Trivia Recap Sept. 3, 2015 – Corner Brewery


Now that’s more like it. For the third week in a row, we managed to hold onto second venue place at Arbor Brewing Company with Don’t Forget to Strip Your Bartender in hot pursuit by just one point and us trailing team Ennui by 30 points. We wouldn’t want things to ever be too easy, would we? 🙂Speaking of things not being too easy, Wednesday’s trivia night via Sporcle Live Trivia with Kuma provedto be a sinker, with the top three teams posting scores of just a little more than 100 points. We squeaked through with a third place finish overall and one $5/third place gift card and a mere 102 points. A special shout out to Don’t Forget to Strip Your Bartender for finishing in first place with 106 points for the night, and Consistently Inconsistent, who finished second. In both games, two teams managed to get the first and second place prizes after coming from behind. That is something we always enjoy seeing, even if it is not our team accomplishing it. However, we deeply regret how we wagered on both final questions, but more about that later. Oh if we had a time machine…
Game One
1. Nicknames – What color serves as the name for Syracuse University’s mascot? And we dedicate this question to former player and our team’s founder Sam S., who always cheered on this team during March Madness.
2. Company Logos – How many points does the deer have in the John Deere logo? Who knew this besides the question writer and maybe some random teams that got lucky? And who happened to wear a T-shirt or baseball hat with said logo? Yeah, we missed this one for 2.
3. Remakes – What 1992 Al Pacino film is a remake of a 1974 foreign film titled Profumo di Donna? And Heather’s first hit of the night.
4. 2013 Hits – Audio clue of classical instrumental version of a song we absolutely did not recognize. Miss for 1.
5. ’70s TV – What 1970s series followed a Shaolin monk on his travels in the old West in the hopes of finding his brother? FB clue.
6. Coastlines – Not including overseas territories, name 1/3 countries to have coastline on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea? For nerd bonus, name all three, which we did, thanks to Brad and Mike, nice work!
7. SCIENCE! – The natural phenomenon known as Aurora Borealis is more commonly known as what? Not very science-y, but an easy question. For every team. A “Family Guy” episode parodied this phenomenon with a “Bones” actor with a similar name (see picture with this post).
8. Novels – What 1906 Jack London novel was released as a companion to “Call of the Wild?”
9. Movie Cameos – In the 2012 film “Ted,” what singer appears as herself in a cameo? We were one of three teams getting this right.
10. U.S. History – The Whiskey Rebellion took place while which president was in office? Brad strikes again.
Mystery: Before and After
1. Eastern conference NBA team and 1982 hit by Asia.
2. Curb Your Enthusiasm creator and star of CSI Miami.
3. English-speaking Japanese female journalist and a woman who was married to Tom Arnold between 1990 and 1994.
4. Wildlife series hosted by Steve Irwin and country music singer known for the hits “Wanted” and “I Want Crazy.”
Missed #4, but we are not ashamed to not know a country “music” question.
Heading into the final: 12 teams with scores ranging from 20 to 66, with Ennui taking the lead with an almost perfect game (nice job, guys!). We were in third with 63 points.
Final category: Unique NFL Accomplishments
Since 2000, three different NFL teams have had two different players rush for 1,000 yards or more in the same regular season. Name one of those three teams.
We knew the answer. And wagered “strategically.”
Final standings: Miskatonic U., 67; Consistently Inconsistent, 77 (moving up from eighth place), and the Full Monty, 79, moving up from seventh place.
Game Two
1. Long Running TV – In August, 2015, it was announced that new episodes of “Sesame Street” would air on what premium channel? And John steps in for the points.
2. Quotes – What famous scientist is credited with saying that genius is “Ninety-nine percent perspiration and one percent inspiration?” Uh, we wouldn’t want to be around this guy when he was perspiring. Which he probably did extra hard when his rival Nikola Tesla was around, but we digress…
3. Boundaries – What forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific and North American plates?
4. Movie Titles – What is the subtitle of the 1992 film “Homeward Bound,” which featured characters named Chance, Sassy, and Shadow? And every team got this one right.
5. Food – What is the four-letter French word for spreadable fat and meat?
6. Natural Landmarks – Cape Hatteras is located in what U.S. state? And Mike used to live here, so he knew all about this.
7. Fashion – Reef, Chaco ,and Olukai are all what type of apparel? Before we heard the question, Heather said, “Well, I’m a woman so I’m ‘supposed’ to know about fashion, and Dave’s kind of metrosexual, so he will probably know it, too. Yes, some of us players have known each other WAY too long. Dave took the joke in stride, and proceeded to talk like a metrosexual until the next question was read. Never a dull moment…And we got it right.
8. Award Show Hosts – What former SNL regular is scheduled to host the 2016 Prime Time Emmys? For nerd bonus, who hosted the 2015 Emmys? Got the nerd point, but, not the main question. Miss for 1.
9. Real Names – What is the real first name of the youngest member of the Spice Girls? And the only cheering we heard was from Don’t Forget to Strip Your Bartender. Miss for 4.
10. Sports – What does IOC stand for in sports lingo?
Visual mystery: Missed #2 and #4.
Heading into the final: Elevent eams with scores ranging from 32 to 61, with Don’t Forget to Strip Your Bartender and the Money Badgers taking the top spot with 61 points. We were in sixth place with 55 points.
Final category: People in Song Lyrics
Four people (not necessarily famous) are referenced by name in the lyrics to Marc Cohn’s 1991 hit single “Walking in Memphis”. Give two of those four names.
And we could only come up with one of those names. And we bet 20 points.
Game winners; Don’t Forget to Strip Your Bartender, 41; Seven Minutes in Kevin, 52 (moved up from eighth place), and Stout Competition, 77, moved up from second. Congrats to both of those teams for being the only ones getting this tough question correct! Will we hang onto second place again next week? Only Cthulhu knows for sure. Go Pods!

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