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Trivia Time: Pixar Edition

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Hey everyone! Time for another trivia time and my hope this is so good it will bring you to tears! It's the Pixar edition.

You play the role of Pixar and each point you get is an audience member to bawl their eyes out. This one is a little more pop culture skewed than usual so I hope that doesn't mess people up too much.

Here are the categories:

1. Toy Story – Questions about toys
2. A Bug’s Life – Questions about Surveillance
3. Toy Story 2 – Questions about bands called Toy
4. Monsters, Inc - Questions about Crimes by Corporations
5. Finding Nemo – Questions about Little Nemo in Slumberland
6. The Incredibles 2 – Questions about Discredited Journalists
7. Cars – Questions about Ric Ocasek
8. Ratatouille– Questions about French cooking terms
9. Wall-E – Questions about Break-Out
10. Up – Questions about The “Up” film series


Round 1

1. Which toy’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts?

2. What is the name of the type of prison designed English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham wherein a single security guard would be able to view all prisoners who couldn’t be sure when they were being observed?

3. In what music magazine was the London-based TOY listed as one of the "100 New Bands You Have to Hear"?

4. Which still relevant company conspired with the CIA to start a civil war in Colombia when they were called “The United Fruit Company”?

5. Nemo first appeared in another comic strip where a character would have bad dreams due to overconsumption of a particular Welsh dish. Which dish was it?

6. Which famous writer and poet wrote a fake news article about the first transatlantic flight in 1844?

7. What letter was originally in Ric’s last name that he removed before starting a band called Richard and the Rabbits?

8. What is the French term for a beverage, such as coffee, that has been iced or chilled?

9. Break-Out was designed by Nolan Bushnell and Steve Bristow but who was the third, much more famous designer who was credited?

10. How many years are covered between each film in the Up series after the first?

Any questions? If not, feel free to get started.
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
Moderator
Which Up film series is this? I only know of one movie by that name.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Its a documentary series that checks in with kids as they grow up. Each film is some time down the road. It began in the 60s and is still going as of last year.
 
Whoof, I don't even recognize several of the category topics. This is gonna be a tough one for us, but glad to learn new things!
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
@Daikaiju @lincolnic If you still want to participate in round one, you have until Tuesday.

But from here-on-in the date of the new question set and deadline for the previous will be Monday.

1. Lego gets its name from the Danish words Leg Godt. What does this mean in English?

2. What is the name of the massive surveillance program leaked by Edward Snowden?

3. What country is the electronic duo of Jørgen Træen and Alisdair Stirling (AKA Toy) from?

4. Which company had internal memos leak in 2010 that revealed they claimed to have infiltrated every relevant ministry in the Nigerian government?

5. Where does Nemo end up in the last page of nearly every strip?

6. Which future TV host was responsible to printing a false story in the Daily Mirror of the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment torturing prisoners in 2004?

7. What is the name of Ric’s first solo album, named after the eight blessings recounted by Jesus on his sermon on the mount?

8. A Bouillabaisse is a type of soup or stew flavored with white wine and saffron. What form of protein does it include, often in 5 or 6 varieties?

9. In what medium is the official backstory of Breakout, involving the adventures of Captain John Stewart Chang, provided?

10. What television series featured an episode-length parody of the Up films with Eric Idle playing the documentarian?
 

lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
Given that I only know the answers to two of the questions in the new round, perhaps it's better if I keep sitting out. But thanks for the reminder! Maybe I'll join the next game.
 
Given that I only know the answers to two of the questions in the new round, perhaps it's better if I keep sitting out. But thanks for the reminder! Maybe I'll join the next game.
Considering that I think its a huge achievement to get 4 questions right a round, I wouldn't worry about it too much. the more the merrier!
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Here are the answers from round 1

1. Which toy’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts?

Barbie

2. What is the name of the type of prison designed English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham wherein a single security guard would be able to view all prisoners who couldn’t be sure when they were being observed?

The Panopticon

3. In what music magazine was the London-based TOY listed as "100 New Bands You Have to Hear"?

NME

4. Which still relevant company conspired with the CIA to start a civil war in Colombia when they were called “The United Fruit Company”? Chiquita

5. Nemo first appeared in another comic strip where a character would have bad dreams due to overconsumption of a particular Welsh dish. Which dish was it?
Rarebit


Which famous writer and poet wrote a fake news article about the first transatlantic flight in 1844?

Edgar Allen Poe

What letter was originally in Ric’s last name that he removed before starting a band called Richard and the Rabbits?

T... as in Otcasek

What is the French term for a beverage, such as coffee, that has been iced or chilled?

Frappe

Break-Out was designed by Nolan Bushnell and Steve Bristow but who was the third, much more famous designer who was credited?

Steve Wozniak Yes, Jobs (I don't remember in what capacity) was involved but was never credited as a designer.

How many years are covered between each film in the Up series after the first?

Seven

The titles were Seven Up!, Seven Plus 7, 14 Up, 21 Up, etc. The most recent, 63 Up was in 2019.


Here are the points from round 1

Little Sampson - 7 Points
Kirin - 6 Points
Violent Vixen - 6 Points
Rascally Badger - 4 Points
Capt Blasto - 2 Points
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Oops, I'm running behind again.

1. Lego gets its name from the Danish words Leg Godt. What does this mean in English?

Play Well


2. What is the name of the massive surveillance program leaked by Edward Snowden?
PRISM

3. What country is the electronic duo of Jørgen Træen and Alisdair Stirling (AKA Toy) from?
Norway

4. Which company had internal memos leak in 2010 that revealed they claimed to have infiltrated every relevant ministry in the Nigerian government?

Shell Oil

5. Where does Nemo end up in the last page of nearly every strip?

In bed

6. Which future TV host was responsible to printing a false story in the Daily Mirror of the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment torturing prisoners in 2004?

Piers Morgan

7. What is the name of Ric’s first solo album, named after the eight blessings recounted by Jesus on his sermon on the mount?

Beatitude
And I gave it to anyone who guess "The Beatitudes" or "Beatitudes"


8. A Bouillabaisse is a type of soup or stew flavored with white wine and saffron. What form of protein does it include, often in 5 or 6 varieties?

Seafood

9. In what medium is the official backstory of Breakout, involving the adventures of Captain John Stewart Chang, provided?

Record, as in vinyl

10. What television series featured a parody of the Up films with Eric Idle playing the documentarian?

The Simpsons

Kirin - 12 Points
Violent Vixen - 12 Points
Rascally Badger - 9 Points
Little Sampson - 7 Points
Capt Blasto - 5 Points

1. The M.U.S.C.L.E. collectable figures were based on a popular Japanese franchise but the mold used to make the American toys weren’t used to make toys in Japan. What kind of product were the molds used to create?

2. What rhyming name is given to security cameras in casinos positioned to monitor seats, tables, hallways, restaurants, and even elevators?

3. What shared letter in their individual names inspired the South Korean pop duo’s Toy’s name?

4. When American Express was acting as a benefactor to Tino De Angelas, what food related substance was he keeping at their warehouses, for him to steal it back, causing turmoil for the substance in the stock market?

5. Nemo’s initial mission is to provide what role for the Princess of Slumberland?

6. What covert incursion in Vietnam did CNN erroneously report in 1998 was also a method for gassing defectors, which turned out to be false?

7. In what John Waters film did Ric appear as a beatnik painter?

8. What “sleepy” sounding term means to cover with sauce?

9. After many knock-offs of Breakout where created, which future Supreme court judge ruled the game was copyrightable in the case of Atari Games Corp. v. Oman?

10. Of all of the nine films, how many featured involvement of all the original participants (I’m including #1)?
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Last batch of questions.

Answers for last week tomorrow.

1. What toy was created by Norman Stingley with a material he dubbed Zectron?
2. What American symbol appeared on the plaque containing “The Thing”, a one of the first bugs that used passive techniques to transmit an audio signal?
3. For which game franchise did the German EDM band T.O.Y. provide a track for in 2004, using remixes from a track from the same franchise and a Beatmania track?
4. What was the name of the oil rig where the BP oil spill happened as a result of the company’s negligence and cost-cutting?
5. When Windsor McCay changed papers to Randolph Hearst’s New York American, he was allowed to bring all his characters but legally, what was one aspect that he had to change?
6. Which celebrity did Adam Baron “interview” for EgyptAir magazine, only for the interview (peppered with insults about weight size and failed marriages) to be revealed to be fake?
7. Which family member gave Ric his first guitar?
8. What food is browned to a light hazelnut color in Beurre Noisette?
9. One what device could you play Breakout if you held down the button on the “about” menu?
10. Though the series slowly evolved from a political series to a personal one, what was the initial topic that the series aimed to investigate?
 
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Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
1. The M.U.S.C.L.E. collectable figures were based on a popular Japanese franchise but the mold used to make the American toys weren’t used to make toys in Japan. What kind of product were the molds used to create?
Erasers

2. What rhyming name is given to security cameras in casinos positioned to monitor seats, tables, hallways, restaurants, and even elevators?
Eye in the Sky
3. What shared letter in their individual names inspired the South Korean pop duo’s Toy’s name?
Y. As in Two + Y = Toy
4. When American Express was acting as a benefactor to Tino De Angelas, what food related substance was he keeping at their warehouses, for him to steal it back, causing turmoil for the substance in the stock market?
Salad oil
5. Nemo’s initial mission is to provide what role for the Princess of Slumberland?
Playmate
6. What covert incursion in Vietnam did CNN erroneously report in 1998 was also a method for gassing defectors, which turned out to be false?
Operation Tailwind
7. In what John Waters film did Ric appear as a beatnik painter?
Hairspray
8. What “sleepy” sounding term means to cover with sauce?
Napper
9. After many knock-offs of Breakout where created, which future Supreme court judge ruled the game was copyrightable in the case of Atari Games Corp. v. Oman?
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
10. Of all of the nine films, how many featured involvement of all the original participants (I’m including #1)?
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Kirin - 17 Points
Violent Vixen - 14 Points
Rascally Badger - 9 Points
Capt Blasto - 9 Points
Little Sampson - 7 Points
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
... I wasn't even sure how I got that many points 'til I noticed my completely random guess on the last one came out right.
 

Rascally Badger

El Capitan de la outro espacio
(He/Him)
I'm mad at myself for not getting my answers in, but I only knew one answer and might have been able to guess two more.
 
What American symbol appeared on the plaque containing “The Thing”, a one of the first bugs that used passive techniques to transmit an audio signal?
I'm not quite clear what this question is asking, would you be able to re-phrase?
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
1. What toy was created by Norman Stingley with a material he dubbed Zectron? Super Ball
2. What American symbol appeared on the plaque containing “The Thing”, a one of the first bugs that used passive techniques to transmit an audio signal? The Great Seal
3. For which game franchise did the German EDM band T.O.Y. provide a track for in 2004, using remixes from a track from the same franchise and a Beatmania track? Dance Dance Revolution
4. What was the name of the oil rig where the BP oil spill happened as a result of the company’s negligence and cost-cutting? Deepwater Horizon
5. When Windsor McCay changed papers to Randolph Hearst’s New York American, he was allowed to bring all his characters but legally, what was one aspect that he had to change? The title. For 3 and a half years it was renamed “In the Land of Wonderful Dreams”
6. Which celebrity did Adam Baron “interview” for EgyptAir magazine, only for the interview (peppered with insults about weight size and failed marriages) to be revealed to be fake? Drew Barrymore
7. Which family member gave Ric his first guitar? His grandma
8. What food is browned to a light hazelnut color in Beurre Noisette? butter
9. One what device could you play Breakout if you held down the button on the “about” menu? iPod Classic
10. Though the series slowly evolved from a political series to a personal one, what was the initial topic that the series aimed to investigate? Class/class structure

Kirin - 22 Points
Violent Vixen - 19 Points
Capt Blasto - 16 Points (7 points this round!)
Rascally Badger - 9 Points
Little Sampson - 7 Points

And the winner is Kirin. But man, everyone did good and Blasto did an amazing job in the last round playing catch up. Congrats to Kirin and I'll see you in the next trivia, coming up soon.
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
Woo! I think everyone who submitted the last round gained ground on me but it wasn't quite enough. (Also I think Johnny gave me number 2 where I just had "eagle" but it wouldn't make a difference either way.) GG everyone!
 
Whoof that was tough. We didn't know of any bands called Toy or who Ric Ocasek is. Props on writing questions that still gave us a chance to think things through and make guesses.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Ric Ocasek is the guy behind The Cars, best known for this song.


But yeah, I find it often important to provide that opportunity.
 
I finally had a couple of my educated guesses turn out to be right for once! Too bad I had too much ground to make up. Congrats Kirin!
 
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