Trivia Recap – April 8, 2014 – Aubree’s (Whittaker Road – Ypsilanti)

Our dark watery overlord Cthulhu must have been smiling upon us as we ventured out for trivia Monday night at Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill in Ypsilanti. We had a perfect first game (including the final question) and only very minor misses in game two, taking two first place prizes. A rarity for our team…

We had a slightly different team lineup than usual, with “reservists” Matt and Jeannette coming out to join us. Good thing, too, turns out they had some very useful useless knowledge floating around in their brains! Thanks!

And on to the questions, special thanks as always to Steele Shivers for getting their recap done first so we could just copy and paste it instead of typing it up like suckers. We’ll be sure to indicate if any of our questions differed from theirs.
Game One
1. Ad Icons: Mr. Whipple is a fictional supermarket manager who was featured in TV and print ads from 1964 until 1985 who scolded his customers not to squeeze what brand name product?
2. Beer: Which northwest US city is home to more breweries per capita than any other city in the world?
We got an extra point for putting “ia” in parentheses after our correct answer (which does not count toward the league but helped eliminate a potential tiebreaker). Host Rachel Sue gives extra points when the answers amuse her, or if teams provide funny illustrations. A smart-alecky (and artistic) team like ours could have a lot of fun with this… 😉
3. Palaces: The Potala Palace, located in Lhasa, China, is the traditional residence of what world leader?
4. Parodies: What Baywatch parody starring Tim Stack was aired on FX from 2000 until 2002?
Very, very amazed that Mike, who normally does not have the type of brain remembering names of TV shows, knew this one. Great work!
5. Stock Symbols: Which pharmaceutical company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the stock symbol PFE?
6. Solo Albums: The Dream of the Blue Turtles is the first solo album from what British front man in 1985?
Part of the life soundtrack from Heb in eighth grade, along with “Make it Big” by Wham and “Songs from the Big Chair” by Tears for Fears.
7. Home Runs: What MLB team’s home stadium features a giant apple that pops up when they hit a home run? Used our re-rack here with success, though Brad was sure of his first answer.
8. Movie Characters: What sports comedy film features characters named Carl Spackler, Ty Webb, and Danny Noonan?
Our question differed from Steele Shivers’ – ours was an audio clue about a raunchy 2004 animated film. Brenan showed up just in time to nail the answer. Perhaps Shivers had a substitute host?
9. World Capitals: Muscat is the capital of which Middle Eastern country: Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, or Syria?
10. Radio: As used in radio transmission technology, what do the letters VHF stand for?
Our question differed from Shivers’ – Animals – Cinnamon, Kodiak and Sand are all types of what mammal?

Mystery Round: Crosswords (glad to see this mystery round type come back)
1. 8 letters: Wearing no underwear or an Arnold Schwarzenegger film
2. 5 letters: Connecticut dog breed
3. 5 letters: An informal greeting, possibly from a cowboy
4. 4 letters: An equal or to look intently

**Got them all

Final Category: The Elements
Final Question: Electrum is a naturally occurring alloy of which two metals? Among other things, it has been used for some of the earliest metal coins.

Who knew that experience in playing “Dungeons and Dragons” would be helpful in answering this? Mike, apparently…

Final Standings: More Beer Less Pants 83, Miskatonic 87.

Game Two
1. Chess: Of the 20 possible first moves in a game of chess, how many do not involve a pawn?
2. Soccer: Within four years, in what year did the US most recently host a men’s FIFA World Cup?
3. 1970s Movies: Who played the Wiz in the 1978 movie of the same name?
And Jeannette stepped up with the right answer. Turns out she’d actually watched the movie recently. Uh, someone has to! 🙂
4. Child Care: What is the last name of the pediatrician who wrote the 1946 book “The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care?” And Mike decided to draw a sketch of the Star Trek character with the same last name…
5. Hit Songs: What song did Colbie Caillat take to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2007, her first song to hit the top 10?
Who dat? Lost our 1 pointer. Some other team apparently knew it right away. Go them!
6. Populations: Name one of the two US cities that lost more than 500,000 in population between 1970 and 2010. FB clue.
7. Universities: What public university, located in Philadelphia, PA, is the alma mater of Bill Cosby?
And Brad knew this for some strange reason…
8. Academy Awards: What is the current name of the theater that has been the host of the Academy Awards since 2002?
No clue. Lost our 2.
9. Fast Food: In which decade was McDonald’s founded?
Should have saved our re-rack for this one. D’oh!
10. TV Actresses: What actress appeared as the same character on two different sitcoms in the 1980s, was married to Lenny Kravitz from 1987 until 1993, and is the mother of Zoë Kravitz?

Visual: got them all. #1 was the only real challenge.

Final Category: Same Name
Final Question: What is the shared name of a 1956 film featuring Marilyn Monroe that is loosely based on a 1955 William Inge play of the same name as well as a 1966 song by the Hollies?

And this is why you have a person on your team who was born in the early ’60s. Brad was our hero here.

Final Standings: Will Play Trivia For Food 68, Miskatonic 78.

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