For only the fourth time this season, we paid a visit to Sticks for its Thursday trivia night (though we’ve played every one of the Monday trivia nights). It’s not always easy getting out to a 9 p.m. show when there are folks on your team who need to be in dawn’s ass crack the next day!
Mike and Evan held down the fort for most of game one (special thanks to Evan for writing down the questions…which were apparently pretty wordy) while they waited for me to be done with a “Face the Music” game with Kim (for inquiring minds we won second place/$20 at that game in Livonia and a recap of that game will be posted after this one). Who knew so few Canadian provinces border Canada? Apparently not us… Managed to get second in game two only because our betting was a bit too conservative (oh well only a difference of $5 in prize money between first and second place).
And the questions…
1. Openings – What song, originally recorded by Dionne Warwick and later by Aretha Franklin, opens with the line, “The moment I wake up, before I put on my makeup?” Miss for 1 (Murphy’s Law of trivia absent players will always be needed), I hear a joke was made about needing me for this answer and me being at, fittingly enough, a music trivia game elsewhere when they had a music trivia question LOL).
2. Non-Profits – Tree City U.S.A., founded in 1872, was a program that promotes urban forestry and is named after what holiday? 10
3. Food – Huevos Benedicto is a variation of eggs benedict that substitutes avocado or chorizo for the ham and is covered with Hollandaise and what other sauce? Miss for 5.
4. Acting Résumés – What actor’s highest grossing live action roles are as Peter Venkman, Jeff Slater and John Bosley? 9
5. NYPD – From 1971 to 2016, the NYPD operated a bureau abbreviated OCCB that was dedicated to the investigation of what type of activity – as referenced by the first two letters of the abbreviation?
6. Dr. Seuss – In what 1971 Dr. Seuss book that was adapted into a 2012 movie does the title character “speak for the trees?” 8
7. Hosts – Steve Allen and Jack Paar were the first two regular hosts of which TV show? 3
8. Vehicles – What non-motorized vehicle company founded in 1895 currently sells models named the Volare 3000, Sidewinder, and Tango Tandem? Facebook clue, 7.
9. World Series – Which MLB team has won the most World Series championships since 2000? For a bonus point, whcih team lost their first seven appearances in the World Series? Miss and miss for 4 (this is when I arrived but I would not have helped with this one).
10. Travel – According to its web site, the Bridges of Madison county, the State Fair and Field of Dreams are the “must visit” places of what U.S. state? 6
Mystery – Disney Songs
Our questions were all audio clips, so for my blog readers, I will include images from each of these movies with release years… (note I am not including any of the “title” movie characters in these pics):
Got #1 and #2 correct, missed the others…
Scores – Nine teams, scores 40 to 59 with One is the Loneliest Number in first. We were in seventh with 50.
Final Category – North America
Name every Canadian province that has a border on at least one of the Great Lakes.
And with that miss, we were fitted with cement shoes by people the NYPD were investigating in question number 5 and dumped into Lake Superior (sinker)!
Final standings: OITLN, ??? (scores not read on the mic), Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Steel Beams, ???.
1. Musicians – What singer had 14 #1 hits on the Billboard charts with Disturbia, Only Girl (In the World) and Rude Boy? “Murphy’s Law” nearly kicked in again here, with Mike and I making our best “duh” faces while Evan was using the loo (thankfully he came back in time and said go max points), got for 10.
2. Painters – Dutch painter Mondrian’s most popular work features the colors, black, grey, white and what other three colors? 9
3. People – Which of the seven continents is the second most populous? Not super confident, but got for 4.
4. Authors – What state, his home state, does author William Faulkner refer to in the following quote: “To understand the world, you must understand a place like (name of state)?” I was “pretty sure,” but not “super sure,” but we got this for 5.
5. Video Games – What video game series by THQ has used the name “Sinners Welcome” and gets its title from a name central to the game? Speaking of video games, funny side note – I had to turn around when I was driving to my music trivia game earlier and turned around at a public cemetery. There was a sign posted near the gate warning visitors that the cemetery does not participate in the Pokémon Go video game (in other words, get lost, fools)! I have never seen anything like that, I wish I would’ve taken a pic (hey I was driving)…Evan came up with name nearly at the last second for 6.
6. Medical Devices – What does the “D” stand for when referring to a device abbreviated AED? 8
7. Ink – Although invented in China, the name of what other country appears in the name of what ink used for drawing and outlining comics? 7
8. Co Stars – Eric McCormack and Debra Messing starred in what TV series that aired on NBC from 1998 to 2006 and its revival in 2017? 3
9. Sports – Within five feet, what is the distance between stakes on a standard horseshoe pit, according to the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association? For a bonus point, get the distance exactly correct. One team got it correct (not ours), miss for 1.
10. Same Name – What name is shared by a 1961 Elvis Presley film and a cocktail made from rum, vodka, Curaçao, pineapple juice and sour mix?
Visual Mystery –
Got them all.
Scores – Nine teams, scores 33 to 62 with us in first.
Final Category – Cars
What was the best-selling car in 2018 in the United States that was produced by an American company?
Only wagered 10 on this, but got it…
Scores: ‘Pods, 72; Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Steel Beams, 79.
One of us “might” be playing in a theme night Sunday, that is TBD. Otherwise, our next trivial outing will be Monday at Sticks. As always, Go Pods and stay classy, Ursula from The Little Mermaid.