Thursday marked the 29th time we’ve played a trivia night at Sticks in 2019 – and was also the last “cruise night” of the summer in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town. Sadly, we didn’t win the $350 up for grabs in the 50/50 raffle, but we did win two $10 prizes in the trivia game after the cruise was over! Here are a few cruise night pics:
Two comments about these cars…Re: the DeLorean – do not buy a DeLorean unless you already know that “OUTTATIME” is available to use on your vanity plate! Also, if Bumblebee from the Transformers wanted to assimilate a 1950s car, THIS would be the car! One more thing…wouldn’t it cool if there were an app for turning pictures of cars into Transformers? It could be called “Botify!” All right, back to the trivia game…
We figured we were shut out of prizes after blowing nine points on a princess question (the princess’ “real” name, not the name you would know if you were a Disney junkie). More about that epic flub if you read on!
And the questions…assume they will be reasonable facsimiles of/abbreviated versions of the questions that were asked during the game, assume they were NOT written down word for word, and assume that there may be additional qualifiers for some of the questions that were not written down. Now let’s go to last night’s trivia game!
1. Song Lyrics – Who/what attempts to contact Major Tom repeatedly in the 1969 David Bowie song Space Oddity?
2. Fairy Tales – The Grimm Brothers fairy tale Little Briar Rose is a variant of a story also commonly known by what name? We put down a story where the protagonist had a sister with Rose in her name (in the Grimm tale). Oops for 9.
3. Animals – What type of crab gets its name from the movement of its smaller of two claws made while feeding? If this crab were in a stage musical, it would sing “If I were a rich crab..” (some of you might get this reference).
4. Movie Nicknames – Name any one of the characters from the 2009 film Zombieland whom were named after capital cities of states.
5. Sports – The Invictus Games and the Warrior Games are multi-sport events featuring contestants who most notably share what distinction? For an additional point, who created the Invictus Games in 2014? Got this but missed the bonus. .
6. Holidays – What unofficial holiday got its start in September, 1995 and was created by John Baur and Mark Summers? It is referred to in social media circles as “Talk like a (blank) day.”
7. Audio clue of a sporty theme song, miss.
8. Lakes – Lake Seminole is a reservoir sitting on the border of what two states? We knew from the word “Seminole” that one of the states only borders two other states, so luckily we picked the right one…
9. ’80s Songs – The 1989 single Black Velvet by Alannah Myles was written as a tribute to what singer?
Canadian one-hit wonder artist Alannah Myles
10. Newspapers – From 1859 to 2009, the Rocky Mountain News was a newspaper in what city?
Mystery – High-Grossing Actresses
Put the following actresses in order according to the total domestic grosses of all of their movies from most to least.
Zoe Saldana, Scarlett Johansson, Sally Field, Elizabeth Banks.
Meh. I guess we “really liked” Sally Field a bit too much… Only got four points out of this round.
Scores – Eight teams, scores 41 to 60, with Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Steel Beams in first. We were in third with 50 points.
Final Category – TV Competitions