Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Solutions to last week's Secret Theme rounds

Lyon's Den:

The theme was Scientologists. All of the following people are or were involved in the cult.

1) What band had a #1 song in the US in 1973 with "Frankenstein"?
The Edgar Winter Group
2) Who played Bobby Wheeler on the sit-com Taxi? Jeff Conaway, who, thanks to the group, like, totally kicked his substance abuse problem
3) Who hosts the Fox News show On the Record? Greta Van Susteren
4) Who has been involved in lengthy court battles regarding the release of his 1998 album Mutations? Beck
5) What US Congressman died in a skiing accident in 1998? Sonny Bono

6) What rapper, also known as "The Human Beatbox", had a hit with "The Show" in 1985? Doug E. Fresh
7) What Simpsons voice talent regular is the voice of Ralph Wiggum? Nancy Cartwright
8) What singer, the "Queen of Funk Soul", was born Yvette Marie Stevens? Chaka Khan
9) What actress was engaged to Brad Pitt while costarring with him in Kalifornia and Too Young to Die?? Juliette Lewis
10) Who killed Joan Vollmer in Mexico City, 1951? William S. Burroughs

Ray's Happy Birthday Bar, Monday:

Seeing as this was Bastille Day, the theme was months of the French Republican calendar.

1) A strike related to what fruit led Cesar Chavez into the labor movement in 1965? Grapes / grape harvest
2) What 2003 Academy Award-winning documentary focused on the career of Robert McNamara? Fog of War / fog
3) What American poet took part in the 1961 inauguration of John F. Kennedy? Robert Frost / frost
4) What former White House press secretary died of colon cancer last weekend? Tony Snow / snow
5) What 1966 Beatles song, according to some their first true psychedelic recording, is the B-side of "Paperback Writer"? "Rain" / rain

6) Who's trippin' down the streets of the city, smilin' at everybody she sees? Everyone knows it's... Windy! / wind
7) What decades-old CBS News expose of the plight of migrant farm workers was considered a highpoint of American TV journalism? Harvest of Shame / harvest
8) With what team did Dwayne Wade win the 2006 NBA Finals MVP? Miami Heat / heat
9) What 2-minute Cat Stevens song featured use of the word never 16 times? "The Wind" / wind
10) What is the British term for what we call a slot machine? Fruit (machine) / fruit
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