Where we get mad, and you get trivial!
From the Caffeine Kid:
- Name the four main characters from the Irish sitcom “Father Ted.”
- Where was Father Ted’s parish located?
- What was the first commercially released compact disc?
- In what year was it released?
- In what country was it released?
- Why are school buses yellow?
- What was the first single from the British rock band the Kinks?
- Why is the default image on Twitter an egg?
Questions from Incorporeal Mike:
- What does it mean to be:
red in the face; blue in the face.
- In an NFL game, what does the red zone refer to?
- In finance, what does it mean to be “in the red”?
Bonus: What is the origin of this phrase?
- What is “white noise”?
- What is “pink noise”?
- What is the brown note?
- What is the deadly sin associated with the color green?
- What is a Blue Shift?
- What is the medical condition in which your skin has turned yellow?
CHRIS PLAYED BY CHARLES BERMAN
1. What is the Tommy Westphall Universe?
2. What does it mean for something to be “sonic?”
3. Before he became known as a composer, Beethoven was famous as what?
4. What does a castellan do?
5. In Mexico, two days after Cinco de Mayo is usually known as what?
6. What was the most recent Major League Baseball team to change its name?
7. In its last season, Monty Python’s TV changed its title from “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” to what?
8. Since the 1950s, no US court has convicted anybody of violating the second law of thermodynamics. Why?
9. Please describe the plot of the movie “Psycho II.”
10. Apart from the food, what does the word “burrito” mean in Spanish?
-What about “taco?”
11. Every year many people become very excited about something called Eurovision. What is it?
12. What is both the name of a mass murderer and the name of a band?
13. In Batman, what is Mr Freeze’s real name supposed to be?
14. Name a character who appears in more than one Shakespeare play?
15. Who has been named the new host of “Whose Line is it Anyway?
-The title of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” is a takeoff on what?
16. What used to be known as White Russia is now known as what?
17. What is the origin of the phrase “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”
18. What was El Greco’s name?
19. What is both the name of a place and a kind of poem?
20. What country was the last to abolish slavery?
21. In Star Trek, what are the first names of Sulu, Chekhov, Uhura, McCoy, or Scotty?
22. Name something only one of us has read/heard/seen.
23. Make up a game show.
24. Heads or tails?
How tall was Napoleon really?
From what county does the concept of political right vs political left originate?
What is Railway Standard Time, and how is it used today?
What is Arnold, from ...
Chris Played by Charles Berman
1. Name a president who had a first lady who was not his wife.
2. P. T. Barnum’s circus is now a part of what combined circus?
3. What is unusual about The Gothic Symphony by Havergal Brian?
4. Name a Godzilla movie.
Bonus: Come up with a new Godzilla movie. Point if we like it.
5. What does the O. J. stand for in O. J. Simpson’s name?
6. What English word has three consecutive sets of doubled letters?
7. In 2005, Apple offered a free CPU with every desktop computer it sold. Why?
8. What naturally occurring organism produces mint flavor?
9.Captain Marvel originated with what comic book publisher?
10. What is the name for the kind of bed that folds up into the wall?
11. The films at movie theatres are usually how many millimetres wide?
11. Please describe the plot of the film “The Bed Sitting Room.”
12. What is the difference between a lichen and a simile?
13. Even though there is no law against it, American zoos contain no satyrs. Why?
14. What was Humphrey Bogart’s original job?
15. Who starred in the Dragnet movie?
16. Scholars now believe that at least half of the chapters of the Inferno were not written by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Why?
17. Leo Tolstoy and Leon Trotsky actually had exactly the same first name. What was it?
18. Why did mutineers on ships normally write their names in a circle?
18. Name anything by John Cage other than 4’33”.
19. Ed Gein was considered notable for doing what?
20. What is the difference between further and farther?
21. Name something only one of us has read/heard/seen.
22. Make up a game show.
23. Heads or tails?
From Caffeine Kid:
- Name the artist who drew the iconic illustrations of Sherlock Holmes when the stories were first published.
- On “Futurama,” what was the name of Fry’s dog from the 20th century?
- Explain the concept of the 1980s TV series “Automan.”
- What are the Pillars of Creation?
- Who played drums on the debut album of Canadian rock band Rush?
- Who replaced him?
- In the British sitcom “Are You Being Served?” what is the name of the department store where the characters work?
- Name the fictional band at the center of Cameron Crowe’s film “Almost Famous.”
- What song was used as the theme song of the “Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy” radio and TV series?
Doc Sonic’s questions:
What is the highest scoring vehicle ever tested by Consumer Reports?
Which was invented first, the cigarette lighter or the match?
In what century did the Middle Ages end and the Renaissance begin?
What letter does not appear in the names of any of the United States?
An Oenophile is a collector of what?
What is the demonym for someone from the state of Maine?
What was whiskey maker Jack Daniel’s real name?
According to Verisign, how many domain names have been registered?
What is both a type of ship and a type of car?
What does pink kryptonite do to Superman?
What kind of car does a Zen master drive?