This is one of the two episodes that we had to record without Chris because he was gallivanting around the country. To try and replace him we brought in three friends – Carmela, Chip and Kellum. I decided to set it up as a handicap match because that feels just about right in terms of trying to replace someone like Chris. Oddly enough, this episode was actually the last one we recorded. You’ll hear the first of the two next week as Episode 19.
In this episode we learn about the Mothman, get a lesson on birthstones and hear about Marc’s struggle living the Brony life. Sit back and enjoy, then head over to iTunes and share quick blurb about how much you love us.
What president issued the Emancipation Proclamation?
What is the name of the cartoon mascot for Lucky Charms?
Doing a youtube search on “lucky charms funny” gets you some interesting results. Here’s one of my favorites.
What is the birthstone for the month of August?
After doing some searches for birthstones I think it's wise to double check any questions about them in the future. The stones seem to change depending on the source and in some cases there are multiples . Here are a couple of examples of popular charts.
What part of an atom carries a negative charge?
Common to Virginia and West Virginia, what human-shaped creature has enormous bat-like wings and large round eyes that glow red and was the subject of a Richard Gere movie?
I’m including a picture of a sculpture of the Mothman located in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The Wikipedia page linked below is worth a read if you get a kick out of the supernatural. It’s definitely an X-Files worthy story.
What city was the location of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game?
Minneapolis (Target Field)
Born in Detroit, who was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
So it turns out that Madonna was actually born in Bay City, Michigan rather than Detroit. I've added a map below to clarify the difference ;-)
Peter Mayhew played what character in 1977’s Star Wars
Who led the raid on Harper’s Ferry in 1859?
Besides South Africa, name 4 of the 6 southernmost countries in mainland Africa?
Swaziland, Lethoso, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia
What company has developed popular social networking games like Farmville, Words with Friends, and Mafia Wars?
In the classic scene from the 1989 John Cusack movie Say Anything, what song does his character blast from his boom box while holding it over his head in an attempt to win his girlfriend back?
In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)
I’m going to give you the 3 songs that we mentioned here, but one thing you should know about me is that I love unique covers of songs. So the videos below are awesome covers instead of the originals
What team holds the all-time record for the longest losing streak in NFL History
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Check out Carmela busting our chops about missing a sports question in a previous episode! Believe it or not, this is harder than it looks :-)
What is the name of the world’s largest manufacturer of vertical transportation systems, also known as elevators?
The technical name for the fear of elevators is Elevatophobia. Kind of boring.
Fans of the animated show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, primarily made up of grown men is affectionately referred to as what?
Bronies (bros who like ponies)
I’m just gonna leave this here…
What was the unfortunate claim to fame of the two thieves known as Dismas and Gestas (sp)?
The thieves crucified with Jesus
Name the actor or Actress who appeared in all of the following films – Armageddon, The Big Lebowski and Windtalkers
Saturday Night Live
What animated crime fighting duo was voiced by Steve Carrell and Steven Colbert?
The Ambiguously Gay Duo
Who was the first female speaker of the US House of Representatives?
Sadly a quick trip to Snopes reveals that the story of being Miss Lube Rack 1959 is incorrect.
Put these TV shows in order by the most original episodes aired to the least?
635 - Gunsmoke
582 - The Simpsons
356 - Dallas
271 - Cheers
So, the price that shows up for Maggie when she gets scanned changes depending on the season. Sometimes it’s $243.26, sometimes $486.52 and sometimes $847.68.