Trivia Recap – March 9, 2017, Corner Brewery

Ah, memories. Mike and I popped into Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery for its trivia night Wednesday for Sporcle With Tim. Our power at home had been flickering on and off, so we decided to head out there a bit early, arriving at about 6:10, a full 50 minutes before game time. Within about five minutes, most of the tables in the trivia area were already claimed. There were 22 teams in the mix in game one! We only stayed for one game, since our regular My Trivia Live game at The Wurst Bar began at 8. Thanks to Matt from Spaceballs 3: Revenge of the Schwartz for typing up the questions.
Game One
1. Animators: Ub Iwerks was an animator and cartoonist who co-created which iconic cartoon character in 1928?
Does anyone else think the first cartoon created by these people sounds like a lewd sex act, or is that just me? 🙂 10
2. Fables: In one of Aesop’s Fables meant to express the virtue of hard work and planning, one insect prepares for winter while the other does not. Name both insects.
Mike was all over this, since he could only stay for a few questions, I was happy he was here for this one! And he drew a really cute picture of one of these insects. Gee, I wonder why our green pens always run out of ink so much quicker than the others…hmmm…9
3. Movie Plots: Project Mayhem, an organization that spreads anti-consumerism ideas and trains itself as an army to bring down modern civilization, is part of the plot of what 1999 film?
First DVD we bought! And I’m not supposed to talk about this…8
4. Commercials: What soft drink fills in the blank in the dialogue from a 2017 Super Bowl commercial: “I’d never tell you to drink *blank* even if I were in a commercial for *blank*, which I am?” Bonus: what athlete appears in the commercial?
Good guess on both. Yay me for knowing a sportsballish question!
5. England: Which of the following English cities is located farthest north: Manchester, Plymouth, Birmingham, or London? My initial gut instinct was correct, unfortunately I went with another guess, miss for 5.
6. Organizations: What sports organization was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968? I read a book about the Kennedy women a few years ago…yay books!
7. Musicals: Identify the musical based on an audio clip of an instrumental version of a song from the show
“(BLANK)…All alone in the moonlight
I can dream of the old days
Life was beautiful then
I remember the time I knew what happiness was
Let the (blank) live again.” Sound pretty? Well, it’s being being sung by someone dressed as an animal, in a costume that appears to have been designed by someone on acid, imho…
8. Crime Dramas: Which Amazon Video crime drama co-created by Bryan Cranston and starring Giovanni Ribisi shares its name with a type of pool cue designed for hustling?
Goose egg on both. Don’t know pool slang, and know even less about Amazon video. But again another answer that sounds like a lewd sex act. What’s up with these filthy trivia question answers, Sporcle? 🙂 Maybe I just have a dirty mind…
9. Holidays: Since 1978, National Grandparents Day has been celebrated in the US annually in which month? Good guess.
10. Surgery: In 1967, doctor Christian Barnard performed the first human to human transplant of what organ?
Wrong freaking organ. Oops…
Mystery Round: Stock Ticker Quickfire
Currently, 22 of the 26 possible single letter ticker symbols on the New York Stock Exchange are in use. Name the four that are not.
Nope, nope, nope and nope…
Scores: 22 teams, scores 31 to 62 with Nation of Quizlam in first. I was about smack in the middle with 51 points, tied for 13th with one other team.
Final Category: Hockey Coaches (Yikes! I can name hockey teams, and am lucky if I can name five hockey players! Can I make like an octopus and go swim under a rock for a while? Again, yikes!)
Final Question: Scotty Bowman coached five NHL teams during his career, including the Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Detroit Red Wings. Name one of the other two teams that he coached.
Final standings: ???, third with 68; Ennui, 76 and Money Badgers, 78.
Game Two (from here on out I’ll just indicate “yup” or “nope” as to whether I know these since I did not actually play this question set)
1. 90s TV: Which 1990s TV character is associated with a choreographed dance to Tom Jones’s first hit single?
Huh? Uh, nope. I can name two Tom Jones songs – “It’s Not Unusual” and “What’s New, Pussycat.” And he was on “The Simpsons” once (very funny episode). And this exhausts my Tom Jones knowledge.
2. Employers: Name one of the two non-government entities that employ the most people worldwide. Bonus for both.
Nope.
3. Animals: What semi-aquatic mammal from the same family as weasels and ferrets has two species, American and European, and is highly prized for its fur?
Yup. And I want a preserve with these animals, they are SO cute! I could watch them at the Detroit zoo all day!
4. Directors: Who wrote and directed the 1977 film The Hills Have Eyes, the 1982 film Swamp Thing, and the 2010 film My Soul to Take?
Nope, but I should know this…
5. Nobel Prizes: How old was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize: 20, 30, 35, or 40?
Nope.
6. Boxing: A 1980 fight between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Durán famously ended near the end of the eighth round when Durán turned to the referee and uttered what two word Spanish phrase?
Survey says, as to whether I know this? Nope.
7. Featured Artists: What R&B singer was featured on three Billboard top 10 hits by Ja Rule in the early 2000s, including the #1 hit “Always On Time?”
Nope. Glad I didn’t stick around for this game. Who wants squid sushi? Anyone?
8. Country Names: What is the only country with a common English name that contains the letter K twice?
Yup. And the second question of this horrible, horrible round that I know the answer to!
9. Hot, Hot, Hot: Named in part for the area of the US where it was first grown, what was named the world’s hottest chili pepper by Guinness World Records in 2013?
And we had an MTL question about this fairly recently which we missed, so yup…
10. Video Game Characters: What character, a red echidna, first debuted as an antagonist in the 1994 video game Sonic the Hedgehog 3? Nope.
Mystery: Only know the one where he’s holding the axe, but with a team, may have gotten a couple of more at least.
Did not play this game, so no scores…needless to say mine would have been pretty awful! And then of course there’s THIS final question (why oh why couldn’t it have been the final for game one? Whine…pout…sulk…)
Final Category: Magazines
Final Question: In 1982, Time magazine honored something other than a person or group of people in its annual Person of the Year issue. What was the recipient of the honor?
And we’ve had this question in MTL games at least couple of times in some way, shape or form…and it always reminds me of my brother, who no longer follows this page because he didn’t like a post I did about Beyonce a while back. That’s OK, Mike, I still love you! 🙂 If any of you are still reading, my brother is in Lake Placid, NY right now because his daughter, Anabel, is competing in cross-country skiing competition. Yes, this is where the Olympics were, and I’m so proud of her! This girl was skiing almost as soon as she was walking, but in the U.P. what other way is there to get around? 🙂 Back to trivia…I’ll have a recap posted of our Wednesday game at Wurst in just a bit! Until next time, which will be tonight, when we’ll have a “benchwarmer” playing as us! Sorry, there will be no recap of tonight’s game. I might try to dig up a “rerun” or something for you guys to read. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Tyler Durden!

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