Laughing Through Wednesday!
We laughed, we cried… Ok.. wait.. we didn’t cry. There’s no crying at trivia. We sure as hell laughed however! The good, the hard, and the hysterical on this Wednesday night of Pour House.
It was like sunny Southern California tonight here in Middletown, no humidity, no bugs, and beautiful blue sky for miles. I can’t think of a better setting for a patio game of PHT, and can’t remember the last time the conditions were so pristine. Many teams got tonight’s final, but a couple of teams in the running had a tragic miss which caused the scores to launch some of the middle teams into the spotlight! Here are the results:
Drunk Savants in 1st
Shakeweight in 2nd
Scared Money in 3rd
Our first category for next week is “The Wizard of Oz” ~ Ronnie
There was a great battle for the coveted 1st place spot throughout the entire Wednesday night game at The Tavern! I think I had a different team leading at the end of each round last night! Of course, being the team leading after the final question is answered is all that matters, and last night it ended like this…. In 3rd was Bette Davis Fan Club, 2nd went to Blame it on the Butter, and finally a bride instead of a bridesmaid… 1st place went to Shart Attack!! They picked an anime’ show for next weeks winners choice, “Sword Art Online”, so study up, and I’ll see everyone next Wednesday at The Tavern!!
This week’s game was full of surprises, some welcome, others challenging. Teams puzzled through a variety of questions, all eager to scoop up more Summer Fling points on the way to the Championship!
Second Place: Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me
First Place: We Hate The MoopsThe Moops informed me that this makes 10 straight wins for them, and decided to celebrate by picking, “Triple 50/50: 1980’s College Basketball Players from the ACC or Big East”. You know, not to be too specific…
Tonight we opened up with a question about US State license plates, which gave three different license plate slogans and asked for the corresponding states. Most teams recognized Wild and Wonderful as being West Virginia, but Heart of Dixie (Alabama) and Native America (Oklahoma) were a bit tougher. The audio question we had today was an interesting one, where each clip was separated into two different songs, with the first song’s one word title being identical to the second song’s artist, with the three answers being Jet, Rush, and Madness.
Halftime asked teams to identify different animated films which won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, as well as identifying the numerical answers to different questions. In the second half we opened up with a question about deserts (NOT desserts), which was immediately followed by a question about desserts (NOT deserts), which led to plenty of confusion and hilarity, at least on my end. I know I definitely said the wrong word at least a few times.
We also asked a math question where we asked for the fractional representation of Pi, which is sometimes written as 22/7. We also asked about the record for the most home runs hit in a single game, which is four. Unfortunately no teams knew that the only active player to have accomplished this feat is Josh Hamilton. Tonight’s final question asked about US State Symbols, asking for the State whose legislators tried and failed to make the cairn terrier their Official State Dog. One team managed to get to the answer of Kansas, because Toto was a cairn terrier.
In the end, third place tonight went to Just Good Enough, and second went to GI Joey Broseph. The winner tonight however was We’ve Embraced Our Mediocrity with a nice game! Next week we start with a question about Rick and Morty, so study up! I’ll see you all then!
Until next time,
The summer rolls on in Arlington, with our Wednesday night game at Hard Times Cafe. Tonight, an interesting final question shook up the standings, with all of the correct answers coming from teams in the middle of the pack! Here’s how it settled… a BRAND-NEW team called Fonts of Knowledge had one of the correct answers, and they took down a win in their PHT debut! Second place went to Couch Potatoes, who played flawlessly until that last question. Finally, we had Billy Snacks jumping up four spots and taking third.
*** SCHEDULE UPDATE ***
Unfortunately, Hard Times Cafe has closed its doors for business, and Pour House will no longer be hosting trivia on Wednesday nights. Thanks for your support! Be sure to check out Spider Kelly’s down the road every Monday! We will keep you updated when another Wednesday night venue opens in Virginia.