Tuesday Night Was Full of Knowledge Bombs!
A fun night at whole foods as we spent a beautiful night competing for the top prize! While we argued about plant parts the game was close but Mini Van Mafia took the top for the second week in a row!
At Capitol City Brewing in Shirlington, we have some ultra-competitive teams playing week in and week out, but the Capitol City Goofballs have begun to separate themselves from the rest of the pack this season, as they took home their second win in a row last night after a stellar second half. Will there be time for some of our other teams to gain ground in the standings? Two teams that hope so were the Capital Hillbillies, who took second (playing as ‘Ford’s Dead? that Blows’), and Show Me on the Doll, who took third.
Could it be? There are just two months left in Season 13! The World Series will be here sooner than you think! Next week, we’ll begin with a question on Wedding Dress Designers. Seriously…
A great night of trivia in Poolesvile, but for some the battle was uphill. There were many cheers, not many jeers, and a final that didn’t call for some Advil. Here are the results:
That’s What She Said in 1st
Level 3 Booksellers in 2nd
Never Mind in 3rd
No need to study or take seminars, for our first category for next week will be “candy bars”. ~ Ronnie
We also learned that was Google originally called BackRub.com but got a name change when it was taking up way too much bandwidth on Stanford’s servers and creators Larry Page and Sergey Brin had to relaunch it. I liked the audio question we had about halftime music, which asked teams to identify songs being played by a marching band. Most teams did pretty well, but I thought it was a fun category either way.
Halftime tonight featured some sports and geography, as we asked teams to match NCAA athletic logos to the geographic locations of their Universities, using ten teams that are/were in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. We also asked teams to answer ten questions where each answer was two words with the initials ‘B.C.’ The toughest ones were definitely Bloom County or Barstow, California.
In the second half things got a bit tougher, starting out with a question about the movie ‘Ben-Hur’, with only one team knowing that the book was written by Lew Wallace. The next question asked for the first non-human to testify before the U.S. Congress, and we had plenty of teams on the right track with guesses like Big Bird or Kermit the Frog; however only one team got the correct answer of Elmo.
I was impressed by how many teams knew what country Emperor Maximilian I ruled for three years, which was Mexico. We also asked about the two IBM computers built to compete in certain games, one for chess and one for ‘Jeopardy!’ Most teams knew we were talking about Watson, and some teams were really close in getting the name of the other one (Deep Thought, Big Blue, Blue Genie, etc.) but the name is actually Deep Blue.
We started the last round asking about the recent commercials for Snickers where Willem DaFoe does his rendition of the Marilyn Monroe skirt scene from ‘The Seven Year Itch’. That commercial cracks me up, although all those Snickers commercials have been clever. I always like a good Harry Potter question, and this one asked about a character who wrote a book called ‘Who Am I?’ after a failed charm caused him to lose his memory, which was Gilderoy Lockhart.
Tonight’s final question was in the category of ‘Name That Actor’ and asked teams to name the actor who was named the worst actor of the century in 1999, but won the ‘Razzie Redeemer’ award for his role in a 2015 film that also earned him an Oscar nomination. About half the teams got the answer of Sylvester Stallone, which shifted some things around. First we had to break a tie though, which was broken by asking the two teams to guess the year that the Snickers bar was introduced. The guesses were almost identical, but one team was just a little bit closer to the answer of 1930.
Third place tonight went to Black Steel, who held the lead for almost the entire game until the final. Second place went to Suck It Trebek, who just barely lost the tiebreaker. Winning tonight however was the Book Club Babes, taking down the tiebreaker! Next week we start with a question about the book ‘The Life We Bury’ by Allen Eskens. I’ve never heard of that book, and if you haven’t either, I guess go read it! Or at least go read the wiki page, and I’ll see you next week!
Until next time,
While it was almost warm enough to play outside, our teams came ready for battle this week, with strong performances from everyone involved. While March Madness is in full swing, basketball hardly even came up (well, ok, maybe ONCE…) as teams focused on the questions ahead.
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, Md
A packed bar isn’t enough to slow down the Senor Tequilas Pour House Trivia crowd!
Highlights of the Night:
In “I’m-Gonna-Get-Shanked”: The Botany question was murder tonight. No one had a clue. And the boos could even be heard over the raucous boys! Guys, I don’t write em, I just read em!
In third place tonight, Unemployed Hand Models Seeking Hand Jobs!
In second place tonight, Beer Pressure!
In first place tonight, the John Lithgow Fan Club!
Tough but good game everyone! Next week we’ll kick things off with the 2016 Baltimore Orioles! Study up, and we’ll see you next time!
We had a romp Tuesday night at Monkey la La trivia night! Packed house and teams were throwing down! Great time everyone. Thanks so much for coming out and playing. We never deduce why the little dog laughs at the cow while she is jumping over the moon, but whatever. Maybe he’s just judgmental. Prolly a toy poodle.
The game was a close one that came down a fun Sly Stallone question. But littered in there were some toughies for sure! Top 3 hard questions Tuesday night were:
- Ovaries and Pistils – everyone needs a botanist on their trivia team to help with these nuances~!
- Gastropod was just nasty – full wipe!
- And ELMO and Kermit were in a nice battle during Round 3 – can you believe he testified for congress?
Fun times my friends. And congrats to our leader board on a game well played. It was a tough field, props FTW!
And that my friends was a Tuesday to remember! I hope you all have a great week and weekend and I will see you next Tuesday night when we kick off with “Sly Stallone Films.” Til then…”Yo Adrien…I love you!!!”