Monday Night is Alright- Once You Add Trivia!
Looking down the barrel of a long week, sometimes you just want to put your cares away for a bit and celebrate some victories. Monday night calls for beer and 9ers!
It is a beautiful night tonight down here in Alexandria, and yet another great game of PHT here at DRP. A tie-breaker was needed to settle the score for 1st and 2nd. Here are your results:
HR PuffnStuff in 1st
Del Ray Dummies in 2nd
Periodic Table Dancers in 3rd
Our first category for next week is American History, cya then! ~ Ronnie
We had a quick and wild game of Pour House Trivia tonight at the Roast House! A beautiful night for a tough competition.
Highlights of the Night:
In “Heartbreaking-Answers”: Only one team managed to pull Bertholdi as the bonus for the Colossus of Rhodes answer. Unfortunately, they dudn’t put the Colossus, they put the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Tsk tsk tsk. That hurts.
In “Double-Tiebreaker!”: After a tie for second snarled things up at the end, neither team had paid close enough attention to the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire question, so we had to go to double tiebreakers. Did you know that Lowenbrau opened in 1383?? That’s a crazy old brewery!
Once the tiebreakers were settled, we had our podium!
In third place tonight, the Castrators!
In second place tonight, Three Finger’s worth!
In first place tonight, Multiple Scorgasms!
Great game everyone! Next week we’ll kick things off with a WC category of Beyonce’s Beyonce Album! Listen and study up, and we’ll see you next time!
Tonight’s game opened up with a question about Wrestlemania and asked teams for Hulk Hogan’s opponent at Wrestlemania VI, which was The Ultimate Warrior. We also asked teams about a musician who at one time went by ‘TAFKAP’ which was The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, with only one team knowing Prince’s real last name is Nelson.
The audio question for tonight asked teams to identify the TV theme song for a current TV show, as well as identifying the person singing it. Just about everybody knew Fuller House, but only about half knew that Carly Rae Jepsen was singing it. We also asked about the alliterative term for a basketball shot that is scored as time expired, which most teams knew was a ‘buzzer beater’. We also asked for the Villanova player who made one of those shots last week against UNC, which was Kris Jenkins.
Halftime asked teams to identify movies with ‘Great’ in their title, as well as matching fast food chains to their slogans. I’m sure somebody out there has seen ‘The Great Buck Howard’, but to me and everybody else in the bar, it might as well be made up. In the third round the hardest question was definitely the one about the human body. The question asked for the 5-letter term that refers to bones in the head or chest, which most teams answered as ‘torso’ for high wagers before getting the crossword clue that said it started with an ‘A’. Turns out the answer was axial, which only a couple of teams got.
We also had a tough world cities question which asked for the former capital of Nigeria which is the most populous city in Africa, as well as naming the current capital for a bonus. Unfortunately several teams thought that the answer, Lagos, is the current capital, when the capital is actually Abuja. I really liked the Fictional Characters question about the character sometimes known as ‘24601’ after spending 18 years in prison for stealing bread and attempting to escape multiple times. I was glad most teams knew we were asking about Jean Valjean from ‘Les Miserables’ by Victor Hugo.
In the final round we learned that a lot of people forgot what the median is for statistics, with several teams mixing it up with the mean. We also had a question about the current MLB season, which asked about the team that got shut out in their first three games of the season. Several teams were able to get to the San Diego Padres as the answer.
The final question tonight asked about brand logos, and talked about the brewing company which gets its logo from a fresco of Daniel in the Lions’ Den. A few teams managed to get the answer of Lowenbrau, which changed things around quite a bit. Third place went to Sad Fat Dragons, and second went to The Cobras. Winning tonight, congrats to That’s A Niner on the victory! Next week we start with a question about mathematics, so study up! I’ll see you all next week!
Until next time,
Season XIII rolls into the second half and our regular crowd at Spider Kelly’s continues to make things interesting each week. One of our regular teams, Walking Talking Stephen Hawking, had a fantastic first half, leading the way with 94 points! But a crucial mistake at the start of round four cost them nine points, and they dropped back into second place heading into the final. Only three teams came up with the correct response, and so yet again it was High School Prom taking down the win! WTSH did take second, with Ives Mansion snagging third place. next week, we begin with a question on Guitar Chords! ~ Matt