Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Solutions to last week's Secret Theme rounds

Lyon's Den:

The theme was types of dog.

1) Which current NHL franchise began as the Kansas City Scouts in 1974? New Jersey Devils / Devil Dogs
2) What comic strip, many say the world's first daily, was created by Bud Fisher in 1907? Mutt and Jeff
3) What singer has been backed by The Grease Band since 1966? Joe Cocker / Cocker spaniel
4) What 1984 movie, set in Nebraska, was based upon a Stephen King story? Children of the Corn / corn dog
5) Singers named Ruth, Anita and Issa are better known collectively as what act? Pointer Sisters
6) What do you call the type of logically absurd statement which reveals a paradoxical truth which is traced back to Sir Boyle Roche, but also popularized by Yogi Berra and Sam Goldwyn? Irish bull / bulldog
7) Who played Richie Valens in the 1987 movie La Bamba? Lou Diamond Phillips / Diamond Dogs
8) What English county is known as "Bronte Country"? Yorkshire / Yorkshire terrier
9) With what single did former New York Doll David Johansen have a huge hit in 1987? "Hot Hot Hot" / hot dog
10) In what 1998 movie did Robin Williams play the real-life founder of the Gesundheit! Institute? Patch Adams / Dogpatch

Drinker's Tavern:

Would you believe... types of cat.

1) What powerful Alaskan senator is the longest-serving current Republican senator, having been elected first in 1968? Ted Stevens / Cat Stevens

2) What 1981 David Cronenberg sci-fi film claimed that only 237 of Earth's 4 billion people held the most terrifying power ever? Scanners / CAT scan
3) According to Mick Jagger, what happens to troubadours for whom traps are laid? They "get killed before they reach Bombay" / Bombay breed
4) How do you say "left" and "right" in Thai (this is easier than you would expect if you think about it...)? Chang and Eng, the names of the original "Siamese twins" / Siamese
5) What country did fascist Italy invade in 1935-36? The name of the country at the time helps with the theme. Abyssinia / Abyssinian
6) What real-life Western pioneer was depicted in the 1977 live-action Disney movie __________ and the Mountain Men? Kit Carson / Kit-Kat
7) The 23rd state broke off from Massachusetts in 1820; name it. Maine / Maine coon cat
8) What prime time show, which debuted in 2003, follows the careers of Dr. Dylan Walsh and Dr. Sean McNamara? Nip/Tuck / cat nip
9) What male first name means "happy" or "fortunate" in Latin? Felix (the Cat)
10) What classic TV character, an employee of fictional WJM-TV, was partial inspiration for Simpsons character Kent Brockman? Ted Baxter / Baxter is the Meow Mix cat
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