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“Ca$h Cab” 3/8/12

DR: Riegan & Dawn (40/40 Club)(BtG: 35)

R1:
#1: What talk show host went on the “Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour” in ’10?
SSO
“CONAN”
#2: What rink-resurfacing machine was taken for a test ride by CAR AND DRIVER in ’09?
ZAMBONI
#3: What HOLLYWOOD trade paper claimed to have coined the terms “sitcom” & “sex appeal”?
VARIETY
#4: Incredibly, what MARVEL superhero was supposed to have gray skin until printing complications resulting in his iconic green complexion?
THE HULK

R2:
#1: The second-highest mountain on Earth, what so-called “killing peak” is considered by climbers to be much more dangerous than Mt. Everest (& was also the name of Kelly Kelly’s finishing move)?
Kilimanjaro (A: K2)
#2: Often served w/ fried onions, what staple of British pub grub is comprised of sausages & mashed potatoes?
Bangers & mash
#3: What bold Viking explorer was credited as the first European to step foot in North America?
Erikson
#4: Erected by The New York Times in 2011, what term refers to an online barrier that keeps content away from non-subscribers?
Firewall (aka Paywall)

R3:
#1: What clunky, crank-operated Civil War weapon was widely considered to be the precursor to the modern machine gun?
OTHER S-O: Will
Gatling Gun
#2: The owner of Sheraton & Westin, what major hotel co. put another win in its column by launching the W brand in ’98?
Starwood
FQ: Acc. to legend, what synonym for an old, rundown car was derived from the auto scrapyards of Xalapa, Mexico?
FA: Jalopy ($2200)

G2: Jack & Carol (Brother Jimmy’s on 31st & 8th)(BtG: 34)
BLEW $750 AT THE VERY END

G3: Purple, Andrew, Blake & Tracy Jane (14th)(BtG: 39)

$1700 VB: Famously featured in the soundtrack to “The Godfather”, what’s the name of this plucky musical instrument?
FA: Mandolin

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