Trivia Recap March 26, 2015 – Corner Brewery


We encountered some rough seas on trivia night Wednesday at Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery via Sporcle Live Trivia with Kuma. It was just not our night. Our dismal performance knocked us down to fifth “venue” place behind Don’t Forget to Strip Your Bartender, Your Resume Sucks, Ennui and Cool People and Jeff. Special shout out to My Wife Thinks I’m at the Gym for finishing in first place overall for the night with 163 points. We were especially walloped by the game one mystery round, and by losing big points on a couple of regular round questions in game two. We will blame the talking babies and Rob Reiner, lol…
Game one
1. Children’s books – What title character with a rhyming name was in a book written by Peggy Parish? Yay ‘Pod trainee Kate for allowing us to wager confidently here…
2. Song titles – The Animals in 1965, Talk Talk in 1984, and Bon Jovi in 2000 all had hits with this three-word song title? Heather and Brad teamed up with success here.
3. Film franchises – What film franchise stars actors Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams?
4. World capitals – South Africa has three capitals, one for each branch of government. Name one of those. For nerd bonus, name two. Got one, but not the bonus.
5. Credit cards- What Capital One credit card featuring actor Samuel L. Jackson in its advertisements is named for a Marvel comics character? Nice work John.
6. Marine life – What common two-word name is given to more than 54 species in the genus Hippocampus?
7. Game shows – How man consecutive games did Ken Jennings win in his record-setting winning streak in 2004? Had to be within a certain number, don’t recall what that number was. Our first miss of the night for 1.
8. Instruments – What is the name for a device used for shortening strings on a stringed instrument which means “head of the neck” in Italian? Briefly stumped us, but got it.
9. MLB records – What MLB Hall of Famer holds the record for the most home runs scored for a switch hitter? Miss for 2.
Landmarks – Before building his namesake tower, Gustave Eiffel also worked on inteior plans for what U.S. monument?
Mystery – What number am I? Sum total of answers must equal the number of whole years since the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. A show of hands – are there any trivia teams out there who enjoy this theme for a mystery round? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
1. Title of 2012 stand-alone sequel to “Knocked Up” starring Paul Rudd.
2. Age of Buddy Holly when he died in 1959.
3. Total number of states that border both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.
4. Number of letters in the English alphabet.
Missed 1, 2, 3. Our worst mystery round performance in months. Host Kuma said that only two teams in the bar got these all correct. To Brad’s credit, he was within just a few years of knowing what year the Cubs won the World Series, and we were only one off on the oceans/gulf question. These mystery rounds suck. Save them for tournaments!
Heading into the final:
Thirteen teams with scores ranging from 25 to 65, with Cool People and Jeff leading the pack. We were tied for fifth with 57 points.
Final category: Monarchs (not the butterfly variety)
“What Asian country has the longest serving monarch, exceeding the reign of Queen Elizabeth II by more than five years, having begun their reign on June 9, 1946?”
Wagered 20 and missed. We picked the Sultan of Swing. Just kidding…though we did pick a sultan.
Game winners – Don’t Forget to Strip Your Bartender, 75, Long X-Files themed name, 77, My Wife Thinks I’m at the Gym, 80.
Game two
1. Voice roles – Actor Scott Weinger provided the voice for what Disney title role? For nerd bonus, what was the name of Weinger’s character on “Full House?” Missed the bonus, got the other point, but with no confidence for 1 point.
2. U.S. states – Name both of the U.S. states that border both New York and New Hampshire.
3. Video games – The BFG 9000 is the largest, most powerful weapon available in what first-person shooter video game?
4. Cover songs – Audio clue of a recent artist that our on-the-old-side team didn’t recognize singing a famous song by an artist whose name we knew. Got the bonus, not the main points, dropped our 3.
5. Elements – What is the two-letter periodic table symbol for Tin?
6. Stanley Cup championships – What NHL team won two consecutive Stanley Cup championships in 1991 and 1992? Miss for 4.
7. Animated characters – What is the first and last name of Tommy Pickles’ best friend on “Rugrats?” Apparently writing “the red-headed kid with glasses” wasn’t enough to get us points…Of all the animated shows to be asked about, we get asked about this one. The only thing redeeming about that show was that Mark Mothersbaugh of “Devo” did the musical score. Certainly not enough to make us want to watch an animated series about talking f—ing babies. “Animaniacs” on the other hand? Now that was an animated series…Miss for 5.
8. Movie plots – What city did the title characters of “When Harry Met Sally” meet in college before driving to New York? Miss for 6. Might be old age, but we only tend to remember the “I’ll have what she’s having” scene after all of these years.
9. Toys – Grumpy, Good Luck Birthday and Love a Lot were all versions of what toy, created in 1981?
10. Executions – William Kemmler became the first person executed by what means in August, 1890?
Visual mystery round – Got them all.
Heading into the final – Twelve teams with scores ranging from 42 to 64, with My Wife Thinks I’m at the Gym leading the pack with 64 points. We were way behind the pack in 10th place, with 46 points.
Final category: Women’s History
Put the following women’s “firsts” in order of when they happened, starting with the least recent and ending with the most recent one to occur.
1. First woman to serve in the U.S. Senate
2. First woman to graduate from law school
3. First woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court
4. First woman to ride in space
Got it, but we were in way too deep of a hole to crawl out to claim any prizes.
Game winners: Your Resume Sucks, 74, Ennui, 82, My Wife Thinks I’m at the Gym, 83. We’ll get back on the trivia horse next Monday for trivia battle atMAIZ Mexican Cantina. Until then, Go Pods!

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