Monday, November 5, 2007

Answers to last week's Halloween Secret Themes

Ray's Happy Birthday Bar:

Both bars had a Halloween-themed Secret Theme. At Ray's it was Alice Cooper. Incidentally all of the song and album references below are from the American Top 40 pop charts, all of which I consider fair game as quiz questions and references.

1) In what wretched 2005 flick, featuring Jennifer Tilly and Tim Curry, did Jon Lovitz provide the voice of a dog? Bailey's Billion$ / Billion Dollar Babies

2) What Top 20 song for Don McLean in 1972 is widely and incorrectly believed to be titled "Starry, Starry Night"? "Vincent"/ Alice Cooper's real name is Vincent Furnier.
3) What word for a class of sporty convertibles was originally used for a type of horse-drawn carriage, itself derived from the fact that it looks like a certain type of creature from an aerial view? Spider / The original name of the band Alice Cooper was The Spiders.
4) This number is both Peyton Manning's jersey and the number of chapters in James Joyce's Ulysses. Name it. 18 / "I'm Eighteen"
5) In the Archie comic books, what's the name of the blonde who vies for Archie's attention? I gave two points for the first name and three for the surname. Betty Cooper... whose mother's name in the comic was Alice Cooper.
6) In what 1999 movie did Reese Witherspoon portray Tracy Flick? Election / "Elected"
7) Nebraska is the only state in the union which is limited to one execution method by law. Which one? Electric chair / The electric chair was one of Cooper's shocking (!) stage props.
8) What 1960s-70s cartoon character, created by Jay Ward and Bill Scott of Rocky & Bullwinkle fame, fought crime with a lion sidekick named Fred? Super Chicken / The "chicken incident"

9) What's the subtitle of 2002's Star Wars: Episode II? Attack of the Clones / "Clones"
10) Whose first solo album, released 1968, was titled Lumpy Gravy? Frank Zappa / Zappa's label was the first to record and promote the act.

Dirty Frank's:

The theme was BOO! Every answer contains a "boo."

1) What colloquial phrase in American English, meaning "everything," is comprised of two alliterative words which were themselves slang when the the term was coined, likely in the 1880s? Kit and caboodle
2) What 2005 British comedy movie tells the story of a failing shoe factory in a declining town? Kinky Boots
3) What American comedienne writes a liberal column on Arianna Huffington's website? Elayne Boosler
4) What type of variable, used in computer science and formal logic, is also known as the "logical datatype"? Its values are either 0 or 1, interpreted as true and false. Boolean
5) What 1997 film, nominated for 3 Oscars, was written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson? Boogie Nights
6) What fruit-flavored alcoholic beverage, produced by E & J Gallo, is packaged for sale as either a wine or a malt beverage depending upon which state it's sold in? Boone's Farm
7) Since 1969 this prestigious literary prize has been awarded annually to novelists writing in English who are citizens of either the British Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. Name it. Man Booker Prize
8) Who was the primary catcher on the 1980 World Series Philadelphia Phillies team? Bob Boone
9) Who had a hit in 1963 with "Yakity Sax", known best as the background music for Benny Hill? Boots Randolph
10) What genre of music, described as a Latinized r'n'b, was hugely popular with Puerto Ricans in both Puerto Rico itself and in New York in the 1960s and early '70s? Songs you likely know include "Watermelon Man" and "El Watusi." Boogaloo

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