question from trivia night for LOTR nerds - who cut the ring off sauron's hand?

bonus question for guitar nerds - what band did bassist and lead sing phil lynott front?

no googlin'.

- dave 10-17-2018 4:24 pm

Thin Lizzy
- anonymous (guest) 10-17-2018 6:45 pm [add a comment]

oh..from sdb
- anonymous (guest) 10-17-2018 6:45 pm [add a comment]

  • you would probably get the other the two others. which bassist wrote south park theme? knew the band could come up with the dudes name. i said fee waybill not because i thought it was right just in the ballpark. and name of metallica bassist who died? if only we could have phoned a friend.

    - dave 10-17-2018 10:44 pm [add a comment]

    • Metallica---
      Cliff Burton...
      - anonymous (guest) 10-18-2018 4:50 am [add a comment] [edit]


      - bill 10-18-2018 7:44 am [add a comment]

    • thought at least steve db would get les claypool from primus. guess you all drew a hard and fast line at bands pre-1990.

      - dave 10-18-2018 3:47 pm [add a comment]

      • In fact if you had asked which bass player went to high school w Kirk Hamett and auditioned early on for Metallica the answer would be Les Claypool....
        - anonymous (guest) 10-19-2018 5:08 am [add a comment] [edit]

        • no bonus points for nerdy knowledge to obscure that you didnt know the actual answer. didnt work for me when i could name the 1968 movie katharine hepburn was in which shared an best actress oscar with barbra streisand for a movie i mistook with the one she lost the award for in the following year.

          - dave 10-19-2018 1:27 pm [add a comment]

          • Ugh....
            Fair enuff,,,,,
            - anonymous (guest) 10-20-2018 3:25 am [add a comment] [edit]

- alex 10-17-2018 7:27 pm [add a comment]

  • oooh, the answer we were looking for is Isildur.

    - dave 10-17-2018 10:40 pm [add a comment]

    • Modern English renderings of ancient languages may vary; is it Achilles or Akhilleus?
      - alex 10-18-2018 7:13 am [add a comment]

      • does that account for fake ancient languages, too?

        - dave 10-18-2018 3:44 pm [add a comment]

        • Tolkien's languages are not fake, they're invented. Just like all human language.
          - alex 10-18-2018 7:59 pm [add a comment]

          • Ill have run that by the up to, 18(?) or so ancient language/mid-evelists/historian scholars I'm currently living with at The American Academy in Rome here...
            Its like being with an entire group of Bruno's...
            Nutty place....
            - anonymous (guest) 10-20-2018 3:33 am [add a comment] [edit]

I had the second and not the first, cuz Im a rocker.

- bill 10-18-2018 7:36 am [add a comment]

lets see. other questions. i just pulled our answer sheet out of the garbage which is where i assume most internet content is found.

Stop Dragon My Heart Around was my joke answer to what fantasy book related question?

What do the letters C.S. as in Lewis stand for? (ive already forgotten half the answer.)

i lightly chastised the quizmaster for what i think was a poorly worded question which no one answered correctly. gilda radner came from what comedy troop as part of the first season of saturday night live? that is not verbatim.

lucille ball's desilu productions produced what classic sci-fi show in the 1960s?

which porn star played the wife of william h. macy's character in boogie nights?

what hotel with hudson river views was the setting for the michael fassbinder movie shame?

- dave 10-18-2018 4:00 pm [add a comment]

  • hudson river views -- the standard

    porn star -- nina hartley

    lightly chastised -- not ready for prime time players.... everyone assumed it was improv troop she came from which was second city. i guessed the groundlings. 

    stop dragon was the name of george rr martins next game of thrones book... winds of winter

    desilu was star trek. i guessed my favorite martian.

    c. s. lewis was what clive whatever tom moody said. 

    - dave 10-19-2018 1:20 pm [add a comment]

    • i want a "whatever tom moody said" for star trek, too.

      the groundlings also popped into my head, but i knew it was LA/pee wee so i remained silent.

      they always used to announce "the not ready for prime time players" at the beginning of each SNL but I thought it was just a gag!


      - tom moody 10-20-2018 11:24 am [add a comment]

      • desilu's association with star trek i can remember. "clive staples" i will have to look up every time im queried. also, i recall the "not ready for prime time players" announcement. cant say i would have recalled it on demand when i needed to but the questions focus on gilda specifically and the wording through everyone off. second city still would have been a better guess since i knew belushi and aykroyd were from there while i was only sure lorraine newman was a groundling. radner was a second city toronto though. 


        - dave 10-20-2018 3:27 pm [add a comment]

clive staples

star trek

both off the top of my head

--isildur's bane

- tom moody 10-18-2018 8:22 pm [add a comment]

Thin Lizzy
- bill 1-23-2019 12:27 pm [add a comment]

  • See first comment in this thread

    - steve 1-24-2019 4:13 pm [add a comment]

  • Tin Huey 

    - bill 1-24-2019 9:04 pm [add a comment]

  • was our last trivia night as my friend is going to teach in austria for a semester and then off to wales to await his sire.

    went out with a bang as we tied for first though this was unacknowledged as the bartender gave an answer to the supposed victors. god know the actual results and thats all i really care about.

    got two free shots based on these questions both of which i got. the second one seems pretty easy but i dont recall many knew or it was the end of the night and they just left before cashing in. we stuck around for the spicy bourbon/apple concoction and in the process were informed that the free shots were made from alcohol that was perhaps not especially favored by the clientele. still tasted pretty good.

    1) who was president of the weimar republic that agreed to appoint hitler chancellor of germany?

    2) what year was psycho released and what was the name of actress left in a puddle of her own blood in the shower scene?

    3) whats the bauhaus hit song that is considered the beginning of goth and what year was it released?

    4) what was the actual or colloquial name of the party teddy roosevelt ran under as in independent in 1912?

    - dave 2-01-2019 5:11 pm [add a comment]

  • 1) Field Marshal Von Hindenburg 4) Bull Moose
    - alex 2-01-2019 6:31 pm [add a comment]

    • yah. i said bull moose which was accepted but was otherwise the progressive party.

      - dave 2-01-2019 8:34 pm [add a comment]

  • 2)1960 Janet Leigh
    - steve 2-01-2019 11:44 pm [add a comment]

    • Whew, almost went with 1959. I knew it was one year later than North By Northwest, which still amazes me.

      - steve 2-01-2019 11:45 pm [add a comment]

      • amazes you in that they are stylistically different or just so soon in succession? vertigo was in 58.

        - dave 2-02-2019 1:57 am [add a comment]

      • So different stylistically, but a film a year is also pretty amazing.
        - steve 2-02-2019 6:01 am [add a comment]

      • Woody is known to make a film a year, but hes no Hitchcock.
        - bill 2-02-2019 6:25 am [add a comment]

      • Actually I think Woody and Hitchcock are pretty well matched in a lot of ways. Both are innovators but I don't think Woody's films were particularly influential on other writers or directors. According to imdb Woody has 55 director credits, and counting, to Hitchcock's 70. But he has 79 writing credits to Hitch's 27. They both acted but Woody has him beat when it comes to screen time. Not sure but I don't think a film a year is uncommon for a lot of directors.
        - steve 2-02-2019 6:50 am [add a comment]

      • During the heart of his career, from 1935 to 1960, Hitchcock made 30 feature films, so averaging more than one a year (not counting shorts, docs, and TV.) John Ford made 40 over the same period. Directors, and the industry in general, don’t crank it out like that anymore. I don’t think many keep up a film a year pace these days, but Woody’s made it part of his shtick. He and Hitch are noteable as directors whose name sells the film to the general public, but that was much rarer in Hitchcock's day.

        - alex 2-02-2019 8:16 am [add a comment]

3) Bela Lugosi's Dead - '79

- tom moody 2-02-2019 12:04 pm [add a comment]

  • was just about to post it. all those thursdays at the local were wasted. we should have found a trivia night.

    - dave 2-02-2019 12:17 pm [add a comment]

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