A little rain never stopped Pour House Pub Trivia! Tuesday roundup!

Pour House pub trivia‘s Tuesday got a little damp, eh?

We hope everyone is drying out successfully – Market Street in Frederick was CRAZY last night!


Check out the games while you dry out, gang.

Capitol City Brewing Company – Arlington, VA

After what might have been the longest commute of my life, we got started a little late at Capitol city Brewing on Tuesday night, but the rain did not put a damper on our 12-team field.  After a few weeks off of the podium, the Capital Hillbillies (tonight playing as Bye Bye Boehner) took down the field despite only having half of their usual team.  I guess you won’t need that other half anymore!  Second place went to the Capitol City Goofballs, with Show me on the Doll taking third.  next week, we begin with a question on “Mad Men”.  ~ Matt




Champion Billiards – Frederick, MD

Instead of building an Ark you all came out to Champions and played some trivia with me tonight! I hope you all got home safely, the herd of people pep talking themselves to go outside cracked me up. Sideways rain will do that I guess.

I also guess that I need to check out The Rockford Files as I had 3 different teams come up to me going Good show, good show! Tonight’s teams took some hits, had to really think about a couple questions tonight- I know you all have Guiness on the brain, apparently you really needed a drink after that first half 😉

The irish question is about when the sideways rain started; I think the hour the tv’s were out at Champions is the longest I have seen those tv’s out. Crazy stuff!

They hate us cuze we Anus were in first for a good long time tonight but they let the Shakespeare category shake them and after hedging on the final, they fell to 3rd. 2nd went to Thundercats who put in a solid performance, and 1st went to Wiser but Still Dead who fully embraced the chance to rise up in the ranks. I will see you all next week (as long as you don’t float away) for a first category of Triple 50/50 in sports – Alabama or Auburn. See you then! Stay dry this week!


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Cugini’s Restaurant – Poolesville, MD

Another great night of live trivia here at Cugini’s in Poolesville, and all this rain didn’t dampen any spirits!

The puzzle was a doozy tonight, and one of our top veteran teams was having trouble hitting their bonus chips, so the game had a number of twists and dips.

Here are the results of tonight’s game:

Level 3 Booksellers in 1st

U Talking to Me? In 2nd

Drunk N Disorderly in 3rd.

Our first category for next week is pumpkin spice.

~ Ronnie

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Celebrity Bar and Grill, Hollywood Casino – Perryville, MD

We had a close finish that looked like we were about to have a come from behind win last night at Celebrity Bar & Grill. After the final question was answered, this is how it broke down. Finishing 3rd was I’m Just Making This up As I Go Along!

They put up a good fight but finishing 2nd was O.M.G. Kittens! Now with back to back victories, Jersey Shore!! In honor of his passing, they picked “Yogi Berra” for next Tuesday’s winner’s choice, so study up, and join us for some fun at Celebrity Bar & Grill!!

~ Jon J

Greene Turtle – Hagerstown, MD

New teams. Old teams. Winners! Losers! Emotions!

With a huge lead and a strategic wager at the final, Cotton Candy took it down this week at the Green Turtle in Hagerstown. That’s A Niner took second and Rice Rice Baby held up at third. We’ve got plenty of room for more teams so come on out.

Next week the winner’s choice question will be A Few Good Men.

– Sean

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Monkey La La – Frederick, MD

All You Ever Really need to Know, You Learned at Trivia Night!!! Balee Dat! Especially Monkey La La Trivia night! Oh yes – life lessons are abundant on Tuesday night at the La La licious! Great time last night my friends.

Thanks for coming out and braving the rainy elements and playing.

Had some “Bring Back the Memories” moments in last night’s game:

– Rockford Files – seriously somebody get me the box set this year please for XMAS!
– Pac Man – when this hit I could think about nothing else
– Blue Lagoon – Ahem. When this hit I could think about nothing else…even PAC MAN

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Great game y’all!! We had an interesting score board going into the final. And with Shakespeare rearing his head we had some defensive wagering go down…our TOP 3 looked like this:

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Thanks again for coming out and playing everyone. Tell all your friends about our Tuesday night throw downs at La La. Next week we kick off with Baseball Films.

See you next week everyone! 🙂


Orioles Nest #331 – Frederick, MD

Well tonight’s game was almost overshadowed by the insane weather going on outside throughout the game. It was practically the apocalypse with how much rain was coming down. All the streets were basically rivers, and even the roof at the Orioles Nest was starting to leak towards the end of the night. To top it all off, my throat has been killing me all day and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to handle the first category, which was ‘Chad sings Schoolhouse Rock’.

Luckily, before I left home I chugged some Dayquil so I was good to go by the time the first question came around, even though my singing voice was unfortunately pretty raspy. When it came time to sing actually do the singing, I sang the song I had chosen Interplanet Janet once through, but on the second time through I got interrupted by Black Steel who jokingly wanted me to stop singing (I guess my voice was a bit TOO off today, sorry guys! I tried though!).

After that we asked about what countries speak Portuguese; most teams knew about Brazil but only one got Mozambique or Angola, our resident geography experts Fractured but Whole. The next question about the movie Southpaw asked teams about the hip hop star who is in the movie, Curtis Jackson AKA 50 Cent. We ended the round with one about colorful answers, which were the Coldplay song ‘Yellow’, that Brooke Shields movie ‘The Blue Lagoon’, and about the Chicago White Sox.

The second round started with an audio question about 70’s TV show theme songs. For this one I played the theme to ‘The Rockford Files’ which I’ve honestly never even heard of. The theme was pretty and had some classic 70’s sound to it. I also have never heard about this incident with Ariana Grande, when she apparently talked a bunch of trash about the general public, which made everybody decide to go to some doughnut shop and buy a bunch of doughnuts; I don’t really get it, but whatever. The question about the LSD in Chicago (no not the drug!) and what highway that is an acronym for, as well as what body of water it was on. Unfortunately a few teams got tripped up on the ‘S’ in ‘LSD’ and thought we were talking about Lake Superior, instead of Lake Michigan which Lake Shore Drive runs alongside. Ending the round was a tricky question about an ‘ironically amiable boy’ with the last name McFadden. Almost every team thought we were talking about Dennis the Menace, but we were actually talking about Casper the friendly ghost.

Halftime had teams identify famous Johnson’s based on their picture, as well as identifying world capitals based on three possible choices. Overall it proved really tough for teams to figure out, even though some teams knew what roles the famous Johnsons were famous for, even though they couldn’t remember their actual names. Jake Johnson got simplified to ‘New Girl’, Russell Johnson got simplified to ‘The Professor’, and Amy Jo was listed as ‘Pink Ranger’. The world capital section was tough for a bunch of teams too, since several of the countries listed were ones with capitals that are commonly misidentified, like Turkey, Australia, Brazil, etc.

‘Also a US Vice President’ was the first category in round three and I thought it was a fun category idea, even though I barely know any Vice Presidents at all. We asked about the character from Braveheart, William Wallace, The Round Mound of Rebound, Charles Barkley, and the girl who sang ‘It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To’, Miss Lesley Gore. Next was a question about Madonna and her compilation album ‘The Immaculate Collection’ complete with one team singing ‘Like a Prayer’ as they handed in their answer, which completely caught me off guard. The next two questions had their categories backwards on the question set so I ended up completely confusing everybody because I started out with a supposed Irish question that was actually about poetry, even though the next question was supposed to be poetry according to the categories. We ended up figuring everything out and just went with the poetry question first, asking about T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Hollow Men” which contains the famous line “This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper”.

The actual Irish question asked about the most common Irish surname, which means ‘Sea Battler’ or ‘Sea Warrior’ in Gaelic, as well as being the name of an Irish Stout. This one ended up with everybody being split 50/50 again, this time between Murphy and Guinness, with the correct answer being Murphy. One team handed in their correct answer immediately while bragging about how Murphy is in fact their last name! Ending the round was a bird question, asking about one of my favorite birds, the kiwi! It also ended up being yet another world capital question, this time asking for Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. In the 6-4-2 was a question about a nickname, first asking for the stage name of Saul Hudson, then about Kordell Stewart’s nickname, which are both Slash.

The final round opened up tonight with a name that year question, this time asking about Frogger’s release date, the year John Wayne Gacy was convicted of murder, and the year that Larry Bird beat Magic Johnson for rookie of the year, which was 1981, although apparently Bird won RoTY in 1980, not 1981, which is a bit awkward. The next question asked about the movie and TV show The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which was directed by Guy Ritchie according to the question. My favorite joke answer there was definitely one team who put Russell Johnson (a little callback from the halftime page!) as the director, which cracked me up and a few other teams after I read it aloud. I was proud of all my teams tonight, since everybody knew that a Gross is 144, and the square root of 144 is 12. Nice job on the math question guys and gals! Unfortunately the next question about classical composers wiped the floor with all the teams, with nobody getting Joseph Haydn as the composer of “Symphony #45”, also called the “Farewell Symphony”. Ending the round was honestly one of the funniest questions of the night, asking about a fictional documentary about tootsie pops that would have been called “How Many Licks?” I would have loved to see that become a real movie!

Ending the night was a question about Shakespeare which ended up being a bit easier than I thought, with everybody figuring out that the Shakespeare wrote a ton of plays set in the UK, with Italy being the setting for the second most. Heading into the final question, however, we had a tie between the second and third place team, which led to some interesting wagering which unfortunately backfired for one team. A defensive wager on the final question dropped Fractured but Whole into fourth place from a tie for second, sorry guys! Sneaking up to take third place on the final question was One Crow Short of a Murder, who were doing very well until a rough third round knocked them down a bit. Second place tonight is What Happened to the Dufresnes??? who were right behind the winners, not quite able to catch up. Winning tonight is Smarty Pants, taking down their first victory of this young season! Congrats! Next week we start out with me singing again, this time “Chad Sings The Spice Girls!” You don’t wanna miss that, I guarantee it! I’ll see you all again next week.

Until next time,

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Senor Tequila’s – Germantown, MD

Senor Tequilas is shaping up to be quite the heated venue! With new
teams mixing it up with roving teams of veterans, this place could get
very interesting!
Highlights of the Night:

In “Wait-For-It”: When a player runs up on a Geography question
excited because they’re a geography major, you give them a fistbump.
When you announce that answer, which they got wrong, you wait until
the cheers begin before mentioning it, without naming names of course!

In “Halftime-From-Hell”: We had an average puzzle page score of 9.
Nine! That’s a crazy hard puzzle page!

In “What-Are-You-Drinking?”: What is this Murphy beer the set speaks
of? I’ve never heard of it, and neither had my teams. ALL THE GUINNESS
The podium was pretty much set going into the final, so the defensive
wagers and unanimous correct answers didn’t mean much tonight.

In third place, Axel’s Dog House!

In second place, the Irregulars!

In first place tonight, the Hobgoblins!
Next week we’re gonna start things off with the Minnesota Vikings!
Should be fun; get your game faces on and we’ll see you next week!

Until then,

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Tilted Kilt – Frederick, MD

Hopefully everyone made it home OK from that waterlogged game! As the storm raged outside, we had ourselves a civilized game of trivia, as veteran teams squared off in a battle for Season XII House Champion.

It was a very close game – complete with shock ending! – that started with a simple Archer question. We continued to learn about the Round Mound of Rebound, which pop starlet was caught licking donuts, and a quick math question to make sure everyone was paying attention!

As the rain got worse and worse, we hit a monster of a halftime page and a tough second half of trivia. By the final, we were poised for a tiebreaker – and then, a rare miscalculation by Dewey, Cheatum and Howe led them to bet 11 on the final, while Duchess bet enough to cover first and Poovey Farms risked it all… And everyone got the final. DCH was relegated to third, Poovey Farms took second and Duchess took home the gold!

Duchess selected Cults as next week’s first category. Brush up on your knowledge of secret societies! Oh, wait, that might be hard… Either way, I’ll see you next week!


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Whole Foods – Ashburn, VA

What a close game of live trivia in Virginia on this rainy night in Ashburn at Whole Foods-One point was between first and second place. With some smart wagering Donald Trump’s Speech Writers take home their first first place win!

1st Donald Trump Speech Writers

2nd Mini Van Mafia

3rd Mindbenders

First Category next week will be HUUUGGGE: Who Said it-Donald Trump or Rush Limbaugh?


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Quincy’s South – Rockville, MD

We had a large number of teams tonight, which maybe we can blame on the rain *insert Milli Vanilli joke here*, some new, some veterans, all here to join us for another night of Season 12 of PHT! Overall, the set was one of my favorite ones in a while as we splashed in some of my personal favorite topics including a seemingly and apparently difficult Classical Composers question where the answer turned out to be Papa Haydn, composer of the famed “Farewell Symphony” and the “Surprise Symphony”! Only one team able to pick up points with Haydn!

Another question of the set, Casper the Friendly Ghost, netted a 1 team get-rate, a question which I’d originally written as a FINAL question but pumped the brakes on it because I thought that it’d be too easy… Boy, was I wrong? I figured the phrase “ironically amiable” could only lead to one character, but I was proven wrong and shown otherwise, with more than half the field locking in on Dennis the Menace, though I’m not sure he was that amiable… If I remember correctly, that little punk was a terror!

The halftime page played a bit on the harder side too, with an average score of about 13.5, one of the lower scoring ones in a while. We had some obscure “Johnsons” up top (it’s not what you think) and some commonly misremembered World Capitals on the bottom. The bottom half actually played fairly decently but the top proved brutal for most. Among the most common misses up top were Robert Johnson, one of the founders of Blues in America, Amy Jo Johnson, the original Pink Power Ranger, and Russell Johnson, known for his role as The Professor on TV’s “Gilligan’s Island”.

This seemingly difficult round of trivia was offset by a final question about William Shakespeare’s works, another personal favorite topic of mine. But still, it was a nice way to cap off a rough, but fun night of trivia! Final scores were Rock the Cash Bar in 3rd, If We Lose, The Terrorists Win in 2nd, and your winners tonight were The Terrorists – er – Uncle Jack! Great game all! Back in 1 week, where I may or may not have an Opera question ready to go for you guys. Start locking in on that high culture knowledge! 100% get-rate on Ariana Grande and less than 10% on Joseph Haydn? Priorities people! Hehehe. Until then 😉

1st Place: Uncle Jack
2nd Place: If We Lose, The Terrorists Win
3rd Place: Rock the Cash Bar

Next week: MLB Playoffs