First Night of Fling!

Everyone wants a good Summer Fling, and man. oh man do we have an opportunity for you! Check out www.pourhousetrivia.com for all the details and for now-  Check out the recap.

DRP in Alexandria, Va 

First game of Summer Fling in the books down here at DRP in Alexandria! Thanks again for your patience as the highways were EXTREMELY unfriendly on this fine Monday. Keep an eye on the website for details about Summer Fling. Here are the results of tonight’s game:

TBD in 1st

Del Ray Dummies in 2nd

Worst Case Ontario in 3rd

First category for next week is Swedish Monarchs ~ Ronnie

Roasthouse Pub in Frederick, Md

And that’s all she wrote folks. Tonight was our last night of Pour House Trivia at the Roast House, and it was a good packed house for our farewell tour.

A good game on a last night is how it should end, especially when I’m singing for the first category, but it’s still bittersweet, so I think I’ll forego my usual shenanigans.

We’ve had a great ride here at the Roast House and it’s been a lot of fun! Hopefully I see you all real soon, but if I don’t, it’s been great. Big thank you to the guys and gals at Roast House who have slung drinks and food for us over the years. You will be missed.

In third place tonight, as a solo, Wiser But Still Dead.

In second place tonight, Three Fingers Worth.

And our last winning team, in first place, Cher’s Zombie Army.

Great game everyone, it’s been lots of fun. See you when I see you!

Until then,

Ian

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, Md 

Before I start on the recap I want to extend a huge congratulations to those of you who competed in the World Series on Sunday, even if things didn’t happen to go your way.  Tonight we kicked off the Summer Fling Series, and things definitely got interesting. We opened up with a question about ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’, asking for the name of the nation that wasn’t Air, Earth, or Wind, meaning it was the Fire Nation.

We also had a baseball question that ended up asking teams what member of the Orioles currently has the most home runs, which is NOT Chris Davis, it’s Mark Trumbo, their Right Fielder/Designated Hitter.  The audio question asked teams to identify TV shows based on their opening monologues, which proved to be pretty tough. I’ve never seen a single episode of any of the three shows, which were Bosom Buddies, Person of Interest, and The Outer Limits.

Halftime asked teams to identify the real life celebrities based on pictures of SNL cast members impersonating them, as well as matching national foods to their countries.  In the second half we asked about the upcoming Spielberg project, called the BFG (for Big Friendly Giant), based on a book by Roald Dahl.  The hardest question of the night was definitely Theatrical Works, which asked for the Eugene O’Neill play that won him a posthumous Pulitzer, whose name references the fact that the entire plot takes place over a single 24 hour period. Only a few teams managed to get ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ as the answer.

We also discussed the fact that the third member of Salt N Pepa is NOT actually a spice, but is just DJ Spinderella.  I was impressed by just how many teams knew that Mount St Helens lost about 1,300 feet after it erupted on May 18, 1980, although that must have been a pretty scary and memorable event for those alive to witness it.  I also really liked the question about the character that Kelsey Grammer played named Dr. Robert Underdunk Terwilliger, asking teams for that character’s two word nickname. Most teams managed to get to the answer of Sideshow Bob from The Simpsons, as well as the name of his brother, Cecil, who was appropriately voiced by David Hyde Pierce.

Tonight’s final question was in the category of The Animal Kingdom, and asked for the land animal with the highest blood pressure of any mammal. Several teams managed to get the answer which was the giraffe (the BP needs to be strong to get the blood up that looooong neck and beat gravity), and this moved scores around a bit.

Third place tonight went to Rice Rice Baby, making a bit of a jump in the standings. Second place went to Nameless, who played a solid game all the way through. However, tonight’s winners held strong throughout the entire game, congrats to That’s A Niner on the win! Next week we start with a question about the US Revolutionary War, so time to bone up on your history!

Until next time,
-Chad

Il Forno in Frederick, Md 

Summer Fling began TONIGHT as we had yet another jam-packed crowd at il Forno! Getting lots of great crowds lately and tonight was no different, supporting 14 teams in our game. Last week’s winners The A Team made quite a splash at the World Series on Sunday with a 5th place finish out of 81 teams and they looked to live up to that reputation by taking down another win at their home venue!
Chicken McThuggets was at full strength tonight, the first time in a while, and they looked mighty good, leading the way at the half. The 3rd round showed us a Eugene O’Neill question which stumped a majority of the field; only 2 teams picking up points with “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”. Early 20th century theatre is apparently a weak area for most but obviously helpful for others. The A Team took full advantage of this clue and closed the gap a bit on Chicken McThuggets. Even after that round, The A Team still trailed Chicken McThuggets by a few.
Round 4 gave The A Team just enough time to take the lead by 1 single point going into the final. Chicken Mcthuggets were in 2nd now and Wrecking Ball rounded out the top 3. The final didn’t play terribly difficult, so no surprises tonight. A Team takes down win number 1 for the Summer Season, in a very close one and a good comeback from them! We’re back next week for more Summer Fling!
1st Place:     The A Team
2nd Place:    Chicken McThuggets
3rd Place:     Wrecking Ball
Next week:     Botany

Spider Kelly’s in Arlington, Va

The Summer season is underway at Spider Kelly’s in Clarendon, and in our World Series recap: our Season XIII house champions High School Prom put forth a very nice effort to take home second place, but we all know they will be back on top of the standings sooner or later.  Kitten Mittens also had a great game, but missed the last question to fall out of the top five.

On to our regular game, which saw Jimmy’s in Vegas take down a win with Kitten Mittens close behind in second.  We Only Do It to Drexel took home third place.  Next week, we begin with a question on complex international land borders!  ~ Matt