Monday Trivia Took a Three Hour Tour

alt textMonday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 78 teams across eight venues.


Our Monday teams began the night with a question about the 18th anniversary of the capture of Saddam Hussein, which included the most difficult bonus of the first half as only 23% of our teams also knew that in 1980 the city of Detroit, Michigan gave him a key to the city for his generous donations to one of their churches. We then followed that up with three-part question about things that could be found in outer space where the answers were Starsky and Hutch, Moonstone, and Bill Haley & the Comets. We listened to some Tejano music and finished the round with a question about South American Geography where the answers were Argentina, Ecuador, and Uruguay.  Six teams finished the first round with a perfect score.


The subject of Monday’s audio clue were Christmas songs in an 8-bit format where the answers were “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Silent Night,” and Feliz Navidad.” We then played with some Tonka trucks, watched the Supernatural tv series, discussed the legendary career of John Heisman, and finished the round with the literary origin of the word chortle, which combined the two words chuckle and snort. 

In one of the easier round two’s in recent memory 28 teams finished Round Two with a perfect score. 


Monday’s halftime page asked our teams to identify cartoon characters by their mustaches and the lower half matched movies to their Oscar winning song. Nine teams earned a perfect 20 on the halftime page, while the overall average reached 15.7 points.  These were your highest scoring Monday teams at the halftime break:

  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 92
  • Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 91
  • Auburn Pillagers (DRP): 91
  • Bass Slappers (Bushwaller’s): 91
  • Five teams tied at 90


Monday’s second half opened with a question about media franchises that came out of Archie Comics where the answers were Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Josie and the Pussycats. We also celebrated Taylor Swift’s 32nd birthday by asking a three-part question about her where the answers were “Tim McGraw,” Cats, and “Better Man.” We then finished off the round about the film flop Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Round Three saw the two most difficult questions of the second half with the categories of hair care ads and disorders.

  • Identify the name of the British hairstylist whose namesake line of salons and hair care products are marketed with the tagline “if you don’t look good, we don’t look good.”
  • Classified as a circadian rhythm sleep disorder, which short-term medical condition is scientifically known as desynchronosis?

Both question earned only about a 33% success rate. The correct answers here were Vidal Sassoon and jet lag. 

As a result of those questions Round Three saw zero teams earn the perfect 36 points.


After discussing the number 8 for the 6-4-2 question, Monday’s final stanza began with a question about the song “The Loco-Motion.” We then discussed the current best-selling fiction work State of Terror that was co-authored by Hillary Clinton, discussed Billy Crystal with a three clue question, read some Common Sense by Thomas Paine and finished the round by taking a trip to SeaWorld where the answers were Orlando, San Antonio and San Diego

Three teams, Lake Okeechobee Gang (DRP)Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP) and Donner Party Planner (Ragtimeposted a perfect score in Round Four.

After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Monday teams:

  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 167
  • Donner Party Planner (Ragtime): 162
  • George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 161
  • That’s So Clavin (Cushwa Brewing): 161
  • HR Puff n Stuff (DRP): 160

FINAL QUESTION (11.5% success rate):

  • Fictional character, Roy Hinkley, debuted to the world in the mid-20th century and was a high school science teacher born in Cleveland, Ohio.  His principal area of expertise was botany, so he had aspirations to write a book entitled “Fun with Ferns” until he became sidetracked. What was Roy Hinkley’s notable nickname?

Only nine of our teams come up with the correct response of The Professor from Gilligan’s Island.. None of our teams collected the Perfect 21 on Monday night.  Monday’s final leaderboard featured these teams:

A shoutout also goes to the team Pursue This from(Bushwaller’s) who scored an impressive 162, but played over the limit tonight.


Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jingle All the Way – Film)

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Real or Fictional Person)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Cunnylumpkins (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Christmas Story – Film)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Satchel of Richards  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dexter – Season 4 – TV Show)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: You’re Killing Me Smalls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Armageddon (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 19th Century Historic Events)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Donner Party Planner (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Least Loved Christmas Films) 

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: That’s a Bingo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Christmas Carols)