Thursday, October 9, 2008

I thought it was Jimmy Durante!

Trivia night got off to a rocky start, when I arrived to find that the rest of my team was absent. A couple of early misses had me thinking about leaving at halftime, but, ninety minutes and a couple of lucky guesses later, an improbable victory gave a much-needed infusion of cash to the Preschool's coffers.

The difficulty level of trivia has been a lot higher lately, but I feel like the ones I missed were actually pretty easy. Judge for yourself.

  1. What singer was the subject of the Hello Gorgeous Museum in San Francisco, which gave out wigs and fake noses to visitors wishing to impersonate her?
  2. What multi-faceted character did comic Don Rickles voice in the movie Toy Story?
  3. What medical procedure, applied to humans, did the World Health Organization decry as "against human integrity and morality?"
  4. What clothing line, a spin-off of Phat Farm, is designed for urban women?
  5. Who was the first athlete to be named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year twice?
  6. Final: What Steven Spielberg movie did Senator Tom Coburn bash NBC for airing, citing its "full-frontal nudity, violence, and profanity?"

5 comments:

bill said...

1. Barbra Streisand
2. Mr. Potatohead
3. Female circumcision
4. ???
5. joe diamaggio
6. Schindler's List


Having just driven back and forth through South Carolina -- not for the first time -- I have two questions.

1. Don't remember seeing Waffle Houses, so is Mr. Waffle any good?
2. I didn't see any Chick-Fil-As, are there none?

J. Bowman said...

I saw Bill's questions, and assumed he was nuts, so I watched the "Food" signs as I drove back from NC this afternoon. In 60 miles on I-85, I saw 3 Waffle Houses, which is not many. I did not see a single sign for Chick-Fil-A. I have never tried Mr. Waffle, but I can assure you that South Carolina has no plenty of Waffle Houses and Chicks-Fil-A - apparently, they're just not near the interstates.

bill said...

I saw Bill's questions, and assumed he was nuts

No arguments there.

Guess I just missed the Chick-Fil-As, unless they were all north of Gaffney.

Laney said...

1. Gotta be Barbara.

4. Baby Phat: didn't we have this question a few weeks ago? Or maybe it was a Russell Simmons question.

5. My answers to all sports questions are Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods. Let's go with the former.

J. Bowman said...

1. How did I miss Barbara?
2. Or, for that matter, Mr. Potatohead?
3. Cloning
4. While I had heard of Baby Phat, I was certain it was a line of children's clothing. I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention to "Life in the Fab Lane."
5. Should have gone with the latter; it was Tiger.
6. When the hostess came up to see if I had my answer, I said, "It's probably Schindler's List, but I'm not sure." She replied, "It is!" So I handed in my answer and took the win.