(REVISED December 12, 2019) Captain’s Log – Trivia Game Highlights – (2019)

 Editor’s note: This will be an ongoing “log” of all of the trivia games that me and my trivia team play in 2019 and will be periodically edited/updated. Information provided in this “log” will include game scores, prize winnings, players in attendance, the number of teams in contention, game winners and final questions. To view full recaps of trivia games, click on the category “trivia recaps.”  

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Stardate: January 2, 2019 (non regulation  game)

  • Location: Corner Brewery (Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 123 points
  • Prizes: $5 (third place game one)
  • Number of teams: 17 (both games)
  • Number of players: Six (Heather, Mike, Brad, Dave and “guests” Kimberly and Evan)
  • Place finish for night: First
  • Team finishing in first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  – yes game one, no game two
  • Final question wagers: 20 on both
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
What literary character, who has also appeared in other media, lives in a house with the name “Mr. Sanders” above the door, which may refer to a previous owner?
Game winners (league teams in bold):
#3 – Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods, 85
#2 – There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand, 86
#1 – Macho Nachos, 87
GAME 2
Name two of the three NFL franchises that moved from one major metro area to another during the decade of the 1980s.
Game winners (league teams in bold):
#3 – There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand
#2 – Lager, Barely Knew Her
#1 – Chair Thieves

STARDATE: JAN. 10, 2019 (WEEK 1 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Original Gravity Brewing Co. (Milan, MI)
  • Score: 62 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • Number of teams: 13 (both games)
  • Number of players: Three (Heather, Mike, Dave)
  • Place finish for night: Fourth
  • Team finishing in first for the night: This is Sparta (104 points)
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  – no game one, no game two
  • Final question wagers: 20 on both
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1

Espoo, Tampere, and Vantaa are the second, third, and fourth-most populous cities in what European country?

#2 – Orion, 56 (had to settle tiebreaker with team Mott)
#1 – This is Sparta, 75
GAME 2

What song, originally released in 1974 by The Eleventh Hour, hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 two other times as recorded by other artists, once in 1975 as a single from an album titled Nightbirds, and once in 2001 as the lead single from a film?

Our bar was also given the “clue” that the film was “Academy Award winning.”

#2 – ???, 45
#1 – Badgers, 74 (unsure if they were a league team)

STARDATE: JANUARY 15, 2019 (WEEK 2 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Tower Inn Cafe (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 114 points
  • Prizes: $10 (second place game one)
  • Number of teams: 4 (both games)
  • Number of players: Three (Heather, Mike, Brad)
  • Place finish for night: second
  • Team finishing first for the night: Cool People and Jeff (131 points)
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  – yes game one, no game two
  • Final question wagers: 20 on both
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
A 1991 film directed by Steven Spielberg shares a similar plot premise with a 2018 film directed by Marc Forster. Both both films, which are sequels to classic literary works.
#2 – Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods, 82
#1 – Cool People and Jeff, 85
GAME 2

What is the first name of the only one of the four Brontë siblings to write exactly one novel?

Host did not read final scores….

STARDATE: JANUARY 24, 2019 (WEEK 3 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Original Gravity Brewing Co. (Milan, MI)
  • Score: 62 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • Number of teams: 12 game one – eight game two
  • Number of players: Two (Heather, Mike)
  • Place finish for night: fourth
  • Team finishing first for the night: Mind The Gap (115 points)
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  – no/no
  • Final question wagers: zero on game one 20 on game two
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Alicia Keys will be only the fifth woman to ever host the Grammy Awards. Name two of the other four women who have hosted the Grammy Awards.
#2 Orion, 43
#1 Mind The Gap, 47
GAME 2
The launch facilities that send spacecraft to the International Space Station are located in four different locations, each of which belongs to a different country. One of those countries is the United States. Name one of the other three nations.
#2 Orion, 50
#1 Mind The Gap, 68

STARDATE: JANUARY 31, 2019 (WEEK 4 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Thursday – Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 156 points
  • Prizes: $30
  • Number of teams: 12 game one – ??? game two
  • Number of players: Three (Heather, Mike, Evan)
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods (156 points)
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  – y/y
  • Final question wagers: 18 game one 20 on game two
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
According to the Social Security Administration, in 1960, Mary was the most popular baby name for a girl. Each of the next four most-popular baby names for a girl were five letters long. Name one of those four names.
#2 Periodic Table Dancers, 83
#1 Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods, 84
GAME 2
In the late-1980s and early-1990s, Samuel L. Jackson appeared in four consecutive Spike Lee-directed films. Name two of those four films.
#2 Periodic Table Dancers, 71
#1 Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods, 72

January, 2019 Summary (Regulation Games):

  • Total games played: Four
  • Different trivia spots played: Three (Original Gravity (2X), Tower Inn (1X) and Sticks (1X)
  • Total points scored: 394
  • Average points per night: 98.5
  • Highest score: 156 points (Sticks, Jan. 31)
  • Lowest score: 62 points Original Gravity (Jan. 10 and Jan. 24)
  • Total prize money won: $40
  • Average prizes won per night: $10

STARDATE: FEBRUARY 7, 2019 (WEEK 5 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Original Gravity Brewing Co. (Milan, MI)
  • Score: 108 points
  • Prizes: $30
  • Number of teams: 14 game one – 11 game two
  • Number of players: Three (Heather, Mike, Dave)
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods (108 points)
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –n/n
  • Final question wagers: 1 game one 12 game two
  • Final Questions:
In 2009, during an acceptance speech by Taylor Swift for the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, Kanye West interrupted her on stage to say that “Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!” Name both the Beyoncé song and the T. Swift song.
GAME 2
There are five books in Judy Blume’s Fudge series, the first published in 1972. Name three of those books.

STARDATE: FEBRUARY 13, 2019 (WEEK 6 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Arbor Brewing Microbrewery (Corner Brewery, Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 81 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • Number of teams: 18 game one – 17 game two
  • Number of players: Seven – Heather, Mike, Brad, plus “guests” Evan, Archie, Cliff and Kristin (Cliff and Kristin left shortly after game two started)
  • Place finish for night: fifth
  • Team finishing first for the night: Your Resume Sucks (145 points)
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –n/n
  • Final question wagers: 20 on both games
  • Final Questions:
The 1968 film Planet of the Apes has four sequels released from 1970-1973, each of which has a title that begins with a different word. Give three of those four first words.
GAME 2
What is the only Major League Baseball franchise that has won exactly one World Series and lost exactly one World Series?

STARDATE: FEBRUARY 18, 2019 (WEEK 13 MY TRIVIA LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Powell’s Pub (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 59 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: 7
  • Number of players: Two (Heather and Mike)
  • Place finish for night: third
  • Team finishing first for the night: One Is The Loneliest Number (72 points)
  • Final question correct – y
  • Final question wagers: 59 points
  • Final Question:
Born in Chicago 77 years earlier, in December, 1997 Janet Rosenberg Jagar became the first female president of what South American country which had received international notice for a 1978 incident that had occurred there?

STARDATE: FEBRUARY 21, 2019 (WEEK 7 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Thursday – Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 110 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: 10 game one – 10 game two
  • Number of players: Four – Heather, Mike, Brad plus “guest” Evan
  • Place finish for night: third
  • Team finishing first for the night: Dirty Mike and the Boys (130 points)
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –n/y
  • Final question wagers: 20 on both games
  • Final Questions:
Prior to serving as U.S. president, who appeared on the cover of a 1942 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine wearing a U.S. Navy uniform?
GAME 2
Name three of the four performers who provided voices of the characters Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf in the 2013 Disney animated film Frozen.

STARDATE: MARCH 2, 2019 (WEEK 8 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Oscar’s Sports and Grill (Saline, MI)
  • Score: 110 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: 17 game one – 11 game two
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, plus “guest” Evan
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods (98 points)
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –n/n
  • Final question wagers: 20 game one, zero game two
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Each of the first four films in the Mission Impossible series were directed by a different person, prior to Christopher McQuarrie directing Rogue Nation and Fallout. Name two of those four directors who directed one of the first four films in the series.
GAME 2
Put the following Dr. Seuss characters in chronological order, from earliest to latest, according to when they first appeared in print.
The Lorax
The Sneetches
The Cat in the Hat
Horton the Elephant

STARDATE: MARCH 4, 2019 (WEEK 15 WINTER/SPRING MY TRIVIA LIVE SEASON)

  • Location: Powell’s Pub (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 62 points
  • Prizes: $30
  • Number of teams: 7
  • Number of players: Three (Heather, Mike Brad)
  • Place finish for night: firstd
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods (124 points)
  • Final question correct – y
  • Final question wagers: 60 points
  • Final Question:
Originally airing from 1991 to 1995, what was the name of the MTV animated showcase program in which shows such as Beavis and Butt-Head made their debut?

STARDATE: MARCH 7, 2019 (WEEK 9 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Original Gravity Brewing Co. (Milan, MI)
  • Score: 91 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • Number of teams: 10 game one – 9 game two
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, plus “guest” Evan
  • Place finish for night: third
  • Team finishing first for the night: Ruff Riders (111 points)
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –n/n
  • Final question wagers: 0 game one, 20 game two
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
The best-selling album in the U.S. by a duo, according to the Recording Industry Association of America, was released by whom?
GAME 2
Name three of the five active MLB players who have hit the most career regular season home runs.

STARDATE: MARCH 11, 2019 (WEEK 16 MY TRIVIA LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Powell’s Pub (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 52 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • Number of teams: 7
  • Number of players: Three (Heather, Mike Brad)
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing first for the night: Ungrateful Dan (116 points)
  • Final question correct – y
  • Final question wagers: 60 points
  • Final Question:
Based on a film series, what two separate film soundtracks sold 43,000 copies on cassette tape in 2018? (This question is abridged)

STARDATE: MARCH 14, 2019 – (WEEK 10 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Thursday – Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 102 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: 7 game one – 6 game two
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, plus “guest” Evan
  • Place finish for night: third
  • Team finishing first for the night: Karen I Miss The Kids Please Come Back I Love You (115 points)
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –y/n
  • Final question wagers: 0 game one, 20 game two
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
16th century Italian scientist Eustachius is known for his work in human anatomy, including his study of which organ of the body? He first described a number of parts of this organ, including one that bears his name today.
GAME 2
A 1992 film starring Meg Ryan, a 1996 film starring Samuel L. Jackson, and a 1997 film starring Morgan Freeman all have titles that include what word?

 

STARDATE: MARCH 19, 2019 (WEEK 17 MY TRIVIA LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: McShane’s Pub (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 50 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • Number of teams: 5
  • Number of players: Two (Heather, Mike)
  • Place finish for night: ?
  • Team finishing first for the night: Two’s Company (92 points)
  • Final question correct – n
  • Final question wagers: 50 points
  • Final Question:
How many stars were on the U.S. flag  nicknamed “Old Glory” as of 1824?

STARDATE: MARCH 19, 2019 – (Week 11 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Johnny’s Grill (Belleville, MI)
  • Score: 3 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • Number of teams: ?
  • Number of players: Two – Heather, Mike
  • Place finish for night: ?
  • Team finishing first for the night: ?
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –n/a (left after question 2)
  • Final question wagers: n/a
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Of the four announced host cities for upcoming Olympic Games, which two will have waited the longest since they last hosted an Olympic Games?

 

GAME 2
What 2015 film was released in theaters with two versions, a general release and a “roadshow” version, which was released on 70mm film and includes six minutes of extra footage, an overture, and an intermission?

STARDATE: MARCH 26, 2019 (WEEK 18 MY TRIVIA LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: McShane’s Pub (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 58 points
  • Prizes: $20
  • Number of teams: 8
  • Number of players: Two (Heather, Mike)
  • Place finish for night: 2 (116 points after final question wager)
  • Team finishing first for the night: Two’s Company (124 points)
  • Final question correct -y
  • Final question wagers: 58 points
  • Final Question:
What music video made its debut in August, 1987 as part of a CBS prime-time event – with the song hitting #1 three months later? The video’s full version was directed entirely by award-winning film director Martin Scorsese.

Stardate: April 1, 2019 (non regulation game, MTL Bye Week)

  • Location: Powell’s Pub (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 57 points
  • Prizes: $20
  • Number of teams: 6
  • Number of players: Three (Heather, Mike, Brad)
  • Place finish for night: ???
  • Team finishing first for the night: Ham Wallets (130 points)
  • Final question correct -n
  • Final question wagers: 57 points
  • Final Question:
What company based in California operates 50 restaurants in North America and is better known for its line of frozen foods currently owned by ConAgra Foods?

STARDATE: APRIL 4, 2019 – (Week 13 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Original Gravity Brewing Co. (Milan, MI)
  • Score: 95 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: 10
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, plus “guest” Evan
  • Place finish for night: 2
  • Team finishing first for the night: Mind The Gap
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –n/y
  • Final question wagers: 20/zero
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Ellie Goulding has reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 as the lead artist with two songs. Name both songs.

 

GAME 2 (visual final)
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STARDATE: APRIL 9, 2019 (WEEK 1 MY TRIVIA LIVE SPRING/SUMMER SEASON)

  • Location: McShane’s Pub (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 51 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • Number of teams: 7
  • Number of players: Two (Heather, Mike)
  • Place finish for night: ? (116 points after final question wager)
  • Team finishing first for the night: Dead Guys (53 points)
  • Final question correct -n
  • Final question wagers: 51 points
  • Final Question:
For what company did Peanuts characters make their first appearance in an advertisement, doing so in 1959 – predating A Charlie Brown Christmas?

STARDATE: APRIL 11, 2019 – (WEEK 14 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Thursday – Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 74 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • Number of teams: 16
  • Number of players: Four – Heather, Mike, Joel plus “guest” Evan
  • Place finish for night: 4
  • Team finishing first for the night: Spooky Murderinos
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –n/n
  • Final question wagers: 20/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Of the eight highest-grossing performers at the U.S. box office, all of whom have surpassed $4 billion, which one is the youngest?
GAME 2

The largest oil spill in recorded history took place in what decade?
Estimates vary widely as to how much was spilled, but most sources agree that it was at least 240 million gallons, and possibly much more.

STARDATE: APRIL 15, 2019 – (WEEK 15 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Monday – Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 85 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: 6
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Brad
  • Place finish for night: first (only league team in attendance)
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –n/n
  • Final question wagers: 20/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
What city on the Atlantic coast is the most-populous in its state, and, in 2018, was named Condé Nast Traveler’s top U.S. tourist destination for the eighth consecutive year?
GAME 2
Within the last five years, who became the first person to win the Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Cinematography for the same film? This person took over the cinematography role when his frequent collaborator, Emmanuel Lubezki was unavailable.

STARDATE: APRIL 18, 2019 – (WEEK 15 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Original Gravity Brewing Company (Milan, MI)
  • Score: 125 points
  • Prizes: $20
  • Number of teams: 18
  • Number of players: Four – Heather, Mike, Dave plus “guest” Evan
  • Place finish for night: 1
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –y/y(?)
  • Final question wagers: 12/0
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Four authors have had at least 30 books reach #1 on the New York Times Fiction Best Seller list. Name two of those four authors.
GAME 2
There are five animated series that originally aired on Cartoon Network (or any of its alternatively-named programming blocks) and have aired at least 200 episodes, including Ben 10 with its various installments. Name two of the other four series.

STARDATE: APRIL 23, 2019 – (WEEK 16 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Monday – Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 107 points
  • Prizes: $30
  • Number of teams: 5
  • Number of players: Four – Heather, Mike, Brad,  Joel
  • Place finish for night: 1
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  – n/n
  • Final question wagers: 0/11
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1

Only once in history have the U.S. president and the U.S. vice president serving at the same time shared a first name. What was that first name?

GAME 2

What character first appeared in print in 1959, on television in 1981, and has been portrayed on film three times – twice by Hank Azaria as a live-action performer and once by Rainn Wilson as a voice performer?

 

STARDATE: APRIL 25, 2019 – (WEEK 16 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Thursday – Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 110 points
  • Prizes: $15
  • Number of teams: 12
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike plus “guest” Evan
  • Place finish for night: 1
  • Team finishing first for the night: Karen I Miss The Kids Please Come Back I Love You
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  – n/y
  • Final question wagers: 20/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Name either of the two European countries that have national flags that are NOT rectangular in a 2-to-3 ratio.
GAME 2
According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, English is the most-spoken language in all 50 states, and Spanish is the second-most spoken language in 46 states. Name one of the two states where French is the second-most spoken language.

STARDATE: APRIL 29, 2019 – (WEEK 17 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Monday – Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 114 points
  • Prizes: $25
  • Number of teams: 5
  • Number of players: Heather, Mike, Brad
  • Place finish for night: 1
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  – y/n
  • Final question wagers: 10/5
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Six of the fifteen companies that did the most sales of beauty and personal care-related products in 2018 are headquartered in the U.S. Name three of those six companies, most of which own many brands each.
GAME 2
In 2018, the season premiere of what TV series became the most-watched episode of a comedy on Fox in nearly seven years?

STARDATE: MAY 1, 2019 – (WEEK 17 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery (Corner Brewery, Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 50 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • Number of teams: 15
  • Number of players: One – Heather
  • Place finish for night: 13
  • Team finishing first for the night: Your Resume Sucks
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  – n/n
  • Final question wagers: 20/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Who wrote the memoir Dirty Sexy Politics, which recounts the author’s experiences while campaigning for a family member during the 2008 U.S. presidential election?
GAME 2
Since 2000, five solo women artists have released albums that produced at least three #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Who was the first of those five to achieve this feat, doing so with her 2006 studio album.

STARDATE: MAY 6, 2019 – (WEEK 18 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 105 points
  • Prizes: $15
  • Number of teams: 5
  • Number of players: Four – Heather, Mike, Brad and Dave
  • Place finish for night: 1
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  – n/y
  • Final question wagers: 20/0
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
What color is found on 150 national flags, more than any other color?
GAME 2
Three movie soundtracks have been awarded the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Name two of those three films, which were released in the 1970s, 1990s, and 2000s.

STARDATE: MAY 8, 2019 – (WEEK 18 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: The Owl (Milan, MI)
  • Score: 77 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: 5
  • Number of players: One – (Heather)
  • Place finish for night: 3
  • Team finishing first for the night: More Beer Less Pants
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – n/y
  • Final question wagers: 20/0
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
The New York Yankees and New York Mets are the MLB teams whose home stadiums are the shortest distance apart, at approximately eight miles from each other. Which MLB team’s home stadium is the farthest away from the closest other home stadium?

 

GAME 2
When they were first introduced, the Levi Strauss & Co. “501” jeans included four pockets – one back pocket, two standard front pockets, and a small pocket above the right pocket, which was originally intended to hold what?

STARDATE: MAY 13, 2019 – (WEEK 19 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks Ypsilanti, MI
  • Score: 148 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: 5
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Brad
  • Place finish for night: 2
  • Team finishing first for the night: Peas Above Stick
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – y/y
  • Final question wagers: 20/10
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Of the elements on the periodic table with exactly five letters in their names, which one is found in a different group than the others?
GAME 2
Name two of the four films in which actors Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson are both credited.

STARDATE: MAY 16, 2019 – (WEEK 19 19 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks Ypsilanti, MI
  • Score: 153 points
  • Prizes: $25
  • Number of teams: 9
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike plus “guest” Evan
  • Place finish for night: 2
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods/ One is the Loneliest Number (tie)
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – y/y
  • Final question wagers: 18/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Put the following films set during wars in order according to when those wars took place, from the earliest to most-recent setting.
Heaven & Earth
Lawrence of Arabia
Mash
The Thin Red Line
GAME 2
Name both U.S. states with official state nicknames that include the word “Mountain”.

STARDATE: MAY 20, 2019 – (WEEK 20 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks Ypsilanti, MI
  • Score: 106 points
  • Prizes: $15
  • Number of teams: 9
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Brad
  • Place finish for night: 1
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – y/n
  • Final question wagers: 20/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
What country, the ninth-most populous in South America, is the most populous on the continent that is NOT home to a city that exceeds one million in population?
GAME 2
Following Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Saints did not play any home games in New Orleans during the 2005 season. Name one of the three stadiums at which they played a home game during that season.

STARDATE: MAY 23, 2019 – (WEEK 20 SPORCLE LIVE WINTER/SPRING SEASON)

  • Location: Original Gravity Brewing Co. (Milan, MI)
  • Score: 87 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: 8
  • Number of players: One – Heather
  • Place finish for night: 4
  • Team finishing first for the night: This Is Sparta
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – n/n
  • Final question wagers: 11/0
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1

The collar, valve, intake, and air holes are among the parts of what piece of equipment, whose improved design in the mid-1800s was developed by a German chemist?

GAME 2

In February 2019, what group reached #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for the third time overall, but the first time in more than 18 years?

STARDATE: JUNE 3, 2019 – (NON-REGULATION GAME)

  • Location: Sticks (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 105 points
  • Prizes: $25
  • Number of teams: 8
  • Number of players: Four – Heather, Mike, Brad, Dave
  • Place finish for night: 1
  • Team finishing first for the night: Non-Regulation Game (N/A)
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  – n/n
  • Final question wagers: 20/20
  • Final Questions:

STARDATE: JUNE 5, 2019 – (NON-REGULATION GAME)

  • Location: The Owl (Milan, MI)
  • Score: 88 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: 6
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, plus “guest” Evan
  • Place finish for night: N/A
  • Team finishing first for the night: Non-Regulation Game (N/A)
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  – n/n
  • Final question wagers: 20/10
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
On the 1985 single “We Are the World” by USA for Africa, two singers, neither of whom performed as soloists, have last names that begin with the letter “B”. Name either of those performers.
GAME 2
There are five countries that have national teams that have appeared in the FIFA Men’s World Cup finals and lost in each of their appearances, one of which is Czechoslovakia. Name two of the other four countries, all of which are also in Europe.

STARDATE: JUNE 11, 2019 (WEEK 10 MY TRIVIA LIVE SPRING/SUMMER SEASON)

  • Location: BJ’s Bar and Grill (Burton, MI)
  • Score: 61 points
  • Prizes: $30
  • Number of teams: 6
  • Number of players: Two (Heather, Mike)
  • Place finish for night: Third
  • Team finishing first for the night: ???
  • Final question correct -n
  • Final question wagers: 45 points points
  • Final Question:
Photographed by Annie Leibovitz while sitting in a burgundy velvet dress in the White House Red Room, who was the first First Lady to be featured in a Vogue cover story as part of her “Save America’s Treasures” campaign involving various historic sites in the Eastern U.S.?

STARDATE: JUNE 13, 2019 – (NON-REGULATION GAME)

  • Location: Sticks (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 96 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: 8
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, plus “guest” Evan
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing first for the night: Non-Regulation Game (N/A)
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  – n/n
  • Final question wagers: 0/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
According to the CIA World Factbook, the United States has over 13,000 airports, more than any other country, as of 2013. What Western hemisphere country is second, with over 4,000 airports, more than double the third-place country?
GAME 2
Name one of the three countries that are home to the region known as Thrace, based on its modern-day boundaries.

STARDATE: JUNE 17, 2019 – (WEEK 1 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 124 points
  • Prizes: $15
  • Number of teams: 8
  • Number of players: Four – Heather, Mike, Dave, Brad
  • Place finish for night: 1
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – y/n
  • Final question wagers: 20/18
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
The three bands whose highest charting songs on the Billboard Hot 100 are the 1984 single “Round and Round”, the 2007 single “Dashboard”, and 1979 single “I Don’t Like Mondays”, all have names that reference animals in what taxonomic order?
GAME 2
What NBA player, who played 14 seasons with four different teams, is the most recent player to earn the NBA Rookie of the Year Award who has also been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame?

STARDATE: JUNE 20, 2019 – (WEEK 1 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 97 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: 15
  • Number of players: Five – Heather, Mike, plus “guests” Evan, Rod and Kennedy
  • Place finish for night: 1
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – n/y
  • Final question wagers: 20/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
On Popular Mechanics 2016 list of the 20 most important battles of World War II, six took place in the Pacific theater, including the Battle of Midway and the Battle of Iwo Jima. Name one of the other four Pacific theater battles on this list.
GAME 2
On May 27, 2000, what comic strip was referenced in dozens of other strips by authors who were paying homage to the winner of the National Cartoonist Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award?

STARDATE: JUNE 24, 2019 – (WEEK 2 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Monday, Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 147 points
  • Prizes: $30
  • Number of teams: 6
  • Number of players: Five – Heather, Mike, Dave, Brad and Joel
  • Place finish for night: 1
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – n/y
  • Final question wagers: 0/17
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
A 1957 novel won its author the Nobel Prize for Literature, although he declined to accept at the behest of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Name EITHER the novel OR the author, whose son finally accepted the medal on his father’s behalf in 1988.
GAME 2
George Romero directed five sequels to his 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. Give the first word in the titles of three of those five sequels, all of which end in “of the Dead.”

STARDATE: JUNE 25, 2019 (WEEK 13 MY TRIVIA LIVE SPRING/SUMMER SEASON)

  • Location: McShane’s Pub (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 60 points
  • Prizes: $20
  • Number of teams: 11
  • Number of players: Two (Heather, Mike)
  • Place finish for night: Second
  • Team finishing first for the night: Team Pants
  • Final question correct -y
  • Final question wagers: 60 points
  • Final Question:
What Fritz Lang silent movie poster sold for $690,000 at a 2005 auction? The movie’s title was synonymous with “town,” per Merriam-Webster.

STARDATE: JUNE 26, 2019 – (WEEK 2 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: The Owl – Morning Til Night (Milan, MI)
  • Score: 110 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: 6
  • Number of players: Two – Heather, Mike
  • Place finish for night: 3
  • Team finishing first for the night: More Beer Less Pants
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – n/y
  • Final question wagers: 0/0
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Since 1824, four U.S. presidents have won at least 60% of the popular vote in a presidential election, and each occasion took place in the 20th century. Name one of those four presidents, each of whom defeated their closest opponent by at least 20%.
GAME 2
What short-lived 2011 TV series starring Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly, and Rachael Taylor was a reboot of a series that debuted more than 30 years prior?

STARDATE: JUNE 29, 2019 – (WEEK 2 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Oscar’s Sports Grill (Saline, MI)
  • Score: 81 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: ???
  • Number of players: Three – Evan, ???, ???
  • Place finish for night: ???
  • Team finishing first for the night: ???
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – n/y
  • Final question wagers: ?/?
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
A medal awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, considered among the most prestigious awards a surgeon can receive, is named in honor of what pioneer of antiseptic surgery?
GAME 2
Among the best-selling true crime novels of all-time are a 1966 book by Truman Capote and a 1974 book by Vincent Bugliosi. Give the titles of either of those books.

STARDATE: JULY 1, 2019 – (WEEK 3 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Monday Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 123 points
  • Prizes: $20
  • Number of teams: 6
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Brad
  • Place finish for night: 1
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – y/n
  • Final question wagers: 10/0
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
The five most populous cities in Australia are located in five different states. What is the only Australian state that does not contain one of those cities?
GAME 2
Since it was introduced in 2003, there have been three TV series that have been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Competition Program at least nine times without ever winning the award. Name one of those three series.

STARDATE: JULY 3, 2019 – (WEEK 3 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: The Owl – (Milan, MI)
  • Score: 100 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • Number of teams: 6
  • Number of players: Four – Heather, Mike, Brad plus “guest” Evan
  • Place finish for night: 1
  • Team finishing first for the night: More Beer Less Pants
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – n/y
  • Final question wagers: 20/0
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Four artists have spent at least 52 weeks in a decade at #1 as a lead or featured artist on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart. Name two of those four artists, two of whom did it in the 2000s and two who did in the 2010s.
GAME 2
Name the three golfers who combined to win 106 PGA Tour events in the decade of the 2000s.

STARDATE: JULY 8, 2019 – (WEEK 4 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Monday, Ypsilanti MI)
  • Score: 147 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: 6
  • Number of players: Four – Heather, Mike, Brad, Joel
  • Place finish for night: 3
  • Team finishing first for the night: Peas Above Stick
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – y/y
  • Final question wagers: 4/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
What comic book character, who was first introduced in 1962, and later had a comic book series of her own, has been the title character of multiple live-action TV series, as well as animated series partially titled Friends Forever and Secret Life?

 

GAME 2
The element with atomic number 99 was named for Albert Einstein and the element with atomic number 103 was named for Ernest Lawrence. The three elements between them were also named for scientists. Name one of those three scientists.

STARDATE: JULY 11, 2019 – (WEEK 4 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Ypsilanti MI)
  • Score: 96 points
  • Prizes: $15
  • Number of teams: 6
  • Number of players: Four – Heather, Mike, “guest” Evan and Brad (showed up toward end of game two)
  • Place finish for night: ???
  • Team finishing first for the night: ?
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – n/y
  • Final question wagers: 20/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
In the 20th century, there were 4 presidential elections in which both the Dem. and Rep. candidates counted the same state as their home state. Three times, those candidates were from NY. From which state were the candidates in the other election?
GAME 2
What solo artist released the first hip-hop album to ever be certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America, for sales of at least ten million units? The album was released in 1990 and spent 21 weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

STARDATE: JULY 15, 2019 – (WEEK 5 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Monday, Ypsilanti MI)
  • Score: 95 points
  • Prizes: $30
  • Number of teams: 4
  • Number of players: Four – Heather, Mike, Brad and Joel
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – n/y
  • Final question wagers: 17/0
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
What 20th century president is the most recent to run for re-election and finish third in total number of electoral votes?
GAME 2
Name one of the three most populous countries outside of Africa and Asia that has never hosted an Olympic Games.

 

STARDATE: JULY 17, 2019 – (WEEK 5 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: The Owl Morning Til Night
  • Score: 97 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: 6
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike plus “guest” Evan
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing first for the night: ??? (scores not posted at “press” time)
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – n/n
  • Final question wagers: 0/20
  • Final Questions:
The Audie Awards have awarded Audiobook of the Year since 2004, and since that time, five autobiographies or memoirs that were at least partially narrated by their authors have won. Name any one of those authors.
GAME 2
Of the twelve highest grossing movies of 2018 at the U.S. box office, six are not superhero movies. Name three of those six films.

STARDATE: JULY 22, 2019 – (WEEK 6 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Monday, Ypsilanti MI)
  • Score: 135 points
  • Prizes: $15
  • Number of teams: 6
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Brad and Joel
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – y/y
  • Final question wagers: 15/17
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Richard E. Cole, who passed away in 2019, was the last surviving veteran to have taken part in a military action on April 18, 1942 that is named for what general? Cole served as a co-pilot alongside this general, who was the leader of the mission.
GAME 2
Including live-action and voice roles, actor Hugo Weaving has performed five different characters in films that have grossed over $100 million at the U.S. box office. Name two of those five characters.

STARDATE: JULY 24, 2019 – (WEEK 6 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: The Owl Morning Til Night (Milan, MI)
  • Score: 90 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • Number of teams: 6
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, plus “guest” Evan
  • Place finish for night: third
  • Team finishing first for the night: Scoobaru
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – y/n
  • Final question wagers: 0/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Solidarity is the English name of a labor union that formed in what country in 1980. The country’s government attempted to destroy the union through martial law and suppression throughout the decade, but by 1990, its co-founder had been elected president.

 

GAME 2
What was the first U.S. state to join the Union that does NOT border the Atlantic Ocean?

STARDATE: JULY 29, 2019 – (WEEK 7 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Monday Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 84 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: 6
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Brad
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – n/n
  • Final question wagers: 0/20
  • Final Questions
GAME 1
In the decade of the 2000s (2000-2009), seven artists or groups had a single album spend at least eight weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Name two of those seven artists or groups.
GAME 2
According to the IBC, an international organization responsible for surveying and mapping the U.S.-Canada border, Alaska is the state with the longest border with Canada, at 1,538 miles. Name three of the four states that have the next-longest borders.

STARDATE: AUGUST 1, 2019 – (WEEK 7 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 140 points
  • Prizes: $15
  • Number of teams: 6
  • Number of players: Five – Heather, Mike, Brad (stayed part of game one), Dave plus “guest” Evan
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – y/n
  • Final question wagers: 20/0
  • Final Questions
GAME 1
Four elements on the periodic table have chemical symbols that, when placed in a certain order, spell the name of the Western U.S. state nicknamed “The Treasure State”. Of those four elements, which one has the smallest atomic number?
GAME 2
Tiger Woods is the only active player younger than 50 years old to have achieved the career grand slam in men’s golf, but three others under 50 have won three of the four events. Name two of those three golfers.

STARDATE: AUGUST 5, 2019 – (WEEK 8 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Monday, Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 114 points
  • Prizes: $15
  • Number of teams: 6
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Brad
  • Place finish for night:
  • Team finishing first for the night: Stop the Bus?
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  – y/n
  • Final question wagers: 20/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
What notable 20th century novel opens with the line, “It was a pleasure to burn.” and closes with the line, “When we reach the city”?
GAME 2
In his final episode as a regular on Spin City in 2000, Michael J. Fox’s character moves to Washington to become a lobbyist and mentions that he met a conservative junior senator from Ohio. What is the name of that senator?

STARDATE: AUGUST 12, 2019 – (WEEK 9 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Monday, Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 114 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • Number of teams: 11
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Brad
  • Place finish for night:
  • Team finishing first for the night: Peas Above Stick
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  –n/n
  • Final question wagers: 20/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Name three of the five most recent NFL running backs to have rushed for at least 2,000 yards in a single regular season.
GAME 2
In April 2004, the American Film Institute released their list of the top 100 movie songs of all time. Name one of the three songs on the list that are from a movie released in the 2000s; one in 2001, and the others in 2002.

STARDATE: AUGUST 14, 2019 – (WEEK 9 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: The Owl (Milan, MI)
  • Score: 152 points
  • Prizes: $30
  • Number of teams: 7
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Evan
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  –y/y
  • Final question wagers: 17/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Four of the 15 United States federal executive departments, often referred to as Cabinet departments, were created in the 1960s or 1970s. Name two of those four departments.
GAME 2
The 1935 film Dangerous and the 1938 film Jezebel featured Academy Award-winning performances by what actress, who was the first person to receive ten Academy Award nominations for acting, six years before Katharine Hepburn?

STARDATE: AUGUST 19, 2019 – (WEEK 10 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Monday, Ypsilanti MI)
  • Score: 132 points
  • Prizes: $15
  • Number of teams: 7
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Brad
  • Place finish for night: second
  • Team finishing first for the night: We Kind of Forgot About Ghost
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  –y/n
  • Final question wagers: 18/10
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
In the 20th century, what Republican lost as a vice presidential candidate and two decades later lost as a presidential candidate, never winning either office?

 

GAME 2
What city hosts what has been called the second-largest Mardi Gras festival in the U.S. each year in its Soulard neighborhood? The city was originally founded by French fur traders in 1764.

STARDATE: AUGUST 22, 2019 – (WEEK 10 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Ypsilanti MI)
  • Score: 108 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: 8
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Evan
  • Place finish for night: third
  • Team finishing first for the night: Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Steel Beams
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  –n/y
  • Final question wagers: 20/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Name every Canadian province that has a border on at least one of the Great Lakes.
GAME 2
What was the best-selling car in 2018 in the United States that was produced by an American company?

STARDATE: AUGUST 26, 2019 – (WEEK 11 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Monday, Ypsilanti MI)
  • Score: 82 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • Number of teams: 8
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Brad
  • Place finish for night: fourth
  • Team finishing first for the night: Peas Above Stick
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  –n/n
  • Final question wagers: 6/10
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Since the release of version 1.5 in 2010, Google has code named their Android mobile operating system versions after sweet foods, including Cupcake, Gingerbread, and KitKat. Give the code names of three of the five version releases

 

GAME 2
LeAnn Rimes has been the lead artist on five songs that have reached the top 25 of the Billboard Hot 100, and just missed with “Blue”, which peaked at #26. Name two of those five songs.

STARDATE: AUGUST 29, 2019 – (WEEK 11 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 126 points
  • Prizes: $20
  • Number of teams: 8
  • Number of players: Four – Heather, Mike, Brad, Evan
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  –n/y
  • Final question wagers: 0/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Six shows were nominated for the 2019 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Competition Program, one of which was nominated in this category for the very first time. Name that show, which has aired three seasons on Netflix since 2018.
GAME 2
Fred M. Vinson, who passed away in 1953, is the most recent individual to have held what position in government for fewer than ten years? Each person who has held this position since has spent more than ten years in the office.

STARDATE: SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 – (WEEK 12 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 139 points
  • Prizes: $25
  • Number of teams: 8
  • Number of players: Five – Heather, Mike, Dave, Joel and Evan
  • Place finish for night: second
  • Team finishing first for the night: One is the Loneliest Number
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  –y/y
  • Final question wagers: 20/3
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Six people who appeared in a credited role in the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises have also won an Academy Award for acting, as of 2019. Name three of those six performers.
GAME 2
Since the 2000 NFL season, three players who have won the Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award have later won the regular season Associated Press NFL MVP Award. Name any one of those three players.

STARDATE: SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 – (WEEK 13 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Monday, Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 121 points
  • Prizes: $20
  • Number of teams: 8
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Brad
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing first for the night: Tie – Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods, Peas Above Stick
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  –n/y
  • Final question wagers: 16/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
In the early 18th century, the Hapsburg Dynasty and the Bourbon Dynasty fought a thirteen-year war for the throne of what country?
GAME 2
The 1973 film Papillon was remade in 2017, with both films featuring characters named Henri and Louis. Name any two of the four actors who played the roles of Henri or Louis in these films.

STARDATE: SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 – (WEEK 13 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 123 points
  • Prizes: $25
  • Number of teams: 14
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Evan
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing first for the night: One Is the Loneliest Number
  • Final questions correct (n/n)  –y/n
  • Final question wagers: 20/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
What element that was discovered by William Ramsay and Morris Travers in 1898 shares its name with a fictional location first introduced forty years later?
GAME 2
In 2011, Rolling Stone conducted a reader poll to select the top ten bass players of all-time. Victor Wooten, Cliff Burton, Jaco Pastorius, and Les Claypool all made the list. Name two of the other six musicians in the top ten.

STARDATE: SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 – (WEEK 14 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Monday – Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 136 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Teams: 10
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Brad
  • Place finish for night: ??? (scores not updated as of this posting)
  • Team finishing first for the night: ???
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –y/n
  • Final question wagers: 20/0
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Who was awarded the 1948 Nobel Prize in Literature, for “his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry,” which includes The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, “The Hollow Men,” and Four Quartets?

 

GAME 2
The most recent time that the host venue of the Final Four of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament was also serving as the home of an NBA team at the time was in 1996 at what was then named Continental Airlines Arena, home of which NBA team?

STARDATE: SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 – (WEEK 14 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: The Owl – Morning Til NIght (Milan, MI)
  • Score: 89 points
  • Prizes: $20
  • Teams: 7
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Evan
  • Place finish for night: First
  • Team finishing first for the night: Tie – More Beer Less Pants, Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –y/n
  • Final question wagers: 12/11
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
There are 34 colleges and universities that were attended by the 32 players who started at quarterback in week one of the 2019 NFL season. Name two of the six schools that more than one of those quarterbacks attended during their college careers.
GAME 2
Of the 53 U.S. National Parks located outside of Alaska, the four largest, by area, are Death Valley, Yellowstone, Everglades, and Grand Canyon. The next four largest are all located in four different states. Name two of those four National Parks.
GAME 1
In addition to the cabinet-level positions of CIA Director and EPA Administrator, seven different U.S. Cabinet departments have had two Senate-confirmed Secretaries under D. Trump, including the State, Defense, and Justice depts. Name 1 of the other 4.
GAME 2
The highest-grossing country music tour of all time is the World Tour, which lasted from 2014-17 and featured Garth Brooks co-headlining with what other solo artist?

STARDATE: SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 – (WEEK 15 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: The Owl – Morning Til NIght (Milan, MI)
  • Score: 119 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Teams: 7
  • Number of players: Four – Heather, Mike, Evan plus “guest” Abbey
  • Place finish for night: Second
  • Team finishing first for the night: More Beer Less Pants
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –n/y
  • Final question wagers: 20/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Which main nucleobase was first discovered in the 1840s in the excrement of sea birds?
GAME 2
The longest period of time that a state has been served by the same two U.S. senators is a little more than 36 years, from November 1966-January 2003. Which southeastern U.S. state had the same two senators for that entire period of time?

 

STARDATE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 – (WEEK 16 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Monday, Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 124 points
  • Prizes: $15
  • Teams: 7
  • Number of players: Four – Heather, Mike, Brad plus “guest” Scott C.
  • Place finish for night: First
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –n/y
  • Final question wagers: 6/8
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Which U.S. state is not home to any of the 61 U.S. National Parks, but is located within close vicinity of the two newest National Parks? These parks were established within the last 2 years and are both located a short distance from this state’s border.
GAME 2
Developed in the 1950s, what style of cooking may have been influenced by teppanyaki grills of Japanese origin and stir-fry of Taiwanese origin, although it is commonly associated with a different geographic location?

STARDATE: OCTOBER 2, 2019 – (WEEK 16 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: The Owl – Morning Til Night (Milan, MI)
  • Score: 91 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • Teams: 7
  • Number of players: Two – Heather and Mike
  • Place finish for night: second
  • Team finishing first for the night: More Beer Less Pants
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –n/n
  • Final question wagers: 20/0
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
The tallest completed statue in the United States that is located west of the Mississippi River is Our Lady of the Rockies, an 88.6-foot-tall statue of Mary that is located in which U.S. state?
GAME 2
There are three solo men who have won at least ten MTV Video Music Awards, none of whom is Michael Jackson. Name one of those three men.

STARDATE: OCTOBER 7, 2019 – (WEEK 17 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Monday, Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 159 points
  • Prizes: $30
  • Teams: 7
  • Number of players: Four – Heather, Mike, Brad plus “guest” Scott C.
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –y/y
  • Final question wagers: 18/17
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
A spin-off of the series Pawn Stars, the second and third seasons of Preacher, and the first season of True Detective all take place in which U.S. state?
GAME 2
The Lorraine Motel, which operated from 1925-1988, currently serves as a museum and was the location of a historical event most notably involving what famous American?

STARDATE: OCTOBER 8, 2019 (WEEK 13 MY TRIVIA LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: McShane’s Pub (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 57 points
  • Prizes: $30
  • Number of teams: 8
  • Number of players: Two (Heather, Mike)
  • Place finish for night: first (114 points after final question wager)
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final question correct -y
  • Final question wagers: 57 points
  • Final Question:

 

The first mass-produced ambulance was made by the John Cunningham Son & Company in Rochester, New York in 1909. It used what bronze age instrument instead of a siren?

STARDATE: OCTOBER 9, 2019 – (WEEK 17 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 76 points (only played game one)
  • Prizes: $0
  • Teams: ???
  • Number of players: Three- Heather, Mike, Brad
  • Place finish for night: Ninth
  • Team finishing first for the night: Ennui
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –y/n
  • Final question wagers: 20 (game one only)
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
A mouse named Floyd, a mailman named Herman, a pig named Orson, and a rooster named Roy are some of the main characters from segments on an animated TV series that originally aired from 1988-1994 and featured what title character?
GAME 2
There are five MLB franchises whose most recent World Series win was in the 1980s. Name two of those five teams.

STARDATE: OCTOBER 10, 2019 – (WEEK 17 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Original Gravity Brewing Co. (Milan, MI)
  • Score: 91 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Teams: 10
  • Number of players: Three- Heather, Mike, Dave
  • Place finish for night: Third
  • Team finishing first for the night: Mind The Gap
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –n/n
  • Final question wagers: 0/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Since the 1990 season, five players who were NOT born in Canada, Russia, or the Soviet Union have won the Hart Memorial Trophy, the NHL regular season MVP award. Name two of those five players.
GAME 2
Although Green Day has had 23 songs hit the top ten of the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, only two have reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Name those two songs, which were both released since 2000.

STARDATE: OCTOBER 14, 2019 – (WEEK 17 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Monday, Ypsilanti MI)
  • Score: 83 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • Teams: 7
  • Number of players: Four- Heather, Mike, Brad plus “guest” Scott C.
  • Place finish for night: Third
  • Team finishing first for the night: Peas Above Stick
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –n/y
  • Final question wagers: 20/0
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas have been credited together in six different theatrically released films, all released between 1995-2011. Name two of those six films.
GAME 2
Since 2010, four American men have each won more than one title at a major golf championship. Name two of those four golfers.

STARDATE: OCTOBER 16, 2019 (WEEK 14 MY TRIVIA LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Tower Inn (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 68 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • Number of teams: 5
  • Number of players: Five – Heather, Mike, Brad, Evan and “guest” Abbey
  • Place finish for night: ???
  • Team finishing first for the night: OITLN
  • Final question correct -n
  • Final question wagers: 68 points
  • Final Question:

 

Including  “acts” such as The Who and Simon  and Garfunkel, the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame class of 1990 included two inductees with what common number in their name?

STARDATE: OCTOBER 17, 2019 – (WEEK 17 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Thursday, Ypsilanti MI)
  • Score: 109 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Teams: 10
  • Number of players: Two – Heather, Mike
  • Place finish for night: Second
  • Team finishing first for the night: Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Steel Beams
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –y/n
  • Final question wagers: 20/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Dr. Seuss released eleven children’s books during his lifetime that have three-word titles, including Dr. Seuss’s ABC, Hunches in Bunches, The Cat’s Quizzer, Gerald McBoing Boing, and Scrambled Eggs Super! Name two of the other six.
GAME 2
Vanessa Bayer, Rachel Dratch, Molly Shannon, and Kristen Wiig were all credited as repertory and/or featured cast members on Saturday Night Live in parts or all of seven different seasons. Name two of the five women who have been credited in more than 7.

STARDATE: OCTOBER 21, 2019 – (WEEK 18 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Monday, Ypsilanti MI)
  • Score: 135 points
  • Prizes: $25
  • Teams: 4
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Brad
  • Place finish for night: Second
  • Team finishing first for the night: Peas Above Stick
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –y/n
  • Final question wagers: 20/0
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
The largest veins in the human body by diameter are each known by what two-word Latin name meaning “hollow vein”?
GAME 2
The top ten of VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Songs of the 2000s includes four songs that feature Jay-Z, Jamie Foxx, Timbaland, and Alicia Keys, respectively. Name two of those four songs.

STARDATE: OCTOBER 23, 2019 (WEEK 15 MY TRIVIA LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Tower Inn (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 63 points
  • Prizes: $20
  • Number of teams: 5
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Brad
  • Place finish for night: second
  • Team finishing first for the night: Keep Bad News To Yourself
  • Final question correct -n
  • Final question wagers: 11 points
  • Final Question:

VH-1’s list of 100 Most Shocking Moments in Rock ‘n Roll, most recently updated in 2009, includes one artist who appears on the list three times – including the number one spot. Name that artist.

STARDATE: OCTOBER 24, 2019 – (WEEK 18 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Sticks (Monday, Ypsilanti MI)
  • Score: 135 points
  • Prizes: $25
  • Teams: 4
  • Number of players: One – Heather
  • Place finish for night: Second
  • Team finishing first for the night: This Is Sparta
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –y/n
  • Final question wagers: 20/20
  • Final Questions:

 

GAME 1
In the 1988 film The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad, Frank Drebin shoots antagonist Vincent Ludwig with a dart at the end of the movie. After falling from a baseball stadium, name one of the three things that “kills” Ludwig after the fall.
GAME 2
There are 11 reactive nonmetals on the periodic table, and they are located in five different groups. Name one of the two reactive nonmetals with the lowest atomic numbers, both of which are also the only reactive nonmetals in their respective groups.

STARDATE: OCTOBER 30, 2019 (WEEK 16 MY TRIVIA LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Tower Inn (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 60 points
  • Prizes: $20
  • Number of teams: 5
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Brad
  • Place finish for night: second
  • Team finishing first for the night: We Took Ours Off
  • Final question correct -n
  • Final question wagers: 6 points
  • Final Question:

What is the name of the fictitious toy that serial killer Charles Ray inhabits in the 1988 movie Child’s Play?

STARDATE: NOVEMBER 2, 2019 – (WEEK 20 SPORCLE LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Oscar’s (Saline, MI)
  • Score: 156 points
  • Prizes: $15
  • Teams: 8
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Evan
  • Place finish for night: First
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalpods
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –y/y
  • Final question wagers: 20/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
In 2018, what company, which was the oldest continuously operating candy company in the U.S., was ultimately sold to Spangler Candy Company for 17.3 million dollars?
GAME 2
There are three men referenced by their full or last names in the 1971 song “American Pie” by Don McLean. Name two of those three men.

STARDATE: NOVEMBER 6, 2019 (WEEK 17 MY TRIVIA LIVE SUMMER/FALL SEASON)

  • Location: Tower Inn (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 65 points
  • Prizes: $30
  • Number of teams: 4
  • Number of players: five – Heather, Mike, Brad, Evan plus “guest” Abbey
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final question correct -y
  • Final question wagers: 40 points
  • Final Question:

What one -time Fox special airing in 2000 featured Darva Conger among other contestants whom were all vying for a chance to marry a man named Rick Rockwell sight unseen?

STARDATE: NOVEMBER 13, 2019 – (OFFSEASON SPORCLE LIVE )

  • Location: The Owl Morning Til Night (Milan, MI)
  • Score: 108 points
  • Prizes: $15
  • Teams: 8
  • Number of players: Two- Heather, Mike
  • Place finish for night: ???
  • Team finishing first for the night: ???
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –n/y
  • Final question wagers: 20/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
There are four pairs of U.S. state capital cities west of the Mississippi River that are less than 150 miles apart from each other. Name two of those four pairs, none of which include a city in one of the other pairs.
GAME 2
Of the performers in the 1998 film The Big Lebowski, three have won an acting Academy Award for their roles in other films. Name one of those three films.

STARDATE: NOVEMBER 20, 2019 (WEEK 1 MY TRIVIA LIVE FALL/WINTER SEASON)

  • Location: Tower Inn (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 67 points
  • Prizes: $30
  • Number of teams: 5
  • Number of players: Four – Heather, Mike, Brad, Evan
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final question correct -y
  • Final question wagers: 52 points
  • Final Question:

The Islas Canarias, or the Canary Islands, a group of Spanish islands, have been speculated to have been named for what animal?

 

STARDATE: NOVEMBER 24, 2019 – (OFFSEASON SPORCLE LIVE )

  • Location: Oscar’s Sports and Grill (Saline, MI)
  • Score: 92 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Teams: 12
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike Evan
  • Place finish for night: third
  • Team finishing first for the night: One is the Loneliest Number
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –n/y
  • Final question wagers: 20/6
  • Final Questions:
Game 1
Five songs that have the word “girl” or “girls” in their titles reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 1980s, higher than “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “Uptown Girl.” Name the credited artist or band for two of those five songs.
Game 2
What is the current name of the NBA franchise to have most recently won an NBA championship while they were not based in their current location?

STARDATE: NOVEMBER 27, 2019 – (OFFSEASON SPORCLE LIVE )

  • Location: Corner Brewery (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 121 points
  • Prizes: $30
  • Teams: 10
  • Number of players: Five – Heather, Mike, Brad, Evan plus “guest” Phil
  • Place finish for night: second
  • Team finishing first for the night: Don’t Forget to Strip Your Bartender
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –n/y
  • Final question wagers: 20/20
  • Final Questions:
Game 1
As of 2016, the United States accounted for 41% of all global turkey meat consumption. What non-European country was second with 8.1%, ranking ahead of Germany, France, Italy, and Russia?
Game 2
At the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, what character will be dressed as an astronaut in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing?

STARDATE: DECEMBER 2, 2019 – (OFFSEASON SPORCLE LIVE )

  • Location: Sticks (Monday, Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 91 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • Teams: 6
  • Number of players: Two –  Heather, Mike
  • Place finish for night: second
  • Team finishing first for the night: Stop The Bus
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –y/n
  • Final question wagers: 20/20
  • Final Questions:
Game 1
Put the following board games in order according to their highest estimated playing time according to Board Game Geek, beginning with the shortest amount of time.
Battleship, Clue, Monopoly, Scrabble
Game 2
Since 2010, Cameron Diaz, Johnny Knoxville, Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, and David Tennant have each starred in different films with two-word titles or subtitles beginning with the word “Bad”. Name 3 of the 5 words that complete the titles of those films.

STARDATE: DECEMBER 4, 2019 (WEEK 3 MY TRIVIA LIVE FALL/WINTER SEASON)

  • Location: Tower Inn (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 64 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • Number of teams: 5
  • Number of players: Two – Heather, Mike
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing first for the night: ???
  • Final question correct -n
  • Final question wagers: ??? (two points?)
  • Final Question:

What character has voice actor Frank Welker provided the voice for since 1969? It is a franchise that has spawned an animated series, feature films and several direct to video releases.

 

STARDATE: DECEMBER 11, 2019 (WEEK 4 MY TRIVIA LIVE FALL/WINTER SEASON)

  • Location: Tower Inn (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 66 points
  • Prizes: $20
  • Number of teams: 5
  • Number of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Brad
  • Place finish for night: second
  • Team finishing first for the night: ???
  • Final question correct -n
  • Final question wagers:  0
  • Final Question:

What two celebrity-paneled game shows were merged together and aired 60 minute shows for nine months in 1983?

 

  • Ongoing Sporcle Live points tally: (Summer/Fall/Postseason) -4,358 (40 games, average 108 points per night)
  • Ongoing Sporcle Live 2019 points tally: 5,990 points (average 87 points per night)
  • Ongoing MTL yearly points tally: 470 (season one), 485 (season 2). Fall/Winter scores 67,64, 66
  • Ongoing Sporcle Live/MTL yearly prizes tally: $1,180 (average $13.56 per night Sporcle Live and MTL games combined)
  • Season Tally (Summer/Fall) – Total Sporcle Live trivia spots played:  5 Sticks (26X), The Owl Morning Til Night – (8X),  Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery (1X), Original Gravity Brewing Co.,  (2X), Tower Inn (7X), Oscar’s (1X).
  • Yearly Tally – Number trivia spots played: Twelve –  Original Gravity (9X), Sticks (39X), Tower Inn (8X), Corner Brewery (4X), Oscar’s (4X), Powell’s (4X), Haymaker (1X), McShane’s Pub (5X), Johnny’s Grill (1X), The Owl – Morning til Night (11X), BJ’s, (1X).
  • Total number trivia games played (yearly) – 70 (Sporcle Live), 16 (My Trivia Live), 87 total games

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