Gut Rumbles

April 21, 2005


I love trivia. My head is packed full of totally useless knowledge and I like to share it every now and then. Try these questions.

#1-- On "Gunsmoke," what was Doc Adams' first name?

#2-- What did the "T" stand for in the name Captain James T. Kirk?

#3-- Who was Prisoner Number 655321?

#4-- What was the name of the spaceship in "Lost in Space?"

#5-- Who were the Gorch Brothers?

#6-- What was John Wayne's real name?

#7-- Who was Napoleon Solo?

#8-- If you have a bottle of alcohol that says "50% by volume," what proof is it?

#9-- Who said, "TOGA! TOGA! TOGA!!!?"

#10-- What was "The Spruce Goose?"

Now. Digest this trivia and answer me. I might even have a prize for anyone who gets all ten correct.


2. Tiberius.

8. 100 proof.

9. That guy in Animal House. The dead one, right?

5. Who?
7. Who?
1. Who?
6. Who? (Kidding.)

10. A big ol' airplane that is currently in a museum an hour and a half away from me, or so.

Posted by: Sigivald on April 21, 2005 05:52 PM

I've got three, without even thinking about it.

The Duke's real name is Marion Morrison, John Belushi, aka "Bluto" said "To-GA, To-GA, To-GA!" and the "Spruce Goose" was somebody's airplane... Howard Hughes, maybe?

I know this is wrong, but that "T." in James T. Kirk oughta stand for "The overacting hambone". Man, I can't stand Shatner. Heh, just realize his last name begins with the past tense of "shit". Makes sense to me... lol.

I oughta know more of these, but I got about 4 hours of sleep last night, worked all day and I'm currently having to deal with my little terrorist visitor, so my brain is kinda fried... YES, moreso than usual and YES, it is possible... barely... *giggle*

One last guess though... is that prisoner number from "The Fugitive" or that one-armed guy, if it's not the same thing?

And, for the record...
Told ya you'd be fine.
I ain't done wit' you yet, Darlin'.


Posted by: Stevie on April 21, 2005 05:58 PM

Yo, Dude... there's more than one "dead guy" from Animal House.
John Belushi (whom I love) is one, Doug Kinney is another... (again, right off the top of my head...)
Doug was a writer for the movie and also played "Stork". There's some mystery surrounding his death, too. He went off a cliff and nobody knows for sure if it was accidental or suicide...

"The dead guy from Animal House..."
*shaking head*

"Wassamatter you? Ya got no respect..."

Posted by: Stevie on April 21, 2005 06:04 PM

Think the Duke had a triple:

Marion Michael Morrison

Maybe,,,,shit shouda Googled!

Posted by: Maggie on April 21, 2005 06:11 PM

Napoleon Solo was one of the men from U.N.C.L.E., played by Robert Vaughn.
Bonus question = What did U.N.C.L.E. stand for?

Posted by: DJSloan/Houston on April 21, 2005 06:22 PM

Prisoner No.655321 was Alexís number in ďA Clockwork Orange,Ē if memory serves, though part of me wants to say that itís Ivan Denisovichís in ďA Day in the Live of Ivan DenisovichĒ by Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

Posted by: DJSloan/Houston on April 21, 2005 06:28 PM

I'm going to answer those I can and look up the rest:
1) Dunno.
2) Tiberius
3) Dunno
4) The Jupiter II
5) Dunno
6) Marion Something
7) Dunno
8) 100 proof (?)
9) I want to say Bluto (John Belushi) but I don't think that's right
10) The Hughes flying boat. Made of wood and with eight engines, it only flew once. It was intended to be the prototype of a large cargo plane for the military.

Posted by: RadarRider on April 21, 2005 06:29 PM

Just had the name "Thaddeus" pop into my head for James T. Kirk...

And, it WAS Belushi who said "To-GA, etc".
"Don't think that's right..."
Jeez Louise.

Am I the only one who thinks, no... KNOWS that Animal House is a classic that oughta be viewed at least once a year, like "A Christmas Story" or what?

See, this is the kinda crap that kills my faith in humanity.

Posted by: Stevie on April 21, 2005 06:37 PM

Most of the ones I know have already been answered, but I believe I know #5. The only time I remember hearing about the Gorch Brothers was on an episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Lyle and erm...the other one.

Posted by: Stereotype on April 21, 2005 06:48 PM

Hmmm. Some toughies here!

1. No fuckin' clue.
2. Tiberius.
3. Jean Valjean, from Les Miserables.
4. The Flying Piece o' Shit.
5. No fuckin' clue.
6. Marion Michael Morrison.
7. A character on the 1960's TV series The Man From U.N.C.L.E., played by Robert Vaughn. U.N.C.L.E. stood for the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement.
8. 100 proof. Yummy!
9. John Belushi, in the movie Animal House.
10. Howard Hughes's huge wooden airplane.

Posted by: Elisson on April 21, 2005 07:21 PM

1. Doc Galen Adams
2. Tiberius
3. Alex's number in A Clockwork Orange
4. Jupiter 2
5. From the Wild Bunch OR Tactor and Lyle from Buffy?
6. Marion Michael Morrison
7. Man From UNCLE but I like the SKA band of the same name.
8. 100
9. John Belushi or every frat guy since the movie came out.....
10. Flying boat built by Hughes.

i only had to look one up and that was the Lost in Space one. 8 )

Posted by: Symph on April 21, 2005 07:35 PM

1. Galen 'Doc' Adams
2. James Tiberius Kirk
3. Alex, in the movie Clockwork Orange
4. Jupiter 2
5. Brothers, in the movie The Wild Bunch
6. Marion Michael Morrison
7. Played by Robert Vaughn, head agent in The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
8. 50% by volume = 100 proof
9. John Belushi in the classic movie Animal House
10. Hughes Flying Boat, made primarily of birch, not spruce

Posted by: Hoss on April 21, 2005 07:55 PM

Thank you, Hoss (coincidentally my favorite Cartwright).
I feel ever s'much better now.

Posted by: Stevie on April 21, 2005 08:40 PM

How many sausages in a standard size ca of Vienna sausages?
How do you get the first one out?
Do you go for the middle one or one on the sides?
Whats your favorite flavor?
Mine is smoked.

Posted by: Ed on April 21, 2005 08:59 PM

Lyle and Tector were the Gorch Brothers from the Wild Bunch.

I go for the vienna sausage in the middle of the can.

The Spruce Goose was the airplane that Howard Hughes designed and flew only once. It was a piece of shit.

Little Alex in "A Clockwork Orange" was Prisoner #655321.

I'll provide the rest of the answers later. But I think Hoss already beat me to it.

Posted by: Acidman on April 21, 2005 10:01 PM

Denny Crane...

Posted by: Bane on April 21, 2005 10:25 PM

United Nations Command for Law Enforcement, IIRC(AICBW)

What criminal organization was their nemesis?

Posted by: McGehee on April 21, 2005 10:28 PM

T.H.R.U.S.H. was the group...

Here is one for you. What is the Star Trek connection(s) to the current show Seventh Heaven?

Posted by: Rick T on April 21, 2005 10:42 PM

T.H.R.U.S.H. was the enemy of U.N.C.L.E.

1. Galen
2. Tiberius
3. Alex from A Clockwork orange
4. Jupiter2
5. the two brothers in The Wild Bunch, AND an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, although on the the brothers didn't survive the initial episode, his brother made it into two others.
6. Marion Morrison
7. crack agent for U.N.C.L.E., partnered with an agent from Russia named Ilia Kuryaken
8.100 proof
9 John Belushi
10. largest airplane ever built out of wood .
built by Howard Hughs, and only flown once.

Posted by: delftsman3 on April 21, 2005 10:51 PM

Rob - That was fun! Here we go ...

1. Galen
2. Tiberius
3. Alex DeLarge from "A Clockwork Orange"
4. Jupiter2
5. The two brothers in The Wild Bunch, AND an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
6. Marion Morrison
7. Agent for U.N.C.L.E., partnered with an agent from Russia named Ilia Kuryaken
8.100 proof
9 John Belushi
10. largest airplane ever built out of wood .
built by Howard Hughs, and only flown once.
All the best, Terry

Posted by: Terry Reynolds on April 21, 2005 11:05 PM

Stephen Collins (was in the first Star Trek movie).

There's also a Star Trek connection to Sylvester Stallone, but I'll bet there aren't many who know it. It too relates to that first ST movie.

Posted by: McGehee on April 22, 2005 08:27 AM

Skipping past all the responses...

1) No friggin' clue
2) Tiberius
3) Alex (A Clockwork Orange)
4) No friggin' clue
5) No friggin' clue
6) Marion Michael Morrison
7) Half the Man from UNCLE team, (Robert Vaughn)
8) 100 prrof
9) John Blutarsky (John Belushi)
10) A huge plane built by Howard Hughes

Posted by: charles austin on April 22, 2005 01:56 PM

Didn't the N in U.N.C.L.E. stand for Network?

Posted by: MM on April 22, 2005 06:34 PM

no the N was Nations....remember when this show was on..there were still some folks who held out hope the UN would actually realize their potential.

As for the Vienna Sausages...I use a tooth pick to get the first one outta the can, usually the one center most. The rest are up for grabs.

On the Star Trek trivia.....what famous comedian played a major part in the show making it to TV?

Posted by: Guy S. on April 22, 2005 06:44 PM

The "N" did stand for "Network". By the way, the actor who played Ilya Kuryakin is the same who now plays the older forensic doctor in NCIS. (I can't remember his name)

Posted by: Hangtown Bob on April 22, 2005 09:43 PM

Well, you got half of the connection between ST and Seventh Heaven....

Here's a clue: "Computer!"

Lucille Ball owned Desilu Studios, where the show was shot.

Posted by: Rick T on April 22, 2005 09:44 PM

David McCallum Played Ilya Kuryakin on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. I never missed an episode. Loved the puns.

Yeah, the N was for Network.

I"m ashamed to say that I couldn't remember Leo G Carrol's name. Had to look it up. One of those cases where I could see the face but coudn't recall the name. He was the bossman.

Posted by: StinKerr on April 23, 2005 04:41 AM

The computer voice throughout the Star Trek franchise -- as far as I know -- was always Majel Barrett Roddenberry, even before she added the Roddenberry. What's her connection to "Seventh Heaven"?

BTW, the ST link to Stallone can be found by comparing cast lists here and here.

Posted by: McGehee on April 23, 2005 09:40 PM

The 'computer' in question wasn't Majel Barrett, but a Mac classic...

Catherine Hicks is the Mom on 7H and was the oceanographer on ST 4 (Quest for Whales). As the primary guest female of course she was Kirk's love interest for the film. She dumped HIM at the end to go off to sea....

Posted by: Rick T on April 24, 2005 12:45 PM

Y'all know U.N.C.C.L.E. and T.H.R.U.S.H. But if you'd read the paperbacks in addition to watching the show, you'd know that Mr. Waverly explained the acronym that was the Network's greatest foe. What was it?

(Hint: the R stands for "Removal")

Posted by: Larry on April 26, 2005 08:39 AM
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