Trivia Recap March 19, 2015 – Corner Brewery

 

“Teri Hatcher? No. Debra Messing? No. Julia Louis-Dreyfus? No. Courtney Cox? No. What about that deaf woman? (brief silence) Yes, that’s it!”
This is a sampling of a conversation between Brad, aka “Mr. Seinfeld” and Heather Wednesday night playing Sporcle Live Trivia with Kuma at Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery. If not for the context of trivia and brainstorming on a final question, the two would have merely sounded like crazy persons. Which is not far off the mark!
Despite our rather smelly performance, especially in game one, we are hanging onto third “venue” place, tied with Don’t Forget to Strip Your Bartender, and behind Ennui and Cool People and Jeff. Oh well. We knew this place would a challenge going into this trivia season. If we wanted an easy ride, we wouldn’t be playing here! On to the questions…
Game One
1. Debut Albums: Greetings from Asbury Park NJ is the 1973 debut studio album from which rock musician?
And another “Heather’s Mom” question! “My mom owns this one on vinyl.”
2. Parks: Name two of the three states that contain part of Cumberland Gap National Park. Bonus: Name all three.
As the great bard Meatloaf would say, “Two out of three ain’t bad.” No bonus point for us 😦
3. Symbols: What symbol with many different names and uses in English has also been called an octothorp, a name coined by telephone engineers in the 1960s? Nice work, John L.!
4. NFL Draft: The first two overall picks in the 2000 NFL draft, Courtney Brown and Lavar Arrington, both played for which Big Ten university? Nope. Dropped our 1.
5. TV War vets – The character James ‘Jimmy’ Darmody on “Boardwalk Empire” is a veteran of which war? For bonus point, what is the actor’s name? Got it, but not the bonus, nice work Dave! A Toledo bar had this question instead for #5:
Announcers: Who serves as the announcer and sidekick on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon?
6. Cocktails – A Harvey Wallbanger is comprised mostly of what type of alcohol by volume? Ouch, we picked the wrong one…dropped our 6. A Toledo bar had this question instead for #6:
World History: In what century did the pandemic known as the Black Death kill a large percentage of the European population? We would have fared better on that question.
7. 80s Movies: Audio clip of a man and woman speaking. Had to name them both. The actress won the Best Actress Oscar for this role (that info wasn’t given but I can’t describe the clip well).
8. Measurements: Approximately how many liters are in one gallon: 2.5, 3.75, 4.25, or 5? Nope. Dropped our 7. Just didn’t think this through.
9. Lead Singers: Grace Slick served as the lead singer for which band on their 1967 hit songs “White Rabbit” and “Someone to Love?”
10. Cleaning Products: Which Procter & Gamble brand name product has been branded as “the quicker-picker upper?”
Mystery Round: Before and After
1. E.B. White literary title character/the third film in the Meet the Parents trilogy
2. Former MLB player who now serves as the head of the MLB players’ union/the actor who played Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind
3. The birth name of Superman/the sixth most populous city in Texas
4. The fourth largest continent by total area/the actress who played the title character in the TV series Ugly Betty
Missed #2.
Heading into the final:
Fifteen teams with scores ranging from 33 to 64, With Cool People and Jeff leading the herd. We were tied for 10th place playing under the pseudonym “We’re getting housed here, guys. I say we bring in Blotter.” It’s from the 1994 movie “PCU.” If you haven’t seen it, go see it. It’s like “Animal House” for the grunge generation. And Jeremy Piven is in it. He just oozes funny…
Final Category: TV Girlfriends
After the whole Jayma Mays debacle from a couple of weeks earlier, we were a bit gun-shy on this category, so we wagered zero. However, had we known it was going to be about Seinfeld, we would have wagered quite differently. C’est la vie.
Final Question: Throughout the TV series Seinfeld, Jerry had quite a few girlfriends and/or women he dated. Sixty-six to be exact. However, only one of the women that played Jerry’s love interest has won an acting Academy Award, doing so in the 1980s. Name this actress. And refer back to the dialogue at the beginning of this post. Of course we knew it when we wagered nothing!
Final Standings: 3. Put My Top Seed In Your Mom’s Bracket, 81; 2. Your Resume Sucks, 83 and 1. Cool People and Jeff, 84.
Game Two
1. Team Nicknames: What is the team nickname of New England’s MLS franchise? And this was all Heather…
2. Film Rivalries: In the 2004 film Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, what is the name of the small gym owned by the character played by Vince Vaughn that has a rivalry with the much larger Globo Gym? Damn what a funny movie…
3. Vice Presidents: Before serving as vice president, Dan Quayle represented what state in Congress? Nice work new ‘Pod Kate! Whom we will dub “Princess Kate” from now on!
4. Marriages: Name any year in which Tom Arnold and Roseanne Barr were married.
5. Dinosaurs: What type of dinosaur known for its bony scales has a name meaning “roof lizard?”
6. Alter Egos: What is the alter ego of the Marvel Comics character the Human Torch? Nerds Brad and Mike took this one away…
7. 2000s Songs: In the lyrics for which 2005 song does Gwen Stefani spell the word “bananas” several times?
Nice work, Dave!
8. Pets: In what decade did a San Francisco based company first widely market the Chia Pet? Bonus: What type of animal was the first Chia Pet planter?
Got the bonus, missed the question.
9. Directors: As of 2014, who has directed the two highest grossing films of all time at the worldwide box office?
10. Africa: The west African British colony Gold Coast became which independent nation in 1957: Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, or Senegal? Nope…
Visual: Got them all. http://www.sporcle.com/live/visual/18shirt
Heading into the final:
Our re-cap writer was coming back from the bar with drinks and didn’t catch how many total teams were playing. Don’t Forget to Strip Your Bartender (we think, they were playing under a pseudonym) led the pack in game two with 63 points. We were in fourth with 58.
Final Category: Sports & Politics
Final Question: The Washington Redskins won two Super Bowls while Ronald Reagan was in office. Name any one of the other four U.S. Presidents who were in office when a team with “Washington” in its name won a championship in the NBA, NHL, NFL, or MLB.
Nope, didn’t get this one. Didn’t write down all of the game winners, there was an unknown team taking first after a tiebreaker with Ennui, Unsure which team was in third.
Only 12 games to go! We do like the longer trivia seasons. The shorter “cash rewards” seasons were never, ever favorable to us. Amen to the “long game!” Go Pods!
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