1. For ten points each, name these horrible places to play football.
- Until it was replaced by Lincoln Financial Field, this venue consistently topped a player survey of the worst surface to play in the NFL.
Answer: Veterans Stadium
- The most recent survey pegged the worst surface as this stadium that is also home to the annual NFL scouting combine.
Answer: RCA Dome (prompt on "Hoosier Dome')
- Not so coincidentally, the only two NFL stadiums using old-school Astroturf are the RCA Dome and this second worst location which is part of the America's Center complex.
Answer: Edward Jones Dome (prompt on "TWA Dome" or the "Dome at America's Center") [The dome is scheduled to install Fieldturf after the 2004 season.]
2. For the stated number of points, answer these related questions.
- (10) This Yiddish word, possibly from the Hebrew for "my well-being is God," is defined by the American Heritage Dictionary as meaning a habitual bungler or a dolt.
- (10) This term, also from the Yiddish, means someone who is a born loser or habitually plagued by bad luck. If the schlemiel spills something, it'd likely land on this person.
- (5) This German dish's name translates into English as "sour rabbit stew."
- (5) Schlemiel, schlemazel, and hasenfeffer are mentioned by those paragons of Teutono-Judaism, last names DeFazio and Feeney, in the theme song to this ABC sitcom of the 1970s and '80s.
Answer: Laverne and Shirley
3. The reason I don't eat baked beans anymore is the film Tommy. Given the character in the rock opera, name the actor or musician in the role, 5-10-20-30.
- The Acid Queen
Answer: Tina Turner
- Uncle Ernie
Answer: Keith Moon
- The Preacher
Answer: Eric Clapton
- The Specialist
Answer: Jack Nicholson
4. (AUDIO) Tribute albums are a mixed bag. In the case of 2004's What's Love: A Tribute to Tina Turner, it's a cornucopia of has-beens. Given a remake of a Turner song performed by an '80s or '90s has-been, name the woman, for ten points each. If you need an easier clue, you'll receive five. Hint: one is someone not known for music.
- (10) Clip 15
(5) You remember this former '80s teen idol from her hit single "I Think We're Alone Now" and her concert tour of shopping malls.
Answer: Tiffany Darwisch
- (10) Clip 16
(5) "Black Velvet" was a No. 1 hit in 1990 for this Canadian singer.
Answer: Alannah Myles
- (10) Clip 17
(5) This American took home the silver medal in ladies figure skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics.
Answer: Nancy Kerrigan
5. For ten points each, name these gay and lesbian characters you can find on cable TV.
- Played by Matthew St. Patrick, he is the hunky cop and on again-off again boyfriend of David on Six Feet Under.
- Jennifer Beals of Flashdance fame plays this art museum director and control freak on The L Word.
Answer: Bette Porter
- On Drawn Together, this video-game hero is on a never-ending quest to save his girlfriend, but everyone knows he’s gay except for himself.
6. Identify these Monopoly spinoffs, for ten points each.
- In this spinoff, players compete to build hotels in a certain region of Atlantic City. Players take advantage of construction bonuses, natural disasters and other events to add and remove hotel floors.
Answer: Advance to Boardwalk
- In this card game, players must keep their meters fed while performing errands like visiting the health club. First player to score 200 points win.
Answer: Free Parking
- In this card game, players must successfully build a complete, leak-free pipeline from your valve card to your spout card.
Answer: Water Works
7. Name these characters from The Watchmen from clues for ten points each. You'll get five if you need their alter ego's name.
- (10) The son of rich immigrant parents, he inherited his parents' fortune at age seventeen and gave it all to charity. During a vision quest following the route of Alexander the Great, he consumed a ball of hashish and decided to become a superhero.
(5) Adrian Veidt
- (10) His prostitute mother savagely abused him and he was happy to hear her pimp had killed her by force feeding her a bottle of Drano. He often works with Nite Owl, and his vigilantism is inspired by Kitty Genovese.
(5) Walter Joseph Kovacs
- (10) Captain Metropolis invited her to join the Minutemen. After a meeting of that group, Edward Blake, alias The Comedian, sexually assaulted her. She fought crime for seven years, retiring to marry her agent, Laurence Schexnayder in 1947.
(5) Sally Jupiter
Answer: Silk Spectre
8. Name these heavyweights named to the NCAA’s 75th anniversary wrestling team in 2005, for ten points each.
- A two-time NCAA champion at Clarion, this man overcame a broken neck to win a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics and become one of the top stars in the WWE. It’s true, it’s true.
Answer: Kurt Angle
- The only four-time undefeated NCAA champion in history, this Iowa State grad put together a streak of 159 wins without a loss during college.
Answer: Cael Sanderson
- In the 1980s, this African-American from Pitt-Johnstown won three NCAA championships at both the Division One and Division Two levels, the only wrestler in NCAA history to do so. He later achieved some
success as an offensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Answer: Carlton Haselrig
9. Within days of hearing it on a Bob Dylan album, Jimi Hendrix went into a studio to record it. For ten points each:
- Name this song which features a conversation between a joker and a thief.
Answer: All Along the Watchtower
- Name both the Bob Dylan album and the Jimi Hendrix album which feature "All Along the Watchtower."
Answer: John Wesley Harding and Electic Ladyland
10. Law and Order: Trial by Jury: proving every week that originality went the way of BetaMax and lawn darts. Answer the following, for ten points each.
- The biggest name on this show is probably this former Cheers actress, who plays Assistant D.A. Tracey Kibre.
Answer: Bebe Neuwirth
- This actor-turned-senator-turned actor is doing double duty, playing District Attorney Arthur Branch on both Law and Order: Original Recipe and Trial by Jury.
Answer: Fred Dalton Thompson or Fred Thompson
- This actress, who played firefighter Alex Taylor on Third Watch, plays Neuwirth’s deputy, Assistant District Attorney Kelly Gaffney, on Trial by Jury.
Answer: Amy Carlson
11. Answer these questions about a 2004 BBC poll on the cheesiest movie lines in history, for ten points each.
- Topping the list was this six-word phrase spoken by Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic, as well as James Cameron when accepting his Best Director Oscar for the film.
Answer: I'm the King of the World
- Julia Roberts made the list with the line, "I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her," as spoken in this 1999 film.
Answer: Notting Hill
- Complete this Top 10 line from a Kevin Costner movie - "You're a godsend, a savior. No, I'm a (BLANK)."
Answer: The Postman
12. He's the Republican equivalent of the Washington Generals. He's Alan Keyes! Answer these questions about the closest thing the GOP has to a human "kick me" sign, for ten points each.
- While running for president in 2000, Keyes earned an endorsement from Michael Moore, which was played on Moore's The Awful Truth, by performing this activity during the Iowa caucuses.
Answer: Jumping Into a Mosh Pit (accept equivalent)
- Keyes sought a U.S. Senate seat in this state in 1988 and 1992, and got his derriere kicked both times.
- In 2002, Keyes hosted this curiously-named talk show on MSNBC. Obviously, the title was wrong, as the show lasted only 23 weeks.
Answer: Alan Keyes is Making Sense
13. Dan Savage continues to spread many ideas, not just the santorum. For ten points each, given clues, name these things mentioned in Savage Love.
- Abbreviated D.T.M.F.A., this is Dan's standard advice to people in abusive relationships.
Answer: Dump the Mother Fucker Already
- Abbreviated GGG, it's something Dan advises people to be to their partners.
Answer: Good, Giving and Game
- Abbreviated GLH, it is what Dan Savage spent a month on, even going so far as to post a webpage with more responses, after he 100% agreed with a reader that some females should just not wear low-rise jeans.
Answer: girl love handles
14. Forget Beyoncé. For ten points each, answer these questions about Michelle Williams:
- Before joining Destiny's Child, Williams was a backup singer for what Atlanta-born vocalist whose hits include "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)" and the duet with Brandy "The Boy Is Mine."
Answer: Monica Arnold
- Williams was acclaimed for taking over the title role in Broadway's Aida from what R&B singer whose biggest hit is "Un-Break My Heart."
Answer: Toni Braxton
- Williams was the first Destiny's Child member to issue a solo album, releasing what 2002 effort that topped the Gospel Albums chart.
Answer: Heart to Yours
15. Identify these athletes from their appearances on Saturday Night Live, for ten points each.
- In one sketch, this football star, who played Phil Hartman’s dimwitted roommate, uttered the infamous line, “Oh, you won’t disturb me. I’ll be in my room masturbating.”
Answer: Joe Montana
- He dressed in drag in one sketch to play Alfonso Soriano’s wife.
Answer: Derek Jeter
- In a parody of The White Shadow, he played The Black Shadow, the crooked but beloved basketball coach of an all-white high school.
Answer: Bill Russell
16. Given an inflight magazine, name the airline you can find said periodical, for ten points each.
- World Traveler
Answer: Northwest Airlines
Answer: United Airlines
- En Route
Answer: Air Canada
17. In 2004, the CBC asked viewers to name the 100 Greatest Canadians of all time. Amazingly, they found 100 to complete the list. Name these celebs on the Greatest Canadians list, for ten points each.
- Number 86 on the list was this BYU grad who won the 2003 Masters golf tournament.
Answer: Mike Weir
- Pro wrestling's "best there is, best there was and best there will be," this Calgary native, known as "The Hitman," finished No.39 on the CBC list, one slot ahead of Avril Lavigne.
Answer: Bret Hart (more on Hart)
- Burton Cummings, who came in at No. 65, was the long-time lead singer of this late 60s/early 70s Winnipeg rock group responsible for "American Woman" and "These Eyes."
Answer: The Guess Who
18. So I guess there's a new Star Wars film coming out this year. Name these people associated with it, 5-10-15:
- (5) This seven-foot-three actor will reprise his role as Chewbacca.
Answer: Peter Mayhew
- (10) Amidala is no longer queen of Naboo; this 2003 Best Actress Oscar nominee, now 15 years old, plays the new queen.
Answer: Keisha Castle-Hughes
- (15) He has a role as an Alderaan Starship pilot, but is best known as the original Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
Answer: Jeremy Bulloch
19. Given video game sequels, name the original video game, for ten points each.
- Chaos Theory, Pandora Tomorrow
Answer: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
- Abe’s Exoddus, Stranger’s Wrath, Munch’s Oddysee
- Point of Impact, Takedown
20. So what do you call that baseball team nicknamed the "Angels"? Answer these questions about team name history, for the stated number of points:
- The team debuted in 1961 as the Los Angeles Angels under the ownership of this Western movie legend.
Answer: Gene Autry
- Ten points if exact, five if within one year, in what year did the Los Angeles Angels officially become the California Angels?
Answer: 1965 (1964-1966)
- Ten points if exact, five if within one year, in what year did the California Angels become the Anaheim Angels?
Answer: 1997 (1996-1998)
21. Queen is getting back together. Eh. For ten points each:
- Replacing Freddie Mercury as lead singer is this former frontman for Free, Bad Company and the Firm.
Answer: Paul Rodgers
- Rodgers first sparked interest from Queen guitarist Brian May when the two performed this 1970 song, Free’s biggest hit, at a concert honoring the 50th anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster guitar.
Answer: "All Right Now"
- Although May and drummer Roger Taylor have agreed to work a reunion tour, this original Queen bassist remains up in the air.
Answer: John Deacon
22. No pain, no gain. Sometimes you have to do things you don't like to win money on TV shows. Given a description of some tasks, identify the TV show where they occurred, for ten points each.
- Contestants on this show had to eat a 24-ounce bowl of spicy Hungarian soup. When one contestant vomited in the soup, he was required to eat his own vomit.
Answer: The Amazing Race
- Tasks on this cable show include giving electrical shocks to your mother and placing as many clothes pins on your face as possible. In the end, the winner might not actually receive any prizes anyway.
- In this NBC/Discovery show, contestants must complete such tasks as catching balls launched from a catapult and hanging on to metal poles and ropes for long periods of time. The tasks cannot be quite as gross or as painful as other shows since the contestants are only teenagers.