Trivia Recap – Dec. 10, 2015 – Tilted Kilt (Canton)

'A Cthulhu-may-care group of 'Pods converged upon Tilted Kilt Canton, MI for Sporcle Live Trivia Nights with Adrienne. This was our second meeting with our friendly rivals More Beer Less Pants during this off season. Verdict? It was a nice change of "scenery," and the focus was obviously on just hanging out, having some off-color conversations and watching some great hockey fights on the TV screens. Really, is there any other reason to watch hockey (be honest now)? Don't want to bog down this write-up, so please see the comments below for some more random hockey musings and memories... Back to the game...did we forget all about the Facebook clue and blow big points on questions? Oh yes we did! Still managed to get a second place finish in game one after battling a tiebreaker. 'Pods in attendance were Heather, Mike, Brad, Dave, Geoff, John, and guest 'Pod Kevin (Brad's brother), who came all the way from Westland (which is only a few miles away) to join us. We all had a good time. Big props to host Adrienne for running a very smooth show without any glitches! Our two players who were attempting a smoke break between games had to be called inside when round 2 started, but they didn't mind! 
And the questions...
1. Retailers - What retailer of casual wear founded by two men in the late 19th century uses a moose in its logo? Miss for two, we put LL Bean.
2. One-Hit-Wonders - What 1980 single by Lipps Inc. was their only Hot 100 hit? Heather all over this one (gimme the slip for big points, damn it!), 10 points.
3. Borders - Among the U.S. states that border Mexico, which one has the shortest border with Mexico? Sinker for 9, we put New Mexico. And we didn't kill the person who insisted this was correct. Honest! Because we are the "kinder, gentler" 'Pods team! Hey, we are trying...
4. Authors - What author has featured the character Peter Hatcher in their books? For nerd point, name two of the books featuring this character. Again, Heather all over this one for 8. This is why you have to have a woman born in the early '70s on your team. And we said "Fudge." 
5. Film settings - IN what country is the "Temple of Doom" in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom? China, Brazil, U.S. or China? got it for 7.
6. Anatomy - Which part of the outer ear, popular for piercing, gets its name for the Latin for "goat?" Initially had it right, but went with another answer, lost our 1.
7. TV guests - what actor, who played Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" has also guest starred on "The Big Bang Theory?" Six points.
8. Baseball legends - The birthplace of what baseball legend - Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle or Lou Gehrig - is on Emory Street in Baltimore? Brad all over this for 4, nice work!
9. Albums - What band released three studio albums in the '90s including "The Color and the Shape" and "There is Nothing Left to Lose?" Completely unnecessary miss for 3. Yes, completely unnecessary  miss. But [SPOILER] we make up for it later!
10. Cars - What model of car produced by GM, introduced in 2004, replaced the Cavalier and shares its name with an element on the Periodic Table? What? Malibu isn't a Periodic Table element? Kidding, we got this for 5.
Mystery: This date in history
1. In 1921, a GM engineer discovered that adding what to gasoline would reduce engine knocks? And apparently also make children much more interesting if said item is added to tasty, tasty paint chips. No one can eat just one!
2. 1990 - Lech Walesa was elected president of what European country?
3. 1983 - Film starring Al Pacino opened in theaters.
4. 1835 - Texan Army captured what city in its War of Independence?
Missed #2.
Heading into the final: Eleven teams with scores ranging from 17 to 54, with Prestige Worldwide taking the top spot. We were tied for fifth with This is Catholic School of Beer, and one of our friendly rivals More Beer Less Pants was just ahead of us with 53 points. 
Final category: TV Theme Songs
The Who's song "Who Are You" was used as the theme song for its original CSI series. What two other Who songs were used for theme songs in other CSI series? Got them both for 20 points. This placed us in a tiebreaker with This is the Catholic School of Beer.
Tiebreaker: How many Foo Fighters songs have hit the Billboard Hot 100 charts? Host Adrienne allowed two team members to answer the tiebreaker. Thank goodness one of them was Dave, because we came closest to the correct guess of 29 by putting down 17. Nicely done, Dave!
Game Two
1. TV personalities - What TV personality coined the word "truthiness", which was the Merriam Webster word of the year in 2006? Got this for 10.
2. SCIENCE! - Keplerian, Newtonian, and Gregorian are all types of what type of scientific instrument? Somehow managed to talk us out of the right answer. Strange witchcraft was at work. Miss for 3.
3. Protests - In North America, "Buy Nothing Day," in which consumers are advised to (duh) buy nothing, is celebrated on what day? An easy one for a team with a retail slave in the mix, got this for 5.
4. Cheerleaders - What MLB team has a dance squad called the Six Shooters? NOTE this is not a racy anatomical reference like in the '80s girl band Appolonia Six. Or maybe it is? Heather came up with right guess here for 4.
5. Animated Movies - In the 1995 film "Tarzan," Rosie O'Donnell provides the voice of what type of animal, who is Tarzan's best friend Terk? For nerd point, what type of animal is Tarzan's friend Tantor? Amazingly got both, not sure how this happened, but nice? Six points.
6. World Capitals - In what country is the southernmost capital of the world - New Zealand, Australia, Chile, or South Africa? Nine points.
7. Rich People - What cartoonist became the richest dead cartoonist in the world in 2015, in part due to movie royalties? Got this for 2.
8. Fruit - The Meyer lemon is a cross between a lemon and what other fruit native to China? A bit of agonizing, but got it for 1.
9. Quarterbacks - Who were the #1 and #4 draft picks in 2004 and were eventually traded for each other - one played for the San Diego Chargers, the other for the New York Giants? Miss for 8.
10. Taglines - What HBO series used the tagline "His fame is their fortune?" And a miss for 7. And don't bother with the recent movie version of the show that came out! 
http://www.sporcle.com/blog/visual/9reading/ Missed #3.
Heading into the final: Did not write down all of the scores, but we were tied in fifth with a team whose name we did not write down, and Catholic School with Beer was in the top spot with 62 points. More Beer Less Pants, who obviously did not f--- up nearly as badly as us on wagering (go them!), were in third with 59 points.
Final category: Political Slogans
Match the recent presidential candidate with the correct presidential slogan.
Barack Obama
John McCain
Al Gore
George W. Bush
Leadership for a New Millennium
Country First
A Safer World and a More Hopeful America
Forward
We bet 20 and missed this.
Game winners: More Beer Less Pants, 79; Catholic School With Beer, 81.
Until next time, Go Pods!'
A Cthulhu-may-care group of ‘Pods converged upon Tilted Kilt Canton, MI for Sporcle Live Trivia Nights with Adrienne. This was our second meeting with our friendly rivals More Beer Less Pants during this off season. Verdict? It was a nice change of “scenery,” and the focus was obviously on just hanging out, having some off-color conversations and watching some great hockey fights on the TV screens. Really, is there any other reason to watch hockey (be honest now)? Did we forget all about the Facebook clue and blow big points on questions? Oh yes we did! Still managed to get a second place finish in game one after battling a tiebreaker. ‘Pods in attendance were Heather, Mike, Brad, Dave, Geoff, John, and guest ‘Pod Kevin (Brad’s brother), who came all the way from Westland (which is only a few miles away) to join us. We all had a good time. Big props to host Adrienne for running a very smooth show without any glitches! Our two players who were attempting a smoke break between games had to be called inside when round 2 started, but they didn’t mind!
And the questions…
1. Retailers – What retailer of casual wear founded by two men in the late 19th century uses a moose in its logo? Miss for two, we put LL Bean.
2. One-Hit-Wonders – What 1980 single by Lipps Inc. was their only Hot 100 hit? Heather all over this one (gimme the slip for big points, damn it!), 10 points.
3. Borders – Among the U.S. states that border Mexico, which one has the shortest border with Mexico? Sinker for 9, we put New Mexico. And we didn’t kill the person who insisted this was correct. Honest! Because we are the “kinder, gentler” ‘Pods team! Hey, we are trying…
4. Authors – What author has featured the character Peter Hatcher in their books? For nerd point, name two of the books featuring this character. Again, Heather all over this one for 8. This is why you have to have a woman born in the early ’70s on your team. And we said “Fudge.”
5. Film settings – IN what country is the “Temple of Doom” in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom? China, Brazil, U.S. or China? got it for 7.
6. Anatomy – Which part of the outer ear, popular for piercing, gets its name for the Latin for “goat?” Initially had it right, but went with another answer, lost our 1.
7. TV guests – what actor, who played Wesley Crusher on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” has also guest starred on “The Big Bang Theory?” Six points.
8. Baseball legends – The birthplace of what baseball legend – Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle or Lou Gehrig – is on Emory Street in Baltimore? Brad all over this for 4, nice work!
9. Albums – What band released three studio albums in the ’90s including “The Color and the Shape” and “There is Nothing Left to Lose?” Completely unnecessary miss for 3. Yes, completely unnecessary miss. But [SPOILER] we make up for it later!
10. Cars – What model of car produced by GM, introduced in 2004, replaced the Cavalier and shares its name with an element on the Periodic Table? What? Malibu isn’t a Periodic Table element? Kidding, we got this for 5.
Mystery: This date in history
1. In 1921, a GM engineer discovered that adding what to gasoline would reduce engine knocks? And apparently also make children much more interesting if said item is added to tasty, tasty paint chips. No one can eat just one!
2. 1990 – Lech Walesa was elected president of what European country?
3. 1983 – Film starring Al Pacino opened in theaters.
4. 1835 – Texan Army captured what city in its War of Independence?
Missed #2.
Heading into the final: Eleven teams with scores ranging from 17 to 54, with Prestige Worldwide taking the top spot. We were tied for fifth with This is Catholic School of Beer, and one of our friendly rivals More Beer Less Pants was just ahead of us with 53 points.
Final category: TV Theme Songs
The Who’s song “Who Are You” was used as the theme song for its original CSI series. What two other Who songs were used for theme songs in other CSI series? Got them both for 20 points. This placed us in a tiebreaker with This is the Catholic School of Beer.
Tiebreaker: How many Foo Fighters songs have hit the Billboard Hot 100 charts? Host Adrienne allowed two team members to answer the tiebreaker. Thank goodness one of them was Dave, because we came closest to the correct guess of 29 by putting down 17. Nicely done, Dave!
Game Two
1. TV personalities – What TV personality coined the word “truthiness”, which was the Merriam Webster word of the year in 2006? Got this for 10.
2. SCIENCE! – Keplerian, Newtonian, and Gregorian are all types of what type of scientific instrument? Somehow managed to talk us out of the right answer. Strange witchcraft was at work. Miss for 3.
3. Protests – In North America, “Buy Nothing Day,” in which consumers are advised to (duh) buy nothing, is celebrated on what day? An easy one for a team with a retail slave in the mix, got this for 5.
4. Cheerleaders – What MLB team has a dance squad called the Six Shooters? NOTE this is not a racy anatomical reference like in the ’80s girl band Appolonia Six. Or maybe it is? Heather came up with right guess here for 4.
5. Animated Movies – In the 1995 film “Tarzan,” Rosie O’Donnell provides the voice of what type of animal, who is Tarzan’s best friend Terk? For nerd point, what type of animal is Tarzan’s friend Tantor? Amazingly got both, not sure how this happened, but nice? Six points.
6. World Capitals – In what country is the southernmost capital of the world – New Zealand, Australia, Chile, or South Africa? Nine points.
7. Rich People – What cartoonist became the richest dead cartoonist in the world in 2015, in part due to movie royalties? Got this for 2.
8. Fruit – The Meyer lemon is a cross between a lemon and what other fruit native to China? A bit of agonizing, but got it for 1.
9. Quarterbacks – Who were the #1 and #4 draft picks in 2004 and were eventually traded for each other – one played for the San Diego Chargers, the other for the New York Giants? Miss for 8.
10. Taglines – What HBO series used the tagline “His fame is their fortune?” And a miss for 7. And don’t bother with the recent movie version of the show that came out!
http://www.sporcle.com/blog/visual/9reading/ Missed #3.
Heading into the final: Did not write down all of the scores, but we were tied in fifth with a team whose name we did not write down, and Catholic School with Beer was in the top spot with 62 points. More Beer Less Pants, who obviously did not f— up nearly as badly as us on wagering (go them!), were in third with 59 points.
Final category: Political Slogans
Match the recent presidential candidate with the correct presidential slogan.
Barack Obama
John McCain
Al Gore
George W. Bush
Leadership for a New Millennium
Country First
A Safer World and a More Hopeful America
Forward
We bet 20 and missed this.
Game winners: More Beer Less Pants, 79; Catholic School With Beer, 81.
Until next time, Go Pods!
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