Sunday, March 26, 2006

Week 27 Question


We cancelled Week 28 in lieu of the NCAA Tourney games.

The answer to week 26's question was Parade Magazine (that thing that comes in your newspaper).

Week 27's question was "Name two movies that have been nominated for best picture that have a color in their name."

The picture is from George Mason's stunning upset of UCONN today.

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Monday, March 06, 2006

Week 26 Question




The answer to week 25's question was either (just had to name 1) Eugene Levy for "Cheaper by the Dozen 2" and "the Man", or Burt Reynolds for "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "the Longest Yard".

Week 26's Question was "What is the most widely read weekly magazine in the U.S.?"

I embedded the SNL Natalie Portman raps video if you missed it on SNL.

"I'll F****** Kill your Dog for Fun, So don't push me!"

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Blogger yancy said...

A preemptive comment: for the record, On Golden Pond was an Oscar nominee: click here.

And what about Clockwork Orange?

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Blogger Brainville said...

you are right on both counts of course. :(

A little sloppy on our parts. We'll try to do better.

3:18 PM  

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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Week 25 question


Week 25's question was "Name either of the two actors that have been nominated for a Razzie award this year for worst supporting Actor for their work in 2 2005 films each.

The answer to the week 23 question was Gene Autry.

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Saturday, February 04, 2006

Week 22, 23 questions



Week 22's question was What actress has had the most Academy Award nominations during her career?

Week 23's question was Who has 5 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for :Stage, Screen, TV, Radio, and Song?

The answer to Week 22's question is Meryl Streep with 14 total nominations.

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Blogger yancy said...

that poster is pretty good

it was the Daily Show, by the way, that did the Senate one, w/Robert Byrd & Ted Stevens: to see that one, click here

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Blogger Brainville said...

thanks. Byrd looks really frumpy in that pic.

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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Week 21 Question


A pic of Scott J.'s new Years. courtesy Yancy

The category for Week 21 was out-of-print books. The question was "According ot bookfinder.com, what 1992 out-of-print book, only released in hardcover, is the current best selling out of print book?"

Our answer to week 20's controversial question was "Betsy Ross"

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Week 20 Question

Week 20 Question

The week 19 Question was "what woman has appeared on the most different issues of U.S. postal stamps?" The Answer is the Virgin Mary, with her multiple Christmas issuings. Week 20's category was "Historic Women" The Question was "What woman is the only real person to be featured on a Pez dispenser?" Problematic, because on Sunday at Andy Bob's Smackdown, the question was "Name two of the three real historic figures were featured on Pez Dispensers to celebrate the 1976 bicentennial." So, either there's one or there's three, or I remember our question wrong. I'll let Scotty Mc handle this, since it's his question. In order to distract you, here's a funny picture. Feel free to provide a caption!

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Blogger Scotty Mac said...

Well, I have to swallow a bit of crow here, but (as you'll see) perhaps Andy does as well.

For those of you who missed our show on Thursday, January 12, here was out Final Question: In 1976, she became the first and to date only real-life person to appear on a Pez dispenser. Our answer: Betsy Ross, who was honored in a series commemorating the US' Bicentennial.

My source for the question is a 1992 book called the Pop Culture Encyclopedia. Admittedly, it probably isn't held to the highest academic standards, but it's a handy reference guide that seems suitable enough for a five dollar trivia show. In it, the authors explain that only Betsy Ross is explicitly named on the original package. The others are listed as generic caricatures: Pilgrim, Indian, etc. (Another rigorous tome, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, says pretty much the same thing.)

The only problem is that both sources are apparently wrong. According to the collectors' page at pez.com (and, yeah, I shoulda checked there first), the Bicentennial series included the following pieces:

Captain
Betsy Ross
Daniel Boone
Indian Chief
Indian Brave
Indian Squaw
Pilgrim
Uncle Sam
Wounded Soldier

Aha! There are not one but two real-life people listed. Fortunately, it doesn't affect the outcome of our game because we expressly asked for the name of a woman. But at Brainville we pride ourselves on our accuracy, and I'll fully admit it: we were inaccurate.

Andy-Bob often shows up at Brainville but was absent this week while he taped upcoming episodes of his television show. So Andy wasn't there to hear our final question.

In a strange coincidence, Andy's final question was eerily similar, but crucially distinct from ours. He claimed that three real-life people have been depicted: Ross, Boone, and Paul Revere. (He asked the teams to name two.)

I don't know Andy's source for the question, but a discussion of the issue can be found at www.snopes.com. Snopes agrees with Andy, but I'm not fully convinced.

Pez's own list has only two names: Ross and Boone. The piece titled Captain is known among collectors as Paul Revere. But Pez did not market it as that. Further, I've done a cursory scan of several Revere biographies. Revere is labeled silversmith, patriot, and hero, but never as "Captain."

In fact, type "captain paul revere" (in quotes) into Google. Practically every site hit deals with Pez collecting. If Revere was a captain, apparently Pez buffs are the only ones who care. (An exception is a site that lists reading requirements for fifth graders. There, "Paul Revere's Ride" is listed immediately after "O Captain, My Captain.")

Regardless, we at Brainville will continue to make every effort to verify each and every question. Feedback from you, our players, on any points of accuracy is always welcome.

As always, thanks for playing our game, and we look forward to seeing you this week!

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Sunday, January 08, 2006

I officially suck

Sorry I haven't posted in so long, I'll try to do better. I don't know if anyone even reads this anymore. Anyway, good to see we survived the snow and non-conference portion of KU basketball (I wanted to watch those games too, dammit!).

The answer to week 16's question was the "@" symbol.

Week 17's question was "When Ho Chi Minh died in 1979, he was found to be reading a biography of what 19th century american, presumably to learn about guerrilla warfare?

Week 18's question was "What fictional character was atop Forbes 2005 list of the wealthiest fictional character, with a net worth over $37 million?"

Week 19's question was "What woman has appeared on the most different issues of U.S. Postage stamps?"

Answers to Week 17 and 18 will follow the amusing attachment. Week 19's answer will follow next time I post. (hopefully next week).


Week 17- Our very own..John Brown!
Week 18- Santy Claus, with an estimated net worth of...Infinity!

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