Perhaps the rain might’ve kept some of the teams away Monday for the Sporcle Live game Monday at Sticks, as A.J. the host speculated? Well, it didn’t keep Brad from riding his bike out to join Mike and I for the game (he didn’t shake the rain off like a dog does after taking a dip in a lake)! Which is good, because we would’ve had to swat him with a rolled-up newspaper…maybe a copy of the Eastern Echo, which were sitting on a rack downstairs at the entrance (LOL)?
As for the game, we won a $15 prize in game one and a $10 prize in game two. Because of a new trivia spot opening locally (Tower Inn), this means we’ll be changing our game plans a bit in the next couple of weeks! Some of our players can only play once a week, so we’ll have to move our chess pieces around in the most “strategic” way, if you will.
And here are the questions…assume they will be reasonable facsimiles of/abbreviated versions of the questions that were asked during the game, assume they may not have all been written down word for word, and assume that there may be additional qualifiers for some of the questions that were not written down. Audio questions will not be written down. Now let’s go to last night’s trivia game…
1. Landmarks – In 2012, Big Ben was renamed for what royal person? The year 2012 was a big clue for me, we got this, but for only 3.
2. Breakfast – What actor whose real name is Lawrence Tureaud had a cereal named for him shaped like what in the 1980s? Facebook clue, 10.
3. Writing – What term meaning “The art of decorative writing” comes from the Greek word for “beautiful writing?” 9
4. Title Characters – What title character played by Kevin Costner had a “real” name of Lieutenant John Dunbar? 8
Here’s another character from the movie mentioned above – “Wind In His Hair.”
5. Sports Colors – Name the two westernmost NFL teams to NOT use the color blue in their uniform colors? Brad might be a bit color blind, but he handled this just fine for 5.
6. Logos – In the Morton Salt logo, what item, in addition to a box of salt, is the girl carrying? For a bonus point, what color is she wearing? Got this for 7 plus the bonus.
7. Big Sales – According to Guinness Book of World Records, what music artist holds the record of selling the most albums of all time? Miss for 2.
8. War History – The 1917 Battle of Cambrai marked the first time what was used in a full scale military offensive? 6
9. Superhero TV – What series that aired from 1988 to 1992 featured a younger version of what superhero? We went with the right superhero, though were thinking of a different series that aired later in the 1990s, got this for 1.
10. Science Terms – What word beginning with the letter “p” describes the state or quality of a material or membrane that causes it to allow liquids or gases to pass through it?
Mystery – Add ‘Em Up
The following clues will have numbers as answers that when added up, will be 26.
SPOILER…apparently we can’t add! But would still wind up getting three of these correct!
M1 – Number of digits on each hand that a person whom is polydactyl possesses
M2 – Number of virtues attributed to the Buddha
M3 – Number of fundamental freedoms cited in a speech made by FDR
M4 – Number of events in a heptathlon
Scores – Four teams, scores 51 to 63 with us in first.
Final Category – The Human Body
The largest veins in the human body by diameter are each known by what two-word Latin name meaning “hollow vein”?
Final standings: Stop the Bus, 78, ‘Pods, 83.
1. Sesame Street – Which Sesame Street character collected paper clips, enjoyed cooking oatmeal and liked pigeon watching? Clearly we haven’t watched Sesame Street regularly for at least…40 some odd years! Miss for 4.
2. Hall of Fame – The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame is located in Eveleth in the northern part of which U.S. state? Brad for the points, 3.
3. Restaurants – Which restaurant chain founded in 1958 was named for not only one of its signature items but for the type of structure it resembled? Miss for 5.
4. Actors – The only full-length feature films in which Chris Tucker was credited between 1998 to 2007 were part of what series? Bonus point opportunity NOT offered in the game, who can name the 1997 Quentin Tarantino film in which he was credited? 10
5. Abbreviations – What federated German state is referenced in the BMW name? 9
6. Historic Events – Audio clip of a person on the Comedy Central series Drunk History describing an event (actress was Kristen Wiig) – we had to identify the decade in which it occurred and for a bonus point, the exact year. I thought it was another event at first, which occurred in 1969, but Brad checked me and was able to name the exact event, and I said, “Oh yeah, that happened in (year).” When he asked how I knew when it happened, I just said “I don’t know I know it…I just know.” I can’t say it enough – it doesn’t matter HOW you know an answer in a trivia game, it just matters THAT you know it! 8 plus the bonus…
7. Instruments – A standard concert flute is pitched in what key? Again…I was “quizzed” about how I knew this, so I said, “My friend Wendy played this in band so I know that it was this key (which is also the same key as the tuba).” 7
8. TV Casts – Corbin Bernsen, Susan Ruttan and Blair Underwood starred on what NBC series centered around a law firm from 1986 to 1994? Brad said he liked this show because of his crush another one of its stars…Laurie Partridge (aka Susan Dey)!
Honestly…I can’t even think about anything from The Partridge Family without thinking about the theme song! #welcometomyweirdbrain Here’s Laurie Partridge, aka Susan Dey!
9. Schools – The College of the Muskogee Nation was renamed Comanche Nation College until closing in 2017 and was located in what state? Miss for 1.
10. Maff – In geometry, what is the term for an angle larger than a right angle but smaller than a straight angle? 2
Visual Mystery –
Scores – Three teams, Peas Above Stick, 49; ‘Pods, 52; Stop The Bus, 57.
Final Category – 2000s Music
The top ten of VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Songs of the 2000s includes four songs that feature Jay-Z, Jamie Foxx, Timbaland, and Alicia Keys, respectively. Name two of those four songs.
We came up with one correct song…but wagered zero.
Final scores: ‘Pods, 52; Peas, 69.
Until next time, which will be Wednesday at Tower Inn. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Patty Hearst!