Tuesday Trivia is Justified!

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Nineteen venues — including our newest location, Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC — played host to Tuesday’s edition of Pour House Trivia for a total of 203 teams.


The only real trouble teams ran into in Tuesday’s opening round came on a Three Clues question, in which they received these hints:

  • This word is found in the title of a 1981 song from the band Red Rider.
  • The one-word title of a former Fox TV series starring Joshua Jackson.
  • You can find this at the edge of a putting green, or as strands on the border of a rug.

A little less than a third of the field got the word fringe (as in Red Rider’s Lunatic Fringe) after the first two clues for bonus points. Before that, we had subjects such as the off-Broadway parody of Friends and varieties of the potato. In this round, there were 15 perfect team scores.


Three song titles that each began with the same two-word phrase comprised Tuesday’s audio clue; 30% of teams earned bonus points for naming all three titles: In the Navy by the Village People, In the End by Linkin Park, and the Weeknd’s In the Night. From there, we discussed various mythological sun gods, well-decorated Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky, and the holiday Passover. A game-high 21 teams recorded perfect scores in this round.


Some celebs helped themselves to a little wine in the top portion of Tuesday’s halftime page, while the bottom asked teams to name the nine current NHL franchises with at least four Stanley Cup championships (led by the Montreal Canadiens with a whopping 24 titles). Perfect 20-pointers were submitted by 33 teams, while the average team scored 17.5 points. Two teams hit the 92-point threshold by the halftime intermission:


The most difficult bonus question on Tuesday came at the start of the second half, on this award-winner:

  • In 2022, Jennifer Hudson became the youngest woman to achieve an EGOT when she won a Tony Award as a producer. For your wager, either name that Best Musical Tony winner or name the film for which Hudson won an Oscar.

Hudson started her acting career with Dreamgirls, winning an Oscar in the process. Most recently, she earned a Tony for her work producing A Strange Loop. Just over 10% of our teams named both works for the bonus. We immediately followed that with this botanical query:

  • Also known as the Japanese arrowroot, this plant is one of the fastest-growing organisms on the planet. We know it best by which Japanese name that is also the title of a former American comic strip?

While many teams guessed bamboo, that plant is actually known as kudzu; 43% of the field earned points with that answer. In this round, we also talked about the Ten Days on the Island festival held yearly in the Australian state of Tasmania and the former Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: the Last Airbender. This round had the fewest perfect teams, as only Billy Crystal Balls (Dudley’s), Win Some, Learn Some (Antietam), and Third Round Tailspin (Rhodeside) earned all 36 points.


There were 27 teams able to name Paris from it being the location of the northernmost Disney resort for all six points on the 6-4-2. The most difficult wagering question took place midway through Tuesday’s last round:

  • Although this U.S. President was born in the state of Texas, whose presidential library can be found in Abilene, Kansas?

About 42% of teams correctly named Dwight Eisenhower, while 31% earned bonus points for knowing Ike’s vice president was Richard Nixon. Other topics in this round included Frank McCourt‘s memoir Angela’s Ashes and former basketball player Christian Laettner. Twelve perfect team scores were recorded in this round. We headed into Tuesday’s final question with these teams ahead of the pack:

FINAL QUESTION (48.28% success rate):

  • The motto of what approximately 68-square-mile area is Justitia Omnibus, Latin for Justice for all?

Almost half of Tuesday’s teams earned final wagers by naming Washington, D.C. Seven squads built a Perfect 21 effort for the night’s game! With another night in the books, these were the overall point leaders:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Alexa, Google, and Siri Walk Into a Bar  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tasmanian Devil)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Redrum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: James Bond Villains)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Peanut Nem Nems  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Presidential Assassins)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Morgan Station  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hogwarts Faculty)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Billy Crystal Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Clone High)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gangsters)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: St. Joe’s  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Vice Presidents)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Beef (Netflix series))

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Deep Fried Pickle Rick  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Cheeky Bastards  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 20th Century Railroads)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Darryl and Jeff  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek: the Next Generation)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Soup Boys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Civilization VI)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: True Wit  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Alana Morrison)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: VD is for Lovers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Things You Shouldn’t Put in Your Mouth)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Not So Little Women  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Werewolf Fan Fiction)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: My Teammate Doesn’t Know We’re on a Date  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dog Breeds)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Underdogs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Love is Blind)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Default Winners  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Senate)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Third Round Tailspin  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Spaghetti Westerns)