Down Under at Thursday Trivia!
Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 119 teams across 17 venues.
We began Thursday’s game with a Three Clues question about triangles, before moving on the TV sitcom “Laverne & Shirley” and the different definitions of the word ‘seize’. The first round closed with this clever question concerning film and song titles:
–> Reese Witherspoon has starred in two films that share their titles with rock songs: one by Lynyrd Skynyrd, the other by The Cure.
About one-third Of our teams picked up bonus points by giving us both correct answers of “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Just Like Heaven”. Nine teams earned a perfect first round score on Thursday night.
Thursday’s audio question featured three music groups with possessive names. Most teams easily identified Destiny’s Child and Herman’s Hermits, but the short-lived fame of Jimmie’s Chicken Shack has apparently been forgotten, as only 12% of our teams picked up two bonus points by naming all three groups. Later, we discussed the cryptocurrency introduced by Manny Pacquiao, crossed the Verrazzano-Narrows bridge (yes, its name has two ‘Z’s now), and enjoyed a since of German Chocolate cake. We closed the first half with its most difficult bonus question, as only eight teams remembered that Gerry Rafferty recorded the soft rock classic “Baker Street”. As a result, Just Good Enough (Champion) posted the only perfect score of Thursday’s second round.
Cartoon felines and feature film debuts were the featured topics on Thursday’s halftime page, which yielded 13 perfect scores and an overall average of 17.2 points. These were your high scores from Thursday’s first half:
- Just Good Enough (Champion): 92
- Blood Legion (Flower Hill): 89
- Weasigators (Cushwa): 87
- Singing Inferno (Smoketown): 86
- Uranus Fly Trap (Smoketown): 86
Thursday’s second half began with a look at the accolades earned by filmmakers Orson Welles and Clint Eastwood, before moving on to the more difficult categories of Enlightenment philosophers and the European colonization of Africa. Of course, we offset those dry topics by closing the round with a question regarding the animated series “Animaniacs”. Six teams ran the table in the third round by posting 36 points.
Final round topics from Thursday night included the classic rock group Dire Straits, the Canadian Parliament, and the scintillating debut from Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown, who became the first player in league history to score two touchdowns of at least 40 yards in his NFL debut. Eight teams swept the final round on Thursday night. Here is your leaderboard heading into Thursday’s final question:
- 99th Precinct (Smoketown): 160
- Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Cushwa): 159
- Just Good Enough (Champion): 158
- Scott’s Tots (Belly Love): 158
- Uranus Fly Trap (Smoketown): 157
- Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s): 157
THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (58.3% success rate):
–> “I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains, of ragged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, her beauty and terror – the wide brown land for me!” Which country is the subject of this poem written by Dorothea Mackellar in 1908?
Nearly three-fifths of our teams responded correctly by recognizing a basic description of the landscape of Australia. Congratulations to Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s) and Scott’s Tots (Belly Love), who each earned a Perfect 21 on Thursday night by answering every wagering question correctly. Here is the final overall leaderboard from Thursday night:
- 99th Precinct (Smoketown): 170
- Uranus Fly Trap (Smoketown): 169
- Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s): 169
- North Country (Quincy’s): 167
- Zambookie (Champion): 164
- Blood Legion (Flower Hill): 164
- Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Cushwa): 163
- Slapsgiving (Cushwa): 163
- Weasigators (Cushwa): 162
- Power Vacuum (Champion): 162
- Charlie’s Angels (Mark’s): 162
Lost Rhino Brewing in Ashburn, VA: Brown Chicken Brown Cow (Next week’s first category: Kevin Smith Films)
Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Lowered Expectations (Next week’s first category: “Dr. Strangelove”)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Zambookie (Next week’s first category: “Borderlands”)
Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Your Mom (Next week’s first category: “Born to Run” Album)
Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: 99th Precinct (Next week’s first category: Chemical Bonds)
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD: Punslingers (Next week’s first category: Big Band Songs)
Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Duchess (Next week’s first category: Lesser-Known Dictators)
Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Scott’s Tots (Next week’s first category: Types of Fire Extinguishers)
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Next week’s first category: “The Last Dragon”)
The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion (Next week’s first category: Terrorism)
The Derby in New Market, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Gin)
Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Semicircle of Trust (Next week’s first category: “Beverly Hills, 90210”)
Jockey Bar and Grill in Boonsboro, MD: Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (Next week’s first category: “Father Ted”)
Backyard Bar and Grille in Warminster, PA: Dave Martinez School of Management (Next week’s first category: NBA Players)
Lake Linganore Association in New Market, MD: Polys (Next week’s first category: Deaf History)
Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Dad Bods (Next week’s first category: Irish Folk Songs)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Charlie’s Angels (Next week’s first category: Cutlery)
Guido’s in Frederick, MD: Tuna Noodle Casserole (Next week’s first category: Post Malone – AUDIO)