We’ve been attempting to make Friday evenings “team trivia night” as of late, and Friday night, we had Michelle tuning in from Vegas (she was in her office and finishing her shift at work), and also had a couple of friends (David and Susan) from Dearborn tuning in. We ran into some “technological differences” (that’s an Idiocracy joke) when our power blipped off, which means we temporarily disappeared from the Zoom meeting, prompting a teammate to message me “Where are you?” I was in the technological void, as it were (too bad I wasn’t there long enough to get a souvenir)! So a couple of these questions escaped into the void with me (sorry about that)! Not the greatest game for us, but it was SO exciting to find out that all of this time we had an SNL fan in our ranks (too bad she can only help out in the virtual games)! More about that and other trials and tribulations if you read on:
1)Mascots – Guinness beer and Froot Loops cereal have both used what animal as their mascot? This reminded us that a friend gave us a Guinness plaque for Christmas and we hadn’t put it up yet! Now it’s hanging on the basement wall (thanks Brad)!
2)Movie Quotes – “I believe in America. America has made my fortune.” is the opening line to what 1972 film?
3)Tests – What does GRE stand for, in terms of the standardized test that can be taken after obtaining a bachelor’s degree? Thanks Dave for knowing this (helps that he took this test)!
4)Asia – Name one of the two countries with which Thailand shares its longest land borders. Nerd point, name both. We talked ourselves out of one of the correct answers and missed the bonus, too. This is one our team’s very special talents! Maybe we would have been better off had the question been about the band Asia?
5)TV Actresses – What actress played the character Debbie Downer in a series of sketches on Saturday Night Live? Michelle was the superstar here (woot)!
6)Novels – Winston Smith is the protagonist in what 1949 dystopian novel, in which he begins a forbidden relationship with his coworker, Julia?
7) What is the only U.S. state in the 50 State Quarters Program to feature a spacecraft on its reverse side? Talked ourselves out of the correct answer…again (silly us)!
10) In the 1971 single “Joy to the World”, by Three Dog Night, what kind of animal is Jeremiah, according to the opening line? I think all teams knew this.
Mystery – Give the first and last names of the people described by the following clues, all of whom have the initials T.P.
M1. Singer/guitarist from Gainesville, Florida, who performed with the Heartbreakers
M2. Filmmaker who received an Academy Award for Best Director nomination for Joker
M3. Actress who stars in the Meet the Parents film series and the TV series The Fosters
M4. Singer for Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes who had solo R&B hits with “Close the Door” and “Joy”
We have not done well at all with mystery rounds this week! We only got two of these correct (#1 and #2, appropriate for a TP themed mystery round)!
We were in tenth going into the final with 53 points, and (again) a team was in first with 63 points.
Final Category – NBA Teams
With a record of 24 wins and 11 losses, the Chicago Bulls are one of three current NBA franchises that have won at least 66% of the NBA Finals games in which they have played.Name either of the other two current franchises that have won at least 66% of their Finals games. We actually discussed this answer very carefully and had some good ideas, but we did not come up with either correct answer. Oh well, until next time, Go Pods, and stay classy, Teddy Pendergrass!