You’ve heard the term “paperless,” haven’t you? Getting bills sent to you online is one example of that! Doing trivia recaps by taking photos of the questions is another example! I can actually place photos of the questions right here – and type them up while looking at the picture – which means questions are 100 percent accurate. Traditional note taking is never 100 percent accurate. And that is how I’ve been trying to do these recaps as of late. It’s not a perfect system – it’s certainly not any less time consuming – and – sometimes paper and pens are still needed to help come up with answers (especially when it comes to map questions and presidents questions). And sometimes – it’s just damned fun to doodle during trivia games! Hey, it’s science! Doodling during activities doesn’t mean you’re NOT paying attention, but rather the opposite – that you’re paying extra attention!
I’m sure I’ll find some way to balance satisfying my inner “doodlebug” with making it so I”m spending more time answering questions than writing the darn things down.
As for the game? A group of trivia teammates (past and present) – and a couple of family members – “gathered” virtually Saturday evening. So we had players from Michigan’s “Upper Peninsula,” Poquoson, VA and Ypsilanti, MI. Since it was so nice out, my husband and I decided to set up the laptop on our patio table outside and use the woods as our natural backdrop for the Zoom camera. We haven’t spent any time goofing off with the Zoom settings that allow you to use your own photos or pre-saved pictures as fake “backdrops.” We only missed one regular round question and also the final question (we overthought).
Here’s a screen cap of the Zoom shenanigans (I’m the one with the camera…duh): ⇓
The felines are Rocco (above left), and Murbella (below left). Here’s a more close-up photo of Murbella (and Rocco):
You can’t bring your kitties with you to real pub trivia games!!!
And the questions…
1. #1 Hits – “The Long and Winding Road” was the 20th and final #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts by what band?
2. Kids’ TV – What fictional kingdom on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” counts King Friday, Prince Tuesday and Daniel Striped Tiger among its residents?
3. Running Backs – What Hall of Fame running back, who won the 1977 NFL Man of the Year Award, later had the award named in his honor shortly after his 1999 death? I said, “Hey sportos…I hope you guys know this.” Yep…
4. Mountains – The Catskill Mountains are a region of the Appalachian Mountains that are located in what U.S. state?
I’ll explain this pic in a bit!!!
5. Documentaries – Vince McMahon, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hulk Hogan and Billy Crystal are among the people appearing in a 2018 HBO documentary about what professional wrestler? My teammates were impressed that I remembered this guy (answer to the question) being in the movie Conan the Destroyer. I said, “You wouldn’t recognize him, he played a monster and wore a rubber suit.” Sam said, “How do you know this?” I answered back that I’d watched this movie not too long ago! It’s kind of hard to just watch movies these days, isn’t it? Does anyone else take a peek at the trivia items about the movie on imdb while watching movies??? More trivia about this movie, it’s Wilt Chamberlain’s only credited film role, and some chick from The Wonder Years is in it (Olivia D’Abo, whom I think was Kevin’s older sister).
6. Math – What is the only positive integer that is equal to twice the sum of its digits? Brad was the smart guy here…
7. Parents – Joseph and Rose were the first names of the parents of which 20th century U.S. president?
8. Voice Roles – What 2012 stop-motion animated film features the voices of Anna Kendrick, Jeff Garlin and John Goodman – among others? Nope, this was our only miss (besides the final q).
9. Companies – What company – founded in 1969 in Massachusetts, is the largest scented candle company in the U.S.?
10. Namesakes – What prominent American family was the namesake for a baked oyster dish?
M1 – “A Pair of Courteous Guys from Northern Italy”
M2 – “Mark and the Queen”
M3 – “The Last of the Dozen Evenings”
M4 – “Guy Who Died at Bosworth Field”
Got all of these…
Final Category – Scientists
This was a case where too much science knowledge hurt us… we thought of the correct answer right away, then thought of another possibility…oh well, it’s not like we’d be too likely to use gift cards from restaurants in Canton anyway. It was still a fun time!
I may “tune in” for a Facebook streaming show tonight, but will be lying low the next couple of days (getting some dental work done). As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, John F. Kennedy!