Monday Trivia Wants a Second Term!
The week of Pour House Trivia started with 109 teams playing on Monday across nine locations.
Round one kicked off with a three-parter on animated television sidekicks, then a question on Lady Gaga‘s charity, the Born This Way Foundation. While the next question about the anniversary of Japan adopting the yen as its national currency saw almost every team get it right for wagering points, just 15% of the field earned the bonus for getting within ten of its current exchange rate to one U.S. dollar, 135 yen. The round ended on the pitch with the alternate names for an overhead kick, the bicycle or scissors kick. Three teams — Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP), Legalized Gambling (DRP), and Suck It, England (William Jeffrey’s) — were perfect in this round.
Monday’s audio question contained a trio of karaoke instrumentals. The following question ended up being the most difficult wagering chance in the first half:
- Not to be confused with a certain superhero franchise, which 1990s film flop starring Uma Thurman and Ralph Fiennes was based on a British TV spy series of the same name?
About 54% of teams correctly named The Avengers as that British TV show-turned-film flop. Other topics in this round included George Orwell novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, the cocktail known as the gin fizz, and sodium‘s Latin name of natrium. A game-high six teams earned perfect scores in the second round.
The halftime sheet on Monday dealt with first names of on-screen characters and matching pairs of homophones by their definitions. Not as successful as last week, the average score was 15.2 and only three teams earned all 20 points. At the halftime break, these were the leading scorers:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 90
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 89
- F U Covid (Mark’s): 88
- SEVEN TEAMS TIED WITH 87 POINTS
Just like last week, the hardest wagering question on Monday opened the second half of the game. This time, teams got a trio of mountains and had to name the country in which each could be found; two-fifths of the field were able to do that for at least two of the three mountains for wagering points, while 17% earned bonus points for getting all three countries right. We moved on through the third round discussing things like the medical hernia, Anne Hathaway’s preparation for the film Les Miserables, Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, and Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s dual uniform retirement by the Bucks and Lakers. In all, third-round perfect scores were reached by five teams.
A 6-4-2 about Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining earned a six-point boost for 35% of teams who named it after just one clue. The fourth round started with its own difficult wagering query:
- Debuting on HBO Max, a drama series subtitled Original Sin is the latest spinoff of which teen drama that originally aired on ABC Family?
Roughly 53% of the field knew that original show was Pretty Little Liars, while a game-low 17 teams got their bonus points for knowing that show was set in Pennsylvania. From there, we had a serving of Bananas Foster, Three Clues about the state of Massachusetts, a glimpse at the Sony-trademarked JumboTron, and heard from former Genesis frontmen Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins. A twin killing by Yank and Prosper (Rockwell) and Cat Daddy Council (William Jeffrey’s) marked the only perfect fourth-round efforts. We zoomed into the final question with these teams at the top of the leaderboard:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 164
- That’s So Clavin (Cushwa): 163
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 159
- F U Covid (Mark’s): 157
- Wednesday (Bushwaller’s): 155
FINAL QUESTION (54.1% success rate):
- Though he ran for re-election using the campaign slogan He Kept Us Out of War, which U. S. President declared war five weeks into his second term?
We crossed the 50% mark with this final question, as more than half of Monday’s teams correctly named Woodrow Wilson as that Commander-in-Chief. This night’s game had two teams earn a Perfect 21: Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP) and That’s So Clavin (Cushwa) were each able to answer all 21 wagering questions correctly on Monday! The final standings were topped by these groups:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 172
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 171
- F U Covid (Mark’s): 169
- MC (Il Forno): 164
- Shih Tzus and Giggles (Ragtime): 164
- That’s So Clavin (Cushwa): 164
- Gondola Now (William Jeffrey’s): 164
- Four Idiots Walk Into a Bar (Bushwaller’s): 164
- FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 163 POINTS
ALL VENUES ARE OFF JULY 4
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: That’s So Clavin (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: All-American (TV series))
DRP in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: Masters Champions)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Four Idiots Walk Into a Bar (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: Early 2000s Garage Rock)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Jerk and Thrive (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: The X-Files)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: FU Covid (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: South Dakota History)
William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Gondola Now (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: 19th Century MLB)
Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Shih Tzus and Giggles (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: Robert Jordan)
Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Old and Slow (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: Reality TV)
Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: MC (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: The Shawshank Redemption)