Our apologies for our tardiness, but Labor Day is not for real “labor,” people. Unless you have to work and your employer is willing to pay you time-and-a-half, which ours were not. Here are the questions from Sunday’s “Game of Doom,” the ones denoted with asterisks were ones that were asked in other venues that differed from ours, both sets are shown.
1. Beverages: What product was first marketed using hillbilly themed advertising since its name is a euphemism for moonshine? One of our players has actually drank real moonshine from the trunk of a hillbilly’s car, but this isn’t the reason we got it right…
**2. States: What is the tenth US state when they are listed alphabetically? This was the question Toledo teams got…
**2. Lead singers: Zach de la Rocha was the frontman for what band? This was our question, and we got it right for big points, thanks Asian Mike…
3. Actresses: At age 11, which actress portrayed Jodie Foster’s daughter in the movie Panic Room? After hearing the correct answer, we’ll have to say the word “actress” is a loose, loose term…
4. Definitions: An arctophile is the technical name for a person who has a deep passion for and collects what type of toy?
Who KNOWS this stuff? We put “antique toys.”
**5. Energy: What county in northwest Ohio is known as the Wind Energy Capital of Ohio with over 210 wind turbines located there as of 2011? This was Toledo’s question…
**5. Presidential Homes: Which president lived at La Casa Pacifica? Torn between two presidents with California ties, picked the wrong one. Should have re-racked…
6. The Moon: What is the name of the lunar sea where the Apollo 11 astronauts landed?
7. US History: Danville, Virginia was the third and last city to hold what distinction? One of our history experts had a gut feeling the Confederacy was involved with the answer somehow, but we didn’t go with the exact right answer.
**8. Languages: What is the world’s largest Spanish speaking country in terms of population? This was Toledo’s question, we probably would have fared better on this one than the one we had…
**8. AUDIO CLUE from a movie, we got it wrong, sorry, don’t even remember the correct answer at this point, but we got it wrong.
9. TV Hosts: What cable TV host is the youngest of 11 children , many of whom pronounce their last name differently from the way he does? Fourth wrong answer of the night…
10. Fight Songs: What college football team’s official fight song is actually “Down the Field” and not the more popular “Rocky Top?” Thank you Brad for knowing this…Mystery Round: US City Nicknames.
1. The Big Pineapple
2. The Big Easy
3. The Alien Capital of the World
4. The Gateway to the West
Aced all of these.
Final Category: Baby Names
Final Question: What was the most popular boy’s name beginning with the letter S in the following decades: 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1990s, and 2000s?
Strange this is one of our players (who was absent) is NAMED this. But we didn’t go with it, and went with “Simon” instead. Thought it sounded biblical enough to have been popular way back when and be considered a “designer” name in the ’90s and ’00s. These categories are tricky…
Nailed all four, but not enough to help us. Every team probably knew these.
Final Category: What City Am I?
Bet 20 and got it right, but not enough to varnish us out of the score coffin.
May the stars be more right next game, Go Pods!