Little women, little men and a whole lot more on Pour House Trivia’s Tuesday!
Pour House pub trivia‘s Tuesday hung with Louisa May Alcott for a little writing action, and did a whole lot more with live trivia all across Virginia and Maryland! Check out how those games went:
The World Series and the NBA regular season had to take seat to trivia on Tuesday night at Capitol City Brewing Company in Shirlington. We had 12 teams battling it out, including one of my favorite out-of-town teams, Intangible Assets. They show up every two months or so, but they always bring a full team and have a great time! Tonight’s game was led wire-to-wire by the Capitol City Goofballs, who played a stellar game, but had a bit of a dilemma heading into the final question. The Goofballs had a nice lead over the second place team, but they had a 13-point lead over the third place team. A zero wager would guarantee second place, but an aggressive wager would bring in the possibility of numerous teams overtaking them. Sensing a difficult final question, they took the conservative route and bet zero. So, it was up to the B-58s to take down the win if they came up with the correct answer… and they pulled it off! They took down their second win of the season, while CCGB were focused on their long-term goals and took second. Urban Achievers snuck into third place with a correct answer on the final as well. Next week, our game begins with a question on Veterans Day! ~ Matt
Holy Guacamole! Champions you slammed me tonight! 23 teams and a host of technical issues.. what a night! I need a beer. Most likely a Duclaw 😉 Thank you for saying all the IT prayers, and for being so kind to your waitresses- everyone was working hard for you tonight. Some of you enjoyed seeing me take the hard line I think, but with 23 teams there was no wiggle room for rookie shenanigans. Our top teams tonight were no rookies, that’s for sure- some tried and true teams shifted out of the pack, and they didn’t even let a tough final challenge them too much. After the final it was Jungle Fever who took the 3rd spot, Comfortably Dum was in 2nd and it was Wiser but still Dead who stayed solid in that 1st place spot. Nicely done fending off so many brains! I hope you all have a very Happy Halloween and I will see you in November. I can’t believe we are there already! Next week we will start with a Triple 50/50 audio clue of Crosby, Stills and Nash or Buffalo Springfield. Should be interesting, come test your mettle! ~Samantha
Well it was almost any team’s game going into the final, and these top notch players down here at Cugini’s nailed the last question of the night, bringing us to a tiebreaker. After a Gangnam tiebreaker (they had to dance), here are the results of our game: Level 3 Booksellers in 1st MoMo in 2nd U Talkin to Me in 3rd Our first category for next week is Star Wars: The Original Trilogy. ~ Ronnie
Yesterday’s winner at Celebrity Bar & Grill pretty much had it sown up by halftime… The REAL action was watching the other teams battle it out for the 2nd and 3rd spot! At the end, it was The Feds who finished 3rd, Pams Team in 2nd, and with a BIG lead for the win was Ram Squad!! They went with “Game Of Thrones”(the show NOT the books) for next weeks winners choice, so study up and come for the trivia, stay for the gambling next Tuesday at the Celebrity Bar & Grill!!!
~ Jon J
Trivia reference of the season: Persian Pickle!
Next time you sport the ole’ paisley tie make sure you remember our boy the Persian Pickle!
Great times Tuesday for some pub trivia La La style! It certainly was a close game the whole way – complete with teams jockeying for the #1 spot going into the final! It was that 6-4-2 that changed the tides a bit! A 6pt answer of WIND helped blow Stink Floyd into the lead going into what proved to be a tough final. And it was The Pledge of Allegiance FTW! After a great couple of hours of fun, live trivia, and rye whiskey…our leader board looked like this:
Nice jump from behind Blind Rocket Squirrel Surgeons! Props! 🙂
Thanks for coming out my friends! I wish you and your family a great and fun Halloween this weekend. Bring me some pics next Tuesday. I wanna see! Until then, brush up on your Las Vegas chops – that is how we begin next week’s La La Pub Trivia Extravaganza!
See you soon 🙂
Today’s game started out with a question about the James Bond films that Daniel Craig starred in. The question asked who played the villain in the movie “Skyfall”, which is one of the only Bond movies I’ve actually watched fully and really liked. The answer to that one was Javier Bardem, who did a great job as Raoul Silva. The next question about the word Homer had two tough clues that only a few teams figured out, followed by a giveaway, saying it’s the first name of The Simpsons dad. Works of art came next, this time asking about the classic Rodin piece known as “The Thinker”, which apparently was based on the works of Dante Alighieri. I was glad most teams knew what the K in K-Pop stands for, which is Korean. Easily the most famous example of K-Pop (in America at least) is Gangnam Style, which was HUGE a few years ago. We ended the round with a question about the classic arcade game which starred the lovable Q-Bert. The next round started with the audio question, this time about 1980’s TV theme songs. Most teams knew that it was The Smurfs, but nobody knew the creator of The Smurfs, a man nicknamed Peyo. After that was a question about Shake ‘N’ Bake, which is a brand name but also a slang term that is used apparently to talk about making methamphetamine. On the U.S. Geography question that came next, I was glad that almost everybody knew the two states that border both Alabama and Tennessee. The patterns question was almost complete gibberish, talking about “Persian Pickles” and a Zoroastrian symbol of life and eternity, which is all just a fancy way of describing Paisley. I was impressed with how many teams knew the next question, which asked about the Marine Corps Marathon, as I didn’t even know that existed. At halftime we had pictures of World Series MVP’s (with an answer key for those of us who don’t care about sports) as well as asking questions where the answer can be spelled using the letters in the phrase WORLD SERIES. I thought the second part was particularly clever, asking about the song Low Rider, the singer Lorde (who has a ridiculous real name) among other things. Heading into the second half things were pretty close among the top teams, with only a few points separating them. The next round started with American Literature, asking about the trilogy that ends with “Jo’s Boys” and starts with “Little Women”. The second book in the trilogy was a bit tougher, with only one team knowing “Little Men”. (I do have to give a shoutout for the joke answer of “Female Midgets” for the second book title!). Again everybody impressed me by knowing the only US President who was never honored as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, which was Gerald Ford. The next question asked about some guy named Travis Stork, who is on the TV Show “The Doctors” as well as having been on “The Bachelor”, which are two shows I do not watch. Clif bars are delicious, and of course their logo has a guy climbing on a mountain, that only makes sense. We ended the round with Showtunes (cue the jazz hands) asking about the songs “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, “Food, Glorious Food!” and “The Fish-Slapping Dance”, which are from “The Sound of Music”, “Oliver!”, and “Spamalot” respectively. Tonight’s 6-4-2 asked about the scientific term Stellar Wind, as well as a Jimi Hendrix ballad, which was called “The Wind Cries Mary”, which only a few teams got before hitting the 2-point clue, which led to a ton of groans and sounds of frustration. The final round opened up talking about Comedy Film Characters, this time asking about the bumbling character from The Pink Panther, Inspector Clouseau, which almost nobody spelled right. According to the next question, “The Transylvania Twist” eventually was renamed “The Monster Mash”, which I thought was a cute question. Bible stories came next, this time talking about The Prodigal Son, which was told in the book of Luke. Diseases and Disorders asked about the Jerry Lewis telethon, which helped raise money for the MDA, which combats Muscular Dystrophy diseases. We ended the round with a fun triple 50/50 question about quirky sports rules, which asked what happens if you tip the ball into your own net in basketball (the other team gets two points), what happens if the pitcher balks and the batter hits the ball over the fence anyway (the home run counts) and if three different players commit minor penalties on the same play in a hockey game, does the other team get a 5 vs 2 advantage (no they don’t, that would be insanity). The final question was about Americana, which asked about an oath written by Francis Bellamy, which reflected his Socialist-Christian beliefs. Most teams knew we were talking about The Pledge of Allegiance, with some teams even mentioning to me after the game to look up the Bellamy Salute, which apparently children did in school while reciting the pledge, right up until a certain war happened. Either way, the final standings ended up with the Smarty Pants taking third place. Second place went to the Book Club Babes (playing as just one babe this time, nice work Mark!). Winning tonight, congrats goes out to Fractured but Whole, who led for pretty much the whole game. Next week we start with Breaking Bad as the opening question, so I will see you all then! Until next time, Chad
One of the more competitive live trivia venues I would wager would be Quincy’s South on Tuesday nights. We have a core group of teams and I really feel like it’s anyone’s game on any given night. Tonight’s game would not disappoint, as a large number of the teams kept it close through most of the game! Tonight’s question of the night was our American Literature question. Seemed those who knew it, knew it. Those who didn’t, had no chance. Little did we all know that Little Women was the first in a trilogy, but the inclusion of “Jo’s Boys” led us to remember the March sisters of Amy, Meg, Beth, and Jo and pull that mid 19th century work. Good pull if you got it.
And even nicer were those who came up with Little Men too, the lesser known sequel to Little Women. Louisa May Alcott got busy! The default answer for late 19th century work with multiple books was Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. The timeframe works, and they seem like they should go together in a trilogy. But alas! It was Louisa May we were looking for! Few teams were unphased by our Literature question, and those were the ones that remained up on top tonight. Going into the final we had Team Brio in 3rd place, the Big Fact Hunt in 2nd, and If We Lose, the Terrorists Win led the way. The final question tonight was interesting. I had 1 team turn it in right away and the rest of the field took the entire time to formulate a guess. For most teams it was just that: a guess. Good fortune struck a lot of teams as they erupted in cheering when they heard that their WAG (wild-ass-guess) of “The Pledge of Allegiance” was in fact the correct response! Our top 3 teams snagged it too so that would be our finish! Congrats to If We Lose, the Terrorists Win! A bit of an inside joke I have with If We Lose… is that every trivia night I ALWAYS play some Billy Joel song. Mark and Dan are sure to remind me if we reach the 4th round and they haven’t heard any Billy Joel yet. Tonight it got pretty deep into the game before our first Billy Joel tune popped up. And a deep cut at that; Mark didn’t even recognize it as a Joel song! Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway) came on about halfway through the 4th and alleviated the stress of our winners! And in honor of this joke/tradition, they’ve picked Billy Joel for their winner’s choice next week! So, we’ll start with Billy Joel here next week. Come join us! See ya then! 1st Place: If We Lose, the Terrorists Win 2nd Place: The Big Fact Hunt 3rd Place: Team Brio Next week: Billy Joel
If there’s one thing that Pour House Trivia is NOT, at Senor Tequilas, it’s predictable. We had another wild one in here tonight! Highlights of the Night: In “What-Was-He-Thinking?”: The Thinker question was an easy pick up for most teams, but nobody was able to pull Dante, who’s work supposedly inspired it. Guess they were stuck in answer Limbo! In “Unexpected-Reactions”: You know its going to be an interesting night when the Bible gets booed and Diseases get cheers. Y’all are weird! In “Not-Trying-To-Trick-You-Here”: The NBA part of the Triple 50-50 question caught some flack from teams saying it was a trick question, because either basket could be called “your basket”. Sadly, that is not the case. Not to mention that we do our best NOT to trick you guys! Third place tonight went to the Red Hot Oompa Loompas! Second place tonight went to Axl’s Doghouse! First place tonight went to the John Lithgow Fan Club! Congrats to my top teams on a great game tonight! Next week we’re gonna start things off with an Audio Triple 50-50 Van Halen: David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar. Should be a rocking start! We’ll see you then! Until then, Ian
We had a great game of trivia at TK last night! I’m off celebrating my birthday, so here’s a quickie.
– Everyone stayed close the whole game.
– Apparently you guys are hungry for harder Musicals questions…
– Final was a doozy, with only one team sniping it.
Your top 3:
At Least We Tried: 3rd
Poovey Farms: 1st
Next week’s first category is Venture Brothers (TV Show)
We learned a lot tonight at Whole Foods. How poorly I can pronounce french words for example, as well as butchering italian names. We had a fun finish with a tie but Mini Van Mafia took it! 1st Mini Van Mafia 2nd Donald Trump Speech Writers 3rd Team by the Elevator 1st category next week is Darius Rucker’s version of Wagon Wheel! Rock me momma!