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Trivia Results – Episode 2

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As promised, here's the answers (in red) to yesterday's trivia questions. Categories highlighted in blue are the ones my team answered correctly.

Oh, and Cranky and Grrrace?  Anytime you want to come join us for trivia, feel free.  As you can see, we really could have used your help on this one!

Round 1
1. Category: History.  The Ancon was the first ship to travel through something, in 1914.  What did it travel through? Panama Canal
2. Category: Football.  Which NFL team was the first to win the Vince Lombardi trophy five times? The 49ers
3. Category: Hobbies.  What hobby do enthusiasts spend more money on than any other hobby?  (No sports, so golf, auto racing, etc are not right) Gardening
4. Category: Space.  Name the 7th planet from our sun. Uranus
5. Category: Advertising. Name the full name of the sauce marketed as "The Burger Booster" (generic answers like "ketchup" are not right, it needs to be like "Heinz Ketchup" (although that's not the answer)). Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce

Round 2
6. Category: Music.  Kenny Alphin and John Rich are a duo better known by what name? Big and Rich
7. Category: Technology.  President Jimmy Carter was the first president to have these installed on the roof of the White House.  What did he have installed? solar panels
8. Category: Beatles.  Provide Paul McCartney's FULL name. Sir James Paul McCartney
9. Category: Beer.  This beer manufacturer makes "Triple Boch", the world's most potent beer, coming in at 17% alcohol by volume.  Name the manufacturer. Samuel Adams
10. Category: US Geography.  Name the U.S. state that is bordered by 8 (eight) other states.  For 8 bonus points, name all 8 surrounding states. Tennessee

Halftime Bonus Question
B1. Scooby Doo, Where Are You (the original cartoon) premiered on television in what year?

  • A. 1968
  • B. 1969
  • C. 1970
  • D. 1971

B. 1969

Round 3
11. Category: Politics.  This organization elects the 15 judges of the World Court.  Name the organization. The United Nations
12. Category: Religion.  This Pope was named an honorary member of the Harlem Globetrotters in 1990.  Name the full name of the pope. Pope John Paul II
13. Category: Celebrity Deaths.  Ben Affleck starred as this individual in the movie about his mysterious death, Hollywoodland. For 2 bonus points, name the role that made this mystery actor famous. George Reeves, Superman
14. Category: Male Solo Artists.  This artist has released albums such as "Dare to Be Stupid", "Running with Scissors", and "Straight out of Lynwood". Name the artist. Weird Al Yankovic
15. Category: Weddings. This actress divorced Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame to marry the lead guitarist of Bon Jovi. Name the actress. Heather Locklear

Round 4
16. Category: Measurements.  What is the more common name for a cubic decimeter? A liter
17. Category: US History.  On March 4th, 1789, this replaced the Articles of Confederation.  Name the replacement document. The Constitution
18. Category: Television.  Name the popular hang-out spot (on the show) for the characters  the show Beverly Hills, 90210. The Peach Pit
19. Category: Comedians.  Terry Jones, John Cleese, and Eric Idle are three of the six comedians that originally made up which comedy group? Monty Python's Flying Circus
20. Category: Game Shows.  Which game show has a possible 61 answers? Jeopardy

Final Bonus Question
B2. Which of the following was the first to provide a credit card in 1950?

  • A. Sears and Roebuck
  • B. Avon
  • C. Pan Am
  • D. Diners Club

D. Diners Club

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Ross Hunt (or Whatever It’s Called) Winners!

Hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a fantastic turkey day and I hope you are now well on your way to recovering from the food, fun, and festivities.  For everyone else, hope you had a good week, and yay, it's the weekend again!

We had 4 entrants in my guest-host contest, all of which had me laughing at one point or another in their entries.  And upon further review of the piles of junk in my garage, I have confirmed that every entrant wins a prize, consolation or otherwise! 

(In all seriousness, I do have something special for each entrant that will have them shouting out loud with a resounding "MEH.  I guess that was worth entering this week's contest."  Please send me a quick note with your address – I promise you won't be disappointed.  [Or at least don't reveal your disappointment to me])

The judging was tough, but you can see how it was done by reading the following, or just skip to the winner announcements below:

1. Best Yod Art: Although this was a close race, in the end I had to give this one to snoringKatZ.  Cranky, flattery will usually get you anywhere, but in this case, the pun is mightier than the apple polishing.  Or something like that.

2. The Tourist Attraction I'm Planning to Visit on my Next Vacation: Definitely Cranky's Crap Emporium.  There's no doubt in my mind that this will make it big.  As long as Wal-Mart doesn't try to horn in on your business – watch out for that, Cranky!

3. My Alternative to Thanksgiving Would Be: Another Thanksgiving, apparently.  You folks really don't want to give up this holiday!  With that said, Ebby's comment that this used to be the only day where Yod was able to eat white-people food cracked me up, and took the birthday-cake on this one.

4. Easiest to Blackmail:
Cranky, when I saw your photo for #1, I immediately thought it trumped any blackmail photo you could have shared with us.  Apparently you agreed.  However, you were blown clear out of the water by WPG's blackmail photos, red duct-tape and all.  Those are some seriously hostile working conditions!

5. The Worst Pun-ishment for the Readers: Your puns all made me groan, but only snoringKatZ's made me run out of the room screaming.


With that said, this week's winner for the GRAND PRIZE is snoringKatZ!  Congratulations, your skill with the slap-dash entry knows no bounds.

WPG – You still won the first-entry prize and will be receiving that prize and some lovely parting gifts, along with my sympathy for anyone who still has to work in that hellmouth building.

Crankypants – Unfortunately, you didn't win the GRAND PRIZE, but I have something specific in mind for your consolation prize.  As a bonus, it's not going to take up a lot of space, so you'll still have lots of room in your Crap Emporium for your regular sales stock.  Oh, and I'm seriously considering making your blackmail photo my desktop wallpaper for a little while.  Heehee.

Ebby – I don't live in a cat household, and I'm fresh out of catnip.  However, I have a nice selection of small consolation gifts that you can share with your Daddy – I bet you can work out a trade with him for something more suitable for a kitty like yourself.  And let him know that if he doesn't want his gifts, they'd probably make decent additions to Yod Hunt prizes for future contests :-)

Thanks everyone for playing.  Hopefully you had as good a time entering my guest contest as I had reading your entries!  I now return control of the hunt back to the group's founding father, the man with the plan, YOD himself!

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