Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Solutions to last week's sample Secret Theme rounds

Ray's Happy Birthday Bar:

The theme was Batman villains.

1) What Through the Looking Glass character had a semantics argument with Alice, including the quote "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean."? Humpty Dumpty
2) What common one-syllable computer term is synonymous with "hang", a condition in which the machine goes unresponsive? Freeze / Mr. Freeze
3) What '50s doo-wop group had their biggest hit with "Earth Angel"? The Penguins
4) Guitarist Kristy Wallace is a founding member of The Cramps. What's her stage name? Poison Ivy
5) According to Greek legend, what question had to be answered in order to be allowed passage into the city of Thebes? Riddle of the Sphinx / The Riddler
6) What did British citizen Howard Carter discover in 1922 which made him world-famous? The tomb of King Tut
7) What 1945 best-selling memoir by American author Betty MacDonald resulted in a series of ten "Ma and Pa Kettle" movies? The Egg and I / Egghead
8) What comedian was the host of Family Feud, 1999-2002? Louie Anderson / Louie the Lilac
9) What game show, on air 1972-1991, was the show "where knowledge is king and Lady Luck is queen"? The Joker's Wild
10) What prime time TV show, on air 1983-87, starred Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner? The Scarecrow and Mrs. King / Scarecrow

Dirty Frank's:

The theme was Monopoly board properties.

1) What controversial 1978 book by Edward Said criticized the treatment of the East in Western academia? Orientalism / Oriental Avenue
2) The '80s sit-com Kate & Allie starred Jane Curtain and..? Susan St. James / St. James Place
3) What TV show featured the recurring segments The Blue Beetle, The $6.39 Man and Love of Chair? The Electric Company

4) What 1980 sci-fi film was the screen debut for both William Hurt and Drew Barrymore? Altered States / States Avenue
5) In order to sail from the Gulf of Bothnia to the Kattegat, or vice versa, what body of water must be traversed? Baltic Sea / Baltic Avenue
6) What American magazine, still published, was founded in 1857 by such luminaries as Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow? The Atlantic (Monthly) / Atlantic Avenue
7) Who created the LOVE statue? Robert Indiana / Indiana Avenue
8) At what Philadelphia attraction will you find the new Delaware River Watershed Education Center? Fairmount Water Works / Water Works
9) What American world middleweight boxing champ was the Ring magazine Fighter of the Year 1983 and 1985, did ads for Pizza Hut and Gillette and now lives in Italy? Marvelous Marvin Hagler / Marvin Gardens
10) What 1990 movie starred Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine and Michael Keaton? Pacific Heights / Pacific Avenue

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