Pour House Trivia Weekend Wrap-Up!
Even with the Summer Fling Championships on the schedule, we found time to host five regular games of trivia this weekend, which featured 21 teams:
Saturday’s most difficult first round question asked about the lyrics of the musical nursery rhyme “Baa Baa Blacksheep”, asking our teams to name the three people for which the title character has bags of wool. Only two of our teams arrived at all three answers: my master, my dame, and the little boy who lives down the lane“. Sunday’s game appropriately featured a question concerning NFL referee signals, so I wonder if any of our teams lucked out by having this signal displayed during their trivia game:
Hopefully, none of our teams were flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. Our opening round did not feature any perfect scores this weekend.
Our audio questions dealt with Alec Baldwin films and “Simpsons” characters. Most of our Saturday teams remembered that Baldwin landed one of his first lead roles in the 1990 thriller “The Hunt for Red October”:
On Sunday, we discussed this cocktail which shares its name with a current magazine and a Las Vegas casino:
Saturday gave us our most difficult bonus question of the first half, as only one team remembered that it was Christopher Marlowe who coined the phrase “the face that launched a thousand ships” when talking about Helen of Troy.
Across the weekend, our teams performed very well on their respective halftime sheets, with four perfect scores recorded and an overall average reached 17.4 points. Here are the weekend’s top overall scores at the halftime break:
- Boh’s and Hoes (Captain Benders): 86
- Fat, Drunk, and Stupid (Captain Benders): 84
- Tequila Mockingbird (Tilted Kilt): 84
- Quality Guesswork (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 82
- Five Easy Pieces (McCauley’s Pub): 82
- Open Container (McCauley’s Pub): 82
Saturday’s third round began with a question on this restaurant chain which began as an off-shoot if Pizza Hut:
Meanwhile, Sunday’s second half began with a question on three “Home” movies: “Home Alone”, “Home Again” (the latest Reese Witherspoon rom-com), and the Oscar-winning film “Coming Home”. Our third round sports question on Saturday featured a question on this rookie running back who is tearing up the league after just two career games:
Across both days, only Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations) recorded a perfect third round score.
Saturday’s final round features a Three Clues question dealing with a prominent late actor:
CLUE 1: He voiced the role of Carol in the 2009 film “Where the Wild Things Are”.
CLUE 2: In 2014, he was posthumously inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
Only two teams knew that these two clues pertained to this man who is best-known for portraying one of New Jersey’s most notorious TV characters:
Sunday’s final round featured a question on the U.S. Presidential Line of Succession, asking for either one of the first two Cabinet positions which top this list (after the Vice President, the Speaker of the House, and the President pro tempore of the Senate). Most of our teams earned bonus points with both correct answers of the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Treasury. Here are the weekend’s top scores after four rounds of play:
- Fat, Drunk, and Stupid (Captain Benders): 158
- Boh’s and Hoes (Captain Benders): 157
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 154
- Tequila Mockingbird (Tilted Kilt): 153
- Quality Guesswork (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 143
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (80.0% success rate):
–> The fifth-longest river in the country is named for which U.S. state, which in turn was named by early Spanish explorers for the colored silt that the river carried down from the mountains?
SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (33.3% success rate):
–> The Broadway musical “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812” was adapted from a segment of which novel?
Your answers? Colorado and “War and Peace”. Unfortunately, there were no weekend teams which notched the Perfect 21 this weekend by answering correctly on all wagering questions. Here are your top overall scores:
- Fat, Drunk, and Stupid (Captain Benders): 170
- Boh’s and Hoes (Captain Benders): 169
- Tequila Mockingbird (Tilted Kilt): 157
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 156
- Five Easy Pieces (McCauley’s Pub): 154
- Quality Guesswork (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 153
- Open Container (McCauley’s Pub): 151
- Smarty Pants (Belles’ Sports Bar): 150
- Demented and Sad But Social (Belles’ Sports Bar): 141
- Uncles Jack (Belles’ Sports Bar): 140
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Smarty Pants (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Michael Jackson or Prince)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Give Us Your Beer Money (Next week’s first category: Batman)
McCauley’s Pub in St. Petersburg, FL: Five Easy Pieces (Next week’s first category: “M*A*S*H”)