Sunday, April 08, 2007

Whadda ya know?

We have another big Trivia Night coming up on Saturday. Mabel is not playing this time. My team has 4 players. We need 4 more. I think we can snag 2. We'll see what develops.

In lieu of writing a real post tonight, I shall attempt to whip you into shape for my Trivia Night. No fair Googling. Any goober can Google. Let's see what you know.

1. Who did Alexander Graham Bell 'steal' the phonograph invention from?
2. What TV show featured Veronica, Marguerite, Professor Challenger, Roxton, Ned, and Dr. Summerlee?
3. What professional football player reported to training camp with his dog, Felony? Hint: Rams.
4. What song starts with the lyrics..."She grew up in an Indiana town. Had a good-looking momma, who never was around. But she grew up tall, and she grew up right. With them Indiana boys on them Indiana nights."
5. Which Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery?
6. What vegetable is actually a citrus fruit?
7. What was the name of Tom Hanks's 'buddy' in Castaway?
8. What is the cube root of 8000?
9. Who is the author of the book 'Roots'?
10. Which song plays during the opening credits of The Wonder Years?

That should keep you busy for a few minutes. Leave your answers in the comments. Just because someone answers one ahead of you doesn't mean it's right.

Good luck. NO GOOGLING, by cracky!

And don't forget to vote for someone, anyone, at, Redneck Diva's weekly writing challenge. C'mon. I know more than 10 people around here can read. That's all who have voted so far. The voting ends Monday night. Help pick the winner. The only prize is choosing next week's word list. It ain't like we're asking you to support us for the rest of our lives. C'mon. A vote is a terrible thing to waste.


Redneck. Diva. said...

1. Marconi. No wait, he was the radio dude. And according to Jefferson Starship he plays the mamba, too. (Obscure 80's reference, right there)
2. No freakin' clue.
3. Sports...hooey.
4. Sounds rather CCR-y to me...
5. Fifteen? (Keep in mind I got a 75% on my Constitution test this semester.)
6. Tomato
7. Wilson. I almost said "Spalding"
8. Ha! You mock me with your math questions. And your History questions...and music questions...Hey, what's the big idea mocking me?
9.Alex Haley.
10. Ob La Di

LanternLight said...

1. Probably one of those darn surrender monkey Frenchies. The French seem to want to claim everything else as "their" idea.
7. Wilson

Is 10% a pass mark???

DeadpanAnn said...

1. don't know.
2. don't know.
3. don't know, but that question is BIASED because you're from MO!
4. Last Dance W/ Mary Jane
5. Thirteenth Amendment.
6. Tomato
7. Wilson
8. Keep your smarty pants math questions to yerself, there, missy!
9. Kunta Kittay.
(just kiddin)
10. Joe Cocker's version of "a little help from my friends"

Hillbilly Mom said...

Current Scorecard:'ll have to wait until Monday night, in case others are wont to steal some answers. Alls I gotta say is: SOMEbody musta watched the ION channel last week. Just sayin'...

Of course the test is biased. It's all about ME, you know.

And Lantern, for the record, in reference to your latest comment on the rocket scientist post...I did not join Mabel's gang until the year my youngest son was born. You do the math. Hee hee. I love to say that to people. YOU do the math! Cause I do it all the live-long day!

Stewed Hamm said...

"Mabel is not playing this time."
As the Church Lady used to say: How Conveeeeeenient.

1. Barney Rubble. (I dunno if he invented it, but he owned one... and cartoons would never lie to me)
2. No idea, but it sounds like one of those godawful "empowerment" movies on Lifetime.
3. Oh hell, it could be any of them. I'll guess the entire defensive line.
4. Last Dance with Mary Jane (IfyouknowwhatImeanandIthinkthatyoudo)
5. Thirteen, yet for some reason Simon Cowell still controls the universe with an iron fist.
6. Trick question - If it's a vegetable, then by definition it's not a citrus fruit. However, I suspect you're looking for "tomato."
7. The one and only Wilson. (Or Albert the dead pilot, take your pick)
8. 20, FTW!
9. Alex Haley, who contrary to popular belief, isn't one of the guys from "Queer Eye."
10. Joe Cocker's cover of the Beatles "A little help from my friends." By the way, Fred Savage is pushing 35 now... do you feel old yet?

Redneck. Diva. said...

I just realized this morning that Ob La Di was the opening song to that show with Corky. How embarrassing....I typed it with such confidence, too.

And what's the ION channel? Is that some fancy schmancy hillbilly channel they pipe into Missouri only? Here in Oklahoma we have The Outdoor Channel, but no IONS that I know of.

Peg said...

4. Last Dance with Mary Jane - Tom Petty and The Heart Breakers

6. Tomato

7. Wilson

That's all I got....

Hillbilly Mom said...

Here are the correct answers according to Hillbilly Mom. Which may turn out to be answers from the Encyclopedia of Common Knowledge, but that's another post entirely.

1. Thomas Edison, according to my son.
2. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, a series filmed for 3 seasons in Australia, then abruptly canceled, much to my dismay, as I LOVED it.
3. Ex-Rams Quarterback Tony Banks, back in the days of Cryin' Dick Vermeil.
4. Last Dance With Mary Jane...Tom Petty.
5. Thirteenth Amendment
6. Tomato, tomahto
7. Wilson
8. 20, because 20 x 20 x 20 is 8000.
9. Alex Haley
10. With A Little Help From My Friends, Joe Cocker version.

Looks like the winner is...Stewed Hamm, with a score of 70%. I will assume he did not read anybody else's answers before answering, and that he was not a naughty Google boy. Just because he got the math question right.

Overall, it looks like many of you have tripped the light fantastic with MJ, and viewed the Cast Away movie last night, or earlier. And y'all know a bit too much about that deadly nightshade cousin, the tomato.

And on a bit more personal note:


Lantern-always pickin' on the Frenchies! Is it not bad enough that they love Jerry Lewis?

Miss Ann-you were the leader with 50% until Stewie reared his tomato head. Of course the test is biased. Let us not speak of your Kittay bias.

Stewedtomato-I feel old EVERY day. And not much like dancing. If I ever danced.

Diva-We, too, have the Outdoor Channel. Do you have RFDTV? Huh, huh? Because it has Porter Wagoner reruns every Sunday morning. Is that to make sure people who like Porter Wagoner go to Hell, because they skip church to watch Porter and a young Dolly Parton? ION is a channel we get through Dish Network. They announce it like Eye On TV. I will gloss over your Corky faux pas.

Peg-it's quality, not quantity. A respectable showing.

Redneck. Diva. said...

The mocking!! The mocking! Make it stoppppp!!!

Yes, we, too, have RFDTV. One night Tater was looking at the guide channel and asked, "What in the world is The Big Joe Polka Show?" It was so funny to see her face when I flipped the channel. She said, "Oh. My. Gosh. It's really a polka show! I can't believe it...Polka...on TV. Who knew."

DeadpanAnn said...

Down with Stewed Hamm!

I've never seen Castaway, but I knew the name was Wilson because I heard some fellow English majors talking about how that idea was stolen from some novel in which a character spoke to a soccer ball or something. (Haven't read that novel, either.)

Stewed Hamm said...

My tolerance for Otm Shank ebbs and flows... however, one of the first DVDs I bought was Cast Away. I bought it specifically for the featurette about Wilson. The actual movie was entirely periphrial.

I loves me the humanized sports equipment, I do.

I still say that the first question is wrong. The Flintstones predates Mr. Edison by several milennia.

Hillbilly Mom said...

Here, now. Don't MOCK me. I have watched the Big Joe Polka Show. More than once. It is better when he's on location. You can watch the beer- and brat-fed patrons polkaing away. Sometimes it ain't a pretty sight.

Miss Ann,
Careful...he might read you. I have not seen Cast Away either. I picked up the knowledge from a clip somewhere. Then I saw that is was on TV the other night, and VOILA! A ready-made trivia question.

I smell a gymrat. Those Flintstones had it goin' on. I liked their fine feathered phonograph. I liked the whole show, until that Kazoo guy showed up. That was just wrong. The show jumped the coelacanth on that episode.