Any Questions #348: _o_o

Apr 27, 2018

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel return for another Friday quiz.

Last week's challenge
Start with the name CARL KASELL. Add a letter and you can rearrange the result to spell a four-letter word for what people do on the radio and a seven-letter word for people you hear on many radio shows. What are the words?
Answer: If you add a T, you can spell TALK and CALLERS.

On-air questions: On April 27, 1960, the nation of Togo declared its independence from France. The country, officially called the Togolese Republic, was known as Togoland in the 1880s and was ruled by Germany, who transferred power to France after World War I. It ranks 41st out of 54 in area among African countries, and in 2008, Benjamin Boukpeti became the first Togolese athlete to win a medal at the Olympics, winning a bronze in the men's K-1 slalom event. To commemorate Togo's independence, this week each correct answer will be a four-letter proper noun in which the second and fourth letters are O, as in "Togo."

1. The song "Remember Me", which won the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 90th Academy Awards, is heard four times – as a mariachi tune, as a lullaby, as a song of remembrance, and over the closing credits – in what 2018 animated film?
2. On his band's early 1990s Zoo TV tour, what singer adopted multiple onstage personas, including an egotistical rock star called The Fly, a sendup of flashy televangelists and showmen called Mirror Ball Man, and a takeoff on the devil named MacPhisto?
3. While the neighborhood in New York City is so named because of its location relative to a certain street, what neighborhood in London's West End, now a major entertainment district, possibly derives its name from a hunting cry first used in the 17th century?
4. Although their first product – a paper cone sold to bottled water companies – was created in the 1930s by founder Leo Hulseman, a former employee of the Dixie Company, what brand is much more well-known for a colored plastic product developed by Hulseman's son in the 1970s?
5. What character, described by his creator as "a little black dog with long silky hair and small black eyes that twinkled merrily on either side of his funny, wee nose", has been portrayed over the years by a Cairn Terrier named Terry, a Border Terrier named Tansey, a Schnauzer, and, in a 2017 television series, by a German Shepherd?

Extra credit
1. What last name comes between Aikman and Staubach on the list of Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks who have started the most games at that position?
2. What name is the last word in the title of a 1969 song with the lyrics "The newspapers said / She's gone to his head / They look just like two gurus in drag"?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase POLO SHIRTS. Change one letter to a P and you can spell a two-word phrase (five letters in each word) for someone who ruins the fun. What is the phrase?

On-air questions
1. Coco
2. Bono
3. Soho
4. Solo
5. Toto

Extra credit
1. Romo
2. Yoko