Not So Manic Monday!
Teams scoffed at the threat of the impending snow and came on out for some hot trivia at venues across Maryland and Virginia. We are just settling in to Season 13 and things are getting interesting! Check the recap here!
So here we are again on the verge of a snow… MAGGEDON! Well not really, although the buzz was about down here at DRP in Alexandria. We had visions of snowplows dancing in our heads. Great game of trivia, and a real close one too.
Here are the results:
Worst Case Ontario in 1st
Still TBD in 2nd
Rubio’s Ex Debate Prep Team in 3rd
Our first category for next week is “U.S. Civil War Battles” ~ Ronnie
Highlights of the Night:
In “Ian-Is-Oblivious”: Apparently everyone and their mother had heard of this Zika Virus. Except me. This means I shall of course be patient 0 in the US and die a horrible death. Curses.
In “Canadian-Avian-Indians”: While the majority of the teams tonight clearly heard me say the team with the second most World Series Titles was an avian mascot, one team heard Canadian on the first readthrough and then Indian on the second. Needless to say the bird jokes flew thick and fast the rest of the night.
With one last shake up at the end, the podium was set.
In third place, Cher’s Zombie Army!
In second place, Hot Shame!
In first place, Multiple Scorgasms!
Great game everyone! Next week we’re gonna start with a triple 50/50 MLK or Malcolm X! Should be a good one! Study up, and we’ll see you next time!
Tonight the threat of impending snow didn’t discourage teams from coming in for a good game of trivia. We ended up having a packed house with a few new faces, which is always fun.
We opened up with a question about The Big Lebowski, asking about the band The Dude hates which gets him kicked out of a taxi, which is The Eagles. I really liked the audio question for today, which asked about performers based on their songs on Sesame Street. The Adam Sandler clip was probably the hardest to recognize, as the other two were almost exactly like their big pop songs.
Halftime asked for famous civil rights icons, as well as matching up the fragments of different song titles. Heading into the second half things were tied at the top, and it stayed pretty tight throughout. I was impressed by everybody knowing what Jiffy Pop is, which is something I’ve honestly never used in my life. A last word/first word question made a rare appearance today, this time asking about Meet Me In St. Louis and Louis Vuitton.
The final round contained a tough Literature question asking about the author of “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”, which only a few teams knew was James Joyce; nobody knew his final published work, which was Finnegan’s Wake. Heading into the final question tonight, the tie turned into a small lead for one team, and the final question of Film Titles turned out to be pretty tough.
Tonight’s final asked about a 2004 romantic science fiction movie that takes its title from a quote from an Alexander Pope work called “Eloisa to Abelard”, and starred Kate Winslet and earned her a best actress Oscar nomination. Only one team got it right, which was “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.
Taking third place tonight was Danny Glover, who wanted to change their name to Nipsey Russell for some reason. Second place went to That’s A Niner, who ended up doing pretty well but couldn’t quite close the gap. Taking the win tonight, congrats to Cotton Candy, the only team to get the final! Next week we start with a question about ‘Starcraft’, so good luck with that, and I’ll see you all then!
Until next time,
Season XIII of Pour House Trivia is in full swing, as we crammed 11 teams into Spider Kelly’s on Monday night. What a performance by PC Principals! They tied the PHT record for the highest first half score, and rolled right through the second half with an impressive 169 points after round four. They did not have an insurmountable lead however, as Kitten Mittens lingered within striking distance.
Kitten Mittens did hold an insurmountable lead on third place, and so with second place locked up, they took the safe route with a zero wager, putting the pressure on PC Principals. Unfortunately, PC Principals chose the worst possible time to miss their only question of the night, especially when you consider that they had the correct response CROSSED OUT on their answer slip! They had to settle for third, as Jimmy’s in Vegas snuck into second place (by one point) with a correct response on the final, as the defensive strategy of Kitten Mittens paid off with a victory (even though they also missed the final). We’ll start next week with a question on the original “Jurassic Park” film! ~ Matt