Trivia Recap July 13, 2015 – ABC Brewpub

 

Sunday must be the new Wednesday. At least when it comes to Sporcle Live Sunday trivia nights at Arbor Brewing Company in lovely downtown Ann Arbor via Sporcle Trivia Nights With Charlie. A whopping 12 teams battled it out for gift cards – we managed to get one of four of them up for grabs – winning a second place in game two on a tiebreaker. Being without one of our nerdiest players hurt us a bit in game one, especially when we had “that” sports question. The one he’s actually dreamed about being able to answer in a game. Yes, he is that nerdy! We still managed to finish in second place overall for the night, despite the hot competition with teams like the Corn Fritters, One is the Loneliest Number and What the Shibboleth all in contention.
Speaking of questions,..
1. Movie Roles – What actor plays Will Turner in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series?
2. MLB Teams – Before moving in 1970, the Milwaukee Brewers played one season under a different name in what city? For nerd bonus, what name did they use? This is one of Brad’s knowledge specialties. Too bad he wasn’t there to answer! Miss for 1. We put “Chicago Beer Runners” as a joke answer.
3. Candy- What brand of sugar-coated candy includes the varieties Xploders and Xtreme Chillers? Miss for 2.
4. Islands – Martha’s Vineyard is an island belonging to which U.S. state?
5. Comedians – Audio clue of a comedian who hilariously played Rick James, bitch.
6. Medicine – The myelin sheath is associated with what system of the human body? A fine night to have a real live MD in attendance, thanks other Mike!
7. TV characters – What is the first name of Lena Dunham’s character on the HBO series “Girls?” FB clue.
8. CEOs – From 1998 to 2008, Meg Whitman was the CEO of what internet company? This is not one of our strong knowledge areas, miss for 3.
9. Playwrights – What playwright won the Pulitzer Prize for drama for “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof?”
10. Soundtracks – R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” was on the soundtrack for what 1996 film? Nope, miss for 4. Wait what…isn’t he the same guy who supposedly peed on his girlfriend? Great topic to bring up when watching that movie with the youngsters 😉
Mystery: Crosswords
1. Seven letters – football penalty or a legally owned property.
2. Five letters – set of sacred books, or a general standard.
3. Ten letters – Booker T., Martha, or George.
4. Six letters – Price or fee, or to formally accuse.
Missed #2, we put “bible” instead.
Heading into the final: Twelve teams with scores ranging from 39 64, with What the Shibboleth leading the pack. We were in fourth with 55 points.
Final category: Same Title
What title is shared by a film released in the 1990s that won the Academy Award for Best Picture and an album released in 1970 by the Grateful Dead?
Heather immediately began writing down every single best picture from that decade. We got it, but so did all of the teams ahead of us. One is the Loneliest Number and What the Shibboleth took the top two prizes. Oh well, game one was just our “warm-up” game, right?
Game Two
1. Animals – What is the term for an animal that eats plants and other animals?
2. Cartoons – Amy Wong and Kif Kroker are secondary characters on what animated series?
3. Jewelry – The “Open Hearts” collection by Kay Jewelers was designed by what British actress who was also a Bond girl?
4. Web sites – What web site has used the slogan “Broadcast Yourself?”
5. Quarterbacks – In 2010, who became the oldest quarterback to play in a play-off game from start to end? Thankfully this was easy enough for us to get right without our normal “sports” person.
6. Soup – What smooth, creamy, highly-seasoned soup is made of the broth of lobster, shrimp and crayfish?
7. ’90s Movies – What actor played the manager of the California Angels in “Angels in the Outfield?” Not a clue. Our first miss of the round for 1.
8. World Geography – Name two of the three countries that border Luxembourg. For nerd bonus, name all three. Missed the nerd bonus, though the right country was discussed.
9. Competitions – What is the upper age limit for an eligible competitor in the National Spelling Bee? Missed it by one year, a miss for 3.
10. Historical Women – Who was the first “second lady” of the United States?
Visual mystery: We did not write down the URL for this. It was pictures of a whole bunch of current NHL players who won the spelling bee or something. We got one of them right.
Heading into the final: Twelve teams with scores ranging from 37 to 60, with Let’s Get Quizzical taking the top spot. We were tied three ways in fifth along with the Corn Fritters and One is the Loneliest Number.
Final category: TV Episodes
What band, artist, or group was the subject of the first episode of the VH1 series Behind the Music, which aired in 1997?
So One is the Loneliest Number took first in this game. Second place had to be settled with a tiebreaker with the Corn Fritters, unfortunately it was not by arm wrestling with Mike, which was Archie’s request. And it was not ro-cham-beau, which was Heather’s request. We had to answer “In what year was Roger Moore born?”
We put 1924, the Corn Fritters put 1939. Our answer was closest to 1927. Until next time, Go Pods!
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