Boom Boom Weekend Trivia!

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Nine venues and 84 teams took part in this past weekend’s Pour House Trivia games.


No questions particularly stood out as difficult in any of the weekend’s first rounds. Friday’s teams got questions on Archie Comics‘s Betty and Veronica and a serving of Baked Alaska. On Saturday, we asked about Winston Churchill and the spinal tap medical procedure. The Olympic sport of ice dancing and chemical symbols were featured in Sunday’s opening round. In all, nine teams finished the round with a perfect score.


Weekend audio questions dealt with trademarked sounds, three titles containing the word Don’t, and celebrity commercial voiceovers. Sunday’s most difficult wagering question came at the end of this round:

  • Comprised of a cat on lead vocals, a rabbit on drums, and a penguin on rhythm tuba, the fictitious heavy metal band Billy and the Boingers was once featured in which award-winning 1980s comic strip?

Bloom County was named by 11.7% of the field. Other questions in this round handled subjects such as Robert Frost, the mystery genre’s red herring, and Rob Ford’s tumultuous tenure as mayor of Toronto. This round’s perfect scores were earned by Vandelay Industries (South Mountain) and Squircle Jerks (Flying Ace).


Top-half topics in the weekend halftime rounds included brand logos, awards and medals, and famous dolls. The average score was 16.4 out of 20, while all 18 perfect scores were earned on Friday’s page. At the halftime break, these were the leading scorers:


On Saturday, the toughest wagering opportunity came late in the third round:

  • Which PGA Tour major tournament’s winner is named the Champion Golfer of the Year, a title which has been used since its inaugural tournament in 1860?

That moniker is given to the winner of The Open Championship (or The British Open), named by a quarter of the field. Each game’s Three Clues question was given in this round, with respective topics of lithiumLake Erie, and tetanus. Other topics in this round included earthquakes in Alaska, the book What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and three men surnamed Wilder. In this round, Obi-Wan Quiznobis (Dragon), Squircle Jerks (Flying Ace), and Ten Swiss Cheese (Whistle Stop) each had perfect scores.


Clues about the soap opera As the World Turns, singer George Michael, and Rocky Balboa were given across the weekend’s 6-4-2s. Friday’s least successful wagering query waited until the last round to show itself:

  • Before landing on Seinfeld, Jason Alexander starred in commercials for which McDonald’s product introduced in the mid-1980s? The burger featured a unique form of Styrofoam packaging with two compartments, designed to keep the hot side hot, and the cool side cool.

Alexander did ads for the McDLT, named by 23% of the field. Some other questions in this round dealt with the Presidential anthem Hail to the Chief, the 80s basketball arcade game Double Dribble, and the Republic of Texas, which existed as an independent nation from 1836 to 1846. Geralt of Trivia (South Mountain) had the only perfect score in the fourth round. We reached the final question with these leading teams:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (25.49% success rate):

  • The approximately 32,000 residents of which British Territory speak English, Spanish, and a language called Llanito, which is a combination of both?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (18.75% success rate):

  • The first usage of which versatile term was in an ice cream trade journal in 1937, though its reference to the energy industry was not used until the 1960s?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (29.41% success rate):

  • In 2009, which music group set a Billboard record when it spent 26 consecutive weeks atop the Hot 100 chart? During that streak, two of its songs each spent at least 12 weeks at the #1 spot.

Friday’s multilingual territory is Gibraltar, the Saturday term in question is meltdown, and Sunday’s question was about the Billboard success of the Black Eyed PeasA Perfect 21 was recorded by both Unicorns (Doc Waters) and Gen X-ers (Flying Ace)! The weekend concluded with these high scores:


South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Vandelay Industries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Events of 1620)

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: THEME GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Theme Game)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: G Money  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON NOV. 24: The Solar System)

Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown, MD: Unicorns  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: ON HIATUS)

NOTE: Doc Waters is on hiatus until the spring. See you then!

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Gen X-ers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Paraguay)

Whistle Stop Smokehouse in Monrovia, MD: Ten Swiss Cheese  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Iron Maiden Songs)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Billionaire’s Petting Zoo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: This is Spinal Tap)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Quality Guesswork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Delta-V (novel))

The Garage in Frederick, MD: Archived!  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Casablanca)

Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Billy Crystal Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Michigan Wolverines Football)