The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

February 3rd, 2015 by Cobwebs

  1. This song by Siouxsie and the Banshees juxtaposes images of racial disharmony with mundane transactions in a Chinese restaurant.
  2. “The Two Bottles of Relish” is a short story about an ingenious way to dispose of a corpse…provided you can stomach it. Who wrote this classic tale?
    A) Ambrose Bierce
    B) John William Polidori
    C) Théophile Gautier
    D) Lord Dunsany
    E) Edgar Allan Poe
  3. Who ate a census-taker’s liver with fava beans and a nice Chianti?
  4. A candlelit dinner of rancid, moldy food, the stench of which allowed ghosts to “almost taste” it, was the centerpiece of a party which Harry Potter attended for whom?
    A) The Bloody Baron
    B) Nearly Headless Nick
    C) Moaning Myrtle
    D) Professor Binns
    E) The Grey Lady
  5. Persephone was doomed to spend half the year in the underworld because she ate the seeds of what fruit?
  6. This cheese-tastic 80s comedy/horror movie involves a man discovering a sweet, addictive substance bubbling out of the ground and marketing it as an ice cream substitute. Sadly, it’s actually a parasitic organism which eats its victims from the inside out.
    A) It’s Alive
    B) Bad Taste
    C) Love at First Bite
    D) Bio Zombie
    E) The Stuff
  7. In the movie Se7en, the victim representing the sin of Gluttony is force-fed what dish until his stomach explodes?
  8. Cannibal! The Musical! is a black comedy loosely based on the story of whom?
    A) Alferd Packer
    B) The Sawney Bean Clan
    C) Liver-Eating Johnson
    D) The Donner Party
    E) Boone Helm
  9. Stephen King (writing under his Richard Bachman pseudonym) penned this novel about a lawyer cursed by a Gypsy to lose weight no matter how much he eats.
  10. In the horror comedy Zombieland, the character “Tallahassee” (played by Woody Harrelson) is desperately seeking what junk food?
    A) Ho Hos
    B) Cheez-Its
    C) Twinkies
    D) Doritos
    E) Zingers

(Answers below the fold)

  1. Hong Kong Garden
  2. D) Lord Dunsany
  3. Hannibal Lecter
  4. B) Nearly Headless Nick
  5. Pomegranate
  6. E) The Stuff
  7. Spaghetti
  8. A) Alferd Packer
  9. Thinner
  10. C) Twinkies

Posted in Trivia | 7 Comments »

7 Responses

  1. Kathy White Says:

    Lowest score ever – 3. I blame the coffee.

  2. Dave Says:

    I got six…or 7, if you accept Spaghettios in place of spaghetti for #7…

  3. xJane Says:

    4 but please tell me the Sawney Bean Clan is a thing.

  4. Mim Says:


    Do you have Pot Noodles in the US? (Basically, just-add-water instant noodles that come in a plastic pot.) My brother loved those as a kid, until he saw The Stuff, then couldn’t eat them for years because the tub reminded him of that film!

  5. Pixel Pixie Says:

    Hadn’t hear of Two Jars before, so I’ll have to add that reading list.

  6. StoneMaven Says:

    I got 7. Missed the first two and spaghetti ’cause I missed Se7en.

  7. jeanne e. Says:

    5! pretty happy with that. :)

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