Trivia Makes Mondays Manageable!
Mondays are never fun, and rarely easy, but if you add some PHT to the end of your day it’s a guarantee that they will end better than they started! Check out how the games went down all over Maryland and Vriginia last night-
One more game to go to decide the House Champions here at DRP in Alexandria, it is a real close race! Thanks to you all again for coming out to play some PHT with me, and thank you for your help in getting us done in time for the Alabama game. Here are the results of tonight’s action:
Spider’s from Mars in 1st
Periodic Table Dancers in 2nd
MSC in 3rd
Our first category for next week is Sea Mammals, so I’ll “sea” you there. Yuck… ~ Ronnie
Highlights of the Night:
In “Ian-Can’t-Big-Word-Good”: REALLY?! Hexaskosiohexakontahhexaphobia?!?! What evil bastard devised that word?! Why would you ever do such a thing?! And I have to read it?! GAH!
In “Y’all-Aren’t-Nearly-Nerdy-Enough”: Tsk tsk guys. Not nearly enough teams got Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy for my liking, and no one got the tricky “And Another Thing…” 2 point bonus. You guys gotta step your geek game up!
In “Ian-Might-Be-A-Bit-Distracted…”: NCAA National Championship game is on. My Clemson Tigers against the evil that is the Alabama Crimson Tide. I may be a bit animated. I may be a bit distracted. But when my boys scored, the whole bar cheered, so I’m thinking everyone is on my side on this one. Let’s go Tigers!!
After cleaning up a tiebreaker that was rather anachronistic (Pulp Fiction? Where the hell did that come from?) we had our podium!
In third place tonight, One Crow Short of a Murder!
In second place tonight, losing a tough tiebreaker, Interrobang?!
In first place tonight, Multiple Scorgasms!
Great game tonight guys! Next week we’re gonna start with the city of Brunswick, Georgia! Might be a little narrow but I was convinced. See what you can find out, and we’ll see you next time!
Tonight at the Greene Turtle not only was it the College Football Championship game, but they also had multiple fundraisers going on at the same time, so the place was just packed! I had a hard time even getting a place to set up my laptop and so on. Either way tonight’s game was still a good one, with a couple new teams joining in as well as some familiar faces. We opened up with a question about The Breakfast Club, which ended up being a multiple choice question talking about the reason Molly Ringwald’s character ended up in detention.
Halftime asked about a bunch of seemingly random celebrities, whose link was that they were all on ‘Dancing With the Stars’, as well as a bunch of answers that had “BEST” in them somewhere. I was amazed that “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” was allowed to be on the page, and it definitely felt weird reading that out loud. Moving into the second half we started out talking about those AT&T commercials with that really cute girl in them, whose name is apparently Lily (I keep thinking those commercials are for T-Mobile too…). The Mythological namesakes question we asked ended up almost wiping the room, with only a few teams managing to get to Hyacinth, although it might be because several teams guessed before the crossword-style clue.
I was impressed by how many teams knew the name Walter Johnson, although only a few teams knew his nickname, Big Train. Tonight’s 6-4-2 talked about the Holiday Inn, which is also the name of the movie that “White Christmas” was originally written for. Heading into the last round one team built up a pretty solid lead, and it was definitely interesting to see if they could hold that up until the final. We started with a question about flags, asking about the flag of Lebanon, which apparently has the same colors as the flags of Mexico and Italy. It was impressive to see so many teams know that there is a cedar tree on the Lebanon flag, although that might just be an age thing.
As Season 12 begins to wind don, we welcomed a few new faces to Spider Kelly’s in Clarendon on Monday night. With the absence of our house champions, it gave some of these new teams an opportunity to gain some much-needed standings points. Our winners tonight seem to be hitting their stride, as PC Principals made it two in a row! Second went to the Helen Keller Birdwatching Club, with Knowers of Stuff taking third. Next week, our last week of the season begins with a question on the Periodic Table. ~ Matt