I have been waiting for this episode since Jonathan told me about it. I am a big fan of Joel Sharpton’s. I have gotten to know about Joel over the past year or so, by Jonathan telling me about him. And Josh Shirley and Joel’s podcast is really a lot of fun if you are looking for new Podcasts to listen to. I highly recommend Always Listening to everyone reading the show notes. You can check out their podcast by going to iTunes or going to Blog Talk Radio.
Warm it Up Chris Question of the Episode
A Look back at companies that have changed their name:
- Quantum Computer Services – AOL
- Backrub – Google
- Sound of Music – Best Buy
- Research in Motion – Blackberry
- Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web – Yahoo
This was not an easy Warm it Up Chris questions, and the guys joined forces and together got 4 out of 5 correct. Wow! Impressive Always Listening dudes. Very impressive!
So the Always Listening boys have a wager that whoever wins this grudge match has to write a love letter to Rob Has a Podcast host, Rob Cesternino. Oh boy, the stakes are high for this one kids!
Let’s get on with this very special episode of Trivial Warfare!
Q: In 2014, Barack Obama appeared on the web series, Between Two Ferns, which is hosted by who?
A: Zack Galifinakis
I still cannot believe the president did this. Pretty hysterical stuff. I truly wonder how this came about?? Want to watch it yourself? See the link below?
Q: What four words appear in parenthesis after the REM song, It’s the End of the World As We Know It?
A: (and I feel fine)
This might be one of my favorite songs that Jonathan has ever asked. I love this question and I love this song. Takes me back to my high school years!
Q: Who directed Madonna in the movie, Swept Away and also married her in 2000?
A: Guy Ritchie
Good director…well except for Swept Away….ugh that movie was terrible!
After one round, we have a perfect game going. Josh 30, Joel 30. Let’s see if round 2 is tougher or are these guys always listening for right answers (Dad joke).
Q: What do you get when you mix ginger ale with grenadine and a cherry?
A: Shirley Temple
This drink actually had another name…it is called Shirley Temple, but when I was a kid we called it a Roy Rogers as well.
According to Wikipedia, “The cocktail may have been invented by a bartender at Chasen's, a restaurant in Beverly Hills, California, to serve then child actress Shirley Temple. However, other claims to its origin have been made.”
Q: What organ produces insulin and glucagon, the hormones that regulate blood sugar?
Q: What Scottish garment has a name based upon a Middle English word for fold or pleat?
After two rounds we got a great game brewing here. Both Always Listening boys have 60 points. Jonathan appears to be very easy on the both of them going in to the third round. Let’s see if the third round is just as friendly.
Q: Who was paid twenty million dollars in advanced for him to direct the 2005 movie, King Kong?
A: Peter Jackson
Q: What was the purpose of the Pharos of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the World?
A: It was a Lighthouse.
Q: What science fiction writer first conceived the idea of satellites being used for communication being used for mass communication in 1945?
A: Arthur C. Clarke
Yes, Clarke did write 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1965 and the follow up 2010: Odyssey Two in 1982.
So going in to half time, we have a wonderful game going. Josh 80, Joel 80. Either these two are bring the noise and the funk or Jonathan is giving them softballs. I know if I was playing, I would have 80 points also, only missing the last questions with them. Let’s go to the mid-point question…
Q: What astrological sign is associated with the following symbols: the Scales, the Archer, Fish and Twins?
A: Libra, Sagittarius, Pisces and Gemini
Both guys got all four answers right! Unbelievable! The score going in to the 4th round is 100 to 100. What a trivia fight we got going on here!
Q: What sitcom most often proceeded The Bob Newhart Show during its six year run on CBS?
A: The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Wow! The response from Josh in getting this question right rivals any reaction on the show. It is top five material for sure! So awesome. Loved it.
Q: The letters DNA stand for what?
A: Deoxyribonucleic Acid
I thing that Josh was messing with Joel on this one. This is not an easy question just to pull out of his backside. Just ask Joel. Dinosaurs Not Attempted?? Really Joel?? Really?? Get Joel some paper in a pin…he will need to start writing a letter soon…
Q: What board game shares its name with a title character from a William Shakespeare play?
Category: Game Shows
Q: Who was the longest running host of the game show Tic-Tac-Dough?
A: Wink Martindale
Category: Movie Links
Q: Here are three actors that were in the same movie. Name the movie. The actors are: Kelly Preston, Jerry O’Connell and Glenn Frye.
A: Jerry McGuire
“Show me the money!”
Q: What team had 7 starters on the 1957 National League All Star team thanks to ballot stuffing?
A: Cincinnati Reds
Hey Josh…go Cubs!!
After 5 rounds and Josh’s nasty goose egg on this round, the game is tied 130 to 130.
Q: The base of the Statue of Liberty was financed by what famous newspaper editor?
A: Joseph Pulitzer
Q: In what Shakespearian play would you find a character named “Bottom” get an ass’ head?
A: A Midsummers Night’s Dream
Q: What is the only non-variety show to have appearances by three separate Beatles?
A: The Simpsons
John Lennon died in 1980 by the way…
Going in to the final Josh is leading by a slight margin 150 to 140. What a great match we have here with the Always Listening guys. Just really great stuff. This game is going down to the wagers in the final round!
Category: US Quarters
Q: What picture is on what US State quarter? Name the state that is associated with the image that is about to be described. Here are the pictures:
1) Washington crossing the Delaware
2) The Old Man of the Mountain and the words, “Live free or die”
3) The Wright Brothers plane and the words “First Flight”
4) Crater Lake National Park
A: 1) New Jersey 2) New Hampshire 3) North Carolina 4) Oregon
So to clear up something for Joel…yes, Delaware IS a state.
We also know what that means….Joel get the paper and pen out and start writing that love letter!
And yes Joel, I am the Washington Generals of Trivial Warfare. I have lost a lot on this show…but you know what, I have actually won on this show! What about you?? Good news for me, the Listener Tournament is coming up and I get to face you first! Time for a beat down for throwing me under the bus as the best loser of Trivial Warfare!
You can listen to Joel’s love letter to Rob Cesternino by downloading their Always Listening podcast episode titled, “Grammar Girl”.
You can reach Jonathan at TrivialWarfare@gmail.com and Chris at WarmitupChris@yahoo.com
So until next this is Chris and this is Trivial Warfare, where it is not just trivia it is war! See you soon everyone!