Questions written by: The Artist Formerly Known As “Smedley the Elephant”
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Entered as a medical student and briefly pursued a career in surgery, before deciding on an alternate path. A violent attack by a patient left a medical student dead and seriously wounded him, leading to his battles with substance abuse. He has also suffered from family issues and a failed relationship with Abby. He currently resides in Africa, pursuing his work with Doctors without borders. FTP name this former chief of medicine of County General Hospital, played by Noah Wyle on ER.
Answer: Dr. John Carter
At this time, all throughout the residence, there is not even a shiver from the smallest mammal; laundry was hanging on the mantle, waiting for somebody to take care of it. The kids were all tucked in, while possible distant cousins of the California Raisins occupied their dreams. The family was dressed for the evening hour and just drifting off to sleep. It was perfect for a while, until a racket outside woke everyone up, so a brave soul got up to see what was going on. FTP, (phrased Metalocalypsically) Boy on the street, WHAT DAY IS IT?
Answer: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Born in Autlan de Navarro, Mexico, son of a Mariachi violinist, he began playing the violin at age 5. He would later move with his family to Tijuana, where he would begin his love for another instrument, emulating greats, such as John Lee Hooker and B.B. King. He crossed the border, landing in San Francisco, where he formed a blues band that would land him in the Rock N Roll Hall of fame. FTP, name this musician who is still hitting Billboard Charts to this day.
Answer: Carlos Santana
NAMES THE SAME: One is owned by American Greetings. The other by whoever has the correct recipe. One has toy and clothing lines and more friends than me. The other has more like cousins than friends, lesser known and prepared using peaches or blueberries. One has a cat named custard and was sadly discontinued for over twenty years from 1985-2006. The other will only be discontinued if the worlds strangely stops enjoying combinations of sweet fruits and breads topped with whipped cream. FTP, name the commonly named 80s fad and wonderful dessert.
Answer: Strawberry Shortcake
Drafted 12th overall in the 1989 draft, he sits at 10th on the all time steals list, with 2075, including a career high 10 against the Philadelphia 76ers in 1998. He led his team in assists and steals for eight straight seasons, playing in New Jersey and Atlanta. He is number is honored by Pearl Jam, who used it as title for their 1991 album, when they couldn’t use his name as their band name. FTP name this former NBA all-star, the all-time leader in Atlanta Hawk history in three pointers made and attempted.
Answer: Mookie Blaylock
Born November 7, 1943 in Fort MacLeod, Alberta, Canada. She can be heard doing background vocals on Carole King’s Tapestry and is featured on James Taylor’s Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon. She however is more famous for her own work throughout the 1970s and 80s. A tribute album for her is due to be released two weeks from today. Born Roberta Joan Anderson, contracted polio at 9 years old, FTP name this Singer/Songwriter who changed the world with her ablums Blue, Court and Spark, and The Hissing of Summer Lawns.
Answer: Joni Mitchell
Beginning in 1925 as a small town soda fountain, they now find themselves in 17 countries, world-wide. Known in the 1950s for large guest-rooms, air conditioning and television, they went public in 1961 with 88 units in 33 US States. There are now 450 total units, all equipped with President Ken Greene’s approval, and sufficient encouragement to “Go Anywhere. Stay Here.” FTP, name this well-known hotel chain.
Answer: Howard Johnson Hotels
This seven-year veteran of the NFL set receiving records at Mountain View High School in Mesa, Arizona. He then reset the Arizona State University all-time receptions records for tight ends with 115, passing Ken Dyer. He has the NFL record for most 2 point conversions in a singles season, when he had four in 2003. His 316 catches for 3,568 and 26 touchdowns from 2001-2006 earned him an Under Armour Commercial and the loving nickname Stormin’ Mormon. FTP, name this NFL tight end, who has spent the beginning of his career clad in Baltimore Purple.
Answer: Todd Heap
You could be told you have natural leadership skills, the ability to make quick decisions, are driven to accomplish and are very verbal about your opinions, if you are found to mirror his personality on www.snowwhitetest.com, though you also show feelings of inadequacy. He, personally might mistakenly tell you to “search every crook an’ nanny” when coming back to a cottage that is mysteriously tidied up. The only one that knows how to get Grumpy into the wash trough, he is constantly convincing the dwarves that the trouble in having Snow White around is worth it. FTP, name this good-natured leader of the seven dwarves, sporting and adorable beard and glasses combo.
Answer: Doc (Note: I tested as a Sneezy)
Growing up rivals in Urbania, Ohio, he was always bested by his athletically superior brother, Kevin. The final showdown takes place in a peewee football game, where his team of rejects is inspired by his story of the one time he beat Kevin down Cherry Hill on his bike, and the appearance of their best player, his daughter, Becky “Icebox”. His team comes back to win on what is referred to, but in no way resembles the Annexation of Puerto Rico. FTP, name this brother, played by Rick Moranis, coach of the Little Giants.
Answer: Danny O’Shea
Drafted in the 3rd Round of the 1992 draft, by the then Quebec Nordiques, he made minor news as a backup for several years in Dallas. He has since split time for his new team, first with Jamie McLennan, where he set a record for lowest goals against average for an expansion goaltender, with a 2.42. He later split his time with a goalie who led the Edmonton Oilers to the Stanley Cup Finals Last Season. FTP, name this NHL Goalie, who benefited from the Dwayne Roloson, as it secured him the starting job in Minnesota for 2006-2007.
Answer: Manny Fernandez
“I met her in a hotel lobby, masturbating to a magazine. She said how’d you like to waste some time, and I could not resist…. She took me to her castle and I just couldn’t believe my eyes. She had so many devices, everything that money could buy. She said sign your name on the dotted line, the lights when out, and…” FTP, name this track originally off Prince’s Purple Rain, which helped inspire Tipper Gores Advisory label and was later covered by the Foo Fighters as a 2003 B-Side to the Single Have it All.
Answer: Darling Nikki
Founded in 1880, first radio broadcast in 1931, a satellite radio station was created in September 2006, streaming opera 24/7. It also now presents HD versions of its performances to be shown in theaters in the USA, Canada, Japan and several European Countries. However, most trash-a-liciously, it is known for Chris Rock and Jamie Foxx’s appearances there in 1999 and 2001 as host of the MTV Video Music Awards, while Radio City Music Hall was under renovation. FTP, name this beacon of music history, located in Lincoln Center, Manhattan.
Answer: The Metropolitan Opera House
He started his career as a reporter for the Harrow Observer, moving soon to the Daily Mail, as London’s youngest Page One Reporter, at 18 years old. He moved to America in 1963, writing for several publications before founding GO magazine and editing the show business section of The Star. He has done television work on CNN, Entertainment Tonight, and was vital in starting Good Morning Australia, as well as the Food Network. He is most noted for his 1980s televisions show, though I think he should be equally known for his appearance at Wrestlemania IV. FTP, name this British Television Host, who is yet to comment on the Good Charlotte Song that shares a name with his famous program.
Answer: Robin Leach
The high-rise building shown in the opening credits is located at East 85th St and Third Avenue on the Upper East Side. It ran 11 Seasons and 253 episodes. The least politically motivated of Norman Lear’s shows, it was the third highest rated network program, during its 8th season, behind 60 minutes and Dallas, ruling Sunday nights from 1979-1984. Star, Isabel Sanford, doubted the potential of the show and was reluctant to leave her other program at the beginning, but she and Sherman Helmsley made it one of the most popular shows of its time. FTP, name this CBS sitcom about an upper middle class African American Family, known for finally getting their piece of the pie.
Answer: The Jeffersons
As a giant version of herself, she wears black spiked heals and rolls around a white universe, one by one swallowing Kevin Baldes, Jeremy Popoff, Allen Schellenberger, and A. Jay Popoff, as they play and sing about how melancholy she is making them. Probably better known for other small screen and literary work, FTP, name this actress/model, who made a memorable cameo in Lit’s 2000 off the album, A Place in the Sun.
Answer: Pamela Anderson
Orginally from Scranton, Pennsylvania, attending Bishop Hannan Highschool, he finished Pennsylvania’s 7th all-time leading high school scorer with 2917 points. He graduated with a degree in Speech Communications, three years after winning an NCAA National Championship. He’s gone on to play briefly with Olympiacos BC in Greece and with the Bakersfield Jam in the NBA Developmental League. His college career came to an end after he was upset by the 12th seeded Aggies of Texas A&M. FTP, name this beloved college guard, who was held without a point for the only time in his full four year career in that final game.
Answer: Gerry MacNamara
He began working at a meet market in Detroit. He later leased the Kolling meat market, along with his brother Gottfried. He became famous in 1904, when his name first hit the market. His fame grew with an interestingly named mechanical innovation in the 1930s, and later with a famous 1970s television commercial. FTP, name this Bavarian immigrant, with a less commonly known middle name of Ferdinand, who taught us all the name of our bologna in the 1970s.
Answer: Oscar Meyer
His first short film was entitled Six Men Getting Sick. He also created The Alphabet. He was given a grant from the American Film Institute, with which he produced The Grandmother. He has been nominated for four Academy awards and premiered his latest film at the Venice Film Festival, where he was given a Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement. He is better known for projects such Wild at Heart. FTP, name this Filmmaker well-known for his collaborative work with Angelo Badalamenti and Jack Nance.
Answer: David Lynch
The Minnesota Twins, The Los Angeles Dodgers, The Milwaukee Brewers, The Cleveland Indians, The Baltimore Orioles, The Saint Louis Cardinals, The San Diego Padres, The New York Yankees. If you haven’t figured it out at this point, this packet celebrates the wonder that was the 1986 New York Mets World Series. So please, FTP name the man who pitched for all the above teams and notably recorded the final out of the very World Series in questions.
Answer: Jesse Orosco
The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh, James Earl Jones. You can’t have baseball without him. To that end, name these James Earl Jones movies from memorable quotes FTPE.
So you see, my son, there is a fine line between love and nausea.Coming to America.
I’m only brave when I have to be.Being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble. The Lion King
That is strength, boy!That is power! What is steel compared to the hand that wields it? Look at the strength in your body, the desire in your heart, I gave you this! Such a waste. Conan the Barbarian
The turning point of the 1986 series was a ground ball not far from the first base line. But FTPE, can you name these rock songs with famous bass lines by a few lyrics and they’re worth 5 pt if you need the artist.
I pulled into town in a police car. Your daddy said I took it just a little too far. You’re telling me things but you’re girlfriend lied. You can’t catch me cause the rabbit gone died. Aerosmith Sweet Emotion
Don’t give me that do goody good bullshit. I’m in the hi-fidelity traveling set and I think I need a Lear jet. Pink Floyd Money
Some may say I’m wishing my days away. No way. And if it’s the price I pay, some say, tomorrow’s another day. You stay. I may as well play. The Police Walking on the Moon
Keith Hernandez is of course famous for his contribution to the 1986 Mets World Series Team. But he is also well-known for he and Jerry’s ambiguous relationship on Seinfeld. FTPE, can you identify these actresses who guest starred on the show by a description of their relationship with Jerry.
She plays one of Jerry’s many girlfriends. Her and Jerry feign marriage in order to receive a dry-cleaning discount, until they discover how difficult married life is. Courtney Cox
She criticizes Jerry for his lack of emotion, before he finally lets lose real anger, which eventually drives her away. After the break up, Jerry cries, and is drive to exclaim upon tragic revelation, “I feel.” Lori Loughlin
Jerry runs into trouble when his girlfriend and her mother battle for him through the speed dial positions on their home phones. Lauren Graham
You can’t celebrate the Mets’ victory in 1986 without talking about Bill Buckner. So how about a bonus about some other baseball fielding lapses that you may know.
FTP, name the fielder who went up for to take a homerun away from Derek Jeter in Game 1 of the 1996 ALCS, before the ball was taken from him. Tony Tarasco
FFPE, name the Marlin’s batter and Cub’s outfielder who were involved in Steve Bartman’s piece of baseball history in 2003. Oh how Mark Prior has fallen since then. Luis Castillo and Moises Alou
FTP. I hope you have watched your Sportscenter recently. If so, perhaps you can name the Pittsburgh Pirates’ outfielder who, exactly one week ago, became the latest victim of the “ball bouncing off glove and over the fence for a homerun” scenario. Xavier Nady
FTP, name the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Level that sounds similar to 1986’s winning team, Dr. Robotnick’s gigantic fortress, equipped with pipe teleporters and screw elevators. Metropolis FTPE, name these other two zones.
The third zone you encounter as you try to avoid drowning, with no help from collapsible columns and other columns that shoot arrows. Aquatic Ruin
An old dark abandoned mine, where you pull on vines to open gates, try to avoid getting squished by oversized wood crates, spiny snake like badniks and other dangerous features of the green cavern. Mystic Cave
What is baseball without beer and what is beer without commercials. To celebrate these two wonderful relations, I ask you to name the Real Man of Genius from one of his nicknames in the song, FFPE. (Moderator Discretion is advised)
Sir On-the-bench-a-lot, because fielding, throwing, and running are overrated anyway. Mr. Baseball Designated Hitter
Mr.Patty’s Day pickup artist Mr. Kiss me I’m Irish Pin Wearer
Mr. Stud in a rug Mr. Really Bad Toupee Wearer
Protector of the Package Mr. Athletic Groin Protector Inventor
Conquistador of the Calorie Mr. Giant Taco Salad Inventor
Ninja of the Nasty Mr. Silent Gas Passer
Sometimes you are theming your bonuses, but there is one you just need to have. This is one of those bonuses. For 15, 10, or 5 pts: name this 1988 movie from the names of the characters.
A. 15: Spike, Sarah 10: Petrie, Ducky 5: Littlefoot, Sharptooth.
The Land Before Time
If you didn’t know, you should be amazed that there are now 12 Land Before Time movies, the most recent coming out this past February. Can you name any of the other 11 by their subtitles. 5 pts for 1, 10 pts for 2, 15 pts for 3-10. 25 pts if you can somehow name them all.
The Great Valley Adventure, The Time of Great Giving, Journey Through the Mists, The Mysterious Island, The Secret of Saurus Rock, The Stone of Cold Fire, The Big Freeze, Journey to Big Water, The Great Longneck Migration, Invasion of the Tinysauruses, The Great Day of the Flyers
There is nothing like playing baseball at Tropicana Field, down in Tampa Bay, or one of those other south parks. Wait..Southpark? What a great topic for a bonus. FTPE
When the Southpark kids take to baseball themselves, and Randy Marsh becomes drunkenly unsure of whether or not this is indeed America and not some communist country, this is the team they play in the final game in the episode. Denver
If you ask Eric Cartman, this is the best dish in which to make some one HA HUH HA HUH HA HA, Eat their parents. Chile
What is the name of Stan’s dog, who runs off to Big Gay Al’s Big Gay Animal Sanctuary, during another sports themed Southpark episode, which features a Stamos. Sparky
I love hockey. So I am once again leaving the theme to put forth a bonus. But for thematic sake, let’s answers these questions about Stanley Cup Winners between 1986 and 2000 (important years in Mets WS History). Identify the champions by the Conn Smythe winner. 5 pts for the team, 5 pts for the year. The answer will be in the form 05-06 Carolina Hurricanes. Either of the two years and either the city or nickname will be accepted. e.g. 05 Carolina and 06 Hurricanes would both be correct answers
A. Claude Lemieux 94-95 New Jersey Devils
B. Al MacInnis 88-89 Calgary Flames
C. Ron Hextall 86-87 Philadelphia Flyers
Not to beat a dead horse, but we all know about Buckner’s E3 changing the 86 series. That’s certainly the kind of E3 call that would have you throwing down a red peg, if you know what I mean. F3PE, name the five ships that you have in your fleet at the beginning of a game of Battleship and the respective number of hits it takes so sink each one. YOU MUST HAVE BOTH THE NAME AND NUMBER FOR THE THREE POINTS. Destroyer 2, Battleship 4, Aircraft Carrier 5, Submarine 3, Cruiser 3
For the other 15 points name this The Legend of Zelda mini-game on Windfall Island, which is a one-way, masked version of battleship AND identify the sea creature which takes the place of ships. The Wind Waker (10pts) Squid (5 pts)
In more baseball spirit, this bonus questions is for lovers of Abbot and Costello. On a system of 5 pts for the first 3 and 5 pts for each additional correct answer, can you name each of the players along with their position in the famous Who’s on First Routine? There is no right fielder named.
Who-1st base, What-2nd base, I don’t know-3rd base, Today-Catcher, Tomorrow-Pitcher, Why-Left Field, Because-Center Field, I don’t give a darn!-Shortstop (Also accept “I don’t care” or “I don’t give a damn”)
Just to get a little more South Park into the bonuses. South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut is a mere 81 min. long. For a maximum of 40 pts, Guess the amount of swear words used during the 81 minutes.
FOR SCORER ONLY:
40pt- within 10
30pt- within 25
20pt- within 50
10pt- within 100
5pt- off by more than 300 399
Because I can tie them into the topic twice, once because of they’re famed track, We are the Champions and again because the New York Mets play their home games in the hideous Shea Stadium in Flushing, Queens, name these Queen albums, when given a few tracks from the album, FTPE.
A. You’re My Best Friend, Love of My Life, Bohemian RhapsodyA Night at the Opera
B. Killer Queen, Lily of the Valley, Now I’m Here Shear Heart Attack
C. Escape from the Swamp, Football Fight, Crash Dive on Mingo CityFlash Gordon
I hope you love baseball as much as I do, because it just keeps coming. In this bonus, please identify for 5-15-10, these famous Bats featured in pop culture.
Because I have to ask, this famous bat has been advised by Alfred and also Morgan Freeman in the newest movie.
15: Name this title character in a 1997 off-Broadway Musical composed by Laurence O’Keefe, who tries to fit in the judgmental town of Hope Falls, WV. Bat Boy
10: Name this silly bat with glasses, who made his way clumsily through Eureka’s Castle during the 1990s. Batley
We’re talking baseball, but there are many balls out there which deserve their due. Can you name these other types of balls from a description, FTPE.
These are the two balls now colored pink on the professional billiard circuit. 7 and 15
This toy was invented for those who couldn’t get their original to sleep. Yoyo ball
These balls gain their power when loaded into a NERF Reactor or Buzzsaw Blaster. NERF Ballistic Balls
You can’t have balls without strikes. So FTPE, can you name these “Strike”-ing video games.
Still the most widely played first-person shooter, originally based on the Source engine designed for Half-Life II. Counter-Strike or CS
This Bowling game came out for the original Playstation in February of 2003, developed by Gotham Games. Big Strike Bowling
Command a fleet of fighters high in the sky while troops clash with the enemy on the ground far below. This game was released on Nintendo DS August 23, 2005, developed by Nintendo. Advance Wars: Dual Strike
We already mentioned Field of Dreams before, but let’s just bring it up again, because where would baseball be without Kevin Costner. I suppose the better question is where would Kevin Costner be without baseball. Well, let’s find out. 5-10-15, name these Kevin Costner movies that had nothing to do with baseball from a brief description.
Lt. John Dunbar is dubbed a hero after he accidentally leads Union troops to a victory during the Civil War. He requests a position on the western frontier, but finds it deserted. He soon finds out he is not alone, but meets "Two-socks" and a curious Indian tribe. He gradually earns the respect of these native people, and sheds his white-man's ways. Dances With Wolves
A gang of ex-cons rob the Riviera Casino's count room during an Elvis impersonator convention. But Thomas Murphy decided to keep all the money for himself and shoot all his partners. Michael Zane must track down Murphy. 3000 Miles to Graceland
Michael "Jay" Cochran has just left the Navy after 12 years. He's not quite sure what he's going to do, except that he knows he wants a holiday. He decides to visit Tiburon Mendez, a powerful but shady Mexican businessman. He dangerously falls for his wife. Revenge
FTPE, name these hit songs from that crazy year 1986 from a lyric. FFPE if you need the name of the artist.
A. I’d drive a million miles to be with you tonight. So if you’re feeling low, turn up your radio. The words we use are strong. They make reality. But now the music’s on. Oh baby, dance with me. ARTIST: Wang Chung Everybody Have Fun Tonight
B. There’s a boy I know, he’s the one I’m dreaming of. Looks into my eyes, takes me to the clouds above. I lose control. Can’t seem to get enough. When I wake from dreaming, tell me is this really love? ARTIST: Whitney Houston How Will I Know?
C. Through the hourglass I saw you. In time you slipped away. when the mirror crashed I called you. And turned to hear you say, if only for today, I’m unafraid. ARTIST: Berlin Take My Breath Away
In the spirit of the 86 series, answer these three questions about the Mets losing effort in the 2000 series FTPE.
A. He was the only Mets’ pitcher to be accredited a win in the five game series loss to the Yankees. John Franco
B. This Yankee pitcher, who took the loss in that game, has since joined the cross-town rival Mets. Orlando Hernandez or El Duque
C. The three players to hit homeruns for the Mets in the series, were of course Mike Piazza, and FFPE, this starting third baseman and this Most of the Time Outfielder. Robin Ventura and Jay Payton
FTPE, name these top grossing movies from the great year of 1986 from a short description.
An Australian safari businessman is invited back to New York by a reporter sent out to interview him. How will he handle the big city? Will she fall for his Aussie charm? Crocodile Dundee
Daniel takes a trip to Okinawa to attend the funeral of his mentor’s father. Both he and his mentor find make new enemies in their pursuit of their respective love interests and Daniel must put his previous training to use once again. The Karate Kid Part II
Sam plots to kill his wife for the money and marry his mistress, but his wife is kidnapped by the Kesslers who want revenge from when Sam stole their savings and Mrs. Kessler’s fashion design marketing it as his own. Sam’s wife hears of his evil doings and she and the kidnappers plan to teach Sam a lesson. Ruthless People