Weekend Trivia Wasn’t Stuck in a Time Loop…
Last weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 42 teams across four venues:
Most of our weekend teams breezed through first round topics such as penguins, Arkansas cities, and this German beer brand:
Saturday’s opening round closed with a Triple 50/50 question on the topic of Which Came First?, which asked our teams to name which of two events historic pop culture events occurred first:
1) The launch of Facebook OR the premiere of the TV series “Mad Men”.
2) The debut of the first James Bond film OR the release of the Beatles’ first studio album.
3) Elvis Presley’s first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” OR the death of James Dean.
Your answers? Facebook (2004 v. 2007), James Bond (1962 v. 1963), and James Dean (1955 v. 1956). Three teams began their night by sweeping the opening round: One More Monday (Springfield Manor Winery), Reximoose (Whole Foods Market), Smarty Pants (Belles’). The weekend audio questions dealt with “Saturday” songs as well as tunes with spoken lyrics. We continued with a look at these two actors who both made their feature film debut in a 1980s classic:
Both Josh Brolin and Sean Astin landed their first film roles in “The Goonies”. Both Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations) and Slapsgiving (Pretzel & Pizza Creations) notched 36 second half points this weekend.
Topics for the weekend halftime pages included sports equipment and items with zoological names. The overall average score reached 15.2 points, with three teams recording a perfect score of 20 points. These were our top weekend scores at the halftime break:
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 89
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 87
- Sad and Demented But Social (Belles’): 85
- One More Monday (Springfield Manor Winery): 85
Friday’s second half began with a question that got many of our teams off to a bit of a rough start:
–> For your wager, which 1970s TV sitcom was primarily set at the WJM-TV station in Minneapolis?
At Springfield Manor Winery, SIX TEAMS lost their nine-point wager by turning in the incorrect answer of “WKRP in Cincinnati”. Maybe I’m way off here, but if a TV show entitled “WKRP in Cincinnati” took place at a different station in a different city, I think that would confuse most of its viewers. The correct answer was “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”. Other second half topics included the recent hits of Drake and the Hundred Days of Napoleon Bonaparte. After the interesting start to the round, none of our weekend teams were able to Here are your weekend’s top scores after the fourth round:
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 157
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 151
- Liquid Almonds (Whole Foods Market): 151
- Atlantis (Whole Foods Market): 145
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):
–> For your wager, which world leader spoke the following in a 1956 speech: “Whether or not you like it, history is on our side. We will bury you.”?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (12.5% success rate):
–> Using a less-than-scientific method, the website WhatCulture estimated that this 1993 film takes place over a span of 12,395 days, or just under 34 years. For your wager, name this film.
This weekend’s correct answers included Nikita Khrushchev and “Groundhog Day”. None of our teams recorded the Perfect 21 this weekend with correct answers on all wagering questions. Here are your top overall scores from last weekend:
- Liquid Almonds (Whole Foods Market): 158
- Fat, Drunk, and Stupid (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 154
- Atlantis (Whole Foods Market): 147
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 147
- Cultured Heathens (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 144
- Smartinis (Belles’): 140
- One More Monday (Springfield Manor Winery): 137
- BSBS (Springfield Manor Winery): 136
Honorable mention goes to Smarty Pants (Belles’), who put up 154 points on Saturday while playing “over the limit”.
THIS WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: One More Monday (Next week’s first category: American Art)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Video Game Music)
Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA: Liquid Almonds (NEXT GAME ON JUNE 8 – First category: Trigonometry)