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Pop culture pop quiz thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Johnny Dangerously, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Disco Demolition Night results in the forfeiture of a Chicago White Sox game to the Detroit Tigers on July 12, 1979.

    What was the most recent forfeiture in Major League Baseball?
  2. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    I'm going to let someone else answer, but meanwhile, more on Disco Demolition Night:


    The evening was to begin with Dahl, escorted by WLUP personality known as “Lorelei,” throwing out the ceremonial first ball to White Sox backup catcher Mike Colbern. As Dahl remembers it, Colbern took an instant liking to Lorelei, hit on her, and disappeared with her into the dugout leaving Dahl with a baseball and nobody to throw it to. What really transpired is a topic for conjecture, but an extant photograph does show Colbern kissing Lorelei. It may not have been much, but for a catcher whose career spanned all of 80 games and 224 at-bats, it was definitely the highlight. In any case, an inauspicious beginning. Apparently nobody was interested in baseball this evening.
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    1995 Cards at Dodgers for last annual "Photo Ball" Day.

    What did Jiles Perry Richardson do that helped Waylon Jennings become a star?
  4. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Win a coin flip, lose his life when a plane crashed in Clear Lake, Iowa, on the day the music died.

    On a related note, the jester on the sidelines in a cast was ...
  5. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    That would be Bob Dylan.

    Somebody else pick up the next question.
  6. Cowboycane

    Cowboycane Member

    Bob Dylan after his bike wreck.

    My turn:

    In "Taxi Driver", when DeNiro ad-libs "you talkin' to me?" in front of the mirror, where did he get the inspiration for that?
  7. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    From Marlin Brando, in the movie "Reflections in a Golden Eye."

    My turn:
    Which singer was originally considered for the role of Columbo?
  8. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Coulda swore the Disco Demolition Night games were against the Texas Rangers ...
  9. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    The irrepressible Bing Crosby ... but he hip-checked one of the producer's children during his reading.

    (Just kidding.)

    What was the middle name of Rob Petrie's son, Richie, on "The Dick Van Dyke Show"? For extra credit ... why?
  10. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    That would be one Harry Lillis Crosby. You know him as Bing.

    Here's one: What do Sir Edmond Hillary and Elizabeth Taylor have in common?
  11. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Well, now I know who's ignoring me... :)
  12. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Au contrare, Shotty. I stepped away to tend to a ringing phone and you got in first.

    To the victor goes the spoils here.
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