Our “Three Amigos” trivia duo got together for a trivia game for the first time since March! Well, we weren’t “really” together, but we got to see Brad’s doggos…and had the chance to talk ourselves out of correct trivia questions, albeit in the “virtual” world of Zoom! We played a show hosted by local host “Mike D.”
Pictures or it didn’t happen?
Anyone else rocking a “pandemic beard” right now? 🙂 Mike and Brad both sporting beards here, though you can’t see Mike’s very well (he prefers to lurk in the shadows and I had the lights partially dimmed). And the camera is covering my “pandemic beard” (JK)!
We nearly flunked the mystery round, getting only one of the “TV duos” questions correct. But we managed to get the final correct, moving us up from fifth to third, with absolutely NOTHING on the line – no prizes (all players put into drawing to win gift cards), and no possible tournament spots! Kind of like having the pressure off, but yes…I miss the pub trivia competition!
All of that chatter aside, how’s about some questions?
1. What Dr. Seuss character first appeared in a 1940 book in which he “hatches the egg,” according to the books’ title? Easy way to begin the game…
2. The radioactive element with atomic number is named for what European country that was the birthplace of one of its discoverers?
3. What singer released the 1978 single “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” which was his biggest hit until a 1993 song that reached #1 on the Hot 100? Another easy one for older folks…
4. Jennie Finch is a two-time Olympic medalist for the United States in what team sport? Miss…
5. Section I of which amendment to the Constitution guarantees that all persons born or naturalized in the United States are guaranteed full citizenship?
6. In addition to cheese, what is the primary ingredient in the Greek dish spanakopita?
7. William Daniels provided the voice of an artificially intelligent car on what 1980s TV series? Of course we got this one right, but we also got curious about what the letters in the car’s name stood for. Later, I would get a “lifeline” on this one from someone whose knowledge of this series is – for a lack of better word – “advanced placement.” Yes, I know those were two words…Any trivia nerds out there know the letters were that represented the “evil” version of this car? Later, Mike and I would joke about the “Star Trek” tie-in with evil versions of people, which were normally marked by goatees (starting with the original “Star Trek” series). How many times was this trope used in movies/TV? Bender on “Futurama” had an evil counterpart with a goatee named “Flexo,” though it was later revealed that Bender was the “real” evil one! Then there was the “evil” Cartman on “South Park,” who was actually a very nice version of Cartman!!!
By this logic, an “evil” version of me would probably love Hallmark movies!!!
8. What 1991 film is based on a comic book character introduced in 1982 whose alter ego is Cliff Secord? Miss, totally forgot about this movie…but Mike and Brad didn’t forget about Jennifer Connelly’s…boobs! Men…what are ya gonna do???? 🙂
9. What term, commonly heard in the context of opera, is from Italian meaning “first lady?” Bah, these guys were SO afraid of this category! I was like, “Hey I know some opera stuff!”
10. What group, founded in 1991, is a main competitor of Chippendale’s and bills itself as being from Australia? Miss, though strangely enough, Mike suggested the correct answer. How did this little nugget happen to be in his brain? Hmmm!!!
Mystery – TV Duos
Identify the TV series based on the following duos, who were all among Rolling Stone’s greatest TV duos of all time.
M1 – Lenny and Squiggy
M2 – Rusty Cohle and Marty Hart
M3 – Troy Barnes and Abed Nadir
M4 – Elizabeth and Philip Jennings
The only one we got correct was #1…
Standings heading into the final:
Final Category – National Parks
Of the 62 U.S. National Parks, the closest one to New Orleans, LA is located in which state?
Kim and I will be battling a ’80s music question set on Wednesday. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, KARR!