Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ouch! - Random Trivia Answers

  • A1) Touch of Evil. Charlton Heston played the hero Mike Vargas, a Mexican narcotics official who uncovers Quinlan's wrongdoings.
  • A2) Oscar the Grouch. The trash lover, voiced by Carroll Spinney, became dull green the following year.
  • A3) The Official Couch Potato Handbook. Tom Iacino, who helped write the 100-page guide but does not share co-authoring credit, owns the trademark for the term "couch potato".
  • A4) Touch Gold. The thoroughbred had skipped the Kentucky Derby but finished a respectable fourth at the Preakness after stumbling out of the gate.
  • A5) La Bouche. "Sweet Dreams", the title track from their debut album, actually came out in 1994 and topped the Italian charts but wasn't released in the U.S. initially.
  • A6) Brian Boucher. The Phoenix Coyotes netminder kept the puck out of his net for 332 minutes and 1 second over five and a half games from December 27, 2003 to January 9, 2004.
  • A7) The Untouchables. A second TV show with the same name that ran from 1993 to 1994 could only scrape up a single, unsuccessful Emmy nomination for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Editing for a Series.
  • A8) Khalid Khannouchi. Not surprisingly, he set a new American record of 2:07:01 at the 2000 Chicago Marathon.
  • A9) Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. The literal translation of Li Mu Bai's sword's name is "Green Dark World Sword" and refers to a destination of the dead.
  • A10) Groucho Marx. The gimmes served as one hundred dollar consolation questions for losing contestants on You Bet Your Life.
  • A11) Tim Couch. The Cleveland Browns selected the 6'4", 220-pound junior instead of Donovan McNabb, who fell to the Philadelphia Eagles at #2.
  • A12) Mike Souchak. A final-round 4-over-par 75 dropped him into a six-way tie for third place, with Jack Nicklaus, then an amateur, alone in second. Souchak had become the first PGA golfer to shoot a 27 over nine holes at the 1955 Texas Open.

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