Trivia Recap May 14, 2015 – Corner Brewery


May 14, 2015 ·



It was a strange night indeed Wednesday playing Sporcle Live Sporcle Live Trivia with Jimmy Jams(who was substituting for our normal host Sporcle Live Trivia with Kuma). Just when you think you have the whole trivia scene figured out at this chaotic place? A curve ball. We had just 59 points in game one, so we figured “Well, that’s good for a four-way tie in ninth place or something.” Wrong, That was enough for first place in game one. Jaws dropped…is there a defibrillator lying around somewhere? So what kind of questions gave the other teams such trouble? Was everyone just hung over? We are used to having the floor wiped up with us by some of these teams week after week (we are gluttons for punishment if nothing else), so what happened? Read on…
1. Juice – The Simply Orange brand was founded in 2001 by which juice company? Torn between two, picked the wrong one.
2. ’80s Albums – What band’s 1987 album with an American theme shares its name with a national park in the Southwest?
3. Pitchers – What left-handed pitcher has thrown more no-hitters in MLB history with four no-hitters? Nope, missed this too. Game wasn’t looking good to us at this point.
4. Actors – What actor played Jesse James in a 2001 film and Alexander the Great in a 2004 film? A lot of debate here, but got it.
5. Periodic Table – Which element’s name beginning with double consonants comes first on the Periodic Table? For nerd bonus, what is that element’s atomic number? Got both, thanks to science geeks Dave and Brad.
6. Artists – What American artist, who died in 2012, known for mass marketing of his works, was characterized as a “painter of light?” Mike and John were all over this one…
7. 2000s TV – Which series did not air on NBC during the 2000s – Friends, My Name is Earl, Will and Grace or Boston Public? Brad comes through with correct guess whoop!
8. Landmarks – What U.S. landmark, dedicated in 1935, is named after a man who was not invited to its dedication ceremony? Nope, our third miss. We figured our game was completely in the toilet by this point.
9. Composers – Audio clue of 8-bit version of a recording that Heather recognized from the chaotic mall scene in a 1989 time-traveling comedy film featuring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter.
10. Natural Disasters – A recent 7.3 magnitude earthquake killing 7,000 people occurred in which country? Every team got this one…
Mystery – Before and After (we really, really like this category)
1. Mascot of Mayweather/Pacquiao fight and 1991 film with John Goodman in the title role.
2. 1984 prince single and Native American leader of the Lakota.
3. Sitcom starring Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams and film actress who married Charles Alden Black.
4. Thirty-third U.S. president and author of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
Got ’em all.
Heading into the final: Fifteen teams with scores ranging from 26 to 59, with Miskatonic U. taking the lead. Yes, really. We were truly shocked!
Final category: Blockbuster Movies
Of the 10 films that were the highest grossing at the U.S. box office for each calendar year during the 1980s, three of them were one-off films, and NOT part of a major multi-film franchise. Name two of those three films.
And we held onto our lead. Not a normal occurrence…two teams – Mad Men and Tom Brady’s Balls were tied for second, and there was a tiebreaker question about how much was grossed by the movie Top Gun. We don’t recall if it was domestic or worldwide, our re-cap writer was getting beer when all of this was going on.
Game two
1. Literature – “Abandon all hope ye who enter here” is a quote from what 14th century novel?
2. Movie quotes – In the 2004 film “Anchorman,” what actor delivered the line, “Sixty percent of the time it works every time?” for nerd bonus, what is the name of that character? Got both.
3. Models – Married couple Eileen and Gerard founded what modeling company in 1946?
4. Debut artists – What pop artist released the debut album “Animal” in 2010?
5. Education – Which country was the first to participate in the Fulbright student exchange program? Russia, China, Greece or Philippines?
6. Infomercials – the Pocket Fisherman and Veg-o-matic were products hawked by what TV pitchman? John was all over this.
7. Stanley Cup Finals – Our writer left the table while this was being asked, so this did not get written down. We did miss it, however.
8. 1970s movies – Name one of the two 1970s movies in which Jane Fonda received an Oscar for best actress. Hint: it’s not the movie in which she is pictured above. Why couldn’t this have been a “nerd” point opportunity? Our movies person would have known both of these. Oh well.
9. State nicknames – What state used the nickname “The Crossroads of America,” which also appeared on its license plates? Brad the hero here.
10. Cars – What Mitsubishi car model produced from 2002-2011 shares its name with a NASA space mission?
Visual mystery round: Got them all.
Heading into the final: Fourteen teams with scores ranging from 14 to 59, with Your Resume Suckstaking the lead. We were in second with 58 points. Again, what was up with these questions?
Final category: Hall of Fame What 11-time NBA All-Star center, who played for three teams from 1985-2002 is the only member of the Basketball Hall of Fame who was born in Jamaica? We wagered zero and gained nothing, but also lost nothing. Ended with 137 points and fourth for the night and a $20/first place gift card for game one. Congrats to Two Trivias to Paradise for finishing in first place for the night with 151 points for the night. Until next time, Go Pods!

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