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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Second-Sunday Trivia at An Tobar

Second-Sunday Trivia at An Tobar
WhoTrivia-host Den is the MCYOU need to attend
What: $5 entry fee per person (still cheap), cash prize; 3 rounds, 10 questions each; plus bonus round worth 15 points; In addition to 10 general-knowledge questions, second round will feature 5 Harry Potter alternative questions. Bring out your friends who are Harry Potter fans, and keep in mind there will still be high-quality general questions in that round for those who aren't. No limits on team size.
Where: An Tobar Irish Pub 600 N Lake Destiny Rd, Maitland, FL (Next to the Sheraton Hotel)
When: Every Second Sunday at An Tobar Irish Pub (with the exceptions of Mother's Day, and Valentine's Day or Easter if the latter two happen to fall on a second Sunday of the month.)
Why: To test yourself and your team with the gold standard* of trivia questions, to enjoy great food and drink at Central-Florida's best trivia venue, and possibly win cash. *with apologies to the plenitudinous purveyors of pyrite

For the full Gold Standard of Trivia website, click here

Monday, August 11, 2014

Seuss or Shady August 10, 2014

Seuss or Shady (Here you get to answer a question about the poetry of Dr. Seuss or the poetry of Slim Shady, aka Eminem) : Complete this Dr. Suess book title, Please Try to Remember the First of ________ -or- In Eminem's rap titled Business, how does he rhyme the word "orange?"
Scroll Down for Answer
Octember; Puts "orange" in the plural and rhymes it with "syringes"

Friday, August 1, 2014

An Tabor Trivia July 13, 2014

An Tobar 7.13.14
This was the last day of Nadaam in Mongolia, so that prevented the nearly 3 million Mongoloids from attending.
Round One
1. Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew
 cover it with chocolate and a miracle or two?
the candy man
2. Who did the voice of Shaggy on the original cartoon series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!?
Casey Kasem
3. Which is larger in area, Brazil or the contiguous United States?
Brazil (3,287,357 mi2; contiguous-U.S. 3,119,884.69 mi2)
4. Which country has McDonald's McRib sandwiches year-round?
5. When petroleum refiners invented a process to turn oil into kerosene, what lucrative by-product did they initially discard?
6. In public swimming pools, how are the highest percentages of trichloramine and cyanogen chloride commonly formed?
by peeing in them
7. Who is the richest man in the world again?
Bill Gates
8. After keeping its ingredients secret for decades, what major brewery finally disclosed its simple recipe for its top-selling beer of water, barley malt, rice, yeast, and hops after 40,000 petitioners demanded it do so in June?

9. What happened to Cleveland's Cuyahoga River in 1936, 1952, and 1969?
It caught on fire.
10.  What name does actress and comedian Stephanie Courtney go by when she does commercials for Progressive Insurance?

Round Two
1. What was called "Adam's Ale" in old-time diner's lingo?
2. What late actor appeared in movies such as The Good, the Bad and the UglyThe Magnificent SevenGodfather III, and yet was probably best known to many for playing Mr. Freeze on TV's Batman?
Eli Wallach
3. Which is the largest kind of deer in North America, if not the world?
4. What is the only on-the-field position not given in Abbott & Costello's bit "Who's on First?"
right field (First Base--Who; Second Base--What; Third Base--I Don't Know; Left field--Why; Center field--Because; Pitcher--Tomorrow; Catcher--Today; Shortstop--I Don't Care/I Don't Give a Darn/I Don't Give a Damn)
5. In which Shakespeare play would you find the phrase, "there's the rub?"
6. Being Swiss, Catholic, and at least 5’8” tall are requirements to join what small army?
The Swiss Guard
7. In what year did Seinfeld premier on NBC and The Simpsons debut on Fox?
8. Who has won the most FIFA (Soccer) player of the year/Golden Ball [Ballon d'ors] awards?
Lionel Messi
9. What is the scientific term for a rain cloud?
10. Queen Elizabeth II always has at least four of which type of dogs in her retinue and has owned more than a sum total of 30 of this kind of dog since 1952?
[Welsh] Corgis (She currently keeps two corgis and two Dorgis [corgi/dachshund cross])

Alternative Round Two Questions
Mad Men
1. Whose psychiatrist said of her, "she seems consumed with petty jealousies and overwhelmed with every day activities?
Betty Draper
2. After giving Don Draper a $2500 performance bonus [1960 dollars] Bert Cooper advised Don to take a $1.99 from it and buy what book?
Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged
3. What did Roger Sterling conclude from this Bert-Cooper anecdote: "Stop smoking so much! It's a sign of weakness! Do you know how Hitler got Chamberlain to give him everything at Munich? He held a conference at an old palace that forbids smoking. And after an hour and a half of not smoking, Neville Chamberlain would've given Hitler his mother as a dance partner.?"
All I can get from this story is that Hitler didn't smoke. And I do.
4. Why did Mad Men character Michael Ginsberg cut off his nipple and hand it to Peggy in a jewelry box?
so his feelings can flow for her or because the office's new IBM computer has a plan to "make us all homo" and/or he need's to procreate
5. In which season finale of Mad Men was Don Draper fired?
Season 3

Harry Potter Question (for chocolate)
What team defeated Bulgaria in the Quidditch World Cup that took place during The Goblet of Fire?

Round Three
1. What word is defined by Grolier's Dictionary as, "The property or quality manifested in functions such as metabolism, growth, response to stimulation, and reproduction."
2. PHRASE JUMBLE (two words): A-L-A-R-G-E-B-E-L-L-Y (Hint: A 5-4 Supreme Court decision)
3. Which U.S. state consumes the least alcohol per capita, and for a bonus, which U.S. state consumes the most? (2 pts.)
Utah; New Hampshire (Florida ranks 13th nation wide),0,
4. Why is Sesame Steet's Count called "The Count"? And for a bonus, what is the name of the mental disorder that would account for his obsession with this? (2 pts.)
because he loves to count things; arithmomania
5. Who was known as avuncular and "Mr. Television" during TV's golden age?
Milton Berle
6. Who became the first female co-host of any network news or public affairs program in 1974?
Barbara Walters (Jessica Savage was the first female weekend new anchor)
7. Which actor made guest appearances as Professor Proton on TV's Big Bang Theory?
Bob Newhart
8. Monseigneur Georges LemaƮtre's 1927 "hypothesis of the primeval atom" soon thereafter became known as what?
the Big Bang Theory
SF9. What is the only North American city to have one professional football team win a Grey Cup and another that won the Super bowl?
Baltimore (Stallions 1995, Ravens 2001, 2013)
10. Which does not study osteopathic medicine, an M.D. or a D.O.?
Doctor of Medicine degree (M.D.)
[Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (D.O.)]

Bonus Round

1. Who was the first president born in the then newly independent United States of America?
Martin Van Buren

2. In reference to Friedrich Nietzsche's seminal work The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music, name the two Greek gods who formed the archetypal embodiments of reason and order and chaos and disorder respectively.
Apollo and Dionysus (Bacchus)

3. Name three golfers who have won multiple majors since Tiger Woods crashed his Cadillac Escalade into a fire hydrant outside his Lake Isleworth home at 2:30 AM on November 27, 2009?
Bubba Watson (Master's '12 and '14), Phil Mickelson (Master's '10, British Open '13), Rory McIlroy (U.S. Open '11, PGA Championship '12), and Martin Kaymer ('10 PGA Championship, '14 U.S. Open)
4. Name four members of the rock group KISS.
Paul Stanley – rhythm guitar, lead vocals
Gene Simmons – bass guitar, lead vocals
Ace Frehley – lead guitar, vocals
Peter Criss – drums, vocals
Tommy Thayer – lead guitar
Eric Singer – drums
Vinnie Vincent – guitar
Mark St. John – guitar
Bruce Kulick – guitar
Eric Carr – drums
5. Name 5 of the historical figures Bill & Ted abducted through time in the movie Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.
Any 5: NapoleonBilly the KidSocratesFreudGenghis KhanJoan of ArcAbraham LincolnBeethoven