Round 9 – Beltway IV
TOSSUPS by James Quintong (Team name TBD)
1. The Frogs "I Don’t Care If You Disrespect Me" provides the line "That was a good drum break"(*) while the 1960s educational album called "Sex For Teens" provides the line "What about those who swing both ways, AC/DC’s." It also contains a sample of Mantronix’s "Needle to the Groove." The first video played on M2, it talks about the travails of musicians to "A destination a little up the road" where they were "pulling out jives and jamboree handouts." FTP, get your two turntables and a microphone and identify this Beck hit.
A: WHERE IT’S AT
2. Sports Illustrated ranks him as the No. 11 athlete all-time from the state of Connecticut.(*) He was the first freshman ever nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, doing so in 1986-87, his only season at Boston College before turning pro. In 1989, he won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie and in 1994, he became the first American to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as he helped lead the New York Rangers to the Stanley Cup. FTP, name this two-time winner of the Norris Trophy and current captain of the Rangers.
A: Brian LEETCH
3. Rhythm Heritage took the theme song to this TV show to No. 20 on the Billboard charts, although Sammy Davis Jr.’s(*) version was the one on the program. The theme talks about keeping your eye on the sparrow, however, the pet bird, Fred, was a cockatoo, while the main informant in this detective show was named Rooster. This crime drama revolved around a master of disguise who lived out of the King Edward Hotel. FTP, name this mid-‘70s detective show starring former child star Robert Blake.
4. Its current headquarters are a bunch of offices tucked next to the Palo Alto Coffee Shop in San Mateo, Calif.(*) Its CEO is Eileen Richardson, a former dance club diva and Boston venture capitalists who moved the base of operations away from Massachusetts and out to California. Its roots are very simple – Northeastern student Shawn Fanning read a book on code and crafted his first-ever Windows program. Fanning, with co-creator Sean Parker, helped to tick off the RIAA by finding easier ways to distribute digital music. FTP, name this program that allows users to trade MP3s directly from computer to computer.
5. Surprisingly, this movie was based on a book – Walter Wager’s novel "58 Minutes."(*) Robert Patrick and John Leguizamo also appear briefly in the movie as terrorists who help doom a British plane piloted by Colm Meaney. Italian actor Francisco Nero plays the exiled general Ramon Esperanza, who’s hoping to be freed by William Sadler and the turncoat John Amos. Dennis Franz plays the prototypical cop Carmine Lorenzo trying to keep order on the ground while Fred Dalton Thompson as Trudeau hopes to keep order in the sky. All the while, John McClane is trudging around in the snow trying to stop said terrorists. FTP, name this sequel featuring Bruce Willis running roughshod at Dulles Airport.
A: DIE HARD 2 (acc. DIE HARDER)
6. A biology major at DePauw University, her interesting in writing was sparked with a class she took while a graduate student at the University of Arizona, eventually becoming a science writer there during the early 1980s.(*) Her first novel, written while suffering from insomnia after becoming pregnant and released in 1988, was a somewhat autobiographical work about a woman leaving Kentucky for Tucson. Other works include "Animal Dreams," "Pigs in Heaven" and "Homeland and Other Stories." FTP, name this author of the most recent "The Poisonwood Bible" as well as the aforementioned "The Bean Tree."
A: Barbara KINGSOLVER
7. The schools who have had players win this award multiple times include Colorado, who did it with Alfred Williams in 1990 and Matt Russell in 1996;(*) Illinois, who did it with Dana Howard in 1994 and Kevin Hardy in 1995; and Florida State, who did it with Paul McGowan in 1987 and Marvin Jones in 1992. Other winners include Michigan State’s Percy Snow in 1989, Nebraska’s Trev Alberts in 1993 and Alabama’s Derrick Thomas in 1988. FTP, identify this award, recently won by Penn State’s LaVar Arrington, given to college football’s top linebacker and named after a famous Chicago Bear.
A: BUTKUS Award
8. It’s set at Flatpoint High School, home of the Concrete Donkeys. Among the strange goings on in the school involve the death of the popular Poppy Downes(*) on Glint (aka Satan’s Harelip) as well as a bizarre production of "A Raisin in the Sun." Some of the regular characters include Coach Cheri Wolf, Principal Onyx Blackman, Geoffrey Jellineck, as well as the protagonist, Jerri Blank. FTP, name this Comedy Central series about a 46-year-old ex-con trying to make it in high school.
A: STRANGERS WITH CANDY
9. In 1997, they tried to make a comeback with the album "Some Things Never Change," 10 years after their last studio album "Free As a Bird."(*) They were originally formed in 1969 thanks to a Dutch millionaire bestowing money to Rick Davies to start a band. Davies eventually named his group after a W.H. Davies novel, but didn’t hit big until the mid-‘70s with albums such as "Crime of the Century" and "Even in the Quietest Moments." FTP, name this group that hit it big in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s with songs like "Goodbye Stranger," "The Logical Song" and "Breakfast in America."
10. According to Cosmo Kramer, a bowl of this would really hit the spot.(*) Among the items usually contained in this dish include chicken, tomatoes, peppers, lemon juice, celery, potatoes, meat stock and lentils. British and Scottish soldiers appropriated this dish back to their homeland and even Anglicanized the name from a term meaning "pepper water." FTP, name this curry-flavored, Indian soup.
11. Other members of this 1986 film include Gary Depew as Major Domo,(*) Tony Cox as Hooter and Debbie Lee Carrington as Idee. The basic gist of the movie has the hero fighting off an army commissioned by an evil space queen (played by Anjelica Huston) after rejecting his gift. The hero wins by turning his crew into musical instruments and playing plenty of music to go along with his obvious dancing abilities. FTP, name this 18-minute feature that used to play at Disney's theme parks that starred Michael Jackson.
A: CAPTAIN EO
12. His entertainment career began as part of the musical duo, The Calypso Twins.(*) He currently hosts two primetime variety shows in England "Party of a Lifetime" and "Hidden Camera Show," based in part to his success on BBC Radio’s "More Nosh, Less Dosh" and the morning TV show "Good Morning with Anne and Nick." He’s made his biggest splash as the head chef of the Long Room at Lord’s, leading to such cooking shows as "Can’t Cook. Won’t Cook" and "Meals in Minutes." FTP, name this British chef now invading US airwaves with his combination talk/cooking show.
A: Ainsley HARRIOT
13. Among the actors that grace this film include Henry Gibson promoting the United Appeal for the Dead and Bill Bixby advertising a headache clinic.(*) However, this movie thrives on short film parodies such as "Cleopatra Schwartz" and "Catholic High School Girls in Trouble." The false trailer for "That’s Armageddon" featuring ex-James Bond George Lazenby as well as Donald Sutherland as "The Clumsy Waiter." However, the biggest part of the film is taken up by the kung fu spoof, "A Fistful of Yen." FTP, name this 1977 sketch comedy movie, the first effort by the Zucker brothers, not to be confused with a Colonel Sanders bio-pic.
A: KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE (This tossup written by: Big Jim Slade!)
14. They were last heard from in 1989 with the minor hit "Praying to a New God"(*) off "The Warmer Side of Cool." Originally formed in 1979 by Jack Hues, Nick Feldman and Darren Costin, their first single was "Isn’t It About Time We Were on Television?" Eventually, they would produce four other albums including "Points on a Curve," "Mosaic" as well as the score for "To Live and Die in L.A." FTP, name this ‘80s band best known for the hits "Dance Hall Days" and the ubiquitous "Everybody Have Fun Tonight."
A: WANG CHUNG
15. His No. 18 was the first number ever retired by the Nashville Sounds. He made his major league debut in 1982(*) filling the roster spot left by the retirement of Bobby Murcer. After that, this native of Evansville, Indiana, embarked on an 11-year career that included five seasons over 100 RBIs, a batting title in 1984 and nine Gold Gloves in a 10-year span from 1985-1994. FTP, name this 1985 AL MVP and longtime captain and first baseman for the New York Yankees.
A: Don MATTINGLY
16. First introduced in 1921, it racked up $261.2 million in sales and owns 54 percent of its market. However, taking a cue from the much smaller Spenco(*) company, it has introduced a new, high-tech line of its product that is made totally from a special absorbent material and eschews the middle white pad. Mia Hamm and Jackie Joyner-Kersee helped endorse the new line of this product while Teri Garr used to advertise the product in the mid-1970s. FTP, pull the red string and identify this Johnson and Johnson product that has treated billions of cuts throughout the years.
17. The primary characters in this book first met in the fall of 1976 and their last meeting for a long while took place in the late spring of 1979 with the young man giving "Coach"(*) a briefcase as a going-away gift. It wouldn’t be until 16 years later when the two would meet again, eventually discussing such topics as the young man’s sometimes rocky road to success as a writer, the old man’s battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease and other general ruminations on life on a weekly basis. FTP, name this best-selling book by Mitch Albom about his dying professor.
A: TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
18. Scientists have been using the fungus Myrothecium verrucaria in the fight against this, which was introduced to the United States in 1876.(*) Charlie and Lillie Pleas started selling it via mail in the 1920s while the Soil Conservation Council used it to prevent erosion in the 1930s, thanks to the advocacy of Atlanta writer Channing Cope. It’s also been used to raise goats as well as treat alcoholism. However, it was officially designated a weed in 1972, but that doesn’t stop thousands of Southerners from making all sorts of products from it. FTP, name this ubiquitous plant that seems to grow all over the South.
19. The name’s the same. Both were released in 1999, with one of them being a modest modern rock hit including such tracks as "Zip-Lock," "Quicksand"(*) and "My Own Worst Enemy." The other hit No. 1 on the album charts as well as the country charts featuring singles such as "Senorita Margarita," "Please Remember Me" and "My Best Friend." FTP, name the album named shared by Lit and Tim McGraw.
A: A PLACE IN THE SUN
20. Paula Bell, Paula Hunt, Julie DeMarco, Ginnie, Emily Bradford Taylor,(*) Helen Quilley, Clementine, Lucy Trager and Marge Sherwood. These roles, along with Tracy Mills, are all played by, FTP, this actress who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Viola De Lesseps in "Shakespeare in Love."
A: Gwyneth PALTROW
21. This league’s future expansion efforts include New Orleans, the Bronx, Fort Worth and the Bahamas.(*) Its expansion teams for its 15th season in 2000 are located in Enid, Oklahoma, and Salina, Kansas – its first two teams west of the Mississippi. Current Boston Celtic Adrian Griffin was its player of the year in 1999, while playing for the Atlantic City Seagulls. FTP, name this spring league that has brought back the red, white and blue ball, and features such teams as the Washington Congressionals, Brooklyn Kings and Long Island Surf.
A: United States Basketball League or USBL
BONI by James Quintong (Team name TBD)
1. Woody Boyd was one of the funniest and most memorable characters on "Cheers." Identify some of the memorable events in Woody’s life on the show, FTP each.
a. Woody becomes friends with Robert Urich after making a walk-on appearance on this other Boston-based show.
A: SPENSER: FOR HIRE
b. Woody eventually marries this rich daughter of one of the owners of Cheers.
A: KELLY Gaines Boyd
c. One of the running gags was Woody having to withstand the advances of this man who wanted to steal Kelly.
2. 30-20-10-1. Identify the famous album from tracks.
30: The Chauffeur, Last Chance on the Stairway
20: My Own Way, Save a Prayer
10: New Religion, Hungry Like the Wolf
3. Time for a gastronomic tour of the United States. Identify these famed fast-food joints from around the country, FTP each.
a. John Belushi helped immortalize this dive, now across from the Chicago Tribune building, with his "Cheezburga, cheezburga, cheezburga" chant on "Saturday Night Live."
A: BILLY GOAT Tavern
b. "What’ll ya have" is the greeting given to customers at this legendary Atlanta greasy spoon just outside of Georgia Tech.
A: The VARSITY
c. You only get ribs and white bread at this Birmingham, Alabama, establishment, but many people "go to bed" thinking about how good it was.
A: DREAMLAND Barbecue
4. The Rock says he’s the most electrifying man in sports entertainment today. What you jabronies may not know is that he has deep roots in the history of pro wrestling. Now, the Rock says this, FTP, identify these relatives of the Great One.
a. The Rock’s father was this former WWF tag team champion, who shared the title with Tony Atlas in the early 1980s.
A: Rocky JOHNSON
b. Two of the Rock’s great uncles, Afa and Sika, made up this tag team that lost the tag belts to Johnson and Atlas.
A: The SAMOANS
c. He’s not related to the Rock, but this Hawaiian wrestler and former Intercontinental champion was the first WWF star to use "The Rock" as a nickname.
A: Don "The Magnificent" MURACO
5. Identify these films directed by John Sayles from a description, FTP each.
a. David Straithairn, Mary Elizabeth Mastroantonio and Vanessa Martinez get stuck in the Alaskan wilderness in this 1999 release.
b. This 1988 film features John Cusack, John Mahoney and Charlie Sheen in the story of the Black Sox Scandal.
A: EIGHT MEN OUT
c. Mary McDonnell and Angela Bassett star in this 1992 film about a fallen soap opera star who befriends her troubled nurse.
A: PASSION FISH
6. FTP each, name these works by Michael Crichton, given some brief plot descriptions.
a. When a woman bleeds to death on the operating table, her physician is accused of murder--and another physician searches for the horrible truth.
A: A CASE OF NEED
b. Harry Benson suffered from thought seizures before undergoing an operation that sends electrodes to his brain to calm him down. Unfortunately, he overloads on the electrodes and goes on a killing rampage.
A: The TERMINAL MAN
c. Casey Singleton goes through many hoops to determine why her company’s product "porpoises" from Hong Kong to Denver, leading to a handful of deaths.
7. The 2000 presidential election is definitely trashy if twisted the right way. Given clues, identify these presidential candidates, 5-10-15.
5 - This very short Republican fell off a stage flipping pancakes before limping to a last-place finish in New Hampshire.
A: Gary BAUER
10 - On his appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," he was serenaded by The O’Jays’ "Love Train" before coming on stage.
A: Al GORE
15 - Michael Moore recently funded an advertisement in New Hampshire urging viewers to vote for this candidate.
A: Alan KEYES
8. Yes, there is life for a Playmate outside of Hugh Hefner’s entertainment conglomerate. FTSNOP each, identify these productions of varying repute featuring a former bunny but not sponsored by Hef.
a. (5) Nikki Schieler-Ziering has taken over for Diane Parkinson as one of the buxom blonde hostesses on this legendary game show.
A: THE PRICE IS RIGHT
b. (10) Priscilla Taylor plays the gorgeous, but airheaded Traycee on this teen-targeted sitcom about a bunch of friends at a Southern California beach and restaurant.
A: MALIBU, CA
c. (15) The Dahm triplets serve as valets for the bad-guy warriors such as Payne, Jake Fury and T-Money on this newest take on American Gladiators.
A: BATTLE DOME
9. Well not every longtime baseball player can be elected to the Hall of Fame. In fact, these players each received just one vote each in the recent balloting. FTP each, identify them given career highlights.
a. This Expo, Yankee, Red, Tiger and Astro amassed a 162-136 career record. In 1991 for Detroit, he had one of the worst ERAs (3.90) by a 20-game winner.
A: Bill GULLICKSON
b. This lefty had a career record of 145-113 from 1980-1994 with the Rangers, Rockies, Padres and Red Sox. His career plummeted after being traded to Colorado from San Diego in a deal that included Brad Ausmus and Andy Ashby.
A: Bruce HURST
c. This Dodger and Athletic had a career record of 211-146 from 1978-94. He surpassed the 20-win mark just once, going 27-6 and winning the AL Cy Young Award for Oakland in 1990.
A: Bob WELCH
10. Given a single that finished in Billboard’s Top 10 for 1999, give the exact position of the song on the year-end chart FTP each. If you are within two, you’ll get five points.
a. "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer
A: 6 (five points between 4-8)
b. "Livin La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin
A: 10 (five points between 8-12)
c. "…Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears
A: 5 (five points between 3-7)
11. Where’s the place to get the real scoop in a city, try the alternative weeklies. Given a list of cities, identify the common name of the paper, FTP each.
a. Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia
A: CITY PAPER
b. Charlotte, Atlanta
A: CREATIVE LOAFING
c. Chicago, Miami, Phoenix, Syracuse
A: NEW TIMES
12. In the movie "PCU," one of the characters did his senior thesis about the fact that there was a movie featuring Michael Caine or Gene Hackman on 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So, F5P each, identify whether the movie features Caine, Hackman, both or neither.
a. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels A: Michael CAINE
b. Young Frankenstein A: Gene HACKMAN
c. A Bridge Too Far A: BOTH
d. Hannah and Her Sisters A: Michael CAINE
e. Tombstone A: NEITHER
f. The Firm A: Gene HACKMAN
13. Calling all doctors! Identify these medical dramas that are not "ER", given names of the primary doctors on the show, FTP each.
a. Dr. Wayne Fiscus, Dr. Donald Westphall, Dr. Mark Craig, Dr. Philip Chandler
A: ST. ELSEWHERE
b. Dr. Kathryn Austin, Dr. Jeffrey Geiger, Dr. Aaron Shutt, Dr. Jack McNeil
A: CHICAGO HOPE
c. Dr. Ben Turner, Dr. Lillian Price, Dr. Wesley Williams
A: CITY OF ANGELS
14. Bottoms up! Identify these Asian-influenced cocktails given clues, FTP each.
a. This drink probably originated in India in the 19th century. It’s made of gin, lime juice and lime peel.
b. First served at Chinese hotels in the 1920s, this cat-like drink is made of gold rum, cognac, half-and-half, sugar syrup and grated cinnamon.
A: TIGER’S MILK
c. This official drink of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, named after a famous Japanese landmark, is made of gin, lemon juice, cream, pineapple juice, egg white, cherry brandy and a maraschino cherry.
A: MOUNT FUJI
15. How well do you know your women’s college basketball coaches? F5P each, identify these top-ranked programs given their coach.
a. Andy Landers
b. C. Vivian Stringer
c. Kay Yow
A: NC STATE
d. Renee Portland
A: PENN STATE
e. Marsha Sharp
A: TEXAS TECH
f. Leon Barmore
A: LOUISIANA TECH
16. Talk about some strange common bonds. Identify the common song, given the original performer and a cover performer, F5P each.
a. Gloria Gaynor, Cake A: I WILL SURVIVE
b. Charlie Daniels Band, Primus A: DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA
c. Beatles, Fiona Apple A: ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
d. Paul McCartney, Guns n’ Roses A: LIVE AND LET DIE
e. Kinks, Van Halen A: YOU REALLY GOT ME
f. Steve Miller Band, Seal A: FLY LIKE AN EAGLE
17. A number of the students in "Dead Poets Society" have gone on to bigger and better things. FTP each, given the name of the character in the movie, name the actor. If you need later works, you’ll get five.
a. (10) Knox Overstreet
(5) Eddy in "Threesome," Dan Rydell in "Sports Night"
A: Josh CHARLES
b. (10) Todd Anderson
(5) Ishmael Chambers in "Snow Falling on Cedars," Vincent Freeman in "Gattaca"
A: Ethan HAWKE
c. (10) Neil Perry
(5) Count Claudio of Florence in "Much Ado About Nothing," Peter Muller in "Swing Kids"
A: Robert Sean LEONARD
18. Florida State’s Peter Warrick has a chance at being just the fourth wide receiver to be selected with the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft. FTSNOP, identify these other wideouts selected with the top pick.
a. F5P, this Southern Cal wideout just wanted the damn ball after being taken with the top pick in 1996 by the New York Jets.
A: Keyshawn JOHNSON
b. FTP, in 1984, the New England Patriots took this Nebraska wide receiver with the top pick. He returned to the NFL with Washington in 1999 after a two-year hiatus.
A: Irving FRYAR
c. F15P, this Texas Tech receiver had the distinction of being the first-ever wide receiver taken first overall when the 49ers drafted him in 1964.
A: Dave PARKS
19. Identify these children’s books that won the Newbery Medal given a year and the author, FTP each.
a. 1997, E.L. Konigsburg
A: THE VIEW FROM SATURDAY
b. 1986, Patricia MacLachlan
A: SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL
c. 1975, Virginia Hamilton
A: M.C. HIGGINS THE GREAT
20. Identify the artists who performed these early ‘90s rap/hip-hop hits. You’ll get five points for one right, 10 points for two correct, 20 points for three correct and 30 for all four correct.
a. Deeper Shade of Soul
A: URBAN DANCE SQUAD
b. Me, Myself and I
A: DE LA SOUL
A: MELLOW MAN ACE
d. Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
21. "The Drew Carey Show" has had a knack for including lots of musical numbers and musicians in numerous situations. Identify them, given a clue, FTP each.
a. He once had "Two Tickets to Paradise" as the ex-husband of Mimi Bobeck.
A: Eddie MONEY
b. We’re not sure if "Life’s Been Good So Far" as he played a guitarist in Drew’s band that played at a local hotel.
A: Joe WALSH
c. Once Drew left that band, he was replaced by another accordion player, portrayed by this funnyman.
A: "Weird" Al YANKOVIC
22. Hey Vern, let’s look back at the storied career of the recently departed Jim Varney. FTP each, answer these questions about one of the most storied rednecks in history. BTW, there are no Ernest questions here.
a. In the "Toy Story" movies, he played this character.
A: SLINKY DOG
b. In the sorry film adaptation of "The Beverly Hillbillies," he played this character.
A: JED CLAMPETT (both parts needed)
c. One of his first appearances was as Virgil Sims in this TV series featuring Martin Mull and Fred Willard.
A: FERNWOOD 2-NIGHT