Everyone Is A Winner On Wednesday!
No we didn’t hand out 1st prizes to everyone, nor were there trophies as far as the eye can see, but there were so many good times to be had across 3 states tonight that you can’t help but count it as a win! The crazy weather couldn’t keep us down! Valley Grill in Middletown, Md We played tonight’s game at Valley Grill over the rainbow after the storm went through and the lollipop guild had quite the team of trivia players! Of course the Wicked Witch showed up and they all scattered before we could finish the game. We dropped a house on that Witch and moved on, so here are the final results: Stupid Sexy Flanders in 1st Southpaw Fish in 2nd Rum Ham in 3rd Our first category for next week is “Famous Quotes from Andre the Giant” ~ Ronnie Revolution in Fairfax, Va
No one could remember Sean Paul’s name (I guess he is in fact as irrelevant as I thought he’d be), dynamite and TNT were mixed up and led to a long argument, and teams were kicking themselves about Greyhounds over Wolfhounds. No one could remember William Hung’s stint as the lead singer of Hung Jury, the team with the least sports aptitude was the only team to get Northwestern, and everyone agreed that the Finding Nemo question was too easy and that the bonus was too hard.
After all was said and done, the standings looked like this:
In third place tonight, Green Machine!
In second place tonight, losing a tough tiebreaker, Juggernauts!
In first place tonight, squeaking out a victory with a tiebreaker clincher, Mess and Jegg!
Great game everyone! Stay safe and dry so that we can see you back next week for our WC category of Ice Cream! Should be short sweet and to the point!
The weather tonight on my way to The Tavern was treacherous to say the least! So it warmed my heart to see as many teams as I did risk life and limb to brave the elements and join me tonight! It was a good game also between the 2 teams fighting for 1st, but after the final question, this is how it ended… In 3rd we had Olney the Lonely, 2nd went to If We Lose the Terrorists Win, and with a less dramatic finish than the last couple weeks had, John Lithgow’s Fan Club took the win!! They picked the current show”The People Vs. O.J. Simpson” for next Wednesdays winners choice question and hopefully the weather will be less CRAZY to join us back at The Tavern!! ~ Jon J
1. John Lithgow’s Fan Club 2. If We Lose the Terrorists Win 3. Olney the Lonely 4. Men and Pausers 5. Moving Forward
To start tonight’s game we had to break the first and second rule of Fight Club, because the opening question of the night was about Fight Club. The question asked for the eighth and final rule, which is if it is your first time, you have to fight. We also had a question where teams had to name different fruits based on their French names.
The audio question tonight asked about Drew Barrymore films, with the first one being E.T. and playing a clip of a bunch of screaming, from the scene where E.T. is hiding in the closet. We also learned that dynamite and TNT are different after the question about Alfred Nobel. My favorite question of the night was about TV lawyers, which talked about Barry Zuckerkorn, Wayne Jarvis, and Bob Loblaw, which are all characters from Arrested Development, one of my absolute favorite shows.
Halftime tonight featured Competitive Reality TV shows based on their judges, as well as matching sports terms to the sport they are used in (I was sad that Howzit! wasn’t used for Cricket). After halftime we asked about a bunch of religious holidays, one of which I had no idea how to pronounce (Bakr-Eid). The scientist question ended with teams split between Kepler and Coepernicus, with the answer being Kepler.
The common bond question tonight asked about three things that all contain the word Canterbury. The “Finding Nemo” question was a bit of an easy one, but unfortunately nobody knew the names of all three “vegetarian” sharks, Bruce, Chum, and Anchor. We also learned that Drake holds the record for the most #1 hits on the Billboard Rap Chart on the 6-4-2.
The final round asked about the most nominated actor in Oscar history, which is Jack Nicholson. We also asked a nursery rhyme question about a title character who solved his marital problems by trapping his wife in a gourd shell. The answer was Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, which played a lot tougher than expected.
Tonight’s final question asked for the athlete with the second most appearances on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and the most for any athlete not in he ‘Big Four’ (baseball, basketball, hockey, football). The answer everybody put was Tiger Woods, but really we were looking for Muhammad Ali.
The final didn’t really change much, since everybody missed it. Third place went to BTF, and second went to Dalek Dance Party. Taking the win, congrats goes to We’ve Embraced Our Mediocrity! Nice work! Next week we start with Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, so study up!
Until next time,
Belles’ in Frederick, Md You know you’re doing something right when your last place team is actually having MORE fun than your first place team! Tonight’s crowd was particularly fun- it’s not often that we have free agent trades between questions, throwing ninja stars (Hand folded!) and some random story time moments about puppies and planes. Best. Pick up. Ever. I am pretty sure that teams were rather surprised when I answered some cocky sass by pulling a bonus question in a drop mic moment. Ha! I can play those games! We had a pretty solid game tonight, with just enough of a challenge to keep you all on the edge of your seat! Or if your the pregnant foreigner of Pete Rose, you just stand. It’s easier that way. Your significant German cracked me up with the rather crass ownership of your belly. I wish you patience 😉 The hardest moment of the night may have been the sharks of Finding Nemo, but I loved how your practice showed in your “Thank you Sam” on the philly cream cheese question! the final was fun with our 1st place teaam getting it correct, along with our last place team! The middle all came down to wagering, and Pete Rose Bet on Us sewed up 2nd with a 7 point wager. 3rd went to Flight Level Awesome, and 1st went to those loved/hated Tokyo Sex Whales! Good game! Next week we will start with a first question of Rick and Morty! ~Samantha Bennigan’s in Clarksburg, Md
Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, Md We had a toasty little contest at Barefoot Bernies in Hagerstown, MD Wednesday night! It came packed with 8 teams ready to do trivia battle and a slew of tough but FUN questions to help facilitate the festivitiesRound 1 was not all about French fruit! Pomme anyone?In Round 2 we learned about the studliness of an Irish Wolfhound – or at least the height of them! Then we took a holiday around the world and prepped for a nasty little Finding Nemo question! All of this led to some shenanigans in Round 4 which garnished with Philadelphia Cream Cheese and a reminder of how relevant Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater can be in today’s society! And then… dat final… POW! It shook things about and knocked around the leader board a smidge! Great game though for sure! Close the whole night. Congrats to our TOP 3 this evening: And next week we kick off with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Until then, keep your light saber sharp and your midi-chlorians to yourself! Love ya – DG
Hard Times Cafe in Arlington, Va
So, if you like torrential downpours with your trivia, then Wednesday night at Hard Times in Clarendon was certainly the place to be! Eight teams braved the conditions to join us for some questions and answers, and it was Trivia Newton John who had the most fun, as they pulled away from the field in the second half, securing a victory before the final question was even asked! Catocin Cougars took second, while Matt Frost Gave Us the Answers took third after being the only team to nail the final question. Next week begins with a question on UNC Basketball! ~ Matt