It was a warm and muggy Friday night, and there was a big event going on in our town, so the two of us – whom are kind of shy about doing things involving big groups even when we’re not in the (hopefully) ending throes of a global pandemic – we said to ourselves, “Let’s stay in tonight and do a virtual trivia game!”
Watch this video – it contains a spoiler to one of the questions:
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We talked ourselves out of the wrong word starting with the letter “H” which involves open-mic music. Seriously, Mike – did you not pay attention to that “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” episode where Seth Green was talking about the different words used to describe small to large human gatherings involving music (sheesh)! 🙂 In reality, I actually thought his guess sounded better than mine (read on to find out more about this).
1. Names – The Scottish Gaelic name Ian is the equivalent of what English name?
2. World Geography – Lake Victoria is located in three different African countries, all of which have names ending in what letter?
3. Record Labels – In addition to The D.O.C., name one of the two co-founders of Death Row Records, which was founded in 1991 and counted Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg among its artists.
NERD POINT: Name both.
Got this, but didn’t know both guys.
4. Disease – Trichinosis is a disease caused by a parasite most-commonly found in what type of undercooked meat?
5. 1990s Movies – What 1999 Academy Award-nominated film tells the story of Brandon Teena, a trans man whose death in a hate crime was among the incidents that led to an increase in lobbying for hate crime laws?
6. Hall of Famers – What player had his number 3 retired by the Detroit Tigers in 2018, following his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame? Yes, for some strange reason – I got this right! Sadly, we didn’t wager a lot of points on it. There are only a couple of times in my life where I kind of cared about baseball, and the first is because “my” local MLB team was in the World Series! This doesn’t explain why I remembered this particular player and the number (hey take what you can get in trivia games)! The second time in my life I kind of cared about baseball is when Homer Simpson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017. During that ceremony, they talked quite a bit about the Simpsons episode “Homer at the Bat,” which is one of my all time favorites from the series.
7. Netflix – What actor plays Count Olaf on the Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events, which aired three seasons from 2017-2019?
8. Video Games – What title character, who has appeared in over 70 installments of a maze-based video game franchise, possesses the ability to generate explosives from his hands? Miss. We’d never heard of this guy.
9. Books – The Symbology of Secret Sects, The Art of the Illuminati: Part 1, and Religious Iconology are among fictional books written by the protagonist in a series by what author? So happy I remembered this guy’s name.
10. Words – What ten-letter ”H” word, originally a synonym for “thingamajig” or “whatchamacallit,” has come to refer to a folk music party with an open mic? I thought of the “Buffy” episode pertaining to this word right away, but then Mike came up with another 10 letter H word that we both agreed sounded better (especially since it rhymes with the name of a famous music festival that got its start in the early 1990s). MISS FOR SIX! Ouch. Hate it when things like this happen at the end of a decent round!
Mystery – Logos
Name the company or product based on the description of its logo.
M1. Two colorful members of the species Bos taurus facing each other in front of a yellow sun
M2. Thirteen light teal circles arranged in a diamond shape, with the circles getting gradually larger from left to right, giving the impression of an arrow
M3. A green, yellow, and white flower shape that has 18 points on its outermost ring
M4. An animal of the genus Vulpes with a tail resembling flames encompassing a purple orb
Missed #2 (all teams missed this). The rest of these were pretty much all Mike (go figure – the graphic designer with a good head for images).
Final Category – Species
What species of the genus Homo was given a name meaning “handy man” in Latin because, when it was discovered in the 1960s, it was believed to be the first maker of stone tools?
I think almost all teams got this, we moved up from fifth to fourth for getting it right.
Damn, now I have that James Taylor song “Handy Man” running through my head! Yup, my mom used to like those ’70s easy listening tracks (and I’ve come to be fond of some of those kinds of songs, too). Comfort music from my childhood? perhaps! I’ll always fantasize about being a DJ and having my own weekly “Cheesy Easy Listening” broadcast. But…does anyone even listen to the radio anymore? Well, maybe online!
As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Joss Whedon! Seriously…stay classy, Joss Whedon 😦