This week on Trivial Warfare you’ll get a kick out of my lack of musical knowledge about the Beach Boys…or is that the Beatles? Jonathan talks turkey about the NFL and poor animated animals getting electrocuted.
Chris puts the kibosh on a river adventure, admits that he thinks Tommy Lee Jones looks good in a dress, and calls out airlines for their lack of comfortable seats.
Oh, of course there is plenty of trivia and bad singing. Enjoy the show!
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Guitarist Rick Derringer was only 16 years of age when he co-wrote and played on what #1 single
Hang on Sloopy
It’s 3 rising notes on a solo trumpet is the instantly recognized opening to Richard Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra. To which 1968 movie was this also the title theme?
2001: A Space Odyssey
With the exception of a break in WW2 what pro football team has participated in a Thursday game everything Thanksgiving Day since 1934?
The Detroit Lions
What scientist famously used kites to experiment on atmospheric electrical phenomena?
Murder Inc. was an arm of the American Crime Syndicate founded by Bugsy Segal and who?
Muhammad Ali famously changed his name from what in 1964?
Those poor 3 blind mice of nursery rhyme lore had their tails cut off by the farmer’s wife using what sharp instrument?
Who played J. Edgar Hoover in the movie Nixon?
In what motion picture did a character wield a machete to some street thugs saying “That’s not a knife, that’s a knife?” Give me the actor and the movie.
Paul Hogan in Crocodile Dundee.
Who wrote The Great Gatsby?
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Bonus – Who was F. Scott Fitzgerald named after?
Francis Scott Key (2nd cousin, 3 times removed)
Who was the first female to be featured on the front of a Wheaties box?
Mary Lou Retton
What object is draped over the branch of a tree in Salvador Dali’s painting The Persistence of Memory?
Television Theme Songs
A version of Andrew Gold’s 1978 hit, Thank you for being a friend, became a theme song for what long running television show?
The Golden Girls
Rivers & Mountains
The 4th letter of the Greek alphabet is also the name of a certain river mouth feature, what is it?
Bronze is an alloy of what two metals
Copper and Tin
What are the colors of the 3 vertical stripes on the flag of France?
Red White and Blue
Math & Science
A Child born in 1986, when Halley’s comet last visited our solar system will be how old when it returns?
76 Years Old.
Who was So Excited in 1982?
The Pointer Sisters
What duo’s debut album was titled Wednesday Morning, 3 AM?
Simon & Garfunkel
(Jonathan talked about finding this answer while looking into questions for Chris. What actually happened is that he’s working on an art project that involves album covers. He ran across the Simon and Garfunkel album at the flea market while digging through boxes of vinyl albums just a couple of weeks before recording!)
Located in the Pyrenees Mountains, what country and bordered on both sides by France and Spain?
Super Mario Brothers is the best-selling Nintendo game of all time with 40.24 million copies sold. Can you name the next 4 out of 5?
Super Mario Brothers 3
Super Mario Brothers 2
The Legend of Zelda
I want you to name 4 of the 10 longest rivers in the world
The Mississippi/Missouri/Red Rock