For the second time this week, I “tuned in” to a live streaming trivia show presented by a local trivia host name Mike D – who thankfully did not collapse under the pressure of technical difficulties! He reported that his phone – which he was using to “broadcast” the game – malfunctioned a few questions in and he had to hastily switch to using his laptop – and hard-wiring said laptop directly to his modem. The only indicator that he was even feeling any sort of pressure was when he commented, “I’m going to need more than just this one beer tonight.” Kudos to him for keeping his cool even when his phone wasn’t keeping its cool (he said that his phone was “overheating”).
Even after switching to using his laptop – and projecting questions on his TV screen, there were still some problems with blurry text, which he worked to resolve on the fly…I’ve seen trivia hosts falter under much more minor circumstances as this – and he definitely kept his shit together (or at least acted like he was)! Maybe he deserves a Primetime Emmy in the new category of “best acting performance during a live streaming performance” (LOL)!
It was “almost” like a “team” trivia night! One of the members of my team was in the basement while all of this was going on and setting up for us to play “Eldritch Horror,” a map-based game where different investigators have to hunt down Lovecraftian monsters, not go insane, yada yada (I’m still trying to learn the game). It was easier playing on the second night!
Another of my teammates was “playing along” by viewing questions that I’d photographed and sent him. Sigh…it will be nice if I ever get to do a real trivia night with my team again! I’m guessing that won’t happen until another month or so…if not longer.
And here are the questions (except the mystery round, which did not photograph well…..it was visual – so sorry).
- Sports Spelling – What is the correct spelling of the last name of Brett, the former quarterback of the Green Bay Packers from 1992 to 2007?
- Song Lyrics – According to the lyrics of the Rolling Stones song, what is the first thing the singer sees that he wants to “Paint it Black?”
- South America – What South American country has two capitals – Sucre, which acts as a constitutional capital – and La Paz, which acts as an executive capital?
- Drinks – A snakebite is an alcoholic drink popular in the U.K. which combines equal parts of what two other alcoholic beverages?
- 80s Movies – Name two of the four actors who portray the group of best friends who find a dead body in the 1986 film Stand By Me. Funny that the “fat kid” in the group actually kind of grew up to be hot – how hot? Hot enough to have married Rebecca Romijn, apparently! I could have named all four of these actors…
- War History – The independence of what country was the main point of contention in the Spanish-American War? I was a duh here but Brad knew this…
- Animals – Rockhopper is a name used for three closely related taxa of what kind of animal? Needed Brad’s help with this one (I said this was a “Bradagory”).
- Villains – The gluttonous King Dedede is the rival of what video game title protagonist first introduced in 1992? Could have used Mike’s help here, but he was in the basement!!!
- Chairs – What is the name of the ceremonial chair that is sat on by the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros in a popular book series by George R.R. Martin? I don’t know GOT stuff at all, but Brad does…
- States – Name one of the two states west of the Mississippi that did not begin as part of an organized U.S. territory before being admitted to the union.
Final Category – Song Lyrics
Identify four singers/bands recording the following songs with “Teenager” or “Teenage” in the song titles from several different decades:
“A Teenager in Love,” 1959; “Teenage Failure,” 1966; “Teenage Lobotomy,” 1977; “Teenage Riot,” 1988; “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” 1991; “Teenagers,” 2006 and “Teenage Dream,” 2010.
Only came with three correct answers…