Any Questions? #93

Jun 7, 2013

Guest player Doug Peterson

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel welcome loyal listener Doug Peterson all the way from California to play.

Last week's challenge:

Start with the last name of an actor in All The President’s Men. If you add three letters, you can rearrange to name a key figure in the Watergate affair. Who are these people?

Answer: If you start with REDFORD and add G, A, and L, you can rearrange to spell GERALD FORD.

On-air questions: This week, one of this program's loyal listeners joins us on the air to play the quiz, Doug Peterson. Since Doug joins us from just outside Los Angeles, we've brought a quiz for him in which each of the correct answers has the initials "L.A."
1. Set in the village of Dogpatch, Kentucky, what comic strip drawn by Al Capp introduced the world to a clan of hillbillies including Mammy Yokum, Daisy Mae, and the title character?
2. Located on Manhattan’s east side, what road carries one-way traffic southbound from East 131st Street to Gramercy Park, and was named for an 1836 battle in the Revolutionary War?
3. His given first name is Ferdinand, and today we know him as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. By what name was he known prior to May 1, 1971, the day he adopted his familiar Muslim name?
4. The term "West Indies" collectively refers to four island groups in the Caribbean. Three of those groups are the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and the Turks and Caicos. What islands, along with their "greater" counterparts, comprise the fourth group?
5. A 2009 incident that came to be known as the Miracle on the Hudson saw Captain "Sully" Sullenberger successfully ditch his craft in the river soon after taking off from what facility?

Extra credit
1. What two-word term is given to a resource owned by a company that is either in cash form or can be readily converted to cash form?
2. Depicted in a 1905 painting by Pablo Picasso, what famous cabaret is mentioned in the title of a 1993 play by Steve Martin, which tells the story of a fictional meeting between Picasso and Albert Einstein at that cabaret?

This week's challenge
Think of a famous comedian and a famous athlete each with the initials L. A. Say out loud the first name of the comedian and the last name of the athlete and you'll get the name of a famous musician. Who are the three people? (As a hint: the comedian and the musician are no longer living, but the athlete is.)

On-air questions

1. Li'l Abner
2. Lexington Avenue
3. Lew Alcindor
4. Lesser Antilles
5. LaGuardia Airport

Extra credit
1. Liquid asset
2. Lapin Agile