Monday Trivia Tattoos You!

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Fifteen venues hosted a total of 133 teams on Monday for Pour House Trivia.

FIRST ROUND:

Questions in the evening’s first round were handled pretty well by our players. We took a trip to Georgia to see its state symbols, noted the anniversary of Prince Charles and Princess Diana‘s official divorce, and looked at Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice’s NFL career with the San Francisco 49ersOakland Raiders, and Seattle Seahawks. This round had nine perfect teams.

SECOND ROUND:

Monday’s audio question was the toughest bonus chance of the first half. Only nine teams were able to name John MellencampLipps Inc., and Niall Horan from their songs with the word Town in the title. A Change a Letter question later proved to be the least successful wagering question of the night:

  • If you change one letter among which two words, you’ll go from the nickname of Australian film director Mark Luhrmann to the pen name once used by author Charles Dickens?

About 21% of the field correctly submitted both answers: Baz and Boz. This was the first round on Monday with no perfect scores.

HALFTIME:

Halftime topics including Treehouse of Horror homages done by The Simpsons and operas by Beethoven and Mozart. A dozen 20-point pages were recorded, while the average score was 14.9 points. At halftime, these were the highest scores:

THIRD ROUND:

We jumped right into the tough stuff to start the second half:

  • Typically an after-dinner drink, this alcoholic spirit is made by distilling wine.  Fittingly, its name stems from a Dutch word meaning distilled wine. What is the name of this spirit?

While many teams used the crossword clue to guess cognac, that’s from a French region; the right answer, as given by 38% of our teams, was brandy. The final question of the round concerned Egypt‘s Sinai Peninsula, and ended up having the toughest bonus try of the game. To earn bonus points, teams had to name both Gulfs bordering the Sinai, and just 5.2% named the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba. Once again, this round came and went with no perfect scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

Monday’s 6-4-2 gave out three clues about the city of Chicago, and 14 teams earned the full six points. We celebrated country singer Shania Twain’s 58th birthday with a three-parter about lyrics of her songs, and just 7.5% named all three for bonus points! After topics such as India landing on the moon last week and the Utah Jazz‘s back-to-back NBA Finals defeats to the Chicago Bulls, we asked about Lily Tomlin’s return as the voice of Miss Frizzle on The Magic School Bus. Here, about 9% earned bonus points for knowing SNL alum Kate McKinnon voiced Frizzle’s daughter Fiona on the Netflix revival of the series. The only teams in this round to get a perfect score were Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Cushwa) and Little Caesar’s Big Surprise (DRP). Before the final question, these teams were ahead of the rest:

  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 158
  • You Had Me at Chester Arthur (Cushwa): 157
  • Demolition (DRP): 153
  • SIX TEAMS TIED WITH 152 POINTS

FINAL QUESTION (36.84% success rate):

  • Which official Disney princess was the first to be seen with a visible tattoo?

That would be 1990s Disney princess PocahontasHipster Fashion Consultants (DRP) and Ten Thousand Dugongs (Ragtime) were Monday’s Perfect 21 teams. Final overall standings had these squads on top:

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

Ellie’s Pub in Winchester, VA: Capybaras  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Firefly)

Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Bad Hombres  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY#1 Hits of the 1970s)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tyler Childers (audio))

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: Round Three, Not For Me  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Scooby Doo, Where Are You!!)

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Philadelphia Phillies Hall of Famers)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Witiots  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Last Word / First Word)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Close Encounters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Aliens)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cream Team  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lawrence of Arabia)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Asian Capitals)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Ten Thousand Dugongs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Female Title Characters) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: No Question  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Presidential Scandals)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Lowered Expectations  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON SEPT. 11: JFK Assassination (deep cuts))

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: Not Two Couples  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: James Bond)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: F1  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Simpsons)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Almost All-American  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Freemasons)