Tuesday Night Trivia Leaves Quite an Impression!
Season XIV of Pour House Trivia ran for 18 weeks, so the fact that six Tuesday night venues had not yet decided a house champion shows that there is some pretty evenly matched competition out there. In fact, at two of those venues, the team that was in second place in the overall standings came from behind to earn a title! In addition, we had one team make Pour House Trivia history by accomplishing a feat for the first time in the seven-year history of our game. Read on to find out!
TUESDAY’S STATS AND FACTS (79 teams across 12 venues):
–> Highest Overall Score: Wingardium Triviosa (Quincy’s South) with 169
–> Highest Score after Round 4: Poovey Farms (Tilted Kilt) with 162
–> Highest First Half Score: Sad and Demented but Social (Monkey La La) and Sofa King Smart (Quincy’s South) with 90
–> Perfect 21 (correct on all wagers and final): Capital Hillbillies, His and Her Peas, Poovey Farms, The Fan Club, Wingardium Triviosa
–> The halftime page played on the easier side tonight, scoring an average of 17.9 but only TWO teams scored 20 points: Lightfoot and Sofa King Smart.
–> Likewise, only three teams (Lightfoot, Stink Floyd, and Car Ramrod) scored six points on the 6-4-2 question by knowing that the eldest child of Atticus Finch was named Jeremy (since he was always referred to as ‘Jem’).
–> Congratulations to The Fan Club for becoming the FIRST team in Pour House Trivia history to secure a House Championship at three different venues in the SAME SEASON! They are without a doubt our most prolific team, playing at least three nights during every week this season, and the hard work paid off with house titles at Hershey’s, Senor Tequila’s, and The Tavern. This team has now won at least two House Championships in each of the last four seasons of Pour House Trivia.
TONIGHT’S FINAL QUESTION (77.3% success rate):
–> Galleries 818 and 819 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City are devoted to what painter, whose gardens in Giverny were the principal subject for his late works? (you’ll find the answer later in this blog)
Buckeye + Bear in Washington, DC
The show must go on! Austin, our regular host at Capitol City Brewing, fell ill today, so I was sent in to substitute host again. And I always have to say thanks to all the regulars at Cap City Brewing for inviting me in and welcoming me. Austin will be back next week to resume his hosting duties.
In the first round, only two teams missed one question when they couldn’t quite remember the film that had James Stewart as George Bailey visiting the alternate reality of Pottersville. Then, teams knew what a stinger cocktail was, but could not quite make the connection to the Green Hornet drink, instead choosing the Green Lantern.
Later in the second half, some teams were tricked when they had to identify the three largest islands in the Caribbean Sea with some failing to recognize Hispaniola as an island that is not a country. Then, many failed to identify the Archbishop of Canterbury as the head of the Church of England. But they were able to regain some points by identifying a famous Sugar Ray Leonard fight and the composition of sulfuric acid.
For our final question, six of our eight teams were able to associate Giverny with the water lilies of Claude Monet, which meant our standings for the night were as follows:
First Place: Pardon Me While I … a/k/a Capitol Hillbillies
Second Place: Hilary Did Harambe
Third Place: Three Million People
And with a second-place victory, Hilary Did Harambe earned the requisite points to become the House Champions and get an automatic seat at the World Series in two weeks. So congratulations to them for earning their long-fought title!
Next week’s first category: Grand Funk Railroad
Until next time,
I am going to keep it short and sweet tonight as I am not feeling very well, and you all have already been so patient with my cold medication soaked self. It was a game, it was a good game. Two main highlights tonight – the tiebreaker for 1st between Charlie and the Vodka Factory and Jungle Fever! Charlie came up with the closer number and took the top spot. 2nd went to Jungle Fever and 3rd was And We’re All Out of Bubblegum! That actually rolls nicely in to our second highlight of the night- Our house champs! And We’re All Out of Bubblegum! Nicely done, you put some time in on that one! I think my favorite part was you making it all the way through the alphabet in your winners choice categories… Good Luck at the World Series! Next week we will be back and we will start out with modern cryptography. Interesting..
It’s Tuesday and it’s raining, so that means we MUST be in Poolesville at Cugini’s for another game of Pour House Trivia. We had a fine game nonetheless, with three teams in the running for House Champion at the start of the action, and a small chance of a tie for the Championship as well! The first half of the game went well, weaving its way through subjects such as Harry Potter, Capra films, European geography, and Star Trek characters. Our 2nd half proved slightly tougher with its amalgam of genres such as drugs, religion, chemistry, and television. Congrats to MoMo as House Champions! Here are the results:
First Place: Lightfoot
Second Place: Drunk and Disorderly
Third Place: Never Mind
Next week’s first category: “Cars”
Tonight we played our game in the other half of the Orioles Nest, which was actually a pretty awesome change as there’s plenty of space over there. We also had an interesting scenario where the house championship was still up for grabs between His and Her Peas and Suck It Trebek. We started things out with a question about Wachowski Sibling films, and ended up with a question about their most recent effort “Jupiter Ascending”, which was honestly a pretty awful movie (maybe even so bad that it’s good). We had a fun audio question where we asked teams to identify who was singing in three different clips, with almost everyone getting Tom Jones and Lady Gaga, but less teams getting Mumford and Sons.
Halftime asked teams to identify different Hostess snack cakes, as well as a bunch of different things that had the word year in them. We also had a pair of tougher geography questions tonight, asking about the country of Andorra (which most people apparently haven’t heard of) and the three biggest islands in the Caribbean (Cuba, Hispaniola, and Jamaica). The final question of the night was about art and artists, which asked about a painter who used his gardens in Ghiverny as the main focus of some of his most famous works. Most teams got this one right, as they figured out we were talking about Claude Monet and his water lilies. This led to third place going to Black Steel while second went to We’ve Embraced Our Mediocrity. The win tonight, as well as the house championship, went to His and Her Peas! Congrats!! I’ll see you all next week!
Until next time,
Next week’s first category: STDs (this is what they actually look like!)
And with that, the regular season has concluded! We had a great season here, full of inside jokes (you really have to be here to appreciate this sweet deadpan), answers that broke me a little inside, and a dominant season by our House Champions, Poovey Farms!! While many of our Kilt teams will try to meet them there, Poovey Farms gets an automatic pass into World Series XIV! There, the top teams from all of our venues will compete for the prizes, the glory, and the chance to brag about it for five months. And then you have to face the Undertaker at Wrestlemania. Pretty sure those are the rules.
This week, though, Poovey closed out the season with another win (and a debate on the quality on “Son of the Beach”), capping off an excellent run. Here are your top teams this week:
First Place: Poovey Farms
Second Place: Book Club Babes
Third Place: Hookers and Blackjack
Next week’s first category: 1980’s Skateboarding
See you next week!
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD
Our last game of Season 14 of Pour House Trivia ended with a chorus of puzzled “Oh’s” here at Senor Tequilas, but end it did after a hard fought game.
Highlights of the Night:
In “This-Sounds-Disgusting”: Creme-de-menth and Cognac sounds awful, and yet it manages to have two different drinks based solely on color. I dunno who is experimenting with these cocktails, but I will definitely pass on the stinger. Based on some of the answers tonight I would guess so would plenty of others in here.
In “This-Puzzle-Page-Is-Making-Me-Hungry”: Conversely, I had multiple teams grumble as they walked up to turn their puzzle page, and mutter at me “Great, now I have to get dessert because the puzzle page made me want it!” Listen guys, I got no control; if you got a sweet tooth, that is not my fault!
In “I’d-Pray-To-Him”: One team didn’t have a good answer for the assassinated Archbishop of Canterbury, so they decided to canonize Saint Steve Irwin the Pious, who drove the Crocodiles out of England. Praise be his name! 😛
The final was a lock in terms of which teams were on the podium, but we did have a last second position change due to some defensive wagering. When the paint dried, we had our top three.
In third place tonight, Axl’s Doghouse!
In second place tonight, Quiz in my Pants!
In first place tonight, and securing their House Champion title, the Fan Club!
Great game everyone, and congrats to the fan club! We’ll be here next week for “in-between” season play. Good luck to all my teams at Playoffs this weekend! See you next time!
Next week’s first category: 1980s One-Hit Wonders (AUDIO)
A full house nonetheless packed Fireflies — such a great NoVa venue. We again welcomed a new team to the fold: hearty hellos to Gong Bath! (I won’t tell you what I thought your name was each time I reviewed your answer sheet.) Well done on being unintentionally subliminal! Lesson learned tonight: not a lot of Anglicans. The Archbishop of Canterbury proved to be an elusive identity. That being said, all y’all youngins knew who Sugar Ray Leonard was, and what Duran had said to end the fight: “NO MAS”.
Which is what I’m not saying. Because we move on to the 15th season of Pour House Trivia next week! Sincere congrats to those teams that made the playoffs and World Series, and a sincere expression of gratitude to all the teams that fill this venue week in and out. I love ya.
Top Three this week:
First Place: Milwaukee Beers (Season 14 House Champions!)
Second Place: B-58s (playoff contenders!)
Third Place: Spanish Inquizition (playoff contenders!)
As always, Fair Winds and Following Seas
Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 (Creed or Nickelback?)
There was NO TRIVIA at Quincy’s in Bethesda last night.
It was another eventful night of trivia on Tuesday here at the Blue Parrott, as eight teams dueled for the top honors and bragging rights. This week was a particular tight race between teams, with our top three each finishing within six points of each other.
I learned a few things about our teams Tuesday:
*They are all very familiar with their Hostess sweets.
*They are all much less familiar with geography, whether it’s within the U.S. or the entire globe.
*They love Tom Jones, but have never listened to Mumford and Sons.
*They think Puerto Rico is a heck of a lot bigger than it is.
*They can turn in answers quite quickly when they have to, but like to drag their feet otherwise.
*They are much more familiar with Pearl Jam’s hits than they are literary classics such as “To Kill A Mockingbird.”
Thanks to all teams who competed last night. It was a blast, as always! Here are your top teams:
First Place: Hot Chicks
Second Place: QuizKnows
Third Place: Memphis Blues
Next week’s first category: University of Michigan Football Championships
Monkey La La in Frederick, MD
We had an intimate game of Pour House Trivia tonight – but those are the most fun! Congrats to Sad and Demented but Social for taking first and securing their house championship! I’m very excited to see them at the PHT World Series of Trivia! Close behind was Sloppy Seconds, and falling to 3rd after a conservative wager was Stink Floyd (Who will be at full strength for their World Series appearance – truly a force to be reckoned with).
Shout out to 3rd Quarter Nose Dive who could have bonused every question and still lost! Bless their hearts. I’ll be back next week with some heffalumps and woozles for our winner’s choice category of Winnie the Pooh. See you then!
It was our last game of the season tonight at Quincy’s South in Rockville, and it actually menat something more than just the typical nightly przies… The House Championship would be decided tonight, a tight race for the title between Sofa King Smart and Uncle Jack! Uncle Jack was up nine points in the standings and by showing up, they all but had the championship LOCKED unless of course Sofa King Smart could get 20 points for a win, hope Uncle Jack fell out of the Top 3, and they’d steal the championship by one point! An exciting scenario was potentially upon us!
Despite the fighting between those two teams, the story of the New Year has been Wingardium Triviosa, who have won three games in a row, on the strength of some very strong play. Sofa King Smart would need to finish ahead of this new trivia dynasty to win the house title; it was not going to be easy at all. Throughout the first half, Sofa King was off to a great start, sitting pretty at 90 points, looking like they weren’t gonna miss anything all night. Uncle Jack was close behind, in second place, looking to secure the house title.
Going into round 4, Sofa King was still ahead but Uncle Jack fell behind a bit, missing a big wager and potentially costing them a money spot! It was getting exciting as Sofa King was doing all they could to make sure everything lined up in their favor. Going into the final question, Sofa King led and would win if they got the final correct. Uncle Jack was in 3rd place, and would take down the house title with a 12-point bet and a correct response.
Just when it all looked like it was prime for the come from behind, one-point season victory for house championship, Sofa King Smart has the choke of the night, the only team to miss the final question, ruining their run at greatness. For what it’s worth, Uncle Jack got the final, finishing in 2nd place, and would’ve won the title regardless of SKS’s final answer but it was just a cherry on top to a disappointing night. After leading the entire time, they fall out of the money and settle for nothing. Your winning team tonight, sticking it out, playing another great game: Wingardium Triviosa. Just consistent play and some strong gets all working in their favor!
Good luck at the playoffs this weekend! Hope to see you at the World Series! Until next week, take care all!
Next week’s first category: “Star Trek” films