It was a blustery, rainy Monday night. And I’ll stop trying to sound like I’m writing the opening lines for a Charles Dickens novel right about…now! Ugh, hated reading his stuff in school! Though I guess it was a great way to learn about the horrors of Victorian London – so many pickpockets, workhouses and street urchins (oh the humanity)! Though I did like that one story he did about the ghosts (that was cool)!
So since it was too nasty to sit outside and enjoy some beer at one of a couple of our favorite nearby “beer gartens,” we decided we’d make a night of virtual trivia – and board games!
1. Advertising – According to its ads, what percentage—or more—can you save by switching your car insurance to Geico?
2. Games – What board game is also known as English draughts (drafts)? Mike came up with right guess here.
3. Netflix – What Netflix original series that premiered in 2013 was the first original online-only web television series to receive major Emmy nominations? We forgot all about that series with Kevin Spacey in it (oops), miss.
4. Colors – In the 1990s, Crayola produced a line of Magic Scent crayons that released fragrances when used.
“New Car” was a shade of what color?
Why was this the scent for new car and not some delicious fruit? Mysteries abound…
5. Bridges – Which two Florida cities are connected by the W. Howard Frankland Bridge, which carries I-275 over a body of water? A bit of discussion, but we came up with right two cities.
6. Movie Remakes – One of actor Steve McQueen’s first starring roles was in what 1958 independent horror/science-fiction film about an alien amoeba, which was remade in 1988 with Kevin Dillon as the star? Ah, Steve McQueen. They just don’t make actors like him anymore!
7. Athletes – What American pro tennis player and eight-time Grand Slam winner retired after his final match at the 2006 U.S. Open? We were split between two possibilities – one the famous foul-mouthed guy – and the right guy. Thankfully we picked the right guy…
8. Albums – What pop singer released the 2002 album Justified? Nope, this era of music is not our strong point…
9. Novels – What word completes the title of the following debut novel by Abi Daré , a New York Times bestseller that earned her a spot on the shortlist for the Desmond Elliott Prize for first-time novelists in the UK?
The Girl with the _ Voice
Nope. recent novels not our strong point, either!
10. NASA – Name both names of space shuttles involved in deadly disasters. I am recreating this question from memory since it was not provided in the chat, but I think this is the gist of it. The first of these disasters was a very “where were you when this happened” thing for many of us Gen X kids. Where was I? Well, I was in eighth grade, and they brought in the A/V cart so we could watch the events unfolding on the news (that was a big deal at the time). Where were my parents? At a Club Med resort in Martinique. They told me later that they didn’t hear news of this story until days later. Remember those days when you didn’t always have news immediately right at your fingertips – and wasn’t that kind of nice?
Combine the two clues to form a single answer.
Answers may share a word, part of a word, or a syllable.
(For example, if I said “Capital of Utah AND 1991 Western comedy film starring Billy Crystal,” you would answer “Salt Lake City Slickers”)
M1. First name of the second Supreme Court justice appointed by George W. Bush AND first name of the second Supreme Court justice appointed by Barack Obama MISS
M2. 2017 Pixar film featuring the character Miguel AND 1985 sci-fi film that earned Don Ameche an acting Academy Award for his role as Art Selwyn
M3. Capital city of Ireland AND capital city of Nebraska
M4. Sitcom starring Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton that originally aired from 1971-1979 AND sitcom starring Meredith Baxter and Michael J. Fox that originally aired from 1982-1989
Only missed one, not too bad! Forty two points going into the final, though? Meh…
Only three bands or artists have ever released a song that debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #1 in the same week that they released an album that simultaneously debuted on the Billboard 200 at #1.
Name any one of those bands or artists, all of whom have done so in the past year.
We guessed “Megan Thee Stallion” because she is one of only a couple “current” music artists we can name (and we love her ridiculous name). How did I not know that “stallion” was slang for tall women with brick house figures when I was growing up? So, so clueless was I!
Unlike a stallion, we didn’t gallop off with a victory in this game! Oh well, there are always other games to try doing that. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Kevin Spacey!