This week's show notes were compiled by Jessica Currie. Thank you Jessica, fabulous job!
This week features the last two first round matchups in our Trivial warfare Listener's Tournament. The winners will join Amy Ningen, Jeffrey Seguritan, Chris Hollister, Bob Oakes, Kris Eve and Scott Barber in the quarterfinals!
The second matchup of the episode is one that everybody has been waiting for. It's Carmela Smith, the First Lady of Trivial Warfare squaring up against the Trivial Workshop guru and recent Geek Bowl Champion Russ Friedewald!
WARM IT UP CHRIS
Our players were challenge to list out as many of the top 10 movie musicals of all time according to the AFI list. (The judging criteria for selecting this list was musicality, historical significance, creative impact, and legacy.)
1) Singin' in the Rain (1952)
2) West Side Story (1961)
3) The Wizard of Oz (1939)
4) The Sound of Music (1965)
5) Cabaret (1972)
6) Mary Poppins (1964)
7) A Star is Born (1954)
8) My Fair Lady (1964)
9) An American in Paris (1951)
10) Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
What 1980 movie featured the tagline, "The snobs against the slobs?"
What US President was known as 'Old Hickory'?
What food is used as the base of guacamole?
What is the capital of Canada?
What is the process called when light bends as it enters a different medium or substance?
What did Kristin Shepard do on March 21, 1980 that sealed her television fame?
She shot JR Ewing (on the TV show "Dallas")
Where is the "Naked Cowboy", an underwear clad guitarist, famous for playing?
Fun Fact: The Naked Cowboy, Robert Burck, ran for President of the United States in the 2012 election as a candidate for the US Tea Party.
Who recently became the second youngest golfer, behind Tiger Woods, to win a Masters tournament?
Who directed Frances McDormand in 'Blood Simple' and 'Fargo', as well as married her in 1984?
What Jacksonville, Florida based band appropriately spelled their 2005 greatest hits collection as "Greatest Hitz"?
The top ten best selling books of all time, as compiled by howstuffworks.com
Name 4 of those books but: religious books and government required books have been removed.
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Xinhua Zidian (Chinese dictionary)
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
And the Winner of this weeks matchup is JEFF REVILLA!
MATCH #2 - Carmela Smith vs. Russ Friedewald
What city hosted the 2000 Summer Olympic games?
What weather instrument is used to measure relative humidity?
What 1994 documentary focused on Chicago high school students: William Gates and Arthur Agee?
What song hit #1 on the charts twice, once by Little Eva and again by Grand Funk Railroad, as well as hitting #3 by Kylie Minogue?
What Soviet leader approved the building of the Berlin Wall?
Khrushchev authorized East German leader Walter Ulbricht to begin construction of what became known as the Berlin Wall, which would surround West Berlin. Construction preparations were made in great secrecy, and the border was sealed off in the early hours of Sunday, 13 August 1961.
What city, and its real life surroundings, are the basis for the standard Monopoly board?
What domestic art has prairie points, wave panels, and cathedral windows?
Alan Shepard was scheduled to command Apollo 13 before switching missions with what astronaut?
Neither Shepard nor Lovell saw much difference between Apollo 14 and Apollo 13, a mission that went disastrously wrong, nearly resulting in the loss of the crew. It became a joke between Shepard and Lovell, who would offer to give Shepard back the mission each time they bumped into each other. The failure of Apollo 13 delayed Apollo 14 until 1971.
Who is the only President to appoint his own brother to a senior cabinet post?
John F. Kennedy
What style of pants is named for an island in the Gulf of Naples?
Capri pants were introduced by fashion designer Sonja de Lennart in 1948.
Tell me what band four of these five female singers front:
Brittany Howard - Alabama Shakes
Annie Lennox - Eurythmics
Amy Lee - Evanescence
Hayley Williams - Paramore
Karen O - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
And the winner of this game is Russ Friedewald!