Trivia Recap – March 1, 2016 – Maiz Mexican Cantina

Our team’s core “dynamic duo” Heather and Mike decided to visit MAIZ Mexican Cantina in Ypsilanti Monday for Sporcle Live with Nate, the new trivia host at Maiz. We scored 127 points for the night and got a $10/second place gift card. As of this re-cap’s posting, the scores listed at Maiz are not currently correct, as we were not listed among the teams that played. Should this get remedied, we will edit this accordingly, the appropriate parties have been contacted, we hope it gets resolved soon!. The game itself was not without its little controversial moments, mainly involving a couple of questions specifically. We’ll get to more of that in a bit, on to the questions!
Game One
1. Restaurants – Until it closed in 2011, Nero’s was a steakhouse restaurant located at which Las Vegas hotel and casino? Mike with educated guess for 3.
2. Magazines – what pop star posed naked and pregnant on the Aug., 2006 cover of Harper’s Bazaar? Miss for 4.
3. Movie Villains – Calvin Candie was the main antagonist in what Academy Award-winning 2012 film? And who played that character for nerd bonus? Ten points.
4. Fashion – IN 1999, what rapper/hip-hop artist co-founded the New York based fashion line called Rocawear ? Miss for 2.
5. U.S. cities – Cairo sits at the concourse of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in what U.S. state? Five points.
6. ’60s Lyrics – In the Simon and Garfunkel song “Mrs. Robinson,” other than the Robinsons, what other two people are mentioned by name? Nine points, heard a lot of groans when the answers were read.
7. Famous Firsts – In 1983, who was the first American woman in space? Eight points.
8. TV Voices – Who provides the voice of “Simpsons” characters Chief Wiggum, Apu and Moe, among other characters? Simpsons geek Heather nails this for 7.
9. Sports Awards – In 1993, what athlete won the very first ESPY award for best male athlete? And we got this RIGHT but for only one, great educated guess by Heather (thanks for the softball, Sporcle!).
10. Anatomy – The aortic valve is located between the aorta and which chamber of the heart? Got this for 6.
Mystery – Crosswords (yay!)
1. Seven-letter word for close-fitting one-piece garment worn by dancers and acrobats
2. Eight-letter word – Willy Loman’s occupation
3. Eight letters – French equivalent of “Mister”
4. Five-letter word for South Pacific island nation or purple box of Girl Scout cookies
Got ’em all.
Heading into the final: Nine teams with scores ranging from 23 to 67, with Normal Park Trivia Tigers/Little Lebowski Urban Achievers taking the top spot. We were in third with 61 points.
Final Category: Presidents (YAY!)
Which two 20th century U.S. presidents that served consecutively died more than 21 years apart?
This was the longest stretch between the deaths of two consecutive former presidents in the 20th century.
Our “presidents” expert Heather didn’t even know there was a second qualifier to the question, and answered the first part of the question, listing the dates for the two presidents’ death years. Good thing this was the question we were “supposed” to answer, as the second qualifier would make a different set of presidents correct, which one of the teams (who didn’t put these presidents down) pointed out. There are multiple ways this question could have been re-worded to avoid confusion imho.
Final standings: Miskatonic U., 81, Tequila Mockingbird, 84.
Game Two
1. World Geography – Rio de la Plata forms the border between what two South American countries? Heather knew one of them because of “Evita.” Really. Who says musical theater knowledge doesn’t come in handy sometimes? 🙂 And we had the correct second answer initially, but changed it to the wrong one, miss for 3.
2. Psychology – What notable book by Sigmund Freud was first published in 1899? Mike for five points.
3. ’90s Songs – Audio clue of cover version of a 1997 single by a group we could not name.
4. Movie Taglines – What 2001 sci-fi film directed by Steven Spielberg has the tagline “His love is real, but he is not?” Ten points.
5. NFL Players – Hall of Fame defensive tackle Orlando Reese spent the majority of his career playing for what team, which drafted him #1 overall in 1997? Miss for 1.
6. First Ladies – Name one of the two 20th century first ladies whose given first name is “Elizabeth.” Name both for nerd bonus, got both for 9.
7. Geometry – What is the nine-letter term referring to two figures that are identical in form? We put down something different than the answer that was read, but we, along with one other team who also put it down, pointed out that our answer could also be considered correct. The host gave us the points, eight in this case.
8. Amusement Parks – What American amusement park company currently operates parks in Tampa, FL and Williamsburg, VA? Seven points.
9. TV Personalities – Who served as co-host of “The View” for the first 16 seasons, before leaving and returning for the 19th season? Nope, miss for 4.
10 Coca-Cola – From 2006 to 2008, Coke offered a product called “Coke Blak” which was what flavor? Ugh, how gross, who would drink THAT? Talk about an unholy union, miss for 6. Ack, again, how gross! Pardon me while I hurl… #3.
Heading into the final: Seven teams with scores ranging from 25 to 60, with Tequila Mockingbird taking the top spot. We were in second with 46 points.
Final Category: World Series Geography
Since 1980, three MLB franchises that play their home games in a U.S. capital city have won the World Series.
Name those three franchises.
We bet zero, but still attempted to answer this. Came up with one correct guess.
Final Standings: LLUA, 64, Tequila Mockingbird, (did not write down their points).
We will be taking a couple of nights off from trivia and will be trying out a new “southern” spot on Thursday. We will return to our normal Tuesday haunt, The Heidelberg, next week. Until next time, Go Pods, and stay classy, Ypsilanti!


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