Monday, August 11, 2008

"Catch 21" 8/11

We begin Week 4 with:

Frederick Thomas (Philadelphia)- Bank/project coordinator/marathon runner
Sharon London- Marketing director for an electric vehicle company
Jonathan Ratter (originally from Tonawanda, NY)- Sales marketer

OPENING CARDS:

FREDERICK: 2 OF HEARTS
SHARON: 10 OF DIAMONDS
JONATHAN: ACE OF DIAMONDS

1. Which of the following is NOT a nickname for Batman?

A: The Dark Knight
B: The Caped Crusader
C: The Man of Steel

FREDERICK: The Man of Steel- YOU BET (100)

CARD: 7 OF DIAMONDS; KEEPS IT (9)

2. NY commuters ride the subway. In SF, they ride the BART. What do they ride in London?

JONATHAN: The Tube- RIGHT (100)

CARD: 2 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO SHARON (12)

3. A recent University of Michigan study revealed that having a husband does what to a woman?

A: Increases lifespan
B: Increases weight by 40 lbs.
C: Increases housework by 7 hours per week

JONATHAN: Lifespan- INCORRECT
FREDERICK: Housework- RIGHT (200)

CARD: ACE OF HEARTS; FREEZES AT 20

4. When I say Spiro Agnew, to what am I referring?

A: Disease
B: Vice President
C: ???

JONATHAN: Vice President- YOU BET (200)

CARD: 4 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO SHARON (16)

5. Last June, Big Brown blew his Triple Crown bid by finishing dead last in what famous horse race?

A: Kentucky Derby
B: Belmont Stakes
C: Preakness

JONATHAN: Preakness- NO
SHARON: Kentucky Derby- DOUBLE STUMPER

6. What's the name of Prince Charles' youngest son?

A: Tom
B: Dick
C: Harry

JONATHAN: Harry- CORRECT (300)

CARD: 7 OF HEARTS; BUSTS SHARON

JONATHAN:
CARD #7: 7 OF SPADES (8 or 18)
CARD #8: 4 OF HEARTS (12)
CARD #9: 5 OF DIAMONDS (17)
CARD #10: JACK OF SPADES; FREDERICK WINS (700)

ROUND 2 OPENING CARDS:

FREDERICK: 6 OF SPADES
SHARON: 10 OF CLUBS
JONATHAN: QUEEN OF HEARTS

1. What percentage of U.S. states must ratify an amendment before it is put into the Constitution?

A: 50%
B: 67%
C: 75%

JONATHAN: 67%- NO
SHARON: 75%- TRIPLE STUMPER

2. Whose painting of a soup can sold for over $11 million?

A: Jackson Pollock
B: Andy Warhol
C: Salvador Dali

FREDERICK: Warhol- YOU BET (800)

CARD: QUEEN OF SPADES; KEEPS IT (16)

3. It's a French word for "breathe". It's also a dessert made primarily from eggs. What is it?

A: Souffle
B: Mousse
C: Biscotti

FREDERICK: Souffle- RIGHT AGAIN (900); FREEZES AT 16

4. What celebrity played himself in the comedy hit "Knocked Up"?

A: Neil Patrick Harris
B: Ryan Seacrest
C: Alex Trebek (!!!)

JONATHAN: Ryan Seacrest- RIGHT (400)

CARD: JACK OF CLUBS; FREEZES AT 20

SHARON:
CARD #5: 4 OF SPADES (14)
CARD #6: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS- ELIMINATED

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:

FREDERICK: ACE OF SPADES
JONATHAN: 6 OF CLUBS

1. John McCain's wife inherited her fortune through the sales of what?

A: Oil
B: Beer
C: Beauty products

FRDERICK: Beauty products- NO
JONATHAN: Beer- RIGHT

CARD: 3 OF SPADES; KEEPS IT (9)

2. In the famous poem "Casey at the Bat", what town does Casey play for?

A: Cooperstown
B: Mudville
C: Boston

FREDERICK: Mudville- YOU BET

CARD: 6 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO JONATHAN (15)

3. Before creating "Desperate Housewives", Marc Cherry was a writer for what other show featuring four notable women?

A: "Sex and the City"
B: ???
C: ???

FREDERICK: "The Golden Girls"- CORRECT

He needs at least a 6 to win the game.

CARD: 3 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO JONATHAN (18)

4. Which of the following styles of art is best associated with Pablo Picasso?

A: Abstract Expressionism
B: Cubism
C: Pointillism

JONATHAN: Cubism- RIGHT; FREEZES AT 18

FREDERICK:
CARD #5: 10 OF SPADES- WIN!

Super Catch 21: With two Power Chips and six chances...he can't make anything.

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