Friday, March 21, 2008

Weeklypedia #3: Already at the bottom of the barrel?

Last week's answers are up. Here's this week's quiz, which feels more sophomore-slumpy than last week's did.

1. The remake of this film featured James LeGros in a small role as a used car salesman who didn't want any trouble from his first customer of the day.

2. He is the NYC cop who broke the code of silence surrounding police corruption in the early 1970s (last name only is acceptable).

3. This hazardous metal is commonly obtained from the ore cinnabar, and is one of only two elements that is liquid at standard temperature and pressure.

4. Regina is its capital.

5. This 2002 album by the rock band Wilco would have been known as "Yoke How Fox" if they were British instead of American.

6. It's a slang term for a padded backrest on a motorcycle.

7. She's the owner of the company that adapted Zora Neale Hurston's novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God" into a film in 2005.

8. The title of Wagner's opera Götterdämmerung, which premiered in Bayreuth, Germany in 1876, is a translation of this Norse term meaning "the Fate of the Gods."

Until next week, or until I finally blog something other than hastily-constructed trivia.


Anonymous said...

1. No idea.
2. I know that one. He was played by my son's favorite actor in the movie.
3. I know this one. I was a whiz in 5th grad science.
4. That's the province whose name I mangled so badly when I was about 10 that my mom practically peed her pants laughing. I'd never seen her laugh that hard.
5. No idea. (I suck at pop culture since 1990. Such is life with children)
6. I will give myself a dope slap when I read the answer, but right now I am drawing a blank.
7. Only one woman in the world fits this clue.
8. Hmm. I am of Norwegian extraction and just this week I learned how to pronounce Bayreuth, but somehow those two facts are not helping me know this answer.

Fred said...


1. What is Psycho?
2. Who was Frank Serpico?
3. What is mercury?
4. What is Saskatchewan?
5. What is Yankee Hotel Foxtrot? (see Spelling Alphabets for more info. Read up on Number Stations while you're at it too; creepy!)
6. What is a sissy bar?
7. Who is Oprah Winfrey?
8. What is Ragnarök?