Pardon the Interruption by FlaxmanR

Champion(s):

ChernicoffS
God help America.


Runner(s)-Up:

Pelc
I am serious, and don't call me Shirley


Quiz Description

Five days without LearnedLeague doesn't quite make one week, but if it's making one weak, here's a quiz about interruptions and other breaks of sorts.

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Questions:

In the summer of 2017, multiple Shakespeare in the Park productions by New York’s Public Theater were interrupted by right-wing protesters who took offense at the depiction of the play’s title character as a figure resembling the current U.S. president. Which play – in which the title character only has 151 lines – subsequently saw the loss of major sponsors including Delta Airlines?

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JULIUS CAESAR

The first college basketball regular season game to be broadcast nationally in prime time was the January 20, 1968 “Game of the Century” in which UCLA’s 47-game winning streak was ended by what opposing school, led by that year’s top NBA draft pick Elvin Hayes?

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University of HOUSTON (Cougars)

The father and son who served as Lord Protectors of England and the Commonwealth from 1653 to 1659, during the interregnum between the reigns of Charles I and Charles II, had what last name?

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CROMWELL

In the film Wayne’s World, Wayne attempts to test out a 1964 Fender Stratocaster guitar but is interrupted by the clerk after the first few notes of what song, a classic rock radio staple? (The joke, that the song is forbidden to be played in the store, presumably due to its overplayed status, does not work quite as well in non-theatrical versions of the film due to the band’s well-known refusal to license the song, resulting in Wayne playing a few random notes instead.)

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STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

Although the 1974 Academy Awards – specifically, those held in April 1974 for the year in film 1973 – featured notable events including the youngest competitive Oscar winner ever (Tatum O’Neal) and the only appearance of Katharine Hepburn at an Oscars, the ceremony is often remembered for a streaking incident. Which actor, a past Best Actor winner for the film Separate Tables, was beginning to introduce the Best Picture presentation at the time of the incident? Famously, he quipped in response, “Isn’t it fascinating to think that probably the only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping off and showing his shortcomings?”

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David NIVEN

Although hardly on the level of Preston Brooks taking a cane to Charles Sumner, this man’s outburst in the House of Representatives on September 9, 2009 drew national attention for its lack of decorum. What man, who continues to be (like Brooks was) a House member from South Carolina, is most famous for shouting “You lie!” in the middle of a Barack Obama speech on health care?

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Joe WILSON

A 1993 memoir about the author’s eighteen-month stay at McLean Hospital in the late 1960s, what Susanna Kaysen book (which takes its title from a Vermeer painting) is likely better known for its 1999 film adaptation which won an Oscar for Angelina Jolie?

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GIRL, INTERRUPTED

Potassium sorbate (known as E202 in Europe) is primarily used as a preservative helping to extend the shelf life of food. It is also commonly used in the food and beverage industry to arrest, or prevent from restarting, what biochemical process studied by zymologists?

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FERMENTATION

Scholars have argued over whether an act of coitus interruptus led to this man’s death at the hands of God due to his wasteful spilling of seed, his failure to honor his obligation to his deceased brother in a levirate marriage, or perhaps both. In any case, what Biblical figure was slain after sinfully pulling out of his sister-in-law Tamar?

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ONAN

Although historians dismiss it and the man himself never laid claim to the office, the tombstone of what Missouri senator, namesake of a Kansas town that became a prominent railroad terminus, claims he was president of the United States for one day in 1849 after James K. Polk left office on March 3 but before Zachary Taylor was sworn in on March 5?

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David Rice ATCHISON

The roadshow version of this film included an intermission, virtually unheard of in modern American cinema. Its lone Oscar win was for Ennio Morricone’s score (he became the oldest person to win one, at age 87) but it was also nominated for Best Cinematography and for Jennifer Jason Leigh’s supporting performance. What 2015 film, originally intended as a sequel to Django Unchained, was almost not made after the script leaked online in early 2014, leading Quentin Tarantino to consider releasing it as a novel instead?

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THE HATEFUL EIGHT

The television show that gives this quiz its title, which has been on the air since 2001, stars which two sportswriters, both formerly of the Washington Post?

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Tony KORNHEISER and Michael WILBON