Tuesday Night Trivia was Tasty!
We PACKED the house tonight as 11 teams crammed into the little space that was allowed at whole foods. That made the competition extra fierce, but in the end Mini Van Mafia took their streak number to three!
We’re already into the second half of Season XIII, and a few of our teams at Capitol City Brewing are in post-season form. Tonight, it was Shirley You Can’t Be Serious taking down their first win of the season. Seems like old times! The Capital Hillbillies managed to sneak back into second place after a tough second round, with Valley Girls taking third. Next week, we’ll begin with a question on the 2016 Presidential Election. ~ Matt
The teams down here at Cugini’s come to play, and it was a real close game for almost half the field going into tonight’s exceptional final! Our second place team put up one of the biggest comebacks I’ve witnessed in my trivia career, great job! Here are the results:
MoMo in 1st
Lightfoot in 2nd
That’s What She Said in 3rd
Our first category for next week is Sir Paul McCartney! ~ Ronnie
In tonight’s game we had a question that can either go very well or very poorly. The question basically tested teams to see if they were paying attention at the beginning of the game. I was instructed to mention my first and last name during my opening explanation of the rules of the game, and the question which came in round two asked teams what my first and last name is. Several teams had a leg up because they had a player or two who is friends with me on Facebook, while a couple others actually were paying attention and wondered why I said my last name seemingly for no reason.
Tonight’s game actually started out with a question about a book called “The Life We Bury”, which I’d never heard of before last week when the category was picked. Luckily the question really only asked what war the character being interviewed by the protagonist of the story was a veteran of, which was the Vietnam War. I honestly was impressed how many teams got both correct answers on the Olympics question, which asked for the two countries that have the most gold medals in Olympic boxing, which is the USA and Cuba.
Halftime tonight asked teams to identify movies based on the fictional lawyers that were in the pictures. Turns out the hardest one was the lawyer from the film “Sleepers”, as nobody got it. I was surprised so many teams put “A Time to Kill” for the wrong movie, since McConaughey was the lawyer in the film and was one of the pictures. We also asked teams to identify portmanteaus like spork and Delmarva based on their descriptions.
We opened the second half with a question about the Broadway show ‘Seussical’, which brought up the term portmanteau once again. I liked the question about fictional butlers because it let me bust out my Lurch impression. The toughest question of the night was definitely the song-remake question, which asked for the group who did the song ‘Leader of the Pack’ as well as the heavy metal band who did a cover version. Only a few teams gave me The Shangri-La’s, but nobody gave me Twisted Sister.
We also had a bit of a challenging 6-4-2 about the country of Thailand, where we learned that Thailand is the only Southeast Asian nation to never be controlled by a European country. Tonight’s final question was in the category of Autobiographies, and asked for the handicapped Frenchman who was the subject of the autobiography ‘The World At His Fingertips’. Most teams managed to get to the answer of Louis Braille, which didn’t cause too much of a change in scores.
Third place was decided by a tiebreaker, and to break the tie we asked for the population of Thailand based on 2015 estimates. The guesses were both pretty far off but in opposite directions, so I had to do some math to find out the winner. The winner by a very slim margin on the tiebreaker was Black Steel, taking down third place. Second place went to Suck It Trebek. Taking down the win, congrats to Fractured But Whole on breaking the curse! Next week we start with a question about The Monocacy Brewing Company, so study up! I’ll see you all next week!
Until next time,
It’s certainly fair to say this week’s game was really “heating up”, with teams “sweating” every answer under “sweltering” competition…
Second Place: Dewey, Cheatem and Howe
First Place: Axis of IgnoranceAoI went to the wheelhouse and selected, “World War II American Weaponry”. Brush up on your Thompsons and such, but let’s not forget the most effective weapon of WWII…
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, Md
Tonight’s game of Pour House Trivia was a wild one at Senor Tequilas! The podium was hotly contested and it came down to the wire and the final question!
Highlights of the Night:
In “Ian-Needs-A-Drink”: As a host, you always want to be welcoming, accommodating, and friendly to new teams who have never played before. However, when those teams become belligerent and rude, its hard to maintain composure. I did so, but there was much muttering under my breath. Grrr…
In “He-Also-Needs-A-New-Memory”: Turns out someone on one of my regular teams is a friend of my brother, and is someone I’ve been acquainted with for 2 or 3 years now. He’s been coming in for months and this was only just made known to me. I feel so bad xD
In “Who-The-Hell-Is-That?”: While teams had heard of but weren’t able to pull Twisted Sister for the Pop Remakes question, NO ONE had heard of the Shangri-Las. I did oddly have many teams put the Shantelles, but Shangri-La was not in the picture for anyone. Tough one!
After four hard fought rounds, the final was crucial tonight!
In third place, Beer Pressure!
In second place, Axl’s Doghouse!
In first place tonight, as a duo and leapfroging into first, the John Lithgow Fan Club!
Great game everyone! Next week we’ll kick things off with a category on Income Tax! Yuck! Study up and make sure you get your taxes in, and we’ll see you next time!