2005 TRASH Regionals
Round 02

1. Their catch phrase is the formal Swedish word for "you." This group has a yen for landscaping and demand that a certain traveler buy them a shrubbery in exchange for safe passage through their woodland. Further demands include another shrubbery so they can get a two-level effect with a little path running down the middle, and that he cut down the mightiest tree in the forest with a herring. For ten points, name this group whose biggest weakness is hearing the word "it," a band led by Michael Palin in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Answer: The Knights who say Ni

2. The main character of this video game, ranked fourth on a 2004 IGN list of the greatest sports video games of all time, has an adviser at his side in Doc Louis. Among the villains found in this game are Great Tiger, known for his flashing Hindu jewel, military academy teacher Von Kaiser and Soda Popinski, a Russian drunk with purple skin. If you managed to complete 12 levels of play, you would go one-on-one with the title character, who did not threaten to rape your wife, eat your children or bite your ears off. For ten points name this classic NES boxing game starring Little Mac and a heavyweight boxing champion.

Answer: Mike Tyson's Punch Out

3. The protagonist of this novel meets Arnold Schwarzenegger in a Shrine Auditorium restroom; loses his virginity at age 10 as the only male student at St. Hilda's, a Canadian all-girls school; and travels through Europe with his mother, a tattoo artist named Daughter Alice. The abusive Mrs. Machado is introduced as part of the author's trademark need to include a wrestling subplot. The protagonist, Jack Burns, is an actor who goes from transvestite roles in cult films to winning an Oscar in, for ten points, what incredibly long 2005 novel by John Irving?

Answer: Until I Find You

4. Among the celebrities who made cameos in it were Cree Summer, George Wendt and Macaulay Culkin. Directed by John Landis, it aired on BET, FOX, VH1, and MTV on November 14, 1991, and it immediately generated massive controversy for the last four minutes of the video, in which its artist grabs his crotch, unzips his fly, and turns into a panther, destroying signs with anti-African American rhetoric and KKK logos. A censored version of the video was a hit and was most notable for an ending where faces of people of different races morph into one another, then a brand-new technology. For ten points, this is what hit single by Michael Jackson?

Answer: Black Or White

5. She received an all-expenses-paid scholarship to the West Valley Occupational Center so that she can pursue her dream career of cosmetology. Born with the name Alana, she has appeared in My Living Doll, Fistfull of Musketeers, and Runway Rendezvous for Jill Kelly Productions. Her look-alike cover photo for the magazine Xtreme brought her to the attention of her namesake, who brought this woman onto a daytime talk show for a confrontation. For ten points, name this African-American porn actress whose name is an alternative spelling of the host of America's Next Top Model.

Answer: Tyra Banxxx

6. Among this man's current business interests are ownership in two minor league clubs -- the Corpus Christi Hooks and the Round Rock Express. Born in 1949 in Refugio, Texas, he made his major league debut in late 1966, and won a World Series ring three years later with the Mets. Traded before the 1972 season for Jim Fregosi, he struck out 383 batters in 1973, the same year he tossed two of his record seven no-hitters. For ten points, name this Baseball Hall of Famer, 300-game winner and all-time major league leader in strikeouts.

Answer: (Lynn) Nolan Ryan

7. It arose from an incident involving a Glamour magazine and a back injury to one participant's mother. It was also responsible for the coupling of Marla, a closet organizer and virgin, with JFK Jr. The first to bow out did so thanks to the appearance of a naked woman in the building across the street, while the apparent winner admits to cheating in the show's final episode. This means that Jerry was truly the master of his domain in, for ten points, what anti-self-abuse competition from the fourth season of Seinfeld?

Answer: The Contest

8. Invented by microbiologist Curt Jones in 1988, it is made by a flash-freezing process. Produced domestically in Paducah, Kentucky, it is not available in grocery stores, which lack the necessary sub-zero storage; instead it is usually sold by franchises in malls, theme parks, and stadiums. Its selling points involve a supposedly richer, fresher taste and a shape that makes it fun to eat. For ten points, name this so-called "ice cream of the future."

Answer: Dippin' Dots

9. His brother Chelone is a world-class snowboarder who recently suffered a serious head injury in a motorcycle accident. He's also getting a lot of flak for saying performance-enhancing drugs should be allowed in international competition. A state high-school tennis champion in New Hampshire, he turned to the slopes in 1996 and is favored at the 2006 Olympics after winning the World Cup last season. For ten points, name this skier who became the first American in 22 years to win the overall title.

Answer: Bode Miller

10. Some of his screen credits include An American Werewolf in London, Spies Like Us and Monsters, Inc in which he voiced Randall's assistant, Fungus. He played members of the law enforcement community in Trading Places and The Blues Brothers. He directed Ian McDiarmid in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Terence Stamp in Bowfinger. Both actors would co-star as his enemies in later films. For ten points, name this actor and director best known as the puppeteer and voice of Dagobah's most famous denizen, Yoda.

Answer: Frank Oz (also accept Richard Frank Oznowicz)

11. This store's origins go back to George Dayton, who opened Goodfellows department store in Minneapolis in 1902. The first store with this name opened in Roseville, Minnesota, in 1962, and by the end of the decade there were 17 stores with this name in three states. In recent years, it introduced, Greatland concept stores, the online Red Hot shop, and the Club Wedd bridal registry. For ten points, name this discount store chain with more than 1,300 stores in 47 states and a bulls eye logo.

Answer: Target

12. Nicknamed the Artesian Spring and the Indiana Rubber Man, he averaged 9.8 points in 46 games as a pro, and once made 138 straight free throws playing for the Indianapolis Kautskys. After serving in the Navy, he coached Indiana State for two years in the late '40s. He nearly took a job at Minnesota before a snow storm pushed him further west where he'd establish his Pyramid of Success. For ten points, name this Hall of Famer honored as a player for his time at Purdue and as a coach for his historic tenure at UCLA.

Answer: John Wooden

13. Reruns and never-before-seen episodes of the short-lived Fox series Wonderfalls can now be seen on this U-S cable network. Other series found on this network include First Comes Love, a wedding reality show hosted by Kids in the Hall alum Scott Thompson, and Out on the Edge, a variety show hosted by Alan Cumming. Reruns of Viacom cable shows are also prevalent, including MTV's True Life: I'm Gay and Getting Married. For ten points name this Viacom cable channel, the digital network for the gay and lesbian community.

Answer: Logo

14. Shots of the hurricane were actually taken from stock footage used in Night Unto Night, a Ronald Reagan picture made the same year. Frank McCloud visits a seedy hotel run by an invalid and his widowed daughter-in-law. McCloud finds the hotel overrun by gangsters. Edward G. Robinson is Rocco, the lead gangster, and Claire Trevor won an Oscar as his mistress, Gaye. For ten points, name this 1948 John Huston film, the last pairing of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall and the inspiration for a terrible Bertie Higgins one-hit wonder.

Answer: Key Largo

15. Despite its name, this team is located in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Founded in 1905 at what is now The Butcher's Hook, it won its first First Division title in 1955. The 1970 FA Cup champs, it had years of mixed performance until 2003, when it was bought by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, who constantly bought and sold players. Two years later, it secured the Premier title with a record 29 wins, 25 shutouts and 15 goals against, as well as the League Cup. For ten points, name this Jose Mourinho-coached squad, also known as The Blues.

Answer: Chelsea FC (prompt on "The Blues" before it is mentioned)

16. His Web site notes that he is not responsible for the Paradox of Our Time, the You Work 40 Years Until You're Young Enough, and the Hurricane Rules essays spreading through the Internet. Born in 1936 in New York, his comedy career began in the early 1960s in a partnership with Jack Burns, and he has starred in 11 HBO specials since 1977, as well as hosting the first episodes of both Fridays and Saturday Night Live. For ten points, name this comedian responsible for the books Brain Droppings and When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? and the seven words you can't say on TV bit.

Answer: George Carlin

17. Born in Atlanta with the first name Gary, he earned a degree in graphic design from the Art Institute of Atlanta. After school he landed a variety of modeling gigs, getting print and TV ads for Coke products, J. Crew, and Levi's. He used his hands-on skills to get into set design, including work for Leaving Las Vegas. He had a company called Furniture Unlimited, but today lends his skills to a style line carried by Sears. He also landed the first cover of the new, large-format TV Guide. Name, for ten points, this former Trading Spaces carpenter who now hosts ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Answer: Ty Pennington

18. Denver's "Westword" named Vanilla Fudge's The Beat Goes On as the worst one of these ever made. The origins of the term are fuzzy, but music historians believe that Frank Sinatra's In The Wee Small Hours and Woody Guthrie's Dust Bowl Ballads are among the earliest. Recent examples include Control by Pedro the Lion, Strange Little Girls by Tori Amos, and Medulla by Bjork, in which every sound was originally made by the human voice. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and The Who's Tommy are the albums credited with sparking interest in, for ten points, what type of record in which every song is unified by a theme, story, or sonic element?

Answer: concept album

19. In 2003, he released the holiday album All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan. Born in 1968 in Knoxville, this East Tennessee State graduate worked as resident performer for Nashville's Turf club before signing a contract with Capricorn in 1993. After one album with Capricorn, he moved to BNA, which released his first Top 10 hits, "All I Need to Know" and "Fall In Love," in 1995. Later hits included "Me And You," "She Got It All," "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" and "Don't Happen Twice". For ten points name this country singer, whose most recent album is 2005's Be As You Are (Songs From the Blue Chair), and is better known as the soon-to-be-ex husband of Renee Zellweger.

Answer: Kenny Chesney

20. Its staff includes doctor Harvey Mandrake, coordinator Montezuma Monroe and VPs Johnny Polito and Ed Phillips. In their quest for a league championship, they lost to Minnesota, dropping to 7-6, but beat Chicago and California to make the playoffs. A loss to the New York Emperors forces a first round trip to play the Dallas Knights, who they beat on the last play. While they don't win another cup, team owner Christina Pagniacci scraps plans to move the team to LA, while coach Tony D'Amato leaves to coach the expansion Albuquerque Aztecs, and takes along new star QB Willie Beaman. For ten points, name this team featured in Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday.

Answer: Miami Sharks

21. The love of his life, Sora, was killed by a prince who he had saved from death and, in retaliation, he infected the prince with a virus and destroyed his city. He met another woman in Russia; their daughter, Nyssa Raatko, found him in north Africa but later repudiated him. He met a woman of Chinese-Arab descent at Woodstock and from that union came his daughter Talia, who would eventually take over his role as leader of the League of the Assassins. For ten points, name this comic book villain who jumped to the silver screen in Batman Begins.

Answer: R'as al Ghul