The Mad Trivia Party

with Chris Played by Charles Berman

Where we get mad, and you get trivial!

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CHRIS PLAYED BY CHARLES BERMAN

Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. Police have been very reluctant to investigate bank routing number theft in recent years. Why?

2. Why does Rand-McNally appear on so many maps even though The Republic of Rand-McNally is not a real country?

3. Nationally-produced playwright Leonard Melfi wrote a play about a Binghamton-area establishment called “The ____________ Makes a Good Drink.”

4. What current fashionable health product is also often given to children in Victorian novels?

5. In what movie did the Marx Brothers co-star with Lucille Ball?

6. Why did most Canadians not feel like their flag had been insulted when Scott Joplin released “The Maple Leaf Rag?”

7. What was the legendary female Pope supposedly named?

8. What motto appears on Washington DC’s license plates?

9., Do your best impression of a modem / fax machine.

10. Name a well-known song that debuted as part of a movie.

11. Why has Facebook recently announced that it will be deleting the profiles of drag queens?

12. One British King was both James I and James VI at the same time. How?

13. How do you play go?

14. Why have many people complained about the planned site of the next World Cup?

15. What religious sues people for copyright infringement when they distribute its holy texts without permission?

16. What is grappa?

17. What was the title of Bo Burnham’s TV show?

18. What is something you could find on a paystub and something you could find on a dinner plate?

19. What does “orange pekoe” actually mean in reference to tea?
20. Why did McDonald’s have to stop giving away free plastic stirring spoons with cups of coffee?

21. What do brains taste like?

22. Tell us how to say our phone number in a new language.

23. How did Rich David get so rich?

24. How did the Great Gildersleeve get so Great?

25. Name something only one of us has read/heard/seen.

26. Why should you win?

Doc Sonic’s questions:

A Klaxon is another name for what?

Pumpkins avocados and watermellons, which one is a berry?

How many feet in a fathom?

The story of Samson appears in which book of the Old Testament?

On which planet did the spacecraft Venus 8 land in 1972?

A heptagon has how many sides?

There was a Korean dictionary released for Nintendo DS that had to have it’s name quickly changed, why?

Give us a recipe for a cocktail (one with a name)

Twitch the Intern

1. Name the hometown of any character on the TV show “M*A*S*H”.

2. Whose Secret Service code name is 'Renaissance’?

3. In the classic musical tale “Peter and the Wolf”, which instrument in the orchestra represents Peter?

4. Which dog breed has the most acute sense of smell?

5. In Major League Baseball, what is the official score of a forfeited game?

6. What is the name of Cap’n Crunch ...

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Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. What is the name of a particular province in one country and the general name for the provinces in another country?

2. What organization issues Academy Awards?

3. Why has no Food TV host agreed to taste any recipe from The Anarchist’s Cookbook?

4. Which US president said he did not think an atheist should be considered a citizen?

5. What is the Bread and Puppet Theatre?

6. Who are the Not Ready for Prime Time Players?

7. Name a novel by somebody better known for something other than writing novels.

8. Why do computer companies rarely if ever claim to be selling “laptops?”

9. How do you make a mummy?

10. Who is/was the leader of the Taliban?

11. What does it mean for an auction to have a “reserve?”

12. Karl Marx was a reporter for which American newspaper?

13. What is the difference between Arcadia and Acadia?

14. Polo shirts were originally associated with which sport?

15. Why did Lenin outlaw White Russians in Russia?

16. What is a nervous breakdown?

17. Who was the suspicious tailor in Star Trek whom people always suspected was a spy?

18. Why was Charlie Chaplin exiled from the United States?

19. Is there balm in Gilead?
-What does that question the hell mean?
-What is it s quotation from?

20. What is the name of Binghamton’s hockey team?
-And why?

21. What do brains taste like?

22. Tell us how to say our phone number in a new language.

23. How did Rich David get so rich?

24. How did the Great Gildersleeve get so Great?

25. Name something only one of us has read/heard/seen.

26. Why should you win?

27. The Russian version of “Survivor” is called what?

28. Name someone from Africa whom we didn’t mention last week.

29. Heads or tails?

Twitch the Intern

1. In which year did Babe Ruth make his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox?

2. In his day, George Washington had the biggest one in the American Colonies. What was he so proud to possess?

3. Which president (by proclamation) established Mother’s Day as the second Sunday in May?

4. NHL Hall of Fame member Maurice Richard was known as “The Rocket”. What was his brother Henri Richard’s nickname?

5. “Louie-ville” or “Lewis-ville”...What is the official pronunciation for the capital of Kentucky?

6. What is the name of the B-29 which dropped the second atomic bomb (on Nagasaki)?

7. The Binghamton Mets won the 2014 Eastern League championship. Who did they defeat to win the title?

8. Which snack food claims that “No one can eat just one”?

9. Which genetic disorder is known as Trisomy-21?

10. This week, golfer Greg Norman narrowly avoided a disastrous accident. What happened to him?

Doc Sonic’s questions:

In musical terms what is a “tone cluster”?

What common object (or objects) were invented by John Walker?

Who was ...

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Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. Why do scholars think Tchaikovsky never wrote any music for the theremin?

2. Name a Major League Baseball manager who was fired before the season after he won the pennant.

3. What is a kind of spot, a kind of failure, and a kind of meat?

4. In the past, many racists refused to drink Pepsi. Why?

5. What is the difference between cocoa and coca?

6. Why was the famous battle that took place in Volgograd not called the Battle of Volgograd?

7. What does MGM stand for?

-What is their motto?

-What does it mean?

8. What popular play features a cheerful song about killing people and selling their dead bodies as food?

9. What is the equivalent of the European Union for Africa, Asia, or the Americas called?

10. Who ran a US presidential campaign from prison?

11. Many INdian college students do something called “jamming” for fun and competition. What is it?

12. What is gluten?

-What is the name of the disease that makes it dangerous to eat?

13. In which TV series does each season take place in a different century?

14. Name a closed local business that still has its sign up.

15. Anita Sarkeesian recently got death threats for doing what on the internet?

16. What is both a kind of jewellery and a kind of guest appearance?

17. What was Oedipus Rex’s job?

18. Please describe the plot of The Brothers Karamazov.

19. What does a humanist do?

20. Sometimes you will see signs hanging up that say “Free Mumia.” What does that mean?

21. What do brains taste like?

22. Tell us how to say our phone number in a new language.

23. How did Rich David get so rich?

24. How did the Great Gildersleeve get so Great?

25. Name something only one of us has read/heard/seen.

26. Why should you win?

27. The Russian version of “Survivor” is called what?

28. Name someone from Africa whom we didn’t mention last week.

Doc Sonic’s questions:

What is the New York Subway Challenge?

Why were many checks from Marlon Brando never cashed?

Who was Queen Elizabeth I’s father?

What is the lowest land point on earth?

Does sound travel faster in air or water?

When was the last time the $1 bill was re-designed?

Twitch the Intern

1. Which current Congressman appears in the music video for the song 'Ghostbusters’?

2. When is OJ Simpson first eligible to be released on parole?

3. Freight trains seldom carry a caboose these days. What was the function of a caboose?

4. Which US state produces the most rice?

5. Name any actor/actress who has portrayed God in a movie (God, not Jesus).

6. Which nation is the largest consumer of potatoes?

7. Who holds the MLB record for most home runs by a catcher (395)?

8. What is a group of unicorns called?

9. Which Hollywood movie first showed ...

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