Trivia Recap Oct. 2, 2014 – Corner Brewery

 Short-staffed but not short-changed on trivia night Wednesday at Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery viaSporcle Live Trivia with Kuma. Broke our prizeless streak of about three weeks (or four?) by winning one $10 gift card. We’ll take it!

You know the other trivia teams are preying on your potential weakness when they make a comment like “So you’re a little short-handed tonight?” Yes, we only had four players until nearly the end of game one, and we were worried how we would do without Brad N., whose absence usually hurts our team points wise. Must have been good luck bestowed upon us by his new Scottish deerhound puppy “Tambourine,” whom he was buying during Wednesday’s game. One of our newest ‘Pods Chris B. really stepped up to the plate, especially in game one. We’ll call him a “keeper.”

Game One
1. US States: Which US state borders both a Great Lake and an ocean?

2. Kids TV: “Hey You Guys!” were the opening words of which educational TV show that originally aired on PBS during the 1970s?

3. Tequila: John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of the Paul Mitchell line of hair products, is also a co-founder of what brand of tequila?
And our newbie Chris steps up with correct guess for low points.

4. Romantic Comedies: Audio clip of a 2002 film featuring Hugh Grant, Sandra Bullock, and Alicia Wit
Almost a disaster. Heb vaguely recognized the woman’s voice, Chris recognized the dude’s voice. Love those moments of teamwork! As Jack Black said so eloquently in one of his off-color songs with Tenacious D, “That’s f—ing teamwork.”

5. Government: Who succeeded Donald Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense in 2006?
Again, almost a disastrous. An almost completely uneducated guess turned out to be right.

6. Olympics: In which sport do participants use equipment such as rope, hoop, ball, or ribbon in competition?
Thanks again, Chris! Olympics is usually one of those “Brad” categories.

7. Show Business: In show business, what bovine-related two word alliterative term refers to an audition open to anyone and often has hopefuls grouped together in one common space? And Chris steps up again. MVP in game one

8. Video Game Characters: Sonic the Hedgehog’s best friend Miles Prower is best known by what nickname? FB hint.

9. Popular Songs: According to the lyrics, in which company does the boogie woogie bugle boy serve? Nerd bonus: What singing group recorded the 1941 hit? Got ’em both.

10. Geometry: What is the sum in degrees of the angles inside a square?
Guess this one was easy…

Mystery Round: Every answer contains the last name of a Super Bowl winning quarterback
1. The character played by AnnaSophia Robb on the CW prequel to Sex and the City
2. The film studio founded in 1923 by Albert, Harry, Sam, and Jack
3. The extra large roast beef sandwich available from Arby’s until the late 2000s
4. The Baseball Hall of Famer nicknamed The Hawk

And missing #4 thus ruined our “perfect game.”

Heading into the final:
Ten teams with scores ranging from 39 to 66, with Cool People and Jeff taking first with 66 points, and us just behind them in second with 65 points.

Final Category: Political Quotes
Final Question: In the 1990s, what politician said “George Bush taking credit for the Berlin Wall coming down is like the rooster taking credit for the sunrise?”

No teams got this one right. It all came down to wagering, had we wagered zero, we would’ve been in the money. Oh well, moving on.

Game one winners:
3. Cool People and Jeff, 46; 2. Corn Fritters, 47 (moved up from seventh), and 1. Two Trivias to Paradise, who wisely bet 10 points, moving up from sixth. Well played! We need to take a cue and cool it with the “go big or go home” wagering strategy, perhaps…

Game Two
1. Novels: What novel begins “All children, except one, grow up?”

2. Same Name: What 1995 film starring Gene Hackman shares its title with the athletic nickname of an SEC university?
Nice work again, Chris.

3. US Foreign Policy: Named after a Secretary of State and officially called the European Recovery Program, what was the US initiative to help rebuild European economies after World War II?

4. Sketch Comedy: What short lived sketch comedy show that aired on Fox from 1992 until 1993 starred its self-titled actor/comedian along with Andy Dick, Janeane Garofalo, and Bob Odenkirk?
Damn, damn, damn. One of our teammates was thinking of this show but didn’t utter his thoughts. Had he mentioned it, we would’ve gotten it (face slap).

5. Sugars: What sugar consists of one fructose molecule and one glucose molecule bonded together? Teamwork kicked in here.

6. 90s Albums: What American hard rock band released their debut studio album Three Dollar Bill, Y’all in 1997?

7. Acting Roles: In the movies, what actor fought alongside King Arthur, battled for the planet of Arrakis, played an X-Men mutant, and traveled through time?
“Meet me in my ready room, Wesley.”

8. World Capitals: Of the following world capitals, which is not located in Europe: Belgrade, Zagreb, Tirana, or Yerevan? Nerd bonus: In which country is the correct answer located?
Another “Brad” category for which he was absent. Heb stepped up here and her attempts to learn all the world capitals turned out not to be in vain. Yay! Got them both.

9. Boxers: Who is the only heavyweight boxing champion to end his career undefeated and untied? Picked wrong one…

10. Condiments: According to its slogan, what name brand condiment “makes beef sing?”
And Mike likes mixing it with ketchup and dipping fries in it. He says it’s delicious…
Visual Round: Got them all, thanks mostly to Mike’s strangely wired brain 🙂 http://www.sporcle.com/live/visual/puzzles1

Heading into the final:
Nine teams with scores ranging from 20 (ouch!) to 62, with Corn Fritters sitting in the top spot, us in third with 60 points.

Final Category: Games
Final Question: Despite its name, what game was developed in Germany in the 1890s and is a variation of the game Halma which was created by an American doctor in the 1880s?

Ding ding ding! Our first final question correct in what seems like forever. Almost turned in the wrong answer, but Mike steered us right.

Final standings:
3. Two Trivias to Paradise, 77; Miskatonic U, 80; and Cool People and Jeff, 81.

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