You Didn’t Want to Miss a Thing at Thursday Trivia
Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 131 teams across 17 venues. We also welcomed our newest venue, Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA into our trivia family as nine teams joined host Andrew at the inaugural game.
We began Thursday’s opening round with a three-part question that were all key-related where the answers were keyboard, Francis Scott Key. and key signature. Other topics in the round included Pierce Brosnon, the circulatory system and the comic strip Hagar the Horrible. Only one of our Thursday teams, Power Vacuum (Champion), began their game with a perfect first round score of 36 points.
The most difficult question of the first four rounds was tonight’s audio question. On the category of TV theme songs we were looking for our teams to guess the theme from the 1990s Mayim Bialik sitcom, Blossom. Only about 30% of our teams picked up points on that question. Other topics in the round included the country of Belgium, a biblical question about King David, and the hip-hop artist Jay-Z. Once again only one team, New Beers Resolution (Pour Dog House) finished Round Two with a perfect 36 points.
The top half of Thursday’s halftime page asked our teams to identify celebrities whose initials form baseball positions, while the bottom half included a matching round of edible literary titles. Ten teams recorded a perfect score, while the overall average reached 14.2 points. Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Power Vacuum (Champion Billiards): 90
- Cat in the Chat (Loudoun Kitchen): 88
- Yolo Swaggins (Crooked Run): 86
- The Big Ragu (Mark’s): 85
- What About Dave? (Mark’s): 84
Topics from Thursday’s third round included a three-part question about brand names where each of our answers were Southern Comfort, Parliament, and Timberland. Other topics in the round included the economics term Laissez-Faire, baseball Hall of Fame Ty Cobb, and the Pillsbury company. The most difficult question of the night was found in Round Three on the subject of Modern Bands.
- The 2012 album “My Head Is an Animal” was the debut release for this Icelandic group whose name sounds like the title of a John Steinbeck novel.
Just over 36% of our teams earned their wager by knowing that band was Of Monsters and Men. Five teams finished Round Three with a perfect 36 points.
After discussing President Martin Van Buren for our 6-4-2 we began Thursday’s final round. Our topics for this round included The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the math term reciprocal, the state capitals of Austin, Baton Rouge and Tallahassee, the tv show The Golden Girls, and we finished the round with a three clues question about Influenza.
Eleven teams earned the perfect 36 points in Round Four. These were your highest scoring Thursday teams heading into the final question:
- Power Vacuum (Champion Billiards): 163
- Cat in the Chat (Loudoun Kitchen): 158
- Joey Triviani (Olde Mother): 156
- Corn in the USA (Olde Mother): 156
- The Big Ragu (Mark’s): 155
FINAL QUESTION (6.6% success rate):
- What original song from a film released in 1998 has the distinction of having been nominated for both an Academy Award for Best Original Song AND a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Original Song?
The majority of the guesses tonight was the song “My Heart Will Go On,” but Titanic was released in 1997. Released in 1998, however, was the Bruce Willis/Ben Affleck film Armageddon, which gave us the correct answer of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.”
None of our teams earned the Perfect 21 tonight. Here is Thursday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Colonel Korn (Olde Mother): 166
- Power Vacuum (Champion Billiards): 163
- Yolo Swaggins (Crooked Run): 163
- Cake or Death (Loudoun Kitchen): 159
- Cat in the Chat (Loudoun Kitchen): 151
- Crab Cakes (Champion Billiards): 150
- What Would Steve Rogers Do (Bad Habits Bar & Grill): 148
- Scrambled Eggs and Kegs (Crooked Run): 148
- Scotty Doesn’t Know (Solace Brewing): 148
- Hoochie Coochie (Smoketown): 147
Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Hoochie Coochie (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Food Wrappers)
Pour Dog House in Millersville, MD: New Beers Resolution (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Songs)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Isaac Newton)
Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Cake or Death (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Psych 3: This is Gus)
Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Colonel Korn (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: My Cousin Vinny)
Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Beer Winners (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Charlie Brown Christmas- TV Special)
Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Scotty Doesn’t Know (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Capitals of Island Nations)
Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV: What Would Steve Rogers Do (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – TV Special)
Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Not George’s Enough (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Casablanca)
Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Risky Quizness (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Early 2000’s Alternative Rock)
Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: Yolo Swaggins (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Blues Brothers – Film)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Washington Trivia Team (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Formula One Racing)
Homaide Brewing in Williamsport, MD: No Brainers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Medication)
Orioles Nest #331 in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Golden Girls)
Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Well Done (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney Attractions)
Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Ramrod (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Confederate Generals)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: The Big Ragu (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: People with Afros)