Mike and I decided to hit up Sticks Thursday trivia night scene at the spur of the moment. We won a $10 gift card in game one. These questions will be very, very, very (did I mention very) abbreviated, since I didn’t bring any of my own paper and used only the “scrap paper” that Sporcle provides in the game booklets (which are being phased out).
Game One –
1. Deserts – The largest desert int he world is a cold desert that covers which continent?
2. Abbreviations – What do the letters CE stand for when using the abbreviations BCE and CE when describing when events occurred a long, long time ago?
3. ’70s TV – What sitcom debuting in 1975 featured characters nicknamed “Sweathogs?” For a bonus point, name the actor playing the title character in this series. Yay we’re old and knew this, but this might have stumped some of the younger players. Got for the points plus the bonus.
4. Nursery Rhymes – What character, whose goal is to make sure children are in bed by 10 p.m has an alliterative name and appears in a Scottish nursery rhyme?
5.2010s Films – Audio clue of a musical film featuring Rebel Wilson among others, we got on a guess for 1.
6. Coaches – Which team did Jerry Tarkanian serve as head coach when the team won a NCAA championship once?
7. Transportation – Flexible flyer was what what type of item, which wasn’t popular until being marketed as a toy? Miss.
8. Enemies – Which person was listed as the very first “Public Enemy Number One” in 1934?
9. Charting Singles – What was the first charting single for the Black Eyed Peas, which also featured singer Justin Timberlake?
10. Logos – What animal serves as the logo for the World Wildlife Fund?
Mystery – Anagrams
Given the scrambled names of artists and their counties of origin and the songs’ release years, identify the songs they recorded.
M1 – Hot Dog Flare, 1972, Canada
M2 – Mere Emotion, 1998, France
M3 – Lay Whole Thigh, 1979, Australia
M4 – Worm On Canyon, 1978, Jamaica
This was rough…we only got #4 correct.
Final Category – Kids’ Books
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 winners – ‘Pods, 70; ??? (unsure who got first or what their score was).
1. ’80s Music – What six letter adjective is used in the title of a 1983 Yes single?
2. Olympic Medals – Laura Berg was an American woman winning gold medals in what sport from 1996 to 2008?
3. Novel Settings – What fictional Himalayas location is a place where people age slower and everyone is happy?
4. Movie Settings – What 1989 ensemble cast movie features a character whom is dying of cancer?
5. Holidays – In what month is International Women’s Day celebrated annually? For a bonus point, on what date does this occur? Off by only one day on the guess, but got the other points.
6. Winners – Malala Yousafzai is the world’s youngest Nobel Prize winner and was born in what country? Miss, only one team got correct.
7. Mountains – The tallest mountain in the world when measured from its base is in what U.S. state?
8. New TV – What series starring Kal Penn and debuting in 2019 is named after a Queens neighborhood? FB clue.
9. Artists – What architect of the Renaissance School of Athens died at age 37?
10. Food – Foie Gras is made from the liver of what animal?
Visual Mystery –
Missed two of these.
Final Category – Sketch Comedy
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.
This ends our trivial pursuits for the week, we’ll be back at it Monday. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, John Dillinger!