Another Entry in the Diary for Monday Trivia!

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With Daylight Saving blessing us with an extra hour of sunlight at the end of the day, Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia brought in 93 teams across nine venues.


The opening round on this Monday was a breeze, discussing such topics as the upcoming Cheaper By the Dozen remake, phrases that feature the word ‘long’, varieties of Chips Ahoy! cookies, and the Broadway musical Annie Get Your Gun.  That final question featured the hardest bonus question of the round, as only 13 teams were able to recall that Ethel Merman was the first to portray the titular Annie Oakley on Broadway.  With that knowledge, eight teams were able to come out of the first round with a perfect 36 points.


Monday’s audio question was a little tricky, and ended up as the hardest question of the first half.  We played three songs that weren’t actually Justin Bieber songs, but shared titles with a trio of the Canadian pop star’s hits. The songs our teams had to name were Stay by Lisa Loeb, As Long As You Love Me by the Backstreet Boys, and Boyfriend by Ariana Grande and Social House.  A little more than two-fifths of the field were able to name two out of the three song titles to earn their wager, while only six teams earned an extra two points for naming all three. Other topics discussed in the round were facelifts (also known as a rhytidectomy), current and former capitals of India (New Delhi and Calcutta), new Monday Night Football lead analyst Troy Aikman, and the ABC drama Big Sky.  Due to a couple of difficult bonus chances, no teams were able to craft a perfect second round.


Monday’s halftime page featured films that revolved around college life and ended up with an average score of 16.3 points.  Apparently a few of our teams are familiar with the topic, as 12 teams out of the field came away with a perfect 20 on the page.  These were your highest scoring teams at Monday’s halftime break:

  • Team Holt (Bushwaller’s): 88
  • Legalized Gambling (DRP): 86
  • Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 86
  • Cheddar Biscuits (Mark’s): 86


In Monday’s third round, topics included the Baconian theory about the works of William Shakespeare, the city of Omaha, Nebraska, pomology (the study of fruit cultivation), and Jared Leto‘s early role as Jordan Catalano on the TV show My So-Called Life.  The most difficult question of the round, however, opened the round and had to do with a certain musical stage name:

  • Born Richard Melville Hall, which electronic dance music artist and DJ chose an apropos one-word stage name for his music career?

Just over half of our teams were able to figure out that Moby is the literature-based stage name for Mr. Melville Hall, while only 20% of the teams tacked on two bonus points by recalling that his first Billboard Hot 100 hit was South Side, a duet with Gwen Stefani.  When the dust settled, six Monday teams put up a perfect third round score.


Once we were done discussing the African nation of Libya for the 6-4-2 question, we turned to the final round. We talked about Rusty Griswold from the National Lampoon’s Vacation film series, Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, and the plus/minus hockey statistic.  We ended the fourth round with the hardest question of the night, a three-parter regarding ashes; specifically, Ash Campbell from the Evil Dead franchise, the memoir Angela’s Ashes, and Celine Dion‘s song Ashes from the Deadpool 2 soundtrack. Just under 40% of teams were able to earn points on that question, while only four teams were able to earn their bonus by knowing all three.  As a result, no teams were able to put together a perfect fourth round.  After four rounds of play, Monday’s overall leaderboard included these teams:

  • Team Holt (Bushwaller’s): 162
  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 159
  • Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 159
  • Legalized Gambling (DRP): 158
  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 157

FINAL QUESTION (48.4% success rate):

  • First published in the U.S. during the 1950s, which non-fiction book begins most of its sections with the phrase Dear Kitty?

A little less than half of the field knew that most parts of The Diary of Anne Frank (also known as The Diary of a Young Girl) began with that phrase, as Anne Frank referred to her diary as Kitty. Three teams put together a Perfect 21 on Monday night by answering every wagering question correctly; congrats to Cobra Kai (DRP), Legalized Gambling (DRP), and Team Holt (Bushwaller’s)!  These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Monday’s game:

  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 171
  • Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 171
  • Legalized Gambling (DRP): 170
  • Way Off Base (Ragtime): 167
  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 165
  • Bunch of Dunces (DRP): 163
  • Beer Haus Arrest (Aslin): 163
  • George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 162
  • Team Holt (Bushwaller’s): 162
  • Table 41 (Ragtime): 161


Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Living the Dream  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Growing Pains)

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Worst Case Ontario  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ukrainian History)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Team Holt  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Step Brothers)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Cunny Lumpkins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 15th Century British Royalty)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Moose Killers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Buffy the Vampire Slayer – TV)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: We Miss Margaret  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Grey’s Anatomy)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Way Off Base  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: March Madness)

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Beer Haus Arrest  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Michael Caine Films)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: MC  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Guy Ritchie Films)