Wednesday, May 20, 2009

ON FUN ~ Stump This...

Edition #29

Thirteen Things about THE BUMBLES -
and the trivia questions we battled through at Stump Trivia Night...

One of the things we do for fun is to meet up with some friends of ours and go play bar trivia every now and then. Stump Trivia was created by a guy in Massachusetts and can now be played in many states across the country. It sponsors trivia nights at bars and pits teams against each other for gift certificates to the bar. So - if you have your thinking caps on you can have a fun night out for free! Here's a sampling of the questions we were asked. We missed two of these thirteen - how many do you know? Leave your guesses in the Comments and we'll add the correct ones to the post as you come up with them. Oh yeah - no cheating. We weren't allowed to use cell phones to make our guesses - so no googling for you!

1. What T.V. network targeting kids ages 6-11 was founded in 1977 as Pinwheel until adopting it's current name in 1981? NICKELODEON (becky68)

2. What hugely popular musical and subsequent movie adaption was the last written by Rogers & Hammerstein? THE SOUND OF MUSIC (FireFox)

3. What political figure claimed he was the victim of a hi-tech lynching during highly publicized Congressional hearings in 1991? CLARENCE THOMAS

4. In what 1997 film is the imaginary character Rolo Tomassi used as a metaphor for a criminal who gets away with his crime? LA CONFIDENTIAL (FireFox)

5. What fruit native to the Caribbean, Mexico, South America and Central America is sometimes known as a butter pear? AVOCADO

6. What wildly popular game was included with the original edition of Nintendo's Game Boy? TETRIS (becky68)

7. The Canadian Mohawk actor Jay Silverheels is best known for playing what famous role from 1949-1957 as well as in 2 films? TONTO (Nicholas)

8. What 1982 duet was #59 on Billboard's "Greatest Songs of All Time" list, has also appeared on several polls of "Worst Song," and was the first song from a former Beatle to hit the Black Singles Chart? EBONY & IVORY - PAUL MCCARTNEY & STEVIE WONDER (Carleen)

9. What nickname is sometimes used by the N.Y. Times to underscore it's sober presentation and style? THE GREY LADY

10. Ramon Ferrer was the Captain of what famous ship in American history which also was made into a 1997 movie? The name of the ship meant friendship in his native language. AMISTAD (SuziQ)

11. Martin Buser currently holds the record time in what annual 1,161 mile event - at 8 Days, 22 hours, 46 Minutes and 2 Seconds? IDITAROD (SuziQ)

12. What 1937 event was radio broadcaster Herbert Morrison witnessing when he famously exclaimed "Oh the humanity! This is the worst thing I've ever witnessed."? THE HINDENBURG (becky68)

13. The book entitled "The Undead" scheduled for release this October is an official sequel to what 1897 novel and is written by the great grand-nephew of the original author? DRACULA (Nicholas)

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. What do you do? Write Thirteen things about yourself, summarize your week in one entry, make it easy for other bloggers to get to know you on a weekly basis. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is not only encouraged, it is part of being a Thursday Thirteener! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun!


Anonymous said...

I'm only going to hazard a guess on a few of these. I just have no clue on most of them!
#1 Nickelodeon.
#6 Tetris.
#12 The Hindenburg disaster.

Nicholas said...

7 -- Tonto
12 -- The Hindenburg
13 -- Dracula

Sandy Nawrot said...

I mean no disrespect, but it is too freaking early! My eyes are still half closed...stayed up last night watching the Magic rise from the dead and win in Cleveland!

Hootin' Anni said...

I think I know the Jay Silverheels...a western TV. But I won't answer so others can play along.

Happy Thirteening!!

I am Harriet said...

I thought that Al Gore invented the internet. Oh well.....
cool list.

Carmen Shirkey said...

We like to play the trivia, too, when we go to BW3s. I'm currently the champion (of my friends) because I have freakish memory of pop culture. :)

Brenda ND said...

Is number 6 Pokemon? Happy TT!

Paige Tyler said...

Great TT!


My TT is at

Happily Retired Gal said...

Oh my ... my brain is foggy and my computer S L O W ... but this IS a clever idea and on any other day I'd stop and play.
Hugs and blessings,

Carleen said...

Ok, I'm game and up for guessing!

#2 -- Cinderella? I saw the Lesley Ann Warren version on TV way back when and I know that Disney did a remake a few years ago; however, I don't know if it was ever performed on stage.

#5 -- is that a PAPAYA? I thought it might be a MANGO at first, but the PAPAYA is shaped more like a pear.

#8 -- "Ebony and Ivory" by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney?

Janet said...

damn, i don't know a one!

Thorne said...

Wow. I really suck at trivia. How about a round of Balderdash?

SuziQoregon said...

Some of the ones I knew have already been posted, but here's a couple more I think I know.

#10 - Amistad?

#11 - Iditarod?

Fire Fox said...

I know I'm two days late and a few dollars short but....
3. Robert Inman?
4. LA Confidential

Fire Fox said...

2. The Sound of Music!