Tuesday is for Trivia!
Gotta love the variety of people we get at our Tuesday night games. You just never know what will come from them next, the answers may not always be right but they sure are colorful!
Another exciting evening at Whole Foods as we packed the house full of our regulars and a few newbies. It was a close game overall (and a loud one at that…) but it all came down to the final question where Donald Trump Speech Writers came out on top with the only right final question!
I think the fabulous April weather thinned our numbers just a bit tonight here at Cugini’s so we had ourselves a quaint yet close game of PHT! It took some strategic wagering to set the final stage, so here are your results:
MoMo in 1st
Lightfoot in 2nd
Nevermind in 3rd
Our first category is not a shoe brand but a PBS show entitled “Doc Martin” ~ Ronnie
Tonight we opened with a question about He Masters, asking for the three lefties to win it. I was impressed that I had several teams get all three names of Mickelson, Bubba Watson, and Tom Weir. In the opening round we also had a geography question where we asked what state Mt. Hood is in, which ended up looking like a 50/50 between Oregon and Washington, with the correct answer being Oregon.
The audio question for tonight asked teams to identify three songs based on the acoustic cover version, which I thought was pretty cool. I liked the Sports Team Name question, which asked for the team with the longest name in the MLB, the Diamondbacks. Halftime asked teams to identify film remakes based on the image, as well as matching candy bars to their ingredients (teams did really well on this part).
In the second half we asked about the movie Trading Places, which starred SNL alums Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. I was glad so many teams knew it was based on the Mark Twain work ‘The Prince and the Pauper’. The college sports question asked us to name sports based on the teams that won the most championships in that sport. The hardest question of the night was definitely the Modern Rock question, which asked about the band Cold War Kids, with only one team managing to pull that one. I was also really hoping that on the ad slogans question teams would pull Cavity Creeps, but nobody did.
The final round had a tough question about publications, at least for me. People who are a little older than me mostly got this, but we asked about the tabloid that talked about paranormal/supernatural stuff, which is called World Weekly News. We also asked about Polyphemus from The Odyssey, which just about everybody knew was a Cyclops. Tonight’s final question proved to be an extremely difficult question, as it was left somewhat ambiguous.
The question asked about a discovery by a German scientist which was named to show that he didn’t really know what he discovered. Unfortunately nobody was able to get to X-Rays, which were discovered by Wilhelm Rontgen. Third place tonight went to Suck It Trebek, and second went to I’m With Sarah. The win tonight went to Fractured But Whole, who didn’t even need to wager on the final, congrats! Next week we open with African Capitals (one of my faves!). I’ll see you all then, so study up!
Until next time,
We had a close game this week, with veteran teams coming down to the wire in a photo finish. With the season just over the halfway mark, teams really need to buckle down if they want to make a run at the top spot in a given venue.
Second Place: Poovey Farms
First Place: Axis of Ignorance
Axis of Ignorance has selected, ‘Playboy Bunnies” as next week’s first category. Do some “studying” and I’ll see you next week!
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, Md
We had a crazy night of Pour House Trivia tonight at Senor Tequilas! With a record number of teams packing in to duke it out, the game was a roller coaster ride from start to finish!
Highlights of the Night:
In “West-Coast-Heartbreak”: The Mount Hood question had us split down the middle tonight, with every team knowing that it was located somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, but only half knowing it was Oregon, not Washington. The crestfallen looks…poor things!
In “What-Do-You-Mean-You’ve-Never-Heard-of-Them?”: Ok, the Cold War Kids was a tough pull tonight, as I knew it was gonna be. They’re not the most well known band in the world. But the average age in here was high enough that most of you should’ve known the Cavity Creeps! Come on! weirdest commercials ever! How do you guys not know this>!
In “Back-To-Lit-Class-All-Of-You!”: three of the tougher pulls tonight were all book questions; The Prince and the Pauper, James and the Giant Peach, the cyclops from the Odyssey?! Come on guys, do I need to assign you homework? 15 chapters need to be read by the time we get back next week! There will be a pop quiz!
The final was a doozy tonight, and it took correct answers, strategic wagering, and a bit of luck on the tiebreaker to take the podium!
In third place, narrowly hanging on to the top 3 in a tiebreaker win, the John Lithgow Fan Club!
In second place, jumping up with a correct answer, the Unemployed Hand Models Seeking Hand Jobs!
In first place, going low on the wager and having it pay off, Axl’s Doghouse!
Great game everyone! Next week we’re gonna go a little specific, but I think it’ll be a good category: Chesapeake Bay Seafood that ISN’T Blue Crab. Apparently there’s plenty, so I’m allowing it. Study up, and we’ll see you next time!