Tuesday Trivia Roll call!
Did you team make the cut? Did you secure a top 3 spot and ensure your host would be putting your team name up in lights? Check the blog here and see if you got an honorable mention, even if you didn’t crack that top 3 😉
A very interesting night at Whole Foods as there were several questions that riled everyone up (The Sugar baby question will haunt everyone’s dreams for a while I think). It came down to the last question and due to some smart wagering Mini Van Mafia took first this week!
First category next week will be John Mulaney’s The Comeback Kid stand up special…hmmm. See you there!
It was quite an interesting night of trivia at Capitol City Brewing in Clarendon. As usual, the top of the leaderboard was filled with the usual suspects, but it was the Capital Hillbillies (tonight playing as “Never Forget 7-11: Trump Didn’t”) who took a commanding lead into the last round. The final question was an even split with half correct answers, but our game leaders were not one of those teams, and so it was Shirley You Can’t be Serious taking down their second win of the season. Show Me On the Doll took second with the Hamlins making their first appearance in the Top 3.
Next week begins with a question on Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions. ~ Matt
Stupid long roads! Almost as bad as our parsnip/turnip debacle of ’16! We had some real zingers tonight with quite a few Ohh’s and Dammit’s coming out of our teams. Can’t all be rockstars every night… It did make it that much more fun for me when teams celebrated the unexpected wins. I also loved the team from Seattle who almost got beat up after the interstate question… Oh new kids, welcome to the thunder dome..
Was a good game with lots of teams in contention all the way up to our final, after the final buzzer we had Thundercats in 3rd (it was that classical audio) 2nd went to Wiser but Still Dead while 1st was Tokyo Sex Whale! Nice pull! For next week they would like you all to study up on Lord Stanley’s Cup. Almost 99.5% sure that’s hockey. 😉
Well it took a tie breaker to settle up our top three places down here at Cugini’s in Poolesville! The only question these folks really struggle with was the longest highway here in the good ol’ USA. Other than that it was nail biting close to that point of the game. Here are the results:
Lightfoot in 1st
That’s What She Said in 2nd
Never Mind in 3rd
Our first category for next week will be Beatles Lyrics ~ Ronnie
Tonight’s game opened up with a question about African Capitals, and asked for either the northernmost or the southernmost capitals on the continent. The northernmost is Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, while the southernmost is Cape Town, one of the capitals of South Africa. I even had a team challenge my African capital knowledge after I said this category is one of my favorites!
We also confused the heck outta everybody when we asked for a sport that is named for a school where a player decided to pick up the soccer ball during a match and run with it, apparently spawning the sport of Rugby. The audio question for today was in classical music, and it was definitely a tough one. The song we played was Rhapsody In Blue by George Gershwin, and asked about how it was used in advertisements by United Airlines for about 20 years. Only a few teams got any points, and several of those were just wild guesses according to them.
Halftime asked for teams to identify European countries based on their flags, as well as identifying things which also contain things from the 12 days of Christmas, such as Lord of the Rings. The second half opened up asking about Films of 2015, and asked for Science Fiction film that was the only film in the top 10 for Worldwide Revenue that came out in 2015 and wasn’t part of a film franchise. Turns out it was the comedy film (according to the Golden Globes) The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott.
We also asked about YouTube sensation PewDiePie, who I’m surprised ended up being somewhat well known. Tonight’s final question asked about Global Organizations, and asked about the Organization that Linda Bond was named General of in 2011, becoming the third woman to be named General, of this Org. Most teams managed to get the answer of the Salvation Army, which didn’t really shift scores all that much.
Third place went to Ignorance is Bliss, and second went to Fractured But Whole. Taking the win tonight was Suck It Trebek, congrats! Next week we open with an Anthrax Audio Question, so study up! I’ll see you all then!
Until next time,
We had a close game this week, with veteran teams trying to make up ground and earn valuable House Champion points on the Road to World Series XIII. Scores were as close as I’ve ever seen them at the end! But we’ll get there…
Second Place: Dewey, Cheatem and Howe
First Place: Poovey FarmsPoovey Farms has chosen, “Triple 50/50: Fallout 3 or Fallout 4” as next week’s first category. Good luck, Matt!!
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, Md
The heat was turned up outside and inside at Senor Tequilas this week! Tonight’s game of Pour House Trivia was a scorcher, with one team blazing ahead and leaving the rest in their dust!
Highlights of the Night:
In “Great-Minds-Think-Alike”: Normally on the puzzle page we have a pretty normal bell curve of scores. Tonight, everyone did exceptionally well, 19s across the board with only one exception! everyone was on their game tonight!
In “Odd-Name-Odd-Nickname”: I have no idea how to pronounce Kjellberg, and most teams had no idea how to correctly, spell PewDeePie. I chalk that up to how irritating he and his fans are. Boo PewDeePie! Boo!
With one team on an unstoppable charge, the battle was for the other two spots, and with one final question, we had our podium.
In third place tonight, Beer Pressure!
In second place tonight, the John Lithgow Fan Club!
In first place tonight, all night long, Axl’s Doghouse!
Great game everyone! Next week we’ll kick things off with a question about the TV show Friends! Study up, and I’ll be there for you 😉 See you next time!
I thought I was in for a crazy 1st place battle on Thursday night at Zepheira Sports Bar! After the puzzle page, one team had a 25 point lead, but after the 6-4-2 question it was only a 3 point lead! It was just a bad round 3 for the leader, for once we reached the final they were back up to a 22 point lead. Finishing 3rd was I’m Just Making This Up As I Go Along, in 2nd we had Sanford and Son, and coming to visit me and conquer another venue in 1st was Give Us Your Beer Money!! They picked a 1970’s cartoon “Star Blazers” for next weeks winners choice, so study up, and come check out our new Tuesday night venue at Zepheira Sports Bar!! ~ Jon J