Trivia Recap – Sept. 26, 2016 – YpsiAlehouse

Yay, we’re in first place at a trivia spot! Sure it’s pretty much only because our main competitors haven’t played for a couple of weeks.Yes, we’re in first in the venue standings at the YpsiAlehouse with 63 league points behind Izzy and the Peeps with 53 league points. We’re nothing if not honest. We’d like to say that we’re awesomely awesome and other trivia teams quake in their boots at our very presence, but yeah…not so much! We do have good games from time to time! Case in point game one Sunday at the YpsiAlehouse for a show hosted by Sporcle and Shine with Emily. This was the first night of the “Power Point Trivia,” which for those of you in the know, means answers were projected on the screen. It was nice, but not perfect. The TV screen used for projecting the questions was in a corner of the room near a west-facing window. This means anyone looking at the screen for the questions also got a face full of sunlit glare. It was still nice being able to see every question, especially for a team that recaps (almost) every game! ‘Pod in attendance this time were myself (Heather), Mike and Brad. And the questions…
Game One
1. What former stockbroker was sentenced to 150 years in prison in 2009 following his conviction on charges relating to a Ponzi scheme considered to be the largest financial fraud in U.S. history? 10
2. Crime Shows – The TV series “Beyond Borders,” which debuted in 2016 on CBS, is a spinoff of what crime drama? Had right answer as a choice, but nope for 1.
3. U.S. Capitals – As of the 2010 Census, what is the most populous U.S. capital city beginning with the letter “L?” Pretty sure they mentioned the qualifier “city proper,” but not 100 percent…For “nerd” bonus, name the least populous “L” city. We managed to name all three “L” capitals at the eleventh hour, so we wrongly considered one that would’ve been better left forgotten. Missed both…stumper for the teams, we missed for 2.
4. Nobel Prizes – What is the first name of the inventor whose will left much of his fortune to establishing the Nobel Prize? My first “solo” contribution of the night for 9.
5. ’90s Films – What ’90s film directed by Oliver Stone features a poster with a bald Woody Harrelson wearing sunglasses? Me again for 8.
6. Quarterbacks – what quarterback started in the most Super Bowls in his NFL career without ever winning one? Brad for 5.
7. Stage Names – What is the stage name of Michael Balzary, bassist and one of the co-founders of a band inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame in 2012? Really there are only two famous bassists who went by stage names that I could think of, and know the other’s stage name. I actually read an article about this band just hours before the game and was kind of hoping the question would be about this guy, woot, got it for 7.
8. Collectibles – Ty Warner was CEO and founder of a company best known for producing what collectibles starting in 1993? 6
9. Houses -Taliesin West, located in Scottsdale AZ, was the winter home and business location of what famous architect? Yay we can name a famous architect for 4.
10. Numbers – What two numbers are primarily used in the binary language? And Brad was the winner of the “nerdiest thing said at the table all night” contest when he said “Too bad I didn’t wear my (blank) watch tonight. Yes he has a (answer to this question) watch and if you give him five minutes, he’ll tell you what time it is! Yup, that’s our Brad… 3
Mystery – Presidential Quotes – match the presidents’ inaugural quotes to the following presidents – Bill Clinton, Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, John F. Kennedy
1. The tragic events of the thirty months of vital turmoil through which we have just passed have made us citizens of the world.
2. There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America
3. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
4. Much has been given us, and much will rightfully be expected from us. We have duties to others and duties to ourselves; and we can shirk neither.
Got them all.
Standings: Seven teams, scores 46 to 64, with us in the top spot, playing under the name It’s Tentacle Porn Night at Deja Vu.
Final Category: World Capitals (we got really excited about this one)
Three sovereign nations in South America have capitals that are not their most populous cities. Name one of those three nations.
So glad they only asked for one. The other two besides the one we named would have stumped us, as we can pretty much only name the capital cities in most South American countries!
Final Standings – We finished in first with 84 points. and (I think) Two Trivias to Paradise (a former Corner Brewery team) finished in second. Welcome back, Two Trivias! One of their players went up to Brad and said, “You live at (address), don’t you?” Brad, a little creeped out, said, “Uh, yeah?” Turns out this player is a mail carrier, so of course it turned into a joke “So whatever happened to that $500 check Brad’s mom sent him?” The mail carrier guy said he cashed it, and I said he must’ve got 500 singles so he could to go the ‘Vu and distribute them appropriately…never a dull moment with the ‘Pods! And on to game two…
Game Two
1. U.S. History – What civil right lawyer became the first African America to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court? 10
2. Sports Nicknames – Because of his athleticism, what nickname that rhymes with his first name was given to NBA player Clyde Drexler? Yes, we’re guessing this nickname made him a hit with the ladies, lol…Brad all over this for 9.
3. Country Music (Brad groaned when we heard this category, I said we might get lucky) – What classic country singer whose son also became a country musician is renowned for the songs “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” and “I’m So Lonely I Could Cry?” Yes, we got lucky with this one and knew it, but only for 5.
4. Movie Voices – What British actress provides the voice of Queen Elinor in the Pixar film “Brave?” I initially had right guess, but we didn’t go with it on the slip. Miss for 1. And so I ventured over to the bar, figuring Mike and Brad would be OK with the next category (mental note…never leave them during a game, lol!).
5. Lakes – I didn’t write this down very well because (duh) I was at the bar, but I think this was the gist of it… “What is the large lake that borders both California and Nevada? I came back before my transaction was complete to check on Mike and Brad, who were not writing down the lake I was thinking of. Turns out my answer was right (ah so nice to feel needed), 6.
6. Vegetables (this was the FB clue question, so I went back to the bar to finish my transaction, figuring they wouldn’t need me) – Again, didn’t write this one down, but here’s the gist of it – What is the name of the edible green plant in the cabbage family whose large flowering head is eaten as a vegetable?” Yes, they did need me for this one..”Heb, are you sure it’s not (blank),” Mike asked when the time was being called for the slips. Got this for 8.
7. Commercials – Audio clue of commercial for Atari 2600 game. Nice work, Mike! got it for 2.
8. Book to Movie – What 1997 Arthur Golden novel was made into a 2005 film of the same name and tells the story of a Japanese girl named Soyuri? Mike and I teamed up here for 4 with success.
9. Planes – The DC-3, a revolutionary airplane noted for its speed and comfort at the time, was manufactured by what company? Could have used the help of pilot Joel on this one…miss for 3, even with our re-rack option! Ouch. Also missed nerd bonus asking for the decade in which the DC-3 was introduced.
10. Anatomy – What is the term for the smallest blood vessels in the human body? We had a 7 pointer left, glad we didn’t have to waste it. The upcoming mystery round will [SPOILERS AHEAD] do enough of a good job decimating us…ugh. #4 was the only one we got correct. Tough round…
Standings – Six teams, scores 29 to 62, with Teamy McDreamface (aka randomly generated Sporcle team name, perhaps?) in the top spot. We were in third with 55 points. Thanks horrible visual mystery round that made us have to “know” TV stuff (as if, lol).
Final Category – Minerals
Other than hydrogen and oxygen, name any one of the other three elements that are part of the chemical formula for the mineral turquoise.
Two of the three are metals, and all three are among the first 30 elements on the Periodic Table.
We’re usually pretty decent at Periodic Table related questions, but it was not to be on this night…we considered one of the right elements, albeit too late and, so nope…
Final Standings – Chief Running with Scissors, 72; We Don’t Got This, 80.
Until next time, which will be (drum roll) a TUESDAY game! Yes, we have switched our trivia nights off for this week only and we will be doing a game Tuesday at a trivia spot near you! Or perhaps not near you. That’s all I’m going to say about that. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Woodrow Wilson!


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