(STOLEN RECAP) – May 18, 2016 – Johnny’s Grill (MBLP)

Recap of game from May, 2016 at Johnny’s Grill as reported by More Beer Less Pants. My attempts to answer these will be in boldface type.

May 18, 2016

The Core Four from MBLP (plus two visiting spectators) visited Johnny’s Grill last night to play some trivia with Sporcle Live Host Elyse. The sun finally started to break through the clouds at sunset, giving us a glimpse of what the summer view should be like at this venue on the shores of Belleville Lake. The questions varied from mostly cupcake with a couple of “who the F knows that?” questions thrown in for good measure.

Game 1-
1)TV Neighbors – Steve and Marcy Rhodes where the neighbors on what sitcom that debuted in 1987?

Married with Children. 

2)State Capitals – What is the only state capital whose name ends in three vowels?


3)Actresses – What actress first gained fame in teen films such as “10 Things I Hate About You” and “Save the Last Dance”.

Julia Stiles.

4)Boats – What country had an online poll to name a new research vessel, with “Boaty McBoatface” leading the online poll. What was that country?

Canada? No idea.

5)Advertising – What 2-word alliterative term is given to the sometimes controversial advertising practice, where goods appear as part of a film or television show?

Product Placement.

6)Literary Titles – What 1850 work by Nathaniel Hawthorne is subtitled “A Romance”?

The Scarlet Letter? 

7)NBA Logos – Which 2 NBA teams had mountain ranges on their uniform logos in the 1980s & 90’s?
– Nope. NBA is the weakest of our sports areas, and jersey logos from 25 years ago falls even further down the list.


8)Opera – Who composed the opera “The Magic Flute” in 1791?
Bonus – In what European capital city did it premiere?

Mozart, I would guess Vienna for the Euro capital. 

9)Human Body – What white, outermost layer of teeth is the hardest substance in the human body?


10)Beverages – What brand of soda has produced flavors such as Pineapple Upside Down, Crushed Melon and MF Grape?

I’ve never worked in a party store…so dunno!

Mystery – Musicians Mentioning Musicians
This was subbed out from the original “this day in history” mystery round that was supposed to be played. Evidently Elyse does not like those questions. This one was a repeat from a while back. Unfortunately, we still got the same one wrong as last time.

WHY WOULD IT MATTER whether the host “likes” a mystery round category or not? I call shenanigans!

Name the musician/band singing the lyric listed that mentions another singer/band.
a)We hope Neil Young will remember, a Southern man don’t need him around anyhow.

Lynyrd Skynyrd.
b)W.C. Handy, won’t you look down over me. Yeah, I got a first class ticket, but I’m as blue as a boy can be.

Whomever the hell that guy is whose name escapes me…
c)That’s when the taxi man turned on the radio and a Jay-Z song was on.

I’m too white.
d)Dio has rocked for a long, long time, now it’s time for him to pass the torch.

No idea.

Missed C…. again.

Heading into the final, we were in 4th with 62 points. Slick Rock was tied for 1st at 65 with another team I didn’t write down.

Final – Colleges
There are seven liberal arts colleges in the Northeastern U.S. that are collectively known as the Seven Sisters. Which college in Poughkeepsie, New York was the first of the Seven Sisters to go co-ed in 1969 and allow male students to enroll?

I can’t name any of these colleges except Vassar and Radcliffe. So I’m going to guess Radcliffe. Honestly I have no idea.

We were surprised that we could even name 6 of the 7 “sisters”. Unfortunately for us, that 7th one was the answer… oops.

I don’t think anyone got it right. The teams at the top tied with 60, resulting in a tie-breaker question. It was not read out loud, so I wasn’t able to write it down.

On to game 2
1)Commercials – “Taste Not Waist” was a 90’s slogan by what health conscious company, at the time owned by HJ Heinz?
– The correct answer was mentioned, but we went with a food product instead.

Snackwells? No clue. 

2)Flowers – Also known as “Clove Pink”, what flower has a name derived from the latin word meaning “Meat”?


3)Movie Songs – Audio – Theme song from the 1982 edition of the long running film series starring Sylvester Stallone as a boxer. Name the film. I’m guessing Rocky III. Though it would be helpful if I could hear the song!

4)Basketball – On a regulation basketball court, how many feet is the free throw line away from the backboard?
– Dammit! Another basketball question. Got it right, but for low points.

No idea. 

5)Presidents – Name 1 of 2 US presidents born in 1913. Ford and Nixon…it’s not Carter (born in 1926), it’s not LBJ (born in 1908), and it’s not HW, he was born the same year as Carter. So I THINK I’m right! I flubbed a presidential birth year question a few months ago…
Bonus – Name the other.
– Sixth Man nailed this one!

6)Album Titles – What German word, meaning “attention/danger”, is used in the title of a U2 album from 1991?
– Well, it isn’t Gesundheit Baby…


7)Facebook – In celebration of their 1 Billionth user, in October 2012 Facebook released a commercial comparing itself to what piece of furniture?
– Facebook clue.

Without the Facebook clue I wouldn’t have a clue. 

8)Fashion – What are the last names of fashion designers Domenico and Stefano, who founded their fashion house in 1985? God I dunno…Lagerfeld? 

9)TV Doctors – What was the name of the doctor portrayed by George Clooney on ER?
– When the clue was read at the beginning of the game, Ging says “Clooney!”, to which I responded with the character name. 45 minutes later, I was correct.

Doctor cop lawyer stuff (shakes fist)! 

10)Languages – What is the official language of Egypt? Arabic?

Visual – http://www.sporcle.com/blog/visual/letter517/ (URL no longer functional)

That was probably the most cupcake visual round in the history of Sporcle Live visuals.

Going into the final, we were in 1st with 62 points. I’m not sure how the other teams ranked as some decided to change their names mid-game. 2nd place had 60.

Final – Grammy Awards
Until Taylor Swift won Album of the Year at the 2010 Grammy Awards, what solo artist held the record for 14 years prior as the youngest to have won Album of the Year, doing so at age 21?

I would not know this, but I DID just look it up (hey, I might not have a head for this Grammy nonsense, but sometimes trivia nuggets will take up residence in my brain!) I didn’t know she was that young. Quite a four-pack-a-day sounding voice for someone so young, IMHO. 

Got it. We may have been the only team to get it right.

With that win, we took the overall points for the night. Slick Rock came in second, dropping Cool People and Jeff down to 3rd. That allowed us to jump up an additional 6 points on CP&J for the overall venue standings. Now we are only 3 points behind them, after missing the first week of the season and spotting them 15 points.

Tonight, I will be subbing on my wife’s My Trivia Live team, Generation Double X, at The Wurst Bar in Ypsi. So look for another recap tomorrow.

Editor’s note: I normally played with this recap writer’s wife in this game, but had to work on this particular night (overnight shift at work).  His wife would NOT have played a solo game! 

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