Trivia Recap – Jan. 10, 2017 – Powell’s Pub

You know it’s a bad omen when a trivia team with a marine animal as its mascot flunks a question about…marine animals. That was among many unceremonious flubs in Monday’s My Trivia Live game at Powell’s Pub. But my mission to recruit a player for an upcoming theme trivia night proved to be successful, so I’ll take whatever small victories the trivia gods decide to bestow upon me! This time it was just Mike and I waging the fateful trivia battle. And the questions…
Round One
1. Movies – What former WWE star was in the 2010 film “Tooth Fairy?” Mike has a nerdy fantasy about playing in a “Dungeons & Dragons” campaign with this man. And Mike Myers, too…fantasies. Don’t you love ’em? And I want Seth MacFarlane to sit in on a trivia game sometime…5
2. Magazines – In what decade did the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition debut? Made so much sense when the answer was revealed (see photo tie in). Yes, a majority of our page followers are male, lol! Miss for 1.
3. Games – On a standard BINGO card, in what letter column would you find the “free” space? 3
Round Two
1. TV – What Disney network show was originally supposed to have the title “Alexis Texas?” Mike with right guess for 3.
2. Mascots – A precursor to the Budweiser “Spuds” mascot, what beer company used the dog Alex in its advertisements? I mentioned this question to a co-worker around my age, and he instantly remembered this commercial. Those advertisers back then were really on their games! But we missed this for FIVE. Ouch.
3. Theme Songs – What TV show that ran from 1974 to 1984 used the song “Rock Around the Clock” as its theme song? For an extra three point bonus, what classic children’s show theme song had the lyrics, “Come along and sing a song and join the jamboree?” Got the three points plus the main question.
Round Three
1. Professions – If someone is a fletcher, what do they make? What? Not murder mysteries? 😉 Got this for 5.
2. States – How many U.S. states border Idaho? Off by one, Brad, who went to college in this state, may have helped here. Miss for 1.
3. Geometry – A supplemental angle adds up to how many degrees? Apparently we “don’t know much about geometry.” Isn’t that a song lyric? Miss for 3.
Halftime – Identify the four U.S. states which were the last to be added back to the union after the U.S. Civil War
Got two of them.
Standings…did not take good notes, but we were down there pretty low. Ugh.
Round Four
1. Films – Which film, starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift, was about a cattle drive to Abilene, Kansas? Newsletter clue, 6.
2. Bands – What ’60s band had hits with “Daydream Believer” and “I’m a Believer?” 4
3. Rhymes – In the nursery rhyme “As I Was Going to St. Ives,” how many wives did the man have? And here is where a “heckler” sitting near us, new to the game, was a bit rude and loudly blurted out, “He can’t even read,” because the host George initially mispronounced St. Ives. Rude…thankfully this was the last such outburst of the game. Mike was all over this for 6 (I am so happy when he knows these weird answers right away without even consulting me)!
Round Five
1. Soundtracks – Other than “Highlander,” for what other film did the rock band Queen compose the soundtrack? Savior of the universe! 6.
2. History – Nell Gwyn was the longtime mistress of what English king? Our “whore” knowledge was a bit lacking here, miss for 2. It’s hard enough learning the names of all of those kings, let alone their concubines! Obscurity central!
3. Marine Animals – What kind of animal is known by the scientific name cubazoa? We are not slouches on these kinds of questions normally, but MISS for 4.
Round Six
1. Plays – Written by Agatha Christie, what play about a murder mystery is her longest running, debuting in 1952? Miss for SIX. This ain’t our game!
2. Maff – A googol is a one followed by how many zeroes? Zero points here…miss for 2.
3. Alcohol – What is the main alcohol used in making a daiquiri? 4
Standings: We were in fifth going into the final with 46 points.
Final category – Toys
What LEGO set, which is commercially available, is made up of the largest number of pieces and can be used to build a replica of a landmark? SO many landmarks to think about. we didn’t wager on this, hoping enough other teams would wager and fail. That was not to be…Until next time, which will be Wednesday at the Wurst Bar for our “regular” ‘Pods outing. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, King Charles 2! Whoremonger…. 🙂

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