The Friendly Confines of Weekend Trivia…
Father’s Day weekend brought in 56 teams across five venues of Pour House Trivia.
Opening round topics from last weekend included the Mel Gibson film “The Patriot”, the Lighthouse at Alexandria, and the Manhattan Project of World War II. Each of the first rounds also included our nightly Three Clues question, which respectively featured the names Apollo and James. The most difficult bonus question of the first round was posed to our Friday teams, as only 22% of the field could name Massachusetts as the location of the headquarters for Dunkin’ Brands. As a result, the only perfect first round scores from were posted on Saturday at Pretzel & Pizza, as Offbeats and Cultured Heathens each earned opening round 36 points.
Friday’s audio question featured three pop songs recorded as eight-bit video game music. We listened to “Money” by Pink Floyd, “Cult of Personality” by Living Colour, and “Hey Ya!” by Outkast. Our Saturday teams were asked to identify three “Boys” songs: “The Boys Are Back in Town” by Thin Lizzy, “Boys Don’t Cry” by The Cure, and “Girls Chase Boys” by Ingrid Michaelson. The most difficult wagering question of the entire weekend was asked during Friday’s second round:
–> Which character and main antagonist from the musical “Hamilton”, sung the following lyrics: “You say, the price of my love’s not a price that you’re willing to pay, you cry in your tea which you hurl in the sea when you see me go by, why so sad”?
Only 17% of our Friday teams correctly named King George III as the character in question. Of that small handful of teams, only one team also tacked on two bonus points by also knowing that Jonathan Groff earned a Tony Award nominations for his portrayal of the king. While our Saturday teams performed well with their second half wagering questions, a bonus question about the reality TV series “Wicked Tuna” stumped the entire field, as no team knew that the show airs on the National Geographic Channel. The second round did not yield any perfect scores last weekend.
Last weekend’s halftime topics included geographically named car models, notable authors, and the film roles of rap stars. Across the board, five teams earned a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached 14.9 points. Here is your weekend leaderboard at the halftime break:
- Brooks (Whole Foods): 85
- Liquid Almonds (Whole Foods): 84
- Bogeys (Waynesboro C. C.): 84
- Foursquare (Belles’): 84
- FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 83 POINTS
Saturday’s third round featured a pair of incredibly difficult bonus questions. None of our 18 teams knew that pioneering Hall of Famer Larry Doby played center field for the 1954 Cleveland Indians. Later, only one Saturday team could identify Joe Rosenthal as the man who snapped the photograph of the flag raising at Iwo Jima. Meanwhile, the most difficult wagering question of the second half was posed to our Friday teams:
–> Featuring the plot line of Ernst Blofeld trying to capture a certain mineral for a space weapon, which 1971 film was the sixth time Sean Connery would play the character of James Bond?
Only 22% of our Friday teams responded correctly with “Diamonds Are Forever. Other third round topics included Canadian sports champions, Beatles album covers, and The Lonely Island. None of our weekend teams recorded a perfect third round score.
The difficult bonus questions continued into the final round for our Saturday teams. For the third time on the night, a bonus question completely stumped the entire field. In this case, no one knew that actress Sophia Bush lent her voice to a character in the animated film “Incredibles 2”. We didn’t leave the Friday teams out this time around, as they also dealt with an incredibly difficult bonus question. None of our 38 Friday teams knew that Howard Stern’s most recent book (apart from his latest effort “Howard Stern Comes Aagain”) was entitled “Miss America”. Needless to say, none of our weekend teams scored a perfect final round score. Here is your weekend leaderboard heading into the final question:
- It’s All Relative (Waynesboro C. C.): 150
- Sadie’s Friends (Waynesboro C. C.): 148
- Purple Yogurt Flingers (Waynesboro C. C.): 146
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 144
- Really Rottens (Belles’): 143
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (72.8% success rate):
–> In the 1980 film “The Blues Brothers”, Elwood was asked for his home address at one point in the film. His reply was 1060 West Addison Street, which was NOT his address, but instead is the location of which facility?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (22.2% success rate):
–> Author Cormac McCarthy borrowed the opening line of a poem by William Butler Yeats when he came up with the title for this novel, which would later be adapted into a film that won the Oscar for Best Picture. For your wager, name this novel.
Our respective answers were Wrigley Field and “No Country For Old Men”. Congratulatins to Sadie’s Friends (Waynesboro C. C.), who posted the only Perfect 21 of the weekend. These were your highest scoring teams at the close of the weekend games:
- It’s All Relative (Waynesboro C. C.): 161
- Sadie’s Friends (Waynesboro C. C.): 160
- Purple Yogurt Flingers (Waynesboro C. C.): 158
- Car Ramrod (Springfield Manor): 153
- Liquid Almonds (Whole Foods): 152
- Four Stars (Springfield Manor): 151
- Brooks (Whole Foods): 150
- Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Pretzel & Pizza): 150
- Who’s On First (Whole Foods): 149
- Bogeys (Waynesboro C. C.): 147
- Slow Dip (Springfield Manor): 147
LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Car Ramrod (Next week’s first category: 1970s Pop Music)
Black Walnut at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD: ON HIATUS (NEXT GAME ON JULY 5 – First category: New York Jets)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: 2019 Washington Nationals)
Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA: Liquid Almonds
** THIS WAS OUR FINAL GAME AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET IN ASHBURN. THANKS TO OUR LOYAL TEAMS! **
Waynesboro Country Club in Waynesboro, PA: It’s All Relative (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: Golf Terms)
868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME ON JUNE 29 – First category: 1980s Films)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Zambookie (Next week’s first category: Fire)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Next week’s first category: “The Princess Bride”)