Trivia Recap – Jan. 30, 2016 – Bdubs – Ypsilanti

A pair of ‘Pods visited Buffalo Wild Wings Ypsilanti Friday for Sporcle Live with Wild Bill. It was his 200th episode for ALIEN X RADIO, and a whopping 28 teams signed in for game one. We managed to be in the top three of those teams in game one heading into the final question, and finished second out of 15 teams in game two, getting a $15 gift certificate and a total of 122 points. Heather and Mike were the representative ‘Pods.
The questions….
Game One
1. Theaters – What biggest Harlem theater held its first amateur night in 1934? Ten points.
2. Mythology – Who was the Egyptian god of afterlife, underworld, and rebirth, and is usually depicted as a green-skinned man? A lot of teams missed this one, judging from the number of incorrect guesses Wild Bill read aloud, one of which was “The Incredible Hulk.” But this is one of Mike’s “pet” categories, so an easy 9 points for us. Egyptian mythology questions we can handle, backwards Justin Bieber songs? Uh, not so much (more about that later).
3. Spanish – The title of what 1997 film is the Spanish word for friendship? For nerd bonus point, who directed this film? Got both for 8.
4. Games – The NHPA is the governing body of what casual sport? Unsure if any teams got this one, we put “half pipe,” missed for 1.
5. Current Music – Audio clue of Bieber song played backwards. And no, Satan did not appear, lol…miss for 2, a lot of teams handed their slips in early for this one.
6. Canyons – (speak of the devil…) Hell’s Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America, was carved by what river? Could have used a little help from Brad on this one, we missed this for 4. We really, really need to brush up on our U.S. geography.
7. Animated Characters – In the 1942 Disney film “Bambi,” what kind of animal is Bambi’s friend Flower? Easy points for all, a social, 7 points.
8. Dances – The “Super Bowl Shuffle” is most closely associated with what NFL team? And Mike stepped in for the points on this one, saying, “Once you’ve seen that, you can’t un-see it,” six points.
9. Musicians – What instrument did John Bonham play in the English rock band Led Zeppelin? And there were apparently teams who put down guesses of “guitar” on this one, got this for 5. If you’re into celebrity deaths, look into how this guy died, you will probably get a little drunk just reading about his death.
10. Household Items – What model of cordless vacuum was first introduced by Black & Decker in 1979? Three points.
Mystery: Politicians Who Wrote Books
1. Keeping Faith – Memoirs of a President, 1982
2. Madame Secretary, 2003
3. End of the Fed, 2009
4. Profiles in Courage, 1955
Got them all.
Heading into the final: Twenty-eight teams with scores ranging from 30 to 70, did not catch the name of the top scoring team.
Final Category: Albums
Place the following Madonna studio albums in order from earliest to most recent – Bedtime Stories, Hard Candy, Music, and True Blue. Wagered 20 and flip-flopped the second and third album, final standings remained unchanged.
Game Two
1. Movie Characters – What character mentors the main character in “The Karate Kid?” Ten points.
2. Human Body – The lisfranc joint is found in which part of the human body? Leaned on one of Bill’s musical clues to get this one, but only for 4.
3. Musicals – What 2005 Jukebox musical features a character named Stacee Jaxx? For nerd bonus, who played that character in the 2012 film version of the musical? Got neither, should not have overthought Wild Bill’s musical clue, miss for 3.
4. Borders – What two Great Lakes are both bordered by four U.S. states each? Five points.
5. Cities – What New Jersey city, the fourth most populous in the state, was not named for an English queen but named for the wife of the colony’s founder? And this correct answer popped into Heather’s head, but not because of the “queen” clue, strangely enough, six points.
6. Heisman Trophy – In 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2015, a player from what university and runner-up for the Heisman Trophy was from what university? Miss for 1.
7. SNL – In October, 2004, what singer was caught lip-synching “Pieces of Me” on an episode of Saturday Night Live? Miss for 2.
8. U.S. Military – Which branch of the U.S. military was founded most recently? Nine points.
9. Strange Messages – In the 1989 film “Field of Dreams,” what seven-word phrase inspired the main character to build a baseball diamond? Be specific. Got this for 8,
10. Tasty Treats – What is the Italian word for ice cream? Got it for 7.
Visual Mystery: Got them all.
Heading into the final: Fifteen teams with scores ranging from 30 to 70, with Team Jell-o in the top spot.
Final Category: SCIENCE! Terms
What term for the lowest level of the ocean which a sun’s rays can penetrate shares its name with a TV series that originally debuted in 1959? By the time we were debating the answers, it was after 12:30 a.m., and our poor brains were a bit weary. We actually brainstormed Hawaii 5-0, Leave it to Beaver, Sea Lab…and then the correct answer came to us as if Cthulhu whispered it directly into Mike’s brain (cephalopods do like the lowest levels of the ocean, after all) and we managed to turn in our slip in the nick of time. Thanks Cthulhu!
We did not record all of the final standings, but we finished in second with $15. A final question right, yay! Until next time, Go Pods! We will be back at it next week, stay tuned, and stay classy, Ypsilanti 😉

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