A Steel Curtain for Tuesday Trivia!

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Tuesday’s Pour House Trivia game was played by 263 teams, including a foolhardy duo: Solace Outpost – Falls Church with 25 and Solace Outpost – Navy Yard for others!

FIRST ROUND:

No question at the start of Tuesday’s game was enough to truly rev anyone’s anger engine — we’ll apparently figure that out later. Otherwise, teams talked about Bryan Cranston’s Emmy-winning work on Breaking Bad and Three Clues about the U.S. Supreme Court. As much as teams wanted to argue, 26 of them were still perfect after one round on Tuesday.

SECOND ROUND:

The evening’s audio question played three 11-letter song titles: Abracadabra by Steve Miller Band, Tubthumping by Chumbawumba (somehow not the other way around, by the way), and Radioactive by Imagine Dragons. Other topics in the round included juvenile detective Encyclopedia Brown, the mascot of the Boston Bruins, and Costa Rican neighbors Nicaragua and Panama. This round had 23 perfect scores.

HALFTIME:

Tuesday’s halftime page was represented by Winter Olympic sport pictograms and famous Misters. The average score was 17.1 out of 20, but eight teams reached halftime perfection. At the halftime break, these six teams had a lot of trouble splitting first place:

THIRD ROUND:

The second half started with questions on the Netflix series Baby Reindeer and the classic rock acronym TCB for Taking Care of Business. However, it took a pep in the step for some teams to wake up:

  • What A-word translated literally as go ahead designates a forward step in salsa dancing?

Adelante was a step back for all but 18.6% of the field. Just one perfect score was earned in this round; this time around, Alex Trebek’s Mustache (Lost Dog) made it.

FOURTH ROUND:

Not only did just three teams correctly name Jennifer Aniston from the 6-4-2‘s six-point clue about her only voice roles being in The Iron Giant and Storks, about 44% of the field chose to eat a zero on their guess (mostly Vin Diesel, who also has voice roles as Groot; he is Groot.). By the way, those 6-pointer teams were Mermaid (Audacious FC), Jerry’s Apples (Idiom), and Misfits (Potomac Ridge).

Tuesday’s last round started with the members of the country music Highwaymen and the American Skylab. We hit a couple of basketball milestones later:

  • Which two Los Angeles Clippers teammates each surpassed 25,000 career points during this current NBA season?

As much as teams wished Paul George and Kawhi Leonard got there, they’re at just about 18K and 14K respectively; if you’re looking for points, you’re looking for James Harden and Russell Westbrook. Wagering points there were earned by 36% of the field, but 8.36% of the field. The only perfect scores in this round went to Wayne Road Blues (Audacious FC), Examinators (Lost Dog), and Questioning Authority (Olney). The earlier tie was slightly won by another solid group in second:

FINAL QUESTION (69.96% success rate):

  • When her show received a revival in 2021, which fictional character went from being a newspaper columnist to co-hosting a podcast titled X, Y and Me?

Most teams were able to separate the character’s start enough to recognize Carrie Bradshaw‘s evolution into a podcast host. Wednesday’s Perfect 21 teams were Fan Club (Jim’s), Donner Party People (Rhodeside), and Arrowski (Rhodeside). The night ended with a tie for first:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Turtles Come Home  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Washington Nationals)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Wayne Road Blues  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Crusty Broads  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Loot (TV))

Silver Branch Brewing in Warrenton, VA: Handy Jays  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Automakers)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Sopranos)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Me and Them  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek (original))

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Atlantis Basket Weaving Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: IATA Airport Codes)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Hoof Hearted  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Monty Python)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Four Dudes and a Van  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s One-Hit Wonders (audio))

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Stone Roses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Condiments)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: What Would Snake Do?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Deadpool Films)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Trivia Newton John  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Legally Blonde)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MLB Stars Who Played for the Orioles and Yankees)

Gran Azteca in Frederick, MD: BYOB  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pink Floyd)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: The Gang Plays Bar Trivia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Breaking Bad)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Exterminators  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mixology)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Way Off Base  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Owens)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jon Sings Songs from 1975)

Potomac Ridge Brewing in Sharpsburg, MD: Stop the Bus and Let My Brother Jack Off  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The New Testament)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: A-Team  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter Films)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: I Think, They Drink  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sex and the City)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Modern Family)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Aim Low  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Chicago Bulls)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Morgan Station  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NASA)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Donner Party People  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: #1 Overall NBA Draft Picks)