Name that Rainy Movie Scene!

The origins of this picture round date back to 2010. I needed a bonus sheet for my 3rd or 4th week running trivia at Maddy’s. It was raining that day so I managed to put together a couple rounds of rain trivia.

That first rendition was limited to movie posters with rain on them. I’ve since updated it to include any scene with rain in it.

Side note: November Rain by Guns N’ Roses literally just started playing on my shuffle of 2,000+ songs.

Want the answers? It’ll probably cost you a Tweet or a Like. I’ll give you a clue though. There are 3 Best Picture Oscar winners in there.

Good luck! And stay dry out there.

Cloudy with a chance of Trivia.

Cloudy with a chance of Trivia.

Bar Trivia Picture Quiz: Famous French Nerds

I never pass up the opportunity to exploit a holiday for the sake of Trivia. Foreign holidays are no exception. So with la fête nationale just a few days behind us, I crafted an all-French round for last night’s quiz at Ventnor Sports Cafe.

Here’s the picture quiz portion. It’s definitely in the top 5 of my all-time hardest picture rounds. The teams averaged about 6 correct. Which is really not too shabby if you ask me.

Answers are hyperlinked below (to sources that you can actually cite. Not Wikipedia!)

UPDATE: Now up in the Gallery!

Bonne chance!

You can have 17 points if you catch my nod to an episode of "Home Movies".

You can have 17 points if you catch my nod to this episode of “Home Movies“.


A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J.

Doin’ Time: 10 Trivia Questions about Summer

Summer. The season for baseball, beaches and blockbusters… and pop-culture references. How well do you know these “summer” movies, books, music and TV shows?

You can find the answers in Part II, Name that Summer Movie.

  1. (Literature/Sports) The title of Roger Rhan’s acclaimed sports novel The Boys of Summer, referred to this baseball team, who played their home game at Ebbets Field.
  2. (Shakespeare) What was the name of the Queen of the Fairies in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream?
  3. (Comic Books) Scott Summers is the real name of what Marvel super hero?
  4. (Commercials) During the late 1980’s and 90s, actress Suzanne Somers was the spokesperson for this piece of exercise equipment.
  5. (Movies) What 1997 movie had a pivotal scene where the four main characters overhear Donna Summer’s “Hot Stuff” while waiting in line at the unemployment office?
  6. (Music) The 1997 Sublime hit, “Doin’ Time”, was a loose cover of the song “Summertime” from the opera Porgy and Bess by this composer.
  7. (Lyrically Speaking) In Don Henley’s 1984 hit, “The Boys of Summer”, what type of sticker does he see on a Cadillac?
  8. (Movies) In the 1966 film The Endless Summer, what were the main characters in search of?
  9. (Television) TV character Jamie Sommers, a tennis pro who was nearly killed in a skydiving accident, was better known as whom?
  10. (Kids Television) Former Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Summer Sanders was named “commissioner” for the Nickelodieon Games and Sports channel in 1998, after being the first ever female host of a Nickelodeon game show. What was the name of the game show?

“Stick this.” – Don Henley




a) Stand by Me
b) Vacation
c) The Sandlot
d) Dirty Dancing
e) Wet Hot American Summer
f) Dazed and Confused
g) Heavyweights
h) Now & Then
i) Adventureland
j) Meatballs
k) The Graduate
l) Dog Day Afternoon


Friday Leftovers: Canadian Trivia

Happen to miss trivia night this week? Well Friday Leftovers lets you see some of what you missed. This was technically part II of “NAFTA” Trivia. Enjoy, fellow and honorary Canadians!

  1. (Explorers) What French explorer was the first to map the Saint Lawrence River as well as the first to document the name Canada? 
  2. (Sports) What Montreal Canadiens player was suspended for the remainder of the 1955 season for an on-ice incident involving the injury of a referee, sparking a famous riot in downtown Montreal that fueled rising tensions between English and French Canadians in Quebec. 
  3. (Television) Robin Schebatsky is the token Canadian on this sit com, which was recently renewed for a 7th and 8th season? 
  4. (Comic Books) Originally created as part of a backstory for the X-Men’s Wolverine in 1979, what is the name of the Canadian superhero team that included Northstar, Snowbird and Guardian?
  5. (Music) Everyone knows that Justin Bieber is Canadian. But in what province was he born and raised? 
  • BONUS MULTIPLE (Movies) Name the Canadian Actor!
        1. Barbara Rose Kopetski in Barb Wire 
        2. The Green Lantern in The Green Lantern 
        3. Del Griffith in Plains, Trains and Automobiles 
        4. Charlie Conway in The Mighty Ducks
        5. Both the lead actor and actress in The Notebook
        6. Danielle Clark in The Girl Next Store
        7. Mitch Weaver in Dirty Work 
        8. Stranz Van Waldenberg in Blades of Glory
        9. The voice of Flick in A Bugs Life 
        10. Sam Emerson and David in The Lost Boys

Answers below Sasquatch and co.


Jacques Cartier)(Maurice Richard)(How I Met Your Mother) (Alpha Flight)(Ontario)

(Pamela Anderson)(Ryan Reynolds)(John Candy) (Joshua Jackson) (Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling) (Elisha Cuthbert)(Norm MacDonald) (Will Arnett)(Dave Foley) (Corey Haim and Keifer Sutherland)

“Masters” Trivia

Let’s face it. Golf is boring. Golf trivia is just ok. Masters trivia isn’t much better. But “Masters” trivia? Now we’re talking. Here’s a little something for everyone. I’m feeling generous so 5 million points for each correct answer. Ready…go!

  1. (Cartoons) The character of He-Man from the Masters of the Universe franchise was granted his powers by a sorceress from what castle
  2. (Literature) Published in 1969, what English Novelist wrote the book Master and Commander, the first in the series of adventures with Captain Jack Aubrey and naval surgeon Stephen Maturin? 
  3. (Music) DJ Jam Master Jay was one of the founding members of what hip hop group?
  4. (Education) You can get your masters of business administration at the Wharton School of Business at what East Coast University
  5. (Sports) From 1934 to 1979, who was the only non-American to win the Masters Tournament, accomplishing the feat 3 times?

BONUS: People from 10 different countries have won the Masters. Name them all! Half a million points for each correct country.

Hint: One of the answers is America


(Grayskull)(Patrick O’Brien)(Run DMC)(University of Pennsylvania)(Gary Player – South Africa)

BONUS: United Sates, Spain 4, South Africa 4, England 3, Germany, Scotland (Sandy Lyle), Wales (Ian Woosnam), Fiji (Vijay Singh), Canada (Mike Weir), Argentina (Angel Cabrera)

Pop Culture Overload: Top 22 Snakes in Popular Culture

We’re still on the lookout for an Egyptian Cobra that escaped the Bronx Zoo last Friday (and has since joined Twitter). So I would like to prepare you for a chance encounter with this sinister yet sensual beast in the only way I know how: rattling off snake references in popular culture.


We start with movies. Because movies could take up this whole post to be honest. Because movies rock. Do you know who else rocks? Samuel L. Jackson. He played a detective, i think, or a cop? I don’t know, I actually never got around to seeing it, in 2006’s Snakes on a Plane (1) (bonus snake reference to Cobra Starship (2) who provided a song for the film’s soundtrack).

The Kill Bill series centers around the former members of the Deadly Vipers Assassination Squad (3), each with snake-themed code names (Copperhead, California Mountain Snake, Cottonmouth, Sidewinder, and of course, Black Mamba).

My great grandfather always used to say “Remember the Anaconda” (4). He was a big J’Lo fan. Come to think of it, he was an even bigger J’Vo fan.

There was that scene (5) in Road Trip with Tom Green. Unleash the fury!

Snake Plissken aka Kurt Russell tries to escape from the post-apocalyptic prison island of Manhattan in 1981’s Escape from New York (6) .  He did it again in 1996 but this time for West Coast (7) viewers. No word yet on the third film, Escape from the Bronx Zoo.

And lastly, everyone knows of Indian Jones’ Ophidiophobia (8). “Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?” Because the Bronx Zoo is apparently trying out a new open-door policy.

aka he'll give you a nasty case of Ophidiophobia


Nuclear meltdowns aside (too soon?), the town of Springfield doesn’t usually have much to worry about, except the occasional armed robbery/car jacking by Snake (9), who doesn’t get enough credit for his one-liners. “Um, I must have, like, fallen on a bullet, and it like, drove itself into my gut.” BONUS trivia: His full name is Snake Jailbird.

Aurelian Jake Smith, Jr. is a former WWF star best known by his ring name of Jake “The Snake” Roberts (10), and often brought actual snakes into the ring, including a boa constrictor named Damien. He also reportedly de-venomed his pet cobra, Lucifer.

“Snake” (11) was the nickname of Stefan Brogren’s character Archie Simpson on the Canadian TV series Degrassi High, the third iteration of the Degrassi Series. Never seen it. Meh.

Oh, wait! I almost forgot about the Whacking Day (12) episode of The Simpsons. Barry effin White is in it!


First thing that comes to mind is Jake “The Snake” Plummer (13). Because I am a relatively young mind. I should really be thinking of Oakland Raiders quarterback Kenny “The Snake” Stabler (14).

The Arizona Diamondbacks (15) are named after a rattle snake.

The Arizona Rattlers (16) play Arena Football. Just so you know.

Kobe’s nickname is the Black Mamba (17). “Bryant assigned himself the nickname of “Black Mamba”, citing a desire for his basketball skills to mimic the snake of that name’s ability to “strike with 99% accuracy at maximum speed, in rapid succession.”


We can’t just dismiss one of the historically great video games, Snake (18).

Also, Cobra Command (19) is of course the fictional organization that nemesizes GI Joe.

The Cobra (20) is a 2010 thriller novel by Frederick Forsyth about the international cocaine trade

“Snake” is a (probably) sexy song (21) off R. Kelly’s fifth studio album, Chocolate, in 2003.

Cobra (22) is the name of a roller coaster in an amusement park in Montreal called LaRonde.

Alright I’m spent. Did I miss anything crucial? Did I miss Harry Potter on purpose? Maybe? Shout out in the comments or on

Trivia For a Rainy Day

It rained yesterday so I wrote some “rain” trivia for last night’s team trivia at Maddy’s. And by “wrote”, I mean “took the same rain trivia I used 3 months ago cuz I’m pretty sure no one will notice”. But chances are, it’s new to you anyways!!!

Answers are below (and in the tags)

1.    (Movies) In the 1988 film Rain Man, Dustin Hoffman’s character claimed that this airline has “never crashed”. 

2.    (Music) The tribute band known as Rain has made a career of covering the music of what band (who recentlymade their debut on iTunes)?

3.    (US States) What is the wettest state in the country, averaging over 100 inches of rain a year?

Tom Cruise's career on the other hand...

4.    (History) Famous for convening the First Vatican Council in 1869, which Pope had the longest reign, serving 31 years? 

5.    (Movies) Raine Wilson, who plays the eccentric Dwight Shrute on TV’s The Office, made a cameo appearance as a convenience store clerk at the beginning of what 2007 Oscar-nominated film?

6.    (Music) Rain Songs

a.    Purple Rain – 1984 

b.    November Rain – 1992

c.    Have You Ever seen the Rain and Who’ll Stop the Rain –  1970 

d.    Fool in the Rain – 1979

e.    Don’t Rain on My Parade – 1964

f.     Here Comes the Rain Again – 1983

g.    I’m Only Happy When It Rains – 1995

h.    No Rain – 1992

i.      Fire and Rain – 1970

j.      Blame it on the Rain – 1989

k.    Why Does It Always Rain On Me – 1999


1-5:(Quantas)(The Beatles)(Hawaii)(Pope Pius IX)(Juno)

a-k:(Prince)(Guns n’ Roses)(CCR)(Led Zeppelin)(Barbara Streisand)(The Eurhythmics)(Garbage)(Blind Melon)(James Taylor)(Milli Vanilli)(Travis)