Trivia Recap July 23, 2015 – Corner Brewery


Brought a “full” team of ‘Pods to Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery Wednesday for Sporcle Live Trivia with Kuma Wednesday – plus gained two new players in the process (who joined us in game two)! We are nothing if not amateur talent scouts. There was a two-player team who got a tough final question about Daniel Day-Lewis correct by making a GUESS (more about that later on). Sometimes luck itself is a talent when it comes to pub trivia. And wearing a NBA sports jersey tells the world, “Yeah, I know about sports and stuff. Yeah.” Welcome Johnny S. and Kristin B. to the ‘Pods! Other than that game one final that we missed, we had a “perfect” game one and got the bonus point, too, and a second-place in game two after losing a tiebreaker for first. On a TV question, of all things, which is interesting since TV is not usually one of our strong suits. And on to the questions, provided by Brian Williams Reporting Live. Please “like” their page if you haven’t already.
Game One
1. Directors: Although known more for his documentaries, who wrote and directed the 1995 film Canadian Bacon?
2. Games: What is the only chess piece that changes the color of its square after every move?
3. Figure Skating: What was the first name of Norwegian figure skater Paulsen who invented his trademark maneuver in 1882: Axel, Lutz, Nicholas, or some fourth choice I missed?
If our host did “musical” hints, the perfect song would be Harold Faltermeyer’s “Axel F.”
4. TV Actresses: What actress portrayed Samantha Miceli and Phoebe Halliwell in TV roles? Bonus point for naming the shows these characters appeared on. Got both. Thankfully the only two TV shows Heather could name with this actress turned out to be the right ones!
5. Newspapers: What color is the Life section in USA Today: blue, green, red, or purple?
Nice work, Mike.
6. Advertising: In ads, what brand has featured celebrities Betty White and Aretha Franklin among others and uses the tagline “You’re not you when you’re hungry?” Really? Too easy…
7. 70s Songs: “Cracklin’ Rosie” was the first song by what singer to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was on his 1970 album Tap Root Manuscript? Heather and Dave were both all over this one.
8. Historic Names; Mary Mallon, who spent the last 23 years of her life in forced isolation, was the first person in the US who was identified as an asymptomatic carrier of what disease?
9. European Cities: Antwerp and Liege are major cities in which country?
10. Muscles: What is the only muscle in the human body that is attached at only one end?
Mystery Round: Anagrams – Super Bowl Winning Quarterbacks
Even the non-sports people contributed answers in this one. When Heather wrote down the correct answer for number four and asked fellow ‘Pod Dave if that was a quarterback, he gave her an incredulous look.
Heading into the final:
Nine teams with scores ranging from ??? (did not write down all of the scores) to 67, with Don’t Forget to Strip Your Bartender (we think, they were probably using a pseudonym) Ennui and our team, using the pseudonym “Long John Silver’s Golden Fried Abomination From The Deep” tied in the top spot. What’s the best way to ruin a perfect game? Why it’s by fucking up the final question, of course! About that…
Final Category: Academy Award Math
Final Question: What is the product of the number of times Daniel Day-Lewis has won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the number of letters in the last name of the man who has won 22 Academy Awards?
Funny thing is we knew who the 22-Oscar person was. We just didn’t know for 100 percent sure how many Oscars he won for best actor. A two-person team called “Seymour Butts” figured the 22-Oscar person must be Spielberg, and multiplied the letters in his name by two and got it.
Final Standings: Whatever team it was that tied for first and used a pseudonym, Ennui, and Nerd Herd, one of only two teams to get that question right.
Game Two
1. Same Name: What name is shared by a company that operates a website used to research, plan, and book travel, as well as a short lived fruit flavored beverage from Clearly Canadian that had small edible balls floating in it?
2. Peace: Within 3, in what year did apartheid activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu win the Nobel Peace Prize?
Got it for low points.
3. Museums: Which US state is home to the National Corvette Museum, where a massive sinkhole in February 2014 swallowed eight prize vehicles?
Mike and Heather were not in agreement about this answer. Heather’s trump card was saying “I remember my Dad (who happens to be a Corvette owner) talking about this.” Yup, her guess was right!
4. 90s Songs: What question is the title of a 1999 Blink-182 song from their album Enema of the State?
**Thank you, optional Facebook hint
5. Alcohol: What brand of herbal liqueur translates to “master of hunters” in German?
6. Movie Scenes: Audio clip featuring some give-and-take between Denzel Washington and a young Donald Faison. Our new players Johnny and Kristin were the heroes here.
7. Science!: How many different categories of hurricanes are there according to the Saffir-Simpson scale?
8. Comedy: Which American sketch comedy series featured the sketches When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong and Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories? Such a great series. And cocaine is a hell of a drug…
9. Managers: Two time MLB Manager of the Year and former ESPN analyst Buck Showalter has managed which AL team since 2010? Bonus: name any other team that Showalter has managed during his career.
Got the bonus point, but not the main question. Our first miss of the night for 4 (besides that final question in game one).
10. Literary Characters: 24601 was the prison number for which Victor Hugo character? Nice work, Dave. Even though knowing about that movie kind of made us question his manliness… Got them all. Great team effort.
Heading into the final: Eight teams with scores ranging from 51 to 60, with Ennui and our team, using the pseudonym “Cthulhu’s All-He-Can-Devour Soul Food Buffet: As Seen on Kitchen Nightmares” tied for first.
Final Category: Presidents
Final Question: On two different occasions during the 20th century, three consecutive presidents represented the Republican party. Name two of the three presidents from the most recent combination. This time Heather’s hastily scrawled “president list” that she jotted down after hearing the category came in very handy.
And there was a tiebreaker. Had to ID the year Buck Showalter began his career as a manager. Or something like that. We were way off, and the more sports-savvy Ennui got it for the first place prize. Oh well, slightly less beer money is better than none!
Final Standings: Seven Minutes in Kevin (they won the tiebreaker for third against the Nerd Herd), Miskatonic U., Ennui.
Tiebreaker: In what year did Buck Showalter first manage in MLB?

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