Trivia Recap – May 11, 2017 – Wurst Bar

Our trivia team is kind of like a professional sports team…sometimes we put our “star” players on the bench! Brad agreed to sit out Wednesday’s game so that he could join us for tonight’s game at Original Gravity Brewing Co., where we will attempt to improve our fortunes after a couple of sub-par games. It’s not unusual for us to get sluggish starts to trivia seasons…As for Wednesday’s My Trivia Live game at The Wurst Bar, the trivia season is winding down, with just two games to go. We remain in first place here (bonus points earned by our competitors notwithstanding) in the standings with 764 points as of last night’s game. We won a $30/first place prize and had just 56 points going into the final question. We made some major flubs on some of those questions! Read on to learn more…
Round One
1. Space – Which astronaut traveled in space more than 35 years after his first flight?
2. History – Which Massachusetts town was the scene of witch trials in 1682?
3. Advertising – Whose 2005 advertising campaign featured an “easy” button?
Got this whole round…
Round Two
1. Sports – What sport, which can be agered upon, is legal in 10 U.S. states but is only practiced in six of those states? Miss for 3.
2. Movies – What type of creature is Gizmo in the 1984 film “Gremlins?”
3. Landmarks – What man-made structure has segments that go back as far as the seventh century B.C.?
Round Three
1. Video Games – What video game was created after the creator failed to get the rights to use “Popeye” characters?
2. Literature – “The Salinas Valley” was the working title of what John Steinbeck novel? No teams got this, so we had this replacement question….
2. Music – Which Roman god was the subject of a song by Frankie Avalon?
3. Anatomy – An area between two large bones called a coxa is better known by what name? Miss for 5. Ugh…
Halftime – ’80s Music Lyrics
Identify the song based on the following lyrics…
1. “Tommy used to work on the docks…” This one is for you, Kimberly!
2. “She’s a very kinky girl…”
3. “Don’t step out of this house if that’s the clothes you’re gonna wear.”
4. “You put the boom-boom into my heart….”
Hiccuped a little on #4, until John hummed a few bars. Then Mike and I recognized it…
Got all of these.
Scores: Eleven teams, scores 17 to 39, with Team Pants in first. We were tied for second with the Ypsi Gypsies with 32 points.
Round Four
1. Names – What name is actress Kathleen Collins better known by? Newsletter clue…
2. Presidents – What U.S. president said, “I love sports. Whenever I can, I always listen to the Detroit Tigers on the radio”
3. Landmarks – In 1965, the Hamilton River in Grand Falls, Canada took on the name of what famous Brit? Miss for 2.
Round Five
1. Musical – “Shall We Dance” is a song from what musical? Initially had right guess, but changed it to the the wrong one…
2. Cars – What is the last name of car manufacturer Walter, who started a company in 1925 with what remained of the Maxwell Motor Co.?
3. Wine – From the French, the word “chambre” means what when it comes to serving wine?
Round Six
1. Baseball Nicknames – J. Hanna Dean was better known by what nickname?
2. Alcohol – What herbal liquor developed by Alexander Legrand in the 19th century was put into unique bottles and was claimed to be created by monks? Miss for 6…picked another liquor made by monks and placed into “unique” bottles…
3. Animated Movies – What cartoon character appears as the sorcerer’s apprentice in the 1940 film “Fantasia?” An easy one to finish the game.
Scores: Eleven teams, scores 20 to 71, with Team Pants in first. We were tied for second with 56 with the Ypsi Gypsies.
Final Category – Actors
What is the better known name of the actor born Alphonse D’Abbruzzo, who won Emmy awards in the 1970s? John was all over this…
Standings: Tipsy Gypsies, 87; Gothika, 99; and ‘Pods, 112.

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