Agatha Christie, poisons and so much more on Monday with Pour House Trivia!
Pour House pub trivia‘s Monday shepherded you through the post-long-weekend blues with five awesome games of live trivia!
We chatted about Agatha Christie and her knowledge of poisons and a little bit of lawn care too – check it all out below.
I am absolutely amazed that we get the amount of trivia players per square foot here at DRP, and tonight was no exception. After a mystery writer tie-breaker. we go everything and everyone settled down and another game in the books.
Here are your results:
Periodic Table Dancers in 1st
Still TBD in 2nd
Jurassic Parks and Recreation in 3rd
Our first category for next week is ACC Football. See ya!
Tonight’s game started out with one of the more ridiculous winner’s choice categories I’ve heard in quite some time, with a question on Polish Black Metal music being chosen. The question ended up being about Star Wars as well, since the band in question named themselves Vader after the fearsome Sith warrior himself. We also had an interesting discussion about whether Lance Armstrong actually won the Tour De France or not (since he got stripped of his titles for cheating), even though several teams remembered that fact and were able to remember Greg LeMond as the only American winner left. On the halftime sheet for the game, teams got the elusive free point just for putting their name on the sheet (definitely a rare occurrence) and I especially enjoyed the bottom half about songs with numerical titles.
We also had a few questions come up in the second half of the game that were rather tough. Turns out a ton of teams knew about Agatha Christie working having quite a knowledge about poisons, and a bunch of people know what Husqvarna is (a company I’ve never even heard of before). I was also impressed with a few teams who knew the capitals of Latvia, Riga, and Estonia and were able to put them in order. The final question about geography turned out to be a bit interesting, even though some teams got it almost immediately. Sometimes it’s hard to remember exactly where the equator is, and which one is the southern line between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn (Capricorn is the southern one, they go alphabetically is an easy way to remember). In the end, taking third place went to Sad, Fat Dragons, the architects of the ridiculous first category (and their Polish Black Metal guy couldn’t even make it today, which meant it backfired a bit). Second place went out to Cotton Candy, who got the final pretty quickly, which I would expect from them since they are self-proclaimed geography buffs. Winning tonight’s game was That’s A Niner, who welcomed a brand new teammate to the world two weeks ago, and brought him to trivia for the first time; welcome to the world baby William!! It was definitely awesome to meet him.
Next week we start out with what was originally going to be a Disney music audio question, but thanks to Danny Glover’s meddling it changed to Chad Sings Disney, because they found out about my Barry Manilow singing from last week at another venue. So yeah, that should be a fun time, you don’t want to miss that! I’ll see you all next week!
Until next time,
Another packed house tonight at il Forno (which, of course, is German for “the Forno”). Great night of trivia; I got stripped of all my front tables to accommodate for seating, which is totally fine because I don’t need them and if you all do it means I’ve got a ton of people looking to hang out! Thank you all for putting up with my Katy Perry-ing tonight (any problems and hate mail can be directed towards Brandon of Thundercats for choosing that one haha)… A quick shout out to our travelling teams; I believe we had at least 4 or 5 teams from other bars coming to scope the summer competition at il Forno and we welcome you with open arms! Hope you guys had a good time, maybe we’ll see you back next week too! Tonight’s game saw MC, who I believe were comprised of only a duo tonight, leading throughout most of the game. After the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd intermissions, they held the lead, a lead that would stick going into the final question. The final shook things up a bit, about half the field pulling a correct response (and 2 teams wagering the defensive zero)
With that, here’s what it looked like. MC played it safe, went zero, and ended up falling just out of the top 3. 3rd place went to Off in Public who nailed a correct response and jumped up a bit. 2nd place went to I’m with Sarah, also correct and moving up, and tonight’s winners, who I think were 2nd going into the final and managed to snipe a correct response, give it up for Latrilla & the Mossy Banks! Good game all… Back in a week with (hopefully) a sing-a-long free first question. We’ll see you then!
1st Place: Latrilla & the Mossy Banks
2nd Place: I’m with Sarah
3rd Place: Off in Public
Next week’s category: Triple 33/33/33 Tom Green, Andy Dick, Pauly Shore
Having the street shut down for an accident outside the Roast House couldn’t stop a good game of Pour House Trivia tonight! Teams came back from hiatus to join some new one for a wild night!
Highlights of the Night:
In “I-So-Didn’t-Miss-You”: Multiple Scorgasms is back after a several week hiatus, and not two minutes into the game they’re already busting my chops. Sheesh!
In “Close-As-They-Come”: One of the podium spots came down a tiebreaker that could not have been much closer. Guessing the birth year of Agatha Christie, Better Late than Pregnant guesses 1895, while Know Nothings guessed 1896. Who would take the spot?
In third place, edging out the tiebreaker by a single year, Better Late than Pregnant!
In second place, with a defensive wager, the Ollie Monsters!
In first place, back with a vengeance, Multiple Scorgasms!
Great game everyone! Courtesy of Multiple Scorgasms, next week’s winner’s choice category is Big Black…Richards. Yeaaaaaaaaaaa not touching that one!
See ya next week!
At Spider Kelly’s in Clarendon, Jimmy’s in Vegas made it two in a row with a wire-to-wire win, securing the victory with the correct response on the final question. The Rocket Surgeons were close on their heels, but had to settle for second, with Mike Hunt Loves Hard Questions taking third. Next week, we begin with a question on Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Comics, which apparently is a thing that exists. ~ Matt