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“Ca$h Cab” 6/9/09

G1: Jordana, Steve & Andrea (23rd & Madison)(BtG: 30)

R1:
#1: Due to an identically-named BBQ sauce, what Internet pioneer avoided trademark issues by tacking on an exclamation point?
ACME
#2: Completed by Los Alamos scientists in 2008, the world’s fastest computer was named for what speedy southwestern bird?
Roadrunner
#3: Gloria Macpagal-Arroyo was the embattled president of what Asian nation?
The Philippines
#4: Due to its vocal protestors, what OR metropolis was nicknamed “Little Beirut” by the first Bush administration?
Portland

R2:
#1: In 2007 liberal pundits criticized the media’s use of what word to refer to the increase of troops in Iraq?
Surge
#2: What measurement of power’s equal to 1K megawatts?
Gigawatts
#3: What’s the term for the grammatical arrangement of words into sentences?
Syntax
FQ: Nicknamed “The king of romance”, what crooner borrowed his unusual stage name from the German composer of “Hansel and Gretel”?
MSO: Jordana’s mom
FA: Liberace (A: Engelbert Humperdinck)

G2: Evy (3rd between 29th & 30th)(BtG: 32)
LOST $250

G3: Nobody but a pair of Adams (80th & Broadway)(BtG: 34)

R2:
#1: In 2008 what river was INTENTIONALLY FLOODED to improve conditions for fish & wildlife in the Grand Canyon?
Colorado
#2: Trademarked by priceline.com, what special type of reverse auction is abbreviated NYOP?
“Name your own price”
#3: In 1970 what volatile V-P criticized war protestors as “nattering nabobs of negativism”?
Agnew
RLC: As determined by the FDA, name four of the five ingredients that are responsible for the most childhood food allergies.
Peanuts, eggs, milkX (Unsaid: Soy & wheat)
#4: Comparable to an English duke, what title was held by the Chief Magistrate of Venice for almost 1K yrs.?
The Doge

Sole $200 Q: Hooking hipsters since ’01, what popular arcade game invites you to take aim at various antlered animals?
SSO
“Big Buck Hunter”

VB: This is El Castillo, an iconic temple of the Mesoamerican Maya civilization. Perched on the Yucatan Peninsula, this pre-Columbian pyramid dominates what famed archaeological site?
FA: Chichen Itza ($1600)

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