Trivial Warfare Episode #8 is now available for your aural pleasure. Put simply, if awesome made a sound this is what it would sound like. In this episode we turn everything to 11!
This was easily the most fun we had making an episode. Every round was chock-full of a great trivia and big laughs. You should tune in if for no other reason than to hear where this week’s episode title came from.
In this episode we talk about the battle of the sexes, Superman’s parents, and what would happen if we saw a rat. Also, don’t forget to listen all the way through to the outtakes at the back or you might miss our funniest outtake yet.
What NBA player scored a record 38,387 before he retired in 1989?
Kareem Abdul Jabar (Lew Alcindor)
One Named Superstars
Many superstars are known by a single name, Madonna is one of those. Tell me, what is her last name? If you can give me the first, middle and last I’ll give you 15 points.
Madonna Louise Ciccone
How many times is the United States mentioned in its national anthem?
The Landing is a landmark shopping and eating facility on the river downtown. Tell me, who is there a statue of in the middle of the street directly in front of the Landing?
What did the name of Burma officially change to in 1989?
The 1973 tennis match between Billy Jean King and this man was dubbed the Battle of the Sexes?
This was a lot of fun to research. I’ve pasted an ABC News story below about the note I brought up at the end of the segment indicating that Riggs may have thrown the match.
In other news, Riggs looks suspiciously like a generic Dana Carvey SNL character :-)
What are Kal-El’s parents’ names on Krypton?
Jor-El and Lara-El (Ma and Pa Kent’s names are Martha and Jonathan)
What musical contains these 3 songs?
Born to Hand Jive
We Go Together
There are Worse Things I Could Do
What does Elwood only remove 3 times in the Blues Brothers?
Who was the primary antagonist in the story the 3 Musketeers?
What disease killed twenty thousand Parisians in 1832?
For what it’s worth, the author of the book Love in the Time of Cholera that Chris couldn’t remember is Gabriel Garcia Marquez
What is the name of the Evil praying Mantis that opposed Space Ghost in his original adventures and what forced to serve as the leader of his band on the talk show Space Ghost Coast to Coast?
You can’t ask a Space Ghost question without playing a clip. This is one of my favorites.
There were 2 men who reached the summit of Mt. Everest in 1953, can you name one or both?
Sir Edmund Hilary
The whale shark is the biggest fish in the sea and predictably lays the largest eggs in the world. What animal lays the largest eggs on land?
I have to admit, I always enjoy a good Yoda impression. Chris could do a whole show like that and I would enjoy it.
What name is given to the ancient Christian and Jewish underground burial chambers in and around Rome?
There are two national languages of India. One is English, what is the other?
Who runs the orphanage in the musical Annie?
Baseball (Detective Style)
Clue 1 – This player scored the game tying run on a wild pitch in the 10th inning of the Mets comeback victory against the Boston Red Sox in game 6 of the World Series in 1986.
Clue 2 – This player won the NL MVP in 1989 playing for the SF Giants, narrowly beating out teammate Will Clark who finished 2nd.
Clue 3 – You play fantasy sports with a person who shares this man’s name every year. In addition, this player is famous for making a barehanded catch as a Giant while running into the left field corner.
Answer: Kevin Mitchell
There was so much awesome in this question that I still can’t listen to it without laughing. Shout out to our fantasy league mates.
What was the first Mickey Mouse movie with synchronized sound?
The 19th President of the United States’ middle name was Birchard. Name him.
Rutherford B. Hayes
The Chinese New Year started on February 19th. This year is the year of the sheep. There are 11 other animals in the Chinese Zodiac, can you name 5 of them?
Dragon, Rat, Ox, Snake, Horse, Hare, Tiger, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig
Put these presidents in order from first to serve in the role to most recent
Martin Van Buren
8th Martin Van Buren
13th Millard Fillmore
15th James Buchanan
23rd Benjamin Harrison