Mystery Theme (TM #2 I guess?) by MercureT

Champion(s):

NathanL
All my thoughts have been replaced with Hamilton quotes.


Runner(s)-Up:

ZellwegerS


Quiz Description

This mystery theme came to me while reading a 'this week in history' list. The item that inspired the quiz corresponds to Question #1 and dates to June 3, 1969. As an additional hint, maybe, the item represented by Question #11 dates to October 22, 1976.

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Questions:

What brand of vodka can be seen here?

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Skyy (Empty Sky)

What king of England reigned from 1199 until his death in 1216? Notably, he is the first and only king of England with this name.

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John (Elton John)

"P. Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)" and "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)" were the first two singles off of what album, Parliament's first to be certified gold?

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Mothership Connection (Tumbleweed Connection)

This was the original name of a company now known as Academi.

The company was founded in 1997 and (pretty famously, I think) changed its name in 2009, though not to Academi. Apparently that change occurred in 2011; I had no idea until just now.

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Blackwater (Madman Across the Water)

Complete these Trace Adkins lyrics (answer is multiple words, and also the song title):

It's so hard not to stare
At that _____________
Keepin' perfect rhythm
Make ya wanna swing along
Got it goin' on
Like Donkey Kong

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Honky Tonk Badonkadonk (Honky Chateau)

This cast photo was lifted from the Wikipedia page for what sitcom? (1997-2003)

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Just Shoot Me! (Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player)

What is the title of the Ben Folds Five song described as such by Mr. Folds:

"But the song is about when I was in high school, me and my girlfriend had to get an abortion, and it was a very sad thing. And, I didn't really want to write this song from any kind of political standpoint, or make a statement. I just wanted to reflect what it feels like."

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Brick (Goodbye Yellow Brick Road)

What Minnesota-based coffee company recently (2013) shuttered more than eighty of its locations, as well as converting many others especially on the east coast to Peet's? My understanding is that the chain still operates some stores under the original brand in the midwest.

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Caribou Coffee (Caribou)

This is the only NFL team which doesn't actually have a logo on their helmets.

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Cleveland Browns (Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy)

This guy is the voice of Fry, Zoidberg, and Prof. Farnsworth on Futurama.

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Billy West (Rock of the Westies)

What is the name of the US Navy's flying aerobatic squadron? (It's also apparently the name of a syndicated tv show based on the squadron that aired for about a year in 1960-61)

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Blue Angels (Blue Moves)

The answers to the previous questions all allude to the first eleven entries in what set? See the introduction for a bit more context, but it should be noted that this isn't even close to the whole set. It's just barely a third of it!

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Elton John (studio) albums