A Die Hard Weekend of Pour House Trivia!
Our weekend games featured 38 teams across five venues, including a whopping 17 TEAMS at Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont! Don’t forget that our game there switches to a weekly game played every Thursday starting September 7th, with an earlier start time of 6:30p. Let’s rundown the weekend recaps:
Our most difficult first round question this weekend was asked on Sunday night, as only half of our teams answered this question correctly:
–> At the close of the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz”, to which character does Dorothy say “I think I’ll miss you most of all”?
Since he was the first traveling companion that Dorothy met in Oz, it was this character whom she would miss the most:
Friday’s game featured a Name That Year question:
EVENT 1: NASA’s Apollo 1 module destroyed in a fire on the launch pad.
EVENT 2: The 25th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified.
EVENT 3: Pink Floyd releases its debut album.
While most teams were able to land within three years of the correct response, none of our 17 Friday teams earned a two-point bonus by knowing the exact year of 1967. The only perfect first round score of the weekend was turned in by Biting Coyotes at Belles’ Sports Bar.
TV theme songs was a popular topic for this weekend’s audio clues, with most of our teams able to recognize the NBC series “The West Wing” and “Community”. Saturday’s second round featured a Three Clues question for a particular U.S. state, which taught most of our teams that former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir spent many years living in Wisconsin. Since our Friday teams did not have to deal with a TV theme song to begin their second round, we concluded the round with a question on this sci-fi series:
We did not see any perfect scores during the second round this weekend.
Congratulations to Duchess from Tilted Kilt, who turned in the only perfect halftime page of the weekend. Overall, our three halftime pages recorded an average of 15.4 points. Here are the top scores from the weekend after the halftime page:
- Boh’s and Hoes (Captain Benders): 88
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 85
- Fat, Drunk, and Stupid (Captain Benders): 85
- Arrondissements of Ouagadougou (Captain Benders): 85
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 84 POINTS
Friday’s third round gave us our most difficult question of the weekend:
–> Popularized by Ernest Hemingway in his book “The Sun Also Rises”, which phrase was used to describe the generation of young adult men living in the U.S. after World War I?
Only two out of our 17 Friday teams answered correctly with the Lost Generation. Saturday’s game offered up this intriguing fact on the subject of MLB Sluggers:
–> This retired slugger is the only player in major league history to hit at least 60 home runs in each of three different seasons. Oddly, in each of those seasons, he did NOT have the highest total in the majors.
Even though he may have “juiced” his way into the record books, it was this Cubs superstar who holds that impressive record (though each year he trailed either Mark McGwire or Barry Bonds):
Across all three nights, no team was able to turn in a perfect score for the third round.
Saturday’s game included a question on a one-hit wonder which became the first a cappella song to top the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. It was Bobby McFerrin who told us “Dont Worry, Be Happy”:
Meanwhile, Sunday’s game referenced this multi-sport star who is the only person to play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series:
Once again, no team was able to finish the final round with a perfect score. Here are the weekend’s top scores after the fourth round:
- Boh’s and Hoes (Captain Benders): 157
- Fat, Drunk, and Stupid (Captain Benders): 154
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 151
- Demented and Sad But Social (Belles’): 148
- Sanford and Son (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 144
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):
–> Introduced in the late 1980s, what is the only fictional entry on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People of the 20th century?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (66.7% success rate):
–> The first time in U.S. history that a winning Presidential ticket consisted of two currently sitting U.S. Senators was the 20th century ticket consisting of these two men. For your wager, name BOTH of these men.
SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (10.0% success rate):
–> A 2008 study concluded that the perfect male voice was a combination of the voices of these two British actors who played a pair of villainous brothers in different movies within the same action film franchise. Name BOTH of these performers.
Your final answers for this weekend: The Simpsons, John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, and Alan Rickman and Jeremy Irons (who portrayed Hans and Simon Gruber in the “Die Hard” films). Congratulations to Uncle Jack, the only tem to record the Perfect 21 by answering every wagering question correctly this weekend. Here are the top ten scores overall:
- Fat, Drunk, and Stupid (Captain Benders): 166
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 161
- Demented and Sad But Social (Belles’): 155
- Biting Coyotes (Belles’): 154
- Outwhitters (Belles’): 150
- Boh’s and Hoes (Captain Benders): 145
- Sanford and Son (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 144
- Off Beats (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 144
- Teamy McTeam Face (Springfield Manor Winery): 143
- THREE TEAMS TIED WITH 142 POINTS
THIS WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Teamy McTeam Face (NEXT GAME ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 – First category: Frank Lloyd Wright)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Uncle Jack (Next week’s first category: Science Fiction Films Based on Novels)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Sanford and Son (Next week’s first category: “A Song of Ice and Fire” Novels)
Captain Benders in Sharpsburg, MD: Fat, Drunk, Stupid (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on September 10: “Die Hard”)
Tilted Kilt in Frederick, MD: Tequila Mockingbird (Next week’s first category: “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”)