It was Monkey Business Monday @TRIVIA!
Okay…well Baboon business! We had some rowdy trivia contests play out on this first Monday of 2016! Check out the scoop…
il Forno Pizzeria – Frederick, MD
DRP – Alexandria, Va
We had a quaint little game for our first game of 2016 here at DRP in Alexandria, it was still tons of fun nonetheless! A couple of teams sure didn’t “monkey around” on a final that I consider to be one of the hardest we’ve had as of late. Here are the results:
Del Ray Dummies in 1st
Still TBD in 2nd
Periodic Table Dancers in 3rd
C’mon back next week, where our first category will be Mel Brooks films! ~ Ronnie
Spider Kelly’s – Arlington, Va
It was quite a run for the house juggernaut High School Prom here at Spider Kelly’s in Clarendon. They had racked up a seven-week winning streak, and were poised to make it eight in a row when they ran into a real ‘monkey’ of a question. All good things must come to an end, and so it was PC Principals who took down their first win in almost four months! Great job! Ives Mansion snuck into second with a nice pull on the final, while HSP had to settle for third place. ~ Matt
Greene Turtle – Hagerstown, MD
Man it feels good to be back. After all this time some things changed with teams combining, and Rice Rice Baby having an ACTUAL baby! (Congrats you two!!) but overall it was great to see everybody once again, and I’m super excited for the future games.
This week had a ton of questions where it seemed like nobody needed the full two-minutes to turn in, leading to a rather quick game overall. However there were a few tough questions, such as the name of the German kid who landed an airplane in the Red Square in Moscow, which nobody knew (kudos to the two teams that guessed Hans Gruber for that one).
I thought tonight’s halftime page had a tough bottom half, asking teams to finish the ‘movie chain’ linking each of two actor sets. The toughest question of the night, however, was easily the final, which stumped the room. The category was The Animal Kingdom and asked about the five different species of a type of monkey, with one type also viewed as a companion to the god Ptah. Almost everybody guessed Rhesus but the answer was Baboon.
The final caused a bit of movement at the top, which is almost to be expected with all the scores being so close. Third place tonight went to Cotton Candy, the new super team (new to me at least). Second place went to Cersei’s Walk (formerly The Bends) who had the lead the whole time. The winners however, with a crafty 0 wager, congrats to The Cobras on snaking out the win! Next week we start with The Breakfast Club, so I’ll see you all next week!
Until next time,
Roast House – Frederick, MD
Highlights of the Night:
In “Extraneous-Clues”: If you were gonna ask for the British Author who referenced Ectoplasm, why bother asking for the French scientist who invented the concept? These are the questions I get as the host. Right off the bat y’all giving me lip??
In “Well-That-Was-Unexpected”: Hooooooo boy. I’ve had technical difficulties in the past, but never like that. Both mic cords borked. Shouting over the bar noise until Denny could get there. Yikes. Glad we could get through it!
The final was a tricky one tonight, and correct answers mattered!
In third place tonight, Cher’s Zombie Army!
In second place tonight, Three Fingers Worth!
In first place tonight, Multiple Scorgasms!
First game of 2016 was rough but it’s in the books. Next week we’re gonna start with an interesting category. Similar to the “Americana” category we see pop up from time to time, next week we will kick things off with “Canadiana”. Should be interesting to say the least!