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“Ca$h Cab” 6/20/11

G1: David, Matt & George (3rd & 34th)(BtG: 41)
NEEDED TO CALL MATT’S MOM LORI ON Q #3

R2:
#1: Since 1999, Pittsburgh Pirates games have featured a race between mascots dressed as what Polish dumplings?
Pierogies
#2: Although he engineered The Iron Curtain, what Communist leader was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1948?
Stalin
#3: Leading to online chatter about its privacy settings, what social networking tool did Google launch in ’10?
Buzz
#4: Meaning “cavalier” in English, what Spanish word commonly labels the men’s room in Mexican restaurants?
Caballero

R3:
#1: Inspiring the name of a Robert DeNiro movie, what was the term used in Feudal Japan to describe samurais w/ NO master?
Ronin
#2: Also the pupa of a butterfly, what record label spread its wings in the ’80s w/ artists like Billy Idol & Pat Benatar?
Cocoon (A: Chrysalis)
#3: A staple of serious shutterbugs, what specific style of camera is abbrev. SLR?
Shutter-lapse relay (A: Single-lens reflex)
FQ: Launched in ’79, what purveyor of “PITFALL” & “GUITAR HERO” was the first independent developer of video games?
SSO
FA: ACTIVISION ($1K)

G2: Jen (96th & Broadway)(BtG: 39)
BUSTED OUT AT $250

DR: Nipone, Neal & Drew (Social Bar on 8th between 48th & 49th)(BtG: 40)

R1:
#1: Dubbed “a giant harp hung in the Western sky”, what CA landmark’s supported by two main cables made from 80K miles of wire?
Golden Gate Bridge
#2: Requiring true poultry in motion, what’s the term for three consecutive strikes in a game of bowling?
Turkey
#3: Nicknamed “the teeth that saved the world”, what British PM’s dentures were sold for almost $24K at a 2010 auction?
Churchill
#4: What agricultural tool has been co-opted by Pat Buchanan as a tool of populist outrage?
Pitchfork

R2:
#1: Dubbed “The American Dionysus” by author Michael Pollan, what legendary pioneer’s fruit was used mainly to make hard cider?
Johnny Appleseed
#2: Not far from Copacabana, what ritzy Rio de Janeiro neighborhood was immortalized in an iconic Bossa Nova hit from the ’60s?
Brazil (A: Ipanema)
#3: In Jun. ’09, twitter postponed maintenance on its site due to its crucial role during what nation’s political unrest?
Iran
#4: Meaning “summit” in Latin, what term’s used to describe predators that sit at the top of the food chain?
SSO
King (A: Apex)

R3:
#1: Named for a famous physicist, what rare element’s abbrev. Es on the periodic table?
Einsteinium
FQ: While Brandeis University was named for Justice Brandeis, its mascot Ollie the Owl was named for what Supreme Court colleague?
OTHER S-O: Drew’s girlfriend Danielle
FA: Oliver Wendell Holmes ($1600)

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