Saturday night was…trivia night! My husband and I, my brother and sister-in-law, and my friends Dave and Sam (and their lovely wives Susan and Angela, respectively) all teamed up “virtually” on some trivia questions! Good news is we got some of them right, and there were no nasty outbreaks of “sibling rivalry” when younger sister wanted to go early on what year the arcade game “Pong” game out – and older brother wanted to go later (pssst…sister’s guess was closer to being correct, so there)! We had a three year cushion to get it right, so all was peaceful!
We missed the final question about song titles…ugh, 2010s music! Do I have to listen to it and know about it? Hard pass! I can’t wait til Wednesday, when fellow older music lover Kim and I will play a ’80s music theme trivia game! No questions about Macklemore and…whosis – Justin Timberlake, or “The Weeknd!” What? What’s up with your name? Did you run out of the letter “e” or something?
There was a little chaos at the beginning, since the original host we signed up with had to bail – so we were moved to a trivia show with a different host. Thankfully, almost all of us managed to figure things out and still got together on the Zoom platform (except Brad…). We’ll try to get Brad in on a game soon!
Here are the questions…
1. Key West Chicken is a dish traditionally made using a marinade of soy sauce, honey and the juice of what fruit?
2. What 2013 single, inspired by his now wife, became the first, and to date only #2 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for singer John Legend? Thanks to others on my virtual “team” for knowing this answer…my knowledge of John Legend is limited to knowing he’s married to Chrissy Teigen, knowing he’s the most recent “Sexiest Man Alive” and has a shit-ton of Grammy Awards…oh yeah, and some movie called “Selma.” That’s it!
3. In which intermediate direction would a person travel to go from the capital of the state known as the “Heart of Dixie” to the capital of the “Peach State?” Teamwork prevailed here, but got this for low points.
4. Governor Ratcliffe is the antagonist in what 1995 Disney animated film? Teamwork again…got it.
5. Jay Garrick, Wally West and Bart Allen are all characters who have assumed the identity of what DC superhero? Fail. We discussed right superhero, though…
6. Within three, in what year was the original release of the Atari arcade game “Pong?” I wanted to go early 1970s, my brother wanted to go later in the 1970s, so we split the difference successfully (though my original guess was closer than my brothers, so nyah lol)!
7. What environmental organization was founded in 1892 by John Muir? Easy peasy for all of us.
8. What TV sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2003 included non-title characters named Hilda, Zelda and Harvey? I have never, ever watched a single episode of this show. Yet every time…well, ALMOST every time we get a trivia question about this show I get it right. Now pardon me, while I queue up “Witchy Woman” by the Eagles!!! #iamnotawitch #iamnotawitch #iamnotawitch #seriouslyiamnotawitchwhatareyoudoingwiththatwoodandoil (ahem)!
9. In October, 1941, due to lack of funding, work was suspended on what major U.S. landmark roughly 14 years after it began? This designer’s very odd name is one I try to keep around at close reach in my brain for trivia games…
10. What online employment web site has used a purple eyeball as its logo? Employment web site? Do we need those right now? Are a lot of people unemployed??? 🙂
Mystery – Movie Taglines
Identify the following movies by their tagline.
M1 – Homework can wait – the city can’t.
M2 – How would you handle the most awesome responsibility in the universe?
M3 – A comedy with bats and balls
M4 – This is Benjamin. He’s a little worried about his future.
Missed #2. Just like I know random things about “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” even though I’ve never seen the show…every time we get a question about this f—ing movie (OK, the boob enlargement scene is kind of funny)…we tend to miss it. One of the highest-grossing movies of 2003, its star was still on top of his game at the time, yet now he’s probably happy for his voice role as a villain in “Sonic the Hedgehog…” Anyone else miss “Fire Marshal Bill?” I do!!!
Standings heading into the final:
Final Category – Song Titles
Since the beginning of 2013, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Weeknd and Justin Timberlake have reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with songs that have what word in their titles?
We discussed the right word, but nope – we missed. Wound up finishing fifth.
Mike, Brad and I may join up for a game Monday or Tuesday night. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Mrs. Robinson!