2005 TRASH Regionals
Round 03

1. One of its employees has 23 years of experience and once saw a man sexually satisfy a camel. Its competitors at Fox showed a cheerleading competition the day this company aired its most famous programming. Its anchors promoted the tournament as "greater than the World Cup, World Series and World War II combined." Anchor Pepper Brooks really likes pumpkins and needs a new pair of shorts, while Cotton McKnight brings a more seasoned approach to calling the game. For ten points, name this cable network whose motto is "If it's almost a sport, we've got it!", a network that only exists in the world of Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.

Answer: ESPN 8 or The Ocho

2. Its original name was Maring, because most experts thought it would arrive in the Phillipines. Originating near Iwo Jima, it killed 67, including 50 military students caught in a mudslide. This led Rotten.com, with its usual impeccable taste, to run a headline saying that China had been "fucked" by it. For ten points, name this weather phenomenon with sustained winds of 130 miles per hour, a typhoon whose raunchy-sounding Chinese name actually means "Dragon King."

Answer: Typhoon Longwang

3. His first and middle names are Allen and Huber, and he was born on July 30, 1934. A college roommate of Senator Herb Kohl, he went to work at his father's car dealership after college, and eventually became a millionaire. In 1970, he bought the Seattle Pilots out of bankruptcy and moved them to the Midwest, leading them to two playoff appearances in 23 years. In September 1992 he took his new job on an acting basis, but it wouldn't be permanent until 1998. For ten points, name this wacky guy, former Milwaukee Brewers owner and current baseball commissioner.

Answer: Bud Selig

4. Andre "Freeze" Francis is a 20-something hustler and street lieutenant of the 22nd Street D-Boys, a well-established gang with a greedy philosophy. Freeze is trying to get out of the game, stay down with his crew and avoid a third strike. But when best friend Calderon turns on him, Freeze must get revenge, save his only son from a life of crime and survive several deadly shootouts. Along the way, Freeze faces off with Detective Lester Williams and his deadly partner, Maria Mendoza, as well as a legion of haters. All of this can be found in, for ten points, what 2005 Eidos Interactive game, whose graphic display of violence on cops and innocents has warranted complaints from Washington?

Answer: 25 to Life

5. It was the only song written after 1971 to finish in the Top 10 of the Atlanta Journal Constitution's 100 Songs of the South, landing in the eighth spot. One of the performers says he's "bull doggin hoes like the Georgetown Hoyas", then talks about meeting a gypsy, who hipped him to some life game...to stimulate then activate the left and right brain. The song's title is never mentioned in the lyrics, although the refrain encourages everybody to move to the back of the bus. For ten points, name this 1998 OutKast tune named for a civil rights pioneer.

Answer: Rosa Parks (note: this question was written weeks before Ms. Parks passed away. The TRASH Curse strikes again.)

6. Its founder, Sam Wurtzel, got the initial idea in 1949 after watching a Richmond, Virginia, television station go up across the street from his barber shop. He started by selling out of a tire-recapping store before opening Ward's as its own store. While facing bankruptcy in the 1970s, it launched its first superstore and became the industry leader in the 1980s and '90s. For 10 points, name this store chain that spun off CarMax in 2002, one year after being usurped by Best Buy as the largest consumer electronics retailer.

Answer: Circuit City

7. She let go of coach Marc de Hous, saying she won't need one for the final two years of her career. She is the last player to hold the No. 1 world ranking in singles and doubles simultaneously, doing so in 2001. That year she first reached a Grand Slam final, losing to Jennifer Capriati at the French Open. In 2003 and 2004, she would lose three Grand Slam finals to the same person. She rebounded from a wrist injury in 2005, winning eight titles, including her first major. For ten points, name this Belgian who won the 2005 U.S. Open.

Answer: Kim Clijsters

8. Raised in Harlem by devoutly religious parents from Nevis, she was discovered by a fashion editor at Ebony magazine and became a successful model. In 1957, she landed her first off-Broadway role. A career of bit parts in features followed before her breakout turn as Portia in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. For ten points, name this venerable film actress, Sipsey in Fried Green Tomatoes and Myrtle in Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Oscar nominated for playing the mother in Sounder and an Emmy winner as Miss Jane Pittman.

Answer: Cicely Tyson

9. Descendants of the Throwbots and Roboriders toys, they share some of their parts with the Technics line. In addition to toys, the franchise has produced movies like Mask of Light, Web of Shadows and Legends of Metru Nui. Their story borrows heavily from Polynesian mythology, and centers around the Toa, heroes of the Matoran people who can use the Kanohi, or masks of power. Their name, however, is a fusion of two English words. For ten points, name this children's merchandise line from Lego.

Answer: Bionicle (From "Biological Chronicle")

10. Born on May 29, 1974 in Chicago, this University of Maryland graduate created his most famous work using the school's Presentation Graphics Lab. With Reginald Hudlin and illustrator Kyle Baker, he wrote the graphic novel, Birth of a Nation. In 2002, the Green Party asked him to be its presidential candidate, but he declined because at 28, he was too young to serve. For ten points, name this cartoonist, who called Condoleezza Rice a mass murderer to her face, but who ultimately drew her in his comic, The Boondocks.

Answer: Aaron McGruder

11. At age 19, she made her TV debut opposite Halle Berry in the Who's the Boss spinoff Living Dolls, which lasted three months. Two years later, she appeared as Stacy Carosi for six episodes of Saved by the Bell. She tried, and failed, to win the role of Monica on Friends, and ended up on such short-lived flops as First Time Out and Fired Up in the mid-90s. Luck finally changed for her in 1998, when she won the role of Carrie Heffernan. For ten points name this actress and Scientologist, who stars opposite Kevin James on The King of Queens.

Answer: Leah Remini

12. First played December 27, 1971, its first nine years saw the Western Athletic Conference champion play an at-large team. Penn State beat USC 42-30 in the 1982 game, the first game under this name played in January. The Nittany Lions have won a record six of these bowl games, while Arizona State has won five, including four of the first five ever played. In 1999 and 2003, this bowl served as the No. 1 vs. No. 2 game in the Bowl Championship Series. For ten points, name this college bowl game, played annually in Tempe, Arizona and sponsored by Tostitos.

Answer: Fiesta Bowl

13. They exterminated the Xon, another sentient species that shared their homeworld. They look similar to humans and once claimed Earth was a lost colony, but they possess two hearts, while males have six tentacle sex organs that fit into six orifices of the female. Although, they did give Earth jump-gate technology, they also conquered the Narn. For ten points, name this species reprsented by Ambassador Londo Mollari at Babylon 5.

Answer: Centauri Republic

14. Founding member Clark Datchler left this band at the height of its success in 1988, leading to producer Phil Thornalley fronting them on their 1991 album Tall Stories, their last before breaking up. Their first single, a major hit in the UK and US, led to multi-platinum sales of their album Turn Back the Clock. Singles like "I Don't Want to Be a Hero," "Heart of Gold," and "Don't Say It's Love" were UK hits, but none caught on in the US. Named for a friend's distaste for a particular musical style, name, for ten points, this one hit wonder best known for the song "Shattered Dreams."

Answer: Johnny Hates Jazz

15. A 1987 Fantasy Review article by Elaine Radford held that this character was intended to parallel Hitler, as both were virgins until age 37, and both are associated with genocidal acts. Less harsh than his brother, Peter, but not as conciliatory as his sister, Valentine, he was trained at the orbiting Battle School where he commanded the Dragon Army. For ten points, name this hero of a series by Orson Scott Card.

Answer: Andrew "Ender" Wiggin

16. Guest stars included Caroline Aaron as Ida Shultz and Bruce French as Daniel Gold. Richard Kind was cast as a bank robber-turned-investigator. Rachael Leigh Cook played Kate, a friend of one of the leads, in the pilot, but was dropped. It concerned Jason Payne, a high-profile attorney whose mental health issues force him to start over with fellow patient -and attorney - Russell Schultz. Starring Chris O'Donnell and Adam Goldberg, this was, for ten points, what 2005 Fox show, the first cancellation of the new TV season?

Answer: Head Cases

17. This dish was first created in the 1850s as a popular way for inhabitants of the namesake region to take sweetened condensed milk, as there were very few cows for fresh milk. Using a graham cracker crust dates back to 1949, likely as a way to make this dessert without having to cook it, although the use of raw eggs means that they're cooked today. For 10 points, names this Floridian pastry dessert made with native yellow, not green, fruits.

Answer: Key Lime Pie

18. Current bands on this label include Trembling Blue Stars and Iron and Wine. Originally founded as a fanzine in 1980, by 1986 it was a record label. In its early days, it was best known for a subscription "singles club" that sent seven-inch records from the likes of Smashing Pumpkins and Fugazi; a nearly complete set of those releases recently sold for over $2,000 on eBay. Headquartered in Seattle, it was the label responsible for popularizing grunge nationwide. For ten points, name this independent record company that launched the careers of Soundgarden and Nirvana.

Answer: Sub Pop

19. Known to civilians as Lucius Best, his wife Honey tells him she's the "greatest good [he's] ever going to get." He and his wife have a stylish apartment with great views of the city. Though he seems to have adapted to civilian life better than best friend Bob Parr, he keeps an up-to-date command center, and his old suit is in perfect working order. For ten points, name this super hero capable of shooting ice or snow from his fingertips, a character voiced by Samuel L. Jackson in The Incredibles.

Answer: Frozone

20. He retired in 1969 to raise horses on a ranch, placing his business in the hands of his son, Hal, but came out of retirement after Hal's 1973 murder. Taking on his daughter-in-law as secretary, he re-opened his private eye agency, often working cases for the California Meridian insurance company, using his forensic chemistry skills in his laboratory. For ten points, name this geriatric '70s CBS detective played by Buddy Ebsen.

Answer: Barnaby Jones

21. After failing in a major way in forming Rock Star Records in the mid-'90s, she's had a little more success running Custard Records. She recently re-released her 1996 album In Flight, which originally came out as an antidote to her early '90s smash hit. Her career was revived when she gave a 21-year-old her song "Get The Party Started." For ten points, name this former frontwoman for 4 Non Blondes who produced Pink's Missundaztood and wrote the Christina Aguilera song "Beautiful."

Answer: Linda Perry