Spring 2014 Tournament
Justin Woods. Matthew Preston. Russ Wilhelm. Steve West. The list of winners includes some very talented players. Are you prepared to do what it takes to feel the thrill of victory? This tournament will produce the game's 60th champion.
publication date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
clue: Lack of free time, not a successful association with cats, caused this rocker's noted mental illness.
explanation: Chan Marshall, better known by her stage name Cat Power (derived from an early band), recorded the album Free for All. She had a well-publicized struggle with mental illness brought on by exhaustion. more…
trivia: Scott hoped that players would guess Ted Nugent, interpreting the clue as references to his albums Free-for-All and Cat Scratch Fever.
publication date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
clue: His favorite brick in the wall is the one in the middle.
explanation: The clue obscurely referred to the song "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" by Pink Floyd, a protest song against the British education system, with its repeated refrain, "We don't need no education." Shekau was the leader of Boko Haram, a Nigerian militant Islamist group violently opposed to Western education, including in their very name. more…
publication date: Monday, May 19, 2014
clue: Two years ago, he successfully looked four years into the future about what happened four and half decades earlier.
explanation: In 2012, D'Souza's film 2016: Obama's America, largely about Barack Obama's childhood in the late sixties and early seventies, was a financial success. more…
publication date: Friday, May 16, 2014
clue: This actor often gets mixed up in weird roles like a shapeshifting robot and an alcoholic dog.
explanation: The clue was mixed up: DiMaggio played alcoholic robot Bender in Futurama and shapeshifting dog Jake in Adventure Time. more…
publication date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
clue: This actress is known for projecting confidence in her workplace.
explanation: Kaling starred in The Mindy Project and The Office. more…
publication date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
clue: She was given the keys to the kingdom just in time for them to fail.
explanation: Barra became CEO of General Motors in January 2014. Within weeks, she had to testify before Congress about GM covering up a defect involving jostled keys suddenly causing the engine to turn off, causing 13 known deaths. more…
publication date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
clue: This giant in his sport is known for his deadpan sense of humor.
explanation: The Undertaker was a 6'10" professional wrestler whose persona involved a lot of death symbolism. more…
publication date: Monday, May 12, 2014
clue: This rapper is too young to know what love is. He hasn't yet reached his tenth birthday.
explanation: Ja Rule was born on a leap day in 1976. One of his best-selling albums was Pain is Love. more…
trivia: There were five guesses for Lil Poopy, and two guesses for MattyB.