The Rock ‘n’ Roll Groupie Round

Here’s 10 questions on some other famous groupies that were used in this week’s wild card round. I’ve included links to videos, interviews, and other interesting facts with the answers after the jump.

1. After dancing on a car in one of the bands videos, she married the lead singer, then later hooked up with Tommy Lee. Who was she?

2. Karrine Steffans has hooked up with Diddy, Kool G Rap, Ja Rule, and Usher, among others. What nickname did she acquire, owing to her oral skills?

3. Pleather was a groupie of the 1980s and 90s that was different than the vast majority of groupies. How?

4. What Beatles song was based on the true story of a bunch of groupies breaking into Paul McCartney’s home and stealing some of his personal items?

5. Before hooking up with Johnny Rotten, this groupie followed Aerosmith and the Ramones.

6. Cassandra Peterson was a rock n roll groupie before finding fame as what late night TV star?

7. Bebe Buell was a Playboy playmate turned grouie whose brief affair with one of the members of one of the hottest bands in America in the 1970s led to a daughter who is now a fairly famous movie star. Who is this star?

8. KISS commemorated groupie Cynthia Albritton with a song about her unusual hobby. What song was it?

9. Pamela Des Barres (nee Miller) was a famous groupie in the 1970s who wrote a book about her experiences. What appropriate 4 word title did the book have?

10. Patti Boyd hooked up with Ronnie Wood of the Stones, but she is best known for marrying what two rock legends?

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A Few Rasslin Questions

I’ve had several out-of-towners request that I post a few of the questions from the rasslin quiz a couple of weeks ago. Here are some of the tougher ones. Let me know how you do. (answers below)

  1. What wrestling legend won the first ever ECW championship in 1992?
  2. In wrestling, what is juice (It’s not steroids)?
  3. This former Eddie Gilbert manager was managing the Nasty Boys when they won the WCW tag team title in 1993.
  4. What wrestling manager blew out his knee at Starcade ’86 when he fell off a 20 foot scaffold?
  5. Who won the first ever Royal Rumble in 1988?
  6. What two wrestlers were a tag team in the mid-1980s known as the Blade Runners?
  7. This wrestler won the WWF heavyweight title, the WWF tag team title, the ECW tag team title, the WCW tag team title, and the TNA heavyweight title. Who is he?
  8. The first ever African American heaveyweight champion was this former Florida State player, who won the WCW title in 1992.
  9. In one of the most hilariously awful moments in wrestling history, Sting and Davey Boy Smith  were introducing their mysterious new teammates when their mystery mate slipped and fell, his helmet falling off his head, and the mystery was instantly solved. What was this wrestler, previously known as Tugboat?
  10. Ernie Roth was probably the best known wrestling manager of the 1970s. He managed the Iron Sheik, Killer Kowalski, and Sergeant Slaughter. What was he known as?


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Some Overrated/Underrated Questions From Last Week

Here’s some of the Overrated/Underrated questions from last week. I’ll be posting a bunch more in the coming days.

1. This teen sitcom that Ryan thinks is underrated aired from 1990-1993 and starred Corin Nemec.

2. Jenn doesn’t understand the hype over this show, which stars Jayma Mays and Jessalyn Gilsig.

3. He was the most outstanding player of the 1982 Final Four, then was a star on 3 championship Lakers teams. Rob says he’s underrated. Who is he?

4. Carl thinks that this show, which features characters named Turtle, Drama, and E, is total garbage.

5. Chip thinks the capital of Wisconsin is underrated. What is it?

6. Brian says that Lindsey Buckingham is the most underrated guitarist ever. What popular late 70s group was the lead guitarist for?

7. This receiver won 4 Super Bowls, and later ran for Governor of Pennsylvania. Jim thinks he is overrated. Who is he?

8. Jon is a big fan of Canda’s capital city. What is it?

9. This 1985 film starred Chevy Chase and Dan Akroyd and took place in Russia. Rodman thinks it is underrated. What is it?

10. The three boys on this show that Chris thought was overrated were played by Zachery Ty Bryan, Jonathon Taylor Thomas, and Taran Noah Smith.

Answers after the jump.

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Hurricane Quiz

Here’s last night’s wild card round. Answers are after the jump.

1. What was the name of the boxer nicknamed Hurricane who was “falsely tried”?

2. Hurricane Irene is circling counterclockwise because it’s in the northern hemisphere. What is this effect known as?

3. This man, who directed Stage Coach and The Man WHo Shot Liberty Valance, directed a 1937 film called Hurricane.

4. Who had a hit with the song “Rock You Like a Hurricane”?

5. Hurricane  centers tend to have lower measurements of AP, which is short for this.

6. In what city do the Carolina Hurricanes play their home games?

7. What alcohol will you find in a New Orleans Hurricane?

8. Who directed a documentary about Hurricane Katrina called When the Levees Broke?

9. What Texas city was devastated by a hurricane in 1900?

10. In the 1960s and 70s, the federal government tried to weaken hurricanes by doing this to clouds.

Bonus: Category Five is the highest category for a hurricane. It starts with winds at _______ miles per hour?

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Mama Goodtimes’ Summertime Questions

My mom wrote a round for Thursday’s quiz (and asked the questions at Ugly American). Here is that round. I think you’ll agree it’s kind of tough. In fact, it was harder. I made her change a few questions to make them easier. There are only 9 questions because one of them was the question of the week. Answers are after the jump.

1. The largest beach city in Orange County, this city with beach in its name infuriated residents of Santa Cruz by trademarking the name Surf City, USA.

2. What former Philadelphia prostitute made the lyrics “Summertime, and the living is easy” famous?

3. Three species of sharks are responsible for almost all shark attacks. What three species are they?

4. This US city has by far the most days a year above 99 degrees Fahrenheit, with over 100 days a year at over 99 degrees.

5. This month, which gets its name from the Roman Goddess of weddings, has been considered the most popular month to get married for centuries, thought it now looks like that may be changing.

6. What creature kills more people per year than any other, being responsible for the death of over 2 million people per year worldwide?

7. When does the summer solstice occur in the Southern Hemisphere?

8. Folly Beach is a popular wedding destination found near what southern city?

9. Who were the two stars of Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, and Beach Blanket Bingo?

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Worst Movies of the 2000s Quiz

Here is Thursday’s wild card round…worst movies of the 2000s.

1. This terrible 2009 film about an insane woman earned Sandra Bullock a Razzie, which she accepted a day before she picked up her Oscar for the Blind Side.

2. Who starred as a breakdancer who wakes up after 20 years in a coma in the film Kickin It Old Skool?

3. People were hopeful that this 2008 film would mark M. Night Shymalan’s return to greatness. Instead, it proved that he had indeed lost it.

4. Fred Savage directed this disastrous sequel to an Eddie Murphy film. It starred Cuba Gooding Jr and currently has a 2.5 rating on imdb.

5. This 2008 film starred Paris Hilton and earned a total of $9000 on its opening night, and BBC movie reviewer Mark Kermode called it a “fascist eugenic tract.”

6. Eddie Murphy played himself and his wife in this 2007 film. Here’s the punchline: She’s fat. Get it? What movie was it?

7. Richard Roeper called this 2007 Lindsay Lohan film the worst film of the 2000s.

8. After this epic disaster in 2003, Theodore Geisel’s wife banned any future adaptations of his work. What was this disastrous film?

9. Witless Protection starred one of the unfunniest humans ever to walk the planet. Who is it?

10. The storyline of this film, according to imdb: In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlo’s, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit.

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Drew Lazor’s Questions About Food and Drink

In case you missed it last week at the Black Sheep, Drew Lazor of the City Paper (interviewed here) wrote his own quiz about food and drink. Pretty damn good questions. Here they are. Answers are after the jump.

  1. What are the three ingredients in a Manhattan?
  2. In 1988’s “Coming to America,” what is the name of the signature sandwich at the McDonald’s clone McDowell’s?
  3. What is the term for meat from an adult sheep?
  4. Hamentashen, a triangular filled pastry, is traditionally eaten in honor of what Jewish holiday?
  5. Which of the 50 states is the only one to grow coffee plants commercially?
  6. Star anise, cloves, cinnamon, Sichuan peppercorn, fennel are together known as what?
  7. What literary giant has a drink named after him that consists of white rum, lime juice, grapefruit juice, maraschino liqueur, and sugar?
  8. Which current Philadelphia chef, who runs Zahav, was recently honored with the 2011 “Best Chef Mid-Atlantic” award from the James Beard Foundation?
  9. What writer and TV personality is still considered the chef at large at the New York brasserie Les Halles?
  10. In 1987’s “Adventures in Babysitting,” what food item does a temporarily blind Brenda attempt to buy with a personal check in the bus station?

Bonus: Which pasta variety’s Italian name translates to “little ear” ?

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The “Things My Wife Knows That I Don’t” Round

Last week I did a round called Things My Wife Knows that I Don’t. It went over well, though she obviously knows a lot of things that nobody else knows…it was one of the toughest Round Threes ever. See how ya do. Answers are after the jump.

1. Although Leonardo of Pisa used rabbits to explain his famous integer sequence, a much better representation of them would be the family tree of honeybees. What are these numbers known as?

2. Some skates and sharks lay egg cases, known as these. Daryl Hannah probably knows the answer.

3. It’s not only a letter of the alphabet, it’s also a type of skirt that is fitted at the hips and gradually widens towards the hem.

4. What phylum do sea cucumbers and starfish belong to?

5. In French cooking, the combination of onions, carrots and celery is known as what?

6. Horseshoe crabs have blue blood because their body contains a lot of this element.

7. From what country do we get Helvetica font, from the Roman word for the country’s name?

8. Sara Gruen wrote this book in 2006, which has since been made into a 2011 film.

9. Princess, radiant, and marquise are all what?

10. What plant gives curry its yellow color?

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Who Said It, Charlie Sheen or Gary Busey?

Here’s last week’s 50-50 round: Who said it, Charlie Sheen or Gary Busey?

  1. There has got to be more to life than being a really, really, ridiculously good actor.
  2. Sober stands for, “Son of a bitch, everything’s real.”
  3. It’s been a tsunami. And I’ve been riding it on my mercury surfboard.
  4. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.
  5. Fear is the darkroom where Satan develops his negatives.
  6. Drinking your own blood is the paradigm of recycling.
  7. I’m tired of trying to pretend I’m not special. I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin rock star from Mars.
  8. Resentments are the rocket fuel that lives in the tip of my saber.
  9. The ocean is your imagination. The ocean is your emotion. The sail on the boat is the golden rule. The wind that sends your boat into the sunset, that wind is your spirit. You have an anchor you don’t know you have. It’s an invisible anchor.
  10. You borrow my brain for 5 seconds and just be like, “Dude, can’t handle it! Unplug this bastard! It fires in a way that is perhaps not from this terrestrial realm.”

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First Round Questions from Quizzo Bowl

Here ya go: the first round questions from Quizzo Bowl VII. Answers are below.

1. What fast food chain ran a disastrous ad campaign in 1985 called “Where’s Herb?”

2. What was the title of Helen Fielding’s sequel to Bridget Jones. It was called Bridget Jones ____________.

3. The US instituted an Open Door policy with what country in 1899, leading to a rebellion in that country the next year led by the righteous fists of harmony?

4. Falco of Rock Me Amadeus fame was born on todays date in 1957. What country  was he from?

5. In the middle ages, these were used as waterspouts to keep rainwater from damaging buildings. Now they are used more for decorational purposes, normally associated with Gothic architecture. What are they?

6. In what Florida city will you find Scientology headquarters?

7. If  someone told you to head towards the bow of a boat, would you head toward the front, back, right, or left?

8. Gary Ridgway just admitted to killing his 49th victim. What was Gary Ridgeway better known as?

9. The artist who originally recorded The Tears of a Clown turns 70s today. Who is he?

***10. What is the only person or organization to have won 3 Nobel Prizes: in 1917, 1944, and 1963?

11. What two brothers wrote the song, “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”?

12. Lady Antebellum just won the Grammy for best Album. What was the name of the album?

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