Trivia Recap – May 12, 2016 – Wurst Bar

Angie and I did our “girls trivia night” playing as GDX (Generation Double X) Wednesday at the The Wurst Bar for a My Trivia Live outing dished up by hostess with the mostest Stacy Louis. No gift cards, finished with 56 points for the night. Nice teamwork all around, and the Motor City Brewing Company blueberry wheat was dee-licious! Too many more would make me turn into Violet Beauregard (that nearly happened on a camping trip years ago after too many Wild Blues). And this beer looked as good as it tasted, kind of a gorgeous purple color. Alas, I was a responsible drinker tonight, stopping myself at two of these delightful beers. And the questions…
Round One
1. Snacks – What snack that’s been around since 1896 will no longer provide prizes in the box, and instead will include a QR code for an online game? (Eric Cartman voice) “Lame.” Five points. I want my toy, damn it!
2. Presidents – Which former U.S. president and Michigan Congressman was inducted in the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame in 2001? What did he have to do with skiing? Got this for 3.
3. Travel – What aptly named hotel is located across from Elvis’ Graceland estate? One point.
Round Two
1. Coffee – What coffee company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Starbucks and is the exclusive coffee of Delta Airlines? Three points.
2. Theme Parks – What part of Disneyland had a makeover completed in 1998? Miss for 1.
3. Child’s Play – According to the lyrics of “Ring Around the Rosey,” what items does one have a pocket full of? What? Not magic rings that turn you invisible that you call “My Precious?” Got this for 5. Missed the bonus question asking for the total number of parts that can be removed in “Operation.” I was so hoping this would be about the “Child’s Play” movie series 😦
Round Three
1. Movie Promos – What 1984 film, nominated for 10 Academy Awards, received eight, including Best Picture and had the tagline “The Man, The Music, The Murder, The Motion Picture.” Rock Me….five points.
2. Sportsball Quotes – What running back, who died of cancer in 1999, said, “I guess they’d have to kidnap me” when asked what the defense should do to stop him? Not the right mix of players to know this, miss for 1.
3. U.S. Cities – What East coast city’s harbor is dominated by the U.S.S. Constitution and its museum? Considered the right city, but did not write it down. Miss for 3.
Halftime What vampire movie am I? Identify the movie based on the characters’ names and release years.
1. 2012 – Barnabus Collins and Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
2. 2003 – Selene the Death Dealer
3. 2008 – Edward Cullen and Bella Swan
4. 1998 – Deacon Frost and his partner Mercury
Missed #2. Angie all over #4 (thanks for talking me out of John Carpenter’s “Vampires.”) Which is a good one, go see it if you have not! The actress who played Laura Palmer in “Twin Peaks” spends most of the movie with dried blood on her face. Seriously, she never bothers to clean up. Apparently turning into a vampire takes away all of your hygiene sensibilities. OK, so maybe you don’t have access to a shower. They’re called baby wipes. Use ’em.
Halftime standings:
Ten teams: Scores 14 to 35, with One is the Loneliest Number in the top spot. We were in sixth with 26 points.
Round Four
1. Card Games – What card game, played usually between 2 players or 2 teams, who try to build up collections of cards of the same value, uses 2 packs of cards with 2 additional jokers? Newsletter answer, six.
2. National Debates – Which large California city’s school board set off a national debate in 1996 after passing a resolution recognizing Ebonics as an official language within the school system? “Oh stewardess…I speak Jive…” Miss for 4, though we were in the right area, damn it!
3. Rock Bands – What English rock band got a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1995 after playing three shows on three different continents in a 24-hour-period – in London, Tangiers, Morocco and Vancouver, B.C.? This question was thrown out because every team missed this.
3. Secrets – What product’s formula did Asa Handler buy for $2,300 in 1888? Got this for 2.
Round Five
1. Authors – What epic fantasy writer who passed away in 2007 wrote the “Wheel of Time” series and was one of the seven original “Conan the Barbarian” authors? Angie nails this for six (fist-bump). I could only name the author who was a friend of H.P. Lovecraft and committed suicide. Oh the things you learn when your husband is a H.P. Lovecraft aficionado…this is called “spousmosis.”
2. Serial Killers – What Florida prostitute is the exception to the rule that there are no female serial killers and is the subject of the 2003 film “Monster?” Now who made up this “rule?” Hello, Elizabeth Bathory? Anne Bonny? Countless nurses who poisoned even more countless patients? An interesting read…. husband got a free copy while working for a book manufacturer in Saline. And he would always freak out when I read the book with gusto. Like I was trying to learn how to kill him or something…Anne Bonny is my favorite. Her words to her ex husband, when at the hangman’s noose? “If you would’ve fought like a man, you needn’t hang like a dog.” Love her already…
3. Daytona 500 – What father sped past his own son in the 1988 Daytona 500 becoming the oldest person to win the Indy 500? No shame for not knowing this redneck stuff. Miss for 2.
Round Six
1. Late Night – Triumph the Insult Dog was featured on a late-night show starring which comic? Angie nails for 6.
2. Spin-off – Dick Van Dyke starred in what “Jake and the Fatman” spin-off series from 1993 to 2001? What? Not Mary Tyler Moore Mysteries? Miss for 2.
3. Video Game Characters – Alicia Vikander, who won an Oscar for “The Danish Girl,” will take over as what title video game character in the upcoming movie version of what video game franchise? Teamwork for 4.
Standings: Twelve teams, points ranging from 20 to 67, with “One” in first. We were in third with 56 points.
Final: Michigan Companies
Which company founded by Brig Sorber and Jon Sorber in Lansing in 1985 now has franchises in 32 states, the U.K., as well as Canada and Ireland and has been featured in films? Nope…
Standings: One, 67; Jeopardy Rejects, 106, and What, 120. Kudos to the teams that knew this tough one!
Until next time, which will be Thursday, when the ‘Pods will invade Original Gravity Brewing Co. in Milan. As always, stay classy, Ypsilanti, Go GDX, Go Pods!

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