Getting on over that Hump Day!
Wednesdays can feel like they last forever, it’s nice to have a game to look forward at the end of the day! Our team are almost as plentiful as the laughter, Wednesday night never disappoints!
That was probably the closest game I have seen in awhile here at Valley Grill, and the leader board fluctuated quite a bit in the second half! It all culminated into a very close final question, where the right wager choice was paramount in tonight’s success. Here are the results:
Fat Kids are Hard to Kidnap in 1st
Simple Minds in 2nd
Southpaw Fish in 3rd
Our first category for next week will be the PBS show “Doc Martin”, NOT the shoes! ~ Ronnie
Another night of Pour House Trivia in the books for the Revolution Bar!
Highlights of the Night:
In “Close-But-No-Cigar”: I’ve seen some crazy close answers in the past, but never like tonight. Cal Dragon instead of Hal Jordan, 1512 instead of 1215; you guys were on the right wavelength, just couldn’t get there. Tough one!
The final caused a last second switcheroo for the podium.
In third place tonight, GT80 Sauce!
In second place tonight, Mess and Jegg!
In first place tonight, Green Machine!
Great game everyone! Next week we’ll kick things off with the OJ Simpson Trial! The actual trial, not the show on FX. Study up, and we’ll see you next time!
Tonight’s game opened with a question about Mel Brooks Films, and asked for the speed slightly faster than ‘ridiculous speed’ which is ‘Ludicrous Speed!!’ according to the film ‘Spaceballs’. We also asked teams to name the superhero that Ryan Reynolds portrayed back in 2011, before he was Deadpool. Most teams remembered he played the Green Lantern, although he’s much better off being Deadpool.
Tonight’s audio question asked teams to identify different songs with chemical elements in their title, like Gold Digger or Iron Man. We also asked about Scottie Pippen talking about the Golden State Warriors, when he claimed that his 1996 Bulls would sweep them, a claim that can never be proven or disproven.
Halftime asked teams to identify things that begin and end with the letter ‘O’ such as the Orinoco river, or Oreos. We also had teams match the Principal to the work they are from, like Mr. Feeny or Principal Skinner. In the third round we asked about pectin, which is something in plant cell walls that I’ve never heard of, but is used in jams and jellies and comes from Citrus Fruit too.
We also asked for the historical document that King John signed as well as the year he signed it, which was The Magna Carta in 1215. There was even a Star Wars question, which asked for the only character mentioned by name in the opening crawl for Episode IV, which most teams knew was Princess Leia.
In the final round we had a Scooby Doo question which asked all about Velma. The question asked for the nonsense word she said whenever she discovered something, as well as who played her in the 2002 live action version. Turns out Linda Cardellini wasn’t as tough as ‘Jinkies!’ was for some teams. I was surprised anybody knew the answer on the abbreviations question, asking what the PB in APBA meant, which was Power Boat.
The final question tonight was in the category of ‘Pope-Pourri’, and asked for the 16th century man who Pope Paul III was speaking to when he said he’d been waiting 30 years for his services. About half the teams were able to get to the answer of Michelangelo, and that definitely shook things up.
Third place tonight went to We’ve Embraced Our Mediocrity, who heard the category and immediately decided on the zero-bet. Second place went to BTF, who held a good lead but lost it on the final. Winning tonight, sneaking all the into first on the final is Bored of Education! Congrats ladies, what a finish! Next week we start with a question about Impressionist Art, so study up, and I’ll see you all next week!
Until next time,
Oh my Wednesday night crew knows how to make me laugh.. and how to make me sigh. And how to make my head hit the table as they harp on the same bad joke.. over and over again…. I will give you this though, you’re persistent! You were just as persistent in your search for those top 3 spots. Well, half of you were celebrating when you were in the top 3 and half of you were celebrating not being last… I’m sure there’s a lesson in there about setting your goals.
We had a tie for 1st going in to a tough final, between Colonizing Uranus and Tokyo Sex whale, but the whales just couldn’t grab that final and fell to 2nd, leaving Uranus in 1st! Comfortably Dum made a comfortable wager and settled on in to 3rd. Nice game! Next week we will start with colors that end in urple. Yup. Toughie.
While we were almost out of the “Warren Moon Era”, this week’s game gave teams a few head-scratching moments and produced a joke answer or two. But scores remained high and tight as we moved question by question closer to securing those post-season berths.
Our top three going into the final all bet enough to win, and they all got it right, so the leaderboard held up and we had our top three.
Third Place: Up For Anything
Second Place: Polyamorous Virgins
First Place: The Moops
Hagerstown is our oyster and hump day trivia night at Bernies is that shiny little pearl inside.
OK…so I’m not as smooth as Willie Shakes. Either way we did have a romp Wednesday night for sure. A great game of trivia went down in Hagerstown, MD. And a close, photo finish, tie breaker craziness at that! The scores were bunchy for a bit bu by the final we had no ties. However, that said, all of the TOP 3 decided they did not like POPE POURRIS in the least and all secretly wagered ZERO leaving the opening for some other crews…
We navigated through some tough ones.
Ty Cobb was nasty! Power Boating had a bite and the OVER-UNDER was seductively challenging!
At the end of the shake down we had a finish for the record books. Great game everyone. Those are fun to watch 🙂 Congrats to our podium takers…
Have a great weekend everyone. Next WED we start it all off with some “Men’s NCAA Final 4 History.”
Luv ya! See you soon…DG 🙂
We welcomed a few new teams to Hard Time Cafe tonight (and one other team we hadn’t seen for a LONG TIME!). We hope you make it back for a return visit! Tonight’s third round separated the leaders from the rest of the field, and once again it was Kitten Mittens who took down the field with another win! Second place went to Two Girls and an Idiot, with Swedish Police on Vacation making a triumphant return by gaining a few spots on the final question to take third place. next week, we’ll begin with a question on the Stanley Cup Playoffs! ~ Matt