1. When we're not competing on Jeopardy! or the World Series of Poker, we here at TRASH like to play Cranium. For ten points each, identify the following cranium activities from descriptions.
- The "Cranium clay" that comes with the game is used for this activity, a kind of 3-d Pictionary where your teammates have to guess a word or phrase from the shape you've made in the clay.
- The team is given a trivia question. They must then confer and come up with the correct answer. Eerily similar to what you're doing right now, but our lawyers assure us we don't have a case.
- One member of the team impersonates someone famous, and the rest of the team guesses who it is.
2. In honor of Deep Throat's identity being released, answer the following about the 1976 film adaptation of All The President's Men for the stated number of points.
- For five points each, these two legendary actors played Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in the film.
Answer: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford
- (10) Deep Throat was portrayed by this four-time Emmy winner and husband of Designing Women star Dixie Carter, who may be best known for the one-man show he's performed for 46 years (and counting), Mark Twain Tonight!.
Answer: Hal Holbrook
- (10) This then-wife of Carl Bernstein briefly attempted writing a screenplay for the film before giving up. Post-Bernstein directorial credits for her include Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail and 2005's Bewitched.
Answer: Nora Ephron
3. Given clues, name the subjects of the following celebrity biographies,
all of whom share a favorite hobby, for ten points each.
- A Paper Life details her adventures with her allegedly abusive actor
father, with ex-husband John McEnroe and with heroin.
Answer: Tatum O'Neal
- Don't Try This At Home, his chronicle of the year he decided to turn
his house into a crack den, details his struggles with bandmates, his record
label and heroin.
Answer: Dave Navarro
- Scar Tissue recounts his life from toddlerhood and his drug dealer
dad's felonius additions to his mashed bananas, through forming a band with
best friend Hillel Slovak, to his long standing affairs with Ione Skye,
Sinead O'Connor and sweet, sweet heroin.
Answer: Anthony Kiedis
4. Answer questions about regrettable baseball mid-season trades of the last 10 years for ten points each.
- Looking to strengthen their bullpen in 1999, the Mets traded this former Generation K hurler to Oakland for Billy Taylor. Said hurler is now closing games for St. Louis.
Answer: Jason Isringhausen
- A rare Windy City trade in 1998 saw the White Sox trade setup man Matt Karchner to the Cubs for this Class A pitcher who won 17 games and was selected to his first All-Star Game this season.
Answer: Jon Garland
- In 2003, San Francisco obtained this heavyset pitcher and Aruban knight from the Orioles. He returned to Baltimore in 2004 but was cut in 2005 after being arrested for DUI and punching an Aruban judge.
Answer: Sidney Ponson
5. For ten points each, name these people who made some 2005 misstatements:
- This author of a book on the Army-Navy game and Midshipmen radio commentator offered to resign but was kept on board after uttering an on-air obscenity.
Answer: John Feinstein
- On his radio show Morning in America, this conservative said that, "you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down."
Answer: William John Bennett
- Another conservative with a radio show, he said, "I just wish Katrina had only hit the United Nations building, nothing else, just had flooded them out. And I wouldn't have rescued them."
Answer: Bill O'Reilly
6. The Real World is known for bringing the drama. Given an overwrought scenario from the show, name the location in which it occured, five for one, 10 for 2, 20 for 3 and 30 for all 4.
- Adam strikes out miserably with every woman he encounters and then raps so atrociously it tarnishes the memory of his dad writing "Brick House".
- Stephen slaps Irene because she calls him gay.
- Neil has his tongue biten nearly all the way off by an angry fan at a concert.
- Ruthie drives drunk and is given the option of rehab or leaving the house.
7. For ten points each, name these polka people.
- No relation to a better-known musician of the same name, this
Cleveland-based Slovenian American is nicknamed the "Polka King" and won
the first ever polka Grammy.
Answer: Frankie Yankovic
- Nicknamed the "Dixie Chick of Polka," she is the first female ever
nominated for a Best Polka Album Grammy and produced the exercise video
Answer: Lynn Marie Rink
- The backing band on Tiny Tim's album Girl, this polka/rock band also performed the theme songs for Bakersfield P.D. and ESPN Bowling Night and have appeared on The Simpsons.
Answer: Brave Combo
8. For ten points each, name these drinks that may contain Guinness beer:
- This mixture of an Irish stout and an English ale, such as Guinness and Bass, has a name taken from history.
Answer: Black and Tan
- The most common formulation of this drink is to mix whiskey and Bailey's in a shot glass, which you then drop in a glass of Guinness. The mix starts to curdle and has a taste reminiscent of chocolate.
Answer: Irish carbomb or Belfast carbomb
- Also known as a Bismarck, this drink is often made by floating a layer of champagne on top of Guinness in a champagne flute.
Answer: Black Velvet
9. Five kickers have been selected in the first round of the NFL draft. For ten points each:
- Most recent was this troubled "Polish Cannon" taken by the Raiders in 2000.
Answer: Sebastian Janikowski
- In 1973, the Raiders also drafted this namesake of the NCAA award given to the best punter.
Answer: Ray Guy
- Before Janikowski, the last kicker taken in the first round was this Texas star, who kicked a 67-yard field goal in college but made only four out of eight NFL field goals and was convicted of securities fraud in 2000.
Answer: Russell Erxleben [The other kicker taken in the first round was Charles Gogolak, sixth overall by Washington in 1966.]
10. Discovery Health Channel: America's cable side show. Given clues, indentify the voyeuristic documentaries you might find there (or on Discovery's satelite channel, TLC), for ten points each.
- The heartwarming story of the Duggar family, this documentary gives us
a peek inside the life of an Arkansas clan whose bizarre, plaid jumper wearing matriarch gives birth to baby #15 on camera.
Answer: 14 Children and Pregnant Again!
- It's the heartwarming story of Johnny Kennedy, an Englishman whose
dermatalogical ailment kills him, but not before he records beyond-the-grave
voiceovers that narrate this documentary.
Answer: The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off
- The heartwarming story of Julliana Wetmore, this documentary follows the toddler and her family as she endures surgeries to build her a lower jaw and correct the other disfiguring effects of Treacher Collins syndrome.
Answer: Born Without a Face
11. Its only saving grace is that it keeps the losers who use it inside on
their computers so we never have to see them. For ten points each:
- Name this massive multi-player on-line role-playing game whose
expansions include The Ruins of Kunark, The Plains of Power, and Gates
- The game is primarily set on this fictional world and its moon, Luclin.
- The sequel EverQuest II uses a locked-encounter system to prevent
this common MMORPG tactic of using ranged attacks against a monster and
running to stay out of reach.
12. Looking for someone to direct your big-budget bomb? Call Renny Harlin! Name these Harlin-directed flops for ten points each.
- This 2005 thriller, released a week before Revenge of the Sith, concerned seven members of the FBI's psychological profile division on a remote island. One of them is a serial killer. Is it Val Kilmer? How about LL Cool J? Better yet, who cares?
- Burt Reynolds and Sylvester Stallone starred in this 2001 Harlin bomb set in the world of open-wheel auto racing, specifically what used to be the CART circuit.
- Harlin's most memorable bomb, this 1995 film starred Harlin's then-wife, Geena Davis, as a pirate looking for treasure.
Answer: Cutthroat Island
13. For five points each, name the two collaborators on these country hits:
- "When the Sun Goes Down"
Answer: Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker (or Matthew Shafer)
- "Whiskey Lullaby"
Answer: Brad Paisley and Allison Krauss
- "Beer for My Horses"
Answer: Toby Keith and Willie Nelson
14. Identify these basketball players who have had their jerseys retired by Duke for ten points each.
- His No. 11 jersey was retired after his graduation in 1993. He was the point guard on the Blue Devils' back-to-back title teams in 1991 and 1992.
Answer: Bobby Hurley
- Ten years after Hurley, this fellow New Jersey native and point guard on the 2001 title team had his No. 22 retired.
Answer: Jason Williams
- The first Duke hoops jersey retired was No. 10, which was worn by this early ‘50s star who would make five All-Star teams and win an MVP in 1960 in baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Answer: Dick Groat
15. It only took two episodes, but UPN had another failed drama on its hands with this show, the second cancellation of the 2005-06 season. For ten points each:
- Name this Tuesday night show that followed a bunch of twentysomethings living in Silver Lake, a Hollywood-area neighborhood.
Answer: Sex, Love & Secrets
- A bad sign for Sex, Love & Secrets was the name tweak that gave us "love" but took away these, which may have made the show more interesting.
- About the only thing the show had going for it was this actress, who played Jolene, a publicist out to steal the main character from his girlfriend.
Answer: Denise Richards
16. Identify these dead people and classic books honored by Oprah's Book
Club for ten points each.
- In June 2005, Oprah made her first book club selection in nine
months, selecting a three-book box set from this author, who died in
Answer: William Faulkner
- When Oprah resumed the book club in June 2003, her first selection
was this 1952 John Steinbeck work.
Answer: East of Eden
- Before the Faulkner box set, Oprah's last book club selection took
place in September 2004, when she selected this 1932 Pulitzer Prize
winner for fiction.
Answer: The Good Earth
17. For ten points each, name the character given how he lost his eye:
- Caleb noted that he is "the one who sees" before using his thumb to poke out the left eye of this Scooby Gang member.
Answer: Xander LaVelle Harris
- having lost his eye in the Civil War, this U.S. Marshal joins forces with a Texas Ranger played by Glen Campbell to help a girl track down her father's murderer.
Answer: Reuben "Rooster" Cogburn (accept either)
- He lost his right eye defending his title of "King of Muay Thai" against Go Hibiki. However, he also killed his opponent, so Go's son Dan seeks revenge.
Answer: Sagat [From Street Fighter]
18. Identify these schools heavily featured in the 2005-2006 Princeton Review list of party schools for ten points each.
- This Greencastle, Indiana, school, whose most famous alumnus is Dan Quayle, is the Princeton Review's top school for fraternities and sororities.
Answer: DePauw University
- While Brigham Young University was tops in the stone cold sober, lack of beer and lack of hard liquor categories, it finished second to this Colorado Springs institution in lack of marijuana use.
Answer: United States Air Force Academy
- The top party school, according to Princeton Review, is this Big Ten school located in Madison.
Answer: University of Wisconsin
19. For ten points each, name the Grammy winner for Best Rock Instrumental Performance:
- 1981 for title track "Reggatta de Blanc"
Answer: The Police
- 1988 for the jazz-rock album Jazz from Hell
Answer: Frank Vincent Zappa
- 2005 for the song "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow"
Answer: Brian Douglas Wilson (of the Beach Boys)
20. Identify these actors who made Empire magazine's list of the 10 worst film accents ever for ten points each.
- Number one on this list was this actor, whose attempt at an Irish accent as Jim Malone in 1987's The Untouchables nevertheless earned him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
Answer: Sean Connery
- Third on the list was this American, who butchered an Austrian accent as the lead in 1997's Seven Days in Tibet.
Answer: Brad Pitt
- This legendary British actor's attempt to speak as a Jewish cantor and Neil Diamond's dad in 1980's The Jazz Singer earned him the eighth spot in the poll.
Answer: Laurence Olivier
21. It's gotta suck to be a performer and have one of your songs strike it big....for someone else. For ten points each, given a song title and the singer who made it famous, name the musician who wrote it. If you need another song by the writer, you'll get five points.
-  "(What's So Funny About) Peace, Love & Understanding," Elvis Costello.
 "Cruel To Be Kind."
Answer: Nick Lowe
-  "R-E-S-P-E-C-T," Aretha Franklin.
 "Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay."
Answer: Otis Redding
-  "Passionate Kisses," Mary Chapin Carpenter.
 "Get Right With God."
Answer: Lucinda Williams
22. 21 years before Commander-in-Chief, ABC put a female president in the White House in the sitcom Hail to the Chief. It only lasted seven episodes. Answer the following for ten points each.
- The president in Hail to the Chief was played by this actress who, at age 17, won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1963 for playing Helen Keller, opposite Anne Bancroft's Annie Sullivan.
Answer: Patty Duke
- Hail to the Chief aired on Tuesday at 9:30 pm ET, only to be blitzed in the ratings by this NBC detective drama about private eyes working on a boat in southern California, and starring Joe Penny and Perry King.
- ABC finally regained control of Tuesday nights in the fall of 1985 thanks to this Bruce Willis series.