Monday Brought the Goods!
Monday Night! No rain in sight, just good trivia games across Maryland and Virginia! Check out how they went down here in the recap.
Beautiful night for some PHT here at DRP in Alexandria, and we had a number of teams come in from the fine weather to play some trivia! Don’t forget that invites for the Playoffs are coming next Monday so don’t forget to attend. Here are the results of tonight’s action:
Eric and the Pie Tasters in 1st
Still TBD in 2nd
Red Headed Step Children in 3rd
First category for next week is the TV Series “Outlander” ~ Ronnie
We had another heated night of Pour House Trivia tonight at the Roast House! Certainly not as bad as last week, but with some bad beats, things certainly got a bit testy!
Highlights of the Night:
In “Double-Or-Nothing-Or-Four”: A rare double multiple-choice set tonight. One was a 100% with 2 point bonuses. The other one, not so easily picked up. One obvious, the other vague. Yin and Yang…I’m waxing poetic aren’t I…
In “Game-Changing-Rounds”: The Solar System question caused a massive shift in momentum and leaderboard tonight. Everyone went in the vicinity of Mercury, Venus or Mars. Only one even got to Jupiter, and things went sideways.
Once it was all set and done, the final locked things up and our podium was set.
In third place tonight, Three Fingers Worth!
In second place tonight, The Big Orange F!
In first place tonight, Cher’s Zombie Army!
Great game everyone! Next week, we’re gonna do the Time Warp Again, with the category of Ian Sings Rocky Horror! Should be a scram 😉 See you next time!
Tonight’s game opened up with a question about the movie ‘Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken’, that is apparently about horses that perform high dives, which just sounds absolutely ridiculous to me. We also had a question about the Care Bears, and their dreaded Care Bear Stare, which amusingly enough has nothing to do with their eyes. It’s more like a laser cannon from the chest like Iron Man.
The audio question for tonight was about cover songs, and had teams name the three different artists heard performing their own versions of Personal Jesus. The three acts were the original and two covers: Depeche Mode, Johnny Cash, and Marilyn Manson. The Italian food question was noteworthy because it was multiple choice and asked for the main ingredient in Risotto. The teams who got points knew it before the multiple choice, but the teams that waited got caught on thinking Pasta was the answer, leading to some high wagers.
We also asked about the Invictus Games that were held last week, which is an International competition for wounded service veterans and was created by Prince Harry. It was also fun to have a Spaceballs question come up, asking about the type of printer that is also the voice of Joan Rivers’ character. Halftime asked teams to identify bands based on pictures of them, as well as matching the American fort to the State in which they are located.
In the second half the Pixar films question burned a few teams, as they either forgot about Monsters University or thought that the Minions movie was made by Pixar. We also had ANOTHER multiple choice question, this time about hobbies. This one asked about the super world famous Stanley Gibbons catalogue, and what hobby it is used for; in case you somehow didn’t know, that hobby is stamp collecting.
We also had a question about the infamous Spanish Armada, which was somehow defeated by the English in 1588, since it was supposed to be invincible. In the final round we had a question about literary genres, which asked teams to identify the genre popularized by French author Charles Perrault, and made me read French titles for three stories too many times. Turns out they were Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty, all examples of Fairy Tales.
The final question tonight asked about the Founding Fathers, and asked about the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The question asked for the Virginia Delegate who had two direct descendants become US President in the future. Turns out the man was Benjamin Harrison (we only requires his last name), and moved scores around a bit.
Third place tonight went to That’s A Niner, who slid a little on the final. Second place went to Rice Rice Baby, who were one of a few teams to get the correct final answer. Winning the game tonight, however, congrats goes to Danny Glover for the W! Next week we start with a question about ‘My Cousin Vinny’, so study up!
Until next time,
After cramming in a capacity crowd over the last few weeks, our teams actually had a little bit of room to move around at Spider Kelly’s tonight, but our competitors still kept it tight on the leaderboard. After three rounds, our top four teams were separated by just two points, and it looked like we were going to be in for a great finish. Until the fourth round that is… It was rough, as an astronomy question ripped apart the field, followed with a fast food question that cost several teams their 5-point bonus. One team that got through the last round unscathed was Kitten Mittens, who cruised to a victory despite missing the final question (a 12 point lead will help with that). Walking Talking Stephen Hawking took second with Helen Keller Birdwatching Society in third. Next week, we begin with a question on the (newer version of) TV series “Battlestar Galactica”. See you then! ~ Matt