Changing letters with Pour House Live Trivia on Tuesday!
Pour House pub trivia‘s Tuesday changed a few letters, read an autobiography and also celebrated a few anniversaries (congrats on your quarter century, Family Guy!).
Check it all out, gang.
It was a Pope-tastic night of trivia at Capitol City Brewing Company in Shirlington. Trivia Newton John took down the win with uproarious applause! The second place team would be determined by a tiebreaker, and although both teams were not very close to the correct answer, it was Menace to Sobriety edged out Vatican Skywalker for second place. Next week, we’ll begin with a question on the TV show “Scrubs”! ~ Matt
Duck, Duck, Ostrich! Champions you were all over the place tonight, 18 teams were throwing answer slips my way and the speed and variety of answers was frankly a bit unsettling 😉
I loved reading all the inventive names for a NY series, I think Battle of the Big Apple was my favorite.. you all would make some seriously kick ass announcers. Can’t wait to see what Season 12 brings, if we are going to field teams like the ones we had tonight Champions tuesdays are going to be a force!
It was nice to see some new/new-well known faces tonight. In 3rd tonight after a quick tiebreaker (See what I did there?? 😉 ) it was Friday Night Pretenders, 2nd went to They hate us cuze they anus. Yup. See, I knew what it was and 1st were the untouchable (For tonight at least) Wiser but Still Dead! Great game! I will see you same bat time, same bat channel next week when we will start out with periodic table word play. Edge of my seat for that one!
Cugini’s would like to welcome a new team to our nice and competitive little game here on Poolesville!
Great job Hi Hats and thanks again for playing.
Here are the results of tonight’s game:
MoMo in 1st
U Talkin to Me? In 2nd
You Never Know in 3rd
Our first category for next week is Fox Network’s X-Men: The Animated Series.
We got off to a “QUARKY” start at Monkey La La trivia night – nothing like a sub-atomic particle to get it all going right?
And that segued beautifully into endless Cottonelle jokes! And let me tell you; at Monkey La La trivia night…we can do some Cottonelle jokes baby! Carl Weathers even made a cameo, as did Kenny G and of course, Ryan Lochte!
And what a game! WOW! A critical 6-4-2 question changed some things. Stink Floyd held a solid lead up until Round 4. And the “facetious” final stamped the W in for Blind Rocket Squirrel Surgeons! WHAT A FINISH to a great night! Congrats everyone on a game well played. Our Top 3 looked like this:
And after much discussion and deliberation, next week we have a question about the book ”
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten!”
See you next Tuesday my friends 🙂
As we continue moving into Season 12 It’s finally starting to feel like fall outside, it’s getting cooler outside and it just felt like a typical fall day. It was definitely a good day for trivia as well as baseball. We got to enjoy watching the O’s stomp the Nats (at least, I did..), even though neither team is going to make playoffs unless some miracle happens. Still, tonight was good times with good food and great people.
We started out with a question about Futurama, asking about Lucy Liu making cameos on the show when she started dating Bender after a hilarious episode when Fry dates a robot clone of her. After that things got a bit tricky with the next question being basically a triple-shot of change a letter, asking for slalom/shalom, quirk/quark, and pint/pine. I thought it was a neat twist, even though I had to read it 4-5 times for everyone to understand what I was asking for. Still, we got through it and onto a question about Family Guy airing its 250th episode, an impressive feat for any show, let alone one that started feeling stale several years ago. A tough question about the fireplace followed, mentioning a movie with Farrah Fawcett called ‘Extremities’ where she apparently traps and tortures an intruder inside one. I also didn’t know a fireplace was called a focus in ancient Rome; I wonder what they meant by that. Ending the round was a question about the scientific term half-life, which contained a bonus question about the Valve video game series of the same name starring Gordon Freeman that made me laugh, knowing several teams had no idea what we were even talking about.
Starting out round two we had an audio clue where I played clips of three different songs that were being sung in different languages. I know that sounds tough, but the songs were pretty easily recognizable based solely on tune, and plenty of teams proved that was true. The Presidents question that followed was a tough one, with some teams knowing that Madison and Jefferson both served as secretary of state at some point, as well as being namesakes for state capitals. After that we asked about the Subway Series, which has nothing to do with sandwiches, instead referring to any World Series matchups between two New York teams. Apparently that happened 13 times in the past, which is way higher than I, or any of the teams, expected. I totally forgot which brand had those commercials with some British chick telling people to go commando, but some teams did remember those are ads for Cottonelle. I liked the question about ‘White Men Can’t Jump’, and it is a bit ironic that Gloria doesn’t know anything about basketball when she goes on ‘Jeopardy!’.
Heading into halftime scores were pretty tight, and they stayed that way as nothing really changed much due to the halftime page. The halftime page asked teams to name TV shows based on their logos (with any words redacted) and also to match famous assassins to their famous victims. After halftime we had a complete stumper with a question about autobiographies. The book entitled ‘The Fairy Tale of my Life: An Autobiography’ stumped everybody, with all the teams guessing Walt Disney, Princess Diana, or something similar. None came up with the correct answer of Hans Christian Anderson, however. The next question about the human body stumped almost the whole place, with only one team knowing that the ‘C’ in ACL/MCL/PCL means Cruciate, and refers to any pair of ligaments arranged like an ‘X’.
The difficulty in round three relented a bit after that, with the ‘WE’ question being a bit less difficult, asking about Carl Weathers, George Westinghouse, and Earl Weaver. After that was a geography question about the Angel Falls, which are located in Venezuela, and then a US companies question about the conglomerate known as 3M. The 6-4-2 today was tough, with nobody knowing that the Nene, which is the Hawaiian state bird, is also called the Hawaiian Goose. The next clue about a character from a 1986 action film was much easier, however.
In round four, I thought the ‘musical virtuosos’ question would be extremely difficult, but a bunch of teams were able to figure it out, which impressed me. The playing card math question was surprisingly tougher than I thought, although sometimes fractions can be extremely frustrating. Also, I’ve never heard of a ‘Stevedore’ but apparently most of my teams have, or they’re just great at guessing; I was surprised how many teams figured out what form of transportation they work on. The next question about Ryan Lochte caused some humorous answers, such as ‘Ryan’ and a bunch of scribbles, hoping I wouldn’t question it, and describing him as ‘Michael Phelps’ really good looking teammate.’ Ending the round was a question about underwear, talking about Jockeys, which are almost synonymous with the style known as ‘tighty-whiteys’.
The final question tonight was about vocabulary, and I was impressed by how many teams were able to get to ‘facetious’ as the final answer, one of the only words to have all five vowels in alphabetical order. As a result, the final standings didn’t change too much, with Smarty Pants taking third place. Second place tonight went to Ignorance is Bliss, who couldn’t quite take the lead at the end. Winning tonight, building a sold lead at the half and barely maintaining it into the final, congrats to One Crow Short of a Murder for their first win in this young season. Next week we start with a question where I sing again, this time the category is ‘Chad sings Schoolhouse Rock.’ Unfortunately I had to shoot down their original suggestion of ‘Chad twerks the Bill of Rights‘ which I don’t even know how that would work. Either way, I’ll see you all again next week!
Until next time,
The inaugural night of Pour House Pub Trivia is in the books for Senor
Tequilas! We had a great first night, with brand new teams mixing it
up with traveling veterans hunting for that $50 bonus prize!
Highlights of the Night:
In “Convoluted-Questions”: The Change Lots of Letters question
required 4 or 5 read throughs tonight. Even then, a few teams weren’t
able to pull out the answers. The grumblings were long and frustrated.
Thankfully, things picked up!
In “Not-So-Fairytale-Ending”: The Autobiographies question stumped the
field tonight. Closest we came was a Walt Disney answer. A tough one!
In “Yea!-Wait-What?”: I don’t think I’ve ever heard Jockey used
synonymously with briefs. Pretty sure that was a made-up statement.
Not pointing fingers at anyone, but come on!
The final was a hit or miss tonight, but the podium was set regardless!
In third place tonight, Lowered Expectations!
In second place tonight, the Red Hot Oompa Loompas!
In first place tonight, taking our inaugural gold medal, as well as
$50 of cold hard cash, the John Lithgow Fan Club!
Congrats to everyone on a great first game! Next week were gonna start
things off with some Game of Thrones! Valaar Morghulis!
On the second week of Season XII, the competition really stepped up a notch! Every team brought their A-game, and forced the first tie in TK history! More on that in a sec…
We learned all about the Subway Series, listened to some foreign language takes on classic rock, and theorized as to the more accurate title to J.M. Barrie’s autobiography. As the game continued, an unusually high number of missed bonus categories kept the scores close.
And then came the final. Most teams did pull, “facetious,” but that put us in a tie for first! Poovey Farms and Dewey, Cheatum and Howe raced to puzzle through the answer to a devilishly hard tiebreaker, with Poovey Farms getting within 18 milliseconds of the correct answer! They would take home first, leaving DCH to settle for second, and letting At Least We Tried move up into third!!
Poovey Farms has returned to a favorite category (and their namesake) and selected “Archer” as the first category for next week. Study up, lest you fall into the
See you next week!
What a crazy night of trivia at Whole Foods Ashburn where people learned a lot tonight, things like whats the longest coast line? And who is Mace Windu? Mini Van Mafia continues their dominance and took the win tonight!
1st Mini Van Mafia
2nd Without a clue
3rd Donald Trump Speech Writers
Mark your calendars for next week because the first question is Mark your calendars! See you then!
Season 12 continues as we see our Maryland Division Summer Fling Champions, Bazinga! (now calling themselves “If We Lose, The Terrorists Win”) headlining a field of some very strong, competitive teams here at Quincy’s!
Just would like to shout out that Quincy’s has become one of THE most competitive venues in the circuit, so if you’re looking for a challenge, come join us, eh? The question of the night tonight was JOCKEY’S! Sure, people have referred to their down-unders as “BVD” however the company that began as Coopers, Inc. and first sold the “Tighty-whitey’s” we all know and LOVE was, in fact, JOCKEY’S. Sorry to those of you who felt misled your entire lives… It was a pretty crucial question. Going into the final, we had If We Lose leading the way just ahead of Uncle Jack with Rock the Cash Bar rounding out 3rd place.
The final didn’t cause much shifting in the scores so there you have it for the finish tonight! Our Summer Champs prove why they won tonight, and they’ll sure be back next week to back that rep! I’ll see you guys then!
1st Place: If We Lose, The Terrorists Win
2nd Place: Uncle Jack
3rd Place: Rock the Cash Bar
Next week: 90s Country AUDIO