A Thursday Night Trivia Traffic Jam!

Thanks to a surprise November snowstorm and the Thanksgiving holiday, some of our Thursday teams had not played Pour House Trivia in three weeks!  We were back with a full Thursday schedule last night, as we welcomed 124 teams across 15 venues:


Opening round topics from Thursday night included fast food menu items, U.S. cities with “Fort” in their name, and this musically inclined cartoon character:

Lisa Simpson

Twelve teams opened Thursday night’s game with a perfect first round score.


Thursday’s audio question featured the film work of Canadian actress Ellen Page, as we listened to clips from “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, “Juno”, and “Inception”.  We then put on our Fez hat to answer questions concerning the song “Stairway to Heaven”, British airports, and the current member of the Washington Redskins nicknamed “Mr. Irrelevant”:

Irrelevant NFL

Seven teams scored 36 points in the second stanza, with three of those teams notching perfect scores in each of the first two rounds.


Celebrities named “Lee” and landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases were the featured topics on Thursday’s halftime page, which yielded nine perfect scores and an overall average of 15.8 points.  Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:


After opening the second half with a look at Zen Buddhism, we stumped most of our teams with a question regarding this classic video game:


We moved on to topics such as Mary Lou Retton and the Foo Fighters, with just 11% of our teams tacking on two bonus points by knowing that the band played “Everlong” during the final episode of “The Late Show with David Letterman”.  Four teams ran the table with a perfect third round: Three Fingers Worth (Cushwa Brewing), Don’t Stop Believing (The Grille at Flower Hill), Five Easy Pieces (Right Around the Corner), and PC Principals (Fish Market).


Our final round began with a look at the border between Canada and Maine, as well as the recent literary work of this hilarious Hollywood couple:

Offerman Mullally

We concluded the final round with a three-part question regarding performers who had won both Academy Awards and Golden Raspberry Awards.  Three teams earned perfect final round scores: Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s), Rum Ham (Olde Mother), and PC Principals (Fish Market).  These were your highest scoring teams heading into Thursday’s final question:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (8.9% success rate):

–> The U.S. Government position entitled Chair of the Opioid and Drug Abuse Commission was established by President Trump on March 29, 2017 and abolished on November 1, 2017.  Who is the only person in history to have held this post?

Not surprisingly, Jared Kushner was by far the most popular wrong answer, but instead this official title was filled by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.  With just 11 teams answering correctly on the final question, the only team to earn the Perfect 21 on Thursday was Unathletico Madrid (Guido’s).  Here is your final Thursday leaderboard:


Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Lowered Expectations  (Next week’s first category: JFK Assassination)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Power Vacuum  (Next week’s first category: Great Lakes)

Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Thoroughly Screwed  (Next week’s first category: Poker Terminology)

​Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  99th Precinct  Next week’s first category: “Scrooged”)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Punslingers  (Next week’s first category: “Mac and Me”)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Detroit Smash  (Next week’s first category: Greek Mythology)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Where’s Len?  Next week’s first category: Postage Stamps)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  No Beer For You  (Next week’s first category: “Doctor Who”)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Don’t Stop Believing  (Next week’s first category: Female Rappers)

Black Walnut Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Double Dare Physical Challenge  (Next week’s first category: The Roman Republic)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  Wingin’ It  (Next week’s first category: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  Five Easy Pieces  (Next week’s first category: “Aja” – Steely Dan album)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  PC Principals  (Next week’s first category: “South Park” – current season)

Art’s Tavern in Falls Church, VA:  Genghis Khan  (Next week’s first category: Non-Ovechkin Washington Capitals)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Unathletico Madrid  (Next week’s first category: Soccer)