After a delay due to work, computer issues and just plain laziness, here come the questions.
Remember to rank your answers in your specialty category from 1-5. that will be the point value. All other questions are two points if correct, a loss of a point if wrong and zero points for a clam. You can still play without declaring a specialty, but you will lose the chance to earn (or lose) extra points.
Deadline for entries is 2:00 CST on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
Name's almost the same
This will be about people, places and things with names that are similar. You will need to give me two answers on each question and answers must be exact to match. First and last names on people, please.
1. This 1980s pop star was so tired of being confused with this rock icon he went into the hospital.
2. Goerge Clooney appeared on these medical shows.
3. I wonder if Bob Newhart hired this guy to play his neighbor because he thought he was related to his boss at the network.
4. Perhaps during a break in filming at the 12th precinct, this actor read The Late, Great, plant Earth, by this man.
5. It was a lot easier to keep these countries straight when one was called Zaire.
Dog Show Losers
None of these breeds have won the Best in Show Award at the Westminister Dog Show. Perhaps this will motivate them to get off their duff and win next year.
1. This breed was launched in the U.S. in 1933 with the gift of dogs from the Dalai Lama to an American traveler.
2. This breed, featured in a popular movie, has a genetic predisposition to deafness.
3. The royal breed of Japan is commonly used in that country as a guard dog.
4. Developed from the St. John's Water dog in Newfoundland, it is the most popular breed in both the U.S. and Canada. Go fetch!!
5. While more dogs of it's group have won the Best in Show prize than anyt other, none have come from this breed used in fox hunting and named for and developed by an English minister.
1. Two of the four world capitals the Danube flows through.
2. It is the longest river in Europe.
3. The remains of Joan of Arc were tossed into this river.
4. This four letter river forms the boundary between Poland and Germany before reaching the Baltic Sea.
5. Three rivers, the Minho, the Douro and the Tagus, divide this country into three distinct geographic areas.
Hoity Toity foods
None of these foods are served at Olive Gardens in Michigan.
1. Shepherd's pie is a meat dish covered by a thin layer of this.
2. Potage is a hoity toity name for this type of dish, especially thick ones.
3. On average, an Israeli eats 22 pounds of hummus, a spread made from these.
4. Kimchi is pickled vegetables popular in this country.
5. This dark green vegetable is the main ingredient in spanakopitta, a Greek pie.
1. Players called him Coach Bryant, fans called him Bear, but this was the real first name of this legendary Alabama coach.
2. In 1935, Jay Berwanger of this then football power won the first Heisman Trophy.
3. It was the final score of the game between Georgia Tech and Cumberland played October 7, 1916.
4. This football conference recently accepted new members from Texas, Idaho and California. Think they should change their name?
5. With nearly 500 wins through the end of the 2011 season, this man has more wins than any other coach in all of college football.
Gilbert and Sullivan
1. If you were on a first name basis with them, you would address them as this.
2. Opened in 1881, this theatre, which was the home to many G&S productions, was the first in the world to be powered entirely by electricity.
3. Yum-Yum is the name of the heroine in this opera.
4. Gilbert was also a lawyer, so he likely knew what he was talking abut when he wrote this, the pair's only one act opera.
5. He was the commander of the HMS Pinafore.
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on Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:17 pm, edited 4 times in total.