Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Answers to those Secret Theme rounds from a month ago

Oh yeah, that...

12 Steps Down:

The theme was bars.

1) What word in Judaism refers to obeying any one of the 613 Torah commandments, 7 rabbinical commandments, or more broadly to any act of kindess? mitzvah / bar mitzvah
2) What regular character in the early years of Saturday Night Live habitually read letters from (fictional) viewer Richard Feder of Fort Lee, NJ? Roseanne Roseannadanna / Rosanne Barr
3) What group of villains was organized by Doctor Octopus to destroy Spider-Man? Sinister Six / bar sinister
4) What big-budget 2001 movie starred Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett and Kate Beckinsale? Pearl Harbor / Bar Harbor
5) What American rock band, formed in 1986, took their unusual name from a skit on the 1980 Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album? Toad the Wet Sprocket / wet bar
6) What 1999 gay romantic comedy was nominated for Best Picture at Sundance and featured Tori Spelling? Trick / bar trick
7) What country singer, daughter of another famous country singer, had 11 #1 singles on the country charts in the 1980s? Rosanne Cash / Rosanne Barr and/or cash bar
8) Finish the Jonathan Swift quote: "He was a brave man that first ate..." ... an oyster / oyster bar
9) What Japanese word, now a word in English as well, translates literally as "it's sour"? sushi / sushi bar
10) What German Baroque composer gave us Messiah, Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks? Handel / handle bar

Ray's Happy Birthday Bar, Wednesday:

The theme was islands.

1) For what film did Charlize Theron win the Best Actress Oscar in 2003? Monster / Monster Island
2) How much is a "dime" in high stakes gambling? $1000 / Thousand Islands
3) Which is the only US state with one unified school district? Hawaii / Hawaiian Islands
4) What famous estate in Santa Barbara County, California, estimated worth $100 million, was bought from golf course mogul William Bone in 1987? Neverland Ranch / Neverland Island
5) What record did Mark David Chapman have John Lennon autograph the same day he shot him? Double Fantasy / Fantasy Island

6) From what 1948 film do we get the popular misquote "Badges?! We don't need no stinkin' badges!"? Treasure of the Sierra Madre / Treasure Island
7) What American politician was shot fatally on September 8, 1935? Huey Long / Long Island
8) What 1979 thriller starred Clint Eastwood and Patrick McGoohan? Escape from Alcatraz
9) What is the Alaskan brown bear also known as? Kodiak bear / Kodiak Island
10) What international airline now has a "Green" division dedicated to finding a cleaner source of fuel? Virgin / Virgin Islands
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