Cthulhu told us there’d be trivia games like these. OK, so we’re kind of lying, truth be told, we can’t really understand anything he says, it’s all guttural gurgly stuff. And most of the time Cthulhu is sleeping off massive Kraken rum benders (best not to disturb his slumber). You know it’s not a good idea to f— around with things that “slumber” rather than sleep, you know, like bears, dragons, Uncle Bill…Great Old Ones (you get the drift). Anyway…our “dynamic duo” (Heather and Mike) visited Powell’s Pub in Ypsilanti Monday for a My Trivia Live fix, won no prizes this time.
1. Games – How many categories are there in every version of Trivial Pursuit? 5
2. Cities – Which U.S. city is known as the City of Brotherly Love? 3
3. TV – Which U.S. city was home to the Oprah Winfrey Show for 25 years? 1
1. Disney – What Walt Disney film released in 1940 featured eight segments set to classical music? 5
2. Presidents – What did JFK order one of his advisors to order as many of as possible before the U.S. trade embargo? 3
3. Superheroes – What was the first name of Batman’s butler? For an extra three points, what was his last name? Too easy for this “nerdy” pair…
1. Human Anatomy – The duodenom is part of what organ in the human body? Picked an organ next door for 5. Wow, does my stomach hurt, lol…
2. Pilots – In what decade did Chuck Yeager become the first pilot to break the sound barrier? 3
3. Food – What is the classical Spanish dish made from rice, chicken, vegetables and seafood? 1
Halftime – Identify the dog breed based on the clues.
2. Richard Nixon’s dog Checkers
3. Rin Tin Tin
4. Marley from “Marley and Me”
Missed #4, but were really, really close…apparently blondes don’t always have more fun, lol.
Scores: Eight teams, scores 26 to 36, with Combat Wombats in first. We were in third with 31.
1. Birds – What is the national bird of India? 6
2. Sports – Who is the only quarterback to have won two Super Bowls two consecutive times? I thought of the right team, just not the right quarterback (sigh, another sportsball topic to try studying…my work is never done, woe is me). Miss for 2.
3. Poetry – Published in the 1600s, who wrote the epic poem Paradise Lost? 4
1. Microbiology – Cyanobacteria are bacteria that get their main food source from what? A lot of thought went into this, but nope for 2.
2. Movies – What 2004 Jim Carrey film is about an estranged couple who have erased each other from their memories? 6
3. Reptiles- What other country has a species of alligator besides the American alligator? Nope for 4.
1. History – What was the name of the two wars in mid 19th century involving Anglo Chinese disputes over British trade in China? Slightly confused by the question, although we considered the right answer, miss for 2. And shoot, I was just talking with someone about this topic before the game (not the first time a conversation topic becomes a trivia question, lol).
2. TV – January Jones was best known for playing Betty Draper on what TV series? Yay, I know something about that series, 6. Also know that she was in one of the X-Men movies and her name sounds like she was born to pose for Playboy, but I digress…
3. Mythology – How many Fates were there in Greek mythology? Mike for 4.
Scores: Seven teams, scores 39 to 64, with Combat Wombats in first. We were in fifth with 57.
Final Category: Music
Who was the first all-female group to hit “diamond” status with 10 million records sold? Nope, zero betters reigned supreme here…Until next time, which will be Wednesday at The Wurst Bar for our “regular” meetup. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, you British Colonialists in China! And drugs are bad (even though they generate shit tons of money for various war lords), m’kay? 🙂