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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 4/5/21

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Question: What Bloom County character dreamed of having an interspecies relationship with Diane Sawyer?


Last Question: What National League team posted the best overall record in baseball in 1981, but missed the playoffs thanks to the strike-spawned “split season”?

Answer: The Cincinnati Reds

The Reds finished the first half of the season in second place with a record of 35-21, just one-half game behind the eventual World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers, and one-and-a-half games behind the Houston Astros in the second half, in which the Reds were 31-21, good for second place, again.

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 4/2/21

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Question: What National League team posted the best overall record in baseball in 1981, but missed the playoffs thanks to the strike-spawned “split season”?


Last Question: What miniseries was largely set at Drogheda, a sheep station in the Aussie Outback?

Answer: The Thorn Birds
This miniseries aired 38 years ago this week (1983)

Return to the ’80s Trivia – 2/8/21

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Question: Put these inventions in the order they hit the market from earliest to latest:

A) Camcorder
B) Microsoft Windows
C) Prozac


Last Question: Let’s do the math!
Joe Montana’s San Francisco jersey number
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Joe Montana’s Kansas City jersey number

Answer: 16 + 19 = 35

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 2/5/21

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Question: Let’s do the math!
Joe Montana’s San Francisco jersey number
+
Joe Montana’s Kansas City jersey number


Last Question: What popular line of watches was introduced in 1983, came with watch guards, and came in every imaginable color and design?

Answer: Swatch Watch

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 11/30/20

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Question: If you punch one open, what are you drinking?


Last Question: Which one of these stars from the 80s did NOT have an aerobic workout video?

A. Jane Fonda
B. Angela Lansbury
C. Arnold Schwarzenegger
D. Betty White

Answer: D. Betty White

Return to the ’80s Trivia – 11/4/20

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Question: What medical alarm company featured am ad with a senior citizen saying, “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!”?


Last Question: Put these Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! opponents in the order that you fight them on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES):

A. Soda Popinski
B. King Hippo
C. Glass Joe
D. Mike Tyson

Answer:
C. Glass Joe
B. King Hippo
A. Soda Popinski
D. Mike Tyson

Quote of the Day: Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Jesse Ventura commenting on Uncle Elmer kissing his wife: “They look like two carp in the Mississippi River going after the same piece of corn.”
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“Dusty Rhodes wouldn’t win a body building contest for best abs, MacMahon, he’d win for MOST abs.”

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“The pleasure was all yours”

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“Win if you can, lose is you must, but ALWAYS cheat!”

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Happy 68th birthday to Jesse “The Body” Ventura!!!