuit”, for a second (*) David E. Kelley show. Another character, Larry Fleinhardt, was shot into space so this actor can take on a stint as White House chief-of-staff Tom Lennox on 24. FTP, name this Texan actor who played a math genius on NUMB3RS and John Cage on Ally McBeal.

Answer: Peter MacNicol

21. Its artist hinted on its completion to MTV and confirmed it during the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards. Released on November 13, 2007 and the artist’s third studio release since 2003, its “Super Edition” was released in November 2008 with three additional tracks including “Saviour” and the theme to the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, “Another Way to Die.” Its lead single begins with the artist mentioning “I just want you close / Where you can stay forever.” This (*) album spawned four Billboard Hot 100 singles: “Teenage Love Affair”, “Superwoman”, “Like You’ll Never See Me Again” and the number one lead single “No One”. Billboard’s best-selling 2008 album as well as 2008’s best-selling R&B album, this is – FTP – what compilation by Alicia Keys?
Answer: As I Am

22. In 2007, when audiences were disappointed to find this character never married at the end of the series of books in which he is most famous, its author jokingly replied, “At least I didn’t kill him.” He took over Silvanus Kettleburn’s position upon his resignation in the third book; and, in the fourth book, had a love interest with Madame Olympe Maxime, the headmistress of the (*) Beauxbatons Academy. His “twice as tall and nearly five times as wide” stature was a result of being the son to the giantess Fridwulfa who left him as an infant to his wizard father. The professor for The Care of Magical Creatures at Hogwarts, FTP name this huge, burly groundskeeper and close friend of Harry Potter.

Answer: Rubeus Hagrid
23. Maxine Clark opened its first store in 1997 in the Saint Louis Galleria; and has since published a book on her business models subtitled “Building a Company With Heart.” Customers at her store go through “Choose Me”, “Hear Me” to give it a voice, (*) “Stuff Me and Heart Stuff” for its inner workings, “Stitch Me” which includes a barcode attachment in the event it gets lost by the owner, “Fluff Me” where it’s groomed, “Name Me”, “Dress Me”, and finally “Take Me Home” which includes customers receiving a customized birth certificate, a Buy Stuff Club card, and a Cub Condo carrying case to tote the final product in. FTP, name this store where kids can create stuffed teddies.
Answer: Build-A-Bear Workshop
24. The studio wanted this actor to play the lead in The Wrestler instead of Mickey Rourke because he would have made the film more profitable while Rourke was thought to be unreliable. He had early roles in three Francis Ford Coppola films: Rumble Fish, The Cotton Club and Peggy Sue Got Married, although this shouldn't be a surprise since they are related. He played the lead role in the Coen Brothers’ second film (*) Raising Arizona and, in the same year, got nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in Moonstruck. FTP, name this Oscar-winning actor who changed his last name from Coppola to that of a Marvel superhero.
Answer: Nicholas Cage
25. It was invented by Danish immigrant storekeeper Christian Kent Nelson who tried to combine two treats as a special favour for a boy who wanted both but could only afford one. In 1921, Nelson entered an agreement to produce it with Russell Stover and, in 1922, he received a patent for any candy-covered (*) frozen material but was invalidated in 1929 to allow generic versions of it to be sold in supermarket freezers. FTP, name this treat which Nelson originally called “The I-Scream Bar”.
Answer: Eskimo Pie

1. FTP each, name some of these actors who played themselves in a movies: (Movies 1)
A. [10] This action movie actor played himself in a 2008 movie named after him. He loses a movie role to Steven Seagal, going to lose custody of his daughter to his ex-wife, and finds himself in the middle of a hostage situation.

Answer: Jean-Claude Van Damme

B. [10] This actor played himself in a movie in which he mistakes Tess for Julia Roberts and ends up messing up the groups attempt to steal the Coronation Egg.

Answer: Bruce Willis

C. [10] This former child star and current sitcom star played a more heterosexual version of himself in a movie where he steals the protagonists' car and ends up snorting cocaine off a hooker's ass while sticking out of the sunroof of the car.

Answer: Neil Patrick Harris

2. Name these basketball GMs FTPE: (Sports 1)
A. [10] Some say the 2007-08 Boston Celtics won the NBA Championship thanks to this former Celtic and current Minnesota GM, who traded them Kevin Garnett for Al Jefferson and some chump change.

Answer: Kevin McHale

B. [10] Although he was lauded earlier for bringing “Rip” Hamilton to his team, this former Detroit Pistons shooting guard has made some bad moves lately in trading Chauncey Billups for Allen Iverson.

Answer: Joe Dumars

C. [10] Formerly of the Phoenix Suns, this Toronto Raptors GM has been busy in the offseason, signing Hedo Turkoglu and acquiring Reggie Evans and Antoine Wright among others.

Answer: Brian Colangelo

2. FTP each, name these films from the 70s and 80s given a part of a monologue or speech from the film. (Movies 2)
A. [10] “There's an old joke. Umm, two elderly women are at a Catskill Mountain resort. And one of 'em says: 'Boy, the food in this place is really terrible.' The other one says: 'Yeah, I know. And such small portions.' Well, that's essentially how I feel about life. Full of loneliness and misery and suffering and unhappiness, and it's all over much too quickly...”

Answer: Annie Hall

B. [10] “Extraordinary! On the page it looked nothing. The beginning: simple, almost comic. Just a pulse -- bassoons and basset horns -- like a rusty squeezebox. Then suddenly - high above it - an oboe, a single note, hanging there unwavering, till a clarinet took over and sweetened it into a phrase of such delight! This was no composition by a performing monkey! This was a music I'd never heard. Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing, it had me trembling. It seemed to me that I was hearing a voice of God.”

Answer: Amadeus

C. [10] “I am not a destroyer of companies. I am a liberator of them. The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed - for lack of a better word - is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms - greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge - has marked the upward surge of mankind. And Greed - you mark my words - will not only save Teldar Paper but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA. Thank you very much.”

Answer: Wall Street


Rico: Hey guys, welcome to the inaugural summer TRASH tourney! Here’s your bonus. For ten points each, identify the game show based on the theme music you’re about to hear.
A. [10] Here is game show music clip #1.

Answer: Deal or No Deal

B. [10] Now, game show music clip #2

Answer: Don’t Forget the Lyrics

C. [10] And, finally, game show music theme #3.

Answer: 1 vs. 100

4. For ten points each, answer the following questions about a time-honoured hipster tradition: the ironic cover.
A. [10] Fergie was apparently so taken by Alanis Morrisette's slow, angsty cover of this song that she sent her an ass-shaped cake.

Answer: My Humps

B. [10] Ben Folds famously covered this song from Dr. Dre's 1992 album, “The Chronic” in a typically mellow fashion. It reminisces about “Mandy May” who was “tricking while he was draped in his county blues”.

Answer: Bitches Ain't Shit

C. [10] In 2008, Swedish singer/songwriter Victoria Bergsman under the alias “Taken by Trees” finally gave this Guns n' Roses song the soft, dreamy vocal treatment it deserves. Her cover is featured in the trailer for the 2009 remake of Wes Craven's “Last House on the Left”.

Answer: Sweet Child o' Mine

5. For ten points each, answer these questions about fictional characters who came out of the closet unexpectedly:
A. [10] In the statement that launched 1,000 fanfics, J.K. Rowling announced in 2007 that this character in the Harry Potter series is gay, adding a new dimension to his relationship with Gellert Grindelwald.

Answer: Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore

B. [10] When this character came out as lesbian, it came as something of a surprise since she had spent years holding a torch for Xander Harris, and had been happily dating Oz before he ran off to Tibet to try to control his lycanthropy.

Answer: Willow Rosenberg

C. [10] This founding X-men member came out of the closet during Grant Morrison's run on New X-men, after being dumped by girlfriend Trish Trillby. However, a few issues later, Emma Frost, as “one of the world's most renowned and prurient telepathic talents” peeks into his mind and reveals that he's only trying to be provocative.

Answer: Beast (accept either underlined part: Hank McCoy)

6. On February 13th, fanboys everywhere rejoiced at the debut of Joss Whedon's latest endeavour, “Dollhouse”. For ten points each, answer these questions about a superficially related film:
A. [10] A classic tale of unrequited love and New Jersey fashion, this 1995 film launched the career of Todd Solondz. The title comes from a song sung by Steve, the protagonist's love interest – of the title object, he says “I've got it all set up for you”.

Answer: Welcome to the Dollhouse

B. [10] Known to her peers as “wienerdog” and “dog face”, this is the film's protagonist.

Answer: Dawn Wiener

C. [10] In 2004 Solondz directed this spiritual sequel to “Welcome to the Dollhouse”, which begins with the funeral of Dawn Wiener. The protagonist, Aviva, is played by eight different actors and the message, hinted at by the film's title, and enunciated in the end by Dawn's brother Mark seems to be “people end up the way they start”.

Answer: Palindromes

7. Name these athletes who won gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, FTPE:

A. [10] This University of Michigan swimmer beat out Serbian Milorad Cavic by 0.01 seconds to capture the closest of his eight gold medal wins.

Answer: Michael Phelps

B. [10] This U.S. gymnast won a total of five medals at Beijing, with her only victory coming in the Women’s individual all-around over teammate Shawn Johnson.

Answer: Nastia Liukin

C. [10] One of the reasons Nastia only won one gold was due to the strength of the Chinese gymnasts such as this one who beat out Nastia on the uneven bars and was rumoured to have been born in 1994, thereby being too young to legally compete.

Answer: He Kexin [kay-ZHIN] (but be lenient with pronunciation)

8. FTP each, given a television show name the hospital where the mentioned show is based:

A. [10] Grey’s Anatomy.

Answer: Seattle Grace Hospital

B. [10] ER, the show that ended its run on NBC in April 2009; not the ’80s comedy on CBS.

Answer: County General Hospital

C. [10] House, M.D.

Answer: Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital

9. The finale of cycle 12 of America's Next Top Model was incredibly lame, so answer some questions about real top models of the world for ten points each.

A. [10] Karl Lagerfeld dismissed the “Top Model” formula, saying it would be never produce a model on the same level as this Australian model, known for her “baby doll-like” features. In 2004, at the age of 16, she became the youngest model to appear on the cover of the American edition of Vogue.

Answer: Gemma Ward

B. [10] This Canadian model has come a long way from being discovered in a Tim Hortons in Barrie, Ontario. She's appeared on a number of Vogue covers, walked the runway for virtually every top designer, and served as the inspiration for a bag named after her, designed by Marc Jacobs.

Answer: Jessica Stam

C. [10] Though perhaps now better known for her tempestuous relationship with Pete Doherty and party lifestyle, this Briton is still a working top model. She currently has campaigns with Donna Karan, Stella McCartney, and Roberto Cavalli.

Answer: Kate Moss


Rico: Here we are again. This time, for ten points each, name the classic coin-op videogame being played from a brief video clip.

A. [10] Play Bonus Clip #1.

Answer: Bubble Bobble

B. [10] Play Bonus Clip #2.

Answer: Missle Command

C. [10] Play Bonus Clip #3.

Answer: Quiz and Dragons

11. In his collection Girl with Curious Hair, David Foster Wallace wrote about a fictional actress who had recently starred in a weiner commercial, obsessively preparing for an appearance on the David Letterman show. FTPE, name these real-life Letterman guests whose catastrophic appearances suggest they could have used more preparation.
A. [10] This singer brought a pair of her panties to her second Letterman appearance, which she exhorted Dave to sniff. She uttered the f-word 13 times, making the episode the most-censored talk show episode in history, and ended the interview by asking Dave if he had smoked “Endo”.

Answer: Madonna

B. [10] The only time Dave ever walked off stage during an interview was during an appearance in 1987 by this actor during which he almost delivered a karate kick to Dave's face, wearing platform shoes.

Answer: Crispin Glover

C. [10] When this actor appeared to promote his film Two Lovers, he appeared catatonic, with his face hidden behind sunglasses and a beard, leading some to speculate that it was an Andy Kaufman-esque stunt. Dave ended the interview by saying “I'm sorry you couldn't be here tonight”.

Answer: Joaquin Phoenix (prompt on: Phoenix)

12. Name these hockey milestones, FTPE:

A. [10] The greatest number of points scored in a single season was by Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers. FTP, name either the number of points he scored OR the years in which he accomplished this feat.

Answer: 212 or 1981-82 Season (prompt on either year)

B. [10] This silver medalist and goaltender was the only woman ever to play in an NHL game, doing so for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1992 and 1993.

Answer: Manon Rhéaume

C. [10] This former Philadelphia Flyers goaltender is one of two to have actually scored more than one goal in an NHL game, and unlike Martin Brodeur, he actually shot the puck into the net rather than being credited with a goal the other team scored on themselves.

Answer: Ron Hextall

13. FTP each, name some of these famous brothers who direct together.
A. [10] Probably the most famous directing duo, their new film A Serious Man will premiere at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. They are more famous for directing the 2007 Academy Award winning film No Country For Old Men.

Answer: Coen Brothers (accept: Joel and Ethan Coen)

B. [10] They directed a remake of 1997 British film about soccer, but transposed it to the US and switched soccer for baseball and cast Jimmy Fallon in the lead role. That movie Fever Pitch as well as The Heartbreak Kid, Stuck On You and Osmosis Jones were some of their duds, but they did direct There Is Something About Mary.

Answer: Farrelly Brothers (accept: Peter and Bobby Farrelly)

C. [10] They're breakthrough came in 1999 when they won the Palm d'Or at Cannes for their film Rosetta. They became one of the few people to win the Palm d'Or twice when their 2005 film l'Enfant (The Child) won. They're two films are the only two Belgian films ever to win the Palm d'Or.

Answer: Dardenne Brothers (accept: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)

14. FTPE, name these shows-within-shows.
A. [10] The focus of season 2 of Extras is this show-within-a-show which is savaged by critics and despised by Andy, its creator, for relying on inane catchphrases and funny wigs. The show's theme, sung from the point of view of Rita, says the “highlight of [her] bloody week is” this title event.

Answer: When the Whistle Blows

B. [10] Technically a show within a show within a show, episodes include “100-yard Gash”, “Why do Fools Fall in Lava?”, and “Reservoir Cats”.

Answer: The Itchy and Scratchy Show

C. [10] This show undergoes a last minute name change after Jan Eagleman has already purchased 250,000 talking magazine ads under the old name. The show's theme is performed by “William Hung and his Hung Jury”

Answer: Mock Trial with J. Reinhold (or Judge Reinhold)

15. Name these famous reality TV personalities who passed away recently FTPE. (Television 3)

A. [10] Probably the most newsworthy death among reality TV contestants involved this Calgary native and so-called sweet-talking, suave contestant on VH1's “Megan Wants a Millionaire”. Wanted for the gruesome murder of his ex-wife Jasmine Fiore, a massive manhunt to find him ended with his apparent suicide in a motel room in Hope, B.C. on August 23, 2009.

Answer: Ryan Jenkins

B. [10] On Mother’s Day 2009, this star on the UK’s third installment of Big Brother, and most famous for her racist remarks towards Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty during a UK celebrity version of the show, made world headlines with her plea to women, especially in their 20s, to have pap smear checks before she succumbed to cervical cancer at the young age of 27.

Answer: Jane Goody

C. [10] Famous for her tirades towards Simon Cowell’s rejections during auditions for seasons 7 and 8 of American Idol, this female native of Allentown, Pennsylvania died from a hit-and-run by a New Jersey drunk driver in July 2009 .

Answer: Alexis Cohen

16. If you hit the clubs, then THIS is YOUR bonus … provided you actually listen to the music between drinks. Given the albums, name the artists for ten points each, if you need a hit song you’ll get five points.

A. [10] FutureSex/LoveSounds.
[5] “SexyBack”.

Answer: Justin Timberlake

B. [10] Music of the Sun.
[5] “Pon de Replay”

Answer: Robyn Rihanna Fenty

C. [10] Ta-Dah.
[5] “I Don't Feel Like Dancin'”

Answer: Scissor Sisters

17. FTP each name some of these films by noted Hollywood auteur Renny Harlin.
A. [10] This sequel of a 1988 John McTiernan film is probably Harlin's most acclaimed. Just like its predecessor it also takes place on Christmas Eve, but this time the protagonist is stuck at an airport. Former US Army soldiers take control of air traffic control at Dulles International airport in attempt to rescue a drug lord/dictator of a fictional South American country.

Answer: Die Hard 2: Die Harder

B. [10] This 1999 LL Cool J vehicle features a very cool scene of Samuel Jackson getting his arm bitten off by a genetically engineered Mako Shark, which was created for the sake of curing Alzheimer’s.

Answer: Deep Blue Sea

C. [10] This 2006 flaming piece of shit which stars no one that this writer can recognize tells the story of the Sons of Ipswich. Four brothers possess "the Power" which has been passed down their New England family for generations. They're male witches, shitty emo male witches who make the vampires from Twilight seem vaguely threatening.

Answer: The Covenant

18. Name these current NFL Head Coaches, FTPE:

A. [10] This current head coach of the Cleveland Browns and rival and former staff of Bill Belichick has been lauded a genius by some during his stay with the New York Jets.

Answer: Eric Mangini (accept: Mangenius)

B. [10] This coach won the NFL Coach of the Year Award in 2006 during his first season with the New Orleans Saints, after leading them to a 10-6 record and a loss to the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship game.

Answer: Sean Payton

C. [10] The coach of the aforementioned Bears went on to lose the Super Bowl to Tony Dungy’s Colts, thereby becoming the first African-American head coach to lose in the big game.

Answer: Lovie Smith (do not accept Mike Smith, who currently coaches the Falcons)

19. DVD BONUS: Play menu “TRASH MUSIC BONUS #3”:

Rico: Time for a music bonus. You’ll hear a medley of three singles from a popular album. For five points per answer, name the artist AND the album where the singles debuted.

A. [5/5] PLAY “SONG MEDLEY #1”

Answer: Phil Collins, “No Jacket Required” (songs were “One More Night”, “Take Me Home”, “Sussudio”)

B. [5/5] PLAY “SONG MEDLEY #2”

Answer: Mariah Carey, “Daydream” (songs were “Always Be My Baby”, “One Sweet Day”, “Fantasy”)

C. [5/5] PLAY “SONG MEDLEY #3”

Answer: Nickelback, “All the Right Reasons” (songs were “Photograph”, “Savin’ Me”, “Rockstar”)
20. Google is a true prankster with their unique April Fool’s Day jokes. FTPE:

A. [10] In 2002, Google revealed that the use of this “avian” was behind its efficient PageRank technology.

Answer: PigeonRank

B. [10] In 2005, Google introduced this drink that came in flavours such as Sugar-free Radical and Glutamate Grape, but can only be obtained by returning the cap of a prior bottle.

Answer: Google Gulp

C. [10] Google’s 2008 pranks included the announcement that Google Book Search now allowed you to utilize these books. Users were instructed to place the necessary organs next to their monitors and click “GO”.

Answer: Scratch and Sniff
21. It seems that struggling musical acts nowadays have found a way to gain fame and notoriety by collaborating with more famous artists. For ten points each, answer these questions about notable collaborations on singles.
A. [10] T-Pain collaborated with this rapper on the single “Low”, from his debut album Mail On Sunday, taking it to #1 for ten weeks in early 2008.

Answer: Flo Rida (accept: Tramar Dillard)

B. [10] Multi-talented singer/songwriter Colby O’Donis is featured in this hit 2009 single by Lady Gaga where she laments “Can’t find a drink, oh man / Where are my keys? / I lost my phone, phone…”

Answer: “Just Dance

C. [10] Lil Wayne’s 2008 hit “Lollipop” featured this Grammy-winning artist who never witnessed its release due to his sudden death as a result of complications from surgical malpractice at a Louisville, Kentucky Hospital.

Answer: Static Major (accept: Stephen Ellis Garrett)

22. FTPE, identify these people who have played Ted’s potential love interest on TV’s How I Met Your Mother. (Television 4)
A. [10] Most recently, Ted has pursued Dr. Stella Zinman played by this actress who also plays a doctor on Scrubs.

Answer: Sarah Chalke

B. [10] Ted has hooked up with Trudy played by this actress most famous as Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years.

Answer: Danica McKellar

C. [10] When the series premiered, Ted was dating Robin Scherbatsky portrayed by this regular cast member.

Answer: Cobie Smulders

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