Traveled to Fraser’s Pub for Sporcle Live with Liz Wednesday for a change of scenery and a chance to mix it up with different teams. In this case, some members of Ennui were in attendance, playing pseudonymously (is that a word?) as well as a few of us ‘Pods though ironically, none of our Ann Arbor Pods were able to attend. Kind of a rough night score-wise with us only snagging 111 league points,though the night was not without its brief shining moments, including:
1. Being the quickfire winner, thanks to the “presidents” topic, which is very friendly to our team. We knew all seven presidents with double letters in their last names. Yay quickfires!
2. Nailing a tough audio clue that included this movie quote: “And *then* what are you prepared to do? If you open the can on these worms you must be prepared to go all the way. Because they’re not gonna give up the fight, until one of you is dead.” Thanks to our man John L. for having watched this movie enough times to get it right. It was apparent that a lot of teams had trouble with this one.
3. This one is really, really random but worth mentioning. When Liz started the show, she didn’t realize how loud the amplifier was set, so for about 1.5 seconds, we were blasted with a smidgen from the Prince song “Little Red Corvette.” Though she immediately corrected the problem, Heb got really excited and said “I want to hear more of “Little Red Corvette” Someone looked at her and said, “How did you know it was that song?” She just said “This was part of my soundtrack from 1984.” Yup, it was a real rite of passage for tween girls to graduate from Michael Jackson to Prince. Was Heb the only one to have experienced this pop culture phenomenon? 🙂Speak up, gals of the ’80s (I’m looking at you, Kim Scully).
That pretty much sums up the brighter points of the game. Let’s see, we blew a 9 point question about sports – we were sadly missing our second sports guy Dave K., who may have been able to help Brad with this question: “Nolan Ryan threw two no-hitters during the ’73 season while playing for which team?” Brad nailed down his choices to two and we even re-racked to no avail Boo!
And then we blew both final questions, but tried having a sense of humor about it. For one, we had to name two SNL cast members with last names starting with D. We started writing down all of the cast members we could think of but used the letter “D” in their names – Dana Darvey, John Delushi, Andy Damberg, Jane Durtin… Fail.
For the other final we had identify a state based on the following criteria:
1. Thirteenth largest state by area
2. Thirty-fourth most populous
3. Highest peak: King’s Peak, 13,500 feet
4. Major cities include St. George, Layton, and Taylorsville.
5. Also something about Forbes calling it the best state in which to live, after learning the answer, we disagreed. Hint: “Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb.” Also Mormons and South Park.
Kudos to Liz for putting on a good show as always (and we might add that her boots were mahvelous!), and special thanks to Kevin S. for getting some of his teammates and other friends out there. Now for the photo tie-in, there’s no place like home! We love our regular venue the Corner Brewery. One of the bartenders, Nicole, accused us of “cheating” on her by playing elsewhere. Too cute… Our next scheduled stop will (possibly) be the World of Beer in Ann Arbor on Sunday so we can give Kuma some trivial love. Go Pods!