Trivia Recap – Aug. 19, 2016, Original Gravity

I offer no apologies for having what can be described as a “low-brow” sense of humor. Jokes about farts and poo? Yes, they can be funny! The “Ruprecht” scene in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” where Steve Martin pretends to be Michael Caine’s “special” brother as a ploy to ward off having to commit to women? Gets me very time. Love the “Naked Gun” movies, and “Airplane!” And in college? I became addicted to “Beavis and Butthead.” I remember walking by dorm rooms where I could overhear college guys laughing along to Beavis and Butthead’s distinctive chuckles. Ah, those were the days, when one could get their laughter fix by watching “Ren and Stimpy,” “The Tick,” “Animaniacs,” and “Beavis and Butthead.” Us Gen X’ers who grew up watching “Looney Tunes” cartoons didn’t have to grow up and stop watching cartoons – we had a whole new set of cartoons to watch! Thursday at Original Gravity Brewing Co. I was rewarded for liking ‘Beavis and Butthead” enough to actually go out and see the feature-length film about them. In the theaters…So what was the question? I’ll get to that! I wound up tying for second overall for the night with 114 points, tied with More Beer Less Pants. Yes, ties are like kissing your brother…(ewww!) or sister. I may love my brother, but I’m not “in love” with him, lol. And the questions!
Game One
1. Musical Instruments – The instrument referred to as a classical guitar is also often referred by by what nationality? 10
2. Nickelodeon – What Nickelodeon TV show ran from 1989 to 1991 and took place on a dude ranch? Nope, this was not an animated show I watched, probably not enough jokes about cat litter, lol…miss for 3.
3. Baseball Greats – At which position did Hank Aaron play for the vast majority of his career? Miss for 1, though a nice loud guy sitting next to me did try to help me out and was very very close on the answer!
4. Whitney – Within one, in what year did Whitney Houston hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts with “The Greatest Love of All?” Nailed it…if only I could bear paying as much attention to the music scene now as I did in the ’80s…so much auto tuning! 9
5. Elements – What element is named for the Greek sun god?
6. Voting – Prior to 1971, what was the minimum voting age in the U.S.? 7
7. James Bond – What was the first James Bond movie released in the 21st century? Shoulda got this but didn’t, miss for 6. The Brosnan Bond films weren’t among my favorites.
8. Building Materials – What is the 10-letter word for plastic strengthened with actual glass? Miss for 5 (I was close…)
9. U.S. Cities – Which U.S. capital city means “Red Stick” in French? 4
10. Companies – In Jan, 20111, what telecommunications company split into two companies and currently trades under the stock symbol NSI? Nope, miss for 2.
Mystery: Starts with “U”
1. Song that spent 14 straight weeks at #1 on the pop charts by Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars
2. 2000 rookie linebacker who spent his entire 13-year career playing with the Chicago Bears
3. Primetime series hosted by Robert Stack featuring profiles of real-life crimes and the paranormal
4. Country whose capital is Kampala
Missed #1 and #2
Standings – Thirteen teams, scores 28 to 62. I was in ninth with 49 points.
Final Category – Animated Movie Voices
In what 1990s animated movie did then-married couple Demi Moore and Bruce Willis provide the voices of characters named Dallas and Muddy Grimes?
Got it.
Standings: Twelve Years a Sex Slave – 2013 Best Porn Film, 69 (how fitting), ???, 80. Yes I used the “Twelve Years a Sex Slave” pseudonym because I am classy! Not…
Game Two
1. Presidents – Which 20th century president was born with the last name Blythe before adopting his stepfather’s surname at age 15? And I picked a different president who adopted a different last name in his younger days (facepalm). Miss for big. Really big…
2. Racing – In NASCAR, what solid color flag is displayed when entering the final lap? 9
3. World Landmarks – Meaning ‘highest point city,” what is the name of the ancient citadel where the Parthenon stands? 8
4. Fitness – What fitness chain markets itself as a “judgment free zone?” There was more to this question but I didn’t write it all down. 3
5. TV Locations – Audio clue of a TV theme song, had to ID the city in which the show was set. No clue, miss for 1.
6. Medicine – What medicine and cough supressant occurs naturally in the opium plant and is the most commonly used opiate in the world? That last part of the clue is what threw me, should’ve focused more on the first part…miss for 4.
7. Rock Albums – What 1979 concept rock album was originally conceived by the songwriter’s desire to build a wall between himself and the audience? 7
8. ’80s Movies – What make of car belonging to Cameron’s dad did the main characters in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” take out in the movie? For extra nerd point, what Beatles song was playing in the parade sequence? Got both for 6.
9. History – What world leader died in May, 1821 while exiled on the island of St. Helena? 5
10. Books – What John Grisham book opens with the killing of two Supreme Court justices? Good guess for 2.
Visual Mystery:
Managed to get #1 and #2 (yes, really…)
Standings: Ten teams, scores 33 to 59 with the Josh Pit in first. I was in sixth with 45 points.
Final Category – Daytime TV
The Other Half, a daytime talk show which aired from 2001-2003, was intended to be the male version of the hit ABC talk show The View.
Name one of the show’s original four regular male co-hosts.
Final Standings – More Beer Less Pants, 75; Not Another ???, 78. Until next time, which will be Sunday at the YpsiAlehouse. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, all of you inmates and guards at the Federal Correctional Institution in Milan!

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