Trivia Recap – Sept. 5, 2016 – YpsiAlehouse

Happy Labor Day, everyone! Some of you might have today off from work, or if you are working today (like me), “maybe” you’re getting premium pay for it. Or maybe not. Or maybe you’re going to the Michigan Renaissance Festival, like Mike and Brad, or hitting up a water park for a last splash, if you will. A local water park opens its gates to people with pets next weekend so dogs can come take a dip (and possibly a dump) in the pool. Oh to be a dog, right? Sunday night, three ‘Pod regulars me, Mike and Brad with some family members (Other Mike, Mel and Anabel) hit up Sporcle With Tim‘s show (he was subbing for Sporcle and Shine with Emily) at the YpsiAlehouse. No prizes, missed the first final, and wagered poorly on the second final, though we got it. Now I ask you – is “populations” really such a scary category? I say it’s “doable.” Yes, MVPs might be a more scary category, especially without the right mix of players. But I say if you have at least a fighting chance on a final category? Yes Brad, even magazines? Could wind up being “sexiest man alive” for “People” magazine which I “might” know. Do it! You guys are smarter than you give yourselves credit for, enough namby-pambiness on those final question wagers already! Ahem…rant over. And the questions…
Game One
1. Theft – What painting by a Norwegian artist was stolen in 1994 and recovered a few months later? 10
2. Congress – As of the 2010 Census, after California and Texas, name one of the two states with the most representatives in the House? 9
3. 2000s TV – What TV sitcom that aired from 2000-2008 on UPN and the CW starred Tracy Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, and Persia White? Miss for 1.
4. Documentaries – What sport is the subject of “Riding Giants” directed by Stacy Perralta? Brad for 8.
5. Banking – In which decade of the 20th century was the federal reserve system established (within one)? Big miss for 7, ouch…
6. Lakes – Lake Nasser is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world created by the damming of what river – Amazon, Nile, Yellow, or Colorado? Multiple choice not needed if you know the significance of the name Nasser (he had a really YUGE funeral and it was even mentioned in an old Guinness Book of World Records, methinks). Anyway, got this for 6.
7. Famous Voices – For 39 years, Don Pardo served as the voice announcer for what program? Other Mike, (an SNL fan) stepped in here for 5.
8. College Nicknames – What color is used in the nicknames of the following colleges – Miami University (Ohio), Arkansas State and St. John’s? Brad for 4.
9. ’60s Music – Name one of the two Steppenwolf singles to hit the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts? Easy one for us, got both for 3. And give their song “The Pusher” a listen sometime. It just oozes decadence…and would be totally at home played in a dive bar (NOT one that is infested with hipsters) or a biker bar. Maybe we’ll include a link to the youtube video in the comments…
10. Anatomy – The hamat, lunate and pisiform are part of the eight bones associated with what? Good educated guess from Brad for 2.
Mystery – Before and After
1. Actor playing Lucky Day in “The Three Amigos” and actor playing Ned Nederlander in the same movie (nice hit by Other Mike in getting this one!)
2. “Bleeding Love” singer and pen name of Charles Dodgson
3. Actress playing Nadia in “American Pie” series and prominent woman suffragist who published the “Women’s Bible.”
4. Band whose most recent hit was the 2001 song ‘When It’s Over” and first round Ravens draft pick in 1996
Missed 2 and 4. And nice teamwork between bro and I on #4 when I said, “this actress has two first names,” which was enough for him to come up with her name, which clicked with a prominent suffragist’s name in my head. My fist still hurts from that particular fist bump, lol!
Standings: Seven teams, scores 33 to 62, with Team Six in first. We were in third with 55 points.
Final Category – TV actors
Give the last names of any two performers who appeared on more than 100 episodes of “Private Practice,” which aired from 2007 to 2013.
We wagered full points on this…and missed. Though thanks Melanie for at least helping us make some guesses! Doctor dramas….pffftt…
Game winners: Team McTeamface, 82; Three’s Company, 42 (both teams moving up for the wins).
Game Two
1. Disney Movies – What is the name of Ariel’s father in the 1989 film “The Little Mermaid?” Had right guess out as a possibility, but went with the wrong one, miss for 3.
2. Cooking – First published in 1977, the Moosewood cookbook features recipes for what dype of dish – desserts, wild game, vegetarian or low-carb? Again, the multiple choice not needed here…got this for 10.
3. Coaches – Other than the Clippers, name one of the two teams Doc Rivers has been head coach for since 1999. Nope, miss for 1.
4. World Leaders – F.W. DeKlerk served as the state president of what country from 1989 to 1994? Me for 9.
5. Book to Movie – What novel adapted in a 1985 movie of the same name begins with the quote, “You better not tell nobody but God?” Me again with right guess for 8.
6. Video Games – Featuring better graphics, what video game system was released by Mattel in 1979 to compete with the Atari 2600? Thank you Facebook clue…7.
7. Duos – What duo released multi platinum studio albums “H2O” and “Big Bam Boom?” At least two of the players present saw this duo perform live more than once while tagging along with Mom and her music obsessions du jour…good times. Got this for 6.
8. Game Shows – Audio clue of game show hosted by Bob Barker for a really, really long time, 5.
9. Bridges – Almost 900 feet above the river below, New River Gorge Bridge is in what U.S. state and is depicted on that state’s quarter? Ugh, another “quarters” question…does ANYONE want to study that topic? Miss for 2.
10. Slogans – “Nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven,” is a slogan used by what company? 4
Mystery – Got ’em all.
Standings – Seven teams, score 43 to 60 with Izzy and the Peeps in first. We were tied for second with 57 with Team 6.
Category: City Populations
As of the 2010 Cenus, 5/10 of the most populous cities in California have one-word names. Name three of those.
Came up with them fairly easily…but did not make the right wager 😦 Until next time, which will be Wednesday…as always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Ypsilanti! Even if your only reason for visiting Ypsilanti is to go to Deja Vu (we won’t judge you)!


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