Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
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My Geek Trivia, Part 4

After Parts One, Two, and Three, here's Part Four with more of my trivia questions that I'd hoped would be used at Cort Webber and Bobby Roberts' Geek Trivia:

16. It's a moral imperative that you see Real Genius, one of the best science comedies of the Eighties and the film where the whiz kids get revenge on dick-ass William Atherton by turning his house into a giant Jiffy-Pop. To set up their stunt, they use a voice amplifier to convince their other nemesis Kent that he's hearing the Voice Of Jesus. What's the last thing they tell Kent to do? It's what makes Kent say "It *is* God."

17. Batman fans were initially incensed that Michael Keaton had been cast as Batman/Bruce Wayne. This controversy was mentioned in the song "Adam West," a parody of the Eighties song "Wild, Wild West." Complete these lines: "Will their big budget blockbuster be a Bat-Bomb? Will Bat-fans care that Batman is also _____________?"

18. The 1996 Democratic National Convention tried to hip up the joint not by saying "Come on, we're running Bill Clinton again, he's hip enough for all of us" but by getting delegates to dance to this 1996 one-hit wonder. What song was it?

19. Truth or Poop? The late Graham Chapman's real ashes were in an urn kicked over by Terry Gilliam at a 1998 Monty Python retrospective.

20. Many of the details of Cameron Crowe's deeply autobiographical movie Almost Famous really happened, including a high rock star yelling "I AM A GOLDEN GOD!" Who was the real-life rock star? And by the way, this rock star has admitted he said that.

21. You probably mostly don't remember 2001: A Space Odyssey for its dialogue. In fact, the first 20 minutes and the last 20 minutes of the movie have no dialogue at all -- but one of those lines of dialogue gained new life as a running gag in a lot of John Landis films. What's that line?

22. Speaking of 2001: A Space Odyssey, it was created in a four-year-long collaboration between director Stanley Kubrick and author Arthur C. Clarke, to be both a novel and a movie. Which came out first, the book or the film?

23. Truth or poop? This is for you grammar geeks, who almost ALWAYS know when you use apostrophes and when you don't! Because English is a language where noses run and feet smell, the following is a grammatically acceptable sentence:
"Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo."

24. In 1986, the band Mr. Mister had a Top 40 hit which incorporated the Greek phrase for "Lord, Have Mercy," but pronounced the term indistinctly enough that the line sounded like "Carry a laser down the road that I must travel." What was the Greek phrase the band was trying to sing?

25. In Anchorman, what's the bridge that Jack Black kicks Ron Burgundy's dog off of? P.S. The bridge does NOT cross over to Whore Island.

16. "Stop playing with yourself!"
17. Mr. Mom.
18. "The Macarena."
19. Poop! But at one of Graham's memorials after he died in 1989, someone, I think Graham's partner David Sherlock, said "Graham is really here with us tonight," then pulled out an envelope WITH SOME OF GRAHAM'S ASHES and dumped them on the crowd!
20. Robert Plant.
21. "See you next Wednesday."
22. The film (by about six months, in spring 1968).
23. Truth! Wikipedia breaks it down. [In a note to Bobby, I said "I wrote this because I want to hear you say that sentence!"]
24. "Kýrie, eléison."
25. The Coronado Bridge.
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