Trivia Recap -Dec. 21, 2015- ABC Brewpub (Ann Arbor)

'Two 'Pods visited Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor Sunday for Sporcle Trivia Nights With Charlie. One of them did the "solo challenge," the other, Geoff, played on a non-league team with a couple of colleagues. This happened because of mutual agreement, and because the more teams, the merrier, right? The whole "solo" thing is part of an ongoing experiment which is perfect for the off-season of trivia, we'll leave it at that! The solo player took one second-place prize in game two, and 116 points for the night, we have no report on how the "other" team with a 'Pod fared. But the three-person team What The Shibboleth took first in game one, so a special shout out to them! And also Apollo 15, who took first in game two.
And the questions...
1. Informercials - What bathroom product seen in infomercials advertises itself as being able to help you with your golf game while you take care of "other business?" And NO teams got this one, we missed it for 2. We don't normally reveal answers in re-caps, but we're going to this time so that readers can search for "Potty Putter" in google images to see how utterly stupid this product is. Even we're not so tasteless as to use a picture of this product with this re-cap (though we are pretty tasteless, we will admit!). This product would be perfect for a bathroom that is only used by one person!
2. NFL Players - Quarterback Brett Favre played the last two seasons of his career for what NFL team? Picked another team he played for after the Packers, but not the right one for this question. Miss for 1.
3. Song Locations - According to the John Cougar song "Jack and Diane," where did Jack and Diane "suck on a chili dog?" We said "suck..." And got our first correct answer of the night!
4. Artwork - "The Art of Leadership: A President's Perspective" is a series of oil portraits of foreign leaders done by what former U.S. president? Made wrong guess here. This guy had talent? Not according to critics... Miss for 5.
5. The Moon - Within 1, how many Apollo missions landed a person on the moon? Way off here, miss for 3. Wonder if the "Apollo 15" team got this one right? :)
6. Cars - what was the last name of automotive pioneer whose first initials were REO? Yay, a car question! Wanted to go higher than 4 on this one, but was gun-shy because of the 5-point miss.
7. Directors - Who co-starred and directed in the 2008 film "Tropic Thunder?" Got it for 9.
8. U.S. Capitals - Which state's capital lies on the banks of the Susquehanna River? Got it for 8.
9. Pastries - In "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," what type of pastry is stolen from the Queen of Hearts, leading to a trial? Seven points.
10. Adaptations - What 2010 TV comedy/drama was loosely based on a 1989 film of the same name and was the second such TV adaptation of that movie? Nope. Dropped our six pointer.
Mystery: Movie Sequel Subtitles - ID the movie franchise based on the subtitle of one of its sequels.
1. The Secret of the Ooze
2. Golden Receiver
3. Red, White, and Blonde
4. Citizens on Patrol
Got them all.
Heading into the final: Nine teams played, the top five scores were: Geoff's team, 43; Quiz/Bed, Bath and Beyonce, 48 (tied), Zach, Miri and Cthulhu make an Oscar-Nominated Tentacle Porno, 49; and Dirty Harrys, (aka What the Shibboleth), 57.
Final Category: Nobel Prizes
U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in part due to successfully mediating a war fought mostly in East Asia. What two countries were combatants in that war? Wagered 9 on this because I had no Brad or Mike to help, and managed to get just one of the countries right.. Bed Bath and Beyonce got second on a zero bet, and What the Shibboleth got it right and took first place. On to the next game, which will go a bit better...
Game Two
1. Actresses - Actress Laura Prepon plays a character named Alex on what comedy-drama series? Ten points.
2. Magic - What word derived from Aramaic translates roughly into "I create as I speak?" Good guess for 9.
3. Children's Books - Which Dr. Seuss book features a character named Knox, who speaks in tongue-twisters? Miss for 3.
4. Pitchers - Name of the New York Yankees pitchers to have pitched a perfect game in the '90s? FB clue.
5. Asian Countries - Sherpas, an ethnic group known for being elite mountaineers, are from what Asian country? Seven points.
6. '90s Movies - Audio clip of a '92 film with a martial arts theme and children. Never saw it, miss for 1.
7. Medicine - What branch of medicine is concerned with the use of X-rays in diagnosing and treating disease? Six points.
8. Guitars - Not including anything sharp or flat, name one of the two notes on a standard six-string guitar that are not open notes? Wow a music question AND a cars question? Early Christmas presents, yay! Got it for 5, plus nerd bonus point for knowing both. Interestingly enough, both of the 'Pods who actually play guitar were at this game playing separately. What are the odds? :) And Brad plays the banjo. We should start a band, lol! Gee, who will do our album cover art? Hmmm....
9. Laws - What clause in the U.S. Constitution makes it mandatory for each state to respect the judicial proceedings of other states? Nope, miss for 2.
10. Shoes - What is the name of the boat shoe made by the Sperry company? Four points.
Visual Mystery: http://www.sporcle.com/blog/visual/20holiday/ Missed #1. Those woman looked Asian, that threw me off!
Heading into the final: 14 teams with scores ranging from 31 to 61, with What the Shibboleth/aka Dirty Harrys again taking the top spot. Miskatonic U. was tied for third with 56 points. Yes, in case you didn't figure it out, our name in game one was "Zach, Miri and Cthulhu Make an Oscar Nominated Tentacle Porno." Interesting we used the qualifier "Oscar Nominated." Prophetic? 
Final Category: Academy Award Nominations
What actor has received Academy Award acting nominations for playing a fictitious former astronaut named Garrett Breedlove, playwright Eugene O'Neill, and a character named only Buddusky? Wagered 20 on this and got it correct. It's strange how the brain works...this particular player actually never saw the movie in which this actor played Garrett Breedlove, but that was the name that clinched the correct answer. She did, however, see the long, long, movie in which he played Eugene O'Neill. Nominated for Best Picture in 1981. This movie was so long it had an INTERMISSION. One-hundred ninety-five minutes! Now imagine seeing that on a cold-ass winter night when you're 9! Yeah, yeah, such a rough childhood, I know! Parents torturing me by taking me to see Oscar-nominated films (Kramer vs. Kramer, too). It was all for the best...what now? Final standings? OK!
Miskatonic U., 76, Apollo 15, 77. Our team is doing a "blitz" to use gift cards this week  and will be playing Heidelberg on Tuesday. Then a much-needed break for Festivus. Go Pods!'
Two ‘Pods visited Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor Sunday for Sporcle Trivia Nights With Charlie. One of them did the “solo challenge,” the other, Geoff, played on a non-league team with a couple of colleagues. This happened because of mutual agreement, and because the more teams, the merrier, right? The whole “solo” thing is part of an ongoing experiment which is perfect for the off-season of trivia, we’ll leave it at that! The solo player took one second-place prize in game two, and 116 points for the night, we have no report on how the “other” team with a ‘Pod fared. But the three-person team What The Shibboleth took first in game one, so a special shout out to them! And also Apollo 15, who took first in game two.
And the questions…
1. Informercials – What bathroom product seen in infomercials advertises itself as being able to help you with your golf game while you take care of “other business?” And NO teams got this one, we missed it for 2. We don’t normally reveal answers in re-caps, but we’re going to this time so that readers can search for “Potty Putter” in google images to see how utterly stupid this product is. Even we’re not so tasteless as to use a picture of this product with this re-cap (though we are pretty tasteless, we will admit!). This product would be perfect for a bathroom that is only used by one person!
2. NFL Players – Quarterback Brett Favre played the last two seasons of his career for what NFL team? Picked another team he played for after the Packers, but not the right one for this question. Miss for 1.
3. Song Locations – According to the John Cougar song “Jack and Diane,” where did Jack and Diane “suck on a chili dog?” We said “suck…” And got our first correct answer of the night!
4. Artwork – “The Art of Leadership: A President’s Perspective” is a series of oil portraits of foreign leaders done by what former U.S. president? Made wrong guess here. This guy had talent? Not according to critics… Miss for 5.
5. The Moon – Within 1, how many Apollo missions landed a person on the moon? Way off here, miss for 3. Wonder if the “Apollo 15” team got this one right? 🙂
6. Cars – what was the last name of automotive pioneer whose first initials were REO? Yay, a car question! Wanted to go higher than 4 on this one, but was gun-shy because of the 5-point miss.
7. Directors – Who co-starred and directed in the 2008 film “Tropic Thunder?” Got it for 9.
8. U.S. Capitals – Which state’s capital lies on the banks of the Susquehanna River? Got it for 8.
9. Pastries – In “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” what type of pastry is stolen from the Queen of Hearts, leading to a trial? Seven points.
10. Adaptations – What 2010 TV comedy/drama was loosely based on a 1989 film of the same name and was the second such TV adaptation of that movie? Nope. Dropped our six pointer.
Mystery: Movie Sequel Subtitles – ID the movie franchise based on the subtitle of one of its sequels.
1. The Secret of the Ooze
2. Golden Receiver
3. Red, White, and Blonde
4. Citizens on Patrol
Got them all.
Heading into the final: Nine teams played, the top five scores were: Geoff’s team, 43; Quiz/Bed, Bath and Beyonce, 48 (tied), Zach, Miri and Cthulhu make an Oscar-Nominated Tentacle Porno, 49; and Dirty Harrys, (aka What the Shibboleth), 57.
Final Category: Nobel Prizes
U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in part due to successfully mediating a war fought mostly in East Asia. What two countries were combatants in that war? Wagered 9 on this because I had no Brad or Mike to help, and managed to get just one of the countries right.. Bed Bath and Beyonce got second on a zero bet, and What the Shibboleth got it right and took first place. On to the next game, which will go a bit better…
Game Two
1. Actresses – Actress Laura Prepon plays a character named Alex on what comedy-drama series? Ten points.
2. Magic – What word derived from Aramaic translates roughly into “I create as I speak?” Good guess for 9.
3. Children’s Books – Which Dr. Seuss book features a character named Knox, who speaks in tongue-twisters? Miss for 3.
4. Pitchers – Name of the New York Yankees pitchers to have pitched a perfect game in the ’90s? FB clue.
5. Asian Countries – Sherpas, an ethnic group known for being elite mountaineers, are from what Asian country? Seven points.
6. ’90s Movies – Audio clip of a ’92 film with a martial arts theme and children. Never saw it, miss for 1.
7. Medicine – What branch of medicine is concerned with the use of X-rays in diagnosing and treating disease? Six points.
8. Guitars – Not including anything sharp or flat, name one of the two notes on a standard six-string guitar that are not open notes? Wow a music question AND a cars question? Early Christmas presents, yay! Got it for 5, plus nerd bonus point for knowing both. Interestingly enough, both of the ‘Pods who actually play guitar were at this game playing separately. What are the odds? 🙂And Brad plays the banjo. We should start a band, lol! Gee, who will do our album cover art? Hmmm….
9. Laws – What clause in the U.S. Constitution makes it mandatory for each state to respect the judicial proceedings of other states? Nope, miss for 2.
10. Shoes – What is the name of the boat shoe made by the Sperry company? Four points.
Visual Mystery: http://www.sporcle.com/blog/visual/20holiday/ Missed #1. Those woman looked Asian, that threw me off!
Heading into the final: 14 teams with scores ranging from 31 to 61, with What the Shibboleth/aka Dirty Harrys again taking the top spot. Miskatonic U. was tied for third with 56 points. Yes, in case you didn’t figure it out, our name in game one was “Zach, Miri and Cthulhu Make an Oscar Nominated Tentacle Porno.” Interesting we used the qualifier “Oscar Nominated.” Prophetic?
Final Category: Academy Award Nominations
What actor has received Academy Award acting nominations for playing a fictitious former astronaut named Garrett Breedlove, playwright Eugene O’Neill, and a character named only Buddusky? Wagered 20 on this and got it correct. It’s strange how the brain works…this particular player actually never saw the movie in which this actor played Garrett Breedlove, but that was the name that clinched the correct answer. She did, however, see the long, long, movie in which he played Eugene O’Neill. Nominated for Best Picture in 1981. This movie was so long it had an INTERMISSION. One-hundred ninety-five minutes! Now imagine seeing that on a cold-ass winter night when you’re 9! Yeah, yeah, such a rough childhood, I know! Parents torturing me by taking me to see Oscar-nominated films (Kramer vs. Kramer, too). It was all for the best…what now? Final standings? OK!
Miskatonic U., 76, Apollo 15, 77. Our team is doing a “blitz” to use gift cards this week and will be playing Heidelberg on Tuesday. Then a much-needed break for Festivus. Go Pods!
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