And for no particular reason…Photography Edition

Sometimes I like to make themes for some of my rounds. Most of the time, they have nothing to do with anything going on in the world at the time. They’re just questions that make for good theme-trivia. So please enjoy the second edition of And For no Particular Reason….Photography edition.

  1. (Famous Figures) What photographer is credited with taking some of the most famous (and some of the most revealing) photographs of Demi Moore, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and Miley Cyrus?
  2. (US Presidents) The famous photo of President Harry S. Truman holding up a newspaper with the headline that mistakenly read “Dewey Defeats Truman” was from what newspaper?
  3. (Music) Written for their 8th studio album in 1981, “The Camera Eye” was the last song by this band to be longer than 10 minutes.
  4. (US History) Photographer Matthew Brady was noted for his depiction of what war?
  5. (Movies) The title of the Stephen King short story that was the basis for the film The Shawshank Redemption referred to a poster of what actress?

Answers below the cow.

I took a picture of this toy cow with my iPhone. This is why photography is dying.

(Annie Leibovitz)(Chicago Daily Tribune)(Rush)(The Civil War)(Rita Hayworth)

Hey Disney fans, make sure to check out the first edition of No Reason here.

And for no Particular Reason…So you Think You Know Disney?

Welcome to the first edition of SayKnowtoTrivia’s newest segment “And for no Particular Reason…”

This came about because I have some Disney trivia from last night and I would like to share it with the world. Enjoy, children!

  1. In the Disney film Bambi, what is Bambi’s first word?
  2. What is the name of Simba’s female companion in The Lion King?
  3. Everyone knows that Genie from Aladdin was played by Robin Williams. But who took over the role for the straight-to-video sequel Return of Jafar, most notable for his roles in The Simpsons?
  4. What film was the first ever Disney sequel to be released in theaters?

    Pictured: Not Robin Williams


I’ll say the first line of the Disney Movie and you name the movie. Ready, go!

a.    All this has happened before. And it will all happen again. But this time it happened in London. It happened on a quiet street in Bloomsbury.

b.    Ah, Salaam and good evening to you, worthy friend. Please, please come closer. Too close! A little too close! 

c.    My story begins in London. Not so very long ago. And yet so much has happened since then that it seems more like an eternity. At that time, I lived with my pet, in a bachelor flat.

d.    In a faraway land long ago lived a King and his fair Queen. Many years had they longed for a child and finally their wish was granted.

e.    Isn’t this great? The salty sea air, the wind blowing in your face. Perfect day to be at sea.

f.     Listen, they are beautiful, no? So many colors of sounds. So many changing moods. Because you know, they do not ring all by themselves.

g.    Once upon a time in a faraway land, there was a tiny kingdom. Peaceful, prosperous and rich in romance and tradition. Here, in a stately chateau, lived a widowed gentleman…

h.    Hey look, is that Smith? That’s him alright, the old sea dog.

i.      Once upon a time in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired the prince was spoiled, selfish and unkind.

j.      It’s for you, Darling. Merry Christmas. Oh, Jim Dear. It’s the one I was admiring isn’t it? Trimmed with ribbons? 

k.    Read the charges! ‘Dr. Jumba Jookiba, lead scientist of Galaxy Defense Industries. You stand before this counsel accused of illegal genetic experimentation.’

l.      Would you take a look at that? Pretty pathetic huh? Well, you’ll never believe this but that llama you’re looking at was once a human being.




1.bird,2.Nala,3.Dan Castelanetta,4.The Rescuers Down Under

(Peter Pan)(Aladdin)(101 Dalmatians)(Sleeping Beauty)(The Little Mermaid)(The Huntchback of Notre Dame)(Cinderella)(Pocahontas)(Beauty and the Beast)(Lady and the Tramp)(Lilo & Stitch)(The Emperor’s New Groove)

Mobile Year in Review 2010: How well do you know America’s mobile habits?

The folks at the mobile advocacy association, Mobile Future, unleashed a video this morning that literally shows us just how obsessed we are with our smart phones. Before checking out the video (after the bump), why not take the quiz below and see how well you know America’s mobile habits in 2010.

1. In 2009, 300 million mobile apps were downloaded. How many were downloaded in 2010?

a) 500 million

b) 1 billion

c) 5 billion

d) 100 zillion

2. What location-based mobile application increased its user base from 200,000 in 2009 to 5 million in 2010?

a) Facebook Places

b) Foursquare

c) Gowalla

d) Uhhh…………………Loopt?

3. What percentage of adults use their mobile device to take photos?

a) 56%

b) 66%

c) 76%

d) Does that include photos you take of your back to get a better look at that growth that’s been worrying you?


Pictured: Photo I just took with my iPhone of not that growth on my back that's been worrying me, thankfully.

4. The average teen sends 3,339 texts…

a) Every Week

b) Every Month

c) Every Year

d) Before breakfast

5. What remote location got 3G mobile internet access for the first time in 2010?

a) Mt. Everest

b) The Mariana Trench

c) Antarctica

d) Canada

Think you know the answers? Check out the Mobile Year in Review video below.

The best damn “BEER” trivia in town

Here’s a sampling of some beer trivia from Maddy’s last night in case you missed it. Answers below. UPDATE: Check out the recap of last night’s game.

"Hey, it's Duff man! A guy in a costume that creates awareness of Duff." -Lenny

  1. (Movies) Before his most famous role in Star Wars, this British actor won an Academy Award for his role as Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai. 
  2. (Plants) In botany, what is the term for the embryotic shoot that comes out of the stem of a plant, that eventually blooms into a flower?
  3. (Architecture) What is the term for the architectural piece at the crown of a vault or arch which marks its apex, locking the other pieces into position?
  4. (Geography) What Japanese city, the 5th largest in terms of population, was the first Asian city to host the Winter Olympics in 1972?
  5. (US Presidents) What US president famously stated “Read my lips, no new taxes” at the Republican National Convention before receiving the presidential nomination?
  6. (US History) Contrary to popular belief, this American statesman and Founding Father from Boston didn’t actually brew beer itself, but only produced the malt found in beer.
  7. (Astronomy) Most easily observed during a solar eclipse, what is the term for the plasma atmosphere that surrounds the sun?
  8. (Sports) This former NBA star played his entire career with the Indiana Pacers and once scored 8 points in 11 seconds to stun the NY Knicks in game 1 of the 1995 Eastern Conference semifinals.
  9. (Geography) What is the name of the mountain range shared by both the United States and Spain?
  10. (Word Play) Often used in an expression meaning “a rare event”, what is the more common term for the second full moon of a calendar month?

And for you multiple answer, name the TV show associated with these beers:

a.    Duff Beer 

b.    Dharma Beer 

c.    Pawtucket Patriot 

d.    Samuel Jackson 

e.    Buzz Beer

f.     Pabst Blue Robot 

g.    Shotz Beer 

h.    Girlie Girl Beer 

i.      Rocketfuel Malt Liquor

j.      Schmitts Gay Beer


1-10 (Alec Guinness)(Bud)(Keystone)(Sapporo)(George HW Bush (Busch))(Sam Adams)(Corona)(Reggie Miller)(Sierra Nevada)(Blue Moon)

a-j (The Simpsons)(Lost)(Family Guy)(Chappelle’s Show)(Drew Carey Show)(Futurama)(Laverne and Shirley)(Married with Children)(News Radio)(Saturday Night Live)