Sandwiched around the Summer Fling championships were five games of weekend trivia and the start of Season XX! These games welcomed a total of 62 teams.
Opening round topics from last weekend’s games included Little Miss Muffet, the mythological figure of Narcissus, and the U.S. Constitution. Each of our two weekend games featured a rather difficult bonus question. On Friday, only three out of 46 teams knew that former “Wonder Woman” actress Lynda Carter appeared in the “Super Troopers” film series. The following night, only two of our Saturday teams knew that Dean Winters portrays the character of Mayhem in advertisements for Allstate insurance. The only perfect score of the first round was posted by Uncle Jack (Belles’).
Friday’s audio question featured three “nationality” songs: “Walk Like an Egyptian” by The Bangles, “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors, and “Russian Roulette” by Rihanna. Meanwhile, Saturday’s game featured clips from three Tom Cruise films: “Rain Man”, “Jerry Maguire”, and “War of the Worlds”. Other second round topics included the Bash Brothers (Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco), the TV game show “Classic Concentration”, and Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. The only perfect score of the second round was posted by Demented and Sad But Social (Belles’).
Skyscrapers and film sets were the featured topics in our weekend halftime pages, which combined to yield seven perfect scores and an overall average of 17.3 points. Here is your weekend leaderboard at the halftime break:
- Demented and Sad But Social (Belles’): 92
- Mad Facts: Query Road (Vanish): 87
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza): 87
- SIX TEAMS TIED WITH 86 POINTS
Third round topics from last weekend included the TV show “The X Factor”, the films of Hugh Grant, U.S. World War I General John Pershing, and schnapps. The most difficult wagering question of the weekend was asked at the close of Saturday’s third round, as only three of our Saturday teams could name any one of books of the Bible which contain only one chapter: A: Obadiah, Philemon, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude. None of our weekend teams earned a perfect third round score.
In our final rounds, we played the classic video game “Galaga”, missed 5,000 free throw attempts with Shaq and Wilt, learned a valuable lesson from “Supernanny”, enjoyed a drink of mocha, and figured out the difference between WWE and WCW. After a difficult third round, three teams posted a perfect final round score of 36 points : Backstreet Boys (Vanish), DC Swampers (Frey’s), and Biscuit Snatchers (Frey’s). These were your highest scoring weekend teams after four rounds of play:
- Mad Facts: Query Road (Vanish): 156
- DC Swampers (Frey’s): 155
- Demented and Sad But Social (Belles’): 154
- Hoofhearted (Springfield Manor): 153
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza): 151
- His and Her Peas (Vanish): 151
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (28.3% success rate):
–> A psychological disorder known as trichopagia is defined as the compulsive eating of human hair. This condition often leads to a digestive disorder informally named for which fictional character?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (66.7% success rate):
–> Which publication once described itself using the slogan “The Daily Diary of the American Dream”?
The correct answers to these questions were Rapunzel and the Wall Street Journal. Congratulations to His and Her Peas (Vanish), who posted the only Perfect 21 last weekend after answering every wagering question correctly. Here is your final overall leaderboard:
- His and Her Peas (Vanish): 163
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza): 158
- Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Pretzel & Pizza): 157
- DC Swampers (Frey’s): 156
- Biscuit Snatchers (Frey’s): 155
- Brown Chicken Brown Cow (Frey’s): 154
- Demented and Sad But Social (Belles’): 151
- This is How We Go Down (Belles’): 150
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 149
- Ruperts (Springfield Manor): 149
LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Ruperts (Next week’s first category: 20th Century Popes)
Black Walnut at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME ON SEP. 20: Triple 50/50 – Dwayne or Wayne?)
Frey’s Brewing in Mount Airy, MD: DC Swampers (NEXT GAME ON SEP. 27: Apollo Space Program)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: His and Her Peas (NEXT GAME ON SEP. 20: “Seinfeld”)
868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME ON SEP. 28 – First category: Military History)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Demented and Sad But Social (Next week’s first category: MAD Magazine)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Irish Beer Mafia (Next week’s first category: Maryland Terps Football)