A Hurtful Night of Monday Trivia!
Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 90 teams across 11 venues.
Monday’s game opened with a rather difficult bonus question, as only nine teams knew that “Breaking Bad” actor Bryan Cranston recently won his second Tony Award for portraying deranged journalist Howard Beale in the stage adaptation of the 1970s film “Network”. We followed with a clever three-part question about words that contain ‘eye rhymes’: two words or syllables that looks they should rhyme, but don’t. Our answers included ‘height and weight’, ‘troll doll’, and ‘lowbrow’. Aft closing the first round with a trip to both Alcatraz Island and the Ural Mountains, we saw five teams open their game with a perfect first round score: We Always Come, But Rarely in First (DRP), En Fuegito (DRP), That’s So Clavin (Greene Turtle), Killer Snails (Hershey’s), and Great Heathen Army (Morgan Inn).
We played Name That Year with Monday’s audio question, as our teams were asked to decipher clips from the film “The Da Vinci Code”, the song “Irreplaceable” by Beyonce, and the cable TV series “Dexter”. All three of these items were released in the year 2006. After a quick look at the depiction of the Madonna in art, we asked our teams about the members of the U.S. National Women’s Soccer team, but only seven teams tacked on two bonus points by identifying Jill Ellis as the current head coach. The second round also included the most difficult wagering question of the first half:
–> In 813 A.D., what Holy Roman Emperor crowned his son Louis the Pious as co-emperor?
Just under half of our teams earned points with Charlemagne. Three teams ran the table in the second round: Killer Snails (Hershey’s), I Had the Answer, But the B.A.R. Took It Away (DRP), and Il Cornhole (Il Forno).
Monday’s halftime page featured celebrities with five-letter first and last names, as well as a matching section on TV catchphrases. Ten teams earned a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached 17.4 points. Here is Monday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 91
- We Always Come, But Rarely in First (DRP): 88
- I Had the Answer, But the B.A.R. Took It Away (DRP): 87
- Great Heathen Army (Morgan Inn): 87
- Il Cornhole (Il Forno): 87
- Glow in the Dark Boner Tag (Il Forno): 87
Monday’s second half began with a three-part question about foreign cheeses, followed by a look at the classic cartoon TV series “Jonny Quest” and the playwrights who specialized in the Theatre of the Absurd. The third round also included a question which combined the subjects of foreign languages and world populations. We asked our teams to name any two of three countries with the most native Spanish speakers. While the majority of our teams earned wagering points with two correct answers, only 22% of the field gave us all three correct answers of Mexico, Argentina, and Colombia. Monday’s third round did not yield any perfect scores.
We opened Monday’s final round with a look at the Johnny cash version of he Nine Inch Nails song “Hurt”. Only six teams added a two-point bonus on this first question by knowing that the song was produced by Rick Rubin. The final round also featured questions regarding the Lincoln bedroom of the White House, the psychological condition known as Stockholm Syndrome, and the nightly Three Clues question about the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb”. None of our teams recorded a perfect final round score. These were your highest scoring Monday teams after four rounds of play:
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 164
- Glow in the Dark Boner Tag (Il Forno): 159
- Rumble in the Bronx (Flanagan’s): 158
- Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s): 158
- Great Heathen Army (Morgan Inn): 157
MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (16.7% success rate):
–> In the late 18th century, this word was found in print to refer to shoemakers. Today, this word is used to denote a person who sets too much value on social standing. For your wager, what is that word?
For the second Monday in a row, the final question fell on the more difficult side, as exactly one in six teams responded correctly with ‘snob’. As a result, the only team to record the Perfect 21 on Monday was Thankful Dead (Mark’s Pub). Here is Monday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Hershey’s): 168
- That’s So Clavin (Greene Turtle): 167
- Brain Freeze (Hershey’s): 167
- Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s): 166
- We Always Come, But Rarely in First (DRP): 166
- Who the F is Alice? (Bushwaller’s): 165
- Ask Jeeves (Bushwaller’s): 163
- Glow in the Dark Boner Tag (Il Forno): 163
- Thankful Dead (Mark’s Pub): 163
- En Fuegito (DRP): 161
DRP in Alexandria, VA: We Always Come, But Rarely in First (Next week’s first category: “Cobra Kai”)
Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD: That’s So Clavin (Next week’s first category: “Ocean’s Eleven” – 2001 version)
Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD: Great Heathen Army (Next week’s first category: “The Wire”)
Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Next week’s first category: Toronto Raptors)
Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Weasigators (Next week’s first category: “Elder Scrolls” Lore)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum (Next week’s first category: 2019 NHL Awards)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Shark Fin Pizza (Next week’s first category: 1980s Rock Bassists)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Thankful Dead (Next week’s first category: 1930s Horror Films)
Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA: Not Your Team (Next week’s first category: Chernobyl)
Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD: Rumble in the Bronx (Next week’s first category: “Batman: The Animated Series”)
Il Forno in Frederick, MD: Glow in the Dark Boner Tag (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Pro Bowler (Bowling) or Pro Bowler (NFL)?)