Last night's game featured both the only super secret bonus theme that no one has ever guessed, and the only time I've gotten applause for an answer no one knew. The answers in round 2.2 all fit a theme...can you tell me what it is?
- Kicking things off with some vitriol and kick-drum, Sigh No More, Babel and Wilder mind are the asinine titles of this stupid fucking dogshit neofolk band.
- What science-fiction friendly brand of stainless-steel American automobile will resume production next month for the first time in more than thirty years?
- What did Donald Trump host in lieu of attending the GOP debate the other day? Which day? Who gives a shit?
- So apparently Michael Jackson made it clear before he died that he didn’t want to be played by a white actor, in spite of all the jokes. Moving ahead a few years, what is the name of the white actor that will portray MJ in an upcoming British TV movie?
- Which three letter agency shared a series of documents on the internet this past week, dubbing them X-files?
- Which of the presidential candidates has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
- Which New York State city is known as the City of Light?
- This GOP candidate was portrayed on SNL saying ‘Doctors say that I have a very punch-able face.’
- Where has Flint, Michigan been getting its tainted water for the last two years?
- What was the first animal humans domesticated? The answer might surprise you.
- Who were the two lead singers in NSync? This is your yearly reminder that boybands, however appalling in their own right, still adhere to certain traditional artistic conventions, which is a polite way of saying they sing in five part harmonies, and not everybody gets to be the quarterback.
- On this day in 1606 Guy Fawkes was executed for his role in this plot, whose stated goal was the overthrow of British Parliament and the assassination of King James.
- In our continuing coverage of the Robot Apocalypse, it was revealed this past week in the journal Nature that this past October a computer program beat a human in an un-handicapped, full-size match against a professional player of what Chinese strategy board game? It’s not Monopoly.
- What was the name of the first movie to break two billion dollars in the box office?
- Ham the Astrochimp was a real animal-person who lived from July 1956 to January 1983. We know him as the first chimpanzee to do what?
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2.2 SUPER SECRET BONUS ROUND
- What is the common name for the theoretical transfer of matter or energy from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them?
- Which dinosaur’s name, translated, means “Tyrant Lizard?”
- Who was the star of the 1974 movie Death Wish?
- The name of this mythological figure means, in Hebrew, Adversary, and in Arabic, Astray, Distant, and a third thing that I can’t tell you because it gives away the answer.
- This 1955 science fiction horror novel concerns the quiet takeover of Earth by perfect alien duplicates of human beings, who kill people and replace them while they sleep.
- BONUS THEME IS? (4 points)
- What is the name of the company that manufactures Scotch Tape?
- What is the name of the 1971 media event sponsored by the organization Vietnam Veterans Against the War that was intended to publicize war crimes and atrocities by the US armed forces and their allies in the Vietnam war?......This media event shares its name with the supervillain name of Captain America’s good friend Bucky Barnes.
- Who did Jackie Robinson play ball for? Correct answers get three points apiece.
- What two coins have been produced every year since the creation of the US Mint in 1794? You hint is that the Canadian Beaver Nickel is not produced by the US Mint.
- j What is the name of Frank Millers acclaimed, loosely episodic comic series featuring a stark visual palate and not a lot of happy endings?
- How many cubes are there in a Rubix Cube?
- In a conventional deck of cards, which is the only king without a mustache?
- This TeeVee show, which aired from January 31 1949 to February 25…1949, is widely credited as the first ever daytime soap opera. Your hint is that if the dates are any indication it wasn’t very good.
- According to Forbes Magazine, what are the three most valuable brands in the world right now?
- Name the presidents who appear on the following bills: $1, $2, $5, $50, $1000, $100,000
- Mumford and Sons, purveyors of such whitechick-friendly romps as “Kickdrums and Banjos,” “Banjos and Kickdrums,” and “Our Lead Singer Was Born in Orange, California, We’re About As Folksy As A McDonalds.” That last one went triple-platinum. You utter morons. LOL JK Teasing.
- A benefit for veterans organizations.
- Joseph Fiennes. To be fair, we’re talking about a half hour comedy in which Michael Jackson, Liz Taylor and Marlon Brando try to fly home to LA from New York right after 9/11, so I’m not sure this thing isn’t supposed to step on a few toes.
- The CIA posted a bunch of documents they declassified in the late seventies in honor of the X-Files rehash, which, if I’m to believe the reviews, isn’t that good. The photos aren’t either, unless you really want to believe, or you’ve smoked a lot of pot.
- Bernie Sanders has a star on the Walk of Fame for his role in the 1959 war comedy “Private Pinko.” He played Patton Pinko, a recent high school graduate who joins the Marines and gets sent to Korea, where he befriends a talking donkey and has his peacenik ways beaten out of him in a series of wacky hijinks before–It’s Trump. Trump has a star on the walk of fame. The answer to the infuriating questions about the election is always Trump. Because life is Hell.
- Buffalo, NY.
- Ted Cruz, who does, in fact, have a very punch-able face.
- The Flint River, which is about fifty percent dihydrogen monoxide and fifty percent elementally pure lead.
- Dogs. That answer shouldn’t surprise you.
- Justin Timberlake and JC Sanchez. However of the two only ONE of them was selected to play Pontius Pilate in a touring production of Jesus Christ Superstar with Brandon Boyd of Incubus! (It was cancelled due to poor ticket sales. JC’s career is really doing pretty poorly.)
- The gunpowder plot.
- Ham, who was named for the Holloman Aerospace Medical center where he was prepped and trained, as it were, was launched into space on January 31 1961, making him the first hominid ever to do so.
- Teleportation (The Fly)
- Tyrannosaurus Rex (Jurassic Park)
- Charles Bronson (Death Wish)
- Satan (Mr. Frost)
- The Body Snatchers. (Invasion of the body snatchers)
- . THINGS THAT HAVE KILLED OR MAIMED JEFF GOLDBLUM IN MOVIES! WHAT’S UP AMERICA!
- The Winter Soldier Investigation
- Jackie Robinson played for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the MLB and the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro Leagues. He also played for the Montreal Royals in the minors.
- The penny and the fifty-cent piece. The fifty-cent piece is still minted every year, but it’s mostly done for collectors these days. They used to use them in casinos, but when the casinos went cashless they all got returned, so there’s a bit of a surplus these days.
- Sin City
- The king of hearts. You don’t become the king of hearts giving out mustache rides, apparently.
- These Are My Children.
- Apple, Microsoft and Google, in that order.
- $1 Washington, $2 Jefferson, $5 Lincoln, $50 Grant, $1000 Cleveland, and $100,000 featutes Woodrow Motherfuckin’ Wilson, our most ballin-ass president to date. (This is because he appears on the $100,000 bill, so I presume he’s loaded. I know nothing else about him. Oh, that and his name is alliterative. That’s about it.)
Tune in next week when we disembowel a goat live on national television and ask you questions about the future.