Trivia Recap – June 13, 2016

Nope. We just couldn’t “close the deal” in our trivia game Sunday at the YpsiAlehouse for Sporcle and Shine with Emily. If the trivia game were a date? Well, we wouldn’t have gotten past third base. You can let your imaginations run as wild as they like. We managed to be in first place heading into the final questions in both games, but managed to either blow the final question (which was the case in game one) or wager too low on the question in game two and wind up getting it correct. Yup, these games happen! You gotta shake it off and keep your eye on the “long game.” We remain in second place in the standings at this new trivia spot, which is proving to be nicely competitive! Just the way we like it. Heather, Brad and Mike held down the fort for game one, and were joined by Joel in game two. And the questions…
Game One
1. NHL Teams – what NHL team is named after a sword with a curved blade which is depicted in their logo? Heather and Brad nailed this easily, 10.
2. U.S. States – Which U.S. state was the only one formed by seceding from a Confederate state? 9
3. Movie Families – In what 1994 film did Elizabeth Taylor play the mother-in-law of a character played by John Goodman? For nerd bonus, what was her character’s name? Got this for 8, but missed the bonus.
4. Music Videos – What Oscar-winning actor appears in the Carly Rae Jepsen video “I Really Like You?” Thank goodness for being the FB clue question… 7.
5. Computers -What brand of Intel microprocessor’s name comes from the Greek word for “Five?” Mike nails this for 6.
6. TV Hosts – What late-night talk show host won a Tony for his role in “One Man, Two Guvnors?” Whodat? Miss for 1.
7. Mayors – What is the shared last name of the Chicago mayor who served from 1955-1976 and also his son who served from 1989 to 2011? Brad to Heather: “How do you know this?” Heather: “Because I know some junk and stuff.” Got this for 5.
8. Audio – Had to name sportswear company based on the commercial depicting what sounded like two basketball players talking. Miss for 2.
9. Nursery Rhymes – According to the traditional nursery rhyme “Three Blind Mice,” who cuts off the mice’s tails with a carving knife? So, so sadistic. It’s bad enough the poor mice were blind. What does everyone say about people who torture animals? Yep, gateway drug to serial killing. Stay far away from that woman in the nursery rhyme! 4
10. Names – According to the Social Security Administration, what was by far the most popular baby girl name from 1916 to 2015? Nope, miss for 3.
Mystery: Crosswords
1. Five letters – strange, silly, or a cartoon duck
2. Seven letters – Color of the literary “Pimpernel.”
3. Seven letters – Method by which NBA and NHL teams are drafted
4. Nine letters – To exist in an extended dormant state, often in winter
Got all of these.
Heading into the final: Nine teams, scores 18 to 63. We were in first playing under the name Monty Python’s Flying Cephalopods.
Final Category: Beer
Name four of the five top selling domestic beer brands in the U.S., according to sales for the 52 weeks ending Jan. 24, 2016.
We are looking for the specific beers.
Had all the right answers, but overthought them and crossed off two that were correct.
Game winners: Chief Running With Scissors, 69; Group W Bench, 82.
Game Two
1. TV Settings – The long-running TV series “Little House on the Prairie” was primarily set in the town of Walnut Grove in which Midwestern U.S. state? And this was when I just grabbed the 10-point slip and filled it out – without any protest from Mike (who usually keeps a death-like grip on the slips, lol). Not a chance we would miss this one!
2. Universities – What does the letter “M” stand for in the university name Texas A & M? Brad and I debated this a bit. He thought of a word involving digging. Unlike the beer answers debacle from the final question? I held my ground. Got this for 9. Also got the “nerd” point naming the university’s sportsball mascot.
3. Musicians in Movies – In what 2006 film did Dave Grohl play Satan? Nope, miss for 3 though the “Group W” team commented that it was the “best movie ever.” Second only to “Rocky 2.” And to that, we said, “Guess we’d better play Eye of the Tiger then.” This team, BTW, used the pseudonym “Our Trivia Team Can Outdrink Your Trivia Team.” Uh yeah….about that 🙂
4. Team Colors – What NBA team used the “fiesta colors” fuschia, teal, and orange in its logo from 1990 to 2002? Miss for 2.
5. Royal Titles – What title was used by Russian rulers officially from 1537 to 1721 but still remained in common use until the 20th Century? 8
6. Jingles – What gum brand used the jingle “Kiss a little longer?” 7
7. World Cities – What Asian capital city has a name meaning “muddy confluence” and is at the junction of the Sungai Gombak and the Sungai Klang rivers? Yay, we were the only team getting this one right! Go me! And Brad for the assist…for the record, we did NOT beat him up with a shillelegh (or more appropriately, a piece of cold iron since he is a Leprechaun) for being a Doubting Thomas on the beer answers we originally had right in the first final. That’s because of the court-ordered anger management counseling. And because we are a “nice” trivia team. Uh, yeah….right (rolls eyes)!
8. Actresses – On what TV sitcom did actress Holland Taylor play a character named Evelyn on more than 100 episodes? Nope, miss for 1. No clue who she was.
9. Measurements – To the nearest pound, how many pounds are in a metric ton? 6
10. Las Vegas – Most of the Las Vegas “strip” is not technically in Las Vegas, but what non-incorporated town whose name is in the title of a John Milton poem? Teamwork here for 5. Missed #1 and #4.
Heading into the final: Nine teams, scores ranging from 25 to 57, with us again in the top spot. Don’t worry, we will [SPOILER ALERT] f— this up and restore order to the universe!
Final Category: TV Actors
Four actors have won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series four times.
Who is the most recent actor to achieve this feat, having won four times in five years within the last decade?
We wagered zero and got exactly what we deserved. Which is the trivial equivalent of a slap in the face with a cold (fill in the blank with off-color object of choice). Not our night to get any final questions love (gets in line for another beer to drown sorrows). Until next time, which will be Tuesday atThe Heidelberg with a special “guest” from California. Tonight’s trivia activities are currently TBD. It’s all up to Mike. What will HE decide? As always, Go Pods! Even when we completely suck! 🙂


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