Trivia prizes? What are those? 🙂 We’re beginning to forget what they look like…our prizeless streak continued Wednesday at two different trivia spots – for two completely different reasons. One: not wagering on a final we wound up getting right – and two: wagering full points on a question we got wrong. It’s becoming a comedy of errors bordering on Greek tragedy for the ‘Pods lately, c’est la vie#triviapeopleproblems. Enough whining, how about some questions! These are the questions from our game at The Wurst Bar for a game hosted by Stacyfeaturing players Heb, Pastor Vile (former FB handle for Mike), Bradinator and Johnboy. Though Johnboy isn’t really his nickname…gotta keep the continuity!
1. Mythology – What snake-haired creature from Greek mythology could turn you into stone if you look into her eyes? 5
2. Advertising – What side dish advertises itself as the “San Francisco Treat?” 3
3. Wrestling – What was the last name of the British war hero who has wrestling holds in half, three-quarter or full varieties? 1
1. TV – What two pets did Joey and Chandler have on “Friends?” Brad steps in big for 5.
2. Airlines – Lufthansa is the largest airline in what country? My knowledge of a certain foreign language and the movie “Goodfellas” helped here for 3.
3. Cocktails – Cuba Libre is made of what two ingredients? For nerd bonus what gin-based drink was created by Ngiam Tong Boon, a Hainanese bartender working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel? Brad knew this one, but we didn’t want to risk the points (face slap). Seriously – is someone filiming us?
1. Nicknames – What nickname given to Ana Cumpănaş , who helped turn in John Dillinger at the Biograph Theater in Chicago? We were one of only two teams getting this one right… 5
2. Professions – For what profession does one have to swear on this oath? “I swear by Apollo The Healer, by Asclepius, by Hygieia, by Panacea, and by all the Gods and Goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgment, this oath and this indenture?” 3
3. Superheroes – Benjamin Grimm is the alter ego of what superhero? Mike, John, and Brad for the slam-dunk (gotta love nerds) 1.
Halftime – Identify the real-life people based on the following movies/release years
1. 2010 – The Fighter
2. 2004 – Finding Neverland
3. 2005 – Walk the Line
4. 2001 – A Beautiful Mind
John and I teamed up on these, but we did not come up with #1. We were thinking of the “other” guy in the movie 😦
Halftime Standings: We were in second going into the second half with 33 points behind Sabretooth Crotch Crickets, who had 36. Team Pants was right behind us with 32.
1. Music – Steel bands originated in what country? 6
2. X-Games – Who was the first person to score a 900 in the 1999 X Games? I got this one for 2 (IKR). We used to play Ultimate Frisbee with a guy named Garrett who looked similar to this guy. He was in his second marriage to a 20-something trophy wife from Eastern Europe. Bought me a very nice Scrabble set for my birthday years ago (has a wooden box). Could pull off a “hammer” throw like no other.
3. Geography – Name one of the three states through which the Cumberland Gap passes. 4
1. Anatomy – What is the largest internal organ in the human body? 6
2. Colognes – What fast-food chain marketed a cologne named “Flame?” Why? Why? WHY? In the future, in addition to being able to view images, videos, text, and listen to stuff online, we will one day be able to smell stuff, too. And this is something I definitely want to smell. Again – why??????
3. Toys – What was the name of the transforming line of toy similar to Transfomers made by Tonka from 1983-1987? Our two Gen-X boys Mike and John for the points here…2
1. TV Characters – Portrayed by Danny Butch, what is the nickname of Fonzie’s nephew who only appeared in four episodes of “Happy Days?” Miss for 2. Kudos to the “Pants” team for knowing this one, and another obscure TV one from a while back asking for the name of Arnold’s bully on “Diff’rent Strokes.” Your obscure old TV knowledge trumps ours, fo sho!
2. Books – What 1937 novel is subtitled “There and Back Again?” There was more to this question, but was super easy for us… 4
3. Inventions – What was produced under the Dyson name in the 1980s and 1990s?
We were in second again going into the final with 67 points behind the Sabretooth team. Final category: Songs
Name the first number one hit for the Beatles. Missed, named one of their first four hits 😦 Brad was so, so sure, too. Better luck next time? Which will be tonight at Original Gravity Brewing Co., in a very special engagement. We will (supposedly) have four ‘Pods tonight! I have been attempting to hold down this venue as a soloist for four weeks, and since we can’t all get together Sunday, we’ll squeeze in a ‘Pods love fest tonight! Go Pods, and stay classy, all you people who wear “Flame” cologne in the hopes of seducing women (wink-wink)!