Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 107 teams across 12 venues, but the game of the night took place at Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, where our host Scott had his hands full with a record crowd of 23 TEAMS!
We began Wednesdays game with a heaping bowl of Lucky Charms cereal, followed by a visit to Fenway Park and a three-part question in which each answer consisted of a rhyming phrase: Hocus Pocus, Bee’s Knees, and Space Race. After closing the first round with a look at national flags, we saw 11 teams earn a perfect first round score.
Wednesday’s audio question featured a mix of TV, films, and pop music, as we asked our teams to identify three portmanteau titles. We listed to clips from the animated series “Futurama”, the comedic film “Idiocracy”, and the chart-topping single “Fergalicious”. The second round also included questions about the Three Mile Island disaster, the Jack Kerouac novel “On the Road”, and this question which proved to be the most difficult of the first half:
–> Perhaps better known for a novel that was adapted into a 1970 feature film, author Erich Segal co-wrote the screenplay for which animated film of 1968, in which Pepperland is threatened by the Blue Meanies?
Just under half of our teams responded correctly with “Yellow Submarine”. Seven teams tallied 36 second round points en route to a perfect score.
Brand names with the letter ‘Q’ highlighted Wednesday’s halftime page, which yielded perfect scores to 16% of the field while the overall average reached 16.9 points. Here is your halftime leaderboard from Wednesday night:
- The Dog Ate Our Team Name (Quinn’s): 92
- Half Nelsons (Brookside): 92
- Tokyo Tentacle Storm (Belles’): 92
- Please Return My Pens (Memories): 91
- SIX TEAMS TIED WITH 90 POINTS
Wednesday’s second half began with a three-part question regarding TV characters, before moving on to the topics of One Direction songs and fabrics of India. Next up, the most difficult wagering question of the night was a sports question asked in the A+B=C format:
Part A = the number of days it takes to complete an Olympic Decathlon.
Part B = the number of events in the Olympic Decathlon in which competitors throw something.
It appears that most of our teams did not know that the entire Olympic decathlon takes place in TWO days. As a result, only 19% of our teams earned points on this question, and none of our teams recorded a perfect third round.
Final round topics from Wednesday night included Oscar-winning actors, the islands of Polynesia, and Solar System atmospheres. After closing the round with a Three Clues question concerning “Vanity Fair” (both the novel and the magazine), we saw three teams earn a perfect final round score: Kitten Mittens (Quinn’s), Fan Club (Silo Falls), and Ultimate Source Source (Dragon Hops). Here is Wednesday’s leaderboard after four rounds of play:
- The Dog Ate Our Team Name (Quinn’s): 163
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s): 161
- My Black Hole Just Exploded (Quinn’s): 160
- Half Nelsons (Brookside): 159
- Kitten Mittens (Quinn’s): 158
- Tokyo Tentacle Storm (Belles’): 158
WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (46.9% success rate):
–> Which male first name can be found at the beginning of words meaning a gambling system involving continually doubling stakes, a strict disciplinarian, a procedure performed during the dry-cleaning process, and a Caribbean island administered as part of France?
Just under half of our teams responded correctly with Martin (martingale, martinet, Martinizing, Martinique). Congratulations to My Black Hole Just Exploded (Quinn’s) and Tokyo Tentacle Storm (Belles’), who posted the only Perfect 21 of the night by answering every wagering question correctly. Here is your final Wednesday laederboard:
- The Dog Ate Our Team Name (Quinn’s): 174
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s): 173
- My Black Hole Just Exploded (Quinn’s): 172
- Half Nelsons (Brookside): 171
- Kitten Mittens (Quinn’s): 170
- Chunky Lover (Memories): 168
- Satan’s School for Girls (Memories): 168
- Onomatopenis (Quinn’s): 167
- Tokyo Tentacle Storm (Belles’): 166
- Flight Level Awesome (Belles’): 165
The Dog Ate Our Team Name (Quinn’s) sets a new PHT record by recording at least 170 points in four consecutive games.
Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Clemson Football)
Valley Grill in Middletown, MD: Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (Next week’s first category: Ohio)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Tentacle Storm (Next week’s first category: Mulloscs)
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD: Pickled (Next week’s first category: Jack Nicklaus)
Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD: Ask Before You Reach Around Me (Next week’s first category: “Futurama”)
Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD: Devan is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (Next week’s first category: Redneck Mythology)
Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: The Dog Ate Our Team Name (Next week’s first category: “Parks and Recreation”)
Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Thunder Business (Next week’s first category: African Flags)
Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA: Here For the Beer (Next week’s first category: Dental Anatomy)
GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Balls Around the World (Next week’s first category: Famous Criminals)
Manor at Silo Falls in Brookeville, MD: We Like Beer (Next week’s first category: “Total Drama”)
Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA: ON HIATUS (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: Sanitation System of Taipei)
Memories in Mount, Airy, MD: Chunky Lover (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Ted Bundy or Al Bundy?)
Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD: Half Nelsons (Next week’s first category: Italian Food)