Trivia Recap – Feb. 25, 2016 – Corner Brewery

Say It Isn’t So, Kuma! That is not only a hit “Hall & Oates” single, but it’s also the team name we used Wednesday for Sporcle Live Trivia with Kuma’s last trivia show at Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery in Ypsilanti. New host Sporcle With Tim made the rounds of the room, checking out his new trivia spot beginning Wednesday, March 2. Six ‘Pods ventured out this time, including Heather, Mike, Brad, Dave, Joel, and John. No gift cards, finished in sixth for the night with 115 points, missed final question #1, but got final question #2. We have decided that the true game MVP this time is not someone from our team! This time it’s Archie C. of the Corn Fritters, who was probably one of the only people in the room knowing the answer to a tough world soccer question that stumped the soccer expert on our own team. Well played, Archie, and well played, Sporcle! We like that some of the questions have been really “nerded up” lately. A “Doctor Who” question earlier this month. A “Star Wars” quote question Sunday, a really tough Grammy Award question Tuesday, and Batman’s butler’s last name. We’ve managed to answer some of these correct, but that soccer question? Way offsides for us! No goal for us!
Game One
1. Seasons – In the Southern Hemisphere, the autumnal equinox occurs in which month? Joel for 10 points.
2. Educational TV – What science-based PBS series airing from 1980 to 1988 included a frequent segment called the “Bloodhound Gang?” Nine points.
3. Novels – Stephen King’s 1977 novel “The Shining” is primarily set in which Western U.S. state? For nerd bonus, who directed the film adaptation of the novel? Got both for 8.
4. Film Props – In the 2007 film “Juno,” Juno’s telephone is shaped like what kind of food? Seven points.
5. Olympians – Jenny Finch and Lisa Fernandez have each represented the United States at the summer olympics in what sport? Dave for six points.
6. Musicals – Audio clue of “Family Guy” bit referencing a musical. Miss for 2.
7. Theme Parks – In 2011, what theme park opened in Winter Haven, FL on a site previously occupied by Cypress Gardens? Miss for 1.
8. Beanie Babies – Who was memorialized in 1997 with a purple Beanie Baby bear with an embroidered white flower? Heather for 5 points.
9. Islands – The island of Jersey, a dependency of the United Kingdom, is located in what specific body of water? Dave knows someone who used to live here, got this for 4.
10. Song Lyrics – The chorus to which song contains the words “Guilty feet have got no rhythm?” Heather for 3. Quotable: “That’s the soundtrack of my eighth grade.”
Mystery – Progressive – What Movie Am I?
1. I am a 1985 film directed by Richard Donner and was one of the top 10 highest-grossing movies at the U.S. box office
2. I was primarily set in Astoria, Oregon.
3. I am actor Sean Astin’s theatrical debut
4. My main characters included Mikey, Mouth, and Chunk.
We got this at clue #2. We tend to never, ever turn our slips in at #1 of these (once bitten, twice shy). One of these days, maybe we will be confident enough to do so! First time for everything.
Heading into the final: Eleven teams with scores ranging from 32 to 68, with Ennui taking the top spot. Kuma gave three bonus points to teams sharing a FB post. We were right behind them with 65 points playing under the pseudonym “Say It Isn’t So.”
Final Category: Quarterbacks
In 2016, the Carolina Panthers became the 4th different team that quarterback Peyton Manning had started against in the Super Bowl.
Name the other three teams that he has faced in the Super Bowl.
Brad and Dave went to work on this, and Heather rattled off some names of NFL teams, but nope,we didn’t get this right.
Final Standings: Dreams Come True, Ted Cruz, and Ennui, 88. There was a tiebreaker for third, the two teams had to answer how much money Juno made at the worldwide box office. Did not write down the scores because our writer was busy talking to the new host and taking photos, but we know that Ennui got this correct. Their team captain Kevin rather joyfully told us how easy the question was for them to answer while we were attempting to answer it! Revenge, perhaps, for Kevin giving us a 1-point answer on a sports stadium question a few weeks ago? No good deed goes unpunished? That’s Kevin, as competitive with trivia as he is while he is playing board games on Tuesday nights. Always go for the kill! 🙂 And we don’t mind trivia with a side of competition, bring it on! We will see how things shake out at the venue tournament the first week of April! 🙂 We plan to be there, even if just as spectators (we are nothing if not curious).
Game Two
1. Steve Martin – In what film series does Steve Martin play a character named George Banks? Three points.
2. Brand Names – What brand of re-sealable bags and containers has “lock of freshness” according to its slogan? Five points.
3. Borders – Which U.S. state is the only one to share a border with three different Canadian provinces? A “Bradagory,” four points.
4. Soccer Stars – In 2014, a soccer player from what country surpassed Christiano Ronaldo’s record for the most goals scored in a World Cup? We put down one of Ronaldo’s biggest rivals in world soccer instead, miss for 6. Also missed nerd point for naming that player. Again, well played, Sporcle for going deep nerd on a soccer question, of all things!
5. Diseases – What is the seven-letter word for a person who has a disease, doesn’t show symptoms, but is able to transmit it to others? Ten points.
6. Kings- The English king William the Conqueror was born in which region of France? Joel for 9 points.
7. TV Debuts – Within one, in what year did all these series debut? “The Shield,” “The Bachelor,” and “The Wire?” Heather originally had the right year written down, but second-guessed herself (d’oh) and went two years later. Yeah, it happens..Miss for 5.
8. Marriages – A construction worker named Larry Fortensky was married to what famous woman from 1991 to 1996? Heather for eight points.
9. Quotes – Franklin Delano Roosevelt said “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” in which of his four inauguration speeches? Two points.
10. Desserts – What type of frozen dessert, similar to sherbet, has a name that is derived from the French? One point.
Visual Mystery – Teamed up and got these all (nice work, everyone).
Heading into the final: Eleven teams, scores ranging from 37 to 64, with the Corn Fritters taking the top spot, thanks partially to being able to put big points on that soccer question, we presume? 🙂 We were in ninth with 50 points.
Final Category – Historical Events
In what year of the 1960s did all of the following events occur?
– Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as Governor of California
– The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup, their last championship to date
– The Six Day War occurs
Heather was off by one on the year on a guess, but Brad nailed it dead on, we got it right, but not enough to put us in the money zone. Oh well, it’s nice to get final questions right once in a while 😉We have been really hit or miss on them lately.
Final Standings: Ted Cruz, 79; Your Resume Sucks, 82, Corn Fritters, 83. Until next time, Go Pods! We will be visiting a new trivia spot next week, more on that TBA. Stay classy, Ypsilanti!

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