An Ageless Night of Tuesday Trivia…

Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 160 teams across 23 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Tuesday’s game opened with a discussion of the new Xfinity commercial featuring Henry Thomas reprising his role as Elliott from the film “E.T.”.  We then asked a Three Clues question about cats before moving on to a surprisingly difficult question on the topic of colors and gemstones.  When asked which shade of blue-green shares its name with the traditional December birthstone, most teams were seemingly stuck in a virtual coin flip between turquoise and aquamarine.  Sure enough, only about half of the field gave us the correct response of turquoise, as aquamarine is the birthstone for March.  After closing the round with a look at U.S. Generals, we saw eight teams earn a perfect first round score.

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question featured the theme song from “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” as performed by Pink.  While a majority teams earned wagering points, only 11% of the field tacked on two bonus points by knowing that the title of this song is “Today’s the Day”.  After some Periodic Table wordplay, we asked this difficult question on the subject of current NFL quarterbacks:

–> Among active NFL quarterbacks with at least 20 starts, name either one of the two players that currently hold a higher career winning percentage than Tom Brady.

Since 20 games is slightly more than one full season, it was no surprise that both of these players have not actually started many NFL games in their careers.  The two responses we were looking for were Lamar Jackson and Jimmy Garoppolo.  Once again, only 11% of our teams earned bonus points with both correct answers.  We closed the first half with questions concerning Epcot Center and Vincent Van Gogh, but the two difficult bonus questions kept the perfect scores off the board.

HALFTIME:

Celebrities with ‘zoological’ names graced Tuesday’s halftime page, which yielded nine perfect scores and an overall average of 17.7 points.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

Tuesday’s second half began with a trip across Interstate 40.  Just as in the first half, a sports question stumped most of the field:

–> The successful yet very dysfunctional New York Yankees teams of the late 1970s were given which nickname by the local press that was inspired by a New York City landmark located three miles away from Yankee Stadium?

Sure, the Yankees are ALSO known as the “Bronx Bombers”, but that nickname is much older than the 1970s and was not inspired by a landmark.  Instead, only 21% of our teams gave us the correct answer of the Bronx Zoo.  Next, we asked a Triple 50/50 question regarding female world leaders, which threw most of our teams for a loop in that all three correct answers were ‘YES’.  Another difficult question followed, as only 32% of our teams knew the premise of the recent film “The Goldfinch”.  The third round did not yield any perfect scores on Tuesday night.

FOURTH ROUND:

After visiting THE Ohio State University in the 6-4-2 question, we opened the final round with a three-part question concerning fictional TV addresses.  We continued with a look at the French dessert crème brûlée and the music of Etta James.  Two teams posted 36 points en route to a perfect final round: Wiley Coyotes (Quincy’s Uptown) and Balls Out (Quincy’s South).  Here is Tuesday’s overall leaderboard after four rounds of play:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (68.5% success rate):

–> Which author spoke the following of himself, referencing characters in his own 1891 novel: “Basil Hallward is what I think I am; Lord Henry is what the world thinks of me; Dorian is what I would like to be – in other ages, perhaps”?

Just over two-thirds of our teams gave us the correct response of Oscar Wilde, who spoke about these characters from his novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray”.  None of our Tuesday teams recorded a Perfect 21 on Tuesday by answering every wagering question correctly.  Here is your final Tuesday leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Wiseacres   (Next week’s first category: Famous Deserters)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Gotta Have ‘Em   (Next week’s first category: Pakistan)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  How Did I Get Here?   (Next week’s first category: The Great Lakes)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Pearls of Wisdom   (Next week’s first category: Protestant Reformation)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Bonesaw   (Next week’s first category: “It’s a Wonderful Life”)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Five Dollar Dissin’ Terry   (Next week’s first category: Waffle House Index)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Peary Boys   (Next week’s first category: New York Giants)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Dynamic Duo   (Next week’s first category: Late 1990s Male R&B Groups – AUDIO)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Rural Jurors   (Next week’s first category: Latin Word Origins)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Fawn Liebowitz’s Pallbearers   (Next week’s first category: Failed U.S. Presidential Assassinations)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:  Peele and Eat   (Next week’s first category: “The Umbrella Academy”)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Spiritual Growth Hormone   (Next week’s first category: The Book of Jonah)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA:  Hungry Hungry Georgian Hippos   (Next week’s first category: Coal)

Quincy’s Uptown in Damascus, MD:  Wiley Coyotes   (Next week’s first category: “A Charlie Brown Christmas”)

Hometown Harvest Kitchen in Frederick, MD:  Slime Puppies   (Next week’s first category: Three Clues / One Criminal)

Ramparts Tavern in Alexandria, VA:  Trail Mix   (Next week’s first category: Baltimore Orioles)

Monk’s BBQ in Purcellville, VA:  Pho Q  (Next week’s first category: Death Metal)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out   (Next week’s first category: Holiday Traditions)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  True Wit  (Next week’s first category: Christmas Films)

Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD:  Biden’s Sweet Nothings  (Next week’s first category: British History)

Union Jack’s in Gaithersburg, MD:  Twerking For Shots   (Next week’s first category: Tex-Mex Food)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Brain Freeze   (Next week’s first category: 2019 NASCAR Season)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Not Knows   (Next week’s first category: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”)