Editor’s note: I had ONE last chance to edit this Friday morning before my dental appointment, but the edits will only show up in blog versions of this recap, not on the Facebook page. Also, answers in the comments.
It was “Just the Three of Us” Thursday at Original Gravity for its Sporcle Live trivia night, with me, Mike and Dave meeting up for trivia battle. We had a pretty rough go of it in game one, but did a bit better in game two, winding up in first going into the final which we flunked!
1. Olympians – What American athlete won 28 gold medals – more than any other athlete? 3
2. Presidents Gamal Abdel Nasser was president of what country from 1956 1970? Clue about Suez Canal also given, which pretty much gave away answer…I knew this one because of having read the 1976 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records (which was one of the first books I devoured when I learned to read). Nasser’s funeral, at the time, was the most attended funeral of all time. 10
3. Lead Singers – Who was the lead singer of the group DNCE who had a high charting hit with Cake By The Ocean? We needed our “millennial” for this one, miss for 1.
4. Theme Songs audio clue – mashup of theme song to Fresh Prince of Bel-Air with theme song inspired by another TV show theme song. Miss for 4.
5. References What U.S. government agency prints the World Fact Book? Miss for 2.
6. Musicals – What 2007 Tony nominated musical featured characters named Kira and Sunny, whom spend good deal of the production on roller skates? Picked another musical that featured characters on roller skates (yes there was more than one).
We put Starlight Express, which was an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical as our guess. Go FIGURE that there is more than one musical involving a bunch of roller skaters!
7. Movie Taglines – “The first casualty of war” is innocence is the tagline to what 1986 film?
8. Islands – Name 1 of the 5 largest Greek islands – two for a bonus point. Got one but not both for 8.
9. Fast Food – What was the name of Wendy’s super size meal until 2006? Clearly not enough “gluttons” were in our mix of players (I have never supersized anything, though I do like supersized bottles of vodka, LOL), miss for 6.
10. Board Games – What are the two colors of Battleship pegs for hits and misses? 7
Name four spin-offs of Law and Order
We managed to get ONE! Grrr…doctor cop lawyer questions! I’ve STILL been remembering Mariska Hartigay’s and Olivia Benson’s names all this time since flunking that final at Powell’s about a year ago (shakes fist).
Final Category – World Cities
Espoo, Tampere and Vantaa are the second, third and fourth most populous cities in what European country?
We had right idea and wandered to the right geographical area of the world, but nope.
- Magazines – Since 1927, what magazine has named a “person of the year” every year? 10
- Movie Quotes – What word completes the quote of a 2004 film uttered by the title character – “I have many leather bound books and my apartment smells of rich (blank)? 9
- 3. Plants – Complete the lyrics of Scarborough Fair – (blank) Sage, Rosemary and Thyme?” This was not even remotely close to the question that was asked. But it was the Facebook clue! 8
- Nicknames – What U.S. state was nicknamed the Old Line State? I knew this answer right away, but had to “prove” it to Dave and Mike, so I proceeded to jot down a list of the Original 13 colonies (something I’ve had to do a lot lately) and started crossing off wrong ones – “Nope, nope, nope…” We got this for 3. Should’ve let me wager, guys!
- Animals – What land mammal has the longest gestation period at 18 months? My humorous quote about this animal? “I picked the wrong year and a half to quit drinking.” This is total Trivial Pursuit stuff right here, got this for 7.
- Retired Numbers – What MLB first baseman – who played for the Yankees from 1923 to 1939 – was the first player to have his number retired? Believe it or not, I suggested the right dude RIGHT OFF THE BAT. See what I did there? But we went with Dave’s guess, miss for 2.
- Prices – As of Jan. 27, 2019, what is the cost of a “Forever” stamp from the U.S. Postal Service? Miss for 1.
- Parks – What is the name of the park on the Yogi Bear Show where Yogi and Boo-Boo try to steal picnic baskets? Yay we’re old enough to remember Hanna-Barbera cartoons (had Brad been there he would have had a triviagasm talking about all of the other HB cartoons he used to watch as a kid), got this for 6.
- Teachers – What was the name of Helen Keller’s teacher? 5
- Hit Songs – Name one of two of the highest charting songs for either Tom Petty as a solo artist or Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers? Both for a bonus point. Got one but not both for 4, nobody got the bonus.
Final Category – Cover Songs
What song was originally recorded by The Eleventh Hour in 1974 and launched two number one cover versions – one from an album called Nightbirds in 1975 – and the other in 2001 as the lead single from an Academy Award-winning film?
That’s all, folks! I have a dentist appointment in the morning and need to get to bed! Actually, I’m lying…I’m not going to bed right this minute! But I want to NOT BE WRITING! One random rant…WHY DO THEY NOT MAKE CAMPBELL’S CREAM OF ASPARAGUS SOUP ANYMORE? Need to research that…I was looking for it earlier when my husband and I were shopping for “Robocop” foods at the grocery store earlier. If you’re a Robocop fan, you know he ate baby food. SO SAD! LOVED cream of asparagus soup! Ah, Kroger was apparently just out of it (they still make it).