Contestant No. 1: Who are the attorneys?
Alex: Correct. Remember, the $100 questions are usually very easy.
Contestant No. 1: All's Fair for $200.
Alex: This is scheduled to happen for the first time on New Year's Day and promises to be more entertaining — and perhaps draw more blood — than the Gator, Fiesta and Rose bowls combined.
Contestant No. 1: What is a mixed martial arts cage match between Fair Board chair David Ellis and the tag-team duo of Orange County Market Place owner Jeff Teller and former Costa Mesa Mayor Sandy Genis?
Alex shakes his head.
Contestant No. 2: What is an Orange County Fair Board meeting designed to get the fairgrounds property into the hands of the states winning bidder — Facilities Management West — before Jerry Brown becomes governor or the courts rule otherwise?
Alex: A little wordy, but you got it and now have control of the board.
Contestant No. 2: Let's take Schooled for $100.
Alex: And the answer is: Before 2011 ends, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District and New Orleans will have this in common.
Contestant No. 2: What is Hurricane Katrina?
Alex: Yes. For Newport-Mesa, the hurricane refers to newly elected board member Katrina Foley, who promises to bring winds of change to the way the school district operates and create something of a ruckus along the way.
Contestant No. 2: Lets skip to What's in a Name for $100.
Alex: The best two nicknames ever given to local politicians, these were bestowed on Costa Mesa Planning Commissioners Steve Mensinger and Jim Fitzpatrick by local blogger Geoff West.
Contestant No. 2: What are Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, respectively?
Contestant No. 2: Hmm, how about Newport Traditions for $100?
Alex: These people have no sense of humor when you poke fun of something they love.
Contestant No. 2: Who are USC football fans?