Another Rainy Wednesday!
The rain may not ever stop but it’s never stopped us from having some damn good trivia games! Our teams came with umbrellas, boots, *galoshes* and rain slickers but they came! Twas a night for laughter and learning- check out the recap here!
Valley Grill in Middletown, Md
Quite a few teams tonight here at Valley Grill, we should be able to utilize the patio as soon as the weather cooperates. It took a tiebreaker to settle 3rd, and don’t forget playoffs, Pub Crawl, and World Series are just around the corner so start your planning! Here are tonight’s results:
Stupid Sexy Flanders in 1st
Rum Ham in 2nd
Southpaw Fish in 3rd
First category for next week is a Triple 50/50: Requiem for a Dream or Miss Congeniality?
How do YOU like your edible underwear? Fruit roll up? By the foot? With Sriracha?
Wednesday nights at Belles are not right.. they just aren’t. Good lord, we wouldn’t have them any other way though. We did manage to run off the new team (I kid, I kid, they are totally coming back next week) and then it was a full out melee of my veterans to get on that top 3 podium. King of the mountain is a game we excel at here, with people getting shoved right and left. Occasionally with the shoving there’s a comment on parentage- but all’s fair and what not! Was nice to have our resident loudmouth back in the country and back in our hearts, can’t wait to see who you start yelling at for this season Justin…
Let’s get down to it. 3rd went to Cher’s Zombie Army! I think it was the dancing… 2nd was Tokyo Sex Whale, they just couldn’t hold on to that 1st place spot… Uranus (has a crack in it) took the top spot tonight! For next week we are starting with “Things I have eaten today” so be sure to stalk my facebook next week. ~Samantha
A challenging set, a few new teams and a legion of veteran teams hungry for more? That’s a recipe for a good night of trivia! We had plenty of laughs (including some that might have been genuine…), had our seemingly required Footloose dance-off and even made fun of baseball for a bit.
Second Place: LOWL
First Place: The Moops
*: No one’s favorite band from the 90’s, let’s be real here.
Tonight we started things off with a question about Internet Memes, asking about the meme known as ‘ermahgerd girl’, more specifically what series of books she was holding in the original image of her. A few teams knew that she was holding books from the Goosebumps series (I thought she was holding Pokemon cards or something, whoops). We also had a spelling question in the first round which asked teams to spell brand names correctly, as per their advertising, which ended up being rather tough. Almost nobody spelled Liquid Plumr right, although Tastee Freez and Chick-Fil-A were a little easier, but not by much.
The audio question in round two was about films that came out in 1996, and I was impressed by how many teams recognized Jerry Maguire, and that a few teams got Ransom. 101 Dalmations was a bit easier to get, though. The NBA question ended up surprisingly tough, as it seems the draft lottery isn’t as well known as I thought. We also learned that the first lottery draft pick of all time was Patrick Ewing, which I thought was a neat fact. To end the round we asked about a band that currently has 11 members and is on TV week nights at 11:35, which is The Roots, where Questlove is their drummer and oftentimes frontman. I just have to say I love the name Tuba Gooding Jr., which is the nickname for one of the members.
Halftime gave teams a sheet with ten pictures of US Presidents being played by actors, with teams getting a point for each actor and each President they could name, which was not easy for several teams. In the second half we opened with a question about Back to the Future, more specifically asking about the name on Marty’s underwear, which he assumes as his alias, going by Calvin Klein.
However, things got pretty difficult with the US geography question, where we learned that the distance from Honolulu to Los Angeles is roughly the same as the distance from Los Angeles to Boston. Things stayed tough when we moved on to the name that year question, where we asked for the year that planes were banned from flying over the White House, the rights to Monopoly was purchased by Parker Bros, and the first MLB night game was played. Most teams guessed in the 1940s, but those things happened in 1935.
The Ballet question didn’t get much easier, as they asked for an animal from a Tchaikovsky ballet, as well as from the Opera Lohengrin, which was referring to the swan from Swan Lake. In the final round we asked about the two elements that were used by a scientist to figure out the age of the Earth through the properties of the radioactive decay of Uranium into Lead. The edible brand names question asked about the largest Hispanic food distributor, which shares their name with a Romantic painter. I think my favorite wrong answer for that one (and for the night) was Frito Lay, who is my new favorite painter; the answer was actually Goya, however.
In the legal lingo question we found out that a lot of people get due process and Habeas Corpus mixed up. Tonight’s final question was about fictional characters, and talked about a character who was killed off in the fourth chapter of his original source material by the title character, but showed up later as a ghostly conscience. In the animated adaptation he is given his name, and survives the whole film. About half the teams got the answer of Jiminy Cricket, and it definitely shifted things around.
Third place tonight went to GI Joey Broseph (I believed in you!!), nice job ladies! Second place went to BTF, who held the lead until the final question. Taking the win on the final, congrats goes to We’ve Embraced Our Mediocrity! Well done! Next week we start with a question about 90’s Nicktoons, so study up for that one! I’ll see you all next week!
Until next time,
Second Place: Team Awesome
Hard Times Cafe in Arlington, Va
It was great to welcome some new teams to Hard Times Cafe in Arlington, as one of our veteran teams Mess and Jegg paid us a visit from their (former) trivia location out in Fairfax. Tonight’s story once again involved Kitten Mittens, who stormed through tonight’s set and was pitching a perfect game until a tough question on legal terms tripped them up. No matter, as they had a win locked down before the final question, and took home another victory. The win for Kittens Mittens clinches their automatic invitation into the World Series! Can’t wait to see them tear way up in Hagerstown next month. The aforementioned Mess and Jegg took second thanks to a correct response on the final, with Rocket Surgeons taking third.
Next week we’ll begin with a question on Untimely Rock and Roll Deaths! ~ Matt