A trio of players meeting virtually across a couple of thousand miles or so played a virtual game Friday night. It might not have been raining in Michelle’s town of “Vegas, Baby” as she calls it – but looking outside of our basement window, we could see lots of rain happenin!
We didn’t do so hot in the game – missing questions about old school board games (shame on us), Renaissance artists whom have towns named for them and sadly enough, U.S. history (we thought of the wrong march on Washington D.C.). Hey, it’s not fair! That town has played host to lots and lots of marches! Are we supposed to remember ALL of their names?
Strangely enough, we made the right guess on the TV final question, though we wagered zero so didn’t “have” to answer. Also, we forgot a security guard’s name in one of the mystery rounds. Sheesh – not only do we have to know the names of all of those marches on Washington (seriously, I’m better at remembering names of Sousa marches) – but we also have to remember security guard’s names, too? Oh the humanity…This was just NOT our game!
1) Grammar – The mnemonic “FANBOYS” is used to remember seven coordinating conjunctions. What do the letters “A” and “O” stand for?
2) 1980s Hits – What 1983 song that reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 was the first single released in the U.S. by Eurythmics? Earworms are made of this…
3) Fictional Restaurants – Chotchkie’s is a fictional TGI Fridays-style restaurant that appears in what 1999 comedy film?
4) SCIENCE – Within one, in which decade of the 20th century did the World Health Organization certify that smallpox had been eradicated globally?
5) Board Games – In a standard game of Stratego, there are four different pieces that each player has only one of, including a flag. Name one of the other three pieces. Mike was put in charge of answering this, and he considered one of the right pieces, but nope, we missed this.
6) Artists – What Renaissance artist was born in 1475 in a town east of Florence, Italy that now bears his name? We were like, “Which ninja turtle was this?” Miss.
7) Zoot Suit – What is the two-word rhyming term for a type of attire characterized by a long jacket, padded shoulders, and high-waisted trousers that was popularized in the 1940s?
8) U.S. History – A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin served as the organizers of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which took place in what year? Had this been the march we were thinking of, we were only one off in our guess.
9) TV Finales – Which Star Trek series ended its four-season run in 2005 with an episode titled, “These Are the Voyages…”?
10) What is the seven-letter term for a tropical cyclone that develops in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, similar to a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean?
Give the first and last names of the people described by the following clues, all of whom have the initials R.J.
M1. R&B singer known for the hits “Super Freak” and “Give It to Me Baby”
M2. Hall of Fame outfielder nicknamed “Mr. October”
M3. Actress who plays the title character on the TV series Angie Tribeca, which aired from 2016-2018 on TBS
M4. Atlanta security guard who is the subject of a 2019 film directed by Clint Eastwood
Final: Each of the following TV series aired its final episode in 2019. Which one aired the most total episodes?
Santa Clarita Diet
Life in Pieces
Mike’s reasoning that the “most boring sounding series” probably aired the most episodes proved to be valid. Too bad we didn’t wager on this or at least put down this as our answer to give us a “moral victory!”
No matter how a game turns out, it’s always fun to “see” our friends and chat a bit! As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Richard Jewell!