Tuesday Trivia Tested You!

Tuesday night is Alright! Teams are making their mark and popping up in the least expected places… it’s all about that Fling baby! See if you can find any familiar names in tonight’s write up.

Whole Foods in Ashburn, Va 

A game over torrential rain this evening as we packed the house as usual! Pi takes another win, two in a row now each time producing a clutch final question!

1st Pi
2nd Taco Tuesday
3rd Mini Van Mafia
First category next week is Coen brothers movies! See you then!



Tuesdays game at Zepheira Sports Bar was really fun to watch, ESPECIALLY when the two teams in 1st and 2nd kept talking smack to each other while trading back and forth between 1st place! Finishing 3rd was Team Peep, in a dramatic final question showdown, Sanford & Son finished 2nd, and coming back into 1st after the final was The Avengers!! They picked “The St. Louis Cardinals” for next weeks winners choice, so study up and come join the fun with us next Tuesday at Zepheira Sports Bar!!    ~  Jon J

A nice crowd joined us in Shirlington for a little trivia night fun before the not-so-fun USA soccer “match”.   Anyway, we had a few up and down question, including a tricky “Musical Nicknames” question.  But in the end, the overall standings were determined by the final, as only a few teams were able to pick up the correct response.  Our winners tonight were Capitol City Goofballs, followed by Valley Girls and the duo of Ebony and Ivory.  Next week, we’ll begin with a question on Dade County, Florida!  ~ Matt


Champions! My home sweet home on Tuesdays! You were the hot bed for training again this week and poor Chief had a hard time keeping up with your lightening like response times. Always a pleasure to see you all battling it out, even more fun when the unexpected happens!

In 3rd tonight it was Jungle Fever back in the top 3, with Crystal Methodists taking 2nd (Sporting a fine summer form but no dance moves! 1st went to the indomitable Swipe Left for a Better Team Name! Nice pull. Next week we will start with Juvenile Delinquents, See you then!

Cugini’s in Poolesville, Md

Rain, rain, go away, come again some other Tuesday. We had a nice break for awhile but the running gag here at Poolesville is that it is always raining. Great game nonetheless. Here are the results:

WWBS in 1st

Never Mind in 2nd

Drunk N Disorderly in 3rd

First category for next week is 1960’s Rock Bands ~ Ronnie

A hard downpour maybe kept patrons away from Quincy’s tonight. As I came in, it was as empty as I’d ever seen it! In defense of the teams, I did arrive around 6:45, an all-time earliest arrival of 2016. My worries were wiped as 7:15 rolled around and a huge crowd of regulars and new teams began filling the bar stools to join us for tonight’s game!
The Big Fact Hunt usually plays as just 3 of them after a chunk of their regular team moved to the West Coast late last year. A timely visit by their old team beefed their team up to full strength, filling in the extra spots too with some friends and sporting a 7-person squad tonight. Usually decently competitive, tonight they shined! The Big Fact Hunt led throughout the first half and held that lead going into the 3rd round.
Round 3 saw some tough Q’s but it was Round 4 question 1 that was really the barn burner of the night. Nicknamed the “Empress of the Blues” and the “Empress of Soul”, Bessie Smith and Gladys Knight reared their identities into the 4th round of trivia. The unfortunate part was, no one knew those nicknames. On top of THAT we had high wagers with guesses like Aretha Franklin, Shaka Khan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday. Only a few teams got through un-scarred.
Going into the final, The Big Fact Hunt was leading. Uncle Jack was in 4th after missing a 9 in the previous round. If We Lose the Terrorists win were in 2nd, Love Shaqs managed to be in 3rd place. The final question played pretty tough tonight, rewarding those teams that got it correct. Winning tonight was The Big Fact Hunt on the strength of a great game played and a get on the final Q! Grats team! 2nd place to Uncle Jack who sniped a correct response on the final and jumped up a bit. 3rd to If we Lose, who missed the final but bet a bit low to stay in the prize money!
We’re back in a week, thanks for coming out guys! Be safe, have a good 7 days, we’ll see ya soon!
1st Place:     The Big Fact Hunt
2nd Place:    Uncle Jack
3rd Place:     If We Lose the Terrorists Win
Next week:     Contemporary Literary Fiction

Tonight’s game featured what is probably the most rain I’ve seen in awhile, which luckily didn’t manage to impact things too badly. We opened up the game with a question about ‘The Big Lebowski’, which asked for the item that Donny’s ashes are carried in after Walter gets upset with the funeral home for price gouging; most teams managed to get that it was a coffee can.  In the first round we asked a question about the TV show ‘8 Simple Rules’, asking for the five word phrase in the original title, which only one team remembered was ‘For Dating My Teenage Daughter’.

Tonight’s audio clue was in the category of ‘Musical Misnomers’, and asked teams to give the actual title for three songs that are commonly referred to by incorrect titles, such as ‘Baba O’riley’ being called Teenage Wasteland, or ‘Space Oddity’ being called Major Tom. I was impressed that teams also got the name of the Four Non Blondes song ‘What’s Up’, as I didn’t even realize the name wasn’t What’s Going On.  The Disney characters question asked about the three good fairies (Flora, Fauna and Merryweather) and what movie they appear in. Teams seemed to get them mixed up with the Fairy Godmother from Cinderella, but the answer is actually Sleeping Beauty.

Halftime asked teams to identify the countries that use the different banknotes pictured, as well as identifying different things that end in ‘Way’. In the second half we opened up with a landmarks question, which asked for the name shared by both a museum in Russia and Andrew Jackson’s mansion, as well as the cities in which these landmarks are located.  Only a few teams got the answer of Hermitage, and although most got St. Petersburg, Nashville was a little tougher.  We even had a question about the recent triumph of Lebron James and the Cavaliers, mentioning how LBJ had his 7th career finals triple double, which moved him into 2nd most all time behind a former LA Laker, which was Magic Johnson who has 8 of them.

I loved that we had a question about the main villain from the movie ‘Deadpool’ who goes by the name Ajax initially, until Wade figures out that his real name is Francis and torments him about it endlessly. I was definitely impressed by how many teams not only knew the first line of the Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem ‘How Do I Love Thee’, but also knew her name (that was for the bonus points).

In the final round we asked about the ‘Empress of the Blues’ and the ‘Empress of Soul’, which ended up being a tough question. Nobody knew that the Empress of Soul was Gladys Knight, putting Aretha Franklin who was the Queen of Soul; only one team managed to get the other answer of Bessie Smith.  Tonight’s final question asked about US stamps, asking for the first woman to be honored on a US stamp, which happened on the centennial of her death in 1902. Turns out almost everyone had two guesses, between Betsy Ross and Martha Washington, and everyone went with the wrong answer, with the right one being Martha Washington.

With that, third place tonight went to the Patriotic Os, and second went to Fractured But Whole, who nearly managed to take the lead in the final round. Taking the win tonight is Black Steel, managing to survive the late surge by Fractured. Next week we start out with a 3-part audio question in the category of 90s video game theme songs, so study up!

Until next time,

^Basically that.
But despite the crazy weather, teams braved the storm and came out to Tilted Kilt for our second week of Summer Fling! And it seems we’ve picked up some very competitive veteran teams, so welcome!
Teams battled through questions of varying difficulties, staying very close in points as we approached the final question. Who would claim the top spot??
Third Place: Ignorance Is Bliss
Second Place: Axis of Ignorance
First Place: Suck It, Trebek
The World (Series) Famous crew of Suck It, Trebek just wanders in here and wins?? I for one think they will fit in nicely, as they’ve chosen, “Hamilton the Musical” as next week’s first category.
Yay. A Hamilton question. Again.
See you next week!

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, Md

Thunder and lightning and a torrential downpour couldn’t stop the party at Senor Tequilas tonight! Our game of Pour House Trivia was a spicy one, and came down to the final question of the night!

Highlights of the Night:

In “Favorite-Wrong-Answer”: While “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” is certainly a famous line from a famous poem, Elizabeth Barrett Browning is certainly a tough pull (though you absolutely should know that one!) so when a team puts Emily Effing Dickinson instead, you almost want to give them bonus points for a great wrong answer. I didn’t, but I almost wanted to.

In “What’s-My-Name?!”: While everyone and their mother has seen Deadpool by know, and knows all about Ajax really being named Francis, no one had any idea as to his last name. Neither did I as it happens, and seeing as I’ve seen Deadpool about 20 times now, I’d say that’s a pretty darn hard one.

In “Don’t-Shoot-The-Messenger”: Speaking of hard questions, everyone put Aretha Franklin down for the musical nicknames question; as the Queen of Soul it’s not hard to see why. No one knew Bessie Smith either, but still some high wagers were lost on this, and I had to quickly appease the teams before I got shanked. So feisty!

Final question of the night was critical; wagers and correct answers made the difference.

In third place tonight, The Fan Club!

In second place tonight, Kill Bill vol. 3!

In first place tonight, jumping up to the top with the only correct answer, Beer Pressure!

Great game everyone! Next week we’ll kick things off with a Walt Disney World question! Should be Magical 😉 Study up, and we’ll see you next week!

Until then,
Week 2 at the Monkey La La Summer Fling started off with hail and rainbows. And it ended with hail and rainbows! Rainy and lovely all night long outside provided a nice cool La La to battle wits for a bit and have a few brew ha has. We had some fun. Like, this bird right here…
This my friends is the smalles flightless bird alive today. His name is the Inaccessible Island rail and he can only be found on Inaccessible Island! I kid you not. Someone actually went to Inaccessible Island and lived to tell the tail of the bird they found there. Too bad he can’t fly as now it’s not only inaccessible but he can never leave – (cue Hotel California).
What a game tonight! All the way down to a good ole AJAX tiebreaker to decide the TOP 3. Congrats y’all on a game well played. Hope you enjoyed:
3rd(1) 2nd 1st
Thanks for coming out in the rain tonight y’all and playing some trivia. Enjoy your week. Next week’s game kicks off with “Red Hot Chili Peppers.” (The Band). Til then…love ya. DG 🙂
chili perppers