It was our 24th wedding anniversary on Monday, May 17 – but our celebrations were low-key, as the main “celebrating” would be over the following weekend. But that’s not important right now! What’s really important is that at the end our little “date night” – which involved getting Mexican Food – AT A RESTAURANT – the first in-person dining we’d done in quite a while involving Mexican food – we signed on for a virtual trivia game and got first place! Or second place? I can’t remember (it was quite a while ago). We wagered zero on a current music final question that nobody got correct.
1. Companies – What outdoor apparel store was founded in 1912 by a man whose first and middle names were Leon Leonwood?
NERD POINT: In which U.S. state is this company headquartered?
Yup and yup. I know lots of yuppie folks who LOVE this company. I have never purchased anything from them.
2. Albums – What 1971 album by Marvin Gaye was ranked among the top ten of Rolling Stone’s 2020 list of the Greatest Albums of All Time? We knew what was “going on” with this question…
3. Metals – What alloy consists primarily of copper, usually contains tin as its second-largest component, and often has other metals added in small amounts?
4. Weapons – What Ancient Greek mathematician and inventor is credited with developing weapons to defend the city of Syracuse against enemy ships, including the “Claw” and the heat ray? Mike was all over this (he loves weapons, LOL).
5. HBO – What HBO drama that originally aired from 2006-2011 used the Beach Boys’ song “God Only Knows” as its opening theme for its first three seasons? No clue.
6. Country Songs – What country’s national anthem includes the lyrics “Brothers of (country), (country) has woken, bound Scipio’s helmet upon her head. Where is Victory? Let her bow down, because as a slave of (capital city), God created her…?” Made right educated guess based on the name “Scipio.” Doesn’t it sound like someone in the mob?
7. Marvel – In the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy, what object is inside the orb acquired by Peter Quill? Good thing Mike actually saw this movie!
8. NBA Players – What NBA Hall of Fame player and coach is nicknamed the “Hick from French Lick”? Yay I can name probably about 10 NBA players total, and I picked the right one 🙂
9. Shakespeare – Which Shakespeare play features Oberon, who is the king of the fairies? And Bell’s Brewery would like to think their Oberon beer is king of the summer wheat beers (my vote would be for Cheboygan blood orange honey or Atwater’s dirty blonde).
10. Board Games – In 1999, Benjamin Franklin was inducted into what board game’s U.S. Hall of Fame? Guess it wasn’t all about the Benjamins…miss.
Mystery Round – “Q” Names
Answer each of the following questions about people, places, or things that have the initial “Q” somewhere in their name.
M1 – What does the “Q” stand for in reference to the James Bond character who uses the initial as their job title?
M2 – Which animated Disney film features a character named Timothy Q. Mouse?
M3 – The music magazine Q, which was published from 1986-2020, focused on music releases and events in what country?
M4 – In mathematics, what subset of real numbers is denoted by a boldface Q?
Goose eggs on this round. Miss, miss, miss and miss.
Final Category – Billboard Top Tens
In 2021, there have been two weeks where only one album by a solo woman was in the top ten of the Billboard 200 chart. (As of 5/15/21)
Name either of the women who have held that distinction.
Wagered zero…and nobody got it, so we either got first or second. Nice little anniversary gift!
As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Larry Bird!