Trivia Recap – June 6, 2016

It seems we either have a “hater” among the players at the YpsiAlehouse on trivia night (Sporcle and Shine with Emily) or we were just unfortunate enough to have someone whining in our general direction. Shortly before the game started, a woman from a competing team came over near our table and said, “I brought extra players this week so hopefully we don’t lose again.” And apparently she looked right at one of our players when she said it. Huh? Um, OK! And yes, this “megateam” (which we will not name here) did wind up placing in first place for the night. Rather than overthink what this little incident could possibly be about, we chose instead to think about the answers to the questions. Some of them were pretty tricksy! Special shout out to Bradwho was easily our game MVP! We had just three ‘Pods this time – myself (Heather), Mike, and Brad. We finished with 114 points for the night, third place at the bar. We remain in second overall place at the bar, just four league points behind the leaders Izzy & The Peeps. And the questions…
Game One
1. The Calendar – In which two months do solstices occur? 10
2. Flags – What is the most popular color used as the field of background of U.S. flags? 6
3. American Idol – What rocker finished as the runner up to Carrie Underwood for the fourth season of American Idol? FB clue, 9.
4. MVPs – Which AFC franchise has more league MVPS than any other franchise with four different winners? For nerd point, name two of the winners. Got the main question, but missed the bonus. Yay Brad! 1
5. Magazine Covers – What woman appeared on the Sept 15, 1997 cover of “People,” which was one of the best-selling issues of all time? 8
6. Tournaments – Johnny Chan, Jamie Gold, and Joe McKeon are known for winning what prestigious tournament which was held for the first time in 1970? We bickered a bit about the word “prestigious.” Miss for 2.
7. Workouts – American Olympian Fred Wilt coined what 11-letter term for “jump training?” Miss for 3.
8. Forests – Davy Crockett National Forest is located in which U.S. state where he also died? 7
9. Presidents – Which U.S president coined the phrase “A thousand points of light?” 5
10. Watches – What watch brand “takes a licking and keeps on ticking?” 4
Mystery: Disney Villains Sing (and apparently so does the trivia Host Emily, and quite well, too! She sung a couple of these Disney clues.
1, I know that your powers of retention
Are as wet as a warthog’s backside
But thick as you are, pay attention
My words are a matter of pride
2. His assets frozen, the venue chosen
Is the ends of the earth – whoopee!
So long, ex-Prince Ali!
3. Why, it’s like money in the bank
C’mon, join up, and I’ll be frank:
Unless you do, you’ll walk the plank!
4. When I was a lad
I ate four dozen eggs
Ev’ry morning to help me get large
And now that I’m grown
I eat five dozen eggs
So I’m roughly the size of a barge!
Missed #4.
Standings: Nine teams, scores 49 to 64, with Group W Bench in the top spot. We were in third with 60 points.
Final Category: State Capitals
Name three of the four U.S. state capital cities that are located closest to New York City, when measured based on straight line distance.
Nope, we picked a capital 20 miles farther away than any of the ones they wanted.
Final standings: Group W Bench, 44; Chief Running with Scissors, 77.
Game Two
1. Seinfeld – (we were a little nervous because our “Seinfeld” expert Brad was in the bathroom when the question started to be asked) Which one of the four main characters on “Seinfeld” did not appear in the pilot? 10
2. Video Games – Within one, in what year was the first installment of “Grand Theft Auto” released? Missed the “window” by one year, miss for 3.
3. Cocktails – According to the International Bartenders Association, which juice is used in making a mai tai? Miss for 4.
4. Deserts – What Arizona desert is so named because its landscape contains a wide variety of colors? 9
5. Sequels – What is the four-word subtitle for the “Home Alone” sequel released in 1992?
6. Stanley Cup – Name one of the two NHL teams that have lost in the Stanley Cup finals 13 times – more than any other team? Miss for 2.
7. ’80s Music (audio) – Name the band performing the song that shares its name with a world capital city. 7
8. Fashion – What British fashion house uses a knight on a horse as its logo? Nope, miss for 1.
9. Anatomy – The pylorus is located in what organ? 6
10. Endorsements – “Macho Man” Randy Savage served as the spokesman for what snack food produced by ConAgra Foods? And Mike and Brad went a little nutty here with their imitations of this late wrestler…sometimes we really are 12! Mike interrupted my studies in college once by barging into my room and declaring “Art Thou Bored” in a spot-on imitation of Mr. Savage’s voice. Ah, memories…
Visual Mystery: http://www.sporcle.com/blog/visual/loser65/ Got them all.
Standings: Eleven teams, scores ranging from 11 to 54, with us tied for first with Group W Bench.
According to the lyrics of Warren Zevon’s (Zee-von) song “Werewolves of London,” there is a werewolf whose hair is perfect. Where is he, and what is he drinking?
Brad the Warren Zevon fan all over this one…and just to give him another little shout out (along with Dave, who was absent for this game)? They are generally very good at “lyrics” questions, as long as they are older songs. They both teamed up with success on the Lynyrd Skynyrd question we had a couple of finals ago about two cities mentioned by name in the song. They almost had to go through the whole song in their heads to come up with city #2! #impressed
Anyway, we got this, as did Group W. Had to answer this tiebreaker question – Before 2005, what was the most recent year no Stanley Cup was awarded? We guessed 1945, W guessed 1942, which was closer to the year 1919. Apparently the Spanish flu packed a wallop….Our next Sporcle outing is Tuesday at The Heidelberg. As always, Go Pods!

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